New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1854. Hardcover. 8vo. Brown cloth covered boards with gilt title and decoration to spine. Embossed decoration to boards. Full gilt edges. Minor fading to spine. Edgewear to exterior includes bumping and rubbing. Tear to cloth along rear exterior hinge. Crack to front interior hinge. Foxing throughout though text and illustrations remain bright. Hand colored illustrations. 415 pages + publisher's ads. LIT/100212. Very Good -.
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New York: Frederick A. Stokes Company, 1926. Hardcover. 4to. Orange cloth covered boards with black title to front board and to spine. Color illustration to front board. Light browning to spine and light rubbing to rear board. Minor bumping to spine ends. Front interior hinge is starting but binding remains tight. Else is clean and bright with lovely illustrations throughout. Illustrated end pages. 416 pages. CHILD/052416. Very Good.
London: Hurst and Blackett, 1861. Hardcover. First Edition. George Charles Grantley Fitzhardinge Berkeley (1800 - 1881) was an English politician, author, and sportsman. He had quite a temper and once assaulted the publisher of a magazine that posted a bad review of one of his books. He later fought a duel with the author of the review; however, none of the 3 shots fired landed on either party. This book, which is written in the travelogue style, covers Berkeley's journey from England, his brief stay on the East Coast before departing for the prairie, hunting bison, and his journey home. He includes anecedotes on fishing, murder, the American Press, Native Americans, eyeless fish, rifles, the landscape, and more. All ten illustrations (including vignette on title and 9 plates) are present. Ex-library with perforated stamp to bottom of title page, evidence of removed library sticker to foot of spine, and penciled call number to verso of free endpaper. Bound in three quarter dark teal leather over marbled paper covered boards with gilt title and author to spine. Heavy chipping and wear to leather on spine ends. Wear to hinges, corners, and edges of boards. Front board is slightly warped due to interior dampstain. Marbled endpapers and top edge gilt. Title page and frontis are heavily dampstained. It appears that a liquid was spilled on this spread many years ago. Slight evidence of dampstain to side and top margins of a few pages, but overall the rest of the book is clean. Occasional spots of soiling to margins. A few pencil markings to text. Marbled front free endpaper is present but detached. A good reading copy. 431 pages. SPO/081722. Very Good.
Munchen: Theodor Stroefer's Kunstverlag, circa 1890-1910. Hardcover. Blue cloth spine with illustrated paper covered boards titled in brown. Filled with poems and short stories for children (according to jacket aged 6 - 10 years) with charming illustrations on every page. Several have been hand colored. Minor foxing throughout. In original tan dust jacket with light green title to spine and front panels. Minor spots of dampstaining to jacket. Heavy chipping and wear to edges of jacket, which is now preserved in a removable plastic cover. Text in German. A cute book. 88 pages. GER/031819. Very Good / Very Good.
Chicago: Tand McNally & Company, 1942. Hardcover. Very good blue cloth 4to., bright color illustrated pastedown covers almost entire front board, Minor rubbing to edges of boards and to spine. Interior is clean, though light soiling to endpapers and ink inscription to front free end page. Adorable illustrations throughout, many are in bright color. 71 pages. A cute book. Children's Literature. CHIL/10153. Very Good.
London, Glasgow, and New York: George Routledge and Sons, circa 1890. Hardcover. Includes poems and short stories arranged by season with color illustrations throughout. Bound in the original brick red cloth boards with color illustration to front board and gilt title to spine. Minor chipping and wear to spine ends and corners. Minor smudge marks to edges of boards, but clean overall. Clean, bright interior with full color illustrations by Cooper. Light offsetting from illustrations. Gift inscription in pen dated '82 to front free endpaper. Paper lining interior hinge is tearing, but mull (fabric) remains intact. Binding is tight. A charming book. Size: quarto. About 120 pages - each season is about 40 pages. CHILD/110221. Very Good.
New York: Samuel Gabriel Sons & Company, 1937. Hardcover. Very good. Colorfully illustrated boards with red cloth spine. Color illustrations. Book was originally provided with separate color illustrations to be cut out and pasted onto the pages; this has been done by a previous juvenile owner. Writing in pencil to end pages. 236 pages. Children's Literature. CHIL/022812. Very Good.
New York: Samuel Gabriel and Sons, 1937. Hardcover. Colorfully illustrated boards with red cloth spine. Minor edgewear to boards and spine ends. Illustrated jacket, worn, with a few open tears. Dust jacket is now in protective plastic sleeve. Interior is clean and bright with wonderful color illustrations. Book was originally provided with separate color illustrations to be cut out and pasted onto the pages; this has been done by a previous juvenile owner. 236 pages. Children's Literature. CHIL/10163. Very Good / Very Good Minus.
New York: George Routledge and Sons, No Date (late 19th century). Hardcover. Very good. Oblong quarto. Olive green/brown cloth backed off white paper covered boards with brown and red title to front board. Moderate browning and rubbing to exterior as well as minor damp staining. Illustration to front board. Previous owner's name to front free end page. Minor browning throughout though text and illustrations remain bright. Lovely full color illustrations throughout. Plates by H. Rosa. LIT1/2042. Very Good.
West Branch, Iowa: Cummington Press, 1970. Limited Edition. Hardcover. LIMITED EDITION. Number 116 of 300 numbered copies. First edition. Fine black cloth backed, beige covered boards with black title to front board. Interior is clean and bright with lovely color illustrations. In white dust jacket with no title or text. Small closed tear to top edge of rear panel of dust jacket. 20 pages. PRI/102516. Fine / Very Good.
Paris: Gillot, 1885. Hardcover. Illustrated by Caran D'Ache. Very good in red cloth with paste-down illustration to front board and faded gilt title to spine. Wear at ends of spine and corners. Rubbing to Boards. Bookplate on front pastedown. Else is clean and bright. Two tone and color illustrations. French Literature. FRL1/01161. Very Good.
New York: Limited Editions Club, 1954. Hardcover. Number 916 of 1500 copies. Unlike most Limited Editions Club books, this one was issued unsigned by the illustrator, as Reginald Marsh died before the book was released. Bound in light red cloth with author, title and illustrator on spine. Spine shows light sunning but otherwise in fine condition. Interior pages are also clean and crisp. The slipcase is faded in places and has some small water splatters on front. 556 pages. LIT/071811. Very Good+.
New York: Orange Judd and Company, 1873. Hardcover. Very good in dark green cloth with gilt lettering on spine. Small chip to book cloth on spine. Chipping to spine ends and minor bumping to corners. Rubbing to edges of boards, hinges, and spine. Bookplate of William Eleroy Curtis to front pastedown. Curtis (1850 - 1911) was an American journalist and author. Ink spots to front endpapers with spotting continuing to following page. Includes 13 black and white illustrations. 320 pages. LIT/102418. Very Good.
Ipswich, MA: Gambit, 1979. Hardcover. Third Printing. Inscribed on the free front endpaper to Mel Spragins by the author and the illustrator for Christmas 1980 and includes a small drawing of a frog ballerina in the upper right corner. The book introduces familiar ballet positions and steps and poses and shows how much lies behind the seemingly effortless movements seen on stage. The serious discussions of those steps and positions are juxtaposed by the amusing frogs used to illustrate them in full-page black and white drawings. Bound in blue cloth with gilt titling and small frog drawing to front cover. In price-clipped pictorial cream and black dust jacket with title to spine. Pages are quite clean with very light spotting to fore-edge. Near fine condition. 7.25 x 10 inches. 57 pages. CHILD/081717. Near Fine / Near Fine.
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1992. Hardcover. Signed by author. First edition. 8vo. Red paper covered boards with yellow title to spine and yellow and white pattern to boards. Previous owner's name written on front free end page. Author's signature to half title page. Interior is clean and bright. Blue, red and white illustrated dust jacket with white and gilt title to front and spine panels. Index, 392 pages. COOK/031510. Near Fine in Near Fine Dust Jacket.
Paris: Flammarion, 1941. Hardcover. Very good small 4to., cream-colored paper covered boards; 2 blue & gilt floral motif bands across front and rear boards; bright gilt and blue ink title to spine. Light soiling to boards, wear to corners and spine ends. Lacks ribbon ties. Interior is quite clean and bright, though ink inscription to ffep; strong, tight binding. Beautifully illustrated w/25 bright color & gilt plates from various miniature illuminated manuscripts. A lovely title; in French. 87 pp. Illuminated Manuscripts. ILL/12123. Very Good.
Paris: Au Sans Pareil, 1925. Jean-Emile Laboureur. Paperback. Number 1077 of 1220 copies. 8vo. Light blue paper wrappers with black title to front wrapper and to spine. Spine appears light brown due to fading. Fading also effects the wrapper edges. minor bumping and chipping to spine ends. Water stain to top of rear wrapper. Untrimmed edges to paper. Minor water staining to last 9 pages, but does not effect text which is clean and bright. Includes etchings done by Jean-Emile Laboureur. 61 pages. IN FRENCH. French language. FRE/100407. Very Good +.
England: Scolar Press, 1996. Hardcover. An important survey of thirty-one artists from "The Sixties" (1855-1880), the period that saw some of the finest and most signifcant wood-engraved illustrations done for British books and magazines. Goldman provides a critical commentary on every artist, followed by a checklist of the books they illustrated or to which they contributed. There is also more detailed bibliographic information in an index of illustrated books arranged by author. With over 230 b&w illustrations. An invaluable reference for scholars in the field. Bound in grey cloth with gilt title to spine. In a pictorial dust jacket with a drawing taken from Rossetti illustration for Goblin Market. Title in red on spine and front cover. In fine condition in near fine dustjacket. Quarto. 391 pages including index. PRERAPH/033115. Fine.
New York: Robert Bonner's Sons, 1891. Paperback. SCARCE. Ledger Library Editions. 8vo. Beige paper wraps with red title and illustration to front wrapper and black title to spine. Minor soiling and browning to wraps as well as minor chipping to edges. Minor browning to edges of pages though text and illustrations remains clean and bright. 309 pages + ads. Literature. LIT/062311. Very Good.
Wien: Verlag Porf. Julius Romrower, 1923. Hofemann, Th. LIMITED EDITION. Hardcover. Number 410 of 500 copies. Bound in three quarter dark brown leather with marbled paper covered boards and embossed title to spine. Minor wear / chipping to leather of spine and corners. Interior is very clean with bright text and 4 color plates. Tight binding. IN GERMAN 192 pages. GER/121004. Very Good Minus.
Port Townsend, WA: Graywolf Press, (1982). Paperback. SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR. Cream colored paper wrappers with blue title to front wrap and black title to spine. Illustrations to front wrap. Minor foxing to wraps. Interior is clean and bright with author's signature to title page and illustrations throughout. 42 pages. LIT/120911. Very Good in Wraps.
Paris: Calmann Levy, 1888. Hardcover. 4to. Very good in 3/4 maroon leather with marble paper boards. Raised bands and intricate gilt tooling and title on spine. Very small white smudge to spine and to corner of front board. Marbled end pages. Front end page is detached but present and slightly brittle. Interior is clean and bright with lovely illustrations throughout. 215 pages. French Literature. FRL1/4280. Very Good.