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New York: Bennett Book Studios, 1929. Hardcover. Number 304 of 700 copies bound in three quarter "Turkey" Morocco. Another fifty copies were bound in full French Levant and signed by the author. This is a practical bibliography and brief literary estimate of outstanding American books by Merle Johnson, a well known bibliographer. In Turkish blue morocco with gold ruling and six spine compartments with title, author, publisher. Slight bumping to corners and spine but otherwise near fine. Interior pages are also near fine. Measures 6.25 x 10 inches. 114 pages followed by 2 blank notes pages. BOB/011321. Near Fine.
London: John Van Voorst, 1858. Hardcover. Written for an amateur naturalist - "We have endeavoured, in short, to comply as far as possible with the requisition of our lady-friends, - to write as much as possible about they do want to know, and as little as possible about what they do not want to know. How far we have succeeded in our task, we leave to their merciful consideration" (preface, Athenaeum Club, June 1858). Bound in three quarter tan leather over olive green cloth boards. Chipped leather title label to spine with part of title remaining. Includes 8 color plates of English sea life. Cracked front hinge; although, the board remains firmly attached. Heavy wear and scuffing to leather on spine with chips to ends. Minor wear to corners and edges. As this is a guide to sea-life, meant to accompany its reader to the shore, it seems only appropriate that there is dampstaining to the top margins of most pages. Marbled edges with marbled endpapers. 524 pages. NAT/011521. Very Good.
London: Macmillan and Co., 1864. Hardcover. This lovely book is the second edition of Charles Kingsley's famous children's classic that was beloved for decades in Victorian England. Kingsley (1819-1875) was an English priest, professor, social reformer, novelist, and poet. J. Noel Paton was a well-known Scottish artist and illustrator. Nicely bound in three quarter black leather with five raised spine bands with leather title lable. Red marbled paper covers with the same paper used for the pastedowns and free endpapers. Light bumping and a few slight abrasions to rear cover. Interior is generally clean and bright, with light aging to paper margins and a bit of foxing to the illustrations. Gift inscription dataed 1866 on half-title. Very good condition. Measures 5 x 7.5 inches. 378 pages plus two pages of publisher advertisements. CHILD/112320. Very Good.
London: Chatto & Windus, 1917. Hardcover. First Edition. Recollections about Swinburne from his cousin including extracts from several letters. In original dark blue cloth boards with gilt title to spine. Minor silverfish damage to front cover, else clean. Minor browning to first and last few pages of interior. Penned ownership signature dated 1917 to front free endpaper. 250 pages. POE/123020. Very Good.