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.
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London: Scolar Press, 1976. Hardcover. Published after the 1883 edition. Includes eight illustrated (and colored) chapbooks: Babes in the Wood, I know what I know, the Taming of the Shrew, and more. Bound in grey cloth over grey paper covered boards with black title to spine and front board. Minor rubbing / light soil to boards and minor wear to corners. Slight toning to margins, else clean interior. POE/112122. Very Good.
Folio Society. Number 725 of 1,000 copies, signed and numbered by the illustrator on tipped-in etching on limitation spread. "A golden-age illustrator for our times, Charles van Sandwyk is an award-winning author, artist, and illustrator. In the tradition of Beatrix Potter and Arthur Rackham, he has the rare ability to endow animals with human characteristics. As a teenager, he taught himself the crafts of intaglio printing and calligraphy. His first self-published book, created when he was just 20, won a national award. Since then, his work has been archived by the National Library of Canada and is held in private collections across the world" (prospectus). Hand-bound in quarter vellum over illustrated paper covered boards with gilt title to spine and vellum tips. Includes 16 full color plates, tipped in by hand, with gold edges and gold borders as well as 40 pen-and-ink drawings including chapter head and tail pieces. Illustrated endpapers and top edge gilt. Housed in a green cloth covered clamshell box with gilt title to spine panel. Includes prospectus. Book Size: 13 x 9.75 inches.
New York: Arcade Publishing, (1990). Hard Cover. First U.S. Edition. Size: quarto. Maroon cloth boards with gilt title to spine. Bright and clean interior filled with beautiful full color illustrations from the books he illustrated. Beige illustrated dust jacket with black title to front panel and to spine. Near fine. 199 pages. CHILD/081022. Very Good / Very Good.