July SALE: books in our Children's Literature, English History, English Monarchy, and Medical sections priced at $100 or less are 30% off!
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Boston: D. Lothrop and Company, (1884). Hardcover. Small 8vo. Grey cloth covered boards with gilt title and lovely red and gilt illustration to front board. Wear to exterior includes rubbing, bumping to spine ends and corners, and a few small light spots of minor soiling. Juvenile writing in pencil to front paste down. Interior hinges are cracked though binding remains tight. Sporadic foxing throughout. Very light damp staining to top and outer margins though text and illustrations remain bright. Pages are hand numbered. 78 pages. Children's Literature. CHI41072. Very Good -.
Philadelphia: David McKay. Hardcover. 8vo. Boards detached but present, all else Very good in 3/4 leather bound orange/brown marbled boards w/little scuffing. Some cracking to spine leather. Gilt stamping, title very bright. Gilt top edge. Interior pristine, binding tight. 327 pages. Good candidate for rebinding. Children's Literature. CHIL/3073. Good +.
New York: George H Doran Company, circa 1922. Hardcover. First American Edition. Lacks one of the twenty-four full page illustrations. Some of the full page illustrations are printed in full color and tipped in, some are printed in multiple colors, and one is black and white. Includes several vignette drawings in black and white as well. Bound in orange / red cloth with gilt title to spine and front cover. Gilt decoration to front cover beneath title. Darkening to all gilt. Bottom corner of front board is dampstained and discolored. The bottom corners of the first few pages have a slight dampstain as well. Illustrated endpapers. A few light smudge marks to margins of several pages, but clean and bright overall. 207 pages. CHILD/122817. Very Good.
Boston: James R. Osgood & Co., 1871. Paperback. Original orange paper wrappers with black title to front wrapper. Minor fading and wear to edges and spine of wrappers. Minor bumping to top corner of text block. Else is clean and bright. copyright page is unopened. Illustrations throughout. 23 pages. POE/111516. Very Good.
London: Henry Frowde, 1920. Hardcover. Volume 2 only of a 2-volume set. Very good in red cloth boards with gilt title to spine and black title to front cover, embossed rules to both boards. Slight darkening to spine with closed tear and fraying to head of spine. Both hinges have been repaired. Corners are bumped. Bookplate of Benjamin Salzer to front pastedown along with his ownership stamp. Inscribed by previous owner on front free endpage. Slight browning to margins, else clean. Includes tables and illustrations in text. Tight binding. Paginated 333-862. Very Good.
New York: The Century Co, 1904. Hardcover. Small 8vo. Very good in olive green cloth covered boards with white title to front board and to spine. Illustrations to front board. Minor wear to edges. Previous owner's signature in pen to front endpaper, dated 1904, San Francisco. 153 pages. CHILD/030612. Very Good.
New York: The Century Co, 1903. Hardcover. Small 8vo. Very good in olive green cloth covered boards with white title to front board and to spine. Illustrations to front board. Minor wear to edges. Previous owner's signature in pen to front endpaper, dated 1905, San Francisco. 153 pages. CHILD/030612. Very Good.
Boston: Little, Brown & Company, (1956). First Edition. Hardcover. FIRST AMERICAN EDITION. Near fine in very good red and blue illustrated dust jacket with white title to front and spine panels. Wear to dust jacket includes minor rubbing, creasing and chipping as well as fading to spine panel. Pristine interior with photographic illustrations. 71 pages. ENGMON/011518. Near Fine / Very Good.
New York: William Wood & Co., 1929. Hardcover. Two volumes in one, thick octavo. Very good in blue cloth boards with gilt title to spine. Slight browning and rubbing to spine. With signature of psychiatrist Andrew J.E. Akelaitis to front free endpaper and pencil notation to rear pastedown. 390 pages & 366 pages, with 8 full-page plates. MED/071312. Very Good.
New York: The William-Frederick Press, 1949. Hardcover. First Edition. Inscribed by the author: "To Rena and Don's children, Nee-Nas good friends! 1959 - Maud Miller Hoffmaster." This collection of stories is about Nee-Na - "the guardian of the pristine beauty of the woods and the hillsides" (jacket). The stories teach children to respect wildflowers and birds, to understand their enemies, and to develop a kinship for them in order to lead fuller and more satisfying lives. Filled with illustrations, both in color and black and white. Bound in the original green cloth boards with gilt title to spine and front cover. In green dust jacket with black title to spine and illustration to front panel. Chipping and creasing to edges of jacket. A few rubbed spots to jacket and light soiling. Notes (possibly in the author's hand) on the jacket in pen. The price is striked through and the words "out of print" are written on the front flap. On the rear flap a phrase from the author's biography is striked through and a correction about the author's is written in it's place. Jacket is protected from further damage with a removable plastic cover. 38 pages. CHILD/081717. Very Good / Very Good.
Philadelphia: Macrae Smith Company, 1928. Hardcover. Very good minus maroon cloth & gilt illustrated boards, gilt faded, rubbing to rear board and corners bumped. Black title to spine. Interior is mostly clean though some light smudges to a few pages. Lacks front free end page. Front inner hinge is cracked and starting, though textblock overall is quite tight. Illustrated with cute color plates and black and white illustrations. 93 pp. Children's Literature. CHIL/9223. Very Good -.
Racine, WI: Whitman Publishing Company, 1929. Hardcover. A sweet story about two bunnies, Billy Bunnybit and Betty Bunbun of Bunnyville, who fall in love and get married. Very good in illustrated blue cloth boards with black title to front cover. The textblock remains bound with the original staple binding; however, it is pulling loose. Smudge mark to edge of title page, else clean and bright. Color illustrations throughout. In original blue illustrated dust jacket with black title to front panel. Small chip to front of jacket along with a tape repair and a small dampstain. Rubbing and minor wear to spine and edges of jacket. Measures 5.5 x 4.75 inches. Unpaginated. [28 pages] CHILD/082416. Very Good / Very Good.
Australia: Angus&Robertson, (1992). Hardcover. First Edition. A fascinating treasury of the lives and works of Australia's fantasy illustrators, both well and little known, from the golden age of Australian illustration. Included are Ida Outhwaite, D.H. Souter, May Gibbs, and Harold Gaze and many more. Both volumes are lavishly illustrated in color and b&w. In fine cream dust jackets with pictorial covers and title, subtitle and author to spines. Bound in light salmon paper covered boards with white title and author to spines. Both volumes are in fine condition. A beautiful copy of this important set. Size: Large quartos. Volume one: 192 pages including chronology, bibliography, and index: Volume two: 455 pages including index. This is a heavy set and may require an additional shipping fee. CHILD/081717. Fine / Fine.
New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1872. Hardcover. 8vo. Very good in maroon cloth covered boards with gilt lettering on spine. Fading to spine and to top edge of front board. First American edition. Autobiography of an eminent English physician. A few ink marks in text from previous owner. 351 pages, index, plus ads in the rear. English Biography. ENG106080. Very Good.
Boston: Houghton Mifflin and Co., 1885. Hardcover. 1st edition. 93 illustrations by the author. In olive green cloth gilt title to spine and gilt and maroon decoration to front board. Wear to spine ends, exterior hinges and corners. Minor discoloration to rear board. Foxing and browning throughout but mostly to the margins. Binding tight. Children's Literature. CHILD01/122199. Very Good -.