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New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1907. Hardcover. FIRST EDITION. In his forward, Pyle states that this is the third book that he has set himself to write concerning the history of King Arthur and his puissant knights. With 47 full page and half title black and white illustrations by Pyle. A previous owner tried his/her hand at hand coloring several of the full page plates, with varying degrees of success. The coloring does not disguise the beautiful work by Pyle, however. Bound in brown cloth with red and black cover design of a shield and gilt title and grphon designs to spine. Cover is stained, with mottled white spots on both front and back covers. Offsetting to front paste down and free end page, and one of free rear end pages torn out. Interior otherwise is in very good condition if you don't count the hand coloring and this is still quite a nice book. 340 pages. LIT/061710. Very Good.
New York: Hurst and Company, circa 1910. Hardcover. Mustard yellow cloth boards with illustration of a boy hunter carring a dead fox and a gun through the snow on the front board. Wear to corners and edges of boards. Minor soiling to boards. Foxing to first and last few pages including frontis and title, but clean overall. Occasional finger smudges to margins. 312 pages plus ads. CHILD/040820. Very Good.
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1929. Hardcover. Very good in brown cloth covered boards. Gilt title to spine. Ex libris with book plate to front paste down and remnants of sticker to foot of spine. Interior is clean and bright with illustrations throughout. Index, 228 pages. Archeaology. ARCH/081313. Very Good.
1950. Hardcover. Title, publishing information, and all text in Russian. Very good with tan cloth spine decorated with gilt designs and raised bands. Beige paper covered boards with gilt title (in Russian) to front cover and embossed illustration. Chipping and wear to edges of boards and corners. Browning to edges of boards. Clean, bright interior which includes 150 black and white plates of Russian architecture and 77 pages of description. Quarto. 232 pages. ARCHI/072611. Very Good.
White Plains, NY: Peter Pauper Press, Inc, 2000. Hardcover. Includes free CD with christmas carols. Fine in glossy illustrated paper covered boards with white title to spine. Pristine interior. Fine illustrated dust jacket with gold spine panel and white title to spine. 57 pages. CHILD/110409. Fine in Fine Dust Jacket.
Stockholm: Alqvist and Wiksell, (1954). Hardcover. 8vo. Very good in very good yellow and black dust jacket with white title to front panel and yellow title to spine panel. Minor edgewear and rubbing to dust jacket. Light red pencil underlining in Preface, but the rest of the text is clean. Previous owner's name on front endpaper. Photograph of Mary Renault is laid in. Latin. 95 pages. GRE1/9250. Very Good / Very Good.
New York: William Borradaile, 1825. Hardcover. 8vo. Very good in brown leather boards with burgundy leather title labels to spines. Intricate gilt stamping to spine. Wear to corners and edges. Hinges are cracked, but the boards remain attached. Foxing to interior though text remains bright. Includes fold-out map. Contains books 6 - 12 (Persians & Grecians). 464 pages. EGY/062504. Very Good.
England: Express Newspapers Ltd., 1970. Hardcover. Very good in glossy illustrated paper covered boards with red title to front cover. Minor wear to edges of boards and corners. Minor rubbing to boards, else clean and bright. Chip to bottom corner of front free endpaper. Two previous owner signatures to first two pages. Roll to spine. 115 pages. CHILD/062416. Very Good.
England: Express Newspapers Ltd., 1978. Hardcover. Very good in glossy illustrated paper covered boards with red title to front cover. Minor wear to edges of boards and corners. Minor soiling to boards. Closed tear to front free endpaper. Spot of soiling to title page, but clean overall. 115 pages. CHILD/062416. Very Good.
England: Express Newspapers Ltd., 1979. Hardcover. Very good in glossy illustrated paper covered boards with red title to front cover. Minor wear to edges of boards and corners. Previous owner's name to front free endpaper under "This Book Belongs to:". Minor rubbing to boards, else clean and bright. 115 pages. CHILD/062416. Very Good.
England: Express Newspapers Ltd., 1985. Hardcover. Very good in glossy illustrated paper covered boards with yellow title to front cover. Minor wear to edges of boards and corners. Minor rubbing to boards, else clean and bright. Small puncture mark with small closed tear to paper covering to rear cover. Old price sticker remnants to rear cover. Clean, bright interior. 101 pages. CHILD/062416. Very Good.
Cincinnati, OH: Artcraft Paper pruducts, circa 1930's. Paperback. Paper doll book with moveable eyes. Blue, red and yello illustrated paper side stapled wrappers with blue title to front wrap. Cardboard that holds dolls is torn but present with Katrine and her two dogs in fine condition. Children's Literature. CHI1/3210. Very Good in Wraps.
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1971. Hardcover. 8vo. Very good+ in light green cloth covered boards with gilt title to spine. Light soiling from price sticker to top corner of front board. Light fading to spine. Translated from the German. Includes illustrations. 344 pages + index. Archeology. ARCH/7232. Very Good+.
Praeger Security International, 2006. Hardcover. An interesting compilation of writings about battlefield archaeology and how it is a crucial tool for understanding how battles are fought and won. In these two volumes the editors reveal new interpretations of classic battles and show how archaeology can be used regardless of geographic or temporal location. Bound in white glossy paper covered boards with maroon titles to spines and color illustrations to front boards. Pristine with diagrams and illustrations. Near fine condition. Continuously paginated. 450 pages. This set may require an extra shipping fee. MIL/121906. Near Fine.
New York, London, Toronto, Sydney: Atheneum Books for Young Readers, (2005). Hardcover. 4to. Illustrated purple boards with black title to front board and to white spine. Pristine interior filled with full color illustrations. Purple illustrated dust jacket with black title to front panel and to white spine panel. CHILD/102709. Fine.
New York: The Century Co, 1905. STATED FIRST EDITION. Hardcover. 8vo. Red cloth boards with gilt title and green illustration to spine and front board. Slight cock to spine. Minor discoloration to boards and slight bump to spine ends. Interior is very clean with illustrations. One small area of browning to front end page and paste down. Tight binding, though there is one minor crack. 181 pages. CHILD/071405. Very Good.