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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New York: Oxford University Press, 1972. Hardcover. Near fine in a very good price clipped red dust jacket with white title to front and spine panels. Text is clean and tight. 208 pages. Selections from many great writers including E.M. Forster, Ezra Pound, Ford Maddox Ford and many others. English biography. ENG/8062. Near Fine / Very Good.
New York: Doubleday & Company, 1969. Hardcover. Inscribed to Spier's wife with her bookplate affixed to free front endpaper. Also signed by him on title page. Published as part of The Mother Goose Library, conceived by Spier to blend traditional rhymes with colorful art. This title, the third volume is a collection of gay sea chanties and charts the maiden voyage of an early 19th century sailing vessel. Peter Spier (1927-2017) was a Dutch born artist who emigrated to the United States in 1950. He became an acclaimed illustrator and won many awards for his work, including the Caldecott Medal. A thin oblong volume bound in green paper boards with illustration and titling on front cover. Slight wear to covers but very good. In original dust jacket with same illustration on front and rear covers. Light rubbing but also very good. Unpaginated. Very Good.
London: J.M. Dent and Co., 1898. Hardcover. First edition thus. Includes 12 illustrations in color and numerous black and white illustrations. Bound in the original green cloth boards with gilt title and illustration to spine and front cover. Previous book seller description pasted down onto front pastedown. Rubbing and minor wear to edges of boards, corners, and spine ends. Rubbing to gilt. Foxing to title page, frontis, and margins of some pages. Clean overall. 638 pages. CHILD/021918. Very Good.
Creative Education Inc., (1985). Hardcover. Near fine in beige cloth boards with brown title to spine. Clean and bright filled with full oclor illustrations. Previous owners signature to front flyleaf. Near fine price-clipped jacket with light rubbing to panels, else fine. Unpaginated. CHILD/101309. Fine in Near fine jacket.
New York: The Goldsmith Publishing Company, 1920. Hardcover. 8vo. Very good in very good- illustrated dust jacket with black title to front and spine panels. Dust jacket has been reenforced with masking tape on the inside which has caused browning to the edges. Chipping to spine ends of dust jacket. Dust jacket now in protective plastic sleeve. 284 pages. Children's Literature. CHI2/2142. Very Good / Very Good Minus.
Chicago: National Dairy Council, 1960. Paperback. Very good in brown paper illustrated folder containing unbound color illustrated plates with corresponding text on the opposite side. Also has a 4 page teacher's supplement explaining how to use the plates to teach children healthful living habits. A unique and interesting title, quite scarce. Light edgewear to folder. Interior is clean and bright. Americana (wraps). AME/4253. Very Good.
Racine, WI: Whitman Publishing Co., 1920. Hardcover. SCARCE. Very good teal cloth backed orange paper boards with black title color illustrated pastedown to front board. Minor edgewear and rubbing to exteripr. Interior is in lovely shape: clean and bright (slight smuding to endpapers), tightly bound. Pencil inscription and sticker to front pastedown. Illustrated. Unpaginated. Children's Literature. CHIL/10283. Very Good.
Leipzig: Kurt Wolff Verlag, 1916. Hardcover. 4to. Very good in illustrated paper covered boards with black title to front board and to spine. Minor browning to boards. Minor bowing to front board. Minor toning to pages though text remains clean and bright. Black and white sketches throughout by Richard Seewald. According to Marianne Weber, her husband Max was reading this book on his deathbed. Children's CHIL/7312. Very Good.
Hoeber-Harper Book, 1959. Hardcover. Includes 360 sharp, clear radiographs. Bound in grey cloth boards with black title to spine panel. In very good grey illustrated dust jacket with white spine panel titled in black. Wear to edges of jacket including several closed tears. Clean. 188 pages. MED/031816. Very Good / Very Good.
Octopus Books Limited in association with Edgeworth Press, 1979. Hardcover. Oblong quarto. Fine in grey cloth boards with gilt title to spine. Pristine interior with illustrations on every page. Very good illustrated dust jacket with grey spine panel and black title to spine. A few short closed tears to edges of jacket. A is for Arbour, U is for Umbrella Seat, Z is for Zoological Garden, etc. Unpaginated. CHILD/103009. Fine in very good jacket.
Philadelphia: T. Ellwood Zell for the Book Association of Friends, No date, circa mid 19th century. Hardcover. 12mo. Very good in dark brown/black cloth covered boards with gilt title to spine. Minor edgewear to edges and a few small chips to cloth at foot of spine and along hinges. Interior is clean and bright. 71 pages. Children's Literature. CHI210091. Very Good.
New York: Macmillan & Co., 1947. Hardcover. Very good in illustrated paper covered boards with white title to spine and front cover. Thre is a large chip to the head of the spine and a small chip to the foot of the spine. Minor wear to edges. Bookplate and signature of previous owner to front endpage. The owner has also written in pencil "7 Day Book" on the top of the title page. Aside from this the interior is clean with illustrations on every page. A charming book. 83 pages. CHILD/060612. Very Good.
New York: Oxford University Press, 1937. Hardcover. 8vo. Very good cloth covered boards with black title to spine. Minor foxing and fading to edges of boards and minor bumping to spine ends. Very good- illustrated dust jacket with white title to front and spine panels. Browning and minor chipping to dust jacket. Jacket in protective plastic sleeve. Autobiography of British coal miner turned soldier in Boer War turned politician. Yellowed but clean, text bright. 303 pages. English Biography - 20th C. ENGBIO/2113. Very Good / Very Good Minus.
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1944. Hardcover. First Edition. A book about the Pennsylvania Dutch with a glossy in the front including many German expressions (some probably unique to Pennsylvania Dutch). Bound in illustrated paper covered boards with beige spine. Titled in beige with green printed labels to spine. Minor soiling to covers. Clean with illustrations, some in full color. 118 pages. CHILD/042419. Very Good.
London: Vernor, Hood, Sharpe, et. al. 1810. Hardcover. Illustrated. Complete in one volume. Very good in attractive modern binding. Leather spine with gilt title label, raised bands, gilt rules, and embossed decorations with dark green cloth covered boards. The interior is foxed and has occasional smudge marks and offsetting from illustrations. Antiquated signature from previous owner to title page. The text remains bright and legible. Tight binding. The binding is in fine condition and the text is in very good condition. 380 pages. English History. ENG109191. Fine / Very Good.