Philadelphia: Lea & Febiger, (1971). Hardcover. Small 4to. Two volume set. Red cloth covered boards with silver title to front board and to spine. Minor bumping to spine ends and corners. Interior is clean and bright. 1,734 pages total + indexes in both volumes. This is a heavy set and may require extra shipping. MED/092817. Very Good.
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Boston: Roberts Brothers, 1895. Hardcover. Includes illustrations. Very good in mustard yellow cloth boards with gilt title to spine. Maroon illustration of daisies to spine and front board. Chipping to book cloth on spine ends and minor wear to corners. Minor browning to margins of pages. Light foxing to end pages. Minor chipping to the edges of a few pages. The front hinge is starting, although the boards remain firmly attached. 289 pages plus ads. CHILD/080108. Very Good.
New York: James G Gregory, 1865. Hardcover. Bound in the original brown cloth boards with gilt title to spine and front cover. Sunning to spine and heavy rubbing to spine title. Cloth on spine ends and corners is heavily chipped and worn. Minor rubbing to boards. Tears to corners of two pages affecting text (339/340 and 341/342) Includes several full page plates. 345 pages. CHILD/040219. Very Good.
New York: Domestic Health Society, 1922. Hardcover. Volume II only. Very good in maroon leatherette covered boards with gilt title to front board and to spine. Minor rubbing and bumping to spine and corners. Interior is clean and bright with illustrations throughout. Old insurance pamphlet laid in. Split between last two signatures though binding remains tight. Index, 1527 pages. Very Good.
New York: Grosset & Dunlap, 1921. Hardcover. Small 8vo. Yellow cloth boards with blue and black illustration to front board and black title to spine. Minor wear to edges and spine ends. Interior is very clean with tight binding. Includes illustrated endpages and many charming illustrations. Beige dj with illustration/black title to spine and front panel. Small open tears/chipping to spine ends and minor rubbing to panels. Dj is protected from further wear by plastic brodart cover. 125 pp. CHILD/081005. Very Good in Very Good dj.
New York: Grosset & Dunlap, 1923. Hardcover. 8vo. Mustard yellow cloth boards with black title to spine and front board. Minor wear/fraying to spine ends and edges. Bump with small closed tear to top edge of front board. Blue and black illustration to front board. Previous owner's name written to half-title page. Else is very clean with color frontis and illustrated endpages. Tight binding. 128 pp. CHILD/072105. Very Good.
New York: Prentice-Hall Inc, 1952. Book Club Edition. Hardcover. 8vo. Grey cloth boards with black title to spine. Gold, blue and white illustrated dust jacket with black and white title to spine. Dust jacket has been neatly laminated and top of spine panel has minor fading. Minor wear to edges of jacket. Includes many illustrations. 236 pages. MON/121505. Very Good / Very Good.
New York: Prentice-Hall Inc, (1954). First American Edition. Hardcover. SCARCE. FIRST AMERICAN EDITION. 8vo. Very good in gold, green and white illustrated dust jacket with black and white title to spine. Dust jacket has been laminated. Wear to jacket includes minor edgewear and fading to spine. Ex-libris stamp to rear free end page. Else is clean and bright. Includes many illustrations. 190 pages. MON/011518. Very Good / Very Good.
London: Jonathan Cape, (1953). Hardcover. 8vo. Near fine in black cloth covered boards with silver title to spine. Interior is clean and bright. White and grey price clipped dust jacket with black and red title to front and spine panels. Browning to spine panel and top edge of front panel and minor soiling to dust jacket. Index, 224 pages. ENGHIS/070716. Near Fine / Very Good.
New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1937. Hardcover. Later printing. Black cloth covered boards with faded gilt title to spine, with some letters partially missing gilt. Black title and pasted down color illustration to front board. A few very light spots of foxing to front cover illustration. Interior is clean and bright with 10 color plates and illustrated endpapers. 259 pages. CHILD/012618. Very Good.
Boston: T.O.H.P. Burnham, 1864. Hardcover. 8vo. Bound in what was purple but has now faded to brown cloth covered boards with gilt title to spine. Edgewear, tears to cloth along hinges and bumped corners. Chipping to spine ends. Cracks to exterior hinges and front board is nearly detached though rest of binding remains tight. Minor foxing throughout though text remains bright. Includes frontis and 197 lovely woodcut illustrations. Index, 358 pages. Children's Literature. CHIL/3143. Good +.
New York and London: D. Appleton-Century Company, 1936. First Edition. Hardcover. 8vo. Dark blue cloth backed light blue cloth covered boards with gilt title to spine. Light browning to spine. First edition. Profusely illustrated with more than 100 black and white drawings and photographs accompanied by extensive notes. Index, 410 pages. English History. ENGHIS15/062699. Very Good+.
New York: John Wiley's Sons, 1883. Hardcover. Small quarto. Very Good in original blue cloth with gilt lettering. Corners a bit bumped and rubbed, light rubbing to spine ends, owner name on front pastedown. Light yellowing to edges of pages. Includes lovely frontispiece etching with intact tissue guard. 152 pages. English History. ENG1/05221. Very Good.
New York: John Wiley's Sons, 1883. Hardcover. Small quarto. Very Good in original blue cloth with decorative gilt lettering to front board. Corners a bit bumped and rubbed, light rubbing to spine ends and hinges. Interior is clean and bright. Slight chipping to edges of a few pages. Includes wonderful frontispiece etching with intact tissue guard. Light writing in pencil to index. 152 pages. English History. ENGHIS/040312. Very Good.
Paris: Gillot, 1885. Hardcover. Illustrated by Caran D'Ache. Very good in red cloth with paste-down illustration to front board and faded gilt title to spine. Wear at ends of spine and corners. Rubbing to Boards. Bookplate on front pastedown. Else is clean and bright. Two tone and color illustrations. French Literature. FRL1/01161. Very Good.
London: Oriel Press, 1987. Hardcover. 8vo. Blue paper covered boards with silver title to spine. Pristine interior with illustrations throughout. Blue, white, and black illustrated dust jacket with white title to front and spine panels. Slight yellowing to top edge of dust jacket. Index 191 pages. English History. ENGHIS09/071099. Fine / Near Fine.
Chippenham, Bath, London: R.F. Houlston, Houlston & Sons, 1894. Hardcover. The History of Chippenham begins with the founding of the land around 700 AD and it's first mention by name in history - 853 AD - at which time it was the site of the King of Wessex's (King Ethelwulf's) country home. On this date he "celebrated the marriage of his daughter Ethelswitha, with Buthred, King of Mercia, in the Villa Regia, the King's Country House, which is called Chippenham" (page 5). While most of the book details the history of the town through geology, charters, schools, war, plague, trade, etc. - it also includes a list of monuments with inscriptions noted, church records, persons of note, a list of sheriffs from 1163 - 1893, and more. Also - it includes a list of Celtic and Saxon words and expressions in use in the parish of Chippenham and neighboring towns at the time of writing such as "Dunch" meaning dull or stupid, "Ninnyhammer" meaning a simpleton, and "Guzzle" meaning a sink. A fascinating collection of information about this English town and its environs with two illustrations. Bound in the original brown leather boards with modern leather spine. An expert rebacking / restoration with tooled dummy bands on the spine and black leather title label. Marbled endpapers and edges. Minor wear to edges of boards and minor bumping to corners. 248 pages. ENG/122917. Very Good.
New York: Random House, (1947). First Edition, First Printing. Hardcover. FIRST EDITION FIRST PRINTING. 8vo. Very good+ in very good green illustrated dust jacket with yellow title to front and spine panels. Minor edgewear to dust jacket. Previous owner's name written in pen to front paste down. Else is clean and bright. 208 pages. CHIL/031319. Very Good+ / Very Good.