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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Bill, Nichols & Co., 1870. Hardcover. 8vo. Very good- in brown cloth covered boards with faded gilt title to spine. Wear to exterior includes rubbing, bumping to spine ends and corners. Light Foxing throughout though text remains bright. Illustred by Cruikshank and others. 552 pages. English Biography. ENGHIS13/071099. Very Good -.
Tundra Books, 1997. Hardcover. Illustrated with scherenschnitt (cut paper art), popular at the time the hymn was written. It includes a charming read-aloud Christmas story, a history of the hymn, and information about cut paper art (jacket). Bound in red paper covered boards with gilt title to spine and gilt illustration to front cover. Clean and bright. In red dust jacket with white title to spine panel. Slight bumping to corners. Unpaginated. CHILD/060518. Very Good / Very Good.
London: J.M. Dent and Sons Ltd, 1964. Hardcover. SIGNED and inscribed by the author: "To all the Cowies with happy memories of Baltimore. 75. John Griffiths." A Welsh mystery for young adults involving two boys (11 and 9) that go camping on their great uncle's Welsh farm for the summer. After failing to find their uncle and having their tent slashed, they commit themselves to solving the mystery, which leads them into great danger. Very good in red cloth boards with white title to spine. In yellow illustrated dust jacket with black title to spine and front cover. Minor sunning to spine of jacket and minor wear to edges. Minor rubbing / light soiling to jacket. Light foxing to first and last few pages and a few small spots of soiling to interior, but clean and bright overall. 138 pages. CHILD/070318. Very Good / Very Good.
London: The Bodley Head, (1978). Hardcover. 8vo. very good in very good white illustrated price clipped dust jacket with blue and black title to spine. Just jacket is neatly laminated. Ex-Library with stamp and book plate remnants to front free end page and paste down. Else is clean and bright with illustrations throughout. 126 pages. BRITMON/121305. Very Good / Very Good.
New York, Chicago, Toronto: P.F. Volland Company, 1921. Hardcover. The Volland Ideal: "books should make children happy and build character unconsciously; that the stories be full of action and interest, made still more attractive by pictures in colors, and all should be done by authors and artists who know and love children, and who leave out fear, mischief, cruelty and moralizing." Very good in the original grey and purple paper covered illustrated boards with purple cloth spine. Minor wear to spine ends and corners. Clean and bright overall with full color illustrations on nearly every page. A few small spots of soiling / smudge marks. Gift inscription in pen dated Christmas 1926 to front free endpaper. Housed in the original publisher's box with illustrated front cover. Heavy wear to edges / sides of top cover of the box. Bottom side of the front of the box is missing and there are large chips to other sides along with a few chips to the paper covering the front. Size: Quarto. Unpaginated. CHILD/020618. Very Good.
New York: The Johnny Gruelle Company, 1931. Hardcover. Illustrated paper covered boards with black spine panel titled in blue. Minor fading to edges of boards. Wear to paper along edges, corners, and hinges. Signed by the previous in pencil on the front free endpaper. In matching illustrated dust jacket with black spine panel titled in blue. Multiple tears, rubbing, creases, and chips to jacket. Tape repairs. Jacket is now in an archival plastic cover to prevent further damage. Clean. 95 pages plus one page of ads. CHILD/062619. Very Good / Very Good.
Basel: S. Karger, 1952. Hardcover. Very good very thick 8vo., blue cloth boards w/faded spine, gilt titling. Interior bright and clean w/no foxing. Binding nice and tight except for crack between title page and subsequent page. Polyglot text in English, French, and German. Many diagrams, charts, graphs, etc. 1143 pp. Medicine. MED/5023. Very Good.
New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1882. Hardcover. 12mo. Green leather backed marble paper covered boards with green leather corners. Gilt title to maroon title label on spine but half of label is missing. Minor rubbing to exterior. Front hinge cracked. Front free end page is loose. Marbled page edges. Interior is clean and bright. English Biography. ENG408271. Very Good.
Boston and Cambridge: Houghton Mifflin Company and The Riverside Press, 1960. First Edition, First Printing. Hardcover. 8vo. Near fine in grey cloth covered boards with gilt title to front board and to spine. Light bumping to spine ends. Interior is clean and bright with illustrations throughout. 216 pages. ENGMON/011918. Near Fine.
Baltimore: Kelly and Piet, 1865. Hardcover. 12mo. Very good in purple cloth covered boards with faded gilt title to spine. Title is barely ledgible. Edges of boarda nd spine faded to brown. Chipping to spine ends. Light soiling to boards. Front hinge starting. Previous owner's address to front and rear paste downs. Light foxing throughout though text remains bright. Tight binding. 72 pages. Children's Literature. CHI208291. Very Good.
London: John Lane, The Bodley Head, (1923). First Edition. Hardcover. 1st Edition. 8vo. Green cloth covered boards with gilt title to spine. Minor rubbing to edges of boards and hinges. Minor bumping to spine ends and corners. Light browning to spine. Previous owner's name written in pen to front free end page. Else is clean and bright. Illustrations throughout. Index, 299 pages. English History. ENG11/3122. Very Good.
New York: Dodd, Mead & Company, 1876. Hardcover. A charming Victorian children's book about the activities of four year old Fancy. They include her birthday party, learning to read, playing with her paper dolls, and enduring an endless rainy day among many more. A surprising racial incident temporarily spoils the birthday party but all ended well. With fifteen full page black & white engravings and several text drawings. Bound in reddish-brown cloth with gilt titling, black ornaments and a color illustration affixed to front cover. Binding is bumped and stained, illustration chipped and tears to spine edges. Interior pages are clean. In very good condition. 6 x 8 inches. 207 pages. CHILD/021518. Very Good.
Surrey: Colour Library Books, (1982). Oblong 4to. Near fine in red paper covered boards with white title to front and spine panels. Minor bumping to spine ends and one small closed tear to top edge of front hinge. Interior is clean and bright and filled with full color photographic illustrations. Red illustrated dust jacket with grey title to front panel and white title to spine panel. Minor edgewear to dust jacket. 32 pages of text and 95 pages of photos. ENGMON/011518. Near Fine / Near Fine.
San Diego: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, (1992). Hardcover. SIGNED BY THE ILLUSTRATOR. 1st edition. fine in near fine price-clipped illustrated dust jacket. Signed by illustrator with a pen and ink drawing of a house on front free end page. Story about a boy during a drought. Wonderful full color illustrations throughout. 54 pages. Children's Literature. CHIL1/1283. Fine in Near Fine DJ.
London: Evans Brothers Limited, (1980). Hardcover. 8vo. Yellow cloth boards with gilt title to spine. Pristine interior with tight binding. Beige illustrated dust jacket with black title to spine and front panel. Slight fading to spine panel of dust jacket. 189 pages. General Monarchy. MON/051005. Fine / Fine.
Boston: Lee and Shepherd, 1870. Hardcover. SCARCE. Vergy good- in purple cloth covered boards with gilt title to spine. Spine faded to brown with bumping and chipping to spine ends. Spine cocked. Wear to edges of boards. Frontis of Little Blossom riding on a flying sheep with a male companion. Illustrations throughout. Previous owner's writing to front free end page. Minor foxing throughout though text remains clean and bright. Endpages are advertisements. 141 pages. Children's Literature. CHI310041. Very Good -.
Boston: Lothrop Publishing Company, 1899. Hardcover. First Edition. Ex-library marked Library of Congress Surplus on endpaper (no markings to binding). Bound in the original blue cloth boards with gilt title to spine and front cover. Illustration of a child holding a doll to front cover, signed by Amy M. Sacker (AMS overlapping). Slight roll to spine and light browned. Minor wear to spine ends and corners. Sticker from previous owner to front endpaper and stamp. Occasional spots of soiling to margins, but clean overall. Line illustrations as chapter heads. 305 pages. CHILD/040219. Fine.
Glendale, CA: The Harrower Laboratory, 1920. Second Edition. Hardcover. INSCRIBED BY THE AUTHOR. Light brown cloth covered boards with black title to front board and to spine. Minor browning to spine panel. Minor bumping to spine ends and corners. Previous owner's writing to top corner of front paste down. Thin open tear to top edge of half title page. Author's inscription to half title page reads "With the author's compliments + all good wishes for your success with organotherapy." Text is clean and bright. Index, 268. MED/091817. Very Good.