New York: Thomas Y. Crowell Company, (1945). Hardcover. 4to. Maroon cloth covered boards with gilt title and illustrations to front board and gilt title to spine. Very slight rippling to cloth at top of boards. Inscription to previous owner on front free end page dated 1946. Else is clean and bright with 8 tipped in color plates and several black and white illustrations. Housed in white and pink illustrated box with white title and illustration to front board. Minor soiling, fading, browning too box as well as bumping to corners of box. 86 pages. POE/062217. Very Good.
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New York: The Henry Holt Company, 1928. First Edition. Hardcover. First edition, first printing. Very Good+ in light green cloth with paper title-label on spine. Brightly colored full page plates and in-text black and white woodcut illustrations. Small tear to margin of frontispiece illustration. Owner name on front flyleaf. Illustrated end pages. Slight sunning to edges of boards and light wear to edges. 331 pages. Navigation. NAV1/6151. Very Good +.
New York: Dodd Mead & Co., n.d. Hardcover. A handsome American edition of the beautiful early British ballads, many based on the great work of Francis James Child and his famous The English and Scottish Popular Ballads. The ballads are accompanied by the ethereal illustrations of Arthur Rackham. There are 16 mounted color plates and many black and white vignettes and ornaments. Bound in dark blue cloth with gilt titling to spine and front cover and gilt illustration to covers. Short tears to spine, bumping and signs of handling to binding. Decorated endpapers with bookplate of Ada M. Behl on front pastedown. Hinges tender but text block holding. Interior pages generally clean with three pages with plates reattached.Free front endpaper has a few spots of tape residue. Still a nice copy of this charming book. 170 pages. POETRY/082319. Very Good -.
Glasgow: Third Eye Centre, 1989. Paperback. 8vo. Grey illustrated paper wrappers with red title to front wrapper and black title to spine. Price on rear wrapper has been scratched out. Interior is clean and bright with illustrations throughout. 233 pages. Literary Anthology. LITANTH/010318. Very Good+.
Boston: Dana Estes & Company (Estes and Lauriat), (1898). Hardcover. First Edition. All eight full page black and white illustrations by Shute remain, some with foxing. Very good in the original red cloth boards with illustration and white title to front cover. White spine titling has chipped away, but embossed title remains. Dampstain to edge of rear board and small spot to spine. Minor wear to hinges, spine ends, corners, and edges of boards. Occasional spots of foxing, soiling, and browning to interior. It appears this book was once used to aid in the drying of flowers, and some browning from this process remains. Previous ownership stamp to front pastedown. An attractive book despite noted condition flaws. 173 pages. CHILD/071819. Very Good.
New York and London: G.P. Putnam's Sons, The Knickerbocker Press, 1920. Hardcover. Limited to 1250 copies. Editorials, Essays, Literary and Dramatic Reviews and other material written by Walt Whitman as editor of the Brooklyn Daily Eagle in 1846 and 1847. Limited letterpress edition, printed from type. Photogravure illustrations. Light grey paper covered boards with tan leather and gilt title labels to spines. Minor browning to spines and minor wear to edges of boards and corners of both volumes. A few scuff marks to spines. Clean and bright interiors overall with a few small smudge marks to margins. Some unopened pages. Volume I: 272 pages; Volume II: 394 pages. POE/050718. Very Good.
London: Constable and Co, Ltd., 1924. Hardcover. Very Good/No Jacket. 8vo. In blue cloth covered boards with gilt title to spine and front board. Minor rubbing to boards and wear to spine head and foot. Bumping to corners. Interior is mostly clean and bright with only a few small stains (one on the title page). Illustrated with 8 color plates tipped in on special heavy gray paper for each. Endpapers and half-title have some staining. Frontis plate is torn near bottom right edge and others are creased from errand page turning. POE/022004. Very Good.