Paris: Le Livre de Demain, Artheme Fauard & Cie, (1933). Paperback. Very good in yellow paper wrappers with black title to front wrapper and to spine and illustration to front and rear wrapper. Minor browning and edgewear to wrappers. Minor foxing throughout though text remains bright. Includes 32 lovely original woodcuts. 125 pages. In French. FRELANG/101415. Very Good.
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Boston: Marshall Jones Co., 1925. Hardcover. 8vo. In black cloth covered boards with light blue title stamp to cover and spine. Illustrated black and white jacket has many tears to spine and edges. Interior is mostly clean with many black and white illustrations. Endpapers are slightly yellowed. BLA/108280. Very Good / Good.
Philadelphia: Chilton Company, 1962. Hardcover. First Edition. Inscribed, "For Barry with all the best Hal July 7, 1966." The book is inscribed to Barry Zorthian, the U.S. spokesman in Saigon during the Vietnam War. The book is about a wandering Black minstrel. It is written by an author who wrote extenisvely about African and American Black folklore and music. Bound in grey cloth with title and author in black to spine. In brown dustjacket with title and author on spine and front cover, and illustration of man on front. Some chipping and bumping. In very good condition. 118 pages. LIT/011513. Very Good in Very Good Dust Jacket.
New York: George Routledge and Sons, No Date (late 19th century). Hardcover. Very good. Oblong quarto. Olive green/brown cloth backed off white paper covered boards with brown and red title to front board. Moderate browning and rubbing to exterior as well as minor damp staining. Illustration to front board. Previous owner's name to front free end page. Minor browning throughout though text and illustrations remain bright. Lovely full color illustrations throughout. Plates by H. Rosa. LIT1/2042. 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.
London: Christophers, (1925). Hardcover. 4to. Very good in beige cloth covered boards with gilt title to front board and to spine. Exlibris with call number to foot of spine, bookplate to front paste down, and pocket to rear paste down. Foxing and soiling to boards. Discoloration to top of rear board. Bumping to edges. Light foxing throughout though text remains clean and bright with lovely illustrations throughout. Untrimmed page edges. Index, 200 pages. French Travel. FRETRA/040816. Very Good.
West Branch, Iowa: Cummington Press, 1970. Limited Edition. Hardcover. LIMITED EDITION. Number 116 of 300 numbered copies. First edition. Fine black cloth backed, beige covered boards with black title to front board. Interior is clean and bright with lovely color illustrations. In white dust jacket with no title or text. Small closed tear to top edge of rear panel of dust jacket. 20 pages. PRI/102516. Fine / 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.
Lincoln Mint, 1972. A limited edition silver collector's plate created by Salvador Dali expressly for the reproduction of this precious metal plate. Each plate is numbered. The plate is resting on dark blue satin and is housed in a white leatherette clamshell box with Dali's signature in silver on the top. In fine condition. In a white paper shipping box. DEC/120312. Fine.
London: Leonard Smithers, 1896. Hardcover. First Edition. Includes six illustrations engraved on wood by Charles Conder. Stonehill and others state that this is the rare primary binding; copies are more commonly found in blue cloth. Very good plus in original yellow cloth boards with black title to spine and front board. Minor bumping to spine ends and bottom corners of boards. Slight darkening to spine. A few spots of foxing to early and late pages, otherwise the interior is clean. Housed in a half-morocco slipcase with purple cloth boards. The case is titled in gilt with gilt decoration and raised bands. Some discoloration, light soiling, and minor rubbing to case. The Artist and the Book 62; Nelson Smithers 1896. 12; Stonehill 51. 107 pages. LIT/052110. Very Good Plus.
Paris: Boussod, Valadon, 1888. Hardcover. Very good in contemporary blue cloth boards with gilt title to spine. The interior has occasional foxing to text and margins of illustrations. Includes 18 full page illustrations and many vignettes by Ernest Duez and Albert Lynch. Closed tears to some tissue guards. Lacks several tissue guards. 170 pages. French Literature. FRE311131. Very Good.
Paris: Durand et Cie, 1913. Andre Helle. Boards. A charming and scarce copy of Debussy's ballet score (piano reduction only) for “La Boite a Joujoux,” with delightful color pochoir illustrations by Andre Helle. The ballet was inspired by Debussy's daughter and her toys and toy box. This was one of Debussy's final works, and the ballet was in fact not staged until after his death, with costumes and decor by Helle. Published in hardbound and softbound editions, this copy has been recased in tan paper-covered boards with a digital reproduction of Helle's illustrated title affixed to front cover. The original paper covers are bound in. In very good plus condition with a few small closed tears on the lower margin of a few pages. 10 x 13 inches. 48 pages. MUS/040513. Very Good+.
New York: The Limited Editions Club, 1930. Hard Cover. Number 46 of 1500 copies. SIGNED BY THE ILLUSTRATOR. Very good in flexible green cloth boards with red and gilt title label to spine. The spine is slightly faded. The interior is very clean overall with a few small, light spots of foxing to a few pages. Housed in a yellow paper covered slipcase with black and gilt title to spine panel. The spine panel of the case has faded to light yellow. Minor wear to edges and chipping to paper of case edges. Rubbing to panels of case. 384 pages. LIT/011320. Very Good.
London: Bradbury and Evans, 1848. Hardcover. First Edition. Bound in three quarter tan leather over marbled paper covered boards with red and gilt title label to spine. Gitl decoration to spine. Minor rubbing and wear to leather on spine, hinges, corners, and edges. Rubbing to covers. Full marbled edges and endpapers. Stub from tissue guard between title page and frontis. Browning to frontis and title page. Occasional spots of foxing and browning, but overall the interior is clean and bright. Includes 16 illustrations by Tenniel, Leech, and others. An attractive copy despite noted wear. 188 pages. LIT/032420. Very Good.
London, Paris, New York, and Philadelphia: Raphael Tuck & Sons and David McKay Company, (1924). Hardcover. 4to. Light blue cloth covered board with gilt title to front board and to spine. Gilt decoration to front board. A few spots of soiling to exterior. Minor browning to spine and minor bumping to spine ends and corners. Inscription to previous owner to front free end page. Light foxing to end pages. Else is clean and bright with full color illustrations throughout. 146 pages. LIT/080816. Very Good.
New York: The Macmillan Company, 1930. Hardcover. 8vo. Blue cloth covered boards with black title to front board and to spine. Illustration to front board. Minor edgewear and fading to exterior. Browning to spine. Inscription to previous owner on front free end page. Else is clean and bright with illustrations throughout including four in full color. 135 pages. CHILD/071316. Very Good.
England: Golden Cockeral Press, 1933. Hardcover. Printed for the members of the Limited editions club. Number 902 of 1500 printed copies. 4to. Yellow cloth covered boards with green title to spine and green illustration of a rooster to front board. Browning to spine with light browning to top edges of boards. Offsetting / browning to end pages. Minor foxing to very bottom edge of dedication page and occasional light spots of foxing throughout. Else is clean and bright. Slight bumping to top corner. Untrimmed edges. 7 lovely full color posthumous illustrations by Hugh Thomson. 70 pages. CHILD/012010. Very Good +.
New York: McLoughlin Brothers, No Date, Circa 1920. Hardcover. 8vo. Very good in very good illustrated dust jacket with maroon title to front panel and brown title to spine panel. Wear to dust jacket includes chipping and creasing to edges and minor fading to spine as well as an open tear to the foot of the spine panel which has been reenforced with paper on the inside. Dust jacket is in protective sleeve. Previous owner's name and address has been whited out on the front paste down. Browning throughout though text remains bright. Many illustrations including a color frontispiece. 127 pages. CHILD/062816. Very Good / Very Good.
Barre, Massachusetts: Imprint Society, 1972. Hardcover. SIGNED LIMITED EDITION, NUMBER 1,032 OF 1,950 SIGNED BY THE ILLUSTRATOR. 4to. Black leather backed purple illustrated paper covered boards with gilt title to spine. Few light scratches to spine. Pristine interior with illustrations throughout. Pink and purple illustrated slip case. Minor fading to edge of slip case. 218 pages. Literature. LIT/012113. Near Fine.
New York: Oxford University Press, (1976). Hardcover. 8vo. Near fine in very good brown and white illustrated dust jacket with brown and white title to spine panel. Minor edgewear to dust jacket. Previous owner's stamp to front free end page. Else is clean and bright with illustrationt throughout. 308 pages. LIT/053116. Near Fine / Very Good.
Edinburgh and London: Ballantyne, Hanson, & Co, circa 1910. Twenty six numbered volumes plus 2 volume set of life and works plus 2 volume set of Our Mutual Friend, all in matching publisher's bindings. Bound in full olive green cloth boards with paper title labels to spines. Minor wear to edges of boards and spine ends of all volumes. Wear / chipping / browning to title labels. Minor dampstaining to corners of boards of some volumes; although interior pages seem to be free from staining. Some volumes have minor soiling and/or discoloration to covers. Each volume contains illustrations - most in black and white with a few in color. Occasional smudge marks, occasional tear to a page in the margin (from opening the pages), and sporadic spots of foxing - but overall, very clean and bright interiors. Rippling to some of the illustrations, which are printed on a different paper stock. Signature of previous owner in pen to front free endpapers of most volumes. All bindings remain strong. This set will require an extra shipping fee. LIT/010318.
Philadelphia: The John C. Winston Company, (1929). Hardcover. 8vo. Very good+ in blue cloth covered boards with black title to front board and to spine and black and blue illustration to front board. Light bumping to spine ends and light soiling to front board. Interior is clean and bright with illustrations throughout. 135 pages. CHILD/070516. Very Good+.
Chicago: Albert Whitman Company, 1927. Hardcover. First Edition. Includes 20 stories, all by women, and many full color illustrations. Very good in blue cloth boards with gilt title and color illustrated pastedown to front cover. Wear to spine ends and corners. Illustrated endpapers. 128 pages. CHILD/042418. Very Good.
Harper's Magazine, 1896. Hardcover. Bound from ten parts printed in volume XCIII of Harper's New Monthly Magazine. Very good in three quarter red leather with marbled paper covered boards and gilt title to spine. Raised bands and gilt decoration to spines. Minor wear to edges, rear hinge, light rubbing to boards, and chip to head of spine. The front hinge is cracked and the board is nearly detached. Top edge gilt and marbled endpages. Clean interior with many illustrations. A tall, thin volume. Bound to match Trilby and Peter Ibbetson. Unpaginated. LIT/071713. Very Good.