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Limited Editions Club, 1966. Hard Cover. One of 1500 copies. Signed by the illustrator. This copy is not numbered. Bound in three quarter brown cloth over marbled paper covered boards with gilt title to spine. Clean and bright. Housed in a brown paper covered slipcase. Minor wear to edges of slipcase, a few spots of soiling to side panels of case, and pen notation citing the title and a number to side of case. 395 pages. LIT/031618. Fine.
New York: Schocken Books, 1981. Hardcover. Winner of the 1979 Bologna Graphic Prize for the Best Illustrated Book of the Year. Fine in illustrated glossy paper covered boards with black title to spine and front cover. In matching illustrated dust jacket with blue spine panel titled in white. Minor wear to edges of jacket. A humorous short story for children and adults. Unpaginated. [20 pages.] LIT/031618. Fine / Fine.
New York: Heritage Press, 1944. Hard Cover. Includes laid in newsletter from The Heritage Club. Green cloth boards with brown and gilt title to spine and front board. Clean. Slight browning to spine. Housed in greyish blue paper covered slipcase with minor wear and rubbing to the edges and panels. 418 pages. LIT/031618. Very Good.
New York: Cassell, Petter, Galpin & Co., 1880. Hardcover. Three books bound together. A charming collection of children's stories and verses. Bound in the original red cloth boards with gilt title to spine and front cover. Black and gilt floral illustration to spine and front cover. Chipping to book cloth on spine ends and corners. Minor wear to edges of boards. Minor foxing to first and last few pages, else clean interior overall. Previous owner inscription in pen dated 1880 to front free endpaper. Filled with illustrations. A charming collection of children's stories and verses. 95 pages, 96 pages, 95 pages. CHILD/042418. Very Good.
London: Illustrated London News, 1864. Ephemera. This page from the Illustrated London News has two illustrations of the Civil War in America. One shows black workers unloading cotton from blockade=runners at Nassau, New Providence. The other is of General Stuart's head'quarters on the Rapidan. The prints are black and white with some hand-coloring. Folio page is double-matted in black paper and gilt. Very good plus condition. ILLUS/041613. Very Good+.
Paris: Bibliotheque Artistique & Litteraire, 1894. Paperback. FIRST EDITION. SCARCE. Limited to 1000 copies. Thin octavo. In brown paper wrappers with black title to front cover and spine. Darkening to spine. Interior has a few spots of foxing and browning to margins. Unopened pages. Bookplate of Mr. Pollitt to front pastedown. Black and white illustrated frontis with original tissue guard. Several splits to binding. 76 pages. In French. FRE/052004. Very Good.
Stuttgart: J.G. Cottaschen, 1838. Hardcover. Very good in three quarter leather with marbled paper covered boards and gilt title to spine. Wear to edges of boards and cracking leather along hinges. Illustrated with charming engravings throughout. Marbled endpages. Bookseller stamp to front free endpaper. Moderate foxing throughout. 238 pages. Size: quarto. In German. GER21/1182. Very Good.
New York: Fleming H. Revell Company, circa 1900. Hardcover. Maple Leaf Series. Illustrated. Light brown cloth boards with gilt title to spine and green and brown illustration of maple leaves to front cover and spine. Minor sunning to spine, slight crease to top corner of front cover, and a few spots of soiling to boards and spine. Chipping to edges of some pages and minor browning to margins of pages. Clean and bright overall. Patterned endpapers. 224 pages plus 4 pages of ads. MUS/041718. Very Good.
London: George Bell and Sons, 1899. Hardcover. Number 145 of 280 copies. Numbered and signed by the artist.an interesting work on the old buildings along the Thasmes River banks. They include the Tower, Lambeth Palace, Chelsea Hospital, and Somerset House among others. Several structures from the Surrey and Kentish suburbs are also included. With 96 lithographic illustrations by Way. In parchment-backed illustrated brown paper boards with gilt to spine and front board. Bumped corners and worn edges; chipping to corner of top rear board. Minor rubbing to spine and boards. Tight binding. Offsetting to endpapers, but interior is otherwise clean. Very good condition. 110 pages. ARCH/022004. 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.
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, (1989). Hardcover. 4to. Yellow paper covered boards with illustrated paper covered boards with red title to front board and blue title to spine. Pristine interior filled with full color illustrations. Black and peach illustrated price clipped dust jacket with red title to front and spine panels. Minor wear to spine ends of jacket. Unpaginated. Children's Literature. CHILD/080709. Near Fine in Near Fine Dust Jacket.
Washington DC: Librix Continuum; David Bruce Smith Publications, 2004. Hardcover. Limited to 750 copies, unnumbered as issued. Elephant Folio. This exquisite book was undertaken in celebration of the Shakespeare Theatre’s production of “Five by Tenn,” five one-act plays by Tennessee Williams and “Tennessee Williams Explored” at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, DC. The director of “Five by Tenn,” Michael Kahn, artistic director of the Shakespeare Theatre Company, has written the preface, and there is an introduction by the creator of this publication, David Bruce Smith. Hand bound into three volumes all housed in a box. Includes six full-page illustrations of “Tennessee’s Women” by Clarice Smith. Each of the three volumes features a color frontispiece by Smith and the additional three illustrations are loose. The artist signed each of the loose illustrations, and they fit neatly into a compartment within the box with a snap closure. All volumes and the box are bound in carbon colored faux suede and feature the title labels on the front covers. Handset and letterpress printed in Italy in four colors by Paolo Barbieri. Book design and binding by John Paul Greenawalt and Stephen L. Vanilio. In fine condition. Fine.
New York: E. P. Dutton & Co. Inc., (1930). First Edition. Hardcover. FIRST EDITION. Very good in bright royal blue moire cloth boards with gilt title to front board and to spine. Minor fading to spine. Lettering on spine faded. Minor browning to end pages. Else is clean and bright. Includes beautiful linocut illustrations. 194 pages. WWI. WWI208150. Very Good.
Iowa: Windhover Press, 1995. Paperback. 1 of 250 copies. K.K. Merker founded the Windhover Press at the University of Iowa duing the 1980s. The poems included in this book "were discovered after the publication of 'The Collected Poems of Weldon Kees' ... They anticipate the bitter, unconsoling voice that matured in later work." Fine in blue paper wrappers with paper title label to front cover. Illustrated with one engraving by Barry Moser. Pristine. Printed on Fabriano paper in handset Romanee type. Unpaginated. 24 pages. PRI/071212. Fine.
London: Gibbings& Co., 1895. Hardcover. 5th edition. Illustrated by Walter Crane. Very good in green cloth with gilt lettering and emblem on spine. Front free endpaper is detached but present with chipping to edges. Text is clean and bright. Discoloration to endpapers and half-title. Deckel edge pages. Travel. TRA1/5260. Very Good.
New York: Selmar Hess, 1898. Hard Cover. Revised and adapted to American Zoology by Joseph B. Holder. Illustrated with Scientific Accuracy. A fascinating set offering contemporary scientific discourse and occasional less scientific personal observations on thousands of animal, bird, and insect species around the world. Volumes I and II are on Mammals; Volumes III and IV are on Birds; and Volumes V and VI are on Fish, Reptiles etc. The volumes have hundreds of both full page and text illustrations. There are 34 beautiful tipped-in chromolithographs and 68 full-page black and white wood engravings. Small folio volumes bound in three quarter brown leather and pebbled brown cloth. Gilt title to front cover and gilt title, author, subject, and volume number to spine compartments. Some chipping and rubbing but still very good. Interior pages are very good plus with lightest of aging to page margins. Approximately 300 pages in each volume. This set may require an extra shipping fee. NAT/060517. Very Good.
New York: Viking Press, 1944. Hardcover. 2ND PRINTING. 8vo. Very good+ on very good+ green and yellow illustrated dust jacket with black title to front panel and yellow title to spine panel. Slight edgewear to jacket. Interior is clean and bright with illustrated end pages. The lighthearted lives of the Woollcott Clan of Maryland and Martha's Vineyard. 177 pages. Maryland. MAR5/4252. Very Good+ / Very Good+.
Franklin Center, PA: The Franklin Mint, 1974. Hardcover. A limited edition solid silver plate with an etching of an original work titled "Riding to the Hunt," created by artist James Wyeth expressly for this edition. Complete with certificate of authenticity and a brochure describing the artist and the plate. Housed in a maroon leatherette clamshell box made to look like a book with artist's name on front cover. and gilt title and artist to spine. "Book" and plate in fine condition. DEC/120312. Fine.