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London: Humphrey Milford, Oxford University Press, 1913. Octavo; 2 volumes; Fair/no DJ; Hardcover w/out DJ; Spine, blue with gold print; Boards in blue cloth with gold print, worn, exposed corners, tattered spine caps, wear to edges and hinges, tear to bottom of front hinge (vol. 2), shelfwear, cocked spines; Text blocks have gilt top edge, tanning to endpapers, owner stamps and name in ink (partially erased) in front endpapers, both vols. torn along front hinge, vol. 2 has detached, chipped title page and intermittent spine breaks, both volumes have some smudging to front edge; 2 volumes (xxxv, 986 pages), frontispiece, “1,400 illustrations”.
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, Inc., 1925. Large Octavo; pp 195; G/no-DJ; blue spine with gilt and white text; cloth has modest wear to exterior; some sunning to spine and board edges; minor rubbing wear to corners; strong boards; text block shows slight age toning to exterior edges; frontispiece; interior clean; top edge gilt; deckled fore and tail edges; illustrated;.
Wilton: Morehouse-Barlow Co., Inc., 1981. Octavo; VG/VG-; Tan spine with white text; Dust jacket has small closed tear at tail front edge and a small tear at head fore edge with other general edge wear but otherwise intact; Cloth has very lightly sunned spine with just minor edge wear and strong, intact boards; Text block shows slight wear on exterior edges with tight binding and unmarked pages; pp 272.
London: Bell & Daldy, 1868. 12mo; Fair/no-DJ; dark green 3/4 leather bindings with gilt text to spine; gilt borders and raised bands to spines; 10 volumes; boards show heavy wear to edges and joints; rubbing wear to exteriors of boards; minimal wear to edges; marbled text block shows light sunning to exterior edges; marbled endpapers; frontispieces with tissue guards; previous owner's bookplates to ffeps; slight cracking to gutters; additional shipping may be necessary due to size/weight restrictions for international/expedited orders.
London: T. Cadell and W. Davies, 1811. Sixth Edition. Octavos, 4 volumes; VG; all volumes bound in contemporary full mottled brown calf, gilt tooling to spines, red and brown labels with gilt titling and numbering; gilt roll to board edges; mild rubbing and wear to all volumes, including bumping and peeling to corners; some foxing to endpapers, interiors clean; , xxxvii, , 481; , 496; , 483; , 530; with engraved portrait frontispiece and the two required plates: the fold-out reproduction of Dr. Johnson’s handwriting in volume 1 and the famous Round Robin in volume 4; offsetting to title page of volume 1 from frontispiece; shelved above Historiography.
New York: Macmillan and Co., Limited, 1900. Octavos, 3 volumes; VG; bound in 3/4 green leather, marbled boards and endpapers, paneled spines with red and orange labels with gilt lettering, other panels tooled in gilt; top edge of text block gilt; Bound by Zaehnsdorf for A. C. McClurg, with binders stamp; rubbing to hinges, head and tail of spines, with mild chipping to head and tail; rubbing to corners; small white paint stain to lower edge of rear board of volume 1; interiors clean; shelved above Taoism.
London: Yale University Press, 1939. First Edition, First Printing. Octavo, 340 pages; VG; full bound in red cloth, spine has gilt tooling and lettering; binding has minor wear at the top and bottom of the spine, has library code on the spine, has minor discoloration; pages have minor detachment on pages 148-9, title page has small pen marks and an impression stamp; shelved case 7.
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1942. First American Edition. Octavo; G/G; Hardcover with DJ; Spine, red with white and black print; DJ in mylar, mild edgewear, light smudging, price-clipped; Boards in green cloth with purple print, mild wear to corners and spine caps, else clean and strong; Text block has purple-tinted top edge, mild tanning to endpapers, date stamp on front flyleaf, spot on front edge, front endpapers torn along hinge, clean text; 458 pages, illustrated (map, genealogical table, b&w plates).
London, New York and Toronto: Longmans, Green and Co., 1943. First. First edition, reprinted June 1943; 12mo; G/G-; tan spine with red text; dustjacket has some edgewear with light tearing, significant staining across covers, significant age toning and discoloration, price clipped front flap; boards are slightly brittle with light discoloration to edges of covers; previous owner's name written on front free-end paper in black ink, pages have considerable age toning and foxing (readability not affected), textblock is otherwise free of markings and blemishes; 48pp.
United Kingdom: The Oakwood Press, 2002. Reprinted. Octavo; pp 626; VG-/VG-; army green spine with yellow and white text; full title: The Festiniog Railway: A History of the Narrow Gauge Railway Linking the Slate Quarries of Blaenau Ffestiniog with Portmadoc, North Wales: Together with Outline Histories of Quarry Undertakings Connected to the Railway, 1800-1974, Vol. 2 - Locomotives, Rolling Stock and Quarry Feeders; this volume only; dust jacket shows light sunning to exterior; minor bumping to edges; cloth has mild wear to exterior; light sunning to spine; strong boards; text block has minimal wear to exterior edges; interior clean; illustrated with black and white photographs and drawings; illustrated endpapers; Shelved in the Annex, Aisle B.
London: Hutchinson & Co (Publishers) Ltd, 1974. First Edition. Octavo; pp 377; G/G; black spine with white and bluetext; dust jacket has moderate rubbing to exterior; some wear to edges; lightly toned rear and flaps; cloth shows very light wear to exterior; strong boards; text block shows slight soiling to exterior edges; frontispiece; light shadow toning to endpapers; interior clean.
n.p. Norfolk Record Society, 1931. Octavo; pp 103; G-/no-DJ; burgundy spine with gilt text; this volume only; cloth has slight rubbing to exterior; strong boards; some wear to edges and corners; text block has light toning to exterior edges; previous owner's name to front pastedown; some foxing to first and last few pages; deckled fore edge; slight pencil underlining throughout;.
London: Edward Arnold, 1904. Octavo; Second impression; Two volumes; G-/no DJ; Hardcover w/out DJ; Spine, brown with gold print; Boards in brown cloth with gold print, mild wear to corners, hinges, and spine caps, light spotting/shelfwear; Text block has deckled edges, owner label and author obituary on front pastedown (vol. 1), tanning to endpapers, some foxing, intermittent spine breaks (both volumes), vol. 2 p. 34 has pencil marginal notation; 2 volumes (331, 310 pages), frontispiece in each (ports.), illustrated.
London: Henry Colburn, 1838. First Edition. 8vos., 2 volumes; VG; bould in 3/4 brown leather, marbled boards, spine brown with small gilt horizontal lines, presence of two labels in the past now represented only by the unfaded leather and faint lettering; some mild shelfwear and rubbing, primarily to corners and spine; frontispiece in volume 1 a portrait, volume 2 a map; shelved under front counter.
London: John Murray, 1884. Octavo; pp 616 + 517; G/no-DJ; Navy blue spine with gilt text and decorative lines; 2 volumes; Cloths have slight sunning to exteriors, some cracking to joints, rubbing to corners; Text blocks show slight brown toning to exterior edges, interiors clean; additional shipping may be necessary due to size/weight restrictions for international/expedited orders.
New York: Oxford University Press, 1972. Octavo; pp 440; G/no-DJ; sun faded blue spine with gilt text and rulings; cloth has slight wear to exterior, slight wear to edges and corners, strong boards; text block has slight toning to exterior edges, previous owner's label to ffep; underlining and margin markings throughput.
New York, NY: Methuen, Inc., 1985. US Edition. 8vo. VG/G+. navy blue DJ spine and jacket, with titling in yellow and white italics, stacked on tiny white capitals for subtitling, mid-spine white author and tiny white type for publisher, severely abraded, with many large tears to panel, ends nad corners are closed with tape. edgewear whitish where contact was abrasive. dark blue HB has stamped gilt titling. solid form, minimal wear to ends and corners. light yellow endsheets, textblock ivory, no marks. smooth outer edges likewise. 237 pp. ISBN# 0416350704.
London: Macmillan & co. Ltd., 1956. 8vo; VG/VG; hardcover; brown spine with black and red text; dust jacket is strongly tanned to the spine and has residual stain from ripped off label in front, besides dust jacket has stains; boards have bumping to the head and tail of the spine and to the tips, the bottom edge of the spine is slightly dented; the gutter between the front free end -paper and the title ages is damaged but boards are in tact; text block has foxing to the top edge and the other edges have significant stains; pages are slightly discolored but clean; 400p.
London: Royal Collection Enterprises Ltd, 2004. Large quarto; pp 223; VG-/VG-; green spine with gilt text; dust jacket has some rubbing to exterior; cloth has minor shelf wears; text block shows minimal wear to exterior edges; interior clean; pictorial endpapers; profusely illustrated with many color and black and white photographs; additional shipping may be necessary due to size/weight restrictions for international/expedited orders.
Bandon, Ireland: Mike Brown Photography, 2002. Quarto; pp 168; VG/VG-; dark blue spine with white text; dust jacket has moderate wear to exterior; slight rubbing to edges; cloth has slight wear to exterior; minor bumping to corners; strong boards; text block shows light wear to exterior edges; pictorial endpapers; frontispiece; interior clean; profusely illustrated.
Bristol: Thoemmes Continuum, 2005. first edition. Octavo; VG/no-DJ; black spine with gilt text on blue bar; missing slipcase; 2 volumes - Vol. 1: A-L & Vol. 2: M-Z; cloths have minor wear on exteriors; panels are strong & sturdy; text blocks have some minor wear on exterior edges, due to handling; text pages are unmarked w/ tight bindings; last few pages of vol. 2 have slight vertical crease; pp 1211. Additional shipping may be necessary due to size/weight restrictions for international/expedited orders.
Providence, Rhode Island: Brown University Press, 1966. US Printing. 8vo. VG/VG-. dark navy DJ spine with tanned ivory titling, concentrated wear at both ends appears as creases and chipping with outer jacket covers' outer corners nipped some, edges of both covers have a few closed tears. dark navy cloth, gilt-stamped with some surfacewear to lower spine. foxing moderate to fep/ffep with some browning to hinge area inside both covers. 13 maps included within the chapter textblock. foxed outer edges, no transference to the interior pages. as is. 411 pp.
New York: Macmillan and Company, n. d. Booklet; Fair/paperback; sun faded blue spines without text; 2 volumes: vol. 1, Report of the Committee, pp 61; vol. 2, Evidence and Documents Laid Before the Committee on German Outrages, pp 296; covers are sunned with toning toward edges, minor chipping to edges; text blocks have age toned exterior edges; interiors clean.
New York: Congdon & Weed, Inc., 1985. First Edition, First Printing. Octavo, 256 pages; VG/VG; spine pictorial with white and beige lettering; dust jacket protected with a mylar covering, price uncut '$16.95'; slight speckling to top edge of text block; SIGNED flat on title page as 'Bill Bryson'; extremely scarce signed; shelved case 9.
London: John W. Parker and Son, 1858. Second Edition. 8vos., 2 volumes; VG; spine paneled with brown leather and gilt lettering; 3/4 bound with brown leather, marbled boards; marbled endpapers; mild scratching to spines, rubbing to corners; minor occasional pencil notations in margins; top edge of text blocks gilt; some cracking to gutter on ffep in first volume; shelved above WWII.
London: Robert Hale Limited, 1950. Octavo. VG/Fair DJ. Green spine with cream and black text/title; dustjacket is age-toned but mostly clean with moderate amount of edgewear (a few tears around the edges and spine); boards are strong and clean; pencil writing on front free end page; binding is strong; textblock is age-toned but clean. Pp. 312.
London: Paul Elek, 1966. Oblong Folio; pp 96; G/G-; blue/brown pictorial spine with blue text; dust jacket shows mild wear to exterior; small chips to edges; light soiling to rear; cloth has slight sunfading to exterior edges; slightly splayed boards; text block shows slight age toning to exterior edges; interior clean; frontispiece; pictorial endpapers; profusely illustrated; tight binding; additional shipping may be necessary due to size/weight restrictions for international/expedited orders.
Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Company, 1969. Reprinted. Thick Octavo; pp 1185; G/paperback; light red spine with gilt text; reprint of last edition of 1884; cloth shows some sunfading to exterior, mostly to spine; sturdy boards; text block has slight soiling to exterior edges; interior clean; illustrated; additional shipping may be necessary due to size/weight restrictions for international/expedited orders;.
Edinburgh: The Heraldry Society of Scotland, 2001. Quarto; VG-/no DJ; Hardcover w/out DJ; Spine, green with gold print; Slipcase in glossy dark green paper without print, slight shelfwear but clean and strong; Boards in green cloth with gold print, clean and strong; Text block clean and tight; x, 237 pages, frontispiece, illustrated (color).
Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Press, 1974. First US Edition. 8vo. VG/VG-. tanned ivory DJ spine with faded red title, small black author and partial segment of larger illustration, one of the several used as a b/w montage on jacket front and rear. edgewear light at spine ends, minor discoloration. medium brown clothbound HB with stamped gold titling, ends lightly pushed in and outer corners sharp. mustard yellow endpages, right fep has affixed bookplate of prior owner. skimmed lightly, no marks or writing. 364 pp. ISBN#0253307457.
Cleveland: The Press of Case Western Reserve University, 1970. Ex-library with library stamps and markings; Octavo; G+/no-DJ; Light blue spine with gilded text; Boards strong, some very faint foxing perceptible near top of boards, front board has some light rubbing of a darker color near bottom, base of spine has small area of darker color where library sticker was once affixed, pastedowns are lightly age toned, back pastedown has some short and thin lines in black marker near top (rubbed on from contact with a crossed out library sticker on the back end paper--see below), book's binding is strong; Textblock edges have library stamps, textblock head and fore edge have some very light foxing, tail edge has one small spot, front end paper clipped in upper right corner, back end paper has a library bar code sticker affixed near top and scribbled over in black marker, back end paper also has a thin sliver of paper glued to it (remnant of a larger piece of paper formerly glued there), book's interior is clean; 330 pp.
London: John Murray, 1899. Second impression. Octavo; 431 pp. Rebacked, with new leather spine and spine label over original boards. Corners of boards bumped and frayed. Light foxing. Binding is solid. Pages are rough cut. Book contains 6 black and white illustrations and 6 maps. Good solid copy. Shelved under counter.
London: Methuen & Co, 1934. Second Edition. First thus. Scarce in DJ. Octavo; VG/VG-; Brown spine with pink text; DJ with mylar exterior, has front cover interior cover price clipped; Boards strong, minimal rubbing to spine, corners; Textblock age-toned, some small brown spotting on exterior fore edge; Binding strong; 295pp+Further Methuen Publications.
London, Great Britain: Methuen & Co., Ltd., 1957. Reprint. small 8vo. VG/VG. partially faded red DJ spine, tiny red titling on sunned ivory segments with centered red titling type, near tip and tail, separated by decorative ivory symbols. jacket front titling in white upon an even red background. mild shadow to jacket front and age-toning to ivory rear. exterior touch of wear to DJ tip and corners. small red clothbound HB with gilt stamped titling, boards neatly cornered. tonal discoloration around fep/ffep hinges. lightly skimmed interior quality. 8 illustrations including frontispiece. petite octavo with smooth ivory edges. 302 pp.
London: Longmans & Co., 1915. First Edition. Octavo; VG-/No jacket hardcover; Blue spine with gilt lettering; Cover has some wear at all edges, light bumping to the corners and some fraying beginning at the spine edges; Binding is sturdy; Text block is age toned, one spot at upper outer edge, previous owners name on paste down and front free end paper, rest of text block is clean; 201 pages.
Cork, Ireland: Cork University Press, 1992. First Paperback Edition. Octavo, 327 pages; VG-; gloss paper covers, spine red and yellow with white lettering: mild bumping to corners, crease to top left corner of back cover; mild wear to text-block; interior virtually pristine; INSCRIBED by Callanan to Seamus McKenna to title page, INSCRIBED and SIGNED by McKenna (previous owner) to ffep; shelved case 9.
Hildensheim: Georg Olms Verlag, 1974. Octavo; VG-; hardcover; bound in red cloth, black label with gilt lettering; all volumes' boards slightly bowed, some edgewear, minor rubbing on fore corners and spine edges, light soiling on spines, spines slightly sun toned; all volumes' text blocks age toned, soiling and light foxing on exterior edges; volume 1 boards have significant bumping on tail edges, minor foxing on front end paper; volume 2 boards have significant bumping on rear tail edge, damp staining on front paste down, minor foxing on front paste down and front endpaper, light soiling on rear pastedown; 4 volumes [Oversized book. Additional postage necessary for expedited/international orders. Economy International shipping unavailable due to weight restrictions. For international expedited please inquire for rates].
Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1984. Octavo; VG-; hardcover; bound in tan cloth, red lettering; boards strong, light rubbing and bumping on fore corners and spine edges, tearing on front end paper; text block has penciling on pages xvi and xvii, light damp staining and light foxing on exterior head edge; xlvii, 576pp.
London: Simon Miller, 1657. Fifth impression. Small quarto rebound in 3/4 black moire and red leatherette; VG; gold letters on spine; moderate soiling and fraying on spine; strong binding; facsimile frontispiece engraving and title page; original paper heavily discolored, wobbled, with foxing and offsetting; minor occasional marginalia; otherwise, text clean and readable; pp. 408, with last few pages out of sequence; shelved in Case 6.
Inverness: The Northern Counties Newspaper and Printing and Publishing Company, 1894. Octavo; G-/no DJ; Hardcover w/out DJ; Spine, blue with gold print; Boards in blue cloth, tear at top of front hinge, mild wear to corners, tattering to spine caps, creases to spine, shelfwear; Text block has gilt top edge, cracked hinges, owner label on front pastedown, spotting to endpapers, mild age-toning to paper; vii, 661 pages, frontispiece, 1 plate (b&w).