New Mexico Department of Game and Fish in cooperation with the State Game Protective Association and the Bureau of Biological survey, 1928. Octavo; G-/no DJ; Hardcover w/out DJ; Spine, green with gold print; Boards in green cloth with gold print, wear to corners and spine caps shelfwear, fading to spine; Text block endpapers torn along hinges, name in ink on front flyleaf, clean text; xxiv, 807 pages, illustrated (including color plates).
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New York: Veritas Press, 1937. small square 4to., unpaginated, G-; matte paper boards, spine black with white (age-toned tan) lettering, light green boards with black lettering/color cat illustrations; heavy wear to boards—bumping/chipping/fraying to head and tail of spine, cocking to spine, boards cocked and shaken, cracked spine to back board (staples visible), binding intact, bfep attached yet somewhat fragile; noticeable brown staining mostly towards left-hand corner of front board, green crayon marking to illustration of front board; bumping/chipping/fraying to corners; mild age-toning to text-block, brown staining to top (likely water damage related to similar staining to boards), foxing to middle of fore-edge, light scratching to bottom-edge; foxing to turn-ins, turn-in to bottom right-hand corner of back paste-down creased and age-toned; black residue to starting hinge between verso of last page and recto of bfep at gutter (possibly water staining from black paper spine), tearing to staples at hinge; contains black and white and color illustrations likely by Ruth Carroll; frontispiece to title page; pub. 1937 to copyright page, later printing; permissions from the Chesapeake & Ohio Lines for "Chessie—the Chesapeake & Ohio kitten" and the Robertson-Deschamps Gallery for illustration to front board (a reproduction of Guido Gruenwald's etching "The Sleepy Cat") to acknowledgements page; small stain to copyright and acknowledgements pages; wear to endpapers, including aged paste staining to gutters, black marking to middle of front paste-down, black circular staining (likely water damage) to back paste-down; mild age-toning to interior, text/illustrations clear and legible; "Chessie" was a fictional cat character adapted from the orig. Gruenwald etching initially promoted as an advertising campaign that eventually became the official mascot of the Chesapeake & Ohio Railroad—Chessie first appeared unnamed in the September 1933 issue of Fortune Magazine with the caption "Sleep Like a Kitten"—the character's popularity resulted in CHESSIE, written and illustrated by Ruth Carroll (pub.1936) followed by CHESSIE AND HER KITTENS in 1937; shelved Case 14.
New York: D. Appleton-Century Company, 1933. Octavo; First printing; G/no DJ; Hardcover w/out DJ; Spine, blue with gold print; Boards in blue cloth with gold print, wear to corners and spine caps; Text block has blue-tinted top edge, name in ink on front pastedown, tanning to endpapers, clean text; xiii, 420 pages, frontispiece (port.), illustrated (b&w and color plates).
1993. Limited edition. Octavo; Limited edition; VG-/G; Hardcover with DJ; DJ spine, blue with white print; DJ has edgewear, wear to hinges, scratching on rear, mild shelfwear; Boards in blue cloth with gold print, slight wear to spine caps, else clean and strong; Text block clean and tight; Inscribed in ink by the author on the front flyleaf; xxix, 432 pages, illustrated (b&w).
Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1973. First American Edition. Octavo; First American Edition; VG-/Fair; Hardcover with DJ; Spine, tan with brown print; DJ has tears along top and bottom edges, some of these are taped, some creasing, spotting, smudging; Boards in grey and brown cloth with gold print, slight wear to spine tail; Textblock has spotting to top and front edges, otherwise clean and tight; 153 pages, illustrated.
New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1930. New and cheaper edition. Octavo; New and cheaper edition; G-/Poor; Hardcover with DJ; Spine, tan with black print; DJ has tears at all edges, portion torn away at front bottom edge and bottom of spine, stains, smudges, toning to spine, chipping; Boards in yellow cloth with blue print, mild wear to corners and spine caps, slight staining to rear and to front top edge; Text block has name in ink on front flyleaf, small stain to front edge, intermittent spine breaks, tanning to endpaper, vendor label on rear pastedown; vii, 106 pages, frontispiece, illustrated (b&w plates).
Boston: Roberts Brothers, 1881. First Edition, First Printing. thin square 8vo., 101 pp., VG-; green cloth boards, gilt lettering to spine, black lettering and gilt illustration to front board; rounding to spine, spine age-toned a slightly darker green than boards (lettering bright and legible), scattered rubbing with slight superficial material loss to front board and turn-ins, small stain towards bottom of hinge to back board, occasional light scratching to boards; boards somewhat shaken, slight shelf lean (still stands), binding intact; pictorial (floral) endpapers, superficial material loss to middle of front paste-down, red and white sticker to top left-hand corner of ffep; dark top, wear and age-toning to text-block; mild age-toning/foxing to interior, text/illustrations clear and legible; contains black and white illustrations by Ledyard; pub. 1881 by the Roberts Brothers stated to title and copyright pages, no mention of further printings to copyright page; "MAMY YTITTLEBACK" misspelled to header of p. 55, indicating a First Printing of the First Edition; frontispiece; shelved Case 14.
Hyperion Books for Children, 1991. First edition. Octavo; First edition; VG/VG; Hardcover with DJ; DJ spine, purple with black print; DJ clean and bright; Boards in purple illustrated cloth, clean and strong; Text block clean and tight; Inscribed in ink by the illustrator on the first preliminary page; unpaged, illustrated (color).
New York: Doubleday, Doran & Company, 1938. First edition. Octavo; First edition; G/G-; Hardcover with DJ; DJ spine, cream, illustrated, black print; DJ has tears at spine ends and flap corners, small tears to bottom and top edges, shelfwear, peripheral fading; Boards in blue cloth with gold print, cocked spine, mild wear to corners and spine caps; Text block has owner bookplate on front pastedown, slight tanning to endpapers, blue-tinted top edge, clean text; 198 pages, illustrated (b&w).
Minnetonka, MN: NorthWord Press, 1996. Quarto: VG/no-DJ paperback: Blue spine with black text: Covers are clean with light general shelfwear, some curling and fraying to corners: Textblock is clean, half title page is inscribed by the photographers to a previous owner, pages otherwise clean: 173 pp.
New York: Viking Press, 1944. First Edition, Presumed First Printing. 8vo., 128 pp., VG-/VG-; yellow and green pictorial DJ, red lettering to spine, yellow lettering to front cover; age-toning to spine, lettering faded yet legible; rubbing/chipping/closed tears to edges of DJ, tear to bottom of fore-edge of back cover, chipping with material loss to top right corner of front cover; price uncut "$2.00" to top right corner of front flap; DJ protected by plastic wrapper; tan cloth boards, dark green lettering to spine, dark green illustration to boards; mild fading to spine (lettering legible), bumping to head and tail of spine, brown discoloration from wear to head of spine; mild wear to boards, occasional minor staining to boards; age-toning to text-block; pictorial endpapers, notations in pencil to top left corner of verso of bfep; mild age-toning to interior, text legible, sepia illustrations clear; pub. 1944, "First published September 1944," no mention of further printings; stated to copyright page; 2 pp. frontispiece that includes title page; shelved Case 14.
New York: Howell Book House, 1997. Octavo: VG-/VG: Black spine with white text: DJ has general shelfwear, some scuff marks: Boards are strong with rubbing and fading along edges, binding tight: Textblock exterior is clean, front free page has address sticker from a previous owner, also contains signature from author, rest of pages clean: 123 pp.
Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1963. Octavo; Fifth printing; VG/G; Hardcover with DJ; Spine, green with yellow print; DJ has slight tears at top and bottom of spine and flap folds, pencil mark on spine, mild shelfwear; Boards in tan cloth with green print, mild wear to spine caps, slight spotting on rear; Textblock has owner bookplate on front endpapers, otherwise clean and tight; 172 pages, illustrated.
London: Country Life Limited, 1951. Octavo; G+/Fair; Hardcover w/ DJ; Spine, tan and blue strips with black print; DJ has significant tears along top and bottom edges, tanning and spotting, price-clipped; Boards in blue cloth with gold print, some fading at top edge, wear to spine caps, mild corner bumps, mild smudging on back; Textblock has spotting on bottom and front edges, spotting on endpapers and frontispiece, penciled name on front endpaper, clean text; 183 pages, frontispiece (color), illustrations.