New York: Dodd, Mead & Company, 1964 . First Edition Thus. thin 8vo., unpaginated, VG/VG-; pictorial DJ, spine white (age-toned tan) with black and red lettering; minimal shelfwear to DJ, mild age-toning to covers (more so to spine); rubbing to spine with very slight material loss, very slightly affects second "the" in title (lettering legible); price uncut "$3.50" to top right-hand corner of front flap, all four corners of flaps slightly clipped; DJ protected by mylar; golden yellow cloth boards, black lettering to spine, pink illustration to front board; minimal wear to boards save for minor scratch to top edge of front board; slight cocking to spine, no shelf lean, binding strong; interior virtually pristine; contains numerous full-color and two-wash illustrations by Erdoes; pub. 1964, "This fable was written by Joyce in 1936 as a letter to his grandson Stevie," originally published in LETTERS OF JAMES JOYCE [edited by Stuart Gilbert, pub. 1957] stated to copyright page; 2 pp. frontispiece that includes title page; LP consignment; shelved Case 2, Dupont.
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Boston: James R. Osgood, 1882. First Edition. Large Quarto; VG-; Bound in brown cloth with titles and horse designs in gilt, decorative stamping; Upper edge gilt; Typical edge wear, some light fraying to the corners; Cracking at the gutter near ffep. Binding sturdy; Text block clean with minor age toning; A handsome copy of the famous study of horse motion, funded by Leland Stanford illustrate with b&w plates and photos by Eadward Muybridge; NOTE: Book is heavy, please contact us for expedited or international shipping.; AR consignment; shelved case 10.
London: Nattali and Bond, 1860. Second Edition. Octavos, 2 volumes, pagination continuous; VG; bound in contemporary full polished calf, paneled spines with burgundy and brown labels, gilt lettering, other compartments gilt tooling; boards with a gilt roll along border, gilt roll to edges, turn-ins; mild rubbing and wear to boards and spines, primarily to head and tail of spines, hinges; marbled endpapers; gilt text blocks; ribbon within; with 61 embellishments, including portraits, vignettes, and engraved titles; ffep of volume 2 slightly loose; SG consignment; shelved case 10.
London: John B. Day, 1876. First Edition, Second Issue. Quarto, 91 pages; VG-; bound in publisher's green cloth blocked in gilt and black; rebacked, with spine preserved; mild rubbing and wear to boards, beveled edges; with two chromolithograph plates after James Poole, 2 completed flies and 23 flies with dressing materials displayed in 22 sunken mounts on six leaves, all present; SG consignment; shelved case 10.
c. mid 19th century. Oblong Folio, 21" x 12"; VG; bound in full red leather with gilt and black embossed tooling; gilt turn-ins and text block, silk endpapers; contains 16 pages of original watercolors of various insects, butterflies, moths, and plants. The first page is detached from the binding; 15 of the 16 pages are signed “Fanny [S or G] Maitland” There are two pages with dates noted, “Ap 26” and “May 3”, but no year recorded. Both of the dated sheets have pencil notations for insect dimensions and the location “Sarzana” [presumably Italy].; LS consignment; shelved above mythology.