London: William Darton and Son, . 18mo., 36 pages; G-; in paper wraps, printed title page to front cover, ads to rear; ownership ink on the ffep, verso of title page; 3 black and white plates; moderate-severe chipping and wear to all edges; binding loosening; closed tears to title page; NOTE: Shelved in 15's ephemera box 7, in Netdesk office.
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New York: Philimel Books, 2007. Quarto; First impression; VG/VG-; Hardcover with DJ; DJ spine, white with multicolor print; DJ has very slight shelfwear, clean and bright; Boards in white illustrated paper, clean and strong; Text block clean and tight; 105 pages, illustrated (folded color plates). [NOTE: Oversized book(s). Additional postage necessary for expedited/international orders. Economy International shipping unavailable due to size/weight restrictions. For international/expedited customers, please inquire for rates.].
London: Blackie and Son Ltd. Quarto; G+ hardcover without dust jacket; green spine with no text; boards have strong stains to the rear and minor rubbing and bumping to the edges and corners; paste downs and free end-papers have severe stains; front free end-paper has an inscription; pages are discolored and limited gutters are slightly damaged but text block is in tact and pages are legible; 80p.
London: Ernest Nister, ca. 1910. 16mo; G; beige pictorial spine without text; no jacket; exterior to cloth shows some brownish spots, probably foxing; pictorial paper label to front; brown and red titles to label; beveled edges; good, intact binding; textblock edges have modestly age toned; illustrated endpapers; interior pages good; illustrated; unpaginated NOTE: Shelved in 15's ephemera box 15, in Netdesk office.
Philadelphia: American Sunday-School Union, 1851. 18mo; G- condition hardcover; Spine, tan with gold print; In clear plastic sleeve, boards in green embossed cloth, cocked spine, tanning to spine, mild wear to corners, fore edge, and spine caps, fading to cloth, mild shelfwear; Text block has (water?) stain to lower half, name in pencil on endpapers, paper tanned with significant amount of foxing; 194 pages, frontispiece, illustrated. NOTE: Shelved in 15's ephemera box 5, in Netdesk office.
New York: Ullman Mfg. Co. Quarto (oblong); G-; Paperback; Spine, blue without print; Cover is quarter bound with blue cloth to spine, illustrated front paper cover, rear cover of stiff cardboard, front fore corners are torn/chipped away, front cloth hinge taped length of spine, small surface tears and penciled price on front; Text block consists of gummed pages of paper cut-outs adhered at fore edge to stiff pages of text and illustrations, age toning to paper; unpaged, illustrated (color).
A Julian S. Cohen Creation. Octavo; VG-; Paperback; Spine, unbound folded leaf edges; Cover has very slight edgewear but is clean and bright; Text block consists of a long accordion-style leaf, each page has a color illustration of a doll with an inserted small cloth handkerchief, one for each day of the week, the folded accordion held together with a small ring centered on the spine edge of the pages, mild age toning to paper, else clean and tight. NOTE: Shelved in 15's ephemera box 6, in Netdesk office.
London, New York, Toronto: Hodder & Stoughton, n.d. Large Octavo; pp 169; G-; tan/blue decorative spine with black text; no jacket; cloth has moderate wear to exterior; sun darkened spine; front panel decorated with black and blue patterned illustrations; light damp stain to rear board; fraying to spine edges; worn fore corners; slightly splayed boards; text block edges show modest toning; mild foxing to endpapers; deckled fore edge; pictorial endpapers; broken hinges, as is; frontispiece; illustrated with mounted vivid color plates.
Boston: Lee & Sheppard, Publishers, 1863. 32mo; G-/no-DJ; Light brown spine without text; Cloth has rubbing wear & scratches, mostly spine, exterior front and less wear along edge with lightly sunned spine, panels are intact and strong; Text block shows darkened exterior edges, cracking along hinges from binding between pastedowns and front end papers, and light staining at tail edge toward hinge; pp 64. Shelved in Netdesk office, Ephemera Box J.
London; New York: Ernest Nister; E.P. Dutton & Co., c. 1890. Octavo; G; dark brown 1/4 bound spine without text; no jacket; front and rear shows modest shelf wear; titles to front; pictorial front; some rubbing wear to edges; sturdy boards; text block edges have age toned; patterned endpapers; gift inscription to verso to front endpaper; loosed front endpaper; broken hinges; illustrated; unpaginated; c. 1890.
New York: Ottenheimer Publishers, Inc., 1978. Quarto; pp 45; G/no-DJ; white spine with blue text; cloth shows slight sunning to exterior; minor rubbing to edges; minor chipping to spine tail edge; strong boards; text block has light wear to exterior edges; frontispiece; profusely illustrated; pictorial endpapers.
New York: Golden Books Publishing Company, Inc., 1999. Heart Shaped Pop-Up Book; VG; white pictorial spine with pink and purple text; stiff boards have minimal wear; text block shows minimal wear; interior intact; profusely illustrated; unpaginated. See three photos for details. NOTE: Shelved in 15's ephemera box 12, in Netdesk office.
Epinal: Imagerie Pellerin, 1983. Fourth. Folio; 40pp; green cloth spine [no text] and color illustrated boards; text and illustrations printed on one side only; very good minus copy; clean and unmarked throughout. Oversized order. Additional shipping and handling may be necessary for expedited/international orders. Economy international shipping unavailable due to size/weight restriction(s). Contact seller if you have any questions. This book is part of the overstocked 15's, kept in Room X.
Tokyo: T. Hasegawa, 1903. Octavo; G; Paperback; Spine, faint silver paper without print; Cover and text block are “printed on a crêpe paper known as chirimen-bon, a Japanese textile with a fine, wrinkled feel. Hasegawa combined this material with multi-colored woodblock prints to add texture, thereby creating a new technique. As a result, the book drapes softly in the hands as though made of fabric”— Illinois University Library; Printed on one side of double leaves, folded once in Japanese style, knot binding (musubitoji); Date from Library of Congress bibliographic record; Curling to edges, else clean and tight; 8 pages + several unnumbered pages, illustrated (color). NOTE: Shelved in Netdesk office, on shelf above 7's Ephemera section.
London: Frederick Warne & Co., 32mo; G-/no-DJ; Dark green spine without text; Cloth has rubbing wear & scratches on front head edge, exterior front and less wear along edge with lightly sunned spine, panels are intact and strong; Text block shows darkened exterior edges, cracking along hinges from binding between pastedowns and front end papers, and light pencil on pp 22, 34-35; pp 95. Shelved in Netdesk office, Ephemera Box J.
New York: The Century Co., 1907. Octavo; 2 volumes; Fair; Hardcover; Spine, red with gold and black print; Boards in red cloth with gold and black print, mitred edges, tattered spine caps and corners, mild shelfwear; Text blocks have cracked hinges front and rear, intermittent spine breaks, shaken binding, vol. 1 has some pages loose from binding; CONTENTS: Part I, Nov. 1906 to April 1907 (vii, 576 pages, illustrated (b&w)) — Part II, May to October 1907 (viii, paged 579 - 1152, illustrated (b&w)).
New York; London: The Century Co., 1910. Quarto; g/none; HB, black leather spine with raised bands and gilt text, half bound with black boards; heavy shelf wear and bumping, toning to spine, boards rubbed and frayed, hinges cracked and weakened, heavy chipping to leather on spine, HB now in clear plastic cover, occasional staining to page edges, occasional pages partially torn from text block but present, toning to end pages and page edges, text block clean; 576 pp; photographs and illustrations; else very good.
New York; London: The Century Co., 1906. Quarto; g/none; HB, brown leather spine with raised bands and gilt text, half bound with black boards; heavy shelf wear and bumping, toning to spine, boards rubbed and frayed, spot staining to boards, hinges cracked and weakened, heavy chipping to leather on spine, HB now in clear plastic cover, occasional staining to page edges, toning to end pages and page edges, text block clean; 576 pp; photographs and illustrations; else very good.
New York: McLoughlin Bros. 1911? Octavo; Poor; Paperback; Spine, tattered; In clear plastic envelope; Illustrated cover with red print, lacks rear cover, tattered spine, tears and creases to front, surface tears; Text block is incomplete with only 10 unnumbered pages, some pages loose from binding, others are taped in place, short tears to some edges, light amount of smudging, includes black and white illustrations along with color chromolithographed cover and plates; Illustrations bear various copyright dates, 1901, 1908, 1911. NOTE: Shelved in 15's ephemera box 15, in Netdesk office.
London: C. Cowie, [between ca. 1830 and 1833?]. 16mo., 250 pages; VG; bound in three quarter black calf, marbled boards, spine gilt tooled, green label with gilt 'The Talisman' title; mild shelfwear and rubbing; lacking main title page, but each story with with separate title page, headed: 'Magic tales,' pagination and register continuous; 147/148 missing lower 2 cm; 'Embellished with eight coloured engravings,' all folding, of which this copy only has seven, 'The Magic Car! or, Three Days Trial' is missing the folding hand-colored plate' extremely scarce; shelved case 0.
New York: Grosset & Dunlap, 2005. First Edition. Large Oblong Octavo; G+; red spine with white, blue, yellow and green text; first edition; no jacket; cloth exterior has slight handling wear; minor edge wear to spine; strong boards; textblock exterior edges have light smudges; broken rear hinge; gift inscription to fep; interior clean; illustrated; pp 376.
New York: Random House, 1941. First Edition. Octavo, 72 pages; VG/G+; spine dark blue, with light blue lettering; dust jacket protected with a mylar covering; some shelf wear and soiling; large chips missing at right corners of jacket front; wear to upper and lower edges of jacket all around; large chips missing at crown and tail of jacket spine; cracks and creases to jacket spine; creases and closed tear to jacket back; small chips missing from corners of back flap fold; price uncut '$1.00'; spine slightly cocked; corners of boards bumped and shredded; contains black and white and full color illustrations; pages clean; shelved Case 14.
London: Dean & Son, 1976. Octavo; VG-/no DJ; Hardcover w/out DJ; Spine, yellow without print; Boards in glossy illustrated paper, small smudge to front, mild bump to lower spine corner, else clean and strong; Text block clean and tight; “Based on the BBC TV series ‘The Wombles’”— last page; unpaged, illustrated pop-up book, color.
Eureka Springs AR: Silver Boat Publications. Mixed Editions. Booklet [9x6]; VG-/paperback; blue spines without text; 2 volumes: volume one, The Silver Boat, ISBN 0967849802, stated first printing, 1994 (1995); volume two, The Silver Boat II, ISBN 0938837176, fourth printing, 2000; covers have minimal exterior wear; slight sticker residue to front to volume two; very minor wear to edges; pictorial fronts with multicolored text; tight, intact bindings; text blocks exterior edges have minimal wear; publisher's sticker to copyright page to volume two; interiors good; illustrated; unpaginated; inscribed by author and two artists, Max Elbo (volume one) and Jeff Pace (volume two) NOTE: Shelved in 15's ephemera box 15, in Netdesk office.
New York: Dick and Fitzgerald, 1867. First Edition. Octavo, 130 pages; G+; fully bound in contemporary brown cloth; spine with rubbed gilt lettering; some shelf wear and soiling; corners bumped; dent to front board; scuffing to head and tail of spine; bump to fore edge of back board; back joint starting; previous owner's inscription at front free end paper; age toning and foxing throughout; contains pen and ink illustrations throughout; shelved Case 1.
New York: Simon and Schuster, 1976. Thin Quarto; pp 96; G/G-; sunned light blue pictorial spine with black text; dust jacket has small chips to edges; some soiling to exterior; price clipped front flap; cloth shows mild wear to exterior; strong boards; text block has mild tone to exterior edges; pictorial endpapers; frontispiece; interior clean; profusely illustrated;.
New York and London: Longmans, Green, and Co., n.d. Large Oblong Octavo; G-; pp 24; gray spine without text; no jacket; cloth has some soiling to exterior; titles in green to front; red and green illustration to front; mildly rubbed edges; mildly cocked spine; text block shows slight foxing toward edges; pictorial endpapers; gift inscription to front endpaper; illustrated; shaken hinges.
New York: Holiday House, 1994. First editon. Octavo (oblong); First edition; G+/G+; Hardcover with DJ; DJ spine, blue and tan with black print; DJ in mylar, light edgewear, else clean and bright; Boards quarter bound with black cloth to spine and blue paper to boards, mild soiling to cloth, else clean and strong; Text block clean and tight; unpaged, illustrated (color).
New York: Thomas Y. Crowell, 1983. First Edition, First Printing. 12mo; G+/G; light yellow spine with black and green text; stated first edition, first printing; dust jacket exterior shows slight handling wear; one or two chips to; publisher's sticker to lower spine; price clipped front flap; mylar wrapped jacket; cloth exterior has minimal wear; very minor edge wear; tight binding; textblock clean; illustrated; pp 38.
Dhaka: Pratibhas, 2003. First Edition. Quarto; G+/VG- Hardcover w/ Dustjacket; Blue, Navy, Brown and White Pictorial Spine with Purple and Red text; Dustjacket has slight edgewear, slight shelfwear; Boards strong, some edgewear, slight shelfwear; Textblock has waviness to pages; 59 pp; Text in Arabic and English; Inscribed by author on front endpaper.
Garden City NY: Doubleday & Company, 1963. 10mo; G/G; sunned gray, ivory and black pictorial spine with black text; dust cover exterior shows moderate shelf wear; few chips to edges; price clipped front flap; some foxing inside dj; exterior to cloth very good; only slight wear to edges; text block edges show some foxing; offsetting to endpapers; few stains to rear endpapers; clipped head fore edge to fep; brown spotting toward tail edges to pp 147-153; otherwise interior good; illustrated; pp 168.
Boston: Robert Brothers, 1869. First Edition, Early Printing; First Edition, Third State. Octavo, 2 volumes; G; bound in publisher's uniform terracotta cloth, brown-coated endpapers; moderate wear and rubbing, including peeling to heads and tails of spines, large peeling along lower rear hinge of volume 2, some bumping to corners, some gatherings loosening; matching bookplates to front pastedowns, dated 1894, marking these as volumes 1 and 2 of a personal library; name in ink to sfep; interior free of most age-marks; each volume with frontispiece with tissue-guard and 3 plates, as issued. All eight plates have been colored in an early hand; tear to lower fore corner of page 211 of volume 1, with small loss to text Part One: vi, 7-341, , advertisements pages 3, 2, 11, 12, 15-20. Early Printing, with notice for "Little Women, Part Two" on page 341 and no 'Part One' statement to spine. BAL states "there were at least three printings dated 1869 before the notice was added to p. 341; and, four 1869 printings have been noted without the Part One statement on the spine" Part Two: iv, 359, , advertisements pages 15, 12, 11, 3, 2, 18, 19, 20, First Edition, Third State, with page iv having note "Little Women, Part First, is published in a volume uniform with this," 5 entries on page , and "Handy Volume Series / I. / Happy Thoughts...." on page ; Also sold with 'Old-Fashioned Girl' and 'Little Men', Boston: Robert Brothers, 1870/1871, both in Fair condition, with hand-colored plates and marked volumes 3/4 of the personal library.; AS consignment; shelved case 2.
London: Collins. Octavo; G/Fair+; Hardcover with DJ; DJ spine, blue with blue print, illustration; DJ in mylar, small tears at spine ends and flap corners, small portion at front top edge torn away, surface tear to rear, creased hinges, names in ink on front and rear flaps; Boards in blue cloth with silver print, light wear to spine caps and corners, toning to top edge; Text block has blue tinted top edge, name in ink on front flyleaf, tanning to endpapers, hinge tear at top of front endpapers, else clean and tight; 288 pages, frontispiece (color).
New York and Boston: Books, Inc., Publishers, n.d. Octavo; pp 301; G/G; red, black and green pictorial spine with black and white text; dust jacket has modest rubbing to edges; few closed chips to edges; price clipped front flap; mylar wraps; cloth has mild wear to corners; clean exterior; text block has light tone to exterior edges; previous owner's name and some writing to ffep; text pages clean;.
New York: Grosset & Dunlap, Publishers, 1947. Octavo; G+; pp 385; 1/4 bound red/beige spine with red and beige text; no jacket; brown slipcase; paper label to front panel; some rubbing to edges; cloth exterior shows some soiling to exterior; strong boards; text block exterior edges have modest smudges; pictorial endpapers; frontispiece; good binding; illustrated; interior clean.
New York: Harpercollins, 2005. First Edition, First Printing. Quarto, unpaginated; VG/VG; full binding of printed paper; spine black with red and white lettering; dust jacket protected with a mylar covering; mild shelf wear; signed flat at title page by Aldrin and Minor; pages clean; EF consignment; shelved Case 1.
New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons, 2009. First Edition, First Printing. Oblong Quarto, 40 pagers; VG/VG; spine black with blue and white titling; dust jacket protected with a mylar covering, price uncut $17.99'; Inscribed on the title page by Buzz Aldrin; slight offsetting from ink onto verso of ffep; shelved case 5.
Philadelphia: David McKay Company, 1947. Quarto; VG-/G+; red spine with yellow and black text; dust jacket exterior shows slight shelf wear; minor dings to edges; protective plastic wrap to jacket; cloth has very slight wear; good, sturdy binding; text block exterior edges have mild tone; pictorial endpapers; interior very good; illustrated; pp 112.
New York: Hurst & Company. Octavo; G-; Hardcover; Spine, tan with gold and black print; Boards in tan cloth with illustrated pastedown on front, wear to corners and spine caps, toning to spine and edges, mild soiling, top corner of pastedown is chipped, shelfwear, cocked spine; Text block has tinted top edge, tear to rear hinge, spine break at p. 160, light smudges to some page edges, light age-toning to paper; 287 pages.
Philadelphia: The John C. Winston Co., 1873. Octavo; G-; Hardcover; Spine, grey with black print on gold banner; Boards in grey illustrated cloth, wear to corners and spine caps, small stain on front, light smudging/shelfwear, mildly cocked spine; Text block has name in ink on front flyleaf, tanning to endpapers, light foxing to plates and adjacent pages, spine break at p. 352, light age-toning to paper; 355 pages, frontispiece, illustrated (b&w plates).
New York: A.L. Burt Company, Publishers, n.d. 12mo; G+; dark beige, red and black pictorial spine with silver and black text; no jacket; cloth has sole soiling to exterior, mostly due to handling; tight binding; straight boards; lightly rubbed edges; text block exterior edges have age toned somewhat; former owner's name to fep; frontispiece; interior pages good; pp 309.
Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1981. First Edition, First Printing. Folio picture book, unpaginated, VG/no DJ; gloss paper boards, white spine, black and red lettering: mild overall wear to boards, mild bumping to corners, sticker residue over original price to back board ("£4.50 net in UK"); interior clean and fully illustrated by Ambrus, a long-time artist for Oxford University Press; he has also participated in Channel 4's archaeology television series "Time Team" to help visualize how excavated sites may have looked in the past; Ambrus served as a patron of the Association of Archaeological Illustrators and Surveyors until its merger with the Institute for Archaeologists in 2011; shelved Case 14.
Chicago and New York: Rand McNally & Company, 1924. Octavo; pp 95; Fair; red spine with black text; no jacket; cloth shows very noticeable wear to edges and corners; slight rubbing wear to exterior; sturdy boards; text block has slight toning to exterior edges; pictorial endpapers; broken hinge; missing pp 28-48, as is; frontispiece; illustrated;.