New York: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1957. First Edition, First Printing. Octavo, 61 pages; VG-; bound in publishers blue cloth, no lettering on spine; one moderate bump to the middle of the front hinge; mild shelfwear; This edition was not issued with a Dust Jacket.; This educational edition predates the trade edition by 2 months (the trade edition was released March 1 1957 whereas the educational edition was released in January of 1957). In Dr. Seuss's own words, on June 11, 1956, he wrote to Random House: "Don't ever show this letter to anyone, but I've got a hunch . . . (very immodest) . . . Namely, according to Houghton-Mifflin, who will be releasing my First Grade Reader to schools early in Jan. or Feb., we've got a possibility of making a tremendous noise in the noisy discussion of Why Johnny Can't Read. The Random House trade edition won't come out until later, and the big noise may never come off." At the time, Random House did not use multiple binding signatures, hence the single signature binding of the first printing of the trade edition. Houghton Mifflin had already begun printing books with multiple signature bindings, this is why in later printings of the trade edition Random House actually copies the format of the Houghton Mifflin edition. Also note, Dr. Seuss on the front page is printed in red, as was the first trade edition, however it lacks the "for beginner readers" logo printed on the trade edition (a secretly added feature by Bennett Cerf to make the trade edition more appealing and to boost Random House sales).; Houghton Mifflin had possibly intended to release a children's book series called "Read by Yourself Books" in 1957, and there is a label on the rear cover stating so. shelved case 2.
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Chicago: Way and WIliams, 1897. First Edition. Quarto; G; 265 pages; Gray spine with blue titles; First printing-No two blank pages before end paper; Boards show wear and fraying at the corners; Tearing of cloth at the spine edges; Binding sturdy; Some cracking at the gutter, repaired by clear tape; Some spotting throughout text block; Previous owner's gift inscriptions on front free end paper--dated 1898. Shelved case 14, EY Consignment.
Boston: Lee and Shepard, 1869. First Edition Printed In America. Octavo, , 192 pages; G; in publisher's gilt decorated pebbled green cloth; scarcely visible older rebacking with spine preserved, only head and tail noticable; original brown endpapers preserved; all edges of text block gilt; pencil name on ffep; tide-marks along top edge of all pages, does not impact text; The first edition printed in the US, following the extremely scarce 1865 British sheets given to Appleton from the suppressed version; With forty-two illustrations by John Tenniel; MF consignment; shelved case 2.
London: George C. Harrap & Co. Ltd, 1910. First edition. 4to., unpaginated, [144pp.]; VG; bound in original full light brown calf, gilt titles and decoration to spine, gilt pictorial decoration to front board; pictorial endpapers; top edge gilt; of a limited edition of 525 numbered copies, signed by the artist, this is copy 249; illuminated t.p. and half-title; ornamental borders and initials throughout; plates printed on both sides; illustrated lining-papers; tipped-in color plates, all plates present and in beautiful condition; colophon states: The letterpress and line illustrations printed by Vincent Brooks, Day and son, ltd., and the four-colour plates by Bemrose Dalziel, ltd. at London in the Year of Our Lord MCMX; interior clean; some scratching and damage to leather boards, spine rebacked; board edges show wear; DC consignment; shelved case 14.
New York: Random House, 1949. First Edition. 4to., unpaginated; G/none; spine white with black lettering; eight thin horizontal strips of tape holding wraps around the spine, two long vertical strips along both hinges on the lower half; rubbing and wear to all edges of boards; moderate wear to head and tail of spine; interior clean, with very light age-toning; SIGNED by Dr. Seuss opposing title page, with a drawing labeled 'Extra Special Oobleck'; TS consignment; shelved case 2.
London: Methuen & Co. Ltd, 1924. First Edition, First State. Octavo, 99 pages; VG/Fair; bound in publisher's blue cloth boards with gilt lettering to spine and gilt characters to covers; Dust jacket protected with a mylar covering, numerous tears along hinges, mild chipping to head and tail of spine, three pieces of non-archival tape to inside of dust jacket; mild cocking to boards; boards bright, with minimal fading or rubbing; top edge of text block gilt; First state book with no "ix" on the contents page; Early dust jacket, with '7/6 net' on spine, but with James Douglas review on front flap; LD consignment; shelved case 2.
London; New York: John Lane; Charles Scribner's Sons, 1896. Large Paper Edition, 1/250. Octavo, xiv, 136, ; VG-: bound in brown calf by LAF, with their mark, tricolored onlay design on both boards, paneled spine with gilt tooling and titling; beautiful flower endpapers, gilt stamped turn-ins; some rubbing and wear to binding, primarily to hinges and corners, slight chipping to head and tail of spine, small dent to lower rear board; top edge of text block gilt, fore edge uncut, lower edge cut; Large Paper Edition, of which 150 copies have been printed for England and 100 for America.; OF consignment; shelved case 3.
New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1931. Limited Edition. 4to., 322pp.;VG vellum spine with publisher's blue and gold patterned boards, in original glassine and blue box with paper label; box shoes some wear and aging, but very sturdy; a number of pages are uncut along the fore edge; top edge of text block gilt; ex libris on ffep; frontispiece; of a limited edition of 512 copies signed by N.C. Wyeth, this is 379; with 15 tipped-in full color plates, including the frontispiece; DC consignment; shelved case 14.
New York: Arthur A. Levine Books, 1999. First American Edition, First Printing. Octavo, 435 pages; VG/VG; in quarter purple cloth and turquoise boards; multicolored illustrated dj with green text on spine, uncut '$19.95'; SIGNED flat by Rowling on title-page; Stated first American edition, full number string for a First Printing; shelved case 2.
Paris: The Black Sun Press, 1930. Limited Edition. #72/370. Oblong Quarto, 114 pages; VG/G; in printed tan wrappers, red and black lettering to spine; with original glassine, parts torn or tattered; interior clean, with minimal foxing; Illustrated with six original color lithographs by Marie Laurencin; Copy #72 of 370 of the European edition, and of that, one of 300 printed on Rives paper; SH consignment; shelved case 0.
New York: E.P. Dutton & Co., 1925. First Edition, First Printing. Octavo, 252 pages; VG; bound in publisher's olive cloth, black lettering to spine; spine cocked; small black smudge to spine; slight foxing to endpapers; presumed first printing, with no further printings listed on copyright page, no date on title page, olive binding, no mention of the Newbery; page 252 uncut; incredibly scarce; shelved case 14.
New York: Brentano, 1902. First Edition. 8vo., 114pp.; VG; bound in original pictorial board with pictorial on spine with green lettering; boards protected with a plastic covering; blind stamp on sfep; signs of repair to binding on endpages; interior has minor smudges, but free from age marks, with the exception of frep; pictures are in excellent condition; frontispiece; DC consignment; shelved case 14.
New York: Thomas Y. Crowell, 1967. First Edition, First Printing. Small Quarto, unpaginated; VG/VG-; spine blue and yellow with yellow and black lettering; dust jacket protected with a mylar covering, price cut; small stain to middle of front cove; INSCRIBED on title page by Westlake; One of Westlake's scarcest title, distributed almost exclusively to libraries with the library binding sticker to spine; shelved case 6.
New York: Grosset & Dunlap, 1928. First Edition, First Printing, Early State. Octavo, 212 pages, 8 pages ads; VG/VG; spine beige with blue lettering; dust jacket protected with a mylar covering; small closed tear to lower edge of rear cover, Some interior repair to jacket tears along lower edge and spine, mild shelfwear to corners, head and tail of spine; First Edition, with blank endpapers, red cloth cover, white spine, Rogers art on dust jacket, 7 titles on front flap; presumed early issue from 1929, due to the 7 titles on the front flap listing through 'The Secret of the Caves and the 8 titles on the ad in the rear listing through 'The Mystery of Cabin Island'; in excellent condition; LP consignment; shelved case 14.
London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1909. First Edition. 4to., unpaginated; VG; bound in white vellum with gilt lettering and gilt, green, and red vignettes on front board and spine; 30 tipped-in color plates in a green decorative border with printed tissue-guards, including frontispiece; ties missing; top edge gilt, others uncut; this edition is limited to five hundred copies, signed by the artist and numbered, of which this is number 45?; foxing throughout, does not impact color plates; bookplate belonging to Jacobi R. W. Robinson on inside front board; boards curving, as is typical of vellum; DC consignment; shelved case 14.
London: Hodder & Toughton, 1909. Limited Edition. large 4to., unpaginated; VG; spine tan with gilt lettering; bound in publishers white buckam with a pictorial stamped in gilt on front cover; spine has some wear and aging, cracking to head and tail; publishers gilt emblem on back cover, printed on inside boards and endpapers; top edge of textblock gilt, others uncut; no slipcase; 25 tipped in plates in excellent condition; of the 750 copies signed by Edward J. Detmold, this is no. 8; DC consignment; shelved case 14.
New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1949. First Edition. Octavo, 211 pages, VG/VG; First Edition, First Issue DJ, pink spine, white lettering; fading to spine, white lettering toned off-white, lettering legible; chipping to head, tail, and edges of covers; material loss to top margin of back cover; closed tear to bottom margin of back cover; partially erased notation in pencil to front cover; price uncut "$2.50" to front flap; First Edition, First Printing, black boards, red lettering; light age-toning to margins of interior, text and illustrations unaffected; mild age-toning to text-block; copyright page has Scribner's "A" and seal; RED PLANET the first of Heinlein's books to feature the Martian elder race; LP consignment; shelved case 8.
New York: George H. Doran Company, 1924. First American Edition. 4vo., 280pp.; VG; bound in publishers black cloth with image pasted on front board, silver lettering on spine; 12 tipepd-in color plates, including frontispiece; minor bumping to head and tail of spine, corners; illustrated endpaper; housed in a G box; of bottom half: bottom right corner torn, tear on lower edge, some peeling; of top half: same image pasted on as on front board, bottom flap missing, upper right corner torn, peeling; shelved case 14.
New York: McLoughlin Bros. . First Edition. Octavo, 48 pages; VG-; Bound in original publisher's binding: red cloth with Eastlake-style pattern in black and gilt, and a full-color pictorial onlay of a duck in a top hat and coat; pink endpapers; rebacked in 3/4 red leather, original large spine label preserved; 16 pages with some level of repair; with 48 2/3 page color illustations; Most illustrations signed: Cogger, sc.; three signed: John Karst; the illustration of Dr. Drake on the upper board signed: Wevil.; Advertised in McLoughlin's catalogue for 1876-77; half-title's present for each part; Leaves printed on one side only; printed sides facing each other; gift inscriptions and cards to front pastedown, free blank; mild foxing and fingerprint smudges; colors extremely bright; extremely scarce; shelved case 14.
London: Gay and Bird, 1906. First Edition. Octavo, 120 pages; VG; in tan cloth boards, black lettering on spine, black, red, and yellow illustration on front board; gift inscription on ffep; spine slightly cocked, boards slightly bowed; Oliver Herford was a writer, artist, and illustrator whose cartoons and humorous verse appeared in journals such as Life, Woman's Home Companion, Century Magazine, Harper's Weekly, The Masses and Punch; an incredibly scarce book; shelved case 0.
London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1907. Second Edition. Quarto, 125 pages; VG; rebound in half red calf, boards are the original cloth from publisher's binding; spine paneled with gilt lettering and tooling; mild wear and rubbing to boards; mild rubbing to corners; with 50 color illustrations; mild foxing, does not impact plates; plates bound in rear, as usual; shelved case 14.
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1964. First Edition, First Issue. Octavo, 161 pages; VG/G; spine white and green with red lettering; dust jacket protected with a mylar covering, price cut; mild chipping to edges of dust jacket; head of spine, upper rear corner, front lower corner have closed tears; spine slightly cocked; interior clean; First Issue, with 6 lines on colophon and no ISBN; LP consignment; shelved case 2.
New York: Doubleday, Page & Co., 1909. First Edition. Small quarto; G+/no-DJ; brown leather-bound spine with gilt text and black illustrations; cover has rubbing, chipping around edges, back board has small rip at hinge, binding has been reinforced inside, comes in protective plastic cover; textblock has edgewear, minor white spotting on fore edge, binding reinforced in front and back, tape residue at hinge of half title page, stamp on title page, smudging on endpapers and pastedowns, a few stains throughout, text and 40 color plates are all clean; pp 325; FLP Collection.
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1961. First Edition, First Printing, First Issue. Large Octavo, 118 pages; G+/none; bound in publisher's red cloth, faded gilt lettering to spine; mild rubbing to boards, small stain to front board; mild fraying to corners; interior clean; First Issue, with correct five-line colophon on last page, bound by Wolff and paper supplied by Glatfelter; shelved case 2.
New York: George H Doran Company, nd. 4to., 310pp.; VG; bound in publishers red cloth with faded gilt lettering on the spine, pictorial pasted on front board; corners bumped, head and tail of spine bumped; 22 illustrations, of which 12 are in color and tipped in, including the frontispiece; bookplate on ffep; interior clean; copyright page states 'B'; DC consignment; shelved case 14.
London: Macmillan and Co., 1909. First Illustrated Edition. Small quarto; Fair+/no-DJ; tanned spine with gilt text; cover has age toning, rubbing, bumping and fraying at spine head and tail and in corners, spine shaken; textblock has edgewear, spotting, webbing showing at front pastedown, faint yellow writing on front endpaper, crayon marks on page 9, plate at page 31 is detached but present, other plates and some glassine protectors are starting to separate but are still attached, all text and plates are clean; pp 274; first illustrated edition; FLP Collection.
London: Nisbet & Co. Ltd., 1920. First Edition. 4to., 150pp.; VG; publishers quarter white cloth over gray paper boards, front cover stamped in silver with a design of stylized waves and sea shells,white paper label with gray lettering, spine gilt lettering; gray endpapers, pictorial of coral; top edge gilt, others uncut; 10 color tipped-in plates with printed tissue guards, includes frontispiece, in excellent condition; bumping to head and tail of spine, corners; mild foxing throughout, plates clean; "Of this edition 675 copies have been printed for sale in the British Empire, of which this is no. 88."; DC consignment; shelved case 14.
New York: Atheneum, 1971. First Edition, First Printing, First State. Tall Octavo, 163 pages; VG/VG; spine blue with white lettering; dust jacket protected with a mylar covering, price uncut '$5.50'; slight wear; first issue points include lack of silver sticker on dust jacket, 'Atheneum 1971 New York' on title page; Publisher's date cancel affixed to copyright information; interior clean; LP consignment; shelved case 8.
London: Macmillan & Co., 1870. Early Edition, Twenty-Third Thousand. Octavo, 192 pages; G+; bound in publisher's reddish/brown cloth, rebacked with large majority of old spine laid down, mild rubbing to boards; remnants of blue tape to spine, gilt lettering; with Alice and pig on front cover and the Cheshire Cat on rear; text block gilt; fingerstained text; page 188 aand 192 with blue staining; pencil to verso of frontispiece; With forty-two illustrations by John Tenniel; shelved case 2.
The Fantod Press, 1970. Limited First Edition. staplebound 12mos., unpaginated; VOL. 1 [THE CHINESE OBELISKS: FOURTH ALPHABET, VG; black covers with tan lettering and illustration; shelfwear to spine (e.g., mild rubbing to head of spine, slight material loss to tail of spine, light scratch to top of fore-edge); interior clean and bright]; VOL. 2 [THE OSBICK BIRD, VG+; yellow covers with black cursive lettering and illustration to front cover; very mild shelfwear to tail of spine; light scratch to top of fore-edge; interior clean and bright]; VOL. 3 [DONALD HAS A DIFFICULTY, VG; co-authored by Neumeyer; shelfwear to spine (e.g., mild rubbing to head and tail of spine); interior clean and bright]; a limiting printing of 500 copies; housed in a hot pink envelope with The Fantod Press colophon to top left-hand corner to front of envelope, moderate wear/tearing to envelope; LP consignment; shelved Case 0, Dupont.
London: Methuen & Co. Ltd, 1926. First Edition, First Printing. Octavo, xi, 158 pages; G/none; bound in publisher's green cloth, gilt lettering to spine and E. H. Shepard’s illustrations of Pooh and Christopher Robin stamped in gilt to the front board; spine slightly cocked; mild rubbing and wear to corners, spine; map of the “100 Aker Wood” to endpapers; stamp for Tremough Convent School, Penryn on half-title; some fingerprint smudges throughout; tape repair to page 19; LD consignment; shelved case 2.
London: Hodder and Stoughton, early 1900s. Large quarto in burgundy leatherette with gilt and gold letters; VG; minimal soiling; open gutter at the end but strong binding; previous owner's penciled inscription inside front cover; end pages discolored or foxed; all illustrations tipped-in and clean; paper clean; text in fairly large print; contains Sleeping Beauty, Cinderella, Blue Beard and Beauty and the Beast; pp. 128; shelved in case # 13; DC consignment; please contact us for shipping costs.
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1961. First Edition, First Printing, Second Issue, Second State Dust Jacket. Large Octavo, 118 pages;VG/VG; bound in publisher's red cloth, gilt lettering to spine; dust jacket with a red spine, yellow and black lettering, protected with a mylar covering, price uncut '$3.95', very mild rubbing and wear; interior clean; Second Issue, with four-line colophon on last page; Second State Dust Jacket, with ISBN on rear panel; shelved case 2.
New York: The Fantod Press, 1972. Limited First Edition. staplebound 12mos., unpaginated, VG; ALL VOLUMES: light scratching to top- and bottom-edges of text-blocks; interiors clean and bright; limited first editions of 526 copies stated to copyright pages; VOL. 1 [THE DISRESPECTFUL SUMMONS, pub. 1971; tan covers with black lettering and illustration]; VOL. 2 [THE ABANDONED SOCK, pub. 1972; light gray covers with black lettering and illustration]; VOL. 3 [THE LOST LIONS, pub. 1973; yellow covers with black lettering and illustration]; LP consignment; housed in a white envelope, with The Fantod Press colophon to top left-hand corner to front of envelope; shelved Case 0, Dupont.
London: James Robins and C. Baldwyn, 1904 . Limited, facsimile edition of 1823-1826 original [#55/250]. small octavos in very dark brown leather covers with brown moire; 6 bands embossed spine with gold letters; VG+; boards with minimal soiling; binding strong; moire flaps; deckled, clean edges; paper and text clean; volume 1 ffep slightly foxed; vignette illustrations in brown on thick paper; pp. 240 and 256; Mr. Grimm wanted to establish a connection between the tales from England and the Teutonic, Scandinavian stories; in very good condition; shelved in Case 7.
New York: Dodge Publishing Co., 1922. First Edition. 4to., 159pp.; VG; bound in publishers blue cloth, white lettering on spine and front board, gilt image on both; protected in plastic; top edge of text block gilt; bumping to head and tail of spine, corners of boards; ex-library stamp on ffep, frep; "Printed in Great Britain" on the title page below the imprint; DC consignment; shelved case 14.
New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1925. First Edition. Folio, 46pp.; VG; plain black cloth spine, front board has pasted pictorial; mild wear to head and tail of spine; bumping to corners, culacino on front cover; frontispiece; pictorial endpapers; name written on illustrated page following half-title page; WK consignment; shelved case 14.
New York: Frederick Warne, ca. 1908. First edition. Large, thin quarto in brown and beige hardcovers with beige cloth spine; VG; moderate soiling and shelf wear on boards; spine discolored; fully illustrated front and end pages; tiny ink stain on edge of one drawing, otherwise a good copy of the children's alphabet illustrated by Dulac; shelved in Case # 14; DC consignment.
New York: Dodd, Mead & Company, Inc., 1927. First edition. Octavo, 56pp. Hardcover without jacket. Bumping and shelf-wear. Chipping, soiling and rubbing to illustrated boards. Corners are heavily bumped. Abrasions and scratches to rear board. Creasing and light foxing throughout text. Colored illustrations are bright and clean, with only occasional spots of foxing and soiling to margins of page, not affecting the image. Spine cracked at page fifty five. Binding still sturdy. Good copy only. LS CONSIGNMENT. Shelve: Case 14. Spine is dark blue cloth and textless.
London: Hodder and Stoughton, c. 1913. Presumed First Trade Edition. Large quarto in brown and green cloth hardcovers with gold gilt on spine; VG; moderate soiling on boards; strong binding; ex-libris plate inside front board; fully illustrated end pages; 26 illustrations tipped in on brown parchment paper covered with pictorial rice paper; text in large print in pale green; pp. 163; Presumed First Trade Edition: 24 tipped-in plates illustrated by Nielsen to interior, whereas the 1913 limited first and deluxe editions contain 26 plates; shelved in Case # 14; DC consignment; please contact us for shipping costs.
New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1927. Second Edition, First Printing. 8vos.; VG-; 276 pp. [Vol. 1], 309 pp. [Vol. 2], 263 pp. [Vol. 3], 510 pp. [Vol. 4-5, continuous pagination], 504 pp. [Vols. 6-7, continuous pagination], 353 pp. [Vol. 8], 257 pp. [Vol. 9], 288 pp. [Vol. 10], 286 pp. [Vol. 11], 220 pp. [Vol. 12]; green spine, faded to brown, with gilt lettering and illustration; green cloth-covered boards with gilt lettering and gilt border to front board; slight fading to boards; gilt top of text blocks; some shelfwear, mild cocking to spines; bookplates affixed to middle of front paste-down of each volume, stating "Presented to L. A. Beadle... by his associates in the Velvet Department of Cheney Brothers, South Manchester, Conn. Jan. 1928); frontispiece in each volume protected by tissue guard; scratching to gilt top of text block, Vols. 2 and 11; scratching to bottom of text block, Vols. 2, 8-9; interiors clean; shelved Children.
New York: Coward McCann, 1941. First Edition. oblong 8vo., unpaginated; G+/G; spine red with black lettering; dust jacket protected with a mylar covering, price uncut; moderate wear to jacket, including chips to the head and tail of spine, large chip from upper fore corner of front cover, small chip from upper edge of rear cover, two long rips between 1 and 2 inches, mild staining to rear, wear to flap hinges; spine has two pieces missing, a chunk of the letters 'OTH', with a tear extending an inch onto the rear board, small piece missing on the 'W'; some wear to board edges; INSCRIBED by Gág opposing title page, dated November, 1941; this book won the Caldecott Honor in 1942; shelved case 14.
New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1953. First Edition, First Printing. 8vo., 305 pp., VG/VG; DJ green with yellow text to spine and white text to front cover; mild shelfwear to DJ (e.g., rubbing to edges/corners, age-toning to edges/margins of flaps); price uncut "$2.50" to top right-hand corner of front flap; DJ protected by mylar; olive green boards, dark green text to spine, dark green illustration to front board; age-toning and mild scratching to text-block; very mild age-toning to interior, text legible; published 1953, "A" stated to copyright page indicative of a First Edition; LP consignment; shelved Case 8, Dupont.
Philadelphia: J.B. Lippincott Company, 1933. First Edition, First Issue. Octavo, 427 pages; VG/VG-; spine tan with black lettering; dust jacket protected with a mylar covering, price uncut '$2.00'; some chipping to corners, head and tail of spine; age-toning to pages; illustrated endpapers; first edition, first state, with transposed lines on page 337 and correct $2.00 price on front DJ flap; LP consignment; shelved case 6.
New York: Brentano's. Early Edition. 4to., 319pp.; VG-; rebound in bright orange cloth, black lettering on spine; part of original front board preserved and attached to front board, includes the entirety of the title, center illustration, and artist's name; interior has some age-toning and foxing; mild rubbing, staining to rear cover; LP consignment; shelved case 12, Dupont.
New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1955. First Edition. thin 4to., unpaginated; VG/VG-; spine blue with white lettering; dust jacket protected with a mylar covering, chipping to corners, head and tail of spine, cracking to spine edges, inch long rip on lower rear; price cut; original color art by Politi, including his signature on ffep; AS consignment; shelved case 14.
New York: Gotham Book Mart & Gallery, Inc., 1972. Limited First Edition [#73/550]. 8vo. cards, VG/VG; olive green matte wrapper with black lettering to front cover; mild shelfwear to wrapper (e.g., creasing to hinge, bumping to corners); pub. 1972 by Gotham Book Mart, stated to front cover and copyright page (verso of front cover) of wrapper; a set of sixteen (16) black and white illustrated cards by Gorey; cards clean and bright; housed in light green (faded) enveloped with black and white illustration and title to front of envelope, shelfwear to envelope; No. 73 out of 550 first edition copies stated to limitation page (recto of back cover of wrapper); LP consignment; shelved Case 0, Dupont.