Toronto: McClelland & Stewart, 1929. First Canadian Edition. 8vo., 318pp.; VG/VG-; spine tan with black lettering; dust jacket protected with a mylar covering; bound in red cloth with black lettering; dust jacket is sun-faded on spine, the orange has turned into tan, still bright on covers; some chipping to head and tail of spine, edges, corners; interior clean; spine slightly cocked; small smudging to top edge of text block; originally published in the US as 'Fish Preferred'; incredibly scarce; LP consignment; shelved case 2, Dupont.
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: R. A. Ackermann, 1828. Fourth Edition. 12mos., 3 volumes; VG; bound in uniform 3/4 red leather, marbled boards, gilt tooling and lettering to spine; marbled text block; housed in a VG custom chemise and slipcase; mild rubbing and wear; Includes 81 color illustrations; RL consignment; shelved case 13.
London: R. Ackermann, 1813. Second Edition. Octavo, 215 pages; VG-; brown leather spine with gilt text and decorations to spine; gilt borders to front and rear; leather boards show slight rubbing and scratches to exterior; front board newly reattached with signs of repair; full title: Poetical Sketches of Scarborough: illustrated by Twenty-One Engravings of Humorous Subjects, Coloured from Original Designs Made Upon the Spot by J. Green, and Etched by T. Rowlandson; text block has slight age toning to exterior edges fore and tail edges; top edge gilt; marbled endpapers; gilt scroll to turned in pastedown edges; tissue guard to frontispiece has small chip to head edge; some cracking to gutters; interior clean; with twenty-one hand-colored aquatint plates by Thomas Rowlandson after James Green; RL Consignment; Shelved case 13.
London: Sherwood, Jones and Co, 1823. First Edition. Octavo, 97 pages; VG; bound in full polished calf by Root & Son, paneled spine with gilt tooling, three brown labels with gilt lettering; marbled endpapers; all edges of text block gilt; bookplate to front pastedown; half-title; lacking ads in rear; Frontispiece and illustrated with 20 hand-colored engravings by Robert Cruikshank; RD consignment; shelved case 13.
Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Press, 1991. First Edition, First Printing. large 8vos., VG/no DJs; HCs: dark gray cloth boards; gold lettering to red title block, gold decorative motif to spine and front board; bumping to head and tail of spine, particularly to tail of spine of Vol. 1; very mild shelfwear to boards; interiors clean; VOL. 1 [REMEDIES FOR PROSPERITY: TRANSLATION, 324 pp.]; VOL. 2 [REMEDIES FOR PROSPERITY: COMMENTARY, 425 pp.]; VOL. 3 [REMEDIES FOR ADVERSITY: TRANSLATION, 338 pp.]; VOL. 4 [REMEDIES FOR ADVERSITY: COMMENTARY, 532 pp.; very slight creasing/tearing to top corners of pp. 69-76; small black smudge to bottom corner of text-block]; VOL. 5 [REFERENCES, 563 pp.; very slight creasing/tearing to top corner of pp. 31-32; small black smudge to bottom corner of text-block]; an attractive set in very nice condition; shelved above Greek and Latin.
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.
Norwalk, CT: Easton Press, 1997. Limited Edition, #105/1100. Octavo, 258 pages; VG; bound in fine dark blue genuine leather with bright gilt spine title and gilt seal on covers; gilt text blocks; silk endpapers; silk ribbons; SIGNED on limitation page by George Carlin; certificate of authenticity loose within; shelved case 7.
London: Bradbury, Agnew & Co., n.d. [c. 1860s]. Oblong 4tos.; 93 pp. [Vol. 1], 95 pp. [Vol. 2], 93 pp. [Vol. 3], 95 pp. [Vol. 4], 94 pp. [Vol. 5]; G+; three-quarter bound maroon leather spine, edges of boards, and corners with red cloth-covered boards and marbled endpapers; 5 panels to spines; fading to gilt text-blocks; cocking to spines and boards; rubbing and fraying to spines and corners; bumping, chipping, and fraying to head and tails of spine, particularly Vol. 1; rubbing, soiling, and age-toning to boards, particularly Vol. 2; age-toning throughout interiors and to endpapers, text legible; slight tearing/missing corners to blank pages between endpapers and half-title page, all volumes; ex-library stamp to half-title page, all volumes; front boards re-hinged with pasted strip of red flint paper; front boards loose to Vols. 1 and 5 despite repairs; black stain towards mid-bottom half of front board, Vol. 3; shelved Aisle C above Native American Studies.
New York: George D. Sproul, 1903. Limited Edition [#437/1000]. 8vos., VG-; three-quarter bound; spine brown (age-toned) with gilt lettering and decorative motif, five panels; green leather sides and corners to front and back boards (age-toned to brown at edges), with light green cloth-covered boards; green/purple/white marbled endpapers; slight cocking to spines; age-toning to margins of ffep and bfep; mild rubbing/scuffing to boards, particularly to hinges of spine; bumping/fraying to corners; gilt top; age-toning to text-block, particularly to beveled fore-edges; embossed frontispieces and plates protected by tissue guards; boards shaken, bindings intact; interiors clean and bright; ex-libris bookplate to front paste-downs; frontispieces protected by tissue guards; VOL. 1 [JOSEPH ANDREWS I: cracked hinge to front board]; VOL. 2 [JOSEPH ANDREWS II: fraying to head of spine, rubbing to tail of spine]; VOL. 3 [TOM JONES I: fraying to head of spine; small tear to bottom corner of ffep; back board cracked]; VOL. 4 [TOM JONES II: chipping to head of spine]; VOL. 5 [TOM JONES III: fraying to head of spine; thread from sewn binding frayed at tail of spine; cracked hinge to front and back boards; VOL. 6 [TOM JONES IV: cracked hinge to front board]; VOL. 7 [AMELIA I: cracked hinge to front board]; VOL. 8 [AMELIA II: cracked hinge to front board]; VOL. 9 [AMELIA III: fraying to head of spine; cracked hinge to front board]; VOL. 10 [MR. JONATHAN WILD: cracked hinge to front board]; VOL. 11 [MISCELLANEOUS WRITINGS I: cracked hinges to front and back boards]; VOL. 12 [MISCELLANEOUS WRITINGS II: mild chipping to head of spine; thread from sewn binding frayed at tail of spine; cracked hinge to front board; stated Limited Edition, No. 437 out of 1,000 sets stated on limitation pages; shelved above Cooking.
New York: Harcourt, Brace & World, 1970 . First USA Edition. 8vo., 253 pp., VG-/VG-; DJ, pink spine and front cover with green lettering; rubbing/closed tears to edges of DJ, particularly head of spine, mild wear to covers; price uncut "$5.95" to top right-hand corner of front flap, Harcourt logo to bottom of front flap, DJ protected by mylar; quarter-bound, spine white cloth with black and green lettering, green paper boards; very mild foxing towards head of spine, bumping/chipping to head and tail of spine; mild rubbing to edges, dent to middle of top-edge of front board; boards somewhat shaken, no shelf lean, binding sturdy, slight cocking to boards; staining/foxing to text-block; "First American edition 1970" stated to copyright page; INSCRIBED by Amis to title page; LP consignment; shelved Case 8, Dupont.
New York: Gotham Book Mart, 1973. First Edition, First Printing. Oblong 12mo.; VG/no-DJ paperback; black and lavender staple-bound booklet; cover is clean; textblock has spotting along head edge, sticker residue on title page, otherwise clean; unpaginated; Limited Edition - one of 1100 copies; Case 0.
Dogear Wryde, 1978. First Edition. 16mo. postcards, VG; a set of sixteen (16) black and white illustrated postcards by Dogear Wryde, one of several pseudonyms used by Edward Gorey; cards clean and bright; housed in white (age-toned) enveloped with black and white illustration and title to front of envelope, shelfwear to envelope; LP consignment; shelved Case 0.
New York: Dick & Fitzgerald, 1858. First Edition. 8vo., 368pp., 4pp. ads; VG-; bound in brown/red cloth with gilt on front boar and spine; some rubbing and bumping; interior age-toned; binding slightly loose; previous owners information on ffep; This anthology of humor stories includes, unauthorized and uncredited, "Lewis Carroll’s” first book appearance (pp. 188-194). Carroll’s story, entitled “Novelty and Romancement: A Broken Spell,” had previously appeared, signed “Lewis Carroll,” in the British monthly magazine The Train in March of 1856.; shelved case 6.
Frankfurt, Germany: Zweitausendeins, 1984. First Edition, First Printing. 4to., 382 pp., VG; three-quarter-bound, faux-leather green cloth spine, black cloth boards, gold lettering: spine cocked, boards somewhat shaken, binding sturdy; very mild wear to boards and light pink text-block; interior clean, with reproduced illustrations by Crumb; copyright information in German and English; includes pamphlet with German translations of Crumb's comics from 1978-1983 (mild age-toning/yellow staining to pamphlet, text legible); silk ribbon; housed in gray cardboard slipcase; shelved above General Military.
Garden City: Doubleday & Company, 1963. First edition. Octavo; G+/G+; Hardcover with DJ; Spine, white with black and orange print; DJ has mild edgewear, age-toning; Boards in red cloth and black cloth with silver and red print, mildly cocked spine, smudge to bottom edge, else clean and tight; Signed in ink by the author on the front flyleaf; 272 pages, illustrated (b&w). BL consignment.
New York: Bernard Geis Associates, 1964. First Edition, First Printing. Octavo; VG/G-; white spine with yellow illustration and faded black and red text; jacket has protective mylar cover, age toning, rubbing, scuffing, significant tearing on front and at tail edge that has been fixed with tape, sticker residue on back flap; boards are strong, water staining spine tail, rubbing along tail edges; textblock has spotting along fore edge, otherwise clean; pp 213. Case 12.
Norwalk, CT: Easton Press, 2006. Limited First Edition, #942/1075. 8vo., 236pp; VG; bound in fine blue genuine leather with bright gilt spine title and gilt decorative motif on cover, gilt text block; silk ribbon; of a limited edition of 1075, this is number 942, SIGNED by Bob Newhart; in excellent condition; shelved easton press.
Paris: Chez Vincent, 1772. second edition. 12mo; G-/no-DJ; Brown spine with gilt text; 2 volumes; Half-bound leather spine with boards which have rubbed, sunned and scratched exterior with bumped and fraying edges, spine edges have tears and peeling and cracking of outer spine most notably on vol. 2 at head edge, however panels are still intact; Text blocks show darkening due to age with slight shadow toning on end papers and pastedowns, and stiff pages which are still fully bound and intact; pp 762. French text.
New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company, 1953. First Edition, First Printing. Small quarto; VG/G; white spine with black text; jacket has age toning, rubbing, significant edgewear, with chipping, small closed tears and open tears at spine head and back head edge; boards are strong, minor sunning and edgewear, spine slightly cocked; textblock has age toning, staining on tail edge and a few pages throughout, otherwise clean; pp 159; has inscription from author written in pencil on front endpaper.
Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott Company, 1963. First Edition. Oblong 12mo.; VG/VG; yellow spine with black text; jacket has protective mylar cover, spotting, red mark on front, price clipped on front flap; boards are strong, faint spotting, rubbing around edges; textblock has spotting along head edge, otherwise clean; unpaginated. Case 0.
New York, NY: Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers Inc., 2004. First Edition. Hardcover Large Quarto; VG/VG; Editor's signature on second title page; DJ shows minimal shelf ware, sunning on spine, otherwise fine; Text block shows light stain on fore edge of text block, otherwise clean, text and illustration legible and clear; pp 655.
New York: George Ward Nichols, 1862. oblong octavo in cloth. VG-. Heavy shelf and edge wear to boards. Rubbing and fraying to cloth on corners of boards and ends of spine. Textured design embossed onto boards. book contains 24 black and white illustrations. Spine has been re-glued. Foxing throughout. Former pencil and pen writing on front endpage. Shelved in Classics section; Spine is green with no text.
Norwalk, CT: Easton Press, 1996. Signed Limited First Edition, #1004/1350. 8vo., 278pp; VG; bound in fine burgundy genuine leather with bright gilt spine title and gilt decorative motif on cover, gilt text block; silk ribbon; of a limited edition of 1350 signed by Jay Leno, this is number 1004; in excellent condition; shelved easton press.
Studio City, CA: Occidental Publishing Company, 1975. (first ?). 4to in boards. VG+. Inscribed (by author?) on verso of half-title page. Color and black and white illustrations. Pages clean and tight. Boards have rubbing, foxing near spine. Spine is white with red, yellow, and black outlined text. Shelve in locked art case.
Los Angeles: General Publishing Group, 1996. Octavo; VG; Paperback; Spine, blue with white and orange print; Cover is illustrated, white and orange print, clean and bright; Text block clean and tight; Signed in ink by the author on inside of front cover; 182 pages, illustrated (b&w). BL consignment.
New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1990. Octavo; VG/VG; Hardcover with DJ; Spine, yellow with red and blue print; DJ has slight edgewear but is clean and bright, vendor label on rear; Boards in grey paper and black cloth with gold print, clean and strong; Text block clean and tight; Signed in ink by author Hope on the half-title page; 315 pages, illustrated (b&w plates). BL consignment.
New York: McGrw-Hill Book Company, 1978. First Edition. Large thin Octavo; pp 90; G/Fair; ivory spine with black and red text; dust jacket has soiled exterior; mylar wraps; cloth has slight sunning to boards; strong boards; text block shows light toning to exterior edges; interior clean; inscribed by authors and illustrator.
New York: Ivan Obolensky, 1961. First Edition. softcover 16mo., unpaginated, VG-; black/red/white pictorial front cover, small white lettering to spine; mild wear to covers: rubbing to covers, edges, and hinges (text to spine somewhat affected yet clear and legible); original price "$1.50" to bottom right corner of front cover; age-toning to text-block, minor stain towards middle of fore-edge; covers protected by plastic covering; interior clean; limitation page to interior a "spoof," with all copies stating No. 83 of 212 copies (in Toledano's Goreyography, p. A7a); shelved Case 0.
Garden City: Doubleday & Company, 1983. First Edition. Octavo; VG/VG; cream spine with black and red text; jacket has protective mylar cover, age toning, minor rubbing; boards are strong; textblock has spotting around edges, otherwise clean; pp 239; has gift inscription from author on second endpaper.
Garden City: Doubleday, Doran & Co., 1936. First Edition, First Printing. Octavo; VG/G+; black spine with white text; jacket has protective mylar cover, age toning, rubbing, edgewear, small open tears at back head edge, front tail edge and on spine; boards are strong; textblock has age toning, otherwise clean; pp 70.
New York: Harper & Row, 1964. First Edition. Octavo; VG/VG; red spine with black text; jacket has protective mylar cover, rubbing, age toning, one-inch closed tear at front head edge; boards are strong and clean; textblock has age toning, slight edgewear, otherwise clean; pp 329; signed by author on front endpaper.
New York: Congdon & Weed, Inc., 1984. First Edition. Small quarto; unpaginated; G/G-; ivory spine with dark green text; dust jacket has slight toning toward edges; minor chipping to edges; slight foxing to flap edges; cloth has clean exterior; minor rubbing to corners; slightly splayed boards; text block has light wear to exterior edges; illustrated endpapers; interior clean; frontispiece; profusely illustrated.
New York: Harper & Brothers, 1944. First Edition. Octavo; pp 311; G/Fair; black spine with beige text; dust jacket has several chips to edges; some soiling to exterior, mostly browning to rear; slight sunning to exterior; cloth has light sunning to exterior; minor rubbing to corners; text block shows browning and foxing to exterior edges; deckled fore edge; light toning to interior.
San Francisco, California: Straight Arrow Books, 1974. 1st. Octavo VG+. Very light shelfwear to corners. Previous owner's name written on title page, light foxing to top exterior of text block. Spine is slightly sun faded. Multicolor illustrated wraps with black, yellow, and white text. Uncreased multicolor spine with black text. 1974 first edition with uncreases spine. Previous owner's name written on title page, but otherwise clean and unmarked. 320pp.ISBN 0879320753. Shelved in case #11.
Hartford: American Publishing Co., nd. 4to in green cloth. G-. embossed designs on back cover, with embossed black and gold designs on spine and front cover. aging of text block an end papers. webbing visible at front and back inside covers. small owners stamp on front attached end paper. cover worn, staining and edge wear. bumping at spine ends. spine is green with gold and black text and designs. in cases. 480pp.
NY: Harper & Brothers, 1859. Presumed 1st. 8vo G-/- NDJs Brown leather covers with bright gold titles on a black titleblock on spines. Edges chipped and scuffed. Some faint age-toning to covers. Corners bumped Marbled fore-edges. Front cover of Volume 1 separated. Spines sunned. Both signatures a tad weary. Some light foxing to pages. B&W frontispieces.
New York and Los Angeles: Vantage Press, 1990. First. Small octavo; VG/G-; fading lavender spine with dark purple text; dustjacket has moderate rubbing to covers and spine, light edgewear, light staining to covers, creasing and rubbing to spine, title slightly creased and rubbed at spine, dustjacket covered with protective mylar dustjacket; boards are strong and clean; textblock is clean, author's signature on copyright page; 62pp.
London: Bradbury & Evans, 1849. Octavo (oblong); G-/no DJ; Hardcover w/out DJ; Spine, red with gold print; Boards in red leather and blue paper with gold print, leather at corners and spine, red color partially worn away at corners and spine caps and hinges, blue paper has smudging, rubbing, stains, scratches, wear to all edges; Text block has gilt edges, slight staining from corner glue to endpapers, pages have mild amount of foxing, spine breaks toward center of volume, clean text; unpaged, illustrated.
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1975. First Edition. Octavo; VG/VG; tan spine with orange and green text; jacket has minor shelfwear; boards are strong, white spotting along spine, small gap between spine head and textblock; textblock has edgewear, spotting along fore edge, small picture drawn on tail edge, otherwise clean; pp 243.
Garden City: Doubleday & Company, 1951. First Edition. Octavo; VG/G+; red spine with white text; jacket has age toning, staining, significant edgewear, with chipping in corners and at spine head and tail, price clipped on front flap; boards have edgewear, binding is strong; textblock has age toning, spotting on endpapers and pastedowns, writing on front endpaper, otherwise clean; pp 45.
Garden City: Doubleday & Company, 1950. First Edition. Octavo; VG/G-; red and blue spine with tan text; jacket has age toning, staining, significant chipping and tearing around edges, especially at front tail edge; boards have edgewear, age toning, spine slightly cocked, binding is strong; textblock has age toning, otherwise clean; pp 45.
Reading: Young Scott Books, 1971. Small oblong quarto; VG/G-; yellow spine with black text; jacket is in a mylar covering, has heavy chipping and wear, has rubbing and spotting; boards are strong, slightly bowed, some spotting on back; textblock has spotting along head edge, otherwise clean; unpaginated. Shelved Graphic Novels, Gorey shelf.
New York: Doubleday, 1966. Reprint. Reprint; Octavo; VG-/VG-; Spine is white with black text; DJ has general shelf wear, age-toning, some small open and closed tears, design is clear, Brodart cover; Boards have edge wear, light bumping to corners, joints and hinges are strong; Text block has general signs of handling, age-toning, content is clear, binding is strong; pp 264; Additional cost may be necessary due to size/weight restrictions.
Germany: Julius Zwisslers, 1915. first edition. thin quarto in beige hardcovers with black illustration and orange lettering; Good; covers show some soiling and shelf wear around edges; spine damaged and opened gutters; paper slightly faded; text clean, in gothic print; very nice drawings of caricatures throughout; pp. 42; in GERMAN; shelved in Humor section.