New York: Eastburn, Kirk, & Co., 1813. First American Edition. Octavo; 314 pages; G; Bound in brown leather with gilt lettering on red spine label; Bumping and rubbing to corners, rubbing along edges, wear along joints, stain on rear cover; Textblock has age toning and foxing to pages, slight bending to top corners, waviness to pages; RWO.
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Punjab: Radha Soami Satsang Beas, 1997. Ninth Edition. Octavo; VG-/G+ Hardcover; Brown pictorial spine with White text; Dustjacket has some edgewear, some shelfwear, small open tear at top corner of front cover; Boards strong, some edgewear, slight shelfwear, white marks on both covers; Textblock has small amount of writing in pencil on rear endpaper, otherwise clean; 300 pp.
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: Nelson and Sons, c. . Octavo, 211 pages; VG-; fully bound in brown cloth, spine and front cover have gilt lettering and tooling; binding has minor wear, with minor bumping and fraying at the top and bottom of the spine and on the fore edge corners; pages have minor age toning and minimal detachment in several locations.
London: printed by C. Whittingham. For J. Johnson. W. Ginger and Son. R. Baldwin. F. and C. Rivington. G. and J. Robinson. [and 13 others in London, [1800?]. Octavo, , xii, , 267,  pages; VG-; bound in contemporary full calf, later rebacking with new spine, gilt titling; moderate shelfwear and rubbing to binding; The title-page is engraved; with 110 fables and one woodcut per fable; page 129/130 with large tear, non-archival repair, page 131/132 with large tear; early ink ownership to title page top edge.
London: printed for R. Sare, B. Took, M. Gillyflower, A. & J. Churchil, G. Sawbridge, and H. Hindmarsh, 1699. Third Edition. Folio, , 28, , 476 pages; VG-. Bound by Jon Robbins in modern period style calf. Spine lightly sun-faded. With frontis. portrait (pi1v); Includes indices. Minor physical damage to middle of fore edge of text block, going in approximately 1/8 inch at most, does not impact text. Archival repair to portrait and frontispiece, minimal loss to edges. Marginalia to c5. small piece missing from upper fore corner of X1, closed tear to middle of Tt1, small tidemark to upper fore corner of Zz4, small open tear to upper edge of Aaa3. JR Consignment; shelved case 7; Oversized item(s). Will require additional postage for expedited/international orders. Economy international shipping unavailable due to size/weight restriction(s). Contact seller for additional information.
Basileæ: In Officina Heruagiana [Johann Herwagen]; [Johannes Froben], 1538/1518. Octavo, a-x8, y7, A8, B4; VG; bound in 17th century calf, plain paneled spine; some rubbing and wear to binding, minor worming to binding; mild soiling to interior; Lacking y8-z8; The wanting leaves of the 1538 edition substituted after 350 with new pagination of 106-126 with the Galeomyomachia in Greek only from the 1518 Froben edition of Aesopi Phrygis vita et fabellæ, cum latina interpretatione. Early substitution, (i.e. 17th century or earlier) as the textblock is integral and the binding unrestored; Printer's device on title page and on verso of last leaf.; Wide margins; Second title page trimmed at top; small holes in upper and lower gutters of the entire first part from previous binding; Text in Greek and Latin on facing pages for the Aesop, Greek only for the Galeomyomachia Provenance to the recto and verso of the ffep, Fitzwilliam family provenance in several early hands, the largest stating playfully: "William Fitzwilliam not his Book, but John Fitzwilliam his booke"; Scattered marginalia and underlining, including extensive minute annotations in an early faded 16th century hand around the rear printer's mark, other minor annotations throughout, notably in English on Midas on page 315.; Scarce; PD consignment; shelved case 3.
Boston: George W. Briggs & Co., 1855. First Edition. 8vo., 182pp.; G+; bound in original blind- and gilt-stamped brown cloth, gilt lettering; cover of tail of spine coming loose, head of spine missing, chips to rest of spine; rubbing, bumping, and fraying to corners, board edges; some water damage, cloth on boards has some waviness and air-pockets, lower edge of ffep through title page, page 174-end; water damage to the corners and lower edges of plates; pencil writing to endpapers; colored frontis and five b/w plates; Alcott's first book, a collection of fables about nature she wrote at age 16 for her friend and neighbor Ellen Emerson, the daughter of Ralph Waldo Emerson. It was published in an edition of 1600 copies.; KS consignment.
Paris: Aubert et Cie. Quartos, unpaginated; Good condition; Worn light brown quarter-bound leather spine with black and gold indented bands and gilded text, significant wear to spine head, foot and hinges, significant rubbing to green cloth board edges, heavy bumping to corners, slight wear to boards, scratching to textblock edges; foxing and age-toning to pages, heavy in some portions and light in others, previous owner name written neatly on title page of both volumes, all plates by Honoré Daumier present (Volume I: 50 plates, Volume II: 51 plates); Volume I  Volume II ; Shelved on endcap between aisles 9 and 10.
Baltimore and London: The Johns Hopkins Press, 1970. Octavo; pp 354; G/G; sunned beige spine with dark green and gilt text; dust jacket has slight sunning to exterior; mylar wraps; cloth shows slight sunning to spine; mild wear to exterior; lightly splayed boards; text block shows slight wear to exterior edges; interior clean; ex-library markings to ffep; previous owner's bookplate to front pastedown.
New York: The Grolier Society, 1931. Octavo; Volume 1 only; Fair-; Hardcover; Spine, brown with faded print; Boards in brown cloth, tattered spine caps and corners, wear to edges and hinges, shelfwear; Text block has broken hinges so that spine and rear board hang loose from textblock, exposed binding, intermittent spine breaks, age toning to paper; xix, 333 pages, frontispiece (port.), illustrated (b&w plates).
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.
London: Hodder and Stoughton, [n.d., 1913]. First Edition, First Printing. Quarto, 319 pages; VG-; contemporary full red and gilt publisher's cloth binding; spine with gilt lettering; boards protected with a mylar wrapper; mild shelf wear and scuffing; corners slightly bumped; mild wear to crown and tail of spine; previous owner's inscription at front pastedown; contains full color tipped-in illustrations, and black and white illustrations; pages clean; TB consignment; shelved Case 14.
New York: George H. Doran Company, [n.d., c. 1920s]. First American Edition, First Printing. Octavo, 250 pages; G+; contemporary full green and gilt publisher's cloth binding; spine with gilt lettering; some shelf wear and soiling; corners slightly bumped; some wear to crown and tail of spine; two small tears at lower end of spine; evidence of removed bookplate at front pastedown; front hinge split; contains full color tipped-in illustrations; pages clean; TB consignment; shelved Case 14.
New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1983. First Edition Thus, Second Printing. Octavo, 64 pages; VG/VG; spine off-white with blue and black lettering; dust jacket protected with mylar covering; price uncut '$12.95'; light shelf wear at board corners, light rubbing on dust jacket back; bookplate at front free end-paper, has name blacked out and slight peeling at one corner; inscribed at the half-title page by Hague, dated 'Nov 1988'; shelved Case 14.
New York: Parents' Magazine Press, 1968. First Edition. Larger Octavo; G/G-; purple spine with black and beige text; first edition; exterior to dust jacket shows some age toning toward edges; few chips to edges; cloth exterior has mild wear; small whitish smudge to front; light sunning to spine and edges; sturdy boards; textblock has slightly toned exterior edges; frontispiece; interior pages good; illustrated; pp 96.
Calcutta: Firma KLM Private Ltd., 1978. Corrected Indian Edition. Octavo; xiii, 396 pages; VG/VG; spine light brown with black text; dust jacket protected with mylar; price unclipped reading "Rs. 65.00", mild shelfwear to dust jacket, including heavy sun fading, a light black smudge on the cover, and small creases and closed tears to the upper edge along all planes; textblock clean but slightly cocked, with the front cover slightly bowed out; two small tears on front endpaper hinge, inscribed by Bhattacharji on ffep; some ink marks in the margins from original printing throughout; shelved Mythology.
San Francisco: The Book Club of California, 1983. Limited Edition, 518 copies. small 4to., 58pp.; VG; spine off-white; dust jacket off-white, protected with a mylar covering; very mild shelfwear; interior clean; with an original leaf from the first edition (1818) of The Fables of Aesop and a new impression from one of Bewick's original wood engravings, both present, this copy has page 51/52, The Fox and the Vizor Mask; JS consignment; NOTE: Shelved in Netdesk office, in wraparound bookcase next to 15's.
New York: Grosset & Dunlap, Inc., 1958. Quarto; pp 99; G; tanned spine with black text; no jacket; cloth shows mild age toning to exterior; chipped spine edges; minor wear to fore edges; chip to rear panel at tail corner; strong boards; text block has light toning to exterior edges; pictorial endpapers; interior clean; illustrated.
Paulton: Purnell, 1979. Octavo; ©1976, Reprinted 1979; G+; Hardcover; Spine, red with gold print; Boards in red cloth with gold print, slight warping, but clean and strong; Text block has date in ink on front flyleaf, else clean and tight; “A Purnell de luxe classic”— facing title page; 178 pages, frontispiece, illustrated (b&w and color plates).
Munich: Georg W. Dietrich, 1913. Quarto in dark pink cloth hardcovers with vinyl cover; gold and black gilt on covers; moderate soiling; strong binding; title page slightly soiled and repaired with scotch tape; illustrations on white glossy paper; text in Gothic letters; in German; pp. 95; DC consignment; please contact us for shipping costs. Shelved Rockville (Sally's room).
Washington, D.C. The Associates in Negro Folk Education, 1937. First Editions. Octavos, 2 volumes; Fair; in publisher's printed orange wraps; two volumes possibly inscribed by Sterling Brown for his wife Daisy.; The Negro in American Fiction, wraps reinforced with thick brown tape along all four edges of front wrap, spine, fore edge of rear wrap, front wrap only held on by the tape, some soiling, general wear, and creasing to wraps, small blue ink spot to gutter of page 15, extending slammer through to 5, inscribed on the title page 'For Daisy / Who saw it / growing / Sterling / June 15, 1938'; Pencil on page 1 reads 'Mrs Dolly Moore Cleveland / youngest son for Sterling H. Brown', some pencil marginalia starting on page 17; Negro Poetry and Drama, front wrap detached but present, some soiling and wear to wraps, inscribed on the title page 'For Daisy / First fruits of the / Fellowship / Sterling", small pencil marginalia correction to page 11; JR consignment; shelved case 1.
London: The Burton Club, n.d. . Special edition. Octavos in black hardcovers with silver gilt; VG; good binding and minimal soiling; frontispiece color illustration in each volume; deckle edges; text clean; about 250 pages each; shelved above oversized art books; please contact us for shipping costs.
Ipswich: Limited Editions Club, 1954. Limited Edition, #275/1500. Octavo, 4 vols.; VG; full black cloth bindings; spines with gilt labels and black lettering; in publisher's original somewhat tattered glassine; housed in VG- black slipcases; mild shelf wear and soiling; illustrated in full color; stamped number 275 at vol. 3 colophon; pages clean; shelved above Limited Editions Club.
Cambridge: The University Press, 1952. Octavo; G/Fair-; Hardcover with DJ; DJ spine, tan with faint red print; DJ is blue with red and blue print, portion at front top spine corner torn away, tears at spine ends and flap corners, tears and chipping across top edge, toning to spine and peripheral toning; Boards in blue cloth with gold print, toning to bottom edge and to front top spine corner, wear to corners and spine caps; Text block has name stamp on front flyleaf, toning to endpapers, puckering to frontispiece and single interior plate, age-toning to paper; xvii, 365 pages, frontispiece, illustrated (b&w).
New York: Harper & Row, Publishers, 1989. Quarto; pp 251; VG-/G-; black spine with ivory text; full title: Historical Atlas of World Mythology, Vol. II: The Way of the Seeded Earth; Part 2: Mythologies of the Primitive Planters: The Northern Americas; odd volume; dust jacket shows moderate rubbing to exterior; minor wear to edges; small closed tears to rear; light toning to flaps; cloth shows light shelf wear to exterior; strong boards; text block has light wear to exterior edges; frontispiece; interior clean; profusely illustrated.
New York: Limited Editions Club, 1971. Limited Edition, #275/1500. Quarto, 101 pages; VG; bound in full coarse natural linen; spine stamped in brown and gold; in publisher's original VG glassine wrapper; housed in VG brown paper slipcase; mild shelf wear and soiling; illustrated in sepia tones; facing Middle English and modern English text; hand-numbered 275 at colophon; signed flat by Satorsky at colophon; pages clean; shelved Limited Editions Club.
Paris: Desaint et Saillant, 1756. Eighth Edition. 12mo., 395 pages; G; Light brown leather spine with gilt graphics, dark red label and gilt lettering; Boards show substantial wear along joint of front cover near head of spine, significant chipping to head/tail of spine, moderate+ wear to corners, light cracking to leather on spine, and light+ fading to spine label; Residue from formerly applied adhesive tape appears at head and tail of spine, as does an ink emendation to front cover; Textblock shows moderate shelfwear to marbled edges, moderate age-toning to top edge, some light soiling to fore-edge, an ink inscription from a former owner appears on the verso of the ffep, and an ink drawing from a former owner appears on the bfep; NOTE: Shelved in Room A.
New York: E.P. Dutton & Company, 1921. Octavo; G/Poor+; Hardcover with DJ; DJ spine, grey with blue print; DJ has edgewear with small tears at spine ends and flap corners, portions torn away across rear top edge, long tears to hinges repaired with tape, toning to spine, peripheral toning; Boards in green cloth, wear to spine caps, bumped corners, else clean and strong; Text block initialed in pencil on front endpapers, cracked front hinge, light age-toning to paper, else clean and tight; viii, 238 pages.
New York: Walker And Company, 1966. Octavo; VG/G-Hardcover; Yellow and white spine with black text; Moderate shelf wear and age to dust jacket otherwise intact, rubbing along jacket surfaces; Moderate wear to bowed boards otherwise strong and clean, binding solid; dark age toned pages; Age toned text block exterior, text block clean; 272 pp.
New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1957. Octavo; G-; Hardcover; Spine, yellow with brown print; Boards in yellow cloth, illustrated pastedown on front, wear to spine caps and corners, toning to spine, cocked spine, small surface tears to pastedown, light smudging/shelfwear; Text block has yellow tinted top edge, inscription in ink on half-title page, cracked front hinge, clean text; 362 pages, illustrated (9 color plates).
New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1989. First Edition, First Printing. Small Quarto; VG/VG-; white spine with black and green text; first edition; first printing; dust jacket has light foxing to exterior; cloth clean; strong boards; text block clean; frontispiece; interior clean; illustrated; signed by author.
New York: Delacorte Press, 1988. First Edition. Quarto. Good Hardcover w/ Good Dustjacket; blue spine with red and green lettering; DJ has some creasing and small tears to top and bottom edges and corners; boards show very minimal shelf wear but are otherwise clean; binding tight; text block has some discoloration on top edge; b/w and color illus.;167 pp.
Buenos Aires: Editorial Guillermo Kraft, 1953. Limited edition. Octavo; Limited edition 4816/5200; G; Paperback; Spine, tan with brown print; Cover has taped spine, toning to spine, edgewear to oversized cover, mild smudging; Text block has spotting to fore edge, else clean and tight; Text in Spanish; 379 pages, illustrated (b&w plates).
Paris: L'Edition D'Art H. Piazza, c.1912. Quarto, , -116,  pages; VG-; bound in half green leather, paneled spine with gilt titling, patterned paper boards; newly rebacked with spine preserved; some rubbing and wear, fading and rubbing to paper boards, wear to extremities; top edge gilt; with 50 tipped-in color plates with captioned tissue guards; text in French; shelved case 14.
Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press, 1970. First American Edition. Octavo; 168 pages; VG-/G+; Orange spine with black and white text; Dustjacket protected by mylar covering, sunning to spine, small closed tear along tail edge of front cover, tearing at top corner of front cover; Rubbing to corners and along spine edges; Shelved Mythology and Folklore.
n.p. Silesian Publishing, 1989. Octavo; G/G; white/yellow/blue/green pictorial spine with black text; dust jacket has modest exterior wear; minor edge wear; cloth has slight shelf wear to exterior; rubbed corners; mildly cocked spine; text block edges show mild tone; interior clean; pictorial endpapers; frontispiece; gift inscription to title page; illustrated; interior clean; pp 181; text in Polish.
UK: Stephen Austin, 1854. Assumed First English Language. Quarto in green cloth, VG, title in white on spine. Shelf wear, soiling to boards. Gutter cracked. Age toning to text block, text clean. Some foxing, especially to endpapers. Former owner's name inked on title page. 850 pages. Shelved in India section.
London: Oxford University Press, 1967. First Edition, First Printing. Octavo, 240 pages; VG/VG-; yellow spine, with black text; mild shelfwear and soiling; dust jacket protected with a mylar covering; dust jacket has some edge wear, slight shelfwear, sunning to spine, small closed tear along tail edge of front cover, small open tears at corners; blue bookseller's sticker at inside of front flap; pages clean; shelved Mythology/Folklore.