London / Edinburgh: 1794-1833. Octavos, 28 volumes; VG; uniformly bound in full burgundy calf with gilt tooling by J. Clarke, each volume with two black labels with gilt lettering to spine; All volumes have some rubbing and wear to bindings, including wear to front hinges, parts of labels missing; top edges of text blocks gilt; This set contains the following volumes: Some Account of the Life and Publications of the Late Joseph Ritson, Esq. - Robert Triphook, London, 1824 [bound with] Northern Garlands (comprising 4 parts: The Bishopric Garland or Durham Minstrell, The Yorkshire Garland, The Northumberland Garland or Newcastle Nightingale, and The North-Country Chorister - R. Triphook, London, 1809/1810 [bound with] Gammer Gurton's Garland, R. Triphook, London, 1810; Ancient Songs, From the Time of King Henry the Third, to the Revolution - J. Johnson, London, 1790 (First Edition); The Life of King Arthur - Payne and Foss, London, 1825 (First Edition); Robin Hood - T. Egerton, London, 1795, Two Volumes (First Edition); Scotish Song - J. Johnson, London, 1714 [Really 1794], Two Volumes (First Edition); Annals of the Caledonians, Picts, and Scots - W. and D. Laing, Edinburgh, 1828, Two Volumes [Volume 1, rear board detached, tail panel missing] (First Edition); The Caledonian Muse: A Chronological Selection of Scotish Poetry from the Earliest Times - Robert Triphook, London, 1821; Poems, Written Anno MCCCLII. By Laurence Minot, J. H. Burn, London, 1825 (Second Edition); Memoirs of the Celts of Gauls - Payne and Foss, London, 1827 (First Edition); A Select Collection of English Songs, With Their Original Airs - F. C. and J. Rivington, London, 1813, Three Volumes (Second Edition); Ancient Songs and Ballads - Payne and Foss, London, 1829, Two Volumes (Second Edition); Ancient Engleish Metrical Romanceës - G. and W. Nicol, London, 1802, Three Volumes (First Edition); The English Anthology - T. and J. Egerton, London, 1793/1794, Three Volumes (First Edition); Fairy Tales, Now First Collected: To Which are Prefixed Two Dissertations: 1. On Pygmies. 2. On Fairies. - Payne and Foss, London, 1831 (First Edition); Pieces of Ancient Popular Poetry: From Ancient Manuscripts and Old Printed Copies - T. and J. Egerton, London, 1791 (First Edition); Bibliographia Poetica: A Catalogue of Engleish Poets - G. and W. Nicol, London, 1802 (First Edition); The Letters of Joseph Ritson - William Pickering, London, 1833, Two Volumes (First Edition); OF consignment.
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London: J.M. Dent, 1893. First edition. Octavo, 990 pp. Hardcover without jacket as issued. First edition, rebound as four volumes (originally published as two) in quarter-bound red leather and marbled paper. Head edges gilt; spine red leather with elaborate gilt decoration and five raised bands. Original cream and gilt cloth covers and spines bound in at front and rear of volumes 1, 2, and 4. Bumping and shelf-wear. Sunning and chipping to spines. Age-toning to boards. Previous owner's bookplate on front paste-down end papers of all volumes. Marbled end papers have mild age toning to margins; faint toning to margins of text and offsetting where ribbon bookmarks had been. Hinges starting. Good copy only. This edition of Le Morte D'Arthur is limited to 1500 ordinary copies and 300 copies on Dutch Hand Made paper. This copy is the former. Includes many original designs by Aubrey Beardsley. Shelve: CASE #3 Spines are dark red with gilt text and decoration.
Norwalk, CT: Easton Press, 1994. First Editions Thus. Octavos, 17 volumes; VG; bound in fine genuine burgundy leather with bright gilt spine titles and gilt and black decorative motif on covers; each volume with matching motif; head of spine of volume 1 bleached to gray, presumably through sun; gilt text block; silk endpapers; silk ribbon; all 17 volumes still in publisher's shrinkwrap, shelved above case 1.
New York: The Grolier Club, 1901. Limited Edition, one of 325 copies. 8vo, unpaginated; VG; spine brown leather with blind tooling, obscured by chemise; bound in original pigskin decorated with blind tooling, with brass clasps, both working; marbled endpapers; housed in the publisher's felt-lined chemise and slipcase, G, chemise has some fraying and mild wear, slipcase has moderate wear, still sturdy enough to hold the volume, rear panel detached on three sides, top edge threatening to detach; one of 325 copies on Whatman paper (and three on vellum); Translated by Robert Copland from the French Version Published in Paris in 1504. A Literal Reprint in the Types of Wynkyn de Worde after the Unique Copy Printed by him on Parchment in London MCCCCCXII; shelved case 12.
New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1881. First Edition, First State. Octavo, 231 pages,  ads; Poor; bound in publisher's green cloth, gilt lettering to spine, gilt and black tooling to front board; moderate wear and chipping to head and tail of spine, fading to spine; gutter partially visible on endpaper gutters; gutter fully open on pages 24/2548/49, 72/73, 96/97, 120/121; some gatherings loose or attached by a sole piece of string; frontispiece and all 7 plates present; Page 9, last line '...presumptive...', page : 'New Books. A Treatise on the Practice of Medicine...'; BAL 7100; consignment; shelved case 2.
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; shelved case 7.
London: Printed for Walker & Edwards, Rivington, Cadell & Davies, Longman, Hurst etc. 1817. 12mo., xi, 485 pages, ,  ads; VG; newly rebound in full brown leather, paneled spine with black label, gilt titling; previous marbled free endpapers preserved; interior clean; Engraved frontispiece and additional title page, publisher's catalogue in rear; shelved case 7.
London: John Murray, 1821. 1821 "New" Edition. Octavo; VG; Green leather with gilt lettering and designs; Volume 1 only; Beautiful FORE-EDGE ILLUSTRATION of the Hudson River as seen from Hyde Park, as indicated in pen on front free end paper; Some wear to the boards, especially at the spine and corners; All edges gilt with some light wear to gilt and minor waviness to the pages; Previous owner's name and 1821 date on title page in neat ink; Otherwise free of marking; Shelved in case 2.
Farrara: Vittorio Baldini, 1607. 12mo, 172 pages; VG; white vellum boards; with black hand-written title on spine; ex libris, bookplate and signature; minor shelf wear and bumping; text block, clean; illus., frontispiece and 4 engraved plates; title page with cherubic border; some foxing and toning starts; bfep, staining; hand-bound boards and spine, sunned; spotting; else very good; ---TEXT IN ITALIAN. Shelved in Case 3.
J. M. Dent & Co., 1907 . Second Edition (Edition de Luxe). tall thick 8vo., 549 pp., VG-; leather-bound, red boards, gilt lettering and motif to five-paneled spine; cocking to spine, no shelf lean; light scratching to boards, black scuff marks towards top edge of front board and hinge; rubbing with superficial material loss to bottom edge of boards; slight cocking to boards, boards shaken, binding intact; red top, age-toning/mild wear to text-block; starting hinge to verso of p. 549 and recto of bfep, closed tear towards top of bfep (stuck to back paste-down); mild age-toning and occasional foxing/creasing to interior (text legible), waving to endpapers; tipped-in full-color frontispiece and plates excellent and protected by tissue guards, plates affixed to a dark green thicker paper; pub. 1907 by J. M. Dent & Co. stated to title page; differences between First Dent & Co. Edition (pub. 1898) and this edition stated to Prefatory Note (p. v) by Rackham; "It has been the desire of the Publishers to here present the 'Ingoldsby Legends' in something like an 'Edition Definitive de Luxe" stated to Publishers' Note (p. "a3," technically p. vii); orange silk ribbon; LP consignment; shelved Case 12, Dupont. Heavy item: Please contact us for international/expedited shipping costs.
Norwalk, CT: The Easton Press, 1996. Collector's edition. Set of octavos in black leather fully ornate with red and gold gilt; embossed spine; silk brown end pages and bookmark; gilt edges; VG; contains the Story of Sir Launcelot; the Story of King Arthur and His Knights; the Story of the Grail and the Passing of Arthur; shelved above easton press; please contact us for shipping costs.
London: John Stockdale, 1793. Octavos, 2 volumes; VG; bound in contemporary washed calf, newly rebacked with spine preserved; spine with elaborate gilt stamping, two labels with gilt titling; marbled endpapers; bookplate to front paste-downs; with 112 plates and tissue-guards; the title page of volume 1 has been trimmed slightly on the bottom edge, slightly impacting the date of publication; shelved case 7.
London: James Fraser, 1841. First Edition. Small octavo, 303 pages; VG; bound in brown leather with six-band embossed spine and gold gilt; rebacked with spine preserved; boards with double gilt rule, board edges with single gilt roll; marbled end pages; strong binding; first few pages with slight browning around spine; text and paper clean; includes lectures on Islam, the Reformation, Cromwell; GP consignment; shelved in Case 3.
Worcester, England: Privately Printed for the Author, 1968. Special Limited Edition (#39/240). Tall quarto in hand-bound morocco with deep blue spine in moire case; VG/VG; slight shelf wear on case; hand-sewn book has deckle edges; moire end pages; hand-made paper; two water colors of Neptune designed in author's studio; contains lead pencil studies and drawings of more than 32 inspirations for figureheads; shelved case 11; please contact us for shipping costs.
London: Folio Society, 2013. Limited Edition, 556/1000. 4to., 204pp.; VG; bound in full green Indian goatskin leather, gilt lettering on spine and front board; top edge text block gilt; interior bright and clean; housed in original publishers VG brown slipcase with gilt decoration; limited to 1000 copies, of which this is 556, signed by Blake on limitation page; in excellent condition; shelved case 7.
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; Edinburgh: William Miller; The Letter Press by James Ballantyne, 1805. Quarto, iii, 197 pages; VG; bound in period blind and gilt calf, newly rebacked with brown leather, paneled spine with a black label and gilt lettering; marbled text block and endpapers; mild rubbing and wear to boards; bookplate of the Countess of Beauchamp on the ffep; ownership stamp on sfep; with 4 engraved plates and an engraved headpiece vignette; wide margins; shelved case 7.
New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1923. Large Octavo, xii, 339 pages; VG/VG-; spine beige with black lettering; dust jacket protected with a mylar covering, price uncut '$2.50'; dust jacket has some chipping to head and tail of spine, small water-staining to spine, larger chip to rear cover along head of spine; half-tltle/page 3/4 uncut; small staining to top edge of text block; interior clean; illustrated endpapers; tipped-in plate to front cover; LS consignment; shelved case 14.
London: John C. Nimmo, 1887. Octavos., 2 volumes; VG; 3/4 bound in brown leather, paneled spine with gilt lettering; marbled boards and endpapers; top edge of text block gilt; some mild wear and rubbing to boards, some mild bumping to corners; boards wrapped in mylar; with eighty wood engravings by Bewick printed on china paper, also nine engravings from original paintings by A. H. Tourrier and E. Buckman; interiors clean; JS consignment; shelved above case 1.
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; shelved in Case # 7; DC consignment; please contact us for shipping costs.
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.
London: J. and R. Tonson and J. Watts, 1746. Sixth edition. Octavo, 194pp. Hardcover in VG- condition. Rebacked with new spine and end-papers. Bumping and shelf-wear. Moderate rubbing and abrasions to original boards. Mild foxing throughout text. Slight offsetting of engravings on facing pages. Binding is sturdy. TJ CONSIGNMENT. Shelved case 7 Spine is tan leather with gilt text and green accent on raised bands.
London: Humphrey Milford; Oxford University Press, ca. 1925. 4vo., 160pp.; VG; bound in publishers yellow cloth, mounted color front and rear; housed in yellow glazed decorated slipcase, bumped to corners; 15 mounted color plates; bumping to head and tail of spine, corners; decorated endpapers; interior clean; DC consignment; shelved case 14.
New York: Longmans, Greens, and Co., 1900. First Edition. Octavo, 387 pages; VG-; bound in full grey cloth, spine has gilt tooling and gilt lettering, front cover has gilt tooling; binding has minor wear along the top and bottom edges, spine has cocking, has bumping and minor fraying on the fore edge corners; pages have gilt text block edges; have moderate detachment on the front hinge, have occasional age toning and blotching; shelved case 14.
London: Country Life, 1935. First edition. Large quarto in ivory cloth hardcovers with navy blue letters; VG; moderate soiling on boards and slight discoloration around edges and spine; end pages slightly foxed; clean text in large print; contains 8 color plates; pp. 83; a good copy; shelved in Case # 14; DC consignment.
London: Macmillan and Co., Limited, 1913. First Edition Thus. 4to., 378pp.; VG-; bound in publisher's green cloth with gilt titles to spine and extensive gilt decoration to spine and front board; top edge of text block gilt; binding slightly loose, beginning to open on front gutter; some foxing throughout; with 32 colored plates, including frontispiece; some fraying to corners, board edges, head and tail of spine; shelved case 14.
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 .
London: Longmans, Green, and Co., 1929. First Edition. Octavo, 672 pages; G+/G; spine a drab gray green, black lettering; moderate rubbing and staining to dust jacket; mild staining to text bloc; dust jacket in a protective mylar covering, price uncut '$10.00'; pages age-toned; name on front pastedown; text in English and Latin; with 16 plates of manuscripts; dust jacket printed on the reverse of a copy of Herodotus, presumably to save paper; scarce with dust jacket; shelved case 9.
London: Wenman and Hodgson, 1793. Reprint. 12mo., 2 volumes; VG; bound in period calf, gilt to spine, burgundy and black labels with gilt titling; tape repair to gutters; interiors with mild foxing; 6 parts bound in 2 volumes, three parts each, each part with a separate title page and frontispiece; shelved case 7.
Wilmington (Del.): Peter Brynberg, 1802. First Wilmington Edition. Octavo, 316 pages; G; bound in contemporary full calf, moderate rubbing and wear to boards, label worn off of spine; early ink versions of the same name to front endpapers, front and rear pastedown; lacking rear endpaper; age-toning to interior; scarce; shelved case 7.
New York: International Book and Publishing Company, 1899. 12mo; Fair; blue spines with gilt text; the famous tales series; 15 of 17 volumes only: Famous Tales of the Orient, pp 324; Famous Tales of Fairyland and Fancy, pp 200; Famous Tales of Barbarians and Savages, pp 279; Famous Classic Tales: The Odyssey, pp 394; Famous Tales of Olden France, pp 239; Famous Classic Tales: The Aeneid, pp 275; Famous Tales of Enchantment, pp 274; Famous Child Stories, pp 259; Famous Tales of Heroism, pp 274; Famous Tales of Battle, Camp and Siege, pp 257; Famous Occult Tales, pp 245; Famous Tales of Gods and Heroes, pp 258; Famous Classic Tales: The Iliad, pp 268; Famous Prose Idyls, pp 292; Famous Tales of Wonder, pp 206; cloths show some soiling to exteriors; beige titles, illustrations and borders to fronts; slight sun darkening to spines; some noticeable rubbing to edges; text blocks have age toned exterior edges with some spotting; chip to tail fore corner of p 9 of Famous Tales of Barbarians and Savages; cracking to gutter at pp 136-137 and front gutter of Famous Tales of Fairyland and Fancy; slight cracking to front hinge of Famous Tales of the Orient; additional shipping may be necessary due to size/weight restrictions for international/expedited orders;.
London: Vernor, Hood, and Sharpe, 1810. Fourth edition. 10mo in dark brown leather; six-band spine with gold gilt; VG; moderate shelf wear and soiling; previous owner's initials on ffep; frontispiece engraving and vignettes throughout; age-toned paper; text in tight print; pp. 247; shelved in Case # 3; GP consignment.
London: Printed under the inspection of the Literary Association, and sold by John Creswick, and Co. Agents to the Society, 1795. 16mo., viii, 199 pages; VG; bound in period acid-washed calf, rebacked in unsigned gilt tooled calf, brown label with gilt lettering; bookplate to front pastedown; with frontispiece portrait of Johnson; interior clean; Paginated continuously, the second ’volume’ has a separate half-title; shelved case 7.
New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1982. Limited Edition, #26/450. 8vo., 85pp.; VG; bound in brown cloth, brown label on spine with gilt lettering; housed in a VG tan slipcase; SIGNED by both Singer and Shulevitz on limitation page, of 450 copies printed, this is number 26; in excellent condition; shelved case 8.
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; shelved case 7.
New York: Harper & Row, Publishers, 1988, 1989. Large quarto; G/paperback; black spines with white text; 3 volumes in 5 books; vols. 1 and 2 in 2 parts: part 1: Mythologies of the Primitive Hunters and Gatherers ; part 2: Mythologies of the Great Hunt ; vol. 2 in 3 parts: part 1: The Sacrifice ; part 2: Mythologies of the Primitive Planters: The Northern Americas ; part 3: Mythologies of the Primitive Planters: The Middle and Southern Americas ; covers have moderate rubbing to exteriors; some minor rubbing to edges; strong boards; text blocks show slight shelf wear to exterior edges; interiors clean; frontispieces; profusely illustrated; additional shipping may be necessary due to size/weight restrictions for international/expedited orders.
New York: Dodd, Mead, & Company, 1982. First Edition. Octavo, 48 pages; VG/VG-; spine is black with yellow lettering; dust jacket is in a mylar covering, has minor wear along the top and bottom edges, with a small tear at the top of the spine and the bottom fore edge corner of the back cover, has minor rubbing on the back cover; binding has minor cocking and detachment on the spine, has minor residue on page 48; shelved case 14.
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.
New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1973. First Editions. 12mos., 2 vols., VG/VG; DJs, tan title blocks with off-white borders, white and black lettering: mild wear to DJs, light age-toning to spine of Vol. 2; "Two volumes, boxed / $12.95" to front flap of Vol. 1, front flap of Vol. 2 price clipped; brown cloth boards, gold lettering: mild wear to boards, fading to spine of Vol. 1 more so than Vol. 2; interior pristine, inscribed by previous owner to recto of frontispiece, Vol. 1; set housed in orange slipcase (moderate wear); frontispieces; shelved above Case 14.
London: Longmans, Green, and Co., 1899. Octavo; 2 volumes; G/no DJ; Hardcover w/out DJ; Spine, brown with gold print; Boards in brown cloth with gold print, tattering to spine heads, light wear to corners and spine tails, light shelfwear; Text block clean, uncut pages; Vol. 1. xxxix, 339 pages — Vol. 2. vii, 380 pages.
Philadelphia: J.B. Lippincott, 1976. First Edition. 4to. picture book, unpaginated, VG/VG; matte DJ, spine red with yellow and black lettering; mild wear to covers, closed tears/creasing to edges; "$8.95" to front flap; DJ protected by mylar; red cloth boards, gold lettering to spine; shelf lean, boards somewhat shaken, binding intact; interior clean with striking full-color illustrations by McDermott; First Edition stated to copyright page; shelved Case 14.
London: Longmans, Green, And Co., 1897. Octavo; 2 volumes; G-/no DJ; Hardcover w/out DJ; Spine, brown leather with gold print, raised bands; Boards half bound with brown leather to spine and corners, marbled paper to boards, worn, exposed corners, hinges, and spine caps, narrow tear to top edge of vol. 1, paper worn off some edges; Text blocks have gilt edges, cracked hinges, bookplate on front pastedown of vol. 1, top corners clipped on pages 599-612 (vol. 2), mild age-toning to paper; 2 volumes (xxxvi, 864 pages).
New York: Henry Holt and Company, 1883. Octavo; pp 502 + 470; G-; red spines with gilt text; 2 volumes; cloths show some soiling to exteriors; moderate wear to edges; rubbed spine and other edges; minor frays to corners; blind stamped borders to panels' exteriors; text blocks have modest age toning to exterior edges; light tone to interiors; vol. 1 has broken hinges; vol. 2 has mild crack to front gutter; interior pages show light toning; good binding to text blocks; additional shipping may be necessary due to size/weight restrictions for international/expedited orders;.
London; New York: John Murray; G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1920. Octavo; Good; brown spines with gilt text; no jackets; 2 volumes: vol. 1, pp 502; vol. 2, pp 471; scarce; cloths show slight spots to exteriors; lightly sunned spines; minor chips to spine edges; sturdy boards; text blocks have slight toning to exterior edges; interiors clean; additional shipping may be necessary due to size/weight restrictions for international/expedited orders.
Reilly & Lee, 1905. 32mo., 127 pages,  ad; VG; bound in publisher's red paper with dark green lettering; Tales include Little Snow-White, The Three Little Men in the Wood, The Queen Bee, Snow-White and Rose-Red, Clever Grethel. With 14 color illustrations and numerous black and white illustrations; shelved case 14.
New York: Houghton Mifflin, 1914. first edition; illustrated by John Hargrave. small quarto in beige cloth covers with burgundy and red letters; VG/G; covers with heavy soiling and discoloration; binding loosening with open gutter on p. 65; previous owner's penciled inscription on ffep; paper discolored around edges; text and illustrations clean; pp. 199; the witty tales represent a combination of Arabic and African cultures; shelved in Mythology section.
Cape Town: T. V. Bulpin Publications, 1979. First Edition. Quarto, 311 pages; VG/VG-; spine is green/black with white lettering; dust jacket is in a mylar covering, has minimal wear along the top and bottom edges, with a small closed tear at the top of the front cover; binding has minimal shelf wear; pages have minor blotching on the edges of the text block; signed by the author on the title page; shelved Myth/Folklore.