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.
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.
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.
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: Constable & Company Ltd, 1909. First Edition Thus. Quarto, 325 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 40 color illustrations; mild foxing, does not impact plates; shelved case 3.
London: John Stockdale, Picadilly, 1793. Octavo, 2 vol in dark red morocco with gilt decorations and titles on spine, 5 raised bands on spine with gilt escutcheons and titles, date on bottom of spine, gilt edges on text block all around. Vol I, 225pp, Vol II, 187pp plus advertisement at rear dated Feb 2, 1793. Contemporary or very early unsigned binding, hinges and spines repaired, about 1/2"x2" chunk missing from Vol 1 spine(see photos), shelf-wear at edges of boards and slight bumping at corners, otherwise tight and bright. Overall in Very Good to Fine condition; shelved in Case #7; please contact us for shipping costs.
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.
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.
Boston: Little, Brown and Co, 1899. First Edition. Octavo, 241 pages; VG-/G; Tan spine with black lettering; Jacket has several small tears and light chipping at the corners and the spine edges, Jacket spine is age toned; Boards are straight with some minor wear along the edges and the spine; Binding is sturdy; Gilt top edge of text block has a few small scratches; Deckle cut pages are somewhat age toned at the edges, but free of markings to the interior, small stains from tape on end papers; scarce in dust jacket; shelved case 9.
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: 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.
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.
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.
Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1859. first edition. 5-6 inch thick octavos in lavender cloth with light brown leather spines and corners; Good+; leather spine embossed with black and burgundy frame with gold letters; volume II spine has an inch open tear on top; boards with very moderate shelf wear; strong binding; pink colored flaps with previous owner's name and inscription; external edges dusty and sunned; paper clean in all volumes; text print very small interspersed with medallion engravings; contains articles on Greek and Roman writers from Antiquity to the Fall of Constantinople in 1453; list of contributors from Oxford, to Cambridge, to Edinburgh and Bonn; shelved in bookshelf near stairs on sales floor.
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: Longmans, Green, and Co., 1901. First Edition, Second Printing. 8vo., 387 pp., VG-; gray cloth boards, gilt lettering and illustration to spine, gilt illustration to front board; bumping/chipping to head and tail of spine; mild rubbing to edges and boards; boards slightly cocked; light scratching/rubbing to gilt text-block, particularly to the bottom-edge; mild water damage to middle of front endpapers and verso of ffep; ex-libris bookplate to middle of front paste-down, partially concealing water damage; very occasional spotting to interior, text clear and legible; frontispiece, contains many black and white illustrations by Ford; small circular black sticker to top left-hand corner; boards protected by mylar; LP consignment; shelved above Case 11, Dupont.
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.
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.
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.
New York: Printed for the Author by Mahlon Day, 1834. First Edition. Octavo, 236 pages; G+; bound in publisher's green paper boards, gilt lettering to spine; moderate rubbing and staining to boards; name on ffep; some foxing, primarily to endpapers; Added engraved title page and frontispiece., Title page signed: Tompson; scarce; shelved case 1.
London: Hodder & Stoughton, n.d. [c. 1924]. First Edition Thus. Quarto, 197 pages, G; green cloth boards, gilt lettering and gilt decorative tooling to spine and front board: spine slightly cocked, boards shaken, binding sturdy; backstrip faded light brown, gilt lettering bright and legible; fading to panels of boards adjacent to spine; head of spine separated from text-block, casing somewhat loose yet intact; significant water damage to back board yet does not affect interior beyond turn-in to back board and slight buckling to back paste-down; inscribed by previous owners to ffep, dated Christmas 1931; mild age-toning to margins of interior, occasional foxing, text somewhat affected yet clear and legible; all 12 full-color tipped-in plates by Nielsen, incl. frontispiece, protected by tissue guards; shelved Case 13.
London: Doubleday, Page & Co., 1909. First Edition Thus. 4to., pp., VG-; blue cloth boards, gilt lettering and illustration to spine and front board; fading to spine, text legible; bumping/chipping to head and tail of spine, mild cocking to spine; bumping/rubbing to corners of boards, slight cocking to boards, mild shelfwear to boards; boards shaken, signs of repair to gutter (pasted white strip) between verso of half title and first blank page and between pp.100-101, binding intact; age-toning to interior, text legible and illustrations clear; contains eleven (11) full-color tipped-in plates by Rackham, including frontispiece, protected by tissue guards; printed and bound by William Heinemann, London, stated to verso of half-title page and title page; shelved Case 14.
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: J. Booker; Baldwin, Cradock, and Joy, 1820. early reprint edition. G+. Two 12mos in dark green leather boards, titles on spine in gilt. Significant wear to boards; rubbing to edges, corners fraying, spines beginning to split particularly that of vol I, moderate general wear to boards otherwise. Textblocks marbled, agetoned, moisture staining to bottom edge of textblock of vol I. Ex-libris with small bookplate. Pages lightly agetoned with minor scattered foxing. Though stated merely as the translator, Charles Morell is a pen-name of the actual author, James Ridley.
Harcourt, Brace and Company, 1958 . Limited Edition. thin 8vo., unpaginated, VG; navy blue cloth boards with bright gilt illustration, bright gilt lettering to spine; slight cocking to spine, minor bumping to corners, boards pristine; bright gilt top, mild age-toning to text-block; age-toning to gutters of endpapers, mild age-toning to interior, text bright and clear; contains many full-color woodcut illustrations by Reed; SIGNED by Reed to limitation page, no. 230 out of 250 copies bound by Elizabeth Kner; contains ephemera (order form stating original price as $25 for this limited edition); housed in light blue clamshell case with gold lettering to spine, moderate shelfwear to slipcase; blue silk ribbon; shelved Case 6.
New York: Longmans, Green, and Co., 1903 . Second Edition. 8vo., 384 pp., G; blue cloth boards, spine faded greenish-blue (text legible), gilt lettering and illustration to spine, gilt illustration to front board; bumping/chipping/fraying to head and tail of spine, cocking to spine; bumping and fraying to corners of boards; cracked hinge to front and back board, boards shaken, binding intact; age-toning to pictorial endpapers and throughout interior, text legible, very occasional marginalia in pencil; sticker from previous bookseller to bottom right-hand corner of front paste-down at gutter; chipping to top margin of bfep; signed by previous owner in pencil to recto of first blank page; contains many black and white illustrations by Ford; full-color frontispiece protected by tissue guard; shelved Front Case.
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.
Berlin: Volksverband der Bücherfreunde, Wegweiser Verlag, 1924. Octavo; G+/no DJ; Hardcover w/out DJ; Spine, brown leather (faded from green) with gold print; Boards in green paper and green leather with gold print, worn, exposed corners, wear to edges, spine faded from green with wear to spine caps, slight surface tears on rear; Text block has green-tinted edges, clean and tight; Text in German with gothic font (fraktur); From Library of Congress description: “A typographical imitation of the Hundeshagen manuscript (Nibelungen handschrift b, written according to the editor ca. 1435) The ms. formerly in possession of Bernhard Hundeshagen in Mainz, was in 1867 bought by the Staatliche Bibliothek at Berlin (Ms. germ. fol. 855) It is the only illustrated manuscript of the Nibelungenlied thus far known”; xii, 265 pages, illustrated (color).
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.
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.
Oxford: R. and J. Dodsley [Pall-Mall]; J. Fletcher [Turl], 1762 . Second Edition. small 8vos., VG-; full leather, brown calf boards, black title blocks with faded gilt lettering affixed to spines; spines slightly cocked, lettering to spine clear and legible; moderate wear to boards considering age: rubbing/fraying with superficial material loss to backs, edges; bumping to head and tail of spine and corners; starting hinge to front boards, boards cocked/somewhat shaken, no shelf lean, binding intact; dark diagonal scratch to front board of Vol.1, dark rubbing to boards of Vol. 2 toward hinges; decorative gilt floral motif to turn-ins mostly faded/obscured; fading to marbled text-blocks; mild age-toning to interiors, text legible; occasional marginalia in pencil, Vol. 1 more so than Vol. 2; occasional mild soiling to gutters; notations in pencil to back paste-downs; shelved Front Case.
Avon, CT: Limited Editions Club, 1973. Limited First Edition Thus [#1083/2000]. Large octavo, 409 pages, VG-; dark green buckram boards, gold lettering and gold motif to spine, gold illustration to front board: gold lettering somewhat faded yet clear and legible; mild overall wear to boards, mild bumping to tail, light rubbing to corners; age-toning/mild wear to text-block; interior clean, black text on tan faux-pressed paper leaves, slight waving to occasional leaves; black-and-white illustrations and tipped-in full-color plates to interior; SIGNED by designer Ted Gensamer to limitation page, No. 1083 of 2000 copies; volume housed in G+ dark green slipcase, faded tan and green title label with slight chipping affixed to spine of slipcase; shelved Limited Editions Club.
London: The Folio Society, 2009 . First Edition Thus, Second Printing. Small Quarto, 354 pages; VG; bound in green cloth with gilt and black embossing and an illustration of a fairy; housed in a green slipcase, mild wear; color and black and white illustrations throughout; shelved folio society.
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.
New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1907. First American Edition. Large octavo, 340 pages, G+; brown cloth boards, faded gold lettering to spine: overall moderate wear, bumping/fraying to head, tail, and corners; slight creasing to head, backstrip age-toned a darker brown, lettering rubbed yet legible; age-toning/wear to text-block; mild age-toning to margins of interior, text and woodcut illustrations by Pyle unaffected; crest with "VIRTUS ET RECTITUDO" [Latin trans., "POWER AND CORRECTNESS"] to front board; shelved Case 13.