R.H.S. Ltd Text, 1974. Enlarged Octavo. VG/no DJ - hardback. Black spine with white text/title; boards are strong and mostly clean, aside from adhesive residue on the front; small yellow price bookplate on the front pastedown; part of the front pastedown is unattached from the board; binding is strong; textblock is clean.
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New York: Shapolsky Publishers, 1990. First edition. Octavo; Black spine with off-white text; Dust jacket is price clipped with smudge on front and very slight edge wear otherwise clean and intact; Boards are lightly sunned with lightly bumped head spine edge otherwise clean exterior with strong panels; Text block has slight markings on copyright page, but otherwise pages unmarked with tight binding; Inscribed by author.
Philadelphia: Jewish Publication Society of America, 1955. Octavo; G+/Poor; Hardcover with DJ; Spine, blue with black print; DJ is missing rear panel, large areas of spine torn away, tears to top and bottom of front panel, shelfwear; Boards in white marbled paper and blue cloth with silver print, wear to corners and spine caps, mild shelfwear; Text block has name stamps and ink inscription on front endpapers, mild tanning to endpapers, else clean and tight; 175 pages, color illustrations.
New York: Steward, Tabori & Chang, 1999. First Edition, First Printing. Large Square Octavo, 156 pages; VG/VG; spine beige with continuation of cover illustration and blue lettering; price unclipped '$29.95'; dust jacket protected with a mylar covering, has minor bumping to the corners; signed and inscribed by Fricke and Carroll on the ffep; clean interior; shelved in alcove 2.
New York: Coward-McCann, 1985. 12mo; First printing; G+/VG-; Hardcover with DJ; DJ spine, white with red and black print; DJ clean and bright, price-clipped; Boards in blue cloth with gold print, slight wear to corners and spine caps, else clean and strong; Text block has ink inscription on front flyleaf, else clean and tight; unpaged, illustrated (color and b&w).
London: Faber and Faber Ltd., 1951. 8vo; VG- hardcover without dust jacket; yellow, moderately scarred spine without text; boards have rubbing to the edges and bumping to the tips; front and middle gutters are damaged but boards are in tact; front free end-paper has an inscription; paste downs, free end papers, and limited pages have strong foxing and stains otherwise text is clean and legible; 30p.
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: Coward McCann, 1933. First Edition. 4to., unpaginated; VG-/no DJ; spine black with green on the tail, no lettering; protected with mylar; some chipping to head and tail of spine; mild wear to boards, hinges; age-toning to pages; wear to corners; a hildren's alphabet book that was a Newbery Honor recipient in 1934; shelved case 14.
New York: Random House, Inc., 1948. Octavo; pp 86; G/Fair; tan/green spine with beige text; dust jacket has modestly sun faded exterior; some rubbing to exterior; few chips to edges and corners; light ink to front flap; cloth has mild rubbing to edges; sturdy boards; text block has slight tone to exterior edges; pictorial endpapers; previous owner's name to ffep; profusely illustrated;.
Saxonville, MA: Picture Book Studio, 1991. Quarto: VG/VG: Shades of brown and gray on spine with black text: DJ has light shelfwear, some scuff marks else clean: Boards are strong with some light soiling in hinges at head and tail of spine, mild rubbing to edges, binding solid: Textblock is clean: Unpaginated.
New York, NY: Alfred A. Knopf, 1977. na. small Qto. VG/VG. toned ivory DJ spine, simple black titles. a profusion of green leaves is background of jacket front/rear with overlay illustrations in yellow/gray and brown frame the large olive framed white titleblock at center. tan clothbound HB, with gold stamped type, adjacent boards are lime. interior is clear and excellent. slim head-edge is foxed. 73 pp.
New York: Franklin Watts, 1957. first printing. Octavo; G+/G; Brown spine with off-white text; Dust jacket is covered with mylar and has some fraying at spine edges and at fore corners, rubbing along edges, as well as slightly sunned spine and price clipped front flap, but still intact; Cloth is moderately sunned on exterior but unmarked and strong panels; Text block has slightly age toned exterior edges but text pages are unmarked with good binding; pp 214.
East Lansing: Michigan State University Press, 1957. Octavo. VG/VG DJ. Light green spine with dark blue text/title; dustjacket is clean with minimal edgewear; dj is price-clipped on the upper lateral edge of the front inside flap; boards are strong and clean; binding is strong; textblock is clean. Pp. 208.
New York: The Platt & Munk Co., Inc., 1952. Octavo; G/Fair+; Green/tan spine with black text; Dust jacket has moderately rubbed exterior with small tear and fraying along edges, some tape at tail edge and on on front flap, creases and cracks on fore edges and lightly age toned rear exterior; Boards are generally clean with some slight rubbing at corners and spine edges, panels are strong and intact; Text block shows slight darkening and wear due to age with unmarked pages and tight binding; pp 180.
New York: A.L. Burt Company, 1915. Early Reprint. Octavo; pp 199; Good; blue spine with black text; no jacket; cloth has modest wear to exterior; some sunning to spine; rubbed corners; strong boards; text block has some age toning to exterior edges; frontispiece; cracking to front gutter; interior clean; illustrated;.
New York: E. P. Dutton & Co., Inc., 1957. first edition. Octavo; VG-/G; Off-white spine with black text; Dust jacket has sunned spine with slightly fraying edges, rear has light foxing along edges and light pencil mark on front, but overall clean and covered with mylar; Cloth has sunned spine with otherwise clean and intact panels; Text block shows light age toning along exterior edges with unmarked pages and tight binding; pp 192.
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.
New York: Random House, 1957. First. Small quarto; G-/Fair; cracked, fading green spine with white text; dustjacket has severe edgewear and tearing, chipping and fading to covers, most notably along spine, text is still slightly legible, covers have light staining and significant creasing and chipping, protective mylar covering; boards are slightly brittle with moderate bumping and rubbing/fraying to corners (cardboard visible), covers have moderate chipping and scratching, back cover has light staining, spine is split along back cover, has light chipping; textblock has light age-toning, light staining, occasional light finger-smudging throughout, hinges are split along front and rear paste-downs, pages beginning to loosen and detach from binding. K.T. CONSIGNMENT. SHELVED BEHIND FRONT DESK.
Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1986. First Edition. Signed by author on bookplate to front end paper. DJ front cover interior flap price clipped. Quarto; G/G; Gray spine with black text; DJ has brodart, multiple tears around edges/spine up to 1"; Boards strong, moderate rubbing to corners, some dark spotting/discoloration to edges; Textblock has gift inscription from previous owner on half title page, faint staining and foxing on exterior edges; Binding strong.
Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1945. 12mo; pp 210; G/Fair; sunned beige spine with black text; dust jacket has several chips to edges and corners; lightly soiled front and rear due to handling; cloth shows slight shelf wear to exterior, mostly toward edges; text block has light toning to exterior edges; tape and sticker residue to endpapers; previous owner's name to endpapers; illustrated;.
New York: E. P. Dutton & Company, Inc., 1951. 8vo; VG/VG; hardcover; brown spine with black and red text; dust jacket has moderate stains and tears to the corners and stains to the rear; boards have minor bumps to the corners and tips and a minor scratch in front but strong ; free front end-paper has an inscription of the authors, text block is clean; 184p.
Springfield: Mcloughlin Bros, Inc, 1948. Oblong Octavo; VG-/Hardcover; Blue cloth spine; Heavy shelf wear and age to boards, fraying along head and base of spine, rubbing and fading along surfaces, vivid illustration on front cover, fading to rear covers, dark marks and blemishes along rear board surface; Binding solid, age toning to pages and along page edges and sides, tear to pop-up on page 2 [US Naval Academy], bumping at corners; Age toning to text block exterior, text block clean, vivid color pop-up illustrations, 5 pop-up pages.
Brookfield, CT: Roaring Brook Press, 2003. First Edition. Thin Quarto; unpaginated; VG/VG; blue pictorial spine with red text; Coldecot winner, 2004; dust jacket show minor wear to edges; exterior clean; cloth shows light wear to exterior; strong boards; text block is clean; frontispiece; illustrated; interior lightly toned; inscribed by author with a doodle to ffep;.
Brookfield, CT: Roaring Brook Press, 2003. First Edition. Quarto, unpaginated; VG/VG; spine is pictorial with red lettering; dust jacket is in a mylar covering, has price uncut, '$17.95', has minimal wear along the top and bottom edges, binding and pages clear; signed by the author next to the title page; shelved case 14.
Minneapolis: The Buzza Company, 1927. Fourth Printing. Fourth Printing; Octavo; G/no-DJ; Spine is pictorial, no text, age-toned; Boards have bumping and rubbing to corners, sunned, scratches and marks, age-toned, edge wear, spine is sprung, design is clear; Text block has signs of handling, foxing, many gutters are split and the binding is very sensitive, age-toning, content is clear; pp 119.
New York: Rand McNally & Company, 1937. Octavo; G/no DJ; Hardcover w/out DJ; Spine, red with white print; Boards in red cloth with white print, wear to corners and spine caps, mild bump to rear bottom edge, light spotting on front, light shelfwear; Text block has spotting to front hinge, vendor label on rear pastedown, spine break at page 96; 159 pages, illustrated (b&w).
New York: Random House, 1964. Quarto; G/no DJ; Hardcover w/out DJ; Spine, white with red and green print; Boards in glossy illustrated paper, light wear to spine caps, plastic film tearing along front hinge, slight soiling; Text block has spotting to endpapers, shaken binding; unpaged, illustrated (color).
New York; Boston: Thomas Y. Crowell & Company, 1893. Oblong octavo (9.25"w x 7.25"h); good-/no dust jacket; off-white, soiled spine, no text; quarter-bound with blue boards showing title and design on front cover and blank rear cover; shelf wear and significant soiling to the boards; corners bumped; text block, clean; age-toning at the edges; dampstaining to tail edges of text block; illustrations in black-and-white; 79pp. --Offered as is.
New York: Algonquin Publishing Company, 1924. Thin,Square Octavo; VG/Wraps; Frayed spine; Moderate shelf wear to covers, slight marks on surfaces, now protected in transparent plastic slip bag; Binding intact, slight blemishes on parts of all pages; Age toning and minor marks to text block exterior, text block clean, vivid color illustrations.
New York: The Platt & Munk Co., Inc., 1944. Revised Edition. 10mo; pp 130; VG/G; yellow spine with black text; dust jacket shows minor chips to edges; modest shelf wear to exterior; mylar wraps; cloth has little wear to exterior; slightly rubbed edges; strong boards; text block has light toning to exterior edges; interior clean; illustrated;.
New York: The Viking Press, 1961. First Edition, First Printing. Octavo, 82 pages; VG/G-; spine yellow with green lettering; dust jacket protected with a mylar covering, price cut; wear on the dust jacket, including chipping to the top edge of the front, several closed tears to the top and bottom edges of the front and back, light staining to the front fore edge, and a small blemish within the authors name on the spine; clean interior with illustrated end papers; top edge of text block is colored red; shelved case 14.
New York: Harper & Row, Publishers, 1980. First edition. 12mo; pp ; VG-/G-; Light gray spine with red and black text; dust jacket has moderate wear to exterior, sunning to spine, chipping to edges, price clipping to front flap; cloth has minor wear to exterior, light sunning to spine; text block has minimal exterior edges; interior clean;.
1974. Quarto; G/no DJ; Hardcover w/out DJ; Spine, blue without print; Blue loose-leaf, three-hole punch, boards in blue plastic, some spotting, shelfwear; Text block composed of typed leaves, clean and tight; Published in 1988 by Ragweed Press as "The Magic Amethyst", ISBN 9780920304877; 249 leaves.