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.
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Tell Aviv: Mizrahi Publishers, 2009. Reprint. Quarto; VG-; red spine with black text; reprint; no jacket; cloth exterior shows slight general wear; soiling stain to front; lightly bumped corners; otherwise light edge wear; round yellow sticker to rear; sturdy boards; text block exterior edges have minimal wear; pictorial endpapers; interior clean; illustrated; pp 62; text in Hebrew.
Tournai: Casterman, 1966. Quarto; G/no DJ; Hardcover w/out DJ; Spine, yellow with black print; Boards in glossy illustrated paper, fading to spine, small tears to top and bottom of spine, wear to hinges, mild wear to corners; Text block clean and tight, mild age-toning to paper; Text in French; 62 pages, illustrated (color).
New York: Dodd, Mead & Company, c. 1882. Quarto; G/paperback; grayish beige spine without text; covers show mild soiling to exterior; some chipping to edges; red title and illustration to front; intact panels; text block edges have age toned slightly; frontispiece; good binding; interior lightly toned due to age; illustrated; pp 64.
New York: Limited Editions Club, 1949-1952. Limited Editions. Quarto, 15 vols.; G+; spines various colors, in full paper bindings; housed in 5 VG- red paper slipcases; 6 vols. ex-library, with usual marks; 9 vols. in publisher's original glassine wrappers; mild shelf wear and soiling; 9 vols. signed flat by Hersholt at colophon; individual vols. signed flat by Eichenberg, Jackson, Ardizzone, Rafaello Busoni, Lawson, or Ervine Metzl at colophon; pages clean; shelved above Limited Editions Club.
Plainview, NY: Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press, 1993. First Edition. Oblong quarto; unpaginated; VG/no-DJ; black spine with gilt text; papered front with illustration and black text; cloth shows slight sun fading to exterior, mostly to spine; text block has light wear to exterior edges; profusely illustrated; inscribed by artist.
Middlesex: Kestrel Books, 1975. First UK Edition. Thin Octavo; G; off-white spine with black text; first UK edition; no jacket; cloth exterior shows mild age toning, generally sunned toward edges; sturdy boards; slightly bumped corners; small stain to rear; minor adhesive residue to spine; text block edges have slightly age toned; pictorial endpapers; small price sticker to front pastedown; interior pages good; illustrated; unpaginated.
London: Penguin Books, USA Inc., 1991. 1st Edition. 8vo; VG/VG; hardcover; white spine with purple and black text; dust jacket has clear, mylar protective covering ; it also has moderate smudges and scratches; boards have a minor brown spot to the front otherwise clean and sturdy; text block is clean; 26p.
New York: Harper & Row, Publishers, Inc., 1983. First Edition. Octavo; pp 64; VG-/G-; green spine with orange text; dust jacket has mild wear to exterior; small chips to edges; price clipped front flap; cloth shows slight rubbing to edges; clean, strong boards; text block has light wear to exterior edges; frontispiece; interior clean; illustrated;.
Barcelona: Editorial Juventud, 1958. Second Edition. Large Octavo; G+; sunned red spine with gilt text; second edition; cloth shows modest exterior wear; gilt decorations to spine; slight lean to spine; text block exterior edges have mild age toning; pictorial endpapers; partial cracking to hinges; frontispiece; small chip to head fore corner to frontispiece; chip to gutter to tail edges to few early pages; illustrated; interior pages have mild toning; pp 158; text in Spanish.
Frankfort am Main: Rutten & Loening Verlag, 1928. Larger Thin Octavo; G-; red 1/4 bound spine without text; no jacket; front and rear shows modest age toning; titles to front in black; slight rubbing wear to edges; chipping to spine edges; front cover has slight cracking to front joint; sturdy boards; text block edges have slight age toning; pictorial endpapers; broken hinges; illustrated; pp 24; text in German.
Frankfort am Main: Rutten & Leoning. Large Octavo; G; red 1/4 bound marbled spine without text; published, possibly, c. 1900; no jacket; front and rear shows modest age toning; titles to front in black; worn edges; scroll border and illustration to front; rear has creasing to fore corners; sturdy boards; text block edges have slight foxing; few slight smudges to interior pages; good binding; illustrated; pp 32; text in German.
Garden City NY: Doubleday and Company, Inc., 1955. First U.S. Edition. Large Thin Quarto; G+/G; blue/beige pictorial spine with black text; first U.S. edition; dust jacket has modest rubbing wear to exterior; some smudges to exterior; minor chipping to edges; cloth overall has slight wear; slight soiling to tail edge; strong, sturdy boards; text pages exterior edges have age toning; pictorial endpapers; interior good; profusely illustrated; tight binding; pp 69.
New York: Atheneum, 1970. First edition. Octavo; First edition; G+/G; Hardcover with DJ; DJ spine, blue and pink with white print; DJ has mild edgewear, slight smudging on spine, light stain to front top edge; Boards in purple cloth with silver print, wear to spine caps, light bump to top corners, else clean and strong; Text block clean and tight; 151 pages, frontispiece, illustrated (b&w).
Boston, MA: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1941. First Edition, First Printing. Octavo, unpaginated; VG-/VG-; spine blue, with white lettering; dust jacket protected with a mylar covering; some shelf wear and soiling; corners bumped; small chips missing at crown and tail of jacket spine; small closed tears at lower edge of jacket back; some foxing to jacket overall; profusely illustrated in full color; pages clean; shelved above Case 14.
Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1941. Large, Thin Octavo; unpaginated; G/Poor; blue spine with beige text; dust jacket shows some sun fading to exterior; slight damp staining to front, mainly to edges; noticeable chips to head and tail edges; mylar wraps; cloth has some staining to fore edges; lightly sunned exterior; modest wear to edges; strong boards; text block has moderate toning to edges; minor staining to edges; vividly illustrated in color;.
Racine, WI: Whitman Publishing Co., 1928. 10mo; G/G-; red, beige, green pictorial spine with white text; dust jacket shows moderate exterior wear; slight stains to spine; some chips to edges; mylar wrapping to dj; cloth exterior has slight wear; some rubbing wear to edges; sturdy boards; text block has darkened overall due to age; partly broken front hinge; pp 212.
New York: Random House, Inc., 1966. Small Octavo; VG-/G; green spine with white and black text; dust jacket has slight exterior wear; some chips to edges; mylar wrap; cloth shows only light exterior wear; some rubbing to edges; strong boards; text block clean; pictorial endpapers; previous owner's name to front pastedown; stamped red "H" to front pastedown; frontispiece; illustrated; interior clean; pp 58.
New York: Harper & Brothers, 1890. First Edition. 12mo; G; dark green spine with gilt text; decorative white scroll bands to spine; first edition; no jacket; cloth has mild wear to front; white scroll design borders front panel; some rubbing wear to joints; binding intact; rear panel has soiling stains; slight scratches to rear; straight boards; moderately rubbed head and tail edges; age toned exterior textblock edges; few smudges to lightly toned endpapers; frontispiece; small brown spot to several first pages to fore edge; dark gray scratch to copyright page; illustrated; interior pages good; pp 247.
Hyperion Books for Children, 1991. First edition. Octavo; First edition; VG/VG; Hardcover with DJ; DJ spine, purple with black print; DJ clean and bright; Boards in purple illustrated cloth, clean and strong; Text block clean and tight; Inscribed in ink by the illustrator on the first preliminary page; unpaged, illustrated (color).
New York: Frederick A. Stokes Company, 1897. First edition. Quarto; unpaginated. Publisher's original illustrated boards, cloth spine. Illustrated by Maud Humphrey. With six beautiful chromolithographic plates. Good+, boards soiled, worn at extremities, spine rubbed, binding worn/loosened at joints but attached via spine cloth. Some soiling to text, but illustrations clean and bright. Oversized order. Additional shipping and handling may be necessary for expedited/international orders. Economy international shipping unavailable due to size/weight restriction(s). Contact seller if you have any questions. NOTE: Shelved in Netdesk office, above Ephemera section.
Chicago, New York, Toronto: Wilcox & Follett Co., 1949. First Edition. 12mo; pp 282; G+/G; blue pictorial spine with white text; dust jacket has modestly sunned exterior; few chips to edges; mylar wrap; cloth shows little wear to exterior; strong boards; text block edges have mild foxing; previous owner's name to front and rear endpapers; illustrated endpapers; tight binding; frontispiece; illustrated; interior clean.
New York: Dodge Publishing Company. Octavo; Poor/no DJ; Hardcover w/out DJ; Spine, black with gold print; Boards in black cloth with gold print, tattering to spine caps, corners and edges, stains on rear, shelfwear; Text block has bookplate on front pastedown, pencil scrawl inside of front flyleaf, some b&w illustrations have crayon applied to them, about half of the color plates are missing, front and rear hinges are cracked, shaken binding, intermittent spine breaks, age-toning to paper; vii, 120 pages, illustrated (b&w drawings, color plates).
London: Boy's Own Paper Office, 1909. Large Octavo; pp 824; G-/no-DJ; brown spine with gilt text; bound book of individual editions for one year; original publisher's cloth has slight soiling to exterior; rubbed corners; beveled edges; gilt and black embossed illustrations to spine and front; sturdy boards; text block shows foxing to exterior edges; some foxing sprinkled throughout, mostly toward first and last few pages; pictorial endpapers; cracking to gutters; frontispiece; previous bookshop's sticker to rear pastedown; profuse with drawings, paintings and some photographs; additional shipping may be necessary due to size/weight restrictions for international/expedited orders.
New York: Golden Book/Western Publishing Company, Inc., 1991. Thin Quarto; VG-; pp 61; blue/beige pictorial spine with yellow text; no jacket; cloth has slight wear to exterior; previous bookshop's sticker to rear; worn corners; strong boards; text block edges have light wear to exterior; pictorial endpapers; illustrated; interior clean.
New York: Golden Press, Inc., 1962. Larger Octavo; VG-; pp 152; off-white spine with blue text; volume 5; odd volume; no jacket; cloth exterior has slight soiling; some foxing to joints; strong, straight boards; minor edge wear; text block exterior edges have mild tone; pictorial endpapers; tight binding; profusely illustrated; interior clean.
London: Faber and Faber Limited, 1968. Reprinted. Large Octavo; VG-/G; black, red, blue and white pictorial spine with black and white text; reprinted; mylar wrap to dust jacket; dust jacket exterior has modest exterior wear; some soiling to rear; minor edge wear; price clipped front flap; cloth shows minimal exterior wear; very light edge wear; textblock exterior edges have slightly yellowish tone; previous bookshop's small stamp to ffep; gift inscription to verso to ffep; interior pages clean; illustrated; pp 285.
Seoul: Borim Publishing Company, 1996. Large Thin Octavo; VG-/VG-; yellow spine with black text; dust jacket shows minimal exterior wear; mild dings to edges; small sticker to front flap; cloth clean; small sticker to rear; strong, straight boards; text block edges have minimal wear; small red mark to exterior tail edge; pictorial endpapers; interior clean; frontispiece; tight binding; illustrated; unpaginated.
Indianapolis: The Bobbs-Merrill Company, 1935. First edition. Octavo; 1st edition; Fair+/Fair+; Hardcover with DJ; DJ spine, blue with yellow print; DJ in mylar, tears at spine ends and flap corners, edgewear with creasing and slight tears to front top edge, smudging to rear; Boards in orange cloth with black print, wear to spine caps and corners, toning to spine, long tear to front hinge, else clean and strong; Text block has blue tinted top edge, bookplate on front pastedown signed by flautist Keith Bryan, light tanning to endpapers, small tear to front hinge, light age-toning to paper, else clean and tight; 260 pages, frontispiece, illustrated (2-color).
London, Edinburgh, Dublin: Thomas Nelson and Sons, c. 1911. Octavo; G+; Beige spine with gilt text; scarce; no jacket; cloth shows slight exterior wear, due to handling; full color illustrated paper label to front; minor wear to edges; good, secure binding; sturdy boards; text block exterior edges have age toned modestly; pictorial endpapers; some offsetting to endpapers; faint gift inscription to fep; frontispiece; minor pencil to title page; illustrated with color plates; pp 95.
New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1929. Reprinted. Octavo; G; dark brown spine with gilt text; no jacket; reprinted; cloth exterior shows modest rubbing wear; some whitish smudges to rear; lightly sunned spine; rubbed edges; good, sturdy boards; pictorial paper label to front; textblock exterior edges have moderately age toned; deckled fore edge; gift inscription to fep; some pages have few brownish stains; binding good; illustrated; pp 263.
Weinheim and Basel: Beltz & Gelberg, 1991. Octavo; pp 253; VG/G; Orange spine with red text; dust jacket has some rubbing to edges; mild wear to exterior; cloth has mild wear to exterior; strong boards; text block has light wear to exterior edges; light pencil to table of contents; illustrated; text in German;.
London: Pandora Press, 1983. First UK Edition. Large Thin Octavo; unpaginated; VG-; beige/yellow pictorial spine with black text; no jacket; cloth shows very slight wear to exterior; strong boards; text block has light tone to exterior edges; pictorial endpapers; light foxing to few first pages; interior clean; profusely illustrated in black and white;.
New York: Dodd, Mead and Company, 1917. 4vo., xii, 144pp.; VG; bound in publishers blue cloth with gilt ornamentation on front board, gilt lettering on spine and front board; 12 color plates with printed tissue guards, including frontispiece; 128 b/w and in 2 colors illustrations; bumping to head and tail of spine, corners; illustrated endpapers; protected with a mylar covering, DC consignment; shelved case 13.
New York: Dial Press, 1991. First Edition, First Printing. Large, Thin Quarto; VG-/Fair; gray spine with white and red text; first edition, first printing; dust jacket exterior shows some wear; several chips to edges; price clipped front flap; cloth exterior has mild wear; light bump to tail spine edge; text block has light wear; illustrated; unpaginated.
London: Marcus Ward & Co., 1875. First Edition. Octavo, 140 pages; VG-; spine brown with gilt and black lettering and design; spine cocked; full binding of brown cloth; front cover decorated with black and gilt tooling, and illustrated panel; mild shelf wear; missing chips from crown and tail of spine; mild soiling to covers; hinges split; binding else sound; fingerprint stains on half of pages; contains six tipped-in full color plates; previous owner's name on half title; contains original advertisements; shelved case 14.
Paris: Pierre Sechers, 1956. Octavo; G/no DJ; Hardcover w/out DJ; Spine, blue with black print; Boards in marbled paper and blue cloth with black print, mild wear to corners and spine caps, warping, spotting; Text block has torn hinges at endpapers, toning to endpapers, spine break at page 128, inscription in ink on front endpapers, clean text; This is a paperback (cover present) that has been bound in hard covers; Text in French; 137 pages, illustrated.
Boston, New York, Chicago: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1935. First edition, later printing. Octavo; pp 917; G/no-DJ; Moss green spine with black text to pink block; cloth has moderate wear to exterior, light sunning to spine, minor chipping to corners; text block shows some wear to exterior edges with light foxing, previous owner's book label to front pastedown; interior clean;.