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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;.
Paris: Librairie Hachette, 2001. Quarto; pp 42; VG-/no-DJ; red spine with grayish blue text; cloth has mild shelf wear to exterior; strong boards; text block shows little wear to exterior edges; pictorial endpapers; profusely illustrated; French text; interior lightly toned; inscribed by Laurent de Brunhoff, son of author;.
Cleveland and New York: The World Publishing Company, 1963. First. Thin quarto; G+/no-DJ; orange spine with black text; boards are strong with light fading and age-toning, light scratching and scuffing, bumping and rubbing to corners, light staining; general textblock is clean with light age-toning, back paste-down has small note in pencil from previous owner in upper left corner; unpaginated. Book is missing dustjacket.
Buenos Aires: Aguilar, Altea, Taurus, Alfaguara S.A., 2005. Booklet [4x8]; pp 93; G/no-DJ; white/blue spine with black text; covers have light sunning toward edges; some wear to exterior; text block shows light age toning to edges; previous owner's name to ffep; light pencil; illustrated; Spanish text.
Garden City: Doubleday & Company, 1944. Square quarto. VG/Fair DJ. Brown and orange spine with black text; dj has multiple tears, with the largest extending 1.5 inches on the back and smaller areas that are rubbed away; more significant number of tears around the edges close to the dj flaps; dj is price-clipped on the front inside flap; some moderate edgewear around the spine and corners; some moisture exposure staining on the back pastedown and back free end page; binding is strong; textblock is clean.
Indianapolis: Bobs-Merrill Company, 1956. 1st edition. Octavo. VG/VG DJ. Comes with a red slipcase; Blue, tan, brown, and white spine with illustration of swords and tan and black text/title; dustjacket is mostly clean with mild edgewear; boards are strong and clean; pencil writing on front pastedown; binding is strong; textblock is clean. Pp. 263.
Garden City: Doubleday, 1971. Quarto; VG/VG; yellowed spine with red and black text; jacket has age toning, rubbing, wrinkling on back, small closed tear at back head edge; boards are strong and clean, slight bumping along tail edges; textblock has age toning, ex libris plate on front pastedown, otherwise clean.
New York: Viking Press, 1957. First Edition. thin 4to. picture book, unpaginated, VG-/VG; DJ, white lettering to blue spine; wear to hinges of spine and fore-edges of covers, age-toning to fore-edges, closed tears/creasing towards head and tail, slight material loss to corners, scattered light foxing/minor staining to covers; "$2.25" to front flap; DJ protected by mylar; green cloth boards, black lettering to spine; fading to margins and corners of boards, light foxing to corners; very mild bumping to corners; shelved Case 14.
Paris: Edite Par Marcus, 1944. Fair. Thin squarish 4to in off-white boards, no title on spine. Significant agetoning and foxing to boards, chipping along edges and spine, spine splitting, some light pencil marking and moisture staining to front. TEXT IN FRENCH. Profusely illustrated in full color. Foxing to endpages and to outer edge of most pages throughout. Shelved in Case # 13 (in a plastic bag).
London: Hodder and Stoughton, ca. 1912. Thick folio in beige hardcovers with black letters on spine; VG; some discoloration on boards and general fraying on edges; end pages discolored; light foxing on title page; thick paper with text in large print; tipped-in illustrations clean; pp. 120; a good copy by the famous Victorian illustrator; shelved in Case # 14; please contact us for shipping costs; DC consignment.
London: Hodder & Toughton, 1909. Limited Edition. large 4to., unpaginated; VG; spine tan with gilt lettering; bound in publishers white buckam with a pictorial stamped in gilt on front cover; spine has some wear and aging, cracking to head and tail; publishers gilt emblem on back cover, printed on inside boards and endpapers; top edge of textblock gilt, others uncut; no slipcase; 25 tipped in plates in excellent condition; of the 750 copies signed by Edward J. Detmold, this is no. 8; DC consignment; shelved case 14.
Philadelphia: Henry Altemus Company, 1900. Octavo; G-/no DJ; Hardcover w/out DJ; Spine, white (soiled) without print; Boards in white, illustrated cloth with gold print, smudging, soiling, spotting, worn and tattered corners, edges, spine and spine caps, small surface tear to front near lower edge; Textblock has spotting and torn hinges at front endpapers and spotting rear endpapers, name in ink on front endpapers, occasional spotting/foxing to pages; 64 pages, illustrated, b&w plates.
Geneva, Switzerland: Edito-Service S.A., n.d. First Editions Thus. 8vos., 35 vols., VG-; quarter-bound, dark brown five-paneled faux-leather spines, maroon faux-leather boards, gilt lettering/motif/borders/text-blocks, orange silk ribbons: mild shelfwear to boards of most volumes (see notes for Vols. 2 and 15); mild shelfwear to text-blocks; very light age-toning to margins, text unaffected; INCOMPLETE SET, 35 out of 36 vols. (lacks OLIVER TWIST); LIST OF TITLES WITH NOTES: (1) AMERICAN NOTES / PICTURES OF ITALY; (2) BARNABY RUDGE I [rubbing to boards, gilt tooling affected, Dickens facsimile signature to front board mostly obscured; mild aged-dust residue to boards, turn-ins, and front endpapers; aged-dust soiling to preliminaries, very occasional minor dust-spotting to interior, text unaffected]; (3) BARNABY RUDGE II; (4) BLEAK HOUSE I; (5) BLEAK HOUSE II; (6) A CHILD'S HISTORY OF ENGLAND; (7) CHRISTMAS BOOKS; (8) CHRISTMAS STORIES I; (9) CHRISTMAS STORIES II; (10) DAVID COPPERFIELD I; (11) DAVID COPPERFIELD II; (12) DOMBEY AND SON I; (13) DOMBEY AND SON II; (14) EDWIN DROOD / MASTER HUMPHREY'S CLOCK; (15) GREAT EXPECTATIONS [rubbing to boards, gilt motif to bottom margin of front board affected; gray scattered residue to bottom half of back board; aged-dust residue to turn-ins and front endpapers, slightly more so than Vol. 2; aged-dust soiling to preliminaries, very occasional minor dust-spotting to interior, text unaffected]; (16) HARD TIMES; (17) LITTLE DORRIT I; (18) LITTLE DORRIT II; (19) MARTIN CHUZZLEWIT I; (20) MARTIN CHUZZLEWIT II; (21) MISCELLANEOUS PAPERS I; (22) MISCELLANEOUS PAPERS II; (23) NICHOLAS NICKLEBY I; (24) NICHOLAS NICKLEBY II; (25) OLD CURIOSITY SHOP I; (26) OLD CURIOSITY SHOP II; (27) OUR MUTUAL FRIEND I; (28) OUR MUTUAL FRIEND II; (29) PICKWICK PAPERS I; (30) PICKWICK PAPERS II; (31) SKETCHES BY BOZ I; (32) SKETCHES BY BOZ II; (33) A TALE OF TWO CITIES; (34) THE UNCOMMERCIAL TRAVELLER; (35) REPRINTED PIECES; frontispiece, all volumes; set measures approx. 55 in., please contact us for shipping costs; SHELVED AISLE 10.
New York and London: Charles Scribner's Sona, 1935. Octavo; pp 208; G+/no-DJ; black spine with gilt text; cloth shows mild shelf wear to exterior; some soiling to exterior; slight rubbing to esxterior; black titles with illustration to paper label to front; text block has slight age toning to exterior edges; deckled fore edge; pictorial endpapers; previous owner's name to ffep; frontispiece; illustrated;.
London: Sir Isaac Pitman and Sons Ltd, 1965. First Editon. Octavo; VG/no-DJ; spine white (with partial image from front) and pink, blank; boards strong, fairly clean, some wear at spine head and tail, some wear on back joint of spine, minor edgewear; textblock clean, no marks or writing, no stains. no pagination.
New York: Arco Publishing Company, 1972. First Arco printing. Octavo; pp 235; G+/G-; Green spine with black text; dust jacket has rubbing and minor chipping to edges; cloth has slight shelf wear to exterior, light sunning to spine; text block shows moderate wear to exterior edges, previous owner's book plate to front pastedown, slight numbers stamped to ffep, pencil to pp 28-30, 44-46, 92-93, 104;.
New York: Random House, 1940. Octavo; G-/no DJ; Hardcover w/out DJ; Spine, green without print; Boards in green illustrated paper and green cloth, edges and corners worn and exposed, surface scratches, shelfwear, slight staining to spine, wear to spine caps; Text block has slight smudge to front flyleaf, mild smudging to some pages, two pages have bottom outside corner clipped; unpaged, illustrated (color).
New York: Grosset & Dunlap, 1932. Octavo; G/no DJ; Hardcover w/out DJ; Spine, tan with brown print; Boards in tan cloth with brown print, bumps to outside corners and spine tail, wear to spine caps, some edgewear, cocked spine; Textblock has blue-tinted top edge, slight spotting to front and bottom edges, penciled prices on endpapers, shaken spine, intermittent spine breaks, stain to bottom and right edges of pp. 96-117; iv, 213 pages, frontispiece.
New York: Grosset & Dunlap, 1940. Octavo; G/no DJ; Hardcover w/out DJ; Spine, tan with brown print; Boards in tan cloth with brown print, bumped and frayed outside corners and spine caps, slight spotting and smudging, cocked spine; Textblock has blue-tinted top edge, slight spotting to front and bottom edges, pen and pencil markings on front endpaper, mild spotting/smudging to some pages; vi, 218 pages, frontispiece.
New York: Grosset & Dunlap, 1927. First Edition, Early Issue. Octavo, 214 pages; Fair/none; bound in red cloth, green lettering to spine and front cover, shield design on front cover; moderate wear to binding, including fraying to corners and board edges, tear to middle of spine, spine faded and worn, fraying to head and tail of spine; lacking dust jacket; 214 pages plus six pages of ads at the rear. Three titles on the copyright page (Treasure, Cliff, Old Mill,which means very little, since additional Hardy Boy's titles didn't show up there utill 1931); ads at the rear with 29 Tom Swift titles - 7 Don Sturdy titles - 10 Radio Boys titles - 5 Garry Grayson titles - 5 X Bar X Boys titles. "t" in the word "talking" on line 12 of page 31 is complete;.
New York: Grosset & Dunlap, 1928. First Edition, First Printing, Early State. Octavo, 212 pages, 8 pages ads; VG/VG; spine beige with blue lettering; dust jacket protected with a mylar covering; small closed tear to lower edge of rear cover, Some interior repair to jacket tears along lower edge and spine, mild shelfwear to corners, head and tail of spine; First Edition, with blank endpapers, red cloth cover, white spine, Rogers art on dust jacket, 7 titles on front flap; presumed early issue from 1929, due to the 7 titles on the front flap listing through 'The Secret of the Caves and the 8 titles on the ad in the rear listing through 'The Mystery of Cabin Island'; in excellent condition; LP consignment; shelved case 14.
New York: Random House, 1955. Octavo; Fourth printing; G+/G+; Hardcover with DJ; DJ spine, illustrated with white and black print; DJ in mylar, mild edgewear, slight shelfwear; Boards in pink cloth with grey print, slight wear to spine caps, else clean and strong; Text block has green-tinted top edge, small surface tear to front flyleaf, else clean and tight; 182 pages, illustrated.
Milwaukee, WI: Gareth Stevens Publishing, 1988. North American First Edition. slim, oblong 8vo. VG+/ - no DJ. slick medium blue HC spine, has tiny black titles. largely pictorial covers, corners sharp and unabraded. text is brightly illustrated, mark-free. unpaginated, approx. 32 pp. ISBN# 0836811771.
Ohio: The House of Ideas, Inc., 1967. First Edition. Quarto picture book, unpaginated, VG-; blue and white pictorial matte paper boards, no lettering to spine: mild wear to boards; mild bumping to head, tail, and corners; age-toning/wear to text-block; light age-toning to edges of interior, texts and graphics unaffected; fully illustrated; shelved Front Counter.
United States: The Platt & Munk, 1938. Reprint. Reprint; Quarto; G+/no-DJ (as is); Spine is brown fabric with no text; Boards have general shelf wear, rubbing and bumping to corners, joints and hinges are sensitive; Text block has general signs of handling, some stains, age-toning, content is clear; pages are not numbered; Additional shipping may be necessary for expedited and international shipping.
Chicago: Random House, 1954. Reprint. Reprint; 12mo; G/no-DJ (as is); Spine is silver with no text; Boards have general shelf wear, rubbing and bumping to corners, joints and hinges are intact; Text block has general signs of handling, age-toning, a few open tears at corners, some pencil and pen, content is clear; pages are not numbered.
Chicago: Rand McNally and Company, 1953. Reprint. Reprint; 12mo; G+/no-DJ (as is); Spine is silver with no text; Boards have general shelf wear, rubbing and bumping to corners, joints and hinges are intact; Text block has general signs of handling, age-toning, some stains, some pencil and pen, content is clear; pages are not numbered.
Chicago: Rand McNally and Company, 1954. Reprint. Reprint; 12mo; G+/no-DJ (as is); Spine is silver and black with no text; Boards have general shelf wear, rubbing and bumping to corners, joints and hinges are intact; Text block has general signs of handling, age-toning, some pencil, content is clear; pages are not numbered.
New York: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1957. First Edition, First Printing. Octavo, 61 pages; VG-; bound in publishers blue cloth, no lettering on spine; one moderate bump to the middle of the front hinge; mild shelfwear; This edition was not issued with a Dust Jacket.; This educational edition predates the trade edition by 2 months (the trade edition was released March 1 1957 whereas the educational edition was released in January of 1957). In Dr. Seuss's own words, on June 11, 1956, he wrote to Random House: "Don't ever show this letter to anyone, but I've got a hunch . . . (very immodest) . . . Namely, according to Houghton-Mifflin, who will be releasing my First Grade Reader to schools early in Jan. or Feb., we've got a possibility of making a tremendous noise in the noisy discussion of Why Johnny Can't Read. The Random House trade edition won't come out until later, and the big noise may never come off." At the time, Random House did not use multiple binding signatures, hence the single signature binding of the first printing of the trade edition. Houghton Mifflin had already begun printing books with multiple signature bindings, this is why in later printings of the trade edition Random House actually copies the format of the Houghton Mifflin edition. Also note, Dr. Seuss on the front page is printed in red, as was the first trade edition, however it lacks the "for beginner readers" logo printed on the trade edition (a secretly added feature by Bennett Cerf to make the trade edition more appealing and to boost Random House sales).; Houghton Mifflin had possibly intended to release a children's book series called "Read by Yourself Books" in 1957, and there is a label on the rear cover stating so. shelved case 2.
New York: Random House, 1957. Large Octavo; Good; green spine with white text; no jacket; cloth has slight soiling to front; noticeable wear to edges; text block has mild wear to exterior edges; text pages clean; pictorial endpapers; previous owner's name to verso of ffep; frontispiece; illustrated; interior clean;.
New York: Random House, Inc., 1939. First Edition, Early Printing. Quarto, Unpaginated; G+/Fair; spine is faded gray; dust jacket is in a mylar covering, has severe damage with the front and back covers completely detached, with a small chunk of the spine remaining, has fraying around the edges and pencil markings throughout; binding has wear along the top and bottom edges, with minor fraying at the top and bottom of the spine; pages have pencil drawings on the first and last endpapers, original owner's name is written in marker on the ffep; TS consignment; shelved case 2.
New York: Random House, 1949. First Edition. 4to., unpaginated; G/none; spine white with black lettering; eight thin horizontal strips of tape holding wraps around the spine, two long vertical strips along both hinges on the lower half; rubbing and wear to all edges of boards; moderate wear to head and tail of spine; interior clean, with very light age-toning; SIGNED by Dr. Seuss opposing title page, with a drawing labeled 'Extra Special Oobleck'; TS consignment; shelved case 2.
New York: Random House, 1954. Octavo; G/G; Hardcover with DJ; Spine, orange with white print; DJ in mylar, small tears to spine ends, flap fold corners, front top edge, creasing, mild shelfwear; Boards in orange illustrated glossy paper, mild wear to corners and spine caps; Text block has inscription in ink on title page, else clean text; unpaged, illustrated (color).