New York: Dick & Fitzgerald, 1858. First Edition. 8vo., 368pp., 4pp. ads; VG-; bound in brown/red cloth with gilt on front boar and spine; some rubbing and bumping; interior age-toned; binding slightly loose; previous owners information on ffep; This anthology of humor stories includes, unauthorized and uncredited, "Lewis Carroll’s” first book appearance (pp. 188-194). Carroll’s story, entitled “Novelty and Romancement: A Broken Spell,” had previously appeared, signed “Lewis Carroll,” in the British monthly magazine The Train in March of 1856.; shelved case 6.
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Boston: B.J. Brimmer Company, 1925. First Edition. 10mo; pp 55; VG-/no-DJ; black spine with black text to paper label; cloth has black 1/4 bound spine, light sunning to spine; red boards; boards shows moderate wear to exterior; some wear to edges; text block shows slight age toning to exterior edges; light toning to interior; tight binding.
New York and London: Harper & Brothers, Publishers, 1902. 12mo; pp 211; G-/no-DJ; light blue spine with blue text; green and red decorations to front; cloth has slight sunfading to exterior; chips to spine edges; some rubbing to corners; text block shows age toning; missing first two endpapers; illustrated; rear endpapers stuck together due to sticker residue; previous owner's name to rear pastedown; ex-library with markings inside; small tear to rear pastedown;.
Boston: Lee and Shepard, 1869. First Edition Printed In America. Octavo, , 192 pages; G; in publisher's gilt decorated pebbled green cloth; scarcely visible older rebacking with spine preserved, only head and tail noticable; original brown endpapers preserved; all edges of text block gilt; pencil name on ffep; tide-marks along top edge of all pages, does not impact text; The first edition printed in the US, following the extremely scarce 1865 British sheets given to Appleton from the suppressed version; With forty-two illustrations by John Tenniel; MF consignment; shelved case 2.
New York: Veritas Press, 1937. small square 4to., unpaginated, G-; matte paper boards, spine black with white (age-toned tan) lettering, light green boards with black lettering/color cat illustrations; heavy wear to boards—bumping/chipping/fraying to head and tail of spine, cocking to spine, boards cocked and shaken, cracked spine to back board (staples visible), binding intact, bfep attached yet somewhat fragile; noticeable brown staining mostly towards left-hand corner of front board, green crayon marking to illustration of front board; bumping/chipping/fraying to corners; mild age-toning to text-block, brown staining to top (likely water damage related to similar staining to boards), foxing to middle of fore-edge, light scratching to bottom-edge; foxing to turn-ins, turn-in to bottom right-hand corner of back paste-down creased and age-toned; black residue to starting hinge between verso of last page and recto of bfep at gutter (possibly water staining from black paper spine), tearing to staples at hinge; contains black and white and color illustrations likely by Ruth Carroll; frontispiece to title page; pub. 1937 to copyright page, later printing; permissions from the Chesapeake & Ohio Lines for "Chessie—the Chesapeake & Ohio kitten" and the Robertson-Deschamps Gallery for illustration to front board (a reproduction of Guido Gruenwald's etching "The Sleepy Cat") to acknowledgements page; small stain to copyright and acknowledgements pages; wear to endpapers, including aged paste staining to gutters, black marking to middle of front paste-down, black circular staining (likely water damage) to back paste-down; mild age-toning to interior, text/illustrations clear and legible; "Chessie" was a fictional cat character adapted from the orig. Gruenwald etching initially promoted as an advertising campaign that eventually became the official mascot of the Chesapeake & Ohio Railroad—Chessie first appeared unnamed in the September 1933 issue of Fortune Magazine with the caption "Sleep Like a Kitten"—the character's popularity resulted in CHESSIE, written and illustrated by Ruth Carroll (pub.1936) followed by CHESSIE AND HER KITTENS in 1937; shelved Case 14.
Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1943. First. Octavo; VG-/G+ Hardcover w/ dustjacket; Green and Yellow spine with White and Yellow text; Dustjacket has moderate edgewear, moderate shelfwear, closed tear along spine, Open tear along fore edge of back cover, faint stains on back cover, bending to top corner of front interior flap, foxing along interior edges; Boards strong, slight edgewear, faint stains on both covers and spine, otherwise clean; Textblock has slight age toning, foxing along all edges; 312 pp.
New York: Harper & Brothers, 1944. First Edition. Octavo; pp 311; G/Fair; black spine with beige text; dust jacket has several chips to edges; some soiling to exterior, mostly browning to rear; slight sunning to exterior; cloth has light sunning to exterior; minor rubbing to corners; text block shows browning and foxing to exterior edges; deckled fore edge; light toning to interior.
New York: HarperCollins Publishers, Inc., 2001. First Edition, First Printing. Octavo; pp 257; VG/VG; green/brown/orange spine with white text; dust jacket shows light wear to exterior; some rubbing to exterior; mylar wraps; cloth has little wear to exterior, mostly to edges; strong boards; text block has slight shelf wear to exterior edges; remainder mark to exterior head edge; interior clean; signed by author;.
London, New York, Toronto: Abelard-Schuman Limited, 1962. First Edition. Large Octavo; pp ; VG/G; purple spine without text; dust jacket shows slight sunning to exterior; minor chips to corners; slight rubbing to edges; price clipped front flap; mylar wraps; cloth has light sunning to exterior; strong boards; text block shows light wear to exterior; blue pictorial endpapers; frontispiece; interior clean; profusely illustrated.
New York: William Morrow and Company, 1946. First. Small octavo; G-/G-; blue, tan and green illustrated spine with black text; dustjacket has significant edgewear with fraying and tearing, tape to corners and back cover, creasing along edges and spine, chipping and staining/age discoloration to covers, dustjacket is wrapped in protective mylar covering; boards have moderate soiling and chipping to covers, bumping to corners; textblock has moderate age toning to pages, foxing to edges and paste-downs/free-end papers. 372pp.
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1940. First edition. Octavo; First edition; G/no DJ; Hardcover w/out DJ; Spine, tan with black print on paper label; Boards in green cloth with paper labels, peripheral tanning and fading to spine, tattering to spine caps, wear to corners, mildly cocked spine; Text block has brown-tinted top edge, slight peripheral tanning to endpapers, clean text; viii, 295 pages.
Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1918. First Edition, First Printing. Octavo, xiii, 418 pages; VG; bound in publisher's brown cloth, light brown lettering; mild wear and rubbing to boards; spine slightly cocked; slight bumping to cloth on spine; The first printing was split between the illustrations being printed on glossy paper versus text paper. The copy has the author's preferred version, the text paper; WD consignment; shelved case 2.
Boston and New York: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1925. Limited Edition, 212/365. Octavo; G/no-DJ; pp 87; sun faded black spine with gilt lettering to paper label; rare; cloth has moderate chipping to edges, marbled boards; text block shows age toning to edges, some shadow toning to first and last few pages, deckled fore edge; interior clean.
London: Hamish Hamilton Ltd, 1973. First UK Edition. Octavo; pp 760; G/G; blue spine with white text; dust jacket shows noticeable wear to edges; rubbing to exterior; price clipped front flap; small price sticker to front flap; cloth has slight sunfading to exterior; strong boards; text block shows slight toning to exterior edges; interior clean.
London: Michael Joseph, 1956. First Edition. 10mo; pp 207; G/Fair; red pictorial spine with black text; dust jacket has mild wear to exterior and corners; lightly sunned spine; mylar wraps; cloth show clean; strong boards; text block shows lightly toned exterior edges; previous owner's name to ffep; interior clean;.
New York, NY: Harper & Row Publishers, 1982. First Edition. Octavo; VG/VG-; Inscribed; Brick illustrated spine with black text; DJ clean with general shelfwear and edgewear, chipping at both ends of spine, tail corner of front inside cover flap clipped; Boards strong, clean; Textblock clean, author inscription to previous owner on front free endpaper; pp 120.
New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1896. First Edition. 8vo., 401 pages; G; bound in publishers aqua cloth, spine has white lettering; rubbing to corners, sun-fading to spine; ads in rear uncut; slight fraying to head and tail of spine; water-stain to upper fore corner, going through entire volume, stain to front cover and rear cover, very small amount on interior, does not impact text; top edge of text block gilt, others uncut; boards shaken, with webbing partially visible on pastedown gutters; MA consignment.
New York, NY: G.P. Putnam's Sons/The Knickerbocker Press, 1905. Octavo; VG-/no-DJ; Maroon spine with gold text; Boards strong, clean, rubbing at corners and along edges of spine, worn areas on the back cover, small stain along the tail edge of back inside cover; Textblock darkened by age, otherwise clean, inscription to previous owner on front free-end page, light foxing and staining, as well as some sticker residue on the front pastedown and the front free-end page, small tear on the final page of the text at the tail edge, front inner hinge slightly cracked, back inner hinge partially cracked, light foxing along the tail edge of the textblock; pp 212.
New York: HarperCollins, 2005. First Edition. Octavo: VG/VG: Black spine with red and blue text: DJ is in mylar sheath, clean with mild shelfwear: Boards are strong and clean, light edgewear, binding solid: Textblock is clean, deckled along fore edge, title page signed by the author: First Edition: 298 pp.
Philadelphia: Kurt Gaebel & Sons, 1967. Number one thousand and three of thirteen hundred copies. Number one thousand and three of thirteen hundred copies; Octavo; VG+/no-DJ (slipcase); Spine is thin, tan, and fabric edge of slipcase, no text; Slipcase is sunned, general lights signs of shelf wear, some very light rubbing, sturdy and intact; Boards Have very little signs of shelf wear, some minor rubbing to boards and edges here and there, joints and hinges are strong, design is clear; Text block shows minimal signs of handling, some very light age-toning, content is clear, binding is strong; pp 30.
Philadelphia: Albert Oldach & Son, 1963. Number eleven hundred and twenty one of thirteen hundred. Number one hundred and fifty eight of thirteen hundred copies; Octavo; VG+/no-DJ (slipcase); Spine is fabric, thin, and yellow edge of slipcase, no text; Slipcase is sunned, general lights signs of shelf wear, some very light rubbing, sturdy and intact; Boards Have very little signs of shelf wear, some minor rubbing to boards and edges here and there, spine is sunned, joints and hinges are strong, design is clear; Text block shows minimal signs of handling, some very light age-toning, content is clear, binding is strong; pp 32.
Philadelphia: Oldach & Son, 1965. Number one hundred and three of thirteen hundred copies. Number one hundred and fifty eight of thirteen hundred copies; Octavo; VG+/no-DJ (slipcase); Spine is fabric, thin, and light green edge of slipcase, no text; Slipcase has some general marks and small stains, general lights signs of shelf wear, some very light rubbing, sturdy and intact; Boards Have very little signs of shelf wear, some minor rubbing to boards and edges here and there, spine is sunned, joints and hinges are strong, design is clear; Text block shows minimal signs of handling, some very light age-toning, content is clear, binding is strong; pp 44.
New York: Overlook Duckworth, Peter Mayer Publishers, Inc, 2007. First Edition. Octavo; VG/VG Hardcover; Black spine with gold and silver text; Moderate shelf wear to dust jacket otherwise clean and intact; Boards are strong and clean, binding solid, [SIGNED BY AUTHOR] on title page; Text block clean; 304 pp.
New York: Pantheon Books, 1945. Reprint. Reprint; Octavo; VG-/No-DJ; Spine blue with black spine label with gold text; Boards have light edge wear, scratches and some marks, joints and hinges are strong; Text block has light age-toning, content is clear, signing is in blue ink, binding is strong; pp 282; Additional shipping cost may be necessary due to size/weight restrictions.
Norwalk, CT: Easton Press, 2009. Limited Edition, #217/425. Folio, 554 pages.; VG; bound in fine cream genuine leather with bright gilt spine title; gilt text block; marbled endpapers; silk ribbon; housed in publishers green clamshell case; with Declaration of Authenticity loose within, containing matching limitation number; printed on Mohawk Ultrafelt warm white paper specially milled by Mohawk fine Papers; bound in Specially-crafted leather imported from Italy; Contains the complete works of Chaucer, including the Canturbury Tales, all 87 woodcuts by renowned Victorian-era artist, Sir Edward Burne-Jones, the borders, decorations, and initials drawn by William Morris himself, the unique typeface created by Morris specifically for this masterpiece, a magnificent Morris-designed cover; in excellent condition; heavy, please contact for shipping costs; shelved above case 3.
Lanham, MD & London: University Press of America, 1991. Octavo: VG-/no-DJ paperback: Navy blue spine with white text: Covers are clean with general shelfwear, slight fraying to corners and head and tail of spine, crease on front cover by upper corner, bumping to back corner that slightly impacts textblock, binding solid: Textblock exterior has some light smudges to tail edge else clean, pages clean and unmarked: 388 pp.
New York: Golden Press, Inc., 1961. Large Octavo; pp 139; G/no-DJ; pinkish beige spine with multicolored text; cloth shows modest soiling to exterior; sticker residue to front; sturdy boards; some wear to edges; text block shows slight shelf wear to exterior edges; pictorial endpapers; frontispiece; interior clean; profusely illustrated;.
New York, NY: Covici-Friede, 1930. Large Hardcover Quarto; VG-; Beige boards with gilt text; Boards show foxing and rubbing on front, back and spine, corners slightly bumped, spine slightly cocked; Text block age toned, foxing and shadowing on end papers and paste downs, text and illustration legible and clear; pp 250. Additional shipping is needed for expedited / international orders. Book(s) too heavy/ large to ship via economy international shipping methods. For international/expedited orders, please inquire for rates.
London: W. Pickering, 1822. First Pickering Edition. 8vos., 5 volumes; VG; 3/4 bound in green leather, marbled boards; paneled spine with gilt lettering, green leather age-toned to olive; marbled endpapers; mild shelfwear, primarily to head and tail of spine, corners; rubbing to marbled boards, some minor chips and wear; top edge of text block gilt; frontispiece in volume 1; slight age-toning to pages; wear to board edges; shelved above Sociology.
Boston & New York: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2016. First Edition. Octavo: VG-/VG: Off white spine with red flowers with green leaves and vines, brown text: DJ is clean with general shelfwear: Boards are strong and clean, rubbing to edges, light bumping to head and tail of spine, bidning slightly shakey but still solid: Textblock exterior has small dark smudge along tail edge else clean, title pages inscribed by the author, rest of text unmarked: First Edition: 561 pp.
New York: John Lane Company, 1910. Octavo; VG-/Hardcover; Red spine with gilt text; Heavy age and shelf wear to covers, fraying along sides, edges and corners, bumping at corners, marks and heavy rubbing to surfaces; Binding cocked, toned pages; Age toning and darkened text block exterior, text block clean; 403 pp.
New York: John Lane Company, 1914. First U.S. edition. 12 mo. VG/no DJ - hardback. Age-toned orange/red spine with dark brown text/title; boards are strong and clean; pencil writing on the front pastedown; pen writing on the front free end page; small bookplate by the inner hinge on the front pastedown; binding is strong; textblock is clean. Pp. 320.
Dallas: Southern Methodist University Press, 1998. First edition. Octavo; pp 211; VG/VG; beige spine with blue & ivory text to a burgundy panel; dust jacket has very minor wear to exterior and edges, light sun fading to spine; cloth has very slight wear to exterior, light sun fading to spine; text block shows very slight wear to exterior edges, interior clean; inscribed & signed by author;.
Naperville: Sourcebooks Landmark, 2011. Octavo; G/G; Hardcover with DJ; DJ spine, cream with black print; DJ has edgewear, small tear at bottom of spine, else clean and bright; Boards in cream paper with black print, wear to corners and spine caps, edgewear, spotting/shelfwear, mildly cocked spine; Text block clean and tight; Inscribed in ink by the author on the half-title page; Signed in ink by the author on the title page; 500 pages.
New York: Sheed & Ward, 1954. Octavo; VG/VG-; Thin Off white spine with dark blue text. DH has age toned, general shelf wear, edge wear, foxing present, no major tears; Boards have rubbing to edges, bumping to corners, apart from that, clean binding strong; Textblock has age toning, otherwise, clean, free of marks on pages; pp 64.
Wichita, KS: Watermark Press, 1991. First Edition. Small Octavo: VG/VG: Black spine with white text: DJ is in mylar sheath, clean with mild shelfwear: Boards are strong with some dust staining, rubbing to edges, binding is tight: textblock exterior is clean, title page signed by the author, rest of pages unmarked: First Edition: 252 pp.
New York: Simon and Schuster, 1958. Octavo; First printing; G/G; Hardcover with DJ; DJ spine, black and orange with white print; DJ has mild edgewear, smudging, rubbing; Boards in brown cloth and black paper with copper print, slight wear to spine caps, slight shelfwear; Text block has orange-tinted top edge, light tanning to endpapers, else clean and tight; 244 pages.
New York: Macmillan Publishing Co., Inc., 1973. First edition. Small Octavo; VG-/VG-; Dust jacket has slightly age toned edges, sticker near tail edge of spine, and minimally rubbed exterior & edges; Boards have minor shelf wear and is sturdy with strong panels; Text block is lightly ivory toned with unmarked pages; Library stamps on rear pastedown; pp 154.
New York: Simon and Schuster, Inc., 1956. First Edition. Octavo; pp 218; G-/Fair; black/ivory spine with ivory text; dust jacket has light wear to exterior; price clipped front flap; light foxing inside dj; mylar wraps; cloth has slight foxing to exterior; lightly sunned spine; strong boards; text block has age toning; deckled fore edge;.
New York: Dodd, Mead and Company, Publishers, 1886. 12mo; pp 309; G/no-DJ; green spine with gilt text; cloth has slight sunning to spine; moderate wear to edges; original publishers cloth has some spotting to exterior; text block shows slight toning to exterior edges; illustrated; light ink to ffep; cracking to binding at page 170; top edge gilt.