New York: Harper Collins, 2002. FIrst Edition. Octavo; VG/VG; white spine with blue/red text; jacket has light rubbing on the front and back, light bumping to the head and tail edges, otherwise jacket has little to no wear; boards strong, bumping to the head and tail of spine; textblock clean; interior pages clean; pp 247; signed on title page.
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New York: Duell, Sloan and Pearce, 1942. First Edition, First Printing. Octavo, 283 pages; VG-/G+; spine blue with black lettering; dust jacket protected with a mylar covering, price cut; some chipping to corners, head and tail of spine, mild rubbing to hinges, boards; bookplate to ffep; small date stamp on ffep; SM consignment; shelved case 6.
New York: Duell, Sloan and Pearce, 1942. First Edition, First Printing. First Edition, First Printing. Octavo, 283 pages; G/Fair; SIGNED on front endpaper, blue cloth boards, slight moisture stain to fore-edge of front board and jacket. Book has tight binding, clean text block, light shelfwear and bumping to bottom edges. Blue DJ with black titles on spine has significant wear and chipping to edges and extremities; sunned spine, about 1/4 inch missing at top and bottom of spine with open tears at corners. [Modern First Consignment] Shelved in Netdesk office, above ephemera.
New York: Duell, Sloan and Pearce, Inc., 1948. First Edition. Octavo; pp 254; G+/G; gray/green pictorial spine with yellow text; dust jacket shows few chips to edges; slightly sunned exterior; price clipped front flap; mylar wraps has few cracks; cloth has little wear to exterior; slightly rubbed corners; strong boards; text block has light toning to exterior edges; interior clean;.
Garden City: Doubleday & Company, 1965. Octavo; G/G; Hardcover with DJ; Spine, tan with black and brown print; DJ in mylar, chipping at spine ends, small stains, price-clipped, shelfwear; Boards in green cloth with gold print, wear to corners, edges, and spine caps; Text block has red-tinted top edge (stained), slight stain to front edge, torn front endpapers along hinge, mild tanning to endpapers, clean text; 700 pages.
London: Mills & Boon, 1923. First Edition. Octavo; VG-/G+; Beige spine with black lettering; Jacket is age-toned and has some large tears to upper and lower edges of the spine, spine is greatly faded; Boards are very slightly bowed, some edge wear and bumping;Binding is sturdy; Text block is age toned, and somewhat foxed, but free of marks; 111 pp.
Milano: Garzanti, 1986. First edition. Octavo; G/G+; Hardcover with DJ; DJ spine, white with black print; DJ has light edgewear, minor crease to rear, slight age-toning; Boards in grey cloth, light peripheral tanning to front, minor crease to rear, else clean and strong; Text block has spotting to edges, slight age-toning to paper, else clean and tight; Text in Italian; 92 pages.
New York: The Orion Press, Inc., 1956. Octavo; G/G-; pp 212; yellow spine with red and black text; dust jacket has noticeable soiling to exterior; some chips to exterior; mylar wraps; cloth shows light sunning to exterior; strong boards; text block has light toning to exterior edges; light soiling to edges of endpapers; interior clean; illustrated.
New York: Crescent Books, 1988. Large, thin octavo; pp 62; G+/G; black spine with yellow text; full title: Aliens in Space: An Illustrated Guide to the Inhabited Galaxy; dust jacket shows mild wear to exterior; cloth has light smudges to exterior, due to handling; sturdy boards; text block has minimal wear to exterior edges; light foxing to first and last few pages; slight writing to ffep; profusely illustrated; signed by author.
New York: Farrar, Straus, Giroux, 1996. First edition. Octavo. VG/VG DJ. Orange, black, and gold text with gold text/title; dustjacket is clean with minimal edgwear; dj has protective mylar covering; boards are strong and clean; SIGNED by author on title page; binding is strong; textblock is clean. Pp. 262.
New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company, 1933. Octavo: G+/Fair: Blue and white spine with red text: DJ shows considerable wear with edges, head and tail taped together, significant creasing and chipping, small tears around edges, fading on the spine, interior flaps are bent and some torn with staining: Boards show bumping and shelfwear, some mild discoloration, but strong: Textblock has darkened with age, dust stains and foxing throughout, no apparent markings, folds or tears: Copyright 1933 with a second printing December 1933: 408 pp.
New York: William Morrow and Company, Inc., 1981. First Edition. Octavo; pp 214; VG/G; black spine with white and red text; dust jacket has moderate rubbing to exterior; light sticker residue to front; light toning to flaps; cloth shows light wear to exterior; strong boards; text block has very light wear to exterior edges; interior clean.
London: William Heinemann Ltd, 1983. Octavo; VG/VG Hardcover; Blue spine with image of land and sea, black text; Moderate shelf wear and age to dust jacket, price clipped at jacket flap; Moderate wear to boards, binding solid, age toned pages; Age toned text block exterior, text block clean; 185 pp.
New York, NY: Nan A. Talese / Doubleday, May 2001. First US Edition, Limited Edition. 8vo. VG/VG-. DJ spine is a half black segment with white tiltes and half white DJ spine with black lettering, joined by a mid-spine pictorial square. small closed cut near head, where white, edges a touch toned. black cloth HB spine with bronze imprinted titling, adjacent boards are brown. powder blue lined fep/ffep. SIGNED BY AUTHOR on a special page before half-title that states volume is 1 of 250 signed first edition books. solid form, bound well with clear textblock. 164 pp. ISBN# 0385491611.
New York: Random House, 1965. Early Book Club Edition. Octavo, 343 pages; VG/VG; beige DJ, black spine, black and maroon lettering to beige title block: covers protected by mylar; top edge of text block black; with "1/66" to front flap, "Publishers of the American College Dictionary and the Modern Library" to back flap, "First Printing" stated to copyright page, small debossed square to back cover, lacking "$5.95" to front flap,; shelved Case 2.
New York: Random House, Inc., 1980. Octavo; G+/VG; Lavender spine with black text; Dust jacket is covered with mylar and has slightly rubbed fore corners, otherwise clean and intact; Cloth has slight white spotting on panels with slight edge wear, otherwise panels are strong & sturdy: Text block has slight foxing on exterior edges and tightly bound, unmarked pages; pp 262. Dupont Circle overflow full-priced book.
New York: Random House, 1967. First Edition, First Printing. Tall octavo; VG/no-DJ; red spine with gilt text; comes in green slipcase (in VG condition, with some rubbing and sunning around edges); cover has some spotting; textblock has gift inscription on second endpaper, faint spotting around edges, otherwise clean; pp 63.
New York: Random House, 1965. First Edition. Octavo; pp 343; G/G; black/dark beige spine with black and burgundy text; dust jacket has mild wear to corners; slightly sun darkened exterior; mylar wraps; cloth shows slight shelf wear to exterior; lightly sunned spine; strong boards; text block shows slight age toning to exterior edges; deckled fore edge; frontispiece;.
New York: Random House, 1948. 2nd Edition. 10mo; pp 231; Fair/G-; black spine with beige text; author's first book; dust jacket shows rubbed exterior; some minor chips to edges; some staining to flaps; mylar wraps; cloth has slight soiling to exterior; black marking to head and tail edges; sturdy boards; text block has slightly age toned exterior edges; ex-library with markings inside, as is; some sticker residue to ffep; pouch to rear endpaper; library circulating card to rear pastedown; musty odor;.
Queensland, Australia: University of Queensland Press, 1988. First Edition. Octavo; pp 511; VG-/VG; dark green spine with white and orange text; dust jacket has slight wear to exterior, clean and intact, mylar wraps; cloth shows lightly sunned exterior, slight rubbing edges, strong boards; text block has age toned edges, light foxing to head edge, previous owner's name to ffep; interior clean.
New York, Evanston and London: Harper & Row, Publishers, 1964. First Edition. 10mo; pp 235; G+/G; ivory/black spine with red and blue text; dust jacket has slightly toned edges; some rubbing wear to edges; cloth shows only light sunning to exterior; sturdy boards; text block has light foxing to exterior edges; deckled fore edge; interior clean;.
New York: Harper & Brothers, Publishers, 1961. First Edition. Small Octavo; pp 215; VG/G; gray spine with black text; an Edwardian melodrama; dust jacket has moderate wear to exterior; mild wear to corners; lightly sunned spine; cloth shows only slight wear; lightly rubbed corners; strong boards; text block has slight toning to exterior edges; illustrated endpapers; interior clean; deckled fore edge;.
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1953. Octavo; Leather binding; VG; Hardcover; Brown spine with gold text; Save slight marks to the rear boards are clean sturdy; Front free end -paper has an inscription by the previous owner and pp.258-259 are severely tanned otherwise text block is clean; 262p. Shelved in Isle 8.
Boston: Little, Brown, and Company, 1980. 1st edition;. Octavo. VG/VG DJ. 1st edition; Light tan spine with red and green text/title; a small bit of red adhesive residue near the bottom of the dustjacket by the spine; dustjacket is mostly clean, aside from a small spot of brown residue on the front and mild edgewear; boards are strong and clean; INSCRIBED by author on the title page; binding is strong; textblock is clean. Pp. 248.
New York, NY: Doubleday, 1988. First. Octavo; VG/VG; Inscribed; White spine with black text; DJ clean with general shelfwear and edgewear, smudging on both covers, previous bookseller's price tag affixed to back cover, DJ protected by book jacket cover; Boards strong, clean; Textblock clean, author inscription to previous owner on title page; 273.
Paris: The Black Sun Press, 1930. Limited Edition. #72/370. Oblong Quarto, 114 pages; VG/G; in printed tan wrappers, red and black lettering to spine; with original glassine, parts torn or tattered; interior clean, with minimal foxing; Illustrated with six original color lithographs by Marie Laurencin; Copy #72 of 370 of the European edition, and of that, one of 300 printed on Rives paper; SH consignment; shelved case 0.
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.
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;.
New York: Clarkson N. Potter, Inc./Publisher, 1960. Large Octavo; pp 352; G-/Fair; blue spine with black and ivory text; dust jacket has some soiling to exterior; several chips to edges and corners, as is; separated at front joint, but still present, as is; slight soiling to rear; mylar wraps; cloth has some wear ti exterior; noticeable wear to edges; sturdy boards; text block shows slight toning to exterior edges; illustrated endpapers; previous owner's name to title page; illustrated; slight offset to pp 141-147, due to newspaper clipping laid in at pp 144-145.
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.
New York: Harper & Row, 1979. First U.S. edition. Octavo; First U.S. edition; G+/G+; Hardcover with DJ; DJ spine, illustrated with black print; DJ has mild edgewear, price-clipped, tanning to flaps; Boards quarter bound with blue cloth to spine and blue paper to boards, gold print, slight wear to spine caps, else clean and strong; Text block has slight spotting to edges, small stain on front flyleaf, else clean and tight; 164 pages.
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.