New York: Thomas Nelson and Sons, 1928. 12 mo. VG/no DJ - hardback. Faded blue, yellow, and tan spine; covers are mostly clean although some of the illustration has slightly rubbed off; covers have minimal edgewear; boards are strong; binding is strong but part of the hinge is slightly loose by the title page; textblock is clean. Pp. 40.
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London: Blackie and Son Ltd. Quarto; G+ hardcover without dust jacket; green spine with no text; boards have strong stains to the rear and minor rubbing and bumping to the edges and corners; paste downs and free end-papers have severe stains; front free end-paper has an inscription; pages are discolored and limited gutters are slightly damaged but text block is in tact and pages are legible; 80p.
Chicago: Popular Mechanics Company, 1945. Octavo; G-/no DJ; Hardcover w/out DJ; Spine, faded red with yellow print; Boards in red cloth with yellow print, some fading, tattered outer corners and spine caps, spotting/shelfwear; Textblock has mild spotting to endpapers, owner name in ink on inside of front flyleaf, clean text; 224 pages, illustrated.
H.M. Caldwell Co., 1909. Octavo; G-/no-DJ; Light spine with dark blue text; Previous owner's name on title page; Boards have shelfwear such as lightly sunned spine with rubbed exterior and corners; Textblock is age toned with staining on first few pages at tail and fore edges, other small spots on page throughout.
New York: Thomas Y. Crowell & Co. The Jonas Series. 18 mo in Good+ condition; leaf design on blue cloth spine, with text in 2 gold color blocks, and a circular gold design at the tail; boards, minor shelf wear and bumping; light flaking at the corners and spine edges; text block, clean; toning starts; 180pp. NOTE: Title on spine reads The Jonas Books (gold color block), Caleb in Country (2nd block).
Philadelphia: American Sunday-School Union, 1851. 18mo; G-/no DJ; Hardcover w/out DJ; Spine, tan with gold print; In clear plastic sleeve, boards in green embossed cloth, cocked spine, tanning to spine, mild wear to corners, fore edge, and spine caps, fading to cloth, mild shelfwear; Text block has (water?) stain to lower half, name in pencil on endpapers, paper tanned with significant amount of foxing; 194 pages, frontispiece, illustrated.
Shanghai: Shanghai Children's Medical Center, 2001. Octavo; VG-/VG-; Green spine with white, orange, yellow text; Dust jacket has edge wear, some light stains and pencil markings; Boards have light foxing, abrasions along edges and at corners, board visible at one spot along tail edge; Foxing along edge of text block, interior is clean and undamaged; 156pp.
Chicago: Holmes Company, Publishers, 1927. Thin 12 mo in Good condition; white marbled spine, no text; children and pets (upper half), black text (lower half) comprise front cover; moderate shelf wear; small tears at head/tail of spine; ex libris marking [NO22] to head edge of front cover; name stamp of previous owner on FFEP; also inked to inscription page, dated 1934; -----A poem occupies the verso page, with a beautiful full-page color illustration appearing on the opposite page. A beautiful little book! Unpaginated (24 pages?).
USA: The Platt & Munk Co., Inc., 1932. na. 8vo. VG+/ - no DJ. small, tight square softcover, neatly stapled binding. bright ivory pages with illustrations in color and b/w with text. unpaginated, 11 illustrated pages including front cover, unsoiled blank ivory rear is p.12 clear inside, no marks or writing, an excellent copy, No. 3100-C in a series.
London: Joseph Masters, 1851. 12mo; G-/no DJ; Hardcover w/out DJ; Spine, brown with gold print, bottom portion becoming detached; Boards in brown cloth with gold print, spotting, bumped corners, tattered spine caps, spine tail becoming detached; Textblock has front flyleaf torn out, vendor label on front pastedown, rear endpapers torn along hinge, tanning to title page, foxing to other pages; variously paged, frontispiece, illustrated.
Boston: Lee & Sheppard, Publishers, 1863. 32mo; G-/no-DJ; Light brown spine without text; Cloth has rubbing wear & scratches, mostly spine, exterior front and less wear along edge with lightly sunned spine, panels are intact and strong; Text block shows darkened exterior edges, cracking along hinges from binding between pastedowns and front end papers, and light staining at tail edge toward hinge; pp 64. Shelved in Netdesk office, Ephemera Box J.
New York: Ottenheimer Publishers, Inc., 1978. Quarto; pp 45; G/no-DJ; white spine with blue text; cloth shows slight sunning to exterior; minor rubbing to edges; minor chipping to spine tail edge; strong boards; text block has light wear to exterior edges; frontispiece; profusely illustrated; pictorial endpapers.
Philadelphia: Henry Altemus Company, 1905. Thin octavo (6.5"w x 8.5"h); Good-/None; sunned tan spine with red text; corners lightly bumped; covers age-toned, with foxing along the edges; several spot stains; half-inch tears at head/tail of spine; text block, clean; toning starts; frontispiece color illustration (Jack's House); B/W text illustrations; 95pp.
Boston: Crosby, Nichols, and Company, 1856. 18mo; G-/no DJ; Hardcover w/out DJ; Spine, brown with gold print, bottom portion at hinge torn away; Boards in brown embossed cloth with gold print, worn, exposed corners, spine caps torn away, portion at bottom of spine torn away, spotting, shelfwear; Text block has spotting to edges, name in pencil on front endpapers, significant amount of foxing throughout; viii, 120 pages, frontispiece, illustrated.
Milano: Dami Editore, 1989. Quarto; VG-/no-DJ; Gold spine with black text; Boards have small indentations along edges and other minor edge wear, exterior has minimal rubbing and is overall clean with strong panels; Text block has only slight shelf wear, small tear at edge of rear end paper and sticker on rear pastedown, otherwise pages are clean with tight binding; pp 55. Italian language.
London: George Routledge and Sons. first edition. Thin octavo in brown hardcovers with country illustration on front cover; in good condition; front open gutter; paper slightly faded with minor foxing; each page illustrated in black and white drawings with legend at bottom; pp. 96; shelved in Children section.
New York: Allen D. Bragdon Publishers, Inc., 1986. 12mo; unpaginated; VG/no-DJ; red spine without text; glassine wraps show slight wear; cloth has minor wear to exterior; slightly age toned papered front with red text and illustration; very slight wear to edges; strong boards; text block has minimal wear to exterior edges; color illustrations; interior clean.
London: Frederick Warne & Co., 32mo; G-/no-DJ; Dark green spine without text; Cloth has rubbing wear & scratches on front head edge, exterior front and less wear along edge with lightly sunned spine, panels are intact and strong; Text block shows darkened exterior edges, cracking along hinges from binding between pastedowns and front end papers, and light pencil on pp 22, 34-35; pp 95. Shelved in Netdesk office, Ephemera Box J.
New York: Scholastic, Inc., 2004. First U.S. Edition. Quarto; VG-/G+; Blue spine with yellow text; Front free endpaper has previous owner's name; DJ has 1 inch closed tear at top front, 0.5 inch frayed tear at top front edge, slightly rubbed exterior; Boards have slight shelfwear, otherwise clean; Textblock is clean; pp 124.
London: Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge. 18mo; G-/no DJ; Hardcover w/out DJ; Spine, brown with gold print; Boards in brown cloth with gold print, mitred edges, worn corners and spine caps, slight tear at spine head, shelfwear, staining; Textblock has gilt edges, shaken binding, name in ink on front endpapers, clean text; 100 pages, frontispiece, illustrated.
Abrams, 1979. Octavo; G/no DJ; Hardcover w/out DJ; Spine, white with black print; Boards in glossy illustrated paper, mild wear to corners and spine caps, mild shelfwear; Text block clean and tight; “Adapted from “Gnomes” by Rien Poortvliet and Wil Huygen”— front pastedown; 6 double-page pop-ups, illustrated (color).
New York: Macmillan, Inc., 1988. Large Octavo; unpaginated; G/no-DJ; multicolored spines with black text; 20 volumes, including vol. 20, A Parents' Guide to Raggedy Ann and Andy's Grow-and-Learn Library [ISBN 1558021205]; vol. 1, Sunny Bunny Comes Home [ISBN 1558021019]; vol. 2, Little Bear's Problem [ISBN 1558021027]; vol. 3, Sam Lamb Moves Away [ISBN 1558021035]; vol. 4, Raggedy Dog to the Rescue! [ISBN 1558021043]; vol. 5, What Can A Camel Do? [ISBN 1558021051]; vol. 6, Babette's Scary Night [ISBN 155802106x]; vol. 7, A Very Close Call [ISBN 1885021078]; vol.8, Grouchy Bear's Parade [ISBN 1558021086]; vol. 9, The Box of Tricks [ISBN 1558021094]; vol. 10, Raggedy Dog's Bone [ISBN 1558021108]; vol. 11, The Jack-in-the-Box [ISBN 1558021116]; vol. 12, Play Ball! [ISBN 1558021124]; vol. 13, The Play in the Attic [ISBN 1558021132]; vol. 14, Raggedy Dog Learns to Share [ISBN 1558021140]; vol. 15, Raggedy Andy's Perfect Party [ISBN 1558021159]; vol. 16, The Sleepover [ISBN 1558021167]; vol. 17, The Birthday Surprise [ISBN 1558021175]; vol. 18, Bubbles Goes to the Fair [ISBN 1558021183]; vol. 19, Tim's Big Adventure [ISBN 1558021191]; boards have moderate rubbing to edges; vol. 1 has peeling tear to front due to sticker removal; vol. 7 has stains to rear fore edge; vol. 14 has 3.5 inch closed tear to rear joint; lightly sunned spines; strong boards; text blocks show light wear to exterior edges; pictorial endpapers; interiors clean; profusely illustrated.
New York, Philadelphia, London: various, see descr. below, 1879-1886. First Edition, magazine format. Octavo ("The Sunbeam," ("Picture Lesson Paper," "Illustrated Fly-Leaves"), Folio ("Sabbath School Visitor"). Newspaper magazine format. G. 2ff single-sheet inserts, profusely illustrated with beautiful steel-plate engravings. "The Sunbeam" (Philadelphia, Presbyterian Board of Education, earlier pub. dates not stated, final date: Jul 19, 1885)- each issue composed of large steel-plate illustration on front, followed by 2-3 stories and an "our bible lesson" section on rear page [VI- 304; VII- 313,315,318,319,321-328,331 (2x),333,337,338,344,346-349,353,361; VIII- 362-368,370-372,374,378,379 (1ff only),382,383,385,386,388,390,396,398,401,402,404,406-408,410,412,413; IX- 1,3,7-14,17,20-24,25 (2x),26,27,28 (2x),29,31-33,35-39,40 (2x),41-43,45-52; X- 2,3,4; XI- 29]. "Picture Lesson Paper" (New York, Phillips & Hunt, Mar 1882-May 1885)- each issue with large engraving on front, followed by "Berean Leaflet" section of Bible study and several children's stories with Biblical Allegory [XIII- 11,27,43; XIV- 1,13,14,19; XV- 39,44; XVI- 1C,1D,2A,2C,2D,3A,4A,4C,5D]. "Sabbath School Visitor" (Philadelphia, Presbyterian Board of Education, John A. Black, pub., Sep 1979-Mar 1886)- each folio-size issue with long story on front, generally in the adventure genre, with a large steel-plate engraving centered in the middle of the text block, followed by several short and medium-length, stories, all with Biblical allegory [XXX- 36,XXXII- 10; XXXV- 18,19,20; XXXVI- 4,14,18,19,21,22; XXXVII- 6]; "Illustrated Fly-Leaves" (London, S. W. Partridge & Co., pub. date not stated)- every page ruled with margins with quotes from Psalms, Isaiah, Chronicles, John, Luke, and Corinthians, large engraving on front, followed by 4pp. allegorical story [No. 61 only]. Moderate to heavy age wear to all issues, creasing and toning to fragile newspaper sheets. Some issues, especially of "The Sunbeam," detached along spine or middle creases. Pictures of several issues neatly colored in. Occasional child and adult writing on several issues. Each set of magazines in separate protective plastic sleeve. Overall, in Good condition, considering the nature and the age of this rare, ephemeral material. Shelved in Locked Cabinet 2/3, "Beatrix."
Morristown: Silver Burdett, 1986. Quarto. VG/VG DJ. Yellow, green, and black spine with black text/title; dustjacket is has some adhesive marks on the front and a small area of moisture exposure staining but otherwise clean; dj has mild edgewear; boards are strong and clean; stamp on the front free end page/title page; binding is strong; textblock is clean. Pp. 62.
New York: The Century Co., 1914. 8vo; G/no DJ; Hardcover w/out DJ. Red and gold decorative spine with black print; Boards in highly decorated embossed red cloth with gold and black illustration, worn and bumped corners, fading on spine, some smudging; Textblock clean, binding tight, front endpapers taped to spine, mild age-toning to pages, corners of some paged folded or torn away; paged viii, 577-1152, leaves of plates, highly illustrated (some color).
New York; London: The Century Co.; Frederick Warne & Co., 1911. Quarto; g/none; HB, brown leather spine with raised bands and gilt text, half bound with black boards; heavy shelf wear and bumping, toning to spine, boards rubbed and frayed, hinges cracked and weakened, chipping to leather on spine, front cover detatched yet present, HB now in clear plastic cover, toning to end pages and page edges, occasional staining and tearing to end pages, occasional pages partially torn from text block, but fully present, text block clean; pp 579-1152; photographs and illustrations; else very good.
New York; London: The Century Co., 1910. Quarto; g/none; HB, black leather spine with raised bands and gilt text, half bound with black boards; heavy shelf wear and bumping, toning to spine, boards rubbed and frayed, hinges cracked and weakened, heavy chipping to leather on spine, HB now in clear plastic cover, occasional staining to page edges, occasional pages partially torn from text block but present, toning to end pages and page edges, text block clean; 576 pp; photographs and illustrations; else very good.
New York; London: The Century Co., 1906. Quarto; g/none; HB, brown leather spine with raised bands and gilt text, half bound with black boards; heavy shelf wear and bumping, toning to spine, boards rubbed and frayed, spot staining to boards, hinges cracked and weakened, heavy chipping to leather on spine, HB now in clear plastic cover, occasional staining to page edges, toning to end pages and page edges, text block clean; 576 pp; photographs and illustrations; else very good.
New York: Harper & Brothers, 1841. first edition. 10mos. in brown hardcovers with gold letters and gilt on spine; condition: Good; moderate soiling and shelf wear; vol. 1 missing title page; previous owner's signature on first end page; engravings throughout; binding strong; paper foxed and faded; pp. 211 and 210; as is; shelved in Children section.
London: Dean & Son, 1976. Octavo; VG-/no DJ; Hardcover w/out DJ; Spine, yellow without print; Boards in glossy illustrated paper, small smudge to front, mild bump to lower spine corner, else clean and strong; Text block clean and tight; “Based on the BBC TV series ‘The Wombles’”— last page; unpaged, illustrated pop-up book, color.
Wisconsin: Samuel Lowe Company, 1955. Reprint. Reprint; 12mo; G+/no-DJ (as is); Spine is a red, yellow, green, and black pattern, 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 and pen, content is clear; pages are not numbered.
Rahway, New Jersey; New York: The Mershon Company. Reprint. 18mo; VG-/no-DJ; spine red with black lettering and simple black image; boards strong, clean, some speckling at top of back cover, spine cocked at the top, minimal edgewear; textblock has minimal wear, age toned, minor bumping on top and bottom edges, no tears or folding, list of other books in the series written on back of front free end paper, no other writing/underlining. pp. 205.
London & Philadelphia: J.B. Lippincott Company, 1929. 12mo; G-/Fair; Off-white spine with blue text; Dust jacket has sunned and smudged exterior with fraying edges, mostly along spine; Boards have heavily sunned spine with bumped corners and minor edge wear, otherwise panels are sturdy; Text block has slight foxing on exterior edges with unmarked pages; pp 248.
New York: Simon and Schuster, 1976. Thin Quarto; pp 96; G/G-; sunned light blue pictorial spine with black text; dust jacket has small chips to edges; some soiling to exterior; price clipped front flap; cloth shows mild wear to exterior; strong boards; text block has mild tone to exterior edges; pictorial endpapers; frontispiece; interior clean; profusely illustrated;.
New York: Holiday House, 1994. First editon. Octavo (oblong); First edition; G+/G+; Hardcover with DJ; DJ spine, blue and tan with black print; DJ in mylar, light edgewear, else clean and bright; Boards quarter bound with black cloth to spine and blue paper to boards, mild soiling to cloth, else clean and strong; Text block clean and tight; unpaged, illustrated (color).
USA: Harper & Row, Publishers, 1988. First American Edition. wide 8vo. VG+/VG+. black DJ spine with lime and light blue titles, jacket front color pictorial with ivory titles. light linen clothbound HB spine, blue and green type, with olive adjacent boards. medium green lined fep/ffep. the interior textblock with b/w illustrations. as is. 144 pp. ISBN# 0060200421.
New York: Merrimack Publishing Company. Octavo; G-/no-DJ; Light green spine w/o text; Boards moderately rubbed corners and edges, sticker residue on front, sticker on rear, and lightly sunned with strong & sturdy panels; Text block has slightly age toned appearance with clean pages; previous owner's book plate on front end paper.
Boston, MA: Little, Brown, and Company, 1899. First. Small Octavo; G/no-DJ; Yellow spine with black text; Boards strong, age-worn, with considerable shelfwear and edgewear, covers soiled and scuffed with age, corners bumped and rubbed, boards edgeworn, light fraying along top edge, front cover color illustration and gold gilt lettering dulled, spine darkened, black lettering worn away, abrasions and foxing on back cover; Textblock age-toned, name of previous owner and date of receipt inscribed on front free endpaper, boards sprung, several signatures separating, webbing exposed, moderate to heavy foxing throughout text; pp 62. As-Is Sale. Scarce Copy. Fragile.
Akron: The Saalfield Publishing Company, 1928. Octavo; Fair+/no DJ; Hardcover w/out DJ; Spine, green with black print; Boards quarter bound with green cloth to spine and illustrated paper to front and white paper to rear, spotting to spine, worn and exposed corners, wear to spine caps, soiling to rear, shelfwear to front illustration; Text block has cracked hinges, shaken binding, tanning to endpapers, tear at spine edge of frontispiece, spine break at page 188, slight smudges or stains to some pages; 405 pages, frontispiece (color), illustrated (b&w).
New York and Boston: Books, Inc., Publishers, n.d. Octavo; pp 301; G/G; red, black and green pictorial spine with black and white text; dust jacket has modest rubbing to edges; few closed chips to edges; price clipped front flap; mylar wraps; cloth has mild wear to corners; clean exterior; text block has light tone to exterior edges; previous owner's name and some writing to ffep; text pages clean;.