Sauk City: Arkham House, 1949. First Edition. Tall octavo; G/no-DJ paperbacks; eight separate books in tan slipcase with brown text (slipcase in VG condition, with minor scuffing); covers have rubbing, staining, edgewear, several books have rusted staples showing through, Spring, 1948 issue has chipping along spine, two small open tears at front hinge, covers starting to separate but still attached, Winter, 1948 issue has small open tear in back upper corner, Winter, 1949 issue shows separation of front cover but still attached, Autumn, 1949 issue has small closed tear on back fore edge, all covers are still fully intact; textblocks are age toned, Summer, 194 issue has water stains on tail edges, all text is clear; FLP Collection.
London: Charles Tilt, 1832. first edition. thick octavo in green moire with burgundy leatherette spine and corners; VG/VG-; 5-band spine embossed with gold letters; boards show some soiling and shelf wear, particularly on back board; strong binding; flaps discolored; some pages with large foxed stains probably caused by water damage; occasional off-set discoloration of engravings; text clean; approximately 300 pages; series of plates refer to the novels of Sir Walter Scott from Waverley to Woodstock; scarce; shelved in Fiction section.
London: Elkin Mathews & John Lane/John Lane, The Bodley Head, 1894-1897. First Edition, First Printing. 8vos., G; all volumes HC, yellow cloth-covered spines and boards, with black lettering and illustrations; fading and staining to spines, particularly Vols. 1, 6-8, 11, and 13 (text illegible); shelfwear, e.g., bumping, chipping, and fraying to head and tail of spines, cocking to spines, bumping and fraying to corners; top of text-blocks beckled, uncut pages throughout; boards shaken, bindings intact; rubbing and fading to boards, particularly Vols. 1, 8, 10, and 13 (text illegible, Vols. 8 and 10); boards and text-blocks warped, likely from shelfwear, particularly Vols. 3, 8-10, 13; illustrations protected by tissue guards; age-toning to text-blocks and endpapers; interiors clean; NOTES ON INDIVIDUAL VOLUMES: VOL. 1 [pub. April 1864; boards shaken, binding barely intact, ffep missing, title page and associated tissue guard loose, pp. 271-272 and bfep loose, back paste-down missing (back board visible); ex libris bookplate to first blank page], VOL. 2 [pub. July 1894; brown liquid staining to top half of spine, boards, and text-block; boards warped (likely from liquid damage); brown staining to top of back endpapers at gutter; uncut pages torn apart, pp. 330-331, 346-351 (text legible)], VOL. 3 [pub. October 1894], VOL. 4 [pub. January 1895; back board and bfep shaken, binding intact, brown residue visible at gutter, likely from aged paste], VOL. 5 [pub. April 1895], VOL. 6 [pub. July 1895; head of spine chipped off], VOL. 7 [pub. October 1895; middle of top edge of front board rubbed down to board], VOL. 8 [pub. January 1896; top corner of front board and middle of top edge of back board rubbed down to board; red staining to bottom right-hand corner of front board]; VOL. 9 [pub. April 1896; top edge of front board rubbed down to board in two spots; back turn-in frayed and separated from board, back paste-down intact], VOL. 10 [pub. July 1896], VOL. 11 [pub. October 1896; ffep creased at gutter], VOL. 12 [pub. January 1897; soiling to spine], VOL. 13 [pub. April 1897; front board and ffep separated from spine at gutter]; Vols. 1-2 pub. by Mathews & Lane; Vols. 3-13 pub. by John Lane, The Bodley Head; shelved Aisle D, above Espionage & Terrorism.
London & New York: John Lane, The Bodley Head, 1987. Octavo; Fair-/no-DJ; Tan spine with black text; Boards have heavily rubbed spine which has fraying head and tail edges, panels are also heavily rubbed with staining at rear head edge & front head edge near spine and bumped corners, but still intact; Text block has darkened exterior edges, inside pages are slightly age toned and slight shadow toning on end papers & pastedowns; Slight cracking between pages toward rear of text; pp 316.
New York, NY: Henry Holt & Company Inc. 1988. First Edition. 8vo. VG/VG. dark teal DJ spine with bold ivory author and yellow title centered between pictorial segment and small white publisher. superficial rubbing and wear to panels, minimal edgewear. price-clipped front inner flap.navy cloth HB with stamped gilt titles and adjacent dark yellow paperboards. ivory textblock interior clear, skimmed lightly, binding strong. smooth ivory outer edges. 485 pp. ISBN# 0805009213.
North Carolina: Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, 1986. First Edition. First Edition; Octavo; VG/VG; White spine with grey, black and purple text. DJ has Brodart cover jacket by previous owner, general shelf wear, price clipping to front flap, no tears; Boards have slight bumping to corners, light rubbing to edges, apart from that, clean, binding strong; Textblock has minor staining on fore edge, otherwise, clean, free of underlining/highlighting; pp 182.
New York, NY: Pageant Press, 1953. First Edition. 8vo. VG/VG-. bright yellow and black irregular segments color the DJ spine with contrast titling in black on yellow, yellow on black. the curved bands extend across the jacket front, and it has rough edgewear: larger closed tears and heavy superficial rubbing and smudges, more than the stressed ends with tiny chips and cuts. bright solid yellow clothbound HB with stamped black titling. adjacent panels are neatly cornered. the textblock interior is unmarked, light foxing mars the head, tail and fore-edge. as is. 181 pp.
Evanston, IL: Northwestern University Press, 2011. First American Edition. Octavo: VG/VG-: Gray spine with off white text: DJ has mild shelfwear, soiling along spine, otherwise clean: Boards are strong and clean with minimal shelfwear, light bumping at tail of spine: Textblock is clean, very small folds on several pages, otherwise clean and free of markings, folds and tears: First American Edition: 388 pp.
New York: Grosset & Dunlap, 1929. First Edition. First Edition; Octavo; VG/VG-; White spine with purple text and illustration of an old plane. DJ has general self wear, closed tear on front, tears along edges, open tears on spine head and tail, age toned; Boards have light rubbing to edges, apart from that, clean, binding strong, corner sharp; Textblock has minor wear to fore edge, age toning and some foxing to pages, personal inscription by previous owner on front free end paper, previous book store stamp on rear free end paper, otherwise, clean, free of underlining/highlighting; pp 220.
Saluda, Virginia: Bigkid Enterprises, Ltd. 1981. US Printing. 8vo. VG/ - no DJ. ecru wraps spine with black uppercase title and black italicized author. dark rose illustrated front softcover with enlarged full tilting and author in black. illustrated rear cover in rose/black. SIGNED BY AUTHOR ON TITLE PAGE. illustrated with b/w sketches. no writing within, outer edges no discoloration. 243 pp.
Indianapolis: The Bobbs-Merrill Company, 1907. Octavo. VG/no DJ - hardback. Red spine with gold text; covers are clean but age-toned and slight fading of the text and illustration; boards are strong and clean; front pastedown has pencil and red pen marks; front free end page has pen writing; back pastedown and back free end page have moisture exposure staining along the edges; binding is strong; textblock is age-toned but clean. Pp. 170.
New York: Dodd, Mead and Company, 1928. First. Octavo; G+/VG-; Black spine with blue text; Boards have shelfwear rubbing at edges, lower spine has 0.5 inch tear; DJ has tear at front gutter with frayed edges and covered with mylar; Textblock is age toned with deckled edges and foxing; First few pages have foxing; pp 220.
New York: McDowell, 1957. Octavo; VG/VG-; Blue spine with a black illustration and white text. DJ has shelf wear, small tears along edges, price clipping to front flap, closed tear on rear; Boards have rubbing to edges, bumping to corners, apart from that, clean, binding strong; Textblock has minor wear to fore edge, small blue pencil mark on front paste down, otherwise, clean, free of underlining/highlighting; pp 339.
New York: Schocken Books, 1985. First Edition. First Edition; Octavo; VG/VG-; Pink spine with brown and white text. DJ has shelf wear, age toned spine, rubbing on edges; Boards have light rubbing on edges, apart from that, binding strong, corners sharp; Textblock is clean, free of marks on pages; pp 246.
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1968. Reprint. Reprint; Octavo; VG-/G+; Spine is age-toned white with red text; DJ has general shelf wear, age-toning, scratches, and marks, creases, design is clear; Boards have rubbing and bumping to corners, joints and hinges are intact; Text block has general signs of handling, age-toning, deckled pages, some marks and scratches, content is clear; pp 304.
New York: The New American Library of World Literature, Inc. 1963. First printing. 16mo; G+/no-DJ paperback; Red spine with yellow text; Covers are lightly age toned with minor rubbing and wear on exterior or edges; Text block has slight writing on first page and darkened somewhat due to age with otherwise unmarked pages and tight binding; pp 176.
Michigan: Ardis, 1985. First Edition. First Edition; Signed; Octavo; VG-/VG-; Purple spine with white text. DJ has shelf wear, foxing on flaps, rubbing edges, but no major tears; Boards have rubbing on edges, spotting, apart from that, binding strong, corners sharp; Textblock has foxing on edges and end papers, otherwise, free of underlining/highlighting, front end paper is inscribed and signed by author; pp 195.
New York, NY: Random House Inc. 1983. First American Edition. 8vo. VG/VG. gentle toning to original ivory DJ spine with bold black titling and light abrading between gently worn ends. edgewear along the outer perimeter of the illustrated jacket front and rear also. under clear protective sleeve. navy clothbound spine with gold stamped titling and adjacent bright medium blue panels. SIGNED BY AUTHOR ON RIGHT FEP. edges all sides a smooth ivory. 369 pp. ISBN# 0394524314.
Cairo, Egypt: American University in Cairo Press, 2011. English Edition, translated from the original Lebanese. 8vo. VG+/VG+. green tinged brown ornate metalwork with yellow author, white titling. edgewear minimal, snug over tightly bound volume, a solid pictorial HC to match the excellent outer jacket. slate gray solidly lines the fep/ffep. tightly bound, bright copy inside and outer edges. 250 pp. ISBN# 9789774164811.
New York: Grosset & Dunlap, 1920. Reprint. Reprint; Octavo; VG/G+; Spine is faded white and pink with black text; DJ has general shelf wear, edge wear, some open and closed tears, age-toning, design is clear, Brodart cover; Boards have general shelf wear, light rubbing to corners, joints and hinges are intact; Text block has general signs of handling, age-toning, content is clear; pp 204.
Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1934. Octavo; VG/G; Gray spine with black text; DJ with brodart, has moderately strong wear, extended 1-3" open tears on upper/lower spine and corners; Boards strong, minor rubbing to corners; Textblock age-toned, shows light foxing on exterior fore edge; Binding strong; 328pp.
New York: Schocken Books, 1990. Octavo: VG/VG: Off white/tan spine with black text: DJ is in good condition with general shelfwear, some creasing around head of spine, light scuffing: Boards are strong and clean with minimal shelfwear: Textblock is clean and pages are free of markings, folds or tears: 309 pp.
New York, NY: The Modern Library, 1956. US Printing. smaller 8vo. VG-/VG-. solid DJ spine sunned to a basic brown with green, ivory and yellow titling, light nicks and stress to its ends. original auburn jacket front with colorful characters. navy clothbound HB with silver stamped titling, neat dark navy panels in great shape. skimmed, thin sheets with no marks or writing between decorative olive/ivory fep/ffep but fore-edge and tail-edge have tiny stains. as is. 432 pp.
Athens, Ohio: Ohio University Press, 1984. US Printing. 8vo. VG+/VG+. charcoal glossy black DJ spine with large white capitals down spine with small publisher at foot. jacket front is b/w pictorial with grayscale image between enlarged titling. black clothbound with stamped silver titling. blank light ivory endpages. skimmed interior, very clear and neatly aligned. foxing mainly to head-edge, a few dots on fore-edge and tail. 293 pp. ISBN# 0821407783.
Elmwood Park, IL: Dalkey Archive Press, 1990. First Edition. Octavo hardcover in maroon boards, with dust jacket, VG/VG: minor shelfwear, light bumping to head and tail of spine, light smudges to fore-edge of text block. Binding strong and text clean. DJ protected by mylar sleeve. ISBN 091658352X. [DJ spine has white background and black text. Shelved in Hardcover Fiction].
United States: The Macmillan Company, 1948. First Printing. Octavo; G/No-DJ; Spine is dark grey with silver text; Boards have wear, some rubbing and bumping to edges and corners, joints are intact, hinges are intact, design is clear; Text block has general signs of handling, age-toning, shaken spine, content is clear; pp 310.
New York: Kegan Paul International, 1996. Large Octavo; VG/VG; Brown illustrated spine with white and yellow text. DJ has general shelfwear with some edgewear; Fabric boards with minor edgewear otherwise clean, corners sharp, binding strong; Textblock has personal inscription from author on front free end paper and title page, minimal edgewear, apart from that, clean, free of underlining/highlighting; pp 241.
New York: Grosset & Dunlap, 1927. Reprint. Reprint; Octavo; VG-/G+; Spine is faded scene of mountains and part of a train, black text, material loss to head and tail of spine; DJ has material loss to corners, some creases and small tears around edges, Brodart cover; Boards have general edge wear, joints and hinges are strong; Text block has general signs of handling, label on front free-end paper from previous owner, small amount of tape on front hinge, age-toning, content is clear; pp 246.
New York, NY: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1960. Octavo; VG/VG; Off-White spine with blue text; Covers age-toned, otherwise clean with general shelfwear and edgewear, light rubbing at corners and both ends of spine, light chipping at top end of spine, front cover has 2 small tears along top and tail edges, spine sun-darkened, inside cover flaps partially torn from where they were affixed to pastedowns; Boards strong, mostly clean - light sprinkling of small dark spots on front and back covers; Textblock generally clean, name of previous owner inscribed on front free-end paper, ex-library stamps on title page, top edge, remnants of card pocket and discarded stamp on back free-end paper, cracked inner front hinge, all edges show signs of wear; pp 1124. Sale As-Is.
New York: Rinehart, 1933. Fortieth Printing. Octavo; VG/no-DJ hardcover; Tan spine with black text; Boards strong, spine sunned, minimal rubbing to corners, some slight scuffing and a 0.25" faint stain on bottom corner of front cover; Textblock shows some very small marks on exterior; Binding strong; 1224pp.
New York, NY: Rinehart & Company, Inc. 1944. Fifth Large Printing. 8vo. VG/VG-. DJ appears gently toned, white/gray snowscape between purple tipped ends with blue accent stripes and small yellow and white capitals for titling. heavy wrinkling and creasing to head/foot and its worn away panel outer corners. neat off white inner flaps. light gray clothbound HB with blue imprinted titling down spine and centered upon front board. prior owner name/date in ink script on right fep. title page faces color frontispiece, neat outer edges all sides. 305 pp.
London: Macmillan and Co. 1909. First Edition. Octavo; VG/no-DJ; green and gold spine with gold text; ornately embellished cover has some rubbing and age toning, spine is cocked; textblock has spotting on pastedowns and endpapers, small tear at hinge of front pastedown, very minor spotting on frontispiece page and title page, otherwise clean; pp 286; reprinted from 1901 first illustrated edition.
New York, NY: Walker & Company, 1988. First US Edition. 8vo. VG/VG. medium emerald green DJ spine with white title, author in ivory to decorative stripe beneath mid-spine; small black publisher at extreme tail. medium green HB, stamped titles in silver, a touch pushed in at spine ends with sharply cornered boards. INSCRIBED/SIGNED BY AUTHOR ON RIGHT FEP. clean, unmarked textblock interior, outer edges a smooth, solid ivory. 191 pp. ISBN# 0802740855.
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1971. First American Edition. First American Edition; Octavo; VG/VG-; Tan spine with green text and illustration of a castle. DJ has a Brodart cover jacket, water drop stains on spine, but no tears; Boards have light rubbing on edges, apart from that, binding strong, corners sharp; Textblock is clean, free of underlining/highlighting; pp 380.
New York: A.L. Burt Company, 1905. 1905. Octavo; G+/No-DJ; light orange spine w/ black text & blue & orange illustration;signatures loosened from spine but boards intact, rubbing on edges & corners, spine ends frayed, shelfwear, light soiling to front & back boards & to spine, pastedowns lightly soiled; textblock age toned, gift inscription dated 1915 on front free end paper, pages have age toning, otherwise text is clear; pp. 330.
New York: Atheneum, 1969. 1st. 8vo. VG+/VG. Yellow and orange cloth boards with silver and gold text. Spine is same. Dustjacket is red with illustration and white and black text. DJ spine is red with black and white text. Bumping to head and tail of spine. Light shelfwear to edges and corners. DJ has small rip at tail of spine and rear bottom edge. All dj edges and corners show some shelfwear. Previous owner's name on ffep. Text block is clean and unmarked. 241pp. Stated 1st ed. Shelved in oversize/hardback thriller.
New York: Harcourt, Brace & World, 1970 . First USA Edition. 8vo., 253 pp., VG-/VG-; DJ, pink spine and front cover with green lettering; rubbing/closed tears to edges of DJ, particularly head of spine, mild wear to covers; price uncut "$5.95" to top right-hand corner of front flap, Harcourt logo to bottom of front flap, DJ protected by mylar; quarter-bound, spine white cloth with black and green lettering, green paper boards; very mild foxing towards head of spine, bumping/chipping to head and tail of spine; mild rubbing to edges, dent to middle of top-edge of front board; boards somewhat shaken, no shelf lean, binding sturdy, slight cocking to boards; staining/foxing to text-block; "First American edition 1970" stated to copyright page; INSCRIBED by Amis to title page; LP consignment; shelved Case 8, Dupont.
Boston: W.A Wilde Company, 1905. Octavo; VG+/no-DJ; Spine is light orange with Black text; Boards have general signs of shelf wear, joints are strong, spine is sprung, bumping to corners, rubbing and bumping to spine head/tail; Text block has general signs of handling, foxing and marks on some pages, age-toning, binding is sensitive, pencil on front free-end paper, content is clear; pp 339.
New York: G. P. Putman's Sons, 1995. Reprint. Inscribed; Reprint; Octavo; VG+/VG; Spine is mostly light yellow with red text; DJ has signs of minimal shelf wear, cover design is clear, minimal edge wear; Boards have minimal shelf wear, joints and hinges are strong; Text block has minimal signs of handling, inscribed on title page, content is clear, binding is strong; pp 358.