New York: Simon and Schuster, 1960. First printing. Small Quarto; VG-/G-; Black spine with off-white text; Dust jacket is covered in mylar with small tears at spine edges and fore corners, slightly sunned exterior and lightly age toned, smudges on rear; Boards have sunned spine and lightly bumped corners, otherwise clean and sturdy panels; Text block is slightly age toned with unmarked pages and tight binding; pp 96.
New York: Simon and Schuster, 1966. First Edition, First Printing. Octavo; VG-/no-DJ; hardcover; white spine, yellow, pink, and black text; boards strong, writing in marker on front interior, small marker mark on top edge, general shelfwear, soiling; text block age toned, small marker mark on top fore edge.
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.
Philadelphia & Toronto: John C. Winston, 1959. Sixth printing. Small octavo; vg/vg-; yellow spine with black text; dj, red spine with white text; INSCRIBED BY AUTHOR TO JACK, ffep; minor shelf wear and bumping; text block, clean; endpapers, toning starts; dj, spine sunned; else very good; ---ISBN none.
New York, NY: Crown Publishers, Inc. 1997. First Edition. 8vo. NF/NF. orange glossy DJ spine with white and yellow/black shadowy script. front and rear panels pictorial and colorful, front panel has orange background. bright yellow HB with imprinted red embossed lettering, tomato red panels. bright and unmarked, as new. INSCRIBED on HALF-TITLE PAGE, rest text interior features few b/w photos. 269 pp. ISBN # 0609600664.
New York, NY: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 2002. First Printing. 8vo. NF/VG+. shades of blue/purple/white softly awash as sky above choppy medium blue ocean. author in large white characters, title in lowercase red and publisher in white close to tail of DJ spine. front panel features large raised lettering for author in white, and lowercase red short title is raised also, all above a blue choppy sea with swimming playing cards (clubs, diamonds, spades) made to look like fins. slender and like new inner flaps with black text detail. dark red endsheets. dark blue HB spine with imprinted uppercase red lettering. partially light blue boards with centered author in uppercase red just above mid-panel point. white textblock, SIGNED by AUTHOR ON TITLE PAGE. tightly bound and interior skimmed. exterior edges are likewise a bright white as interior textblock and as new. 320 pp. ISBN # 0399149244.
New Haven and London: Yale University Press, 1993. Octavo; vg+/vg; dj, glossy green spine with gold text; dj, light shelf wear; HB, blue cloth spine with gilt lettering; boards, minor shelf wear and bumping; text block, clean; B/W illustrations; 197pp. With illustrations by the author and an introduction by N. John Hall.
New York: Harper & Brothers, 1934. First edition. Octavo, 286pp. Hardcover lacking jacket. Bumping and shelf-wear. Heavy sunning to spine and margins of green cloth-bound boards. Light foxing to endpapers. Mild soiling and age-toning to text. Spine cocked; hinges cracked. Binding shakes lightly. Good copy only. INSCRIBED by ROBERT BENCHLEY on the front free endpaper. Shelve: CASE #5 Spine is beige with black text.
New York, NY: Delacorte Press, 1965. US Printing. 8vo. VG/ - no DJ. olive clothbound HB with faded gilt-stamped titling from head to foot. adjacent boards neatly with a touch of wear to ends and extremities. dark yellowish brown fep/ffep. filled with b/w cartoons and captions, with occasional tiny discoloration or spot to interior textblock. volume well bound, solid copy overall with light toning to outer edges. unpaginated, approx. 120 pp.
New York: Stein and Day Publishers. First. Thin 12mo; G+/G-; sunned yellow spine with black text; dustjacket has considerable edgewear with fraying and tearing, covers have moderate staining, scratching, scuffing and age-toning, spine has moderate sunning and fading (text still intact), foxing to flaps; boards are strong and clean with light rubbing and bumping to corners; textblock has light age toning, foxing to paste-downs and free-end papers; unpaginated.
New York, NY: Pantheon Books, 1987. First Edition. squarish Qto. VG+/VG. ivory DJ spine with centered pale red title between full black author and publisher; reflects moderate light exposure. jacket is illustrated, repeated titling all in black, upon thick ivory header portion. age-toning mildly affects the lighter portions, including semi-pictorial rear in b/w, with extended text commentary. midnight navy clothbound HB, stamped with ice bluemetallic characters. cloth transitions to paperbound black. full panel cartoons and textblock, no interior markings or notation. INSCRIBED TO HAYNES JOHNSON BY AUTHOR ON RIGHT FEP. above average jacket over excellent volume. 224 pp. iSBN# 039456569X.
San Francisco, CA: Chronicle Books, 2012. Foreign Printing. Qto. VG+/ - no DJ. dark yellow paperboard HC with small centered and stamped titling in black between decorative striping at head and foot that extends to frame the front and rear boards, with curved corners. solid bright red blank fep/ffep. textblock interior is highlighted by framed text, figures and drawings, each with text detail. neat, crisp sheets, tightly bound and a solid volume overall. bright white edges all sides. appears in like new condition. 272 pp. ISBN# 9781452108285.
Kobenhavn [Copenhagen]: Steen Hasselbalchs Forlag, 1918. First edition. Oblong folio. Softcover in stapled illustrated wrappers. Illustrated in color. Good+. Age-toning and foxing to wrappers; spine practically perished but still holding. Illustrated humor magazine. Text in Danish. Shelved in Case #11.
New York: Covici, Friede, 1930. First Edition. Large octavo; G+/Poor; tanned spine with black text; jacket has protective mylar cover, age toning, rubbing, staining, three small closed tears on front edges that have been taped, open tears on back head edge and at spine head and tail, part of spine detached but present under mylar cover; boards are strong; textblock has waving around edges, missing front endpaper, otherwise clean; unpaginated; FLP Collection.
New York, NY: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1966. Third Impression. 8vo. VG/ - no DJ. anemic red clothbound volume, spine imprinted with black author, expansive title up to publisher at very end. exposure shows on HB perimeter cloth as edgewear. though moderate. front panel stamped with unique black/blue illustration. SIGNED BY AUTHOR ON RIGHT FEP. ivory endsheets clear otherwise, generally read through, mainly in very good condition, one p. 47-48 small crease from fold. no interior markings. graying head-edge, ivory tail and fore-edge deckle. attractive reading copy. 242 pp.
Munich: Basserman Verlag, 1973. Quarto: G+/G: Mustard yellow and black spine with off white text: DJ covered in sheath, difficult to remove without harming the DJ, general shelfwear, and many small chips apparent, large crease down front, price sticker on back: Boards appear to have edgewear, dust staining: Textblock has age toning, pages free of markings, folds and tears: Text is entirely in GERMAN: 367 pp.
New York, NY: Nantier, Beall, Minoustchine, 1985. Limited Edition, number #178 of 1,200 copies. oblong Qto. VG/VG. stout solid black DJ spine with uppercase white titling for volume and remainder descends down spine in standard white text. gently worn and with tiny close tears and rubbing at DJ spine ends, likewise the corners whitish and shelfworn. front and rear are comic strip style illustrated in b/w. to the left is an imprinted metallic seal embossed into panel at upper left, remainder of text in white and in several different fonts. tiny solid black inner flaps. brown and black leatherette with artificial brown with black veins. embossed gold titling on HB spine and front panelboard. endsheets are illustrated with comic/cartoon faces and figures in neat b/w. wide comic strips fill the text interior from past intro in two black text columns through to rear. VOLUME 5 ONLY. no pagination, clean text interior and no discoloration, nor to smooth white signatures. Limited Edition, number #178 of 1,200 copies.
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.
New York: Robert M. McBride & Company, 1945. First Edition. First Edition; Quarto; VG/G; Spine is white with blue text, chewing damage to head and tail by animal, or hungry child; DJ has general shelf wear, edge wear, large open and closed tears, price-clipped, design is clear; Boards have general shelf wear, joints are strong, bumping, scratches and marks, design is clear; Text block has general signs of handling, binding is strong, age-toning, content is clear; pp 128; Additional cost may be necessary due to size/weight restrictions.
Rutland, Vermont: Charles E. Tuttle Co. January 1955. Japanese Printing, First Printing. oblong 8vo. VG/ - no DJ. dark auburn clothbound HB with stamped yellow titling down spine, adjacent clean beige boards are illustrated between large black titling overlay. brown figures on pale yellow illustrate the fep/ffep. captioned cartoons fill the textblock interior, displayed upon wide ivory sheets. 96 pp.
NY: American Heritage Press, 1971. Octavo; VG-/G; DJ: Off-white spine with red and black text; HB: Off-white cloth spine with red and black text; Minor shelf wear and bumping; Text block clean; 57 pages; Author inscription on FFEP; Illustrations on every page; Toning and stains on front, back and spine of DJ; Tears at head and tail of DJ front and spine; Toning on HB front and back boards and spine; Else fine.
Boston: Boston Book & Art Shop, 1968. Quarto; VG/VG-; Off-white spine with gray text; Dust jacket is slightly sunned with minor edge wear with light scratches; Boards have nominal shelf wear, otherwise clean with strong & sturdy panels; Text block is lightly age toned with some writing on front pastedown with unmarked pages; Captions are in French but essay is in English; pp 161. Additional shipping may be necessary due to size/weight restrictions for international/expedited orders.
USA: DeAmicis Works, 2002. US Printing. slender Qto. VG+/VG+. black titling fills the white spine and enlarged hand-printed text style fills the partially illustrated jacket front. medium gray HB, slim with all exterior in like new condition. SIGNED BY AUTHOR ON RIGHT FEP. textblock of poems and prose with b/w writings and drawings. 66 pp. ISBN# 097234750X.
Studio City, CA: Occidental Publishing Company, 1975. (first ?). 4to in boards. VG+. Inscribed (by author?) on verso of half-title page. Color and black and white illustrations. Pages clean and tight. Boards have rubbing, foxing near spine. Spine is white with red, yellow, and black outlined text. Shelve in locked art case.
London, et al: Angus & Robertson Publishers, 1981. Deluxe edition. Octavo, vg/vg/in vg slipcase; dj, white spine with title in blue text; dj, light shelf wear; HB, green spine with gilt lettering; minor shelf wear and bumping; text block, clean; illus., colour plates, B/W sketches; 130pp. First published by Angus & Robertson Publishers, Australia, 1915. Slipcase, green paper wrapping, with illustrated label, both sides; minor shelf wear.
New York: Knopf, 1931. first edition. folio in cloth with DJ. VG/Fair. DJ has heavy shelf and edge wear. Large open tear along back top edge of DJ. 2 smaller open tears on DJ fore-edges. Back DJ cover is soiled. Book is mostly composed of large black and white illustrations with captions. Scarce in DJ. Binding is solid. Shelve in drawings/ illustration section. DJ spine is gray with black text.
San Francisco, California: Straight Arrow Books, 1974. 1st. Octavo VG+. Very light shelfwear to corners. Previous owner's name written on title page, light foxing to top exterior of text block. Spine is slightly sun faded. Multicolor illustrated wraps with black, yellow, and white text. Uncreased multicolor spine with black text. 1974 first edition with uncreases spine. Previous owner's name written on title page, but otherwise clean and unmarked. 320pp.ISBN 0879320753. Shelved in case #11.
New York: Signet Books, 1963. First. First printing. 12mo; VG-/no-DJ paperback; Yellow spine with blue and black letters; Covers have edge and corner wear, covers have occasional scuffs, spots, and minor surface scratch, inside covers age toned with occasional small spot, spine very slightly cocked, with some chipping at top edges and along one side; Textblock age toned, interior clean; approx. 215 pp. (pages unnumbered). Title page inscribed by author.
Hartford: American Publishing Co. nd. 4to in green cloth. G-. embossed designs on back cover, with embossed black and gold designs on spine and front cover. aging of text block an end papers. webbing visible at front and back inside covers. small owners stamp on front attached end paper. cover worn, staining and edge wear. bumping at spine ends. spine is green with gold and black text and designs. in cases. 480pp.