Chicago: Henry Regnery Company, 1958. Octavo; G/fair; dark beige spine with black text; dust jacket exterior shows noticeable foxing; several chips to edges; mylar wrapped jacket; cloth exterior shows slight wear; some rubbing to edges; good binding; text block exterior edges have moderate age toning; handwritten text to front pastedown; previous owner's name to ffep; slight brownish smudge rear endpaper; hairline crack to gutter at title page; frontispiece; interior pages good, only few errant marks; illustrated; pp 126.
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Boston: Small, Maynard & Company, 1898. First Edition. Octavo, xviii, 260 pages; Full green buckram, with gilt lettering to spine and front covers; Boards show light plus wear to corners and head/tail of spine, and spine slightly cocked; Textblock has light plus age-toning to edges, several minor instances of soiling to fore-edge, and some soiling to pp. x-xi. RWO.
New York: Random House, 1969. First Edition, First Printing. Oblong Octavo, unpaginated; VG/VG-; spine white with black titling; dust jacket protected with a mylar covering, price uncut '$2.95', mild shelfwear and rubbing, inch long closed tear to upper edge of front cover; a handful of names with small pencil 'x' marks next to them; shelved case 14.
William J. Clark, 1913. Limited First Edition: 18/50. Octavo, 64 pages [on 128 uncut leaves]; G-; Softbound in full black leather, with gilt lettering to spine and front cover; Covers show significant wear to edges (board exposed), light plus wear to joints and spine, and light wear overall; Textblock has moderate plus age-toning to deckled edges, light wear to endpapers, and a former owner's inkstamp on ffep; Author's signature ("Harold E. Porter") appears on limitation page (succeeding titlepage), which also notes that this is number 18 of 50 printed copies; RWO.
London: The Lewis Carroll Society, 2011. Booklet [5x7.5 inches]; VG-/ivory colored paperback; from the series "Cabbages and Kings", April 2011 by the Lewis Carroll Society; scarce; very thin; covers show light handling wear; double bordered horizontal rectangle to front; no titles to exterior; textblock clean; minor crinkle toward lower fore edge; unpaginated, but twelve counted pages NOTE: Shelved in 15's ephemera box 6, in Netdesk office.
New York: St. Martin's Press, 2003. First Edition, First Printing. Octavo, xii pages, 236 pages; VG/VG; purple and plum-colored spine with white lettering; dust jacket protected with a mylar covering; minor shelfwear and rubbing to the jacket; minor soiling to the cover near the bottom at both the front and back; minor creasing and tearing to the head and tail of the spine; slight creasing to the corners of the jacket flaps; minor soiling to the bottoms of both jacket flaps; marked soiling/staining to the bottom edge of the text block; inscribed by Carl Reiner on the title page; shelved in Television.
New York: Brewer and Warren, Inc., 1930. Third Printing. Octavo, xxvi, 198 pages; G/VG-; Light brown spine with black lettering; Dustjacket has light plus chipping to head/tail of spine, moderate age-toning to spine, light wear to fore-edges, and very light soiling overall; Boards have light wear to corners and edges, and moderate wear to head/tail of spine; Textblock has light plus age-toning overall; RWO.
New York: Harper & Brothers Publishers, 1904. Octavo; G-; Hardcover; Spine, red with faded white print; Boards in red cloth with white print, illustration, wear to spine caps and corners, bump to bottom edge, large blemishes on rear, lightly cocked spine; Text block has tinted top edge, slight spotting to endpapers, spine break at p. 54; Illustration and “translation” on facing pages; 89 pages, frontispiece, illustrated (b&w).
London: Bradbury, Evans, and Co. Octavo; G-; Ex-library; Hardcover; Spine, green with gold print, raised bands, call number label at bottom; Boards half bound with green leather to spine and corners and blue cloth to boards, wear to spine caps and hinges, worn, exposed corners, light shelfwear to cloth; Text block has gilt edges, library bookplate on front pastedown, library stamp on title page and on p. 35 with penciled call number, front and rear hinges reinforced, else clean and tight; 2 volumes bound as one, xviii, 320, 304 pages, frontispiece to each volume, illustrated “with twenty coloured etchings, and two hundred woodcuts by John Leech”.
New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1910. First Thus. Small Octavo, , 239 pages; G+; Green cloth, with gilt lettering and gilt embossed designs to spine and front cover; Boards have moderate bumping to head/tail of spine, light wear to corners, and light shelf wear overall; Textblock shows light age-toning overall, some light shelfwear to bottom edge, and bookplate of former owner on front-pastedown. RWo.
London: Harper & Brothers Publishers, 1906. First Edition. Octavo, , 313 pages; G+; Green cloth, with gilt embossed lettering to spine and front cover, and embossed designs to same; Boards show moderate fraying to cloth at head/tail of spine, moderate wear to joints, light bumping to corners, and light shelf wear and discoloration overall; Textblock has light plus age-toning to edges, moderate age-toning and light staining to top edge, and light age-toning and to pages interiorly; Gift inscription to former owner in pencil on ffep. RWO.
London: Printed and sold by T.Read, ca. 1860. Facsimile Reprint. Thin Octavo; G-; dark green leather 1/4 bound spine with gilt text; facsimile reprint; originally published in 1739 and printed in London by T.Read; full title: Joe Miller's Jests: Or, the Wits Vade-Mecum, Being A Collection of the Most Brilliant Jests; the Politest Repartee; the Most Elegant Bons Mots, and Most Pleasant Short Stories in the English Language; no jacket; red boards have slight spotting, mostly toward fore edges; some rubbing wear to edges and joints; sturdy boards; textblock exterior edges have age toned; partial cracking to hinges; slight text in red to front endpaper; also slight adhesive residue to front endpaper; noticeable foxing to first and last few pages; small illustrated image adhered to verso to fep; light pencil to title page and facing page; interior shows scattered, incidental foxing; light pencil inside; deckled fore edge; pp 70.
Washington Square: New York University Press, 1959. 10mo; VG-/G-; pp 289; off-white/blue pictorial spine with black text; dust jacket exterior shows some slight toning; few chips to edges; mylar wrap to jacket; original publisher's cloth has 1/4 bound blue spine; blue and ivory pattern to panels; cloth exterior shows modest wear; mildly age toned edges; lightly sunned spine; some rubbing wear to edges; strong, straight boards; text block exterior edges have slightly age toned; deckled fore edge; mild offset to endpapers; good, secure binding; former owner's name to front pastedown; interior pages good NOTE: Shelved in Netdesk office, in bookcases next to 7's Ephemera section.
New York: The Vanguard Press, Inc., 1950. Oblong Quarto; G-/fair; brown spine with black text; mylar wrapped dust jacket; dust jacket has several chips to edges; closed tear to front; exterior has modest wear otherwise; price clipped front flap; cloth exterior shows slight rubbing wear; noticeable wear to edges; text block exterior edges have age toned modestly; illustrated; unpaginated.
New York: Random House, Inc., 1963. Oblong 10mo; white and blue spine with black text; dust jacket exterior shows mild wear; minor edge wear; small white scratch to front head edge; lightly toned flaps; cloth shows slight wear; strong, straight boards; text block exterior edges have slight toning; illustrated; unpaginated.
New York: Frederick A. Stokes Company, 1915. Octavo; G-; Hardcover; Spine, blue with gold print; Boards in blue cloth with gold print, wear to spine caps and corners, toning to spine, light wear to bottom edges, light shelfwear; Text block has gilt top edge, foxing to endpapers, spine break at p. 271, else clean and tight; Inscribed by journalist John P. Gavit on front flyleaf; xvi, 371 pages, illustrated “with one hundred and twenty-five illustrations” (b&w drawings).
London: Faber and Faber Limited, 1969. First Edition. 10mo; VG/VG-; yellow/dark pink spine with white and black text; first edition; mylar wrap to dust jacket; dust jacket exterior shows light shelf wear; mild rubbing to rear fore edge; cloth exterior clean; minor edge wear; straight boards; text block exterior edges have light tone; tight binding; interior clean; illustrated; pp 104.
Boston: Lee and Shepard, 1867. First Edition. Small octavo, 299 pages; G+; Dark green cloth spine with elaborate gilt graphic label and gilt lettering; Boards have moderate bumping and light fraying to head/tail of spine, light+ wear to corners minor shelfwear overall, and minor soiling to edges/spine; Testblock shows moderate age-toning and light foxing to edges, a former owner's name appears on the ffep, several pencil emendations appear on the sfep, and there is a two-inch closed tear on page 45; Eight plates of illustrations by Thomas Nast; NOTE: Shelved in Room X with overstock 15's.
London: Charles Tilt, 1840. First Edition. Octavo, 2 vols.; VG-; late 19th century rebindings in full light tan calf; spines paneled, with green leather labels and gilt lettering and design; mild shelf wear and soiling; front joint of Latin Grammar starting; upper edges gilt; previous owner's bookplate at both front pastedowns; evidence of removed bookplates at second free endpapers of both vols.; ribbon bookmarks in each vol.; both vols. with black and white engraved illustrations; pages clean; shelved Case 12.
London: Bradbury, Agnew & Co., c. 1850. Octavo, 308 pages; VG; bound in full red straight-grain morocco by Bayntun, gilt border, paneled spine with gilt titling, lower label detached; mild wear and rubbing; all edges gilt; gilt turn-ins, marbled endpaper; original wraps bound in rear; with 10 colored plates; interior clean; shelved case 8 3/4.
Leeds and London: Alf Cooke, Limited, n.d. Thin Booklet [8.5x11]; G/paperback; blue covers to exterior; some rubbing wear to spine; all other edges rubbed as well; slight creases toward tail edge; pictorial front; green and black lettering to front; partial split toward tail spine edge; binding good otherwise; text block exterior edges have moderately age toned; interior pages shows some toning toward edges; light pencil inside front cover; illustrated; unpaginated; volume three only.
Philadelphia: David McKay Company, 1947. First Edition. Octavo. Fair Hardcover w/ Poor Dustjacket; blue spine without title; DJ has area of discoloration on lower front, extensive creasing and large tears to top and bottom edges of spine and corners, and is in protective cover; boards show fading, also have considerable tears and compromised folds and edges, outer spine almost fully coming away; binding else tight; text block clean; b/w illustrations with majuscule letters in red; unpaginated.
Los Angeles: Australasian American, Inc., 1973. First US Edition. Originally published by Hodder and Stoughton, Ltd, Auckland, 1969. Octavo. Good Hardcover; green spine with tan lettering; boards show some fading, creasing and wear to top and bottom edges and corners; binding tight; text block clean; color illustrations; 34 pp.
Istanbul: Schneidertempel Art Center, 2000. 487/500. Quarto; VG-/paperback; off-white spine with black text; covers show slight foxing to fore edges; intact panels; text block edges have mild toning; inscription to half title page; interior pages good; profusely illustrated; pp 26; text in Turkish and English; numbered copies; this is 487 of 500.
New York: Dodd, Mead and Company, 1979. First Printing. Quarto; VG-/G; yellow spine with black text; first printing; dust jacket has slightly sunned spine; few minor chips to edges; some mild smudges to exterior; cloth has slightly bowed boards; exterior has lightly sunned edges; text block have light toning; frontispiece; interior good; illustrated; unpaginated Oversized order. Additional shipping and handling may be necessary for expedited/international orders. Economy international shipping unavailable due to size/weight restriction(s). Contact seller if you have any questions. NOTE: Shelved in Netdesk office, in wraparound bookcase next to 15's.
New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company, 1942. First Edition First Printing. Octavo, 310 pages; VG-/G-; yellow spine with very faint greenish lettering; Dustjacket in protective mylar cover and has mild soiling to front cover, adhesive tape placed at corners / heads and tails of spine, and the formerly red text on spine has substantially faded due to sunning; Boards show minor edgewear at the head and tail of spine, with minimal soiling on front cover; Textblock shows mild age-toning throughout, more pronounced on top and fore-edge; clipped flat signature by Thurber loose within; pages clean; CX consignment; shelved case 6.
Leipzig: Franz Deuticke, 1912. Second edition. Octavo; 2nd edition; Poor; Paperback; Spine, grey with black print, mostly torn away exposing binding; Cover has edgewear with chipping, front detached, peripheral toning, small stains, shelfwear; Text block binding deteriorated so that groups of signatures are detached, some pages with chipping to fore edge, short penciled note on title page; Text in German; 207 pages.
Paris: Editions L.C.L., 1967. Octavo; VG; off-white spine with gilt text; red slipcase; case exterior has slight wear; intact panels; minor wear to edges; no jacket; cloth shows minimal wear to exterior; lightly sunned spine; mild bumps to edges; strong, straight boards; text block clean; frontispiece; interior clean; tight binding; illustrated; pp 88; text in French.
New York: Simon & Schuster, 1956. First Edition. Octavo; G+; age toned beige spine with red text; first edition; special printing with no jacket; greenish yellow slipcase; case exterior has mild toning toward edges; rubbed corners; intact panels; cloth shows some discoloration to exterior; blind stamped illustration to front; mild overall wear; strong boards; text block edges have age toned; interior clean; illustrated; pp 174.
New York and London: Harper & Brothers, 1935. Fifth Edition. Octavo; G+; dark beige spine with blue text; fifth edition; no jacket; cloth shows some discoloration, due to sun aging; mild overall wear; strong boards; text block edges have age toned; slight shadow toning to endpapers; previous owner's name to ffep; deckled fore edge; frontispiece; illustrated; pp 226.
New York and London: Harper & Brothers Publishers, 1931. Third Printing. Octavo; G; sunned yellow spine with black text; third printing; no jacket; cloth shows some soiling to exterior; minor chips to spine edges; stained front tail corners; other modest edge wear; strong boards; text block edges have age toned; pictorial endpapers; previous owner's name to fep; frontispiece; illustrated; pp 151.
New York and London: Harper & Brothers, Publishers, 1937. First Edition. Octavo; G; orange/beige spine with blue text; first edition; missing jacket; cloth has some foxing to exterior, mostly to spine; modest edge wear; strong boards; text block edges have age toned; pictorial endpapers; previous owner's bookplate to fep; frontispiece; illustrated; pp 245.
New York: Fireside, 1994. First Edition. Quarto; G Paperback; Black spine with yellow and red text; Covers have some edgewear, some shelfwear, small open tear along tail edge of spine, bending/creasing to corners; Textblock has bending to corners of some pages, otherwise clean; 184 pp Oversized order. Additional shipping and handling may be necessary for expedited/international orders. Economy international shipping unavailable due to size/weight restriction(s). Contact seller if you have any questions. NOTE: Shelved in Netdesk office, in wraparound bookcase next to 15's.
Wilton, CT: Comicana Books, 1994. First Edition, First Printing. Oblong Quarto; VG-/paperback; red spine and yellow and black text; first edition, first printing; covers have slight soiling to exterior; minor edge wear; intact panels; text block shows slight foxing to exterior edges; interior clean; illustrated; pp 175.
Chicago: Lawrence Hill Books, 1999. Octavo; G; Paperback; Spine, red, white, and blue with yellow and green print, illustration; Cover has slight edgewear, slight curling to front fore edge, else clean and bright; Text block has creasing to top corner of initial pages, else clean and tight; Inscribed in ink by the author on the half-title page; 664 pages, frontispiece, illustrated (b&w).
Bogota: El Ancora Editores, 1983. First Edition. Larger Octavo; VG-/G; white pictorial spine with black text; first edition; dust jacket has slight exterior wear; mild toning to edges; cloth has light exterior wear; minor edge wear; sturdy boards; text block edges show mild toning; tight binding; interior clean; profusely illustrated; pp 189; text in Spanish.
New York: G.W. Carleton & Co., 1867. 12mo; G; Hardcover; Spine, blue with gold print; Boards in blue blind-stamped cloth with gold print, tattering to spine caps, wear to corners, toning to spine, peripheral toning, light shelfwear; Text block has name in ink on front flyleaf, slight tear to rear hinge, slight bump to top fore corner, else clean and tight; vi, 229 pages, frontispiece, illustrated (b&w) + publisher catalog (8 pages).
New Orleans: Telesfore Boudreaux, 1929. Booklet [10x12]; G-/paperback; dark beige exterior with green, yellow and burgundy pictorial front; red illustration to rear; titles to front in dark burgundy; covers have some soiling smudges to exterior; minor chips to edges; intact panels; text block edges show slight wear; mild foxing to endpapers; interior pages clean; illustrated; pp 37; inscribed to front by author.
New York: Random House, 1986. Quarto; VG-/VG-; Hardcover with DJ; DJ spine, yellow and white with pink and blue print; DJ has slight edgewear else clean and bright; Boards quarter bound with tan cloth to spine and blue paper to boards, clean and strong; Text block has slight tanning to endpapers, else clean and tight; unpaged, illustrated (color). [Oversized book(s). Additional postage necessary for expedited/international orders. Economy International shipping unavailable due to size/weight restrictions. For international/expedited customers, please inquire for rates.].
Ottawa, IL: Caroline House Publishers, Inc., 1978. First Edition. Small Octavo; VG-/G; black spine with white and red text; first edition; scarce; dust jacket has some modest wear to exterior; few chips to corners; cloth has slight tone to spine; otherwise clean exterior; strong boards; text block edges show some toning; illustrated; good binding; pp 136; inscribed by Bill Richardson [H.L. Richardson].
Paris: Gibert Jeune, Librairie D'Amateurs, 1941. Octavo; G/paperback; beige spine with red and black text; glassine wraps; large open chip to spine and front; several chips to edges; covers show mild smudges to exterior; text block edges slightly foxed; frontispiece; slight cracking to front hinge; deckled edges; pp 368; some uncut pages; illustrated; text in French.
Paris: Gibert Jeune, Librairie D'Amateurs, n.d. Larger Octavo; G; beige pictorial spine with black text; glassine wrap has chips to joints and fore edges; glassine has age toned; covers show mild exterior wear; small chips to spine edges; some chips to edges; deckled text block edges have mild age toning; frontispiece; illustrated; slightly loosed binding; interior clean; pp 169; text in French.
New York: E.P. Dutton & Company, 1948. First edition. Octavo; First edition; G/Poor; Hardcover with DJ; DJ spine, red with black print; DJ in mylar, tears at spine ends and flap corners, edgewear, long tear to rear with significant portion torn away; Boards in grey cloth with red print, light wear to spine caps and corners, else clean and strong; Text block has stains to endpaper hinges, else clean and tight; unpaged, frontispiece, captioned illustrations (b&w).
New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1985. Octavo; VG-/G+ Hardcover w/ Dustjacket; White spine with Red and Black text; Dustjacket has some edgewear, some shelfwear, sticky material on front cover, small closed tears along head edge of rear cover, price clipped; Boards strong, bumping to bottom corners, discoloration along edges; Textblock has discoloration to endpapers; 332 pp; signed by author on front endpaper.
Mumbai: Bennett, Coleman & Co. Ltd., 2005. First Edition. Oblong Quarto; VG/G; black/gray pictorial spine with white text; first edition; dust jacket shows slight soiling to exterior; minor edge wear; cloth has slight smudges to exterior; strong boards; text block edges have slight wear; interior clean; frontispiece; profusely illustrated; pp 211.
Ithaca and London: Cornell University Press, 1958. First Edition. Octavo; VG; burgundy spine with silver text; no jacket; first edition; cloth has only mild exterior wear; strong, straight boards; previous bookshop's sticker to rear; exterior edges to text block shows minimal wear; tight binding; illustrated; pp 269.