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.
Mythology & Folklore
Boston: George W. Briggs & Co., 1855. First Edition. 8vo., 182pp.; G+; bound in original blind- and gilt-stamped brown cloth, gilt lettering; cover of tail of spine coming loose, head of spine missing, chips to rest of spine; rubbing, bumping, and fraying to corners, board edges; some water damage, cloth on boards has some waviness and air-pockets, lower edge of ffep through title page, page 174-end; water damage to the corners and lower edges of plates; pencil writing to endpapers; colored frontis and five b/w plates; Alcott's first book, a collection of fables about nature she wrote at age 16 for her friend and neighbor Ellen Emerson, the daughter of Ralph Waldo Emerson. It was published in an edition of 1600 copies.; KS consignment; shelved case 7.
The University of Texas Press: American Folklore Society, 1975. Second Printing. Second Printing; Quarto; VG-/G+; Spine is light greenish-brown with black text, sunned; DJ has general shelf wear, edge wear, sunned around edges, creasing to edges, age-toning, some small open and closed tears, design is clear; Boards have general shelf wear, light rubbing and bumping to corners and edges, joints and hinges are strong; Text block has general signs of handling, age-toning, light pen and pencil, content is clear; pp 181; Additional shipping cost may be necessary for expedited and international shipping.
New York: Brentano's. Early Edition. 4to., 319pp.; VG-; rebound in bright orange cloth, black lettering on spine; part of original front board preserved and attached to front board, includes the entirety of the title, center illustration, and artist's name; interior has some age-toning and foxing; mild rubbing, staining to rear cover; LP consignment; shelved case 12, Dupont.
London: Hodder & Stoughton, n.d. [c. 1924]. First Edition Thus. Quarto, 197 pages, G; green cloth boards, gilt lettering and gilt decorative tooling to spine and front board: spine slightly cocked, boards shaken, binding sturdy; backstrip faded light brown, gilt lettering bright and legible; fading to panels of boards adjacent to spine; head of spine separated from text-block, casing somewhat loose yet intact; significant water damage to back board yet does not affect interior beyond turn-in to back board and slight buckling to back paste-down; inscribed by previous owners to ffep, dated Christmas 1931; mild age-toning to margins of interior, occasional foxing, text somewhat affected yet clear and legible; all 12 full-color tipped-in plates by Nielsen, incl. frontispiece, protected by tissue guards; shelved Case 13.
Totowa, New Jersey: Rowman & Littlefield, 1976. First U.S. 8vo. VG/VG-. faded DJ spine appears a mild yellow from sun exposure, has large red italics centered; between the original golden yellow hue of jacket front and its partly faded rear. age-toning affects the inner flaps. burgundy clothbound HB, solidly bound interior with light gray endpages. neat ivory textblock interior, all sheets neat, outer edges no marks. 19 illustrations and 2 maps. 174 pp. ISBN# 0874718368.
Garden City: Doubleday and Co Inc, 1976. Octavo. VG/Poor DJ. Green spine with gold text/title; dj is price-clipped on the upper lateral edge on the inside flap of the front; dj is age-toned with severe edgewear, including a couple of large diagonal creases and a large diagonal closed tear extending over 2 inches; boards are strong and clean; binding is strong; textblock is clean. Pp. 108.
Philadelphia: Claxton, Ramsen, and Haffelfinger, 1871. 10mo; pp 258; G/no-DJ; red spine with gilt text; cloth has moderate sunning to exterior, mostly to spine; some rubbing to corners; some soiling to exterior; text block has age toning to exterior edges; frontispiece with tissue guard; slight offset to tissue guard; previous owner's name to ffep; some few pages loosed toward front, but still present; light toning to interior; dark brown endpapers.
New Brunswick: Rutgers University Press, 1945. Octavo; VG-/VG-; White spine has black and yellow illustration of the beach, light tan head, white text. DJ has shelf wear, small open tears on spine head and front edge, closed tear on front, rubbing to edges, age toned spine. Boards have light rubbing to edges, age toning to spine, top corners are nicked, apart from that, binding strong; Textblock has previous owner's name in ink on front end paper, otherwise, free of marks on pages; pp 304.
San Francisco: The Book Club of California, 1983. Limited Edition, 518 copies. small 4to., 58pp.; VG; spine off-white; dust jacket off-white, protected with a mylar covering; very mild shelfwear; interior clean; with an original leaf from the first edition (1818) of The Fables of Aesop and a new impression from one of Bewick's original wood engravings, both present, this copy has page 51/52, The Fox and the Vizor Mask; JS consignment; shelved case 7.
Uddevalla, Sweden: Niloe, 1984. Octavo: VG/VG-: Tan age toned spine with light orange box and black text: DJ has general shelfwear, some slight chipping along edges, some mild age toning: Boards are strong and clean, binding tight, mild edgewear: Textblock exterior has some dust staining to head edge, front free page has stamps and notations in ink, else clean and pages unmarked: Text is entirely in SWEDISH: 320 pp.
London: George Allen & Unwin, 1951. Octavo; G-/no DJ; Hardcover w/out DJ; Spine, brown with gold print; Boards in brown cloth with gold print, mild wear to corners and spine caps, stains, smudging, shelfwear; Text block has spotting to edges, endpapers, and some pages throughout, spine break at page 81, pencil annotations to “Appendix” pages 179-181; 183 pages, frontispiece, illustrated (b&w plates).
Munich: Georg W. Dietrich, 1913. Quarto in dark pink cloth hardcovers with vinyl cover; gold and black gilt on covers; moderate soiling; strong binding; title page slightly soiled and repaired with scotch tape; illustrations on white glossy paper; text in Gothic letters; in German; pp. 95; shelved in Case # 7; DC consignment; please contact us for shipping costs.
London: Constable & Company Ltd, 1909. First Edition Thus. Quarto, 325 pages; VG; rebound in half red calf, boards are the original cloth from publisher's binding; spine paneled with gilt lettering and tooling; mild wear and rubbing to boards; mild rubbing to corners; with 40 color illustrations; mild foxing, does not impact plates; shelved case 3.
Norwalk, CT: Easton Press, 1994. First Editions Thus. Octavos, 17 volumes; VG; bound in fine genuine burgundy leather with bright gilt spine titles and gilt and black decorative motif on covers; each volume with matching motif; head of spine of volume 1 bleached to gray, presumably through sun; gilt text block; silk endpapers; silk ribbon; all 17 volumes still in publisher's shrinkwrap, shelved above case 1.
New York: Houghton Mifflin, 1914. first edition; illustrated by John Hargrave. small quarto in beige cloth covers with burgundy and red letters; VG/G; covers with heavy soiling and discoloration; binding loosening with open gutter on p. 65; previous owner's penciled inscription on ffep; paper discolored around edges; text and illustrations clean; pp. 199; the witty tales represent a combination of Arabic and African cultures; shelved in Mythology section.
London: James Fraser, 1841. First Edition. Small octavo, 303 pages; VG; bound in brown leather with six-band embossed spine and gold gilt; rebacked with spine preserved; boards with double gilt rule, board edges with single gilt roll; marbled end pages; strong binding; first few pages with slight browning around spine; text and paper clean; includes lectures on Islam, the Reformation, Cromwell; GP consignment; shelved in Case 3.
Rutland, VT: Charles E. Tuttle Company, 1978. Fourth Printing. 8vo. VG/VG. medium blue glossy DJ spine with white titles fill spine. a bit of wear to spine ends and extremities, surfacewear is mild. price-clipped front inner flap. brown figures on medium yellow illustrate the fep/ffep. ivory textblock is clear and excellent, with its smooth edges unabraded. 108 pp. ISBN# 0804805237.
New York, NY: Alfred A. Knopf, 1947. First Edition. Small Quarto; G+/G-; Black illustrated spine with white box and black text; DJ age-toned, generally clean with considerable shelfwear and edgewear, chipping at corners and both ends of spine, open tear at top of spine, front cover has several closed tears along top edge and one along tail edge as well as chipping along fore edge, back cover has chipping along top edge and open tear along tail edge as well as evidence of water damage along tail edge, adjacent to spine, water damage seeps through to back board, reverse side of DJ proves further evidence of water damage; Boards strong, generally clean, water damage along tail edge of back cover adjacent to spine; Textblock clean, fore edge deckled, top edge ink stain intact yet faded, tail edge lightly stained, possible signs of speckling; pp 707.
New York: The Grolier Club, 1901. Limited Edition, one of 325 copies. 8vo, unpaginated; VG; spine brown leather with blind tooling, obscured by chemise; bound in original pigskin decorated with blind tooling, with brass clasps, both working; marbled endpapers; housed in the publisher's felt-lined chemise and slipcase, G, chemise has some fraying and mild wear, slipcase has moderate wear, still sturdy enough to hold the volume, rear panel detached on three sides, top edge threatening to detach; one of 325 copies on Whatman paper (and three on vellum); Translated by Robert Copland from the French Version Published in Paris in 1504. A Literal Reprint in the Types of Wynkyn de Worde after the Unique Copy Printed by him on Parchment in London MCCCCCXII; shelved case 12.
Plainview, NY: Original Publications, 1973. Octavo: VG-/no-DJ paperback: Off white spine with black text: Covers have general shelfwear, some fraying to corners, age toning, creases to hinges, 2.5 inch scratch along head edge front, binding solid: Textblock exterior has some dark smudges, pages unmarked: 243 pp.
London: Macmillan and Co., Limited, 1913. First Edition Thus. 4to., 378pp.; VG-; bound in publisher's green cloth with gilt titles to spine and extensive gilt decoration to spine and front board; top edge of text block gilt; binding slightly loose, beginning to open on front gutter; some foxing throughout; with 32 colored plates, including frontispiece; some fraying to corners, board edges, head and tail of spine; shelved case 14.
London, Great Britain: Cassell & Co., 2001. First UK. 8vo. VG+/VG+. bright green DJ spine with small yellow and white titling, black publisher just above foot. book jacket front illustrated, centered graphic on rear. dark green HB with gold-stamped spine titles, with matching green endpages, some brown pencil markings just to fep. Library of Congress surplus duplicate, stamped upon copyright page. as is. main textblock clean, with illustrations. binding and boards solid, unmarked edges all sides.
New York, NY: Thomas Yoseloff, May 1963. Third Printing. 8vo. VG/VG-. curling at the ends of DJ spine strip, both upper and lower segments are part of a decorative b/w illustrated band, with pink titleblock centered between with tiny black author, title and publisher. bright pink band extends across jacket front between the illustrated bands. light tan clothbound HB with stamped black type centered, adjacent boards are pointed but area bumped. richly illustrated with whimsical drawings based on vase paintings. lightly handled interior and sheets. mild marks, sheer spotting from mild moisure exposure to head-edge, roughly trimmed fore-edge and tail edges are fine. 317 pp.
Berlin: Volksverband der Bücherfreunde, Wegweiser Verlag, 1924. Octavo; G+/no DJ; Hardcover w/out DJ; Spine, brown leather (faded from green) with gold print; Boards in green paper and green leather with gold print, worn, exposed corners, wear to edges, spine faded from green with wear to spine caps, slight surface tears on rear; Text block has green-tinted edges, clean and tight; Text in German with gothic font (fraktur); From Library of Congress description: “A typographical imitation of the Hundeshagen manuscript (Nibelungen handschrift b, written according to the editor ca. 1435) The ms. formerly in possession of Bernhard Hundeshagen in Mainz, was in 1867 bought by the Staatliche Bibliothek at Berlin (Ms. germ. fol. 855) It is the only illustrated manuscript of the Nibelungenlied thus far known”; xii, 265 pages, illustrated (color).
Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 1978. first. Octavo; G/G; Orange spine with yellow text; Dust jacket is rubbed and has fraying edges with small tears, foxing on flaps; Boards have staining on spine and lightly rubbed exterior, otherwise strong; Textblock is slightly age toned with foxing on exterior edges; pp 373.
Chicago, IL: The University of Chicago Press, 1971. First Edition. Small Octavo: VG:VG-: Pink spine with white text: DJ has age toning most notably along spine, small chips, general shelfwear, some scuffing: Boards are strong with light general shelfwear mostly concentrated at head and tail of spine and corners, dust staining: Textblock has dust staining along head of spine, pages are clean and free of markings, folds and tears, front free page has book plate from previous owner: 239 pp.
UK: Stephen Austin, 1854. Assumed First English Language. Quarto in green cloth, VG, title in white on spine. Shelf wear, soiling to boards. Gutter cracked. Age toning to text block, text clean. Some foxing, especially to endpapers. Former owner's name inked on title page. 850 pages. Shelved in India section.
London, Copenhagen, Stockholm: The Norroena Society, 1905. 20/650. Octavo; pp 618; G-/no-DJ; navy blue spines with gilt text; 2 volumes; ex-library; limited Viking edition, this is no. 20 of 650; cloths have moderate sunning to exteriors; wear showing to spine edges and fore corners; noticeable rubbing to exteriors; strong boards; library markings to spines; text blocks show slight soiling to exterior edges; slightly age toned fore edges; ffeps missing in both volumes; some minor chipping to fore edges of first few pages; ex-library with library markings to few early pages; library pouches to rear pastedowns; library bookplate to front pastedowns; bookplate remnants to verso of title page of vol. 2; frontispieces with tissue guards; cracking to frontispiece near gutter in vol. 2, as is.
London: Hamilton, Adams and Co., 1861. quarto in leather boards. VG. Book has been rebound. Marbeled endpapers. Edge of textblock is gilt. Leather is flaking off of the boards, especially near top edge of front boards. Corner of boards bumped and rounded. Pencil writing on ffep. Book contains 12 full page color lithographic plates by Scottish painter John Faed. Binding is solid. 19 pp. total. [Oversized book. Additional postage necessary for expedited/international orders. Economy International shipping unavailable due to size/weight restrictions. For international/expedited customers, please inquire for rates].
Worcester, England: Privately Printed for the Author, 1968. Special Limited Edition (#39/240). Tall quarto in hand-bound morocco with deep blue spine in moire case; VG/VG; slight shelf wear on case; hand-sewn book has deckle edges; moire end pages; hand-made paper; two water colors of Neptune designed in author's studio; contains lead pencil studies and drawings of more than 32 inspirations for figureheads; shelved case 11; please contact us for shipping costs.
London: Doubleday, Page & Co., 1909. First Edition Thus. 4to., pp., VG-; blue cloth boards, gilt lettering and illustration to spine and front board; fading to spine, text legible; bumping/chipping to head and tail of spine, mild cocking to spine; bumping/rubbing to corners of boards, slight cocking to boards, mild shelfwear to boards; boards shaken, signs of repair to gutter (pasted white strip) between verso of half title and first blank page and between pp.100-101, binding intact; age-toning to interior, text legible and illustrations clear; contains eleven (11) full-color tipped-in plates by Rackham, including frontispiece, protected by tissue guards; printed and bound by William Heinemann, London, stated to verso of half-title page and title page; shelved Case 14.
Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1949. Reprinted. 12 mo. VG/no DJ - hardback. 4 volumes; Green spines with gold text/titles; Volume I has moisture exposure staining on the spine and Volumes 2 & 3 have foxing on the spine; boards are strong and mostly clean; bumped boards; bookplate of the previous owner on the front free end pages; foxing noted on the front pastedown, front free end page, back free end page, and back pastedown; bindings are strong; textblocks are clean. Volume 1: Pp. 248 Volume 2: Pp. 275 Volume 3: Pp. 280 Volume 4: Pp. 247.
London: J. and R. Tonson and J. Watts, 1746. Sixth edition. Octavo, 194pp. Hardcover in VG- condition. Rebacked with new spine and end-papers. Bumping and shelf-wear. Moderate rubbing and abrasions to original boards. Mild foxing throughout text. Slight offsetting of engravings on facing pages. Binding is sturdy. TJ CONSIGNMENT. Shelved case 7 Spine is tan leather with gilt text and green accent on raised bands.
London: John Stockdale, Picadilly, 1793. Octavo, 2 vol in dark red morocco with gilt decorations and titles on spine, 5 raised bands on spine with gilt escutcheons and titles, date on bottom of spine, gilt edges on text block all around. Vol I, 225pp, Vol II, 187pp plus advertisement at rear dated Feb 2, 1793. Contemporary or very early unsigned binding, hinges and spines repaired, about 1/2"x2" chunk missing from Vol 1 spine(see photos), shelf-wear at edges of boards and slight bumping at corners, otherwise tight and bright. Overall in Very Good to Fine condition; shelved in Case #7; please contact us for shipping costs.