Mythology & Folklore
Wellington, Auckland, Sydney: A.H. & A.W. Reed, 1963. Reprint. Reprint; Octavo; VG-/VG-; Spine is made to resemble wood, sunned to a light brown, with white text; DJ has general shelf wear, creasing along edges, some open and closed tears, age-toning, design is clear; Boards have general shelf wear, bumping to corners, joints and hinges are Strong; Text block has general signs of handling, age-toning, content is clear; pp 491.
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: George Routledge and Sons, n.d. [c. late 1800s-early 1900s]. small 8vo., 150 pp., G; red cloth-covered spine and boards gilt lettering and illustration; fading to gilt lettering on spine; bumping, chipping, and fraying to head and tail of spine and corners; rubbing to edges of spine and boards; inscribed by previous owner on front free endpaper; age-toning to text-block; mild soiling to interior; binding shaken but still intact; frontispiece; shelved Front Case.
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.
London: George G. Harrap, 1932. 4to., 288 pp., VG/VG-; white DJ, green lettering to spine; chipping with material loss more so to head of spine than corners; mild age-toning to covers, lettering to spine faded blue-green, foxing towards back of spine (lettering affected yet clear and legible); age-toned tape to bottom right corner of front cover and top right corner of back cover; "15/- NET" to front flap; DJ protected by mylar; red cloth boards, gold lettering/illustration; rounding to spine, bumping to head and tail, gilt to spine faded yet legible, gilt to front board bright; mild wear to boards; dark top, age-toning to text-block, small age spot to fore-edge; marking in pencil to p. 288, all other pages clean; full-color frontispiece protected by tissue guard; LP consignment; shelved Case 13, Dupont.
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.
Paris: Librairie Ancienne Honore Champion, 1929-1930. First Edition Thus. Octavo; 2 volumes; 181pp; 424pp; full brown cloth; spines faded; paint wash blemish top board volume one; spine ends and corners bit worn; hinges tender; contents very good throughout. A publication of the Societe Des Anciens Textes Francais. [Spines; faded gilt titles on rust-colored cloth].
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.
New York: Ballantine Books, 2011. First Edition. Octavo; VG+/VG; spine dark blue at head and tail segueing into the edge of an illustrated Declaration of Independence with a red tear in the center, with yellow and white text; HB: blue paper spine with gilt text, quarter bound with blue paper boards; minor shelf wear and bumping, text block clean; 456 pp; DJ lightly bent at head edge, and on spine; small ding on tail edge of rear board; full page maps of the Eastern Seaboard of the United States and of Nova Scotia; else VG.
Boston: Branden Press Publishers, 1975. First edition. Octavo. Fair in fair+ price-clipped dust jacket. White spine with black lettering. Dust jacket soiled, book covers rubbed. Foxing primarily to top edge of book block. Foxing to free end paper. Text pages and binding very good. 134pp followed by 15 plates.
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, Henley and Boston: Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1977. reprint and first paperback. Octavo; G-/no-DJ paperback; Gray spine with black text; Covers have slightly age toned edges with lightly rubbed and smudged exterior, otherwise intact and sturdy panels; Text block shows some foxing on exterior edges and on first few pages with tight binding; small sticker inside front cover and previous owner's book plate on first page; pp 261.
Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1970. Early reprint. Octavo. VG in good price-clipped dust jacket. Light brown spine with black lettering. Several small closed tears and chips to top edge of dust jacket spine and top of the jacket at the hinges. Slight shelf-wear to dust jacket panels. Covers clean, binding intact, text block edges clean. Text of pages clean and free of markings. 201pp.
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.
Clifton, New Jersey: Reference Book Publishers, Inc. 1966. First US Edition. small 8vo. VG-/ - no DJ. solid dark blue clothbound HB spine with two gilt bands bordered at spine ends, rubbing obscures some of gilt lettering, with tiny imprinted and separately centered full title and publisher. right fep has ink signature of previous owner. heavy rubbing shows as stress at ends, thin panel edges and worn corner points. front panelboard is imprinted with gold characters and an elliptical pattern of scrollwork and flourishes surrounding the large stamped gilt title. lightly rubbed and touched and sheer stains from water exposure to the exterior. exterior page edges are smooth but lightly shelfworn. 228 pp.
Cambridge & London: Harvard University Press, 1985. Octavo; VG/VG-; Beige spine with burgundy text; Dust jacket has slightly sunned spine and head edge, some minor edge wear but otherwise clean and intact; Cloth is slightly sunned with minor edge wear, otherwise strong and intact panels; Text block has very slight shelf wear on exterior edges, due to handling, however pages are unmarked and binding is tight; pp 207.
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 in brown leather with six-band embossed spine with gold gilt; VG; marbles end pages; strong binding; first few pages with slight browning around spine; text and paper clean; pp. 303; includes lectures on Islam, the Reformation, Cromwell; shelved in Case # 3; GP consignment.
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.
Bath, Royaume-Uni: Parragon, 2004. l'edition francaise. Small quarto; vg-/vg; dj, purple, patterned spine with gilt and white text; dj, light shelf wear; HB, same; boards, minor shelf wear and bumping; binding shaken; scratch on front board; text block, clean; illustrations in color; maps; 320pp. ---TEXT IN FRENCH.
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: AMS Press, Inc. Octavo: VG/no-DJ: Red spine with cold text: Boards are strong and clean with some mild shelfwear a scuffing, back board has a small white stain on the upper exterior: Textblock has darkened with age but is clear of markings, highlighting, folds, tears etc: Book is a reprint of a report from 1896, ISBN listed is 0404118348: Starts at page 323 goes through page 462.
Philadelphia: David McKay, 1923. large 8vo., 457 pp., VG/VG-; white DJ, black lettering; chipping with closed tearing/superficial material loss to head and tail of spine and corners; overall wear to covers, illustration to front cover affected yet clear, occasional closed tears to edges of covers, open tear to top edge of back cover; flaps blank, DJ protected by mylar; blue cloth boards, gold lettering to spine, black pictorial endpapers illustrated by Tenggren; mild wear to boards/text-block, gilt top, age-toning to text-block; starting hinge to front endpapers, spine somewhat cocked, boards somewhat shaken, binding study; signature of previous owner and ex libris bookplate to front paste-down; mild age-toning to interior; full-color illustrated title page; LP consignment; shelved Case 13, Dupont.
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.
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.
Homer Joseph Dodge (Self-Published), 1925. First. Octavo; G+/no-DJ; deep navy spine with no text; boards are slightly brittle with light bumping and rubbing to corners, light staining; textblock has moderate age toning, foxing along hinges and edges, inscription by author to previous owner on front free-end paper; 53pp.
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.
London: Kegan Paul, Trench & Co. 1885. Second Edition, First Printing. 10mo., 139 pp., G+; dark green cloth-covered spine and boards with gilt lettering; bumping, chipping, and fraying to head and tail of spine and corners; fading and scratching to gilt top of text-block; fore-edge and bottom edge of text-block deckled; bluish staining towards bottom half of spine and to front cover; very slight soiling to interior; last four blank pages preceding back free endpaper uncut; age-toning to endpapers; signed by previous owner in black ink on front free endpaper; notation in pencil on back free endpaper; shelved Front Case.