Tucson: University of Arizona Press, 1991. First Edition. Quarto, xvii, 324 pages. In Very Good minus condition. Spine is black with burnt orange lettering. Boards have minor shelf wear, minor scuffing to the back, and bumping to corners. Text block has a small stain on the front paste down and end page.
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Sandusky: I.F Mack & Brother Publishers, 1898. Souvenir Editions. Octavo, 379 pages. In Good plus condition. Orange spine with faded gilt lettering. Full binding in orange cloth. Boards show light shelf wear, modest fraying to corners, one tiny hole on joint and moderate shredding to headband and tailband. Text block has the ownership inscription of " Mr. Bellevue" on front free endpaper along with moderate age toning to pages.
1932. Limited Edition: #6/300. Quarto, 33 pages. In Very Good condition with a Very Good minus dust jacket. Spine tan with faded brown lettering. Dust jacket protected in mylar covering. Minor shelfwear. Chipping along spine and edges of dust jacket. Textblock clean. Signed flat by Gavorse and Fiene on limitation page. Shelved in Mythology/Folklore.
Paris: L'Edition D'Art H. Piazza, c.1912. Quarto, , -116,  pages. In Very Good condition. Bound in half dark green leather with a paneled spine and gilt titling and marbled paper boards. Some rubbing and wear, primarily to spine and extremities. With 50 tipped-in color plates with captioned tissue guards. Text in French. Original printed wraps and endpapers bound in. Shelved case 14.
New York, Evanston, San Francisco: Harper & Row, Publishers, 1973. First US Edition. Octavo, 512 pages. In Very Good condition with a Very Good minus dust jacket. Dust jacket protected with a mylar covering. Slight shelf wear with previous bookshop's small sticker to the front with mildly sunned spine, small closed chip to rear head edge and lightly rubbed edges. Boards have slight whitish spotting, mild lean to the spine and minor edge wear. Text block has moderate age toning to the edges with faint offsetting to the end papers. Illustrated. First US Edition.
Bangkok: Office of the Private Secretary to Her Majesty the Queen, 1995. Quarto, 91 pages. In Very good condition. Slipcase in illustrated paper. Spine is purple with gold print. Boards in illustrated paper with gold print. Toning to spine. Illustrated (color). Text in Thai and English. [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].
London: Macmilland and Co., 1883. New edition. Octavo, xii, 383 pages. In Good minus condition. Spine is green with faded print. Boards in green cloth with faded gold and black print. Wear to spine caps and corners, slight blemishes, shelf wear. Text block has cracked front hinge. “With illustrations drawn and cut on wood by Japanese artists”— title page. NOTE: Shelved in Locked Annex Area, Column A.
New York: Roy Publishers, 1955. Octavo, 344 pages. In Good minus condition with a Good minus dust jacket. Pictorial spine deep beige with red lettering. Dust jacket protected with a mylar covering. Moderate age toning with minor edge wear and price clipped front flap. Boards have whitish staining to edges. Text block has foxing to edges, mild tone interiorly and small reddish spot to page 8. Frontispiece and illustrated with plates throughout.
Philadelphia and New York: Chilton Book Company, 1972. First Edition, Fifth Printing. Octavo, xv, 525 pages. In Very Good minus condition with a Good plus dust jacket. Grayish beige pictorial spine with white lettering. Dust jacket protected with mylar covering, price uncut: "$7.50". Mild age toning to spine and light wear. Bound in publisher's green cloth with black lettering to spine. Lightly sunned spine and edges with light bumping to spine edges. Text block has slight age toning to edges. Faint offsetting to end papers. Illustrated with black and white plates and maps. First Edition, Fifth Printing.
New York: The Macmillan Company, 1930. Octavo, xxix, 192 pages. In Fair plus condition. Spine is green with black print. Boards in green cloth with black print. Wear to spine caps and corners, toning to spine, peripheral toning, mild bump to front top edge. Text block has purple tinted top edge, occasional foxing throughout. Illustrated (b&w).
New York: Oxford University Press, 2000. First Edition, First Printing. Octavo; xi, 189 pages. In Very Good condition. Spine graphic blue with white lettering. Minor shelfwear. Adhesive residue from previous sales sticker on rear cover. Textblock clean. Signed flat by Murphy on title page. Shelved in Mythology & Folklore.
London: Neville Spearman, 1970. First Edition. Octavo, vii, 184 pages. In Very Good condition with Very Good dust jacket. White spine with blue and white lettering. Dust jacket protected in mylar covering. Text block is clean with black and white photographs tipped-in at pages 56-7, 120-1, and 152-3. Shelved in Mythology & Folklore.
London: The Fanfrolico Press, n.d. Limited Edition 293/500. Octavo. Unpaginated. In Good condition. Bound in black cloth with gilt text on spine. Boards show tearing to spine, rubbing to corners, and mild edgewear and shelfwear. Textblock has light age toning, pencil marginalia on some pages. Shelved Allan's Office.
London, Stockholm, Copenhagen: Norroena Society, 1906. Octavo; G; blue 1/2 bound spine with gilt text and Illustration; blue cloth covered boards; few chips to spine edges; slight rubbing wear to joints and edges; straight boards; textblock exterior head edge gilt; exterior fore and tail edges have age toned with deckled edges; marbled endpapers; previous owner's bookplate to front pastedown; few ex-library markings inside; numbered Viking Edition; this is no. 20 of 650 copies; frontispiece with tissue guard; interior pages show minimal toning; tape repaired gutter to verso to frontispiece; some peeling wear to rear pastedown, probably due to removal of label; Illustrated plates with tissue guard; pp 345.
London: The Fanfrolico Press, 1928. 317/725. Octavo; G+; blue spine with gilt text and illustration; edition limited and numbered to 725 copies; this is no. 317; no jacket; clear protective wrap to cloth; cloth has faint sunning to exterior; more sunning showing to spine; gilt illustration to front; good binding; light edge wear; textblock exterior fore and tail edges have modestly age toned; head edge colored dark green; previous owner's name to ffep; light offsetting to endpapers; slight crack to front and rear hinges; offsetting to pp 94-95, otherwise interior mildly toned; illustrated; pp 124.
n.p. Privately Printed for the Pierre Louys Society, 1927. 915/1250. Octavo; G+; off-white spine with silver text; limited, numbered copies; this is no. 915 of 1250; cloth exterior shows slight soiling wear; slight edge wear; good binding; no jacket; clear mylar wrap to cloth; textblock exterior edges have modestly age toned; crease to front endpaper; deckled fore edge; frontispiece with tissue guard; interior good; illustrations with tissue guard; pp 235.
New York: Kiggins & Kellogg, 1854. Small Octavo, , 166 pages; Good Plus; bound in publisher's embossed blue cloth, gilt to spine; some rubbing and general shelfwear, rubbing to boards causing some blue to wear off; bumping to corners, light chipping to head and tail of spine; ink name stamp to front pastedown, ink library name and number to front free endpaper; BS consignment; shelved case 14.
London: Oxford University Press, 1963. Reprint. Octavo; xxv, 558 pages; Very Good/Very Good Minus; spine brown with black text; dust jacket protected with mylar; price clipped, some shelfwear to dust jacket, including a small brown dot to front cover, creasing and chipping to spine, a small missing section to head of spine, and large corner fold to front flap to make clipping a clean edge; some foxing to bottom edge of textblock; black and white photographs throughout; shelved Anthropology.
Beijing: Zhaohua Publishing House, 1985. First Edition. Booklet [7.25x9.75]; VG-/paperback; white spine with black text; first edition; covers have mild exterior wear; light tone to exterior; light creases to front tail corner; previous bookshop's small sticker to rear; binding intact; textblock exterior edges have mild toning; interior good; profusely illustrated.
New York: Harper & Row, Publishers, 1988. First Edition, First Printing. Thin Quarto; VG-/G; green, blue, red, brown and yellow pictorial spine with white text; first edition; first printing; dust jacket exterior shows slight soiling, mostly to rear; minimal edge wear; one or two small indentations to front joint; clear protective wrap to jacket; cloth has exterior very slight wear; minimal edge wear; strong boards, good binding; textblock clean; previous owner's name with date to front endpaper; interior clean; illustrated; unpaginated; signed by author and illustrator.
New York: Viking Penguin, 2000. First Edition, First Printing. Octavo; VG-/VG-; red pictorial spine with white text; first edition, first printing; dust jacket exterior shows minimal wear; light sunning to spine; previous bookshop's sticker to rear; cloth exterior shows minimal wear; light edge wear; other edges good; tight binding; text block edge have few reddish marks; frontispiece; interior clean; illustrated; pp 782.
Munchen and Wien: Albert Langen and Georg Muller Verlag GmbH, 1977. Quarto; VG-/G; ivory spine with black and red text; dust jacket exterior shows slight soiling wear; minor chips to edges; green cloth exterior shows mild wear; lightly bumped corners; sturdy boards; textblock exterior edges have light wear; interiors clean; frontispiece; illustrated; interior clean; pp 231; text in German.
New York: E.P. Dutton & Company, 1921. Octavo; G/Poor+; Hardcover with DJ; DJ spine, grey with blue print; DJ has edgewear with small tears at spine ends and flap corners, portions torn away across rear top edge, long tears to hinges repaired with tape, toning to spine, peripheral toning; Boards in green cloth, wear to spine caps, bumped corners, else clean and strong; Text block initialed in pencil on front endpapers, cracked front hinge, light age-toning to paper, else clean and tight; viii, 238 pages. Shelved in Netdesk office, on bookshelf to the right of the 7's Ephemera sections.
New York: The Platt & Munk Co., Inc., 1934. Quarto; G; red 1/4 bound spine without text; exterior to boards have slight soiling wear; few chips to spine edges; some rubbing wear to edges; otherwise binding intact; pictorial paper label to front with pink titles; flat chip to front; good binding; text block exterior edges have slightly age toned; gift inscription to front pastedown; green endpapers; frontispiece; slight foxing to some pages; illustrated; unpaginated.
Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press, 1970. First American Edition. Octavo; 168 pages; VG-/G+; Orange spine with black and white text; Dustjacket protected by mylar covering, sunning to spine, small closed tear along tail edge of front cover, tearing at top corner of front cover; Rubbing to corners and along spine edges; Shelved Mythology and Folklore.
Moscow: Progress Publishers, 1980. Second Printing. 10mo; G+; green, yellow, blue and red spine with black text; second printing, English translation; cloth exterior has mild handling wear; minor bumping to corners; slightly cocked spine; no jacket; text block exterior edges have mild toning; pictorial endpapers; one or two stray marks inside, interior very good otherwise; pp 227.
Mantoloking NJ: Beachcomber Press, 1981. Third Printing. Oblong Quarto; VG-/paperback; deep yellow spine with sage text; third printing; covers have mild exterior wear; one or two small marks to exterior; ex-library sticker to spine; textblock exterior edges show only slight tone; mild defect to gutter to pp 42-43, 90-91 and 190-191; interior good otherwise; illustrated; pp 207; signed by Robert Jahn. NOTE: Shelved in Room X, Case #5.
Washington, D.C. The Associates in Negro Folk Education, 1937. First Editions. Octavos, Two Volumes. In Fair condition. In publisher's orange wraps. Both volumes inscribed by Brown, possibly to his wife, Daisy. The Negro in American Fiction. Octavo, , 209 pages. Wraps reinforced with thick brown tape along all four edges of front wrap, spine, fore edge of rear wrap, front wrap only held on by the tape, some soiling, general wear, and creasing to wraps, small blue ink spot to gutter of page 15, extending slammer through to 5, inscribed on the title page 'For Daisy / Who saw it / growing / Sterling / June 15, 1938'; Pencil on page 1 reads 'Mrs Dolly Moore Cleveland / youngest son for Sterling H. Brown', some pencil marginalia starting on page 17. Negro Poetry and Drama. Octavo, , 142 pages. Front wrap detached but present, some soiling and wear to wraps, inscribed on the title page 'For Daisy / First fruits of the / Fellowship / Sterling", small pencil marginalia correction to page 11. JR Consignment. Shelved in Case 1.
Wymondham: Sycamore Press Ltd, 1985. First Sycamore Press Edition. Octavo; VG-; white spine with black text; first Sycamore Press edition; exterior to cloth has sunned mildly; slightly splayed boards; no jacket; text block exterior edges show light wear; frontispiece; interior clean; illustrated; pp 288.
New York: Pantheon Books, 1977. First Edition, First Printing. Small Octavo; VG-/G; lightly sunned blue/beige spine with black and beige text; first edition; first printing; dust jacket exterior shows some soiling; otherwise modest wear to front; minor edge wear; cloth exterior has very light shelf wear; good intact binding; text block exterior edges have light tone; pictorial endpapers; interior clean; illustrated; pp 113; inscribed by author.
New York: Frederick A. Stokes Company. Octavo; G-; Hardcover; Spine, brown with gold print; Boards in brown cloth with gold print, mild wear to spine caps and corners, else light shelfwear; Text block has inscription in ink on front flyleaf, cracked front hinge, else clean and tight; xii, 379 pages, frontispiece, folded map tipped-in at rear, illustrated “with sixteen collotypes after drawings by Lt. Louis Weirter R.B.A. and sixteen illustration in colour”. NOTE: Shelved in Netdesk office, Case #2.
New York: Atheneum, 1964. First Edition, First Printing. Octavo, 158 pages; VG/VG-; spine blue and white with white titling; dust jacket protected with a mylar covering, price uncut '$3.95', chipping to head of spine, some mild wear and rubbing; inscribed on the half-title page by Hodges; shelved case 9.
London: Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1952. Octavo; Fair+/Fair+; Hardcover with DJ; DJ spine, tan with purple print; DJ has edgewear, small tears at top of spine, toning to spine, peripheral toning, mild shelfwear; Boards in red cloth, slight wear to spine caps and corners, else clean and strong; Text block has spotting to edges, name in ink on front flyleaf, tanning to endpapers, intermittent spine breaks, musty odor; xxviii, 257 pages.
Athens: G.C. Eleftheroudakis, 1965. First English edition. Octavo; 1st English edition; G-; Hardcover; Spine, blue with gold print; Boards in blue cloth with gold print, light wear to spine caps and corners, light bumps to front bottom edge, else clean and strong; Text block has spotting to top edge, penciled marginal notation throughout; Typed letter from author signed in ink laid in; xix, 174 pages, frontispiece, illustrated (b&w).
New York: Parents' Magazine Press, 1968. First Edition. Larger Octavo; G/G-; purple spine with black and beige text; first edition; exterior to dust jacket shows some age toning toward edges; few chips to edges; cloth exterior has mild wear; small whitish smudge to front; light sunning to spine and edges; sturdy boards; textblock has slightly toned exterior edges; frontispiece; interior pages good; illustrated; pp 96.
Paris: L'Edition D'Art H. Piazza, c.1912. Quarto, , -116,  pages; VG-; bound in half green leather, paneled spine with gilt titling, patterned paper boards; newly rebacked with spine preserved; some rubbing and wear, fading and rubbing to paper boards, wear to extremities; top edge gilt; with 50 tipped-in color plates with captioned tissue guards; text in French; shelved case 14.
Utrecht, The Netherlands: w. de haan n.v., [c. 1940]. Octavo, 407 pages; VG-; three-quarter ecru cloth binding, boards in tan paper; spine with gilt lettering and black and gilt design; mild shelf wear and soiling; corners bumped; small chips missing at fore edges of boards; binding slightly shaken; illustrated in black, white, and gold, and full color plates; all text in Dutch; pages clean; shelved Case 14.