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
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London: John Stockdale, 1793. Octavos, 2 volumes; VG; bound in contemporary washed calf, newly rebacked with spine preserved; spine with elaborate gilt stamping, two labels with gilt titling; marbled endpapers; bookplate to front paste-downs; with 112 plates and tissue-guards; the title page of volume 1 has been trimmed slightly on the bottom edge, slightly impacting the date of publication; shelved case 7.
Wilmington (Del.): Peter Brynberg, 1802. First Wilmington Edition. Octavo, 316 pages; G; bound in contemporary full calf, moderate rubbing and wear to boards, label worn off of spine; early ink versions of the same name to front endpapers, front and rear pastedown; lacking rear endpaper; age-toning to interior; scarce; shelved case 7.
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.
Paris: Aubert et Cie. Quartos, unpaginated; Good condition; Worn light brown quarter-bound leather spine with black and gold indented bands and gilded text, significant wear to spine head, foot and hinges, significant rubbing to green cloth board edges, heavy bumping to corners, slight wear to boards, scratching to textblock edges; foxing and age-toning to pages, heavy in some portions and light in others, previous owner name written neatly on title page of both volumes, all plates by Honoré Daumier present (Volume I: 50 plates, Volume II: 51 plates); Volume I  Volume II .
Baltimore and London: The Johns Hopkins Press, 1970. Octavo; pp 354; G/G; sunned beige spine with dark green and gilt text; dust jacket has slight sunning to exterior; mylar wraps; cloth shows slight sunning to spine; mild wear to exterior; lightly splayed boards; text block shows slight wear to exterior edges; interior clean; ex-library markings to ffep; previous owner's bookplate to front pastedown.
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.
St. Paul: Llewellyn Publications, 1993. First Edition, Second Printing. Octavo; pp 216; VG/paperback; pinkish purple spine with blue and yellow text; covers show only light wear to exterior; mild wear to edges; text block has light wear to exterior edges; frontispiece; interior clean; illustrated; inscribed by author;.
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.
Somerville, MA: Candlewick Studio/Candlewick Press, 2019. First U.S. Edition. Large Quarto; pp 71; VG-; blue/white pictorial spine with dark blue and red text; no jacket; cloth has mild wear to exterior; strong boards; text block clean; pictorial endpapers; frontispiece; interior clean; profusely illustrated;.
New York and London: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1931. Octavo; pp 279; G-; black spine with gilt text; no jacket; cloth shows scratches to rear; some toning toward exterior edges and spine; noticeably rubbed edges; pictorial papered front; sturdy boards; text block has slightly age toned exterior edges; deckled fore edge; previous owner's bookplate to front pastedown; pictorial endpapers; frontispiece; illustrated in vivid color; some slight foxing to pages, impacting few plates; otherwise clean interior; good binding;.
Reilly & Lee, 1905. 32mo., 127 pages,  ad; VG; bound in publisher's red paper with dark green lettering; Tales include Little Snow-White, The Three Little Men in the Wood, The Queen Bee, Snow-White and Rose-Red, Clever Grethel. With 14 color illustrations and numerous black and white illustrations; shelved case 14.
Farrara: Vittorio Baldini, 1607. 12mo, 172 pages; VG; white vellum boards; with black hand-written title on spine; ex libris, bookplate and signature; minor shelf wear and bumping; text block, clean; illus., frontispiece and 4 engraved plates; title page with cherubic border; some foxing and toning starts; bfep, staining; hand-bound boards and spine, sunned; spotting; else very good; ---TEXT IN ITALIAN. Shelved in Case 3.
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.
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.
Philadelphia: David McKay, 1898. New, revised and enlarged edition. Octavo; G-/no DJ; Hardcover w/out DJ; Spine, purple with gold print; Boards in purple cloth with gold and black print, wear to corners and spine caps, fading/shelfwear; Text block has tinted top edge, name in ink on front flyleaf, shaken binding, intermittent spine breaks; xxiii, 501 pages, frontispiece, illustrated “nearly two hundred illustrations” (b&w).
London: The Burton Club, n.d. . Special edition. Octavos in black hardcovers with silver gilt; VG; good binding and minimal soiling; frontispiece color illustration in each volume; deckle edges; text clean; about 250 pages each; shelved above oversized art books; please contact us for shipping costs.
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: The Orion Press, Inc., 1956. Octavo; G/G-; pp 212; yellow spine with red and black text; dust jacket has noticeable soiling to exterior; some chips to exterior; mylar wraps; cloth shows light sunning to exterior; strong boards; text block has light toning to exterior edges; light soiling to edges of endpapers; interior clean; illustrated.
New York: Harper & Row, Publishers, 1988. Quarto; pp 126; VG/G-; black spine with ivory text; full title: Historical Atlas of World Mythology; Vol. II: The Way of the Seeded Earth; Part 1: The Sacrifice; odd volume; dust jacket shows moderate rubbing to exterior; minor wear to edges; light toning to flaps; cloth shows light shelf wear to exterior; strong boards; text block has light wear to exterior edges; frontispiece; interior clean; profusely illustrated.
New York: Harper & Row, Publishers, 1988. Quarto; pp 125; VG-/G-; black spine with ivory text; full title: Historical Atlas of World Mythology, Vol. I: The Way of the Animal Powers; Part 1: Mythologies of the Primitive Hunters and Gatherers; odd volume; dust jacket shows moderate rubbing to exterior; minor wear to edges; small closed tears to rear; light toning to flaps; cloth shows light shelf wear to exterior; strong boards; text block has light wear to exterior edges; frontispiece; interior clean; profusely illustrated.
New York: Harper & Row, Publishers, 1988. Quarto; pp 276; VG-/G-; black spine with ivory text; full title: Historical Atlas of World Mythology, Vol. I: The Way of the Animal Powers; Part 2: Mythologies of the Great Hunt; odd volume; dust jacket shows moderate rubbing to exterior; minor wear to edges; light toning to flaps; cloth shows light shelf wear to exterior; lightly sunned tail edge; strong boards; text block has light wear to exterior edges; frontispiece; interior clean; profusely illustrated.
New York: Harper & Row, Publishers, 1989. Quarto; pp 251; VG-/G-; black spine with ivory text; full title: Historical Atlas of World Mythology, Vol. II: The Way of the Seeded Earth; Part 2: Mythologies of the Primitive Planters: The Northern Americas; odd volume; dust jacket shows moderate rubbing to exterior; minor wear to edges; small closed tears to rear; light toning to flaps; cloth shows light shelf wear to exterior; strong boards; text block has light wear to exterior edges; frontispiece; interior clean; profusely illustrated.
New York: Harper & Row, Publishers, 1989. Quarto; pp 387; VG/G-; black spine with ivory text; full title: Historical Atlas of World Mythology, Vol. II: The Way of the Seeded Earth; Part 3: Mythologies of the Primitive Planters: The Middle and Southern Americas; odd volume; dust jacket shows moderate rubbing and scratches to exterior; minor wear to edges; lightly toned flaps; cloth shows light shelf wear to exterior; lightly sunned edges; strong boards; text block has light wear to exterior edges; frontispiece; interior clean; profusely illustrated.
New York: Harper & Row, Publishers, 1988, 1989. Large quarto; G/paperback; black spines with white text; 3 volumes in 5 books; vols. 1 and 2 in 2 parts: part 1: Mythologies of the Primitive Hunters and Gatherers ; part 2: Mythologies of the Great Hunt ; vol. 2 in 3 parts: part 1: The Sacrifice ; part 2: Mythologies of the Primitive Planters: The Northern Americas ; part 3: Mythologies of the Primitive Planters: The Middle and Southern Americas ; covers have moderate rubbing to exteriors; some minor rubbing to edges; strong boards; text blocks show slight shelf wear to exterior edges; interiors clean; frontispieces; profusely illustrated; additional shipping may be necessary due to size/weight restrictions for international/expedited orders.
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.
New York: Dodd, Mead, & Company, 1982. First Edition. Octavo, 48 pages; VG/VG-; spine is black with yellow lettering; dust jacket is in a mylar covering, has minor wear along the top and bottom edges, with a small tear at the top of the spine and the bottom fore edge corner of the back cover, has minor rubbing on the back cover; binding has minor cocking and detachment on the spine, has minor residue on page 48; shelved case 14.
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.
New York: Walker And Company, 1966. Octavo; VG/G-Hardcover; Yellow and white spine with black text; Moderate shelf wear and age to dust jacket otherwise intact, rubbing along jacket surfaces; Moderate wear to bowed boards otherwise strong and clean, binding solid; dark age toned pages; Age toned text block exterior, text block clean; 272 pp.
n.p. Anness Publishing Ltd, 2017. Large Octavo; pp 512; G/paperback; black pictorial spine with white text; covers have only light scratches to exterior; slightly bumped corners; mild creases to panels; mild sticker residue to front; intact panels; text block has little wear to exterior edges; illustrated endpapers; mild smudges to table of contents pages; clean interior; profusely illustrated;.
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.
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.
Yokohama: Published by the Author, 1910. Octavo; G-/no DJ; Hardcover w/out DJ; Spine, green with gold print; Boards in green cloth with gold print, mild wear to corners and spine caps, blemish on rear; Text block missing front flyleaf, cracked hinges, tanning to endpapers and title page, clean text; xxvii, 391 pages, frontispiece (color), illustrated (b&w plates).
New York: International Book and Publishing Company, 1899. 12mo; Fair; blue spines with gilt text; the famous tales series; 15 of 17 volumes only: Famous Tales of the Orient, pp 324; Famous Tales of Fairyland and Fancy, pp 200; Famous Tales of Barbarians and Savages, pp 279; Famous Classic Tales: The Odyssey, pp 394; Famous Tales of Olden France, pp 239; Famous Classic Tales: The Aeneid, pp 275; Famous Tales of Enchantment, pp 274; Famous Child Stories, pp 259; Famous Tales of Heroism, pp 274; Famous Tales of Battle, Camp and Siege, pp 257; Famous Occult Tales, pp 245; Famous Tales of Gods and Heroes, pp 258; Famous Classic Tales: The Iliad, pp 268; Famous Prose Idyls, pp 292; Famous Tales of Wonder, pp 206; cloths show some soiling to exteriors; beige titles, illustrations and borders to fronts; slight sun darkening to spines; some noticeable rubbing to edges; text blocks have age toned exterior edges with some spotting; chip to tail fore corner of p 9 of Famous Tales of Barbarians and Savages; cracking to gutter at pp 136-137 and front gutter of Famous Tales of Fairyland and Fancy; slight cracking to front hinge of Famous Tales of the Orient; additional shipping may be necessary due to size/weight restrictions for international/expedited orders;.
New York: Rinehart & Co., 1952. Octavo; G/G; Hardcover with DJ; DJ spine, tan with tan and black print; DJ has peripheral tanning including spine, small tears at spine ends and flap corners, mild shelfwear; Boards quarter bound with tan cloth to spine and grey cloth to boards, red print on spine, mild wear to corners and spine caps; Text block has bookplate on half-title page, mild age-toning to endpapers and pages, else clean and tight; 329 pages, illustrated (b&w).
New York, Hagerstown, San Francisco: Harper & Row, Publishers, 1979. First U.S. Edition. Quarto; pp 132; G/G-; light peach spine with black text; dust jacket has some smudges to exterior; lightly sunned spine; cloth has mild sun fading toward edges and to spine; sturdy boards; text block has mild shelf wear to exterior edges; pictorial endpapers; frontispiece; interior edges slightly toned; profusely illustrated;.
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.