Porvoo: WSOY, 1984. Quarto; VG-/G; pp 591; blue, yellow, green pictorial spine with white text; dust jacket shows slight wear to exterior; some chipping to edges; cloth has lightly sunned head and tail edges; strong boards; text block edges have slight tone; illustrated endpapers; inked writing to verso of ffep; frontispiece; profusely illustrated; text in Finnish; additional shipping may be necessary due to size/weight restrictions for international/expedited orders; shelved Myth/Folklore.
Mythology & Folklore
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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.
Punjab: Radha Soami Satsang Beas, 1997. Ninth Edition. Octavo; VG-/G+ Hardcover; Brown pictorial spine with White text; Dustjacket has some edgewear, some shelfwear, small open tear at top corner of front cover; Boards strong, some edgewear, slight shelfwear, white marks on both covers; Textblock has small amount of writing in pencil on rear endpaper, otherwise clean; 300 pp.
London: C. Cowie, [between ca. 1830 and 1833?]. 16mo., 250 pages; VG; bound in three quarter black calf, marbled boards, spine gilt tooled, green label with gilt 'The Talisman' title; mild shelfwear and rubbing; lacking main title page, but each story with with separate title page, headed: 'Magic tales,' pagination and register continuous; 147/148 missing lower 2 cm; 'Embellished with eight coloured engravings,' all folding, of which this copy only has seven, 'The Magic Car! or, Three Days Trial' is missing the folding hand-colored plate' extremely scarce; shelved case 7.
New York: Nelson and Sons, c. . Octavo, 211 pages; VG-; fully bound in brown cloth, spine and front cover have gilt lettering and tooling; binding has minor wear, with minor bumping and fraying at the top and bottom of the spine and on the fore edge corners; pages have minor age toning and minimal detachment in several locations.
London: printed by C. Whittingham. For J. Johnson. W. Ginger and Son. R. Baldwin. F. and C. Rivington. G. and J. Robinson. [and 13 others in London, [1800?]. Octavo, , xii, , 267,  pages; VG-; bound in contemporary full calf, later rebacking with new spine, gilt titling; moderate shelfwear and rubbing to binding; The title-page is engraved; with 110 fables and one woodcut per fable; page 129/130 with large tear, non-archival repair, page 131/132 with large tear; early ink ownership to title page top edge; shelved case 7.
Basileæ: In Officina Heruagiana [Johann Herwagen]; [Johannes Froben], 1538/1518. Octavo, a-x8, y7, A8, B4; VG; bound in 17th century calf, plain paneled spine; some rubbing and wear to binding, minor worming to binding; mild soiling to interior; Lacking y8-z8; The wanting leaves of the 1538 edition substituted after 350 with new pagination of 106-126 with the Galeomyomachia in Greek only from the 1518 Froben edition of Aesopi Phrygis vita et fabellæ, cum latina interpretatione. Early substitution, (i.e. 17th century or earlier) as the textblock is integral and the binding unrestored; Printer's device on title page and on verso of last leaf.; Wide margins; Second title page trimmed at top; small holes in upper and lower gutters of the entire first part from previous binding; Text in Greek and Latin on facing pages for the Aesop, Greek only for the Galeomyomachia Provenance to the recto and verso of the ffep, Fitzwilliam family provenance in several early hands, the largest stating playfully: "William Fitzwilliam not his Book, but John Fitzwilliam his booke"; Scattered marginalia and underlining, including extensive minute annotations in an early faded 16th century hand around the rear printer's mark, other minor annotations throughout, notably in English on Midas on page 315.; Scarce; PD consignment; shelved case 3.
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 ; Shelved on endcap between aisles 9 and 10.
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.
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.
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;.
New York, London, Toronto: Simon & Schuster, 1993. Octavo; VG-/G; ivory white pictorial spine with dark green text; dust jacket shows lightly sunned spine; otherwise light exterior wear; damp staining to rear; damp staining inside dj; mild dings to edges; cloth has light staining to exterior spine; strong, straight boards; text block clean; illustrated; tight binding; pp 831; inscribed by Bill Bennett [William J. Bennett].
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.
New York: Grosset & Dunlap, Inc., 1958. Quarto; pp 99; G; tanned spine with black text; no jacket; cloth shows mild age toning to exterior; chipped spine edges; minor wear to fore edges; chip to rear panel at tail corner; strong boards; text block has light toning to exterior edges; pictorial endpapers; interior clean; illustrated.
Paulton: Purnell, 1979. Octavo; ©1976, Reprinted 1979; G+; Hardcover; Spine, red with gold print; Boards in red cloth with gold print, slight warping, but clean and strong; Text block has date in ink on front flyleaf, else clean and tight; “A Purnell de luxe classic”— facing title page; 178 pages, frontispiece, illustrated (b&w and color 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: 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.
Cambridge: The University Press, 1952. Octavo; G/Fair-; Hardcover with DJ; DJ spine, tan with faint red print; DJ is blue with red and blue print, portion at front top spine corner torn away, tears at spine ends and flap corners, tears and chipping across top edge, toning to spine and peripheral toning; Boards in blue cloth with gold print, toning to bottom edge and to front top spine corner, wear to corners and spine caps; Text block has name stamp on front flyleaf, toning to endpapers, puckering to frontispiece and single interior plate, age-toning to paper; xvii, 365 pages, frontispiece, illustrated (b&w).
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, 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.
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: Artisan, 1996. First Edition, First Printing. Oblong quarto, 167 pages; VG/VG-; spine white with black lettering; dust jacket protected with a mylar covering; mild shelf wear and soiling; mild soiling to back and front of jacket; price uncut '$29.95'; inscribed at title page by Christensen in gold ink; profusely illustrated in full color; pages clean; shelved above Case 14.
Parsippany, NJ: The Unicorn Publishing House, 1986. First Thus, First Printing. Octavo, 178 pages; VG; spine brick red cloth with gilt lettering; mild shelf wear and scuffing; inscribed by Hildebrandt at front free end paper; profusely illustrated in black and white and full color; pages clean; shelved Front Window.
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.
Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1925. Octavo; Second printing; G+; Hardcover; Spine, blue with gold print; Boards in blue cloth with gold print, light wear to spine caps and corners, light shelfwear, else clean and strong; Text block has gilt top edge, inscription in ink on front pastedown, else clean and tight; xxxi, 545 pages, illustrated (b&w plates, folded map tipped in at rear endpapers).
New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1957. Octavo; G-; Hardcover; Spine, yellow with brown print; Boards in yellow cloth, illustrated pastedown on front, wear to spine caps and corners, toning to spine, cocked spine, small surface tears to pastedown, light smudging/shelfwear; Text block has yellow tinted top edge, inscription in ink on half-title page, cracked front hinge, clean text; 362 pages, illustrated (9 color plates).
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: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1989. First Edition, First Printing. Small Quarto; VG/VG-; white spine with black and green text; first edition; first printing; dust jacket has light foxing to exterior; cloth clean; strong boards; text block clean; frontispiece; interior clean; illustrated; signed by author.
London: Oxford University Press, 1966. First English Edition, First Printing. Octavo, xxiii, 134 pages; VG; bound in publisher's pictorial brown cloth, white titling to spine; minor rubbing and shelfwear, primarily to head and tail of spine; small green sticker to upper fore corner of front cover, ffep, price stamp to upper fore corner of ffep; scarce; shelved case 7.
Buenos Aires: Editorial Guillermo Kraft, 1953. Limited edition. Octavo; Limited edition 4816/5200; G; Paperback; Spine, tan with brown print; Cover has taped spine, toning to spine, edgewear to oversized cover, mild smudging; Text block has spotting to fore edge, else clean and tight; Text in Spanish; 379 pages, illustrated (b&w plates).
n.p. Silesian Publishing, 1989. Octavo; G/G; white/yellow/blue/green pictorial spine with black text; dust jacket has modest exterior wear; minor edge wear; cloth has slight shelf wear to exterior; rubbed corners; mildly cocked spine; text block edges show mild tone; interior clean; pictorial endpapers; frontispiece; gift inscription to title page; illustrated; interior clean; pp 181; text in Polish.
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: Oxford University Press, 1967. Octavo; VG-/G Hardcover w/ Dustjacket; Pale Yellow spine with Black text; Dustjacket has some edgewear, slight shelfwear, sunning to spine, small closed tear along tail edge of front cover, small open tears at corners; Boards strong, some edgewear, slight shelfwear; Textblock clean; 240 pp.
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: MacMillan and Co., Limited, 1919. First Edition, Second Printing. Octavo, three volumes; VG-; full bindings of forest green cloth; spines with gilt lettering; mild shelf wear and soiling; some scuffing to covers; small closed tears at heads and tails of spines; bindings shaken; uncut pages throughout; pages clean; shelved above Middle East A-F.
London: Macmillan and Co., 1905. Octavo; Fair+/no DJ; Hardcover w/out DJ; Spine, brown with gold print; Boards in brown cloth, spine caps torn away, tears to front bottom and rear top of spine hinges, worn, exposed corners, blemishes and slight puckering to cloth on front and rear, shelfwear; Text block has cracked hinges in front and rear, intermittent spine breaks, name in ink on front flyleaf, mild tanning to endpapers, mild age-toning to paper; xi, 309 pages.
New York: Grosset & Dunlap, Publishers, 1979. Quarto; unpaginated; G+; pink/green pictorial spine with black text; no jacket; cloth has some wear to corners; clean exterior; strong boards; text block show little wear to exterior edges; interior clean; pictorial endpapers; frontispiece; previous owner's name to front endpaper; profusely illustrated.