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Venetiis [Venice]: Nicolaum Moretum, 1586. Folio, , 315, ; VG; bound in later polished calf, newly rebacked with red label and gilt titling; some wear and rubbing to boards; housed in a grey buckram slipcase; scattered sparse underlining throughout; small bookplate to front pastedown; Each page includes Ovid's text centered on the page in italics, with commentary surrounding it on four sides. This edition includes Greek passages as well as woodcuts throughout the volume for illustration.; shelved above case 4.
New York/London: Horace Liveright/John Rodker, 1930. First Edition, Thus; 539/1500. Octavo; VG-; 1/4 bound beige, red and gilt decorated marbled spines with gilt text; numbered, limited copies; 539 of 1500; first edition thus; 3 volumes; dark brown panels show mild shelf wear; light sunning toward fore edges; circular gilt inlaid illustration to fronts; strong boards; mylar wrap to exteriors; no jackets; slight rubbing to edges; text block edges have modestly age toned; deckled fore edges; slight pencil to pastedowns; good bindings; offset to corners to endpapers; previous owner's tiny label to front pastedown to volume one; interior pages have mild toning to edges; illustrated with full color plates; subject matter is Indian, Arab, Persian, Cambodian and other Eastern folklore; additional shipping may be necessary due to size/weight restrictions for international/expedited orders.
Cambridge MA and London UK: Harvard University Press, 1987. First Printing. Octavo; VG/VG-; black spine with white text; first printing; dust jacket has minimal exterior wear; mylar wrap to dj; cloth exterior clean; straight, strong boards; textblock exterior edges have mild foxing; tight binding; frontispiece; interior pages clean; illustrated; pp 367.
New York: Doubleday, Page & Company, [n.d.]. Early Reprint. Octavo, 341 pages; VG-; quarter green leather binding, boards in blue-green cloth; spine paneled, with three red labels with gilt lettering; mild shelf wear and soiling; corners bumped; two scratches to front board; mild wear to joints; mild sunning to spine; mild wear to crown and tail of spine; fading to top of back board; upper edge gilt; contains full-color illustrations; pages clean; shelved Case 14.
New York: Limited Editions Club, 1951-1952. Limited Editions, 1197/2000. Octavo, 3 vols.; G+; full bindings of dark green, white, and navy cloth; spines with gilt, red, and silver lettering; housed in G red slipcase; ex-library, with usual marks; mild shelf wear and soiling; each vol. stamped 1197 at colophon; "King Midas" signed flat at colophon by Eichenberg; "Pandora's Box" signed flat at colophon by Busoni; "Emperor's New Clothes" signed flat at colophon by Hersholt and Metzl; pages clean; shelved Limited Editions Club.
London and Basingstoke: Macmillan and Company Ltd, 1979. First UK Edition. Octavo; VG-/G; silver spine with red and blue text; first UK edition; exterior to dust jacket has modest rubbing wear; minor chips to edges; mildly curled edges; dj fore edges slightly misaligned; cloth shows minimal exterior wear; some rubbing wear to corners; strong boards; textblock exterior edges have mild toning; pictorial endpapers; frontispiece; interior good; illustrated; pp 505.
New York: Delacorte Press, 1988. First Edition. Quarto. Good Hardcover w/ Good Dustjacket; blue spine with red and green lettering; DJ has some creasing and small tears to top and bottom edges and corners; boards show very minimal shelf wear but are otherwise clean; binding tight; text block has some discoloration on top edge; b/w and color illus.;167 pp.
Folcroft: Folcroft Library Editions, 1974. Reprint. Octavo. First published by Cambridge University Press, London, 1933. Ex-library. Good Hardcover; blue spine with silver lettering; boards show fading and wear to front edges, corners and top and bottom edges of spine; a few ink marks on front matter; library stickers and stamps on back endpaper; text block has library stamp on top edge, otherwise clean; 158 pp.
New York: Doubleday, Page & Company, 1910. First American Edition. Octavo, 159 pages; VG-; original blue publisher's cloth binding; spine with gilt lettering and design; mild shelf wear and soiling; corners bumped; mild wear to crown and tail of spine; previous owner's inscription at front free endpaper; all 34 full color plates and guard leaves present; pages clean; shelved Case 14.
New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1967. First Printing. Small octavo; VG/G; white spine with black text; first printing; dust jacket shows mild exterior wear; few minor chips to edges; cloth exterior has light wear; light edge wear; strong boards; text block has light wear; tight binding; frontispiece; interior good; illustrated; pp 63.
Bloomington: Indiana University, 1956. Octavo; G; Paperback; Spine, white with brown print; Cover has light edgewear, peripheral toning, light shelfwear, crease to spine; Text block has slight curling to fore corners, else clean and tight; Tales and critical matter in English with appended tales in romanized Arabic; xviii, 181 pages.
New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1886. Octavo; Poor+; Hardcover; Spine, black without print; Boards quarter bound with black cloth to spine and brown paper to boards, wear to spine caps, paper is worn away from corners and edges, with scratches and rubbing/surface tears; Text block has bookplate on front pastedown, penciled name on front flyleaf, cracked hinges, many spine breaks with many loose pages, deckle edges chipping with small tears, some color doodled on to some illustrations, foxing throughout; 231 pages, frontispiece, illustrated (b&w).
New York: Harper and Row, Publishers, 1981. First Edition. Oblong quarto, unpaginated; VG/VG-; spine light blue with black lettering; dust jacket protected with a mylar covering; mild shelf wear and soiling; jacket spine faded; mild scuffing to jacket back; price uncut '$12.95'; inscribed by Sendak at front free endpaper; profusely illustrated in full color; pages clean; shelved Case 14.
New York: Pantheon Books, 1947. Reprinted. Octavo; VG-; pp 248; sunned green spine with gilt text; reprinted; no jacket; cloth shows slight reddish smudge to front; crinkle to rear tail edge; otherwise mild exterior wear; minor edge wear; sturdy boards; textblock edges have slight tone; some foxing to gutter to title page; interior good; tight binding; illustrated; arts - Criticism.
London: printed for R. Sare, B. Took, M. Gillyflower, A. & J. Churchil, J. Hindmarsh, and G. Sawbridge, 1694. Second Edition. Folio, , 28, , 476 pages;  leaves of plates; VG-; Bound in full brown leather; rebacked with earlier boards preserved. Some wear to boards. Archival repairs to endpapers, engravings, and title page. Closed tear to lower margins of p. 7, 89. Significant closed tear to p. 365, with limited and loosening archival repair. Open tear to lower corner of p. 407, not impacting text. Annotations to back free endpaper. With a frontispiece portrait of Roger L’Estrange signed: G. Kneller pinxit R. White sculpsit. Pencil and ink annotations throughout. JR Consignment; shelved case 8 1/4 Oversized item(s). Will require additional postage for expedited/international orders. Economy international shipping unavailable due to size/weight restriction(s). Contact seller for additional information.
New York: Farrar, Straus and Young, Inc., 1951. First Edition. Small Octavo; VG-/G-; brown spine with beige text; first edition; dust jacket shows noticeable sun aging to exterior; some soiling to rear; few chips to edges; slight chipping to joints and fore edges; cloth has slight exterior edges; strong boards; text block exterior edges have moderate age toning; interior good; pp 293.
London: printed for R. Sare, B. Took, M. Gillyflower, A. & J. Churchil, G. Sawbridge, and H. Hindmarsh, 1699. Third Edition. Folio, , 28, , 476 pages; VG-. Bound by Jon Robbins in modern period style calf. Spine lightly sun-faded. With frontis. portrait (pi1v); Includes indices. Minor physical damage to middle of fore edge of text block, going in approximately 1/8 inch at most, does not impact text. Archival repair to portrait and frontispiece, minimal loss to edges. Marginalia to c5. small piece missing from upper fore corner of X1, closed tear to middle of Tt1, small tidemark to upper fore corner of Zz4, small open tear to upper edge of Aaa3. JR Consignment; shelved case 7; Oversized item(s). Will require additional postage for expedited/international orders. Economy international shipping unavailable due to size/weight restriction(s). Contact seller for additional information.
New York: Harper and Row, Publishers, 1973. First U.S. Edition. Octavo, 512 pages; VG-/VG-; spine blue with white lettering; dust jacket protected with a mylar covering; mild shelf wear and some soiling; light blue bookseller's sticker at upper right corner of jacket front; inch-long closed tear to center of upper edge of jacket back; price uncut '$16.00'; light-colored soiling to binding; mild soiling to upper edge of text block; pages clean; shelved Mythology and Folklore.
Stirling; London: Eneas Mackay; Gibbings & Company, Limited, 1901. Small, Thin Octavo; VG-; dark green spine with gilt text; full title: Highland Superstitions Connected with The Druids, Fairies, Witchcraft, Second-Sight, Halloween, Sacred Wells and Lochs, with Several Curious Instances of Highland Customs and Beliefs; no jacket; cloth shows some smudges and white spots to exterior; slightly rubbed joints and edges; strong boards; text block exterior fore and tail edges have modestly age toned; head edge gilt; unmarked interior; intact binding; illustrated; pp 64.
Ipswich: East Anglian Daily Times, 1951. Octavo; Good-; Hardcover; Spine, green with black print; Boards quarter bound with green cloth to spine and white paper to boards, tattering to spine caps and corners, fading to green cloth, paper with slight tears at corners, else mild shelfwear; Text block has tanning to endpapers, name in ink on front flyleaf, else clean and tight; “Gayer-Anderson Pasha Museum (The Bait al-Kretliya) in Cairo”— title page verso; xiii, 105 pages, frontispiece, illustrated (b&w plates).
Seoul: Borim Publishing Company, 1996. Large Thin Octavo; VG-/VG-; yellow spine with black text; dust jacket shows minimal exterior wear; mild dings to edges; small sticker to front flap; cloth clean; small sticker to rear; strong, straight boards; text block edges have minimal wear; small red mark to exterior tail edge; pictorial endpapers; interior clean; frontispiece; tight binding; illustrated; unpaginated.
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).
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).
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.
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.
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].
Florence: Istituto Culturale Ladino, 2008. First Edition, First Printing. Octavo, 166 pages; VG-; softcover; spine white with red lettering; CD loose within; mild shelf wear and scuffing; bumping to upper edges of covers; contains black and white illustrations; pages clean; in a plastic bag; shelved Myth/Folklore.
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).
Berkeley: University of California Press, 1980. First Edition. Octavo; G/G Hardcover; Brown spine with White and Green text; Dustjacket has some edgewear, some shelfwear, small closed tears along spine edges, fraying at corners, foxing to inside of dustjacket; Textblock has writing/marking in pencil on most pages, spotting along edges; 312 pp.
Greenwich, CT: New York Graphic Society Ltd., 1972. First Edition. Octavo; G+/G-; black spine with white and red text; first edition; dust jacket shows modest exterior wear; several small chips to edges; mylar wrap; mild tone to flaps; cloth has mild sunning to exterior, mostly toward edges; strong boards; text block exterior edges have slight tone; frontispiece; tight binding; illustrated; pp 223; inscribed by Raymond McNally.
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.
London: The Macmillan Company, 1969. Octavo; First printing; G+/Fair; Hardcover with DJ; DJ spine, tan with black print; DJ in mylar, tears at spine ends and flap corners, one-inch closed tear to rear top edge and to front top edge, small hole torn in center of front hinge, edgewear, toning to spine, stains on spine and front; Boards in yellow illustrated cloth, light wear to spine caps and corners, else clean and strong; Text block clean and tight; unpaged, illustrated (color).
Salvador, Bahia, Brasil: Aguiar & Souza Ltda., Livraria Progresso Editora, 1958. Octavo; G+; dark brown 1/4 bound spine with gilt text; no jacket; dark gray marble cloth shows very slight exterior wear; minor rubbing to edges; strong boards; rebound; originally paperback modestly soiled; few chips to edges; faux flaps; text block has age toned somewhat; deckled fore edge; marbled endpapers; tight binding; some uncut pages; small chips to few interior pages; illustrated; pp 121; text in Portuguese.
Paris: Perrin et cie, 1889. Limited Edition, 1/100 Copies. xii, 272,  music; VG; Bound in original wraps, glassine surrounding; mild shelfwear; "Amérique du Sud" written in red ink on the top edge of the front cover; "100 exemplaires numérotés sur papier de Hollande", this copy unnumbered; shelved case 9.
Amherst: Amherst Press, 1963. Octavo; G-; Hardcover; Spine, grey with yellow print; Boards in illustrated paper, wear to spine caps and corners, tears to front hinge, light scratches on rear, shelfwear; Text block has spotting to top edge, name in ink on front flyleaf, else clean and tight; 256 pages, illustrated (b&w, color).
Berlin: Verlag von Gustav Hempel, 1856. Octavo; Fair+; Hardcover; Spine, black with gold print, raised bands; Boards quarter bound with black cloth to spine/corners and marbled paper to boards, wear to leather spine caps, hinges, and corners, else clean and strong; Text block has marbled edges, red ribbon marker, cracked hinges front and rear, text block separating from binding along front cracked hinge, small stains to endpapers from leather-tipped corners, rear flyleaf torn away, spine break at p. 104, significant foxing on pp. 59-72 else occasional foxing, minor moisture stain to fore edge of initial pages; Text in German, fraktur script; vi, 225 pages, frontispiece (color), illustrated (b&w).
Chicago: Sage Books, The Swallow Press, 1972. First edition. Octavo; First edition; VG/G-; Hardcover with DJ; DJ spine, blue with black print; DJ has slight tears at spine ends and flap corners, light soiling to rear, wear to front flap fold, price-clipped; Boards in brown cloth with black print, slight bump to spine head, else clean and strong; Text block clean and tight; Inscribed in ink by the author on the half-title page; 160 pages.
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 0.
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.
London: Hamlyn, 1971. Quarto; G+/Fair; Hardcover with DJ; DJ spine, green with yellow print; DJ has tears to edges, toning to spine, small stain on front flap, shelfwear; Boards in tan cloth with gold print, slight bumps to bottom edge and top fore corner, else clean and strong; Text block has name in ink on front flyleaf and following page, slight tanning to endpapers, slight age-toning to paper, else clean and tight; 180 pages, frontispiece, illustrated (b&w and color). [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.].
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).