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Harper's New Monthly Magazine Volume XXXIX June to November, 1869

By: N/A

Price: $42.50

Publisher: New York, Harper & Brothers: 1869

Stock No.: 74482

Condition: Good+ with no dust jacket


Six months of the venerable illustrated magazine bound together. With dozens of engraved illustrations scattered throughout. Volume is bound in quarter leather and with pebbled brown cloth-covered boards; covers worn at extremities. With a few loose pages at front of volume, otherwise textblock is firm and intact, though with tears, markings and occasional soiling. --- Harper's Monthly is the second-oldest continuously published monthly magazine in the United States beginning in 1850 and continuing into the 21st century. They often featured the debut of works by noted authors or illustrators.;... View more info

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Prometheus Bound and Prometheus Unbound

By: AESCHYLUS and SHELLEY, Percy Bysshe

Price: $26.00

Publisher: New York, The Heritage Press: 1966

Stock No.: 83052

Condition: Near Fine


The Greek Titan was the hero of Aeschylus' 5th-century BC poem, presented here along with the much more recent version/revision by the great early 19th century poet, Percy Bysshe Shelley. With drawings by John Farleigh and a preface by Rex Warner. 'Bound' translated from the Greek by Rex Warner. --- In black cloth-covered boards with gilt lettering and decorations on covers and spine; additional decorations in blind to spine. Volume protected in orange paper-covered slipcase. Sandglass flyer is not present. --- Volume is in excellent shape with clean, unmarked and bright interior; but with pr... View more info

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Little Women, or Meg, Jo, Beth and Amy (Focus on the Family Great Stories series)

By: ALCOTT, Louisa May (author); WHEELER, Joe (introduction and afterword)

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Wheaton, Illinois, Tyndale House Publishers: 1997

Stock No.: 83201

ISBN: 1561797448

Condition: Near Fine with no dust jacket


A lavishly illustrated edition of Louisa May Alcott's timeless family classic. With approx. 150 black & white illustrations. Dr. Joe Wheeler's introduction and afterword provide information about 'Little Women', and Alcott, as well as a study guide for enriching the experience of reading this classic. Part of the Focus on the Family Great Stories series. A life-long educator and author, Dr. Wheeler is one of America's premier compilers of family-oriented stories. Signed by Dr. Wheeler on title page. --- A Near Fine copy: clean, bright and tightly bound but with faint smudges to textblock edges... View more info

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Little Women (Classic Starts series)

By: ALCOTT, Louisa May; McFADDEN, Deanna

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, Sterling Children's Books: 2005

Stock No.: 83239

ISBN: 1402712367

Condition: Very Good+ with no dust jacket


The heartwarming Louisa May Alcott classic featuring the four March sisters Meg, Jo, Beth and Amy in a revised version for the younger reader. Revision written by Deanna McFadden, printed in large type and with illustrations in black & white by Lucy Corvino. An entry in publisher's "Classic Starts" series. --- In pictorial hardcovers with color image of the sisters at the table to cover. Volume has no dust jacket. --- A clean, bright, tightly-bound copy.; Small Octavo - 7-1/2 to 8 in. tall; 156 pages View more info

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Little Women; or Meg, Jo, Beth and Amy (The Beacon Hill Bookshelf)

By: ALCOTT, Louisa M[ay] (author); SMITH, Jessie Willcox (illustrations)

Price: $36.00

Publisher: Boston, Little, Brown and Company: 1926

Stock No.: 83063

Condition: Good with no dust jacket


The heartwarming classic by Louisa May Alcott in a 1926 reprint edition, consisting of both the first and second parts. With 6 of the original 8 color illustrations by Jessie Willcox Smith (illustrations at frontis & p. 260 are missing). Endpapers illustrated by Henry Pitz. An entry in publisher's series, "The Beacon Hill Bookshelf". --- In full black cloth with color Smith illustration pasted to cover, titling in gilt on spine. Volume has no dust jacket. --- A likely former library book, with rubberstampings to endpapers. Front free endpaper and frontis illustration are missing, white... View more info

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The Book of Psalms, From the Authorized King James Version

By: ANGELO, Valenti (illustrations)

Price: $21.50

Publisher: New York, The Heritage Club: 1960

Stock No.: 83366

Condition: Near Fine


A deluxe edition offering the text of the Book of Psalms in the King James Bible version, and illustrated with the decorations, miniatures and page borders by Valenti Angelo. Includes an preface by Mark Van Doren. --- In a compact Heritage Club edition, in red cloth-covered boards with Angelo decorations in blind to covers, titling and decorations gilt-stamped on spine. Sandglass flyer laid in (N.Y. no. II:26). Volume housed in gold paper-covered slipcase. --- A clean, tightly-bound copy. The beginnings of a split near front of volume doesn't affect the soundness of the binding. Slipcase in go... View more info

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Westward Journeys: Memoirs of Jesse A. Applegate and Lavinia Honeyman Porter Who Traveled the Overland Trail (The Lakeside Classics, #87)

By: APPLEGATE, Jesse A.; PORTER, Lavinia Honeyman (authors); RIDGE, Martin (editor)

Price: $28.50

Publisher: Chicago, Lakeside Press/R. R. Donnelley and Sons Company: 1989

Edition: First Edition Thus

Stock No.: 81053

Condition: Near Fine with no dust jacket


A Lakeside Classic reprint, presenting the memoirs of American pioneers Jesse A. Applegate and Lavinia Honeyman Porter. Applegate was an early leader on the Oregon Trail, and was credited with finding the Applegate Trail, an alternative, southerly route to Oregon's Willamette Valley. Lavinia Honeyman Porter's memoir of her Overland Trail journey, "By Ox Team to California" is also included. Edited by Martin Ridge. --- Includes a color map showing routes, a frontis engraved illustration of emigrants crossing the plains, and several additional illustrations and photos. --- Number 87 in a... View more info

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Saint Thomas Aquinas: Selected Writings

By: AQUINAS, Saint Thomas; SHUSTER, George N. (editor)

Price: $17.50

Publisher: New York, The Heritage Press: 1971

Stock No.: 82783

Condition: Near Fine


Selections from the writings of the great 13th Century Catholic philosopher/theologian. Selected, and with an introduction, by George N. Shuster; wood engraved illustrations by Reynolds Stone. --- In grey quarter cloth over patterned paper-covered boards with spine titling in black; grey topstain. Sandglass brochure is missing. In matching grey paper-covered slipcover. --- A clean, bright, tightly-bound copy. Slipcase with a litte age-toning; is structurally sound.; Small 4to 9" - 11" tall; xiv, 112 pages View more info

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The Bhagavad Gita: The Song Celestial

By: ARNOLD, Sir Edwin (translation)

Price: $24.50

Publisher: New York, The Heritage Press: 1965

Stock No.: 83300

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


A deluxe Heritage Press reprint edition offering a version of the Bhagavad Gita, a section of the longer Mahabharata, an epic poem and essential Hindu scripture. The text is presented in Sanskit, and alongside in English on rectos of leaves. The translation into English was prepared by Sir Edwin Arnold. Includes color plates with illustrations by Y. G. Srimati and an introduction by Shri Sri Prakasa. Sandglass flyer not present. --- In yellow cloth-covered boards with decorations in red and green, titling in gilt on red spine block and red topstain. Only English-language pages (rectos) are num... View more info

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Père Goriot

By: BALZAC, Honoré de

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Franklin Center, Pennsylvania, The Franklin Library: 1980

Stock No.: 78262

Condition: Fine with no dust jacket


A handsome reprint edition of the French author's famous novel, first published in 1835. With illustrations by Albert Lynch. --- In full dark blue faux leather with gilt decorations on covers & spine, raised spine bands and title gilt-stamped on spine. All edges gilt, and with colorful patterned paper endpapers. Lacks a dust jacket (as issued). --- A bright, firm, clean copy lacking obvious damages.; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 376 pages View more info

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Droll Stories: Thirty Tales

By: BALZAC, Honoré de

Price: $19.00

Publisher: New York, The Heritage Press: 1939

Stock No.: 80624

Condition: Very Good+


A handsome reprint edition of 30 amusing stories by the acclaimed French author of "La Comédie humaine". Translated from the French and with a preface by Jacques Le Clercq, illustrated by Boris Artzybasheff. --- In full maroon cloth, gilt titling & illustration on spine; in maroon paper-covered slipcase. Publisher's Sandglass flyer is not present. --- With binder's glue bleed-through at front and rear hinges, very slight rubbing to back cover, else a clean, bright, firm copy. Very Good slipcase with a small tear near opening and a hint of sunning, else in good shape and structurally s... View more info

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Droll Stories (Franklin Library Collected Stories of the World's Greatest Writers series)

By: BALZAC, Honoré de

Price: $43.50

Publisher: Franklin Center, Pennsylvania, The Franklin Library: 1978

Stock No.: 81424

Condition: Near Fine with no dust jacket


A deluxe leatherbound edition offering rewarding, amusing stories by the acclaimed French author of 'La Comédie humaine'. Translated from the French by J. Lewis May. With illustrations by Elaine Rafael and Don Bolognese. Includes a portrait of Balzac by Roy Andersen near front of volume. Issued as an entry in the publisher's Collected Stories of the World's Greatest Writers series. One of an unspecified number in this limited edition. --- Bound in rich full burgundy bonded leather covers with three raised bands on spine. Spine titling, elaborate decorations to covers and spine, and textblock... View more info

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Old Goriot (Le Père Goriot)

By: BALZAC, Honoré de

Price: $12.00

Publisher: New York/London, The Heritage Press/The Nonesuch Press: 1946

Stock No.: 80167

Condition: Very Good


Set in the author's 19th Century Paris, "Old Goriot" is often referred to by its French title, "Le Père Goriot", and is perhaps Balzac's most admired novel. Translated from the French by Ellen Marriage, with 20 color illustrations by René Ben Sussan and an introduction by François Mauriac. --- In fleurs-de-lis patterned paper-covered boards backed in dark red buckram, with gilt-stamped titling on spine and housed in maroon paper-covered slipcase. Volume jointly published by Nonesuch Press of London, and The Heritage Press of New York. Sandglass flyer laid in (#4N). Glassine... View more info

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Little Black Sambo (First Edition with illustrations by Fern Bisel Peat)

By: BANNERMAN, Helen

Price: $200.00

Publisher: Cleveland, Ohio, Adam and Charles Black: 1931

Edition: First Edition Thus

Stock No.: 80096

Condition: Fair with no dust jacket


Stated First Edition November, 1931 on copyright page. This scarce edition of the controversial children's classic with 7 color illustrations of the original 8 by Fern Bisel Peat. (One illustration, "Oh! what lovely melted butter", is missing.) Also with 13 black and white illustrations by Ms. Peat. --- In patterned dark red cloth-covered boards with Peat circular color illustration pasted to cover. Unpaginated, with 46 yellow-bordered leaves (not counting the full-size color illustrations tipped onto the leaves). --- A Fair only copy with at least 3 detached (but present) leaves, 2 pa... View more info

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Flowers of Evil

By: BAUDELAIRE, Charles

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, The Heritage Press: 1971

Stock No.: 82776

Condition: Near Fine


When first published in France in 1857, these poems of Charles Baudelaire (1821-1867) were very controversial due to themes of sensuality and challenges to moralistic standards of his day. This English language verstion edited, with translations from a variety of translators, by James Laver, who supplies an introduction and end notes. Illustrated with etchings by Pierre-Yves Trémois. --- In marbled paper-covered boards backed in maroon cloth, with gilt-stamped titling & decorations on black spine block; maroon topstain. Volume housed in maroon paper-covered slipcase. Sandglass flyer laid in (... View more info

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The Surprising Adventures of the Magical Monarch of Mo and His People

By: BAUM, L. Frank

Price: $76.00

Publisher: Indianapolis, Indiana, The Bobbs-Merrill Company: 1903

Edition: First Edition

Stock No.: 79545

Condition: Fair with no dust jacket


A fourth printing in the first edition of the re-packaged Baum story that was originally published under the title "A New Wonderland" by R. H. Russell in 1900. With vertically aligned 'O-H-D' sans serif type on copyright page, broken 'H' in "The Monarch", p.[51] and half-missing 'D' in "Wizard", p.[121] (Bienvenue p.209-210). With 12 color plates, front cover illustration, and throughout in black & white by Frank Verbeck [Ver Beck]. Endpapers illustrations by Fanny Y. Cory. --- In light blue cloth-covered boards with Verbeck color illustration pasted to cover; cover an... View more info

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The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

By: BAUM, L. Frank; ALEXANDER, Suzi

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Franklin, Tennessee, The Dalmation Press: 2004

Stock No.: 83246

ISBN: 1403718687

Condition: Very Good- with no dust jacket


A revised edition for the younger reader of the fabulous adventure story featuring Dorothy, the Tin Man, the Cowardly Lion and the Scarecrow. The story is condensed and adapted by Suzi Alexander, illustrated by Nick Price and presented in large typeface. An entry in publisher's "The Great Classics for Children" series. --- In pictorial hardcovers with color image of Dorothy and her friends to cover. Volume has no dust jacket. --- A clean, tightly-bound copy though leaves are lightly tanned.; Octavo - 8 to 9 in. tall; ix, 182 pages View more info

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The High World

By: BEMELMANS, Ludwig

Price: $45.50

Publisher: New York, Harper & Brothers: 1954

Stock No.: 79651

Condition: Very Good+ in Good+ dust jacket


The Austrian-American author's children's book is set in the Alps. With color & black and white illustrations by the author. Ludwig Bemelmans was the author of the popular "Madeline" series, which included the Caldecott Award winning "Madeline's Rescue". --- In rust cloth-covered boards with illustration on cover in blue; spine titling in white. Jacket with colorful Bemelmans snowy ski scene on cover. --- With a little yellowish toning to endpapers, otherwise a clean, firm, unmarked copy. Bright unclipped jacket with a little soiling, penciled price to flap and a few tears (one... View more info

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The Complete Mother Goose

By: BETTS, Ethel Franklin (illustrations)

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, Children's Classics: 1987

Stock No.: 83251

ISBN: 0517633833

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


A selection of 318 traditional fairy tales and rhymes for children. The stories are accompanied by 10 color and many black & white illustrations by Ethel Franklin Betts, as well as several traditional black & white drawings. Includes a foreword by Ellen S. Shapiro. An entry in the "Children's Classics" series. --- In pictorial hardcovers with color Betts illustrations to covers, backed in brown leatherette with titling and decorations gilt-stamped on spine; blue-green topstain. Volume has no dust jacket. --- With a white sticker covering previously-completed front free endpaper ownersh... View more info

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My Life

By: BEWICK, Thomas

Price: $16.50

Publisher: London, The Folio Society: 1981

Stock No.: 77579

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


Likely first Folio Society edition. The autobiography of the great English naturalist, in a deluxe reprint edition. With many woodcut engraved illustrations and watercolours by the author. In brown quarter cloth over yellow paper-covered boards. Lacks the glassine jacket or a slipcase. --- With light soiling to covers and some loss of spine gilding; else a firm, bright copy. ; Small 4to 9" - 11" tall; 192 pages View more info

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The Desert Ship: A Story of Adventure by Sea and Land

By: BLOUNDELLE-BURTON, John

Price: $56.00

Publisher: New York, Frederick Warne & Co.: [c.1893-1894]

Stock No.: 83194

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


A rather scarce edition of author's adventure story, set in the 'Colorado Desert' of present-day Southern California's Imperial Valley. With 21 b&w illustrations by Hume Nisbet and W. Buckley, 3 of which inserted as plates; as well as one map. Undated copy, but likely published c.1893-1894. --- In full red cloth-covered boards with lettering and elaborate illustrations on cover and spine in gilt, white, black, yellow, brown and orange. Lacks a dust jacket. --- Interior is firm and collated to confirm all pages present. Leaves lack markings or significant soiling. With minor discoloration to sp... View more info

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Stories from the Decameron

By: BOCCACCIO, Giovanni

Price: $25.50

Publisher: Franklin Center, Pennsylvania, The Franklin Library: 1977

Stock No.: 82471

Condition: Near Fine with no dust jacket


A deluxe leatherbound Franklin Library edition of the 14th century author's collection of stories which have long been considered the ultimate in tales and have provided numerous plot lines for subsequent works by others. Translated G. H. McWilliam. With illustrations by Ann Grifalconi and a portrait of Boccaccio by Jim Campbell near front of volume. Issued as an entry in the publisher's Collected Stories of the World's Greatest Writers series. One of an unspecified number in this limited edition. --- Bound in rich full navy bonded leather covers with four raised bands on spine. Spine titling... View more info

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The Adventures of Mario (translated from the German by Whittaker CHAMBERS)

By: BONSELS, Waldemar (author); WIESE, Kurt (illustrations)

Price: $24.50

Publisher: New York, Albert & Charles Boni: 1930

Edition: First Edition

Stock No.: 79611

Condition: Very Good- with no dust jacket


First U.S. edition. A charming illustrated story of an orphan boy who is befriended by all manner of creatures in the forest. With black and white illustrations by Kurt Wiese. Translated from the German by the noted anti-communist Whittaker Chambers. --- In pale yellow boards with Wiese illustrations and titling in brown and green on cover and spine. Lacks the dust jacket. --- With light soiling to covers, spotting to textblock edges and prior owner's dated signature to front free endpaper, otherwise a firm, unmarked copy.; Tall Octavo (9 to 10 in. tall); 240 pages View more info

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Jane Eyre

By: BRONTË, Charlotte

Price: $31.00

Publisher: Avon, Connecticut, The Heritage Press: 1974

Stock No.: 82840

Condition: Near Fine


A stylishly-produced illustrated reprint edition of the classic novel, which was first published in 1847. With lithographs by Barnett Freedman inside the body of the volume and reproduced on covers (but not at endpapers). With preface entitled 'How This Book Came to Be' by John T. Winterich. Though often seen as a set with Emily Brontë's "Wuthering Heights", this offer only for "Jane Eyre". --- In Freedman-decorated full rust cloth covers with titling in gilt on spine; gilt stripes on front and back. Sandglass flyer laid in (Avon, no. IIIR: 38). Slipcase covered in black paper... View more info

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Jane Eyre and Wuthering Heights (2-volume set) With illustrations by Fritz Eichenberg

By: BRONTË, Charlotte; BRONTË, Emily

Price: $33.00

Publisher: New York, Random House: 1943

Edition: BCE

Stock No.: 83359

Condition: Very Good+ with no dust jacket


The two legendary novels in a very appealing reprint set, published for a book club. Both feature attractive wood engravings by Fritz Eichenberg. Both 'Jane Eyre' and 'Wuthering Heights' were originally published in 1847. These reprint versions published 1943. --- In tan marbled paper-covered boards backed in green cloth, with gilt-stamped spine titling & decorations on darker green spine blocks and green topstain. Lacks the slipcase or dust jackets. --- Both volumes with a little whitish discoloration to spine ends, else bright, clean, unmarked copies.; Tall Octavo - 9 to 10 in. tall; (6), 34... View more info

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Wuthering Heights

By: BRONTË, Emily; EICHENBERG, Fritz (woodcut illustrations)

Price: $19.50

Publisher: New York, The Modern Library: [c.1977-80]

Stock No.: 80432

ISBN: 039460458X

Condition: Very Good in Very Good dust jacket


The classic romance novel in a Modern Library reprint edition. With wood engraved illustrations by Fritz Eichenberg, an introduction by Royal A. Gettmann, and an editor's preface by Charlotte Brontë, writing under her Currer Bell pseudonym. --- In Toledano spine 15 / brown paper-covered boards / gilt-stamped spine titling / perfect bound (not stitched) / plain style F endpapers / plain tan style p dust jacket / verso blank. Likely published c.1977-1980 though incorrectly labeled as "First Modern Library Edition, 1950" on copyright page. --- A clean, firm, unmarked copy but with slight... View more info

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The Christmas Angel

By: BROWN, Abbie Farwell (author); WHEELER, Joe (introduction and afterword)

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Wheaton, Illinois, Tyndale House Publishers: 1999

Stock No.: 74670

ISBN: 1561797626

Condition: New with no dust jacket


Signed by Joe Wheeler on title page. A clean, bright copy. With numerous b&w engravings. Dr. Wheeler's lengthy introduction provides information about Abbie Farwell Brown, as well as insights for the parent about the use of this story in a family environment. Part of the Focus on the Family Great Stories series. A life-long educator and author, Dr. Wheeler is one of America's premier compilers of family-oriented stories. ; Great Stories; Octavo (8 to 9 in. tall); liii, 62 pages View more info

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The Poems of Robert Browning

By: BROWNING, Robert (author); LEWIS, C. Day (editor)

Price: $20.50

Publisher: New York, The Heritage Press: 1971

Stock No.: 80580

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket


A selection of poems by the great 19th Century English Victorian poet, in a handsome reprint edition in slipcase. Selected, edited, and introduced by C. Day Lewis and with woodcut illustrations by Peter Reddick. Indices of first lines and titles at rear of volume. --- In paper-covered boards illustrated with ancient columns and structures, and backed in brown cloth. With gilt-stamped spine titling & decorations. Slipcase covered in maroon paper. Publisher's Sandglass flyer is not present. --- Both book and slipcase with minor bump near top of opening; otherwise a firm, clean, bright copy. Sli... View more info

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North Coast, and Other Poems

By: BUCHANAN, Robert Williams

Price: $39.00

Publisher: London, G. Routledge and Sons: 1868

Stock No.: 73780

Condition: Good with no dust jacket


Mr. Buchanan's works displayed a respect for those living a simpler life. Author's 'North Coast Poems' comprise roughly 2/3 of this volume. --- Elaborately bound in blue beveled edge cloth-covered boards with gilt and red lettering and decorations, front, rear and spine. With 53 illustrations by T.(homas) and E.(dward) Dalziel and 5 others; all of which were engraved by the Brothers Dalziel. Printed on heavy papers, with all three edges in gilt. --- Volume has noticeable tears to cloth at spine ends, many leaves with foxing. Sticker removal damage to front pastedown. Overall, a tight copy with... View more info

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The Age of Fable, or The Beauties of Mythology

By: BULFINCH, Thomas; KLAPP, W. H. (editor)

Price: $12.00

Publisher: New York, The Heritage Press: 1942

Stock No.: 80725

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


Many of the most-repeated myths and fables from Greek mythology are presented here in this attractive illustrated reprint edition. With notes, revisions and additions by W. H. Klapp and illustrations by Stanley William Hayter. Maps of ancient Greece and "family trees" of the Gods at endpapers. --- In orange and beige cloth-covered boards with circular device to cover in green foil. Titling and columnar illustration stamped in gilt on spine; green topstain. Volume lacks a slipcase and publisher's Sandglass flyer is not present. --- Spine titling has dulled, but overall volume is in exce... View more info

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The Cruise of the Cachalot: Round the World after Sperm Whales

By: BULLEN, Frank T. (author); SCHAEFFER, Mead (illustrations)

Price: $23.00

Publisher: New York, Dodd, Mead & Company: 1926

Edition: First Edition

Stock No.: 81275

Condition: Good with no dust jacket


First edition of this account of a whaling ship's round-the-world voyage to the South Seas from its base in New Bedford, Massachusetts and back, written by one of its crew members. With 8 striking illustrations by Mead Scheaffer on color plates, plus a few stray black & white illustrations, a second pictorial title page and color endpapers, likely by Scheaffer. With a map of the voyage. --- In black cloth-covered boards with decorations, illustrations and titling in gilt on cover; blindstamped spine titling (once likely in gilt). Volume lacks a dust jacket. --- With a tear to cloth at head of ... View more info

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The Wooing of Master Fox

By: BULWER LYTTON, Edward

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Philadelphia, Ashmead & Evans: 1866

Stock No.: 82453

Condition: Fair


An illustrated, revised version of the children's story, centered around a wily fox, his friend the dog, and griffins. Text has been arranged for children by O. D. Martin. With 6 color lithographs (including second title page) by White. --- In rust cloth with titling and decorations in gilt to cover. Volume has been repaired with brown cloth tape and a new paper spine label. --- With prior owner's signature and tear to front free endpaper, soiling to cloth, considerable foxing throughout, and chafing to cover edges but binding stabilized after the repair.; 12mo (7 to 7-1/2 in. tall); 32 pages View more info

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The Pilgrim's Progress and A Life of Bunyan With Forty Illustrations by David Scott; etched by William B. Scott

By: BUNYAN, John; WILSON, Rev. J.M.

Price: $30.00

Publisher: London, A. Fullarton and Co.:

Stock No.: 73691

Condition: Fair with no dust jacket


In scuffed dark leather covers with gilt titling on cover. Marbled endpapers. Undated, but likely published in the late 19th century. A fragile work, with a few loose pages and split near front hinge, but with superb engravings scattered throughout. Some dampstaining and soiling. A damaged and delicate, but lovely, artifact from the 19th century. ; Small 4to 9" - 11" tall; 147 pages View more info

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The Adventures of Bobby Coon

By: BURGESS, Thornton W.

Price: $17.00

Publisher: Boston, Little, Brown and Company: 1920

Stock No.: 60070

Condition: Good with no dust jacket


A charming children's story book in Thornton W. Burgess's series featuring various woodland creatures. In this installment, Bobby Coon takes center stage. Sadly, only four of the original six black & white plates with Harrison Cady illustrations are present. An entry in publisher's "The Bedtime Story-Books" series. --- Formerly property of Boulder, Colorado's Mapleton Elementary School (which closed in 2003), with rubberstampings, markings and front pocket and lacking de-accession information. Rebound in sturdy brown buckram boards with gilt-stamped spine titling. Volume has no dust ... View more info

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The Adventures of Unc' Billy Possum

By: BURGESS, Thornton W.

Price: $13.00

Publisher: Boston, Little, Brown and Company: 1922

Stock No.: 60071

Condition: Poor with no dust jacket


A charming children's story book in Thornton W. Burgess's series featuring various woodland creatures. In this installment, Unc' Billy Possum takes center stage. Sadly, only two of the original six black & white plates with Harrison Cady illustrations are present. An entry in publisher's "The Bedtime Story-Books" series. --- Formerly property of Boulder, Colorado's Mapleton Elementary School (which closed in 2003), with rubberstampings and rear pocket and lacking de-accession information. In full maroon cloth-covered boards with green book repair tape to spine and tips. Volume has no... View more info

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The Burgess Animal Book for Children

By: BURGESS, Thornton W. (author); FUERTES, Louis Agassiz (illustrations)

Price: $136.00

Publisher: Boston, Little, Brown, and Company: 1920

Edition: First Edition

Stock No.: 83222

Condition: Very Good-


First Edition. Thornton W. Burgess, the author of the cherished "Old Mother West Wind" series of stories about animals for children, offers this guide to American mammals for the younger reader. His Peter Rabbit character acts as a guide as the various creatures are described. They are also splendidly depicted on 33 color and 15 black & white plates by the noted wildlife and bird artist Louis Agassiz Fuertes. This work was offered as a companion to the author's earlier "Burgess Bird Book for Children", also illustrated by Mr. Fuertes. It is both a story book, and an "author... View more info

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Der Kleine Lord (Little Lord Fauntleroy)--German Language

By: BURNETT, Frances Hodgson

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Stuttgart, Germany, Loewe's Verlag Ferdinand Carl:

Stock No.: 73551

Condition: Good with no dust jacket


In dark green cloth-covered boards w/pasted-on color drawing of the little lord on his pony on the front cover. Entirely written in gothic-German type; with many illustrations by Willy Planck in both color and black and white. Volume is loose, but not excessively so; and with spine slant. A legendary story with handsome illustrations. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 153 pages View more info

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The Way of All Flesh

By: BUTLER, Samuel

Price: $13.00

Publisher: Garden City, New York, Doubleday & Company/Literary Guild: 1944

Stock No.: 77044

Condition: Very Good in Fair dust jacket


Book club edition. A nice copy of the author's classic novel, which is a character study of a man's life and challenges. With color and black and white illustrations by André Durenceau. --- In full rust cloth-covered boards with illustration on cover, illustrations and titling on spine; all in gilt. Olive coloring to jacket, with Durenceau color illustration on cover. --- A firm, clean copy but with small hole in front fr ee endpaper. Dust jacket with some chipping and tears along edges, in removable archival mylar protector.; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 429 pages View more info

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Don Juan: A Satiric Epic of Modern Life

By: BYRON, Lord (BYRON, George Gordon)

Price: $18.50

Publisher: New York, The Heritage Press: 1943

Stock No.: 81514

Condition: Very Good+


The famous narrative poem by Lord Byron, offered in a handsome reprint edition in slipcase with illustrations by Hugo Steiner-Prag. With an introduction by John T. Winterich. --- In full green-patterned yellow cloth-covered boards; titling on spine, and monogrammed B on cover both in gilt on black blocks; black topstain. Volume housed in black paper-covered slipcase. Sandglass flyer not present. --- A clean, bright copy lacking markings or evident damages. Slipcase with repaired tear along a corner in mis-matched black paper and with some chafing to extremities, otherwise structurally sound... View more info

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Drifted In

By: CARLETON, Will

Price: $21.50

Publisher: New York, Moffat, Yard and Company: 1908

Stock No.: 82454

Condition: Good+ with no dust jacket


Author's collection of poems, including his 'Drifted In'. With numerous b&w illustrations; as well as a tissue-protected full-color frontis illustration. No evidence of first edition, though a possibility. --- In full blue cloth-covered boards with compelling snowed-in train illustration in black, white and gilt on cover. Titling on cover and spine in gilt. --- With light scuffing and rubbing to covers, tear to frontis tissue guard, leaves slightly yellowed; binding remains tight and sturdy.; Octavo (8 to 9 in. tall); 144 pages View more info