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[Shanghai]: Jung cun shu ju; Hong wen shu ju, 1907. Single volume, measuring 7.25 x 5 inches: , 75, . Original printed wrappers, stitched as issued, ornamental border stamped in purple on upper wrapper. Half-title printed on green paper. Portrait of Qiu Jin in Japanese dress, wielding a sword, following...
London: George G. Harrap & Co., (1933). Octavo, measuring 9 x 6 inches: 287, . Original full vellum, front board lettered and triple-ruled in gilt, spine lettered and illustrated in gilt, pictorial endpapers printed in gold, top edge gilt, all other edges uncut, brown silk ribbon marker. Half title with...
(Somerville, MA): Candlewick Press, (2014). Single volume, measuring 8.5 x 7.5 inches, original color pictorial glossy paper boards, original unclipped color pictorial dust jacket, calligraphic endpapers. Color illustrations on every page. Signed by the author, with a doodle of Saturn, on the title page.
Chicago: The Reilly & Lee Co., (1930). Single volume, measuring 5 x 7 inches: 88 unnumbered pages. Original full black cloth, color pictorial pastedown title label, geometric patterned color endpapers. Text printed in blue, red, and purple, with color pictorial frames printed on nearly every page. Housed in publisher’s original...
New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, (1974). Single volume, measuring 10 x 7.5 inches: 80. Original full black and yellow geometric patterned cloth, spine lettered in yellow, original unclipped blue and yellow pictorial dust jacket, blue endpapers. Black-and-white vignettes throughout text, and eight full-page illustrations. Author’s notes at rear. Jacket spine...
(Glenview, Illinois): Scott, Foresman & Company, (1967-1968). Six octavo volumes, measuring 8.5 x 6.5 inches, original pale pictorial cloth with lettering and graphics in contrasting colors. Illustrated title pages, photographic or full-color illustrations on almost every page, glossaries at rear. School library stamps on front endpapers of two volumes, library...
New York: Harper & Row, circa 1982. Oblong quarto, original grey cloth spine, color pictorial paper boards, color patterned endpapers, original unclipped color pictorial dust jacket with Caldecott Medal affixed. Color illustrations on every page. Signed by Maurice Sendak on half-title.
Tokyo: (Takum Craft Shop), 1972. Portfolio measuring 15 x 11.5 inches, original stiff mulberry paper wrappers, two pastedown stencil-dyed mulberry paper labels to front wrapper, pastedown table of contents to rear wrapper, twelve loose broadside sheets (one for each month), each stencil-dyed in multiple colors on mulberry paper, untrimmed.
London: William Heinemann, 1909. Quarto, measuring 11.5 x 9 inches: , 134, . Original full vellum, front board lettered and decorated in gilt with tree design, spine lettered in gilt, top edge gilt, all other edges uncut, stiff brown endpapers. Half-title, with limitation signed by Rackham on verso. Title page...
London: Printed for Lackington, Allen, and Co. Finsbury Square; and Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown, Paternoster Row; Reprinted for Robert Triphook, St. James's Street, by Harding and Wright, St. John's Square, 1815, 1813. Six quarto volumes, contemporary full brown crushed morocco gilt, gilt-ruled blindtooled boards, raised bands decorated in...
Glasgow: R. Urie, 1752. Twelvemo, full eighteenth-century calf, spine ruled in gilt, pp. [1-2] 3-106. Ink ownership signature dated 1838 to front free endpaper. Two tiny wormholes; text block resewn at an early date; light occasional foxing; expert repair to binding joints and corners.
Boston and New York: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1929. Small octavo, 64 pp. Original textured gilt paper boards, black cloth spine with pastedown label, top edge stained black, original unclipped salmon-pink dust jacket printed in black, text block uncut and partially unopened. Frontispiece portrait by Pavel Tchelitchew, three pages of endnotes...
New York: Vanguard Press, 1949. Octavo, original black cloth boards stamped in gilt and pink, bright unclipped original dustjacket with two barely perceptible scratches to front panel.
[New York]: The Heritage Press, 1944. Quarto, original red cloth, spine lettered in yellow, pictorial pastedown bordered in red and blue to front board, color pictorial endpapers, all edges stained yellow, original unclipped color pictorial dust jacket. Black-and-white and color illustrations throughout text. Jacket spine sunned, no slipcase.
London: Bradbury & Evans, 1848. Octavo, measuring 8 x 5 inches: xvi, 624. Early twentieth-century polished calf, boards triple-ruled in gilt, raised bands, spine compartments ruled and decorated in gilt, red and green morocco spine labels, gilt dentelles, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. Frontispiece, illustrated title page, 38 full-page plates...
Boston: David R. Godine, 1980. Slim quarto, original terracotta boards lettered in gilt, tan endpapers, original clipped color pictorial dust jacket. Color and black-and-white illustrations throughout text. Small splash mark to lower edge of front board, small tape repair to verso of jacket.
London and Edinburgh: Gall & Inglis, circa 1880. Octavo, original full red cloth elaborately blocked in gilt, black and blind with decorative fern design, beveled boards, pale yellow endpapers, all edges gilt. Color frontispiece and seven full-page wood engravings throughout text. Front free endpaper neatly excised.
Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1980. Octavo, publisher's beige cloth lettered in black, dark brown endpapers, supplied clipped typographic dust jacket. Inscribed in ink on the title page: “For Henry Nash Smith, / admiringly, / from Helen Vendler.” Pencil notation to verso of final blank, author photograph from original dust jacket...
New York: Doubleday, Page & Company, 1904. Single volume, measuring 8 x 5 inches: x, 246. Original burgundy ribbed cloth lettered in gilt, top edge gilt, other edges uncut. Frontispiece portrait of Washington and 31 black-and-white photographic plates throughout text. Light shelfwear to binding, spine lightly sunned.
London: Sylvan Press, 1945. Tall octavo, original pictorial orange cloth stamped in gilt, ivory endpapers, original unclipped pictorial dust jacket. Introductory essays by George Rylands and Charles Williams, black-and-white line drawings by Michael Ayrton throughout text. Ink inscription to front pastedown: “In appreciation of a kindness / Mary / November...
New York: E.P. Dutton, 1943. Small folio, measuring 11.5 x 8.5 inches: , 17-127,  (complete). Original red cloth stamped in black over color pictorial paper boards, blue and white pictorial endpapers, original unclipped color pictorial dust jacket. Musical scores for twenty-nine Christmas carols, full-color and halftone illustrations throughout text...
[New York]: [The New Yorker], . Octavo, green cloth spine, orange and black batik paper boards with green pastedown label to front board. Illustrated with ten black-and-white photographs staged and shot by White. Hinges reinforced, lightest edgewear to binding.
New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, (1988). Single volume measuring 10 x 7.25 inches, original green cloth spine lettered in gilt, green paper boards, tan endpapers, original unclipped color pictorial dust jacket. Illustrated with six full-page black and white plates and smaller vignettes throughout text.
New York City: April 14, 1887. Ivory card, measuring 2.75 x 3.75 inches, printed recto only: “Walt Whitman / At Home -- Thursday Evening / April 14th 1887 / Westminster Hotel, Irving Place and 16th St., New York.” Penciled bookseller note to verso: “April 14, 1887 for his most famous...
London: David Bogue, 1881. Octavo, early twentieth-century full red crushed morocco gilt, boards gilt-ruled with gilt cornerpieces and floral medallions inlaid with green morocco, raised bands, spine compartments lettered and decorated in gilt, marbled endpapers, gilt dentelles, top edge gilt, other edges uncut, red silk ribbon marker. Gilt-embossed rectangular panel...
New York and London: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1981. Slim quarto, measuring 10 x 8 inches: 45, . Original beige cloth spine stamped in gilt over blindstamped terracotta boards, original unclipped color pictorial dust jacket with no Newbery Medal or Caldecott Honor Seal, ivory speckled endpapers. Color illustrations throughout text. Lightest edgewear.
London: Edward Moxon, 1846. Seven octavo volumes, full polished calf gilt, raised bands, red and green spine labels, marbled edges and endpapers. Portrait frontispiece to Volume I; Volumes I, II and V expertly rebacked with the original spines laid down. Lightest rubbing and toning to bindings.
Garden City: Doubleday, Page & Company, 1925. Octavo, original black ribbed cloth stamped in gold. Title page printed in red and black. Signed by Anzia Yezierska on front free endpaper. No dust jacket. Intermittent foxing to text block, foxing to edges.
New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, (1986). Octavo, original black cloth spine lettered in silver, pink paper boards with blind-stamped flower design to front board, original unclipped photographic dust jacket featuring a portrait of Mishima by Eikoh Hosoe.