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.
Philadelphia: Brown's Steam-Power Job Printing Office for the Walnut Street Theatre, 1854. Paper broadside, printed in black, 9 x 19 inches. Creased, light foxing, partial split at center fold, occasional small chips, not affecting text, one tiny hole. Archivally matted and framed, framed piece measures 13 x 23 inches.
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...
London: C. Davis in Pater-noster-row; and Stephen Austen, in St. Paul's Church-yard, 1729. Two octavo volumes, measuring 7.75 x 4.5 inches: , 248; 296. Contemporary full speckled calf, not uniform, raised bands, red morocco spine labels lettered in gilt (Volume II label renewed), spines double-ruled and variously ornamented in gilt...
[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.
New York: Oxford University Press, (1938). Single volume, measuring 5 x 4 inches: . Original color pictorial paper boards, red and white pictorial endpapers, unclipped color pictorial dust jacket. Black-and-white illustrations throughout text. Lightest rubbing to binding, jacket spine panel rubbed.
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: Macmillan, 1931. Single volume, measuring 11 x 8 inches: 64. Original textured blue pictorial boards stamped in black, yellow and orange patterned endpapers, original clipped color pictorial dust jacket. Illustrated with 22 full-page color plates; color and black-and-white illustrations throughout text. Ink presentation inscription to front pastedown, shallow chipping and edgewear to jacket.
London: J.G. for R. Royston; E. Cotes for George Eversden, 1659; 1657. Octavo, measuring 6 x 3.75 inches: , 128, ; , 267, . Full contemporary mottled calf, boards ornamentally ruled in gilt, raised bands, red morocco spine label (renewed), spine elaborately stamped in gilt, marbled endpapers, all edges stained...
Paris: Editions d'Art A. Gamard, 1920s. Single portfolio volume, measuring 13 x 10 inches: sixteen loose color pochoir plates laid into wrappers, interspersed with captioned tissue guards. Original brown paper wrappers printed in gilt, gilt cord tie, original publisher’s promotional paper band. Two-page preface by Francis Carco, colophon at rear...
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: 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.
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...
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.
London: Odhams Press Limited, (1939). Twelve volumes, each measuring 8 x 5 inches: 48 pages each. Original tan wrappers printed in maroon. Half-tone illustrations, many full-page, throughout text. Accompanying 4-page printed test booklets laid into every volume; order form for “magnificent library binder" to house completed set laid into Volume...