New York: Payson & Clarke, (1926). Quarto, original full black cloth lettered in green, pastedown wood engraving of a circus ring on upper board, yellow pictorial endpapers. Wood-engraved vignettes on half title, frontispiece, and title page; twenty full-page wood engravings of animals throughout text. Very light wear to cloth.
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...
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...
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.