Syracuse University: Spring 1940. Quarto, side-stapled dark blue pictorial wraps, beige cloth tape-bound spine. Sixty mimeographed leaves, printed on rectos only, black and white illustrations throughout text. Center crease to front cover and first few pages, shallow chipping and creasing to back cover, text block toned.
Washington, DC: 1896 (image), circa 1970 (print). Enlarged framed reproduction of Johnston’s 1896 photographic self-portrait, measuring 34 x 27 inches including frame. Printed on textured stock, mounted to backing at an early date, even inch of sun-fading to lefthand margin of image. Recent archival framing with non-glare museum glass.
London: Hodder & Stoughton, . Large quarto, measuring 12 x 9.5 inches: . Original brown pigskin, spine lettered and decorated in gilt, upper board double-ruled in gilt with central device of rosebush rooted in book, helmet, sword, and musket, with English crown supported in branches. Top edge gilt, other edges...
London: Frederick Etchells & Hugh Macdonald, 1930. Tall slim folio, original brown cloth gilt over patterned paper boards, text block uncut. Fourteen full-page plates hand-colored in pochoir. Printed by the Westminster Press on Batchelors Kelmscott Paper for The Haslewood Books. Without original glassine. Light browning to paper boards, small abrasion...
London: William Heinemann, . Quarto, measuring 11.5 x 9 inches: xviii, 76, . Original vellum spine lettered in gilt, pictorial gilt-stamped parchment boards, pale blue and white pictorial endpapers, top edge gilt, all other edges uncut, text block partially unopened. Half-title, with limitation signed by Rackham on verso; pictorial title...
Garden City: Doubleday Doran & Company, (1931). Quarto, measuring 10.5 x 8.5 inches, original color pictorial paper boards, red cloth spine, color pictorial endpapers, unclipped color pictorial dust jacket. Color illustrations on every page. Bookseller ticket to rear pastedown, dust jacket chipped at corners and spine ends, with small abrasion to front panel.
New York: Grosset & Dunlap, (1933). Quarto, measuring 11.5 x 8.25 inches: 78. Original black cloth spine, color pictorial paper boards with “porthole” cut-out to upper board, color pictorial endpapers. Color illustrations throughout text, seven full-page international paper dolls printed in full color. Ink note to final free endpaper, dated...
London: George G. Harrap and Co., 1919. Single volume measuring 10.5 x 8 inches: 382, . Publisher’s original full vellum, front board ruled and stamped in gilt with design by Clarke, spine lettered in gilt, top edge gilt, all other edges uncut, text block partially unopened. Half-title, with limitation signed...
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...
(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...
Garden City: Doubleday, Page & Company, 1926. Single volume, measuring 8 x 5.5 inches: , 312. Original full green cloth, yellow pictorial pastedowns to front board and spine, yellow pictorial endpapers, original unclipped color pictorial dust jacket. Illustrated title page printed in green and black. Black and white frontispiece and...
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...
[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 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.
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: 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.