[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: Longman, Green, Longman, Roberts, & Green, 1863. Octavo, original pebbled green cloth ruled and decorated in gilt, gilt medallion to center of upper board, yellow endpapers, all edges gilt. Engraved frontispiece by Henry Vizetelly, seventy-seven engraved illustrations in text. Engraved bookplate and 1866 ownership signature of Frederick Edlmann, later...
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: 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.
London: Besant & Company, 1936. Small octavo, original black textured cloth lettered in gilt, top edge stained black, original unclipped grey typographic dust jacket. Opening letter from Paul Valéry to translator Merton Gould (in French); translator's note and author's introduction (in English). Tiny chips to ends of dust jacket spine...
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...
No place: The Platt & Munk Co. 1935. Eight staple-bound volumes, each measuring 8 x 7 inches, 12 pp. including color-printed pictorial wrappers. Illustrated in color and black and white throughout text. Housed in original publisher's color pictorial box. Neat early owner signature to lower wrapper of each volume, and...
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...
(Paris): Flammarion Editeur, 1934. Large quarto, measuring 9.25 by 10.75, staple-bound, original stiff color pictorial wrappers. Twenty-four pages printed in green, with two red and blue sheets of card punched with die-cut shapes (all intact). Small price label to corner of lower wrapper. Light shelfwear to wrappers, occasional touch of foxing.
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.