A Christmas Carol in Prose: Being a Ghost Story of Christmas (Deluxe Gift Edition).
Charles Dickens (author); Everett Shinn (illustrations). Philadelphia: The John C. Winston Company, 1938.
Pagination: xxix, 13. First printing of this deluxe gift edition of Charles Dickens' beloved Christmas story. With illustrations by Everett Shinn:
12 full page color lithographs, color endpapers and many line drawings in the margins; along with six of the Shinn color illustrations
from the book, each 5.5" x 6.25" mounted on 10" x 12" flexible boards, with the six inside the original glassine envelope. Includes an
introduction by Lionel Barrymore, the noted actor who played Scrooge in a the first radio production of this work. Facsimile signatures
of Shinn and Barrymore on dedication page, which look very much like might be actual signatures (but aren't). --- The book is bound in
full crimson cloth, with gilt-stamped titling and decorations on cover and spine; top edge gilt. The book and prints are set in a cardboard
frame within a larger box and lid. The lid has a pasted-on color Shinn illustration. The prints and their glassine envelope are set in a
gold cardboard frame which fits snugly into the box, and a crimson ribbon pull is set into the frame to aid in removing the book. ---
The book is clean, firm and bright, as is the gold frame. The box and lid with chafing and some taped repairs. The inner cardboard frame
has severe tears which have been unsuccessfully repaired with tape; the glassine envelope is yellowed and with tears. In all, a very special
gift-quality edition of this cherished work. SKU 79348.
Genre: Classic Fiction, Illustrated Classics, Childrens
Ozoplaning with the Wizard of Oz (First Edition).
Ruth Plumly Thompson (author); John R. Neill (illustrations). Chicago: The Reilly & Lee Co., 1939.
272 pages. A first edition of the nineteenth (and final "official") work in the series of the famous Oz books written by Ruth Plumly Thompson
(successor to L. Frank Baum after his death in 1919), published in 1939. With illustrations throughout and at endpapers in black & white,
by John R. Neill. Meets all points for first edition (Bienvenue p.121) including being bound in 16-page gatherings. --- In red cloth
variant with fabulous bright color Neill illustration pasted to cover; spine with Neill illustrations and titling in black. Jacket with
the same color Neill illustration as on the cover on both front and back, with $1.50 flap price and with "Ozoplaning with the Wizard of Oz"
the final listed title on rear flap. --- With prior owner's bookplate affixed to ownership page, at least one of his rubberstampings within
the book and with his faux lending library slip pasted to rear paste-down. Spine with slight rubbing and wear to edges, otherwise a sound copy.
Fair only jacket with many chips and tears and somewhat sunned spine; but still bright and in removable mylar protector. Very Good- in Fair jacket. SKU 79497
Genre: Childrens, Illustrated Classics
Hoofed Mammals of the World.
Ugo Mochi (art); T. Donald Carter (text). New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1953.
First edition, signified by Scribner 'A' on copyright page. An amazing collection of illustrations of the world's wild hoofed mammals,
depicted in silhouette on 40 full-page plates. Each image cut from a single piece of paper by Mr. Mochi. The details of each species
depicted are in extraordinary detail, showing anatomical details, depth of field, and with natural surroundings such as mountains or trees.
With accompanying descriptions of the animals and their appearance, life habits and range by naturalist T. Donald Carter. Signed on front
free endpaper by both Ugo Mochi and T. Donald Carter. --- In full terra cotta cloth-covered boards with titling and illustrations stamped
in gilt and black to cover and spine. Volume protected by clear acetate jacket. A large folio, measuring 12 in. wide x 15.25 in. tall.
Unpaginated (about 97 pages). --- Volume with a little chafing to edges of the cloth; interior clean but with a hint of yellowing. Jacket
with a few tears to edges and with some rubbing. SKU 79454
Genre: Very Good+ in Good jacket
Louis Agassiz Fuertes & the Singular Beauty of Birds.
Louis Agassiz Fuertes (art); Frederick George Marcham (editor). New York: Harper & Row, 1971.
First Edition. A collection of the splendid bird paintings of the American ornithologist Louis Agassiz Fuentes (1874-1927) are
reproduced in this oversized folio reprint edition (11 in. wide x 14-1/4 in. tall). His paintings capture the beauty of these
creatures, and are noted for their biological accuracy. Included are 60 full-page color plates, as well as drawings by Mr. Fuentes
and excerpts from his letters. With a foreword by Dean Amadon, introduction by Roger Tory Peterson and a biographical essay by
Frederick George Marcham, who edited this work. --- In full cream cloth-covered boards with woodcock-like images blindstamped to cover,
gilt-stamped spine titling. White jacket with 1908 color Fuentes image of Great Blue Heron on cover, others on back. --- A clean, bright,
firm copy but with shallow crease to at least one leaf. Price-clipped dust jacket with a little rubbing, otherwise bright, clean and in
removable archival mylar protector. SKU 79816
Genre: Birds, Art
And Quiet Flows the Don (4-volume set).
Mikhail Sholokhov. Moscow: Foreign Languages Publishing House, [1950s].
Pagination: 647, 620, 686, 864. Remarkable, relatively scarce English language 4-volume reprint set of Sholokhov's epic novel, depicting the lives of Don Cossacks
and the tumult of the early 20th century's World War I, the Russian Revolution and the Russian Civil War. Each volume with its own
unique illustrated dust jacket. Translated from the Russian by Stephen Garry (revised and completed by Robert Daglish). ---
A loose, single page with profiles of the principal characters is laid in. Mr. Sholokhov's 1965 Nobel Prize for Literature award was
based in large part on this novel. This USSR-era set is undated, but likely published c.1950s. --- All books in full brown cloth covers
w/author facsimile signature in black on front cover; titling and decorations in black and gilt on spines. All volumes with satin ribbon bookmark. ---
With minor wear to edges of cloth (small tear to cloth at head of spine, vol. 4), minor chafing and dulling of gilt on all.
Interiors clean and unmarked. Jackets with small chips and tears to edges, some rubbing and each protected in removable mylar cover. Very Good+ in Good+ jackets. SKU 79886
Genre: Classic Fiction