Brenda, W. T. Boston, MA: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1918. Hardcover. First Edition. First Printing. xiii [i], 418  pp. 8vo. Brown cloth boards with warm orange titling to cover and spine. Slight sunning to spine, general wear overall, bumping to corners including harder compression bump to the front boards lower right corner, minor fraying to head and foot of spine. Interior quite clean with previous owner's name in blue ink on first free endpaper as well as a heavy erasure mark and a small loss at upper right corner of leaf, "Peabody Book Shop, Baltimore" bookseller's label at base of front pastedown near gutter. Contains first state printing of illustrations by W. T. Brenda on glossy stock. Very Good.
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London: Chapman and Hall, 1845. Full Leather. Twelfth Edition. 175 pp. 12mo. 13 illustrations. Full red leather binding with bold embossed titling to cover as well as a holly sprig, borders on both front and rear boards; five raised band at spine, gold titling, and green leather patch titles that have faded to brown. Slight fading along top edge of front cover, light wear and bumping. Interior front and rear boards have gold dentelle boarder with Sangorki and Sutcliffe label embossed on front board. Clean and crisp within. Very Good.
Brock, H. M. Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1935. Quarter Leather. Limited Edition. viii, [i], 132 pp. 8vo. Clean, crisp copy with very minor darkening to vellum spine. Slipcase last slight wear and scuffing, printed title and copy # written on spine.
Originally published in 1934, this Birthday Edition was published in an edition of 600 copies, signed by the author and illustrator, this being copy #220. Very Good.
Dine, Jim. San Francisco, CA: The Arion Press, 1997. Hard Cover. First Edition. First Arion Press Edition. 68 pp. Gray/green cloth covered boards with titling to cover and spine in dark green ink, gray laid paper endpapers. Includes a photo of the figurine that was the artist, Jim Dine's inspiration tipped in at page 19, and a photogravure of a portion of the artist's sculpture at page 22. Printed in Times New Roman type on Hahnemuhle Biblio paper.
226 copies produced, of the 200 offered for sale, 75 reserved for the companion volume, "Ape & Cat", 26 lettered copies "hors de commerce", this is copy 95 of 125 offered to the public. Four sheet accordion fold prospectus included. This does not include the even more.....
New York: Delacorte Press, 1990. Hardcover. First Edition. First Printing. 292 pp. 8vo. Dust jacket has some age toning around the edges, now in mylar cover. Minor spotting to head of text block, clean within. Signed by Elmore Leonard on the half-title page.
Basis for the 1995 film starring Gene Hackman, John Travolta, Rene Russo, and Danny DeVito. Very Good / Very Good.
New York: Doubleday, Doran & Company, Inc., 1940. Hardcover. Limited Edition. 411, 415-849 pp. 8vo. Brown cloth boards with gold embossed titlinig to spine, top edge gilt, color maps illustrate the endpapers of each volume. Both volumes retain the original clear plastic dust jacket and are encased in a matching cloth slipcase in Very Good condition with a paper title pasted to front cover.
Produced in a limited edition of 1,50 copies, 1,000 of which were for sale, this being #566 and signed by the author on the colophon. Fine.
New York/Norwalk, CT: Abrams Press/Easton Press, 2009. Full Leather. Facsimile Edition. 223 pp. 4to. Full green leather binding with gold stamped title to cover and spine which is decorated with three raised bands; Rockwell illustration of Santa reading letters at a small desk inset on cover. Gold silk ribbon, moire endpapers, all edges gilt.
Easton Press packaged the 2009 reprint edition of as one of their leather bound books. No Easton Press imprint to be found, but perfectly matches their style. Fine.
London: Heinemann, 1930. Hardcover. First Edition. First Printing. 539 pp. 8vo. Dust jacket has very minimnal scuffing, and contains original wrap around "belly band" indicating that this book was a choice of the Book Society. Black cloth boards with gilt titling to spine as well as Tomlinson's signature in gold on front board. Clean within. Housed in custom black cloth slipcase and chemise. First issue due to error at title on p. 67 printed incorrectly, "Our All Yesterdays."
Signed by Tomlinson on the first free endpaper. Very good / Very Good.