New York: The MacMillan Company, 1900. Hard Cover. First Edition. First US Edition. 8vo. 392 pp. 12mo. Blue cloth covered boards with gold and green decorative border and grapevine motif on cover boards that is also duplicated on spine. Light scuffing to covers, bumping to corners. Gift inscription to previous owner in ink on first free endpaper. Very Good.
London: Adam & Charles Black, 1910. Hard Cover. First Edition. Green cloth covered boards with gold embossed titling and decoration to front cover board and spine. Volume has been expertly re-backed in our in-house bindery, endpapers have been replaced. Clean and crisp within. Previous owner's name, "Berenice L. Payson" inscribed in ink on second free endpaper. Very Good.
Boston - New York: Little, Brown, and Co., 1904. Hard Cover. First Edition. 289 pp. + 12 pp. advertising. Many b/w ills. Front cover is stamped with light green rules, has design of food and cooking utensils surrounding a green banner frame with gilt lettering. Signed in lower left corner. Similar rules, design, and gilt lettering on spine. A little light edgewear at spine ends. Corners lightly bumped. Top edge soiled; a few marks on other edges. Eps have previous ownership in ink on ffep. Contents clean and tight, with an occasional small spot. Title page is chipped along edges, may have been re-glued, since frontis is not present. Penciled recipes on two back flyleaves. A split between the two suggests a missing leaf. A....
New York: Cassell & Company, Limited, n.d. Hard Cover. As. Mid- to late-19th Centruy. Large volume with full page wood engraved illustrations, as well as numerous illustrations within text. Deep yellow decorative binding with gold embossed titling to cover and illustration of an owl in a tree, which is clean and crisp. Bumping to corners and some cloth loss from use. Rear cover board has evidence of water staining, but it has not impacted the interior. Spine has been re-backed by our in-house bindery and original cloth spine re-atttached, endpapers have been replaced, clean throughout. Additional photographs gladly provided upon request. Very Good.
Boston, MA: Lee and Shepard, Publishers, 1886. Hard Cover. First Edition. Yellow cloth covered boards with gold embossed titling, black embossed illustration of South American and Mexican countrymen on spine and front cover boards. Minimal soiling to cover boards, bumping to corners. Minor foxing to endpapers and foredges. Clean within. Very Good.
London: Hodder & Stoughton. Hard Cover. As. 144 pp. Color illustrations. No Date, ca. 1910. Olive-green covers have gilt medallion design center front, bright gilt lettering front and spine. Front cover slightly scuffed in one spot, with light soil at upper edge. Corners and heel of spine a bit worn. Eps and prelims lightly aged. Title page nicely done with red accents. 36 color plates tipped-in, including the frontis; all have captioned tissue guards. There is a 34-pp. introduction to the story from A.T. Quiller-Couch. A lovely, large-format edition of this classic comedy. Contents have an occasional fingerprint and the heavy stock is lightly aged, but this is a wonderful book. Very Good.
New York: The Century Company, 1903. Hard Cover. As. 132 pp. Sepia-toned ills. Dark red cover is decorated front and spine with green swirls, gilt flowers, signed by Decorative Designers. Cover is unusually clean and bright, with two small spots where green color has eroded. Corners just slightly rubbed, as are spine ends. Fore-edges untrimmed. Fiction by a popular writer of the day, whose earlier works appear regularly in Wright. Very Good.
Indianapolis, IN: The Bobbs-Merrill Company, 1911. Hard Cover. First Edition. First Bobbs-Merrill Edition. Unpag. Dark green cloth covered boards with large embossed cover design in light greem, dusty pink, and gold and designed by Bertha Stuart. Small losses at head and foot of spine, bumping to corners, gold embossing of title on spine is gone, leaving it blind embossed. Slight foxing to endpapers and light age toning at edges of all pages. Illustrated throughout by Howard Chandler Christy. Very Good.