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1 Aristophanes Aristophanes: The Birds and The Frogs
New York Heritage Press 1959 Hardcover Fine Slipcase-Very Good++ Jacket 
Two plays in one binding in a 'flip' format. Clean, crisp and unmarked. The Birds is illustrated by Marian Parry and The Frogs is illustrated with wood engravings by John Austen. A beautiful design, the grey paper over boards has a decorative strip in red and yellow for The Birds and in blue and yellow for The Frogs. This design is repeated on the pages in the center of the book. Black linen half binding with gold lettering. Sandglass I:25 laid in. The sandglass itself has some age toning. Light grey slipcase is firm with a narrow line of toning at the opening. 
Price: 22.00 USD
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Mediatations of Marcus Aureliu, Aurelius, Marcus; Casaubon, Meric (translater)
2 Aurelius, Marcus; Casaubon, Meric (translater) Mediatations of Marcus Aureliu
New York Heritage Press 1956 Hardcover Fine Slipcase-Very Good+ Jacket 
230 pages, wood engravings by Hans Alexander Mueller. Grained grey paper over boards with grained black cloth spine. Spine cloth is stamped with an ionic column on front and back, lettering is in bronze. Marbled paper covers the firm clipcase, light fading on the spine side of the slipcase. Sandglass number 22 laid in. Bright, crisp pages. 
Price: 28.00 USD
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3 Dearmond, Dale Seal Oil Lamp: Adapted from an Eskimo Folktale and Illustrated With Wood Engravings
San Francisco, California, U.S.A. Sierra Club Books 1988 0316177865 / 9780316177863 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Near Fine Jacket De Armond, Dale 
First Printing, 32 pages, woodcut illustrations throughout. Jacket protected in mylar. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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4 Giono, Jean The Man Who Planted Trees
Chelsea, Vt Chelsea Green Publishing Company 1985 0930031024 / 9780930031022 Hardcover Fine fine Jacket McCurdy, Michael 
51 pages illustrated with outstanding wood engravings by Michael McCurdy. The unforgettable story of a tireless shepherd who plants 100 acorns a day over a spanof 30 years, thus transforming the countryside and his community. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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Elegy Written In a Country Churchyard, Gray, Thomas
5 Gray, Thomas Elegy Written In a Country Churchyard
New York Heritage Press 1951 Hardcover Fine Slipcase-Very Good+ Jacket 
"Illustrated with wood-engravings, sketched in that same churchyard at Stokes Poges, by Agnes Miller Parker; and with an introduction by Hugh Walpole" 32 fabulous wood-engravings, appendix containing the text of the first edition, unmarked and crisp. Blue binding with embossed illustration o the front, highlighted with silver. Silver lettering on the spine. Firm blue slipcase has light toning along the edges and top. Sandlass VII:16 laid in, original glassine wrapper is folded in the back. 
Price: 28.00 USD
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6 Haley, Gale E. Mountain Jack Tales, Retold and Illustrated
New York Dutton Children's Books 1992 0525449744 / 9780525449744 First Printing Hardcover Fine fine Jacket 
131 pages, glossary, bibliography. woodblock illustration by Haley. A sectio, 'About the Stories' gives background and context. Crisp and unmarked. 
Price: 16.00 USD
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7 Hardy, Thomas The Mayor of Casterbridge
New York Heritage Press 1964 Hardcover Very Good++ Slipcase-Very Good++ Jacket 
Illustrated with wood engravings by Agnes Miller Parker, introduction by Frank Swinnerton. Clean and crisp, unmarked. Bound in tan cloth with a reapeating pattern in orange, marroon title block with gold letting, a little sun discoloratin on lower part of spine. Firm and shint marroon slipcase.. Sandglass Number IV:29 laid-in. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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8 Hardy, Thomas The Return of the Native
New York Heritage Press 1942 Hardcover Very Good++ Slipcase-Very Good- Jacket 
Illustrated with wood engravings by Agnes Miller Parker, Clean and crisp, unmarked. Bound in tan cloth with a repeating design containing a snake and a butterfly. Deepgreen title block with gold lettering is lightly chipped along the edge. Slipcase is bright with a crack starting along the spine edge. Sandglass Number 5 LX laid in. Glassine wrapper folded in the back. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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Wild Life in a Southern County, Jeffries, Richard
9 Jeffries, Richard Wild Life in a Southern County
London Lutterworth Press 1949 First Thus Hardcover Near Fine near fine Jacket 
First printing of this edition with an introduction and notes by Samuel J. Looker. Illustrated with wood engravings by C. F. Tunnicliffe Unmarked, bound in green cloth . Jacket is not price-clipped (3s,6d.). 
Price: 20.00 USD
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Book of Ballads, Keach, MacEdward (editor)
10 Keach, MacEdward (editor) Book of Ballads
New York Heritage Press 1967 Hardcover Fine Slipcase-Very Good++ Jacket 
215 apges, unmarked and crisp, glossary, Index of first lines and index of titles. Words and historical perspective to 69 ballads. Green stripe paper over boards with a green cloth spine bearing gold lettering. Decorative stain on top edge. Matching green stripe clipcase is firm with only a 1/4" bump along one edge. Illustrated with color woodcuts by Fritz Kredel. Sandglass V:32 laid in. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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Le Morte Darthur:  the Story of King Arthur & of His Noble Knights of the Round Table, Mallory, Sir Thomas
11 Mallory, Sir Thomas Le Morte Darthur: the Story of King Arthur & of His Noble Knights of the Round Table
New York Heritage 1955 Hardcover Fine Slipcase-Very Good+ Jacket 
Modernized, as to spelling and punctuation by A. W. Pollard. Illustrated with wood engravings by Robert Gibbings. Clean, crisp, unmarked. 757 pages, 7 1/2" x 11". Motif depicting King Arthur's shield on front and back boards, top edge stained blue. Black spine with gold lettering. Bblue slipcase is firm with light toning near the open edge. Sandglass number X:19 laid in 
Price: 30.00 USD
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The Tale of the Shining Princess, Matsubara, Hisako; Matsubara, Naoko (woodcuts)
12 Matsubara, Hisako; Matsubara, Naoko (woodcuts) The Tale of the Shining Princess
Tokyo, Japan Kodansha International, Ltd. 1966 Hardcover Very Good++ Slipcase-Very Good Jacket 
Illustrated throughout with wonderful woodcuts in color and b&w. Beautiful endpapers which appear to be handmade paper. Bright orange binding with gold illustration on the front. Green printed belly band gives background information about the author and artist. Housed in a matching orange slipcase which is firm with some scuffing on the bottom and near the lower corner. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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Kidnapped Being the Memoirs of The Adventures of David Balfour in the Year 1751, Stevenson, Robert Louis
13 Stevenson, Robert Louis Kidnapped Being the Memoirs of The Adventures of David Balfour in the Year 1751
New York Limited Editions Club 1938 Hardcover Very Good++ Slipcase-Near Fine Jacket Mueller, Hans Alexander 
237 pages, #938 of 1500 copies signed by the illustrator on the colophon. Illustrated with color wood engravings by Hans Alexander Mueller. Introduction by Christopher Morley. Unmarked, fresh copy, boards are beveled and bound in brick-color cloth with matching stain on page edges. The title label on the spine is not present. The book would be rated fine aside from this. Patterned slipcase with title printed on the spine. 
Price: 90.00 USD
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Kidnapped Being the Memoirs of The Adventures of David Balfour in the Year 1751, Stevenson, Robert Louis
14 Stevenson, Robert Louis Kidnapped Being the Memoirs of The Adventures of David Balfour in the Year 1751
New York Heritage Press Hardcover Very Good Slipcase-Very Good Jacket Mueller, Hans Alexander 
237 pages. Illustrated with color wood engravings by Hans Alexander Mueller, maps on endpapers. Introduction by Christopher Morley. Unmarked with bright, clear pages. A ghostly blue design on the boards, blue stain on edges, red title block on the spine with gold lettering. The spine is sunned and there is some toning aroung the edges of the boards. Glassine wrapper folded in the back. Firm blue slipcase with a line of toning around the edges. Sandglass IX:15 laid in. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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Story of Reynard the Fox, von Goethe, J. W.
15 von Goethe, J. W. Story of Reynard the Fox
Hew York Heritage Press 1954 Hardcover Fine Slipcase-Very Good+ Jacket Eichenberg, Fritz 
Wonderful wood-cut illustrations. Translated by Thomss James Arnold from the original German poem "Reineke Fuchs". Decorated boards with orange cloth spine, edges stained to match the spine. Slipcase is firm with toning around the opening edges. Sandglass Number 11:19 laid-in. Unmarked. Glassine wrapper folded inside.. Sold 
Price: 30.00 USD
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Jack London's Dog, Wales, Dirk
16 Wales, Dirk Jack London's Dog
Chicago Great Plains Pr 2008 0963245937 / 9780963245939 Hardcover Fine near fine Jacket Moser, Barry 
60 pp. Signed by Dirk Wales on the half-title page. Book is as new with a line through the ISBN code. Illustrated throughout with wonderful relief engravings by Barry Moser, who also designed the book.. In 1897, Jack London went to the Yukon during the Gold Rush. While waiting to strike it rich, London stayed with other men on Split Up Island. There he befriended the dog of another man, also named Jack. London later used Jack as the model for Buck, Dog of the North, in "The Call of the Wild." This is Jack's story. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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Book of Ballads, Keach, MacEdward (editor)
Book of Ballads
Keach, MacEdward (editor)
20.00 USD

Mediatations of Marcus Aureliu, Aurelius, Marcus; Casaubon, Meric (translater)
Mediatations of Marcus Aureliu
Aurelius, Marcus; Casaubon, Meric (translater)
28.00 USD

Le Morte Darthur:  the Story of King Arthur & of His Noble Knights of the Round Table, Mallory, Sir Thomas
Le Morte Darthur: the Story of King Arthur & of His Noble Knights of the Round Table
Mallory, Sir Thomas
30.00 USD

Story of Reynard the Fox, von Goethe, J. W.
Story of Reynard the Fox
von Goethe, J. W.
30.00 USD

Kidnapped Being the Memoirs of The Adventures of David Balfour in the Year 1751, Stevenson, Robert Louis
Kidnapped Being the Memoirs of The Adventures of David Balfour in the Year 1751
Stevenson, Robert Louis
90.00 USD

Jack London's Dog, Wales, Dirk
Jack London's Dog
Wales, Dirk
10.00 USD

 
 

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