Constable and Company Ltd.
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Being and description of Landmarks which have disappeared pictured by J. Crowther circa 1879-87 and described by E. Beresford Chancellor. Large format. Brown cloth with gilt titles. Colour plates. Bumping and wear to spine and corners; a few marks to covers. Small nick to top of spine. Foxing to prelims, endpapers, outer page edges and a few page margins. All plates present. Cigarette smoke odour.
An Illustrated Biography. Card wraps. ISBN: 009464280X. Spine is browned with vertical crease.
Cheap Edition (no plates present). A Fairy-tale for a Land-Baby. Dark blue cloth spine with gilt titles. Lighter blue boards, black titles and illustration to front cover. B/w illustrations. Top edge blue. Gilt to spine faded. Corners of boards rubbed. Musty odour present. Contents clean. A nice copy.
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A MIDSUMMER NIGHTS DREAM
Written by William Shakespeare. Illustrated by W. Heath Robinson.
Stock no. 2123538
Published by Constable and Company Ltd.. 3rd issue 1919. Very good condition in a very good dustwrapper.
Large format. Cream cloth spine with green title, green paper boards. 12 exquisite tipped-in colour plates, mounted on captioned paper with borders. Lovely b/w illustrations (full-page and text). 185 pages. Top edge green. Bumping and wear to spine, corners and cover edges. Some uneven fading to covers. Some foxing throughout. All plates present. Wrapper is edge-creased and worn, with a little surface paper damage to rear panel.
Red cloth, gilt titles. Circular white and gilt illustration to front cover. 6 richly coloured plates mounted on card, plus numerous b/w illustrations, many full-page. Translated from the French by A.E. Johnson. Spine bumped, worn and faded/browned, nicks to cloth at ends. Corners bumped and worn, damp staining to bottom corners. A few marks to covers including damage to gilt writing on front cover. Covers faded alongside spine. Red colour from covers to bottom corner of first and last few pages. A couple of hinges starting to crack but binding is firm. Ink inscription and small bookseller's sticker to rear endpapers. Foxing throughout. All plates present, 2 have light corner creases.
Colour frontis, numerous b/w text and full page illustrations throughout. Green cloth covers, gilt illustration and titles to front. 178 pages. 8.5 x 6.75". Spine and corners bumped and rubbed. Board edges darkened. Both joints beginning to crack. Heavy browning to endpapers, tissue guard and title page. Some foxing, worst on prelims and last couple of pages and page edges.
Originally published by Freemantle in 1900, Constable purchased the copyright and reissued this sumptuous version with revised, redrawn and recoloured illustrations. Crimson cloth with gilt decorations to spine and front cover. 40 exquisite tipped-in colour plates with captioned tissue guards. Red and grey pictorial endpapers. Top edge red. 325 pages. Title on front cover and spine is "Grimm's Fairy Tales". Spine is damaged - 3.5" split to edge of front cover at base, 1.5" to centre of spine at top. Spine also slightly faded. One plate (opposite page 28) is detached, one opposite page 90 is creased, all others present and mostly in fine condition. Tissue-guard for frontis is missing, a couple of others are loose with ragged edges. Foxing and some fingering to contents. A good copy of a scarce Rackham edition.
Limited edition of 380 numbered and signed copies. Gilt decorated vellum. 16 superb tissue-guarded mounted colour plates with captioned tissue-guards. B/w text illustrations throughout. 254 pages. SIGNED by Robinson plus and inscription in ink "To Peter & Christopher Brinsmead, with best wishes for Xmas 1944 from Granny Heath Robinson". Copy no. 213. Very faint musty smell to contents. Covers are a little soiled. Spine and corners bumped and slightly worn. Lacking silk ties. Joints are cracked but binding still tight. Endpapers browned. Foxspots to endpapers and some page margins. Pale page browning. A nice copy of this scarce item.
Red cloth boards, gilt titles. Written to meet at he requirements of a first course in technical applied aerodynamics. viii and 231 pages including index. Gilt title to spine faded. Name & date in ink to front endpaper. Contents clean.
Black cloth boards, gilt titles. ix and 307 pages including index. Corners worn and frayed. Top of front endpaper removed (1" deep x 3" wide). Contents clean.
A Book of Rhymes. Blue cloth with gilt title to spine and vignette to front cover. 122 pages, edges untrimmed. Spine and corners bumped and rubbed. Name plate to front pastedown, name (and age?) in crayon to endpaper. Endpapers lightly browned and a few small marks to prelims.
Colour frontis, numerous b/w text and full page illustrations throughout. Green cloth covers, gilt illustration and titles to front. 178 pages. 8.5 x 6.75". Bumping and wear to spine and corners; some fraying to cloth at top and tail of spine and a couple of corners. Browning to spine and some fading to covers. Gilt is becoming dulled. Prize plate to front endpaper. Front joint is partially cracked. Some foxing and page browning throughout. Tissue-guard to frontis is torn and browned.