Elizabeth and her German Garden

This antique hardcover book is bound in decorative red cloth boards, with intricate gilt work on the front and spine. Paste on color illustration on front cover. Gilt faded on spine and cover. Cover has some edgewear and soil; mild foxing to endpapers though most inner pages clean, binding tight. No date of publication listed; this edition is circa 1900. A charming story of life in the garden. 226 pages plus many pages of ads; approx. 4 x 6.25 inches.
  • Elizabeth and her German Garden
  • Elizabeth von Armin
  • Henry Altemus Company


Handsome decorative edition of Goethe's classic. Dark beige cloth boards with floral decoration in pink and green. Title in gilt on spine. Translated by Ann Swanwick. Boards are clean and crisp, mild soil. First fifteen pages show slight miscut from publisher, no text is affected. This is part one only, publisher states at the rear of the book that "This edition of Goethe's Faust what is really a complete tragic poem. The second part is omitted as superfluous and not desired by the general reader." 4 x 5.75 inches with 261 pages.
  • Faust
  • Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
  • Hurst and Co.

Old Christmas

Wonderful edition of Irving's Christmas story taken from "The Sketch Book." Green cloth covers with gilt decoration on cover and spine, color paste on cover illustration. Color frontispiece. Gilt on cover faded, spine decoration almost entirely faded off. Rear cover soil and spotting. Some soil to endpapers, pages are generally clean and bright. Former owner's stamp on front endpaper and first blank. 4 x 6 inches with 243 pages, plus ads. Frontispiece dated 1899.
  • Old Christmas
  • Washington Irving
  • Randolph Caldecott, illustrator
  • Henry Altemus Co.

A Child's Christmas in Wales

Humorous, sad, magical, irresistible account of Dylan Thomas' own childhood and of a Christmas day in a small Welsh town. Originally written for the BBC before the end of World War II, this poetic tale has become almost as familiar to some of us as Dickens' A Christmas Carol. This New Directions edition features woodcuts by Ellen Raskin. Small blue softcover with wraps. Upaginated. 5.5 x 5.25 inches. Mild soil, generally a good clean copy. Copyright states a 1959 original printing, this is a much later 23rd printing.
  • A Child's Christmas in Wales
  • Dylan Thomas
  • Ellen Raskin, illustrator
  • New Directions

Gasoline Automobiles

International Library of Technology #363: Gasoline Automobiles. Green and red covers with decorative marbled endpapers. 223 illustrations. Book shows edgewear and soil, faded spine. First signature a bit loose, some spotting along the top edge. About 250 pages, 6 x 9 inches.
  • International Library of Technology 363: Gasoline Automobiles
  • International Textbook Company, 1924

The Purple Land

Decorative edition of Hudson's novel set in 19th century Uruguay, first published in 1885 under the title "The Purple Land that England Lost."  Book is generally clean and crisp, some mild wear - jacket shows spotting and heavy soil, edgewear. 260 pages, 5.5 x 8 inches. No date, ca. 1930.
  • The Purple Land
  • W. H. Hudson
  • Keith Henderson, illustrator
  • Illustrated Editions Company

The Limits of Protest

Essays on radicalism, political protests and the meaning of protest campaigns. Nice clean copy of the book, jacket shows soil and wear to edges, some rubbing. 5.5 x 8.5 with 288 indexed pages.

The Limits of Protest
Peter Buckman
Gollancz, 1970