While Jack of Fables focused on the eponymous Jack Horner, the spin-off also allowed Willingham and Sturges to expand upon the Fables Universe by adding new characters, settings, and anthropomorphic personifications of philosophical and literary ideas in the series. A preview of its first issue was shown in Fables #50, and the series itself debuted in July 2006. It ran for 50 issues from July 2006 to March 2011, and received positive reception from critics and fans alike during its release, though over time would be criticized because of the main character's abhorrent sociopathy. In 2007, it was nominated for numerous Eisner Awards and won Best Lettering for Todd Klein and Best Cover Artist for James Jean. The series has since been collected in both trade paperback and deluxe edition hardcovers.
Okay, this is a difficult question. For the price, I think they are amazing. Do they compare in quality to publishers selling fine press leatherbound editions Of course not. They are definitely very decorative shelf candy with their gorgeous cover designs and bright colored covers, and I personally think that anything that makes people more likely to pick up and read a classic novel is a great thing. Most of the books have decorative head and tail bands, gilt or stained page edges, bound-in silk ribbon bookmarks, and decorative hubs on the spine. They are all relatively durable hardbacks except for the Flexibound Editions (and even these are way more durable than your average paperback). The proof is in the bookshelf, and I have a large number of B&N collectible classics in my own shelves, holding their own against my much more expensive Folio Society and Easton Press books.
I have a first edition Every Horse Owners Cyclopedia, by J.H.Walsh, Ellwood Harvey and John Elderken. It is edited by Robert McClure, was sold by subscription and published by Porter & Coates, 822 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia. Mears & Dusenbery, Sterestypers and H. B. Ashmead, Printer. Copy write is 1871 and has over 100 engravings within the book. The cover is emerald green cloth with gold and black embellished pictures on the front and binding. As far as I can tell all the pages are there but the binding is loose and worn on the top and bottom. This is a hard copy and has no dust cover. Any help you could give me will be most appreciated. The information on your site was very helpful. Thank you, Diane
The best course of action is to pick out a few that you think might be first editions and do a little homework, or, if this is not feasible, send along the basic book information (author, title, imprint city, printer, date) either as a typed document or as photographs of title pages. You can find my contact info here: -manuscripts-auction.phpfam=6&type=latest.
I have a hard cover first edition book, 1884: Literature Primers by Edward Dowden, on Shakespere published by D. Appleton and Company. The book is in good condition, can you please give by the value of what this book might be.Thank You
Hi, My mom was given this book to her by a friend many years ago and she has had it tucked away. She gave it to me as she is getting up in age and I was wondering if it is worth anything. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain, Copyright 1896 and 1899 by Harper & Brothers, printed in the United States of America, I am guessing it is a 2nd edition as it shows the copyright 1884 by Samuel L. Clemens above when my copy was printed and I would guess that would have been the 1st edtion. Thank You
I have a set of 11 books, Charles Dickens,appear to have been first issued in 1907, but the preface is dated 1843. Are in good condition, but have a library stamp on the inside blank leaf.Also a soft green leather edition with gold edging on pages of Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte,second edition December 21st, 1847 with a note to the 3rd edition dated April 13th 1848.Has a handwritten name, dated 1936. Also a library stamp. Is there any value to any of these books Thanks. Donna
I have beee trying to find information online about the pubplication date or possible worth of a book but I am unable to find any on the particular edition that I have. It is The Poetical Works of Longfellow (Including Recent Poems). There is no publication date, but teh Publisher is Peacock and Mansfield & Co., Ltd. and it was presented to my great grandfather in 1911. It is a Blue cloth covered with 640 numbered pages. Do you have any information about this book
I have stumbled across your webset by luck perhaps I have a book published in July of 1902 (if my reading of Roman numerals has not failed me) from the Roycroft Shop, East Astoria. The book (well essay) is titled: Self Reliance by Ralph Waldo Emmerson. I have been tried to find a value on the book before my father died but it appears the prices are scattered all over the place. The edition I own has a green suede cover, a hand-drawn portrait inside covered with vellum, the thick paper is not evenly cut (to me-as an artist-it almost appears as handmade paper). Where would I find a more accurate price on this book
i have the book in darkest africa by h.m.stanley 1890 i think it is the trade version of volume 1 on the spine it says division 1 it has an introduction by j.scott.keltie librarian to the royal geographical society it is titled mr stanleys africa career and has charles scribners sons..onthe cover is stanley standing up being saluted by a half naked native the first normaly blank page says this leaf not tobe bound with the volume .half way down says conditions of pubpication and this edition, specially prepared for subscription only.will be compleated in twenty two parts,at 2/s. each or insixdivisions .cloth bound ,at 9/s.each and is not obtainable from ordinary booksellers. next page si stanlsys portrait a woodcut and face on can you help please
I have a first edition copy of Midnight Weddings by Mrs. Meeke, which I hear is very rare, published London, 1802 by T. Dobbs. It has the publisher stamp in the front of the book, the pages are readable, the cover is a bit old and worn. Any thoughts
Can you help me or refer me to a source that can My collection includes some special Easton Press editions and 95% is As New to Good. All have their dust jackets which are protected with sleeves and the books have been in climate comtrolled storage for some years.
I am having trouble with a book that I was hoping you could help with. I have a copy of The Count of Monte Cristo that was printed by Donohue, Henneberry and Co. The book has no date but says it is the complete and unabridged edition and has 1046 pages. On the cover Cristo is spelled Christo. It does have a couple of problems, the cloth on the top and bottom of the spine is a little worn and the binding is coming apart to the point that the first few pages are almost falling out. Any help you can give me is much appreciated, Thanks.
Generally, books from the late 19th or early 20th century with undated title pages are later reprints, and not first editions. The publisher, issuing a title with proven popularity, has intentionally omitted a date in order to extend the shelf-life of his wares. The first edition of Les Miserables in English was published in New York by Carleton in 1862. It came out in a five volume set, all volumes dated, and is worth about $3,000 in mint condition. We just sold one in our June first auction:
Books without publication dates are very often reprints (not first or early editions). It might also be useful to take a look at the copyright page to help determine the period of publication. But unfortunately, 19th and 20th century books without publication dates are usually reprints.
I have a book called Arrowsmith. Printed in the USA. Copyright 1925, by Harcourt,Brace,And Company Inc.it says The first edition of ARROWSMITH consists of 500 copies on handmade paper, numbered and signed by the author. This book is a red cloth hardback book, with gold lettering. I have no clue of the value.
I have an 1860 Derby & Jackson single volume edition of Don Quixote. Is this a first American edition(printing) It is probably in fair to good condition for a 153 Y.O. book. Any thoughts on approximate value Thank you.
This book is not something we would handle at auction. Undated editions are almost always later reprints. Follow the link below for a copy currently available on the retail market for $20. -Poetical-Works-Edgar-Allan-Poe/104592966/bd
I have many old and perhaps rare books/ collection..one is a collection from 1884 the Friendly Edition Shakespeare there are about 25 books altogether and whats odd is that many of the pages have not been cut.. meaning( im sure you know) that for instance pages 49 and 50 are still together this is a constant occurance throughout all these editions.. just wondering what a set like this is worth.. alsoI have the two volume set from 1864/65 of The AMerican COnflict by Horace Greeley both are in almost excellent condition. ive seen them for as little as 40 and as high as 600 for the pair.. is there a reasonThank you so much for all the work youre doing here for so many..
1847 is the copyright date, not the date of publication. The Burt edition of Jane Eyre retails for about $30. Neither of these books is of high value. You may be able to find out more about your books on a used book website: abebooks, alibris, biblio, addall
Hello I have been having issues finding the value of my book I am only finding reprints.It is a first edition 1919 of Astronomy and the Bible by Lucas A. Reed. Your help would be gladly welcomed.
l have a book on sir Alfred Mannings first publish 1950 AN ARTISTS LIFE ,in it printed TO MY WIFE, with 140 illustration by the author signed front page and last page printed by Richard Clay and Company ltd Suffolkcan you please verify if it had a limited edition and of what value
Hi I have a book that I would like to know the value of it is The works of William Shakespeare Leicester square edition 1875 edited by Charles and Mary cowen clarke. It has the dust jacket and is in good condition. 59ce067264