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Collecting Calla Editions

Background

Dover Publications (also known as Dover Books) is an American publisher that has been around since 1941, and is best known for its very cheap paperback reproductions of classic literature and public domain images. However, in 2008 Dover launched a premium imprint called Calla Editions, which primarily reproduces works from the “golden age of illustration” – a period when bookmaking was a beloved art form and many stunningly illustrated books were produced. A large number of books in the Calla Editions series are cloth-bound facsimiles of deluxe editions of illustrated children’s classics, but there are also original designs, photo collections, recipe books and other non-fiction selections. The publisher’s page is missing about half of the volumes, so I have made this collector’s guide for those of you interested in tracking down individual volumes to complete a collection, as well as sharing a few notes and reviews on the production values for each of the books.

Are Calla Editions worth it?

I have a large number of these books in my own collection, so I definitely think they represent good quality for a reasonable price point – although the quality can be a little hit or miss depending on when the volume was printed. The majority of the books are covered in quality buckram cloth and gilt decorations, although a few have dust jackets over plain covers and some have paper covers which are prone to damage. The paper is heavyweight and sturdy, most often 100# Utopia II Ivory or 150gsm Chinese Premium paper. Most of the books have Smyth sewn bindings, although a few are only glued. Some are printed in the US, some in China. The price point is fair for books sold in the US, particularly since they are often available on sale, but they are solid, heavy volumes which can make them much more expensive in other countries due to additional shipping costs. They used to be excellent value in other countries too, but in recent years (since about 2018) the prices have been steadily climbing, and a full price Calla edition is now inching closer to a discounted Folio Society volume (in which case I’d generally say go for the higher quality Folio, with a few notable exceptions). 

Calla Editions vs Folio Society vs Barnes & Noble

Various different publishers have produced facsimiles of the same golden age fairy tale publications, including most comprehensively the series put out by Folio Society and Barnes & Noble. Overall, Calla Editions and Folio Society books are similar in size, design and feel, but Calla use a more budget binding and do not provide a slipcase. Barnes & Noble’s children’s classics series have pretty bespoke leather bindings, but they are much smaller and generally have poorer image quality than Calla. Almost all of the Folio Society editions are bound in cloth, while only some of the Calla Editions are clothbound and others have paper boards. There is in fact quite a significant overlap of titles for their children’s books, particularly since both publishers have produced facsimiles of the same golden age fairy tale publications. In a rare couple of cases, I actually prefer the Calla editions over the Folio Society equivalents because even though the quality is marginally lower, the Calla versions may have a greater number of illustrations because they are facsimiles of a different edition, or the text has been reset in a nicer layout (particularly the Poe, Peter Pan and Aesop volumes). The reproduction of the illustrations is usually a little crisper in Folio Society editions because they almost always use an original volume to create their facsimile editions, while some of the Calla Editions are based on a second edition (essentially making a copy of a copy) and the colour plates therefore appear a little softer. I have also noticed that the black and white sketches in the Calla editions can sometimes look like they weren’t properly cleaned up after scanning, so there can be the occasional artefact not present in the original. But overall, they are good value, have excellent shelf presence, and will find a welcome home in your library if you are a fan of the golden age illustrators.

Are any Calla Editions valuable?

Most titles stay in print for several years, but typically once a title has gone out of print it is removed from their website and no longer available except through second hand sources. Some of the more desirable and rare (which usually means more expensive in the second-hand market) out of print volumes include Frankenstein (a Calla original) and Hamlet, Prince of Denmark (a facsimile of a 1922 edition). These titles are not easy to track down and you can expect to pay a premium for them unless you are lucky or patient.

How many books in the series? Is it still active?

As of April 2021, 94 titles have been released, including about 20 volumes that are out of print. Despite a smaller publication schedule in recent years (and nothing in 2020), there are new volumes in the pipeline expected for release later in 2021. 

Which Calla editions are the most beautiful?

Well, this is very much a personal decision. But if you’re really interested in my opinion, I think the star standout volumes are Hamlet (2010), The Ship the Sailed to Mars (2011), Tanglewood Tales (2012), Peter Pan (2013), Frankenstein (2016) and Fairyland (2016). I will note that the earlier publications had more varied bindings and are generally of higher quality. There was a period around 2012/2013 when printing was first outsourced to China and the bindings changed to paper where the quality noticeably dropped. More recently, production has remained in China, but the bindings are mostly cloth again, and production quality is respectable. Personally, I don’t love the dust jackets, but you can easily remove them as the board underneath are cloth-covered and generally feature gilt titles in keeping with the rest of the clothbound series.

Where can I get the books?

Dover do sell the in print Calla Edition books from their website, which is a viable option if you are located in the US – but they rarely offer them at any sort of discount so you are probably better off supporting your local indie if you’re willing to pay full price, or browsing the selection available at a big box store like Amazon or Book Depository if you are looking for a discount. For out of print volumes or cheap second hand copies (and this is quite viable for the cloth bound editions as they are relatively robust – I have ex-library copies in my collection that were still in excellent condition after circulation), I recommend checking availability at Abes.

Complete List of Calla Edition Books

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2019
calla jerrold fables 300
The Big Book of Fables by Walter Jerrold, illustrated by Charles Robinson

9781606601273. Facsimile of an edition originally published by Blackie and Son, Ltd., London, 1912. 28 color plates along with decorative initials and borders, hand lettering, silhouettes, and other ornaments.

Bound in green JHT cloth.

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2018
Calla Starmore Glamourie 300
Glamourie by Alice Starmore, photographed by Jade Starmore

9781606600832. A Calla Edition Original. Taking her daughter Jade's supernatural stories as inspiration, Alice uses the art of hand knitting to illustrate the tales with elaborate costumes and accessories that portray fanciful and extraordinary ideas.

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calla kayyam rubaiyat 300
The Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám, illustrated by Edmund Dulac

9781606601129. Facsimile of an edition originally published by Hodder & Stoughton, London, 1909. Edward Fitzgerald translation.

20 full-color illustrations, illustrated endpapers, bound in maroon JHT cloth.

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calla dickens christmas carol 300
A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens, illustrated by Arthur Rackham

9781606601211. Facsimile of an edition originally published by William Heinemann Ltd., London, and J. B. Lippincott Co., Philadelphia, 1915. 12 color plates and 18 black-and-white images.

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calla hoffman nutcracker 300
The Nutcracker by E. T. A. Hoffman, illustrated by Maria Mikhalskaya

9781606601167. A Calla Edition original featuring illustrations by Russian artist Maria Mikhalskaya. Dust jacket over black cloth boards.

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calla la vie parisienne 300
La Vie Parisienne: Covers and Cartoons by Chéri Hérouard, René VIncent, George Barbier and others

9781606601181. A Calla Editions original, presenting images from French magazine La Vie Parisienne, c. 1917-1922.

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calla creswick robin hood 300
Robin Hood by Paul Creswick, illustrated by Howard Pyle and N. C. Wyeth

9781606601235. A Calla Edition Original which which presents the Scribner's Classic edition by Paul Creswick and its brilliant color plates by N. C. Wyeth, along with a generous selection of black-and-white drawings from Howard Pyle's The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood.

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calla wilde happy prince 300
The Happy Prince and Other Stories by Oscar Wilde, illustrated by Charles Robinson

9781606601174. Facsimile of an edition originally published by Brentano's, New York, 1910. 12 color plates and many line drawings and embellishments. Cloth cover, sewn binding, glossy paper.

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calla ww1 posters 300
World War One Posters

9781606600955. A Calla Edition original in commemoration of the 100th anniversary of America's entrance into World War I, this volume presents reproductions of 100 of the era's greatest posters. Artists include James Montgomery Flagg, J. C. Lyendecker, Howard Chandler Christy, Gordon Grant, Harvey Dunn, Ludwig Hohlwein, Frank Brangwyn, and Theophile Steinlen.

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calla jerrold fairy tales 300
The Big Book of Fairy Tales by Walter Jerrold, illustrated by Charles Robinson

9781606601198. Facsimile of an edition originally published by the H. M. Caldwell Company, New York, 1912. 200 illustrations including 34 full-page images.

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Calla Rossetti Goblin Market 300
Goblin Market and Other Selected Poems by Christina Rossetti, illustrated by Florence Harrison

9781606601204. A Calla Edition original that combines two books of verse by Rossetti: Goblin Market and Other Poems and Shorter Poems, accompanied by 16 full-color paintings and dozens of line drawings. Patterned endpapers, dust jacket over brown JHT cloth.

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2017
calla gurney dinotopia journey to chandara 300
Dinotopia: Journey to Chandara by James Gurney

9781606601006. Reprint of the expanded deluxe Andrews McMeel Publishing, LLC, Kansas City, edition. Filled with full-color paintings, cutaway views, and mechanical diagrams.

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calla clarke fairy tales hans andersen 300
Fairy Tales by Hans Christian Andersen, illustrated by Harry Clarke

9781606600603. Facsimile of an edition originally published by Brentano's, New York, 1916. Blue cloth cover, sewn binding. Full color and black & white images.

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calla chaucer works 300
The Works of Geoffrey Chaucer: The William Morris Kelmscott Chaucer, illustrated by Edward Burne-Jones

9781606601044. A reprint of the World Publishing Company, Cleveland and New York, 1958 facsimile edition. Decorative ornaments and 87 full-page woodcut illustrations.

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calla boyle beauty beast 300
Beauty and the Beast by Eleanor Vere Boyle

9781606601037. Facsimile of the edition originally published by the Sampson Low, Marston, Low, and Searle, London, 1875. 10 full-color plates, numerous black-and-white images, a redesigned layout, new font, and fresh border details. Gorgeous artwork and a less common edition of the tale.
Cloth cover, sewn binding, glossy paper.

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calla kingsley water babies 300
The Water Babies by Charles Kingsley, illustrated by Jessie Willcox Smith

9781606601136. Facsimile of an edition originally published by Hodder and Stoughton, Limited, Nottingham, England, 1919. 12 full-color plates plus numerous line drawings. Stunning illustrations, but the 1800s vernacular and political themes make it more appropriate now for a slightly older reader than originally intended.

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calla bedier romance of tristan and iseult 300
The Romance of Tristan and Iseult by Joseph Bédier, translated by Hilaire Belloc, colored by Robert Emgles

9781606600986. Facsimile of an edition originally published by George Allen, London, and E. P. Dutton & Co., New York, 1903.

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calla crane storybook 300
The Walter Crane Storybook Collection by Walter Crane

9781606601143. A Calla Edition original, compiling a selection of folktales from Crane's Toy Books, a colorful series of individual volumes. A beautifully illustrated storybook for the very young.
Cloth cover, sewn binding, glossy paper.

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calla art nouveau masterpieces 300
Art Nouveau Graphic Masterpieces by Henry Guedy

9781606600948. A Calla Edition original, reprinting 100 plates from the periodical La Decoration Artistique, c. 1904–10. Plenty of period artistic inspiration.

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calla masters of decorative art 300
Great Masters of Decorative Art by Aymer Vallance

9781606601020. Facsimile of an edition originally published by The Art Journal Office, London, 1900, upgraded with color plates, celebrating the work of Edward Burne-Jones, William Morris, and Walter Crane. An insightful text for the graphic artist.

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calla ranhofer epicurean 300
Epicurean by Charles Ranhofer

9781606601051. Facsimile of an edition originally published by R. Ranhofer, New York, 1893.

A complete culinary encyclopaedia, comprising more than 3,500 recipes. Dust jacket over red boards.

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calla flaubert madame bovary 300
Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert, translated by Eleanor Marx-Aveling, illustrated by Richard Lindner

9781606601112. Facsimile of an edition originally published by the Peter Pauper Press, Mt. Vernon, New York, 1945. 10 full-page line illustrations. Interesting paintings by an artist considered a pre-cursor to the pop art movements.
Dust jacket over blue boards. OOP.

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Calla London Call of the Wild 300
The Call of the Wild by Jack London, illustrated by Paul Bransom

9781606601150. A Calla Edition original using text originally published in 1903, and featuring extensive illustrations by wildlife specialist Paul Bransom. 16 full-color plates, numerous color and black-and-white images, along with headpieces, spot pieces, and other embellishments.

A classic canine adventure story. Patterned endpapers, dust jacket over blue boards bound in JHT cloth.

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Calla Price Cooking Price Wise 300
Cooking Price-Wise: A Culinary Legacy by Vincent Price

9780486819075. Facsimile of the Corgi Books, London, 1971 edition. Charming recipes, but it just looks like a '70s cookbooks.
Dust jacket over yellow boards. Likely soon OOP.

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2016
calla mallory romance king arthur 300
The Romance of King Arthur and His Knights of the Round Table by Thomas Malory, illustrated by Arthur Rackham

9781606600900. Facsimile of an edition originally published by The Macmillan Company, New York, 1917 using Malory's text as abridged by Alfred W. Pollard. 16 color illustrations.

A gorgeous, albeit hefty volume. Illustrated endpapers, bound in JHT cloth.

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calla dulac sindbad 300
Sindbad the Sailor and Other Stories from the Arabian Nights by Edmund Dulac

9781606600924. Facsimile of an edition originally published by Hodder & Stoughton, London, 1911. 23 color plates.

Exquisite illustrations. Illustrated endpapers, bound in decorative blue JHT cloth.

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calla wilde dorian gray 300
The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde, illustrated by Henry Keen

9781606600870. Facsimile of an edition originally published by Dodd, Mead and Company, New York, 1925. 12 black & white illustrations.

A lovely edition of this horror classic. Cloth cover.

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calla joan of arc 300
Joan of Arc by F. Funck-Brentano, illustrated by O. D. V. Guillonnet

9781606600962. Facsimile of an edition originally published by Ancienne Librairie Furne, C. Boivin & Cie, Paris, 1912, as part of a series of young adult biographies of French leaders. 40 color plates. An interesting condensed history accompanied by some wonderful paintings.

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calla doyle lost world 300
The Lost World by Arthur Conan Doyle, illustrated by Harry Rountree and Maple White

9781606600887. Facsimile of the tale as it first appeared in The Strand Magazine, London, 1912, with illustrations by Harry Rountree and Doyle under his Maple White alias.

Lovely, readable edition with around 50 sepia illustrations. Illustrated endpapers, bound in JHT cloth with an inset paper image.

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calla golden asse 300
The Golden Asse by Lucius Apuleius, translated by William Adlington, illustrated by Jean de Bosschere

9781606600931. Facsimile of an edition originally published by John Lane, The Bodley Head, London, 1923. 16 full-page plates, eight in color, and numerous black & white images.

A lovely edition of the ancient world's only surviving novel (note that it's mostly written in Elizabethan English, and the subject matter is geared to an adult audience). Illustrated endpapers, bound in red JHT cloth with gilt titles.

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calla richardson great childrens stories 300
Great Children's Stories by Frederick Richardson

9781606600856. A Calla Edition original, combining reproductions of Frederick Richardson's Book for Children, M. A. Donohue & Company, Chicago, 1938, and Old Old Tales Retold, M. A. Donohue & Company, Chicago, 1923.

Lots of classic stories (Red Riding Hood, Chicken Little, etc.) with brilliant art nouveau illustrations. Illustrated endpapers, bound in brown JHT cloth with an inlaid illustration.

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calla hawthorne scarlet letter 300
The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne, illustrated by Hugh Thomson

9781606600917. Facsimile of an edition originally published by Methuen & Company Limited, London, 1920. A fascinating portrait of colonial life, with some wonderful Thomson watercolors.

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Calla Outhwaite Fairyland 300
Fairyland by Ida Outhwaite

9781606600863. Facsimile of an edition originally published by the Frederick A. Stokes Company, New York, 1929. 19 full-color plates and dozens of black & white illustrations. Simply delightful and very collectable.
Cloth covers, sewn binding, glossy paper.

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Call Frankenstein Carbe 300
Frankenstein, or The Modern Prometheus by Mary Shelley, illustrated by Nino Carbé

9781606600894. A Calla Edition Original. Newly designed and reset from one of the earliest illustrated editions of Frankenstein. Includes all of Nino Carbé's pen-and-ink drawings and endpieces, five bonus full-color paintings created by Carbé in the 1980s, and a foreword by the artist's daughter, Elizabeth Carbé. Scarce - grab it if you see it.
Cloth covers, sewn binding, glossy pages. OOP.

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Calla Price Come Into The Kitchen 300
Mary and Vincent Price's Come Into The Kitchen Cookbook by Mary Price

9781606600979. Facsimile of an edition originally published by the Stravon Educational Press, New York, 1969 edition. Illustrated with photos of historic American kitchens and plenty of whimsical images, this edition includes a new foreword by the authors' daughter Victoria Price, and a new Introduction by Darra Goldstein.

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2015
calla sewell black beauty 300
Black Beauty by Anna Sewell, illustrated by Cecil Aldin

9781606600825. Facsimile of an edition originally published by Jarrolds Publishers, Ltd., London, 1912.

A beautiful animal tale with full color illustrations. Patterned endpapers, bound in JHT cloth.

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calla price treasury recipes 300
A Treasury of Great Recipes by Vincent Price

9781606600726. Facsimile of an edition originally published by Ampersand Press, Inc., New York, 1965.

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calla coleridge rime ancient mariner 300
The Rime of the Ancient Mariner by Samuel Coleridge, illustrated by Willy Pogány

9781606600283. Facsimile of an edition originally published by Thomas Y. Crowell & Co., New York, 1910. Hand-lettered text decorative borders, illuminated scripts, and numerous marginal illustrations as well as 20 full-page color plates.

Beautifully illuminated with the feel of a medieval manuscript. Illustrated endpapers, bound in JHT cloth.

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calla gerard herbal 300
The Herbal or General History of Plants by John Gerard

9781606600801. Facsimile of an edition originally published in London, 1633, as revised and enlarged by Thomas Johnson. Describes about 2,850 plants and has about 2,700 woodcut illustrations.

A wealth of information with some delightful commentary.

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calla brooke ring o roses 300
The Ring o' Roses Treasury by L. Leslie Brooke

9781606600740. A Calla Edition original, combining nursery rhymes and stories from Leonard Leslie Brooke's The Golden Goose Book and Ring O' Roses from 1905. Reset and redesigned, featuring 60 full-color plates and 128 black-and-white illustrations.

Dust jacket over cloth boards, semi-gloss paper. Likely soon OOP.

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calla mozart concerti 300
Mozart's Violin Concerti by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

9781606600597. Facsimile of an edition originally published by Raven Press, New York, 1986. Includes reproductions of the autograph scores in Mozart's own hand of Concerto No. 1 in B Flat, K. 207; Concerto No. 2 in D, K. 211; Concerto No. 3 in G, K. 216; Concerto No. 4 in D, K. 218; and Concerto No. 5 in A, K. 219; Adagio in E, K. 261, and the Rondo in B Flat, K. 261a.

A beautiful reproduction of the music with Mozart's original bowings. Dust jacket over boards. Likely soon OOP.

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calla toledano paris 300
Paris in Photographs, 1890s by Alex Toledano

9781606600511. A Calla Edition original, compiling fifty images from a previously unpublished photo album offering an atmospheric view of the European capital at the turn of the twentieth century.

Interesting photographs from 'la belle epoch', but limited commentary. Dust jacket over boards.

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calla wharton book of the homeless 300
The Book of the Homeless, edited by Edith Wharton

9781606600788. Facsimile of an edition originally published by Charles Scribner's Sons, New York, 1916. Text is presented in both English and French, and features poetry, stories, illustrations, and other contributions from luminaries including Henry James, Jean Cocteau, Thomas Hardy, Claude Monet, Joseph Conrad, John Singer Sargent, George Santayana, W. B. Yeats, and many others.

Originally produced as a fund-raiser for the war effort. Cloth cover, sewn binding.

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calla homer odyssey 300
The Odyssey by Homer, translated by William Cullen Bryant, illustrated by N. C. Wyeth

9781606600771. A Calla Editions original featuring the 1873 verse translation of the ancient classic by poet William Cullen Bryant with illustrations created for a 1929 edition. 16 color plates. OOP.

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Calla Melville Moby Dick 300
Moby-Dick by Herman Melville, illustrated by Raymond Bishop

9781606600757. A Calla Edition original volume, featuring a newly reset design with 25 woodcut illustrations from the 1930 Albert and Charles Boni edition, as well as an abundance of decorative elements.

Dust jacket over boards.

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calla dixon vanishing race 300
The Vanishing Race by Joseph Dixon

9781606600764. Facsimile of an edition originally published by Doubleday, Page & Company, New York, 1914. Features 80 photographs.

Dust jacket over boards. Likely soon OOP.

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calla wells war of the worlds 300
The War of the Worlds by H. G. Wells, illustrated by Warwick Gobles

9781606600795. A Calla Edition original volume that combine Goble's original art appearing in Pearson's Magazine with the revised text from the story's subsequent publication in book form.

Timeless science fictions with over 50 fantastic images. Cloth cover, sewn binding.

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2014
calla gurney dinotopia first flight 300
Dinotopia: First Flight (20th Anniversary) by James Gurney

9781606600573. An expanded 20th anniversary edition based on the original published by HarperCollins Publishers, New York, 1999 with an additional new section containing over 45 new images.

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calla shakespeare songs and sonnets 300
The Songs and Sonnets of William Shakespeare, illustrated by Charles Robinson

9781606600627. Facsimile of an edition originally published by Duckworth, London, 1915. OOP.

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calla swift gullivers travels 300
Gulliver's Travels by Jonathan Swift, illustrated by Arthur Rackham

9781606600634. Facsimile of an edition originally published by J. M. Dent & Co., London, 1909. 12 color plates and many smaller pen and ink illustrations. OOP.

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Calla Detmold Fables of Aesop 300
The Fables of Aesop, illustrated by Edward Detmold

9781606600566. Facsimile of an edition originally published by Hodder and Stoughton, London, 1909. 23 full-page color images and numerous black-and-white drawings.

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Calla Bunyan Pilgrims Progress 300
The Pilgrim's Progress by John Bunyan, illustrated by Louis, George and Frederick Rhead

9781606600535. Facsimile of an edition originally published by The Century Co, New York, 1898. Lavishly illustrated with black-and-white artwork, including over 35 full-page illustrations, dozens of smaller motifs, and fabulously ornamented borders for each page of text.

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calla hader mother goose 300
Mother Goose Picture Book by Berta and Elmer Hader

9781606600542. Facsimile of an edition originally published by Coward-McCann, Inc., New York, 1930. 170 color and pen-and-ink illustrations. OOP.

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calla james green willow 300
Green Willow and other Japanese Fairy Tales by Grace James, illustrated by Warwick Goble

9781606600733. Facsimile of an edition originally published by Macmillan and Co., Ltd., London, 1910. 40 color plates. OOP.

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calla clapton journeyman 300
Journeyman: Eric Clapton - A Photographic Narrative, photography by Gene Shaw

9781606600559. A Calla Edition original featuring 150 of Shaw's rare color and black-and-white photographs, with an introduction by Anthony DeCurtis and a Foreword by John "Crash" Matos.

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2013
calla barrie peter pan in kensington gardens 300
Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens by J. M. Barrie, illustrated by Arthur Rackham

9781606600436. Facsinile of an edition , originally published by Hodder & Stoughton, London, 1906. 50 color plates as well as black-and-white tailpieces, headpieces and other embellishments.

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calla clarke faust 300
Faust by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, translated by John Anster, illustrated by Harry Clarke

9781606600504. Facsimile of an edition originally published by George G. Harrap & Company, Ltd., London, 1925. Just under 30 illustrations, 8 in full-color.

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calla lamb stories from shakespeare 300
Tales from Shakespeare retold by Charles & Mary Lamb, various illustrators

9781606600429. A Calla Edition original with numerous black-and-white and 50 full-page color illustrations from various editions including Arthur Rackham, Edmund Dulac, W. Heath Robinson, Frank C. Papé, Charles Folkard, and George Soper. Cloth cover.

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calla poe bells 300
Bells and Other Poems by Edgar Allan Poe, illustrated by Edmund Dulac

9781606600160. Facsimile of an edition originally published by Hodder and Stoughton, New York and London, 1912. 28 color plates and numerous black-and-white images.
Illustrated endpapers, bound in olive JHT cloth with a textured cover design.

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calla rackham sleeping beauty 300
The Sleeping Beauty by C. S. Evans, illustrated by Arthur Rackham

9781606600412. Facsimile of an edition originally published by William Heinemann, London, 1920. Six color plates (including an image featured only in the original limited edition of 625 signed copies) and numerous black & white silhouettes. Cloth covers, glued binding, matte paper.

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calla irving rip van winkle 300
Rip Van Winkle by Washington Irving, illustrated by Arthur Rackham

9781606600313. Facsimile of an edition originally published by David McKay Company, Philadelphia, 1921. Nine color plates and numerous other black-and-white illustrations.

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calla twain slovenly peter 300
Slovenly Peter by Mark Twain, illustrated by Fritz Kredel

9781606600481. Facsimile of an edition originally published by The Marchbanks Press for the Limited Edition Club, New York, 1935.

Twain's free translation of the gory Struwwelpeter tales originally written in 1845 by German physician Heinrich Hoffmann. Boring endpaper design and bound in gloss art paper (this one is not their best effort).

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calla rackham christmas 300
An Arthur Rackham Christmas

9781606600528. A Calla Edition original that includes a 1931 edition of Clement Moore's The Night Before Christmas and Charles Dickens's A Christmas Carol, originally published in 1915. 16 color plates and many black line headpieces, ornaments and other embellishments. OOP.

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calla grahame wind in the willows 300
The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame, illustrated by Justin Todd

9781606600443. Reprint of an edition originally published by Victor Gollancz/Magnet, London, 1988. Illustrated endpapers, bound in JHT cloth. OOP.

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Calla Book of Black 300
The Book of Black by Clifford A. Pickover

9781606600498. A Calla Edition original featuring 100 black & white and color images. Low availability.

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calla tudor roses 300
Tudor Roses by Alice Starmore

9781606600474. A Calla Edition original featuring a collection of hand-knitted designs inspired by members of the Tudor dynasty. Low availability

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2012
calla gurney dinotopia world beneath 300
Dinotopia: The World Beneath by James Gurney

9781606600337. An expanded volume based on the edition originally published by Scholastic, Inc., New York, 1995, with 30 additional pages, including a new foreword by paleontologist Michael Brett-Surman and afterword by the author.

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calla shakespeare tempest 300
The Tempest by William Shakespeare, illustrated by Edmund Dulac

9781606600320. Facsimile of an edition originally published by Hodder & Stoughton, London, 1908. Complete play text accompanied by 40 full-color plates. Plain endpapers, bound in purple Wibalin (textured matte paper).

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calla rackham cinderella 300
Cinderella by C. S. Evans, illustrated by Arthur Rackham

9781606600290. Facsimile of an edition originally published by William Heinemann, London, 1919. Ten color plates and many silhouette images. Illustrated endpapers, bound in white Wibalin (textured matte paper).

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calla jerrold nursery rhymes 300
The Big Book of Nursery Rhymes by Walter Jerrold, illustrated by Charles Robinson

9781606600306. Facsimile of an edition originally published by Blackie and Son, Ltd., London, 1903. The text has been slightly altered to omit 5 rhymes no longer considered appropriate for printing, and to add 5 additional color plates from a later printing. 16 color plates, decorative initials and borders, hand lettering, silhouettes, and other ornaments. Bound in red Wibalin (textured matte paper).

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calla steel english fairy tales 300
English Fairy Tales by Arthur Rackham

9781606600184. Facsimile of an edition originally published by Macmillan & Co., London, 1918. 16 full-page color plates and a profuse collection of black & white silhouettes. Cloth cover.

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calla couch 12 dancing princesses 300
Twelve Dancing Princesses by Sir Arthur Quiller-Couch, illustrated by Kay Neilsen

9781606600252. Facsimile of an edition originally published as In Powder & Crinoline, Hodder & Stoughton. 23 color plates. Illustrated endpapers, bound in ivory Wibalin (textured matte paper). OOP.

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calla hawthorne tanglewood tales 300
Tanglewood Tales by Nathaniel Hawthorne, illustrated by Virginia Frances Sterrett

9781606600269. Facsimile of an edition originally published by The Penn Publishing Company, 1921. 24 delicate color and black-and-white illustrations.

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calla perrault fairy tales 300
Fairy Tales of Charles Perrault, illustrated by Harry Clarke

9781606600276. Facsimile of an edition originally published by George G. Harrap & Co., Ltd., London, 1922. 24 full-color, pen-and-ink, and silhouette images. Introduction by art historian Thomas Bodkin. Illustrated endpapers, bound in blue Wibalin (textured matte paper). OOP.

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2011
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Dinotopia (20th Anniversary Edition) by James Gurney

9781606600221. An expanded volume based on the edition originally published by Turner Publishing, Inc., 1992, with a new afterword by the author and a selection of behind-the-scenes illustrations.

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calla couch sleeping beauty 300
The Sleeping Beauty and other Fairy Tales by Sir Arthur Quiller-Couch, illustrated by Edmund Dulac

9781606600191. A Calla Edition facsimile, originally published by Hodder & Stoughton, London, 1910. 30 full-page color plates and additional design elements. Bound in Skivertex (faux leather).

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calla wilde pomegranates 300
A House of Pomegranates by Oscar Wilde, illustrated by Jessie Marion King.

9781606600214. Facsimile of an edition originally published by Methuen and Co., Ltd., London, 1914.

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calla shakespeare midsummer nights dream 300
A Midsummer Night's Dream by William Shakespeare, illustrated by William Heath Robinson

9781606600153. A Calla Editions original based on the edition published by Constable & Co., Ltd., London, 1914. 12 full-color plate and 32 full-page black & white images along with many vignettes.

Textured board cover, glued binding, matte paper. (Likely soon OOP.)

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calla carroll alice wonderland 300
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll, illustrated by Henry Rountree

9781606600146. A Calla facsimile of an edition originally published by Thomas Nelson and Sons, London, 1901. 92 watercolors, many of which are full page, with the others carefully placed with textual wraparound.

Paper boards, glued binding, matte paper.

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calla timlin ship that sailed to mars 300
The Ship That Sailed to Mars by William M Timlin

9781606600177. Facsimile of an edition originally published by George G. Harrap & Co., Ltd., London, 1923. 48 pages of calligraphic text and 48 colour plates.

Paper boards, glued binding, semi-glossy paper. OOP.

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calla walser 1001 nights 300
The Thousand Nights and One Night by David Walser, illustrated by Jan Pienkowski

9781606600207. Facsimile of an edition originally published by Puffin Books, London, 2007. The first publication of this work for the American market and available for sale in the United States only.

Exquisitely illustrated compositions of silhouettes laced with brilliant color and metallic silver ornamentation. Dust jacket over paper boards.

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calla ransome aladdin 300
Aladdin and His Wonderful Lamp by Arthur Ransome, illustrated by Thomas Mackenzie

9781606600023. Facsimile of an edition originally published by Nisbet & Co., London, 1919. Bound in Arrestox B (cloth cover). OOP.

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2010
calla rackham grimm 300
Grimm's Fairy Tales, illustrated by Arthur Rackham

9781606600108. Facsimile of an edition originally published by Constable & Co., Ltd., London, 1909. 40 full-color plates plus many black & white spot elements.

Cloth cover (Pearl linen).

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The Arabian Nights illustrated by René Bull

9781606600085. Facsimile of an edition originally published by Constable & Co., Ltd., London, 1912. 20 full-color plates and nearly 100 black-line illustrations. Illustrated endpapers, bound in pearl linen (cloth). (Likely soon OOP.)

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calla kipling jungle book 300
The Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling, illustrated by Maurice and Edward J. Detmold

9781606600092. Facsimile of an edition originally published by Macmillan & Co., London, 1908. 16 color plates, scanned from a rare set of portfolio prints.

Cloth cover, sewn binding, glossy paper.

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calla shakespeare hamlet 300
Hamlet, Prince of Denmark by William Shakespeare, illustrated by John Austen

9781606600054. Facsimile of an edition originally published by Selwyn & Blount, London, 1922.

Stunning illustrations. Illustrated endpapers, bound Ultima 7 (faux leather).

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calla helprin kingdom far and clear 300
A Kingdom Far and Clear, with Swan Lake by Mark Helprin, illustrated by Chris Van Allsburg

9781606600122. A Calla Editions original presenting Helprin's three novellas in a single volume: Swan Lake, A City in Winter, and The Veil of Snows. 42 color plates. Dust jacket over buckram.

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calla kingdom far and clear LE 300
A Kingdom Far and Clear, with Swan Lake (Limited Ed) by Mark Helprin

9781606600139. A signed, numbered edition, limited to 300 copies, leatherbound and presented in a deluxe slipcase. OOP.

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Marilyn, August 1953: The Lost LOOK Photos by Brian Wallis, photography by John Vachon

9781606600115. A Calla Editions original with a portfolio of revealing images of Marilyn Monroe, taken in Banff, Alberta, in mid-August of 1953. 102 duotone photos.

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2009
calla arnold spectacle in white city 300
Spectacle in the White City: The 1893 World's Fair by Stanley Appelbaum, photography by C. D. Arnold

9781606600061. A Calla Edition original created from the 1980 Dover Original publication The Chicago World's Fair of 1893: A Photographic Record.

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2008
Calla Nielsen East of the Sun 300
East of the Sun and West of the Moon, illustrated by Kay Nielsen

9781606600030. Facsimile of an edition originally published by George H. Doran Company, New York, 1914.

25 intricately detailed color and numerous black-and-white images. Quarter bound in Kennet Cloth over paper boards.

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calla poe tales of mystery and imagination 300
Tales of Mystery and Imagination by Edgar Allan Poe, illustrated by Harry Clarke

9781606600047. Facsimile of an edition originally published by Tudor Publishing, New York, 1933.

8 full-color plates and 24 full-page drawings. Full Kennett cloth cover.

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calla dulac stories from hans andersen 300
Stories from Hans Christian Andersen, illustrated by Edmund Dulac

9781606600009. Facsimile of an edition originally published by Hodder & Stoughton, New York & London, 1911. 28 full-color images.

Cloth covers (first printings are brown, later printings are green), sewn binding, glossy pages.

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calla saunders knave of hearts 300
The Knave of Hearts by Louise Saunders, illustrated by Maxfield Parrish

9781606600016. Facsimile of an edition originally published by Charles Scribner's Sons, 1925.

22 full-color images.

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