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THE FOX AND THE GRAPES AND OTHER TINY TALES

By: -----------

Price: £10.00

Publisher: LONDON, J.M.DENT & SONS: 1940

Seller ID: 121059

Condition: Good


Printed Slate paper covers with red titles and green floral decs. (sewn paperback) 180 x 130 mm approx. 32 pp Author and illustrator not credited. Collection of short stories in the style of or possibly gleaned from Aesop's fables with unspecified line drawings in mono or duotone. Undated. Printed at The Temple Press Letchworth Printers code (Hj 404) which indicates possibly April 1940 and published by Dent in a series of childrens books called "The Fairy Gold Series." This title being number 3. Hign number of books published printed to rear cover no. 8 Beauty and the Beast. Cover pric... View more info

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THE TALE OF THE GOLDEN COCKEREL

By: A.S.PUSHKIN ( HANNAH WALLER - TRANSLATOR) , ROBERT GIBBINGS

Price: £30.00

Publisher: LONDON, THE GOLDEN COCKEREL PRESS: 1936

Seller ID: 124210

Condition: Very Good


Red Cloth Boards with Black Titles to spine, 130 x 95 mm approx. 24 pp. Title page gilt illustration + 3 other b/w wood blocks by Robert Gibbings. Notes on Pushkin and the tale by R Lomonossova. Unlimited Edition 1936 in Dust Jacket. VG/Good ( Book- no shelf wear or soiling to cloth, light foxing spots to end papers. Binding sound with no other defects. Dust Jacket - mild general shelf soiling with rubbing/loss to head of spine of up to 5 mm approx. Cover price 3s.6d Now in a removable proprietary protective sleeve) Please see our images of the actual book offered for sale. View more info

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AESOP'S FABLES SUCCESS SERIES No 2

By: AESOP , HARRY ROUNTREE ,

Price: £8.00

Publisher: LONDON, W.H.C.LONDON: 1945

Seller ID: 124154

Condition: Very Good


Illustrated Paper covers, Staple bound. 95 x 180 mm approx. Landscape format. 12pp. 7 of Aesop's fables with morals illustrated by Harry Rountree. Undated circa 1940's. Probably one of a series of books published as a promotion for a product obtainable on the submission of vouchers but no clue from the name of the publisher W.H.C. London or the booklet what the product was. VG (Covers- no notable shelf wear or soiling. No previous owner name or insc. Staples a little rusty. Binding sound). Please see our image of the actual booklet offered for sale. View more info

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PHANTOM BRITAIN This Spectre'd Isle

By: ALEXANDER , Marc , Former Journalist

Price: £7.00

Publisher: London, FREDERICK MULLER Ltd: 1975

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 123808

ISBN: 0584102100

Condition: Very Good


VG H/b in VG D/j.1st ed.New Zealander M Alexander worked in Radio - in journalism - full-time author.The Supernatural, illus 44 b/w photo-plates.For those who enjoy Ghost-hunting this book will also act as a useful guide.Over 50 haunted Churches 7 Abbeys, as well as stately homes & private residences and public houses.[ black cloth gilt titles, No inscsp. tight binding, light base shelf-wear, paper browned, no annotation ] Dust Jacket not price clipped, bright & clean with Map of Sightings to rear, light edge-wear, minor col/rub loss to spine. Please see our images of the actual book offered... View more info

THE ROMANCE OF KING ARTHUR AND HIS KNIGHTS OF THE ROUND TABLE Abridged from Malory's Morte D'Arthur

By: ALFRED W. POLLARD

Price: £135.00

Publisher: LONDON, MACMILLAN and Co.Limited: 1917

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 123248

Condition: Very Good


Navy Cloth Boards with gilt titles and blocked illustrations to spine and upper board. 215 x 175 mm approx. xxiv + 510 pp. Frontis Colour plate with captioned tissue guard + 15 other such, 7 full page black and white line drawings and numerous unspecified vignette head and tail chapter pieces by Arthur Rackham as called for. First Trade Edition 1st Printing 1917 (After the Limited Signed Edition). VG no d/j (Book- Light shelf wear to cloth at extremities - colour rubbing only- no fraying or nicks to cloth and no notable shelf soiling. Gilt titles to spine quite dulled. Light offset browning to... View more info

THE DISCOVERY OF KING ARTHUR

By: ASHE , Geoffrey , Distinguished Historian

Price: £7.00

Publisher: London, DEBRETT'S PEERAGE Ltd: 1985

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 124438

ISBN: 0905649699

Condition: Near Fine


Near FINE H/b in VG D/j.1st. King Arthur has inspired more works of fiction than almost any other legend: but what about the the real King Arthur?In this historical detective story the author cuts through the myths and proves Arthur not only existed, but was more like the Arthur of legend than historians ever suspected.226pp.240x160mm.[ white boards with red cloth quarter-binding & Gilt titles, ink name to initial blank page fep, in all else book as new] Cream Dust Jacket not clipped, no spine fade, light shelf-wear, small nick to front side corner base. Please see our image of the actual bo... View more info

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FOLKLORE AND CUSTOMS OF RURAL ENGLAND

By: BAKER , Margaret ,

Price: £4.00

Publisher: Newton Abbot / New Jersey, David & Charles / Rowman & Littlefield: 1975

Seller ID: 120079

ISBN: 0715365797

Condition: Fine


H/b+D/j.FINE/VG.illustrated 14 b/w photographic plates & in line.Myth & Legend, Country Ways, Rural Traditions, English Folklore, Social History, Performing Arts, Seasonal Feasts, Plays, Morris Dancers - much centered around village life & the seasonal calendar & Church.[ gilt titles to book , No inscsp] Dust Jacket not clipped,rear cover a bright green, light even spine fade.no tears, loss or creasing.Please see our actual image of the book offered for sale. View more info

ONCE UPON A TIME

By: BARRETT-GREY Laurence , ROWLES , Lilian ,

Price: £17.00

Publisher: London, JOHN CROWTHER Ltd: 1941

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 9252

Condition: Fair


SCARCE. slim P/b.1st ed.Fairy tales - 4 bedtime stories; The Pink Mouse, Dream Dust, The First Goldfish & Good-bye to Fairies. in-line illus by Artist L Rowles.49pp [ No inscsp.tight binding.small stain marks to rear. delicate front, col.illus., cover.thin crease-lines, col.rub/loss & edge nicks. Please see our image of the actual book offered for sale. View more info

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HERO LEGENDS OF THE WORLD

By: BAUMANN , Hans , HOLZING , Herbert ,

Price: £8.95

Publisher: London New York, DENT DUTTON: 1975

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 120238

Condition: VG+


H/b , Dust Jacket , VG+/Good+. 1952. Dent/Durtton Childrens Classics.C.I.C series no 95.Colour Frontis & b/w illustrated by Artist Herbert Holzing.Exotic, rich & compelling tales by Hans Baumann. English text by S Humphries.Outstanding collection global Myths Folk tales & Legend worldwided. Set in 4 parts; - Eastern Europe & Siberia / Africa / Asia & Australia / America. Intro; [ brown boards with black title blocks with gilt decs. surround & tiles; both spine & front.book itself is Fine as new, however neat ink name to fep[ 1st blank page] D/j not price clipped.spine med even fade,edgewear ti... View more info

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AMISH QUILTS

By: BISHOP , Robert , Director Museum American Folk Art , SAFANDA , Elizabeth , Teacher

Price: £15.00

Publisher: London, LAURENCE KING Ltd: 1991

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 123572

ISBN: 1856690121

Condition: Fine


FINE Large Laminated P/b.1st UK ed.Profuselly illus. all pages in Colour + few b/w. 11 Headings;- the appeal / spiritual & cultural roots / simple dress / their environment / Quilt origin / Piercing the quilt / quilting frolic / dyes & materials / stitched designs / geographical & historical / conclusion;- Diversity within Conformity. Pennsylvania & Midwestern Quilts.No inscsp.not clipped. Please see our images of the actual book offered for sale. View more info

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WITCHCRAFT IN AFRICA

By: BLOOMHILL, GRETA

Price: £12.00

Publisher: CAPE TOWN, HOWARD TIMMINS: 1962

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 119010

Condition: Very Good


Sand coloured paper covered boards with dark brown titles. 220x140mm approx. 172pp. The story of witchcraft in Africa, told in a factual un-biassed manner and the result of many years of close study. VG/G (Book- no notable shelf wear or soiling. Offset browning to end papers. Related newspaper cuttings loosely laid in. Dust Jacket- Moderate to heavy rubbing with paper loss to tail of spine, small nicks and creases. Non price clipped cover- R1.85 now in a removable proprietary protective sleeve). Please see our image of the actual book offered for sale. We are pleased to be able to offer the op... View more info

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THE ART OF FAERY

By: BRIAN FROUD & DAVID RICHE , Worked in Fashion, Design , Film & Started a dedicated Faery Art in 1999

Price: £15.00

Publisher: LONDON, PAPER TIGER: 2003

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 124356

ISBN: 1843400952

Condition: Fine


Laminated Illustrated Boards repeating the design of the dust Jacket, 112 pp. Lavishly illustrated in full colour and duo tone and with a forward by Brian Froud the book presents and celebrates the work of 21 "fairy artists" . The gothic fantasies of Amy Brown, Myrea Pettit's gentle playful creatures, Hazel Brown's eerie beguiling sylphs, Linda Ravenscroft's decadent beauties etc. The inspired artists who now occupy the space left by Arthur Rackham, Cicely Mary Baker and others. Details of artists web sites and e mail addresses at rear.Near Fine/Near Fine. (Book- no previous owner nam... View more info

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THE RISE OF MODERN MYTHOLOGY1680-1860

By: BURTON FELDMAN & ROBERT D. RICHARDSON

Price: £18.00

Publisher: BLOOMINGTON, INDIANA UNIVERSITY PRESS: 1972

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 122617

ISBN: 0253350123

Condition: Near Fine


Marron cloth boards with gilt titles to spine. 240 x 175mm approx. xxviii + 564pp. Critical history, with extensive documentation, of the rise and development of interest in myth from the early eighteenth through to the middle of the nineteenth century giving generous samples from the original work of every important writer in the period. Many of the sixty readings appear in English or are reproduced for the first time. Separate bibliographies appear on each aspect or writer represented and provides the largest general bibliography on mythic thought of the period studied. Undated. Copyright 19... View more info

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MEMORIES OF OLD SUSSEX

By: CANDLIN , Lillian , Acclaimed

Price: £4.00

Publisher: Newbury, Countryside Books: 1987

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 121825

ISBN: 0905392787

Condition: Fine


FINE P/b.1st ed.Memoirs.The vivid memory of Lillian Candilin who won wide acclaim for her first book Tales of Old Sussex.Brighton born she saw the first Motor Trials of 1905.[Edwardian Sussex Social History] Traditions, Folklore & pastimes to delight all ages.Please see our images of the actual book offered for sale [ the cover is actually darker in colour]. View more info

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BLACK BILLY TEA , NEW ZEALAND BALLADS , New Zealand's Best-known Ballad Writer Folklorist Joe Charles

By: CHARLES , Joe , New Zealand's Best-known Ballad Writer Folklorist , OATES , Jaean , Artist

Price: £15.00

Publisher: Christchurch, Whitcoulls: 1981

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 11109

ISBN: 0723306567

Condition: Fine


Large Slim FINE H/b VG+ D/j.1st.1st.96pp. 52 Ballads. by Joe Charles the Renowned Ballad writer/ Folklorist of New Zealand. Now retired, he wrote his first ballad aged 10yrs. bushman / Queensland Harry / Davey Gunn/ Billy Black Tea / Kauri Scow / Robby Coburn / Buster the Boar / etc ] All part of the country's history & legend .Line.illus. Artist J Oates. [ book Fine, no inscsp] Dust Jacket not clipped, no nicks or tears, no notable defect. Please see our image of the actual book offered for sale. View more info

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THE ARABIAN NIGHTS

By: CHARLES FOLKARD , Artist

Price: £25.00

Publisher: London, A & C BLACK: 1916

Edition: First Edition Thus

Seller ID: 123447

Condition: Good


Brown Cloth Boards with coloured blocked illustrations and black titles to spine and upper board. 210 x 155 mm approx. xii + 412 pp + 8pp Publisher's catalogue. Frontis + 11 other full page colour plates by Charles Folkard + a few unspecified b/w line illustrations in text. Preface by Gordon Home giving a brief outline of the origin of the stories and their collection/translation. First Published in this form with Folkard's Illustrations in 1913, the copy offered by us is a 1st reprint of 1916. Good (Book- Moderate to heavy shelf wear to covers with a little fraying to extremities but no notab... View more info

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HAUNTED ENGLAND A SURVEY OF ENGLISH GHOST-LORE

By: CHRISTINA HOLE , JOHN FARLEIGH ,

Price: £45.00

Publisher: NEW YORK, CHARLES SCRIBNER'S SONS: 1941

Edition: First Edition US

Seller ID: 124203

Condition: Good


Red Cloth Boards with black titles to spine, 220 x 145 mm approx. viii + 184 pp. Frontis + numerous unspecified line illustrations by John Farleigh. First American Edition 1941 with publisher - Charles Scribner's Sons to title page but curiously publisher to spine - Batsford London and the dust jacket is priced 10s6d rather than in US$. Possibly caused by war production contingency arrangements. A richly diverse collection of ghost- lore accompanied by Farleigh's macabre drawings. Good/Poor (Book- cloth faded to extremities and where loss to jacket, aged and becoming fragile with small bruise ... View more info

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ARTS & CRAFTS of SOUTH AMERICA

By: DAVIES , Lucy , FINI , Mo ,

Price: £14.00

Publisher: San Francisco, USA, Chronicle Books: 1995

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 122123

Condition: VG+


VG+ Large P/b.Traditional Handicraft of Indigenous Peoples of S'America.[ Crafts / Textiles / Costumes / Jewllery / Metalwork / Basketry / Hats / Bags / Pottery / Collectors / background history & beliefs - to ward off evil spirits [myth / folklore ] Lavishly illustrated Full Colour plus some b/w plates & in line.A Rich Vitality & Diversity.Extensive Research by L Davies & M Fini.[an even light spine fade not effecting titles & minor dot-spot colour loss to spine, book Fine throughout, no inscsp. no annotation.1st U.S.A.Edition.10987654321. Please see our image of the actual book offered for s... View more info

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How To Draw VAMPIRES in Simple Steps

By: DAVIES , Paul Bryn , Artist

Price: £6.00

Publisher: Tunbridge Wells, SEARCH Press: 2010

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 123556

ISBN: 1844486400

Condition: Near Fine


Near FINE Large Slim Laminate P/b.1st .no inscsp. no annotation, no notable defect.Search Press Practical Art Book - Step-by-Step instruction - b/w & some colour. 290x215mm. Please see our images of the actual book offered for sale. View more info

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A KENT CHRISTMAS

By: DOEL , GEOFF , DOEL , FRAN , Compiled By

Price: £2.00

Publisher: STROUD, ALAN SUTTON: 1990

Seller ID: 11758

ISBN: 0862997674

Condition: VG+


VG+ P/b. A Fascinating pot-pourri of contemporary /historical ancedotes , Traditional Yuletide lore , diary entries , legends , memoirs, poets etc. compiled by G & f Doel.[.Laminated covers, no notable defects, No inscp. 160ps , b/w illustrated] Clean copy tight bindings. Please see our image of the actual book offered for sale. View more info