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  • Topic: Fiction: Myths, Legends, Tales

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[Rachel Harriette Busk]: illustrated by E.H. Corbould:
Patranas; or Spanish Stories, Legendary and Traditional. By the author of 'Traditions of Tyrol'.

London: Griffith and Farran, 1870. First edition. viii, 376pp, plus the 4 plates. Attractively produced, with head- and tail- pieces. Contents generally bright and clean, with minor soil marks or foxing to some pages, including the title page. Marbled endpapers, front pastedown with some loss of surface apparently due to removal of bookplate, and closed split at front hinge. All edges bright gilt. In red morocco gilt prize binding (Stonyhurst College) with bevelled boards, spine with five raised bands: clean, bright and firm, with light scuffs to joints, ends and corners (one corner heavily scuffed). Very nice copy. Very Good.

Price: £75.00


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Captain Sir Richard F. Burton, illustrated by Ernest Griset:
Vikram and the Vampire, or Tales of Hindu Devilry (Memorial edition of Burton's works, Vol. V).

London: Tylston and Edwards, 1893. Memorial edition. xxi, [iii], 243, [i], [3], with a guarded frontis and 32 other illustrations. With Burton's original Preface, and that of Isabel Burton for this edition. Some tanning to prelims and endpapers, and armorial bookplate to front pastedown. In the original binding of smooth black cloth decorated and titled in gilt. Spine ends professionally (invisibly) refurbished with Japanese tissue. A firm and attractive copy. VG+.

Price: £65.00


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Mrs J.H. Philpot:
The Sacred Tree, or The Tree in Religion and Myth.

London: Macmillan, 1897. First edition. xvi, 179pp, with a tissue-guarded frontis and text illustrations. Two ownership names to half-title, one being in ink, the other, boldly pencilled, is Dunsterville - thought to be Major-General L.C. Dunsterville, friend of Kipling, and known as Stalky. Faint brown foxing to many pages: contents otherwise clean and unmarked. In the original binding of smooth bottle-green cloth, spine ruled and titled in gilt, the front ruled in blind and decorated with an emblem in gilt, bright. Binding firm: extremities blunted, short split at head of spine; some very minor bubbling to cloth, and scuffed at lower corners. Good copy. VG.

Price: £50.00


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Illustrated by Edward J. Detmold:
The Fables of Aesop. [Signed Limited Edition].

London: Hodder and Stoughton, 1900. First edition. Ltd Edn, #146 of 750 signed copies. Contents, including the 25 plates, fresh and fine. Endpapers slightly tanned, rear pastedown bubbling slightly, and small (5x1.5cm) brown stain to edge of rear endpaper, the adjacent page slightly affected. No names or marking. Top edge gilt. 31.5x21.5cms, large quarto, in the original binding of white/cream buckram, decorated in gilt. Upper board and spine are bright, lower board less so, and the gilt scarab is rubbed. Spine cloth uneven (bubbling): there is also some bubbling along the lower joint, and a very little to the upper board. Corners all good, foot of spine slightly puckered. A beautiful, firm copy. Very Good.
[EXTRA Heavy Book]

Price: £850.00


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[Gautier de Coinci, et al]: Alice Kemp-Welch, introduction and notes: series editor Professor Gollancz:
Of the Tumbler of Our Lady & Other Miracles: now translated from the Middle French.

London: Chatto & Windus, 1909. First King's Classics edition. xvii, [ii], 137, [3]: with a guarded frontis. Pages unopened. Contents very clean, fresh and unmarked. 15.5 x 12 cms, firm, in the original binding of maroon grained cloth, ruled, and impressed with the series design. Boards bright and clean, with some sunning to edges, corners sharp; spine very faded. A sunned, but otherwise fine copy. Very Good.

Price: £28.00


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Christine de Pisan: with an introduction by Alice Kemp-Welch: series editor Professor Gollancz:
The Book of the Duke of True Lovers: now first translated from the Middle French of Christine de Pisan: the Ballads rendered into the original metres by Laurence Binyon & Eric R.D. MacLagan.

London: Chatto & Windus, 1909. First King's Classics edition. xvi, 137, (3), 16 (adverts): with a guarded frontis. Pages unopened. Contents very clean, fresh and unmarked, with faint tanning to free endpapers. Top edge gilt. 15.5 x 12 cms, firm, in the original binding of red grained cloth, ruled, and impressed with the series design. Boards bright and clean, with a 7mm dark strip to the top edge of the upper board: corners good. Spine faded but gilt clearly legible: head puckered. Very nice copy. Very Good.

Price: £20.00


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De La Motte Fouqué, adapted from the German by W.L. Courtney, and illustrated by Arthur Rackham:
Undine, illustrated by Arthur Rackham.

London: Heinemann, 1909. First Rackham edition. viii, 136pp, with the 15 guarded colour plates, decorations in line, and pictorial endpapers. Contents clean and unmarked. Endpapers slightly tanned, and half-title bears a 1918 gift inscription. Quarto, top edge blue, in the original binding of blue cloth decorated and titled in gilt: firm, a little dulled and soiled, joints rubbed, slight fraying to foot of spine. A good copy, provided with a transparent jacket. Very Good.

Price: £175.00


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