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

London: Hodder and Stoughton, 1909. 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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Stories translated from Niebuhr: illustrated by Arthur Rackham:
The Greek Heroes.

London: Cassell, 1910. 96pp, with the four coloured plates and numerous other illustrations. Contents very clean, with a foxing spot to the title page, toning to the endpapers, and a prize label and school stamp to the front pastedown. Top edge gilt. 18.5x13cms, in the original binding of green cloth titled in gilt, with an inset pictorial onlay to the front cover. Firm, bright and clean, spine ends puckered, and with a small knock to one corner. Gilt school stamp to lower board. Very nice copy, with a glassine wrapper. Very Good+.

Price: 100.00


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Collected and translated by Dr. Ignacz Kunos, with illustrations by Willy Pogany:
Forty-four Turkish Fairy Tales.

London: Harrap, n.d. [1913]. First edition. 364pp, with pictorial endpapers and many illustrations in the text, plus the 16 tipped-in plates mounted on grey card. Carefully-penned large 1917 gift inscription to the blank verso of the front endpaper. Contents very clean, with a little foxing to the pages immediately adjacent to the endpapers, and occasionally some foxing to the closed fore-edge of the text block encroaches very slightly onto the page edges. One plate has a small crease to one corner. Quarto, in the decorative binding of pale tan cloth: firm and bright with a little light soiling, and puckering to the spine ends. A very nice copy. Very Good+.
[Heavy Item]

Price: 360.00


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Hans Andersen: illustrated by Arthur Rackham:
Andersen's Fairy Tales.

London: Harrap, 1932. First Rackham edition. 288pp, with many text illustrations and plates in line, plus the 12 colour plates with captioned tissue guards, and decorative endpapers. Contents clean and fresh: neat closed half-inch incision at head of swineherd plate (fp.84) repaired. In the original binding of red cloth, titled and decorated in gilt, clean, bright and firm: corners sharp, slight puckering of spine ends: and with a small lump under the cloth (a binding fault) towards top of upper board. A very attractive copy. [Loose glassine cover provided.] Near Fine.
[Heavy Item]

Price: 320.00


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Theo Brown:
The Fate Of The Dead: A Study in Folk Eschatology in the West Country after the Reformation.

Ipswich: Brewer, and Rowman & Littlefield, for the Folklore Society, 1979. First edition. x, 118pp. Contents very clean. In the original green cloth-textured binding titled in gilt, clean and bright, one corner knocked, spine ends blunted. In the protected unclipped pictorial dust jacket, fresh and clean, with slight peeling of laminate to edges of the lower panel. Interesting theme, and a very nice copy. Very Good in very good dust-jacket.

Price: 32.00


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