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Fairy and Folk Tales

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1 Andersen, Hans Christian & Charles Santore (Illust. ) The Little Mermaid
New York Jellybean Press 1993 0517064952 / 9780517064955 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket Signed by Illustrator
Color Illustrations; 4to 11" - 13" tall; Signed by Illustrator 
Price: 25.00 USD
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2 Anderson, Hans Christian and Svend Larson, Ed. Hans Christian Andersen Fairy Tales, Four Volumes (Complete)
Denmark Flensted 1964 B001PNEYWQ reprint Hardcover Very Good in Very Good- dust jacket 
B&W Illustrations; 24mo 5" - 6" tall; Complete 4 volume set. Later printing. Snugly bound and clean in glossy illustrated dust jackets. Light shelf/handling wear to jackets at edges; top edge of volume 3's jacket is slighty more worn with mild crimping and corners worn. Superficial toning to spine of volume 2. Prior owner's name penned to front endpage of each volume; all volumes otherwise unmarked. Solid copies. VG/VG- ... Oversize book/set may require additional charges for expedited or international shipping. 
Price: 29.00 USD
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3 Ballantyne, R. M. and William Roscoe The Butterfly's Ball And The Grasshopper's Feast
London T. Nelson & Sons 1882 Hardcover Fair 
Color frontis and b/w ills; 16mo 6" - 7" tall; 72 pages; HC in small format. Original green cloth with pictorial design and titles in black to cover; spine unlettered, as issued. A worn shabby copy with a vertical crack down the title page resulting in loss of almost half of the title page. Color frontis present along with all internal illustrations, sheet music pages and text. lacking endpages at rear; inner hinges split with text block laid loose from the boards and laid in. Contents handled; boards rubbed. Reading copy. Fair only 
Price: 15.00 USD
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4 Barto, Philip Stephan Tannhauser and the Mountain of Venus; A Study in the Legend of the Germanic Paradise
New York Oxford University Press 1916 First Edition Hardcover Very Good+ 
Frontis; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall; 258 pages; Hardcover in green cloth boards with title lettering brightly in gilt to spine. Snug, solid and neat. Corners, edges and spine ends lightly rubbed. Pages slightly toned. Tissue guarded frontis. Text in English and German. VG+ 
Price: 25.00 USD
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5 BOAS, Franz (ed.) & James E. Teit, Livingston Farrand; et. al. (collectors) Folk Tales of Salishan and Sahaptin Tribes collected by James A. Teit et al (Memoirs of the American Folk-Lore Society, Vol XI)
Lancaster, PA & New York American Folk Lore Society 1917 Hardcover Good 
8vo 8" - 9" tall; 205 pages; HC has been rebacked with original titled cloth laid down over new spine cloth; retins original boards. Prior ownership of a college library with enpages refreshed and a "Preservation" ink stamp to rear endpage with a penciled 1996 date. Text block sound and clean, though an internal split in the binding is present between the half-title and title page. Original cloth boards rubb at edges and more so at corners with board material exposed under abrasions to cloth, Text clean and unmarked. Uncommon in original edition. Good only 
Price: 35.00 USD
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6 Bohatta Morpurgo, Ida & June Head The Busy Bees
Munich Ars Sacra Joseph Mueller 1935 First Edition Hardcover Near Fine in Good dust jacket 
Color Illustrations; 32mo 4" - 5" tall; 18 pages; 1st edition. Small format hardcover in color illustrated paper covered board with original glassine dust jacket. Snug bright and very neat with just a few trivial nicks to paper along the board edges and trace rub at corner tips. Glassine dust jacket is toned and missing some large chips at edges. Charmingly illustrated with color "Bee-folk" renderings by Bohatta. Worth noting is that bibliographic entries for the book record it with 16 unnumbered pages. There are however 18 pages, with one leaf a cancel. Uncommon in condition. NF/G 
Price: 75.00 USD
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7 Brendle, Thomas Royce and William S. Troxell Pennsylvania German Folk Tales, Legends, Once-Upon-A-Time Stories, Maxims and Sayings Spoken in the Dialect Popularly Known As Pennsylvania Dutch
Norristown Pennsylvania German Society 1944 Hardcover Very Good in Very Good- dust jacket 
238 pages; Large 8vo in publisher's pictorial paper boards over red cloth backstrip. Pictorial dust jacket with design matching the pictorial boards. Sound clean copy; no marks. Expected mild toning to the wartime paper stock. Dust jacket nicked and rubbed at edges with a few small chips. Jacket spine panel somewhat faded but with titles still distinct. Hard to find in the trade hardcover edition, especially so with the original dust jacket. VG/VG- 
Price: 150.00 USD
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8 Dames, Longworth Popular Poetry of the Baloches. [Vol. 1 & 2 Bound in One. ]
London David Nutt (Publications of the Folk-Lore Society 1907 First Edition; Limited edtion Hardcover Good+ 
Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 428 pages; HC soundly bound in original terra cotta colored cloth with decorative bordering and titles in black and gilt. 1st edition, limited to 1000 copies, not numbered. 2 volumes bound as one. 204; 224 pp with separate title pages. But with ex-library indications including a catalog label at spine and light attachments to endpages. Cloth with a short closed tear at crown of spine and light shelf rubbing at extremities. Endpages fragile in the internal joints, but still sound and generally clean; graded down for institutional ownership indications. G+ thus 
Price: 35.00 USD
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9 Fontaine and Desandré, J. & W. H. Freeman & Decembre Alonnier (Preface) Fables De La Fontaine, Illustrees De 100 Gravures
Paris Bernardin - Beche 1882 reprint Hardcover Very Good+ 
Engravings; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 432 pages; Cased in blue cloth with gilt titled leather title label to spine. Original pictorial wraps bound in. Snugly bound and neat with untrimmed edges; top edge gilt and silk book mark sewn in. Unidentified armorial bookplate with motto “Victor et Fidelis” is mounted to front pastedown. Light binder’s glue toning to pastedowns but otherwise the contents are bright snug and very neat. Profusely illustrated with engraved vignettes, many tissue guarded. Handsome copy. VG++ 
Price: 40.00 USD
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10 Gose, Elliott B The World of the Irish Wonder Tale; An Introduction to the Study of Fairy Tales
Toronto University of Toronto Press 1985 0802056466 / 9780802056467 Hardcover Good+ 
Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 228 pages; HC in mustard yellow cloth with title lettering in dark green. Snugly bound and neat. Light ex-library indications including a bookplate and pocket/slip in front and library stamp to title page and text block edges. Binding is slightly shaken in the spine but remains sound and neat with crisp clean contents. Aside from library indications near VG but graded to redlect institutional ownership. G+ 
Price: 25.00 USD
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11 Jacobs, Joseph & John D. Batten (Illust. ) Celtic Fairy Tales
Pook Press 2015 1446533557 / 9781446533550 Facsimile Paperback Fine 
B&W Illustrations; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 302 pages; Trade paperback in glossy illustrated covers. Tight bright and fresh. Facsimile printing from the original plates. Illustrated with reproductions of b&w artwork by John Batten. Clean unmarked copy feels and appears unread and about as new. F 
Price: 13.50 USD
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12 Johnson, Clifton; and Harry L. Smith, (Illust. ) Golden Hair and the Three Bears Bedtime Wonder Tales
New York Cupples & Leon 1924 Hardcover Very Good- in Good+ dust jacket 
12mo 7" - 7½" tall; 128 pages; Early printing. Bound in publisher's light brown cloth with pictorial design to cover and spine in orange and black. In original pictorial dust jacket with illustration matching that of the cover, but executed in a wider range of colors. Soundly bound copy has prior owner name penned neatly to front endpage along with a Christmas 1930 date. Page stock has expected but moderate toning. Illustrated with several color plates on glossy stock from paintings by Harry L Smith. Dust jacket toned and moderately shelf soiled, missing the lower inch or so from the lower end of the spine panel and a shallow 3 inch long chip from the top edge of the rear panel. Several short closed tears and nicks at edges. Scarce in dust jacket. VG-/G+ 
Price: 45.00 USD
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13 Jones, Terry & Brian Froud (illust.) Lady Cottington's Pressed Fairy Book [SIGNED]
Turner Publishing 1994 1570360626 / 9781570360626 First American Edition; First Printing Hardcover Near Fine 
4to 11" - 13" tall; 62 pages; Oversize HC in padded pictorial covers. 1st edition, 1st printing. Signed by Brian Froud on the half title page, with his distinctive goblin face doodle drawn above the signature. Bright, fresh copy, retaining the glossy pictorial fairy figure and the paper wrap/collar - both laid in at rear. Feels and appears as new. Handsome copy of the 1st edition. About Fine. ... Oversize book may require additional charges for expedited or international shipping. 
Price: 135.00 USD
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14 Kingsley, Charles & W. Heath Robinson (Illust. ) The Water-Babies A Fairy Tale for a Land-Baby
Boston Hoghton Mifflin, Riverside Bookshelf 1927 early printing Hardcover Very Good+ 
8vo 8" - 9" tall; 319 pages; Early printing. HC in original blue cloth with color pictorial title panel mounted to cover board. Cloth just lightly shelf rubbed at corner tips and lightly crimped at spine ends. Snugly bound and clean. Very charmingly illustrated with 8 color plates by Robinson and about 100 b&w in-text illustrations and plates. Much nicer copy than usually seen. VG+ 
Price: 47.50 USD
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15 Lafontaine, Jean De & David Schorr & John (Frw) Hollander & Norman R. Shapiro & Jean De La Fontaine Once Again, La Fontaine; Sixty More Fables, (Wesleyan Poetry with Audio CD)
Hanover Wesleyan University Press 2001 0819564575 / 9780819564573 First Edition Thus Hardcover Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket 
B&W Illustrations; Square 4to 9" - 11" tall; 218 pages; Larger, square format HC/DJ. Tight bright and fresh in clean crisp edged dust jacket. Illustrated with b&w artwork. Sealed audio CD mounted in front. Just mild sunning to the light sensitive orange toned jacket at spine. Neat unmarked copy feells and appears unread. F/VG++ ... Oversize book may require additional charges for expedited or international shipping. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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16 Lewis, Edwin Herbert [Caleb]; George F. Kerr (Illust. ) Almost Fairy Children; Or the Cozy Evenings of Brother and Sister
Indianapolis Bobbs-Merrill 1909 First Edition Hardcover Very Good+ Illustrated by George F. Kerr 
B&W Illustrations; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 289 pages 
Price: 145.00 USD
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17 Motte Fouque, Friedrich De La and Rev. Thomas Tracy (translation) Undine; Or, the Water-Spirit; Also, Sintram & His Companions
Philadelphia Willis P. Hazard 1856 Hardcover Very Good- 
8vo 8" - 9" tall; 238 pages; HC in publisher's dark blue cloth with ornate blind stamped border designs to boards and handsome Victorian title lettering in gilt to cover and spine. Boards beveled at edges; all page block edges gilt. Solid clean copy. Front endpage missing, presumably to remove prior ownership inscription. Cloth at spine ends lightly nicked and frayed; corners lightly bumped and rubbed with boards peeking through. Snug binding with bright fresh pages. Just light soiling to the front endpages. Rather nice copy; uncommon in this early American translation, probably the one referred to by Alcott's characters in Little Women. VG- to VG 
Price: 50.00 USD
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18 Peck, Catherine E. (Ed. ) & Catherine Peck & Charles Johnson A Treasury of North American Folktales
New York W. W. Norton & Company 1999 0393047415 / 9780393047417 Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket 
B&W Illustrations; Small 4to 9" - 11" tall; 380 pages; Larger format HC/DJ. Tight bright and neat in clean illustrated dust jacket. Some light shelf/handling wear to jacket at edges; a few tiny cracks and short closed tears at edges. Just mild crimp to boards at spine ends and a brief gift inscription penned to front endpage. Illustrated with b&w drawings. Neat unmarked copy. VG++/VG ...Oversize book may require additional charges for expedited or international shipping. 
Price: 14.00 USD
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19 Perrault, Claude and Bertall and [Vivant] Beauce Contes De Fees
Paris Hachette Et Cie 1886 Hardcover Good+ 
B&W Illustrations; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall; 413 pages; HC in publisher's red cloth with ornate gilt title design and borders to the cover board. Gilt work to spine rubbed, dulled and indistinct. All edges gilt. Soundly bound and generally neat; prior owner's plain owner label mounted to the front pastedown and a small name stamp to the lower edge of the rear endpage. Corners lightly bumped and lower front board peeking throug a mild abrasion. Short closed tear to cloth at crown. Mild scattered foxing, a bit heavier on pages adjacent to engraved plates. Illustrated throughout with wood-cuts in text and some engraved plates. Aside from dulled spine a solid decent copy. G++ to VG- 
Price: 45.00 USD
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20 Provensen, Alice & Martin Provensen and Jane Werner, (Ed) The Giant Golden Mother Goose
New York Golden Press 1963 Eighteenth Printing Hardcover Very Good- 
Folio 13" - 23" tall; 96 pages; Very large, oversize HC in glossy laminate covered color pictorial boards. Soundly bound and clean; no marks. Laminate lifting over the external hinges and spine. A short snag to the spine has lifted a very small bit of the surface material across the spine and left a lentil sized perforation in the board material at the fron spine edge. Contents are bright, well bound and very neat. No marks. A solid and still attractive copy. Profusely illustrated in color by the Caldecott winning Provensens. VG- ... Oversize book may require additional charges for expedited or international shipping. 
Price: 69.50 USD
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