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...<B>The Tootle Bird and the Brontos.</b>, Author unaccredited  [Raiker, Alice]
1 Author unaccredited [Raiker, Alice] ...The Tootle Bird and the Brontos.
Buffalo: Berger Publishing Company, 1907 First Edition, First Printing.
 Hardcover.
 24 unnumbered pages. 12mo; Width: 5.5" Height: 7.25".
 Full-page illustrations: 12 illustrations: 6 full color and 6 B/W in the style of Lawson Wood.
 
The story in verse retells the adventures of 2 pre-historic men and their 1000 year old guide, the Tootle Bird.

Bound in gray cloth with lettering and bright color illustration to the front cover. The book shows moderate external wear, with transparent taping to the spine. (neatly done) The binding is sound. The front flyleaf has an old gift inscription in pencil and a small white sticker in the upper right corner. The pages are clean and without markings.

REF: Only 3 copies OCLC: 18567915; PFB, Tussell
 
Price: 150.00 USD

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...<b>The Story of Roland</b>, Baldwin, James
2 Baldwin, James ...The Story of Roland
New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1926. Hardcover
 B/W plates by R. B. Birch 
A handsome copy.
Some toning to clean text. Previous owner's name on free endpage. Bindings square and tight. Light edge wear.
Relating the daring feats and great exploits of Roland, worthiest of the barons of France in the time of Charlemagne, and those of Oliver and Reinold and Ogier the Dane, all heroes who were his companions in arms and who rivaled him in the number and greatness of their exploits.

 
Price: 20.00 USD

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...<b> Slav Fairy Tales of the Slav Peasants and Herdsmen </b>, Chodsko, Alex; Translated from the Frebch by Emily J. Harding
3 Chodsko, Alex; Translated from the Frebch by Emily J. Harding ... Slav Fairy Tales of the Slav Peasants and Herdsmen
New York: A. L. Burt Company, [No date; circa 1900]. Early Reprint Edition Hardcover.
 Numerous illustrations by translator Emily J, Hardin; many full page with nice chapter headers. 
Bindings tight and square. Text clean, light even toning. Moderate handling wear. 7.5 inches tall. 327 pages; plus 4 page publisher's catalog.

Contains seventeen stories, some in several parts: titles include The Abode of the Gods, The Maid with the Hair of Gold, The Spirit of the Steppesand Imperishable.

From the French of Aleksander Borejko Chodzko (1804 - 1891) who was a Polish poet, Slavist, and Iranologist.

 
Price: 95.00 USD

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...<b>Red Cap Tales. Stolen From The Treasure Chest of the Wizard of the North.</b>, Crockett, S. R.
4 Crockett, S. R. ...Red Cap Tales. Stolen From The Treasure Chest of the Wizard of the North.
New York: The MacMillan Company, 1904. First Edition Hardcover.

 16 Tissue-guarded full color plates by Vedder. 
Dark Green cloth covered boards. Stamped geometric design of a kaleidoscope scene in three color. Titles in gilt. Top edge gilt, others rough-cut.
Light wear to corners and spine tips, some minor restoration. Bindings square and tight.

 
Price: 35.00 USD

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...<b>Adventures in Santa Claus Land  </b><br>, Kay, Don
5 Kay, Don ...Adventures in Santa Claus Land

New York: The Children's Press, 1937.
 First Edition, First Printing. Hardcover.
 Illustrations by Enos B. Comsock.
 
Color frontispiece of reindeer drawn sled through the night sky, 3 other full page color illustrations and 8 other full page illustrations by Enos B. Comsock.

Bound in red cloth, with black stamped lettering and pictorial design to the front cover. The volume is illustrated with multiple color and black and white plates.

Displays external wear, with scattered soiling, rubbing to extremities, and darkened spine.The outer edge of the text block displays a few spots of foxing and soiling. A bookplate is present to the front flyleaf, The interior is generally clean and bright, with a few small creases and mild toning. 233 pages; Width: 6" Height: 7.75"

A difficult title to locate.
 
Price: 120.00 USD

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...<b> In the Fairy's Garden </b><br>, Lea, John [pseud. John Lea Bricknell.]
6 Lea, John [pseud. John Lea Bricknell.] ... In the Fairy's Garden

London: Gale & Polden, Ltd., 1917.
 First Edition – First Printing.
 Hardcover.
 38 pages plus 10 color plates by Joyce L. Brisley.
 
Only other copy found in British Library!

This antique volume is bound in pictorial paper-covered front board, gray paper-covered rear board and red cloth spine.

The book shows moderate external wear, with minor loss at the outside corners. The binding is sound. A previous owner's notation appears at the top of the front flyleaf. The pages exhibit occasional light foxing.

Ref: OCLC: 561040720; BrL: 002098740
 
Price: 195.00 USD

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...<b> The Magic Pudding: The Adventures of Bunyip Bluegum  </b>, Lindsay, Norman
7 Lindsay, Norman ... The Magic Pudding: The Adventures of Bunyip Bluegum
Sydney, Australia Angus and Robertson, 2000 0207183554 / 9780207183553 Later Printing. Hardcover in Dust Jacket. 
No Flaws or Blemishes; Gift Quality. Dust Jacket with price is in a new clear protective Mylar sleeve.

One of the funniest children’s book ever written. One of the great strengths of the book is its illustration, by Lindsay himself.

He was best known as a visual artist, producing thousands of paintings, etchings, drawings, and sculptures, but his pictures for The Magic Pudding are his best work. They are vigorous and absurd, strongly characterized and brilliantly detailed.

 
Price: 49.95 USD

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...<b>At The Back Of The North Wind   </b><br>, MacDonald, George
8 MacDonald, George ...At The Back Of The North Wind

Philadelphia David McKay, 1919.
 First Edition, thus.
 Hardcover.
 8vo;347 p. : 23 cm. 8 color plates, color title, and cover illustrations by Smith.
 
At the Back of the North Wind is a children's book written by Scottish author George MacDonald. It was serialized in the children's magazine Good Words for the Young beginning in 1868 and was published in book form in 1871.

It is a fantasy centered on a boy named Diamond and his adventures with the North Wind. Diamond travels together with the mysterious Lady North Wind through the nights.

Publisher's Cloth, color illustration mounted on front cover Lightly soiled and worn, illustration rubbed. Both hinges starting, front more-so, contents very good, illustrated title lightly foxed at top. Lacking dust jacket.

1st Edition thus, with correct front cover, gilt lettering on spine, gilt top edge, without "Printed in the United States of America," and with covers measuring 24.5 x 18.5 cm.

REF: Allen 445; Nudelman A53
 
Price: 75.00 USD

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...<b>Dickon Bend-The-Bow and Other Wonder Tales.</b>, McNeil, [Henry] Everett
9 McNeil, [Henry] Everett ...Dickon Bend-The-Bow and Other Wonder Tales.
New York and Chicago: Saalfield Publishing Company, 1903. First Edition. Hardcover
 Illustrations: Rob Wagner, Color illustrations throughout. 
Author's First Published Book.
Red cloth covered boards. Front titles and decorations in stamped black and green. Bindings tender.
Cloth open front joint, front hinge open, lacking front-free endpage. I suspect that spine/hinge has been repaired (nicely, I will add) Light wear and minor hand soling. Text clean with a hint of toning.

 
Price: 40.00 USD

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...<b> Five Children and It </b><br>, Nesbit, Edith
10 Nesbit, Edith ... Five Children and It

New York: HarperCollins Publishers, 1999.
 Five Children and It First Edition, thus; First Printing.
 Hardcover in Dust Jacket.
 First published in 1902.
 8vo; 242 pages + 2 pages of publisher's Advert.
 
''Their first time in the country is filled with magical escapades for five children in this classic tale of adventure . . . [A] humorous story about magic in the real world.'' --Children's Literature

No Flaws or Blemishes but minimal retail handling; Still Gift Quality. Dust Jacket with price is in a new clear protective Mylar sleeve.
 
Price: 34.95 USD

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...<b>Dreambirds</b>, Ogden, David
11 Ogden, David ...Dreambirds
Bellevue, WA: Illumination Arts Publishing Company, Incorporated, 1997. 0935699090 / 9780935699098 Hardcover in Dust Jacket>

 Illustrations: Jody Bergsma 
No Flaws or Blemishes; Gift Quality, Dust jacket in protective Mylar sleeve.

Natsama loves visiting his grandmother, Holima, the medicine woman. On his seventh birthday, she tells him about dreambirds. "At the beginning and ending of every day, dreambirds spread their wings. One wing reaches out to the sun, and the other reaches out to the moon. Whoever finds a dreambird receives a great gift. " As the seasons come and go, Natsama never forgets his grandmother's story about dreambirds. Determined to find a dreambird and claim his gift, he seeks out the best hunters in his village, who teach him the ways of animals, birds and fish. In his search for the dreambird, Natsama overcomes many obstacles and finally discovers the power and wonder of his own spirit.
Jody Bergsman's beautiful, powerful artwork perfectly compliments David Ogden's unique and engaging story.

 
Price: 10.00 USD

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...<b> The Telling of the World: Native American Legends and Stories </b>, Penn, W. S. (editor)
12 Penn, W. S. (editor) ... The Telling of the World: Native American Legends and Stories
New York: Stewart, Tabori & Chang Inc., 1996 Hardcover in Dust Jacket.
 120 full-color illustrations. 
No Flaws or Blemishes; Gift Quality.

Featuring never-before-published material, The Telling of the World contains legends and stories from many Native American nations collected from both traditional and contemporary sources.

120 full-color illustrations. 
Price: 34.95 USD

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...<b>I Bought Me A Dog; A Dozen Authentic Folktales from the Southern Mountains,</b>, Roberts, Leonard  [Collector]
13 Roberts, Leonard [Collector] ...I Bought Me A Dog; A Dozen Authentic Folktales from the Southern Mountains,
Kentucky: The Council of the Southern Mountains, Inc., 1971. Soft cover. Illustrated with b/w drawings by Mary Rogers. 
Illustrated with b/w drawings. Stiff card stapled wraps with photo illustration. Light wear to covers, interior clean. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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…<b>A Year with the Fairies</b><br>, Scott, Anna M.
14 Scott, Anna M. A Year with the Fairies

Chicago: P. F. Volland & Co., 1914.
 First Edition – First Printing.
 Hardcover.
 99 unnumbered pages. 10.75 inches tall.
 40 full page color illustrations of beautiful fairies by M. T. Ross.
 
A picture book of fairy folk with a poem for each picture very attractively made on thick coated paper with good plates It takes the fairies through the year and shows how they provide good fun for children.

Bound in salmon paper-covered boards and gray cloth spine. The front cover has a pictorial design in several colors depicting a fairy balancing a pole with lanterns at the ends.

Moderate external wear, with light soiling to the covers and very minor loss of color at the tips of the corners. Binding is firm and square. Text clean. Date on top front-free end page. The volume has illustrated endpapers; a b/w title-page vignette and bright full-page color illustrations by M. T. Ross.

M.T. Ross, who was affectionately nicknamed "Penny", was an illustrator and comic artist in the early twentieth century. He lived in Oak Park, Illinois and had his studio in downtown Chicago. He was one of the first co-workers of Walt Disney, as well as a close friend of R.F. Outcault, with whom he developed 'Buster Brown'. M.T. "Penny" Ross moved to Southern California in 1926 to work for RKO and other studios as a set designer.

Ref: OCLC: 20291033; Wanamaker, vol 33 page 188.
 
Price: 350.00 USD

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...<b>Gulliver in Giantland (Stories For The Children)</b>, Swift, Jonathan; Retold by Edith Robarts
15 Swift, Jonathan; Retold by Edith Robarts ...Gulliver in Giantland (Stories For The Children)
New York: Ward, Lock & Co., 1914. Hardcover.
 
Color illustrations [6 plates].
Binding square and tight. Text clean. Decorated in stamped gilt and color front paste-on. Light handling wear. Rear boards soiled with small abrasion to top edge.
A delightful turn-of-the-century gift book.
6 inches tall. 96 pages.

 
Price: 30.00 USD

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...<b>The Nurse's Rhyme Book: A New Collection of Nursery Rhymes, Games, Stories, and Jingles.</b>, Thomas Trueman: Compilier
16 Thomas Trueman: Compilier ...The Nurse's Rhyme Book: A New Collection of Nursery Rhymes, Games, Stories, and Jingles.
Philadelphia: Jas. B. Smith & Co. 1858. Later Edition. Hardcover.
 Good Work contains numerous textual illustrations and vignettes by the complier: Thomas Trueman 
Bound in blind-stamped black cloth with stamped lettering to spine and pictorial design in gold to front and rear cover. All edges gilt. 112 pages. Width: 6" Height: 8.5".

Book shows external wear, with small tears at top/bottom of spine, to front/rear spine edges, and at outside corners of boards. Covers display mild rubbing. Binding is sound. Old inscription in pencil appears on front flyleaf. Pages 25 and 26 have been excised. Pages exhibit occasional light foxing. A small number of pages have small closed tears to bottom edge.

143 Rhymes. Most are one or two to a page with varied decorative borders and lovely small engravings. Some longer ballads and many unfamiliar rhymes and variants have been collected.

 
Price: 65.00 USD

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...<b>The Italian Novelists. Now First Translated Into English. Choicely Illustrated By E. R. Hughes. in Seven Volumes [Complete]</b>, Waters, W. G. (Trans.).
17 Waters, W. G. (Trans.). ...The Italian Novelists. Now First Translated Into English. Choicely Illustrated By E. R. Hughes. in Seven Volumes [Complete]
London: Privately Printed for Members of the Society of Bibliophiles, 1901 Copy 'H' of 26 lettered copies, the St. Mark's Edition, printed on Japanese Vellum paper. Leather Plates by E.R. Hughes, in three states. All red-lettered tissue-guarded. [Three copies of each plate, one of which is in color]. Each book with a hand-colored frontispiece. 
Original red half morocco and marbled boards, Spines titles/decorated in gilt, All edges gilt. ----

Includes "The Facetious Nights of Straporola" and "The Pecorone of Ser Giovanni".
I: 'The Facetious Nights of Straporola' xii, 402 pages. II: 'The Facetious Nights of Straporola' (376 pages. III: 'The Facetious Nights of Straparola' 404 pages. IV: 'The Facetious Nights of Straparola' 318 pages. V: 'The Pecorone of Ser Giovanni' xi, 278 pages. VI: 'The Pecorone of Ser Giovanni' 323 pages. VII: 'The Pecorone of Ser Giovanni' 329 pages.

Bindings are firm and square. Text clean with moderate even toning. Bookplate on paste-down of each. Corners are rubbed and spine bands have wear. Loss lower spine volume 1 and 7. Volume 7 has lost label. Volume one rubbed along left edge of spine.

Giovanni Francesco "Gianfrancesco" Straparola (ca. 1480–ca. 1557) was an Italian writer and fairy tale collector from Caravaggio, Italy. He has been termed the progenitor of the literary form of the fairy tale. Charles Perrault borrowed most of his stories from Giovanni Francesco Straparola and Giambattista Basile. Straparola's main work is a two-volume collection, "Le piacevoli notti" (published in English as "The Nights of Straparola" or "The Facetious Nights of Straparola"), with 75 stories. Modeled on Decamerone, it has participants of a 13-night party on the island of Murano, near Venice, tell each other stories that vary from bawdy to fantastic. It contains the first known written versions of many fairy tales.

The Ser Giovanni (14th century) work is a collection of 50 comic, tragic and licentious novellas. Contains elements later found in Shakespeare including the bond with a Jew for a pound of flesh and the wooing of a lady at Belmont.

 
Price: 395.00 USD

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...<b>Peer Gynt.</b><br>, [Arthur Rackham] Ibsen, Henrik <br>From the translation of R. Farquharson Sharp.
18 [Arthur Rackham] Ibsen, Henrik
From the translation of R. Farquharson Sharp.
 ...Peer Gynt.

London: George G. Harrap & Co., 1936.
 First (British) Printing of this Edition Hardcover in Jacket.br> 10 inches tall. 256 pages.
 Illustrated with 12 coloured plates with titled tissue-guards and 38 line drawings by Arthur Rackham.
 
Peer Gynt is first and foremost a poetic fantasy, although based on a real person who lived Norway c1800. About his exploits, not much more is known than is found in Asbjornsen's book Norwegian Fairy Tales, in which Peer Gynt's chief exploits lie in the direction of fighting trolls.

Arthur Rackham is widely regarded as one of the leading illustrators from the 'Golden Age' of British book illustration which encompassed the years from 1900 until the start of the First World War. During that period, there was a strong market for high quality, illustrated books that typically were given as Christmas gifts.

Publisher's gilt-pictorial burnt-orange cloth covered boards with stamped gilt titles and emblem on front with gilt spine titles; brown and white illustrated endpapers.

Bindings square and firm. Text clean and bright. Light shelf wear a touch of rub corners and lower spine tip.
Scarce pictorial dust jacket, price-clipped, minor edgewear, slightly shorter than volume. Protected in Mylar sleeve.

REF:Briggs 74.
 
Price: 475.00 USD

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...<b>The Hundred Riddles of The Fairy Bellaria   </b><br>, [Fairy Tales. Riddles] Leland, Charles Godfrey
19 [Fairy Tales. Riddles] Leland, Charles Godfrey ...The Hundred Riddles of The Fairy Bellaria

London: T. Fisher Unwin, 1892.
 Limited Edition of 100. 8vo; -149; blank, p. <150> ; Gresham Press imprint, p. <151> Handmade wove paper , watermarked: UNBLEACHED ARNOLD 1892.
 The riddles are in verse.
 80 wood-cut Illustrations.
 
Making a logical assumption based on the inscription the book was rebound in leather in 1914. The tipped in illustration has been made a tissue-guarded frontispiece.

"This is a copy of the fine edition, printed on hand-made paper, and containing an original illustration by the author, tipped in inside front cover. The edition is limited to 100 copies".

Three quarters red leather to red cloth and gilt lettering on the spine. Raised bands and gilt tooling also adorn this volume. Top edge gilt. Profusely illustrated with woodblock prints in black and white.

Boards are clean and bright. Bindings tight and square. Text clean, light even toning more-so on a few prints. Minimal handling wear. An inscription is found on the front free endpaper dated 1914.

Charles Godfrey Leland (1824 –1903) was an American humorist, writer, and folklorist, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He was educated at Princeton University and in Europe.

Leland worked in journalism, traveled extensively, and became interested in folklore and folk linguistics, publishing books and articles on American and European languages and folk traditions. He wrote what was to become a primary source text for Neopaganism half a century later, Aradia, or the Gospel of the Witches.

REF: Bodl: 014138707; OCLC: 14934772; European Online Library; BAL. 11659.
 
Price: 350.00 USD

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...<b>The Story of Burnt Njal or Life in Iceland at the End of the Tenth Century  </b><br>, [Iceland; Folklore] Dasent, George Webbe
20 [Iceland; Folklore] Dasent, George Webbe ...The Story of Burnt Njal or Life in Iceland at the End of the Tenth Century

Edinburgh, Scotland: Edmonston and Douglas, 1861.
 First Edition, First Printing.
 Hardcover.
 Illustrated with folding engraved maps & plans and 4 engraved plates (1 double-page) 
The English translation of the Icelandic Njal Saga, which was written down in its present form by the year 1200 AD.

The first 200+ pages provide a historical background and description of the culture, government, religion, customs, etc. of the Icelandic Northmen (volume I).

The remainder of the work contains the Saga, which was an oral tradition of even remoter antiquity. Njal (ca. 930-1011) was burnt alive in his home, one of the last in a series of man-slayings, the result of an Icelandic vendetta, or blood feud

Bound in quarter-leather with brown cloth covers and gilt lettering/ruling along with raised bands on the spines. There is moderate external rubbing and wear, concentrated at the edges. The binding is solid.

There are library pockets and bookplates on the pastedowns. Evidently they were never checked out; so unused. The pages show mild age toning and scattered foxing/tide marking.

pp. 1 p.l., [v]-cciv, 256; 1 p.l., [v]-xiii, 507. 91 page index. Appendix on the Vikings, Queen Gunnhillda, and 10th century economics and money. Illustrated with folding engraved maps & plans and 4 engraved plates (1 double-page).

The author Dasent spent four years in Stockholm as secretary to the British envoy, Befriending Jacob Grimm, at whose encouragement he developed a life-long interest in Scandinavian literature and mythology. The introduction to this saga relating to Iceland contains important contributions by Gúdbrandr Vígfússon on the religion, superstitions, and organization of the Icelandic commonwealth.

 
Price: 350.00 USD

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