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The Three Kingdoms Russian Folk Tales from Alexander Afanasiev's Collection

By: Afanasiev; Alexander

Price: £12.00

Publisher: Moscow, Raduga Publisher: 1998

Edition: New Illustrated Edition

Seller ID: 110672


Pictorial green boards. No dustjacket. The covers have slightly bumped corners and smudges which can only be seen if held up to the light. The rear free endpaper has a Russian price sticker. Otherwise No Inscriptions or other Marks. 166 pp. Superbly illustrated in colour by Alexander Kurkin; reminiscent of Dulac, Harry Clarke and Kay Nielson. Endpapers are also beautifully illustrated. Overall, apart from the very minor 'faults', as detailed above, this is an Excellent, ... View more info

The Aesthetics and Vocabulary of Nakshi Kantha. Bangladesh National Museum Collection

By: Ahmad, Perveen

Price: £48.00

Publisher: Bangladesh, Bangladesh National Museum: 1997

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 112396


Maroon rexine-type (pseudo leather) boards with Bright Gilt titling to the spine and front cover. In the original publisher's pictorial dustjacket, which is not price-clipped. However there is some VERY light rubbing/creasing to the dustjacket, (mainly to the TIPS of the corners & head/tail of the d/j spine - NO chips/tears) together with some light fading to the BASE colour of the dustjacket spine & the very edges of the d/j covers, which has changed almost imperceptabl... View more info

The High King

By: Alexander, Lloyd

Price: £45.00

Publisher: New York, Holt, Rinehart and Winston: 1968

Edition: 1st Edition USA

Seller ID: 111756


Blue boards with black titling to the spine and front cover. In the original publisher's pictorial dustjacket, which is price-clipped. There is sunning to the dustjacket spine along with light edge-wear and chipping. The dustjacket is complete and now in a new protective clear - removable - bookfilm plastic cover and looks better, but the sunning does downgrade it. There is a gift note in black ink on the top of the d/j front flap. The paper is uniformly cream, otherwise... View more info

The High King

By: Alexander, Lloyd

Price: £45.00

Publisher: New York, Holt, Rinehart and Winston: 1968

Edition: 1st Edition USA

Seller ID: 113155


Blue boards with black titling to the spine and front cover. In the original publisher's pictorial dustjacket, which is price-clipped. There is sunning to the dustjacket spine along with edge-wear and chipping. The dustjacket is now in a new protective clear - removable - bookfilm plastic cover and looks Good. There is a gift note in black ink on the top of the d/j front flap. The paper is uniformly cream, otherwise there are No other Inscriptions or Marks. 285 pp. Illus... View more info

Russian Folk Tales. Folk Tales of the Peoples of the U.S.S.R

By: Anon

Price: £22.00

Publisher: Moscow, Foreign Languages Publishing House: (1950)

Edition: Presumed First Edition

Seller ID: 113055


No Date given - but likely 1940s / early 1950? . In red-orange boards with blue decorative titling to the spine and decorated title stamped in blue and white to the front cover. In the original publisher's pictorial dustjacket which has some closed tears (internally repaired with clear archival tape) , some chipping and surface scrapes to the edges but is otherwise complete and now in a new protective clear - removable - bookfilm plastic cover and looks VG. Internally so... View more info

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Tales of an Ashanti Father

By: Appiah Peggy

Price: £25.00

Publisher: London, Andre Deutsch: 1967

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 114176


FIRST EDITION. FIRST PRINTING, 1967. Very Clean royal blue boards with clear pale blue titling to the spine. Some 'bumping' to the head/tail of the spine and corners, but no chipping ot damage, just bumping from storage. Hardback in a good UNCLIPPED dustjacket, with some light chipping, small closed tears and a little 'tinting' to the head/tail of the spine and corners - but 99% complete, with some light spotting/patching and discolouration to the covers here and there. ... View more info

A Field Guide to the Little People.

By: Arrowsmith, Nancy and Moorse, George, Illustrated by Coelmann Heinz.

Price: £8.50

Publisher: London, MacMillan & Co Ltd: 1977

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 000358


Cloth Bound Boards. Good to Very Good/Good. First Edition. 8vo. Calligraphy by Kevin Reilly. 296 pp. index. Black and white illustrations. Light foxing to edges of pages. 1 closed tear to top of dust wrap. Pictorial dustwrap. Gilt titling to spine. A comprehensive and stylish guide to the Little People - the psychic fauna of Europe.; 8vo 8" - 9" tall View more info

King Arthur. Hero and Legend

By: Barber, Richard

Price: £9.50

Publisher: London, Guild Publishing: 1986

Edition: Third Edition

Seller ID: 000131


Cloth Bound Boards. Near Fine/Very Good. 3rd Edition Revised & Extended. 8vo. Guild Publishing Club Edition 1986. Dust wrap very slightly chipped to head of spine. Profusely illustrated in black/white and colour. Great tour through Arthurian literature. From the beginning until recent novels. Account of the development of the King Arthur and the Grail legends. King Arthur, history & development of Arthurian legends. The author gives a clear and readable outline of the de... View more info

The Figure of Arthur

By: Barber, Richard

Price: £10.00

Publisher: London, Longman Group Ltd: 1972

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 000215


Cloth Bound Boards. Very Good+. First Edition. 8vo. Dust wrap has been price clipped and is slightly chipped. 160 pp. Bibliography, references, and index. Very good in the pictorial jacket. Arthur of Dalraida, a late sixth century prince from Galloway with a heroic reputation, may well have been the historical figure on whom the Arthurian legend is based. barber traces the development of the legend through early texts. This Study Based On The Evidence Accumulated By Lead... View more info

The Arthurian Legends . An Illustrated Anthology

By: Barber, Richard

Price: £10.00

Publisher: London, Book Club Associates: 1979

Edition: Book Club Edition

Seller ID: 112154


Dark brown boards with bright silver gilt titling to the spine. In the original publisher's pictorial dustjacket, which is not price-clipped. The former owner has written their name in pen onto the front free-endpaper, otherwise there are NO other inscriptions or marks. 224 pp. Illustrated with b/w and colour plates. Bibliography; Illustrations. Overall, this is an Excellent, Very Clean, Tight and Bright, Near 'As New' copy. "More then eight centuries, poets and writ... View more info

Legends of King Arthur; (Three Volumes in a Single Slipcase) Arthur, Tristan & the Holy Grail

By: Barber, Richard; (Illustrated by) Roman Pisarev

Price: £17.00

Publisher: London, The Folio Society: 2003

Edition: 4th PRINTING

Seller ID: 110856


In a dark green slipcase that has bright gilt titling and very minor black smudges to the side. Quarterbound Illustrated green paper boards with bright gilt titling on a green cloth spine. No dustjacket, as issued. The tips of the corners are very slightly rubbed from putting the books in and out of the slipcase and the first few pages of the introduction to the 'Holy Grail' are creased, otherwise there are no Inscriptions or other Marks. Charmingly Illustrated in b/w by... View more info

The Fairy-Tale Omnibus

By: Baxter, Doreen

Price: £25.00

Publisher: London, Collins: 1954

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 110737


Charmingly illustrated boards with black titling on a red cloth spine. In the original publisher's illustrated and price-clipped dustjacket which has some edge wear to the extremities and a few closed tears which are now neatly repaired to the inside of the dustjacket with clear archive tape. The dustjacket has some internal foxing (brown spots) and some light smudging to the covers. The first few front and rear pages are sunned, the page fore-edges are uniformly tanned ... View more info

Aladin . et la Lampe Merveilleuse

By: Behounek, Jiri

Price: £16.00

Publisher: Paris, Grund: 1977

Edition: First French Edition

Seller ID: 111881


French Language Book. Laminated pictorial boards. No dustjacket, presumed as issued. There are smudge marks to the boards, otherwise there are NO inscriptions or other marks. 56 pp. Illustrated with colour drawings. Overall, apart from the smudges, this is an Excellent, Very Clean, Tight and Bright, Near 'Fine' copy. "This French language edition tells the marvelous story of Aladdin and his lamp. "; 4to 11" - 13" tall View more info

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Towards the Political Confederation of Celtia (SIGNED Copy + Letter)

By: Bere Clifford Ifan

Price: £18.00

Publisher: Wales, Gwasg Yr Ynys Newydd /Y Lolfa: 1971

Edition: Presumed First UK Edition

Seller ID: 113872


SIGNED by the Author, with a greeting in Welsh and the date 17/4/91 to the top of the title pages. FINE copy in brown card covers with titling and Celtic decoration in black to the front cover. Staple bound. 16 pages. This copy also includes a (personal) typed letter hand-signed by the Author. The Publisher is noted as Gwasg Yr Ynys Newydd (New Island Press) but on the back cover is the blocked Publication 'logo' of YLolfa - perhaps they are the same. As New a near MINT ... View more info

Native North American Art

By: Berlo, Janet Catherine & Ruth B. Phillips

Price: £18.00

Publisher: Oxford, Oxford University Press: 1998

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 111243


Black boards with bright gilt titling to the spine. In the original publisher's pictorial dustjacket which is not price-clipped. The dustjacket has very slight edge wear, otherwise there are NO Inscriptions or other Marks. (ix) + 291 pp. Illustrated with colour and b/w plates and maps. Notes; List of Illustrations; Bibliographical Essay; Timeline; Index. Overall, this is an Excellent, Clean, Tight and Bright Near 'As New' copy. "Ranging from the early pre-contact per... View more info

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Märchengarten. Ein Kinderbuch Mit Bildern Von Fernande Biegler.

By: Biegler, Fernande

Price: £99.00

Publisher: Leipzig, A. Anton & Co. ,: 1921

Edition: Second Edition

Seller ID: 113925


Märchengarten. Ein Kinderbuch Mit Bildern Von Fernande Biegler. A Most Attractive 1920s Childrens book in German. Copyright date is 1921 and this is the Second Edition, but undated. Pictorial paper-covered boards with a maroon cloth spine. A Lovely front cover colour illustration by Biegler. NO dustjacket. Covers have a little edge-wear and the front tips of the corners are scuffed through to the board. Plain Back. A couple of spots to the front cover, and a former owne... View more info

SAUDI ARABIA: An Artist's view of the past

By: Binzagr Safeya

Price: £18.00

Publisher: Lausanne, Switzerland, Three Continents Publishers With the Collaboration of Arabian Resource Management S. A. Geneva.: 1979

Edition: Second Edition

Seller ID: 9664


Green cloth with bright gilt titling to the spine and bright gilt 'dagger' decoration to the lower corner of the front cover. In the original publisher's pictorial dustjacket which is Complete and NOT corner clipped, BUT has a couple of (now closed/repaired) tears, some edge creasing and scuffing to the corners. Now protected in a new clear plastic cover and looks VG. The edges of text-block are lightly spotted/foxed, and the top-edge & fore-edges are slightly tanning. 1... View more info

S'nellie's Welsh Fairy Tales

By: Boniface, Eleanor;

Price: £15.00

Publisher: Newtown, Welsh Outlook Press: 1929

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 108349


Blue cloth covered boards with illus of Welsh woman fishing/black titling to front cover, black titling to spine. No Dustjacket. Some 'speckling'/mottling/Stains to front/rear covers and the spine, corners and head/tail of spine bumped. Foxing to endpapers. Inner hinges split. Previous owners name/dedication written to front endpaper, and some biro prices and school name on the half title. A later owners' owners name/dedication written to the top and bottom blank areas o... View more info

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Trioedd Ynys Prydein. The Welsh Triads Edited with Introduction, Translation and Commentary by Rachel Bromwich

By: Bromwich, Rachel [editor]

Price: £75.00

Publisher: Cardiff, University of Wales Press: 1961

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 113924


Blue cloth-covered boards with Bright gilt titling to the spine. No dustjacket. Covers are generally clean and the titling is bright. A little 'bumping' to the head/tail of the spine and the corners, and a little light wear to the covers overall, but the book is generally VG, and is now in a new protective clear - removable - bookfilm plastic cover and looks very good. (Images taken without the clear cover) . Internally the endpapers and page fore-edges are lightly spott... View more info

The Pied Piper of Hamelin

By: Browning, Robert (edited by Anne Nightingale)

Price: £12.50

Publisher: London, A & C Black,Ltd: 1927

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 112778


An Interesting and educational illustrated edition In the Visual Literature Series. Pictorial beige card covers with black titling/decoration to the front cover and string binding to the spine. No dustjacket, as issued. There is slight rubbing/chipping to the spine and creasing to the card cover corners. There are a few grey stain marks to the covers and the former owner has written their name in blue ink to the top of the front cover. Quite a few of the pages have been ... View more info