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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

ISBN: 5050043905

Condition: Near Fine with no dust jacket


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, Very Clean, Tight and Bright, Near 'Fine' copy. " Here is a collection of Folk Tales from the Russian version of the Grim... 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

Condition: Very Good in Good+ dust jacket


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 some browning to the endpapers o/w FINE. NO Inscriptions or Marks. 243 pp. Illustrated throughout in b/w by T. A. Mavrina and K... 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

ISBN: 0333213076

Condition: Very Good- in Good dust jacket


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

ISBN: 0312454279

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket


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 development of the medieval stories about Arthur and his court in French, German and English, and how the stories were revived ... 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

ISBN: 0582125839

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket


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 Leading Scholars Over recent Years Suggests Another Clearcut Identity For The Historical Arthur, Which Has Nothing To Do With Sou... 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

Condition: As New in As New dust jacket


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 writers have been telling stories about King Arthur. From lost legends and scraps of history, from facts and folklore, has been f... View more info

The Fairy-Tale Omnibus

By: Baxter, Doreen

Price: £25.00

Publisher: London, Collins: 1954

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 110737

Condition: Good+ in Fair dust jacket


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 and the pages are lightly tanned, otherwise No Inscriptions or other Marks. 128 pp. Lovingly illustrated in b/w and colour by... 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

Condition: Near Fine with no dust jacket


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

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

ISBN: 0192842668

Condition: As New in Fine dust jacket


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 period to the present day, stressing the conceptual and iconographic continuities over many centuries and across a vast number o... View more info

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King Arthur's Round Table: An Archaeological Investigation.

By: Biddle Martin

Price: £10.00

Publisher: Woodbridge, Suffolk , UK, The Boydell Press.: 2000

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: M010733

ISBN: 0851156266

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


A Near Fine hardback book. Could pass for new - may be unread - but a large former owner's label on front endpaper. No other inscription or markings. Red cloth boards with bright gilt titling on spine. In the original publisher's pictorial dust-jacket. The d/j is now in a new protective clear - removable - bookfilm plastic cover and looks Fine. (xxxvi) + 533 pp. Illustrated in b/w and colour with 14 chapters, 2 appendices, index, 28 plates, 169 figures, 20 tables, index. Looks at the Round Table in literature & legend; Its construction & dating; The painting; And it's symbolism in the historic... 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

Condition: Good+ with no dust jacket


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 owner has drawn 2 ink 'flowers' in the inner paper margin - quite neatly - in fact I thought it was part of the cover until I loo... 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

ISBN: 2880010764

Condition: Near Fine in Good+ dust jacket


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. 139 pp, including a Preface by H. E. Abdal Aziz Al Rifai, A 3pp Introduction by the Author/Artist and 'An Historical Perspecti... 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

Condition: Good with no dust jacket


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 of the frontispiece. Some light Thumbing. 108pp. Black and white illustrations. 22 short stories including; Bones and buttermi... View more info

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Hobberdy Dick

By: Briggs K. M. (Katherine Mary Briggs)

Price: £25.00

Publisher: Harmondsworth, Middlesex, England, Kestrel Books for Penguin Books: 1978

Edition: 1st Thus (Kestrel Books Edition)

Seller ID: 114865

ISBN: 0722653158

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


Fine light mustard coloured boards with bright gilt titling to the spine. In the original publishers' pictorial dust-jacket. One small 'closed' tear (neatly repaired to the reverse on the rear d/j cover). The unclipped d/j is now in a new protective clear - removable - bookfilm plastic cover and looks Fine. Clean page fore-edges. Internally NO Inscriptions or Marks. Very Clean, tight and bright. Dust jacket illustrated by Joanna Worth. "Katharine Briggs (1898 -1980) was a British folklorist and writer. From 1969 to 1972, she was president of the Folklore Society, which established an award... 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

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


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 spotted and lightly tanned, and withthe odd 'patch' of light browning sporadically in the book. There is a former owner's name and... 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

Condition: Good with no dust jacket


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 coloured in by a child, otherwise there are NO other inscriptions or marks. 48 pp. Illustrated with b/w line drawings by Eile... View more info

Bulfinch's Mythology. The Age of Fable. The Age of Chivalry. Legends of Charlemagne

By: Bulfinch, Thomas

Price: £4.50

Publisher: London, The Bodley Head Ltd: N.D.

Edition: Unknown (Reprint)

Seller ID: 000794

Condition: Good with no dust jacket


Pencil note on e/p. Cloth bound boards, spine faded, extremities worn. A classic volume of mythology- immortal stories of Jupiter and Juno, Apollo and Daphne, Cupid, many more. 778 pp. Black and white illustrations. INTERNALLY CLEAN; 000794; 8vo View more info

Some Ballad Legends of Somerset . The Somerset Folk Series Number 14. (Slightly At Fault)

By: Cary, D M (compiled by)

Price: £6.50

Publisher: London, Somerset Folk Press: 1924

Edition: Presumed First Edition

Seller ID: 107995

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


The Somerset Folk Series Number 14. At Fault - there is a large corner tear with loss to the text on pages 43/44. BLack/white tissue guarded frontispiece, small tear to front endpaper. NO INSCRIPTIONS. Clean blue card covers with clear black titling/illus to front cover, spine a little sunned, head/tail of spine chipped. 121pp. Apart from a little foxing to endpapers and the Fault noted above, internally excellent, CLEAN BRIGHT AND TIGHT. ; The Somerset Folk Series; 8vo View more info

Everyman's Book of Ancient Customs

By: Chaundler, Christine

Price: £4.50

Publisher: London, A. R. Mowbray: 1968

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 47346

ISBN: 0264655362

Condition: Very Good in Very Good dust jacket


Orange boards with bright gilt titling to the spine. In the original publisher's decorated dustjacket. Ex Reference library usual stamps, marks, etc, protected in the usual clear plastic library jacket. In two main sections: 'From the Cradle to the Grave' and 'A Calendar of Customs'. 208pp. Overall a Clean, Tight and Bright copy. ; Ex-Library; 8vo 8" - 9" tall View more info

Chinese Humanism A Religion Beyond Religion

By: Chih Andrew

Price: £40.00

Publisher: Taiwan, Fu Jen Catholic University Press: 1981

Edition: First Edition (?)

Seller ID: 108825

Condition: Very Good in Good dust jacket


Aqua Blue textured cloth boards with bright gilt titling to the spine and front board. In the original publisher's decorated dustjacket. The dustjacket has some edge tears/chips but is 99% complete and clean. 8 + 548 pp. Some light foxing spots to the endpapers and page edges. Top edge 'dusty'. Quite a scarce volume on the subject of 'Humanism' and Chinese Humanism specifically. Overall a Clean, Tight and Bright copy. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall View more info