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THE FOX AND THE GRAPES AND OTHER TINY TALES

By: -----------

Price: £10.00

Publisher: LONDON, J.M.DENT & SONS: 1940

Seller ID: 121059


Printed Slate paper covers with red titles and green floral decs. (sewn paperback) 180 x 130 mm approx. 32 pp Author and illustrator not credited. Collection of short stories in the style of or possibly gleaned from Aesop's fables with unspecified line drawings in mono or duotone. Undated. Printed at The Temple Press Letchworth Printers code (Hj 404) which indicates possibly April 1940 and published by Dent in a series of childrens books called "The Fairy Gold Series... View more info

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THE TAROT Sacred Symbols

By: -----------.............

Price: £8.00

Publisher: LONDON, Thames & Hudson: 1995

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 9752


Hard Back smaller format , Dust Jacket , VG+/VG+ , 1st edition , colour illustrated , Unpaginated , The Tarot fisrt appeared in the 15th century , mysterious and strange , often seen today as a means of diviantion , presented here with lucid commentaries accompanied by colour illustrations from some of the most beautiful packs designed [ no notable defects to D/j or book , D/j not price clipped , no inscsp View more info

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TRICKSTER TALES from PRAIRIE LODGEFIRES

By: ANDERSON , BERNICE G , DOHN-TAUGA-MAH

Price: £4.00

Publisher: NASHVILLE, ABINGDON: 1979

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 7581


VG+/VG.1st Ed. Child 9+.years.94pp. BG Anderson , Kiowa tribe name Dohn-Tauga-Mah means True Word Woman was told these legendry tales by Ingaglueh-Whoo-Tongah of Ponca tribe & Maunkee Blackbear Tahbone of the Kiowas tribe. 14 Stories.illustrated in- line. [red boards copper titles, minor rub top/tail spine , o/w fine , No inscsp , tight binding , VG+ Dust Jacket price clipped, edgwear - small dusting of col loss all edges , VG ] Please see our actual images of the book o... View more info

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FOLKLORE AND CUSTOMS OF RURAL ENGLAND

By: BAKER , Margaret ,

Price: £4.00

Publisher: Newton Abbot / New Jersey, David & Charles / Rowman & Littlefield: 1975

Seller ID: 120079


H/b+D/j.FINE/VG.illustrated 14 b/w photographic plates & in line.Myth & Legend, Country Ways, Rural Traditions, English Folklore, Social History, Performing Arts, Seasonal Feasts, Plays, Morris Dancers - much centered around village life & the seasonal calendar & Church.[ gilt titles to book , No inscsp] Dust Jacket not clipped,rear cover a bright green, light even spine fade.no tears, loss or creasing.Please see our actual image of the book offered for sale. View more info

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ONCE UPON A TIME

By: BARRETT-GREY Laurence , ROWLES , Lilian ,

Price: £17.00

Publisher: London, JOHN CROWTHER Ltd: 1941

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 9252


SCARCE. slim P/b.1st ed.Fairy tales - 4 bedtime stories; The Pink Mouse, Dream Dust, The First Goldfish & Good-bye to Fairies. in-line illus by Artist L Rowles.49pp [ No inscsp.tight binding.small stain marks to rear. delicate front, col.illus., cover.thin crease-lines, col.rub/loss & edge nicks. Please see our image of the actual book offered for sale. View more info

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SOUTH SEA YARNS

By: BASIL THOMSON

Price: £20.00

Publisher: EDINBURGH, WILLIAM BLACKWOOD: 1894

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 121720


Original Beige cloth bevelled boards with gilt titles to spine and brown blocked illustration and titles to front panel. 195 x 140 mm approx. xvi + 326pp + 32 page publisher's catalogue. Frontis with guard + 9 other illustrations as called for. Folk and other tales told on the Island of Fiji in the nineteenth century. Good (Book- shelf wear to cloth, Front free end paper- clipped to top corner and ink gift inscr. dated April 1894 and note of gift by the recipient to subs... View more info

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HERO LEGENDS OF THE WORLD

By: BAUMANN , Hans , HOLZING , Herbert ,

Price: £8.95

Publisher: London New York, DENT DUTTON: 1975

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 120238


H/b , Dust Jacket , VG+/Good+. 1952. Dent/Durtton Childrens Classics.C.I.C series no 95.Colour Frontis & b/w illustrated by Artist Herbert Holzing.Exotic, rich & compelling tales by Hans Baumann. English text by S Humphries.Outstanding collection global Myths Folk tales & Legend worldwided. Set in 4 parts; - Eastern Europe & Siberia / Africa / Asia & Australia / America. Intro; [ brown boards with black title blocks with gilt decs. surround & tiles; both spine & front.bo... View more info

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WITCHCRAFT IN AFRICA

By: BLOOMHILL, GRETA

Price: £12.00

Publisher: CAPE TOWN, HOWARD TIMMINS: 1962

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 119010


Sand coloured paper covered boards with dark brown titles. 220x140mm approx. 172pp. The story of witchcraft in Africa, told in a factual un-biassed manner and the result of many years of close study. VG/G (Book- no notable shelf wear or soiling. Offset browning to end papers. Related newspaper cuttings loosely laid in. Dust Jacket- Moderate to heavy rubbing with paper loss to tail of spine, small nicks and creases. Non price clipped cover- R1.85 now in a removable propr... View more info

THE BLACK UNICORN A magic Kingdom of Landover Novel

By: BROOKS , Terry , "Master of Modern Fantasy"

Price: £2.00

Publisher: Orbit: 2009

Seller ID: 120443


2009.FINE book as new, no inscsp." P/b. Fantasy Fiction. [2 ]." -the master of modern fantasy" prolific author Terry Brooks [the Shannara series]. fantasy , mythical fiction for older child & young adult alike. View more info

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THE RISE OF MODERN MYTHOLOGY1680-1860

By: BURTON FELDMAN & ROBERT D. RICHARDSON

Price: £18.00

Publisher: BLOOMINGTON, INDIANA UNIVERSITY PRESS: 1972

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 122617


Marron cloth boards with gilt titles to spine. 240 x 175mm approx. xxviii + 564pp. Critical history, with extensive documentation, of the rise and development of interest in myth from the early eighteenth through to the middle of the nineteenth century giving generous samples from the original work of every important writer in the period. Many of the sixty readings appear in English or are reproduced for the first time. Separate bibliographies appear on each aspect or wr... View more info

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CORNWALL'S HAUNTED HOUSES

By: CAINE , Margaret , GORTON , Alan ,

Price: £1.00

Publisher: Redruth, Cornwall, TOR MARK: 2012

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 122241


Near FINE P/b.1st ed. The haunted abodes of Cornwall's Penfound Manor / Poundstock Church/ Launceston' s Dockacre House /Warleggan Church / Bolventor's Jamaica Inn / Bodmin's Lanhydrock House / Harlyn House in Trevose etc.[ No inscsp. tight binding, as new throughout] negligible edgewear to bright, clean laminated covers. Please see our image of the actual book offered for sale. View more info

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MEMORIES OF OLD SUSSEX

By: CANDLIN , Lillian , Acclaimed

Price: £4.00

Publisher: Newbury, Countryside Books: 1987

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 121825


FINE P/b.1st ed.Memoirs.The vivid memory of Lillian Candilin who won wide acclaim for her first book Tales of Old Sussex.Brighton born she saw the first Motor Trials of 1905.[Edwardian Sussex Social History] Traditions, Folklore & pastimes to delight all ages.Please see our images of the actual book offered for sale [ the cover is actually darker in colour]. View more info

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BLACK BILLY TEA , NEW ZEALAND BALLADS , By New Zealand's Best-known Ballad Writer Folklorist Joe Charles

By: CHARLES , JOE

Price: £15.00

Publisher: Christchurch, Whitcoulls: 1981

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 11109


1st.96pp Line.illustrated, Joe Charles renouned ballad writer Folklorist of New Zealand[ now retired]. He wrote his 1st ballad aged 10yrs, contents;- 52 ballads.[ bushman / Queensland Harry / Davey Gunn/ Billy Black Tea/ Kauri Scow / Robby Coburn / Buster the Boar / Bullocky's Joy etc ] all part of the country's history & legend. [ book Fine, no inscsp] col illus D/j not clipped.in very good condition - no nicks or tears. PLS see our image. View more info

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ARTS & CRAFTS of SOUTH AMERICA

By: DAVIES , Lucy , FINI , Mo ,

Price: £14.00

Publisher: San Francisco, USA, Chronicle Books: 1995

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 122123


VG+ Large P/b.Traditional Handicraft of Indigenous Peoples of S'America.[ Crafts / Textiles / Costumes / Jewllery / Metalwork / Basketry / Hats / Bags / Pottery / Collectors / background history & beliefs - to ward off evil spirits [myth / folklore ] Lavishly illustrated Full Colour plus some b/w plates & in line.A Rich Vitality & Diversity.Extensive Research by L Davies & M Fini.[an even light spine fade not effecting titles & minor dot-spot colour loss to spine, book ... View more info

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A KENT CHRISTMAS

By: DOEL , GEOFF , DOEL , FRAN , Compiled By

Price: £2.00

Publisher: STROUD, ALAN SUTTON: 1990

Seller ID: 11758


VG+ P/b. A Fascinating pot-pourri of contemporary /historical ancedotes , Traditional Yuletide lore , diary entries , legends , memoirs, poets etc. compiled by G & f Doel.[.Laminated covers, no notable defects, No inscp. 160ps , b/w illustrated] Clean copy tight bindings. Please see our image of the actual book offered for sale. View more info

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THE FORTUNATE ISLANDS The Story of the ISLES of SCILLY History, Legends, Folklore and Customs.

By: E.L.BOWLEY

Price: £8.50

Publisher: ST MARY'S ISLES OF SCILLY, W.P.KENNEDY: 1949

Edition: 3rd Edition

Seller ID: 120725


Green cloth boards with gilt titles to spine. 190 x 125 mm approx. 178 pp. Line Map + 8 b/w photo. plates and one other line illustration in text. Errata Slip tipped in. 3rd Edition of this the Standard Guide to the Scilly Isles first published in 1945. VG+/VG+ (Book- no notable shelf wear to boards, Light offset browning to front free end paper & cover. No previous owner name or insc. Dust Jacket- clean with no nicks or tears and non price clipped. Supplied in easily... View more info

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A DRAUGHT OF THE BLUE Translated from the original manuscript

By: F.W.BAIN

Price: £7.50

Publisher: LONDON, METHUEN & Co Ltd: 1920

Edition: 5th or later Edition

Seller ID: 122833


Grey paper covered boards with ivory cloth quarter binding and gilt titles. 175 x 115 mm approx. xiv + 88pp. Frontis b/w line illustration.Collection of mystic writings ostensibly translated from the Sanskrit but believed to have been penned by the author. VG/Good (Book- Sunning to spine where small loss to d/j, bumps to bottom corners of boards which have modest shelf wear. Previous owner name , date and red ink circular stamp to free front end paper. Dust Jacket- brown... View more info

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THE WALLYPUG OF WHY

By: FARROW , G E

Price: £15.00

Publisher: LONDON, Victor Gollancz Ltd: 1968

Edition: 1st Edition Thus

Seller ID: 11432


H/b, D/j, FINE/VG , 1st edition thus -1968 new issue [1st published 1895 ] , 143pps , illustrated line drawings by Harry Furness , George Edward Farrow prolific Victorian writer - other titles listed to rear , Explanatory introduction by J Avery ," intended as a compliment the Victorians likened the book to Alice in Wonderland ", [Childrens - & adults alike- Fantasy fiction ] 13 chpts [ blue cloth + gilt titles, no inscsp] apple-green/white D/j not price clipped... View more info

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FORTUNE TELLING by CARDS At a Glance [ Card Fortune Telling ]

By: FOLI , P R S , Madame Foli [ Renouned Gypsy Fortune Teller]

Price: £8.50

Publisher: London, ARCO Publications Limited: 1957

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 118757


Smaller format. An Arco book of - series.The great gypsy fortune teller Madame PRS Foli - " she read the sinking of the titanic before the event - fortold exactly how Mussolini would die - President Roosevelt was amazed at her powers, she warned him of Pearl Harbour .. [ eggshell cream cloth to book, tight binding, no inscsp or annotation, light top page crease lines to 1st few pages.- all pages clean] eggshell green Dust Jacket not price clipped, 7s 6d , however lig... View more info

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DER GEFESSELTE FAUST Der MENSCHHEITSKOMODIE LETZTER SCHLUSS

By: GAULKE , Johannes

Price: £35.00

Publisher: Berlin, FREIER Literarischer Verl: 1910

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 11565


1910, H/b, German Text, 400pp. Gilt top edge. Ivory buckram boards with Gilt titles to front & spine with Gilt illus to front. 1593 Christopher Marlowe was stabbed to death in a tavern brawl after a dispute about the Recknynge - he was 29 - his best known paley Doctor Faustus - the first extant edition was not to appear until 1604. Almost all subsequent editions have followed the 2nd 1616 edition..[ book- ink name top title page, tight binding, a couple of foxing spots t... View more info