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GRATEFUL ELEPHANT AND OTHER STORIES TRANSLATED FROM THE PALI
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GRATEFUL ELEPHANT AND OTHER STORIES TRANSLATED FROM THE PALI

By BURLINGAME, EUGENE

LATHROP, DOROTHY. (LATHROP,DOROTHY)illus. THE GRATEFUL ELEPHANT AND OTHER STORIES TRANSLATED FROM THE PALI by Eugene W. Burlingame. New Haven:Yale Univ. Press 1923 (1923). 4to, yellow pict. cloth, 172p., sl. cover soil, VG+. 1st ed. with Lathrop's illus. 26 stories from India, illustrated by Lathrop with cover design, color frontis, title illus., plus 9 fine black and white plates. Very scarce.

$225.00

BEASTS AND MEN
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BEASTS AND MEN

By DE BOSSCHERE, JEAN

DE BOSSCHERE. DE BOSSCHERE,JEAN. BEASTS AND MEN. London: William Heinemann (1918). 8 1/4 x 10 3/4", green pictorial cloth, [179]p., few light marks on rear cover else near Fine. 1st ed. The book includes 24 folk tales collected in Flanders by De Bosschere and featuring 12 fabulous color plates and many striking black and whites and pictorial endpapers. A nice copy of an uncommon title.

$275.00

ENCHANTMENT TALES FOR CHILDREN
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ENCHANTMENT TALES FOR CHILDREN

By PRICE, MARGARET EVANS

PRICE, MARGARET. PRICE,MARGARET EVANS. ENCHANTMENT TALES FOR CHILDREN with an introduction by K. L. Bates. Chicago: Rand McNally (1926). 4to 8 1/4 x 10 3/4", cloth, pictorial paste-on, 118p., near Fine. 1st edition. Greek myths and legends are retold by Price and beautifully illustrated by her with 14 full page and 40 half page color illustrations plus pictorial endpapers. A great copy of a lovely book.

$150.00

MYTHS & LEGENDS OF CHINA
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MYTHS & LEGENDS OF CHINA

By WERNER, E.T.C.

CHINESE INTEREST. MYTHS & LEGENDS OF CHINA by E.T.C. Werner. London: George Harrap (1922, fourth printing 1934). 6 x 8 3/4" 454p., index, owner gift inscription else Fine in dust wrapper (dw repaired on verso). A scientific and philosophical analysis of Chinese legends taken from Chinese sources. Illustrated with 32 beautiful color plates by Chinese artists.

$125.00

FOLK TALES OF BENGAL
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FOLK TALES OF BENGAL

By DAY, LAL BEHARI

GOBLE, WARWICK. (GOBLE, WARWICK) illus. FOLK TALES OF BENGAL by Lal Behari Day. London: MacMillan, 1912. 7 1/2 X 10", red cloth with elaborate gilt pictorial cover [274]p., very small stain on edge of a few pages, lacks one guard, VG+ tight copy with binding bright and beautiful. First edition. 22 folk and fairy tales illustrated with 32 magnificent color plates with lettered tissue guards by Goble. A beautiful book.

$475.00

SEASONS OF SPLENDOUR
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SEASONS OF SPLENDOUR

By JAFFREY, MADHUR

FOREMAN, MICHAEL. INDIA. SEASONS OF SPLENDOUR by Madhur Jaffrey. NY: Atheneum 1985 (1985). 8 x 11", cloth, As New in As New dust wrapper. Stated 1st American edition. Tales, myths and legends from India with each story prefaced by an introduction. Wonderful color illustrations throughout by Michael Foreman.

$50.00

GOLUM
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GOLUM

By SINGER, ISAAC BESHAVIS

SHULEVITZ, URI. SINGER,ISAAC BESHAVIS. THE GOLUM. NY: Farrar Strauss Giroux (1982). 8 vo (6 1/2 x 8 3/4"), cloth, Fine in slipcase (faded on edges). Stated first edition. THIS EDITION IS LIMITED TO 450 NUMBERED COPIES SIGNED BY SINGER AND URI SHULEVITZ the illustrator. The story features a Jewish mythological creature made of clay that helps in times of trouble. Singer first wrote this story in 1969 in Yiddish (as all of his books were written) but this is the first time it appeared in English. Featuring wonderfully evocative full page illustrations by Shulevitz.

$400.00

EAST OF THE SUN AND WEST OF THE MOON
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EAST OF THE SUN AND WEST OF THE MOON

D'AULAIRE, INGRI AND EDGAR. (D'AULAIRE,INGRI & EDGAR)illus. EAST OF THE SUN AND WEST OF THE MOON. NY: Viking / Junior Literary Guild 1939 (Oct. 1938). Large 4to (8 3/4 x 11 1/2, brown pictorial cloth, Fine in VG+ dust wrapper (dw slightly worn at spine ends and small rubbed area on front panel). Stated first edition, printed from first edition sheets but Guild edition has 1939 on title page. 21 Norwegian fairy tales were selected and edited by the D'Aulaires and beautifully illustrated by them with pictorial endpapers plus many very lovely full page lithographs. This is an excellent copy.

$100.00

DEVIL'S TAIL
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DEVIL'S TAIL

By VALEN, NANINE

McPHAIL, DAVID. McPHAIL,DAVID. THE DEVIL'S TAIL by Nanine Valen. Offered here are two of the illustrator's dummies for this book published in 1978 by Scribner. The story itself is a strange tale based upon an old French legend about three children who bring a frozen man into their home to thaw out. Each dummy measures 7 x 8 1/2", some margin soil and stains, really VG+. Both have the text typewritten and pasted in with many corrections and changes in one of the dummies. Each also has a profusion of full and partial page pen and ink drawings by McPhail and the illustrations for both dummies are decidedly different. One is clearly earlier with less detail but more pages (61). On the cover of the other McPhail has inscribed "Best Wishes from David McPhail" with an illustration and title of The Devil's Tale under which he wrote (Bastard title). This mock-up has 55 pages. You don't often get to see more than one dummy for the same book. These allow you to really appreciate the process. McPhail was born in Newburyport, Mass.. He has illustrated the work of others, notably Nancy Willard's Sailing To Cythera which was one of AIGA's 50 Books of the Year in 1974, and he has authored and illustrated a profusion of books on his own. His Captain Toad and the Motorbike was likewise included in AIGA's 1979 show of 50 Best Books. McPhail belongs to the new breed of children's book illustrators, along with James Marshall, Trina Schart Hyman and others - who bring a fresh originality to children's literature. McPhail's style ranges broadly from intricate detail reminiscent of Sendak's and E.H. Shepard's line illustrations to the broad strokes of William Steig. See Hornbook Illustrators of Children's Books vol. 4 p. 4-5, 143.

$1750.00

BOOK OF GREEK MYTHS
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BOOK OF GREEK MYTHS

By D'AULAIRE, INGRI & EDGAR

D'AULAIRE, INGRI & EDGAR. (D'AULAIRE,INGRI & EDGAR)illus. BOOK OF GREEK MYTHS. NY: Doubleday and Company (1962). Large 4to (9 1/4 x 12 1/2", 192p., slight cover soil, VG+ in dust wrapper (dw frayed, creased, 1" piece off top of backstrip, 1/2" off bottom). Stated 1st edition. Nearly 50 myths were adapted by the D'Aulaires and Illustrated by them throughout in color and monotone. A very readable and lovely book.

$125.00

TALES FROM SILVER LANDS
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TALES FROM SILVER LANDS

By FINGER, CHARLES

HONORE, PAUL. FINGER,CHARLES. TALES FROM SILVER LANDS. NY: Doubleday Page 1924 (1924). 4to (7 1/2 x 9 1/4"), cloth, Fine condition (no dust wrapper). Stated 1st edition. NEWBERY AWARD WINNER. The text includes 19 fairy tales and legends from Central and South America. It is beautifully illustrated by PAUL HONORE with 10 full page color woodcuts. THIS COPY IS INSCRIBED BY CARL SANDBURG (TO WHOM THE BOOK IS DEDICATED). The inscription reads: "TO --- A BAD, BAD BOOK / WORTH READING / CARL SANDBURG." Charles Fingers dedicates the book "To Carl Sandburg and his friends, my children Helen and Herbert." A special copy.

$1200.00

GREEN WILLOW AND OTHER JAPANESE FAIRY TALES
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GREEN WILLOW AND OTHER JAPANESE FAIRY TALES

By GRACE, JAMES

GOBLE, WARWICK. (GOBLE,WARWICK)illus. GREEN WILLOW AND OTHER JAPANESE FAIRY TALES by James Grace. London: Macmillan & Co. 1910. Large, thick 4to (9 1/2 x 11 1/2"), publishers full vellum binding, silk ties, top edge gilt, 281p., some soil and rubbing to vellum, internally clean and fine and overall VG+. DE LUXE LARGE PAPER EDITION (LIMITED TO 500 COPIES). Featuring 40 magnificent tipped-in color plates with printed guards by Goble. The illustrations are mounted on heavy stock brown paper and are perfectly suited to the tales. This limited edition is rare.

$2000.00

YANKEE DOODLE'S COUSINS
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YANKEE DOODLE'S COUSINS

By MALCOLMSON

MCCLOSKEY. (McCLOSKEY,ROBERT)illus. YANKEE DOODLE'S COUSINS. Boston: Houghton Mifflin 1941 (1941). 4to (7 1/2 x 9 3/4"), [268]p., red cloth, Fine in nice dust wrapper with 1" piece off spine. 1st edition. 27 stories about all of the immortal American folk heros are arranged geographically, including a section on Black Americans. Wonderfully illustrated by McCloskey with pictorial endpapers and a profusion of full page and smaller illustrations throughout the text.

$425.00

HUNGARIAN FAIRY BOOK
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HUNGARIAN FAIRY BOOK

By POGANY, NANDOR

POGANY, WILLY. (POGANY,WILLY)illus. HUNGARIAN FAIRY BOOK by Nandor Pogany. NY: Frederick Stokes, no date, circa 1913. 8vo (5 3/4 x 8 1/8"), blue pictorial cloth, 287p., slightest bit of soil else near fine condition. 26 Hungarian fairy tales are illustrated by Pogany with color frontis plus a profusion of full and partial page black and whites in Pogany's Art Nouveau style. A very scarce and lovely Pogany item and an interesting collection of fairy tales as well.

$500.00

TALE OF TSAREVICH IVAN, THE FIRE-BIRD AND GREY WOLF
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TALE OF TSAREVICH IVAN, THE FIRE-BIRD AND GREY WOLF

BILIBIN, IVAN. (BILIBIN,IVAN)illus. THE TALE OF TSAREVICH IVAN, THE FIRE BIRD AND GREY WOLF. Moscow: 1901. Folio (10 x 13"), pictorial wraps, light rubbing, near Fine. Illustrated by Bilibin with cover design plus 3 full page and 5 smaller magnificent chromolithographs. This is the first title in Bilibin's large picture book series. See Golynets plate 1 for a reproduction. Nice copy.

$1200.00

ODYSSEY
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ODYSSEY

WYETH, N.C.. (WYETH,N.C)illus. THE ODYSSEY OF HOMER translated by G.H. Palmer. Boston: Houghton Mifflin 1929. 4to (8 x 11"), blue gilt pictorial cloth with pig-skin spine and leather label, 314p., Fine IN ORIGINAL BOX. LIMITED TO 550 NUMBERED COPIES SIGNED BY WYETH AND PALMER INCLUDING AN EXTRA SUITE OF PLATES IN AN ENVELOPE. llustrated by Wyeth with pictorial endpapers and 16 magnificent mounted color plates. Also features a 1 page facsimile letter from Palmer to the publishers, and a note on the book by Wyeth. One of the scarcest of all Wyeth books rarely found complete with the extra illustrations and box.

$3750.00

BETTER KNOWN AS JOHNNY APPLESEED
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BETTER KNOWN AS JOHNNY APPLESEED

By HUNT, MABEL LEIGH

DAUGHERTY, JAMES. HUNT,MABEL LEIGH. BETTER KNOWN AS JOHNNY APPLESEED. Philadelphia & New York: J.B. Lippincott (1950). 8vo (5 1/2 x 8 1/4"), cloth, owner name on endpaper, tip rubbed else VG in dust wrapper (dw worn at folds and spine ends, no award seal). Stated First Edition. The legend of Johnny Appleseed is presented ion 9 stories. Illustrated by James Daugherty with color wrapper and in line in-text. A scarce NEWBERY HONOR title.

$75.00

ORIGINAL ART: THE WIZARD'S DAUGHTER
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ORIGINAL ART: THE WIZARD'S DAUGHTER

By CONOVER, CHRIS

CONOVER, CHRIS. CONOVER,CHRIS. ORIGINAL ART: THE WIZARD'S DAUGHTER. Offered here is a fine watercolor of an eagle about to pounce on a fish. It is used as a partial page illustration in the Wizard's Daughter, a Viking legend retold by Conover and published by Little Brown and Company in 1984. The image measures 3" wide x 4 1/2" signed. The fish is actually a young man put under a spell by the evil Wizard. It is a striking image with tremendous detail. Conover has been illustrating children's books since 1974. Her work is noted for rich colors and incredible attention to detail, some of which is executed using a magnifying glass for accuracy. There is plenty to look at but without the overcrowding that hampers so many modern children's books.

$275.00

SCIENCE OF FAIRY TALES

By HARTLAND, EDWIN SIDNEY

(MILNE,A.A.). THE SCIENCE OF FAIRY TALES: An Inquiry Into Fairy Mythology by Edwin Hartland. Lond: Methuen, (1925 2nd ed.). 8vo, blue cloth, 372p., sl. wear to spine, corners sl. bumped, else VG. A fascinating and very readible inquiry into the origins of fairy lore, with a 4 p. intro by Milne. Index.

$50.00

DE TUIN DER GODEN: MYTHEN DER EGYPTENAREN

By HAMEL

PIECK, ANTON. (PIECK,ANTON)illus. DE TUIN DER GODEN: MYTHEN DER EGYPTENAREN... INDIERS, GRIEKEN, SCANDINAVIERS EN KELTEN. 2 e druk, Utrecht [Holland]: W. de Haan nd ca 1940. Thick 4to, cl. backed pict. bds, 407p., sl. wear, near Fine. A book of myths and legends from Egypt, Greece, Celtic, India and Scandanavia. Illus. by noted Dutch artist with 5 magnificent tipped-on color plates plus numerous full and partial page b&w's.

$250.00

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