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Stories from The Arabian Nights

By retold by Laurence Housman with drawings by Edmund Dulac.

London: Hodder & Stoughon, 1907. Limited edition. Hardcover. Very good. Quarto (oversized). Limited edition, 173/350 copies. Decorated vellum binding. SIGNED by Dulac on limitation page. All illustrations after the text, instead of on various pages as the table of contents suggests. Vellum binding curves at edges. Missing silk ties. Bookplate removed at first pastedown. 6 of the most famous tales, illustrated by one of the great turn of the century book illustrators.


English Fairy Tales Retold

By Steel, Flora Annie. illustrated Rackham, Arthur,

London: Heinemann, 1918. Limited edition. Hardcover. Good. Quarto (oversized). Bound in vellum with gilt lettering & design on front board. Limited edition 81/500, signed by Rackham on limitation page. Scuffing to boards, with one scratch at front board. Corners bumped. In newer slipcase. Sixteen color plates on white paper, with captioned tissue guards. Forty-one drawings in black and white. An entertaining collection of fairy tales, wonderfully illustrated by reknowned artist Rackham in an uncommon edition. One of the more scarce Rackham books, due to smaller edition.


Chinese New Year : Fact and Folklore. Food & Snacks of Chinese Festivals Series no. 2

By Hu, William C. foreword by Leonard Woodcock

Ann Arbor: Ars Ceramica, 1991. First edition. Hardcover. Very good/very good. Quarto (oversized). Slight wear to edges and corners of boards and dust jacket. 400 p. w/ b&w illus, recipes, appendices. A fun and interesting work covering all apsects of the Chinese New Year.


The Jack in the Green : a May Day Custom. The Folklore Society Mistletoe Series

By Judge, Roy

Cambridge: DS Brewer and Rowan and Littlefield for the Folklore Society, 1979. First edition UK. Hardcover. Very good/very good. Octavo (standard size). Slight wear to edges and corner of boards and dust jacket. 145 p. w/ illus., distribution map, bibliography, geographical and general index. A study of the leaf and wicker or wood covered man or boy seen in the May Day sports, usually of chimney sweeps, from the 17th c. records forward.


The Trials and Tribulations of Little Red Riding Hood : Versions of the Tale in a Sociocultural Context

By Zipes, Jack

South Hadley, MA: Bergin & Garvey Publishers, 1984. 2nd printing. Hardcover. Very good/very good. Octavo (standard size). Slight wear to edges and corner of boards and a bit more so to dust jacket. xi, 298 (2) p. w/ color and b&w illus., notes, selected chronological bbliography or Red Riding Hood texts, general bibliography. A study of over 30 "best" versons of this tale and a detailed examination of the social history.


Native American Balladry : A Descriptive Study and a Bibliogaphical Syllabus. Revised edition

By Laws, G. Malcolm Jr.

Philadelphia: The American Folklore Society, 1975. Later printing of revised 1964 edition. Hardcover. Very good/No dust jacket issued. Octavo (standard size). Slight wear to edges and corners of boards. 298 p. w/ footnotes, bibliography, index of ballads and songs. Despite the title, this is a work noting home grown American ballads, not those of native peoples. About half of the work is scholarly study, the other half a syllabus listing ballds on war, cowboys and pioneers, lumberjacks, sailors and the sea, criminals and outlaws, murder, tragedies and disasters, "negros", and misc topics.


Wilbur Day : Hunter, Guide, and Poacher. An Autobiography. Northeast Folklore XXVI

By Day, Wilbur. Ives, Edward D. Editor

Orono ME: Northeast Folklore Society, 1986. First edition. Paperback Original. Very good. Thin small octavo (standard size). Slight wear to edges and corners of covers. 120 p. w/ fold out map, appendix, notes. Day (1864-1924) was a Maine outdoorsman and storyteller active during the time that game laws were being enacted in the late 19th c. with the ensuing arrival of game wardens. An unusual and entertaining memoir of a backwoodsman. Uncommon.


The History of Folklore in Europe

By Cocchiara, Giuseppe. translated by John N. McDaniel

Philadelphia: Institute for the Study of Human Issues, 1971. First edition. Hardcover. Very good/very good. Thick, small quarto (oversized). Slight wear to edges and corners of boards and dust jacket. 703 p. w/ foot notes and endnotes, annotated list of names, index. A serious stufy lookign not onlyy at the history of the discipline of folklore studies, but also of the "role of 'the folk' in European culture from the Renaissance" to the mid 20th c.


Thunderbirds! the Living Legends of Giant Birds

By Hall, Mark A.

Bloomginton, MN: the author, 1988. First edition. Oversized Paperback. Very good. Thin quarto (oversized). Slight wear to edges and corners of covers. Light scuffing to covers. 100 p. w/ maps, notes, index, illustrations. A survey of both the mythological and archaeological past of gant birds and more recent (up to 1988) citings and reports.


Folk-Lore of the Sea Islands, South Carolina. Memoirs of the American Folk-Lore Society Volume XVI

By Parsons, Elsie Clewe

Cambridge, MA: American Folk-Lore Society, 1923. First edition. Hardcover in full cloth. Very Good. No dust jacket issued. Octavo ( standard size) . Slight wear to edges and corners of boards. Spine slightly faded. Head and tail of spine bumped. 219 p. w/ list of informants and writers, bibliography, riddles, toasts, game songs, and a discussion of folk ways. An important work detailing folklore in various forms from the African American residents of the islands east of Port Royal and North of Hilton Head on the Carolina coast. Interestingly, because the author stayed with African American families during her visit, she gained much greater access to their stories. Had she stayed with with residents, the locals told her they would not have been so open. Many of the tales are recorded in dialect, but not all.


Two Death Tales from the Ulster Cycle : the Death of Cu Roi & the Death of CuChulainn [ Cu Chulainn, Cuchulain ]

By translated from the Irish by Maria Tymoczko

Dublin / Atlantic Highlands NJ: Dolmen Press/ Humanities Press, 1981. First edition. Hardcover. Very Good in Very Good (Price-Clipped) DJ. Thin octavo (smaller that standard) Slight wear to edges and corners of dj and boards, some suffing and marks to dj. Heel of spine bumped. 110 p. w/ notes, bibliography. A well done scholarly work translating two important Irish tales, both narrating the end of a hero.


Ogopogo, the Okanagan Mystery: From Indian Lore to Contemporary Evidence, the Facts about the Legendary Monster of British Columbia's Okanagan Lake.

By Moon, Mary.

North Pomfret: David & Charles, 1977. First paperback edition. Trade Paperback. Good. Good trade paperback. Light wear and rubbing to edges of covers with creasing on upper corner of back cover and some light scuffing to covers. Price sticker on inside of front cover. Slight foxing to page edges. 195 pages with illustrations and appendix (chronology of sightings).