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AESOP'S FABLES., (Aesop).  Selected and illustrated by Michael Hague.
1 (Aesop). Selected and illustrated by Michael Hague. AESOP'S FABLES.
New York Holt, Rinehart and Winston 1985 0030020387 / 9780030020384 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Michael Hague. 
27 pp, 10 1/4" H. Beaufifully illustrated throughout in full colour. Contents: The Town Mouse and the Country Mouse; The Lion and the Mouse; The Fox and the Goat; The Cat and the Birds; The Crow and the Pitcher; The Mice in Council; The Marriage of the Sun; The Hare and the Tortoise; The Wolf and the Kid; The Fox and the Grapes; The Ass in the Lion's Skin; The Fox and the Crow; The Cock and the Jewel. Spine has a slight lean, one very minor corner bump. Dust jacket has slight fading to spine color. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE RANDOLPH CALDECOTT TREASURY., Billington, Elizabeth T., selected and edited by.  Appreciation by Maurice Sendak.
2 Billington, Elizabeth T., selected and edited by. Appreciation by Maurice Sendak. THE RANDOLPH CALDECOTT TREASURY.
New York Frederick Warne 1978 0723261393 / 9780723261391 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Good Randolph Caldecott. 
288 pp, oblong (9 5/8" H x 10 1/2" D). Profusely illustrated in sepiatone and colour. Contents: Production Notes; Preface; Wood-Engraved Picture of Randolph Caldecott; Randolph Caldecott: An Appreciation, by Maurice Sendak; A Quest For Caldecott; The Caldecott Medal; Randolph Caldecott and Edmund Evans: A Partnership of Equals, by Michael Hutchins; Selections from the Work of Randolph Caldecott (Early Sketches / European Sketches / American Sketches / Baron Bruno / Old Christmas at Bracebridge Hall / Selections from Other Books / Selections from Aesop's Fables); Selections from Magazine Articles (The Character of Dogs / Fox Hunting: By a Man in a Round Hat); Other Works; The Picture Books (The House that Jack Built / The Diverting History of John Gilpin / The Milkmaid / Hey Diddle Diddle / Unused Drawings From the Queen of Hearts / Miscellaneous Selections from the Picture Books); List of References; Index. Very light wrinkling at top/bottom of hinges, Light stain at bottom of fore-edge of text block, very small soiling mark at bottom of spine, very small red pencil mark on rear endpapers. Dust jacket has light edge wear/wrinkling, irregular shaped price-clip at top of front flap, a 2" tear archivally taped at top of rear flap, small chip at bottom of spine, light soiling marks - mainly on rear panel and bottom of flap-folds. 
Price: 30.00 USD
 
 
3 Bruni, Stephen T. / Wyeth, Betsy James / Wolff, Theodore F. / Crosman, Christopher. Foreword: David Michaelis. Introduction: Susan C. Larsen. WONDROUS STRANGE: THE WYETH TRADITION - HOWARD PYLE, N.C. WYETH, ANDREW WYETH, JAMES WYETH.
Boston Bulfinch Press 1998 0821225375 / 9780821225370 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good- Howad Pyle, N.C. Wyeth, Andrew Wyeth, James Wyeth. 
168 pp, 4to (11 1/4" H). "Swashbuckling, romantic, mysterious, fantastical - all these words can be used to describe the art in this splendid book of 'wondrous strange' paintings by four great American artists. Conceived and entitled by Betsy James Wyeth, (it) focuses on an aspect of American realism that stems from the great turn-of-the-century illustrator Howard Pyle and continues in the work of his student N.C. Wyeth, N.C.'s son Andrew Wyeth, and his grandson Jamie Wyeth. The thread that links the four artists is an imaginative, often disquieting, dreamlike imagery - 'the incarnation of the fantastic in everyday reality'. The colourful paintings - thirty by each artist - are brimming with madness, mystery, high emotion, and drama. As Susan Larsen notes in the introduction, this book 'is full of literary flights of fancy, exotic adventures, spiritual journeys, romantic encounters, and children's fables played out on the stage of ordinary life'. Other insightful essays examine the relationships among Pyle and the Wyeths, suggesting how illustration and the fine arts intersect in their work. (This) is an enchanting collection of art by America's most famous family of artists." Small bump at bottom edge of front board. Dust jacket has come light edge wrinkling, light fading to spine and front hinge color. 
Price: 45.00 USD
 
 
DICK WHITTINGTON AND HIS CAT.  (ALSO INCLUDES:  THE HALF-CHICK; THE LITTLE RED HEN AND THE GRAIN OF WHEAT; FIVE LITTLE CHICKENS; CHICKS; HIDE-AND-SEEK; IN THE CHICKEN YARD; FAITHFUL GOLDIE; THE MAGPIE'S NEST; WEE ROBIN'S CHRISTMAS SONG; ETC.), Clinton, Althea L., editor.  Illustrated by Bill Bailey.
4 Clinton, Althea L., editor. Illustrated by Bill Bailey. DICK WHITTINGTON AND HIS CAT. (ALSO INCLUDES: THE HALF-CHICK; THE LITTLE RED HEN AND THE GRAIN OF WHEAT; FIVE LITTLE CHICKENS; CHICKS; HIDE-AND-SEEK; IN THE CHICKEN YARD; FAITHFUL GOLDIE; THE MAGPIE'S NEST; WEE ROBIN'S CHRISTMAS SONG; ETC.)
Saalfield, Akron, Ohio, c1931. 
Unpaginated, large 8vo (9 5/8" H), hard cover (pictorial front cover) - no dust jacket. B&w illustrations. Additional stories, verses: Something About Tommy; Do Not Boast; The Cats and the Monkey; What Kitty Said to the China Cat; Our Barnyard; On ce There Was a Kitty; Why Cats Wash Their Faces After Eating; The Owl and the Pussy-Cat. Book light cracked at several places - pages holding well, moderate to heavy edge wear, a few scattered tiny light foxing marks and rubbing marks on b o a r d s , s l ight bump at corners. Good 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
ANTEROS QUARTET.  1. THE FAR KINGDOMS.  2. THE WARRIOR'S TALE.  3. KINGDOMS OF THE NIGHT.  4. THE WARRIOR RETURNS.  (THE FAR KINGDOMS SERIES).  4 VOLUME SET., Cole, Allan and Bunch, Chris.
5 Cole, Allan and Bunch, Chris. ANTEROS QUARTET. 1. THE FAR KINGDOMS. 2. THE WARRIOR'S TALE. 3. KINGDOMS OF THE NIGHT. 4. THE WARRIOR RETURNS. (THE FAR KINGDOMS SERIES). 4 VOLUME SET.
New York Del Rey / Ballantine Mass Market Paperbacks Very Good+ Cover art by Keith Parkinson (1&2) and Gnemo (3&4). 
Four volume set, 6 7/8" H. 1. The Far Kingdoms - 439 pp, 1994 1st printing, ISBN 0345380568 - "a place of bright sunlight and magic, where wine and song were always sweet, every purse was fat with gold, and every heart at ease. (It was) said to lie in the distant east, across the straits of the Narrow Sea, beyond the benighted Pepper Coast, in uncharted territory. Young, pampered Amalric Antero cared only for real places and possible dreams. But then he meet Janos Greycloak, a dashing soldier who dabbled in forbidden magic and who carried on him proof of riches and mysteries beyond imagination. And suddenly Amalric found himself setting out on the adventure of a lifetime, a daring and perilous quest through unknown lands peopled by nightmares, to seek the ultimate in fables." 2. The Warrior's Tale - 471 pp, 1995 3rd printing, ISBN 0345387341 - Captain Rali Emilie Antero came from an illustrious family of traders, wizards, and adventurers. But Rali cared little for magic, and even less for journeying. She was a soldier, captain of the elite Maranon Guard, staunch defenders of the magestic city of Orissa. But her family legacy was about to catch up with her. For the Guard's latest mission was sheer suicide: a sea-going odyssey in search of an evil master wizard - the last Archon of Lycanth - who had fled with an secret doomsday spell that could destroy all of civilization. It would be Rali's greatest challenge: a desperate pursuit, raging across the great Western Sea to the fire reefs that marked the end of the world - and beyond, to places unmarked even in legend." 3. Kingdoms of the Night - 436 pp, 1996 first printing, ISBN 0345387325 - "Ever since Amalric Antero returned from the legendary Far Kingdoms, bringing with him magic and riches, the people of Orissa believed they lived in a golden age. Even Amalric did not suspect the truth: that dark forces from another world threatened his beloved city. Then a beautiful stranger arrived claiming to be the great-granddaughter of Janos Greycloak, master-wizard and betrayer of Amalric's youth. And Amalric learned that the idyllic lands he had thought were the Far Kingdoms were not - and that the real Far Kingdoms, The Kingdoms of the Night, were all that stood between civilization and unimaginably evil powers from another world. But now the strength of the Kingdoms was flagging. Only someone with a stout heart and a legacy of magic flowing through his veins - someone like Amalric Antero - could hope to unravel the secrets of the Old Ones and lock the door between realities once and for all. And so Amalric set out, with little more than his wits and the magic of another Greycloak, to find the Kingdoms of the Night." 4. The Warrior Returns - 440 pp, 1997 1st printing, ISBN 0345413121 - "All of Orissa believed that Rali Emilie Antero, legendary warrior and sorceress extraordinaire, was dead, lost at sea during some grand adventure gone wrong. In fact, Rali was not dead, but left entombed in ice to dream for eternity - until a goddess needed her for one last quest. Novari, a beautiful succubus intent on achieving ultimate power, had swept the world by storm. All the Anteros has been assassinated - save one: a golden, magical child named Emilie. Novari had succeeded in taking Orissa. Now she had only to seize little Emilie, as well. She never counted on the return of Rali Antero - ." Interiors - vol. 4 has a bookstore stamp on first page, otherwise clean and tght with no other ownership marks. Exteriors - very light edge wear - vol. 1 has a 1/2" scuff at top of front hinge, vol. 1 has a small date stamp on bottom of text block, vol. 2 has a few faint creases on the spine and a light spine lean. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
6 Crane, Walter. OF THE DECORATIVE ILLUSTRATION OF BOOKS OLD AND NEW.
London Bracken 1984 0946495416 / 9780946495412 Reprint Hard Cover Very Good - Very Good 
243 pp, 8vo (8" H). B&w illustrations. "Originally published in 1896, this survey of book illustration is both a comprehensive guide to many facets of early work in the field and important evidence of Victorian taste and the influences which shaped it. Walter Crane, as a leading designer and illustrator, was exceptionally well placed to survey the subject - indeed, some of the finest pieces among over 100 drawings reproduced here are those by Crane himself. Crane begins by describing the artist's role in producing manuscripts and early printed books up to the end of the sixteenth century, giving an account of Italian, French and (particularly) German work. He then moves to the beginning of 'modern illustration', which he dates from the work of Blake, and takes in most of the major Victorian exponents of the art, with examples from such men as Rossetti, Selwyn Image, Arthur Hughes, Laurence Housman, Howard Pyle and Will H. Bradley. The result is a book which has delighted the collector for many years, and is now in increasing demand among art historians and typographers." Faint erased pencil mark on front free endpaper, light browning in margins of pages and to edges of text block, light wrinkling at fore-edge of pages 32 to 44 with two very small tears on fore-edge of pages 37 to 40 that are archivally taped. Dust jacket has minor edge wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds. 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
 
7 Crossley-Holland, Kevin, chosen and introduction by. (Thomas Crofton Croker, Edward Clodd, Sir John Rhys, George Waldron, Helen Waddell, Sir Walter Scott, Joseph Jacobs, Alan Garner, Thomas Keightley, Hugh Miller, Ernest M. Marwick, P.H. Emerson, et al.) FOLK-TALES OF THE BRITISH ISLES.
London Folio Society 1985 Hard Cover Very Good Hannah Firmin. 
393 pp, 9" H. Bound in quarter black cloth, light green paper boards with a pattern in dark green based on a design by Birgitte Cramer, light green endpapers. Gilt lettering/decoration on spine. Medium brown slipcase. Hannah Firmin's b&w wood-engravings consist of a frontispiece and 57 head-pieces, one of which is used seven times. A collection of folk-tales, legends and fairy tales from England, Scotland, Wales, Ireland and the Isle of Man, under the headings: Fairies; Origins and Causes; Kings and Heroes; Fabulous Beasts; Nursery and Jocular; Ghosts; Fables and Animal Tales; Giants and Strong Men; Historical; Saints and Devils; Enchantment; Envoi. Tiny bump at bottom of rear hinge. Slipcase has tiny dent on one front edge, light soiling on bottom panel, very small bump at one top rear corner. 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
8 Duane, O.B. AFRICAN MYTHS & LEGENDS.
Brockhampton, (London, 1998). 
128 pp, 4to, HC in dust jacket. Beautifully illustrated in color with reproductions of paintings and etchings. "Populated by spirits and demons, sorcerers and tricksters, warriors and gods, animals and reptiles, African mythology is hugely divers e, yet innately accessible and realistic. The African continent hosts over one thousand languages and with each comes a unique twist to the extraordinary tales which characterize the fabric of their mythological tapestry...(this book) i s a d a z z l i n g collection of the most enthralling of these tales...a powerful tribute to the sagacity and the extraordinary originality of Africa, whose unique interpretation of life and the world around us has such timeless appeal." Very mi n or ed ge we ar t o du st jacket. This is a new, unread book - bright and clean. NF/NF 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
9 GROLIER SOCIETY TITLES: MARIGOLD GARDEN / THE QUEEN OF HEARTS / A VISIT TO THE ZOOLOGICAL GARDENS / FABLES OF LA FONTAINE; PEPPER; WILD ANIMALS I HAVE KNOWN: LOBO AND BINGO; JACKANAPES; FIVE FABLES OF LA FONTAINE; SAMSON'S BREAKFAST (EMMA AND HER TIGER), Greenaway, Kate; Uncle John; Fontain, Jean de la; Pyle, Howard; Seton, Ernest Thompson; Ewing, Juliana Horatia; and Makower, Sylvia.
9 Greenaway, Kate; Uncle John; Fontain, Jean de la; Pyle, Howard; Seton, Ernest Thompson; Ewing, Juliana Horatia; and Makower, Sylvia. 9 GROLIER SOCIETY TITLES: MARIGOLD GARDEN / THE QUEEN OF HEARTS / A VISIT TO THE ZOOLOGICAL GARDENS / FABLES OF LA FONTAINE; PEPPER; WILD ANIMALS I HAVE KNOWN: LOBO AND BINGO; JACKANAPES; FIVE FABLES OF LA FONTAINE; SAMSON'S BREAKFAST (EMMA AND HER TIGER)
New York Grolier Society 1967 Soft Cover Very Good Kate Greenaway, Randolph Caldecott, Gustave Dore, Howard Pyle, Ernest Thompson Seton, M.B. de Monvel & Slyvia Makower. 
Nine books from a series put out by the Grolier Society in the mid 1960s, each approx. 7 5/8" H, with colour and/or b&w illustrations. 1. Marigold Garden: Pictures and Rhymes, by Kate Greenaway (T16), 61 pp, no date. 2. The Queen of Hearts & Sing a Song of Sixpence, illustrated by Randolph Caldecott (T23), 64 pp, no date. 3. A Visit to the Zoological Gardens, by Uncle John (T27), 64 pp, 1967. 4. Fables of La Fontaine, retold by Roberta Sewal, illustrated by Gustave Dore (T30), 63 pp, 1967. 5. Pepper: Seasoning for Young Folk, by Howard Pyle, edited by Roberta Sewal (T32), 63 pp, 1967. 6. Wild Animals I Have Known: Lobo and Bingo, by Ernest Thompson Seton (T34), 59 pp, 1967. 7. Jacka-napes, by Juliana Horatia Ewing, illustrated by Randolph Caldecott (T36), 61 pp, no date. 8. Five Fables by La Fontaine, by Roberta Sewal, illustrated by M.B. de Monvel (T41), 64 pp, 1967. 9. Samson's Breakfast (Emma and her Tiger), by Sylvia Makower (T64), 57 pp, 1968. Interiors - Samson's Breakfast has soft bump to bottom corner of pages, otherwise all books are clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exteriors - very light edge wear - mainly on spines, soft bump to bottom corner of Samson's Breakfast, very light rubbing on covers. 
Price: 50.00 USD
 
 
MARIANNE MOORE:  THE CAGE AND THE ANIMAL., Hall, Donald.
10 Hall, Donald. MARIANNE MOORE: THE CAGE AND THE ANIMAL.
Pegasus, New York, 1970. 
199 pp, 8vo (8 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. "(This) is a study of the life, character, and art of one of America's finest poets....(It) accounts for every phase of Miss Moore's life, the early sources of her unusual character, the quick reco gnition and encouragement of her work by Ezra Pound, her years as a young poet in Greenwich Village where her contemporaries included Alfred Kreymborg, William Carlos Williams, H.D., and Wallace Stevens, her distinguished and controversial e d i t o r s h i p of the 'Dial', the most prestigious literary magazine of its day, her 'retirement' to Brooklyn where she continued for decades consistently to produce some of the best poems written in our time. The major part of the book, howev er , is d ev ot ed t o Miss Moore's poetry - from her first book, 'Poems', arranged for and published in 1921 by friends without her knowledge, to the 'Complete Poems' in 1967. Mr. Hall sees danger and protection as recurring preoccupations in Mi ss Mo ore 's wor k, and sh ow s how, in poem after poem, she has explored these themes, calling to her defense a wonderful array of self-sufficient animals and objects, and conjuring such bright shields as independence, courage, love, and imaginati on. T hrou gh minu te atte ntio n t o the language of the poems, he reveals Miss Moore as a poet of fantasy, distortion, and deep feeling....(This book) offers valuable new perspectives on one of the most intriguing figures in twentieth-century le tter s an d mak es acces sib le on e of the richest and most rewarding achievements of modern poetry." Minor edge wear. Dust jacket has very light edge wear/wrinkling, light rubbing. Very Good+/Very Good 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
ORIENTAL FAIRY TALES., Herder, Liebeskind, and Krummacher.  (From the German of)
11 Herder, Liebeskind, and Krummacher. (From the German of) ORIENTAL FAIRY TALES.
New York United States Book Company, Successors to John W. Lovell Company Hard Cover Good 
300 pp, small 8vo (7 1/2" H), brick-coloured boards with black floral decoration and gold title blocks on spine and front board. Floral endpapers, b&w illustrations. No date. Contents: Introduction: Oberon and Titania; The Journey; The Magic Ring; The Dream of Mirza; Abdallah; The Three Sons; The Journey to Babylon; El Rakham or the Marriage-Collar; The Birds of Solomon; The Queen of the Mountains; The Prisoner; The Enchanted Well; The Man of Sensibility; The Ass of Dadschial; The Water of Life; The Recompense; The Blue Palm-Tree; The Consolation in Misfortune; The King and the Goatherd; The Peasant of Bilbis; The Transformation; The Dream of Almet; The Vision of Bossaldab; The Best Patrimony; Queen Amberboah; Hypocrisy; Mostanser; The Fairy Barque; The Travelers; Mahmood's Mirror; The Prudent Vizier; Alaeddin; Fidelity Put to the Test; The Sacres Fire; The Adroit Reproof; Notes. Small tear on inside front hinge, some scattered foxing marks throughout book - mainly on preliminary pages, light browning to edges of endpapers, heavy browning and foxing on edges of text block, edge wear, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, contemporary gift inscription on front free endpaper. 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
12 Hood, Hugh; Hornyansky, Michael; Callaghan, Barry; Ford, R.A.D.; Wilson, Jack Lowther; Finnigan, Joan; Kattan, Naim; Bowering, George; Watt, F.W.; Verthuy, Mair; Maclennan, Hugh, Beckwith, John, Grosskurth, Phyllis, Weaver, Robert. THE TAMARACK REVIEW. AUTUMN 1965. ISSUE 37.
Tamarack Review, Toronto, 1965. 
112 pp, 8 1/2" H, soft cover. Contents: The Holy Man, by Hugh Hood; The Truth of Fables, by Michael Hornyansky; An Interview with Marie-Claire Blais, by Barry Callaghan; Recent Russian Poetry, by R.A.D. Ford; Singing, by Jack Lowther Wilson; Five Poems, by Joan Finnigan; Montreal Letter, by Naim Kattan; Windigo, by George Bowering; A Thank-you Letter, for E's Lovely Breasts, by F.W. Watt; Defeat, by Mair Verthuy; Two Books on Canada, by Hugh Maclennan; Wanda Landowska, by John Beckwith; Wils on's O Canada, by Phyllis Grosskurth; Money and Power On the Run, by Robert Weaver; Letter; Contributors. Interior - small bump to top corner of first few pages, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - wrinkli n g o n s p i n e, minor edge wear to covers, light wear at top/bottom of spine, a few small soft creases on rear cover, small crease at top corner of front cover, very light rubbing, minor soiling, very light browning to edges of textblock and co ve rs , v er y s ma ll b ump at top of spine. Good+ 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
13 Hunt, Peter, editor. Associate editors: Dennis Butts, Ethel Heins, Margaret Kinnell, Tony Watkins. With Gillian Avery, Anne Scott MacLeod, Julia Briggs, Zena Sutherland, Peter Hollindale, Michael Stone, Roderick McGillis & Beth Gilderdale. CHILDREN'S LITERATURE: AN ILLUSTRATED HISTORY.
Oxford Oxford University Press 1995 0192123203 / 9780192123206 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Very Good 
378 pp, large 8vo (9 7/8" H). Pictorial endpapers, many b&w and color photographs and reproductions. "(T)races the history of children's books in Britain, the USA, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand from the very first printed books through to the present day. (This book) takes 'children's literature' to mean books designed for children as well as books for childhood, and so embraces everything from religious tracts to multi-media comics, from the 'classic' to the unashamedly popular. Written by leading experts, this survey shows that children's literature reflects how childhood has been defined, controlled, and appreciated at different times. It reveals how adults have explored questions of power, entertainment, sexuality, and equality through their writing for children, and demonstrates how the borders between what is adult and what children's fiction are routinely blurred. A series of chronological chapters charts the 'history' which begins in the sixteenth century with grammars and ABCs. We move from books of instruction through to fables and fantasies in the eighteenth century, from reward books and romance to school stories in the nineteenth, and on to comics, colour picture-books, and science fiction in (the twentieth century). Throughout the text, books, authors, illustrators, publishers, and children readers are discussed within their wider social, political, and economic environment. Richly illustrated in black and white and colour, and with a section on further reading, a full index, and a chronology which places books for children in their literary and political context, this is a fascinating study which will delight all readers, young and old." Dust jacket has minor edge wear and light edge wrinkling; tiny dent on front hinge; slight fading to color on front panel, spine, top edge and flap-folds. 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
KINGS, GODS & SPIRITS FROM AFRICAN MYTHOLOGY.  WORLD MYTHOLOGIES SERIES., Knappert, Jan.  Illustrations by Francesca Pelizzoli.
14 Knappert, Jan. Illustrations by Francesca Pelizzoli. KINGS, GODS & SPIRITS FROM AFRICAN MYTHOLOGY. WORLD MYTHOLOGIES SERIES.
Schocken, New York, (1986). 
92 pp, 4to (11" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0888945302 Beautifully and profusely illustrated in color and b&w. "....tells the myths and legends of the peoples of Africa....The stories in this book have been passed down for generations and are still told and retold today. They include tales of gods, spirits and ghosts; sagas about famous heroes, warriors and royal leaders; and fables about the animals which play such an important part in the everyday life of the countrysid e . " C o n t e nts: Africa and its people; In the beginning; Kings and kingdoms; The world of the spirits; Magic animals; Monsters and prodigies; Tales of the heroes; Fables from Africa; The saints of Islam; Symbols in the African myths and legend s; T he ma in s ou rc es; Index. Minor bump to top of front board, two very small areas of color loss at top of free front endpaper due to pencil erasure. Dust jacket has light wear at top of rear flap, very light wrinklle at top of spine. VG+ /VG + 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
THE FABLES OF AESOP.  TEXT BASED UPON LA FONTAINE AND CROXALL., La Fontaine / Croxall.  Illustrated by Joseph Eugene Dash.
15 La Fontaine / Croxall. Illustrated by Joseph Eugene Dash. THE FABLES OF AESOP. TEXT BASED UPON LA FONTAINE AND CROXALL.
Albert Whitman, Chicago, 1936, 4th printing. 
255 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H), hard cover (red cloth with gold lettering on spine and front board, banding and picture paste-down on front board) - no dust jacket. Pictorial endpapers, profusely illustrated in color and monotone. A collection of ov er 100 fables. Previous owner's bordered stamp on front pastedown, soft crease down free front endpaper, publication date has been hand written in pen at bottom of title page, book slightly stressed at two places - pages holding firmly, l i g h t t o m o derate edge wear, fraying at top/bottom of spine and at corners, slight fading to spine color, tiny dint to top edge of boards and to fore-edge of front board, light rubbing and very light soiling to rear board, small area of shelf s oi li ng to b o tt om of textblock. Good+ 
Price: 45.00 USD
 
 
16 McCall Smith, Alexander. DREAM ANGUS: THE CELTIC GOD OF DREAMS.
Toronto Alfred A. Knopf Canada 2006 0676978738 / 9780676978735 First Canadian Edition. Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ 
173 pp, 8" H. Volume VI in the 'Myths Series'. "Dream Angus comes to you at night and bestows dreams - you may spot him skipping across the hills, his bag of dreams by his side. Just the sight of him may be enough to make you lose your heart, for he is also the god of love, youth and beauty. Divine Angus is adored by all, but fated to love only the beautiful Caer, swan maiden of his own dreams. Five exquisite fables of modern dreamers unfold alongside Angus's search for Caer. Mesmerically weaving together the tales of the Celtic Eros and his contemporary alter egos, Alexander McCall Smith unites dreams and reality, leaving us to wonder: what is life, but the pursuit of our dreams?" Minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has very minor edge wrinkling. 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
FABLES OF LEONARDO DA VINCI., Nardini, Bruno.  Introduction by Margaret Meek.
17 Nardini, Bruno. Introduction by Margaret Meek. FABLES OF LEONARDO DA VINCI.
Glasgow Collins 1974 0001381350 / 9780001381353 Second Impression. Hard Cover Very Good- Very Good- Adriana Saviozzi Mazza. 
125 pp, 4to, (11 1/4" H). Beautiful colour illustrations. Endpapers depict Leonardo's mirror writing. "Leonardo da Vinci was the greatest artist of his time - a man of formidable talent. He is not generally remembered as a storyteller. Yet this unique collection of (73) fables illustrates his uncomplicated and sympathetic approach to people and life. Leonardo ranks with Aesop. His fables will immediately strike a chord in every reader as he points out, in a simple and charming way, the danger of envy, greed and selfishness, the rewards of compassion, kindness and generosity. Each fable stands alone as a delightful tale - the message is clear." Gift inscription in ink and erased pencilled name on free front endpaper, tiny crease at bottom edge of the two content pages, small piece chewed off at bottom fore-edge of page leaves 25 to 34, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, very small bump at bottom corner of boards. Dust jacket has been price-clipped, has light edge browning, wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
THE CLASSIC FAIRY TALES., Opie, Iona and Opie, Peter,
18 Opie, Iona and Opie, Peter, THE CLASSIC FAIRY TALES.
London Oxford University Press 1974 0192115596 / 9780192115591 2nd Printing Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
255 pp, 10" H. Colour and b&w illustrations. "In this book twenty-four of the best-known tales are given in their original form, either as they were first printed in English, or in their earliest surviving text. Each tale has a historical introduction, showing the development of the story and noting particular points of interest. Was Cinderella's shoe really a glass slipper or was it made of fur? Was Red Ridinghood devoured by the wolf, or was she saved? How did the old woman in Southey's version of 'The Three Bears' become the Goldilocks we know today? In a general introduction Iona and Peter Opie look at the realism as well as the enchantment in the tales, and put into perspective the contributions of Per-rault, the Grimm brothers, and Hans Christian Andersen. The book contains 150 illustrations, over 40 in colour, by famous illustrators such as Walter Crane, George Cruickshank, Gustave Dore, Kate Green-away, Arthur Rackham, W. Heath Robinson, and Rex Whistler." Contents: Introduction; The History of Tom Thumb; Jack the Giant Killer; The Yellow Dwarf; Sleeping Beauty; Little Red Ridinghood; Diamonds and Toads; Bluebeard; Puss in Boots; Cinderella; Hop o' my Thumb; Beauty and the Beast; The Three Wishes; The Three Heads in the Well; Jack and the Beanstalk; Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs; The Frog Prince; The Twelve Dancing Princesses; Rumpelstiltskin; Goldilocks and the Three Bears; The Tinder Box; The Princess and the Pea; Thumbelina; The Swineherd; Hansel and Gretel; Chief Commentaries Consulted; Sources of the Illustrations; Index. Very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, one tiny corner bump. Dust jacket is price clipped, has minor edge wear, very light edge wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, tiny dent on front hinge, minor browning on inside edges. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
19 Richards, Laura E. THE GOLDEN WINDOWS: A BOOK OF FABLES FOR YOUNG AND OLD.
Allenson, London, n.d., (inscription dated 1943), thirty-seventh edition. 
123 pp, small 8vo (7 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. Decorated capital letter in b&w at the beginning of each story. A collection of 44 short fables on faith, morals, angels, etc. Previous owner's name/info. in ink on free front endpaper, ver y light browning to edges of textblock, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, a few tiny dints to edges of boards, tiny ink mark at top of spine, light fading to edges of boards. Dust jacket has light edge wear. moderate edge wrinkling, s e v e r a l s mall chips and tears - archivaly taped on inside, light rubbing and soiling, scuffing to spine, stain on front panel, very light browning. Very Good-/Good- 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
THE OSBORNE COLLECTION OF EARLY CHILDREN'S BOOKS, 1566-1910:  A CATALOGUE.  VOLUME I &THE OSBORNE COLLECTION OF EARLY CHILDREN'S BOOKS, 1476-1910:  A CATALOGUE.  VOLUME II.  2 VOLUME SET., St. John, Judith.  Introduction by Edgar Osborne.
20 St. John, Judith. Introduction by Edgar Osborne. THE OSBORNE COLLECTION OF EARLY CHILDREN'S BOOKS, 1566-1910: A CATALOGUE. VOLUME I &THE OSBORNE COLLECTION OF EARLY CHILDREN'S BOOKS, 1476-1910: A CATALOGUE. VOLUME II. 2 VOLUME SET.
Toronto Toronto Public Library 1975 0919486258 / 9780919486256 Reprinted with Corrections Hard Cover Very Good+ 
Volume I - 562 pp, ISBN 0919486258. Volume II - pagination runs from 563-1138 pp, ISBN 0919486541. 2 volume set - 10" H, decorative cloth boards, gilt lettering on spines, b&w and colour illustrations. Card laid in volume II stating "A Presentation Copy for The Friends of the Osborne Collection of Early Children's Books and The Lillian H. Smith Collection". "This Catalogue is a record of early English children's books in the Osborne Collection, Boys and Girls House, Toronto Public Libraries." The catalogue is arranged under the headings: Aesop and other fabulists; Myths and legendary heroes; Nursery stories and fairy tales; Poetry, verses, and rhymes; Books of instruction; The Bible and books of religious instruction; Biography and history; Travel and geography; Natural science; Games and pastimes; Stories - before 1850; Stories 1850 and after; Periodicals and annuals; Keepsakes and miscellanies; Penny dreadfuls; Movable and toy books; Almanacs and birthday books. Appendices: Chronological list of editions, 1566-1799; List of illustrators and engravers; List of publishers, book-sellers, and printers; Chronological list of editions, 1476?-1799. May require additional postage if shipping outside of Canada/U.S.A. Volume 2 has slight toning to edges of text block and light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. 
Price: 65.00 USD
 
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