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THE MAGIC KINGDOM OF LANDOVER - 5 VOLUMES.  1. MAGIC KINGDOM FOR SALE - SOLD!  2. THE BLACK UNICORN.  3. WIZARD AT LARGE.  4. THE TANGLE BOX.  5. WITCHES' BREW., Brooks, Terry.
1 Brooks, Terry. THE MAGIC KINGDOM OF LANDOVER - 5 VOLUMES. 1. MAGIC KINGDOM FOR SALE - SOLD! 2. THE BLACK UNICORN. 3. WIZARD AT LARGE. 4. THE TANGLE BOX. 5. WITCHES' BREW.
New York Del Rey / Ballantine Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Dust jacket art by Darrell K. Sweet, Keith Parkinson & Rowena Morrill. 
308pp, 286 pp, 291 pp, 334 pp, 304 pp - the first 5 volumes of "The Magic Kingdom of Landover" series. Published between 1986-1995, this is a mixed set of hard covers - the first and fifth volumes are Book Club editions (8 1/2" H) and the second, third and fourth volumes are first editions, first printings (9 1/4" - 9 1/2" H). "Landover was a genuine magic kingdom, with fairy folk and wizardry, just as the advertisement had promised. But after he purchased it, Ben Holiday (former Chicago lawyer) learned that there were a few details the ad had failed to mention. The kingdom was a ruin. The Barons refused to recognize a king, and the peasants were without hope. A dragon was laying waste the countryside, while an evil witch plotted to destroy everything. Ben's only followers were the incompetent Court Magician; Abernathy, the talking dog who served as Court Scribe; and the lovely Willow - but she had a habit of putting down roots in the moonlight and turning into a tree. The Paladin, legendary champion of the Kings of Landover, seemed to be only a myth and an empty suit of armor - ." Four volumes are slightly cocked; minor to light wrinkling at top/bottom of spines; scattered tiny faint foxing marks on top of text blocks of volumes 1, 2 & 3; volume 1 has light edge wear and soft crease down spine; volume 4 has some areas of light color fading on quarter cloth and tiny foxing mark on fore-edge of text block. Dust jackets have edge wear/wrinkling that varies from minor to light, volumes 2 & 3 have been price-clipped, minor rubbing. 
Price: 75.00 USD
 
 
SHADOWS ON THE HILL.  A CHANGELING: THE DREAMING NOVEL.  IMMORTAL EYES TRILOGY BOOK TWO., Cassada, Jackie.  Cover art by Joshua Gabriel Timbrook.
2 Cassada, Jackie. Cover art by Joshua Gabriel Timbrook. SHADOWS ON THE HILL. A CHANGELING: THE DREAMING NOVEL. IMMORTAL EYES TRILOGY BOOK TWO.
White Wolf, Clarkston, GA, 1996. 
363 pp, mass market paperback. ISBN 156504861X "They were changelings, faerie spirits trapped in mortal flesh. They were six oathmates, sworn to each other and to the completion of a quest. Together they would search for four powerful faerie tre asures that would open a lost gateway back to their timeless home, the land of the Dreaming - the land of Arcadia. Their travels take them from San Francisco to the islands of Hawaii, where the mysterious menehune - the faerie spirits of t h e P a c i f i c Isles - hold secrets long forgotten by their western cousins. Yet even as they pursue their goal, others are sworn to stop them. Backed by the forces of the Unseelie Shadow Court, the Forsworn Prince also seeks the way back to A rc ad i a, f or h is o wn dark purposes...." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - tiny dint on rear cover - migrates into last few pages. Very Good 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
VOYAGE OF THE BASSET., Christensen, James C.  With Renwick St. James and Alan Dean Foster.
3 Christensen, James C. With Renwick St. James and Alan Dean Foster. VOYAGE OF THE BASSET.
New York Greenwich Workshop / Artisan 1996 1885183585 / 9781885183583 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good James C. Christensen. 
168 pp, 10 1/4" H x 10 1/4" D. Profusely illustrated with colour and b&w drawings. "Pledging allegiance to (H.M.S.) Basset's motto, Credendo Vides - Seing Believing, One Sees - (nine year old) Cassandra, her sceptical older sister, Miranda, and their father, Professor Algernon Aisling, set out in search of the ancient legends. From the flickering flight of faeries to the mermaids' siren songs, a labyrinth-bound Minotaur to a fire-breathing dragon, the Aisling family witnesses firsthand the wonder of mythological worlds. Cassandra's adventures intertwine with her father's scientific scribblings to present both new tales and the essence of classic myths. (This book) takes the reader on a fantastical journey of discovery." Tiny dint on top edge of front board, minor edge wear. Dust jacket has light line indentations and rubbing on front/rear panels, very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds. 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
ONE QUEST, HOLD THE DRAGONS.  BOOK TWO OF CUPS AND SORCERY., Costikyan, Greg.  Cover art by Paul Jaquays.
4 Costikyan, Greg. Cover art by Paul Jaquays. ONE QUEST, HOLD THE DRAGONS. BOOK TWO OF CUPS AND SORCERY.
Tor / Tom Doherty, New York, 1995, first printing. 
376 pp, mass market paperback. ISBN 0812522699 "The motley crew of adventurers who rescued the invaluable (and virtually undisguisable) statue of King Stantius from the dungeons below Urf Durfal in 'Another Day, Another Dungeon' are taking their s how on the road to Arst-Kara-Morn. Along the route, Timaeus the wizard rescues an old school-fellow, Sidney takes on her cat form to escape from a dungeon, and new companion Frer Mortise rescues them all from a fairy ring where they could d a n c e f o r ever. When Broderick of Biddleburg steals the statue, the band is galvanized into action....in their own inimitable style! With great polymage Vic's uncanny ability to disappear when he's needed, pickpocket Nick's penchant for bea ut if ul w om e n, a nd Kraki the barbarian's constant eagerness to start a brawl, things never stay quiet for long! But Nick made one rule before setting off on this quest, and he intends to keep it: NO DRAGONS!" Interior - clean and tight w ith no pr evi ous o wne rsh ip marks. Exterior - minor edge wear. Very Good+ 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
5 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
 
 
ARCHITECTONICS OF IMITATION IN SPENSER, DANIEL, AND DRAYTON., Galbraith, David.
6 Galbraith, David. ARCHITECTONICS OF IMITATION IN SPENSER, DANIEL, AND DRAYTON.
University of Toronto Press, Toronto, 2000, first edition. 
229 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0802044514 B&w illustrations. "This ground-breaking study explores the treatment of the boundaries between poetry and history in three epic literary works: Spenser's 'Faerie Queene', S amuel Daniel's 'Civil Wars', and Michael Drayton's 'Poly-Olbion'. David Galbraith argues that each of the three national poems enters into a dialogue with classical and more contemporary predecessors and that this relationship has profound i m p l i c a t ions for understanding the English Renaissance. He explores the importance for each poem of various aspects of the relationships between England and Rome and the significance of the recurring spatial metaphors by which the territor i es o f po et ry a nd history are constituted, negotiated, and traversed. By presenting historically and theoretically inflected readings of the poems, Galbraith gives new interpretation to important problems of allegory and poetic imitation." L igh t w ri nkl ing at bo tto m of spine. Dust jacket has minor edge wear, light wrinkling at bottom of spine. Very Good+/Very Good+ 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
THE WORLD GUIDE TO GNOMES, FAIRIES, ELVES AND OTHER LITTLE PEOPLE., Keightley, Thomas.
7 Keightley, Thomas. THE WORLD GUIDE TO GNOMES, FAIRIES, ELVES AND OTHER LITTLE PEOPLE.
New York Avenel 1978 0517263130 / 9780517263136 Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
560 pp, 8vo (8 1/4" H). B&w illustrations. First Avenel reprinting of the 1878 G. Bell edition. "Kelpies, Korrigans, Pixies and Peries, Deeves, Brownies, and Bugaboos - these are just a few of the fantastic figures you will encounter in this unique collection of fairy mythology. Gnomes, faries, and elves of every imaginable size, shape, color, and demeanor spring to life in this marvelously illustrated guide to the fairy realm. Just one glance at the extensive table of contents reveals the scope and variety of fairy folklore explored here - from Persian and Arabian romance to the mythology of Scandinavia, England, France, Germany, and Switzerland. In addition, the author includes sections dealing with the more obscure fairy folkore and tradition of Greece, Spain, Italy, Africa, and the Middle East. Indeed, (he) has left no stone unturned in accomplishing the task he set for himself: 'to collect, arrange and classify and give under one point of view the various ideas and legends respecting fairies and similar beings of the popular creed.' Taken from a variety of sources of popular myth and legend, (it) forms a rich compendium of the superstitions surrounding those enchanting lesser deities, 'the little people'. Not only does (he) explore every type and species, but he also traces resemblances and similarities among the fairy traditions of different countries. For instance, did you know that the Nis (Scandianavia), the Kobold (Germany), and the Goblin (England) are all names for one species, which appears in Scotland under the name of Brownie, and that the Brownie is a person of small stature and wrinkled visage, is covered with short and curly brown hair, and wears a brown mantle and hood? In addition, Keightley discusses the fairy tradition as it appears in major works of English literature, from the Middle Age epic of 'Beowulf' and Chaucer's 'Canterbury Tales' to Spencer's 'The Faerie Queene' and Shakespeare's 'A Midsummer Night's Dream'." Light wear/wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, two repaired small tears at top of spine. Dust jacket has several archivally taped tears - mainly at top of spine/hinges - one with creases, light browning at top inside of spine. 
Price: 19.95 USD
 
 
GUILTY CREATURES:  RENAISSANCE POETRY AND THE ETHICS OF AUTHORSHIP., Kezar, Dennis.
8 Kezar, Dennis. GUILTY CREATURES: RENAISSANCE POETRY AND THE ETHICS OF AUTHORSHIP.
Oxford University Press, Oxford, 2001, first edition. 
268 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0195142950 "In this innovative and learned study, Dennis Kezar examines how Renaissance poets conceive the theme of killing as a specifically representational and interpretive form of v iolence. Closely reading both major poets and lesser known authors of the early modern period, Kezar explores the ethical self-consciousness and accountability that attend literary killing, paying particular attention to the ways in which t h i s r e f l ection indicates the poet's understanding of his audience. Among the many poems through which Kezar explores the concept of authorial guilt elicited by violent representation are Skelton's 'Phyllyp Sparrowe', Spencer's 'Faerie Quee n' , Sh ak e sp ea re 's 'Julius Caesar', the multi-authored 'Witch of Edmonton', and Milton's 'Samson Agonistes'. Each chapter places an incident of textual violence within the context of England's literary and social history. In each case, Keza r o ff ers an o rig ina l a cco unt of early modern depictions of violence that reflects on the poetic process and explores the ethical ramifications of literature for both author and audience. In emphasizing the social, literary, and historical cons equ ence s of 'k illi ng p oems ', t his volume further advances scholarship in historicist and speech-act theories of the early modern period. (It) also contributes a provocative chapter to the current debate on the ethics of literary commun icati on." Min or wr inkl ing a t bot tom o f spi ne. Dust jacket has minor rubbing, minor color offset on inside top of spine/flap-folds. Fine/Very Good+ 
Price: 27.50 USD
 
 
A BUNDLE OF BALLADS., Manning-Sanders, Ruth, compiler.  Illustrated by William Stobbs.
9 Manning-Sanders, Ruth, compiler. Illustrated by William Stobbs. A BUNDLE OF BALLADS.
Oxford University Press, London, 1959, first edition. 
245 pp, 8vo (8" H), hard cover in dust jacket. Black, white & brown illustrations. "...'Come listen to me, you gallants so free - All you that love mirth for to hear...' So the minstrels of the Middle Ages would begin, drawing their listeners abo ut them to hear the tale they have to tell. It might be a rousing adventure of Robin Hood and his bold outlaws, or a ballad of true love; it might be the story of a Demon Lover who lured his lady away by flattery, or True Thomas's adventu r e i n f a i r yland; it might be the sea ballad of 'Sir Patrick Spens' or the stirring battle story of 'Chevy Chase'. Many splendid ballads, such as these are gathered together here in this richly varied collection. The language has been skilf ul ly mo de r ni ze d to avoid difficulties in reading but without losing any of the original flavour and vitality. Happy or sad, mysterious or romantic, heroic or purely mischievous, with their dancing, singing rhythms the ballads hold an enchan tme nt t hat st il l d eli gh ts and lifts the imagination as it did when they were first sung." Lyrics only, no musical notation. Light to moderate edge rubbing to boards, light wrinkling at bottom of spine, small bump at top corner of boards, f aint sm al l wa term ark at bott om of front board, ink gift inscription/date on title page. Dust jacket has light to moderate edge wear/wrinkling with small chips and tears - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, fading to spine color - lette ring st ill v ery l egib le, two s mal l l ight waterstains on inside of spine, small creases at top corner of rear flap, minor edge browning. VG-/G 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
WALTER CRANE., Spencer, Isobel.
10 Spencer, Isobel. WALTER CRANE.
New York Macmillan 1975 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Walter Crane. 
208 pp, 11 1/8" H. B&w and colour illustrations. "More than any other artist of the time Walter Crane appears at the center of the great surge of interest in the decorative arts in the late nineteenth century. He was the driving force behind the Arts and Crafts movement, a children's book illustrator, designer of textiles, tiles, stained glass and ceramics, and a painter who enjoyed a reputation on the Continent as the most popular of the Pre-Raphaelites. Long before his name came to be associated with Kate Greenaway and Randolph Caldecott as the outstanding artists for the nursery, his brightly colored series of Toy Books ensured him a wide reputation. His fame led to commissions for nursery wallpaper, and from there to fabrics, ceramics, mosaic, stained glass, and gesso relief. As President of the Art Workers' Guild Exhibition Society he was a more strenuous advocate of the Arts and Crafts movement than his friend, William Morris, and traveled abroad with his work, specifically helping the formation of an American Arts and Crafts movement. Crane's early paintings embody the romantic medievalism of Rossetti and Burne-Jones, but he soon used poetry and painting as a means to express his growing interest in new philosophical ideas. Ultimately he was converted to socialism - a cause he embraced wholeheartedly, becoming a member of the Social Democratic Federation, the Fabians, and Morris's Socialist League. He gladly made his art servant to his beliefs, producing political cartoons and trade union banners. This is the first major study of Crane's life and work to be published since his death in 1915. Isobel Spencer, a past lecturer in the history of art at Glasgow College of Art, includes in her scholarly study of the man and his work the full range of Crane's many artistic activities." Light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, small bump at top corners of boards, tiny dent on bottom edge of rear board. Dust jacket has very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, light browning at top inside edge. 
Price: 30.00 USD
 
 
CATWITCH., Tuttle, Lisa.
11 Tuttle, Lisa. CATWITCH.
Limpsfield Paper Tiger 1983 0905895843 / 9780905895840 First British Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Una Woodruff. 
80 pp, 11 3/8" H. Beautifully illustrated in full colour throughout. "Jules (a tabby kitten) is adopted by Eva Eden, a glamorous witch who was once a film star, and taught to read, write and spell - the magical kind - for Eva needs his help in the search for Alicorn, a fabulous something that will make dreams come true, although nobody knows exactly what it is. Unfortunately, Alexander Wylie, a particularly unpleasant wizard, is also after Alicorn, but while Eva only wants to return to the silver screen, his purpose is much more sinister. How Jules accidentally summons faeries through the television set and journeys to their realm, how he helps to rescue a kidnapped faery Prince, and how our resourceful feline hero finally thwarts Wylie's evil schemes will enthrall and entertain children of all ages." Slight twist to spine, a very tiny piece of glue residue on front board. Dust jacket has minor soft wrinkle at top edge of rear panel, very minor wear to laminate at top/bottom of spine. 
Price: 45.00 USD
 
 
POEMS OF SPENSER., Yeats, W.B., selected and introduced by.  Edmund Spenser.
12 Yeats, W.B., selected and introduced by. Edmund Spenser. POEMS OF SPENSER.
London Caxton Hard Cover Very Good - No Jacket Jessie M. King, colour illustrations. A.S. Hartrick, b&w frontispiece and vignette title. 
290 pp, 6 13/16" H. Medium brown cloth with gilt lettering and art nouveau floral decoration in orange on spine and front board, top edge gilt. One of 'The Golden Poets' series, edited by Oliphant Smeaton. No date. B&w frontispiece and decorated title page, 8 plates (b&w with touches of pink and gold) by Jessie M. King (collated). Section headings: Introduction; Happy and Unhappy Love; Courtiers and Great Men; Emblems and Qualities; Gardens of Delight; Fauns and Satyres and Shepherds; Notes; Glossary; Index of First Lines. Light browning to free endpapers, light browning to frontispiece tissue - causing minor toning to frontispiece and title page, small crease to tiny crease at top corner of pages 197 to 222, creases and wrinkles to fore-edge and top corner of pages 223 to 230, small soft wrinkle to top corner of pages 231 to 238, minor rubbing to top edge gilt, light wrinkling to top/bottom of spine, very light edge wear, minor rubbing on rear board. 
Price: 100.00 USD
 


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