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THE SECRET WORLD OF THE FLOWER FAIRIES., Barker, Cicely Mary.
1 Barker, Cicely Mary. THE SECRET WORLD OF THE FLOWER FAIRIES.
London Frederick Warne 1998 072324457X / 9780723244578 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Cicely Mary Barker. 
127 pp, 10 1/4" H. Beautifully illustrated in full colour throughout. "Have you ever wondered where the fairies dance at midnight balls or when fairy queens hold court? This delightful book delves into the mysterious private life of the Flower Fairies, revealing their deepest secrets and explaining the work-ings of their invisible communities. A treasure trove of whimsical information, (it) is sure to enchant readers, young and old." Contents: Introduction to the Flower Fairies; The Fairy Court; Homes and Housekeeping; Jobs; Baby Fairies; The Fairy Market; Animal Friends; Food; Music; Dance; Fun and Games; The Fairy Year; The Garden Fairies; The Woodland Fairies; The Meadow Fairies; The Way-side Fairies. Large, neat ink gift inscription on front free endpaper. Dust jacket has a 1 1/2" clean tear at bottom of front hinge archivally taped, protected in a mylar sleeve. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
THE HUNTING OF THE SNARK: AN AGONY IN EIGHT FITS.  SYLVIE AND BRUNO., Carroll, Lewis.  (Charles Lutwidge Dodgson.)
2 Carroll, Lewis. (Charles Lutwidge Dodgson.) THE HUNTING OF THE SNARK: AN AGONY IN EIGHT FITS. SYLVIE AND BRUNO.
New York A.L. Burt Hard Cover Good+ Henry Holiday. 
205 pp, 7 9/16" H. Green cloth with silver lettering on spine, red/brown/black decoration on spine and front board. B&w illustrations in 'The Hunting of the Snark' only. 'The Hunting of the Snark' a nonsense poem runs to page 48 and 'Sylvie and Bruno', a mixture of fairy tale and Victorian social commentary, runs to page 205. This is followed by 4 pp of publisher's advertising. Previous Owner's (child) name/place in coloured pencil on front free endpaper, small surface paper tear at bottom of inside rear hinge, light browning to edges of text block - dust soiling on top, some wear and wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, browning to spine, light edge wear - more at corners, a few faint scuffs and light browning on rear board. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
THE FIVE JARS., James, M.R.  (Montague Rhodes James.)
3 James, M.R. (Montague Rhodes James.) THE FIVE JARS.
New York Longmans, Green 1922 First American Edition Hard Cover Very Good - No Jacket Gilbert James. 
172 pp, 8 1/2" H. Orange cloth with black lettering on spine and front board. Decorated title page, plus 7 b&w plates by Gilbert James, including frontispiece (collated). M.R. James, best known for his ghost stories, here presents a tale for children. A middle-aged man finds a chest containing five jars, each with the ability to impart a magical power, including communicating with fairies and understanding animal speech. Mottled light browning to free endpapers, light toning to pages, small light soiling mark in margin of page 67, slight separation between gatherings at three pkace - gatherings still firm in binding, light browning to edges of text block, light edge wear - a little more at corners and at top/bottom of hinges with light fraying, small slight bump at bottom corner of boards, light cloth wrinkling at fore-edge of rear board, small area of soiling on spine, slight fading to spine colour, minor wrinkling at bottom of spine. Book is protected in a stiff mylar sleeve. 
Price: 300.00 USD
 
 
4 Jenkins, D.E. With translations of poetry by the Rev. H. Elvet Lewis. Introduction by Principal John Rhys. BEDD GELERT: ITS FACTS, FAIRIES, & FOLK-LORE.
Portmadoc Llewelyn Jenkins 1899 First Edition Hard Cover Good- 
378 pp, 8 1/8" H. Red cloth with gilt lettering on spine, top edge gilt. B&w photographs, drawings, reproductions. Stories of village life and residents, ancient monuments, ghosts, traditions, fairy encounters, Arthurian legend, Roman artifacts, etc., etc. Chapter headings:General; Antiquities; The Village; The Village Hotels; The Legend of Gelert; Village Folk-Lore; The Priory; The Church; The Graveyard; Nant Colwyn; ditto; ditto; The Snowdon District; Nant Gwynen; Nant Gwynen - Dinas Emrys; Nant Gwynen - Middle Part; Nant Gwynen - Cwmllan; Nant Gwynen - Around Llyn Gwynen; Nant Gwynen - Upper Part; Aberglaslyn - Bridge and Pass; Aberglaslyn and Oerddwer; Nanmor; Religious and Educational Awakenings. Small pencil notes on pages 286 & 332 - could be erased, but might be of interest to genealogists/local historians. Ink inscription of previous owner on front free endpaper: "G.B. Nicholson / Blanau Festiniog, Wales / June 15th 1906", and evidence of erased pencil notations. Some rust marks from paperclips on preliminaries/title page, light foxing to endpapers. Some splitting to paper on inside front hinge - holding firmly, small creas at top edge of page leaf 131/132, light browning/dust soiling to fore-edge of text block and bottom of text block, slight corner bumps on both boards, very light wear at corners, light to moderate rubbing at edges, slight color fading on spine and top edge of front board, rubbing on spine causing light color loss, very light rubbing soiling on boards. 
Price: 60.00 USD
 
 
THE WORLD GUIDE TO GNOMES, FAIRIES, ELVES AND OTHER LITTLE PEOPLE., Keightley, Thomas.
5 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
 
 
A BUNDLE OF BALLADS., Manning-Sanders, Ruth, compiler.  Illustrated by William Stobbs.
6 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 about 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 adventure in fairyland; 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 skilfully modernized 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 enchantment that still delights 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, faint small watermark at bottom 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 - lettering still very legible, two small light waterstains on inside of spine, small creases at top corner of rear flap, minor edge browning. VG-/G 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
KING ARTHUR AND HIS KNIGHTS.  BASED ON MORTE d' ARTHUR OF SIR THOMAS MALORY., Merchant, Elizabeth Lodor, introduction by.  (Sir Thomas Malory.)
7 Merchant, Elizabeth Lodor, introduction by. (Sir Thomas Malory.) KING ARTHUR AND HIS KNIGHTS. BASED ON MORTE d' ARTHUR OF SIR THOMAS MALORY.
Philadelphia John C. Winston Hard Cover Very Good Good+ Frank Godwin. 
256 pp, 8 3/4" H. Red cloth with gilt lettering on spine, colour pastedown/gilt banding on front board. Pictorial endpapers, Colour plates and b&w drawings (collated). Copyright date - 1927. Part of the Children's Bookshelf series. Contents: Introduction; The Two Dragons; The Holy Grail; The Dragon in the Sky; The Sword of the King; The Table Round; The Sword Excalibur; Guinevere; The Seat Perilous; A Hunt in Fairyland; The Rescue of Nimue; The Hidden Fountain; Sir Tristram's Tragedy; The Foundling Prince; Geraint and Enid; Lancelot of the Lake; The Knighting of Lancelot; The Maid Who Mocked; The Witchery of Nimue; The Vision of Sir Bors; King Arthur and the Castle Perilous; Sir Perceval and the Silent Maid; Galahad; Pelleas and Ettarre; The Maid of Astolat; The Passing of King Arthur. Very light browning to endpapers, some toning in margins of pages, darkening to top of text block, very light browning to fore-edge and bottom of text block, minor edge wear, wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, some loss to gold lettering and decoration at bottom of spine, very light rubbing on rear board. Dust jacket has light to moderate edge wear/wrinkling, chip at top of spine, several small edge tears and one on front hinge - some archivally taped, rub marks on spine, protected in a mylar sleeve. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
THE TREASURE OF THE ISLE OF MIST:  A TALE OF THE ISLE OF SKYE.  OXFORD CHILDREN'S LIBRARY NO. 18., Tarn, W.W.
8 Tarn, W.W. THE TREASURE OF THE ISLE OF MIST: A TALE OF THE ISLE OF SKYE. OXFORD CHILDREN'S LIBRARY NO. 18.
London Oxford University Press 1959 Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Margery Gill. 
150 pp, small 8vo (7 7/8" H). B&w illustrations by Margery Gill, dust jacket design by William Stobbs. First printing of this book in the Oxford Children's Library series (first published in 1919). "Fiona, living on the beautiful Isle of Skye with its caves and shores, its moorlands and ever-changing mists, sets out on a quest for faery treasure. Her search begins with her determination to find the Urchin who, because he has shot at birds with his catapult, has been carried away by the Little People. Under the wise guidance of the kind and learned Student, it develops into a search for something far more precious even than gold doubloons that the lively, down-to-earth Urchin himself would like to find. It is a haunting tale full of adventure, magic and mystery, of meetings with the strange Hawker, with faery folk, and with birds and beasts delightfully characterized. There is much humour and wisdom in it, and an underlying vein of poetry and imagination which enables the author to evoke most vividly the unique spirit of his much-loved Isle of Skye." Light browning to top/bottom edges of boards and on edges of text block, minor wrinkling at top of spine. Dust jacket is price-clipped, has soft crease at top of front flap, very light wear at top of spine and front flap-fold, slight fading on spine illustration. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
9 Wilkinson, Nevile. YVETTE IN SWITZERLAND AND TITANIA'S PALACE.
London Humphrey Milford / Oxford University Press Hard Cover Very Good Good 
132 pp, 9 7/8" H. (c1925). Buff coloured boards with red lettering and decoration on spine and front board, map endpapers, 20 b&w and colour plates. Follows the adventures of Yvette (aged 14), her friend, Marietta (aged 13) and their guide and friend, The Painter, as they journey through Swizerland - interleaved with stories about Queen Titania and her Palace (as built by Mr. Wilkinson). Contents: Prologue; One Morn in May; The Arrival; Marietta's Chapter; The Journey; Yvette's Chapter; Lusmore's Trefoil; The Grand Chalet; A Page of History; Oberon's Peacock; Marietta's Second Chapter; Titania's Palace; Zermatt; Waterfalls and Music; Yvette's Second Chapter; The Gnomic Theory; The Merriest Music; Epilogue. The form at the back of the book for membership in the Companions (Boys) or Rose-Maidens (Girls) is present and attached. Gift inscription at top of half title page, small bookstore stamp on free rear endaper, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, minor edge wear. Dust jacket has some light edge wrinkling, small chips/tears - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, Light browning - mainly on spine and at edges, light soiling, protected in a mylar sleeve. 
Price: 27.50 USD
 
 
TREE BY TOLKIEN.  (YES! CAPRA CHAPBOOK SERIES NO. 20)., Wilson, Colin.  (J.R.R. Tolkien).  Drawings by Caitlin Mackintosh.
10 Wilson, Colin. (J.R.R. Tolkien). Drawings by Caitlin Mackintosh. TREE BY TOLKIEN. (YES! CAPRA CHAPBOOK SERIES NO. 20).
Capra, Santa Barbara, California, 1974, second printing. 
47 pp, 7" H, soft cover. ISBN 0912264969 B&w illustrations. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - light browning to edges of text block, tiny foxing marks on top of text block, light rubbing, minor soiling. Ver y Good 
Price: 15.00 USD
 


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