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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
 
 
2 Ainsworth, Ruth. MORE TALES OF SHELLOVER
New York Roy 1968 First American Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good- Antony Maitland 
125 pp, 8" H. Charming b&w illustations by Kate Greenaway Medal winner Antony Maitland. "Shellover (a tortoise) woke up with his head full as ever with wonderful stories. Mrs. Candy and her pets: the cat, the dog, the cow and the chickens are entranced with all the new stories. There are green-clad dancers who vanish at cockcrow. A strange feathered child hatches from a speckled egg. A baby is fished out of the sea. Ordinary-seeming children make snowmen who can talk, and have a friend who is a witch. Shellover tells a new story about Minnie the cat, and her inquisitive kittens; another about two boys in an adventure playground; and the little girl and her friends, the horse and the hen. When Shellover gets sleepy this time, the pets decide to tell their own stories. The results are delightful!" Small letter "R" in red ink, birthday gift inscription and some soft creases on front free endpaper; one page with a dog-ear crease; very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine; one tiny corner crease; tiny mark on bottom of text block; very light edge wear; two tiny dints on top edge of front board. Dust jacket has very light browning on spine, small light pink stain on inside of front panel, top edge and flap-folds; light edge wrinkling; wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds with some tiny chips and tears; minor rubbing and soiling. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
UNEXPECTED DRAGON TRILOGY.  1. PIGS DON'T FLY.  2. MASTER OF MANY TREASURES.  3. DRAGONNE'S EG.  THREE VOLUME SET., Brown, Mary.  Cover art by Darrell K. Sweet and Bob Eggleton.
3 Brown, Mary. Cover art by Darrell K. Sweet and Bob Eggleton. UNEXPECTED DRAGON TRILOGY. 1. PIGS DON'T FLY. 2. MASTER OF MANY TREASURES. 3. DRAGONNE'S EG. THREE VOLUME SET.
Baen, (Riverdale, 1994, 1995, 1999), Ist printings. 
370 pp, 373 pp, 339 pp, mass market paperbacks - 3 volumes. Cover art by Darrell K. Sweet (Books 1 & 2) and Bob Eggleton (Book 3). "Left an orphan with a small dowry and a magic ring, all Summer wanted was to find a husband and settle down. But she hadn't reckoned on the raggle-tail assortment of creatures who needed her help...the blaspheming dog, broken-down horse, crippled pigeon, half-dead tortoise and flying pig had ideas of their own, and Summer was to find her journey's end - and love - very different from what she expected..." (Books 1 & 2). "Life was hard for Sophie: tragically orphaned not so long ago, she eked out a living as a teacher in a poor-house school in a Dickensian London slum. Then her life was turned upside down when she was informed that a previously unsuspected uncle, now deceased, had left her a handsome legacy - which she could redeem only after fulfilling a Last Request: to return a dragon's egg to its rightful place in the uncharted wastes of Central Asia..." (Book 3). Interiors - very light browning in books 1 & 2, bookstore stamp in book 3, otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exteriors - very light edge wear, edges of textblock of books 1 & 2 lightly browned. VG 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
4 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
 
 
5 Kipling, Rudyard. Illustratee par John A. Rowe. Traduction de Michelle Nikly. L'ORIGINE DES TATOUS. UNE HISTOIRE DE RUDYARD KIPLING ILLUSTREE PAR JOHN A. ROWE.
Editions Nord-Sud, Zurich, 1995. 
Unpaginated (approx. 25 pp.), 8 3/4" H x 9 1/2" D, hard cover (glazed pictorial boards) - no dust jacket. ISBN 3314209290 B&w pictorial endpapers, colour illustrations throughout. "En des Temps Tres Anciens - ceux ou se deroulent toutes les 'Hist oires comme ca" de Rudyard Kipling - sur les bords du turbide Amazone, vivaient un Herisson, Pointu-Piquant, et une Tortue, Lente-Pesante. Et tout aurait continue d'aller tres bien ainsi si Jaguar Peint n'etait arrive, souhaitant savoir le q u e l d e s deux etait le Herrison et lequel la Tortue, afin de les manger suivant les instructions de sa Maman. Les reponses de ces derniers ne seront pas de nature a l'eclairer, bien au contraire. Et il va se trouver tout a fait embrouille l e le nd em a in e n d ecouvrant deux creatures d'une espece inconnue, mi-tortue, mi-herisson. Et c'est ainsi que sur les bords de l'Amazone naquirent les Tatous..." Tiny dint on bottom edge of rear board, minor rubbing. Very Good+ 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
 
THE FABLES OF AESOP.  TEXT BASED UPON LA FONTAINE AND CROXALL., La Fontaine / Croxall.  Illustrated by Joseph Eugene Dash.
6 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
 
 
LOVE AMONG THE HAYSTACKS AND OTHER STORIES.  THE CAMBRIDGE EDITION OF THE WORKS OF D.H. LAWRENCE., Lawrence, D.H.  Edited by John Worthen.  Introduction by Melvyn Bragg.
7 Lawrence, D.H. Edited by John Worthen. Introduction by Melvyn Bragg. LOVE AMONG THE HAYSTACKS AND OTHER STORIES. THE CAMBRIDGE EDITION OF THE WORKS OF D.H. LAWRENCE.
Grafton, London, 1988. 
175 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0246116617 "All the stories in this volume appear in new, authoritative texts based on manuscripts, typescripts, corrected proofs and early printings drawn from libraries and private collecti ons in England, Italy and America. Whole phrases and sentences missing from previously published texts of 'New Eve and Old Adam' are now printed; a previously unknown manuscript of 'Love Among the Haystacks' provides the text of that story a n d a p r eviously unpublished typescript is used for the text of 'Delilah and Mr Bircumshaw'. All the stories have thus been stripped of the layers of errors introduced by typists, editors and printers in their previous publication." Content s : I nt r od u ct io n; A Prelude; A Lesson on a Tortoise; Lessford's Rabbits; A Modern Lover; The Fly in the Ointment; The Witch a la Mode; The Old Adam; Love Among the Haystacks; The Miner at Home; Her Turn; Strike-Pay; Delilah and Mr. Bircumsha w; O nce --! ; New E ve and Old Adam; Note on the texts; A note on pounds, shillings and pence; Chronology. Dust jacket is price clipped, has minor edge wear/wrinkling, minor browning to spine and flap-folds. Near Fine/Very Good+ 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
8 Mackenzie, Donald A. CHINA AND JAPAN. MYTHS AND LEGENDS SERIES.
London Bracken Books 1986 1851700161 / 9781851700165 Reprint Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ 
404 pp, 8 3/4" H. B&w illustrations. Contents: Preface; The Dawn of Civilization; A Far-travelled Invention; Ancient Mariners and Explorers; The World-wide Search for Wealth; Chinese Dragon Lore; Bird and Serpent Myths; Dragon Folk-stories; The Kingdom under the Sea; The Islands of the Blest; The Mother-Goddess of China and Japan; Tree-, Herb-, and Stone-lore; How Copper-culture reached China; The Symbolism of Jade; Creation Myths and the God and Goddess Cults; Mythical and Legendary Kings; Myths and Doctrines of Taoism; Culture Mixing in Japan; Japanese Gods and Dragons; Rival Deities of Life and Death, Sunshine and Storm; The Dragon-slayer and His Rival; Ancient Mikados and Heroes; Index. Minor edge wear. Dust jacket has very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds. 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
9 Stansell, Pat. MILITARY MINIATURES IN REVIEW. NO,16.
Del Ray Beach, Florida Ampersand 1998 Stapled in Wraps Very Good+ 
64 pp, 11" H, magazine format. Profusely illustrated with b&w and color photographs. Contents: The Mail Sack; The Year in Preview: Short Takes; Dangerous Derrflinger: Converting and detailing the DML StuG G kit; Stubby the Panzer: Chopped up and Open-topped, It's Another Rare One From On-Track; Little special K: Resin and white metal fun from the Ukraine; Tortoise Soup: We get huge with the new hunk 'o resin from Accurate Armour; Ice-T baby: ICM weighs in with yet another big, green styrene monster. Look out! (T-25); Stunning Steyr: An usual but very pleasant surprise from Tamiya; Dandy Dozer: Resicast chimes in with this little resin earth moving beauty (D7); A Panzer A: Sovereign weighs in with the very early variant of the German Panzer III Ausf. A; Schwimm Suit: Tamiya takes a dip with an all new update of its classic kit (Schwimmwagen Type 166); Rad, Man-Eight Rad: A Sd.Kfz. 263 Panzerfunkwagen with a dose of Tamiya, a dash of New Connections and a bit of this and that; The Ultimate Sherman: The Israeli M-51 HVSS Super Sherman; Mini-Men: A Look at What's New on the Figure Front. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor edge wear - mainly on spine, minor rubbing. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE MAGIC HORNS:  FOLK TALES FROM AFRICA., Stuart, Forbes.
10 Stuart, Forbes. THE MAGIC HORNS: FOLK TALES FROM AFRICA.
Reading, Massachusetts Addison-Wesley 1976 0201073595 / 9780201073591 First American Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good- Charles Keeping. 
92 pp, 8 5/8" H. Black & white illustrations. Contents: Glossary; Introduction; The Magic Horns; The Lion and the Jackal; How the Leopard Got Its Spots; The Hare and the Tortoise; The Magic Tree; The Hyena and the Iguana; How the Lion Became King; King of the Waters. Very light edge wear. Dust jacket has light to moderate edge wear/wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, several small edge tears - some are taped on the inside, very light rubbing, tiny scuff on front panel. 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
FANTASIES OF THE SIX DYNASTIES:  BIZARRE TALES OF THE HUMAN WORLD.  ASIAPAC COMIC SERIES., Tsai Chih Chung, editor/illustrator.  Translated by Jenny Lim.
11 Tsai Chih Chung, editor/illustrator. Translated by Jenny Lim. FANTASIES OF THE SIX DYNASTIES: BIZARRE TALES OF THE HUMAN WORLD. ASIAPAC COMIC SERIES.
Asiapac, Singapore, 1994, reprint. 
141 pp, 8 1/4" H, soft cover. ISBN 9971985691 B&w cartoons. "(This book) contains 19 bizarre tales of human encounters with supernatural beings, compiled during the Six Dynasties (AD220-589). Tsai Chih Chung, the popular Taiwanese cartoonist has creatively illustrated and annotated these tales, making them applicable and entertaining to the readers." Contents: The Foolish Ghost; The Fairy Tortoise; Horse Husband; Miss Piggy; The Eloquent Debater; The Enigmatic Girl; The Burnt Para s o l ; T h e Mother Who Was a Turtle; Mr Rainbow; The Old Tree; The Unlucky Pestle; The Turtle Beauty; The Foolish Deity; The Snail Girl; The Old Fox; The Crane Fairy; Dog Husband; The Sword of Revenge; Weaving-Girl. Interior - small notation an d da te w r it te n in ink on title page, small bump to fore-edge of approx. pages 22 to 90, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - minor edge wear to covers. Very Good 
Price: 35.00 USD
 


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