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Author Name    Horak, Jiri and Carruth, Jane. Translated by Alice Denesova.

Title   FOLK AND FAIRY TALES FROM BOHEMIA.

Binding   Hard Cover

Book Condition   Very Good

Jacket Condition   Fair

Publisher   London Hamlyn 1973

ISBN Number    0601071387 / 9780601071388

Illustrator   Jiri Trnka.

Seller ID   29165

186 pp, 11 1/4" H. Dark plum cloth with silver lettering on spine, silver illustration on front board. Pictorial endpapers, full-page colour illustrations and smaller b&w drawings by Jiri Trnka. "No book of fairy tales is complete without its magic spells, enchanted princesses and deeds of daring. But in this collection of tales from Bohemia the familiar strains of fantasy are mixed with unusual touches of the humorous and the bizarre. In these stories you will meet the old childless couple who are given a hedgehog for a son; the magic whistle which can summon birds, animals and fish; the fiddle whose music is so spellbinding that whoever hears it must dance; and a white goose which turns into a beautiful girl. You will read of the twelve brothers' adventures when they find a magic castle and meet the twelve enchanted princesses; the dog Toby who tricks the wolf, and the clever cobbler who manages to outwit the devil. There is the story of the prince who finds a greyhound and a magic pouch, and the story of a blacksmith who works hard for a strange reward. These traditional favorites of Czech and Moravian storytellers have been virtually unknown until now in this country, and their translation and retelling are done with skill and charm." Small crease/bump to bottom corner of pages 21 to 32, very light browning to fore-edge of text block. Dust jacket is prive-clipped, has a few tiny dents on front panel, moderate wear at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds - light elsewhere, several edge tears with creases, area of laminate loss at top corner of front panel at flap-fold, jacket protected in a mylar sleeve.

Price = 55.00 USD


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