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PUSS IN BOOTS AND OTHER FAIRY TALES.  (PUSS IN BOOTS / THE GOOSE GIRL / SNOWDROP / BLANCH AND ROSALINDA / THE THREE SOLDIERS / THE TIN SOLDIER / THE UGLY DUCKLING / BEAUTY AND THE BEAST / A PRINCESS IN DIGUISE / THE YELLOW DWARF)., (Hans Christian Andersen, et al.)
1 (Hans Christian Andersen, et al.) PUSS IN BOOTS AND OTHER FAIRY TALES. (PUSS IN BOOTS / THE GOOSE GIRL / SNOWDROP / BLANCH AND ROSALINDA / THE THREE SOLDIERS / THE TIN SOLDIER / THE UGLY DUCKLING / BEAUTY AND THE BEAST / A PRINCESS IN DIGUISE / THE YELLOW DWARF).
Springfield, Massachusetts McLoughlin Bros. Good 
10" H. Green cloth spine, pictorial front board. No date. Many b&w illustrations. Each tale is paginated separately. 'Snowdrop' is a version of 'Sleeping Beauty'. Browning to pages and endpapers, two small tears in rear inside hinge - hinge holding well, 1/2" dia. stain on one page of 'Beauty and the Beast' - text is legible, light to moderate edge wear to bards, wrinkling on spine cloth, very light rubbing on boards, tiny corner bumps. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
2 Ashe, Geoffrey. FROM CAESAR TO ARTHUR.
London Collins 1960 First Edition Good+ Good- 
320 p, 8 1/2" H. "(A) study of the life and career of the historical King Arthur in so far as it can be traced through early documents and remains. (The author) begins with the decay of Roman power and its slow disappearance from Britain, while invasion, anarchy and warring small kingdoms take its place. Then comes a reversal of fortune without parallel in the dissolving Empire, when a western Christian military chieftain stems the Saxon tide and imposes a long truce. In this unique recovery, it is suggested, lies a previously unnoticed clue to the whole development of the British monarchy. The kingdom finally created by Alfred the Great and his successors turns out to have been decisively affected by the earlier achievement of Arthur and the failure of the first Saxon attempt at conquest. Piecing together his fragments of history to form the most vivid possible whole, Mr. Ashe explains how the great tradition of Arthur flowed into the Arthurian Legend, and shows how that legend, fantastic and romantic as it is, nevertheless embodies a profound historical insight." Very light edge wear, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, moderate browning to edges of text block. Dust jacket has light to moderate edge wear/wrinkling, a few tiny and small edge tears, a few tiny scuffs on spine, minor edge browning, protected in a mylar sleeve. 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
THE CELTS., Dottin, Georges.  Translated by David Macrae.
3 Dottin, Georges. Translated by David Macrae. THE CELTS.
Minerva, Geneve, 1977. 
142 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. Pictorial endpapers. Profusely illustrated with b&w and colour photographs. Contents: A portrait of the Celts; Housing, food and clothing; Women and children. Death; The land. Hunting. I ndustry; Divinities. Divination. Forms of Worship; Bards and Druids; Governments and Society. Justice and War; The Celtic expansion. Minor edge wear. Dust jacket has areas of light edge wrinkling, very light rubbing. Very Good/Very Good 
Price: 32.50 USD
 
 
THE WORLD OF ODYSSEUS., Finley, M.I.  Introduction by Simon Hornblower.
4 Finley, M.I. Introduction by Simon Hornblower. THE WORLD OF ODYSSEUS.
London Folio Society 2002 Very Good+ 
193 pp, 10" H. Bound in full brick-red cloth printed with a design by Grahame Baker in black and white. Map endpapers, colour plates. "This edition follows the text of the second revised edition (of 1978) with minor emendations." Contents: Introduction; Author's Preface; Homer and the Greeks; Bards and Heroes; Wealth and Labour; Household, Kin, and Community; Morals and Values; Appendix I: The World of Odysseus Revisited; Appendix II: Schliemann's Troy - One Hundred Years After; Biblio-graphical Essay; Index of Passages Quoted; General Index. Light wrinkling at bottom of spine. Slipcase has a very tiny dent on one front edge, very minor rubbing. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
THE PHILOSOPHER AND THE DRUIDS:  A JOURNEY AMONG THE ANCIENT CELTS., Freeman, Philip.
5 Freeman, Philip. THE PHILOSOPHER AND THE DRUIDS: A JOURNEY AMONG THE ANCIENT CELTS.
New York Simon & Schuster 2006 978074326280 First Edition Very Good Very Good 
221 pp, 8 11/16" H. B&w maps, photographs. "Early in the first century B.C. a Greek philosopher named Posidonius began an ambitious and dangerous journey into the little-known land of the Celts. A man of great intellectual curiosity and considerable daring, (he) traveled from his home on the island of Rhodes to Rome, the capital of the expanding empire that had begun to dominate the Mediterranean. From there he planned to investigate for himself the mysterious Celts, reputed to be cannibals and savages. His journey would be one of the great adventures of the ancient world. Posidonius journeyed deep into the heart of the Celtic lands in Gaul. There he discovered that the Celts were not barbarians but a sophisticated people who studied the stars, composed beautiful poetry, and venerated a priestly caste known as the Druids. Celtic warriors painted their bodies, wore pants, and decapitated their foes. Posidonius was amazed at the Celtic women, who enjoyed greater freedoms than the women of Rome, and was astonished to discover that women could even become Druids. He returned home and wrote a book about his travels among the Celts, which became one of the most popular books of ancient times. His work influenced Julius Caesar, who would eventually conquer the people of Gaul and bring the Celts into the Roman Empire, ending forever their ancient way of life. Thanks to Posidonius, who could not have known that he was recording a way of life soon to disappear, we have an objective, eyewitness account of the lives and customs of the ancient Celts." Light browning to top of text block, very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has some areas of light edge wrinkling - mainly on rear panel, minor rubbing, two very small dents on front hinge. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
OBELIX Y COMPANIA. UNA AVENTURA DE ASTERIX., Goscinny.  Ilustraciones de Uderzo.
6 Goscinny. Ilustraciones de Uderzo. OBELIX Y COMPANIA. UNA AVENTURA DE ASTERIX.
Ediciones Junior, Barcelona, 1977. 
48 pp, 11 13/16" H, hard cover with glazed pictorial boards - no dust jacket. SPANISH TEXT. Pictorial endpapers. Colour cartoons. Minor browning to pages, two very tiny dints on bottom edge of front board, area of wrinkling in lamination on rear board. Very Good 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
7 Huff, Tanya. SING THE FOUR QUARTERS QUARTET. 1. SING THE FOUR QUARTERS. 2. FIFTH QUARTER. 3. NO QUARTER. 4. THE QUARTERED SEA. 4 VOLUME SET.
Daw, New York, (1994, 2nd./1995, 2nd./1996, 2nd./1999, Ist printing). Very Good Cover art by Jody Lee. 
410 pp, 416 pp, 413 pp, 406 pp. - 4 volumes. "To call the Kigh was the height of bard's magic. Only those born with the gift could learn to Sing these spirits of earth, air, fire, and water into doing their bidding, and even someone as gifted as the Princess Annice must spend years studying at the Bardic Hall to truly master the art. And for Annice, one of those rare talents able to Sing the elemental spirits from each of the four quarters, the call of magic was too strong to be denied, even if it meant renouncing her royal blood and privileges. But Annice might have made a different choice if she could have foreseen that ten years after she'd transferred her life and loyalties from the royal palace to the Bardic Hall, she'd find herself fleeing from the King's Guards. For Annice was twice guilty of treason, first for imperiling the order of succession by becoming pregnant, and second for aiding the father of her unborn child, the Duc of Ohrid, to escape the palace dungeons and the sentence of death hanging over his head. Now the fugitives' only hope lay in tracking down and bringing to justice the enemy who'd masterminded the Duc's downfall, a dangerous foe who had found a way to tie lies and truths together into a knot even the most powerful of Bardic spells could not unravel." Interiors - vol. 1 has a few pages with small corner crease and one page with large corner crease, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exteriors - light edge wear to covers; vol. 4 has light creases on spine, is lightly cocked and has 3 tiny dents on rear cover - light migration in rear pages; vol 1 has large soft corner crease on front cover, slight corner curling on rear cover, light browning to edges of textblock and tiny bump/tear at bottom of rear hinge. 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
8 Huff, Tanya. (Book 4 Inscribed by Author.) Cover art by Jody Lee. SING THE FOUR QUARTERS QUARTET. 1. SING THE FOUR QUARTERS. 2. FIFTH QUARTER. 3. NO QUARTER. 4. THE QUARTERED SEA. 4 VOLUME SET.
Daw, New York, (1994, 3rd/1995, 2nd/1996, Ist/1999, Ist printing). 
410 pp, 416 pp, 413 pp, 406 pp. - mass market paperbacks - 4 volumes. BOOK 4 INSCRIBED AND DATED BY TANYA HUFF. "To call the Kigh was the height of bard's magic. Only those born with the gift could learn to Sing these spirits of earth, air, fire, and water into doing their bidding, and even someone as gifted as the Princess Annice must spend years studying at the Bardic Hall to truly master the art. And for Annice, one of those rare talents able to Sing the elemental spirits from each of the four quarters, the call of magic was too strong to be denied, even if it meant renouncing her royal blood and privileges. But Annice might have made a different choice if she could have foreseen that ten years after she'd transferred her life and loyalties from the royal palace to the Bardic Hall, she'd find herself fleeing from the King's Guards. For Annice was twice guilty of treason, first for imperiling the order of succession by becoming pregnant, and second for aiding the father of her unborn child, the Duc of Ohrid, to escape the palace dungeons and the sentence of death hanging over his head. Now the fugitives' only hope lay in tracking down and bringing to justice the enemy who'd masterminded the Duc's downfall, a dangerous foe who had found a way to tie lies and truths together into a knot even the most powerful of Bardic spells could not unravel..." Interiors - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks, Exteriors - clean and bright with minor edge wear to covers, spines flat with the very faintest of creases on book 1. VG+ 
Price: 45.00 USD
 
 
BARDIC VOICES SERIES.  FIRST FOUR BOOKS.  1. THE LARK AND THE WREN.  2. THE ROBIN & THE KESTREL.  2.5. A CAST OF CORBIES (BARDIC CHOICES).  3. THE EAGLE & THE NIGHTINGALES., Lackey, Mercedes (with Josepha Sherman on "A Cast of Corbies".)
9 Lackey, Mercedes (with Josepha Sherman on "A Cast of Corbies".) BARDIC VOICES SERIES. FIRST FOUR BOOKS. 1. THE LARK AND THE WREN. 2. THE ROBIN & THE KESTREL. 2.5. A CAST OF CORBIES (BARDIC CHOICES). 3. THE EAGLE & THE NIGHTINGALES.
Riverdale, NY Baen First Printiings Very Good Darrell K. Sweet, cover art. 
First four books of the 'Bardic Voices' series, 6 3/4" H. 1. The Lark and the Wren - 488 pp, 1992, ISBN 0671720996. "With the proper schooling young Rune would be one of the greatest bards her world has ever seen. Even if only she knows it. Unfortunately, the daughter of a tavern wench at the Hungry Bear, no matter how talented, doesn't get much in the way of formal training. One night, to back up a brag she probably wouldn't have made if she weren't so mad, she went up to play her fiddle for the Ghost of Skull Hill. Everyone knows that no one who has ever gone up Skull Hill at night has come down again. Not alive, anway. But when the ghost appears Rune strikes a bargain: if the ghost tires of her playing before morning her life is his; if he is still listening when the sun glints over yonder hill she will have earned both life and a sack of silver. Let the music begin - ." 2. The Robin and the Kestrel - 373 pp, 1994, ISBN 0671876287. "After the affairs recounted in (Book I), Robin, a gypsy lass and bard, and Kestrel, semi-fugitive heir to a throne he does not want, have married their fortunes together and travel the open road, seeking their happiness where they may find it. This is their story. But it is also the story of the Ghost of Skull Hill, the very ghost who gave Rune a bag of silver and her start in life rather than her death when she played the night away. Together, the Robin, the Kestrel, and the Ghost will foil a plot to drive all music from the land - but first, the Robin and the Kestrel must tame the killer Ghost." 2.5. A Cast of Corbies (Bardic Choices) - 311 pp, 1994, ISBN 0671722077. "A strange pall has settled over Alanda. Everywhere representatives of the Church seek to ferret out unauthorized magic - and music, because it is magic at its roots, has come under suspicion. And that which is suspect, if it cannot be crushed altogether, must be stripped of its mystery, made tame and answerable to the power of the priests. Throughout the lands the Free Bards, those who will not or cannot join the priest-condoned Guild, are being driven away. But all who are Free are free to choose: to flee or to fight." 3. The Eagle & the Nightingales - 410 pp, 1996, ISBN 0671877062. "Why is the High King of the Human kingdoms not doing his job - and thereby allowing the Church to fill the power vacuum in the human lands of Alanda? This is a matter of some concern to Nightingale and her friends: the Church is becoming ever more overtly hostile to non-human sentients (of which there are several species in Alanda) as well as to anything that it does not at least indirectly control, such as gypsies and Free Bards. To discover just what is going on, she will join forces with T'fyrr, a birdman with the visage of a raptor and the voice of an angelic choir. And before the King - and through him the gypsies, Free Bards and non-humans of the twenty kingdoms - is saved they, the Eagle and the Nightingale, will have become if not quite lovers, then far more than friends - ." Interiors - light to moderate browning to inside of covers, very light to light browning to page margins, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exteriors - one book with light twist/lean to spine - also spine is concave, one with very light twist/lean to spine, one book with two faint spine creases, edges of text blocks have very light to moderate browning, very light to light edge wear on covers/spines. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
THE ISLES OF THE SEA., Maclean, Fitzroy.
10 Maclean, Fitzroy. THE ISLES OF THE SEA.
Collins, London, 1985, Ist ed. 
190 pp, large 8vo (9 3/8"), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 004356942 Illustrated with line drawings by John Springs. In the Highlands of Scotland, the Seanachie or Bard long occupied an honoured place in the household of every Clan Chief. The t ales they told were passed on from generation to generation. The author recounts some of his favourite tales from the Inner and Outer Hebrides and from his own homeland of Argyll, the coastland of the Gael. Two tiny corner bumps, light wrin k l i n g a t top/bottom of spine, tiny dint on bottom edge of rear board. minor edge wear. Dust jacket is lightly faded on spine and slightly on fore edges, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, two corner creases on front flap. V er y Go od / Ve ry Good- 
Price: 22.00 USD
 
 
POEMS OF LORD BYRON., Whibley, Charles, selected and introduced by.  (George Gordon Byron.)
11 Whibley, Charles, selected and introduced by. (George Gordon Byron.) POEMS OF LORD BYRON.
London Caxton Good A.S. Forrest, colour illustrations. A.S. Hartrick, b&w frontispiece and vignette title. 
262 pp, 6 13/16" H. Medium brown cloth with gilt lettering and art nouveau floral decoration in yellow/ orange on spine and front board, top edge gilt. One of 'The Golden Poets' series, edited by Oliphant Smeaton. No date. B&w tissue-covered frontispiece and decorated title page, 8 colour plates by A.S. Forrest (collated). Section headings: Introduction; Poems; The Curse of Minerva; Child Harold's Pilgrimage (To Ianthe / Portrait of Childe Harold / Scenes in Spain and Portugal / Greece Ancient and Modern / Brussles and Waterloo); The Giaour / The Bride of Abydos (Selim and Zuleika); The Corsair (The Pirate's Isle / Conrad and Gulnare); Lara (The Death of Lara); The Prisoner of Chillon; English Bards and Scotch Reviewers; Beppo (The Carnival of Venice); Don Juan (The Sweets of Life / The Isles of Greece); Dramas (Manfred / Cain); Notes; Glossary; Index of First Lines. Very light browning to free endpapers - lighter on pastedowns, small corner crease on page leaf 105/6, faint water mark staining on bottom of text block, very light browning to edges of text block, wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, slight fading to colour on spine, light edge wear, faint water marks and light rubbing on rear board, one small soft corner bump. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 


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