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TANGLEWOOD TALES., Hawthorne, Nathaniel.  Introduction by Alastair Kennedy.
1 Hawthorne, Nathaniel. Introduction by Alastair Kennedy. TANGLEWOOD TALES.
London Collins Clear-Type Press Full-Leather Very Good D.C. Eyles. 
313 pp , 16mo (6 1/8" H), thin burgundy leather over card covers/spine - gold lettering and decoration on spine, top edge gilt - in slipcase. Burgundy endpapers, sepiatone plates, including frontispiece, additional small b&w illustrations, decorated title page. Hawthorne's retelling of Greek myths for children. Contents: Introduction; Foreword; The Minotaur; The Pygmies; The Dragon's Teeth; Circe's Palace; The Pomegranate Seeds; The Golden Fleece. Very light browning to pages, light creasing at top corner of most pages, very light browning and foxing to fore-edge and bottom of text block, slight fading to spine colour, very light edge wear - a little more at corners, tiny tear at bottom of spine. Slipcase has some edge wear with some splits at joints - more wear at corners, slight fading to rear panel, bent at top of one side panel, top panel is not level. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
THE GREAT STORIES OF THE GREEKS., Hyde, Lilian Stoughton.
2 Hyde, Lilian Stoughton. THE GREAT STORIES OF THE GREEKS.
Boston Small, Maynard 1904 Hard Cover Good+ No Jacket 
233 pp, 7 7/8" H. Red cloth with gilt lettering on spine, gilt lettering/decoration on front board. B&w plates. "In the preparation of this book, the aim has been to present in a manner suited to young readers the Greek myths that have been world favorites through the centuries, and that have in some measure exercised a formative influence on literature and the fine arts in many countries." from the Preface. Contents: Prometheus; How Troubles Came into the World (Pandora); The Great Deluge; Apollo and Daphne; How Apollo got his Lyre; Mercury and Argus; Ceres and Proserpine; Phaethon; Clytie; The Seven Sisters; Endymion's Sleep; Why Cadmus founded a City; Echo; Narcissus; Hyacinthus; Perseus; Arachne; Jason and the Golden Fleece; Hylas; Procne and Philomela; Bellerophon; Tithonus; Comatas and the Honey-Bees; Adonis; King Midas; The King and the Oak; Juno and Halcyone; Hercules; Theseus; Philemon and Baucis; Orpheus and Eurydice; Ganymede; The Bag of Winds; Circe; Arion and the Dolphin; Psyche; Pronouncing and Explanatory Index. Light toning to endpapers and pages, slight separation between page gatherings at pages 130 & 131 but still firm in binding, illustration pages and adjacent pages have light foxing, small tear at bottom of page iii - archivally taped, browning to edges of text block with some light foxing on bottom, light edge wear - moderate at top/bottom of spine (with wrinkling) and at corners, slight fading to spine colour. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
STAR TALES., Ridpath, Ian.
3 Ridpath, Ian. STAR TALES.
Universe Books, New York, 1988, First American edition. 
161 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0876636946 B&w illustrations. "Every night a pageant of Greek mythology circles overhead. Perseus flies to the rescue of Andromeda, Orion faces the charge of the snorting Bull and the ship of the Argonauts sails in search of the Golden Fleece. Constellations are the invention of the human imagination, not of nature. They are an expression of the human desire to impress its own order upon the apparent chaos of the night s k y . T wentieth-century science has told us that these twinkling points of light are glowing balls of gas, but the ancient Greeks, to whom we owe many of our constellations, knew nothing of this. Ian Ridpath, well-known astronomy writer and br o ad ca st er , h as been intrigued by the myths of the stars for many years. 'Star Tales' is the first guide this century to combine all the fascinating myths in one books, illustrated with the beautiful and evocative engravings from two of the le adi ng sta r a tl a ses ; Johann Bode's 'Uranographia' of 1801 and John Flamsteed's 'Atlas Coelestis' of 1729. This is an excellent reference and the perfect gift for the armchair astronomer and those interested in classical mythology." Minor w rin klin g a t to p/bo tto m of s pine. Dust jacket has light edge wear, several tears with creases - mainly on rear cover and archivally taped, light fading to color on spine and hinge areas, a few tiny circular impressions on front panel. Very G ood+ /Good 
Price: 30.00 USD
 
 
WORLD TALES:  THE EXTRAORDINARY COINCIDENCE OF STORIES TOLD IN ALL TIMES, IN ALL PLACES., Shah, Idries, collected and introduced by.  Note on the Illustrations by Ivan Tyrrell.
4 Shah, Idries, collected and introduced by. Note on the Illustrations by Ivan Tyrrell. WORLD TALES: THE EXTRAORDINARY COINCIDENCE OF STORIES TOLD IN ALL TIMES, IN ALL PLACES.
Harmondsworth Allen Lane / Kestrel 1979 0722668600 / 9780722668603 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good - Very Good - James Marsh, Chris McEwan, Peter Richardson, Carol Lawson, Ken Laidlaw, Peter Goodfellow, Ivan Tyrrell, Alan Tunbridge, Brian Froud, Alan Lee, Ivan Hissey, et al. 
259 pp, 11 3/4" H. "Folk tales are part of the universal heritage of mankind. This beautiful and unusual collection of sixty-five tales from around the world reveals the extraordinary coincidence of stories told in all ages and all countries. Some tales are found in nearly every society throughout history, with only the cultural details being different. This volume includes, for instance, an Algonquin Indian version of Cinderella and a Norse William Tell. Each story has a short introduction that traces its history through various cultures. Then, a single version of the tale is selected and evocatively told by Idries Shah. The hundred and one outstanding illustrations are by thrity-seven famous leading illustrators, all living in Britain. Each picture has been specially commissioned for this book." Areas of light fading to colour on boards (shows imprint of design on front panel of dust jacket) and spine, small slight corner bumps, two tiny marks on rear board, minor soiling on top of text block, wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has light edge wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds; light toning to spine, flap-folds and edges. 
Price: 35.00 USD
 


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