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New York Barnes & Noble 1993 0880295198 / 9780880295192 Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good+ 
628 pp, 9 1/4" H. "Here in one volume, is a classic of Western literature - the complete fairy tales of the Brothers Grimm. These magnificent tales, which date back to the dawn of storytelling among the people of Northern Europe, was first compiled by Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm and were published in Germany in 1812 and 1815. Since then, selections from these stories have appeared and reappeared in countless translations throughout the world. It is a rare event, however, to offer 'Grimm's Complete Fairy Tales' in a large, one volume edition, complete, unabridged and unexpurgated. (Over 200 tales, with all the) old favorites - The Sleeping Beauty, Rumpelstiltskin, Hansel and Gretel, Snow White and others - and many little-known treasures such as The Juniper Tree, Clever Gretel, King Thrushbeard, and The Singing, Soaring Lark." Small soft wrinkle at bottom edge of page leaf 123/124 with some minor offset on adjacent pages. Dust jacket has minor edge wrinkling and minor rubbing. 
Price: 20.00 USD
LES SOULIERS USES PAR LA DANSE., Freres Grimm.  (Brothers Grimm).  Illustre par Dorothee Duntze.  Traduction de Michelle Nikly.
2 Freres Grimm. (Brothers Grimm). Illustre par Dorothee Duntze. Traduction de Michelle Nikly. LES SOULIERS USES PAR LA DANSE.
Nord-Sud (North-South), Zurich, 1995. 
Unpaginated, 12 3/4" H, hard cover (glazed pictorial boards) - no dust jacket. ISBN 3314209045 A beautifully illustrated version of the Brothers Grimm classic "Twelve Dancing Princesses". French text. "Un roi a douze filles, toutes plus belles l es unes que les autres. Mais les jolies princesses ont un secret: chaque matin, on retrouve sous leurs lits leurs souliers tout uses par la danse. Ou les princesses vont-elles danser la nuit? Personne n'a jamais reussi a le decouvrir. Le r o i p r o met son royaume et l'une de ses filles a celui qui percera le mystere. De nombreux princes tenteront l'epreuve et y laisseront la vie. Jusqu'au jour ou un pauvre soldat va se presenter au palais...." Very light wear at corners, smal l b um p a t to p of spine and at one corner. Very Good 
Price: 20.00 USD
THE ILLUSTRATED LONDON NEWS.  CHRISTMAS NUMBER 1955, No. 6081A, Vol. 227 + CHRISTMAS NUMBER 1956, No. 6126A, Vol. 229 + CHRISTMAS NUMBER 1959, No. 6274A, Vol. 235.  3 ITEMS., Gilbert, Anthony; Macardle, Dorothy; Bucke, Marion; Bryant, Arthur, Sir; Laver, James; Aickman, Robert; Muir, Marie, et al.
3 Gilbert, Anthony; Macardle, Dorothy; Bucke, Marion; Bryant, Arthur, Sir; Laver, James; Aickman, Robert; Muir, Marie, et al. THE ILLUSTRATED LONDON NEWS. CHRISTMAS NUMBER 1955, No. 6081A, Vol. 227 + CHRISTMAS NUMBER 1956, No. 6126A, Vol. 229 + CHRISTMAS NUMBER 1959, No. 6274A, Vol. 235. 3 ITEMS.
London Illustrated London News Stapled in Wraps Good+ E.H. Shepard, Daphne Allen, Kate Greenaway, Lotte Reiniger, Neave Parker, Juliet Pannett, Alan Crisp, Alan Reynolds, Stan Bult, Gordon Nicholl, Eliot Hodgkin, Jack Matthew, Raymond Booth, Victor Bertoglio, et al. 
3 Christmas Numbers of The Illustrated London News (1955, 1956 & 1959), 14 1/2" H x 10 1/4" W. Christmas 1955 - 56 pp, articles include: Trafalgar from the French Point of View: The Report of Captain Lucas; "Give me a ring" by Anthony Gilbert; Art in cap and bells: Trompe-l'oeil masterpieces designed to cheat the eye by their astonishing effect of reality; Double spread Queen Elizabeth II by Pietro Annigoni; 4 full page colour portraits "The Beauty of early Girlhood"; 2 full page colour illustrations - "Fairy-tale creatures (1. Hans Andersen, 2. Brothers Grimm), by Neave Parker. // Christmas 1956 - 64 pp, articles include: Nursery Rhymes by Kate Greenaway; The Doo's Nest, by Marie Muir, illustrated by Victor Bertoglio; Ghosts of the Footlights: Favourites of Fifty Years Ago; The Crystal Star by Dorothy Macardle, illustrated by Jack Matthew; Oh! Wondrous Face! Portraits of clowns painted on egg-shells by an expert on clown make-up - Stan Bult; How Christmas customs came about, by John Pudney, illustrated by E.H. Shepard; Told by a ghost, by Marion Bucke, illustrated by Gordon Nicholl. // Christmas 1959 - (12) pp advertisements + 40 pp + (12) pp advertisements, articles include: "Jimmy, the dog in my life", by Sir Arthur Bryant; "From Nudity to Pantalettes": an account of children's dress through the ages, by James Laver, illustrated in b&w by E.H. Shepard; "English ghoulies and ghosties", by Robert Aickman, illustrated by Juliet Pannett; "Home for Christmas", by Marie Muir, illustrated by Alan Crisp. Many additional illustrations including 3 full page (1 double spread) colour illustrations by E.H. Shepard, 19 black & gold silhouettes of Thumbelina (10) and Puss-in-Boots (9) by Lotte Reiniger, reproductions of Old Masters, etc. Many vintage advertisements, including full page colour ones for: King George IV Old Scotch Whisky; Grants Stand Fast; Black & White Scotch; Long John Scotch; Campari; Drambuie; Harveys of Bristol; Rothmans; Player's Gold Leaf; Land Rover; Morris Motors; Jaguar; Standard Triumph; Hillman Minx; Coty; Cow & Gate, etc. Interiors - some edge wrinkling/creasing on anumber of pages due to handling, several pages with corner creases, otherwise clean and tight. Exteriors - '1955' has two small ink letters written at bottom of front cover, small entry of ink numbers in crossword on back cover advertisment, a crease down the rear cover. '1959' has a small light stain at top edge at spine, soft crease down rear cover. '1956' has a 2" 'V' shaped tear archivally taped on rear cover. All items have some level of edge wrinkling/creasing, small edge tears archivally taped, very light rubbing/soiling. 
Price: 50.00 USD
MOTHER HOLLY., Grimm, Brothers.  Retold by John Warren Stewig.  Illustrated by Johanna Westerman.
4 Grimm, Brothers. Retold by John Warren Stewig. Illustrated by Johanna Westerman. MOTHER HOLLY.
North-South Books, New York, 2001. 
Unpaginated, 11 1/2" H, hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 1558589260 Beautifully illustrated in vivid color. "Two sisters, kind, industrious Rose and vain, lazy Blanche, experience two very different adventures when each tumbles down a well and int o the magical world of Mother Holly. Rose's journey begins accidentally, but because of her generosity to all she meets along the way and her hard work for the ugly but kind Mother Holly, she returns home in a shimmering gown covered in gold . E n v i ous of Rose's good fortune, Blanche decides to visit Mother Holly herself, but her pride, laziness, and foul temper earn her an apt and well-deserved punishment..." A few tiny dints on top/bottom edges of boards. Dust jacket has light w ri n kl in g at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, two small closed tears with creases at top of rear panel - archivally taped, small tear in laminate on front panel. Very Good/Very Good- 
Price: 12.50 USD
THE SIX SWANS.  A FAIRY TALE BY JACOB AND WILHELM GRIMM., Grimm, Jacob and Wilhelm.  Illustrated by Dorothee Duntze.  Translated by Anthea Bell.
5 Grimm, Jacob and Wilhelm. Illustrated by Dorothee Duntze. Translated by Anthea Bell. THE SIX SWANS. A FAIRY TALE BY JACOB AND WILHELM GRIMM.
North-South Books, New York, 1998. 
Unpaginated, 12 3/4" H, hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 1558589821 Illustrated throughout in full color. "Once upon a time there was a king who loved his six sons more than anything in the world. But the king's new wife was the daughter of a wit ch, and eager to get rid of her stepchildren, she cast a spell that turned the princes into swans. Their sister watched, heart-broken, as they flew off, leaving her all alone. She vows to release them from the spell, but to do so, she mus t s e w s i x shirts from starflowers, and not utter a word - or laugh, either - for six long years..." Small bump to top edge of both boards. Dust jacket has light wear at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, very light rubbing, tiny dint on re ar hi ng e, mi no r edge wrinkling. Very Good+/Very Good 
Price: 15.00 USD
Boulder, Colorado Roberts Rinehart Publishers in cooperation with The Chrysler Museum of Art 1996 1570980799 / 9781570980794 Soft Cover Very Good 
242 pp, 4to (11 1/2" H). Profusely illustrated in color and b&w. "A stunning achievement, 'Myth, Magic, and Mystery' brings together the work of nearly every prominent children's book illustrator of the twentieth century. Developed for a nationwide, touring exhibition beginning at The Chrysler Museum of Art in Norfolk, Virginia in June 1996, this book stands alone as a portable encyclopedia of the 'masters' of the genre. Included here are the works of such popular illustrators as N.C. Wyeth, Chris Van Allsburg, Maurice Sendak, Dr. Seuss, Edward Gorey, Tomi Ungerer, and others; a special feature of the book is a complete 'alphabet' created from a selection of the classic ABC books by the likes of Richard Scarry and 'Curious George' creator H.A. Rey. (This) will be a volume to be treasured alongside the classics themselves, a book to be sought after for moments of quiet contemplation or recollections of sheer joy." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very light edge wear, light rubbing on covers, tiny dent on fore-edge of text block, tiny stain on bottom of text block. 
Price: 40.00 USD
7 Hunt, Peter, editor. Associate editors: Dennis Butts, Ethel Heins, Margaret Kinnell, Tony Watkins. With Gillian Avery, Anne Scott MacLeod, Julia Briggs, Zena Sutherland, Peter Hollindale, Michael Stone, Roderick McGillis & Beth Gilderdale. CHILDREN'S LITERATURE: AN ILLUSTRATED HISTORY.
Oxford Oxford University Press 1995 0192123203 / 9780192123206 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Very Good 
378 pp, large 8vo (9 7/8" H). Pictorial endpapers, many b&w and color photographs and reproductions. "(T)races the history of children's books in Britain, the USA, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand from the very first printed books through to the present day. (This book) takes 'children's literature' to mean books designed for children as well as books for childhood, and so embraces everything from religious tracts to multi-media comics, from the 'classic' to the unashamedly popular. Written by leading experts, this survey shows that children's literature reflects how childhood has been defined, controlled, and appreciated at different times. It reveals how adults have explored questions of power, entertainment, sexuality, and equality through their writing for children, and demonstrates how the borders between what is adult and what children's fiction are routinely blurred. A series of chronological chapters charts the 'history' which begins in the sixteenth century with grammars and ABCs. We move from books of instruction through to fables and fantasies in the eighteenth century, from reward books and romance to school stories in the nineteenth, and on to comics, colour picture-books, and science fiction in (the twentieth century). Throughout the text, books, authors, illustrators, publishers, and children readers are discussed within their wider social, political, and economic environment. Richly illustrated in black and white and colour, and with a section on further reading, a full index, and a chronology which places books for children in their literary and political context, this is a fascinating study which will delight all readers, young and old." Dust jacket has minor edge wear and light edge wrinkling; tiny dent on front hinge; slight fading to color on front panel, spine, top edge and flap-folds. 
Price: 35.00 USD
IRON JOHN., Mayer, Marianna.  Illustrated by Winslow Pels.
8 Mayer, Marianna. Illustrated by Winslow Pels. IRON JOHN.
Morrow Junior Books, New York, 1999, first edition. 
Unpaginated, 12 1/8" H, hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0688115543 Beautifully illustrated in color. "Hans, a young prince, has heard many eerie tales about the man-beast who rules the enchanted woods. Yet when Iron John is brought to the castle in chains, Hans is more fascinated than frightened. The boy not only frees the gentle savage but accepts him as a second father, and he runs away with Iron John to start a new life of growth and discovery beyond his imagination. Master storyt e l l e r Marianna Mayer draws on one of the most resonant of the Grimm fairy tales, as well as on intriguing legends of the enchanter Merlin, to weave her own magic over the timeless myth of the noble savage." Dust jacket has very light wrinkling al on g to p edge of rear panel. Fine/Near Fine 
Price: 15.00 USD
9 Opie, Iona and Opie, Peter, editors. I SAW ESAU: THE SCHOOLCHILD'S POCKET BOOK.
Cambridge, Massachusetts Candlewick Press 1992 1564020460 / 9781564020468 First American Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Maurice Sendak. 
160 pp, 7 1/2" H. " 'Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me.' That's what children chant when they are being teased; it's what their parents chanted, and their grandparents and great grandparents before them. Collected in this invaluable book are the wit and wisdom of generations of schoolchildren - more than one hundred and seventy rhymes ranging from insults and riddles to tongue twisters, jeers, and jump-rope rhymes. With Iona Opie's introduction and detailed notes and Maurice Sendak's remarkable pictures - vignettes, sequences, and full-page paintings both wickedly funny and comically sad - this book offers knowledge and entertainment to all who open it. Like a collection of Mother Goose nursery rhymes or Grimm's fairy tales, (it) deserves a place among the classic texts of childhood." Slight bump at bottom of rear hinge. Dust jacket has minor edge wear/wrinkling, light wrinkling at top of front flap-fold and flap. 
Price: 10.00 USD
Woodstock, New York Overlook 1998 0879519371 / 9780879519377 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good 
256 pp, 11 1/4" H. Color and b&w photographs, reproductions. Contents: Foreword; Introduction; Types of Fantasy; Fantasy Cinema; Television Fantasy; Who's Who of Fantasy; A-Z of Fantasy Characters & Entities; Fantasy Games; Fantasy Worlds; Fantasy Magazines; Glossary; Index. "(A)n extensive survey of the whole genre." Dust jacket is price clipped, has minor edgwear at top of spine. 
Price: 20.00 USD
WALTER CRANE., Spencer, Isobel.
11 Spencer, Isobel. WALTER CRANE.
New York Macmillan 1975 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Walter Crane. 
208 pp, 11 1/8" H. B&w and colour illustrations. "More than any other artist of the time Walter Crane appears at the center of the great surge of interest in the decorative arts in the late nineteenth century. He was the driving force behind the Arts and Crafts movement, a children's book illustrator, designer of textiles, tiles, stained glass and ceramics, and a painter who enjoyed a reputation on the Continent as the most popular of the Pre-Raphaelites. Long before his name came to be associated with Kate Greenaway and Randolph Caldecott as the outstanding artists for the nursery, his brightly colored series of Toy Books ensured him a wide reputation. His fame led to commissions for nursery wallpaper, and from there to fabrics, ceramics, mosaic, stained glass, and gesso relief. As President of the Art Workers' Guild Exhibition Society he was a more strenuous advocate of the Arts and Crafts movement than his friend, William Morris, and traveled abroad with his work, specifically helping the formation of an American Arts and Crafts movement. Crane's early paintings embody the romantic medievalism of Rossetti and Burne-Jones, but he soon used poetry and painting as a means to express his growing interest in new philosophical ideas. Ultimately he was converted to socialism - a cause he embraced wholeheartedly, becoming a member of the Social Democratic Federation, the Fabians, and Morris's Socialist League. He gladly made his art servant to his beliefs, producing political cartoons and trade union banners. This is the first major study of Crane's life and work to be published since his death in 1915. Isobel Spencer, a past lecturer in the history of art at Glasgow College of Art, includes in her scholarly study of the man and his work the full range of Crane's many artistic activities." Light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, small bump at top corners of boards, tiny dent on bottom edge of rear board. Dust jacket has very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, light browning at top inside edge. 
Price: 30.00 USD
New York J.B. Lippincott 1987 0397322992 / 9780397322992 3rd Revised Edition. Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
364 pp, 8 11/16" H. B&w illustrations. "(A)n account of the development of children's books in the United States, Britain, Canada, and Australia, (this book) has long been acclaimed as an invaluable guide and resource for parents, teachers, and students alike. The third revised edition faithfully maintains all the strengths of the earlier editions - concise, informative coverage of a vast subject - and includes a totally rewritten Part Four that provides a fresh, detailed investigation of aspects of the modern world most relevant to books for children and young people during the years 1945-1985. The result is an extremely readable and stimulating survey of imaginative writing (including poetry and picure books) accompanied by a superb bibliography of works on children's literature and dozens of illustrations from many of the books mentioned in the text. (The author) offers an enthusiastic, balanced - and sometimes controversial - view of a subject of interest to everyone who cares about the quality of books written for children." Light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, minor soiling, small remainder mark on bottom of text block, very light browning to pages. Dust jacket has minor edge wear, light edge wrinkling, tiny dent on front hinge, very light rubbing. 
Price: 15.00 USD

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