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RAGGEDY ANN IN THE SNOW WHITE CASTLE., Gruelle, Johnny.
21 Gruelle, Johnny. RAGGEDY ANN IN THE SNOW WHITE CASTLE.
Indianapolis Bobbs-Merrill 1960 Reprint Hard Cover Very Good - No Jacket Justin C. Gruelle. 
95 pp, 9 1/4" H. Pictorial front cover, yellow endpapers, b&w and color illustrations throughout. Raggedy Ann and Raggedy Andy encounter many strange folk on their journey to a Snow White Castle where they reverse a sleeping curse with the help of a magical golden ring. Small edge tear at bottom of page leaf 73/74 - archivally taped, a few page edges with a soft wrinkle(s), slight lean to spine, light to moderate edge wear, small shallow bump at top edge of rear board, a few very small rub marks on rear board. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE BOOK OF FAIRIES., Hague, Michael, selected and illustrated by.  (J.M. Barrie, Hans Christian Andersen, Christina Rossetti, M. Wallace-Dunlop, M. Rivett-Carnac, Charlotte-Rose Caumont de la Force, Elizabeth Grierson, Virginia Haviland, William Allingham.)
22 Hague, Michael, selected and illustrated by. (J.M. Barrie, Hans Christian Andersen, Christina Rossetti, M. Wallace-Dunlop, M. Rivett-Carnac, Charlotte-Rose Caumont de la Force, Elizabeth Grierson, Virginia Haviland, William Allingham.) THE BOOK OF FAIRIES.
HarperCollins 2000 0688108814 / 9780688108816 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Michael Hague. 
125 pp, 10 1/4" H. Colour pictorial endpapers, profusely illustrated throughout in colour and b&w. "In stories, songs, and poems, fairies have lived tantalizingly close to human folk for centuries. Unpredictable and elusive, they've brought luck and done harm, while people have longed for a glimpse of their magical world. In his illustrations for this rich and varied collection, Michael Hague, one of America's most beloved painters of fantasy, create a fabled world that belongs to the fairies." Contents: 'Lock-out Time' by J.M. Barrie; 'Thumbelina' by Hans Christian Andersen; 'Goblin Market' by Christina Rossetti; 'The Flower-Babies' by M. Wallace-Dunlop and M. Rivett-Carnac; 'Fairer-than-a-Fairy' by Charlotte-Rose Caumont de la Force; 'The Goodwife's Midnight Labors' retold by Elizabeth Grierson; 'The Brownie o' Ferne-Den' retold by Virginia Haviland; 'The Fairies' by William Allingham; More about Fairies; Notes. Very small bump to three corners, minor erinkling at top/bottom of spine, minor edge wear, gift inscription on verso of free front endpaper. Dust jacket has minor edge wear/wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, two small shallow dents on rear panel and one on the front panel. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
THE PRINCESS IDLEWAYS:  A FAIRY STORY., Hays, W.J., Mrs.
23 Hays, W.J., Mrs. THE PRINCESS IDLEWAYS: A FAIRY STORY.
Harper & Brothers, New York, (c1879). 
124 pp, small 8vo (7 13/16" H), hard cover (blue cloth with pictorial front board) - no dust jacket. B&w illustrations. A spoiled and lazy Princess is sent to live in the forest with Motherkin, a fairy, and learns to be useful and happy. Interior - previous owner's name on front pastedown, Sunday School prize label tipped in on free front endpaper, small letter "G" written on rear pastedown, endpapers browned with a few foxing marks, pages browning lightly. book very lightly cracked in a few places. Exterior - small letter "D" written on bottom part of spine, darkening and fading to lettering/design on spine, edges have light to moderate edge wear and moderate foxing, wrinkling/wear at top/bottom of spine, moderate to heavy wear at corners. Good reading copy only 
Price: 40.00 USD
 
 
THE STRANGE CHILD., Hoffmann, E.T.A.  Translated and adapted by Anthea Bell.
24 Hoffmann, E.T.A. Translated and adapted by Anthea Bell. THE STRANGE CHILD.
Nantick, MA Picture Book Studio 1984 0907234607 / 9780907234609 Hard Cover Very Good Very Good- Lisbeth Zwerger. 
Unpaginated, 13 1/4" H. Colour illustrations. "The Strange Child is a magical being who comes into the unhappy lives of a brother and sister, and leads them into a world of fantasy and adventure. This world is not without dangers, though, because their joy and innocence is threatened by Pepser, the evil king of the gnomes. The scenes and characters so vividly described by Hoffmann are made even more memorable by the haunting illustrations of Lisabeth Zwerger." Small area of color loss and erased price mark at top corner of front free endpaper, minor tiny corner bumps, a very small and a tiny dent at top edge of rear and front board respectively, a few tiny edge dents on bottom edge of boards, very small bump to top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has very light edge wear, wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
THE FIVE JARS., James, M.R.  (Montague Rhodes James.)
25 James, M.R. (Montague Rhodes James.) THE FIVE JARS.
New York Longmans, Green 1922 First American Edition Hard Cover Very Good - No Jacket Gilbert James. 
172 pp, 8 1/2" H. Orange cloth with black lettering on spine and front board. Decorated title page, plus 7 b&w plates by Gilbert James, including frontispiece (collated). M.R. James, best known for his ghost stories, here presents a tale for children. A middle-aged man finds a chest containing five jars, each with the ability to impart a magical power, including communicating with fairies and understanding animal speech. Mottled light browning to free endpapers, light toning to pages, small light soiling mark in margin of page 67, slight separation between gatherings at three pkace - gatherings still firm in binding, light browning to edges of text block, light edge wear - a little more at corners and at top/bottom of hinges with light fraying, small slight bump at bottom corner of boards, light cloth wrinkling at fore-edge of rear board, small area of soiling on spine, slight fading to spine colour, minor wrinkling at bottom of spine. Book is protected in a stiff mylar sleeve. 
Price: 300.00 USD
 
 
THE GRAIL LEGEND., Jung, Emma & Von Franz, Marie-Louise.  Translator: Andrea Dykes.
26 Jung, Emma & Von Franz, Marie-Louise. Translator: Andrea Dykes. THE GRAIL LEGEND.
Boston Sigo Press 1986 093843408X / 9780938434085 Second Edition Soft Cover Very Good 
452 pp, 9" H. B&w illustrations. "The Holy Grail and its quest is a legend which has had a powerful impact on our civilization and culture. The Grail itself is an ancient Celtic symbol of plenty as well as a Christian symbol of redemption and eternal life, the chalice which caught the blood of the crucified Christ. The story of the Grail sheds profound light on man's search for the supreme value of life, for that which makes life most meaningful. Writing in a clear and readable style, two leading women of the Jungian school of psychology present this legend as a living myth that is meaningful to modern life. We encounter such universal figures as the Fool (the naive young Perceval), the Wise Old Man (the Hermit Gornemanz), the Virgin Maiden (Blancheflor), the Loathly Damsel, and such important themes as the Waste Land, the Trinity, and the vessel of the Grail. Weaving together narrative and interpretation, the authors show us how the legend reflects not only fundamental human problems but also the dramatic psychic events which form the background of our Christian culture." Interior - one tiny corner crease, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - minor soiling on bottom of text block, tiny dent at top of spine, very faint creases on spine, one tiny corner crease. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE WORLD GUIDE TO GNOMES, FAIRIES, ELVES AND OTHER LITTLE PEOPLE., Keightley, Thomas.
27 Keightley, Thomas. THE WORLD GUIDE TO GNOMES, FAIRIES, ELVES AND OTHER LITTLE PEOPLE.
New York Avenel 1978 0517263130 / 9780517263136 Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
560 pp, 8vo (8 1/4" H). B&w illustrations. First Avenel reprinting of the 1878 G. Bell edition. "Kelpies, Korrigans, Pixies and Peries, Deeves, Brownies, and Bugaboos - these are just a few of the fantastic figures you will encounter in this unique collection of fairy mythology. Gnomes, faries, and elves of every imaginable size, shape, color, and demeanor spring to life in this marvelously illustrated guide to the fairy realm. Just one glance at the extensive table of contents reveals the scope and variety of fairy folklore explored here - from Persian and Arabian romance to the mythology of Scandinavia, England, France, Germany, and Switzerland. In addition, the author includes sections dealing with the more obscure fairy folkore and tradition of Greece, Spain, Italy, Africa, and the Middle East. Indeed, (he) has left no stone unturned in accomplishing the task he set for himself: 'to collect, arrange and classify and give under one point of view the various ideas and legends respecting fairies and similar beings of the popular creed.' Taken from a variety of sources of popular myth and legend, (it) forms a rich compendium of the superstitions surrounding those enchanting lesser deities, 'the little people'. Not only does (he) explore every type and species, but he also traces resemblances and similarities among the fairy traditions of different countries. For instance, did you know that the Nis (Scandianavia), the Kobold (Germany), and the Goblin (England) are all names for one species, which appears in Scotland under the name of Brownie, and that the Brownie is a person of small stature and wrinkled visage, is covered with short and curly brown hair, and wears a brown mantle and hood? In addition, Keightley discusses the fairy tradition as it appears in major works of English literature, from the Middle Age epic of 'Beowulf' and Chaucer's 'Canterbury Tales' to Spencer's 'The Faerie Queene' and Shakespeare's 'A Midsummer Night's Dream'." Light wear/wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, two repaired small tears at top of spine. Dust jacket has several archivally taped tears - mainly at top of spine/hinges - one with creases, light browning at top inside of spine. 
Price: 19.95 USD
 
 
AGAINST THE GRAIN & OTHER STORIES., Kennedy, C. Fairn.
28 Kennedy, C. Fairn. AGAINST THE GRAIN & OTHER STORIES.
Toronto Second Story Graphics 1979 Soft Cover Very Good Nancy Jackson. 
96 pp, 7 3/8" H. B&w drawings. A group of short stories on the themes of elves, stars, eagles, insects, princesses, etc. The author was born on Cape Breton, Nova Scotia. Contents: Against the Grain; Thane and the Sheepdogs; A Dream of the Insect; The Boy and the Eagle; The Old Man; The Little Star That Came to Earth. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - light soiling on covers, small sticker mark (residue) on rear cover, tiny dent on front edge of spine. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
CICELY MARY BARKER AND HER ART., Laing, Jane.
29 Laing, Jane. CICELY MARY BARKER AND HER ART.
London Frederick Warne 1995 0723240515 / 9780723240518 3rd Printing Hard Cover Very Good+ Fine Cicely Mary Barker. 
128 pp, 10" H. Profusely illustrated in colour and b&w, with many reproductions of the flower fairies. "Cicely Mary Barker's Flower Fairies books, published in the first half of the century, are known and loved around the world. They were created by a quiet, unassuming and dedicated artist, who was nevertheless remarkably successful, spending her life illustrating many children's books and selling hundreds of watercolours and pastels." Contents: Introduction; Flower Fairy Paintings; Paintings of Children; Religious Works; List of Cicely Mary Barker's Books and Other Works; Acknowlegements; Index. Tiny scuff on rear board. 
Price: 40.00 USD
 
 
CICELY MARY BARKER AND HER ART., Laing, Jane.
30 Laing, Jane. CICELY MARY BARKER AND HER ART.
London Frederick Warne 1995 0723240515 / 9780723240518 3rd Printing Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ Cicely Mary Barker. 
128 pp, 10" H. Profusely illustrated in colour and b&w, with many reproductions of the flower fairies. "Cicely Mary Barker's Flower Fairies books, published in the first half of the century, are known and loved around the world. They were created by a quiet, unassuming and dedicated artist, who was nevertheless remarkably successful, spending her life illustrating many children's books and selling hundreds of watercolours and pastels." Contents: Introduction; Flower Fairy Paintings; Paintings of Children; Religious Works; List of Cicely Mary Barker's Books and Other Works; Acknowlegements; Index. Minor wear and minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, minor corner wear. Dust jacket has very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds. 
Price: 37.50 USD
 
 
GREEN FAIRY BOOK., Lang, Andrew, collected by.  Edited by Brian Alderson.
31 Lang, Andrew, collected by. Edited by Brian Alderson. GREEN FAIRY BOOK.
London Kestrel 1978 0722652798 / 9780722652794 Revised Edition Hard Cover Very Good - Very Good- Antony Maitland 
408 pp, 9 7/16" H. Over 100 b&w drawings/decorations. "Fairy tales gathered from the folkore of Russia, Germany, Italy, France, China, Scotland, and England." Contents: Preface; The Story of Caliph Stork; The Half-chick; The Blue Bird; The Enchanted Watch; The Enchanted Ring; The Snuff-box; Princess Narcissus and the Princess Potentilla; Prince Featherhead and the Princess Celandine; Heart of Ice; The Story of the Three Little Pigs; The Golden Blackbird; The Old Flea-bag; The Little Soldier; The Enchanted Snake; The Biter Bit; King Kojata; Prince Fickle and Fair Helena; Puddocky; The Story of the Three Bears; Prince Vivien and the Princess Placida; The Golden Mermaid; The War of the Wolf and the Fox; The Three Musicians; The Three Dogs; Little One-eye, Little Two-eyes, and Little Three-eyes; Jorinde and Joringel; Allerleirauh or, The Many-furred Creature; The Twelve Horsemen; Spindle, Shuttle, and Needle; The Crystal Coffin; The Three Snake-leaves; The Riddle; The Golden Lads; The White Snake; The Tale of the Clever Little Tailor; The Story of the Fisherman and his Wife; Hans My Hedgehog; Appendix I: Andrew Lang's 1892 Preface; Appendix II: Andrew Lang's 1892 Retelling of 'The Three Little Pigs'; Notes. Bump at bottom corner of rear board, small bump at bottom corner of front board. Dust jacket has a few faint line indentations on rear panel, light edge wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, minor rubbing. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
A BUNDLE OF BALLADS., Manning-Sanders, Ruth, compiler.  Illustrated by William Stobbs.
32 Manning-Sanders, Ruth, compiler. Illustrated by William Stobbs. A BUNDLE OF BALLADS.
Oxford University Press, London, 1959, first edition. 
245 pp, 8vo (8" H), hard cover in dust jacket. Black, white & brown illustrations. "...'Come listen to me, you gallants so free - All you that love mirth for to hear...' So the minstrels of the Middle Ages would begin, drawing their listeners about them to hear the tale they have to tell. It might be a rousing adventure of Robin Hood and his bold outlaws, or a ballad of true love; it might be the story of a Demon Lover who lured his lady away by flattery, or True Thomas's adventure in fairyland; it might be the sea ballad of 'Sir Patrick Spens' or the stirring battle story of 'Chevy Chase'. Many splendid ballads, such as these are gathered together here in this richly varied collection. The language has been skilfully modernized to avoid difficulties in reading but without losing any of the original flavour and vitality. Happy or sad, mysterious or romantic, heroic or purely mischievous, with their dancing, singing rhythms the ballads hold an enchantment that still delights and lifts the imagination as it did when they were first sung." Lyrics only, no musical notation. Light to moderate edge rubbing to boards, light wrinkling at bottom of spine, small bump at top corner of boards, faint small watermark at bottom of front board, ink gift inscription/date on title page. Dust jacket has light to moderate edge wear/wrinkling with small chips and tears - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, fading to spine color - lettering still very legible, two small light waterstains on inside of spine, small creases at top corner of rear flap, minor edge browning. VG-/G 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
THE SINGING SWANS AND OTHER STORIES., Marris, Ruth.  Illustrated by Miles Thistlethwaite.
33 Marris, Ruth. Illustrated by Miles Thistlethwaite. THE SINGING SWANS AND OTHER STORIES.
Heinemann, London, 1975, first edition. 
80 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. B&w illustrations. "The three long stories from Ireland that make up this book all have the kind of magic that makes you hold your breath with anticipation - . The first and best-known story, 'The Singing Swans', is the tragic tale of the four children of one of the old Irish kings, who were turned into swans by their jealous stepmother and forced to wander over the land for nine hundred years. 'The Legend of Knockgrafton' is a tale of fairy mischief. Lusmore the hunchback happens to please the fairies and they take away his hump - but the disagreeable fellow who tries to copy him comes a cropper. 'The Sea-Maiden' is a story with many twists and turns, in which the young man Cathal undergoes strange adventures and has to kill a three-headed monster before he can win the princess. These are very old stories, but Ruth Marris tells them as if they were new, writing with such freshness and vividness that we can almost see the green hills in which they are set. Miles Thistlethwaite's (20) beautiful drawings add to the power of the stories." Small light waterstain at top edge of free front endpaper, two very small dints on rear board, wrinkling at bottom of spine, very light browning to edges of textblock. Dust jacket has two very small dints on rear panel, light edge wear/wrinkling, a few very tiny chips/tears, light rubbing, light waterstain at top of front flap. VG/VG 
Price: 22.50 USD
 
 
34 Matthews, John, editor/compiler. Foreword by Philip Carr-Gomm. (P.W. Joyce, J.A. MacCulloch, Julius Pokorny, T. Rice Holmes, Lewis Spence, John Toland, Edward Davies, Godfrey Higgins, Algernon Herbert, W.A. Winwood Read, Iolo Morgannwg, et al. THE DRUID SOURCEBOOK: FROM EARLIEST TIMES TO THE PRESENT DAY. (SOURCEBOOK.)
London Brockhampton 1998 1860198422 / 9781860198427 Reprint Hard Cover Very Good Very Good+ 
384 pp, 9 1/2" H. B&w illustrations. "The Druids have long been misrepresented and misunderstood. The only true records that survive from when the Druids originally flourished are those of the classical writers, who were completely opposed to Druids and their practices. Julius Caesar wrote disparagingly about them and sought to destroy them. The historical reality is that Druidism and early Christianity lived side by side for a long period, and a considerable amount of Druid philosophy was absorbed into Christianity itself. Whether Druidism is regarded as a Celtic priesthood in origin and name, or a religion, it is clear that Druids and Druidism were important aspects of the life of the early European peoples, especially in Britain. In this comprehensive and brilliantly researched book, John Matthews presents a cross-section through the diverse layers of Druid history and custom. Using rare sources - often lost or forgotten texts and translations - he shows how various aspects of Druidism originated and how these contributed to practices we see today. A Druid himself, (he) has expert knowledge and avoids the popular misinterpretation of Druidism as 'wanting to live in the past'. Instead, this book reveals the truth about Druidism, its ideas and customs, and makes a vital contribution to current interest in the Druids." Light wrinkling at bottom of spine, very small bump at bottom corner of both boards, very minor eubbing on boards. Dust jacket has very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
THE SECRET LIVES OF ELVES & FAERIES.  FROM THE PRIVATE JOURNAL OF THE REV. ROBERT KIRK., Matthews, John.  (Robert Kirk.)
35 Matthews, John. (Robert Kirk.) THE SECRET LIVES OF ELVES & FAERIES. FROM THE PRIVATE JOURNAL OF THE REV. ROBERT KIRK.
London Element 2005 0007200714 / 9780007200719 First Edition Hard Cover Fine George Sharp and Rob McCaig. 
128 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H), decorated glazed boards - no dust jacket (as issued). Colour illustrations. Title page continues: "Being the Newly Discovered Story of the Rev. ROBERT KIRK, minister of Aberfoyle in Scotland, as recorded by himself during a period spent in the realm of Faery, including a description of the beings encountered there, as told for his son, Colin, before he vanished from the sight of men, into that place of which he had written and to w hich his heart rightly belonged." "Lovers of faery lore know of Reverend Robert Kirk's 'The Commonwealth of Elves and Faeries', an astonishing description of life in the faery hills and courts of the parish of Aberfoyle, Scotland, where he was minister. But how did Kirk collect the information he included in his book? And what happened to Kirk, who disappeared on 20 June 1692? Here for the first time is Kirk's journal, in which he recorded his visits to the faery realms. In addition, it reveals why he disappeared from this world never to return. This book invites readers to come along on his amazing journey into the Otherworld and gives a wholly original and delightfully engaging account of the faery peoples, their history, magical powers and relations with humankind." 
Price: 16.95 USD
 
 
LEGENDS OF THE SCOTTISH BORDER., Merrilees, Francis.  Illustrations by James Miller.
36 Merrilees, Francis. Illustrations by James Miller. LEGENDS OF THE SCOTTISH BORDER.
Moray Press, Edinburgh, 1947, first edition. 
75 pp, 8vo (8 7/16" H), hard cover in dust jacket. 8 full-page b&w illustrations from drawings by James Miller, A.R.S.A., R.S.W. The legends are presented in poem form, and most are preceded by a short prose introduction. Contents: Dandy Jim; London Scottish; Langminnan's Corpse; K.O.S.B.; The Fairies of Poldeoch; Angler's Hymn; Loch O' The Deil; North and South; The Witch of Crawick Mill; Auld Auchan; The Horse Couper and Michael Scott; Doddie Maxwell; The Priest's Rock; The Haly Wheel; The Lost Kirk; The Wedding of Alexander the Third; The Grey Mare's Tail; Are Ye Sleeping, Mr. Kello?; Royal Scot. Light edge wear, light browning to edges of textblock, minor wrinkling at bottom of spine. Dust jacket has very light edge wear/wrinkling, tiny chips at top/bottom of spine, one closed tear, darkening to spine and flap-folds, light soiling. VG/VG- 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
37 Mills, Lauren. FAIRY WINGS.
Boston Little Brown 1995 0316573973 / 9780316573979 3rd Printing Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good Lauren Mills & Dennis Nolan. 
Unpaginated (approx. 30 pp), 11 1/4" H. Map endpapers, color illustrations throughout. "(E)ach fairy possessed a pair of shimmering wings - except Fia, the one fairy born without wings. Ridiculed by all but her animal friends, Fia spends her days inventing games of the earth rather than the sky. Only Kip, the fairy boy she unexpectedly meets, shows her any kindness, by inviting her to the May Dance. Fia is hesitant to attend, but Frog, Crow, and Rat persuade her to join the revels. To her astonishment, she is soon swept into the air for a spellbinding dance with Prince Hyacinth - only to be brought back to earth by the outraged cries of the Queen - followed by the horrible kidnapping of the fairies! (A) magical world filled with sprightly beings as well as a story rich in romance and adventure." Very minor edge wear. Dust jacket has light wrinkling at bottom of spine, a few faint scratches and light rubbing on rear panel. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
CHELSEA MORNING.  BOOK WITH CD., Mitchell, Joni.  Illustrated by Brian Froud.
38 Mitchell, Joni. Illustrated by Brian Froud. CHELSEA MORNING. BOOK WITH CD.
New York Milk & Cookies Press 2004 0689035934 / 9780689035937 Second Printing Hard Cover Fine Very Good+ Brian Froud. 
Unpaginated, 11 1/4" H. Glazed pictorial boards, orange endpapers. CD in sealed (unopened) pouch at rear. Combines the lyrics of Joni Mitchell's 1967 classic, "Chelsea Morning" with the fantastic creatures that inhabit Brian Froud's magical illustrations. Book is Fine. Dust jacket has very minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, slight curl at front top edge. 
Price: 30.00 USD
 
 
FAIRY FOLKS PICTURE A.B.C., N/A
39 N/A FAIRY FOLKS PICTURE A.B.C.
London Juvenile Productions Hard Cover Good- No Jacket 
93 pp, 10 3/16" H. no date. Pictorial boards (boy and girl blowing bubbles with fairies), pictorial endpapers. Profusely illustrated throughout. The first section contains the A.B.C. with a double page spread for each letter featuring characters from fairy tales described in rhyme. This is followed by puzzles, rhymes and riddles, a story about a steam train and a picture story. Lots of charming animal and fairy characters. Moderate browning to pages and edges of text block, moderate to heavy edge wear - heavier at corners, light to moderate rubbing, several bumps on top edges of boards. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE PENNY HISTORIES:  A STUDY OF CHAPBOOKS FOR YOUNG READERS OVER TWO CENTURIES., Neuburg, Victor E.
40 Neuburg, Victor E. THE PENNY HISTORIES: A STUDY OF CHAPBOOKS FOR YOUNG READERS OVER TWO CENTURIES.
New York Harcourt, Brace & World 1969 First American Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
227 pp, 12mo (7" H), red cloth spine with lettering/border in gold, cream paper-covered boards reproducing the illustration from the dust jacket. B&w illustrations. "For this, the second volume in Milestones in Children's Literature, Victor E. Neuburg has written an admirable study of the famous 'penny histories' or chapbooks which formed almost the entire reading matter of the poorer people in eighteenth-century England. At a time when children's literature had a strong religious and didactic basis, these little paperbound books, however crudely produced and illustrated, kept alive traditional tales of romance and adventure, and fed the imagination of young and old alike. Facsimiles of seven of the 'penny histories' are included in the present volume, and there is a detailed bibliography of source material." The chapbooks included in facsimile reproduction are: The History of Guy of Warwick; Fairy Stories; The Interesting Story of the Children in the Wood; An Elegy on the Death and Burial of Cock Robin; A Peep at the Various Nations of the World; Toads and Diamonds; The Rod. Includes a section on chapbooks in America. Tiny mark on verso of free front endpaper, minor wrinkling at bottom of spine, minor edge wear. Dust jacket has minor edge wrinkling, one small edge tear - archivally taped. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
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