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  • IT'S PERFECTLY TRUE and Other Stories. by Andersen, Hans Christian [Paul Leyssac, translator, signed]
    Andersen, Hans Christian [Paul Leyssac, translator, signed]
    IT'S PERFECTLY TRUE and Other Stories.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Harcourt Brace & Company, (1938) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - "An entirely new translation of a number of Hans Christian Andersen's best stories, including many of the short amusing ones which are not as well known as they deserve to be" although this also includes some of his most loved stories - The Litle Mermaid, The Ugly Duckling, Thumbelina, The Princess on the Pea, The Snow Queen and more. Translated from the Danish by Paul Leyssac, with a foreword by Hugh Walpole and illustrations by Richard Bennett. Translator's note. INSCRIBED on the first blank page by Leyssac, and dated in 1939. x, 305 pp. Illustrated endpapers.

    Condition: Very near fine in green cloth in a fair dustjacket. (price-clipped, wear to ends of spine and some loss, tear to back cover of dj, rubbing to folds)

    Book ID: 78398
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  • FAREWELL MISS JULIE LOGAN: A Wintry Tale. by Barrie, J. M.
    Barrie, J. M.
    FAREWELL MISS JULIE LOGAN: A Wintry Tale.

    Edition: Early printing.

    New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1932. Hardcover - Ghost story set in Scotland, written as a diary by a young minister about when the glen is locked - or snowbound. 103 pp.

    Condition: Good overall in green cloth with gold lettering and decoration on front cover (some fading to the cloth, lettering on the spine is illegible, bookplate and scattered pencil underlining.) 103 pp.

    Book ID: 79924
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  • CAN'T CATCH ME and Other Twice-Told Tales. by Cadnum, Michael.
    Cadnum, Michael.
    CAN'T CATCH ME and Other Twice-Told Tales.

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback original, not issued in hardcover.

    San Francisco: Tachyon Publications, (2006.). SIGNED first edition - SIGNED on the title page. "Fairy tales for the tough-minded" by this award-winning author - twice-told, the familiar stories are newly revealed, from the unrepentent Gingerbread Man of the title story and his tirades against overprotective parents, meddlesome neighbors, and untrustworthy foxes, to the giant's wife who simply wants Jack out of the picture so that she and her mate may continue collaborating on poetry, these ironic tales introduce complex, emotional topics within a familiar context. Includes five original, previously unpublished works. 181 pp. ISBN: 1892391333.

    Condition: Fine (a new copy.)

    Book ID: 36285
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  • THE SECOND VIRAGO BOOK OF FAIRY TALES. by Carter, Angela, editor.
    Carter, Angela, editor.
    THE SECOND VIRAGO BOOK OF FAIRY TALES.

    Edition: First printing.

    London: Virago Press, (1992) dj. Hardcover first edition - A collection published posthumously, with an introduction by Marina Warner, wood-cut illustrations by Corinna Sargood. Collects 45 stories "from the Arctic to Asia" arranged in six sections with names like "Strong Minds and Low Cunning," "Black Arts and Dirty Tricks," "Married Women," etc. xvii, 230 pp plus final illustration. Blue and white illustrated endpapers. ISBN: 1-853814911.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 79968
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  • Cavendish, Richard, editor
    MYTHOLOGY: An Illustrated Encyclopedia

    Edition: First American edition.

    New York: Rizzoli, 1980. Hardcover first edition - A large format, profusely illustrated, and very comprehensive book - included are sections on Asia, the Middle East, the West, Africa, the Americas and the Pacific with contributions by many different writers. 303 pgs including a glossary, bibliography and index.

    Condition: F/F.

    Book ID: 8393
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  • Colum, Padraic (illustrated by Willy Pogany.)
    THE GOLDEN FLEECE AND THE HEROES WHO LIVED BEFORE ACHILLES.

    Edition: Trade paperback.

    New York: Scholastic, 1990. Classic retelling of the stories in the Greek mythology, originally published in 1921. 316 pp. ISBN: 0-590-436848.

    Condition: Near fine.

    Book ID: 25536
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  • Cousineau, Phil.
    ONCE AND FUTURE MYTHS: The Power of Ancient Stories in Modern Times.

    Edition: First printing.

    Berkeley, CA: Conari Press, 2001. dj. Hardcover first edition - A discussion of the myths, current and present, of time, travel, creative struggle, the city, sports and more. Foreword by Stephen Larsen. Illustrated. Includes a list of recommended readings and index. 342 pages. ISBN: 1-57324-1466.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket (a new copy.)

    Book ID: 19512
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  • THE EMERALD SEA: The Quest of Brendan the Navigator, Book Three of the Heroes of the Misty Isle. by Dengler, Sandy.
    Dengler, Sandy.
    THE EMERALD SEA: The Quest of Brendan the Navigator, Book Three of the Heroes of the Misty Isle.

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback original.

    Chicago: Moody Publishers, (1994). First edition - "Brendan has dreamed all his life of sailing to this promised land. Now his dream is coming true. But he and his fellow travelers must face the peril of the high seas, explore strange and dangerous lands, and defend themselves against terrors both physical and spiritual, before they reach their goal." 337 pp. ISBN: 0-802422950.

    Condition: Near fine.

    Book ID: 78854
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  • VARIOUS FABLES FROM VARIOUS PLACES. by Di Prima, Diane, editor. Illustrated by Bernard Krigstein.
    Di Prima, Diane, editor. Illustrated by Bernard Krigstein.
    VARIOUS FABLES FROM VARIOUS PLACES.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Capricorn / Putnam, (1960) dj. Hardcover first edition - The scarce hardcover edition of this unassuming little book containing fables from all over the world - Spain, Russia, Malay Peninsula, ancient Greece and Rome, through France and Tibet. Includes an afterword by Di Prima "about fables" in which she states that her selection of the specific variants of the fables included was based on one thing - her delight in them. Illustrated with a double title page and 18 full page illustrations by Bernard Krigstein. Smalll format, 4 5/8" by 7 1.2", unfortunately printed on inexpensive paper so virtually all copies, including this one, have significant age-toning. 183 pp.

    Condition: Good overall in silver cloth in a good dust jacket - light staining to the edge of the rear board, significant toning to the pages and to the spine and edges of the dust jacket, tape reinforcement to part of the upper edge of the dj. Original price of 2.50 still present.

    Book ID: 80182
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  • ODD AND THE FROST GIANTS. by Gaiman, Neil (illustrated by Brett Helquist.)
    Gaiman, Neil (illustrated by Brett Helquist.)
    ODD AND THE FROST GIANTS.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Harper Collins, (2009.). Hardcover first edition - A short novel for older children by this Newbery (and Hugo) award-winning author, inspired by traditional Norse mythology. Illustrated with full-page drawings and decorative chapter headers by Brett Helquist. 117 pp. ISBN: 978006167139.

    Condition: Very near fine in blue cloth with a pasted on illustration (a new copy, but with a remainder line.)

    Book ID: 49065
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  • THE IROKO-MAN: A Yoruba Folktale. by Gershator, Phillis (retold by); Illustrated by Holly C. Kim.
    Gershator, Phillis (retold by); Illustrated by Holly C. Kim.
    THE IROKO-MAN: A Yoruba Folktale.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Orchard Books, (1994.) dj. Hardcover first edition - A retelling of the story 'Oluronbi' in "Yoruba Legends" by M. I. Ogumefu, published in 1929 - a story which echoes that of Rumpelstiltskin. Colorfully illustrated with acrylic and collage paintings by Holly C. Kim (her first children's book.) Large format, unpaginated. Reinforced binding. ISBN: 0-531086607.

    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated boards in a fine dust jacket (a new copy.)

    Book ID: 41875
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  • THE BOOK OF FAIRIES. by Hague, Michael.
    Hague, Michael.
    THE BOOK OF FAIRIES.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Harper Collins, (2000) dj. Hardcover first edition - Eight classic fairy tales selected by Hague and illustrated by him both in full color and with black and white drawings. Includes 'Lock-out Time' by J.M. Barrie; 'Thumbelina' by Hans Christian Andersen; 'Goblin Market' by Christina Rossetti; 'The Goodwife's Midnight Labors' retold by Elizabeth Grierson; 'The Flower-Babies' by M. Wallace-Dunlop and M. Rivett-Carnac; 'Fairer-than-a-Fairy' by Charlotte-Rose Caumont de la Force; 'The Brownie o' Ferne-Den' retold by Virginia Haviland; and 'The Fairies' by William Allingham. Author's notes. Large format. Illustrated endpapers. 125 pp. ISBN: 0-688108814.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 74810
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  • IN THE BEGINNING: Creation Stories from Around the World. by Hamilton, Virginia. Illustrated by Barry Moser.
    Hamilton, Virginia. Illustrated by Barry Moser.
    IN THE BEGINNING: Creation Stories from Around the World.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, (1988) dj. Hardcover first edition - A beautiful collaboration between this award-winning author and an equally honored illustrator. Includes twenty-five myths from different cultures and ages - from the book of Genesis in the Bible, Greek myths, the Inuit and Native Americans, China, Iceland and Africa. Some describe creation as out of nothing, others are among the "earth-diver" types, and some, like that featuring Anansi the trickster, are humorous. Each story is illustrated by one of more full-page watercolor paintings by Moser, and is followed by comments from Hamilton. A Newbery Honor book. Notes on sources. Large format. xi, 161 pp. ISBN: 0-15-2387404.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket (first issue dj with no medallion)

    Book ID: 65386
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  • THE DARK WAY: Stories from the Spirit World. by Hamilton, Virginia. (illustrated by Lambert Davis.)
    Hamilton, Virginia. (illustrated by Lambert Davis.)
    THE DARK WAY: Stories from the Spirit World.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, (1990.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Twenty-five stories from different cultures about death, fairies, magic and other things felt but not explained in the past. Included are such myths and tales as that of the Banshee, Rolling Rio, the large black fisherman who wasn't afraid of death, the Golem, Fenris the Wolf, Childe Roland and more. Beautifully illustrated in full color by Lambert Davis. Large format. Bibliography. 154 pp. ISBN: 0-15-2223401.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 50155
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  • THE CANDLEWICK BOOK OF FAIRY TALES. by Hayes, Sarah; illustrated by P. J. Lynch.
    Hayes, Sarah; illustrated by P. J. Lynch.
    THE CANDLEWICK BOOK OF FAIRY TALES.

    Edition: First US printing.

    Cambridge, MA: Candlewick Press, (1993) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Ten classic fairy tales - Puss in Boots, Snow White, Frog Prince, Hansel & Gretel, 6 Swans, 12 Dancing Princesses, Sleepy Beauty, Rapunzel,Cinderella, Beauty & the Beast. - retold by Hayes and illustrated throughout in full color by P. J. Lynch. SIGNED by both the author and the illustrator on a special publisher's bookplate on the front endpaper. Large format. 93 pp. ISBN: 1564022609.

    Condition: Very near fine in glossy illustrated boards in a very good dust jacket (tear to dj at upper corner of front cover)

    Book ID: 69019
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  • Hieatt, Constance
    THE CASTLE OF LADIES

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Thomas Y. Crowell Co.,
    1973. dj
    . Hardcover first edition - The story of Sir Gawain's quest retold and illustrated by Norman Lalilberte.

    Condition: Ex-library but with minimal markings, tight and clean in a near fine dj.

    Book ID: 6448
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  • Ho, Minfong & Ros, Saphan ( Illustrated by Jean & Mou-Sien Tseng).
    THE TWO BROTHERS.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Lothrup, Lee & Shepherd, 1995. Hardcover first edition - Story based on a traditional Cambodian folktale of two orphaned brothers, growing up together in a Buddhist monastery. Illustrated in full color. ISBN: 0-688-125506.

    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated boards, lacking the dj.

    Book ID: 21729
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  • Holman, Paul David.
    FABLES.

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback.

    Flagstaff, AZ: Northland Publishing, 1990. First edition - Updated fables, drawn from the animal life of Virginia and Arizona, and inspired by traditional fables from Aesop to LaFontaine to Joel Chandler Harris, illustrated with woodcuts by the author. ISBN: 0-87358-502x.

    Condition: Near fine.

    Book ID: 19197
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  • THE COW OF NO COLOR: Riddle Stories and Justice Tales from Around the World. by Jaffe Nina and Steve Zeitlin
    Jaffe Nina and Steve Zeitlin
    THE COW OF NO COLOR: Riddle Stories and Justice Tales from Around the World.

    Edition: 3rd printing.

    New York: Henry Holt, (1998) dj. Hardcover - A multicultural collection of stories in which "readers must try to outsmart evil kings, answer questions from Death, even puzzle with angels over the justice of God. Every tale returns to the most basic question: What is fair?" Illustrated by Whitney Sherman. Source notes, bibliography. 161 pp. ISBN: 0-805037365.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 74509
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  • THE HOUR GLASS: Sixty Fables for This Moment in Time. by Japikse, Carl; illustrated by Mark Peyton.
    Japikse, Carl; illustrated by Mark Peyton.
    THE HOUR GLASS: Sixty Fables for This Moment in Time.

    Edition: First printing.

    Columbus, Ohio Ariel Press, (1984). Hardcover first edition - Illustrated with black and white drawings by Mark Peyton. 106 pp. ISBN: 0-89804-0450.

    Condition: Very near fine in maroon cloth with gilt lettering,no dustjacket.

    Book ID: 57968
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  • Johnston, Norma.
    STRANGERS DARK AND GOLD.

    Edition: First printing.

    NY: Atheneum, 1975. dj. Hardcover first edition - A retelling of the story of Jason and the Argonauts, the search for the Golden Fleece and the tragedy that arose from the unequal love of Jason and Medea. While written for young adults, this is an intelligent and relevant retelling of a story that deals with essential human strengths and weaknesses and one that adults will find worthwhile. ISBN: 0-689-30451X.

    Condition: Fine in near fine dust jacket (hint of fading to spine of dj, price clipped - a lovely tight copy of a book not often found in fine condition.)

    Book ID: 27807
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  • THE CAT AND THE COOK AND OTHER FABLES OF KRYLOV. by [Krylov, Ivan] retold by Ethel Heins, illustrated by Anita Lobel,
    [Krylov, Ivan] retold by Ethel Heins, illustrated by Anita Lobel,
    THE CAT AND THE COOK AND OTHER FABLES OF KRYLOV.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Greenwillow Books, (1995.) dj. Hardcover first edition - A retelling of twelve tales of Krylov, the 19th century Russian poet and fabulist, beautifully illustrated in full color by award-winning artist Anita Lobel, Author's notes and sources. Large format. 32 pp. ISBN: 0-688-123104.

    Condition: Fine in near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 51912
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  • THE WORLD OF FAIRY TALES. by Lang, Andrew; illustrated by Henry Justice Ford.
    Lang, Andrew; illustrated by Henry Justice Ford.
    THE WORLD OF FAIRY TALES.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Dial Press, (1994) dj. Hardcover first edition - Twenty-four of the Lang's most uncommon fairy tales in one volume, from countries ranging from Japan to Denmark, Scotland to Zimbabwe and more, selected and introduced by Neil Philip, with the original full color and pen and ink illustrations by Henry Justice Ford. Notes on the origins of each story. Slightly oversized format. 246 pp. ISBN: 0-8037-12502.

    Condition: Fine in a fine dust jacket (as new.)

    Book ID: 59407
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  • MORE FAVORITE FAIRY TALES: Chosen from the Color Fairy Books of Andrew Lang By Kathleen Lines, with Iluustrations By Margery Gill and an Epilogue By Roger Lancelyn Green. by Lang, Andrew; Lines, Kathleen, editor.
    Lang, Andrew; Lines, Kathleen, editor.
    MORE FAVORITE FAIRY TALES: Chosen from the Color Fairy Books of Andrew Lang By Kathleen Lines, with Iluustrations By Margery Gill and an Epilogue By Roger Lancelyn Green.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York & London: Franklin Watts / Nonesuch Press, (1967.) dj. Hardcover first edition - The second volume of tales selected from Lang's Color Fairy Books by Kathleen Lines - 37 stories from the familiar like Jack and the Beanstock and Rumplestiltskin to much less known tales like Hok Lee and the Dwarfs and The Maiden with the Wooden Helmet, stories drawn from many cultures and lands. Illustrated with black and white line drawings by Margery Gill, epilogue by Roger Lancelyn Green. 252 pp.

    Condition: Near fine in a very good dust jacket (P on front endpaper, short closed tear to upped edge of dj, price-clipped.).

    Book ID: 51839
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  • Lewis, Janet.
    THE SWANS. An Opera Libretto in Three Acts.

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback, not issued in hardcover.

    Santa Barbara: John Daniel, 1986. The libretto for an opera by Alva Henderson, based on the Brothers Grimm fairy tale of six princes turned into swans by an evil stepmother, but saved by a faithful sister. ISBN: 0-936784-07-5.

    Condition: Very good+ in printed blue wrappers.

    Book ID: 16469
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  • Manton, Jo and Gitting, Robert.
    THE FLYING HORSES: Tales from China.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1977. dj. Hardcover first edition - A retelling of Chinese folktales which span 4000 years of China's history, illustrated in black and white by Derek Collard. ISBN: 0-03-0227011.

    Condition: Very good+ in very good dust jacket (price-clipped, light edgewear.)

    Book ID: 20631
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  • Minard, Rosemary, ed.
    WOMENFOLK AND FAIRY TALES.

    Edition: First printing.

    Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1975. dj. Hardcover - Fairy tales for parents who want to raise independent daughters and sons who respect women. Carefully chosen tales eschew all passive sleeping princesses for women who shape their own lives. Illustrations by Suzanna Klein. ISBN: 0-395-2022760.

    Condition: Ex-library with markings, but in a very good dj.

    Book ID: 24033
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  • Minard, Rosemary, ed.
    WOMENFOLK AND FAIRY TALES.

    Edition: 2nd printing.

    Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1975. dj. Hardcover - Fairy tales for parents who want to raise independent daughters and sons who respect women. Carefully chosen tales eschew all passive sleeping princesses for women who shape their own lives. Illustrations by Suzanna Klein. ISBN: 0-395-2022760.

    Condition: Near fine in very good dust jacket, browning and fading on the dj spine.

    Book ID: 23790
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  • THE FROG PRINCE: A Fairy Tale for Consenting Adults. by Mitchell, Stephen.
    Mitchell, Stephen.
    THE FROG PRINCE: A Fairy Tale for Consenting Adults.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Harmony, (1999.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A new take on the classic tale by this noted poet and translator: "The story of a meditative frog's love for a rebellious princess, how she came to love him in spite of herself, and how her refusal to compromise helped him become who he truly was. This is a magical book that moves (amphibiously) from story to meditation and back, from the outrageous to the hilarious to the silly to the sublime." INSCRIBED by the author on the half title page.Small format. 188 pp. ISBN: 0-609605453.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 40538
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  • GUINEVERE EVERMORE. by Newman, Sharan
    Newman, Sharan
    GUINEVERE EVERMORE.

    Edition: 2nd printing.

    New York: St Martin's, 1985. dj. SIGNED hardcover - The third novel in this medieval scholar's Arthurian fantasy trilogy. Dustjacket praise from Anne McCaffrey and R. A. McAvoy among others. SIGNED on the title page. 277 pp. ISBN: 0-312-353227.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 61956
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