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  • EUCALYPTUS. by Bail, Murray.
    Bail, Murray.
    EUCALYPTUS.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, (1998) dj. Hardcover first edition - The third and best known novel by this award winning Australian author, a modern fairy tale. One reviewer commented "There is so much to love about Bail's novel that it's difficult to identify exactly which of its qualities make it such a complete delight. Is it Ellen's "speckled beauty ... Is it the detailed descriptions of the landscape? The way Bail uses them to comment on human nature, on the nature of storytelling and of language itself ('a paragraph is not so different from a paddock--similar shape, similar function')? Or is it the wacky charm of the Scheharezade-like suitor's urban tales?" Michael Ondaatje commented "There is such…

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    New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, (1998) dj. Hardcover first edition - The third and best known novel by this award winning Australian author, a modern fairy tale. One reviewer commented "There is so much to love about Bail's novel that it's difficult to identify exactly which of its qualities make it such a complete delight. Is it Ellen's "speckled beauty ... Is it the detailed descriptions of the landscape? The way Bail uses them to comment on human nature, on the nature of storytelling and of language itself ('a paragraph is not so different from a paddock--similar shape, similar function')? Or is it the wacky charm of the Scheharezade-like suitor's urban tales?" Michael Ondaatje commented "There is such delight in Eucalyptus, such a strange and sly and swerving humour--You will never forget what is at the heart of this novel - one of the great and most surprising courtships in literature." Winner of the Miles Franklin Literary Award and the Commonwealth Writers Prize. 255 pp. ISBN: 0-374148570.

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    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 83441
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  • THE SWAN PRINCE. by Baryshnikov,Mikhail; Peter Anastos, director; Arthur Elgort, photographer.
    Baryshnikov,Mikhail; Peter Anastos, director; Arthur Elgort, photographer.
    THE SWAN PRINCE.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Bantam, (1987) dj. Hardcover first edition - A humorous takeoff of the classical ballet conceived by one of ballet's greatest living dancers -Mikhail Baryshnikov - and written and directed by Peter Anastos, with sepia toned photographs by Arthur Elgort and a brief introduction by Jean Poniatowski, the editor of Paris Vogue. Preliminary notice that all funds from the sale of this book would go to the Foundation for AIDS research. Square format, unpaginated. ISBN: 0-553052187.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 84364
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  • Carruth, Jane (version de)
    CENICIENTA (Cinderella)

    Edition: First thus.

    Barcelona: Editorial Molina. Hardcover first edition - The classic story of Cinderella, told in Spanish, illustrated in color by Elisabeth y Gerry Embleton.

    Condition: Ex school library with some stamps, but overall very good in a sturdy illustrated binding.

    Book ID: 11803
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  • THE FISHERWOMAN. by Carter, Anne; illustrated by Louise Brierley.
    Carter, Anne; illustrated by Louise Brierley.
    THE FISHERWOMAN.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Lothrup, Lee & Shepherd, (1990) dj. Hardcover first edition - Retelling of a classic fairytale - a hardworking fisherwoman hauls in a magical pink vase - only to discover that having her wish fulfilled wasn't what she really wanted. Illustrated in full color by Louise Brierley. Large format, unpaginated. ISBN: 0-688098738.

    Condition: Very good in very good dust jacket (some crinkling to bottom edge of textblock, price-clipped)

    Book ID: 75875
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  • LITTLE RED RIDING HOOD. by Dauber, Liz.
    Dauber, Liz.
    LITTLE RED RIDING HOOD.

    Edition: Hardcover.

    Bronx, New York: Child Guidance Action Book. n.d. (ca 1970.). Hardcover - A title in the Child Guidance Action Book series. Includes five pages with moving figures under cellophane (figures move automatically as book is opened or pages are turned.) Illustrated by Liz Dauber. Oblong format.

    Condition: Very good in glossy illustrated boards - tear to cellophane covering on first page, Red Riding Hood on second page is partially detached, but otherwise all the moving figures operate very well.

    Book ID: 45642
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  • THE GOLDEN TOUCH. by Hawthorne, Nathaniel; illustrated by Richard Salvucci.
    Hawthorne, Nathaniel; illustrated by Richard Salvucci.
    THE GOLDEN TOUCH.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: St. Martin's Press, (1987) dj. Hardcover first edition - Classic story by Hawthorne, a retelling of the King Midas tale, illustrated by Richard Salvucci as a title in the "Night Lights - A Glow In The Dark Book" series. Small square format. 32 pp. ISBN: 0-312-572840.

    Condition: Fine in near fine dust jacket (sunning to spine and edges of dj)

    Book ID: 58124
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  • Lackey, Mercedes.
    FIREBIRD.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: TOR / Tom Doherty Associates, (1996.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Fantasy novel inspired by the classic Russian fairy tale. 352 pp. ISBN: 0-312-858124.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 46367
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  • THE PRINCESS IN THE OPAL MASK . by Lundquist, Jenny.
    Lundquist, Jenny.
    THE PRINCESS IN THE OPAL MASK .

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback original,

    Philadelphia: Running Press Teens, (2013). SIGNED first edition - A young adult novel with strong female characters: "Every Fairy-Tale Ending Has a Price. . . .Orphaned as a child in the crumbling village of Tulan, Elara is determined to learn her true identity, even if it means wielding a dagger." SIGNED by the author on the title page. 350 pp. ISBN: 9780762451098.

    Condition: Fine in illustrated wrappers. Promotional card laid in.

    Book ID: 58670
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  • DARK AND DEEPEST RED. by McLemore, Anna-Marie.
    McLemore, Anna-Marie.
    DARK AND DEEPEST RED.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Feiwel & Friends / Macmillan, (2020). SIGNED first edition - A novel inspired both by Hans Christian Andersen's tale "The Red Shoes" and the history of a "dancing plague" which began in Strasbourg, France in the summer of 1518, when a strange sickness swept through the city - and five centuries later, a pair of red shoes seal to Rosella Olivas feet, making her dance uncontrollably. A novel which combines the magic of a fairy tale with a modern story of passion and betrayal. SIGNED on the title page and dated in Sept 2019 (that is, before publication) Author's note. 306 pp.

    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 80991
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  • PUSS IN BOOTS: The Adventures of That Most Enterprising Feline. by Pullman, Philip; Illustrated by Ian Beck
    Pullman, Philip; Illustrated by Ian Beck
    PUSS IN BOOTS: The Adventures of That Most Enterprising Feline.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Alfred A. Knopf, (2001) dj. Hardcover first edition - A delightful retelling of this classic fairy tale, with colorful and humorous illustrations by Ian Beck. Oversized format, unpaginated. ISBN: 0-375-813543.

    Condition: Fine in near fine dust jacket (very short tear at top of spine of dj)

    Book ID: 58803
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  • A DOLL, TWO CHILDREN AND THREE STORKS. by Teresah [Teresa Corinna Ubertis Gray,1877 - 1964]
    Teresah [Teresa Corinna Ubertis Gray,1877 - 1964]
    A DOLL, TWO CHILDREN AND THREE STORKS.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: E. P. Dutton, (1931.). Hardcover first edition - A Christmas fantasy set in 1700 Nuremberg, translated from the Italian by Dorothy Emmrich. When one of the workers in the toy shop, Benno Claus, is falsely arrested, the toys go on strike and travel through Fairyland to rescue him. Illustrated with a full color frontispiece and many black & white illustrations by Wilhelm Reetz. 178 pp.

    Condition: Very good in peach cloth with gilt lettering, no dust jacket.

    Book ID: 47825
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  • SMITH OF WOOTTON MAJOR. by Tolkien, J.R. R.
    Tolkien, J.R. R.
    SMITH OF WOOTTON MAJOR.

    Edition: First printing.

    Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1967. dj. Hardcover first edition - A small volume with a delightful fairy tale for all ages by the author of The Lord of the Rings - every 24 years a magical cake is made in the Viilage of Wooton Major, to celebrate The Feast of the Good Children. Illustrated by Pauline Baynes. 62 pp.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 70849
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  • A HIDDEN MAGIC. by Velde, Vivian Vande (Illustrated by Trina Schart Hyman,)
    Velde, Vivian Vande (Illustrated by Trina Schart Hyman,)
    A HIDDEN MAGIC.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Crown, (1985.) dj. Hardcover first edition - The author's first book for older children, a delightful modern fairy-tale about a thoroughly nice but rather plain princess who must rescue a not-so-nice prince from the spell of a powerful witch. Illustrated with line drawings by Caldecott Medalist Trina Schart Hyman. 117 pp. ISBN: 0-517555344.

    Condition: Fine in a very near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 40835
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  • THE THREE BEARS.
    THE THREE BEARS.

    Edition: First edition.

    Dundee, London & Montreal: Valentine & Sons. 1907. First edition - A retelling of this classic children's fairy tale in an appealing small shaped board format - bound in stiff diecut paper boards in full color, and illustrated on the recto of every page in red, white and black, with the text on the verso. Unpaginated (24 pp)

    Condition: Very good overall -some rubbing to the spine, and edges, name on title page.

    Book ID: 68528
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