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  • SASHES RED AND BLUE by Carlson, Natalie Savage.
    Carlson, Natalie Savage.
    SASHES RED AND BLUE

    Edition: Early printing.

    New York: Harper & Brothers, (1956.) dj. Hardcover - Collection of 9 French Canadian folk stories, told to told to children at the LeBlanc summer picnic in Vermont to remind them of their ancestors in French Canada; in the beginning they lived near Quebec city and wore long red sashes and later some moved to Montreal where the color was blue. Included Luc Boulanger's Spotted Pig; Claude leBlanc and the Fi-Follet; Sashes Red and Blue; Liitle Nichet's baby Sister; The Dance of the Marionettes, The Hard Master, How Little Nichet Became Jean-Baptiste; The Lutin in the Barn; The Sheep with the Wooden Collar. Illustrated in black and white by Rita Fava 107pp.

    Condition: Fine in a very good dust jacket (some edgewear to dj, price-clipped with new publisher's price sticker of 3.50 added.)

    Book ID: 47835
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  • THE ENCHANTED CARIBOU by Cleaver, Elizabeth.
    Cleaver, Elizabeth.
    THE ENCHANTED CARIBOU

    Edition: First printing.

    Toronto & Oxford, Oxford University Press, 1985. Hardcover first edition - Charming Inuit folktale illustrated with scenes from shadow puppets. Includes a page on how to create your own shadow puppet theater and 2 pages of templates. Oblong format. 32 pp. ISBN: 0-19-5404920.

    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated boards.

    Book ID: 65110
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  • Erger, Gene and Connie. Illustrated by Jane M. Takamoto.
    KO OF MENEHUNELAND: The Adventures of a Hawaiian Elf-Boy.

    Edition: First printing.

    Rutland, Vermont: Charles E Tuttle, (1963.). Hardcover first edition - Three stories about a little boy of the legendary little people of ancient Hawaii. Illustrated with eight full-color, full-page, paintings and numerous black and white drawings by Jane M. Takamoto. Glossary. Large format. 48 pp.

    Condition: Very good in red cloth with gilt drawing of Ko in a canoe, lacking the dj (scribbling on front endpaper, otherwise tight and clean.)

    Book ID: 43540
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  • LUCKY HANS. by Grimm, Jacob and Wilhelm; Eugen Sopko, illustrator. retold by Jock Curle.
    Grimm, Jacob and Wilhelm; Eugen Sopko, illustrator. retold by Jock Curle.
    LUCKY HANS.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: North-South Books, (1986) dj. Hardcover first edition - A retelling of this classic Grimm Brothers folk tale about Hans who starts home with a lump of gold, but he keeps making worse and worse trades until he is finally "lucky" enough to return home empty-handed! What an optimist. Illustrated in full color by the Czechoslovakian artist Eugen Sopko. Large format, unpaginated. ISBN: 0-805000097.

    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated boards in a fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 64151
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  • KATE CULHANE: A Ghost Story. by Hague, Michael.
    Hague, Michael.
    KATE CULHANE: A Ghost Story.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: SeaStar, (2001) dj. Hardcover first edition - A retelling of a traditional Irish tale set in the mid-1800s, illustrated by Hague in appropriately somber tones. After a young girl "steps on a newly filled grave, the dead man forces her to care for him by preparing oatmeal mixed with freshly drawn human blood. By pretending to eat her share while secreting it away in her scarf, she provides the means of reviving the young men whose blood she has drawn." Unpaginated. ISBN: 1-587170590.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 78785
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  • Hauff, Wilhelm, (1802-1827)
    THE COLD STONE HEART.

    Edition: First printing.

    Denver: M. Schalit (Printed at Big Mountain Press.) (1965.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Translated and with a biographical introduction by Michael Schalit. Striking woodblock illustrations by William Sanderson. A modern translation of this classic old German story, one which has been popular with children for almost 2 centuries, but which is, in its depiction of the age-old struggle between good and evil, a story for all ages: 'Peter Munk, a young man of very humble origins, is dissatisfied with his lot in life. To further himself he seeks the help of a good spirit who lives in the Black Forest of Germany. His lack of experience soon gets him into trouble, and he then enlists the help of…

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    Denver: M. Schalit (Printed at Big Mountain Press.) (1965.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Translated and with a biographical introduction by Michael Schalit. Striking woodblock illustrations by William Sanderson. A modern translation of this classic old German story, one which has been popular with children for almost 2 centuries, but which is, in its depiction of the age-old struggle between good and evil, a story for all ages: 'Peter Munk, a young man of very humble origins, is dissatisfied with his lot in life. To further himself he seeks the help of a good spirit who lives in the Black Forest of Germany. His lack of experience soon gets him into trouble, and he then enlists the help of an evil spirit who drives a very hard and cruel bargain with poor Peter. " An attractive production. 63 pp.

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    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 31386
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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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  • THAI TALES, OLD AND NEW. The Four Riddles and Other Stories with Some Reflections on the Tales. by Le May, Reginald, translator.
    Le May, Reginald, translator.
    THAI TALES, OLD AND NEW. The Four Riddles and Other Stories with Some Reflections on the Tales.

    Edition: Trade paperback.

    Shanghai: (1945). Le May was a British official and adviser to the Thai government from 1908 to 1933. Originally published in London in 1930. 153 pp.

    Condition: Fair condition only in fragile and chipped wrappers - severe toning to the pages and the covers.

    Book ID: 77841
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  • McHugh, Joe; Paula Blasius,illustrator.
    RUFF TALES: High Octane Stories from the Ruff Creek General Store.

    Edition: First printing.

    n.p. [Auburn, CA] Catalpa Press, 1988. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A collection of humorous folk tales centered on a general store in rural southwestern Pennsylvania, but also equally at home in the bayous of Louisiana, and the front porches of New England. Among the classic themes are the hen-pecked husband, the stubborn mule, the restless ghost and more. SIGNED on the title page by the author. 135 pp. ISBN: 0-961994304.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket (appears unread.)

    Book ID: 24673
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  • McHugh, Joe; Paula Blasius,illustrator.
    RUFF TALES: High Octane Stories from the Ruff Creek General Store.

    Edition: First printing.

    n.p. [Auburn, CA] Catalpa Press, 1988. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A collection of humorous folk tales centered on a general store in rural southwestern Pennsylvania, but also equally at home in the bayous of Louisiana, and the front porches of New England. Among the classic themes are the hen-pecked husband, the stubborn mule, the restless ghost and more. SIGNED on the title page by both the author and the illustrator. 135 pp. ISBN: 0-961994304.

    Condition: Fine in a very near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 37643
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  • THE KNOT IN THE TRACKS. by Piumini, Roberto. Illustrated by Mikhail Federov.
    Piumini, Roberto. Illustrated by Mikhail Federov.
    THE KNOT IN THE TRACKS.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Tambourine Books, (1994.) dj. Hardcover first edition - First printing The story of Petrushka, a Russian railway workman who lives along a desolate stretch of the Trans-Siberian Railroad and who is plagued by a michievious demon named Rashka who insists that Petrushka perform all sorts of outlandish deeds before the demon will untie the rails he has knotted up. Translated from the Italian by Olivia Holmes. The first book by award winning Moscow artist Mikhail Fedorov to be produced for an American publisher. Oblong format Unpaginated. ISBN: 0-688-111661.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 47904
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  • MAORI FAIRY TALES. by Reed, A.W.; Raymond Labone, illustrator.
    Reed, A.W.; Raymond Labone, illustrator.
    MAORI FAIRY TALES.

    Edition: First edition.

    Wellington & Sydney, Australia: A.H.& A W Reed Ltd., , (1970.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Six Maori folk tales retold in simple language, easy enough for children to read themselves. Illustrated on every page with black, white and blue drawings by Raymond Labone. 112 pp. ISBN: 0-589-002031.

    Condition: Very good in very good dust jacket (prev owner's name.)

    Book ID: 55199
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