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Anansi does the Impossible

By: Aardema, Verna; Desimi, Lisa (illustrator)

Price: $18.00

Publisher: New York, Atheneum Books for Young Readers: 1997

Seller ID: 13021

ISBN: 068981092x

Condition: Very Good++


An 'as new' copy with former owner's small name sticker on ffep. Fourth printing of the First Edition. Peppered with Verna Aardema's trademark ideophones--words that mimic actual sounds--this book makes an ideal read-aloud. Brilliantly realized characters and West African flavor come together in Desimini's extraordinary collage illustrations. Includes a glossary of West African terms and pronunciations. Full color. Show Less View more info

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Song of Songs

By: Aleichem, Sholom; Grebu, Devis (illustrator); Leviant, Curt (translator

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Simon & Schuster: 1996

Edition: First

Seller ID: 11728

ISBN: 0684814862

Condition: Fine


First printing of this edition. 112 pages, illustrations in color. View more info

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Seven Tales by H.C. Anderson

By: Andersen, H. C.; Le Gallienne, Eva (translator); Sendak, Maurice (illustrator)

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, Harper & Row: 1990

Seller ID: 13009

ISBN: 0060237902

Condition: Fine


Reprint of the 1959 edition. Fresh and Unmarked. 127 pages, illustrated throughout in color and b&w. Bound in blue cloth with gold decoration. View more info

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Andersen's Fairy Tales; Shorter Stories; Longer Stories (3 Volumes)

By: Andersen, Hans Christian

Price: $55.00

Publisher: New York, Heritage Press: 1948

Seller ID: 11013

Condition: Very Good +


Translated from the Danish by Jean Hersholt, illustrated in color by Fritz Kredel. Each volume bound in a different bright color coloth (blue, yellow, green) with illustrations in red on the front and red lettering on the spines. All page edges stained bright yellow. Unmaked with bright clear pages. Spines lightly sunned. All housed in a firm red slipcasewhich has a stain at the top near the spine. View more info

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Fairy Tales by Hans Christian Andersen (A Studio book)

By: Andersen, Hans Christian; Nielsen, Kay (illustrator)

Price: $24.00

Publisher: New York, Viking; Metropolitan Museum of Art: 1981

Seller ID: 11747

ISBN: 067030557X

Condition: Very Good++


155 pages, 11 tales, Illustrations by Kay Nielson reproduced from a copy of the 1924 edition. 12 full color plates plus numerous two tone plates and smaller illustrations. Decorated endpapers, unmarked. Ble boards with green cloth spine. Faint toning at top edge of boards. Jacket has wear only at top of spine. View more info

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The Wild Swans

By: Andersen, Hans Christian; Maguire, Thomas Aquinas

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Simply Read Books: 2011

Edition: First

Seller ID: 8361

ISBN: 1897476361

Condition: New


Simply Read Books, 2011. First printing. New/Box-new. Maguire, Thomas Aquinas. A princess rescues her 11 brothers from a transformative spell cast by their wicked stepmother. This story of enchantment is conveyed here in a remarkable and unusual way -- as a wordless unfolding accordion book with a series of beautiful illustrations that tell the tale. A separate booklet included contains text to accompany the story. This is packeaged in an illustrated box with a magnetic closure.. View more info

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Fairy Tales

By: Andersen, Hans Christian; Tudor, Tasha (illustrator)

Price: $70.00

Publisher: New York, Oxford University Press: 1945

Edition: First

Seller ID: 7446

Condition: Very Good -


New York: Oxford University Press, 1945. First printing. Very Good -. Tudor, Tasha. 273 pages, 10 full-color plates plus a b&w illustration at the beginning of each of the 31 stories. Lovely gift inscription dated Christmas 1945 on the ffep, otherwise unmarked. The blue cloth covered boards have a silver snowflake on the front. The spine is sunfaded with a silver snowflake and silver lettering which is still readable. The sun fading extends 1 1/2" onto the back. Top edge with decorative blue stain. View more info

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The Fabrics of Fairytales: Stories Spun from Far and Wide

By: Batt, Tanya Robyn; Griffin, Rachel (illustrator

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York, Barefoot Books: 2000

Edition: First Printing

Seller ID: 11906

ISBN: 1841480614

Condition: Fine


Seven world folk tales, bobliography, illustrated Beautifully illustrated throughout, illustrated endpapers. View more info

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The Fairy-Tale Princess Seven Classic Stories From the Enchanted Forest

By: Blackwell, Su; Jones, Wendy

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, Thames & Hudson: 2012

Seller ID: 9001

ISBN: 0500650063

Condition: New


New York: Thames & Hudson, 2012. New. Seven classic fairy tales, imaginatively retold and illustrated with specially commissioned paper-cut constructions View more info

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Tale of Gockel, Hinckel & Gackeliah

By: Brentano, Clemens

Price: $195.00

Publisher: New York, Random House: 1961

Edition: First

Seller ID: 004079

Condition: Near Fine


Black boards with blue cloth spine and decoration on the front. Illustrated endpapers. B&W illustrations throughout. This copy is an oddity in that 12 pages near the back of the book have been printed over with other pages. Example: page 122 is overprinted with page 50; page 123 is overprinted with page 51. these 12 pages have been put through the press two times. Other than that, the book is as new. Jacket with four-color illustration, not price-clipped (3.95), ad on back flap for "Dwarf Long-Nose". First Edition. Translated from the German by Doris Orgel. View more info

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Iron Hans

By: Brothers Grimm; Heyer, Marilee (illustrator)

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, Viking Press: 1993

Edition: First

Seller ID: 12521

ISBN: 0670817414

Condition: Very Good++


First printing with a remainder dot on the bottom edge. former owner's small address sticker on ffep. With the help of Iron Hans, the wild man of the forest, a young prince makes his own way in the world and wins the hand of a princess. View more info

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Lion and the Ostrich Chicks, And Other African Folk Tales

By: Bryan, Ashley

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, Atheneum: 1986

Edition: First

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 13033

ISBN: 068931311x


Signed by Ashley Bryant on the title page with a date of 1987. Also signed and inscribed on the ffep. Bound in gold cloth with illustration on the front. jacket has light wear on top edge. Includes four traditional tales told by the Hausa, Angolan, Masai, and Bushmen people of Africa. Illustrated throughout in color and b&w. View more info

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The Age of Fable or Stories of Gods and Heroes

By: Bulfinch, Thomas

Price: $27.00

Publisher: New York, Heritage Press: 1958

Seller ID: 11325

Condition: Very Good++


230 pages, introduction by Dudley Pitts, illustrated with 20 full page lithographs by Joe Mugnaini. Index of principal names. Boards are covered in linen with a green on green design, green title block on the spine with gold lettering. Unmarked, clean and crisp, light sunning on the spine. Housed in a bright gold slipcase. Sandglass XI:23 laid in. View more info

Charlemagne or Romance of the Middle Ages

By: Bulfinch, Thomas; Hale, Rev. E. E.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Boston, Lee and Shepard Publishers: 1903

Seller ID: 8825

Condition: Very Good


373 pages with an introduction by Arthur Richmond Marsh. Former owner's personal bookplate inside front cover, gift inscription in pencil on ffep. stamp on first page of introduction reads 'Rainbow Hospital, South Euclid, Ohio'. Binding is firm, pages are bright, b&w frontis plus 5 full-page plates in b&w. Line drawings at the start of each chapter. Bound in dark green cloth with gold lettering on the front and spine. Light wear at spine ends and corners. View more info

The Way of the Animal Powers, Volume 1 Historical Atlas of World Mythology

By: Campbell, Joseph

Price: $50.00

Publisher: London, Alfred Van Der Marck Editions (Publ) Harper & Row (dist): 1983

Edition: First

Seller ID: 13088

ISBN: 0912383003

Condition: Near Fine


11 1/2" x 14 1/2", 304 pages, indexed by subject and place name, myth motif index. Profusely illustrated with color plates, b&w illustrations, maps and charts. Unmarked, bound in beige cloth with gold lettering on the spine. Only light wear to dust jacket. View more info

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From Sea to Shining Sea

By: Cohn, Amy; Compiled by

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York, Scholastic: 1993

Edition: First

Seller ID: 8864

ISBN: 0590475789

Condition: Very Good++


New York: Scholastic, 1993. First printing. Very Good++/very good++. 399 pages, full color throughout, indexed by title, author, country & ethnic origin and story type. A unique celebration of America, splendidly illustrated by 15 Caldecott Award-winning artists. Here are more than 140 folk tales, songs, poems and essays by voices as diverse as Mark Twain, Walt Whitman, Abbott and Costello, and Bob Dylan. This copy has a former owner's name in small letters on the half-title page, otherwise unmarked, clean and crisp. This is the reinforced library binding, exactly the same in appearance ... View more info

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Best-Loved Folktales of the World

By: Cole, Joanna

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Garden City, NY, Doubleday & Company: 1982

Edition: Book Club Edition

Seller ID: 12241

Condition: Very Good++


792 pages, index of titles, index of Catagories of tales, arranged by region. Unmarked, clear pages, firm binding. Ivory boards with red spine. Spine has gold lettering. Jacket has light wear at extremities. View more info

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The Ultimate Encyclopedia of Mythology

By: Cotterell, Arthur; Storm, Rachel

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, Hermes House: 2002

Edition: First

Seller ID: 7474

ISBN: 1843094371

Condition: Very Good++


New York: Hermes House, 2002. First printing. Very Good++. 512 pages, indexed, heavily illustrated in full color throughout. The myths and legends of the ancient worlds, from Greece, Rome and Egypt to the Norse and Celtic lands, through Persia and India to China and the Far East. Over 1000 entries with over 1000 illustrations. View more info

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The Twelve Dancing Princesses and other Faity tales

By: Couch, Arthur Quiller; Nielsen, Kay (illustrator)

Price: $100.00

Publisher: New York, George H. Doran Company:

Seller ID: 12586

Condition: Very Good -


244 pages, illustrated with 16 full-color tipped in plates and other b&w drawing within. Former owner's name neatly in small letters on the ffep. A few spots are underlined in the preface. Illustrated endpapers.There is a large white sticker inside the back cover and the rear hinge has been reinforced with cloth library tape. Front hinge is cracked and there are four places within where the gutter is cracked. Nevertheless, still tightly bound. Binding is blue cloth with gold lettering and illustration on the front. Lettering on the spine is no longer bright. Corners only lightly worn, s... View more info

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Fairy Tales from the South Seas; Whitcombes Story Books

By: Cowan, James

Price: $30.00

Publisher: New Zealand, Whitcombe & Tombs Limitedl:

Seller ID: 005084

Condition: Good


66 pages, approx, 5" x 7 1/4", staple bound, illustrated with b&w photographs and line drawings. Last few pages are pronunciation guide and questions to test silent reading. Orange cover wraps have worn through at the spine and are loose (in 2 pieces, front and back. No. 426 in this children's series, price of 9d. printed on the cover, other titles listed inside. View more info