Juvenile Fairy Tales & Folklore

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Juvenile Fairy Tales & Folklore Books & Ephemera

Charlotte's Web

Charlotte's Web

by White, E. B. (Elwyn Brooks)

New York, N. Y., U. S. A.: HarperTrophy, 1999. Mass Market Paperback. Very Good +. Williams, Garth. Very Good. No Jacket Very Good. No dust jacket. Almost Like New. Unknown printing. Illustrated by Williams, Garth. 184 p.; 184 p. : ill.; 20 cm. "A Harper Trophy book. " Wilbur, the pig, is desolate when he discovers that he is destined to be the farmer's Christmas dinner until his spider friend, Charlotte, decides to help him.
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$5.90
An Illustrated Catalogue of Trade Publications; Season 1911-1912

An Illustrated Catalogue of Trade Publications; Season 1911-1912

by [Rand McNally Press]

Chicago: Rand McNally & Co, 1911. First Edition. First edition of this surprisingly scarce Rand McNally publisher's catalogue with a focus on illustrated children's books and classic literature. With colour plates by Lucy Fitch Perkins for 'The Enchanted Peacock' by Julia Brown, Grace Chandler Horn for 'Hiawatha' by Henry W. Longfellow, Hope Dunlap for 'The Rose Fairies' by Olivia McCabe, Magniel Wright Enright for 'The Garden of Hearts Delight' by Ida Huntingdon, Katherine Merrill for 'Edda and the... Read more
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AU$475.00
Eventyr af H.C. Andersen

Eventyr af H.C. Andersen

by [TEGNER, Hans] ANDERSEN, Hans Christian

Copenhagen: Ernst Bojesen Det Nordiske Forlag, 1900. TEGNER, Hans. Verdensudgave illustreret af Hans Tegner med en karakteristik af H.C. Andersen som eventyrforfatter af Georg Brandes." "The Adventures of Hans Christian Andersen" illustrated by Hans Tegner, Professor at the Danish Academy of Fine Arts and artistic director from 1907 to 1932 of the internationally acclaimed porcelain factory, Bing & Grondahl. Tegner was reknowned for his work depicting these fairy tales. Two volumes. Quarto, original... Read more
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AU$785.00
The Journey of Tunuri and the Blue Deer

The Journey of Tunuri and the Blue Deer

by Endredy, James

Rochester , VT: Bear Cub Books, 2003. First edition. Hardcover. Very Good +/very good +. Hernández de la Cruz, María and Casimiro de la Cruz López. Oblong 8vo. 32 pp. Bound in glossy illustrated boards, in matching dust jacket. Illustrated with yarn drawings by María Hernández de la Cruz and Casimiro de la Cruz López. Includes a glossary of Huichol sacred symbols, information on the Huichol people and a brief explanation of how the yarn drawings were made. Very Good+, bump to lower corner of... Read more
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$20.00
The Green Fairy Book

The Green Fairy Book

by LANG, Andrew (ed)

London and New York: Longmans, Green and Co, 1892. Limited first edition. Ford, H.J.. A handsome copy of the third of Lang's beautiful fairy books with illustrations by Henry J. Ford. The Scots author was an avid collector of fairy tales from around the world and many of the stories in this collection, particularly the classic French tales, are translated here into English for the first time. In the preface Lang writes, "The stories in all the books are borrowed from many countries; some are... Read more
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AU$3500.00
The Marvellous Land of Snergs.;  Illustrated by George Morrow

The Marvellous Land of Snergs.; Illustrated by George Morrow

by [TOLKIEN] WYKE SMITH, E.A

London: Ernest Benn, 1927. First Edition. MORROW, George. Incredibly scarce first edition. The final book written by Wyke Smith, this tale is set on a far off island inhabited by the helpful Snergs, and is credited as a major influence on Tolkien's race of Hobbits. In a letter to W. H. Auden from 1955: "Not any better I think than The Marvellous Land of Snergs, Wyke-Smith, Ernest Benn 1927. Seeing the date, I should say it was probably an unconscious source-book! for the Hobbits, not of... Read more
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AU$450.00
All Among the Fairies

All Among the Fairies

by Morris, Ethel Jackson

Melbourne: John Wyatt, 1909. First Edition. The author's first book, published at age seventeen, contains four stories, one poem and her illustrations in the manner of her contemporary Ida Rentoul Outhwaite. Ethel Jackson Morris contributed to Dame Neilie Melba's Gift Book of Australian Art and Literature in 1915, published one other book in 1921, exhibited her work in Melbourne in the early 1920s, travelled overseas, and returned to married life in Sydney where she lived until her death in 1985 without... Read more
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AU$1000.00
Coppertop: The Queer Adventures of a Quaint Child

Coppertop: The Queer Adventures of a Quaint Child

by GAZE, Harold

Melbourne: Melbourne Publishing Company, 1919. First Edition. First edition, with beautiful colour plates by the author. Gaze was one of the most prolific authors of books for children in this period, and this fantasy about the adventures of a small girl in a world where she meets people such as the Clerk of the Weather and the South Wind is one of his most popular works. Coppertop, and its sequel Coppertop Cruises (1920), were marvellous vehicles for Gaze's fine, opalescent-hued... Read more
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AU$400.00
Koshka's Tales

Koshka's Tales

by Mayhew, James

New York: Kingfisher Books, 1993. First US Edition. Hardcover. Very Good +/very good +. Mayhew, James. 4to. 80 pp. Bound in glossy illustrated boards, in matching dust jacket. Five Russian tales retold and illustrated in full color by Mayhew. Very Good+, bumping to corners of binding, otherwise clean and bright, in Very Good+ price-clipped dust jacket with minor wear to extremities and light scuffing overall.
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$30.00
Coppertop

Coppertop

by GAZE, Harold

Signed by the author and illustrator, Harold Gaze, on the half-title, this is the first American edition. Born in New Zealand in 1885, a whimsical artist of outstanding talent, Harold Gaze is one of the more elusive children's writers and illustrators. We know little with exactitude about his life. After being rejected for active service, Gaze reputedly studied at various art schools in London for a period before publishing his first (recorded) book illustrations in New York in 1917: I Wish I Could Fly... Read more
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AU$575.00
Skazki

Skazki

by Chukovskii, Kornei

Moscow: Detskaia literatura, 1972. Hardcover. Very Good +/very good +. Large 8vo. 164, [4] pp. Bound in full blue cloth, decoration in gilt on cover, title in gilt on spine, in illustrated dust jacket. Full-color illustrations by Yuri Vasnetsov, A. Kanevskogo, V. Konamevicha and V. Suteeva. Collection of tales, poems and rhymes by the popular children's author. Text in Russian. Very Good, age-toning to pages, 1-1/2" stain to rear cover, illustrations and gilt stamping bright, light bumping to corners,... Read more
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$35.00
The Fir Tree

The Fir Tree

by Andersen, Hans Christian

New York: Kurt H. Volk, [1959]. First edition thus. Hardcover. Near Fine/very good +. 8vo. 24, [2] pp. Bound in full gray cloth, deckle edge, title stamped in silver on front cover and spine, paper label with wood engraving of fir tree by Bernard Brussell Smith pasted to front cover, in charcoal gray cloth slipcase with wraparound illustrated title label. Designed and printed by Kurt H. Volk. Near Fine, minor age-toning to endpapers, otherwise crisp and clean, in Very Good+ slipcase with age-toning to... Read more
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$45.00
The Stonecutter

The Stonecutter

by McDermott, Gerald

New York: Viking Press, 1975. First edition. Hardcover. Very Good +/very good. Tall 8vo. Unpaged. Bound in full red cloth, decoration stamped in red on cover, title stamped in black on spine, in illustrated dust jacket. A Japanese fable adapted and illustrated in full color by McDermott. Very Good+, bump to tail of spine, light rubbing to extremities, in Very Good, four 1/2" tears around top edge, creasing and wear to extremities.
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$30.00
The Dwarf Giant

The Dwarf Giant

by Lobel, Anita

New York: Holiday House, 1991. First edition. Hardcover. Very Good/very good. 4to. Unpaged. Bound in quarter blue cloth over pink boards, in illustrated dust jacket. Full-color illustrations by Lobel. Very Good, light age-toning and shelf wear to extremities, internally clean and tight, in Very Good dust jacket with 1" tear to top edge of front cover, 1/2" tear to top edge of rear cover, overall age-toning, some scuffing.
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$20.00
Bunny and Brownie. The Adventures of George and Wiggle

Bunny and Brownie. The Adventures of George and Wiggle

by OUTHWAITE, Ida Rentoul

London: A. & C Black, 1930. First edition. OUTHWAITE, Ida Rentoul. Although enthusiastically received on its release, this was to be the last of Outhwaite's major illustrated books: the onset of the Depression meant that few people could afford these luxurious books. Muir, 5605. First edition, quarto, original decorative boards with blue cloth spine, illustrated with colour plates throughout. Some light foxing, but a very good copy.
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AU$1250.00
Sunday Sun Comics. Sunbeams Supplement to 'The Sunday Sun and Guardian' April 21 1946

Sunday Sun Comics. Sunbeams Supplement to 'The Sunday Sun and Guardian' April 21 1946

by BANCKS, J.C., GIBBS, May and others

Sydney: The Sunday Sun, 1946. Contains a variety of cartoons, including 'Bib and Bub' by May Gibbs (half page) and Bancks timeless Ginger Meggs (whole page). Eight page tabloid newspaper insert (305x380mm) printed in colour, a few marginal tears and chips but in remarkably good condition for an item of this age and nature (has not browned).
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AU$185.00
The Black Heart of Indri

The Black Heart of Indri

by Hoge, Dorothy (adapter), (Janina Domanska, illus.)

NY: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1966. (1st edition with Scribner's "A"). Oversize Hardcover. GOOD+. Tight, bright, clean and square but lavender paper-over-board cover with black design and lettering has 1/2" of sun fading cross top of front cover and top and bottom of spine. The clipped dust jacket is in a protective cover , stabilizing the damaged cover which has large chips, rips and rubbing along all of it's edges. A Chinese fairy tale appropriately illustrated throughout... Read more
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$24.95
The Arthur Rackham Fairy Book. A Book of Old Favourites with New Illustrations

The Arthur Rackham Fairy Book. A Book of Old Favourites with New Illustrations

by RACKHAM, Arthur

London: George G Harrop and Co. Ltd, 1933. Signed Limited Edition. Fine. A limited edition of 460 signed by Rackham.An inspired anthology drawn from "old favourites of the nursery...Most of them had a long and eventful life of oral tradition before somebody who could write caught them as they flew and consigned them to cold print" [Illustrator's Preface]. Classics by Hans Anderson such as "The Ugly Duckling" and "The Emperor's New Clothes" and Charles Perrault's "Cinderella" and "Puss in Boots" appear... Read more
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AU$3450.00
More Stories to Solve

More Stories to Solve

by Shannon, George

New York, N. Y., U. S. A.: Beechtee Paperbacks, 1991. Mass Market Paperback. Very Good. George Solonevich. Very Good. No DJ Issued Folktales to ponder from around the world.
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$5.00
The Crock of Gold

The Crock of Gold

by STEPHENS, James

London: Macmillan, 1926. Mackenzie, Thomas. A delightful production in the style of Arthur Rackham and Kay Nielsen. Octavo, original red cloth, twelve full-page colour plates by Thomas Mackenzie, endpapers browned, a fine copy in a torn and chipped dust-jacket.
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AU$275.00
The Red Witch

The Red Witch

by [OUTHWAITE, I. R.] NEWELL, Averil

London: A. & C. Black Ltd, 1937. First Edition. Ida Rentoul Outhwaite. Story of a little sheperdess called Perdita who loses a flock of sheep owned by the king. Beautifully illustrated by Ida Rentoul Outhwaite. Octavo, bound in the original blue cloth boards, 180 mm x 120 mm, 64 pages, 4 coloured plates, missing dust wrapper, a very good copy.
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AU$200.00
Little Obelia and Further Adventures of Ragged Blossom, Snugglepot and Cuddlepie

Little Obelia and Further Adventures of Ragged Blossom, Snugglepot and Cuddlepie

by GIBBS, May

Sydney: Angus & Robertson, 1938. GIBBS, May. An early edition of one of Australia's classic children's tales. In 1918 May Gibbs had published the first of her famous Gumnut classics, Snugglepot and Cuddlepie, and the response to her characters was so overwhelming that she continued the Gumnut adventures in further books. Little Obelia is the third in the series: Cuddlepie makes the journey under the sea to find and rescue Ragged Blossom, whilst Snugglepot lives out his particular adventure... Read more
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AU$175.00
Wattle Babies

Wattle Babies

by GIBBS, May

Sydney: Angus and Robertson, 1922. 'Today these booklets are generally regarded as children's items, but in their day they were issued in individual envelopes and were intended to be used as enlarged greeting cards... their contribution to the Australian pictorial propaganda of the First World War was pervasive and amusing and remains perhaps the only such work to survive with a timeless appeal.' (Holden, p 92). Reprint edition. String tied octavo in original wrappers with colour pictorial... Read more
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AU$100.00
Australian Songs for Young and Old

Australian Songs for Young and Old

by [OUTHWAITE, Ida Rentoul] RENTOUL, Annie R

Melbourne: George Robertson, 1907. First Edition. OUTHWAITE, Ida Rentoul. The very scarce first edition of the first of the Rentoul sisters' famous songbook. Published to coincide with the well publicised Women's Exhibition held in Melbourne, October, 1907. String-tied oblong quarto, original illustrated wrappers, superbly illustrated by Ida Rentoul Outhwaite over 32 pages; original owner's inscription on title page, a small portion missing from front cover, mild foxing throughout, a good copy.
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AU$500.00
The Fish Peri

The Fish Peri

by Dewey, Ariane

New York: Macmillan Publishing, 1979. First edition. Hardcover. Very Good/very good. 4to. 40 pp. Bound in full blue cloth, decoration blind stamped on cover, title stamped in blue on spine, in illustrated dust jacket. Full-color illustrations by Author. Very Good, previous owner's gift inscription in ink on front free endpaper, internally bright and clean, fading to extremities of binding, otherwise tight and sound, in Very Good dust jacket with light soiling, 1" tears to bottom and top edge of front... Read more
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$30.00