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1 2260Abernethy, Francis Edward (editor) Sonovagun Stew : A Folklore Miscellany (Texas Folklore Society Publications)
Southern Methodist University Press TX 1985 0870742116 / 9780870742118 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Very Good+ with no dust jacket 
171 pages; Full number sequence. Very Good Plus/No Jacket. Light shelf rub at spine tips and corner tips. Board are straight, tips are pointed, spine is square and pages are clean. In which the editor justifies the title of this publication with a learned discussion of sonovaguns, jambalayas, mulligans and slumgullions - among other things... 
Price: 5.00 USD
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2 20505Adams, Richard Gilbert, Yvonne & Campbell, Jennifer The Unbroken Web Stories and Fables
Crown Publishers NY 1980 0517542315 / 9780517542316 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Near Fine in Fine dust jacket Illustrated by Gilbert, Yvonne; Campbell, Jennifer 
142 pages; Near Fine/Fine. Beautiful book and dust jacket. Outside page edges lightly age tanned. Fine dust jacket in protective sleeve. Color plates by Yvonne Gilbert, B&W drawings by Jennifer Campbell. A collection of nineteen tales from around the world evokes an aura that is sometimes somber or frightening, sometimes intriguing or mysterious, always fascinating and colorful. 
Price: 12.00 USD
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3 20484Aesop, et al The Book of Fables Containing Aesop's Fables. Complete, With Text Based Upon Croxall, La Fontaine and L'Estrange.
John B. Alden NY 1885 Hardcover Very Good Illustrated by Ernest, Griset 
249 pages; Very Good/No jacket. Nice red cloth with illustrated boards. Outside page edges age browned. Soft bump at corners. Very light shelf rub at edges. Solid, clean. Delightfully illustrations by Ernest Griset. A great gift! 
Price: 20.00 USD
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King Arthur and His Knights A Noble and Joyous History, Allen, Philip Schuyler (Ed. )
4 20613Allen, Philip Schuyler (Ed. ) King Arthur and His Knights A Noble and Joyous History
Rand McNally & Company NY 1929 Fourth Printing Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket Illustrated by Schaeffer, Philip 
455 pages; Very Good/No Jacket. 1929 edition with 7 plates plus the frontispiece. Illustrated front board. Shelf rubbed at edges to the covers. Scratch to front board illustration. Some foxing to end pages - not much. Outside page edges are age tanning. Delightful copy of the legionary history of King Arthur and His Knights. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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5 20547Anderson, Joseph (Notes, Edited and Intro.) The Orkneyinga saga
Edmonston and Douglas Edinburgh 1873 First English Edition Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
358 pages; Very Good/No Jacket. 131 page introduction. 227 pages of text. Several maps and illustrations. Beautiful spine in gilt with raised bands. Gilt illustration to front board. Marbled endpapers and text block. Text block age darkened. Light foxing on back of illustration pages. Name plate inside front board in Greek and Latin. light shelf rub at edges. "An important source for understanding the history of Norse Earldom of Orkney lies in the Icelandic sagas. Of these, the Orkneyinga saga is one of the most famous and certainly the most specific to Orkney. Compiled sometime between 1192 and 1206 by an unknown Icelandic scribe, or scribes, the Orkneyinga Saga presents an interpretation of the first conquest of Orkney by Norway and the subsequent history of the Earldom." 
Price: 60.00 USD
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6 15850Andrews, Jan Out of Everywhere, Tales for a New World (New Tales for Canada)
Douglas & Mcintyre Canada 2001 0888994028 / 9780888994028 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Near Fine in Fine dust jacket Illustrated by Ng, Simon 
95 pages; Near Fine/Fine. New. Tiny bit of shelf rub bottom spine tip and corner tips. Boards are straight, tips are pointed, spine is square and pages are clean. DJ is Fine. In protective sleeve. An excellent gift! Fantastic Illustrations by Simon Ng. Throughout history, storytellers have been adapting traditional stories to reflect the world in which they live. In this collection, Jan Andrews retells then stories from around the world, setting them in Canada but within the context of heritage communities from which they have derived. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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7 20508Auslander, Joseph; Le Clercq, Jacqes (translators) The Fables Of Jean De La Fontaine Volume I
Limited Editions Club NY 1930 First Thus Hardcover Near Fine with no dust jacket Illustrated by Ruzicka, Rudolph 
265 pages; Near Fine/No Jacket. VOLUME ONE - ONLY. Unnumbered. Unsigned. Gilt to top text block. Outside page edges lightly age tanned. "La Fontaine's Fables", wrote Madame de Sévigné, "are like a basket of strawberries. You begin by selecting the largest and best, but, little by little, you eat first one, then another, till at last the basket is empty" Delightful reading. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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8 9072Bang, Molly (Ed) The Buried Moon And Other Stories
Charles Scribner's Sons NY 1977 0684146665 / 9780684146669 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket Illustrated by Bang, Molly 
63 pages; Near Fine/Near Fine. Very light rub on boards. Boards are straight, tips are pointed, spine is square and pages are clean. DJ has very light sticker shadow top corner of front panel. Tiny bit of rub at edges of white jacket. Now in protective sleeve. An excellent gift! Wonderful illustrations throughout. A collection of five folk tales from various countries about the feelings buried deep within us... 
Price: 18.00 USD
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9 14842Bord, Janet; Bord, Colin The Secret Country: an Interpretation of the Folklore of Ancient Sites in the British Isles
Walker & Company NY 1977 0802705596 / 9780802705594 First American Edition; First Printing Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket Illustrated by Barto, Robert 
238 pages; Near Fine/Very Good Plus. Full number sequence. Attractive tan on red boards with bright gilt lettering. Just a bit of shelf rub at spine tips. Boards are straight, tips are pointed, tips are pointed, spine is square and pages are clean. DJ has a bit of shelf rub at edges. Now in protective sleeve. An excellent gift! Full of illustrations. A highly readable guide. As a well informed initiation to an uncharted field their book is unrivalled. Pictures are well chosen. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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Folktales of England, Briggs, Katharine M.; Tongue, Ruth L. (Eds.)
10 20610Briggs, Katharine M.; Tongue, Ruth L. (Eds.) Folktales of England
Routledge & Kegan Paul London 1969 0226074943 / 9780226074948 Third Printing Paperback Very Good+ 
Folktales of the World; 174 pages; Very Good Plus condition. Trade Paperback. Just a bit of shelf rub at spine edge. Shallow reading creases. Solid binding, clean pages. Delightful reading! "If wonder tales are not abundant in England, other kinds of folktales thrive: local traditions, historical legends, humorous anecdotes. Many of the favorite tales which English-speaking peoples carry with them from childhood come from a long tradition" 
Price: 12.00 USD
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11 20511Briggs, Katharine Mary The Vanishing People Fairy Lore and Legends
Pantheon Books NY 1978 0394502485 / 9780394502489 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Fine in Fine dust jacket 
218 pages; Fine/Fine. Beautiful book and dust jacket, in protective sleeve. A great gift for the collector! "This collection of tales and traditions is fascinating, but perhaps even more valuable is the appendix to The Vanishing People, in which she includes a glossary of the types of fairies (woodwives, water horses, and their like), an index of tale types (visits to fairyland, changelings, etc.), and an index of motifs (taboo, transformation, and magical substances, for instance.) Interesting reading and a great reference as well." 
Price: 100.00 USD
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12 9918Carey, Bonnie Grasshopper To The Rescue, A Georgian Story
William Morrow NY 1979 0688321720 / 9780688321727 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Fine in Near Fine dust jacket Illustrated by McCrady, Lady 
Unpaginated pages; Fine/Near Fine. Full number sequence. Super Illustrations! Unread tight. Beautiful Illustrated boards with same illustration as dust jacket. Boards are straight, tips are pointed, spine is square and page are clean. Priced clipped DJ is great with wrap around illustrations. In protective sleeve. An excellent gift! Grasshopper to the Rescue tell of two friends, a grasshopper and an ant, who set off on a journey together. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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13 13367Carey, Bonnie Grasshopper To The Rescue, A Georgian Story
William Morrow NY 1979 0688321720 / 9780688321727 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket Illustrated by McCrady, Lady 
Unpaginated pages; Fine/Very Good Plus. Translated from Russian folklore. Super Illustrations! Unread tight. Beautiful Illustrated boards with same illustration as dust jacket. Boards are straight, tips are pointed, spine is square and page are clean. DJ is price clipped. It is bright and sharp with great artwork. Has small chip at bottom corner tips. Now in protective sleeve. An excellent gift! Grasshopper to the Rescue tells of two friends, a grasshopper and an ant, who set off on a journey together. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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14 4674Chaikin, Miriam CLOUDS OF GLORY, Legends and Stories About Bible Times
Clarion Books NY 1998 039574654x / 9780395746547 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Fine in Fine dust jacket Illustrated by Frampton, David 
118 pages; Fine/Fine. As New condition. Bright glossy boards illustrated like DJ. Boards are straight, tips are pointed, spine is square and pages are clean. DJ is Fine. In protective sleeve. An Excellent Gift! A Midrash is something like an angel. It, too, may be any shape, from a single word, to a saying, to a story. It may be a fantasy, a Midrash with wings. But its power is also limited. It must serve a principle that the Bible teaches. The body of Jewish literature known as Midrash, whichin Hebrew means 'to search and explain,' consists of stories that have arisen to answer such perplexing questions as Where is God? Who are the angels? 
Price: 14.00 USD
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Romance of Old Japan., Champney, Elizabeth; Champne, Frere
15 20556Champney, Elizabeth; Champne, Frere Romance of Old Japan.
G. P. Putnam's Sons NY 1917 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Very Good+ with no dust jacket 
444 pages; Very Good Plus/ No Jacket. Very Good Plus/No Jacket. 3/4 Dark leather binding with raised bar spine. Gilt top edges. Light shelf rub at edges - more so at corner tips. Lightly age tanned page edges. Silk book mark cut, or worn, at head, laid in. Name on front end paper. Beautiful frontispiece with tissue guard and 96 black & white Japanese illustrations. History, myths and legends of Japan. 
Price: 40.00 USD
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The Winter King, A Novel of Arthur, Cornwell, Bernard
16 20633Cornwell, Bernard The Winter King, A Novel of Arthur
Michael Joseph Ltd London 1995 0718137620 / 9780718137625 Sixth Printing Hardcover Fine in Fine dust jacket 
The Warlord Chronicles: I; 434 pages; Fine/Fine. Beautiful book and dust jacket, in protective sleeve. "The Kingdom of Dumnonia is in chaos. The forces of Dumnonia led by the Edling (Crown Prince) Mordred and Arthur (the King's bastard) have defeated the Saxons at a battle beneath White Horse Hill, but at a terrible price. Prince Mordred was slain, leaving the Kingdom without an heir. Dumnonia's only hope is for Mordred's pregnant wife, Norwenna, to give birth to a son. High King Uther Pendragon blames his son's death on Arthur and exiles him to Armorica." Great reading! 
Price: 30.00 USD
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Myths and Folklore of Ireland, Curtin, Jeremiah
17 20582Curtin, Jeremiah Myths and Folklore of Ireland
Weathervane Books NY 1975 0517185709 / 9780517185704 Second Printing Hardcover Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket 
345 pages; Near Fine/Near Fine. Pages ever-so-lightly toned. Beautiful price clipped dust jacket in protective sleeve. "A heartwarming and revealing collection of secret myths and legends. 20 extremely rare translations from Gaelic-speaking peoples, gathered along the backroads of Ireland. A must for any fan of Irish history, culture and mythology." 
Price: 10.00 USD
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Merlin and Wales, A Magician's Landscape, Dames, Michael
18 20218Dames, Michael Merlin and Wales, A Magician's Landscape
Thames & Hudson NY 2002 0500510792 / 9780500510797 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Fine in Fine dust jacket 
192 pages; Fine/Fine. 173 Illustrations - 22 in color. Boards are straight, tips are pointed, spine is square and pages are clean. DJ is also Fine. In protective sleeve. An Excellent gift! In tales and place names that Wales, Cornwall, Cumbria and Caledonia, Merlin's name lives on as powerfully as that of King Arthur himself, to whom he has been so closely linked. Michael Dames shows us the many aspects of this elusive and mercurial figure, seer and enchanter, sage and madman, poet and god, in the royal court and in the wilderness, on land an in water. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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THE BRIDLE OF PEGASUS Studies in Magic, Mythology and Folklore, Dawson, Warren R.
19 20230Dawson, Warren R. THE BRIDLE OF PEGASUS Studies in Magic, Mythology and Folklore
Methuen London 1930 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
203 pages; Very Good/Very Good. Just a bit of shelf rub at edges of book. Outside page edges lightly age tanning. Bright orange boards and bright black lettering on spine. Solid binding but some pages do open up to glued binding. Boards are straight, tips are pointed, spine is square and pages are otherwise clean. DJ is lightly age tanned at edges and spine. One tiny nick at top spine tip. Now in protective sleeve. This volume deals with many of the ancient and curious customs and beliefs whereby man in early ages has sought to control the forces of nature and to extend his limited powers by means of magic, just as in the Greek legend Bellrophon mastered the immortal winged steed Pegasus by help of the magic bridle put into his hands by Athena. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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LEGEND OF ULENSPIEGEL AND LAMME GOEDZAK And Their Adventures Heroical, Joyous, and Glorious in the land of Flanders and Elsewhere [2 Volumes], de Coster, Charles; Atkinson, F. M. (Trans.)
20 20583de Coster, Charles; Atkinson, F. M. (Trans.) LEGEND OF ULENSPIEGEL AND LAMME GOEDZAK And Their Adventures Heroical, Joyous, and Glorious in the land of Flanders and Elsewhere [2 Volumes]
William Heinemann London 1922 Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
Very Good/ No Just Jackets. TWO volumes, I and II. No Edition stated, so they are not a 1st. No printing stated. Brown/Rusk colored boards. Outside page edges age toned and light foxing. Endpapers and pre-lims light foxing. Solid bindings, pages otherwise clean. "Thyl Uilenspiegel is born in Damme, Flanders as son of Claes and Soetkin. He is brought into this world on the same birthday as Philip II of Spain. As a child Thyl already exhibits the naughty behaviour he will become infamous for as an adult. After many stories where Thyl fools other people and especially corrupt Catholic priests the Spaniards arrest his father because of his lutheran sympathies and burn him at the stake. This causes a mental breakdown for Thyl's mother, Soetkin, who turns mad. Thyl collects his father's ashes and puts them in a bag he wears on his chest. From that moment on he is destined to fight back against the Spanish oppression. De Coster gives Thyl a girlfriend, Nele, and a best friend, Lamme Goedzak, who functions as a comedic sidekick. The novel follows many historic events in the Eighty Years' War." 
Price: 25.00 USD
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21 17588Dobie, J. Frank Tone the Bell Easy
Texas Folk-Lore Society 1932 Hardcover Good with no dust jacket 
Publications of the Texas Folk-lore Society, no. l0; Ex-Library; 199 pages; Good/No Jacket. It appears the paste down page and front fly-leaf have been replaced. Half title page is missing. Some re-binding has taken place. Ex-library with stamps, pocket, nameplates and spine pen. Solid binding and hinges. Soft indent at spine from mis-storage. Outside page edges are age tanned. Faded spine. Just a bit of shelf rub at spine tips. Boards are straight, tips are pointed, spine is square and pages are otherwise clean. Juneteenth is illustrated by John B. Smith. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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22 17592Dobie, J. Frank (Ed) SPUR-OF-THE-COCK, Texas Folk-Lore Society Publication, No. XI
Texas Folk-Lore Society 1933 Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
Ex-Library; 112 pages; Very Good/No Jacket. Ex-Library with stamps, including outside page edges. Name plate, pocket, spine pen. Solid binding and hinges. Outside page edges are age tanned. Just a bit of shelf rub at board/spine edges. Boards are straight, tips are pointed, spine is square and pages are otherwise clean. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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23 20477Ebbutt, M.A., M. I. Hero-Myths & Legends of the British Race
George G. Harrap London 1912 Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
375 pages; Very Good/No DJ. Date on title page 1912 - NAP. Hunter green cloth with bright gilt lettering and decoration on cover. Gilt lettering and decoration on spine a little darkened. Outside page edges lightly darkened. Gilt page top darkened. Lightly bumped corners with some shelf rub. Solid binding. Sixty-four full-page illustrations - black & white. Fascinating! From the Preface "It may be that to some people the heroes I have chosen do not seem heroic, but there is no doubt that to the age and generation which wrote or sang of them they appeared real heroes, worthy of remembrance and celebration, and it has been my object to come as close as possible to the medićval mind, with its elementary conceptions of honour, loyalty, devotion, and duty. I have therefore altered the tales as little as I could, and have tried to put them as fairly as possible before modern readers, bearing in mind the altered conditions of things and of intellects to day." 
Price: 30.00 USD
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The Well of St. Clare, France, Anatole; Allinson, Alfred (Trans.)
24 20553France, Anatole; Allinson, Alfred (Trans.) The Well of St. Clare
John Lane the Bodley Head London 1928 First Thus Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket Illustrated by Pape, Frank C. 
302 pages; Very Good/ No Jacket. Bright gilt front board and spine decoration. Very light shelf rub at edges of boards. Outside page ages lightly age tanned. Solid binding and clean. Eleven engravings plus frontispiece & additional smaller illustrations. First Illustrated edition. "Excerpt: I left Sienna towards the middle of June and I have never seen the Reverend Father Adone Doni since. He clings to my memory like a figure in a dream; and I have now put into writing the tales he told me on the road of Monte Oliveto. They will be found in the present volume; I only hope they may have retained, in their new dress, some vestiges of the grace they had in the telling at the Well of St. Clare" 
Price: 25.00 USD
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25 20476Hawthorne, Nathaniel Tanglewood Tales
Rand McNally & Company NY 1913 Sixth Printing Hardcover Very Good+ in Good dust jacket Illustrated by Winter, Milo 
The Windermere Series; 283 pages; Very Good Plus/Good. Outside page edges have age tanned. Tiny bit of shelf wear at top of spine. No bumps to corners. Tight binding. Beautiful, bright, colors to illustrated cover. Dust jacket has small chips at corner tips and along the top edges - now in protective sleeve. Printed 1940, I believe it is the 6th printing of the 1913 edition. Told in Hawthorne's beautiful, imaginative style, and embellished with splendid pictures, these ancient Greek myths could scarcely assume more attractive form! 
Price: 20.00 USD
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26 19972Henderson, William Folk Lore of the Northern Counties of England and the Borders
EP Publishing UK 1973 0854098038 / 9780854098033 Reprint Hardcover Fine in Fine dust jacket 
344 pages; Fine/Fine. Boards are straight, tips are pointed, spine is square and pages are clean. DJ is also Fine. Now in protective sleeve. This reprint is taken from the 1st edition pubished in London, 1866. This work was then deemed necessary by the author because he maintained that the old habits and customs, laws and sayings, old beliefs and superstitions, which had held their ground in the universal mind from the earliest times, were fast fading away and perishing. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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27 19778Jones, V. S. Vernon (Trans) ; Chesterton, G. K. (Intro) Rackham, Arthur (Illus) Aesop's Fables
Avenel Books NY 1992 0517171988 / 9780517171981 Reprint Hardcover Fine in Fine dust jacket 
223 pages; Fine/Fine. A Facsimile of the 1912 Edition - but certainly does not look like a facsimile. As new beautiful book that is beautifully illustrated by Arthur Rackman. Boards are straight, tips are pointed, spine is square, and pages are clean. Binding is tight. DJ is also Fine. In protective sleeve. Many black and white illustration - 13 in color. An excellent gift! 
Price: 15.00 USD
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28 8746Keene, Donald; Fisher, Sally (Adapted From The translation) The Tale Of The Shining Princess
Viking Press NY 1980 0670639710 / 9780670639717 Third Printing Hardcover Fine in Near Fine dust jacket 
70 pages; Fine/Near Fine. Beautiful bright burgundy boards with bright gilt lettering and illustration. Boards are straight, tips are pointed, spine is square and pages are clean. Book is fabulously illustrated with original Metropolitan Museum of Art paintings of 18th century Japanese book. DJ has tiny bit of shelf rub. Now in protective sleeve. An excellent gift! An extraordinarily beautiful moon princess who is sent to Earth as punishment temporarily becomes the daughter of a poor bamboo cutter and his wife... 
Price: 10.00 USD
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West Irish Folk-Tales and Romances, Larminie, William
29 20614Larminie, William West Irish Folk-Tales and Romances
Rowman and Littlefield NJ 1976 087471155X / 9780874711554 Reprint Hardcover Near Fine with no dust jacket 
258 pages; Near Fine/No Jacket. Ever-so-light bit of shelf rub at spine tips. Book now in plastic cover to protect it. Blue cloth boards. Gilt lettering to spine. Faint age tone to outside page edges. Solid, clean. Twenty one folktales of West Irish folklore. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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30 20525Meuss, Ruth E. K. (translator) Breton Folktales
G. Bell & Sons London 1971 0713518901 / 9780713518900 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket 
World Folktales; 215 pages; Near Fine/Very Good Plus. This book is in English - translated from the German. Outside page edges lightly toned. Dust jacket has tiny spots at spine, otherwise Fine. "Breton mythology has many gods and mythical creatures specifically associated with nature cults. In this tradition of gods and creatures rooted in nature, there exist traces of certain Breton Catholic saints. This mythological background was accepted by Romans who were soon Christianized, resulting in the irrevocable loss of grand epics and the destruction or conversion of pagan landmarks and places." 
Price: 20.00 USD
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31 20499Osborne, Linda Barrett Song of the Harp Old Welsh Folk Tales
Christopher Davies Wales 1975 0715402552 / 9780715402559 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Near Fine in Fine dust jacket Illustrated by Taylor, Alan 
88 pages; Near Fine/Fine. Outside page edges lightly age tanning. Dust jacket is Fine, in protective sleeve. "Five stories from medieval Wales make up The Song of the Harp; stories that have all the elements that good folk tales should possess: humour, romance, sorcery and valour." jacket. Delightful jacket and illustrations by Alan Taylor. Old Welsh folktales. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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32 20465Petrovitch, Woislav M. HERO TALES AND LEGENDS OF THE SERBIANS.
Farrar & Rinehart Publishers NY 1914 Hardcover Good with no dust jacket 
393 pages; Good/No Jacket. Gift inscription in ink on flyleaf dated 1926. Outside page edges are age tanned. Gilt top edge. Just a few foxing spots. Illustrations with bright colors. Solid binding. With a Preface by Chedo Miyatovich and Thirty-Two Illustrations in Colour by William Sewell & Gilbert James. "This beautiful, illustrated book recounts the many heroes and legends of Serbian folklore. Beginning with a historical overview of the country's key characters, themes, and superstitions, it also includes prose translations of many Serbian folk ballads. A treat for fans of mythology and fairy tales, and a glimpse into the poetic soul of a country little known to most westerners." 
Price: 50.00 USD
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33 2230Powers, Nick & Powers, Wilann Barefoot In Boogar Hollow, Yestiday's Sayin's To LIV By Today
Country Original GA 1971 Second Printing Original Wraps Very Good+ Illustrated by Author Signed by Author
Unpaginated pages; Very Good Plus condition. Now, this is a really cute little book. An excellent gift! Full of Great Ideas and sayings gathered from older folks - told in back hills slang. For example: I jus hav lottsa faith in luck. The harder I wurk the more luck I semms to hav. Inscribed by the author Nick Powers on inside front cover. Just a bit of handling on the outside cover. Tiny check marks by sayings the previous owner especially liked the best. Super Great for the Collector.; Signed by Author 
Price: 15.00 USD
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34 17688Riordan, James Tales From Tartary - Russian Tales Book Two
Viking NY 1979 0670691569 / 9780670691562 First American Edition; First Printing Hardcover Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket 
171 pages; Near Fine/Near Fine. Small soft bump to the top edge of three pages. Bright brown boards with bright gilt lettering and illustration. Boards are straight, tips are pointed, spine is square and pages are clean. DJ is very lightly age tanned at edges. Great cover wrap around artwork and book completely illustrated by Colbert. Now in protective sleeve. An excellent gift! Forty-nine folktales from the Tartar region of Russia. Illustrated by Anthony Colbert. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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Folklore of Other Lands, Folk Tales, Proverbs, Songs, Rhymes, and Games of Italy, France, the Hispanic World and Germany, Selvi, Arthur M.; Kahn, Lothar; Soule, Robert C.
35 20079Selvi, Arthur M.; Kahn, Lothar; Soule, Robert C. Folklore of Other Lands, Folk Tales, Proverbs, Songs, Rhymes, and Games of Italy, France, the Hispanic World and Germany
S. F. Vanni NY 1956 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
279 pages; Very Good/Very Good. Some light shelf wear at the spine tips. Tiny bit of shelf rub at the corner tips. Outside page edges are lightly age tanned. Boards are straight, tips are pointed, spine is square and pages are otherwise clean. DJ is a bit age tanned at edges. Very small chipping at spine tips and top corner tip. In protective sleeve. Complete title: Folklore of Other Lands, Folk Tales, Proverbs, Songs, Rhymes, and Games of Italy, France, the Hispanic World and Germany. A few illustrations by Tullio Crali. Great reading! 
Price: 20.00 USD
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The Crock of Gold, Stephens, James; Mackenzie, Thomas (Illus)
36 19640Stephens, James; Mackenzie, Thomas (Illus) The Crock of Gold
Macmillan UK 1926 Reprint Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
228 pages; Very Good/No Jacket. Beautiful 3/4 hunter green leather (with leather covered corners) over decorated cloth. Beautiful tooled gilt design and lettering on the spine - with one raised band. 12 full color plates, including frontispiece, with tissue guard. Marbled endpapers, offset edges. Top edge of text block gilt. Just a bit of shelf rub to spine edges, spine ends and corner tips. Outside page edges lightly age tanning. It appears the fore edge laid against a pen tip as it has several tiny ink dots. Solid binding and hinges. Delightful fairy tales: The Coming of Pan; The Philosopher's Journey; The Two Gods; The Philosopher's Return; The Policemen; The Thin Woman's Journey and the Happy March. Great Reading! 
Price: 130.00 USD
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The Founding of Evil Hold School, Tolstoy, Nikolai
37 20233Tolstoy, Nikolai The Founding of Evil Hold School
W. H. Allen UK 1968 0491003714 / 9780491003711 First British Edition; First Printing Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
Very Good/Very Good. SIGHED by Author on Title page. Previous owner's name on Title Page. Very light age tan to outside page edges. Light shelf rub at board edges. Boards are straight, tips are pointed, spine is square and pages are otherwise clean. DJ has shelf rub at edges. Tiny chipping at top spine tip and corner tips. Spine is age tanned - as is white back panel. Now in protective sleeve. An excellent gift. Delightful illustrations by Robin Jacques. 
Price: 180.00 USD
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38 20542Verard, A.; Pickford, C. E. (Introduction) Le Premiere Volume de Merlin - Volume I
Scolar Press London 1975 0827734255 / 9780827734258 Facsimile Hardcover Near Fine with no dust jacket 
Unpaginated pages; Near Fine/No Jacket. Tiny bit of shelf rub at edges. VOLUME 1 ONLY. The book and cover are Fine with gilt lettering on the front cover [title of first volume] and spine [head: Merlin/1498/Volume 1; tail: Scolar]. The pages are bright and the (Middle French) text is clear with several full page wood cuts and quite a few partial page woodcuts throughout the book. This is the first volume of a facsimile reprint with an introduction (in English) by C.E. Pickford of the three volume Middle French (ca.1400-1600) First Edition published by A. Verard, 1498, Paris, France. Volumes 1 and 2 comprise the 'estoire de merlin' and its vulgate continuation. Volume 3 is the 'prophecies de merlin'. Bibliographical notes are included at the end of the introduction. Huge book. Media Mail only. International at cost. 
Price: 150.00 USD
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39 19783Williamson, Duncan Tales of the Seal People, Scottish Folk Tales
Interlink NY 1992 1566561019 / 9781566561013 First American Edition; First Printing Hardcover Fine in Fine dust jacket 
150 pages; Fine/Fine. An as new hard to find hardcover. Boards are straight, tips are pointed, spine is square, and pages are clean. DJ is also Fine. In protective sleeve. An excellent gift! A collection of Scottish folk tales featuring silkies, the seal people who can take human shape. 
Price: 200.00 USD
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40 19481Wright, Elizur The Fables of La Fontaine Translated From the French
G. Bell and Sons, Ltd. 1917 First Thus Hardcover Good with no dust jacket 
356 pages; Good/No Jacket. Outside page edges are age tanned. Crack at page 112. Burgundy boards with faded spine. Just a bit of shelf wear at spine tips and corner tips. Clean - no markings. A New Edition, with notes by J. W. M. Gibbs. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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FAIRY TALES AND FABLES FROM WEIMER DAYS, Zipes, Jack (Ed. and Translation)
41 6533Zipes, Jack (Ed. and Translation) FAIRY TALES AND FABLES FROM WEIMER DAYS
University of Wisconsin Press WI 029915744x / 9780299157449 Paperback Fine 
Fine condition. Still in publisher's shrink wrap. As New. Zipes has translated tales from German writers of the Weimar Republic, making them accessible to English readers for the first time. An excellent gift! Trade Paperback. 
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  • Arkham House, Mycroft & Moran, and Fedogan & Bremer Books
    At the request of several of our customers, we started a page for the books of Arkham House and related publishers. We try hard to keep it up to date with news and a list of forthcoming books and a list of those books we have of these publishers - both new and used.

  • Author Web Sites/Fan Sites
    A list of Authors and their websites or fan sites. Unfortunately, I haven't kept up with the sites going out or changing although a recent check with a program showed no broken links. One can hope right?

  • Book Care and other book information
    About Books includes items on Book Care as well as a How to Identify First Editions. It will include links, reviews, and all kinds of other interesting (to us at least) tidbits as we add to it.

  • Book Condition Description
    We use certain "bookseller" terms when we describe our books. Generally, they tend to mean what you think they would mean. For example Fine means basically without faults. The exact meanings behind what we mean are given on this page. As mentioned on the page, book condition is sometimes a subjective "call" by the book seller. We try to be objective, but might (in your opinion) fail. If so, you can return the book for any reason.

  • Book Inventory Programs The question of which book inventory program to use was always coming up on some of the forums I visit so I though I would put down some thoughts here. It is evolving and will eventually try to cover many aspects of inventory management (in the sometime distant future). In the mean time, if you have something you would like to see, let me know.

  • Book Reviews
    A slowly growing list of books we've reviewed. We would be happy to have your comments and, if you like, your reviews (with, of course, credit to you if you wish).

  • Chrislands Book Stores
    Chrislands is the company which hosts our site. We are very happy with them as are their other customers. This page gives links to many of the other Chrisland stores.

  • General Links; Other Book Stores, SF&F References, Detective/Mystery References, etc.
    Well, that about says it all. This is sort of a catch all for links which don't specifically belong anywhere else. Right now (about 6:41 pm Central US time, Oct. 16 2005), there are four sections, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Mystery - Detective, Arts and Crafts, and Book Related Links.

  • Glenn Larsen's Guide to First Editions
    Copied from Books-Rare, the book collector's home Copyright © 1997 by Glenn Larsen. Sadly, the original is no longer available., but we have a copy of it here with some corrections and additions.

  • Glossary of Terms Used in Literature and the Book and Printing Trades
    This page grew out of a request from a customer about book terms, a bookman's glossary so to speak. Now I could have just pointed them to the IOBA Book Terminology but I though it would be nice [and make our site more attractive] if we had a page of our own. Well now we do - at least the start of one

  • Help for on-line book buyers
    We hope this page will help you have a more pleasant on-line book buying experience. It also lists a few other places to get books - If we don't have the book you are looking for, of course :-)

  • IOBA Book Stores
    The Independent Online Booksellers Association, is dedicated to promoting internet bookselling by, in part, "Maintaining and enforcing high ethical and professional standards for our member booksellers, including a Code Of Ethics." White Unicorn Books is a proud member of the IOBA and on this page we list some of the other IOBA stores.

  • Liaden Universe of Steve Miller & Sharon Lee
    This page is for our Steve Miller and Sharon Lee books. It is mainly books set in the Liaden Universe® and has a list of books in that series, including the Chapter Books, as well as a set of references and links to other sites for the two authors.

  • Previously Featured Books
    Featured Books is where we list the books which have been featured on our home page - we may have more about the book than is in the normal catalog listing, so we decided to just keep track of them here. For example, when we featured the Chronicles of Narnia we listed "both sequences". The order in which they were originally published and "the preferred sequence of CS Lewis".

    We also have some special pages for books which are special in some way. It may be that the book itself is special or that a customer asked for more images, so we put up a page for the book. In any case we have these single pages for a particular book:
    • Butters' Richmond Directory 1855
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    • Crystallizing Public Opinion
      Bernays is considered by many as the originator of modern public relations and has been called the "Father of Spin". He was named one of the 100 most influential Americans of the 20th century by Life magazine.
    • Oxford Lectern Bible The Oxford Lectern Bible is a massive edition of the English Bible designed by American typographer Bruce Rogers (1870-1957). It is considered by many to be Rogers' masterpiece, and is recognized along with the other great Bibles, including the Baskerville Bible and the Doves Press Bible.
    • The Principles Of Judicial Proof
      Normally we don't put up our used books as a Featured Book on the home page they don't last long enough to stay here since we generally only have a single copy) but this one is such an absolutely beautiful book I had to put it up. So, of course, I had to build a page for it.
    • Sleeping Beauty, a Special Collectors Edition with illustrations by Dulac
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    • The Religious System of China
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      A classic 'what happens to bad boys and girls' from the late 1800's.

  • Ramblings/Blog/Book Reviews and whatever
    This is really a series of pages consistings of almost anything. On these pages I've written about Medicard Part D, about searching for information on a book on Google and at the Library of Congress, reviewed several books, and talked about the IOBA. No telling what will show up there. I'm sure we'll duplicate information on the rest of the site, but a lot of it will be unique. Hope you find it of interest.

  • Repricing
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  •   Setting Up an Internet Book Store
    An article I wrote for the IOBA. It presents a "first look" at some of the things one should think about in setting up an internet book store.


  • Transfer Homebase data to BookTrakker
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