Fairy Tales, Folklore, Mythology

Fiction:Fairy Tales, Folklore, Mythology

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1 Best in Children's Books
#10A - This book contains stories including Lassie Come Home; The Story of William Tell with full-color illustrations; Penny and the White Horse which is a merry-go-round horse; The Three Little Pigs with illustrations by Richard Scarry; Grimm's Rumelstiltskin with full-color illustrations; Animals of Africa, includes full-color photographs, and so forth. Thirteen titles in all, one on science, one on travel, and others.The binding has minor wear at the edges and spine ends. The DJ has a few chips on top with a 1" tear near the spine. The bottom has a small tear where the paper is missing, and a 1/2" tear near the spine. The spine is rubbed at the top and bottom, and has a vertical crease in it. The back top has some chips, 1/2" tear and a small piece missing near the spine. The front vertical edge is worn. The picture on the front is of Lassie, and on back is from Charlotte's Web. There are a few spots on the front. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. . Illustrator: Various Artists. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Fiction::Fairy Tales, Folklore, Mythology; Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 001101. Hardcover
Nelson Doubleday
Garden City NY, 1963, First Edition
Hardcover
Near Fine
Good; 
Various Artists; 
001101; 
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2 Huxley, Aldous; Isherwood, Christopher Jacob's Hands
0312194676 / 9780312194673; This previously unpublished tale by Aldous Huxley and Christopher Isherwood, two of the greatest storytellers of the 20th century, uses tight, vivid and seamlessly crafted prose to show the dangers that a magical gift will undoubtedly bring to even the sincerest of characters. In this story, Jacob Ericson is a shy, enigmatic and somewhat inept ranch hand who works for crochety Professor Carter and his crippled daughter, Sharon, on a ranch in the 1920s. One day he finds that his hands possess the mysterious gift of healing, a gift he uses to cure animals. Sharon then persuades him to heal her. From there his powers become slowly more exploited until he is recruited to heal an ailing young millionaire. It is then that he finds the love and security for which he has worked so hard begins to collapse. A wonderful fable. ; 12mo - over 6¾ - 7¾" tall
St Martins Press
New York, 1998, First Edition
Hardcover
New in New dust jacket


002348; 
Price: 9.66 USD
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Mr. Fox, Oyeyemi, Helen
3 Oyeyemi, Helen Mr. Fox
Fairy tale romances end with a wedding. The fairy tales that don't get more complicated. This very gifted author has written a love story like no other. Mr. Fox is a magical book, enlessly inventive, as witty and charming as it is profound in its truths about how we learn to be with one another. The binding has a 1" black line on the page bottoms. ; 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall
Riverhead Books
New York, NY, 2011, First American Edition
Hardcover
New in New dust jacket


004153; 
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Wonder Tales, Warner, Marina (edited and with An Introduction by)
4 Warner, Marina (edited and with An Introduction by) Wonder Tales
Once upon a time, in the Paris of Louis XIV, five ladies and a gentleman - all of them urbane aristocrats - seized on the new enthusiasm for "Mother Goose stories" and decided to write some of them down. Telling stories resourcefully and artfully was a key social grace for them, and when they wrote down these elegant narratives, they consciously invented the modern fairy tale as we still know it today. For this beautiful anthology of six masterpiece Wonder Tales, Marine Warner invited the collaboration of five writers with a special sympathy for the French stories they render her in burnished, cunning, and amusing English. "The White Cat", "The Subtle Princess", "Bearskin", "Starlight", The Counterfeit Marquise", and "The Great Green Worm" are as unforgettable today as they were when they were first published centuries ago. Wonder was the key to the stories, and each tale abounds with transformations and magic. Drawings included. ; 16mo - over 5¾ - 6¾" tall
Farrar Straus & Giroux
New York, 1996, First Publisher Edition
Hardcover
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Illustrated by Herxheimer, Sophie; 
003356; 
Price: 11.04 USD
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