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THE FOLKLORE OF THE WELSH BORDER
Written by Jacqueline Simpson. Illustrated by Gay John Galsworthy.
Stock no. 1821993
Published by B.T. Batsford. 1st 1976. Nearly fine condition in a very good dustwrapper.
Typical legends, supernatural beliefs and customs. A glimpse of the ways and outlook of the people of the Welsh borders - their intense local pride, their romantic view of history, their grotesque or gruesome humour, their fears and beliefs, their work and their fun. Maroon cloth boards, gilt title to spine. B/w chapter headers. ISBN: 0713431636. Text block slightly grubby. Green dustwrapper is grubby and unevenly faded.
Green cloth with gilt title to spine. Pictorial onlay to front cover. Retold by Dee Brown. Introduced by Joy Porter. This edition is based on the 1993 edition, with minor emendations. Colour illustrations. A fine copy contained in publisher's slipcase which is very lightly scuffed.
WHY-SO STORIES OF BIRDS & BEASTS FROM FOLK-LORE & LEGEND
Written by Edwin Gile Rich. Illustrated by Charles Copeland; Ernest A. Aris; et al..
Stock no. 1321014
Published by George G. Harrap & Co. Ltd.. 1st thus 1934. Almost very good condition.
Orange cloth spine. Pictorial front board showing rabbit with a noose round neck of a duck (plate repeated inside). 4 colour plates. B/w text illustrations. 120 pages. Covers are edge worn. Spine bumped and grubby, rear cover is rubbed and grubby. Page browning and foxing to textblock.
Black cloth spine with green and gilt title label. Pale green decorated boards. Small knock to top of spine. Slip case is almost very good - but has a few bumps to edges and a few marks with 1" split to one edge.
A collection of myths and folk tales from around the world. Blue cloth, black titles and vignette to front. B/w illustrations. Spine and corners bumped. Some light spotting to spine, a faint damp stain to top corner of front cover. Endpapers are lightly browned and foxed, some foxing and a couple of other marks to textblock. Dustwrapper is worn, torn and foxed, loss to top and tail of spine and some slight loss at corners.
Black cloth spine with green and gilt title label. Pale green decorated boards. Slight rubbing to spine, rubbing some of the title border. Contained in green slipcase which has a light mark to one side.
Green cloth, gilt title to spine. 7 colour plates. Black and white decorations to text. viii + 334 pages. Spine and corners bumped. Small mark to front cover. Front joint is partially cracked at base. 1 plate is MISSING from this copy. Some light foxing and fingering else contents clean. Dustwrapper is grubby and worn with creases, 2" loss to top of spine and rest of spine is browned. Price on front flap of dustwrapper is 7/6.
STORIES FOR FIVE-YEAR-OLDS
Written by Sara Corrin; Stephen Corrin. Illustrated by Shirley Hughes.
Stock no. 2132407
Published by Faber & Faber. 1st 1973. Very good condition in a almost very good dustwrapper.
And Other Young Readers. Green boards with black title to spine and vignette to front cover. B/w illustrations. Pale browning to outer page edge. Wrapper is edge-torn and chipped, with some creasing, but only small amounts of loss.
Large format. Pictorial card-wraps. Colour illustrations. A Russian Folk-Tale retold in English. ISBN: 014075447. Covers slightly edge rubbed.
Translated into English by Zheleznova. Pictorial card covers. Colour illustrations to text. 12 pages. 11.75 x 9.25". Some slight foxing to rear cover. Lower page corner tips very slightly creased.
A Ukranian Folktale adapted and illustrated by Jan Brett. Oblong format. Glazed pictorial boards. Colour illustrations. ISBN: 039921920X. Reprint. American edition.
NOAH AND THE DEVIL
Written by Neil Philip. Illustrated by Isabelle Brent.
Stock no. 2130732
Published by Clarion Books. 1st USA 2001. Nearly fine condition in a slightly better than very good dustwrapper.
Oblong format. Glazed pictorial boards. Colour illustrations. A Legend of Noah's Ark from Romania. ISBN: 0618117547. Wrapper has small nicks to a couple of corners.