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"A merman was caught at Orford in Suffolk during the reign of Henry II..." From this entry in a contemporary chronicle the author has created the Wildman who tells his own anguished story. Powerful and imaginative b/w drawings make this strangely moving tale a memorable picture book. Sea-green glazed boards. 8 x 8". Unpaginated. ISBN: 0233968016. Foxing and some browning to prelims and last few pages.
Green boards, title to spine. B/w illustrations. Most of the stories in this collection come from Scotland and the North of England. 18 pages. ISBN: 0718211359. Endpapers and page edges are browned. Wrapper is edge-creased and faded to spine with a few small edge-tears.
Legends. Collected and edited by Katharine M. Briggs. Preface by Kevin Crossley-Holland. Colour frontis and b/w illustrations. Brick red cloth, gilt titles to spines, vignettes to sides. Still in original shrinkwrap! This copy would make a wonderful gift.
FOLK TALES OF BRITAIN NARRATIVES (3 VOLUMES)
Written by Katharine M. Briggs. Illustrated by Hannah Firmin; Peter Firmin; Clare Melinsky.
Stock no. 1321716
Published by Folio Society. Circa 2011. Fine condition.
Three volume set. Collected and edited by Katharine M. Briggs. Preface by Philip Pullman. Colour frontis and b/w illustrations. Green cloth, gilt titles to spines, vignettes to sides. Still in original shrinkwrap! Wrap has small tear in it to one of the lower front corners. This copy would make a wonderful gift.
THE BROTHERS GRIMM - POPULAR FOLK TALES
Written by Brian Alderson; Brothers Grimm. Illustrated by Michael Foreman.
Stock no. 1321674
Published by Victor Gollancz Ltd.. 1st 1978. Very good condition in a almost very good dustwrapper.
Green boards, gilt title to spine. Colour plates and b/w illustrations to text throughout. Illustrated endpapers. 192 pages. 10 x 7". ISBN: 0575024461. Spine and corners bumped. Contents clean. Price-cut wrapper is slightly edge worn.
TALES OF WONDER AND MAGIC
Written by Berlie Doherty. Illustrated by Juan Wijngaard.
Stock no. 1321203
Published by Walker Books. 1st 1997. Slightly better than very good condition in a slightly better than very good dustwrapper.
Tales from around the world. Burgundy boards, gilt title to spine. Lovely colour illustrations. ISBN: 0744544017. Spine and corners bumped. Contents fine. Dustwrapper is slightly creased at edges.
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.
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.