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ANCIENT TALES AND FOLKLORE OF JAPAN
Written by Richard Gordon Smith. Illustrated by Richard Gordon Smith; Mo-No-Yuki.
Stock no. 2137558
Published by A. & C. Black. Circa 1908. Almost very good condition.
Grey cloth with gilt titles to spine and front cover. Top edge gilt. Decorations also to front cover and spine. 62 colour plates. A & C Black Colour Book in the 20 Shillings Series. 4 page booklist to rear. Early edition, but has 4 page (later) booklist to rear. 1-2" tear/damage vertically and then horizontally to top of spine, which is also browned. Bumping to corners. Marks to covers. Some page margin tears (e.g. front endpaper and page 92. Foxing and browning throughout.
Square format. Black boards with silver titles. B/w and colour illustrations and photos. ISBN: 9780955158353. Some bumping/knocks to spine and corners. Contents are still excellent. Wrapper is a bit edge-creased and has remains of two sticky labels to rear panel.
An adaption of the tale 'Straighten Up and Fly Right'. A sly buzzard entices one animal after another into taking a "cool ride" with him. Then the monkey, wanting to protect his friends, devises a plan to force the buzzard to "straighten up and fly right." Matt pictorial boards. Colour illustrations. ISBN: 0437860205. Gift inscription in ink to front endpaper. Pictorial dustwrapper is lightly creased at edges.
A rich collection of folklore from China, Iraq, Portugal, Romania, Norway, America etc. Blue boards, silver title to spine. Colour & b/w illustrations. 92 pages. ISBN: 1857938798. Slight wear to bottom edges of covers. A couple of small indents to rear cover. Security label stuck to rear pastedown. Small blue line to margin of page 26. Dustwrapper is very slightly edge worn.
Folklore and History of an Ulster Community. B/w photos and illustrations. 852 pages. ISBN: 0862780152. Corner creasing to a few pages. Wrapper is faded to spine and has a few tiny edge chips.
Dark blue cloth, gilt title to spine. B/w photos. xv and 124 pages. 303 copies privately printed. Covers lightly scuffed. Top and tail of spine a little worn. Inscription in coloured pencil to front endpaper. One or two margin marks but generally a nice copy.
Quelques traditions et coutumes. Large format. Brown cloth spine, colour pictorial front board. Comprises 125 tipped-in colour cards. Text in French. Published to celebrate the 100,000,000 packet of Cote D'or Belgian chocolate. Corners lightly rubbed. Small hole to half-title. Includes separate paper slip with explanation of publication.