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Peer Gynt is first and foremost a poetic fantasy, although based on a real person who lived Norway c1800. About his exploits, not much more is known than is found in Asbjornsen's book Norwegian Fairy Tales, in which Peer Gynt's chief exploits lie in the direction of fighting and conqueroring trolls. Admirably depicted by the "Goblin Master" in 12 colour plates plus b/w text illustrations. Brown cloth, gilt titles and vignette to front cover. Cream and brown pictorial endpapers. 255 pages. Slight fading to covers. Spine and corners bumped, rubbed and slightly worn. Library(?) number written to base of spine (839.8). Blue ink stamp of WH to front pastedown. Some light foxing to page edges.
The Goblins Of Aloe Shamba. Green cloth, colour pictorial onlay to front. Brown titles. Colour frontis plus 8 b/w plates. 280 pages. Bumping and wear to spine, corners and cover edges. Damp markings to page edges, including pastedowns. Inscription in ink to front endpaper. Some ink marks to front endpaper and pastedown. Foxing to outer page edges.
A Collection of Folklore and Fairy Tales. Blue textured cloth boards, gilt titles and blind vignettes. Seven colour plates including frontis and over 50 b/w illustrations. 239 pages. All plates present, two have a creased corner. Spine and corners slightly bumped and rubbed. Inscription in ink to front endpaper. A few hinges are pulled but binding still sound. Very occasional foxspots to contents.
Rebound. Blue cloth with gilt title to spine.Colour frontis and title-page. B/w plates. 316 pages. Some wear to spine. Bookplate to front pastedown. Some margin marks.
A Collection of Folklore and Fairy Tales. Blue textured cloth boards, gilt titles and blind vignettes. Seven colour plates including frontis and over 50 b/w illustrations. 239 pages. A little bumping and wear to spine and corners. A couple of tiny bumps to cover edges. Spine browned and gilt on spine and front dulled. A couple of marks to covers. Endpapers lightly browned. Some foxing to contents and text block otherwise very good.
A fairy story in which children will find many old nursery rhyme friends. Yellow cloth. Colour sketches throughout. 63 pages. 9.5 x 7.5 inches. A little bumping and wear to spine and corners. Light foxing to covers with some darkening to top and bottom edges. Ink inscription to front pastedown. Foxing, mainly to endpapers and text block. Grubby fingermarks to first few pages, rest clean. Price-cut dustwrapper is edge worn with tears and chips, loss from top of spine and top of front flap. Hole to front edge of spine. Very grubby.
A Collection of Folklore and Fairy Tales. Blue cloth boards, gilt titles and blind vignettes. Top edge blue. Seven colour plates including frontis plus numerous b/w illustrations. 239 pages. Bumping and wear to spine and corners. Spine darkened with a couple of nicks to cloth on top edge. Bump to lower edge of front cover. Covers have some scuffing causing light patches, darkening to some edges. Completed bookplate to front endpaper. A few hinges cracked, some showing webbing beneath. Light browing to endpapers. Contents very good, just an odd mark. All colour plates present, two are partially detached.
STORIES FROM ELFLAND: GOBLIN GREY
Written by Agnes Grozier Herbertson. Illustrated by L.A. Govry.
Stock no. 1204200
Published by Humphrey Milford; Oxford University Press. Circa 1930. Very good condition.
Pictorial paperwraps. B/w illustrations. Covers are browned with corner crease. School stamp to inside front cover.
A Fairy Story. Green cloth, white titles. B/w illustrations. 273 pages + 2 page booklist. Top edge gilt. Free endpapers lightly browned. A few scattered foxspots but contents generally clean and bright. Top and tail of spine and corners lightly bumped and rubbed.
The Goblins Of Aloe Shamba. Green cloth, colour pictorial onlay to front. Brown titles. Colour frontis plus 8 b/w plates. 280 pages. Book: book plate to front pastedown. Endpapers lightly browned. Contents generally very good. Corners bumped and rubbed. Rear board marked.
A Collection of Folklore and Fairy Tales. Blue cloth boards, gilt titles and blind vignettes. Top edge blue. Seven colour plates including frontis plus numerous b/w illustrations. 239 pages. Corners lightly bumped & rubbed. Original blue cloth lifting slightly at spine edge on upper front cover (hard to notice). Gilt titles nice and bright. Joints expertly and neatly repaired. All colour plates present and have light unobtrusive foxing, plate facing page 112 has tiny closed tear to lower margin not affecting illustration. Neat colouring to page 7 and 35 in pencil crayon. A few hinges pulled. Some scattered foxing to contents, mainly to prelims and last few rear pages. Overall, a nice copy.
A Sunshine Picture Story Book. Thin cardwraps. Square format. Colour and two tone illustrations. Covers slightly grubby. Pages browned.