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J. C. Holt's authoritative exploration of the myth and history of England's greatest folk hero. Green pictorial cloth. 265 pages. Slip case is very good - some fading to edges.
Edited and Introduced by Richard Barber. Three volumes in one: Arthur, The Holy Grail, and Tristan. Green leather spine, gilt titles. Green pictorial cloth boards. Green endpapers. B/w illustrations. Scuffing to top and bottom of slipcase, light black stain to lower edge of one panel.
Stories Old and New series. Cream cloth with dark green decorations and titles. Pictorial onlay to front. 4 colour plates including frontis. 128 pages. Spine lightly browned, rear board a little scuffed. Front board is lightly rubbed but nice and bright. Endpapers browned. Lengthy presentation in ink to verso of front endpaper. Foxing to text block and some pages internally. title page is a little grubby.
The tales retold for boys and girls. Grey cloth with gilt titles and decorations. 16 colour plates. 367 pages. Top edge gilt. Spine and cover edges are very browned. Some bumping and wear to spine and corners. Inscription in ink to half-title page. Some page browning and foxing. All plates present.
THE TRUE STORY BOOK
Written by Andrew Lang. Illustrated by Lockhart Bogle; Lucien Davis; H.J. Ford; C. H. M. Kerr; Lancelot Speed.
Stock no. 2138069
Published by Longmans, Green & Co.. 1900. Almost very good condition.
Dark blue cloth, elaborate gilt decoration to front cover, vignette to spine. All edges gilt. B/w illustrations. 4th impression. Spine is browned with some bumping and wear. White stain/mark to rear cover. Inscription in ink to half-title page. Browning and foxing throughout.
Fairy tales, legends and nursery rhymes rewritten in King-Smith's mischievous style. A riotous collection uproariously illustrated in colour throughout. Dark green cloth. Gilt title to spine. 64pp. 11 x 8". Large format. Browning/foxing to outer page edges. Wrapper is price-cut with some edge-creasing.
ROCK ART IN AFRICA: MYTHOLOGY AND LEGEND
Written by Jean-Loic Le Quellec; Paul Bahn.
Stock no. 1823440
Published by Flammarion. 1st 2004. Slightly better than very good condition in a slightly better than very good dustwrapper.
Translated from the French by Paul Bahn. A panorama of the great parietal assemblages of Africa. The author places the works in the context of their discovery by the great explorers, and then deciphers their hidden meanings. Large format. Black cloth boards, blind titles. Colour photos. ISBN: 2080304445. Board corners bumped. Contents clean. Pictorial dustwrapper is lightly edge-faded, scuffed to rear panel.
Large format. Glazed pictorial boards. Colour illustrations. A Russian Legend. ISBN: 9781620355534.
Large format. Blue pictorial boards. Colour illustrations. 64 pages. Covers are edge rubbed and lightly scuffed. Some loss of paper covering to top and tail of spine. Pencil erasure mark to front pastedown. Contents clean.
THE ARABIAN NIGHTS ENTERTAINMENTS
No author listed. Illustrated by W. Heath Robinson; Helen Stratton; A.D. McCormick; A.L. Davis; A.E. Norbury.
Stock no. 2134633
Published by George Newnes Ltd.. 1st 1899. Good condition.
Blue cloth, pictorial front cover and spine. Gilt titles. 551 b/w illustrations throughout. 472 pages. Large, heavy format, 11" x 8.5". Bumping and wear to edges; some chipping/fraying to cloth at corners and top and tail of spine. Uneven browning/scuffing to covers. Joints are a bit cracked. Name to verso of front endpaper. Foxing and grubby marks throughout.
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.
WORLD TREE STORY: HISTORY AND LEGENDS OF THE WORLD'S ANCIENT TREES
Written by Julian Hight.
Stock no. 1821212
Published by Julian Hight. 1st 2015. Nearly fine condition.
The result of a five year photographic odyssey to capture 100 ancient historic trees across 39 countries for this fascinating and lovingly researched book. Pictorial cloth boards. Colour photos thorughout. ISBN: 9780993290602. Small, heavy bump to lower board corners, a few pages of contents also have tiny crease caused by the same. Otherwise a fine copy.