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THE FOX AND THE GRAPES AND OTHER TINY TALES, -----------
1 ----------- THE FOX AND THE GRAPES AND OTHER TINY TALES
LONDON J.M.DENT & SONS 1940 Soft cover Good Book 
Printed Slate paper covers with red titles and green floral decs. (sewn paperback) 180 x 130 mm approx. 32 pp Author and illustrator not credited. Collection of short stories in the style of or possibly gleaned from Aesop's fables with unspecified line drawings in mono or duotone. Undated. Printed at The Temple Press Letchworth Printers code (Hj 404) which indicates possibly April 1940 and published by Dent in a series of childrens books called "The Fairy Gold Series." This title being number 3. Hign number of books published printed to rear cover no. 8 Beauty and the Beast. Cover price 3d.A seemingly uncommon title in a series of books which by their nature and being children's books have become difficult to source. The only other copy of this title we can find on the internet is held at Cambridge University (per Copac) which attributes as being [1916?] The decorations to cover are art deco period. Good (Book- light rubbing with moderate crease to front cover and to margins of two leaves. Cover price to rear deleted and replacement price of 6d. in ink biro. No previous owner name or insc.). Please see our images of the actual item offered for sale. 
Price: 10.00 GBP
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THE TAROT Sacred Symbols, -----------.............
2 -----------............. THE TAROT Sacred Symbols
LONDON Thames & Hudson 1995 0500060193 / 9780500060193 1st Edition Hard Back VG+ VG+ Book 130x120mm Approx 
Hard Back smaller format , Dust Jacket , VG+/VG+ , 1st edition , colour illustrated , Unpaginated , The Tarot fisrt appeared in the 15th century , mysterious and strange , often seen today as a means of diviantion , presented here with lucid commentaries accompanied by colour illustrations from some of the most beautiful packs designed [ no notable defects to D/j or book , D/j not price clipped , no inscsp 
Price: 8.00 GBP
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TRICKSTER TALES from PRAIRIE LODGEFIRES, ANDERSON , BERNICE G , DOHN-TAUGA-MAH
3 ANDERSON , BERNICE G , DOHN-TAUGA-MAH TRICKSTER TALES from PRAIRIE LODGEFIRES
NASHVILLE ABINGDON 1979 0687426200 / 9780687426201 1st Edition Hadback VG+ VG Book 200x140mm Approx GEE , FRANK 
VG+/VG.1st Ed. Child 9+.years.94pp. BG Anderson , Kiowa tribe name Dohn-Tauga-Mah means True Word Woman was told these legendry tales by Ingaglueh-Whoo-Tongah of Ponca tribe & Maunkee Blackbear Tahbone of the Kiowas tribe. 14 Stories.illustrated in- line. [red boards copper titles, minor rub top/tail spine , o/w fine , No inscsp , tight binding , VG+ Dust Jacket price clipped, edgwear - small dusting of col loss all edges , VG ] Please see our actual images of the book offered for sale. 
Price: 4.00 GBP
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FOLKLORE AND CUSTOMS OF RURAL ENGLAND, BAKER , Margaret ,
4 BAKER , Margaret , FOLKLORE AND CUSTOMS OF RURAL ENGLAND
Newton Abbot / New Jersey David & Charles / Rowman & Littlefield 1975 0715365797 / 9780715365793 Hard Back Fine VG Book 225x140mm Approx. 
H/b+D/j.FINE/VG.illustrated 14 b/w photographic plates & in line.Myth & Legend, Country Ways, Rural Traditions, English Folklore, Social History, Performing Arts, Seasonal Feasts, Plays, Morris Dancers - much centered around village life & the seasonal calendar & Church.[ gilt titles to book , No inscsp] Dust Jacket not clipped,rear cover a bright green, light even spine fade.no tears, loss or creasing.Please see our actual image of the book offered for sale. 
Price: 4.00 GBP
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ONCE UPON A TIME, BARRETT-GREY Laurence , ROWLES , Lilian ,
5 BARRETT-GREY Laurence , ROWLES , Lilian , ONCE UPON A TIME
London JOHN CROWTHER Ltd 1941 1st Edition Soft Back Fair Book 180x120mm Approx Rowles , Lilian 
SCARCE. slim P/b.1st ed.Fairy tales - 4 bedtime stories; The Pink Mouse, Dream Dust, The First Goldfish & Good-bye to Fairies. in-line illus by Artist L Rowles.49pp [ No inscsp.tight binding.small stain marks to rear. delicate front, col.illus., cover.thin crease-lines, col.rub/loss & edge nicks. Please see our image of the actual book offered for sale. 
Price: 17.00 GBP
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SOUTH SEA YARNS, BASIL THOMSON
6 BASIL THOMSON SOUTH SEA YARNS
EDINBURGH WILLIAM BLACKWOOD 1894 1st Edition Hardcover Good Book 
Original Beige cloth bevelled boards with gilt titles to spine and brown blocked illustration and titles to front panel. 195 x 140 mm approx. xvi + 326pp + 32 page publisher's catalogue. Frontis with guard + 9 other illustrations as called for. Folk and other tales told on the Island of Fiji in the nineteenth century. Good (Book- shelf wear to cloth, Front free end paper- clipped to top corner and ink gift inscr. dated April 1894 and note of gift by the recipient to subsequent owner on reverse dated 1913. A few pages unopened and fore edges of some pages ragged where carelessly opened.Light foxing to front and rear blanks and edges of book block. Binding sound with no cracks to end papers). Please see our images of the actual book offered for sale. 
Price: 20.00 GBP
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HERO LEGENDS OF THE WORLD, BAUMANN , Hans , HOLZING , Herbert ,
7 BAUMANN , Hans , HOLZING , Herbert , HERO LEGENDS OF THE WORLD
London New York DENT DUTTON 1975 1st Edition Hard Back VG+ Good+ Book 220x140mm Approx Holzing , Herbert , 
H/b , Dust Jacket , VG+/Good+. 1952. Dent/Durtton Childrens Classics.C.I.C series no 95.Colour Frontis & b/w illustrated by Artist Herbert Holzing.Exotic, rich & compelling tales by Hans Baumann. English text by S Humphries.Outstanding collection global Myths Folk tales & Legend worldwided. Set in 4 parts; - Eastern Europe & Siberia / Africa / Asia & Australia / America. Intro; [ brown boards with black title blocks with gilt decs. surround & tiles; both spine & front.book itself is Fine as new, however neat ink name to fep[ 1st blank page] D/j not price clipped.spine med even fade,edgewear tiny nicks, light creasings , small col rub/loss max 5x3mm to front base. now in clear easily Removable proprietary protective sleeve .Please see our actual image of the book offered for sale. 
Price: 8.95 GBP
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WITCHCRAFT IN AFRICA, BLOOMHILL, GRETA
8 BLOOMHILL, GRETA WITCHCRAFT IN AFRICA
CAPE TOWN HOWARD TIMMINS 1962 1st Edition Hardcover Very Good Good Book 
Sand coloured paper covered boards with dark brown titles. 220x140mm approx. 172pp. The story of witchcraft in Africa, told in a factual un-biassed manner and the result of many years of close study. VG/G (Book- no notable shelf wear or soiling. Offset browning to end papers. Related newspaper cuttings loosely laid in. Dust Jacket- Moderate to heavy rubbing with paper loss to tail of spine, small nicks and creases. Non price clipped cover- R1.85 now in a removable proprietary protective sleeve). Please see our image of the actual book offered for sale. We are pleased to be able to offer the option of card payment at our website where additional images of the item may also be available. 
Price: 12.00 GBP
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9 BROOKS , Terry , "Master of Modern Fantasy" THE BLACK UNICORN A magic Kingdom of Landover Novel
Orbit 2009 1841495581 / 9781841495583 Paper Back Fine Book 200x125mm Approx. 
2009.FINE book as new, no inscsp." P/b. Fantasy Fiction. [2 ]." -the master of modern fantasy" prolific author Terry Brooks [the Shannara series]. fantasy , mythical fiction for older child & young adult alike. 
Price: 2.00 GBP
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IN THE HEBRIDES, C.F.GORDON CUMMING
10 C.F.GORDON CUMMING IN THE HEBRIDES
LONDON CHATTO AND WINDUS 1883 Hardcover Very Good Book 
Red cloth boards with gilt titles to spine. xiv + 432 + 32 publisher's trade catalogue. 24 steel engravings as called for except frontis erroneously bound at p96 with tissue guard and half title page also out of place. All edges of book block sprinkled red. Folklore myths, legends history and wanderings in the Hebrides. VG (Book- Spine a little sunned, first signature strained where over sewn, light foxing to prelims and last few pages. No previous owner name or insc. No other notable defects). Please see our images of the actual book offered for sale. 
Price: 20.00 GBP
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CORNWALL'S HAUNTED HOUSES, CAINE , Margaret , GORTON , Alan ,
11 CAINE , Margaret , GORTON , Alan , CORNWALL'S HAUNTED HOUSES
Redruth, Cornwall TOR MARK 2012 0850254280 / 9780850254280 1st Edition Paper Back Near Fine Book 210x150 mm Approx 
Near FINE P/b.1st ed. The haunted abodes of Cornwall's Penfound Manor / Poundstock Church/ Launceston' s Dockacre House /Warleggan Church / Bolventor's Jamaica Inn / Bodmin's Lanhydrock House / Harlyn House in Trevose etc.[ No inscsp. tight binding, as new throughout] negligible edgewear to bright, clean laminated covers. Please see our image of the actual book offered for sale. 
Price: 1.00 GBP
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MEMORIES OF OLD SUSSEX, CANDLIN , Lillian , Acclaimed
12 CANDLIN , Lillian , Acclaimed MEMORIES OF OLD SUSSEX
Newbury Countryside Books 1987 0905392787 / 9780905392783 1st Edition Paper Back Fine Book 215x135mm Approx 
FINE P/b.1st ed.Memoirs.The vivid memory of Lillian Candilin who won wide acclaim for her first book Tales of Old Sussex.Brighton born she saw the first Motor Trials of 1905.[Edwardian Sussex Social History] Traditions, Folklore & pastimes to delight all ages.Please see our images of the actual book offered for sale [ the cover is actually darker in colour]. 
Price: 4.00 GBP
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BLACK BILLY TEA , NEW ZEALAND BALLADS , By New Zealand's Best-known Ballad Writer Folklorist Joe Charles, CHARLES , JOE
13 CHARLES , JOE BLACK BILLY TEA , NEW ZEALAND BALLADS , By New Zealand's Best-known Ballad Writer Folklorist Joe Charles
Christchurch Whitcoulls 1981 0723306567 / 9780723306566 1st Edition Hard Back Fine VG Book 245 x 184mm Approx Oates , Jean 
1st.96pp Line.illustrated, Joe Charles renouned ballad writer Folklorist of New Zealand[ now retired]. He wrote his 1st ballad aged 10yrs, contents;- 52 ballads.[ bushman / Queensland Harry / Davey Gunn/ Billy Black Tea/ Kauri Scow / Robby Coburn / Buster the Boar / Bullocky's Joy etc ] all part of the country's history & legend. [ book Fine, no inscsp] col illus D/j not clipped.in very good condition - no nicks or tears. PLS see our image. 
Price: 15.00 GBP
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ARTS & CRAFTS of SOUTH AMERICA, DAVIES , Lucy , FINI , Mo ,
14 DAVIES , Lucy , FINI , Mo , ARTS & CRAFTS of SOUTH AMERICA
San Francisco, USA Chronicle Books 1995 1st Edition Paper Back VG+ Book 255x220mm Approx. 
VG+ Large P/b.Traditional Handicraft of Indigenous Peoples of S'America.[ Crafts / Textiles / Costumes / Jewllery / Metalwork / Basketry / Hats / Bags / Pottery / Collectors / background history & beliefs - to ward off evil spirits [myth / folklore ] Lavishly illustrated Full Colour plus some b/w plates & in line.A Rich Vitality & Diversity.Extensive Research by L Davies & M Fini.[an even light spine fade not effecting titles & minor dot-spot colour loss to spine, book Fine throughout, no inscsp. no annotation.1st U.S.A.Edition.10987654321. Please see our image of the actual book offered for sale. 
Price: 14.00 GBP
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A KENT CHRISTMAS, DOEL , GEOFF , DOEL , FRAN , Compiled By
15 DOEL , GEOFF , DOEL , FRAN , Compiled By A KENT CHRISTMAS
STROUD ALAN SUTTON 1990 0862997674 / 9780862997670 Paper Back VG+ Book 220 x150mm Approx 
VG+ P/b. A Fascinating pot-pourri of contemporary /historical ancedotes , Traditional Yuletide lore , diary entries , legends , memoirs, poets etc. compiled by G & f Doel.[.Laminated covers, no notable defects, No inscp. 160ps , b/w illustrated] Clean copy tight bindings. Please see our image of the actual book offered for sale. 
Price: 3.00 GBP
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THE FORTUNATE ISLANDS The Story of the ISLES of SCILLY History, Legends, Folklore and Customs., E.L.BOWLEY
16 E.L.BOWLEY THE FORTUNATE ISLANDS The Story of the ISLES of SCILLY History, Legends, Folklore and Customs.
ST MARY'S ISLES OF SCILLY W.P.KENNEDY 1949 3rd Edition Hardcover Very Good Very Good Book 
Green cloth boards with gilt titles to spine. 190 x 125 mm approx. 178 pp. Line Map + 8 b/w photo. plates and one other line illustration in text. Errata Slip tipped in. 3rd Edition of this the Standard Guide to the Scilly Isles first published in 1945. VG+/VG+ (Book- no notable shelf wear to boards, Light offset browning to front free end paper & cover. No previous owner name or insc. Dust Jacket- clean with no nicks or tears and non price clipped. Supplied in easily removable proprietary protective sleeve). Please see our image of the actual book offered for sale. 
Price: 8.50 GBP
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THE WALLYPUG OF WHY, FARROW , G E
17 FARROW , G E THE WALLYPUG OF WHY
LONDON Victor Gollancz Ltd 1968 0575000112 / 9780575000117 1st Edition Thus Hard Back Fine VG Book 205X135mm Approx. Furniss , Harry 
H/b, D/j, FINE/VG , 1st edition thus -1968 new issue [1st published 1895 ] , 143pps , illustrated line drawings by Harry Furness , George Edward Farrow prolific Victorian writer - other titles listed to rear , Explanatory introduction by J Avery ," intended as a compliment the Victorians likened the book to Alice in Wonderland ", [Childrens - & adults alike- Fantasy fiction ] 13 chpts [ blue cloth + gilt titles, no inscsp] apple-green/white D/j not price clipped, 15/-, no loss/chips/tears/creases, light edgwear colour fade+very light even spine fade, light brown grubbiness to the book-length far right to front , 99%. PLS see our image 
Price: 15.00 GBP
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FORTUNE TELLING by CARDS At a Glance [ Card Fortune Telling ], FOLI , P R S , Madame Foli [ Renouned Gypsy Fortune Teller]
18 FOLI , P R S , Madame Foli [ Renouned Gypsy Fortune Teller] FORTUNE TELLING by CARDS At a Glance [ Card Fortune Telling ]
London ARCO Publications Limited 1957 1st Edition Hard Back VG Good- Book 190x130mm Approx 
Smaller format. An Arco book of - series.The great gypsy fortune teller Madame PRS Foli - " she read the sinking of the titanic before the event - fortold exactly how Mussolini would die - President Roosevelt was amazed at her powers, she warned him of Pearl Harbour .. [ eggshell cream cloth to book, tight binding, no inscsp or annotation, light top page crease lines to 1st few pages.- all pages clean] eggshell green Dust Jacket not price clipped, 7s 6d , however light handling grubbiness , edgewear nicks/small tear-lines & 10x5mm loss top spine corner edge. PLS see our image. 
Price: 8.50 GBP
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DER GEFESSELTE FAUST Der MENSSCHHEITSKOMODIE LETZER SCHLUSS, GAULKE , JOHANNES
19 GAULKE , JOHANNES DER GEFESSELTE FAUST Der MENSSCHHEITSKOMODIE LETZER SCHLUSS
Berlin FREIER Literarischer Verl 1910 Hard Back VG Book 210x145mm Approx 
1910, H/b, German Text, 400pp. Gilt top edge. Ivory buckram boards with Gilt titles to front & spine with Gilt illus to front. 1593 Christopher Marlowe was stabbed to death in a tavern brawl after a dispute about the Recknynge - he was 29 - his best known paley Doctor faustus - the first extant edition was not to appear until 1604. Almost all subsequent editions have followed the 2nd 1616 edition..[ book- ink name top title page, tight binding, a couple of foxing spots to foredge of book block. Indentation to top edge of boards and to top edge of book block typical of book sustaining a blow from the edge of a rule and light blue ink splash to tail at rear spine fold of 5x2mm. approx.,vg. PLS See our our image 
Price: 35.00 GBP
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ECHOES of the GREAT SONG, GEMMELL , DAVID
20 GEMMELL , DAVID ECHOES of the GREAT SONG
London Bantam Press 1997 0593037154 / 9780593037157 1st Edition Hard Back Fine VG+ Book 240x160mm Approx Cabral , Ciruelo [ jacket] 
H/b+jacket FINE/VG+.1st ed.350pp. " Britain's King of Heroic Fantasy "David Gemmell. " They were immortal & lived like Kings - even though their Empire was dying ... conceited & arrogant the Avatars rulled the fallen world through Magic & arcane science.[ green cloth+gilt titles to book - no inscsp. no notable defects , tight binding] col illus Dust Jacket not price clipped, now in clear proprietary protective cover.no notable defects. PLS See our image 
Price: 15.00 GBP
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