Folk & Fairy Tales: Modern Picture Fairy & Folk Books. Includes picture books of traditional and 19th c written folk and fairy stories, mostly single stories, and modern written fairy and folk tales, only if so identified by the author.
Eleven tales taken from the 1957 Simon and Schuster publication. One of a pleasant little series of good tales and reprinted classics for young children, originally published several years previously by Arnoldo Modatori, Milan and Deux Coqs d'Or, Paris.
An old Russian folk tale retold. SIGNED and briefly inscribed by AUTHOR.
A Japanese folk tale illustrated in the style of 18th c Japanese woodcuts.
Humorous and glowing pictures of the little kids and their world.
An old tale about the perils of wishing to be someone else, with illustrations somewhat inspired by Mughal paintings.
A beautiful book, and inexpensive because of the mark.
One of a Mexican folklore series published in Mexico with astounding mythic paintings by a young Mexican artist.
Lyrical stone lithos in greys, russets, dull golds and greens of Rapunzel's story, with a terrifying witch. In German. Please note: THIS BOOK HAS BEEN SOLD
Book: An alphabet painted gradually by Cory (1877- 1972), which was not published until long after her death. This is the second, more colourful, of two recent publications. The Fairy Alphabet, painted during her cartoon period of the late 20's though the mid 50's while she was a Montana rancher with a large happy family, shows at first glance the delicate style of her turn of the century paintings and illustrations. But look more closely at those voluptuous fairies and funny elves! Cory's work has its own stamp: "too brazen" as she said, for St. Nicholas. Thus the small illustrations on the cards appear more traditional than the larger ones of the book, although they are reproductions of identical paintings. So, Cards: Lovely, fairy cards, blank inside, produced by the publishing company of Cory's grandson. Contained in a plastic sleeve with envelopes and an interesting biography.
THIS BOOK HAS BEEN SOLD
A collection of fairy tales, well known and less familiar, from many lands. Also poetry, in two columns for bedtime reading. Lovely in its jacket. Labels on rear endpaper from Strawbridge & Clothier Department Store( in the family from 1868 - 1996). This is probably a first printing, but it is impossible to tell.