fairy tale

Rapunzel, Grimm, Felix Hoffmann, illustrator.

Rapunzel.

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

$65.00

 

Quacks, the Story of the Ugly Duckling, Marion Wingrave, illustrator.

Quacks, the Story of the Ugly Duckling.

Finelined borders surround verse tale and a lovely chromolithograph on each page showing the (never ugly) duckling set in a bucolic landscape. Some pages have borders of wild flowers. Quite beautiful, with no printer ascribed. Please note: THIS BOOK HAS BEEN SOLD

$95.00

 

19883 Cecily (Elf Goldihair) by Helm, Gertrude Kay illustrator.

Cecily.

Pictures with Kay's odd charm about a little circus girl who has a trapeze accident and stays behind under the care of a widow and her son. Her friends call her Elf Goldenhair since she is as light as a fairy queen, but her wildness is too much for the village and she is sent away to school. By a German children's novelist of the second half of the 1900's, who wrote fairy tales and many books for adolescent girls.

$55.00

 

20180 The Pussycat Princess by Anthony, illus photos Frees.

The Pussycat Princess.

"The Pussycat Princess asks and receives from her royal father permission to go out into the world, taking whatever risks may befall, but for one night only." Thirty-two photographs of real puppies and kittens elaborately dressed and posed to illustrate the story. [White 576].

$450.00

 

Folk Tale Books and Fairy Tale Books

We have several hundred folk and fairy tales for sale, from a collection begun in my early days of teaching, when teachers had time to create curriculum and children had time to read. To make the collection easier to browse, we have organized the books into shorter lists. Note that older vs. modern books are sorted by illustrator, not author.

Favorite Fairy Tales Told in England.

From Jacobs English Fairy Tales 1892; Jack and the Beanstalk, Johnny-cake, Tom Thumb, Molly Whuppie, Dick Whittington and His Cat, Cap O'Rushes. Illustrations on almost every page in black tones, or shades of blue and brown. One of a very well-written series.

$10.00

 

A Book of Magic Animals

$24.00

 

Hans in Luck.

In this old tale, Hans feels lucky every time he makes an exchange, from gold to nothing in hand, but he is luckiest to be home again! Large bright pictures fill the page in a frieze-like layout, with a line of text running along the bottom margin.

$14.00

 

The Shepherd (Pastir, later published as The Magic Ring).

A fairy tale of a cowherd, a princess, an Emperor, and a kingdom, illustrated with little figures in a surreal folkloric landscape that looks almost like a toy set. One illustration contains a car and the date 1957.

$75.00

 

Great Swedish Fairy Tales.

A well designed book of old tales illustrated with facsimiles of the works of Sweden's great John Bauer (1882-1918), whose work is so richly imagined, and so hard to find in the original.
NOTE: This book has been SOLD.

$25.00

 

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