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Legends, Myths & Fables

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Stories from Wales (As Told in Jackanory)
1 Stories from Wales (As Told in Jackanory)
London BBC 1969 0563085851 / 9780563085850 Paperback Good FRONT, Charles 
Pictorial card covers; 80pp; b/w ills. Tanning to cover with bumping and rubbing to spine ends and corners; previous owner name to intro page; light tanning to pages. Stories include 'The Story of Rhiannon' and 'The Fairy Bridge' as told on Jackanory by Ray Smith. 
Price: 4.00 GBP
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Enid Blyton's Brer Rabbit Again, BLYTON, Enid
2 BLYTON, Enid Enid Blyton's Brer Rabbit Again
London Dean & Son Ltd 1963 Hard Cover Good Fair LODGE, Grace 
Green boards in pictorial dustwrapper; 184pp; b/w ills. Boards bumped to corners with sunning to spine ends; browning to pages. Dustwrapper is rubbed and creased to edges with a number of chips and small tears with small losses to spine ends. 
Price: 6.50 GBP
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The Knights of the Round Table, BLYTON, Enid
3 BLYTON, Enid The Knights of the Round Table
London Latimer House Ltd 1950 Hard Cover Good Poor GELL, Kathleen 
Green cloth boards in wraparound pictorial dustwrapper; 96pp; b/w ills. Slight lean to spine and splay to boards; cloth sunned and marked; occasional mark to pages. Price clipped dustwrapper has suffered losses and large chips to all edges and front panel with significant rubbing and creasing. The legend of King Arthur retold by Enid Blyton. 
Price: 15.00 GBP
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Bloodsong, BURGESS, Melvin
4 BURGESS, Melvin Bloodsong
London Andersen Press 2005 1842701797 / 9781842701799 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 322pp Signed by Author
Red boards in pictorial dustwrapper. Seam just visible between half-title and title page where author has signed, light tanning to page edges, Minimal edge wear to dustwrapper. A compelling story of love and destruction, based loosely on the pagan Volsunga Saga. 
Price: 10.00 GBP
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In Blue Bird Time, DONALDSON, Ellen Miller
5 DONALDSON, Ellen Miller In Blue Bird Time
Massachusetts Milton Bradley Company 1926 Hard Cover Good Plus LUPPRIAN, Hildegard 
Pictorial boards with blue cloth spine, no dustwrapper; 160pp; orange/black/blue ills. Rubbing and bumping to board corners with light marking to cover; foxing/spotting to endpapers and occasionally to pages. 
Price: 20.00 GBP
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The Weirdstone of Brisingamen, GARNER, Alan
6 GARNER, Alan The Weirdstone of Brisingamen
London Collins Lions 1976 0006704301 / 9780006704300 Paperback Very Good 
Pictorial card covers; 224pp. Light rubbing to cover edges; small chip to spine edge; tanning to pages. 
Price: 4.00 GBP
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The Dragon of Og, GODDEN, Rumer
7 GODDEN, Rumer The Dragon of Og
Macmillan Children's Books 1981 0333317319 / 9780333317310 First Edition Hard Cover Near Very Good Very Good BAYNES, Pauline 
Green cloth boards in pictorial dustwrapper; 60pp; colour and b/w ills. Previous bookseller ticket to front pastedown; tanning to pages which are rather musty. Unclipped dustwrapper is lightly rubbed to edges with small nick to one corner. A poetic story based on an old legend of the Scottish Lowlands. 
Price: 15.00 GBP
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Tanglewood Tales, HAWTHORNE, Nathaniel
8 HAWTHORNE, Nathaniel Tanglewood Tales
Hodder & Stoughton Hard Cover Good Plus DULAC, Edmund Signed by Illustrator
Deluxe edition [n.d. 1918] signed by Dulac and limited to 500 numbered copies, of which this is No.320. Half cream vellum on grey boards with gilt lettering to spine; 245pp; pictorial endpapers; 14 tipped in colour plates. Light bumping to corners with rubbing to upper edge; light sunning to outer edges of boards with the faint sunned outline of lettering to boards presumably offset from its shelf neighbours; tanning and foxing to endpapers and page block edges; lighter more scattered foxing to pages; untrimmed fore-edges a little nicked in places. Contains six stories, 'The Minotaur', 'The Pygmies', 'The Dragon's Teeth', 'Circe's Palace', 'The Pomegranate Seeds' and 'The Golden Fleece'. 
Price: 450.00 GBP
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The Knight of the Golden Plain, HUNTER, Mollie
9 HUNTER, Mollie The Knight of the Golden Plain
London Hamish Hamilton 1983 0241107725 / 9780241107720 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 48pp SIMONT, Marc 
Orange cloth in pictorial dustwrapper. Light tanning to outer page edges, small tear to upper hinge between pastedown and ffep, thumbing to pages. Dustwrapper is unclipped with minor edgewear and light tanning. 
Price: 12.00 GBP
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Robin Hood and His Merry Foresters, JOHNSON, S.C.
10 JOHNSON, S.C. Robin Hood and His Merry Foresters
London Foulsham & Co Hard Cover Good Good 126pp 190mm x 130mm ATHERLEY, L.Thomas & M'CONNELL, Jas E. 
Undated edition. Red boards in pictorial unclipped dustwrapper. Indentation mark to rear board; foxing to prelims and title page. Dustwrapper is rubbed with light creasing to edges, chipping to head of spine; rear panel is rather grubby. Foulsham's Boy and Girl Fiction Library. Line illustrations by Atherley, five colour plates by M'Connell. 
Price: 8.00 GBP
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Mythical Creatures, KITCHEN, Bert
11 KITCHEN, Bert Mythical Creatures
Cambridge Lutterworth Press 1986 0718826469 / 9780718826468 First Edition Hard Cover Near Very Good Good 
Landscape glazed pictorial boards in matching dustwrapper; colour ills; map endpapers. Boards bumped to lower corners; toning to pages. Unclipped dustwrapper is lightly tanned with rubbing to edges, chips to corners and small puncture to spine edge. A portrayal of some of the mythical beasts of the ancient Mediterranean lands. 
Price: 8.00 GBP
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The Rich Man and the Shoemaker, LA FONTAINE
12 LA FONTAINE The Rich Man and the Shoemaker
London Oxford University Press 1972 Reprint Hard Cover Good Good WILDSMITH, Brian 
Pictorial boards in matching dustwrapper; colour ills. Boards marked by tape from dustwrapper edges; rubbing to edges and bumping to corners; previous owner gift inscription to front endpaper. Price clipped dustwrapper is rubbed and curled to edges with small mark to title on rear panel; reverse of dw has adhesive tape from remains of original covering, now in new removable sleeve. A fable examining whether it is better to be poor and happy or rich and miserable. 
Price: 12.00 GBP
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King Arthur and His Knights of the Round Table - From Sir Thomas Malory's Le Morte d'Arthur, LANIER, Sidney (Ed.)
13 LANIER, Sidney (Ed.) King Arthur and His Knights of the Round Table - From Sir Thomas Malory's Le Morte d'Arthur
London Macdonald Hard Cover Very Good Good FLORIAN 
Illustrated Junior Library. Copyright date 1950. Red and black knights on beige pictorial cloth in matt pictorial dustwrapper; 280pp; coloured top edge; pictorial endpapers; colour and b/w ills. Boards lightly bumped to spine ends; previous owner name to front endpaper; toning to pages. Dustwrapper is rubbed and chipped, lightly sunned to spine, with a couple of small tears; tape has been applied to the reverse side edges, now in removable sleeve. A version of the Arthurian epic which closely follows Malory, edited only for easier reading, including tales of Excalibur, Sir Galahad and the Quest for the Holy Grail, Tristram and Isolde, and more. 
Price: 8.00 GBP
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Illustrated Myths of Native America: The Northeast, Southeast, Great Lakes and Great Plains, MCNEESE, Tim
14 MCNEESE, Tim Illustrated Myths of Native America: The Northeast, Southeast, Great Lakes and Great Plains
London Blandford 1998 0713726660 / 9780713726664 Reprint Hard Cover Very Good Very Good HOOK, Richard 
Green boards in glossy pictorial dustwrapper; 160pp; bibliography; colour ills. Boards lightly rubbed to foot of spine; pages toned. Dustwrapper has very light rubbing to edges. Sixty stories of myth and legend from four Native American tribal regions. As this book weighs over 750g additional postage will be required for international delivery, please email for a quote. 
Price: 8.00 GBP
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The Sleeping Sword, MORPURGO, Michael
15 MORPURGO, Michael The Sleeping Sword
London Egmont 2002 0749748524 / 9780749748524 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 118pp FOREMAN, Michael 
Navy boards with silver decoration and lettering in pictorial dustwrapper. Previous owner name in pen twice and erased pencil mark to ffep. Toning to pages. Dustwrapper is unclipped with minor edgewear and indentation marks. An Arthurian fantasy. 
Price: 8.00 GBP
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Birds of a Feather : And Other Aesop's Fables, PAXTON, Tom
16 PAXTON, Tom Birds of a Feather : And Other Aesop's Fables
New York Morrow Junior Books 1993 0688104002 / 9780688104009 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good RAYEVSKY, Robert 
Glazed pictorial boards in matching dustwrapper. Toning to pages. Minor edgewear and scuffing to dustwrapper. A selection of Aesop's fables retold by Paxton in verse. 
Price: 8.00 GBP
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The Shadow of the Hawk, REEVES, James
17 REEVES, James The Shadow of the Hawk
London Collins 1972 0001844628 / 9780001844629 First Edition Hard Cover Good Good DALTON, Anne 
Green cloth boards in pictorial dustwrapper; 153pp; b/w ills. Tanning and spotting to pages; red pen mark to front free endpaper. Dustwrapper is unclipped with rubbing to edges and spine ends, sunning to spine, 3cm tear and creasing to lower edge. A collection of stories from the 'Lays of Marie de France', French narrative poems of courtly love and chivalric adventure, made available for children for the first time.. 
Price: 6.50 GBP
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Big Foot, ROBERTSON, M.P.
18 ROBERTSON, M.P. Big Foot
London Frances Lincoln 2002 0711219451 / 9780711219458 First Edition Hard Cover Near Very Good 
Glazed pictorial boards. Bump to foot of spine; chip to corner tip of lower corner of rear board. A little girl befriends a gentle creature in the forest. 
Price: 6.50 GBP
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The King of the Golden River or The Black Brothers, RUSKIN, John
19 RUSKIN, John The King of the Golden River or The Black Brothers
London Edmund Ward 1976 0718206088 / 9780718206086 Hard Cover Good Fair STEWART, Charles W. 
Fifth impression. Blue cloth boards with gilt decs to front in pictorial dustwrapper; 60pp; b/w ills; ills endpapers; glossary. Boards are sunned to outer edges; pages lightly tanned. Unclipped dustwrapper has a number of untidy tears, creases and small chips to upper edge; sunning and surface lifting to spine; tanning to rear panel, now in removable sleeve. Ruskin's only story for young people, reproduced in its original form. 
Price: 8.00 GBP
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Dragon Slayer - The Story of Beowulf, SUTCLIFF, Rosemary
20 SUTCLIFF, Rosemary Dragon Slayer - The Story of Beowulf
Puffin Books 1982 0140302549 / 9780140302547 Paperback Good KEEPING, Charles 
Pictorial card covers; 108pp; b/w ills. Light wear to cover; two previous owner details to intro page, including blind-stamped address and butterfly stamp; tanning to pages; couple of ink marks to one page. A retelling of the Anglo-saxon epic Beowulf. 
Price: 3.50 GBP
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