Older Fairy & Folk Books

Fairy & Folk Tales: Older Folk & Fairy Books. 19th and early 20th c publications. Modern illustrators of individual authors from this period may also be found in Modern Juvenile and Picture Folk & Fairy sections, for instance, modern editions of Anderson, Grimm, Perrault, d'Aulnoy, and Asbjorsen. (La Fontaine and Aesop are with Myths Fables and Legends.)
Crosspatch... Broderip/Thomas Hood, ill hand coloured plates. Griffith 1865

Crosspatch, the Cricket and the Counterpane.

"A patchwork of story and song" a long fantasy involving two children and the strange characters. Beautifully coloured plates, still very bright. Frances and Thomas (Tom Hood) were the children of the poet Thomas Hood the Elder. They collaborated on a series of young children's books.

$115.00

 

Green Willow. James, ed/Goble ill. Macmillan, 1923/1910, 3rd trade ed.

Green Willow and other Japanese Fairy Tales.

A collection of Japanese tales and legends from various sources: from the author's memory, from plays, and from the Ko-ji-ki or Record of Ancient Matters .. some newly translated. Beautifully illustrated by Goble. 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

 

The Fairy Book, J. A. Adams, illustrator, Harper and Brothers (1836)

The Fairy Book.

Twenty-seven fairy tales: traditional English, Perrault and others, with twelve translated for this volume; includes Florise, Prince Nosey, Aurora&Amy, and a very interesting introduction by "John Smith". PLEASE NOTE: This book has been sold.

$110.00

 

21599 The Green Fairy Book by Lang.

The Green Fairy Book

In his preface To the Friendly Reader, Lang writes: "This is the third and probably the last of the Fairy Books of many colours." but of course it was not! Stories borrowed from many cultures. Forty-two tales, short and long, many less familiar tales, each with a one word source. (Southey's Three Bears).

$135.00

 

21600 The Brown Fairy Book by Lang.

The Brown Fairy Book.

Stories from Africa, Australia, and N. America among others. Most presented by Mrs. Lang, "who does not give them exactly as they are told by all sorts of outlandish natives, but makes them up in the hope white people will like them, skipping the pieces which they will not like." Makes one curious about the originals!

$145.00

 

21321 The Valley of Color Days by Sandwell.

The Valley of Color Days.

A long fairy story by a Canadian writer, set in a valley between the Rockies and the Selkirk Mountains. The very kind fairies who watch over the valley see that the children have been ignored while their parents argue. They set about to make everyone happy again. Bright funny colour plates in the style of Charles Robinson or perhaps a cheerful Harry Clarke. SIGNED and briefly INSCRIBED by Helen Sandwell at Invermere BC, 1924

$75.00

 

20086 A Fairy Garland by Perrault, illus Dulac.

A Fairy Garland.

A poem and eight tales, most by Perrault and d'Aulnoy, including Puss in Boots, Green Dragon, Fortunata, May Blossom, with lovely paintings.

$300.00

 

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

 

20075 CrimsonFairyBook mainOCB

The Crimson Fairy Book.

In an amusing preface, the editor points out yet again that he is not the creator of these stories, as most of his readers seem to think. "Like nature, popular tales are too vast to be the creation of a single modern mind." His wife, Mrs. Lang, actually did the adaptations for most of them so his role has been in ferreting out the interesting and varied world wide tales of this collection.

$450.00

 

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