Folk Tales and Fairy Tales

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.
Note: This book is SOLD.



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.



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



21560 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). NOTE: This book has been SOLD.



The Red Fairy Book by Andrew Lang, Ford & Speed, ill, Longmans 1912/1890.

The Red Fairy Book.

A serviceable copy of the second Fairy Book in the same format as the original trade edition, and thus nice to have. Please note: THIS BOOK HAS BEEN SOLD



Laboulaye's Last Fairy Tales Harper and Brothers, Franklin Square,  1885, 2nd Am

Laboulaye's Last Fairy Tales.

In his preface, Laboulaye notes the changes that took place over the 19th century as fairy tales became "literature". "When we were children (which was somewhere about 1820), we were presented with fairy tales at New-Year for our amusement. By whom they were written mattered little: provided they kept us still for an hour without quarreling or breaking things, the book was thought a good one and nothing more was asked of the author." Beautifully written tales in a pleasant voice, with elements drawn from his wide acquaintance. Note: This Book Has Been Sold.



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