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  • AESOP.
    AESOP'S FABLES Illustrated by Ernest Griset. With text based chiefly upon Croxall, La Fontaine, and L'Estrange. Revised and re-written by J. B. Rundell. Second edition.

    London. Cassell, Petter, and Galpin. No date [circa 1873]. Hardcover. No dust-wrapper. 244 [4 catalogue] pages. Illustrated in black & white. Original brown pictorial cloth. Gilt. 4to. Front and rear inner joints lightly cracked; head & heel of spine a little worn; but a very good, clean copy.

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  • AESOPI PHRYGIS fabulae elegantissimis iconibus veras animalium species ad viuum adumbrantes… by AESOP.
    AESOP.
    AESOPI PHRYGIS fabulae elegantissimis iconibus veras animalium species ad viuum adumbrantes…

    Lyons: Jean de Tournes, 1594. Editio postrema, caeteris omnibus castigatior. [1-2], 3 –410, [6]pp. 61 woodcuts in text. Parallel Greek and Latin texts. 18th century calf gilt, expertly re-backed. Some water-staining; else a very good copy. First published by Jean de Tournes in 1570.

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  • AUNG, Maung Htin.
    BURMESE FOLK-TALES.

    London.Geoffrey Cumberlege. 1948. xxxii, 246pp. Original pictorial boards, with cloth spine, red text. Original pictorial dust-wrapper. Octavo. First edition. Presentation copy from the author, inscribed on front free endpaper; 'To Mr. W. H. de Roose, With best wishes from "The Fourth Brother". Htin Aung 6th October 1948.' Some tearing to the wrapper's extremities, including light chipping at the head & heel and a piece missing from the middle of the spine; else a very good copy of a scarce title.

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  • FAIRY LEGENDS AND TRADITIONS OF THE SOUTH OF IRELAND. Part III. by [CROKER, T. Crofton.]
    [CROKER, T. Crofton.]
    FAIRY LEGENDS AND TRADITIONS OF THE SOUTH OF IRELAND. Part III.

    London: John Murray, 1828. xxxii, 300 pages. Etchings and wood-engravings by W. H. Brooke. Contemporary half calf, gilt over marbled boards. Octavo. First edition. Binding heavily rubbed and spine and cracked at the upper joint, though firm; some occasional light off-setting from the plates; else a very good copy.

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  • KRILOF AND HIS FABLES. by RALSTON, W.R.S. M.A.
    RALSTON, W.R.S. M.A.
    KRILOF AND HIS FABLES.

    London: Strahan and Co. Publishers, 1869. [i-vii] viii - xlii 1-180pp plus 32pp adverts to rear. Black & white illustrations throughout text. Green pictorial cloth, gilt. Octavo. First Edition. Front hinge cracked, Cloth has slight rubbing to extremities. Else a very good copy.

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  • LIONS AND LOBSTERS AND FOXES AND FROGS. Fables from Aesop. Drawings by Edward Gorey. by REES, Ennis.
    REES, Ennis.
    LIONS AND LOBSTERS AND FOXES AND FROGS. Fables from Aesop. Drawings by Edward Gorey.

    Reading, Mass. Young Scott Books, 1971. Hardcover. [44 pages]. Colour illustrations throughout. Amber pictorial boards with original dust-wrapper. Oblong. Measures approximately 21 x 23cm. First edition. A fine copy.

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  • PHÆDRI, Augusti Cæsaris Liberti, FABULARUM AESOPIARUM libri quinque; Notis perpetuis illustrate, & cum integris Aliorum observationibus in lucem editi a Johanne Laurentio Jcto. by PHAEDRUS, (ed. Johanne Laurentio).
    PHAEDRUS, (ed. Johanne Laurentio).
    PHÆDRI, Augusti Cæsaris Liberti, FABULARUM AESOPIARUM libri quinque; Notis perpetuis illustrate, & cum integris Aliorum observationibus in lucem editi a Johanne Laurentio Jcto.

    Amsterdam: Johannem Janssonium & Viduam Elizei Weyerstraet, 1667. [64], 462, [204] pages. Illustrated with engraved title by Christoph Hagens, and 103 textual engravings, many depicting scenes from contemporary life. Early, but not contemporary, full leather, recently re-backed. 8vo. First Illustrated edition of Phaedrus to be published in the Netherlands; also the first edition edited by Laurentius. It contains the text of 92 Phaedrus fables with extensive annotations (the first edition of 1596 had only 64 fables). Slight browning throughout; frontispiece shaved to the image at fire-edge; else a very good copy of a scarce issue of this title. In this copy there are cancellation plates to pages 133, 194 and 205. Landwehr records that the ‘brothel scene’ on page…

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    Amsterdam: Johannem Janssonium & Viduam Elizei Weyerstraet, 1667. [64], 462, [204] pages. Illustrated with engraved title by Christoph Hagens, and 103 textual engravings, many depicting scenes from contemporary life. Early, but not contemporary, full leather, recently re-backed. 8vo. First Illustrated edition of Phaedrus to be published in the Netherlands; also the first edition edited by Laurentius. It contains the text of 92 Phaedrus fables with extensive annotations (the first edition of 1596 had only 64 fables). Slight browning throughout; frontispiece shaved to the image at fire-edge; else a very good copy of a scarce issue of this title. In this copy there are cancellation plates to pages 133, 194 and 205. Landwehr records that the ‘brothel scene’ on page 276 has often been defaced or removed, but is extant in this copy. Bodeman, Das illustrierte Fabelbuch, 75.1; Fabula Docet 68; Landwehr, Emblem books Low Countries F143; for Hagen: Thieme-Becker XV, p. 461; Wurzbach II, p. 632

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  • PUBLII TERENTII AFRI COMOEDIAE, PHAEDRI FABULAE AESOPIAE, PUBLII SYRI ET ALIORUM VETERUM SENTENTIAE. by BENTLEII, Richardi
    BENTLEII, Richardi
    PUBLII TERENTII AFRI COMOEDIAE, PHAEDRI FABULAE AESOPIAE, PUBLII SYRI ET ALIORUM VETERUM SENTENTIAE.

    Cantabrigiae. Londini.Cornelium Crownfield. Jacobum Knapton. Robertum Knaplock. Paulum Vaillant Bibliopolas. 1726. 2 volumes bound as one. Volume I: [8], xxv, [1], 2-444. Volume II: [iv], [1], 2-87pp. 2 black & white engraved plates. Contemporary full decorative calf gilt. Quarto. First edition. Spine rubbed and worn with some loss to head and heel; hinges badly cracked but boards are still attached; corners worn; occasional patches of browning to margins; ownership stamp to front pastedown endpaper and ownership name to front free endpaper; else a very good copy worthy of repair.

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  • MAGNUS, Leonard A., LL.B.
    RUSSIAN FOLK-TALES (translated from the Russian) with introduction and notes.

    London.Kegan Paul, Trench Trubner & Co., Ltd. 1915. [iv], xv, [1] 2-350pp. Original decorative cloth. Octavo. First edition. Some light rubbing to boards and spine edges; some light wear to head and heel of spine; else a very good copy.

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  • DENTON, Rev. W., M.A.
    SERBIAN FOLK-LORE. Translated from the Serbian by Madame Elodie L. Mijatovich. Second edition.

    London.The Columbus Pringint, Publishing and Advertising Company. 1899. [v], vi, [1], 2-302pp. Original blue and red cloth, gilt. Octavo. Second edition. Spine rubbed at edges, a little faded and a touch bumped at head and heel; board corners a trifle rubbed; a few inoffensive water spots to upper board; spotting to endpapers and fore-edges, which are uncut as issued; two minor spots to verso of half-title and title; small newspaper cutting with short biography of the translator to front paste-down endpaper; else a very good copy. Presentation copy from the translator, inscribed on front free endpaper; 'To Miss Sydenham with best wishes and kind regards - from Elodie L. Mijatovich. 19 Cambridge Square - W - 27th March 1901.'…

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    London.The Columbus Pringint, Publishing and Advertising Company. 1899. [v], vi, [1], 2-302pp. Original blue and red cloth, gilt. Octavo. Second edition. Spine rubbed at edges, a little faded and a touch bumped at head and heel; board corners a trifle rubbed; a few inoffensive water spots to upper board; spotting to endpapers and fore-edges, which are uncut as issued; two minor spots to verso of half-title and title; small newspaper cutting with short biography of the translator to front paste-down endpaper; else a very good copy. Presentation copy from the translator, inscribed on front free endpaper; 'To Miss Sydenham with best wishes and kind regards - from Elodie L. Mijatovich. 19 Cambridge Square - W - 27th March 1901.' Loosely inserted is her visiting card and a clipped signature of hers from another letter.

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  • SWAHILI TALES, as told by natives of Zanzibar. With an English Translation. by STEERE, Edward.
    STEERE, Edward.
    SWAHILI TALES, as told by natives of Zanzibar. With an English Translation.

    London: Bell & Daldy, 1870. Hardcover. No dust-wrapper. 503, [1], 16 [ad's] pages. Original red cloth, gilt. Octavo. First edition. Spine dulled; head of spine lightly worn; name stamp on endpaper; else a very good copy of a scarce book.

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  • TEUTONIC MYTHOLOGY By Jacob Grimm. Translated form the fourth edition with notes and appendix by James Steven Stallybrass. Vol. IV. by GRIMM, Jacob.
    GRIMM, Jacob.
    TEUTONIC MYTHOLOGY By Jacob Grimm. Translated form the fourth edition with notes and appendix by James Steven Stallybrass. Vol. IV.

    London, 1888. Hardcover. [2], iv, [2], 1277 – 1887 pages. Original brown cloth, gilt. Octavo. Bookplate of the Theosophical Society to front pastedown; remains of small label to spine; some light spotting on first blank; else a very good copy, though it is entirely unopened at the top edge throughout.

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  • THE LITTLE GOOD PEOPLE. Folk Tales of Ireland. With illustrations by Peter Fraser. by FOYLE, Kathleen.
    FOYLE, Kathleen.
    THE LITTLE GOOD PEOPLE. Folk Tales of Ireland. With illustrations by Peter Fraser.

    London. Frederick Warne & Co. Ltd, 1949. 164 pages. Illustrated with six full-page colour plates and many black & white line drawings within the text. Hardback in green pictorial cloth. Unclipped pictorial dust-wrapper. Octavo. First edition. A fine copy, without inscriptions, in a very good dust-wrapper.

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  • THE MIMIAMBS OF HERONDAS. Translated by Jack Lindsay, Decorated by Alan Odle, with a Foreword by Brian Penton. by LINDSAY, Jack, [Translator]
    LINDSAY, Jack, [Translator]
    THE MIMIAMBS OF HERONDAS. Translated by Jack Lindsay, Decorated by Alan Odle, with a Foreword by Brian Penton.

    London.Fanfrolico Press. No Date. [1925]. Not paged, but 36 leaves. Black & white illustrations and decorations throughout by Alan Odle. Original cloth-backed decorative brown and green floral boards. Edges untrimmed. Grey/black Slipcase. Limited Edition of 375. Some light browning to endpapers and edges. Slipcase distressed, worn to extremities, and with some loss. A handsome copy, but for the slipcase.

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  • (NAKHSHABI, Ziya' al Din.)
    THE TOOTI NAMEH, or Tales of a Parrot: in the Persian language, with an English translation.

    London: J. Debrett, 1801. (viii), (324) + 2pp ad's. Persian and English parallel text throughout except in prelim's. Original marbled boards expertly re-backed and re-cornered in calf gilt. Octavo. First English edition. Original endpapers repaired at joints when re-backed; some rubbing and wear to edge of marbled paper; Two small blank corners torn away from upper, outer margins; the occasional finger-mark and some browning here & there. A very good copy.Originally printed in Calcutta. This is a translation by Francis Gladwin of a seventeenth century abridgement by Muhammed Khudavand of Nakhshabi's collection of folk tales.

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  • TUSCAN FOLK-LORE AND SKETCHES Together with some other papers. Edited with a biographical note, by her brothers H, Orsmond Anderton and Basil Anderton. by ANDERTON, Isabella M.
    ANDERTON, Isabella M.
    TUSCAN FOLK-LORE AND SKETCHES Together with some other papers. Edited with a biographical note, by her brothers H, Orsmond Anderton and Basil Anderton.

    London: Arnold Fairbairns, 1905. Hardcover. No dust-wrapper. 271 pages. Frontispiece. Original pictorial cloth. 8vo. First edition. Binding soiled on the rear board; spine dulled; light spotting to endpapers; a very good working copy.

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