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MEDIEVAL FABLES
Written by Marie De France; Jeanette Beer. Illustrated by Jason Carter.
Stock no. 2123264
Published by Dragon's World; A.H. & A.W. Reed. 1st 1981. Nearly fine condition in a nearly fine dustwrapper.

Large format. Green boards, gilt titles. Translated by Beer. This special edition was published worldwide. Colour illustrations. ISBN: 0905895568. Wrapper is price-cut with faded spine.
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SELECTED FABLES
Written by Jean De La Fontaine; Eunice Clark. Illustrated by Alexander Calder.
Stock no. 1609314
Published by Dover Publications Inc.. 1st thus 1968. Almost very good condition.

Card wraps. With 48 illustrations. Translated by Eunice Clark. Covers wrinkled and unevenly faded; laminate is lifting in places. Contents clean and bright.
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TALES THE PEOPLE TELL IN RUSSIA
Written by Lee Wyndham. Illustrated by Andrew Antal.
Stock no. 1507117
Published by Julian Messner Inc.. 1st USA 1970. Slightly better than good condition.

Pictorial cloth covers with white and black titles. B/w illustrations. 95 pages. ISBN: 0671323261. Ex school library with stamps to endpapers and text block, library card holder stuck to rear pastedown. Barcode label to rear cover. Spine and corners bumped, covers grubby and foxed. Spine faded, tape residue towards base. Light foxing to endpapers, text pages very good.
Located at: Rose's Books, Hay-on-Wye

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THE PEASANT AND THE DONKEY
Written by H.M. Nahmad. Illustrated by William Papas.
Stock no. 1507115
Published by Oxford University Press. 1st 1967. Very good condition in a very good dustwrapper.

30 enchanting stories, fables and legends in this collection of tales from countries in the Near and Middle East. Green cloth, gilt title to spine. Colour plates and b/w text illustrations. 134 pages. A little wear to spine and corners. Light foxing to top edge of text block. Contents clean. Dustwrapper is edge worn, is slightly grubby and has a lightly browned spine.
Located at: Rose's Books, Hay-on-Wye

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TALES OF THE DERVISHES
Written by Idries Shah.
Stock no. 1507113
Published by Jonathan Cape. 1st 1967. Very good condition in a very good dustwrapper.

Teaching-stories of the Sufi Masters over the past thousand years. Selected from the Sufi classics, from oral tradition, from unpublished manuscripts and schools of Sufi teaching in many countries. Blue boards with gilt titles to spine. Red illustration to endpapers. 222 pages. Spine lightly bumped. A couple of light marks to front cover. Very light browning to endpapers. Dustwrapper is edge worn with a couple of small chips. Panels lightly scuffed.
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THE LION AND THE RAT
Written by Jean De La Fontaine; Brian Wildsmith. Illustrated by Brian Wildsmith.
Stock no. 1507092
Published by Oxford University Press. 1970. Slightly better than good condition in a slightly better than good dustwrapper.

A Fable retold by Wildsmith for younger children. Large format 11.25 x 8.5". Pictorial boards. Striking colour pictures. Wear to spine, corners and cover edges, minimal bumping. Tiny spot of surface paper damage to front cover. Grubby fingermarks to title page and page opposite. Light stain to edge of front endpaper and half-title page. Some fingering to contents. Dustwrapper is chipped at ends of spine and folds. Spine creased. Publisher's protective wrapper is creased on rear flap. Front flap is creased, slightly grubby and has small original price sticker.
Located at: Rose's Books, Hay-on-Wye

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ANNO'S AESOP
Written by Mitsumasa Anno. Illustrated by Mitsumasa Anno.
Stock no. 1507051
Published by Reinhardt Books. 1st 1990. Very good condition.

A Book of Fables by Aesop and Mr. Fox retold by Anno. Cream and white glazed pictorial boards. Colour illustrations. 63 pages. ISBN: 1871061245. A little bumping and wear to spine and corners. Large inscription in pen to front endpaper otherwise contents clean.
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PALACE IN BAGDAD - SEVEN TALES FROM ARABIA
Written by Jean Russell Larson. Illustrated by Marianne Yamaguchi.
Stock no. 1507042
Published by Charles Scribner's Sons. circa 1966. Very good condition in a slightly better than good dustwrapper.

Out of the exotic world of the Middle East come these seven tales of adventure, humor and mystery. Yellow pictorial boards with black titles.10.25 x 7.5". B/w Illustrations. 95 pages. Top of spine and lower corners bumped, some wear to spine and corners. Pencil inscription and other pencil writing to both endpapers. Light foxing to text block. Text pages very good. Dustwrapper is edge worn, with a couple of tears and small pieces of loss. Small hole torn near centre of spine, silver library binding label stuck below. 2.5" tear to base of front fold, small hole to rear fold. Also slightly grubby with label residue on front panel.
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EARTH CARE WORLD FOLKTALES TO TALK ABOUT
Written by Margaret Read Macdonald.
Stock no. 1507038
Published by Linnet Books. 1st 1999. Slightly better than good condition in a almost very good dustwrapper.

Forty-one tales, fables, poems, stories, and numerous proverbs from over thirty countries or ethnic groups. Grouped by concept, these tales touch upon both human and ecological themes. Green cloth boards with gilt titles to spine. 161 pages. ISBN: 0208024166. Ex-Library with stamps and labels to both sets of endpapers, stamps to text block. Text pages very good. A little bumping to spine and corners. Duswrapper is edge worn with library labels to base of spine.
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CAUCASIAN FOLK TALES
Written by Adolf Dirr; Lucy Menzies.
Stock no. 1506993
Published by J.M. Dent & Sons Ltd.. 1st 1925. Almost very good condition.

Brown cloth covers with black titles to spine. Small blind publisher's vignette to front cover. Selected and translated from the originals by Adolf Dirr, translated into English by Menzies. 306 pages. Spine bumped and a bit grubby and faded. Covers grubby with a few small marks. Small hole to paper covering front joint. Remains of possibly library ticket holder on front pastedown but no other evidence of being ex-library in book. Endpapers lightly browned. Foxing, mainly to prelims and text block. Text pages very good. Grubby mark to outside edge of text block.
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AESOP'S FABLES
Written by Aesop; V.S. Vernon Jones. Illustrated by Arthur Rackham.
Stock no. 1406453
Published by William Heinemann. 1st 1912. Almost very good condition.

Numerous memorable illustrations including 13 colour plates. Contains several self-caricatures of Rackham, including him in the guise of the 'new master' who gives the black boy a 'good scrubbing', and the man who catches a flea! Available in two separate trade editions, this is the green cloth binding with gilt titles and decorations. Green/white pictorial endpapers. 223 pages. 8 x 6". Introduction by G.K. Chesterton. New translation by Jones. Bumping and wear to spine and corners. Spine a little faded at top. Couple of hinges are cracked. Small bookseller's label to bottom of front pastedown. Browning to endpapers. Name and date to half title page. Foxing to contents. Some grubby marks to page edges. One plate has ragged edges. Other plates are in very good condition.
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MORE FABLES OF LA FONTAINE
Written by Jean De La Fontaine; Edward Marsh.
Stock no. 1506863
Published by William Heinemann Ltd.. 1st 1925. Almost very good condition in a slightly better than good dustwrapper.

Edition Limited to 165 copies, of which 150 are for sale. White spine with gilt title, pale blue paper boards. 48 fables. 88 pages. Edges uncut. Light bump to top of spine. Foxing and a few tiny marks to covers. Foxing, mainly to endpapers. Browning to half-title page and last text page. Contents otherwise clean. Copy no. 97 SIGNED by Marsh. Dustwrapper is edge worn, torn and chipped with a little loss. Panels grubby, spine browned.
Located at: Rose's Books, Hay-on-Wye

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