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TANGLEWOOD TALES (For Girls and Boys; Being A Second Wonder Book)

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TANGLEWOOD TALES (For Girls and Boys; Being A Second Wonder Book)

by Nathaniel Hawthorne

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Boston-New York: Houghton-Mifflin Co., 1892. TANGLEWOOD TALES (For Girls and Boys; Being A Second Wonder Book)- Nathaniel Hawthorne- Illustrated by George Wharton Edwards- Houghton-Mifflin Co.- Boston-New York, The Riverside Press, Cambridge- 1892 (on title page) (c1887 in this edition)- Hardcover:- 4to- VG++/ no jacket as issued- Original beveled blue cloth with gilt titles on spine and cover, pastedown of Theseus slaying the Minotaur in gilt and black.- head and tail of spine very lightly rubbed and lightly frayed, as are the extremities. Textblock and spine are tight and square, book is clean-gilt is bright- A lovely copy!- 190pp are clean, no writing, couple of nicks and shalow tears not affecting text or illustrations- all edges are gilt.- PO dedication on ffep- SEE MY PHOTOS- Includes The Wayside, The Minotaur, The Pygmies, The Dragon's Teeth, Circe's Palace, The Pomegranate Seeds and The Golden Fleece- 22 full page and many in text, head and tail illustrations by George Wharton Edwards in b&w- Fiction-juvenile-mythology-adventure-illustrated (3784) . Later Edition. Fine Binding. VG++/No Jacket as Issued. Illus. by George Wharton Edwards. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.


Tanglewood Tales for Boys and Girls , published in1853, is a book by American author Nathaniel Hawthorne, a sequel to A Wonder-Book for Girls and Boys. It is a re-writing of well-known Greek myths in a volume for children. The book includes the myths of: Theseus and the Minotaur (Chapter : "The Minotaur") Antaeus and the Pygmies (Chapter: "The Pygmies") Dragon's Teeth (Chapter: "The Dragon's Teeth") Circe's Palace (Chapter: "Circe's Palace") Proserpina, Ceres, Pluto, and the Pomegranate Seed (Chapter: "The Pomegranate Seed") Jason and the Golden Fleece (Chapter: "The Golden Fleece")

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TANGLEWOOD TALES (For Girls and Boys; Being A Second Wonder Book)
Nathaniel Hawthorne
George Wharton Edwards
Book Condition
Used - VG++
Jacket Condition
No Jacket as Issued
Later Edition
Houghton-Mifflin Co.
Place of Publication
Boston-New York
Date Published
4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall

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Fine Binding
An elaborate and decorative binding, example including a leather-bound book with gilt edges, raised blind stamps, raised ribs,...
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Beveled edges, or beveled boards, describe a technique of binding in which the edges of book boards have been cut into slanted...
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