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American Folktales
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American Folktales

By Harris, John

Chicago: Geary Press, 1987. Limited Edition. Softcover. Fine. Ralph Creasman. Signed by Author. Inscribed warmly by the publisher, Pam Beck, at the first free endpaper, to Nolan and Richard. A lovely small collection of American Folktales inspired by the author's reading of Italo Calvino's volume of Italian folktales. Published previously in __The Atlantic__, the author had his work read by Pam Beck, the publisher here, who proposed publication as a Limited Edition. The author says of his stories that they comprise "a smiling homage to a much-loved master, and Pam Beck and I would like to dedicate this book to the memory of Italo Calvino." Signed at the Colophon by both John Harris, the author, and Ralph Creasman, and that notes that the book was printed on Vandercook 219AB at the Turtle Press, Evanston, Illinois. Text paper is Arches, and the illustrated card stock covers are in French Speckletone. Illustrations were cut in linoleum and printed from the artist's blocks. The type is Ludlow Goudy and Goudy catalog. This is the inaugural product from the Geary Press, and it's dedicated to Elwood and Wava Geary, the publisher's parents. Additional postage may be required for oversize or especially heavy volumes, and for sets.

$28.00

Tanglewood Tales For Girls and Boys, being a Second Wonder Book

By Hawthorne, Nathaniel

Boston, Massachusetts: Houghton Mifflin, 1887. Hardcover. Good. George Wharton Edwards. Sturdy, attractive, tightly bound, internally clean hardcover copy, with unbruised tips, neat and tidy paste-downs; not ex-library, with neither highlighting nor underlining. Bumping to and scuffing of spine head and foot, featuring beveled edges, lovely illustration to front cover, gilt lettering and illustration to cover and spine. Lettering to spine still sharp and distinct. Illustrations throughout, including at frontis, protected by fully intact tissue guard. Lovely contribution to the Riverside Literature Series of Tanglewood Tales for Girls and Boys by the famous American author, a collection of myths and legends, and with gilt edges all around. Additional postage may be required for oversize or especially heavy volumes, and for sets.

$29.00

Italian Popular Tales
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Italian Popular Tales

By Crane, Thomas Frederick

Boston: Houghton, Mifflin and Company, 1885. First Edition. Hardcover. Good. A perfectly serviceable reference copy; nothing fancy, but complete and sturdy. Cracking to front paste-down. Published in First Edition state by Houghton, Mifflin & Co., 1885, an octavo format, blue cloth-covered hardcover. 386 pp. Cloth frayed at spine head and foot, light bruising to and scuffing of tips. Volume contains scholarly apparatus in the form of, e.g., notes, index, and bibliography. xxxiv + 386 pp., followed by an additional bibliography of works devoted to Italy. Penciled notations at rear endpapers, previous owner's inscription, neatly rendered, else clean and unmarked. Additional postage may be required for oversize or especially heavy volumes, and for sets.

$28.00

Sermonettes from Mother Goose for Big Folks
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Sermonettes from Mother Goose for Big Folks

By Harley, Fanny M.

Chicago: F.M. Harley Publishing Company, 1895. First Edition. Hardcover. Good. Sturdy, attractive, tightly bound, internally clean hardcover copy, with neat and tidy paste-downs. Some pencil underlining present. Cloth bound. Sunning and discoloration on front and back covers, along with discoloration and foxing to pastedowns and pages. One small tear near spine on lower back cover as well. Illustration of Mother Goose on front cover. 179 pp. Additional postage may be required for oversize or especially heavy volumes, and for sets.

$24.00

Touching the Fire: Buffalo Dancers, the Sky Bundle, and Other Tales

By Welsch, Roger

New York: Villard, 1992. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. Stated First Edition, a clean, tight copy with no markings in the text and minimal wear to the boards. A good, general, accessible social history of the Native American. Additional postage may be required for oversize or especially heavy volumes, and for sets.

$4.80