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    SOONIE AND THE DRAGON by Murphy, Shirley Rousseau, Illustrated by Susan Vaeth

    NY: Atheneum, 1979 Hard Cover. FINE in a FINE Dustjacket. First Edition. 84 pages, cloth. This is NOT the book club edition. A young woman orphaned by the death of her aunt sets off to seek her fortune & finds it by rescuing 3 different princesses stolen by a dragon..


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    PETER AND THE TWELVE-HEADED DRAGON. by Reesink, Maryke

    NY: HB&W, 1970. Illus by Adrie Hospes. FIRST AMERICAN EDITION. 32 pgs, boards. The king is imprisoned in the dungeon by a 12-headed dragon & a small boy w/an increasing legion of animals sets out to rescue him. Illus in color by Dutch artist. FINE in NEAR FINE dustjacket..


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    ERIC CARLE'S DRAGONS DRAGONS & Other Creatures That Never Were by Carle, Eric, Illustrated by Eric Carle

    NY: Philomel Books, 1991 Hard Cover. FINE in a Near Fine dustjacket. FIRST EDITION, first printing..


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    DOMINIQUE AND THE DRAGON by Tamchina, Jurgen

    NY Harcourt, Brace & World 1969. Hard Cover. NEAR FINE in a Near Fine dustjacket. FIRST AMERICAN EDITION. Illustrated by Heidrun Petrides. Medal for the Children's Spring Festival Honor Book afixed to dustjacket. .


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    HISTORIAE NATURALIS DE QUADRUPEDIBUS. [bound with] DE PISCIBUS ET CETIS. [bound with] DE EXANGUIBUS AQUATICIS. [bound with] DE AVIBUS. [bound with] DE INSECTIS. [bound with] DE SERPENTIBUS by JONSTON, Johannes

    Amsterdam: J. J. Schipper, 1657 & 1665. Second Edition. Hardcover. A book that usually suffered from much use, this copy is certainly above the average normally encountered. One plate bound upside down; small tape stains on a handful of plates; one plate with a neatly repaired tear; another plate with slight loss of image. Generally clean and crisp, handsomely bound. Near Fine. Folio (9-1/2" x 15") masterfully bound in recent full vellum lettered in brown on the spine with new endpapers. Six parts in one, four with an engraved title page and two with woodcut title vignettes: DE QUADRUPEDIBUS (1657), [3]-6, [2], 163, [1] pages; DE PISCIBUS ET CETIS (1657), [1]-5, [3], 160 pages; DE EXANGUIBUS AQUATICIS (1665), 58, [2] pages; DE AVIBUS (1657), [12], 160 pages; DE INSECTIS (1657), [8], 147, [1] pages; DE SERPENTIBUS (1665), 37, [1] pages. Jonston's complete and comprehensive compilation of the animal kingdom lavishly illustrated with hundreds of engraved figures, many fanciful or imaginary, many the work of the great German artist Matthew Merian. This copy with 243 of 250 plates (249 called for), most with several figures each, including 79 of 80 in the Quadrupedibus section (lacking plate 49); 48 of 47 in the Piscibus et cetis section (includes one plate not recorded in Nissen: plate 48 with images of a narwhal, containing details of its skull and horn); 19 of 20 in the Exanguibus aquaticis section (lacking plate 3); 57 of 62 in the Avibus section (lacking plates 11, 13, 29, 30, and 34); 28 of 28 in the Insectis section; and 12 of 12 in the Serpentibus et Draconibus section. Anker 235; Graesse III, 477; Nissen ZBI 2131, 2133, 2134; 2132, and 2135; Wood, page 409. An important and wonderfully illustrated work on natural history with great influence well into the 18th century. Jonston was a physician of Scottish decent, born on the Continent, where he spent the better part of his life. Jonston practiced other occupations in addition to being a physician, and in 1650 he published the first version of his zoology. Jonston is now seen chiefly as a "learned compiler" and his sources for the present work were wide ranging, but probably the main influence was Ulisse Aldrovandi (1522-1605). In addition to the technical merits of this book, Jonston also had a good imagination, as some of the creatures illustrated never existed: hippos with strange features, dragons, unicorns, griffons, and animals with human faces.


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    THE DRAC French Tales of Dragons and Demons by Holman, Felice and Valen Nanine, Illustrated by Stephen Walker

    New York: Scribners, 1975 Hard Cover. Fine in a Fine dustjacket. First Edition, first Printing. Five different tales of dragons and demons, illustrated with black and white drawings..


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    THE FOUR CLEVER BROTHERS by Brothers Grimm, Illustrated by Felix Hoffmann

    NY: HB&W, 1966 Hard Cover. FIRST AMERICAN EDITION. VERY GOOD+ in rubbed dustjacket. 32 pages, boards. Story of four poor sons who each learn a special trade & rescue their Princess from an enormous dragon. Distinguished color illustrations by this noted Swiss artist. Edges show wear. .


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    Fantastic Bestiary: beasts and monsters in myth and folklore by Lehner

    1969. Fantastic Bestiary: beasts and monsters in myth and folklore by Ernest and Johanna Lehner, Tudor Pub, cloth, dj, '69, 192pp, 317 rare and unusual illustrations from medieval manuscripts and early printed books of the dragon, the unicorn, the gorgon, the sphinx, and other fabulous beasts.


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    The Dragon Wore Pink by Hope, Christopher

    NY: Atheneum, 1985 . First American Edition. Hard Cover. Fine/Near Fine Dustjacket. Illus. by Angela Barrett.


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