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DODS, Mary Diana, otherwise Walter Sholto Douglas. Tales of the Wild and the Wonderful.
London : 1867Expanded second edition of this scarce collection of historically important fairy and mythic tales by a significant writer of the Romantic period. This title was first published anonymously in 1825 and though previously attributed to George Borrow has been confidently tied to the Scottish writer, under their birth name of Mary Diana Dods (1790-1830),... Learn More£2,750.00
Stock Code: 145868
BURNE-JONES, Edward (illus.); MacLAREN, Archibald. The Fairy Family.
London : 1857First edition, in an attractive custom binding in notably bright condition. This work features Edward Burne-Jones's first book illustrations, done while still at Oxford and published anonymously at his own request. This copy appears to have been bound for the liberal politician and medieval scholar Allan Heywood Bright (1862-1941) with his and his brother's... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 142951
WILLIAMS-ELLIS, Amabel. Fairy Tales from the British Isles.
London & Glasgow : 1960First edition, first impression, signed by the illustrator on the half-title and with an impish correction of the title from "Fairy", which she crossed out, to "Mouse Tales". Baynes (1922-2008) had already worked with Williams-Ellis on her previous publication, The Arabian Nights (1957). She had also very successfully illustrated several of J. R. R.... Learn More£900.00
Stock Code: 138071
TIMLIN, William M. Untitled illustration for "The Building of a Fairy City".
Kimberley, South Africa, : 1939This magnificent signed illustration appears to be from Timlin's watercolor cycle The Building of a Fairy City, left unpublished upon his death in 1943. Timlin's "most significant expression of the world of fantasy, which formed a considerable part of his output, is to be found among his studies for The Building of a Fairy City, which flowed forth from... Learn More£20,000.00
Stock Code: 44516
LANG, Andrew (ed.) The Olive Fairy Book.
London : 1907First edition, first impression, a very nice copy of The Olive Fairy Book. The 11th of Lang's "Fairy Books", this work contains 29 fairy tales such as "The Green Knight", "The Satin Surgeon", and "The Silent Princess".
Though it is Andrew Lang's name which appears as the author of the fairy books, they were largely the result of the work of others,... Learn More£800.00
Stock Code: 121820
LANG, Andrew (ed.) The Olive Fairy Book.
New York : 1907First US edition, first printing, of the eleventh and penultimate of Lang's "Fairy Books". This work contains 29 fairy tales such as "The Green Knight", "The Satin Surgeon", and "The Silent Princess". The UK edition was published the same year.
Though it is Andrew Lang's name which appears as the author of the fairy books, they were largely the... Learn More£450.00
Stock Code: 132392
LANG, Andrew (ed.) The Blue Fairy Book.
London : 1889First edition, large paper copy, number 13 of 113 copies, the deluxe limited issue of the first in Lang's series of "coloured" fairy books, which continued through to The Lilac Fairy Book in 1910. Only four of the titles (Blue, Red, Green, and Yellow) from the series of 12 were issued in this deluxe format. The Blue Fairy Book was immediately successful,... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 132247
LANG, Andrew (ed.) The Grey Fairy Book.
London : 1900First edition, first impression, of the sixth instalment in Lang's Fairy Book series, with tales "deriving from many countries - Lithuania, various parts of Africa, Germany, France, Greece, and other regions of the world" (Lang's preface), many of them highly phantasmagorical and strange. Lang's preface contains the intriguing observation, "The stories,... Learn More£475.00
Stock Code: 127577
LANG, Andrew (ed.) The Orange Fairy Book.
London : 1906First edition, first impression, of the tenth of Andrew Lang's Fairy Books, gathering folk stories from Africa to Jutland, here a particularly fine copy preserving - most unusually - the original dust jacket, without restoration.
"The series became a landmark in the presentation of traditional tales, for it introduced children to selections of... Learn More£2,500.00
Stock Code: 143082
KEIGHTLEY, Thomas. The Fairy Mythology;
London : 1833Second edition, the first with Keightley's name on the title page, of this influential anthology of fairy tales and lore by the Irish writer Thomas Keightley (1789-1872).
The book was first issued, without Keightley's name on the title page, by William Harrison Ainsworth in 1828. This edition might in fact be termed the second issue of the first... Learn More£975.00
Stock Code: 147902
RACKHAM, Arthur. Complete deluxe limited editions set.
1905–51IRVING, Washington. Rip Van Winkle. London: William Heinemann, 1905
Quarto. Original vellum, titles to spine and front board gilt, pictorial image blocked in gilt to front cover, brown endpapers, top edge gilt, others untrimmed, cream ribbon ties. Housed in a custom green cloth slipcase. Colour frontispiece and 49 colour plates mounted on brown... Learn More£100,000.00
Stock Code: 144251
LANG, Andrew. Helen of Troy.
London : 1882First edition, in an exquisite Sangoski & Sutcliffe binding preserving the original cloth, of Lang's retelling in verse of the classical narrative of Helen of Troy.
The Scottish poet, author, and anthropologist Andrew Lang (1844-1912) is best-known as a collector of folk and fairy tales, and for being the author of the Fairy Book series. He... Learn More£500.00
Stock Code: 144513
RACKHAM, Arthur (illus.); STOPES, Marie, as Erica Fay. A Road to Fairyland.
London : 1926First edition, first impression. Signed by the author on the title page. Dr Marie Stopes (1880-1958), though best known today for her contributions to palaeontology, her pioneering work on birth control, and her manual Married Love (1918), was also a prolific writer of novels, poems and fairy stories. Learn More£750.00
Stock Code: 108358
NIELSEN, Kay (illus.); WILSON, Romer, ed. Red Magic.
London : 1930First edition, first impression - preceding the first US edition by a year - of the final work that Nielsen was to fully illustrate, in the very uncommon dust jacket. Red Magic is the last in a series of three collections of fairy tales arranged by Florence Wilson, using her pseudonym Romer Wilson. Learn More£2,250.00
Stock Code: 143244
COLERIDGE, Sara. Phantasmion.
London : 1874First named edition, second overall, with the publisher's ads dated August 1875, of the long fairy-tale Phantasmion, "one of the earliest novel-length fantasies separate from the Gothic tradition" (Sanders), and the first appearance of the work with the author's name printed on the title page: it was first published anonymously in 1837 in a run of just... Learn More£750.00
Stock Code: 144079
ANDERSEN, Hans Christian. Hans Andersen's Story Book:
New York : 1849First collected American edition. The volume contains 27 of Hans Andersen's stories translated into English by Mary Howitt and Charles Boner, including "The Snow Queen", "The Emperor's New Clothes" and "The Real Princess" (better known as "The Princess and the Pea"), and "The Red Shoes", together with a short biography of Andersen by Howitt.
Selections... Learn More£1,750.00
Stock Code: 144875
NIELSEN, Kay (illus.); ANDERSEN, Hans. Fairy Tales.
London : First trade edition, first impression, of one of the most beautiful editions of Andersen's fairy tales, work for which Nielsen had begun in 1912. "Though Dulac only indirectly used Art Nouveau, Kay Nielsen, the Danish artist, combined the bizarre side of the movement and its exquisite motifs, as used by Beardsley, with oriental influences in pattern... Learn More£1,400.00
Stock Code: 115524
POTTER, Beatrix. Sister Anne.
Philadelphia : 1932First edition, first issue. With the frontispiece incorrectly published opposite p. 7, rather than than title page. A Fairy Caravan offshoot, this is Potter's version of the tale of Bluebeard. It was withdrawn from The Fairy Caravan due to its length, and Potter now offered it to McKay as a story on its own. Due to her age and poor eyesight, Potter... Learn More£2,000.00
Stock Code: 109193