Myths, Legends & Fantasy from Capricorn Books

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TOO BAD GALAHAD.

by Cohen, Matt.

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Capricorn Books
Published
1972
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Very Good
Edition
First, Limited Edition.
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Toronto: Coach House Press, 1972. Unpaginated, oblong (7" H x 8 1/4" D). Plain yellow/orange card covers with decorated dust jacket. Printed on buff-coloured stockwith illustrations in black/red/buff. From the first edition of 1000 copies. "Galahad found the Holy Grail and saved the order. He died clutching it. In that last moment of consciousness he realised he had lived… Read more
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image of A STORY AS SHARP AS A KNIFE:  THE CLASSICAL HAIDA MYTHTELLERS AND THEIR WORLD.

A STORY AS SHARP AS A KNIFE: THE CLASSICAL HAIDA MYTHTELLERS AND THEIR WORLD.

by Bringhurst, Robert.

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Capricorn Books
Published
2000
Condition
Very Good
ISBN
9781550547955
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NZ$25.44

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Vancouver: Douglas & McIntyre, 2000. 527 pp, 9" H. B&w illustrations. "Native American oral literature has often been presented, wrongly, as a sea of anonymous folktales. Here instead are the works of unforgettable individuals: the blind poet Ghandl, the crippled master myth-spinner Skaay, the cagey old historian Kilxhawgins, and other Haida authors who speak with crystal clarity… Read more
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TYLTYL. BEING THE STORY OF MAURICE MAETERLINCK'S PLAY, "THE BETROTHAL", TOLD FOR CHILDREN. (SEQUEL TO "THE BLUE BIRD".)

by Teixeira de Mattos, Alexander. (Maurice Maeterlinck.)

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Capricorn Books
Published
1920
Condition
Very Good
Edition
First American Edition
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NZ$72.69

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New York: Dodd, Mead, 1920. 159 pp, 10 3/8" H. Dark blue cloth with gilt lettering on spine and front board, medium blue band and circular pictorial pastedown on front board. Pictorial endpapers, 8 tipped in colour plates with tissue guards bearing captions (including frontispiece) - all present, all clean and bright, without tears or creases. Contents: The… Read more
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THISTLEDOWN: A BOOK OF SCOTCH HUMOUR, CHARACTER, FOLK-LORE, STORY & ANECDOTE.

by Ford, Robert.

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Toronto: Bell & Cockburn 463 pp, 8 1/4" H. No date, c1913. Medium brown cloth with gilt lettering on spine, gilt lettering & decoration on front board, top edge gilt, other edges untrimmed. 16 illustrations - 8 tissue-covered tipped in colour plates on heavy stock with captions plus 8 b&w plates - all present. Chapter headings:… Read more
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LES PLUS BELLES FABLES DE LA FONTAINE.

by La Fontaine. (Jean de La Fontaine.)

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Good
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Paris: Librairies-Imprimeries Reunies / L. Martinet 30 pp, 12 1/2" H. No date. From the Bibliotheque de la Jeunesse et de l'Enfance series. Dark green cloth spine, paper-covered boards - rear board with green, yellow and white vertical stripes, front board with title in white letters and gilt bordered colour illustration on green background. **French Text.** … Read more
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THE ONLY TRUE MOTHER GOOSE MELODIES. AN EXACT REPRODUCTION OF THE TEXT AND ILLUSTRATIONS OF THE ORIGINAL EDITION PUBLISHED AND COPYRIGHTED IN BOSTON IN THE YEAR 1833 BY MUNROE & FRANCIS.

by (Mother Goose). Introduction by Rev. Edward Everett Hale. Edited by Harriet Blackstone C. Butler.

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Capricorn Books
Published
1905
Condition
Very Good
Edition
Facsimile Edition.
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NZ$145.38

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Boston: Lothrop, Lee & Shepard, 1905. xii, 100 pp, 24mo (5 3/4" H). Yellow paper-covered boards, reproducing the illustration from the original 1833 edition (as does the dust jacket), cream-coloured cloth spine. B&w illustrations, black borders to pages. Signed "Harriet Blackstone C. Butler" at the bottom of the Introduction and with a quotation in the same hand on the… Read more
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THE GATEWAY TO CHAUCER. STORIES TOLD BY EMILY UNDERDOWN, FROM THE "CANTERBURY TALES" OF GEOFFREY CHAUCER.

by Underdown, Emily. (Geoffrey Chaucer.)

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Good
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London: Thomas Nelson & Sons 269 pp, 9 1/4" H. No date. Green cloth with gilt lettering and elaborate gilt decoration on spine and front board, top edge gilt. Decorated endpapers, tissue-covered colour frontispiece from a painting by Ford Madox Brown plus 15 colour plates and numerous marginal drawings by Anne Anderson (16 colour plates in total -… Read more
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THE LEGEND OF THE PALM TREE.

by Duarte, Margarida Estrela Bandeira.

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Published
1940
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Good+
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New York: Grosset & Dunlap, 1940. Unpaginated, 12 1/2" H. Beaufifully illustrated in colour. When drought strikes a Brazilian native family, they trek to find a new home. Along the way, they encounter Carnauba, a woman turned into a palm tree by the Moon. She instructs the young boy in how to obtain food, drink, shelter, medicine and clothing… Read more
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THE SUN'S BABIES.

by Howes, Edith.

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Capricorn Books
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Very Good-
Edition
Reprint.
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London: Cassell 154 pp, 7 1/2" H. No date, but probably c1940 with the 'wartime' paper of that era. Medium green boards with black lettering on spine and front board, dust jacket with pastedown illustration. 4 colour plates (including frontispiece) - all present. A charming collection of stories and poems by the New Zealand author and educator, mixing… Read more
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RIP VAN WINKLE AND THE LEGEND OF SLEEPY HOLLOW.

by Irving, Washington. Introduction and notes by Blanche E. Weekes.

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Published
1928
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Good-
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Philadelphia: John C. Winston, 1928. 106 pp, 8 1/4" H. Blue cloth with dark blue lettering on spine and front board, dark blue & orange decoration on front board. Pictorial endpapers, color frontispiece and 13 b&w illustrations (all present). Two of Washington Irving's most beloved stories, complete with an introduction and a glossary explaining some of the names, words… Read more
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(London): Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown / and T. Boys , 1820. x, lxxiv, 240 pp, 16mo (6 1/2" H). Full green textured leather with darker green stamped borders on front/rear boards. Spine has elaborate blind stamped decoration, gilt banding & date, brown leather title label with gilt lettering. All edges red. Plain brown endpapers, b&w vignette… Read more
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THE MANITOUS: THE SPIRITUAL WORLD OF THE OJIBWAY.

by Johnston, Basil.

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Capricorn Books
Published
1995
Condition
Very Good-
ISBN
9781550139921
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Toronto: Key Porter, 1995. 247 pp, 8" H. B&w illustrations. "A definitive collection of the legends and spiritual teachings of the Ojibway people, taken from the oral tradition and recorded here by the world's leading native expert, 'The Manitous' is a journey to the core of the Ojibway heritage, told through the stories of warriors, lovers, thieves, and… Read more
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INTO THE GREEN.

by de Lint, Charles. (Delint.)

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Capricorn Books
Published
1993
Condition
Very Good-
Edition
First Edition
ISBN
9780312080877
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New York: TOR, 1993. 254 pp, 8 1/2" H.. "The harp was a gift from Jacky Lantern's fey kin, as was the music Angharad pulled from its strings. She used it in her journeys through the kingdoms of the Green Isles, to wake the Summerblood where it lay sleeping in folk who had never known they were witches. This… Read more
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GERMAN FAIRY TALES. NEW SERIES.

by Andersen, Hans Christian.

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Published
1871
Condition
Fair
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New York: Leavitt & Allen, 1871. 380 pp + 4 pp publisher's advertisements, 7 13/16" H. Purple cloth with gilt & black decoration on spine and front board, blind stamp on rear board, blue endpapers. 6 b&w plates, including tissue-covered frontispiece. The publisher has taken liberties in titling these works of the beloved Danish author "German Fairy… Read more
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THE GREAT STORIES OF THE GREEKS.

by Hyde, Lilian Stoughton.

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Capricorn Books
Published
1904
Condition
Good+
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Boston: Small, Maynard, 1904. 233 pp, 7 7/8" H. Red cloth with gilt lettering on spine, gilt lettering/decoration on front board. B&w plates. "In the preparation of this book, the aim has been to present in a manner suited to young readers the Greek myths that have been world favorites through the centuries, and that have in… Read more
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FROM SAINT NICHOLAS TO SANTA CLAUS.

by Jones, E. Willis.

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Capricorn Books
Published
1952
Condition
Good
Edition
Limited Edition
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Chicago: George And Lena Arents / Printed By Philip Reed , 1952. 11 pp, 9 3/4" H. Red card with pale yellow cord binding, title label pasted on front cover. Title page continues: "with best wishes for a very merry Christmas and a happy New Year Mr. & Mrs. George Arents 1952". Printed in a limited edition… Read more
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THE FOX AT THE MANGER.

by Travers, P.L. (Pamela Lyndon Travers.)

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Capricorn Books
Published
1962
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Very Good
Edition
First Edition
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New York: W.W. Norton, 1962. 75 pp, 7 3/4" H. By the author of the Mary Poppins books. Monotone illustrations throughout. Three small boys are taken to St. Paul's Cathedral for a Chistmas Eve service shortly after the end of World War II. They have been told to each bring a toy they no longer want… Read more
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AGAINST THE GRAIN & OTHER STORIES.

by Kennedy, C. Fairn.

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Published
1979
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Very Good
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Toronto: Second Story Graphics, 1979. 96 pp, 7 3/8" H. B&w drawings. A group of short stories on the themes of elves, stars, eagles, insects, princesses, etc. The author was born on Cape Breton, Nova Scotia. Contents: Against the Grain; Thane and the Sheepdogs; A Dream of the Insect; The Boy and the Eagle; The Old… Read more
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BEWICK'S SELECT FABLES OF AESOP. TOGETHER WITH THE LIFE OF AESOP BY OLIVER GOLDSMITH.

by [Aesop]. With Oliver Goldsmith.

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Capricorn Books
Published
1932
Condition
Good
Edition
Limited Edition
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New York: Cheshire House, 1932. ix, 138 pp + limitation page, 8 3/4" H. Blue cloth with dark blue paper title labels on spine and front board. No. 21 of an edition of 1200 copies. 68 fables, each with a reproduction of a b&w engraving by Thomas Bewick (1753-1828) at top of page, followed by a short… Read more
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TANGLEWOOD TALES.

by Hawthorne, Nathaniel. Introduction by Alastair Kennedy.

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London: Collins Clear-Type Press 313 pp , 16mo (6 1/8" H), thin burgundy leather over card covers/spine - gold lettering and decoration on spine, top edge gilt - in slipcase. Burgundy endpapers, sepiatone plates, including frontispiece, additional small b&w illustrations, decorated title page. Hawthorne's retelling of Greek myths for children. Contents: Introduction; Foreword; The Minotaur; The Pygmies; The Dragon's… Read more
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