New Delhi India, Sterling Publ., 1983 – Good hardcover/no dust jacket – 8vo/8.5″h – pictorial color cover – b&w ills – intro: folklore in India – preface: folklore in Andhra Pradesh – light exterior rubbing, edgewear; otherwise unmarked – select bibliography – 112pp. 39 folk tales from southern India. Availability: in stock in the U.S. 0-86578-023-4 Size: 8vo – over 7¾” – 9¾” tall
New Delhi India: Sterling Publ., 1979 – Second Edition – Good hardcover/ no dust jacket – 8vo/8.5″ tall – preface – b&w ills – wear at top of backstrip, glue speck on rear pastedown; otherwise clean, bright, unmarked – 127pp. 19 tales from Persian legends & lore. Availability: in stock in the U.S. 0-86578-036-6 Size: 8vo – over 7¾” – 9¾” tall
Madras: Tara Publishing, 1994 – First Edition – Very Good large format paperback – oblong 8″ tall by 11″ wide – full color pictorial cover and lavish full color illustrations throughout by Subha De – light foxing around exterior edges, light handling; otherwise bright, clean, unmarked – 29 pages. Adapted from a folk tale based on the film “Girija” by Madhyam, Bangalore. The tale brought to a village by three gypsy women, tells of a little girl called Mala and how she defeated the demon who swallowed the rain-seed, first as a male alter-ego, a little boy called Amal, and then as herself. Size: oblong
New Delhi India: Sterling Publ. Folk Tales of the World series, 1979 – Second Edition – Good hardcover/no dust jacket – 8vo/8.5″ tall – pictorial cover – b&w ills – intro – minor cover edge dents, edgewear; page edges beginning to tan, otherwise unmarked – 110pp. 31 traditional Nepalese folk tales. Availability: in stock in the U.S. Size: 8vo – over 7¾” – 9¾” tall
0-517-542315 First Edition – Very Good+ hardcover/Very Good dust jacket (in mylar) – NY: Crown Publ., 1980 – 9.75″ tall x 7″ – color plates by Yvonne Gilbert – b&w drawings by Jennifer Campbell – faint foxing beginning along top, o/w as new with no markings – dust jacket has minor upper edge wear with one small upper edge tear to rear panel – 142pp. Size: 8vo – over 7¾” – 9¾” tall
2nd Edition – Very Good hardcover/no dust jacket – New Delhi India, Sterling Publ. Folk Tales of the World series, 1980 – 12mo – intro – pictorial cover – b&w ills – wear to edge of spine – 112pp. Burma: 27 tra ditional stories in 2 groups: 1. from the Burmese Plains (Irrawaddy river delta); 2. from the Burmese Hills. Excellent intro. ISBN: 0-86578-033-1 Size: 12mo – over 6¾” – 7¾” tall
Rutland VT: Charles E. Tuttle Co., 1970 – Very Good+ hardcover/ Very Good+ dust jacket (in mylar) – 7.5″ tall – dark blue cloth, gilt-lettered at spine – bw frontis – 5 b/w illustrations – dust jacket corner clipped (price still present) – notes, index – 296 pages. First Tuttle edition of 1885 publication. A compendium of commentary on moon worship, superstitions, folklore and speculation down the ages. ISBN: 0-8048-0749-3 Size: 12mo – over 6¾” – 7¾” tall
New Delhi India: Sterling Publ., 1980 – 2nd Sterling edition – Very Good hardcover /no dust jacket, as issued – 8vo/8.5″ tall – color pictorial cover – bw text ills – light corner, edgewear, unmarked – 112 pages. Preface by author – 15 tales translated from Tibetan by the author. Tibet; folklore. ISBN: 0-86578-039-0 Availability: in stock, in the U.S. Size: 8vo – over 7¾” – 9¾” tall
First English Edition – Fair hardcover/ no dust jacket – NY: G. & C. & H. Carvill, 1830 – 7.25″ tall – leather covers with gilt lettered red title label on backstrip – front hinge cracked, leather peeling, backstrip separating at edges but attached; edges & end papers darkened – paper is bright with light foxing – translated from German by Charles Frederick William Jaeger – index – viii +276pp. Author (original name: Carl Philip Moritz or Karl Philipp Moutz) also wrote memoir translated into English (1965) by Reginald Nettel as Journey of a German in England in 1782. Size: 12mo – over 6¾” – 7¾” tall
Good+ hard cover/ no dust jacket – Boston MA: Ginn & Co., 1892 – 7″h x 5″ – pictorial tan paper covered boards with cloth backstrip – b&w ills by Richard Doyle – prev. owner’s name on front end paper, bookplate on front pastedown, edgewear, small fingermark stains on rear cover, light crumblike scattered stains on 4 pages, otherwise interior Very Good – ads plus 53pp. Juvenile fiction; fairy tale.
Very Good hardcover/near Very Good dust jacket – NY: Random House, 1937 – 10.75″h x 7.5″ – pictorial boards with gilt lettered backstrip – full page color ills & b&w text ills by Cyrus LeRoy Baldridge – endpapers & edges lightly foxed (interior text & ills Very Good+) – dust jacket rear & lower front edges frayed with tears, tiny edge chips; rear panel dampstained (almost invisible against heavily pictorial design) – 404pp. Picaresque tale of adventure in the style of the Arabian Nights, originally publ. in 1824.
Good+ hardcover/no dust jacket – Chicago & NY: Rand McNally, 1909 – 9.25″h x 6.75″ – green textured boards, gilt-lettered title with red decoration and paper pictorial label on front – lavish color ills on half-title page, frontis, title page & throughout text, including full plates and a double page, plus b&w ills, by Hope Dunlap – light shelfwear with rubbed corner, very small outer edge scuff; gift inscription, 1″ lower edge tear at inner margin of first 5 pages, margin smudges on 4 pages, otherwise interior Very Good – 121pp.
1st Edition/2nd printing – Very Good hardcover/no dust jacket – New Delhi India, Sterling Publ. Folk Tales of India series, 1974/1979 – 8vo/8.5″ tall – editor’s intro – preface by author – pictorial cover by Souren Roy – b&w ills – footnotes – 112pp. 26 traditional village & tribal stories from northeastern India. Formerly NEFA & parts of Assam. Availability: in stock in the U.S. 0-86578-026-9 Size: 8vo – over 7¾” – 9¾” tall
Bombay: Oxford Univ. Press, 1950/1962 – 6th impression – Very Good paperback – 7.25″ tall – color pictorial cover & b&w ills by Y.K. Shukla – light foxing, otherwise clean, bright, unmarked – 128pp. India folklore: stories taken from the Gujarati poet Samalbhat’s version of Sinhasan Batrishi, written originally in Sanskrit. The seven stories are centered on a golden throne which belonged to King Vikrama who ruled Malwa two thousand years ago. Availability: in stock in the U.S. Size: 12mo – over 6¾” – 7¾” tall