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Tiger By the Tail: A Marionette Play
1 Tiger By the Tail: A Marionette Play

Rochester, NY Rochester Folk Art Guild Soft Cover Very Good+ 
Clean green wraps, string bound, with brown frog prince illustration and brown lettering on cover. No chipping or creasing, very slight wear to edges. Pages are clean and bright, with no names, writing or marks. Unpaginated. A children's marionette play dramatized from an old Chinese tale and silk-screened by the Rochester Folk Art Guild, with color cut-out figures (all bright and intact) bound in. 7" x 9-1/2". Play. 016652

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The Iron Wolf and Other Stories, Adams, Richard
2 The Iron Wolf and Other Stories
Adams, Richard
London Allen Lane/Penguin 1980 071391341X / 9780713913415 First Cloth Bds Near Fine Near Fine Jacket 
First Edition. Very clean brown cloth boards with no bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 142 pgs. Clean bright dustjacket is unchipped, no tears, not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. Fiction. 001127

Price: 10.00 USD
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Aesop and His Fables (Little Folk's Library Second Series), Bryce, Catherine T. And Edna Turpin
3 Aesop and His Fables (Little Folk's Library Second Series)
Bryce, Catherine T. And Edna Turpin
New York/Chicago Newson & Co. 1928 First Soft Cover Very Good+ No Dustjacket Jacket Walter Crane and Other Artists 
Clean color illustrated softcover book with stapled binding. Small faint name at top edge of front cover. 48 pgs. with color illustrations. No writing, marks or tears. 4-1/2 x 5-3/4". 011443

Price: 25.00 USD
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The Pastor's Cat and Other People, Dailey, Edward Vincent
4 The Pastor's Cat and Other People
Dailey, Edward Vincent
Milwaukee, Wisconsin Bruce Publishing Company 1955 First Hardcover Good Very Good+ Jacket Edward F. Johnson and "Shep" 
First Edition in unclipped original dust jacket. Red cloth boards with black cat illustration on cover is unworn, has slight soiling to front board fore-edge. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Slight foxing to endpapers - no names, writing or bookplates. All text pages clean and bright with delightful illustrations by Edward F. Johnson, with cat sketches by "Shep". 146 pages. Clean dust jacket is not price clipped (2.75 on front inside flap), has one small faint spot (size of a pea), one 1" closed edge tear. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Twenty-one stories by Monsignor Edward Vincent Dailey - an enchanting cross-section of humanity, including chronic drifters, the poverty-stricken, cagey cadgers, and always and everywhere the ordinary folk who somehow proved to be the most interesting of all. In the lives of all these people he found one thing in common -- God's never failing grace. 026401

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Lost Rights - The Misadventures of a Stolen American Relic, David, Howard
5 Lost Rights - The Misadventures of a Stolen American Relic
David, Howard
New York Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2009 0618826076 / 9780618826070 First Hardcover Fine Fine Jacket 
First Edition, First Printing. Clean mustard yellow boards with deep orange spine, gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 344 pages. Clean dustjacket is unchipped, no tears, not price clipped (26.00 on front inside flap). True Crime - The epic story of a stolen American Document, one of the fourteen original copies of the Bill of Rights. Lost Rights follows that document's passage over the course of 138 years , from the Indiana businessman who purcheses the looted parchment for five dollars, to a folk art expert who stows the iconic document under his bed, to a little-known historian who divines the parchment's most important secret from a feded, barely legible notation. The journey ends with a dramatic FBI sting after the document was put up for sale for five million dollars. 022037

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6 Things Chinese and Their Stories
Feibao, Du and Hong Su
Beijing China Travel & Tourism Press 1994 7-5032-1016-8 / 9787503210167 First Soft Cover Near Fine 
Very clean glossy soft-cover book with self-flaps. No chipping, curling or creasing. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean and bright. No names, writing or marks. 242 pgs. Illustrated with photographs and drawings. An informative book about all the things of China, from food and drink to collectibles, including ceramics and ancient relics; architecture, folk-arts, paintings and more. 5-1/4" x 7-1/4". China. 014932

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Song of the Arab: The Religious Ceremonies, Shrines and Folk Music of the Holy Land Christian Arab, Foley, Rolla
7 Song of the Arab: The Religious Ceremonies, Shrines and Folk Music of the Holy Land Christian Arab
Foley, Rolla
New York MacMillan 1953 First Hard Cover Near FIne Very Good Jacket 
Very clean brown cloth boards with gold illustration on cover, gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean. Clean endpapers illustrated with maps (old city of Jerusalem and Holy Land). 170 pgs. with bibliography. Dustjacket has corner clips to inside front flap (price still intact), small chip at base of spine, two closed edge tears, some spine fading. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. 8vo. Middle East. 013133

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Charlie the Mole and Other Droll Souls, Jacobs, Howard
8 Charlie the Mole and Other Droll Souls
Jacobs, Howard
Gretna, LA Pelican Pub Co Inc 1973 0882890018 / 9780882890012 First Hardcover Very Good Very Good+ Jacket Eldon Pletcher, Illustrator Signed
First Edition, signed by author, in original dustjacket. Clean bright orange cloth boards with black lettering on cover and spine. Tiny bump with light wear at top board edge; very light bumping at top and bottom spine edge. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages are clean, with slight dust-speckling to outside page edges. Light yellowing to endpapers. Inscribed and signed by author on front free endpaper: "To James S. Augustes, Regards, Howard Jacobs 5-2-74. 152 pgs. with illustrations by Eldon Pletcher. Dustjacket is not price clipped, unchipped, with faint soiling to rear panel, a few short closed edge tears. Author's photo on rear panel. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. A bizarre cast of authentic New Orleans characters presented in a fascinating collection of folk heros. 018283

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Carolina Folk Comedies, Koch, Frederick H.
9 Carolina Folk Comedies
Koch, Frederick H.
New York Samuel French 1931 First Hardcover Near Fine Very Good+ Jacket Signed
First Edition, first printin,g, SIGNED by author, in original unclipped jacket. Very clean, unfaded red ribbed cloth boards with bright gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with red top-stained upper page edges. No names, writing or marks. Very slight browning to endpapers. Inscribed and signed by author on front free endpaper: "To Harold Helvenston with happy remembrance - Frederick H. Koch - Christmas 1931." Introduction by the author and a Foreword by Archibald Henderson. Illustrated from photographs of the original productions of the plays. 311 pages with Appendix. Clean dust jacket with price intact (2.50 on front inside flap), slight fading to background red on spine, hint of edge wear. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 023381

Price: 50.00 USD
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The International Wine and Food Society's Guide to the Wines of Germany, Meinhard, Heinrich
10 The International Wine and Food Society's Guide to the Wines of Germany
Meinhard, Heinrich
New York Stein And Day 1976 0812819438 / 9780812819434 First Hardcover Near Fine Very Good Jacket 
First edition in unclipped dust jacket. Very clean orange boards with maroon cloth spine, gold lettering on spine. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages and edges are clean with clean endpapers - no names, writing or marks. 276 pages with index. Clean dust jacket has light rubbing, short closed edge tears, slight edge wear, not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Historicaloutline of German wine production, different kinds of grapes cultivated by the Germans and the wines produced from them. Much of the book is devoted to the various vineyard regions in this most northerly wine-producing country. Author writes with knowledge and affection of the character of the landscape, the buildings of historical interest, and the folk customs still observed, so that his book is as much a companion to the traveler as a guide to the wine lover. 026770

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Willie: An Autobiography, Nelson, Willie; Bud Shrake
11 Willie: An Autobiography
Nelson, Willie; Bud Shrake
New York Simon & Schuster 1988 0671642650 / 9780671642655 First Hardcover Fine Fine Jacket 
Fine First Edition, First Printing in clean unclipped dust jacket. Clean blue boards with red cloth spine, bright gold lettering on spine. No fading, bumping or wear. As new condition. Pages and edges are clean, with clean blue endpapers - no names, writing or marks. Illustrated with black and white photographs. 334 pages with index. Clean bright dust jacket is unchipped, no tears, no wear, not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Willie is an authentic folk hero of our times, the nearest thing we have to the poet laureate of the heart and the Heartland. Here is his story of hardship, love, courage, friendship, and wisdom, told as only Willie Nelson could tell it, with earthy frankness, deep warmth, outrageous humor, and all the gifts of a born storyteller. 026774

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Cumner's Son - And Other South Sea Folk, Parker, Gilbert
12 Cumner's Son - And Other South Sea Folk
Parker, Gilbert
Toronto The Copp, Clark Company, Ltd. 1910 First Hardcover Good+ no dust jacket 
Unusual binding for this title, clean decorated biding - light green cloth boards with stamped gold lettering, black botanical decoration on cover and spine. Pinhead size spot of wear to one corner tip. Binding is tight and square, front hinge repair done at some time in past. Frontispiece illustration (black and white). 317 pages. 026430

Price: 15.00 USD
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Cumner's Son and Other South Sea Folk, Parker, Gilbert
13 Cumner's Son and Other South Sea Folk
Parker, Gilbert
New York/London Harper & Brothers 1910 First Hard Cover Very Good+ No Dustjacket Jacket 
Signed decorated binding (BS - Bertha Stuart). Red cloth boards with decorated cover, bright unchipped gilt lettering on cover and spine. No fraying, bumping or wear. Mere hint of fading to spine, boards are clean and bright with a few very tiny faint spots. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. No names or bookplates. 317 pgs. Very nice clean solid book. 010029

Price: 25.00 USD
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Black April, Peterkin, Julia
14 Black April
Peterkin, Julia
New York Grosset & Dunlap 1927 Reprint Hardcover Very Good+ Good Jacket 
Grosset & Dunlap "Novels of Distinction" edition, with superior binding, paper and cloth. Clean black cloth boards with brown lettering and blind-stamped title box on cover, brown lettering on spine. No fraying or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking; pages and edges are clean, with clean red top-stained upper page edges. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 316 pages. Dustjacket is quite clean but has some creasing, closed edge tears, very shallow chipping at top and bottom spine edges (1/8"). Complete list of "Novels of Distinction" listed on front and rear inside flaps, short bio and photo of author on rear panel. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Author's first novel, she later won the Pulitzer Prize for "Scarlet Sister Mary" (1929). Set on Blue Brook Plantation in the remote South Carolina lowlands, there is not a white character in the book. Black April, the giant foreman of the plantation, dominates the lives of all the other black folk -- and around him and his loves and his battles and his children, acknowledged and unacknowledged, the realistic and pwerful story of blending lusts and passions and religious fervor and superstition is told. 021369

Price: 30.00 USD
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The Poems, Prose and Plays of Alexander Pushkin, Pushkin, Alexander (Avrahm Yarmolinsky, Editor)
15 The Poems, Prose and Plays of Alexander Pushkin
Pushkin, Alexander (Avrahm Yarmolinsky, Editor)
New York Modern Library 1964 Second Modern Library edition Hardcover Near Fine Very Good Jacket 
Clean hardcover Modern Library Giant No. G62 in unclipped dust jacket. Toledano binding no. G7. Unfaded dark blue cloth boards with purple "ml" logo on cover, bright silver lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound. Pages and edges are clean, with clean blank endpapers - no names, writing or marks. 896 pages. Clean dust jacket is not price clipped (3.95 on front inside flap), has very light rubbing and edge wear, shallow chipping at top spine edge, slight fading to red lettering on spine. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Includes Eugene Onegin, Boris Godunov, The Captain's Daughter, Lyrics, Ballads, Dramatic Writings and Folk Tales. 027296

Price: 15.00 USD
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Pepper & Salt, Or Seasoning for Young Folk, Pyle, Howard
16 Pepper & Salt, Or Seasoning for Young Folk
Pyle, Howard
New York Harper and Brothers 1913 Later printing Hardcover Very Good No Dust jacket 
Later printing (1913) - yellow-beige cloth boards with red decoration, black lettering on cover and spine. Very slight soiling. Tiny spot of wear to one lower corner tip. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean and bright, with illustrated endpapers. which are clean except for small previous owner name neatly penned at top edge of front free endpaper; small previous owner label on back of front free endpaper. 109 pages with illustrations and decorations by Howard Pyle. 022856

Price: 30.00 USD
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Myths of the Rhine, Saintine, X. B.
17 Myths of the Rhine
Saintine, X. B.
New York Scribner, Armstrong and Company 1875 First Hardcover Very Good+ no dust jacket Gustave Dore, Illustrator 
First Edition, decorated American binding - Clean dark green silk cloth boards with gold and black lettering and grapevines on cover, gold lettering, grapevines and fox on spine. Smooth, dark green endpapers - no names, writing or bookplates; very small embossed previous owner name near top edge of title page. Some wear to corners and spine ends. Binding is tight and square, pages are clean, with gilt page edges all around. Translated from the French of X. B. Saintine by Prof. M. Schele De Vere, LL.D. Illustrated by Gustave Dore. Protected with removable mylar sleeve. 025328

Price: 165.00 USD
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More Stories to Solve: Fifteen Folktales from Around the World, Shannon, George
18 More Stories to Solve: Fifteen Folktales from Around the World
Shannon, George
New York Greenwillow 1990 068809161X / 9780688091613 First Hardcover Very Good+ Fine Jacket Peter Sis, Illustrator 
First Edition, First Printing, in clean unchipped jacket. Clean glossy illustrated boards, no bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean. Tasteful previous owner bookplate on front fixed endpaper. 64 pp. Clean dustjacket is unchipped, no tears, not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 019712

Price: 15.00 USD
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Cecil Sharp and English Folk Dances, Shuldhan-Shaw, Winifred
19 Cecil Sharp and English Folk Dances
Shuldhan-Shaw, Winifred
Oxford, England Hall the Printer Ltd. 1928 First Paperback Fine 
Perfect condition clean oblong (approx. 6" x 9") stapled decorated blue and white card covers with printed paper title label. No creasing or chipping. Double column text, illustrated with photographs, some with tissue guards. Fold out map at rear of booklet. Cover and all pages and photographs are clean, with tissue guards and map in excellent condition. No names, writing or marks. Christmas 1928 greeting with blank "From____________" laid in. 023593

Price: 20.00 USD
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Where is Saint George? Pagan Imagery in English Folksong, Stewart, R. J.
20 Where is Saint George? Pagan Imagery in English Folksong
Stewart, R. J.
Great Britain Moonraker Press 1977 0239001699 / 9780239001696 First Hardcover Fine Near Fine Jacket 
Scarce first edition in clean unclipped dust jacket. Clean brown cloth boards with gold lettering on spine. No fading, bumping or wear. Binding is tight, pages and edges are clean and bright with clean endpapers. No names, writing or marks. 138 pages with index. Dust jacket is unchipped, no tears, not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 026916

Price: 35.00 USD
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