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East of the Sun and West of the Moon, Asbjørnsen, Peter Christen; Moe, Jørgen Engebretsen
1 Asbjørnsen, Peter Christen; Moe, Jørgen EngebretsenEast of the Sun and West of the Moon
Garden City, NY Garden City Publishing 1938 Hard Cover Very Good Good 6.5" x 9" Kay Nielsen (illustrations) and Victor Candell (jacket and Endpaper )design 
Undated; publication date circa 1938, due to dated gift inscription (see below). Black cloth with full-color paper illustration pasted on cover; green spine titling; illustrated endpapers, text block has green topstain. 204 pages. Color frontispiece and 7 addtional full-page color plates, and additional black and white illustrations throughout. Book is clean, binding intact, with rubbing wear on upper and lower edges of boards; topstain is spotted due to color rubbing off; a very light, sparse smattering foxing spots on fore-edge and bottom of text block. Gift inscription on front free endpaper: "Nancy James with love from Aunt Sara - Christmas 1938." Front pastedown has Nancy James's name and "1938" in pencil. Interior pages clean and unmarked. Dust jacket has light age soiling, has edge wear consisting of a few short tears, creases, rubbing, and tiny chipping at tail of spine and at flap folds, with old tape repairs on reverse side. The larger flaws are a long narrow chip (1/4" x 2") at top back edge of spine and a similar but much smaller chip at top of rear flap fold. Protected in a clear archival cover. ~~ The stories in this book were originally collected by Asbjørnsen and Moe and published as "Norske Folkeeventyr" (1843). Many of them were translated into English by Sir George Webbe Dasent and published as "Popular Tales from the Norse" in the later 1800s. This book has two translated tales not from Dasent: 'The Three Princesses in the Blue Mountain' is reprinted from publisher David Nutt, and 'Prince Lindworm' was newly translated for this volume. A lovely collection. 
Price: 190.00 USD
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Ghosts of Greenland, Berry, Francis
2 Berry, FrancisGhosts of Greenland
London Routledge and Kegan Paul 1966 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall Signed by Author
Grey papered boards with black titling. 84 pages. ~ Book is clean, binding tight, with very light sunning at edges. Dust jacket is price clipped, with light wear at top edge, a tiny chip at bottom of rear flap fold, ½-inch closed tear at bottom front panel, spine sunned. Now in a clear archival cover. ~~ Berry (1915-2006) was a respected British poet, critic and professor of English, and he published a number of his own collections as well as numerous works of criticism. This collection features a poem, commissioned as a radio play by the BBC in 1965, titled "Illnesses and Ghosts at the West Settlement," which deals with Erik the Red's colonization of Greenland in 986, and tells of real and documented events. Berry experiments with Anglo-Saxon rhythms in this piece, which is complemented by additional poetry about Greenland. ~~ This copy bears an inscription by Berry on the front free endpaper: "For Lionel and Gwendoline Butler, from Francis Berry (the radio play p. 4 ff)." An attractive, scarce signed copy. 
Price: 150.00 USD
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Buffalo Grass - Star Weekly Complete Novel: May 19, 1956, Gruber, Frank
3 Gruber, FrankBuffalo Grass - Star Weekly Complete Novel: May 19, 1956
Toronto, Canada Star Weekly 1956 First Edition Unbound Wraps Near Fine 11" x 15.25" Bill Book 
"Never before published in book or any other form" stated on front page. 16 oversize newsprint pages. Color illustration by Bill Brook on front page. Back page has the "Vignettes of Life" feature: a series of comic panels by Harry Weinert, collectively titled "Watching Little Acorns Grow." ~In near fine condition, no tears or wear, with some light foxing spots on upper front and back covers near spine edge, and some scattered ones on interior pages near center crease. ~~ The Star Weekly was a weekend supplement to the Toronto Star newspaper, and it was also sold as a stand-alone publication in other cities in Canada. It consisted of four parts: the main section, a magazine section, a comic section, and the novel section. Offered here is the novel section of the Saturday, May 19, 1956 issue, which contains the very first published appearance of Gruber's novel "Buffalo Grass," i.e., it preceded the publication of the first edition in book form. Gruber was a prolific writer of the pulp era, known chiefly for his westerns and detective fiction, and he published over 60 novels as well as material for magazines and original screenplays. Buffalo Grass was made into a movie, as were many of his books, and according to an inset in this issue, the sale of this novel was the highest rate ever paid for a western historical novel. The movie, titled "The Big Land," (and also known as "The Stampeders") starred Alan Ladd and Virginia Mayo. Set in Texas and Kansas after the end of the Civil War, some cattle ranchers attempt to build a small town as a strategic link for a railroad line to connect Texas to the Rio Grande, as a way of helping the cattle business. A love story is mixed in. This scarce "first issue" version of Gruber's novel is an attractive, collectible piece of ephemera. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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Legend in the Dust - Star Weekly Complete Novel: May 1, 1957, O'Rourke, Frank
4 O'Rourke, FrankLegend in the Dust - Star Weekly Complete Novel: May 1, 1957
Toronto Star Weekly 1957 First Edition Unbound Wraps Near Fine 11.25 " x 14" Leone 
"First Publication Anywhere." 15 large newsprint pages. Color cover illustration by Leone. Back page contains a full-size ad from Cole's, for giant size color prints, posters and old maps, with an order blank. ~ In very nice condition, mild toning, no tears or stains. ~~ The Star Weekly was a weekend supplement to the Toronto Star newspaper, and it was also sold as a stand-alone publication in other cities in Canada. It consisted of four parts: the main section, a magazine section, a comic section, and the "complete novel" section. Offered here is the Complete Novel portion, for the May 1, 1957 issue. ~~ This is the first appearance of this western novel by O'Rourke, in its entirety, before it appeared in book form. O'Rourke was a prolific author of westerns, mysteries and some sports fiction, and several of his novels were made into film. Caption on front cover reads: "Without law, the town was ripe for open warfare!" A nice piece of ephemera for a collector, and quite scarce in this form. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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The Bride Stealer - Star Weekly Novel: June 18, 1960 Issue, O'Rourke, Frank
5 O'Rourke, FrankThe Bride Stealer - Star Weekly Novel: June 18, 1960 Issue
Toronto, Canada Star Weekly 1960 First Edition Unbound Wraps Near Fine 11.25 " x 14" 
"First Publication Anywhere." 12 oversize newsprint pages. Color illustration by Paul Soik on front page. Back page has the "Vignettes of Life" feature: a series of comic panels by Harry Weinert, collectively titled "Snacks." ~In nearly fine condition with a single short closed tear at top edge. ~~ The Star Weekly was a weekend supplement to the Toronto Star newspaper, and it was also sold as a stand-alone publication in other cities in Canada. It consisted of four parts: the main section, a magazine section, a comic section, and the novel section. Offered here is the novel section of the June 18, 1960 issue, which contains the first published appearance of O'Rourke's novel "The Bride Stealer." Caption on the front page: "The story of Talache Coyote whose return sparked an old legend into new life!" Coyote was a vigilante who was passionate about protecting brides from unhappy marriages. In this story he suddenly returns after a long absence in order to perform another deed, this time for the daughter of a wealthy but ruthless horse breeder. O'Rourke was a prolific author of westerns, mysteries and some sports fiction, and several of his novels were made into film. A nice piece of collectible ephemera, quite scarce in this form. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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