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c1870 The Bird of Truth and Other Fairy Tales by Fernan Cabellero / SCARCE / W Swan Sonnenschein & Allen, London / Six Illustrations

c1870 The Bird of Truth and Other Fairy Tales by Fernan Cabellero / SCARCE / W Swan Sonnenschein & Allen, London / Six Illustrations

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Here is an incredibly scarce copy of The Bird of Truth and Other Fairy Tales by Fernan Cabellero. Undated but research shows it would have been published in the 1870s by W Swan Sonnenschein, London. With lovely decorative boards and with six black and white illustrations. Gilt-edged on all sides.

Contents: The Bird of Truth; A Girl Who Wanted Three Husbands; The Knights of the Fish; Fair-Flower; The Singing Sack; The Foolish Wolf and The Shrewd Fox; The Guardian Spirits; John the Conjuror; The Blue Lily; The Tale of Taradiddles; The Knavish Little Bird; Lucifer's Ear; The Three Wishes; The Demon's Mother-in-Law; The Fox and the Goose; The Tribulations of a Cobbler; The Little Ant; The Hunchback; Fortune and Misfortune; The Fairy Friar; The King's Power; Juan Holgado and Death; The Cock and the Goose; Uncle Curro and his Cudgel; If Heaven Will It; Unpalatable Advice; The Promise; The Fairy Hen; Dame Fortune and Dom Money; The Carlanco; Benibaire; Moro's Ears; The Power of Will.

Inside the book opens onto decorative endpapers. There is spotting to the early pages and then scattered sporadically through the text. Has the occasional dark handling mark. With ornate decorative story headers and footers. All six charming black and white illustrations are present (see photos). The book has developed a lean over time. All edges are shiny gilt.

Petrol blue cloth covered boards have ornate black and gilt stamped decoration to the front and spine and a blind stamped pattern on the back. With some rubbing and rounding to the cloth at the corners and spine ends. Also some rubbing and a tiny amount of fraying along the spine joints. Otherwise the boards have kept a good deep colour and the gilt titles are sparkly bright.

Your antique copy of The Bird of Truth and Other Fairy Tales will be wrapped with care in tissue and ribbon* and sent well packaged. I am always happy to include a gift card with a message.

H 19 cm x W 14 cm, 241 pages, 0.5 kg. I dispatch worldwide daily from the UK. (There are just a very few countries which I am unable to ship to).

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