Eric Chaim Kline, Bookseller

Eric Chaim Kline, Bookseller
Tanglewood Tales. Nathaniel Hawthorne.
Tanglewood Tales
Tanglewood Tales

Tanglewood Tales

Philadelphia: The Penn Publishing Company, 1921. First edition. Hardcover. Quarto. 259pp. Original blue cloth with color pastedown on front cover and gold lettering on spine and front board. Pictorial endpapers. Color frontispiece protected with a captioned tissue-guard. Illustrated title-page. In this exquisite children book, Nathaniel Hawthorne undertook the project of re-writing some of the most famous of the ancient Greek myths. In this volume he covers the myths of: Circe's Palace; Dragon's Teeth; Jason and the Golden Fleece; Theseus and the Minotaur; Proserpina, Ceres, Pluto, and the Pomegrante Seeds; Antaeus and the Pygmies. This work is profusely illustrated with 12 b/w in-text illustrations and 10 full-page color illustrations (including frontispiece). Each color illustration is protected with a captioned tissue-guard. Some age-wear on binding with rubbing along joints and edges. Minor soiling/staining on covers. Hinges starting, split along gutter on front endpaper. Mid-section on spine bumped. Fly leaf inscribed by previous owner and dated April 1927. Minor and sporadic foxing on very first pages. Color plate facing page 218 is creased along edges and detached (but present). Slight age-toning along paper margin. Binding in overall fair to poor, interior in good+ condition. fair. Item #27458

Price: $175.00

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