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    Posted 9 months ago

    Mrstyndall
    (628 items)

    I was so happy to get these books today. A lady near me had posted these online for sale and I went and picked up. I bought these four and one additional. I had never heard of this artist and started doing a little research. Although, these books were remade in the last 10-15 years, they are pretty pricey. Plus, these books are in excellent, Like new condition with stunning pictures throughout. The Folio Society came out with a set of multiple volumes and each book was a different color. If you research some of the more rare colors like crimson, it sells for several hundred dollars for the one book. The ones I got go for $50-over a $100 per book. I paid 20 for all the books. They are gorgeous and I plan on hanging on to them for a while.

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    1. Newfld Newfld, 9 months ago
      Beautiful illustrations, the woman holding the dog reminds me of the Mona Lisa. Are these all original fairy tales, or reissues of old classics
    2. Mrstyndall Mrstyndall, 9 months ago
      Newfld, the graphics and bookcovers are gorgeous. These books remakes from over 100 years ago. Most of what Lang and his wife included, I think were retold fairy tales.
    3. Newfld Newfld, 9 months ago
      Thank you very much MrsT, I'll have to check these out cause I love fairy tales even as a grown up, probably because one of my grandmas (born in Italy) loved to tell us stories, makes me nostalgic - Jenni
    4. Mrstyndall Mrstyndall, 9 months ago
      What a sweet memory, Jenni!
    5. TimeTraveller TimeTraveller, 9 months ago
      My favorite one is "The Yellow Fairy Book." I really like that peacock.
    6. kivatinitz kivatinitz, 9 months ago
      adore fairy tails and this books are fabolous....
    7. Mrstyndall Mrstyndall, 9 months ago
      TimeTraveller, thank you, that peacock is really nice :)
    8. AdeleC AdeleC, 9 months ago
      I have a feeling that my Mum has an old copy of The Brown Fairy Book, by Andrew Lang. I don't think it's nearly as beautiful as these books though.
    9. Mrstyndall Mrstyndall, 9 months ago
      Kivatinitz, thank you-I’m pretty impressed with the detail of these books :)
    10. Mrstyndall Mrstyndall, 9 months ago
      Adele, that’s cool. You should check it out-might be worth something :) thanks for stopping by
    11. PhilDMorris PhilDMorris, 9 months ago
      Never had heard of this set and the books with such beautiful covers really sweetens the pot for a book collector, I am jealous, but commend your good fortune !~
    12. Mrstyndall Mrstyndall, 9 months ago
      Phil, yes, I had never heard of these either, but they are a beautiful set!
    13. betweenthelens betweenthelens, 9 months ago
      Wow! What a find! Remarkably beautiful condition!
    14. Mrstyndall Mrstyndall, 9 months ago
      Betweenthelens, thank you so much!
    15. dlpetersen, 4 months ago
      Illustrations are Beautiful, Great Find.
    16. Junkman60 Junkman60, 4 months ago
      Your books are very nice and what a bargain.I bought 3 originals from the early 1900s at an estate sale for 15.00 and later Ebayed them for 150.00 each
    17. Mrstyndall Mrstyndall, 4 months ago
      Dlpetersen, thanks so much!
    18. Mrstyndall Mrstyndall, 4 months ago
      Junkman, wow, sounds like you got a bargain too! Thanks for looking and the comment!

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