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Posted 5 months ago

Mrstyndall
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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, 5 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, 5 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, 5 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, 5 months ago
    What a sweet memory, Jenni!
  5. TimeTraveller TimeTraveller, 5 months ago
    My favorite one is "The Yellow Fairy Book." I really like that peacock.
  6. kivatinitz kivatinitz, 5 months ago
    adore fairy tails and this books are fabolous....
  7. Mrstyndall Mrstyndall, 5 months ago
    TimeTraveller, thank you, that peacock is really nice :)
  8. AdeleC AdeleC, 5 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, 5 months ago
    Kivatinitz, thank you-I’m pretty impressed with the detail of these books :)
  10. Mrstyndall Mrstyndall, 5 months ago
    Adele, that’s cool. You should check it out-might be worth something :) thanks for stopping by
  11. PhilDMorris PhilDMorris, 5 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, 5 months ago
    Phil, yes, I had never heard of these either, but they are a beautiful set!
  13. betweenthelens betweenthelens, 5 months ago
    Wow! What a find! Remarkably beautiful condition!
  14. Mrstyndall Mrstyndall, 5 months ago
    Betweenthelens, thank you so much!
  15. dlpetersen, 9 days ago
    Illustrations are Beautiful, Great Find.
  16. Junkman60, 9 days 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, 9 days ago
    Dlpetersen, thanks so much!
  18. Mrstyndall Mrstyndall, 8 days ago
    Junkman, wow, sounds like you got a bargain too! Thanks for looking and the comment!

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