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James S. Gale
1913 - Korean Folk Tales - rare
London: J.M. Dent & Sons, 1913. Korean Folk Tales - Imps, Ghosts and Fairies Translated from the Korean of Im Bang and Yi Ryuk by James S Gale Published by: London: J. M. Dent & Sons, Ltd., New York: E. P. Dutton & Co, 1913, copyright page is blank except for 'All rights reserved ' in the middle of the page The first edition of this extraordinary work by James Gale titled' Korean Folk Tales' is rare. It contains 53 folk tales of Im Bang and Yi Ryuk with the front matter having a Preface and a brief biography of both these ancient story tellers - see pics. The book is bound in a pale blue cloth with red rule lines and Dragon design on the front cover, plain back cover, gilded titles on the spine with a gilded device beneath it and with a gilded top edge. It measures 5 1/2" x 7 1/2" with 233 pages followed by one leaf of ads, no illustrations. Truly a rare item, I've noticed only 3 on abe.com as of this listing, one for $2,800, one for $3,000 and one for $8,000. So here is a good opportunity to add this investment level rarity at a more reasonable price to your collection, store or library. Condition: Book: square with a sound binding showing basically no wear, handling smudges on the front, some toning to the spine and fading to the gilded titles, gilded top edge remains bright Internally : clean white and bright throughout, owners paste down label on the slightly toned front end page and a small label at the back paste down from John W. Miller Bookseller, Ramsgate (see pics) , no spotting, no foxing, no dog ears, no tears, Payment: please use PayPal for payment Domestic Shi … [Click Below for Full Description]
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