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    R. Nisbet Bain: Two British First Editions of Russian Fairy Tales. Bain was a British historian and translator of folk tales who concentrated his career on bringing Cossack, Finnish, Hungarian, and Russian folk tales to the English-speaking world. His first two translated collections are offered here, including:
    Russian Fairy Tales From the Skazki of Polevoi (London: George G. Harrap & Co., 1915), first UK edition, 283 pages, brown cloth with red titles, gilt bordering, and a full-color illustrated plate laid down to the front cover, 8vo (7.5" x 9.5"), no dust jacket (as issued), clear plastic cover on boards. Profusely illustrated in black & white and color by Noel L. Nisbet. Very good condition, with bumped corners, minor spine wear, and mild foxing of the endpapers.
    Cossack Fairy Tales and Folk Tales Selected, Edited, and Translated by R. Nisbet (London: George G. Harrap & Co., 1916), first UK edition, 283 pages, brown cloth with red titles, gilt bordering, and a full-color illustrated plate laid down to the front cover, 8vo (7.5" x 9.5"), no dust jacket (as issued), clear plastic cover on boards. Profusely illustrated in black & white and color by Noel L. Nisbet. Also in very good condition with lightly worn corners and spine ends and minimal foxing to the endpapers.


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