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Jack The Giant Killer [1849 Nine Hand Colored Wood Engravings]

By: Lawrence Lovechild: Illustrated by Darley

Price: $141.00

Publisher: Philadelphia, Published By Keller & Bright: 1849

Seller ID: 37318

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


Color Illustrations; Width: 6.75" Height: 8" softcover. "Jack the Giant Killer" is a British fairy tale and legend about a plucky (presumably) young adult who slays a number of giants during King Arthur's reign. The tale is characterized by violence, gore and blood-letting. Giants are prominent in Cornish folklore, Breton mythology and Welsh Bardic lore. Pamphlet from "Grandfather Lovechild's Nursery Stories" is bound in its original printed paper wrappers with a later cloth reinforcement to the binding. The wrappers show heavy age toning, spotting, and edge wear. The b... View more info