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The Classic Fairy Tales

Author: Iona Opie; Peter Opie
ISBN #: 0192115596
Price: $20.00
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publisher Location: New York
Book Condition: Very Good
Dust Jacket Condition: very good
Edition: Reprint
Pub Date: 1974
First edition. Light wear to tips, corners and edges of the ribbed jacket. First edition of 1974, first printing. Intended for the student, academic or folklorist more than for bedtime stories. The Opie's were a married team of folklorists, who applied modern techniques to children's literature, summarized in their studies The Oxford Dictionary of Nursery Rhymes (1951) and The Lore and Language of Schoolchildren (1959). They are also noted anthologists, and assembled large collections of children's literature, toys, and games. The Opies' collection of children's books and ephemera covers the 16th to 20th century and is the richest library of children's literature. It was begun in 1944, amounting in the end to 20,000 pieces. During 1988, it was donated to the Bodleian Library at Oxford University. Most items ship with free delivery confirmation, electronic tracking and jacket protectors (generally over $10.00) if applicable. Clean recycled packing material will be used when possible.