The Tale of the Land of Green Ginger.

Langley, Noel:

Published by London, Arthur Baker,, 1937
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143 pp with 20 bright colour illustrations. Signed and dedicated by Noel Langley to german actress Hildegard Knef (ĄTo Hildegard with the best wishes Noel Langley April 1954"). Good copy of the scarce first edition of Noel Langley`s fantasy story that was instrumental in his being commissioned by MGM to write the screenplay for the Wizard of Oz. / CONDITION: Cloth rubbed, cloth and endpapers spotted, otherwise very fine. Wir wünschen Ihnen entspannte und sommerliche Lesestunden ! Sprache: Englisch Gewicht in Gramm: 900 24,5x19cm, green original cloth with title on spine, bound. Bookseller Inventory # 35198

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Title: The Tale of the Land of Green Ginger.
Publisher: London, Arthur Baker,
Publication Date: 1937
Binding: Hardcover
Signed: Signed by Author(s)
Edition: 1st edition..

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Langley, Noel
Published by Arthur Barker, London (1947)
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Book Description Arthur Barker, London, 1947. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fair. Dust Jacket Condition: Good. 2nd Edition. pp 123 illustrated with drawings in the text by the author. Green cloth, gilt. The spine has retained most of its original colour except for fading at top and bottom. The boards have faded to a paler green and have extensive pale damp spotting mainly at the back. Endpapers lightly spotted and front endpaper has the name of former owner and address "c/o Shell BP Co Nigeria Ltd / Owerri / Southern Nigeria / British West Africa" Text pages clean apart from a few random light spots. In a Good protected coloured pictorial dustjacket with light soiling at the back and with small pieces missing from top front corner and top corners of spine and a short tear with light creasing at front and back bottom edges. Bookseller Inventory # 020079

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Noel Langley; Illustrated by Noel Langley
Published by William Morrow & Co, New York (1938)
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Book Description William Morrow & Co, New York, 1938. Hard Cover. Book Condition: Very Good binding. Noel Langley (illustrator). First Edition. A clean copy of the First American Edition in the publisher's green cloth, lacking the dustjacket. There is wear to the corners and the extremities of the spine, with minor loss to the cloth. There are no marks of any kind in the book; some toning to the endpapers from the binding glue. Mylar has been cut to protect the binding. Very Good binding. Bookseller Inventory # 276228

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Langley, Noel
Published by Arthur Barker, London (1947)
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Book Description Arthur Barker, London, 1947. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Good. Second Edition. 123pp. HARDCOVER. Very clean copy internally. No inscriptions. No signs of use internally. D/w is present, but with edgewear top & bottom. D/w will be improved where possible & supplied in protective sleeve. Will appear smart when work completed. (Boards slightly bowed.) Size: 8vo - over 73/4" - 93/4" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 47947/60

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LANGLEY, Noel (author and illustrator).
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Book Description 1938. New York; William Morrow & Co. 1938. 4to. Recently handsomely bound in half dark blue calf over dark blue cloth sides, spine with 5 raised bands ruled and lettered in gilt with gilt floral centres, top edge gilt; pp. [viii], 9-143; with wonderful coloured illustrations throughout by the author; a fine copy, both externally and internally. First U.S. edition; issued in the same format in the U.K. the previous year. This fantasy tale has become a modern children's classic and continues the story of Aladdin, describing how Aladdin's son goes on a quest to release a magician from a spell. Interestingly Beatrix Potter referred to the Land of Green Ginger as the setting for her story The Fairy Caravan (1929). Noel Langley was a South African-born playwright and novelist who wrote the screenplay for The Wizard of Oz. Bookseller Inventory # 2073020

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Langley, Noel
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Book Description William Morrow & Co., 1938. Hardcover. 1st US edition. 11.5x8", 143 pp, color illus. by the author. Light dust soiling on covers, lightly rubbed corners, else VGclean & solid, in Fair dj with chipping, tears, dust soiling. Bookseller Inventory # 20283

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Langley, Noel
Published by Arthur Barker Ltd, London (1937)
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Book Description Arthur Barker Ltd, London, 1937. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. No Jacket. Noel Langley (illustrator). 1st Edition. Green cloth boards, a bit faded to front, spine and rear, with small black lettering to spine. (see pics) No inscriptions, stamps or book plates. Text block clean and tight with light foxing to page edges and pre-lims, clear within. Smashing illustrations, clear and bright. One closed tear to bottom of page 38, text not affected. Splendid characters with names like Wicked Prince Tintac Ping Foo, Prince Rubdub Ben Thud of Arabia, Sulkpot Ben Nagnag and Boomalakka Wee, and with Omar Khayyam, Aladin and Widow Twankey popping up, this is quite a treat. Scarce in this edition. Happy to supply further photographs or answer questions. Bookseller Inventory # 018910

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Langley, Noel
Published by Arthur Barker (1937)
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Book Description Arthur Barker, 1937. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. 1937 Arthur Barker Hardcover 1st Edition 1st Impression. Very good+ clean tight binding with green cloth boards. Wonderful illustrations by Noel Langley as shown. Complete with facsimile dustjacket, with illustration of original front cover , dustjacket is made from handmade paper. Bookseller Inventory # ABE-11329855590

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Noel Langley
Published by William Morrow & Co, New York (1938)
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Book Description William Morrow & Co, New York, 1938. Cloth. Book Condition: Collectible; Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. A handsome copy of the 1938 1st American edition. Solid and VG in a bright, price-intact, VG dustjacket, with light chipping at the spine ends, light soiling to the rear panel and very light foxing to the endsheets. Wonderful jacket design --and colorfully illustrated thruout in rich hues-- by the author himself. Quarto, 143 pgs. Internally very clean, with no writing or markings of any kind. Bookseller Inventory # 5862

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Langley, Noel
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Book Description London: Arthur Barker Ltd., 1937. First edition. Publisher's original green cloth with black titles to the spine, in dustwrapper. With 20 illustrations in colour by the author throughout. An attractive very good copy, the binding clean and square, the cloth with light fading at the tips of the spine. The contents are entirely complete. There is a small ink name and date in red pen to the front free endpaper and light spotting to the prelims. Complete with the original pictorial dustwrapper which is worn and darkened to the extremities, with several closed tears, marks and nicks but little in the way of loss. Not price-clipped. A decent example, in entirely original condition of a very scarce book. Further details and images for any of the items listed are available on request. Lucius Books welcomes direct contact with our customers. Bookseller Inventory # 11913

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LANGLEY, Noel.
Published by London: Arthur Barker Ltd, 1937 (1937)
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Book Description London: Arthur Barker Ltd, 1937, 1937. Quarto. Original green cloth, title to spine gilt. With the dust jacket. Spine rolled, rubbing to cloth at lower edges and corners, light occasional spotting. A very good copy in a slightly soiled jacket with light chipping to spine ends, light spotting to rear panel, and reinforcement paper to edges at verso. Colour illustrations throughout by the author. First edition, first printing. Langley's children's fairy tale about the son of Aladdin. A scarce title. Bookseller Inventory # 98019

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