London: Hamish Hamilton Ltd, 1970. Krystyna Turska. First. Roger Lancelyn Green – The Hamish Hamilton Book of Dragons
Illustrated by Krystyna Turska
Published by Hamish Hamilton Ltd., London, 1970, first edition.
24,5 x 16 cm
Pages are clean and bright, binding firm, minor shelf wear to dust jacket.
The Hamish Hamilton books, antholigies in which stories from all over the world have been selected to illustrate some of the key characters in myths, fairy tales, legends and folklore.
One of the most popular of mythical beasts has always been the Dragon. He features largely in folklore and legend, often as a terrible and hideous foe, as a challange to the noble knight, to the great hero, and to the sharp-witted, for some dragons were not only ferocious and cruel, but also rather stupid.
In this interesting and varied Collection Roger Lancelyn Green has included every kind of dragon, from Malory, Jacobs and Greek Mythology and marvellous modern beasts from E. Nesbit, L. P. Hartley and G. K. Chesterton. Item #74