(1970-First edition-The Viking Press) Bantu Tales by Virginia Holladay. Edited by Louise Crane. Woodcuts by Rocco Negri. 96 pages. 19 stories including The Worthless Man of Poverty, The Cannibal Who Ate Too Fast, The Dwarfs of the Anthill, The Man and the Mango Trees, etc. Folklore from the Congo. Library discard. Pages show a little thumbing, but are clean. Dustjacket is covered with plastic that is taped to the book. Plastic is quite dulled and has some soiling. Dj looks good underneath. **
This week is Folklore, Myths, Legends, Fairy Tales and Mythology Week in my eBay store. I am listing nearly 30 out-of-print for the most part, books, written for young readers, but suitable for all ages. Many international titles, some regional United States. Great storybooks to read aloud with your children. Browse my listings and fill a box. Postage will be full price for first book ($4) and $1.75 for each additional title added to the box.
**NOTE ABOUT CONDITION: Please note that most of the books I sell are used, with a large percentage being library discards. Please do not expect to receive a book that looks new unless I indicate that in the listing. I know there are all sorts of new items listed on eBay, but my books are NOT new. I have books that are 10-100+ years old. In general, most of my books are fairly clean and show normal wear and tear from previous readers which includes, but is not limited to loose spine/hinges, old book smell, scuffed covers, perimeter edge wear, library markings, dog ears, thumbing, tape repairs, random marks, spots/smudges, and so forth, both exterior and interior wear. I am selling these books to readers who want a decent, average copy to read at a decent price. Expect some wear, no matter how nice the photos look. I have found that books and paper items generally photograph better than they actually are. I am trying to list in quantity and no longer have the time to describe minutely each book I list. I will do a quick thumb-through looking for missing pages and heavy scribbles and will note major issues only. If you are a collector and concerned about a book's condition, please e-mail me with specific questions. I seldom categorize used books as like new or in VG condition, because most used books are just average. Again, if condition is a major concern, ask before you buy. Of course I accept returns, but it's expensive to return items and buyer must pay shipping both ways.**
**P&H includes a handling fee to help defray the cost of doing business with eBay and PayPal.**
*HUGE INVENTORY REDUCTION STORE SALE GOING ON NOW!* Please visit my eBay store DeVito's Books-TV Closeout Jewelry for all sorts of great vintage children's books that are perfect for homeschooling families or for kids who just can't read enough. I also sell antiques and collectibles and other cool new items, such as Christmas decorations, jewlery, and new women's clothing with tags. I've been in the selling business since 1984 and have accumulated a lot of items, so check my store and auctions often. I list new things every week. You never know what you might find. When you search my store, be sure to look in all categories, as I have over 300 and only a few show up on the drop-down list--make sure you expand that to see everything.
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On Oct-05-07 at 14:45:33 PDT, seller added the following information:
NOTE ABOUT SHIPPING: If you see any reference to free shipping in a listing's description, please ignore. Although all of my listings now have a shipping charge listed, there appear to remain a few examples of free shipping language within the item's description. I thought I had also deleted those, but one or two have popped up over the past couple of months, so obviously I have missed some. I ask for your indulgence as I search and delete those references. Thank you. HANDLING TIME: My listing indicates 10 business days to ship, only because eBay makes me choose a handling time. To be on the safe side, I have chosen 10 days in case I am away on a business trip (which happens rarely, but life does sometime interfere with my eBay business). Typically, I ship two or three times a week (Wednesday and Friday) and one other day that varies). I cannot remember ever taking 10 days to ship an item in all my years on eBay. Depending on when your payment comes in, your package will normally ship within 3 days, sometimes as fast as 1 day, sometimes as long as 4 or 5 days. During pre-holiday weeks, or by request, I ship more often. Please don't hesitate to buy from me thinking your item will take forever to arrive--it won't.