SET: THE GOLDEN TREASURY LIBRARY

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Undated, but approx 1920's-1930's. Red, green or blue cloth covers with pictorial pastedown illustration to front board, and gilt titles to spine. Some titles also come with cheaper linen type cloth cover with no picture. Catalogue to rear pages. Colour plate to frontispiece, plus five full page illustrations in text with several black and white drawings throughout.
come with and without THE GOLDEN TREASURY LIBRARY on spine, originally issued with an ARTISTIC WRAPPER IN FULL COLOUR
originally eight titles but expanded to twenty one, more titles listed but all seem legitimate, some come with Tuck advertising to back pages

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ALICE IN WONDERLAND Yes illustrations THE MAD HATTER'S TEA PARTY, ALICE SEES THE WHITE RABBIT, ALICE AND THE PIG BABY, THE QUEEN'S CROQUET PARTY, THE MOCK TURTLES STORY, WHO STOLE THE TARTS? 221 pages A.L. BOWLEY 7
ANDERSEN'S FAIRY TALES Yes on title page HANS CHRISTIAN ANDERSEN'S FAIRY TALES illustrations THE TINDER BOX, THE LITTLE MERMAID, THE WILD SWANS, LITTLE IDA'S FLOWERS, THE SHEPHERDESS AND THE CHIMNEY-SWEEPER, THE UGLY DUCKLING 288 pages MABEL LUCIE ATTWELL 8
DICKENS' DREAM CHILDREN Yes red or green cloth covered boards with pictorial paste down colour illustration, title in gold to spine, WITH A FORWARD BY PERCY FITZGERALD frontispiece is titled OLIVER TWIST AND MR. BUMBLE, with internal color illustrations MR SQUEERS AND A NEW PUPIL, THE SPINSTER AUNT, MR TUPMAN, AND THE FAT BOY, THE RUNAWAY COUPLE, THE MARCHIONESS AND DICK SWIVELLER, TINY TIM AND HIS FATHER, 288 pages HAROLD COPPING AND OTHERS 11
GRIMM'S FAIRY STORIES Yes illustrations LITTLE SNOW-WHITE, THE SIX SWANS, THE TRAVELS OF TOM THUMB, THE CHANGELING FROM "THE FAIRY FOLK", LITTLE RED-CAP, SNOW-WHITE AND ROSE-RED 280 pages MABEL LUCIE ATTWELL 6
HEROIC DEEDS OF GREAT MEN Yes illustrations LORD ALLENBY ENTERING JERUSALEM (cover), SIR PHILIP SIDNEY AT THE TOURNAMENT IN WHITEHALL, NELSON BOARDING THE SAN NICOLAS, SIR HENRY HAVELOCK AT THE RELIEF OF LUCKNOW, GENERAL GORDON IN THE DESERT, LORD KITCHENER DISGUISED AS AN ARAB, THE "VINDICTIVE" AT ZEEBRUGGE 254 pages HOWARD DAVIE AND HARRY PAYNE 5
KING ARTHUR AND HIS KNIGHTS Yes illustrations THE YOUTH PULLED IT OUT EASILY, ONE OF THE TWO KNIGHTS RUSHED TO ENCOUNTER HIM, THE STRANGEST BEAST THAT HAD EVER BEEN SEEN, ARTHUR TOOK THE SWORD IN ITS SHEATH FROM THE HAND, WITH ALL DUE RITES SIR PALAMIDES WAS BAPTISED, LINET CAUGHT HIM BY THE ARM AND IMPLORED HIM TO WAIT, THERE CAME AN AGED MAN LEADING THE YOUNG NEW-MADE KNIGHT 248 pages A.A. DIXON 7
LEGENDS OF ANIMALS FAR & NEAR Yes illustrations THE MONKEY AT ONCE BECAME SUSPICIOUS (cover), NEVER BEFORE OR SINCE HAS THERE BEEN SUCH A TUG-OF-WAR, INCORONATA WAS A FAVOURITE, HE PERCEIVED THE TRAIN OF PATIENT MULES, IT WAS ONE OF THE STRANGEST SIGHTS THAT EVER WAS, AT LENGTH THE PAINT WAS NEARLY ALL USED UP, IT'S A STRANGE CAT THAT HAS STOLEN IT 247 pages Delightful collection of animal stories. "We have gathered from many lands the entrancing stories... Be they from East of West, North or South, the animals behave according to their natures, but in addition have had bestowed on them the attributes of man; besides their instinct they have the power to reason, and have the gift of speech" Edric Vredenburg Stories include: Atta Troll, Reynard the Fox, The Resourceful Tortoise, The Hen-Partridge and the Jackass, The Raven's Revenge, How the Hippo lost his Kingdom. EDWIN NOBLE 7
OLD TIME FAIRY TALES AND NURSERY RHYMES Yes illustrations THE MAGIC MIRROR (cover), THE GOOSE GIRL, OLD KING COLE, SNOW-WHITE AND ROSE-RED, MARY HAD A LITTLE LAMB, BLUEBIRD, SEE-SAW, MARGERY DAW 246 pages JENNIE HARBOUR 11
ROBIN HOOD Yes on title page ROBIN HOOD AND HIS LIFE IN THE MERRY GREENWOOD, illustrations ROBIN HOOD AT THE MAY-DAY REVELS (cover), THE FIGHT BETWEEN ROBIN HOOD AND LITTLE JOHN, "WE ALL STAND BY SIR GUY!", BACK TO BACK STOOD THE DAUNTLESS TWO, ROBIN HOOD MEETS THE BISHOP OF HEREFORD, ROBIN HOOD RESCUES LITTLE JOHN, "THE KING! THE KING!" 256 pages HOWARD DAVIE 4
ROBINSON CRUSOE Yes illustrations BRINGING THE RAFT FROM THE WRECK (cover), CRUSOE SAVES FRIDAY'S LIFE, CRUSOE AND HIS FORTRESS, ROBINSON CRUSOE IN HIS HUT, THE FOOTPRINT IN THE SAND, LAUNCHING THE CANOE, CRUSOE APPEARS BEFORE THE SHIP'S CAPTAIN 256 pages HOWARD DAVIE 7
SHAKESPEARE TALES FOR BOYS AND GIRLS Yes on title page SHAKESPEARE TALES FOR BOYS AND GIRLS AND WHEN SHAKESPEARE WAS A BOY illustrations ROMEO AND JULIET (cover), FERDINAND AND MIRANDA "THE TEMPEST", TITANIA AND THE CLOWN "A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM", ROSALIND, CELIA, AND TOUCHSTONE "AS YOU LIKE IT", MALVOLIO "TWELFTH NIGHT", HAMLET AND OPHELIA "HAMLET", PORTIA IN THE TRIAL SCENE "THE MERCHANT OF VENICE" 248 pages J. H. BACON, A.R.A. AND OTHERS 6
STORIES FROM GRIMM No info from dust jacket of TALES OF THE ALHAMBRA MABEL LUCIE ATTWELL 0
STORIES FROM HANS ANDERSEN No info from dust jacket of TALES OF THE ALHAMBRA MABEL LUCIE ATTWELL 0
TALES AND LEGENDS FROM INDIA Yes illustrations 'THEY CAME WITH GARLANDS, LAMPS AND MUSIC".., HIS NAME IS SATYAVAN"..., THE PALACE OF LAC...., "PABHAVATI WAKENED WITH A START"..., "SHE FLED FROM THE AUDIENCE CHAMBER"...., "CATCHING SIGHT OF RAMA SHE RUSHED FORWARD"...., "HE DEMANDED AN AUDIENCE OF THE GRAND VIZIER"...., 248 pages, HARRY G. THEAKER 6
TALES OF ADVENTURE Yes illustrations I'M SORRY, MISS CAMERON...., YOU MUST NOT BREAK IT...., YES, IT IS THE ONLY WAY...., HERE, PUT SOME OF THIS ON YOUR HANDS..., BELIEVE ME, I HAVE NO WISH TO HURT YOU, HOW'D YOU GET ERE?....., 248 pages T. CUNEO 6
TALES OF THE ALHAMBRA Yes illustrations THE GRAN MASTER OF ALCANTARA (cover), THE BEAUTIFUL CAPTIVE AND ABEN HABUZ, RUYZ DE ALARCON AND THE ROSE OF THE ALHAMBRA, KING ABU HABUZ AND THE ARABIAN ASTROLOGER, PRINCESS ALDEGONDA AND HER PHYSICIANS, THE GRAND MASTER OF ALCANTARA AND THE HERMIT, 281 pages HARRY G. THEAKER 8
TALES OF THE SEA Yes illustrations "GRASPING ONE OF THE DANGLING FALLS HE SWARMED UP", MORGAN REGAINED HIS FEET AND MAKE HIS WAY ON DECK", "DICK RAPPED OUT AN ORDER, AND THE ROSE SWUNG ROUND", " A SCORE OF CUSTOMS BOATMEN DASHED TOWARDS THEIR PREY!", "RIGHT AHEAD WAS A SCHOONER WITH HER CANVAS IN SHREDS", "CERDAH STRUCK HIM WITH HIS FIST" 254 pages T. CUNEO 7
TALES OF WONDER Yes on title page TALES OF WONDER "SUR, THE EAGLE" illustrations HEY! GOOD MAN, I KNOW WHAT IS TROUBLING YOU, WHEN HE TRIED TO FLY HE FOUND HIS WINGS TOO HEAVY, THE HORSE WENT FLYING THROUGH THE AIR, THE WONDERFUL STAG WITH THE HAMMOCK, THE PRINCESS ASKED HER TO EXCHANGE...., I HAVE COME TO FIGHT YOU, ROBBER OF MY BELOVED, LITTLE BROTHER BOT TOOK HIS LOVELY BRIDE...., 250 pages C. E. BROCK. R. I. 5
TALES THAT THRILL Yes illustrations THE TWO HORSES CANNONED (cover), I WAS RESOLVED TO SELL MY LIFE AS DEARLY AS I COULD, WHAT ON EARTH D'YOU THINK IS MAKING THAT NOISE, WHAT'S THIS, BY THUNDER, THE TWO MEN IN THE BOAT...., BUT THE GREATEST WONDER OF ALL...., IF I KEEP THE PISTOL LIKE THIS..., 248 pages C. E. BROCK. R. I. 4
THE ARABIAN KNIGHTS Yes illustrations PERIEZADEH AND THE SULTAN (cover), MORGIANA, ALI BAB AND COGIA HASSAN, ALADDIN AND THE GENIE, PRINCE AHMED AND THE FAIRY PERIE ANOU, PRINCE FEROZE-SHAH AND THE ENCHANTED HORSE, THE KING, PRINCESS BADOURA AND CAMARALZAMAN, PRINCE AGIB IN THE PRINCESSES' PALACE 288 pages H.G. THEAKER 6
THE HEROES OR GREEK FAIRY TALES Yes illustrations "HERA HAS SENT US A PILOT; LET US FOLLOW THE CUNNING BIRD", "THEN PERSEUS HELD ALOFT THE GORGON'S HEAD"," THEN ORPHEUS TOOK HIS HARP, AND BEGAN HIS MAGIC SONG"," DOWN CAME TWO FEARFUL MONSTERS, THE LIKE OF WHOM MAN NEVER SAW", "JASON TORE THE FLEECE FROM OFF THE TREE-TRUNK", " AS HE LOOKED HE SHRANK AND SHUDDERED" 272 pages HOWARD DAVIE 6
THE ROMANCE OF THE RAILWAY Yes illustrations LONDON MIDLAND AND SCOTTISH RAILWAY. SCOTCH EXPRESS (cover), CANADIAN NATIONAL RAILWAYS. THE "CONTINENTAL LIMITED", LONDON AND NORTH EASTERN RAILWAY. THE "FLYING SCOTSMAN", GREAT WESTERN RAILWAY THE CORNISH EXPRESS, PARIS, LYONS AND MEDITERRANEAN RAILWAY THE FAMOUS "BLUE TRAIN", GREAT INDIAN PENINSULAR RAILWAY. THE VICEREGAL TRAIN, BALTIMORE AND OHIO RAILROAD. THE "CAPITOL LIMITED" 252 pages BERNARD WAY 5
THE WATER BABIES Yes red or green cloth covered boards with pictorial paste down colour illustration, title in gold to spine, on title page THE WATER-BABIES A FAIRY TALE FOR A LAND-BABY illustrations TOM WAS SO LONELY, TOM AT THE DAME'S SCHOOL, THE FAIRIES TAKE CARE OF TOM, TOM AND MRS. DOASYOUWOULDBEDONEBY, TOM IN THE ISLE OF TOMTODDIES MABEL LUCIE ATTWELL 8
WONDROUS DEEDS OF BYGONE DAYS Yes illustrations SIGURD AND BRYNHILD, "HE MARRIED A LADY OF HIGH BIRTH", ANDVARI AND THE RHINE MAIDENS, "THEY CAME TO A CAVE BY THE SEA", HLADGRUN, OLRUN AND ALVIT,"THE CHILD SHOWED SIGNS OF AMAZING STRENGTH", ODIN AND FRIGGA 250 pages H.G. THEAKER 4