Gnomes

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ITEM CODE: 68620
A magical natural and cultural history of gnomes in a reissue – in English translation - of the best-selling Dutch classic from 1977; bringing the whimsical book and woodland lore ...
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A magical natural and cultural history of gnomes in a reissue – in English translation - of the best-selling Dutch classic from 1977; bringing the whimsical book and woodland lore to a new generation. Mixing colourful, annotated illustrations – many in the style of natural history-plates – by Rien Poortvliet (1932-95), with type-set and hand-written English text by Wil Huygen (1922-2009). Distilled from folklore and literature, discover the essential history, appearance, habitats and cultural life of gnomes – whether called tomte, nisse or tonttu across the Nordic countries, or kippec, skritek or djudjè in eastern Europe, and beyond. Did you know that gnomes are 15cm tall? Or live for 400 years? Or are seven times stronger than a man? Discover this and much more, with fun details of gnome life and retellings of nine European gnome legends. From food and drink, to music, clothing and crafts: a delightful curiosity to enchant your coffee table and guests.
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Hardback
With cloth quarter binding and ribbon marker
31 x 21.5cm
208 pages
Illustrated throughout in colour
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