Title: Famous Legends: Book 1
Author: J.D.M. Preshouse
Illustrator: Robert Ayton
Publisher: Ladybird Books Ltd.
Remarks: '90s reprint
Book Condition: Good/Very Good
Jacket Condition: N/A
Description: Greek legend has many stories of heroes who battle with monsters or perform impossible tasks with the help of the gods. This book focusses on the tales of Theseus and the Minotaur and Perseus and the Gorgon's Head.
Illustrated with a mix of excellent, full-colour and two-tone orange monochrome illustrations – all of which are either full-page or double-spread. Front pastedown and endpaper feature a dramatic orange monochrome map of Greece, whilst the rear contains two (unsolved) 'maze games' in which the reader is invited to find the route leading to the Minotaur.
Glazed pictorial boards. Minor scratches, plus remains of a long, rectangular adhesive label on rear cover. Pages very lightly creased from handling, but are in otherwise excellent condition: crisp, bright, unmarked and very tightly bound. 'Dot-matrix' price of £1.30 on rear suggests this is an early '90s reprint.
Measures 17.5 cm × 11.5 cm (7″ × 4.6″). 12mo. 51 pp.