GNOMES by Poortvliet oversize book Illustrations 977
This book is no longer for sale (sold on 2008-11-23)
Price : US $17.80
This is a charming and delightful oversize book about Gnomes, first published in the Netherlands in 1976, and translated to English in 1977. This is the English version, written by Rien Poortvliet and beautifully illustrated by Wil Nuygen. It is a hardcover with jacket in near mint condition, ' 212 pages, all in color, hundreds of illustrations, maps, and diagrams. ' It is packed iwth information, including: historical background of gnomes; their geographical range; physical characteristics, such as height, weight, lifespan (about 400 years) , clothing, physiology; illnesses and herbal remedies; types of gnomes; courtship, marriage, and family; housebuilding ( with floor plans ) ; daily routines, including meals; home industries and crafts; their provision of first aid to injured animals, including acupuncture; games and play; language; other night beings and their relationships with them; uses of natural energy; tools; songs; 9 stories ( Legends of Gnomes ); and a conversation with a gnome about the book. What more could you ask for?
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