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A Harvest of World Folk Tales

By Milton Rugoff; illustrated by Joseph Low

New York, New York: Viking Press, 1949. First Edition. Hardcover--cloth. Good. Sold as a good reference copy only. Octavo, 8 2/3" tall, xviii + 734 pages with intertextual black and white illustration, beige cloth. A good, sturdy hard cover first edition over all, with moderate shelf wear and light exterior soiling, edge fraying and a short 1/2" tear to the spine cloth ; hinges and binding solid, paper lightly yellowed with slight foxing to the endpapers. Without dust jacket.

$9.50

Folk tales of the British Isles (Patheon Fairy Tale and Folklore Library)

By Kevin Crossley-Holland (editor)

New York, New York: Pantheon, 1985. First Edition. Paperback--trade. Very good -. Octavo, 9 1/4" tall, xiii + 393 pages, stiff illustrated wraps. A very good minus, generally clean, large format paperback with light shelf wear, binding tight, paper cream white with a previous owner's name on the front endpaper, BUT foxing to the fore-edges and a coffee stain to the fore-edge margin of the last ten pages

$6.50

Irish Folktales (Patheon Fairy Tale and Folklore Library)
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Irish Folktales (Patheon Fairy Tale and Folklore Library)

By Henry Glassie (editor)

New York, New York: Pantheon, 1985. First Edition. Paperback--trade. Near Fine. Octavo, 9 1/4" tall, xv + 354 pages, stiff illustrated wraps. A near fine, clean, neat large format paperback with little shelf wear, binding tight, paper cream white.

$9.50

The Crock of Gold

By James Stephens ; illustrations by Thomas Mackenzie

New York, New York: Macmillan Company, 1926. Decorative Cloth. Very Good. Sold as a terrific reading copy with the original MacKenzie color illustrations and black and white intertextual vignettes.Octavo, 8 1/4" tall, 228 pages + 12 color plates, gilt tiles on green cloth. A very good (minus) clean, sturdy volume with light exterior soiling and some darkening to the backstrip, moderate shelf wear, corners slightly rubbed; hinges and binding solid, paper lightly yellowed, previous owner's stamp on front endpaper.

$8.50

Dictionary of Classical Mythology

By J. E. Zimmerman

New York, New York: Harper & Row, 1964. Hardcover--cloth. Very Good / Very Good. Octavo, 8 1/4" tall, 300 pages, black cloth; previous owner's signature on front endpaper. A very good, clean, hardcover first edition with minor shelf wear, hinges and binding tight, paper cream white, with light yellowing to fore-edges and a small stain on the lower fore-edge. In a very good, moderately worn dust jacket with minor edge wear, with price clipped.

$17.50

Hans Christian Andersen: 80 Fairy Tales ( Eighty )

By Hans Christian Andersen; translated by R. P. Keigwin; introduction by Elias Bredsdorff; illlustrations by Vilhelm Pedersen and Lorenz Frolich

Odense, Denmark: Hans Reitzels Forlag / Flensteds Forlag, 1990. Hardcover. Near Fine. Octavo, 9 1/8" tall, 483 pages, gilt titles on navy blue leatherette and top edge gilt; b&w illustrations throughout. A near fine, clean, likely unread hardcover edition with minor shelf wear and rubbing, hinges and binding tight, paper cream white, but with a lengthy gift inscription penned on the front endpaper. Without slipcase.

$19.00

The Golden Bough: A Study in Magic and Religion (abridged in one volume)

By James George Frazer

New York, New York: Macmillan and Company, 1979. Hardcover--cloth. Near Fine. Octavo, 8 3/4" tall, xiv + 752 pages, red cloth. A near fine, clean hardcover edition with minor shelf wear, light soiling to the top fore-edge; hinges and binding tight, paper cream white. Without dust jacket. A terrific reading copy.

$10.50

Once There Was and Was Not; Armenian Tales Retold (Based on stories by H. Toumanian) [signed]

By Virginia A. Tashjian; illustratred by Nonny Hogrogian

Boston, Massachusetts: Little, Brown, and Company, 1966. First Edition. Decorative Cloth. Very Good / Good-. Signed by the author on the half-title page and with inscription to previous owner. Octavo, 9 1/2" tall, 85 pages, purple illustrated paper over boards. A very good, clean hardcover first edition with minor shelf wear, hinges and binding tight, paper clean and cream white BUT with some foxing stains to top outer margins of the first 10 pages (book otherwise near fine). In a good (minus) dust jacket with yellowing along the margins and significant pieces missing at the ends of the backstrip and back panel, with original price. Note: the front panel color illustration is intact, and title along the backstrip is present.

$19.00

Greek Gods, Human Lives: What We Can Learn from Myths
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Greek Gods, Human Lives: What We Can Learn from Myths

By Mary Lefkowitz

New York, New York: Yale University Press, 2003. Hardcover--quarter cloth, paper over boards. Fine / Near Fine. Inscribed by the author on the title page "for Dan, best wishes, Mary.' Quarto, 101/4" tall, 288 pages, brown quarter cloth. A fine, clean, neat hard cover first edition with slight shelf wear; hinges and binding tight, paper cream white. In a near fine, lightly worn dust jacket with the original price.

$12.50

Old Deccan Days or Hindoo Fairy Legends; Current in Southern India, collected from oral tradition

By M. Frere; introduction by Sir Bartle Frere

Albany, New York: Joseph McDonough, 1897. Hardcover--cloth. Good. Octavo, 9 1/4" tall, xii + 323 pages, maroon cloth with paper label on spine, top edge gilt. A good, sturdy hardcover edition with moderate shelf wear and rubbing at the corners, paper label soiled and yellowed, top edge gilt faded, a bend-crease along front cover; rear hinge cracked but secure and otherwise binding solid, paper moderately yellowed with scattered foxing to the margins and endpapers. Without dust jacket.

$14.50

The Queen of the Air: Being a Study of the Greek Myths of Cloud and Storm [New Edition]

By John Ruskin

Orpington, Kent, England: George Allen, 1874. Hardcover--cloth. Good. Single volume. Octavo, 8 2/3" tall, xi + 208" pages; marbled endpapers, gilt fore-edges, gilt spine titles on decorative blue leather. A good clean neat volume overall with moderate shelf wear but leather backstrip at the spine chipped and loose, front cover broken loose, and rubbing through to the boards at fore-corner tips. Internally very good, binding solid, paper clean and lightly yellowed. Full edge gilt bright.

$25.00

The Hat-Shaking Dance, and other tales from the Gold Coast (Africa)

By Harold Courlander; with Albert Kofi Prempeh; illustrated by Enrico Arno

New York, New York: Harcourt Brace, 1957. First Edition. Hardcover--cloth. Near Fine/Very Good. Octavo, 8 1/4" tall, 115 pages, rose cloth. A near fine, clean hard cover with light shelf wear; hinges and binding tight, paper cream white. In a very good dust jacket with several short edge tears and light wear to fore-tips, with price clipped.

$7.50

Interpreting Folklore

By Alan Dundes

Bloomington, Indiana: Indiana University Press, 1980. Paperback. Very Good+. Octavo, 9 1/4" tall, 304 pages, stiff wraps. A very good+, clean, likely unread paperback with light shelf wear; binding tight, paper cream white, with some minor soiling to the fore-edges.

$9.50

In Search of Dracula: a true history of Dracula and vampire legends
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In Search of Dracula: a true history of Dracula and vampire legends

By Raymond T. McNally and Radu Florescu

Greenwich, Connecticut: New York Graphic Society, 1973. First Edition. Decorative Cloth. Very Good/Very Good. Small quarto, 10 1/4" tall, 223 pages with intertextual illustrations, black cloth. A very good, clean hardcover with minor shelf wear; hinges and binding solid, paper just slightly yellowed. In a very good dust jacket with two one-inch tears, with original price.

$9.50

Gotter und Mythen im vorderen Orient: Worterbuch der Mythologie - Band 1

By Hans Wilhelm Haussig

Stuttgart, Germany: Ernst Klett, 1965. First Edition. Hardcover--cloth. Very Good. Octavo, 9 2/3" tall, xii + 601 pages + 8 b&w plates, black cloth. A very good, clean, sturdy hard cover overall with minor shelf wear and light exterior soiling; hinges and binding solid, paper cream white, with the previous owner's name on the front endpaper. Lacking dust jacket.

$95.00

Index to Fairy Tales, Myths, and Legends: supplement

By Mary Huse Eastman

Boston, Massachusetts: F.W. Faxon Company, 1937. First Edition. Decorative Cloth. Very Good. An ex-library copy with markings to the spine, endpapers and title page. Octavo, 8 3/4" tall, xi + 566 pages, red cloth. A very good, clean, neat hard cover with minor shelf wear, binding tight, papr white.

$9.50

Index to Fairy Tales, 1949 - 1972: including Folklore, Legends and Myths in Collections

By Norma Olin Ireland

Westwood, Massachusetts: F.W. Faxon Company, 1973. First Edition. Decorative Cloth. Very Good. An ex-library copy with markings to the spine, endpapers and title page. Octavo, 8 3/4" tall, xxxviii + 741 pages, , red cloth. A very good, clean, neat hard cover with minor shelf wear, binding tight, papr white.

$9.50

Heat and Lust: Hesiod's Midsummer Festival Scene Revisited (Greek Studies)

By J.C.B. Petropoulos

Lanham, Maryland: Rowman & Littlefield, 1994. Hardcover. Fine. Octavo, 9 1/4" tall, 115 pages, black boards. A fine, clean, neat hard cover with light shelf wear, hinges and binding tight, paper white.

$8.25

The Gold Of Ophir: Travels, Myths, and Legends of the New World

By Edward Dahlberg, Editor

New York, New York: E. P. Dutton, 1972. First Edition. Hardcover--cloth. Fine/Near Fine. Octavo, 8 1/2" tall, 349 pages, brown cloth. A fine, clean hard cover with minor shelf wear; hinges and binding tight, paper cream white, with previous owner's bookplate on front free endpaper. In a near fine, clean, lightly edgeworn dust jacket with the original price.

$8.50

The Arthurian Legends: An Illustrated Anthology

By Richard Barber

New York, New York: Barnes & Noble, 1993. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. Quarto, 9 1/2" tall, 224 pages, maroon boards. A fine, clean, neat hard cover with minimal shelf wear; hinges and binding tight, paper white, In a fine dust jacket.

$9.50

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