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Girl Who Married the Bear: A Masterpiece of Indian Oral Tradition

by McClellan, Catharine

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Published
1970
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Good +
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$50.00

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Ottawa, ON: National Museum of Canada, 1970 Publications in Ethnology, No. 2. "One of the most popular stories of the southern Yukon Indians ... is about a girl who was take away by a bear after she had insulted it. ... The two chief themes that the story develops are conflict between consaguine and affinal loyalties and the uneasy… Read more
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Cosmic Zygote: Cosmology in the Amazon Basin

by Roe, Peter R.

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Published
1982
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Very Good -
ISBN
9780813508962
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$395.00

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New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press, 1982 Roe develops an original model explaining the myths and folktales of the lowland tribes from South America's Amazon basin based on 384 representative myths from 69 Indian groups, giving special empfhasis to the Shipibo Indians, with whom he lived. Red cloth with gilt titling to spine, frontispiece, several black and white illustrations,… Read more
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Jounral of American Folklore, January-March 1968, Vol. 81, No. 319

by Greenway, John (editor)

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Black Sheep Books
Published
1968
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Good+ to Very Good-
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$15.00

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Austin, TX: The American Folklore Society, Inc., University of Texas Press, 1968 Jounral of American Folklore, January - March 1968, Vol. 81, No. 319. ARticles are: "Proverbs of Palau", "The Nature of Speech According to Japanese Proverbs", and "Toward the Indexing of Ballad Texts", followed by Obituaries, Notes & Queries, and Book Reviews. 94 pages. Some shelf wear… Read more
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Pacific Folk Tales

by Benson, Cliff

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Black Sheep Books
Published
1983
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$20.00

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Suva, Fiji Islands: Desai Bookshops, 1983 A book of Pacific Legends for use at The Junior Secondary School Level. Yellow card cover with red titling to front, black titling to spine, text illustrated with maps of the islands, black and white photographs and line drawings, 75 pages. Sunning to spine and back cover, some shelf wear. For… Read more
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: Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimm 1. - 37.

by Hartman, Gary V., Brothers Grimm

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Published
2000
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Very Good
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$35.00

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2000 The Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimm newly translated from the Original German by Gary V. Hartman. Hartman felt that existing translations do not take into account the psychology of the tales. Black plastic comb binding, clear plastic front cover, green plastic back cover, white paper, 193 pages. Minor shelf wear. For some international orders… Read more
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Children of the Sun God: A Journey with the White Lions Into the Heart of Human Evolution

by Tucker, Linda

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Black Sheep Books
Published
2001
Condition
Good
Edition
First Edition
ISBN
9780958440219
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$40.00

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Milpark, South Africa: Earthyear Books/M&G Books, 2001 "After being rescued from a frightening encounter with lions in the Timbavati game region...Linda Tucker embarks on a journey into the mysteries of the most sacred animal on the African continent: the legendary white lion." Brown hard cover with gilt titling on spine, black and white illustrations as well as a 32… Read more
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Tales of Heritage

by Bouraoui, Hedi

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Black Sheep Books
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Very Good-
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$35.00

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Willowdale, Ontario: Upstairs Gallery A "visually beautiful presentation of traditional folk-tales and legends retold in charming verse" by Professor Hedi Bouraoui and illustrated by Saul Field's colour engravings. SIGNED by both author and artist. Colourfully illustrated brown soft cover with white titling, tan end papers, illustrated with full colour, full page engravings, unpaginated (aproximately 40 pages). Cover… Read more
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Vasukipuranam (Critically Edited)

by Shastri, Anant Ram

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Black Sheep Books
Published
1981
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Very Good-
Edition
First Edition
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$32.00

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Delhi, India: Nag Publishers, 1981 The story of Vasuki, one of the king serpents (Naga) of Hindu and Buddhist mythology. Foreword, in English, by Dayanand Bhargava, on serpent cults. Book is written in Sanskrit. Red hard cover with white titling on spine, eight pages of black and white illustrations at back, book is not paginated in English… Read more
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Unlucky Plants

by Vickery, Roy

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Black Sheep Books
Published
1985
Condition
Very Good-
ISBN
9780903515108
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$30.00

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London: Folklore Society c/o University College London, 1985 Book is Folklore Society Folklore Survey 1, conducted by members of the Folklore Society in 1982-1984, during which a list of over seventy plants was compiled. Book gives a summary of the findings with a number of historical and other comments. White soft cover, brown titling and illustration on front,… Read more
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From Round Table to Grail Castle

by Wyatt, Isabel

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Black Sheep Books
Published
1979
Condition
Very Good-
Edition
First Edition
ISBN
9780906155097
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$21.00

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Peredur, East Grinstead, Sussex, England: Lanthorn Press, 1979 There exist many different versions both of the stories of King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table and of the High Adventure of the Holy Grail. The author based her approach on the researches of Rudolf Steiner demonstrating how each seemingly insignificant detail is the earthly reflection of a spiritual… Read more
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The Works of Hubert Howe Bancroft, Volume III The Native Races - Myths and Languages

by Bancroft, Hubert Howe

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Black Sheep Books
Published
1883
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$95.00

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San Francisco: A.L. Bancroft & Company, Publishers, 1883 Tan full leather binding, gilt titling on black leather spine labels, raised bands and gilt border on spine, black titling on spine label on front, marbled edges. 805 pages. Corners have wear, darkened text block edges, foxing on end pages, ink stamps and labels from the Legislative Library, B.C. and… Read more
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Words Like Arrows: A Collection of Yiddish Folk Sayings

by Kumove, Shirley

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Black Sheep Books
Published
1984
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Very Good-
ISBN
9780802024794
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$19.75

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Downsview, Ontario, Canada: University of Toronto Press, 1984 Organized by subject with text is in Hebrew, transcribed Hebrew, and English. Blue cloth with silver titling on spine, more than 50 illustrations by Frank Newfeld, includes introduction, glossary and historical background, 268 pages. Very minor wear to corners and spine ends, first free endpaper has a three- inch by two-inch piece… Read more
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Road to St. Ola & Other Stories

by Trumble, David & Glen Ellis

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Black Sheep Books
Published
1978
Condition
Very Good-
ISBN
9780460943598
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$10.00

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Don Mills, Ontario: J. M. Dent & Sons, 1978 A delightful book of reminiscences spanning over a century by Canada's oldest author: country lore, folk remedy, and backwoods tales and legend . Text is by Glen Ellis based on David Trumble's oral reminiscences. Green cloth with silver titling on spine, illustrated with black and white photographs taken… Read more
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