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Tales of Kismet; Unsettling Wonder; Issue 6; Autumn 2017

By Pazdziora, John Patrick (editor) (Contributor Anniken Blomberg; Jennifer Bushroe; Jack Butler; Regi Claire; Breeanne Daniels; Rhonda Eikamp; Kathryn Gossow; Katy Hastie; Emily Ilett; Ioulia Kolovou; Ignacz Kunos; Katherine Langrish; Kirsty Logan; Karen Mi

Papaveria Press 978-1-907881-74-9 [978-1-907881-74-9] 2017. (Trade paperback) 144pp. Very good plus. Notes, color illustrations, photographs. The spine is lightly worn. "Whether you believe in kismet or not, may charmed paths open up as you delve into these stories. Please feel free to read the volume through a narrative of chance, a la Julio Cortazar's 'Hopscotch.' Welcome to Unsettling Wonder, we are happy you are here" - Defne Cizakca, Taos, 2017. Contributors include Anniken Blomberg, Jennifer Bushroe, Jack Butler, Regi Claire, Breeanne Daniels, Rhonda Eikamp, Kathryn Gossow, Katy Hastie, Emily Ilett, Ioulia Kolovou, Ignacz Kunos, Katherine Langrish, Kirsty Logan, Karen Miranda Rivadeneira. Identified on cover as: Unsettling Wonder; Issue 6; Autumn 2017. Identified on spine as Unsettling Wonder; Issue 6; Autumn 2017. (Folklore, Chance, Folk Tales, Luck, Periodicals).

$21.00

The People of the Bat; Mayan Tales and Dreams from Zinacantan

By Laughlin, Robert M. (Edited by Carol Karasik.)

Washington: Smithsonian Institution Press [0-87474-590-X] 1988. (Hardcover) 282pp. Very good plus in very good plus dust jacket. Photographs, notes, bibliography. "This is a book of dreams, myths, and tales from Zinacantan, a small Maya community in the highlands of Chiapas, Mexico. As in all major works that illuminate the deepest aspects of human existence, the People of the Bat overflows with the kinds of characters, struggles, and universal themes that define great literature". Book about Literature--Mexico. Edited by Carol Karasik. Translated by Robert M. Laughlin. Locale: Chiapas--Mexico; Zinacantan--Mexico. (Folklore, Dreams, Ethnography, Folklore, Indigenous Peoples, Legends, Mayan People, Mythology, Social Life).

$26.25

Icelandic-Canadian Popular Verse (Publisher series: Canadian Centre for Folk Culture Studies--Mercury Series Paper; Canadian Centre for Folk Culture Studies.)

By Einarsson, Magnus

Hull: Canadian Museum of Civilization [0-660-14029-2] 1994. (Trade paperback) 676pp. Very good. Photographs, notes, contributors, indices, map. The edges are lightly worn with some minor chips and scratches to the cover. "The third book in a series on Icelandic-Canadian folk literature, Icelandic-Canadian Popular Verse features some 274 verses and poems (originals and translations) that reflect Icelandic immigrant life on the Prairies. Composed in Canada, these verses and poems convey the thoughts and experiences of Icelandic immigrants (who began arriving in Canada in the early 1870s) and their descendents". Time Period 1870. Publisher series: Canadian Centre for Folk Culture Studies #65 Mercury Series Paper). Text in Icelandic and English & Icelandic and English. Locale: Prairie Provinces. (Folklore, Icelandic Canadians, Immigrants--Canada, Oral Tradition, Poetry, Popular Culture, Verse).

$36.75

The Medieval Icelandic Saga and Oral Tradition; A Discourse on Method (Publisher series: Milman Perry Collection of Oral Literature.)

By Sigurdsson, Gisli

Cambridge: Harvard University Press [0-674-01457-X] 2004. (Trade paperback) 392pp. Very good plus. Notes, tables, diagrams, maps, illustrations, bibliography, pronunciation guide, indices. The edges are lightly worn. "The Medieval Icelandic Saga and Oral Tradition: A Discourse on Method offers a new approach to assessing the role of orality in medieval Icelandic society. Sigurdsson explores how our reading of medieval Icelandic sagas must change if they are assumed to have grown out of a tradition of oral storytelling comparable to those described by modern fieldworkers and theorists of oral tradition". Time Period 12th Century & 13th Century. Publisher series: Milman Perry Collection of Oral Literature 2 . Foreword by Lars Lonnroth. (Folklore, Folklore, Icelanders, Medieval History, Mythology, Oral Tradition, Sagas, Storytelling).

$81.38

Icelandic-Canadian Memory Lore (Publisher series: Canadian Centre for Folk Culture Studies--Mercury Series Paper; Canadian Centre for Folk Culture Studies.)

By Einarsson, Magnus

Hull: Canadian Museum of Civilization [0-660-14004-7] 1992. (Trade paperback) 360pp. Near fine. Musical transcriptions, notes, index of tale types, list of informants and their contributions, map. A selection of 332 examples of Icelandic traditional poetry and other bound language contains children's rhymes, rigmaroles, riddles, lullabies and prayer verses, as well as adult lore such as dance and drinking songs, religious and humorous poems plus proverbs and sayings. Time Period 1960's. Publisher series: Canadian Centre for Folk Culture Studies #64 Mercury Series Paper). Locale: Alberta; British Columbia; Manitoba; North Dakota; Prairie Provinces; Washington; Western Canada. (Folklore, Folklore, Icelandic Canadians, K.G.B., Music, Musical Notation).

$36.75

Icelandic-Canadian Oral Narratives (Publisher series: Canadian Centre for Folk Culture Studies--Mercury Series; Canadian Centre for Folk Culture Studies.)

By Einarsson, Magnus

Hull: Canadian Museum of Civilization [0-660-12921-3] 1991. (Trade paperback) 456pp. Near fine. Notes, indices, contributors, map. "This selection of one hundred and seventy-five Icelandic-Canadian oral narratives contains folktales, legends, memorates, humorous anecdotes, tall tales, and simple accounts of daily events. The first fifty-one narratives are grounded in the Old Country experience with the remainder reflecting Icelandic immigrant life in Canada". Publisher series: Canadian Centre for Folk Culture Studies #63 Mercury Series). Text in Icelandic and English. Locale: Iceland; Prairie Provinces; Western Canada. (Folklore, Anecdotes, Folklore, Icelandic Canadians, Immigrants--Canada, Legends, Oral Tradition, Settlement--Canada, Tall Tales).

$36.75

Grandpa Was a Cowboy & an Indian and Other Stories
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Grandpa Was a Cowboy & an Indian and Other Stories

By Sneve, Virginia Driving Hawk

Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press [0-8032-9300-3] 2003. (Trade paperback) 116pp. Near fine. Glossary. Remainder mark on the bottom edge. "With great imagination and vigor, award-winning Lakota storyteller Virginia Driving Hawk Sneve treats readers to a collection of her best stories. She first spins tales of Lakota and Dakota generations today, of what the youngest can learn from their elders, if they choose to listen. The second group of stories, set in the turbulent and tragic years of the nineteenth century, teaches the need for understanding across cultures". (Folklore, Dakota Indians, Indians of N.A., Lakota Indians, Oral Tradition, Sioux Indians, Storytelling).

$23.63

The Sacred Dance of India

By Sarabhai, Mrinalini

Bombay: Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan 1979, 1st edition. (4to) 43pp. Very good plus, no dust jacket. Illustrations. The back cover is lightly rubbed and pages 40 and 41 are toned from a newspaper clipping left inside the book. "The dance in India is an eloquent expression of an ancient civilization, whose timeless wisdom continues to evoke the passionate search of man for conscious identity with God. Not the dance alone. All the arts were dedicated towards the quest for philosophical insights through disciplined endeavour and the synthesis of the varied forms was a necessity" - from the text. Locale: India. (Folklore, Dance, Folklore, Mythology, Religion, Spirituality).

$31.50

Indian Dance

By India, Government Of

Delhi: United Press 1957. (Staplebound) 48pp. Very good. Illustrations, photographs. The covers are lightly rubbed. "The background of the dance in India is not merely what a historian can describe, for it is more than the history of man or of a nation. It is the history of the soul of India and, therefore, an expression both of the Manifest and the Unmanifest. It is the spirit both of Eternity and Time. It is the spirit of man and woman. It is purusha and prakriti, an expression of the evolution of movement, a truly creative force that has come down to us from the ages" - from the first chapter. Published for Government of India & Ministry of Information and Broadcasting. Locale: India. (Folklore, Costume, Dance, Folklore, Mythology, Spirituality).

$21.00

Spirits of the Corn and of the Wild; In Two Volumes; Vol. II (Part of the larger work: The Golden Bough; A Study in Magic and Religion--Part V, Vol II.)

By Frazer, James George (Part of the larger work: The Golden Bough; A Study in Magic and Religion: Part V, Vol II.)

London: MacMillan and Co 1912, 3rd edition. (Hardcover) 371pp. Very good, no dust jacket. Green cloth with gilt lettering and decoration on the cover. Edgeworn. "However we may explain it, the fact remains that in peasant folk-lore the corn-spirit is very commonly conceived and represented in animal form. May not this fact explain the relation in which certain animals stood to the ancient deities of vegetation, Dionysus, Demeter, Adonis, Attis, and Osiris?" - from Chapter IX, Ancient Deities of Vegetation as Animals. Part of the larger work: The Golden Bough; A Study in Magic and Religion--Part V, Vol II. (Mythology, Divinity, Folklore, Gods, Gods--Egyptian, History, Mysteries, Mythology, Occult, Ritual).

$42.00

The Magic Art; And the Evolution of Kings; In Two Volumes; Vol.1 (Part of the larger work: The Golden Bough; A Study in Magic and Religion--Part I, Vol. I.)

By Frazer, James George (Part of the larger work: The Golden Bough; A Study in Magic and Religion: Part I, Vol. I.)

London: MacMillan and Co 1926, 3rd edition. (Hardcover) 426pp. Very good, no dust jacket. Green cloth with gilt lettering and decoration on the cover. Frontispiece, notes. Edgeworn. "When I originally conceived the idea of the work, of which the first part is now laid before the public in a third and enlarged edition, my intention merely was to explain the strange rule of the priesthood or sacred kingship of Nemi and with it the voice of antiquity associated with the priesthood... But I soon found that in attempting to settle one question I had raised many more... Thus the book grew on my hands" - from the Preface. Part of the larger work: The Golden Bough; A Study in Magic and Religion--Part I, Vol. I. Vol. 1 The Golden Bough. (Mythology, Arcane, History, Kings, Mysteries, Occult, Priests, Ritual).

$42.00

Adonis Attis Osiris; Studies in the History of Oriental Religion; In Two Volumes; Vol. II (Part of the larger work: The Golden Bough; A Study in Magic and Religion--Part IV, Vol II.)

By Frazer, James George (Part of the larger work: The Golden Bough; A Study in Magic and Religion: Part IV, Vol II.)

London: MacMillan and Co 1922, 3rd edition, revised and enlarged. (Hardcover) 321pp. Very good, no dust jacket. Green cloth with gilt lettering and decoration on the cover. Lightly edgeworn. "In ancient Egypt the god whose death and resurrection were annually celebrated with alternate sorrow and joy was Osiris, the most popular of all Egyptian deities; and tehre are good grounds for classing him in one of his aspects with Adonis and Attis as a personification of the great yearly vicissitudes of nature, especially of the corn" - from Chapter 1, the Myth of Osiris. Part of the larger work: The Golden Bough; A Study in Magic and Religion--Part IV, Vol II. Book about Osiris. (Mythology, Ancient Egypt, Divinity, Eastern Religions, Gods--Egyptian, Mysteries, Mythology, Occult, Religion, Ritual).

$42.00

The Study of American Folklore; An Introduction

By Brunvand, Jan Harold

New York: W.W. Norton & Company [1968]. (Hardcover) 383pp. Very good, no dust jacket. Illustrations, map, appendices, index. There is a previous owner's name and a price in ink on the front endpaper. Locale: United States. (Folklore, Ballads, Costume, Folk Dances, Folk Music, Games, Mythology, Poetry, Proverbs, Puzzles and Quizzes).

$21.00

Egils Saga

By Fell, Christine (editors) (With John Lucas.)

Toronto: University of Toronto Press [0-8020-2185-9] 1975. (Hardcover) 221pp. Very good plus in very good plus dust jacket. Red cloth with gilt decoration on the front cover and spine. Notes, indices. The covers are lightly dished and there is a scar on the front panel of the dust jacket from a price sticker. "Egils saga, with its gripping and lucid narrative, is one of the most outstanding literary productionso F Iceland and the European Middle Ages as a whole, of importance for literary crticis, historians and students of medieval culture. Few sagas can match it for its monumental presentation of a central figure, portraying both the inner life and the deeds of the hero, Egil, from early childhood to death". Translated by Christine Fell. (Mythology, Folklore, Mythology, Sagas, Vikings).

$36.75

Folklore, Fairies and Witches; Recollections of W. Edward McCarron

By McCarron, W. Edward (Illustrations by Carol McQuarrie.)

Winnipeg 1985. (Staplebound) 28pp. Very good plus. Illustrations. Slightly faded around the edges. "Edward McCarron, my great-grandfather, was a lighthouse-keeper and school teacher born in Ireland just prior to the Great Famine. He recorded his thoughts at a time when few people had the education or will to do so. The short stories extracted from his writing are the result of the painstaking work of Carol McQuarrie, to whom I am most grateful. His writings are extremely rare and will provide for the readers a deep insight into the minds of their forebears who lived in the beautiful land of Ireland" - John McCarron. Time Period 19th Century. Illustrations by Carol McQuarrie. Locale: Ireland. (Folklore, Mythology--Irish).

$15.75

Our Lady's Tumbler; A Twelfth Century Legend Done Out of Old French into English

By Wicksteed, Philip H.

Portland: Thomas B. Mosher 1900. (Card covers) 30pp. Very good plus in very good dust jacket. Card covers with a plain outer dust jacket and a decorative inner dust jacket. Illustrations, gloss. "Of this book 450 copies have been printed on van Gelder paper and the type distributed". Translated by Philip H. Wicksteed. (Mythology, Legends, Mythology).

$47.25

The Fables of 'Walter of England'. Edited from Wolfenbuttel, Herzog August Bibliothek, Codex Guelferbytanus 185 Helmstadiensis

By Wright, Aaron E

Toronto: Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies [0-88844-475-3] 1997. (Trade paperback) 168pp. Fine. Bibliography, textual notes. Time Period Medieval. Text in Latin Language. (Folklore, Fables--Latin).

$26.25

A Dictionary of Medieval Heroes; Characters in Medieval Narrative Traditions and Their Afterlife in Literature, Theatre and the Visual Arts
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A Dictionary of Medieval Heroes; Characters in Medieval Narrative Traditions and Their Afterlife in Literature, Theatre and the Visual Arts

By Gerritsen, Willem P. (With Anthony G. Van Melle.)

Woodbridge: Boydell Press [0-85115-780-7] 2000. (Trade paperback) 336pp. Near fine. Illustrations, notes, bibliography, index. Time Period Medieval. Translated by Tanis Guest. Locale: Europe. (Mythology, Dictionaries, History--Medieval, Legends, Literature, Mythology).

$26.25

Tracks and Traces of Prairie Places

By Lalor, George (Illustrations by Real Berard.)

Winnipeg: Pemmican Publications [0-921827-64-4] 1998, 1st printing. (Trade paperback) 75pp. Very good. Illustrations. A little shelfworn. Illustrations by Real Berard. Locale: Manitoba; Prairie Provinces; Saskatchewan; Western Canada. (Folklore, Indians of North America, Metis).

$21.00

King Arthur and the Kinights of the Round Table; Stories of Camelot and the Quest for the Holy Grail
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King Arthur and the Kinights of the Round Table; Stories of Camelot and the Quest for the Holy Grail

By Dougherty, Martin J.

London: Amber Books 978-1-78274-374-3 [978-1-78274-374-3] 2016. (Small 4to) 224pp. Fine in fine dust jacket. Glossy illustrated boards. On coated paper, black and white and color illustrations, index. Book about King Arthur. Locale: Camelot. (Folklore, Arthurian Legends, Holy Grail, Knights of the Round Table).

$26.25

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