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Sky Man on the Totem Pole?

by Harris, Christie (Illustrations by Douglas Tait.)

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Toronto: McClelland and Stewart Limited [0-7710-4027-X] 1975. (Hardcover) 167pp. Very good plus, no dust jacket. Illustrations. The spine is lightly worn and there is a previous owner's stamp on the front free endpaper. "To everyone who suspects that legends are fanciful records of history - recountings of actual events that were often misunderstood at… Read more
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The Hindu Pantheon; An Introduction Illustrated with 19th Century Indian Miniatures from the St Petersburg Collection

by Tyomkin, Edward (With Margarita Voryobyova-Desyatovska.) (Edited by Vitaly Naumkim.)

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Reading: Garnet Publishing [1-873938-47-0] 1994. (4to) 142pp. Fine in fine dust jacket. Color illustrations. "This introduction to the main Hindu deities is illustrated with 65 delightful, delicate Indian miniature paintings from the last century. Hindu life and belief is rooted in a mythology of gods and goddesses. The origins and adventures of the members… Read more
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Magic Symbols of the World

by Binder, Pearl

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London: Hamlyn 0-600-025454 [0-600-025454] 1972. (4to) 127pp. Good to very good in very good dust jacket. Decorated endpapers, black and white and color photographs and illustrations, index. The cloth on the front cover is bubbled, the dust jacket is price-clipped, chipped and edgeworn with a few closed tears. "A conductor's baton invokes virility; a… Read more
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Ottawa: Department of Northern Affairs and National Resources 1961. (stiff paper covers) 97pp. Very good plus. Color illustrated map endpapers, illustrations, photographs, notes. The spine is very lightly rubbed. "In the second half of the nineteenth century, the foremost carvers of the Haida, the Tsimsyan, and the Tlingit chose to illustrate their native mythology… Read more
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Boston: Beacon Press [0-8070-8103-5] 1991. (Trade paperback) 246pp. Very good plus. Illustrations, glossary, bibliography. The bottom corner of the back cover is creased. "In Grandmothers of the Light, an extraordinary collection of goddess stories from Native American civilizations across the continent, Paula Gunn Allen shares myths that have guided female shamans toward an understanding… Read more
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The Myths of Mexico and Peru

by Spence, Lewis

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New York: Barnes & Noble [0-7607-7041-7] 2005. (Trade paperback) 351pp. Near fine. Illustrations, photographs, maps, bibliography, index. "The Myths of Mexico and Peru conjures images of far-off places in warm and humid countries, invokes names of unimaginable power, and chronicles times of bloody conquest and deeds much larger than life. Lewis Spence embeds the… Read more
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More Glooscap Stories; Legends of the Wabanaki Indians

by Hill, Kay (Illustrations by John Hamberger.)

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New York: Dodd, Mead & Company 1970. (Hardcover) 178pp. Very good plus in very good plus dust jacket. Illustrations. The top edge of the dust jacket is lightly edgeworn and there are a few spots in the text. "The author of Glooscap and His Magic and Badger the Mischief Maker has produced a second… Read more
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Homer's Iliad

by Kocourek, Vitezslav

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London: Promotional Reprint Co. [1-85648-158-1] 1993. (4to) 246pp. Near fine in near fine dust jacket. Color illustrations. "This new edition of Homer's epic poem presents a beautifully illustrated account of the events of the great Trojan war, starting with Paris's fateful decision to award the golden apple to Aphrodite and culminating with the Greeks'… Read more
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The Flight of Dragons

by Dickinson, Peter (Illustrations by Wayne Anderson.)

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London: Pierrot Publishing Limited 0-905310-322 [0-905310-322] 1979. (4to) 137pp. Very good in very good plus dust jacket. Blue cloth with gilt decoration on the front cover. Patterned endpapers, black and white and color illustrations. The top edge is a bit faded and there is a dent in the bottom edge of the front cover. … Read more
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India; Myths and Legends

by MacKenzie, Donald A.

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London: Bracken Books [0-946495-88-2] 1986. (Hardcover) 463pp. Very good plus in near fine dust jacket. Illustrations, photographs, notes, index. There is a previous owner's inscription on the front free endpaper. "For thousands of years, the people of India have gathered together to hear holy men and teachers tell stories from the books. They tell… Read more
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Mt.Kisco: Moyer Bell Limited [0-918825-80-6] 1988. (Hardcover) 412pp. Near fine in near fine dust jacket. Notes, index. "Tales and adventures of classical gods and heroes include Heracles' labors, the telling of the Olympian tales, the myth of Sisyphus, Midas, the Argonauts, Daedalus, Pygmalion, Endymion and many more. Graves reveals the stories behind these and… Read more
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New Haven: Yale University Press [0-300-04859-9] 1988. (Trade paperback) 236pp. Near fine. Illustrations, notes, bibliography, index. "In this engrossing book, Paul Barber surveys centuries of folklore about vampires and offers the first scientific explanation for the origins of the vampire legends. From the tale of a sixteenth-century shoemaker from Breslau whose ghost terrorized everyone… Read more
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image of Native North American Spirituality of the Eastern Woodlands; Sacred Myths, Dreams, Visions, Speeches, Healing Formulas, Rituals and Ceremonials (Publisher series: Classics of Western Spirituality; A Library of the Great Spiritual Masters.)

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New York: Paulist Press [0-8091-0304-4] 1979. (Hardcover) 302pp. Very good plus, no dust jacket. Notes, bibliography, indices. There is light edgewear to the corners and the lettering on the spine is partly rubbed away. "This volume concerns the religious beliefs and practices of the Indians of eastern United States and Canada. It is a… Read more
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Wisdom of the Elders

by Knudtson, Peter (With David Suzuki.)

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Toronto: Stoddart [0-7737-2520-2] 1992. (Hardcover) 232pp. Fine in fine dust jacket. Map endpapers, appendix, notes, index. "Wisdom of the Elders is the first book to explore beliefs about the delicate relationships between humans, nature, and the environment as held by two traditions commonly thought to be diametrically opposed: Western science, and the age-old wisdom… Read more
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Mythology

by Hamilton, Edith (Illustrations by Steele Savage.)

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Boston: Little, Brown 1942. (Hardcover) 497pp. Very good plus in very good plus dust jacket. Frontispiece, illustrations, family trees, index. The dust jacket is lightly edgeworn. "There has long been a need for the stories of ancient mythology written to appeal to the twentieth-century mind. Edith Hamilton's orderly and lucid presentation of Greek, Roman… Read more
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Tales of the Northwest

by Snelling, William Joseph

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Urbana: Dorset Press [0-88029-064-1] 1985. (Hardcover) 252pp. Fine in fine dust jacket. Notes. "This is a reprint of a book that is now extremely rare in collections of early American literature. Published anonymously in 1830, these 'Sketches of Indian Life and Character' constituted one of the first collections of short tales to be brought… Read more
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London: Pelham Books [0-7207-1001-4] 1977. (4to) 247pp. Near fine in very good plus dust jacket. Black and white and color photographs, index, glossary, bibliography. "The myths and legends in this volume are drawn from the rich and varied sources of the Orient: from Ancient Iran and India, from Tibet, China, Korea and Japan. These… Read more
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A Field Guide to the Little People

by Arrowsmith, Nancy (With George Moorse.) (Illustrations by Heinz Edelman.)

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New York: Hill and Wang [0-8090-4450-1] 1977. (Hardcover) 296pp. Near fine in near fine dust jacket. Illustrations, notes, bibliography, index. The covers are lightly toned at the edges. "This is a rather special guide. It is for dreamers with wide-open eyes, and it deals with that aspect of reality which most dreamers can see… Read more
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Great Leader of the Ojibway: Mis-Quona-Queb

by Redsky, James (Esquekesik) (Biography of Mis-quona-queb; Edited by James R. Stevens.)

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Toronto: McClelland and Stewart [0-7710-7420-4] 1972, 1st printing. (Hardcover) 127pp. Very good in very good dust jacket. Map, photographs. The front board is splayed and the spine of the dust jacket is faded. Biography of Mis-quona-queb. Edited by James R. Stevens. Locale: Lake of the Woods; Ontario. (Folklore, Indian Chiefs, Indians of… Read more
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Bloomington: Indiana University Press [0-253-35015-8] 1985. (Hardcover) Near fine in near fine dust jacket. 150pp. Notes, bibliography, index. Book about Robin Hood. (Folklore, Folklore, Medieval History).
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