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Nine Lives - cats in folklore - uncorrected proof copy

By Briggs, Katharine M

London: Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1980 An uncorrected proof copy of this classic study of folklore. A re-typed version of chapter one is loosely laid in. The paper covers are worn and marked, with some creasing. Good.

$51.93

Ballads High and Low

By Gatherer, W A

Heinemann Educational Books Ltd London 1975 PB Part of the Secondary English Programme, this study guide examines the text of selected heroic ballads - Jesse James, The Wild Colonial Boy, John Henry, Robin Hood and Alan a Dale, Robin Hood and the Curtal Friar, Captain Death, My Bonny Black Bess, Sir Patrick Spens, Bonny George Campbell, Bonny Earl of Moray and the parody The Jubilee Cup. Covers a little worn and marked, no inscriptions, tight and sound, good. 72pp 0

$8.25

The Philosopher's Secret Fire - a history of the imagination

By Harpur, Patrick

Penguin London 2002 PB Changing views of reality - how imaginative insight into the Otherworld can re-enchant our existence. Covers a little worn, no inscriptions, tight and sound, good. 323pp 0

$18.87

The Great Encyclopedia of Faeries

By Dubois, Pierre illustrated by Claudine and Roland Sabatier

Pavillion London 1999 HB Translated from the French, this details mainly European faeries, with some from Asia and the Pacific. Beautifully illustrated, there are tales and legends, as well as background information. VG, no inscriptions, in DJ that is slightly edge-worn but generally VG. 183pp 0

$29.43

The Surprising Adventures of Baron Munchausen

By Blacker, Terence

Hodder & Stoughton London 1989 HB A retelling of the tall tales of Rudolph Erich Raspe, illustrated and introduced by William Rushton. VG in VG DJ. 118pp 0

$18.87

The Wheaton Book of Myths and Legends

By Oakden, David

Pergamon Exeter 1979 HB From the three collections: Classical and Northern Stories, Stories from the East and Stories from the West. With full-page colour illustrations by Peter Stevenson. Ex-lib, laminated illustrative cover a little worn, missing ffep, stamps to half title and title pages, o/w good, clean, tight and sound, no DJ. 119pp 0

$8.25

The Christian Way

By Clark, Francis

The Open University Press Milton Keynes 1982 PB Reprint. The Open University's Arts/Social Sciences course, second level - Man's Religious Quest - Units 18-19. Covers slightly marked and worn, occasional anntation, good. 70pp 0

$8.25

The Noble Path of Hinduism

By Masson, Joseph

Open University Press Milton Keynes 1981 PB Reprint. The Open University's Arts/Social Sciences course, second level - Man's Religious Quest - Units 9-11. Covers worn, very occasional annotation, good. 115pp 0

$8.25

Greek and Roman Religion

By Ferguson, John

The Open University Press Milton Keynes 1982 PB Reprint. The Open University's Arts/Social Sciences course, second level - Man's Religious Quest - Units 14-15. Cover a little marked and worn, very occasional annotation, good. 79pp 0

$8.25

Psyche's Task

By Frazer, J G

Macmillan London 1st 1909 HB 'A discourse concerning the influence of superstition on the growth of institutions' - on government, private property, marriage and respect for human life. Cover worn, marked and sunned, contemporary bookplate to front paste-down, slight grubby marks to eps, o/w VG 84pp 0

$18.87

The Great Deeds of Superheroes

By Saxby, Maurice and Ingpen, Robert

Paper Tiger Newtown NSW 1989 HB The heroic tradition in the ancient world - Perseus, Heracles, Theseus, Jason, Odysseus, Gilgamesh, Sigurd, Vainamoinen, Moses, Samson, Beowulf, Arthur, Cuchulain, Roland, El Cid VG in VG DJ 184pp 0

$12.97

A Short History of Culture from Prehistory to the Renascence

By Lindsay, Jack

Studio London 1962 HB Archaeology, myth, ritual, poetry, literature and the arts, from the Old Stone Age to 1600 VG in edge-worn DJ 439pp 0

$18.87