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The Masks of God: Creative Mythology

by Campbell, Joseph

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1968
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Viking Press, NY, 1968. 1st edition. Hardcover. Fine/Near Fine. "This volume explores the whole inner story of modern culture since the Dark Ages, treating modern man's unique position as the creator of his own mythology." [Pub. Info] 730 pages. A beautiful copy. 1ST EDITION.
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The Oxford Dictionary of Classical Myth & Religion

by Price, Simon and Emily Kearns (editor)

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2003
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1st edition
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Oxford University, UK, 2003. 1st edition. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. "A fully rounded guide to all aspects of religious life and thought in ancient Greece and Rome. This new book covers not only Greek mythologies and Roman festivals, but also devotes attention to topics such as Greek and Roman religious places, monuments, authors and texts, religious organization, imagery, divination, astrology, and… Read more
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The Oxford Book of Death

by Enright, D. J. (editor)

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1983
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1st edition
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Oxford, NY, 1983. 1st edition. Hardcover. FINE/FINE. "The inescapable reality of death has given rise to much of literature's most profound and moving work. The wonderfully eclectic selection presents the words of poet and novelist, scientist and philosopher, mystic and sceptic. And alongside professional writers, the voices of ordinary people can be heard; for this is a subject… Read more
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Joseph in Egypt (slipcase)

by Mann, Thomas

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1938
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1st edition
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Knopf, NY, 1938. 1st edition. Hardcover. Very Good/No jacket. "Thomas Mann regarded his monumental retelling of the biblical story of Joseph as his magnum opus. Mann conjures for us the world of patriarchs and pharaohs, the ancient civilizations of Egypt, Mesopotamia, and Palestine, and the universal force of human love in all its beauty, desperation, absurdity, and pain."[Pub.… Read more
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Encyclopedia of Mysticism and the Mystery Religions

by Ferguson, John

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1977
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1st edition
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Seabury, NY, 1977. 1st edition. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. "[A] very readable and exhaustive examination of mysticism in the World Religions as well as the Mystery Religions of Greece. Mystics, movements... poems and prayers [provide] a very global look at the universal practice of mysticism. The entries span thousands of years..." [Pub. Info] Over 1000 entries; 238 pages. 1ST EDITION
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The Dictionary of World Myth

by Bentley, Peter (editor)

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1995
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1st edition
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Facts on File, NY, 1995. 1st edition. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. "Truly global in scope, [this dictionary] is a scholarly... reference to all of the places, figures, and stories from every major mythological tradition on earth. The entries are enhanced by more than 200 reproductions of mythical figures and symbols as they appear on pottery, wall paintings, votive statuettes, and… Read more
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Mythology of the Americas

by Burland, Cottie; Irene Nicholson; Harold Osborne

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1970
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Hamlyn, London, 1970. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. Mythology of the Americas' [is a study] of the myths, tales, and legends told by the native peoples of the New World. [It opens] roads that lead the imagination into alternative worlds." [Univerisity of Buffalo] "Surveys the mythology of the North American Indian, the mythology of Mexico and Central America, and the myths… Read more
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The Illustrated Who's Who in Mythology: Over 1200 Figures from World Cultures

by Senior, Michael; Geoffrey Parrinder (editor)

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1985
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1st edition
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Macmillan, NY, 1985. 1st edition. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. "Here are the gods and goddesses... from Mesopotamia and Ancient Egypt, India and Iran, to Germany and Scandinavia, Native America and Africa… Myths… are stories used to explain or control the world, and to guide human conduct… [The book] describes and explains the origin, nature, character and importance of each mythological… Read more
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Encyclopedia of Gods: Over 2,500 Dieties of the World

by Jordan, Michael

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1993
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1st edition
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Facts on File, NY, 1993. 1st edition. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. "Since the beginning of time, the same mysteries have puzzled people on every continent... Deities have been identified with the human psyche for at least 60,000 years. [This book] offers concise information on more than 2,500 of these deities, from the most ancient gods of polytheistic societies... to the...… Read more
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Legends of the World

by Cavendish, Richard (editor); Eric Fraser, illustrator

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1982
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Schocken, NY, 1982. 1st edition. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. "Here the most important, most popular, and most curious legends from each of the five continents, and from sophisticated and primitive cultures alike, have been chosen… [with] the cultural context of each legend… [Noted also are] the recurring themes and motifs… [of] the same legend, with minor variations..." [Pub. Info] Excellent… Read more
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Pilgrim's Progress: In Two Parts

by Bunyan, John

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1840
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L. and G. Seeley, London, 1840. Hardcover. Leather. Fine. "John Bunyan could be said to have authored one of the most influential books in the English language. But 'The Pilgrim's Progress' is so much more than an historical novel. Bunyan's plan for his readers is for them to travel through this book as an adventure through… Read more
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Angels: An Endangered Species

by Godwin, Malcolm

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1990
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1st edition
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Simon & Schuster, NY, 1990. 1st edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/No Jacket. "In this exquisitely designed volume, the mystical hierarchies of heaven and hell, and the ranking of seraphs, cherubim, archangels and other angelic manifestations are explained in the first comprehensive survey of one of the most powerful and ever-present symbols in our collective vision. 95 four-color illustrations, 30… Read more
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Encyclopedia of World Mythology

by Warner, Rex (Foreword)

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1975
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Galahad Books, NY, 1975. 1st edition. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. "Every people in the world has its own myths; but it is very obvious that many of their myths are strikingly similar. These similarities may be accounted for by assuming a common racial origin at a very remote period, as, for example, in the case of the Indo-Europeans, who are… Read more
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Myths

by Eliot, Alexander; Floyd Yearout, editor

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1976
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1st edition
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Mcgraw-Hill Book Company, UK, 1976. 1st edition. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. "One may think of myths as inspired fantasy. Or place them in the tantalizing realm of the occultÉ Or believe, like Jung and his followers, that myths are the expressions of a psychic process that precedes the advent of the human race. However we define or classify myths, we… Read more
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Roman Mythology

by Perowne, Stewart

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1969
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Paul Hamlyn Publishing Group, UK, 1969. 1st edition. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. "A practical people, the Romans evolved a practical religion which put heavy emphasis on citizen virtues. The object of their religious rites was not to give undemanding worship but to solicit divine aid in keeping the affairs of man and state running smoothly. Inevitably, Rome opened up to… Read more
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Greek Mythology

by Pinsent, John

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1969
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Paul Hamlyn Publishing Group, UK, 1969. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. "Mythology was woven closely ino the fabric of the life and arts of ancient Greece. Most of the drama, poetry, painting and sculpture... is based on stories of gods and heroes and of the mortal men and women with whom they dealt. The myths of the early Greek peoples had… Read more
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All Color Book of Greek Mythology

by Patrick, Richard

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1972
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Octobus Books Ltd, London UK , 1972. 1st edition. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. "The myths of ancient Greece as they have come down to us are dramatic and exciting stories involving many realistic and powerful characters. This beautiful presentation approaches Greek mythology in a new way: the world of the gods and of the heroes and some of the… Read more
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Tomb Sculpture: Its Changing Aspects from Ancient Egypt to Bernini

by Panofsky, Erwin

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1992
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Harry N Abrams, NY, 1992. 1st edition. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. "This book, a classic text of 20th-century art historical writing, presents a quartet of lectures by the late Erwin Panofsky, one of the century's leading interpreters of the meaning of works of art." [Pub. Info] Larger format. There is a protective mylar cover. [Please check shipping cost for larger… Read more
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Thus Spoke Zarathustra: A Book For All and None

by Nietzsche, Frederich; Introduction by Mrs. Forster-Nietzche translated by Thomas Common

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1923
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Limited edition
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Macmillan, NY, 1923. Limited edition. Hardcover. Fine. "Thus Spoke Zarathustra' is a masterpiece of literature as well as philosophy. It was Nietzsche's own favorite and has proved to be his most popular. In this book he addresses the problem of how to live a fulfilling life in a world without meaning, in the aftermath of 'the death of… Read more
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The Song of the Nibelungs

by Ryder, Frank G. (translator)

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1962
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Wayne State University , 1962. Hardcover. Near Fine/Very Good. An epic poem about a dragon-slayer, Siegfried. Consisted of three manuscripts. Written pre-Christianity based on folk traditions and historic events. Middle German. Recognized in UNESCO's World Register for historic significance. There is a protective mylar cover. 1ST THUS
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