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BULFINCH'S COMPLETE MYTHOLOGY
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BULFINCH'S COMPLETE MYTHOLOGY

By Bulfinch, Thomas

London: Spring Books , 1989. (vi), + 679pp. Book clean and square. Boards and spine undamaged. Textblock unmarked. Illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket nominally edgeworn and bumped only. Thomas Bulfinch (1796-1867), by profession a teacher, spent much of his leisure time continuing the classical studies he began at Harvard. Identifying a neeed for a popular approach to classical literature he produced 'The Age of Fable', followed by 'The Age of Chivalry' and 'Legends of Charlemagne', all of which are presented in this volume . . . Contents include: Prelims., The Age of Fable (41 chapters). The Age of Chivalry (3 'parts' - 38 chapters). The Legends of Charlemagne (26 chapters). Index. Book weight approx. 1.1 KG. * Customers outside Australia - This item will incur extra postage charges as it weighs over 1KG. Please email for quote. Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. First Thus. Hardcover and Dustjacket. Very Good +/Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$17.16

THE COMPLETE ENCYCLOPEDIA OF GREEK MYTHOLOGY : The World of the Greek Gods and Heroes in Words and Pictures
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THE COMPLETE ENCYCLOPEDIA OF GREEK MYTHOLOGY : The World of the Greek Gods and Heroes in Words and Pictures

By Houtzager, Guus

The Netherlands : Rebo Publishers, 2003. 269pp., colour illustrations throughout. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Gloss illustrated boards undamaged. Like-illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket negligibly edge-creased at head. From the rear panel: " . . . the main Greek gods, heroes, demigods and other mythological figures and expressions are dealt with very clearly. Key words are given at the beginning in a comprehensive introduction, in which you can read about how the myths came into existence, and well as the meanings that lie behind them. Includes Bibliography and Index, 500 colour illustrations. " Book weight approx. 900g. * Customers outside Australia - This item will incur extra postage charges as it will weigh over 1KG. with packing. Please email for quote. . First Edition. Hardcover and Dustjacket. Very Good +/Very Good +. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$14.30

THE LITTLE PEOPLE : Stories of Fairies, Pixies, and Other Small Folk
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THE LITTLE PEOPLE : Stories of Fairies, Pixies, and Other Small Folk

By Philip, Neil

New York: Harry N Abrams, 2002. 115pp., colour art illustrations (credited) throughout, plus colour line-drawn illustrations by Jacqueline Mair, illustrated endpapers. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Art-illustrated (Richard Doyle), loose-plastic protected dusjacket very good+. From the jacket flap: "Lavishly illustrated, this lively survey of the little people is packed with intriguing tales about all kinds of fairy creatures, from fairy queens, elves, and brownies, to lutins, mermaids, dwarfs and trolls. Along with these tales are sumptuous images of the fairy world by artists such as William Blake, Richard Dadd, John Anster Fitzgerald, and Richard Doyle, supplemented with newly commissioned drawings by Jacqueline Mair." Includes Bibliography, and A Glossary of Fairies. Book weight approx. 730g. . First Edition, First Impression. Hardcover and Dustjacket. Very Good +/Very Good +. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

$17.87

TALES OF MY GRANDMOTHER'S DREAMTIME
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TALES OF MY GRANDMOTHER'S DREAMTIME

By Naiura

Mascot, NSW, Australia: Bartel Publications, 2006. 44pp., recto page colour Aboriginal art illustrations by Naiura. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Aboriginal art illustrated gloss boards negligibly surface scuffed only. Authentic Aboriginal fables as told by the author's grandmother. Contents include: Dreamtime Symbols - Their Meanings, 17 fables, commencing with 'Baralga, the Foolish Brolga', and closing with 'Warrigal and the Mundurra, the Old Dingo and The Hunter'. Juvenile literature. Book weight approx. 470g. . Reprint. Hardcover. Very Good +. Illus. by Naiura . 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

$15.73

ICELANDIC FOLK AND FAIRY TALES
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ICELANDIC FOLK AND FAIRY TALES

By Hallmundsson, May and Hallberg (Selected and Translated by)

Reykjavik, Iceland: Forlagid, 2012. 123pp., b/white illustrations by Kjartan Gudjonsson. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Illustrated card wrapper negligibly edge-rubbed at foot. English translation by May and Hallberg Hallmundsson. Foreword by same. "Spanning the rich folk tradition from ghosts and elves to sorcerers, saints and outlaws, the stories reflect everyday life in Iceland through the centuries, throwing a unique light on the Icelandic character in humorous as well as serious circumstances. The Hallmundssons have selected and translated all the tales in this volume from the classic collection of 19th-century folklorist Jon Arnason, who devoted years of his life to recording stories preserved by oral tradition since the early days of Iceland's history. Book weight approx. 230g. *Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight.. Reprint. Softcover. Very Good +. Illus. by Kjartan Gudjonsson. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$12.87

GREEK MYTHS : Illustrated Edition
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GREEK MYTHS : Illustrated Edition

By Graves, Robert

London: Book Club Associates, 1985. 256pp., colour and b/white illustrations throughout. Book clean. Spine firm, gilt title there-on. Plain grey boards very good. Tanned strip to front and rear endpapers, else leaves clean. Foxing spots to rear pastedown. Illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket softly creased head and foot of spine. "This beautifully illustrated edition includes the major part of the author's original text so that the reader can concentrate on the stories themselves without the critical apparatus . . . Using photographs of ancient Greek art treasures, paintings and pots, statues and carvings, the book portrays the larger-than-life characters whose sometimes all too human activities throng the pages of this handsome book." Includes Index. Book weight approx. 505g. . Reprint. Hardcover and Dustjacket. Very Good/Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$10.01

THE BOOK OF GREMLINS
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THE BOOK OF GREMLINS

By Ridley, Michael and Neary, Bryan

London: J.M. Dent & Sons, 1980. Unpaginated (160pp.), colour-art illustrations by Bryan Neary, throughout. Book clean, square. Spine firm, gilt title there-on. Plain boards negligibly edge-rubbed only. Leaves clean. Illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket has a short closed tear to lower spine fold, else negligible edge-creasing. "There is little doubt that this major work will radically change traditional mythological research. Bryan Neary - the arty one - has captured the unbelievable world of the Gremlin in his detailed and accurate paintings in glorious Gremlincolour, which adorn every page of the book. Michael Ridley, a Doctor of Gremlinology, exposes the true nature of Gremlins, outlines Gremlin philosophy and social behaviour and the seat of Gremlin government . . . " Book weight approx. 760g. . First Edition. Hardcover and Dustjacket. Very Good +/Very Good. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

$11.44

CELTIC MYTHOLOGY

Scotland: Geddes & Grosset, 2006. 480pp., b/white illustrations. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Illustrated gloss boards undamaged. "Famous legends from Celtic mythology retold and explained for the modern reader . . . This fascinating book tells the story of how Celtic mythology survived in a world in which writing was prohibited and evolved to take into account historical events and the coming of Christianity. It also contains many of the famous legends themselves drawing parallels to many of them with the Classic myths of Greece and Rome. In addition there is an A - Z guide that describes the legacy and the customs of the Celts as well as the personalities of their mythology." Book weight approx. 975g. * Buyers outside Australia - This item will incur extra postage charges as it will weigh over 1KG. with packing. Please email for quote. . Reprint. Hardcover. Very Good +. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$11.44

CLASSICAL MYTHOLOGY
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CLASSICAL MYTHOLOGY

By (Geddes & Grossett)

Scotland: Geddes & Grosset, 2002. 479pp., b/white art illustrations of paintings and sculptures, intext. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean and unmarked. Illustrated gloss boards undamaged. Like-illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket very softly creased to a small portion of lower edge, negligibly scuffed only. "A collection of Classical myths, retold for the modern reader and with illustrations of paintings and sculptures inspired by them. Introductory material on the origin and development of Greek mythology. A dictionary of the tales, characters and traditions of Greek and Roman mythology. Book weight approx. 1.18 KG. * Buyers outside Australia - This item will incur extra postage charges as it weighs over 1KG. Please email for quote. . Reprint. Hardcover and Dustjacket. Very Good +/Very Good+.. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

$15.73

THE SONG OF TALIESIN : Tales from King Arthur's Bard
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THE SONG OF TALIESIN : Tales from King Arthur's Bard

By Matthews, John

Wheaton, Illinois, U.S.A.: Quest Books/Theosophical Publishing House, 2001. xii, + 234pp., intext b/white art-illustrations by Stuart Littlejohn. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean and unmarked. Art-illustrated ('Riders of the Sidhe', John Duncan) card wrapper mildly edgeworn only, plus one tiny corner crease. "Twenty rare Celtic tales from Camelot . . . We know of Arthur as the 'once and future' legendary King . . . less known is Arthur's poet Taliesin - who, like Merlin, was said to have Shamanic powers . . . John Matthews has spent decades mining original sources, embellishing fragments with his rich knowledge of Celtic lore to create these little-known stories." Contents include: Acks., Note On Pronunciation, Introduction, 20 chapters, Sources, Notes. Book weight approx. 530g. . First Thus. Softcover. Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$11.44

THE REAL BIRTH OF APHRODITE : Amarna in Greek Mythology. Multiple Proofs of the Secret Amarna Presence in Greek Mythology
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THE REAL BIRTH OF APHRODITE : Amarna in Greek Mythology. Multiple Proofs of the Secret Amarna Presence in Greek Mythology

By Strong, R. A., And Macklin, Bernard

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia: B.M.Minton Publishing, 2000. iv, + 595pp., b/white halftone frontispiece, plus like, intext plates and line illustrations. Book clean and square. Spine firm, with a hint of a reading crease. At least three (that we found) errata slips (p.225, 355 and rear fly sheet). Leaves clean. Art-illustrated card wrapper minimally edgeworn and creased, with an unobtrusive (3mm) punch-hole through rear wrap, and fly-sheet. Previously published in various formats. this second edition (complete with erratas) with corrections and additional material includes: Prelims., Preface(s), Intro., 25 chapters, Biblio., Index. Maps. Book weight approx. 760g. . First Thus (Revised) . Softcover. Very Good +. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$15.73

A COMPANION TO THE FOLKLORE, MYTHS & CUSTOMS OF BRITAIN

By Alexander, Marc

England: BCA, by arrangement with Sutton Publishing, 2004. xii, + 356pp., plus 16 page, colour-plate illustrated section, b/white halftone illustrations throughout. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Three very small splash stains to foot of textblock. Illustrated (Front: Green Man sculpture, Cottingley Wood, Arthur's Round Table) card wrapper nominally scuffed, soft corner crease to rear. " . . . provides a comprehensive A-Z companion to legends and customs in England, Scotland and Wales, covering everything from witchcraft, ghosts and fairies to legendary figures, standing stones and mythical creatures . . . over 1000 entries and over 300 colour and b/white illustrations . . . " Also includes: The Folklore Year, Folklore Sites and Further Reading. Book weight approx. 770g.. First Reprint. Softcover. Very Good +. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$14.30

EXCALIBUR : The Search for Arthur
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EXCALIBUR : The Search for Arthur

By Williams, Gwyn A.

London: BBC Books, 1994. 224pp., colour-art frontispiece, colour plates throughout, supported by several b/white halftone plates. Book clean and square. Bright gilt title over lightly bumped spine. Plain brown boards undamaged. Thin remainder stripe (black felt pen) on foot of text-block, otherwise leaves clean. Art-illustrated ('Lancelot Fighting a Lion', French manuscript, 1344, Bibliotheque Nationale, Paris), loose-plastic protected dustjacket nominally edgeworn only. Produced to accompany a television series, Gwyn Williams considers the shadowy links between Arthur, Stonehedge and Celtic rituals, and slender evidence of the historical Arthur, before describing how these stories and myths developed . . . Contents include; Prelims., 12 chapters, Biblio., Index. Book weight approx. 835g. . First Edition. Hardcover and Dustjacket. Very Good +/Very Good +. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

$15.73

FOLK TALES AND FABLES OF THE WORLD

By Hayes, Barbara (Retold by)

Auckland, New Zealand: David Bateman Ltd., 2007. 288pp., colour-art illustrations throughout (mostly full-page) by highly acclaimed illustrator Robert Ingpen. Pattern-print endpapers. Book clean and square. Spine firm, nominal bump on head of backstrip. All edges gilt on pristine text-block. Attached ribbon bookmark. Art-illustrated (Robert Ingpen) gloss boards undamaged. First published by David Bateman in 1987, this edition contains over sixty traditional folk tales and fables from Europe, Africa, Asia, the Middle East, Australasia, and the Americas. Includes Bibliography. Book weight approx. 1.32 KG. * Buyers outside Australia - This item will incur extra postage charges as it weighs over 1KG. Please email for quote. . First Thus. Hardcover and Dustjacket. Near Fine/Near Fine. Illus. by Robert Ingpen. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

$25.02

VIKING MYTHS & LEGENDS

By Sullivan, K. E.

London: Brockhampton Press, 1998. 128pp., colour plate illustrations (some full-page) throughout. Book clean. Spine firm. Leaves pristine. Art-illustrated (Front: 'The Viking Sea Raiders', Albert Goodwin) gloss boards nominally bumped on head of backstrip, else fine. Identically-illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket nominally edgeworn only. Gods, goddesses, monsters, giants, elves and trolls contrast with earnest romances in Viking mythology. Heroes like Odin and Thor, Freyia and Loki, Sigurd and Gundrun are celebrated in this beautifully illustrated book of legends and sagas of bygone cultures in the Viking tradition . . . Contents include: Intro., Creation Myths, Legends of Odin and Asgard, ditto Thor, Freyia and other stories, End of the World, Glossary, Notes, Index. Book weight approx. 860g. * Buyers outside Australia - This item will incur extra postage charges as it will weigh over 1KG. with packing. Please email for quote. . First Thus. Hardcover and Dustjacket. Near Fine/Very Good +. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

$15.73

ANCIENT GREECE
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ANCIENT GREECE

By Kavacs, Charles (Edited by Peter Snow)

Great Britain: Floris Books, 2004. 174pp. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean, one page corner-creased. Illustrated card wrapper negligibly edgeworn, small, soft corner crease to rear. "A re-telling of Greek mythology and ancient history as recommended for Steiner-Waldorf curriculum class 5-6 (age 10-12)." Contents include: Preface, Greek Mythology, The Argonauts, Perseus, The Twelve Labours of Heracles, Theseus, Greek History, Alexander the Great, Index. Book weight approx. 250g. Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight.. First Thus. Softcover. Very Good +. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$14.30

CREATION MYTHS : Man's Introduction to the World
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CREATION MYTHS : Man's Introduction to the World

By Maclagan, David

London: Thames & Hudson, 1977. 96pp., colour and b/white plates, diagrams, drawings, halftone illustrations, throughout. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Art-illustrated card wrapper negligibly edgeworn only. "Every culture, no matter how simple, has left us some framework designed to account for the origin and nature of the world's life-structures . . . They describe the cosmos in human, and man in cosmic, terms . . . " A stand-alone volume in the 'Art and Imagination' series. Book weight approx. 360g. Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight.. First Edition. Softcover. Very Good +. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

$12.15

CHRISTIAN MYTHOLOGY

By Every, George

England: Hamlyn, 1987. 144pp., colour plate frontispiece (the first leaf of the Book of Kells), plus colour and b/white plates and illustrations (paintings, stained glass, manuscripts, and sculpture from many ages), throughout. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Art-illustrated (Front cover-'The Miraculous Verification of the True Cross of Christ', detail of a painting by Piero della Francesca. Back panel-Pentecost from a thirteenth-century French manuscript) card wrapper negligibly edgeworn only. A stand-alone volume in the 'Library of the World's Myths and Legends' series. Contents include: Intro., 9 chapters, plus Further Reading and Index. Book weight approx. 620g. . Revised. Softcover. Very Good +. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

$12.15

THE LEGEND OF TE TUNA

By Adams, Richard

London: Sidgwick & Jackson, 1986. 71pp., double-page, colour art plates, and b/white illustrations, by Ul de Rico. Book clean, square. Black boards lightly bumped at head. Leaves clean, negligibly browned at top edge. Art-illustrated (Ul de Rico), loose-plastic protected dustjacket mildly edgeworn only. Fascinated by the Polynesian legend of Hina, the beautiful goddess of the sky; Maui, the half-human, half-divine trickster-hero; and the feared Te Tuna, terrible giant eel of the ocean depths, author Richard Adams wrote this narrative poem which retells the greatest of South Sea Legends . . . Book weight approx. 300g. Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight.. First Thus. Hardcover and Dustjacket. Very Good +/Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$14.30

UNDER THE STARFRUIT TREE : Folktales from Vietnam
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UNDER THE STARFRUIT TREE : Folktales from Vietnam

By Terada, Alice M. (Told by)

United States: University Of Hawaii Press, 1993. 136pp., full page, b/white art illustrations by Janet Larsen. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Art-illustrated card wrapper mildly rubbed along spine, minor edgewear, light bump to rear. Alice M. Terada, reading specialist and writer, presents stories from North and South Vietnam, which provide insight into the history and culture of the Vietnamese peoples, be they mountain tribes, lowland farmers or fishing people. Sections include: Foibles of Man and Quirks of Animals, Tales from the Lowlands and the Highlands, Spirit World and Food, Love and Laughter. Book weight approx. 220g. Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight.. Reprint. Softcover. Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$12.15

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