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GUARDIAN OF THE GRAIL: A NEW LIGHT ON THE ARTHURIAN LEGEND

By Whitehead, John

New York: Barnes & Noble Books, 1993. HC. fine w/fine dustjacket (hardcover). B&W frontis. ISBN 1566193850 Whitehead has developed a new and revolutionary theory as to the true identity of King Arthur. Whitehead argues that Arthur was Arwirag the Briton, who contended against the Roman Emperor Claudius and later endowed Glastonbury, the historical Caractacus. 352pp.

$5.00

THE TALE OF SIR GAWAIN

By Philip, Neil

New York: Philomel Books, 1987. HC. very good+ w/very good+ dustjacket (hardcover). ill. by Charles Keeping. ISBN 0399214887 Sir Gawain, nephew of King Arthur, lies wounded outside the besieged castle in France where Sir Lancelot has fled. The glorious Round Table has crumbled under the weight of jealous rivalries, and a way of life is about to end forever. 103pp.

$7.50

THE KING ARTHUR COMPANION: THE LEGENDARY WORLD OF CAMELOT AND THE ROUND TABLE

By Karr, Phyllis Ann

Reston, VA: Reston Publishing Company, 1983. HC. very good w/very good dustjacket (hardcover). B&W illustrations. ISBN 0835936988 This volume contains about 700 entries, all arranged in alphabetical order, and fully cross-referenced. The most prominent feature of this book is a "who's who" of Arthurian legend. Also included are separate sections on "what's what" (as with famous weapons) and a "where's where" with many geographical identifications from actual maps of ancient Britain. 174pp.

$7.00

THE LOVERS OF THE WORLD - Volume I and Volume III - Only

By Saltus, Edgar (compiled from the best authorities by)

New York: Peter Fenelon Collier, Pub, 1900. HC. good, brown cloth (hardcover). B&W illustrations. A Chronicle of The Sensational Dramas, Enchanting Romances, Tragical Histories, Pathetic Trials, Fierce Passions and Pure Hearts of All Who Have Lived and Loved From the Earliest Times to the Present Day with Faithful Descriptions of the Virtus and Charms Which Inspired Them and the Joys and Disasters Which They Caused." Two of three volumes only: Volume I, 372pp; and, Volume III, 381pp.

$45.00

HELEN: MYTH, LEGEND, AND THE CULTURE OF MISOGYNY

By Meagher, Robert Emmet

New York: Continuum, 1995. HC. very good+ w/very good+ dustjacket (hardcover). ISBN 0826408508 This work draws on the most reliable of the Helen books and offers a portrait of Helen as the archetypal woman of Western culture. 191pp.

$5.00

MYTHOLOGY OF THE AMERICAS

By Burland, Cottie; Nicholson, Irene; and, Osborne, Harold

London: Hamlyn, 1970. HC. very good w/very good dustjacket (hardcover). B&W and color illustrations. ISBN 060030017X A treasure house of human experience which records the advance of man from the simple palaeolithic hunter of the Arctic wastes to the sophisticated, cultured artistocrat of the Aztec and Inca cities. 407pp.

$15.00

THE TALKING STONE: BEING EARLY AMERICAN STORIES TOLD BEFORE THE WHITE MAN'S DAY ON THIS CONTINENT BY THE INDIANS AND ESKIMOS

By Cunningham, Caroline (stories selected and retold by) (signed, inscribed by the author)

New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1939. HC. good w/lightly chipped dustjacket, inscribed by the author. ill. by Richard Floethe. These stories tell of a hunter crossing a frozen lake on the ice, of boys shooting with their bows and arrows, of two sisters going out to gather firewood and of a maiden waiting on the shore at twilight hoping to see a certain handsome young brave come paddling home. 118pp.

$15.00

PAST RUINED ILION... A BIBLIOGRAPHY OF ENGLISH AND AMERICAN LITERATURE BASED ON GRECO-ROMAN MYTHOLOGY

By Boswell, Jeanetta

Metuchen, NJ: The Scarecrow Press, Inc, 1982. HC. fine, black cloth (hardcover). ISBN 0810815494 The objective of this work is quite simple: to collect and arrange alphabetically by author a wide selection of literature--mostly poems, with a few plays and novels--written on Greco-Roman mythological themes. 321pp.

$5.00

A DRAUGHT OF THE BLUE TOGETHER WITH AN ESSENCE OF THE DUSK

By Bain, F. W. (translated from the original manuscripts by)

New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1906. HC. good, blue cloth (hardcover). B&W illustrations. 245pp.

$12.50

PEASANT CUSTOMS AND SAVAGE MYTHS: SELECTIONS FROM THE BRITISH FOLKLORISTS, VOLUME TWO

By Dorson, Richard M. (edited by)

London: Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1968. HC. very good w/good dustjacket (hardcover). ISBN 0710029667 Among those writings represented are Andrew Lang, Sidney Hartland, George Laurence Gomme, Alfred Nutt and Joseph Jacobs. The subjects they discuss range from the origin and dispersion of the Aryans, through the mythopoeic world view of early man, to the animistic philosophy of savages and the survivals of primitive belief among peasants. 751pp.

$6.50