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Cosmic Zygote: Cosmology in the Amazon Basin
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Cosmic Zygote: Cosmology in the Amazon Basin

By Roe, Peter R.

New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press, 1982 Roe develops an original model explaining the myths and folktales of the lowland tribes from South America's Amazon basin based on 384 representative myths from 69 Indian groups, giving special empfhasis to the Shipibo Indians, with whom he lived. Red cloth with gilt titling to spine, frontispiece, several black and white illustrations, 384 pages. Minor edge wear, faint foxing to top of textblock edge. Inside the book is clean and tight. Dust jacket shows light shelf wear and crease to back flap. Due to the value of this book, we might ask you to approve additional shipping charges to cover the cost of insurance and tracking, but no extra charge will apply without your consent. Hard Cover. Very Good -/Very Good -. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$395.00

Jounral of American Folklore, January-March 1968, Vol. 81, No. 319
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Jounral of American Folklore, January-March 1968, Vol. 81, No. 319

By Greenway, John (editor)

Austin, TX: The American Folklore Society, Inc., University of Texas Press, 1968 Jounral of American Folklore, January - March 1968, Vol. 81, No. 319. ARticles are: "Proverbs of Palau", "The Nature of Speech According to Japanese Proverbs", and "Toward the Indexing of Ballad Texts", followed by Obituaries, Notes & Queries, and Book Reviews. 94 pages. Some shelf wear and light age darkening, prevous owner's name to front, inside clean and tight. Jounral of American Folklore, January-March 1968, Vol. 81, No. 319 Card Cover. Good+ to Very Good-/-. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" Tall.

$15.00

Pacific Folk Tales
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Pacific Folk Tales

By Benson, Cliff

Suva, Fiji Islands: Desai Bookshops, 1983 A book of Pacific Legends for use at The Junior Secondary School Level. Yellow card cover with red titling to front, black titling to spine, text illustrated with maps of the islands, black and white photographs and line drawings, 75 pages. Sunning to spine and back cover, some shelf wear. For some international orders we will ask you to approve additional shipping charges to cover the cost of tracking and insurance to your country, but no extra charge will apply without your consent. Soft Cover. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$20.00

: Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimm 1. - 37.
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: Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimm 1. - 37.

By Hartman, Gary V., Brothers Grimm

2000 The Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimm newly translated from the Original German by Gary V. Hartman. Hartman felt that existing translations do not take into account the psychology of the tales. Black plastic comb binding, clear plastic front cover, green plastic back cover, white paper, 193 pages. Minor shelf wear. For some international orders we will ask you to approve additional shipping charges to cover the cost of tracking and insurance to your country, but no extra charge will apply without your consent. Comb Binding. Very Good/-. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

$35.00

Children of the Sun God: A Journey with the White Lions Into the Heart of Human Evolution
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Children of the Sun God: A Journey with the White Lions Into the Heart of Human Evolution

By Tucker, Linda

Milpark, South Africa: Earthyear Books/M&G Books, 2001 "After being rescued from a frightening encounter with lions in the Timbavati game region...Linda Tucker embarks on a journey into the mysteries of the most sacred animal on the African continent: the legendary white lion." Brown hard cover with gilt titling on spine, black and white illustrations as well as a 32 page cluster of colour plates, 400 pages. Cover has edge wear with bumped corners and spine ends, text block edge has some pale smudges, text is clean and tight. Dust jacket has light edge wear, more wear to corners and spine ends and light shelf wear. Shipping charges are calculated for a standard parcel under 1 kg. Additional charges will apply for heavier shipments, but not until the customer agrees. Canadian customers, please note that applicable sales taxes will be added. Please contact us with any questions you might have. First Edition. Hard Cover. Good/Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$40.00

Tales of Heritage
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Tales of Heritage

By Bouraoui, Hedi

Willowdale, Ontario: Upstairs Gallery A "visually beautiful presentation of traditional folk-tales and legends retold in charming verse" by Professor Hedi Bouraoui and illustrated by Saul Field's colour engravings. SIGNED by both author and artist. Colourfully illustrated brown soft cover with white titling, tan end papers, illustrated with full colour, full page engravings, unpaginated (aproximately 40 pages). Cover has light edge wear, negligible shelf wear, interior is clean and tight, colours are bright - a very attractive copy. Shipping charges are calculated for a standard parcel under 1 kg. Additional charges will apply for heavier shipments, but not until the customer agrees. Canadian customers, please note that applicable sales taxes will be added. Please contact us with any questions you might have. Signed by Artist and Author. Soft Cover. Very Good-. Illus. by Field, Saul. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" Tall-Oblong.

$35.00

Vasukipuranam (Critically Edited)
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Vasukipuranam (Critically Edited)

By Shastri, Anant Ram

Delhi, India: Nag Publishers, 1981 The story of Vasuki, one of the king serpents (Naga) of Hindu and Buddhist mythology. Foreword, in English, by Dayanand Bhargava, on serpent cults. Book is written in Sanskrit. Red hard cover with white titling on spine, eight pages of black and white illustrations at back, book is not paginated in English numerals. Light wear to spine ends and corners, book is clean, bright and tight. Shipping charges are calculated for a standard parcel under 1 kg. Additional charges will apply for heavier shipments, but not until the customer agrees. Canadian customers, please note that applicable sales taxes will be added. Please contact us with any questions you might have. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good-. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$32.00

Once Upon A Time: Forty Hungarian Folk-Tales
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Once Upon A Time: Forty Hungarian Folk-Tales

By Illyes, Gyula, Editor

Budapest, Hungary: Corvina Press, 1964 Translated from the Hungarian by Barna Balogh & Susan Kun, translation revised by Ruth Sutter. Edited by prominent Hungarian writer Gyula Illyes primarily for children; editor recasts these tales, but only to the degree of polishing the crudities and the carelesness inevitable in actural story telling, retaining all the original beauty and natural freshness of feeling. Grey hard cover with grey titling on spine, 286 pages. Corners lightly bumped, occasional small brown marks on text block edges. Dust jacket has edge wear which is most pronounced on spine ends and lower corners, spine and edges sunned, cover has shelf wear with light creases. Jacket is protected by a clear plastic Brodart cover. This is a very handsome little book - clean, bright and tight. Shipping charges are calculated for a standard parcel under 1 kg. Additional charges will apply for heavier shipments, but not until the customer agrees. Canadian customers, please note that applicable sales taxes will be added. Please contact us with any questions you might have. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Good+. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall.

$85.00

Unlucky Plants
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Unlucky Plants

By Vickery, Roy

London: Folklore Society c/o University College London, 1985 Book is Folklore Society Folklore Survey 1, conducted by members of the Folklore Society in 1982-1984, during which a list of over seventy plants was compiled. Book gives a summary of the findings with a number of historical and other comments. White soft cover, brown titling and illustration on front, black titling on spine, 92 pages. Cover has shelf wear, pages slightly darkened, book is clean, bright and tight. Shipping charges are calculated for a standard parcel under 1 kg. Additional charges will apply for heavier shipments, but not until the customer agrees. Canadian customers, please note that applicable sales taxes will be added. Please contact us with any questions you might have. Soft Cover. Very Good-. Illus. by Thompson, Hilli. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$30.00

From Round Table to Grail Castle
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From Round Table to Grail Castle

By Wyatt, Isabel

Peredur, East Grinstead, Sussex, England: Lanthorn Press, 1979 There exist many different versions both of the stories of King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table and of the High Adventure of the Holy Grail. The author based her approach on the researches of Rudolf Steiner demonstrating how each seemingly insignificant detail is the earthly reflection of a spiritual reality. Green cloth with green titling to front and spine, illustrated endpapers, 264 pages. Light edge wear, a bump to the top corner of cover. Dust jacket shows some edge wear and sunning to spine and gradually into front and back. Shipping charges are calculated for a standard parcel under 1 kg. Additional charges will apply for heavier shipments, but not until the customer agrees. Canadian customers, please note that applicable sales taxes will be added. Please contact us with any questions you might have. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good-/Good+. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$21.00

Le Kalevala, Epopee Finlandaise et Universelle
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Le Kalevala, Epopee Finlandaise et Universelle

By Kirkinen, Heikki & Hannes Sihvo

Paris, France: Publications Orientalistes De France, 1985 Written in French, book was translated from the original Finnish to French by Francoise Arditti. Colourfully illustrated soft cover with black titling on front and spine, illustrated with handsome colour plates and some black and white photographs, 64 pages. Cover has minor shelf wear and is lightly sunned, otherwise this attractive book appears to be without flaws. Shipping charges are calculated for a standard parcel under 1 kg. Additional charges will apply for heavier shipments, but not until the customer agrees. Canadian customers, please note that applicable sales taxes will be added. Please contact us with any questions you might have. Soft Cover. Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$16.00

What Stories Do We Need? - Audio Book
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What Stories Do We Need? - Audio Book

By Bly, Robert

New York: Sound Horizons Audio Video, Inc., 1991 Well-known poet, storyteller and mythologist Robert Bly encourages listeners to embark on an imaginative and disturbing journey which reminds us that the mythology which we have inherited is often defective. Audio-book consisting of two casettes, still in shrink-wrap. White cover with purple and black titling, purple, black and white illustration. As new. Shipping charges are calculated for a standard parcel under 1 kg. Additional charges will apply for heavier shipments, but not until the customer agrees. Canadian customers, please note that applicable sales taxes will be added. Please contact us with any questions you might have. New. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall.

$20.00

The Works of Hubert Howe Bancroft, Volume III The Native Races - Myths and Languages
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The Works of Hubert Howe Bancroft, Volume III The Native Races - Myths and Languages

By Bancroft, Hubert Howe

San Francisco: A.L. Bancroft & Company, Publishers, 1883 Tan full leather binding, gilt titling on black leather spine labels, raised bands and gilt border on spine, black titling on spine label on front, marbled edges. 805 pages. Corners have wear, darkened text block edges, foxing on end pages, ink stamps and labels from the Legislative Library, B.C. and British Columbia Provincial Museum, two pages of table of content detached but present. Shipping charges are calculated for a standard parcel under 1 kg. Additional charges will apply for heavier shipments, but not until the customer agrees. Canadian customers, please note that applicable sales taxes will be added. Please contact us with any questions you might have. Leather. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$95.00

American Fairy Tales From Rip Van Winkle to the Rootabaga Stories
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American Fairy Tales From Rip Van Winkle to the Rootabaga Stories

By philip, Neil

New York: Hyperion, 1998 Red and white striping with blue titling and a beautiful wood engraving on front cover, blue spine with white titling and white decorations on spine. Beautiful wood engravings throughout. 157 pages. In excellent condition. Shipping charges are calculated for a standard parcel under 1 kg. Additional charges will apply for heavier shipments, but not until the customer agrees. Canadian customers, please note that applicable sales taxes will be added. Please contact us with any questions you might have. Soft Cover. Illus. by McCurdy, Michael. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

$10.75

Words Like Arrows: A Collection of Yiddish Folk Sayings

By Kumove, Shirley

Downsview, Ontario, Canada: University of Toronto Press, 1984 Organized by subject with text is in Hebrew, transcribed Hebrew, and English. Blue cloth with silver titling on spine, more than 50 illustrations by Frank Newfeld, includes introduction, glossary and historical background, 268 pages. Very minor wear to corners and spine ends, first free endpaper has a three- inch by two-inch piece missing from top corner. Dust jacket has minor edge wear, shelf wear, crease mark to inside flap. Shipping charges are calculated for a standard parcel under 1 kg. Additional charges will apply for heavier shipments, but not until the customer agrees. Canadian customers, please note that applicable sales taxes will be added. Please contact us with any questions you might have. A Hardcover. Very Good-/Good+. Illus. by Newfeld, Frank. 8vo - over 7.75"-9.75" Tall.

$19.75

Sacred Drum, The - A Collection of Stories Based on Folklore of Central Africa
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Sacred Drum, The - A Collection of Stories Based on Folklore of Central Africa

By Bloomhill, Greta

Cape Town, South Africa: Howard Timmins, 1960 This collection of stories is based on intensive research of legends of Matabeleland, Mashonaland and Northern Rhodesia. Yellow cloth with red titling on spine, red decoration on front, top edge of text block is coloured, illustrated with seven attractive black and white plates, 168 pages. Lower spine end and lower back corner bumped, light foxing ontext block edges and end papers, text block has slight curve to it. Dust jacket, which is not price-clipped, has edge wear with creasing and chipping, many smudge marks and spots of discoloration. In spite of flaws, this is still a good-looking book - bright colour, tight binding. Shipping charges are calculated for a standard parcel under 1 kg. Additional charges will apply for heavier shipments, but not until the customer agrees. Canadian customers, please note that applicable sales taxes will be added. Please contact us with any questions you might have. First Edition. Hard Cover. Good+/Good. Illus. by Kibel,Leonora. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$22.00

De Weg Tot Elkander

By Gulbranssen, Trygve

Den Haag: M.C. Stok Date of illustration on frontispiece is 1930. Written in Dutch. Tan cloth with gilt titling on spine, gilt and gold decoration on spine and front, decorated end papers, colour frontispiece, handsome black and white illustrations throughout. Spine slightly cocked, a few faint smudge marks on cover, text block edges darkened. Dust jacket, which has edge wear, is black with colour pastedown which also has eome edgewear; dust jacket is lightly sunned. This is a handsome book. 311 pages. Shipping charges are calculated for a standard parcel under 1 kg. Additional charges will apply for heavier shipments, but not until the customer agrees. Canadian customers, please note that applicable sales taxes will be added. Please contact us with any questions you might have. Hard Cover. Good/Good. Illus. by Anton Pieck. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$25.00

Road to St. Ola & Other Stories
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Road to St. Ola & Other Stories

By Trumble, David & Glen Ellis

Don Mills, Ontario: J. M. Dent & Sons, 1978 A delightful book of reminiscences spanning over a century by Canada's oldest author: country lore, folk remedy, and backwoods tales and legend . Text is by Glen Ellis based on David Trumble's oral reminiscences. Green cloth with silver titling on spine, illustrated with black and white photographs taken by Glen Ellis, 143 pages. Negligible wear to lower edge of cover, the date 1979 and a letter "X" in ink on front endpaper, book is clean, bright and tight. Dust jacket has light edge wear and a slightly sunned spine. Shipping charges are calculated for a standard parcel under 1 kg. Additional charges will apply for heavier shipments, but not until the customer agrees. Canadian customers, please note that applicable sales taxes will be added. Please contact us with any questions you might have. Hard Cover. Very Good-/Very Good-. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$10.00