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Bullfinch's Mythology
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Bullfinch's Mythology

By Bullfinch, Thomas

New York: Thomas Y. Crowell Publication date not indicated. Two-inch tear in the leather binding at the joint of the spine and front cover at the top, otherwise about fine. Beautifully bound in red leather with single-ruled gilt borders around the outer edges, dentelle borders around the inner edges. Five raised bands on the spine with gilt embellishment or lettering within each compartment. Marbled end papers. All edges gilt. Tissue guard at the title page. 957 pages, illustrated, with the following sections at the back of the book: Proverbial Expressions, List of Illustrative Passages, and Dictionary and Index.. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket. Illus. by Elinore Blaisdell.

$50.00

Treasury of Chinese Folk Tales: Beloved myths and Legends from the Middle Kiingdom
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Treasury of Chinese Folk Tales: Beloved myths and Legends from the Middle Kiingdom

By Fu, Shelley

Rutland, Vermont: Tuttle Publishing, 2008. Seven stories collected and retold by Shelley Fu "from the stories of Pan Gu and Nu Wo, creators of the world, to Bai Su-Tzin, a snake who took on human form and found true love, this mesmerizing book includes myths of creation, mortality and love. More than just a storybook, Treasury of Chinese Folk Tales also explores the historical impact and roots of each tale… Includes an historical introduction charting the origins of these tales, story notes that examine their deeper meanings and the Chinese traditions they reflect, and a pronunciation guide. The beautiful illustrations help introduce these stories and the spirit of China." 129 pages, including List of Characters, Further Reading, and the aforementioned Pronunciation Guide.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Near Fine. Illus. by Patrick Yee.

$30.00

Unnatural History: An Illustrated Bestiary
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Unnatural History: An Illustrated Bestiary

By Clair, Colin

New York: Abelard-Schuman, 1967. Shelf wear. Previous owner name and address on front free endpaper. Several pages have underlining and/or margin notes. Jacket has edge wear, chipping and a tape-repaired tear at the top edge of the front panel. 256 pages with Bibliography. . Hard Cover. Very Good/Good.

$15.00

The Little Good People: Folk Tales of Ireland
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The Little Good People: Folk Tales of Ireland

By Foyle, Kathleen

London: Frederick Warne & Co., Ltd. Green pictorial cloth, some edge wear. Pictorial endpapers with character illustrations seen in the book. No date indicated. The jacket is edge-worn and chipped. The rear panel has a large piece missing at the top. Protected from further damage in a new Mylar cover. 163 pages, beautifully illustrated with eight color plates and black & white drawings in the text. Folk tales, legends, and stories, both humorous and sad, from the Emerald Isle.. Hard Cover. Very Good+/Fair. Illus. by Peter Fraser.

$20.00

The Nightcharmer and Other Tales of Claude Seignolle
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The Nightcharmer and Other Tales of Claude Seignolle

By Seignolle, Claude; Edited and Translated with an Introduction by Eric Hollingsworth Deudon

College Station, Texas: Texas A & M University Press, 1983. Price-clipped jacket with a small scuff mark and a small top-edge tear to the front panel. Light edge wear. Eight tales of mystery and the supernatural from the distinguished French ethnographer and folklorist. Foreword by Lawrence Durrell.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Very Good. Illus. by Parsons, Kristen.

$12.00