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If you are passionate about mythology, you should definitely peruse the rare mythology books section of the Biblio Rare Book Room. There are some truly remarkable rare mythology books available, and many of them come complete with gorgeous illustrations and ornate, unusual bindings. There is a wide variety of topics explored in the rare mythology books section of the Biblio Rare Book Room, and any of these books would surely increase the value of your rare and antique book collection.

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ICONOLOGIE PAR FIGURES. OU TRAITE COMPLET DES ALLEGORIES EMBLEMES &c. Ouvrage utile aux Artistes,...

ICONOLOGIE PAR FIGURES. OU TRAITE COMPLET DES ALLEGORIES EMBLEMES &c. Ouvrage utile aux Artistes, aux Amateurs et pouvant servir a l'education du jeunes personnes. Par M.M. Gravelot et Cochin. Tome III [only of 4]

by Gravelot et Cochin, M.M. [Hubert Francois Bourguignon d’Anville, called Gravelot, and Charles Nicolas Cochin, the Younger]

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Paris: Chez Le Pan, Rue S. Guillaume la premiere porte Cochere a droite en entrant par la rue S. Dominique, 1791 from editor's note in another vol.. Softcover. Good. Finely engraved plates (49 of 50) + engraved titlepage. Plates all "del" or "invenit" by Gravelot or Cochin, with various engravers named.. 232 by 153mm Volume III (of IV) octavo "en brochure", uncut thus edges dusty with all illustrated plates loosely laid in but all text pages in gatherings of 8 leaves. Half title + engraved titlepage + 48 plates but the first plate lacking its text [ie pages 1 & 2] + 100pp + partial index (index lacks A-N pp101-4 but p105/6 present covering letters N to Z). The plates are not within the collation and loose (as from the publisher) and only some are numbered but numbers are not sequential and several have the same number although the plates are not the same. All plates face a text page with the subject that matches the title opposite. *An outstanding collection of engraved emblematic figures for the… Read More
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Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
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Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

by Gag, Wanda

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18th Impression Thus
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SNOW WHITE AND THE SEVEN DWARFS. By Wanda Ga'g. 1938. Coward-McCann, Inc. First Edition, 18th Impression Thus. EXLIB. Good- Condition/ Good- Condition DJ. A clean, solid copy. Summary: "The beloved tale as the Grimm Brothers set it down, accompanied by perfect pictures." Translated and illustrated with woodcuts by author Wanda Ga'g. DJ flaps have been trimmed by library. DJ protected by mylar. (Please see our photos.) Back panel of the green, red and white dust jacket is a book list of Wanda Gag titles.
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Three Gay Tales From Grimm
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Three Gay Tales From Grimm

by Gag, Wanda

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Stated Fifth Printing Thus
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Three Tales from the Brothers Grimm, Translated and illustrated with woodcuts by Wanda Ga'g, author of "Millions of Cats". 1943 Coward-McCann, Inc. First Edition, Stated Fifth Printing Thus. RARE in the original dust jacket. Exlib. Good+/Good- DJ protected in mylar wrap. Green decorated library binding. A solid, clean copy in a Rare/Scarce original unclipped $2.00 dust jacket. BRIGHT RED jacket is not sunned. The dj spine is missing 1 inch of the top of its spine, otherwise very nice. Back panel states: Books By Wanda Gag list from Millions of Cats through More Tales From Grimm. Coward-McCann, Inc.
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Collectanea Adagiorum Veterum.
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Collectanea Adagiorum Veterum.

by ERASMUS.

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Second Strasbourg Edition
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Hardcover. Fine. 4to. Bound in 20th-century 1/4-vellum over marbled boards. Strasbourg: Matthias SchĂĽrer, July 1510. Second Strasbourg edition of Erasmus heavily annotated collection of Greek and Latin proverbs. Printed in Roman and Greek types. This is the original version, containing 818 adages, which is considerably shorter than the later expanded versions published under the title Adagiorum chiliades. (Adams E-420; Bezzel, Erasmusdrucke, 50; Van der Haeghen, Bibliotheca Erasmiana, p.25-6; Bibl. Belgica II, 276: no. E.61; Muller, Strasbourg II, p. 179, no. 45.) The Adagia could only have been possible in the new world of European education, in which careful attention to a broader range of classical texts produced a much fuller picture of the literature of antiquity. Its impact has been long lasting. Such popular expressions such as one step at a time, between a rock and a hard place, break the ice, an iron in the fire, looking a gift horse in the mouth, and many other sayings can trace their… Read More
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De monstris et Monstrosis, quam Mirabilis, Bonus et Iustus in Mundo Administrando, sit Deus,...
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De monstris et Monstrosis, quam Mirabilis, Bonus et Iustus in Mundo Administrando, sit Deus, Monstrantibus

by Stengel, Georg

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Ingolstadt: Gregorium Haenlin, Sumtu Ioannis Wagneri, 1647. Hardcover. Very Good/No Jacket. 8vo. Bound in full vellum with yapp edges. Two paper labels hand lettered, plus faded early hand lettering on spine. Remnants of ties on front and rear covers. [16], 636, [52] p.p. Vignette engraving of a creature by T. Kilian on title-page. Some soiling to boards and edges. Head of title page covered with small strip of paper [7mm] not affecting text. Closed tear to foot of title page, previously repaired with paper. Slight damp stain to lower corner of first 4 leaves. Early ownership inscription of Franz Siegfried Hoffmann von Thunau, a bailiff at Immenstadt, is dated 1702. Otherwise in very good condition. Georg Stengel [1584-1651] was a Jesuit Theologian and scholar who was a professor of theology at the University of Ingolstadt from 1618-1629, where he taught dogmatics and controversial theology. This work is a discussion of monsters and monstrosities, both physical and moral, and discusses mythical… Read More
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Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them:  Illustrated, Collector's Edition (Harry Potter)
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Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: Illustrated, Collector's Edition (Harry Potter)

by Scamander, Newt

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Scholastic, 2017. New condition. Comes in original package. Shrink-wrapped and boxed. Photos are of the books we have here at Barbed Wire Books.This glorious edition of Newt Scamander's Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (considered a classic throughout the wizarding world) features an extraordinary array of magical creatures, from Acromantula to Yeti via ten different breeds of dragon - all beautifully illustrated in full colour by the brilliantly inventive, Greenaway Medal shortlisted Olivia Lomenech Gill.This deluxe edition is a must-have for any Harry Potter fan. It comes with a beautiful slipcase and features the fully updated 2017 text - which includes new profiles of six magnificent beasts that inhabit North America and a new foreword by J.K. Rowling, writing as Newt Scamander.
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I ragguagli di Parnasso; or Advertisements from Parnassus: in two centuries. WIth the Politik...
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I ragguagli di Parnasso; or Advertisements from Parnassus: in two centuries. WIth the Politik touchstone.

by BOCCALINI, Traiano

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1674 Boccalini Parnassus Greek Mythology English Satire Italian Authors Monmouth

Trajano Boccalini was a 16th-century Italian author known for his most important work "Ragguagli di Parnaso". This work is a story on mythology in which he satirizes the works and lives of other Italian authors through the lens of Apollo. This 1674 English edition was translated by Henry Carey of Monmouth.

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I ragguagli di Parnasso; or Advertisements from Parnassus: in two centuries. WIth the Politik touchstone.
London: Printed and are to be sold by Tho. Guy, 1674.

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[16], 291, [1]
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References: ESTC T 146672
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Language: English
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Binding: Leather; tight & secure
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Size: ~11.75in X 7.75in (30cm x 19.5cm)
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The Cossacks: A Tale of the Caucasus in the Year 1852. UKRAINIA

The Cossacks: A Tale of the Caucasus in the Year 1852. UKRAINIA

by Tolstoi, Count Lyof N.

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UKRAINIA Tolstoi, Count Lyof N.: The Cossacks: A Tale of the Caucasus in the Year 1852. First English Edition, 1888 Walter Scott, 24 Warwick Lane, Paternoster Row, London. Translated from the Russian by Nathan Haskell Dole. Summary: A novel of the Caucasian War 1817-1864. Used. Good- Condition/ No DJ. Blue Boards gold titling and ornamentation. Imperial Russian crest stamped in gilt at center front. A solid copy. Light foxing to endpapers. Toning. Fabric at top of spine missing. RARE/SCARCE.
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The Cat in the Mysteries of Religion and Magic
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The Cat in the Mysteries of Religion and Magic

by M. Oldfield Howey

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M. Oldfield Howey - The Cat in the Mysteries of Religion and Magic - London, Rider & Co, 1930 - First Edition - Hardcover - 254pp - 23x16 cmCondition Good: Publishers stamp and erased name on title page. Book shows some signs of use, binding has a small split but the book feels solid. No other issues, a great book for it's age.An overview of the various beliefs and customs relating to cats through the ages from ancient Egypt to current superstition. All aspects are dealt with, there being chapters of 'Freya and her Cat', 'Witches in Cat Form', 'The Cat in Paradise', 'The Cat's Nine Lives', 'The Corn Cat', and so on. If you have any questions or want to see more pictures, feel free to ask.Your book will be securely packed and shipped with tracking number, signed & insured.
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The Russian Story Book
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The Russian Story Book

by Richard Wilson

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The Russian Story Book, 1916, 1st Edition. Tales from songs of Kiev and Novgorod, retold by Richard Wilson. Beautifully illustrated with full-page color plates by F.C. Papé, and color and black-and-white drawings throughout. Published by Macmillan & Co, London. Red and gilt cloth boards, 308 pages, 8.5" x 7.5" (8vo). . Condition of the book is Good-: front free endpaper (blank first page) has heavy foxing (see photo) and gift inscription dated 1921. Binding is somewhat loosened but solid. Interior pages and plates intact and bright.
Volume is RARE; this appears to be the only copy currently available worldwide. The Papé art plates are striking and are widely known and discussed. See complete .jpg versions available at https://www.enchantedbooklet.com/the-russian-story-book/.
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The Chinese Dragon
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The Chinese Dragon

by L. Newton Hayes With An Introduction Fong F. Sec

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First Edition
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Original 1922 Very Good+ First Hardcover story of the Dragon in Chinese folklore and Asian roof Pagodas Printed and published in Shanghai pre-World War II China. This Edition is referenced in John Michell Ley Lines book "View over Atlantis" here in original edition, See our scans.
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The Aesop For Children With Pictures By Milo Winter
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The Aesop For Children With Pictures By Milo Winter

by Aesop; Milo Winter (Illustrator)

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DUST JACKET ONLY. NO BOOK IS INCLUDED The Aesop For Children (1919 unclipped Rand McNally Dust Jacket Only) QUITE RARE. 27 X 11 7/8 Orange/Red First Edition unclipped DUST JACKET ONLY. dimensions are: 27 X 11 7/8 . Original price $2.00, from Rand McNally & Company. USED. Good condition. Orange dust jacket ILLUSTRATED BY MILO WINTER. SHOWS SOME WEAR. A NICE FIND.
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Tristan And Isolt A Study of the Sources of the Romances Volume I and II
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Tristan And Isolt A Study of the Sources of the Romances Volume I and II: Second edition, expanded by a bibliography and critical essay on Tristan Scholarship since 1912 by ROGER SHERMAN LOOMIS

by Gertrude Schoepperle Loomis

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Very Good Original Vol. 1 and Vol. 2 Hardcovers. Complete Two Volume set. Hard to find and still unsurpassed in depth and insight by Gertrude Loomis, one of the trio of academic wives of Roger Sherman Loomis. Here is the more desirable Second Edition with it's updated work by Roger Sherman Loomis. The Celtic Goddess aspect of the Fairy paramour was one of the themes of Loomis research. Here the French, German, Welsh, and English contributions are studied. While these are Ex-library copies the markings are not overwhelmingly so. NO Spine Numbers, NO library book plates. NO underlines in text. But there are library pockets and other library marks the shadow on one cover. 216 pp Vol.1. 618 pp. Vol. 2. Still these are nice copies of a hard set to find and if the Fairy Forest of Broceliande calls to you! See our Scans for Spine, Covers, Partial Table of Contents and Edition Information. Three Geese in Flight Celtic Books since 1977
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Welsh Fairy Tales
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Welsh Fairy Tales

by William Elliot Griffis

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First American Edition
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Collectible Near Fine First Edition Decorative Hardcover.1921 NOT a library book. Clean 204 pp. NO writing. NO signatures Color Illus. George Carlson. No jacket but I do not think one was ever issued. Twenty-four Welsh Fairy and Arthurian stories From the "Sword of Avalon" to "The Fairy Congress" See our Scans for Table of Contents. The author a Welsh American in a preface to his grandfather praises "I am glad you were in 1783...among the first sea captains to carry the American flag around the world" Three Geese in Flight Celtic Books wrapping with respect and care since 1977 See all our Scans
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The Book of Three, 50th Anniversary Edition (The Chronicles of Prydain)
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The Book of Three, 50th Anniversary Edition (The Chronicles of Prydain)

by Lloyd Alexander

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Collectible Fine Red Limited Edition 50th. Anniversary Edition of The "Book of Three" by that brilliant multi faceted American World War II army and Veteran young adult Fantasy author Lloyd Alexander. Here gilt embossed spine and cover designs. Prydein Map endpapers. NOT a library copy. This Young Adult "Welsh" Fantasy was hugely popular and had a Lord of the Rings Heroic stance Beautifully done limited Edition. Since 1977 we wrap our Celtic and Arthurian books with care.
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