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100 ANCIENT CHINESE FABLES
Kiu, K. L.
  1987 
 Paperback 12; 224pp; previous owner's inscription to front endpaper.; 185 x 130mm Very Good
Price: $22.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 10387  Bookseller: M. & A. Simper Bookbinders & Booksellers
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A SMALLER CLASSICAL DICTIONARY OF BIOGRAPHY, MYTHOLOGY, AND GEOGRAPHY a New Edition of Sir William Smith's Larger Dictionary, Thoroughly Revised and in Part Re-Written
Marindin, G. E.
John Murray London 1949 Seventh Impression
 Hard Cover 688pp; illustrations, 1cm split to side spine.; 190 x 130mm Good
Price: $20.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 7765  Bookseller: M. & A. Simper Bookbinders & Booksellers
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AN INTRODUCTION TO ORIENTAL MYTHOLOGY
Whittaker, Clio (Editor)
New Burlington Books London 1989 
 Hard Cover 128pp; profusely illustrated.; 285 x 220mm Very Good in Very Good dust jacket
Price: $20.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 10398  Bookseller: M. & A. Simper Bookbinders & Booksellers
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ANCIENT BRITAIN
Ebbutt, M. I.
ISBN: 1851528008
Chancellor Press London 1995 First Edition Thus
 Paper Back 437pp; one of the Great Mythology Series.; 200 x 125mm Very Good
Price: $15.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 7593  Bookseller: M. & A. Simper Bookbinders & Booksellers
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BREWER'S DICTIONARY OF PHRASE & FABLE
Room, Adrian (Revised by)
ISBN: 0304350966
Cassell London 2001 Reprint with corrections
 Hard Cover Millennium Edition in as new condition. ; 235 x 175mm; xix, 1298 pages Fine in Fine dust jacket
Price: $30.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 21087  Bookseller: M. & A. Simper Bookbinders & Booksellers
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BULFINCH'S MYTHOLOGY. The Age of Fable, the Age of Chivalry, Legends of Charlemagne
Bulfinch, Thomas
Spring Books London 1989 First thus.
 Hardcover Includes 3 indexes, A fine copy in fine dustjacket. ; 230 x 150mm; [viii], 679 pages Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket
Price: $20.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 21839  Bookseller: M. & A. Simper Bookbinders & Booksellers
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CELTIC MYTHS AND LEGENDS
Foss, Michael
Michael O'Mara Books London 1995 First Edition
 Hard Cover 249pp; very good copy in unclipped dustwrapper; 240 x 150mm Very Good in Very Good dust jacket
Price: $20.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 7562  Bookseller: M. & A. Simper Bookbinders & Booksellers
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CLASSIC CHINESE LEGENDS
Lip, Evelyn
Times Books International Singapore 1990 
 Paper Back 111pp; illustrations, The Chinese have a wealth of myths and legends, which is as rich as their long and turbulent history. This selection of sixteen spans Chinese history from the legendary kings before written records were kept to the Qing dynasty, and contains some of the most fascinating, exciting and romantic stories.The book opens with an excerpt from a fantastic journey by a Buddhist monk and his disciples, the monkey king, sand spirit and boar spirit, in which they encounter many exciting adventures including a close shave with a white bone demon. Another story tells of the origin of the Lunar New Year, and yet another about an emperor's one-hundred-and-eight course dinner.Dragon kings, sun gods, superhuman heroes, snake spirits, eccentric monks - one meets them all in this collection of favourite Chinese legends.; 215 x 140mm Very Good
Price: $22.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 10386  Bookseller: M. & A. Simper Bookbinders & Booksellers
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CLASSIC MYTH AND LEGEND.
Moncrieff, A. R. Hope.
The Gresham Publishing Co. Lond. no date.   
  1st ed., xvi, 443pgs, 8 plates in colour & 40 in monochrome, orig. printed & gilt decorative cloth, top edge gilt, octavo ( 220 x 140mm), ex - lib copy with stamp on 1/2 title & mark on rear e/p where library pocket has been removed, else a good cle an copy of scarce title. 
Price: $80.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 737  Bookseller: M. & A. Simper Bookbinders & Booksellers
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CLASSICAL LEGENDS
Moncrieff, A. R. Hope.
ISBN: 1851527982
Chancellor Press London 1995 First Edition Thus
 Paper Back 488pp; one of the Great Mythology Series.; 200 x 125mm Very Good
Price: $15.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 7592  Bookseller: M. & A. Simper Bookbinders & Booksellers
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CLASSICAL LEGENDS
Moncrieff, A. R. Hope.
ISBN: 1851527982
Chancellor Press  1995 
 Paper Back 488pp; ; 200 x 125mm Near Fine
Price: $18.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 8697  Bookseller: M. & A. Simper Bookbinders & Booksellers
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CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE SCIENCE OF MYTHOLOGY.
Muller, Prof. F. Max.
Longmans, Green, & Co. Lond. 1897. London 1897 First Edition
 Cloth 1st ed. Two Volumes. Vol 1. xxxvi, 426, 32 adverts, pgs. Vol 2. x, 427-864pgs, octavo, orig. cloth, V.good cond.; 230 X 150mm Very Good
Price: $300.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 247  Bookseller: M. & A. Simper Bookbinders & Booksellers
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ENCYCLOPEDIA OF WORLD MYTHOLOGY
Warner, Rex (foreward by)
Peerage Books London 1983 Reprint
 Hard Cover 252pp; profusely illustrated, spine sunned, otherwise nice clean copy; 305 x 230mm Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket
Price: $30.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 6637  Bookseller: M. & A. Simper Bookbinders & Booksellers
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FAMOUS MYTHS AND LEGENDS Children's Folklore from Around the World
Chaundler, Christine and Wood, Eric
Bracken Books London 1986 First Edition Thus
 Hard Cover xvi, 364pp; lovely colour illustrations by A. C. Michael, slight foxing to edges, d/w a little creased along top, internally fine.; 235 x 165mm Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket
Price: $44.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 4503  Bookseller: M. & A. Simper Bookbinders & Booksellers
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HERO MYTHS AND LEGENDS OF THE BRITISH RACE
Ebbutt, M. I.
George G. Harrap London 1920 Reprint
 Hard Cover xxix, 375pp; (+2), 51 illustrations by Bacon, Shaw, Margetson, Gertrude, Hammond and others. Green boards show slight wear, small faded area to spine where sticker has been, light foxing to page edges.; 220 x 150mm Good
Price: $35.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 7180  Bookseller: M. & A. Simper Bookbinders & Booksellers
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HIGHLAND SUPERSTITIONS The Druids, Fairies, Witchcraft, Second Sight, Hallowe’en, Sacred Wells and Lochs, with Several Curious Instances of Highland Customs and Beliefs
MacGregor, Alexander
Eneas Mackay Stirling 1946 Reprint
 Hardcover With a foreword on superstitions and their origins by Isabel Cameron, original boards with some marks, previous owership names, otherwise a good copy, no dustjacket. ; 190 x 130mm; 78 pages Good with no dust jacket
Price: $15.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 17243  Bookseller: M. & A. Simper Bookbinders & Booksellers
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KOREAN FOLKTALES
Cho Hee-Woong
ISBN: 8988095057
Jimoondang Publishing Co. Seoul - Edison 2001 First Edition
 Hardcover Edited by Carolyn Scheer. Translated by Hye-Kyung Yoo, English Language text, A fine copy in fine dustjacket. The very essence of the Korean culture and the souls of its people are revealed in the folktales here. The stories spring from every corner of the Korean peninsula and span many centuries. ; Korean Studies Series No. 5; 230 x 160mm; xxxii, 260 pages Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket
Price: $80.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 19820  Bookseller: M. & A. Simper Bookbinders & Booksellers
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LEGENDS OF KING ARTHUR Arthur, Tristan, the Holy Grail in 3 Volumes
Barber, Richard edited by
The Folio Society London 2001 First Edition; Second Printing
 Hardcover 726 pages, illustrations by Roman Pisarev, very nice copies without a slipcase. ; 230 x 150mm 
Price: $100.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 16333  Bookseller: M. & A. Simper Bookbinders & Booksellers
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LIAOZHAI STORIES OF FOX- FAIRIES, GHOSTS & OTHER MARVELS
Songling, Pu
Asiapac Publication Singapore 1987 
 Paper Back 132pp; previous owner's inscription to half title page. Asia Pacific Heritage Series.; 180 x 110mm Very Good
Price: $15.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 10390  Bookseller: M. & A. Simper Bookbinders & Booksellers
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NORSE TALES
Thomas, Edward
Oxford at the Clarendon Press  1912 
 Hard Cover 159pp; blue board, "Girls' Grammar School, Geelong" stamp to front endpaper & "C.E.G.G.S., The Hermitage Geelong" stamp to title page. Library markings to rear endpaper.; 190 x 130mm Very Good with no dust jacket
Price: $75.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 12281  Bookseller: M. & A. Simper Bookbinders & Booksellers
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NORTH AMERICAN INDIAN MYTHOLOGY.
Burland, Cottie.
Paul Hamlyn, Lond. 1965   
  1st ed., 153pgs, 26 colour plates, many illusts;, 285 x 210mm, good copy in d/w with 3 small tears. 
Price: $30.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 697  Bookseller: M. & A. Simper Bookbinders & Booksellers
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SOME ASPECTS OF MAORI MYTH AND RELIGION
Best, Elsdon
R. E. Owen, Government Printer Wellington 1954 First Edition
 Paperback With illustrations, A very good copy. ; Dominion Museum Monograph No. 1; 240 x 150mm; 44 pages Near Fine
Price: $15.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 17526  Bookseller: M. & A. Simper Bookbinders & Booksellers
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THE DRUIDS
Piggott, Stuart
Thames and Hudson London 1975 Reprint
 Hard Cover 214pp; 130 illusts, 16 in colour, Very good copy in very good dustjacket; 250 x 165mm 
Price: $25.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 4587  Bookseller: M. & A. Simper Bookbinders & Booksellers
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THE GODDESS Mythological Images of the Feminine
Downing, Christine
ISBN: 0824506243
Crossroad New York 1984 First Edition
 Paperback With illustrations, a very good copy. In a series of chapters each focusing on a different goddess or mythical woman, Christine Downing traces her own path of individuation from maiden-daughter to mature woman. A therapist, university professor of religion, and former president of the American Academy of Religion, she writes what is essentially an autobiography with an inner focus on her dreams and fantasies, and their meanings to her. She writes in a direct and intimate way, using to great bit effortless effect her deep culture and wide learning. -"The Journal of Analytical Psychology". -"The Journal of Analytical Psychology". -"The Journal of Analytical Psychology". -"The Journal of Analytical Psychology".; 225 x 150mm; xiii, 250 pages Very Good+
Price: $15.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 20034  Bookseller: M. & A. Simper Bookbinders & Booksellers
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THE GOLDEN FLEECE
Graves, Robert
Cassell and Company, Ltd. London 1944 First Edition
 Hardcover With endpaper maps showing outward voyage and homeward voyage of the Argo, a map of Greece on page 45, a genealogical table and 4 other illustrations, Previous owners short inscription on front endpaper, a very good copy in original light blue cloth covered boards. ; 225 x 140mm; 371 pages Very Good+ with no dust jacket
Price: $40.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 20978  Bookseller: M. & A. Simper Bookbinders & Booksellers
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THE LEGEND OF TE TUNA
Adams, Richard
Sidgwick & Jackson London 1986 First Edition Thus
 Hard Cover 71pp; illustrated by Ul de Rico; 210 x 150mm Very Good in Very Good dust jacket
Price: $20.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 6296  Bookseller: M. & A. Simper Bookbinders & Booksellers
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THE LEGENDS AND MYTHS OF HAWAII: The Fables and Folk-Lore of a Strange People
His Hawaiian Majesty King David Kalakaua
ISBN: 0935180869
Mutual Publishing of Hawaii Honolulu 1990 Reprint
 Paperback Previous owners name inside front cover blacked out otherwise a fine copy, contains the complete text of the original hardback edition; 180 x 105mm; x, 530 pages 
Price: $10.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 16466  Bookseller: M. & A. Simper Bookbinders & Booksellers
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THE PROPHECIES OF THE BRAHAN SEER Coinneach Odhar Fiosaiche
Mackenzie, Alexander
Eneas Mackay Stirling 1948 Reprint
 Hardcover With an Introductory Chapter by Andrew Lang, brown cloth boards in dustjacket, jacket chipped at spine ends, ownership sticker on front endpaper, good copy in good dustjacket. ; 190 x 130mm; viii, 92 pages 
Price: $20.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 16290  Bookseller: M. & A. Simper Bookbinders & Booksellers
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THE SHINING PRINCESS AND OTHER JAPANESE LEGENDS
Quayle, Eric
Andersen press/Hutchinson London/Australia 1989 First Edition
 Hard Cover 111pp; illustrations by Michael Foreman; 245 x 190mm Near Fine
Price: $20.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 5140  Bookseller: M. & A. Simper Bookbinders & Booksellers
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THE STORY OF HEREWARD the Champion of England
Stedman, Douglas C.
Harrap London 1919 First Edition
 Hard Cover xviii, 280pp; illust by Gertrude Demain Hammond, blue dec boards, 'Hamilton & Western District College' in gilt to upper board, spine faded, prize plate to fep.; 190 x 140mm Very Good
Price: $45.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 4656  Bookseller: M. & A. Simper Bookbinders & Booksellers
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