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GODDESS SYMBOLS: Universal Signs Of The Divine Female
Gibson, Clare
ISBN: 1887354204
Saraband Inc. Rowayton, CT., USA 1998 First Edition
 Hard Cover + D/J 112pp., purple cloth boards, colour illustrations throughout. Minor bump to foot of spine. Illustrated dustjacket Mylar protected. "The Goddess- the first manifestation of humanity's deeply rooted need to personify it's sense of the sacred in a supreme being. Before the masculine role in procreation was understood, women were credited with awesome natural powers . . . " Weight approx. 910g.  Very Good +/Very Good
Price: 15.84 (AUD)
Book Number: 000183  Bookseller: Diversity Books
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THE WORLD OF CAMELOT: King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table
Foss, Michael
ISBN: 1854797166
Michael O'Mara Books London 1995 1st Impression
 Hardcover and Dustjacket 217pp., unpaginated colour-plate sections. Intext, b/w, wood-cut style illustrations throughout. Book clean, square. Spine firm, gilt title there-on. Leaves clean. Art-illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket nominally edgeworn only. Michael Foss retells the stories surrounding King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table, by 'becoming' Sir Thomas Malory, a bookish knight, now resident in a low, dark room in Newgate Prison, with time to consider how life has gone so wrong . . . Contents include: Prologue, 13 chapters, Index. Book weight approx. 560g.   Near Fine/Very Good
Price: 13.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 003279  Bookseller: Diversity Books
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LAND OF ZEUS: Myths of the Greek Gods and Heroes
Dowrick, Stephanie
New English Library (NEL) London 1974 1st P/B
 Softcover 127pp. Book clean and square. Former owner's details on half-title page, leaves uniformly acidic (browned). Pictorially-illustrated card wrapper mildly edge, and spine worn. Many stories of Greek Gods and Heroes, including Tales of Thrace, Thessaly, Attica, Boeotia, Delphi, Aetolia, Peloponnese, Corinth, Argolis, Arcadia, Laconia, Labours of Heracles, Death of Heracles. Book weight approx. 100g. Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight.   Good
Price: 11.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 005127  Bookseller: Diversity Books
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UNDER THE STARFRUIT TREE : Folktales from Vietnam
Terada, Alice M. (Told by)
ISBN: 082481553x
University Of Hawaii Press United States 1993 Reprint
 Softcover 136pp., full page, b/white art illustrations by Janet Larsen. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Art-illustrated card wrapper mildly rubbed along spine, minor edgewear, light bump to rear. Alice M. Terada, reading specialist and writer, presents stories from North and South Vietnam, which provide insight into the history and culture of the Vietnamese peoples, be they mountain tribes, lowland farmers or fishing people. Sections include: Foibles of Man and Quirks of Animals, Tales from the Lowlands and the Highlands, Spirit World and Food, Love and Laughter. Book weight approx. 220g. Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight.  Very Good
Price: 17.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 006175  Bookseller: Diversity Books
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CREATION MYTHS : Man’s Introduction to the World
Maclagan, David
ISBN: 0500810109
Thames & Hudson London 1977 First Edition
 Softcover 96pp., colour and b/white plates, diagrams, drawings, halftone illustrations, throughout. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Art-illustrated card wrapper negligibly edgeworn only. "Every culture, no matter how simple, has left us some framework designed to account for the origin and nature of the world's life-structures . . . They describe the cosmos in human, and man in cosmic, terms . . . " A stand-alone volume in the 'Art and Imagination' series. Book weight approx. 360g. Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight.  Very Good +
Price: 17.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 006412  Bookseller: Diversity Books
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A COMPANION TO THE FOLKLORE, MYTHS & CUSTOMS OF BRITAIN
Alexander, Marc
BCA, by arrangement with Sutton Publishing England 2004 First Reprint
 Softcover xii, + 356pp., plus 16 page, colour-plate illustrated section, b/white halftone illustrations throughout. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Three very small splash stains to foot of textblock. Illustrated (Front: Green Man sculpture, Cottingley Wood, Arthur's Round Table) card wrapper nominally scuffed, soft corner crease to rear. " . . . provides a comprehensive A-Z companion to legends and customs in England, Scotland and Wales, covering everything from witchcraft, ghosts and fairies to legendary figures, standing stones and mythical creatures . . . over 1000 entries and over 300 colour and b/white illustrations . . . " Also includes: The Folklore Year, Folklore Sites and Further Reading. Book weight approx. 770g.   Very Good +
Price: 19.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 007080  Bookseller: Diversity Books
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THE REAL BIRTH OF APHRODITE : Amarna in Greek Mythology. Multiple Proofs of the Secret Amarna Presence in Greek Mythology
Strong, R. A., And Macklin, Bernard
ISBN: 1875467343
B.M.Minton Publishing Melbourne, Victoria, Australia 2000 First Thus (Revised)
 Softcover iv, + 595pp., b/white halftone frontispiece, plus like, intext plates and line illustrations. Book clean and square. Spine firm, with a hint of a reading crease. At least three (that we found) errata slips (p.225, 355 and rear fly sheet). Leaves clean. Art-illustrated card wrapper minimally edgeworn and creased, with an unobtrusive (3mm) punch-hole through rear wrap, and fly-sheet. Previously published in various formats. this second edition (complete with erratas) with corrections and additional material includes: Prelims., Preface(s), Intro., 25 chapters, Biblio., Index. Maps. Book weight approx. 760g.   Very Good +
Price: 22.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 007532  Bookseller: Diversity Books
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JAPANESE MYTHOLOGY
Piggott, Juliet
ISBN: 0753700026
Chancellor Press London 1997 
 Hardcover and Dustjacket 144pp., colour and b/white, art and photographic illustrations throughout. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean and unmarked. Gloss illustrated boards negligibly bumped on foot. Like-illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket minimally and softly edge-creased only. A stand-alone volume in the 'Library of the World's Myths and Legends' series. "Japan is a country rich in myths, legends and folk tales, and its mythology is a fascinating blend of gods, heroes, supernatural beings, and intelligent animals, inspired by history, ghost stories and religion . . . " Contents include; The Country and Its Creation, A Historical Survey, The Beliefs and Deities of Japan, Creatures and Spirits, Heroes and Heroines, Men and Animals, Stories Old and New, Further Reading List, Acks., Index. Book weight approx. 760g.   Very Good +/Very Good +
Price: 24.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 009423  Bookseller: Diversity Books
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THE QUEST FOR KING ARTHUR
Day, David
ISBN: 1899883029
De Agostini Editions London 1995 First Edition
 Hardcover and Dustjacket 176pp., pattern-print endpapers. Intext illustrations throughout; mostly colour-art, with several in b/white or duo-tone. Book clean and square. Spine firm, bright gilt title there-on. Leaves clean. Art-illustrated (Front: 'The Faithfil Knight', Thomas Jones Barker), loose-plastic protected dustjacket nominally edgeworn only. Fully enhanced with superb illustrations by Arthur Rackham, Gustave Dore and others, this volume traces King Arthur's evolution from the earliest records of the historical Artorius through countless incarnations to the idealized figure of the King Arthur we know today...Numerous chapters include: Coming of Arthur, Sword in the Stone, Merlin, Morgan le Fay, Lady of the Lake, Excalibur, Camelot and the Round Table, Guinevere and Lancelot, Quest for the Holy Grail., more. Index and Chronology. Book weight approx. 920g. * Buyers outside Australia - This item will incur extra postage charges as it will weigh over 1KG. with packing. Please email for quote.   Very Good +/Very Good +
Price: 18.70 (AUD)
Book Number: 005214  Bookseller: Diversity Books
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CELTIC MYTHOLOGY
no author
ISBN: 1855342995
Geddes & Grosset Scotland 2006 Reprint
 Hardcover 480pp., b/white illustrations. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Illustrated gloss boards undamaged. "Famous legends from Celtic mythology retold and explained for the modern reader . . . This fascinating book tells the story of how Celtic mythology survived in a world in which writing was prohibited and evolved to take into account historical events and the coming of Christianity. It also contains many of the famous legends themselves drawing parallels to many of them with the Classic myths of Greece and Rome. In addition there is an A - Z guide that describes the legacy and the customs of the Celts as well as the personalities of their mythology." Book weight approx. 975g. * Buyers outside Australia - This item will incur extra postage charges as it will weigh over 1KG. with packing. Please email for quote.   Very Good +
Price: 16.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 010169  Bookseller: Diversity Books
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The World of Tolkien
Day, David
ISBN: 184000925X
Mitchell Beazley, London, 2003. 
  Softcover (with flaps). Near Fine Condition/No Dust Jacket. First Edition. No internal inscriptions, torn or missing pages. 184 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilo. Category: Myths, Legends & Folklore; Illustration; Science Fiction & Fantasy. ISBN: 184000925X. ISBN/EAN: 9781840009255. Inventory No: 51836. 
Price: 10.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 51836  Bookseller: Turn the Page Books
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THE BOOK OF GREMLINS
Ridley, Michael and Neary, Bryan
ISBN: 0046045007
J.M. Dent & Sons London 1980 First Edition
 Hardcover and Dustjacket Unpaginated (160pp.), colour-art illustrations by Bryan Neary, throughout. Book clean, square. Spine firm, gilt title there-on. Plain boards negligibly edge-rubbed only. Leaves clean. Illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket has a short closed tear to lower spine fold, else negligible edge-creasing. "There is little doubt that this major work will radically change traditional mythological research. Bryan Neary - the arty one - has captured the unbelievable world of the Gremlin in his detailed and accurate paintings in glorious Gremlincolour, which adorn every page of the book. Michael Ridley, a Doctor of Gremlinology, exposes the true nature of Gremlins, outlines Gremlin philosophy and social behaviour and the seat of Gremlin government . . . " Book weight approx. 760g.   Very Good +/Very Good
Price: 16.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 010794  Bookseller: Diversity Books
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The World of Tolkien
Day, David
ISBN: 184000925X
Mitchell Beazley, London, 2003. 
  Softcover (with flaps). Near Fine Condition/No Dust Jacket. First Edition. No internal inscriptions, torn or missing pages. 184 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilo. Category: Myths, Legends & Folklore; Illustration; Science Fiction & Fantasy. ISBN: 184000925X. ISBN/EAN: 9781840009255. Inventory No: 51836. 
Price: 10.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 51836  Bookseller: Turn the Page Books
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GREEK MYTHS : Illustrated Edition
Graves, Robert
Book Club Associates London 1985 Reprint
 Hardcover and Dustjacket 256pp., colour and b/white illustrations throughout. Book clean. Spine firm, gilt title there-on. Plain grey boards very good. Tanned strip to front and rear endpapers, else leaves clean. Foxing spots to rear pastedown. Illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket softly creased head and foot of spine. "This beautifully illustrated edition includes the major part of the author's original text so that the reader can concentrate on the stories themselves without the critical apparatus . . . Using photographs of ancient Greek art treasures, paintings and pots, statues and carvings, the book portrays the larger-than-life characters whose sometimes all too human activities throng the pages of this handsome book." Includes Index. Book weight approx. 505g.   Very Good/Very Good
Price: 14.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 010943  Bookseller: Diversity Books
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ICELANDIC FOLK AND FAIRY TALES
Hallmundsson, May and Hallberg (Selected and Translated by)
Forlagid Reykjavik, Iceland 2012 Reprint
 Softcover 123pp., b/white illustrations by Kjartan Gudjonsson. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Illustrated card wrapper negligibly edge-rubbed at foot. English translation by May and Hallberg Hallmundsson. Foreword by same. "Spanning the rich folk tradition from ghosts and elves to sorcerers, saints and outlaws, the stories reflect everyday life in Iceland through the centuries, throwing a unique light on the Icelandic character in humorous as well as serious circumstances. The Hallmundssons have selected and translated all the tales in this volume from the classic collection of 19th-century folklorist Jon Arnason, who devoted years of his life to recording stories preserved by oral tradition since the early days of Iceland's history. Book weight approx. 230g. *Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight.  Very Good +
Price: 18.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 011066  Bookseller: Diversity Books
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THE GODDESS PELE
Mullins, Joe
Aloha Graphics Honolulu, Hawaii 1977 
 Staplebound Softcover 35pp., b/w and duo-tone halftone illustrations throughout. Book square. Staples firm. Leaves clean. Mystically illustrated [Paul Martin] card wrapper slightly edgeworn, abraded spots, colour faded on spine and a few blind indentations. Original price sticker affixed inside front wrap. Pele is the Volcano Goddess of Hawaii. Book weight approx. 102g. Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight.   Very Good
Price: 7.50 (AUD)
Book Number: 001538  Bookseller: Diversity Books
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THE LITTLE PEOPLE : Stories of Fairies, Pixies, and Other Small Folk
Philip, Neil
ISBN: 0810905701
Harry N Abrams New York 2002 First Edition, First Impressio
 Hardcover and Dustjacket 115pp., colour art illustrations (credited) throughout, plus colour line-drawn illustrations by Jacqueline Mair, illustrated endpapers. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Art-illustrated (Richard Doyle), loose-plastic protected dusjacket very good+. From the jacket flap: "Lavishly illustrated, this lively survey of the little people is packed with intriguing tales about all kinds of fairy creatures, from fairy queens, elves, and brownies, to lutins, mermaids, dwarfs and trolls. Along with these tales are sumptuous images of the fairy world by artists such as William Blake, Richard Dadd, John Anster Fitzgerald, and Richard Doyle, supplemented with newly commissioned drawings by Jacqueline Mair." Includes Bibliography, and A Glossary of Fairies. Book weight approx. 730g.   Very Good +/Very Good +
Price: 25.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 011596  Bookseller: Diversity Books
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THE COMPLETE ENCYCLOPEDIA OF GREEK MYTHOLOGY : The World of the Greek Gods and Heroes in Words and Pictures
Houtzager, Guus
ISBN: 9036615011
Rebo Publishers The Netherlands 2003 First Edition
 Hardcover and Dustjacket 269pp., colour illustrations throughout. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Gloss illustrated boards undamaged. Like-illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket negligibly edge-creased at head. From the rear panel: " . . . the main Greek gods, heroes, demigods and other mythological figures and expressions are dealt with very clearly. Key words are given at the beginning in a comprehensive introduction, in which you can read about how the myths came into existence, and well as the meanings that lie behind them. Includes Bibliography and Index, 500 colour illustrations. " Book weight approx. 900g. * Customers outside Australia - This item will incur extra postage charges as it will weigh over 1KG. with packing. Please email for quote.   Very Good +/Very Good +
Price: 20.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 011610  Bookseller: Diversity Books
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THE WORLD’S MYTHOLOGY IN COLOUR
Ions, Veronica
ISBN: 0600552349
Hamlyn London 1994 Reprint
 Hardcover Fine copy in fine dustjacket. Heavy book may require extra postage cost. ; 290 x 210mm; 350 pages 
Price: 25.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 14971  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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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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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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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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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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Egyptian Mythology
Ions, Veronica
Newnes Books  1982 
 Illustrated Card Cover 144pp & over 500g to post. The gods of ancient Egypt were involved with every aspect of life, from the creation of the world to the ordinary details of existence. They embraced the sun and sky, life after death and the fertility of the Nile. This book recalls these gods, their attributes and the stories about them.  Very Good/None issued
Price: 15.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 013085  Bookseller: Little Lane Books
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The World of Tolkien
Day, David
ISBN: 9781840009255
Mitchell Beazley, London, 2003. 
  Softcover (with flaps). Near Fine Condition/No Dust Jacket. First Edition. No internal inscriptions, torn or missing pages. 184 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilo. Category: Myths, Legends & Folklore; Illustration; Science Fiction & Fantasy. ISBN: 184000925X. ISBN/EAN: 9781840009255. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 51836. 
Price: 10.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 51836  Bookseller: Turn the Page Books
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The World of Tolkien
Day, David
ISBN: 9781840009255
Mitchell Beazley, London, 2003. 
  Softcover (with flaps). Near Fine Condition/No Dust Jacket. First Edition. No internal inscriptions, torn or missing pages. 184 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilo. Category: Myths, Legends & Folklore; Illustration; Science Fiction & Fantasy. ISBN: 184000925X. ISBN/EAN: 9781840009255. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 51836. 
Price: 10.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 51836  Bookseller: Turn the Page Books
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The World of Tolkien
Day, David
ISBN: 9781840009255
Mitchell Beazley, London, 2003. 
  Softcover (with flaps). Near Fine Condition/No Dust Jacket. First Edition. No internal inscriptions, torn or missing pages. 184 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilo. Category: Myths, Legends & Folklore; Illustration; Science Fiction & Fantasy. ISBN: 184000925X. ISBN/EAN: 9781840009255. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 51836. 
Price: 10.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 51836  Bookseller: Turn the Page Books
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The World of Tolkien
Day, David
ISBN: 9781840009255
Mitchell Beazley, London, 2003. 
  Softcover (with flaps). Near Fine Condition/No Dust Jacket. First Edition. No internal inscriptions, torn or missing pages. 184 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilo. Category: Myths, Legends & Folklore; Illustration; Science Fiction & Fantasy. ISBN: 184000925X. ISBN/EAN: 9781840009255. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 51836. 
Price: 10.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 51836  Bookseller: Turn the Page Books
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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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