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The Book of Merlin: The Unpublished Conclusion to The Once and Future King
White, T.H.
ISBN: 9780292707184
University of Texas,  1977. First Edition
 Hardcover (Original Cloth) Hardcover (Original Cloth). Very Good Condition/Fair. Illustrator: Trevor Stubley. First Edition. Size: Quarto. Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. Slight foxing front/rear pages, but body of book mostly clean and unfoxed. Dust Jacket worn at edges, small chips and tears. Dust Jacket spione is well worn and faded, with white patches showing top and bottom.. Dust Jacket price-clipped. Previous owner's signature in ink. All edges clean, neat and free of foxing. Minor water damage to text, covers unaffected. p[ages tyowards rear slightly puffed by this, but not stained.. Illustrator: Trevor Stubley. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Myths, Legends & Folklore; ISBN: 0292707185. ISBN/EAN: 9780292707184. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 13936. Very Good Condition
Price: 27.20 (AUD)
Book Number: 13936  Bookseller: Mr Pickwick's Fine Old Books
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The Harp of Death
Coats, Lucy
ISBN: 9781444000726
Orion Children's Books, United Kingdom, 2010. Early Edition
 Softcover Softcover. As New/No Dust Jacket. Illustrator: Anthony Lewis. Early Edition. Size: Octavo (standard book size). 80 pages. Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. All edges clean, neat and free of foxing. Illustrator: Anthony Lewis. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 500 grams. Category: Children; Myths, Legends & Folklore. ISBN: 1444000721. ISBN/EAN: 9781444000726. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: RB12197. As New
Price: 19.40 (AUD)
Book Number: RB12197  Bookseller: Mr Pickwick's Fine Old Books
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Earth & sky: Visions of the cosmos in Native American folklore
Williamson & Farrer, Ray / Claire
ISBN: 9780826313171
University of New Mexico Press,  1992. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Very Good. First Edition. Size: Octavo (standard book size). 299 pages. Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. No foxing in this copy. Dust Jacket in good condition, bar small tear. Dust Jacket un-clipped. Edges slightly foxed. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Myths, Legends & Folklore; United States; ISBN: 0826313175. ISBN/EAN: 9780826313171. Dewey Code: 398.26 20. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: RB16689. Very Good Condition
Price: 43.70 (AUD)
Book Number: RB16689  Bookseller: Mr Pickwick's Fine Old Books
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The Fabulous Journey of Mac Con Glin: A Tale of Ancient Cork
O’Shaughnessy, Peter
Sabraine, Dublin, No date. Edition Unstated
 Softcover Softcover. Very Good Condition/No Dust Jacket. Illustrator: Brin Edwards. Edition Unstated. Size: Octavo (standard book size). Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. No foxing in this copy. All edges clean, neat and free of foxing. Illustrator: Brin Edwards. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 500 grams. Category: Myths, Legends & Folklore; Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 19412. Very Good Condition
Price: 27.20 (AUD)
Book Number: 19412  Bookseller: Mr Pickwick's Fine Old Books
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Nonsense: Aspects of Intertextuality in Folklore and Literature
Stewart, Susan
ISBN: 9780801839818
Johns Hopkins Univ.,  1989. Later Edition
 Softcover Softcover. Very Good Condition/No Dust Jacket. Later Edition. Size: Octavo (standard book size). 228 pages. Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. No foxing in this copy. Edges slightly foxed. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Literature & Literary; Myths, Legends & Folklore. ISBN: 0801839815. ISBN/EAN: 9780801839818. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 29655. Very Good Condition
Price: 34.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 29655  Bookseller: Mr Pickwick's Fine Old Books
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Daybreak: Legends of Arnhem Land 2
Wells, A. E.
ISBN: 9780851796529
Rigby,  1973. First Edition
 Hardcover (Original Cloth) Hardcover (Original Cloth). Very Good Condition/Very Good. First Edition. Size: Octavo (standard book size). 60 pages. Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. No foxing in this copy. Dust Jacket worn at edges, small chips and tears. Dust Jacket un-clipped. Edges browned slightly. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Myths, Legends & Folklore; Australia; Indigenous Cultures. ISBN: 0851796524. ISBN/EAN: 9780851796529. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 29595. Very Good Condition
Price: 19.40 (AUD)
Book Number: 29595  Bookseller: Mr Pickwick's Fine Old Books
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As If: Modern Enchantment and the Literary Prehistory of Virtual Reality
Saler, Michael
ISBN: 9780195343175
Oxford,  2012. First Edition
 Softcover Softcover. Very Good Condition/No Dust Jacket. First Edition. Size: Octavo (standard book size). 284 pages. Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. No foxing in this copy. All edges clean, neat and free of foxing. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Literature & Literary; Myths, Legends & Folklore. ISBN: . ISBN/EAN: 9780195343175. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 29748. Very Good Condition
Price: 43.70 (AUD)
Book Number: 29748  Bookseller: Mr Pickwick's Fine Old Books
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Dracula: The Connoisseur’s Guide
Wolf, Leonard
ISBN: 9780553069075
Broadway,  1997. First Edition
 Softcover Softcover. Very Good Condition/No Dust Jacket. First Edition. Size: Octavo (standard book size). 322 pages. Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. No foxing in this copy. Edges very slightly spotted or marked. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Myths, Legends & Folklore; Literature & Literary. ISBN: 0553069071. ISBN/EAN: 9780553069075. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 30090. Very Good Condition
Price: 27.20 (AUD)
Book Number: 30090  Bookseller: Mr Pickwick's Fine Old Books
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In Search of Frankenstein: Exploring the Myths Behind Mary Shelley’s Monster
Florescu, Radu
ISBN: 9781861052537
Robson Books,  1999. Later Edition
 Softcover Softcover. Very Good Condition/No Dust Jacket. Later Edition. Size: Octavo (standard book size). 288 pages. Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. No foxing in this copy. All edges clean, neat and free of foxing. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Myths, Legends & Folklore; Literature & Literary. ISBN: 1861052537. ISBN/EAN: 9781861052537. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 30068. Very Good Condition
Price: 43.70 (AUD)
Book Number: 30068  Bookseller: Mr Pickwick's Fine Old Books
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The Macmillan Book of Greek Gods and Heroes
Low, Alice
ISBN: 9780027613902
MacMillan,  1985. Edition Unstated
 Hardcover (Half Cloth) Hardcover (Half Cloth). Very Good Condition/Very Good. Illustrator: Arvis Stewart. Edition Unstated. Size: A4 (300 x 210mm approx.). Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. No foxing in this copy. Dust Jacket is in very good condition, without tears or chips or other damage, other than spine which is faded by sun exposure. Dust Jacket un-clipped. Edges slightly foxed. Illustrator: Arvis Stewart. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Myths, Legends & Folklore; Greece; Ancient (BC); History. ISBN: 0027613909. ISBN/EAN: 9780027613902. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 21013. This book is extra heavy, and may involve extra shipping charges to some countries. Very Good Condition
Price: 43.70 (AUD)
Book Number: 21013  Bookseller: Mr Pickwick's Fine Old Books
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Heroic landscapes: Irish myth and legend
O’Donoghue, Rod
ISBN: 9781907535185
Londubh Books, Dublin, 2011. First Edition
 Softcover (with flaps) Softcover (with flaps). Very Good Condition/No Dust Jacket. First Edition. Size: Octavo (standard book size). 223 pages. Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. No foxing in this copy. All edges clean, neat and free of foxing. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Myths, Legends & Folklore; Ireland; ISBN: 1907535187. ISBN/EAN: 9781907535185. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: RB16995. Very Good Condition
Price: 28.20 (AUD)
Book Number: RB16995  Bookseller: Mr Pickwick's Fine Old Books
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Meetings with the Angel: Seven Stories from Israel
Tammuz & Yudkin (eds.), Benjamin / Leon
ISBN: 9780233964850
Andre Deutsch,  1973. First Edition
 Hardcover (Original Cloth) Hardcover (Original Cloth). Very Good Condition/Very Good. First Edition. Size: Octavo (standard book size). 252 pages. Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. Slight foxing front/rear pages, but body of book mostly clean and unfoxed. Dust Jacket is in very good condition, without tears or chips or other damage. Dust Jacket price-clipped. Previous owner's inscription in ink, neat. Edges slightly foxed. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Myths, Legends & Folklore; Israel; ISBN: 0233964851. ISBN/EAN: 9780233964850. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 29325. Very Good Condition
Price: 27.20 (AUD)
Book Number: 29325  Bookseller: Mr Pickwick's Fine Old Books
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Beowulf a Translation
Jones, Alex
ISBN: 9780646918938
Lion,  No date. First Edition
 Softcover (Stiff Boards) Softcover (Stiff Boards). As New/No Dust Jacket. First Edition. Size: A4 Landscape. 40 pages. Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. No foxing in this copy. All edges clean, neat and free of foxing. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Myths, Legends & Folklore; Denmark; Early (0-1000 AD); ISBN: . ISBN/EAN: 9780646918938. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 29254. As New
Price: 34.00 (AUD)
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Pacifica: Myth, Magic and Wisdom from the South Sea Islands
Amadio, Nadine
ISBN: 9780207183164
Angus & Robertson,  1993. First Edition
 Hardcover (Printed Boards) Hardcover (Printed Boards). As New/As New. First Edition. One of a large, sophisticated collection from an Australian anthropologist on New Guinea, Papua and related subject areas. Several hundred volumes from this collection are listed at this site and can be found as a set by searching for the special Keyword pwnewguinea. Size: Large Format - between A4 and A3. 160 pages. Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. No foxing in this copy. Dust Jacket is in as new condition, apart from normal shop shelf wear - contains no tears or chips or other damage. Dust Jacket un-clipped. All edges clean, neat and free of foxing. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Myths, Legends & Folklore; Indigenous Cultures. ISBN: 0207183163. ISBN/EAN: 9780207183164. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 29075. This book is extra heavy, and may involve extra shipping charges to some countries. As New
Price: 43.70 (AUD)
Book Number: 29075  Bookseller: Mr Pickwick's Fine Old Books
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Kula: Myth and Magic in the Trobriand Islands
Malnic & Kasaipwalova, Jutta / John
ISBN: 9780646346175
Cowrie Books,  1998. First Edition
 Hardcover (Printed Boards) Hardcover (Printed Boards). Very Good Condition/As New. First Edition. One of a large, sophisticated collection from an Australian anthropologist on New Guinea, Papua and related subject areas. Several hundred volumes from this collection are listed at this site and can be found as a set by searching for the special Keyword pwnewguinea. Size: Large Book - between A4 and A3. 222 pages. Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. No foxing in this copy. Dust Jacket is in as new condition, apart from normal shop shelf wear - contains no tears or chips or other damage. Dust Jacket un-clipped. All edges clean, neat and free of foxing. Book and dustjacket condition has been well-preserved due to clear, acid-free Mylar book/jacket covers . Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Sociology & Culture; Papua New Guinea; Myths, Legends & Folklore. ISBN: 0646346172. ISBN/EAN: 9780646346175. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 29030. This book is extra heavy, and may involve extra shipping charges to some countries. Very Good Condition
Price: 82.50 (AUD)
Book Number: 29030  Bookseller: Mr Pickwick's Fine Old Books
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The Sacred Valley of the Incas Myths and Symbols
Salazar & Salazar, Fernando / Edgar
Sociedad Pacaritanpu Hatha,  1996. First Edition
 Softcover (with flaps) Softcover (with flaps). As New/No Dust Jacket. First Edition. Size: Octavo (standard book size). 114 pages. Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. No foxing in this copy. All edges clean, neat and free of foxing. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Anthropology; Peru; Ancient (BC); Myths, Legends & Folklore. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 28549. As New
Price: 43.70 (AUD)
Book Number: 28549  Bookseller: Mr Pickwick's Fine Old Books
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Marko’s Wedding
Ian Serraillier,
ISBN: 9780233961057
Andre Deutsch, London, 1972. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Very Good. First Edition. Size: Octavo (standard book size). 111 pages. Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. Dust Jacket is in very good condition, without tears or chips or other damage. Edges very slightly spotted or marked. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Myths, Legends & Folklore; ISBN: 0233961054. ISBN/EAN: 9780233961057. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: X19178. Very Good Condition
Price: 27.20 (AUD)
Book Number: X19178  Bookseller: Mr Pickwick's Fine Old Books
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King Arthur and His Knights
Sir Thomas Malory, Eugene Vinaver (ed),
ISBN: 9780195019056
Oxford University Press, Great Britain, 1975. Later Edition
 Softcover Softcover. Very Good Condition/No Dust Jacket. Later Edition. Size: Octavo (standard book size). 231 pages. Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. Edges browned slightly. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Myths, Legends & Folklore; ISBN: 0195019059. ISBN/EAN: 9780195019056. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: X16694. Very Good Condition
Price: 19.40 (AUD)
Book Number: X16694  Bookseller: Mr Pickwick's Fine Old Books
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The Bushman’s Dream
Jenny Seed,
ISBN: 9780241023990
Hamish Hamilton, London, No date. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Very Good. First Edition. Cloth Boards & Dust Jacket, 8vo, 93pg Fine, Dust Jacket has mild shelf wear, mild yellowing of page edges b/w plates. Size: Octavo (standard book size). Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. Dust Jacket is in very good condition, without tears or chips or other damage, other than spine which is faded by sun exposure. Edges very slightly spotted or marked. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Children; Myths, Legends & Folklore. ISBN: 0241023998. ISBN/EAN: 9780241023990. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: X16999. Very Good Condition
Price: 27.20 (AUD)
Book Number: X16999  Bookseller: Mr Pickwick's Fine Old Books
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The Badger Woods
Iraphne Childs,
ISBN: 9780091303402
Hutchinson, Australia, 1977. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Very Good. First Edition. Very Good Very Good Cloth very good condition jacket, clean cloth boards, decorative end pages, pages clean and white, b/w illustrations. Size: Octavo (standard book size). Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. All edges clean, neat and free of foxing. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Myths, Legends & Folklore; ISBN: 0091303400. ISBN/EAN: 9780091303402. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: X2983. Very Good Condition
Price: 27.20 (AUD)
Book Number: X2983  Bookseller: Mr Pickwick's Fine Old Books
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Celebration: Studies in Festivity and Ritual
Turner (ed.), Victor
ISBN: 9780874749199
Smithsonian,  1982. First Edition
 Softcover (Stiff Boards) Softcover (Stiff Boards). Very Good Condition/No Dust Jacket. First Edition. First softcover edition. Size: Octavo (standard book size). Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. No foxing in this copy. Edges slightly foxed. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Anthropology; Myths, Legends & Folklore. ISBN: 0874749190. ISBN/EAN: 9780874749199. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 27292. Very Good Condition
Price: 43.70 (AUD)
Book Number: 27292  Bookseller: Mr Pickwick's Fine Old Books
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Country Lore and Legends
Westwood & Simpson, Jennifer / Jacqueline
ISBN: 9780141191041
Penguin,  2009. Edition Unstated
 Softcover Softcover. Very Good Condition/No Dust Jacket. Edition Unstated. Size: Octavo (standard book size). 128 pages. Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. All edges clean, neat and free of foxing. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 500 grams. Category: Myths, Legends & Folklore; ISBN: 014119104X. ISBN/EAN: 9780141191041. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: RB16450. Very Good Condition
Price: 19.40 (AUD)
Book Number: RB16450  Bookseller: Mr Pickwick's Fine Old Books
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Thousand Pieces of Gold
Mah, Adeline Yen
ISBN: 9780007124510
Harper Collins,  2003. Early Edition
 Softcover Softcover. Very Good Condition/No Dust Jacket. Early Edition. Size: Octavo (standard book size). 400 pages. Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. Edges foxed and browned. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 500 grams. Category: Myths, Legends & Folklore; ISBN: 0007124511. ISBN/EAN: 9780007124510. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: RB15940. Very Good Condition
Price: 19.40 (AUD)
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Angela Carter’s Book of Fairy Tales
Carter, Angela
ISBN: 9781844081738
Virago, London, 2005. Edition Unstated
 Hardcover (Printed Boards) Hardcover (Printed Boards). As New/As New. Edition Unstated. Size: Octavo (standard book size). 486 pages. Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. Dust Jacket is in as new condition, apart from normal shop shelf wear - contains no tears or chips or other damage. All edges clean, neat and free of foxing. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Fiction; Fairy tales; Myths, Legends & Folklore. ISBN: 1844081737. ISBN/EAN: 9781844081738. Dewey Code: 398.21 22. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: RB15892. As New
Price: 24.30 (AUD)
Book Number: RB15892  Bookseller: Mr Pickwick's Fine Old Books
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The History of Britain Companion: Fascinating Folklore Mysterious Histories & Britannic Brilliance
Swinnerton (ed.), Jo
ISBN: 9781861059147
Robson,  2000. First Edition
 Hardcover (Original Cloth) Hardcover (Original Cloth). New Book/New. First Edition. Remainder mark to bottom edge. Size: Octavo (standard book size). Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. No foxing in this copy. Dust Jacket is new . Dust Jacket un-clipped. All edges clean, neat and free of foxing. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 500 grams. Category: History; Britain/UK; Myths, Legends & Folklore. ISBN: 1861059140. ISBN/EAN: 9781861059147. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 16630. New Book
Price: 27.20 (AUD)
Book Number: 16630  Bookseller: Mr Pickwick's Fine Old Books
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The Way of Wizards
Cross, Tom
ISBN: 9780740719653
Andrews McMee,  2001. Early Edition
 Hardcover (Printed Boards) Hardcover (Printed Boards). Very Good Condition/Very Good. Early Edition. Size: Large Book - between A4 and A3. 176 pages. Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. No foxing in this copy. Dust Jacket is in very good condition, without tears or chips or other damage. Dust Jacket un-clipped. All edges clean, neat and free of foxing. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Myths, Legends & Folklore; ISBN: 0740719653. ISBN/EAN: 9780740719653. Library of Congress No: 2002265059. Dewey Code: 398.21 21. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: RB12556. This book is extra heavy, and may involve extra shipping charges to some countries. Very Good Condition
Price: 34.00 (AUD)
Book Number: RB12556  Bookseller: Mr Pickwick's Fine Old Books
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The Story of Kallum Kundira the Strong Man
Various,
Texas Oil,  1950. Edition Unstated
 Softcover (Saddle-stitched) Softcover (Saddle-stitched). Very Good Condition/No Dust Jacket. Edition Unstated. Size: Small Octavo. Item Type: Ephemera. Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. Slight foxing front/rear pages, but body of book mostly clean and unfoxed. Edges slightly foxed. The publication date given above is an estimate only, there being no date given in the book. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 500 grams. Category: Myths, Legends & Folklore; Australia; Australian Aboriginal; Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 17054. Very Good Condition
Price: 52.40 (AUD)
Book Number: 17054  Bookseller: Mr Pickwick's Fine Old Books
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All the World’s Reward: Folktales Told by Five Scandinavian Storytellers
Kvideland & Sehmsdorf (eds.), Reimund / Henning K.
ISBN: 9780295977546
University of Washington Press,  1999. First Edition
 Softcover (Stiff Card) Softcover (Stiff Card). Very Good Condition/No Dust Jacket. First Edition. Size: Octavo (standard book size). Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. No foxing in this copy. All edges clean, neat and free of foxing. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Myths, Legends & Folklore; ISBN: 029597754X. ISBN/EAN: 9780295977546. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 24301. Very Good Condition
Price: 43.70 (AUD)
Book Number: 24301  Bookseller: Mr Pickwick's Fine Old Books
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Die Erzahlungen aus den Tausendundein Nachten 6 Vols.
von Hofmannsthal (intro.), Hugo
Insel,  No date. Edition Unstated
 Hardcover (Original Cloth) Hardcover (Original Cloth). Very Good Condition/No Dust Jacket. Edition Unstated. Text in German. Size: Octavo (standard book size). 6-volume set (complete). Text is in German. Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. Slight foxing front/rear pages, but body of book mostly clean and unfoxed. Edges foxed and browned. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 2-3 kilos. Category: Myths, Legends & Folklore; German Language; Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 23741. This book is extra heavy, and may involve extra shipping charges to some countries. Very Good Condition
Price: 92.20 (AUD)
Book Number: 23741  Bookseller: Mr Pickwick's Fine Old Books
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The Ashes of a God
Bain (trans.), F. W.
Methuen,  1913. Second Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good Condition/No Dust Jacket. Second Edition. Size: Small Octavo. Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. Slight foxing front/rear pages, but body of book mostly clean and unfoxed. Previous owner's inscription in ink, neat. Deckled edges (rough cut), browned. Minor water damage to text, covers unaffected. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 500 grams. Category: Myths, Legends & Folklore; India; Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 23400. Very Good Condition
Price: 34.00 (AUD)
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An Essence of the Dusk
Bain (trans.), F. W.
Methuen,  1911. Fourth Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good Condition/No Dust Jacket. Fourth Edition. Size: Octavo (standard book size). Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. Slight foxing front/rear pages, but body of book mostly clean and unfoxed. Deckled edges (rough cut), browned. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 500 grams. Category: Myths, Legends & Folklore; India; Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 23399. Very Good Condition
Price: 43.70 (AUD)
Book Number: 23399  Bookseller: Mr Pickwick's Fine Old Books
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Arthurian Literature and Society
Knight, Stephen
ISBN: 9780333300527
MacMillan,  1983. First Edition
 Hardcover (Original Cloth) Hardcover (Original Cloth). Very Good Condition/Very Good. First Edition. Size: Octavo (standard book size). Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. No foxing in this copy. Dust Jacket is in very good condition, without tears or chips or other damage, other than spine which is faded by sun exposure. Dust Jacket un-clipped. Edges browned slightly. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Essays & Literary Criticism; Britain/UK; Early (0-1000 AD); Myths, Legends & Folklore. ISBN: 0333300521. ISBN/EAN: 9780333300527. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 22782. Very Good Condition
Price: 82.50 (AUD)
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The Raven and Other Fairy Tales
Payne, Joan Balfour
Hastings House,  1969. First Edition
 Hardcover (Original Cloth) Hardcover (Original Cloth). Very Good Condition/No Dust Jacket. Illustrator: Joan Balfour Payne. First Edition. Size: Octavo (standard book size). Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. Slight foxing front/rear pages, but body of book mostly clean and unfoxed. Edges browned slightly. Illustrator: Joan Balfour Payne. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Children; Myths, Legends & Folklore. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 21594. Very Good Condition
Price: 34.00 (AUD)
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When the Moon was Big: Legends from New Guinea
Beier, Ulli
ISBN: 9780001950153
Collins,  1973. Third Edition
 Hardcover (Original Cloth) Hardcover (Original Cloth). Good Condition (ex-library)/Very Good. Third Edition. One of a large, sophisticated collection from an Australian anthropologist on New Guinea, Papua and related subject areas. Several hundred volumes from this collection are listed at this site and can be found as a set by searching for the special Keyword pwnewguinea. Size: Quarto. Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. No foxing in this copy. Dust Jacket is in very good condition, except for marks from adhesive tape on flaps front and rear. Dust Jacket price-clipped. Edges very slightly spotted or marked. Text marked with Library stamps, but very discreetly, spine unmarked, in all other respects in very good condition throughout. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 500 grams. Category: Myths, Legends & Folklore; Papua New Guinea; Indigenous Cultures. ISBN: 0001950150. ISBN/EAN: 9780001950153. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 20896. Good Condition (ex-library)
Price: 27.20 (AUD)
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Maori Tales
Andersen, Johannes
Whitcombe & Tombs,  No date. Edition Unstated
 Softcover Softcover. Very Good Condition/No Dust Jacket. Illustrator: A.H. Messenger. Edition Unstated. Size: Small Octavo. Item Type: Ephemera. Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. Scattered foxing, but text mostly clean. Edges foxed and browned. Illustrator: A.H. Messenger. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 500 grams. Category: Myths, Legends & Folklore; New Zealand; Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 20648. Very Good Condition
Price: 92.20 (AUD)
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Maori Legends: Some Myths and Legends of the Maori People
Campbell, Alistair
Viking Sevenseas, Paraparaumu, 1969. First Edition
 Softcover (Saddle-stapled) Softcover (Saddle-stapled). Very Good Condition/No Dust Jacket. Illustrator: Robin White. First Edition. Size: Small Octavo. Item Type: Ephemera. Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. No foxing in this copy. All edges clean, neat and free of foxing. Illustrator: Robin White. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 500 grams. Category: Myths, Legends & Folklore; New Zealand; Indigenous Cultures. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 20135. Very Good Condition
Price: 27.20 (AUD)
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Why Snails Have Shells: Minority and Han Folktales of China
Han, Carolyn
ISBN: 9780824815059
Univ. of Hawaii,  1993. First Edition
 Hardcover (Printed Boards) Hardcover (Printed Boards). Very Good Condition/No Dust Jacket. Illustrator: Li Ji. First Edition. Size: Quarto. Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. No foxing in this copy. All edges clean, neat and free of foxing. Illustrator: Li Ji. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Myths, Legends & Folklore; China; ISBN: 082481505X. ISBN/EAN: 9780824815059. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 19994. Very Good Condition
Price: 34.00 (AUD)
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I Could Talk Old-Story Good: Creativity in Bahamian Folklore
Crowley, Daniel J.
Univ. of California,  1966. Edition Unstated
 Softcover Softcover. Very Good Condition/No Dust Jacket. Edition Unstated. Size: Quarto. Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact, bar chips to top and/or bottom section of spine. Slight foxing front/rear pages, but body of book mostly clean and unfoxed. Previous owner's signature in ink. Edges slightly foxed. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Myths, Legends & Folklore; Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 19421. Very Good Condition
Price: 34.00 (AUD)
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The Turtle and The Island: Folk Tales From Papua New Guinea
Wilson (ed.), Barbara Ker
ISBN: 9789980570253
Web Books, Sydney, 1985. Edition Unstated
 Softcover (Stiff Card) Softcover (Stiff Card). Very Good Condition/No Dust Jacket. Illustrator: Tony Oliver. Edition Unstated. 143pp. Intro by Donald Stokes, ep map. One of a large, sophisticated collection from an Australian anthropologist on New Guinea, Papua and related subject areas. Several hundred volumes from this collection are listed at this site and can be found as a set by searching for the special Keyword pwnewguinea. Size: Quarto. Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. No foxing in this copy. Edges foxed and browned. Illustrator: Tony Oliver. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Myths, Legends & Folklore; Papua New Guinea; Indigenous Cultures. ISBN: 9980570253. ISBN/EAN: 9789980570253. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 667624. Very Good Condition
Price: 27.20 (AUD)
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Tales From the South Seas
Gittins, Anne
Government Press Suva,  1952. First Edition
 Softcover Softcover. Very Good Condition/No Dust Jacket. First Edition. b/w line drawings. Size: Quarto. Item Type: Ephemera. Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. No foxing in this copy. Edges foxed and browned. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 500 grams. Category: Myths, Legends & Folklore; Pacific Ocean; Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 666206. Very Good Condition
Price: 34.00 (AUD)
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The Three Princesses of Whiteland and Other Fairy Tales
Various,
Peter Lunn,  1943. First Edition
 Hardcover (Original Cloth) Hardcover (Original Cloth). Very Good Condition/Fair. First Edition. First edition of the work in this format and binding, and/or set or series. Size: Octavo (standard book size). 126 pages. Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. No foxing in this copy. Dust Jacket has large closed tears and associated wear. Dust Jacket un-clipped. Edges foxed and browned. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Myths, Legends & Folklore; Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 30203. Very Good Condition
Price: 34.00 (AUD)
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Myths of the Middle Ages
Baring-Gould & Matthews(ed.), Sabone / John
ISBN: 9780713727357
Blandford,  1996. Edition Unstated
 Softcover (Stiff Card) Softcover (Stiff Card). Very Good Condition/No Dust Jacket. Edition Unstated. Size: A4 (300 x 210mm approx.). Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. All edges clean, neat and free of foxing. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Myths, Legends & Folklore; ISBN: 0713727357. ISBN/EAN: 9780713727357. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 12790. This book is extra heavy, and may involve extra shipping charges to some countries. Very Good Condition
Price: 34.00 (AUD)
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Forty-Two Fables of La Fontaine
Marsh (trans), Edward
Heinemann,  1924. First Edition
 Hardcover (Original Cloth) Hardcover (Original Cloth). Very Good Condition/No Dust Jacket. First Edition. This is the first Trade edition of the book. Size: Octavo (standard book size). Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. Moderately foxed throughout. Deckled edges (rough cut), browned. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 500 grams. Category: Myths, Legends & Folklore; Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 6588. Very Good Condition
Price: 53.40 (AUD)
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The White Cat
D’Aulnoy, Mme. La Comtesse
MacMillan,  1967. Second Edition
 Hardcover (Original Cloth) Hardcover (Original Cloth). Very Good Condition/Good. Second Edition. Size: A4 (300 x 210mm approx.). Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. No foxing in this copy. Dust Jacket worn at edges, small chips and tears. Dust Jacket un-clipped. Edges very slightly spotted or marked. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Myths, Legends & Folklore; Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 2796. Very Good Condition
Price: 72.80 (AUD)
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Fables Choisies par J. De La Fontaine
La Fontaine, J. De
Paris,  1811. Early Edition
 Hardcover (Half Leather) Hardcover (Half Leather). Very Good Condition/No Dust Jacket. Early Edition. Numerous engravings throughout. Text in French. Size: 14 x 85 cm. Text is in French. Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. Scattered foxing, but text mostly clean. Edges foxed and browned. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 500 grams. Category: Antiquarian & Rare; France; Medieval 10th to 15thc; French Language; Myths, Legends & Folklore. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 1826. Very Good Condition
Price: 218.30 (AUD)
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This is Still Rainbow Snake Country Australian Aboriginal Myths
Berndt, Catherine
ISBN: 0725310669
Bookshelf Publishing, Australia, 2000. Reprint
 Softcover Softcover. Very Good Condition/. Illustrator: Raymond Meeks. Reprint. No internal inscriptions, torn or missing pages. 56 pages. Illustrator: Raymond Meeks. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 500 grams. Category: Myths, Legends & Folklore; Australia; Children. ISBN: 0725310669. ISBN/EAN: 9780725310660. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 51987. Very Good Condition
Price: 27.50 (AUD)
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The Great Deeds of Superheroes
Saxby, Maurice
ISBN: 0855748842
Millennium, New South Wales, 1989. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Good Condition/Good. Illustrator: Robert Ingpen. First Edition. No torn or missing pages. Previous owner's name on first page. Some shelf rubbing to edges of book. Minor wear to extremities of dust jacket. 184 pages. Dust Jacket un-clipped. Illustrator: Robert Ingpen. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Myths, Legends & Folklore; ISBN: 0855748842. ISBN/EAN: 9780855748845. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 51903. Good Condition
Price: 22.50 (AUD)
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Women of The Classics
Sturgeon, Mary
George Harrap 1927.  1927 
  8vo. hardcover. 256pp. index. Very good. 
Price: 15.00 (AUD)
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Fairy Tales: Traditional Stories Retold for Gay Men
Peter Cashorali
ISBN: 0062513087
HarperCollins San Francisco 1996 Third Printing
 Hard Cover An unmarked copy with age tanned pages. "With their tender queer twist, Peter Cashorali's smart, saucy retelling of the classics wll nurture the child giving life to every gay man - and give us myths to live and laugh by." (Richard Labonte, A Different Light Bookstores)  Very Good/Very Good
Price: 25.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 030098  Bookseller: Pamela Bakes at Page Two
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The Myth of the Magus (Canto original series)
E. M. Butler
ISBN: 0521437776
Cambridge University Press  1993 Reprint
 Paperback Small PO sticker to first page otherwise unmarked, pages lightly tanned, no creasing to spine and appears unread.  Very Good
Price: 20.00 (AUD)
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The World of Tolkien
Day, David
ISBN: 184000925X
Mitchell Beazley, London, 2003. First Edition
 Softcover (with flaps) 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 kilogram. 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. Near Fine Condition
Price: 10.00 (AUD)
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Fables Choisies; mises en vers
La Fontaine ,
Editions Garnier Freres, Paris, 1962. First Edition
 Softcover Softcover. Very Good Condition/Good. Illustrator: Illustrated. First Edition. introduction, notes and relevant variations have all been composed by Georges Cruton, list, alphabetically of the fables and index. The text is illustrated with 32 black-and-white reproductions of contemporary illustrations. Plain yellow card cover with black and red coloured titles to the front panel and backstrip. Illustrated dustwrapper with red and black coloured titles to the front panel and black coloured titles to the backstrip. A rendering of the French storyteller, La Fontaine, fables, with explanation and notes to each fable. The text is in French. A little creasing and browning to the head end to the heel of the backstrip and creasing to the book corners. Light browning to the top textblock edge in light age toning of the other edges and of the internal pages. Original bookseller's sticker to the lower right-hand corner of the verso of the front panel. Creasing and rubbing to the dustwrapper edges and dustwrapper panels. Fading to the backstrip and the dustwrapper shows a few stains and marks. On the verso of the dustwrapper are listing of further books from the publishing house. First edition of the work in this format and binding, and/or set or series. Size: 12mo (standard paperback). (9), II-XXXVII, (4), 4-576, (8) pages,. Text is in French. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Illustrated. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Myths, Legends & Folklore; France; French Language; Inventory No: 0114108. Very Good Condition
Price: 12.00 (AUD)
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The One Who Set out to Study the Fear
Redgrove, Peter,
ISBN: 0747501874
Bloomsbury, London, 1989. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Good. Illustrator: Jeff Fisher. First Edition. Blue coloured endpapers. At the beginning of each tale is a small black-and-white illustration, by Jeff Fisher. Blue coloured boards with gilt embossed stars and author's initials to the lower right-hand corner of the front panel. Gilt coloured titles to the backstrip. Illustrated dustwrapper, again by Jeff Fisher, with black coloured titles to the front panel and backstrip. Black and white photograph of author to the rear dustwrapper panel. A retelling of some of the stories gathered by the brothers Grimm, and, as the front fold over panel blurb states " ... Peter Redgrove gives to the retelling of each story at its own pace and a manner suitable for the present day. Each is carefully rooted in the original, but casting an individual and energetic style that is both disrespectful and enchanting." Minor rubbing to the backstrip edges and book corners. Browning of the textblock edges and age toning of the pages. The remains of the removal of a price sticker can be seen to the top right-hand corner of the free front end paper. A hint of rubbing to the dustwrapper edges and panels. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. [10], 3-183, [1] pages,. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Jeff Fisher. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Myths, Legends & Folklore; Literature & Literary. ISBN: 0747501874. ISBN/EAN: 9780747501879. Inventory No: 0116642. Very Good Condition
Price: 16.50 (AUD)
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Spear of Destiny. The Occult Power Behind the Spear Which Pierced the Side of Christ
Ravenscroft, Trevor,
ISBN: 0877285470
Weiser, New York, 1982. Reprint
 Softcover Softcover. Fair Condition/. Illustrator: pictures. Reprint. the author shows the Spear's amazing list of owners from Herod the great down to Adolf Hitler, and how they will do its power to affect world history from the decline of the Roman Empire to the 20th century. previous owner has placed a white sticker on the spine, and then covered the book with clear adhesive plastic, she has placed her name stamp on the inside of the front cover. There is no other damage to describe. There is a central section of 26 black-and-white photographs, some diagrams in the text, a birth chart of Adolf Hitler, a bibliography & index. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. XXII, 362 pages. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: pictures. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Magic, Paranormal & Occult; Germany; Myths, Legends & Folklore. ISBN: 0877285470. ISBN/EAN: 9780877285472. Inventory No: 0275142. Fair Condition
Price: 22.00 (AUD)
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Elijah’s Violin and Other Jewish Folktales (Penguin Folklore Library)
Schwartz, Howard – Collector and Reteller,
ISBN: 0140595023
Penguin Books, Harmondsworth, Middlesex, 1987. First Paperback Edition
 Softcover Softcover. Good Condition/. First Paperback Edition. acknowledgements, introduction by author, sources and glossary. Illustrated card cover with black and aqua coloured titles to the front panel and aqua coloured titles to the backstrip. "This superb collection of thirty-six stories shows the Jewish folk tale as an expression of continuity with the past in which all the Jewish generations merge mysteriously into a single, timeless present." -- from the rear panel blurb. The stories rang from fifth century Babylon to 19th-century Europe, and from around the world. Creases to the book corners, multiple to the front corners. Rubbing to the book edges and panels and there is fading to the backstrip. Reading creases to the backstrip and there is a stain to the top one third of the backstrip. Age toning of the text block edges and pages. Size: Trade Paperback. [7], 8-249, [5] and pages,. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Myths, Legends & Folklore; Religion & Theology. ISBN: 0140595023. ISBN/EAN: 9780140595024. Inventory No: 0119548. Good Condition
Price: 16.50 (AUD)
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The Illustrated Encyclopaedia of Myths & Legends
Cottrell, Arthur,
ISBN: 0732200997
Collins Publishers Australia, Sydney, 1989. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Good. Illustrator: Photographic and Illustrations. First Edition. introduction, Micropedia, further reading and index. Deep yellow coloured endpapers. The text is illustrated with colour and black-and-white photographs, colour and black-and-white illustrations and maps. Tan coloured boards with gilt coloured titles to the backstrip. Colour illustrated dustwrapper with black and brown coloured titles to the front panel and black coloured titles to the backstrip. "The Illustrated Encyclopaedia of Myths and Legends is a new and comprehensive guide to its subjects which includes individual entries for more than 1250 characters of myths and legends from 18 different cultural traditions around the world." -- from the front of a panel blurb. Softening and rubbing to the backstrip edges and rubbing to the lower edges. Chipping to the top dustwrapper corners and creasing to the top edge. Fading to the backstrip. First edition of the work in this format and binding, and/or set or series. Size: 4to 9¾" - 12" tall. [6], 7-260 pages, . Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Photographic and Illustrations. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Myths, Legends & Folklore; ISBN: 0732200997. ISBN/EAN: 9780732200992. Inventory No: 0118866. This book weighs over 1 Kg packed and extra postal costs will be asked for when shipping outside Australia.. Very Good Condition
Price: 22.00 (AUD)
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Erotic Fairy Tales: A Romp Through the Classics
szereton, mitzi (a.k.a. Valentine, M. S.),
ISBN: 1573991244
Cleis Press, San Francisco, 2000. First Edition
 Softcover Softcover. Good Condition/. First Edition. please note that these are not the gentle fairytales told to children, but rather the more shall we say adult versions of the same stories. I shall never think of Cinderella in the same way again. Full number line. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. XII, 316, [8] pages in photographic illustrated softcover binding which is slightly rubbed at the top and bottom of front and rear panels.. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Myths, Legends & Folklore; Erotica; ISBN: 1573991244. ISBN/EAN: 9781573991247. Inventory No: 0261179. Good Condition
Price: 15.00 (AUD)
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Sticks, Stones
Llerena, Carlos Antonio,
ISBN: 0030182468
Holt Rinehart & Winston, New York, 1977. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Very Good. Illustrator: The Author. First Edition. 32 pages, text illustrated with black-and-white drawings, black-and-white illustrated dust wrapper. 1.5 in. tear at the bottom front panel/spine fold; otherwise in very good order. This Peruvian author/artist retells a Peruvian folktale about how the plain puma became the beautiful otorongo. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: The Author. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Myths, Legends & Folklore; Fiction -- Childrens; ISBN: 0030182468. ISBN/EAN: 9780030182464. Inventory No: 0207272. Very Good Condition
Price: 16.50 (AUD)
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The Biggest Fish in the World
Reed, A. W.,
ISBN: 058900848X
A. H. & A. W. Reed, Wellington, 1974. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Good/Poor Condition. Illustrator: Roger Hart & Trevor Plaisted. First Edition. 400 g; 136 pages, lavishly illustrated throughout with part page black-and-white drawings, and full-page colour illustrations. The front panel of the dust jacket is illustrated by Trevor Plaisted, all the other illustrations in the book are by Roger Hart. Previous owner's name underneath the front fold over flap. The top edge of the dust jacket has 2 x 1.0 inch tear, either side of the spine along the top edge, and someone or something has nibbled at the front fold over corner. . This book is a retelling in simple language for children of the best of the wonderful Maori stories about the sea and sky, birds and stars, insects, trees and fishes, strange white skinned fairies who live in the dense forests, and the amazing adventures of men who climbed up to a world above the clouds or build canoes and went on long sea journeys. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Roger Hart & Trevor Plaisted. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Myths, Legends & Folklore; mythology; New Zealand; ISBN: 058900848X. ISBN/EAN: 9780589008482. Inventory No: 0213664. Good
Price: 12.00 (AUD)
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The Myths of Greece and Rome -- Their Stories Signification and Origin
Guerber, H. A.,
George G. Harrap, London, 1938. First Edition
 Hardcover (Original Cloth) Hardcover (Original Cloth). Good/Poor Condition. Illustrator: Various. First Edition. 424 pages, includes maps, genealogical table, glossary and index. Colour frontispiece by Lord Leighton, with 48 black-and-white photographs from famous pictures and statues. Fading of the spine section of the binding, traces of foxing to the top in front edges of the textblock, offset tanning of the front free end page. bumping of the top edge of the spine section and a little rubbing to the same. Traces of foxing in the index, some sloppiness of the front hinge. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Various. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Myths, Legends & Folklore; Inventory No: 0242757. Good
Price: 22.00 (AUD)
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Bill Wannan’s The Australian; Yarns, Ballads, Legends, Traditions
Wannan, Bill ,
Currey O'Neil, Melbourne, 1979. Reprint
 Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Very Good. Illustrator: Ron Edwards. Reprint. foreword by Alan Marshall, preface by author, preface to the third edition, acknowledgements, editor's note. Gilt coloured endpapers. The text is illustrated with black-and-white drawings by Ron Edwards. White and olive flecked coloured boards with gilt titles to the backstrip. Illustrated dustwrapper, by Vane Lindsay, with black and blue coloured titles to the front panel and backstrip. This book was first published in 1954. "Bill Wannan's best-selling The Australian represents the culmination of the author's lifelong investigation into what made Australians what they are." -- from the front fold over panel blurb. In this book you will find the funniest, most dramatic, finest ballads, sayings, legends, superstitions, anecdotes from Australia's past. the spine section of the dustwrapper has faded, otherwise there is no damage worth reporting. The book appears not to have any annotations, and the dust jacket has no tears. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. (5), VI-XXII, (232, (2) pages,. Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Ron Edwards. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Myths, Legends & Folklore; Humour ; Australia; History. Inventory No: 0258578. Very Good Condition
Price: 16.50 (AUD)
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Farrusco The Blackbird And Other Stories from the Portuguese
Torga, Miguel,
George Allen & Unwin Ltd, London, 1950. First Edition
 Hardcover (Illustrated Boards) Hardcover (Illustrated Boards). Very Good Condition/Good. Illustrator: Gregorio Prieto. First Edition. introduction (and translation) by Denis Brass and acknowledgement. The text is illustrated with four page, black and white illustrations by Gregorio Prieto. Grey coloured boards with dark red illustration, again by Gregorio Prieto, with dark red coloured titles to the backstrip. Illustrated dustwrapper, again by Gregorio Prieto, with dark red colour titles to the front panel and backstrip. A series of short stories from Portugal, with a fresh and intriguing voice, by Miguel Torga. Softening to the head and to the heel of the backstrip and bumping to the top book corners. Browning to the textblock edges and of the internal pages. A little chipping to the head and to the heel of the backstrip and heavy rubbing and browning to the dustwrapper panels. Sunning to the backstrip. Size: 4to 9¾" - 12" tall. (6), 7 - 93, (1) pages,. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Gregorio Prieto. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Myths, Legends & Folklore; Portugal; Inventory No: 0114165. Very Good Condition
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Biblische Gestalten in der Legende
Weissmann, Frieda,
J. Kauffmann, Frankfurt am Main, 1928. not Indicated
 Hardcover (Original Cloth) Hardcover (Original Cloth). Very Good Condition/No Dust Jacket. not Indicated. 250 g; 88 pages, last three pages advertisements, 10 stories taken from the Bible (Old Testament). Aside from part of the binding being visible between pages 32 and 33, the book is in good order. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Myths, Legends & Folklore; Inventory No: 0213062. Post will be reduced to $7.80 for posting inside Australia, at the time of processing the order.. Very Good Condition
Price: 18.00 (AUD)
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The Wonderful Story of Zaal; A Persian Legend
Batmanglij, M. & Batmanglij, N.,
ISBN: 0934211019
Mage Pub, Washington, D.C., U.S.A., 1986. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Very Good. Illustrator: Franta. First Edition. 700 g; not paginated, 48 pages, text in Farsi, and English, illustrated throughout in colour. Illustrated end pages. Colour illustrated dustwrapper. Handling marks, and a half inch tear to the bottom left of the rear panel of the jacket. Size: Folio ( 12"- 15" tall ). Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Franta. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Myths, Legends & Folklore; ISBN: 0934211019. ISBN/EAN: 9780934211017. Inventory No: 0219485. Very Good Condition
Price: 27.50 (AUD)
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Love and be Wise ; Based on ’ Riquet a La Houppe ’ By Charles Perrault
Perrault, Charles [ Retold by Anne Carter ],
ISBN: 0744506093
Walker Books, London, 1988. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Very Good. Illustrator: Jean Claverie. First Edition. VI, 45 pages. Pale orange coloured endpapers. The text is illustrated with wonderful full page and occasional double page illustrations by Jean Claverie. " "Illustrated front cover, again by Jean Claverie, with brown background and black titles to the front panel and back strip. Illustrated dustwrapper, using the same illustration as for underlying boards. Black titles to the front panel and to the back strip. A trace of foxing to the top edge of the text block. A retelling of the 17th-century French fairytale writer Charles Perraults' story of Riquet of the Quiff and his lady love. . Size: Square Quarto. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Jean Claverie. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Myths, Legends & Folklore; Illustrated; Fiction -- Childrens; ISBN: 0744506093. ISBN/EAN: 9780744506099. Inventory No: 0219907. Very Good Condition
Price: 65.00 (AUD)
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The Myths of Greece and Rome -- Their Stories Signification and Origin
Guerber, H. A.,
George G. Harrap & Co, London, 1909. Reprint
 Hardcover (Original Cloth) Hardcover (Original Cloth). Good Condition/No Dust Jacket. Illustrator: Various. Reprint. first printed in 1907; This edition as produced by the publisher has dark red leather over the spine, and the corners, with gilt decoration on the spine, gilt top edge, the other edges being uncut, with traces of foxing visible. The binding is tight with the original dark red page marker ribbon still attached and in good order. Some of the pages and plates are affected by foxing, but overall the book is in very good condition for its age. XIII, 395 pp., 64 plate illustrations, all firmly attached. Very pink marbled endpapers. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Various. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Myths, Legends & Folklore; Inventory No: 0203959. Good Condition
Price: 110.00 (AUD)
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All Colour Book of Greek Mythology
Patrick, Richard,
ISBN: 0706401115
Octopus Books, London, 1972. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Good/Good. Illustrator: Photographic. First Edition. 700 g; 72 pages, illustrated with 102 colour plates, with illustrated end pages, illustrated boards, and colour illustrated dust jacket. The top edge of the front and rear boards show minor signs of insect damage, the dust jacket is rubbed and chipped across the top edge, with a couple of tape repairs and shows traces of foxing, on the verso of the jacket. An introduction by Barbara Picard. Size: 4to 9¾" - 12" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Photographic. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Myths, Legends & Folklore; ISBN: 0706401115. ISBN/EAN: 9780706401110. Inventory No: 0220617. Good
Price: 15.00 (AUD)
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Romance and Legend of Chivalry with Illustrations in Colour and Monochrome from Drawings and Famous Paintings
Moncrieff, A. R. Hope,
The Gresham Publishing Company, London, No date. no Indication
 Hardcover (Original Cloth) Hardcover (Original Cloth). Good Condition/No Dust Jacket. Illustrator: Various. no Indication. 1.150 kg; XII, 440 pages, last page blank; indexed, colour frontispiece with tissue guard, seven other plates in colour, 26 monochrome drawings and paintings (the one at page 274/275 has partially come away). Top edge of text block tinted a dark green, with the spine, and front board, titled with dark red ink, and a small decoration in lemon yellow. Slight bumping to the spine at the bottom, and rubbing of the lower corners of the cloth, and there is a chip to the cloth on the front edge approximately 3 inches from the top. . This volume and deals with the prose or verse tales styled Romances, as told in one of the Romance languages, being mainly indeed of French origin. The book is divided into two parts, the first giving an account of the character and development of Romance, which in the second and larger division is represented by typical tales from its various schools. -- from the preface. Published at the beginning of the last century Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Various. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Myths, Legends & Folklore; Inventory No: 0221286. THIS BOOK WILL INCUR EXTRA POST OUTSIDE OF AUSTRALIA, BECAUSE IT IS OVER 1 Kg WITHOUT PACKAGING, PLEASE ENQUIRE BEFORE ORDERING. Good Condition
Price: 90.00 (AUD)
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The Empire of Fear
Stableford, Brian,
ISBN: 0671699458
Simon & Schuster, London, 1988. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Fair Condition/Very Good. Illustrator: Brian Salmon -- Cover Art. First Edition. 800 g; 392pp., last 2 blank. Blue coloured boards with gilt writing on the spine. Illustrated dustwrapper, by Brian Salmon, with white writing on the front panel and spine. The bottom edge of the text block shows a splash mark from water with some slight colour transfer to the bottom edge of the pages, but not affecting the internal contents. Water marks to the underside of the dust jacket. The Empire of fear is a fabulous adventure, which provides a fascinating picture of a society moving out of the shadow of superstition and feudalism into an age of science and reason. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Brian Salmon -- Cover Art. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Myths, Legends & Folklore; Fiction -- Fantasy ; ISBN: 0671699458. ISBN/EAN: 9780671699451. Inventory No: 0223009. Fair Condition
Price: 16.50 (AUD)
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A Treasury of Australian Folk Tales & Traditions
Beatty, Bill,
Ure Smith, Sydney, 1963. Reprint
 Hardcover Hardcover. Good/Poor Condition. Illustrator: Cedric Emanuel. Reprint. 700 g; 320 pages, indexed, illustrated throughout with small black-and-white line drawings. Illustrated end pages, colour illustrated dust jacket; the dust jacket is missing the bottom half of the rear panel, and what is left has been chipped, and torn, and held together with tape which has browned and stained both the dust jacket edges and the end pages to which the tape was adhered. Previous owner's name on the half title page. This is the first comprehensive collection of Australian folktales and traditions. There are tales of adventure, bushrangers, shipwrecks, ghosts, place names and place lore, and there is a wide selection of colonial ballads. Although entertaining, the book also provides a reference work for the future. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Cedric Emanuel. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Myths, Legends & Folklore; Australiana; Music; Inventory No: 0225108. Good
Price: 12.50 (AUD)
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Visit to the Great Ant Kingdom
Tianxiu, Li,
ISBN: 7800512983
Dolphin Books, Beijing, 1988. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Good/Good. Illustrator: Shiming Zhang. First Edition. 42 pages of illustrations with a line of text at the bottom of each page, decorated endpages, colour illustrated boards matching the wrapper. A neat tidy copy. . Size: Square Quarto. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Shiming Zhang. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Myths, Legends & Folklore; ISBN: 7800512983. ISBN/EAN: 9787800512988. Inventory No: 0210397. Good
Price: 16.00 (AUD)
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The Mouth of the Night
Macfarlane, Iris;Campbell, J. F.,
ISBN: 0701150351
Chatto & Windus, London, 1973. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Very Good. Illustrator: John Lawrence. First Edition. 400 g; 160 pages, illustrated with black-and-white line drawings. Colour illustrated dustjacket. The top edge of text block is foxed. Otherwise a very clean copy. The 14 memorable Gaelic tales of this collection are accompanied by starkly powerful drawings by the distinguished illustrated John Lawrence, who has taken every advantage of the humorous and dramatic possibilities. -- Front fold over blurb Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: John Lawrence. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Myths, Legends & Folklore; Scotland; ISBN: 0701150351. ISBN/EAN: 9780701150358. Inventory No: 0232724. Very Good Condition
Price: 16.50 (AUD)
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Singing Ringing Tree
Hastings, Selina,
ISBN: 0744507014
Walker Books, London, 1988. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Good. Illustrator: Brierley, Louise. First Edition. 400 g; not paginated, (12 full-page illustrations opposite 12 pages of text and two other pages) in original hardcover binding slightly rubbed on the bottom edge at the spine, in dust jacket which has been price clipped, and has a faint creases running diagonally across the front panel. Based on Peggy Miller's version of the traditional story, Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Brierley, Louise. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Myths, Legends & Folklore; Faerie ; Fiction -- Childrens; ISBN: 0744507014. ISBN/EAN: 9780744507010. Inventory No: 0226198. Very Good Condition
Price: 26.50 (AUD)
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The Age of Fable -- Everyman’s library 472
Bulfinch, Thomas,
J. M. Dent, London, 1931. Reprint
 Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Very Good. Reprint. 300 g; X, 372, 16 pages (the last 16 being advertisements are the books in the Everyman's library), in original blue cloth covered boards, with decorated dustjacket. This volume is one of the selected volumes from the section "for Young People". Top edge of text block is tinted, otherwise the book itself is in very good order. The dustjacket is rubbed with short splits at the top and bottom of the fold overs, and rubbing with minor chipping to the top of the spine section, which shows handling marks. Size: 12mo (Small Hardcover ). Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Myths, Legends & Folklore; Inventory No: 0227505. Post will be reduced to $7.80 for posting inside Australia, at the time of processing the order.. Very Good Condition
Price: 18.50 (AUD)
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Roman Mythology
Perowne, Stewart,
ISBN: 0600550214
Newnes, Middlesex, 1986. First Edition
 Softcover Softcover. Very Good Condition/No Dust Jacket. Illustrator: Various. First Edition. 600 g; 144 pages, indexed, and illustrated throughout with black-and-white, and colour photographs with supporting text. In original photographic illustrated softcover binding which is slightly faded on the spine section. The original bookseller's rubber name stamp at the bottom right-hand corner of the 1st page. A Volume in the Library of the World's Myths and Legends series. Size: Large Format Paperback. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Various. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Myths, Legends & Folklore; ISBN: 0600550214. ISBN/EAN: 9780600550211. Inventory No: 0228697. Very Good Condition
Price: 14.00 (AUD)
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Indian Mythology
Ions, Veronica,
ISBN: 0600550222
Newnes, Middlesex, 1986. First Edition
 Softcover Softcover. Very Good Condition/No Dust Jacket. Illustrator: Various. First Edition. 600 g; 144 pages, indexed, and illustrated throughout with black-and-white, and colour photographs with supporting text. In original photographic illustrated softcover binding which is slightly faded on the spine section. The original bookseller's rubber name stamp at the bottom right-hand corner of the 1st page. A Volume in the Library of the World's Myths and Legends series. Size: Large Format Paperback. Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Various. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Myths, Legends & Folklore; ISBN: 0600550222. ISBN/EAN: 9780600550228. Inventory No: 0228698. Very Good Condition
Price: 14.00 (AUD)
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Egyptian Mythology
Ions, Veronica,
ISBN: 0600550249
Newnes, Middlesex, 1986. First Edition
 Softcover Softcover. Very Good Condition/No Dust Jacket. Illustrator: Various. First Edition. 600 g; 144 pages, indexed, and illustrated throughout with black-and-white, and colour photographs with supporting text. In original photographic illustrated softcover binding which is slightly faded on the spine section. The original bookseller's rubber name stamp at the bottom right-hand corner of the 1st page. A Volume in the Library of the World's Myths and Legends series. Size: Large Format Paperback. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Various. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Myths, Legends & Folklore; ISBN: 0600550249. ISBN/EAN: 9780600550242. Inventory No: 0228699. Very Good Condition
Price: 14.00 (AUD)
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Many Kinds of Magic; Tales of Mystery, Myth & Enchantment
Scott, William Neville Aka Scott, Bill,
ISBN: 0670829714
Viking, Ringwood, Victoria, 1990. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Very Good. Illustrator: Lisa Herriman. First Edition. 840 g; X, 244 pages, illustrated throughout with black-and-white line drawings, reminiscent in style to rune stones. Colour illustrated dust jacket. This is a collection of folktales from around the world. Size: Quarto -- up to 12 " Tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Lisa Herriman. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Myths, Legends & Folklore; Folk Song; ISBN: 0670829714. ISBN/EAN: 9780670829712. Inventory No: 0229931. Very Good Condition
Price: 22.00 (AUD)
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The Golden Man; A Quest for Eldorado
von Hagen, Victor W.,
ISBN: 0347000061
Saxon House, London, 1974. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Very Good. Illustrator: Photographic. First Edition. 820 g.; XIV, 338 pages, list of illustrations, Exordium to a factual myth, bibliography. Brown coloured endpapers. Black-and-white photographic frontispiece, showing a solid gold figure. The text is illustrated with 66 black and white photographs and a few colour photographs. The dustjacket has faded on the left-hand side of the front panel and has a 0.5 inch tear at the top right of the rear panel. The front panel has a 1.0 inch tear at the top right-hand corner. Ownership inscription on the bottom right-hand corner of the front free end page with a sticker stain at the top left of the same. No other damage to describe. This is the history of Eldorado. From being a single golden man the myth has evolved into a city of gold. In this book the author follows the footsteps of many predecessors looking for the legendary city of gold. He discusses the myth, the heroics and the history of untold deaths that Eldorado has caused throughout the ages. . Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Photographic. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Myths, Legends & Folklore; History -- South America; Exploration; ISBN: 0347000061. ISBN/EAN: 9780347000062. Inventory No: 0230871. THIS BOOK WILL INCUR EXTRA POST OUTSIDE OF AUSTRALIA, BECAUSE IT IS OVER 1 Kg WITHOUT PACKAGING, PLEASE ENQUIRE BEFORE ORDERING. Very Good Condition
Price: 22.00 (AUD)
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Nine Dayak Nights
Geddes, W. R.,
Oxford University Press, Melbourne, 1957. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Good. Illustrator: Photographic. First Edition. 500 g; XXXII, 144 pages, indexed, illustrated with black-and-white plates, and a couple of maps. Photographic illustrated dustjacket. Couple of foxing spots to the top edge of the text block. The dustjacket bottom edges lightly rubbed, the top edge has a 0.5 inch tear is central to the rear panel and a 1.0 inch tear with associated creasing and chipping at the top of the spine. The spine section of the jacket has faded from exposure to light. There is also a closed tear about 3 inches from the top on the spine section. A scan can be provided to help assess condition. This book is about the life and culture of the land Dyaks of Borneo. The author spent 2 years living with them. He presented to us principally by means of a legend, a wonderful tale of a Dayak folk hero and his amazing achievements as told to the author by Raseh, the leading spirit-medium of the village." -- Front fold over blurb Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Photographic. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Myths, Legends & Folklore; Religion; History -- Indonesia; Inventory No: 0233001. Very Good Condition
Price: 38.50 (AUD)
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Ancient Egyptian Mythology
Forty, Jo,
ISBN: 0785807667
Chartwell, New Jersey, 1996. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Very Good. Illustrator: Photographic. First Edition. 600 g; 64 pages, profusely illustrated with colour plates, and with several maps, and chronological table of the dynasties. Colour illustrated dustjacket matches the illustrated boards beneath. The book is second-hand but has no damage to describe. Size: 4to 9¾" - 12" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Photographic. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Myths, Legends & Folklore; Egypt; Religion & Theology. ISBN: 0785807667. ISBN/EAN: 9780785807667. Inventory No: 0233845. Very Good Condition
Price: 14.00 (AUD)
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The Enchanted World -- Seekers and Saviours
Time-Life Books,
ISBN: 0705408914
Time Life, Amsterdam, 1990. 3rd Printing
 Hardcover (Original Cloth) Hardcover (Original Cloth). Very Good Condition/Very Good. 3rd Printing. 1.0 kg; 143 pp., gilt decorated boards with large plate tipped in on front cover. yellow silk ribbon page marker. Colour illustrated dustwrapper. Lavish black and white and colour pictures. Includes a bibliography. There is no damage to the book. There is a 0.25 inch tear at the top left of the rear panel of the dustjacket. (Some of the illustrations in the book are by Edmund Dulac). Size: Folio ( 12"- 15" tall ). Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Myths, Legends & Folklore; ISBN: 0705408914. ISBN/EAN: 9780705408912. Inventory No: 0234140. THIS BOOK WILL INCUR EXTRA POST OUTSIDE OF AUSTRALIA, BECAUSE IT IS OVER 1 Kg WITHOUT PACKAGING, PLEASE ENQUIRE BEFORE ORDERING. Very Good Condition
Price: 26.50 (AUD)
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The Golden Man; A Quest for Eldorado
von Hagen, Victor W.,
Book Club Associates, London, 1974. Book Club Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Good/Good. Illustrator: Photographic. Book Club Edition. XIV, 338 pages, list of illustrations, Exordium to a factual myth, bibliography. Brown coloured endpapers. Black-and-white photographic frontispiece, showing a solid gold figure. The text is illustrated with 66 black and white photographs and a few colour photographs. Light orange coloured boards with gilt titles to the backstrip. Bumping and rubbing to the backstrip edges and rubbing to the book corners. Light foxing to the text block edges. Photographic dustwrapper, with purple and white titles to the front panel and backstrip. Rubbing and creasing to the dustwrapper edges and faint fading to the backstrip. A few marks to the dustwrapper panels and there is a small nick to the top left-hand corner of the front dustwrapper panel. There is a triangular crease to the top right-hand corner of the front fold over panel. This is the history of Eldorado. From being a single golden man the myth has evolved into a city of gold. In this book the author follows the footsteps of many predecessors looking for the legendary city of gold. He discusses the myth, the heroics and the history of untold deaths that Eldorado has caused throughout the ages. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Photographic. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Myths, Legends & Folklore; Exploration ; History -- South America ; Inventory No: 0106994. Good
Price: 14.00 (AUD)
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Realms of Gold Myths and Legends from around the World
Pilling, Ann ,
ISBN: 0862729327
Kingfisher Books, London, 1993. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Good/Good. Illustrator: Kady MacDonald Denton. First Edition. 640 g.; VII, 93 pages, introduction by Ann Pilling. Illustrated endpapers and internal texts by a Kady MacDonald Denton. Illustrated boards with black and red titles to the front panel and backstrip. A little rubbing to the backstrip corner edges and to the book corners. Illustrated dustwrapper, same illustration as for underlying board with black and red titles to the front panel and backstrip. Rubbing and creasing to the dustwrapper corners and rubbing to the laminate of the dustwrapper. An anthology of myths and legends from around the world in three sections, Earth, Air, Fire and Water, Love and Death and Fools and Heroes. to help set a condition. Size: 4to 9¾" - 12" tall. We are happy to provide pictures of this book on request Illustrator: Kady MacDonald Denton. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Myths, Legends & Folklore; ISBN: 0862729327. ISBN/EAN: 9780862729325. Inventory No: 0107025. Good
Price: 16.00 (AUD)
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Folktales from Australia’s Children of the World
Not Stated,
ISBN: 0725405252
Ure Smith, Sydney, 1979. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Good. Illustrator: Various. First Edition. VII, 8-128 pages, last page blank, publisher's note, foreword by M.J.R. Mackellar, Minister for Immigration and acknowledgements. Map illustrated endpapers, showing a map of the world and of the places where the folk tales originated. Colour photographic title page, showing a group of young children in national costumes. The text is illustrated with both colour and black-and-white drawings, by various artists. Yellow coloured boards with white titles to the front panel and backstrip. A little rubbing to the backstrip corners and to the book corners. Very light age toning to the internal text. Colour photographic dustwrapper, same illustration as board title page, with blue and red titles to the front panel and backstrip. A little rubbing and creasing to the dustwrapper corners. Some sunning to the rear dustwrapper panel. The results of removal of a sticker can be seen to the lower right-hand corner of the rear dustwrapper panel. " Folktales from Australia's Children of the World is a unique publication comprising 30 languages. Each folktale is presented in the English language followed by the language of the story's origin." -- from the front fold over panel blurb. Size: Folio (over 12" tall ). Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Various. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Myths, Legends & Folklore; Illustrated; ISBN: 0725405252. ISBN/EAN: 9780725405250. Inventory No: 0107969. Very Good Condition
Price: 16.00 (AUD)
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Watunna, an Orinoco Creation Cycle
De Civrieux, Marc (Guss, David M. -- editor ),
ISBN: 0292715897
University Of Texas Press, Austin, Texas, 1997. Reissued, 1st thus
 Softcover Softcover. Very Good Condition/No Dust Jacket. Reissued, 1st thus. there is an annotation of the top right-hand corner of the 1st page, creasing of the top left-hand corner of the rear panel, and minor handling marks to the edges of the pages. originally published in Spanish in 1970, this book is the epic history and creation story of the Makiritare, or Yekuana, peoples living along the northern bank of the upper Orinoco River in Venezuela. Size: Trade Paperback. XIV, 214 pages, including maps, glossary, and a central eight-page black-and-white photographic section, with a photographic title page and a double page map .. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Indigenous Cultures; Venezuela; Myths, Legends & Folklore. ISBN: 0292715897. ISBN/EAN: 9780292715899. Inventory No: 0239735. Very Good Condition
Price: 16.50 (AUD)
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Writings on English folklore, legend and myth edited with an introduction and notes by Robert Welch
Yeats, W. B.,
ISBN: 014018001X
Penguin,  1993. First Edition
 Softcover Softcover. Very Good Condition/No Dust Jacket. First Edition. this collection brings together all of Yeats's published prose writings on the subject (Irish folklore, legend and myth) and for the 1st time these essays, introductions and sketches are presented chronologically, enabling the reader to perceive how Yeats's analysis develops, embracing ideas and visions of increasing psychological and philosophical complexity. Second impression. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. XXXVI, 460 pages, photographic softcover binding. Age toning of the page edges, no other damage to describe. Free of annotation.. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Myths, Legends & Folklore; Ireland; ISBN: 014018001X. ISBN/EAN: 9780140180015. Inventory No: 0241095. Post will be reduced to $7.80 for posting inside Australia, at the time of processing the order.. Very Good Condition
Price: 18.00 (AUD)
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Tales of My Grandmother’s Dreamtime
Naiura,
ISBN: 1876206195
Bartel Publications, Sydney, 2010. Reprint
 Hardcover (Laminated Boards) Hardcover (Laminated Boards). Very Good Condition/No Dust Jacket. Illustrator: Naiura. Reprint. Dreamtime Symbols – Their Meanings. Red, white and black coloured end pages. The text is illustrated by the author using Aboriginal dot paintings and symbology. Colour illustrated laminated boards, again by the author, black and gold and brown coloured titles to the front panel and white and gold coloured titles back strip The title does say it all, 17 tales from the Aboriginal Mythology, The Dreamtime, told to the author by her grandmother. Minor rubbing of the book corners with a hint of softening to the top back strip edge. Size: Square Quarto. [5], 6 - 44 pages,. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Naiura. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Myths, Legends & Folklore; Australia; Indigenous Cultures. ISBN: 1876206195. ISBN/EAN: 9781876206192. Inventory No: 0126088. Very Good Condition
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Dictionary of World Mythology: A Wide-Ranging Guide to Myths, Legends, Deities and Spirits
Cotterell, Arthur,
ISBN: 0199213461
Oxford University Press, Oxford, United Kingdom, 2006. Reprint
 Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Very Good. Reprint. Dust jacket and the book show no damage, illustrated with seven maps and 12 photographs. Includes a further reading list catalogued by country/region & index. The author sets out clearly the chief myths of the world and explained by different mythological arose in different lands. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Myths, Legends & Folklore; ISBN: 0199213461. ISBN/EAN: 9780199213467. Inventory No: 0274226. Very Good Condition
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All Colour Book of Egyptian Mythology – introduction by Margaret Drower
Patrick, Richard,
ISBN: 0706400763
Octopus, London, 1972. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Very Good. Illustrator: photographic. First Edition. the book is second-hand, but there is no damage that needs be detailed. Illustrated with 96 colour plates, this book describes the beliefs and all the various gods and animals that the Egyptians worshipped. Size: 4to 9¾" - 12" tall. 72 pages. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: photographic. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Myths, Legends & Folklore; Egypt; ISBN: 0706400763. ISBN/EAN: 9780706400762. Inventory No: 0241820. Very Good Condition
Price: 16.50 (AUD)
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Time Belong Tumbuna; Legends and Traditions of Papua New Guinea
Kohnke, Glenys,
ISBN: 0701606886
Robert Brown & Associates With the Jacaranda Press, Milton, Queensland, 1973. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Good Condition/Fair. Illustrator: Glenys Kohnke. First Edition. acknowledgements and introduction by author. Map illustrated endpapers, showing a 1742 French navigation chart of the South Pacific. The text is illustrated with both colour and black-and-white reproductions of the author's artwork, on the left hand side of the book is the myth/tradition and on the right-hand side is an artwork representing the same. Orange coloured boards with black coloured titles to the backstrip. Illustrated dustwrapper, again by author, with black coloured titles to the front panel and backstrip. "In Papua and New Guinea, where oral tradition is the cornerstone of culture, myths represent a continuing art form. In this book of legends collected from all parts of Papua and New Guinea, Glenys Kohnke has produced a work of considerable cultural significance. Time Belong Tumbuna is illustrated by means of her own paintings, drawings and sculptures inspired by the legendary heroes and heroines of the Tumbuna." -- from the front fold over panel blurb. Softening to the head and to the heel of the backstrip along with a little fading and some bumping to the book corners. Browning to the textblock edges and light age toning of the in eternal pages. A previous owner has used "whiteout" to cover their name to the top right-hand corner of the free front endpaper. A few stains to the first few pages of the book. Chipping to the dustwrapper corners and there is some rubbing and creasing to both the dustwrapper edges and to the dustwrapper panels. The major damage has been caused by voracious insects – their efforts can be seen along the front fold over crease edge, the backstrip, the rear panel and a little to the rear fold over crease. Size: 4to 9¾" - 12" tall. (7), VIII-XII, (1), 2-110, (2) pages,. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Glenys Kohnke. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Myths, Legends & Folklore; Papua New Guinea; Indigenous Cultures. ISBN: 0701606886. ISBN/EAN: 9780701606886. Inventory No: 0114104. Good Condition
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Sir Tristan of All Time
Holbrook, Sabra,
Farrar, Straus & Giroux , New York, 1970. First Edition
 Hardcover (Original Cloth) Hardcover (Original Cloth). Very Good Condition/Good. First Edition. Sir Tristan and You, A Tristan Timetable, bibliography, a guide to pronunciation and index. Olive coloured endpapers. Black and white illustrated four-page illustration at the beginning of the text. Yellow coloured cloth covered boards with brown coloured titles to the backstrip. Illustrated dustwrapper with white coloured titles to the front panel and backstrip. An investigation on the Sir Tristan and Iseut legend. Starting in 12th century France the author investigates and explores the various origins of the legend and examines its many variations and guises. Both the early and late versions are examined and of the inspiration and retelling down through the years. A little softening to the head into the heel of the backstrip and faint age toning of the textblock edges and internal pages. Some creasing to the dustwrapper edges and rubbing to the dustwrapper panels. Faint remains of insect damage can be seen along the front fore edge. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. (14), 5-196, (2) pages,. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Myths, Legends & Folklore; France; Medieval 10th to 15thc; Inventory No: 0114107. Very Good Condition
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The Ancient Mysteries; A Sourcebook ; Sacred Texts of the Mystery Religions of the Ancient Mediterranean World
Meyer, Marvin W.,
ISBN: 0060655763
Harper San Francisco, San Francisco, 1987. First Edition
 Softcover Softcover. Very Good Condition/. First Edition. in preparing this anthology, I have attempted to collect reliable English translations of approximately 40 of the most significant texts concerning the ancient mystery religions. Some of the translations are my own, including a number of passages incorporated into the introduction; many translations are the work of others. In all instances I have tried to produce or select translations that are both accurate and graceful. – From the preface, page XI the book is second-hand. There is no damage to describe. There is no annotation. Size: Trade Paperback. 288 pages. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Religion & Theology; Myths, Legends & Folklore. ISBN: 0060655763. ISBN/EAN: 9780060655761. Inventory No: 0248326. Very Good Condition
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The Goblins Picnic; A Spooky Surprise
Reed, Jonathan,
ISBN: 1921049464
Little Hare Books, Surry Hills, 2008. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good Condition/. First Edition. "A spine tingling lift-the-flap adventure." Jonathan Reed is coauthor of the Princess Poppets series, which includes All in a Day, Alphabet, Around the World, Opposites, and Stencilling. David Heinrich has illustrated for Mad magazine, Batman, and The Phantom, and has drawn for PlayStation games. the book is illustrated with half page flaps that lift up or fold down revealing… There is no damage to describe. The book is clean and free of annotation. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. 16 pages. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: children; Myths, Legends & Folklore. ISBN: 1921049464. ISBN/EAN: 9781921049460. Inventory No: 0248057. Post will be reduced to $7.80 for posting inside Australia, at the time of processing the order.. Very Good Condition
Price: 16.50 (AUD)
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Ancient Egyptian Mythology
Forty, Jo,
ISBN: 1856483975
Promotional Reprint Co, London, 1996. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Very Good. Illustrator: Photographic. First Edition. 64 pages, profusely illustrated with colour plates, and with several maps, and chronological table of the dynasties. Colour illustrated dustjacket matches the illustrated boards beneath.slight rubbing of the dust jacket bottom edge and top of spine, there is on the top edge of the hardcover binding rear panel a trace of green paint or similar and the front free end page has a short tear on the leading edge. Size: 4to 9¾" - 12" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Photographic. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Religion & Theology; Egypt; Myths, Legends & Folklore. ISBN: 1856483975. ISBN/EAN: 9781856483971. Inventory No: 0239956. Very Good Condition
Price: 14.00 (AUD)
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Operation Trojan Horse; an Exhaustive Study of Unidentified Flying Objects – Revealing Their Source and the Forces That Control Them
Keel, John A.,
ISBN: 0285620010
Souvenir Press, London, 1971. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Very Good. First Edition. the dustjacket price clipped, and rubbed with short splits at the top of the spine section, the top edge of the text block is darkened with age and slightly spotty. The book itself is clean and free of annotation. in the author's search for the truth about unidentified flying objects, he has interviewed thousands of witnesses and sifted through countless books and old newspapers. He has discovered that the UFO phenomenon is fraught with deliberate deception. By applying the methods of journalistic objectivity and investigation in depth, he has uncovered many hitherto unrecognised and unsuspected aspects of the mystery. – Front fold over blurb Second impression. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. 320 pages, with a selected bibliography & index. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Aviation; UFOs; Myths, Legends & Folklore. ISBN: 0285620010. ISBN/EAN: 9780285620018. Inventory No: 0254422. Very Good Condition
Price: 88.00 (AUD)
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The Enchanted World -- Water Spirits
Time-Life Books,
ISBN: 0705408906
Time Life, Amsterdam, 1986. First Edition
 Hardcover (Original Cloth) Hardcover (Original Cloth). Very Good Condition/Very Good. First Edition. 143 pp., gilt decorated boards with large plate tipped in on front cover. yellow silk ribbon page marker. Marbled endpapers. Clean and tidy copy. Covering aspects of marine folklore with lavish black and white and colour pictures. Bibliography. The place marker ribbon is slightly frayed. Size: Folio ( 12"- 15" tall ). Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Myths, Legends & Folklore; ISBN: 0705408906. ISBN/EAN: 9780705408905. Inventory No: 0247930. THIS BOOK WILL INCUR EXTRA POST OUTSIDE OF AUSTRALIA, BECAUSE IT IS OVER 1 Kg WITHOUT PACKAGING, PLEASE ENQUIRE BEFORE ORDERING. Very Good Condition
Price: 27.50 (AUD)
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The Myths of the North American Indians
Spence, Lewis,
George G. Harrap & Company Ltd., London Calcutta Sydney, 1927. Reprint
 Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good Condition/No Dust Jacket. Illustrator: James Jack. Reprint. preface by author, list of illustrations, bibliography and glossy the and index. Map showing the Linguistic Stocks of the North American Indians. Colour illustrated frontispiece, by James Jack, who also drew the colour illustrations within the text. The text also has black-and-white contemporary photography showing the Native American people as they were in the 1920s. Cream-coloured cloth covered boards with gilt embossed titles to the front panel and backstrip. Green coloured tints to the top textblock edge. A retelling of some of the native American People mythology. Sampled mythology include, Iroquois, Sioux and Pawnee. softening and rubbing to the head and to the hue of the backstrip and rubbing to the book corners and lower book edges. Light age toning of the textblock edges and pages. The frontispiece has almost come away from the textblock – only the lower 2 inches attached, and the illustration between pages 178 and 179 has completely come away from the textblock. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. (4), V - XII, 392, (3) pages. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: James Jack. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Myths, Legends & Folklore; United States; Indigenous Cultures. Inventory No: 0114601. Very Good Condition
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The Myths of Greece and Rome -- Their Stories Signification and Origin
Guerber, H. A.,
George G. Harrap, London, 1942. Revised Edition
 Hardcover (Original Cloth) Hardcover (Original Cloth). Good/Poor Condition. Illustrator: Various. Revised Edition. 424 pages, includes maps, genealogical table, glossary and index. Colour frontispiece by Lord Leighton, with 48 black-and-white photographs from famous pictures and statues. Fading of the spine section of the binding, traces of foxing to the top in front edges of the textblock, offset tanning of the front free end page. No other damage to describe. Second impression. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Various. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Myths, Legends & Folklore; Inventory No: 0242643. Good
Price: 33.00 (AUD)
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The Empire of Fear
Stableford, Brian,
ISBN: 0671699458
Simon & Schuster, London, 1988. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Very Good. Illustrator: Brian Salmon -- Cover Art. First Edition. 800 g; 392pp., last 2 blank. Blue coloured boards with gilt writing on the spine. Illustrated dustwrapper, by Brian Salmon, with white writing on the front panel and spine. The book and jacket showing no signs of damage. The Empire of fear is a fabulous adventure, which provides a fascinating picture of a society moving out of the shadow of superstition and feudalism into an age of science and reason. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Brian Salmon -- Cover Art. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Myths, Legends & Folklore; Fiction -- Fantasy ; ISBN: 0671699458. ISBN/EAN: 9780671699451. Inventory No: 0231356. Very Good Condition
Price: 33.00 (AUD)
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Treasury of Australian folklore
Stone, Walter,
ISBN: 0727012665
Rigby, Adelaide, 1980. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Good. First Edition. 161 pages., Colour illustrated dustwrapper, photographic endpapers, text illustrated with many black and white photographs, and drawings. There is a slight rubbing to the base of the boards, the dustwrapper has seen better days. The top edge is torn at each fold. There is no loss. The selection in this book ranges of freely over most aspects of our folk history, from stories of the aborigines, the first Australians, to accounts of Australia's legendary fame in fields as far apart as sport and war. Our most treasured poems, songs and stories are here, but here also are tales stranger than fiction drawn from our forgotten past. Size: 4to 9¾" - 12" tall. 160 pages. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Myths, Legends & Folklore; Australia; ISBN: 0727012665. ISBN/EAN: 9780727012661. Inventory No: 0251403. Very Good Condition
Price: 16.50 (AUD)
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Indonesia, between myth and reality
Lee, Khoon Choy, 1924-,
ISBN: 0860310191
Nile & McKenzie Ltd, London, 1976. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Very Good. Illustrator: photographs. First Edition. previous owner's name written in ink on the verso of the title page. There is no other damage to detail. This book presents first-hand observations of the various aspects of Indonesian life and culture which are most fascinating, mysterious and bizarre. It covers a wide spectrum of the interesting diversities in customs, traditions and spiritual beliefs of some of the 120 million Indonesian to form the biggest nation in south-east Asia. It provides more than a glimpse into Javanese mysticism and the various factors that influence the minds of the Javanese constitute over 60% of the Indian population. – Fold over blurb Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. IX, 222 pages including 8 pages of plates. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: photographs. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Myths, Legends & Folklore; Indonesia; Religion & Theology. ISBN: 0860310191. ISBN/EAN: 9780860310198. Inventory No: 0261236. Very Good Condition
Price: 16.50 (AUD)
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The Hamish Hamilton Book of Kings
Farjeon, Eleanor & Mayne, William – Collectors and Editors,
Hamish Hamilton, London, 1971. Reprint
 Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Good. Illustrator: Victor Ambrus. Reprint. acknowledgements. The text is illustrated with black-and-white drawings, some full page, as others half page and quarter page, or executed by Victor Ambrus. Blue coloured boards with silver coloured titles backstrip. Colour illustrated dustwrapper, again by Victor Ambrus, with blue coloured titles to the front panel and backstrip. The editors "... have made a collection of stories and poems about kings." -- from the front fold over panel blurb. Softening to the backstrip edges with rubbing of the book corners and lower book edges. Age toning of the textblock edges and pages. A little creasing to the dustwrapper edges with chipping to the backstrip edges. Some are fading to the backstrip with yellowing of the white colour of the background of the dustwrapper. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. [6], VII - X, [1], 241, [1] pages,. Dust Jacket price-clipped. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Victor Ambrus. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Myths, Legends & Folklore; Inventory No: 0116635. Very Good Condition
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The 2012 Story; The Myths, Fallacies, and Truth Behind the Most Intriguing Date in History
Jenkins, John Major,
ISBN: 1585427667
Tarcher, New York, 2009. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Very Good. First Edition. On December 21, 2012, the Mesoamerican Long Count calendar, a 5,125-year cycle calendar system pioneered by the Maya, will come to an end. At the same time, the earth, the sun, and the centre of the galaxy will come together in an extremely rare cosmic alignment. More and more people believe that the world as we know it will experience a transformation in 2012, but few are aware of the complete history or significance of the date. John Major Jenkins, among the most authoritative voices of the 2012 movement, has written a definitive explanation of one of the most thought-provoking phenomena of our time. Drawing from his own groundbreaking research (including his involvement in the modern reconstruction of Mayan 2012 cosmology) and more than two decades of extensive study of Mayan culture, Jenkins has created the crucial guide to understanding the story of 2012--an essential overview of the history, theory, cultures, and personalities that have brought this extraordinary idea into modern awareness. Jenkins provides illuminating answers to some of the most-asked questions about 2012, including: - How did the early Maya devise the calendar that gives us the cycle ending in 2012, and how does it work? - How did the calendar come to be rediscovered and reconstructed in our era? - What controversies and intrigues surround the topic, and what do scholars and researchers have to say about them? - How can we cut through all the noise about 2012 and gain true wisdom from the Mayan teachings about this moment? – dust jacket blurb The book is 2nd hand, it does not appear to have been read. It is illustrated with some drawings and photographs within the text. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. 496 pages. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: History; Mayan; Myths, Legends & Folklore. ISBN: 1585427667. ISBN/EAN: 9781585427666. Inventory No: 0251757. Very Good Condition
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the UFO phenomenon
Buttlar, Johannes von,
ISBN: 0283985380
Sidgwick & Jackson, London, 1980. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Very Good. First Edition. apart from slight loss of colour on the spine section of the dustjacket, and spotting of the top edge of the textblock, there is no damage to describe. The book is clean and free of annotation. At the rear of the book there is a fold out black-and-white photograph titled "from the UFO phenomenon. The book contains a bibliography & index. The book is translated by Nicholas Fry, and the author writes "the search for truth in such afield as this is inevitably fall of danger; it is a test of courage for both author and reader. For the author demands a willingness to reveal the truth once he has discovered it, and for the reader, a willingness to set aside his preconceived ideas." Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. 210 pages. The book is a secondhand book with reading creases to the spine, and darkening of the page edges, but is otherwise clean, and free of annotation. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Myths, Legends & Folklore; UFOs; New Age & Alternative. ISBN: 0283985380. ISBN/EAN: 9780283985386. Inventory No: 0255377. Very Good Condition
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The Enchanted World -- Fabled Lands
Time-Life Books,
ISBN: 0705408922
Time Life, Amsterdam, 1986. First Edition
 Hardcover (Original Cloth) Hardcover (Original Cloth). Very Good Condition/Good. First Edition. 143 pp., gilt decorated boards with large plate tipped in on front cover. yellow silk ribbon page marker. Colour illustrated dustwrapper. Lavish black and white and colour pictures. Bibliography. a clean and tidy copy. The dustjacket has at 4 corners of the front panel and that the lower 2 corners of the rear panel as well as slight chipping of the head of the spine. Internally clean and sound First Illustrated Edition, or first by this illustrator and in this format. Size: Folio ( 12"- 15" tall ). Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Myths, Legends & Folklore; ISBN: 0705408922. ISBN/EAN: 9780705408929. Inventory No: 0263747. THIS BOOK WILL INCUR EXTRA POST OUTSIDE OF AUSTRALIA, BECAUSE IT IS OVER 1 Kg WITHOUT PACKAGING, PLEASE ENQUIRE BEFORE ORDERING. Very Good Condition
Price: 27.50 (AUD)
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Australian Wildlife Stories
Wannan, Bill – Editor,
Universal Books, Hong Kong, 1981. Reprint
 Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Good. Illustrator: Robin Hill. Reprint. acknowledgements, index of authors, introduction by editor. Black-and-white illustrated frontispiece and illustrations within the text have all been done by Robin Hill. Brown coloured boards with gilt coloured titles to the backstrip. Colour photographic dustwrapper with black coloured title to the front panel and backstrip. Black-and-white photograph of editor to the rear fold over panel. "Australian Wildlife Stories will give many hours of pleasure to all who are interested in the ways of the Australian wild – and that includes most people. Here are superbly written tales of Hunter and hunted – and not only of men against animal, but sometimes animal against animal as in Frank Dalby Davidson's unforgettable 'The Good Season' and in the powerful stories of Henry G. Lamond." -- from the front fold over panel blurb. Other authors include Alan Marshall, Sands Palmer, John Bechervaise and Eric Lambert. Softening to the backstrip edges with rubbing of the book corners. Age toning of the textblock edges. Creasing to the dustwrapper edges and rubbing of the panels. There is a 0.25 " tear to the lower right-hand corner of the front panel with associated creasing. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. [18], 204, [2] pages,. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Robin Hill. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Myths, Legends & Folklore; Australia; Animals & Birds. Inventory No: 0119225. Very Good Condition
Price: 14.00 (AUD)
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Egypt (Myths and Legends Series)
Spence, Lewis,
ISBN: 0946495858
Bracken Books, London, 1986. Reprint
 Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Very Good. Illustrator: Photographs & drawings. Reprint. 700 g; XII, 372 pages, including glossary and index. Dust wrapper states this book is a facsimile. The paintings and photographs are reproduced matte. In hardcover binding with colour illustrated dustwrapper. The book shows no damage. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Photographs & drawings. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Myths, Legends & Folklore; Egypt; ISBN: 0946495858. ISBN/EAN: 9780946495856. Inventory No: 0261883. Very Good Condition
Price: 22.00 (AUD)
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Romance and Legend of Chivalry with Illustrations in Colour and Monochrome from Drawings and Famous Paintings
Moncrieff, A. R. Hope,
ISBN: 1851700110
Bracken Books, London, 1986. Facsimile Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Very Good. Illustrator: Various. Facsimile Edition. 1.0 kg; XII, 440 pages, last page blank; indexed, frontispiece, 34 monochrome drawings and paintings. A clean copy, with only slight ruffling of the top edge of the jacket. This volume deals with the prose or verse tales styled Romances, as told in one of the Romance languages, being mainly in deed of French origin. The book is divided into two parts, the first giving an account of the character and development of Romance, which in the second and larger division is represented by typical tales from its various schools. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Various. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Myths, Legends & Folklore; Sociology & Culture. ISBN: 1851700110. ISBN/EAN: 9781851700110. Inventory No: 0261888. THIS BOOK WILL INCUR EXTRA POST OUTSIDE OF AUSTRALIA, BECAUSE IT IS OVER 1 Kg WITHOUT PACKAGING, PLEASE ENQUIRE BEFORE ORDERING. Very Good Condition
Price: 22.00 (AUD)
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In Search of Myth & Heroes
Wood, Michael,
ISBN: 0563521872
BBC books, London, 2005. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Very Good. Illustrator: Photographic. First Edition. the book is second-hand, the only damages a slight rubbing at the top right hand corner of the first page. Internally clean. To accompany the television series of the same name, the author journey to some of the remotest places on earth in search of 4 of the most powerful myths – Shangri-La – Jason and the Golden fleece, King Arthur & the Queen of Sheba Illustrated with colour photographs, and maps, the book is at once a book of great journeys, a historical adventure and exploration of some of humanity's most enduring myths previous bookseller's rubberstamp at the bottom of the first page. Size: 4to 9¾" - 12" tall. 272 pages. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Photographic. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Myths, Legends & Folklore; ISBN: 0563521872. ISBN/EAN: 9780563521877. Inventory No: 0255693. THIS BOOK WILL INCUR EXTRA POST OUTSIDE OF AUSTRALIA, BECAUSE IT IS OVER 1 Kg WITHOUT PACKAGING, PLEASE ENQUIRE BEFORE ORDERING. Very Good Condition
Price: 16.50 (AUD)
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Little Daylight
Macdonald, George,
ISBN: 0949447579
North South books, Switzerland, 1987. First Edition
 Hardcover (Laminated Illustrated boards) Hardcover (Laminated Illustrated boards). Very Good Condition/No Dust Jacket. Illustrator: Dorothee Duntze. First Edition. Slight bumping to head and tail of binding's spine, no other damage to detail. Illustrated with colour drawings on matt paper. Size: Folio ( 12"- 15" tall ). [26] pages. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Dorothee Duntze. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Myths, Legends & Folklore; Children. ISBN: 0949447579. ISBN/EAN: 9780949447579. Inventory No: 0255445. Very Good Condition
Price: 16.50 (AUD)
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THE BOOK OF THE THOUSAND NIGHTS AND A NIGHT; 16 Volumes A Plain and Literal Translation of The Arabian Nights’ Entertainments & SUPPLEMENTAL NIGHTS; to the Book of the Thousand and One nights with Notes, Anthropological and Explanatory
Burton, Sir Richard -- Translator,
The Burton Club, America, 1975. Reprint
 Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good Condition/No Dust Jacket. Reprint. Volume 1 has the previous owner's name and the purchase price in 1977 in ink on the lower right hand corner of the front free end page. There is no other damage to describe. 10 gilt decorated hardcover volumes plus 6 argent ( silver) decorated supplemental volumes. All volumes have untrimmed front edges, and top edges tinted a pale burgundy. Apart from the singular annotation, the books do not appear to have been opened. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Myths, Legends & Folklore; Arabia; Inventory No: 0238966. THIS BOOK WILL INCUR EXTRA POST OUTSIDE OF AUSTRALIA, BECAUSE IT IS OVER 1 Kg WITHOUT PACKAGING, PLEASE ENQUIRE BEFORE ORDERING. Very Good Condition
Price: 1760.00 (AUD)
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The complete book of dreams
Parker, Julia & Parker, Derek,
ISBN: 187185430x
Covent Garden Books, London, 1999. Reprint
 Softcover (with flaps) Softcover (with flaps). Very Good Condition/. Illustrator: Drawings and diagrams. Reprint. A complete thesaurus covering thousands of symbols that appear in dreams, explanation of major dream themes and unique illustrations offer a completely new approach to unravelling your dreams and learning from them Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. 208 pages. No damage to describe. Clean tidy copy. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Drawings and diagrams. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Myths, Legends & Folklore; New Age; Psychology & Psychiatry. ISBN: 187185430x. ISBN/EAN: 9781871854305. Inventory No: 0266029. Very Good Condition
Price: 16.50 (AUD)
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Indian Mythology
Ions, Veronica,
Paul Hamlyn, London, 1967. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Very Good. Illustrator: Various. First Edition. 141 pages, indexed, and illustrated throughout with black-and-white, and colour photographs with supporting text. photographic illustrated dustjacket rubbed at the top and bottom of the foal, by prescription, and on the illustrated first page there is a gift annotation. Otherwise the book is clean and free of any writing . In addition to the index there is a further reading list. Size: 4to 9¾" - 12" tall. Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Various. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Myths, Legends & Folklore; India; Inventory No: 0256712. Very Good Condition
Price: 22.00 (AUD)
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The Book of the Epic; The World’s Greatest Epics told in Stories
Guerber, H. A.,
George G. Harrap, London, 1930. Reprint
 Hardcover (Cloth backed boards) Hardcover (Cloth backed boards). Very Good Condition/Good. Illustrator: Various. Reprint. some of the illustrators include Gilbert Bayes, Evelyn Paul, Willy Pogany, Gertrude Steele and Nancy Smith. The dust jacket as can be seen is torn at the top left of the front panel with minor loss, and rub and is price clipped. Internally, very bright, very clean and without foxing. all 32 of the plates are present, and are reproduced in both black and white, and colour. The Greek epics, the Latin epics, French epics, Spanish, Portuguese Italian, British Isles (including Paradise lost and regained), German epics and ethics of the Netherlands and Scandinavia, Russia and Finland, Central Europe and the Balkans, Hebrew and early Christian, Arabian and Persian, Indian, Chinese and Japanese poetry and just to keep the Americans happy the song of Hiawatha. The book is indexed. the dark green cloth has gilt titles on the spine and blind stamping on the edges of the front panel. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. 632 pages. Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Various. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Myths, Legends & Folklore; poetry. Inventory No: 0256783. Very Good Condition
Price: 66.00 (AUD)
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Roman Mythology
Perowne, Stewart,
ISBN: 0600033473
Paul Hamlyn, London, 1975. Reprint
 Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Very Good. Reprint. IV, 144 pages, introduction by author, further reading list, acknowledgements and index. Illustrated frontispiece, showing a mosaic of Apollo. The text is illustrated with numerous coloured and black-and-white photographs. Illustrated front cover, showing a Roman mosaic of Ganymede and the Eagle, with black writing on the front panel and spine. Apart from a couple of foxing spots to the front free end page and half title page, the book shows no damage. " This book traces the growth of Roman belief on primitive to take Religion. It shows how, with the expansion of empire, Rome opened up to a great influx of exotic religion and philosophy and these are also described. Epicureanism, Stoicism, Mithraism, the cult of Isis and other creeds all struggled for ascendancy until finally giving way to the new import from the east: Christianity." From the front paste down panel. Previous owner's name at the top of the half title page, price clipping of the dustjacket, rubbing of the corners of the dust jacket with very slight chipping at the head and tail of the spine. Trace of foxing to the edges of the pages, internally clean. Third impression of the First Edition. Size: 4to 9¾" - 12" tall. 141 pages. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Myths, Legends & Folklore; Rome; Ancient (BC); ISBN: 0600033473. ISBN/EAN: 9780600033479. Inventory No: 0257123. THIS BOOK WILL INCUR EXTRA POST OUTSIDE OF AUSTRALIA, BECAUSE IT WILL WEIGH OVER 1 Kg WITH PACKAGING, PLEASE ENQUIRE BEFORE ORDERING. Very Good Condition
Price: 16.50 (AUD)
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Australian folklore; a dictionary of lore, legends and popular Allusions
Fearn-Wannan, W (William Fielding) AKA Wannan, Bill,
ISBN: 0701800887
Lansdowne, Melbourne, 1972. Reprint
 Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Very Good. Illustrator: Various. Reprint. XII, 582 pages, text arranged in Encyclopaedia style, with numerous small black-and-white photographs. Colour illustrated dustwrapper. "Australian Folklore has all the answers. It is the most comprehensive collection of Australian lore legends, traditions, ballads and popular sayings ever published: the product of 15 years patient garnering by Australia's foremost authority on folk literature. It is more than an anthology. It is the first attempt to systematically collect and annotate the whole field of Australian traditional folklore. Documentary evidence of source material has been supplied wherever it exists and a rich source of reference materials set down. tthe top of the text block is slightly spotted, one in her at the top of the rear panel of the dustjacket, rubbing at the top corners of the foldovers, no other damage. Size: 4to 9¾" - 12" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Various. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Myths, Legends & Folklore; Sociology & Culture. ISBN: 0701800887. ISBN/EAN: 9780701800888. Inventory No: 0262619. THIS BOOK WILL INCUR EXTRA POST OUTSIDE OF AUSTRALIA, BECAUSE IT IS OVER 1 Kg WITHOUT PACKAGING, PLEASE ENQUIRE BEFORE ORDERING. Very Good Condition
Price: 22.00 (AUD)
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The Oxford Companion to Australian Folklore
Davey, Gwenda & Seal, David,
ISBN: 0195530578
Oxford University Press, Melbourne, 1993. First Edition
 Hardcover (Original Cloth) Hardcover (Original Cloth). Very Good Condition/Very Good. First Edition. 980 g; xviii, 381 pp., includes appendices; a bibliographic guide to Australian folklore, serials and articles, and collections. Alphabetically arranged. Entries range from the descriptive (gum leaf playing) to the analytical (popular culture and folklore); from country halls to graffiti to archival preservation of audiotapes; from the Bunyip to Greek blues; from chain letters to patchwork quilts and Wagga rugs. Also included are biographies of notables in the folklore field, and short entries on myths and heroes such as Ned Kelly, Henry Lawson, the wild colonial boy and the dog on the Tucker Box. Many entries contain references for those wishing to read further on a particular topic, and an appendix supplies bibliographic guidance researches. The book and dust jacket shown no damage. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Myths, Legends & Folklore; Australiana; Folk Song; ISBN: 0195530578. ISBN/EAN: 9780195530575. Inventory No: 0262728. THIS BOOK WILL INCUR EXTRA POST OUTSIDE OF AUSTRALIA, BECAUSE IT IS OVER 1 Kg WITHOUT PACKAGING, PLEASE ENQUIRE BEFORE ORDERING. Very Good Condition
Price: 33.00 (AUD)
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Tolkien’s World Myth, Magic and meaning in ...
Helms, Randel,
ISBN: 0586043659
Panther, London, 1976. reprint
 Softcover Softcover. Very Good Condition/. reprint. Size: 12mo (standard paperback). 144 pages. a clean secondhand copy, no damage to detail apart from age toning of the page edges. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Essays & Literary Criticism; Middle-Earth; Myths, Legends & Folklore. ISBN: 0586043659. ISBN/EAN: 9780586043653. Inventory No: 0264059. Very Good Condition
Price: 11.00 (AUD)
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Egypt (Myths and Legends Series)
Spence, Lewis,
ISBN: 0946495858
Bracken Books, London, 1982. Reprint
 Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Very Good. Illustrator: Photographs & drawings. Reprint. 700 g; XII, 372 pages, including glossary and index. Dust wrapper states this book is a facsimile. The paintings and photographs are reproduced matte. In hardcover binding with colour illustrated dustwrapper. The book shows no damage. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Photographs & drawings. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Myths, Legends & Folklore; Egypt; ISBN: 0946495858. ISBN/EAN: 9780946495856. Inventory No: 0258262. Very Good Condition
Price: 20.00 (AUD)
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Chinese Creeds & Customs: Three Volumes
Burkhardt, V. R. (Valentine Rodolphe),
South China Morning Post, Ltd., Hong Kong, 1966. Reprint
 Hardcover (Illustrated Boards) Hardcover (Illustrated Boards). Good Condition/Good. Illustrator: By Author. Reprint. Volume 1:-- [4], V - X, 180, [V – index, [1] pages, foreword by author, list of illustrations and the aforementioned index. The text is illustrated with black-and-white and occasional coloured drawing by the author. Red coloured boards with black coloured illustration and black coloured titles to the front panel and black coloured titles to the back strip. Colour illustrated dustwrapper with black coloured titles to the front panel and back strip. Volume 2: – [4], V - X 201, [11 – of which 10 have been numbered with – index] pages, foreword by author, list of illustrations, three appendices, index and bibliography. The text is illustrated with both colour and black-and-white drawings by the author. Red coloured boards with black coloured illustration and titles to the front panel and black coloured titles to the back strip. Colour illustrated dustwrapper with black coloured titles to the front panel. Volume 3: – [10], 164, [18 – of which seven have been paginated with is for the index] pages, foreword by author list of plates, appendix and bibliography. The text is illustrated with black-and-white illustrations by author. Red coloured boards with black coloured illustration and titles to the front panel and black coloured titles to the back strip. This book is a second edition and has been published in 1959. Colour illustrated dustwrapper with black coloured titles to the front panel and back strip. A three volume set that the author collected during his tenure as a British soldier in China in the early to mid part of the 20th century. The myths, customs, holidays, celebrations of the Chinese. Volume 1: – softening of the back strip edges with rubbing of the book corners and lower book edges. Light age toning of the text block edges and pages with foxing to the endpapers. Chipping to the dustwrapper corners and back strip edges with creasing of the top edge. Rubbing and handing marks of the dustwrapper with foxing of the fold over panels. Volume 2: – softening of the back strip edges with rubbing of the book corners. Age toning of the text block edges and pages and offset panning and foxing to the endpapers. Previous owner's name to the top edge of the free front endpaper. Chipping to the dustwrapper corners and back strip edges. Creasing of the top dustwrapper edge with rubbing and handling marks of the panels. Foxing to the fold over creases and to the verso. Volume 3: – softening of the back strip edges with a little rubbing of the corners. Foxing to the text block edges and to the paste-downs. Chipping to the top dustwrapper corners and back strip edge. Small tears in creasing to the top dustwrapper edge. Rubbing and handling marks of the panels. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: By Author. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Myths, Legends & Folklore; China; History. Inventory No: 0120793. This book weighs over 1 Kg packed and extra postal costs will be asked for when shipping outside Australia.. Good Condition
Price: 66.00 (AUD)
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Illustrated Encyclopaedia of the Classical World
Yonah, Michael Avi & Shatzman, Israel,
ISBN: 0562000372
Sampson Low, Maidenhead, 1976. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Very Good. Illustrator: Various -- Photographic. First Edition. illustrated endpapers, text illustrated with humorous black-and-white photographs, and some colour plates. Arranged in a double column format. Includes a select bibliography and index, as well as various tables and maps. Illustrated dustwrapper is rubbed at each of the 8 corners and along both front edges of the fold overs. Small split at the top of the rear fold over crease. A mixture of short and long articles, some 2300 in all, lucidly survey the numerous and various aspects and achievements of the Classical World. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. 512 pages. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Various -- Photographic. Quantity Available: 1. Category: reference; Myths, Legends & Folklore. ISBN: 0562000372. ISBN/EAN: 9780562000373. Inventory No: 0237377. THIS BOOK WILL INCUR EXTRA POST OUTSIDE OF AUSTRALIA, BECAUSE IT IS OVER 1 Kg WITHOUT PACKAGING, PLEASE ENQUIRE BEFORE ORDERING. Very Good Condition
Price: 38.50 (AUD)
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Marguerite de Angeli’s Book of Nursery and Mother Goose Rhymes
Angeli, Marguerite de,
Doubleday, USA, 1970. Reprint
 Hardcover (Laminated Illustrated Boards) Hardcover (Laminated Illustrated Boards). Very Good Condition/Good. Reprint. Dustjacket is rubbed and has a chip at the bottom of the spine, and trivial handling marks to the page edges, and a 1 inch tear at the top left of the rear panel. Previous owner's name on the 1st page along with a little bit of foxing, otherwise internally bright and clean. Illustrated with black-and-white pencil drawings, and part and full page colour drawings. The dust jacket shows a silver medal for the Caldercott honor book, but there is no date indicated (1956), And the book has multiple reprints, my guess being probably 1970s Size: 4to 9¾" - 12" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Myths, Legends & Folklore; After; Children. Inventory No: 0266187. THIS BOOK WILL INCUR EXTRA POST OUTSIDE OF AUSTRALIA, BECAUSE IT IS OVER 1 Kg WITHOUT PACKAGING, PLEASE ENQUIRE BEFORE ORDERING. Very Good Condition
Price: 27.50 (AUD)
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Fairy tales from The Arabian Nights
Dixon, E. -- Editor,
Dent / Dutton, London, 1951. Reprint
 Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Good. Illustrator: Joan Kiddell-Monroe. Reprint. With 8 colour plates and 33 line drawings, price clipped dustjacket, and the dust jacket has had tape "repairs" to the head and tail of the spine section, where the tape has since fallen off, leaving brown marks. Small chips at the head and tail of the spine and top right of the front panel.Now protected. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. X, 334 pages in original illustrated hardcover binding, the illustration repeated on the end pages, and with no damage to the book.. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Joan Kiddell-Monroe. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Myths, Legends & Folklore; Inventory No: 0267698. Very Good Condition
Price: 33.00 (AUD)
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Tales of the Punjab
Steel, Flora Anne (collected By); Temple, R.C. (annotations),
ISBN: 0370012712
Bodley Head, London, 1973. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Very Good. First Edition. Top edge tinted, spine section of dustjacket faded so that the title is not readable, foxing of front and rear fold over flaps, clean and tidy inside, illustrated with line drawings. This collection of Indian folktales was made by an English woman who went to Intuit a husband in 1867 lived there for 22 years, and contains 43 tail, almost all of them taken from the old versions of local storytellers Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Myths, Legends & Folklore; India; ISBN: 0370012712. ISBN/EAN: 9780370012711. Inventory No: 0266288. Very Good Condition
Price: 16.50 (AUD)
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The Lotus and the Grail: Legends from east to west
Harris, Rosemary,
ISBN: 0571135366
Faber & Faber, UK, 1974. First Edition
 Softcover Softcover. Very Good Condition/Very Good. Illustrator: Le Cain, Errol . First Edition. Colour illustrated dust wrapper over plain white softcover binding, traces of foxing to the bottom edge of the dustjacket, foxing to the front edge of the text block, and to the verso (blank) of each of the 8 colour plates. The 18 stories told here are based on legends from all over the world, however they are fresh interpretations of old tales in which the author has invented characters, names, situations and backgrounds as she needed them to fill out the original storyline. – Paraphrasing the front fold over flap blurb Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. 268 pages. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Le Cain, Errol . Quantity Available: 1. Category: Myths, Legends & Folklore; ISBN: 0571135366. ISBN/EAN: 9780571135363. Inventory No: 0266297. Very Good Condition
Price: 22.00 (AUD)
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KING ARTHUR’S SWORD. told and illustrated by Errol Le Cain.
Le Cain, Errol,
Faber & Faber, London, 1968. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good Condition/good. Illustrator: Le Cain, Errol. First Edition. as can be seen in the attached images the dust jacket is chipped with loss of the top inch or so of the spine, and with several short tears. Rubbing of the top corners of the binding, with the front board showing a small split at the top corner exposing cardboard. Impression of previous owner's name just visible on the 1st page, where rubbed out. Priced accordingly. Size: Folio ( 12"- 15" tall ). [26] pages. Dust Jacket price-clipped. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Le Cain, Errol. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Art & Design; mythology. Inventory No: 0263045. Very Good Condition
Price: 380.00 (AUD)
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Legends from Eastern Lands
Tichy, Jaroslav,
Paul Hamlyn, London, 1967. First Edition
 Hardcover (Original Cloth) Hardcover (Original Cloth). Very Good Condition/Good. Illustrator: Troup, Miloslav. First Edition. 230 pp., illustrated endpapers, illustrated title page, and numerous full-page and part page illustrations throughout the book in colour. Colour illustrated dustwrapper. There is a hint of foxing at the base of the rear board otherwise the book is neat and tidy, previous owner's name sticker top of the front end page, and bat mitzvah note from a friend on the 1st page, the dustwrapper has Quite some rubbing and chipping and tearing especially on the rear panel. The author has taken traditional eastern stories, and with the richly coloured illustrations has captured all the splendour and enchantment. Size: 4to 9¾" - 12" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Troup, Miloslav. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Myths, Legends & Folklore; Inventory No: 0266450. THIS BOOK WILL INCUR EXTRA POST OUTSIDE OF AUSTRALIA, BECAUSE IT IS OVER 1 Kg WITHOUT PACKAGING, PLEASE ENQUIRE BEFORE ORDERING. Very Good Condition
Price: 16.50 (AUD)
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Through Folklore to Literature
Saxby, Maurice,
ISBN: 0908281005
IBBY , SYDNEY, 1979. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good Condition/No Dust Jacket. First Edition. this book contains papers presented the the Australian National section of the International Board on Books for Young People Conference on Children's Literature in Sydney in 1978. Previous owner detail on the 1st page, slight fading of the spine section, creasing of the lower right-hand corner of the front panel. IV, 232. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Literature & Literary; Myths, Legends & Folklore. ISBN: 0908281005. ISBN/EAN: 9780908281008. Inventory No: 0237040. Very Good Condition
Price: 16.50 (AUD)
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Before Time Began; Legends of the Dreamtime
Mountford Charles P.,
ISBN: 017005070X
Nelson, West Melbourne, Victoria, 1976. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Good/Good. First Edition. 450 g; 96 pp., colour text illustrations, colour illustrated dustwrapper. Previous owner's name on front endpaper shelfwear to base of boards, edgewear to top and bottom of dustwrapper with one or two scratches on the front panel. This book is illustrated by two totally different art forms. The bark paintings are by the Tiwi of Melville Islands, the finger paintings by members of Pitjanjara and Junkanjara tribes, in the Mann and Musgrave Ranges. Size: 4to 9¾" - 12" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Indigenous Cultures; mythology; Aboriginal -- Australia; Australia; ISBN: 017005070X. ISBN/EAN: 9780170050708. Inventory No: 0200865. Good
Price: 16.50 (AUD)
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Ancient Israel myths and legends volume 1
Rappoport, Angelo S,
ISBN: 1859581706
Senate , London, 1995. Reprint
 Softcover Softcover. Very Good Condition/. Illustrator: Plates. Reprint. A clean copy with no damage to describe. This 1st volume of a trilogy about ancient Israel concentrates on the creation of the world. Woven together into a vivid pattern other female demons who inhabit the realms of darkness; the Angel of death who separates the soul from the body; Alexander the great at the gates of Paradise; the 7 firmaments and 7 underworld's; and the race of giants who perished in the flood. The book was 1st printed in the early part of the last century, and has been reprinted here by studio editions, complete with original black-and-white plates. Size: Trade Paperback. L, 363 pages including bibliography.. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Plates. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Myths, Legends & Folklore; Judaica; Israel; ISBN: 1859581706. ISBN/EAN: 9781859581704. Inventory No: 0267118. Very Good Condition
Price: 16.50 (AUD)
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Ancient Israel myths and legends volume 2
Rappoport, Angelo S,
ISBN: 1859581714
Senate , London, 1995. Reprint
 Softcover Softcover. Very Good Condition/. Illustrator: Plates. Reprint. A clean copy with no damage to describe. This 2nd volume of a trilogy about ancient Israel concentrates on the creation of the world. This volume, deals with the patriarchs, prophets and priests – the colourful and idiosyncratic founders of the Jewish nation and religion. The book was 1st printed in the early part of the last century, and has been reprinted here by studio editions, complete with original black-and-white plates. Size: Trade Paperback. L, 363 pages including bibliography.. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Plates. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Myths, Legends & Folklore; Judaica; Israel; ISBN: 1859581714. ISBN/EAN: 9781859581711. Inventory No: 0267119. Very Good Condition
Price: 16.50 (AUD)
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100 World Myths and Legends: First Published in Four Volumes, The Golden Horde, The Silver Treasure, The Bronze Cauldron and The Crystal Pool
McCaughrean, Geraldine ,
ISBN: 1842550357
Orion, London's, 2001. First Edition
 Softcover Softcover. Very Good Condition/. Illustrator: Bee Willey. First Edition. About the Stories. At the beginning of each story is a small black-and-white illustration by Bee Willey. Colour illustrated paperback binding with purple, black and red coloured titles to the front panel and red and purple coloured titles to the back strip. Originally published in four volumes: – The Golden Horde, The Silver Treasure, The Bronze Cauldron and The Crystal Pool, this treasury of 100 myths and legends from around the world was written specifically for children, and as the rear panel blurb states "... They are the stories our ancestors told to explain to themselves how the world began; or they are legends of half-remembered heroes of ancient times, or of ordinary people whose lives were changed by magic, all who performed some great deed." -- from rear panel blurb. Minor creasing of the book corners and rubbing of the panels and edges. Uniform light age tanning of the text block edges and pages. First edition of the work in this format and binding, and/or set or series. Size: Trade Paperback. [12], 397, [7] pages,. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Bee Willey. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Myths, Legends & Folklore; ISBN: 1842550357. ISBN/EAN: 9781842550359. Inventory No: 0122856. Very Good Condition
Price: 22.00 (AUD)
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Roman Mythology
Perowne, Stewart,
Paul Hamlyn, London, 1969. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Very Good. First Edition. IV, 144 pages, introduction by author, further reading list, acknowledgements and index. Illustrated frontispiece, showing a mosaic of Apollo. The text is illustrated with numerous coloured and black-and-white photographs. Illustrated front cover, showing a Roman mosaic of Ganymede and the Eagle, with black writing on the front panel and spine. Apart from a couple of foxing spots to the front free end page and half title page, the book shows no damage. " This book traces the growth of Roman belief on primitive to take Religion. It shows how, with the expansion of empire, Rome opened up to a great influx of exotic religion and philosophy and these are also described. Epicureanism, Stoicism, Mithraism, the cult of Isis and other creeds all struggled for ascendancy until finally giving way to the new import from the east: Christianity." From the front paste down panel. Trace of foxing to the edges of the pages, internally clean. Small tear top and bottom left of the front panel of the dust jacket. Size: 4to 9¾" - 12" tall. 141 pages. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Myths, Legends & Folklore; Rome; Ancient (BC); Inventory No: 0268517. This book weighs over 1 Kg packed and extra postal costs will be asked for when shipping outside Australia.. Very Good Condition
Price: 16.50 (AUD)
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South American Mythology
Osborne, Harold,
ISBN: 0600342816
The Hamlyn Publishing Group, London, 1988. Reprint
 Hardcover (Laminated Boards) Hardcover (Laminated Boards). Very Good Condition/No Dust Jacket. Illustrator: Photographic. Reprint. introduction by author, further reading list, acknowledgements and index. The text is illustrated with both colour and black-and-white photographs. Colour photographic laminated boards with black coloured titles to the front panel and back strip. This book tells the stories of the Indian people of South America, their traditions and beliefs: the divine origin of the Inca; The Myths Of Collao, myths and legends of the coast, marginal, forest and southern Andean peoples, along with some of Riddles of the South American Myth. Rubbing of the book edges and panels with fading of the back strip. Size: 4to 9¾" - 12" tall. [5], 6 - 144 pages,. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Photographic. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Myths, Legends & Folklore; South America; ISBN: 0600342816. ISBN/EAN: 9780600342816. Inventory No: 0123133. This book weighs over 1 Kg packed and extra postal costs will be asked for when shipping outside Australia.. Very Good Condition
Price: 16.50 (AUD)
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The British ( Myths and Legends ) (originally published as Hero Myths & Legends of the British Race)
Ebbutt, M. I. (Matthews, John – editor ),
ISBN: 1859580017
Senate , London, 1994. Reprint
 Softcover Softcover. Very Good Condition/. Illustrator: Black-and-white plates. Reprint. 16 chapters cover 16 different aspects of English and even French history and mythology. No damage to describe. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. [26], 374 pages including glossary and index, in original colour illustrated softcover binding. there is no damage to describe apart from aged toning of the page edges. . Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Black-and-white plates. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Myths, Legends & Folklore; Britain; ISBN: 1859580017. ISBN/EAN: 9781859580011. Inventory No: 0267762. Very Good Condition
Price: 16.50 (AUD)
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Middle Ages ( Myths and Legends )
Guerber, H. A.,
ISBN: 1859580017
Senate , London, 1994. Reprint
 Softcover Softcover. Very Good Condition/. Illustrator: Black-and-white plates. Reprint. Aged toning of the page edges, some foxing of the 1st and last pages, otherwise no damage to describe. Subsequent to the fall of the Roman Empire, the People's who spread across Western Europe what with the new legends to replace the classic myths of Greece and Rome. The selection includes the most famous of those European stories, some of the roads dating back to pagan times, others chronicling the exploits of more recent, Christian heroes – rear panel blurb Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. XVI, 404 pages including glossary and index, in original colour illustrated softcover binding. there is no damage to describe apart from aged toning of the page edges. . Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Black-and-white plates. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Myths, Legends & Folklore; Britain; ISBN: 1859580017. ISBN/EAN: 9781859580011. Inventory No: 0267763. Very Good Condition
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Roman Mythology
Perowne, Stewart,
ISBN: 0600342883
Hamlyn, London, 1988. Third Impression
 Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good Condition/No Dust Jacket. Illustrator: Photographic. Third Impression. IV, 144 pages, introduction by author, further reading list, acknowledgements and index. Illustrated frontispiece, showing a mosaic of Apollo. The text is illustrated with numerous coloured and black-and-white photographs. Illustrated front cover, showing a Roman mosaic of Ganymede and the Eagle, with black writing on the front panel and spine. A little bumping to the head and to the heel of the backstrip. A few marks to the laminate otherwise no other faults worth mentioning. " This book traces the growth of Roman belief on primitive to take Religion. It shows how, with the expansion of empire, Rome opened up to a great influx of exotic religion and philosophy and these are also described. Epicureanism, Stoicism, Mithraism, the cult of Isis and other creeds all struggled for ascendancy until finally giving way to the new import from the east: Christianity." From the front paste down panel. Size: 4to 9¾" - 12" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Photographic. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Myths, Legends & Folklore; Italy; ISBN: 0600342883. ISBN/EAN: 9780600342885. Inventory No: 0105291. Very Good Condition
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Crooked Mick of Speewah And Other Tales
Wannan, Bill,
Lansdowne Press, Melbourne, 1965. First Edition
 Hardcover (Original Cloth) Hardcover (Original Cloth). Very Good Condition/Good. Illustrator: Gareth Jones-Roberts. First Edition. XX, 132 pages, illustrated with black-and-white drawings, colour illustrated dustwrapper. Bill Wannan's introduction is a valuable commentary on the origins and development of tall-title telling in Australia. The kindest thing one can say about the dust jacket is that the edges are lumped. The book itself is in very good order apart from rubbing from a shelf contact to the bottom of the boards. Please refer to the attached image. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Gareth Jones-Roberts. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Myths, Legends & Folklore; Australia; Humour. Inventory No: 0268820. Very Good Condition
Price: 16.50 (AUD)
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From Ritual to Romance: An Account of the Holy Grail from Ancient Ritual to Christian Symbol
Weston, Jessie L.,
Anchor / Doubleday, New York, 1957. Reprint
 Softcover Softcover. Very Good Condition/No Dust Jacket. Reprint. The author, a noted medievalist, analyses the Grail legend, and observes similarities between the mythos, and characteristics of the Nature Cults, and suggests that these cults may still exist, surviving under conditions of strict secrecy. Previous owner's name on the first page, no other damage to describe Size: 12mo (standard paperback). XVIII, 222 pages indexed.. please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Myths, Legends & Folklore; Christianity; Religion & Theology. Inventory No: 0268863. Very Good Condition
Price: 14.00 (AUD)
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fairytales for grown-ups
Fink, Carmine Andrea,
Self Published,  No date. Edition Unstated
 Softcover Softcover. Very Good Condition/. Edition Unstated. clean copy printed in English, single sided, prefaced by Dr Otto Kernberg. Loosely inserted letter from the author passing the book on (manuscript) and opining that she hoped that the recipient and she will be successful in finding a publisher of the English version of the book and mentioning that she has been contacted by Chilean TV producer to start work on film version of the book Size: A4. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Myths, Legends & Folklore; Inventory No: 0264743. Very Good Condition
Price: 88.00 (AUD)
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Fables for Our Time and Famous Poems Illustrated
Thurber, James,
Blue Ribbon Books, Garden City, New York, 1943. Reprint
 Hardcover Hardcover. Good Condition/Good. Illustrator: James Thurber. Reprint. Illustrated with with James Thurber's inimitable black-and-white line drawings. Illustrated front board, showing multiple illustrations by James Thurber, with ochre coloured insert with black and white writing on the front panel and white on the spine. Heavy rubbing bumping and chipping to the head and to the heel of the spine, in fact the top right-hand corner of the top spine edge has almost completely come away. Bumping and rubbing to the book corners and shelfwear to the lower book edge. There has been sun darkening to the lower 0.25 " of the lower book edge. The white of the background has become a little dull and yellow. Browning and staining to the paper edges. Browning to the internal pages and to the endpapers. There are a few foxing spots to the internal pages as well, predominantly to the lower edge. Illustrated dust wrapper, same illustrations as for boards, with black-and-white writing on the front panel and white on the spine. Rubbing and chipping, with loss to the dust wrapper corners. The top 0.25 " of the spine edge is missing and the lower edge has two splits on either side of the dust wrapper spine gutter edge, measuring 0.25 " and 1.25 ". There is a tear to the top rear dust wrapper corner edge measuring 1 ", and a tear on the lower rear dust wrapper corner, which arcs into the body of the dust wrapper , measuring 3 ". The dust wrapper is heavily affected by sun to the point where the white writing on the top left-hand corner of the front dust wrapper panel has become almost illegible. Clipping of the dust wrapper, all 4 corners. Browning and darkening of the verso so the dust wrapper has also occurred. A book of fables ( with a moral ) and 9 famous poems illustrated by the inimitable James Thurber. Size: 4to 9¾" - 12" tall. Dust Jacket price-clipped. We are happy to provide pictures of this book on request Illustrator: James Thurber. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Myths, Legends & Folklore; America ; Fiction -- Humour ; Inventory No: 0104544. Good Condition
Price: 22.00 (AUD)
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An Encyclopaedia of Bible Animals
France, Peter,
ISBN: 0709937377
Croom Helm, London & Sydney, 1986. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. Illustrator: Eric and David Hosking – Photographers. First Edition. Acknowledgements by photographers, introduction by author, list of abbreviations and bibliography. The text is illustrated with black and white and coloured photographs taken by Eric and David Hosking. Bottle green coloured boards with gilt coloured titles to the back strip. Colour photographic dust wrapper, showing a Hoopoe (bird), with yellow and white coloured titles to the front panel and black coloured titles to the back strip. Listed alphabetically, this book is based on the, then, latest '' ... research into the natural history of the Bible lands and Hebrew myth and culture, this encyclopaedia explains the meaning and purpose of all the animals mention in the Scriptures." -- from front fold over panel blurb. Minor rubbing of the book corners and back strip corners with some sunning to the book corners. Faint foxing to the first few in last few pages of the book with age toning of the text block edges. Little rubbing to the dust at the edges and panels. A hint of rubbing to the dust wrapper edges and panels some marks to the rear panel. Size: 4to 9¾" - 12" tall. [5], 6 - 166 pages,. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Eric and David Hosking – Photographers. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Animals & Birds; Mythology; Religion & Theology. ISBN: 0709937377. ISBN/EAN: 9780709937371. Inventory No: 0124639. Very Good
Price: 16.50 (AUD)
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The Traditional Faery Tales of Little Red Riding Hood, Beauty and the Beast & Jack and the Bean Stalk.
Summerly, Felix, 1808-1882,
Toronto public library, Toronto, 1982. Facsimile Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Near Fine Condition/. Facsimile Edition. The Traditional Faery Tales of Little Red Riding Hood, Beauty and the Beast & Jack and the Bean Stalk. Illustrated by Eminent Modern Artists & Edited by Felix Summerly. Facsimile from The Osborne Collection of Early Children's Books. Second-hand copy, all edges Gilded, no damage to describe. Tissue paper intact with each of the illustrations. Size: 12mo (Small Hardcover ). 23, [1]; iv, 35, [1]; 32 p., [6] leaves of plates. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Myths, Legends & Folklore; Inventory No: 0270595. Near Fine Condition
Price: 44.00 (AUD)
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The white man’s garden : a tale of Borneo
Skipper, Mervyn 1886 – 1958,
Elkin Mathews & Marrot Ltd, London, 1930. First Edition
 Hardcover (Original Cloth) Hardcover (Original Cloth). Very Good Condition/Good. Illustrator: the author. First Edition. X, 118 pages, with the remains of a dust jacket. price clipped, offset tanning of the front and rear end pages, and notation at the top of the front end page of the book was given in 1933 to their daughter on speech night by mother and father. in this delightful volume the author does for the trees and flowers of Borneo what he did for the animals in The Meeting Pool. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: the author. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Myths, Legends & Folklore; Borneo; children. Inventory No: 0271438. Very Good Condition
Price: 44.00 (AUD)
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Ludmila, a legend of Lichtenstein
Gallico, Paul (Translated and Edited by..),
Michael Joseph, London, 1955. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Poor Condition. Illustrator: photographic and Drawings. First Edition. 225 g; 48 pages, illustrated with charcoal style part page and full-page drawings by Franz Deak. Colour illustrated dust jacket. The book is in good order with only a touch of foxing to the top edge of the text block. The dust jacket is torn, and chipped, price clipped and missing the bottom half of the rear panel, now protected. . "She was a little Lichtenstein cow, with great ambitions. She wished to be champion milk producer of that year, where her milking stool as a crown, and lead the procession of herds down the mountainside in the age-old Lichtenstein harvest ceremony. But alas, she was small and poor quality of her yield gave her no hope of realising her ambition. And then a mountain saint, and a little child combined to produce a miracle that shook the hills. -- front fold over blurb Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: photographic and Drawings. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Myths, Legends & Folklore; Inventory No: 0234966. Very Good Condition
Price: 15.00 (AUD)
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The Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, Giving the Derivation, Source, or Origin of Common Phrases, Allusions, and Words That Have a Tale to Tell
Brewer, Ebenezer Cobham Rev,
ISBN: 1856050556
Blitz editions, London, 1983. reprint
 Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Very Good. reprint. the top edge of the pages is slightly dark and with age, the dust jacket very slightly rubbed at the corners. This volume, a facsimile of the 1894 enlarged and revised edition is for those interested in the history of fable and literature to discover the earliest use of certain terms and a full explanation of mythic and literary references present in the most common pronouncements. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Language & Linguistics; Dictionaries & Thesauruses; Reference; Myths, Legends & Folklore. ISBN: 1856050556. ISBN/EAN: 9781856050555. Inventory No: 0271503. This book weighs over 1 Kg packed and extra postal costs will be asked for when shipping outside Australia.. Very Good Condition
Price: 27.50 (AUD)
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Tales and Legends of Morocco
Chimenti, Elisa,
Ivan Obelensky / Astor Books, New York, 1965. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Good. First Edition. Translated by Arnon Benamy. Illustrated endpaper maps, glossary. Spotting of the page edges, but internally clean, no annotations. Dust wrapper faded around spine, with short tears to top of spine. 47 tales from Morocco, Islamic, Jewish and secular. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. XVIII, 158 pages. please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Myths, Legends & Folklore; Morocco; Inventory No: 0273023. Very Good Condition
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Gnomes
Huygen Wil,
ISBN: 0810909650
Abrams, New York, 1977. First Edition
 Hardcover (Imitation Leather) Hardcover (Imitation Leather). Very Good Condition/Very Good. Illustrator: Rien Poortvliet. First Edition. 1.2 kg; 212 pp, all in colour, hundreds of illustrations; maps, diagrams. Illustrated endpapers. Previous owner's name on verso of ffep. Colour illustrated dustjacket, slightly discoloured on the spine section from sunlight. The book itself shows no damage. A delight to the eye and filled with verbal fun this is a book to show little ones, as a spoof of scientific studies for sophisticate, and is a charming piece of made up reality for every reader. Size: Folio ( 12"- 15" tall ). Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Rien Poortvliet. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Myths, Legends & Folklore; Illustrated; ISBN: 0810909650. ISBN/EAN: 9780810909656. Inventory No: 0228665. THIS BOOK WILL INCUR EXTRA POST OUTSIDE OF AUSTRALIA, BECAUSE IT IS OVER 1 Kg WITHOUT PACKAGING, PLEASE ENQUIRE BEFORE ORDERING. Very Good Condition
Price: 38.50 (AUD)
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Northland Heroes
Holbrook, Florence ,
George G. Harrap, London, 1924. Reprint
 Hardcover Hardcover. Good Condition (ex-library)/Fair. Illustrator: no Indication. Reprint. As can be seen in the dust jacket is chipped to the head and tail of the darkened spine, and has tears. The book belong to a high school library and there is a small neat round stamp on the front end page, page 15, page 65, and on the inside of the rear panel. No annotations. Foxing to the edges of the pages, offset tanning of front and rear free end pages, illustrated with a colour frontispiece, and a number of black-and-white drawings, and the musical score for Frithiof's Song Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. 128 pages. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: no Indication. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Myths, Legends & Folklore; Scandinavia; Inventory No: 0271793. Good Condition (ex-library)
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Brewer’s Dictionary of Phrase & Fable; Revised & Enlarged
Brewer,
ISBN: 0304350966
Cassell, London, 1999. Reprint
 Hardcover (Original Cloth) Hardcover (Original Cloth). Very Good Condition/Very Good. Reprint. 1.95 kg; XXIV, 1302 pages, last four pages blank, illustrated dust jacket, over dark green boards with gilt writing on spine. Minor rifling of the top edge of the dust jacket. No handling marks. For the millenium edition, the entire existing text has been revised by Adrian Room and updated and over 1000 new articles added. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Myths, Legends & Folklore; ISBN: 0304350966. ISBN/EAN: 9780304350964. Inventory No: 0272398. This book weighs over 1 Kg packed and extra postal costs will be asked for when shipping outside Australia.. Very Good Condition
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Myths and Dreams
Clodd, Edward,
Chatto & Windus, London, 1891. Second Edition Revised
 hardcover Hardcover (Original Cloth) hardcover Hardcover (Original Cloth). Very Good Condition/No Dust Jacket. Second Edition Revised. x, 251 pp., + 32 pp advertisements for books published by Chatto & Windus. Dark red leather look covered boards, offset tanning of the endpages, foxing to the untrimmed front edges. Very clean and tightly bound internally. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Myths, Legends & Folklore; Religion -- Christianity; Inventory No: 0204538. Very Good Condition
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Brewer’s Dictionary of Phrase & Fable; Centenary Edition
Brewer, Jo,
ISBN: 0304935700
Cassell, London, 1971. Reprint
 Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Very Good. Reprint. XVI, 1176 pages, with original dust jacket. This is the Centenary edition seventh impression corrected revised by Ivor H Evans. The intent was to select and introduce expressions from current English: to remove either dated and the ephemeral, or those words of which the explanation will naturally be sought in a standard dictionary; and to add to the usefulness of Brewer has a work of reference by the introduction of a wider range of phrase from the, wealth and the United States and a fable from the war of Wales and Ireland to supplement the store already there. Apart from slight dustiness of the top edge of the text block, the book shows no damage. Previous owner's name on first page. Tiny tear top right of spine section of jacket. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Myths, Legends & Folklore; reference. ISBN: 0304935700. ISBN/EAN: 9780304935703. Inventory No: 0273242. This book weighs over 1 Kg packed and extra postal costs will be asked for when shipping outside Australia.. Very Good Condition
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Fingerprints of the Gods; a Quest for the Beginning And the End
Hancock, Graham,
ISBN: 0749314540
Mandarin, London, 1997. reprint
 Softcover Softcover. Very Good Condition/. reprint. a very clean copy, slight rubbing at the bottom of the spine section, reading creases to the spine, no other damage to describe. using the high-tech tools of modern archaeology, geology and astronomy, the author exposes an eerie network of connections between the great Sphinx and the pyramids of Egypt, the Mexican pyramids, the lost continent belies neat Antarctica, and myths and legends of humanity that have remained strangely consistent across geographical and social divides. he also offers new theories about the causes of the ice ages. Size: 12mo (standard paperback). XIV, 607 pages. Marking pen stripe on bottom edge.. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Myths, Legends & Folklore; New Age & Alternative. ISBN: 0749314540. ISBN/EAN: 9780749314545. Inventory No: 0273996. Very Good Condition
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In Search of Dracula – The history of Dracula and vampires
McNally, Raymond T.; Florescu, Radu,
ISBN: 0395657830
Houghton, Mifflin & Co., Boston, 1994. Reprint
 Softcover Softcover. Very Good Condition/No Dust Jacket. Illustrator: Photographic and Facsimile. Reprint. XIV, 297 pages, includes filmography, bibliography and appendices. The text is illustrated with black-and-white photographs, and reproductions of drawings and documents. 2 maps This is a completely revised edition, and includes chronologies, genealogy, appendices, annotated bibliography, filmography and travel guide The book is secondhand, there is no damage to describe it is clean and free of annotation. Size: Trade Paperback. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Photographic and Facsimile. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Myths, Legends & Folklore; History. ISBN: 0395657830. ISBN/EAN: 9780395657836. Inventory No: 0274065. Very Good Condition
Price: 16.50 (AUD)
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Above Top Secret; the Worldwide UFO Cover-up
Good, Timothy,
ISBN: 0283994967
Sidgwick & Jackson, London, 1987. Reprint
 Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Very Good. Illustrator: Various. Reprint. 592 pages, illustrated with photographs, and an appendix with many facsimiles of documents. An investigation, into unidentified flying objects, the book is a synthesis of all his previous researchers. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. No damage to describe. Clean tidy copy, with matching dustwrapper.. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Various. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Myths, Legends & Folklore; UFOs; Science & Technology. ISBN: 0283994967. ISBN/EAN: 9780283994968. Inventory No: 0274066. This book weighs over 1 Kg packed and extra postal costs will be asked for when shipping outside Australia.. Very Good Condition
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Keeper of Genesis; A Quest for the Hidden Legacy of Mankind
Bauval, Robert and Hancock, Graham,
ISBN: 0434003050
Heinemann, London, 1996. First Edition
 Softcover Softcover. Very Good Condition/No Dust Jacket. Illustrator: Photographic And Illustrations. First Edition. A clean second-hand copy showing some signs of handling but no damage, Size: Trade Paperback. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Photographic And Illustrations. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Myths, Legends & Folklore; Archaeology; History -- Ancient ; History -- Egypt ; ISBN: 0434003050. ISBN/EAN: 9780434003051. Inventory No: 0274071. Very Good Condition
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Lion’s Honey: The Myth of Samson
Grossman, David (Schoffman, Stuart – Translator),
ISBN: 1841959138
Canongate , Edinburgh . New York . Melbourne, 2006. First Edition
 Softcover Softcover. Very Good Condition/. First Edition. Notes. Photographic paperback binding with dark yellow and white coloured titles to the front panel and backstrip. "Samson – hero or misfit? Revisiting Sampson's famous battle with the lion, his many women, and the betrayal of them all – including the only one he ever loved, Grossman gives us a provocative new take on the story, and Sampson's controversial final act of death, when he brought down the temple upon himself and three thousand Philistines. Revealed as a single, lonely, and tortured soul who always operated outside the norm, we are forced to recognise Sampson in the world we live in today." – from rear panel blurb. Minor rubbing to the book corners and panels. This is the first UK edition. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. [ - XXIX, [1], 155, [3] pages,. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Myths, Legends & Folklore; Religion & Theology. ISBN: 1841959138. ISBN/EAN: 9781841959139. Inventory No: 0125713. Very Good Condition
Price: 11.00 (AUD)
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Beyond the Mist What Irish Mythology can Teach us About Ourselves
O’Connor, Peter,
ISBN: 1865083372
Allen & Unwin, Sydney, 2001. First Edition
 Softcover Softcover. Very Good Condition/. First Edition. A clean copy, no damage, no annotation. This book introduces us to the rich and beautiful world of Irish mythology and mines it for the wisdom we can use every day. Full number line. Size: Trade Paperback. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Myths, Legends & Folklore; Ireland; ISBN: 1865083372. ISBN/EAN: 9781865083377. Inventory No: 0271658. Very Good Condition
Price: 16.50 (AUD)
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Harper’s Encyclopedia of Mystical & Paranormal Experience
Guiley, Rosemary Ellen,
ISBN: 0785802029
Castle Books, Edison, New Jersey, 1991. Reprint
 Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Very Good. Illustrator: Drawings & photographs. Reprint. There is no damage to decribe, a clean book, free of annotation. There are some black-and-white illustrations, photographs & drawings. Book has a introduction by Marion Zimmer Bradley, and presents in a convenient A – Z arrangement, the fascinating stories, histories, theories and explanations behind metaphysical phenomena, mystical locations, historical figures and mystical techniques and traditions. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. XVI, 666 pages. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Drawings & photographs. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Myths, Legends & Folklore; Mysticism; Paranormal; New Age & Alternative. ISBN: 0785802029. ISBN/EAN: 9780785802020. Inventory No: 0273388. This book weighs over 1 Kg packed and extra postal costs will be asked for when shipping outside Australia.. Very Good Condition
Price: 33.00 (AUD)
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The Slave Who Saved the City; and Other Hassidic Tales
Rabinowicz, Harry M.,
A.S. Barnes & Company, New York, 1960. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Good/Good. Illustrator: Ahron Gelles. First Edition. 325 g.; VIII, 9-192 pages, introduction by author, and glossary. The text is illustrated with numerous but and white drawings by Ahron Gelles. Purple coloured cloth boards with white illustration to the front panel and white titles to the backstrip. Rubbing to the backstrip edges and bumping to the top book corners. Fading to the top book edge and to the lower backstrip edge. Light browning to the text block edges. Light age toning of the internal text. Illustrated dustwrapper with white and black titles to the front panel and backstrip. A little rubbing to the dustwrapper edges. Fading to the backstrip and sunning to the rear dustwrapper panel and to the top one quarter of the front dustwrapper panel. Clipping of the front fold over panel, both top and bottom corners. Browning to the verso of the dustwrapper. A retelling of the classic Hassidic tales for younger readers. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Dust Jacket price-clipped. We are happy to provide pictures of this book on request Illustrator: Ahron Gelles. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Myths, Legends & Folklore; Judaica; Inventory No: 0108219. Good
Price: 16.50 (AUD)
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Grimm’s Complete Fairy Tales
Grimm, Jacob W. & Grimm, Wilhelm K.,
ISBN: 0880295198
Barnes & Nobles Books, New York, 2001. Reprint
 Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Very Good. Reprint. a very clean copy, with no damage to the jacket, or the book. Over 200 fairytales collected together. the perfect gift for the grandparent to be able to scare the living beJesus out of their grandchildren. :-) Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. [8], 627 pages. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Myths, Legends & Folklore; Holland; Science Fiction & Fantasy. ISBN: 0880295198. ISBN/EAN: 9780880295192. Inventory No: 0259419. THIS BOOK WILL INCUR EXTRA POST OUTSIDE OF AUSTRALIA, BECAUSE IT IS OVER 1 Kg WITHOUT PACKAGING, PLEASE ENQUIRE BEFORE ORDERING. Very Good Condition
Price: 22.00 (AUD)
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The Legends of Moonie Jarl
Jarl, Moonie (Reeves, Wilf ),
The Jacaranda Press, Brisbane, 1964. First Edition
 Hardcover (Illustrated Boards) Hardcover (Illustrated Boards). Very Good Condition/Good. Illustrator: Wandi (Olga Miller). First Edition. The text is illustrated with 9 full colour, full page plates by Wandi (Olga Miller), and occasional black coloured illustration and line drawings. Colour illustrated boards with white and lavender coloured titles to the front panel. Illustrated dustwrapper, same illustration as the underlying boards, with white and lavender coloured titles to the front panel. Black and white photographs of author and illustrator to the rear fold over panel. A retelling, and illustrating, of some the stories of the Butchulla People from Fraser Island (off the coast of Queensland). The re-teller of the tales and illustrator were the son and daughter of one of the Tribe's elders. Softening of the back strip edges and rubbing of the corners and lower book edges. Age toning and fine foxing of the text block edges with age toning of the pages. Chipping of the dustwrapper corners and top back strip edge. Rubbing along the creases of the dustwrapper with sunning, rubbing and faint foxing also present insect damage can be seen to to the dustwrapper as well. Foxing to the verso along with some marks. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. [2], 3 - 44 pages. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Wandi (Olga Miller). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Myths, Legends & Folklore; Australia; Indigenous Cultures. Inventory No: 0126266. This book is light, and postage will be reduced to $7.90 for shipment within Australia. . Very Good Condition
Price: 33.00 (AUD)
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The Calling Reef
Bahnemann, Gunther,
Horwitz Publications, Sydney, 1970. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Good Condition/Good. First Edition. The text is illustrated with numerous black and white illustrations, most double page, illustrator not credited. Blue coloured boards with gilt coloured titles to the back strip. Colour illustrated dustwrapper with black coloured titles to the front panel and back strip. A retelling of the story of Badu, Tarni, and the Calling Reef from The Torres Strait Island People. For 30 years Badu has made a pilgrimage to Calling Reef to visit the spirit of his wife Tani who had been impaled under a rock of the reef. On the final journey to the Calling Reef, Badu finds that the age-worn helmet is not on the shelf it has occupied for the past 30 years, and so he dives over the ledge into the chasm .... Rubbing of the back strip edges and to the lower book edges. Light age toning of the text block edges and pages with the text block showing fine foxing. Some offset tanning and fine foxing to the end pages. The free front end page and half title page show erasure marks. A little rubbing of the dustwrapper edges and panels with a crease that runs 3 inches from the top edge of the rear panel. The fold over panels show multiple vertical creases. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. 120 pages.. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Myths, Legends & Folklore; Indigenous Cultures. Inventory No: 0126267. Post will be reduced to $7.90 for posting inside Australia, at the time of processing the order.. Good Condition
Price: 14.00 (AUD)
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The Enchanted World -- the Book of Christmas
Lehane, Brendan And the Editors of Time-Life Books,
ISBN: 0705408949
Time-Life Books, Amsterdam, 1987. Second Printing
 Hardcover (Original Cloth) Hardcover (Original Cloth). Very Good Condition/Very Good. Second Printing. 1.0 kg; 143 pages., includes bibliography. Colour illustrated dustwrapper. Silk page marker. Gilt decorated front board with illustration tipped in. The top edge of the dustwrapper is slightly ruffled. Lavishly illustrated this book is divided into four sections: ch 1 The Eternal Moment, ch 2 The Heart of Darkness, ch 3 Summoning the Sun, and ch 4 The Light Triumphant. The illustrations are in black and white, and in colour, and many of the pages resemble "illuminated pages". Size: Folio ( 12"- 15" tall ). Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Myths, Legends & Folklore; Fiction -- Fantasy ; ISBN: 0705408949. ISBN/EAN: 9780705408943. Inventory No: 0224651. THIS BOOK WILL INCUR EXTRA POST OUTSIDE OF AUSTRALIA, BECAUSE IT IS OVER 1 Kg WITHOUT PACKAGING, PLEASE ENQUIRE BEFORE ORDERING. Very Good Condition
Price: 25.00 (AUD)
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Covenant with the Vampire; the diaries of the family Dracul
Kalogridis, Jeanne,
ISBN: 0747212449
Headline Book Publishing, London, 1994. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Good/Good. Illustrator: Keith Skayfe -- dust Jacket. First Edition. 500 g; XII, 244 pages, includes family tree. Colour illustrated dust jacket. Slight ruffling of the edges of the dust jacket otherwise in very good order. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Keith Skayfe -- dust Jacket. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Myths, Legends & Folklore; Fiction -- Fantasy ; ISBN: 0747212449. ISBN/EAN: 9780747212447. Inventory No: 0213353. Good
Price: 20.00 (AUD)
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Road to Middle Earth
Shippey, Tom,
ISBN: 0261102753
Grafton, London, 1992. First Edition
 Softcover Softcover. Very Good Condition/No Dust Jacket. First Edition. 300 g; XVI, 338 pages, with chapter notes, and index, and to appendixes. Colour illustrated paperback binding by Alan Lee. A very good copy showing no signs of damage either to the pages or the binding. This book shows the routes of Tolkien's own obsessions: the poetry of languages, and of myth. Professor Shippey shows, in this fascinating, and accessible and deeply admired work (now fully updated and published for the first time in paperback) how Beowulf, the Lord of the rings, Grimm's fairytales, the Edda and many other works, form part of a live and continuing tradition of literature. -- rear panel blurb Size: Standard Paperback. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Myths, Legends & Folklore; Books on Books; ISBN: 0261102753. ISBN/EAN: 9780261102750. Inventory No: 0225782. Post will be reduced to $7.90 for posting inside Australia, at the time of processing the order.. Very Good Condition
Price: 16.00 (AUD)
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Lights of Passage; Rituals and Rites of Passage for the Problems and Pleasures of Modern Life
Wall, Kathleen Ph.D & Ferguson, Gary,
ISBN: 0062508784
HarperSanFrancisco, New York, 1994. First Edition
 Softcover Softcover. Very Good Condition/No Dust Jacket. First Edition. the book is second-hand and has a couple of faint marks on the front page. Otherwise clean and free of damage. The book is a hopeful, in reaching, and practical guide to reinvent the rituals and ceremonies and using them to gracefully navigate through transitions, both small and large. Changing career, Marianne, divorcing, reaffirming relationships – this book may be able to help you Size: Trade Paperback. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Psychology & Psychiatry; Myths, Legends & Folklore. ISBN: 0062508784. ISBN/EAN: 9780062508782. Inventory No: 0241066. Post will be reduced to $7.90 for posting inside Australia, at the time of processing the order.. Very Good Condition
Price: 14.00 (AUD)
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Mysterious Visitors; the UFO Story
Trench, Brinsley Le Poer,
Pan,  1978. reprint
 Softcover Softcover. Very Good Condition/No Dust Jacket. Illustrator: photographic. reprint. the previous owner has carefully protected the book with a transparent and piece of plastic. A very good copy. From the biblical chariots of Fire to the UFOs of the day – a fascinating in-depth study of unidentified flying objects and psychic phenomena Size: 12mo (standard paperback). 178 pages. The book is a secondhand book with reading creases to the spine, and darkening of the page edges, but is otherwise clean, and free of annotation.. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: photographic. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Myths, Legends & Folklore; UFOs; Inventory No: 0242449. Post will be reduced to $7.90 for posting inside Australia, at the time of processing the order.. Very Good Condition
Price: 7.00 (AUD)
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On Seashore Far A Green Oak Towers
Various Authors,
ISBN: 5050011647
Raduga Publishers, Moscow, 1983. Reprint
 Hardcover (Laminated Boards) Hardcover (Laminated Boards). Good Condition/No Dust Jacket. Illustrator: Oleg Korovin. Reprint. Illustrated endpapers, with coloured illustrations (quarter page and full-page) by Oleg Korovin. Illustrated laminated boards with white coloured titles to the front panel and black coloured titles to the backstrip. A series of stories for children by various Russian authors, including Alexander Pushkin, Lev Tolstoy and Vladimir Dahl, illustrated by Oleg Korovin. Rubbing to the backstrip corners, book corners and book panels. Light age toning of the textblock edges. Original price can be seen to the top right-hand corner to the verso of the rear free end paper. Second Edition. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. [4], 5-125, [3] pages.. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Oleg Korovin. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Myths, Legends & Folklore; Russia; Literature & Literary. ISBN: 5050011647. ISBN/EAN: 9785050011640. Inventory No: 0116897. Post will be reduced to $7.90 for posting inside Australia, at the time of processing the order.. Good Condition
Price: 14.00 (AUD)
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Kalevala: Or the Land of Heroes, in Two Volumes . Volume Two (only) (Everyman’s Library 260)
Kirby, F. W.,
J. M. Dent and Sons Ltd. / E. P. Dutton & Co Inc, London / New York, 1966. Reprint
 Hardcover (Original Cloth) Hardcover (Original Cloth). Very Good Condition/Very Good. Reprint. A Brief Summary of the Contents of Volume II, notes, glossary of Finnish names. Illustrated endpapers, being the initials of Everyman's Library entwined, reproduced multiple times in an orange coloured ink. Blue coloured cloth covered boards with gilt coloured titles to the back strip. Orange coloured tint to the top text block edge. Illustrated dustwrapper with black coloured titles to the front panel and back strip. The second volume reproducing Finnish sagas at the end of the dark ages and beginning of the mediaeval period. For, as the front fold over panel blurb states, the sagas are "... Heroic but human, its men and women marched boldly through the fifty cantos, raiding, drinking, abducting, outwitting, weeping, but always active and always at odds with the very perils that confront their countrymen today: the forest, with its savage animals; it's myriad lakes and rocks and torrents; wind, fire, and darkness; and the cold." – from the introduction, quoted on the front fold over panel blurb. Everyman's Library number 260. Minor rubbing to the book corners and back strip edges. Very light age toning of the text block edges and pages. Hint of rubbing to the back strip strip corners and book corners with some sunning to the back strip. Size: 12mo (standard paperback). [4], V - VI, [1], 2 - 285, [13 – of which eight pages are further titles from series list]pages,. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Myths, Legends & Folklore; Finland; poetry. Inventory No: 0122696. Post will be reduced to $7.90 for posting inside Australia, at the time of processing the order.. Very Good Condition
Price: 14.00 (AUD)
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The First Sunrise
Mountford Charles P.,
ISBN: 0851792537
Rigby, Adelaide, 1974. Reprint
 Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Very Good. Illustrator: Ainslie Roberts. Reprint. 79 pp, black and white frontispiece. In the text there is one story to one illustration, which is in colour, there are also black and white sketches within the text. Lemon boards with browned embossed illus. Brown printing on spine. This is a book about the Aboriginal Dreamtime myths as told to Charles Mountford and interpreted by Ainslie Roberts, artist. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. A very clean secondhand copy, with no damage to report. . Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Ainslie Roberts. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Indigenous Cultures; mythology; Aboriginal -- Australia; Australia; Art & Design. ISBN: 0851792537. ISBN/EAN: 9780851792538. Inventory No: 0220968. Post will be reduced to $7.90 for posting inside Australia, at the time of processing the order.. Very Good Condition
Price: 14.00 (AUD)
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Count Brass Volume 1 in the Chronicles of Castle Brass
Moorcock, Michael,
ISBN: 0583121985
Granada, London, 1983. reprint
 Softcover Softcover. Very Good Condition/. reprint. a crisp copy, no damage to describe, sellers sticker over the price sticker on the rear panel. A novel of Dorian Hawkmoon. Size: 12mo (standard paperback). Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Science Fiction & Fantasy; mythology. ISBN: 0583121985. ISBN/EAN: 9780583121989. Inventory No: 0253781. Post will be reduced to $7.90 for posting inside Australia, at the time of processing the order.. Very Good Condition
Price: 8.00 (AUD)
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Caltex Book of Maori Lore
Cowan, James,
ISBN: 0589000144
A. H. & A. W. Reed, Wellington , 1972. reprint
 Softcover (Saddle-stapled) Softcover (Saddle-stapled). Very Good Condition/. Illustrator: Dennis Turner. reprint. some signs of age, but essentially a clean well preserved copy. "James Cowan was responsible for an upsurge of interest in the Maori race. It is hoped that this addition of an unpublished Cowan manuscript will arouse interest in his other books and in the history and traditions that he sought to preserve. The JB Palmer page 6 Size: Trade Paperback. 72 pages. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Dennis Turner. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Myths, Legends & Folklore; New Zealand; Sociology & Culture. ISBN: 0589000144. ISBN/EAN: 9780589000141. Inventory No: 0248569. Post will be reduced to $7.90 for posting inside Australia, at the time of processing the order.. Very Good Condition
Price: 11.00 (AUD)
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Romans and Their Gods (Ancient Culture & Society)
OGILVIE, R. M.,
ISBN: 0701114967
Chatto & Windus, London, 1970. reprint
 Softcover Softcover. Very Good Condition/. Illustrator: maps & photographs. reprint. The author makes wide use of original material to give a picture of religious life between 80 B.C and A.D. 69 Size: 12mo (standard paperback). 135 pages. A very clean secondhand copy, with no damage to report. . Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: maps & photographs. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Myths, Legends & Folklore; Rome; ISBN: 0701114967. ISBN/EAN: 9780701114961. Inventory No: 0251733. Post will be reduced to $7.90 for posting inside Australia, at the time of processing the order.. Very Good Condition
Price: 11.00 (AUD)
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The Penelopiad ; The Myth of Penelope and Odysseus
Atwood, Margaret,
ISBN: 1920885951
Text Publishing, Melbourne, 2005. Reissued, 1st thus
 Softcover Softcover. Very Good Condition/. Reissued, 1st thus. a retelling of Homer's account, this time, from his wife's side with Penelope giving the telling of it and explaining what led up to the hanging of the 12 maids. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. A very clean secondhand copy, with no damage to report. . Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Myths, Legends & Folklore; Classics; ISBN: 1920885951. ISBN/EAN: 9781920885953. Inventory No: 0251791. Post will be reduced to $7.90 for posting inside Australia, at the time of processing the order.. Very Good Condition
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Feminist Fables
Namjoshi, Suniti,
ISBN: 1875559191
Spinifex Press, North Melbourne, 1993. reprint
 Softcover Softcover. Very Good Condition/. reprint. A reworking of fairy tales from the Greek and Sanskrit. No damage to describe Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. 133 pages. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Literature & Literary; Mythology & Folk Tales; Folklore; Myths, Legends & Folklore. ISBN: 1875559191. ISBN/EAN: 9781875559190. Inventory No: 0263657. Post will be reduced to $7.90 for posting inside Australia, at the time of processing the order.. Very Good Condition
Price: 11.00 (AUD)
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The Red Thread
Jose, Nicholas,
ISBN: 1740640136
Hardie Grant Books, South Yarra, Victoria, 2001. First Edition
 Softcover Softcover. Very Good Condition/. First Edition. Colour illustrated paperback binding with gold and white coloured titles to the front panel and back strip. The story of three people, Shen – and appraiser for an auction house in Shanghai, Ruth and Australian artist, and, Han – beautiful and enigmatic who complicates Ruth and Shen's relationship. "Their lives mysteriously mirror the characters in an old book, Six Chapters of a Floating Life – a book missing its ending. Shen's search for those lost chapters moves from curiosity to desperation as he realises that the fate of the lovers depends on it." -- from rear panel blurb. Rubbing of the book edges and panels. Some marks to the text block edges. Size: Mid Sized Paperback. 254, [2] pages,. Previous bookseller's sticker to the rear panel.. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Literature & Literary; China; Myths, Legends & Folklore. ISBN: 1740640136. ISBN/EAN: 9781740640138. Inventory No: 0121017. Post will be reduced to $7.90 for posting inside Australia, at the time of processing the order.. Very Good Condition
Price: 11.00 (AUD)
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Beauty and the Beast (Miniature Books)
Lamb, Charles,
The Rodale Press, London, 1955. Edition Unstated
 Hardcover Hardcover. Good Condition/No Dust Jacket. Illustrator: Illustrated. Edition Unstated. introduction by Roland Gant. The text is illustrated with coloured black and white illustrations – Illustrator not credited. 1/4 bone coloured cloth covered boards with gilt coloured titles. 3/4 blue coloured boards with small white illustrations to the front and rear panels. A retelling of the beauty and the beast fairytale, in verse. A retelling of the beauty and the beast Softening to the back strip edges with chipping to the book corners and lower book edges. Rubbing and marks to the book panels with browning and foxing to the text block edges. Aged honing of the pages. Offset tanning to the endpapers with original bookseller's rubber stamp to the lower right hand corner of the front paste-down. Gift inscription to the top edge of the free front endpaper. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. 44 pages,. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Illustrated. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Poetry; Illustrated; Myths, Legends & Folklore. Inventory No: 0122048. Post will be reduced to $7.90 for posting inside Australia, at the time of processing the order.. Good Condition
Price: 12.00 (AUD)
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The Kalevide
Goble, Lou,
ISBN: 0553225316
Bantam Books, New York, 1982. First Edition
 Softcover Softcover. Good Condition/. First Edition. author's note. At the beginning of the text there are four pages of maps. Colour illustrated card cover (black around) with black and white coloured titles to the front panel and white coloured titles to the back strip. Yellow coloured tint to the text block edges. The Kalevide, the hero of Estonia, stands watch at the Gates of Hell on a snow-white mare. "... a tragic hero who wrestled and chained the Lord of the underworld yet could not save those who loved from destruction." -- from the rear panel blurb.This book is a modern retelling of his story. Creasing to the book corners with rubbing of the book edges and panels. Fading to the back strip. Signs the removal of a sticker to the top edge of the front panel and the pages show light browning. Size: 12mo (standard paperback). 397, [5 – which for a further titles in publishing house] pages,. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Science Fiction & Fantasy; Estonia; Myths, Legends & Folklore. ISBN: 0553225316. ISBN/EAN: 9780553225310. Inventory No: 0120455. Post will be reduced to $7.90 for posting inside Australia, at the time of processing the order.. Good Condition
Price: 10.00 (AUD)
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The Man in the Moon; Sky Tales from Many Lands
Jablow, Alta and Withers, Carl,
Holt Reinhardt and Winston, New York , Chicago , San Francisco, 1969. First Edition
 Hardcover (Original Cloth) Hardcover (Original Cloth). Very Good Condition/Good. Illustrator: Peggy Wilson. First Edition. acknowledgements, A Word about This Book and notes and comments. The text is illustrated with black-and-white illustrations, quarter page, half page and full-page, by Peggy Wilson. Illustrated cloth covered boards, illustrations by Peggy Wilson, with black colour titles to the front panel and white colour titles to the backstrip. Illustrated dustwrapper, same illustrations as the underlying board, with black coloured titles to the front panel and white coloured titles to the backstrip. A book of tales about celestial beings – the moon, the stars, the sun and even the heavens themselves from many lands. Rubbing to the book corners and bumping to the top book corners. previous owner's details to the lower right-hand corner of the free front endpaper. Rubbing to the dustwrapper edges and dustwrapper panels and some sunning to the backstrip. Across the lower backstrip edge is a gilt sticker stating "Holt Library Edition". Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. (6), VII-IX, (5), 3-131, (1) pages,. Dust Jacket price-clipped. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Peggy Wilson. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Myths, Legends & Folklore; Inventory No: 0113063. Very Good Condition
Price: 14.00 (AUD)
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The Vinland Sagas: The Norse Discovery of America: Graenlendinga Saga and Erik’s Saga (Penguin Classics)
Anonymous – Magnusson, Magnus & Palsson, Hermann – Translators,
Penguin Books, Harmondsworth, Middlesex, 1965. First Paperback Edition
 Softcover Softcover. Very Good Condition/. First Paperback Edition. introduction by the translators, list of proper names, chronological table and maps. Colour photographic paperback binding with white coloured titles to the front panel and back strip. "The two mediaeval Icelandic sagas translated in this volume tell of one of the most fascinating stories in the history of exploration – the discovery of America by Norsemen, five centuries before Christopher Columbus. In spare and vigourous prose they record Europe's first surprised glimpse of the eastern shores of the Not American continent and of the Red Indian natives who inhabited them." -- from the rear panel blurb. Minor rubbing of the book edges and panels with browning of the text block edges and pages. First edition of the work in this format and binding, and/or set or series. Size: 12mo (standard paperback). [6], 7 - 124, [4] pages,. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Myths, Legends & Folklore; History; Iceland; Early (0-1000 AD); Exploration. Inventory No: 0121980. Post will be reduced to $7.90 for posting inside Australia, at the time of processing the order.. Very Good Condition
Price: 12.00 (AUD)
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The Book Of Dede Korkut (Penguin Classics)
Not Stated – Lewis, Geoffrey – Translator,
ISBN: 0140442987
Penguin Books, Harmondsworth, Middlesex, 1974. First Edition
 Softcover Softcover. Good Condition/. First Edition. introduction by translator, map and notes. Colour illustrated paperback binding with black coloured titles to the front panel and white coloured titles to the back strip. "The Book Of Dede Korkut is a collection of 12 stories set in the heroic age of the Orguz Turks. Although reduced to their present form probably after beginning of the 13th century, the stories are much older, combining elements of pre-Islamic nomadic society with later in Islamic culture." -- from the rear panel blurb. Rubbing to the book edges and panels with light browning to the text block edges and age toning of the pages. The first few pages in the last few pages have scattered foxing. Previous owner's name to the top edge of the verso of the front cover and there is scattered foxing to the first few and last few pages of the book. There is a stains to the top half of the page to approximately page 56. First edition of the work in this format and binding, and/or set or series. Size: Small Hardcover. [9], 10 - 213, [3] pages. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Myths, Legends & Folklore; Turkey; Sociology & Culture. ISBN: 0140442987. ISBN/EAN: 9780140442984. Inventory No: 0121987. Post will be reduced to $7.90 for posting inside Australia, at the time of processing the order.. Good Condition
Price: 10.00 (AUD)
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The Dhammapada. The path of perfection. Translated from the pali... with an introduction by Juan Mascaró.
Mascaro, Juan -- translator,
ISBN: 0140442847
Penguin, Harmondsworth, Middlesex, 1984. Reprint
 Softcover Softcover. Very Good Condition/. Reprint. On the 1st page there is a stamp "blurb library do not remove". No other damage. The book is a collection of aphorisms which illustrate the Buddhist dhamma or moral system. Size: 18 cm. 96 pages. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Religion & Theology; India; Ancient (BC); Myths, Legends & Folklore. ISBN: 0140442847. ISBN/EAN: 9780140442847. Inventory No: 0266788. Post will be reduced to $7.90 for posting inside Australia, at the time of processing the order.. Very Good Condition
Price: 12.50 (AUD)
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Men and gods
Warner, Rex,
Penguin, Harmondsworth, Middlesex, 1952. Reprint
 Softcover Softcover. Good Condition/. Reprint. Chipped at the head and tail of the spine, and at the top right of the front corner, aged toning of the page edges. 1 of the author's 2 books presenting Greek myths in a modern style. This is the first Penguin edition. Size: 12mo (standard paperback). Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Literature & Literary; Greece; Myths, Legends & Folklore. Inventory No: 0266873. Post will be reduced to $7.90 for posting inside Australia, at the time of processing the order.. Good Condition
Price: 6.00 (AUD)
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The rescue – a double volume – 789
Conrad, Joseph,
Penguin, Harmondsworth, Middlesex, 1950. Reprint
 Softcover Softcover. Good Condition/. Reprint. Head and tail of spine reinforced with sticky tape, sticky tape marks on the front and rear end pages, foxing on the rear panel, aged toning of the page edges. Internally clean. This is the first Penguin edition. Size: 12mo (standard paperback). Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Literature & Literary; Greece; Myths, Legends & Folklore. Inventory No: 0266874. Post will be reduced to $7.90 for posting inside Australia, at the time of processing the order.. Good Condition
Price: 10.00 (AUD)
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Revelations of Divine Love
Julian of Norwich,
ISBN: 0140441778
Penguin, Harmondsworth, Middlesex, 1973. Reprint
 Softcover Softcover. Good Condition/. Reprint. Previous owner's name on the inside of the front cover, traces of foxing to the inside of both front and rear covers and end pages, age darkening of the page edges. Previous bookseller's price on the front panel, and there is a mark on the rear panel – please refer to attached image. This book is an account of the 16 visions which appeared to mother Julian (1342-1416) Eric Luce who lived at Norwich in the 14th century together with her meditations on these mystical experiences. Size: 12mo (standard paperback). Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Religion & Theology; Myths, Legends & Folklore. ISBN: 0140441778. ISBN/EAN: 9780140441772. Inventory No: 0266906. Post will be reduced to $7.90 for posting inside Australia, at the time of processing the order.. Good Condition
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Aboriginal Myths: Tales of the Dreamtime
Reed, A. W.,
ISBN: 0589500171
Reed, Frenchs Forest, 1984. Reprint
 Softcover Softcover. Very Good Condition/. Reprint. introduction by author. Colour photographic paperback binding with black, yellow and white coloured titles to the front panel and white coloured titles to the back strip. A small book on some of the Australian Aboriginal myths of the Dreamtime. Rubbing to the book panels and a faint reading crease to the backstrip. Fading to the backstrip. Uniform tanning of the text block edges with small stains to the front text edge. Size: 12mo (standard paperback). [6], 7 - 142, [1] pages. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Myths, Legends & Folklore; Australia; Indigenous Cultures. ISBN: 0589500171. ISBN/EAN: 9780589500177. Inventory No: 0123581. Post will be reduced to $7.90 for posting inside Australia, at the time of processing the order.. Very Good Condition
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Legends and Myths of Greece and Rome (The Heritage of Literature Series)
McGrady, S. H. -- Editor,
Logmans, Green and Co, Ltd, London, 1939. Reprint
 Hardcover (Original Cloth) Hardcover (Original Cloth). Very Good/No Dust Jacket. Illustrator: T. H. Robinson. Reprint. Introduction by editor, acknowledgements. Black-and-white illustrated frontispiece and at the beginning of each small section a headpiece by T. H. Robinson. Red coloured cloth covered boards with self embossed illustration (of series logo) to the front panel and gilt coloured titles to the back strip. In this book various legends and myths of ancient Rome and Greece are are retold, either in poetry or prose by various authors. Contributors include Matthew Arnold (poetry) Thomas Bulfinch, E. B. Browning (poetry) and Professor Gilbert Murray – a play. Softening and rubbing of the back strip edges with rubbing of the book corners and lower book edges. Rubbing of the panels and either side of the back strip. Age toning of the text book edges and pages with scattered foxing to the top text block edge. Offset tanning and foxing to the endpages and original owner's name to the top right hand corner of the three front page. Size: Small Octavo. 191, [1] pages,. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: T. H. Robinson. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Myths, Legends & Folklore; Ancient (BC); Inventory No: 0124121. Post will be reduced to $7.90 for posting inside Australia, at the time of processing the order.. Very Good
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Myths and Legends of the South Seas (Hamlyn all-colour paperbacks; history & mythology)
Poignant, Roslyn,
ISBN: 060000130X
Sun Books, Melbourne, 1970. reprint
 Softcover Softcover. Very Good Condition/. reprint. a nice clean copy with no damage and no annotation. The mythology of Polynesia, Melanesia and Micronesia illustrated with line drawings in colour stop Size: 12mo (standard paperback). 160 pages. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Myths, Legends & Folklore; Mythology; Pacific; ISBN: 060000130X. ISBN/EAN: 9780600001300. Inventory No: 0260824. Post will be reduced to $7.90 for posting inside Australia, at the time of processing the order.. Very Good Condition
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Encyclopedia of Themes and Subjects in Painting. Mythological, Biblical, Historical, Literary, Allegorical, and Topical
Daniel, Howard,
ISBN: 0810920417
Abrams, New York, 1971. Reprint
 Softcover Softcover. Very Good Condition/. Illustrator: various. Reprint. Clean copy, suggestion of grubbing to the corners of the soft other binding, illustrated with both black and white part and page photographs & number of colour plates. Arranged alphabetically. There is a list of illustrations at the rear of the book. The largest part of this book comprises a dictionary of the most common recurring subjects to be found in European painting from the early Renaissance to the mid 19th century. Approximately 300 entries are illustrated by paintings by about 150 artists. – From the introduction by John Berger Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. 252 pages. Previous owner's name at the top of the 1st page, browning of the page edges, no other damage.. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: various. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Art & Design; Myths, Legends & Folklore. ISBN: 0810920417. ISBN/EAN: 9780810920415. Inventory No: 0273253. Very Good Condition
Price: 16.50 (AUD)
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Smearing the Ghost’s Face with Ink: A Chinese Anthology
Van Over, Raymond – Editor,
ISBN: 0330237365
Picador, London, 1982. Reprint
 Softcover Softcover. Good Condition/. Reprint. Acknowledgements, Dynasties and Periods of Chinese Literature, introduction by editor and selected bibliography. Illustrated paperback binding with red and black coloured titles to the front panel and black coloured titles to the back strip. "Folktales, fables, stories of love morality, of the fantastic and the supernatural, here selected from the finest writers of a Chinese literary tradition which stretches back over 2500 years." -- from rear panel blurb. Creasing to the book corners with reading creases of the back strip. Rubbing of the book edges and panels with browning of the text block edges and pages. Previous owner's name to the top edge of the half title page. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. 238, [2] pages,. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Myths, Legends & Folklore; China; Literature & Literary. ISBN: 0330237365. ISBN/EAN: 9780330237369. Inventory No: 0122180. Post will be reduced to $7.90 for posting inside Australia, at the time of processing the order.. Good Condition
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NARN I CHIN HURIN ( the Tale of The Children of Húrin)
Tolkien, J. R. R. Edited By Christopher Tolkien,
ISBN: 0007246226
HarperCollins Publishers, London, 2007. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Near Fine Condition/Near Fine. Illustrator: Alan Lee. First Edition. 600 g; 320 pages, + double fold foldout map showing Beleriand, the text is illustrated with full-page colour plates, and grey wash part page drawings, appendix, maps, list of names in the book and genealogical charts. Colour illustrated dustwrapper. No damage to detail. Publication page shows " I " as the printing. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Alan Lee. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Science Fiction & Fantasy; Myths, Legends & Folklore. ISBN: 0007246226. ISBN/EAN: 9780007246229. Inventory No: 0266391. Near Fine Condition
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The Legend of Maitreya
Alder, William,
New World Youth Publishing, Boulder, Colorado, No date. Edition Unstated
 Softcover (Saddle-stapled) Softcover (Saddle-stapled). Very Good Condition/. Illustrator: Photographic and Illustrations. Edition Unstated. Introduction by author. The text is illustrated with black-and-white reproductions of photographs and illustrations – the reproductions of the illustrations is quite poor. Illustrated paperback binding, with a purple coloured background with black coloured titles to the front panel. A legend of the Introduction by author. The text is illustrated with black-and-white reproductions of photographs and illustrations – the reproductions of the illustrations is quite poor. Illustrated paperback binding, with a purple coloured background with black coloured titles to the front panel. A legend of the Buddhist bodhisattva Maitreya, The Buddha of the future, who will appear on Earth, then achieve complete enlightenment and teach the world pure dharma. According to the author this myth has been handed down in esoteric circles for many years and has its beginning in Atlantis. Rubbing of the book edges and panels with some fading of the spine region of the book. As already noted the reproductions of the illustrations within the text and on the front panel are not great. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. 16 pages,. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Photographic and Illustrations. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Religion & Theology; Myths, Legends & Folklore. Inventory No: 0124847. Post will be reduced to $7.90 for posting inside Australia, at the time of processing the order.. Very Good Condition
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The Quest of the Holy Grail (Penguin Classics)
Matarasso, P. M. – Translator,
ISBN: 0140442200
Penguin Books, Harmondsworth, Middlesex, 1986. Reprint
 Softcover Softcover. Good Condition/. Reprint. Acknowledgements, introduction by translator and notes. Colour illustrated paperback binding with white coloured titles to the front panel and back strip. In this book the underlying theme is not a romance, but of spiritual fable. For, as the rear panel blurb states " ... The Quest is an absorbing and radiant allegory of Mann's equally perilous search for the grace of God." Creasing of the book corners with rubbing of the book edges and panels. There is a crease that runs the full length of the front panel, closest to the back strip. Age toning of the text book edges and pages and the rear panel shows quite a nasty abrasion – please see photograph. The top right hand corner of the half title page has been clipped and there is a black marker splotch to the same area. Size: 12mo (standard paperback). 304 pages,. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Myths, Legends & Folklore; Medieval 10th to 15thc; Religion & Theology. ISBN: 0140442200. ISBN/EAN: 9780140442205. Inventory No: 0125037. Post will be reduced to $7.90 for posting inside Australia, at the time of processing the order.. Good Condition
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The Fairy Tales of Charles Perrault (Penguin Classics)
Perrault, Charles (Brereton, Geoffrey – Translator),
Penguin Books, Harmondsworth, Middlesex, 1957. First Edition
 Softcover Softcover. Good Condition/. First Edition. Introduction by translator. At the beginning of each small tale is a black and white woodcut illustrations. Illustrated paperback binding with black coloured titles to the front panel and back strip. The original source of some of the world's most famous fairytales – Little Red Riding Hood, The Sleeping Beauty and Bluebeard – for example, lay at the pen of the 17th-century Frenchman, Charles Perrault. Who, like the Grimm brothers in Germany a century later, collected fairytales and folklore from France and put them in to a book form. New translation by Geoffrey Brereton. Rubbing of the book edges and panels with a little sunning of the back strip. Uniform tanning of text block edges and pages. The book has been stored improperly, and is quite buckled and "bumped". First edition of the work in this format and binding, and/or set or series. Size: 12mo (standard paperback). [8], IX - XLI, 3] 3 - 113, [5 – of which two are further pages of titles from the publishing house] pages,. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Myths, Legends & Folklore; France; 17th-century; Inventory No: 0125084. Post will be reduced to $7.90 for posting inside Australia, at the time of processing the order.. Good Condition
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Metamorphoses
Ovid ( Publius Ovidius Naso ),
ISBN: 0253200016
Indiana University Press, Bloomington, Indiana, 1983. Reprint
 Softcover Softcover. Very Good Condition/. Reprint. translated By Rolfe Humphries. Second-hand copy with no damage, no underlining. Includes the Poems the Loves & The Heroines, Of the Art of Love, the Cure of Love, & on Make up. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. XIV, 401 pages. please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Myths, Legends & Folklore; Ancient (BC); Poetry. ISBN: 0253200016. ISBN/EAN: 9780253200013. Inventory No: 0272448. Very Good Condition
Price: 15.00 (AUD)
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exploring superstitions
Palmer, Geoffrey & Lloyd, Noel,
Odhams Books, London, 1967. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Good. Illustrator: Sylvia & Cyril Deakins. First Edition. dust jacket rubbed with light chipping across top and bottom edges, internally clean, and free of damage. The authors have delved far into the past to discover the meanings behind many of the superstitions that are found such a hold on so many people, and have found some very odd, interesting, and comical reasons. Delightful little black-and-white drawings throughout the book. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. 96 pages. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Sylvia & Cyril Deakins. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Myths, Legends & Folklore; superstitions; Sociology & Culture. Inventory No: 0273620. Post will be reduced to $7.90 for posting inside Australia, at the time of processing the order.. Very Good Condition
Price: 14.00 (AUD)
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Temple of the Stars
Trench, Brinsley Le Poer,
ISBN: 0006336132
Fontana, London, 1973. reprint
 Softcover Softcover. Very Good Condition/No Dust Jacket. Illustrator: photographic. reprint. Here, a well-known writer on extra terrestrial phenomena once again shows his remarkable ability to link together ancient history and the more recent past. First softcover edition. Size: 12mo (standard paperback). 224 pages, including further reading list and index.. A very clean secondhand copy, with no damage apart from age toning of the page edges. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: photographic. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Myths, Legends & Folklore; UFOs; ISBN: 0006336132. ISBN/EAN: 9780006336136. Inventory No: 0246437. Post will be reduced to $7.90 for posting inside Australia, at the time of processing the order.. Very Good Condition
Price: 8.00 (AUD)
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Star Trek in Myth and Legend
Richards, Thomas,
ISBN: 0752807994
Orion, London, 1997. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Very Good. First Edition. Apart from the gift of note from mum at the top of the first page, there is no damage to describe. This book is the first literary and cultural review of the series and comprises four chapters the first being called "contact and conflict" which shows how a specific or literary tradition science-fiction lead to Star Trek, the second chapter is called "character and identity which deals with the social history of the Federation and how it was developed to reflect the actual world history, the third chapter "story, myth and legend" reviews the structure of the stories and reviews how Star Trek treats the classic anthropological situation the first contact with other cultures. The final chapter looks at how Star Trek appealed to the sense of "religion" by using specific literary formsa for narrating tales of wonders, marvels and miracles. – Paraphrasing the dust jacket blurb Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Science Fiction & Fantasy; Myths, Legends & Folklore. ISBN: 0752807994. ISBN/EAN: 9780752807997. Inventory No: 0274064. Very Good Condition
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The Race
Repchuk, Caroline,
ISBN: 1921098074
E2 Imprint of Hardie Grant Egmont, Prahran, Victoria, 2006. First Edition
 Softcover Softcover. Very Good Condition/. Illustrator: Alison Jay. First Edition. The text is illustrated with full-colour drawings by Alison Jay, who also drew the book panel illustrations. Black and red coloured titles to the front panel black coloured titles to the backstrip. A retake and revamp of Aesop's fable "The Hare and the Tortoise". Creasing of corners with little rubbing of the book edges and panels. Full Number Line. Size: Landscape Octavo. Not paginated [28 pages].. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Alison Jay. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Children; Illustration; Myths, Legends & Folklore. ISBN: 1921098074. ISBN/EAN: 9781921098079. Inventory No: 0125699. Post will be reduced to $7.90 for posting inside Australia, at the time of processing the order.. Very Good Condition
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The Messianic Legacy
Baigent, Michael & Leigh, Richard & Lincoln, Henry
ISBN: 0552131822
Corgi, Great Britain, 1987. 
 Paperback Paperback. Good/. . 500 pages. Edgewear and minor creasing to covers. Lightly tanned pages. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Myths, Legends & Folklore; Religion & Theology. ISBN: 0552131822. ISBN/EAN: 9780552131827. Inventory No: 11010646. Good
Price: 6.00 (AUD)
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Long Ago : Stories of the Australian Aborigines
Cox, Peter (Selected)
ISBN: 1875638024
Antipodes Design, Australia, 1991. First Edition
 Paperback Paperback. Very Good/. First Edition. Small surface tear on front cover. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Myths, Legends & Folklore; ISBN: 1875638024. ISBN/EAN: 9781875638024. Inventory No: 15100095. Very Good
Price: 9.00 (AUD)
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Mythology of the British Isles
Ashe, Geoffrey
ISBN: 0413629902
Methuen, Great Britain, 1990. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Fine/Very Good. First Edition. 304 pages. Boards have no wear, rubbing or soiling. Spine has slight fading. Dust jacket has light creasing. Dust jacket is unclipped. Pages are clean and unmarked and in excellent condition. This book is planned on the pattern of Robert Graves's "Greek Myths" and "Hebrew Myths". Each section deals with its topic first as presented in legend or story-telling or speculation. Then a commentary discusses the sources, the facts, the underlying ideas, the rehandling in subsequent writing. The time-span of the survey extends from prehistory to the 9th century AD. Geoffrey Ashe has also written "King Arthur's Avalon - The Story of Glastonbury", "Avalonian Quest" and "The Ancient Wisdom". Quantity Available: 1. Category: Myths, Legends & Folklore; ISBN: 0413629902. ISBN/EAN: 9780413629906. Inventory No: 16050010. Fine
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Camelot and the Vision of Albion
Ashe, Geoffrey
Book Club Associates, Great Britain, 1975. Book Club Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Near Fine/Very Good Condition. Book Club Edition. 233 pages. Boards have no wear, rubbing or soiling. Dust jacket has superficial rubbing. Edges of dust jacket have superficial wear. Pages are lightly tanned. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Myths, Legends & Folklore; Inventory No: 16050016. Near Fine
Price: 18.00 (AUD)
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Stories and Legends from Filipino Folklore
Coronel, Maria Delia
University of Santo Tomas, Philippines, 1976. Reprint
 Softcover Softcover. Good/. Reprint. 255 pages. Covers have no creasing. Edges of covers have moderate wear. Spine has moderate reading creases. Pages are reasonably tanned. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Myths, Legends & Folklore; Inventory No: 15070197. Good
Price: 60.00 (AUD)
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Folk Tales from China: Fourth Series
Author Not Stated,
Foreign Languages Press, Peking, 1958. 
 Hardcover Hardcover. Good/No Dust Jacket. Illustrator: Sha Keng-Shih. . 137 pages. Covers have moderate rubbing/wear and slight soiling. Edges of boards have moderate wear. Spine has minor lean. No dust jacket with this book. Pages are lightly tanned. Illustrator: Sha Keng-Shih. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Myths, Legends & Folklore; Inventory No: 17030012. Good
Price: 10.00 (AUD)
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The Great Treasury of Australian Folklore : Two Centuries of Tales, Epics, Ballads, Myths and Legends
MacDougall, A. K. (compiled)
ISBN: 186503682X
Five Mile Press, Australia, 1994. Reprint
 Trade Paperback Trade Paperback. Near Fine/. Reprint. 414 pages. Minor edgewear to covers. This title contains tales of Spanish galleons, convicts, cannibalism, stories of shipwreck survivors, lost children, black trackers, and bushrangers as well as feats of daring and endurance in the unforgiving outback. Australia's rugged history is evoked in this anthology of tales. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Myths, Legends & Folklore; Australiana; ISBN: 186503682X. ISBN/EAN: 9781865036823. Inventory No: 11050948. Near Fine
Price: 18.00 (AUD)
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Classic Folk Tales from Around the World
Nye, Robert (edited)
ISBN: 1858913306
Random House, Great Britain, 1996. 
 Trade Paperback Trade Paperback. Good/. . 605 pages. Covers have moderate creasing. Edges of covers have moderate wear. Spine has moderate reading creases. Pages are reasonably tanned. This collection, in a series of value-for-mo ney classic short story anthologies, contains over 250 folkt ales from around the world, from Cinderella to the creation myths of Pacific islanders. ' Quantity Available: 1. Category: Myths, Legends & Folklore; ISBN: 1858913306. ISBN/EAN: 9781858913308. Inventory No: 16060043. Good
Price: 13.00 (AUD)
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Greek Island Mythology
Dowrick, Stephanie
ISBN: 0450018865
New English Library, Great Britain, 1974. 
 Paperback Paperback. Good/. . 123 pages. Covers have light creasing and superficial rubbing/wear. Edges of covers have moderate wear. Spine has moderate reading creases. Pages are considerably tanned. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Myths, Legends & Folklore; ISBN: 0450018865. ISBN/EAN: 9780450018862. Inventory No: 17010190. Good
Price: 5.00 (AUD)
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