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King Arthur: Hero and Legend
Barber, Richard
ISBN: 0851154190
Boydell Press, UK, 1986. 
 Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Very Good. . Size: Large 8vo ( 9 to 11 inches). Binding tight. ISBN: 0851154190. ISBN/EAN: 9780851154190. Very Good Condition
Price: 15.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 28879  Bookseller: Shiny Owl Books
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The Ingoldsby Legends of Mirth and Marvels
Thomas Ingoldsby,
Heinemann, UK, 1920. Later Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Good Condition/No Dust Jacket. Illustrator: Arthur Rackham. Later Edition. Hinges tender , rear few pages virtually free of the binding. Tipped in plates in generally excellent order with tissue guards present. A few plates have small creases to lower corners. All appears complete. Brown boards bit soiled and worn Size: 4to Quarto (11 to 13 inches). Sporadic foxing within, text mostly clean. Illustrator: Arthur Rackham. Good Condition
Price: 50.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 27707  Bookseller: Shiny Owl Books
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Green Willow and Other Japanese Fairy Tales
James, Grace
ISBN: 0333273907
MacMillan, UK, 1979. 
 Hardcover Hardcover. Good Condition/Good. Illustrator: Warwick Goble. . Size: 8vo Octavo (8 to 9 inches). Binding tight. Dulled and worn jacket. Moderate marks and wear to boards. Illustrator: Warwick Goble. ISBN: 0333273907. ISBN/EAN: 9780333273906. Good Condition
Price: 16.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 27638  Bookseller: Shiny Owl Books
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The Greek Myths (2 volume set)
Graves, Robert
Folio Society, UK, 2005. 
 Hardcover (in Slipcase) Hardcover (in Slipcase). Very Good Condition/No Dust Jacket. Illustrator: Graham Baker. . Size: Large 8vo ( 9 to 11 inches). Illustrator: Graham Baker. Very Good Condition
Price: 25.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 27599  Bookseller: Shiny Owl Books
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Scandinavian Folk & Fairy Tales
Various,
ISBN: 0517436205
Avenel, USA, 1984. 
 Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Very Good. . Size: Large 8vo ( 9 to 11 inches). Binding tight. Mild Uniform Browning. Minor marks/wear to boards, jacket, page edges. ISBN: 0517436205. ISBN/EAN: 9780517436202. Very Good Condition
Price: 20.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 27538  Bookseller: Shiny Owl Books
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African Fireside Tales : Part 1 : Xhosa, Matabele, Batswana
Savory, Phyllis
ISBN: 0869782118
Howard Timmins, South Africa, 1982. 
 Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Good. . Size: Large 8vo ( 9 to 11 inches). Light foxing/browning to front/rear pages, text pages clean. Jacket lightly sun-faded to spine. Minor marks/wear to boards, jacket, page edges. ISBN: 0869782118. ISBN/EAN: 9780869782118. Very Good Condition
Price: 22.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 27537  Bookseller: Shiny Owl Books
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The Sterling Land: The Facts Behind the Lost Dutchman Mine
Conatser, Estee
Ram Publishing Co, USA, 1972. 
 Softcover Softcover. Very Good Condition/. . Size: 8vo Octavo (8 to 9 inches). Binding tight. Edges lightly browned/foxed. Minor creasing, rubbing and edgewear to covers. ** LIGHT BOOK - Postage will be reduced by 25% after order is placed ** Very Good Condition
Price: 12.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 26974  Bookseller: Shiny Owl Books
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Legends of Vancouver
Johnson, E. Pauline
McClelland and Stewart Publishers, Canada, 1926. 
 Hardcover Hardcover. Good Condition/Good. . Third Printing. Size: 12mo (7 to 7.5 inches). Binding tight. Sporadic foxing within, text mostly clean. Minor edgewear and rubbing to jacket. Gift Dedication, neat to early pages. Deckled edges (rough cut), browned /foxed. Bumping to board corners and minor wear to boards. Good Condition
Price: 20.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 26963  Bookseller: Shiny Owl Books
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Stories of Famous Lost Treasures
Burke, Edmund
Arthur Barker, UK, 1964. 
 Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Good. Illustrator: Edward Pagram. . Size: 8vo Octavo (8 to 9 inches). Binding tight. Dust Jacket worn at edges, small open tears. Minor marks/wear to boards and page edges. Illustrator: Edward Pagram. Very Good Condition
Price: 15.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 26964  Bookseller: Shiny Owl Books
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Aboriginal Mythology: An A-Z spanning the history of aboriginal mythology from the earliest legends to the present day
Nyoongah, Mudrooroo
ISBN: 1855383063
Thorsons, UK, 1994. 
 Softcover Softcover. Very Good Condition/. . Creasing to back cover and rear few pages Size: Large 8vo ( 9 to 11 inches). Minor marks and wear to book. ISBN: 1855383063. ISBN/EAN: 9781855383067. ** LIGHT BOOK - Postage will be reduced by 25% after order is placed ** Very Good Condition
Price: 15.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 26354  Bookseller: Shiny Owl Books
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English Fairy Tales
Jacobs, Joseph
Frederick Muller, UK, 1967. 
 Hardcover Hardcover. Good Condition/No Dust Jacket. Illustrator: John D. Batten. . Size: 12mo (7 to 7.5 inches). Binding very good. Prior owner's signature in ink. Edges slightly browned/foxed. Moderate marks and wear to boards. Illustrator: John D. Batten. Good Condition
Price: 18.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 26322  Bookseller: Shiny Owl Books
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Where the Leopard Passes: A Book of African Folk Tales
Elliot, Geraldine
ISBN: 0710013272
Routledge & Kegan Paul, UK, 1971. 
 Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Very Good. Illustrator: Sheila Hawkins. . Size: 8vo Octavo (8 to 9 inches). Binding tight, covers & spine fully intact. Light foxing/browning to front/rear pages, text pages clean. Jacket lightly sun-faded to spine and soiled/foxed. Price-clipped. Edges lightly browned/foxed. Minor marks & wear to boards and jacket. Illustrator: Sheila Hawkins. ISBN: 0710013272. ISBN/EAN: 9780710013279. Very Good Condition
Price: 20.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 25697  Bookseller: Shiny Owl Books
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The Greek Myths (2 Volume Box Set)
Graves, Robert,
Folio Society, UK, 2003. 
 Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good Condition/No Dust Jacket. . Minor rubbing to boards and spine. Slipcase worn at edges Size: Large 8vo ( 9 to 11 inches). Binding tight, covers & spine fully intact. Edges lightly browned/foxed. Very Good Condition
Price: 25.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 25397  Bookseller: Shiny Owl Books
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The Greek Myths (2 Volume Box Set)
Graves, Robert,
Folio Society, UK, 2007. 
 Hardcover Hardcover. Fine Condition/No Dust Jacket. . Slight damage to board corners. Minor wear to slipcase. Size: Large 8vo ( 9 to 11 inches). Lovely clean solidly bound copy. Fine Condition
Price: 30.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 25201  Bookseller: Shiny Owl Books
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Dreamtime: The Aboriginal Heritage
Roberts, Melva Jean
ISBN: 072701496X
Rigby, Australia, 1981. 
 Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Good. Illustrator: Ainslie Roberts. . Scrattling and edgewear to jacket. Minor marks and edgewear to boards. Size: Folio (13 to 23 inches). Binding tight, covers & spine fully intact. Light foxing/browning to front/rear pages, text pages clean. Prior owner's inscription in ink, neat. Edges lightly browned/foxed. Illustrator: Ainslie Roberts. ISBN: 072701496X. ISBN/EAN: 9780727014962. Very Good Condition
Price: 28.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 24997  Bookseller: Shiny Owl Books
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The Spindle Imp: and other tales of Maya myth and folk lore
Sims Malkus, Alida
Harcourt Brace, USA, 1931. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Fair Condition/No Dust Jacket. Illustrator: Erick Berry. First Edition. Spine faded and discoloured. Soiling, staining, edgewear to boards. Light foxing throughout, text mostly clean. Bumping to board corners. water damage to early pages. Size: 8vo Octavo (8 to 9 inches). Text body clean and un-marked. Binding tight, covers & spine fully intact. Deckled edges (rough cut), browned /foxed. Small brown marks from adhesive tape on front and rear endpapers. Illustrator: Erick Berry. Fair Condition
Price: 60.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 23069  Bookseller: Shiny Owl Books
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The Sleeping Beauty and other fairy tales
Retold by Sir Arthur Quiller-Couch,
ISBN: 0340286237
Hodder & Stoughton, UK, 1983. 
 Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good Condition/No Dust Jacket. Illustrator: Edmund Dulac. . Edgewear and minor marks and wear to covers. Slight fading around edges of endpapers. All tissue guards in place and in good order Size: Large 8vo ( 9 to 11 inches). Text body clean and un-marked. Binding tight, covers & spine fully intact, but spine slightly cocked. Light foxing / browning to front/rear pages, text pages clean. Edges moderately browned/foxed. Illustrator: Edmund Dulac. ISBN: 0340286237. ISBN/EAN: 9780340286234. Very Good Condition
Price: 48.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 22825  Bookseller: Shiny Owl Books
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Noah’s Ark and the Ziusudra Epic: Sumerian Origins of the Flood Myth
M. Best, Robert
ISBN: 0966784014
Enil Press, USA, 1999. 
 Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good Condition/No Dust Jacket. . Bumping to board corners. Size: Large 8vo ( 9 to 11 inches). Text body clean and un-marked. Binding tight, covers & spine fully intact, but spine slightly cocked. Edges very slightly spotted or marked. Minor edgewear to boards. ISBN: 0966784014. ISBN/EAN: 9780966784015. Very Good Condition
Price: 28.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 21413  Bookseller: Shiny Owl Books
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Room’s Classical Dictionary: The Origins of the Names of Characters in Classical Mythology
Room, Adrian
ISBN: 0710092628
Routledge & Kegan Paul, UK, 1983. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Fine Condition/Fine. First Edition. Size: Large 8vo ( 9 to 11 inches). ISBN: 0710092628. ISBN/EAN: 9780710092625. Fine Condition
Price: 20.90 (AUD)
Book Number: 19950  Bookseller: Shiny Owl Books
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Dreamtime. The Aboriginal Heritage
Roberts, Melva Jean,
ISBN: 072701496X
Rigby, Australia, 1981. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good Condition/. Illustrator: Ainslie Roberts. First Edition. Size: 4to Quarto (11 to 13 inches). Lovely clean solidly bound copy. Light foxing to front/rear pages, text pages clean. Dust Jacket is sun-faded to and around spine. Illustrator: Ainslie Roberts. ISBN: 072701496X. ISBN/EAN: 9780727014962. Very Good Condition
Price: 29.90 (AUD)
Book Number: 19334  Bookseller: Shiny Owl Books
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Legends of the Dreamtime
Roberts & Charles P. Mountford, Ainslie
ISBN: 0727000063
Rigby, Australia, 1986. 
 Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Very Good. Illustrator: Ainslie Roberts. . Gift dedication, covered with black marker. Size: Large 8vo ( 9 to 11 inches). Binding tight, covers & spine fully intact. Light foxing to front/rear pages, text pages clean. Dust Jacket has light scratches and edgewear. Edges very slightly spotted or marked. Illustrator: Ainslie Roberts. ISBN: 0727000063. ISBN/EAN: 9780727000064. Very Good Condition
Price: 20.90 (AUD)
Book Number: 19173  Bookseller: Shiny Owl Books
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The Romance of King Arthur And His Knights Of The Round Table : Abridged from Malory’s Morte D’Arthur
Pollard (Malory), Alfred W.
ISBN: 0333260112
MacMillan, London, 1979. Facsimile Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Very Good. Illustrator: Arthur Rackham. Facsimile Edition. Size: 8vo Octavo (8 to 9 inches). Text body is clean and un-marked. Lovely clean solidly bound copy. Dust Jacket worn at edges, small chips and tears, with some light soiling, light scratches with minor spotting inside. Minor edgewear to boards. Illustrator: Arthur Rackham. ISBN: 0333260112. ISBN/EAN: 9780333260111. Very Good Condition
Price: 25.90 (AUD)
Book Number: 18374  Bookseller: Shiny Owl Books
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Frank The Poet: The Life and Works of Francis MacNamara Studies In Australian Folklore No.1
Meredith, Whalan, John, Rex
ISBN: 0959649069
Red Rooster Press, Victoria, 1979. Edition Unstated
 Softcover Softcover. Good Condition/. Edition Unstated. Signed by Author. Whenever two or more Australians discuss folksongs the talk inevitably turns before long to convict songs & convict days &, before much longer, to the mysterious 'Frank The Poet'. For mare than a century tradition has held him to have been the true author or composer of Moreton Bay, The Convicts Tour to Hell & other fragments of song & verse so evocative of our beginnings..." - Russel Ward University of New England Card Covers. Size: 180mm - 250mm. 71 pages. Covers have some shelf-wear, creasing, a few marks and bumping to corners. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Myths, Legends & Folklore; Australia; Signed by Author. ISBN: 0959649069. ISBN/EAN: 9780959649062. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 18280. Good Condition
Price: 28.13 (AUD)
Book Number: 18280  Bookseller: Bong Bong Books
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Furphies: Fact Or Fantasy In Australian History
Docker, Edward Wybergh
ISBN: 0646393006
Hampton Press, Australia, 2000. First Edition
 Softcover Softcover. Good Condition/. First Edition. "Furphy", was the brand name of a watercart that assisted farmers in a time of drought. Later, they were used to supply water to troops waitng to go overseas in WW 1. These drivers gave the troops the "news" and it was very often unsubsantantiated, at the very least and often proved to be totally wrong. Hence the name, "Furphy" became associated with the urban myth. Trade Paperback. Size: 180mm - 250mm. 293 pages. Covers have some shelf-wear and bumping to corners. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Myths, Legends & Folklore; Australia; ISBN: 0646393006. ISBN/EAN: 9780646393001. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 18149. Good Condition
Price: 18.75 (AUD)
Book Number: 18149  Bookseller: Bong Bong Books
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The Silver Bough: Canongate Classics 24
McNeill, F. Marian
Canongate, Scotland, . As Stated In The Title
 Softcover Softcover. Good Condition/. As Stated In The Title. Publisher Marketing: "This book, the first & most popular of four volumes is a marvellous and indispensible treasury of Scottish folklore and folk belief from the world of Celtic magic, gods and fairies, to the prophesies of the Brahan seer, second sight, witchcraft, earth magic, selkies, changelings and a host of traditional spells and cures. The Silver Bough involved many years of research into both living and recorded folklore, and remains a classic of literature. "Biographical Note: Florence Marian McNeill was born and brought up in an Orkney manse, where her father kept up many of the old customs. After graduating from Glasgow university, she travelled widely, visiting Greece, Egypt and Palestine amongst other places, working in London as part of the suffragette movement and later as a freelance journalist. Her only novel, "The Road Home" (1932) was loosely based on her years in London and Glasgow. She settled in Edinburgh in 1926. A lifelong interests in traditional Scottish lore first found expression in "The Scottish Kitchen" (1929), and later "The Scots Cellar" (1956), well loved books of old recipes and convivial customs. Trade Paperback. Size: 180mm - 250mm. 242 pages. Scattered foxing, but text mostly clean. DJ has some shelf-wear as well as some bumping to corners and extremities. Previous owner's inscription in ink. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Myths, Legends & Folklore; Scotland; Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 18189. Good Condition
Price: 25.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 18189  Bookseller: Bong Bong Books
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Who Was The Man From Snowy River: A Hundred Year Old Mystery
Locker, Neville (Compiler)
Self published, Australia, 2003. Edition Unstated
 Softcover Softcover. Good Condition/. Edition Unstated. Taken from summary at the end of the booklet: "Our claim that Charlie McKeahnie was the inspiration for Banjo Patterson's ballad is based on primary documentary evidence. His sister Lem McKeahnie's letter, Barcroft Boake's ballad "On The Range". And secondary evidence through contemporary newspaper cuttings. Furthermore, the detailed time-line shows that on the basis of probability Charlie McKeahnie is the only claimant who fills all the necessary criteria..." Stapled Paper Covers. Size: 180mm - 250mm. Item Type: Ephemera. Covers have some shelf-wear and bumping to corners. Unpaginated. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 250 grams. Category: Myths, Legends & Folklore; Australia; 19th century; Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 18314. Good Condition
Price: 18.75 (AUD)
Book Number: 18314  Bookseller: Bong Bong Books
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Native American Mythology
Bryant, Page
ISBN: 1855380285
Thorsons, London, 1991. Edition Unstated
 Softcover Softcover. Good Condition/. Illustrator: Scott Guynup. Edition Unstated. Publisher Marketing: An A-to-Z reference guide to all aspects of American Indian culture, spiritual beliefs, religious practices, and lore, with biographical details of major personalities and a foreword by Sun Bear, the great Chippewa Medicine Man. Trade Paperback. Size: 180mm - 250mm. 174 pages. Covers have some shelf wear and bumping to corners. Illustrator: Scott Guynup. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Myths, Legends & Folklore; United States; Indigenous Cultures. ISBN: 1855380285. ISBN/EAN: 9781855380288. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 16942. Good Condition
Price: 4.38 (AUD)
Book Number: 16942  Bookseller: Bong Bong Books
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A Starting Point : A Thematic Approach To Australian Folklore
Sedunary, Leo
Hargreen Publishing, Australia, 1979. Edition Unstated
 Softcover Softcover. Fair Condition/. Illustrator: Winsome Spiller. Edition Unstated. "...Unfortunately, much of our Australian folklore has lost its former prominence, & faces the prospect of being neglected in the wake of modern literature. While current thematic material serves a valuable purpose in addressing itself to changing problems & patterns of society, our Australian folklore has produced a unique heritage which should never be forgotten." Size: 240mm-310mm. 92 pages. Covers have some shelf wear, a few marks & some creases. Illustrator: Winsome Spiller. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Myths, Legends & Folklore; Australia; Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 15011. Fair Condition
Price: 31.25 (AUD)
Book Number: 15011  Bookseller: Bong Bong Books
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A Test of Time: The Bible From Myth to History - Volume 1
David, Rohl
ISBN: 0099416565
Arrow, London, 1995. Edition Unstated
 Softcover Softcover. Good Condition/. Edition Unstated. Publisher Marketing: It has long been believed that the great historical events described in the Old Testament were mythological; the accepted chronology of the region does not tally with archaeological discoveries. Through a revision of the master chronology of the ancient world, David Rohl attempts to prove that the events of the Bible really did happen as recorded in the Books of Genesis, Exodus, Judges, Samuel, Kings and Chronicles. Mass Market Paperback. Size: 4.3 x 1.5 x 7 inches. 591 pages. Spine has a reading crease. Covers have some shelf wear, some creasing and bumping to corners. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Myths, Legends & Folklore; Politics & Social Sciences; Archaeology; General; Religion & Theology. ISBN: 0099416565. ISBN/EAN: 9780099416562. Dewey Code: 220.93. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 17029. Good Condition
Price: 5.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 17029  Bookseller: Bong Bong Books
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Sacred Hunger : The Vampire In Myth And Reality
Belanger, Michelle
ISBN: 1411654218
Dark Moon, United States, 2005. Edition Unstated
 Softcover Softcover. Good Condition/. Edition Unstated. Publisher Marketing: "Author Michelle Belanger has fascinated and informed readers about the vampire in folklore, fiction, and fact since the early 90s. Now enjoy all of Michelle's major essays on this fascinating topic, collected for the first time in one volume. Find out why author Bram Stoker wrote about vampires -- and what real-life psychic vampire inspired the figure of Dracula. Learn about the history and development of the modern community of real vampires. Explore the allure of the vampire in modern culture, and meet members of the vampire underground who have made this potent archetype a fundamental part of their lives ..." Trade Paperback. Size: 180mm - 250mm. 142 pages. Covers have some shelf-wear and bumping to corners. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 500 grams. Category: Myths, Legends & Folklore; ISBN: 1411654218. ISBN/EAN: 9781411654211. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 16617. Good Condition
Price: 62.50 (AUD)
Book Number: 16617  Bookseller: Bong Bong Books
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Mysticism and Logic
Russell, Bertrand
Unwin Books, London, 1963. Edition Unstated
 Softcover Softcover. Good Condition/. Edition Unstated. The title-essay of this collection suggests Bertrand Russell's lifelong preoccupation; the disentanglement, with ever-increasing precision, of what is objective or capable of logical demonstration. 1st page is missing. Size: 140mm-180mm. 167 pages. Spine is cocked and has some reading creases. Covers have some foxing. Edges browned slightly. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 500 grams. Category: Myths, Legends & Folklore; Philosophy. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 15220. Good Condition
Price: 5.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 15220  Bookseller: Bong Bong Books
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Mayan Dream Walk Literate Shamanism in the Yucatan
Luxton; Balam, Richard; Pablo
ISBN: 0091448212
Rider & Company, London, 1981. Edition Unstated
 Softcover Softcover. Good Condition/. Edition Unstated. "Mayan Dream Walk is the story of Mayan hieroglyphic writing remembered & interpreted by a contemporary Mayan Indian, don Pablo Balam, working with a young Anglo-Peruvian writer, Richard Luxton." Trade Paperback. Size: 180mm - 250mm. 247 pages. Old price label on front cover. Edges very slightly spotted or marked. Covers have some shelf wear & bumping to corners. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Myths, Legends & Folklore; South America; ISBN: 0091448212. ISBN/EAN: 9780091448219. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 14363. Good Condition
Price: 27.50 (AUD)
Book Number: 14363  Bookseller: Bong Bong Books
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Greatest Mysteries of the Modern World
Pinkney, John
The Five Mile Press, Victoria, 2007. Edition Unstated
 Softcover Softcover. Good Condition/. Edition Unstated. "The 21st century confronts us with mysteries neither science nor logic can explain. In this compelling book John Pinkney investigates the most tantalising of these true stories..." Trade Paperback. Size: 180mm - 250mm. 350 pages. Spine has some reading creases. Covers have some shelf-wear. 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: 13881. Good Condition
Price: 12.50 (AUD)
Book Number: 13881  Bookseller: Bong Bong Books
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Myths of the Sacred Tree : Including Myths From : Africa, Native America, China, Sumeria, Russia, India, Greece, Scandinavia, Europe, South America, Arabia
Caldecott, Moya
ISBN: 0892814144
Destiny Books, United States, 1993. Edition Unstated
 Softcover (Stiff Boards) Softcover (Stiff Boards). Good Condition/. Illustrator: Toorchen, Anthea. Edition Unstated. Essential to life on earth since the beginning of time, trees hold a special place in our collective consciousness : rooted in the earth, reaching skyward, nourished by the elements, & enlivened by the sap running through their veins, they provide a living metaphor for what it means to be human. Two old price labels on rear cover. Size: 180mm - 250mm. 214 pages. Covers have some shelf wear. Illustrator: Toorchen, Anthea. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Myths, Legends & Folklore; New Age & Alternative. ISBN: 0892814144. ISBN/EAN: 9780892814145. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 13548. Good Condition
Price: 15.63 (AUD)
Book Number: 13548  Bookseller: Bong Bong Books
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Legends of Cairngorms
Gray, Affleck
ISBN: 1851580670
Mainstream, Edinburgh, 1987. Edition Unstated
 Softcover Softcover. Good Condition/. Edition Unstated. Previous owner has written an inscription on the inside of the front cover. Covers have some creasing and shelf wear Size: 190mm-240mm. 265 pages. Covers have a few creases & some shelf wear. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Myths, Legends & Folklore; Scotland; ISBN: 1851580670. ISBN/EAN: 9781851580675. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 11654. Good Condition
Price: 15.63 (AUD)
Book Number: 11654  Bookseller: Bong Bong Books
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Perturbed Spirits : Book 20.
Bull (Editor), R C
Arthur Barker, London, 1958. Edition Unstated
 Softcover Softcover. Fair/. Edition Unstated. Ghost stories collected & edited by R. C. Bull. There is a tear about 20mm long at the top of cover adjacent to spine. Covers have some shelf wear. Previous owners name on first title page. Mass Market Paperback. Size: 140mm-180mm. 191 pages. Covers have some shelf wear, some marking and a few creases. 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: 003141. Fair
Price: 5.63 (AUD)
Book Number: 003141  Bookseller: Bong Bong Books
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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. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Myths, Legends & Folklore; Ireland; ISBN: 1865083372. ISBN/EAN: 9781865083377. Inventory No: 0271658. Very Good Condition
Price: 16.50 (AUD)
Book Number: 0271658  Bookseller: Syber's Books
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The Myths of Greece and Rome -- Their Stories Signification and Origin
Guerber, H. A.,
George G. Harrap, London, 1934. First Edition
 Hardcover (Original Cloth) Hardcover (Original Cloth). Very Good Condition/No Dust Jacket. 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. Foxing to the top edge of the text block, otherwise clean and bright. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Various. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Myths, Legends & Folklore; Inventory No: 0271985. Very Good Condition
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The thousand and one nights – the hunchback Sindbad And Other tales
Dawood, N. J. – Translator,
Penguin, Harmondsworth, Middlesex, 1954. Reprint
 Softcover Softcover. Very Good Condition/. Reprint. In an Internet where many people say "amazingly clean,", this is actually a copy that if it were printed in 1954 has survived much better than the writer of this description who was born in 1955. There is no damage to describe, no annotations, not even reading creases. Slight darkening of the page edges. First Penguin Publication. Size: 12mo (standard paperback). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Myths, Legends & Folklore; Science Fiction & Fantasy. Inventory No: 0271911. This book is light, and postage will be reduced to $7.80 for shipment within Australia. . Very Good Condition
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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. Illustrator: no Indication. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Myths, Legends & Folklore; Scandinavia; Inventory No: 0271793. Good Condition (ex-library)
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The Romans: Their Gods and Their Beliefs (Echoes of the Ancient World)
Lyttelton, Margaret and Forman, Werner,
ISBN: 0856134732
Orbis Publishing Limited, London, 1984. First Edition
 Hardcover (1/4 Cloth 3/4 Boards) Hardcover (1/4 Cloth 3/4 Boards). Very Good Condition/No Dust Jacket. Illustrator: Photographic. First Edition. Acknowledgements, suggestions for further reading and index. Butter coloured and pages. The text is illustrated with copious colour photography. 1/4 black coloured cloth covered back strip with gilt coloured titles. 3/4 colour photographic laminated boards with red coloured titles to the front panel. Unlike most books that deal with the ancient Roman gods, this book is not just a listing of the gods themselves, but, also how these gods and belief systems worked on a daily, cultural and societal basis. A little rubbing of the book corners, back strip corners and to the book panels themselves. Size: 4to 9¾" - 12" tall. [6], 7 - 128 pages,. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Photographic. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Myths, Legends & Folklore; Sociology and Culture; Roman; Ancient (BC); Religion & Theology. ISBN: 0856134732. ISBN/EAN: 9780856134739. Inventory No: 0124726. Very Good Condition
Price: 16.50 (AUD)
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New Larousse Encyclopaedia of Mythology
Not Stated,
ISBN: 0600023508
Hamlyn, London, 1973. Reprint
 Softcover (Illustrated) Softcover (Illustrated). Very Good Condition/No Dust Jacket. Illustrator: Photographic and Illustrations. Reprint. Introduction by Robert Graves, acknowledgements and index. Black-and-white photographic endpages. The text is illustrated with copious colour and black-and-white photographs and illustrations. Colour illustrated paperback binding with brown and red coloured titles to the front panel and back strip. Title says it all; mythology from across all cultures and all times. First published in 1959 and this is 6th impression of the new edition of 1968. Size: Folio (over 12" tall ). [4], V - XI, [2], 2 - 500 pages,. a clean secondhand copy, no damage to detail apart from age toning of the page edges and reading creases on the spine. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Photographic and Illustrations. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Myths, Legends & Folklore; ISBN: 0600023508. ISBN/EAN: 9780600023500. Inventory No: 0271581. 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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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 stop 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. Illustrator: the author. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Myths, Legends & Folklore; Borneo; children. Inventory No: 0271438. Very Good Condition
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The Golden Bough; A Study in Magic and Religion Abridged Edition
Frazer, James George Sir,
ISBN: 0333096290
Macmillan, London, 1974. Reprint
 Softcover Softcover. Very Good Condition/. Reprint. Draws on myths, rituals, totems and taboos from ancient European and primitive cultures throughout the world was abridged by the authour into this single volume in 1922. – paraphrasing the rear panel blurb. The book is secondhand. On the top edge of the text block there is 1/2 circle brown mark, which does not penetrate into the top margin at all. The book is otherwise clean, without any annotation, a lovely copy. Abridged edition. Size: 12mo (standard paperback). XXXIV, 907 pages. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Myths, Legends & Folklore; Religion & Theology. ISBN: 0333096290. ISBN/EAN: 9780333096291. Inventory No: 0271176. Very Good Condition
Price: 16.50 (AUD)
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The Encyclopedia of Mythology – classical Celtic Norse
Cotterell, Arthur,
ISBN: 1859671640
Lorenz Books, London, 1996. Reprint
 Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Very Good. Reprint. 256 pp, index. Maps, colour, and black and white illustrations. Illustrated dustwrapper matching the illustrated boards. Arranged in typical encyclopaedia form, this book makes a good introduction to the myths of the three most significant ancient cultures in Europe. the original bookshophad covered the book and protected it with clear plastic which they then struck down with a sticky tape, and unfortunately the sticky tape has aged and left an imprint on the front and rear end pages. There is no other damage to describe. Size: 4to 9¾" - 12" tall. please refer to accompanying picture (s) Quantity Available: 1. Category: Myths, Legends & Folklore; ISBN: 1859671640. ISBN/EAN: 9781859671641. Inventory No: 0271152. 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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New Larousse Encyclopaedia of Mythology
Not Stated,
ISBN: 0600023508
Hamlyn, London, 1973. Reprint
 Softcover (Illustrated) Softcover (Illustrated). Good Condition/No Dust Jacket. Illustrator: Photographic and Illustrations. Reprint. Introduction by Robert Graves, acknowledgements and index. Black-and-white photographic endpages. The text is illustrated with copious colour and black-and-white photographs and illustrations. Colour illustrated paperback binding with brown and red coloured titles to the front panel and back strip. Title says it all; mythology from across all cultures and all times. First published in 1959 and this is 6th impression of the new edition of 1968. A little creasing of the book corners with rubbing of the book edges and panels. Reading creases to the back strip with fading also present. Uniform tanning of the text block edges along with a few marks. Size: Folio (over 12" tall ). [4], V - XI, [2], 2 - 500 pages,. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Photographic and Illustrations. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Myths, Legends & Folklore; ISBN: 0600023508. ISBN/EAN: 9780600023500. Inventory No: 0124358. This book weighs over 1 Kg packed and extra postal costs will be asked for when shipping outside Australia.. Good Condition
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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
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The Arabian Nights: A Selection, for the Most Part From Lane’s Translation
Scheherazade,
Oxford Standard Authors, London, 1939. Reprint
 Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Good. Reprint. The dust jacket is rubbed, discoloured with age, and has short tears at the fold overs and top and bottom of the spine. Previous owner's name stamp, and a gift notation on the front end page, foxing mark to the right-hand side of the front edge of the pages. Internally clean. Illustrated with 46 black-and-white drawings by A. B. Houghton and others Top edge of text block tinted blue. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Dust Jacket price-clipped. please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Myths, Legends & Folklore; Literature & Literary. Inventory No: 0270156. 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. This book is light, and postage will be reduced to $7.80 for shipment within Australia. . Very Good
Price: 12.00 (AUD)
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At the Table of the Grail: No One Who Sets Forth on the Grail Quest Remains Unchanged
Matthews, John – Editor,
ISBN: 1842930354
Watkins Publishing, London, 2002. First Edition
 Softcover (Photographic) Softcover (Photographic). Very Good Condition/. First Edition. Notes on contributors, Introduction: The Grail in All the Worlds by editor and index. Photographic paperback binding with gold and red coloured titles to the front panel and gold coloured titles to the back strip. Colour photograph of author to the rear panel. The story of the Grail, come to be identified with the cup used by Jesus at the Last Supper, has been inspiration from mediaeval times to the present. "... There are many stories of the Grail and many interpretations. In this stimulating collection of essays, distinguished writers from different ages show how themes from Eastern and Western traditions meet in the different versions of the Quest, and are rich in insights for us all.'' -- from rear panel blurb. A little creasing of the book corners read increases to the back script. There is a triangular crease to the top right-hand corner of the front panel. Rubbing of the edges and panels with age toning to the text block edge with scattered fine foxing. Remnants of original price ticket can be seen to the top right-hand corner of the verso of the rear panel and there are a few fine foxing spots to the first few and last few pages of book. Size: Trade Paperback. [7], VIII - XVIII, [3], 4 - 340 pages,. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Myths, Legends & Folklore; ISBN: 1842930354. ISBN/EAN: 9781842930359. Inventory No: 0123914. Very Good Condition
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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 owners 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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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
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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 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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Traditional Fairy Tales: Classic Bedtime Stories
Various,
ISBN: 0867888318
Rushfield Books, Knoxfield, Victoria, 1994. First Edition
 Hardcover (Laminated Boards) Hardcover (Laminated Boards). Very Good Condition/Very Good. Illustrator: Annie-Claude Martin. First Edition. Light blue coloured end pages. The text is illustrated with quarter page, half page and full page full colour drawings by Annie-Claude Martin. Colour illustrated laminated boards with black coloured titles to the front panel and back strip. Colour illustrated dustwrapper, the same as for underlying boards, with black coloured titles to the front panel and back strip. A retelling of traditional fairy tales for young people at bedtime. Light rubbing of the book corners and back strip edges. A hint of rubbing to the dustwrapper edges and panels. This is the first Australian edition. Size: Square Quarto. 400 pages,. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Annie-Claude Martin. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Myths, Legends & Folklore; Children. ISBN: 0867888318. ISBN/EAN: 9780867888317. Inventory No: 0123661. 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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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. This book is light, and postage will be reduced to $7.80 for shipment within Australia. . Very Good Condition
Price: 14.00 (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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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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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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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
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Tales from the Aborigines
Harney, W. E. ( Bill ),
Robert Hale, London, 1967. Reprint
 Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Very Good. Reprint. The dust jacket has a trace foxing to the right-hand side of the rear panel. And to the fold over flaps. There is on the first page previous owner's bookplate . there is no other damage. The book is illustrated with a central section of black-and-white plates and is completed with a section of poetry and, Some Sayings of Aboriginal Philosophy. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Dust Jacket price-clipped. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Myths, Legends & Folklore; Aboriginal; Australia; Ancient (BC); Anthropology. Inventory No: 0267573. Very Good Condition
Price: 16.50 (AUD)
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Australian Legendary Tales
Parker, Mrs. K. Langloh,
ISBN: 0207942145
Angus & Robertson, Sydney, 1973. Reprint
 Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Very Good. Illustrator: Elizabeth Durack. Reprint. 600 g; XVI, 240 pages, includes appendices, glossary, bibliography, and illustrated throughout with black-and-white line drawings, and a couple of ochre and white line drawings. Original colour illustrated dust jacket. "This new Australian edition, a selection made by H. Drake-Brockman from Mrs Langloh Parker's five published volumes, is a book to appeal to all who are interested in aboriginal ways of life and thought." The top of the spine section of the dust wrapper has a little bit of rubbing and 1/4 inch tear, and, on the half title page, is the previous owners bookplate. There is no other damage. A bright clean copy. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Elizabeth Durack. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Myths, Legends & Folklore; Aboriginal -- Australia; Indigenous Cultures. ISBN: 0207942145. ISBN/EAN: 9780207942143. Inventory No: 0267562. Very Good Condition
Price: 22.00 (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 (Illustrated) Softcover (Illustrated). 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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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. This book is light, and postage will be reduced to $7.80 for shipment within Australia. . Very Good Condition
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Grimm’s Fairy Tales by the Brothers Grimm
Grimm, Jacob 1785-1863 & Grimm, Wilhelm 1786-1859 ,
ISBN: 0448409410
Grosset & Dunlap Publishers, New York, 1978. Reprint
 Hardcover (Laminated Illustrated Boards) Hardcover (Laminated Illustrated Boards). Very Good Condition/Very Good. Illustrator: Fritz Kredel. Reprint. All edges tinted brown, but faded on top edge, no other damage to the book; the clear clear plastic wrapper has a tear on the front panel, held with sticky tape. No other damage. Translated by Mrs. E. V. Lucas, Lucy Crane and Marian Edwardes. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. [12], 366 pages. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Fritz Kredel. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Myths, Legends & Folklore; Children. ISBN: 0448409410. ISBN/EAN: 9780448409412. Inventory No: 0267233. Very Good Condition
Price: 33.00 (AUD)
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Fairies
Young, Leonie,
ISBN: 1863023887
Weldon Kids, Sydney, 1994. First Edition
 Hardcover (Laminated Illustrated Boards) Hardcover (Laminated Illustrated Boards). Very Good Condition/No Dust Jacket. Illustrator: Bernard Rosa and Janine Fuller. First Edition. Lovely clean copy, no damage. Illustrated with full page colour plates (obviously taken with a telescopic lens to get the incredible detail). Size: 4to 9¾" - 12" tall. [32] pages. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Bernard Rosa and Janine Fuller. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Myths, Legends & Folklore; Photography. ISBN: 1863023887. ISBN/EAN: 9781863023887. Inventory No: 0267204. Very Good Condition
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
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The New Secret Language of Dreams: The Illustrated Key to Understanding the Mysteries of the Unconscious
Fontana, David,
ISBN: 1844836959
Duncan Baird Publishers, London, 2008. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Very Good. Illustrator: photographs & drawings. First Edition. Dreams can be vivid, poetic, surreal, erotic, haunting, even disturbing - but if we look more closely at their mysterious symbols and imaginative logic, they can provide us with privileged glimpses into the secret corners of our unconscious minds. "The New Secret Language of Dreams" takes a fresh approach to dreaming, with a wealth of real-life examples and illuminating guidance on how to tease out the underlying symbolism and logic of dreams. the dust jacket is interesting in that it has a textured rear panel, and the front panel as part texture and part iridescent. No damage to describe of the book – the dustjacket has a small tear top of the spine. The author Professor David Fontana is a fellow of the British psychological Society. Full number line. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. 1176 pages. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: photographs & drawings. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Myths, Legends & Folklore; Dream Interpretation; Psychology & Psychiatry. ISBN: 1844836959. ISBN/EAN: 9781844836956. Inventory No: 0267097. Very Good Condition
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Fairy Island: An Enchanted Tour of the Homes of the Little Folk
Martin, Laura & Martin, Cameron,
ISBN: 1579124550
Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers, New York, 2005. First Edition
 Hardcover (Laminated Illustrated Boards) Hardcover (Laminated Illustrated Boards). Very Good Condition/No Dust Jacket. Illustrator: photographs. First Edition. during the author's grandmother's life, she lived on a small remote island,, and during the last few years of her life, found tiny perfect houses that she felt could only be built by fairies. This is a reproduction of the scrapbook where she had skilfully documented along with general interest photographs and drawings all that she had found. end pages illustrated with a map, the book illustrated with photographs Full number line. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: photographs. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Myths, Legends & Folklore; Science Fiction & Fantasy. ISBN: 1579124550. ISBN/EAN: 9781579124557. Inventory No: 0267096. Very Good Condition
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Abbey Lubbers, Banshees & Boggarts: An Illustrated Encyclopaedia of Fairies
Briggs, Katherine,
ISBN: 0394508068
Pantheon Books, New York, 1979. First Edition
 Hardcover (1/4 Cloth 3/4 Boards) Hardcover (1/4 Cloth 3/4 Boards). Very Good Condition/Very Good. Illustrator: Yvonne Gilbert . First Edition. introduction by author and bibliography. The text is illustrated with black-and-white drawings by Yvonne Gilbert. 1/4 beige coloured cloth covered back strip with dark red coloured titles. 3/4 light beige coloured boards with dark bread embossed coloured titles to the front panel. Illustrated dustwrapper with dark red coloured titles to the front panel and back strip. Black and white photograph of the author to the rear fold over panel. This book is a shortened form of the author's "A Dictionary of Fairies". Arranged alphabetically, you will find all of the major myths, fairies, Imps etc., from England, Scotland, Ireland, Wales, with anecdotes. Minor rubbing to the back strip corners and book corners with some age toning of the text block edges. Some brown stains to the top text block edge along with a pink remainder stripe. Rubbing of the dustwrapper edges and panels with some sunning to the panels. This is the first USA edition. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. [8], 9 - 158, [3] pages,. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Yvonne Gilbert . Quantity Available: 1. Category: Myths, Legends & Folklore; ISBN: 0394508068. ISBN/EAN: 9780394508061. Inventory No: 0122445. Very Good Condition
Price: 22.00 (AUD)
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Great Australian Urban Legends
Evans, Eamon,
ISBN: 1922213772
Affirm Press, South Melbourne, Victoria, 2015. First Edition
 Softcover (Photographic) Softcover (Photographic). Very Good Condition/. Illustrator: Illustrated. First Edition. Colour photographic paperback binding with white and yellow coloured titles to the front panel and black and white coloured titles to the back strip. The text is illustrated with the odd black-and-white illustration. Black-and-white photograph of the author to the free front endpaper. "In Great Australian Urban Legends, Eamon Evans presents myths, misconceptions and bear-face lies about real people and real places down under." -- from the rear panel blurb. Minor rubbing of the book corners with age toning of the text block edges. Size: Trade Paperback. 264 pages,. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Illustrated. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Myths, Legends & Folklore; Urban Legends; Australia; Humour. ISBN: 1922213772. ISBN/EAN: 9781922213778. Inventory No: 0122394. 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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Tales from the Arabian nights
Burton, Sir Richard Francis – translator,
ISBN: 1435143906
Fall River Press, NY, 2012. Reprint
 Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Very Good. Reprint. The book is in suitable condition for giving as a gift. Second impression. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. X, 662 pages showing no damage to the book, and no damage to the dust jacket.. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Myths, Legends & Folklore; Literature & Literary. ISBN: 1435143906. ISBN/EAN: 9781435143906. Inventory No: 0266754. Very Good Condition
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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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Smearing the Ghost’s Face with Ink: A Chinese Anthology
Van Over, Raymond – Editor,
ISBN: 0330237365
Picador, London, 1982. Reprint
 Softcover (Illustrated) Softcover (Illustrated). 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. This book is light, and postage will be reduced to $7.80 for shipment within Australia. . Good Condition
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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
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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 (Illustrated) Softcover (Illustrated). 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. This book is light, and postage will be reduced to $7.80 for shipment within Australia. . Good Condition
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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 (Illustrated) Softcover (Illustrated). 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. This book is light, and postage will be reduced to $7.80 for shipment within Australia. . Very Good Condition
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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 owners 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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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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Science Of Mythology. Essays On The Myth Of The Divine Child And The Mysteries Of Eleusis Translated by R F C Hull
Jung, C. G. & Kerenyi, Carl,
ISBN: 0415267420
Routledge, UK, 1985. Reprint
 Softcover Softcover. Very Good Condition/. Reprint. A clean copy showing no damage, illustrated with black-and-white frontispiece, and containing a bibliography and index. Illustrated cover with attached flaps. An appreciation of mythology is crucial to Jung's understanding of the human mind. In this book he collaborated with a noted classical scholar to establish mythology central importance to modern psychology Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Myths, Legends & Folklore; Psychology & Psychiatry. ISBN: 0415267420. ISBN/EAN: 9780415267427. Inventory No: 0265990. Very Good Condition
Price: 22.00 (AUD)
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Siva’s Warriors: The Basava Purana of Palkuriki Somanatha (Princeton Library of Asian Translations)
Somanatha, Palkuriki (Rao, Velcheru Narayana – Translator),
ISBN: 0691055912
Princeton University Press, New Jersey, 1990. First Edition
 Hardcover (1/4 Cloth 3/4 Boards) Hardcover (1/4 Cloth 3/4 Boards). Very Good Condition/Good. First Edition. acknowledgements, list of abbreviations, Guide to pronunciation, introduction by the translator, summary of the text, notes, bibliography and index of names. At the beginning of the text there is a black-and-white photograph showing an image of Kannappa. 1/4 brown coloured cloth covered back strip with gilt coloured titles. 3/4 phase coloured boards. Black and white photographic dustwrapper with ochre coloured titles to the front panel and back strip. "Here is the first translation into English of the Basava Purana, a fascinating collection of tales that sums up and characterizes one of the most important and most radical religious groups of South India. The ideas of the Virasaivas, or militant Saivas, are represented in those tales by an intriguing mix of outrageous excess and traditional conservatism. Written in Telugu in the thirteenth century, the Basava Purana is an anthology of legends of Virasaivas saints and a hagiography of Basavesvara, the twelfth-century Virasaiva leader. This translation makes accessible a completely new perspective on this significant religious group. Although Telugu is one of the major cultural traditions of India, with a classical literature reaching back to the eleventh century, until now there has been no translation or exposition of any of the Telugu Virasaiva works in English. The introduction orients the reader to the text and helps in an understanding of the poet's point of view. The author of the Basava Purana, Palkuriki Somanatha, is revered as a saint by Virasaivas in Andhra and Karnataka. His books are regarded as sacred texts, and he is also considered to be a major poet in Telugu and Kannada." -- from the front fold over panel blurb. Rubbing to the back strip corners and book corners. Some age toning of the text block edges and there is a black remainder stripe to the lower text edge. Rubbing and creasing of the dustwrapper edges and rubbing of the panels. Handling marks rubbing marks, stains and the remains of a sticker can be seen to the dustwrapper – please see photograph. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. [7], VIII - XVIII, 3], 4 - 321, [1] pages,. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Myths, Legends & Folklore; India; Poetry. ISBN: 0691055912. ISBN/EAN: 9780691055916. Inventory No: 0121642. Very Good Condition
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The Willow Pattern Story
Drummond, Allan,
ISBN: 1558584137
North-South Books, New York / London, 1992. First Edition
 Softcover (Illustrated) Softcover (Illustrated). Very Good Condition/. Illustrator: Allan Drummond. First Edition. Illustrated endpapers and the text have all been executed by Allan Drummond. Illustrated paperback binding with black coloured titles to the front panel and back strip. The Willow Pattern has been printed on plates, platters and cups for over two centuries. What most people do not realise is the pattern tells a haunting tale. A telling of the tale of the lovers Koong-se and Chang, and the punishment they endured. Creasing to the book corners with rubbing of the book edges and panels. Some sunning to the back panel. Size: Landscape Octavo. Not paginated [32 pages].. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Allan Drummond. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Myths, Legends & Folklore; China; ISBN: 1558584137. ISBN/EAN: 9781558584136. Inventory No: 0121594. This book is light, and postage will be reduced to $7.80 for shipment within Australia. . Very Good Condition
Price: 12.00 (AUD)
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The Complete Dictionary Of Symbols In Myth, Art & Literature
Tresidder, Jack – General Editor,
ISBN: 1844830136
Duncan Baird Publishers, London, 2004. First Edition
 Softcover (with Flaps) Softcover (with Flaps). Very Good Condition/. Illustrator: Illustrated. First Edition. foreword by Jack Tresidder, How This Book Is Organised, acknowledgements and bibliography, index of themes, index of supplementary words. The text is illustrated with small black-and-white, or, purple coloured illustrations. Illustrated paperback binding with white coloured titles to the front panel and back strip. "The Complete Dictionary of Symbols is an accessible guide to more than 2000 major themes, figures and symbols that are most commonly encountered in imagery from ancient times to the present day." -- from front fold over panel. Listed offer vertically. Rubbing to the book edges, and, most particularly to the book panels. This is the first Trade edition of the book. Size: Trade Paperback. [5], 6 - 544 pages,. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Illustrated. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Myths, Legends & Folklore; Literature & Literary. ISBN: 1844830136. ISBN/EAN: 9781844830138. Inventory No: 0121276. 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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The Fall of the Nibelungs
Not Stated (Armour, Margaret – Translator),
J. M. Dent & Sons Ltd & E. P. Dutton, London / New York, 1913. Reprint
 Hardcover (Original Cloth) Hardcover (Original Cloth). Good Condition/No Dust Jacket. Reprint. introduction by Margaret Armour. Illustrated endpapers – being an Art Nouveau design in pale green. Blue coloured cloth covered boards with self embossed publisher's logo to the front panel with gilt coloured titles and design to the back strip. Purple coloured tint to the top textblock edge. An English prose edition of the epic German mediaeval poem. Softening of the back strip edges with rubbing of the book corners, backstrip corners and lower book edges. The tint on the top text edge has become a little faded and staying with light browning of the text block edges and age toning of the pages. Offset tanning to the endpapers. Size: Small Hardcover. [6], VII - XVIII, [1], 2 - 235, [1] pages,. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Myths, Legends & Folklore; Germany; Inventory No: 0121187. This book is light, and postage will be reduced to $7.80 for shipment within Australia. . Good Condition
Price: 16.50 (AUD)
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The Greek Myths (Two Volumes) (Penguin Classics)
Graves, Robert,
Penguin Books, Middlesex, England, 1955. Reprint
 Softcover Softcover. Good/. Reprint. Volume 1: -- V, 6-370 pages, then 12 pages following further publications from Penguin Books, introduction by author and map of the Greek world. Volume 2: -- V, 6-412 pages, four pages following further publications from Penguin Books, index and then a foldout map showing sites mentioned within the text. Both books have a brown and white coloured covers with black and brown titles to the front panel and black titles to the backstrip. Black and white photograph of author to the rear panel of the books. The classic work on Greek mythology by Robert Graves, in two volumes. Both books show rubbing and creasing to the book corners and rubbing to the book edges. Both books have become slightly browned and there is Browning of the back strip. Browning to the text block edges and pages. The lower right hand corner of Volume 1 has become a little creased and chipped. There is a small, 0.25 ", spit to the lower corner of the front spine gutter – please see photograph. Size: 12mo (standard paperback). Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Myths, Legends & Folklore; Greece; Ancient (BC); Inventory No: 0121169. Good
Price: 22.00 (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
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Sartor Resartus & On Heroes – Worship and the Heroic in History (Everyman’s Library)
Carlyle, Thomas,
J. M. Dent and Sons Ltd. / E. P. Dutton & Co Inc, London and New York, 1911. Reprint
 Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good Condition/No Dust Jacket. Reprint. introduction by William Henry Hudson and index. Illustrated endpapers – showing an art nouveau design in a pale green – please see photograph. Brick coloured cloth coloured cloth covered boards with self embossed decoration to the front panel and gilt coloured titles and decoration to the back strip. Dark blue coloured tint to the top text block edge. Two works from this author – the first being the author's reading throughout his life and the whyfor of so; and, his classic Heroes and heroic worship throughout history. Everyman's Library. Softening of the back strip with a little rubbing of the book corners. Some flecking along the front fore edges with light age toning of the text block edges and pages and a few foxing spots to the text block edge. Offset tanning and a couple of stains to the first few pages of the book. Previous owner's name to the top edge of the free front endpaper. Size: 12mo (standard paperback). [6], VII - X, 474, [2] pages,. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Myths, Legends & Folklore; History. Inventory No: 0120804. This book is light, and postage will be reduced to $7.80 for shipment within Australia. . Very Good Condition
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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
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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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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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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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A Small Town Is a World: The ’Rabbi Stories"
Kossoff, David,
ISBN: 0860510573
Robson Books in association with Hutchinson Australia, London, 1979. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Good. Illustrator: David Kossoff. First Edition. Illustrated endpapers and the drawings within the text have all being executed by the author. Brown coloured boards with gilt coloured titles to the backstrip. Photographic / illustrated dustwrapper (wraparound) with yellow and white coloured titles to the front panel and black and olive coloured titles to the backstrip. In the 50 years from the turn-of-the-century (20th)there are rich sources of folk humour, and from these sources are the great stories of the Yiddish writers. Deceptively simple they describe the vein, the poor, the proud, the eccentric, the honest etc, and the author has created a fictional town - Klaneshtetl - and its rabbi, Mark, to bring these tales to life again, for, as the title suggests – a small town is a world! Softening to the backstrip edges with rubbing to the book corners and lower book edges. Age toning of the textblock edges and lighter age toning of pages. A few marks to the front and paper and previous owner's initials and date to the lower right hand corner of the free front end paper. A little creasing to the dustwrapper edges and there is a full-length crease to the front fold over panel. A small tear to the lower edge of the rear panel. This is the first Australian edition. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. 188 pages,. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: David Kossoff. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Myths, Legends & Folklore; Judaica; Humour. ISBN: 0860510573. ISBN/EAN: 9780860510574. Inventory No: 0119993. Very Good Condition
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African Mythology
Parrinder, Geoffrey,
Paul Hamlyn, London, 1957. Reprint
 Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Very Good. Illustrator: Photographic. Reprint. 800 g; 141 pages,, indexed, with a further reading list, illustrated end pages, 27 colour plates, over 100 and illustrations in black and white, colour illustrated dust jacket. Slight fading of the colour of the top edge of the boards, Tear to top left of front panel, chipping of the top edge of the rear panel of the jacket. Otherwise in very good order. This book concerns itself with the major southern part of the African continent. Size: 4to 9¾" - 12" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Photographic. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Myths, Legends & Folklore; Africa; Anthropology. Inventory No: 0262128. Very Good Condition
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Spain (Myths and Legends Series)
Spence, Lewis,
ISBN: 185170017X
Bracken Books, London, 1986. Facsimile Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Very Good. Illustrator: Otway Mccannell. Facsimile Edition. 408 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: Otway Mccannell. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Myths, Legends & Folklore; Spain; ISBN: 185170017X. ISBN/EAN: 9781851700172. Inventory No: 0261886. 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. We are happy to provide pictures of this book on request 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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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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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 (Illustrated) Softcover (Illustrated). 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
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The Wise Men of Chelm
Tenenbaum, Samuel,
Collier-Macmillan Ltd, London, 1969. First Edition
 Softcover (Illustrated) Softcover (Illustrated). Good Condition/. Illustrator: Zevi Blum. First Edition. preface by author. The text is illustrated with black-and-white drawings by Zevi Blum, also drew the illustration for the front panel. Yellow and black coloured titles to the front panel and black and white coloured titles to the backstrip. A series of folktales celebrating the misadventures of the townsfolk of the mythological shtetl of Chelm. Creasing to the book corners with reading creases to the backstrip. Two half creases to the front panels with a small chip to the top right hand corner of the backstrip. Age toning of the textblock edges and pages. Original bookseller's stamp to the top left hand corner of the verso of the front panel. First edition of the work in this format and binding, and/or set or series. Size: 12mo (standard paperback). 191, [1] pages,. Previous bookseller's sticker to the rear panel.. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Zevi Blum. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Myths, Legends & Folklore; Judaica; Inventory No: 0119413. This book is light, and postage will be reduced to $7.80 for shipment within Australia. . Good Condition
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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
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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
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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 $7.80 for posting inside Australia, at the time of processing the order.. Very Good Condition
Price: 11.00 (AUD)
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The Prague Golem – Jewish stories of the ghetto
Various Authors,
ISBN: 3934774466
Vitalis, Prague, Czechoslovakia, 2002. Edition Unstated
 Softcover Softcover. Very Good Condition/. Illustrator: drawings. Edition Unstated. translated by Sonia Maresova, the book has stories of how the Jews came to Bohemia, the creation of the Golem et cetera taken from books dating 1843 – 1926. The illustrated dustjacket bears Hebrew writing on the fold over flaps. There is no damage to describe of the book, or the soft cover binding. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. 64 pages. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: drawings. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Myths, Legends & Folklore; Judaica; Czechoslovakia; Medieval 10th to 15thc; Sociology & Culture. ISBN: 3934774466. ISBN/EAN: 9783934774469. Inventory No: 0260683. Post will be reduced to $7.80 for posting inside Australia, at the time of processing the order.. Very Good Condition
Price: 11.00 (AUD)
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Prince Prigio & Prince Ricardo (The Children’s Illustrated Classics)
Lang, Andrew,
J. M. Dent and Sons Ltd. / E. P. Dutton & Co Inc, London . New York, 1961. First Edition
 Hardcover (Illustrated Boards) Hardcover (Illustrated Boards). Very Good Condition/Good. Illustrator: D. J. Watkins-Pitchford. First Edition. introduction by Roger Lancelyn Green, list of illustrations and preface by author. Illustrated endpapers showing Dragon / ghost illustrations reproduced multiple times. Colour illustrated frontispiece, with another three coloured plates within the text and numerous black and white line drawings by D. J. Watkins-Pitchford. Beige coloured cloth covered boards with an imprint of the Dragon / ghost illustration of the endpapers, (please see photographs) with blue embossed coloured titles to the front panel and backstrip. Colour illustrated dustwrapper, being a reproduction of the frontispiece, with black and white coloured titles to the front panel and backstrip. Prince Prigio & Prince Ricardo were first published in 1889 and 1893 respectively and tell the tale of princes and princesses and happily ever after. Softening of the backstrip edges with rubbing of the book corners and lower book edges. Age toning of the textblock edges. Creasing of the dustwrapper edges with rubbing of the panels with a little funding of the backstrip. There is the remains of a sticker to the backstrip. First edition of the work in this format and binding, and/or set or series. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. [6], VII - XVII, [3], 3-171, [1] pages,. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: D. J. Watkins-Pitchford. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Myths, Legends & Folklore; illustrated; Children. Inventory No: 0119227. Very Good Condition
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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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Russische Märchen [2 Volume Slipcased ]
Traditional ,
ISBN: 345815745X
Insel Verlag, Frankfurt, 1984. reprint
 Hardcover (Laminated Illustrated boards) Hardcover (Laminated Illustrated boards). Very Good Condition/Slipcased. Illustrator: Ivan Bilibin. reprint. 2 Volumes slipcased, illustrated by Ivan Bilibin. Titles of volumes: "Das Marchen vom herrlichen Falken" and "Wassilissa, die Wunderschone." text in German, so obviously translated at some stage from the Russian. Both volumes are clean and free of any damage. the slipcase is just slightly worn. Size: 4to 9¾" - 12" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Ivan Bilibin. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Myths, Legends & Folklore; 19th century; Art & Design. ISBN: 345815745X. ISBN/EAN: 9783458157458. Inventory No: 0260253. Very Good Condition
Price: 44.00 (AUD)
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Celtic Myth and Legend
Squire, Charles,
ISBN: 0878770305
Newcastle publishing, United States of America, 1975. reprint
 Softcover Softcover. Very Good Condition/. reprint. Now back in print for the first time in many years is one of the most comprehensive studies of Celtic mythology legend and poetry ever written, presenting the entire enthralling panorama of the mythical and legendary traditions of the ancient Gaelic and British Celts. Here, in clear, compact, readable form are stories of all the chief characters of Celtic myth: the Gaelic gods and the giants they battled; the "Champions of the Red Branch" of Ulster, heroes of the great "Irish Iliad;" Finn and the Fenians; and the gods and heroes of the ancient Britons, down through the great deeds of King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table. Here is a book that covers the entire spectrum of this fascinating area of folklore, with numerous illustrations. It is not a book for scholars only, but for anyone who is interested in the roots of many of the world's finest plays, poems, short stories and novels. – rear panel blurb Originally published in the early part of the last century by Gresham press, this book reproduces in black-and-white the images of the original book. I take with a little bit of scepticism the note on the front cover stating "1st time in paperback" small crease at the top left of the rear panel and the trace of foxing to the top edge of the text block. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. 446 pages. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Myths, Legends & Folklore; Spirituality; ISBN: 0878770305. ISBN/EAN: 9780878770304. Inventory No: 0260237. Very 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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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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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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The Greek Myths (Two Volumes)
Graves, Robert,
Penguin Books, Middlesex, England, 1957. Reprint
 Softcover Softcover. Good/No Dust Jacket. Reprint. 460 g.(Combined weight); volume 1: -- V, 6-370 pages, then 12 pages following further publications from Penguin Books, introduction by author and map of the Greek world. Volume 2: -- V, 6-412 pages, four pages following further publications from Penguin Books, index and then a foldout map showing sites mentioned within the text. Both books have a brown and white coloured covers with black and brown titles to the front panel and black titles to the backstrip. Both books have become slightly browned with age. Internally clean, and free of annotation. Volume 2 has previous owners name in the lower part of the front panel. The classic work on Greek mythology by Robert Graves, in two volumes. Size: 12mo (standard paperback). Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Myths, Legends & Folklore; Inventory No: 0257357. Post will be reduced to $7.80 for posting inside Australia, at the time of processing the order.. Good
Price: 22.00 (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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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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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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Legends of Atlantis and Lost Lemuria
Scott-Elliot, W.,
ISBN: 0835606643
Quest Books, Illinois, 1993. Reprint
 Softcover Softcover. Very Good Condition/. Reprint. In this book inhabitants of Atlantis and Lemuria come alive -- their hopes and fears, their achievements and sins. The submerged continents are described in graphic detail -- their location, history, flora and fauna, human inhabitants, customs, science, religion, and contact with advanced teachers. The information comes from the writings of Plato, from the esoteric tradition as set forth in The Secret Doctrine of H.P. Blavatsky, and from the clairvoyant writings of C.W. Leadbeater, one of the most remarkable sensitives of modern times. The result is a modern expression of a timeless myth in which everyone now living has a role. – rear panel blurb. There are 2 foldout maps at the front of the book and another at the rear of the book, and the book has a table. Size: Mid Sized Paperback ( 7¾" - 9¾" tall ). 190 pages. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Myths, Legends & Folklore; Atlantis; History. ISBN: 0835606643. ISBN/EAN: 9780835606646. Inventory No: 0256269. Very Good Condition
Price: 15.00 (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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Yarns around the Campfire
Hulme, Neil,
ISBN: 0959003290
Self Published, Tumut, 1993. First Edition
 Softcover (Illustrated) Softcover (Illustrated). Good Condition/. Illustrator: Andrew Scholz and Keith Nickles and Photography. First Edition. acknowledgements. The text is illustrated with black and white cartoons drawn by Andrew Scholz and Keith Nickles and black-and-white photographs. Illustrated hardcover with black and red coloured titles to the front panel and black coloured titles to the backstrip. Black and white photograph of author to the rear book panel. Tales tall and true, poetry and of the author from the Snowy Mountains to the Gulf of Carpenteria. Signed by the author on the title page. Creasing to the book corners with rubbing of the book edges, panels and either side of the backstrip. Some marks to the rear book panel with light age toning of the textblock edges and pages. Size: Trade Paperback. 80 pages,. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Andrew Scholz and Keith Nickles and Photography. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Myths, Legends & Folklore; Humour; Australia; Poetry. ISBN: 0959003290. ISBN/EAN: 9780959003291. Inventory No: 0117621. This book is light, and postage will be reduced to $7.80 for shipment within Australia. . Good Condition
Price: 22.00 (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 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
Price: 16.50 (AUD)
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Favourite Fairy Tales Told in India
Haviland, Virginia (Retold by),
ISBN: 0316350559
Little, Brown and Company, Boston . Toronto, 1973. Second Printing
 Hardcover (Original Cloth) Hardcover (Original Cloth). Very Good Condition/Good. Illustrator: Blair Lent. Second Printing. The text is illustrated with colour illustrations, quarter page, half page, full page and even some double page, by Blair Lent, who also drew the illustration for the dustwrapper. Dark rose coloured cloth covered boards with purple coloured titles to the front panel and backstrip. Red coloured embossed design to the front panel. Illustrated dustwrapper with purple and black coloured titles to the front panel and black coloured titles to the backstrip. Eight fairy tales that are told in India, that have been selected by Virginia Haviland, and retold for children. The tales include The Banyan Deer, The Alligator and the Jackal and Blind Man, Deaf Man and Donkey. Softening to the backstrip edges with fading to the top book edges and a little rubbing to the lower. Age toning of the textblock edges. Rubbing to the dustwrapper edges and panels. Sunning to the backstrip and fold over edges which also show a few marks. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. [6], 7-95, [1] pages.. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Blair Lent. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Myths, Legends & Folklore; India; Children. ISBN: 0316350559. ISBN/EAN: 9780316350556. Inventory No: 0117340. Very Good Condition
Price: 33.00 (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. This book is light, and postage will be reduced to $7.80 for shipment within Australia. . Good Condition
Price: 14.00 (AUD)
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Alien Intrusion UFOs and the evolution connection
Bates, Gary,
ISBN: 0890514356
Master Books, Green Forest, 2005. First Edition
 Softcover Softcover. Very Good Condition/. Illustrator: photographs, drawings et cetera. First Edition. Are there really alien civilizations in our vast universe? In Alien Intrusion, Gary Bates gives a thorough treatment of this fascinating subject. What is behind the numerous sightings from around the world? Does the U.S. Government have evidence of alien craft? Can we hope to make contact in our lifetime? The author comes from an unapologetic Christian perspective, but lets the facts speak for themselves. His expertise on the subject and ability to 'cover the bases' has earned widespread respect - even from many in the 'UFOlogy community' who may be uncomfortable with the startling conclusions to which he inevitable leads the reader. . Second impression. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. 384 pages. A very clean secondhand copy, with no damage to report. . Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: photographs, drawings et cetera. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Myths, Legends & Folklore; UFOs; Christianity; Religion & Theology. ISBN: 0890514356. ISBN/EAN: 9780890514351. Inventory No: 0254213. Very Good Condition
Price: 16.50 (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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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
Price: 22.00 (AUD)
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The Dawn of Time; Aboriginal Myths in Paintings
Mountford Charles P.,
Rigby Limited, Adelaide, 1969. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Very Good. Illustrator: Ainslie Roberts. First Edition. 400 grammes; 80 pages, last blank, introduction by Charles P. Mountford. The text is illustrated with 32 full colour quarter page/full-page illustrations by Ainslie Roberts and numerous black-and-white illustrations by the same artist. Brown coloured boards with white illustrations of kangaroos to the lower edge of the front panel. White titles to the backstrip. Very slight rubbing to the heel of the spine. Illustrated dustwrapper, again by Ainslie Roberts, against a white background with black writing on the front panel and spine. Rubbing of the top edge of the dustjacket most noticeable around the head of the spine. The retelling of some of the Australian Aboriginal myths as re-told by Charles P. Mountford and drawn by Ainslie Roberts. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Ainslie Roberts. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Myths, Legends & Folklore; Australia; Indigenous Cultures. Inventory No: 0253507. Very Good Condition
Price: 33.00 (AUD)
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Chinese Mythology; An Introduction
Birrell, Anne M.,
ISBN: 0801861837
Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, 1999. Reprint
 Softcover Softcover. Very Good Condition/. Reprint. Book Description\n\nBirrell provides English translations of some 300 representative myth narratives selected from over 100 classical texts, many of which have never before been translated into any Western language. Organizing the narratives according to themes and motifs common to world mythology, Birrell addresses issues of source, dating, attribution, textural variants, multiforms, and context. Drawing on exhaustive work in comparative mythology, she surveys the development of Chinese myth studies, summarizes the contribution of Chinese and Japanese scholars to the study of Chinese myth since the 1920s, and examines special aspects of traditional approaches to Chinese myth. The result is an unprecedented guide to the study of Chinese myth for specialists and nonspecialists alike. – rear panel blurb book is secondhand, it is clean without damage, and free of annotation. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. 322 pages. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Myths, Legends & Folklore; China; Religion & Theology. ISBN: 0801861837. ISBN/EAN: 9780801861833. Inventory No: 0252193. Very Good Condition
Price: 22.00 (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 $7.80 for posting inside Australia, at the time of processing the order.. Very Good Condition
Price: 14.00 (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 $7.80 for posting inside Australia, at the time of processing the order.. Very Good Condition
Price: 11.00 (AUD)
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The Hero; Myth Image Symbol
Norman, Dorothy,
ISBN: 0385267517
Anchor Books, New York, 1990. First Edition
 Softcover Softcover. Very Good Condition/. First Edition. in a book of great visual beauty and inspired perception, the author challenges the reader to formulate a fresh and personal correspondence between eternal mythological concepts of the heroic – and of contemporary life. First softcover edition. Size: Trade Paperback. XVIII, 238, [14] pages, includes index. Illustrated throughout with reproductions of artworks & diagrams & photographs. There is no damage to describe.. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Myths, Legends & Folklore; Psychology & Psychiatry. ISBN: 0385267517. ISBN/EAN: 9780385267519. Inventory No: 0251659. Very Good Condition
Price: 16.50 (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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The Mabinogion
Jones, Gwyneth & Jones, Thomas,
ISBN: 0460010972
J. M. Dent, London, 1975. reprint
 Softcover Softcover. Very Good Condition/No Dust Jacket. reprint. there is no damage to describe of the book, apart from toning of the page edges due to age. The book includes supplementary textual notes, and a catalogue of books available in Everyman's Library. Size: 12mo (standard paperback). 283 pages. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Myths, Legends & Folklore; Celtic; Science Fiction & Fantasy. ISBN: 0460010972. ISBN/EAN: 9780460010979. Inventory No: 0250926. 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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Breaking the Magic Spell; Radical Theories of Folk and Fairytales
Zipes, Jack,
ISBN: 0435829866
Heinemann, London, 1979. First Edition
 Softcover (Illustrated) Softcover (Illustrated). Very Good Condition/. Illustrator: Rodney Matthews – Cover Art. First Edition. acknowledgements, prefaced by author, notes and index. Colour illustrated hardcover (wraparound), by Rodney Matthews with black and white coloured titles to the front panel and black coloured titles to the backstrip. "The six essays collected in this volume discuss historically and critically the abolition of folk tales as fairy tales, their influence on popular beliefs, the politics behind them and the way they our used in mass media culture today. Folk and fairy tales pervade the everyday world to such a degree that we are sometimes unaware of their enormous influence on our behaviour." – from the verso of the front panel. A little creasing to the book corners and rubbing to the book edges and book panels. Age toning to the textblock edges and there is a stain to the top textblock edge. Handling marks to the internal pages and previous owners name to the top edge of the half title page. Original bookseller's rubber stamp to the lower edge of the half title page. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. [8], IX - XIX, [3], 201, [1 pages,. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Rodney Matthews – Cover Art. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Myths, Legends & Folklore; Sociology & Culture. ISBN: 0435829866. ISBN/EAN: 9780435829865. Inventory No: 0115007. This book is light, and postage will be reduced to $7.80 for shipment within Australia. . Very Good Condition
Price: 16.50 (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 $7.80 for posting inside Australia, at the time of processing the order.. Very Good Condition
Price: 11.00 (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
Price: 22.00 (AUD)
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Lost Goddesses of Early Greece; A Collection of Pre-Hellenic Myths
Spretnak, Charlene,
ISBN: 0807013439
Beacon press, Boston, 1984. Reprint
 Softcover Softcover. Good Condition/No Dust Jacket. Illustrator: Line drawings. Reprint. there really is affecting the bottom edge of the first 18 pages a very faint watermark. there is no other damage to describe. The author has succeeded extremely well in presenting pure characterisations of the Old European Goddesses as they were revered for millennia, long before the Indo-European elements were imposed to create Olympian mythology. – Rear panel blurb Size: Mid Sized Paperback ( 7¾" - 9¾" tall ). 136 pages, includes notes & bibliography.. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Line drawings. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Myths, Legends & Folklore; Greece; Religion & Theology. ISBN: 0807013439. ISBN/EAN: 9780807013434. Inventory No: 0246946. Good Condition
Price: 12.00 (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 $7.80 for posting inside Australia, at the time of processing the order.. Very Good Condition
Price: 8.00 (AUD)
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The Dancer of Burton Fair; Folk Tales from Britain
Stuart, Forbes,
ISBN: 0200724606
Abelard Schuman, London, 1976. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Good. Illustrator: Charles Keeping. First Edition. Black and white illustrated endpapers. The text is illustrated with black and white illustrations by Charles Keeping. Dark red coloured boards with silver titles to the backstrip. Illustrated dustwrapper, again by Charles Keeping, with black and white coloured titles to the front panel and backstrip. 5 tales from around Britain from a time when each county was very distinctive from another. Softening to the head and to the heel of the backstrip and a little bumping to the book corners. Age toning of the textblock edges and very light age toning to the internal pages. A little creasing to the dustwrapper edges and rubbing to the dustwrapper panels. Some sunning to the dustwrapper panels, particularly the backstrip. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. (6), 7-81, (5) pages,. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Charles Keeping. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Myths, Legends & Folklore; Britain/UK; ISBN: 0200724606. ISBN/EAN: 9780200724609. Inventory No: 0114169. This book is light, and postage will be reduced to $7.80 for shipment within Australia. . Very Good Condition
Price: 22.00 (AUD)
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Mesopotamian Myths (The Legendary Past)
McCall, Henrietta,
ISBN: 0714120634
British Museum Publications Limited, London, 1990. First Edition
 Softcover (Photographic) Softcover (Photographic). Very Good Condition/. Illustrator: Photographic and Illustrations. First Edition. acknowledgements, introduction by author, suggestions for further reading, index and picture credits. The text is illustrated with both black and white photographs and illustrations. Colour photographic card cover with white coloured titles to the front panel and white and yellow coloured titles to the backstrip. A retelling of the ancient Mesopotamian myths. Part of The Legendary Past series. A hint of rubbing to the book corners and book panels. Size: 4to 9¾" - 12" tall. (5), 6-80 pages,. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Photographic and Illustrations. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Myths, Legends & Folklore; Mesopotamia; Ancient (BC); ISBN: 0714120634. ISBN/EAN: 9780714120638. Inventory No: 0114140. This book is light, and postage will be reduced to $7.80 for shipment within Australia. . Very Good Condition
Price: 12.00 (AUD)
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"Come a-Waltzing Matilda"; Australian Folk-Lore and Forgotten Tales
Beatty, Bill,
Ure Smith, Sydney, Sydney, 1954. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Good Condition/Good. Illustrator: E. J. Munday. First Edition. author's foreword. The text is illustrated with black-and-white decorations by E. J. Munday. Green coloured boards with gilt coloured titles to the backstrip. Illustrated dustwrapper, again by E. J. Munday, with black coloured titles to the front panel and backstrip. A book of Australian folk-tales and folk-lore, gathered by the author over a lifetime. Some of the tales are well-known, but others are not. Rubbing and browning to the head and to the heel of the backstrip, book corners and top book edges. Browning to the textblock edges and age toning of the internal pages. Offset tanning to the endpapers and original bookseller's sticker to the lower left-hand corner of the free front endpaper. Previous owners details to the top left-hand corner of the fund paste-down. Chipping to the dustwrapper corners and to the head and to the heel of the backstrip. There is a 0.75" tear to the top edge of the front dustwrapper panel, with associated creasing. Rubbing to the dustwrapper panels and fading to the backstrip. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. (6), 7-127, (1) pages,. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: E. J. Munday. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Myths, Legends & Folklore; Australia; Inventory No: 0114132. This book is light, and postage will be reduced to $7.80 for shipment within Australia. . Good Condition
Price: 22.00 (AUD)
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Two Hill Diggers (Rua Susu’ire)
Kauhoroasiva, Geralda,
Self Published,  1985. First Edition
 Softcover Softcover. Good Condition/No Dust Jacket. Illustrator: Charles Manata. First Edition. From the Writer: – an explanation of where the writer was born, the language in which she speaks and the necessity of editing and stylising the language for ease of English readers. Edited and stylised to modern English by Barry D. Hayes. The text is illustrated by Charles Manata, who also did the front cover illustration. Black coloured titles to the front panel. "A custom story told and re-told in the villages of Are Are Malaita, Solomon Islands, the generation after generation." -- from the front panel blurb. Creasing to the book corners and rubbing to the book edges and to the book panels. Browning and foxing marks book panels and a water stain to the heel of the backstrip, extending to both the front and rear book panels. Browning and some foxing to the internal pages. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. (2), 18 pages,. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Charles Manata. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Myths, Legends & Folklore; Solomon islands; Indigenous Cultures. Inventory No: 0114130. This book is light, and postage will be reduced to $7.80 for shipment within Australia. . Good Condition
Price: 33.00 (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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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
Price: 22.00 (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
Price: 22.00 (AUD)
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Return from the Dead (Man, Myth & Magic)
Hill, Douglas,
ISBN: 0356034631
Macdonald Unit 75, London, 1970. reprint
 Softcover Softcover. Very Good Condition/. reprint. the history of ghosts, vampires, werewolves and poltergeists, illustrated with 10 black-and-white photographs or drawings. There has been dog hearing of two pages Size: 12mo (standard paperback). 128 pages. The book is a good clean secondhand copy, with reading creases, some rubbing of the edges of the paperback binding, and darkening of the page edges.. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Myths, Legends & Folklore; Religion & Spirituality; Religion & Theology. ISBN: 0356034631. ISBN/EAN: 9780356034638. Inventory No: 0244232. Post will be reduced to $7.80 for posting inside Australia, at the time of processing the order.. Very Good Condition
Price: 7.00 (AUD)
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the UFO phenomenon
Buttlar, Johannes von,
ISBN: 0352306823
Star Books , London, 1980. reprint
 Softcover Softcover. Fair Condition/No Dust Jacket. reprint. a well worn copy, some rubbing to the sides of the spine, creasing on the rear panel and age toning of the page edges. 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: 0352306823. ISBN/EAN: 9780352306821. Inventory No: 0243674. Post will be reduced to $7.80 for posting inside Australia, at the time of processing the order.. Fair Condition
Price: 8.00 (AUD)
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Temple of the Stars
Trench, Brinsley Le Poer,
ISBN: 0006336132
Fontana, London, 1976. reprint
 Softcover Softcover. Fair Condition/No Dust Jacket. Illustrator: photographic. reprint. reading creases on the spine, slight rubbing of the edges of the spine, browning of the pages, and a couple of moisture marks. 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. 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: 0242822. Post will be reduced to $7.80 for posting inside Australia, at the time of processing the order.. Fair Condition
Price: 7.00 (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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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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Stradbroke Dreamtime
Nunukul, Oodgeroo,
ISBN: 0207176167
Angus & Robertson, Pymble, New South Wales, 1993. Reprint
 Softcover (Illustrated) Softcover (Illustrated). Good Condition/. Reprint. Oodgeroo Nunukul says –. Illustrated card cover with black and white coloured titles to the front panel and orange and black coloured titles to the backstrip. A previous owner has covered the book in contact plastic and placed their name under the contact plastic on the verso of the front cover. Very light age toning of the textblock edge. In his book Oodgeroo Nunukul recalls anecdotes of her life growing up as a child of a family who were proud of their Aboriginal heritage on the Queensland island of Stradbroke. The second part of the book "... Is made up of Aboriginal folklore which the author recalls hearing as a child, and of new stories written in traditional Aboriginal forms." – From the rear panel blurb. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. (8), IX-X, (2), 3-93, (1) pages,. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Myths, Legends & Folklore; Queensland – Aborigines; Australia; Indigenous Cultures. ISBN: 0207176167. ISBN/EAN: 9780207176166. Inventory No: 0113067. This book is light, and postage will be reduced to $7.80 for shipment within Australia. . Good Condition
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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 owners 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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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 $7.80 for posting inside Australia, at the time of processing the order.. Very Good Condition
Price: 7.00 (AUD)
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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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Aboriginal Fables and Legendary Tales
Reed, A. W.,
ISBN: 0730101991
Reed, Frenchs Forest, 1987. Reprint
 Softcover Softcover. Very Good Condition/. Illustrator: Illustrated. Reprint. introduction by author. The text is illustrated with the occasional black-and-white illustration, Illustrator not credited. Colour illustrated card cover with black and white coloured titles to the front panel and black coloured titles to the backstrip. A small book on some of the Australian Aboriginal folklore and mythology. Rubbing to the book panels and a faint reading crease to the backstrip. Fading to the backstrip. Size: 12mo (standard paperback). (4), 5-144 pages,. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Illustrated. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Myths, Legends & Folklore; Australia; Indigenous Cultures. ISBN: 0730101991. ISBN/EAN: 9780730101994. Inventory No: 0112645. This book is light, and postage will be reduced to $7.80 for shipment within Australia. . Very Good Condition
Price: 12.50 (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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New Larousse Encyclopedia of Mythology
Guirand, Felix ( Editor ),
ISBN: 0600023516
Hamlyn, London, 1986. reprint
 Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Very Good. reprint. XII, 500 pp., 32 full colour plates, nearly 570 illustrations. Includes reading lists/bibliography and index. Introduction by Robert Graves. Translated by Richard Aldington and Delano Ames. the dust wrapper is very slightly rubbed across the top edge. The binding & contents of the book are in good condition. illustrated with 32 full-colour plates and over 500 black-and-white images. Size: Folio ( 12"- 15" tall ). Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Myths, Legends & Folklore; Reference. ISBN: 0600023516. ISBN/EAN: 9780600023517. Inventory No: 0239750. 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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The Mystery of King Arthur
Jenkins, Elizabeth,
ISBN: 1854790560
Michael O'Mara Books Limited, London, 1990. Reprint
 Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good/Good. Illustrator: Illustrated. Reprint. (9) 10-224 pages, list of colour plates, literary references, bibliography of other sources used, illustrations, acknowledgements, and index. Black-and-white illustrated frontispiece being a reproduction of Aubrey Beardsley's illustration " The Achieving of the Sangreal' for Malory's 'Morte D'Arthur'. The text is illustrated with numerous black-and-white contemporary illustrations and photographs, and 16 colour plates within the text. Blue coloured boards with gilt titles to the backstrip. A little bumping to the backstrip edges and rubbing to the book corners. Colour illustrated dustwrapper showing a mediaeval version of Arthur and his knights at the roundtable, against a yellow coloured background with blue titles to the front panel and backstrip. Minor rubbing to the dustwrapper edges. " The story of King Arthur is one of the greatest legends in the world. Arthur was a Celtic chieftain who crushed the Saxons and came to be adopted as the hero. His myth still lives and works the same strange wonder in us as it has through centuries in art, history and literature; in the Sir Thomas Malory's splendid prose; in Tennyson's greatest poem "Morte d'Arthur", written 1500 years after the time that Arthur lived and in which resounds those reassuring, splendid lines: "The old order changeth, Yalding place to new, and God fulfils himself in many ways." -- From the front fold over panel blurb. A history of that mysterious figure. Size: 4to 9¾" - 12" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Illustrated. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Myths, Legends & Folklore; History -- British; ISBN: 1854790560. ISBN/EAN: 9781854790569. Inventory No: 0110919. This book weighs over 1 Kg packed and extra postal costs will be asked for when shipping outside Australia.. Very Good
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The Library of the World’s Myths and Legends; Egyptian Mythology
Ions, Veronica,
ISBN: 0753700018
Chancellor Press, London, 1997. Reprint
 Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good/Good. Illustrator: Photographic. Reprint. (6) 7-144 pages, chronology of ancient Egypt, further reading list, acknowledgements and index. Colour photographic frontispiece, showing the Egyptian Godess Mut. The text is illustrated with copious photographs throughout the book, in both black-and-white and colour, the occasional map and black-and-white illustration is also present. Colour photographic laminated boards with back titles to the front panel and backstrip. A little rubbing to the book corners and backstrip edges. Colour photographic dustwrapper, same illustration as the underlying board, with black titles to the front panel and backstrip. Minor rubbing to be dustwrapper panels and edges. Egyptian mythology under the auspices of "The Library of the World's Myths and Legends" series. Size: 4to 9¾" - 12" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Photographic. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Myths, Legends & Folklore; History -- Egypt ; ISBN: 0753700018. ISBN/EAN: 9780753700013. Inventory No: 0110738. Very Good
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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: 18.00 (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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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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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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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
Price: 16.50 (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: 25.00 (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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Hindu Myths; A Sourcebook Translated from the Sanskrit
Oflaherty, Wendy -- Translator,
ISBN: 0140443061
Penguin, Harmondsworth, Middlesex, 1976. Reprint
 Softcover Softcover. Very Good Condition/No Dust Jacket. Reprint. 200 g; 358, (10) pages, in original colour illustrated paperback binding, with a small rub at the lower right-hand corner of the front panel and, partial blacking out of the price on the rear panel. Browning of the page edges. The book includes a number of appendices including bibliography, bibliographical notes, and glossary and index of proper names. this new selection and translation of 75 seminal myths spans the wide range of classical Indian forces, and the traditional themes of life and death are set forth and interwoven with many complex variations which give a kaleidoscopic picture of the development of almost 3000 years of Indian mythology. Size: 12mo (standard paperback). Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Myths, Legends & Folklore; Religion -- Eastern; ISBN: 0140443061. ISBN/EAN: 9780140443066. Inventory No: 0236808. Post will be reduced to $7.80 for posting inside Australia, at the time of processing the order.. Very Good Condition
Price: 14.00 (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 Enchanted World -- Water Spirits
Time-Life Books,
ISBN: 0705408906
Time Life, Amsterdam, 1990. 4th Printing
 Hardcover (Original Cloth) Hardcover (Original Cloth). Very Good Condition/Very Good. 4th Printing. 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: 0234133. 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 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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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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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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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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The Encyclopedia of Eastern Mythology; Legends of the East The Fabulous Myths and Tales of the Heroes, Gods and Warriors of Ancient Egypt, Arabia, Persia, India, Tibet, China and Japan
Storm, Rachel,
ISBN: 0754800695
Lorenz Books, London, 1999. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Very Good. Illustrator: Various. First Edition. 1.7 kg; 756 pages, index, includes numerous colour illustrations and photographs, family trees, and some maps. Illustrated end pages, colour illustrated dustjacket matches the colour illustrated binding. There's no damage to report. . The book is an authoritative guide to the mythologies in Legends of the East continent from ancient Egypt to Japan and has over 500 alphabetical entries describing the central mythical figures of each culture and their importance to the ancient civilisations of the day. Size: Folio ( 12"- 15" tall ). Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Various. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Myths, Legends & Folklore; Religion -- Eastern; ISBN: 0754800695. ISBN/EAN: 9780754800699. Inventory No: 0232615. 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 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: 0232191. 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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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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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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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. 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. Size: Square Quarto. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Photographic. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Myths, Legends & Folklore; ISBN: 0600342883. ISBN/EAN: 9780600342885. Inventory No: 0230610. 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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South American Mythology
Osborne, Harold,
ISBN: 0600342816
The Hamlyn Publishing Group, London, 1988. Second Impression
 Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good Condition/No Dust Jacket. Illustrator: Photographic. Second Impression. 900 g; 144 pages, includes further reading list, index. The text is illustrated throughout with full , and part page photographs and reproductions in both colour and black-and-white. First published in 1968 and a revised in 1983. 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, Size: Quarto -- up to 12 " Tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Photographic. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Myths, Legends & Folklore; ISBN: 0600342816. ISBN/EAN: 9780600342816. Inventory No: 0230607. 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: 20.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 0230607  Bookseller: Syber's Books
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A Treasury of Australian Folk Tales & Traditions
Beatty, Bill,
Ure Smith, Sydney, 1963. Reprint
 Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Good. 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; price clipped front fold over flap, 1.5 inch tear at the top left of the front panel and half an inch tear at the top right of the front panel, 1 inch tear at the bottom left of the rear panel, fading of the colour on the spine. No other damage to report. 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: 0230256. 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 East, 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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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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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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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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The Moon Under Her Feet; the story of Mari Magdalene in the service of the great Mother
Kinstler, Clysta,
ISBN: 0062504975
Harper San Francisco, New York, 1991. First Edition
 Softcover Softcover. Very Good Condition/No Dust Jacket. First Edition. 300 g; 315 pages, includes notes and bibliography, and illustrated with some line drawings, and a key to the characters. The book shows no damage apart from the usual age darkening of the page edges. -- A reintroducing of the Goddess/mother back into the Bible, showing the role of women and the influence of Goddess worship. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Myths, Legends & Folklore; Religion; Gender Studies; Religion -- Christianity; ISBN: 0062504975. ISBN/EAN: 9780062504975. Inventory No: 0228038. Very Good Condition
Price: 14.00 (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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The Song of Eve; Mythology and Symbols of the Goddess
Mascetti, Manuela Dunn,
ISBN: 0671688901
Fireside (Simon & Schuster), New York, 1990. First Edition
 Softcover Softcover. Very Good Condition/No Dust Jacket. Illustrator: Various. First Edition. 700 g; 240 pages, includes bibliography. Original colour illustrated paperback binding with attached fold over flaps. Illustrated throughout with colour, monotone, and black-and-white photography and reproductions of art work. This book is an illustration of the very different dimensions and aspects of the Goddess; not a journey through time and its changes, but a table laid for a very rich banquet in which we may see the Goddesses at work and in many guises, guises that are suddenly recognisable in each of our lives and actions, providing an exciting and new form of identification which in turn will give understanding so that the Song Of Eve may be sung once again. -- introduction Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. We are happy to provide pictures of this book on request Illustrator: Various. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Myths, Legends & Folklore; Religion; Gender Studies; ISBN: 0671688901. ISBN/EAN: 9780671688905. Inventory No: 0226656. Very Good Condition
Price: 22.00 (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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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 $7.80 for posting inside Australia, at the time of processing the order.. Very Good Condition
Price: 16.00 (AUD)
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The Enchanted World -- Ghosts
Time-Life Books,
ISBN: 0705408833
Time-Life Books, Amsterdam, 1991. Reprint
 Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Very Good. Illustrator: Various. Reprint. 1.0 kg; 144 pages., colour illustrated dustwrapper, tipped in plate on front board, numerous full-page colour photographs and illustrations throughout the book. Bibliography. Yellow place marker ribbon. Size: Folio ( 12"- 15" tall ). Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Various. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Myths, Legends & Folklore; ISBN: 0705408833. ISBN/EAN: 9780705408837. Inventory No: 0225694. 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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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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The Enchanted World -- Giants and Ogres
Time-Life Books,
ISBN: 0705408884
Time Life, Amsterdam, 1987. Second Printing
 Hardcover (Original Cloth) Hardcover (Original Cloth). Very Good Condition/Very Good. Second 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. Bibliography.This book will weigh more than 1.0 kg when packed. Please enquire of the bookseller for an amended quote for the postage to destinations outside of Australia Size: Folio ( 12"- 15" tall ). We are happy to provide pictures of this book on request Quantity Available: 1. Category: Myths, Legends & Folklore; Fiction -- Fantasy ; ISBN: 0705408884. ISBN/EAN: 9780705408882. Inventory No: 0224652. 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: 28.00 (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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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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The Nine Bronze Tripods
Martyn, Norma,
ISBN: 0726954535
Cassell, Stanmore, New South Wales, 1977. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Good/Good. Illustrator: Various. First Edition. 500 g; 210 pages, includes chronological table, glossary and notes, translation of calligraphy, and illustrated with some black-and-white drawings. Colour illustrated dustwrapper. The top centimetre of the front panel, and the spine section of the dust jacket have slightly faded, and the top edge of the dust jacket, and also the bottom edge, primarily round the spine, is chipped and rubbed. Some minor rubbing to the top edges of the fold over is. Traces of foxing to the top edge of the text block. "These fascinating stories within a story, rich in the invention, ingenuity and imagination, are set in the Middle Kingdom at the time of Shang T'ang, the first Emperor of the Shang dynasty of ancient China -- a time of mystery recorded only in legend and by archaeological fragments which have been pieced together. For all these things happened over three thousand five hundred years ago." -- front fold over blurb Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. We are happy to provide pictures of this book on request Illustrator: Various. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Myths, Legends & Folklore; Fiction -- Childrens; ISBN: 0726954535. ISBN/EAN: 9780726954535. Inventory No: 0222652. Good
Price: 16.00 (AUD)
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A Treasury of Australian Folk Tales & Traditions
Beatty, Bill,
Ure Smith, Sydney, 1960. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Good. Illustrator: Cedric Emanuel. First Edition. 700 g; 320 pages, indexed, illustrated throughout with small black-and-white line drawings. Illustrated end pages, colour illustrated dust jacket; the rear panel of the dust jacket is badly chipped and torn across the top edge with some loss, and also chipped and torn at the bottom right-hand corner. The top edge of the front panel of the dust jacket has two short tears, and the protective laminates is lifting at left-hand margin of that panel. Ownership inscription at the top right of the front end page. Traces of foxing to the top edge of the text block. 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: 0222305. Very Good Condition
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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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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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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 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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OCEANIC MYTHOLOGY; The Myths of Polynesia, Micronesia, Melanesia, Australia.
Poignant , Roslyn,
Paul Hamlyn, London, 1967. First Edition
 Hardcover (Original Cloth) Hardcover (Original Cloth). Good/Very Good. Illustrator: Various. First Edition. 800 g; pp. 142; illustrated endpages, double-page map, 24 full-page coloured plates, numerous black-and-white illustrations, reading list, index; traces of foxing to the top edge of the text block, otherwise in very good order. Size: 4to 9¾" - 12" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Various. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Myths, Legends & Folklore; Pacific; mythology; Australiana; New Zealand; New Guinea. Inventory No: 0214913. Good
Price: 24.00 (AUD)
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Complete Book of Australian Folk Lore
Scott, Bill -- Compiler,
ISBN: 0727103121
Summit Books, Sydney, 1978. First Edition
 Softcover Softcover. Good/No Dust Jacket. Illustrator: Various. First Edition. 1.8 kg; 432 pages, last three pages blank, appendix, index. numerous black-and-white drawings, and reproductions of paintings and advertisements etc; monotone green line drawings, musical scores. Divided into five sections, The History That Shaped a Tradition; Traditional Songs; The Tall Story; Poems and Ballads; and Oddments and Fragments; along with an appendix of the museums of Australia. "Using material written at the time, this book looks at the History that shaped our tradition -- the initial struggle for survival, the suffering of the convicts , the isolation from all that was familiar, the distances tramped from one job to the next, the necessity for "sticking together" which formed the code of mateship, the struggles of the squatters and the free selectors, the excitement of the gold rushes and the hardships of the diggers, and especially the daring exploits of the bushrangers." slight rubbing to the base edge of the colour illustrated front board. Size: 4to 9¾" - 12" tall. We are happy to provide pictures of this book on request Illustrator: Various. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Myths, Legends & Folklore; Australiana; Folk Song; ISBN: 0727103121. ISBN/EAN: 9780727103123. Inventory No: 0213799. THIS BOOK WILL INCUR EXTRA POST OUTSIDE OF AUSTRALIA, BECAUSE IT IS OVER 1 Kg WITHOUT PACKAGING, PLEASE ENQUIRE BEFORE ORDERING. Good
Price: 15.00 (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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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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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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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 Vampire of Mons
Stewart, Desmond,
ISBN: 0241894026
Hamish Hamilton, London, 1976. First Edition
 Hardcover (Original Cloth) Hardcover (Original Cloth). Very Good Condition/Very Good. Illustrator: Craig Dodd -- Dust Jacket. First Edition. 169 pages, illustrated dust jacket. Minor grubby marks to the top edge of the book, some rubbing at the corners of the fold overs. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Craig Dodd -- Dust Jacket. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Myths, Legends & Folklore; Fiction -- Fantasy ; ISBN: 0241894026. ISBN/EAN: 9780241894026. Inventory No: 0208825. Very Good Condition
Price: 16.50 (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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Eranos Jahrbuch 1956 Band XXV " Der Mensch Und Das Schopferische
Frosse-Kapteyn, Olga,
Rhein Verlag, Zurich, 1957. First Edition
 Hardcover (Original Cloth) Hardcover (Original Cloth). Very Good Condition/Good. First Edition. text in german with some articles in english. 520 pp., text illustrated with 1 picture, 1 illustration. Top edge tinted orange. Original wrap-around band over the dustwrapper. The book itself has no obvious faults. The dustwrapper is slightly edgeworn and chipped, as is the wrap-around band. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Myths, Legends & Folklore; Religion; Inventory No: 0204823. 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: 75.00 (AUD)
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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
Price: 100.00 (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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Dancing Bears
Saberhagen, Fred,
ISBN: 0312857985
Tor Books, New York, 1996. First Edition
 Hardcover (Original Cloth) Hardcover (Original Cloth). Very Good Condition/Very Good. First Edition. 349 pp., illustrated dutwrapper Gary Ruddell. Dancing Bears is a mystic adventure that takes American John Sherwood on a prodigious journey to prerevolution Russia, the Arctic Circle, and behind the ancient legend of the shape changer, a creature possesses the ability to alter its human appearance to that of a powerful and savage beast Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Myths, Legends & Folklore; Fiction -- Fantasy ; ISBN: 0312857985. ISBN/EAN: 9780312857981. Inventory No: 000842. Very Good Condition
Price: 33.00 (AUD)
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Irish fairy tales
Stephens, James,
ISBN: 0333260120
MacMillan, London, 1979. Facsimile Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Very Good. Illustrator: Arthur Rackham. Facsimile Edition. bound in original Dark red papered boards, with a decorated dust jacket. Top edge of the text block tinted by the publisher. The MacMillan Facsimile Classics Series is a new collection of favourite illustrated classics that have long been unavailable in their original format. The stories have stood the test of time and are, in each case, superbly illustrated by the best contemporary artists. – Front fold over blurb The dust wrapper has two short tears on the top edge, and rubbing of the top edge, and the bottom edge, and the top and bottom of the spine with loss of colour Reprinted. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. X, 318 pages. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Arthur Rackham. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Myths, Legends & Folklore; Ireland; ISBN: 0333260120. ISBN/EAN: 9780333260128. Inventory No: 0269041. Very Good Condition
Price: 33.00 (AUD)
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Celtic (Myths and Legends Series)
Rollestton, T. W.,
ISBN: 094649584X
Bracken Books, London, 1986. Reprint
 Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Very Good. Illustrator: Photographs & drawings. Reprint. XVI, 17-458 pages includes glossary and index, and list of illustrations 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: 094649584X. ISBN/EAN: 9780946495849. Inventory No: 0261884. Very Good Condition
Price: 22.00 (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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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
Price: 16.50 (AUD)
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The Easter Story Book
Verschuren, Ineke,
ISBN: 0863151183
Floris Books, Edinburgh, 1991. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Very Good. First Edition. 650 g; 240 pages, last page blank, the text is illustrated with charcoal style drawings for whom I could find no credit. Colour illustrated dust jacket. The dust jacket has a 0.5 inch tear at the lower left-hand corner of the front panel, and has the original bookseller's sticker on the lower edge of the rear panel. The original price has been blacked out on the front fold over flap. Bumping to the tail of the back strip, with the cream cloth being clean. Slight dustiness to the top edge of the text block. This collection of over 30 storeys, legends and folktales reflect the season around Easter and early summer in the northern hemisphere. For younger children, folktales from all around the world illustrate at a deeper in imaginative level the theme of sacrifice and the triumph of love and loyalty over adversity. We also find the recurring motif of the Resurrection, in which the character throws off an outer skin and emerges in a new, truer and shining guise. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Myths, Legends & Folklore; Religion -- Christianity; Fiction -- Childrens; ISBN: 0863151183. ISBN/EAN: 9780863151187. Inventory No: 0215372. Very Good Condition
Price: 22.00 (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 and Folk Lore of Northumbria
Margaret Tynedale,
Collins,  No date. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good Condition/No Dust Jacket. Illustrator: Eva Bradshaw. First Edition. 112 pages. Light soiling/markings/foxing to covers, edges, and occasionally throughout. Very light rubbing/wear to boards. Illustrator: Eva Bradshaw. Shipped Weight: .13 kilos. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Very Good Condition
Price: 35.00 (AUD)
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Bunyips & Bigfoots: In Search of Australia’s Mystery Animals
Malcolm Smith,
ISBN: 1864290811
Millennium Books, Sydney, 1996. First Edition
 Softcover Softcover. Very Good Condition/. First Edition. 207 pages. Light spotting to outside edges of text block. Very light foxing to endpapers. Very light shelf and edge wear to covers. Outside corners very lightly bumped. Shipped Weight: .34 kilos. ISBN: 1864290811. ISBN/EAN: 9781864290813. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Very Good Condition
Price: 75.00 (AUD)
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ARV Nordic Yearbook of Folklore Vol. 61 - 2005
Arne Bugge Amundsen,
The Royal Gustavus Adolphus Academy, Uppsala, 2005. 
 Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good Condition/. . ISSN 0066-8176 226 pages. Light soiling/marks/foxing to outside edges, endpapers, occasionally throughout. Light soiling to covers. Lightly bumped bottom corners. Light shelf wear. Shipped Weight: .56 kilos. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Very Good Condition
Price: 30.00 (AUD)
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Secrets of the Gnomes
Wil Huygen,
ISBN: 0333338499
MacMillan, Melbourne, 1982. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Good Condition/Good. Illustrator: Rien Poortvliet. First Edition. This is the first Australian edition. 200 pages. Very light soiling to outside edges of text block. Small chunk missing from top edge of rear endpaper. Very small closed tear to last 3 pages. These tears have all been repaired with tape which has since browned with age. Dust jacket is worn at at edges, with small chips and tears, as well as light dampstaining to edges and foxing to the inside of jacket. Illustrator: Rien Poortvliet. Shipped Weight: 1.19 kilos. ISBN: 0333338499. ISBN/EAN: 9780333338490. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Good Condition
Price: 60.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 0001817  Bookseller: Logical Unsanity Books & Miscellaneous Phantasmagoria
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