Category: Myths, Legends & Folklore


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The fables of Aesop

By: Aesop; Detmold, Edward J.

Price: $275.00

Publisher: London, Hodder & Stoughton:

Seller ID: 029743

Condition: Poor

No date, presume first edition thus (1909). Needs complete rebinding but is saved from disgrace by Edward Detmold's exquisite colour illustrations - 23 tipped in plates, most with original tissue guards intact. Spine cover missing, front and back boards worn and partly detached, front endpapers detached, index pp. VII/VIII neatly excised. No previous owner marks or inscriptions. View more info

The Complete Fairy Tales and Stories

By: Andersen, Hans Christian

Price: $65.00

Publisher: New York, Barnes & Noble: 2007

Seller ID: 027118

ISBN: 0760776075

Condition: Very Good

Red leather boards with gilt decoration, pasted illustration to front panel, four raised bands to spine. On close inspection four small bumps to front panel. one small bump to lower edge both front and back. These are minor defects and do not detract from the overall appeal of this beautifulbook. 972 pages, all edges gilt, original ribbon marker intact. View more info

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Tales from the Masnavi

By: Arberry, A. J. (translated by)

Price: $35.00

Publisher: U.K., Curzon Press: 1994

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 029688

ISBN: 0700702733

Condition: Very Good

Internally unmarked, small bump to back panel, equally small crease to lower back left corner, no creasing to spine and appears unread. "This selection of tales is the most accessible introduction to this giant epic for the non-Persian reader." View more info

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Forbidden Journeys : Fairy Tales and Fantasies by Victorian Women Writers

By: Auerbach, Nina; Knoepflmacher, U. C. (edited by)

Price: $25.00

Publisher: U.S.A., University of Chicago Press: 1992

Edition: First

Seller ID: 027344

ISBN: 0226032043

Condition: Very Good

PO name and PO gift inscription verso front panel, minimal pencilled PO notes, diagonal creases to top corner a few pages, also crease to lower right corner front panel. View more info

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The Origin of Life & Death: African Creation Myths

By: Beier, Ulli

Price: $20.00

Publisher: In Assn. With Heinemann, East African Educational Publishers: 1992

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 027674

ISBN: 0435900234

Condition: Very Good

Internally unmarked, pages lightly tanned, wraps lightly rubbed, small tear to upper right corner ffep. This is a small book and postage will be reduced accordingly. View more info

Sultans, Sorcery and Supernatural

By: Berger, Henri

Price: $25.00

Publisher: London, Chancellor Press: 1992

Seller ID: 011204

ISBN: 1851521844

Condition: Very Good

"This delightful and unusual collection of Moroccan fairy tales will capture the imagination of young readers everywhere." Small chip to front spine fold. View more info

The Keys to Avalon: The True Location of Arthur's Kingdom Revealed

By: Blake, Steve;Baldock, John;Lloyd, Scott

Price: $20.00

Publisher: U.K. & U.S., Element Books Ltd: 2000

Edition: First

Seller ID: 017722

ISBN: 1862047359

Condition: Very Good

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The Archaeology of Nostalgia: How the Greeks Re-created their Mythical Past

By: Boardman, John

Price: $33.00

Publisher: London, Thames and Hudson: 2002

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 028254

ISBN: 0500051151

Condition: Very Good

"Offers new insights into the making of myth and the exceptional imagination of a people creating the first modern civilization out of the relics of their past." View more info


By: Brian Froud; Alan Lee; David Larkin

Price: $45.00

Publisher: Australia, Books for Pleasure: 1978

Edition: First Australian Edition

Seller ID: 030638

ISBN: 0729601048

Condition: Very Good

A beautiful book for all fairy lovers. PO has written small date to top corner ffep but otherwise unmarked. Cream cloth boards with gilt decoration to front panel, D/W intact and unmarked (now protected in removable clear archival plastic cover). View more info

Strange Words

By: Chamoiseau, Patrick;Coverdale, Linda

Price: $10.00

Publisher: London, Granta Books: 1998

Edition: First U.K. Edition

Seller ID: 022491

ISBN: 1862070865

Condition: Nr. Fine

"A brilliant introduction to the richness of Caribbean literature." View more info

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The Arcana Of Freemasonry

By: Churchward, Albert

Price: $10.00

Publisher: York Beach, Maine, U.S.A., Red Wheel/Weiser: 2005

Seller ID: 019072

ISBN: 1578633389

Condition: New

A brand new, unread book. Fore-edges sl. tanned. View more info

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In Ireland Long Ago

By: Danaher, Kevin

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Ireland, Mercier Pr Ltd: 1995

Seller ID: 025901

ISBN: 085342781X

Condition: Very Good

"For over thirty years In Ireland Long Ago has charmed, informed and surprised successive generations of readers, in Ireland and abroad." PO gift inscription. View more info

The Legend of Ulenspiegel and Lamme Goedzak, and Their Adventures Heroical, Joyous and glorious in the Land of Flanders and Elsewhere : Two Volume Set

By: De Coster, Charles.

Price: $75.00

Publisher: London, William Heinemann:

Seller ID: 029523

Condition: Very Good

Translated by F. M. Atkinson. No date of publication. A very handsome set with tan boards, rust cloth spine, gilt title to spine remains bright on both volumes. Original dust jackets protected in removable archival plastic cover. Preliminaries and fore-edges tanned with some foxing. Faint PO name ffep both volumes. "This is the first complete translation ever published in England of the great masterpiece of Belgian literature - a book comparable to Don Quixote and th... View more info

Perceval : the story of the Grail

By: De Troyes, Chretien

Price: $25.00

Publisher: U.K., D. S. Brewer: 1982

Seller ID: 025400

ISBN: 0847672018

Condition: Very Good

Translated by Nigel Bryant. Prev. bookseller sticker front pastedown. View more info

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The Myth of the Magus (Canto original series)

By: E. M. Butler

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Cambridge University Press: 1993

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 030140

ISBN: 0521437776

Condition: Very Good

Small PO sticker to first page otherwise unmarked, pages lightly tanned, no creasing to spine and appears unread. View more info

Jarl, The Neatherd : a Fairy story of Another Land and Time

By: Escott-Inman, H.

Price: $45.00

Publisher: London, Ward, Lock:

Seller ID: 025424

Condition: Good

No date of publication, no PO marks or inscriptions. Dark blue blindstamped boards with bright gilt decoration, B & W frontis with tissue guard intact. Endpapers and fore-edges tanned, minimal foxing. View more info

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All About Adam & Eve : How We Came to Believe in Gods, Demons, Miracles, & Magical Rites

By: Gillooly, Robert J.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: U.S.A., Prometheus Books: 1998

Edition: First/first Printing

Seller ID: 027494

ISBN: 1573921874

Condition: As New

A "gift quality"book in excellent condition. "Gillooly has written a beautiful and important book about that most controversial of issues: eligion and God. It is a remarkable chievement, for he has distilled the essence of the conclusions reached by the most distinguished authorities who have spent their lives wrestling with the problem of the origins of the idea of God and religion." View more info

Irish Folk Tales

By: Glassie, Henry (edited by)

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, New York, U.S.A., Pantheon Books: 1985

Seller ID: 022494

ISBN: 0394746376

Condition: Nr. Fine

An unmarked, apparently unread copy with minimal shelfwear to wraps. View more info

Fairy Tales from the Balkans

By: Haslip, Joan

Price: $45.00

Publisher: London & Glasgow, Collins: 1945

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 028122

Condition: Very Good

A gorgeous book, green papered boards, red spine, delightful illustrations, internally unmarked, pages lightly tanned. D/W price-clipped, foxed, back panel marked, some insect damage. Written from memories of stories the author heard from her Yugoslav grandmother. View more info

The Sacred Mushroom and the Cross: A Study of the Nature and Origins of Christianity within the Fertility Cults of the Ancient Near East

By: John Marco Allegro

Price: $65.00

Publisher: London, Hodder & Stoughton Ltd: 1970

Edition: First

Seller ID: 030282

ISBN: 0340128755

Condition: Good

PO name ffep, PO gift inscription to title page, mark and small water stain to upper right corner ffep, upper cut away, minimal foxing to prelims, D/W price-clipped, chipped and edgeworn (now protected in removable clear archival plastic cover). "After many years of studying the origins and roots of words common to the Sumerian and later Middle Eastern languages, John Allegro believes that many of the stories and characters, and much of the authority and historical p... View more info