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HOW THE DEVIL GOT HIS CAT., Downie, Mary Alice, retold by.
1 Downie, Mary Alice, retold by. HOW THE DEVIL GOT HIS CAT.
Kingston, Ontario Quarry Press 1988 0919627862 / 9780919627864 First Paperback Edition. Soft Cover Very Good+ Jillian Hulme Gilliland. Signed by Author
Unpaginated, 9" H. Signed and dated (June 1988) by author on title page. Illustrated throughout with charming b&w silhouettes. This traditional French-Canadian folktale tells how Mother Superior got a new bridge built to the convent and outwitted the Devil. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor wear at corners and at bottom of front hinge, very minor rubbing. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
BAROQUE IN SPAIN AND PORTUGAL AND ITS ANTECEDENTS., Lees-Milne, James.
2 Lees-Milne, James. BAROQUE IN SPAIN AND PORTUGAL AND ITS ANTECEDENTS.
B.T. Batsford, London, 1960, first edition. 
224 pp, large 8vo (9" H), hard cover in dust jacket. B&w photographs, reproductions, floor plans/elevations. "(S)tarting in the sixteenth century, author and reader begin their survey of Iberian Baroque with the Plateresque in Spain and the Manoel ine in Portugal, and continue it until, two hundred or so years later, they reach the High Baroque conclusion of Castile, Seville and Granada, and the Rococo decadence of eighteenth-century Portugal. On the way they will have examined some ar c h i t e c tural and sculptural masterpieces of astonishing quality and individuality: the palaces or houses of Mafra, Queluz and La Granja; Santiago da Compostela, the Escorial, the Cartuja of Coimbra; sculpture at Macarena, Alcobaca and Arouca; t he T ra ns pa ra nte of Toledo Cathedral, the convents of Bom Jesus, Tomar and Evora. - These, and many other churches, cathedrals, palaces and domestic buildings are illustrated in a collection of nearly 100 pictures which show, as unmistakably as Mr . L ees -Mi lne 's text, that Baroque, while it transcends frontiers, partakes as fully as any other style in regional and national characteristics." A few foxing marks on rear free endpaper, slight bump at top corner of both boards, two shallo w bu mps on f ore- edge of front board, light edge wear - mainly at corners and at top/bottom of spine, small bump at top of rear hinge/spine. Dust jacket has minor edge wear, light wear/wrinkling at top of spine and flap-folds, slight browning o n spi ne, sever al fo xing mark s on rear flap. Very Good-/Very Good- 
Price: 45.00 USD
 
 
THE WOMAN'S ENCYCLOPEDIA OF MYTHS AND SECRETS., Walker, Barbara G.
3 Walker, Barbara G. THE WOMAN'S ENCYCLOPEDIA OF MYTHS AND SECRETS.
San Francisco Harper & Row 1983 0062509268 / 9780062509260 5th Printing Hard Cover Very Good - Very Good - 
1124 pp, 9 1/2 " H. B&w illustrations. "Do you know: Where the legends of a cat's nine lives comes from?; Why 'mama' is a word understood in nearly all languages?; How the custom of kissing began?; Whether there really was a femal pope?; Why Cinderella's glass slipper was so important to the prince? The answers to these and countless other intriguing questions are given in this compulsively readable, one-volume feminist encyclopedia. (T)his unique, comprehensive sourcebook focuses on mythology, anthropology, religion, and sexuality to uncover precisely what other encyclopedias leave out or misrepresent. (P)resents in convenient 'A-to-Z' arrangement, the fascinating stories behind word origins, legends, superstitions, and customs whose meanings have been all but forgotten. A browser's delight and an indispensible resource, it offers 1,350 entries on magic, witchcraft, elves, giants, god-desses, gods, deities' animal incarnations, and psychological anomalies such as demonic posses-sion; the mystical meanings of sun, moon, earth, sea, time, and space; ideas of the soul, reincarnation, creation, and doomsday; ancient and modern attitudes toward sex, prostitution, romance, rape, warfare, death, diabolism, original sin, and much, much more." Minor browning to pages - mostly in margins, very small scuff to top of text block, light browning to edges of text block, very light edge wear to boards, small bump at bottom of front hinge. Dust jacket is price-clipped, has two creases down front flap near edge and a corner crease on both flaps, light edge wear/wrinkling, rubbing with some very light scratches, two edge tears archivally taped. 
Price: 35.00 USD
 


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