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ANOTHER FINE MYTH / MYTH CONCEPTIONS / MYTH DIRECTIONS / HIT OR MYTH / MYTHING PERSONS / LITTLE MYTH MARKER / M.Y.T.H. INC. LINK / MYTH-NOMERS AND IM-PERVECTIONS / M.Y.T.H. INC. IN ACTION / SWEET MYTH-TERY OF LIFE / MYTH-ION IMPROBABLE - 11 VOLUME S, Asprin, Robert A.
1 Asprin, Robert A. ANOTHER FINE MYTH / MYTH CONCEPTIONS / MYTH DIRECTIONS / HIT OR MYTH / MYTHING PERSONS / LITTLE MYTH MARKER / M.Y.T.H. INC. LINK / MYTH-NOMERS AND IM-PERVECTIONS / M.Y.T.H. INC. IN ACTION / SWEET MYTH-TERY OF LIFE / MYTH-ION IMPROBABLE - 11 VOLUME S
Ace, New York, (1985-2002, Ist printings and reprints). 
200 pp, 217 pp, 202 pp, 170 pp, 172 pp, 167 pp, 159 pp, 200 pp, 245 pp, 226 pp, 198 pp, paperbacks - 11 volumes. "Skeeve was a magician's apprentice, until an assassin hired by an ancient enemy struck and his master was dead. Skeeve suddenly found himself alone with Aahz, a purple-tongued demon the old magician had summoned from another dimension as a practical joke just before he was killed. Aahz had lost his powers, Skeeve had lost his job. So together, they set out through a un i v e r s e p o pulated by Deveels (or devils), Imps, dragons, unicorns and more, looking for a way to get even..." Interiors - some volumes with light browning to pages, heavy browning to inside of covers of vol. 4, small light waterstain at top co rn er o f la s t fe w pages and also on inside of rear cover with some foxing of vol. 9, date stamp on first page of vol. 10, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exteriors - very light edge wear, one small corner crease, br own ing to ed ge s o f te xtb lock of vol. 9, spines flat with light crease on vol. 2 and faint crease on vols. 3, 5, 7, & 9. Very Good 
Price: 70.00 USD
 
 
2 Caidin, Martin S. NATURAL OR SUPERNATURAL? A CASEBOOK OF TRUE, UNEXPLAINED MYSTERIES.
Chicago Contemporary Books 1993 0809238047 / 9780809238040 First Edition Soft Cover Good+ 
221 pp, large 8vo (9" H). B&w illustrations. "Throughout history and continuing to this day, occurrences have been reported that are so extraordinary there seem to be no possible natural explanations. Yet the credibility of the witnesses - often including thousands who have simultaneously observed the same mysterious event - and the consistency of these events across centuries of time and disparate parts of the earth indicate that they cannot be easily dismissed. (P)opular writer and aeronautics expert Martin Caidin reviews some of the most fascinating of these observations. Among the phenomena he discusses are: Careful tests by scientists showing that some people really can control objects at at distance; Reports from Vietnam combat marines of huge, glowing yellow 'semi-humans' impervious to machine-gun fire; Testimony from several different teams of Soviet cosmonauts citing encounters with 'giant angels'; Documented reports of people using divining rods to find rich deposits of ore, oil, and underground water sources that had gone undetected by scientific instruments; UFO sightings noted throughout recorded history - and their incredibly consistent similarity over three thousand years and many lands." Interior - very small bump at top and bottom corners of first few pages, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - light edge wear, very small crease at bottom corners of covers, two creases at top corner of front cover and large soft crease at bottom corner, blank small label on rear cover. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
DRAGON TEMPEST., Callander, Don.  Cover art by Eric J.W. Lee.
3 Callander, Don. Cover art by Eric J.W. Lee. DRAGON TEMPEST.
Ace, New York, 1998, first printing. 
243 pp, mass market paperback. ISBN 0441005551 "Take one librarian from Iowa named Tom. Add one magical dragon, one beautiful princess, and one evil kidnapper named Byron Boldface. Toss them on a tempest sea of monsters and savages. Pour over a ncient maps until shipwrecked. Roast over low dragonfire. Save the girl. (Don't forget to wash your claws.)" Interior - one dog-ear crease, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - very light edge wear, book s l i g h t l y cocked, creases on spine. Very Good- 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
PEOPLE FROM THE SKY:  AINU TALES FROM NORTHERN JAPAN., Carpenter, Frances.
4 Carpenter, Frances. PEOPLE FROM THE SKY: AINU TALES FROM NORTHERN JAPAN.
Garden City, New York Doubleday 1972 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good- Betty Fraser. 
107 pp, 9 7/16" H. B&w illustrations. "In the model Ainu village on the northern Japanese island of Hokkaido, Old Ekashi is one of the few storytellers who can remember the drama and excitement of ancient customs, legends and magic. Toko and Haruko beg their grandfather to repeat their favorite tales of Kamui, the Great-and-Important God, who sent lesser gods from the Sky Country to teach, protect and guide the Ainu people. Although Ekashi's eyes twinkle as he explains why the lark never flies very high, why the Ainu have no books and why the sparrow has only one dark spot on her beak, he doest not reveal just how much of his fabulous accounts of myth and folklore he really believes." Contents; People from the Sky; A-E-Oina, the Demon, and the Tattle-tale Dog; Animals from Heaven; "Good-by, Dear Little Bear God"; The Hungry Time; Yoshi-Tsuni, Brave Warrior from Japan; The Old Man on the Mountain; The Frog's Tattoo; The Mad Dancers of Upo-Pou-Shi; The One-Eyed Monster; Fox Magic; Pan'ambe and Pen'ambe; The Bats of Ru-Pe-Shi-Pi; The Golden Mare; Flying Sword; Two Terrible Fish; The "Little People". 3" line of glue residue on free front endpaper, browning on inside hinges. Dust jacket has been price-clipped, has light to moderate edge wear/wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, very light edge browning/foxing, light browning on spine, two small edge tears, very light general soiling, small soiling stain at bottom of front flap-fold. 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
JABBERWOCKY.  FROM 'THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS'., Carroll, Lewis.  Illustrated by Graeme Base.
5 Carroll, Lewis. Illustrated by Graeme Base. JABBERWOCKY. FROM 'THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS'.
New York Harry N. Abrams 1989 0810911507 / 9780810911505 Hard Cover Very Good + Very Good 
Unpaginated (32 pp), 11 3/4" H, glazed pictorial boards with matching dust jacket. Fantastically illustrated in colour throughout. Very small shallow dent on rear board. Dust jacket has very light rubbing, very light edge wrinkling, an area of light waviness and a tiny dint on rear panel, one small edge tear with soft crease - archivally taped. 
Price: 45.00 USD
 
 
6 Charrette, Robert N. THE ARTOS SEQUENCE. 3 VOLUME SET. 1. A PRINCE AMONG MEN. 2. A KING BENEATH THE MOUNTAIN. 3. A KNIGHT AMONG KNAVES.
Warner, (New York, 1994, 1995, 1995), Ist printings. 
302 pp + preview, 374 pp, 375 pp, paperbacks - 3 volumes. Cover art by Keith Birdsong. "The hi-tech cyber-sprawl of toxic wastes and soulless megacorporations collides with an ancient otherworld when Elven magic - good evil, chaotic, and powerful enough to transform or destroy worlds - awakes. This is the shadow war of nations, blocs, heroes, and monsters all battling to rule both Faery and the Future...Magic first explodes around dreamy young museum guard John Reddy when a goblin-haunted mystery woman forces him to bring King Arthur from the stasis of eons. Now, pursued from slums to the otherworld by street gangs, spies, demon assassins, Feds, and faeries, John and the Reborn King must find and unleash the sorcerous Caliburn. But if they succeed, Earth may be destroyed. And if they fail, Earth will be destroyed..." Interiors - pages browning very lightly, previous owner's name at top of title page of book 2, otherwise clean and tight. Exteriors - light edge wear, small light stain to bottom corner of approx. first 50 pages, spines flat and uncreased. VG 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
CELTIC TALES., Chmelova, Elena.  Foreword by Frank Delaney.
7 Chmelova, Elena. Foreword by Frank Delaney. CELTIC TALES.
Twickenham Tiger Books International 1998 1840560266 / 9781840560268 Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Zdenka Krejcova. 
205 pp, 4to (11" H). Pictorial endpapers. B&w and colour illustrations. A collection of 21 "most unusual folk and fairy tales. The Irish stories go back to the great Sagas, and there are also Celtic tales from Scotland, Wales and Brittany. The characters - kings, elves, peasants, monsters, heroes and lovely ladies - talk to one another the way real people do. The countryside as it was long ago is precisely and powerfully evoked; the stories are full of high adventure and romance, humour and pathos. They take the reader into a world of fantasy which is at the same time intensely real." Contents: Foreword; Introduction; King Conal's Horse (Ireland); How Gwion Became the Most Renowned of All the Singers (Wales); The Silver Hare (Brittany); Jamie and the Sleeping Beauty (Ireland); Big-Eyes (Wales); Diarmuid Redbeard the Magician (Ireland); The Three Miller's Sons (Brittany); The Fruit from the Garden of Vleago (Ireland); Glen Gowan (Scotland); The Truthful Prince (Galicia); Liam Donn (Ireland); How the Proud Town of Is Was Engulfed by the Sea (Brittany); How the Fisherman's Wife Saved the Elf-Queen's Child (Scotland); Master Goban (Ireland); How the Beautiful Helen Became Queen of Rome (Wales); How the Korrigans Dried their Gold (Brittany); Foxglove and the Little People (Ireland); How Janet Fought against the Queen of the Elves (Scotland); The Princess from the Enchanted Castle (Ireland); The Younger Brother (Brittany); What the Storyteller Did when He Ran out of Stories (Ireland). Bump to top of rear hinge. Dust jacket has very light edge wrinkling, creases at top of rear hinge, very light 1 1/2" line indentation on front panel picture, minor rubbing. 
Price: 18.00 USD
 
 
CELTIC TALES., Chmelova, Elena.  Foreword by Frank Delaney.
8 Chmelova, Elena. Foreword by Frank Delaney. CELTIC TALES.
Twickenham Tiger Books International 1998 1840560266 / 9781840560268 Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Zdenka Krejcova. 
205 pp, 4to (11" H). Pictorial endpapers. B&w and colour illustrations. A collection of 21 "most unusual folk and fairy tales. The Irish stories go back to the great Sagas, and there are also Celtic tales from Scotland, Wales and Brittany. The characters - kings, elves, peasants, monsters, heroes and lovely ladies - talk to one another the way real people do. The countryside as it was long ago is precisely and powerfully evoked; the stories are full of high adventure and romance, humour and pathos. They take the reader into a world of fantasy which is at the same time intensely real." Contents: Foreword; Introduction; King Conal's Horse (Ireland); How Gwion Became the Most Renowned of All the Singers (Wales); The Silver Hare (Brittany); Jamie and the Sleeping Beauty (Ireland); Big-Eyes (Wales); Diarmuid Redbeard the Magician (Ireland); The Three Miller's Sons (Brittany); The Fruit from the Garden of Vleago (Ireland); Glen Gowan (Scotland); The Truthful Prince (Galicia); Liam Donn (Ireland); How the Proud Town of Is Was Engulfed by the Sea (Brittany); How the Fisherman's Wife Saved the Elf-Queen's Child (Scotland); Master Goban (Ireland); How the Beautiful Helen Became Queen of Rome (Wales); How the Korrigans Dried their Gold (Brittany); Foxglove and the Little People (Ireland); How Janet Fought against the Queen of the Elves (Scotland); The Princess from the Enchanted Castle (Ireland); The Younger Brother (Brittany); What the Storyteller Did when He Ran out of Stories (Ireland). Bump to top of spine, tiny bump to three corners. Dust jacket has light wrinkling to top of spine and flap-folds. 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
SPELLJAMMER.  THE FIRST FIVE VOLUMES OF THE CLOAKMASTER CYCLE.  ONE. BEYOND THE MOONS.  TWO. INTO THE VOID.  THREE. THE MAELSTROM'S EYE.  FOUR. THE RADIANT DRAGON.  FIVE. THE BROKEN SPHERE., Cook, David; Findley, Nigel; Moore, Roger E.;  and Cunningham, Elaine
9 Cook, David; Findley, Nigel; Moore, Roger E.; and Cunningham, Elaine SPELLJAMMER. THE FIRST FIVE VOLUMES OF THE CLOAKMASTER CYCLE. ONE. BEYOND THE MOONS. TWO. INTO THE VOID. THREE. THE MAELSTROM'S EYE. FOUR. THE RADIANT DRAGON. FIVE. THE BROKEN SPHERE.
Lake Geneva, WI TSR First printings. Mass Market Paperbacks Very Good - Cover art Jeff Easley, Kelly Freas, Michael Scott. 
The first five volumes of 'The Cloakmaster Cycle' - 7" H. **Volume Six: The Ultimate Helm is not included here.** 1. Beyond the Moons - 311 pp, 1991, ISBN 1560761539. "Little did Teldin Moore know there was life beyond Krynn's moons - until a crashed spelljamming ship demolished his farm and changed his life! With a dying alien's magical cloak and cryptic words, he quickly discovers that he's a popular fellow. He and his giff companion race to find Astinus of Palanthas and the gnomes of Mount Nevermind to learn why, before the mostrous neogi can find them!" 2. Into the Void - 311 pp, 1991, ISBN 1560761547. "Plunged into a sea of alien faces, Teldin Moore isn't sure whom to trust. His gnomish sidewheeler is attacked by space pirates, and he is saved by a hideous mind flayer who offers to help the human use his magical cloak - but for whose gain? Teldin learns the basics of spell-jamming, and he seeks an ancient arcane, one who might tell him more." 3. The Maelstrom's Eye - 313 pp, 1992, ISBN 1560763442. "From an elven admiral at the Rock of Bral, Teldin Moore learns more about his cloak's past and its potential powers - but he doesn't count on being caught up in the hurri-cane of the second Unhuman War. Vengeful humanoids rampage through the Known Spheres, and they're on Teldin's trail even as he hunts for the ultimate spacefaring ship of all: the mighty 'Spell-jammer'!" 4. The Radiant Dragon - 312 pp, 1992, ISBN 1560763469. "Teldin Moore is looking for the great ship 'Spelljammer'. A radiant dragon holds the key to commanding the great ship but needs Teldin's help to take control. Meanwhile, the elves seek his assistance in the second Unhuman War, where a group of elf-hating monsters trades with goblinoids for a secret weapon against the elven Imperial Fleet. But someone in Teldin's inner circle is pulling all parties toward battle." 5. The Broken Sphere - 314 pp, 1993, ISBN 1560765968. "Teldin Moore's magic amulet allows him to 'see' through the eyes of the great ship 'Spelljammer', across the wilds of space. Following clues from an ancient gnomish library and the vision he sees, he traces the mighty craft through the crystal spheres. He employs his magical cloak's powers and discovers his quarry's home, but Teldin's cloak - and the possibility it could give him control over the 'Spelljammer' - continues to draw enemies, often in the guise of friends. Will he survive long enough to face the final danger that awaits him at the point of the 'Spelljammer's' origin - the Broken Sphere?" Interiors - very light to light browning to inside of covers, slight toning to pages; book five has light creases at top corner of last few pages and a few tiny corner creases elsewhere; otherwise all books are clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exteriors - book two has a twist to the spine, one crease down spine, small number on bottom of text block and a small sticker removal mark on front cover; book three has light edge wear on front cover and tiny dents on rear cover; book four has very light edge wear; book five has lean to spine and two creases down spine, creases at top corner of rear cover, edge wear, and a tiny corner crease on front cover. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
SCYLLA AND CHARYBDIS.  MONSTER OF MYTHOLOGY SERIES., Evslin, Bernard.
10 Evslin, Bernard. SCYLLA AND CHARYBDIS. MONSTER OF MYTHOLOGY SERIES.
Chelsea House, New York, 1989, first edition. 
100 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 155546257X Color illustrations. "....tells the story of Scylla and Charybdis - two maidens turned monster - and the deadly peril found in the watery grave between them. Scylla begins as a beautiful but lonely orphan raised by wolves. Nisus, the rightful but unlucky king of Egypt, falls in love and weds her - not realizing that it might be impossible to tame the wild ways of the wolf-girl. Betrayal leads to Scylla's transformat ion into a sea monster that is half Nereid and half wolf pack. One half lures; the other devours. Charybdis becomes accursed through her own caprice. Having spent her youth as a spoiled princess, she is transformed into a monster as gre e d y f o r s e awater as she had been for the objects of her desire. Twice a day she drinks the tide, and any ships sailing in it. Twice a day she spits it out again, corpses and all. This is the exciting saga of Scylla and Charybdis and the m ay he m c au se d w he n they are brought together in a swirling, narrow passage through which many ships and men must pass. It tells of those who meet their death there and of the perils encountered by the hero Ulysses in that deadly strait." Dus t j ack et h as min or w rin kl ing at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds. F/VG+ 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
THE HERO WITH AN AFRICAN FACE:  MYTHIC WISDOM OF TRADITIONAL AFRICA., Ford, Clyde W.
11 Ford, Clyde W. THE HERO WITH AN AFRICAN FACE: MYTHIC WISDOM OF TRADITIONAL AFRICA.
New York Bantam 1999 0553105442 / 9780553105445 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good- 
227 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H). B&w drawings, map. Contents: Preface; Acknowledgements; A Map of the People and Myths of Africa; Guidelines for the Pronunciation of African Words; List of Watermarks; List of Illustrations and Table; Voices of the Ancestors; The Hero with an African Face; Myths of Death and Resurrection; The Soul's High Adventure; The Heart of the Sacred Warrior; The Way of the Master Animals; The Goddess of Africa; Orishas: Mysteries of a Divine Self; Myths at the Beginning and End of Creation; Closing the Sacred Circle; Endnotes and Permissions; Bibliography; Art Credits; Index; About the Author. "African myths convey the perennial wisdom of humanity: the creation of the world, the hero's journey, our relationship with nature, death, and resurrection. From the Ashanti comes the moving account of the grief-stricken Kwasi Benefo's journey to the underworld to seek his beloved wives. From Uganda we learn of the legendary Kintu, who won the love of a goddess and created a nation from a handful of isolated clans. The Congo's epic hero Mwindo is the sacred warrior who shows us the path each person must travel to discover his true destiny. Many myths reveal the intimacy of human and animal spirits, and Ford also explores the archetypal forces of the 'orishas' - the West African deities that were carried to the Americas in the Africa diaspora." Minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has minor edge wrinkling, minor rubbing, 3" light knife score mark on spine. 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
THE SENSE OF ORDER:  A STUDY IN THE PSYCHOLOGY OF DECORATIVE ART., Gombrich, E.H.
12 Gombrich, E.H. THE SENSE OF ORDER: A STUDY IN THE PSYCHOLOGY OF DECORATIVE ART.
Oxford Phaidon 1980 0714817325 / 9780714817323 Second Impression. Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good 
411 pp, 10 3/4" H. Profusely illustrated in b&w and colour. "After an Introduction on Order and Purpose in Nature, which offers a novel approach to the study of pattern, the first chapters deal with the criticism of ornament, the cult of simplicity and the debates about design in Victorian England, in which such eminent critics as Ruskin, Owen Jones and Gottfried Semper made a permanent contribution to theoretical issues. The craftsman's practice of pattern-making is studied as a response to the challenges of material, of geometrical laws and psychological constraints, after which the author examines the perception and the effects of visual orders in the light of recent research. The relation-ship between psychology and history is the theme of four final chapters which deal with the tenacity of ornamental traditions, their modification by the changing styles and fashions of different periods, the role of symbolism in the origin and the use of motifs, and the psychological roots of the grotesque, oscillating between magic and humour. An Epilogue reviews some of the analogies between the spatial orders of decorative design and the temporal patterns of the dance, of poetry and, notably, of music, not forgetting the 'kinetic art' of our century. This absorbing work, the fruit of a lifetime's interest in the most universal and yet strangely neglected manifestation of human creativity, is based on the Wrightsman Lectures given by the author in 1970 under the auspices of the Institute of Fine Arts of New York University." Very minor edge wear, minor wrinkling at bottom of spine. Dust jacket has very light edge wear/wrinkling, one tiny tear archivally taped. 
Price: 40.00 USD
 
 
FEW SURVIVED: A COMPREHENSIVE SURVEY OF SUBMARINE ACCIDENTS AND DISASTERS., Gray, Edwyn.
13 Gray, Edwyn. FEW SURVIVED: A COMPREHENSIVE SURVEY OF SUBMARINE ACCIDENTS AND DISASTERS.
Leo Cooper, London, 1986. 
260 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 043618740X B&w photographs, drawings. "This is the first comprehensive account of every peacetime submarine disaster from 1774 to the present day. It is, however, very far from being just a list of what sunk, where, when and why, for the author examines most of the important sinkings in considerable detail, analysing what went wrong and describing the attempts made at rescuing the crew and/or the vessel. In this way he traces t he development of the submarine from the earliest experimental submersibles of the late eighteenth century down to the nuclear-powered monsters of today, describing in parallel the developments of underwater rescue operations and survival tec h n i q u e s ....The appendices include the most comprehensive and accurate list of submarine disasters ever printed, updated to June 1985, in the compilation of which the author has had the co-operation of the US, French, Italian, Danish and Japan es e Na vi es , as well as that of the RN Submarine Museum and the German 'U-Boot Archiv'." Minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has been price clipped, has very light edge wrinkling, small area of laminate loss at bottom of front pan el . Ver y G oo d+/ Very Good 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
14 Grubb, Jeff. Artwork by Todd Fox. Edited by Thomas Reid. FORGOTTEN REALMS COMIC BOOK: THE GRAND TOUR.
[TSR, 1996]. 
Unpaginated, 10 3/16" H, stapled in wraps - comic book format. Color comics throughout. The wizard Elminster takes an apprentice on a tour of the Forgotten Realms... Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor edge wear, faint line indentations and very faint foxing marks on rear panel, small crease at bottom rear corner. VG 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
WHALERS NO MORE:  A HISTORY OF WHALING ON THE WEST COAST., Hagelund, W.A.
15 Hagelund, W.A. WHALERS NO MORE: A HISTORY OF WHALING ON THE WEST COAST.
Madeira Park, BC Harbour 1987 0920080022 / 9780920080023 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
211 pp, 9 1/4" H. B&w photographs, drawings, maps. "Over 30,000 whales were killed in the Pacific Northwest between 1905 and 1972, and the business of capturing and processing them created its own mythology. Here are tales of the monsters that almost got away, of whales that rammed the ships trying to capture them, and of the whalers themselves, who lived always on the edge of danger, risking life and limb in pursuit of the biggest animals in the world. Many of the old whalers were avid collectors of maritime lore, and their stories of whales and of the life in the sea - the sperm whale's ambergris, freaks of enormous size or those with legs, and giant octopus and sea monsters - create a vivid background to William Hagelund's very personal history of whaling on the west coast." Light wrinkling at bottom of spine, small ink mark at top edge of rear board. Dust jacket has very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, minor rubbing on rear panel. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
BEOWULF:  A NEW VERSE TRANSLATION.  BILINGUAL EDITION., Heaney, Seamus.
16 Heaney, Seamus. BEOWULF: A NEW VERSE TRANSLATION. BILINGUAL EDITION.
New York Farrar, Straus & Giroux 2000 0374111197 / 9780374111199 Twelfth printing. Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ 
213 pp + family trees & acknowledgements, 9 1/4" H. Bilingual text (English/Old English) on facing pages. "Composed toward the end of the first millennium of our era, 'Beowulf' is the elegiac narrative of the adventures of Beowulf, a Scandianavian hero who saves the Danes from the seemingly invincible monster Grendel and, later, from Grendel's mother. He then returns to his own country and dies in old age in a vivid fight against a dragon. The poem is about encountering the monstrous, defeating it, and then having to live on in the exhausted aftermath. In the contours of this story, at once remote and uncannily familiar at the beginning of the twenty-first century, Seamus Heaney finds a resonance that summons power to the poetry from deep beneath its surface. Drawn to what he calls the 'four-squareness of the utterance' in 'Beowulf' and its immense emotional credibility, Heaney gives these epic qualities new and convincing reality for the contemporary reader." Previous owner's chop mark (stamp) on free front endpaper, small bump at bottom of front hinge. Dust jacket has very light wrinkling at bottom of front hinge. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
17 Henderson, Eric & Sonik, Madeline, eds. (Kenneth J. Harvey, Norman Ravvin, Elyse Gasco, Jennifer Mitton, Andre Alexis, Rai Berzins, Michael Kenyon, Kenneth J. Emberly, Madeline Sonik, Derek McCormack, Ann Diamond, Meira Cook, Ernest Hekkanen, et al. FRESH BLOOD: NEW CANADIAN GOTHIC FICTION.
Winnipeg, Manitoba Ravenstone 1998 0888012284 / 9780888012289 Soft Cover Very Good+ 
202 pp, 8 1/2" H. "(A) collection written by some of the best writers in Canada. These stories tap into the deep fears in us all. A man's sexual fantasy becomes a frightening, hallucinatory embrace of what seems to him the ghost of his dead wife / While living an apparently 'normal' life, a man descends into a personal hell cohabited by monsters and outcasts / A blackly humorous story of teenage rebellion is also a tale of abandonment and family dysfunction. The stories in this anthology may cause sleepless nights, bad dreams and general unease. You've been warned. Welcome to the Nightmare." Contents: Introduction; Into the Places of Those Lost; The Story of an Eye; These Are Ghost Stories; The Last Ferry; Letters (On a Book Lately Circulating in the Offices of Transport Canada); Cerberus; The Beautiful Children; A Thin White Hand; The Apostle; Peterborough; Evil Eye; Instructions for Navigating a Labyrinth; Miasma; Torch; Hounds. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks, tiny bump at bottom corner of textblock. Exterior - very minor edgewear/rubbing, spine flat and uncreased. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
18 Her Imperial Highness Princess Takamado. Illustrated by Brian Wildsmith. KATIE AND THE DREAM-EATER.
Oxford University Press, (Oxford, 1996), Ist edition. 
Unpaginated, 4to (12 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0192790056 Beautifully illustrated on every page by Brian Wildsmith in wonderful vivid colors. A charming story, written by Princess Takamado of Japan. "The little dream-eater came fr om beyond the rainbow, from the land of fantastic creatures. Although he was only little, he came to help Katie conquer her bad dreams and to fight all the ferocious dream monsters..." Dust jacket has very minor rubbing. Near Fine/Very G o o d + 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
19 Holdstock, Robert. Cover art by Christopher Zacharow. MYTHAGO WOOD.
Arbor House, New York, (1984), book club edition. 
214 pp, 8vo, hard cover in dust jacket. "On the edge of the (ancient British) forest the Huxley family lives. In the 1930s, George Huxley discovered some of the mysteries of the wood and, until his death in 1946, was obsessed with its exploration. Now, his son, Christian, lives again in the house by the wood and has discovered his father's notes. His brother, Steven, has disappeared into the wood, taking up the father's quest, and Chris is caught up gradually in the mystery. For a strange disjunction with reality appears in and around the wood invading the Huxley home. Here in this ancient place are preserved in living actuality the mythic personages of the human racial unconscious, who inhabit the wood. One who approaches the wood enters another world, the most primitive and powerful existence that humanity can imagine. And Chris must follow the others, including the beautiful huntress Mythago, on a journey to the far heart ot the wood, where the most ancient and perilous monsters still live. And rule..." Tiny dent to top edge of boards, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, small scuff on rear hinge. Dust jacket has light edge wear/wrinkling - mainly along top edge and at bottom of spine, small tear with crease at top of rear panel, light tiny foxing marks along top inside edge, very light browning to spine and rear panel. VG/VG- 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
20 Hughes, Robert Don. Cover art by Romas. PELMEN THE POWERSHAPER - WIZARD & DRAGON DUOLOGY. 1. THE FORGING OF THE DRAGON. 2. THE FAITHFUL TRAITOR. 2 VOLUME SET.
Del Rey, New York, (1989, 1992), Ist editions. 
291 pp, 277 pp, - mass market paperbacks - 2 volumes. "The ancient One Land had been broken into six warring fragments. And in Lamath, one of those fragments, Seagryn was getting married to the lovely Elaryl. The problems that beset the Land couldn't have bothered him less. Then suddenly, he turned into a savage beast - a monstrous tugolith. He was a wizard, a magic user in Lamath, where magic was anathema! And shortly thereafter, he was an outcast, and marriage to Elaryl was forever forbidden. From then on, things grew difficult for the new powershaper. Sheth, the mightiest wizard of all, soon became his enemy. Dark, the boy whose prophecies were always accurate, involved him in the Conspiracy to create a dragon that would ravage the land. And somehow, despite his power and good intentions, things never worked out as Seagryn intended!" Interiors - pages browning very lightly, otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks, Exteriors - very light edge wear, light line scuff on front cover of book 2, faint crease on spine of book 1. VG 
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