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1 Baring-Gould, Sabine. Introduction by Michael Lord. THE BOOK OF WERE-WOLVES: BEING AN ACCOUNT OF A TERRIBLE SUPERSTITION.
New York Causeway Books 1973 0883560089 / 9780883560082 Hard Cover Very Good - Good- 
266 pp, 9 1/4" H. "Werewolves are human beings who through magic change into animal form and lust for the flesh of other humans or animals. The tradition of werewolves goes back to the dawn of history and it is found in countries all over the world. There is even a scientific term for it - Lycanthropy - which denotes the magical transformation of man into beast or the belief that such changes take place. In this book, (first published in 1865, the author) advances as an explantion of werewolves, a theory of an innate cruelty and blood lust in mankind, dimly veiled by civilization." Chapter headings: Lycanthropy among the Ancients; The Were-wolf in the North; The Origin of the Scandinavian Were-wolf; The Were-wolf in the Middle Ages; A Chapter of Horrors; Jean Grenier; Folk-lore Relating to Were-wolves; Natural Causes of Lycanthropy; Mythological Origin of the Were-wolf Myth; The Marechal De Retz - I. The Investigation of Charges; The Marechal De Retz - II. The Trial; Marechal de Retz - III. The Sentence and Execution; A Galician Were-wolf; Anomalous Case - The Human Hyaena; A Sermon on Were-wolves. A few pages with very tiny crease at top corner, bump at top of spine, light wrinkling at bottom of spine, minor edge wear, three small corner bumps. Dust jacket has light soiling - mainly on rear panel, yellow spine color has faded to white, light fading at top of front panel and on hinges, light edge wear/wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
THE SECRET WORLD OF THE FLOWER FAIRIES., Barker, Cicely Mary.
2 Barker, Cicely Mary. THE SECRET WORLD OF THE FLOWER FAIRIES.
London Frederick Warne 1998 072324457X / 9780723244578 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Cicely Mary Barker. 
127 pp, 10 1/4" H. Beautifully illustrated in full colour throughout. "Have you ever wondered where the fairies dance at midnight balls or when fairy queens hold court? This delightful book delves into the mysterious private life of the Flower Fairies, revealing their deepest secrets and explaining the work-ings of their invisible communities. A treasure trove of whimsical information, (it) is sure to enchant readers, young and old." Contents: Introduction to the Flower Fairies; The Fairy Court; Homes and Housekeeping; Jobs; Baby Fairies; The Fairy Market; Animal Friends; Food; Music; Dance; Fun and Games; The Fairy Year; The Garden Fairies; The Woodland Fairies; The Meadow Fairies; The Way-side Fairies. Large, neat ink gift inscription on front free endpaper. Dust jacket has a 1 1/2" clean tear at bottom of front hinge archivally taped, protected in a mylar sleeve. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
THE BESTIARY OF CHRIST., Charbonneau-Lassay, Louis.  Translated/abridged by D.M. Dooling.
3 Charbonneau-Lassay, Louis. Translated/abridged by D.M. Dooling. THE BESTIARY OF CHRIST.
New York Arkana / Penguin 1992 0140194495 / 9780140194494 Soft Cover Very Good+ Woodcuts by the Author. 
467 pp, 9" H. B&w illustrations. "A legendary work of religious scholarship and art history, available in English for the first time. This extraordinary - and extraordinarily beautiful - volume introduces readers to a compendium of animal symbolism that ranks with the greatest of classical and medieval bestiaries. (It) was the life's work of the French Catholic scholar Louis Charbonneau-Lessay, who combed the religious traditions of ancient Egypt, classical Greece and Rome, early and medieval Christianity, Gnosticism, Kabbalah, and alchemy to research it. First published in France at the outbreak of World War II and nearly destroyed in the war's devastations, this masterpiece of scholarship has been translated and abridged (from its original thousand-page length) by D.M. Dooling, the founder and editorial director of 'Parabola: The Magazine of Myth and Tradition', and includes 400 woodcuts by the author." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - remainder mark on top of text block. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
VOYAGE OF THE BASSET., Christensen, James C.  With Renwick St. James and Alan Dean Foster.
4 Christensen, James C. With Renwick St. James and Alan Dean Foster. VOYAGE OF THE BASSET.
New York Greenwich Workshop / Artisan 1996 1885183585 / 9781885183583 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good James C. Christensen. 
168 pp, 10 1/4" H x 10 1/4" D. Profusely illustrated with colour and b&w drawings. "Pledging allegiance to (H.M.S.) Basset's motto, Credendo Vides - Seing Believing, One Sees - (nine year old) Cassandra, her sceptical older sister, Miranda, and their father, Professor Algernon Aisling, set out in search of the ancient legends. From the flickering flight of faeries to the mermaids' siren songs, a labyrinth-bound Minotaur to a fire-breathing dragon, the Aisling family witnesses firsthand the wonder of mythological worlds. Cassandra's adventures intertwine with her father's scientific scribblings to present both new tales and the essence of classic myths. (This book) takes the reader on a fantastical journey of discovery." Tiny dint on top edge of front board, minor edge wear. Dust jacket has light line indentations and rubbing on front/rear panels, very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds. 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
5 Crossley-Holland, Kevin, chosen and introduction by. (Thomas Crofton Croker, Edward Clodd, Sir John Rhys, George Waldron, Helen Waddell, Sir Walter Scott, Joseph Jacobs, Alan Garner, Thomas Keightley, Hugh Miller, Ernest M. Marwick, P.H. Emerson, et al.) FOLK-TALES OF THE BRITISH ISLES.
London Folio Society 1985 Hard Cover Very Good Hannah Firmin. 
393 pp, 9" H. Bound in quarter black cloth, light green paper boards with a pattern in dark green based on a design by Birgitte Cramer, light green endpapers. Gilt lettering/decoration on spine. Medium brown slipcase. Hannah Firmin's b&w wood-engravings consist of a frontispiece and 57 head-pieces, one of which is used seven times. A collection of folk-tales, legends and fairy tales from England, Scotland, Wales, Ireland and the Isle of Man, under the headings: Fairies; Origins and Causes; Kings and Heroes; Fabulous Beasts; Nursery and Jocular; Ghosts; Fables and Animal Tales; Giants and Strong Men; Historical; Saints and Devils; Enchantment; Envoi. Tiny bump at bottom of rear hinge. Slipcase has tiny dent on one front edge, light soiling on bottom panel, very small bump at one top rear corner. 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
6 Duane, O.B. AFRICAN MYTHS & LEGENDS.
Brockhampton, (London, 1998). 
128 pp, 4to, HC in dust jacket. Beautifully illustrated in color with reproductions of paintings and etchings. "Populated by spirits and demons, sorcerers and tricksters, warriors and gods, animals and reptiles, African mythology is hugely divers e, yet innately accessible and realistic. The African continent hosts over one thousand languages and with each comes a unique twist to the extraordinary tales which characterize the fabric of their mythological tapestry...(this book) i s a d a z z l i n g collection of the most enthralling of these tales...a powerful tribute to the sagacity and the extraordinary originality of Africa, whose unique interpretation of life and the world around us has such timeless appeal." Very mi n or ed ge we ar t o du st jacket. This is a new, unread book - bright and clean. NF/NF 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
7 Herbert, Zbigniew. Translated from the Polish by John and Bogdana Carpenter. THE KING OF THE ANTS: MYTHOLOGICAL ESSAYS.
Ecco Press, (Hopewell, New Jersey, 1999), Ist edition. 
85 pp, 8vo, hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0880016183 "This new prose collection from the late Zbigniew Herbert, available for the first time in English, is a witty, sage retelling of myths and tales 'simple and as old as the world'...the eleven pieces in (this book) present Herbert's very different 'apocryphal' views of the mythological past..." Minor wrinkling at top of spine. Dust jacket has slight darkening on flap-folds and on spine. Very Good+/Very Good 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
J. W. WATERHOUSE.  (J W), Hobson, Anthony.  (John W. Waterhouse.)
8 Hobson, Anthony. (John W. Waterhouse.) J. W. WATERHOUSE. (J W)
Phaidon, Oxford, (1989). 
126 pp + index, 4to (11 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. Profusely illustrated with color and b&w reproductions. "John W. Waterhouse (1849-1917) was acclaimed during his lifetime as one of England's finest painters. This judgment has been endorsed in recent years as the painter's reputation - and the value of his work - have reached new heights...He began to exhitit in the 1870s and from then on his career unfolded steadily; he was elected a full Royal Academician in 1895, and his Diploma painting, 'The Mermaid', remains one of the best-loved of all Victorian paintings. Waterhouse was a master of narrative painting, and in his historical and mythological works he displayed an unerring feeling for the dramatic moment, combined with a fine sense of composition and superb painting technique. But above all it is the haunting beauty of his wistful female models that has ensured his lasting popularity...Anthony Hobson brings a painter's eye to the appreciation of Waterhouse, and with its outstanding colour reproductions this new study will finally establish the artist as one of the great masters of Victorian painting." Faint erased pencil mark on free front endpaper, minor edge wear. Dust jacket has light rubbing, light edge wrinkling, very light edge wear at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds. VG/VG- 
Price: 65.00 USD
 
 
9 Lewis, C.S. THE LION, THE WITCH AND THE WARDROBE.
London Collins 1983 0001831402 / 9780001831407 Reprint Hard Cover Very Good Very Good- Pauline Baynes. 
173 pp, 8" H. B&w drawings. "Peter, Susan, Edmund and Lucy find their way through the back of a wardrobe into the strange land of Narnia. There, Edmund meets the witch who needed two boys and two girls to hold her spell over this enchanted land. And soon the children meet Aslan, Lord of the Word - the lion, and their adventures begin." Tiny bump at top corner of two page leaves, book is slightly cocked, light soiling on bottom of text block, tiny ink mark on front board, slight bump to top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has light wear and wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, very small tear at top of front hinge - archivally taped, minor browning, light rubbing on panels - small line indentation on rear panel. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
10 Lutz, Cora E. THE OLDEST LIBRARY MOTTO AND OTHER LIBRARY ESSAYS.
Archon, Hamden, Connecticut, 1979, Ist edition. 
176 pp, 8vo, hard cover in dust jacket. B&w illus from manuscripts/early books, reproductions of contemporary drawings/paintings. "As cataloger of pre-1600 manuscripts at the Beineke Rare Book and Manuscript Library at Yale University, Miss Lutz has long delighted in...excrusion(s) into the world of libraries, where the quest for a single bit of information is often accompanied by detours into interesting byways. The new and unexpected treasures found in these detours are the subjects of the sixteen essays collected here." Minor wrinkling at top of spine. Dust jacket has minor edge wear/wrinkling, light browning/soiling. VG+/VG 
Price: 30.00 USD
 
 
DREAMQUESTS:  THE ART OF DON MAITZ., Maitz, Don, foreword.  Introduction by Raymond E. Feist.  Afterword by Janny Wurts.
11 Maitz, Don, foreword. Introduction by Raymond E. Feist. Afterword by Janny Wurts. DREAMQUESTS: THE ART OF DON MAITZ.
Novato, California Underwood-Miller 1993 0887331750 / 9780887331756 Hard Cover Very Good Very Good+ Don Maitz. 
98 pp, 11 1/4" H. Profusely illustrated in color. "Since his professinal debut nearly 20 years ago, artist Don Maitz has been giving form to the fantastic in a way that has won him widespread recognition by both his professional peers and an enthusiastic public. Following up on the success of 'First Maitz', this volume is a lavishly produced collection of some of Maitz's most popular works, as well as some never-before-published paintings. Exhibiting a fanatical attention to detail, the paintings apply surrealist technique to surreal situations. Maitz likes to mix modern imagery with medieval icons and his pictures frequently display a keen sense of wit. (He) has designed more than 250 book covers for some of today's leading authors of cutting-edge science fiction, including Isaac Asimov, Ray Bradbury, Piers Anthony, Stephen King, Raymond E. Feist, C.J. Cherryh, Janny Wurts and Gene Wolfe. His visceral and adventurous visions have also attracted commercial clients for national advertising: Eastman Kodak, NBC, and Captain Morgan Spiced Rum. (He) has received the Silver Medallion from the American Society of Illustrators, the Hugo Award and the Howard Award for Best Artist at the Sixth World Fantasy Convention." Soft crease at top corner of first few pages, slight waviness to edges of textblock. Dust jacket has very minor edge wrinkling. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
'GRIFF' ON THE GREMLIN., Marshall, D.J. And F.V.G. Royce.
12 Marshall, D.J. And F.V.G. Royce. 'GRIFF' ON THE GREMLIN.
London The Pilot Press 1943 First Edition Hard Cover Good- Len Kirley. 
64 pp, 7 1/2" H. Pictorial front cover. To air and ground crew in the Second World War, the cause of many accidents and malfunctions was 'Gremlins' the mythological mischief-makers of the air. Here, in verse and pictures, the authors provide the 'griff' or intelligence on this tricky beast. Previous owner's bookplate on front pastedown, two previous owner's names and dates on front free endpaper, separation between page gatherings at pages 16/17 but still holding firmly, small faint soiling mark at top of page 40, wear to edges of boards and spine, rubbing to boards with soiling on rear board, a few tiny edge bumps and at corners. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
MABON AND THE MYSTERIES OF BRITAIN:  AN EXPLORATION OF THE MABINOGION., Matthews, Caitlin.
13 Matthews, Caitlin. MABON AND THE MYSTERIES OF BRITAIN: AN EXPLORATION OF THE MABINOGION.
London Arkana 1987 1850630526 / 9781850630524 First Edition Soft Cover Very Good Chesca Potter. 
205 pp, small 8vo (7 3/4" H). B&w illustrations. "On one level (this) is a literary guide and deals with the mythological patterns which underlie the Mabinogion. On another, it is a deep exploration of the Western Mysteries as they emerge from the tales of the Four Branches, of Colhwch and Olwen and Taliesin. Within these stories lie the identities of two major figures of the native tradition: Mabon, the Wondrous Youth who is lost and found, and Modron, his mother, the Great Goddess herself. Here the initiatory pattern of Britain's inner guardians is revealed in the Succession of the Pendragons; the release of Mabon is affected with the help of the Totem Beasts, before the birth of time; while the cosmic harp of the Wondrous Youth ushers in the Aquarian Age. Drawing on this first exploration of the Mabinogion, the reader can trace for himself the archetypes and mythological themes from which these medieval stories, themselves descendants of proto-Celtic oral tradition, are derived." Interior - very light browning to pages, otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor edge wear, soft crease at top part of front hinge, light browning to edges of text block, small soft corner crease on rear cover, spine flat and uncreased, ISBN label on rear cover. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
LEGENDS OF THE MISSISSAUGAS,, Mills, W. Gordon.  Illustrations by Saul Mamakeesick.
14 Mills, W. Gordon. Illustrations by Saul Mamakeesick. LEGENDS OF THE MISSISSAUGAS,
Altona / Natural Heritage, (Toronto), 1992. 
48 pp, 11" H, soft cover. ISBN 0969572905 "An epic retelling in poetic form of the creation myth of the Mississaugas. The author of the poem, W. Gordon Mills, was a businessman with the T. Eaton Company in Toronto in 1923 when he wrote the poem. He was later to serve as Deputy Minister of National Defence for Naval Services in the Second World War. In recognition of his wartime work he was named a Companion of the Order of Saint Michael and Saint George (CMG). The poem is illustrated by eleven paintings, specially commissioned for this publication. The paintings are the work of Saul Mamakeesick, a young Cree/Ojibway artist from Sandy Lake in Northern Ontario. Mamakeesick's art shows the influence of the Woodland School of Native Art which first began to depict Anishinabeg legendary heroes in its art in the early 1970s." Inside - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - clean and bright. Fine 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
15 Neverov, O. ANTIQUE INTAGLIOS IN THE HERMITAGE COLLECTION
Leningrad Aurora Art 1976 Hard Cover Fine No Jacket - (as issued) 
111 pp of text + 145 colour plates, 6 13/16" H. Black cloth with pastedown of intaglio on front board, gold lettering on spine, gold lettering/banding on front board, integral ribbon bookmark. Cream coloured slipcase - no dust jacket (as issued). Bilingual text - English / Russian (Cyrillic). Slipcase has light to moderate browning, light soiling, has been covered with laminate which is lightly rubbed and is in Good+ condition. 
Price: 50.00 USD
 
 
MYTH, LEGEND & ROMANCE:  AN ENCYCLOPAEDIA OF THE IRISH FOLK TRADITION.  (ENCYCLOPEDIA), O hOgain, Daithi, Dr.
16 O hOgain, Daithi, Dr. MYTH, LEGEND & ROMANCE: AN ENCYCLOPAEDIA OF THE IRISH FOLK TRADITION. (ENCYCLOPEDIA)
New York Prentice Hall 1991 0132759594 / 9780132759595 First American Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good 
453 pp, 4to (11" H). B&w illustrations. "In (this book), Daithi O hOgain examines the folk tradition of Ireland and so opens a special window to the Irish - from the misty legends of the Tuatha de Danann , the martial glory of the Irish epics, to the gentler realms of the island's saints and scholars. (It) is the first standard reference book ever compiled combining the related fields of (Irish) folklore, myth, legend and romance literature in one volume. This substantial work covers in alphabetical order all of the stories concerning the characters in the narrative history of the selected tradition. It incorporates the mythological, Ulster, Fianna, and Kings cycles as well as the hagiography, folk tales, and customs of Ireland. (Provides) a full list of sources given in abbreviated form as an adjunct to each entry which refer to a complete bibliography forming a separate part of the volume. Several indexes are employed as well as a short introduction to Gaelic and a pronunciation guide." Tiny shallow dent on bottom edge of front board. Dust jacket has very light edge wear/wrinkling, tiny dent on front hinge, minor rubbing. 
Price: 27.50 USD
 
 
17 Purkis, Christine. PADDLEFEET.
The Bodley Head, London, (1997), Ist edition. 
156 pp, 8vo, HC in dust jacket. "Peering into the depths from up above, the girl glimpses a flash of blue and a sequined tail. Surely she must be dreaming? Little does Jo know that she has spotted one of the Waterfolk who have made their home beh ind the waterfall, and that she and her friends, Fizz and Tash, are on the brink of the most exciting adventure of their lives. The destinies of Paddlefeet and Waterfolk become entwined as Jo and her friends battle to save these vulner a b l e , b e a u t i f ul river-dwellers before it's too late." Dust jacket has minor edgewear/rubbing, light wrinkling along top edge. This is a new, unread book. NF/VG 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
18 Scalora, Suza. THE FAIRIES: PHOTOGRAPHIC EVIDENCE OF THE EXISTENCE OF ANOTHER WORLD.
Joanna Cotler/HarperCollins, n.p., (1999), Ist edition. 
Unpaginated (approx. 42 pp,), 4to, hard cover in dust jacket. Pictorial boards and endpapers. Photographs have a high gloss finish and the facing pages, which give the details of the name, sighting, history, lure used and other notes on the photograph are on 'aged' paper. Strange, magical photographs! Very minor edge wear to dust jacket. This is a new, unread book. NF/NF 
Price: 14.00 USD
 
 
PHOENIX FEATHERS: A COLLECTION OF MYTHICAL MONSTERS., Silverberg, Barbara, editor.  Frank R. Stockton, Frederick Engelhardt, Edward Topsell, John Wyndham, Kenneth Grahame, Theodore Sturgeon, Larry Niven, E. Nesbit, Lewis Varthema, Herb Lehrman, Marco Polo, Herodotus, Ctesias, Alf Laylah Wa Laylah, et al.
19 Silverberg, Barbara, editor. Frank R. Stockton, Frederick Engelhardt, Edward Topsell, John Wyndham, Kenneth Grahame, Theodore Sturgeon, Larry Niven, E. Nesbit, Lewis Varthema, Herb Lehrman, Marco Polo, Herodotus, Ctesias, Alf Laylah Wa Laylah, et al. PHOENIX FEATHERS: A COLLECTION OF MYTHICAL MONSTERS.
New York E.P. Dutton 1973 0525369856 / 9780525369851 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Good+ 
206 pp, large 8vo (9 3/8" H). B&w reproductions of old prints. Contents: Introduction; The Griffin (The Arimaspi and the Griffins / Griffins in the Land of Bachary / The Giffin and the Minor Canon); The Kraken (From Polypus on the Coasts of Norway / The Largest Sea-Monster in the World / The Kraken); The Dragon (The Greatest Among Serpents / Chinese Puzzle / The Reluctant Dragon); The Unicorn (From Certain Wild Asses / On the Nature of Unicorns / Unicorns in Mecca / The Ancient Last / The Silken-Swift); The Roc (The Enormous Bird of Madeigascar / The Second Voyage of Sindbad the Seaman / Bird in the Hand); The Basilisk (The Origin of the Basilisk / The Vienna Basilisk); The Phoenix (The Sacred Bird of Heliopolis / The Egg); For Further Reading. Previous owner's name and date in ink on front pastedown, top corner of half-title page is clipped, wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, scattered tiny light foxing marks on edges of text block - mainly at top. Dust jacket is price-clipped, has light edge wear/wrinkling, a few tiny chips, small edge tear, slight darkening to spine, light browning, slight soiling, a few tiny foxing marks. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
20 Woodroffe, Patrick. HALLELUJAH ANYWAY: A COLLECTION OF ILLUSTRATED LYRICS BY PATRICK WOODROFFE.
Limpsfield, Surrey Paper Tiger 1984 0905895886 / 9780905895888 Soft Cover Very Good Patrick Woodroffe. 
135 pp, 10 3/16" H x 11" D. Profusely illustrated in colour and b&w. "(T)he new collection of illustrations from the creator of 'Mythopoeikon'. Its extraordinary images explore and celebrate the border between reality and illusion; a realm of wild wonders and bizarre beings, brought to life through a combination of paint, etchings and highly unconventional photographic techniques. 'Hallelujah Anyway's' more than one hundred and fifty stunning full colour illustrations will take you to the farthest shores of the imagination." Interior - previous owner's small stamp on inside of front cover, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - minor soiling on edges of textblock, minor edge wear, minor rubbing, slight crease at bottom corner of covers. 
Price: 22.50 USD
 


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