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LEGENDS OF THE SOUTH SEAS.  THE WORLD OF THE POLYNESIANS SEEN THROUGH THEIR MYTHS AND LEGENDS, POETRY AND ART., Alpers, Antony.
1 Alpers, Antony. LEGENDS OF THE SOUTH SEAS. THE WORLD OF THE POLYNESIANS SEEN THROUGH THEIR MYTHS AND LEGENDS, POETRY AND ART.
London John Murray 1970 719519098 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
416 pp, large 8vo (9" H). Blue/green cloth boards with gold lettering/decoration on spine, gold decoration on front board. Map endpapers, b&w photographs and reproductions. "Antony Alpers has tried to discard all preconceived ideas and re-enter the world of the Polynesians as it was before Cook's arrival in 1769. By reconstructing their legends, myths, folktales and poetry in an immediate and convincing style he has let them speak for themselves. And in a long introduction that is a masterly compression of the Polynesians' whole way of life he cuts away our illusions and leaves us not only face to face with the islanders but with the way they saw themselves and the jewelled archipelagos in which they lived and sailed." Contains a preface, introduction and note on pronunciation and spelling, followed by groups of legends under the following headings: The Creation; The Heroes; Seven Ages in Thirteen Chants; The Marquesas, and Mangareva; Easter Island; Hawaiian Islands; Tongan Group; Samoa; Atolls and Outliers; New Zealand and the Chathams; 'From Darkness to Light'. These are followed by 'Notes on the Text and Illustrations', 'References' and 'Glossary and Index'. Very light edge wear, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has been price-clipped, has slight edge browning, light edge wear/wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine, one small edge tear. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
MYTHS AND LEGENDS OF THE POLYNESIANS., Andersen, Johannes C.
2 Andersen, Johannes C. MYTHS AND LEGENDS OF THE POLYNESIANS.
Rutland, Vermont Charles E. Tuttle 1986 0804804141 / 9780804804141 Second Printing Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good Richard Wallwork. 
514 pp, large 8vo (9" H). Red cloth with black title block/gold lettering. 16 colour plates, 44 b&w photographs, 13 line drawings, fold-out map at rear. Contents: Publisher's Foreword; Preface; List of Illustrations; Note on Proper Names; Polynesia and Its People; 'Koropanga and Rukutia; Kelea and Kalamakua; Uenuku; Fairies and Taniwha; The Tawhaki Cycle; Maui' (Maui-tikitiki-a-Taranga); Hina', Sister of Maui'; Pele the Fire-goddess; The Spirit Worlds; Io, Tangaroa, and Creation; The Areoi Society and the Hula Dance; Religious Observances; Authorities; Other Books of Hawaiian Interest; Glossary and Index. Small label removal mark on front pastedown. Dust jacket has light edge wear/wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds. Slipcase has light to moderate rubbing/soiling, two corner bumps, light to moderate edge wear, sticker removal mark on front panel. 
Price: 45.00 USD
 
 
THE ANCIENT WISDOM.  A QUEST FOR THE SOURCE OF MYSTIC KNOWLEDGE., Ashe, Geoffrey.
3 Ashe, Geoffrey. THE ANCIENT WISDOM. A QUEST FOR THE SOURCE OF MYSTIC KNOWLEDGE.
Macmillan, London, 1977, first edition. 
232 pp, large 8vo (9 7/16" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0333198670 B&w illustrations. "Years of detailed research into Celtic and Arthurian history have brought Geoffrey Ashe face to face with wider mysteries and conundrums that go to the heart of human civilisation. This book is a quest for an original and universal knowledge - the Ancient Wisdom - nutured by priests, shamans and occultists, claimed by scientists and historians since earliest times. Dissatisfied with theories of l ost Atlantis or alien astronauts bequeathing our cultural heritage, Geoffrey Ashe is still convinced that the Ancient Wisdom is not just a legend. But what is it? Is it still at work? In the tradition of Robert Graves and his search for t h e W h i t e Goddess, he investigates the puzzles of ancient mythology and religions. From the magical lore of numbers he unearths the clue that leads from the world of the Middle East and the Mediterranean to the mountain fastnesses of Siberi a - an d d ev as ta ti ng confirmation of the Ancient Wisdom's existence." Minor browning to pages, very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, a few tiny scuffs on bottom of textblock, light browning and faint tiny foxing marks on top of textblo ck . Du st ja cke t h as bee n price clipped, has light to moderate edge wear/wrinkling - mainly at top of spine and flap-folds, two small tears archivally taped, minor rubbing, light to moderate browning on inside. Very Good/Good 
Price: 22.50 USD
 
 
THE CONFLICT OF EUROPEAN AND EASTERN ALGONKIAN CULTURES 1504-1700:  A STUDY IN CANADIAN CIVILIZATION., Bailey, Alfred Goldsworthy.
4 Bailey, Alfred Goldsworthy. THE CONFLICT OF EUROPEAN AND EASTERN ALGONKIAN CULTURES 1504-1700: A STUDY IN CANADIAN CIVILIZATION.
Toronto University of Toronto Press 1969 802015069 Second Edition Hard Cover Fine Very Good 
218 pp, 10" H. "This study examines the conflict between the Europeans and the Indians precipitated by the arrival of the French in the New World. The Indians were necessarily affected by the fur trade and the religious and social development of New France, and the meeting of contrary cultures resulted in most cases in the obliteration of that of the Indian. However, a fusion of Indian and European elements sometimes occurred, resulting in the birth of a 'Canadian' culture. First published in 1937, this volume is a reprinting of the original text with the addition of an index and a chapter appraising some of the leading developments of the past few years." Contents: Preface to the First Edition; Reappraisals; The Aboriginal Population; Occasional Contact on the Gulf Coast; Acadia at the Turn of the Century; The Eastern Algonkians and the Balance of Power; The Displacement of Materials; Drunkeness and Regulation; Disease and Treatment; Political Modification, Social Disintegration; The Effect of Contact on the French; Religion; Art, Pictography, and Music; Mythology; Bibliography; Notes; Index. Dust jacket has minor edge wrinkling, minor soiling on rear panel 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
5 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
 
 
6 Best, Elsdon. THE MAORI AS HE WAS: A BRIEF ACCOUNT OF MAORI LIFE AS IT WAS IN PRE-EUROPEAN DAYS.
R.E. Owen, Wellington, New Zealand, 1952, third impression. 
296 pp, 8vo, hard cover in dust jacket. B&w photographs, drawings. Chapters: Physical and Mental Characteristics; Traditional History; Mythology and Folk-lore; Religious Ideas of the Maori; Social Usages; The Arts of Life (includes: agriculture, woodcraft, textiles, clothing and ornament, habitations, storehouses, villages, pa maori, fishing, art of war, agriculture). Slight cracking to spine in four places - pages firmly held, slight waviness to textblock, light to moderate edge wear to boards. Dust jacket is worn with creases, tears up to 1", old tape repairs, small chips, rubbing, tiny scuffs, and light soiling to rear panel. G+/Fair 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
7 Blake, Steve and Lloyd, Scott. With John Baldock. THE KEYS TO AVALON: THE TRUE LOCATION OF ARTHUR'S KINGDOM REVEALED.
Shaftesbury, Dorset Element 2000 1862047359 / 9781862047358 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good 
302 pp, 9 1/2" H. B&w maps, family trees, decorations, colour and b&w photographs. "(The authors) unearth the truth about King Arthur and the magical realm of Avalon. They reveal how, through their investigations, they traced original key documents which had lain neglected for centuries. By combining the ancient sources with an intimate knowledge of the British landscape, they have managed to cast new light on the Dark Ages. Every piece of the puzzle they have put together fits - perfectly. The authors prove that the stories about Arthur and Avalon are rooted firmly within historical events which took place within a precise geographical setting in Wales; they also expose how and to what ends Arthurian legend has been hijacked for political gain throughout the ages. By establishing the historical facts about Arthur, his knights and the exact location of Avalon, (they) rip away the tissue of fabrication and fairy-tale that has shrouded the true origins of the British people and of anyone claiming ancestry from these isles." Book is very slightly cocked. Dust jacket has minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, very minor edge wear, minor browning at inside edges, minor rubbing. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
ABORIGINAL MYTHS., Bozic, Sreten.  In conjunction with Alan Marshall.
8 Bozic, Sreten. In conjunction with Alan Marshall. ABORIGINAL MYTHS.
Melbourne Gold Star 1972 0726001139 / 9780726001130 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
143 pp, 8 5/8" H. Profusely illustrated with colour photographs. "Alan Marshall is called 'Gurawilla' or 'Song maker' by the natives of Arnhem Land. He and Sreten Bozic have studied the few remaining nomadic aboriginal tribes in Australia and have come to love and admire their culture. This book is the result of their knowledge of, and respect for, a race which had and still has vastly different - and perhaps superior - ideals from those of the white invaders who commandeered their lives and land. For, until the advent of the white man, the Aboriginals lived in complete accord with nature. Australian tribal society was uniquely a-materialistic and egalitarian, and was characterized by a rich ceremonial culture and religious life. It emphasised mystical communion with the environment rather than individual achievement and the glorification of human prowess. Human life was always considered to be part of the natural cycle and the happiness and gentleness of Aboriginal society indicates the worth of a traditional naturalistic culture. These myths, the foundation of Australia's ancient cultural past, must live again in their fulness. Perhaps this book may help such a rejuvenation and create just a little understanding." Small Christmas gift inscription on front pastedown, very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, minor edge wear. Dust jacket has light edge wear/wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
A STORY AS SHARP AS A KNIFE:  THE CLASSICAL HAIDA MYTHTELLERS AND THEIR WORLD., Bringhurst, Robert.
9 Bringhurst, Robert. A STORY AS SHARP AS A KNIFE: THE CLASSICAL HAIDA MYTHTELLERS AND THEIR WORLD.
Vancouver Douglas & McIntyre 2000 155054795X / 9781550547955 Soft Cover Very Good 
527 pp, 9" H. B&w illustrations. "Native American oral literature has often been presented, wrongly, as a sea of anonymous folktales. Here instead are the works of unforgettable individuals: the blind poet Ghandl, the crippled master myth-spinner Skaay, the cagey old historian Kilxhawgins, and other Haida authors who speak with crystal clarity though they speak from a vanished time." Includes the following Appendices: Haida Spelling and Pronunciation; Haida as a Written Language; Spelling of Other Native American Languages; The Structure of Skaay's 'Raven Travelling'; Haida Village Names; A Short Pronouncing Glossary of Haida People and Places. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - soft crease at top edge of rear cover, moderate bump at bottom of spine, very minor edge wear. 
Price: 18.00 USD
 
 
FOUR ANCESTORS:  STORIES, SONGS, AND POEMS FROM NATIVE NORTH AMERICA., Bruchac, Joseph.  Pictures by S.S. Burrus, Jeffrey Cahpman, Murv Jacob, Duke Sine.
10 Bruchac, Joseph. Pictures by S.S. Burrus, Jeffrey Cahpman, Murv Jacob, Duke Sine. FOUR ANCESTORS: STORIES, SONGS, AND POEMS FROM NATIVE NORTH AMERICA.
BridgeWater, n.p., (1996), Ist edition. 
96 pp, small 4to (10 1/8" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0816738432 Wonderful color illustrations and decoration throughout. "Just as we have four grandparents, and our lives come from their lives, so we might describe fire, earth, water,and air as our 'Four Ancestors'. From the giant who pulled the sun across the sky to the mighty elk who created the earth, from the greedy monster who kept the rivers from flowing to the bird whose wings made the wind, this collection offers tales f r o m more than twenty Native North American cultures. Joseph Bruchac's masterful storytelling combines with evocative illustrations by four Native American artists to create a unique celebration of the mystery and power of the natural world." M in or e dge rubbing, slight curvature to front board. Dust jacket has very light rubbing on flap-folds, minor wrinkling at top/bottom of rear flap-fold and at top of spine, light fading to color on middle section of spine. Very Good+/Very Good 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
PEOPLE FROM THE SKY:  AINU TALES FROM NORTHERN JAPAN., Carpenter, Frances.
11 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
 
 
12 Chambers, W. CHAMBERS'S HISTORICAL AND MISCELLANEOUS QUESTIONS WITH ANSWERS, EMBRACING HISTORY, SCIENCE, LITERATURE, ARTS, &C. (CHAMBER'S).
William and Robert Chambers, London, 1866. 
In two sections: Historical - 204 pp; Miscellaneous - 209 pp., small 8vo, hard cover - no dust jacket. Small b&w illus within text. "The present work is designed to fulfil an important purpose in EDUCATION - that of bringing clearly into view the leading facts which are supposed to be gained through a long course of instruction. Without proposing to supersede the elementary books usually employed, it offers a certain test of what is presumed to have been previously learned. With such a work in their hands, Schoolmasters, Tutors, Governesses, or Parents, may at once satisfy themselves as to the degree of knowledge on a variety of subjects attained by the young persons under their charge, and for whose intellectual culture they feel a special interest. At the same time - in this age of Competitive Examination - the work offers to candidates for Official Appointments the means of readily and perspicuously calling to remembrance answers to such questions in History, Science, Art, Literature, and General Knowledge, as are likely to be asked of them; thereby, perhaps, saving the reperusal of a multiplicity of books which they would otherwise have to consult and patiently study. As regards the Answers to the Questions, every effort has been made to render them brief and of easy acquisition, in regular consecutive order according to subjects; while the facts they present, based on the most recent authorities, are just those which, from their interest and importance, are expected to be less or more borne on the mind of every 'well-informed person' of either sex." Interior - browning to pages/endpapers, some light 'thumbing' to margins, light brown stain at bottom corner of preliminaries - overall sound with no writing/names, etc. Exterior - light/moderate edge wear/rubbing, light corner wear, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, dust staining to text block edges, light scuffing to spine. Good+ 
Price: 40.00 USD
 
 
VOYAGE OF THE BASSET., Christensen, James C.  With Renwick St. James and Alan Dean Foster.
13 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
 
 
14 Clark Hall, John R. Prefatory Remarks by J.R.R. Tolkien. Notes and Introduction by C.L. Wren. BEOWULF AND THE FINNESBURG FRAGMENT. A TRANSLATION INTO MODERN ENGLISH PROSE. NEW EDITION.
London George Allen & Unwin 1958 Revised Edition Hard Cover Good Good 
194 pp, 7 1/2" H. Contents: Foreword; Prefatory Remarks; Introduction; Beowulf Translated Into Modern English Prose (Part IA. Beowulf and Grendel / Episode of Sigemund / Episode of King Finn; Part IB. Beowulf and Grendel's Mother / Episode of Thryth / Episode of Freawaru; Part II. Beowulf and the Dragon / Episode of the Battle of Ravenswood and death of Ongentheow); The Finnesburg Fragment (Prose Translation / Verse Translation); Notes. Previous owner's name in ink on free front endpaper, browning on free endpapers near gutter, tiny ink check mark in margin of page 108, one word underlined in ink on page 116, tiny foxing marks on fore-edge of text lock and on a couple of pages, light fading to spine color and at top edge of boards, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, one cery small corner bump, light browning to edges of text block. Dust jacket has light edge wear/wrinkling, very small chips at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, moderate browning on spine and lighter on flap-folds/some edges. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
SOMEONE SAW A SPIDER:  SPIDER FACTS AND FOLKTALES., Climo, Shirley.
15 Climo, Shirley. SOMEONE SAW A SPIDER: SPIDER FACTS AND FOLKTALES.
New York Thomas Y. Crowell 1985 0690044356 / 9780690044355 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Very Good+ Dirk Zimmer. 
133 pp, 9 1/4" H. Charming b&w illustrations throughout. "Spiders were spinning silk and weaving webs before mammals, before birds, even before insects appeared on earth. Early man scratched pictures of spiders on the walls of his cave, and from the ancient myth of Arachne to the present, spiders have been the subject of many a folktale and the object of many a superstition. In these pages are to be found tales from around the world - Japan, Africa, Portugal, Scotland, Russia, America - of spiders crafty and magical, foolish and kind. You will also find fascinating facts about how spiders live, as well as some of the beliefs that spiders have inspired." Dust jacket is price-clipped, has minor edge wear/wrinkling, minor rubbing, a few wrinkles in laminate on spine. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
16 Coghlan, Ronan. Foreword by John Matthews. THE ENCYCLOPAEDIA OF ARTHURIAN LEGENDS. (ENCYCLOPEDIA.)
Shaftesbury, Dorset Element 1991 1852301996 / 9781852301996 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Courtney Davis. 
234 pp, 9 1/2" H. B&w drawings, maps, family trees. "(T)he most comprehensive book available on the Arthurian tales. Ronan Coghlan, an acknowledged authority on the Celtic tradition, has drawn together all the different strands of Arthurian myth from such various sources as Geoffrey of Monmouth, Malory, Chretien de Troyes, the Mabinogion and the English Gawain Cycles. He examines every character appearing in the myths and explains the history and stories associated with them, and their overall importance within the cycle of legends." Light wrinkling at bottom of spine, tiny dent on bottom edge of each board. Dust jacket has light edge wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
DICTIONARY OF SYMBOLS, MYTHS AND LEGENDS., Colin, Didier.
17 Colin, Didier. DICTIONARY OF SYMBOLS, MYTHS AND LEGENDS.
London Hachette Illustrated 2000 1844300250 / 9781844300259 Hard Cover Fine Very Good+ 
592 pp, 9 11/16" H. Pictorial endpapers, colour illustrations. "(A)n alphabetic classification of over 400 entries which explains the visual and orthographic references that underpin so much of our cultural heritage. History, etymology, the science of numbers, Zodiac signs, the background to the plants, animals, magic and gods which are a shorthand to wider references in every day life. (This book) is invaluable in researching the meanings in art literature and classic texts as well as for understanding and interpreting dreams and the customs of our lives." Dust jacket has very miner edge wear, a few very faint scratches on rear panel. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
THE TRIUMPH OF THE TREE., Collis, John Stewart.
18 Collis, John Stewart. THE TRIUMPH OF THE TREE.
Country Book Club, London, 1951, reprint. 
254 pp, 8vo (8" H), hard cover in dust jacket. Looks at how trees have influenced man's life and development, from the first plants and primeval ferns, through trees' part in man's mythology and worship, their influence on the natural environment a nd their commercial use and its consequences. Very light browning to edges of textblock, very light edge wear, wrinkling at bottom of spine. Dust jacket has large piece missing at top of spine, several small chips, closed tear and tiny ho l e o n s p i ne, browning on spine, flap-folds and edges; minor soiling. Very Good/Fair 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
FROM RELIGION TO PHILOSOPHY:  A STUDY IN THE ORIGINS OF WESTERN SPECULATION., Cornford, F.M.  Foreword by Robert Ackerman.
19 Cornford, F.M. Foreword by Robert Ackerman. FROM RELIGION TO PHILOSOPHY: A STUDY IN THE ORIGINS OF WESTERN SPECULATION.
Princeton, New Jersey Princeton University Press 1991 0691020760 / 9780691020761 Soft Cover Very Good+ 
275 pp, 8 7/16" H. "In this exploration of the 'very first utterance of philosophers', F.M. Cornford showed that the remarkable burst of abstract speculation among pre-Socratic thinkers of the sixth century B.C. emerged directly from the religious thoughts of the preceding era in Greece. Combining profound classical scholarship with striking anthropological and sociological insight, Cornford rejected the post-Darwinian rationalist assumption that religion and philosophy are fundamentally different from each other. His book supplies a needed reminder of the intricate connections between critical scientific thought and social and emotional experience. Classicists, historians of religion, students of ancient history, and everyone concerned with the subject of myth will find this lucid and highly original work to be a source of rich insights about the organic nature and continuity of Western thought." Interior - previous owner's chop mark (stamp) on half-title page, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - small soft crease at top corner of rear cover, very minor edge wear. 
Price: 12.00 USD
 
 
20 Curran, Bob. (Dr. Robert Curran.) THE DARK SPIRIT: SINISTER PORTRAITS FROM CELTIC HISTORY.
London Cassell Llustrated 2005 1844034577 / 9781844034574 Soft Cover with Self Flaps Near Fine Andrew Whitson. 
256 pp, 9 1/4" H. B&w illustrations. Contents: Introduction; The Wolf of Badenoch (Scotland); 'Burn the Ladle' - The Witches of Tain (Scotland); The Devil and the Doctor (Ireland); Weir the Waerlock (Scotland); The Woman who Talked with the Fairies and the Witch of Helston (Cornwall); The Magician of Marblehead and his Granddaughter (USA); The Wizard Earl (Ireland); The Fairy Woman of Bodmin (Cornwall); The Demon in the Church (Wales); Witchfinder (Wales); Cruel Coppinger (Cornwall); The Black Sisters of Christiansburg (USA); The Vampire Lady of Rhode Island (USA); 'Burn, Witch, Burn!' (Ireland); Beautiful Nell (USA); The Hollandale Wagons (USA); Select Bibliography; Index. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very minor edge wear. 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
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