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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
 
 
2 Jenkins, D.E. With translations of poetry by the Rev. H. Elvet Lewis. Introduction by Principal John Rhys. BEDD GELERT: ITS FACTS, FAIRIES, & FOLK-LORE.
Portmadoc Llewelyn Jenkins 1899 First Edition Hard Cover Good- 
378 pp, 8 1/8" H. Red cloth with gilt lettering on spine, top edge gilt. B&w photographs, drawings, reproductions. Stories of village life and residents, ancient monuments, ghosts, traditions, fairy encounters, Arthurian legend, Roman artifacts, etc., etc. Chapter headings:General; Antiquities; The Village; The Village Hotels; The Legend of Gelert; Village Folk-Lore; The Priory; The Church; The Graveyard; Nant Colwyn; ditto; ditto; The Snowdon District; Nant Gwynen; Nant Gwynen - Dinas Emrys; Nant Gwynen - Middle Part; Nant Gwynen - Cwmllan; Nant Gwynen - Around Llyn Gwynen; Nant Gwynen - Upper Part; Aberglaslyn - Bridge and Pass; Aberglaslyn and Oerddwer; Nanmor; Religious and Educational Awakenings. Small pencil notes on pages 286 & 332 - could be erased, but might be of interest to genealogists/local historians. Ink inscription of previous owner on front free endpaper: "G.B. Nicholson / Blanau Festiniog, Wales / June 15th 1906", and evidence of erased pencil notations. Some rust marks from paperclips on preliminaries/title page, light foxing to endpapers. Some splitting to paper on inside front hinge - holding firmly, small creas at top edge of page leaf 131/132, light browning/dust soiling to fore-edge of text block and bottom of text block, slight corner bumps on both boards, very light wear at corners, light to moderate rubbing at edges, slight color fading on spine and top edge of front board, rubbing on spine causing light color loss, very light rubbing soiling on boards. 
Price: 60.00 USD
 
 
THE POLAR PASSION:  THE QUEST FOR THE NORTH POLE.  WITH SELECTIONS FROM ARCTIC JOURNALS., Mowat, Farley.  (Thorgisl Orrabeinsfostri, Robert Bylot, William Baffin, Elisha Kent Kane, Charels Francis Hall, George Tyson, Adolphus Greely, Fridtjof Nansen, Frederick Cook.)
3 Mowat, Farley. (Thorgisl Orrabeinsfostri, Robert Bylot, William Baffin, Elisha Kent Kane, Charels Francis Hall, George Tyson, Adolphus Greely, Fridtjof Nansen, Frederick Cook.) THE POLAR PASSION: THE QUEST FOR THE NORTH POLE. WITH SELECTIONS FROM ARCTIC JOURNALS.
Toronto McClelland & Stewart 1967 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Good+ 
303 pp, 12 1/4" H. Profusely illustrated with reproductions, drawings, maps, photographs. Contents: Foreword; The First Steps North: The Saga of Thorgisl Orrabeinsfostri c. 997 A.D.; The Bay of Disbelief: The Fifth Voyage of Robert Bylot and Wm. Baffin, 1616; A Moth to the Flame: Elisha Kent Kane, Arctic Explorations, 1853-55; Life on an Ice-Floe: Charles Francis Hall, Life Among the Esquimaux, 1865 / George Tyson, Wonderful Drift, 1871-73; Lieut. Greely Sees It Through: Adolphus Greely, Three Years of Arctic Service, 1881-84; The Inland Ice: Fridtjof Nansen, The First Crossing of Greenland, 1888; The Passion Quickens: A Survey - 1892-1906; The Top of the World: Frederick Cook, My Attainment of the Pole, 1907-08; Epilogue; Sources and Acknowledgements; Index. Very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, two very tiny stains on top of text block, very light edge wear. Dust jacket has light to moderate edge wear/creasing, a few small edge tears and chips - tears archivally taped, light fading to spine color, light rubbing a few small faint foxing marks on inside. 
Price: 30.00 USD
 


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