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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
 
 
AMONG THE GENTLY MAD:  PERSPECTIVES AND STRATEGIES FOR THE BOOK HUNTER IN THE TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY., Basbanes, Nicholas A.
2 Basbanes, Nicholas A. AMONG THE GENTLY MAD: PERSPECTIVES AND STRATEGIES FOR THE BOOK HUNTER IN THE TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY.
New York Henry Holt 2002 0805051597 / 9780805051599 First Edition. Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ 
250 pp, 8vo (8 1/2" H). "(A) delightfully discursive twenty-first-century guide to book collecting that combines a fresh respect for proven methods of acquisition with sound advice on how to use the exciting electronic tools now available. Drawing on the superb insight he has gathered from some of the world's most notable collectors, dealers, and librarians, (the author) offers a penetrating consideration of the pastime as it enters an era in which 'everything', it seems, has become collectible, an era in which the computer has become an indispensable tool. For newcomers, this book presents the rare opportunity to look over the shoulders of accomplished book hunters, all with their own successful strategies, as they pursue their prey, to glean some invaluable tips from the pros. Along with conveying the thrill of the chase, their stories remind readers that good books bought shrewdly are 'always' wise inventments. Traditionalists who believe that preparation and knowledge remain the soundest foundations for success will not be disappointed by Basbane's contention that for all the wonders of the Internet, there is still no substitute for going out into the field, meeting up with kindred spirits at book fairs, open shops, auctions, and flea markets, and learning how to 'handle the goods' from people who have been there. At the same time, he questions the relevance of a few axioms that have been accepted as gospel, while explaining the timeless wisdom of others." Tiny bump at top of front hinge, tiny scuff at top edge of front board. Dust jacket has minor edge wear/wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
CAMERA IN COLDITZ., Baybutt, Ron.
3 Baybutt, Ron. CAMERA IN COLDITZ.
Hodder and Stoughton, London, 1982, first edition. 
128 pp, large 8vo (9 7/8" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0340248238 Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs. "Colditz Castle is the Eiger North Wall of World War Two POW camps. It was the ultimate fortress for the bravest and the best, f or the most ingenious, most determined and daredevil spirits who had already effected an exit from lesser establishments of the Third Reich. From Colditz, it was boasted, there could be no escape. The stories of those Allied officers who t o o k u p t he challenge are now well known. But here for the first time a book gathers together a collection of the authentic official German photographs, actually taken on the spot within hours of various foiled escape attempts being discove r ed . S om e ti me s t hey are pictures of the stable door after the horse has fled successfully over the distant border. They were taken between the years 1941 and 1944 by Johannes Lange, a local Colditz town photographer of weddings and christ en ing s, de put ed by th e Thi rd Reich to record what the war's most persistent escapologists were up to....Lange's persistent camera also recorded escape equipment ingeniously devised by the backroom boys, from a compass in a walnut shell to a gl ider wh ich was mer cifu lly sa ved from the ultimate test of the launch pad by the end of the war. The stories are desperate and amazing, funny and tragic by turns, but always exciting. (This book) is also a tribute to the ingenuity and invi ncib ility of the huma n sp irit. " S oft cre ase at top corner of first three leaves, small area of discoloration at top edge of title page and the preceding page, minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket is price clipped, very light wrin kling at t op o f spi ne an d flap -fold s, v ery l ight rubbing. Very Good/Very Good 
Price: 22.50 USD
 
 
FRENCH CANADA., Boswell, Hazel.
4 Boswell, Hazel. FRENCH CANADA.
New York Viking 1938 First Edition Hard Cover Good No Jacket Hazel Boswell. Signed by Author
82 pp, oblong (6 1/2" H x 9 1/2" D). Oatmeal-coloured cloth with reddish brown lettering on spine, reddish-brown illustration on front board. Pictorial endpapers (Christmas Market at Quebec), 25 charming full-page colour illustrations. Signed by Hazel Boswell, underscored with a flourish and dated July 1938 on half title page. "I have been anxious to make this book as French Canadian in character as I could. In my illustrations I have therefore tried to follow the type of drawing and design that the French Canadian women make for their hooked rugs and other work." From the Author's Note. Contents: Quebec Seminary; The Chateau Frontenac; The Caleche; Christmas Trees; Tourists; Dog Derby; Carting Snow; Les Enfants de Marie; The Island of Orleans; Lorette; Scotch Names; The Habitant; The Cure; Sunday; The Calvaire; Carrying the Mail; Going to School; The Saw Mill; The Butcher; The Oven; Sugaring Time; Eel Fisheries; Hooked Rugs; Weaving; Spinning; Notes. Very light soiling to edges of boards and spine, scattered very light small stains on boards, top/bottom of book and one in margin of page 48. 
Price: 65.00 USD
 
 
MOSQUITO AT WAR., Bowyer, Chaz.  Foreword by Max Aitken.
5 Bowyer, Chaz. Foreword by Max Aitken. MOSQUITO AT WAR.
Ian Allan, London, 1989, reprint. 
144 pp, 11 1/4" H, hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0711004749 "From the outset the Mosquito was a daring concept. That an unarmed bomber, constructed almost wholly of wood and relying on pure speed, could evade the immensely powerful air defences of Nazi Germany by night, let alone by day, was completely against contemporary Air Force thinking and war experience. The result was an aircraft which became the most successful fighter and bomber of World War II. Extreme versatility led to i t s use in a wide range of operational roles - day and night bomber, night fighter, intruder, Pathfinder, shipbuster, bomber support, reconnaissance and a dozen others. Mosquitos served too in practically every theatre of war from Britain to Bur ma . I n this book the author has recaptured the unique appeal of the Mosquito to the fighting airmen of World War II and the high spirits and elan that distinguished Mosquito Squadrons everywhere. First-hand accounts of operations by the men who fl ew th e aircraft are illuminated by a remarkable collection of over 200 photographs. They depict the Mosquito in all its various guises and roles. They show, too, the patient, painstaking and frequently hazardous work of the ground crews who, for th eir pa rt, also shared in the Mosquito spirit." Book is cocked, very small tear (archivally taped) with crease at top of rear free endpaper. Dust jacket has been price-clipped, has minor wear/light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and fla p-fol ds, ligh t r ubbing. Very Good/Very Good 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
ABORIGINAL MYTHS., Bozic, Sreten.  In conjunction with Alan Marshall.
6 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
 
 
7 Burnell, Joyce. GHOSTS OF OAKVILLE & HAUNTED HALTON. B00 TOO.
Oakville, Ontario Self-published 2004 Stapled in Wraps Very Good Karen Stephenson. Signed by Author and Illustrator.
57 pp, 8 1/2" H. B&w drawings. Signed and dated by author and illustrator on page facing the title page. A collection of stories about hauntings in Oakville, Ontario and the surrounding area. Includes: The Captain and the Mystery Light; Spirit Seen at St. Paul's; Sixteen Mile Creek; Burnhamthorpe Road; The Haunted Statue; The Coachman; Free Spirit Returns to Freestone House; Wallpaper; etc., etc. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - tiny tear (archivally taped) with soft crease at bottom of front cover, light color fading on spine. 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
8 Burnell, Joyce. GHOSTS OF OAKVILLE & HAUNTED HALTON. B00 TOO.
Oakville, Ontario Self-published 2004 Stapled in Wraps Very Good Karen Stephenson. Inscribed By Author
57 pp, 8 1/2" H. B&w drawings. Inscribed facing the title page: "For your entertainment only - Joyce Burnell. Jan. 2005". A collection of stories about hauntings in Oakville, Ontario and the surrounding area. Includes: The Captain and the Mystery Light; Spirit Seen at St. Paul's; Sixteen Mile Creek; Burnhamthorpe Road; The Haunted Statue; The Coachman; Free Spirit Returns to Freestone House; Wallpaper; etc., etc. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - light fading to color of spine, two very small light soiling marks on front cover - tiny mark on rear cover. 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
SHADOWS ON THE HILL.  A CHANGELING: THE DREAMING NOVEL.  IMMORTAL EYES TRILOGY BOOK TWO., Cassada, Jackie.
9 Cassada, Jackie. SHADOWS ON THE HILL. A CHANGELING: THE DREAMING NOVEL. IMMORTAL EYES TRILOGY BOOK TWO.
Clarkston, GA White Wolf 1996 781565048614 Mass Market Paperback Very Good Joshua Gabriel Timbrook, cover art. 
363 pp, 7" H. "They were changelings, faerie spirits trapped in mortal flesh. They were six oathmates, sworn to each other and to the completion of a quest. Together they would search for four powerful faerie treasures that would open a lost gateway back to their timeless home, the land of the Dreaming - the land of Arcadia. Their travels take them from San Francisco to the islands of Hawaii, where the mysterious menehune - the faerie spirits of the Pacific Isles - hold secrets long forgotten by their western cousins. Yet even as they pursue their goal, others are sworn to stop them. Backed by the forces of the Unseelie Shadow Court, the Forsworn Prince also seeks the way back to Arcadia, for his own dark purposes." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - tiny dint on rear cover - migrates into last few pages. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE ANNE OF GREEN GABLES CHRISTMAS TREASURY., Collins, Carolyn Strom and Eriksson, Christina Wyss.  (Lucy Maud Montgomery.)
10 Collins, Carolyn Strom and Eriksson, Christina Wyss. (Lucy Maud Montgomery.) THE ANNE OF GREEN GABLES CHRISTMAS TREASURY.
Toronto Viking 1997 0670870315 / 9780670870318 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Very Good 
101 pp, small 4to (10 1/4" H). Patterned endpapers. Profusely illustrated in colour with photographs, drawings, festive page borders. "A celebration of Christmas - Green Gables style! Inspired by Lucy Maud Montgomery's beloved classic 'Anne of Green Gables', (the authors) have gathered a fascinating selection of Christmas lore, crafts, cooking and decorating ideas, complete with easy-to-follow instructions and charmingly illustrated with step-by-step drawings and glorious colour photographs. Learn how to create a Green Gables gingerbread house or make decorations for your home, such as wreaths of roseberries or Matthew's sleigh-bell door chimes. Delight your friends and family with your own gifts for 'kindred spirits': perhaps a Green Gables tea cosy or Christmas ribbon cushion. You can also recreate the holiday finery that Anne and Diana would have loved, from Anne's beaded slippers to a velvet muff for those chilly winter nights. And, by following the recipes for festive delicacies such as 'Four Winds Roast Goose', 'Mrs. Lynde's Plum Pudding' and 'Marilla's Ginger Tea', you can enjoy the sort of traditional meal that would have been served at Green Gables, Anne's House of Dreams and Ingleside." Dust jacket has very light wrinkling at top of spine and flap-folds - minor wrinkling at top edge, tiny dent on each hinge. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
THE TRIUMPH OF THE TREE., Collis, John Stewart.
11 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
 
 
POWERS OF DARKNESS, POWERS OF LIGHT:  TRAVELS IN SEARCH OF THE MIRACULOUS AND THE DEMONIC., Cornwell, John.
12 Cornwell, John. POWERS OF DARKNESS, POWERS OF LIGHT: TRAVELS IN SEARCH OF THE MIRACULOUS AND THE DEMONIC.
London Viking 1991 0670821039 / 9780670821037 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
395 pp, 9 1/2" H. B&w illustrations. "(T)ells the story of a journey in the strange world of alleged apparitions, prophecies, miracles of healing, levitation, holy relics, weeping statues, stigmata and demonic possession. Cornwell follows the trail through Yugoslavia, Ireland, Spain, the United States, Canada, Italy and Britain, in search of proof of divine, or diabolical, intervention. He encounters the teenage Marian visionaries of Medjugorje, Sister Briege McKenna, the healing nun, and the ghostly influence of the stigmatic Padre Pio. He investigates the Shroud of Turin, the liquefaction of the blood of St Januarius in Naples, a Eucharistic miracle in the Bronx and a weeping plaque of the Virgin in Sicily. He describes a curious and sometimes sinister landscape inhabited by prophets, saints, charismatic political leaders and exorcists, and finds himself in conversation with Graham Greene, Professor A.J. Ayer and the distinguished Jesuit philosopher Father Frederick Copleston. Cornwell's journey culminates in an imaginative and original perspective that demonstrates the moral and spiritual benefits of popular mystical phenomena, while redeeming them from scientific debunking and fundamentalist literalism." One tiny corner bump, small light number indentation on free front endpaper, minor wrinkling at top of spine. Dust jacket has light edge wear/wrinkling - mainly at top of spine and at bottom of front flap-fold, tiny scuff on spine, one tiny edge tear archivally taped. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
VICTORIAN GHOST STORIES: AN OXFORD ANTHOLOGY., Cox, Michael and Gilbert, R.A., selected by.  Elizabeth Gaskell, J.S. Le Fanu, J.Y. Akerman, Dinah Mulock, Charles Dickens, Rhoda Broughton, Henry James, George MacD
13 Cox, Michael and Gilbert, R.A., selected by. Elizabeth Gaskell, J.S. Le Fanu, J.Y. Akerman, Dinah Mulock, Charles Dickens, Rhoda Broughton, Henry James, George MacD VICTORIAN GHOST STORIES: AN OXFORD ANTHOLOGY.
Oxford Oxford University Press 1991 019214202X / 9780192142023 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ 
497 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H). "(Maps) out the development of the ghost story from 1850 to the early years of the twentieth century and demonstrates the importance of this form of short fiction in Victorian popular culture. As well as reprinting stories by supernatural specialists such as J.S. Le Fanu, M.R. James, and Algernon Blackwood, this selection also emphasizes the key role played by women writers - Elizabeth Gaskell, Mrs Craik, Rhoda Broughton, Mrs Henry Wood, M.E. Braddon, Amelia B. Edwards, Charlotte Riddell, B.M. Croker, and E. Nesbit, among many others - and offers one or two genuine rarities for the supernatural fiction enthusiast to savour. Other writers represented include Charles Dickens, Henry James, George MacDonald, Wilkie Collins, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, R.L. Stevenson, Rudyard Kipling, Jerome K. Jerome, Bernard Capes, R.H. Benson, and W.W. Jacobs. The editors also provide an informative introduction, detailed source notes, and an extensive survey of ghost-story collections from 1850 to 1910. This collection will delight all lovers of traditional ghost stories: here are 35 well-wrought tales of haunted houses, vengeful spirits, spectral warnings, invisible antagonists, and motiveless malignity from beyond the grave, every one guaranteed to generate 'the pleasurable shudder'." Light wrinkling at bottom of spine, a few tiny dents on bottom of text block. Dust jacket has has very light rubbing on rear panel, minor wrinking at top/bottom of hinges. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
SNOBS AND SPIRES., Cross, Austin F.
14 Cross, Austin F. SNOBS AND SPIRES.
Toronto Ryerson Press 1937 First Edition Hard Cover Good Poor Inscribed By Author
342 pp, 8vo (8 1/16" H). Inscribed by author on front free endpaper. "(A) collection of travel sketches of North America. Austin F. Cross travels in the style of the modern young journalist to whom every added mile is a new adventure, and in high spirits he takes you with him. His descriptions are spirited, pungent, unorthodox. Written into every page is the secret of getting fun out of travel - perhaps, indeed, the secret for getting fun out of life." Chapter headings include: The Gargoyles and the Garrulous; Off to Havana; Gay Havana; Seminoles and Bangtails; Bahamas Brings Brain Balm; Everglades to Singing Tower; St. Petersburg - Sunshine City; Night Bus to Washington; Uncle Sam's Sea School; Six State Capitals in Thirty Hours; Polar Caves of New Hampshire; The Black Hills of South Dakota; Afternoon on Icebreaker; etc., etc. Minor foxing on endpapers, minor browning on pages, browning and scattered foxing on edges of text block, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, very light edge wear, minor fading to spine color. Dust jacket has heavy edge wear with small chips and creases, archival tape repairs, browning, small hole on spine, light soiling, protected in a mylar sleeve. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
THE IVORY AND THE HORN:  A NEWFORD COLLECTION., de Lint, Charles. (Charles deLint).  Dust jacket art by Terri Windling
15 de Lint, Charles. (Charles deLint). Dust jacket art by Terri Windling THE IVORY AND THE HORN: A NEWFORD COLLECTION.
TOR, New York, (1995), Ist edition. 
318 pp, 8vo (8 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0312855737. Contents: Waifs and Strays; Mr. Truepenny's Book Emporium and Gallery; The Forest is Crying; The Wishing Well; Dead Man's Shoes; Bird Bones and Wood Ash; A Tempest in Her Eyes; Sa xophone Joe and the Woman in Black; The Bone Woman; Pal O' Mine; Where Desert Spirits Crowd the Night; Dream Harder, Dream True; The Pochade Box; Coyote Stories; The Forever Trees. "In de Lint's capable hands, modern fantasy becomes something o t h e r than escapism. It becomes folk song, the stuff of urban myth - In the fictional city of Newford, replete with brutal realities of modern urban life, de Lint's characters encounter magic in strange and unexpected places. Magic is found und er c on cr ete streets, amid the faces of the destitute, and in the dark alleys that lead to surprising destinations." Light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has very slight fading to spine color. Very Good/Very Good 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
A CHRISTMAS CAROL., Dickens, Charles.
16 Dickens, Charles. A CHRISTMAS CAROL.
London B. Mitchell / Chancellor Press 1984 0907486681 / 9780907486688 Facsimile Edition. Hard Cover Very Good Good+ Alan Tabor. 
Unpaginated, 10 1/4" H. Red cloth with gold lettering on spine. A beautifully produced facsimile of the 1916 edition, designed by Alan Tabor with black and red capitals, borders and calligraphy in double columns, plus b&w illustrations. Charles Dickens' "Ghost Story for Christmas" is a perennial favorite, in which a miser, Ebenezer Scrooge, is visited by three ghosts on Christmas Eve in an attempt to revive his feelings for his fellow man. Light wear at top/bottom of spine and at corners, small bump at bottom of spine. Dust jacket has some wear at top of spine and flap-folds - very light edge wear elsewhere, some soft edge wrinkling - mainly at top edge. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
17 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
 
 
THE HERO WITH AN AFRICAN FACE:  MYTHIC WISDOM OF TRADITIONAL AFRICA., Ford, Clyde W.
18 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
 
 
JEWISH FOLKORE AND LEGEND., Goldstein, David.
19 Goldstein, David. JEWISH FOLKORE AND LEGEND.
London Hamlyn 1980 0600363651 / 9780600363651 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Good+ 
176 pp, 8 3/4" H. B&w illustrations. "Judaism, has flourished for millennia in a myriad of environments; each has contributed something to the Jewish tradition. Far from being a religion ossified in the world of the Bible; it has produced countless legends and stories, built up on Bible inspiration but reflecting the ideas of the cultures within which they emerged. (This book) explores the core of the Jewish faith by retelling the stories made up and told by Jews throughout the world. The author develops essential ideas of Judaism, including the creation of the universe, the history of man, the history of Israel and the future of Israel. He retells the familiar Biblical stories surrounding the great Biblical personalities such as Abraham, Moses and Elijah. He then goes on to show how their ideas and their characters were developed in the legends and folklore surrounding the Torah, and elaborated throughout the rabbinical tradition. With its great variety of stories told in clear and simple style, written for Jew and Gentile alike, (it) provides a fascinating insight into the wealth and vitality of Judaism." One page with small dog-ear crease - indent on adjacent page, minor wrinkling at bottom of spine, small shallow bump on top edge of front board. Dust jacket has been price-clipped, has very light edge wrinkling, soft crease at top of rear panel, some light water staining on inside top surface. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
DREAMCATCHERS: MYTHS AND HISTORY.  (DREAM CATCHERS), Gottlieb, Julie V., Researcher
20 Gottlieb, Julie V., Researcher DREAMCATCHERS: MYTHS AND HISTORY. (DREAM CATCHERS)
Etobicoke Prospero 1999 1552678458 / 9781552678459 Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good 
128 pp, 10 1/4" H. Colour and b&w photographs, drawings. "In Ojibway tradition, mothers and grandmothers netted tiny circular cobweb-like charms from willow and sinew. These delicate charms were not meant to last but were intended to protect newborn children from 'everything evil, just as a spider's web catches and holds everything that comes in contact with it'. The beauty of dreamcatchers is reflected in their symmetry and natural accents. For generations, they have been crafted by making a hoop out of fresh wood, and then weaving a web inside the circle of deer sinew or colored thread. The unbroken strand of web/sinew is symbolic of eternity. Good dreams are also helped into the sleeper's dream world by feathers and colored beads that are attached at the bottom of the web. Careful attention is paid to leaving a hole in the middle of the web; if this is neglected, healthy dreams cannot find their way through to the dreamer." Contents: The Ojibway People; The Legend of the Dreamcatcher; Dreamcatchers and Children; The Dream Quest; Contemporary Issues - The Spiritual Legacy of Dreamcatchers; How to Make a Dreamcatcher; Notes and Bibliography; Index. Tiny dint on top edge of rear board. Dust jacket has light edge wrinkling, one very small edge tear archivally taped, a few tiny dints on hinges. 
Price: 22.50 USD
 
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