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A LITERARY & HISTORICAL ATLAS OF ASIA.  EVERYMAN'S LIBRARY NO. 633., Bartholomew, J.G.
1 Bartholomew, J.G. A LITERARY & HISTORICAL ATLAS OF ASIA. EVERYMAN'S LIBRARY NO. 633.
London J.M. Dent & Sons Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
226 pp, 6 7/8" H. No publication date, but an early edition as there is no mention of the First World War. Map endpapers, decorated title page. Profusely illustrated with colour and b&w maps, plus 10 plates depicting coins. "(T)he present volume deals with the countries of Asia, whose history and geography, and whose possibilities great and grave, are alike reflected in the maps and charts that follow. When Queen Elizabeth (I) granted to certain merchants of London a charter that gave them a roving commission to trade in the East Indies, she could not foresee the immense developments that were to rise from that adventurous commerce between east and west. The successive maps of India with their frontier changes mark the gradual advance of an old world toward the new one knit by powerful mutual ties to the Isle of Britain; and recently we have seen what it is to be hoped will open a greater era for those regions, marked by a return to the old captial of Delhi, and a resuming of ancient rites which first gained their symbolism in those lands. But Asia, as Japan has taught us and as China will undoubtedly teach us again, has her own destiny to bear out, apart from our European interests and politics; and it is in that aspect we need to study her on the lines laid down and made clear and positive in this volume. It is not the military records, the charts of mutinies and battle-fields, interesting as they are, which are alone important; but those showing the conditions, physical and climatic, of the country; the dispersion of the tongues, the sites of the old religions, the wealth and tillage of the earth with its fruits, grain and minerals, its rice fields and tea plantations; the prevalance of rain, sun and trade-winds; and the course of the sea-roads that affect its human and industrial life...In this Asian Atlas, of small dimensions as it requires to be to fit its pocket, Irkutsk in the north, 'far Mandalay', the details of the East and West Indies, the route of Marco Polo, coasts like the Carnatic, towns like Lucknow and Cawnpore, Lhasa, 'the Forbidden City' of Tibet, and Matsuye, the old capital of Idzumo, which Lafcadio Hearn describes, all have their record." Includes "A Brief Survey of the Coinages of Asia from the Earliest Times to the Present Day" by J. Allan, "A Gazetteer of Towns and Places in Asia having an Historic Interest" and an Index. Slight fading to spine color, small are of minor color loss on top of text block, very light browning to edges of text block, minor edge wear, small dplit in paper of front inside hinge, browning to pages 110/111 due to laid in newspaper clipping, slight browning to free endpapers - tiny foxing mark on front endpaper. Dust jacket has very light edge wear, light fading to spine and flap-fold color, small tear at botom of spine, very tiny white mark on front panel. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
NATURAL MAGIC: THE MAGICAL STATE OF BEING., Carroll, David and Saxe, Barry.
2 Carroll, David and Saxe, Barry. NATURAL MAGIC: THE MAGICAL STATE OF BEING.
Arbor House, New York, 1977. 
340 pp, 8vo (8 1/4" H), soft cover. ISBN 0877951527 B&w illustrations. "This book is written as an attempt to show how magic can be taken seriously....that perhaps after all magic is real....We have chosen the title 'Natural Magic' to emphasize t hat magic is our nature, and that its unfolding is part of the natural evolution of man. The case for magic....what is magic?....Freud versus Faust (the psychology of magic)....the ether, the occult, and the higher worlds....the energies o f m a g i c . . ..the magical state of being....magical medicines (Franz Mesmer and Animal Magnetism; Mesmerism and Hypnotism; Samuel Hahnemann and magic medicines)....omens, rainmaking, the End of the World....the Final Paradox (the learning of ma gi c , th e ro le o f the magus)....Such are the contents of this unique, provocative volume...." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - soft crease down lower half of front cover, minor rubbing, minor edge wear, sli gh t glu e res idu e o n spine. Very Good 
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
 
 
DICTIONARY OF SYMBOLS, MYTHS AND LEGENDS., Colin, Didier.
4 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
 
 
GOD'S PLOT & MAN'S STORIES:  STUDIES IN THE FICTIONAL IMAGINATION FROM MILTON TO FIELDING., Damrosch, Leopold, Jr.
5 Damrosch, Leopold, Jr. GOD'S PLOT & MAN'S STORIES: STUDIES IN THE FICTIONAL IMAGINATION FROM MILTON TO FIELDING.
University of Chicago Press, Chicago, 1985, first edition. 
343 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0226135799 "Combining literary criticsm with psychology, sociology, and the history of ideas, (this book) offers a fresh approach to the often-asserted connection between Puritanism and the rise of the English novel. Its premise is that the Christian myth, far from serving as a simple, unified background to fiction, was paradoxical and full of potential conflicts, and that these were particularly vivid in the Puritan ima g i n a t i o n . The extraordinary power of Puritan psychology rests in the control it granted Providence over the individual. Yet as a basis for fiction, Puritanism confronted a paradox that is the central theme of Damrosch's study - the tensio n be tw ee n fi ct io ns that confess themselves to be fictional and the Puritan faith in human life as a narrative invented by God....Damrosch holds that the eighteenth-century novel was preeminently a novel of ideas, not simply illustrating or al lu din g t o i de as but te sti ng them and fighting with them. As such, individual masterpieces found unique solutions to shared cultural problems. They demand to be understood from within, even while an attempt is made to trace their historical de velo pmen t. Acc ord ingl y, D amro sch examines a series of major works in detail. After surveying Puritan ideas about the self, time, and language, he considers two very different modes of Puritan narrative: Milton's 'Paradise Lost' and Bunya n's autob iogra phy and all egori es. Damro sch then explores the transition to secular narrative in eloquent discussions of Defoe's 'Robinson Crusoe', Richardson's 'Clarissa', and Fielding's 'Tom Jones'. A glance at Sterne's 'Tristram Shandy' co nclu des th e book , wi th re flect ions o n th e futu re of the novel in an age when providential pattern could no longer be asserted as synonymous with literary design." 1" faint line indentation on fore-edge of textblock. Dust jacket moderate w rinkl ing and a few tiny tears/ chips along t op ed ge, lig ht edge wear wrinkling at bottom of spine. Very Good+/Very Good- 
Price: 30.00 USD
 
 
PAUL NASH: THE MASTER OF THE IMAGE, 1889-1946., Eates, Margot.
6 Eates, Margot. PAUL NASH: THE MASTER OF THE IMAGE, 1889-1946.
John Murray, London, 1973. 
156 pp, 4to (11 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. B&w and colour reproductions, b&w photographs. "Paul Nash was always a leading and often a controversial figure in modern English art. His complete integrity of vision, his sturdy individualism and his remarkable ability to evoke the indwelling spirit of his subject - a quiet woodland scene, a menacing prehistoric site, a strange 'objet trouve' or 'monster' bombers on the ground or in the air - set him somewhat apart from his contemporarie s. In its later phases his work was marked by a degree of intuitive vision which may well explain why he never adhered closely to any school or sought to found one himself. Despite this apparent isolation, or perhaps even because of it, his co n t r i bution to the art of the twentieth century was both vital and unique. No full scale study of his life and work has appeared for nearly twenty years and the Paul Nash Trustees felt that the time had come for a reappraisal of his achievement. Th ey a ccordingly invited Margot Eates, who had edited the 'Paul Nash Memorial Volume' and knew him well towards the end of his life to undertake this new, fully illustrated monograph. In it she traces Paul Nash's artistic development in relatio n to hi s b ackground and personality, and in a long appendix has attempted the difficult task of producing a workable chronology covering over one thousand of his recorded paintings and drawings." Slight musty odor to pages, small light dust mar k on b otto m of text block, a few tiny light marks on top of textblock, small heavy dent on front board - migrates lightly into first few pages. Dust jacket has light wrinkling on spine and parts of rear panel, small closed perforation on front p an el, l ight edge wrinkling at top edge, light wear/wrinkling with tiny tears/chips at top of hinges and flap-folds, rear panel color has light to moderate fading, slight browning and soiling. Very Good-/Very Good- 
Price: 75.00 USD
 
 
GAUGUIN AND THE NABIS: PROPHETS OF MODERNISM., Ellridge, Arthur.
7 Ellridge, Arthur. GAUGUIN AND THE NABIS: PROPHETS OF MODERNISM.
Terrail, Paris, 1995. 
223 pp, 4to (11 13/16" H), soft cover with self-flaps. ISBN 287939080X 164 colour reproductions. "Gauguin, the leading figure of the Pont-Even group, inspired the Nabis through his influence on the young painter Paul Serusier. In the Breton vill age where they spent the summer of 1888, Serusier, under Gauguin's direction, painted a landscape in pure colours that verged on the abstract. When they returned to Paris and showed the picture to their friends, Maurice Denis, Vallotton, Vuilla r d a nd Bonnard, the effect was so magical that it became known as 'The Talisman'. The painting was at odds with the academic teaching of the time and they saw it as a veritable revelation; hence the name 'Nabis' from 'Nebiim', Hebrew for prophet . ( T hi s book) traces the genesis of this revelation in the context of a survey of the intellectual and artistic climate in Paris at the turn of the century, a period that also embraced Symbolism, Japonism, and the originality of a group of artis ts wh os e c ommon characteristic was the will to apply the modernist ideal in every art form, including poster design, theatre programmes and stage sets." This is a heavy volume which may require extra postage, depending on destination. Interior - very li ght rub line on first few pages, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - very light rubbing, small corner crease and soft crease on rear cover. Very Good 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
THE CAMBRIDGE CULTURAL HISTORY OF BRITAIN.  VOLUME 1. EARLY BRITAIN.  (FIRST PUBLISHED AS THE CAMBRIDGE GUIDE TO THE ARTS IN BRITAIN: PREHISTORIC, ROMAN, AND EARLY MEDIEVAL.), Ford, Boris, ed.  Jacquetta Hawkes, Peter Salway, Barry Cunliffe, Sheppard Frere, Janet Huskinson, Roger Ling, Richard Bailey, Mildred Budny, Michael Alexander, Martin Biddle, Isabel Henderson, Richard Gem, Christopher Page, R. Allen Brown, Cherry Lavell
8 Ford, Boris, ed. Jacquetta Hawkes, Peter Salway, Barry Cunliffe, Sheppard Frere, Janet Huskinson, Roger Ling, Richard Bailey, Mildred Budny, Michael Alexander, Martin Biddle, Isabel Henderson, Richard Gem, Christopher Page, R. Allen Brown, Cherry Lavell THE CAMBRIDGE CULTURAL HISTORY OF BRITAIN. VOLUME 1. EARLY BRITAIN. (FIRST PUBLISHED AS THE CAMBRIDGE GUIDE TO THE ARTS IN BRITAIN: PREHISTORIC, ROMAN, AND EARLY MEDIEVAL.)
Cambridge Cambridge University Press for The Folio Society 1995 Hard Cover Very Good+ No Jacket - (as issued) 
289 pp, 10" H. Bound in full dark blue cloth with title and shield in gold on spine. B&w illustrations and colour plates. Contents: General Introduction / Prehistoric Britain: Stone Age to Iron Age / Roman Britain: The Cultural and Social Setting; Studies in the Individual Arts (Architecture; Verulamium: Social and Artistic Development; The Visual Arts and Crafts; Lullingstone Villa) / Early Medieval Britain: The Cultural and Social Setting; Studies in the Individual Arts (The Visual Arts and Crafts; Old English Literature; Winchester: The Rise of an Early Capital; The Arts of Late Celtic Britain (AD 600-900); Architecture; Music; The White Tower of London) / Appendix: Further Reading / Sources of Illustrations / Index. Minor rubbing on boards. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
THE HERO WITH AN AFRICAN FACE:  MYTHIC WISDOM OF TRADITIONAL AFRICA., Ford, Clyde W.
9 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.
10 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
 
 
DREAMCATCHERS: MYTHS AND HISTORY.  (DREAM CATCHERS), Gottlieb, Julie V., Researcher
11 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
 
 
DREAMCATCHERS: MYTHS AND HISTORY.  (DREAM CATCHERS), Gottlieb, Julie V., Researcher
12 Gottlieb, Julie V., Researcher DREAMCATCHERS: MYTHS AND HISTORY. (DREAM CATCHERS)
Etobicoke Prospero 1999 1552678458 / 9781552678459 Hard Cover Very Good+ 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 bump at top corner of front board. Dust jacket has tiny bump at top of front flap-fold, one tiny edge tear archivally taped. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
A GUN FOR SALE:  AN ENTERTAINMENT., Greene, Graham.
13 Greene, Graham. A GUN FOR SALE: AN ENTERTAINMENT.
London William Heinemann 1961 Uniform Edition. Hard Cover Very Good - Very Good- 
243 pp, 7" H. Dark blue cloth with red title block/gilt lettering on spine. Number 6 in the Uniform Edition (with "6" on dust jacket spine). "(A)n unusual, arresting book, a curious blend of realism and fantasy, of vivid actual detail and dramatic symbolism. In bare content it is a triller - the story of a gunman who has been hired by an armament firm to kill the head of a European State. But it is not the story which is so arresting, it is the psychological background, sinister and sardonic, against which it moves and the ironic and bitter conception of society which animates it." Julian Huxley (from the dust jacket flap). Previous owner's name stamp on front/rear pastedown - hidden by dust jacket flaps, price sticker (15/- net) over original printed price (10s 6d), minor edge wear to boards, browning to edges of text block, minor wrinkling at bottom of spine, very small bump to top corner of boards. Dust jacket has very light edge wear; light browning on spine, flap-folds and edges; light rubbing/soiling on rear panel; light wrinkling at bottom of spine; tiny faint liquid mark on spine. 
Price: 30.00 USD
 
 
14 Inglefield, Eric. Illustrated by Tony Mould. Consultants: William G. Crampton, David J. Lally. FLAGS.
Kingfisher, (London, 1983), revised edition. 
125 pp, small 8vo (approx. 7 3/4" H), card covers. Profusely illustrated in color with reproductions, maps, drawings. "An up-to-date identification guide to the flags of the nations of the world. The introduction looks at the history of flags, flag design, heraldry and symbolism, with basic information on the parts of flags and how to identify them. The individual flags of different nations and states are illustrated in colour, each accompanied by an account of its history and main features." Interior - very small corner crease on two pages, otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor edge wear, flat uncreased spine. VG+ 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
TOOLS FOR TANTRA., Johari, Harish.
15 Johari, Harish. TOOLS FOR TANTRA.
Destiny, Rochester, Vermont, (1986). 
136 pp, 4to (11" H), soft cover. B&w drawings, color plates. "Harish Johari, accomplished artist, sculptor, Tantric practitioner and scholar, travelled throughout India in search of ancient examples of the primordial yantras. In 'Tools for Tantra' he has re-created their exact colors and proportions along with step-by-step instructions for the accurate construction, coloring, and use of yantras. Traditional Hindu practices associated with yantras are also fully elaborated; among these are meditation and visualization techniques, as well as methods of attuning with bodily, seasonal, and astrological cycles. A physiological understanding of these disciplines and their effects on the central nervous system is discussed in detail, reaffirming the link between the Eastern Tantric explanation of phenomena and the evidence presented by Western scientific research. Johari also includes a full description of authentic Tantric ritual as a tool for attuning with the world of symbol and nature. The combined powers of ritual, yantras, and the other practices delineated by the author enable us to go beyond the normal framework of consciousness to an altered state in which the experience of Tantra can be realized." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - light rubbing to glossy covers, light fading to top 1/8" of spine and part of rear cover, several lines of discoloration (darker) across rear cover - from printing process, spine flat and uncreased, two very small corner creases. VG 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
THE GRAIL LEGEND., Jung, Emma & Von Franz, Marie-Louise.  Translator: Andrea Dykes.
16 Jung, Emma & Von Franz, Marie-Louise. Translator: Andrea Dykes. THE GRAIL LEGEND.
Boston Sigo Press 1986 093843408X / 9780938434085 Second Edition Soft Cover Very Good 
452 pp, 9" H. B&w illustrations. "The Holy Grail and its quest is a legend which has had a powerful impact on our civilization and culture. The Grail itself is an ancient Celtic symbol of plenty as well as a Christian symbol of redemption and eternal life, the chalice which caught the blood of the crucified Christ. The story of the Grail sheds profound light on man's search for the supreme value of life, for that which makes life most meaningful. Writing in a clear and readable style, two leading women of the Jungian school of psychology present this legend as a living myth that is meaningful to modern life. We encounter such universal figures as the Fool (the naive young Perceval), the Wise Old Man (the Hermit Gornemanz), the Virgin Maiden (Blancheflor), the Loathly Damsel, and such important themes as the Waste Land, the Trinity, and the vessel of the Grail. Weaving together narrative and interpretation, the authors show us how the legend reflects not only fundamental human problems but also the dramatic psychic events which form the background of our Christian culture." Interior - one tiny corner crease, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - minor soiling on bottom of text block, tiny dent at top of spine, very faint creases on spine, one tiny corner crease. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
17 Lin, Julia C. MODERN CHINESE POETRY: AN INTRODUCTION.
University of Washington Press, Seattle, 1973, 2nd printing. 
264 pp, 8vo (8 3/16" H), hard cover (grey cloth with silver lettering on spine) - no dust jacket. ISBN 0295951451 Publications of Asia of the Institute for Comparative and Foreign Area Studies Number 21. Contents: Part I: Before 1917 - Tradition / Transition. Part II: 1917-37 - The Pioneers / The Formalists / The Symbolists. Part III: 1937-49 and After - The War Period and the Rise of "Proletarian" Poetry / Poetry after 1949. Bibliography; Index. Free front endpaper is glued t o f r o n t p astedown, previous owner's bookplate on verso of free front endpaper, previous owner's chop (stamp) on half-title page with slight ink offset on free endpaper. Very Good- 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
 
18 Mackenzie, Donald A. CHINA AND JAPAN. MYTHS AND LEGENDS SERIES.
London Bracken Books 1986 1851700161 / 9781851700165 Reprint Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ 
404 pp, 8 3/4" H. B&w illustrations. Contents: Preface; The Dawn of Civilization; A Far-travelled Invention; Ancient Mariners and Explorers; The World-wide Search for Wealth; Chinese Dragon Lore; Bird and Serpent Myths; Dragon Folk-stories; The Kingdom under the Sea; The Islands of the Blest; The Mother-Goddess of China and Japan; Tree-, Herb-, and Stone-lore; How Copper-culture reached China; The Symbolism of Jade; Creation Myths and the God and Goddess Cults; Mythical and Legendary Kings; Myths and Doctrines of Taoism; Culture Mixing in Japan; Japanese Gods and Dragons; Rival Deities of Life and Death, Sunshine and Storm; The Dragon-slayer and His Rival; Ancient Mikados and Heroes; Index. Minor edge wear. Dust jacket has very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds. 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
THE SECRETS OF ROSSLYN., Martine, Roddy.
19 Martine, Roddy. THE SECRETS OF ROSSLYN.
Birlinn, Edinburgh, 2006, reprint. 
200 pp, large 8vo (9 1/8" H), soft cover. ISBN 184158438X Colour photographs. "Ever since its creation in the mid fifteenth century, Roslyn Chapel has cast a mesmerising spell over all who have visited it. Nestling in an exquisite glen barely se ven miles from the centre of Edinburgh, it exudes an extraordinary atmosphere, serene yet charged, as if it holds the secret of some vast, unearthly mystery. Almost 600 yers after its creation it remains an enigma that continues to confoun d a n d i n t rigue thousands of people, inspiring stories of The Knights Templar, the Holy Grail and a myriad of esoteric beliefs. Now, with the film of Dan Brown's best-selling 'The Da Vinci Code', Rosslyn is set to capture the imagination of c ou n tl es s o th er s. In this book, Roddy Martine sifts through mounds of unfounded conjecture and fantasy to make sense of it all. (This) is the only book that lets the facts speak for themselves, showing ultimately that the truth is no less a maz in g t han f ic tio n." S mall bump to top corner of pages and covers, soft crease at top corner of rear cover, three very tiny dints on front cover. Very Good- 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
20 McKendry, Ruth. Foreword by Dr. William E. Taylor, Jr. Photographs by Blake McKendry. Patterns by Lucy Anne Holliday. QUILTS AND OTHER BED COVERINGS IN THE CANADIAN TRADITION.
Toronto Discovery 1979 2nd Printing Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Photographs by Blake McKendry. 
240 pp, 4to (12 1/4" H). A beautiful book, covering not only the subject of bedding, but the social history that surrounds the artifacts. Chapter headings: Immigrants and Imports:The Loyalists and After; Making Cloth at Home; The Bedstead; Bed Furniture; The Feather Bed; Blankets, Sheets and Pillowcases; Quilts, Counterpanes and Coverlets; The Fabrics Used in Making Quilts; Sets, Borders and Batts; Quilt Names; Symbolism in Quilts; Dates, Origins and Styles; Epilogue; A Gallery of Traditional Quilts; Notes; Glossary of Terms; Acknowledgements; Bibliography; Index. 118 colour plates and 336 b&w plates by Blake McKendry "form a lavish gallery of nineteenth century North American textiles". Very light wrinkling amd minor wear at top/bottom of spine, a few tiny dents on bottom edge of boards, tiny scuff on rear board. Dust jacket has light edge wrinkling, light wear at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, light rubbing, small tear at top of spine and a 2" tear at bottom of rear flap-fold archivally taped. 
Price: 27.50 USD
 
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