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THE WORLD OF ODYSSEUS., Finley, M.I.  Introduction by Simon Hornblower.
1 Finley, M.I. Introduction by Simon Hornblower. THE WORLD OF ODYSSEUS.
London Folio Society 2002 Hard Cover Very Good+ 
193 pp, 10" H. Bound in full brick-red cloth printed with a design by Grahame Baker in black and white. Map endpapers, colour plates. "This edition follows the text of the second revised edition (of 1978) with minor emendations." Contents: Introduction; Author's Preface; Homer and the Greeks; Bards and Heroes; Wealth and Labour; Household, Kin, and Community; Morals and Values; Appendix I: The World of Odysseus Revisited; Appendix II: Schliemann's Troy - One Hundred Years After; Biblio-graphical Essay; Index of Passages Quoted; General Index. Light wrinkling at bottom of spine. Slipcase has a very tiny dent on one front edge, very minor rubbing. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
STORIES FROM THE ILIAD OR THE SIEGE OF TROY & STORIES FROM THE ODYSSEY.  2 VOLUMES FROM THE "TOLD TO THE CHILDREN" SERIES., Lang, Jeanie.  (Homer.)
2 Lang, Jeanie. (Homer.) STORIES FROM THE ILIAD OR THE SIEGE OF TROY & STORIES FROM THE ODYSSEY. 2 VOLUMES FROM THE "TOLD TO THE CHILDREN" SERIES.
London T.C. & E.C. Jack Hard Cover Good W. Heath Robinson. 
119 pp + 118 pp, 6" H - 2 volumes. 8 colour plates (including frontispiece) per volume. No date. Stories of the Trojan War and Odysseus' wanderings following it, retold for children. Each book has a blank Thoreau Macdonald bookplate at front. Books are slightly cocked, have light fading to spine color, light browning to edges of text blocks and on endpapers, small label on rear pastedown, small number stamp on rear free endpaper, some toning to page margins and gutters. Iliad has light wear at top/bottom of spine, very small bump at botom corner of boards. Odyessy has moderate wear at top/bottom of spine, small area of soiling on top of text block, one very small corner bump, small area of surface paper loss on text page 105 - piece is glued to verso of opposite illustration page, three page leaves roughtly opened at bottom edge - archivally repaired. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
FAMILIAR MYSTERIES:  THE TRUTH IN MYTH., Lowry, Shirley Park.
3 Lowry, Shirley Park. FAMILIAR MYSTERIES: THE TRUTH IN MYTH.
New York Oxford University Press 1982 0195029259 / 9780195029253 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
339 pp, 8vo (8 3/8" H). B&w illustrations. "Have you ever wondered why so many heroes - from Odysseus to Tom Sawyer - journey to the underworld? Or why virgin births occur in so many stories around the world? In this first comprehensive view of mythology directed toward the general reader, Shirley Park Lowry tells why we find recurring patterns and symbols in stories that are centuries - and continents - apart. Drawing upon tales ranging from the ancient Middle East to modern North America, Lowry shows how 'myths reflect and dramatize ordinary experience, illuminating our deepest and least articulated hopes, fears, and quandries. Their extravagant plots and images are recognizable because they are the language of our own dreams.' Lowry defines what myths are; why they are important; what they share with folk tales, dreams and fantasies; how we developed a symbolic language and what such symbols as blood, milk, sunlight, and monsters mean; how heroes from Moses and Jesus to Charlemagne and Superman relate to one another; and how myths reconcile us to life's limitations." Small bump at top corner of each board, minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has been price-clipped, has light edge wear/wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap folds, one small edge tear, light edge browning. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE ODYSSEY OF HOMER., Palmer, George Herbert, translator.  (Homer.)
4 Palmer, George Herbert, translator. (Homer.) THE ODYSSEY OF HOMER.
Cambridge, Massachusetts Houghton Mifflin 1929 First Thus Hard Cover Very Good - N.C. Wyeth. 
314 pp, 10 1/2" H. Red boards with gilt lettering/banding on spine, gilt lettering/decoration on front board. Pictorial endpapers. Sixteen colour plates (including frontispiece) by N.C. Wyeth (collated). The epic story of the adventures of Odysseus, translated into prose. Contents: The Council of the Gods; The Departure of Telemachus; At Pylos; At Lacedaemon; The Raft of Odysseus; The Landing at Phaeacia; The Welcome of Alcinous; The Stay in Phaeacia; The Cyclops; Circe; The Land of the Dead; The Sirens; From Phaeacia to Ithaca; The Stay with Eumaeus; Telemachus and Eumaeus; The Recognition by Telemachus; The Return of Telemachus to Ithaca; The Fight of Odysseus and Irus; The Meeting with Penelope; Before the Slaughter; The Trial of the Bow; The Slaughter of the Suitors; The Recognition of Penelope; Peace. Previous owner's small bookplate on front pastedown, small margin tear on title page and three other pages - archivally taped, some darkening to edges of text block, light wear at top/bottom of spine - a few tiny chips and tears at top of spine, very minor corner wear, light fading to color on spine and front hinge. 
Price: 85.00 USD
 
 
THE JUNIOR CLASSICS.  POPULAR EDITION, ILLUSTRATED.  10 VOLUME SET.  (THE YOUNG FOLKS' SHELF OF BOOKS.), Williams, Mabel and Dalphin, Marcia, editors.  Introduction by William Allan Neilson.
5 Williams, Mabel and Dalphin, Marcia, editors. Introduction by William Allan Neilson. THE JUNIOR CLASSICS. POPULAR EDITION, ILLUSTRATED. 10 VOLUME SET. (THE YOUNG FOLKS' SHELF OF BOOKS.)
P.F. Collier & Son 1957 Popular Edition. Hard Cover Very Good+ No Jacket - (as issued) Leslie Brooke, John D. Batten, Walter Crane, Warren Chappell, John Tenniel, Richard Doyle, Charles Dana Gibson, Frank Shields, Lois Lenski, Wilfred Jones, Hugh Thomson, Tom Hall, Randolph Caldecott, Dorothy Lathrop, W. Heath Robinson, et al. 
358 pp, 368 pp, 364 pp, 377 pp, 392 pp, 392 pp, 376 pp, 380 pp, 389 pp, 390 pp - 10 volume set (9 3/4" H). Books are bound in different colors (red, green, blue, orange and brown) with black title blocks & gilt lettering on spines, black illustrations on spines and front boards. Pictorial endpapers, color frontispieces, color and monotone illustrations throughout by Howard Pyle, John D. Batten, L. Leslie Brooke, E. Verbeck, Walter Crane, Wanda Gag, Warren Chappell, Lockwood Kipling, Dorothy Lathrop, H.M. Brock, Boris Artzybasheff, John Flaxman, Wilfred Jones, Reginald Birch, Richard Doyle, Randolph Caldecott, Gustave Dore, Sir John Tenniel, Frank Shields, Tom Hall, W. Heath Robinson, and others. 1. Fairy Tales and Fables; 2. Stories of Wonder and Magic; 3. Myths and Legends; 4. Hero Tales; 5. Stories That Never Grow Old; 6. Stories About Boys and Girls; 7. The Animal Book; 8. Stories from History; 9. Sport and Adventure; 10. Poetry / Reading Guide / Indexes. Most volumes have very light wrinkling - either at the topof the spine, at the bottom of the spine, or at both; very light edge wear at top/bottom of spines and at corners; volume 5 has a very small stain at top edge of rear board (old glue) and and a faint tiny stain on top of text block; volume 6 has two very small light stains on rear board. 
Price: 100.00 USD
 


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