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DICTIONARY OF SYMBOLS, MYTHS AND LEGENDS., Colin, Didier.
41 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
 
 
A TREASURY OF AFRO-AMERICAN FOLKLORE:  THE ORAL LITERTURE, TRADITIONS, RECOLLECTIONS, LEGENDS, TALES, SONGS, RELIGIOUS BELIEFS, CUSTOMS, SAYINGS, AND HUMOR OF PEOPLES OF AFRICAN DESCENT IN THE AMERICAS., Courlander, Harold.
42 Courlander, Harold. A TREASURY OF AFRO-AMERICAN FOLKLORE: THE ORAL LITERTURE, TRADITIONS, RECOLLECTIONS, LEGENDS, TALES, SONGS, RELIGIOUS BELIEFS, CUSTOMS, SAYINGS, AND HUMOR OF PEOPLES OF AFRICAN DESCENT IN THE AMERICAS.
New York SMITHMARK 1996 0765197332 / 9780765197337 Hard Cover Very Good Near Fine Enrico Arno. 
618 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H). B&w decorations by Enrico Arno, b&w photographs, musical notations. "(A) notable milestone in the collection and presentation of oral literature and traditions from black communities in the Western Hemisphere. It demonstrates the powerful cultural influence of Africa on this side of the Atlantic. (I)ncludes a wide array of orally transmitted traditions of the numerous, sometimes disparate, African-American cultures of the New World. Among these traditions are tales of scoundrels, heroes, rollicking adventures, friendship, and much more: songs, myths, myth-legends, epic-like narrations, and recollections of historical happenings. There are descriptions of cult life, around which many traditions and beliefs flow; of music and dance, which have an integral connection with traditional ways; and of the social scene in places where Africans and Europeans, or white and black ideas intermingled and became Afro-American. (This book) perceives the interconnections of cultural inheritances throughout the Afro-American region and the local divergences as well. Early sections of the book survey the traditions and oral literature of Spanish, French, and English-speaking islands of the Caribbean, and of areas of Central and South America inhabited by people of African descent. There follows an extensive section devoted to the tales, beliefs, recollections, songs, religious epics, and a wide variety of oral creations of blacks in the United States. The Appendixes include a number of African stories and descriptions that point up the impact of African traditions on the cultures of Afro-America. Very light browning to edges of text block, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, Dust jacket has very minor edge wrinkling. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
A FOLK TALE JOURNEY THROUGH THE MARITIMES., Creighton, Helen.  Edited with an introduction by Michael Taft and Ronald Caplan.
43 Creighton, Helen. Edited with an introduction by Michael Taft and Ronald Caplan. A FOLK TALE JOURNEY THROUGH THE MARITIMES.
Wreck Cove, Cape Breton Island Breton Books 1993 1895415284 / 9781895415285 Soft Cover Very Good 
249 pp, 9" H. B&w photographs. "These are the folk tales from Dr. Helen Creighton's life journey through the Maritime Provinces, collecting songs and ghost stories and old cures - and folk tales. Helen serves as our guide, introducing us to storytellers, setting the scene of the telling - and then she lets the person tell it as they told it to her. The feel of the kitchen and the fish shed still cling to these stories. Some are long, really miraculous folk tales - miraculous in detail and in that they managed to survive. Others are the brief riddle or the tantalizing quick-telling that a folklorist can expect along the way. Helen kept it all. And read as a whole, the reality and intensity of those smaller pieces reveals their value in among the more finished, well-told tales. (This) is a Maritime treasure." Interior - crease at bottom corner of page leaf 89/90, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - slight bump at top of spine, minor rubbing, minor soft crease at top corner of rear cover. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
STORIES OF KING ARTHUR AND HIS KNIGHTS., Crowlesmith, J., Rev.
44 Crowlesmith, J., Rev. STORIES OF KING ARTHUR AND HIS KNIGHTS.
London Aldine Hard Cover Good Fair H.S. Greig. 
172 pp, 7 1/2" H. Red boards with black lettering/illustration on spine and front board. Colour frontispiece, b&w illustrations. No date, but Xmas greetings on free front endpaper dated 1936. "The stories that follow are taken from Sir Thomas Malory's 'Morte D'Arthur', the great collection of romances about King Arthur which was written in the fifteenth century, and printed first of all by Caxton. Scholars say that Arthur was a British hero, one of the leaders of the Britons against the English invaders in the sixth century. In course of time legends centred round his name in the memory of the defeated race. To the original stories the Middle Ages added others, some of which belonged to later heroes, and, finally, these were combined with various legends of the Christian Church about the finding of the Holy Grail, the cup from which Christ is said to have drunk at the Last Supper with His disciples. Thus we get the beautiful cycle of romances which shines in the pages of Malory's great book. This version has been written for younger children. As far as possible the old-world style of Malory's narrative has been preserved, while the stories chosen are those which seem to present a message to youth." Contents: Introduction; The Sword in the Stone; King Arthur sees a Strange Knight; The Sword Excalibur; Balin, the Poor Knight; The Invisible Knight; The Battle of the Brothers; The Table Round; The Merciful Knight; The Death of Merlin; King Arthur and Accolon; The Lady of the Lake; The Marvellous Giant; The Two Giants; The Disguised Knight; The Shipwreck of Sir Lamorak; Launcelot and the Dragon; Sir Bors in the Castle Adventurous; Sir Gawaine's Rescue; The Knight with the Ugly Coat; Sir Tristram and King Mark; The Story of Sir Alisander; When Sir Launcelot was Mad; Seeking the Holy Grail; Sir Galahad's Shield; Sir Launcelot and the Holy Grail; Sir Percivale and the Lion; The Holy Grail is Seen; Fed by the Holy Grail; The Death of Sir Galahad; The Poisoned Apple; The Lady of Astolat; End of the Table Round; The Death of Arthur. Light to moderate edge wear, 1" tear at bottom of front hinge, book is slightly cocked, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, light fading at top edge of spine, Christmas gift inscription on front free endpaper, wrinkling on frontispiece near gutter. Dust jacket has edge tears and chips, creases on front panel, rubbing/soiling on rear panel - light rubbing elsewhere, slight fading to spine color, protected in a mylar sleeve. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
45 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
 
 
THE MYTHIC WORLD OF THE ZUNI., Cushing, Frank Hamilton.  Edited by Barton Wright.
46 Cushing, Frank Hamilton. Edited by Barton Wright. THE MYTHIC WORLD OF THE ZUNI.
Albuquerque University of New Mexico Press 1994 0826313876 / 9780826313874 Second Printing Soft Cover Very Good - Barton Wright. 
167 pp, 10" H. B&w illustrations. "First recorded over a hundred years ago by Frank Hamilton Cushing (the first participant observer of a native American Indian population), these tales have remained buried in an 1891 Bureau of American Ethnology report. Barton Wright has collected twenty-five of them, edited them, and provided extensive annotation. He shows how each myth compares to its parallel among other pueblos, glosses native terms, and illustrates each story with excellent scratchboard drawings. Within the Zuni world of myth and legends lies tales of adventure, epic journeys, and tragedy, which relate history, teach moral values, explain ceremonies, and offer amusement as well. Representing just a sampling of what is available in Zuni oral tradition, these twenty-five myths present Zuni thought on the origins of the cosmos, the deities, the earth, and the all important food, corn. They explain social organization, the Kach'ina Cult, and the early wanderings of the Zuni or A'shiwi around the Southwest." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - small bump to bottom corner of front cover - migrates into pages, small crease at top corner of front cover, minor wear at bottom of spine. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
FROM MY PEOPLE:  400 YEARS OF AFRICAN AMERICAN FOLKLORE., Dance, Daryl Cumber, editor.  (W.C. Handy, Bessie Smith, Sybil Kein, Zoral Neale, Hurston, Langston Hughes, Paul Laurence Dunbar, Ralph Ellison, Frederick Douglass, Martin Luther King Jr., Malcolm X, John Jasper, Ruth Polk Patterson, Alan Lomax, et al.)
47 Dance, Daryl Cumber, editor. (W.C. Handy, Bessie Smith, Sybil Kein, Zoral Neale, Hurston, Langston Hughes, Paul Laurence Dunbar, Ralph Ellison, Frederick Douglass, Martin Luther King Jr., Malcolm X, John Jasper, Ruth Polk Patterson, Alan Lomax, et al.) FROM MY PEOPLE: 400 YEARS OF AFRICAN AMERICAN FOLKLORE.
New York W.W. Norton 2002 0393047989 / 9780393047981 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
736 pp, 9 1/2" H. B&w and color illustrations. Promotion bookmark laid in. "Folklore displays the heart and soul of a people. African American folklore no only hands down traditions and wisdom through the generations, it tells the history of a people who were banned from reading and writing during slavery. (This anthology) collects a wealth of tales that have survived and been adapted throughout the years, many featuring characters (like Brer' Rabbit) and motifs from Africa. (It) leaves out no genre of folklore, including everything from proverbs and recipes to folk songs and rumors." Chapter headings: Folktales; Folk Music (Spirituals and Other Freedom Songs / Blues / Ballads and Other Folk Songs / Zydeco and Ballads from Louisian Creoles of Color / Rap); The Style of Soul; Folk Arts and Crafts (Carvings and Sculptures / Pottery / Dolls and Other Toys / Musical Instruments / Everyday Objects / Graffiti); Sermons and Other Speeches; Family Folklore and Personal Memorates; Soul Food; Proverbs and Other Memorable Sayings; Folk Rhymes, Work Songs, and Shouts; Riddles and Other Verbal Tests and Contests; Superstitions and Other Folk Beliefs; The Rumor Mill; Techlore. One page with a very small corner crease, small tear in paper at top of front hinge - repaired. Dust jacket has very light wear at top of spine, minor edge wrinkling. 
Price: 30.00 USD
 
 
48 Datlow, Ellen & Windling, Terri, editors. Tanith Lee, Delia Sherman, Esther Friesner, Russell Blackford, Neil Gaiman, Greg Costikyan, Jane Yolen, Debra Cash, Brian Stableford, Michael Cadnun, Scott Bradfield, Charles De Lint, Leah Cutter, et al. BLACK HEARTS, IVORY BONES.
New York Avon 2000 0380786230 / 9780380786237 Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ Thomas Canty, cover art. 
369 pp, 8vo (8 7/16" H). Book club edition. "(S)howcases twenty beguiling tales for the child-that-was and the adult-that-is, penned by twenty of the most creative artists in contemporary American literature. Here dissected are the darker anatomies of the timeless, seemingly simple stories we have long loved. Here wonder and truth have serious bite. A lovelorn prince seeking his father's blessing concocts a fantastic tale of a witch, a tower, and lustrous long hair - A pair of accursed red boots punishes a beautiful dancer for her pride - A troll-killing, princess-rescuing warrior is compelled to consider events from his adversaries' point of view - In a blistering tell-all memoir, Goldilocks reveals the sordid truth about her brutal foster parent, Papa Bear - . Rich, surprising, funny, exotic, and unsettling, these twenty new yarns and poems offer exceptional new treasures - as they brilliantly reveal lusts and jealousies, foibles, hatreds, and dangerous obsessions, the things that slyly lurk in the midnight interior of oft-told tales." Contents: Introduction; Rapunzel; The Crone; Big Hair; The King with Three Daughters; Boys and Girls Together; And Still She Sleeps; Snow in Summer; Briar Rose and Witch; Chanterelle; Bear It Away; Goldilocks Tells All; My Life as a Bird; The Red Boots; Rosie's Dance; You, Little Match-girl; Dreaming among Men; The Cats of San Martino; The Golem; Our Mortal Span; Mr. Simonelli or the Fairy Widower; Recommended Reading. Minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, minor browning to edges of text block. Dust jacket has very minor edge wear, two tiny edge tears, small crease at top edge of rear flap, very soft crease down rear panel. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
49 Day, Brian. CHRONICLE OF CELTIC FOLK CUSTOMS: A DAY-TO-DAY GUIDE TO FOLK CUSTOMS.
Hamlyn, (London, 2000), Ist edition. 
208 pp, 4to, HC in dust jacket. B&w photos, reproductions. "The definitive guide to the Celtic folk customs of Ireland, the Isle of Man, Scotland, Wales, Cornwall and Brittany, encompassing details of every folk custom throughout the year: Featur es current Celtic folk festivals, including dates, starting times and directions; Visit and join in folk festivals in your local area; Revive old customs yourself, and find out the reasons behind them; Play traditional games; Discover lo c a l c r a f t s ; Cook forgotten recipes." Covers, among others, Wassailing, Fertility rites, Harvest customs, Wakes, Rushbearing, Blessings, Pilgrimages, Music, Dance, Fairs, Games, May Day, etc., etc. Tiny remainder dot to top of textblock. T hi s i s a ne w, u nr ea d book. NF/NF 
Price: 16.00 USD
 
 
INTO THE GREEN., de Lint, Charles.  (Delint.)
50 de Lint, Charles. (Delint.) INTO THE GREEN.
New York TOR 1993 0312080875 / 9780312080877 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good- Very Good- John Howe, jacket art. 
254 pp, 8 1/2" H.. "The harp was a gift from Jacky Lantern's fey kin, as was the music Angharad pulled from its strings. She used it in her journeys through the kingdoms of the Green Isles, to wake the Summerblood where it lay sleeping in folk who had never known they were witches. This was the way the Middle Kingdom survived - by being remembered, by its small magics being served, by the interchange of wisdom and gossip between man and those he shared the world with - the birds, the bests, the hills, the trees. Harping, she knew, was one third of a bard's spells. Harping and poetry, and the road that led into the green - ." Slight lean to spine, bump at top of spine, minor bump at bottom of spine. Dust jacket has crease down the top half of the spine, a few small edge tears and creases, some wear at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, two very small dents on front hinge, protected in a mylar sleeve. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
TALES OF THE ELDERS OF IRELAND.  (ACALLAM NA SENORACH.), Dooley, Ann and Roe, Harry, translated with introduction and notes by.
51 Dooley, Ann and Roe, Harry, translated with introduction and notes by. TALES OF THE ELDERS OF IRELAND. (ACALLAM NA SENORACH.)
Oxford Oxford University Press 1999 0192839187 / 9780192839183 Soft Cover Very Good 
245 pp, 7 3/4" H. "This is the first complete translation of the largest literary text surviving from twelfth-century Ireland, and the most comprehensive early collection of Fenian stories and poetry. Three parallel worlds interact in the 'Tales': the contemporary Christian world of Saint Patrick, with his scribes, clerics, occasional angels, and souls rescued from Hell; the earlier pagan world of the ancient, giant Fenians and an array of Irish kings; and the timeless Otherworld, peopled by ever-young, shape-shifting fairies. The 'Tales' dwell in detail on the inhabitants of the Irish Otherworld and provide an extensive account of their music and magic, their internicine wars and their malice toward, and infatuation with, humankind - themes that still feature in the storytelling of present-day Ireland. This excellent new translation is based on existing manuscript sources and is richly annotated, looking at the 'Acallam's' place in Irish tradition and its wider literary impact." Inside - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very minor edge wear, very light browning to edges of text block, old price label on rear cover. 
Price: 12.00 USD
 
 
SCOTTISH LORE AND FOLKLORE., Douglas, Ronald MacDonald, compiler.
52 Douglas, Ronald MacDonald, compiler. SCOTTISH LORE AND FOLKLORE.
New York Beekman House 1982 0517366037 / 9780517366035 Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
368 pp, 8vo (8 1/8" H). B&w illustrations. Contents: Foreword; Introduction; Poetry; Introduction to Folklore; Bairn's Rhymes; Rhymes and Saws on Places; Rhymes about the Weather; The Low Road; Two Tales (The King O' the Cats / The Story of Heather Ale); Thomas the Rhymer; The Waiting Warriors; Language; Names - Anglicized Forms into Gaelic; Days and Months in Gaelic; Clans; Clan Slogans; Appelations to Clans, Families and Towns; Clan Badges; Dyes; Place Names; Battles Fought on Scottish Soil; Land and Water; The Burghs; Ross and Cromarty; Stewartry; Weather; Law; Money and Measures; Proverbs; Toasts; Meat and Drink; Festivals and Quarter Days; A Calendar for Any Year; Fragments; Prose Extracts and Letters; Glossary; Index of Authors; Indes of First Lines; General Index. Minor edge wear, very small corner bumps, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, Christmas gift inscription on free front endpaper. Dust jacket very light edge wear/wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, slight fading to spine color, minor browning at top edge, light soiling/rubbing on rear panel. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
53 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
 
 
IRISH GHOSTS., Dunne, John J.
54 Dunne, John J. IRISH GHOSTS.
Belfast Appletree 1999 0862817668 / 9780862817664 Soft Cover Very Good+ 
118 pp, 8 1/8" H. B&w photographs. Publisher's bookmark laid in. "The banshee and the 'headless coach', phantom dogs and fearsome black cats, shadowy figures flitting along the dim corridors of old houses, gentle ladies that glide at midnight down gracious staircases, strange death warnings, unaccounted sounds at night in the secret recesses of storied castles - these are the ghosts of Ireland, an integral part of her tradition and atmosphere. (This book) contains forty-seven tales of such ghosts, ranging in time from the middle ages to the twentieth century, full illustrated throughout with photographs from the Lawrence O'Connor collection in Dublin." Inside - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor corner wear, small soft crease and very light rubbing on rear cover. 
Price: 12.00 USD
 
 
OLD FOOLISHNESS...OR FOLKLORE?, Earle, George H. (Signed)
55 Earle, George H. (Signed) OLD FOOLISHNESS...OR FOLKLORE?
Harry Cuff, St. John's, Newfoundland, 1987. 
89 pp, 8vo, soft cover. SIGNED/DATED BY AUTHOR ON FFEP. A collection of anecdotes, legends, folklore by a Newfoundland author. Previous owners' names on ffep, otherwise clean and tight. Minor edgewear to covers, spine flat and unceased. VG 
Price: 12.00 USD
 
 
INANNA:  FROM THE MYTHS OF ANCIENT SUMER., Echlin, Kim.
56 Echlin, Kim. INANNA: FROM THE MYTHS OF ANCIENT SUMER.
Toronto Groundwood 2003 0888994966 / 9780888994967 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Near Fine Linda Wolfsgruber. 
72 pp, 9 3/4" H. Decorated endpapers, colour illustrations. "Long before the Bible and the Koran, before the myths of the Greeks and Romans were set down, the people of Sumer recorded the stories of their gods and kings on cuneiform tablets. The world's oldest epic poem is the 'Epic of Gilgamesh', the tale of a hero who was part god, part man. But just in the past century a thrilling discovery was made - the four-thousand-year-old stories of his powerful sister, the goddess Inanna. Inanna is a goddess who embodies the quest for growth. Her stories tell how she develops from childish inexperiece and youthful exuberance into maturity and gains the powers to create, to destroy and to name. She is a goddess of spunk and wisdom who outwits and defies the powerful, falls in love with the shepherd Dumuzi and, like Gilgamesh, dares to seek immortality. The people of Sumer associated Inanna with the planet Venus - radiant, changeable and mysterious. They worshipped her with awe and adoration. With the guidance of Sumerian scholars, Kim Echlin has produced a moving, sensitive and knowledgeable translation of the Inanna myths. They describe an ancient goddess who was at once a great warrior, lover, nurturer, seeker of knowledge and giver of power - a figure worthy of admiration by people of any age." Very tiny bump on bottom edge of front board. Dust jacket has very minor edge wrinkling. 
Price: 45.00 USD
 
 
TRISTAN AND ISOLDE:  RESTORING PALAMEDE., Erskine, John.
57 Erskine, John. TRISTAN AND ISOLDE: RESTORING PALAMEDE.
Indianapolis Bobbs-Merrill 1932 First Edition Hard Cover Good No Jacket 
347 pp, 8 1/8" H. Black cloth with gold lettering and banding on spine and front board, blind stamped decoration and image of mounted knight on front board. Decorated endpapers. Erskine re-introduces the Saracen, Palamede, to the story of Tristan, Isolde and King Mark. Previous owner's name/address in ink on half-title page, light browning to pages, moderate browning to fore-edge and bottom of text block, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, book is slightlty cocked, some areas of light discoloration on boards. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
SCYLLA AND CHARYBDIS.  MONSTER OF MYTHOLOGY SERIES., Evslin, Bernard.
58 Evslin, Bernard. SCYLLA AND CHARYBDIS. MONSTER OF MYTHOLOGY SERIES.
Chelsea House, New York, 1989, first edition. 
100 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 155546257X Color illustrations. "....tells the story of Scylla and Charybdis - two maidens turned monster - and the deadly peril found in the watery grave between them. Scylla begins as a beautiful but lonely orphan raised by wolves. Nisus, the rightful but unlucky king of Egypt, falls in love and weds her - not realizing that it might be impossible to tame the wild ways of the wolf-girl. Betrayal leads to Scylla's transformat ion into a sea monster that is half Nereid and half wolf pack. One half lures; the other devours. Charybdis becomes accursed through her own caprice. Having spent her youth as a spoiled princess, she is transformed into a monster as gre e d y f o r s e awater as she had been for the objects of her desire. Twice a day she drinks the tide, and any ships sailing in it. Twice a day she spits it out again, corpses and all. This is the exciting saga of Scylla and Charybdis and the m ay he m c au se d w he n they are brought together in a swirling, narrow passage through which many ships and men must pass. It tells of those who meet their death there and of the perils encountered by the hero Ulysses in that deadly strait." Dus t j ack et h as min or w rin kl ing at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds. F/VG+ 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
FANTASY FICTION AND WELSH MYTH:  TALES OF BELONGING., Filmer-Davies, Kath.
59 Filmer-Davies, Kath. FANTASY FICTION AND WELSH MYTH: TALES OF BELONGING.
Basingstoke Macmillan 1996 033365028X / 9780333650288 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good- 
177 pp, 8 3/4" H. "Around the world, fantasy writers are drawing more and more from ancient Welsh mythic tales and folklore. What is the secret of their timeless appeal? (The author) examines the contemporary retelling of the old Welsh stories and explores the way they treat the deepest and most urgent of all human needs - the need to belong. She discusses fantasy novels by popular authors such as Lloyd Alexander, Madeleine L'Engle, Alan Garner and Stephen Lawhead. Historical romances have fantasy elements too - such as those by Sharon Penman, Edith Pargeter and Barbara Erskine. Arthurian literature and films are also reviewed in a discussion of the Celtic notion of the hero and its importance, on a personal level, for the individual reader." Contents: Introduction: Welsh Myth and the Sense of Belonging; Eternal Triangles and the Cycles of Myth; Reconstructing the Present from the Stories of the Past; Children from Dysfunctional Families: Instruments of Mythic Healing; The Place of the Pig-Keeper: To Know Oneself; Arthurian Novels and the Spirit of the Welsh Place; Belonging and the Right of Possession: Children's Novels; Welsh Myth in Historical Novels; The Film Hero and Welsh Mythology; Myth, Theology and Belonging; Notes; Index. Light wrinkling at bottom of spine. Dust jacket has light edge wrinkling, very light edge wear, very light rubbing, two small areas of tiny scuffs at bottom of spine. 
Price: 50.00 USD
 
 
THE DREAM OF AENGUS., Findon, Joanne.
60 Findon, Joanne. THE DREAM OF AENGUS.
Toronto Lester & Orpen Dennys 1994 1895555728 / 9781895555721 Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good Ted Nasmith. 
Unpaginated (32 pp), 11 1/4" H. Colour illustrations. "Long ago, when immortals walked the green hills of Ireland, Caer's father, King Ethal, cast a terrible spell on her. Lest she marry a mortal man, Caer was condemned to live every second year in the form of a swan. At first she didn't mind drifting on the cold, empty waters of Loch Bel Dracon, but one day a young man came to the lake's shore, and she fell in love with him. Could she win the heart of Aengus? Or was Caer destined to be lonely forever? Ted Nasmith's detailed illustrations, based on ancient Celtic signs and symbols, enrich Joanne Findon's haunting retelling of a medieval Irish tale." Minor edge wear, a few tiny edge dents. Dust jacket has been price-clipped, has light edge wear and few tiny chips - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, very light rubbing. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
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HISTORICAL ATLAS OF WORLD MYTHOLOGY.  5 BOOK SET.  VOLUME I: THE WAY OF THE ANIMAL POWERS, PARTS 1 & 2.  VOLUME II: THE WAY OF THE SEEDED EARTH, PARTS 1, 2 & 3., Campbell, Joseph.
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THE TWILIGHT OF THE GODS AND OTHER TALES., Garnett, Richard.  Introduction by T.E. Lawrence.
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