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TURKISH FAIRY TALES.
1 TURKISH FAIRY TALES.
Mount Vernon, New York Peter Pauper Press 1964 Hard Cover Very Good Good- Vera Bock. 
61 pp, 7 1/2" H. Illustrated in black, white, green & pink. Contents: Kara Mustafa the Hero; The Fish-Peri; The Bird-Catcher and the Crow; Kamer-Taj, the Moon-Horse; Patience-Stone and Patience-Knife. Two page leaves with small dog-ear creases, a few minor wrinkles on free front endpaper. light edge wear to boards, minor soiling on rear board, two tiny corner bumps. Dust jacket has light to moderate edge wear, very small chips at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, light to moderate browning - mainly on spine and flap-folds, light edge wrinkling, light soiling, protected in a mylar sleeve. 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
 
2 (Brothers Grimm). Introduction by Maria Tatar. GRIMM'S GRIMMEST.
San Francisco Chronicle Books 1997 0811816753 / 9780811816755 First Edition Soft Cover Very Good+ Tracy Arah Dockray 
142 pp,9 1/2". Illustrated in b&w and color. "Murder, kidnapping, cruel punishment, and violent revenge - these are not your childhood bedtime stories. (P)resents the original, unsanatized, unholy tales as they were first collected by the Brothers Grimm. From the true horror of Ashenputtel (the original Cinderella story) to Rapunzel's dark secret, here are the authentic stories born long ago in the land of the Black Forest, at at time when fairy tales weren't for children." Contents: The Juniper Tree; The Three Army Surgeons; The Robber Bridegroom; Hans My Hedgehog; The Willful Child; The Death of the Little Hen; The Goose Maid; The Three Snake Leaves; Aschenputtel; The Crows; Prudent Hans; Fowler's Fowl; The Girl Without Hands; Allereirauh; The Mother-in-Law; The Dog and the Sparrow; Rapunzel; Little Brother and Little Sister; The Story of the Youth Who Went Forth to Learn How to Shudder. Very small area of color fading on half-title page. 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
3 Adams, W. Marsham. THE HOUSE OF THE HIDDEN PLACES: A CLUE TO THE CREED OF EARLY EGYPT FROM EGYPTIAN SOURCES.
London John Murray 1895 First Edition Hard Cover Good 
249 pp, 7 3/4" H. Wine-coloured cloth (faded to brown on spine) with gilt lettering one spine, red lettering and design on front board. B&w illustrations, fold out plan at rear. Contents: Preface; The Pyramid of Light; The House of Osiris; The Hidden God; The Mystery of the Heavens; The Mystery of the Depths; The Initiation of the Postulant; The Illumination of the Adept; The Path of Light in the House of the Hidden Places (plan). Light dust soiling on top and bottom of text block, small label from bookstore on front pastedown, small corner bumps on boards, very small bump on fore-edge of rear board, light edge wear, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, fading to spine/hinge color, some scuffing and soiling to boards, small archivally taped edge tear to fold-out plan. 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
4 Aesop. THE FABLES OF AESOP.
London Folio Society 1998 Hard Cover Near Fine Edward J. Detmold. 
152 pp, 10" H. Bound in full light brown cloth with Detmold's binding design in red & green redrawn by David Eccles, gold lettering on spine, dark green endpapers. 23 colour illustrations (including frontispiece), plus small b&w drawings. Dark green slipcase. Contains dozens of fables, including: The Ants and the Grasshopper; The Hare and the Tortoise; The Dog in the Manger; The Wolf in Sheep's Clothing; The Vain Jackdaw; The Fox and the Grapes; The Town Mouse and the Country Mouse; etc., etc. Very minor corner wear. Slipcase has very minor rubbing, some very minor small areas of discoloration. 
Price: 27.50 USD
 
 
LEGENDS OF THE SOUTH SEAS.  THE WORLD OF THE POLYNESIANS SEEN THROUGH THEIR MYTHS AND LEGENDS, POETRY AND ART., Alpers, Antony.
5 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
 
 
HANS CHRISTIAN ANDERSEN TREASURY., Andersen, Han Christian.  Edited by Duncan Crosbie, Pat Hegarty and Hazel Songhurst.
6 Andersen, Han Christian. Edited by Duncan Crosbie, Pat Hegarty and Hazel Songhurst. HANS CHRISTIAN ANDERSEN TREASURY.
Haywards Heath Tony Potter 2006 1905288042 / 9781905288045 Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Helen Stratton. 
192 pp, 10 1/8" H. "This enchanting collection of Hans Christian Andersen's best-loved fairy tales has been brought to life with illustrations by the Victorian artist, Helen Stratton. Her delicate and detailed black and white drawings have been exquisitely hand coloured (by Nicola Burley) for this treasury." Contents: Introduction; The Red Shoes; The Little Mermaid; The Fellow Traveller; The Snow Queen; The Garden of Paradise; The Ice Maiden; The Fir Tree; The Little Match Girl; The Emperor's New Clothes; The Tinder Box; The Wild Swans; The Life of Hans Christian Andersen. Small bump at corners of boards. Dust jacket has light wrinkling at top of spine and at top/bottom of flap-folds. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
FAIRY TALES BY HANS ANDERSEN., Andersen, Hans.
7 Andersen, Hans. FAIRY TALES BY HANS ANDERSEN.
New York Weathervane Books 0517225557 / 9780517225554 Reprint Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Arthur Rackham. 
288 pp, 10 1/4" H. Wonderfully illustrated throughout with b&w drawings, silhouettes, and 12 colour plates (including frontispiece) by Arthur Rackham. Contents: Note by the Illustrator; Little Ida's Flowers; The Goblin and the Provision-Dealer; The Ugly Duckling; The Shepherdess and the Chimney-Sweep; The Snow Queen; The Swineherd; The Beetle; Soup from a Sausage-Peg; The Elfin Hill; The Steadfast Tin Soldier; Ole Lukoje; Little Claus and Big Claus; the Tinder-Box; Thumbelisa; Elder-Tree Mother; The Princess and the Pea; What the Old Man Does is Always Right; The Little Match Girl; Everything in the Right Place; The Little Mermaid; The Travelling Companion; The Emperor's New Clothes; The Snow Man; The Goloshes of Fortune. Previous owner's bookplate on blank preliminary page, minor edge wear, minor wrnkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has very light edge wrinkling, small chip and scuff mark at bottom edge of rear panel, minor browning on spine. 
Price: 27.50 USD
 
 
MYTHS AND LEGENDS OF THE POLYNESIANS., Andersen, Johannes C.
8 Andersen, Johannes C. MYTHS AND LEGENDS OF THE POLYNESIANS.
Rutland, Vermont Charles E. Tuttle 1986 0804804141 / 9780804804141 Second Printing Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good Richard Wallwork. 
514 pp, large 8vo (9" H). Red cloth with black title block/gold lettering. 16 colour plates, 44 b&w photographs, 13 line drawings, fold-out map at rear. Contents: Publisher's Foreword; Preface; List of Illustrations; Note on Proper Names; Polynesia and Its People; 'Koropanga and Rukutia; Kelea and Kalamakua; Uenuku; Fairies and Taniwha; The Tawhaki Cycle; Maui' (Maui-tikitiki-a-Taranga); Hina', Sister of Maui'; Pele the Fire-goddess; The Spirit Worlds; Io, Tangaroa, and Creation; The Areoi Society and the Hula Dance; Religious Observances; Authorities; Other Books of Hawaiian Interest; Glossary and Index. Small label removal mark on front pastedown. Dust jacket has light edge wear/wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds. Slipcase has light to moderate rubbing/soiling, two corner bumps, light to moderate edge wear, sticker removal mark on front panel. 
Price: 45.00 USD
 
 
9 Ashe, Geoffrey. FROM CAESAR TO ARTHUR.
London Collins 1960 First Edition Hard Cover Good+ Good- 
320 p, 8 1/2" H. "(A) study of the life and career of the historical King Arthur in so far as it can be traced through early documents and remains. (The author) begins with the decay of Roman power and its slow disappearance from Britain, while invasion, anarchy and warring small kingdoms take its place. Then comes a reversal of fortune without parallel in the dissolving Empire, when a western Christian military chieftain stems the Saxon tide and imposes a long truce. In this unique recovery, it is suggested, lies a previously unnoticed clue to the whole development of the British monarchy. The kingdom finally created by Alfred the Great and his successors turns out to have been decisively affected by the earlier achievement of Arthur and the failure of the first Saxon attempt at conquest. Piecing together his fragments of history to form the most vivid possible whole, Mr. Ashe explains how the great tradition of Arthur flowed into the Arthurian Legend, and shows how that legend, fantastic and romantic as it is, nevertheless embodies a profound historical insight." Very light edge wear, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, moderate browning to edges of text block. Dust jacket has light to moderate edge wear/wrinkling, a few tiny and small edge tears, a few tiny scuffs on spine, minor edge browning, protected in a mylar sleeve. 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
THE MAGIC FIDDLER AND OTHER LEGENDS OF FRENCH CANADA.  (THE MAGIC FIDDLER; THE CAUGHNAWAGA BELL; ROSE LATULIPPE; THE LEGEND OF PERCE ROCK; LA CORRIVEAU; THE WITCH CANOE; THE PORPOISE OF RIVIERE-OUELLE; LOUP-GAROU; PILOTTE; THE TREE OF DREAMS.), Aubrey, Claude.  Translated by Alice E. Kane.  Introduction by Marius Barbeau.
10 Aubrey, Claude. Translated by Alice E. Kane. Introduction by Marius Barbeau. THE MAGIC FIDDLER AND OTHER LEGENDS OF FRENCH CANADA. (THE MAGIC FIDDLER; THE CAUGHNAWAGA BELL; ROSE LATULIPPE; THE LEGEND OF PERCE ROCK; LA CORRIVEAU; THE WITCH CANOE; THE PORPOISE OF RIVIERE-OUELLE; LOUP-GAROU; PILOTTE; THE TREE OF DREAMS.)
Toronto Peter Martin Associates 1968 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Good Saul Field. 
98 pp, 12 1/4" H. Beige cloth with deep maroon lettering on spine, decoration on front cover. Clear mylar dust jacket. "Dancing touques" patterned endpapers. 10 colour illustrations, one preceding each legend, "reproduced from an original portfolio of embossed colour engravings" by Saul Field "reproduced here in five colours on Kent Drawing paper". Versos blank. Promotion material laid in: letter introducing the book; single sheet biographical notes on Claude Aubrey / Saul Field / Carl Dair (designer of the Cartier typeface) - these four items are on sheets printed with the Magic Fiddler logo at the top and the Peter Martin imprint at the bottom - a loose print of 'La Chasse-Galerie' (The Witch Canoe), "an exact reproduction of Saul Field's illustration"; copy of a Quill & Quire article by Janet Lunn entitled "Claude Aubrey"; reproduction of a Toronto Daily Star article from 1966 about Saul Field's work on the illustrations (folded in four); and a Mono Lino brochure on the Cartier typeface. Book is very slightly cocked. Very light edge browning to two of the laid in biographical sheets. Mylar dust jacket has some tiny/small edge chips - mainly at top/bottom of spine and at top of flap-folds, corner crease on front flap, rubbing and a few scratches/tiny dents, protected in a second mylar jacket. 
Price: 75.00 USD
 
 
11 Barbeau, Marius. New Introduction by George Clutesi. THE DOWNFALL OF TEMLAHAM.
Edmonton Hurtig 1973 0888300700 / 9780888300706 Hard Cover Very Good Very Good A.Y. Jackson, Edwin H. Holgate, W. Langdon Kihn, Emily Carr and Annie D. Savage. 
253 pp, 7 5/8" H. Colour plates. "First published in 1928 (this) is the work of the distinguished Canadian ethnologist, the late Dr. Marius Barbeau. A prolific writer whose contribution to our knowledge of Indian and French-Canadian folklore, arts and crafts is unsurpassed, Barbeau offers in this book a sympathetic and dramatic portrayal of a vanquished race in conflict with itself. Based on the facts of a serious disturbance among the Indians of the Upper Skeena River in 1886, it is the story of Kamalmuk and Sunbeams, husband and wife, separated by opposing ambitions and the ambivalence of the Indian's attraction to the benefits of the white man's civilization and his revulsion against its excesses. Barbeau weaves into his interpretation of Temlaham, the ritual of authentic tribal customs and the expressive but poetic language of a people in anguish." Faint tiny foxing marks on edges of textblock, minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, very small glue stain on rear board. Dust jacket is price clipped, slight fading to spine color, very light wear and wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, one small tear archivally taped. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
12 Barclay, Isabel. SONG OF THE FOREST. INDIAN FOLKTALES RETOLD BY ISABEL BARCLAY.
Oberon Press 1977 0887502288 / 9780887502286 Hard Cover Very Good Very Good- 
Unpaginated,10 1/4" H. B&w illustrations. "The Indians told stories to explain how their world was made; they told stories to preserve their history for themselves and their children; they told stories because there were always those who wanted to listen. Their stories were handed down from generation to generation and in recent times have been collected by anthropologists working among the surviving tribes. The eleven stories retold in this book by Isabel Barclay are all about birds and animals. One or two come from the Prairies and the Pacific Northwest; the rest belong to the people of the eastern woodlands. The illustrations have been taken from a seventeenth-century manuscript in the Public Archives of Canada know as 'Les raretes des Indes'. It is believed to be the work of a young Jesuit, Louis Nicolas, who recorded in these extraordinary and beautiful drawings his impressions of the strange animals who lived in the wilderness to which he had come." Contents: The Storytellers; How the World was Made; The Sun, the Moon and the Stars; How the Animals Got their Names; Water Spider and the First Fire; The Coming of Summer and the Fishing Star; How Raven Came to be Black; Rabbit and Otter; Why the Loon Wobbles when he Walks; Partridge and the Great Wonder; Fox and Bear; Song of the Forest. Minor edge wear to boards, bookstore label on free front endpaper, very small light stain on fore-edge of text block. Dust jacket has light fading to spine, flap-folds and edges; one small closed tear; very light edge wrinkling. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
13 Baring-Gould, Sabine. Introduction by Michael Lord. THE BOOK OF WERE-WOLVES: BEING AN ACCOUNT OF A TERRIBLE SUPERSTITION.
New York Causeway Books 1973 0883560089 / 9780883560082 Hard Cover Very Good - Good- 
266 pp, 9 1/4" H. "Werewolves are human beings who through magic change into animal form and lust for the flesh of other humans or animals. The tradition of werewolves goes back to the dawn of history and it is found in countries all over the world. There is even a scientific term for it - Lycanthropy - which denotes the magical transformation of man into beast or the belief that such changes take place. In this book, (first published in 1865, the author) advances as an explantion of werewolves, a theory of an innate cruelty and blood lust in mankind, dimly veiled by civilization." Chapter headings: Lycanthropy among the Ancients; The Were-wolf in the North; The Origin of the Scandinavian Were-wolf; The Were-wolf in the Middle Ages; A Chapter of Horrors; Jean Grenier; Folk-lore Relating to Were-wolves; Natural Causes of Lycanthropy; Mythological Origin of the Were-wolf Myth; The Marechal De Retz - I. The Investigation of Charges; The Marechal De Retz - II. The Trial; Marechal de Retz - III. The Sentence and Execution; A Galician Were-wolf; Anomalous Case - The Human Hyaena; A Sermon on Were-wolves. A few pages with very tiny crease at top corner, bump at top of spine, light wrinkling at bottom of spine, minor edge wear, three small corner bumps. Dust jacket has light soiling - mainly on rear panel, yellow spine color has faded to white, light fading at top of front panel and on hinges, light edge wear/wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
THE USES OF ENCHANTMENT:  THE MEANING AND IMPORTANCE OF FAIRY TALES., Bettelheim, Bruno.
14 Bettelheim, Bruno. THE USES OF ENCHANTMENT: THE MEANING AND IMPORTANCE OF FAIRY TALES.
New York Alfred A. Knopf 1991 0394497716 / 9780394497716 Reprint Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
328 pp + index, large 8vo (9 1/2" H). "Carrying us back into magical landscapes, recovering for us - and profoundly validating - the enchantment and wonder we long ago experienced, the great child psychologist Bruno Bettelheim gives us his most universally enriching work: a brilliant and moving revelatiion of the irreplaceable importance of fairy tales - how they educate, support, and liberate the emotions of children. First, with an illuminative power that startles and delights, (he) opens up to us the real content of the great fairy tales. How, beneath their surface shimmer of palaces and princesses, fairies and witches, wishes and spells, they deal in the profoundest ways with the emotional turmoils of childhood: the feelings of smallness and helplessness, with the terrifying perceptions of outward dangers, with the even more terrifying anxieties the child feels possessed by, with the mystery of the World Outside, and of the Stranger, with the child's deepest questions about self and about the future. Next we see 'how' fairy tales, which all cultures through the ages have depended on for instructing and sustaining their young, help children cope with their emotions and their world and how they reveal the child, subconsciously, to him- or herself. Then, examining the stories one by one (from Cinderella and The Sleeping Beauty to Snow White, Beauty and the Beast, The Three Bears, jack and the Beanstalk, and many others), Dr. Bettelheim shows specifically how they work to support and free the child. This is how, wandering in enchanted worlds, children begin to sense for themselves the textures of justice, fidelity, love, courage -- not as lessons imposed, but as discovery, as experience, as an organic part of the adventure of living. (He) persuades us to bring the great fairy tales back to our young as a priceless source of esthetic pleasure and emotional sustenance. Hi book is essential reading for everyone who cares about literature and myth, for all who were reared on fairy tales, and for all who were deprived of them." Minor wrinkling at bottom of spine, a few very small light areas of discoloration on top of text block. Dust jacket has light edge wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, minor rubbing. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
15 Blake, Steve and Lloyd, Scott. With John Baldock. THE KEYS TO AVALON: THE TRUE LOCATION OF ARTHUR'S KINGDOM REVEALED.
Shaftesbury, Dorset Element 2000 1862047359 / 9781862047358 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good 
302 pp, 9 1/2" H. B&w maps, family trees, decorations, colour and b&w photographs. "(The authors) unearth the truth about King Arthur and the magical realm of Avalon. They reveal how, through their investigations, they traced original key documents which had lain neglected for centuries. By combining the ancient sources with an intimate knowledge of the British landscape, they have managed to cast new light on the Dark Ages. Every piece of the puzzle they have put together fits - perfectly. The authors prove that the stories about Arthur and Avalon are rooted firmly within historical events which took place within a precise geographical setting in Wales; they also expose how and to what ends Arthurian legend has been hijacked for political gain throughout the ages. By establishing the historical facts about Arthur, his knights and the exact location of Avalon, (they) rip away the tissue of fabrication and fairy-tale that has shrouded the true origins of the British people and of anyone claiming ancestry from these isles." Book is very slightly cocked. Dust jacket has minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, very minor edge wear, minor browning at inside edges, minor rubbing. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
ABORIGINAL MYTHS., Bozic, Sreten.  In conjunction with Alan Marshall.
16 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
 
 
GRAIL KNIGHTS OF NORTH AMERICA:  ON THE TRAIL OF THE GRAIL LEGACY IN CANADA AND THE UNITED STATES., Bradley, Michael.
17 Bradley, Michael. GRAIL KNIGHTS OF NORTH AMERICA: ON THE TRAIL OF THE GRAIL LEGACY IN CANADA AND THE UNITED STATES.
Toronto Hounslow Press 1998 0888822030 / 9780888822031 First Edition Soft Cover Very Good+ 
414 pp, 9" H. B&w photographs, reproductions. "Realizing from mediaeval documents that the initial Nova Scotia refuge of A.D. 1398 must have harboured many Grail believers, and that the secret colony must have expanded, Bradley began to trace evidence of Grail Knights from Nova Scotia, through New Brunswick to the St. Lawrence River, and on to the Great Lakes as far as Niagara, New York State, and central Pennsylvania. Evidence of their presence has been uncovered on both the Canadian and American sides of this great waterway. Bradley poses compelling questions about his discoveries, and offers plausible and provocative answers as we travel with him and his companions (both academic and amateur) along the trail of the 'Grail Knights of North America'." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - tiny bump at bottom edge of rear cover. 
Price: 27.50 USD
 
 
THE CELTIC LEGEND OF THE BEYOND., Braz, Anatole Le.  Translated by Derek Bryce.
18 Braz, Anatole Le. Translated by Derek Bryce. THE CELTIC LEGEND OF THE BEYOND.
Llanerch, Felinfach, 1991, reprint. 
108 pp, 8vo (8 1/16" H), soft cover. ISBN 0947992065 "This unusual and fascinating book includes stories of premonitions, omens, magic books, strange rites, wakes, ghosts and exorcisms. Many of the stories are based on events which took place, in cluding personal experiences. Other stories are second hand or further removed, and the storytellers have given them an archaic and legendary quality. Many of the beliefs and customs described in this book once existed in identical or an a l o g o u s f o rm in Scotland, Ireland, Wales, Cornwall and the Isle of Man, but the Celtic cult of the dead survived into modern times in its most complete form in Armorican Brittany. Anatole Le Braz assembled a vast collection of this materia l on t he s ub je c t in to a logical and coherent whole entitled 'La Legende de la Mort....' In making an abridged translation, Dr Bryce has avoided much of the repetition that occurred inthe original work." Interior - soft corner crease on fir st fe w p age s, oth erw is e cle an and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - soft corner crease on front cover, minor wear at top of spine. Very Good. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
A STORY AS SHARP AS A KNIFE:  THE CLASSICAL HAIDA MYTHTELLERS AND THEIR WORLD., Bringhurst, Robert.
19 Bringhurst, Robert. A STORY AS SHARP AS A KNIFE: THE CLASSICAL HAIDA MYTHTELLERS AND THEIR WORLD.
Vancouver Douglas & McIntyre 2000 155054795X / 9781550547955 Soft Cover Very Good 
527 pp, 9" H. B&w illustrations. "Native American oral literature has often been presented, wrongly, as a sea of anonymous folktales. Here instead are the works of unforgettable individuals: the blind poet Ghandl, the crippled master myth-spinner Skaay, the cagey old historian Kilxhawgins, and other Haida authors who speak with crystal clarity though they speak from a vanished time." Includes the following Appendices: Haida Spelling and Pronunciation; Haida as a Written Language; Spelling of Other Native American Languages; The Structure of Skaay's 'Raven Travelling'; Haida Village Names; A Short Pronouncing Glossary of Haida People and Places. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - soft crease at top edge of rear cover, moderate bump at bottom of spine, very minor edge wear. 
Price: 18.00 USD
 
 
FOUR ANCESTORS:  STORIES, SONGS, AND POEMS FROM NATIVE NORTH AMERICA., Bruchac, Joseph.  Pictures by S.S. Burrus, Jeffrey Cahpman, Murv Jacob, Duke Sine.
20 Bruchac, Joseph. Pictures by S.S. Burrus, Jeffrey Cahpman, Murv Jacob, Duke Sine. FOUR ANCESTORS: STORIES, SONGS, AND POEMS FROM NATIVE NORTH AMERICA.
BridgeWater, n.p., (1996), Ist edition. 
96 pp, small 4to (10 1/8" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0816738432 Wonderful color illustrations and decoration throughout. "Just as we have four grandparents, and our lives come from their lives, so we might describe fire, earth, water,and air as our 'Four Ancestors'. From the giant who pulled the sun across the sky to the mighty elk who created the earth, from the greedy monster who kept the rivers from flowing to the bird whose wings made the wind, this collection offers tales f r o m more than twenty Native North American cultures. Joseph Bruchac's masterful storytelling combines with evocative illustrations by four Native American artists to create a unique celebration of the mystery and power of the natural world." M in or e dge rubbing, slight curvature to front board. Dust jacket has very light rubbing on flap-folds, minor wrinkling at top/bottom of rear flap-fold and at top of spine, light fading to color on middle section of spine. Very Good+/Very Good 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
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