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1 Hyde, Lilian Stoughton. THE GREAT STORIES OF THE GREEKS.
Boston Small, Maynard 1904 Hard Cover Good+ No Jacket 
233 pp, 7 7/8" H. Red cloth with gilt lettering on spine, gilt lettering/decoration on front board. B&w plates. "In the preparation of this book, the aim has been to present in a manner suited to young readers the Greek myths that have been world favorites through the centuries, and that have in some measure exercised a formative influence on literature and the fine arts in many countries." from the Preface. Contents: Prometheus; How Troubles Came into the World (Pandora); The Great Deluge; Apollo and Daphne; How Apollo got his Lyre; Mercury and Argus; Ceres and Proserpine; Phaethon; Clytie; The Seven Sisters; Endymion's Sleep; Why Cadmus founded a City; Echo; Narcissus; Hyacinthus; Perseus; Arachne; Jason and the Golden Fleece; Hylas; Procne and Philomela; Bellerophon; Tithonus; Comatas and the Honey-Bees; Adonis; King Midas; The King and the Oak; Juno and Halcyone; Hercules; Theseus; Philemon and Baucis; Orpheus and Eurydice; Ganymede; The Bag of Winds; Circe; Arion and the Dolphin; Psyche; Pronouncing and Explanatory Index. Light toning to endpapers and pages, slight separation between page gatherings at pages 130 & 131 but still firm in binding, illustration pages and adjacent pages have light foxing, small tear at bottom of page iii - archivally taped, browning to edges of text block with some light foxing on bottom, light edge wear - moderate at top/bottom of spine (with wrinkling) and at corners, slight fading to spine colour. 
Price: 20.00 USD
STAR TALES., Ridpath, Ian.
2 Ridpath, Ian. STAR TALES.
Universe Books, New York, 1988, First American edition. 
161 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0876636946 B&w illustrations. "Every night a pageant of Greek mythology circles overhead. Perseus flies to the rescue of Andromeda, Orion faces the charge of the snorting Bull and the ship of the Argonauts sails in search of the Golden Fleece. Constellations are the invention of the human imagination, not of nature. They are an expression of the human desire to impress its own order upon the apparent chaos of the night s k y . T wentieth-century science has told us that these twinkling points of light are glowing balls of gas, but the ancient Greeks, to whom we owe many of our constellations, knew nothing of this. Ian Ridpath, well-known astronomy writer and br o ad ca st er , h as been intrigued by the myths of the stars for many years. 'Star Tales' is the first guide this century to combine all the fascinating myths in one books, illustrated with the beautiful and evocative engravings from two of the le adi ng sta r a tl a ses ; Johann Bode's 'Uranographia' of 1801 and John Flamsteed's 'Atlas Coelestis' of 1729. This is an excellent reference and the perfect gift for the armchair astronomer and those interested in classical mythology." Minor w rin klin g a t to p/bo tto m of s pine. Dust jacket has light edge wear, several tears with creases - mainly on rear cover and archivally taped, light fading to color on spine and hinge areas, a few tiny circular impressions on front panel. Very G ood+ /Good 
Price: 30.00 USD
Wilderness Press, Berkeley, CA, 1997. 
170 pp, 8vo (9" H), soft cover. ISBN 089997208X B&w photographs, maps. "The port towns of Alaska's Inside Passage are a walker's delight - just step off your ship into picturesque, walker-friendly towns to soak up the local history, gaze at totem poles, and stroll alongside the harbor. Look up, and you'll see the breathtaking scenery that Alaska is famous for - spectacular snow-capped peaks with eagles soaring high above. This book is ideal for cruise ship or ferry travelers as w e l l a s o v ernight visitors, with complete descriptions of 40 short and scenic walks in or very near to the port towns. Use this book to go on a lovely walk that takes you to the best sights in town, or to a nearby trail that only the locals k no w ab o ut . Ea ch hike has notes on native culture, scenery, and local lore, as well as the estimated time so you won't miss your boat. Discover where to walk in and around Ketchikan, Wrangell, Petersburg, Juneau, Tenakee Springs, Sitka, Haines , a nd Sk ag way ." I nte rior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very minor rubbing. Near Fine 
Price: 15.00 USD
4 Smiley, Kathryn, ed. (S.M. Mossberg, James Blaylock, Anne R. Dick, Michael Whelan.) FIRSTS: COLLECTING MODERN FIRST EDITIONS. OCTOBER, 1994. VOLUME 4, NUMBER 10. (PHILIP K. DICK, MICHAEL WHELAN.)
Tucson, Arizona Firsts Magazine 1994 Stapled in Wraps Very Good - 
56 pp, 10 3/4" H, soft cover (magazine format). B&w illustrations. Articles: Giants in Our Midst (new science fiction writers); The Young Giants: A Selected Checklist; Collecting Philip K. Dick: So It Would Be Funny; The Good Days (excerpt from Ann R. Dick's book); Philip K. Dick: An Informal Checklist; Michael Whelan: A Sense of Wonder (fantasy artist); Points; A Collector's Guide to Publishers (Little, Brown); Books into Film (The Andromeda Strain). Interior - two small ink notations on page 28, otherwsie clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - minor edge wear, minor rubbing, a few small very soft wrinkles, small slight bump to top corner of textblock/covers. 
Price: 10.00 USD

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