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ANNUAL '95: FICTION.  ILLUSTRATORS OF CHILDREN'S BOOKS.  ILLUSTRATORI DI LIBRI PER RAGAZZI.
1 ANNUAL '95: FICTION. ILLUSTRATORS OF CHILDREN'S BOOKS. ILLUSTRATORI DI LIBRI PER RAGAZZI.
North South Books 1995 Soft Cover with Self Flaps Near Fine 
190 pp, 11" H. Profusely illustrated in color. "This is the official catalog of the 1995 Fiction Exhibition (of the Bologna International Children's Book Fair), showcasing recent work by some of the finest illustrators of children's fiction from around the world. The pictures were chosen for their originality, their artistic and technical merit, and their child appeal. Along with the beautifully reproduced artwork, essential biographical information about each artist is listed, making this catalog an ideal reference for all who delight in contemporary children's book illustration." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor rubbing, otherwise clean and bright. 
Price: 45.00 USD
 
 
GRIMM'S COMPLETE FAIRY TALES., (Brother's Grimm.)
2 (Brother's Grimm.) GRIMM'S COMPLETE FAIRY TALES.
New York Barnes & Noble 1993 0880295198 / 9780880295192 Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good+ 
628 pp, 9 1/4" H. "Here in one volume, is a classic of Western literature - the complete fairy tales of the Brothers Grimm. These magnificent tales, which date back to the dawn of storytelling among the people of Northern Europe, was first compiled by Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm and were published in Germany in 1812 and 1815. Since then, selections from these stories have appeared and reappeared in countless translations throughout the world. It is a rare event, however, to offer 'Grimm's Complete Fairy Tales' in a large, one volume edition, complete, unabridged and unexpurgated. (Over 200 tales, with all the) old favorites - The Sleeping Beauty, Rumpelstiltskin, Hansel and Gretel, Snow White and others - and many little-known treasures such as The Juniper Tree, Clever Gretel, King Thrushbeard, and The Singing, Soaring Lark." Small soft wrinkle at bottom edge of page leaf 123/124 with some minor offset on adjacent pages. Dust jacket has minor edge wrinkling and minor rubbing. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
GERMAN FAIRY TALES.  NEW SERIES., Andersen, Hans Christian.
3 Andersen, Hans Christian. GERMAN FAIRY TALES. NEW SERIES.
New York Leavitt & Allen 1871 Hard Cover Fair No Jacket S. Pesoa. 
380 pp + 4 pp publisher's advertisements, 7 13/16" H. Purple cloth with gilt & black decoration on spine and front board, blind stamp on rear board, blue endpapers. 6 b&w plates, including tissue-covered frontispiece. The publisher has taken liberties in titling these works of the beloved Danish author "German Fairy Tales". Contents; What the Moon Saw; The Story of the Year; She was Good for Nothing; "There is a Difference"; Every Thing in its Right Place; The Goblin and the Huskster; In a Thousand Years; The Bond of Friendship; Jack the Dullard. An Old Story told Anew; Something; Under the Willow-tree; The Beetle; What the Old Man does is Always Right; The Wind tells about Waldemar Daa and his Daughters; Ib And Christine; Ole the Tower-Keeper; The Bottle-Neck; Good Humor; A Leaf from the Sky; The Dumb Book; The Jewish Girl; The Thorny Road of Honor; The Old Gravestone; The Old Bachelor's Nightcap; The Marsh King's Daughter; The Last Dream of the Old Oak-tree. A Christmas Tale; The Bell-deep; The Puppet Showman; The Pigs; A Story from the Sand-dunes; The Bishop of Borglum and His Warriors; The Snow Man; Two Maidens; The Farmyard Cock and the Weathercock; The Pen and Inkstand; The Child in the Grave. Some areas of very light foxing on endpapers, light browning in margins of pages, one or two very small foxing marks thoughout pages, a few slight separations between page gatherings but holding firmly in binding, moderate to heavy browning to edges of text block, wrinkling and heavy wear at top/bottom of spine, light to moderate edge wear, slight curl at corners of boards, heavy sun fading to spine, top edge of rear board and rear hinge, moderate general fading to boards, four pages with a faint imprint of laid-in fern leaf, four page leaves not trimmed during manufacture, very small area of surface paper loss in top margin of frontispiece. Book is now protected in a stiff mylar sleeve. 
Price: 125.00 USD
 
 
MYTHS AND LEGENDS OF THE POLYNESIANS., Andersen, Johannes C.
4 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
 
 
5 Baigent, Michael and Leigh, Richard. SECRET GERMANY: CLAUS VON STAUFFENBERG AND THE MYSTICAL CRUSADE AGAINST HITLER.
London Penguin 1995 0140247165 / 9780140247169 Soft Cover Very Good+ 
337 pp, mass market paperback. B&w photographs, map, family tree. "In July 1944 a group of conspirators known as Secret Germany attempted to kill Hitler. The mastermind of the conspiracy was Count Claus von Stauffenberg. Who was this charismatic, dashing aristocrat, who was said to be the only man to stare the Fuhrer down? What were the secret teachings that inspired him to the audacious act of assassination? Forty-six serious but failed attempts on Hitler's life in twenty years reflect a strong anti-Nazi movement in Germany. For Stauffenberg, the bomb plot organized by his esoteric circle was more a moral and spiritual necessity than an act of political expediency. Had he succeeded, he might have become the saviour of the national soul. In this remarkable investigation (the authors) explain how Stauffenberg represents a resolution of the conflicting myths of German culture. In his courage and integrity he stands as an atonement for the barbarism of the Third Reich." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very minor edge wear. 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
SECRET GERMANY: CLAUS VON STAUFFENBERG AND THE MYSTICAL CRUSADE AGAINST HITLER., Baigent, Michael and Leigh, Richard.
6 Baigent, Michael and Leigh, Richard. SECRET GERMANY: CLAUS VON STAUFFENBERG AND THE MYSTICAL CRUSADE AGAINST HITLER.
London Jonathan Cape 1994 0224035258 / 9780224035255 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ 
337 pp, large 8vo (9 7/16" H). B&w photographs, maps. "At thirty-seven, Colonel Count Claus von Stauffenberg, Chief of Staff of the Reich Reserve Army, was a charismatic figure destined for supreme command. The group of conspirators with whom he conceived the plot to kill Hitler in July 1944 was called 'Secret Germany'. That was also the name of the esoteric circle in which Stauffenberg as a young man had been a disciple of the mystic anti-Nazi magus and poet Stefan George. What was it that motivated this extraordinary aristocratic soldier, with the looks of a Hollywood idol, who was said to be only man to stare the Fuhrer down until he averted his eyes? For Stauffenberg the bomb plot was not a political move but a moral and spiritual necessity. After forty-two serious attempts on Hitler's life in the previous twenty years, why did he too fail? Had he succeeded, some say he would have become the de Gaulle of Germany, saviour of the national soul. Even in failure, there can be no doubt of Stauffenberg's heroism. He stands as an atonement for the Third Reich and a resolution of the conflicting myths of German culture. In this remarkable investigation his whole life explains a troubled past to the present generation of Europeans as few have done in recent history." Tiny crease at bottom corner of pages 83 to 100. Dust jacket has minor edge wrinkling, tiny dint on rear hinge, very light rubbing . 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
7 Bailey, Hilary. CASSANDRA, PRINCESS OF TROY.
Jonathan Cape, London, (1993), Ist edition. 
325 pp, large 8vo, hard cover in dust jacket. Cassandra, having lived quietly on a farm for twenty years, begins to write her reminiscences of the past. It is a "tragic story, taken from one of the oldest and most famous tales ever told - the war between the Greeks and the Trojans. It begins with Helen's flight, with Paris of Troy, from her husband. It tells of how a Greek army crossed the sea to attack Troy and bring back Helen, of the fall of Troy and its terrible aftermath. In this wonderfully vivid historical novel the author imagines Cassandra, the Trojan prophetess, did not die as in the legend, but lived on in hiding for many years. As she begins to write, Cassandra believes she is free to tell her story, but it is not so - there are still secrets to be uncovered and her own tale has not ended...This marvellous and moving novel tells of the eternal forces of human life - about war and its consequences for men and women, about courage, feud(s), revenge and fated love." Light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has light edge wrinkling, light rubbing. VG+/VG 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
THE SECRET WORLD OF THE FLOWER FAIRIES., Barker, Cicely Mary.
8 Barker, Cicely Mary. THE SECRET WORLD OF THE FLOWER FAIRIES.
London Frederick Warne 1998 072324457X / 9780723244578 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Cicely Mary Barker. 
127 pp, 10 1/4" H. Beautifully illustrated in full colour throughout. "Have you ever wondered where the fairies dance at midnight balls or when fairy queens hold court? This delightful book delves into the mysterious private life of the Flower Fairies, revealing their deepest secrets and explaining the work-ings of their invisible communities. A treasure trove of whimsical information, (it) is sure to enchant readers, young and old." Contents: Introduction to the Flower Fairies; The Fairy Court; Homes and Housekeeping; Jobs; Baby Fairies; The Fairy Market; Animal Friends; Food; Music; Dance; Fun and Games; The Fairy Year; The Garden Fairies; The Woodland Fairies; The Meadow Fairies; The Way-side Fairies. Large, neat ink gift inscription on front free endpaper. Dust jacket has a 1 1/2" clean tear at bottom of front hinge archivally taped, protected in a mylar sleeve. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
FOLKLORE AND THE SEA., Beck, Horace.
9 Beck, Horace. FOLKLORE AND THE SEA.
Mystic, Connecticut Mystic Seaport Museum 1996 0913372366 / 9780913372364 Reprint Soft Cover Very Good+ Jane Beck, photographs. 
545 pp, 8 7/8" H. B&w photographs, music notation. The American Maritime Library: Volume VI. "Everything you always wanted to know about sea lore but didn't know where to ask: shipbuilding; names and language; weather and navigation; songs and arts; seals, muckle men and mermaids; monsters, sea serpents and enchanted isles; reavers, privateers and smugglers; legends and tales; "spectre" ships - cooked up and served well salted by a first-rate writer who combines the knowledge of a sailor and a college professor." Oceans. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - clean and bright. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
FRENCH CANADA., Boswell, Hazel.
10 Boswell, Hazel. FRENCH CANADA.
New York Viking 1938 First Edition Hard Cover Good No Jacket Hazel Boswell. Signed by Author
82 pp, oblong (6 1/2" H x 9 1/2" D). Oatmeal-coloured cloth with reddish brown lettering on spine, reddish-brown illustration on front board. Pictorial endpapers (Christmas Market at Quebec), 25 charming full-page colour illustrations. Signed by Hazel Boswell, underscored with a flourish and dated July 1938 on half title page. "I have been anxious to make this book as French Canadian in character as I could. In my illustrations I have therefore tried to follow the type of drawing and design that the French Canadian women make for their hooked rugs and other work." From the Author's Note. Contents: Quebec Seminary; The Chateau Frontenac; The Caleche; Christmas Trees; Tourists; Dog Derby; Carting Snow; Les Enfants de Marie; The Island of Orleans; Lorette; Scotch Names; The Habitant; The Cure; Sunday; The Calvaire; Carrying the Mail; Going to School; The Saw Mill; The Butcher; The Oven; Sugaring Time; Eel Fisheries; Hooked Rugs; Weaving; Spinning; Notes. Very light soiling to edges of boards and spine, scattered very light small stains on boards, top/bottom of book and one in margin of page 48. 
Price: 65.00 USD
 
 
ABORIGINAL MYTHS., Bozic, Sreten.  In conjunction with Alan Marshall.
11 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
 
 
12 Brimelow, Peter. THE PATRIOT GAME: NATIONAL DREAMS & POLITICAL REALITIES.
Toronto Key Porter 1986 1550130013 / 9781550130010 Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ 
310 pp, 9 1/2" H. "(A)rgues that Canada ought to be a second Switzerland, with a living standard actually higher than that of the U.S. But in fact it is embroiled in a tangle of regional and linguistic quarrels, mainipulated by both the Liberals and their Mulroney Tory imitators, and an elite in Ottawa that truly represents neither Anglophones nor Francophones. 'The Patriot Games' offers an unconventional view of Canada that will shatter many myths. Brimelow endorses the argument of Goldwin Smith's 1891 classic 'Canada and the Canadian Question' that our country is 'rich by nature, poor by policy'. He demonstrates that this is a direct consequence of fatally-flawed political institutions, which have created divisive polices like bilingualism and Canadian Nationalism. He shows that, paradoxically, English Canada is the dispossessed and colonized nation within a weakening Confederation. In a provocative portrait of the Trudeau era, he describes how the Liberals imposed an artificial bilingualism policy on an unsuspecting country, alienating the West and having little effect in Quebec. (This book) challenges us to come to terms with what being a Canadian means." Minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, very tiny dent on front hinge.. 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
HOW THE IRISH SAVED CIVILIZATION:  THE UNTOLD STORY OF IRELAND'S HEROIC ROLE FROM THE FALL OF ROME TO THE RISE OF MEDIEVAL EUROPE., Cahill, Thomas.
13 Cahill, Thomas. HOW THE IRISH SAVED CIVILIZATION: THE UNTOLD STORY OF IRELAND'S HEROIC ROLE FROM THE FALL OF ROME TO THE RISE OF MEDIEVAL EUROPE.
New York Nan A. Talese / Doubleday 1995 0385418485 / 9780385418485 7th Printing Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
246 pp, 8 1/2" H. Colour pictorial endpapers, b&w illustrations. "From the fall of Rome to the rise of Charlemagne - the 'dark ages' - learning, scholarship, and culture disappeared from the European continent. The great heritage of western civilization - from the Greek and Roman classics to Jewish and Christian works - would have been utterly lost were it not for the holy men and women of unconquered Ireland. In this delightful and illuminating look into a crucial but little-known 'hinge' of history, Thomas Cahill takes us to the 'island of saints and scholars', the Ireland of St. Patrick and the Book of Kells. Here, far from the barbarian despoliation of the continent, monks and scribes laboriously, lovingly, even playfully preserved the west's written treasury. With the return of stability in Europe, these Irish scholars were instrumental in spreading learning. Thus the Irish not only were conservators of civilization, but became shapers of the medieval mind, putting their unique stamp on western culture. (T)his pivotal era is brought back to life, its personages portrayed in all their seemingly contemporary humanity, its issues simply and compellingly spelled out." Very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, slight fading to colour at top/bottom edges of spine/hinge cloth. Dust jacket has minor edge wear and minor rubbing, very light edge wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine, three soft vertical creases - one on each panel and on each flap. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
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.
14 Campbell, Joseph. 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.
New York Perennial Library / Harper & Row 1988 Soft Cover Very Good 
5 book set, 14" H, profusely illustrated with b&w and colour photographs, maps, drawings, reproductions. Comprising Volume I: The Way of the Animal Powers in two parts and Volume II: The Way of the Seeded Earth in three parts. Volume I, Part 1: Mythologies of the Primitive Hunters and Gatherers - 125 pp + appendices, 1988, first printing - Chapter headings: The Mythological Dimension; The Living Ground; The Awakening of Awe; The Peopling of the Earth; Early Hunters of the Open Plain; Living Peoples of the Equatorial Forest; Appendices. Volume I, Part 2: Mythologies of the Great Hunt - pagination runs 128 - 276 + 'Art as a Revelation', 1988, first printing - Chapter headings: Art as a Revlation; The Migration of X-Ray Style Art; Myths of the Australian "Dream Time"; Circumpolar Cults of the Master Bear; The Bear Cult; Shamanic Lore of Siberia and the Americas; The Siberians; Myths and Tales of the North Pacific and Arctic Folktales of the Maritime and Reindeer Koryak; Eskimo Tales; Four Raven Episodes from the American North Pacific Coast; The Idea and Ideas of God; Mythologies of the North Pacific Coast - Landscape and Culture; The Woodland Indians; Prehistoric Societies in the American Midwest; The Rocky Mountain Medicine Wheels; The Plains Indians; Myths and Tales of the Northern Plains - ThreeBlackfoot Medicine Legends; Mythologies of the North American Southwest; Not Man Apart; Cultural Geography; At the Uttermost Part of the Earth - Myths of the Selk'nam of Tierra del Fuego; Myths of the Yamana of Tierra del Feugo; Appendices. Volume II, Part 1: The Sacrifice - 126 pp, 1988 - Chapter headings: Prologue - Of the Will in Nature - Agricultural Origins and Dispersals - Diffusion, Convergence, and Parallelism in the Formation of Cultures - Two Ways to Rapture; The Sacrifice: The Prime Symbol - The Myth - The Festival - The Offering - The Historical Forms; Appendices. Volume II, Part 2: Mythologies of the Primitive Planters: The North Americas - pagination runs 116 - 251 + appendices, 1989 - Chapter headings: Agricultural Origins in the New World (Two Agricultural Systems / From Nomadism to Seed Gardening); North American Agriculturalist Rites and Myths (The Northeast Woodland / The Iroquois / The Algonquians / Tales of the Northeast Woodland / The Southeast / The People of the Trail of Tears / The Origin of Maize and Game); Appendices. Volume II, Part 3: Mythologies of the Primitive Planters: The Middle and Southern Americas - pagination runs 252 - 387 + appendices, 1989 - Chapter headings: Agricultural Developments in the Mesoamerican Matrix (The Tide of History / The Olmec Enigma); Agricultural Rites and Myths of Middle America (Southwestern North America / Northwest Mexico: The Huichol / A New World Discovered and Divided / The Antilles); South American Agricltural Rites and Myths (The South American Rain Forest / The Pacific Coast); Appendices. **Please Note: This is a heavy set and extra postage will be required for shipping outside of Canada/United States.** Interiors - light toning to edges of pages, otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exteriors - Volume I, Part 1 has a small corner crease on front cover, some covers have minor edge wrinking and/or very light rubbing - Volume II, Part 3 has slightly more rubbing but no colour loss. 
Price: 75.00 USD
 
 
CELTIC TALES., Chmelova, Elena.  Foreword by Frank Delaney.
15 Chmelova, Elena. Foreword by Frank Delaney. CELTIC TALES.
Twickenham Tiger Books International 1998 1840560266 / 9781840560268 Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Zdenka Krejcova. 
205 pp, 4to (11" H). Pictorial endpapers. B&w and colour illustrations. A collection of 21 "most unusual folk and fairy tales. The Irish stories go back to the great Sagas, and there are also Celtic tales from Scotland, Wales and Brittany. The characters - kings, elves, peasants, monsters, heroes and lovely ladies - talk to one another the way real people do. The countryside as it was long ago is precisely and powerfully evoked; the stories are full of high adventure and romance, humour and pathos. They take the reader into a world of fantasy which is at the same time intensely real." Contents: Foreword; Introduction; King Conal's Horse (Ireland); How Gwion Became the Most Renowned of All the Singers (Wales); The Silver Hare (Brittany); Jamie and the Sleeping Beauty (Ireland); Big-Eyes (Wales); Diarmuid Redbeard the Magician (Ireland); The Three Miller's Sons (Brittany); The Fruit from the Garden of Vleago (Ireland); Glen Gowan (Scotland); The Truthful Prince (Galicia); Liam Donn (Ireland); How the Proud Town of Is Was Engulfed by the Sea (Brittany); How the Fisherman's Wife Saved the Elf-Queen's Child (Scotland); Master Goban (Ireland); How the Beautiful Helen Became Queen of Rome (Wales); How the Korrigans Dried their Gold (Brittany); Foxglove and the Little People (Ireland); How Janet Fought against the Queen of the Elves (Scotland); The Princess from the Enchanted Castle (Ireland); The Younger Brother (Brittany); What the Storyteller Did when He Ran out of Stories (Ireland). Bump to top of rear hinge. Dust jacket has very light edge wrinkling, creases at top of rear hinge, very light 1 1/2" line indentation on front panel picture, minor rubbing. 
Price: 18.00 USD
 
 
CELTIC TALES., Chmelova, Elena.  Foreword by Frank Delaney.
16 Chmelova, Elena. Foreword by Frank Delaney. CELTIC TALES.
Twickenham Tiger Books International 1998 1840560266 / 9781840560268 Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Zdenka Krejcova. 
205 pp, 4to (11" H). Pictorial endpapers. B&w and colour illustrations. A collection of 21 "most unusual folk and fairy tales. The Irish stories go back to the great Sagas, and there are also Celtic tales from Scotland, Wales and Brittany. The characters - kings, elves, peasants, monsters, heroes and lovely ladies - talk to one another the way real people do. The countryside as it was long ago is precisely and powerfully evoked; the stories are full of high adventure and romance, humour and pathos. They take the reader into a world of fantasy which is at the same time intensely real." Contents: Foreword; Introduction; King Conal's Horse (Ireland); How Gwion Became the Most Renowned of All the Singers (Wales); The Silver Hare (Brittany); Jamie and the Sleeping Beauty (Ireland); Big-Eyes (Wales); Diarmuid Redbeard the Magician (Ireland); The Three Miller's Sons (Brittany); The Fruit from the Garden of Vleago (Ireland); Glen Gowan (Scotland); The Truthful Prince (Galicia); Liam Donn (Ireland); How the Proud Town of Is Was Engulfed by the Sea (Brittany); How the Fisherman's Wife Saved the Elf-Queen's Child (Scotland); Master Goban (Ireland); How the Beautiful Helen Became Queen of Rome (Wales); How the Korrigans Dried their Gold (Brittany); Foxglove and the Little People (Ireland); How Janet Fought against the Queen of the Elves (Scotland); The Princess from the Enchanted Castle (Ireland); The Younger Brother (Brittany); What the Storyteller Did when He Ran out of Stories (Ireland). Bump to top of spine, tiny bump to three corners. Dust jacket has light wrinkling to top of spine and flap-folds. 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
VOYAGE OF THE BASSET., Christensen, James C.  With Renwick St. James and Alan Dean Foster.
17 Christensen, James C. With Renwick St. James and Alan Dean Foster. VOYAGE OF THE BASSET.
New York Greenwich Workshop / Artisan 1996 1885183585 / 9781885183583 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good James C. Christensen. 
168 pp, 10 1/4" H x 10 1/4" D. Profusely illustrated with colour and b&w drawings. "Pledging allegiance to (H.M.S.) Basset's motto, Credendo Vides - Seing Believing, One Sees - (nine year old) Cassandra, her sceptical older sister, Miranda, and their father, Professor Algernon Aisling, set out in search of the ancient legends. From the flickering flight of faeries to the mermaids' siren songs, a labyrinth-bound Minotaur to a fire-breathing dragon, the Aisling family witnesses firsthand the wonder of mythological worlds. Cassandra's adventures intertwine with her father's scientific scribblings to present both new tales and the essence of classic myths. (This book) takes the reader on a fantastical journey of discovery." Tiny dint on top edge of front board, minor edge wear. Dust jacket has light line indentations and rubbing on front/rear panels, very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds. 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
CHARIOT:  THE ASTOUNDING RISE AND FALL OF THE WORLD'S FIRST WAR MACHINE., Cotterell, Arthur.
18 Cotterell, Arthur. CHARIOT: THE ASTOUNDING RISE AND FALL OF THE WORLD'S FIRST WAR MACHINE.
London Pimlico 2004 0712669426 / 9780712669429 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Near Fine 
344 pp, 9 1/2" H. B&w photographs, drawings, maps. "The chariot changed the face of ancient warfare. First in West Asia and Egypt, then in India and China, charioteers came to dominate the battlefield. In 1274 B.C. at Kadesh in present-day Syria - where the untried pharoah Ramesses II was nearly defeated by the Hittites - some 5,000 chariots were deployed in battle. Its use as a war machine is grapically recounted in Indian epics and Chinese chronicles. Homer's Illiad tells of the attack on Troy by Greek heroes who rode in chariots. In 325 B.C. Alexander the Great faced charioteers in northern India, while in 55 B.C., on a Kent beach, Julius Caesar was met by British chariots. This unique book traces the rise and fall of the chariot right across the Old World, from Britain to Korea." Includes a chapter titled 'Survivals, Ritual and Racing'. Book is Fine. Dust jacket has very minor edge wrinkling, very minor rubbing on spine. 
Price: 15.00 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.
19 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
 
 
THE MYTHIC WORLD OF THE ZUNI., Cushing, Frank Hamilton.  Edited by Barton Wright.
20 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
 
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