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HANS CHRISTIAN ANDERSEN TREASURY., Andersen, Han Christian.  Edited by Duncan Crosbie, Pat Hegarty and Hazel Songhurst.
1 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
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
BABAYAGA., Barlow, Toby.
3 Barlow, Toby. BABAYAGA.
New York Farrar, Straus & Giroux 2013 0374107874 / 9780374107871 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Very Good+ Dust jacket art by Matt Buck. 
383 pp, 8vo (8 1/2" H). "Paris, 1959" The City of Light is the center of the universe. Expats flock to exercise their loftiest ambitions and most libertine fantasies, and maybe dabble in a bit of Cold War spycraft along the way. Refugees from the East - a few babayagas among them - arrive to start their lives anew. The world's greatest city is as cosmopolitan and alive as it's ever been. Will is just another young American seeking his fortune in Paris - except that the ad agency that employs him is a front for the CIA. He's been in the city a few years now and is beginning to sense that his time is up - and he still hasn't figured out Parisian girls. Zoya is a beautiful young woman wandering 'les boulevards', sad-eyed, coming off a bad breakup. In fact, she impaled her ex on a spike. Zoya, it turns out, has been a beautiful young woman for hundreds of years; she and her far more traditionally witchy companion, Elga, have been thriving unnoticed amid the bloody froth of Europe's wars. Inspector Vidot is a hardworking Paris police detective who cherishes quiet nights at home. But when he follows a lead from a grisly murder to the warren of a frightened old woman, he undergoes a radical transformation. Oliver is a patrician, fun-loving American who has come to Paris to start a literary journal with the help of some friends, who ask only a few discreet favors in return. When a few of his dodgier acquaintances start dropping dead, he realizes he's in well over his head, though he remains fairly confident that it's nothing a well-made cocktail can't fix. A few chance encounters, a bit of romantic chemistry, a chorus of angry ghosts, a strung-out jazzman or three, a weaponized LSD program, and a cache of rifles buried in the catacombs - those are approximately half the ingredients of 'Babayaga'. But then there's something even more unexpected that Toby Barlow has smuggled in, too: a daring, moving exploration of love and morality." Dust jacket has soft wrinkle at bottom of rear hinge, small blank label across barcode. 
Price: 15.00 USD
INDEX TO FAIRY TALES, 1978-1986.  INCLUDING FOLKLORE, LEGENDS, AND MYTHS IN COLLECTIONS.  FIFTH SUPPLEMENT., Ireland, Norma Olin and Sprug, Joseph W., compilers.  Foreword by Peggy Sullivan.
4 Ireland, Norma Olin and Sprug, Joseph W., compilers. Foreword by Peggy Sullivan. INDEX TO FAIRY TALES, 1978-1986. INCLUDING FOLKLORE, LEGENDS, AND MYTHS IN COLLECTIONS. FIFTH SUPPLEMENT.
Metuchen, N.J. Scarecrow Press 1989 Hard Cover Very Good+ No Jacket - (as issued) 
575 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H) - red cloth with gold lettering on spine and front board. "This work is a supplement to two previous indexes - 'Index to Fairy Tales, 1949-1972', and 'Index to Fairy Tales, 1973-1977' - and covers the period 1978-1987. A total of 261 titles (collections only) have been indexed, selected on the basis of availability and favorable reviews in professional journals. Arrangement is alphabetical, primarily by title and subject; author entries have been included only when an author is specifically listed in a collection. More than 2,700 subject headings have been used, not including cross-references." Slight bump at top corners of boards, light wrinkling at top of spine, very minor edge wear. 
Price: 25.00 USD
THE GRATEFUL CRANE., Kuwata, Masakazu.  Translated by Eric Sackheim.  Introduction by Miyoko Matsutani.
5 Kuwata, Masakazu. Translated by Eric Sackheim. Introduction by Miyoko Matsutani. THE GRATEFUL CRANE.
Tokyo Kodansha International 1963 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Good+ 
Unpaginated, 6 3/4" H. Beautifully illustrated in full color. " 'The Grateful Crane' ('Tsuru no Ongaeshi' in Japanese) is a tale which has been told all over Japan for many generations. It exists in many different versions, both popular and literary, depending on the geographical area in which it was told. There have been versions designed to please children, and others for the edification of adults. But the basic outline is always the same: the beautiful transformed crane repaying the old man for his kindness." Very small tear at top of inside front hinge, light browning to edges of textblock. Dust jacket has light edge wear/wrinkling - mainly along top edge, small chips at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, several closed tears - larger one archivally taped, light rubbing. 
Price: 25.00 USD
New York Harry N. Abrams 1998 0810911949 / 9780810911949 Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ 
208 pp, 4to (11 1/4" H). Profusely illustrated in colour and b&w. "Commedia dell'arte is the first modern theater - inspiration to Shakespeare, Moliere, Goldoni, Mozart, and Balanchine and forerunner of the modern stage comedy. Since its invention as a popular entertainment in Renaissance Italy, commedia, with its stock characters, its absurd and witty plots, and its utterly charming personalities, has captivated audiences high and low, from the street fairs where Punch and Judy reigned to the exquisitely refined court of the Sun King. This book traces the history of commedia from its beginnings through many transformations to its rediscovery in the experimental theater of today. The depictions of commedia in the visual arts has a rich history. From Tiepolo and Watteau to Beardsley, Picasso, Hockney, and other modern masters, painters have found great resonance and meaning in the clowns and lovers of commedia. Here the visual and dramatic arts meet, giving birth to styles of art and performance at once clever, hilarious, poignant, tragic, and eternal. Lynne Lawner traces all these threads, unearthing rare texts of commedia plays, discovering myriad version of the ever-fascinating Harlequin, Pierrot, Columbine, and Pulcinella, relating the gossip of courts and theaters, and revealing the ways in which these figures and their classic stories - the sly servant, the foolish soldier, the clever maid, the quack doctor - have arisen again and again in art." Light waviness to edges of text block. Dust jacket has very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds. 
Price: 55.00 USD
7 Matthews, John, editor/compiler. Foreword by Philip Carr-Gomm. (P.W. Joyce, J.A. MacCulloch, Julius Pokorny, T. Rice Holmes, Lewis Spence, John Toland, Edward Davies, Godfrey Higgins, Algernon Herbert, W.A. Winwood Read, Iolo Morgannwg, et al. THE DRUID SOURCEBOOK: FROM EARLIEST TIMES TO THE PRESENT DAY. (SOURCEBOOK.)
London Brockhampton 1998 1860198422 / 9781860198427 Reprint Hard Cover Very Good Very Good+ 
384 pp, 9 1/2" H. B&w illustrations. "The Druids have long been misrepresented and misunderstood. The only true records that survive from when the Druids originally flourished are those of the classical writers, who were completely opposed to Druids and their practices. Julius Caesar wrote disparagingly about them and sought to destroy them. The historical reality is that Druidism and early Christianity lived side by side for a long period, and a considerable amount of Druid philosophy was absorbed into Christianity itself. Whether Druidism is regarded as a Celtic priesthood in origin and name, or a religion, it is clear that Druids and Druidism were important aspects of the life of the early European peoples, especially in Britain. In this comprehensive and brilliantly researched book, John Matthews presents a cross-section through the diverse layers of Druid history and custom. Using rare sources - often lost or forgotten texts and translations - he shows how various aspects of Druidism originated and how these contributed to practices we see today. A Druid himself, (he) has expert knowledge and avoids the popular misinterpretation of Druidism as 'wanting to live in the past'. Instead, this book reveals the truth about Druidism, its ideas and customs, and makes a vital contribution to current interest in the Druids." Light wrinkling at bottom of spine, very small bump at bottom corner of both boards, very minor eubbing on boards. Dust jacket has very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds. 
Price: 20.00 USD
San Francisco Night Shade Books 2012 1597804002 / 9781597804004 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good+ Jacket art by Mark Nelson. 
279 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H). "1864. London is a city in transition. The Constantine Affliction - a strange malady that kills some of its victims and physically transforms others into the opposite sex - has spread scandal and upheaval through society. Scientific marvels and disasters, such as clockwork courtesans, the alchemical fires of Whitechapel, electric carriages, and acidic monsters lurking in the Thames, have forever altered the face of the city. Pembroke 'Pimm' Halliday is an aristocrat with an interest in criminology, who uses his keen powers of observation to assist the police or private individuals - at least when he's sober enough to do so. Ellie Skyler, who hides her gender behind the byline 'E. Skye', is an intrepid journalist driven by both passion and necessity to uncover the truth, no matter where it lies. When Pimm and Skye stumble onto a dark plot that links the city's most notorious criminal overlord with the Queen's new consort, famed scientist Sir Bertram Oswald, they soon find the forces of both high and low society arrayed against them. Can they save the city from the arcane machinations of one of history's most infamous monsters - and uncover the shocking origins of 'The Constantine Affliction'?" Very minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has minor edge wear/wrinkling, soft wrinkle at top of rear panel, minor rubbing. 
Price: 15.00 USD
THE SATANIC MILL., Preussler, Otfried.  Translated by Anthea Bell.
9 Preussler, Otfried. Translated by Anthea Bell. THE SATANIC MILL.
New York Macmillan 1972 0027751708 / 9780027751703 3rd Printing Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Murray Tinkelman, jacket iIllustration. 
250 pp, 8vo (8 7/16" H). "(In seventeenth-century Germany), Krabat, a fourteen-year-old Wendish beggar boy, is summoned in a dream to a mysterious mill. When he awakens, an irresistible force makes him seek out a mill near the village of Schwarzkollm where he becomes apprenticed to the master. He soon discovers that the mill is actually a school for black magic and that he and the mill's journeymen are virtual prisoners. During the week they do the normal work of the mill, but on Friday nights the master initiates them into the strange rituals of the Art of Arts. The very first Friday, the master turns Krabat into a raven, a trick the boy quickly learns to do himself. Krabat completes his apprenticeship, becomes a journeyman and the master's star pupil in necromancy. But the power his new skills endow him with does not compensate for his loss of freedom. And the more he learns of the mill's dark secrets, the more determined he becomes to escape from the master's bondage. Called a masterpiece by reviewers in Germany, 'The Satanic Mill' was awarded the 1972 German Children's Book Prize." Light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, taped 3" tear at bottom of page 149/150, tiny light stain on top of text block. Dust jacket has very light wear/wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, corner crease on rear flap-folds, very light rubbing/soiling. 
Price: 65.00 USD
Destiny, Rochester, Vermont, (1990). 
160 pp, 8vo (8 1/2" H), soft cover. B&w illus. "This handbook of musical alchemy looks at music as a 'genuine power that effects changes in consciousness'. These changes can range from ephemeral mood shifts to dramatic and permanent transformations of consciousness...goes beyond mere scholarship to present a practical theory of consciousness expansion. (Stewart) explains how chanting, harmonics, and sustained notes in certain relationships can cause measurable changes in emotion and vitality. He also draws on the works of Hermes Trismegistus, Pythagoras, Dr. John Dee, and the Quabalists and discusses the musical implications of the Tree of Life, the Chakras, and the Four Elements..." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor rubbing, flat uncreased spine. VG+ 
Price: 15.00 USD
Southern Illinois University Press, Carbondale, 1999, first edition. 
130 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0809322560 "Through careful analysis of Jack Kerouac's "On the Road", Omar Swartz sets out to show that Kerouac's influence on American society is largely rhetorical. Kerouac's signifi cance as a cultural icon can be best understood, Swartz asserts, in terms of traditional rhetorical practices and principles...." Contents: Preface; Rhetorical Transformations; Kerouac in Context; Kerouac's Rhetorical Situation; Fantasy, R h e t o r i c a l Vision, and the Critical Act; The Vision of Social Deviance; The Vision of Sexuality; Dean as Vision; Conclusion: Kerouac and Liminality; Notes; Bibliography; Index. Fine/Fine 
Price: 27.50 USD
12 Waley, Arthur, translator. Abridged by Alison Waley. ADVENTURES OF THE MONKEY GOD
Singapore Graham Brash 1988 9971490455 / 9789971490454 Reprint Soft Cover Very Good - Georgette, Boner. Cover by Elaine Wee. 
223 pp, 8 1/2" H. B&w illustrations. "(O)ne of China's favourite classics, (this) is the Far East's story of evolution: the religions, the philosophies, the legends of the oldest civilisation on earth. Monkey is mankind - full of faults, mischievous, ambitious and vain. But he is also generous, valiant and intrepid. He is deliquent, but also delightful. He cannot resist challenge; he loathes self-pity; above all, he despises despair." Interior - bump to top corner of text block, tiny ink "x" on inside of front cover, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - bump at top corner of covers, minor rubbing on covers, slight twist to spine. 
Price: 15.00 USD
JACK SHADBOLT., Watson, Scott.  (Jack Shadbolt.)
13 Watson, Scott. (Jack Shadbolt.) JACK SHADBOLT.
Vancouver Douglas & McIntyre 1990 0888946139 / 9780888946133 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jack Shadbolt. 
243 pp, 12 1/2" H. "In this first full study of the renowned (Canadian) painter, Scott Watson explores Shadbolt's personal struggles to be an artist and to resolve conflicting drives - between spontaneity and restraint, order and chaos - in the context of shifting trends in art as well as social change. Shadbolt also struggled to be understood in a culture that, when he began, was not ready for modern art. From (his) early love of nature and awakening artistic sensibilities to his coming of age while studying in New York, London and Paris, Watson explores the evolution of an artist who has an international perspective but who is also a unique regional painter with a profound sense of place. In chronicling Shadbolt's development, the author has created a portait that gives an insightful look at the nature of the artistic sensibility, enriched with liberal excepts from the painter's own writings on art and the life of the artist. Lavishly illustrated with the art of Jack Shadbolt - 220 illustrations, including 110 in colour." Tiny dent on rear board and on fore-edge of front board, minor wrinkling at bottom of spine. Dust jacket has bery light rubbing. 
Price: 45.00 USD

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