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MYTH, LEGEND & ROMANCE:  AN ENCYCLOPAEDIA OF THE IRISH FOLK TRADITION.  (ENCYCLOPEDIA), O hOgain, Daithi, Dr.
41 O hOgain, Daithi, Dr. MYTH, LEGEND & ROMANCE: AN ENCYCLOPAEDIA OF THE IRISH FOLK TRADITION. (ENCYCLOPEDIA)
New York Prentice Hall 1991 0132759594 / 9780132759595 First American Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good 
453 pp, 4to (11" H). B&w illustrations. "In (this book), Daithi O hOgain examines the folk tradition of Ireland and so opens a special window to the Irish - from the misty legends of the Tuatha de Danann , the martial glory of the Irish epics, to the gentler realms of the island's saints and scholars. (It) is the first standard reference book ever compiled combining the related fields of (Irish) folklore, myth, legend and romance literature in one volume. This substantial work covers in alphabetical order all of the stories concerning the characters in the narrative history of the selected tradition. It incorporates the mythological, Ulster, Fianna, and Kings cycles as well as the hagiography, folk tales, and customs of Ireland. (Provides) a full list of sources given in abbreviated form as an adjunct to each entry which refer to a complete bibliography forming a separate part of the volume. Several indexes are employed as well as a short introduction to Gaelic and a pronunciation guide." Tiny shallow dent on bottom edge of front board. Dust jacket has very light edge wear/wrinkling, tiny dent on front hinge, minor rubbing. 
Price: 27.50 USD
 
 
42 Perrault, Charles. THE FAIRY TALES OF CHARLES PERRAULT.
London Folio Society 1998 Hard Cover Fine Edmund Dulac. 
185 pp, 10" H. Bound in deep red buckram with a binding design in gold, pink, green and pale blue redrawn by David Eccles from Edmund Dulac's design for 'My Days with the Fairies' by Mrs. R. Stawell, gray endpapers. 30 colour illustrations (including frontispiece) by Dulac plus b&w vignettes. Dark red slipcase. Contents: The Sleeping Beauty; Little Red Riding-Hood; Blue Beard; Puss in Boots; The Fairy; Cinderella; Riquet-with-the-Tuft; Hop-o'-my-Thumb; Beauty and the Beast. Very minor rubbing on slipcase. 
Price: 45.00 USD
 
 
43 Rice, Eva. (Enid Blyton.) WHO'S WHO IN ENID BLYTON. REVISED EDITION.
London Orion 2003 0752856480 / 9780752856483 Revised Edition Soft Cover Fine 
304 pp, large 8vo (9 3/4" H). B&w illustrations. "All your old favourites are here along with plenty of facts, details and insights into over a thousand of Enid Blyton's most memorable and enduring characters. In this most comprehensive guide to Enid Blyton's characters to date, Eva Rice brings us a fascinating and humorous look into the imagination of Britain's most well-loved storyteller." Contents: Foreword; Acknowledgements; Adventure Stories (The Adventure Books / The Famous Five/ The Secret Seven / The Adventurous Four / The Put-Em-Rights / The Five Find-Outers / The 'Barney' Mystery Series); School Stories (St Clare's / Malory Towers / The Naughtiest Girl in the School); Toys and Enchantment (Enid Blyton's Fairy Folk / The Enchanted Wood / The Wishing Chair / Mr Pinkwhistle / Amelia Jane / Mr Twiddle / Mr Meddle / The Three Golliwogs / Brer Rabbit / Noddy); Farm Stories (Cherry Tree Farm and Willow Farm / Six Cousins) ; Further Reading. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
WHO'S WHO IN ENID BLYTON.  REVISED EDITION., Rice, Eva.  (Enid Blyton.)
44 Rice, Eva. (Enid Blyton.) WHO'S WHO IN ENID BLYTON. REVISED EDITION.
London Orion 2003 0752856480 / 9780752856483 Revised Edition Soft Cover Fine 
304 pp, large 8vo (9 3/4" H). B&w illustrations. "All your old favourites are here along with plenty of facts, details and insights into over a thousand of Enid Blyton's most memorable and enduring characters. In this most comprehensive guide to Enid Blyton's characters to date, Eva Rice brings us a fascinating and humorous look into the imagination of Britain's most well-loved storyteller." Contents: Foreword; Acknowledgements; Adventure Stories (The Adventure Books / The Famous Five/ The Secret Seven / The Adventurous Four / The Put-Em-Rights / The Five Find-Outers / The 'Barney' Mystery Series); School Stories (St Clare's / Malory Towers / The Naughtiest Girl in the School); Toys and Enchantment (Enid Blyton's Fairy Folk / The Enchanted Wood / The Wishing Chair / Mr Pinkwhistle / Amelia Jane / Mr Twiddle / Mr Meddle / The Three Golliwogs / Brer Rabbit / Noddy); Farm Stories (Cherry Tree Farm and Willow Farm / Six Cousins) ; Further Reading. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - clean and bright. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
THE WORKSOP EGG FAIRY.  MAID MARIAN AND HER MERRY MEN SERIES., Robinson, Tony.  Illustrated by Paul Cemmick.
45 Robinson, Tony. Illustrated by Paul Cemmick. THE WORKSOP EGG FAIRY. MAID MARIAN AND HER MERRY MEN SERIES.
BBC Books, (London, 1991), Ist edition. 
Unpaginated, 11 3/4" H, soft cover. Full-color cartoons throughout. "After hours of painstaking research, the true story of what happened in Sherwood Forest has been uncovered: Maid Marian did all the work and Robin Hood took all the credit. Robin was actually a terrific coward. It was Marian, a born leader ever since she was her school's rounders captain, who managed to assemble a complete bunch of idiots to fight the evil ways of King John and the Sheriff of Nottingham. In the (really really) old tale of the Worksop Egg Fairy we discover what happens when King John doesn't get his egg and soldiers for breakfast, how the soldiers get egg down their trousers, why the Sheriff gets egg on his face and who the Worksop Egg Fairy really is...or might be!" Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor creases at bottom of spine, minor edge wear. VG 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
A RAZOR FOR A GOAT:  A DISCUSSION OF CERTAIN PROBLEMS IN THE HISTORY OF WITCHCRAFT AND DIABOLISM., Rose, Elliot.
46 Rose, Elliot. A RAZOR FOR A GOAT: A DISCUSSION OF CERTAIN PROBLEMS IN THE HISTORY OF WITCHCRAFT AND DIABOLISM.
University of Toronto Press, Toronto, 1989. 
257 pp, 8vo (9" H), soft cover. ISBN 0802067689 "With an amazing knowledge of his subject (and also of related matters, e.g. mythology and Jungian psychology) the author here discusses witchcraft and diabolism in a way that arouses admiration for his exact and critical aptitude. The central theme is the historical origins (and, as a sidetrack, the psychological functions) of some forms of witchcraft. The question whether these should be regarded as survivals of the ancient pagan cults, or whether they should be supposed to be linked to Christedom as heresy, is given extensive treatment." International Review of Social History. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very minor edge wear, two tiny co rner creases - one migrates into last few pages. Very Good+ 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
47 Scalora, Suza. THE FAIRIES: PHOTOGRAPHIC EVIDENCE OF THE EXISTENCE OF ANOTHER WORLD.
Joanna Cotler/HarperCollins, n.p., (1999), Ist edition. 
Unpaginated (approx. 42 pp,), 4to, hard cover in dust jacket. Pictorial boards and endpapers. Photographs have a high gloss finish and the facing pages, which give the details of the name, sighting, history, lure used and other notes on the photograph are on 'aged' paper. Strange, magical photographs! Very minor edge wear to dust jacket. This is a new, unread book. NF/NF 
Price: 14.00 USD
 
 
THE TREASURE OF THE ISLE OF MIST:  A TALE OF THE ISLE OF SKYE.  OXFORD CHILDREN'S LIBRARY NO. 18., Tarn, W.W.
48 Tarn, W.W. THE TREASURE OF THE ISLE OF MIST: A TALE OF THE ISLE OF SKYE. OXFORD CHILDREN'S LIBRARY NO. 18.
London Oxford University Press 1959 Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Margery Gill. 
150 pp, small 8vo (7 7/8" H). B&w illustrations by Margery Gill, dust jacket design by William Stobbs. First printing of this book in the Oxford Children's Library series (first published in 1919). "Fiona, living on the beautiful Isle of Skye with its caves and shores, its moorlands and ever-changing mists, sets out on a quest for faery treasure. Her search begins with her determination to find the Urchin who, because he has shot at birds with his catapult, has been carried away by the Little People. Under the wise guidance of the kind and learned Student, it develops into a search for something far more precious even than gold doubloons that the lively, down-to-earth Urchin himself would like to find. It is a haunting tale full of adventure, magic and mystery, of meetings with the strange Hawker, with faery folk, and with birds and beasts delightfully characterized. There is much humour and wisdom in it, and an underlying vein of poetry and imagination which enables the author to evoke most vividly the unique spirit of his much-loved Isle of Skye." Light browning to top/bottom edges of boards and on edges of text block, minor wrinkling at top of spine. Dust jacket is price-clipped, has soft crease at top of front flap, very light wear at top of spine and front flap-fold, slight fading on spine illustration. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
FANTASIES OF THE SIX DYNASTIES:  BIZARRE TALES OF THE HUMAN WORLD.  ASIAPAC COMIC SERIES., Tsai Chih Chung, editor/illustrator.  Translated by Jenny Lim.
49 Tsai Chih Chung, editor/illustrator. Translated by Jenny Lim. FANTASIES OF THE SIX DYNASTIES: BIZARRE TALES OF THE HUMAN WORLD. ASIAPAC COMIC SERIES.
Asiapac, Singapore, 1994, reprint. 
141 pp, 8 1/4" H, soft cover. ISBN 9971985691 B&w cartoons. "(This book) contains 19 bizarre tales of human encounters with supernatural beings, compiled during the Six Dynasties (AD220-589). Tsai Chih Chung, the popular Taiwanese cartoonist has creatively illustrated and annotated these tales, making them applicable and entertaining to the readers." Contents: The Foolish Ghost; The Fairy Tortoise; Horse Husband; Miss Piggy; The Eloquent Debater; The Enigmatic Girl; The Burnt Para s o l ; T h e Mother Who Was a Turtle; Mr Rainbow; The Old Tree; The Unlucky Pestle; The Turtle Beauty; The Foolish Deity; The Snail Girl; The Old Fox; The Crane Fairy; Dog Husband; The Sword of Revenge; Weaving-Girl. Interior - small notation an d da te w r it te n in ink on title page, small bump to fore-edge of approx. pages 22 to 90, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - minor edge wear to covers. Very Good 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
CATWITCH., Tuttle, Lisa.
50 Tuttle, Lisa. CATWITCH.
Limpsfield Paper Tiger 1983 0905895843 / 9780905895840 First British Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Una Woodruff. 
80 pp, 11 3/8" H. Beautifully illustrated in full colour throughout. "Jules (a tabby kitten) is adopted by Eva Eden, a glamorous witch who was once a film star, and taught to read, write and spell - the magical kind - for Eva needs his help in the search for Alicorn, a fabulous something that will make dreams come true, although nobody knows exactly what it is. Unfortunately, Alexander Wylie, a particularly unpleasant wizard, is also after Alicorn, but while Eva only wants to return to the silver screen, his purpose is much more sinister. How Jules accidentally summons faeries through the television set and journeys to their realm, how he helps to rescue a kidnapped faery Prince, and how our resourceful feline hero finally thwarts Wylie's evil schemes will enthrall and entertain children of all ages." Slight twist to spine, a very tiny piece of glue residue on front board. Dust jacket has minor soft wrinkle at top edge of rear panel, very minor wear to laminate at top/bottom of spine. 
Price: 45.00 USD
 
 
51 Wilkinson, Nevile. YVETTE IN SWITZERLAND AND TITANIA'S PALACE.
London Humphrey Milford / Oxford University Press Hard Cover Very Good Good 
132 pp, 9 7/8" H. (c1925). Buff coloured boards with red lettering and decoration on spine and front board, map endpapers, 20 b&w and colour plates. Follows the adventures of Yvette (aged 14), her friend, Marietta (aged 13) and their guide and friend, The Painter, as they journey through Swizerland - interleaved with stories about Queen Titania and her Palace (as built by Mr. Wilkinson). Contents: Prologue; One Morn in May; The Arrival; Marietta's Chapter; The Journey; Yvette's Chapter; Lusmore's Trefoil; The Grand Chalet; A Page of History; Oberon's Peacock; Marietta's Second Chapter; Titania's Palace; Zermatt; Waterfalls and Music; Yvette's Second Chapter; The Gnomic Theory; The Merriest Music; Epilogue. The form at the back of the book for membership in the Companions (Boys) or Rose-Maidens (Girls) is present and attached. Gift inscription at top of half title page, small bookstore stamp on free rear endaper, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, minor edge wear. Dust jacket has some light edge wrinkling, small chips/tears - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, Light browning - mainly on spine and at edges, light soiling, protected in a mylar sleeve. 
Price: 27.50 USD
 
 
POLTERGEIST!  A STUDY IN DESTRUCTIVE HAUNTING., Wilson, Colin.
52 Wilson, Colin. POLTERGEIST! A STUDY IN DESTRUCTIVE HAUNTING.
London New English Library 1981 0450048802 / 9780450048807 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good - Very Good- 
382 pp, 8 3/4" H. "The Black Monk of Pontefract began disturbing the Pritchard family in 1966. Bangings in the night, objects flying across rooms, and a mysterious black-robed figure, whose appearances became more and more frequent. The police, the local MP and the vicar were all witness to the extraordinary happenings which continued to plague the household, and all attempts to exorcise the presence were met with mockery. In this definitive work (Colin Wilson) examines the recorded evidence of this and other famous poltergeists. Cases of hauntings have been recorded since ancient Greece and Rome. Poltergeist means 'banging ghost', because of their habit of making loud noises and throwing objects around. This book is not about Black Magic. But it is about the strange forces that surround us, and of which most of us are totally unaware. These forces may make us feel uncomfortable and may even terrify us, but there is not point in closing our eyes to them." Chapter headings: Professor Lombroso Investigates; Possession is Nine Points in the Law; Cases Ancient and Modern; The Black Monk of Pontefract; Fairies, Elementals and Dead Monks; The Black Magic Connection; Ghost Hunters and Ghost Seers; Speculations and Conclusions. A few very tiny light stains on title page, a 1"x3/4" area of surface paper loss at top corner of front pastedown - paper is glued to top corner of free front endpaper, small bump/wrinkle at bottom edge of pages 300 to 328, very small remainder mark on bottom of text block - migrates into bottom edge of some pages, minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, one tiny corner bump, very minor foxing on top of text block. Dust jacket is price-clipped, has light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, light browning - mainly top edge and on spine, tiny dent on rear panel, very light rubbing. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
TREE BY TOLKIEN.  (YES! CAPRA CHAPBOOK SERIES NO. 20)., Wilson, Colin.  (J.R.R. Tolkien).
53 Wilson, Colin. (J.R.R. Tolkien). TREE BY TOLKIEN. (YES! CAPRA CHAPBOOK SERIES NO. 20).
Santa Barbara, California Capra 1974 0912264969 / 9780912264967 Second Printing. Soft Cover Very Good Caitlin Mackintosh, drawings. 
47 pp, 7" H. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - light browning to edges of text block, tiny foxing marks on top of text block, light rubbing, minor soiling. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
54 Woodroffe, Patrick. HALLELUJAH ANYWAY: A COLLECTION OF ILLUSTRATED LYRICS BY PATRICK WOODROFFE.
Limpsfield, Surrey Paper Tiger 1984 0905895886 / 9780905895888 Soft Cover Very Good Patrick Woodroffe. 
135 pp, 10 3/16" H x 11" D. Profusely illustrated in colour and b&w. "(T)he new collection of illustrations from the creator of 'Mythopoeikon'. Its extraordinary images explore and celebrate the border between reality and illusion; a realm of wild wonders and bizarre beings, brought to life through a combination of paint, etchings and highly unconventional photographic techniques. 'Hallelujah Anyway's' more than one hundred and fifty stunning full colour illustrations will take you to the farthest shores of the imagination." Interior - previous owner's small stamp on inside of front cover, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - minor soiling on edges of textblock, minor edge wear, minor rubbing, slight crease at bottom corner of covers. 
Price: 22.50 USD
 
 
IRISH FAIRY AND FOLK TALES., Yeats, W.B., edited and selected by.  (William Butler Yeats.)
55 Yeats, W.B., edited and selected by. (William Butler Yeats.) IRISH FAIRY AND FOLK TALES.
New York Barnes & Noble 1993 0880290730 / 9780880290739 Reprint Hard Cover Very Good Very Good+ 
416 pp, 8 1/4" H. B&w illustrations. "W.B. Yeats included almost every sort of Irish folk tale in this marvelous compendium of fairy tales and song which he collected and edited for publication in 1892. Here are tales of the chilling wail of the Banshee, whose cry portends death, and of the fish-tailed Merrow, whose beautiful women spurn their green-haired husbands for handsome local fishermen. There are bewitched puddings, lost wishes, fairies, changelings, Leprechauns, ghosts, giants, devils and kings that touch our souls and fire our imagination. Not coincidentally, it is in the weath of symbol within Irish folklore that Yeats found the key to his personal and individual mythology - the muse of his poetic genius." The stories are gathered under the headings: The Fate of the Children of Lir; The Trooping Fairies (The Fairies / Changelings / The Merrow); The Solitary Fairies; Ghosts; Witches, Fairy Doctors; Tyeer-Na-N-Oge; Saints, Priests; The Devil; Giants; Kings Queens, Princesses, Earls, Robbers. Tiny faint in mark at bottom edge of pages 258 & 263, very tiny tear and faint ink mark at bottom edge of pages 259 to 262, minor wrinkling at bottom of spine. Dust jacket has some very minor edge wrinkling and very minor rubbing. 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
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