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Myths Legends & Folklore

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Myths Legends & Folklore

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1 Saxo Grammaticus, The History of the Danes, Books I-IX, Vol.2: Commentary Davidson, Hilda Ellis and Peter Fisher
Totowa NJ Rowman & Littlefield (Non NBN) 1980 0859910628 / 9780859910620 1st Edition Hardcover Very Good Very Good Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
1st American Edition. Condition: Very Good; former owner's signature and stamp on title page, no other marks. English commentary on the work of historian Saxo Grammaticus. Vol. II has an introduction on Saxo and his work, a detailed commentary and index, so that text and commentary can be used side-by-side. A welcome and important contribution to scholarship in this field. Sky blue boards, blue and white pictorial dust jacket; [xi], 209 pp. several maps, including one of Saxony, and a genealogical chart of Saxo's royal line. . 
Price: 75.00 USD
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2 Book of the Thousand Nights and One Night Rendered from the Literal & Complete Version of Dr. J. C. Mardrus E. Powys Mathers
London, England The Casanova Society 1923 Hardcover Good No Dust Jacket Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
4 volume limited edition (1586/2250) complete. 1923 Casanova Society. 3,552 pp. total. Gilt top text block and spine lettering. One different color illustration as frontispiece of each volume. Each book contains 25-40 tales and is c. 900 pages long. The most famous tale(s) in this set are Aladdin and the Wonderful Lamp and the Seven Voyages of Sinbad. Book Conditions : Good; no text marks; bindings relaxed; mild scuffing/staining to covers, chip to front of Vol. 1; light bumping to cover corners and spine ends; scattered occasional creasing; page tearing to errata at rear of Vol. 4. No Dust Jackets as issued. PLEASE NOTE: Extra postage may be requested due to weight of set. 
Price: 70.00 USD
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3 Prelude to Pentecost Gage, Thalia
New York NY Bond Wheelwright Company 1952 1st Edition Hardcover Good Minus Good Minus Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
This is a long poem presentation of the legend of Mary, Martha, and Lazarus, followers of Jesus who were a decade letter put to sea with Joseph of Arimathea and carried to Provence in France. Book Condition : Good-; text unmarked; significant foxing and darkening at binding (due to binding adhesive) to inside covers and end papers. Dust Jacket Condition : Good-; wear and small tears to edges and corners; scuffing and rubbing; light staining; price unclipped. 
Price: 12.50 USD
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4 Chronicles and Annals of Mediaeval Ireland & Wales (Series: Studies in Celtic History) Grabowski, K. ; D. Dumville
Woodbridge, Suffolk, Great Britain Boydell Press 1984 0851151671 / 9780851151670 1st Edition Hardcover Very Good Very Good Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Condition would be near fine if not for owner's stamp and signature on title page. The backbone of historical accounts of Ireland, Scotland and Wales to the twelfth century is provided by annalistic texts which are related to one another in varying ways. This volume seeks to provide a series of models for the investigation of these Celtic annalistic texts. Kathryn Grabowski carries out a complete text-historical analysis of these southern Irish annals for the years 431-1092... David Dumville studies the major source, the "Clonmacnoise Chronicle". Brown cloth boards, yellow printed jacket. X, 242 pp., some map illustrations. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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5 The Danish History of Saxo Grammaticus (Forgotten Books) Grammaticus, Saxo
Lexington KY Forgotten Books 2008 1605067881 / 9781605067889 Soft cover Near Fine Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Contains the nine books of Danish history as recorded by the 12th century historian. Book Condition : Near Fine; no text marks; light curling to cover corners; 2 small marks on side text block. 
Price: 17.50 USD
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6 Racial Myth in English History: Trojans, Teutons, and Anglo-Saxons (NONE) Hugh A. MacDougall
Montreal, Canada Harvest House 1982 0887722121 / 9780887722127 1st Edition Soft cover Good Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Examines two primary national myths of origin for England. One represented by Geoffrey of Monmouth is that early settlers of England came from Troy. The other Teutonic or Anglo-Saxon myth traces English origins to the 5th century C.E. with Germanic origin considered superior and responsible for free political institutions and leadership. Author shows how the myths emerged, and the latter eventually predominated as both a unifying and divisive idea. Book Condition : Good; no text marks, owner's name and rubber stamp on half title page; creasing at front cover near spine; some shelf wear along edges. 
Price: 11.00 USD
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7 Folk Tales from Rajasthan Jha, K.D.
Bombay India Subhash Publishers 1963 Probable First Edition Soft cover Good Plus Book 12mo - over 6 - 7" tall Ravi, J.K.S. 
PURCHASE ALSO INCLUDES THE TITLE TALES FROM RAJASTHAN. A collection of 8 folk tales including The Miserly Brahmin, The Clever Bird, and The Landlady and the Five Thieves. A sticker for Subhash Publishers has been placed at bottom of title page over original publisher listing; back of title page reads "First Published, 1973. Lalvani Publishing House 1973." A similar sticker has been placed at the bottom rear cover. Book Condition : Good +; rubber stamped prices on bottom right of front free end paper; prices for other titles have been crossed out on rear cover; some small spotting on rear cover; chipping to cover edges and spine; text unmarked; some waviness to table of contents page. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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8 Balor with the Evil Eye: Studies in Celtic and French Literature Krappe, Alexander Haggerty
New York NY Institut des Etudes Francaises, Columbia University 1927 1st Edition Soft cover Very Good Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Scarce antiquarian book,1st edition, 1927. Cream paper wraps, many pages uncut, 227 pp., unillustrated. Discusses a variety of myths, seeking to understand their origins and the possibilities of cross-cultural influences. Several chapters are devoted to Arthurian and grail related legends and characters such as Percival; also, St. Patrick's Last Vision; Tristan; the Hymne de la Mort, and others. Book Condition: Very Good; no text marks; smudging to rear cover; tear to front free end paper; light age toning to page edges. Recovered from the original printer's building. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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9 Civilization of Sweden in Heathen Times Montelius, Oscar; Rev. F. H. Woods (trans.)
U.S.A. Haskell House Pub Ltd 1969 0838302165 / 9780838302163 Hardcover Very Good No dustjacket Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
A well-illustrated history of Sweden before written history: chapters include the Stone Age, the Bronze Age, and the Iron Age - broken into 4 parts. Translated from the 2nd Swedish edition, revised and enlarged by the author; first published in 1888. Tan cloth boards, no jacket, XVI, 214 pp.; a map and 205 illustrations. Condition: Very Good; prior collector's stamp, signature on false title page, embossed stamp on p. 99. 
Price: 18.00 USD
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10 Robert Graves and the Hebrew Myths: A Collaboration (Raphael Patai Series in Jewish Folklore and Anthropology) Patai, Raphael
Detroit MI Wayne State University Press 1992 0814321143 / 9780814321140 1st Edition Hardcover Very Good Very Good Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Examines the friendship and literary collaboration behind "Hebrew Myths: The Book of Genesis". Includes previously unpublished material including 200 letters, Patai's essay "Myth and Hebrew Myth", and Graves' lecture "Hebrew and European Myths Contrasted". Book Condition : Very Good; a few dash marks in ink next to several paragraphs; light bumping to spine ends; some small spots on text block. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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11 The Early Irish Church: From the Beginnings to the Two Doves (History of Ireland Series) Paul R. Lonigan
Woodside NY Celtic Heritage Press 1986 0961475315 / 9780961475314 2nd Edition Soft cover Good Minus Book 4to - over 9 - 12" tall 
Paperback, computer printed. Revised 2nd Edition. 78 pp. w/6 b& w maps. Introduction to Irish cultural and religious antecedents and the spread of Christianity. Touches on folklore and mythology. Book Condition : Good-; no text marks; binding tape reinforcing spine starting to peel off; Library of Congress surplus stamp on front cover and title page; rubbing, scuffing, and staining to covers. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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12 The Boy's King Arthur Illustrated By N.C.Wyeth Sideny Lanier
New York NY Charles Scribner's Sons 1937 Hardcover Good No Dust Jacket Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
1926 Printing. 321 pp. w/ 9 full color plates. Abridged from Thomas Malory and edited for children. 6 sections on Arthur; Lancelot; Gareth; Tristram; Galahad, Percival, and the Quest of the Holy Grail, and more. Book Condition : Good; no text marks, gift inscription on half title page; binding relaxed; occasional foxing (esp. pages facing plates); scuffing to spine. No Dust Jacket as issued. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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13 A Guide to Literature for Character Training, Volume 1: Fairy Tale, Myth, and Legend Starbuck, Edwin D. et al.
New York NY The MacMillan Co. 1928 Hardcover Good No Dust Jacket Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Good, Ex-College Library. This is an early reference guide for parents on the use of fantasy and fairy tales to reinforce moral teachings to their children. It provides book lists, as well as a list of situations/themes, organized according to age/grade level. Bibliography, indices, appendices, and publishers list. Book Condition : Good, Ex-College Library; no text marks; stamps and catalog writing to title page; bookplate inside front cover; catalog label on bottom of spine; slip and pocket inside rear cover; light bumping to spine ends. No Dust Jacket as issued. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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14 Myths From Many Lands. Volume 2, The Children's Hour. Tappan, Eva March (editor)
New York NY Houghton Mifflin Co. 1907 Hardcover Good No Dust Jacket Book 12mo - over 6 - 7" tall 
2nd volume of a vintage children's set of myths and folktales. This book contains myths of Greece and Rome, Scandinavia, Japan, the Slavs, and India. Tales are written by numerous authors - 7 of the Greco-Roman ones are by Nathaniel Hawthorne. 1 color and 10 b&w plates including 3 by Howard Pyle. Book Condition : Good; no text marks; light bumping to spine ends; very mild age toning to pages; binding relaxed but firm. No Dust Jacket as issued. 
Price: 12.50 USD
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15 The Wagner Story Book William Henry Frost
New York NY Charles Scribner's Sons 1896 Hardcover Good No Dust Jacket Book 12mo - over 6 - 7" tall Sydney Richmond Frost 
1918 printing. Story guides in ordinary language to 10 Wagnerian operas told as fireside tales. 245 pp. with11 b&w illustrations. Book Condition : Good; bookplate inside front cover; occasional end notes, translation on Table of Contents page (which story is which opera); bumping to spine ends; some spotting to free end papers and text block. No Dust Jacket as issued. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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