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Myths Legends & Folklore

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1 Psychology & Religion C. G. Jung
New Haven CT Yale University Press 1938 0300001371 / 9780300001372 Soft cover Very Good Book 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall 
Undated reprint of Jung's 1938 Terry Lectures at Yale. Jung argues that there is an authentic religious function in the unconscious mind. Religious symbolism and forms from this source helps account for the shared and repetitive forms of myth and religion throughout human history. Book Condition : Very Good; binding tight; no text marks; price sticker remnant at top right front cover; light toning inside front cover. 
Price: 10.50 USD
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2 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 7¾ - 9¾" 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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3 Prelude to Pentecost Gage, Thalia
New York NY Bond Wheelwright Company 1952 1st Edition Hardcover Good Minus Good Minus Book 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" 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 From Myth to Fiction: The Saga of Hadingus Georges Dumézil
Chicago IL University Of Chicago Press 1973 0226169723 / 9780226169729 1st Edition Hardcover Good Minus No Dust Jacket Book 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall 
1st American Edition. Dumezil argues that Hadingus, one of the legendary early kings of Denmark according to Saxo Grammaticus, was taken from the Norse God/early Swedish king Njoror. Book Condition : Good-; owner's name and rubber stamp on title page; highlighting and occasional margin notes to 75% of book; light bumping to spine ends. No Dust Jacket. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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5 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 7¾ - 9¾" 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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6 The Danish History of Saxo Grammaticus (Forgotten Books) Grammaticus, Saxo
Lexington KY Forgotten Books 2008 1605067881 / 9781605067889 Soft cover Near Fine Book 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" 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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7 Beowulf and the Critics (Medieval & Renaissance Texts & Studies, Vol. 248) J. R. R. Tolkien; Michael D. C. Drout
Tempe AZ Mrts 2002 0866982906 / 9780866982900 1st Edition Hardcover Good Plus Near Fine Book 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall 
Before gaining fame as a fantasy writer, Tolkien became known in the academic world for his study of Beowulf. This edition shows how this famous essay, likely given as a series of lectures at Oxford, was an abridged version of a much longer work. This critical edition presents both unpublished versions, textual notes, and a critical introduction. Book Condition : Good+; margin notes and underlining to Introduction only; one mark on side text block. Dust Jacket Condition : Near Fine; very light shelf wear at top edge. Medieval and Renaissance Texts and Studies, Volume 248 (Arizona Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies). 
Price: 32.00 USD
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8 Folk Tales from Rajasthan Jha, K.D.
Bombay India Subhash Publishers 1963 Probable First Edition Soft cover Good Plus Book 12mo - over 6¾ - 7¾" 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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9 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 7¾ - 9¾" 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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10 The Story of Grettir the Strong Magnusson, Eirikr and William Morris (translators)
Totowa NJ Cooper Square Publishers 1980 0860434028 / 9780860434023 Hardcover Near Fine Very Good Book 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall 
Facsimile reprint of the 1869 first edition. Described as one of the most powerful Icelandic sagas, this story of heroism, curses, revenge, may have influenced some of William Morris' later fantasy stories. Book Condition : Near Fine; no text marks; minimal wear. Dust Jacket Condition : Very Good; light shelf wear to edges; light rubbing. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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11 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 7¾ - 9¾" 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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12 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 7¾ - 9¾" 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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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 7¾ - 9¾" 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 6¾ - 7¾" 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 Tales of Early Franks: Episodes from Merovingian History Thierry, Augustin; M.F.O. Jenkins (translator)
U.S.A. The University of Alabama Press 1977 0817385584 / 9780817385583 Probable 1st Edition Hardcover Good Fair Book 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall 
From the French "Dark Ages" - the 2nd half of the 6th century - seven fast-moving and absorbing narratives, with extraordinarily lifelike characters. The translation is elegant, accurate, readable and delightful. - Book jacket. Blue cloth boards with gilt spine titles, yellow dust jacket; X, 175 pp.; Condition: Good; highlighting in text up to p. 59, o.w. very clean. Jacket has some tears and small missing chips along lower edge, up to an inch missing along top edge. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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16 The Illustrated Bulfinch's Mythology: Legends of Charlemagne, the Age of Chivalry, the Age of Fable Thomas Bulfinch
New York NY Macmillan General Reference 1997 0028620631 / 9780028620633 Soft cover Very Good Book 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall 
Beautifully color- illustrated 3 volume set of softcovers with wraps in black paper slipcase. Complete text of Bulfinch's classic work on folktales and myths. Book Conditions : Very Good; no text marks; very light wear to corners and edges. Slipcase Condition : Good; wear to corners and edges; light creasing. 
Price: 12.50 USD
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17 The Book of the Icelanders, Islendingabok Thorgilsson, Ari ; Halldo?r Hermannsson (trans., intro)
Millwood NY Kraus Reprint Co. 1979 Soft cover Very Good No dustjacket Book 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall 
Presumed to be the first book written in the Icelandic language. A 1979 Reprint of a 1930 publication. From "Islandica : an annual relating to Iceland and the Fiske Icelandic Collection in Cornell University Library; Volume 20". The translator's essay, extending for about half the book, gives context to the little book. Green stiff paper wraps, 89 pp., no illustrations, 8vo. Condition: Very Good; prior collector's stamp, signature and date acquired on title page, embossed stamp on p. 19, yellow highlighting and underlining on p. 60, 61. O.w. very clean. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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18 The Book of Ceremonial Magic: The Secret Tradition in Goetia, Including the Rites and Mysteries of Goetic Theurgy, Sorcery and Infernal Necromancy Waite, Arthur Edward
New Hyde Park NY University Books 1965 Hardcover Good Plus Good Book 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall 
1961 Printing. Expanding on Waite's previous writings, this work presents a systematic survey in two main sections - Part 1 The Literature of Ceremonial Magic covers 14th, 15th, and 16th texts; Part II The Complete Grimoire. 9 full page b&w plates. Part of the Library of Mystical Arts series. Book Condition : Good+; no text marks, former owner's name and price sticker remnant at top right of front free end paper; a few spots on side text block; light bumping to spine ends. Dust Jacket Condition : Good; tears and chips along edges; rubbing; spotting to reverse; price unclipped. 
Price: 100.00 USD
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19 The Wagner Story Book William Henry Frost
New York NY Charles Scribner's Sons 1896 Hardcover Good No Dust Jacket Book 12mo - over 6¾ - 7¾" 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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