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Myths Legends & Folklore

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Myths Legends & Folklore

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1 Macumba: White and Black Magic in Brazil A. J. Langguth
New York NY Harper & Row 1975 0060125039 / 9780060125035 1st Edition Hardcover Fair Fair Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Stated 1st Edition. Reading copy. Study of the importance of magic in Brazil in both urban and rural locations. Influence of African tribal religions, blood sacrifices, and more are discussed. Book Condition : Fair; no text marks; stain at bottom right corner of text block effecting some page tips; toning to free end papers; spotting to text block. Dust Jacket Condition : Fair; piece missing at top right front corner; shelf wear to edges and corners; creasing and rubbing; price clipped. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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2 Deirdre: A Celtic Legend David Guard; Gretchen Guard
Atheneum 1981 0897420470 / 9780897420471 Hardcover Very Good Good Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
1981 reprint, Celestial Arts. Glossy covers w/ dust jacket. Retelling of the legend of Deirdre of the Sorrows, one of the chief tales in Ulster folklore. Prophesied to cause war and the fall of kings, Deirdre's upbringing and life are dominated by this belief, causing the prophecy to come true. Book Condition : Very Good; no text marks; very light spine end and cover corner wear. Dust Jacket Condition : Good; chipping and tearing along edges, spine, and at corners. 
Price: 17.50 USD
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3 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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4 The Olde New England Trilogy. Tales of Old New England; Tales of the New England Coast; Tales of New England Past Frank Oppel
Secaucus NJ Castle Books 1985 Hardcover Good Very Good Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
3 vol. set in slipcase. Reprints of turn of the century historical articles, stories, and illustrations which appeared in New England magazines. Each contains 25 -31 short pieces. Book Conditions : Good to Near Fine; Tales of New England Past has a relaxed binding and early signs of separation due to a manufacturing flaw; all books are free of text marks and appear unread. Dust Jackets are Very Good with minimal shelf wear to edges. Slipcase has some scuffing outside and some staining inside (books do not). PLEASE NOTE : Extra postage may be requested due to weight of set. 
Price: 60.00 USD
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5 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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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 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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7 A Dictionary of Symbols J. E. Cirlot
New York NY Philosophical Library 1971 0802220835 / 9780802220837 2nd Edition Hardcover Good Minus Good Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
2nd Edition. 419 pp. w/ b&w photos and illustrations. General reference work, influenced by Gestalt theory, using comparative sources across cultures and fields of study. Book Condition : Good-; scattered underlining (c. 5% of text); page tip creasing; light bumping and staining to spine ends. Dust Jacket Condition : Good; shelf wear along edges; tearing at top spine end; toning to reverse; price unclipped. 
Price: 11.50 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 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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9 The Book of Wonder Voyages Joseph Jacobs
New York NY G.P. Putnam's Sons 1986 Hardcover Good Good Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Reprint of Putnam publication, part of their Folk and Fairy Tales from Many Lands series. 230 pp. w/ b&w illustrations. Contains : The Argonauts; The Voyage of Maelduin; Hasan of Bassorah; and, The Journeyings of Thorkill and of Eric the Far-Traveled. Book Condition : Good; no text marks; staining to top text block.; light toning to free end papers. Dust jacket Condition : Good; small tearing along edges and corners; scuffing to spine; a few smudges. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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10 Lapland Legends Leonne de Cambrey
New Haven CT Yale University Press 1926 Hardcover Good No Dust Jacket Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Subtitled "Tales of an Ancient Race and Its Great Gods." 212 pp. Folktales and mythology from the northernmost region of Finland. Translated rendering of the Solsonernas Saga of Valdema Lindholm. Book Condition : Good, Ex-College Library; pencil attribution on title page, no other text marks; light soiling to covers; light toning to end papers; bookplate inside front cover; catalog label on spine; pocket and slip inside rear cover. No Dust Jacket. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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11 Weird N.J.: Your Travel Guide to New Jersey's Local Legends and Best Kept Secrets Mark Sceurman; Mark Moran
New York NY Sterling Publishing Co Inc 2005 076073979X / 9780760739792 Hardcover Near Fine Very Good Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
One of the entries in the Weird State series concerning strange, mysterious, and possibly paranormal sites in New Jersey. Also details local legends and personalities, famous crimes, and more. 271 pp. w/ extensive color and b&w photos throughout. Book Condition : Near Fine; no text marks; crimping to bottom cover corners. Dust Jacket Condition : very Good; shelf wear to edges; crimps at bottom cover corners. 
Price: 12.50 USD
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12 Civilization of Sweden in Heathen Times Montelius, Oscar; Rev. F. H. Woods (trans.)
New York NY 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. No Dust Jacket. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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13 The Holy Grail Norma Lorre Goodrich
New York NY Harpercollins 1992 006016686X / 9780060166861 1st Edition Hardcover Good Good Plus Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Hardcover. Stated 1st Edition. Acclaimed author of books on Arthurian themes, Goodrich traces the history and legend of the Grail with special attention to the idealism of the grail concept. Book Condition : Good; no text marks; front free end paper removed; remainder mark to bottom text block; two small marks on front cover. Dust Jacket Condition : Good+; light shelf wear to edges; rubbing to rear. 
Price: 12.50 USD
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14 Battles and Enchantments retold from Early Gaelic Literature Norreys Jephson O'Conor
Boston MA Houghton Mifflin 1922 Hardcover Good No Dust Jacket Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
1922 hardcover, 164 pp. Retelling of early Irish myths concerning the Tuatha De Dannan (Fairies). Condition: Good, Ex-College Library; 4 pp. w/ margin notes; bumping to cover corners and spine ends; occasional small stains inside covers and on text block; bookplate inside front cover; catalog label on spine; pocket and slip inside rear cover. No Dust Jacket. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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15 The Arthurian Encyclopedia Norris J. Lacy (ed.)
Garland 1986 Book Club Edition Hardcover Good Plus No Dust Jacket Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Likely Book Club Edition of Garland Reference Library of the Humanities Vol. 585. A-Z entries on Arthuran legend, includes handy category index. 650 pp. w/ 49 b&w plates. Book Condition : Good+; no text marks; some smudges and small stains on text block; rubber stamp on rear free end paper. No Dust Jacket. 
Price: 11.00 USD
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16 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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17 Anglo-Saxon England, Vol. 7 Peter Clemoes
Cambridge, England Cambridge University Press 1979 0521221641 / 9780521221641 1st Edition Hardcover Near Fine Good Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Anthology of 13 essays on various Anglo-Saxon topics - historical, linguistic, cultural. 303 pp. w/4 b&w plates & 27 illustrations. Topics include Easter cycles and the equinox, Lapidary traditions, Beowolf, the city of Norwich, The Battle of Maldon, coin designs, carpentry, and more. Book Condition : Near Fine; a few scattered underlines; a few small stains to text block. Dust Jacket Condition : Good; small tear/crease at top front center edge; rubbing to rear; price sticker adhesive stain at top right front. 
Price: 40.00 USD
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18 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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19 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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20 Indo-European Folk-Tales and Greek Legend W.R. Halliday
Cambridge, England Cambridge at the University Press 1933 Hardcover Good No Dust Jacket Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
The Gray Lectures of 1932. 158 pp. Examines ways in which folktales are modified by their transmission between countries and by the nature of an oral tradition. Focuses on Greek myths (Perseus, The Goat and the Vine, Procne and Philomela) and India. Condition: Good, Ex-College Library; two items underlined in Table of Contents; crimp at top right front cover edge; toning to free end papers; sunlight fading to spine; light bumping to spine ends; bookplate inside front cover; catalog label on spine; pocket and slip inside rear cover. No Dust Jacket. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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