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Twice-Told Tales: An Anthology, Volume 1

By: N/A

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Cafe Crashers: 2013

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2201717


First edition. Fine. 2013 Trade Paperback. 177 pp. Volume 1: This collection of eighteen reimagined fairytales features new takes on such classic stories as Cinderella and Rumpelstiltskin, and runs the genre spectrum from comedy and romance to horror and steampunk. Authors and artists include: Matt Anderson (aka Remi Anderson), Caleb Bouchard, Kathryn Ann Metzger, Laura Metzger, Ethan Monsour, Christina Lynn Pieretti, Sarh Wellman.Keywords: TWICE-TOLD TALES ANTHOLOGY SHO... View more info

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Titans and Olympians: Greek and Roman Myth (Myth and Mankind)

By: Allan, Tony; Maitland, Sara

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Time-Life Books: 1997

Seller ID: 2205623


A very nice copy.Jacket lightly toned. 1997 Large Hardcover. 144 pp. Part of the Myth & Mankind series. A dramatic series that captures, culture by culture, the information that never makes it into the history books: strange stories, mystic rites, angry gods, vision quests.The ancient Greeks and Romans created the most enduring cultures known to humanity and a pantheon of gods who live on in some of the greatest myths ever told: of Athena, goddess of battle, of Dionysus,... View more info

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Land of the Dragon: Chinese Myth (Myth and Mankind)

By: Allan, Tony; Phillips, Charles

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Time-Life Books: 1999

Seller ID: 2205626


A very nice copy.Jacket lightly toned. 1999 Large Hardcover. 144 pp. Part of the Myth & Mankind series. A dramatic series that captures, culture by culture, the information that never makes it into the history books: strange stories, mystic rites, angry gods, vision quests.China is among the world's oldest civilizations and home to many of the earliest achievements in the history of humankind. Until the beginning of the twentieth century, the Chinese emperor ruled by Hea... View more info

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Journeys Through Dreamtime: Oceanian Myth (Myth and Mankind)

By: Allen, Tony; Fleming, Fergus; Kerrigan, Michael

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Time-Life Books: 1999

Seller ID: 2205614


Pages faintly toned.Light stain to top edge of front jacket flap. 1999 Large Hardcover. 144 pp. Part of the Myth & Mankind series. A dramatic series that captures, culture by culture, the information that never makes it into the history books: strange stories, mystic rites, angry gods, vision quests.CONTENTS: An Unseen World; A Timeless Land; The Rich Cycle of Life; The Myriad Beliefs of Melanesia; Polynesian Paradise; The Oceanian Legacy.Keywords: FOLKLORE MYTHOLOGY HIS... View more info

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Voices of the Ancestors: African Myth (Myth and Mankind)

By: Allen, Tony; Fleming, Fergus; Phillips, Charles

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Time-Life Books: 1999

Seller ID: 2205620


Pages lightly toned.Jacket lightly toned. 1999 Large Hardcover. 144 pp. Part of the Myth & Mankind series. A dramatic series that captures, culture by culture, the information that never makes it into the history books: strange stories, mystic rites, angry gods, vision quests.CONTENTS: Cradle of Humankind; Wonders of Creation; An Ordered World; Heroes and Tricksters; Kingdoms and Empires; The African Legacy.Keywords: FOLKLORE MYTHOLOGY HISTORY MYTH VOICES OF ANCESTORS AF... View more info

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Gods and Heroes of the Greeks: The Library of Apollodorus

By: Apollodorus; Simpson, Michael (translator)

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Massachusetts: 1976

Seller ID: 2196874


Light edge wear. 1976 Trade Paperback. This is one of several translations of an ancient (date disputed) compilation of summaries of stories of the gods and heroes of Greece. View more info

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Scandinavian Ghost Stories and Other Tales of the Supernatural

By: Asala, Joanne

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Penfield Press: 1995

Seller ID: 2261808


A nice copy. 1995 Trade Paperback. 127 pp. Collected from historic sources, such as the volumes of Norse folk legends by Peter Christian Asbornsen and Jogen Moe, these centuries-old stories of sorcery, monsters and demons come from the imaginations of the Scandinavian people. Nineteen stories reflect the fear of evil that haunts and fascinates the human soul. From Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Iceland, and Finland, these ancient tales can be read on many levels: as only stori... View more info

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The Arthurian Legends: An Illustrated Anthology

By: Barber, Richard

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Littlefield, Adams & Co: 1979

Seller ID: 2206206


Faint edge wear. 1979 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. A great introduction to many of the epics written on Arthur, while incorporating most of the famous paintings inspired by the subject. View more info

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Curious Myths of the Middle Ages.

By: Baring-Gould, S. [Sabine]

Price: $125.00

Publisher: Roberts Brothers: 1867

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2260758


First edition. Owner bookplate on front endpaper, embossed bookseller stamp on title page. 1867 Hard Cover. 255 pp. 8vo. A collection of myths and folk tales, including: The Wandering Jew; Prester John; The Divining Rod; The Seven Sleepers of Ephesus; William Tell; The Dog Gellert; Tailed Men; Antichrist and Pope Joan; The Man in the Moon; The Mountain of Venus; Fatality of Numbers; The Terrestrial Paradise. Frontispiece of Pope Joan reproduced from a late 16th century e... View more info

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The Strange Story of Harper's Ferry: With Legends of the Surrounding Country

By: Barry, Joseph

Price: $3.00

Publisher: The Woman's Club of Harper's Ferry District: 1974

Edition: 7th Printing

Seller ID: 1787318


Lightly toned, first gathering of pages just beginning to loosen. 1974 Trade Paperback. 200 pp. plus additional pages at the end with local ads and a Patron's list. The story of Harper's Ferry and legends of the surrounding area presented by Joseph Barry, a resident of the area for half a century. View more info

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Chimera

By: Barth, John

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Random House: 1972

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2202145


First edition. Ink stamp to front endpaper.Top edge of jacket spine lightly bumped, front jacket flap creased. 1972 Hard Cover. 308 pp. In Chimera, John Barth injects his signature wit into the tales of Scheherezade of the Thousand and One Nights, Perseus, the slayer of Medusa, and Bellerophon, who tamed the winged horse Pegasus. In a book that the Washington Post called stylishly maned, tragically songful, and serpentinely elegant, Barth retells these tales from varying... View more info

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King Arthur's Death (The Library of Literature)

By: Benson, Larry D.

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Bobbs Merrill: 1974

Seller ID: 2195063


Minor ink marginalia. 1974 Trade Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. The Stanzaic Morte Arthur engages with the tragic implications of the chivalric love between Lancelot, Arthur and Guinevere; the Alliterative Morte Arthur with those of the aspirations of militant chivalry espoused by Arthur and his knights. The texts have been edited for readers who have little or no training in Middle English. View more info

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King Arthur's Death: The Middle English Stanzaic Morte Arthur and Alliterative Morte Arthure

By: Benson, Larry D.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Western Michigan University: 1994

Seller ID: 2196790


Pencil marginalia. 1994 Soft Cover. We have more books available by this author!. Professor Benson's edition of the Stanzaic Morte Arthur and the Alliterative Morte Arthure has been long out of print. Benson's edition of these important Middle English poems is here revised and updated by Professor Edward E. Foster, taking into account recent scholarship, to once again be available and accessible to students. The romances included here are two of the best, most significan... View more info

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Return of the Sun: Native American Tales from the Northeast Woodlands

By: Bruchac, Joseph

Price: $5.00

Publisher: The Crossing Press: 1990

Seller ID: 2175622


An exceptional copy. 1990 Trade Paperback. 206 pp. This is Joseph Bruchac's fourth collection of Native American folk tales. His first three have been widely praised. Joe is a poet who is part Abenaki Indian. As you would expect from a poet who is also part Native American, the stories are told with reverence and wit. Each story is also accompanied by a full-page drawing by Gary Carpenter. View more info

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The Age of Fable, or Stories of Gods and Heroes

By: Bulfinch, Thomas; Fitts, Dudley

Price: $15.00

Publisher: The Heritage Press: 1958

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2261281


Includes publisher's slipcase, Sandglass Number XI:23 laid in. Spine toned, owner bookplate on front endpaper. 1958 Hard Cover. xix, 230 pp. 8vo. Author's first book. One of the most enduring works on the subject of mythology, examining numerous myths and providing historical context and analysis. Introductory essay by Dudley Fitts, illustrations by Joe Mugnaini. ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Thomas Bulfinch (July 15, 1796 - May 27, 1867) was an American writer, born in Newton, Mass... View more info

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Greek Myths (The Legendary Past)

By: Burn, Lucilla

Price: $6.00

Publisher: British Museum Press: 1990

Edition: 2nd Printing

Seller ID: 2273630


2nd printing. An exceptional copy. 1990 Soft Cover. An overview of Greek myths from Heracles to Oedipus. View more info

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On Histories and Stories: Selected Essays

By: Byatt, A.S.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Chatto & Windus: 2000

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2270823


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. A nice copy. 2000 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 196 pp. As writers of English from Australia to India to Sri Lanka command our attention, Salman Rushdie can state confidently that English fiction was moribund until the Empire wrote back, and few, even among the British, demur. A. S. Byatt does, and her case is persuasive. In a series of essays on the complicated relations between reading, wr... View more info

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The Djinn in the Nightingale's Eye: Five Fairy Stories

By: Byatt, A.S.

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Chatto & Windus: 1994

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2271602


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. A very nice copy. 1994 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 280 pp. A. S. Byatt's fairy tales and fables are among the best-loved features of her fiction. Innumerable readers have asked for the two marvellous fairy tales in POSSESSION - 'The Glass Coffin' and 'Gode's Tale' of the Breton Naie des Trepasses - to be published separately. Here they take their place with three other stories with medieva... View more info

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The Flight of the Wild Gander: Explorations in the Mythological Dimensions of Fairy Tales, Legends, and Symbols

By: Campbell, Joseph

Price: $7.00

Publisher: HarperPerennial: 1990

Edition: 1st Printing

Seller ID: 2268745


First printing. Rear wrapper lightly bumped, pages faintly toned. 1990 Trade Paperback. viii, 248 pp. Focuses on the nature of myths and the significant of symbolic images to the human psyche. In Flight of the Wild Gander, renowned mythologist Joseph Campbell -- in his first collection of essays, written between 1944 and 1968 -- explores the individual and geographical origins of myth, outlining the full range of mythology from Grimm's fairy tales to American Indian lege... View more info

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On Heroes and Hero-Worship / Representative Men

By: Carlyle, Thomas; Emerson, Ralph Waldo

Price: $4.00

Publisher: Dolphin Books: 1966

Seller ID: 2270177


Spine creased, ink marks on front wrapper, edges lightly rubbed, no publisher date (circa 1960s). 1966 Mass Market Paperback. 389 pp. Two titles in one volume: On Heroes and Hero-Worship by Thomas Carlyle, and Representative Men, by Ralph Waldo Emerson. In 1833, when Emerson and Carlyle first met--at Carlyle's home on a remote Scottish moor--the meeting gave both men a sense of sympathetic recognition. Early in their conversation it was revealed that they shared a belief... View more info

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Quetzalcoatl and the Irony of Empire: Myths and Prophecies in the Aztec Tradition

By: Carrasco, David

Price: $7.00

Publisher: University of Chicago: 1984

Edition: 2nd Printing

Seller ID: 2273485


2nd printing. Light edge wear. 1984 Trade Paperback. Davi­d Carrasco draws from the perspectives of the history of religions, anthropology, and urban ecology to explore the nature of the complex symbolic form of Quetzalcoatl in the organization, legitimation, and subversion of a large segment of the Mexican urban tradition. His new Preface addresses this tradition in the light of the Columbian quincentennial. View more info

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Fire from Within

By: Castaneda, Carlos

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Simon and Schuster: 1984

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2273131


First edition. A bit smoky, top page ridge lightly foxed, publisher's stamp on page base. 1984 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 296, [6] pp. 8vo. CONTENTS: Foreword; The New Seers; Petty Tyrants; The eagle's Emanations; The Glow of Awareness; The First Attention; Inorganic Beings; The Assemblage Point; The Position of the Assemblage Point; The Shift Below; Great Bamds of Emanations; Stalking, Intent, and the Dreaming Position; The Nagual Julian; ... View more info

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Persephone

By: Clayton, Sally Pomme

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Eerdmans Books for Young Readers: 2009

Edition: 2nd Printing

Seller ID: 2272169


Second printing. No jacket. A very nice copy. 2009 Large Hardcover. Unpaginated. On a warm spring day, the beautiful young goddess Persephone is snatched from her home by Hades, god of the Underworld, and taken away to live underground and become his bride. Persephone's mother, Demeter, goddess of Earth, is so brokenhearted that she curses the land so nothing can grow — a permanent winter. How will Persephone and her mother be reunited? Will spring ever come again? Thi... View more info

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Atalanta's Race: A Greek Myth

By: Climo, Shirley

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Clarion Books: 1995

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2272172


First edition. A nice copy. 1995 Large Hardcover. 31 pp. In ancient Greece, the gods control every life, from peasant to King. When newborn Princess Atalanta is left to die on a mountainside because her father wanted a son, the gods send a bear to care for her. Adopted by a woodsman, she grows into a great hunter and athlete, and is eventually reunited with her father, the King. But as she gets older, Atalanta has no use for the gods and gives them no credit. When she mu... View more info

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A Treasury of Irish Folklore: Deluxe Edition

By: Colum, Padraic

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Kilkenny Press: 1988

Seller ID: 2273365


An exceptional copy. 1988 Hard Cover. A collection of Irish tales focusing on the heroes and culture of Ireland. View more info

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Greek Legends: The Stories, the Evidence

By: Connolly, Peter

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Barnes & Noble Books: 1993

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2271977


A nice copy. 1993 Large Hardcover. 92 pp. In this re-telling of the old legends the stories are linked to the surviving archaeological evidence, bringing the stories vividly to life, with full-color illustrations on every page. View more info

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Olode the Hunter and Other Tales from Nigeria

By: Courlander, Harold

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Harcourt, Brace & World: 1968

Seller ID: 2119148


Light edge wear to jacket.Very Good. 1968 Hard Cover. Tales mostly taken from the Yoruba people of Western Nigeria, though some of the Ibo and Hausa people are included as well. View more info

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Robin Hood

By: Creswick, Paul

Price: $75.00

Publisher: David McKay, Publisher: 1917

Seller ID: 2267201


All color plates included. A few light spots on boards, some scuffs to front picture plate, spine toned, pencil name and date on front endpaper. 1917 Hard Cover. 362 pp. 8vo. Green cloth, gilt spine titles, blue-grey titles & borders on front board, color plate mounted on front board. Illustrated endpapers. Color title page & plates by N.C. Wyeth. Robin Hood is a heroic outlaw in English Folklore, a highly skilled archer and swordsman. Although such behavior was was not ... View more info

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The Odyssey

By: Cross, Gillian

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Candlewick Press: 2012

Edition: 3rd Printing

Seller ID: 2272162


Third printing. Ink note on copyright page. 2012 Large Hardcover. 170 pp. A bold re-envisioning of The Odyssey, told with simplicity and style — perfect for fans of graphic retellings and mythology enthusiasts alike. Odysseus faces storm and shipwreck, a terrifying man-eating Cyclops, the alluring but deadly Sirens, and the fury of the sea-god Poseidon as he makes his ten-year journey home from the Trojan War. While Odysseus struggles to make it home, his wife, Penelop... View more info

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The Legend of Ulenspiegel and Lamme Goedzak and Their Adventures Heroical, Joyous, and Glorious in the Land of Flanders and Elsewhere, in Two Volumes

By: De Coster, Charles; Atkinson, F.M.

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Doubleday, Page & Company: 1922

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2272121


First American edition. Boards a bit rubbed, ink name and year on front endpaper of each volume. 1922 Hard Cover. 321, [5]; 353, [1] pp. 8vo. Black cloth over paper-covered boards, paper spine labels. Translated from the original French by F.M. Atkinson. First published in 1867, this is a series of allegorical adventures based on the Low German folk hero Till Eulenspiegel. Coster changes the setting to the Reformation era Netherlands. View more info