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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

ISBN: 0705436039

Condition: Near Fine


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 Heavenly Mandate as the divinely appointed Son of Heaven, intermediary between the world of gods and mortals--Heaven and Earth... 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

ISBN: 0705436233

Condition: Near Fine


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 HISTORY OCEANIAN MYTH JOURNEYS THROUGH DREAMTIME AUSTRALIA NEW GUINEA POLUNESIAN 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

ISBN: 0705436438

Condition: Near Fine


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 AFRICAN AFRICA View more info

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Tsimsyan Myths, Illustrated (National Museum of Canada Bulletin No. 174, Anthropological Series No. 51)

By: Barbeau, Marius

Price: $10.00

Publisher: National Museum of Canada: 1961

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2276393

Condition: Good


Inscribed to Hella Sachs, signed, and dated by author on title page, signed on front wrapper also. This volume was acquired from the personal collection of Julian Street, Jr., Hella's husband. Edges rubbed with minor loss from spine head and foot, pages toned. 1961 Trade Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. v, [1], 97, [1] pp. A collection of native folklore, illustrated with woodcuts. Barbeau, considered the founder of Canadian anthropology, was a Rhodes Scholar and advocate of the preservation and celebration of the traditions of native peoples. View more info

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The Indian Speaks

By: Barbeau, Marius; Melvin, Grace

Price: $30.00

Publisher: The Caxton Printers, Ltd. / The Macmillan Company of Canada, Ltd.: 1943

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2276387

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Inscribed to 'Mme Hella Sachs', signed (in French), and dated (15 Mai 1943) by author on front flyleaf. This volume was acquired from the personal library of Julian Street, Jr., Hella's husband. Lacks jacket. Spine lightly toned, corners rubbed and slightly exposed. 117, [3] pp. 8vo. A collection of native folklore, illustrated with woodcuts. Barbeau, considered the founder of Canadian anthropology, was a Rhodes Scholar and advocate of the preservation and celebration of the traditions of native peoples. 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

ISBN: 0822606003

Condition: Very Good


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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Crocodile! Crocodile! Stories Told Around the World

By: Baumgartner, Barbara

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Dorling Kindersley: 1994

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 2274182

ISBN: 1564584631

Condition: Near Fine


No jacket. Near fine. 1994 Large Hardcover. 45 pp. Engaging characters are brought to life in cheery cut-paper illustrations. This international collection of folk tales bring together six of Barbara Baumgartner's most successful performances on one volume. For the first time ever, this well-loved storyteller has written down her stories for school-age children to enjoy at home. Engaging characters-from the clever monkey who outwits a hungry crocodile, to a magical dragon that brings secret gifts to a kind young boy-are brought to life in Judith Moffatt's cheery cut-paper illustrations. Reader... View more info

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The Art of Ancient Greece and Rome: From the Rise of Greece to the Fall of Rome

By: Becatti, Giovanni

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Harry N. Abrams, Inc.: 1967

Seller ID: 2297705

Condition: Very Good


Jacket and endpapers faintly toned. Jacket edges bumped. 1967 Large Hardcover. 441 pp. By a series of cross-sections of Classical civilization at different times, he clarifies the many currents and connections throughout the ancient world during its lengthy history, and expands the theme of Classical art as a unifying force. Greece and Greek influences, East and West; Etruscan and Italic; Rome and Roman influences, East and West--the whole world of Western art is displayed in his text and illustrations, making a vast yet unified picture of the Classical style. ...The work of major sculptors an... View more info

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Folklore and the Sea

By: Beck, Horace

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Mystic Seaport Museum: 2005

Edition: Second Edition

Seller ID: 2286500

ISBN: 0913372366

Condition: Very Good


Second edition. Faint edge wear. 2005 Trade Paperback. Horace Beck, a former professor of American Literature at Middlebury College, has been gathering the sea's folklore for 70 years in Europe, North America, and the West Indies. This collection of legends, songs, superstitions, and stories, both true and apocryphal includes spectral ships, mermaids and mermen, pirates, sea language, sea monsters, navigation and weather lore, names on sea and shore, and much more. 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

ISBN: 1879288389

Condition: Good


Pencil marginalia. 1994 Soft Cover. 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 significant Arthurian romances in Middle English, which complement each other in terms of style and content. While the Alliterative Morte Arthure belongs to the Alliterative Revival... View more info

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The Field Guide to North American Monsters: Everything You Need to Know about Encountering Over 100 Terrifying Creatures in the Wild

By: Blackman, W. Haden

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Three Rivers Press: 1998

Seller ID: 2298735

ISBN: 0609800175

Condition: Good


Faintly stained. 1998 Soft Cover. xiv, 249 pp. Describes the appearance, habitat, diet, and behavior of over 100 beasts drawn from mythology, urban legends, American and Canadian folklore, and sightings. View more info

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Sea Serpents

By: Bright, Charles

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Bowling Green State University: 1991

Seller ID: 2287352

ISBN: 0879725397

Condition: Very Good


Tiny stain to last few pages. 1991 Hard Cover. The Loch Ness monster isn't the only sea serpent in the world! History is filled with actual reported sightings of gigantic snake-like monsters which can only be described as Sea Serpents. View more info

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Bulfinch's Mythology: The Age of Fable; The Age of Chivalry; The Legends of Charlemagne (Complete in One Volume)

By: Bulfinch, Thomas

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Avenel: 1978

Seller ID: 2292356

ISBN: 0517262770

Condition: Good


Pages faintly toned, edge wear to jacket. 1978 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 957 pp. Bulfinch's Mythology is a collection of the works of Thomas Bulfinch, renamed after him and published after his death. It is a classic work of mythology and is still being printed, even 150 years after the first work, Age of Fable, was published in 1855. The following is a table of contents of the work, which itself can serve as an interesting pantheon of the characters of ancient European mythology. View more info

The Age of Fable; or, Stories of Gods and Heroes [Bulfinch's Mythology]

By: Bulfinch, Thomas

Price: $125.00

Publisher: Sanborn, Carter, Bazin & Co.: 1855

Edition: Third Edition

Seller ID: 2299769

Condition: Fair


Third edition. Loss to spine head, tear to spine, hinges repaired with tape, ink notes on second flyleaf. 1855 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 488 pp. Author's first book. Bulfinch's Mythology is a collection of general audience works by American Latinist and banker Thomas Bulfinch, named after him and published after his death in 1867. The work was a highly successful popularization of Greek mythology for English-speaking readers. Carl J. Richard comments that it was one of the most popular books ever published in the United States and the standard work on classical ... View more info

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Bulfinch's Mythology: The Age of Fable; The Age of Chivalry; The Legends of Charlemagne (A Modern Library Giant, G14)

By: Bulfinch, Thomas

Price: $15.00

Publisher: The Modern Library:

Seller ID: 2276970

Condition: Very Good


No jacket, top corners of boards lightly bumped, pencil name on front endpaper, no publisher date. We have more books available by this author!. xi, 778 pp. Bulfinch's Mythology is a collection of the works of Thomas Bulfinch, renamed after him and published after his death. It is a classic work of mythology and is still being printed, even 150 years after the first work, Age of Fable, was published in 1855. The following is a table of contents of the work, which itself can serve as an interesting pantheon of the characters of ancient European mythology. - Wikipedia View more info

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Bulfinch's Mythology: The Age of Fable; The Age of Chivalry; The Legends of Charlemagne (A Modern Library Giant, G14)

By: Bulfinch, Thomas

Price: $30.00

Publisher: The Modern Library: 1930

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2291646

Condition: Very Good


1930s printing of Toledano G014.1. Very good in fair jacket. Small dealer plate on rear endpaper, jacket edges rubbed with large chip from top edge of rear panel and minor loss elsewhere. We have more books available by this author!. xi, [1] 778 pp. 8vo. Bulfinch's Mythology is a collection of the works of Thomas Bulfinch, renamed after him and published after his death. It is a classic work of mythology and is still being printed, even 150 years after the first work, Age of Fable, was published in 1855. The following is a table of contents of the work, which itself can serve as an interesting... View more info

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The Age of Fable or Beauties of Mythology (Revised and Enlarged Edition)

By: Bulfinch, Thomas; Scott, J. Loughran

Price: $15.00

Publisher: David McKay: 1898

Edition: Revised and Enlarged Edition

Seller ID: 2288719

Condition: Good


No jacket. Hinges starting, minor loss to spine base, ink stamp on bottom page ridge and on front paste-down endpaper. 1898 Hard Cover. xxiii, 501 pp. With a classical index and dictionary and nearly two hundred illustrations. ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Thomas Bulfinch (July 15, 1796 – May 27, 1867[1]) was an American writer born in Newton, Massachusetts, best known for the book Bulfinch's Mythology. Bulfinch's Mythology is a classic work of popularized mythology, the standard for over a century and still in print 160 years after the first work, Age of Fable, was published in 1855. Bulfinch wrote in ... 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

ISBN: 070116946X

Condition: Near Fine


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, writing, and remembering, the gifted novelist and critic sorts the modish from the merely interesting and the truly good to arr... 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

ISBN: 0701162783

Condition: Near Fine


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 medieval and oriental settings. The title story, 'The Djinn and the Nightingale's Eye', a long story about an Englishwoman in Turkey... View more info

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Occidental Mythology: The Masks of God

By: Campbell, Joseph

Price: $9.00

Publisher: Penguin Compass: 1991

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 2286281

ISBN: 014019441X

Condition: Very Good


Spine creased. 1991 Trade Paperback. x, 564 pp. A systematic and fascinating comparison of the themes that underlie the art, worship, and literature of the Western world. View more info

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The Hero's Journey: Joseph Campbell on His Life and Work

By: Campbell, Joseph; Cousineau, Phil

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Element: 1999

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2288993

ISBN: 1862045984

Condition: Very Good


First edition. One inch tear along top edge of rear jacket panel, front jacket flap price-clipped. Owner's library stamp on front endpaper and half-title page and rear endpaper, ink gift note on half-title page, pages very faintly toned. 1999 Large Hardcover. xxvii, 258 pp. The author of Hero With a Thousand Faces, The Masks of God series, and The Power of Myth here turns his powers of observation and analysis on his own life's journey and conveys the excitement of his life-long exploration of mythic traditions, which he called the one great story of mankind. In conversations with poets, anthr... 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

Condition: Good


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 in the importance of Great Men. Eight years later, in 1841, On Heroes appeared, and its influence on Emerson is undoubted. W... 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

ISBN: 0226094898

Condition: Very Good


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

ISBN: 0671492055

Condition: Very Good


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; The Earth's Boost; The Rooling Force; The Death Defiers; The Mold of Man; The Journey of the Dreaming Body; Breaking the Barr... View more info

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The Dictionary of Mythology: An A-Z of Themes, Legends and Heroes

By: Coleman, J.A.

Price: $18.00

Publisher: Capella: 2011

Seller ID: 2292291

ISBN: 1841934240

Condition: Very Good


One inch tear along bottom edge of front jacket panel. 2011 Large Hardcover. A global compendium of myth entries from every major culture on Earth. View more info

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Cryptozoology A to Z: The Encyclopedia of Loch Monsters, Sasquatch, Chupacabras, and Other Authentic Mysteries of Nature

By: Coleman, Loren

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Fireside: 1999

Edition: 7th Printing

Seller ID: 2291961

ISBN: 0684856026

Condition: Near Fine


7th printing. An exceptional copy. 1999 Trade Paperback. The Loch Ness Monster, Bigfoot, the Abominable Snowman -- these are the names of the elusive beasts that have caught the eye and captured the imaginations of people around the world for centuries. Recently, tales of these monsters have been corroborated by an increase in sightings, and out of these legends a new science has been born: cryptozoology -- the study of hidden animals. 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

ISBN: 0152578269

Condition: Very Good


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

Condition: Very Good


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 part of his original character, since the beginning of the 19th century he has been known for robbing the rich and giving to ... 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

Condition: Very Good


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

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Siren Land

By: Douglas, Norman

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Dodd, Mead & Company: 1923

Seller ID: 2206721

Condition: Very Good


No jacket, pages faintly toned. 1923 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 337 pp. Norman Douglas’s first travel book, Siren Land is an homage to a part of the world that captivated the author more than any other. Weaving the myths of the Sirens into the landscape and history of the region, Douglas writes with knowledge and an irrepressible exuberance of the past and the present, of legends and archaeology, folklore and daily life, patron saints, local ghosts, wine, and the wind. KEYWORDS: NORMAN DOUGLAS SIREN LAND ITALIAN ITALY TRAVEL TRAVELOGUE LITERATURE FOLKLORE MYTHO... View more info