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CELTIC MYTHOLOGY

By: N/A

Price: $15.20

Publisher: Scotland, Geddes & Grosset: 2006

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 010169

ISBN: 1855342995

Condition: Very Good +


480pp., b/white illustrations. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Illustrated gloss boards undamaged. "Famous legends from Celtic mythology retold and explained for the modern reader . . . This fascinating book tells the story of how Celtic mythology survived in a world in which writing was prohibited and evolved to take into account historical events and the coming of Christianity. It also contains many of the famous legends themselves drawing parallels to many of them with the Classic myths of Greece and Rome. In addition there is an A - Z guide that describes the legacy and t... View more info

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CLASSICAL MYTHOLOGY

By: (Geddes & Grossett)

Price: $20.90

Publisher: Scotland, Geddes & Grosset: 2002

Edition: Reprint.

Seller ID: 009360

ISBN: 1855343487

Condition: Very Good +


479pp., b/white art illustrations of paintings and sculptures, intext. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean and unmarked. Illustrated gloss boards undamaged. Like-illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket very softly creased to a small portion of lower edge, negligibly scuffed only. "A collection of Classical myths, retold for the modern reader and with illustrations of paintings and sculptures inspired by them. Introductory material on the origin and development of Greek mythology. A dictionary of the tales, characters and traditions of Greek and Roman mythology. Book weight... View more info

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THE LEGEND OF TE TUNA

By: Adams, Richard

Price: $19.00

Publisher: London, Sidgwick & Jackson: 1986

Edition: First Thus.

Seller ID: 006328

ISBN: 0283993936

Condition: Very Good +


71pp., double-page, colour art plates, and b/white illustrations, by Ul de Rico. Book clean, square. Black boards lightly bumped at head. Leaves clean, negligibly browned at top edge. Art-illustrated (Ul de Rico), loose-plastic protected dustjacket mildly edgeworn only. Fascinated by the Polynesian legend of Hina, the beautiful goddess of the sky; Maui, the half-human, half-divine trickster-hero; and the feared Te Tuna, terrible giant eel of the ocean depths, author Richard Adams wrote this narrative poem which retells the greatest of South Sea Legends . . . Book weight approx. 300g. Postage c... View more info

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A COMPANION TO THE FOLKLORE, MYTHS & CUSTOMS OF BRITAIN

By: Alexander, Marc

Price: $19.00

Publisher: England, BCA, by arrangement with Sutton Publishing: 2004

Edition: First Reprint

Seller ID: 007080

Condition: Very Good +


xii, + 356pp., plus 16 page, colour-plate illustrated section, b/white halftone illustrations throughout. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Three very small splash stains to foot of textblock. Illustrated (Front: Green Man sculpture, Cottingley Wood, Arthur's Round Table) card wrapper nominally scuffed, soft corner crease to rear. " . . . provides a comprehensive A-Z companion to legends and customs in England, Scotland and Wales, covering everything from witchcraft, ghosts and fairies to legendary figures, standing stones and mythical creatures . . . over 1000 entries and over... View more info

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BULFINCH'S COMPLETE MYTHOLOGY

By: Bulfinch, Thomas

Price: $22.80

Publisher: London, Spring Books: 1989

Edition: First Thus

Seller ID: 013054

ISBN: 060056293X

Condition: Very Good +


(vi), + 679pp. Book clean and square. Boards and spine undamaged. Textblock unmarked. Illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket nominally edgeworn and bumped only. Thomas Bulfinch (1796-1867), by profession a teacher, spent much of his leisure time continuing the classical studies he began at Harvard. Identifying a neeed for a popular approach to classical literature he produced 'The Age of Fable', followed by 'The Age of Chivalry' and 'Legends of Charlemagne', all of which are presented in this volume . . . Contents include: Prelims., The Age of Fable (41 chapters). The Age of Chivalry ... View more info

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TWILIGHT OF THE CELTIC GODS: An Exploration of Britain's Hidden Pagan Traditions

By: Clarke, David with Roberts, Amy

Price: $26.60

Publisher: London, Blandford (Cassell Imprint): 1996

Edition: First Edition.

Seller ID: 005535

ISBN: 0713725222

Condition: Very Good +


176pp., unpaginated (8 page) colour-plate section, plus intext b/white halftone plates, and sketch-art illustrations. Book clean and square. Spine firm, bright gilt title there-on. Text-block trivially bumped on upper foredge corner, otherwise as new. Pictorially-illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket nominally edgeworn only. " . . . fascinating account of Britain's surviving Celtic tradition . . . research in the field . . . clear evidence . . . first-hand accounts . . . uncovered last traces . . . " Contents include: Prelims., Intro., 1/ Celtic Belief. 2/ Celtic Landscape. 3... View more info

THE QUEST FOR KING ARTHUR

By: Day, David

Price: $17.10

Publisher: London, De Agostini Editions: 1995

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 005214

ISBN: 1899883029

Condition: Very Good +


176pp., pattern-print endpapers. Intext illustrations throughout; mostly colour-art, with several in b/white or duo-tone. Book clean and square. Spine firm, bright gilt title there-on. Leaves clean. Art-illustrated (Front: 'The Faithfil Knight', Thomas Jones Barker), loose-plastic protected dustjacket nominally edgeworn only. Fully enhanced with superb illustrations by Arthur Rackham, Gustave Dore and others, this volume traces King Arthur's evolution from the earliest records of the historical Artorius through countless incarnations to the idealized figure of the King Arthur we know today.Num... View more info

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CHRISTIAN MYTHOLOGY

By: Every, George

Price: $16.15

Publisher: England, Hamlyn: 1987

Edition: Revised

Seller ID: 006410

ISBN: 0600550990

Condition: Very Good +


144pp., colour plate frontispiece (the first leaf of the Book of Kells), plus colour and b/white plates and illustrations (paintings, stained glass, manuscripts, and sculpture from many ages), throughout. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Art-illustrated (Front cover-'The Miraculous Verification of the True Cross of Christ', detail of a painting by Piero della Francesca. Back panel-Pentecost from a thirteenth-century French manuscript) card wrapper negligibly edgeworn only. A stand-alone volume in the 'Library of the World's Myths and Legends' series. Contents include: Intro., 9 ch... View more info

THE WORLD OF CAMELOT: King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table

By: Foss, Michael

Price: $12.35

Publisher: London, Michael O'Mara Books: 1995

Edition: 1st Impression

Seller ID: 003279

ISBN: 1854797166

Condition: Near Fine


217pp., unpaginated colour-plate sections. Intext, b/w, wood-cut style illustrations throughout. Book clean, square. Spine firm, gilt title there-on. Leaves clean. Art-illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket nominally edgeworn only. Michael Foss retells the stories surrounding King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table, by 'becoming' Sir Thomas Malory, a bookish knight, now resident in a low, dark room in Newgate Prison, with time to consider how life has gone so wrong . . . Contents include: Prologue, 13 chapters, Index. Book weight approx. 560g. View more info

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GREEK MYTHS : Illustrated Edition

By: Graves, Robert

Price: $13.30

Publisher: London, Book Club Associates: 1985

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 010943

Condition: Very Good


256pp., colour and b/white illustrations throughout. Book clean. Spine firm, gilt title there-on. Plain grey boards very good. Tanned strip to front and rear endpapers, else leaves clean. Foxing spots to rear pastedown. Illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket softly creased head and foot of spine. "This beautifully illustrated edition includes the major part of the author's original text so that the reader can concentrate on the stories themselves without the critical apparatus . . . Using photographs of ancient Greek art treasures, paintings and pots, statues and carvings, the boo... View more info

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FOLK TALES AND FABLES OF THE WORLD

By: Hayes, Barbara (Retold by)

Price: $33.25

Publisher: Auckland, New Zealand, David Bateman Ltd.: 2007

Edition: First Thus.

Seller ID: 006753

ISBN: 1869536673

Condition: Near Fine


288pp., colour-art illustrations throughout (mostly full-page) by highly acclaimed illustrator Robert Ingpen. Pattern-print endpapers. Book clean and square. Spine firm, nominal bump on head of backstrip. All edges gilt on pristine text-block. Attached ribbon bookmark. Art-illustrated (Robert Ingpen) gloss boards undamaged. First published by David Bateman in 1987, this edition contains over sixty traditional folk tales and fables from Europe, Africa, Asia, the Middle East, Australasia, and the Americas. Includes Bibliography. Book weight approx. 1.32 KG. * Buyers outside Australia - This item... View more info

THE BOOK OF THE SAGAS

By: Hoffman, Alice S.

Price: $26.60

Publisher: London and New York, Ernest Nister, Jointly with E.P.Dutton:

Seller ID: 004708

Condition: Good


Original green cloth. Art-illustrated endpapers. Undated [early 20th century]. Colour-art frontispiece plus 5 other unpaginated like plates. Intext b/white sketch-art [several full-page]. All illustrations by Gordon Browne R.I. [1858-1932]. Book clean. Spine firm, lightly shaken. Random colour flecks, specks and edgewear on boards. Former owner's bookplate affixed to illustrated ffep., like inscription on verso of same. An area [one sq. in.] of biopredation on rear endpaper, otherwise leaves clean. No dustjacket. Stories of Norse and Viking mythology, including Odin, Thor, Baldur, Frey and Ger... View more info

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THE COMPLETE ENCYCLOPEDIA OF GREEK MYTHOLOGY : The World of the Greek Gods and Heroes in Words and Pictures

By: Houtzager, Guus

Price: $19.00

Publisher: The Netherlands, Rebo Publishers: 2003

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 011610

ISBN: 9036615011

Condition: Very Good +


269pp., colour illustrations throughout. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Gloss illustrated boards undamaged. Like-illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket negligibly edge-creased at head. From the rear panel: " . . . the main Greek gods, heroes, demigods and other mythological figures and expressions are dealt with very clearly. Key words are given at the beginning in a comprehensive introduction, in which you can read about how the myths came into existence, and well as the meanings that lie behind them. Includes Bibliography and Index, 500 colour illustrations. "... View more info

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ANCIENT GREECE

By: Kavacs, Charles (Edited by Peter Snow)

Price: $19.00

Publisher: Great Britain, Floris Books: 2004

Edition: First Thus

Seller ID: 006711

ISBN: 0863153968

Condition: Very Good +


174pp. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean, one page corner-creased. Illustrated card wrapper negligibly edgeworn, small, soft corner crease to rear. "A re-telling of Greek mythology and ancient history as recommended for Steiner-Waldorf curriculum class 5-6 (age 10-12)." Contents include: Preface, Greek Mythology, The Argonauts, Perseus, The Twelve Labours of Heracles, Theseus, Greek History, Alexander the Great, Index. Book weight approx. 250g. Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. View more info

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CREATION MYTHS : Man's Introduction to the World

By: Maclagan, David

Price: $16.15

Publisher: London, Thames & Hudson: 1977

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 006412

ISBN: 0500810109

Condition: Very Good +


96pp., colour and b/white plates, diagrams, drawings, halftone illustrations, throughout. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Art-illustrated card wrapper negligibly edgeworn only. "Every culture, no matter how simple, has left us some framework designed to account for the origin and nature of the world's life-structures . . . They describe the cosmos in human, and man in cosmic, terms . . . " A stand-alone volume in the 'Art and Imagination' series. Book weight approx. 360g. Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. View more info

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THE SONG OF TALIESIN : Tales from King Arthur's Bard

By: Matthews, John

Price: $15.20

Publisher: Wheaton, Illinois, U.S.A., Quest Books/Theosophical Publishing House: 2001

Edition: First Thus.

Seller ID: 009351

ISBN: 0835608026

Condition: Very Good


xii, + 234pp., intext b/white art-illustrations by Stuart Littlejohn. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean and unmarked. Art-illustrated ('Riders of the Sidhe', John Duncan) card wrapper mildly edgeworn only, plus one tiny corner crease. "Twenty rare Celtic tales from Camelot . . . We know of Arthur as the 'once and future' legendary King . . . less known is Arthur's poet Taliesin - who, like Merlin, was said to have Shamanic powers . . . John Matthews has spent decades mining original sources, embellishing fragments with his rich knowledge of Celtic lore to create these little-kno... View more info

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THE GODDESS PELE

By: Mullins, Joe

Price: $6.65

Publisher: Honolulu, Hawaii, Aloha Graphics: 1977

Seller ID: 001538

Condition: Very Good


35pp., b/w and duo-tone halftone illustrations throughout. Book square. Staples firm. Leaves clean. Mystically illustrated [Paul Martin] card wrapper slightly edgeworn, abraded spots, colour faded on spine and a few blind indentations. Original price sticker affixed inside front wrap. Pele is the Volcano Goddess of Hawaii. Book weight approx. 102g. Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall View more info

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TALES OF MY GRANDMOTHER'S DREAMTIME

By: Naiura

Price: $20.90

Publisher: Mascot, NSW, Australia, Bartel Publications: 2006

Edition: Reprint.

Seller ID: 011328

ISBN: 1876206195

Condition: Very Good +


44pp., recto page colour Aboriginal art illustrations by Naiura. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Aboriginal art illustrated gloss boards negligibly surface scuffed only. Authentic Aboriginal fables as told by the author's grandmother. Contents include: Dreamtime Symbols - Their Meanings, 17 fables, commencing with 'Baralga, the Foolish Brolga', and closing with 'Warrigal and the Mundurra, the Old Dingo and The Hunter'. Juvenile literature. Book weight approx. 470g. Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall View more info

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THE LITTLE PEOPLE : Stories of Fairies, Pixies, and Other Small Folk

By: Philip, Neil

Price: $23.75

Publisher: New York, Harry N Abrams: 2002

Edition: First Edition, First Impression

Seller ID: 011596

ISBN: 0810905701

Condition: Very Good +


115pp., colour art illustrations (credited) throughout, plus colour line-drawn Illustrations by Jacqueline Mair, illustrated endpapers. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Art-illustrated (Richard Doyle), loose-plastic protected dusjacket very good+. From the jacket flap: "Lavishly illustrated, this lively survey of the little people is packed with intriguing tales about all kinds of fairy creatures, from fairy queens, elves, and brownies, to lutins, mermaids, dwarfs and trolls. Along with these tales are sumptuous images of the fairy world by artists such as William Blake, Richa... View more info

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THE BOOK OF GREMLINS

By: Ridley, Michael and Neary, Bryan

Price: $15.20

Publisher: London, J.M. Dent & Sons: 1980

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 010794

ISBN: 0046045007

Condition: Very Good +


Unpaginated (160pp.), colour-art illustrations by Bryan Neary, throughout. Book clean, square. Spine firm, gilt title there-on. Plain boards negligibly edge-rubbed only. Leaves clean. Illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket has a short closed tear to lower spine fold, else negligible edge-creasing. "There is little doubt that this major work will radically change traditional mythological research. Bryan Neary - the arty one - has captured the unbelievable world of the Gremlin in his detailed and accurate paintings in glorious Gremlincolour, which adorn every page of the book. Micha... View more info