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Myths, Legends & Folklore

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Myths, Legends & Folklore

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1 East of the Sun and West of the Moon and Other Tales
Asbjornsen, P. C. ; Moe, Jorgen E. (collected by); illustrated by Tom Vroman; afterword by Clifton Fadiman The Macmillan Company 1966 Hardcover Very Good No Jacket Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Pictorial boards. Some foxing spots to the top of the textblock edge. Gift inscription written (upside down) on the rear endpaper. Contents otherwise VG and clean. No further marks. Lovely illustrations. No. 21 in the Macmillan Classics series. 136pp. 23.5cm. 101654 
Price: 10.00 GBP

 
16 The Ingoldsby Legends, or Mirth and Marvels (Popular Edition)
Ingoldsby, Thomas ; with illustrations by Cruikshank, Leech, Tenniel and Barham Richard Bentley & Son London 1887 Hardcover Very Good No Jacket Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Red decorative cloth; faded at spine and edges. Black endpapers. A c. inch tear in the half-title page. No names or inscriptions. pp. xi, 468. 301996 
Price: 17.00 GBP

 
 
2 British Myths and Legends [3 Volume set in slipcase]. I Marvels and Magic; II Heroes and Saints; III History and Romance.
Barber, Richard (edited and introduced by); illustrations by John Vernon Lord The Folio Society London 2005 Hardcover Near Fine Slipcase Near Fine Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
7th Folio Society printing of the complete 3 volume set. They are in excellent condition. Volume III has faint imprints left from a previous bookseller's pencilled price mark on the title page. No other marks. The slipcase is very near fine - the paper covering of the slipcase is just lifting ever so slightly from one edge. HEAVY set- a significant postage surcharge will apply to orders with a delivery address outside the UK, as this set costs more to send than our standard postage rate will cover. NO extra charges for delivery within the UK. 102772 
Price: 27.50 GBP

 
17 The Essays of Elia [The World's Classics series, No. 2]
Lamb, Charles Grant Richards Henrietta Street, London 1901 First Edition Hardcover Good No Jacket Book 16mo - over 5 - 6" tall 
Small pocket sized hardback. No dust jacket. Second printing in the World's Classics series. First published in World's Classics in April 1901 and this reprint is from December 1901. The World's Classics series was started by the publisher Grant Richards in 1901 and was taken over by Oxford University Press in 1905. OUP still publish the World's Classics series today, though now in paperback format. Olive green cloth boards with gilt decoration to the spine. Very slight bruising to the spine ends and corners. Pages are age-toned and have some noticeable foxing to the outer closed textblock page edges. Lighter occasional foxing spots to pages. No previous owner's names or inscriptions. Binding firm and tight. A small grubby mark on the spine. pp. xii, 382. 15.6cm. 307352 
Price: 12.00 GBP

 
 
3 So Long Ago
Bevington, J. D. (as told by) ; illustrated by Victor Ambrus Ginn Aylesbury, Bucks 1975 060222263x / 9780602222635 Soft cover Good Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Slim stapled booklet. Classic myths and legends retold in a style suitable for children. Stories include How Loki beat the Giant, Hiawatha and the Pearl-Feather, Glaucus and Scylla, The Animals and Noah's Ark, and more. The top edges of the covers have a pale water stain mark. The pages are clean and unaffected. No previous owner's names or inscriptions. 64pp. 305287 
Price: 4.00 GBP

 
18 The Chinese Dragon [Inscribed by the Author]
Lim, Liliane Kim Pencoed Ltd Hong Kong 1987 9627291013 / 9789627291015 First Edition Hardcover Very Good No Jacket Book Folio - over 12 - 15" tall 
Limited first edition. Inscribed by the author on the copyright page, for the Year of the Dragon 1988. Matt laminated pictorial boards. 101pp. 'This is a book about Dragons. The Chinese Dragon. It is the result of one person's intense passion for knowledge of this mysterious mythical creature.' 305905 
Price: 20.00 GBP

 
 
4 The Prince and the Wild Geese [Inscribed by the author]
Brophy, Brigid Hamish Hamilton London 1983 0241108942 / 9780241108949 First Edition Hardcover Very Good Very Good Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall Inscribed by Author(s)
Hardback with dust jacket. First edition. Bright blue boards. Inscribed by the author at the top edge of the front endpaper - Lettice with Brigid's Love, 14 February 1983. The Lettice in the inscription is quite likely to be Lettice Cooper, though this is speculation. pp. 62. In very good condition but with some foxing to the outer closed textblock page edges and with a short tear to the top edge of the dust jacket front cover. Dust jacket not price clipped. 106880 
Price: 20.00 GBP

 
19 Morphology of the Folktale
Propp, V. ; revised and edited with a preface by Louis A. Wagner and a new introduction by Alan Dundes University of Texas Press Austin 1994 0292783760 / 9780292783768 Soft cover Good Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Paperback. Light rubs to the cover edges. Previous owner's name written just inside the front cover. The spine is slightly faded. Otherwise good clean condition. pp. xxvi, 158. 308034 
Price: 8.00 GBP

 
 
5 The Gods Had Wings
Brown, W. Jl ; wood engravings by John Farleigh Constable & Co. London 1936 Hardcover Very Good Poor Book 12mo - over 6 - 7" tall Farleigh, John 
Hardback, with partial dust jacket in pieces loosely enclosed at the back of the book. Original blue cloth. Top edge tinted red. The book is in very good, clean condition throughout. Pages bright and clean. No previous owner's names, inscriptions or other marks. Pieces of the dust jacket have been cut out and are loosely enclosed at the back of the book - spine, front flap and panels from the front and back covers have been cut out. Good paper quality and excellent printing of the stunning woodcuts. pp. 316. 307664 
Price: 25.00 GBP

 
20 West-Country Stories
Rowse, A. L. Macmillan and Co Ltd London 1945 1st Edition Hardcover Very Good Very Good Book 12mo - over 6 - 7" tall 
Hardback with dust jacket. Original green boards. No names or inscriptions. Binding firm. pp. viii, 222. A small pale stain to the rear endpaper. The dust jacket is darkened / browned at the edges and has some light foxing. The dust jacket is supplied by us in a loose protective clear archival film sleeve. This does not adhere to the book or jacket in any way and protects the jacket against wear. 105537 
Price: 6.50 GBP

 
 
6 Havelok the Dane; Child Horne; William and the Werwolf: Told from the Originals
Byrne, M. St. Clare (Retold By) Jonathan Cape London 1929 Hard Cover Very Good No Jacket 12mo - 7.25" Tall Ball, E. M. 
Minor rubs to cover edges, titles to the spine are rubbed. Ownership inscription to the front endpaper, pages are lightly age-tanned. 175pp. Green cloth boards. 036554 
Price: 21.00 GBP

 
21 The Queen of The Air: Being a Study of the Greek Myths of Cloud and Storm.
Ruskin, John Smith, Elder & Co. London 1869 Hardback Good No Jacket 12mo - over 6" - 7" 
First edition of 1869. In original green cloth with black boards and gilt titles to the spine. Spine ends ligthly rubbed with a short nick in the cloth at the tail of the spine. Original brown endpapers. There are light cracks to both inner hinges. A blind embossed bookseller's stamp on the front endpaper. Brief contemporary [1870] gift inscription on the verso. A little light foxing. A very pale stain to the edges of the endpapers (textblock unaffected). pp. viii, 199. Like most of our stock, we have this book at a lower price in our shop premises if you would like to call in. 053912 
Price: 28.50 GBP

 
 
7 The Enchanted Forest and Other Tales
Crottet, Robert ; with an introduction by Eric Linklater ; with with woodcuts by Eric King The Richards Press Ltd London 1949 First Edition Hardcover Very Good No Jacket Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall King, Eric 
Hardback, lacks dust jacket. First edition. Original blue boards. In very good, clean condition overall. There is a lengthy note written in ink on the front endpaper and there are just a couple of foxing spots to the outer closed textblock foredge. Top edge tinted blue. The binding is firm. A nice copy but sadly lacking the dust jacket. pp. 188. 308062 
Price: 25.00 GBP

 
22 Miriam's Tambourine : Jewish Folktales from Around the World
Schwartz, Howard Oxford University Press 1988 0192821369 / 9780192821362 Soft cover Very Good Book 12mo - over 6 - 7" tall Bloom, Lloyd 
Pages are tanned and have some scattered foxing. Minor cover wear. 300402 
Price: 5.00 GBP

 
 
8 The Deeds of the Nameless Knight (Tales of King Arthur. Series 740)
Dunkerley, Desmond ; with illustrations by Robert Ayton Ladybird Books Ltd Loughborough 1977 0721404618 / 9780721404615 Hardcover Very Good No Jacket Book 12mo - over 6 - 7" tall 
Matt pictorial covers. Printed ISBN number, ladybird and price of 50p on the back board. A later printing; not a first edition. A nice clean copy except for a previous owner's name written in pencil (in child's hand) on the title page. The slightest of little bruises to the spine ends. The binding is tight and the pages crisp, clean and free from handling wear, creases or other marks. 51pp. 104387 
Price: 4.00 GBP

 
23 Greek Legends and Stories
Seton-Williams, M. V. The Rubicon Press 2000 0948695226 / 9780948695223 Soft cover Near Fine Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
In excellent, clean, near fine condition. Clean, tight and unmarked. Appears unread. pp. viii, 176. A really nice copy. 104724 
Price: 5.00 GBP

 
 
9 The Fables of Jean de la Fontaine
Fontaine, Jean de la ; translated into English verse by Edward Marsh ; with 12 illustrations by Stephen Gooden William Heinemann Ltd London 1933 Hardcover Very Good Good Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Hardback with dust jacket. Original brown boards, lightly bruised at the spine ends. Previous owner's bookplate on the front pastedown. The binding is firm and pages clean but there are some scattered foxing spots to outer closed textblock page edges. The dust jacket is worn and torn at the edges, with rubs to the surface, chips to the spine ends and quite a long tear, with some loss, to the spine edge of the back cover. Front flap price clipped. pp. lxxi, 469. The dust jacket is supplied by us in a loose protective clear archival film sleeve. This does not adhere to the book or jacket in any way and protects the jacket against wear. 105611 
Price: 12.50 GBP

 
24 The Seven Heroes and Five Gallants
Shi, Yukun; Yue, Yu Panda Books 1997 7507103587 / 9787507103588 Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Original blue boards with silver titles to the spine. Pages slightly tanned / darkened. No previous owner's names or inscriptions. In very good condition. The dust jacket is supplied in a loose protective clear film sleeve (which does not adhere to the book or jacket in any way). 552pp. Like most of our stock, we have this book at a lower price in our shop premises if you would like to call in. 055230 
Price: 13.50 GBP

 
 
10 Faeries
Froud, Brian and Lee, Alan (described and illustrated by) Pan Books 1979 0330257560 / 9780330257565 Soft cover Very Good Book 4to - over 9 - 12" tall 
Soft back. Cream covers are slightly discoloured, particularly at the edges and the book has a very slight tobacco odour. In otherwise very good, clean condition. No previous owner's names, inscriptions or other marks. Unpaginated. 308334 
Price: 8.00 GBP

 
25 Outlines of Mythology (The Thinker's Library No. 99)
Spence, Lewis Watts & Co. Fleet Street, London 1944 First Edition Hardcover Good No Jacket Book 16mo - over 5 - 6" tall 
Original red boards with black titles. Lacks dust jacket. The boards are rubbed at the edges, noticeably rubbed at the spine ends and corners. Spine faded. Initials and date written neatly in the bottom corner of the front endpaper. A small mark on the first page. The binding is firm and the pages are clean, if a little tanned. pp. vii, 118. 16.5cm. No. 99 in the Thinker's Library series. 105070 
Price: 5.00 GBP

 
 
11 The Green Man, An Eternity
Gardam, Jane ; illustrated by Mary Fedden The Windrush Press Gloucestershire 1998 1900624214 / 9781900624213 First Edition Hardcover Fine Fine Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Hardback with dust jacket. First edition. In excellent, fine condition. Clean, tight, as new copy. Unmarked. Dust jacket not price clipped. pp. 48. The dust jacket is supplied by us in a loose protective clear archival film sleeve. This does not adhere to the book or jacket in any way and protects the jacket against wear. 106672 
Price: 15.00 GBP

 
26 Myths and Legends of the Near East
Storm, Rachel (selected, retold and introduced by) ; illustrated by Jane Ray The Folio Society 2003 Quarter Leather Fine Slipcase Near Fine Book 4to - over 9 - 12" tall 
Both the book and slipcase are in excellent condition. There is a small mark to one end of the slipcase. Printed on Caxton Wove paper. Bound in quarter red leather with cloth sides printed with a design by the artist, Jane Ray. pp. xviii, 642. Top edge red. HEAVY book - a substantial postage surcharge will apply to orders with a delivery address outside the UK, as this book costs a lot more to send than our standard postage rate will cover. NO extra charges for delivery within the UK. The book is a lower price in our shop premises - please enquire if you wish to collect. 103017 
Price: 47.00 GBP

 
 
12 An Introduction to the Russian Folktale
Haney, Jack V. M. E Sharpe, Inc 1999 1563244942 / 9781563244940 Soft cover Good Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Soft back. In good condition. Previous owner's name written at the top edge of the half-title page. Remnants of an old price sticker on the back cover. Mild bruising to the cover edges. The binding is firm and text pages clean. pp. viii, 135. 307985 
Price: 9.00 GBP

 
27 Northern Antiquity: Post-Medieval Reception of Edda and Saga
Wawn, Andrew (ed.) Hisarlik Press Cardiff 1994 1874312184 / 9781874312185 Hard Cover Fine Fine 8vo - 9.5" Tall 
In excellent, fine, as new condition.. 342pp. 018915 
Price: 10.00 GBP

 
 
13 A Wonder Book for Girls and Boys
Hawthorne, Nathaniel ; with 60 designs by Walter Crane The Folio Society London 2008 Hardcover Fine No Slipcase Book 4to - over 9 - 12" tall 
In excellent, fine condition but lacks slipcase. Lovely illustrations. Printed on Lessebo paper and bound in cloth printed with a design based on an original illustration by Walter Crane. pp. xii, 228. HEAVY book - a postage surcharge will apply to orders with a delivery address outside the UK, as this book costs more to send than our standard postage rate will cover. NO extra charges for delivery within the UK. 102897 
Price: 26.50 GBP

 
28 The Wicked Tricks of Tyl Uilenspiegel [Inscribed by the author]
Williams, Jay ; illustrated by Friso Henstra Four Winds Press New York 1978 0590074784 / 9780590074780 First Edition Hardcover Very Good Very Good Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall Inscribed by Author(s)
Hardback with dust jacket. Original brown cloth. Inscribed by the author on the half-title page, signed Jay Williams. The binding is firm and pages in very good, clean condition. The dust jacket has two small patches of abrasions to the back cover; further light rubs to edges and light greyish marks. Dutch folk tales. pp. 52. The dust jacket is supplied by us in a loose protective clear archival film sleeve. This does not adhere to the book or jacket in any way and protects the jacket against wear. 106146 
Price: 15.00 GBP

 
 
14 Das Grosse Buch der Riesen
Heller, Julek ; Scrace, Carolyn ; Wijngaard, Juan (illustrators) Stalling 1980 379791685x / 9783797916853 Hardcover Very Good Good Book Folio - over 12 - 15" tall 
Hardback with dust jacket. German. Book of giants. The dust jacket has some tears and rubs to the edges. The book is otherwise in good, clean condition but has a slight tobacco odour. No previous owner's names or inscriptions. Unpaginated. The dust jacket is supplied by us in a loose protective clear archival film sleeve. This does not adhere to the book or jacket in any way and it protects the jacket against wear. A HEAVY book - a postage surcharge will apply to delivery destinations outside the UK as this book costs more to send than our standard postage rate will cover. NO additional charges for sending within the UK. 308342 
Price: 8.00 GBP

 
29 The Wicked Tricks of Tyl Uilenspiegel [Inscribed by the author]
Williams, Jay ; illustrated by Friso Henstra Four Winds Press New York 1978 0590074784 / 9780590074780 First Edition Hardcover Very Good Very Good Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall Inscribed by Author(s)
Hardback with dust jacket. Original brown cloth. Inscribed by the author on the page facing title page, signed Jay Williams. The binding is firm and pages in very good, clean condition. The dust jacket has some light rubs to edges and light greyish marks. Dutch folk tales. pp. 52. The dust jacket is supplied by us in a loose protective clear archival film sleeve. This does not adhere to the book or jacket in any way and protects the jacket against wear. 106147 
Price: 15.00 GBP

 
 
15 The Ingoldsby Legends [The World's Classics series, No. 9]
Ingoldsby, Thomas Grant Richards Henrietta Street, London 1901 First Edition Hardcover Good No Jacket Book 16mo - over 5 - 6" tall 
Small pocket sized hardback. No dust jacket. First thus edition, in the World's Classics series. The World's Classics series was started by the publisher Grant Richards in 1901 and was taken over by Oxford University Press in 1905. OUP still publish the World's Classics series today, though now in paperback format. Blue cloth boards with gilt decoration to the spine. Lightly rubbed spine ends and slight bruising to the corners. Pages are age-toned and have some quite heavy foxing to the outer closed textblock page edges. Lighter occasional foxing spots to pages. Previous owner's name written lightly in pencil at the top edge of the front endpaper. pp. xi, 604. 15.6cm. 307351 
Price: 15.00 GBP

     
 
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