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Three Hundred Aesop's Fables, Literally Translated from the Greek

By: Aesop & Rev. George Fyler Townsend, (translator) & Harrison Weir, (Ills)

Price: $40.00

Publisher: London, George Routledge & Sons: 1867

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 32158

Condition: Good


114 engraved scenes in text; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall; 224 pages; 1st edition collected in this translation illustrated by Weir. In original bevelled green cloth with pictorial title designs in gilt. Cloth splitting over the front hinge; endpages sound and board attached. Several incipient breaks to the inner binding with middle signatures starting. Cloth a little rubbed though and bumped at corners with crimping and light fray at spine ends. Noteworthy for the fine ... View more info

Current Superstitions, Collected from the Oral Tradition of English Speaking Folk

By: Bergen, Fanny D.

Price: $23.50

Publisher: Boston, Houghton, Mifflin and Company for American Folk-Lore Society: 1896

Edition: First Edition; Limited edtion

Seller ID: 36119

Condition: Good


8vo 8" - 9" tall; 161 pages; 1st edition; #256 of 450 copies printed. Hardcover, rebound in heavy maroon buckram. Ex-library with expected indications and attachments. Soundly bound with generally clean contents. A horizontal closed tear to the title page has been archivally mended with japanes tissue paper. A few other short closed tears to pages of text similarly mended. Some stress evident in the gutters of the first few leaves from the rebinding. G+ View more info

Observations on Popular Antiquities Chiefly Illustrating the Origin of our Vulgar Customs, Ceremonies and Superstitions

By: Brand, John and Henry Ellis, (Ed. )

Price: $30.00

Publisher: London, Henry G. Bohn: 1846

Edition: Third Revised Edition

Seller ID: 17549

ISBN: 1108036465

Condition: Very Good-


Volume I; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall; 539 pages; HC in publisher's ornately blind stamped green cloth; title lettering in gilt to spine. Volume I, only. Revised and enlarged by Ellis, this is the 3rd edition. Cloth at spine lightly faded with gilt titling just a little dulled. Top front corners of boards show dullness caused by damp. Top corner of the first and last several leaves with a light damp line. Soundly bound and internally clean. Prior ownership effaced top e... View more info

The Great Dionysiak Myth, Vols. I & II (Complete)

By: Brown, Robert

Price: $125.00

Publisher: London, Longmans, Green & Company: 1877

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 33610

Condition: Good


8vo 8" - 9" tall; 863 pages; HC 2 volumes, complete. 427 & 336 pp 1st edition. Resewn and recased in mid 20th century library grade red buckram cloth, with title lettering stamped in gilt. Ex-library copy with expected attachments and indications, including catalog labels to spines, bookplates to front pastedowns and checkout slips at rear. A few blind stamps of library ownership scattered in the texts. Errata slip bound in to Vol I. 28 page catalog of Longman's... View more info

Mythologus Oder Gesammelte Abhandlungen Uber Die Sagen Des Alterthums: Erster & Zweiter Band [Vols I & II]

By: Buttmann, Philipp

Price: $95.00

Publisher: Berlin, Mylius: 1828

Seller ID: 33479

Condition: Good+


Copperplate maps, folding; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 728 pages; Erster & Zweiter Band [Vols I & II]. 352; 376 pp. Folding map at rear of both volumes. Recased in heavy library grade buckram cloth with titles stamped in utilitatin fashion in gilt to spines. Ex-library copies with expected indications and attachments of institutional ownership. Endpages refreshed. Contents clean and complete. Several light archival tape mends to map in Vol I. Contents solid and neat. Rebo... View more info

The Mythology of the Aryan Nations

By: Cox, George W.

Price: $35.00

Publisher: London, Kegan Paul Trench: 1882

Edition: New, revised

Seller ID: 33688

Condition: Good


8vo 8" - 9" tall; 594 pages; HC early revised edition. Soundly bound in heavy, library grade red buckram with gilt titles to spine. Text clean with no significant marking to text seen, but with ex-library indications including a catalog label at spine and light attachments to endpages. Mild sunning at spine. Sound with clean text; condition graded to reflect prior institutional ownership indications about G thus View more info

Chrétien de Troyes et le Mythe du Graal.

By: Frappier, Jean

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Paris, Sedes: 1972

Edition: Second Edition

Seller ID: 13681

Condition: Very Good-


8vo 8" - 9" tall; 1972 Sedes Paperback in glossy typographic covers. Solid clean copy. Mild reader creasing to spine. Titles at spine sunfaded but legible. Small ownership ink stamp of a University Language Dept to front and rear endpages. Text clean and unmarked. VG- View more info

The Belief in Immortality and the Worship of the Dead; 3 Volume Set: Vol I: the Belief Among the Aborigines of Australia.../. Vol II: the Belief Among the Polynesians. / Vol III: the Belief Among the Micronesians.

By: Frazer, James George

Price: $100.00

Publisher: London, Dawsons of Pall Mall: 1968

Edition: reprint

Seller ID: 33527

Condition: Good+


8vo 8" - 9" tall; 1268 pages; 3 volumes, complete. Reprint of the original edition. Soundly bound in original green cloth with titles in gilt to spines. 495; 447; 326 pp Contents generally clean and neat, but with ex-library indications including a catalog label at spine and light attachments to endpages. Some brief, mild underlining and bracketing in pen to the introductory chapters of Vols I & II. Cloth surfaces and edges of Vol I light to moderately shelf rub... View more info

The World of the Irish Wonder Tale; An Introduction to the Study of Fairy Tales

By: Gose, Elliott B

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Toronto, University of Toronto Press: 1985

Seller ID: 30208

ISBN: 0802056466

Condition: Good+


Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 228 pages; HC in mustard yellow cloth with title lettering in dark green. Snugly bound and neat. Light ex-library indications including a bookplate and pocket/slip in front and library stamp to title page and text block edges. Binding is slightly shaken in the spine but remains sound and neat with crisp clean contents. Aside from library indications near VG but graded to redlect institutional ownership. G+ View more info

Teutonic Mythology by Jacob Grimm. Translated from the fourth edition with notes and appendix by James Steven Stallybrass. [4 volumes].

By: Grimm, Jacob & James Steven Stallybrass (Transl. )

Price: $325.00

Publisher: London, George Bell and Sons: 1882

Edition: First Edition Thus

Seller ID: 33505

Condition: Good+


8vo 8" - 9" tall; 1887 pages; 1st edition, thus. 4 volumes complete. Tightly bound in recasings of heavy library grade brown buckram. Text block of each volume is bright and clean with no marks observed. This set is ex-library with library bindings, catalog labels to base of spines, bookplates and checkout slips to endpages. Some older small ownership ink stamps to endpages and here and there scattered to the text pages are some circular blind stamps of library ... View more info

The Dawn of Astronomy; A Study of the Temple Worship and Mythology of the Ancient Egyptians

By: Lockyer, J. Norman and Georgio D. Santanilla

Price: $13.50

Publisher: Cambridge, MA, The MIT Press: 1964

Edition: reprint

Seller ID: 24840

ISBN: 0262620030

Condition: Near Fine


B&W Illustrations; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 432 pages; HC is tight and solid in purple cloth with title-lettering in silver to spine. Originally issued in paperback; this copy bound in cloth by prior owner. Trace shelf soiling to fore edge of page block. Illustrated with B/W etchings and artwork. VG++ to NF View more info

Daphnis and Chloe Translated out of the Greek of Longus by George Thornley in 1657; with Decorations by John Austen

By: Longus; George Thornley (Trans. ) & John Austen (Illust. )

Price: $55.00

Publisher: London, Geoffrey Bles: 1925

Edition: First Edition Thus

Seller ID: 35492

Condition: Very Good-


Color & B/W; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 200 pages; 1st edition with the Austen illustrations. Soundly bound in original cream colored, heavy linen cloth. Handsomely illustrated with 12 erotically charged color plates and numerous B&W drawings. Cloth at spinewith light toning and some dulling of the gilt. Mild soiling to boards. VG- ... Oversize book may require additional charges for expedited or international shipping. View more info

The Ancient Mysteries; A Sourcebook of Sacred Texts

By: Meyer, Marvin W. (Ed. )

Price: $10.95

Publisher: Philadelphia, PA, University of Pennsylvania Press: 1999

Seller ID: 20041

ISBN: 081221692X

Condition: Very Good-


Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 266 pages; Paperback in glossy pictorial covers. A sound, square and snug copy. Brief penned notes and underlining to chapter 8. VG- View more info

Stone Circle Athgreany : the Stones of Time

By: O'Clery, Helen

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York, Al H. Morrison: 1990

Seller ID: 32914

Condition: Fair


B&W Illustrations; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 203 pages; Trade sized paperback in title lettered card stock covers. Uncommon title on the Irish Megalithic monuments. Crude typeface and illustration reproduction appear to be from an early 90's word processing machine. Covers furred at spine edges with some light to moderate soiling to covers. Page block edges foxed; some pages with front corners creased to mark place. Illustrated with drawings and photographs. Uncommon. F... View more info

Elephants Ancient and Modern

By: Sillar, Frederick Cameron & Ruth Mary Meyler

Price: $10.50

Publisher: New York, Viking Press: 1968

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 22286

ISBN: 0670291676

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket


A Studio book; Color and B&W Illustrations; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 255 pages; Bright, sound and clean in uniformly bright pictorial dust jacket. No marks. Spine slightly cocked. Trace rub to cloth along the edges. Jacket slightly rubbed along the top and bottom edges. Profusely illustrated with photographs and reproduced period artwork. NF/VG+ View more info

Idylls of the King; Enid - Vivien and Elaine - Guinevere: [Two Volumes in One]

By: Tennyson, Alfred Lord and Gustave Dore (Ills) and Margaret Armstrong (Binding)

Price: $165.00

Publisher: New York, G. P. Putnam Sons ; the Knickerbocker Press: 1904

Edition: reissue

Seller ID: 23882

Condition: Very Good-


Photogravure Plates, Reproduced from Original Designs of Gustave Dore; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; HC combined edition with two volumes in one book, complete. A reduced size reprint of the folio Moxon edition. 31 tissue guarded photogravure plates reproducing the Dore illustrations. Soundly bound in original blue cloth with decorative binding in gilt from a design by Margaret Armstrong. Top edge gilt; other edges untrimmed. Cloth lightly pulled and stressed at spine ends; ... View more info

The Language of Flowers, Or, Floral Emblems of Thoughts, Feelings, and Sentiments

By: Tyas, Robert

Price: $200.00

Publisher: London, George Routledge and Sons: 1869

Edition: First Edition Thus

Seller ID: 32847

Condition: Very Good+


12 color lithographed plates; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 224 pages; 1st edition thus. Finely bound in late 19th or early 20th century green morocco leather with heavy gilt decoration in spine compartments, decoratively tooled rules and borders to boards and inner dentelles. Titles lettered direct in gilt with all edges gilt; marbled lining papers. With 12 tissue guarded, color lithograph floral plates. Snugly bound and very neat with just mild shelf rub to leather st spi... View more info

Fictious & Symbolic Creatures in Art, With Special Reference to Their Use in British Heraldry

By: Vinycomb, John

Price: $40.00

Publisher: London, Chapman and Hall, Limited: 1906

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 35507

Condition: Good+


8vo 8" - 9" tall; 276 pages; Soundly bound in original peach colored cloth with titles at spine and pictorial emblem to cover in gilt. Cloth crimped with mild fray at spine ends; corners lightly shelf bumped and rubbed. Trace remnant of a private catalog number at base of spine; no other indications of prior ownership. Binding a little shaken in the spine; cloth thinning a little over the spine edges. Illustrated throughout with b&w figures of mythical figures a... View more info

Masked Gods: Navaho and Pueblo Ceremonialism

By: Waters, Frank

Price: $26.50

Publisher: Denver, CO, Sage Books: 1950

Edition: Second Edition

Seller ID: 5F-2D6L-EPV9

Condition: Very Good in Very Good- dust jacket


Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 438 pages; 1950 Sage Books (Denver) Larger format HC/DJ 2nd edition. Original light olive cloth with decorative pictorial design from Hopi myth. In original wraparound illustrated dust jacket from a design illustrated by Ralph Douglass. Dust jacket is missing two small chips at spine ends and has s ome edge chips and tear. Heel of spine a bit bimped. Solid clean copy. VG/VG- View more info

REINAERT De VOS, Episch Fabeldicht Van Twaelfde En Dertiende Eeuw, Met Aenmerkingen En Ophelderingen

By: Willems, Jan Frans

Price: $325.00

Publisher: Ghent, Gyselynk: 1836

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 17579

Condition: Very Good-


Lithographs; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 352 pages; Ghent, Gyselynk: 1836. Hardcover. 1st edition of Willems' important Flemish retelling of the medieval Reynard tales. Bound in a period stippled pattern, paper covered board casing with a green title label to spine. Lxvii, 352, [3] pp. Illustrated with 13 lithographed plates. Contents bright and clean; pages supple. Paper over boards rubbed at spine and board edges; spine edge surface scraped. Binding snug. Solid copy wit... View more info