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There are 36 books in this catalogue.
John Merrill:  Legends and Folklore
Book Number: 2075
Wayland Publishers london 1974 excellet copy in same d/w. Part of the Midlands Series, for study and appreciation of local culture.
Keywords: lady godiva, robin hood,
Price: $12.00


Conrad, Jack Randolph:  The Horn & the Sword the history of the bull as symbol of power and fertility
Book Number: 4466
London, MacGibbon & Kee, 1959 8vo. Hardcover. 222pp. + XXXII b/w plates, index. Good condition, foxing to endpapers, small nic in cover, near top of spine (repaired). / torn d/w with small piece missing top of spine.
Keywords: bull fighting bullfights symbols worship spain spanish power fertilitymatadorspicador capotemadrid rome history statues sculpture
Price: $15.00


Ashley, Mike (Edited By):  The Camelot Chronicles: Heroic Adventures From the Age of Legend
Book Number: 6047
New York Wings Books. 1995 8vo. hardcover. 418pp. Very good, page edges tanned. / near fine d/w.
Keywords: Tales of King Arthur. legend knights of the round table camelot
Price: $10.00


Perowne, Stewart:  Roman Mythology
Book Number: 6054
London, Hamlyn. 1969. 4to. hardcover. 141pp. index. colour & b/w illus. very good, light foxing to endpapers. / very good, lightly chipped d/w.
Keywords: Roman Mythology myths legends
Price: $12.00


Bowman, John S.:  A Book of Islands
Book Number: 6416
New York: Doubleday & Company, Inc. 1971 8vo. hardcover. 344pp. very good. / good, chipped d/w.
Keywords: islands homer bellamy defoe verne conan doyle anthology mystery supernatural mythology
Price: $10.00


Palmer, Roy: illustrated by Galsworthy, Gay John:  The Folklore of Warwickshire
Book Number: 22928
London, Batsford, 1976 1st edition. 8vo. hardcover. 208pp. index, near fine. / very good+ d/w.'
Keywords: Folklore Warwickshire england britian english british legends superstitions witchcraft mythology myths
Price: $12.00


Wang Hsing-pei (Adapted by), Illustrated by Hsiao-Tai, Chien and Hung-Pen, Chao:  Monkey Subdues the White-Bone Demon
Book Number: 28891
Foreign Languages Press - Peking 1976 China tall 8vo. Blue wraps. 110pp. Some loss to head and tail of spine. Ilustrated with b/w line drawings. Based on a mythological novel by Wu Cheng-en featuring Monkey from the t.v. series, and Pigsy and Sandy and Tripitaka.
Keywords: Monkey from the t.v. series, and Pigsy and Sandy and Tripitaka.
Price: $12.00


Knappert, Jan:  The Aquarian Guide to African Mythology
Book Number: 29880
Northamptonshire Aquarian Press, 1990 Large 8vo softcover 272pp b/w illus. very good. This modest guide to African Mythology does not pretend to give more than an anthology of myths and mythological figures. There are many myths, legends and fables in the more than one thousand languages of Africa. In some entries a myth or fable is told as an illustration of the mysterious character of some animals, e.g. the frog. The reading list at the end of this book is likewise only a selection. The illustrations too, have been inspired by numerous sources. They represent works of traditional African art, some of them very old, so that in many cases not only the artist and his family, but his entire ethnic group have long since died. These art works are now safely stored in the museums of Europe and elsewhere.
Keywords: Mind Body Spirit The Aquarian Guide to African Mythology Knappert Jan
Price: $8.00


Barber, Richard:  King Arthur
Book Number: 34348
Cardinal 1973 8vo softcover 192pp index, colour & b/w illus. very good.
Keywords: Legends Characters Arthur King King Arthur Barber Richard
Price: $6.00


Moffat, Alistair:  Arthur and the Lost Kingdoms
Book Number: 34924
London Trafalgar Square 1999 8vo hardcover 282pp index, colour & b/w illus. very good+ / very good+ d/w.
Keywords: Mythology King Arthur historu medieval Lost Kingdoms Moffat Alistair
Price: $15.00


Ashton, John; Whyte, Tom:  The Quest for Paradise: Visions of Heaven and Eternity in the World's Myths and Religions
Book Number: 35381
New Burlington Books 2001 4to. hardcover. 160pp. index, colour illus. near fine. / near fine d/w.
Keywords: The Quest for Paradise: Visions of Heaven and Eternity in the World's Myths and Religions
Price: $22.00


Matthews, Caitlin:  Arthur and the Sovereignty of Britain - King and Goddess in the Mabinogion
Book Number: 38886
Arkana 1989 8vo. Paperback. Good reading copy. no marks. 334pp. Index. The stories of the Mabinogion, rich in legend and the primitive magic of the Celtic Otherworld, heralded the first flowering of European literature and became the source of Arthurian legend as we know it today. The author provides the full commentary on these stories, exploring parallel texts and sources and shedding light on Sovereignty, the Goddess of the Land and the spiritual principle of the Feminine.
Keywords: Mabinogion, Legend, Celtic Otherworld
Price: $7.00


Anderson, Johannes C.:  Myths and Legends of the Ploynesians
Book Number: 39377
Tuttle 1986 Fat 8vo. Hardcover in d/w. Copy very good, d/w with tear to top of spine and top extreme. 514pp. Index. Contents includes Polynesia and its people, Koropanga and lakamakua, Uenuku, Fairies and Taniwha, The Tawhaki Cycle, Maui-tikitiki-a-Taranga, Hina Sister of Maui, Pele the Fire-Godess, The Spirit Worlds, Io, Tangaroa and Creation, Tane and Rongo, The Areoi Society and the Hula Dance, Religious Observances.
Keywords: Polynesia and its people, Koropanga and lakamakua, Uenuku, Fairies and Taniwha, The Tawhaki Cycle, Maui-tikitiki-a-Taranga, Hina Sister of Maui, Pele the Fire-Godess, The Spirit Worlds, Io, Tangaroa and Creation, Tane and Rongo, The Areoi Society and the
Price: $15.00


Vernant, Jean-Pierre (Editor):  The Universe, the Gods and Mortals
Book Number: 41897
Profile Books Ltd 2001 8vo hardcover 205pp. very good+ / very good+ d/w.
Keywords: The Universe the Gods and Mortals Vernant Jean Pierre (Editor)
Price: $15.00


Steinbeck, John. edited by Chase Horton:  The Acts of KING ARTHUR AND HIS NOBLE KNIGHTS, From the Winchester Manuscripts of Thomas Malory, and other sources
Book Number: 43546
Book Club 1981 8vo. hardcover. 364pp. Very good, light foxing. / Very good d/w.
Keywords: king arthur knights round table england english muths muthology
Price: $18.00


Matthews, John:  The Grail: The Truth Behind the Myth
Book Number: 44748
Godsfield Press Ltd November 15, 2005 8vo hardcover 176pp near fine. The real truth about the Grail, as this entertaining and informative book makes clear, is more exciting than the most fantastic adventure novel. Tracing the Grail's story from its earliest appearance in myth through history, literature, and popular entertainment, this comprehensive illustrated book explores the Grail's secret history and reveals why it continues to fascinate us today. The book unearths the earliest versions of the Grail in myth, examines the part the Grail plays in the events of Christ's Passion, and reveals the truth about the secret societies that "guard" the Grail mysteries. As readers will discover, the Grail also made a mysterious appearance in Arthur's Camelot and disguised itself as the holy bloodline of Jesus and Mary Magdalen, as the philosopher's stone, and as a touchstone of transformation for Jungian psychologists. The book also introduces us to modern Grail seekers and reveals why even the Nazis sought the Grail. This riviting account sets readers straight about the mysterious relic's meaning and purpose. As we discover what the Grail has meant to the men and women of the past, we come to understand the power of this ancient idea in our own life and why we continue to seek it.
Keywords: The Grail The Truth Behind the Myth Matthews John
Price: $18.00


Churchward, C. Maxwell (trans):  Tales of a Lonely Island. Rotuman Legends. Oceania Monographs, No. 4
Book Number: 45490
Australian National Research Council, Sydney, 1939, Large 8vo. green paper covers.127pp. Good-, small chip on edge of front cover & first few pages , stain on front cover, some wear to cover spine, cover sunned, some foxing. Inscribed & signed by author.
Keywords: Rotuman Legends Oceania mythology south pacific
Price: $45.00


Paterson, Helena - Celtic Art by Davis, Courtney:  King Arthur's Return: Legends of the Round Table and Holy Grail Retraced
Book Number: 47192
Blandford 1995 4to hardcover in d/w. 128pp near fine. Index. Illustrated throughout with Celtic Art. In King Arthur's Return, the great tales, myths and legends of Arthur, Guinevere, Merlin, the Knights of the Round Table and the Quest for the Holy Grail have been vividly recreated in the stunning plates of modern Celtic artwork by Davis. Retracing Arthur's past life in a series of cameos from the ancient Arthurian saga.
Keywords: King Arthur's Return Legends of the Round Table and Holy Grail Retraced Davis Courtney
Price: $15.00


Afanasiev, A.N.:  Words of Wisdom: Russian Folk Tales from Alexander Afanasiev's Collection
Book Number: 50809
Raduga Publisher,C.I.S. August 1998 4to Pictorial Laminated boards. 174pp very good. Illustrated with colour plates by Alexander Kurkin. 42 traditional folk tales from Russia.
Keywords: Words of Wisdom Russian Folk Tales from Alexander Afanasiev's Collection Afanas'ev A N
Price: $15.00


Shanks, Hershel:  The Mystery and Meaning of the Dead Sea Scrolls
Book Number: 51665
Random House March 24, 1998 8vo softcover 246pp very good. Fifty years ago, in a cave near Qumran on the Dead Sea, a Bedouin shepherd made a remarkable discovery--a cache of scrolls, in Hebrew and Aramaic, dating roughly from the time of Jesus. Here, in hundreds of literary fragments, was a window into an unknown world--the world where Christianity and modern Judaism were born. Everyone has heard about the scrolls, but what, exactly, are their contents? Who wrote them? What do they reveal? Do they undermine the authority of the Hebrew Bible? Do they shed new light on Jesus, his sayings and his sacraments? Until recently, only a handful of experts could answer these questions, for only they had access to the scrolls. Now, thanks to the liberating efforts of scholars such as Hershel Shanks, the scrolls are the property of us all, their mystery at long last yielding to meaning. Here, in arresting detail, is the most complete assessment of the scrolls to date. It is a history of their discovery and dissemination, a summary of their scholarly interpretation, and a thoughtful meditation on their ultimate significance. Above all, it is an act of generosity--a great scholar's gift to the common understanding of the most important ancient texts found in modern times.
Keywords: israel The Mystery and Meaning of the Dead Sea Scrolls Shanks Hershel
Price: $11.00


Freke, Timothy:  The Illustrated Book of Sacred Scriptures
Book Number: 52322
Quest Books August 25, 1998 4to. softcover 176pp very good. Celebrates our diversity and illustrates the common understanding that links all people engaged in the spiritual quest. Gathers holy text from around the world and across the ages. Illustrated with colour photo's.
Keywords: Alternative belief systems The Illustrated Book of Sacred Scriptures Freke Timothy
Price: $15.00


Millidge, Judith:  Sacred Imagery Representations of Faith and Worship
Book Number: 52570
Grange Books September 1998 4to Pictorial Laminated Boards. 144pp index, colour illus. Fine.
Keywords: Fine Arts / Art History Sacred Imagery Representations of Faith Gibson Claire
Price: $25.00


Matthews, Caitlin and John.:  The Encyclopaedia of Celtic Wisdom. The Celtic Shaman's Sourcebook.
Book Number: 58873
Element Books 1994 8vo. softcover. 456pp. index b/w illus. Very good.
Keywords: Celtic Wisdom
Price: $12.00


Markale, Jean:  The Celts: Uncovering the Mythic and Historic Origins of Western Culture
Book Number: 58874
Inner Traditions, Rochester, Vermont, U.S.A., 1993. 8vo. softcover. 320pp. index, b/w illus. Very good
Keywords: Celtic Wisdom
Price: $14.00


Ashe, Geoffrey:  The Ancient Wisdom
Book Number: 58953
Macmillan, London, 1977. 8vo. hardcover. 232pp. index, b/w illus. Very good. / Very good d/w.
Keywords: atlantis ancient mythology religion
Price: $15.00


Noel, Ruth:  The Mythology Of Middle-Earth: A Study Of Tolkien's Mythology & Its Relationship To The Myths Of The Modern World
Book Number: 59113
Thames & Hudson, London, 1977 8vo. hardcover. 198pp. index. Very good. / Very good d/w.
Keywords: lord o the rings tolkien mythoogy
Price: $15.00


Gibson, Clare:  Sacred Symbols A Guide to the Timeless Icons of Faith and Worship
Book Number: 59433
Saraband, Rowayton, 1998. 4to. hardcover. 112pp. index, colour illus. Near Fine. / Very good d/w with faded spine.
Keywords: symbols shaman tribal indian religion
Price: $18.00


Frazer, James George, Sir:  The illustrated golden bough : a study in magic and religion / Sir James George Frazer.
Book Number: 59892
East Roseville, N.S.W. Simon & Schuster 1996 4to hardcover 224pp index, b/w illus. Near Fine. / Near Fine d/w.
Keywords: Magic Mythology Superstition Religion The illustrated golden bough a study in magic and religion / Sir James George Frazer Frazer James George Sir
Price: $22.00


Ebbutt, M. I.:  Hero Myths and Legends of Britain and Ireland
Book Number: 60627
Brockhampton Press, London, 1995. Small 4to. hardcover. 152pp. index, b/w illus. Near Fine. / Near Fine d/w.
Keywords: Britain and Ireland mytholgy
Price: $15.00


Sullivan, K E:  Scottish Myths and Legends
Book Number: 60628
Brockhampton Press, London, 1998 4to. hardcover. 128pp. index, colour illus. Near Fine. / Near Fine d/w.
Keywords: mytholgy scotland Scottish
Price: $15.00



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