Hardcover. London, Longmans, 1st, 1968, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover in a bright, lightly worn dust jacket. This illustrated dictionary includes customs, events, items of clothing and armor, historical figures, and places of the Middle Ages. Color and b&w art by Pauline Baynes throughout.
Hardcover. London, Neville Spearman, 1st, 1972, Book: Good, Dust Jacket: Good, 285 pages. Hardcover with dust jacket. Dj has tape repair on top edges, chipping, fraying and rubbing throughout dust jacket. Cover boards show medium wear on corners, as well as spine. Light foxing to fore edge text block. Black and white illustrations.
Hardcover. New York, Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1st, 1991, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Good, 108 pages. Hardcover. Full color illustrations by Barry Moser. Dust jacket with spine fade, light edgewear. Clean, tight copy. Stories of the trickster hero Jahdu retold by Virgina Hamilton.
Hardcover. Glendo, Wyoming , High Plains Publishing, 1st, 1994, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover in a lightly worn dust jacket, 244 pages. An incorrigible trickster, a clever thief, a rogue, sometimes a magnanimous hero, often a vengeful loser, but always a survivor, Coyote is the most complex character in the Nez Perce cycle of traditional myths. An anthropological analysis of Coyote's social relations with the other characters reveals how the myths, while entertaining stories, also impart traditional cultural values, proper social relations, and other practical information. Coyote's actions are often humorous, with consequences that account for many of the blessings and hardships of the Nez Perce experience. These translations from the native language are the most reliable and the most comprehensive available. Supplemented by myths from Archie Phinney and Herbert Spinden, Deward Walker's collection provides insights into the world and the myths of the Nez Perce Indians.
Hardcover. Edinburgh, T.C. & E.C. Jack, Ltd., reprint, unknown, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, 340 pages. Green cloth covers with black titles and illustration, 16 full page color plates by Helen Stratton, 34 myths retold. Light wear to covers, previous owner's pen signature to front endpaper, light foxing to some pages; a very clean, tight copy.
Hardcover. New York City, Blue Faun Publications, 1st, 1929, Book: Good, Dust Jacket: None, 203 pages. Hardcover. Illustrated pastedown on front cover designed by Mahlon Blaine. Illustrated endpapers by Heinrich Vogeler. "The entire edition of Colours is limited to 1950 copies; 1900 copies numbered and registered, for sale; and 50 copies, lettered A to XX, for review only. Type has been distributed, and Colours will not be reprinted. This copy is No. 386". Some foxing to front cover pastedown, and narrow chip missing from spine label. Spine slightly cocked. Clean, unmarked pages.
Hardcover. New York, Zone Books, 1st, 1996, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, 565 pages. Hardcover. B/w illustrations throughout. Dust jacket unclipped, excellent, in protective brodart. Boards bound in black cloth, gilt title on spine. Binding tight. Some light pencil underlining throughout. Boards have a touch of rubbing, but in very good shape. A little light foxing to edges (shelfwear). A stunning, innovative blend of microsociology, cultural history, and philosophical reflection that will fascinate anyone concerned with problems of authenticity, identity, and originality.
Hardcover. NY, Doubleday, reprint, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Fair, Hardcover in a heavily chipped dust jacket, 192 pages illustrated in color and b&w by the D'Aulaires. A collection of idealized Greek myths, a child's first introduction to the Classical world.
Hardcover. NY, G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1st, 1961, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Good, Hardcover. 371 pages. Grey cloth with gilt decoration & gilt titles to spine. Previous owner's pen marks in small writing to back top title page, table of contents & bibliography. Signature to front endpaper. Black & white illustrations throughout. Dust jacket with toning & edgewear, small chips, now protected with a plastic cover. Light marginal foxing to top edge & front fly leaf. Otherwise, clean & unmarked.
Hardcover. New York, Crown Publishers, 1st Thus, 1971, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, 239 pages. Hardcover. Black & white illustrations. Dust jacket in protective clear plastic cover. Clean, unmarked text.
Hardcover. NY, Harper & Row, 1st, 1973, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover, 512 pages., bibliography, index of myths, index; very good in a bright dust jacket. [Translated from the French by John and Doreen Weightman]. Light pencil marking to some pages.
Hardcover. NY, Holiday House, 1st, 2001, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover in a bright, unclipped dust jacket. Fourteen gods and goddesses of the ancient Norse legends are examined in detail, including their accomplishments, their parentage, their deeds, and their powers and strengths. Color illustrations by Leonard Everett Fisher. Clean, bright copy.
Softcover. Ottawa, National Museum of Canada , 1st, 1953, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Softcover, in original pictorial stiff gray wrappers with color endpaper maps and numerous B&W illustrations in text from photos, drawings, etc. 417 pages. The Haida of the Queen Charlotte Islands adopted argillite and wood as his preferred media of plastic expression and chose to illustrate his native tales and mythology. small clear tape re-enforcement og covers, light bump to bottom corner, otherwise clean, very good.
Hardcover. Cambridge UK, Cambridge University Press, 1st, 1987, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover in a dust jacket with minor fade to top edge. 348 pages including index. Sir James G. Frazer's The Golden Bough, first published in 1890, was the first work in English to understand the religion of classical antiquity in the context of primitive religion. Its dramatic impact on the history of ideas lasted well into the twentieth century, in its association of religious myths with the more primitive forms of ritual and magic generated by the 'savage mind', identified as a common misunderstanding of the scientific laws governing the natural world. This highly acclaimed biography is a comprehensive study of Frazer's life, the influences on his work, and its wide-ranging implications for modern anthropology, classics, cultural history and folklore. clean copy.
Hardcover. Princeton, N.J., Princeton University Press, 1st, 1985, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover, 407 pages. Red cloth, gilt lettering to spine. Lovely copy with only minor wear to upper edge of dust jacket, previous owner's signature on front fly leaf, else in like new condition.
Hardcover. New York, Thomas Y. Crowell Co, 1st, 1940, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Good, Hardcover in a lightly worn dust jacket, 288 pages. Two-color frontispiece with B&w illustrations by Vera Bock.Turquoise stain to top edge. Minor wear and rubbing to cover edges. Price-clipped dust jacket with some wear and chipping to edges No markings.
Softcover. Princeton NJ, Princeton University Press, 1st pbk, 1985, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Softcover, 447 pages. A scholarly study of South Indian society, particularly the political order, as seen in literary images in Tamil, Telugu and Sanskrit texts. The king must endergo experiences of exile, masquerade, and possession by a clownlike anti-self, all these transformations being integral components of his role.
Hardcover. New York, Brentano's, 1st US, 1921, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, 151 pages. Hardcover. Limited Edition. Top edge gilt. Gilt title on white cloth spine, front cover with sea motif in silver over gray paper. Title on pastedown in upper right corner of front cover. Hand numbered #93 of 675 copies. Features 10 full color tipped-in plates illustrated by Edmund Dulac. Cover corners with light/moderate rubbing. Hinges intact but tender. Nice copy.
Hardcover. Fort Worth, TCU Press, Reprint, 1981, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Two hardcover volumes,. Volume 1 - 164 pages. Ceremonial Dance, Ritual and Song. Full color and black & white illustrations. Dust jacket in clear plastic protective cover. Clean, tight copy. Volume 2 - 323 pages. Myths, Legends and Folktales. Full color and black & white illustrations. Dust jacket in clear protective cover. Clean, tight copy.
Hardcover. Berkeley, University of California Press, First Edition, 1983 , Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, 422 pages. Hardcover. Grey cloth boards with iridescent titles to spine. Black & white diagrams, charts throughout. Bright dust jacket with light sunfade to rear of jacket & a couple tears to edges. Light foxing top edge. Clean & unmarked text.
Hardcover. Princeton, Princeton University Press, 1st, 1974, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, 552 pages. Hardcover. Bollingen Series C. Dust jacket with light wear, tears to edges, price clipped. Full color and black & white photographs throughout. Clean unmarked text.
Hardcover. Tuscaloosa AL, University of Alabama Press, 1st, 1993, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover in a bright dust jacket, 265 pages. A collection of essays about mythical trickster figures, ranging from the Coyote of America to African, Japanese, Greek and Christian figures, plus examples found in contemporary American fiction and drama. The work examines how cultural values are challenged and enforced by these comic creations. Light pencil marking to about 25 pages.
Softcover. Institute of Papua New Guinea Studies, 1st, 1977, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Softcover, 136 pages, typed manuscript, double spaced. The section headings are: the universe: the mythical origins of men; the ghosts or spirits; how men obtained food and the necessities of life; sickness & death; geographical myths; hunting stories; stories of cunning; social relations of people; love stories. Mild cover wear, clean copy.
Hardcover. London, Harrap, 1st, 1933, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover, 335 pages. Illustrated with 32 black & white photographs. Front flyleaf gone. Front hinge exposed at top 1" at gutter. Light wear to covers and dust jacket.
Hardcover. New York, Harcourt Brace Janovich , 1st, 1992, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover with dust jacket. SIGNED BY AUTHOR on half title page, illustrated in color by Mikolaycak, light wear to dust jacket spine and corners.
Hardcover. San Francisco, Paul Elder, 1st, 1906, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Hardcover, 83 pages. Illustrated with 10 tipped-in plates by D. Howard Hitchcock. Previous owners name at top of front endpaper. Brown cloth with gilt titles.
Hardcover. New York, Blue Sky Press, 1st, 1997, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, 111 pages. Hardcover. Extensive color illustrations by Barry Moser throughout. Gilt titles on spine and cover. Some edge wear to dust jacket, otherwise clean, tight copy.
Hardcover. New York, Harcourt, Brace and Company, 1st, 1936, Book: Good, Dust Jacket: None, 148 pages. Black & white illustrations by Rockwell Kent. 1st edition review copy. "Review Copy" with date and price stamped on front endpaper. Previous owners bookplate on inside front cover. Tanning along top edge of pages. Darkening to spine, and top edges of covers. Clean, tight copy.
Softcover. Boston, Weiser Books, reprint, 2000, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Softcover in pictorial wrappers, 302 pages. The long-awaited first English translation of this famous magical text -- a translation from the ancient Hebrew in the rare and complete 1701 Amsterdam edition. According to Hebrew legend, the Sepher Rezial was presented to Adam in the Garden of Eden, given by the hand of God, and delivered by the angel Rezial. The myth thus suggests that this is the first book ever written, and of direct divine provenance. A diverse compendium of ancient Hebrew magical lore, this book was quite possibly the original source for later, traditional literature on angelic hierarchy, astrology, Qabalah, and Gematria. Clean copy.
Hardcover. NY, G. E. Stechert & Co., 2nd Ed., 1936, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Hardcover, blue cloth covers with gilt lettering on spine, 563 pages. The work is a collection of the origins of stars and constellations along with their meanings. The book also details various myths and folklore connected to the stars from a number of traditions including Greco-Roman, Arabic, Babylonian, Indian and Chinese. Includes indices in Arabic and Greek alongside the General Index. Originally published in 1899. Previous owner's name on front fly leaf, otherwise clean. Light fading to blue cloth spine.
Hardcover. London, Reaktion Books, 2013, 2013, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, 336 pages. Hardcover with dust jacket. Profusely illustrated in full color & black & white throughout. Clean, tight copy.
Hardcover. New York, CALLA/Dover , reprint, 2012, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, 304 pages. Hardcover with no dust jacket. A very clean, unmarked copy. One of 19th-century America's greatest authors recounts timeless tales from Greek mythology in this grand hardcover facsimile. Hawthorne's evocative interpretations of stories about Theseus and the Minotaur, Circe the enchantress, Proserpine's abduction into the underworld, Jason's quest for the Golden Fleece, and other ancient legends are graced by 24 delicate color and black-and-white illustrations by Virginia Frances Sterrett. Sterrett (1900-31) began her tragically brief career at the age of 19, shortly after being diagnosed with tuberculosis. She also illustrated Old French Fairy Tales and Arabian Nights.
Hardcover. New York, William H. Wise & Company, First Edition, 1934, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, 469 pages. Hardcover. Blue cloth boards with embossed cover & gilt titles to spine. Navy top edge. Frontis illustration, The Punishment of Loke, in full page, full color. Black & white illustrations throughout. Light marginal wear to spine. Dime sized chip to front corner board. Very clean text & plates.
Hardcover. Boston, Houghton Mifflin, 1st illust., 1929, Book: Good, Dust Jacket: None, Hardcover, red embossed covers with gilt decoration of two children in profile, gilt titles on spine faded. One volume from the publisher's series, 371 pages. Notable for the gorgeous full color plates by H. M. Brock, 16 in all. Illustrated endpapers of young children in field of flowers (by another artist). Previous owner's name on front fly leaf, otherwise interior clean, very good. The covers have corner wear so overall good plus.
Hardcover. Adelaide AUS, Rigby Limited, reprint, 1972, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover in a bright dust jacket, 79 pages illustrated in color and b&w. A collaboration between artist Ainslie Roberts & anthropologist Charles Mountford, who combined Ainslie Roberts outback paintings with his knowledge. Previous owner's inscription on the front fly leaf.
Hardcover. Boston, Little Brown , 1st, 1972, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Good, Hardcover in a lightly worn dust jacket, 31 pages. Cloth boards. Illustrated by Charles Mikolaycak. Dust jacket has staining along spine and chunk missing from top, 1" tear in back center. Otherwise, clean, tight copy.
Hardcover. NY, Harper & Row, 1st, 1978, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover, 551 pages., bibliography, index of myths, index; very good in a bright dust jacket. [Translated from the French by John and Doreen Weightman]. Light pencil marking to several pages.
Softcover. NY, Viking Penguin, reprint, 2001, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Softcover, deluxe edition. Deckled pages, 782 pages Massive collection of the main Icelandic sagas. 66 page introduction by Robert Kellogg with good contextual information. Preface by Jane Smiley. Clean copy.
San Marino, Huntington Library, 1st, 1974, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, 446 pages. Hardcover. Black covers with title and decoration in silver. Black & white illustrations. Some light pencil marking scattered throughout. Clean, tight copy.
Hardcover. Washington D. C., Island Press, First Edition, 1996, 235 pages. Hardcover. Off white cloth boards with orange titles to spine. Bright dust jacket with only light marginal wear. Very clean & unmarked. Crisp, tight copy.
Softcover. New York, Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1st, 1998, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, 128 pages. Softcover. A very clean, unmarked copy with only minor edgewear. Color illustrations throughout.
Softcover. Madison WI, University of Wisconsin Press, reprint, 1977, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Softcover, 295 pages. Wisconsin Chippewa Myths & Tales, originally published in 1977, was the first collection of Chippewa folklore to provide a comparative and sociological context for the tales. These myths and tales were recorded between 1941 and 1944 by four young field workers who later became prominent anthropologists: Joseph B. Casagrande, Ernestine Friedl, Robert E. Ritzenthaler, and Victor Barnouw himself. The tales--which include stories of tricksters, animals, magical powers, and cannibal ice-giants--were told primarily by five members of the Lac Court Oreilles and Lac du Flambeau bands of Chippewa: John Mink, Prosper Guibord, Delia Oshogay, Tom Badger, and Julia Badger. Wisconsin Chippewa Myths & Tales is read as much for its fascinating stories as for its scholarship.