MYTHS AND MYTHOLOGY
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The Poetic or Elder Edda is a famous collection made about A.D. 1200 of old Icelandic poems on cosmogony, mythology and the tradition of Norse heroes. This translation from the Icelandic conveys the power, sharpness and precision of the original. Prefaced with a most helpful introduction by Professor Peter Salus and Paul B. Taylor. Black cloth boards, gilt title to spine. ISBN: 0571090664. Text block slightly browned. Pictorial dustwrapper is lightly faded at spine and slightly grubby.
Stories From World History Retold series - retold by Enid Blyton. Limp beige cloth, black titles and decoration. 63 pages. B/w illustrations. Spine is faded. Hinge next to first chapter is broken (stitching showing). Ink stamps to a few pages of book (possibly ex-lib.).
Written by Neil Philip. Illustrated by Isabelle Brent.
Stock no. 2130701
Published by Little, Brown and Company. 1st USA 1994. Slightly better than very good condition in a very good dustwrapper.
Glazed pictorial boards. Square format. Colour illustrations. Retold by Philip. ISBN: 0316705217. Slight fade to spine, which also has small bumps to top and tail.
THE SILVER TREASURE
Written by Geraldine McCaughrean. Illustrated by Bee Willey.
Stock no. 2129870
Published by Orion Children's Books. 1st 1996. Slightly better than very good condition in a slightly better than very good dustwrapper.
Myths and Legends of the World series. 23 short stories with colour illustrations. Large format. Glazed pictorial boards. ISBN: 1858811392. Wrapper has some light wear to top of spine.
Large format. Glazed pictorial boards. Colour illustrations. ISBN: 1860193773.
Freya was an ordinary schoolgirl...until the Norse gods stormed into her life. B/w illustrations. ISBN: 9781846685651.
This illustrated history of the dragon includes stories, quotations, speculations and tentative suggestions which show the dragon through the differing interpretations from ancient Greece to Mexico, from Hinduism to the pagan cults, in classical art and stonemasonry. Black matt boards with silver titles to spine. Colour and b/w illustrations. 128 pages. A little surface paper damage to top corner of rear cover. Browning to edges of endpapers. Light foxing to text block. Contents clean. Dustwrapper is edge worn with a tear to top of rear panel by spine.
Eight prints from The Silver Treasure by Geraldine McCaughrean. Contained in glazed pictorial card folder. Prints all present and in excellent condition. Cover is a little creased and corners are a little bumped.
Title Page reads: Of Ravana The Dark Angel and his paradise at Lanka Quest for Sita of Hanuman and the Divine Vultures Jatayus and Sampati. Large format 11.5 x 8.5". Black cloth covers with gilt title in red block to spine and red vignette to front cover. Limited edition printed on English hand-made paper, limited to 500 copies for sale. 31 b/w illustrations. 162 pages. A little bumping and wear to spine and corners. Covers slightly grubby with faint white spots to outside edges (damp?). Browning to page edges. A very odd margin mark otherwise contents clean.
Text in Welsh. ISBN: 0708312543.
Blue cloth with gilt title to spine and red vignette to front cover. 162 pages. B/w illustrations. Spine and corners bumped, slight rubbing to cover edges. Contents clean. Dustwrapper is edge worn with slight loss to top and base of spine and a large section of loss to lower corner of front panel.
GODS AND MORTALS IN LOVE
Written by Hugh Ross Williamson. Illustrated by Edmund Dulac.
Stock no. 2112519
Published by Country Life Limited. Circa 1938. Very good condition in a almost very good dustwrapper.
"A book with coloured pictures and an illustrated book are not quite the same thing... each has its own function and its own appeal. This is presented as a book with coloured pictures" - Edmund Dulac. 9 dramatic colour plates depicting gods and heroes of Greek legends. Blue/grey buckram, blue titles. 83pp. 11.25 x 8.75". Some browning to covers. Wear to edges. Inscription in ink to front endpaper. Some grubby marks to endpapers and a few page margins. Wrapper is edge-torn and chipped, with a little loss; creased and grubby.