MYTHS AND MYTHOLOGY
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THE QUEST FOR MERLIN
Written by Nikolai Tolstoy.
Stock no. 1814733
Published by Hamish Hamilton. 1st 1985. Very good condition in a very good dustwrapper.
Did Merlin really exist or is he a figure of legend? Where does myth end and history begin? Black boards, gilt title to spine. B/w plates. ISBN: 0241113563.
KUTKOS CHINOOK TYEE
Written by Mildred Colbert. Illustrated by Keith Shaw Williams.
Stock no. 2123586
Published by D.C. Heath and Company. 1st 1947. Very good condition in a fair dustwrapper.
Kutkos was a tyee, or son of a hereditary chief of the Chinook Indians.... B/w illustrations. Grubby marks along cover edges. Name to front endpaper. Foxing to outer page edges. Wrapper is torn in half along spine edge; many pieces of loss along edges; also creased.
ASTRAEA: THE IMPERIAL THEME IN THE SIXTEENTH CENTURY
Written by Frances A. Yates.
Stock no. 1814536
Published by Routledge & Kegan Paul. 1st 1975. Fine condition in a nearly fine dustwrapper.
Examining the images and symbolism of monarchy, and especially the myth of Astraea. Burgundy boards, gilt title to spine. B/w plates. ISBN: 0710079710. Price-cut pictorial dustwrapper.
SHAPESHIFTERS TALES FROM OVID'S METAMORPHOSES
Written by Adrian Mitchell. Illustrated by Alan Lee.
Stock no. 1507628
Published by Frances Lincoln Children's Books. 1st UK 2009. Very good condition in a almost very good dustwrapper.
Some of the brightest, loveliest and most powerful myths ever written. Re-created from Ovid's Metamorphoses in stories, ballads and headline news, the Minotaur, Arachne, Bacchus, Persephone and many more haunting figures walk the earth once more. Large format 11.5 x 9.25. Green boards with gilt titles to spine. Colour illustrations throughout. 143 pages. ISBN: 9781845075361. Base of spine and lower corners bumped. Wear to spine, corners and lower edges of covers. A couple of small marks to covers. One page corner creased. Dustwrapper is edge worn with loss from base of spine, tear to top of rear fold and chipping to top of spine.
THE LOST GODS
Written by Francesca Simon. Illustrated by Adam Stower.
Stock no. 2123399
Published by Faber & Faber; Profile Books. 1st 2013. Fine condition in a fine dustwrapper.
Freya was an ordinary schoolgirl...until the Norse gods stormed into her life. B/w illustrations. ISBN: 9781846685651.
SEASONS OF SPLENDOUR TALES, MYTHS & LEGENDS OF INDIA
Written by Madhur Jaffrey. Illustrated by Michael Foreman.
Stock no. 1507018
Published by Pavilion Books. 1st 1985. Very good condition in a almost very good dustwrapper.
The rich heritage of Indian myth and folklore brought vividly to life in dramatic yet simple language and by bold and imaginative colour and b/w illustrations. Scarlet cloth, gilt titles. 128 pages includes glossary. 11 x 8". ISBN: 0907516580. Base of spine bumped. A couple of small dark marks to lower edge of front cover. Name in pencil to front endpaper. Contents clean. A few fox spots to top edge of text block. Dustwrapper is edge worn with creasing to base of slightly faded spine. Light scratches to rear panel.
Written by Wajuppa Tossa; Kongdeuane Nettavong; Margaret Read Macdonald.
Stock no. 1507013
Published by Libraries Unlimited. 1st 2008. Nearly fine condition.
World Folklore Series. More than 50 tales including creation myths, animal tales, Buddhist Jataka and moral stories, trickster tales, riddles, ghost stories, local legends and more from peoples on both sides of the Mekong River. Glazed pictorial boards. Some colour photographs. 205 pages. ISBN: 9781591583455. Small price label to rear cover.
THE NORSE MYTHS
Written by Kevin Crossley-Holland.
Stock no. 1506864
Published by Andre Deutsch. 1st 1980. Slightly better than very good condition in a very good dustwrapper.
Introduced and re-told by Crossley-Holland. Green cloth spine with gilt title, mustard paper boards with gilt vignette to front. ISBN: 0233972714. Top and bottom edge of spine browned. Light foxing to text block. A few page corner tips creased. Dustwrapper is slightly edge worn, light browning to rear panel, some foxing to flaps and verso.
THE ENCHANTED LOCHAN
Written by F. Carmichael Brunton. Illustrated by Noel L. Nisbet.
Stock no. 1406382
Published by George G. Harrap & Company. 1st 1917. Almost very good condition.
Stories of Celtic Mythology. Green cloth with gilt titles to spine and front. Pictorial onlay to front. 4 colour plates. 208 pages. Spine and corners bumped and worn. Bump to side of front board. Gilt on front is faded. A little scuffing to inlay. Front endpaper has been removed. A couple of hinges are cracked. Light browning to endpapers and half-title page. Foxing mainly to page edges otherwise contents generally clean.
THE BOOK OF THE DRAGON
Written by Judy Allen; Jeanne Griffiths.
Stock no. 1506565
Published by Orbis Publishing. 1st 1979. Very good condition in a almost very good dustwrapper.
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.
THE SILVER TREASURE
No author listed. Illustrated by Bee Willey.
Stock no. 1405691
Published by Orion Children's Books. circa 1996. Slightly better than very good condition.
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.
LE MORTE D'ARTHUR
Written by Sir Thomas Malory. Illustrated by Aubrey Beardsley.
Stock no. 1315527
Published by Folio Society. 1st 2003. Fine condition.
Limited to 1,000 numbered copies, a facsimile of the definitive 1927 J M Dent edition. Bound in full Nigerian goatskin, gold blocked with the design of the 1927 edition. Printed on specially made paper with hand-made end papers and gilding on three edges. 624 pages, 11.75 inches x 9 inches. Includes a separate booklet with an essay by Professor Anthony S G Edwards. This is copy no. 784. Slipcase just has a few very faint, light marks, otherwise as new. Also includes the original Folio advertises pamphlet for the volume.