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Twice-Told Tales: An Anthology, Volume 1

By: N/A

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Cafe Crashers: 2013

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2201717


First edition. Fine. 2013 Trade Paperback. 177 pp. Volume 1: This collection of eighteen reimagined fairytales features new takes on such classic stories as Cinderella and Rumpelstiltskin, and runs the genre spectrum from comedy and romance to horror and steampunk. Authors and artists include: Matt Anderson (aka Remi Anderson), Caleb Bouchard, Kathryn Ann Metzger, Laura Metzger, Ethan Monsour, Christina Lynn Pieretti, Sarh Wellman. Keywords: TWICE-TOLD TALES ANTHOLOGY S... View more info

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Titans and Olympians: Greek and Roman Myth (Myth and Mankind)

By: Allan, Tony; Maitland, Sara

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Time-Life Books: 1997

Seller ID: 2205623


A very nice copy. Jacket lightly toned. 1997 Large Hardcover. 144 pp. Part of the Myth & Mankind series. A dramatic series that captures, culture by culture, the information that never makes it into the history books: strange stories, mystic rites, angry gods, vision quests. The ancient Greeks and Romans created the most enduring cultures known to humanity and a pantheon of gods who live on in some of the greatest myths ever told: of Athena, goddess of battle, of Dion... View more info

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Land of the Dragon: Chinese Myth (Myth and Mankind)

By: Allan, Tony; Phillips, Charles

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Time-Life Books: 1999

Seller ID: 2205626


A very nice copy. Jacket lightly toned. 1999 Large Hardcover. 144 pp. Part of the Myth & Mankind series. A dramatic series that captures, culture by culture, the information that never makes it into the history books: strange stories, mystic rites, angry gods, vision quests. China is among the world's oldest civilizations and home to many of the earliest achievements in the history of humankind. Until the beginning of the twentieth century, the Chinese emperor ruled by... View more info

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Journeys Through Dreamtime: Oceanian Myth (Myth and Mankind)

By: Allen, Tony; Fleming, Fergus; Kerrigan, Michael

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Time-Life Books: 1999

Seller ID: 2205614


Pages faintly toned. Light stain to top edge of front jacket flap. 1999 Large Hardcover. 144 pp. Part of the Myth & Mankind series. A dramatic series that captures, culture by culture, the information that never makes it into the history books: strange stories, mystic rites, angry gods, vision quests. CONTENTS: An Unseen World; A Timeless Land; The Rich Cycle of Life; The Myriad Beliefs of Melanesia; Polynesian Paradise; The Oceanian Legacy. Keywords: FOLKLORE MYTHOLO... View more info

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Voices of the Ancestors: African Myth (Myth and Mankind)

By: Allen, Tony; Fleming, Fergus; Phillips, Charles

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Time-Life Books: 1999

Seller ID: 2205620


Pages lightly toned. Jacket lightly toned. 1999 Large Hardcover. 144 pp. Part of the Myth & Mankind series. A dramatic series that captures, culture by culture, the information that never makes it into the history books: strange stories, mystic rites, angry gods, vision quests. CONTENTS: Cradle of Humankind; Wonders of Creation; An Ordered World; Heroes and Tricksters; Kingdoms and Empires; The African Legacy. Keywords: FOLKLORE MYTHOLOGY HISTORY MYTH VOICES OF ANC... View more info

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The Death of King Arthur

By: Anonymous

Price: $3.00

Publisher: Penguin: 1976

Seller ID: 2195593


1976 edition. Wrappers rubbed. Recounting the final days of Arthur, this thirteenth-century French version of the Camelot legend, written by an unknown author, is set in a world of fading chivalric glory. It depicts the Round Table diminished in strength after the Quest for the Holy Grail, and with its integrity threatened by the weakness of Arthur's own knights. Whispers of Queen Guinevere's infidelity with his beloved comrade-at-arms Sir Lancelot profoundly distress th... View more info

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Gods and Heroes of the Greeks: The Library of Apollodorus

By: Apollodorus; Simpson, Michael (translator)

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Massachusetts: 1976

Seller ID: 2196874


Light edge wear. 1976 Trade Paperback. This is one of several translations of an ancient (date disputed) compilation of summaries of stories of the gods and heroes of Greece. View more info

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Scandinavian Ghost Stories and Other Tales of the Supernatural

By: Asala, Joanne

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Penfield Press: 1995

Seller ID: 2261808


A nice copy. 1995 Trade Paperback. 127 pp. Collected from historic sources, such as the volumes of Norse folk legends by Peter Christian Asbornsen and Jogen Moe, these centuries-old stories of sorcery, monsters and demons come from the imaginations of the Scandinavian people. Nineteen stories reflect the fear of evil that haunts and fascinates the human soul. From Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Iceland, and Finland, these ancient tales can be read on many levels: as only stori... View more info

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The Arthurian Legends: An Illustrated Anthology

By: Barber, Richard

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Littlefield, Adams & Co: 1979

Seller ID: 2206206


Faint edge wear. 1979 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. A great introduction to many of the epics written on Arthur, while incorporating most of the famous paintings inspired by the subject. View more info

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Curious Myths of the Middle Ages.

By: Baring-Gould, S. [Sabine]

Price: $125.00

Publisher: Roberts Brothers: 1867

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2260758


First edition. Owner bookplate on front endpaper, embossed bookseller stamp on title page. 1867 Hard Cover. 255 pp. 8vo. A collection of myths and folk tales, including: The Wandering Jew; Prester John; The Divining Rod; The Seven Sleepers of Ephesus; William Tell; The Dog Gellert; Tailed Men; Antichrist and Pope Joan; The Man in the Moon; The Mountain of Venus; Fatality of Numbers; The Terrestrial Paradise. Frontispiece of Pope Joan reproduced from a late 16th century e... View more info

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The Strange Story of Harper's Ferry: With Legends of the Surrounding Country

By: Barry, Joseph

Price: $3.00

Publisher: The Woman's Club of Harper's Ferry District: 1974

Edition: 7th Printing

Seller ID: 1787318


Lightly toned, first gathering of pages just beginning to loosen. 1974 Trade Paperback. 200 pp. plus additional pages at the end with local ads and a Patron's list. The story of Harper's Ferry and legends of the surrounding area presented by Joseph Barry, a resident of the area for half a century. View more info

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Chimera

By: Barth, John

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Random House: 1972

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2202145


First edition. Ink stamp to front endpaper. Top edge of jacket spine lightly bumped, front jacket flap creased. 1972 Hard Cover. 308 pp. In Chimera, John Barth injects his signature wit into the tales of Scheherezade of the Thousand and One Nights, Perseus, the slayer of Medusa, and Bellerophon, who tamed the winged horse Pegasus. In a book that the Washington Post called stylishly maned, tragically songful, and serpentinely elegant, Barth retells these tales from varyin... View more info

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King Arthur's Death (The Library of Literature)

By: Benson, Larry D.

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Bobbs Merrill: 1974

Seller ID: 2195063


Minor ink marginalia. 1974 Trade Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. The Stanzaic Morte Arthur engages with the tragic implications of the chivalric love between Lancelot, Arthur and Guinevere; the Alliterative Morte Arthur with those of the aspirations of militant chivalry espoused by Arthur and his knights. The texts have been edited for readers who have little or no training in Middle English. View more info

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King Arthur's Death: The Middle English Stanzaic Morte Arthur and Alliterative Morte Arthure

By: Benson, Larry D.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Western Michigan University: 1994

Seller ID: 2196790


Pencil marginalia. 1994 Soft Cover. We have more books available by this author!. Professor Benson's edition of the Stanzaic Morte Arthur and the Alliterative Morte Arthure has been long out of print. Benson's edition of these important Middle English poems is here revised and updated by Professor Edward E. Foster, taking into account recent scholarship, to once again be available and accessible to students. The romances included here are two of the best, most significan... View more info

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The Mythology of Mexico and Central America

By: Bierhorst, John

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Oxford University Press: 2002

Edition: 1st Printing

Seller ID: 2195093


First printing. Cover lightly toned, ink name on front endpaper. 2002 Trade Paperback. xiv, 249 pp. In this expansive volume, John Bierhorst brings to light the gods and heroes of pre-Columbian times--and demonstrates that they are very much alive today. The book provides translations of twenty basic myths, showing how these have influenced the artistic, literary, and political life of modern Mexico and Central America. Originally published in 1990, the text has been upd... View more info

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Myths and Tales of the American Indians

By: Bierhorst, John

Price: $6.00

Publisher: Indian Head Books: 1992

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2265829


Ink name on front endpaper. 1992 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. A survey of the myths of over forty different Native American tribes. View more info

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Return of the Sun: Native American Tales from the Northeast Woodlands

By: Bruchac, Joseph

Price: $5.00

Publisher: The Crossing Press: 1990

Seller ID: 2175622


An exceptional copy. 1990 Trade Paperback. 206 pp. This is Joseph Bruchac's fourth collection of Native American folk tales. His first three have been widely praised. Joe is a poet who is part Abenaki Indian. As you would expect from a poet who is also part Native American, the stories are told with reverence and wit. Each story is also accompanied by a full-page drawing by Gary Carpenter. View more info

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The Age of Fable, or Stories of Gods and Heroes

By: Bulfinch, Thomas; Fitts, Dudley

Price: $15.00

Publisher: The Heritage Press: 1958

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2261281


Includes publisher's slipcase, Sandglass Number XI:23 laid in. Spine toned, owner bookplate on front endpaper. 1958 Hard Cover. xix, 230 pp. 8vo. Author's first book. One of the most enduring works on the subject of mythology, examining numerous myths and providing historical context and analysis. Introductory essay by Dudley Fitts, illustrations by Joe Mugnaini. ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Thomas Bulfinch (July 15, 1796 - May 27, 1867) was an American writer, born in Newton, Mass... View more info

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The Power of Myth

By: Campbell, Joseph

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Doubleday: 1988

Seller ID: 2197073


Light rubbing to wrappers. 1988 Soft Cover. We have more books available by this author!. The Power Of Myth launched an  extraordinary resurgence of interest in Joseph  Campbell and his work. A preeminient scholar, writer,  and teacher, he has had a profound influence on  millions of people. To him, mythology was the  song of the universe, the music of the spheres.  With Bill Moyers, one of America's most prominent  journalists, as his thoughtful and engai... View more info

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The Power of Myth

By: Campbell, Joseph; Moyers, Bill; Flowers, Betty Sue

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Main Street Books / Doubleday: 1988

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 2194860


Illustrated paperback edition. 23rd printing. Some highlighting in text. 1988 Large Softcover. xx, 293 pp. The Power of Myth launched an extraordinary resurgence of interest in Joseph Campbell and his work. A preeminent scholar, writer, and teacher, he has had a profound influence on millions of people--including Star Wars creator George Lucas. To Campbell, mythology was the “song of the universe, the music of the spheres.” With Bill Moyers, one of America’s most ... View more info

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Prose Merlin (TEAMS Middle English Texts)

By: Conlee, John

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Western Michigan University: 1998

Seller ID: 2196791


An exceptional copy. 1998 Soft Cover. With its contextualizing introduction, notes, and gloss, this edition makes the Prose Merlin available to any student of Arthurian legend, no matter their level of proficiency in Middle English. Written in the latter half of the fifteenth century, the Prose Merlin is the first work of Arthurian literature written in English prose. The highly original poem, though based upon the French Vulgate cycle tradition of Arthurian legends, is ... View more info

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Olode the Hunter and Other Tales from Nigeria

By: Courlander, Harold

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Harcourt, Brace & World: 1968

Seller ID: 2119148


Light edge wear to jacket. Very Good. 1968 Hard Cover. Tales mostly taken from the Yoruba people of Western Nigeria, though some of the Ibo and Hausa people are included as well. View more info

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Myth, Religion & Society: Structuralist Essays By...

By: Detienne, M; Gernet, L; Vernant, J.-P.; Vidal-Naquet, P.; Gordon, R.L. (Editor)

Price: $18.50

Publisher: Cambridge University Press: 1986

Seller ID: 2194991


Sticker on rear wrapper, underlining & marginalia on a few pages. 1986 Trade Paperback. xvii, 306 pp. The essays in this volume explore different aspects of the relation between Greek myth and Greek thought between the Archaic period (Homer and Hesiod) and the Hellenistic period, highlighting both the continuities and the contrasts in the Greek interpretations and 'uses' of myth. With the exception of the essay by Louis Gernet, all bear traces of the authors; attempts to... View more info

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Siren Land

By: Douglas, Norman

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Dodd, Mead & Company: 1923

Seller ID: 2206721


No jacket, pages faintly toned. 1923 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 337 pp. Norman Douglas’s first travel book, Siren Land is an homage to a part of the world that captivated the author more than any other. Weaving the myths of the Sirens into the landscape and history of the region, Douglas writes with knowledge and an irrepressible exuberance of the past and the present, of legends and archaeology, folklore and daily life, patron saints, lo... View more info

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A Classical Dictionary of Hindu Mythology and Religion, Geography, History, and Literature (Trubner's Oriental Series)

By: Dowson, John

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Trubner & Co.: 1879

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2200535


First edition. Professionally rebound with gilt titles and new end sheets. A few stray pencil marks to text, bookplate on front endpaper. 1879 Hard Cover. 411 pp. 8 x 5 1/2. A comprehensive dictionary of Hinduism. ABOUT THE AUTHOR: John Dowson M.R.A.S. (1820 -1882) was a British orientalist. A noted scholar of Hinduism he taught in India for much of his life. His book Classical Dictionary of Hindu Mythology remains one of the most comprehensive and authoritative works on... View more info

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Dragonology: The Complete Book of Dragons

By: Drake, Ernest; Steer, Dugald A. (Editor)

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Candlewick Press: 2003

Edition: 7th Printing

Seller ID: 2261861


7th printing. An exceptional copy. 2003 Large Hardcover. Do you believe in dragons? Now, for the first time, the long-lost research of renowned nineteenth century dragonologist Dr. Ernest Drake is presented in all its eccentric glory, happily bridging the gap between dragon legend and fact. The meticulous Dr. Drake assigns Latin names to various dragon species, ruminates on why dragons are able to speak, speculates on how they could fly, and explains the true purpose of ... View more info

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The Global Myths: Exploring Primitive, Pagan, Sacred, and Scientific Mythologies

By: Eliot, Alexander

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Meridian: 1994

Seller ID: 2175600


Light rubbing to wrappers. 1994 Trade Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. Myth is universal - a common heritage to all humanity. But it is by no means confined to primitive and pagan lore, and this work proves it to be a vital part of contemporary life. The myths and legends in this book, gathered during a lifetime's travels, are re-imagined on the ground where they originally occurred, providing a sense of place for each tale. The volume demonstrate... View more info

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Umbundu: Folk Tales from Angola

By: Ennis, Merlin; Lord, Albert

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Beacon Press: 1962

Seller ID: 2203603


Very Good Jacket rubbed, quarter-inch chip to top edge of jacket front. 1962 Hard Cover. xxix, 316 pp. In the middle of the wild bush country of West Africa live the Ovimbundu of Angola. For generations the transmission of their culture has been by word-of-mouth through the art of tribal storytellers. Now for the first time an American who lived among them for almost 40 years has translated and written down these tales and legends from the Umbundu, without altering their... View more info

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The High History of the Holy Graal [Grail] (Everyman's Library No. 445)

By: Evans, Sebastian

Price: $25.00

Publisher: J.M. Dent & Sons LTD / E.P. Dutton & Co., Inc.: 1936

Edition: 4th Printing

Seller ID: 2260183


4th printing. One-inch tear along back top corner of jacket rear, jacket edges rubbed, a few faint smudges to jacket. Ink name and date on front endpaper, page ridges very faintly foxed. 1936 Hard Cover. xx, 379 pp. Fold-out map follows text. Perlesvaus, also called Li Hauz Livres du Graal (The High History of the Holy Grail), is an Old French Arthurian romance dating to the first decade of the 13th century. It purports to be a continuation of Chrétien de Troyes unfinis... View more info

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The Way to Eternity: Egyptian Myth (Myth and Mankind)

By: Fleming, Fergus; Lothian, Alan

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Time-Life Books: 1997

Seller ID: 2205625


A very nice copy. Jacket lightly toned, small smudge to jacket front. 1997 Large Hardcover. 144 pp. Part of the Myth & Mankind series. A dramatic series that captures, culture by culture, the information that never makes it into the history books: strange stories, mystic rites, angry gods, vision quests. According to ancient Egyptian myth, the sun god, who brings light to the world, is born anew every morning, travels through the heavens by boat during the day, and en... View more info