Fiction: Mythology & Folklore

Fiction: Mythology & Folklore

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Jataka Tales, Babbitt, Ellen C. (retold by)
1 Jataka Tales
Babbitt, Ellen C. (retold by)

Century Company 1912, Illustrated by Ellsworth Young. Good with no dust jacket; Hardcover; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; New York; Bound in orange cloth. Good-only book with some soiling and discoloration on cover. Fraying on edges, spine ends, Binding solid. Previous owners penciled name & address on front endpaper. Pages moderately tanned, but clean and unmarked. Jatakas are Birth-stories in the Buddhist tradition. Tales include: The Monkey and the Crocodile, The Merchang of Seri, The Ox Who Won the Forfeit, The Quarrel of the Quails, The Foolish Timid Rabbit, The Elephant Girly-Face, The Princes and the Water-Sprite, The Ox Who Envied the Pig, The Crab and the Crane and many more. Packaged with care and shipped in a box. 27269 
Price: 25.92 USD
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Stories of the Gods and Heroes, Benson, Sally; Savage, Steele
2 Stories of the Gods and Heroes
Benson, Sally; Savage, Steele

Dial Press 1940, Fifteenth Printing. Illustrated by Steele Savage. Very Good in Good+ dust jacket; Hardcover; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 256 pages, firmly bound in beige cloth. Bright clean cover with light rubbing on edges. Interior clean, no markings. Jacket shows bright front panel, tanning & light soil on spine & rear panel, short tear top edge, rubbing at corner tips. Original price of $3.95 intact on flap. Packaged with care and shipped in a box.; Packaged with care. 21762 
Price: 13.50 USD
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The Folklore of the Cotswolds, Briggs, Katharine Mary
3 The Folklore of the Cotswolds
Briggs, Katharine Mary

Rowman and Littlefield 1974, First American Edition. Very Good in Near Fine dust jacket; Hardcover; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; Clean & bright with only a hint of shelf wear. Pages moderately browned throughout. No markings. Packaged with care and shipped in a box.; 208 p.; Packaged with care. 19347 
Price: 18.00 USD
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Stories from Plato and Other Classic Writers - Hesiod, Homer, Aristophanes, Ovid, Catullus, and Pliny, Burt, Mary E
4 Stories from Plato and Other Classic Writers - Hesiod, Homer, Aristophanes, Ovid, Catullus, and Pliny
Burt, Mary E

Ginn & Company 1895, -; early printing. Good+ with no dust jacket; Hardcover; 16mo 6" - 7" tall; Copyright date 1894. 262 pages, cloth-backed cover. Edges of cover moderately worn & chipped. Spine faded; lettering on front cover bright & intact. Binding adequate, but beginning to split at front endpapers. Endpapers & last few pages tanned; internals very clean, bright, unmarked. Packaged with care and shipped in a box.; Packaged with care. 24425 
Price: 18.00 USD
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A Long Cat Tale, Capek, Karel;  Josef Capka; Milena Jandova (trans.)
5 A Long Cat Tale
Capek, Karel; Josef Capka; Milena Jandova (trans.)
8000004909 / 9788000004907
Albatros 1996, First Edition Stated. Very Good+; Hardcover; Small 4to 9" - 11" tall; Translated from the Czech original. 63 pp. in pictorial cover. Bright, clean, tight book. No names or markings. Light wear to spine ends, one corner tip moderately bumped. Interior pristine. 29845 
Price: 13.50 USD
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The Emerald Lizard;  Tales and Legends of Guatemala, Chinchilla, Carlos Samayoa; MacLean, Joan Coyne (translator)
6 The Emerald Lizard; Tales and Legends of Guatemala
Chinchilla, Carlos Samayoa; MacLean, Joan Coyne (translator)

Falcon's Wing Press 1957, Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket; Hardcover; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; NEAR FINE book in VERY GOOD jacket. Bound in black cloth. Trace of shelf wear. Crisp, unmarked interior. Bright jacket rubbed at extremities, several small chips. Originaly price of $3.50 intact on jacket flap. Illustrated by the author with 14 line drawings; jacket art also by the author. Packaged with care and shipped in a box.; 274 p.; Packaged with care. 19348 
Price: 19.71 USD
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Celtic Tales, Chmelova, Elena
7 Celtic Tales
Chmelova, Elena
0671075527 / 9780671075521
Exeter Books 1987, Reprint. Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket; Hardcover; 4to 11" - 13" tall; Bright, crisp, firmly bound book. No names or markings. Mild rubbing at head of spine. Pristine interior. In bright jacket with light wear top edge. Includes tales such as: King Conal's Horses, The Silver Hare, Big Eyes, The Truthful Prince, Glen Gowan, How the Fisherman"s Wife Saved the Elf-Queen's Child, Foxglove and the LIttle People, and more. 29727 
Price: 17.96 USD
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Norske Folkeviser, Christiansen, Reidar Th.
8 Norske Folkeviser
Christiansen, Reidar Th.

J. W. Eides Forlag 1957, Illustrated by Reidar Johan Berle. Near Fine in Good+ dust jacket; Hardcover; Small 8vo 7" - 8" tall; Bergen, Norway; 174 pages, xiv. Crimson leather spine, decorated paper over boards. 45 poem/stories. Illustrated by Reidar Johan Berle with 8 beautiful, bold block prints tipped in. Mild rubbing at corner tips of cover. Light wear on leather at head of spine. Clean, tight, unmarked. Good to Very Good jacket quite tanned on spine; shallow chipping & short tears on edges. 45 tales including: Innledning, Kong Eirik og Hugaljo, Agnus dei, Falkvord Lommanson, Olave Liljekrans, Knut liten og Sylvelin, Fanteguten, Eg sette mn hest, Eg ser deg ut fyr gluggjen, Han Tosstein, Pal sine honor , Kari og Mari. Packaged with care and shipped in a box.; Packaged with care. 13540 
Price: 31.50 USD
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Meghnadbadh Kavya:  Canto One, Dutt, Michael Madhusudan; Bandyopadhyay, Shyamal (translator)
9 Meghnadbadh Kavya: Canto One
Dutt, Michael Madhusudan; Bandyopadhyay, Shyamal (translator)

Abart Prakashani 1977, First Edition. Very Good with no dust jacket; Hardcover; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; Calcutta; 52 pages in green cloth. SIGNED & inscribed by translator Bandyopadhyay. Endpapers are yellowed, bubbled from excess glue. Written in blank verse by Dutt in 1861, Meghnadbadh Kavya was inspired by the Ramayana, Milton's Paradise Lost, and Greek mythology. Counter to the Ramayana, the villain Ravana is transformed into a hero & righteous warrior. The verses eventually became known as the first original epic in the Bangla language. Packaged with care and shipped in a box.; Packaged with care. 14290 
Price: 26.91 USD
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Stories from the Norseland, Edmison, John P
10 Stories from the Norseland
Edmison, John P

The Penn Pub. Co 1909, First Edition. Very Good+ with no dust jacket; Hardcover; Small 8vo 7" - 8" tall; Same date title & copyright pages. 373 pages, bound in gray-blue cloth; white lettering; black, white & rust design; floral patterned endpapers. Frontispiece, tissue guard, plus 6 additional b & w plates. 27 Norse tales, including How the World Began, How Thor Got His Hammer Back, Thor Outwits the Dwarf Algis, The Origin of Poetry, How Skadi Chose Her Husband, Frey and Gevd, How the Fevris Wolf Was Tied, Ragnarok --The End of It All, and many more. Firm binding, clean, bright cover; moderate rubbing at ends of spine. Previous owner's name written on front endpaper; free endpaper torn in several places (neatly mended on the verso). Text & illustrations clean, bright. Packaged with care and shipped in a box.; Packaged with care. 24175 
Price: 31.41 USD
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Japanese Fairy Tales [in slipcase], Hearn, Lafcadio; and others; Sonia Roetter (ill.)
11 Japanese Fairy Tales [in slipcase]
Hearn, Lafcadio; and others; Sonia Roetter (ill.)

Peter Pauper Press 1948, First Edition Thus. Near Fine; Hardcover; Oblong 8vo 8" to 9" tall; 78 page, pictorial paper-covered board. Red top-stain. In slipcase. Near Fine book with minor edge rubbing. Crisp interior. In Very good slipcase with minor wear. [BAL 8048, Gwynn A88. Mount Vernon, N.Y. Peter Pauper Press. Contents: Chin-Chin Kobakama.--The man who did not wish to die.--The old woman and her dumpling.--The green willow.--The goblin spider.--The chariot that pointed south.--The fountain of youth.--The loving dog.--Urashima.-- The foolish jelly-fish.--The boy who drew cats.--Mother in the mirror. Six tales were versions written by Hearn and six were written by others especially for this edition. 29635 
Price: 31.50 USD
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The Story of Roland, James, Baldwin; Birch, R. B., (ill.).
12 The Story of Roland
James, Baldwin; Birch, R. B., (ill.).

Charles Scribner's Sons 1912, Reprint. Illustrated by R. B. Birch. Good+ with no dust jacket; Hardcover; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 415 pages, bound in brown cloth with grey, white, red & black stamped design of knight on horse approaching castle. Signed Binding by F. Berkeley Smith. Firmly bound. Gilt & design bright & intact. Moderate wear at spine ends; corner tips soft. Interior age-toned; unmarked. Edges of text block show light dust soiling. Packaged with care and shipped in a box. 27840 
Price: 18.90 USD
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The Heroes, Kingsley, Charles; Kiddell-Monroe, Joan, (ill.).
13 The Heroes
Kingsley, Charles; Kiddell-Monroe, Joan, (ill.).

E. P. Dutton/ J. M. Dent & Sons 1963, First Edition Thus. Illustrated by Joan Kiddell-Monroe. Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket; Hardcover; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 210 pages, plus ads. Lovely cloth binding with blue & beige patterned design; matching blue & white endpapers. Four color plates and in-text line drawings. Near pristine book, hint of tanning on top edge. Bright jacket with modest wear at head of spine, light tanning on top edge. Corner-clipped, but not price-clipped. A beautiful well-preserved copy of this illustrated reissue of Kingsley's classic book of mythology. Packaged with care and shipped in a box.; Dent's Children's Illustrated Classics #58 Series 28081 
Price: 31.50 USD
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Fifty Favorite Fairy Tales, Lang, Andrew; (Selected By Kathleen Lines)
14 Fifty Favorite Fairy Tales
Lang, Andrew; (Selected By Kathleen Lines)

Franklin Watts/Nonesuch Cygnet 1964, First American Edition. Illustrated by Margery Gill. Very Good+; Hardcover; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; Designed by Sir Francis Meynell, set in 11 on 13 point Nonesuch Plantin. 363 pages, bound in aqua-marine cloth with gilt & dark red stamped design; gilt lettering; dark red top-stain.; green & white pictorial endpapers. Bright clean cover; front hinge shows a bit of play. Old price written at top of front endpaper w/ erasure attempt. Otherwise near fine, lacking slipcase. (Issued without dustjacket). Packaged with care and shipped in a box.; Packaged with care. 24705 
Price: 18.81 USD
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Aesop's Fables, Lawrence, Jacob
15 Aesop's Fables
Lawrence, Jacob
0295976411 / 9780295976419
University of Washington Press 1997, Fine in Fine dust jacket; Hardcover; slim 4to 11" - 13" tall; 55 pages, bound in black cloth. 22 black & white full page prints by Lawrence opposite fables. Pristine book in crisp jacket. 29037 
Price: 13.50 USD
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