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1 Aesop & Rev. George Fyler Townsend, (translator) & Harrison Weir, (Ills) Three Hundred Aesop's Fables, Literally Translated from the Greek
London George Routledge & Sons 1867 First Edition Hardcover Good 
114 engraved scenes in text; 12mo 7" - 7˝" tall; 224 pages; 1st edition collected in this translation illustrated by Weir. In original bevelled green cloth with pictorial title designs in gilt. Cloth splitting over the front hinge; endpages sound and board attached. Several incipient breaks to the inner binding with middle signatures starting. Cloth a little rubbed though and bumped at corners with crimping and light fray at spine ends. Noteworthy for the fine illustrations, this copy is loose and broken; a simple rebacking would put it right. Good only thus 
Price: 40.00 USD
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2 Al-Kretli, Sheikh Sulaiman and Gayer-Anderson, R. G. "john" (Trans) Legends of the Bait al-Kretliya
London Luzac & Co. 1951 1135399239 / 9781135399238 First Edition Thus Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket Illustrated by Abd Al-Aziz Abdu 
Line drawings; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 105 pages; Square snug copy in original pictorial dust jacket. Illustrated with black and white plates. Dust jacket a little edge rubbed and with several short closed edge tears to rear panel. NF/VG. ... Oversize book may require additional charges for expedited or international shipping. 
Price: 18.95 USD
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3 Apuleius & Robert Graves The Golden Ass
New York Farrar, Straus & Young 1951 First Edition Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
8vo 8" - 9" tall; 293 pages; Soundly bound and generally neat in original illustrated dust jacket with publisher's $3.50 issue price intact to unclipped front flap. Just light shelf/handling wear to jacket at edges; tiny chips and rubbing to crown of spine panel. Light general toning and mild shelf soiling to the whites of the jacket design; short string of numbers (a phone #? ) penciled to front jacket under title. Light to moderate foxing confined generally to the endpages; mild dusting top edge. Solid unmarked copy. VG/VG 
Price: 24.00 USD
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4 Brand, John and Henry Ellis, (Ed. ) Observations on Popular Antiquities Chiefly Illustrating the Origin of our Vulgar Customs, Ceremonies and Superstitions
London Henry G. Bohn 1846 1108036465 / 9781108036467 Third Revised Edition Hardcover Very Good- 
Volume I; 12mo 7" - 7˝" tall; 539 pages; HC in publisher's ornately blind stamped green cloth; title lettering in gilt to spine. Volume I, only. Revised and enlarged by Ellis, this is the 3rd edition. Cloth at spine lightly faded with gilt titling just a little dulled. Top front corners of boards show dullness caused by damp. Top corner of the first and last several leaves with a light damp line. Soundly bound and internally clean. Prior ownership effaced top edge of half-title and a subsequent ownership below. VG- 
Price: 30.00 USD
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5 Brown, Robert The Great Dionysiak Myth, Vols. I & II (Complete)
London Longmans, Green & Company 1877 First Edition Hardcover Good 
8vo 8" - 9" tall; 863 pages; HC 2 volumes, complete. 427 & 336 pp 1st edition. Resewn and recased in mid 20th century library grade red buckram cloth, with title lettering stamped in gilt. Ex-library copy with expected attachments and indications, including catalog labels to spines, bookplates to front pastedowns and checkout slips at rear. A few blind stamps of library ownership scattered in the texts. Errata slip bound in to Vol I. 28 page catalog of Longman's titles appears at rear of Vol II. A notice at the front of Vol II announces the anticipated completion and publication of a 3rd volume in the work, which was not published. Illustrated with several plates in each volume. Some scattered instances of pencil underlining, largely confined to Vol I, are somewhat sloppy but could be erased. A few scattered pages of the text with a nick or short closed tear to the front edge, of which we have mended a few with archival japanese paper. Uncommon in the original edition, this copy is sturdily rebound but suffers aesthetically from prior institutional ownership. Good only thus. ... Oversize book may require additional charges for expedited or international shipping. 
Price: 125.00 USD
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6 Buttmann, Philipp Mythologus Oder Gesammelte Abhandlungen Uber Die Sagen Des Alterthums: Erster & Zweiter Band [Vols I & II]
Berlin Mylius 1828 Hardcover Good+ 
Copperplate maps, folding; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 728 pages; Erster & Zweiter Band [Vols I & II]. 352; 376 pp. Folding map at rear of both volumes. Recased in heavy library grade buckram cloth with titles stamped in utilitatin fashion in gilt to spines. Ex-library copies with expected indications and attachments of institutional ownership. Endpages refreshed. Contents clean and complete. Several light archival tape mends to map in Vol I. Contents solid and neat. Rebound in heavy cloth. G++ thus .... Oversize book may require additional charges for expedited or international shipping. 
Price: 95.00 USD
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7 Cox, George W. The Mythology of the Aryan Nations
London Kegan Paul Trench 1882 New, revised Hardcover Good 
8vo 8" - 9" tall; 594 pages; HC early revised edition. Soundly bound in heavy, library grade red buckram with gilt titles to spine. Text clean with no significant marking to text seen, but with ex-library indications including a catalog label at spine and light attachments to endpages. Mild sunning at spine. Sound with clean text; condition graded to reflect prior institutional ownership indications about G thus 
Price: 35.00 USD
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8 Farnell, Lewis Richard The Cults of the Greek States; 5 Volumes [Complete]
Oxford Clarendon Press, Oxford. 1896 First Edition Hardcover Good 
Gravure plates, tissue guarded; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 1896 - 1909. Clarendon Press, Oxford. 5 volumes complete. Original edition, published over 13 years. Initially planned as a 3 volume work but expanded to 5 volumes. An ex-library copy with Vols II, II and IV still in original cloth - Vols I and V rebound in heavy green buckram cloth boards. Expected institutional attachments and indications, including catalog labels to spines, bookplates to endpages and call sheets at rear. Here and there the occasional pressure blind stamp of library ownership to pages of the text. Some minimal marginalia or underlining observed scattered in the text. Profusely illustrated with plates, some tissue guards missing or loose. Light fray to cloth at corners of Vols II - IV and light fray to cloth and spine ends of same volumes. A few mild instances of gapping between signatures in the internal binding of Vol II. Here and there some pages opened roughly at front edge, Complete and decent if worn and ex-ib. Good only thus. ... Oversize book will require additional charges for most shipping methods. 
Price: 175.00 USD
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9 Frappier, Jean Chrétien de Troyes et le Mythe du Graal.
Paris Sedes 1972 Second Edition Paperback Very Good- 
8vo 8" - 9" tall; 1972 Sedes Paperback in glossy typographic covers. Solid clean copy. Mild reader creasing to spine. Titles at spine sunfaded but legible. Small ownership ink stamp of a University Language Dept to front and rear endpages. Text clean and unmarked. VG- 
Price: 15.00 USD
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10 Frazer, James George The Belief in Immortality and the Worship of the Dead; 3 Volume Set: Vol I: the Belief Among the Aborigines of Australia.../. Vol II: the Belief Among the Polynesians. / Vol III: the Belief Among the Micronesians.
London Dawsons of Pall Mall 1968 reprint Hardcover 3 volumes Good+ 
8vo 8" - 9" tall; 1268 pages; 3 volumes, complete. Reprint of the original edition. Soundly bound in original green cloth with titles in gilt to spines. 495; 447; 326 pp Contents generally clean and neat, but with ex-library indications including a catalog label at spine and light attachments to endpages. Some brief, mild underlining and bracketing in pen to the introductory chapters of Vols I & II. Cloth surfaces and edges of Vol I light to moderately shelf rubbed, with milder shelf rub to the latter 2 volumes. Sound decent copies. Condition graded for institutional ownership indications and light to moderate reader wear. G+ thus. ... Oversize book may require additional charges for expedited or international shipping. 
Price: 100.00 USD
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11 Gose, Elliott B The World of the Irish Wonder Tale; An Introduction to the Study of Fairy Tales
Toronto University of Toronto Press 1985 0802056466 / 9780802056467 Hardcover Good+ 
Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 228 pages; HC in mustard yellow cloth with title lettering in dark green. Snugly bound and neat. Light ex-library indications including a bookplate and pocket/slip in front and library stamp to title page and text block edges. Binding is slightly shaken in the spine but remains sound and neat with crisp clean contents. Aside from library indications near VG but graded to redlect institutional ownership. G+ 
Price: 25.00 USD
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12 Grimm, Jacob & James Steven Stallybrass (Transl. ) Teutonic Mythology by Jacob Grimm. Translated from the fourth edition with notes and appendix by James Steven Stallybrass. [4 volumes].
London George Bell and Sons 1882 First Edition Thus Hardcover Good+ 
8vo 8" - 9" tall; 1887 pages; 1st edition, thus. 4 volumes complete. Tightly bound in recasings of heavy library grade brown buckram. Text block of each volume is bright and clean with no marks observed. This set is ex-library with library bindings, catalog labels to base of spines, bookplates and checkout slips to endpages. Some older small ownership ink stamps to endpages and here and there scattered to the text pages are some circular blind stamps of library origin. All title pages and rear endmatter (publisher catalog ads) present. Endpages refreshed. Volume II was recased separately from the other 3 volumes and was cut down a little more and cased in a slightly different style. Contents fresh and neat, sturdily bound. G++ thus - a candidate for a more handsome rebinding. ... Oversize book may require additional charges for expedited or international shipping. 
Price: 325.00 USD
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13 Lockyer, J. Norman and Georgio D. Santanilla The Dawn of Astronomy; A Study of the Temple Worship and Mythology of the Ancient Egyptians
Cambridge, MA The MIT Press 1964 0262620030 / 9780262620031 reprint Hardcover Near Fine 
B&W Illustrations; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 432 pages; HC is tight and solid in purple cloth with title-lettering in silver to spine. Originally issued in paperback; this copy bound in cloth by prior owner. Trace shelf soiling to fore edge of page block. Illustrated with B/W etchings and artwork. VG++ to NF 
Price: 13.50 USD
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14 Meyer, Marvin W. (Ed. ) The Ancient Mysteries; A Sourcebook of Sacred Texts
Philadelphia, PA University of Pennsylvania Press 1999 081221692X / 9780812216929 Paperback Very Good- 
Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 266 pages; Paperback in glossy pictorial covers. A sound, square and snug copy. Brief penned notes and underlining to chapter 8. VG- 
Price: 10.95 USD
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15 O'Clery, Helen Stone Circle Athgreany : the Stones of Time
New York Al H. Morrison 1990 Paperback Fair 
B&W Illustrations; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 203 pages; Trade sized paperback in title lettered card stock covers. Uncommon title on the Irish Megalithic monuments. Crude typeface and illustration reproduction appear to be from an early 90's word processing machine. Covers furred at spine edges with some light to moderate soiling to covers. Page block edges foxed; some pages with front corners creased to mark place. Illustrated with drawings and photographs. Uncommon. Fair to good only. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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16 Porras, Tomas Herrera Cuna Cosmology Legends from Panama
Washington D. C. Three Continents Press 1978 0894100092 / 9780894100093 First Edition Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket 
Maps and photographs; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 105 pages; Square snug and neat in original pictorial dust jacket. Prior owner name penned neatly top edge of front endpage. Dust jacket just very lightly rubbed at edges. Contents clean, neat and unmarked. Illustrated with pictorial map endpages and photogrphs in text. NF/VG+ 
Price: 20.00 USD
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17 Renninger, Elizabeth D. and J. L. S. Williams (Illust. ) The Story of Rustem and Other Persian Hero Tales From Firdusi
New York Charles Scribner's Sons 1931 reprint Hardcover Good+ 
8vo 8" - 9" tall; 361 pages; HC in original decorative blue cloth with decorative pictorial title design in green to cover and spine. Reprinting. Prior library ownership with card pocket and remanants of checkout slip to front endpages and some ink ownership stamps to endpages. Small inked call # to base of spine; green title design at spine a little rubbed and dulled. Endpages replaced; cloth at crown rubbed down to the top edge of the page block. Illustrated with 12 color toned plates on glossy stock by Williams. Solidly bound with clean contents and still generally attractive pictorial binding. Good only 
Price: 15.00 USD
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18 Sillar, Frederick Cameron & Ruth Mary Meyler Elephants Ancient and Modern
New York Viking Press 1968 0670291676 / 9780670291670 First Edition Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket 
A Studio book; Color and B&W Illustrations; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 255 pages; Bright, sound and clean in uniformly bright pictorial dust jacket. No marks. Spine slightly cocked. Trace rub to cloth along the edges. Jacket slightly rubbed along the top and bottom edges. Profusely illustrated with photographs and reproduced period artwork. NF/VG+ 
Price: 10.50 USD
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19 Tennyson, Alfred Lord and Gustave Dore (Ills) and Margaret Armstrong (Binding) Idylls of the King; Enid - Vivien and Elaine - Guinevere: [Two Volumes in One]
New York G. P. Putnam Sons ; the Knickerbocker Press 1904 reissue Hardcover Very Good- 
Photogravure Plates, Reproduced from Original Designs of Gustave Dore; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; HC combined edition with two volumes in one book, complete. A reduced size reprint of the folio Moxon edition. 31 tissue guarded photogravure plates reproducing the Dore illustrations. Soundly bound in original blue cloth with decorative binding in gilt from a design by Margaret Armstrong. Top edge gilt; other edges untrimmed. Cloth lightly pulled and stressed at spine ends; corners lightly bruised with mild fray; boards peeking through. Binding slightly cocked in the spine; gilt at spine a little dulled and rubbed. Though soundly bound the binding cords are visible at several junctures between signatures. All lettered tissue guards intact. Text pages bright and clean. 2 bl, frontis, [i - ii] iii - ix, [1], 1 - 170: frontis, v - ix, [1] 1 - 132 pp. VG- 
Price: 165.00 USD
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20 Tyas, Robert The Language of Flowers, Or, Floral Emblems of Thoughts, Feelings, and Sentiments
London George Routledge and Sons 1869 First Edition Thus Full leather Very Good+ 
12 color lithographed plates; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 224 pages; 1st edition thus. Finely bound in late 19th or early 20th century green morocco leather with heavy gilt decoration in spine compartments, decoratively tooled rules and borders to boards and inner dentelles. Titles lettered direct in gilt with all edges gilt; marbled lining papers. With 12 tissue guarded, color lithograph floral plates. Snugly bound and very neat with just mild shelf rub to leather st spine and board tips and a tiny abrasion to the leather along the front edge of the upper board. Prior owner name penned neatly to the verso of the front endpage. Appears to be missing a blank leaf between the ffep and the half-title, presumably excised to remove a gift inscription. Contents bright and fresh with no foxing or toning. Most tissue guards are loosely laid in and some are a little furred at edges where they protruded from the text block. Handsome copy, finely bound. VG++ 
Price: 200.00 USD
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