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FOLKLORE/FOLKTALES/MYTHOLOGY

FOLKLORE/FOLKTALES/MYTHOLOGY

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1 ASHTON, John ROMANCES OF CHIVALRY TOLD AND ILLUSTRATED IN FAC-SIMILE
London T. Fisher Unwin 1887 Hard Cover 
Octavo, maroon quarter leather, line fronts., illustrated title page, xii + 356pp., top edge gilt, remainder untrimmed, line illustrations. Spine quite worn, rubbed, faded, and with loss at bottom fifth, foxing at endpapers, this dying out through title page, re-appearing at final few leaves, edges tanned; rear board held by cords, text block sound square, text and illustrations clean. A working copy. 
Price: 28.00 EUR
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2 BRANDON, S.G.F. CREATION LEGENDS OF THE ANCIENT NEAR EAST
London Hodder and Stoughton 1963 First Edition Hard Cover 
Octavo, dark violet-blue cloth, gilt title at spine, xiv + 241pp., mono. photo. and illustrations. No dustwrapper, light foxing at text block edges, not penetrating, text clean, minimal wear. A good, sound copy. 
Price: 25.00 EUR
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3 BRUCE, James Douglas THE EVOLUTION OF THE ARTHURIAN ROMANCE FROM THE BEGINNINGS DOWN TO THE YEAR 1300 [two volumes]
Gloucester Peter Smith 1958 Second Edition. Hard Cover 
"With a supplement by Alfons Hilka (Goettingen)" Two volumes, octavo, uniform red cloth, black lettering at spines, vi + 495pp., iv + 460pp. Spines faded (title remaining strong), and with some light surface soiling, endpapers and edges a little tanned, a little foxing at top edges, nothing serious. Minimal wear, text clean. A sound set. 
Price: 35.00 EUR
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4 BURKERT, Walter (trans. Peter Bing) HOMO NECANS: THE ANTHROPOLOGY OF ANCIENT GREEK SACRIFICIAL RITUAL AND MYTH
Berkeley Twin Studio 1983 0520036506 / 9780520036505 First Edition. Hard Cover Very Good 
Octavo, xxv + 334pp. Foxing at text block edges, not very heavy, not penetrating to text; very light wear only. A good, sound copy in very good dustwrapper and removable clear protective wrap. 
Price: 28.00 EUR
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5 CREANGA, Ion (trans. Mabel Nandris) FOLK TALES FROM ROUMANIA
London Routledge & Kegan Paul 1952 Hard Cover Iza Constantinovici-Hein 
Octavo, dull yellow cloth, gilt title at spine, illustrated title page, 170pp., line illustrations. No dustwrapper, spine just very slightly faded, extremely minor smudging at cloth; edges very lightly tanned, contents clean, no remarkable wear. A good, sound copy. 
Price: 40.00 EUR
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6 DEXTER, T.F.G. FIRE WORSHIP IN BRITAIN
London Watts & Co. 1931 Soft Cover 
(New Knowledge Series, no. 4) Large octavo, publisher's printed textured wraps, 47pp., line illustrations. Crease down centre, one gathering (two leaves) detached, but present, soiling at wraps, and a little at title and margins. A working copy, text and illustrations clean. 
Price: 10.00 EUR
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7 DOUGLAS, Norman LONDON STREET GAMES
London Chatto and Windus 1931 The Dolphin Books Hard Cover 
Octavo, illustrated printed paper boards, vignette title, xi + 102pp. Worn with almost total loss at spine, edges/prelims. tanned, foxed, light soiling at boards, with corner remains of a label at front board. Text clean, volume sound. 
Price: 10.00 EUR
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8 DULCKEN, H.W. (revised, emendated DALZIEL'S ARABIAN NIGHTS ENTERTAINMENTS
London Ward, Lock, and Tyler Hard Cover Eminent Artists, eng. Brothers Dalziel 
Quarto, green half-calf, engraved fronts.and title page, xvi + 822pp., marbled edges, engraved illustrations. Calf worn, with a little loss at spine and spine edges, and lacking spine title label; a few leaves proud of text block, some foxing and smudging, this not very heavy, and largely confined to margins and to earlier leaves, the text and illustrations overall reasonably good. Sound, and slightly better than 'a working copy'. Not dated, 1860s. 
Price: 45.00 EUR
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9 ECO, Umberto (trans. Alastair McEwen) THE BOOK OF LEGENDARY LANDS
London MacLehose Press 2013 085705287X / 9780857052872 Hard Cover Very Good 
Large octavo, 461pp. + 16pp., colour and mono. illustrations. Minial wear. A near-fine copy in like, unclipped dustwrapper and removable clear protective wrap. Heavy: please ask for shipping rate if outside Spain. 
Price: 22.00 EUR
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10 HANSEN, Wilhelm (sel.), trans. Michaelis-Jena and Ratcliff GRIMMS' OTHER TALES
Barnes/Yoseloff 1959 Hard Cover Good Gwenda Morgan 
Octavo, 159pp., wood engravings. Unclipped dustwrapper rubbed, and with a little wear at head and tail of spine; book with minor soil at fore-edge, early leaves, otherwise very good. A sound copy in removable clear protective wrap. 
Price: 12.00 EUR
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11 HAZLITT, W. Carew FAITHS AND FOLKLORE: A DICTIONARY &c. [two volumes]
London Reeves and Turner 1905 Hard Cover 
("Forming a new edition of "The Popular Antiquities of Great Britain by Brand and Ellis &c.") Two volumes, octavo, uniform blind-stamped blue cloth, gilt-decorated spines, fronts., x + 334pp., fronts., pp.335-672pp. in double-column, 7pp. [1] adverts., top edges gilt. Tanning/offsetting at endpapers, with matching armorial bookplates (Joseph Lucas). Minimal wear, text clean throughout. A nice set, sound, presentable. 
Price: 75.00 EUR
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12 HOLMES, Urban T., and KLENKE, M. Amelia CHRÉTIEN, TROYES, AND THE GRAIL
Chapel Hill The University of North Carolina Press 1959 First Edition Hard Cover Fair 
Octavo, map endpapers, vii + 230pp., mono. illustrations. Dustwrapper torn with some loss at corners, more remarkably at head and tail of spine; rear panel tanned and with light markings; book with edges lightly tanned/foxed, and no remarkable wear, good, sound. Removable clear protective wrap. 
Price: 25.00 EUR
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13 JACOBS, Joseph ENGLISH FAIRY TALES
London David Nutt 1890 Hard Cover John D. Batten 
Octavo, decorated cloth, fronts., xiv + 253pp. + adverts., line illustrations, including eight further full-page. Cloth quite tanned at spine, with wear at head and tail, and with a little soiling; boards tanned at margins, but much less so, and also with a little soiling. Scattered foxing, heavier at endpapers and prelims. Hinges splitting, but a long way from detaching. Owner's marginal pen notes at one leaf, a few leaves with foxing. A fair copy only, with inscription at fly-leaf, "Edward J. Shaw./from J.P.J./25.12.90" 
Price: 50.00 EUR
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14 JONES, William CREDULITIES PAST AND PRESENT
London Chatto and Windus 1880 Hard Cover 
Title continues, "including the Sea and Seamen, Miners, Amulets and Talismans, Rings, Word and Letter Divination, Numbers, Trials, Exorcising and Blessing of Animals, Birds, Eggs, and Luck." Octavo, dark blue cloth, gilt decoration, fronts. (tissue guard present), xii + 560pp. + 32pp. adverts. A little shaken, endpapers split over hinges, holding firm; edges tanned, internal foxing slight, and largely confined to prelims.Owner's signatur at fly-leaf, another signature largely erased preceding fronts. Spine dulled, light soiling at rear board, rubbed and slightly worn at extremities. A fair copy, text clean. 
Price: 40.00 EUR
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15 KRAPPE, Alexander Haggerty THE SCIENCE OF FOLKLORE
London Methuen & Co Ltd 1974 0416809901 / 9780416809909 Reprint Hard Cover Good 
Octavo, xxi + 344pp. Slight spine lean, a little foxing at top edge; green pictorial dustwrapper just a little discolored at spine, and with a few marginal tears and chips, though minimal loss.A reasonably good copy in removable clear protective wrap. 
Price: 15.00 EUR
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16 LANE, Edward William (trans., notes) THE THOUSAND AND ONE NIGHTS COMMONLY CALLED IN ENGLAND THE ARABIAN NIGHTS' ENTERTAINMENTS (vol. III only of 3)
London East-West Publications 1981 0856920444 / 9780856920448 Hard Cover Very Good 
Octavo, xii + 703pp., edges tinted charcoal, mono. illustrations. Minimal wear. A very good, clean and sound copy in like, unclipped dustwrapper. Volume Three only. 
Price: 18.50 EUR
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17 LEACH, Maria (ed.) FUNK & WAGNALLS STANDARD DICTIONARY OF FOLKLORE, MYTHOLOGY AND LEGEND [two volumes]
New York Funk & Wagnalls 1949 Hard Cover 
Volume 1, A-I (copyright stated 1949) x + 531pp., volume II, J-Z (copyright stated 1950) [7] pp.534-1196. Each volume with a touch of marginalia, extremely limited, only just remarkable; second volume with a touch of soiling at fore-edge, nothing serious. Early and late leaves with small, neat stamps, "LIbrary of Doris Pelletier. Light internal tanning only, cloth with very monor wear, reasonably well-preserved. A good set. Heavy: please ask for shipping rate if outside Spain. 
Price: 45.00 EUR
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18 METZNER, Ralph (foreword Marija Gimbutas) THE WELL OF REMEMBRANCE: REDISCOVERING THE EARTH WISDOM MYTHS OF NORTHERN EUROPE
Shambhala 1994 1570620288 / 9781570620287 Soft cover Good 
(With contributions by Bärbel Kreidt, Norbert Mayer and Christian Rätsch) Octavo, publisher's dark green pictorial wraps, xiv + 334pp., figures, mono. illustrations. Wraps with very minor rubbing, a little faded at spine and margins; red remainder spot at top edge, very minor smudge at bottom edge. No significant defects. A good, sound copy, text clean. 
Price: 15.00 EUR
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19 NORTHALL, G.F. ENGLISH FOLK-RHYMES: A COLLECTION OF TRADITIONAL VERSES RELATIING TO PLACES AND PERSONS, CUSTOMS, SUPERSTITIONS, ETC.
London Kegan Paul, Trench, Trübner & Co. Ltd 1892 Hard Cover 
Octavo, red bevelled cloth, gilt, xii + 565pp. Binding very faded and worn, crude repairs, loss not extensive; endpapers and edges tanned, text clean. A sound working copy. 
Price: 15.00 EUR
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20 PALMER, Roy HEREFORDSHIRE FOLKLORE
Woonton Almeley Logaston Press 2009 187382758X / 9781873827581 Reprint. Soft Cover 
Octavo, x + 230pp., mono. illustrations. Very slightly bowed in storage, negligible. A near-fine copy. 
Price: 13.50 EUR
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