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ROMANCES OF CHIVALRY TOLD AND ILLUSTRATED IN FAC-SIMILE

By: ASHTON, John

Price: €28.00

Publisher: London, T. Fisher Unwin: 1887

Seller ID: 40314


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. View more info

CREATION LEGENDS OF THE ANCIENT NEAR EAST

By: BRANDON, S.G.F.

Price: €25.00

Publisher: London, Hodder and Stoughton: 1963

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 35839


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. View more info

THE EVOLUTION OF THE ARTHURIAN ROMANCE FROM THE BEGINNINGS DOWN TO THE YEAR 1300 [two volumes]

By: BRUCE, James Douglas

Price: €35.00

Publisher: Gloucester, Peter Smith: 1958

Edition: Second Edition.

Seller ID: 41879


"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. View more info

HOMO NECANS: THE ANTHROPOLOGY OF ANCIENT GREEK SACRIFICIAL RITUAL AND MYTH

By: BURKERT, Walter (trans. Peter Bing)

Price: €28.00

Publisher: Berkeley, Twin Studio: 1983

Edition: First Edition.

Seller ID: 40896


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. View more info

FOLK TALES FROM ROUMANIA

By: CREANGA, Ion (trans. Mabel Nandris)

Price: €40.00

Publisher: London, Routledge & Kegan Paul: 1952

Seller ID: 37199


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. View more info

FIRE WORSHIP IN BRITAIN

By: DEXTER, T.F.G.

Price: €10.00

Publisher: London, Watts & Co.: 1931

Seller ID: 36067


(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. View more info

LONDON STREET GAMES

By: DOUGLAS, Norman

Price: €10.00

Publisher: London, Chatto and Windus: 1931

Edition: The Dolphin Books

Seller ID: 37163


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. View more info

DALZIEL'S ARABIAN NIGHTS ENTERTAINMENTS

By: DULCKEN, H.W. (revised, emendated

Price: €45.00

Publisher: London, Ward, Lock, and Tyler:

Seller ID: 40420


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. View more info

THE BOOK OF LEGENDARY LANDS

By: ECO, Umberto (trans. Alastair McEwen)

Price: €22.00

Publisher: London, MacLehose Press: 2013

Seller ID: 42405


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. View more info

GRIMMS' OTHER TALES

By: HANSEN, Wilhelm (sel.), trans. Michaelis-Jena and Ratcliff

Price: €12.00

Publisher: Barnes/Yoseloff: 1959

Seller ID: 34168


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. View more info

FAITHS AND FOLKLORE: A DICTIONARY &c. [two volumes]

By: HAZLITT, W. Carew

Price: €75.00

Publisher: London, Reeves and Turner: 1905

Seller ID: 39071


("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. View more info

CREDULITIES PAST AND PRESENT

By: JONES, William

Price: €40.00

Publisher: London, Chatto and Windus: 1880

Seller ID: 37162


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 sign... View more info

THE SCIENCE OF FOLKLORE

By: KRAPPE, Alexander Haggerty

Price: €15.00

Publisher: London, Methuen & Co Ltd: 1974

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 33970


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. View more info

THE THOUSAND AND ONE NIGHTS COMMONLY CALLED IN ENGLAND THE ARABIAN NIGHTS' ENTERTAINMENTS (vol. III only of 3)

By: LANE, Edward William (trans., notes)

Price: €18.50

Publisher: London, East-West Publications: 1981

Seller ID: 39098


Octavo, xii + 703pp., edges tinted charcoal, mono. illustrations. Minimal wear. A very good, clean and sound copy in like, unclipped dustwrapper. Volume Three only. View more info

FUNK & WAGNALLS STANDARD DICTIONARY OF FOLKLORE, MYTHOLOGY AND LEGEND [two volumes]

By: LEACH, Maria (ed.)

Price: €45.00

Publisher: New York, Funk & Wagnalls: 1949

Seller ID: 42587


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 outs... View more info

THE WELL OF REMEMBRANCE: REDISCOVERING THE EARTH WISDOM MYTHS OF NORTHERN EUROPE

By: METZNER, Ralph (foreword Marija Gimbutas)

Price: €15.00

Publisher: Shambhala: 1994

Seller ID: 40692


(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. View more info

ENGLISH FOLK-RHYMES: A COLLECTION OF TRADITIONAL VERSES RELATIING TO PLACES AND PERSONS, CUSTOMS, SUPERSTITIONS, ETC.

By: NORTHALL, G.F.

Price: €15.00

Publisher: London, Kegan Paul, Trench, Trübner & Co. Ltd: 1892

Seller ID: 42136


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. View more info

HEREFORDSHIRE FOLKLORE

By: PALMER, Roy

Price: €13.50

Publisher: Woonton Almeley, Logaston Press: 2009

Edition: Reprint.

Seller ID: 42445


Octavo, x + 230pp., mono. illustrations. Very slightly bowed in storage, negligible. A near-fine copy. View more info

THE LITTLE PEOPLE'S PAGEANT OF CORNISH LEGENDS

By: QUAYLE, Eric, and FOREMAN, Michael

Price: €11.50

Publisher: New York, Simon & Schsuter: 1986

Seller ID: 34932


Small quarto, laminated pictorial boards, illustrated endpapers, 106pp., colour and mono. illustrations. Birthday gift inscription at half-title, remainder strip at bottom edge, no remarkable wear. A very good, sound copy in fine, unclipped dustwrapper and removable clear protective wrap. View more info

THE SACRED BEE IN ANCIENT TIMES AND FOLKLORE

By: RANSOME, Hilda M.

Price: €10.00

Publisher: New York, Dover Publications, Inc.: 2004

Seller ID: 41682


Octavo, publisher's pictorial wraps, 308pp., mono. illustrations. A very good, clean and sound copy. View more info