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Folklore and Mythology

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Folklore and Mythology

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1 Aesop (re-told by James Reeves FABLES FROM AESOP
London Blackie and Son 1961 First Printing - First Thus Hardcover Very Good Good Only 8vo Maurice Wilson; 
124 pp. Brown cloth lettered in dark brown on the spine; illustrated endpapers; dustjacket painting and interior illustrations, both colour and black and white, by Maurice Wilson. Chipping at the corners of the dustjacket with some nicks, chips and creases around the edges; an envelope pasted in on the back endpaper. This collection contains: This contains: The Wolf in Sheep's Clothing; The Fox and the Crow; The Ant and the Grasshopper; The Fox and the Goat; The Donkey Carrying Salt; The Fox and the Grapes; The Miller, the Boy and The Donkey; The Lion and the Mouse; The Country Mouse and the Town Mouse; and many others. 
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2 Baring-Gould, Sabine (introduction by Nigel Suckling) THE BOOK OF WEREWOLVES
London Senate Books 1995 1859580726 / 9781859580721 Later Printing Paperback Very Good 8vo H. J. Ford; 
(viii) 266 pp. Trade paperback format. Light edge and corner wear with a flat uncreased spine; no interior markings. The cover features The Princess and the Wolves in the Forest by H. J. Ford, courtesy of The Cameron Collection. The Chapters are: Lycanthropy Among the Ancients; The Were-Wolf in the North; The Origin of the Scandinavian Werewolf; The Were-Wolf in the Middle Ages; A Chapter of Horrors; Jean Grenier; Folk-Lore Relating to Were-Wolves; Natural Causes of Lycanthropy; Mythological Origin of the Were-Wolf Myth; The Marechal de Rezt: The Investigation of the Charges; The Marechal de Rezt: The Trial; The Marechal de Rezt: The Sentence and Execution; A Galacian Were-Wolf; Anomalous Case - The Human Hyaena; and A Sermon on Were-Wolves by Dr. Johann Geiler. 
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3 Cockerton, Francis THE PIXY BOOK
Penryn, Cornwall, England Tor Mark Press 1996 0850253497 / 9780850253498 First Edition Paperback Very Good Ephemera 8vo Beryl Sanders; 
32 pp. Staple bound in glossy card covers; wraparound cover art by Beryl Sanders. Light wear on the corners; no interior markings. The Chapters are: What's the Difference Between a Pixy and a Fairy; How Did People Account for Fairies; Did People Really Believe in Pixies; Pixy Lore in Polperro - Jonathan Couch writing about 1850; Tavistock Pixies - Mrs Bray writing in the 1830s; John Taprail and the Piskies; The Midwife and the Ointment; Lame Molly; The Enchanted Garden; Huccaby; The Pixy at Ockerry; Jimmy Townsend's Sister; The Ungrateful Farmer; The Pixy Riders; Modilla and Podilla; The Ploughman's Breakfast; Jan Coo; The Chagford Pixies; The Three Little Pisgies; The Fairy Wedding; Tavistock Abbey and the Pixies; and Tom Kiss-the-Leek. 
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4 Donegan, Maureen FABLES AND LEGENDS OF IRELAND
Dublin, Ireland The Mercier Press 1976 0853424594 / 9780853424598 First Paperback Printing Paperback Very Good 
111 pp. Light edge and corner wear with a flat uncreased spine; no interior markings. This collection contains: The Birth of the Bulls; The Pillow Talk of Ailill and Maeve; The Two Faces of Cuchulainn; The Death of the Bulls; The Voyage of Maildun; Fionn and the Son of the King of Alba; The Magic Cloak; Oisin in Tir-na-n-Og; and The Chase of Slieve Cullinn. 
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5 Flanagan, Cathleen C.; Flanagan, John T. AMERICAN FOLKLORE: A Bibliography 1950 - 1974
Metuchen, New Jersey The Scarecrow Press 1977 0810810735 / 9780810810730 First Edition Hardcover Very Good 8vo 
(vi) 406 pp. Blue cloth lettered in silver on the front panel and spine. Light wear on the corners; along the bottom of the contents page is a library stamp; each of the back endpapers also has library markings; as issued, no dustjacket. The Chapters are: List of Magazines and Abbreviations; Festschriften Symposia Collections; Folklore: Study and Teaching; General Folklore; Ballads and Songs: Collections; Criticism; History and Theory; Tales and Narrative Material: Collections - Articles; Collections - Books; Discussions of Individual Tales and Narrative Theory; Legends - Theory History Collections; Myth and Mythology; Beliefs Customs Superstitions Cures; Folk Heroes; Folklore in Literature; Proberbs Riddles Wellerisms Limericks; Speech Names Cries; Minor Genres; and Obituaries; followed by an author index. 
Price: 38.45 CDN
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6 Gilbert, Henry KING ARTHUR
Akron, Ohio Saalfield Publishing 1919 First Printing - First Thus Hardcover Very Good 8vo Frances Brundage; 
241 pp. First Thus - first appearance in this format. Pictorial boards with a cloth spine. Edge and corner wear with some darkening on the spine; no dustjacket, probably as issued. Cover, colour frontis and line drawings by Frances Brundage. 
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7 Green, Roger Lancelyn THE ADVENTURES OF ROBIN HOOD
Middlesex, England Puffin Classics 1987 0140350349 / 9780140350340 Later Printing Paperback Very Good David McAllister; Arthur Hall; 
256 pp. Lightly rubbed on the corners with faint creasing on the spine; previous owner's name inside. Cover art by David McAllister; interior line drawings by Arthur Hall. 
Price: 5.45 CDN
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8 Hughes, Rhiannon (editor) LEGENDS OF THE MIST - Welsh Folk Tales and Legends
London NEL - New English Library 1972 0450012387 / 9780450012389 First Paperback Printing Paperback Very Good- 
156 pp. Edge and corner wear with creasing on the spine; previous owner's name inside. This collection contains: The Lady of the Fountain; Merlin and the History of Tom Thumb; The Legend of the Mountain Bard; Satan Playing Cards on Rhyd-y-Cae Bridge Penetrevoelas; Satan Snatching a Man Up into the Air; Satan Frightening a Man for Gathering Nuts on Sunday; Satan Taking Possession of a Man Who Fished on Sunday; Satan Taking Possession of a Man Who Travelled on Sunday; Satan Outwitted; The Devil's Tree; Witches Transforming Themselves into Cats; The Witches Revenge on Huw Llwyd; A Witch Transformed ino a Hare Injured by One Whom She Tormented; Ceriden and Gwion (Gwiawn) Bach's Transformation; How to Break or Protect People from a Witch's Spell; The Murderess; The Infidel; The Sighs of Ulla; The Curse of Pantannas; Goronwy Tudor and the Witches of Llanddona; and Nasi Llwyd and the Dog of Darkness. 
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9 Leshoai, B. L. ISO LE NKHONO - African Folktales for Children in English
Johannesburg, South Africa Skotaville Publishers 1983 0620067772 / 9780620067775 First Edition Paperback Very Good 8vo Gamakhulu Diniso; 
58 pp. Trade paperback format. Light edge and corner wear with an uncreased spine; no interior markings. Wraparound cover art and interior line drawings by Gamakhulu Diniso. This story collection contains: Mamasianoke; Rammuthi and the Crocodile; Mutlane; A Nation Builder; Phokojwe le Phiri; Phiri Is Cheated Again; and Madiepetsana and the Milk Bird. 
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10 Lester, Julius (re: Joel Chandler Harris) THE LAST TALES OF UNCLE REMUS
New York Dial Books 1994 0803713037 / 9780803713031 First Edition Hardcover Very Good Very Good 8vo Jerry Pinkney; 
(xvi) 156 pp. Quarter-bound in red cloth on gray boards; lettered in silver on the spine; gray endpapers. Wraparound dj art and interior line drawings by Jerry Pinkney. Light wear at the corners of the dustjacket with an ink mark on the front flap; price intact. This story collection contains: Why the Cricket Has Elbows on His Legs; Why the Earth Is Mostly Water; The Origin of the Ocean; Brer Rabbit and Miss Nancy; The Old King and the New King; Brer Bear Comes to the Community; The Snake; A Ghost Story; Brer Bear Exposes Brer Rabbit; Brer Rabbit Teaches Brer Bear to Comb His Hair; Why Brer Possum Has No Hair on His Tail; Why Brer Possum Loves Peace; The Baby Who Loved Pumpkins; Impty-Umpty and the Blacksmith; The Angry Woman; Brer Rabbit Throws a Party; Why Brer Fox's Legs Are Black; How the Witch Was Caught; The Man Who Almost Married a Witch; Why Dogs Are Tame; How Tinktum Tidy Recruited an Army for the King; Why Guinea Fowls Are Speckled; Why the Guineas Stay Awak; Brer Fox and the White Grapes; Why the Hawk Likes to Eat Chickens; The Little Boy and His Dogs; The Man and the Wild Cattle; Cutta Cord La; Why Brer Bull Growls and Grumbles; Brer Rabbit King Polecat and the Gingercakes; The Fool; How Brer Lion Lost His Hair; The Man and the Boots; Why the Goat Has a Short Tale; Brer Buzzard and Brer Crow; The Blacksmith and the Devil; Why Chickens Scratch in the Dirt; Brer Rabbit and Aunt Nancy; and The Adventures of Simon and Susanna. 
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11 Malory, Sir Thomas LE MORTE D'ARTHUR - The Death of King Arthur
New York Hyperion 2004 1401307809 / 9781401307806 First Printing - First Thus Paperback Near Fine 8vo 
478 pp. Trade paperback format. First Thus - released to coincide with the Touchstone/Jerry Bruckheimer film, King Arthur, starring Clive Owen and Keira Knightley. Originally published in 1485, it is quite likely that nearly all Arthurian writers owe a lot to Malory. Light edge and corner wear with a flat uncreased spine; no interior markings. 
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12 Martinez, Raymond J. MYSTERIOUS MARIE LAVEAU - VOODOO QUEEN - and Folk Tales Along the Mississippi
Jefferson, Louisiana Hope Publication 1956 First Edition Paperback Very Good 8vo 
96 pp. Trade paperback format. Light edge and corner wear with an uncreased spine; no interior markings. This collection contains: Preface; Mysterious Marie Laveau - Voodoo Queen; There Were Other Strange Characters; Outwitting the Yankee; The Burley Landing Election; Charles the Grinder; Gris Gris on His Doorstep Drove Him Mad; Palmistry Is One of the Oldest of Predictive Systems; and Jack Tinpan and the Ghost at Hollins' Gate. 
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13 McHarque, Georgess THE IMPOSSIBLE PEOPLE - A History Natural and Unnatural of Beings Terrible and Wonderful
New York Yearling Books - Dell Books 1974 First Softcover Edition Paperback Very Good 12mo Frank Bozzo; 
(xiv) 194 pp. Trade paperback format. Dell Yearling Book 04176. Light edge and corner wear with a faint crease on the spine and another faint crease on the front cover; no interior markings. Illustrated with artwork by Frank Bozzo. The Chapters are: Big People; The Faery Folk; Little People; Workers of Evil - and a Few Good Spirits; The Halfway People; and The People of the Sea; followed by an index. 
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14 O'Faolain, Eileen IRISH SAGAS AND FOLK TALES
New York Avenel Books 1982 0517391007 / 9780517391006 First Printing - First Thus Hardcover Very Good Very Good 8vo Joan Kiddell-Monroe; 
(iv) 245 pp. Green boards lettered in gilt on the spine; headband. Illustrated with line drawings by Joan Kiddell-Monroe. Light wear at the corners of the dustjacket; no interior markings. This collection contains: The Quest of the Children of Turenn; Midir and Etain; The Children of Lir; How Conor Mac Nessa Became King of Ulster; The Cattle Raid of Cooley; The Fate of the Sons of Usnach; The Death of Cuchullin; King Fergus Mac Leide and the Wee Folk; The Young Finn; How Finn Became Head of the Fianna; Finn and the Fianna; The Mother of Oisin; The Pursuit of Dermot and Grania; Oisin in the Land of the Ever Young; The Black Thief: King Conal's Horses; The Three Enchanted Maidens; The Thirteen Enchanted Cats; The Faithless Apprentice; The Three Giants; The Palace in the Rath; The Three Sons of the King of Antua; The Haughty Princess; The Bird of the Golden Land; The Enchantment of Gearoidh Iarla; and Finn Mac Cool - The Giants and the Small Men. 
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15 Robbins, Ruth TALIESIN AND KING ARTHUR
Berkeley, California Parnassus Press 1970 First Edition Hardcover Very Good Very Good 8vo Ruth Robbins; 
Unpaginated. Decorated brown cloth; patterned endpapers; illustrated with coloured drawings by Ruth Robbins. Light rubbing at the corners of the dustjacket with some tanning on the spine; price clipped; no interior markings. 
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16 Seltman, Charles THE TWELVE OLYMPIANS
London Pan Books 1961 Second Printing Paperback Very Good 
196 pp. Pan Giant X100. Light edge and corner wear with an uncreased spine and a crease on the back cover; previous owner's name inside; no other interior markings. The Chapters are: The Principal Greek Deities with their Roman Equivalents; The Beliefs of the Greeks; Hera; Zeus; Athene; Hermes; Aphrodite; Hephaistos; Ares; Apollo; Artemis; Poseidon; Demeter; Dionysos; and Olympus. 
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17 Sheppard-Jone, Elisabeth STORIES OF WALES
Cardiff, Wales John Jones Cardiff 1977 0902375415 / 9780902375413 Second Printing Paperback Very Good- 8vo Paul Hogarth; 
182 pp. Trade paperback format. Edge and corner wear with some rubbing and creasing on the covers; an uncreased spine; no interior markings. Illustrated with drawings by Paul Hogarth. This collection contains: The Fisherman and the Mermaid; The Fairies' Revenge; Gwarwyn-a-Throt; The Welshman and the Hazel Staff; Morgan and the Three Fairies; John Gethin and the Candle; Robin Dhu; The Bride of Llyn y Fan Fach; The Oxen and the Afanc; Einion and the Fair Family; The Eagle and the Owl; King of the Birds; Blodeuedd and the Slaying of Llew; March's Ears; The Young Man Who Married a Fairy; The Legend of Bala Lake; The Legend of Llangorse Lake; The Cruel Giant; Elidorus in Fairyland; Fairy Tricks; The Girl and the Golden Chair; The Miller and the Fairies; Dewi Dal; Nefyn the Mermaid; The Farmer and the Fairy Cow; The Disappearance of Ifan Gruffydd's Daughter; John the Painter; The Fairy Garden; The Flooding of the Lower Hundred; The Hound Gelert; Prince Llewellyn and the Red-Haired Man; Fairy Ointment; Cadwalader and His Goat; St Cadog and the Mouse; St Cadog and King Arthur; The House with the Front Door at the Back; The Disappearance of Rhys; Shon Shenkin; The Little Red Bogie Man; The Devil's Bridge; and The Changelings. 
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18 Smiley, Jane (preface) (introduction by Robert Kellogg) (translations by Bernard Scudder; Andrew Wawn; Keneva Kunz; Terry Gunnell; Ruth C. Ellison; Martin S. Regal; Katrina C. Attwood; George Clark; Anthony Maxwell) THE SAGAS OF THE ICELANDERS
New York Penguin Books 2001 0141000031 / 9780141000039 First Printing - First Thus Paperback Very Good+ 8vo 
(lxvi) 782 pp. Trade paperback with French flaps. Please note, this is a very heavy book and the shipping will likely be higher than normal, depending where in the world you are. Lightly rubbed on the corners with a single crease on the spine; no interior markings. Said Seamus Heaney, "Here is the poetry of the North Atlantic... a testimony to the human spirit's ability not only to endure what fate may send it but to be renewed by the experience. Illustrated with drawings, charts and maps. This collection contains: Egil's Saga translated by Bernard Scudder; The Saga of the People of Vatnsdal translated by Andrew Wawn; The Saga of the People of Laxardal; Bolli Bollason's Tale; The Saga of the Greenlanders; and Eirik the Red's Saga translated by Keneva Kunz; The Saga of Hrafnkel Frey's Godi; and The Tale of Halldor Snorrason II translated by Terry Gunnell; The Saga of the Confederates translated by Ruth C. Ellison; Gisli Sursson's Saga translated by Martin S. Regal; The Saga of Gunnlaug Serpent-tongue translated by Katrina C. Attwood; The Saga of Ref the Sly; and The Tale of Sarcastic Halli translated by George Clark; The Tale of Thorstein Staff-struck; The Tale of Thorstein Shiver; The Tale of Audun from the West Fjords; and The Tale of the Story-wise Icelander translated by Anthony Maxwell. Illustrated with maps and drawings. Also includes a glossary and an index of characters. 
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19 Smith, Alexander McCall CHILDREN OF WAX - African Folk Tales
New York Interlink Books 1999 1566563143 / 9781566563147 First U.S. Edition Soft Cover Very Good 8vo Janet Pontin; 
119 pp. Trade paperback format. Light edge and corner wear with a flat uncreased spine; no interior markings. Wraparound cover art by Janet Pontin. This collection contains: Guinea Fowl Child; Hare Fools the Baboons; The Girl Who Lived in a Cave; Pumpkin; Sister of Bones; Milk Bird; Beware of Friends You Cannot Trust; Children of Wax; Brave Hunter; Hare Fools Lion - Again; A Tree to Sing to; A Blind Man Catches a Bird; Strange Animal; Why Elephant and Hyena Live Far from People; The Wife Who Would Not Work; The Sad Story of Tortoise and Snail; An Old Man Who Saved Some Ungrateful People; Great Snake; The Girl Who Married a Lion; Two Bad Friends; How a Strange Creature Took the Place of a Girl and then Fell into a Hole; Greater Than Lion; Head Tree; The Baboons Who Went This Way and That; Two Friends Who Met for Dinner; Stone Hare; and The Colors of All the Cattle. 
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20 Smith, Alexander McCall MILK BIRD
New York Anchor Books 2004 First Printing - First Thus Soft Cover Very Good Ephemera 8vo 
Unpaginated. Staple-bound in card covers. Lightly rubbed on the corners; no interior markings. An African folk tale from The Girl Who Married a Lion and Other Tales from Africa. 
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