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African Mythology
Parrinder, Geoffrey,
Paul Hamlyn, London, 1957. 
  Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Very Good. Illustrator: Photographic. Reprint. 800 g; 141 pages,, indexed, with a further reading list, illustrated end pages, 27 colour plates, over 100 and illustrations in black and white, colour illustrated dust jacket. Slight fading of the colour of the top edge of the boards, Tear to top left of front panel, chipping of the top edge of the rear panel of the jacket. Otherwise in very good order. This book concerns itself with the major southern part of the African continent. Size: 4to 9" - 12" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Photographic. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Myths, Legends & Folklore; Africa; Anthropology. Inventory No: 0262128. 
Price: 16.50 (AUD)
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All Colour Book of Greek Mythology
Patrick, Richard,
ISBN: 0706401115
Octopus Books, London, 1972. 
  Hardcover. Good/Good. Illustrator: Photographic. First Edition. 700 g; 72 pages, illustrated with 102 colour plates, with illustrated end pages, illustrated boards, and colour illustrated dust jacket. The top edge of the front and rear boards show minor signs of insect damage, the dust jacket is rubbed and chipped across the top edge, with a couple of tape repairs and shows traces of foxing, on the verso of the jacket. An introduction by Barbara Picard. Size: 4to 9" - 12" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Photographic. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Myths, Legends & Folklore; ISBN: 0706401115. ISBN/EAN: 9780706401110. Inventory No: 0220617. 
Price: 15.00 (AUD)
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Maori Legends
Reed, A.W.,
ISBN: 0589007076
A. H. & A. W. Reed, Wellington, New Zealand, 1978. 
  Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Very Good. Illustrator: Hart, Roger. Reprint. 350 g; 48 pages, with glossary, and illustrated with full-page colour, and part page black-and-white drawings, illustrated end pages, illustrated dustwrapper. Foxing to the top edge of the text block, boards and dust jacket. . The artist, has, in Maori legends, used his talent to the full, to produce a series of large canvases to delight art lovers and all who are interested in the preservation of Maori culture. Size: 4to 9" - 12" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Hart, Roger. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Myths, Legends & Folklore; mythology; New Zealand; ISBN: 0589007076. ISBN/EAN: 9780589007072. Inventory No: 0223150. 
Price: 14.00 (AUD)
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Russische Mrchen [2 Volume Slipcased ]
Traditional ,
ISBN: 345815745X
Insel Verlag, Frankfurt, 1984. 
  Hardcover (Laminated Illustrated boards). Very Good Condition/Slipcased. Illustrator: Ivan Bilibin. reprint. 2 Volumes slipcased, illustrated by Ivan Bilibin. Titles of volumes: "Das Marchen vom herrlichen Falken" and "Wassilissa, die Wunderschone." text in German, so obviously translated at some stage from the Russian. Both volumes are clean and free of any damage. the slipcase is just slightly worn. Size: 4to 9" - 12" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Ivan Bilibin. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Myths, Legends & Folklore; 19th century; Art & Design. ISBN: 345815745X. ISBN/EAN: 9783458157458. Inventory No: 0260253. 
Price: 44.00 (AUD)
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Enchanted World; The Magic of Pictures
Holme, Bryan ,
ISBN: 0500012032
Thames and Hudson, London, 1979. 
  Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Good. Illustrator: Various. First Edition. The text is illustrated with 96 Illustrations, of which 44 are in colour. Illustrated front cover, being a reproduction of Bosch's' "Garden of Delights", with white titles to the front panel and backstrip. Illustrated dustwrapper, same illustrations as the underlying board, with white titles to the front panel and backstrip. " An artist can cast a spell even those who have grown out of believing in magic. The power of a picture is some thing that works when we are 18 or 80, just as well as it does when we are 8. Bryan Holme has chosen the pictures in this book to show some of the ways in which this spell can be cast." -- from the front fold over blurb. there is a rubbing and chipping at the head and tail of the spine section, with a 1.5 inch tear at the top left of the front panel, and light rubbing with loss of colour at each of the remaining corners of the dust jacket. The front fold over flap has been price clipped. The book itself suffers no damage. Size: 4to 9" - 12" tall. II, 96 pages. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Various. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Art & Design; Myths, Legends & Folklore. ISBN: 0500012032. ISBN/EAN: 9780500012031. Inventory No: 0237933. 
Price: 16.50 (AUD)
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The British ( Myths and Legends ) (originally published as Hero Myths & Legends of the British Race)
Ebbutt, M. I. (Matthews, John editor ),
ISBN: 1859580017
Senate , London, 1994. 
  Softcover. Very Good Condition/. Illustrator: Black-and-white plates. Reprint. 16 chapters cover 16 different aspects of English and even French history and mythology. No damage to describe. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. [26], 374 pages including glossary and index, in original colour illustrated softcover binding. there is no damage to describe apart from aged toning of the page edges. . Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Black-and-white plates. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Myths, Legends & Folklore; Britain; ISBN: 1859580017. ISBN/EAN: 9781859580011. Inventory No: 0267762. 
Price: 16.50 (AUD)
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Science Of Mythology. Essays On The Myth Of The Divine Child And The Mysteries Of Eleusis Translated by R F C Hull
Jung, C. G. & Kerenyi, Carl,
ISBN: 0415267420
Routledge, UK, 1985. 
  Softcover. Very Good Condition/. Reprint. A clean copy showing no damage, illustrated with black-and-white frontispiece, and containing a bibliography and index. Illustrated cover with attached flaps. An appreciation of mythology is crucial to Jung's understanding of the human mind. In this book he collaborated with a noted classical scholar to establish mythology central importance to modern psychology Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Myths, Legends & Folklore; Psychology & Psychiatry. ISBN: 0415267420. ISBN/EAN: 9780415267427. Inventory No: 0265990. 
Price: 22.00 (AUD)
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Jewish Magic and Superstition. A Study in Folk Religion.
Trachtenberg, Joshua,
Meridian Books And The Jewish Publication Society, Cleveland and New York, 1961. 
  Softcover. Very Good Condition/. Reprint. Apart from darkening of the spine, and the page edges, and previous owners name on the 1st page, there is no damage. Hand drawn frontispiece, no other illustrations. "The Jewish people did not cease to live and grow when the new Testament was written. The 2000 years since have seen a steady expansion and development of its inner life. New religious concepts were advanced, the old were elaborated, and always the effort has been to make the something more than concepts, to weave them into the pattern of daily life, so that the Jews might live his religion. This was the Stanley misunderstood "legalism" of Judaism. But alongside this formal development there was a constant elaboration of what we may call "folk religion" ideas and practices that never met with a wholehearted approval of the religious leaders, but which enjoyed such wide popularity that they could not the altogether excluded from the field of religion. Of this sort whether beliefs concerning demons and angels and the many superstitious usages based on these beliefs, which by more or less devious roots actually became a part of Judaism, and on the periphery of the religious life, the practices of magic, which never broke completely with the tenets of the faith, yet stress them almost to the breaking point." Rear panel blurb This is the 1st Soft cover Edition. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. XIV, 356, [10] pages with notes & bibliography & abbreviations and Hebrew titles, appendices, glossary of Hebrew terms, and index.. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Myths, Legends & Folklore; Judaica; Religion & Theology. Inventory No: 0267133. 
Price: 22.00 (AUD)
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Biblische Gestalten in der Legende
Weissmann, Frieda,
J. Kauffmann, Frankfurt am Main, 1928. 
  Hardcover (Original Cloth). Very Good Condition/No Dust Jacket. not Indicated. 250 g; 88 pages, last three pages advertisements, 10 stories taken from the Bible (Old Testament). Aside from part of the binding being visible between pages 32 and 33, the book is in good order. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Myths, Legends & Folklore; Inventory No: 0213062. Post will be reduced to $7.80 for posting inside Australia, at the time of processing the order.. 
Price: 18.00 (AUD)
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Feminist Fables
Namjoshi, Suniti,
ISBN: 1875559191
Spinifex Press, North Melbourne, 1993. 
  Softcover. Very Good Condition/. reprint. A reworking of fairy tales from the Greek and Sanskrit no damage to describe Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. 133 pages. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Literature & Literary; Mythology & Folk Tales; Folklore; Myths, Legends & Folklore. ISBN: 1875559191. ISBN/EAN: 9781875559190. Inventory No: 0263657. Post will be reduced to $7.80 for posting inside Australia, at the time of processing the order.. 
Price: 111.00 (AUD)
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The Dhammapada. The path of perfection. Translated from the pali... with an introduction by Juan Mascaró.
Mascaro, Juan -- translator,
ISBN: 0140442847
Penguin, Harmondsworth, Middlesex, 1984. 
  Softcover. Very Good Condition/. Reprint. On the 1st page there is a stamp "blurb library do not remove". No other damage. The book is a collection of aphorisms which illustrate the Buddhist dhamma or moral system. Size: 18 cm. 96 pages. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Religion & Theology; India; Ancient (BC); Myths, Legends & Folklore. ISBN: 0140442847. ISBN/EAN: 9780140442847. Inventory No: 0266788. Post will be reduced to $7.80 for posting inside Australia, at the time of processing the order.. 
Price: 12.50 (AUD)
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The Monsters and the Critics: And Other Essays. edited by Christopher Tolkien
Tolkien J. R. R.,
ISBN: 026110263X
HarperCollins, London, 1997. 
  Softcover. Very Good Condition/. reprint. clean copy, no damage apart from half a rubber star stamped to the bottom edge. 7 essays were with one exception delivered as general lectures on particular occasions, and while they mostly arose out of Tolkien's work in mediaeval literature, they are accessible to all people. Full number line. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Essays & Literary Criticism; Europe; Myths, Legends & Folklore. ISBN: 026110263X. ISBN/EAN: 9780261102637. Inventory No: 0264731. Post will be reduced to $7.80 for posting inside Australia, at the time of processing the order.. 
Price: 27.50 (AUD)
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A Selection of Sixteen Grimm’s Fairy Tales
Bros Grimm,
Harper of Holloway, London, No date. 
  Hardcover (Original Cloth). Very Good Condition/No Dust Jacket. Illustrator: F. W. Darlington. no Indication. 250 g; 60 pages, 16 stories, with 16 full-page colour illustrations. In original dark green cloth covered boards, with an inset colour illustration on the front panel beneath gilt titling, with gilt titling to the spine. Slight rubbing at the corners of the boards, otherwise a clean sound copy. Probably published 1948 -- 1958. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: F. W. Darlington. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Myths, Legends & Folklore; Inventory No: 0228679. Post will be reduced to $7.80 for posting inside Australia, at the time of processing the order.. 
Price: 24.00 (AUD)
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The Wonderful Story of Zaal; A Persian Legend
Batmanglij, M. & Batmanglij, N.,
ISBN: 0934211019
Mage Pub, Washington, D.C., U.S.A., 1986. 
  Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Very Good. Illustrator: Franta. First Edition. 700 g; not paginated, 48 pages, text in Farsi, and English, illustrated throughout in colour. Illustrated end pages. Colour illustrated dustwrapper. Handling marks, and a half inch tear to the bottom left of the rear panel of the jacket. Size: Folio ( 12"- 15" tall ). Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Franta. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Myths, Legends & Folklore; ISBN: 0934211019. ISBN/EAN: 9780934211017. Inventory No: 0219485. 
Price: 27.50 (AUD)
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Gnomes
Huygen Wil,
ISBN: 0810909650
Abrams, New York, 1977. 
  Hardcover (Imitation Leather). Very Good Condition/Very Good. Illustrator: Rien Poortvliet. First Edition. 1.2 kg; 212 pp, all in colour, hundreds of illustrations; maps, diagrams. Illustrated endpapers. Previous owner's name on verso of ffep. Colour illustrated dustjacket, slightly discoloured on the spine section from sunlight. The book itself shows no damage. A delight to the eye and filled with verbal fun this is a book to show little ones, as a spoof of scientific studies for sophisticate, and is a charming piece of made up reality for every reader. Size: Folio ( 12"- 15" tall ). Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Rien Poortvliet. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Myths, Legends & Folklore; Illustrated; ISBN: 0810909650. ISBN/EAN: 9780810909656. Inventory No: 0228665. THIS BOOK WILL INCUR EXTRA POST OUTSIDE OF AUSTRALIA, BECAUSE IT IS OVER 1 Kg WITHOUT PACKAGING, PLEASE ENQUIRE BEFOR ORDERING. 
Price: 38.50 (AUD)
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Romance and Legend of Chivalry with Illustrations in Colour and Monochrome from Drawings and Famous Paintings
Moncrieff, A. R. Hope,
ISBN: 1851700110
Bracken Books, London, 1986. 
  Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Very Good. Illustrator: Various. Facsimile Edition. 1.0 kg; XII, 440 pages, last page blank; indexed, frontispiece, 34 monochrome drawings and paintings. A clean copy, with only slight ruffling of the top edge of the jacket. This volume deals with the prose or verse tales styled Romances, as told in one of the Romance languages, being mainly in deed of French origin. The book is divided into two parts, the first giving an account of the character and development of Romance, which in the second and larger division is represented by typical tales from its various schools. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. We will happily provide a picture of this book, on request. Illustrator: Various. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Myths, Legends & Folklore; Sociology & Culture. ISBN: 1851700110. ISBN/EAN: 9781851700110. Inventory No: 0261888. THIS BOOK WILL INCUR EXTRA POST OUTSIDE OF AUSTRALIA, BECAUSE IT IS OVER 1 Kg WITHOUT PACKAGING, PLEASE ENQUIRE BEFOR ORDERING. 
Price: 22.00 (AUD)
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Background to the Long Search
Smart, Ninian,
ISBN: 0563127791
British Broadcasting Corporation, London, 1977. 
  Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Very Good. Illustrator: photographic. First Edition. trace of foxing to the top edge of the text block, and a small insect damage mark to the left-hand side of the rear free end page. No other damage to describe. Although published to accompany a television series, the book stands in its own right as introduction to the living religions of the world, describing the practices and beliefs of a religion or group of religions. Size: Quarto. 314 pages. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: photographic. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Religion & Theology; Myths, Legends & Folklore. ISBN: 0563127791. ISBN/EAN: 9780563127796. Inventory No: 0237481. THIS BOOK WILL INCUR EXTRA POST OUTSIDE OF AUSTRALIA, BECAUSE IT IS OVER 1 Kg WITHOUT PACKAGING, PLEASE ENQUIRE BEFOR ORDERING. 
Price: 16.50 (AUD)
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The Oxford Companion to Australian Folklore
Davey, Gwenda & Seal, David,
ISBN: 0195530578
Oxford University Press, Melbourne, 1993. 
  Hardcover (Original Cloth). Very Good Condition/Very Good. First Edition. 980 g; xviii, 381 pp., includes appendices; a bibliographic guide to Australian folklore, serials and articles, and collections. Alphabetically arranged. Entries range from the descriptive (gum leaf playing) to the analytical (popular culture and folklore); from country halls to graffiti to archival preservation of audiotapes; from the Bunyip to Greek blues; from chain letters to patchwork quilts and Wagga rugs. Also included are biographies of notables in the folklore field, and short entries on myths and heroes such as Ned Kelly, Henry Lawson, the wild colonial boy and the dog on the Tucker Box. Many entries contain references for those wishing to read further on a particular topic, and an appendix supplies bibliographic guidance researches. The book and dust jacket shown no damage. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Myths, Legends & Folklore; Australiana; Folk Song; ISBN: 0195530578. ISBN/EAN: 9780195530575. Inventory No: 0232191. THIS BOOK WILL INCUR EXTRA POST OUTSIDE OF AUSTRALIA, BECAUSE IT IS OVER 1 Kg WITHOUT PACKAGING, PLEASE ENQUIRE BEFOR ORDERING. 
Price: 33.00 (AUD)
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THE BOOK OF THE THOUSAND NIGHTS AND A NIGHT; 16 Volumes A Plain and Literal Translation of The Arabian Nights’ Entertainments & SUPPLEMENTAL NIGHTS; to the Book of the Thousand and One nights with Notes, Anthropological and Explanatory
Burton, Sir Richard -- Translator,
The Burton Club, America, 1975. 
  Hardcover. Very Good Condition/No Dust Jacket. Reprint. Volume 1 has the previous owner's name and the purchase price in 1977 in ink on the lower right hand corner of the front free end page. There is no other damage to describe. 10 gilt decorated hardcover volumes plus 6 argent ( silver) decorated supplemental volumes. All volumes have untrimmed front edges, and top edges tinted a pale burgundy. Apart from the singular annotation, the books do not appear to have been opened. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Myths, Legends & Folklore; Arabia; Inventory No: 0238966. THIS BOOK WILL INCUR EXTRA POST OUTSIDE OF AUSTRALIA, BECAUSE IT IS OVER 1 Kg WITHOUT PACKAGING, PLEASE ENQUIRE BEFOR ORDERING. 
Price: 1760.00 (AUD)
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Grimm’s Complete Fairy Tales
Grimm, Jacob W. & Grimm, Wilhelm K.,
ISBN: 0880295198
Barnes & Nobles Books, New York, 2001. 
  Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Very Good. Reprint. a very clean copy, with no damage to the jacket, or the book. Over 200 fairytales collected together. the perfect gift for the grandparent to be able to scare the living beJesus out of their grandchildren. :-) Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. [8], 627 pages. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Myths, Legends & Folklore; Holland; Science Fiction & Fantasy. ISBN: 0880295198. ISBN/EAN: 9780880295192. Inventory No: 0259419. THIS BOOK WILL INCUR EXTRA POST OUTSIDE OF AUSTRALIA, BECAUSE IT IS OVER 1 Kg WITHOUT PACKAGING, PLEASE ENQUIRE BEFOR ORDERING. 
Price: 22.00 (AUD)
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European Mythology
Simpson, Jacqueline,
ISBN: 0600342913
Hamlyn, London, 1988. 
  Hardcover. Very Good Condition/No Dust Jacket. Illustrator: Various. Second Impression. 144 pages, indexed, includes a further reading list. Illustrated throughout with black-and-white reproductions of artworks, and photographs, and colour illustrations. Colour illustrated laminated binding. Apart from an incongruous few spots of foxing to the front free end page, the book is without damage. Here are the persistently recurring thought patterns, beliefs and stories, which was century shaped the European peasant's outlook. This folklore is "mythology" in that it is concerned with supernatural forces as real entities in the everyday world. Size: 4to 9" - 12" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Various. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Myths, Legends & Folklore; ISBN: 0600342913. ISBN/EAN: 9780600342915. Inventory No: 0227535. THIS BOOK WILL INCUR EXTRA POST OUTSIDE OF AUSTRALIA, BECAUSE IT IS OVER 1 Kg WITHOUT PACKAGING, PLEASE ENQUIRE BEFOR ORDERING. 
Price: 15.00 (AUD)
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Romance and Legend of Chivalry with Illustrations in Colour and Monochrome from Drawings and Famous Paintings
Moncrieff, A. R. Hope,
ISBN: 0517259133
Bell Publishing Company, New York, 1978. 
  Hardcover (Original Cloth). Damaged/Good. Illustrator: Various. Facsimile Edition. XII, 440 pages, last page blank; indexed, frontispiece, seven other plates in colour, 26 monochrome drawings and paintings. The top edge of the text block has five indentations, which might be insect origin, or someone may have been playing with a drill. Rubbing to the base edge of the boards, handling marks visible on the back panel of the dust jacket, which also has a half inch tear at the bottom left, and a 3/4" tear at the top right of the rear panel, and shows water damage to the top third of the rear panel and the bottom quarter of the same. The book itself appears to be free of any water damage . This volume and deals with the prose or verse tales styled Romances, as told in one of the Romance languages, being mainly in deed of French origin. The book is divided into two parts, the first giving an account of the character and development of Romance, which in the second and larger division is represented by typical tales from its various schools. -- from the preface Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Various. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Myths, Legends & Folklore; ISBN: 0517259133. ISBN/EAN: 9780517259139. Inventory No: 0221420. THIS BOOK WILL INCUR EXTRA POST OUTSIDE OF AUSTRALIA, BECAUSE IT IS OVER 1 Kg WITHOUT PACKAGING, PLEASE ENQUIRE BEFOR ORDERING. 
Price: 16.50 (AUD)
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Chinese Creeds & Customs: Three Volumes
Burkhardt, V. R. (Valentine Rodolphe),
South China Morning Post, Ltd., Hong Kong, 1966. 
  Hardcover (Illustrated Boards). Good Condition/Good. Illustrator: By Author. Reprint. Volume 1:-- [4], V - X, 180, [V index, [1] pages, foreword by author, list of illustrations and the aforementioned index. The text is illustrated with black-and-white and occasional coloured drawing by the author. Red coloured boards with black coloured illustration and black coloured titles to the front panel and black coloured titles to the back strip. Colour illustrated dustwrapper with black coloured titles to the front panel and back strip. Volume 2: [4], V - X 201, [11 of which 10 have been numbered with index] pages, foreword by author, list of illustrations, three appendices, index and bibliography. The text is illustrated with both colour and black-and-white drawings by the author. Red coloured boards with black coloured illustration and titles to the front panel and black coloured titles to the back strip. Colour illustrated dustwrapper with black coloured titles to the front panel. Volume 3: [10], 164, [18 of which seven have been paginated with is for the index] pages, foreword by author list of plates, appendix and bibliography. The text is illustrated with black-and-white illustrations by author. Red coloured boards with black coloured illustration and titles to the front panel and black coloured titles to the back strip. This book is a second edition and has been published in 1959. Colour illustrated dustwrapper with black coloured titles to the front panel and back strip. A three volume set that the author collected during his tenure as a British soldier in China in the early to mid part of the 20th century. The myths, customs, holidays, celebrations of the Chinese. Volume 1: softening of the back strip edges with rubbing of the book corners and lower book edges. Light age toning of the text block edges and pages with foxing to the endpapers. Chipping to the dustwrapper corners and back strip edges with creasing of the top edge. Rubbing and handing marks of the dustwrapper with foxing of the fold over panels. Volume 2: softening of the back strip edges with rubbing of the book corners. Age toning of the text block edges and pages and offset panning and foxing to the endpapers. Previous owner's name to the top edge of the free front endpaper. Chipping to the dustwrapper corners and back strip edges. Creasing of the top dustwrapper edge with rubbing and handling marks of the panels. Foxing to the fold over creases and to the verso. Volume 3: softening of the back strip edges with a little rubbing of the corners. Foxing to the text block edges and to the paste-downs. Chipping to the top dustwrapper corners and back strip edge. Small tears in creasing to the top dustwrapper edge. Rubbing and handling marks of the panels. Size: Large Octavo. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: By Author. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Myths, Legends & Folklore; China; History. Inventory No: 0120793. THIS BOOK WILL INCUR EXTRA POST OUTSIDE OF AUSTRALIA, BECAUSE IT IS OVER 1 Kg WITHOUT PACKAGING, PLEASE ENQUIRE BEFOR ORDERING. 
Price: 66.00 (AUD)
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The Enchanted World -- Fabled Lands
Time-Life Books,
ISBN: 0705408922
Time Life, Amsterdam, 1986. 
  Hardcover (Original Cloth). Very Good Condition/Good. First Edition. 143 pp., gilt decorated boards with large plate tipped in on front cover. yellow silk ribbon page marker. Colour illustrated dustwrapper. Lavish black and white and colour pictures. Bibliography. a clean and tidy copy. The dustjacket has at 4 corners of the front panel and that the lower 2 corners of the rear panel as well as slight chipping of the head of the spine. Internally clean and sound First Illustrated Edition, or first by this illustrator and in this format. Size: Folio ( 12"- 15" tall ). Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Myths, Legends & Folklore; ISBN: 0705408922. ISBN/EAN: 9780705408929. Inventory No: 0263747. THIS BOOK WILL INCUR EXTRA POST OUTSIDE OF AUSTRALIA, BECAUSE IT IS OVER 1 Kg WITHOUT PACKAGING, PLEASE ENQUIRE BEFOR ORDERING. 
Price: 27.50 (AUD)
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Legends from Eastern Lands
Tichy, Jaroslav,
Paul Hamlyn, London, 1967. 
  Hardcover (Original Cloth). Very Good Condition/Good. Illustrator: Troup, Miloslav. First Edition. 230 pp., illustrated endpapers, illustrated title page, and numerous full-page and part page illustrations throughout the book in colour. Colour illustrated dustwrapper. There is a hint of foxing at the base of the rear board otherwise the book is neat and tidy, previous owner's name sticker top of the front end page, and bat mitzvah note from a friend on the 1st page, the dustwrapper has Quite some rubbing and chipping and tearing especially on the rear panel. The author has taken traditional eastern stories, and with the richly coloured illustrations has captured all the splendour and enchantment. Size: quarto - over 9" - 12" Tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Troup, Miloslav. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Myths, Legends & Folklore; Inventory No: 0266450. THIS BOOK WILL INCUR EXTRA POST OUTSIDE OF AUSTRALIA, BECAUSE IT IS OVER 1 Kg WITHOUT PACKAGING, PLEASE ENQUIRE BEFOR ORDERING. 
Price: 16.50 (AUD)
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The Oxford Companion to Australian Folklore
Davey, Gwenda & Seal, David,
ISBN: 0195530578
Oxford University Press, Melbourne, 1993. 
  Hardcover (Original Cloth). Very Good Condition/Very Good. First Edition. 980 g; xviii, 381 pp., includes appendices; a bibliographic guide to Australian folklore, serials and articles, and collections. Alphabetically arranged. Entries range from the descriptive (gum leaf playing) to the analytical (popular culture and folklore); from country halls to graffiti to archival preservation of audiotapes; from the Bunyip to Greek blues; from chain letters to patchwork quilts and Wagga rugs. Also included are biographies of notables in the folklore field, and short entries on myths and heroes such as Ned Kelly, Henry Lawson, the wild colonial boy and the dog on the Tucker Box. Many entries contain references for those wishing to read further on a particular topic, and an appendix supplies bibliographic guidance researches. The book and dust jacket shown no damage. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Myths, Legends & Folklore; Australiana; Folk Song; ISBN: 0195530578. ISBN/EAN: 9780195530575. Inventory No: 0262728. THIS BOOK WILL INCUR EXTRA POST OUTSIDE OF AUSTRALIA, BECAUSE IT IS OVER 1 Kg WITHOUT PACKAGING, PLEASE ENQUIRE BEFOR ORDERING. 
Price: 33.00 (AUD)
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Eranos Jahrbuch 1956 Band XXV " Der Mensch Und Das Schopferische
Frosse-Kapteyn, Olga,
Rhein Verlag, Zurich, 1957. 
  Hardcover (Original Cloth). Very Good Condition/Good. First Edition. text in german with some articles in english. 520 pp., text illustrated with 1 picture, 1 illustration. Top edge tinted orange. Original wrap-around band over the dustwrapper. The book itself has no obvious faults. The dustwrapper is slightly edgeworn and chipped, as is the wrap-around band. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Myths, Legends & Folklore; Religion; Inventory No: 0204823. THIS BOOK WILL INCUR EXTRA POST OUTSIDE OF AUSTRALIA, BECAUSE IT IS OVER 1 Kg WITHOUT PACKAGING, PLEASE ENQUIRE BEFOR ORDERING. 
Price: 75.00 (AUD)
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Complete Book of Australian Folk Lore
Scott, Bill -- Compiler,
ISBN: 0727103121
Summit Books, Sydney, 1978. 
  Softcover. Good/No Dust Jacket. Illustrator: Various. First Edition. 1.8 kg; 432 pages, last three pages blank, appendix, index. numerous black-and-white drawings, and reproductions of paintings and advertisements etc; monotone green line drawings, musical scores. Divided into five sections, The History That Shaped a Tradition; Traditional Songs; The Tall Story; Poems and Ballads; and Oddments and Fragments; along with an appendix of the museums of Australia. "Using material written at the time, this book looks at the History that shaped our tradition -- the initial struggle for survival, the suffering of the convicts , the isolation from all that was familiar, the distances tramped from one job to the next, the necessity for "sticking together" which formed the code of mateship, the struggles of the squatters and the free selectors, the excitement of the gold rushes and the hardships of the diggers, and especially the daring exploits of the bushrangers." slight rubbing to the base edge of the colour illustrated front board. Size: 4to 9" - 12" tall. We will happily provide a picture of this book, on request. Illustrator: Various. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Myths, Legends & Folklore; Australiana; Folk Song; ISBN: 0727103121. ISBN/EAN: 9780727103123. Inventory No: 0213799. THIS BOOK WILL INCUR EXTRA POST OUTSIDE OF AUSTRALIA, BECAUSE IT IS OVER 1 Kg WITHOUT PACKAGING, PLEASE ENQUIRE BEFOR ORDERING. 
Price: 15.00 (AUD)
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Romance and Legend of Chivalry with Illustrations in Colour and Monochrome from Drawings and Famous Paintings
Moncrieff, A. R. Hope,
The Gresham Publishing Company, London, No date. 
  Hardcover (Original Cloth). Good Condition/No Dust Jacket. Illustrator: Various. no Indication. 1.150 kg; XII, 440 pages, last page blank; indexed, colour frontispiece with tissue guard, seven other plates in colour, 26 monochrome drawings and paintings (the one at page 274/275 has partially come away). Top edge of text block tinted a dark green, with the spine, and front board, titled with dark red ink, and a small decoration in lemon yellow. Slight bumping to the spine at the bottom, and rubbing of the lower corners of the cloth, and there is a chip to the cloth on the front edge approximately 3 inches from the top. . This volume and deals with the prose or verse tales styled Romances, as told in one of the Romance languages, being mainly indeed of French origin. The book is divided into two parts, the first giving an account of the character and development of Romance, which in the second and larger division is represented by typical tales from its various schools. -- from the preface. Published at the beginning of the last century Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Various. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Myths, Legends & Folklore; Inventory No: 0221286. THIS BOOK WILL INCUR EXTRA POST OUTSIDE OF AUSTRALIA, BECAUSE IT IS OVER 1 Kg WITHOUT PACKAGING, PLEASE ENQUIRE BEFOR ORDERING. 
Price: 90.00 (AUD)
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South American Mythology
Osborne, Harold,
ISBN: 0600342816
The Hamlyn Publishing Group, London, 1988. 
  Hardcover (Laminated Boards). Very Good Condition/No Dust Jacket. Illustrator: Photographic. Reprint. introduction by author, further reading list, acknowledgements and index. The text is illustrated with both colour and black-and-white photographs. Colour photographic laminated boards with black coloured titles to the front panel and back strip. This book tells the stories of the Indian people of South America, their traditions and beliefs: the divine origin of the Inca; The Myths Of Collao, myths and legends of the coast, marginal, forest and southern Andean peoples, along with some of Riddles of the South American Myth. Rubbing of the book edges and panels with fading of the back strip. Size: 4to 9" - 12" tall. [5], 6 - 144 pages,. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Photographic. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Myths, Legends & Folklore; South America; ISBN: 0600342816. ISBN/EAN: 9780600342816. Inventory No: 0123133. THIS BOOK WILL INCUR EXTRA POST OUTSIDE OF AUSTRALIA, BECAUSE IT IS OVER 1 Kg WITHOUT PACKAGING, PLEASE ENQUIRE BEFOR ORDERING. 
Price: 16.50 (AUD)
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