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Fables of Aesop

By: Aesop

Price: £30.00

Publisher: London, John Lane The Bodley Head: 1926

Edition: First Thus

Seller ID: 064961

Condition: Fair


With eight colour plates. Sunning and some loss to spine (see photo) and a neat Xmas gift inscription to the ffep else an internally clean, bright copy - 132 pages. Prompt dispatch. View more info

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A Handy Classical Dictionary

By: Anon

Price: £10.50

Publisher: London, Whittaker & Co:

Edition: Sixth Edition

Seller ID: 032196

Condition: Very Good


Produced to contain as much information as possible in a small compass and containing the most prominent names that occur in classical history and mythology with the most conspicuous incidents associated with them. 120 pages + publisher's adverts. Maroon cloth boards with gilt titles to spine. Undated circa 1900's. A very good clean copy. Prompt dispatch. View more info

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Mythology : An Illustrated Encyclopedia of the Principal Myths and Religions of the World

By: Cavendish, Richard (Editor)

Price: £17.50

Publisher: Twickenham, Middlesex, Tiger Books: 1998

Seller ID: 036494

ISBN: 1840560703

Condition: Very Good +


Comprehensive and well researched study of the imaginative traditions through which man attempts to understand and control the world about him and reconcile himself to life's tragedies and sorrows. Heavy, unread hardback in an unclipped d/w - 304 pages including index. Prompt dispatch. View more info

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The Dictionary of Festivals

By: Cooper, J. C.

Price: £7.50

Publisher: London, Thorsons Publishers: 1995

Seller ID: 018616

ISBN: 0722531931

Condition: Reading Copy


A guide to the ceremonies and customs of the oldest civilizations, including the Babylonian, Chinese, Greek and Inca and the major religions of today, including the Hindu, Sikh, Hebrew and Christian. It also looks at the rituals, carnivals, fetes and festivals, and at modern-day public holidays. Unread paperback though storage has caused some edgewear and crease marks to covers. Internally clean save light tanning to page edges. Very good reading copy. 231 pages including bibliography. Next post dispatch from the UK. View more info

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The Mythology of Sex : An Illustrated Exploration of Sexual Customs and Practices from Ancient Times to the Present

By: Dening, Sarah

Price: £15.00

Publisher: London, B. T. Batsford: 1996

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 051215

ISBN: 0713481110

Condition: Very Good


Captivating, enlightening, and strikingly illustrated work which explores the ways in which cultural myths reflect attitudes toward sexuality and how these attitudes have changed over time. Clean square hardback in an unclipped d/w - 224 pages including index. Next post dispatch. View more info

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Myths & Legends of the British

By: Ebbutt, Maude

Price: £6.50

Publisher: Twickenham, Middlesex, Senate: 1998

Seller ID: 017996

ISBN: 1859580017

Condition: Very Good


Illustrated collection of 16 stories from every part of the British Isles. 374 pages including glossary and index. Faint sunning to page edges. Clean, tight copy, next post dispatch. View more info

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The Greek Myths (2 volumes)

By: Graves, Robert

Price: £15.00

Publisher: London, The Folio Society: 2003

Edition: Fifteenth Printing

Seller ID: 066298

Condition: Near Fine


Clean crisp hardbacks in excellent slipcase. Gift quality. Introduction by Kenneth McLeish. Illustrations by Grahame Baker. 700 pages in total incuding index. Map endpapers. Prompt dispatch. View more info

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Nuer Customs and Folk-Lore

By: Huffman, Ray

Price: £50.00

Publisher: London, Oxford University Press: 1931

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 059351

Condition: Very Good


Published for the International Institute of African Languages and Cultures. Looked at some of the less accessible peoples of the Sudan. Clean, bright copy with fore and bottom edges untrimmed - 108 pages including index. Will include, laid in, remnants of the d/w. Prompt dispatch. View more info

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The Heroes - or Greek Fairy Tales for My Children

By: Kingsley, Charles

Price: £8.50

Publisher: London, Thomas Nelson & Sons:

Seller ID: 043820

Condition: Good


Good, clean copy in maroon boards with gilt lettering to the sunned spine. Not dated, circa 1920's. 279 pages. Prompt dispatch. View more info

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The Buddha and the Terrorist, The Story of Angulimala

By: Kumar, Satish

Price: £6.00

Publisher: Totnes, Devon, Green Books: 2004

Seller ID: 013329

ISBN: 1903998433

Condition: Near Fine


Clean, bright, unread copy. 75 pages. Prompt dispatch. View more info

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Lamb's Adventures of Ulysses

By: Lang, Andrew ( Introduction )

Price: £17.50

Publisher: London, Edward Arnold:

Seller ID: 043805

Condition: Good


Good, clean text block with a tissue protected frontis map of the wanderings of Ulysses. Some opening to guttering - 127 pages including index. Not dated. Prompt dispatch. View more info

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Laxdaela Saga

By: Magnusson, Magnus, & Palsson, Hermann (translated by)

Price: £15.00

Publisher: London, The Folio Society: 1975

Edition: First Folio Edition

Seller ID: 066271

Condition: Very Good


Very good clean hardback which appears unread. Leather spine with attractive marbled boards. Presented in turquoise slipcase which has scuff marks to one side. 256 pages including genealogical tables, chronological table and glossary. Map endpapers. Illustrated with woodcuts. Prompt dispatch. View more info

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Beasts of Fact and Fable

By: Marchant, R. A.

Price: £15.00

Publisher: London & Basingstoke, Phoenix House: 1962

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 049715

Condition: Very Good


Facts and fancies behind the world's oddest creatures, some surviving today, some buried in legend. With 14 full-page drawings. Clean square hardback in a price-clipped d/w showing slight shelfwear -152 pages including index. Next post dispatch. View more info

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The Unknown Arthur : Forgotten Tales of the Round Table

By: Matthews, John

Price: £12.50

Publisher: London, Blandford: 1995

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 035175

ISBN: 0713724765

Condition: Near Fine


The author, a noted Arthurian expert, refers to dozens of source texts to provide a whole new collection of Arthurian tales. A clean, crisp copy in protected dustwrapper. Illustrated with colour drawings. 160 pages including index. Next post UK dispatch. View more info

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Discovering Ghosts

By: Metcalfe, Leon

Price: £6.00

Publisher: Princes Risborough, Bucks, Shire Publications: 1974

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 013435

ISBN: 0852631693

Condition: Good


No.147 in the series. Faint tanning to page edges. Looks at claims that nearly every neighbourhood in Britain has a local ghost. 64 pages including index. Prompt dispatch. View more info

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3rd Stone : Archaeology, Folklore and Myth Issue 34 April - June 1999

By: Mortimer, Neil (editor)

Price: £15.00

Publisher: Devizes, Wiltshire, 3rd Stone: 1999

Seller ID: 056783

Condition: Good


The magazine for the New Antiquarian - Issue 34 April - June 1999. Articles include Gender and Rock Art, Timber Circles, Paganism and the English Settlement etc. Clean, large format magazine showing a couple of minor crease marks to page corners - 51 pages. Prompt dispatch. View more info

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Myths of Britain

By: Senior, Michael

Price: £8.50

Publisher: London, BCA: 1979

Edition: Book Club

Seller ID: 039921

ISBN: 0856132446

Condition: Very Good


Examines the rich tradition of Mythology, the origins of which lie deep in early history and ancient religions of the British Isles. Some faint sunning to page edges else a clean, square hardback in an unclipped d/w protected with a plastic film - 241 pages including index. Prompt dispatch. View more info

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Fact or Fiction? A Dossier on Old beliefs That Die Hard

By: University College London

Price: £5.50

Publisher: London, Readers Digest: 1977

Edition: First Revised Edition

Seller ID: 013125

Condition: Near Fine


Old Wives Tale or True Story - this handy little book gives a run down to some of the most well known hand me down phrases and tells us whether or not they are true. Do swans sing when they are dying? Do Camels Carry Water in Their Humps? Should you feed a cold and starve a fever? Prompt dispatch. View more info

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Country Things

By: Uttley, Alison

Price: £10.00

Publisher: London, Faber & Faber: 1946

Seller ID: 066777

Condition: Good


Recalls the sights and sounds and way of life in the country after the war. Beautifully illustrated - 148 pages. Sunning to spine. Prompt dispatch. View more info

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Country Hoard

By: Uttley, Alison

Price: £10.00

Publisher: London, Faber & Faber: 1949

Edition: Eighth Impression

Seller ID: 066779

Condition: Good


Gently recalls the life and pace of the country. Good, clean copy - 130 pages. Prompt dispatch. View more info