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Folio Book of Short Stories

By: N/A

Price: £16.00

Publisher: London, Folio Society:

Edition: Folio Society

Sellers ID: 00701

Condition: Very Good


The slip-case has some small marks . View more info

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The Sagas of Icelanders

By: N/A

Price: £15.00

Publisher: USA, Penguin Classics: 2001

Edition: 2nd Edition

Sellers ID: 03542

ISBN: 0141000031

Condition: Very Good


In Iceland, the age of the Vikings is also called the Saga Age. A unique body of medieval literature, the Sagas rank with the world's great literary treasures. Set around the turn of the last millennium, these stories depict with an astonishingly modern realism the lives and deeds of the Norse men and women who first settled Iceland and of their descendants, who ventured farther west - to greenland and, ultimately the coast of North America. The covers show wear to its edges , spine and the corners, the text block has light markings and is rough cut. There is also annotations written in pencil... View more info

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The Age of Fable: The Illustrated Bulfinch's Mythology

By: N/A

Price: £15.00

Publisher: USA, Macmillan General Reference: 1997

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 04870

ISBN: 0028614755

Condition: Very Good


In this book the thrilling stories of these classic heroes and heroines, and dozens more, come to life as never before. Superb artwork created for this edition breaths life into Thomas Bulfinch's dramatic retellings of the classic myths, making them vividly available to all. A good, tight and clean copy. View more info

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The Pink Fairy Book

By: Andrew Lang ( editor)

Price: £75.00

Publisher: Uk, The Folio Society: 2011

Edition: Reprint

Sellers ID: 04839

Condition: Near Fine


" The Pink Fairy Book " was first published by Longmans , Green and Co, in 1897. This edition follows the 1897 edition of the text, with some minor emendations. Lang's original Preface has been abridged. A good, clean and tight copy. View more info

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Athene: Image and Energy

By: Ann Shearer

Price: £15.00

Publisher: UK, Viking Adult: 1997

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: Inscribed by Author(s)

Sellers ID: 04460

ISBN: 0670857971

Condition: Very Good


When Athene sprang full-grown from her father Zeus's head, a new image of the feminine was born to Western consciousness . Starting from a penetrating analysis of the goddess's mythologies and beginnings, Ann Shearer shows how mainstream consciousness, from the early Church Fathers onwards, has diluted and even suppressed the original power of the image. There is light wear to the corners and extremities of the D/w. View more info

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The Norse Myths

By: Crossley-Holland, Kevin

Price: £15.00

Publisher: USA, Pantheon: 1980

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 03536

ISBN: 0394748468

Condition: Near Fine


Here are thirty-two classic myths that bring the Viking world vividly to life. The mythic legacy of the Scandinavians includes a cycle of stories filled with magnificent images from pre-Christian Europe. These stories bear witness to the courage, passion, and boundless spirit that were the hallmarks of the Norse world. The corners on the front cover show a little wear. Otherwise a good, clean copy. View more info

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When the Dragon Wore the Crown: Putting Starlight Back into Myth

By: Don Cerow

Price: £25.00

Publisher: USA, Ibis Press: 2013

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 04767

ISBN: 0892542055

Condition: Very Good


This book focuses primarily on the role of the constellation Draco, the astronomical marker of the North Celestial Pole for literally thousands of years. The importance of this simple astronomical observation helped facilitate the study of the calendar, navigation, farming and social organization. This is a beautiful and informative book of discovery, following the mythology of various cultures as it evolved into modern astronomy. There is light wear to the corners. View more info

Christmas: A Biography

By: Judith Flanders

Price: £15.00

Publisher: UK, Picador: 2017

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 04712

ISBN: 1509833609

Condition: Near Fine


In ' Christmas : A Biography ' Judith Flanders casts a sharp and revealing eye, on the myths, legends and history of the season, from the origins of the holiday in the Roman Empire to the emergence of christmas trees in Europe. A good, clean and tight copy. View more info

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The Fabled Coast: Legends & traditions from around the shores of Britain & Ireland

By: Kingshill, Sophia & Jennifer Westwood

Price: £16.00

Publisher: UK, Random House - Postscript Books: 2015

Sellers ID: 03134

ISBN: 1847947867

Condition: Very Good


In this compendium of maritime legend and lore, the renowned folklorists Jennifer Westwood and Sophia Kingshill retell the stories heard along the English, Welsh, Scottish and Irish coasts, exploring their imaginary geography, fantastic zoology or historical origins with extraordinary erudition and an engaging enthusiasm. A clean and tight copy. View more info

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Norse Myths: A Guide to the Gods and Heroes

By: Larrington, Carolyne

Price: £18.00

Publisher: UK, Thames & Hudson: 2017

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 04862

ISBN: 0500251967

Condition: Near Fine


This book offers fresh retellings of the vivid. often funny, almost always bloodthirsty tales of the Norse gods and heroes, and a satisfying exploration of their meaning and significance, past and present. A good, clean and tight copy. View more info

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The Annotated Classic Fairy Tales

By: Maria Tatar ( Editor )

Price: £18.00

Publisher: UK, Book Club Associates: 2003

Edition: Book Club Edition

Sellers ID: 04973

Condition: Very Good


This book celebrates the powerful cultural legacy of fairy tales and provides an invaluable storytelling archive for children and adults alike. The volume includes twenty-six stories, along with annotations and sumptuous images. Illustrated throughout with over 300 paintings and drawings in full colour. A good, tight copy. View more info

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The Celtic Myths: A Guide to the Ancient Gods and Legends

By: Miranda Aldhouse-Green

Price: £18.00

Publisher: UK, Thames & Hudson: 2018

Edition: Reprint

Sellers ID: 04869

ISBN: 0500252092

Condition: Very Good


The Celtic Myths is accessible for readers new to Celtic mythology. but satisfyingly detailed in its analysis of contexts, cultures and archaeology for those well versed in the stories. A good, clean and tight copy. View more info

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Arthur and the Lost Kingdoms

By: Moffat Alistair

Price: £15.00

Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson.: 1999

Edition: Book Club Edition

Sellers ID: 02000

Condition: Very Good


Despite Germanic , Norse and other invasions, Britain has remained in essence a Celtic country.This book will restore what our Anglo-Saxon history has hidden from us, a lost sense of our Celtic selves. View more info

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A Guide to Glastonbury's Temple of the Stars

By: N/A

Price: £200.00

Publisher: UK, John M. Watkins Ltd: 1935

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 04753

Condition: Very Good


This Book is ' A Guide to Glastonbury's Temple of the Stars , its Giant Effigies described from Air Views Maps and from The High History of the Holy Grail '. There is light wear to the extremities and the corners of the cover and pages are turned and dog-eared, and the staples down the binding are rusty. It is still a tight copy. View more info

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Faeries of the Celtic Lands

By: Nigel Suckling

Price: £18.00

Publisher: UK, Facts, Figures & Fun: 2007

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 04100

ISBN: 1904332749

Condition: Near Fine


Nigel Suckling retells many of the most famous tales, with an erudite and entertaining commentary, accompanied by carefully selected illustrations , taking the reader on a tour of myth and legend, encompassing Celtic faerie myth from the Tuatha to the lingering beliefs of the present day. A good, clean and tight copy View more info

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2012: The Return of Quetzalcoatl

By: Pinchbeck, Daniel

Price: £18.00

Publisher: UK, Tarcher/Penguin: 2006

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 04854

ISBN: 1585424838

Condition: Very Good


This literary and metaphysical epic unifies the cosmological phenomena of our time - from crop circles to quantum mechanics to the worldwide resurgence of shamanism. The boards are bumped and the D/w shows signs of delamination. A good tight copy. View more info

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Peasant customs and savage myths: Selections from the British folklorists; Vol 1

By: Richard Mercer Dorson

Price: £18.00

Publisher: USA, Routledge & K. Paul: 1968

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 04777

ISBN: 0710029659

Condition: Very Good


This book presents theoretical writings of some of the brilliant folklorists whose works deserve the attention of all students of the history of modern thought. This work is a companion volume to Professor Dorson's ' The British Folklorists: A History, which is described in full on the back of the jacket. There is wear to the base of the spine on the red hardboards, and the d/w has wear down the spine and to its extremities it is also priced-clipped. A good, tight copy. View more info

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From the Beast to the Blonde: On Fairy Tales and Their Tellers

By: Warner, Marina

Price: £15.00

Publisher: UK, Chatto and Windus: 1994

Edition: 5th or later Edition

Sellers ID: 03485

ISBN: 0701135301

Condition: Near Fine


The author explores the development of the modern nursery classics, using a wide range of sources, literary and artistic, historical and anthropological, to unfold neglected aspects of the tradition. The D/W shows light wear to the edges and corners. A good clean tight copy. View more info