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Myths, Legends, Folktales, Fables

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Myths, Legends, Folktales, Fables
   -Arabian Nights
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1 Aesop The Fables of Aesop
New York Books Inc. Hard Cover Good No Jacket 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
xx, 232 pp. Green cloth boards worn and discoloured. Edges of text book foxed. Previous owner's inscription to ffep. Solidly bound. The World's Popular Classics 
Price: 18.00 AUD
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2 Anant, Pai. The Gita
Bombay H. G. Mirchandani / India Book House Education Trust Paperback - Stapled Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Pratap Mulick 
32 pp. Light wear to illustrated wraps. Internally unmarked and solidly bound. Children's comic-book version of the Bhagavad-Gita. 
Price: 15.00 AUD
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Flying Trunk and Other Stories, Andersen, Hans Christian. English version by Naomi Lewis
3 Andersen, Hans Christian. English version by Naomi Lewis Flying Trunk and Other Stories
London Andersen Press 1986 0862641470 / 9780862641474 First Thus Hard Cover Good No Jacket Octavo 
80 pp. Corners and spine ends of illustrated boards are very slightly bumped, with small chips to lower edges.Faint yellowing to edges of text block and outer page margins. Thumbing creases to lower page edges. Otherwise internally unmarked; solidly bound. Thirteen Andersen stories, illustrated by Jutta Asch, Janosch, Tomie dePaola, Philippe Dupasquier, Satoshi Kitamura, Inga Moore, Fulvio Testa, Ruth Brown, Michael Foreman, David McKee, Tony Ross, Ralph Steadman, Susan Varley. 
Price: 18.00 AUD
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The Virgin, Ashe, Geoffrey
4 Ashe, Geoffrey The Virgin
London Routledge & Kegan Paul 1976 0710083424 / 9780710083425 First Hard Cover Very Good Good Octavo 
vii, 261 pp. Very light general to unclipped dj, including some foxing to flaps and reverse. Faint scuffing to upper edge of text block. internally unmarked; solidly bound. Illustrated with b/w plates. The cult of the Virgin Mary. "An exciting and well-documented book which seeks to account for the facts and touches on many aspects of mythology, theology and the spirituality of women." 
Price: 18.00 AUD
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5 Bain, F. W. The Ashes of a God: Translated from the Original Manuscript
London Methuen & Co. Ltd. 1919 Third Edition Hard Cover Good Good 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall 
xxii, 118 pp. Dustwrapper, now protected in archival mylar, is not clipped, but has sticker residue to front panel and edgewear including closed tears and considerable loss at extremities of backstrip panel. General wear to boards, including some bumping. Upper section of ffep has been cut away. Three or four passages in the text have been underlined in ink. Binding is solid. 
Price: 18.00 AUD
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Ulysses' Father, Behrend, Felix
6 Behrend, Felix Ulysses' Father
Melbourne F. W. Cheshire 1962 First Hard Cover Very Good Fair Octavo Anthony Harvey 
84 pp. General and edgewear to unclipped dustjacket, uncluding chips, short tears, discolouration, and considerable nibbling along the fold covering the binding's lower (rear) edge (the book's covers themselves, including the edges, are clean, bright, and entirely unaffected by whatever caused the damage to the dj). Prev. owner's gift note inked to front free endpaper. A few extremely faint splotches to upper and lower edges of text block. Three or four very shallow dents to fore edge. Internally bright, clean, unmarked, solidly bound. Black-and-white drawings throughout. "Dr Felix Behrend, a professor of mathematics always captivated by mythology, retells in this charming book Greek myths, especially those about Ulysses and his lineage, for young readers and for young hearers." 
Price: 250.00 AUD
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7 Bergsten, Staffan Mary Poppins and Myth
Stockholm Almqvist & Wiksell International 1978 9122001271 / 9789122001270 First Hard Cover Very Good No Jacket 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
79 pp. Slight wear to edges of green cloth boards, bumped at base of spine. Faint sticker stain to front board. Internally clean and solidly bound. Production fault has caused pages to be a little creased near the binding, but the creasing does not impede reading. Some b/w illustrations. 
Price: 32.00 AUD
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The Fairy Tale about Ivan the Son of the Czar, the Firebird and about the Grey Wolf, Burkatovskij, Etienne
8 Burkatovskij, Etienne The Fairy Tale about Ivan the Son of the Czar, the Firebird and about the Grey Wolf
Ascom GmbH 1986 Hard Cover Very Good No Jacket Quarto 
Unpaginated [24 pgs]. A little light wear to illustrated boards; upper corners just slightly bumped. Internally bright, clean and solidly bound, with just a few shallow thumbing creases. 
Price: 28.00 AUD
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The Arabian Nights: Tales from a Thousand and One Nights (Modern Library Classics), Burton, Sir Richard F., translator. Introduction by A.S. Byatt
9 Burton, Sir Richard F., translator. Introduction by A.S. Byatt The Arabian Nights: Tales from a Thousand and One Nights (Modern Library Classics)
New York Modern Library 2001 0375756752 / 9780375756757 Reprint Paperback Good Duodecimo 
872 pp. Light general and edgewear to illustrated covers.Internally unmarked; solidly bound. Commentary by John Addington Symonds, Sir Richard F. Burton, The Nation, Algernon Charles Swinburne, and Lady Isabel Bishop. Includes Burton's extensive and acclaimed explanatory notes. 
Price: 14.00 AUD
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Aliya: Stories of the Elephants of Sri Lanka, Cannon, Teresa, and Peter Davis. Foreword by Arthur C. Clarke
10 Cannon, Teresa, and Peter Davis. Foreword by Arthur C. Clarke Aliya: Stories of the Elephants of Sri Lanka
Ferntree Gully, Victoria Australia Airavata Press 1995 064621408X / 9780646214085 First Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good Folio 
xii, 179 pp. A little shallow scuffing and creasing to unclipped dj. Shallow scratches to lower (rear) panel. Faint yellowing to upper edge of text block. All else as new. "...(E)xtensively researched and lavishly illustrated. The authors take us from the ancient beliefs through the colonial periods and into modern times." 
Price: 43.00 AUD
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11 Chetwynd, Tom Dictionary of Symbols
London Thorsons 1998 1855382962 / 9781855382961 Reprint Paperback Good+ Remainder 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
xv, 459 pp. Corners a little creased and bumped. Spine very slightly creased but binding is solid. Text-block edges faintly yellowed. Internally unmarked, unwrinkled. Black texta remainder mark to lower edge. 
Price: 15.00 AUD
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The Starlight Princess and Other Princess Stories, Downes, Belinda, and Annie Dalton
12 Downes, Belinda, and Annie Dalton The Starlight Princess and Other Princess Stories
London Dorling Kindersley 1999 0751374326 / 9780751374322 First Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Quarto Belinda Downes 
109 pp. Creases to unclipped dustwrapper. Prev. owner's name inked to half-title page. Small creases to the margins of the first eight or ten pages. All else bright, clean and solidly bound. Includes a short section about the stories, which include adaptations from Andersen, the Grimm brothers, a Russian fairytale, an Indian Fairytale, a Zimbabwean folk tale, and a Norwegian folk tale. Illustrated with reproductions of embroideries by Delinda Downes. 
Price: 32.00 AUD
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13 Drury, Nevill Don Juan, Mescalito and Modern Magic: The Mythology of Inner Space
London Penguin / Arkana 1985 0140190163 / 9780140190168 Reprint Paperback Very Good 12mo 
x, 236 pp. Very light general and edgewear to illustrated wraps. Spine uncreased. Faint stain to fore edge. Internally unmarked and solidly bound. 
Price: 20.00 AUD
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Kanji Kanji, Editorial Staff, The East Magazine
14 Editorial Staff, The East Magazine Kanji Kanji
Tokyo The East Publications 1972 Second Printing Hard Cover Good Good Octavo Ban Kojin 
191 pp. Light general and edgewear (creasing, a few small chips, discolouration esp. along upper edge), to unclipped dj. Boards square and clean. Light discolouration to edges of text block. Prev. owners' details embossed on ffep; another prev. owner's name to half-title page. One or two small splotches, and a shallow crease, to first few pages. Text is clean, bright, solidly bound. Calligraphy-based b/w ink paintings throughout. "Reveals the secrets of Chinese characters and the stories and legends that surround them in a manner so interesting you won't be able to forget them." 
Price: 24.00 AUD
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Bird Adalbert, Elborn, Andrews
15 Elborn, Andrews Bird Adalbert
Richmond Victoria Hutchinson 1983 0907234453 / 9780907234456 First Australian Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good Square Octavo Susi Bohdal 
Light wear to upper edges of unclipped dustjacket. Book is shiny, bright, unmarked, solidly bound. 
Price: 14.00 AUD
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World of Fairy Tales (Chrysalis Children's Classics), Foreman, Michael (editor and introductions)
16 Foreman, Michael (editor and introductions) World of Fairy Tales (Chrysalis Children's Classics)
London Chrysalis Children's Books 2003 1843650541 / 9781843650546 Reprint Paperback Near Fine 12 mo Michael Foreman 
160 pp. Extremely light edgewear. All else as new. Colour throughout. "These 22 familiar and lesser known tales -- from Russia, China, India, Japan, Canada, New Zealand, Australia [The First Sunrise from Gulpilil's Stories of the Dreamtime], England, Ireland and Mexico -- come from storytellers as well-loved and diverse and Hans Christian Anderson, the Brothers Grimm, Arthur Ransome, Terry Jones and Edna O'Brien." 
Price: 14.00 AUD
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17 Frazer, Sir James G. Adonis: A Study in the History of Oriental Religion
London C.A Watts 1932 First Thus Hard Cover Good Fair 16mo - over 5" - 6" tall 
xii, 238 pp. Dustwrapper, now protected, is not price clipped but has wrinkles and small tears, including two missing pieces at top of spine and near top front corner. Backpanel is sunned. Brown cloth boards have crease to front top corner and light edgewear. Spine is canted. Bookseller's stamp and inked gift inscription to ffep. ("This volume is a reprint of Book I of Sir James Frazer's 'Adonis, Attis, Osiris,' which forms Part IV of 'The Golden Bough.' For reasons of space, most of the notes have been omitted. The text is reproduced from the edition of 1914.") The Thinker's Library, No. 30. 
Price: 20.00 AUD
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The Golden Bough, Frazer, Sir James George
18 Frazer, Sir James George The Golden Bough
London Macmillan 1950 Abridged Edition Cloth Good+ No Jacket Octavo 
xiv + 756 pp. Reprint of 1922 first abridged. Rear pastedown is torn along the spine, but binding is intact. Covers and edges worn, but text throughout is very clean, unmarked, uncreased. Inscription to ffep and small, attractive embossed booksellers sticker (Whitcombe & Tombs) to front pastedown. 
Price: 22.00 AUD
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The Golden Bough, Frazer, Sir James George
19 Frazer, Sir James George The Golden Bough
London Macmillan 1941 Abridged Edition Cloth Good No Jacket Octavo 
xiv + 756 pp. Reprint of 1922 first abridged. Covers and edges worn, but text throughout is very clean, unmarked, uncreased. Owner's stamp to ffep and remains of ex libris sticker to front pastedown. Has frontis -- "The Golden Bough", J.M.W. Turner. 
Price: 22.00 AUD
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The Arabian Nights' Entertainments, Galland
20 Galland The Arabian Nights' Entertainments
Glasgow Richard Griffin & Company 1828 Half-Leather Good No Jacket l6 mo 
389 pp. General and edgewear to half-leather boards. Marbled endpapers. Front free endpaper is missing. Half-title and title pages are present, but detached (they had been taped into the book at some point, so there is tape residue to the gutter and to the detached pages. There is tape in one other signature further along, but the pages are still attached. All else is very solidly bound. Faint foxing and discolouration throughout. Extremely small typefont, and the text is arranged in two columns per page. 
Price: 50.00 AUD
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