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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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Aliya: Stories of the Elephants of Sri Lanka, Cannon, Teresa, and Peter Davis. Foreword by Arthur C. Clarke
9 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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10 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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11 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
12 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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13 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
14 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
15 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 Archer and His Son, Gardiner, Kenneth
16 Gardiner, Kenneth The Archer and His Son
Melbourne Thomas Nelson Australia 1974 0170019942 / 9780170019941 First Hard Cover Near Fine Good Landscape Octavo Caroline Jay 
Unpaginated (60 pgs). General and edgewear, including two closed tears to upper edge of back panel. Some abrasion to backstrip panel, erasing part of the lettering. Internally bright, unmarked, solidly bound. Retelling of classic Korean legend for children. Colour and b/w illustrations. 
Price: 24.00 AUD
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The God Beneath the Sea, Garfield, Leon, and Edward Blishen
17 Garfield, Leon, and Edward Blishen The God Beneath the Sea
London Longman 1972 0582150930 / 9780582150935 Second Impression Hard Cover Good + Good Octavo Charles Keeping 
168 pp. General and edgewear to unclipped dj. Sunning to spine panel and 1-2 cms into front and back panels. Staining to lower edge of dj, only visible from reverse side. Very faint matching stains to lower edge of green boards, which also have a little fading along the upper edge, but are clean, square and unbumped. Faint tanning to edges of text block. Prev. owner's inked name to ffep. Pencilled number to rear fep. Internally bright, unmarked, solidly bound. Illustrated with full-page b/w drawings. The Greek myths in a single story beginning with the first fall of Hephaestus, "hurled out of Olympus by his mother Hera for his ugliness; and his second fall, when the misshapen artist-god is rejected by Zeus for daring to accuse his father of unyielding savagery." Awarded the Carnegie Medal for 1970. 
Price: 25.00 AUD
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18 Gow, Gregson New Light through Old Windows" A Series of Stories Illustrating the Fables of Aesop
Blackie 1883 Hard Cover Good No Jacket Duodecimo 
192 pp. + 32 pp. illustrated catalog of Blackie titles. Blue cloth boards are very worn, exp. along spine and at corners. Front cover illustration, in black and gilt, is of a lamp shining through a window. Both eps are torn along the gutters, showing mesh along the front gutter. Mesh is also visible between two of the signatures; however, binding is solid. Occasional splotches to pages. Edges of text block darkened and soiled. Previous owner has stamped details to several pages (in an interesting old typeface, if that helps). School prize sticker to front pastedown for "Regular and Punctual Attendance during the Year 1883-4". 
Price: 45.00 AUD
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Fitcher's Bird, Grimm, Wilhelm and Jakob
19 Grimm, Wilhelm and Jakob Fitcher's Bird
Mankato, MN Creative Education 1983 0871919427 / 9780871919427 First Hard Cover Very Good No Jacket Octavo Marshall Arisman 
Unpaginated (27 pgs). A few unobtrusive scuffs and dents to illustrated boards. Internally as new. A rather grim fairytale with "scary" colour illustrations. 
Price: 25.00 AUD
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20 Hallam, Elizabeth (General Editor) Gods and Goddesses: Over 130 deities and Tales from World Mythology
Australia New Holland 1996 1864362502 / 9781864362503 First Australian Hard Cover Very Good Good+ 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
184pp. Numerous colour and B&W photos and illustrations. "More than 130 gods and goddesses arranged by their spheres of influence, and over 200 color and black-and-white illustrations selected from the wealth of art that the deities have inspired." Internally excellent, only minor edgewear to boards at corners and spine. Dustjacket with minor edgewear and a small closed tear at the top edge of the back cover. 
Price: 25.00 AUD
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