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Myths, Legends, Folktales, Fables

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Myths, Legends, Folktales, Fables
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1 Aesop The Fables of Aesop
New York Books Inc. Hard Cover Good No Jacket 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" 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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Paint-Up, Ahern, Amanda, and the Mornington Island Elders
2 Ahern, Amanda, and the Mornington Island Elders Paint-Up
St Lucia University of Queensland Press 2002 0702232696 / 9780702232695 First Paperback Near Fine Landscape Quarto 
104 pp. Faint scuffing to illustrated covers. A few small smudges to lower edge of text block. All else as new. Colour illustrations throughout. "This is the first-ever publication to describe in drawings, photographs and stories the unique geography of the Top End and the rich traditions and legends of the Muyinda ancestors. The practice of 'paint-up' is an expression of culture rather than art. Each body-paint design is of profound cultural significance, identifying the wearer with country, sacred sites and ancestral groups." 
Price: 28.00 AUD
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3 Anant, Pai. The Gita
Bombay H. G. Mirchandani / India Book House Education Trust Paperback - Stapled Good 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" 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
4 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
5 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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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 7¾" - 9¾" 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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Bianca & Roja, Brinsmead, Hesba
8 Brinsmead, Hesba Bianca & Roja
Sydney Allen & Unwin 1990 0044421591 / 9780044421597 First Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Octavo 
108 pp. Dustjacket, now protected, is very slightly wrinkled along the top. Corners of book are very slightly bumped. Internally unmarked, unwrinkled, tightly bound. 
Price: 15.00 AUD
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The Fairy Tale about Ivan the Son of the Czar, the Firebird and about the Grey Wolf, Burkatovskij, Etienne
9 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
10 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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Ragnarok The End of the Gods, Byatt, A. S.
11 Byatt, A. S. Ragnarok The End of the Gods
New York Canongate 2011 0802129927 / 9780802129925 First US Hard Cover Fine Near Fine 12 mo 
177 pp. Extremely light general and edgewear to unclipped dustjacket. All else as new. "A brilliant, highly intelligent, fiercely personal rendition of the Scandinavian mythology -- A gorgeous enrichment and interpretation." -- Ursula K. Le Guin 
Price: 16.00 AUD
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The Marriage of Cadmus and Harmony, Calasso, Robert. Translated by Tim Parks
12 Calasso, Robert. Translated by Tim Parks The Marriage of Cadmus and Harmony
Sydney Vintage 1994 0099308010 / 9780099308010 Reprint Paperback Very Good 12mo 
403 pp. Light general and edgewear to illustrated covers. Faint yellowing to edges of text block and first page. Remains of old security sticker inside back cover. Internally unmarked; solidly bound. "It will be read and re-read not as a treatise but as a story: one of the most extraordinary that has ever been written of the origins of Western self-consciousness." 
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
13 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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The Age of Myth: The Bronze Age as the Cradle of the Unconscious (Mandala Books), Chetwynd, Tom
14 Chetwynd, Tom The Age of Myth: The Bronze Age as the Cradle of the Unconscious (Mandala Books)
London Mandala Press 1991 004440588x / 9780044405887 First Paperback Very Good 12 mo 
236 pp. Light general and edgewear to illustrated covers. A few tiny creases to upper corners and page edges. Internally unmarked; solidly bound. Black-and-white drawings in the text (maps, diagrams). Notes, bibliography, index to Bible. "Egyptian, Greek and other Semite myths throw new light on a cycle of Hebrew myth underlying a tradition that is at the root of the major living religions of the West. This cycle of myth appears to have been based firmly on the zodiac -- a universal ancient cult in which the Hebrews shared, with their 12 tribes corresponding to the 12 celestial signs." 
Price: 15.00 AUD
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The Beast Within: Man, Myths and Werewolves, Douglas, Adam
15 Douglas, Adam The Beast Within: Man, Myths and Werewolves
London Orion Books 1993 1857971558 / 9781857971552 Reprint Paperback Very Good 12mo 
294 pp. Light general and edgewear to illustrated covers. Faint yellowing to edges of text block and outer page margins. Internally unmarked; solidly bound. Black-and-white plates. "Ranging from 'scientific' to shamanistic explanations for lycanthropy, from Lon Chaney and The Company of Wolves to Romulus and Remus, Mowgli, or psychiatric case histories, The Beast Within is a compelling reassessment of one of mankind's most potent and enduring symbols." 
Price: 14.00 AUD
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The Starlight Princess and Other Princess Stories, Downes, Belinda, and Annie Dalton
16 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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17 Druon, Maurice. Translated from the French by Humphrey Hare The Memoirs of Zeus
London Rupert Hart-Davis 1964 First British Hard Cover Good Good Octavo 
206 pp. General and edgewear to price-clipped dj, extensive discolouration. Small splotch to back cover. Foxing to edges of text block and eps. Internally unmarked; solidly bound. Fiction. "There are two ways of reading this book: as a charming and very personal fantasy founded on traditional mythological symbols, or, at a deeper level, as an attempt to decipher a message from the earliest ages, a message which the Greeks interpreted in their own way." 
Price: 24.00 AUD
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18 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 covers. 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
19 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
20 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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