- Keyword = "Mythology, legends, fairy tales and folktales"
Edition: 2nd printing.
New York: St Martin's, 1985. dj. SIGNED hardcover - The third novel in this medieval scholar's Arthurian fantasy trilogy. Dustjacket praise from Anne McCaffrey and R. A. McAvoy among others. SIGNED on the title page. 277 pp. ISBN: 0-312-353227.
Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.Book ID: 61956
London: Macdonald, (1985) dj. Hardcover - The first novel in this medieval scholar's Arthurian fantasy trilogy. Dustjacket praise from Anne McCaffrey. Small format. 257 pp. ISBN: 0-356108007.
Condition: Very good in very good dust jacket (toning to the pages)Book ID: 76378More details Price: $12.50
THE SILENT MAID: Being the Story of Stille Maegth, Her Strange Bewitchment and Her Wondrous Song.
Edition: First edition.
Boston: L. C. Page & Company, 1903. Hardcover first edition - The author's rather uncommon fourth book, a story inspired by Germanic myths about a spirit who is allowed to take human form, but not to speak to those of woman born. When a powerful Baron encounters her as a child in the forest, he brings her back to his domain, and ten years later he marries her in defiance of an ancient curse on his family that forbade the love of a maiden, requiring that any taken to wife be a woman previously wedded. The maiden, however, loves one of his knights and although death follows this disloyalty, the curse is broken and his heirs will live in…(more)
Boston: L. C. Page & Company, 1903. Hardcover first edition - The author's rather uncommon fourth book, a story inspired by Germanic myths about a spirit who is allowed to take human form, but not to speak to those of woman born. When a powerful Baron encounters her as a child in the forest, he brings her back to his domain, and ten years later he marries her in defiance of an ancient curse on his family that forbade the love of a maiden, requiring that any taken to wife be a woman previously wedded. The maiden, however, loves one of his knights and although death follows this disloyalty, the curse is broken and his heirs will live in happiness and the maiden will be once again a spirit who sings in the forest. Frontispiece by Frank T. Merrill with tissue guard. 223 pp.(less)
Condition: Good overall in the original decorated red cloth, with front and spine panels - some rubbing to the spine, corners slightly bumped and a blank mailing label has been pasted on the front endpaper.Book ID: 80173More details Price: $50.00
JOHN HENRY AND THE DOUBLE-JOINTED STEAM DRILL.
Edition: Sixth printing.
New York: Julian Messner, (1956, c 1945). Hardcover - A tale featuring the Black folk hero John Henry who was a "natural man and the greatest steel driver that ever lived." Illustrated with drawings by James Daugherty. A slim book, unpaginated. Rather uncommon despite multiple printings,
Condition: Ex-library with the usual markings, but overall good condition in tan boards, no dust jacket but synopsis from front flap is pasted inside front cover.Book ID: 82838More details Price: $20.00
THE LORE OF THE UNICORN.
New York: Avenel Books, 1982. dj. This book sets down all the information about unicorns and lets one decide for oneself if unicorns ever really existed. Originally published in 1930. Illustrations, notes, index. 312 pgs. ISBN: 0-517-371561.
Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket.Book ID: 36599
PRIMITIVE SCENES AND FESTIVALS.
Edition: First printing.
London: Faber & Faber, (1942.) dj. Hardcover first edition - A study of symbolism with sections on the landscape of the megalith, the Oracle at Dodona, Red Indian Warrior Customs, Mayan traditions, primitive dance and more. Illustrated with 16 plates. Index. 283 pp. James R. Herbert Boone's copy with his signature and date of 1942..
Condition: Very good in a good only dust jacket (edges bumped, chips and edgewear to the dust jacket.)Book ID: 55305
THE GIRL WHO MARRIED A LION: and Other Tales from Africa
Edition: First US printing.
New York: Pantheon, (2004.) dj. Hardcover first edition - A collection of folk tales from Zimbabwe and Botswana, retold by the author best known for his series in "The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency" xiv, 189 pp. ISBN: 9780375423123.
Condition: Fine in near fine dust jacket. (rubbing to back cover of dj.)Book ID: 57852
THE KING OF THE CATS and Other Feline Fairy Tales.
Edition: Trade paperback.
Boston & London: Faber & Faber, (1993.). A collection of 36 fairy tales from around the world which celebrate feline intelligence, intuition, and ingenuity, collected and with an introduction by Stephens. Grouped by themes - Dick Whittington, Puss in Boots, etc - with a significant number of "less known" stories. Stories from 15 countries, dating back to 1256, and possibly earlier and includes tales collected by Andrew Lang, Washington Irving, the Brothers Grimm and Charles Perrault. Bibliography. 237 pp.
Condition: Fine in illustrated wrappers.Book ID: 42929More details Price: $10.00
THE JOURNAL OF AMERICAN FOLKLORE: Volume 55, October - December, 1942, Number 218.
Edition: First printing.
Philadelphia: The American Folklore Society, (1942). First edition - Associate editors include Aurelio M. Espinosa, Franz Boas, George Herzog, Ralph S. Boggs and Marius Barbeau. Features articles on Folk Medicine and Folk Science by Warren La Barre; on the Louisiana Negro ceremony of Easter Rock; Loup Garou tales from Haiti and more. Book reviews, Notes, index. Pages 197-268.
Condition: Very good overall - some minor wear to the edges of the printed brown covers.Book ID: 55910
OLD TALES OF JAPAN: Volume I.
Edition: First edition.
Japan: Dai-Nippon Printing Co, (1947). Hardcover first edition - Three Japanese folk tales translated into English by Yasuda and illustrated with full color plates and some smaller black and white drawings by Yoshinobu Sakakura. Includes The Story of Shitakiri Suzume (The Tongue-cut Sparrow), The Story of Nezumi No Yomeiri (The Marriage of a Mouse) and The Story of Urashima Taro (The Fisherman). The first of four volumes of Japanese folk tales published just after World War II. Foreword by Elizabeth Grey Vining. 92 pp plus final illustration and a list of the 4 volumes. Decorative endpapers.
Condition: Good overall in illustrated red boards (usual toning to the pages)Book ID: 79990More details Price: $28.50
THE FLOOD FROM HEAVEN: Deciphering the Atlantis Legend.
Edition: Book club edition.
New York: Morrow, (1992.) dj. Hardcover - A different interpretation of the Atlantis myth - one which contends that Plato's tale of a lost advanced civilization is actually the retelling of an ancient Egyptioan account of the Trojan War.Illustrated with photographs and drawings.Extensive notes, bibliography, index. 256 pp.,. ISBN: 0-688-113508.
Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket.Book ID: 51412