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  • PAUL BUNYAN; THE GIANT LUMBERJACK. by Bang, Ray.
    Bang, Ray.
    PAUL BUNYAN; THE GIANT LUMBERJACK.

    Bemidji, MN: c. 1953. Tales of Paul Bunyan and his friends and animals, including Sport the Reversible Dog, illustrated in color and black and white drawings. Apparently a promotion item, with "The Gift Mart, Lakewiew Hotel, Bemidji, Minnesota" printed on front cover. Unpaginged (32 pp. including covers) Postcard of the steel and concrete statues of Paul and Babe in Bemidji laid in.

    Condition: Just about fine in original stapled pictorial wraps.

    Book ID: 85580
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  • STAGOLEE SHOT BILLY. by Brown, Cecil.
    Brown, Cecil.
    STAGOLEE SHOT BILLY.

    Edition: First printing.

    Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2003. dj. Hardcover first edition - A book which attempts to uncover the truth behind the legend of Stack Lee and the incident that led to murder in 1895. Brown tracks the legend through variants of the song "from early ragtime versions of the '20s, to Mississippi John Hurt's rendition in the '30s, to John Lomax's 1940s prison versions, to interpretations by Lloyd Price, James Brown, and Wilson Pickett, right up to the hip-hop renderings of the '90s. Drawing upon the works of James Baldwin, Richard Wright, and Ralph Ellison, he describes the powerful influence of a legend bigger than literature, one whose transformation reflects changing views of black musical forms, and African Americans'…

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    Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2003. dj. Hardcover first edition - A book which attempts to uncover the truth behind the legend of Stack Lee and the incident that led to murder in 1895. Brown tracks the legend through variants of the song "from early ragtime versions of the '20s, to Mississippi John Hurt's rendition in the '30s, to John Lomax's 1940s prison versions, to interpretations by Lloyd Price, James Brown, and Wilson Pickett, right up to the hip-hop renderings of the '90s. Drawing upon the works of James Baldwin, Richard Wright, and Ralph Ellison, he describes the powerful influence of a legend bigger than literature, one whose transformation reflects changing views of black musical forms, and African Americans' altered attitudes toward black male identity, gender, and police brutality." Notes, bibliography, index. viii, 296 pp. ISBN: 0-674010566.

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    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 88784
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  • Brown, Marcia.
    BACKBONE OF THE KING: The Story of Paka'a and His Son Ku.

    Edition: First thus- originally published in 1966.

    Honolulu, University of Hawaii Press, 1984. dj. Hardcover - Includes many woodcuts by the author, based on her experiences during a stay in the Hawaiian islands. 16 page glossary . A very attractive book.

    Condition: Near fine in a very good dustjacket (some short closed tears to the dj.)

    Book ID: 15826
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  • Carroll, Rick (collected by).
    HAWAI'I'S BEST SPOOKY TALES: Local True Spine Tinglers.

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback, not issued in hardcover.

    Honolulu, The Best Press, (1997.). First edition - Stories of inexplicable encounters, childhood experiences, family stories spanning generations, written by many Hawai'ians. Includes a 'guide to spooky places' - a listing of sites on the various islands which have a spiritual or mystical significance. Illustrated, maps. 160 pp plus the 18 pp guide. ISBN: 1-57306-0313.

    Condition: Near fine in illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 29220
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  • ISIS. by Clegg, Douglas.
    Clegg, Douglas.
    ISIS.

    Edition: First trade edition.

    New York: Vanguard, (2009.) dj. Hardcover first edition - A haunting novella of the supernatural - 'if you lost someone you loved, what would you pay to bring them back from the dead?' Illustrated with drawings by Glenn Chadbourne. 113 pp. ISBN: 9781593155407.

    Condition: Fine in a fine dust jacket (as new.)

    Book ID: 54177
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  • ELIZABETH'S CHARM-STRING. by Forbes, Cora B.
    Forbes, Cora B.
    ELIZABETH'S CHARM-STRING.

    Edition: First printing.

    Boston: Little Brown, 1903. Hardcover first edition - A retelling for children of many old legends of Europe including St George and the Dragon, St Ursula, St Nicholas, the Doge and the Fisherman, the doves of Venice and more. Illustrated with 10 photographs and many smaller drawings in the text. xiii, 238 pp plus 2 pp publisher's advertisements.

    Condition: Very good in blue cloth with a red and gilt illustration on the front cover, gilt lettering on the spine (some shelfwear to the edges of the boards and the corners,)

    Book ID: 56697
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  • Gallico, Paul.
    LUDMILA.

    Edition: Early printing.

    Garden City, NY: Doubleday, 1959. dj. Hardcover - Charming small volume - a story of a little girl and a cow which 'wrought a miracle in the diminutive country of Liechtenstein.' Illustrated by Reisie Lonette. 63 pp.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket (previous owner's name.)

    Book ID: 31588
    Keywords: Fiction, legends
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  • LEGENDS OF MICRONESIA: Books One and Two (2 volume set) by Grey, Eve; Illustrated by Tambi Larsen.
    Grey, Eve; Illustrated by Tambi Larsen.
    LEGENDS OF MICRONESIA: Books One and Two (2 volume set)

    Edition: First printing in wrappers.

    Honolulu, High Commissioner, Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands, Department of Education, 1951. First edition - Volume One contains animal and bird stories, ghost stories, stories about parents and children, while Volume Two focuses on the legends of these South Pacific Islands. Both volumes are illustrated with drawings by Tambi Larsen; Volume Two also includes maps by Charles A. Williams. Dictionary and bibliography at the end of each volume. 119 pp, 134 pp.

    Condition: Very near fine in a stapled tan (vol 1) and brown (vol 2) wrappers.

    Book ID: 89271
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  • Ingoldsby, Thomas.(illustrated by Cruikshank and Leech.)
    THE INGOLDSBY LEGENDS or MIRTH AND MARVELS.

    Edition: Later edition..

    London: George Routledge and Sons, 1894. Hardcover - A complete edition with reproductions of the original illustrations by Cruikshank and Leech. Ghosts, spectres, witches, demons, babes in the wood, smugglers, bucanneers and others populate these tales told in prose and poetry. Includes facsimiles of the original title pages for both the first and second series. 607 pp

    Condition: Good condition in red cloth with gilt lettering on the spine and front cover. Top edge gilt. Foxing to the endpapers, but contents are clean - slight fading to spine.

    Book ID: 29764
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  • ANCIENT SITES OF MAUI, MOLOKAI AND LANAI: A Guide to Hawaiian Archaeological and Cultural Places. by James, Van.
    James, Van.
    ANCIENT SITES OF MAUI, MOLOKAI AND LANAI: A Guide to Hawaiian Archaeological and Cultural Places.

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback.

    Honolulu, Mutual Publishing (2002). First edition - Includes many small maps, illustrated with drawings and photographs. Glossary, bibliography. 187 pp. ISBN: 1-566475295.

    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 82133
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  • KNEELING CARABAO AND DANCING GIANTS: Celebrating Filipino Festivals. by Krasno, Rena.
    Krasno, Rena.
    KNEELING CARABAO AND DANCING GIANTS: Celebrating Filipino Festivals.

    Edition: First printing.

    Berkeley, CA: Pacific View Press, (1997). Hardcover - Large format book full of information on the Philippine Islands, their festivals, legends and history. Colorfully illustrated by Ileana C. Lee. 48 pp. ISBN: 1881896153.

    Condition: Ex-library with the usual markings, but overall very good in glossy illustrated boards..

    Book ID: 62525
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  • FIRE AND WATER and Other Hawaiian Legends. by Lyons, Barbara; Betty Rice, illustrator.
    Lyons, Barbara; Betty Rice, illustrator.
    FIRE AND WATER and Other Hawaiian Legends.

    Edition: First printing.

    Rutland, Vermont: Charles Tuttle, (2973). Hardcover first edition - A collection of stories based on legends told on Maui. Although written primarily for children, this will appeal to all ages. Illustrated with both full page drawings and smaller drawings at the head and foot of each chapter by Betty Rice. Includes Hawaiian alphabet and punctuation, a glossary. 91 pp plus a list of books on Hawaii published by Tuttle. Uncommon.

    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated boards.

    Book ID: 83010
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  • THE TAIN, THE GREAT CELTIC EPIC. by Mac Uistin, Liam.
    Mac Uistin, Liam.
    THE TAIN, THE GREAT CELTIC EPIC.

    Edition: 2nd printing.

    Dublin: The O'Brien Press, (1989) dj. Hardcover - An easily understood version, written for both children and adults, of the most famous Irish legend. Tells of the army of Queen Maeve, of her greed, and of the great battle between the warrior Cuchulainn and his friend, Ferdia. Illustrations by Donald Teskey. 93 pp. ISBN: 0-86278-204-X.

    Condition: Near fine in a fine dust jacket (toning to pages).

    Book ID: 78622
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  • MINNIE MAYLOW'S STORY and Other Tales and Scenes. by Masefield, John.
    Masefield, John.
    MINNIE MAYLOW'S STORY and Other Tales and Scenes.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Macmillan, 1931. Hardcover first edition - A collection of long narrative poems rooted in ancient legends, history and fairy tales -among the characters are Penelope, Brutus of Troy, Tristan and Iseult, Dick Whittington, and more. 194 pp.

    Condition: Near fine in dark blue cloth with gilt lettering (bookplate)

    Book ID: 57871
    Keywords: legends, Poetry
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  • Momaday, N. Scott.
    THE NAMES: A Memoir.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Harper & Row, 1976. dj. Hardcover first edition - Momaday's recollection of his early years in the Southwest, growing up with a strong spiritual relationship to the American wilderness. Illustrated with photographs.

    Condition: Fine in a very near fine dustjacket.

    Book ID: 11833
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  • THE DRAGONS OF THE RHINE. by Paxson, Diana L.
    Paxson, Diana L.
    THE DRAGONS OF THE RHINE.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: William Morrow & Co, (1995.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The second volume in the Wodan's Children trilogy. A retelling of the adventures of Sigfrid and Brunhild, set in fifth century Europe. SIGNED on the title page by the author. Background and sources, glossary of names. Map endpapers. 371 pp. ISBN: 0-688-108210.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 73498
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  • THE WOLF AND THE RAVEN. by Paxson, Diana L.
    Paxson, Diana L.
    THE WOLF AND THE RAVEN.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: William Morrow & Co, (1993.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The first volume in the Wodan's Children trilogy. A retelling of the early adventures of Sigfrid and Brunhild, set in fifth century Europe. SIGNED on the title page by the author. Background and sources, glossary of names. Map endpapers. 320 pp. ISBN: 0-688-108210.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 57037
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  • CATSWALK: The Growing of Girl. by Robbins, Trina.
    Robbins, Trina.
    CATSWALK: The Growing of Girl.

    Edition: First printing.

    Berkeley, CA: Celestial Arts, (1990) dj. Hardcover first edition - "In ancient Mesopotamia, Girl embarks on a journey of self-discovery with the giant speaking cat who has raised her." Illustrated by the author. Slightly oversized format. 72 pp. ISBN: 9780890876084.

    Condition: Very good+ in very good dust jacket (some light foxing to edges of textblock with a few spots in the margins and on the back cover of dj, price-clipped, crease on dj flap.)

    Book ID: 56754
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  • San Souci, Daniel (illustrator), retold by Margaret Hodges.
    THE GOLDEN DEER.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, (1992.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - An adaptation of tale from Jataka about Buddha's early appearance as a golden deer in the holy city of Benares, beautifully illustrated with full color paintings (including many two page spreads) by San Souci. Unpaginated. Square format. ISBN: 0-684-192187.

    Condition: INSCRIBED on the front endpaper by San Souci with a small drawing. Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 33434
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  • IN SEARCH OF THE THUNDER DRAGON. by Shrestha., Romio and Sophie.
    Shrestha., Romio and Sophie.
    IN SEARCH OF THE THUNDER DRAGON.

    Edition: First printing.

    San Rafael, CA: Mandala, (2007.) dj. Hardcover first edition - A beautifully written and gorgeously illustrated book which brings to life the beauty and traditions of the Buddhist Kingdom of Bhutan in the Himalaya Mountains as it creates Thunder Dragons that play hide-and-seek in the clouds during big winter storms. Unpaginated. Oversized oblong format. ISBN: 9781601091000.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket (a new copy.)

    Book ID: 42117
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  • THE GOLEM. by Singer, Isaac Bashevis (illustrated by Uri Shulevitz.)
    Singer, Isaac Bashevis (illustrated by Uri Shulevitz.)
    THE GOLEM.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, (1982.) dj. Hardcover first edition - A retelling of the legend of the golem, a clay giant who aids the Jews in their time of need, by this Nobel laureate. Illustrated with full page drawings by Caldecott winning artist Uri Shulevitz. 85 pp. ISBN: 0-374-327416.

    Condition: Fine in a very near fine dust jacket. (price clipped.)

    Book ID: 54190
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  • HAWAIIAN TALES OF HEROES AND CHAMPIONS. by Thompson, Vivian L. (illustrated by Herbert Kawainui Kane.)
    Thompson, Vivian L. (illustrated by Herbert Kawainui Kane.)
    HAWAIIAN TALES OF HEROES AND CHAMPIONS.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Holiday House, (1971) dj. Hardcover first edition - A lovely collection of tale tales for older children, illustrated sepia toned drawings by the Hawaian artist Herbert Kawainui Kane. Glossary, bibliography. 128 pages. ISBN: 0-823401928.

    Condition: Ex-library but with relatively few markings, overall near fine - tight and clean in a very good dj (some biopredation to the front fold of the dj)

    Book ID: 83735
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  • LOVERS & KILLERS. by Turzillo, Mary (aka Mary T. Brizzi)
    Turzillo, Mary (aka Mary T. Brizzi)
    LOVERS & KILLERS.

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback original.

    Colusa, CA: Dark Regions Press, (2012). First edition - A new collection of thirty-seven poems by this Nebula Award winning author Mary Turzillo - "Mary Turzillo sees the bones beneath the skin, and lays bare the nerves. Like shiny scalpels her sardonic and lovely words mordantly reinterpret botany and biology, astronomy and mythologies, crimes and passions, pungently, poignantly." (Ian Watson) 74 pp. ISBN: 978-1937128326.

    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 84982
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  • MYTHS AND LEGENDS OF HAWAII. by Westervelt, W. D.; foreword by A. Grove Day.
    Westervelt, W. D.; foreword by A. Grove Day.
    MYTHS AND LEGENDS OF HAWAII.

    Edition: First thus- a pocket paperback.

    Honolulu, Mutual Publishing, (1987.). A selection of ancient Hawaiian legends, selected and edited by A. Grove Day from the four volumes of collected tales of ancient Polynesian lore. 267 pp. ISBN: 0-935180-435.

    Condition: Very near fine.

    Book ID: 54551
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  • Yolen, Jane.
    HOBBY: The Young Merlin Trilogy. Book Two.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Harcourt Brace & Company, (1996.) dj. Hardcover first edition - A retelling of part of the King Arthur story for older children: in this book, young Merlin is orphaned by a fire & joins a traveling pair of magicians who help him begin to discover his true powers. Decorative chapter headings, author's note about the various versions of Merlin's story. 90 pp. ISBN: 0-15-2008152.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket (gift inscription - from a boy to his teacher, dj price-clipped.)

    Book ID: 32459
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