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  • THE KING OF YS: Volume I: Roma Mater & Gallicenae. by Anderson, Poul and Karen.
    Anderson, Poul and Karen.
    THE KING OF YS: Volume I: Roma Mater & Gallicenae.

    Edition: Original book club edition.

    Garden City, New York: Nelson Doubleday, (1987.) dj. Hardcover - First omnibus edition of these two novels - Roma Mater & Gallicenae - which together are a retelling of the ancient legend of the Roman Empire and the Celtic 'barbarians' they encountered. Includes a geographical glossary, historical notes, maps, and a list of dramatis personae. 655 pp.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 73401
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  • THE KING OF YS: Volume Two: Dahut, The Dog and the Wolf. by Anderson, Poul and Karen.
    Anderson, Poul and Karen.
    THE KING OF YS: Volume Two: Dahut, The Dog and the Wolf.

    Edition: Original book club edition.

    Garden City, New York: Nelson Doubleday, (1987.) dj. Hardcover - First omnibus edition of these two novels - Dahut, and The Dog and the Wolf - which together are a retelling of the ancient legend of the Roman Empire and the Celtic 'barbarians' they encountered. Includes a geographical glossary, historical notes, maps, and a list of dramatis personae. 784 pp.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 73402
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  • Anderson, Poul and Karen.
    THE KING OF YS: Volume I: Roma Mater & Gallicenae.

    Edition: Original book club edition.

    Garden City, New York: Nelson Doubleday, (1987.) dj. SIGNED hardcover - SIGNED on the title page by Karen Anderson. First omnibus edition of these two novels which together are a retelling of the ancient legend of the Roman Empire and the Celtic 'barbarians' they encountered. Includes a geographical glossary, historical notes, maps, and a list of dramatis personae. 655 pp.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 15435
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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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  • LUDMILA: A Story of Liechtenstein. by Gallico, Paul.
    Gallico, Paul.
    LUDMILA: A Story of Liechtenstein.

    Edition: 4th printing.

    Vaduz, Liechtenstein: Quick, (1960.) dj. SIGNED hardcover - Charming small volume - a story of a cow which 'wrought a miracle in the diminutive country of Liechtenstein.' Illustrated by Franz Deak. SIGNED and dated on the dedication page by Baron von Falz-Fein (the "father of Ludmila") 53 pp.

    Condition: Near fine in very good dust jacket (tear on front cover of dj)

    Book ID: 73566
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  • MEXICAN TALES: A Compilation of Mexican Stories and Legends. by Goodspeed, Bernice I. (illustrated by Carl Pappe.)
    Goodspeed, Bernice I. (illustrated by Carl Pappe.)
    MEXICAN TALES: A Compilation of Mexican Stories and Legends.

    Edition: Fourth edition.

    Mexico D.F.: American Book & Printing Co., 1950. A delightful collection of Mexican legends, retold by the author and illustrated by Carl Pappe with 20 full-page wood-cuts. Both the text and the woodcuts are printed in green ink on cream paper. 277 pp.

    Condition: Very good in illustrated wrappers with self-flaps - some chipping and wear to the yapped edges, as is almost inevitable.

    Book ID: 41980
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • THE LADY OF THE SEA: The Third of the Tristan and Isolde Novels. by Miles, Rosalind.
    Miles, Rosalind.
    THE LADY OF THE SEA: The Third of the Tristan and Isolde Novels.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Crown, (2004) dj. Hardcover first edition - An epic re-telling of this legend of early Britain. Map.. 356 pp plus lists of characters and places, and drawing sof the Celtic wheel of the year and the Christian wheel. ISBN: 0-609-609629.

    Condition: Very near fine in a near fine dustjacket.

    Book ID: 58767
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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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  • Momaday, N. Scott.
    THE ANCIENT CHILD.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Doubleday, 1989. dj. Hardcover first edition - Novel based on the ancient Kiowa tale of a boy who turned into a bear.

    Condition: Fine in a near fine dustjacket. (just a hint of wear at the top of the spine on the dj.)

    Book ID: 11834
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  • THE MAGIC JAW BONE: A Book of Fairy Tales from the South Sea Islands. by [Neill, John R., illustrator] James, Hartwell.
    [Neill, John R., illustrator] James, Hartwell.
    THE MAGIC JAW BONE: A Book of Fairy Tales from the South Sea Islands.

    Edition: First edition.

    Philadelphia: Henry Altemus Company, (1906.). Hardcover first edition - Three stories from the Maori of New Zealand, edited with an introduction by Hartwell James with forty illustrations by John R. Neill (best known for his illustrations for the Wizard of Oz books). An appealing small volume, one of several titles in Altemus's Fairy Tale Series. The full page drawings have frames composed of small pictures of items important to the Maori culture, and in addition to these and the smaller entexte pictures, there are illustrated initials at the beginning of each chapter, headers at the beginning of each story, and many other decorative elements. Printed with red borders at the top of each page, red highlighting and decorations throughout. 106 pp plus 2 pp of publisher's advertisements.

    Condition: Near very good in illustrated tan cloth - the signatures are stapled rather than sewn and the center sheet from one of the signatures (pp 37-40) has become loose. Gift inscription on front endpaper. Very uncommon, and especially so in this condition.

    Book ID: 36995
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • I AM MORGAN LE FAY: A Tale from Camelot. by Springer, Nancy.
    Springer, Nancy.
    I AM MORGAN LE FAY: A Tale from Camelot.

    Edition: 2nd printing.

    New York: Philomel Books, (2001) dj. Hardcover - A young adult novel about the dark beginnings of the world of Camelot. ISBN: 0-399-234519.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 59412
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  • STORIES OF EL DORADO by Wait, Frona Eunice.
    Wait, Frona Eunice.
    STORIES OF EL DORADO

    Edition: First edition.

    San Francisco: By the author, 1904. Hardcover first edition - A collection of Native American myths and legends from both North and South America, illustrated with many small drawings and some full page black and white reproductions of paintings and photographs. 270 pp plus a 1 p appendix listing works consulted.

    Condition: Good overall in illustrated red cloth (front free endpaper missing, front hinge cracked, previous owner's name)

    Book ID: 79463
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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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