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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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  • FIREBRAND. by Bradley, Marion Zimmer
    Bradley, Marion Zimmer
    FIREBRAND.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Simon & Schuster, 1987. dj. Hardcover first edition - A re-imagination of the story of the Trojan War, told from the point of view of Kassandra. 608 pp. ISBN: 0-671-641778.

    Condition: Near fine in a near fine dustjacket (remainder mark, light toning to the pages, crease to upper edge of rear cover of dj)

    Book ID: 65734
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  • FIREBRAND. by Bradley, Marion Zimmer
    Bradley, Marion Zimmer
    FIREBRAND.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Simon & Schuster, 1987. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A re-imagination of the story of the Trojan War, told from the point of view of Kassandra. SIGNED on the title page. 608 pp. ISBN: 0-671-641778.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 68516
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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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  • THE FLAME BEARERS. by Chernin, Kim
    Chernin, Kim
    THE FLAME BEARERS.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Random House, (1986) dj. Hardcover first edition - The first novel (fifth book) by this feminist writer. The story of a young woman who must finally decide to accept or reject her dying grandmother's legacy as the keepers of an ancient goddess-worshipers' sect. 276 pp. ISBN: 0-394556496.

    Condition: Very near fine in a near fine dustjacket (appears unread).

    Book ID: 63964
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  • THE HEART OF THE NGONI: Heroes of the African Kingdom of Segu. by Courlander, Harold and Sako, Ousmane
    Courlander, Harold and Sako, Ousmane
    THE HEART OF THE NGONI: Heroes of the African Kingdom of Segu.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Crown, (1982.) dj. Hardcover first edition - First English language collection of heroic narratives taken from the oral tradition of the Bambara, founders of the 17th century kingdom of Segu along the Upper Niger River in West Africa. ISBN: 0-517-54637x.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 47244
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  • THE LAND OF THE SILVER APPLES. by Farmer, Nancy.
    Farmer, Nancy.
    THE LAND OF THE SILVER APPLES.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Atheneum, (2007.). SIGNED first edition - The sequel to "The Sea of the Trolls" - set in the year 790 AD, this tale of bravery, faith, and loyalty to friends and family follows 13 year old Jack and his sister Lucy as they embark on an adventure where they have to brave their worst nightmares - underground.SIGNED on the title page. Includes an appendix on religion in the British Isles at the time, and drawings of Pictish symbols. Sources. 496 pp.

    Condition: Near fine in illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 47053
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  • Lewis, Janet.
    THE SWANS. An Opera Libretto in Three Acts.

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

    Santa Barbara: John Daniel, 1986. The libretto for an opera by Alva Henderson, based on the Brothers Grimm fairy tale of six princes turned into swans by an evil stepmother, but saved by a faithful sister. ISBN: 0-936784-07-5.

    Condition: Very good+ in printed blue wrappers.

    Book ID: 16469
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  • Llywelyn, Morgan and Scott, Michael.
    ETRUSCANS: Beloved Of The Gods.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: TOR / Tom Doherty Associates, (2000.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Epic fantasy based on the mythology of ancient Rome; the first collaboration between these two Irish writers. Dustjacket art by Boris Vallejo. 335 pp. ISBN: 0-312866275.

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

    Book ID: 31705
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  • THE MENEHUNE OF POLYNESIA AND OTHER MYTHICAL LITTLE PEOPLE OF OCEANIA. Bulletin #203. by Luomala, Katharine.
    Luomala, Katharine.
    THE MENEHUNE OF POLYNESIA AND OTHER MYTHICAL LITTLE PEOPLE OF OCEANIA. Bulletin #203.

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback.

    Honolulu, Bernice P. Bishop Museum, 1951. First edition - Excellent study on the 'night working dwarfs' of Hawaii and Polynesia, starting with Hawaii and including physical anthropology, demography, personality, housing and diet, social organization, myths and theories and then covering the manahune of the Society and Cook Archipelagoes; and the menehune of New Zealand and other characters in Polynesia, Micronesia and Melanesia. Bibliography, index. 95 pp.

    Condition: Near fine in tan wrappers (prev owner's name in pencil.)

    Book ID: 40018
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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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  • GANESHA'S SWEET TOOTH. by Patel, Sanjay and Emily Haynes.
    Patel, Sanjay and Emily Haynes.
    GANESHA'S SWEET TOOTH.

    Edition: First printing.

    San Francisco: Chronicle Books, (2012) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A fresh and funny story, loosely based on the legend of how Ganesha came to write the epic poem of Hindu literature, the Mahabharata. Ganesha is just like any other kid, except that he has the head of an elephant and rides around on a magical mouse. Illustrated in gorgeous bright colors by Patel and Emily Haynes. SIGNED in silver on the title page, with some small drawings of stars, by BOTH the author and illustrator. Author's note, unpaginated. Large square format. ISBN: 9781452103624.

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

    Book ID: 58618
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  • Polster, Miriam F.
    EVE'S DAUGHTERS: The Forbidden Heroism of Women.

    Edition: Later printing.

    San Francisco: Jossey-Bass Publishers, (1992.) dj. Hardcover - The author contrasts the condemnation given to Eve versus the admiration for Prometheus and demonstrates that it is important to recognize the heroism of women who break the rules. References, index, 207 pp. ISBN: 1-555424643.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 34858
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  • THE INUIT IMAGINATION: Arctic Myth and Sculpture. by Seidelman, Harold and James Turner.
    Seidelman, Harold and James Turner.
    THE INUIT IMAGINATION: Arctic Myth and Sculpture.

    Edition: 1st trade paperback printing.

    Vancouver & Toronto / Seattle: Douglas & McIntyre / University of Washington Press, (2001.). First edition - Beautiful large format trade paperback illustrated throughout with 173 color photographs of artistically crafted Inuit sculptures, both traditional and modern. This is the first book to combine the traditional Arctic and Inuit stories and myths - origin stories, tales of great hunters, and more - with contemporary sculptures and statues. References, bibliography, index of artists and index. Printed on heavy glossy stock throughout. 224 pp. ISBN: 0-295-981415.

    Condition: Near fine in illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 51407
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  • DRUM AND CANDLE, by St. Clair, David.
    St. Clair, David.
    DRUM AND CANDLE,

    Edition: Book club edition.

    Garden City, NY: Doubleday, (1971.) dj. Hardcover - First-hand experiences & Accounts of Brazilian Voodoo and Spiritism. Photographs and charts. 255 pp

    Condition: Very good in very good dust jacket (some foxing to the endpapers, rubbing to the dj.)

    Book ID: 31665
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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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