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  • MOON MADNESS. by Abel, E. L.
    Abel, E. L.
    MOON MADNESS.

    Edition: Paperback original - first printing.

    New York: Fawcett, (1976). First edition - "Incredible Facts About the Influence of the Moon on Man and Other Earth Beings." A discussion of the myths about the moon and its influence on man - including topics like suicide and murder rates, maternity, the growth of plants, lycanthropy (the werewolf syndrome) and more. Illustrated with small chapter headings. Bibliography. 190 pp. ISBN: 0-449-136973.

    Condition: Very good (usual toning to the pages, some wear to the covers, straight spine)

    Book ID: 63347
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  • FIRELORD. by Godwin, Parke.
    Godwin, Parke.
    FIRELORD.

    Edition: First printing.

    Garden City, NY: Doubleday, 1980. dj. Hardcover first edition - Novel based on the legend of King Arthur - he takes us through his life with deep feeling but unblurred by myth. List of sites. 396 pp. Dust jacket by John Cayea. ISBN: 0-38517070X.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket (remainder spray bottom edge)

    Book ID: 80195
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  • Johnston, Norma.
    STRANGERS DARK AND GOLD.

    Edition: First printing.

    NY: Atheneum, 1975. dj. Hardcover first edition - A retelling of the story of Jason and the Argonauts, the search for the Golden Fleece and the tragedy that arose from the unequal love of Jason and Medea. While written for young adults, this is an intelligent and relevant retelling of a story that deals with essential human strengths and weaknesses and one that adults will find worthwhile. ISBN: 0-689-30451X.

    Condition: Fine in near fine dust jacket (hint of fading to spine of dj, price clipped - a lovely tight copy of a book not often found in fine condition.)

    Book ID: 27807
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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 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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  • VENUS IN SACKCLOTH: The Magdalen's Origins and Metamorphoses by Malvern, Marjorie M.
    Malvern, Marjorie M.
    VENUS IN SACKCLOTH: The Magdalen's Origins and Metamorphoses

    Edition: First printing.

    Carbondale, IL: Southern Illinois University Press, (1975.) dj. Hardcover first edition - A scholarly and perceptive study of the changing attitudes toward Mary Magdalen during the past two thousand years. John Lash in his article on Gnostic beliefs states "No one lately seems to have gotten her tawdry image as right as Marjorie M. Malvern, whose Venus in Sackcloth was published in 1975, almost thirty years before the present furor over Magdalene [that is, due to Brown's DaVinci Code] . Malvern shows that 'the connection of the Magdalen with a goddess of loveÉ is unbroken and unmistakable' in European art and literature from classical times. Illustrated with many reproductions of art works from medieval times on. Extensive notes, selected…

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    Carbondale, IL: Southern Illinois University Press, (1975.) dj. Hardcover first edition - A scholarly and perceptive study of the changing attitudes toward Mary Magdalen during the past two thousand years. John Lash in his article on Gnostic beliefs states "No one lately seems to have gotten her tawdry image as right as Marjorie M. Malvern, whose Venus in Sackcloth was published in 1975, almost thirty years before the present furor over Magdalene [that is, due to Brown's DaVinci Code] . Malvern shows that 'the connection of the Magdalen with a goddess of loveÉ is unbroken and unmistakable' in European art and literature from classical times. Illustrated with many reproductions of art works from medieval times on. Extensive notes, selected bibliography, index. Very warmly and personally INSCRIBED by the author on the front pastedown "For --- May you remember the words of Max Spielman 'Ontogeny recapitulates cosmogeny - what is it but to say, Proctoscopy repeats hagiography?' as you view 'Venus in Sackcloth' - with love and best wishes for joy." 219 pp. ISBN: 0-809307073.

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    Condition: Near fine in a very good dust jacket. Uncommon, and especially so inscribed by the author..

    Book ID: 45885
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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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  • THE MINOTAUR TAKES A CIGARETTE BREAK. by Sherrill, Steven.
    Sherrill, Steven.
    THE MINOTAUR TAKES A CIGARETTE BREAK.

    Edition: First printing.

    Winston Salem, North Carolina: John F Blair Publishers, (2000) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The author's first novel, a blend of the mythic and the mundane, two weeks in the life of the Minotaur, 5000 years after he was freed from the labyrinth, and now working as a short order cook in a diner in the South. SIGNED on the title page and dated in 2002. 313 pp. ISBN: 0-895871971.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 67008
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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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