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All About King Arthur.

By: ASHE, Geoffrey.:

Price: £8.00

Publisher: London: W.H. Allen, 1969.:

Seller ID: 20145


1st ed. The story of King Arthur, fact and fiction. Pp. 158, frontis, 57 b/w illustrations. Dark blue cloth, gilt title to spine, illustrated d/w has edge tears. VG/G. View more info

The Age of Fable.

By: BULFINCH, Thomas.:

Price: £3.00

Publisher: New York: Airmont Pub, 1965.:

Seller ID: 16111


1st ed. "Mythlology was used to inspire the younger and teach them while they are being enterained." Pp.292, pages toned. P/b, spine toned. G+. View more info

Land of Zeus: Myths of the Greek Gods and Heroes.

By: DOWRICK, Stephanie.:

Price: £3.00

Publisher: London: New English Library Ltd., 1974.:

Seller ID: 9271


1st paperback ed. Stories of the Greek Gods and Heroes.Pp. 127/1(ad). Stamp to fep. Toning to pages. P/b. Illustd. cover. G. View more info

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Kadmos The Phoenician. A Study in Greek Legends and the Mycenaean Age.

By: EDWARDS, Ruth B.

Price: £135.00

Publisher: Amsterdam: Adolf M.Hakkert, 1979. 9025607969:

Seller ID: 41110


1st edition. "What relationship, if any, do the stories preserved in ancient Greek legendary traditions have to real events and circumstances of the periods and places to which they ostensibly refer?...The present book set out to study the development and interpretation of a substantial group of Greek legends associated with one well-known figure, who was said to have originated in the East. It is intended that it should be of interest to oriental specialists as well as ... View more info

Tales of Cu Chulaind. Irish Heroic Myths.

By: GANTZ, Jeffrey.:

Price: £3.00

Publisher: Harmondsworth: Penguin. 1996.:

Seller ID: 28364


"The stories in this collection were first written down in the eighth century AD but date back to seven centuries before Christ........Told in a unique style that blends romanticism with realism and heroism with humour". 14cms x 10.5cms. Pp 86, slight toning to pages. P/b, illustrated cover. VG. View more info

The Greek Myths 2.

By: GRAVES, Robert.:

Price: £4.00

Publisher: Harmondsworth, England: Penguin, 1964.:

Seller ID: 21244


"The two volumes of this book cover the Creation myths, the legends of the birth and lives of the great Olympians, the Theseus, Oedipus, and Heracles cycles, the Argonaut voyage, the tale of Troy and much else." Pp.412+ folded map showing the sites mentioned in the text. P/b with illustrated cover. G+. View more info

The Greek Myths: 1.

By: GRAVES, Robert.:

Price: £4.00

Publisher: Harmondsworth, England: Penguin, 1964.:

Seller ID: 21245


"In the two volumes of this book the author covers the Creation myths, the legends of the birth and lives of the great Olympians, the Theseus, Oedipus, and Heracles cycles, the Argonaut voyage, the tale of Troy and much else." Pp.370+map of the Greek World. P/b with illustrated cover. G+. View more info

100 Hieroglyphs: Think Like an Egyptian. (Illustrations by Andy Boyce.)

By: KEMP, Barry.:

Price: £10.50

Publisher: London: Granta Books, 2005.:

Seller ID: 29697


1st ed. "Essential reading for anyone wanting to find out what really made the ancient Egyptians tick." Pp. 15/256, line drawings to chapter headings, + 2 maps, press release loosely enclosed. Orange cloth, gilt title to spine, illustrated d/w. F/F. View more info

Indian Mythology. An Encyclopedia of Myth and Legend.

By: KNAPPERT, Jan.:

Price: £5.00

Publisher: London: Diamond Books. 1995.:

Seller ID: 28381


"In this comprehensive A-Z guide, the myths of Hinduism are dealt with most fully, as this is India's most widespread religion with the largest mythology, though there are many entries relating to other religious too, such as Buddhism, Jainism, Sikhism, Ahmadiism and Sufrism". Pp 288, slight toning to pages, inkstamps to verso front cover and fep, some b/w illustrations. P/b, minor sunning and creasing to spine, illustrated cover. G+. View more info

Pacific Mythology. An Encyclopedia of Myth and Legend.

By: KNAPPERT, Jan.:

Price: £5.00

Publisher: London: Diamond Books. 1995.:

Seller ID: 28382


"This vast area of glittering ocean holds a wealth of myths, folktales, proverbs, religions and rituals - and not a few unanswered questions, for islands set far apart have similar languages and customs, while neighbouring countries have formed radically different traditions". Pp 336, slight toning to pages, inkstamp to verso front cover, some b/w illustrations. P/b, illustrated cover. G+. View more info

The Three Dervishes and other Persian Tales and Legends.

By: LEVY, Reuben. (Translater).

Price: £15.00

Publisher: London: Humphrey Milford/Oxford University Press, 1923. 0:

Seller ID: 33929


For the most part translated from hitherto unpublished Bodleian MSS. 15.5cms x 10cms. Pp.12/210/8(ads), owners label(From the library of Edith Mary Webb, 26 Abingdon Villas Kensington) to inside front board, owners name(Molly Webb) to fep. Green cloth, title to spine dulled. G+. View more info

India: Myths & Legends.

By: MACKENZIE, Donald A.:

Price: £5.00

Publisher: London: The Gresham Publishing Company, 1994.:

Seller ID: 21336


1st ed. "This delightful book provides a compendium and guide to the seemingly infinite variety of stories of the Indian tradition." Pp.463, 40 b/w illustrations. P/b. VG. View more info

The Quest of the Holy Grail.

By: MATARASSO, P.M. (Translated).:

Price: £3.50

Publisher: Middlesex: Penguin Books, 1971.:

Seller ID: 14700


Rep. "The Quest is in fact a renunciation of the courtly ideals of the Romances sung by the early troubadours." Pp.304, pages toned. P/b. G+. View more info

When the Golden Bough Breaks: Structuralism or Typology?

By: MUNZ, Peter.:

Price: £12.00

Publisher: London: Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1973.:

Seller ID: 19510


1st ed. This original, provocative study presents a new method of interpretation of mythology, and reveals the wide-ranging implications of this universal phenomenon for many disciplines. Pp. 13/143. Black cloth, d/w. VG/VG. View more info

The Romans and Their Gods. (Ancient Culture and Society.)

By: OGILVIE, R.M.:

Price: £7.00

Publisher: London: Book Club Associates, 1979.:

Seller ID: 27785


Book club ed. "It makes wide use of original material (all of which is quoted in translation) to give a picture of religious life at Rome in the period between 80 BC and AD 69." Pp. 7/135, 4 plates, 2 plans, illustrated bookplate to verso front board. Turquoise blue cloth, gilt title to spine, illustrated d/w. G+/G+. View more info

The Oxford Dictionary of Classical Myth and Religion.

By: PRICE, Simon & KEARNS, Emily.:

Price: £10.50

Publisher: Oxford: Oxford University Press. 2003.:

Seller ID: 20518


1st ed. "We get closer to the truth of ancient mentalities, riven by pluralism, particularism and local identities. The brilliant introduction sets just the right tone of learning lightly borne: thoughtful and theoretically informed, but brisk, practical, insightful and comprehensive". Pp 584. 3 maps. 6 genealogies. P/b. Illustrated cover. G+. View more info

The Hero. A Study in Tradition, Myth and Drama.

By: RAGLAN, Lord.

Price: £48.00

Publisher: London: Methuen & Co, 1936.:

Seller ID: 43937


1st edition. "A study of the unique position occupied by the Hero in mythology, ritual, literature and drama. There are, for example, remarkable parallels to be found in the stories of Theseus, Romulus, Moses, Sieigfried, King Arthur and Robin Hood." Pp.xii/311, spotting to closed page edges occasionally encroaching onto margins, toning to endpapers. Red cloth, dustwrapper toned with edge tears to top front and rear but in a removable clear protective wrap. Good... View more info

Jewish Folk Tales. (Translated from the Hebrew by Hillel Halkin.)

By: SADEH, Pinhas.:

Price: £14.00

Publisher: London: Collins, 1990.:

Seller ID: 29900


1st ed. "An exciting and eye-opening collection, this provocative volume is truly the first worldwide anthology of Jewish folktales." Pp. 18/443, illustrated throughout. Dark blue cloth, illustrated d/w. VG/VG. View more info

Legends and Romances of Spain.

By: SPENCE, Lewis.

Price: £12.00

Publisher: London: George G.Harrap & Company Ltd, 1931.:

Seller ID: 39320


Rep. "I have made an earnest endeavour to provide English readers with a conspectus of Spanish romantic literature as expressed in its cantares de gesta, its chivalric novels, its romanceros or ballads, and some of its lighter aspects." Pp.405+ bibliography, colour frontispiece and further 7 colour plates and 8 black & white plates by Otway McCannell(RBA), spotting to closed page edges. Grey cloth with gilt title to spine. G+. View more info

The Glastonbury Legends.

By: TREHARNE, R.F.:

Price: £3.00

Publisher: London: Abacus, 1975.:

Seller ID: 11213


"The ruins of Glastonbury Abbey are all that remain of one of the greatest monasteries of medieval England - said to be the site of the first Christian church in Britain, and the burial place of both the Holy Grail and of King Arthur." Pp, 134, 12 b/w illustrations, page edges toned, ink stamp to fep. P/b, ex.lib. illustrated cover. G. View more info