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The Story of Australian Folksong, Anderson, Hugh
1 Anderson, Hugh The Story of Australian Folksong
Melbourne, Australia Hill of Content 1970 Third Revised Edition Softcover Very Good with no dust jacket Illustrated by Donald G. Edwards 
Bibliography. Lyrics, music and guitar chords for 91 Australian folk songs and history of the music of the Australian settlers. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 261 pages 
Price: 15.00 USD
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Beyond the Sowdyhunk, Bartlett, Stanley Foss
2 Bartlett, Stanley Foss Beyond the Sowdyhunk
Portland, ME Falmouth Book House 1937 Softcover Good with no dust jacket; Front cover creased, spine creased, pages toned. 
Illustrations by the author. A collection of twelve tall tales featuring the lumberjacks of the Maine woods, including "The Polack Teamster", "The Champeen Moose Caller", and "Honest John Jerryson, Liar". ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 164 pages 
Price: 30.00 USD
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Victorian Myths of the Sea, Behrman, Cynthia Fansler
3 Behrman, Cynthia Fansler Victorian Myths of the Sea
Athens, OH Ohio University Press 1977 0821403516 / 9780821403518 First Edition Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket; Owner name on front free endpaper, jacket rubbed and lightly edgeworn. 
Notes, bibliography." Focusing on three particular clusters of myths, "the English Self-Image," "the English Seaman," and "the English Navy," Behrman draws on sources of popular culture to show what the popular attitudes of the English were and how these attitudes held together a unique Victorian perspective on the history, identity and purpose of the English people." (front jacket blurb) ; 188 pages 
Price: 15.00 USD
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Black Folk Tales Retold from the Haussa of Northern Nigeria, West Africa, Berry, Erick
4 Berry, Erick Black Folk Tales Retold from the Haussa of Northern Nigeria, West Africa
NY Harper and Brothers 1928 First Edition Hardcover Fair with no dust jacket; Boards heavily worn and soiled, shaken, two pages have crayon scrawls. 
x, 80 pp. A collection of thirteen folk tales from Nigeria's Hausa region, many which feature spiders. Gorgeous linocut illustrations by the author. ; 80 pages 
Price: 15.00 USD
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The Story of the Rhinegold (Der Ring Des Nibelungen) :  Told for Young People, Chapin, Anna Alice
5 Chapin, Anna Alice The Story of the Rhinegold (Der Ring Des Nibelungen) : Told for Young People
New York and London Harper and Brothers 1897 First Edition Hardcover Good with no dust jacket; Light wear and toning to boards, owner bookplate on front free endpaper, lower corners of front and free endpapers removed. 
xvii, 138 pp. 12 black and white plates. Decorative tan cloth binding with stylized dragon, shield and sword design in black, red, and gilt on front boards. Titles stamped in gilt on spine. Adaptation of Richard Wagner's Nibelungen Ring operas for young readers. 
Price: 17.00 USD
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Straight Texas, Dobie, J. Frank (editor)
6 Dobie, J. Frank (editor) Straight Texas
Dallas Southern Methodist University Press 1984 0870741640 / 9780870741647 Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
Third printing of reprint of facsimile edition of 1937 title. Tan cloth binding. Index. A collection of Texas tall tales, ghost stories, and folklore by many contributors, including Dobie, Aylett Royal, Louise von Blittersdorf Moses, Julia Beazley, Charles L. Sonnichsen, Mae Featherstone and others. ; Publications of the Texas Folk-Lore Society; 348 pages 
Price: 16.00 USD
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American Folklore, Dorson, Richard M.
7 Dorson, Richard M. American Folklore
Chicago University of Chicago Press 1959 0226158586 / 9780226158587 Second Printing Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket; Jacket rubbed. 
Index. One of the volumes in the Chicago History of American Civilization series edited by Daniel J. Boorstin. ; 328 pages 
Price: 15.00 USD
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The Golden Serpent: an Ancient Egyptian Tale, Fay, Biri
8 Fay, Biri The Golden Serpent: an Ancient Egyptian Tale
Main am Rhein Philipp Von Zabern 1987 3805309481 / 9783805309486 Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket; A retelling of an ancient Egyptian tale about a sailor who encounters a benevolent serpent on an enchanted island who teaches him about the important gifts in life. Covers lightly scuffed, else a clean, tight copy. Great color illustrations done in the ancient Egyptian manner. Illustrated by Fay, Biri 
Oblong Octavo; 72 pages 
Price: 15.00 USD
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Drift Bottles in History and Folklore, Francis, Dorothy B.
9 Francis, Dorothy B. Drift Bottles in History and Folklore
Shoreham, NY Ballyhoo Books 1990 0936335025 / 9780936335025 First Printing Softcover Very Good with no dust jacket; Owner name on front free endpaper. 
Artwork by Kate McGowan Schultz. Bibliography. An illustrated history of drift bottles from ancient Greece to modern times, including unusual facts and anecdotes about their role in history, love, war and scientific discovery. ; 48 pages 
Price: 17.00 USD
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Tunkashila: from the Birth of Turtle Island to the Blood of Wounded Knee, Hausman, Gerald
10 Hausman, Gerald Tunkashila: from the Birth of Turtle Island to the Blood of Wounded Knee
NY St. Martin's Press 1993 0312099282 / 9780312099282 Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
A sweeping saga of Native America told through Native American mythology and folklore. ; 265 pages 
Price: 14.00 USD
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Stories from the Arabian Nights, Housman, Laurence
11 Housman, Laurence Stories from the Arabian Nights
NY George H. Doran Company N.D. First Edition Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket; Lower corner of front boards bumped, pinhole at center front hinge, jacket rubbed and sunned at spine, contemporary gift inscription on front flyleaf. Illustrated by Edmund Dulac 
[1923]. First edition of this reissue of this classic republished in the Books for Young People Illustrated by Famous Artists series. Black cloth with gilt design of man riding an airborne magic horse on front boards. Titles stamped in gilt on spine. Illustrated endpapers. Sixteen tipped-in color illustrations and other line illustrations by Edmund Dulac. xxiii, 27-237 pp. Quite a lovely copy of this collection of six of Scheherazade's tales translated by Housman from the massive One Thousand and One Nights, also known as Arabian Nights and The Arabian Nights' Entertainment. 
Price: 100.00 USD
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The Queen of Sheba, Mardrus, Dr. J. C. ; Mathers, E. Powys (translator)
12 Mardrus, Dr. J. C. ; Mathers, E. Powys (translator) The Queen of Sheba
NY Bernard G. Richards Co. Inc. 1925 Hardcover Good with no dust jacket; Boards heavily worn at spine and corners. Bookstore label on rear pastedown. 
Red and white marbled paper-covered boards with printed label on front boards and spine. Frontispiece illustration. Several pages uncut. A retelling of the Arabic folk tales of the Queen of Sheba. ; 103 pages 
Price: 25.00 USD
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Voyage to Atlantis, Mavor, James W.
13 Mavor, James W. Voyage to Atlantis
NY G. P. Putnam's Sons 1969 Second Printing Hardcover Very Good in Good dust jacket; Boards lightly sunned, owner name on front free endpaper, jacket shelfworn. 
Blue cloth with titles stamped in gilt on front boards and spine. Many black and white photos, maps, illustrations. Map endpapers. The author was an oceanographer who helped designed the Alvin submarine and led a scientific expedition to the volcanic island of Thera (Santorini) off the Greek coast. Mavor believed the cataclysmic eruption of this island during the Minoan era is the source for the Atlantis legends. ; 320 pages 
Price: 25.00 USD
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Son of Two Worlds: a Retelling of the Timeless Celtic Saga of Pryderi, Middleton, Haydn; Toorchen, Anthea
14 Middleton, Haydn; Toorchen, Anthea Son of Two Worlds: a Retelling of the Timeless Celtic Saga of Pryderi
London Rider 1987 0712617795 / 9780712617796 Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket; Beautiful and expressive color illustrations. Jacket scuffed, else a clean, tight copy. 
4to - over 9" - 12" tall; 167 pages 
Price: 10.00 USD
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A Storyteller's Story: Kindy Sproat of North Kohala:  An Autobiographical Oral History, Mitchell, Faye; Sproat, Cheryl; Wiggins, Maka; Wiley, Brad; Kennedy, Joel
15 Mitchell, Faye; Sproat, Cheryl; Wiggins, Maka; Wiley, Brad; Kennedy, Joel A Storyteller's Story: Kindy Sproat of North Kohala: An Autobiographical Oral History
Kapaau, HI Living Journals 2010 0615377432 / 9780615377438 Softcover Very Good with no dust jacket; Cup rings on rear cover. 
xvii, 275 pp. , photos, song lyrics. Inscribed by editors Mitchell and Sproat on half-title. A biography of the late singer and storyteller, who grew up in the remote North Kohala valley on the island of Hawai'i during the days of sugar plantations. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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As True As the Barnacle Tree, Smith, Anita M.
16 Smith, Anita M. As True As the Barnacle Tree
Self Published 1939 Softcover Very Good with no dust jacket; Covers worn at edges, owner name and address on verso of title page, pages toned. Signed by Author
Title continued: Some Tales from the Old Herbals are Related, with a Brief Account of the Indian, Quaker, and Shaker Usages of Beneficial Plants. To Which is Added: A Short Description of Catskill Mountain Herb Lore. Illustrations by the author and a frontispiece engraving by Caldecott Medalists Maud (misspelled Maude on the title page) and Miska Petersham of a woman bending over to pick herbs. Pictorial sage green stapled wraps. One of 1,000 copies, of which this copy is one of 250 signed and numbered copies. ; Signed by Author 
Price: 40.00 USD
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Myths and Legends of Babylonia and Assyria, Spence, Lewis
17 Spence, Lewis Myths and Legends of Babylonia and Assyria
NY Farrar & Rinehart N.D. Hardcover Good with no dust jacket; Penciled owner name on front free endpaper, front hinge cracked, boards scuffed. 
Circa 1930s reprint of this collection of ancient legends. Includes 8 color plates and other illustrations by Evelyn Paul. Dark green cloth with printed paper labels on front boards and spine. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 412 pages 
Price: 20.00 USD
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Venus De Milo, the Spinner:  The Link between a Famous Art Mystery and Ancient Fertility Symbols, Suhr, Elmer G.
18 Suhr, Elmer G. Venus De Milo, the Spinner: The Link between a Famous Art Mystery and Ancient Fertility Symbols
NY Exposition Press 1958 First Edition Hardcover Very Good in Good dust jacket; Jacket rubbed and foxed. 
Blue cloth binding. Index, many photos. Foreword by Rhys Carpenter. Author photo on rear jacket flap. The author believes the famous armless statue once was engaged in spinning and represents "the spinning goddess of creation". ; 99 pages 
Price: 20.00 USD
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Legends of Palau, Vol. I and II, Temengil, Jerome Esebei
19 Temengil, Jerome Esebei Legends of Palau, Vol. I and II
Koror, Palau Island 21st Century Publications 1995 Softcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
Many illustrations by the author. A collection of traditional legends and folk tales from the Pacific Islands that comprise Palau. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 92 pages 
Price: 20.00 USD
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A Contemplation Upon Flowers:   Garden Plants in Myth and Literature, Ward, Bobby J.
20 Ward, Bobby J. A Contemplation Upon Flowers: Garden Plants in Myth and Literature
Portland, OR Timber Press 2005 0881927279 / 9780881927276 Softcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
Foreword by Ann Lovejoy. Appendices, bibliography, index of persons, list of plant saints, list of plants. Many illustrations. An alphabetical volume of plant lore and literary references, from Acanthus to Zinnia. A fun and informative reference for the gardener and plant enthusiast. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 447 pages 
Price: 10.00 USD
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