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1 (Garner, Alan). Philip, Neil A FINE ANGER: A Critical Introduction to the Work of Alan Garner
(New York): Philomel Books, (1981). 0399208283 / 9780399208287 First U.S. edition. Hardcover. Very mild crimp to spine crown, one very small, very pale patch of stain to a preliminary page, else a near fine copy in gilt-stamped brown cloth; in a rubbed dust jacket. 
Unusual critical study of the novels of the unclassifiable Garner, whose original, powerful and eloquent works of mythopoetic fantasy include THE WEIRDSTONE OF BRISINGAMEN, ELIDOR, THE OWL SERVICE and THE RED SHIFT. Notes, index, bibliographies. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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2 (Tolkien, J.R.R.) Carter, Lin TOLKIEN: A Look Behind THE LORD OF THE RINGS
London: Gollancz, (2003). 0575075481 / 9780575075481 First hardcover edition, first printing. Revised and updated edition. Hardcover. Fine, as-new, in a fine, as-new, dust jacket. 
An overview of Tolkien's masterpiece and a wide-ranging introduction to the myths and legends it springs from. Originally issued as a Ballantine paperback original, here fully revised and updated by sf author and critic Adam Roberts. 188 pages. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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3 Barry, Mary Elizabeth; Hanna, Paul R., edited by; illustrated by Lynd Ward WONDER FLIGHTS OF LONG AGO
New York: D. Appleton and Company, (1930). First edition, first printing. With b&w chapter head illustrations, decorative initials; orange and yellow illustrated endsheets. Hardcover. A fine, fresh, as-new copy in midnight-black pebbled cloth with orange-and-yellow winged-horse illustration to front cover; red lettering and orange-and-yellow device to spine; in a age-darkened, edge-nicked dust jacket with chipping at spine head. 
Collection of eleven stories---myths, folk tales, fairy tales--the central motif of which is that of flight. Created for use in schools, with study and classroom suggestions. Included: Icarus, Pegasus, the Magic Carpet, Perseus, Sindbad, the Fire-Bird. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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4 Bett, Henry ENGLISH MYTHS AND LEGENDS
New York: Dorset Press, (1991). 088029731X / 9780880297318 Reprint. Hardcover. Near fine; in a fine illustrated dust jacket featuring an illustration of King Oberon. 150 pages; notes and index. Illustrated from drawings by Michael Ayrton and Eric Fraser. 
Photographic facsimile of the original 1952 edition. "Dr. Bett, from a comprehensive knowledge, has gathered into this book an astonishing amount of the vast riches of myth, legend, and semi-historical folklore in which Britain abounds."--The Scotsman. 
Price: 7.50 USD
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5 Brasch, R. HOW DID SEX BEGIN? The Sense and Nonsense of the Customs and Traditions That Have Separated Men and Women Since Adam and Eve
New York: David McKay Company, Inc., (1973). First edition. Hardcover. Lower spine end lightly bumped, otherwise a very good plus copy in a lightly shelf worn dust jacket with internal tape repair to the upper and lower spine end. 
259 pages including an index. Hardcover. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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6 Bruchac, Joseph DAWN LAND
Golden, Colorado: Fulcrum Publishing, (1993). 155591134X / 9781555911348 First edition. Inscribed with a small drawing, and SIGNED by the author to the half-title page. Hardcover. Fine in a fine illustrated dust jacket. Jacket illustration and interior illustrations by Murv Jacob. 
Abenaki storyteller Joseph Bruchac draws on an imaginative mix of Native American tradition and historical facts to craft this lyrical first novel, set about 10,000 years ago in the area now known as New England and the maritime provinces of Canada. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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7 Cadnum, Michael STARFALL: Phaeton and the Chariot of the Sun
New York: Orchard Books/An Imprint of Scholastic Inc., (2004). 0439545331 / 9780439545334 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine, a new book, in a fine, new dust jacket. SIGNED by the author at an event in our shop. 
"Cadnum, whose legendary subjects have ranged from Robin Hood to Norse gods, turns his focus to Greek myths in this fictional telling of the story of Phaeton, the teenage son of a mortal mother and sun god Apollo."--PW. 
Price: 16.95 USD
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8 Card, Orson Scott RED PROPHET: The Tales of Alvin Maker II
(New York, NY): Tor, (1988). 0312930437 / 9780312930431 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Mild bump (production flaw?) to lower edge of front board, else fine, as-new, in a fine, if faintly age-toned, as-new, illustrated dust jacket. Jacket art by Dennis Nolan. Map-decorated endsheets. 
"Young Alvin Miller's magical talent for making things whole becomes the focus of a desperate race to prevent a bloodthirsty war between the Indians and the white settlers in North America. Set in an alternate world steeped in natural magic."--LJ. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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9 Clark, Eleanor THE OYSTERS OF LOCMARIAQUER
New York: Pantheon Books/A Divison of Random House, (1964). B0006DC7HU First edition, first printing. Drawings by Leonid. 203 pages. Hardcover. Small sticker shadow on front pastedown else fine in turquoise cloth with blind embossed decoration to front, gilt stamping to spine, yellow top-edge tint; about near fine dust jacket that is age-darkened and shows some tiny penned notes to rear flap. 
National Book Award-winning excursion into the cultivation of these oysters of Northern France--judged among the best in the world, and into the historical background and the myths and legends of Brittany. By the novelist wife of Robert Penn Warren. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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10 Colum, Padraic, told by; illustrated by Willy Pogany THE FRENZIED PRINCE: Heroic Stories of Ancient Ireland
Washington Square/Philadelphia: David McKay Company, (1943). B0007E5K8Q First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine; in teal cloth with elaborate blind debossed decorations, gilt lettering; in worn, price-clipped dust jacket that is age-darkened, especially to spine, edgetorn, with spots of dampstain to spine panel, chip to upper front corner at spinefold, nicks. 
The Irish poet and the Hungarian illustrator are well-matched in this lovely, lyrical re-telling of Irish myths and legends. Pogany's romantic artwork, vivid and kinetic, is reproduced in full-color plates and b&w full-page, intext art and decorations. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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11 Coville, Bruce, as told to and translated by; with illustrations by Matthew Cogswell THOR'S WEDDING DAY By Thialfi, The Goat Boy
Orlando/Austin/New York/San Diego/Toronto/London: Harcourt, Inc., (2005). 0152014551 / 9780152014551 First edition, first printing: Review copy, with publisher's materials laid in. Hardcover. Fine, as-new, in a fine, as-new, dust jacket. Jacket illustration by Matthew Cogswell. 
"Coville takes a Norse poem called the Thrymskvitha and turns it into a delightful prose romp. The story centers on the theft of Mjollnir, the god Thor's magical war hammer, by the giant Thrym."--Todd Morning. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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12 de Regniers, Beatrice Schenk; drawings by William Lahey Cummings THE GIANT BOOK
New York: Atheneum, 1966. B0007DKKDM First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine in red linen with black titles to the spine and an illustration depicting a man held in a giant hand, stamped in black to the front cover; in a price-clipped, very good plus dust jacket with spine ends rubbed and closed tears to the upper spine edge. 
The Caldecott Award-winning author selected a wide variety of giant stories, myths and legends and retold them here with a fascinating amount of giant lore. Delightful illustrations by William Lahey Cummings depict an unusual assortment of giants. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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13 Finney, Patricia A SHADOW OF GULLS
London: Collins, 1977. 0002224690 / 9780002224697 First edition: Uncorrected Advance Proofs. Hardcover. Very good plus: light use, a few tiny dots of pale stain, some very light, very minor creases; in red wraps with black lettering. 
Finney's debut and the first book in the Lugh Mac Romain series, tells the story of Lugh Mac Romain, harper and reluctant warrior, as he struggles to escape the curse of the Queen Maeve of Connaught. 
Price: 150.00 USD
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14 Finney, Patricia A SHADOW OF GULLS
New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, (1977). First U.S. edition. Hardcover. Top page edge soiled, else a near fine copy; in a slightly nicked pictorial dust jacket with art by Jerry Harston. 
"Although A SHADOW OF GULLS is written with a deep respect for the traditional body of legend, it is a wonderfully vivid and original work, the product of one of the most unusual talents to emerge in recent years." 
Price: 150.00 USD
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15 Finney, Patricia A SHADOW OF GULLS
New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, (1977). First U.S. edition. Hardcover. A tiny dot of very pale stain to the top edge, else a fine, fresh copy in illustrated dust jacket that shows just a hint of edgewear. Jacket art by Jerry Harston. 
First novel by the then 17-year old is, according to Mary Renault, "...a vivid visual picture of archaic Irish life," complete with mythic heroes, Roman spies, bastard bards, gentle mountain folk and faery queens. 
Price: 200.00 USD
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16 Fitzpatrick, Jim, written and illustrated by THE BOOK OF CONQUESTS
(Surrey): Paper Tiger, (1978). 0905895134 / 9780905895130 First edition, first printing: limited issue; one of 275 numbered, handbound copies, SIGNED by the author/artist. Quarto. Fine, in full black cloth, with illustrations debossed in silver and in blind to front cover, lettering in silver to the spine; in a price-clipped, else fine, illustrated dust jacket. Additionally inscribed and SIGNED by the artist. 
Elaborately produced and vividly illustrated re-telling of the Irish myth of Tuan, The Coming of the Tuatha De Danann and The First Battle of Moy Tura. The artist's signature appears on a tipped-in limitation page with his hand-colored illustration. 
Price: 150.00 USD
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17 Frazer, Lady, culled by; with drawings by H.M. Brock LEAVES FROM THE GOLDEN BOUGH
New York: The Macmillan Company, 1924. First U.S. edition, first printing. Hardcover. Mild crimp to spine crown, a few tiny dots of faint stain to front matter, mild offsetting to endsheets, internally bright and sharp, thus about near fine, in blue cloth with gilt spine stamping; in a very good dust jacket: spine-darkened, nicked, worn. 
Passages chosen by Lady Frazer from her husband's classic THE GOLDEN BOUGH, including "The Witches' Sabbath," "The Werewolves," "Binding the Wind," "Christmas and the Mistletoe," "The Jinnee of the Sea," and more. 16 full-page b&ws by Brock. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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18 Gallico, Paul THE STEADFAST MAN: A Life of St. Patrick
London: Michael Joseph, (1958). B0006D9Z6G First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Some minor fading at the edges of the mauve cloth covers, thus near fine; in a like, near fine dust jacket, with owner's inked name and date to front flap, age-darkening to spine panel, mild wear to extremities. Jacket design by Donald Green. 
The author of THE SNOW GOOSE and THE SMALL MIRACLE "takes his readers between and behind the lines of the scarce writings attributed to the Saint and, through story and legend, brings to life...Ireland's patron saint." 
Price: 25.00 USD
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19 Gardner, John JASON & MEDEIA
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1973. 0394483170 / 9780394483177 First edition, first printing. Inscribed and SIGNED by the author to the first blank leaf. Hardcover. Fine; in a very nearly fine illustrated dust jacket with a few short edge tears. Jacket painting ''Jason and His Teacher'' by Maxfield Parrish. 
John Gardner's verse epic retelling of the poem based on the Greek myths, marvellously illustrated with 25 depictions of the Jason and Medeia story from the art of many centuries. An exceptionally nice copy of this difficult title to locate SIGNED. 
Price: 200.00 USD
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20 Harley, Rev. Timothy MOON LORE
(Yorkshire, England): EP Publishing Limited, 1973. 0854098283 / 9780854098286 First edition thus: facsimile reprint of the original 1885 edition. Hardcover. About fine, in a price-clipped and mildly age-toned illustrated dust jacket. 
The moon's influence on the cultures of the world and the beliefs of man, explored before the days of organized scientific observation, and drawing upon the works of poets, story-tellers, wits and humorists. A classic source. Indexed. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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