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Heroes & Heroines : in Tlingit-Haida Legend

By: Beck, Mary G.

Price: $6.16

Publisher: Anchorage, AK, Alaska Northwest Books: 1994

Edition: 3rd Printing

Seller ID: 029463

ISBN: 0882403346

Condition: Very Good


xiii, 113 pp, light brown SC wraps w/black lettering w/color illustrated front & back panels. The author has selected nine ancient Tlingit-Haida legends and drawn parallels between their protagonists and those well-known to the heirs of Greco-Roman culture. The legends are: Natsilane, Fog woman, Gonakadet, Volcano woman, Blackskin, Bear Mother, the Girl & the Woodworm, The boy who fed Eagles, and Gunarhnesegmet. The Tlingits & Haidas are in Southeast Alaska. View more info

Victorian Myths of the Sea

By: Behrman, Cynthia Fansler

Price: $7.01

Publisher: Athens, OH, Ohio University Press: 1977

Seller ID: 037289

ISBN: 0821403516

Condition: Very Good


1880 pp, blue cloth covered boards w/wht lettering, dj blu-wht-green w/illustrated front panel w/wht-green lettering. The English have felt peculiarly possessive about the sea. The author demonstrates the importance of this feeling in the late Victorian period. It was a solidifying ingredient of British culture. The author focuses on three particular myths, "the English Self-Image," "the English Seaman," and "the English Navy." View more info

In Pursuit of the Unicorn

By: Bradley, Josephine

Price: $33.96

Publisher: Corte Madera, CA, Pomegranate Artbooks: 1981

Seller ID: 050820

ISBN: 0917556097

Condition: Very Good


unpaginated, red clothcovered boards w/gilt lettering & illustration on the front cover & spine, black slipcase w/gilt illustration of unicorn on one side. Color illustrations throughout the text. Unicorn lore contains maidens and monsters, nightmares and daydreams, tiny fragile creatures, and great charging warriors. The first unicorns appeared in written literature around 400 B.C. by Ctesia, a Greek hisotiran. Prior to Western sources there was apparently a simila... View more info

Four Ancestors: Stories, Songs, and Poems from Native North America

By: Bruchac, Joseph

Price: $16.96

Publisher: BridgeWater Books: 1996

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 051388

ISBN: 0816738432

Condition: Near Fine


96 pp, black clothcovered boards w/gilt lettering on the spine, glossy black-blue-orange-green illustrated dj front panel and orange rear panel w/black text. A collection of traditional Native American tales celebrating the wonder and mystery of the natural world, arranged under the catagories "Fire," "Earth," "Water," and "Air." View more info

Gilgamesh : Man's First Story

By: Bryson, Bernarda

Price: $45.01

Publisher: New York, NY, Holt, Rinehart & Winston: 1966

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 036970

Condition: Very Good


112 pp, brown boards w/gilt lettering, black endpapers, dj brown-grey-blu-red w/color wraparound illustration. The story was first written down in Sumerian cuneiform and is the story of Gilgamesh, wdhich tells of a great flood and of one man, befriended by the gods, who survived by building an ark. In the feats of Gilgamesh and his companion, Enkidu, a monster who turns into a gentle man who loves and respects the King, are found the sources of the great mythological ... View more info

Sstories from the Stars : Greek Myths of the Zodiac

By: Burke, Juliet Sharman

Price: $11.69

Publisher: New York, NY, New York, NY: Abbeville Kids, 1996: 1996

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 019245

ISBN: 0789202832

Condition: Near Fine


80 pp, glossy light yellow-blue boards & dj w/color pictorial front & back, w/color illustrated endpapers in blu & gilt. A book from the Abbeville Anthology series. In ancient Greece the signs of the zodiac were identified with twelve groups of stars. They were also associated with one of four elements - earth, air, fire & water. View more info

INDIAN LEGENDS OF CANADA

By: Clark, Ella Elizabeth

Price: $5.91

Publisher: Toronto, Ontario, Canada, McClelland and Steward Limited: 1983

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 027573

ISBN: 0771021224

Condition: Good+


xiii, 177 pp, glossy red spine w/wht lettering w/orange-red-tan illustrated front and back. Contains tales of long ago when the world was young, culture myths - the beginning of Indian ways of living, nature myths & beast fables, myths & legends of landscape features, a medley of stories and personal narratives and historical traditions. some creasing & wear to the corners. View more info

Book of Greek Myths

By: D'Aulaire, Ingri & Edgar

Price: $35.28

Publisher: Garden City, NY, Doubleday & Company, Inc: 1962

Seller ID: 001539

Condition: Very Good


192 pp, tan cloth covered boards w/brown lettering, dj orange-black w/color pictorial front. The stories of the immortals of Olympus told w/color illustrations & in words. front flap corner clipped, small chip missing bottom front, small tears corners of dj, dj slight wrinkling at top & bottom of hinge. View more info

Social organization of the Western Pueblos

By: Eggan, Fred

Price: $7.86

Publisher: Chicago, IL, The University of Chicago Press: 1960

Edition: 2nd Impression

Seller ID: 036756

Condition: Good


xvii, 373 pp, green cloth covered boards w/gilt lettering. The study was originally presented as a doctoral thesis. The author carried out field work among the Hopi of Third Mesa. He presents the social organization of the Hopi, Hano, Zuni, Acoma, Laguna and has information on the kinship system, kinship behavior and clan system. stamped on all three edges with TxU, card holder on the FPD, remnants of adhesive on ffep, and has some underlining of text. View more info

American Indian Trickster Tales

By: Erdoes, Richard and Ortiz, Alfonso,

Price: $17.85

Publisher: New York, NY, Viking: 1998

Edition: First Printing

Seller ID: 023278

ISBN: 0670878294

Condition: Very Good


xxi, 296 pp, quarterbound w/orange papercovered boards w/brown papercovered spine w/red lettering on spine, dj light orange-green-red-grey w/wraparound illustration. The volume contains more than one hundred tales from fifty-five tribes about various incarnations of the Trickster. You'll read of the Coyote, Spider-Man, Veeho, Glooskap and others. View more info

Coyote Walks on Two Legs : a Book of Navajo Myths and Legends

By: Hausman, Gerald

Price: $17.85

Publisher: New York, NY, Philomel Books: 1995

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 021141

ISBN: 0399220186

Condition: Near Fine


unpaginated, glossy brown-orange papercovered boards w/green-wht lettering on spine w/wraparound color illustration, dj brown-orange w/green-wht lettering w/wraparound color illustration. A collection of Navajo legends featuring the trickster character, Coyote. View more info

The Names upon the Harp : Irish Myth and Legend

By: Heaney, Marie

Price: $93.50

Publisher: London, England, Faber and Faber Limited: 2000

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed By Author & Illustrator

Seller ID: 040805

ISBN: 0571193633

Condition: Near Fine


95 pp, [1], green papercovered boards w/color illustrated front & rear panels w/orange lettering, SIGNED by author & illustrator on the title page, green dj w/identical illustrations, green-light green illustrated endpapers. The tales that tell of Balor of the evil eye, King of the Formorians, Aiofe, teh wicked queen who turned the children of King Lir into swans, Finn, the fair-haired warrior and his hounds Brad and Sceolan, and Oisin who followed his love to her ci... View more info

The Goatherd and the Shepherdess

By: Hort, Lenny

Price: $11.69

Publisher: New York, NY, Dial books f/young Readers: 1995

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 009187

ISBN: 0803713525

Condition: Very Good+


unpaginated, in blue green bwn. light tan spine w/blk letters boards & dj w/blu-green-brown pictorial front & back. As three friends tend their flocks on a Greek island, Daphnis and Dorcon vie for the affections of Chloe. View more info

The Goatherd and the Shepherdess

By: Hort, Lenny

Price: $11.69

Publisher: New York, NY, Dial books f/young Readers: 1995

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 039962

ISBN: 0803713525

Condition: Very Good+


unpaginated, in blue green bwn. light tan spine w/blk letters boards & dj w/blu-green-brown pictorial front & back. As three friends tend their flocks on a Greek island, Daphnis and Dorcon vie for the affections of Chloe. View more info

In the Shadow of the Tower : the Dana Girls Mystery Stories #3

By: Keene, Carolyn

Price: $14.45

Publisher: New York, NY, Grosset & Dunlap: 1934

Edition: ca 1941

Seller ID: 022082

Condition: Fair


217 pp, mauve cloth covered boards w/black lettering, has black chain design front cover. Book is format #1, book #3 in the series, has green & white decorative endpapers. Jean & Louise Dana find themselves involved in series of intensely exciting mysteries when they attempt to help a poor hunchbacked girl. missing ffep, rubbed w/chipping to board finish, worn on spine four places 1". pages yellowing, View more info

Indian Legends of Eastern America

By: Lyback, Johanna R. M.

Price: $38.68

Publisher: Chicago, IL, Lyons & Carnahan: 1963

Inscription: Inscribed & SIGNED by Illustrator

Seller ID: 030217

Condition: Very Good


180 pp, wht-blu cloth covered boards w/black lettering and w/color illustrated front panel, w/color illustrated endpapers, Inscribed & SIGNED by the illustrator on the FPD. Collection of more than eighty native american legends from sixteen states, the New England states, Central & Southern Atlantic states, lower Mississippi states, and the Great Lakes states. prev owner wrote on bottom of the FPD. View more info

My Bookhouse (6 Volume set) - In the Nursery, Through Fairy Halls, Up One Pair of Stairs, The Treasure Chest, From the Tower Window, & The Latch Key

By: Miller, Olive Beaupre

Price: $276.25

Publisher: Chicago, IL, The Book House for Children: 1925

Seller ID: 038910

Condition: Very Good-


6 volume set, dark green cloth covered boards w/color pastedowns on the front covers w/gilt lettering on the boards and blank embossed borders on the front panels, green-white-brown illustrated endpapers. In the Nursery (vol 1) 1925 contains stories & rhymes from Mother Goose and by various authors Aesop, Edith Nesbit, Eugene Field, Edward Lear, Isaac Headland, Kate Greenaway, Mary Mapes Dodge and many others. Up One Pair of Stairs (vol 2) 1927 has stories by Bayard Ta... View more info

Sirena of Salado

By: Mills, Jackie

Price: $20.83

Publisher: Salado, TX, Indian Trail Press: 1991

Inscription: Inscribed & SIGNED By Author

Seller ID: 012239

ISBN: 0962928402

Condition: Very Good


unpaginated, glossy wht-blk boards w/color pictorial front panel & photo of author on the rear panel. INSCRIBED & SIGNED by the author. An Indian legend that deals w/choices & outcomes. A young Indian maiden agrees to swim with a giant magical catfish once a month if he will cast a spell over a Brave, but if human sees her in this form she will remain a mermaid all her life . View more info

The Way to Rainy Mountain

By: Momaday, N. Scott

Price: $11.86

Publisher: Albuquerque, NM, University of New Mexico Press: 1998

Edition: 14th Printing

Seller ID: 036117

ISBN: 0826304362

Condition: Very Good+


89 pp, glossy wht SC wraps w/color illustrated front panel. The booklet retells the Kowa myths that the author learned from his grandmother, the author speculates on the actual history they may symbolize and he describes the Indian life he knew as a child. View more info

The First Sunrise

By: Mountford, Charles P.

Price: $14.88

Publisher: New York, NY, Taplinger Publishing Co. Inc.: 1974

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 023847

ISBN: 0851792537

Condition: Very Good


HB. Very Good/Good. Reprint. 8vo - over 8" - 9" Tall Octavo. 79 pp, cream papercovered boards w/brown illustration front cover & brown lettering on the spine, dj wht w/black lettering w/color illustrated front. A book about Australian aboriginal myths. The myths of the Australian aborigines, which deal with the creation of their Universe & the establishment of the rules of human behaviour that all must follow, are accepted as revelations of absolute truth & are t... View more info