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Egyptian Mythology

By Ions, Veronica

Newnes Books, 1982. 144pp & over 500g to post. The gods of ancient Egypt were involved with every aspect of life, from the creation of the world to the ordinary details of existence. They embraced the sun and sky, life after death and the fertility of the Nile. This book recalls these gods, their attributes and the stories about them.. Illustrated Card Cover. Very Good/None issued. 27.5cm.

$10.94

Ancient Stories from the Dardanelles

By LITTLE, Frances Delanoy

London: Andrew Melrose Ltd Ancient Stories from the Dardanelles by LITTLE is under 500g to post, 287pp, is an undated Edition & likely 1st: Hardcover with mustard coloured boards with black impressed titles & a paste-on illustration on front. bw illustrations throughout, some foxing, mostly near the page edges. Some of the chapter headings are Argo, Troy, the Persians, Constantine, Cities of Asia (amongst the XIII). Hardcover. Very Good/Good/No Jacket. 19cm.

$25.52

A Companion to Arthurian and Celtic Myths and Legend

By Mike Dixon-Kennedy

UK: Sutton Publishing, 2004. Mike Dixon-Kennedy's book brings together two of the most fertile areas of myth and legend, The Companion to Arthurian & Celtic Myths & Legends is a unique reference tool which is based on wide research and contains some of the most colourful myths and legends in history. It sets out to clarify this fascinating field and to provide an authoritative guide to the people, places, events and traditions associated with Arthur and Ireland, Wales and the Celtic fringe. Clearly written and lavishly illustrated, the book explores this period from the very beginning, through the Celtic Golden Age - when a Gallic army could plunder Rome - to the collapse of Celtic society at the hands of the Roman empire, and its later revival, especially in the Gaelic countries, such as Brittany, Ireland, Scotland, Wales and Great Britain. 438 clean white well bound pp, approx 1.4kgs packed for post. Hardcover. Excellent/Very Good. 25 Cm.

$18.96

Travelling Heroes Greeks and Their Myths in the Epic Age of Homer

By Fox, Robin Lane

UK: Penguin, 2009. 504 densely packed pp plus index, remainder mark at bottom. This remarkable and original book proposes a new way of thinking about the Greeks and their myths in the age of the great Homeric hymns. It combines a lifetime's familiarity with Greek literature and history with the latest archeological discoveries and the author's own journeys to the main sites in the story to describe how particular Greeks of the eighth century BC travelled east and west around the Mediterranean, and how their extraordinary journeys shaped their ideas of their gods and heroes. It gathers together stories and echoes from many different ancient cultures, not just the Greek - Assyria, Egypt, the Phoenician traders - and ranges from Mesopotamia to the Rio Tinto at Huelva in modern Portugal. Book in great order.. Papeback. Very Good/None Issued. 19.5cm.

$19.69

Hindus and Buddhists Myths and Legends

By Sister Nivedita and Coomaraswamy, Ananda K

UK: Senate, 1994. Taking from the Ramayana, the Mahabharata and the Puranas, the great mythological epics from Southern Asia, this volume brings to Western readers the adventures of Rama and Hanuman in their battle against the demon Ravana, the dramatic conflict between the Pandavas and the Kauravas, and the spiritual journey of the Buddha. 426pp. . Papeback. Very Good/None Issued. 21.5cm.

$14.58

The Sea

By Rappoport, Angelo

Senate, 1995. This highly entertaining book is the author's monument to the ingenuity of the human imagination in attempting to understand the inexplicable. Methods of persuasion include myths, legends and illustrations, (ten, including frontispiece). 287pp. Papeback. Very Good/None Issued. 21.5cm.

$13.13

A History of Cyprus Volume 1

By Hill, Sir George

London: Cambridge University Press, 1949. Previous owner's gift inscription 1st page. dj clipped & darkened on spine, upper corners bumped. 352pp, endpaper maps & numerous bw photos. Sir George Francis Hill (1867-1948), was perhaps best known as a numismatist, although his scholarly interests and accomplishments included a range of time periods and subjects. A classicist by training, Hill built his career at the British Museum's department of coins and medals. In his forty-three years there he produced volumes on coins of antiquity; Greek history and art; coins, heraldry, and iconography of medieval and Renaissance Italy; and treasure troves. In 1931 Hill became the Museum's director and principal librarian, the first archaeologist to hold this post. His four-volume History of Cyprus (1940-52) ranged from Cyprus's earliest years to the twentieth century, and became the standard text on the subject. It is a valuable resource for scholars of the country, of antiquity and of the Mediterranean world. . Reprint. Hard Cover. Very Good/Good. 23.5cm.

$236.99

SHANTIES FROM THE SEVEN SEAS
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SHANTIES FROM THE SEVEN SEAS

By Hugill Stan

Mystic Seaport, U.S.A., 1994. Shipboard work-songs and songs used as work-songs from the great days of sail. Over 400 pages of sea shanties and stories including music, pen and ink drawings, glossary, bibliography and index. Book is in very good condition, tight binding and clean white pages. No names etc.. Card Cover. Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$83.86

AYMERI OF NARBONNE (A French Epic Romance)
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AYMERI OF NARBONNE (A French Epic Romance)

By Newth, Michael A.H. Translation By

New York: Italic Press, 2005. The English translation of the French Romance, Aymeri of Narbonne, the story of the son of one of Charlemagne's paladins who accepts the emperor's challenge to reconquer the Languedocan city of Narbonne from the occupying Saracens. . First English Edition. Card Cover. As New. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$18.23

MERLIN AND WOMAN: THE BOOK OF THE SECOND MERLIN CONFERENCE

By Stewart R.J. (ed)

Blandford Press, 1988. As New condition. No inscription. Unclipped dustjacket protected in removable mylar sleeve.. First Edition. Hard Cover. As New/As New. Illus. by Miranda Gray. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

$25.52

The Folklore Calendar

By Long George

London: Senate, 1996. The Folklore Calendar provides a guide to ancient rites and customs throughout the year in the British Isles where there is a rich folkloric tradition. . First Thus. Soft Cover. Good/No Jacket. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall.

$7.29