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Counting-Out Rhymes:  A Dictionary
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Counting-Out Rhymes: A Dictionary

By Abrahams, Roger D. (editor) ; Rankin, Lois (editor)

Austin, TX: University of Texas Press. Very Good in Very Good dust jacket; Pen mark on bottom edge. Jacket . lightly faded with closed tear.. 1980. First Printing. Hardcover. 0292710577 . Yellow cloth binding. xix, 243 pages. Works cited section. A definitive compendium of counting-out rhymes in English compiled from over two hundred sources listing 582 separate rhymes. Volume 31 of the Publications of the American Folklore Society Bibliographical and Special Series. .

$12.00

Folk-Lore in the Old Testament:  Studies in Comparative Religion, Legend  and Law
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Folk-Lore in the Old Testament: Studies in Comparative Religion, Legend and Law

By Frazer, Sir James George

London: MacMillan and Co.. Very Good with no dust jacket; Boards worn and rubbed, owlish author . bookplate on front pastedown.. 1923. Hardcover. Abridged edition. Blue cloth binding with titles stamped in gilt on spine. xxx, 476 pp + 4 pp publisher's ads. Index. Presentation slip noting that book was sent with the author's compliments tipped in between front free endpaper and front flyleaf. Frazer is better known for his monumental work on comparative religion and mythology, The Golden Bough, but this work (a 476-page "abridgment" of the 3-volume 1918 first edition) focuses on just one text, The Old Testament, and its basis in ancient folklore. .

$70.00

Myths and Legends of Babylonia and Assyria
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Myths and Legends of Babylonia and Assyria

By Spence, Lewis

NY: Farrar & Rinehart. Good with no dust jacket; Penciled owner name on front free endpaper, . front hinge cracked, boards scuffed.. N.D.. Hardcover. 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 .

$20.00

The Story of the Rhinegold (Der Ring Des Nibelungen) :  Told for Young  People
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The Story of the Rhinegold (Der Ring Des Nibelungen) : Told for Young People

By Chapin, Anna Alice

New York and London: Harper and Brothers. 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.. 1897. First Edition. Hardcover. 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. .

$17.00

The Queen of Sheba
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The Queen of Sheba

By Mardrus, Dr. J. C. ; Mathers, E. Powys (translator)

NY: Bernard G. Richards Co. Inc.. Good with no dust jacket; Boards heavily worn at spine and corners. . Bookstore label on rear pastedown.. 1925. Hardcover. 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 .

$25.00

Stories from the Arabian Nights
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Stories from the Arabian Nights

By Housman, Laurence

NY: George H. Doran Company. 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.. N.D.. First Edition. Hardcover. [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. .

$100.00

American Folklore
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American Folklore

By Dorson, Richard M.

Chicago: University of Chicago Press. Very Good in Very Good dust jacket; Jacket rubbed.. 1959. Second Printing. Hardcover. 0226158586 . Index. One of the volumes in the Chicago History of American Civilization series edited by Daniel J. Boorstin. ; 328 pages .

$15.00

Black Folk Tales Retold from the Haussa of Northern Nigeria, West Africa
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Black Folk Tales Retold from the Haussa of Northern Nigeria, West Africa

By Berry, Erick

NY: Harper and Brothers. Fair with no dust jacket; Boards heavily worn and soiled, shaken, two . pages have crayon scrawls.. 1928. First Edition. Hardcover. 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 .

$15.00

Voyage to Atlantis
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Voyage to Atlantis

By Mavor, James W.

NY: G. P. Putnam's Sons. Very Good in Good dust jacket; Boards lightly sunned, owner name on front . free endpaper, jacket shelfworn.. 1969. Second Printing. Hardcover. 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 .

$25.00

As True As the Barnacle Tree
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As True As the Barnacle Tree

By Smith, Anita M.

Self Published. Very Good with no dust jacket; Covers worn at edges, owner name and . address on verso of title page, pages toned.. 1939. Softcover. 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 .

$40.00

Venus De Milo, the Spinner:  The Link between a Famous Art Mystery and  Ancient Fertility Symbols
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Venus De Milo, the Spinner: The Link between a Famous Art Mystery and Ancient Fertility Symbols

By Suhr, Elmer G.

NY: Exposition Press. Very Good in Good dust jacket; Jacket rubbed and foxed.. 1958. First Edition. Hardcover. 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 .

$20.00

Straight Texas
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Straight Texas

By Dobie, J. Frank (editor)

Dallas: Southern Methodist University Press. Very Good with no dust jacket. 1984. Hardcover. 0870741640 . 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 .

$16.00

Victorian Myths of the Sea
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Victorian Myths of the Sea

By Behrman, Cynthia Fansler

Athens, OH: Ohio University Press. Very Good in Very Good dust jacket; Owner name on front free endpaper, . jacket rubbed and lightly edgeworn.. 1977. First Edition. Hardcover. 0821403516 . 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 .

$15.00

The Arabian Nights: Their Best-Known Tales
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The Arabian Nights: Their Best-Known Tales

By Wiggin, Kate Douglas (editor) ; Smith, Nora A. (editor)

Very Good with no dust jacket; Boards rubbed, front cover illustration scratched, bookseller's ticket on front pastedown endpaper, front hinge tender, faint foxing throughout. Black cloth binding with Parrish illustration mounted on front boards. 12 full-page, gloriously luminous illustrations by Maxfield Parrish, plus decorative endpapers. Top edges gilt. A handsome edition of this classic collection of tales from the Golden Age of Illustration. Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 340 pages .

$100.00

The Monkey King: 72 Transformations of the Mythical Hero
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The Monkey King: 72 Transformations of the Mythical Hero

By Zhao, Vincent (editor)

San Rafael, CA: Insight Editions. Very Good in Very Good dust jacket. 2011. First Printing. Hardcover. 9781608871179 . Profusely illustrated in color. A collection of seventy-two depictions by different artists of the Monkey King, a stock character in Chinese folklore and literature, who was hatched from a stone egg and was capable of unlimited transformations. ; 261 pages .

$28.00

Tunkashila: from the Birth of Turtle Island to the Blood of Wounded Knee
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Tunkashila: from the Birth of Turtle Island to the Blood of Wounded Knee

By Hausman, Gerald

NY: St. Martin's Press. Very Good in Very Good dust jacket. 1993. Hardcover. 0312099282 . A sweeping saga of Native America told through Native American mythology and folklore. ; 265 pages .

$14.00

Drift Bottles in History and Folklore

By Francis, Dorothy B.

Shoreham, NY: Ballyhoo Books. Very Good with no dust jacket; Owner name on front free endpaper.. 1990. First Printing. Softcover. 0936335025 . 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 .

$17.00

The Story of Australian Folksong
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The Story of Australian Folksong

By Anderson, Hugh

Melbourne, Australia: Hill of Content. Very Good with no dust jacket. 1970. Third Revised Edition. Softcover. 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 .

$15.00

Beyond the Sowdyhunk
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Beyond the Sowdyhunk

By Bartlett, Stanley Foss

Portland, ME: Falmouth Book House. Good; Front cover creased, spine creased, pages toned.. 1937. Softcover. 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 .

$30.00

A Contemplation Upon Flowers:   Garden Plants in Myth and Literature
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A Contemplation Upon Flowers: Garden Plants in Myth and Literature

By Ward, Bobby J.

Portland, OR: Timber Press. Very Good with no dust jacket. 2005. Softcover. 0881927279 . 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 .

$10.00

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