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F15A. Jameson, Mrs, Legends of the Monastic Orders, new edition, Longmans, Green & Co. 1890, 8vo, green cloth over bevel edged boards, gilt titles to spine and illustration to front board, top edge gilt, 48 + 481pp including index, title page rubricated, with illustrations in the text + a frontispiece and 10 sepia plates. The legends of the Monastic orders as represented in the fine arts. Covers marked, spine ends and corners rubbed,  hinges strained, some occasional very light foxing or soiling of text, tiny worm-hole to a few leaves, very slightly affecting text in places but all still readable. A good, cheap, complete and still reasonably sound copy £6

F17B. Knappert, J, Pacific Mythology, 1992, Diamond Books 8vo pbk. 1995, 336pp, with a double page map and a few illustrations in the text. A comprehensive Encyclopedic study. Edges of text block lightly browned otherwise near fine £1.50

F20. Larousee (ed.), The New Larousse Encyclopaedia of Mythology, 1959, Hamlyn 1970, 4to, card covers, 12 + 500pp, numerous b/w illustrations + 34 colour plates. Still a very valuable reference work on world mythology. V. good £6

F020. Larousee (editor), The New Larousse Encyclopaedia of Mythology, 1959, Hamlyn 1973, 4to, card covers, 12 + 500pp, with numerous b/w illustrations in the text + 34 colour plates. Still a valuable reference work and a great introduction to world mythology. Faint reading creases to spine, ownership signature to top of front end paper, contents otherwise clean and tight. Very good - £3

F20BBD. Mackenzie, D.A, The Worlds Heritage, 1st edition, Gresham Publishing 1918-19, 2 volumes (complete), 8vo, matching blue cloth with spine titles and decoration in green, 16 + 452pp + a tissue guarded coloured frontispiece and 8 b/w plates & 18 + 444pp including index + a tissue guarded coloured frontispiece and 8 b/w plates. A collection of heroic mythical stories from around the world, including those of ancient Greece and India, together with several Arthurian related romances. Spines faded, edges of text blocks spotted, some light foxing to first and last few leaves, contents otherwise clean and tight. A good + set of this uncommon title £20

F20A. Marriot, P.J, Red Sky at Night Shepherd’s Delight? 1st edition, Sheba Books 1981, 8vo, blue cloth with gilt titles to spine, 8 + 376pp including index, with illustrations in the text. The weather lore of the English countryside, featuring 1900 sayings explained and tested. Near fine in like (price clipped) d/w £8

F20CD. McNally, R.T & R. Florescu, In Search of Dracula, 1972, B.C.A 1979, large 8vo, black cloth, 223pp, with a frontispiece and illustrations in the text. The historical basis for Stoker’s classic tale, together with related accounts in folklore, a bibliography and filmography. A few faint marks to cloth, minor marks to end papers, edge of text block lightly tanned, contents otherwise clean and tight. Very good in like (lightly rubbed, some very slight edge-wear) d/w £3.50

F21G. Nivedita, S & A.K Coomarasway, Myths of the Hindus and Buddhists, 1913, Senate 8vo pbk. 1995, 12 + 426pp including index + 32 plates (on ordinary paper). Very good  £1.50

FR23SS. Simpson, J, The Folklore of Sussex, 1 st edition, Batsford 1973, 8vo, 8vo, black cloth, 187pp including index, double page map and illustrations in text by G.J Galsworthy. A concise, sound study, one of Batsford’s excellent Folklore of the British Isles series. A couple of minor spots to end papers. V.good in like ( very slight edge creasing, a couple of minor marks) d/w £8

F23F. Spence, L, Myths and Legends of Egypt, 1915, Studio Editions 1990, 8vo, black cloth with gilt titles to spine, 12 + 370pp including index + a frontispiece and 46 plates (on ordinary paper). Edges of text block yellowed, contents clean and tight. Very good + overall in like d/w £2.50

F23G. Spence, L, A Dictionary of Non Classical Mythology, 1st edition, J.M Dent, no date (c.1915), Cr8vo, purple cloth with gilt decorated spine, 12 + 214pp  including 14pp plates included in the pagination. A concise but useful reference work. Edges of text block a little soiled, slight fading to spine, trivial spots to a couple of margins, text clean and tight. A near very good copy £3.50

F24. Spence, L, Myths and Legends of the North American Indians, 1914, Studio Editions 1993, 8vo, black cloth with gilt titles to spine, 12 + 393pp including index + 36 plates and a map (on ordinary paper). Very slight discolouration to edges of text block otherwise near fine in like d/w £2.50

F27. Werner, A, Myths and Legends of Africa, 1933, Senate 8vo pbk. 1995, 335pp including index + a frontispiece , 32 plates and map. Originally published as Myths and Legends of the Bantu. Pages yellowing slightly otherwise clean and tight. Very good £1.50

F27A. Wilson, S, Robin Hood- The Spirit of the Forest, 1st ed Neptune Press 8vo pbk. 1993, 16 + 117pp, a few illustrations. The figure of Robin Hood in relation to the spirit of the forest, the green man, Odin, etc. Near mint £10