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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

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

FRR23.  Radford, E & M.A, Encyclopaedia of Superstitions, 1948, 1st edition thus (revised and enlarged by Christina Hole), Jarrolds 1961, 8vo, blue cloth with black and white titles to spine, new foreword by Christina Hole. The uncommon first issue of this improved guide to the folklore and customs of the British Isles. Small fade marks to tips of spine, minor soiling to edges of text block, contents clean and tight. Very good in good + (some light edge-wear, small chips to ends of spine panel, which is also a little soiled in places) d/w £8

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

F23SW. Sloane, E, Folklore of American Weather, 1st edition, Duell, Sloan & Pearce 1963, 8vo, grey cloth with red titles to spine, 63pp, with illustrations in the text. An interesting study by a meteorologist, indicating the probable ‘truth’ or not of each entry. Edges of text block spotted, contents clean and tight. Upper corners bumped, causing slight creasing to blank page corners, otherwise a very good copy of this uncommon title in good (some light wear to edges, rather spotted and soiled in places, chip to top of spine portion with the loss of first three letters of title) 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

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

F027C. Whitlock, R, In Search of Lost Gods, BCA 1979, 8vo, maroon cloth with silver titles to spine, 192pp, with many photographs in the text. A concise guide to the superstitions, festivals and sacred sites of British folklore. Edges of boards and text block a little soiled, minor spots to end papers, text clean and tight. A near very good copy in like (a few minor marks, light creasing to edges) d/w £2.50

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