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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

F020. Legman, G, The Horn Book: Studies in Erotic Folklore and Bibliography, 1964, 1st  British edition, Jonathan Cape 1970, 8vo, textured black cloth with gilt titles to spine, 567pp including index; bibliographical details of prohibited erotic books, together with studies relating to erotic folk songs. A couple of faint marks to covers, ownership inscription to front end paper, faint soil mark to contents leaf otherwise internally clean and tight, very good in near very good (some light edge-wear with a couple of short closed tears) d/w £8

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

F20BB. Maple, E, Superstition and the Superstitious, 1st edition, W.H Allen 1971, 8vo, black cloth with gilt titles to spine, 192pp. A concise popular study the origin and development of popular superstitions through to their manifestation in modern witchcraft. Minor spotting to top edge of text block, internally clean and tight. Very good + in very good (a couple of minor marks, edges lightly rubbed) d/w £5

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

F21FF. Morris, E, Legends of the Bells, 1st edition, Sampson Low, no date (c.1935), 8vo, blind ruled red cloth with gilt titles to spine and front board, 12 + 212pp + a frontispiece and 29 plates; an entertaining collection of legends, traditions, folk-tales and myths centred around bells, religious and secular, world-wide in scope. The merest hint of fading to spine, light damp marking to outer edge of front board, rear board a little marked, half title and final leaf of text browned otherwise internally clean and tight, a near very good copy overall £20

M21FFF. Napier, J, Folk Lore; or, Superstitious Beliefs in the West of Scotland Within This Century, 1st edition, Alex Gardner 1879, 8vo, brown cloth with new laid paper title label to spine, 8 + 190pp including index; includes chapters on witchcraft and the Black Art, charms and counter charms, divination, plant and animal superstitions, etc, together with an appendix on the four great Celtic fire festivals. Corners and spine ends rubbed, boards a little soiled and with some patchy fading, spine darkened, some occasional minor spotting, mainly to margins, text tight and still very clean overall, a good + copy of the uncommon first issue £45

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

F022A. Opie, I & P, The Lore and Language of School Children, 1st edition, O.U.P 1959, large 8vo, blue cloth, spine lettered in gilt, 20 + 417pp including index, with 11 maps in the text. The standard work of its kind, covering customs, initiation rites, superstitions, rhymes, etc. Ex lib, tape marks to boards, book plates to front down and rear end paper, perforated stamp to title with file numbers to the verso. Edges of text block slightly soiled, text clean and tight, good + in like (spine panel slightly faded and with small library label, a few minor marks in places, edges lightly rubbed in places) d/w £6

FR23ABB. Rudkin, E.H, Lincolnshire Folklore, 1st edition, Gainsborough 1936, 8vo, green cloth with gilt titles to spine, 102pp including index, with one text illustration  + a frontispiece and 3 plates, with an introduction by Margaret A. Murray.  A short but valuable contemporary collection of oral folklore, including material on witches, the devil, customs, beliefs and practices, etc. A few trivial marks to cloth, light foxing to prelims, edges of text block and a few margins, text tight and very clean overall. A near very good copy of an uncommon book, the whole edition is believed to have only consisted of 400 copies, of which most were issued in papered boards (the issue normally found) this being one of around only 100 issued in cloth and very scarce as such. £28

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

F23H. Spence, L, The Myths and Legends of Ancient Egypt, 1915, 2nd issue, Harrap 1917, 8vo, full brown pictorial cloth gilt, top edge gilt, others uncut, 10 + 370pp including index + 16 coloured and 32 b/w plates by Evelyn Paul, title page rubricated; a sound popular introductory study to the myths and religious traditions of ancient Egypt, including chapters on magic, priesthoods, the gods, etc. Light soiling to covers in places, spine ends and corners rubbed, spine very slightly darkened, upper corner of front board bumped, margins tanned, some occasional light foxing, mainly to margins, text tight and still very clean overall, a good + copy in the nicest of the binding variants  and increasingly  uncommon as such £30

F24C. Thompson, C.J, S, The Hand of Destiny, 1st edition, Rider 1932, 8vo, black cloth with gilt titles to spine, 303pp including index, with illustrations in the text + a frontispiece and 6 plates; a popular study of the folklore of everyday life, including chapters on amulets and talismans, skulls and bones, curses and spells, the evil eye, witchcraft, animals and plants, etc. A few minor marks to cloth, edges of text block spotted, slightly affecting a few margins, text clean and tight, a near very good copy of the uncommon original issue £28