Folk Tales and Myths

Literature:Folk Tales and Myths

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Giants
Teale, Sarah
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The Finest Legends of the Rhine
Ruland, Wilhelm
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The Great Petrowski: a Fable
Berriault, Gina
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1 Berriault, Gina The Great Petrowski: a Fable
1582430748 / 9781582430744; Critically-acclaimed novelist Gina Berriault wrote and illustrated The Great Petrowski, an ecological fable about a lonely parrot, lost in a nameless rainy city, homesick for a place he can't quite remember. But Petrowski, blessed with a dazzling singing voice, quickly skyrockets from obscurity to international renown. As a magnificent opera star he finds true love and uses his gift of fame to save not only his native rainforest but all creatures of the earth. The charming illustrations, rendered with the same simplicity and wit as the text, will remind some of of Edward Gorey. The Great Petrowski is a magical love story as well as a moral fable that shows how the gift of talent and dedication to one's art can aid a troubled world. The book has a 1" black remainder mark on the bottom pages. The jacket is a bit rubbed along the right flap, has a few small bumps on the top back, and has minor wear at the bottom corners. Illustrations use color sparingly. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Jacket is in a protective cover.
Counterpoint
Washington, D. C. , U. S.a., 2000, First Edition
Hardcover
New in Very Good dust jacket

Illustrated by Berriault, Gina; 
001535; 
Price: 7.82 USD
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2 Campbell, Joseph, with Moyers, Bill Flowers, Betty Sue (editor) The Power of Myth
0385247745 / 9780385247740; Joseph Campbell was the foremost authority on mythology whose writing, scholarship, and teaching touched millions. Along with Bill Moyers, this book offers a brilliant combination of wisdom and wit in conversations that range from modern marriage to virgin births. , from savior figures to heroic figures, and much more. Well-illustrated in black & white and color. Corners have light bends; 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall
Doubleday
New York, NY, 1988, 
Softcover
Very Good with no dust jacket

Illustrated by Photographs; 
004054; 
Price: 16.56 USD
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3 Carroll, Lewis; Gardner, Martin (edited with Notes) ; Gopnik, Adam (Introduction) The Annotated Hunting of the Snark - the Definitive Edition
"It's a Snark!" . . . For whatever else can it be? Published on April Fool's Day, 1876, this volume remains one of the most amusing and bizarre works of modern verse. Readers are invited along on a fictitious hunt to determine who - or what - the Snark actually is. Includes hundreds of annotations, including newly deciphered riddles and fresh analysis of the text, crisp reproductions of Holiday's original illustrations, including a suppressed drawing of the infamous Boojum. Includes a substantial Snark bibliography. The binding is a beautiful white with gold lettering and illustration on the front cover. ; 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall
W. W. Norton & Company
New York, NY, 2006, First Edition
Hardcover
New in New dust jacket

Illustrated by Holiday, Henry; 
004063; 
Price: 19.32 USD
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4 Chase, Richard The Jack Tales: Folk Tales from the Southern Appalachians
0395669510 / 9780395669518; Humor, freshness, colorful American background, and the use of one character as a central figure in the cycle mark these eighteen folk tales, told here in the dialect of the mountain country of North Carolina. - Booklist These stories were collected and retold by the author. Fun tales of mischief and giants, and things that couldn't be explained. Populated with illustrations. 202 pages including an appendix and glossary. The cover has a 1" white line on it, and on the inside there is a gift ? Nscription. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall.
Houghton Mifflin Company
Wilmington, Massachusetts, U. S. A., 1971, Seventh Printing
Softcover
Very Good with no dust jacket

Illustrated by Williams Jr. , Berkeley; 
001469; 
Price: 8.74 USD
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5 Ruland, Wilhelm The Finest Legends of the Rhine
The dustjacket has wear at the top left and bottom right, and the flap on the front is worn through about half way. The intriguing artwork on the front is in full color. Written by "a true son of the Rhineland. " 124 pages. A very unique book, very small with fictional stories that relate to the Rhineland. 24mo - over 5" - 5¾" tall.
Verlag Hoursch & Bechstedt Bonn
1969, 
Hardcover
Fine in Very Good dust jacket


000489; 
Price: 7.36 USD
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6 Ruland, Wilhelm The Finest Legends of the Rhine
The dustjacket has wear at the top left and bottom right, and the flap on the front is worn through about half way. The intriguing artwork on the front is in full color. Written by "a true son of the Rhineland. " 124 page s, 4" x 5.75" high. 24mo - over 5" - 5¾" tall.
Verlag Hoursch & Bechstedt Bonn
1969, 
Hardcover
Fine in Very Good dust jacket


L-18001; 
Price: 9.20 USD
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7 Rumi (Retold by Arthur Scholey) The Paragon Parrot: and Other Inspirational Tales of Wisdom
184293046X / 9781842930465; Rumi wrote and collected myriad tales for his classic, mystical work The Mathnawi. Arthur Scholey provides an inviting taster to Rumi's great work. Here are stories of magic birds, of ants, mice, hares and lions, of camels, donkeys, and parrots - including some of the earliest parrot jokes on record - tales of beggars, saints, lovers, thieves, fools, slaves and kings, and the angel of Death. As with parables, they reverse and upset expectations, directing sudden shafts of insight and understanding. This is a terrific and absorbing collection. Binding is red cloth with gold lettering on the spine. 175 decorative pages. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall.
Watkins Pub Ltd
United Kingdom, 2002, 
Hardcover
As New in As New dust jacket


001470; 
Price: 11.04 USD
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8 Teale, Sarah Giants
0810909553 / 9780810909557; Long ago the world was full of extraordinary creatures who have come to be called giants. We know that gigantic fauna, wiped out by some cataclysmic ice age, once existed. Their human counterparts have left traces in monumental stone structures, vast cave homes, and even a few titanic bones. But the richest source of information we have are myths and legends. No pantheon of gods in any land is without its giants. This remarkable volume fills an enormous gap in human knowledge. It is hoped that homo sapiens will welcome this opportunity to take giants into their hearts and homes. The binding is ivory linen with light spots at top and bottom edges. The jacket has a few small creases, a 3" crease in the back, and is lightly scuffed. ; Folio - over 12 - 15" tall
Abrams
New York, NY, 1979, First Edition
Hard Cover, Cloth
Very Good in Near Fine dust jacket

Illustrated by Heller, Julek; Scrace, Carolyn; Wijngaard, Juan;; 
003679; 
Price: 10.12 USD
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