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ASBJORNSEN, Peter Christen, and Jorgen Ingebreksten Moe (Kay Nielsen)
EAST OF THE SUN AND WEST OF THE MOON. Old tales from the north. Illustrated by Kay Nielsen
London : Hodder & Stoughton, no date , 0.
Tall octavo, leaf height 23 cm / 9 inches. pp (v)-(xvi), 17-285 + blinder's blank front and rear. All edges gilt. Frontispiece and 23 other tipped in captioned colour plates included in the pagination (complete). Numerous black & white drawings. head and tail pieces, and decorative borders, in text. Rebound by the Cottage Bindery, Bath, in full cream bevel edge parchment ("vellum") stamped in gilt, with illustration on front cover within decorative border, spine with lettering and four decorated compartments, decorative border on rear cover, ribbon ties at fore edges. Occasional light foxing in text, mainly in vicinity of the colour plates; else a fine copy. A later printing ca 1920s (first was also undated, 1914, with 25 c.p. with captioned tissue guards). 15 folk tales, translated from the Norwegian, which originally appeared in Sir George Dasent's POPULAR TALES FROM THE NORSE. Nielsen's masterpiece, with stunning highly stylized, beautifully coloured illustrations in an Art Nouveau style, widely felt to the greatest book from the golden age of British children's book illustration. Gorgeous book in an excellent deluxe binding. The Cottage Bindery was established in the 1960s and continues to do fine bindings.
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CREIGHTON, Helen, editor
BLUENOSE MAGIC. Popular Beliefs and Superstitions in Nova Scotia.
Toronto: McGraw-Hill Ryerson, 1970.
Second printing (first was in 1968). Black boards. x, 297, (1) pp. Fine copy, no owner names. Jacket has small rubbed and creased tears at head of spine, small chip to rear panel, VG otherwise.
$20.00 Book Number: 42060 Order / Enquire
DESBARATS, Peter, editor
WHAT THEY USED TO TELL ABOUT. Indian Legends from Labrador. Collected by the Department of Anthropology of the University of Montreal.
Toronto: McClelland & Stewart, 1969.
Quarto. Brown cloth. (xx), 92 pp. Illustrated in brown. Fine in near fine jacket. Legends of the Montagnais-Naskapi of Labrador and Northern Quebec, tape recorded and translated.
$19.00 Book Number: 1797 Order / Enquire
ELWORTHY, Frederick Thomas
HORNS OF HONOUR and other studies in the by-ways of archaeology
London: John Murray, 1900.
Octavo, original dark green cloth gilt, top edges gilt. pp xii, (316). Colour frontispiece with tissue guard and 174 figures in text. Front and rear cover have light spots, VG clean, tight and unworn copy otherwise. Laid in is a 4 page 14 April, 1895, autograph letter signed from the author. Mostly about his travel experiences in Italy but also a few paragraphs answering criticism from Evangelicals about his book (presumably THE EVIL EYE, 1895). A fascinating study of the use of symbolic use of horns (the pointy kind) through the ages, with a section on the Mano Panteo (symbolic hand).
$125.00 Book Number: 32745 Order / Enquire
ENGLISH FOLK-HEROES. Illustrated from original woodcuts from Eric King
London: Batsford, 1948.
Octavo, red cloth. pp x, 182 + colour frontispiece. Black and white illustrations in text, many full page, index. Ink owner name at front, light offset tanning to free endpapers, else fine. Jacket has a little yellowed, with very small chips at ends, two small abrasions near centre; nicks, tiny chip, short tear, along top edge of panels, VG otherwise.
$17.95 Book Number: 46050 Order / Enquire
London: Batsford, 1945.
Second edition, revised. Octavo, orange boards. pp xvi, (184) + colour frontispiece and b&w plates. Illustrations in text, bibliography, index. Bump to upper outer corners of covers, just a little leaned, VG otherwise. Price-clipped jacket has a shallow chip across head of spine, fingernail-size chip and one inch tear to upper inner corner of rear panel, nick to front panel; VG otherwise.
$17.95 Book Number: 46051 Order / Enquire
JENNESS, D. (Diamond Jenness)
ESKIMO STRING FIGURES (Report of the Canadian Arctic Expedition 1913-18, Volume XIII: Eskimo Folk-lore, Part B.)
Ottawa: F.A. Acland, King's Printer, 1924.
Tall octavo. pp 192. 227 figures in text. Front copy has a chip to lower inner corner; splits to spine folds neatly repaired; else a VG clean, tight, unworn and uncreased copy, no owner names.
$25.00 Book Number: 43132 Order / Enquire
Le chien noir : légendes de chez nous, histoires de chez nous
Montréal: Lumen, 1947.
Card covers. 154 p. ; 20 cm. A little leaned, spine lightly yellowed, three tan spots to front cover, VG otherwise. This was Canadian scholar and frequent reviewer of French-Canadian literature W.E. Collin's copy. It has his catalogue card laid in. Note: lighter parcel, any default shipping price may be reduced.
$17.95 Book Number: 47587 Order / Enquire
MONTELL, William Lynwood
GHOSTS ALONG THE CUMBERLAND. Deathlore in the Kentucky Foothills. Photographs by Mike Morse
Knoxville: University of Tennessee Press, 1975.
Black & white pictorial cloth. (xvi), 240 pp + photos. Remainder stripes to lower edge; remainder spray to top page edges; former owner's ink inscription; else fine in lightly used jacket.
$10.00 Book Number: 709 Order / Enquire
OMAN, John Campbell
CULTS, CUSTOMS AND SUPERSTITIONS OF INDIA, being a revised and enlarged edition of "Indian Life, Religious and Social."...
London: Unwin, 1908.
The title page continues: " Comprising studies and sketches of interesting peculiarities in the beliefs, festivals and domestic life of the Indian people; also of witchcraft and demoniacal possession, as known amongst them." Second edition, enlarged and retitled (first ed. was n 1889). Octavo, original purple illustrated buckram stamped in gilt, top edge gilt. pp xxii, 336 + frontispiece with tissue guard and 31 other plates from photos + errata slip. 7 illustrations in text by the author' son William Campbell Oman, Title page in red & black, index. Light sunning to spine and to margins of rear cover; fore and bottom page edges yellowed; inner hinges neatly repaired with rice paper; ink notes in margin on pages 32 and 34, tan spot to pages 328-29 where postcard was laid in; else a VG clean title and unworn copy. The laid in 1910 Indian post card is addressed to the Rev [Ralph]. Smith, editor of "The Ravi", whose copy this was. I believe he was an Anglican missionary. Uncommon book in the market. Note: 1.5 kg parcel, extra postage may be required.
$125.00 Book Number: 42888 Order / Enquire
RAMSAWACK, Al, author & illustrator
THE GREEDY GOAT
Port-of-Spain, Trinidad: Columbus Publishers, 1970.
Tall octavo, (16) pp, stapled in colour illustrated card covers. Damp stain to lower inner corner of last leaf and to top margin of first leaf. Ink name at front, VG otherwise. A West Indian folk tale.
$10.00 Book Number: 41797 Order / Enquire
HAUSA FOLK- LORE, CUSTOMS, PROVERBS, ETC. Collected and transliterated with English translation and notes. With a preface by R.R. Marett. In two volumes
Oxford: Clarendon Press / Oxford University Press, 1913.
Two volumes, octavo, rebound in green cloth, spine gilt lettered with crown device. pp xxiv, (328); (326) + frontispiece in each volume and 2 further plates in Vol. II. Many reproductions in text. Covers bowed. Ink owner inscription at front of each volume; yellowing to endpapers and page edges; else a VG clean, tight and unworn pair. Scarce in original edition. Note: 2.5 kg parcel, extra shipping will be required.
$225.00 Book Number: 38939 Order / Enquire
ROGERS, Grace McLeod
STORIES OF THE LAND OF EVANGELINE.
Toronto: McClelland & Stewart, 1923.
First of this illustrated edition, second edition overall. 8vo, blue decorated cloth stamped to spine and front cover in gilt. Grey-blue on stiff yellowish paper pictorial endpapers. (342),  pp. Frontispiece illustration and illustrated title page on text paper, numerous vignette illustrations in text. Spine lightly rubbed and ends, gilt a bit dulled; ink name and address inside front cover; VG jacketless copy otherwise. A collection of Acadian folklore dealing with the early days of the French in Nova Scotia, this is a revised edition of a text originally published in 1891. Handsome binding, endpaper, and text illustrations by important Canadian artists J.E.H. MacDonald and his son Thoreau MacDonald. Edison E8 : "Design by J.E.H. MacDonald. Lettering , frontispiece figure, and some drawings by TM [Thoreau MacDonald]". Spadoni & Donnelly McClelland & Stewart bibliography #737.
$20.00 Book Number: 41746 Order / Enquire
EPICS, MYTHS AND LEGENDS OF INDIA: a comprehensive surrvey of the sacred lore of the Hindus, Buddhists and Jains. With a coloured frontispiece and 268 half-tone illustrations
Bombay: D.B. Taraporevala Sons, no date (195-),
Sixth edition, revised and enlarged. Contains an author's Note to the Fifth Edition, in which he explains he has added the chapter on the Jains. Quarto, cloth & boards. pp (xx), 146 + plates. Glossary and index at rear. Yellowing to endpapers (offset from binding), else a VG clean, tight and unworn copy in lightly used jacket. Note: 1.5 kg parcel, extra postage may be required.
$25.00 Book Number: 42921 Order / Enquire