There are 41 books in this catalogue.
Celtic Myths and Legends
Book Number: 65197
Michael O'Mara Books, London, 1995. 8vo. hardcover. 249pp. index, b/w illus. Very good. / Very good d/w.
Celtic Myth and Legend Poetry & Romance
Book Number: 65194
Newcastle Publishing Company 1975. 8vo. softcover. 450pp. index, b/w illus. Good+, rear cover creased.
Women of The Classics
Book Number: 63873
George Harrap 1927. 8vo. hardcover. 256pp. index. Very good.
Larousse Dictionary of World Folklore
Book Number: 63718
Larousse, New York 1995. 8vo. hardcover. 493pp. b/w illus. Near Fine. / Very good+ d/w.
The Aquarian Guide to African Mythology
Book Number: 29880
Northamptonshire Aquarian Press, 1990 Large 8vo softcover 272pp b/w illus. very good. This modest guide to African Mythology does not pretend to give more than an anthology of myths and mythological figures. There are many myths, legends and fables in the more than one thousand languages of Africa. In some entries a myth or fable is told as an illustration of the mysterious character of some animals, e.g. the frog. The reading list at the end of this book is likewise only a selection. The illustrations too, have been inspired by numerous sources. They represent works of traditional African art, some of them very old, so that in many cases not only the artist and his family, but his entire ethnic group have long since died. These art works are now safely stored in the museums of Europe and elsewhere.
The Ancient Wisdom
Book Number: 58953
Macmillan, London, 1977. 8vo. hardcover. 232pp. index, b/w illus. Very good. / Very good d/w.
The Folklore of Warwickshire
Palmer, Roy: illustrated by Galsworthy, Gay John
Book Number: 22928
London, Batsford, 1976 1st edition. 8vo. hardcover. 208pp. index, near fine. / very good+ d/w.'
The Illustrated Book of Sacred Scriptures
Book Number: 52322
Quest Books August 25, 1998 4to. softcover 176pp very good. Celebrates our diversity and illustrates the common understanding that links all people engaged in the spiritual quest. Gathers holy text from around the world and across the ages. Illustrated with colour photo's.
The Mystery and Meaning of the Dead Sea Scrolls
Book Number: 51665
Random House March 24, 1998 8vo softcover 246pp very good. Fifty years ago, in a cave near Qumran on the Dead Sea, a Bedouin shepherd made a remarkable discovery--a cache of scrolls, in Hebrew and Aramaic, dating roughly from the time of Jesus. Here, in hundreds of literary fragments, was a window into an unknown world--the world where Christianity and modern Judaism were born.
Everyone has heard about the scrolls, but what, exactly, are their contents? Who wrote them? What do they reveal? Do they undermine the authority of the Hebrew Bible? Do they shed new light on Jesus, his sayings and his sacraments? Until recently, only a handful of experts could answer these questions, for only they had access to the scrolls. Now, thanks to the liberating efforts of scholars such as Hershel Shanks, the scrolls are the property of us all, their mystery at long last yielding to meaning. Here, in arresting detail, is the most complete assessment of the scrolls to date. It is a history of their discovery and dissemination, a summary of their scholarly interpretation, and a thoughtful meditation on their ultimate significance. Above all, it is an act of generosity--a great scholar's gift to the common understanding of the most important ancient texts found in modern times.
Book Number: 6054
London, Hamlyn. 1969. 4to. hardcover. 141pp. index. colour & b/w illus. very good, light foxing to endpapers. / very good, lightly chipped d/w.
Book Number: 34348
Cardinal 1973 8vo softcover 192pp index, colour & b/w illus. very good.
Arthur and the Sovereignty of Britain - King and Goddess in the Mabinogion
Book Number: 38886
Arkana 1989 8vo. Paperback. Good reading copy. no marks. 334pp. Index. The stories of the Mabinogion, rich in legend and the primitive magic of the Celtic Otherworld, heralded the first flowering of European literature and became the source of Arthurian legend as we know it today. The author provides the full commentary on these stories, exploring parallel texts and sources and shedding light on Sovereignty, the Goddess of the Land and the spiritual principle of the Feminine.
Myths and Legends of the Ploynesians
Anderson, Johannes C.
Book Number: 39377
Tuttle 1986 Fat 8vo. Hardcover in d/w. Copy very good, d/w with tear to top of spine and top extreme. 514pp. Index. Contents includes Polynesia and its people, Koropanga and lakamakua, Uenuku, Fairies and Taniwha, The Tawhaki Cycle, Maui-tikitiki-a-Taranga, Hina Sister of Maui, Pele the Fire-Godess, The Spirit Worlds, Io, Tangaroa and Creation, Tane and Rongo, The Areoi Society and the Hula Dance, Religious Observances.
The Universe, the Gods and Mortals
Vernant, Jean-Pierre (Editor)
Book Number: 41897
Profile Books Ltd 2001 8vo hardcover 205pp. very good+ / very good+ d/w.
King Arthur's Return: Legends of the Round Table and Holy Grail Retraced
Paterson, Helena - Celtic Art by Davis, Courtney
Book Number: 47192
Blandford 1995 4to hardcover in d/w. 128pp near fine. Index. Illustrated throughout with Celtic Art. In King Arthur's Return, the great tales, myths and legends of Arthur, Guinevere, Merlin, the Knights of the Round Table and the Quest for the Holy Grail have been vividly recreated in the stunning plates of modern Celtic artwork by Davis. Retracing Arthur's past life in a series of cameos from the ancient Arthurian saga.