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Myth, Religion & Folklore

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Myth, Religion & Folklore

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1 "I'm A Man That Works": The Biography of Don Mitchell of Merrill, Maine [Northeast Folklore Vol. XIX (1978)] 
Mitchell, Roger E.
Orono, ME: The University Press for the Northeast Folklore Society, 1978. First Thus
Soft cover 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Fine. Book 
Stiff pictorial wraps. As issued. 130 pp. 041715 
Price: 10.00 USD
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2 "Suthin'" (it's the opposite of nothin'): An Oral History of Grover Morrison's Woods Operation at Little Musquash Lake, 1945-1947 [Northeast Folklore Vol. XVIII (1977)] 
Ballew, Stephen, Joan Brooks, Dona Brotz and Edward Ives
Orono, ME: The University Press for the Northeast Folklore Society, 1977. First Thus
Soft cover 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Fine. Book 
Stiff pictorial wraps. As issued. 117 pp., corrections sheet laid in. 041714 
Price: 10.00 USD
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3 14th-Century English Mystics Newsletter [21 assorted issues, partial run] 
Bradley, Ritamary, and Valerie M. Lagorio (editors)
Davenport and Iowa City, IA: Saint Ambrose College / University of Iowa, First Edition
Original Wraps 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Very Good. 
Partial run of 21 issues of newsletter, 1975-1983, early issues running a mere 8 pp., later issues averaging about 50 pp. per issue. Moderate handling wear, several issues with front cover annotations. Front cover of each issue shows small price sticker. Early issues are approx. 8.5" x 7", later issues 8.5" x 5.5". Grouping consists of I.4, II.1-2 (combined), II.4, III.1-4, IV.1-4, V.1, V.2, VI.3, VI.4, 7.1, VII.4, VIII.1, VIII.3, VIII.4, IX.4, representing the better part of the first 9 volumes, 1975-83. Scarce. Sold as a grouping only, not available individually. This periodical was later renamed "Mystics Quarterly." 007023 
Price: 45.00 USD
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4 A Bibliography of Folklore as Contained in the First Eighty Years of the Publications of the Folklore Society 
Bonser, Wilfrid
London: William Glaisher for the Folk-Lore Society, 1961. 1st Edition
Hardcover 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Fine. N/A Book 
Rust glazed cloth, lettered and decorated in gilt and black. Very slight shelf wear, slight puckering to cloth along fore-edges, otherwise essentially as issued. xv,126 pp. 041495 
Price: 14.95 USD
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5 A Book of Folk-Lore 
Baring-Gould, S. [Rev. Sabine Baring-Gould]
London: W. Collins Sons & Co. Ltd., 
Hardcover 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. VG+. No Jacket Book 
Light brown cloth-effect paper covered boards, lettered in gilt. Mild shelf wear with light crease to lower front cover, mildly sunned spine panel, minor binding lean. Firm binding, clean interior. 264 pp. Undated. 041615 
Price: 10.00 USD
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6 A Collection of Choice Sermons, by the Rev. J. C. Albertus Helfenstein, Formerly Pastor of Germantown, Pa. 
Helfenstein, Rev. J. C. Albertus; I. Daniel Rupp (transl.)
Carlisle, PA: Rev. Charles Helfenstein [Printed by George Fleming], 1832. First Thus
Full-Leather 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. Good. N/A 
Full original calf, gilt on burgundy title label mounted on upper spine. Rebacked in brown leather, less than professionally but providing a sturdy repair, with original title label retained. Rubbed edges, exposed corners, surface rubbing to both covers. Interior shows typical foxing, generally light, first several leaves showing minor loss in margins from silverfishing. xi,261 pp. A still useful copy, with firm and intact binding. Scarce Carlisle imprint. Text in English (translated from the German). 034401 
Price: 40.00 USD
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7 A Concise Statement of the Principles of the Only True Church According to the Gospel of the Present Appearance of Christ... [Mother's Work Series No. 2] 
Whittaker, James
United Society, 1963. 
Original Wraps 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Fine. Book 
Booklet, tan wraps, lettered in black. Essentially as issued. 14 pp. Reprint of the first Shaker imprint, printed by Haswell & Russell at Bennington, Vermont in 1790, with facsimile title page on front cover. 037728 
Price: 10.00 USD
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8 A Dictionary of Christian Antiquities, Being a Continuation of the "Dictionary of the Bible" 
Smith, William, and Samuel Cheetham
Hartford, CT: J. B. Burr Publishing Co., 1880. First Thus
Three-Quarter Leather 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. VG+. N/A 
Complete in two (2) volumes, uniformly bound in 3/4 calf, brown cloth covered boards. Leather is modestly rubbed but reconditioned and reasonably intact, with exposure at most corners but not displaying any tears or significant abrasions. Lacking title labels on Vol. I (lettering very neatly filled in with ink), main title label partial on Vol. II (second label intact). Minimally ex-library, with institutional book plates mounted on front pastdowns of each volume, stamps on title pages and rear pastedowns, otherwise clean. xiv,1069 + x,1070-2060 pp., illus. w/ figures in text. Firm bindings, clean interiors. Vol. I title page shows closed tearing and slight loss beneath cartouche, slight closed tear to Vol. I front flyleaf. Overall, better than average. 025438 
Price: 60.00 USD
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9 A Dissertation on the Ancient Pagan Mysteries. Wherein the Opinions of Bp. Warburton and Dr. Leland on This Subject, are Particularly Considered. 
[Towne, John]
London: Printed for L. Davis and C. Reymers, Opposite Gray's Inn Gate, Holbourn, 1766. First Edition
Hard Cover 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Good-VG. Not Issued 
Black 1/4 cloth, gray paper over boards, short title stamped in gilt on spine panel, clearly a later rebinding, likely dating to early 20th century. Text block is laid paper, with deckled edges. 66 pp. Title page moderately soiled, contents otherwise generally clean. Both flyleaves (not original to publication) are partially detached. Boards show rubbed edges with exposed corners, with frayed spine extremities. Binding functional though not especially attractive, contents deserve better and would be much improved by rebinding. Exceptionally scarce. GR097 
Price: 250.00 USD
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10 A Group of Eastern Romances and Stories from the Persian, Tamil, and Urdu [Limited Edition, #36/52] 
Clouston, W. A. (intro., notes, appendix)
Privately Printed, 1889. Limited Edition
Half-Leather 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Very Good. N/A Book 
Light brown 1/2 calf, rust textured cloth covered boards, 5 raised spine bands with title label in gilt, marbled text block edges and endpapers. No. 36 of a first limited edition limited to 52 copies, hand-numbered on limitation statement on main title verso (followed by an issue of 300 copies). Leather is nicely intact, darkened along spine panel, with mild rubbing/exposure to corners. Firm binding. xl,586 pp. Exceptionally scarce in this (limited) edition. 041606 
Price: 350.00 USD
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11 A Handbook of Irish Folklore B0062ES0ZA
O Suilleabhain [O'Sullivan], Sean; Seamus O Duilearga (intro.); Seán Ó Súilleabháín; Séamus Ó Duilearga (Introduction)
Dublin: Educational Company of Ireland Ltd. for Folklore of Ireland Society, 1942. 1st Edition
Hardcover 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Near Fine. No Jacket Book 
Dark blue pebbled cloth, lettered in gilt. Minor shelf wear, spine panel and joints mildly toned, two minor scuffs/nicks along back cover fore-edge. Firm binding, clean interior. xxxi,699 pp., errata slip tipped in. Exceptionally scarce original edition of an essential and highly influential work on Irish folklore. 041487 
Price: 250.00 USD
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12 A Handbook of Irish Folklore B0006CAL2Y
O Suilleabhain, Sean [Sean O'Sullivan]; Seamus O Duilearga (intro.)
Detroit, MI: Singing Tree Press, 1970. First Thus
Hardcover 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Near Fine. No Jacket Book 
Green cloth, lettered in gold foil. Facsimile reprint of original 1942 edition. [iv],xxxii,699 pp. Slight shelf wear, a bit rubbed along bottom edges and with slightly soiled bottom text block corner. Former owner's signature on rear flyleaf. Scarce. 041613 
Price: 95.00 USD
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13 A History of Bible Translation and the North American Contribution 155540572X / 9781555405724
Orlinsky, Harry M.;Bratcher, Robert G.
Atlanta, GA: Scholars Press, 1991. First Edition
Softcover 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Near Fine. 
Society of Biblical Literature Centennial Publications. Stiff paper wraps. xv,359 pp. Slight shelf wear, minor crease to bottom front corner, former owner's name tag tipped inside front cover. Square, uncreased binding. 026873 
Price: 19.95 USD
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14 A History of Eroticism: Antiquity 
Brusendorff, Ove, and Poul Henningsen
New York: Lyle Stuart, First U.S. Edition
Soft Cover 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Very Good. 
Originally issued 1963 in Copenhagen, no indication of printing on this edition but presumed U.S. 1st. 96 pp., illus. w/ b&w photographs. Light shelf wear, slight lean with one binding crease, small area of surface paper loss along lower front joint. MYTH0011 
Price: 7.50 USD
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15 A History of Science and its Relation with Philosophy and Religion [Third Edition, Revised and Enlarged] 
Dampier, Sir William Cecil
Cambridge and New York: Cambridge University Press/Macmillan Co., 1946. Third Edition
Cloth 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Very Good. No Jacket 
Gray cloth, lettered in black. Mild shelf wear, a bit rubbed at corners and spine extremities, mild dampstaining evident at top front corner (a minor cosmetic issue not extending to interior). Firm binding, clean interior. xxiii,574 pp. March 1946 ptg. 026018 
Price: 7.50 USD
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16 A Journey with the Saints 
Kepler, Thomas S.
Cleveland and New York: World Publishing Company, 1951. First Edition
Cloth 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Near Fine. No Jacket 
Black cloth, lettered in gilt. 150 pp. Bookplate of former owner, Mennonite scholar Dr. Donald Durnbaugh, on front flyleaf. Light shelf wear, spine lettering partially rubbed, otherwise virtually as issued. 009467 
Price: 7.50 USD
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17 A Manual for Field Workers [Northeast Folklore Vol. XV (1974)] 
Ives, Edward D.
Orono, ME: The University Press for the Northeast Folklore Society, 1974. First Thus
Soft cover 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Fine. Book 
Stiff pictorial wraps. As issued. 76 pp. 041712 
Price: 10.00 USD
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18 A Manual of Ancient History, From the Remotest Times to the Overthrow of the Western Empire, A.D. 476 
Schmitz, Leonhard
New York: John Wurtele Lovell, 
Cloth 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. Very Good. Not Issued 
5th edition. Brown cloth, spine panel lettered in gilt. Modest shelf wear, corners a bit rubbed, slightly frayed at head of spine. Former ownership stamps on front endpapers, former owner signature at top of title page, dated 1882. 579 pp. GR224 
Price: 9.50 USD
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19 A Panorama of the English Bible 
Newgass, Edgar
Bushey Heath, Hertfordshire, U.K.: A. E. Callam, 1964. First Edition
Cloth 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Near Fine. No Jacket Inscribed by Author(s)
Dark blue cloth, lettered in gilt. Slight shelf wear, mild glue residue on rear pastedown only. Inscribed by author, though not signed, on front flyleaf: "Rev. Deane Edwards / with the author's / very grateful appreciation." 74 pp., illus. w/ 24 b&w plates. 026867 
Price: 10.00 USD
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20 A Postmodern Revelation: Signs of Astrology and the Apocalypse 0802041728 / 9780802041722
Chevalier, Jacques M.
Toronto, Ontario, Canada: University of Toronto Press, 1997. First Edition
Cloth 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Fine. Not Issued 
Red cloth, lettered in black. As issued. xiii,415 pp. 026797 
Price: 25.00 USD
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21 A View of the Evidences of Christianity in Three Parts: Part I. Of the direct historical evidence of Christianity, ... Part II. Of the auxiliary evidence of Christianity. Part III. A brief consideration of some popular objections 
Paley, William
Philadelphia, PA: James Webster, 1814. First Thus
Full-Leather 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Good-VG. 
Full original calf, spine panel lettered and banded in gilt. Minimally ex-library, institutional non-circulating, unmarked on exterior but showing clear-coated spine panel and joints, institutional book plate and former owner's signature and purchase notation on front pastedown, withdrawn stamp on both pastedowns. Leather shows a few surface marks but remains quite decent, with some rubbing to corners and minor exposure to one (bottom front). Front board shows leather separation along most of joint, reattached with library tape along inner hinge and firm; leather partially separated along portion of upper rear joint; binding firm. xii,443 pp. Text block edges typically darkened by age, some internal toning but nicely intact. Originally published 1794, here in its apparent second Philadelphia (also second American?) edition, after Dodson's 1795 printing. 034034 
Price: 75.00 USD
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22 A Vow of Conversation: Journals 1964-1965 0374285357 / 9780374285357
Merton, Thomas
New York: Farrar Straus Giroux, 1988. First Edition
Hard Cover 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Fine. Fine 
Blue 1/4 cloth, blue-gray paper over boards. As issued. xi,212 pp. 013908 
Price: 7.50 USD
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23 Adventures in Light and Color: An Introduction to the Stained Glass Craft 
Connick, Charles J. [Charles D. Maginnis (fwd.)]
New York: Random House, 1937. First Thus
Cloth Folio - over 12" - 15" tall. Good. No Jacket 
1st "Regular Edition." Original edition, newly and handsomely rebound in black cloth, lettered in gold foil on spine panel, with new endsheets, top text block edge dyed black (as issued). Errata slip tipped in at half-title. Nominally ex-library, with perforation stamps to half-title, frontis. (margin only), and title page only, a few marks on copyright page, all plates unaffected and fully intact. xvi,428 pp., illus. w/ 42 tipped-in color plates, 48 collotype plates. Interior generally clean and intact, text block edges mildly soiled/toned. Plate XXXI at p. 242 appears to have been detached, with slightly chipped edges, and reattached when the book was rebound. Presents as issued (Fine), evaluated as Near Fine with note to rebound status. Functional, durable copy of a scarce work. 009925 
Price: 170.00 USD
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24 Albert Wesselski and Recent Folktale Theories [Indiana University Publications, Folklore Series No. 3 (1947)] B000U0KT4M
Kiefer, Emma Emily
Bloomington, IN: Indiana University, 1947. 1st Edition
Original Wraps 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. VG-. Book 
Original light gray wraps, lettered in black. Covers tanned toward edges, diagonal crease to bottom front cover corner, mild wear along edges with 1/4" tear (mended) along front cover fore-edge. 84 pp. Signature of former owner (folklorist Samuel P. Bayard) on upper main title. 041576 
Price: 20.00 USD
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25 Altar Ego Musings 1598247123 / 9781598247121
Bohm, R. K.
Montgomery, AL: E-BookTime, LLC, 2007. 
Soft cover 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Fine. Book Inscribed by Author(s)
Stiff color illus. wraps. As issued. 193 pp. Inscribed by author on main title, personalized to one of his former Muhlenberg College colleagues, signed as "RKB," undated, with author's address label stapled to a rear blank, accompanied by author's 1-page TLS, also signed "RKB." 036837 
Price: 10.00 USD
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