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Kwakiutl Culture as Reflected in Mythology [Memoirs of the American Folklore Society Vol. XXVIII (1935)]

By: Boas, Franz

Price: $150.00

Publisher: New York, G. E. Stechert & Co. for American Folklore Society: 1935

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 041548

ISBN: B002M5PMTK

Condition: Fine


Brown cloth, lettered in gilt. Essentially as issued. Firm binding, clean interior. xii,192 pp. Very scarce 1st edition. View more info

The Making of the English Bible

By: Bobrick, Benson

Price: $12.50

Publisher: London, Weidenfeld & Nicolson: 2001

Edition: First U.K. Edition

Seller ID: 026874

ISBN: 0297607723

Condition: Fine


Brown cloth-effect paper covered boards, lettered in gold foil. As issued. Dust jacket as issued. [vii],376 pp., illus. View more info

Altar Ego Musings

By: Bohm, R. K.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Montgomery, AL, E-BookTime, LLC: 2007

Inscription: Inscribed by Author(s)

Seller ID: 036837

ISBN: 1598247123

Condition: Fine


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." View more info

The Freedom of Man in Myth

By: Bolle, Kees W.

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Nashville, TN, Vanderbilt University Press: 1993

Edition: Second Printing

Seller ID: MYTH0058

ISBN: 0826512488

Condition: Fine


2nd paperback ptg.: 1996. xiv,199 pp. As issued. View more info

The Journals of the Lives and Travels of Samuel Bownas, and John Richardson: (I) An Account of the Lives, Travels, and Christian Experiences in the Work of the Ministry of Samuel Bownas; (II) An Account of the Life of Ancient Servant...John Richardson

By: Bownas, Samuel, and John Richardson

Price: $250.00

Publisher: Philadelphia, PA, William Dunlap, "at the Newest Printing-Office, in Market-Street": 1759

Edition: First American Edition

Seller ID: 033598

Condition: Good


Full calf, five raised bands. Leather shows surface rubbing, rounded and exposed corners, both covers reinforced/reattached by stitching along joints. Main title detached but present, all other leaves firmly anchored. viii,242,vi,220 pp. Interior shows typical signs of use, including light to moderate foxing, occasional light dampstaining, some creased corners. Some fascinating period inscriptions: 1) main title: "John Gardiner's / Book / Given by His Mother / to Him Catharine Tomlinson / 178[?]"; 2) front pastedown: partially decipherable, undated, Gloucester County [New Jersey?]... View more info

The Heritage of Symbolism

By: Bowra, C. M.

Price: $4.95

Publisher: New York, Schocken Books: 1961

Edition: First Thus

Seller ID: MYTH0039

Condition: Very Good


Modest shelf/edge wear, a bit rubbed along joints. Square, uncreased binding. ix,232 pp. Scattered underlining, annotations through first 50 or so pages, then clean. View more info

Leisure Hours in Town

By: Boyd, Rev. A. K. H. [Author of "The Recreations of a Country Parson"]

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Boston, MA, Ticknor and Fields: 1863

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 041420

Condition: Very Good


Brown cloth, decorated in blind and spine panel lettered and top text block edged in gilt. Moderately rubbed covers, spine lettering mostly faded, some toning to text block edges. vi,7-437 pp., frontis. engraving. Slight dampstaining in top margin of a few early and late leaves, a minor cosmetic issue. Early printing: copyrighted 1862, this copy dated 1863 on lower main title. Decently preserved copy with minor faults. View more info

Leisure Hours in Town

By: Boyd, Rev. A. K. H. [Author of "The Recreations of a Country Parson"]

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Boston, MA, Ticknor and Fields: 1863

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 041421

Condition: Very Good


Brown cloth, decorated in blind and spine panel lettered and top text block edged in gilt. Moderately rubbed covers, spine lettering mostly faded, some toning to text block edges. vi,7-437 pp., frontis. engraving. Slight dampstaining in top margin of a few early and late leaves, a minor cosmetic issue. Early printing: copyrighted 1862, this copy dated 1863 on lower main title. Decently preserved copy with minor faults. View more info

The Unknown God, or Inspiration Among Pre-Christian Races

By: Brace, Charles Loring

Price: $50.00

Publisher: New York, A. C. Armstrong and Son: 1890

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 026921

Condition: Very Good


Dark blue cloth, lettered and with front cover device in gilt. Early printing, likely first (though not adhering to Armstrong's usual rule of matching dates), copyrighted 1889, this copy dated 1890 on lower title page. De-accessioned from university library, lightly marked (no exterior marks) and with only mild wear, circulation pocket on rear pastedown. Mild binding lean, text block edges somewhat dulled by age. Lightly rubbed corners and spine extremities. xii,336 pp. View more info

Guide to the World's Greatest Treasures

By: Bradley, Michael, with Ted Streuli

Price: $4.50

Publisher: New York, Barnes and Noble: 2005

Edition: Second Printing

Seller ID: MYTH0196

ISBN: 0760772142

Condition: Fine


Illus. paper covered boards with Egyptian ankh design embossed on front cover. 208 pp., illus. w/ color plates. As issued; no remainder marks. View more info

Ordinations of U.S. Catholic Bishops 1790-1989: A Chronological List

By: Bransom, Charles N., Jr.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Washington, D.C., National Conference of Catholic Bishops, United States Catholic Conference: 1990

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 009175

ISBN: 155586323X

Condition: Fine


Red cloth, lettered in gold foil. 277 pp. As issued. United States Catholic Conference Publication No. 323-X. Scarce. View more info

Bray's University Dictionary of Mythology

By: Bray, Frank Chapin

Price: $4.95

Publisher: New York, Apollo Editions/Thomas Y. Crowell: 1964

Edition: First Thus

Seller ID: MYTH0049

Condition: Very Good


1st of this (reprint, softcover) edition: 1964. Lightly rubbed edges, corners, joints, lightly soiled covers. Square, uncreased binding. 323 pp. Word "Myths" in pen on top text block edge, otherwise unmarked. View more info

Space Age Terminology [Roy G. Krenkel cover art]

By: Bridges, Philip N.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: 1963

Edition: First Separate

Seller ID: MYTH0018

Condition: Near Fine


Uncredited (except "The Terminus, Owlswick, & Ft Mudge Electrick St Railway Gazette" on lower rear cover) off-print/republication, revised and expanded, of "What's the Name?" originally published in two parts in the Talisman, Fall 1949 and Summer 1950 issues. Booklet, illus. wraps. 19 pp. Light handling wear. Exceptionally scarce. View more info

Kabbalah and Art

By: Bronstein, Leo

Price: $17.50

Publisher: New Brunswick, NJ and London, Transaction Publishers: 1997

Edition: Second Edition

Seller ID: KABB007

ISBN: 1560003537

Condition: Fine


Black cloth, lettered and bordered in gold foil. As issued; new without remainder marks. xxvi,129 pp., illus. w/ 49 plates, most b&w, some color. Dust jacket as issued, now in archival mylar. View more info

The Occult Connection: Bizarre Beliefs and Practices

By: Brookesmith, Peter (editor)

Price: $6.95

Publisher: Black Cat/Macdonald and Co.: 1988

Edition: First Thus

Seller ID: MYTH0271

ISBN: 0748101446

Condition: Fine


Color laminated boards. As issued. Dust jacket basically as issued. 96 pp., illus. in color, b&w. View more info

The Roving Songster Vol. 1 [INSCRIBED by contributor Belle Stewart w/ 1-pg. MLS]

By: Brune, John A.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: London, Gillian Cook: 1974

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: Inscribed by Author(s)

Seller ID: 041552

ISBN: B0014S3K7W

Condition: VG+


Pale yellow wraps, lettered/illus. in purple. Minor shelf/handling wear. 55 pp., illus. w/ b&w photographs. Inscribed by mulitple contributor Belle Stewart, full signature with generic inscription, dated Aug. 1974, accompanied by 1-pg. (double-sided) MLS from Stewart, dated the same day. View more info

A History of Eroticism: Antiquity

By: Brusendorff, Ove, and Poul Henningsen

Price: $7.50

Publisher: New York, Lyle Stuart:

Edition: First U.S. Edition

Seller ID: MYTH0011

Condition: 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. View more info

The Pamplona Bibles: A facsimile compiled from two picture Bibles with martyrologies comissioned by King Sancho el Fuerte of Navarra (1194-1234), Amiens Manuscript Latin 108 and Harburg MS. 1, 2, lat. 4o, 15 [Volume 1: Text + Volume 2: Facsimile]

By: Bucher, Francois (editor)

Price: $150.00

Publisher: New Haven, CT and London, Yale University Press: 1970

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 038482

Condition: VG+


Complete in two (2) volumes, uniformly bound in natural linen, front cover device in black, gilt on black title panels on spine. Ex-library copies, minimally marked and did not circulate, thus virtually as issued in terms of actual wear, with fully intact bindings and hinges, appears to have had little (if any) use. Institutional stamps to text block edges, minor glue residue area on each lower spine panel, institutional book plate mounted on each front pastedown, area of glue/paper residue to each lower rear pastedown, modest rubbing to spine title panels. xiv,382 + [vi],570 pp., Vol. 1 il... View more info

Egyptian Magic

By: Budge, E. A. Wallis

Price: $3.50

Publisher: London, Arkana/Penguin Group: 1988

Edition: Third Printing

Seller ID: 026737

ISBN: 0140190198

Condition: Fine


Color illus. wraps. As issued. xix,234 pp., illus. View more info

Egyptian Religion: Egyptian Ideas of the Future Life

By: Budge, E.A. Wallis;Budge, Wallis

Price: $4.50

Publisher: Secaucus, NJ, Citadel Press/Carol Publishing Group: 1997

Edition: Second Printing

Seller ID: 026738

ISBN: 0806512296

Condition: Near Fine


Stiff wraps. Slight shelf wear, virtually as issued. Square, uncreased binding. 224 pp., illus. View more info

Babylonian Life and History [Second Edition]

By: Budge, Sir E. A. Wallis

Price: $50.00

Publisher: London, The Religious Tract Society: 1925

Edition: Second Edition

Seller ID: GR153

Condition: VG+


Stated Second Edition (Revised), 1st ptg. thus: Sept. 1925, following 4 printings of the first edition 1884-96. Blue cloth, illustrated and lettered on front panel in gilt, gilt lettering on spine panel. xxi,296 pp., w/ 11 plates, 22 illus. in text. Moderately sunned spine panel, otherwise quite presentable, with only slight shelf wear, corners a trifle bumped, clean interior, firm binding, and occasional fore-edge raggedness. Former owner signature on half-title. Solid VG+, verging on Near Fine. View more info

The Age of Chivalry; or, Legends of King Arthur

By: Bulfinch, Thomas

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Boston, MA, J. E. Tilton and Company: 1864

Seller ID: 018913

Condition: Very Good


Dark brown textured cloth, bordered in blind, illus. in gilt on front cover, lettered in gilt on spine panel. Mildly rubbed joints and corners, generally light shelf wear. Approx. 1/2" tear to cloth with minor loss at bottom front joint, a bit chipped at base of spine, lettering a bit dulled. Former owner's small name label mounted on front pastedown (I. Allison Eyster). Minor loss at top corner of front flyleaf. 414 pp. Text block edges somewhat dulled by age, interior clean and fully intact. Respectably preserved copy. View more info

The Pilgrim's Progress from this World to that Which is to Come Delivered under the Similitude of a Dream + Grace Abounding to the Chief of Sinners in a Faithful Account of the Life and Death of John Bunyan, or A Brief Relation of the Exceeding Mercy of God in Christ to Him [Complete in 2 Volumes, 1904-05]

By: Bunyan, John

Price: $50.00

Publisher: London, The Religious Tract Society: 1904

Edition: First Thus

Seller ID: 036624

Condition: VG+


Complete in two (2) volumes, uniformly bound in royal blue cloth, lettered and decorated in blind and gilt, top text block edge in gilt. Both volumes show light shelf wear with a bit of rubbing to corners and spine extremities. Both volumes show internal foxing, generally scattered and light, ranging in a few areas to moderate, with light foxing to text block edges as well. [iv],320 + 250,[6] pp. Pilgrim issued 1904 with 31 b&w plates from original drawings; Grace 1905 with 15 illus. Downgraded due only to internal foxing, both decorative bindings solid Near Fine. View more info

Baptism Considered in Relation to its Mode and Subjects, in a Series of Discourses

By: Burgess, Archibald

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Holliston, MA, Old Working Books: 1996

Edition: Facsimile Reprint Edition

Seller ID: 044768

ISBN: B0008BO50C

Condition: Near Fine


Blue cloth, lettered in gold foil. Lacking front flyleaf, otherwise essentially as issued. 258 pp. Facsimile of original 1836 edition. View more info

The Handbook of Folklore [Publications of the Folk-Lore Society LXXIII (1913)]

By: Burne, Charlotte Sophia

Price: $20.00

Publisher: London, Sidgwick & Jackson: 1914

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 041624

ISBN: B001K7GQUU

Condition: VG+


HARDCOVER. Rust cloth, lettered and decorated in black and gilt. Mildly rubbed corners and spine extremities. Firm binding, intact hinges, clean interior. x,364 pp. New edition, revised and enlarged. View more info