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1 Beck, Mary G. Heroes & Heroines : in Tlingit-Haida Legend
Anchorage, AK Alaska Northwest Books 1994 0882403346 / 9780882403342 3rd Printing Soft Cover Very Good No Jacket 8vo - Over 8" - 9" Tall DeWitt, Nancy 
xiii, 113 pp, light brown SC wraps w/black lettering w/color illustrated front & back panels. The author has selected nine ancient Tlingit-Haida legends and drawn parallels between their protagonists and those well-known to the heirs of Greco-Roman culture. The legends are: Natsilane, Fog woman, Gonakadet, Volcano woman, Blackskin, Bear Mother, the Girl & the Woodworm, The boy who fed Eagles, and Gunarhnesegmet. The Tlingits & Haidas are in Southeast Alaska. 
Price: 6.16 USD
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2 Behrman, Cynthia Fansler Victorian Myths of the Sea
Athens, OH Ohio University Press 1977 0821403516 / 9780821403518 Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 8vo - Over 8" - 9" Tall 
1880 pp, blue cloth covered boards w/wht lettering, dj blu-wht-green w/illustrated front panel w/wht-green lettering. The English have felt peculiarly possessive about the sea. The author demonstrates the importance of this feeling in the late Victorian period. It was a solidifying ingredient of British culture. The author focuses on three particular myths, "the English Self-Image," "the English Seaman," and "the English Navy." 
Price: 7.01 USD
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3 Bradley, Josephine In Pursuit of the Unicorn
Corte Madera, CA Pomegranate Artbooks 1981 0917556097 / 9780917556098 Hard Cover Very Good No Jacket/Very Good Slipcase 4to - over 11" - 13" Tall Illustrated 
unpaginated, red clothcovered boards w/gilt lettering & illustration on the front cover & spine, black slipcase w/gilt illustration of unicorn on one side. Color illustrations throughout the text. Unicorn lore contains maidens and monsters, nightmares and daydreams, tiny fragile creatures, and great charging warriors. The first unicorns appeared in written literature around 400 B.C. by Ctesia, a Greek hisotiran. Prior to Western sources there was apparently a similar beast in China as early as 2500 B.C. prev owner's bookplate on the ffep. 
Price: 33.96 USD
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4 Bruchac, Joseph Four Ancestors: Stories, Songs, and Poems from Native North America
BridgeWater Books 1996 0816738432 / 9780816738434 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Near Fine Sm4to from 9" to 11" Burrus, S. S. & Chapman, Jeffrey & Jacob, Mur & Sine, Duke 
96 pp, black clothcovered boards w/gilt lettering on the spine, glossy black-blue-orange-green illustrated dj front panel and orange rear panel w/black text. A collection of traditional Native American tales celebrating the wonder and mystery of the natural world, arranged under the catagories "Fire," "Earth," "Water," and "Air." 
Price: 16.96 USD
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5 Bryson, Bernarda Gilgamesh : Man's First Story
New York, NY Holt, Rinehart & Winston 1966 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good  Very Good 4to - over 11" - 13" Tall Bryson, Bernarda 
112 pp, brown boards w/gilt lettering, black endpapers, dj brown-grey-blu-red w/color wraparound illustration. The story was first written down in Sumerian cuneiform and is the story of Gilgamesh, wdhich tells of a great flood and of one man, befriended by the gods, who survived by building an ark. In the feats of Gilgamesh and his companion, Enkidu, a monster who turns into a gentle man who loves and respects the King, are found the sources of the great mythological heroes, Hercules, Jason, and Theseus. dj bottom corner of the front flap clipped, light foxing on the edges.  
Price: 45.01 USD
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6 Burke, Juliet Sharman Sstories from the Stars : Greek Myths of the Zodiac
New York, NY New York, NY: Abbeville Kids, 1996 1996 0789202832 / 9780789202833 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Near Fine 4to - over 11" - 13" Tall Morris, Jackie 
80 pp, glossy light yellow-blue boards & dj w/color pictorial front & back, w/color illustrated endpapers in blu & gilt. A book from the Abbeville Anthology series. In ancient Greece the signs of the zodiac were identified with twelve groups of stars. They were also associated with one of four elements - earth, air, fire & water. 
Price: 11.69 USD
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7 Clark, Ella Elizabeth INDIAN LEGENDS OF CANADA
Toronto, Ontario, Canada McClelland and Steward Limited 1983 0771021224 / 9780771021220 Reprint Soft Cover Good+  No Jacket 8vo - over 8" - 9" Tall Octavo 
xiii, 177 pp, glossy red spine w/wht lettering w/orange-red-tan illustrated front and back. Contains tales of long ago when the world was young, culture myths - the beginning of Indian ways of living, nature myths & beast fables, myths & legends of landscape features, a medley of stories and personal narratives and historical traditions. some creasing & wear to the corners.  
Price: 5.91 USD
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8 D'Aulaire, Ingri & Edgar Book of Greek Myths
Garden City, NY Doubleday & Company, Inc 1962 Hard Cover Very Good Good 4to - over 11" - 13" Tall D'Aulaire, Ingri & Edgar 
192 pp, tan cloth covered boards w/brown lettering, dj orange-black w/color pictorial front. The stories of the immortals of Olympus told w/color illustrations & in words. front flap corner clipped, small chip missing bottom front, small tears corners of dj, dj slight wrinkling at top & bottom of hinge. 
Price: 35.28 USD
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9 Eggan, Fred Social organization of the Western Pueblos
Chicago, IL The University of Chicago Press 1960 2nd Impression Hard Cover Good  No Jacket Ex-Library 8vo - over 8" - 9" Tall Octavo Map & Tables 
xvii, 373 pp, green cloth covered boards w/gilt lettering. The study was originally presented as a doctoral thesis. The author carried out field work among the Hopi of Third Mesa. He presents the social organization of the Hopi, Hano, Zuni, Acoma, Laguna and has information on the kinship system, kinship behavior and clan system. stamped on all three edges with TxU, card holder on the FPD, remnants of adhesive on ffep, and has some underlining of text.  
Price: 7.86 USD
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10 Erdoes, Richard and Ortiz, Alfonso, American Indian Trickster Tales
New York, NY Viking 1998 0670878294 / 9780670878291 First Printing Hard Cover Very Good  Very Good 8vo - over 8" - 9" Tall Octavo Illustrated 
xxi, 296 pp, quarterbound w/orange papercovered boards w/brown papercovered spine w/red lettering on spine, dj light orange-green-red-grey w/wraparound illustration. The volume contains more than one hundred tales from fifty-five tribes about various incarnations of the Trickster. You'll read of the Coyote, Spider-Man, Veeho, Glooskap and others.  
Price: 17.85 USD
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11 Hausman, Gerald Coyote Walks on Two Legs : a Book of Navajo Myths and Legends
New York, NY Philomel Books 1995 0399220186 / 9780399220180 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine  Near Fine 4to - over 11" - 13" Tall Cooper, Floyd 
unpaginated, glossy brown-orange papercovered boards w/green-wht lettering on spine w/wraparound color illustration, dj brown-orange w/green-wht lettering w/wraparound color illustration. A collection of Navajo legends featuring the trickster character, Coyote.  
Price: 17.85 USD
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12 Heaney, Marie The Names upon the Harp : Irish Myth and Legend
London, England Faber and Faber Limited 2000 0571193633 / 9780571193639 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Near Fine 4to - over 11" - 13" Tall Lynch, P. J. Signed By Author & Illustrator
95 pp, [1], green papercovered boards w/color illustrated front & rear panels w/orange lettering, SIGNED by author & illustrator on the title page, green dj w/identical illustrations, green-light green illustrated endpapers. The tales that tell of Balor of the evil eye, King of the Formorians, Aiofe, teh wicked queen who turned the children of King Lir into swans, Finn, the fair-haired warrior and his hounds Brad and Sceolan, and Oisin who followed his love to her city beneath the waves. They tell of battles, romances, spells and curses, loyalty and betrayal and include a previously unpublished poem translated from the Irish by Seamus Heaney. 
Price: 93.50 USD
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13 Hort, Lenny The Goatherd and the Shepherdess
New York, NY Dial books f/young Readers 1995 0803713525 / 9780803713529 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ 4to - over 11" - 13" Tall Bloom, Lloyd 
unpaginated, in blue green bwn. light tan spine w/blk letters boards & dj w/blu-green-brown pictorial front & back. As three friends tend their flocks on a Greek island, Daphnis and Dorcon vie for the affections of Chloe. 
Price: 11.69 USD
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14 Hort, Lenny The Goatherd and the Shepherdess
New York, NY Dial books f/young Readers 1995 0803713525 / 9780803713529 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ 4to - over 11" - 13" Tall Bloom, Lloyd 
unpaginated, in blue green bwn. light tan spine w/blk letters boards & dj w/blu-green-brown pictorial front & back. As three friends tend their flocks on a Greek island, Daphnis and Dorcon vie for the affections of Chloe. 
Price: 11.69 USD
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15 Keene, Carolyn In the Shadow of the Tower : the Dana Girls Mystery Stories #3
New York, NY Grosset & Dunlap 1934 ca 1941 Hard Cover Fair  No Jacket 12mo - over 7" to 7-1/2" Tall Frontispiece 
217 pp, mauve cloth covered boards w/black lettering, has black chain design front cover. Book is format #1, book #3 in the series, has green & white decorative endpapers. Jean & Louise Dana find themselves involved in series of intensely exciting mysteries when they attempt to help a poor hunchbacked girl. missing ffep, rubbed w/chipping to board finish, worn on spine four places 1". pages yellowing,  
Price: 14.45 USD
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16 Lyback, Johanna R. M. Indian Legends of Eastern America
Chicago, IL Lyons & Carnahan 1963 Hard Cover Very Good No Jacket 8vo - over 8" - 9" Tall Octavo West, Dick and Key, Alexander Inscribed & SIGNED by Illustrator
180 pp, wht-blu cloth covered boards w/black lettering and w/color illustrated front panel, w/color illustrated endpapers, Inscribed & SIGNED by the illustrator on the FPD. Collection of more than eighty native american legends from sixteen states, the New England states, Central & Southern Atlantic states, lower Mississippi states, and the Great Lakes states. prev owner wrote on bottom of the FPD. 
Price: 38.68 USD
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17 Miller, Olive Beaupre My Bookhouse (6 Volume set) - In the Nursery, Through Fairy Halls, Up One Pair of Stairs, The Treasure Chest, From the Tower Window, & The Latch Key
Chicago, IL The Book House for Children 1925 Hard Cover Very Good- No Jacket 8vo - over 8" - 9" Tall Octavo Illustrated 
6 volume set, dark green cloth covered boards w/color pastedowns on the front covers w/gilt lettering on the boards and blank embossed borders on the front panels, green-white-brown illustrated endpapers. In the Nursery (vol 1) 1925 contains stories & rhymes from Mother Goose and by various authors Aesop, Edith Nesbit, Eugene Field, Edward Lear, Isaac Headland, Kate Greenaway, Mary Mapes Dodge and many others. Up One Pair of Stairs (vol 2) 1927 has stories by Bayard Taylor, William Shakespeare, Walter de la Mare, William Wordsworth, Palmer Cox, Katharine Pyle and others. Throught Fairy Halls (vol 3) 1920 contains stories by La Fontaine, Jospeh Drake, Selma Lagerlof, Albert Paine, Emily Dickinson, and many others. The Treasure Chest (vol 4) 1920 has stories by Stewart White, Katherine Cather, Walter Thornbury, Robert Browning, Charles Dickens, Theodore Roosevelt and many others. From the Tower Window (vol 5) 1921 contains stories by Woodrow Wilson, Robert Burns, Alfred Tennyson, Ernest Thompson Seton, Geoffrey Chaucer, John Whittier, Joyce Kilmer and more. The Latch Key (vol 6) 1925 contains childhood biographies of Louisa Alcott, Thomas Aldrich, Hans Christian Andersen, Robert Burns, Lewis Carroll and many others. Volumes two through six have slight rubbing on the color pastedown and a few small chips on edges of the pastedowns. Volume one several pages have adhesive tape on, some pages have small tears and some have chips. Volume one would be in fair to good condition and volumes two through six are very good condition. 
Price: 276.25 USD
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18 Mills, Jackie Sirena of Salado
Salado, TX Indian Trail Press 1991 0962928402 / 9780962928406 Hard Cover Very Good No Jacket 4to - over 11" - 13" Tall Mills, Jackie Inscribed & SIGNED By Author
unpaginated, glossy wht-blk boards w/color pictorial front panel & photo of author on the rear panel. INSCRIBED & SIGNED by the author. An Indian legend that deals w/choices & outcomes. A young Indian maiden agrees to swim with a giant magical catfish once a month if he will cast a spell over a Brave, but if human sees her in this form she will remain a mermaid all her life . 
Price: 20.83 USD
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19 Momaday, N. Scott The Way to Rainy Mountain
Albuquerque, NM University of New Mexico Press 1998 0826304362 / 9780826304360 14th Printing Soft Cover Very Good+  No Jacket Sm4to from 9" to 11" Momaday, Al 
89 pp, glossy wht SC wraps w/color illustrated front panel. The booklet retells the Kowa myths that the author learned from his grandmother, the author speculates on the actual history they may symbolize and he describes the Indian life he knew as a child.  
Price: 11.85 USD
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20 Mountford, Charles P. The Dawn of Time
New York, NY Taplinger Publishing Co. Inc. 1974 0851793045 / 9780851793047 Reprint Hard Cover Very Good Good 8vo - Over 8" - 9" Tall Roberts, Ainslie 
79 pp, brown papercovered boards w/cream illustration front cover & cream lettering on the spine, dj wht w/black lettering w/color illustrated front. A book about Australian aboriginal myths. A selection of myths & paintings from an exhibition of Aboriginal myths. The myths of the Australian aborigines, which deal with the creation of their Universe & the establishment of the rules of human behaviour that all must follow, are accepted as revelations of absolute truth & are the foundations of their social & secular & ceremonial life. dj stained on the back panel. 
Price: 8.08 USD
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