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F05A. Brown, R.L, A Book of Superstitions, 1970, 1st edition, 2nd printing, David & Charles 1971, Cr8vo, grey cloth with gilt titles to spine, 123pp including index, with a few illustrations in the text. A collection of amulets, talismans, omens and superstitions. Front end paper lightly browned, contents otherwise clean and tight. Very good in near very good (top edge of rear panel lightly creased with one small closed tear at fold) d/w £2.50

F5AD. Campbell, M, Curious Tales of Old West Yorkshire, 1st edition, Sigma 8vo pbk. 1999, 6 + 229pp including index, with double page map, photographs and other illustrations in the text, foreword by Mollie Sugden. An interesting study, featuring material on ghosts, legends, punishments, and a host of other curiosities, and including a brief section on the Rosicrucian Fathers of Keighley. A few minor marks to covers, edges lightly rubbed, contents clean and tight. Very good £2.50

F008E. Ebbutt, M.A, Hero Myths and Legends of the British Race, 1910, Harrap 1912, 8vo, blue cloth with gilt titles and decoration to spine and front board, 30 + 375pp including index + 64 plates. Includes the legends of Beowulf, Robin Hood, Hereward the Wake, etc. A few minor marks to covers, spine ends worn, some occasional light foxing, mainly to margins, two pages loose and ragged at edges, rest of contents clean and tight, and otherwise good + £6

F008JE. Evans, H, Visions, Apparitions, Alien Visitors, BCA 1984, 8vo, red cloth with gilt titles to spine, 320pp including index + 16pp plates. A comparitive study of the ‘entity enigma’. Very good in like (a couple of trivial marks, light creasing at ends of spine panel) d/w £3.50

F008A. Fort, C, The Book of the Damned, 1919, Abacus 8vo pbk. 1973, 317pp, introduction by Tiffany Thayer, preface by Donald Wollheim. One of the author’s four books detailing strange and unexplainable phenomena. Some light edge wear, reading crease near spine, tiny nick to top edge of front cover, rear cover a little soiled. Merest hint of tanning to margins, text clean and tight. Good +  £2

F8CC. Gould, C, Mythical Monsters, 1886, Senate 8vo pbk. 1995, 4 + 407pp, with illustrations in the text. A sound study, based on origins in pre-history. Edges of covers lightly rubbed, small bump to upper fold near spine, spine marked, contents clean and tight. A near very good copy £1.50

F13CDD. (Homer), The Odyssey of Homer, 1st edition thus, 3rd printing, O.U.P 1932, 8vo, blue cloth with gilt titles to spine and illustration to front board, 6 + 327pp, vignette to title page, fore-edge uncut. A new prose translation of Homer’s ancient Greek mythological epic by T.E Shaw. Very slight fading to spine, old book plate to front paste-down, end papers and edges of text block slightly darkened, contents otherwise clean and tight. Very good £6

F14. Hope Moncrieff, A.R, Classic Myth and Legend, Gresham, no date, c.1920, 8vo, full green pictorial cloth gilt, top edge gilt, 16 + 443pp including index + 40 b/w and 8 colour plates, engraved title. Classic account of Greek mythology. Edge of text block spotted, some occasional, mainly light foxing of text, lower corners bumped, very light wear to spine ends. An unusually tight and externally fresh copy. V.good - £10

F14. Hope Moncrieff, A.R, Classic Myth and Legend, Gresham, no date, c.1920, 8vo, full green pictorial cloth gilt, top edge gilt, 16 + 443pp including index + 40 b/w and 8 colour plates, engraved title. Classic popular account of Greek mythology. Spine a little worn at head, lower joint worn, corners rubbed. Previous owner’s book plate to front paste-down, some occasional light foxing, mainly to margins, text shaken with stitching rather strained in a few places. Still a good and comparatively cheap copy of the nicest in the nicest of the binding variants £5