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F14D. Hunt, R, Popular Romances of the West of England, 1881, Chatto & Windus 1908, decorated green cloth gilt, 480pp + publisher’s catalogue, with two full page illustrations by George Cruickshank. The complete first and second series in one volume of what is still one of the best sources of Cornish folklore, including material on giants, fairy lore, demons and spectres, sorcery and witchcraft, fire worship, holy wells, saints, etc. Slight wear to spine ends and corners, edges of text block browned, a couple of leaves chipped at top where carelessly opened, not affecting text, browning to margins of last page of text, minor spots to frontispiece and title page, stitching slightly strained in places, text clean and still reasonably solid, a good + overall copy £18

F14E. Iles, N, Who Killed Cock Robin? 1st edition, Robert Hale 1986, 8vo, red cloth with gilt titles to spine, 256pp, with illustrations by harry Iles; the folklore behind nursery rhymes and carols, restoring them to their original meaning; trivial soiling to edges of text block, slight off-setting to end papers otherwise internally and externally clean and tight, very good + in like (spine panel very slightly faded) d/w £5

FM17. Keith, A.B & A.J. Carnoy, Mythology of all Races volume 6: Indian and Iranian, 1917, Cooper Square 1964, 8vo, , black cloth with spine lettered in gold, silver, and blue, 10 + 404pp + a frontispiece with captioned tissue guard and 43 plates of which 4 are coloured. Ex lib, small file number to spine, very faint impressed stamp to front board, book plate to front end paper, neat ink stamps to verso of title page and one plate margin; light rubbing to cloth in places, edges of text block tanned and lightly soiled, text clean and tight, overall a good + and textually better copy £18

F17B. Knappert, J, Pacific Mythology, 1992, Diamond Books 8vo pbk. 1995, 336pp, with a double page map and a few illustrations in the text. A comprehensive Encyclopedic study. Edges of text block lightly browned otherwise near fine £1.50

FM19. Langdon, S.H, Mythology of all Races volume 5: Semitic, 1931, Cooper Square 1964, 8vo, black cloth with spine lettered in gold, silver, and blue, 22+ 454pp including index, with many illustrations in the text. Ex lib, small file number to spine, very faint impressed stamp to front board, book plate to front end paper, neat ink stamps to verso of title page and final margin; light rubbing to cloth in places, edges of text block tanned and lightly soiled, text clean and tight, overall a good + and textually better copy £18

F20. Larousee (ed.), The New Larousse Encyclopaedia of Mythology, 1959, Hamlyn 1970, 4to, card covers, 12 + 500pp, numerous b/w illustrations + 34 colour plates. Still a very valuable reference work on world mythology. V. good £6

F020. Larousee (editor), The New Larousse Encyclopaedia of Mythology, 1959, Hamlyn 1973, 4to, card covers, 12 + 500pp, with numerous b/w illustrations in the text + 34 colour plates. Still a valuable reference work and a great introduction to world mythology. Faint reading creases to spine, ownership signature to top of front end paper, contents otherwise clean and tight. Very good - £3

F20BBD. Mackenzie, D.A, The Worlds Heritage, 1st edition, Gresham Publishing 1918-19, 2 volumes (complete), 8vo, matching blue cloth with spine titles and decoration in green, 16 + 452pp + a tissue guarded coloured frontispiece and 8 b/w plates & 18 + 444pp including index + a tissue guarded coloured frontispiece and 8 b/w plates. A collection of heroic mythical stories from around the world, including those of ancient Greece and India, together with several Arthurian related romances. Spines faded, edges of text blocks spotted, some light foxing to first and last few leaves, contents otherwise clean and tight. A good + set of this uncommon title £20

F20BB. Maple, E, Superstition and the Superstitious, 1st edition, W.H Allen 1971, 8vo, black cloth with gilt titles to spine, 192pp. A concise popular study the origin and development of popular superstitions through to their manifestation in modern witchcraft. Minor spotting to top edge of text block, internally clean and tight. Very good + in very good (a couple of minor marks, edges lightly rubbed) d/w £5

F20CD. McNally, R.T & R. Florescu, In Search of Dracula, 1972, B.C.A 1979, large 8vo, black cloth, 223pp, with a frontispiece and illustrations in the text. The historical basis for Stoker’s classic tale, together with related accounts in folklore, a bibliography and filmography. A few faint marks to cloth, minor marks to end papers, edge of text block lightly tanned, contents otherwise clean and tight. Very good in like (lightly rubbed, some very slight edge-wear) d/w £3.50

F21FF. Morgan, G, Secret Essex, 1982, Ian Henry 8vo pbk. 1994, 156pp, with a frontispiece and illustrations in text by the author; an excellent guide to Essex folklore, including ghosts, witchcraft, the devil, legends, pagan monuments, customs, etc.; very slight fading to spine and edges of covers, crease to one page corner otherwise a very good + clean copy £2.50

FM21. Muller, M & Sir J.G Scott, Mythology of all Races volume 12: Egyptian and Indo-Chinese, 1928, Cooper Square 1964, 8vo, black cloth with spine lettered in gold, silver, and blue, 14 + 450pp  , with illustrations in the text + a coloured frontispiece with captioned tissue guard and 20 b/w plates.  Ex lib, small file number to spine, very faint impressed stamp to front board, book plate to front end paper, neat ink stamps to verso of title page and a couple of final margins; light rubbing to cloth in places,  edges of text block tanned and lightly soiled, text clean and tight, overall a good + and textually better copy £18

F21G. Nivedita, S & A.K Coomarasway, Myths of the Hindus and Buddhists, 1913, Senate 8vo pbk. 1995, 12 + 426pp including index + 32 plates (on ordinary paper). Very good  £1.50

F022A. Opie, I & P, The Lore and Language of School Children, 1st edition, O.U.P 1959, large 8vo, blue cloth, spine lettered in gilt, 20 + 417pp including index, with 11 maps in the text. The standard work of its kind, covering customs, initiation rites, superstitions, rhymes, etc. Ex lib, tape marks to boards, book plates to front down and rear end paper, perforated stamp to title with file numbers to the verso. Edges of text block slightly soiled, text clean and tight, good + in like (spine panel slightly faded and with small library label, a few minor marks in places, edges lightly rubbed in places) d/w £6

F22BB. Palmer, K, The Folklore of Somerset, 1st edition, Batsford 1976, 8vo, maroon cloth with gilt titles to spine, 186pp including index, with a double page map and illustrations in the text by G.J Galsworthy; a concise, sound study, one of Batsford’s excellent Folklore of the British Isles series. Light soiling to lower part of rear board, trivial soiling to edges of text block, internally clean and tight, very good in like (a couple of tiny chips to outer laminate layer, very slight fading to spine panel) d/w £8

FR23SS. Simpson, J, The Folklore of Sussex, 1 st edition, Batsford 1973, 8vo, 8vo, black cloth, 187pp including index, double page map and illustrations in text by G.J Galsworthy. A concise, sound study, one of Batsford’s excellent Folklore of the British Isles series. A couple of minor spots to end papers. V.good in like ( very slight edge creasing, a couple of minor marks) d/w £8

F23F. Spence, L, Myths and Legends of Egypt, 1915, Studio Editions 1990, 8vo, black cloth with gilt titles to spine, 12 + 370pp including index + a frontispiece and 46 plates (on ordinary paper). Edges of text block yellowed, contents clean and tight. Very good + overall in like d/w £2.50