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New American Library, New York: 1958. s Softcover. Fair condition. 
"Greek, Roman, and Norse myths may seem a little remote these days, but the author retells them here with a sure taste and scholarship that helps to restore their quality as perennial and refreshing fables about human nature, including our own. Excellent introduction to each section." -The New Yorker. Includes an Index. 
Price: 1.00 USD
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62 HARRISON, TED. Elvis People: The Cult Of The King.
Fount Paperbacks, London: 1992. 0006276202 / 9780006276203 s Softcover. Very good condition. 
A fascinating and colorful survey of a growing cult. At the same time, it poses a serious question: are we witnessing the birth of a new religious movement? Perhaps in 2000 years' time, there will be cathedrals to Elvis... 
Price: 18.29 USD
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63 HOOKE, S. H. Middle Eastern Mythology.
Penguin Books, Harmondsworth: 1983. 0140205462 / 9780140205466 s Softcover. Reading copy. 
Gives an absorbing account of the fascinating mythology of the Egyptians, Babylonians, Assyrians, Hittites, Canaanites and Hebrews. In addition the nature and function of myth very fully discussed. Includes an Index. 
Price: 6.18 USD
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64 HOPKINS, ANDREA. Chronicles Of King Arthur.
Viking Studio Books, New York: 1993. 0670852325 / 9780670852321 First American Edition. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Very good condition. Name and address of previous owner appears on front endpaper. 
Brings to life the great medieval story-cycle known as the Matter of Britain, drawing on the romance masterpieces of such writers as Geoffrey of Monmouth, Sir Thomas Malory, and Chretien de Troyes. She recounts the mysths of Arthur and his knights in the authentic voices of the medieval authors. Brimming with art from illuminated manuscripts, woodcuts, paintings, and sculptures, supported by boxed essays focusing on the archtypal historical, literary, and legendary background, Chronicles of King Arthur is a rich tapestry of language and imagery, a delight for anyone who again wants to read these great captivating myths of the Western world. 
Price: 16.29 USD
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Chartwell Books, Secaucus: 1987. 155521195X / 9781555211950 First Edition (Unstated). h Hardcover with dustjacket. Reading copy. 
Here is the world's mythology presented to the reader in the most attractive form ever devised. This is an ideal introduction to a fascinating world which contains the explanation of so much of man's behaviour and so many of his fears, superstitions and raboos, his very instincts - myth is often an attempt to articulate these - and some of the beliefs which, while seeming recent in time, are as old as man himself. Includes an Index and 366 illustrations in color. 
Price: 12.54 USD
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Hamlyn, London: 1994. 0600313018 / 9780600313014 First Edition (Unstated). h Hardcover with dustjacket. Good condition. 
Here is the world's mythology presented to the reader in the most attractive form ever devised. This is an ideal introduction to a fascinating world which contains the explanation of so much of man's behaviour and so many of his fears, superstitions and raboos, his very instincts - myth is often an attempt to articulate these - and some of the beliefs which, while seeming recent in time, are as old as man himself. Includes an Index and 366 illustrations in color. 
Price: 14.20 USD
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67 KIRK, G. S. Myth: Its Meaning & Functions In Ancient & Other Cultures.
Cambridge University Press, Cambridge: 1974. 0521098025 / 9780521098021 s Softcover. Very good condition. 

Price: 33.25 USD
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68 KROONENBERG, SALOMON. Why Hell Stinks Of Sulfur; Mythology And Geology Of The Underworld.
Reaktion Books, London: 2012. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Brand new book. 
Today scarcely anywhere on land or sea remains unexplored, but we are still largely in the dark about what lies beneath the surface of the earth. For thousands of years, writers and artists have imagined hell to be located somewhere in this underground realm, associating it with fire and shadows, blackness and death. Why Hell Stinks of Sulfur takes the mythology of this subterranean world as its point of departure and leads the reader on an expedition into the depths of the earth, treading in the footsteps of Orpheus and Odysseus, taking us through the circles of Dante's Inferno and pausing at the side of a lake near Naples in search of hell's gate as it was described by Virgil in the Aeneid. This journey towards the earth's core, imagined by so many, from Homer to Leonardo to Jules Verne, would be more than 6,000 km long, a distance comparable to that between Paris and New York. Turning a scientific spotlight on the legends of the underworld, this book probes the many layers of the earth's interior one by one, allowing mythology and geology to shed light on each other. It describes the variety of gases, ores, liquids and metals that lie beneath our feet in caves, mines, boreholes and geysers, revealing that this underground ecosystem is a unique archive of information that can teach us much about our ancient planet, whose riches we can still barely guess at. Why Hell Stinks of Sulfur is a fascinating quest into the infernal depths, uniting the scientific, the literary and the artistic, and at the same time an appeal to prevent humankind's thirst for natural resources from exhausting the earth. "The pleasure of joining Kroonenberg in his odyssey lies not in any fleeting glimpse of Hell, but rather in the finely wrought explanations of Mediterranean geology sprinkled throughout the text . . . [he] interleaves science, history and autobiography with a light touch, blending lively accounts of classical scholarship with superb descriptions of Earth's interior and how geologists have come to know it. Virgil may no longer be available to accompany us through Hell, but Salomon Kroonenberg proves a witty and erudite guide for the twenty-first century." - TLS "Dutch geologist Kroonenberg takes an unconventional approach to ancient descriptions of the Underworld in this compelling literary and geological survey . . . Interwoven with the voices of poets and philosophers from Homer to Herodotus is a history of the science of geology, accompanied by abundant diagrams and photos. Kroonenberg deftly 'balances . . . on the edge between science and myth,' inserting lyric beauty into a topic many consider monumentally lifeless. Traveling to the center of the Earth and back with him makes one appreciate the wonder of the underworld." - Publishers' Weekly starred review "Kroonenberg seems to be having the time of his life in this beguiling mix of travelogue and geological exposition. There can't be many geologists who can write with such easy erudition on both halves of his subtitle: Kroonenberg clearly had a fine classical education . . . By the time Kroonenberg, having fully channelled his inner Dante, claims to be travelling from the Earth's very centre up to the surface, excitedly describing everything he sees, the reader is perfectly happy to go along for the ride." - Macleans "The quest to locate paradise stands in sharp contrast with the attempt to locate hell. Everybody knew roughly where it had to be: down under the surface of the Earth, on the far side of a different unknown - which Salomon Kroonenberg provides a guided tour of in his Why Hell Stinks of Sulfur, a survey of both the literary and geological makeup of hell . . . Heaven on Earth, it's fair to say, will always lie out in the farthest east, just beyond the horizons of the real, but hell is never far away. It's right underfoot." - Boston Globe "A real strength of Kroonenberg's approach is that he does not simply seek to dispel myths and biblical tales with science, but carefully considers the evidence for their origins found preserved in the lakes, mountains, caves, boreholes and mines encountered during his personal and professional travels . . . perhaps the most engaging aspect of Why Hell Stinks of Sulfur is that Kroonenberg never loses sight of the human angle of his quest to find hell, telling the stories of the people and civilisations past and present that he encounters on his journey, and weaving a plea throughout the book for humans to resist depleting Earth of all its riches - be they minerals, ores, hydrocarbons or simply a boundary between two layers of rock containing secrets about past geological events - and to leave something behind for future generations to ponder and marvel at." - Times Higher Education ". . .the work of someone who knows not only his subject but the history and sources of his own mind. This might be called full intellectual maturity, a ripening; the quality is rare." - Insider Higher Education "a worthwhile addition to serious collections of either classical mythology and science fiction or geology." - Library Journal Show all Related Titles Odin's Whisper Desert Flood The White Devil Trick or Treat View the full listÉ Related Articles Why Hell Stinks of Sulfur reviewed in TLS When paradise was on the map Author Contents Reviews Salomon Kroonenberg is Emeritus Professor of Geology at the University of Delft. He is the author of The Human Scale, which was awarded the Eureka Prize in 2007 for best non-specialist scientific literature. 
Price: 36.10 USD
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69 LACHENMEYER, NATHANIEL. 13: The Story Of The World's Most Popular Superstition.
Thunder's Mouth Press, New York: 2004. 1568583060 / 9781568583068 First Printing. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Good condition. There is a small tear in the dustjacket. 
Who's afraid of the big, bad 13? In this lively and comprehensive look at the world's most popular superstition, Nathaniel Lachenmeyer uncovers the history, psychology, and evolution of unlucky 13, both in the Unied States and around the world. 13 is also a book about superstition and mythmaking in general - why we believe what we believe, and why we stop believing. Love it or hate it, everybody has an opinion about unluck 13 . . . Includes an Index. "Fast-moving and entertaining." - Kirkus Reviews 
Price: 12.89 USD
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2905780118 / 9782905780119 Premiere edition 1985. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Good condition. Un livre d'ocasion. 
'Messire', dit Merlin, 'tel est mon mandement: La premiere nuit que vous passerez avec Iguerne, vous engendrerez un enfant dans son sein et lorsqui'il sera ne, vous me le remettrez afin que je le fasse instruire dans un endroit connu de moi, pou votre plus grande gloire et le plus grand profit dont cet enfant est digne." Ainsi donc, trois heures pleines apres la mort du Duc, le Roi Uther dormit aupres d'Iguerne et, cette nuit-la, il concut Authur en son sein... 
Price: 188.10 USD
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Grosset & Dunlap, New York: 1939 h Hardcover, with dustjacket. Good condition with chips and tears to DJ. 
Siegfried, the hero, the son of Sieglinde, grew to be a youth of dauntless courage. Setting out to slay a fierce dragon who guarded the Ring of the Nibelung, Siegfried fashioned himself a wonderful sword and descended into the murky cave in which the treasure was hidden. Then, with the ring secured, he passed through the magic fire to awaken the Valkyrie, Brunnhilde. Includes the scores interwoven with text and beautiful pictures. 
Price: 102.55 USD
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72 LEEMING, DAVID ADAMS. The World Of Myth.
Oxford University Press, New York/Oxford/London: 1990. 0195074750 / 9780195074758 Seventh Printing. s Softcover. Very good condition. 
Provides a sweeping anthology of myths. There are fascinating stories of great floods from the ancient Babylonians, Hebrews, Chinese, and Mayans; tales of apocalypse from India, the Norse, Christianity, and modern science; myths of the mother goddess from Native American Hopi culture and James Lovelocks' Gaia. Leeming has culled myths from Aztec to Persian cultures, offering one of the most wide-ranging collections of what he calls "the collective dream of humanity." Includes an Index. "A particularly fine one-volume work that not only draws from a wide variety of sources, but also puts them in a comparative context. . . . Modern myths, such as the idea of Earth as Gaia, intermingle resonantly with their ancient counterparts. It's not just Zeus anymore, as this most useful volume makes abundantly clear." - Booklist 
Price: 14.44 USD
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73 LEHANE, BRENDAN & THE EDITORS OF TIME-LIFE BOOKS. The Enchanted World: Legends Of Valor.
Time-Life Books, Alexandria: 1984. 0809452200 / 9780809452200 First Edition (Unstated). h Hardcover, no dustjacket. Good condition. 
This volume is one of a series based on myths, legends and folk tales. The four chapters in this work are entitled: Lords of the Chariot and the Spear: A Champion's Schooling in Another World; The Cruel Demands of Honor: Treachery of the Niebelungs; Brotherhood of the Round Table: Warriors in a World of Wonders; and The Noblest Quest of All: The Great King's Final Battle. 
Price: 8.03 USD
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74 LEVI-STRAUSS, CLAUDE. The Raw And The Cooked: Introduction To The Science Of Mythology, Volume 1.
Harper & Row, New York: 1969. First U. S. Edition. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Good condition. Covers are bent. 

Price: 19.95 USD
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75 LL0YD-JONES, HUGH. The Justice Of Zeus.
University of California Press, Berkeley and Los Angeles: 1971. First Paperback Edition. s Softcover. Very good condition. 

Price: 23.99 USD
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76 MABIE, HAMILTON WRIGHT (EDITOR). Myths Every Child Should Know: A Selection Of The Classic Myths Of All Time For Young People.
Doubleday & Company, Garden City: 1905. First Edition (Unstated). h Hardcover, no dustjacket. Reading copy. Front page is loose. Webbing is exposed in the front. 

Price: 42.28 USD
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77 MACCANA, PROINSIAS. Celtic Mythology.
Hamlyn, London, 1970. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Good condition. 
An enthralling account that shows how the Celts express the beliefs and hopes of a great civilization. The book is beautifully illustrated with outstanding examples of the work of Celtic artists and craftsmen. Includes an Index. 
Price: 37.29 USD
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Harper Collins, New York: 1992. 0062700235 / 9780062700230 First Edition. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Good condition. 
Meet The myriad gods and goddesses, heroes and heroines, beasts and monsters, and magical places that have lent their names and stories to our language in "By Jove!", a fun and informative journey through the world of classical mythology. Includes an Index. 
Price: 16.86 USD
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The Feral Press, Oyster Bay: 2009. Limited, numbered edition of 100. s Softcover. Brand new book. Limited, 
Reflection on Crow mythology copiously illustrated by John Digby. 
Price: 7.60 USD
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80 MAY, ROLLO. The Cry For Myth.
W. W. Norton, New York: 1991. 0393027686 / 9780393027686 First Edition (Unstated). h Hardcover with dustjacket. Very good condition. 
Through tracing mysths - whether from classical Greece of Dante's Middle Age, European legend (Faust and the prototype of Sleeping Beauty), or contemporary American life (Jay Gatsby) - and relating them to the dreams and associations he encounters in his own practice, Dr. May provides meaning and structure for all who seek direction in a morally confusing world. Includes an Index. "I have never come away from a book by Rollo May without a feeling that the game of life is worth the candle, or without an added increment of faith in the ability of human beings to be equal to their problems," - Norman Cousins 
Price: 10.17 USD
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