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Mythology

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1 Ming, Li Xiao (reteller). The Mending of the Sky and Other Chinese Myths
Durham Oyster River Press 1989 no Wraps Good 
Yellow wraps. Small oblong format. 53 pp. Black and white illustrations by Wu Shan Ming. A collection of creation myths and other related myths from China, including Pan Gu Opened the Sky and Earth, Fu Xi Taught People to Use Fire, the Yellow Dragon Subdued the Flood, Yi Shot Down Nine Suns, etc. Slip of paper, perhaps from the author or publisher, laid in, bearing corrections or amendments to the book. GOOD condition. Minor foxing and soiling to the wraps. Small area of staining to the upper rear cover, affecting the top of the last few pages. Previous owner's embossed stamp on the title page. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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2 Shepard, Odell The Lore of the Unicorn
Boston Houghton Mifflin 1930 no First Edition Hard Cover Fair No Jacket 
First American edition. Hard cover. No jacket. 312 pages including index. With 23 illustrated plates plus several in text illustrations. A detailed examination of the history of the myth of the unicorn in both eastern and western cultures, examining its appearance in art, books, and other sources. In FAIR/GOOD condition. Heavy darkening/offsetting to the front cover. Heavy fading to the spine with moderate soiling. Mostly minor soiling to the cover, with some specks. Minor bumping and scuffing to the extremities. Interior solid with heavy foxing to the endpapers, with very minor scattered foxing throughout. Minor soiling to the front endpapers. Previous owner's gift inscription present. Page edges a bit foxed. 
Price: 12.00 USD
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