Superb collection of four titles from the Easton Press Myths and Legends series: - 1) Robert Graves: The Greek Myths, Vols. I and II (1997). Quarto. 370, , , -782pp. Original gilt stamped leather, with gold lettering on spines. Raised bands. All edges gilt. Moire endpapers. Ribbon marker and color frontispiece in each volume. Comprehensive two-volume compilation and analysis of Greek mythology. Graves starts off with the early Pelasgian creation myths that tell the stories of the creation of the Universe, the Titans, Titanesses, and the first man, Pelasgus. Graves compares the early Pelasgian creation myths with the later Homeric, Orphic, and Olympian creation myths, and from there the reader is 'off to the races.' Graves takes each myth - from the Creation through Odysseus' homecoming at the end of The Odyssey - and provides a synopsis of all of the variations, includes a comprehensive set of bibliographic citations associated with the source(s) for each myth and its variations, and then follows that up with detailed set of explanatory notes and comments. Sporadic and tiny scratches along paper edges and one tiny scratch on spine of second volume. Bindings in overall near fine, interior in fine condition. - 2) Lewis Spence: Myths and Legends of the North American Indians (1997). Quarto. , 392, pp. Original gilt stamped leather, with gold lettering on spine. Raised bands. All edges gilt. Moire endpapers. Ribbon marker. Color frontispiece. Rich anthology of the myths and legends of the Algonquins, Iroquois, Pawnees, and Sioux, prefaced by an extensive historical and ethnological commentary. Simply written tales of warrior rivalries, steadfast love, and victory over powerful forces are suitable reading for youngsters and entertaining enough for adults. Discoloration spot at upper paper edge. Binding in overall near fine, interior in fine condition. - 3) Lewis Spence: Myths and Legends of Ancient Egypt (1997). Quarto. , 369, pp. Original gilt stamped leather, with gold lettering on spine. Raised bands. All edges gilt. Moire endpapers. Ribbon marker. This superb in-depth survey explores animism, totemism, fetishism, creation myths, Egyptian priesthood, cult of Osiris, numerous deities, Book of the Dead, alchemy, Egyptian art and magic, legends, and a host of other fascinating topics. An erudite, clearly written work. Binding and interior in fine condition. - 4) H. A. Guerber: Myths of the Norsemen from the Eddas and Sagas (1997). Quarto. XII, , 396, pp. Original gilt stamped leather, with gold lettering on spine. Raised bands. All edges gilt. Moire endpapers. Ribbon marker. A collection of myths that tell of the creation of the world, the deeds of such gods and heroes as Odin, Thor and Siegfried, the machinations of the evil Loki, and more. Entertaining and readable, these tales present the ancient Germanic and Scandinavian myths that have helped shape literature. Tiny scratch on spine, and discoloration spots to fore-edge of front cover. Minor and sporadic tiny scratches along paper edges. Binding in overall good to good+, interior in fine condition. Bookseller Inventory #
Title: Lot of 4 titles from the Easton Press Myths ...
Publisher: Easton Press
Publication Date: 1997
Book Condition: g to vg
Edition: Collector's Edition.
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