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IN THE LIGHT OF MYTH. SELECTIONS FROM THE WORLD'S MYTHS., Baker, Rannie B.
1 IN THE LIGHT OF MYTH. SELECTIONS FROM THE WORLD'S MYTHS. Baker, Rannie B.
Row, Peterson & Company 1925 Hardcover Good with no dust jacket 
We fit archival quality clear acrylic covers for additional protection whenever possible. ; 12mo 7" - 7" tall; 0 17701 
Price: 13.11 USD
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MYTHOLOGY IN MARBLE, Bell, Louie M.
2 MYTHOLOGY IN MARBLE Bell, Louie M.
Boston Educational Publishing Company 1901 First Edition Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
Art; We fit archival quality clear acrylic covers for additional protection whenever possible. ; Photographs; 8vo; 0 11782 
Price: 18.68 USD
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3 THE ADVENTURES OF ULYSSES Unknown
London Thomas Nelson & Sons 1910 Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
12mo 7" - 7" tall; 160 pages; 4 color plates. Light foxing to first 5 leaves. Neat gift inscription on fep dated 1910. Last b/w illustration is hand colored, by whom I know not. ; 0 30302 
Price: 25.33 USD
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THE GOLDEN FLEECE, Gunther, John
4 THE GOLDEN FLEECE Gunther, John
NY Random House, Inc. , 1959 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket Illustrated by Ernest Kurt Barth 
We fit archival quality clear acrylic covers for additional protection whenever possible. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 0 17132 
Price: 13.11 USD
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THE RED AND THE BLACK Revisions and Additions by W. H. Klapp., Beyle (Stendhal) , Marie-Henri
5 THE RED AND THE BLACK Revisions and Additions by W. H. Klapp. Beyle (Stendhal) , Marie-Henri
The Heritage Press 1947 Hardcover Very Good- with no dust jacket Illustrated by Rafaello Busoni 
We fit archival quality clear acrylic covers for additional protection whenever possible. ; The Heritage Illustrated Bookshelf; 4to 11" - 13" tall; pages; Good Slipcase, lt sunning to spine, sandglass laid in; 0 14815 
Price: 13.11 USD
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THE VOYAGE TO ITHOBAL, Arnold, Edwin
6 THE VOYAGE TO ITHOBAL Arnold, Edwin
NY G. W. Dillingham Company 1901 First American Edition; First Printing Very Good with no dust jacket Illustrated by Arthur Lumley 
Libya; Egytpt; We fit archival quality clear acrylic covers for additional protection whenever possible. ; B&W Illustrations; 8vo; Issued without a dust jacket. Discreet Inked dedication on front free end paper. ; 0 10938 
Price: 28.01 USD
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