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This book surveys the folklore and customs of 'old' Monmouthshire, the county as it was until 1974, an area now covered by the councils of Newport, Torfaen, Blaenau Gwent, Caerphilly and the 'new' Monmouthshire. Pictorial card wraps. B/w photos. B/w illustrations. ISBN: 1873827407. Vertical crease to spine. A few light marks to outer page edges.
An adaption of the tale 'Straighten Up and Fly Right'. A sly buzzard entices one animal after another into taking a "cool ride" with him. Then the monkey, wanting to protect his friends, devises a plan to force the buzzard to "straighten up and fly right." Matt pictorial boards. Colour illustrations. ISBN: 0437860205. Gift inscription in ink to front endpaper. Pictorial dustwrapper is lightly creased at edges.
A rich collection of folklore from China, Iraq, Portugal, Romania, Norway, America etc. Blue boards, silver title to spine. Colour & b/w illustrations. 92 pages. ISBN: 1857938798. Slight wear to bottom edges of covers. A couple of small indents to rear cover. Security label stuck to rear pastedown. Small blue line to margin of page 26. Dustwrapper is very slightly edge worn.
A treasury of traditional folklore compiled from many of the author's favourite folk tales, gathered from Central Asia and India, Arabia, Europe, and the Americas. Brown boards with gilt titles to spine. 327 pages. ISBN: 0863040845. SIGNED by author, with dedication, on title page. Top of spine and lower front corner bumped. A couple of light marks and a little foxing to text block. Dustwrapper is very slightly edge worn, small pencil line to rear panel.
REMEMBERING THE YEAR OF THE FRENCH; IRISH FOLK HISTORY AND SOCIAL MEMORY
Written by Guy Beiner.
Stock no. 1810907
Published by University of Wisconsin Press. 1st 2006. Very good condition.
Moving deftly between the study of historical events - the failed French invasion of the West of Ireland in 1798 - and folkloric representations of those events. Cardwraps. Uncorrected Page Proof. B/w illustrations. ISBN: 0299218244. Light creasing to covers. Text block slightly grubby. Light creasing to prelims.
Folklore and History of an Ulster Community. B/w photos and illustrations. 852 pages. ISBN: 0862780152. Corner creasing to a few pages. Wrapper is faded to spine and has a few tiny edge chips.
Dark blue cloth, gilt title to spine. B/w photos. xv and 124 pages. 303 copies privately printed. Covers lightly scuffed. Top and tail of spine a little worn. Inscription in coloured pencil to front endpaper. One or two margin marks but generally a nice copy.
Quelques traditions et coutumes. Large format. Brown cloth spine, colour pictorial front board. Comprises 125 tipped-in colour cards. Text in French. Published to celebrate the 100,000,000 packet of Cote D'or Belgian chocolate. Corners lightly rubbed. Small hole to half-title. Includes separate paper slip with explanation of publication.
Chapters on Ritual and non-ritual drama, puppet theatre and the folk actor and his art. Blue cloth, gilt title to spine. 257 pages includes index. ISBN: 9027933251. Ex-lib. Stamp and label to front endpaper. Library number to spine. Stamp to edge of textblock else contents near fine.