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Glorious Mythology Collections

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Purnell Myths

Stunning illustrations

A beautiful vintage series written by Roger Green and illustrated by the Grahame Johnstone twins. First released 1963. One of my all time favourites.


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Chronicle World Folklore

Magic & Adventure

Delightful world folklore collections, each illustrated by different artists. First released 2016.


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Enchanted Library

Magical Lifestyle Compendia

Legends, lore, literature and art of various magical creatures, also applied to fashion and beauty; and home, food, and entertaining. First released 2020.


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Element Encyclopedias

Secret Knowledge

Bumper guides to ancient histories and secret knowledge. First released 2001.


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Wizard's Library Tour

Magical Tomes

Ever wondered what a home-schooled wizard might have in their library? Take this bookshelf tour and find out...


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Legendary Beasts

Andrew McBride

A quick tour through some glorious images of Legendary Beasts I found while researching vintage English magazines.


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Australian Fairies

Art of the Fairy

Ever wondered what a home-schooled wizard might have in their library? Take this bookshelf tour and find out...


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World Mythology

Vintage Series

Oversize mythology books with abundant full colour paintings from diverse artists. First released 1978.


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Japanese Tales

Folio Society

Quaint, comic and curious tales. A gorgeous edition released by the Folio Society in 2018.


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Hamish Hamilton

'A Book Of...'

A vintage collection of myths, legends and magical tales, edited by preeminent authors of the time. First released in the 1960s.


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Eerie Viking Art

Johan Egerkrans

Stunningly illustrated linen-bound books on Scandinavian spirits, Norse Gods, undead creatures and - of course - dragons. First released in English in 2017.


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Folio Society

Leatherbound Classics

Classic works on myths and legends, beautifully bound in rich jewel-toned leather by the Folio Society, and also illustrated. First released in 1996.


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Pantheon Library

Fairy Tales & Folklore

An authoritative collection of world folk and fairy tale compilations by world-class scholars and anthropologists.




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