Rare Books Bulfinch's Age of Fable or Beauties of Mythology Revised 1898 Edition Mythology Books Fables and Legends Gift Books Collectibles

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This is a very good rare copy of Thomas Bulfinch's Age of Fable of Beauties of Mythology. David McKay Publishing 1898. This copy is very good inside and out. The pages inside only have light natural tanning from age with no markings seen. The binding is tight and straight, no loose pages found but NOTE: the only flaw to binding seen is inside back cover where there is wearing to binding BUT no loose pages Photo frontispiece of Apollo still has tissue guard in place. The red hardcover boards are also very good given age with light shelf wear along edges/corners. There is only light fading of title lettering along the spine and front cover embossed with design and gold title lettering is very good. Standard octavo book size or 6" x 9" with 501 pages including index and dictionary.

The Age of Fable or The Beauties of Mythology by Thomas Bulfinch takes readers through ancient myths and legends. This rare 1898 edition has been revised by Rev. J. Loughran Scott. Roman, Greek and other ancient legends of mythology are examined and the old spelling the Greek and Latin proper names has been retained. The book contains an intro on how the book came to be, an author's preface and editor's preface. From Apollo to Prometheus and Pandora, Cupid and Psyche, it is complete and unabridged. Extensively illustrated with photos and illustrations that accompany the detailed and concise text.

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