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Series: Mythology of all races

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Greek and Roman [mythology] by William Sherwood Fox1
The Mythology of All Races. EDDIC (The Mythology of All Races in Thirteen Volumes, Volume 2) by John Arnott MacCulloch2
The Mythology Of All Races V3: Celtic, Slavic by John Arnott MacCulloch3
Finno-Ugric and Siberian (Mythology of All Races, Volume IV) by Uno Holmberg4
Semitic (Mythology of All Races, Volume V) by Stephen H. Langdon5
Indian Mythology and Iranian Mythology by Arthur Berriedale Keith6
Mythology of All Races VII (vol 7) Armenian/African (Mythology of All Races, VII) by Mardios H. Ananikian7
Chinese and Japanese (Mythology of All Races, Volume VIII) by John Calvin Ferguson8
Oceanic Mythology by Roland Burrage Dixon9
Native American Mythology by Hartley Burr Alexander10
The Mythology of All Races: Volume Xi Latin-american by Hartley Burr Alexander11
Egyptian [mythology] by Louis Herbert Gray12
Complete Index (Mythology of All Races vol. 13)13
The mythology of all races by Louis H. GrayComplete set 1-13

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The Mythology of All Races is a series of thirteen volumes covering mythology world-wide, originally published between 1916 and 1932.  It has been reissued at least twice.

Some volumes covered mythology for only one group, others covered two groups which might be completely unrelated and be treated by different authors.   The volumes contain numerous illustrations, usually in black-and-white.   The thirteenth volume is a detailed index to the other twelve; they are not separately indexed.

The Library of Congress cataloged the individual volumes (except the index) under the name of the mythology, but also  cataloged the entire thirteen volume set.   In addition, the individual volumes are sometimes cataloged under the general title Mythology of All Races with either the name of the mythology(s) or the volume number (in either Arabic or Roman numerals) to distinquish them.To add to the confusion, the individual volumes are sometimes cataloged under the general editor Louis Herbert Gray, rather than the individual authors.  

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