Folklore

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    Arnott, Kathleen – African Myths and Legends

    (London: Oxford University Press, 1962) Illustrated by Joan Kiddell-Monroe. 8vo; original orange cloth; price-clipped pictorial dustwrapper; pp. viii + 212; illustrations. Dustwrapper slightly edgeworn with a little loss at tail. Signature of previous owner on front pastedown. Very good condition. Drawn from all parts of Africa these tales illustrate well the simplicity and superstition inherent […]

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    Mackenzie, Donald A. – Myths of Babylonia and Assyria

    (London: The Gresham Publishing Company, no date) 8vo; original olive-green cloth with decorative device and black lettering to spine and upper cover; tinted top edge; pp. xxxix + (i) + 537 incl. index; folding map of Babylonia and Assyria; monochrome plates of antiquities and full-colour plates after paintings by E. Wallcousins depicting scenes from folklore. […]

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    Mackenzie, Donald A. – Myths of China and Japan

    (London: The Gresham Publishing Company, no date) 8vo; original olive-green cloth with decorative device and black lettering to spine and upper cover; tinted top edge; pp. xvi + 404 incl. index; plates in colour and monochrome after paintings and photographs. Cover a little rubbed and corners turned; bookplate of Ernest Aldington Hunt to front pastedown […]

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    Mackenzie, Donald A. – Myths of Pre-Columbian America

    (London: The Gresham Publishing Company, no date) 8vo; original olive-green cloth with decorative device and black lettering to spine and upper cover; tinted top edge; pp. xiv + 351 incl. index; folding map of Mexico and Central America; numerous plates incl. folding. Cover a little rubbed and corners turned; bookplate of Ernest Aldington Hunt to […]

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    Mitchison, Naomi – Images of Africa

    (Edinburgh, Canongate, 1980) 8vo; original black boards sl. bumped at extremities; laminated pictorial dustwrapper a little sunned; pp. iv + 139. Very good condition. Naomi Mitchison’s involvement with Africa goes back many years. She is an adopted member of the Bakgatla tribe in Botswana of which she is an honorary chief. It is from these […]

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    Phillips, Mary and Townley Johnson – The Bushman Speaks

    (Cape Town, Howard Timmins, 1961) Small quarto; original boards somewhat bowed; pictorial dustwrapper rather rubbed; moderate foxing and browning to endpapers and prelims.; pp. 59; line drawings. Fair to good condition. Townley Johnson is famous for his art as well as being a well-known radio personality whilst Mary Phillips’ voice is known to thousands over […]

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    Savory, Phyllis – Swazi Fireside Tales. Illustrated by Jullian Hulme

    (Cape Town: Howard Timmins, 1972) Small quarto pictorial dustwrapper scuffed pp. 159 illustrations in line. Some foxing on the endpapers text edges a little spotted. Signed by the author on the title-page. ‘These Swazi Tales handed down from generation to generation are an important part of their age-old history and Phyllis Savory has again saved […]

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