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ANON.,
Homers Odyssee
0. 1802. neu travestiret; oder Ulysses am Zusammenflusse des achtzehnten und neunzehnten Jahrhunderts. "Ithaka im Jahre X". Zu finden in Mannheim bei Schwan und Goetz, 1802; 222, [ii] advertisements, [i] errata, with frontispiece; original blue-grey paper-covered boards; contemporary owner'sname on front pastedown, extremely light stain to top of frontispiece. First, and probably sole edition. A jeu d'esprit which casts a satirical eye on the manners of its period, with a remarkable copper-engraved frontispiece by d'Argent showing the protagonist - in the costume of the late eighteenth century - about to board an air balloon. A second volume is announced on page 222, but we do not believe this ever appeared.
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BENN, GOTTFRIED,
Das Moderne Ich.
. Berlin, Erich Reiss Verlag, [1919 ] 56pp. + publisher's catalogue . this is one of the volumes in the series Tribüne der Kunst und Zeit edited by Kasimir Edschmid of which it is the 12th volume. A rather delicate volume, text browned and brittle, original coloured wrappers, spine rather damaged. RARE. ? Raabe 159; Raabe/Hannich-Bode 60.84; Perkins 163 [ DR 1 ].
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BIERBAUM, OTTO JULIUS,
Erlebte Gedichte
0. 1892. Berlin, Verlag von Wilhelm Issleib (Gustav Schur), 1892; viii, 218pp.; the title-page, printed in red and black, with a vignette in the centre of a boy riding a rather obese centaur, and the final advertisement leaf for other Issleib publications, serve also as the publisher's wrappers; title-page a little browned and stained, with c. 1 cm. short marginal tear, stitching gone, all gatherings loose. The true first edition, before the transfer of the sheets to Schuster & Löffler. The printed dedication is to Detlef von Liliencron. Rare.
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BÖLL, HEINRICH
Georg Büchners Gegenwärtigkeit. Eine Rede
. am 21. Oktober 1967 anlässl. d. Verleihung d. Georg-Büchner-Preises d. Akad. für Sprache u. Dichtung in Darmstadt. One of a limited edition of 1000 copies published by the Friedenauer Presse , printed on fine paper. in printed wrappers.
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BRECHT , BERTOLD,
Leben Eduards Des Zweiten Von England (Nach Marlowe). : Historie.
. Potsdam, Gustav Kiepenheuer, 1924. 121 [5] pp. 4 plates and cover illustration by Caspar Neher. paperback, sl. damage to spine Erich Alport's copy with his signature in pencil on f.e.p.
¶ First Edition see: Wilpert G. II, 4; Nubel A 145. Written together with Lion Feuchtwanger. publisher's one-page leaflet announcing new titles for 1924 has left sl. darkening on pp 12/13 [ST].
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BURGER, G.A.,
Balladen
0. 1919. Munchen , Hans von Weber, 1919; [iv], 132 pp. with lithograph illustrations;by Franz Kolbrrand; publisher's paper-covered boards with title-piece; sometime rebacked with suitable blue-grey board, original printed title mounted; edges of boards worn with tiny hole in covering-paper, extreme outer edge of lower corners slightly bumped, one or two small spots; loosely inserted the separately-printed but simultaneously issued: Gottfried August Buerger. Nachwort zu seinen Balladen von Erich Ebstein. Muenchen 1920, Hans von Weber Verlag [30pp.]. 9th "Dreiangeldruck", printed in a limited edition, as is recorded in the colophon: "Dieses ist Nummer 32 der Vorzugausgabe". Signed by the artist, F.Kolbrand.
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BURGER, G.A.,
Des Freiherrn Von Munchhausen
0. 1840. wunderbare Reisen und Abentheuer zu Wasser und zu Lande .. Neue Originalausgabe. Mit 16 Federzeichnungen von Hosemann. Goettingen & Berlin, 1840; c. 15 x 9.5 cm.; xxiv, 167pp. with 16 lithographic plates; later paper-covered boards, red morocco lettering-piece, original printed wrappers bound in; plates a little browned, slight spotting, slight offsetting to some plates. A now very scarce edition. Hosemann's lithographs must count among the wittiest and most winning of all the Muenchhausen illustrations. Wackermann I, 27; Brieger-Hobrecker 55.
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BURGER, G. A.,
Gedichte
0. 1844. Herausgegeben von Karl Reinhard. Three volumes, Wien, Ignaz Klang, 1844; small square 8vo; contemporary quarter blue cloth, spine lettered and decorarted in gilt, marbled boards; 252, 248, 244pp. with frontispiece portrait; spine lettering and ornament dull, edges of boards of Volume II worn, scattered light spotting. Each volume also contains the series title "G.A.Buerger's Saemmtliche Werke .. Neue, rechtmaeszige Ausgabe." The portrait frontispiece for the whole series is here bound in at the beginning of the second volume.
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BUSCH, WILHELM,
Max Und Moritz Bilderbuch
. Zürich, Fritz Ott, n.d. [c. 1935]; c. 29 x22.5 cm.; 24 unnumbered pages with text and colour-printed illustrations; publisher's cloth-backed illustrated boards; very small loss of the red paper that covers the rear boards (about 1.5 x 4 cm.). First edition thus, A good, clean copy..
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BUSCH, WILHELM,
Max and Moritz.
0. A Story in Seven Tricks. Munich: Braun & Schneider, London: A.N.Myers && Co. n.d. [c. 1870]; [iv], 53pp. printed on one side of every leaf, with two or three hand-coloured vignettes after the author on nearly every page, publisher's list printed on the endpapers; publisher's olive-green cloth, decorated and illustrated in black and gilt; splits to hinges with slight losses at head and tail of spine, rear board partly faded, inner joints split, stitching defective to first gathering, hence front endpaper and first four pages detached, page 8 detached and chipped at edges, slight embrowning, owner's name - Dorothy E. Hart - in top margin of title-page, lacking rear free endpaper. Rare edition in English of one of Germany's most famous and most successful children's books. Wilhelm Busch owed his immense and lasting success to his humour and illustrations. Apparently the first translation into English was by C.T.Brooks, and was published in Boston in 1871; the British Library's copy of the anonymous translation we are offering, published with Busch's original illustrations and colouring by his original publisher, is dated 1874, but our copy is undated. We think it is of the 1870s, or just possibly early 1880s. No edition in Osborne.
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DIDEROT, DENIS,
Die Geschwatzigen Kleinode.
0. 1906. Nach einer Ubersetzung des 18.Jahrhunderts neu herausgegeben von Lothar Schmidt. Mit 7 Bildern von Franz von Bayros. Munche, Georg Muller, 1906. xxxvi, 375, [i] pp. with seven plates; publisher's soft maroon leather, spine richly gilt with raised bands and leather label, gilt device on front board; short splits in joints at head and tail of spine, cocked (i.e. "leseschief")'early owners' names on front paste-down and front free endpaper. No. 850 of an edition of 1000 copies. After an 18th century German translation of "Les bijoux indiscrets".
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Keywords: Ianweb German Literature in Translation Georg Muller Verlag Bibliphilr Bibliophily Bindings Diderot 18th Century French Literature Illustrated Books Franz Von Bayros Erotica Limited Editions.

 
DISRAELI, B.,
Tancred:
0. 1847. or, The New Crusade. Copyright Edition for Continental Circulation. In Two Volumes. Leipzig, Bernh. Tauchnitz Jun. 1847; [iv], 316, [iv], 292 pp.; contemporary German fine-grained cloth, spines lettered in gilt within gilt ornaments; spines faded, a few small, early light splashes to boards. An early Tauchnitz edition in a fine bindibg and fine condition.
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DÖBLIN, ALFRED,
Doktor Doeblin. Selbstbiographie
. Published in a limited edition of 400 copies and printed on hand-made Romana paper by the friedenauer Presse in Berlin, 1970, 12pp. in printed wrappers. Edges of wrappers slightly sunned.
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DOBLIN, ALFRED,
Pardon Wird Nicht Gegeben.
0. 1935. Roman. Amsterdam, Querido Verlag, 1935; 454 pp.; publisher's cloth; spine faded and slightly marked, boards partially faded, cocked ["leseschief"]. First edition.
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FACSIMILE-
Codex Sinaiticus
. This high quality facsimile reunites the Codex Sinaiticus from its current locations around the world. Makes one of the most significant Christian texts available. Excellent value for a 20lb text. the Codex Sinaiticus is one of the world's most remarkable books. Written in Greek in the fourth century, it is the oldest surviving complete New Testament, and one of the two oldest manuscripts of the whole Bible. No other early manuscript of the Christian Bible has been so extensively corrected, and the significance of Codex Sinaiticus for the reconstruction of the Christian Bible's original text, the history of the Bible and the history of western book making is immense. Since 2002, a major international project has been creating an electronic version of the manuscript. This magnificent printed facsimile reunites the text, now divided between the British Library, the National Library of Russia, St Catherine’s Monastery, Mt Sinai and Leipzig University Library. Codex Sinaiticus, a manuscript of the Christian Bible written in the middle of the fourth century, contains the earliest complete copy of the Christian New Testament. The hand-written text is in Greek. The New Testament appears in the original vernacular language (koine) and the Old Testament in the version, known as the Septuagint, that was adopted by early Greek-speaking Christians. In the Codex, the text of both the Septuagint and the New Testament has been heavily annotated by a series of early correctors.The significance of Codex Sinaiticus for the reconstruction of the Christian Bible's original text, the history of the Bible and the history of Western book-making is immense. Hardback, 832 pages, 340 x 420mm, 822 colour illustrations.Codex Sinaiticus is one of the world's most remarkable books. Written in Greek in the fourth century, it is the oldest surviving complete New Testament, and one of the two oldest manuscripts of the whole Bible. No other early manuscript of the Christian Bible has been so extensively corrected, and the significance of Codex Sinaiticus for the reconstruction of the Christian Bible's original text, the history of the Bible and the history of western book making is immense. Since 2002, a major international project has been creating an electronic version of the manuscript. This magnificent printed facsimile reunites the text, now divided between the British Library, the National Library of Russia, St Catherine's Monastery, Mt Sinai and Leipzig University Library. Codex Sinaiticus, a manuscript of the Christian Bible written in the middle of the fourth century, contains the earliest complete copy of the Christian New Testament. The hand-written text is in Greek. The New Testament appears in the original vernacular language (koine) and the Old Testament in the version, known as the Septuagint, that was adopted by early Greek-speaking Christians. In the Codex, the text of both the Septuagint and the New Testament has been heavily annotated by a series of early correctors.The significance of Codex Sinaiticus for the reconstruction of the Christian Bible's original text, the history of the Bible and the history of Western book-making is immense. The name 'Codex Sinaiticus' literally means 'the Sinai Book'. It reflects two important aspects of the manuscript: its form and a very special place in its history. 'Codex' means 'book'. By the time Codex Sinaiticus was written, works of literature were increasingly written on sheets that were folded and bound together in a format that we still use to this day. This book format was steadily replacing the roll format which was more widespread just a century before when texts were written on one side of a series of sheets glued together to make a roll. These rolls were made of animal skin (like most of the Dead Sea Scrolls) or the papyrus plant (commonly used for Greek and Latin literature). Using the papyrus codex was a distinctive feature of early Christian culture. The pages of Codex Sinaiticus however are of prepared animal skin called parchment. This marks it out as standing at an important transition in book history. Before it we see many examples of Greek and Latin texts on papyrus roll or papyrus codex, but almost no traces of parchment codices. After it, the parchment codex becomes normative. During its history , particularly its modern history, parts of Codex Sinaiticus were also known by other names. The 43 leaves which are now at Leipzig University Library were published in 1846 as 'Codex Frederico-Augustanus' in honour of Frederick Augustus II, King of Saxony, who was the patron of the German Biblical scholar and editor of Codex Sinaiticus, Constantine Tischendorf. The 347 leaves now in The British Library were previously known as 'Codex Sinaiticus Petropolitanus', as they were kept in St Petersburg between 1863 and 1933. Codex Sinaiticus is generally dated to the fourth century, and sometimes more precisely to the middle of that century. This is based on study of the handwriting, known as palaeographical analysis. Only one other nearly complete manuscript of the Christian Bible Codex Vaticanus (kept in the Vatican Library in Rome) is of a similarly early date. The only manuscripts of Christian scripture that are definitely of an earlier date than Codex Sinaiticus contain small portions of the text of the Bible.As it survives today, Codex Sinaiticus comprises just over 400 large leaves of prepared animal skin, each of which measures 380mm high by 345mm wide. On these parchment leaves is written around half of the Old Testament and Apocrypha (the Septuagint), the whole of the New Testament, and two early Christian texts not found in modern Bibles. Most of the first part of the manuscript (containing most of the so-called historical books, from Genesis to 1 Chronicles) is now missing and presumed to be lost. The Septuagint includes books which many Protestant Christian denominations place in the Apocrypha. Those present in the surviving part of the Septuagint in Codex Sinaiticus are 2 Esdras, Tobit, Judith, 1 & 4 Maccabees, Wisdom and Sirach. The number of the books in the New Testament in Codex Sinaiticus is the same as that in modern Bibles in the West, but the order is different. The Letter to the Hebrews is placed after Paul's Second Letter to the Thessalonians, and the Acts of the Apostles between the Pastoral and Catholic Epistles. The two other early Christian texts are an Epistle by an unknown writer claiming to be the Apostle Barnabas, and 'The Shepherd', written by the early second-century Roman writer, Hermas. Codex Sinaiticus was copied by more than one scribe. Constantine Tischendorf identified four in the nineteenth century. Subsequent research decided that there were three, but it is possible that a fourth (different from Tischendorf's fourth scribe) can be identified. Each of the three undisputed scribes has a distinctive way of writing which can be identified with practice. Each also had a distinctive way of spelling many sounds, particularly vowels which scribes often wrote phonetically. One of them may have been a senior copyist. DO NOT ORDER VIA A B E AS WE WILL THEN HAVE TO REJECT YOUR ORDER. Instead order via www.Antiqbook . Weight: 20 lbs. (ISBN: 9780712349987) .
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FALLADA, HANS,
Marchen Vom Stadtschreiber, Der Aufs Land Flog
0. 1935. Berlin, Rowohlt, 1935; 227pp. with pictorial endpapers & numerous illustrations from wood-engravings; publisher's illustrated cloth; slight mark on edge of front board, but a very good copy. First edition, richly illustrated by Heinz Kiwitz.
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FALLERSLEBEN, HOFFMANN VON,
Geschichte Des Deutschen Kirchenliedes Bis Auf Luthers Zeit
. nebst einem Anhange In Dulci Iubilo, nun Singet und seid Froh: Ein Beitrag zur Geschichte der deutschen Poesie. Dritte Ausgabe.Two volumes bound in one, In Dulci Iubilo containing "einer musikbeilage von Ludwig Erk"). Carl Rümpler (verlag), Hannover, 1861; xii + 540pp ("Geschichte..") & 128pp ("In Dulci.."); binder's cloth, gilt-titled; small splits in spine ends, corners bumped & v.sl.worn, waterstain to a few corners, a few spots on occas. leaves, otherwise sound. ASK FOR POSTAL QUOTE [ST].
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Book number: F1406
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Keywords: Theology Medieval Literature Mittelalter Church History Hymns German Deutsche Poetry Music Chorals

 
FERNAU, RUDOLF,
Uraufführung Von Bert Brecht >Baal< Am 8. Dezember 1923 Im Alten Leipziger Stadttheater Erzählt Von Rudolf Fernau. Aus Den Erinnerungen.
. Berlin, Friedenauer Presse, 1971, 12pp. Printed on fine Romana-Bütten,(hand-made paper) One of an edition of 400 copies. in yellow printed wrappers,

¶ Ein Kapitel aus dem Lebenstagebuch eines Schauspielers "Als Lied begann's" von Rudolf Fernau. Erstmalig veröffentliche im März 1971 bei der Friedenauer Presse im Verlag der Wolff's Bücherei. Andreas Wolff, Berlin-Friedenau. Auflage 400 Exemplare; gesetzt in Korpus Garamond Antiqua, gedruckt auf Romana-Bütten bei Klaus Fruck, Berlin-Schöneberg. Auf dem Umschlag ist der Originaltheaterzettel des Leipziger Schauspielhauses abgedruckt.
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Book number: F1924
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FREDE, LOTHAR,
Das Klassische Weimar in Medaillen.
0. 1959. Mit 32 Tafeln. [Weimarer Beitraege zur Kunst herausgegeben von der Direktion der Staatlichen Kunstsammlungen in Weimar].Leipzig, Insel-Verlag, 1959; 4to; 168pp. 32 monochrome plates;; publisher's buckram with medallion portrait of Goethe. 600 copies were printed. This was Professor Edgar Wind's copy, with his pencil notes on the front free endpaper. A postcard feom the author to Professor Wind, written on both sides in ink, is loosely inserted. The edition was of 600 copies.
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Book number: IS002350
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Keywords: Ianweb Goethe Weimar Medallions Medals Insel-Verlag German History German Literature Clasical Weimar Numismatics

 
GOETHE, JOHANN WOLFGANG VON
Briefwechsel Zwischen Goethe Und Zelter
0. 1833. in den Jahren 1796 bis 1832. Herausgegeben von Dr. Friedrich Wilhelm Riemer. Six volumes, boundin three, Berlin, Verlag von Duncker und Humblot, 1833/1834; each volume approx. 450 pp.; early pebble-grain cloth, spines lettered and ruled in gilt and blind, boards ruled in blind, speckled edges; spines faded, with fading extending onto the boards. A fine set of the first edition of this most important correspondence between Goethe and one of his closest friends. Its provenance is a large private library built up in Travemuende in the course of the 19th Century, now dispersed, for which it appears to have been bound ca. 1850/1860. An apparently blank and unnumbered page has been partially excised after p.362 of Volume IV. The book is nevertheless complete, as we have ascertained by comparing this copy with another copy of the same edition.
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Book number: IS00983TRAVE
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GRILLPARZER, FRANZ,
Das Goldene Vliess.
0. Dramatisches Gedicht in drei Abtheilungen. Wien, Wallishausser, 1822; t.p. 302pp.; cont. half marbled calf, ornamental gilt rules to spine, orange-coloured lettering-piece, marbled boards, yellow edges; spine a little rubbed, slight abrasure to marbled paper of front board. A near-fine copy of the first edition.
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Book number: IS00997TRAVE
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GRILLPARZER, FRANZ,
Das Goldene Vliess.
0. Dramatisches Gedicht in drei Abtheilungen. Wien, Wallishausser, 1822; t.p. 302pp.; cont. half marbled calf, ornamental gilt rules to spine, orange-coloured lettering-piece, marbled boards, yellow edges; spine a little rubbed, slight abrasure to marbled paper of front board. A near-fine copy of the first edition.
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Book number: IS00998
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GRILLPARZER, FRANZ,
Konig Ottokars Glueck Und Ende.
0. Trauerspiel in fuenf Aufzuegen. Wien, Wallishausser, 1825; t.p. 190pp.; cont. half marbled calf, ornamental rules to spine, orange-coloured lettering-piece, marbled boards, yellow edges; two very slight abrasures to paper of front board. A fine copy of the First Edition.
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HAKER, RICHARD STRUVE,
Hoelderlin.
0. 1942. Tribut einer Ehrfurcht. Bogota, 1942; 124 pp. with frontispiece portrait; 23 x 18 cm.; publisher's printed wrappers reproducing the same portrait as the frontispiece; largely unopened; neat repair to verso of wrapper. A very rare tribute to Hoelderlin published by in war-time exile. The first part of the book (about half the contents) narrates "Hoelderlin's Leben", in prose. The second part consists of "Sonette und Balladen" by Haker on Hoelderlin-related themes. This work was printed, in Colombia, at the end of 1942, in anticipation of the 100th anniversary of Hoelderlin's death. To quote the blurb on the wrapper: " Sie erinnert an das Ewige des Deutschtums, an das, was alle Zeiten und Alle fluechtigen Wechsel uebedauert: an das, was man die unsterbliche Seele des deutschen Volkes nennen koennte. In der biographischen Skizze findet der Leser sich unter deutschen Menschen, in den Versen erscheinen ihm alle die seelischen Zuege deutschen Wesens, die uns als wertvoll und als unverlierbar gelten .. Solche deutsche Art, wie sie Hoelderlin kennzeichnet, wuerde in unseren Tagen unter gleich tragischem Stern stehen, und so mag es wohl geschehen, dass ein jeder von uns in diesem Dichterleben ein wenig seines eigenen Lebens, seiner eigenen Wuensche, Hoffnungen und Enttaeuschungen wiederfindet ..".
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HATTO, A.T. [ED.],
The Memorial Feast the Memorial Feast for Kokotoy-Khan (Kokotoydun Asi): A Kirghiz Epic Poem
. [London Oriental Series Vol.33]. Oxford, 1977; xvi, 283pp.; orig. cl. d.w.; short tears in d.w. Apart from the tears in the d.w. an excellent copy, warmly inscribed by the editor in 1977. Edited for the first time from a copy of the unique manuscript, with translation and commentary. An edition and translation of, along with extensive commentary on, the earliest Kirghiz oral traditional epic extant, a poem which "bears witness to a pithy and at times ornate bardic style with well-worn, beautifully structured epithets and other formulae.." (p. 90). Demonstrates that the existing manuscript is a fair copy of a field record made by Valikhanov, documents parallel passages, and includes (Appendix 8, pp. 269-70) remarks by Radlov on oral performance and improvisation. Notes also Parry's debt to Kirghiz oral poetry and to Radlov (1885) in particular. ? Arthur Thomas Hatto, F. B. A. was born in London in 1910 and was educated at Dulwich College (1923-27) and King?s College, London (1927-32). While Lektor für Englisch at the University of Bern he made his edition of a pre-Lutheran German translation of the Apocalypse, for which he was awarded the M. A. with Distinction of London University (1934). From an Assistant Lectureship in German at King?s College (1939), he was appointed Reader (1946), then Professor of German Language and Literature in the University of London (1953) until his retirement (1977). He served as a Governor at the School of Oriental and African Studies, gave the Foundation Day Lecture there (Shamanism and Epic Poetry in Northern Asia, 1970) and was elected an Honorary Fellow (1981). [ DL 3/5].
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Keywords: Central Asia Kirghistan Epic Oral Literature Ethnology Ian

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