Christison Rare Books (IOBA, SABDA): Folklore
trouvé: 5 livres

 
GOLDSTUCK, ARTHUR
The Ghost That Closed Down the Town. The Story of the Haunting of South Africa
(Johannesburg: Penguin, 2006) 0143025058. . 198 x 129 mm; laminated pictorial wrappers; pp. xiii + (i) + 328. A little foxing to edges. Very good condition. "In exploring ghost stories as urban legends, Goldstuck makes a fascinating discovery: the ghostly beliefs of each culture in South Africa have had a profound impact on the supernatural beliefs of every other cultural group in the country over the past four centuries. The result is the story of the South African ghost: a unique and complex character that reflects a turbulent history and a harsh existence and sheds a fascinating light on the nature of supernatural experience throughout the world.".
Christison Rare BooksVendeur professionnel
N° du livre: 11239
GBP 7.50 [Appr.: EURO 8.5 | CHF 9]
Catalogue: Folklore
Mots-clés: . . Popular . Mythology

 
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. Bookplate of Ernest Aldington Hunt to front pastedown, and earlier owner's name, with date "29th Dec. 1928" to front free endpaper; moderate foxing throughout, which is somewhat more pronounced to outermost leaves. Good to very good condition. "This volume deals with the myths and legends of Babylonia and Assyria, and as these reflect the civilization in which they developed, a historical narrative has been provided, beginning with the early Sumerian Age and concluding with the periods of the Persian and Grecian Empires. Over thirty centuries of human progress are thus passed under review.".
Christison Rare BooksVendeur professionnel
N° du livre: 9625
GBP 10.00 [Appr.: EURO 11.25 | CHF 12]
Catalogue: Folklore
Mots-clés: Archaeology. Fertile Crescent. Mesopotamia

 
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 front pastedown, and earlier owner's name, with date "29th Dec. 1928" to front free endpaper; discreet archival tape repair to mounting of frontis.; moderate foxing throughout. Good to very good condition. "In this volume, which deals with the myths and religious practices of pre-Columbian America in their relation to habits of life and the growth of civilization, the question is frankly faced whether these manifestations of ancient culture were of independent origin of had been imported from the Old World.".
Christison Rare BooksVendeur professionnel
N° du livre: 9627
GBP 12.50 [Appr.: EURO 14 | CHF 15]
Catalogue: Folklore
Mots-clés: Americas. Incas. Aztecs. Mythology. Religion. Native Americans

 
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 experiences that this haunting collection of African stories was drawn.".
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N° du livre: 1863
GBP 5.00 [Appr.: EURO 5.75 | CHF 6]
Catalogue: Folklore
Mots-clés: . . Legends. . . Zambia

 
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 the air. These two talented people have produced a book which creates South African legends which it is hoped will prove as enduring and as endearing as the fables found in English and Continental literature. They have based their material on the Bushman paintings which have provided them with authentic data on the appearance, customs and way of life of the past indigenous peoples of this land, but with a clear overall picture of the passing scene over the centuries, through the eyes of the Bushman.".
Christison Rare BooksVendeur professionnel
N° du livre: 1851
GBP 5.00 [Appr.: EURO 5.75 | CHF 6]
Catalogue: Folklore
Mots-clés: . Myths. . . San. Africa

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