Title The Folklore of Birds. An Enquiry into the Origin & Distribution of some Magico-Religious Traditions. The New Naturalist. (No 34.)
Publisher Collins. 1958 1st edition.
Seller ID 77722
Hardback, 8.5 x 5.5 inches. In green cloth with gilt lettering to spine. In Original illustrated dustwrapper. In very good condition with very good dustwrapper (dw; spine slightly faded. Slightly rubbed along edges, foxing to rear. Not price clipped). Cloth clean, Small label to corner of front endpaper, some light foxing to endpapers, Else a very clean and tight copy. ---- The author has selected a number of familiar birds such as the swan, raven, owl, robin and wren, and traced the magico-religious beliefs concerning them as far back in time as possible. Archaeological data as well as oral and literary traditions are used to illustrate. 272pp. 55 photographs; 85 drawings in the text.
New Naturalist series E.A. ARMSTRONG, Folklore, Birds, Origin, Distribution, Magico-Religious, Traditions, swan, raven, owl, robin, wren, dustwrapper, first edition, photographs, Natural History, New Naturalist series, 34,