The Folklore of Birds - An Enquiry into the Origin & Distribution of some Magico-Religious Traditions.

Armstrong, Edward A.:

Published by New York: Dover Publications Inc., 1970., 1970
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Second edition, revised and enlarged with 71 photographs & 88 illustrations in the text. Inscription to previous owner from author. Signed by author on title page. 284 pp + 4 pp ads. "As far back as modern man can be traced on this planet, the bird has been associated with supernatural powers. The Rev. Dr Edward Armstrong, who is both a foremost British naturalist and a skilled folklorist, has examined this corpus of ancient bird beliefs. His results indicate a curious cult of bird lore that once extended across Europe and Asia". Contents: The Prehistoric Background to Bird Folklore, The Michaelmas Goose, Bird-Maidens, The Rain-Goose, The Bird of Doom and Deluge, The Thunderbird, Night's Black Agents, The King of Birds, The Wren Hunt and Procession, Fire-Birds, Song-Birds and Toads, The Harbinger of Spring, Winged Souls & Bird-Fish. Beautifully rebound in dark green cloth boards with gilt lettering on black leather spine label. Original laminated illustrated paper covers bound in at front and rear. Previous owner's bookplate on back of original front cover. Overall condition Fine. Bookseller Inventory # 2038

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Title: The Folklore of Birds - An Enquiry into the ...

Publisher: New York: Dover Publications Inc., 1970.

Publication Date: 1970

Binding: Hardcover

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included