Siberian and Other Folk-Tales. Primitive Literature of the Empire of the Tsars. Siberian Folk-Tales, C. Fillingham - Collected COXWELL, translated.
Siberian and Other Folk-Tales. Primitive Literature of the Empire of the Tsars.
Siberian and Other Folk-Tales. Primitive Literature of the Empire of the Tsars.
Siberian and Other Folk-Tales. Primitive Literature of the Empire of the Tsars.

Siberian and Other Folk-Tales. Primitive Literature of the Empire of the Tsars.

London: C. W. Daniel Company, 1925. First Edition. Hardcover. Large thick octavo. 1056pp. Original grey publisher's cloth, printed paper spine label with title and author, b&w frontis map, index. A massive, scholarly collection. The best known work by Charles Fillingham Coxwell (1856 - 1940) author and folklorist who translated works from Russian and German. His "Siberian and Other Folk Tales" comprised folk tales drawn from across the tsarist empire, with additional research undertaken in Berlin, Leipzig, Warsaw and Vilnius. As well as his own field work, Coxwell relied heavily on the other great ethnographers of the regions, upon whose work he drew. Ethnic groups whose tales are presented include the Chukchis; Yukaghirs; the Koryaks; the Gilyaks; the Tunguses; the Buryats; the Kalmucks; the Yakuts; the Altaians; the Tarantchi-Tatars; the Yellow Ugurs; the Kirghiz; the Turkomans; the Tchuvashes; the Kumuks; the Gagauzy; the Bashkirs; the Georgians; the Samoyedes; the Ostyaks; the Tcheremisses; the Mordvins; the Votyaks; the Lapps; the Finns; the Esthonians; the Russians; the Letts; the Lithuanians; the Poles; the White Russians; the Little Russians; the Ossetes; the Armenians and the Darvashes. Light signs of handling and use, spine ends bruised, page edge a bit darkened, endpapers unevenly browned otherwise internally bright and unmarked. Overall a tight, clean VG+ copy in a near Good example of the scarce dust jacket (Dust jacket darkened - particularly at spine, all edges chafed and chipped, some significant tears now closed from the rear with acid-free tape, not clipped. Dust jacket is now protected in a removable mylar sleeve). Item #65183

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