The Epic Songs of Russia. Mythology, Isabel Florence. Introductory HAPGOOD, Francis J. Child.

The Epic Songs of Russia.

New York: Charles Scribner's and Sons, 1886. First US Edition. Hardcover. Octavo. xvi + 358pp. Black cloth spine over brown cloth boards, gilt lettering tp spine, top edge gilt. An English translation of a collection of Russian folk tales / epic poems. Part of an oral tradition dating back over a thousand years, these stories are referred to as "songs" as in the original language they rhymed and were "sung." The translations read as regular folk-tales . Brown cloth on boards darkened and lightly rubbed, spine ends and corners bruised & chafed, contemporary owner's name on front blank which has offset a bit to opposite blank pastedown. Page edges darkened, text pages bright and unmarked. Overall a tight, clean unmarked VG+ copy. (no dust jacket). Item #63921

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