1914 Scarce First Edition - The Myths of the North American Indians by Lewis Spence. Illustrated.
1914 Scarce First Edition - The Myths of the North American Indians by Lewis Spence. Illustrated.
1914 Scarce First Edition - The Myths of the North American Indians by Lewis Spence. Illustrated.
1914 Scarce First Edition - The Myths of the North American Indians by Lewis Spence. Illustrated.
1914 Scarce First Edition - The Myths of the North American Indians by Lewis Spence. Illustrated.
1914 Scarce First Edition - The Myths of the North American Indians by Lewis Spence. Illustrated.
1914 Scarce First Edition - The Myths of the North American Indians by Lewis Spence. Illustrated.
1914 Scarce First Edition - The Myths of the North American Indians by Lewis Spence. Illustrated.
1914 Scarce First Edition - The Myths of the North American Indians by Lewis Spence. Illustrated.
1914 Scarce First Edition - The Myths of the North American Indians by Lewis Spence. Illustrated.
1914 Scarce First Edition - The Myths of the North American Indians by Lewis Spence. Illustrated.
1914 Scarce First Edition - The Myths of the North American Indians by Lewis Spence. Illustrated.
1914 Scarce First Edition - The Myths of the North American Indians by Lewis Spence. Illustrated.
1914 Scarce First Edition - The Myths of the North American Indians by Lewis Spence. Illustrated.
1914 Scarce First Edition - The Myths of the North American Indians by Lewis Spence. Illustrated.
1914 Scarce First Edition - The Myths of the North American Indians by Lewis Spence. Illustrated.
1914 Scarce First Edition - The Myths of the North American Indians by Lewis Spence. Illustrated.
1914 Scarce First Edition - The Myths of the North American Indians by Lewis Spence. Illustrated.
1914 Scarce First Edition - The Myths of the North American Indians by Lewis Spence. Illustrated.
1914 Scarce First Edition - The Myths of the North American Indians by Lewis Spence. Illustrated.
1914 Scarce First Edition - The Myths of the North American Indians by Lewis Spence. Illustrated.
1914 Scarce First Edition - The Myths of the North American Indians by Lewis Spence. Illustrated.
1914 Scarce First Edition - The Myths of the North American Indians by Lewis Spence. Illustrated.
1914 Scarce First Edition - The Myths of the North American Indians by Lewis Spence. Illustrated.
1914 Scarce First Edition - The Myths of the North American Indians by Lewis Spence. Illustrated.
1914 Scarce First Edition - The Myths of the North American Indians by Lewis Spence. Illustrated.

1914 Scarce First Edition - The Myths of the North American Indians by Lewis Spence. Illustrated.

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Author: Lewis Spence. James Jack, illustrator.
Title: The Myths of the North American Indians. With thirty-two plates in color by James Jack and other illustrations.
Publisher: London, George G. Harrap & Company, 1914. First Edition.
Language: Text in English.
Size: 8.5 " X 6 ".
Pages: xii-392 pages.
Binding: Attractive and very good original gilt decorated full cloth binding (hinges fine, spine darkened - as shown, overall slightly worn and scuffed - as shown). Upper edge gilt.
Content: Very good content (bright, tight, and clean, rare light foxing - as shown, small bump to the outer edge of the last pages of the bibliography - as shown).
Illustrations: Profusely and beautifully illustrated by James Jack. (Complete).

Estimate: (Scarce with no or few other copies in this binding variant for sale worldwide).


The book: "A rare first edition of "The Myths of the North American Indians" by Lewis Spence, was published in 1914 by George G. Harrap & Company, London. This comprehensive work is profusely illustrated by James Jack, offering a visual exploration of the rich and diverse myths of the North American Indigenous peoples. The book is bound in an attractive gilt-decorated full cloth cover, making it a valuable collector's item.

The content of this book delves into the varied and complex mythology of North American Indigenous cultures, exploring themes, stories, and characters that are central to these traditions. Spence's work is significant for its early 20th-century perspective on these myths, presenting them in a manner that was accessible to a broader audience."


The author: Lewis Spence (1874–1955) was a Scottish journalist, poet, author, and folklorist known for his writings on mythological and occult subjects. His work on indigenous myths was groundbreaking at the time and helped to bring the rich folklore traditions of various cultures to the attention of the general public.

The illustrator: James Jack, an illustrator of the era, enhanced the book with his vibrant and detailed illustrations. His works in this book likely capture the essence and spirit of the myths, providing a visual complement to Spence's textual narratives.

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