1868 First Edition Book - Old Deccan Days - Hindoo Fairy Tales / Legends - Southern India
Author : Frere, M. ( Mary Eliza Isabella Frere - collected by).
Title : Old Deccan Days Or Hindoo Fairy Legends Current in Southern India. Collected from Oral Tradition by.With An Introduction and Notes by Sir Bartle Frere.
Publisher : London, John Murray, Albemarle Street, 1868. First Edition.
Language : Text in English
Size : 8 " X 5.5 "
Pages : xxxv-331 pages
Binding : Attractive and very good original decorated cloth binding (overall slightly worn and scuffed, spine faded, one corner slightly bumped) under a protective removable mylar cover.
Content : Very good content (tight and clean, rare light foxing and staining, name and note of a previous owner on first endpaper).
Illustrations : Nicely illustrated with 4 colour full-page illustrations and some intext black&white illustrations by C.F. Frere (Catherine Frances Frere).
The book : Attractive and scarce first edition of Old Deccan Days, the first English-language field-collected book of Indian storytales.
The author: Mary Eliza Isabella Frere (1845–1911) (nickname May) was an English author of works regarding India. In 1868 Frere published the first English-language field-collected book of Indian storytales, Old Deccan Days. Her most popular work was Old Deccan Days; or, Hindoo Fairy Legends, Current in Southern India. Collected From Oral Tradition, printed in 1868, with illustrations by her sister Catherine Frances Frere. According to Frere's introduction, she began her collection of Indian folklore during long travels with her father...
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