1900 Scarce First US Edition - DEALINGS WITH THE DEAD, Narratives From "La Légende de la Mort en Basse Bretagne"
Author: Anatole Le Braz. Authorized Translation by Mrs. A.E. Whitehead. Preface by Arthur Lillie. Introduction by L. Mariller.
Title: DEALINGS WITH THE DEAD, Narratives From "La Légende de la Mort en Basse Bretagne".
Publisher: Chicago, Ill., De Laurence, Scott & Co., Masonic Temple, no date (circa 1900). First American Edition.
Size: 8 "X 5.5 ".
Pages: 228 pages.
Binding: Very good original full-cloth binding (hinges fine, overall slightly worn and scuffed - as shown) under a protective removable mylar cover.
Content: Very good content (bright, tight and clean - as shown, small bookseller ink stamp on the lower inner corner of the first endpaper - shown, ex-libris of a previous owner on the first endpaper - as shown ).
Estimate: (Scarce with few or no other copies available for sale worldwide).
The book: Scarce First America Edition of Anatole Le Braz's work from Celtic Lore about the "Otherworld", "La Légende de la Mort en Basse Bretagne",or, The Legend of Death in Lower Brittany. It is a collection of stories about death, published by Anatole Le Braz in 1893. These stories were collected in Goëlo, Cornouaille and Trégor. The collection compiles stories about the Ankou, intersigns (harbingers of the death of a loved one), ghosts, Hell and Paradise, souls, and submerged cities. These stories allow us to see the influences of pre-Christian Brittany in 19th-century Brittany.
The author: Anatole le Braz, the "Bard of Brittany" (2 April 1859 – 20 March 1926), was a Breton poet, folklore collector and translator. He was highly regarded amongst both European and American scholars, and known for his warmth and charm.
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