Fair. Red cloth cover shows heavy wear and tear of the fore-edges, with heavy erosion and chipping/fraying of the cover, including missing bits of the boards. Spine is fine, cover is protected by a plastic dust jacket. Tidemarks and staining of the fore-edges of the interior. Pages are lightly tanned, text is intact and unmarred. Over 500, 000 Internet Orders FIlled.
Fine in very good jacket. First edition. Large 8vo. in red cloth, title page printed in red and black. 319 pp. with index and bibliography. Collection of four esoteric long essays on the bizarre and mysterious. Includes "Poison-Damels", "The Tale of Two Theives". "Sacred Prostitution", and "The Romance of Betel-Chewing". Fine in very good dust jacket.
Very Good. Very Good Dust Jacket. 4to-over 9¾"-12" tall. 319 pp. Tightly bound. Top corners lightly bumped. Text is Free of Markings. Some wear / rubbing to jacket edges. Privately printed. Beautiful laid paper.
Exterior lightly worn; else very Good+ and tigh/tclean. Small quarto in red cloth; 319 p. 26 cm; footnotes; bibliography; index. Contents: Poison Damsels, the Tale of Two Thieves; Sacred Prostitution; and The Romance of Betel-Chewing. // South Asia, Folklore--Asia. "Based on appendixes originally published in C.H. Tawney's edition of: Katha-sarit-sagara; called: The Ocean of Story, " edited by the author.
Very Good. Dust Jacket Included. First printing. 319 pp., index, oversize (4to) red cloth, dustjacket. Text is VG with little wear, no owner's marks, boards somewhat bowed. Dj is VG+: not clipped, no obvious tears, light edge-wear. Attractive copy in a much above-average dj.
Poison-damsels, and other essays in folklore and anthropology.
by Norman Mosley Penzer
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