- Klein, Elliot
The International Folktale: Marchen, Legends, Mythology, Jestbooks, Fables &c. Collections and Studies, 16th Century to the Present; Catalog 1, Part I: A-K
Elliott Klein, New York, , Pamphlet, , , Very Good
unpag. (about 26 pp.) 486 items. Selected references. Several b/w illus in text and one on front and back of wraps. Slight rubbing and bumping to corners. Warmly inscribed by the bookseller to Dr. S. R. Shapiro, who ''made it all possible.'' ''The books in this catalogue have been selected primarily for their usefulness to scholars. We have excluded, for example, the many anthologies presenting rewritten or literary texts, when these are unredeemed by documentary or historical interest. The epic, medieval romance, and studies of mythology as religion have been reserved for other subject collections, and are represented here by a few titles only. Otherwise we have ranged widely. Many of the scarcest books are from the libraries of well-known folklorists, principally Pierre Saintyves and Lucien Gerschel, who had themselves acquired them from the libraries of Henri Gaidoz, Rene Basset, Loys Brueyre and others.'' Part II: L-Z was published separately, after the issue of this catalogue.