BRIDLE OF PEGASUS: STUDIES IN MAGIC, MYTHOLOGY & FOLKLORE - 1st Ed, 1930 - MYTHS
Title:The Bridle of Pegasus; Studies in Magic, Mythology and Folklore
Author: Warren R. Dawson
Publisher: Methuen & Co. Ltd.
City: London Year: 1930 (First Edition) Binding Style: Hardcover Pagination: 204pp + 8pp publisher's catalog Illustrated: No
Book Details + Condition: First edition from 1930 of The Bridle of Pegasus; Studies in Magic, Mythology and Folklore. Original brown cloth boards with gilt lettering to spine. From the Preface: "In this volume are collected eight separate and independent studies of subjects concerning magic, mythology and folklore.... each revealing attempts of early man to control, by divine or magical aid, the forces of nature." Largely focused on Greece and Egypt; contents include The Amphidromia Rite, Harpies & Bats, Mouse-Eating; The Lore of the Hoopoe; Mummy As a Drug; Birthwort and Medical Botany, and much more. In very good condition: cloth lightly rubbed; corners and spine ends lightly chafed; page edges and first and last leaves foxed, otherwise pages lightly age toned and free of markings.