Duckworth & Co., 1907. Item #1884
HANAUER, J.E. FOLK-LORE OF THE HOLY LAND: MOSLEM, CHRISTIAN AND JEWISH. Edited by Marmaduke Pickthall. London: Duckworth & Co., . 8vo., dark blue cloth, spine stamped in gilt; top edge gilt. First Edition. "Presentation Copy" stated by a perforated stamp on the title page. Signed inscription by Hanauer with a quote by Addison on the half-title page: "Fables take off from the severity of instruction, and enforce it at the same time that they conceal it- Addison. J.E. Hanauer. Oct. 6th, 1935." Rare. A study on folk-lore among the three major religions in the Mideast, including the creation of saints and miracles, legends and anecdotes possibly founded on fact, and social ideas and superstitions. Personal armorial bookplate of George Ira Ham on the front pastedown. Good (some wear & small chips to the spine ends with a repaired crack along the rear exterior hinge; evidence of a plate removed from the rear pastedown; contents clean & tight except for some occasional pencil lines which can easily be erased; lower corner on front cover cracked). $175.00.