Myths and Legends of the North American Indians
Lewis Spence's illustrated study
Early reprint, hardback bound in the original green cloth with gilt titling to spine and upper board. 22 × 14.5cm, 393pp.
For the North American peoples, myths and legends were more than mere entertainment. They were an essential part of a culture based upon a common understanding of mankind's place in nature, and upon totemic beliefs which gave animals souls, spirits and supernatural powers. Illustrated in colour and black and white.
A good reading copy. The green cloth is a little marked and rubbed, and the frontispiece is working loose but the main body of text is in good order.