Turkish Fairy Tales and Folk Tales
1901, with illustrations by Celia Levetus
Early edition. Hardback bound in the original grey cloth with gilt titling to spine and gilt shield to upper board. Top edge gilt. 22.5 × 14.5cm, X + 275pp.
"These stories were collected from the mouths of the Turkish peasantry by the Hungarian savant Dr Ignatius Kunos, during his travels through Anatolia, and were first published by a Hungarian literary society in 1889." There are seventeen Turkish fairy tales (including The Stag-Prince, The Horse-Devil and the Witch, The Wind Demon etc), and four Roumanian fairy tales, which are described in the preface as semi-Turkish.
A good copy for age. The cloth is a little tanned to the spine and bumped to the corners, with slight tanning to the boards. The contents are in good, clean condition and the binding is secure.