The Songs of the Russian People
An Illustrative of Slavonic Mythology and Russian Social Life (1872)
Second edition. Hardback, bound in the original red cloth with gilt titling to spine. 22.5 × 14.5cm, xvi + 447pp.
A study of Russian folk songs, including Mythology (the Old Gods; Demigods and Fairies, Storyland Beings), Mythic and Ritual Songs, Marriage Songs, Funeral Songs, and finally Songs of Sorcery and Witchcraft.
The red cloth binding is rubbed and has fading and discoloration, the cloth is frayed to the head of the spine. The contents are in better condition with clean pages. The inner binding is secure but loosening a little in places.