Contes Populaires Berberes, Recuillis, Traduits et Annotes
The myths, legends and poems of the North African Berbers
First edition. Hardback, rebound in plain tan cloth with contrasting title label to spine. 16 × 10.5cm. xxxvi + 239pp. French text.
Published as part of the 'Collection de Contes et des Chanson Populaires' series, this rare book examines the myths, legends and songs of the Berbers of North Africa. After an introduction and extensive bibliography, the book is in six sections: 1. Fables et Contes Animaux (Fables and Animal Tales), 2. Legendes Religieuses (Religious legends), 3. Legendes et Traditions Historiques (Historical legends and tradiitons), 4. Contes Merveilleux. Les Tresors, les Djinns, les Fees etc (Marvelous Tales. Treasures, Djinns, Fairies etc.), 5. Contes Divers (Miscellaneous tales), and 6. Poesies, chansons, enigmes, proverbes (Poems, songs, riddles, proverbs).
This copy is in good condition for age, There is some speckled fading to the tan cloth binding. The pages are clean, if a little age-toned and the inner binding is secure though starting to show some signs of wear towards the beginning of the book.