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Skeat, W.W."
Malay Magic. Being an introduction into the Folklore and popular Religion of the Malay Peningsula. Pref. by Ch.O. Blagden. 1st."
London, Macmillan, 1900. Stout 8°, original cloth, gilded decorative headband with gilded title on spine. Hftitle (verso with a small ornament). (2), (xxiv), 685pp., many captioned black/white illustrations on 28 plates, illustrations, diagrams and figures in text, comparative tables in text, extensive footnotes, appendices, index, [2]pp. publ. list at very end, table of contents. Nature; Man and his Place in the Universe; Relations with the Supernatural World; The Malay Pantheon; Magic Rites connected with the several Departments of Nature; Magic Rites as affecting the life of Man (Birth-Spirits, Birth Ceremonies, Adolescence, Bethrotal.). Still a fundamental work on Malay Folklore, e.g. the Magico-religious relations with the Supernatural and its effects on daily life and ceremonies. Good untrimmed copy in orig. publ. cloth. (spine somewhat faded, marking of label on spine fadex, some minimal markings to covers, ex-lib. stamps to recte of f.e.p. and back-cover, contents clean and good)."
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