Poison-Damsels : and Other Essays in Folklore and Anthropology
London: Privately Printed for Chas. J. Sawyer, Ltd., 1952. First edition thus. Hardcover. Large octavo (8), 319, (1)pp. Index. Black dust jacket, spine lettered in red, over red cloth with gilt lettered spine. Title printed in red & black. Dust jacket has minor rubbing, plus two small closed tears and is price clipped. Verso of title page has a cancel mark with slight bleed-through to the title.
Note: This work is "Based on appendixes originally published in [the] edition of C.H. Tawney's Kathā-sarit-sāgara called The Ocean of Story," edited by the author. (OCLC)
"...Originally published in my edition of... The Ocean of Story [which]... ran to ten volumes -- and in view of the fact that much important new information has gradually accumulated... [in the past] thirty years... [I believe] these studies might merit publication in their new form. The work of revision and addition has proved so great... there is little of the original left." (author's foreword). Very good / very good. Item #51062