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Jayne, Caroline Furness.

STRING FIGURES: a Study of Cat's Cradle in Many Lands. With an Ethnological Introduction by Alfred C. Haddon.

Scribner's: NY 1906 17 full-page illustr (including frontis), text illustr, 10,5 x 7.5, blue cloth with gilt lettering on cover and spine, 407 pp. Book was used for reprinting so there are stickers on covers and contents, covers soiled and stained, corners and spine tips bumped and worn, snag on spine which is slightly cocked, endpapers soiled, illustr becoming detached, hinges tender, text block cracked else clean and good. From the Preface: "This book may be regarded as an introduction to the study of String Figures--games which are widespread among primitive peoples . . . My purpose has been . . . to interest other students in the subject, in order that additional figures and their methods may be collected among various tribes and races. . ." Scarce.


Book Id: 98-5797

Price: $95.00

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