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Beryl de Zoete and Walter Spies


Published: Faber and Faber, London, 1938

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De Zoete planned the book on a journey of dance study in the countries which still retain a background of Hindu culture. She was assisted by Walter Spies who took most of the photographs. Many of the stories of dance-dramas were taken down orally by Spies and are unrecorded elsewhere. Author preface, preface also by Arthur Waley in which he points out ways in which this book contributes something new in the history of human culture. First Edition, 1938. 112 black-and-white photographs. No map. Pages [i-viii]ix-xx pp 1-343 No dust jacket. Grey cloth covered boards with red panel for gilt title and design on spine. Corners and spine top and lower edges show wear. Covers clean with a minimum of marking and slight darkening around the top and outer edges. Lower edges of pages untrimmed. Book itself is tightly bound and clean. Some brief pencilled margin notes and underlining. Very brief inscription on ffe.
  • Size: 200 x 290 x 33 mm
  • Sold By: Pringle Bay Books
  • Contact Person: Neil Berens
  • Country: South Africa
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