Johnny Nut and the Golden Goose, done in English

Johnny Nut and the Golden Goose, done in English

Charles Deulin; Andrew Lang; Amedee Lynen

Longmans, 1887

1st ed.  4to, 28 x 19 cm.  Original publisher's pictorial gilt and black-stamped blue-green cloth. Beveled edges. Top edge gilt, other edges untrimmed. Some pages detached. Text and illustrations are in an illustrated border.  Illustrated by A. M. Lynen. A tight, bright, internally clean copy.  Minor discoloration to end pages. "Translated from: "Les trente-six recontres de Jean du Gogue" in "Contes d'un buveur de biere." 

  Andrew Lang was a prolific Scottish scholar, folklorist, anthropologist, historian, and classic children's author.  He is best known for his popular 12 volume fairy books.  His work, "represents the first maturing of a scientific interest in the folk narrative as a means of discovering the nature of primeval man and the details of his unrecorded history.  "The student of this lore," he wrote, "can look back and see the long trodden way behind him, the winding tracks through marsh and forest and ever burning sands" (Green 1946, p. 37).  His contention that the myth is a "historical" document, useful for the revelation of a cultural or value system, became so generally accepted as an assumption in anthropology that his originality is often forgotten." - Jacob W. Gruber, International Encyclopedia of the Social Sciences, 2008.

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