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Catalogue 43 Bushmen And Rock Art #1439/9

[Bleek (D.F.) Editor]

MANTIS AND HIS FRIENDS

Bushman Folklore. Collected by the late Dr. W.H.I. Bleek and the late Dr. Lucy C. Lloyd. Illustrated with many reproductions of Bushman drawings

Published: Cape Town, 1923

Stock Number: #1439/9

Price: R950

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68 pages, 4to (255 x 195 mm), 7 illustrations, original brown pictorial paper covered boards, titled and decorated on upper cover, signature on the front free endpaper, contents good

'The tales in this volume were all written down in the seventies by my father, the late Dr. Bleek, and my aunt, the late Dr. Lucy Lloyd. They were dictated by Bushmen in their own language, and many of them were translated at once with the help of the narrators. Of the great number of stories collected then, some were published by my aunt in 1910 in 'Specimens of Bushman Folklore', but many are still left. Since her death I have been preparing some of these for publication, and have chosen as a first instalment the tales in which the Mantis or members of his family play a part.' From the introduction by Dorothea Bleek.