Laos: Folk-Lore of Farther India (1899) (1st ed)


Laos: Folk-Lore of Farther India (1899) (1st ed)


Title: Laos: Folk-Lore of Farther India

Author: Katherine Neville Fleeson

Publisher: Fleming H. Revell, New York, 1899. First and only edition.

Condition: Hardcover, cloth. Near fine. Minor fraying to spine, slight tanning to edges. With 11 black-and-white photographs. 7.5″ by 4.5″. 153pp.

From Introduction:

“These folk-tales from the Laos country, a part of the kingdom of Siam, in addition to their intrinsic merit have the charm of complete novelty. Until the translator of this volume collected these stories, they were even unwritten, with a single exception which was found in a Laos manuscript. They are orally preserved in the provinces which constitute the Laos country, just as they have been handed down from generation of ancestors, with slight variations in words or incidents.”

Stories include:

The Magic Well

The Fortunes of Ai Powlo

The Misfortunes of Paw Yan

The Wizard and the Beggar

The Man in the Moon

Why the Lip of the Elephant Droops