A Book of the Basques.
Illustrated with photographs by the Author and drawings and a map by Marjorie Gallop.London: Macmillan and Co., Limited, 1930 Stock Code: 143205
First edition, first impression, signed by Gallop and dated March 1939 on a loosely inserted piece of paper. A Book of the Basques "seems likely to remain the standard work in English on that small country" (V.A.).
Rodney Gallop (1900-1948), was a noted folklorist and member of H. M. Foreign Service. He travelled the world to gather folk-songs and lore, from Greece and Portugal to Mexico. "But ot the Basque Country, his first love, he remained faithful through life, brought up there as a child, returning between every foreign appointment. His study of the ancient tongue, his collections of folk-songs, culminated in his A Book of the Basques" (V.A.).
Octavo. Original dark blue cloth, titles in gilt to spine, map endpapers. With the dust jacket.
Monochrome photographic frontispiece, 15 similar plates, and numerous in-text illustrations.
Corners a trifle rubbed, the binding otherwise sharp and bright, faint spotting to edges, internally clean and fresh. A near-fine copy in the very good jacket, price-clipped, lightly soiled, a little wear to extremities, unfaded.
V.A., "Obituary", in Journal Folklore, vol. 59, 1948, issue 4, p. 190.
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