Hardback, tightly bound in pale blue boards with dust jacket. A few small, faint marks, light fading, and a couple small closed tears to dust jacket. Slight fading and light shelf wear to the book itself. Minor fading to the page edges. All pages are present, otherwise clean and free from notes. Dust Jacket: Good/Book: Good.
I have published this essay separately because it will, I think, be of interest chiefly to students of Shamanism and similar aspects of religion. If printed in a sinological journal or in a volume of miscellaneous studies it would be likely to escape the notice of most of the readers for whom it is intended. But the Nine Songs are also well worth reading simply as poetry, and I have tried, within the limits of a literal translation, to make them sing as well as merely say.
London, United Kingdom: George Allen and Unwin Limited, 1956