The Folklore of Birds by Edward A. Armstrong


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Explores the magical and religious beliefs relating to birds throughout history. Folklore of the owl, raven, robin, wren, swan are all expressed. Also expect bird-maidens, fire-birds, birds of doom and more ritual and mythological aspects.

The Folklore of Birds: An Enquiry into the Origin & Distribution of some Magico-Religious Traditions.

London: Colins, 1958. First edition. 272pp. Hardcover. 55 illustrations. New Naturalist series no. 39. Light-wear to jacket, price-clipped with small sticker to inside corner, a near-fine copy.