Valparaiso: Imprenta del Universo de Guillermo Helfmann, 1896.
First separate edition. Published the same year in the Verhandlungen des deutschen wissenschaftlichen Vereins zu Santiago de Chile, vol. III, pp. -238. Pp. -70, [71, contents]. 1 vols. 8vo. Inscribed to John Wesley Powell. Original printed wrappers. Inscribed in the upper corner, “To Major J. W. Powell with the compliments of the author.” Some chipping at bottom corners, else fine. Scarce. Item #57004
Collection of mythological tales and animal folk tales told by Kalvun, a Pehuenche Indian from Araucania in southern Chile.
Contents: Mythologische Märchen, Tiermärchen, Märchen europäischen Ursprungs, Erzählungen und Lieder. The original tales, with Spanish translation, were published 1896-97 as parts VI-IX of Lenz's Estudios araucanos (advertised on the back wrapper).
Inscribed to John Wesley Powell, first explorer of the Colorado River and a central figure in nineteenth-century American ethnographic studies.
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