London: Methuen, 1929. First Edition. Octavo, 19.5 x 13.5 cm, 131 pp., index, bibliographical references included in "Notes" (pp. 115-128). Foxing in text block and edges, but paper and binding sound. The dustjacket is browned, split along front hinge, upper spine missing 1cm piece, lower spine and corners chipped, chip from back edge of spine,now protected. Original green cloth, front blind embossed and spine gold blocked with author and title, bottom edge of text block uncut. Signed by Australian poet Dorothea Mackellar. Good / fair. Item #580
Many children’s games have antecedents from as far back as Greek and Roman times. This book investigates these histories under chapter headings of Weddings and funerals; Springtime and verdure; Sunshine and fire; Fairies and goblins and Foundations and sacrifices. Includes an 8 pp. list of Methuen publications.