The Journey to the Other World.
Davidson, H. R. Ellis, editors.
Cambridge: Folklore Society, D. S. Brewer, Rowman and Littlefield, 1975. First edition. Very good octavo hardcover in very good dust jacket. Wear and rubbing to the edges of the boards with bumping to the head and heel of the spine. Dj has wear and rubbing along the edges with some scuffing and minor soiling to the covers. 149 pages with notes. A collection of eight essays on stories and tales that involve trips to heaven and descents into the underworld. The essays are: 1. Muhammad's Journey to Heaven, 2. The Thirteenth-century Mongols' Conception of the After-Life: The Evidence of Their Funeral Practices, 3. Other World Journeys in Japan, 4. The Ship of the Dead, 5. West County Entrances to the Underworld, 6. The Phantom Coach in the West Country, 7. The Hero's Descent to the Underworld, 8. Underworld Themes in Modern Fiction. Very Good in Very Good dust jacket Hardcover (Item ID: 11944)