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BRAASEM, W.A. Proza en Pozie om het heilige meer der Bataks. De Bataks en hun volksletterkunde. Pref. by J. Gonda. [Eerste enige druk; First and only edition].
Djakarta-Amsterdam-Surabaia, De Moderne Boekhandel Indonesia/C.P.J. van der Peet, 1951 Small 8., Original cloth, gilded title on spine with large gilded decorative vignette after traditional Batak art motif. Dustjacket. 286pp. Monochrome vignettes by J.H. Maronier, after traditional Toba-Batak art motifs, full-page sketchmap with legenda featuring Toba-Batak district, supplementary notes, list of primary literature consulted, table of contents.
Dutch language comprehensive survey of Toba-Batak traditional literature and poetry (Pantun), collected and assessed after first ever written and oral sources: Batak language and literature, mythology, riddles and sayings, love poantuns, laments and prayers, collective wisdom, including 3 stories translated into dutch. One of the few, of any other, publications on the topic. Very good copy, WITH DUSTJACKET.

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EUR 75.00

Book nr.: 54111