Armenian Legends & Poems, Zabelle C. Boyajian, 1958, HC, VG.

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Boyajian, Zabelle C. New York: Columbia University Press, 1958.
English, Very Good, HC, 4to, 11 3/4" x 9", [vi] xvi, 196 pp. 

Green cloth over board, stamped gilt lettering to spine, minor wear to tips, head, and tail, otherwise, clean, tightly bound, and unmarked throughout. Good illustrated yellow dust jacket, featuring green decorative illustrations to front panel, green lettering to front and back panels, spine, and interior flaps, sunning to spine, minor staining to back panel, some chipping and tears, light soiling, otherwise, intact. Protected in a paper-backed Mylar sleeve. [vi] xvi, 196 pp., replete with full-color illustrations by celebrated Armenian painter  Zabelle C. Boyajian (1873-1957). Includes Foreword by the Armenian General Benevolent Union, Preface and illustrations by Zabelle C. Boyajian, Introduction by Bryce, more than 60 Armenian legends and poems, "Armenia: Its Epics, Folk-Songs, and Mediaeval Poetry" by Aram Raffi, Addenda and Corrigenda, Chronological Index to Authors, and Index to First Lines. From inside dust jacket: "This selection of Armenian poems and legends, ranging from the fifth to the twentieth century, illustrates a rich cultural heritage...All who appreciate beauty in book design will be delighted by Miss Boyajian's illustrations -- paintings in traditional Armenian style, done in glowing colors and framed by flowers or arabesques."