Maria Sabina and her Mazatec mushroom velada (Ethno-mycological studies No. 3) [Text vol. only]

New York: A Helen and Kurt Wolff Book; Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1974. 8 color ills. & 3 maps + 15 b/w plates. xxxiii+ 282 pp. Cover design in red on light tan cloth. 32.2 x 22.2 cm. The prelims. consist of a prologue giving the setting, the background, and the argument, plus phonetics of the transcribed Mazatec. George M. & Florence H. Cowan's transcription and translation of the velada ["night vigil"] into parallel English and Spanish occupy pp. 1-207. Other texts include "The Mazatec language," by George M. Cowan, and "Musicological notes on the Mazatec mushroom velada," by Willard Rhodes. Indexes to the transcription of the velada and a general index conclude the book. Remainder mark on lower edge of text block, and small, neat previous owner's signature on flyleaf; otherwise, near fine. Lacks score and musical recordings, as noted, and priced accordingly. **Free domestic shipping with direct order. Item #96571

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