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The Dreamtime by Charles P. Mountford and Ainslie Roberts

The Dreamtime by Charles P. Mountford and Ainslie Roberts

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The Dreamtime

Australian Aboriginal Myths in Paintings

Paintings by Ainslie Roberts

Text by Charles P. Mountford

Rigby, 1967, colour and black and white reproduction plates throughout, line drawings throughout, decorated boards, hardcover, dustjacket

Very Good Condition, minor edge and shelf wear, a little rubbing and bumping to edges and corners, tape residue to front and back endpapers, previous owners’ details stamped on front endpaper; clipped dustjacket shows a little edge and shelf wear (see photographs)

“Over a period of many years, two men have travelled extensively in the remote outback of Australia: Charles P. Mountford, an ethnologist, to study and record the mythology of the aborigines; and his artist companion, Ainslie Roberts.
The fantasy of the aboriginal myths so deeply impressed the fertile mind of the artist that is interpretation of them reflects the imagery and sensitivity of the stories on which they were based.   This interpretation, and the beauty of colour and design in Roberts’ art, inspired Mountford to write The Dreamtime, in which he incorporates the paintings of his companion, and describes in language of considerable beauty the myths they illustrate.”

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