"In our childhood we have doubtless enjoyed the fascination of the game of Cat's Cradle": First edition of Caroline Furness Jayne's String Figures: A Study of Cat's Cradle in Many Lands
String Figures: A Study of Cat’s Cradle in Many Lands.
Jayne, Caroline Furness.$175.00
Item Number: 88114
New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1906.
First edition of American ethnologist Caroline Furness Jayne’s best-known work. Large octavo, original illustrated cloth, gilt titles to the spine and front panel, engraved frontispiece portrait with tissue guard present, illustrated. In very good condition.
American ethnologist Caroline Furness Jayne was the first to create a popular study of string figures building on a variety of foreign language anthropological journals. String Figures: A Study of Cat's Cradle in Many Lands includes relations of finished string patterns made by different races, nomenclature adopted, typical movements, and sixteen portraits of players.