The cult of the peacock angel : a short account of the Yezidi tribes of Kurdistan View larger
Empson (Ralph Horatio Woolnough), born 1894

The cult of the peacock angel : a short account of the Yezidi tribes of Kurdistan

London, H.F. & G. Witherby, 1928
(23 cm), 235 pp., frontispiece and 5 plates. Publisher’s black cloth, title in gilt on spine, blind panelling to the front board (no dust jacket issued). - The faith, rites and customs of the Yezidi tribes of Iraq, worshippers of Melak Taus, “The Peacock Angel”. According to the appended commentary by Sir Richard Carnac Temple (1850-1931), the Yezidi are really extremists (Ghulât) of the Shi’a Muslim sect. There are several clear photographs, together with a plan of the temple of Sheikh Adi ibn Musafir. ¶ Owner’s inscription in ink on endpaper: Chas. M. Hollingham; occasional neat annotation. Bookseller’s label: Thornton & Sons, Booksellers, 11 The Broad, Oxford. Good copy.
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