Kobenhavn [Denmark]: Hernovs Forlag, 1980.. 1980.. Very good. - Quarto [approximately 14 inches high by 10 inches wide], softcover. The contents are laid into a white folding slipcase with a printed purple label on the front panel. The spine & extremities are slightly darkened. A sheet of stock is folded once to form 4 sides [pictorial title, 2 pages of text and a colophon. Laid into this folded cover sheet are reproductions of 10 black-and-white drawings by Karale Andreassen. The edges of the pages are slightly darkened. Very good.
The title translates as "Human Beings and Spirits: 10 drawings by Karale Andreassen". The text, which is printed in Danish, Greenlandic and English, and the selection of the drawings are by Ove Buk.
Karale Andreassen [1890-1934] was a native of Eastern Greenland. His father was a great necromancer and had many strange experiences with spirits from the ancient Eskimo tradition--the Mother of the Sea, the Queen of the Winds, the Stone Trolls. Andreassen's father described these and other spirits to his son so vividly, that Andreassen was able to conjure them up in his art many years later. These drawings depict a necromancer and his dealings with the spirits.