Mallari, I. V. Vanishing Dawn: Essays on the Vanishing Customs of the Christian Filipinos

Mallari, I. V. Vanishing Dawn: Essays on the Vanishing Customs of the Christian Filipinos

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Mallari, I. V. Vanishing Dawn: Essays on the Vanishing Customs of the Christian Filipinos. Manila: Philippine Education Company, 1954. 1st .

Blue cloth hardcover with yellow lettering, no dj, 5 3/4 x 8 1/2, 152 clean pp. Good. Hardcover.  [389] 

Illustrated by Guillermo Reyes.

The author records the blend of pagan superstitions and Christian traditions that once marked the Filipino Christians, but were fast disappearing in his day.

"It was inevitable that this philosophy of life should give rise to customs, traditions, and legends quite distinct from those of the other peoples of the Far East, or even of the other Malays. This customs, traditions, and legends, which are fast vanishing, form the subjects of the essays which comprise this volume." - Preface.

"Ismael Villanueva Mallari was one of the early Filipino writers in English. He was primarily an essayist. He is ranked as the leading literary and art critic in the Philippines...He wrote widely and covered a broad range of subjects. His books were usually published under the name I.V. Mallari. 'When I Was A Little Boy', 'Values', 'Tales from the Mountain Province', and 'Footprints on the Sand' are some of the books that he wrote." - wikipedia