Household Tales and Traditional Remains (Signed copy)
Signed limited edition (11/60). Folk stories and folk lore from Yorkshire, Lincolnshire, Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire
David Nutt, London, and Pawson & Brailsford, Sheffield, 1895. First, limited edition, this one being number 11 of only 60 copies, printed on Arnold's unbleached hand-made paper and with three engravings not in the trade edition. Paper covers in a cloth dustwrapper with printed title to spine. Pages untrimmed. 23 × 15cm, xxxvi + 163pp.
Signed on the limitation page by Sidney Addy.
Full title: Household Tales with other Traditional Remains, Collected in the Counties of York, Lincoln, Derby and Nottingham.
A collection of 52 folk tales collected from the counties in the title (including The Wizard of Lincoln; The Card-Player and the Devil; The Good Magpie; and The Little Red Hairy Man). The second section is a description of folk lore from the same areas, containing 1. Superstitions connected with the World, the Sun, Moon, Stars, Natural Objects, and Places. 2. Superstitions about Trees and Herbs. 3. Superstitions about Animals. 4. Witchcraft. 5. Magic, Charms and Divination. 6. Leechcraft and Folk-Medicine. 7. Omens: Things Lucky and Unlucky. 8. Days and Seasons. 9. Weather Lore. 10. Birth, Baptism, Marriage, Death, and Burial. 11. Local and Ceremonial Customs. 12. Fairies, Giants, Dwarfs, and Ghosts. 13. First-Fruits and Sacrifice. 14. Proverbs and Local Rimes. 15. Two Pagan Hymns.
This is a very good copy. There is some wear to the wrapper's edges (it is made of a thin fibrous cloth) and there is browning to the page edges. The main body of text is in good order with clean pages and secure binding. All illustrations are present.
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