1878 · London
English Folk-Lore by T. F. Thiselton Dyer.
London: Hardwicke & Bogue, with a rare announcement slip at the front endpaper dated 1 July 1879 with change of address and business name, 1878.
8vo, viii 290pp, [vi] adverts + 32pp catalogue dated November 1878; original brown cloth gilt-titled on front cover and spine.
First edition of this fascinating history and discussion on English folklore, created and published in response to the formation of the Folk-Lore Society (U.K.) earlier this same year. It includes an interesting look into English folklore: plants, the moon, birds, animals, charms, birth, death, marriage, and more. Written by T. F. Thiselton-Dyer, a curate who was known for his popular non-fiction works, including 'British Customs: Past and Present', and 'Strange Papes From Family Papers'. (Inventory #: VBF05)