Domestic Folk-Lore

London: Casell, Petter, Galpin & Co., c. 1881. Hardcover. vii, 184 pp. Author of British Popular Customs, and English Folk-lore, Thiselton-Dyer notes in the Preface the importance of studying "Folk-Lore" as no easy task, "as school boards and railways are fast sweeping away every vestige of the old beliefs and customs which, in days gone by, held such a prominent place in social and domestic life." The author also notes, what he believes to be, the emergence of the term "Folk-lore", by Mr. J. Thoms (Athenaeum, August 22, 1846). This charming volume weaves together the superstitions, sayings, and customs pertaining to the daily routine of Domestic Life. Chapters include: Birth and Infancy, Childhood, Love and Courtship, Marriage, Death and Burial, The Human Body, Articles of Dress, Table Superstitions, Furniture Omens, Household Superstitions, Popular Divinations, Common Ailments, and Miscellaneous Household Lore. Interior clean and crisp, boards heavily rubbed at head and tail of spine. Rust boards, title in gilt. Good. Item #2044

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