(#173794) POPULAR ROMANCES OF THE WEST OF ENGLAND; OR, THE DROLLS, TRADITIONS, AND SUPERSTITIONS OF OLD CORNWALL. Collected and Edited by Robert Hunt, F. R. S. Second Series. Robert Hunt.

POPULAR ROMANCES OF THE WEST OF ENGLAND; OR, THE DROLLS, TRADITIONS, AND SUPERSTITIONS OF OLD CORNWALL. Collected and Edited by Robert Hunt, F. R. S. Second Series. London: John Camden Hotten, Piccadilly, 1865. Octavo, pp. [i-iii] iv-viii [1-3] 4-292 + 32-page publisher's catalogue inserted at rear, inserted etched frontispiece and title-page vignette by George Cruikshank, publisher's pictorial green bevel-edged cloth, front panel stamped in gold and ruled in blind, spine panel stamped in gold, rear panel stamped in blind, slate coated endpapers. First edition. A popular miscellany of folklore and superstitions collected from the west of England, short bits divided into sections on The Saints, Holy Wells, King Arthur, Sorcery and Witchcraft, The Miners, Fishermen and Sailors, Death Superstitions, Old Usages, Popular Superstitions, Miscellaneous Stories, and Appendix. The first series was published earlier the same year. Cohn 409. Wolff 3453 (second series only). Cloth lightly rubbed at spine ends and corner tips. A lovely copy. (#173794).

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