Book Title: Current Superstitions Collected from the Oral Tradition of English Speaking Folk (Memoirs of The American Folk-Lore Society Vol. IV)Author: Fanny D. Bergen, William Wells Newell, Intro NotesPublisher: Houghton, Mifflin and Company for the American Folk-Lore SocietyDate: 1896First Edition. HardcoverSize: 9 3/4 x 6 3/8 inches161pp, plus 6pp of American Folk-Lore Society business and ads
Edition limited to 450, this copy unnumbered and most likely a printer's copy as it is printed on much thinner paper than other copies. Bookplate of Cecil B. De Mille, founding father of the Hollywood film industry, to front pastedown. Maroon cloth over boards, with spine lettered in gilt. Mild edgewear to binding, with light scattered rubbing. Inkstains to front cover and spine. Top edge gilt. Bookseller label to front pastedown. Small closed tear to edge of half-title. Binding is tight and sound. Pages are clean, bright, and unmarked. Includes an introduction by Fanny D. Bergen, an introduction by William Wells Newell, chapters on Babyhood, Childhood, Physical Characteristics, Projects, Halloween and Other Festivals, Love and Marriage, Dreams, Luck, Money, Visitors, Cures, Warts, Weather, Moon, Sun, Death Omens, Mortuary Customs, Miscellaneous, and notes by William Wells Newell. Good.
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