1880 Scarce Victorian Book - BRITISH GOBLINS: Welsh Folk-lore, Fairy Mythology.
Author : Wirt Sikes, T.H. Thomas (Illustrator).
Title : BRITISH GOBLINS: Welsh Folk-lore, Fairy Mythology, Legends and Traditions.
Publisher : Londom, Sampson Low, Marston, Searle & Rivington, 1880. Second Edition (as stated).
Language : Text in English
Size : 9 " X 6 "
Pages : xvi-412 pages
Binding : Very good original decorated cloth binding (slightly worn and scuffed - as shown) under a protective removable mylar cover.
Content : Very good content (tight and clean, hinges of endpapers creased, worn and scuffed but still tight, Signature/date of former owner - famous folklorist Samuel P. Bayard on endpaper).
Illustrations : Including illustrations by T.H. Thomas.
Estimate: (USD 450 - USD 700)
The book : Scarce 2nd edition of British Goblins - British Goblins does a good job at its stated purpose - collecting and loosely categorizing Welsh Folklore of every category, ranging from the reasons behind certain customs and superstitions of daily life, to descriptions and associated stories of various faeries, goblins, and giants, to descriptions of apparitions and the view of the afterlife, to more fantastic things, like dragons, standing stones, and magic wells and stones. Although a somewhat anecdotal approach is taken, the author has in fact preserved a good deal of information that might have otherwise been lost.
The author: William Wirt Sikes (November 23, 1836 – August 18, 1883) was an American journalist and writer, perhaps best known today for his writings on Welsh folklore and customs.In June 1876 Sikes was appointed U.S. Consul at Cardiff, Wales. Over the next few years Sikes produced a number of pieces on Welsh folklore, mythology, and customs, collected as British Goblins; Welsh Folk-Lore, Fairy Mythology, Legends, and Traditions (1880).
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