Jones, William CREDULITIES PAST AND PRESENT
London: Chatto & Windus, 1898. New edition. Bound in blue cloth ruled in blind, lettered and decorated in gilt, with tissue-guarded frontispiece of a pig on trial; no dust jacket. Hardcover. Very good: rubber-stamped name and date (1902) to front endsheet, inner hinges cracked but holding, foxing to endsheets, tissue, and a few pages, light wear to covers, interior clean and sharp. 560pp, including index; 32-page catalogue bound in at rear.
Massive, enthralling compendium of superstitions and legends, related in chapters devoted to The Sea and Seamen; Miners; Amulets and Talismans, Rings; Word and Letter Divination; Numbers; Trials, Exorcising, and Blessing of Animals; Birds; Eggs. Indexed.