Illustrated by John Farleigh.London, B. T. Batsford Ltd, 1940 Stock Code: 138855
NotesFirst edition, first impression, with the scarce jacket designed by John Farleigh, here in excellent condition. In this Hole "collects and classifies the richly diversified ghost-lore of England... The result is a fascinating compilation, which can be read and read again, and should be doubly acceptable for the brilliant and macabre drawings by John Farleigh which decorate so many of its pages" (from the front flap). Christina Hole (1896-1985) published extensively on folkore, starting with Wonder Tales of the British Empire in 1934, establishing her academic reputation in 1937 in Traditions and Customs of Cheshire. She joined the Folklore Society in 1941, and in 1956 became a member of the Council, taking on the office of Honorary Editor of the society's journal Folklore.
Octavo. Original pink cloth, spine lettered in black. With the dust jacket.
With black and white line drawings by Farleigh throughout.
Foyle's ticket to front pastedown. A little bowed, endpapers slightly cockled, else a near-fine, bright copy, in a lovely fresh jacket, very slight soiling and toning, trivial creasing and rubbing at spine panel ends, short closed tear at head of rear panel.
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