Natural History Lore and Legend.
Being some few examples of quaint and by-gone beliefs gathered in from divers authorities, ancient and medieval, of varying degrees of reliability.London: Bernard Quaritch, 1895 Stock Code: 145867
First edition of this detailed and uncommon work on the natural world in folklore. Hulme (18411909) was a naturalist and artist best known for his Familiar Wild Flowers (published serially from 1878). Hulme had "strong antiquarian interests", and wrote several other works on natural history in mythology, and a number on cryptography, heraldry, and symbology in Christian art (ODNB).
Octavo. Original blue cloth, titles and Rod of Asclepius in gilt to spine, sea serpent surrounding title in gilt to front cover, plain endpapers, top edge gilt, others untrimmed.
Numerous black and white illustrations in the text.
Minor rubbing to spine ends and tips, cloth clean and gilt remarkably bright, light foxing to endpapers else contents clean, a beautiful near-fine copy.
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