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Strange Survivals and Superstitions

Strange Survivals and Superstitions


by Sabine Baring Gould

London: Methuen, 1892.  An attractive volume by this prolific--and interesting --Victorian author. Here Gould explores old superstitions and rituals, including some relating to architectural and fashion. Chapters include On Foundations, On Gables, Ovens, Beds, Striking a Light, Umbrellas, Dolls, Revivals, Broadside Ballads, Riddles, The Gallows, Holes, Raising the Hat. Bound in red cloth with handsome typography in gold. Some mild spotting. Spine dulled. Endpapers a bit browned.


architecture Typography Victoriana

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