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BRITISH POPULAR CUSTOMS PAST AND PRESENT by T. F. THISELTON DYER (Ref: 151) Illustrating the Social and Domestic Customs of the British People. past and present. Published in 1876. Over five hundred pages of British customs celebrated throughout the country in chronological order by counties. Indexed and Fully searchable. £5.00 including UK Post    £6.50 including Overseas Post
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DEVONSHIRE AND OTHER ORIGINAL POEMS With some account of Ancient Customs, Superstitions and Traditions by Elias Tozer (Ref: 152) A relatively small book, of just under a hundred pages, printed in 1873 which is packed with poems relating to Devon followed by a short section of Ancient Devon Superstitions, Legends, Haunted Houses etc. Packed with information appertaining to the county. Indexed and Fully searchable. £4.00 including UK Post     £5.50 including Overseas Post
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ENGLISH FOLK-LORE by A. R. Wright F.S.A. (Ref: 153) A small book of just over a hundred pages written in easy to follow chapters including Birth, Courtship, Marriage and Death, Ghosts and Supernatural Beings, Charms and Cures, Witchcraft (Black and White), Calendar Customs to name a few. The author is an authority on folklore and a vice president and past president of “The Folk Lore Society”.  £4.00 including UK Post      £5.50 including Overseas Post
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ENGLISH FOLK-LORE by The Reverend T. F. Thiselton Dyer M.A. (Ref: 154) This book, by the author of popular book “British Popular Customs, Past and Present”, is a treasure house of Folk-Lore. Each chapter appertaining a specific subject including Birds, Animals, Insects, Plants, Births, Deaths and Marriages, Weather-Lore to name a few. Indexed and Fully Searchable. £5.00 including UK Post      £6.50 including Overseas Post
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FOLK-LORE AND LEGENDS English (Ref: 155) The collector of these tales refers to himself as C.J.T. in the preface nut but no full name is given. It is thought to be Charles John Tibbitts. He starts with the following “THE old English Folklore Tales are fast dying out. The simplicity of character necessary for the retaining of old memories and beliefs is being lost, more rapidly in England, perhaps, than in any other part of the world. Our folk are giving up the old myths for new ones. Before remorseless "progress," and the struggle for existence, the poetry of life is being quickly blotted out.” Published in 1890 this book as a good and interesting collection of these tales. £5.00 including UK Post      £6.50 including Overseas Post
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A PEEP AT THE PIXIES or Legends of the West by Mrs. Bray (Ref: 156) The name of Mrs Bray is synonymous with writings relating to the west country particularly Devon. This book, first published in 1854, gives a number of tales most of which refer to the said county. A book for anyone who has an interest in Devon or British Folklore. Fully searchable. £4.00 including UK Post      £5.50 including Overseas Post
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TRADITIONS AND HEARTHSIDE STORIES OF WEST CORNWALL by William Bottrell (Ref: 157) Published in 1873, this book is packed with stories, tales and legends relating to West Cornwall.  Many subjects are covered including a visit by the Devil, The Fairy Master, Tinner’s Fireside Stories, The Small People’s Cow and the Legend of Pengersec to name just a few. Fully searchable. £5.00 including UK Post      £6.50 including Overseas Post
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