Guernsey Folk Lore: A Collection of Popular Superstitions, Legendary Tales, Peculiar Customs, Proverbs, Weather Sayings, Etc., of the People of That Island
London: Elliot Stock, 1903. Very scarce! First Edition. Dark green percaline hardback boards with gilt stamped coat of arms and title to front board and spine. Boards have pale areas which look like they may be water splashes. This is a shame because the rest of the book is in very good condition! Frontis portrait of the author. 616 pages. 255 x 165 mm (10 x 6½ inches).
Sir Edgar MacCulloch was Bailiff of Guernsey in the later part of the 1800s. Edited by Edith F. Carey, the book is divided in to three sections: Part I - Times, Festivals and Merrymakings, Part II - Superstitions, Belief, and Practice, Editor's Appendix - Old Guernsey Songs and Ballads etc. Everything from Holy Places to Witchcraft, and traditions in Storytelling - a fascinating book with b/w illustrations and many full-page plates.