Cloth, 8vo, 26 cm, 518 pp, ills. From the blurb: "The word 'folklore' was coined in 1846 by an English antiquary, William John Thoms, although Professor Dorson's study shows that the history of the folklore movement had its origins in an earlier period. Men and women in many fields, especially in Victorian times, succumbed to the fascination of folklore. This study shows how its influence extended into literature, history, the classics, archaeology, philology, psychical research, legal and medical antiquities, Scandinavian, Germanic and Celtic studies, and the history of religions. The idea of folklore was carried to the far corners of the British Empire by colonial administrators, missionaries and military officers, and throughout Europe by English travellers. In the present book Professor Dorson traces the historical development of the idea of folklore, beginning in the emergence of English national history with Camden in the sixteenth century and reaching its climax with the 'Great Team' of Andrew Lang and his co- workers from the 1870s to the First World War." Very Good in slightly rubbed price-clipped dustwrapper with minor edgewear. Buchnummer des Verkäufers
Titel: The British Folklorists : a History.
Verlag: Routledge & Kegan Paul, London, first edition, 1968
Buchbeschreibung Routledge & Kegan Paul Books, 1968. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Good. First Edition. 1968. First Edition. 518 pages. No dust jacket. This is an ex-Library book. Red cloth boards with gilt lettering and contains pictorial plates. Pages remain reasonably bright with light foxing and soiling to text block edge. Ex library inserts and stamps included. Binding is firm with light corner bumping and soiling to boards. Spine is tanned with light edge wear and tear. book. Artikel-Nr. 1491997684HJG