London: Samson Low, Marston & Company Limited. 1895. First Edition, First Impression. Hardcover. Octavo, original dark red straight-ribbed cloth over beveled boards titled in gilt and ruled in blind on spine & front panel, black coated endpapers. 319 pp, 8 full-page black & white plates, Index at rear. Heraldic bookplate of John R. Anderson on front paste-down, a very good, bright copy. Rare. Very Good. Item #311274
¶ Thomas Firminger Thiselton-Dyer, 1848-1923, was a folklorist, here he collects tales of Witchcraft , Mysteries, Devil-Worship and the Occult, amongst other curiosities. Contents: Fatal Curses; The Screaming Skull; Eccentric Vows; Strange Banquets; Mysterious Rooms; Indelible Bloodstains; Curious Secrets; The Dead Hand; Devil Compacts; Family Death Omens; Weird Possessions; Romance of Disguise; Extraordinary Disappearances; Honoured Hearts; Romance of Wealth; Lucky Accidents; and Fatal Passions.