The Lost Gods of England :: Brian Branston soon to be presented for sale on the wonderful BookLovers of Bath web site!
London: Constable, 1993, Hardback in dust wrapper.
Includes: Black & white drawings;
From the cover: The legacy of pagan worship dies hard, despite the veneer of culture that the centuries have superimposed. It is at the root of many of our country customs, it has given us the names of four of our days of the week, it manifests itself in our superstitions and in our reactions to much that we find unexplainable in scientific terms, or in terms of the Christian ethos. The author reminds us that it is still considered unlucky to catch our first glimpse of the new moon through glass, that the maypol…
Very Good+ in Very Good+ Dust Wrapper. Previous owners’ name & date to the first blank.
Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 194 pages. 8¾” x 5¾”.
Of course, if you don’t like this one, may I entrance you with a variety of books within my History catalogue?