Witchcraft and Superstitious Record in the South-Western District of Scotland, J. Maxwell Wood.
Witchcraft and Superstitious Record in the South-Western District of Scotland, by J. Maxwell Wood. Illustrated from Special Drawings by John Copland, Esq., Dundrennan.
Published by EP Publishing Ltd, England 1975. 1st edition, thus. Was originally published by J Maxwell & Son, Dumfries in 1911. Very scarce.
The book discusses many of the old beliefs, customs and traditions of the Scottish Borders, where there was a long history of Witchcraft and subsequent trials and persecutions, particularly in the 16th and 17th Centuries.
Subjects listed include; Witchcraft, Fairy Lore, Wraiths, Death Customs, Ghost Lore, With Trials, Brownie Lore, Warnings, Funeral Ceremony, Haunted Houses.
Near fine red cloth hardback with gilt to spine. Dustjacket also of similar standard - just very slight bumping to head of spine and top right corner. Text lovely and clean throughout - looks unread. Illustrated.
355pp + xvii.
Dimensions: Approximately 195mm high x 130mm wide x 29mm.