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The Resource Observations on Popular Antiquities : Chiefly Illustrating the Origin of our Vulgar Customs, Ceremonies and Superstitions, Volume 2, John Brand, Edited by Henry Ellis

Observations on Popular Antiquities : Chiefly Illustrating the Origin of our Vulgar Customs, Ceremonies and Superstitions, Volume 2, John Brand, Edited by Henry Ellis

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Observations on Popular Antiquities : Chiefly Illustrating the Origin of our Vulgar Customs, Ceremonies and Superstitions, Volume 2
Title
Observations on Popular Antiquities
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Chiefly Illustrating the Origin of our Vulgar Customs, Ceremonies and Superstitions
Title number
Volume 2
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John Brand, Edited by Henry Ellis
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eng
Summary
John Brand (1744-1806), secretary of the Society of Antiquaries, first published his widely popular Observations on Popular Antiquities in 1777. This fascinating two-volume almanac of British superstitions and customs was in fact a heavily revised and annotated version of Henry Bourne's Antiquitates vulgares (1725). Volume 2 of Brand's almanac concerns the origins and practices of British customs and ceremonies including marriage customs, death rites, belief in fairies, witchcraft, omens, and divination. The volume also provides explanations for obscure but common phrases and expressions. Following the success of the book's initial reception, Brand continued to research English folklore with the intention of publishing fuller information. This two-volume version, published posthumously in 1813, was edited and expanded by Sir Henry Ellis, Keeper of Manuscripts at the British Museum, and further revisions also appeared in 1841 and 1870. Brand's book is regarded as the foundation for folklore studies in England
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1744-1806
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Brand, John
Dewey number
394
Index
index present
LC call number
DA110
LC item number
.B73 1813
Literary form
non fiction
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dictionaries
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1777-1869
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Ellis, Henry
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Cambridge library collection. Anthropology
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  • Holidays
  • Folklore
  • Christian antiquities
  • Great Britain
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Observations on Popular Antiquities : Chiefly Illustrating the Origin of our Vulgar Customs, Ceremonies and Superstitions, Volume 2, John Brand, Edited by Henry Ellis
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online
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9781139094559
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Observations on Popular Antiquities : Chiefly Illustrating the Origin of our Vulgar Customs, Ceremonies and Superstitions, Volume 2, John Brand, Edited by Henry Ellis
Publication
Note
Title from publisher's web page (viewed on 18 Dec. 2012)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
CR9781139094559
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781139094559
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote

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