Eric Chaim Kline, Bookseller

Eric Chaim Kline, Bookseller

The Folklore of the Jews

London: The Soncino Press, 1937. First edition. Hardcover. Quarto. XI, [1], 276pp. Original illustrated dust-jacket over brown cloth with gold lettering and publisher's logo on spine. This remarkable work draws together the whole rich field of Jewish folklore - the popular beliefs, practices, superstitions and traditional wisdom relating to all aspects of life. The author has organized the book around four main themes: nature, the heavenly bodies and mythological and cosmological motifs; fauna and flora; human life including birth, marriage, illness and death, omens and portents; and supernatural and natural powers including demons and spirits, witchcraft, charms and spells. There are chapters on folk medicine, demonology and customs and practices. He also includes a selection of Jewish legends and folktales, as well as a collection of Hebrew and Yiddish proverbs and popular sayings. Moderate age-wear on dust-jacket with minor closed tears and creasing at head and tail of spine. Paper edges slightly foxed. Previous owner's signature on free front endpaper. Dust-jacket in overall good, binding and interior in good+ to very good condition. g. Item #32242

Price: $75.00

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