Robert Hale Ltd, 1966, Brown Cloth, Book Condition: Near Fine, Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine, First Edition, Illustrated By: Irving, Beryl
glit titles spine; b/w. illustrations at each chapter heading; jacket design by Biro; "a country mind always delighted to peer into the future. to take any avoiding action necessary in the case of impending doom, and to know what tomorrow's weather might be. Old Moore's Almanack provided a great deal of popular entertainment for a small sum. The author has endeavoured to gather into the pages of this Suffolk Calendar something of the flavour of a cottage garden, and the fragrance of remembered flowers in a potpourri Here, then, is something to cover every day of the year and every phase of each day, in sun and shadow, wind and rain, times and seasons. If the old folks could not read they could remember, and their memories were aided by spontaneous little jingles. You will find some of them here, together with little bits of information about saints and sinners who were once upon a time news. But not all the items are of yesterday, neither are they all local, for the record has been brought up to date with the peculiar phases of crime that affect our modem civilization, such as the thefts of a haystack and hives of bees. The old folk would not have stooped to stealing hives for fear of the consequences, for bees had a knack of getting their own back. And there are small inconsequential bits with little or no meaning, inspired for instance by a plate, guides to health and beauty, warnings, moral tags, passages of wisdom, together with the local names for birds, flowers, and the mysteries hidden in hedgerows with a posset of those marvellously effi:ctive country cures, some of which are not yet outmoded. Then, as ye sit obout your embers, Call not to mind the fled Decembers; But think on these, thal are t'appear."; the price-intact & now protected D/J. has slight foxing but only on the reverse side; previous owner's inscription on front endpaper; 174 pages. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Illustrator: Irving, Beryl. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Myths, Legends & Folklore; Topography Great Britain; Suffolk; East Anglia; England; Genealogy & Local History. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: TOP00130.