Dictionary of Superstitions Book by David Pickering C1995
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Hardcover book "Dictionary of Superstitions" by David Pickering, copyright 1995.
Measures 9.5 inches tall, 6.5 inches wide. 294 pages.
Dust jacket with some tears, super clean and white pages.
A fascinating and comprehensive A-Z guide to the world of superstitions, which reveals among other things:
Why the oak tree is associated with supernatural powers
How mirrors came to be used to detect witches
Which days of the week are popularly regarded as lucky
When cobwebs were utilized in folk medicine
Who the Seven Whistlers were
Informative and entertaining, the Cassell Dictionary of Superstitions forms an indispensable guide to a vast range of popular taboos and beliefs, both ancient and modern.