Luck and Talismans, A Chapter of Popular Superstition. Charles R. BEARD.

Luck and Talismans, A Chapter of Popular Superstition.

London: Sampson Low, Marston & Co., ND [ 1935 ]. First Edition. Hardcover. Large octavo. xxii + 258pp. Original black cloth gilt lettered on spine, appendix and bibliography. The first edition of this unusual volume on luck and talismans with the following chapters: Palladia; Statuae Averruncae; Relics and Treasure Trove; The Spear of Longinus; Tenure Lucks; The Gothick Revival; The Luck of Edenhall; Gems and Jewels; Stocks; - and Stones; Roods and Banners; Drums and Trumpets; Cups; Kings and Crowns; Swords; Waifs and Strays, Appendix, & Bibliography. Spine ends and corners lightly bumped and rubbed, page edges darkened and dusty, endpapers unevenly browned with some brown spotting, pages toned, text unmarked. Overall a tight, clean VG+ copy in scarce near VG dust jacket (dust jacket is unevenly darkened with a bit of browning spotting, edges chafed and creased with a few small chips and tears, closed tear on rear panel tape repaired, not clipped, now protected by a removeable mylar sleeve). Item #63482

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