With a Fore-say by the late William Barnes ("The Dorset Poet"). A facsimile limited edition with a foreword by R. N. R. Peers. Pp. xxii+406, frontispiece portrait, index; green boards, spine lettered in gilt dust wrapper, back panel faintly scuffed; tiny spot to upper free endpaper; Dorset Books, Exeter, Devon, 1989. Third edition. *Facsimile of the first edition, which was published in a limited edition for subscribers in 1922. 'The preparation of John Symonds Udal's Dorsetshire Folk-lore reaches back to the 1870s, although the book was not to be published until 1922... In 1881 he had suggested to the editor of the Dorset County Chronicle that there should be a folklore column in that paper, and for a few years this was a spasmodic gathering-place for short articles. Amongst those early contributors William Barnes took a leading part' [wrapper blurb]. Item #156856

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