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THE FOLKLORE OF PLANTS

by T F Thistelton-Dyer, facsimile reprint by Llanerch Publishers, Felinfach, Lampeter, Dyfed, SA48 8PJ at £9.95. 328pp. ISBN: I-897853-378

Another Llanerch reprint of a long out of print work from 1889, covering plants in witchcraft, demonology and fairy-lore, plants in relation to weatherlore, folk medicine, the calendar, sacred and mystic plants and the doctrine of signatures. It's hard to spot an aspect of plantlore which is not covered by this comprehensive reference book, which has the same sort of anecdotal "feel" as Frazer's The Golden Bough. Good to "dip into" and easy to read. Not illustrated but otherwise very good value.