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Word Lore: the Folk Magazine - Issues 1-6


This 1920s folklore journal dedicated itself to language-based folklore, and so styled itself, 'a recorder of dialect, folk song, ballad, epigram, place-name, phrase and field-lore'. It was published in London by the folk press and this volume, comprising the first six issues, is a treasure trove of observations, insights, theories and ideas.  


Publication. Word Lore: the Folk Magazine. Issues 1-6, bound in one volume. Various Contributors. London: Folk Press Ltd. 1926. First Printing. 8.5” x 5.5” 278pp. 


Volume and condition. Bound in original publisher's green cloth titled and decorated in gilt to the spine. Some slight wear to the head and tail of the spine, and some discolouration of the cloth to the front edges of the boards, otherwise a very strong, clean copy. Six issues of the 'Folk Magazine' bound together and issued by the publisher as an annual. Internally clean.