Fauna Britannica : Natural History, Myths and Legends, Folklore, Tales and Traditions
Hamlyn, 2002. First edition, first printing. A fine, unmarked copy in a very good, unclipped d/w which has light edge wear and a couple of short tears to the bottom edge. A heavy book so additional postage may apply. Please enquire for an estimate.
This reference to British natural history, its folklore and tradition explores how animals have enriched our culture, from the spider that reputedly influenced Robert the Bruce to the local superstitions that robins portend death. Over 3,000 entries range from common snails and earthworms to deer and the golden eagle, with information on each species detailing: history, folklore, habitat, characteristics.