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BASSETT, Fletcher S. Legends and Superstitions of the Sea and of Sailors Inall Lands and at all Times. Chicago and New York : Belford, Clarke & Co., 1885. First Edition. Pp (2),-505,(5), frontis. Text Illustrations. Index. 8vo, red cloth, black and gilt illustration and lettering to front board and spine floral decorated endpapers. Table of Contents : Preface. I. The Sea-Dangers: Rocks, Water-spouts and Whirlpools, Tides, Moon and Weather, Winds and Wind-Gods. II. Te Gods, Saints and Demons of the Sea: Nick and DavyJones, The Virgin. III. Wind-Makers and Storm-Raisers: Witches, Weather-wi se Animals, Storm-raising Deeds. IV. Water-Spirits and Mermaids: Sea-Giantsand Dwarfs, Water-Horses and Bulls. V. The Sea Monsters and Sea Serpents: The Kraken or Island-Fish, Sea Monks, Sea Snakes. VI. Legends of the Finny Tribes: Jonah Stories, Sharks, Porpoises and Seals, Fish Stories. VII. Stories of Other Animals: Shell-fish, The Barnacle-tree, Four-footed Animals, Birds and Insects. VIII. Spectres of the Sea: Apparitions, Ghosts, Spectral Lands, St. Elmo's Lights. IX. The Death Voyage to the Earthly Paradise or Hell: Death-barks, Ocean Paradises, Canoe Burial. X. The Flying Dutchman: Phantom Boats, Intelligent Ships, Curious Barks, Ocean Wanderers. XI. Sacrifices, Offerings and Oblations. XII. Ceremonies and Festivals: Launching, Crossing the Line, Wedding the Adriatic, Fishermen's Feasts. XIII. Luck, Omens, Images and Charms: Lucky Men, Unlucky Ships, Friday, Images on Ships, TheCaul. XIV. Miscellaneous: The Drowned and Drowning, Sunken Bells and Towns , The Lodestone, The Deluge, Famous Voyages. Index. Fletcher S. Bassett (1847-1893) was a Lieutenant in the U.S. Navy. Wear to spine ends and edges, damp spotting to cloth, small dent to top edge of front board at spine, elsea very good, solid copy. 950.00
Title: Legends and Superstitions of the Sea and of Sailors In all Lands and at allTimes.
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