TONGUES IN TREES - Tuckwell, 1st 1891 - PLANT LORE FOLKLORE TREE NATURE WORSHIP
TONGUES IN TREES AND SERMONS IN STONE
Book Details + Condition: George Allen (London). First Edition, 1891. Hardcover. 151 pages. Illustrated. Original embossed cloth with gilt titles and motifs of tree and sundial on cover. Reverend W. Tuckwell's comprehensive work on tree and plant lore, with commentary on the myths and superstitions surrounding trees. The title is derived from Shakespeare's "As You Like It": "From the tongues in trees, books in the running brooks, sermons in stones, and good in everything." Chapters and topics include:
- Tree Worship in History
- Plant Monsters
- Trees Biblical and Sacred
- Tree Myths and Superstitions
- Plant Literature
- Plant-Names and Places
- Naturalist Information on Trees and Their Benefits
- The Seasonal Appearances of Flowers and Plants
- Sermons in Stones
- Mottos Upon Sun Dials
- And more.
Firm binding; rubbed corners and edges; light wear to boards, with wrinkling to reverse cover's cloth cover (most likely a publishing issue, as we've seen it previously); interior is clean and free of markings, save owner's name to top of title page.