Folklore Thursday 14/12/2017

#Winter Folklore

With so many beautiful winter and Christmas-themed books and illustrations to choose from for #Folklore Thursday this week we finally decided on these two because of their strong folkloric connections:

First, this gorgeous 1881 children’s book, illustrated by Ida Waugh, with a poem proclaiming that “in ev’ry holly berry Santa Claus hides a rhyme”.

And second, this exquisite and unusual leather bound 1851 book, titled Winged Thoughts. Comprising 12 illustrations of birds coupled with a poem explaining their mythic symbolism, this seemed the perfect opportunity highlight the connection between winter, Christmas and peace.


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