Studies on the Legend of the Holy Grail, With Special References to the Hypothesis of its Celtic Origin. Alfred Nutt.
Studies on the Legend of the Holy Grail, With Special References to the Hypothesis of its Celtic Origin

Studies on the Legend of the Holy Grail, With Special References to the Hypothesis of its Celtic Origin

London: The Folk-Lore Society, 1888. First edition. Hardcover. Tall 8vo. xv,(1),281,(1)pp. Original brick-colored cloth, spine gilt and the boards blocked in a design in black with a gilt logo on the upper board. Chocolate-colored coated endpapers.


Front inner hinge cracked but strong; a small spot on the upper board, else this is a fine copy.


Folk-Lore Society, No. XXII. There are two early ownership signature on the first pages: Robert Brown, in a neat hand, and that of a Harley Street doctor, name illegible (what did you expect?)


The author was the son of publisher David Nutt, and took over the business on his father's death. He was a friend of Jessie Weston and shared her interest in the Celtic origins of the Grail legends, even publishing her works on the subject. He also founded the Folk-Lore Journal.

. Near fine. Item #20348

Price: $200.00

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