Notes on the "Hwiting Treow" of the Anglo-Saxons.

By: AKERMAN, John Yonge.

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Offprint from Archaeologia. Small royal 4to., 30 cms, pp 3, [1] blank, sligfht browning to edges. Drop title. Sewn in tinted wrappers with contrasting printed title label to upper cover. A near fine copy. 'Tacitus, in his description of the ancient Germans, speaks of their reliance upon auguries and decisions by lot. The latter was performed with twigs cut from the branches of a fruit-bearing tree, and thrown upon a white garment:-"Sortium consuetudo simplex. Virgam frugifer arbori decisam in surculos amputant eosque notis quibusdam discretos super candidam vestem temere ac fortuito spargunt."-Germ. 10.'

Title: Notes on the "Hwiting Treow" of the Anglo-Saxons.

Author Name: AKERMAN, John Yonge.

Categories: Other,

Publisher: Society of Antiquaries: [1869]., 0

Binding: Soft cover

Book Condition: Near Fine

Type: Book

kg: 1.00 kg

Seller ID: 006614

Keywords: anglo-saxons, legend of Saint Andrew.