About the book:
A valuable 2nd edition, considerably edited from the first edition printed in 1893. Profusely illustrated with photographs, unlike the plain first edition. Overseas shipping will cost extra.
The Godlings of Nature
The Heroic and Village Godlings
The Worship of the Sainted Dead
The Worship of the Malevolent Dead
The Evil Eye and the Scaring of Ghosts
Tree and Serpent Worship
Totemism and Fetishism
The Black Art
About the author (from Wikipedia):
William Crooke FBA, CIE (6 August 1848–25 October 1923) was a British orientalist and a key figure in the study and documentation of Anglo-Indian folklore. He was born in County Cork, Ireland, and was educated at Erasmus Smith’s Tipperary Grammar School and Trinity College, Dublin.
Crooke joined the Indian Civil Service. While an administrator in India, he found abundant material for his researches in the ancient civilizations of the country. He found ample time to write much on the people of India, their religions, beliefs and customs. He was also an accomplished hunter.
Although Crooke was a gifted administrator, his career in the ICS lasted only 25 years because of personality clashes with his superiors. He returned to England and in 1910, he was chosen to be the President of the Anthropological Section of the British Association. In 1911, having been for many years a member of the Council of the Folklore Society, he was elected its President. Re-elected as President of the Society in the following year, he then became the editor of its journal, Folk-lore, in 1915. He continued in this last position until his death at a nursing home in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, on 25 October 1923.
Crooke received various honours later in life, including degrees from the universities of Oxford and Dublin and a fellowship of the British Academy.