Oldys, William.


Norroy King-at-Arms. Together with His Diary, Choice Notes from His Adversaria, and an Account of the London Libraries. [Reprinted from Notes and Queries]. Spottiswoode & Co. 1862.
Sm. thin 8vo. l + 116pp. ‘Bibliographical Notes William Oldys’ affixed to rear blank, some light browning, gilt lettered leather backed boards, minor marking, corners sl. rubbed, t.e.g. Inscribed ‘The Rev. James Beck with William J. Thoms’ best Compts. June 2nd 1865.’ William John Thoms (1803–1885) British writer credited with coining the term "folklore" in 1846. Thoms's investigation of folklore and myth led to a later career of debunking longevity myths, and he was a pioneer demographer.
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