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Traditions Of Lancashire Vol. I

By: John Roby
Published By: Double9 Books
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"Traditions of Lancashire Vol. 1" is a fascinating paintings authored by means of John Roby within the early nineteenth century. This book is the first extent of a -part collection that delves into the people traditions, legends, and historic anecdotes associated with the county of Lancashire, England. John Roby's narrative on this volume paints a shiny and evocative photograph of Lancashire's cultural history. Through a collection of memories and bills, he explores the customs, superstitions, and folklore of the region. Roby's writing is marked by its rich storytelling, presenting readers a glimpse into the ordinary lives and ideals of the people of Lancashire for the duration of his time. The e-book covers an extensive range of topics, which include nearby legends, testimonies of ghosts and supernatural occurrences, and descriptions of historic customs. Roby's work displays his deep appreciation for the vicinity's history and historical past, making it a critical supply for those interested in Lancashire's cultural and historic heritage. "Traditions of Lancashire Vol. 1" isn't handiest a valuable report of folklore and customs but additionally a testament to Roby's skill as a storyteller. It serves as an important useful resource for historians, folklorists, and everybody interested by the wealthy tapestry of traditions that define Lancashire's cultural identification.

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John Roby

John Roby was an English banker, poet, and writer who lived from 5 January 1793 to 18 June 1850. Roby was born in 1793 in Wigan, England, to Mary Aspull and a schoolmaster named Nehemiah Roby. In Rochdale, Lancashire, he began his career as a banker. Edwin Waugh recalls in his work Lancashire Sketches that while Roby was working for the firm of Fenton & Roby in Rochdale, Waugh worked as an apprentice at the bookshop next door. In June 1850, Roby was killed in a shipwreck. Despite clear weather, the S. S. Orion collided with a rocky bottom at Portpatrick while traveling from Liverpool to Glasgow. In 1829, Roby published The Traditions of Lancashire, a two-volume study of English folklore. The book was a hit with the upper classes in the United Kingdom, and it was reissued within a year. In 1831, Roby released a second series. Francis Palgrave complimented Roby for his efforts and encouraged him to write more. Despite this, readers did not believe a banker could have authored the works, and suspicion pointed to various alternative authors, including Crofton Croker. The works were compiled into three volumes and reprinted for the general audience in 1841 under the title Popular Traditions of Lancashire. Roby stated in the introduction that he wanted to follow up with volumes on other prominent English traditions, but he never did.

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Product Details

  • Publisher: Double 9 Books
  • Publishing Year: 2023
  • Language: English
  • Paperback: 472Pages
  • ISBN-10:9359950599
  • ISBN-13:9789359950594
  • Item Weight: 708g
  • Dimension : 216 x 140 x 25.9mm
  • Country of Origin : India
  • Importer: Double 9 Books
  • Packer: Double 9 Books
  • Book Type : History / General