The Book of Days (Hardback)
A Miscellany of Popular Antiquities in Connection with the Calendar
Popularly known as “Chambers’ Book of Days,” this premier reference work is an essential research tool for anyone interested in the development of special days as observed throughout European culture. This handsomely illustrated set boasts over 500 intricately etched illustrations that graced the original publication. Arranged chronologically, Chambers gives a full account of the events and traditions, including the holidays and saints’ commemorations, associated with each day of the year, insofar as they were known in his own day. Hard-bound for continuous usage, this full-sized reproduction reduces the need for squinting at pages that have been reduced to fit into a smaller format.