This, the 42nd volume of the the Sacred Books of the East, is an anthology of representative hymns from the Arthrva-veda, the fourth Veda. This selection is grouped thematically, so the hymns are not in numeric order.
This is the Ralph T.H. Griffith translation of the Atharvaveda. The Atharvaveda is a Vedic-era collection of spells, prayers, charms, and hymns. There are prayers to protect crops from lightning and drought, charms against venomous serpents, love spells, healing spells, hundreds of verses, some derived from the Rig veda, all very ancient.