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British topography, especially East Anglia and the fens; history and archaeology; natural history; esoteric, occult, wicca, paranormal, spiritual, mysticism and religion.

Fairy Legends and Traditions of the South of Ireland. (three volume set)


A matching set of the 'Fairy Legends' collected from the living traditions of Southern Ireland by the Irish antiquary & folklorist Thomas Croker (1798-1854) & bound in green half-leather with marbled boards. As is often the case with these sets part one is a second edition but parts two & three are firsts being published some three years after the first edition of part one. Preface to part 1 by Sir Walter Scott; Preface to part 2 by Croker mentions the translation into German of the work by the Brothers Grimm; & part 3 is prefaced by the author's dedication letter to Dr Wilhelm Grimm & also contains his translation of Grimm's essay on Irish & Scottish Elves followed by The Mabinogion and Fairy Legends of Wales collected by Croker from correspondents.