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Fairy Legends and Traditions of the South of Ireland. (three volume set) by Thomas Crofton  Croker - vol.1 second edn; vols. 2 & 3 first edns - 1826-8 - from Bookbarrow and Biblio.com

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

by Thomas Crofton Croker

Condition: Very Good Condition/No Dust Jacket


John Murray, London, 1826-8. vol.1 second edn; vols. 2 & 3 first edns. Hardcover (Half Leather). Very Good Condition/No Dust Jacket. Illustrator: W. H. Brooke. 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. Size: 16mo - over 5¾" - 6¾" tall. xiv, 326; xii, 326; xxxii, 300. 3-volume set (complete). Bindings are tight, covers and spines fully intact. Slight foxing front/rear pages, but body of book mostly clean and unfoxed. armorial book plate of Joseph Watson Overbury inside front covers all vols.. Marbled edges, faded. to the leather spines: four raised bands with gilt titles to black labels in a double fillet gilt border with gilt volume numbers to red labels in similar border; other three panels with blind-stamped Irish lyre or harp design within blind-stamped border stopped at corners with fleur de lis.. light wear to edges. illustrated by 18 etched plates and numerous wood engravings by W. H. Brooke. Illustrator: W. H. Brooke. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Myths, Legends & Folklore; Fairy Tales; Irish Folk Tales; Irish Fairy Tales; Ireland; Myths, Legends & Folklore. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 4011. . This is a SET of books, therefore heavier than a standard volume, and may involve extra shipping charges to some countries.
Multi-volume Set

  • Bookseller: Bookbarrow GB (GB)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: 4011
  • Title: Fairy Legends and Traditions of the South of Ireland. (three volume set)
  • Author: Thomas Crofton Croker
  • Illustrator: W. H. Brooke
  • Format/binding: Hardcover (Half Leather)
  • Book condition: Used - Very Good Condition
  • Jacket condition: No Dust Jacket
  • Quantity available: 1
  • Edition: vol.1 second edn; vols. 2 & 3 first edns
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: John Murray
  • Place: London
  • Date published: 1826-8
  • Keywords: BZDB227 NOISBN Myths/Legends/Folklore/Fairy Legends/Irish Folk Tales/Fairy Tales/Irish Fairy Tales/IrishElves/Scottish Elves/Welsh Fairy Legends/Sir Walter Scott/The Mabinogion/Brothers Grimm/Overbury Myths, Legends & Folklore; Fairy Tales; Irish Fo


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