1862 Scarce Book - Fairy Legends and Traditions of the South of Ireland by Croker.
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Author: CROKER, Thomas Crofton.
Title: Fairy Legends and Traditions of the South of Ireland. A new and complete edition edited by Thomas Wright with A Memoir of the Author by T.F. Dillon Croker.
Publisher: London, William Tegg, no date (circa 1862).
Language: Text in English.
Size : 8 "X 5 ".
Pages: xxx-366 pages.
Binding: Attractive and very good gilt decorated full cloth binding (hinges fine, slightly worn, and scuffed - as shown) under a protective removable mylar cover.
Content: Very good content (bright and tight, some light foxing or staining - as shown, name of a previous 1870 owner on the upper margin of title page - as shown).
Illustrations: Including some in-text illustrations throughout.
Estimate: (USD 500 - USD 800)
The book: Nice and attractive edition of Fairy Legends and Traditions of the South of Ireland -- Although Fairy Legends purported to be an anthology of tales Croker had collected on his field trips, he had lost his manuscript notes and the work had to be reconstructed with the help of friends.
The author: Thomas Crofton Croker (15 January 1798 – 8 August 1854) was an Irish antiquary, best known for his Fairy Legends and Traditions of the South of Ireland (1825–1828), and who also showed considerable interest in Irish song and music.
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