1870 Rare Book - Eastern Fairy Legends Current in Southern India by Mary Eliza Isabella Frere.
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Author: Frere, M. (Mary Eliza Isabella Frere - collected by).
Title: Eastern Fairy Legends Current in Southern India. Collected from Oral Tradition by M. Frere. With An Introduction and Notes by Sir Bartle Frere.
Publisher: New York, John W. Lovell Company, no date (circa 1870).
Language: Text in English.
Size: 7.5 " X 5 ".
Pages: 345 pages.
Binding: Attractive and very good original decorated cloth binding (hinges fine, overall slightly worn and scuffed - as shown) under a protective removable mylar cover.
Content: Very good content (bright, tight and clean, rare light foxing or staining - mainly on the outer edge of last pages - as shown, name of a previous owner on the second blank page - as shown).
Illustrations: Complete with the frontispiece illustration.
The book: Attractive and scarce American edition of Eastern Fairy Legends Current in Southern India, the first English-language field-collected book of Indian story tales.
The author: Mary Eliza Isabella Frere (1845–1911) (nickname May) was an English author of works regarding India. In 1868 Frere published the first English-language field-collected book of Indian story tales, Old Deccan Days. Her most popular work was Old Deccan Days; or, Hindoo Fairy Legends, Current in Southern India. Collected From Oral Tradition, printed in 1868, with illustrations by her sister Catherine Frances Frere. According to Frere's introduction, she began her collection of Indian folklore during long travels with her father...
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