FAIRY AND FOLK TALES OF THE IRISH PEASANTRY
Book Details + Condition: The Walter Scott Publishing Co., Ltd. (London). First Edition, 1888. 326 pages. Uneven and hand-cut pages. Book measures 7" x 5.5". From the Introduction (Yeats): "These folk-tales are full of simplicity and musical occurrences, for they are the literature of a class for whom every incident in the old rut of birth, pain, and death has cropped up up unchanged for centuries." Contents include: The Trooping Fairies; Changerlings; The Solitary Fairies; Ghosts; Witches, Fairy Doctors; Saints, Priests; The Devil; Giants; and much more. Tight binding; bumped and rubbed corners and edges; shelf wear to boards, with some mottling to black cloth; small piece of spine paste-down has rubbed off; text is clean and unmarked save old (1911) note on inside front board.