BRITISH FAIRY ORIGINS - Lewis Spence, 1981 - FOLKLORE, PAGANISM, MYTHOLOGY, FAE
BRITISH FAIRY ORIGINS: THE GENESIS AND DEVELOPMENT OF FAIRY LEGENDS IN BRITISH TRADITION
Book Details + Condition: The Aquarian Press Limited (Wellingborough, UK). First paperback edition, 1981. 206 pages, with Index to rear. Treatise by Scottish folklorist Lewis Spence on the British tradition of fairy legends. Spence explores theories regarding the origin of fairy lore, as well as superstitions, religious and spiritual roots, and connections to early European inhabitants. Originally published in 1946, this volume is described on the back cover as "the first [book] to provide a concise historical survey of the various theories that have been put forward to account for the origins of fairy legends in British tradition." Firm binding; light wear to extremities; slight scuffing to rear cover; interior is clean and free of markings.