SCIENCE OF FAIRY TALES: AN INQUIRY INTO FAIRY MYTHOLOGY - 1925, AA Milne - MYTHS
Title:THE SCIENCE OF FAIRY TALES: AN INQUIRY INTO FAIRY MYTHOLOGY
Author: Edwin Sidney Hartland; Introduction by A.A. Milne
Publisher: Methuen & Co.
City: London Year: 1925 (Second Edition) Binding Style: Hardcover Pagination: 372, followed by 8 pages of publisher advertisements Illustrated: No
Book Details + Condition: Very scarce second edition from 1925 of THE SCIENCE OF FAIRY TALES: AN INQUIRY INTO FAIRY MYTHOLOGY, by Edwin Sidney Hartland, with an Introduction by A.A. Milne. In very good condition: publisher's original blue cloth boards are clean; binding is solid and tight; slight rubbing to spine ends and corners; interior is clean and free of writing or markings. The exceptionally scarce dust jacket has been taken apart, but is included. FROM THE JACKET: "The chief object of this volume is to exhibit, in a manner acceptable to reader who are not specialists, the application of the principles and methods which guide investigations into popular traditions to a few of the most remarkable stories embodying the Fairy superstitions of the Celtic and Teutonic peoples. Mr. A.A. Milne has supplied an introduction in his own inimitable style." Contents include: The Art Of Story-telling; Savage Ideas; Fairy Births
And Human Midwives; Fairy Births And Human Midwives (continued); Changelings;
Robberies From Fairyland; The Supernatural Lapse Of Time In Fairyland; The
Supernatural Lapse Of Time In Fairyland Cont'd; The Supernatural Lapse Of Time
In Fairyland Cont'd; Swan Maidens; Swan Maidens Cont'd. A rare and fascinating comprehensive study on the lore of the wee folk.