Tales of the Fairies and of the Ghost World Collected from Oral Tradition in South-West Munster
Boston: Little, Brown and Co, 1895. ix, 198 pages plus ads. "If we were asked to designate by a single epithet most of the stories in this little volume, that epithet would be "weird." Within the compass of an equal number of pages we hardly know a collection of folklore. . . containing so many thoroughly uncanny stories."--Folk-Lore, vol. 6, 1895. "They are real fairy and ghost tales, a little mine of folklore and supernatural tradition. . . They show how vivid the belief of the people is yet, and will prove that fairies are not for all men personages of the past, but are as real for some persons as any other fact in life. . ."-- Review of Reviews, vol. 12, 1895. A remarkable and important collection of Irish fairy tales. ISBN: B00SZ43WMQ.
First American edition (first printing, using the British sheets, with a cancel title and half-title page). Minor spotting to front cover, a bit of wear to the spine ends, else a nice copy. [JSP01]