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CROKER, Thomas Crofton (1798--1854)
Fairy legends and traditions of the south of Ireland.
London: John Murray, 1834.
vi, [2], 344 p. : wd-engr. illus. ; 15.3 cm. (8º)

Forms no. XLVII of Murray's (later Tegg's) 'Family Library'. The pioneer work on Irish folklore and mythology, reputed to be the first collection and translation into English of Irish folklore. First published in 1825 and expanded to three volumes in 1826--28, this edition includes material from volumes I and II. Some of the tales were later translated into German by the Grimm Brothers, whose Kinder- und Hausmärchen may have inspired Croker to make his own collection of fairy legends.

Binding Publisher's grey cloth with title printed on upper cover: 'The Family Library. No. XLVII. Fairy Legends And Traditions Of The South Of Ireland. ...'; and list of titles on lower cover; spine with printed series title 'Fairy Legends. 5s. Family Library. No. XLVII'.

Reference Number 600


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