560p tight paperback, nice clean copy, reprint of 1892 edition, excellent condition, Introduction by Kevin Crossley-Holland. Buchnummer des Verkäufers
Inhaltsangabe: According to a well-known law of our nature, effects suggest causes; and another law, perhaps equally general, impels us to ascribe to the actual and efficient cause the attribute of intelligence. The mind of the deepest philosopher is thus acted upon equally with that of the peasant or the savage; the only difference lies in the nature of the intelligent cause at which they respectively stop. The one pursues the chain of cause and effect, and traces out its various links till he arrives at the great intelligent cause of all, however he may designate him; the other, when unusual phenomena excite his attention, ascribes their production to the immediate agency of some of the inferior beings recognised by his legendary creed. The action of this latter principle must forcibly strike the minds of those who disdain not to bestow a portion of their attention on the popular legends and traditions of different countries. Every extraordinary appearance is found to have its extraordinary cause assigned; a cause always connected with the history or religion, ancient or modern, of the country, and not unfrequently varying with a change of faith. The noises and eruptions of Ætna and Stromboli were, in ancient times, ascribed to Typhon or Vulcan, and at this day the popular belief connects them with the infernal regions. The sounds resembling the clanking of chains, hammering of iron, and blowing of bellows, once to be heard in the island of Barrie, were made by the fiends whom Merlin had set to work to frame the wall of brass to surround Caermarthen.
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Titel: Fairy Mythology.
Verlag: Wildwood House
Zustand: Very Good
Buchbeschreibung Scott, London, 1891. Buchzustand: Very Good. viii 372p original brown cloth with gilt lettering on cover and spine, name in ink, pages clean and bright, very good condition, binding slightly stretched, this title was published in the series Contemporary Science Series. Artikel-Nr. PAB 126871
Buchbeschreibung Scott, London, 1891. Buchzustand: Very Good. viii 372p rebound in burgundy cloth, from a Cambridge college library, pages clean and bright, from a Cambridge college library, very good copy looking for another round of library duty. Artikel-Nr. PAB 143179
Buchbeschreibung Published by Singing Tree Press, Michigan, 1968. , first published by Walter Scott (London) in 1891, viii, 372 pages Reissue , slight bumping to corners, in very good condition , light brown cloth, brown titles with rules and decoration to spine, orange endpapers octavo, 20 x 14 cms Hardback ISBN: Artikel-Nr. 68765
Buchbeschreibung Walter Scott, London, 1891. VIII,372,(16) S. Orig.-Leinen. The Contemporary Science Series. - Mit Exlibris von Baruffi. - Einband berieben, beschabt und etwas fleckig; Kapitale, Ecken und Kanten bestoßen; stellenweise Bleistiftanstreichungen. Artikel-Nr. 1919
Buchbeschreibung 1897. Cloth. Buchzustand: Good. Red boards w/ gilded titling on cover and spine. Chapter headings include: The art of story-telling; Savage ideas; Fairy births and human midwives; Changelings; Robberies from fairyland; The supernatural lapse of time in fairyland; Swan maidens Embossed stamp from Joseph A, Sadony on title page. Bookstore sticker on FEP. Professional book dealer since 1975. All orders are processed promptly and packaged with the utmost care. Satisfaction guaranteed. Artikel-Nr. 023880
Buchbeschreibung London, George G. Harrap & Company, MCMXVII (1917)., 1917. 192 (of 217?) pages, pages 162-176; 4 singleside-printed colour plates on special paper. - Publisher's gilt-titled green cloth-binding with tipped-on colour-plate (double of 'After i had slept. . .'); 8vo.(ca. 19,5 x 16 x 3 cm). *** The very first edition of this rare book, a review-copy in which page 192 (in the middle of 'Manannan of the Sea') is followed by the repeated pages 162-176 and obviously never contained the pages 193-217 (rest of 'Manannan . . .' and 'Tir-Nan-Og'). - Binding's cloth minimally wavy; corners minimally-, rearjoint slightly rubbed; endpapers with slight foxing, next page slightly browned; titlepage top right with publisher's round blindstamp 'For Review - with Compliments'; a beautiful - and curious - copy. Artikel-Nr. 1410281701x