The Gold of Fairnilee : [a fairy tale]

The Gold of Fairnilee : [a fairy tale]

 Andrew Lang; Thomas Scott; E A Lemann; Oliver Brett

 Bristol ; London : J.W. Arrowsmith,, 1888


1st ed.Bound in publisher's green cloth.  Cover in protective mylar cover. With color frontispiece  by T. Scott and 14 color plates. 86 pages. Hardcover. Good binding and cover. Clean, unmarked pages.   

Andrew Lang was a prolific Scottish scholar, folklorist, anthropologist, historian, and classic children's author.  He is best known for his popular 12 volume fairy books.  His work, "represents the first maturing of a scientific interest in the folk narrative as a means of discovering the nature of primeval man and the details of his unrecorded history.  "The student of this lore," he wrote, "can look back and see the long trodden way behind him, the winding tracks through marsh and forest and ever burning sands" (Green 1946, p. 37).  His contention that the myth is a "historical" document, useful for the revelation of a cultural or value system, became so generally accepted as an assumption in anthropology that his originality is often forgotten." - Jacob W. Gruber, International Encyclopedia of the Social Sciences, 2008.

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