The Folk Lore of Fairy-Tale
1924, a first edition examining the mythology of fairy tales
First edition, hardback bound in the original green cloth with gilt titling to spine. 22.5 × 14.5cm, xiii + 240pp.
A rare first edition. Yearsley's examination of the folk lore behind fairy tales. Contents Include: Fairies, Fairy-Land and Fairy-Tale; Primitive Customs Occurring in Fairy-Tale; Primitive Beliefs Occurring in Fairy-Tale; Cinderella and the Outcast Child; Bluebeard and the Forbidden Chamber; The Separable Soul and The Life-Token; Tom Tit Tot and Rumpelstiltsken; The Swan- Maidens; Heroes, Historical and Hypothetical; Some Miscellaneous Tales.
Good condition. The cloth is rubbed to the edges and a with a few patches of fading. The contents are in good order but a previous owner has made relevant pencil annotations to the bibliography and the black spaces at the beginning and end of the chapters.