A History of Fairies and Fairy Stories
First edition, first printing. Hardback in dustwrapper. 24 × 16cm, 356pp.
Steeped in folklore and fantasy, this is a rich and diverse account of the part that fairies and fairy stories have played in culture and society. Troublesome Things begins with the earliest fairies in the ancient civilisations of the Mediterranean, the medieval fairies of northern Europe, through to Shakespeare's romanticised view of the spirit world and the Victorian fairies who fluttered across theatre stages and the pages of children's books.
Very good condition, with a little finger-marking to the page edges.