Hero-Tales of Ireland. First Edition (1894)

Author: Jeremiah Curtin

Book ID: 68300

Price: 195.00

Hero-Tales of Ireland. London: Macmillan, 1894. First Edition. Pp Lii, 558. Rebound in plain cloth with title label to spine. Half-title & title page professionally repaired, otherwise a nice bright copy.

Twenty-four folk tales centered around the legendary figure Fin MacCool. Each story is filled with adventure, magic, and the rich folklore of Ireland.

Jeremiah Curtin (1835-1906), folklorist, writer, translator and linguist, was born 6 September 1835 in Detroit, Michigan. He collected and documented myths, legends, and folk tales from various cultures.

In this work, Curtis theorised about the cross-cultural relationships between the oral narratives of the different peoples from whom he collected & dedicated it to a fellow Celt, Maj. J. W. Powell, director of the bureau of ethnology, where Curtis once worked.

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