T[homas] Crofton Croker [quasi-anon.], Fairy Legends and Traditions of the South of Ireland, 3 vols. (1825-28).

[Source: COPAC online; accessed 22.12.2011.]

See listings of and links to digital editions on internet - attached.

Contemporary editions
  • [anon.,] Fairy Legends and Traditions of the South of Ireland [1st Edn.; i.e., Part I] (London: John Murray 1825) [q.pp.]
  • [anon]. Fairy Legends and Traditions of the South of Ireland [2nd Edn.; i.e., rep. of Part I] (London: J. Murray 1826), 326pp. [Preface incls. letter from Sir Walter Scott]. have signed dedication(s).
  • FAIRY LEGENDS / and / TRADITIONS / of the / SOUTH OF IRELAND / Part II [design] (London: John Murray MDCCCXXVIII [1828]), xii [Preface [v]-x v: ‘In redeeming ...’]; Contents [xi]-xii], 327pp. Ded.: “To Sir Walter Scott, Bart., This Volume is Inscribed, in Admiration of his Genius, and Gratitude for his Kindness, by T. Crofton Croker.” T.p. engraving of fairies on vine sprig; printed by Thomas Davison, Whitefrairs, London [t.p. verso]; The Etchings by, and Wood engravings after the drawings of W. H. Brooke, F.S.A. [ded. verso]. Full-page plates incl. facing t.p.: ‘What’s your name, my darling,” says Dick.’ CONTENTS: The Merrow; The Dullahan; The Fir Darrig; Treasure Legends; Rocks and Stones [with constituent stories in each thus-named section]. (For table of contents see under Bibliographical details, infra; for Preface, see under Quotations, infra.] (Note: the sprig on t.p. of this edn. appears at the end of “The Brewery of the Egg-Shells” in Fairy Legends, ... &c., Murray 1834, p.32.)
  • Fairy Legends / and / Traditions / of the / South of Ireland. / The new series. / Two volumes in one / Embellished with numerous engravings, and wood cuts, from designs by [W. H.] Brooke. [Murray’s Family Library, No. 47; abridged edn.; on front boards] (London: Printed for John Murray M DCCC XXVIII. [1828]), [Vol. 1:] xii, 326, [Vol 2:], xxxii, 300pp., ill. [18cm.; printed by Thomas Davidson - at foot of p.300 (final page) following The End; 15cm. Contents. Vol. I: The Merrow. The Dullahan. The Fir-darrig. Treasure Legends. Rocks and Stones. Vol. II: Translation of the Brothers Grimm’s essay. Elves of Ireland; Elves of Scotland; The Mabinogion and Fairy Legends of Wales; Additional Notes on the Irish Legends in the First Volume by the Brothers Grimm (pp.295-300).

    Vol. II commences with Dedicatory Letter [to Dr. Wilhelm Grimm [v]-xxviii [signed London, 12 Nov. 1827]; Contents [xxix-xxxii]: Translation of the Brothers Grimm’s Essay; The Elves of Ireland [The Good People, p.1; ...]; The Elves of Scotland [Authorities, p.13; ...]; On the Nature of Elves [Authories, p.54; ...]; The Mabinogion and Fairy Legends of Wales [Introduction, p.157; ...] Additional Notes of the Irish Legends in the First Volume by the Brothers Grimm, p.294-300. Note: Ded. letter incls. regrets that Croker cannot reprint a “curious poem [...] politely forwarded” by Mr. Edward O’Reilly, Sec. of the Iberno-Celtic Society - addressed to a fairy chief by a wandering bard, [p.xxiv] named Andrew M’Curtin [in which] my praising the splendour and hospitality of the fairy court, he contrives obliquely to censure the parsimony of the country gentry. The ideal chief is termed Donn of Dooagh, literally Lord of the Vats, or sand pits; which are certain a hollows on the coast of the county Clare. However, as the commencement of this poem exhibits an interesting summary of Irish mythology, I cannot resist presenting you with two or three verses in my own translation, as unmusical and as rugged to the full as the original: ‘Donn of the ocean vats, I give love reverence to thee; / ’Tis not with haughty Saxon nod, that such is given [...]’ (pp.xxiv-xxv.)

  • Fairy Legends and Traditions of the South of Ireland (London: John Murray MDCCCXXVIII [1828]), viii [Pref. [iii]-iv]; Contents, v-vi; Ded. poems to Lady Chatteron, p.[viii], 344pp.; ill. [front.; incls. music; printed by Bradbury and Evans, Whitefriars, London; 18cm.] Contents: The Shefro; The Cluricaune; The Banshee; The Phooka; Thierna na oge; The Merrow; The Dullahan; The Firdarig; Treasure legends; Rocks and Stones [each with constituent stories, being the same as 2nd edn. of 1834 - as attached.)
  • Fairy Legends and Traditions of the South of Ireland [Second edition; sel. stories] (London: John Murray, Albemerle Street [MDCCCXXXIV [1834]), iv, 344pp. [t.p. epigraph: “Come l’araba Fenice / Che si cia, ognun lo dice; / Dove sia, nessun lo-sa.” - Metastasio. [Printed A. Spottiswoode, London.] Contents: Contents: The Shefro; The Cluricaune; The Banshee; The Phooka; Thierna na oge; The Merrow; The Dullahan; The Firdarig; Treasure legends; Rocks and stones [each with constituent stories - given in listing - as attached.)
  • Fairy Legends and Traditions of the South of Ireland / Second Edition (London: John Murray, Albemerle Street; and Thomas Tegg & Son, Cheapside. MDCCCXXXVIII [1838]), [iii]-iv [Preface], 344pp. Epigraph [t.p. verso]: ‘Come l’araba Fenice / Che si cia, ognun lo dice; / Dove sia, nessun lo-sa.’ - Metastasio. Contents [v-vi], and with ded. verses to Dowager Lady Chatterton [of] Castle Mahon. signed in autograph-style: T. Crofton Croker [vii]; concluding verses [p.341], with a letter from Sir Walter Scott as Appendix, pp.342-44; printed by Bradbury & Evans, Whiteside; final page.] (Contents identical to those of 1834 edition above - as attached.)
  • Fairy Legends and Traditions of the South of Ireland [3rd Edition] (London: John Murray; William Tegg 1846), vi, 344pp. [16cm.; on spine: Croker’s fairy tales].
    Fairy Legends and Traditions of the South of Ireland / by / Thomas Crofton Croker / With a Short Memoir of the Author by his Son. (London: William Tegg & Co., 85, Queen Street, Cheapside 1859), xii, 344., 24pp. [adverts.], ill. [19cm.; Bodleian copy available at Google Books - online]
  • Fairy Legends and Traditions of the South of Ireland. A new and complete edition, edited by T. Wright, Esq., M.A., F.S.A., With a memoir of the author, by his son, T. F. D. Croker (London: William Tegg [1862]), xxx, 366pp. [20cm.]; Do. [reiss.] (London: William Tegg [1869/1870], xxxiv, 486pp., ill. [19cm.]
  • Fairy Legends and Traditions of the South of Ireland ... A new and complete edition [of the first and second parts], edited by T. Wright, M.A. With a memoir of the author by his son, T. F. Dillon Croker, F.S.A. With illustrations. (London: William Tegg 1870], 352pp., 8°.
  • Fairy Legends and Traditions of the South of Ireland... A new and complete edition [of the first and second parts], edited by T. Wright ... With a short memoir of the author by his son, T. F. Dillon Croker. With illustrations by [Daniel] Maclise and [Charles] Green. [Part of series 2 of the “Illustrated Library of Fairy Tales”] (London: Swan Sonnenschein [1882]), 352pp., ill., music [8°/19cm.]
  • Fairy Legends and Traditions of the South of Ireland... A new and complete edition [of the first and second parts], edited by T[homas] Wright ... With a memoir of the author, by his son, T. F. Dillon Croker. [With illustrations.] [6th Edn.] ( London : Swan Sonnenschein & Co., 1902), 352pp., 8°.
  • Fairy Legends and Traditions of the South of Ireland... A new and complete edition by T. Wright; with illustrations by Maclise and Green [7th Edn.] (London: Swan Sonnenschein 1906), 352pp.
    Fairy Legends and Traditions of the South of Ireland. New and complete ed. / by T. Wright [8th Edn.] (London: G. Allen 1912), 352pp., ill. [by Maclise and Green; cover and spine title and half-title: Fairy legends of Ireland; running title: Irish fairy legends.]
See also The Fairy Mythology: in two volumes. Vol. 1 [Thomas Crofton Croker] (London: W.H. Ainsworth 1828), xiv, 334pp.; ill. [17cm.; printed by Thomas Davison, Whitefriars]. Contents: Introduction; Eastern romance; Middle age romance; Fairy land; Spenser’s Faerie Queen; Eddas and sagas; Scandinavia; Northern islands; Isle of Rügen [see COPAC - online]
Modern reps.
  • Fairy Legends and Traditions of the South of Ireland [facs. rep.] (NY: Lemma Pub. Corp., 1971) [16 x 24cm.].
  • Fairy Legends and Traditions of the South of Ireland [facs. rep.], ed., with an introduction and notes by Neil C. Hultin & Warren U. Ober [rep. of Vol. 1, i.e., 1825 edn.] (Delmar, NY: Scholars’ Facsimiles & Reprints 1983), li, 398pp. [23cm.].
  • Fairy Legends and Traditions of the South of Ireland; with a new introduction by Francesca Diano (Cork: Collins Press 1998), xxx, 363pp.
  • Fairy Legends and Traditions of the South of Ireland [photo-rep.], edited and with an introduction and editors’ notes by Neil C. Hultin and Warren U. Ober. [Scholars’ Facsimiles & Reproductions, v.380] (Delmar, N.Y. : Scholars’ Facsimiles & Reprints, 1983), x, 398pp.
  • Fairy Legends and Traditions of the South of Ireland; edited by Thomas Wright ; with a memoir of the author by T.F. Dillon Croker; with introduction and notes by Warren U. Ober and Neil C. Hultin [2001; being a facs. rep. of 1870 Edn.; Ann Arbor: Scholars’ Facsimiles & Reprints, v.535] (Ann Arbor 2001), lxiii, 571pp., ill., [23cm.]
  • Irish Fairy Legends [facsim. of Swan Sonnenschein 1882 Edn. of Fairy Legends .. &c.] (NY, Mineola; [distrib.] David & Charles (Dover: Newton Abbot) 2008), xii, 215pp., ill. [22cm.].
  • Fairy Legends and Traditions of the South of Ireland ([S.l.:] General Books 2009), vi, 149pp. [printing to order].
Translations
German
  • Irische Elfenmärchen. Übersetzt von den Brüdern Grimm (Leipzig: Friedrich Fleischer 1826), 234pp.
  • Irische Elfenmärchen. Übersetzt von den Brüdern Grimm ([Stuttgart]: Verlag Freies Geistesleben 1962, 1988), 223pp. [21cm.].
  • Irische Elfenmärchen. Übersetzt von den Brüdern Grimm [Insel Bücherei, No. 891] (Frankfurt: am Main 1966), 147pp.
    Irische Land- und Seemärchen / gesammelt von Thomas Crofton Croker; übersetzt von Wilhelm Grimm; herausgegeben von Werner Moritz und Charlotte Oberfeld; unter Mitarbeit von Siegfried Heyer; mit zeitgenössischen Illustrationen (Marburg: N. G. Elwert [1986]), 198pp., ill. [port., facs., maps on lining pages.; English and German on facing pages; ed. apparatus in German; Bibl. pp.197-98; 24cm.]
Irish
  • Síobhraí na mbeann is na ngleann, [trans. by] Brighid Ní Loingsigh [Sel. from Fairy Legends ... &c.] ( Baile Átha Cliath : Oifig an tSoláthair, 1939), 115pp.
Adaptations
  • Irish Fairy Tales. adapted from T. C. Croker, and ill. by Austin Molloy [New World School Ser.; sel. from Fairy Legends .. &c.”] (Glasgow: Collins; London: Collins’ Clean Type Press 1924, 1929), 64pp.
  • Irish Folk Stories for Children [Sel. from Fairy Legends ... &c.] (Cork: Mercier Press 1983), 90pp., ill. [18cm.].
Anthologies, &c.

Incl. in Samuel Lover, ed., Legends and Tales of Ireland [1900]. pp. 269-436

 

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