KRAPPE, Alexander Haggerty. The Science of Folk-Lore. Methuen & Co. Ltd. 1930.
8vo. Original green cloth with orange dustwrapper; pp. xxiv + 344 + 8 [ads]; spine of wrapper sunned, a little internal foxing, very good.
First edition. A foundation work in the serious study of folk-lore in which the author looks at the origins and mechanics of fairy tales, prose sagas, local legends and all kinds of mythical narratives. Krappe, an academic philologist, considered folklore to be a 'historical science, having its own methods of research and admitting of the same system of checks and verifications as any other'.