London: Hurst and Blackett Limited, 1899. First edition. Corners worn, light scar from an old label on front cover. A good copy of a scarce book. Black cloth, rebacked in recent black cloth. Octavo. lxxxiii, , 302, [2, ads] pp. Item #13507
Perhaps the major work of Francis Hindes Groome (1851-1902), editor of the 'Journal of the Gypsy Lore Society' and author of the article on gypsies in the ninth edition of the 'Encyclopedia Britannica.' "...contains over seventy tales with variants from many lands, and the elaborate introduction is a monument of erudition and ripe scholarship..." (DNB).