Item #140945800 Fians, Fairies and Picts. David MacRitchie.
Fians, Fairies and Picts
Fians, Fairies and Picts
Fians, Fairies and Picts
Fians, Fairies and Picts
Fians, Fairies and Picts
Fians, Fairies and Picts
Fians, Fairies and Picts

Fians, Fairies and Picts

London: Kegan Paul, Trench, Trubner & Co., 1893.

First edition. Presentation copy signed by David MacRitchie on a slip affixed to the front free endpaper by the publisher, next to their own printed note for complimentary copies. MacRitchie has inscribed it to a James Macbeath of Kirkwall, likely the ironmonger and Celtic scholar. xxii, 77, [2] pp. with 22 plates. Bound in publisher's dark green cloth with gilt spine lettering. Very Good with light soiling to cloth, slightly bumped corners.

An uncommon signature from British folklorist David MacRitchie on one of his two works advancing the theory that fairy lore and various megalithic structures, burial places, and mounds around the UK were evidence of an extinct race of Mongol dwarves or little people that Brits had displaced but lived beside until the 11th century, called the Picts or Fians. Such "lost race" ideas were surprisingly popular in Victorian times. These stories would later be re-examined by Jacques Vallee in his 1969 book Passport to Magonia, which traced continuities between ancient stories of fairy encounters and kidnappings and those of 20th century alleged UFO contactees and abductees. Item #140945800

Price: $850.00

See all items in Anthropology, Mythology, Occult, Signed
See all items by