Folklore, Folktales, and Fairy Tales

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  1. Anonymous. Folk-Lore and Legends: Scotland. London: W. W. Gibbings, 1889.

  2. Anonymous. Scottish Fairy Tales, Folklore, and Legends. Illustrated by Geoffrey Strahan. London: Gibbings and Company, 1902.

  3. Bede, Cuthbert [pseudonym for Edward Bradley]. The White Wife: With Other Stories, Supernatural, Romantic, and Legendary. Collected and illustrated by Cuthbert Bede. London: Sampson Low, Son, and Marston, 1865.

  4. Black, George Fraser, and Northcote W. Thomas. County Folk-Lore, vol. 3: Examples of Printed Folk-lore Concerning the Orkney and Shetland Islands. London: Published for the Folk-Lore Society by David Nutt, 1901.

  5. Bradley, Edward. See Bede, Cuthbert.

  6. Brand, John. Observations on the Popular Antiquities of Great Britain: Chiefly Illustrating the Origin of our Vulgar and Provincial Customs, Ceremonies, and Superstitions. Vol. 1. London: George Bell and Sons, 1895.

  7. Brand, John. Observations on the Popular Antiquities of Great Britain: Chiefly Illustrating the Origin of our Vulgar and Provincial Customs, Ceremonies, and Superstitions. Vol. 2. London: George Bell and Sons, 1877.

  8. Brand, John. Observations on the Popular Antiquities of Great Britain: Chiefly Illustrating the Origin of our Vulgar and Provincial Customs, Ceremonies, and Superstitions. Vol. 3. London: George Bell and Sons, 1901.

  9. Buchan, Peter. Ancient Ballads and Songs of the North of Scotland. Vol. 1. Edinburgh: Printed for W. & D. Laing and others, 1828.

  10. Buchan, Peter. Ancient Ballads and Songs of the North of Scotland. Vol. 2. Edinburgh: Printed for W. & D. Laing and others, 1828.

  11. Buchan, Peter. Ancient Scottish Tales. An unpublished collected made by Peter Buchan, with an introduction by John A. Fairley. Peterhead, 1908.

  12. Campbell, Lord Archibald. Records of Argyll: Legends, Traditions, and Recollections of Argyllshire Highlanders. Collected chiefly from the Gaelic. With notes on the antiquity of the dress, clan colours, or tartans, of the highlanders. With etchings by Charles Laurie. Edinburgh and London: William Blackwood and Sons, 1885. This digitized book (available in various formats) is presented by the Internet Archive.

  13. Campbell, Lord Archibald. Waifs and Strays of Celtic Tradition. Argyllshire series, vol. 1. With notes on the war dress of the Celts. London: David Nutt, 1889.

  14. Campbell, John Francis [Campbell of Islay]. Popular Tales of the West Highlands: Orally Collected. Vol. 1. Edinburgh: Edmonston and Douglas, 1860.

  15. Campbell, John Francis [Campbell of Islay]. Popular Tales of the West Highlands: Orally Collected. Vol. 2. Edinburgh: Edmonston and Douglas, 1860.

  16. Campbell, John Francis [Campbell of Islay]. Popular Tales of the West Highlands: Orally Collected. Vol. 3. Edinburgh: Edmonston and Douglas, 1862.

  17. Campbell, John Francis [Campbell of Islay]. Popular Tales of the West Highlands: Orally Collected. Vol. 4. Edinburgh: Edmonston and Douglas, 1862.

  18. Campbell, John Francis [Campbell of Islay]. Popular Tales of the West Highlands: Orally Collected. With a translation by the late J. F. Campbell. New edition (under the auspices of the Islay Association). Vol. 1. Paisley and London: Alexander Gardner, 1890.

  19. Campbell, John Francis [Campbell of Islay]. Popular Tales of the West Highlands: Orally Collected. With a translation by the late J. F. Campbell. New edition (under the auspices of the Islay Association). Vol. 2. Paisley and London: Alexander Gardner, 1890.

  20. Campbell, John Francis [Campbell of Islay]. Popular Tales of the West Highlands: Orally Collected. With a translation by the late J. F. Campbell. New edition (under the auspices of the Islay Association). Vol. 3. Paisley and London: Alexander Gardner, 1892.

  21. Campbell, John Francis [Campbell of Islay]. Popular Tales of the West Highlands: Orally Collected. With a translation by the late J. F. Campbell. New edition (under the auspices of the Islay Association). Vol. 4. Paisley and London: Alexander Gardner, 1893.

  22. Campbell, John Gregorson. Clan Traditions and Popular Tales of the Western Highlands and Islands. Collected from oral sources by the late Rev. John Gregorson Campbell, minister of Tiree. Selected from the author's MS. remains and edited by Jessie Wallace and Duncan MacIsaac. With introduction by Alfred Nutt. Waifs and Strays of Celtic Tradition, Argyllshire Series, no. 5. London: David Nutt, 1895. This digitized book (available in various formats) is presented by the Internet Archive.

  23. Campbell, John Gregorson. The Fians; or, Stories, Poems, and Traditions of Fionn and His Warrior Band. Waifs and Strays of Celtic Tradition, Argyllshire Series, no. 4. London: David Nutt, 1891.

  24. Campbell, John Gregorson. Superstitions of the Highlands and Islands of Scotland: Collected Entirely from Oral Sources. Glasgow: James MacLehose and Sons, 1900.

  25. Campbell, John Gregorson. Witchcraft and Second Sight in the Highlands and Islands of Scotland: Tales and Traditions Collected Entirely from Oral Sources. Glasgow: James MacLehose and Sons, 1902.

  26. Carrick, John D. The Laird of Logan; or, Wit of the West: Being a Collection of Anecdotes, Jests, and Comic Tales. Glasgow: David Robertson, 1835.

  27. Carrick, John D. The Laird of Logan; or, Anecdotes and Tales Illustrative of the Wit and Humour of Scotland. Glasgow: David Robertson and Company, 1889.

  28. Chambers, Robert. The Popular Rhymes of Scotland: With Illustrations, Chiefly Collected from Oral Sources. Edinburgh: William Hunter, 1826.

  29. Chambers, Robert. Popular Rhymes of Scotland, new edition. London and Edinburgh: W. and R. Chambers, 1870.

  30. [Chambers, Robert]. Scottish Jests and Anecdotes: To Which Are Added a Selection of English and Irish Jests, 2nd edition. Edinburgh: William Tait, 1838.

  31. Chambers, Robert. Scottish Jests and Anecdotes. Nuggets for Travellers. Edinburgh: William Paterson, [1887].

  32. Cromek, R. H. Remains of Nithsdale and Galloway Song. Paisley: Alexander Gardner, 1880. First published 1810.

  33. Cromek, R. H. Select Scotish Songs: Ancient and Modern. Vol. 1. With critical observations and biographical notices by Robert Burns. London: T. Cadell and W. Davies, 1810.

  34. Dalyell, John Graham. The Darker Superstitions of Scotland. Glasgow: Richard Griffin and Company, 1835.

  35. Dixon, John H. Gairloch in North-West Ross-Shire: Its Records, Traditions, Inhabitants, and Natural History. With a guide to Gairloch and Loch Maree and a map a illustrations. Edinburgh: Co-Operative Printing Company, 1886.

  36. Douglas, George Brisbane. Scottish Fairy and Folk Tales. New York: A. L. Burt Company, [ca. 1901]. This digitized book (available in various formats) is presented by the Internet Archive.

  37. Gibson, Alexander Craig. The Folk-Speech of Cumberland and Some Districts Adjacent: Being Short Stories and Rhymes in the Dialects of the West Border Counties. London: John Russell Smith; Carlisle: G. and T. Coward, 1873. This digitized book (available in various formats) is presented by the Internet Archive.

  38. Goodrich-Freer, A., "More Folklore from the Hebrides," Folk-Lore: A Quarterly Review of Myth, Tradition, Institution, and Custom. Vol. 13. London: David Nutt, 1902. Pp. 29-62.

  39. [Grant, J]. Legends of the Braes o' Mar. Aberdeen: Lewis and James Smith, 1861.

  40. Grant, William. Scottish Anecdotes and Tales. Edinburgh and Toronto: Carswell and Company, 1885.

  41. Grassie, James. Legends of the Highlands of Scotland, from Oral Tradition. Inverness: James Smith, 1843.

  42. Gregor, Walter. Notes on the Folk-Lore of the North-East of Scotland. London: Folk-Lore Society, 1881.

  43. Grierson, Elizabeth W. The Scottish Fairy Book. With illustrations by Morris Meredith Williams. New York: Frederick A. Stokes Company, 1910.

  44. Grierson, Elizabeth W. Tales from Scottish Ballads. London: A. and C. Black, 1906.

  45. Gunn, Adam, and John Mackay. Sutherland and the Reay Country: History, Antiquities, Folklore, Topography, Regiments, Ecclesiastical Records, Poetry, and Music, etc. With numerous portraits and illustrations. Glasgow: John Mackay, 1897.

  46. Gunn, Clement Bryce. The Three Tales of the Three Priests of Peebles. Selkirk: James Lewis, 1894.

  47. Henderson, George. The Popular Rhymes, Sayings, and Proverbs of the County of Berwick. With illustrative notes. Newcastle-on-Tyne: Printed for the author by W. S. Crow, 1856.

  48. Henderson, William. Notes on the Folk-lore of the Northern Counties of England and the Borders, with an Appendix on Household Stories by S. Baring-Gould. London: Longmans, Green, and Company, 1866.

  49. Ingoldsby, Thomas. The Life and Letters of the Rev. Richard Harris Barham, Author of The Ingoldsby Legends, with a Selection from His Miscellaneous Poems. Vol. 1. London: Richard Bentley, 1870.

  50. Ingoldsby, Thomas. The Life and Letters of the Rev. Richard Harris Barham, Author of The Ingoldsby Legends, with a Selection from His Miscellaneous Poems. Vol. 2. London: Richard Bentley, 1870.

  51. Jacobs, Joseph. Celtic Fairy Tales. London: David Nutt, 1892.

  52. Jacobs, Joseph. More Celtic Fairy Tales. London: David Nutt, 1894.

  53. Jervise, Andrew. The History and Traditions of the Land of the Lindsays in Angus and Mearns, with Notices of Alyth and Meigle, 2nd ed. Edinburgh: David Douglas, 1882.

  54. Keightley, Thomas. The Fairy Mythology. Vol. 1. London: William Harrison Ainsworth, 1828.

  55. Keightley, Thomas. The Fairy Mythology: Illustrative of the Romance and Superstition of Various Countries. Vol. 2. London: Whittaker, Treacher, and Company, 1833.

  56. Keightley, Thomas. The Fairy Mythology: Illustrative of the Romance and Superstition of Various Countries. A new edition, revised and greatly enlarged. London: H. G. Bohn, 1851.

  57. Kirk, Robert. The Secret Commonwealth of Elves, Fauns, and Fairies. Stirling: Eneas MacKay, 1933. Reprint of the 1893 edition (based on a manuscript written in 1691). This digital version is presented by Forgotten Books.

  58. Lang, Andrew. "English and Scotch Fairy Tales," Folk-Lore: A Quarterly Review of Myth, Tradition, Institution, and Custom, vol. 1, no. 3 (September 1890), pp. 289-312.

  59. Lowson, Alexander. Tales, Legends, and Traditions of Forfarshire. With sixteen illustrations by John Young. First series. Forfar: John Macdonald; Edinburgh and Glasgow: John Menzies and Company, 1891.

  60. MacDougall, James. Folk and Hero Tales. Waifs and Strays of Celtic Tradition, Argyllshire Series, no. 3. London: David Nutt, 1891.

  61. MacDougall, James. Folk Tales and Fairy Lore in Gaelic and English. Collected from oral tradition. Edited with introduction and notes by George Calder. Edinburgh: John Grant, 1910. This digitized book (available in various formats) is presented by the Internet Archive.

  62. MacInnes, D. Folk and Hero Tales. Waifs and Strays of Celtic Tradition, Argyllshire Series, no. 2. London: Publications of the Folk-Lore Society, no. 25, 1890.

  63. Mackenzie, Alexander. Historical Tales and Legends of the Highlands. Inverness: A. and W. Mackenzie; Edinburgh: Maclachlan and Stewart, 1878.

  64. Mackenzie, Donald A. Wonder Tales from Scottish Myth and Legend. With illustrations bhy John Duncan. London: Blackie and Son, [1917]. This digitized book (available in various formats) is presented by the Internet Archive.

  65. Miller, Hugh. Scenes and Legends of the North of Scotland; or, The Traditional History of Cromarty. 2nd edition. London: Johnstone and Hunter, 1850.

  66. Miller, Hugh. Scenes and Legends of the North of Scotland; or, The Traditional History of Cromarty. 14th edition. London and Edinburgh: William P. Nimmo, 1876.

  67. Napier, James. Folk-Lore; or, Superstitious Beliefs in the West of Scotland within this Century. With an appendix, shewing the probable relation of the modern festivals of Christmas, May Day, St. John's Day, and Halloween to ancient sun and fire worship. Paisley: Alexander Gardner, 1876.

  68. Parker, Winifred M. Gaelic Fairy Tales. Glasgow: Archibald Sinclair, 1908.

  69. Robertson, William. Historical Tales and Legends of Ayrshire. London: Hamilton, Adams, and Company; Glasgow: Thomas D. Morison, 1889.

  70. Scott, Walter. Letters on Demonology and Witchcraft. London: John Murray, 1830.

  71. Scott, Walter. Minstrelsy of the Scottish Border: Consisting of Historical and Romantic Ballads, Collected in the Southern Counties of Scotland. Vol. 1. Edinburgh: James Ballantyne, 1803.

  72. Scott, Walter. Minstrelsy of the Scottish Border: Consisting of Historical and Romantic Ballads, Collected in the Southern Counties of Scotland. Vol. 2. Edinburgh: James Ballantyne, 1803.

  73. Scott, Walter. Minstrelsy of the Scottish Border: Consisting of Historical and Romantic Ballads, Collected in the Southern Counties of Scotland. Vol. 3. Edinburgh: James Ballantyne, 1803.

  74. Simpkins, John Ewart. County Folk-Lore, vol. 7: Examples of Printed Folk-Lore concerning Fife, with Some Notes on Clackmannan and Kinross-Shires. London: Published for the Folk-Lore Society by Sidgwick and Jackson, 1914. This digitized book (available in various formats) is presented by the Internet Archive.

  75. Simpson, Eve Blantyre. Folk Lore in Lowland Scotland. London: J. M. Dent and Company, 1908.

  76. Stewart, Alexander. Nether Lochaber: The Natural History, Legends, and Folk-lore of the West Highlands. Edinburgh: William Patterson, 1883.

  77. Wentz, W. Y. The Fairy-Faith in Celtic Countries. London: Oxford University Press, 1911.



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