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    Description"Kirk is a magnificent dish to set before any student of either folk-lore or folk-psychology." -- "Times Literary Supplement "In the late 17th century, a Scottish minister went looking for supernatural creatures of "a middle nature betwixt man and angel." Robert Kirk roamed the Highlands, talking to his parishioners and other country folk about their encounters with fairies, wraiths, elves, doppelgangers, and other agents of the spirit world. Magic was a part of everyday life for Kirk and his fellow Highlanders, and this remarkable book offers rare glimpses into their enchanted realm. Left in manuscript form upon the author's death in 1692, this volume was first published in 1815 at the behest of Sir Walter Scott. In 1893, the distinguished folklorist Andrew Lang re-edited the work. Lang's introduction to Kirk's extraordinary blend of science, religion, and superstition is included in this edition. For many years, "The Secret Commonwealth" was hard to find -- available, if at all, only in scholarly editions. Academicians as well as lovers of myths and legends will prize this authoritative but inexpensive edition.

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    The Secret Commonwealth of Elves, Fauns and Fairies
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    By (author) Robert Rev. Kirk, Introduction by Andrew Lang
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    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 96
    Width: 134 mm
    Height: 214 mm
    Thickness: 8 mm
    Weight: 222 g
    ISBN 13: 9780486466118
    ISBN 10: 0486466116

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    Dover Publications Inc.
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    Publication date
    25 July 2008
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