by Brian Froud and Alan Lee

Edited by David Larkin

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Harry N. Abrams, 1978; 196 pp.; First Hardcover Edition.

In 1978, two talented artists and self-proclaimed "faery authorities" Brian Froud and Alan Lee published the first edition of their imaginative faery field guide in which they explored the world of faeries in myths, legends, and folklore. Since then, the two have gone on to publish numerous faery books and contribute their ideas to such fantasy films as The Dark Crystal, Labyrinth, Legend and the new Lord of the Rings. Faeries features pencil drawings and watercolors of mythical creatures, as well as brief descriptions of their origins and powers; it draws on a long history of phantasmagoric iconography in the generally occidental vein. Besides faeries, the authors also include renderings of many other denizens of faery land-goblins, dwarves and leprechauns, for instance, as well as stranger breeds, such as the Fachan, a one-armed, one-legged oddity from the Scotland highlands and the Jack-in-Irons, a "Yorkshire giant who haunts lonely roads." For the child learning the pleasures of magical worlds, or for adults who never forgot, this book remains a delight. Includes 185 illustrations, 147 in full color.

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