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Title: Merry Suffolk : Master Archie and other Tales. A Book Of Folk-Lore, By Lois A. Fison, Author of "Brother Mike," "New Fairy Land," &c.; With Which Is Included "Tom Tit Tot" & Sequel, By Mrs. Walter Thomas .
Description: London: Jarrold & Sons, 10 & 11, Warwick Lane, 1899 . [Price] One Shilling . 0. First edition. A very good original illustrated binding. pp.79/[17pp. - Adverts] . 7.0" x 5.0" . Thick card covers. Printed title and illustration to front cover. Edges very rubbed. Hinges carefully strengthened. Spine with black title: "Merry Suffolk", carefully repaired (affecting the 'K' of Suffolk). Rusted staples. Clean English text throughout. Curiously there are many mis-prints corrected in pencil. Possibly this was a pre-production issue? G+. ** “ Lois Anne Fison (1829-1904) was a noted 19th century author on Suffolk folklore and anecdotes, which she collected directly from the Suffolk people. She was particularly keen on using the Suffolk dialect in her writings which sometimes rendered her stories a little difficult for younger readers. Her best known books on Suffolk are probably Merry Suffolk; Master Archie and other tales; a book of folk-lore (London: Jarrold & Sons, 1899) which includes the Tale of Tom Tit Tot (the Suffolk version of Grimm’s tale of “Rumpelstiltskin”), and Uncle Mike: an old Suffolk Fairy Tale (London: Jarrold & Sons, 1893). The latter is a traditional story of a little fairy told in a Suffolk dialect. It was apparently related to the children of the family by their nurse. Spinning Days and Olden Ways: A Suffolk Story (Ipswich: Smiths Suitall, 1904) is another of her books on the traditions of the county. Lois was born at Barningham, Suffolk, England, one of of twenty children of Thomas Fison, a prosperous landowner and farmer. Her younger brother, the Rev. Lorimer Fison (1832-1907), emigrated to Australia where he became a Wesleyan minister in Fiji, and an eminent anthropologist and journalist." - See Planet Suffolk . ***Mrs Anna Walter Thomas was Lois' sister. In 1871 Anna Fison married Rev. Walter Thomas and moved to Bangor.

Keywords: Yjarrold & Sons Fison Lois a Merry Suffolk Master Archie and Other Tales a Book of Folk-Lore by Lois a Fison Author of "Brother Mike" "New Fairy Land" "Tom Tit Tot 45554 Suffolk: : 19th Century

Price: GBP 40.00 = appr. US$ 57.12 Seller: Chilton Books
- Book number: 43209

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