Madras, India: Theosophical Publishing House, 1918. First edition. Hardcover. Original pale blue pictorial cloth, 7.5 x 5 inches; 49 pp., illustrated. Fine. Item #21558
Contains 6 tales of nature and fairy spirits: A Rainy Day; Poppy; Under the Ocean; The Cloud Fairies; The Gnome; The Salamander. Though the stories are presented as fiction Alma Kunz Gulick had been raised a Theosophist and belief in fairies was central to Theosophism. Alma's younger brother Fritz Kunz married another lifelong Theosophist, Dora Van Gelder, whose 1977 book "The Real World of Fairies: A First Person Account" was also published by the Theosphical Publishing House and which title was certainly influence by her sister-in-law's much earlier book. Rare; Worldcat locates only 3 copies.