An earlier edition of Fairy Tales are True was published in New York, by Hu Press in 1978. It featured sensitive original cover art by Qayyum Michael Brain.
The back cover read:
From California pre-hippy communes of forty years ago, to the mysterious convening of the sages in modern-day India, this story sweeps the reader along following the secret thread whose strands have held mankind together for the last few thousand years. Visits to simple villagers with amazing powers alternate with the adventures of an expedition of the world’s most important scientists, as Bryn Beorse takes us into the “inner sanctums” of our own everyday world.