IRISH FAIRY TALES: Rackham, illus.] Stephens James IRISH FAIRY TALES: Rackham, illus.] Stephens James IRISH FAIRY TALES: Rackham, illus.] Stephens James


Rackham, illus.] Stephens James

Published by London Macmillan 1920, 1920
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First edition, first issue. With 16 full page colour plates and numerous black and white illustrations in the text by Arthur Rackham. 8vo, original publisherís green cloth lettered and pictorially decorated in gilt. x, 318, ad. A handsome copy, clean and well preserved, just a trifle aged. SCARCE FIRST EDITION. Rackhamís friend James Stephens wrote his collection of Irish Stories drawing from a rich oral tradition and also from the original Gaelic texts. He succeeded in presenting the old tales in a poetic and accessible form for the general modern reader. The collection is an excellent introduction to traditional Irish Fairy Stories and includes: The Story of Tuan Mac Cairill, The Boyhood of Fionn, The Carl of the Drab Coat, Monganís Frenzy, and many more. Rackham brought forth another collection of dazzling and imaginative illustrations. The Dublin Independent wrote a warm review of Rackhamís Irish Fairy Tales: "We read English tales with appreciation because pictures have familiarized us with English imagery. A Fenian tale lacks imagery because we have no art to give it colour and shape to what are presently only names. Some of Mr. Rackhamís pictures are pure poems - they set you dreaming.". Bookseller Inventory # 27106

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Publisher: London Macmillan 1920

Publication Date: 1920

Binding: Hardcover

Edition: 1st Edition

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