Beside the Fire. Irish Gaelic Folk Stories. Association Copy (1890)

Author: Douglas Hyde

Book ID: 66459

Price: 575.00

Beside the Fire. A Collection of Irish Gaelic Folk Stories. Edited, Translated, and Annotated by Hyde. With Additional Notes by Alfred Nutt. London: David Nutt, 1890. First Edition. Pp Lviii, 203, [small catalogue of publication at rear], uncut. Publisher’s green buckram, title lettered in gilt to spine. Light scuffing to covers, section cut from front free endpaper, otherwise a fine bright copy. Housed in collector’s solander box.

Ex Library Lady Gregory, with her ornate bookplate to front pastedown.

Contains fifteen tales in Irish with the English translation on opposite pages, a fifty-eight page preface and 27 pages of Notes at end.

Douglas Hyde tutored Lady Gregory in Irish while she assisted him with his collection of folkloric material. Between 1901 and 1905 Hyde wrote several plays in Irish, in extensive collaboration with Lady Gregory.

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