Fairy and Folk Tales of the Irish Peasantry (1888)
Book ID: 63233
Fairy and Folk Tales of the Irish Peasantry. Edited and Selected by W.B. Yeats. London: Walter Scott, (1888) Pp xviii, 326, with 18 page catalogue at rear. Publisher’s blue cloth boards, title label to spine. A very good copy.
First published in The Camelot Classic Series in 1888. this is a later issue of the first printing with a 18 page introduction by Yeats. Simultaneously issued in red cloth with lettering & design in black. [Wade 212].
Compiled at the height of the Celtic Twilight, a movement to revive the myths and traditions of Ancient Ireland, Fairy and Folk Tales of the Irish Peasantry captures a wide range of stories, songs, poems, and firsthand accounts from artists and storytellers dedicated to the preservation of Irish culture.