Fairy and Folk Tales of the Irish Peasantry (1900)
Book ID: 67471
Fairy and Folk Tales of the Irish Peasantry. Edited and Selected by W.B. Yeats. London: Walter Scott, . Pp xviii, 326 + catalogue. Maroon cloth boards, title lettered in gilt to spine. Covers lightly faded, contents pages in fine bright condition.
First published in The Camelot Classic Series in 1888, this is a later issue of the first printing with a eighteen-page introduction by Yeats.
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.
Simultaneously issued in blue cloth with lettering & design in black. [Wade 212]