Irish Fairy Tales. Illustrated by Arthur Rackham (1920)
Book ID: 67160
Irish Fairy Tales. Illustrated with Sixteen Coloured Plates and Twenty-One Text Drawings by Arthur Rackham. London: Macmillan, 1920. First Edition. Pp [x], 318. Beautifully bound in half morocco, cloth boards, raised bands with compartments ruled in gilt, with gilt title labels. A fine bright copy.
Stephens’s collection of Irish tales was reviewed in ‘The Bookman for Christmas 1920’ which remarked “for the child whose parents worship Ireland, for those with adoration for her legends.”
Poet and novelist James Stephens (1882‒1950) was a leading figure in the Irish literary revival of the early 20th century and a supporter of Irish independence.
A nice gift copy.