Irish Fairy Tales. Illustrated by Arthur Rackham (1920)
Book ID: 63229
Irish Fairy Tales. Illustrated with 16 coloured plates by Arthur Rackham and 21 text Illustrations. London: Macmillan, 1920. First Edition. Pp [x], 318. Publisher’s green cloth, gilt title and illustration to upper cover and spine. Neat gift inscription (Christmas 1922) to front pastedown, a very good copy with contents clean & bright throughout.
Stephens’s collection of Irish tales was reviewed in ‘The Bookman for Christmas 1920’ and 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.