Irish Fairy Tales. Illustrated by Arthur Rackham (1920)

Author: James Stephens

Book ID: 67753

Price: 495.00

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 green morocco over marbled boards; spine with raised bands, compartments decorated in gilt, with russet letter-piece stamped in gilt. Housed in cloth slipcase. 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. 

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