Irish Fairy Tales. Illustrated by Arthur Rackham (1924)
Book ID: 66746
Irish Fairy Tales. Illustrated with 16 Coloured Plates by Arthur Rackham and 21 Text Illustrations. London: Macmillan, 1924. Second Edition. Publisher’s red cloth boards with illustration of Fionn MacCumhaill in gilt to centre of upper cover. Light shelf-wear to covers, otherwise a nice bright copy.
Stephens’ collection of Irish Fairy Tales includes The Story of Tuan Mac Cairill, The Boyhood of Fionn, The Birth of Bran, Oisin’s Mother, The Wooing of Becfola, The Little Brawl at Allen, The Carl of the Drab Coat, The Enchanted Cave of Cesh Corran, Becuma of the White Skin, and Mongan’s Frenzy.
The Bookman of Christmas, 1920 describes these tales as “for the child whose parents worship Ireland, for those with adoration for her legends.”