Irish Fairy Tales. Illustrated by Arthur Rackham. Signed Copy (1920)
Author: James Stephens
Book ID: 63899
Irish Fairy Tales. Illustrated with 16 Coloured Plates and 21 Text Illustrations by Arthur Rackham. London: Macmillan,1920. First Edition. Pp x, 318. Publisher’s green cloth, gilt title and illustration to upper cover and spine. A good copy with light bumping to corners, contents clean & bright.
Signed by James Stephens on the front free endpaper.
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.
His 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.”