Irish Myths and Legends. Illustrated by Jillian Tamaki (2011)
Book ID: 66190
Irish Myths and Legends. With a Preface by W.B. Yeats. Introduction by Colm Toibin. London: Folio Society, 2011. Quarter leather in decorated paper boards. Title in gilt to spine. Housed in publisher’s slipcase. A fine bright copy in lightly worn case.
Beautifully Illustrated in colour by Jillian Tamaki & with new introduction by Colm Toibin.
The myths and legends of Ireland were relatively unknown until Lady Augusta Gregory first published this collection in 1904. Gregory drew on oral history and manuscripts, such as the 12th-century Book of Leinster, to describe a world of fierce battles and hunts, high kings and druids, brave horses and famous hounds.