The Irish Fairy Book. Illustrated by George Denham (1909)
Book ID: 63906
The Irish Fairy Book. Illustrated by George Denham with coloured frontispiece plate and black & white illustrations throughout the text. London: Fisher Unwin, . Pp, 355. A nice bright copy in richly decorated pictorial cloth boards.
A book of legend and fairy stories, banshees and leprechauns, sprites and spirits, Finn Mac Cool and Cuchulainn, the Black Steed of Binn-each-labhra and the Royal Cat of Clough-magh-righ-cat!
With contributions by Standish O’Grady, Patrick Kennedy, William Allingham, Lady Wilde, Lady Gregory, Crofton Croker, Eleanor Hull, W. Larminie, James Clarence Mangan, J.S. LeFanu, etc.
Alfred Percival Graves was president of the Irish Literary Society, and poet, songwriter and folklorist. With W. Magennis and Douglas Hyde he acted as general editor of the Every Irishman’s Library published in twelve volumes.
A lovely gift edition.