The Tain. Specially Bound Limited Edition (1969)
Author: Thomas Kinsella
Book ID: 66020
The Tain. Translated by Thomas Kinsella from the Irish. With Brush Drawings by Louis Le Brocquy. Dublin: Dolmen Press, 1969. First Edition, Limited Issue. Bound by Desmond Smith at the Irish University Press Bindery in Vermilion Oasis Niger Goatskin to a Design by Liam Miller. Light scuff mark to upper cover otherwise a fine bright copy, housed in publisher’s cloth solander box.
Limited Edition of Fifty Copies (this copy number 31). Signed by Thomas Kinsella (Translator), Louis Le Brocquy (Artist), Liam Miller (Publisher/Designer).
These Copies Contain an Extra Suite of the ‘Warp Spasm’ Drawings which were shown in the International Exhibition of Modern Drawings at Rijeka Jugoslavia in 1968.
The Táin Bó Cúailnge, or ‘Cattle Raid of Cooley’, is the most famous tale in Irish mythology. It is at the centre of the Ulster Cycle of mythological sagas, known as the Rúraíocht in Irish. The tales in the Ulster Cycle are the most heroic of all the Irish myths that have been recorded in writing, and also the most renowned.
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