The White Bolle-Trie a Wonder Story (1927)

Author: Kenneth Saar

Book ID: 63501

Price: 295.00

The White Bolle-trie a Wonder Story. Illustrated by Maurice McGonigal. With a Foreword by Padraic Colum. Dublin: Talbot Press, 1927. Pp 96. Quarter linen cloth boards, title in white to upper cover & to spine. Light soiling to spine, with some library stamps from his alma mater Belvedere College to contents pages.

A haunting fairy tale illustrated by Maurice McGonigal one of Ireland’s best-known painters & cousin of book illustrator & stained-glass artist Harry Clarke. The illustrations in this work strongly evoke Clarke’s illustrative style.

Kenneth Sarr was the pen name of Kenneth Sheils Reddin (1895 -1967), an Irish author and judge. Born in Dublin and attended Belvedere College, Clongowes Wood College, and from 1910 Scoil Éanna, where Thomas McDonagh and Patrick Pearse were formative influences.  As well as writing plays and novels, he collected humorous anecdotes from his judicial work intended for a book to be called ‘Laughter in My Court.’ He retired from the bench on 19 March 1965. 

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