Tír na Deó. Peter Pan in Irish (1938)

Author: J.M. Barrie

Book ID: 68167

Price: 595.00

Tír na Deó. Translation of Peter Pan and Wendy by Máireád O’Gráda. Illustrated by Mable Lucie Attwell. Baile Atha Cliath: Oifig Díolta Foillseacháin Rialtais, 1938. First Irish Language Edition. Pp192. Large 8vo, blue buckram, title in gilt to spine, shelf-wear to covers, neat ownership name in Irish to front free endpaper, contents in nice bright condition. Illustrated with twelve tipped-in coloured plates and several line drawings in the text.

Scarce Irish language edition of Pan and Wendy here published as “Tír na Deó” which translates as ‘The Land of Always.’

Máiréad Ní Ghráda (1896-1971) was an Irish poet, playwright, and broadcaster from Co Clare. She was a secretary to the Cumann na nGaedheal TD Ernest Blythe & later worked for Radio Éireann as children’s program compiler & the station’s principal announcer from 1929. 

Mabel Lucie Attwell was a British illustrator known for her drawings of children, based on her daughter, Peggy. She studied at Heatherley’s and Saint Martin’s School of Art before illustrating for magazines and books, including Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, Peter Pan and The Water-Babies.

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