West Irish Folk-Tales and Romances (1893)

Author: William Larminie

Book ID: 68173

Price: 195.00

West Irish Folk-Tales and Romances. Collected and Translated by William Larminie. With Introduction and Notes, and Appendix Containing Specimens of the Gaelic Originals Phonetically Spelt. London: Elliot Stock, 1893. First Edition. The Camden Library. Pp xxviii, 258, [1], uncut. Quarter leather, green cloth boards, title lettered in gilt to spine with publisher’s Cameo to centre of upper cover. Light wear to boards, neat ownership name to endpaper, otherwise a very good copy.

Irish poet and folklorist William Larminie was born in Co. Mayo in 1849.

This volume is a collection of 18 folktales collected from counties Mayo (Achill Island), Galway (Renvyle) & Donegal (Malinmore, Glencolumkille), recording the names of those who narrated the tales.

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