West Irish Folk-Tales and Romances (1898)

Author: William Larminie

Book ID: 68008

Price: 95.00

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: Paternoster Row, 1898. Pp xxviii, 258. Publisher’s buff cloth, decorated in blind with floral motif, title lettered in gilt to spine. Ex library copy, with ink stamps & with occasional label residue to endpapers. A nice copy.

Irish poet and folklorist William Larminie was born in Co. Mayo in 1849. First published in 1893, 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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