Irish Fairy Tales. Illustrated with 16 coloured plates by Arthur Rackham and 21 text Illustrations. London: Macmillan, 1920. First Edition. Pp [x], 318. Publisher's green cloth, gilt title and illustration to upper cover and spine. A near fine copy, contents clean & bright throughout.
Poet and novelist James Stephens (1882‒1950) was a leading figure in the Irish literary revival of the early 20th century and a supporter of Irish independence. His collection of Irish tales was reviewed in 'The Bookman' for Christmas 1920 which concluded: "for the child whose parents worship Ireland, and for those with adoration for her legends."