Irish Fairy Tales. London: Macmillan, 1920. First Edition. Pp [x], 318. Publisher's green cloth boards, with gilt title and design to front cover. Light fading and shelf-wear to covers, contents in very good condition.
Illustrated with Sixteen Plates in Colour & Numerous woodcut & Line Drawings in the Text by Arthur Rackham - one of the leading artists during the Golden Age of British book illustration.
Poet and novelist James Stephens (1882‒1950) was a major 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 remarked "for the child whose parents worship Ireland, for those with adoration for her legends."