The Tain. Dublin: Talbot Press, 1907. First Edition. Pp,  495. Publisher's linen boards, title lettered in gilt to upper cover & spine with margins ruled in gilt. A very good copy.
A second edition followed in 1924 with with striking illustrations by Sean Mac Cathmhaoil who excelled in the pen and ink medium.
The Cattle-Raid of Cooley (Táin Bó Cúalnge) is the central epic of the Ulster cycle. Queen Medb of Connaught gathers an army in order to gain possession of the most famous bull in Ireland, which is the property of Daire, a chieftain of Ulster. Because the men of Ulster are afflicted by a debilitating curse, the seventeen-year-old Cuchulain must defend Ulster single-handedly.