The Turf-Cutters Donkey. An Irish Story of Mystery and Adventure. Illustrated by Jack B. Yeats. London: J.M. Dent, 1934. First edition. Coloured frontispiece plate with five coloured Illustrations and eight in black & White. Pages viii, 245. Cream cloth covers lightly soiled, with two small tears to middle of spine, and two small stains to lower front cover. Internally a good copy, with Previous owner's inscription to half title. With later issue cream dust jacket illustrated in colour, chipped at edges. Patricia Lynch (1898- 1972) was an Irish author of children's literature and journalist. She is best known for blending Irish rural life and fantasy as in The Turf-Cutter's Donkey. First published in 1934. This story concerns Seamus and Eileen, an enchanted teapot and the little grey donkey, Long Ears. The children meet a leprechaun, a golden eagle, the Salmon of Knowledge and Finn on their adventure.