The Turf-Cutters Donkey. An Irish Story of Mystery and Adventure. Illustrated by Jack B. Yeats. London: J.M. Dent, 1934. First Edition. Pp viii, 245. Pictorial cream buckram and endpapers. Neat ownership name, spotting to fore-edges otherwise a nice bright copy.
Illustrated with a coloured frontispiece plate & with five coloured Illustrations and eight in black & white in the text.
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 & reprinted many times. 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. A few sequels followed.