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The Turf-Cutters Donkey. Inscribed by the Illustrator (Jack B Yeats) by Patricia Lynch on sale for €895.00
The Turf-Cutters Donkey. Inscribed by the Illustrator (Jack B Yeats) by Patricia Lynch on sale for €€895.00 ×
  • The Turf-Cutters Donkey. Inscribed by the Illustrator (Jack B Yeats) by Patricia Lynch on sale for €895.00
  • The Turf-Cutters Donkey. Inscribed by the Illustrator (Jack B Yeats) by Patricia Lynch on sale for €895.00
  • The Turf-Cutters Donkey. Inscribed by the Illustrator (Jack B Yeats) by Patricia Lynch on sale for €895.00
  • The Turf-Cutters Donkey. Inscribed by the Illustrator (Jack B Yeats) by Patricia Lynch on sale for €895.00
  • The Turf-Cutters Donkey. Inscribed by the Illustrator (Jack B Yeats) by Patricia Lynch on sale for €895.00

The Turf-Cutters Donkey. Inscribed by the Illustrator (Jack B Yeats)

Patricia Lynch

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  • Category: Literature, Childrens, Author Signed or Inscribed, Gift Ideas

€895.00

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. Pp viii, 245.  Pictorial cream buckram and endpapers, lacking dust jacket.  Covers slightly bowed, otherwise a fine clean copy. Inscribed in year of publication by the Artist on title-page. A difficult book to fine in such clean condition and scarce thus inscribed. 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. A few sequels followed.

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