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.