1920 1st Edition in Morocco Binding - IRISH FAIRY TALES by J. Stephens illustrated by Arthur Rackham.
Author: James Stephens illustrated by Arthur Rackham
Title: Irish fairy Tales.
Publisher: London, Macmillan & Co. Ltd., 1920. First edition.
Language: Text in English.
Size: 8.5 " X 7 ".
Pages: x-318 pages plus a final leaf comprising a list of books published by James Stephens.
Binding: Attractive and near fine handsome unsigned full green morocco binding. Spine & front board of original cloth binding bound in at rear (hinges fine) under a protective removable mylar cover. Superbly bound!
Content: Near fine content (bright, clean and tight). All pages edges gilt; marbled endpapers.
Illustrations: Illustrated with 16 color wonderful plates by Arthur Rackham (complete). All lettered tissue overlays are present.
The book : Rare, superbly bound and attractive First edition illustrated by Rackham of Irish Fairy Tales -- a retelling of ten Irish folktales by the Irish author James Stephens. The English illustrator Arthur Rackham provided interior artwork, including numerous black and white illustrations and sixteen color plates. The stories are set in a wooded, Medieval Ireland filled with larger-than-life hunters, warriors, kings, and fairies. Many stories concern the Fianna and their captain, Fionn mac Uail, from the Fenian Cycle of Irish mythology.The book was first published by Macmillan and Company in 1920. It is one of Stephens' better-known works.
The illustrator : Arthur Rackham (1867-1939) was a prolific British artist and illustrator, best known for his deluxe editions of popular children's books. Artistically inclined since childhood, Rackham started illustrating for newspapers, but it was not until he began drawing for children's literature that he received critical acclaim.
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