1920 Rare First Edition - Irish Fairy Tales by James Stephens illustrated by Arthur Rackham.
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Author: James Stephens illustrated by Arthur Rackham.
Title: Irish fairy Tales illustrated by Arthur Rackham.
Publisher: London, Macmillan & Co. Ltd., 1920. First Rackham edition.
Language: Text in English.
Size: 8.5 " X 6.5 ".
Pages: 318 pages.
Binding: Attractive and near fine binding elegantly bound in green half morocco leather over matching cloth sides, top edge gilt (hinges fine) under a protective removable mylar cover.
Content: Very good content (bright, clean and tight, very rare light foxing - as shown).
Illustrations: Illustrated with 16 color plates by Arthur Rackham (complete). All lettered tissue overlays are present.
The book Rare 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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