1926 Rare 1stED bound by Bayntun - The Crock of Gold by James Stephen & illustrated by Thomas Mackenzie.
Author: James Stephen. (Illustrated by Thomas Mackenzie).
Title: The Crock of Gold. With 12 full-page illustrations in colour and decorative headings & tailpieces by Thomas Mackenzie.
Publisher: London, Macmillan and Co. Limited, 1926. First Edition illustrated by Thomas Mackenzie.
Language: Text in English.
Size: 9 " X 6 ".
Pages: vii-227 pages.
Binding: Attractive and very good binding by Bayntun-Riviere finely bound in half morocco leather (hinges fine, overall slightly scuffed - as shown) under a protective removable mylar cover. Upper edge gilt.
Content: Very good content (bright, tight, and clean, some light foxing mainly on preliminary and last pages - as shown).
Illustrations: Complete with the beautiful twelve full-page illustrations in color and decorative headings & tailpieces by Thomas Mackenzie.
The book: "Rare and beautiful First edition illustrated by Thomas Mackenzie of Crock of Gold in a Bayntun Riviere beautiful binding.
The Crock of Gold is a comic novel written by Irish author James Stephens, first published in 1912.
A mixture of philosophy & Irish folklore, it consists of six books, Book 1 – The Coming of Pan, Book 2 – The Philosophers Journey, Book 3 – The Two Gods, Book 4 – The Philosophers Return, Book 5 – The Policemen, Book 6 – The Thin Woman's Journey, that rotate around a philosopher and his quest to find the most beautiful woman in the world, Cáitilin Ni Murrachu, daughter of a remote mountain farm, and deliver her from the gods Pan and Aengus Óg, while himself going through a catharsis.
Arthur Rackham was to have illustrated it, but died before he could. Instead, it was illustrated by the artist Thomas Mackenzie (illustrator)."
The illustrator: Thomas Mackenzie (1887 – 1944) was an English artist and illustrator.Mackenzie was born in Bradford, West Riding of Yorkshire, England, and became an artist producing illustrations for books, and watercolors.
The author: James Stephens (9 February 1880 – 26 December 1950) was an Irish novelist and poet.
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