Irish Fairy Tales – Arthur Rackham 1920
MacMillan Co, NY 1920
First Edition, Illustrated
First American edition, First printing. Decorated green cloth, frayed spine head/foot. Binding tight, interior fine. Previous owner’s bookplate on ffep. Features sixteen Arthur Rackham-illustrated color plates including frontispiece (as specifically called for on “Illustrations” leaf) on unpaged leaves and all with their captioned guard sheets; additional b/w illustrations for title page and chapter headpieces also by Rackham. Ten fairy tale stories by Irish novelist and poet James Stephens: “The Story of Tuan Mac Cairill;” “The Boyhood of Fionn;” “The Birth of Bran;” “Oisin’s Mother;” “The Wooing of Becfola;” “The Little Brawl at Allen;” “The Carl of the Drab Coat;” “The Enchanted Cave of the Cesh Corran;” “Becuma of the White Skin;” and, “Mongan’s Frenzy.” Overall a Good or better copy of this rare book.