London, England: Macmillan and Co. Limited, 1920. Arthur Rackham. Hardcover. Green cloth-covered boards with gilt vignette to front board depicting a hunter with hounds. With sixteen color plates, as issued, tipped in, protected by captioned tissue guards. Many black and white illustrations, as well.
The Christmas issue of the journal The Bookman (Vol. LVIV, No. 351, p. 17 December, 1920) reviews this book thusly: "...It is for the child whose parents worship Ireland, for those with adoration for her legends...exquisitely illustrated by Mr. Arthur Rackham in marvellous colour studies... One of the most beautiful passages, in a bookful of beauty, is on the salmon. 'I ranged on the ses of the world...in a sparkle of lucent blue I curved, lit like a living jewel...through dusks of ebony, all mazed with silver, I shot and shone, the wonder of the sea.' "
A book of magically told folktales, magnificently illustrated by one of the great masters of children's illustration. Good Plus. Item #85181
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