First edition with these illustrations, first printing. Publisher's original cloth with wraparound illustration after a design by Linda Farquharson, titles in silver to the spine. Illustrated in black and white throughout. Printed on Caxton Wove paper. Housed in the original black card slipcase. A fine copy of the beautiful presented edition, the binding square and tight, the contents spotlessly clean throughout. Scarce in the first edition.
First published in the UK without illustrations by Walter Scott Ltd in 1888 under the title Fairy and Folk Tales of the Irish Peasantry. This newly illustrated edition follows the text of the first edition, with minor emendations. Paul Muldoon's nine page foreword is printed here for the first time.
Stock code: 21686