FAIRY TALES of IRELAND - Selected and with an Introduction by Neil Philip.
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UK,8vo HB+dw/dj,1st edn.[19 stories from his 1888 and 1892 collections. 1865-1895 was the period of his most intense interest in folklore.] FINE/NFINE.Owner's inked name to ffe but no price-clip to dw/dj - absence of publisher's price - usually indicates an export edition,and generally believed to precede UK trade issue/distribution.Bright,crisp, clean,glossy laminated,colour pictorial artwork by P. J. Lynch,illustrated front panel of dw/dj with white+yellow lettering,rear panel with oval black+ yellow vignette illustration; with negligible shelf-wear and creasing to edges and corners,minor,light,superficial scoring/indents to both panels of dw/dj but without any penetration or affecting bds (boards) beneath. Top+fore- edges bright and clean; contents bright,tight,clean,solid and sound - no dog-ear reading creases to any pages' corners - appears unread - apart from my own collation.Bright,crisp,clean,publisher's original,sharp-cornered,dark green cloth bds with bright,crisp,stamped gilt letters to spine/backstrip and immaculate,clean plain beige eps (endpapers) - owner name excepted.UK,8vo HB+dw/dj,1st edn,7-160pp [paginated] includes an introduction by Neil Philip,19 stories and 1 poem of lost wishes,fairies,banshees, changelings,Leprechauns,ghosts,giants, devils and kings etc., Notes on the stories,black silhouette chapter head-pieces,7 full-page,2 double-page,and several part page b/w illustrations in the text,and throughout the the book - all by P. J. Lynch, plus [unpaginated] half-title page,black silhouette illustrated title page, with similar illustrated dedication to its reverse,a contents list/table also with a black silhouette illustration to its reverse. William Butler Yeats was born in Dublin in 1865.As a child he often visited cousins in Sligo and it was there,listening to the stories of the fisherfolk,that his interest in folk tales was first aroused.Later,in his twenties,Yeats travelled Ireland "searching for people to tell me fairy stories" and writing them down. Yeats compiled his 'Folk and Fairy Tales of Ireland' in 1888.This new edition has been produced with young readers in mind.Neil Philip,a folklore specialist,has chosen nineteen stories from the original collection.He has also provided a fascinating Introduction and Notes to the individual stories,where you will find a rich mixture of Irish pixies and hobgoblins,foolish young men,beautiful maidens,giants and fearsome old women. The atmospheric illustrations by P. J. Lynch are an important part of this book and his interpretations of these larger than life characters are a delight.Neil Philip is a folklore specialist,a literary critic and a writer.His children's novel,'The Tale of Sir Gawain',was widely acclaimed and was shortlisted for both the Emil/Kurt Mascler and the Tir na n'Og Awards.'A Fine Anger',his critical study of the work of Alan Garner, won a Literary Criticism Book Award in America.He is Advisory Editor of the Penguin Folklore Library. Patrick James Lynch (b. 2 March,1962) Belfast,known and works professionally as P. J. Lynch,is an Irish artist and illustrator of children's books as well as designing book jackets.After a foundation course in Belfast,then studied at Brighton College of Art,having left Belfast for safety,thus avoiding The Troubles. His first illustrated book was 'A Bag of Moonshine' by Alan Garner (London,Collins, 1986),a collection of folklore tales from England and Wales which won him the Mother Goose Award,only given to the 'most exciting newcomer to British children's book illustration'.Since then folklore,traditional stories,legends,and fairy tales have been an often recurring subject of his work. He has twice won the Kate Greenaway Medal,in 1995 and 1997 - London,Walker Books,1995,'The Christmas Miracle of Jonathan Toomey' by Susan Wojciechowski; adapted into a British film scripted and directed by Bill Clark in 2007,and London,Walker Books,1997,'When Jessie Came Across the Sea' by Amy Hest respectively.He has illustrated more than 20 books for both modern and classic children's authors. Since April 2013,again in March 2015,and in this year too,the UK Post Office has altered it's Pricing in Proportion template,altering it's prices, weight allowances,dimensions and lowered it's qualifying compensation rates too!
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- R. J. A. PAXTON-DENNY. (GB)
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- FAIRY TALES of IRELAND - Selected and with an Introduction by Neil Philip.
- YEATS**, W[iliam] B[utler]:
- illus by Patrick James Lynch.
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- Used - FINE.
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- UK,8vo HB+dw/dj,1st edn.
- ISBN 10
- ISBN 13
- LONDON.WILLIAM COLLINS SONS & CO LTD.,1990.
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- This edition first published
- *q52*.CHILDRENS/ILLUSTRATED.UK,8vo HB+dw/dj,1st edn.ISBN 0001844377.Kate Greenaway Medal winner_twice.The Christmas Miracle of Jonathan Toomey.When Jessie Came Across the Sea.A Bag of Moonshine_Alan Garner_Mother Goose Award.Irish folklore_fairylore_fairy
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