Ancient Irish Tales

By: Cross, Tom Peete & Clark Harris Slover (edited by)

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Green cloth-bound boards, with a blind-stamped harp on the front board, and bright gilt titling and gilt shamrocks to the spine. A couple of slight marks to the boards and the head/tail of the spine is lightly bumped from storage - but NO damage. Overall excellent clean covers and a lovely Irish deep green colour. NO dust-jacket. The page fore -edges are a light orangey colour (as published ? rather than discoloured ? ) and a little dusty. Internally some slight offsetting to the plain endpapers, but o/w No Inscriptions or marks. Black and white full page frontispiece of Queen Medb + (viii) + Map of Ireland on 2 pages, + 609 pp, including a Glossary of Irish/Celtic places and names. One other b/w plate of Cu Chulainn, and a double page genealogical tree near the end. Contents cover well chosen examples of the three main cycles of early Irish literature, as well as Romances and Sagas that don't fall into any of the main cycles, but are still rich in early Irish tradition. Part One = Tales of the Tuatha De Danann. Part Two = The Ulster Cycle, and Part Three = The Finn Cycle. Also included are tales of The Traditional Kings; The Voyage of Bran Son of Febal; and Place-Name Stories. Overall a Very Clean, Tight and Bright copy. See Images; 8vo 8" - 9" tall

Title: Ancient Irish Tales

Author Name: Cross, Tom Peete & Clark Harris Slover (edited by)

Categories: Ireland. Scotland. Celtic, Folk-Lore. Myth. Legend,

Edition: Presumed First UK Edition

Publisher: London, George G. Harrap & Company Ltd.: 1936

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket

Seller ID: 114871

Keywords: Ancient Irish Tales Edited By Tom Peete Cross & Clark Harris Slover Contents Cover Well Chosen Examples Of The Three Main Cycles Of Early Irish Literature, As Well As Romances And Sagas That Don't Fall Into Any Of The Main Cycles, But Are Still Rich In Early Irish Tradition. Part One = Tales Of The Tuatha De Danann. Part Two = The Ulster Cycle, And Part Three = The Finn Cycle. Also Included Are Tales Of The Traditional Kings; The Voyage Of Bran Son Of Febal; And Place-name Stories. IRELAND; Irish Folk-lore; Folk Tales; Irish Traditions; Celtic Lore And Traditon; Celtic Myth And Legend