The Crock of Gold (Signed, Limited Edition). James STEPHENS.

The Crock of Gold (Signed, Limited Edition)

London: Macmillan, 1926. A desirable copy of Stephens' best-known and most-reprinted work, a blend of fantasy, philosophy, and Irish folklore drawing "on the thought of Blake and Nietzsche to explore issues of life, death, gender selfhood, and social order... (Oxford Companion to Irish Literature). Originally issued in 1912; this 1926 edition is the first to include Mackenzie's brilliant color illustrations. One of 525 copies, signed by Stephens on limitation page (as called for). Quarto (29cm). Original parchment-backed paper-covered boards; dustjacket; pp (viii), 1-228; decorative head- and tail-pieces and twelve inserted leaves of mounted color plates by Thomas Mackenzie. Board corners pushed, with minute loss of paper at corner tips; parchment spine very slightly age-toned; else a tight, Near Fine copy in the original printed dustwrapper, lightly rubbed with a few brief closed tears to extremities; Very Good.

Price: $300.00

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