Celtic Fairy Tales

Celtic Fairy Tales

Hardback Collector's Library

By (author) Joseph Jacobs, Illustrated by John D. Batten, Introduction by Marcus Clapham

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  • Publisher: Collector's Library
  • Format: Hardback | 412 pages
  • Dimensions: 94mm x 152mm x 18mm | 159g
  • Publication date: 1 April 2011
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 1907360182
  • ISBN 13: 9781907360183
  • Sales rank: 70,281

Product description

Joseph Jacobs (1854-1916) was a noted literary and folklorist. He edited a number of books of fairy tales, including this work and its sequel, "More Celtic Fairy Tales". It includes the famous stories "Conal Hammerclaw", 'The Story of Deirdre", "Gold-Tree and Silver-Tree", "The Wooing of Olwen", "Jack and His Comrades", "The Sea Maiden", "Fairm Brown and Trembling", "The Battle of the Birds", "Brewery of Eggshells" and many others. It is illustrated throughout with black and white Art Nouveau style plates and vignettes by John D. Batten.

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John D. Batten (1860-1932) was inspired by mythology and his drawings derive partly from German woodcuts and partly from the arts and crafts book decoration of William Morris and his followers.