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Celtic – Irish Mythology, Legends and Fairy Tales

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Jacobs, Celtic Fairy Tales. Jacobs, Joseph. Celtic Fairy Tales. Being the two collections Celtic Fairy Tales & More Celtic Fairy Tales collected and annotated by Joseph Jacobs. Illustrated by Victor Ambrus. First edition. London, The Bodley Head, 1970. 16 cm x 25,5 cm. 330 pages. Original Hardcover. Good condition with some minor signs of external wear. Occasional markings and annotations in the text.

Contains among others the following chapters: Connla and the Fairy Maiden; Guleesh; The Field of Boliauns; The Horned Woman; Conall Yellowclaw; Hudden and Dudden and Donals O’Neary; The Shepherd of Myddvai; The Sprightly Tailor; The Story of Deirdre; Munachar and Manachar; Gold-Tree and Silver-Tree etc.

Keywords: Cape Clear Chuck Kruger Collection, Chuck Kruger Collection, Irish Legends, Irish Mythology

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Merry, The Flaming Door. Merry, Eleanor. The Flaming Door. – A Preliminary Study of the Mission of the Celtic Folk-Soul by means of Legends and Myths. Introduction by Adam Bittleston. First Edition. East Ginstead, New Knowledge Books, 1962. 14,5 x 21,5 cm. 428 pages with several photographic illustrations. With 66 illustrations of which 10 illustrations are in full Colour. Original Hardcover with original dustjacket in protective Mylar. Very good+ condition. Minor signs of rubbing and tears to the dustjacket and slight fading of the spine.

Includes for example the following essays: BEFORE CHRIST: Hibernia / The Bards / The Cauldron of Ceridwen / Hu the Mighty / Druid Science / After Christ: The Legend of Odrun / St.Columba / St.John and St.Luke / The Legend of the Rose and the Lily / The Twelfth Century: The Dawn of a new Age /

Keywords: Irish History, Irish Legends, Irish Mythology

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O'Rahilly, Early Irish History and Mythology. O’Rahilly, Thomas F. Early Irish History and Mythology. With margin-references to O’Rahilly’s additional notes. Dublin, School of Celtic Studies, 1999. 14 cm x 22.5 cm. X, 568 pages. Original hardcover. Excellent condition with minor signs of external wear.

Includes for example the following essays: On Ptolemy’s Geography of Ireland / Fir Bolg. Bolg. Bulga / The Bolgic Invasion / The Laginian Invasion / Gaul Quariates. Ir. Cairid / Tuathail Techtmar / The Five Provinces / Mug Nuadat / The Goidelic Invasion / Niall of the Nine Hostages / Some Questions of Dating in Early Irish Annals / Euhemerists and Others / The Ulidian Tales / Finn and the Fianna / The Heavenly Horse / The Three Gods of Craftsmanship / Cruthin and Ulaid / On the Language of the Picts / Mag Tuired / Early Kingso Connacht / The Earliest Irish Histories / Some Modern Theories Regarding the Goidelic Invasion / Priteni, Pritani, Britanni etc.

Keywords: Finn MacCool, Irish History, Irish Interest, Irish language, Irish Mythology, Picts

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Stephens / MAckenzie - The Crock of Gold. With twelve illustrations in colour an Stephens, James / Mackenzie, Thomas. The Crock of Gold. With twelve illustrations in colour and decorative Headings and Tailpieces by Thomas Mackenzie. Reprint of the edition London, 1926. London, MacmIllan, 1980. 8°. 227 pages. Original Hardcover with illustrated dustjacket. Very good condition with only minor signs of wear to the dustjacket only. The volume itself with the illustrations in excellent condition. A wonderful book.

Includes: The Coming of Pan / The Philosopher’s Journey / The Two Gods / The Philosopher’s return / The Policeman / The Thin Woman’s Journey and the Happy March /

James Stephens (9 February 1882–26 December 1950) was an Irish novelist and poet.
James Stephens produced many retellings of Irish myths and fairy tales. His retellings are marked by a rare combination of humor and lyricism (Deirdre, and Irish Fairy Tales are often especially praised). He also wrote several original novels (Crock of Gold, Etched in Moonlight, Demi-Gods) based loosely on Irish fairy tales. “Crock of Gold,” in particular, achieved enduring popularity and was reprinted frequently throughout the author’s lifetime.
Stephens began his career as a poet with the tutelage of “Æ” (George William Russell). His first book of poems, “Insurrections,” was published during 1909. His last book, “Kings and the Moon” (1938), was also a volume of verse.
During the 1930s, Stephens had some acquaintance with James Joyce, who found that they shared a birth year (and, Joyce mistakenly believed, a birthday). Joyce, who was concerned with his ability to finish what later became Finnegans Wake, proposed that Stephens assist him, with the authorship credited to JJ & S (James Joyce & Stephens, also a pun for the popular Irish whiskey made by John Jameson & Sons). The plan, however, was never implemented, as Joyce was able to complete the work on his own.
During the last decade of his life, Stephens found a new audience through a series of broadcasts on the BBC. (Wikipedia)

Keywords: Irish Mythology

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