Lady Gregory - Gods and Fighting Men, 1910

Lady Gregory

Gods and Fighting Men: The Story of Tuatha de Danann and of the Fianna of Ireland, 1910

Printed ink on paper

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Object details

Accession number

9.b.1.25

Creators

  • John Murray (active London, 1768 - 1892) - publisher
  • William Butler Yeats (Dublin, Ireland, 1865 - 1939, Roquebrune, France) - author
  • Finn MacCumhaill (active 3rd century - ) - author
  • Lady Gregory - translator
  • Elinor Darwin - illustrator

Language

English

Publication Place

London

Description

1 v., xxviii, 476 p., 8°

Provenance

Purchased by Isabella Stewart Gardner from Old Corner Bookstore, Boston for $2 on 26 September 1911.

Marks

Inscribed: (front loose endpaper, upper right corner): I.S. Gardner / Green Hill, 1911-
Enclosed: Two letters to Isabella Stewart Gardner from playwright, folklorist and literary patron Lady Gregory (Isabella Augusta Persse, 1852-1932).
Enclosed (tipped in): Letter to Isabella Stewart Gardner from playwright, folklorist and literary patron Lady Gregory (Isabella Augusta Persse, 1852-1932).
Enclosed magazine article: Padraic Colum, " 'A.E.', Poet, Painter and Economist : An Irish Patriot of Broad Sympathies and Kindly Teachings, " Vanity Fair, March 1917.
Printed in ink (on sheet on back flap, lower center): THE IRISH PLAYERS / from THE ABBEY THEATRE


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Commentary

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