YEATS, Jack B. Ceachta beaga Gaedhilge


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YEATS, Jack B. Ceachta beaga Gaedhilge. Irish Reading Lessons. Compiled by Norma Borthwick. With illustrations by Jack B. Yeats. Books I, II, and III. Dublin: The Irish Book Company, 1906/1911. Large post octavo. pp. (I) 30, (II) 28, (III) 40. Original printed wrappers. Wear to extremities. Housed in a cloth solander box, title in gilt on red morocco labels on upper lid and spine. A good set. Rare. These little books were immensely popular with children in the early years of the twentieth century, and the thirty-nine illustrations introduced Jack B. Yeats to many who would never have seen his paintings. Some of the blocks are dated from "92, when he was just twenty years old and they all show his great graphic power.


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