GONNE, Maud: The Coming of Lugh. A Celtic Wonder-Tale retold by Ella Young.
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Illustrated by Maud Gonne. Dublin: Maunsel & Co., Ltd., 1909. pp. 16, + 4 leaves of colour illustration. Small quarto. Slate blue pictorial wrappers, lettered in silver. A fine copy. Very scarce.
Illustrated with four exquisite coloured illustrations by Maud Gonne, and dedicated to her son Seaghan (Sean MacBride). Mananaun Mac Lir who ruled the ocean took the little Sun God, Lugh, in his arms and held him up so that he could see the whole of Ireland with the waves whispering about it everywhere. “Say farewell to the mountains and rivers, and the big trees and the flowers in the grass, O Lugh, for you are coming away with me.” The child stretched out his hands and cried: “Good-bye, mountains and flowers and rivers: someday I will come back to you.”
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