The Crock of Gold - James Stephens
With twelve illustrations in colour and decorative headings and tailpieces by Thomas Mackenzie
In good condition; burgundy cloth boards; gilt edged pages; clean pages and illustrations.
An interestingly illustrated book (Arthur Rackham was to illustrate the book but died before he could). This is a book "philosophy, Irish folklore and the "battle of the sexes", it consists of six books, Book 1 – The Coming of Pan, Book 2 – The Philosophers Journey, Book 3 – The Two Gods, Book 4 – The Philosophers Return, Book 5 – The Policemen, Book 6 – The Thin Woman's Journey, that rotate around a philosopher and his quest to find the most beautiful woman in the world, Cáitilin Ni Murrachu, daughter of a remote mountain farm, and deliver her from the gods Pan and Aengus Óg, while himself going through a catharsis."