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Lady Gregory - Cuchulain of Muirthemne - First Edition

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GREGORY, Lady Isabella Augusta (1852-1932), [YEATS, W.B., preface].

Cuchulain of Muirthemne: The story of the Men of the Red Branch of Ulster arranged and put into English.

London: John Murray, 1902.

FIRST EDITION, first printing. Octavo (21 x 15cm), pp.xx;360; [2 of publisher's advertisements]; [2]. Publisher's blue cloth blocked in cream to spine and upper, top edge gilt.

Bookplate of George Irwin Carruthers to pastedown, neat date to flyleaf. Frequent neat underlining and annotation to the margins. Some spotting to first few and last pages. Textblock a touch shaken. Binding slightly rubbed and worn to extremities, marginally faded to spine. Uncommon. Very good.

An early rendering into English of the Cú Chulainn legend.