IRELAND
IRELAND
IRELAND
IRELAND

IRELAND

(London: Adam & Charles Black, 1912).

ONE OF THE HARDEST TO FIND AND MOST APPEALING OF ALL THE BOOKS IN THE SERIES. IRELAND represents one of the best of Adam and Charles Black’s fine illustrated travel books. The enchanting countryside of the Emerald Island is laid out before us in words and pictures. This edition has 79 of Walker's wonderful paintings. The edition of 1916 would only have 50, and those by an entirely different artist, one not native to Ireland. This is also the first appearance of Frank Mathew's text and the green and gilt cloth seems more fitting the subject to us than the purple and yellow cloth of the later edition.
Walker was native to County Meath and studied art at both the Royal Dublin Society and the Royal Hibernian Academy of Dublin. Several of his paintings can be viewed today at the National Gallery of Ireland, also in Dublin. Item #30245

First Edition, reissued. With 79 wonderful colourplates of the Emerald Isle from oil paintings by Irish artist Francis S. Walker, each with a captioned tissue-guard. Tall 8vo, in the publisher's beautiful original sage green cloth decorated in a all-over design, the front cover with shamrocks in bright green surrounding an Irish harp in gilt and with gilt lettering, the spine decorated with the green shamrocks and lettering in gilt. xix, 212, pp. A very handsome and well preserved copy, the green cloth very attractive and fresh, the gilt and shamrocks vivid and bright, internally fresh, the plates all in very fine order and the text solid and clean but for a little light spotting which only occasionally shows itself, a touch more to the first few leaves, hinges strong.

Price: $350.00