Longes mac n-Usnig: Being the Exile and Death of the Sons of Usnech. Thomas Kinsella, trans.
Longes mac n-Usnig: Being the Exile and Death of the Sons of Usnech.
Longes mac n-Usnig: Being the Exile and Death of the Sons of Usnech.
Longes mac n-Usnig: Being the Exile and Death of the Sons of Usnech.
Longes mac n-Usnig: Being the Exile and Death of the Sons of Usnech.
(Dolmen Press)

Longes mac n-Usnig: Being the Exile and Death of the Sons of Usnech.

Cranwill, Mia (illus.)

(Dublin): Dolmen Press, 1954. Tall octavo. 32pp. One of 225 copies. Printed in black with red initials and with a decorative title-page spread, two full-page illustrations, and six pictorial headpieces by Mia Cranwill. The tragic myth of Deirdre and the sons of Usnech, who were slain by the jealous Conchobor, translated into English from the Irish text found in the Book of Leinster. The woodcut illustrations capture the heroine's desolation amidst a romantic Irish setting, with elaborately decorated borders and backgrounds framing the depictions of love found and lost. The image of Dierdre reaching toward the far horizon extends onto the boards, which are covered in paper printed with a repeating version of the woodcut. The boards are backed in white paper and protected with a glassine wrapper. Glassine shows some chipping and loss to edges, with a three-inch closed tear extending from the spine; otherwise, the book is in fine condition. Item #26895

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