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    Sale 7725

    Valuable Printed Books and Manuscripts, Including Fine Plate books from an Historic Continental Library

    3 June 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 34

    MOORE, George Augustus (1852-1933). Corrected typescript of his collection of short stories, A Story-teller's Holiday [1918], very extensive autograph emendations, cancellations and additions, to almost every page in the first quarter, 580 pages, 4to (numbered), in a red cloth slip-case.

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    MOORE, George Augustus (1852-1933). Corrected typescript of his collection of short stories, A Story-teller's Holiday [1918], very extensive autograph emendations, cancellations and additions, to almost every page in the first quarter, 580 pages, 4to (numbered), in a red cloth slip-case.

    A Story-teller's Holiday relates a series of Irish folk tales of poets, monks and nuns within the autobiographical framework of a journey from London to Mayo and back. It was first published in 1918 in a limited edition under the sign of the fictitious Society of Irish Folklore -- an attempt by Moore to evade the controversy that had surrounded the publication of The Brook Kerith (1916) and Lewis Seymour and some Women (1917).


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