Colour Plate Books, Natural History, and Library Editions of English Literature: Catalogue 974: November 1976
Maggs Bros. Ltd., London, 1976, Wraps, , , Near Fine
49 pp. 375 items. b/w frontis plate.
Eochaid had appeared at every gathering, and had been acclaimed and adored. But after some time, when, with Etain, he had crowned the Victors of the Games, and grew weary of the throng, he would go to the great flat roof of his palace, that was thatched or carpeted through its entirety with birds’ wings—the rook, the heron , the eagle, the gull, the swan—there was no bird but a dozen of his wings were there, a marvellous mosaic and incrustation of shade and shape and colour. From thence he could see in every direction, thirty miles in the round; and he cold examine from the height all that was astir, and the Fair, rich with streamers, with chariots, and with mettled horses.James Stephens—In the Land of Youth.