SONG OF A VAGABOND HUNSTMAN.

NY: R. H. Russell, 1900. First Edition. Hardcover. Scarce title from publisher R. H. Russell, a tale of a "harmless but demented" Irish country vagrant huntsman adapted from "Tipperary Joe" a verse song introduced by Irish novelist Charles Lever in his 1843 novel JACK HINTOM GUARDSMAN. Lever (1806 - 1872) wrote fictionalized account of Irish life, including the Anglo-Irish hunting scene. Illustrated by William A. Sherwood, an American artist whose style recalls Arts & Crafts, a sensibility that also informed much of R. H. Russell's publishing, which he started in 1888 until his catalogue was acquired by Scribners in the early 20thC. Oblong 4to, pictorial covers over red cloth spine, colored frontispiece, the rest twotoned brown and white. Covers moderately soiled, edges worn, internals very nice. Very Good. Item #011193

Price: $275.00