The Crock of Gold.
First edition, first impression. Presentation copy, blind-stamped thus on the title page, and of considerable scarcity in the dust jacket. For The Crock of Gold, as with much of his writings, Stephens drew inspiration for Irish folk tales. Its success enabled him to leave his job as an solicitor’s clerk in Dublin and emigrate to Paris, and it remains the novel for which he is best known (ODNB).
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Octavo. Original green cloth, spine and front board lettered and decorated in gilt. With the dust jacket. Housed in a custom green morocco-backed cloth-lined solander box. Small section of pale marking to lower outer corner of front board, a few small spots to endleaves. A superb copy in the dust jacket with a sunned and slightly nicked spine and a short split to foot of rear hinge; front hinge of solander box split but holding.