The Crock of Gold. James Stephens, Wilfred Jones, Illust.
The Crock of Gold

The Crock of Gold

New York: MacMillan Company, 1923.

Wilfred Jones. Hardcover. 8 1/4" x 5 3/4". 298pp. Green cloth cover boards with black lettering and gilt & black cover illustration and decorations, lightly soiled in spots. Drawings by Wilfred Jones include in text illustrations as well as brightly colored endpapers, title page, and frontis.

Crock of Gold was a popular early 20th century comic novel blending philosophy and Irish folklore and featuring leprechauns and the god Pan, among other folkloric elements. The author, James Stephens, was a friend of James Joyce, who once suggested to Stephens that he help him finish Finnegan's Wake at a time he was struggling with it, but Joyce ended up finishing it on his own. Good +. Item #5859

Price: $30.00