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ISBN:
0460035096
Author:
Robert Gibbings
Category:
Contemporary
Language:
English
Publisher:
Littlehampton Book Services Ltd (December 1944)
Pages:
206 pages
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Lovely Is The Lee book. The author of those charming river books, SWEET THAMES RUN SOFTLY. This is another delightful book by Irish author/illustrator Robert Gibbings, in which he takes us on a tour of the west of Ireland, visiting the outer rim, including many of the offshore islands, of counties, Galway, Mayo and Cork. It was on these islands, many of which are very sparsely or no longer inhabited, that numerous early Christian missions were established.

Robert John Gibbings (23 March 1889 – 19 January 1958) was an Irish artist and author who was most noted for his work as a wood engraver and sculptor, and for his books on travel and natural history

Robert John Gibbings (23 March 1889 – 19 January 1958) was an Irish artist and author who was most noted for his work as a wood engraver and sculptor, and for his books on travel and natural history. Along with Noel Rooke he was one of the founder members of the Society of Wood Engravers in 1920, and was a major influence in the revival of wood engraving in the twentieth century.

Lovely is the Lee a beautifully illustrated travel book with wonderful wood engravings begins in Galway, far away from . Robert Gibbings was an artist whose etchings are still on display in major English universities.

Lovely is the Lee a beautifully illustrated travel book with wonderful wood engravings begins in Galway, far away from the source of the Lee. A tour around. He brought to the printed page an artist's delicate sensibility and sentimentality. Lovely is the Lee" is the book he wrote after visiting his ancestral homeland, the area around Cork, Ireland. It is illustrated with dozens of his fine sharp etchings.

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Pictures from an Old Book: "Lovely Is The Lee" Written and Illustrated by Robert Gibbings, Part 2. yining an. Robert gibbings. What others are saying. Robert Gibbings, An Irish Artist Underwater By Cormac F. Lowth First published in SUBSEA, the quarterly journal of the Irish Underwater Council, Autumn we tend to take the imagery pro.

But the real reason that his books have become so collectable is the delicate and evocative engravings with which he illustrates his subject. In Lovely is the Lee, first published in 1945, Gibbings has never written with more ease and grace than in this exploration of the River Lee in Ireland. Here is the simple and ancient life which still exists in Ireland, centered in tiny villages in the southern and western part of the Irish Free State.

  • Yndanol
Ah now, well ... this one, my third, was a wee bit disappointing. Robert had lulled me into believing I was about to settle down with one of his quiet and charming river books. Instead we get a wild, roaring run around County Cork which it seems is crowded with rumbustious drunks, ghosts and the fairies, the little people.

He certainly proves that he, along with everybody else he meets on his return home, was "inoculated with gramophone needles" - sure, and a bit like m'self - or had snogged with the Blarney Stone. The reader is treated to histories and tales, supported with Gibbings' usual glorious woodcuts as he wanders, tramps, and hurries around his home region. The Lee itself (in Cork) makes no appearance for thirty chapters and he barely gets his feet wet before he is again among the ghosts and changelings.

It is still a charmer of a book of course, certainly proving that whilst you cannot get the "Oirish" out of this author if you prefer his river books, you do need to get the author out of Ireland and back on the Thames or the Seine.
  • BroWelm
Fun story of the Irish countryside.
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This is another delightful book by Irish author/illustrator Robert Gibbings, in which he takes us on a tour of the west of Ireland, visiting the outer rim, including many of the offshore islands, of counties, Galway, Mayo and Cork. It was on these islands, many of which are very sparsely or no longer inhabited, that numerous early Christian missions were established. In the days before helicopters, Gibbings often goes to great pains to reach some of these islands, which include Inishkea South and Inishkea North, Inishbofin, Inishshark, High Island, Clare Island, and the Aran islands of Inishmor and Inishmaan. Naurally, the odd and most inhospitable rock known as Skellig Michael also gets a mention.

There follows a visit to Cork and a look back along the Lee (which has been dammed since Gibbings' day), which he says could then be walked with scarcely a village or building in sight, all the way to its source. As always, Gibbings recounts some of the numerous stories and folktales he picks up along the way, all of which go to make Ireland such a fascinating place and Gibbings' books so much of a pleasure to read.