George Augustus Moore (1852 – 1933) was an Irish novelist, short-story writer, poet, art critic, memoirist and dramatist. As a naturalistic writer, he was amongst the first English-language authors to absorb the lessons of the French realists, and was particularly influenced by the works of Émile Zola. His writings influenced James Joyce, according to the literary critic and biographer Richard Ellmann, and, although Moore's work is sometimes seen as outside the mainstream of both Irish and British literature, he is as often regarded as the first great modern Irish novelist.
The story is a retelling of the Breton legend of Perronik, a Perceval-figure on a Grail quest.
This edition of the book is limited to 525, of which this copy is number 204. The book is signed by both the author and illustrator. The book comprises hand-cut pages.
The top 1" of the spine has worn away. The slip case for the has rubbed and worn in places and is "nibbled" along the open edge. Inside, the pages are clean and the binding is sound.