New York: Brentano's, 1920. Hard Cover. Possible First American Edition. 147 pp. Gray, paper board covers are slightly aged and somewhat soiled. Covers are chipped and/or slightly dented along edges. Corners are bumped and frayed to the boards. Linen spine is sun struck and slightly worn. Spine ends are frayed to the boards. Pasted-on title label is torn at top and slightly chipped along edges. Interior is aged, but clean and crisp. Very Good.
Boston: Joseph George Cupples, 1891. Hard Cover. Presumed First. 60 pp., plus 6 pp. book ads. Front cover and spine have bright gilt lettering and decoration. Covers are aged and lightly soiled. Teg. Chocolate brown eps. Frontis full-color portrait of John Boyle O'Reilly, with protective tissue. Frontis, tissue and title page are lightly foxed. Frontis has bled through to adjoining pages creating "ghosts." Fourteen additional b/w illustrations, plus decorative touches throughout. Text is lightly aged and occasionally foxed. Very Good.
Stirling: Eneas Mackay. Hardcover. First Edition. 488 pp. Color ills. Cover has bright gilt lettering front and spine, small gilt tree shape on front. Corners lightly bumped. Spine, creased at both ends, is sunned. Back cover lightly scuffed. Teg. Free eps shadowed. Front hinge starting. Gift inscrip. + p.o. on ffep. Nd: ca. 1900. 12 lovely color ills. tipped-in, with captioned tissues. Clean and tight. Very Good.
Boston, MA: Thomas J. Flynn & Company, 1919. Hardcover. First Edition. 219 pp. 8vo. Brown cover has blindstamped rules on front, and gilt lettering front and spine. Lightly bumped corners. Top edge gilt. Head and foot of spine lightly creased. There is a faint discoloration on center front beneath the author's name. White endpapers have a bookplate on first free endpaper. Deckled foredge and bottoms of pages, many unopened. Black and white frontispiece portrait of author. Clean and tight within.
Father Mahon's take on "Ireland's peculiar form of ancient paganism." Very Good.
London: Smith, Elder & Co., 1899. Hardcover. Second Edition. 378, 393 pp. Black & white portrait frontis in V. 1; V. 2 frontis is drawing of Parnell's birthplace, Avondale. Dark green boards have an interlocking illustration of three leaf clovers, gold embossed titling to spine . A bit of bubbling on front cover of second volume. Each volume has creased spine ends, slight dimishing of the gilt on spine. Corners lightly bumped, with no erosion of cloth. Dark green coated endpapers . Each book has a few unopened pages. Detailed biography of the chairman of the Home Rule Party in its fight for Irish self-government. Parnell formulated the tactic of boycotting. Ultimately, his private life was his political downfall. Very Good.
London: Archibald Constable and Company, 1905. Hard Cover. First Edition. First Printing. 319 pp + 32 pp ads. Blue cloth covered boards with beveled edge, gold embossed titling to cover board and spine. Spine has sunning that has darkened the cloth, small tears at head and foot of spine. Text block gilded at head, deckled on foredge and foot. Former owner's name written ink on forst free endpaper. Clean within. Very Good.