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Bridget Boland - The Wild Geese, A Novel. Boland, Bridget. The Wild Geese. A Novel. London / Toronto, William Heinemann Ltd., 1938. 19.5cm x 13cm. 264 pages, including a map showing A Part of the Baronies of Iveragh, Dunkerron & Glanerought in the County of Kerry Original Hardcover (green cloth) without dustjacket. The binding with some darkening and slightly stained. Else in very good condition with only minor signs of wear. Inscribed and signed by Bridget Boland: “Going away present (alas) for the Goughs (possibly actor Michael Gough) – from Bridget B.”

The daughter of the Irish politician John Pius Boland and Eileen Querin Boland/ An Irish-British sceenwriter, playwright and novelist/ Born in London, Bridget Boland was educated at the Convent of the Sacred Heart, Roehampton and at Oxford University, where she studied philosophy, politics, and economics, graduating B.A. in 1935/ In 1937 she became a film writer/ From 1941 to 1946 she served in the Auxiliary Territorial Service, producing plays for the troops to boost morale.

Keywords: County Kerry, Inscribed, Irish History, Irish Literature, Signed

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[Gogarty, The Face and Mind of Ireland. [Gogarty, Oliver St. John] Ussher, Arland. The Face and Mind of Ireland. Third Impression. London, Victor Gollancz Ltd., 1950. 15 cm x 21.5 cm. 142 pages. Modern Hardcover binding (grey cloth with black lettering on spine andnew endpapers). Excellent condition. This book comes from teh library of Oliver Joseph St John Gogarty and was signed and inscribed to him by Arland Ussher on the halftitle in May 1950. A very nice association copy.

Percival Arland “Percy” Ussher (1899–1980) was an Anglo-Irish academic, essayist and translator.
Born in Battersea, London, he studied at Cambridge University for some time. In 1926 he published a translation of The Midnight Court (Cúirt an Mheán-Oíche) by the Irish Gaelic-language poet, Brian Merriman. Ussher published The Face and Mind of Ireland (1949) and Three Great Irishmen (1952), a comparative study of Shaw, Yeats, and Joyce. Ussher moved to County Waterford to manage the family farm before moving to Dublin in 1953. (Wikipedia)

Oliver Joseph St John Gogarty (17 August 1878 – 22 September 1957) was an Irish poet, author, otolaryngologist, athlete, politician, and well-known conversationalist, who served as the inspiration for Buck Mulligan in James Joyce’s novel Ulysses. (Wikipedia)

Keywords: Inscribed, Irish History, Signed

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Kavanagh- Patriotism Kavanagh, Rev. P.F. [ Author of “The Insurrection of Ninety-Eight”.] Patriotism. Dublin, M.H. Gill & Son, Ltd. 1914. 18cm x 12.3cm. 64 pages. Original Softcover. Frontispiece photograph of Kavanagh. Good condition with some stronger signs of external wear and repair. Beautifully inscribed by the author on the titlepage: “Presented by the author to his dear and esteemed friend Father Mark O’Byrne – Wexford April 13 – 1914”.

Rev. P.F. Kavanagh, Irish writer from Limerick. Author of “The Insurrection of Ninety-Eight”.

Keywords: Inscribed, Irish History

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Kilroy, The Big Chapel. Kilroy, Thomas. The Big Chapel. First Edition. London, Faber and Faber Ltd., 1971. 20.6cm x 13.6cm. 254 pages. Original Hardcover with original dustjacket. Very good condition with only minor signs of external wear and some minor staining to the dustjacket only. Inscribed / signed by Thomas Kilroy on the endpaper. Very Rare and wonderful collectable !

Thomas F. Kilroy (born 23 September 1934) is an Irish playwright and novelist. He was born in Green Street, Callan, County Kilkenny and studied at University College, Dublin. In his early career he was play editor at the Abbey Theatre, Dublin. In the 1980s, he sat on the board of Field Day Theatre Company, founded by Brian Friel and Stephen Rea in 1980, and was Director of its touring company. He became Professor of English in University College, Galway, a post from which he resigned in 1989 to concentrate on writing. He now lives in County Mayo and is a member of the Irish Academy of Letters, the Royal Society of Literature, and Aosdána. (Wikipedia)

Keywords: Inscribed, Irish Literature, Signed

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