CONFESSIONS OF AN IRISH REBEL

(London: Huchinson & Co., 1965).

FIRST EDITION OF BEHAN'S POSTHUMOUSLY PUBLISHED AUTOBIOGRAPHICAL MEMOIR. When the turbulent life of the Irish playwright, author, poet, raconteur and rebel came to an end in March, 1964, he left behind a legend that became in death even larger than the outsize shadow of the man himself. Behan recorded CONFESSIONS OF AN IRISH REBEL on tape during his last visit to America. As he died before being able to edit the transcripts in their entirety that task befell on his longtime intimate friend and collaborator Rae Jeffs. Item #31297

First Edition. With frontispiece from a photograph of the author and facsimile of his hand-written dedication. 8vo, publisher's original light red cloth, lettered on the spine in silver, in the original pictorial dustjacket. 259pp. The book is in fine condition, fresh and clean and bright, the jacket has a little edge wear and a few small chips but is still very attractive, the red spine panel of the jacket is not at all faded which is quite unusual.

Price: $95.00