(Garden City: Doubleday & Company, 1964).

THE AUTHOR'S FIRST (AND LAST) NOVEL. "Ireland's brilliant and outspoken bard laureate, flamboyant author of BORSTAL BOY and THE HOSTAGE turns his attention to the novel form and makes it his own." Though his novel was well received, his death, almost immediately upon the novel's completion, would insure it would be his one and only. Item #31298

True first edition, this American printing precedes its U.K. counterpart by two years. 8vo, publisher's original light blue cloth, lettered on the spine in gilt, in the original pictorial and printed dustjacket. 158pp. A fine copy, the text fresh and clean and essentially without flaw, the blue cloth and dustjacket both very well preserved, an excellent copy.

Price: $65.00