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EARLIER AND LATER LEAVES or An Autumn Gathering

EARLIER AND LATER LEAVES or An Autumn Gathering
£50.00
Book ID
2321
Author
DAVIS, Francis "The Belfast Man" (introductory Essay by Rev. Columban O'Grady):
Publisher
Belfast: W H Greer on label over original Belfast Publisher Patrick Mallon
Binding
Hardcover
Published
1878
Pages
465
Type/size
8vo - over 7? - 9?" tall
Notes
First edition, scarce. Good condition, small octavo, embossed green cloth, title in Irish harp gilt vignette on front, some scuffing, small tear to lower spine, splitting between rear end papers, browning and foxing to end papers, Bookseller's label on front end paper (Allan & Johnston, Belfast), xxvii plus 638 pages. [1810-1885; b. Hillsborough, Co. Down, son of a Presbyterian small-holder who troubled his family by enlisting in the Army (when he prob. served in garrison at Ballincollig, Co. Cork), later being bought out; Davis became a weaver & frequently contributed to The Nation, as 'The Belfastman'; edited the Belfast Man's Journal, 1850; his collected poems as Earlier and Later Leaves (1878); wrote elegy for Henry Cooke and dedicated a later work to Queen Victoria; received civil list pension; d. Belfast, of infectious disease; bur. Milltown Catholic Cemetery; monument erected by Young Ireland Association. Works: The Lispings of the Lagan, (Belfast: J. Henderson 1847), xi, 168pp.; Poems and Songs (Belfast: J. Henderson 1847), vii, 94pp; Miscellaneous Poems and Songs (Belfast 1852); Belfast, The City and the Man, a poem (Belfast 1855); The Tablet of Shadows, a fantasy, and other poems (London 1861); Leaves from our Cypress and Our Oak (London 1863) [anon.]; Earlier and Later Leaves, or An Autumn Gathering (Belfast: Patrick Mahon 1878), port.; intro. Rev. Columban O'Grady, O.P. ] [General Information: 10% discount for all direct purchases. Please contact us for quotation for postage at cost. - minimum ?3.50]
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