Recollections of an Irish Rebel, by John Devoy

Recollections of an Irish Rebel, by John Devoy
With an introduction by Sean O Luing

Book published by the Irish University Press in 1969, 491 pages. Large softback with dust wrapper - c.24cm by 17cm. (S7402YWSO)

This book is a complete reprint facsimilie of the first (and up until then only) edition of John Devoy's book, which appeared in 1929.

From the introduction: John Devoy's 'Recollections of an Irish Rebel' is a key book to a study of the Irish Republican Brotherhood or Fenian Organisation at the period of its greatest extent. Here is an authoritative record by a man who was deeply involved in the movement from youth to old age, whose knowledge of it was unrivalled, and whose political life span practically conicided with the existence of the organisation itself.

The book is subtitled 'The Fenian movement, its origins and progress, methods of work in Ireland and in the British Army, why it failed to achieve its main object, Personalities of the Organisation, and The Clan-Na-Gael and the Rising of Easter Week 1916'.

From the front inside fly leaf: This book covers most aspects of Fenianism - its beginnings, its growth and developments, its character, as well as the American fenian Organisation and Clan na Gael. On section is devoted to biographical information about prominent Fenian leaders, another tells of specific episodes in the history of the movement, and the book also explores the essential continuity between Fenianism and the forces that made the successful rising of 1916.

The condition of the book is generally ok. The dust wrapper has several scuffs and blemishes, and some light nibbling and creasing along the edges and corners, but the spine is tight and intact, and all pages are intact, unblemished and tightly bound. The front inside fly leaf is clipped across the bottom right hand corner.
Condition New