Borstal Boy. First Edition (1858)
Book ID: 66736
Borstal Boy. London: Hutchinson, 1958. First Edition. Pp, 343. Frontispiece portrait of the author. Recently bound in half dark brown morocco over marbled boards, with raised bands, gilt-stamped devices& lettering to spine. A fine bright copy, handsomely bound.
Behan’s beautifully written account of his three-year stretch in a juvenile detention centre in England. He was arrested in Liverpool when he was caught in 1939, at age 16, carrying a suitcase full of explosive devices.
Ideal gift copy.