Jail Journal, or Five Years in British Prisons. First Edition (1851)
Book ID: 62310
Jail Journal, or Five Years in British Prisons. Commenced on board the Shearwater Steamer, in Dublin Bay, Continued at Spike Island – On board the Scourge War Steamer – on board the ‘Dromedary’ Hulk, Bermuda – on board the Neptune convict ship – At Pernambuco – At the Cape of Good Hope (during the anti-convict rebellion) – At Van Diemen’s Land- At Sydney- At Tahiti – At San Francisco – At Greytown – and concluded at No. 8 pier, North River, New York. New York: Office of the ‘Citizen,’ 1854. First Edition. Pp, [vii], 370. Publisher’s original cloth boards, decorated in blind with gilt lozenge to centre of upper cover. Overall fading with minimal wear to cloth. Margins of text browned with occasional heavy spotting to sections towards rear of volume.
Housed in slipcase.
The rare first edition of this seminal work, detailing Mitchel’s prison experiences and philosophy, which influenced generations of Irish nationalists.