The Collected Works of P.H. Pearse. Six Volumes (1920)

Author: Patrick H. Pearse

Book ID: 63383

Price: 250.00

The Collected Works of P.H. Pearse & Life of Patrick H. Pearse by Le Roux. Six Volumes: Plays Poems and Stories; St. Enda and Its Founders; Songs of the Irish Rebels; Scribhini (Gaelic writings); Political Writings and Speeches; The Life of Patrick H. Pearse. Adapted from the French of Louis N. Le Roux and Revised by the Author. Translated into English by Desmond Ryan. Dublin: Phoenix Publishing Co., [1920]. Uniform set in publisher’s slate blue cloth boards, Celtic Knot design blocked in blind on upper covers, title lettered in gilt on spines. Covers mottled and faded, light shelf-wear to cloth boards, occasional foxing to contents pages, but overall in very good condition.

A early issue of this Collected Works compiled and edited by his former pupil Desmond Ryan from 1917 to 1922, collecting Pearse’s writings both political and literary in Irish and English.

Le Roux’s biography details Pearse’s military, educational, artistic and political contributions, as well as the Easter week revolt. Le Roux was a Breton Nationalist who came to live in Ireland during the First World War.

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