The Land War in Ireland (1912)

Author: Wilfrid Scawen Blunt

Book ID: 68096

Price: 150.00

The Land War in Ireland. Being a Personal Narrative of Events. In Continuation of “A Secter History of English Occupation of Egypt.” With a portrait of the Author in Prison Dress. London: Swift, 1912. Pp ix, 510. First Edition. Ex library copy, with ink stamps & with occasional label residue to endpapers. Rebound in quarter morocco, cloth boards, title in gilt to spine. A very good copy.

Wilfrid Scawen Blunt, (1840-1922), a poet, diplomat, and horse breeder, was strongly opposed to British imperialism and sympathetic to Irish Home Rule. In 1888 a violent incident led to his imprisonment in Kilmainham Gaol.

Blunt paid seven visits to Ireland between March 1886 and June 1888 in order to support the agrarian agitation that became known as the Plan of Campaign.  He looked upon Ireland as a case of English oppression similar to that he had perceived in India and Egypt.

A second edition was published in 1913.

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