At Swim Two Birds. First US Edition (1951)
Book ID: 62958
At Swim Two Birds. New York: Pantheon Books, . First American Edition. Pp, 315. Quarter black cloth & yellow boards, title printed in black to upper cover, lacking dust jacket. Spine faded, light wear to corners of boards, contetns brigh & clean.
The first American edition of Brian O’Nolan’s masterpiece, first published in London in 1939.
Apparently At Swim-Two-Birds was one of the last books that James Joyce read. He was given an inscribed copy of the book by Niall Sheridan, a friend of O’Nolan. Joyce declared it the work of a “real writer” who had “the true comic spirit” and attempted to get the book reviewed in French periodicals, although without success.