Cruiskeen Lawn by Myles Na gCopaleen (1943)
Book ID: 66587
Cruiskeen Lawn by Myles Na gCopaleen. Extracts of Contributions to The Irish Times. Dublin: Cahill, . First Edition. Pp, 80. Text illustrations. Wrappers printed in black & red. Patchy mottling to endpapers but contents pages in nice clean condition.
First printing of this delicate publication featuring humorous extracts from Brian O’Nolan’s satirical column in The Irish Times written originally in Irish, later in English.
Until the last years of his life, Cruiskeen Lawn was O’Nolan’s main or only literary output. It appeared daily throughout the war and for a year or so afterwards. Then it was reduced to three days a week, a rate more-or-less maintained, apart from a few longer absences through ill health, until his death in 1966.