Songs of Myself (1910)
Book ID: 64909
Songs of Myself. Dublin: Figgis, 1910. First Edition. Pp 52. Original cloth boards, title in gilt to upper cover, covers lightly faded, contents in very good condition.
This copy with an with an ode to Thomas MacDonagh inscribed to front free endpaper ( from Raphael Jackson to his sister Maude on the occasion of her marriage in 2nd August 1916).
Thomas Macdonough was an accomplished writer of poetry and plays, born in Cloughjordan 1878. He taught in Kilkenny before moving to St. Enda’s (founded by Patrick Pearse) in Dublin. His first three books were self-published. He helped to organize the Howth Gun-Running, was Chief Marshal at the funeral of O’Donovan Rossa, joined the I.R.B., & became a signatory of the Proclamation of 1916. He commanded at Jacob’s Factory during The Rising, and was shot on 3rd May, 1916.