The Informer. First Edition (1925)
Book ID: 63540
The Informer. London: Jonathan Cape, 1925. First Edition. Pp, 272. Smooth green buckram boards, title lettered in gilt to spine, in publisher’s pictorial dust jacket. Bookplate to pastedown, small ownership stamp to front free endpapers, original boards, dust-jacket, very light rubbing to joints and spine ends. Housed in matching collector’s solander box.
An excellent copy in the rare dust jacket of the first impression of O’Flaherty’s famous novel concerning the underside of the Irish Civil War, set in 1922.
The Informer won the James Tait Black Prize in 1926 & was the basis for the Oscar-Winning 1936 RKO Pictures movie, directed by John Ford.