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An Béal Bocht. Inscribed By The Author (1964) by Myles Na gCopaleen on sale for €1,950.00
An Béal Bocht. Inscribed By The Author (1964) by Myles Na gCopaleen on sale for €€1,950.00 ×
  • An Béal Bocht. Inscribed By The Author (1964) by Myles Na gCopaleen on sale for €1,950.00
  • An Béal Bocht. Inscribed By The Author (1964) by Myles Na gCopaleen on sale for €1,950.00
  • An Béal Bocht. Inscribed By The Author (1964) by Myles Na gCopaleen on sale for €1,950.00
  • An Béal Bocht. Inscribed By The Author (1964) by Myles Na gCopaleen on sale for €1,950.00
  • An Béal Bocht. Inscribed By The Author (1964) by Myles Na gCopaleen on sale for €1,950.00

An Béal Bocht. Inscribed By The Author (1964)

Myles Na gCopaleen

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  • Category: Literature, Author Signed or Inscribed, Irish Language

€1,950.00

An Béal Bocht.  Nó an Milleánach.  Droch sgéal ar an droch shaoghal curtha I  n-eagar le Myles na gCopaleen.  Dublin : Dolmen Press, 1964. Third Edition. Paper boards, spine lettered in gilt, with monogram in gilt to centre of upper board, in publisher's pictorial dust jacket & endpapers designed by Seán O'Sullivan. Jacket lightly worn, Sellotape marks to endpapers, otherwise a good copy.

Presentation copy, Inscribed by the author on half-title:

"Dear Roisin, Many thanks for your letter and card. Please accept this little present. If only for the new typeface and to H- with HS! Brian 24/12/1964."

First published in the old Irish script (Seanchló) in an edition of 200 copies in 1941, followed by a second issue in the same year; this Dolmen Press edition was the first printed in the Roman script. It was translated into English as 'The Poor Mouth: A Bad Story About the Hard Life.' in 1973. Inscribed copies of Brian O'Nuallain's work are scarce.

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