And So Began The Irish Nation. With More the 500 Illustrations by the Author. Dublin: Talbot Press, 1931. Pp xvii, 475. Thick 8vo. Green cloth, title lettered in gilt to spine, publisher's device blocked in gilt to upper cover. Light foxing and occasional pencil marking to margins of text, othewise a near fine copy. A comprehensive histoy of ancient Ireland from its earliest inhabitants to the early Christian era.