Eamon De Valera. Dublin: Gill, 1970. First Edition. Pp xxiii, 499, illustrated. Green cloth boards, pictorial dust jacket. A fine copy. Inscribed by De Valera on front free endpaper: "Le deá-ghuí Eamon De Valera."
De Valera ('the long fellow') was one of the major figures in Irish life and politics for over 50 years. He figured prominently in the Easter Rising, was for a while a member of Sinn Féin, formed the new party Fianna Fáil, and was three times President of the Executive Council, and President of Ireland from 1959 to 1973, when he was the oldest elected Head of State in the world.