Knocknagow or The Homes of Tipperary. Dublin: Duffy, nd circa 1900. Eighteenth Edition. Pp xvi, 628. Pink cloth decorated in blind, title in gilt., faded along spine and edges, else a very good copy. Charles Kickham - patriot, novelist, and poet - was born at Mullinahone, Co. Tipperary in 1825 (died at Blackrock, Co. Dublin, 1882). He was the son of John Kickham, a wealthy draper of Mullinahone, and Anne O'Mahony, lovingly described in his novel 'Sally Cavanagh,' a kinswoman of the Fenian chief, John O'Mahony. 'Knocknagow' first published in 1879 is his masterpiece, and is considered by many the greatest of Irish novels. It consists of a series of pictures of life in a village in Co. Tipperary so true to nature that they could not have been written but by one who knew and loved the people. It was reprinted many times and sold in its thousands.