Life of John Boyle O'Reilly. Together with his Complete Poems and Speeches, edited by Mrs. John Boyle O'Reilly. Introduction by James Cardinal Gibbons, Archbishop of Baltimore. New York: Cassell Publishing, . Pages xix, 790. Large 8vo. Rebound in half calf, original cloth with gilt title retained to boards, new endpapers. A fine copy. Frontispiece portrait of O'Reilly with several plates in the text. Substantial work on Irish nationalist and a poet. Condemned to twenty years servitude in Western Australia for his Fenian activities, O'Reilly escaped to the United States in 1869. There he distinguished himself as a poet, journalist, and leader of the Irish-American community. President John F. Kennedy named O'Reilly his favourite poet & regularly referred to him in his speeches.