Literature in Ireland: Studies Irish and Anglo-Irish. Dublin: Talbot, 1916. First edition. Pp, xiii, 348. Blue buckram, title lettered in white to upper cover & spine, devise in gilt to centre, in publisher's brown dust jacket printed in dark blue with portrait of MacDonagh pasted to fornt cover. Light age toning to contents pages otherwise a near fine copy in the scarce dust jacket. Thomas Macdonough was an accomplished writer of poetry and plays, born in Cloughjordan 1878. He taught in Kilkenny before moving to St. Enda's (founded by Patrick Pearse) in Dublin. His first three books were self-published. In 1913 Macdonough joined the Irish Volunteers. He helped to organize the Howth Gun-Running, was Chief Marshal at the funeral of O'Donovan Rossa, joined the I.R.B. & became a signatory of the Proclamation of 1916. He commanded at Jacob's Factory during The Rising, and was shot on 3rd May, 1916.