The Borstal Boy. New York: Knopf, 1959. First US edition, third issue. Publisher's grey cloth title lettered in silver, in pictorial dust jacket. A very good copy. Presentation copy, inscribed by Behan on front free endpaper: Regarded as Behan's literary masterpiece this autobiographical novel is a vivid memoir of his time at Hollesley Bay Borstal, Suffolk, England. Inscribed copies of 'Brostal Boy' are uncommon.