The Hard Life. An Exegesis of Squalor. London: MacGibbon & Kee, 1961. First Edition, first printing. Maroon cloth boards, in pictorial dust jacket designed by Sean O'Sullivan. Gift inscription (dated 1961) & price to front free endpaper. Otherwise a very good copy.
Dedicated to Graham Green. Flann O'Brien's fourth novel and the third to be published. He wrote The Third Policeman in 1939, but it wasn't published until 1961.