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The Islandman. Inscribed by Robin Flower (1934) by Thomas O'Crohan on sale for €395.00
The Islandman. Inscribed by Robin Flower (1934) by Thomas O'Crohan on sale for €€395.00 ×
  • The Islandman. Inscribed by Robin Flower (1934) by Thomas O'Crohan on sale for €395.00
  • The Islandman. Inscribed by Robin Flower (1934) by Thomas O'Crohan on sale for €395.00
  • The Islandman. Inscribed by Robin Flower (1934) by Thomas O'Crohan on sale for €395.00
  • The Islandman. Inscribed by Robin Flower (1934) by Thomas O'Crohan on sale for €395.00
  • The Islandman. Inscribed by Robin Flower (1934) by Thomas O'Crohan on sale for €395.00

The Islandman. Inscribed by Robin Flower (1934)

Thomas O'Crohan

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  • Category: Literature, Local History, Biography, Author Signed or Inscribed

€395.00

The Islandman. Translated from the Irish, with an Introduction by Robin Flower.  Frontispiece portrait photograph of O'Crohan with three other plates in the text. Dublin: Talbot Press, 1934. First Edition. Pp, 324.  Blue cloth, title in gilt to spine, in publisher's pictorial dust jacket. Jacket lightly dust soiled, pen number marking to front cover a few closed tears (repaired), brown spotting to title and contents pages otherwise contents in very good condition. Inscribed by Robin Flower to R.I. Best (renowned Celtic scholar and chairman of Irish Manuscripts Commission). Loosely inserted is a Christmas card from The Irish Folklore Commission featuring Tomás Ó Criomhtain.  Originally published in Irish this is the first English translation of this classic work of the author's life growing up on an island in the Blasket group of islands near West Kerry. Rarely see in the dust jacket, depicting an islandman and several currach carriers in silhouette.

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