The Life and Writings of James Clarence Mangan. Dublin: Gill, 1897. First Edition. Pp xxiv, 250, 15. Original blue cloth, title in decorative font with shamrock and rose motif in gilt, rose stamped in gilt to centre of upper cover. Covers lightly rubbed, contents age toned, otherwise a very good copy.
Frontispiece portrait with 5 plates in text.
WB Yeats considered Mangan one of the best Irish poets, along with Thomas Davis and Samuel Ferguson, claiming, "To the soul of Clarence Mangan was tied to the burning ribbon of Genius." James Joyce wrote two essays on Mangan and also used his name in his works.