Three Lectures on Gaelic Topics. Dublin: Gill & Son, 1898. First edition. Pp 59. Publisher's red cloth boards, title lettered in gilt to upper cover. Covers soiled with a few stain marks, contents with light dust soiling to margins, otherwise a good copy of this scarce work. Pearse's first independent publication was dedicated to the members of the New Ireland Literary Society of which he was President 'To the Vice-President and Members of the New Ireland Literary Society, this little Volume is Inscribed by their President.' The lectures titled as follows: (1) Gaelic Prose Literature. ( 2) The Folk-Songs of Ireland. (3) The Intellectual Future of the Gael. Each of the three sections begins with a decorative Celtic initial. "The mission of the Gael will not be confined merely to the propagation of literature".