London: Victor Gollancz Ltd, 1944. Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First Edition. 192pp, Foreword. 12mo/20.5cm. Green cloth gilt in slightly edgeworn dj with darkened spine, price on ffep, otherwise internally clean, tight and very good. VG+/Good. Biography of one of the most significant figures in recent Irish history. Eamon De Valera (1882-1975) was a leader of Ireland's struggle for independence from Britain. In 1926 he founded the Fianna Fail political party and was head of government from 1932-48, 1051-54 and 1957-59 and Third President of Ireland from 1959 to 1973.The author was Literary Editor of The Irish Press..
London and Dublin: Geoffrey Chapman, 1968. Book. Fine. Hardcover. First British Edition. 223pp, Foreword, Editor's Note, Prelude, Postscript. 8vo/22cm. Red cloth gilt, light wear in slightly edgeworn dj, internally fine. VG/G. A broad view of Irish Catholic history in the twentieth century with special note of the impact of the Second Vatican Council. Karl Rahner (1904-1984) was a German theologian, one of the most important in the world. His theology is said to have influenced the Second Vatican Council. The Editor, Desmond Fennell is an Irish journalist with much international experience. He is based in Dublin. At the time of writing, he was Editor of Herder's Correspondence, a monthly review for the Christian world..
London: William Ridgway, 1868. Book. VG. Soft cover. [ii], 25pp. 8vo. Original wraps within plain paper wraps, both slightly chipped at foot, two tiny holes in spine, light foxing, barely perceptable blind stamps of "Garrison Library, Malta" on title and Preface pages, otherwise VG. A fairly early piece by this prolific historian and writer formerly Regius Professor of History at Oxford and appointed to a similar post at Cornell about 1868..