Join us October 7–16, 2022 for our upcoming virtual antiquarian book fair!
Preregister now for Biblio.live and get $10 to use at the fair.
Skip to content

Biblio logo: Used, Rare and Collectible Books for Sale

BEFORE THE DAWN - An Autobiography. by  GERRY: ADAMS - US,8vo HB+dw/dj,1st edn. - from R. J. A. PAXTON-DENNY. (SKU: rja498914)

BEFORE THE DAWN - An Autobiography.

BEFORE THE DAWN - An Autobiography. by  GERRY: ADAMS - US,8vo HB+dw/dj,1st edn. - from R. J. A. PAXTON-DENNY. (SKU: rja498914)
Stock Photo: Cover May Be Different

BEFORE THE DAWN - An Autobiography.

by ADAMS, GERRY:

  • Used
  • Hardcover
  • first
Condition
FINE+./FINE.
ISBN 10
0688143121
ISBN 13
9780688143121
Seller
Seller rating:
This seller has earned a 5 of 5 Stars rating from Biblio customers.
PLYMOUTH., Devon
Item Price
$15.56
Or just $14.00 with a
Bibliophiles Club Membership
$25.59 Shipping to USA
Standard delivery: 4 to 8 days

More Shipping Options
Ask Seller a Question

Payment Methods Accepted

  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • American Express
  • Discover
  • PayPal

About This Item

US,8vo HB+dw/dj,1st edn.[True 1st edn,originally published in Ireland by Brandon Book Publishers Ltd.,1996.] FINE+/FINE.No owner inscrptn and no price-clip (US$25.00) to dw/dj.Bright,crisp, clean,glossy laminated,subject's portrait,colour photographic illustrated upper panel of dw/dj with white letters,orange+white letters to spine/backstrip,critics' reviews to rear panel; with negligible shelf-wear and creasing to edges and corners - no nicks or tears present.Top+fore-edges bright and clean; contents bright, tight,clean - virtually pristine - no dog-ear reading creases to any pages' corners - appears unread? Bright,crisp,clean,sharp-cornered,plain dark brown paper-covered boards with black paper blind-spine with bright,crisp,stamped silver gilt letters to spine/ backstrip,brown+white striped headband,and immaculate plain white eps.US,8vo HB+dw/dj,1st edn,vii-ixpp+1-332pp [paginated] includes author preface,11 chapters+epilogue,16pp contemporary b/w photographs in 1 block between pp176/7and 6pp glossary to rear.Plus [unpaginated] half-title+title pages,poem extract,another poem extract (from Scenery Since Bloomsday by Denis Ireland),2 b/w maps (Belfast),another title separator page and 4pp blanks at rear. Gerry Adams is widely regarded a the most controversial leader in modern Irish history,yet few know what sort of man he is.For years his voice was banned from British radio and television,while commentators and politicians condemned him and all he stood for.Now,in 'Before the Dawn',with a remarkable insight into an extraordinary life,readers can judge for themselves.Born in West Belfast in 1948 into a family with close ties to both the trade union and republican movements,Gerry Adams is the eldest of ten children.He writes with affection of his mother,"an articulate and gentle woman," of his father,a republican activist who had been jailed at the age of sixteen,and of his grandmother,who nurtured in him a love of reading.He describes his childhood,despite its material poverty,in glowing and humorous terms,recollecting golden hours spent playing on the slopes of the mountain behind his home and celebrating the intimate sense of community in the tightly packed streets of working-class West Belfast. But even before leaving school to work as a barman,he had become aware of the inequalities of life in the north of Ireland.Soon he was engaged in direct action on the issues of housing, unemployment,and civil rights.Gerry Adams brings a unique perspective to the years of conflict,insurrection,and bitter struggle that ensued when,in his view,peaceful political agitation was met with hysterical reaction,and the sectarian tinder-box of Britain's last colony erupted.From the pogroms of 1969 to the hunger strikes of 1981,from the streets of West Belfast to the cages of Long Kesh, this powerful memoir is essential reading for anyone wishing to understand modern Ireland.Please contact rpaxtonden@blueyonder.co.uk ,because of the weight and value of this item,for correct,insured shipping/P+p quotes - particularly ALL overseas buyers - BEFORE ordering through the order page!




Reviews

Review this book and you’ll be entered for a chance to win $50!

(Log in or Create an Account first!)

You’re rating the book as a work, not the seller or the specific copy you purchased!

Details

Bookseller
R. J. A. PAXTON-DENNY. GB (GB)
Bookseller's Inventory #
rja498914
Title
BEFORE THE DAWN - An Autobiography.
Author
ADAMS, GERRY:
Illustrator
illus with contemporary b/w photographs.
Book condition
Used - FINE+.
Jacket condition
FINE.
Quantity-available
1
Edition
US,8vo HB+dw/dj,1st edn.
Binding
Hardcover
ISBN 10
0688143121
ISBN 13
9780688143121
Publisher
USA.NY.WILLIAM MORROW AND COMPANY INC.,1997.
Place of Publication
Scranton, Pennsylvania, U.s.a.
This edition first published
1997
Keywords
q52.BIOGRAPHY.US,8vo HB+dw/dj,1st edn.ISBN 0688143121.Northern Ireland_politics_Government_1969-1994.Northern Ireland_politicians_biography.Irish Republican Army_Sinn Fein.Protestant_Catholic_troubles_Belfast.RUC_UDA_UDR_UVF_Theobald Wolfe Tone.IRA_
Bookseller catalogs
BIOGRAPHY;

Terms of Sale

R. J. A. PAXTON-DENNY.

NO books will be sent 'ON APPROVAL' unless paid for in full and invoiced accordingly and with appropiate Registered/Recorded/Insurance,where applicable.If returned/declined monies refundable (P+p and any processing fees excluded). Other returns/refunds, only if book(s) are misdescribed,and then a) matches the invoice sent with it, b) returned in original packaging and state/condition sent out in,and received by buyer, c) and returned at the seller's original and actual shipping/P+p cost used when despatched to buyer - any excess cost borne at returnee's own expense. Notification of intent of return, required within 2 days of receipt of book please. 30 day return guarantee, for refund, (excluding P+p costs and any processing fees), for up to 30 days after delivery, only if an item arrives either misdescribed or damaged.Other returns accepted at seller's discretion. Orders processed same day,subject to time of receipt of order and payment, by end of P.O's business day, where applicable, and despatched the same day (weekends excluded). Shipping/P+p costs are based on books weighing 2.2Lb,or 1KG and UNINSURED, unless quoted otherwise. If your book order (P+p cost included/excluded) is in excess of 20.00 GBP,heavy or oversized, as per instruction, we'll contact you to let you know if extra shipping/insurance is required.Prices are nett, worldwide shipping/handling and registration/ insurance fees are extra.Books/orders in excess of 20.00 GBP will only be sent with appropriate insurance fees. So,for actual insured/registered shipping costs, prior contact with the seller, BEFORE ordering, is required at: rpaxtonden@blueyonder.co.uk. All orders are wrapped in sellophane, then either bubble-wrapped or corrugated-card and then boxed.[US+CANADA only.] Items/orders over 20.00 GBP are automatically sent registered/insured either via PARCEL FORCE [insured].Or, International SIGNED For [insured] AIRMAIL,minimum of 6.50 GBP,in addition to P+p and subject to book('s) weight.Books WILL NOT be sent without appropiate Registered/Recorded/Insurance,where applicable.We use the Royal Mail for inland (UK)and most overseas deliveries.For most other International destinations,for orders/books in excess of 20.00 GBP,we use Royal Mail International Registered/SIGNED For minimum of 6.50 GBP (100gm),in addition to postage and subject to book('s) weight.UK addresses, orders/ books in excess of 20.00 GBP, sent Next Day Guaranteed Delivery [Minimum Insured up to 250 GBP automatically - at no fee,extra insurance can be bought upto 1,000 GBP and Maximum 2,500 GBP - enquire for costs.], minimum of 5.90 GBP per order, again subject to weight. Cheques payable to R J A PAXTON-DENNY at business address.Ir requiring to pay by paypal contact seller for paypal account email.

About the Seller

R. J. A. PAXTON-DENNY.

Seller rating:
This seller has earned a 5 of 5 Stars rating from Biblio customers.
Biblio.com member since 2009
PLYMOUTH., Devon
Ask Seller a Question

About R. J. A. PAXTON-DENNY.

Bookdealer/seller established 1984, selling used,new,out-of-print,collectable (vintage and TV tie-in p/backs etc.), modern and second-hand books and book-related ephemera.We specialise in Children's Illustrated books,Modern Firsts,Fiction and Non-fiction - a good, wide range of subjects - Nautical, Naval/ Military,Theatre+Film biography/ autobiography, GENERAL (non-fiction/ reference),author SIGNED copies/edns, and other Collectables.I no longer have a B&M store (established 1984) since 1996,as I then became an internet- based seller exclusively,continuing with Mail Order selling as well.Viewing by arranged appointment(s),book searches undertaken and welcomed.Minimal grade of stock is VG/VG (the exception), the majority around FINE/FINE.[Criteria used - as a bibliophile myself,would I want to see this book on my own personal bookshelves!!] Welcome,and thank you for browsing my stock - enjoy!"WE HAVE WHAT YOU WANT, THOUGH YOU MAY NOT KNOW IT!!"

Glossary

Some terminology that may be used in this description includes:

gilt
The decorative application of gold or gold coloring to a portion of a book on the spine, edges of the text block, or an inlay in... [More]
edges
The collective of the top, fore and bottom edges of the text block of the book, being that part of the edges of the pages of a... [More]
tight
Used to mean that the binding of a book has not been overly loosened by frequent use.
headband
A strip of colored material attached to the text block at the top of the spine of a hard cover book. The same treatment applied... [More]

Frequently asked questions

This Book’s Categories

tracking-