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My Father and Mother Were Irish by  Margaret O'Donovan-Rossa - Signed First Edition - 1939 - from Old Saratoga Books (SKU: 36246)

My Father and Mother Were Irish

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My Father and Mother Were Irish

by O'Donovan-Rossa, Margaret

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  • hardcover
  • Signed
  • First
Condition
Good with no dust jacket; Pages toned, boards worn and stained, penciled owner name on front free endpaper.
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NY: The Devin-Adair Company. Good with no dust jacket; Pages toned, boards worn and stained, penciled . owner name on front free endpaper.. 1939. First Printing. Hardcover. Green cloth with titles stamped in gilt on front boards and spine. Frontispiece photo of the author's father, Jeremiah O'Donovan-Rossa, a prominent member of the Irish nationalist movement, Fenian Brotherhood leader and advocate of the use of dynamiting campaigns in Britain. Signed by the author, one of her father's eighteen children, and with her printed address label on rear pastedown. A memoir of the author's parents, who wed in 1864; Jeremiah was 34 years old and a widower twice over, and her mother Mary was 18 years old. Mary immediately became mother to Jeremiah's five small sons and was forced look after the family on her own within the year when her husband was given life imprisonment for treason-felony because of his involvement in the Fenian movement. He and other Irish prisoners were later released from prison in return for permanent exile from England. They resettled with their family in Staten Island, New York, where the focus of this book lies. She also recounts the large funeral service held for her father back in Dublin, Ireland in 1915. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 191 pages; Signed by Author .

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Bookseller
Old Saratoga Books US (US)
Bookseller Inventory #
36246
Title
My Father and Mother Were Irish
Author
O'Donovan-Rossa, Margaret
Format/binding
Hardcover
Book condition
Used - Good with no dust jacket; Pages toned, boards worn and stained, penciled owner name on front free endpaper.
Edition
First Printing
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
The Devin-Adair Company
Place of Publication
NY
Date published
1939
Keywords
Fenian Brotherhood, Irish Revolutionaries, Jeremiah O'Donovan-Rossa, IRISH-AMERICANS
Bookseller catalogs
Biography and Memoir;

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About Old Saratoga Books

Old Saratoga Books owners Dan and Rachel Jagareski have been selling books since 1996. After running an open shop for twenty years in the historic village of Schuylerville we now sell books online and at book fairs. We are members of the Independent Online Booksellers Association (IOBA). Our specialties include books about history, science, cooking, children's books, and the arts. Rachel is a graduate of the Colorado Antiquarian Book Seminar and has attended Rare Book School in Charlottesville, Virginia.

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