A Soggarth's Last Verses
Edition: First Edition
London: Burns & Oates, 1911. A very nice copy of this First edition. Soggarth (derived from sagart), is an Irish word for a Priest. The blue cloth is clean and tidy, with no marking. The gilt is clean and bright. There is just a touch of bumping to the edges of the cloth. Internally clean and tidy, with a little darkening / foxing to the page edges. Bookplate from Syon Abbey in Chudleigh. Original blue cloth, with gilt titles. Rough cut pages. xii, 95, [v] pp.
Matthew Russell (1834-1912), was an Irish Roman Catholic priest, and Jesuit. He was the author of several books and collections of poetry - and was the founder and editor of "Catholic Ireland" Which became the literary journal "Irish Monthly" this "discovered" several prominent Irish authors, including Oscar Wilde.