A Soggarth's Last Verses
Edition: First Edition
London: Burns & Oates: 1911. Original blue cloth, with gilt titles. Rough cut pages. 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. Soggarth (derived from sagart), is an Irish word for a Priest. xii, 95, [v]. pp
Condition: A very nice copy of this first edition. 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 Sion Abbey in Chudleigh.