The Irish Monthly Magazine
Dublin: McGlashan & Gill, 1873. First Editions. The first three volumes (2 and a half years) of this Catholic & Literary monthly magazine. The magazine was founded by Rev. Matthew Russell, S.J., (1834-1912), who was the editor for almost forty years. Green cloth, with gilt and black titles and design (a harp and title in Celtic style to the front board of each volume) Contained Catholic notes (lives of Saints etc.) fiction and poetry, including several pieces by Aubrey de Vere. Includes the serialized story "Jack Hazlitt" by Richard Baptist O'Brien, the Dean of Limerick. This was the companion volume to "Ailey Moore" and is an Irish American tale. From the library of Syon Abbey in Chudleigh, Devon, with their bookplate to each volume.
Condition: Overall in good condition with a touch of wear to the bindings. The binding to the front hinge has broken - so the front board could flap open at the first gather. This has now been repaired with archival tape but still fragile. A little foxing but still attractive and legible.