The Big Fellow. A Life of Michael Collins.
London: Thomas Nelson & Sons Limited, 1937. First edition. Hardback in original green cloth, with gilt title to spine. Frontispiece in b/w from a bust by F. Doyle-Jones. Cloth on boards with rubbed, and has a partial ownership stamp to front board. FFEP has a neat ex-libris. Otherwise inside book is very clean and tidy. 303 pages. 210 x 145 mm (8¼ x 5¾ inches).
Mícheál Ó Coileáin (Michael Collins) was an Irish revolutionary, soldier and politician. During the War of Independence he was Director of Intelligence of the Irish Republican Army (IRA), Chairman of the Provisional Government of the Irish Free State from January 1922 and commander-in-chief of the National Army from July until his death in an ambush in August 1922.