Light rubbing wear to cover, spine and page edges. Very minimal writing or notations in margins not affecting the text. Possible clean ex-library copy, with their stickers and or stamp(s). Bookseller Inventory #
Synopsis: The Blasket Islands reveals the poignant history of this doomed island community off the west coast of Ireland. It discusses the community's origins, and the slow erosion of a genuine culture, one that produced a sizeable library of classic memoirs, and gives a detailed account of the island families and their inevitable fate -- the last people were evacuated in 1953 when they could no longer sustain their remote way of life.
About the Author: Ray Stagles was born and brought up in Leyton, east London. He studied at University College London, evacuated to Aberystwyth ,and there met his future wife, Joan. They both took Honours degrees in English in 1942. He served as a radar mechanic in the Fleet Air Arm until 1946. After the war he taught in schools in Essex, then became a Head Teacher, first, in 1957, in Shropshire, then, from 1964, in Berkshire. In 1966 he and Joan first visited the Great Blasket Island, which from then on became their joint passion. His interests include hill walking, books, jazz, classical music, theatre, cryptic crosswords and scrabble.
Title: Blasket Islands: Next Parish America (Island...
Publisher: O'Brien Press Ltd
Book Condition: VERY GOOD
Book Description O'Brien Press Ltd, 1979. Condition: Good. Ships from the UK. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Seller Inventory # GRP79692839
Book Description The O'Brien Press, Dublin , Ireland, 1980. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. Clean and bright internally, looks little used. The dustjacket has some light shelfwear and rubbing. Illustrated with black and white photographs and maps. Seller Inventory # 8012831
Book Description O'Brien Press Ltd, Dublin, 1980. Soft cover. Condition: Good Reading/Research. pp 144. Light volume - shipping charge will be reduced at processing stage. This copy is in illustrated soft cover without title or author. The cover design is by Jacques Teljeur. As this book is commonly found in hardcovers, it is possible that this soft cover version was not intended for sale. Seller Inventory # 016179
Book Description O'Brien Press Ltd, 1979. Hardcover with dust jacket. Condition: Very good in good jacket. The jacket is somewhat creased but internally this is a very good copy. A beautifully illustrated and compelling history of the life, traditions and customs of an isolated community that has now disappeared. The book traces the fate of the Blasket people and the slow erosion of their culture to that sad day in 1952 when the families were evacuated from the Great Blasket Island. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title. About the Author: Joan and Ray Stagles first visited the Great Blasket Island in 1966, and returned annually as the island and its history became a passion with them. Joan died in 1978 and her husband continued her research and writing on the island to produce this testament to the island people. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title. 160 pages. Seller Inventory # 5644
Book Description The O'Brien Press, publishers, Dublin, 1980. hardcover, 7" x 10", with dust jacket Over 60 b&w illustrations (mostly photographs), 10 maps, notes, and index. Thirty miles west of Killarney, off Ireland's western-most point, lies the Blasket Group of Islands - 'floating in the Atlantic like a school of hump-backed whales'. Their population, at its peak during World War One, numbered no more than 160 souls, yet Blasket has produced a literary flowering rooted in its indigenous peasant culture. The authors trace the growth of the island community from its earliest recorded presence (the Great Famine) to its final evacuation in 1953. Ours is an ex-library copy in transparent covering, with usual library stamps, stickers, barcode etc. Binding sound. GOOD book in GOOD unclipped dust jacket 144 pages. Seller Inventory # 34890
Book Description The O'Brien Press, Dublin, 1980. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. pp 144. '[This book] provides a historical and original look at this beautiful, remote island group and its once energetic and resourceful island community . The authors trace the growth of the island community from its earliest recorded presence, through the hard years of the Great Famine, to its final evacuation in 1953.' Numerous b/w illustrations. Seller Inventory # 013809