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Mac Piarais, Padraic. [Padraic H[enry] Pearse]. 1879-1916.

Published by [Dublin: Conradh na Gaelige, ?] Title page missing. (1907)

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From: Sillan Books (Cootehill, CAVAN, Ireland)

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About this Item: [Dublin: Conradh na Gaelige, ?] Title page missing., 1907. First edition? Small vo. pp116 out of 117[back page absent and back cover]. Illustrated with black and white line drawings and four colour plates by Beatrice Elvery. Brown pictorial paper wraps. As stated title page and back page and cover absent. Otherwise binding firm [staples]: pages lightly foxed in a few places, odd annotation in pencil, otherwise very good. Text in Irish. Rare little book. Seller Inventory # 14260

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Íosagán agus Sgéalta Eile (Little Jesus and: Pearse ( Patrick),

Pearse ( Patrick), (Padraic Mac Piarais)

Published by Gaelic League (Connradh Na Gaedhilge), Dublin (Baile Atha Cliath) (1907)

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About this Item: Gaelic League (Connradh Na Gaedhilge), Dublin (Baile Atha Cliath), 1907. Soft cover. Condition: Very Good. Beatrice Elvery (illustrator). 1st Edition. A very good first edition, first printing, first impression of Padraic Mac Piarais's (Patrick Pearse) first book of short stories; Íosagán agus Sgéalta Eile (LITTLE JESUS AND OTHER STORIES)), published by Connradh na Gaedhilge in Baile Ata Cliath in 1907, with Maire Ni Raghallaigh as distributor. The book has light brown soft covers with a drawing of Íosagán on the front cover between the title and the author's & illustrator's name plus the price in sterling and a small illustration of two birds, facing one another. The book contains 118 pages, with a 4 page Foreword, 4 stories over 90 pages; I¿osaga¿n (Little Jesus), An Sagart ( The Priest), Bairbre (Barbara) & Eoghaini¿n na nEan ("Eoineen of the Birds") plus a 23 page Vocabulary. The book is illustrated by Beatrice Elvery, with 4 full page delightful full colour prints, 1 for each story, plus partially hand coloured illustrations. The inside cover has a name Peigi Ni Meara written, while the title page has Deidre Laoide/Deidre Lloyd and Grainne Ni Laoide/Grainne Ni Laoide. The back cover has a large ink blot & a little drawing. The pages of the book are held together tightly by two original staples, which have rusted on the front and back pages. The front/back covers are intact and are in good condition but the spine has lost the bottom 3 cm (1") & has a small tear at the top. The pages themselves are in excellent order, apart from a few pages where the corner is turning up slightly. Many of the pages appear as new. Pearse built a cottage at Rosmuc in the Connemara Gaeltacht, where he spent his summer holidays. He drew inspiration from the rural way of life in Rosmuc to write these stories. A complementary gift of a mounted photo of Pearce¿s cottage is included. Pearse believed that language was intrinsic to the identity of a nation. Pearce signed the ¿Proclamation of the Irish Republic¿, which he as Chairman of the Provisional Government read to the public on Easter Monday 25th April, 1916 outside the GPO. This historic little book from 1907 is a unique stepping stone on the road to Irish Freedom, giving a unique insight into the mind of Pearse. Clear removable archival film protects the soft covers. Seller Inventory # 000166

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Mac Piarais, Padraic ; [ Padraic Henry Pearse ]

Published by Conradh na Gaeilge, Dublin (1907)

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About this Item: Conradh na Gaeilge, Dublin, 1907. Softcover. Condition: Good+. First Edition; First Printing. 3 p.l., 117 & [2] pages; Publisher's brown pictorial wrappers, title page printed in red and black (dated "1907"), edges of the text trimmed rough. Sectional titles to the stories with b/w illustrations & four hors-texte color plates by Beatrice Elvery (all present). The title page and text are entirely in Irish, but for a glossary (Foclóir) at the end [pp. (95) - 117]. "Only the more difficult words, or words which illustrate some peculiarity of local usage in pronunciation, vocabulary or usage, are included in this Foclóir." As a supplement to this glossary, an early owner of this copy has written English translations of many words and a few grammatical notes on many pages of the text. These annotations are entirely in pencil. Our copy of his rare little book, 'Íosagán agus Sgéalta Eile,' is sound and interesting, markings and all. We have decided to leave them, as their presence in this copy does seem to fulfill and embody Pádraig Pearse's aim in writing and publishing these stories. Certainly, a buyer might have a different reaction to this annotation, which affects some portion of at least 48 pages; the pencil notes are not written with a heavy hand, and a competent conservator could make these vanish. It should also be mentioned that there is a signature (in Irish) with a brief note on the recto of the front blank leaf, one sectional title has evidence of careless opening at the deckle of its fore-edge (no text affected), there are three or four lower corners of leaves which had been turned in at one point (now flat, with no breaks or damage to the leaves) and there is a tiny splash of blue (paint? ink?) on the blank verso of the sectional title to the last story. The wrappers are complete and integral, but there is some fraying at the spine ends and some minor breaks along the yapped (overhanging) edges of the wrappers. Pictures sent upon request. A rare, early book by Pádraig Pearse, sometimes known as Patrick H. Pearse, writing here under his Irish name: Pádraig (Anraí) Mac Piarais. Pearse, [1879 – 3 May 1916] was an Irish teacher, barrister, poet, writer, nationalist and political activist who was one of the leaders of the Easter Rising in 1916. He was declared "President of the Provisional Government" of the Irish Republic in one of the bulletins issued by the Rising's leaders, although his precise title is still under some dispute. But, unquestionably, as a tribute to his skills at public speaking and his power as a writer in both English and Irish, Pádraig was chosen by the Irish Republican Brotherhood leader Tom Clarke to be the spokesman for the Rising. On Easter Monday, 24 April 1916, it was Pearse who proclaimed a Republic from the steps of the General Post Office and headquarters of the revolutionaries. Nine days later, he and his brother Willie were executed by a British firing squad along with 14 others. Pádraig Pearse, along with Thomas Clarke and Thomas MacDonagh, was the first to be shot. General Sir John Maxwell, commanding the British forces in Ireland, sent a telegram to British Prime Minister Asquith, advising him not to return the bodies of Pádraig and Willie Pearse to their family, saying: "Irish sentimentality will turn these graves into martyrs’ shrines to which annual processions will be made which would cause constant irritation in this country." For many Irish, Pearse is still the face of the Easter 1916 Rising. Early in his short life, Pearse developed a strong passion for the Irish language (which was native to his mothers family, from Co. Meath). In 1896, at the age of sixteen, he joined the Gaelic League (Conradh na Gaeilge) which was then just three years old, and in 1903 at the age of 23, he became editor of its newspaper An Claidheamh Soluis ("The Sword of Light"). In 1899, he taught a weekly class in Irish in the then-Jesuit University College Dublin, where James Joyce, (who was three years younger than Pádraig) was one of his pupils. The promotion of Irish for both artistic and politi. Seller Inventory # 39146

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