Title The Black Prophet: A Tale of Irish Famine
Book Condition Good
Jacket Condition No Jacket
Edition First Edition
Publisher London & Belfast Simms & M'Intyre 1847
Seller ID 004585
London & Belfast: Simms & M'Intyre, 1847. William Carleton (1794-1869), product of an Irish hedge school and his auto-didact tenant-farmer father, was controversial in his time. An Anglican convert, he was anti-Roman Catholic and consequently anti-nationalist. A significant, if uneven author, he published his first book in 1830 and died in alcoholic poverty.This is a Good only copy of the First Edition. Although well-held institutionally, this is a rare title in the trade. Identified as part of the publisher's "Parlour Library." Light green illustrated paper boards, with the spine mostly demolished (although fragile, the book is holding well. Clean text; 320 pages, nicely clear and unfoxed. Boards are bumped and rubbed, and although the book is in fragile condition, it is a remarkable survivor that deserves a nice rebind. Please note the condition issues; Quercus must offer this as a Binding Copy, in need of repair or restoration. . First Edition. Pictorial Cover. Good/No Jacket. 16mo - over 5¾" - 6¾" tall. First Edition.