Item #012545 The Sub-Prefect Should Have Held His Tongue, and Other Essays. Hubert Butler, R F. Foster.

The Sub-Prefect Should Have Held His Tongue, and Other Essays

London: Allen Lane / The Penguin Press, 1991. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine / Fine. Item #012545
ISBN: 0713990422

8vo., 368pp. Beautiful First Edition, First Printing with full number sequence, of this book of classic Irish essays from Butler, compiled from previous works published by the Lillipt Press in Dublin Bound in black cloth with titles in gilt on spine. Square, tight and clean throughout with little or no wear. Equally attractive unclipped dust-jacket, (£ 18.99), is fresh and bright with no chipping, creases or tears. From the library of noted New Jersey Irish-Ameican author, collector and professor of Irish history and literature, Tom Fox, with his unobtrusive blind-stamp on the title page. Fox was called by Nicholas Basbanes, ",,, a kindred spirit...assembler of an uncommonly distinctive collection of Irish history and literature". A gorgeous collectable copy at a very good price.

Price: $40.00