London, South Kensington
16 November 2004
CHILDERS, Erskine (1870-1922). The Riddle of the Sands. A Record of Secret Service Recently Achieved, London: Smith, Elder & Co., 1903. 8° (188 x130mm). Half title, 4 maps and charts, 2 folding, 4-pages of publisher's advertisements at the end. (A few light stains.) Original black cloth with yacht design stamped in white on upper cover, spine lettered in white (corners very lightly rubbed). A FINE COPY OF THE FIRST EDITION. RARE. The date of the first edition is sometimes erroneously given as 1908.
COLLINS, Michael. The Path to Freedom, Dublin: The Talbot Press, 1922. 8° (180 x 122mm). Half title, half tone portrait frontispiece. Original green pictorial cloth. A FINE COPY OF THE FIRST EDITION.
With 3 other pamphlets relating to Erskine Childers, The Form and Purpose of Home Rule (Dublin, 1912), Military Rule in Ireland (Dublin, 1920) and The Arrest and Trial of Capt. Childers (London, [c.1923]), and another pamphlet, Speech of Roger Casement from the Dock (Dublin, Fergus O'Connor, c.1916). (6)
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