O'FLAHERTY, Liam (1897-1984). The Black Soul, London: Jonathan Cape, 1924. 8° (190 x 125mm). Half title, woodcut decorations. Original black cloth with turquoise lettering-piece, dust-jacket (light stain at head of backstrip). FINE COPY OF THE FIRST EDITION OF THE AUTHOR'S SECOND BOOK. Jefferson A2.
O'FLAHERTY, Liam. The Fairy Goose and Two Other Stories, New York: Crosby Gaige, 1927. 12° (160 x 118mm). Half title. Original hessian-backed decorated boards, lettering-piece on spine. NUMBER 556 OF 1,190 COPIES SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR ON THE HALF TITLE. Jefferson C3.
With 17 other books by Liam O'Flaherty including The Informer (London, 1925, without the dust-jacket), Mr Gilhooley (London, 1926), The Assassin (London, 1928), The Mountain Tavern (London, 1929, PRESENTATION COPY INSCRIBED TO CHRISTINE FOYLE), The House of Gold (London, 1929, PRESENTATION COPY, inscribed to G. Curtin), A Tourist's Guide to Ireland (London, [c.1929], PRESENTATION COPY), The Return of the Brute (London, 1929, PRESENTATION COPY, inscribed to Alan Steele), The Wild Swan and Other Stories ... Being No. 10 of the Furnival Books (London, 1932, NUMBER 201 OF 550 COPIES) and Land (New York, 1946, first American edition, PRESENTATION COPY, inscribed to Belle Becker "in appreciation of her kindness & her gentle soul"), all FIRST EDITIONS in dust-jackets except where indicated. (19)