An exegesis of squalor. London: Hart-Davis, MacGibbon, 1961. First edition. pp. 156, . Red and black papered boards, titled in gilt on spine. Previous owner’s signature on front endpaper. Light spotting to fore-edge. A very good copy in frayed but very good dust jacket.
“Had I never heard of the author, and were this the first book of Flann O’Brien’s I had read, I would say we had among us a comic genius who would give Ireland her Tristram Shandy. He could do so. I hope he will” – Terence de Vere White.