The Irish Review. A monthly magazine of Irish literature, art and science. Vol. I., No. I., March, 1911 to Vol. 4., No. 41., September/November 1914. Illustrated. Complete with all the parts in Four volumes.
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EDITED BY TWO SIGNATORIES OF THE IRISH PROCLAMATION
Dublin: Irish Review Publishers, 1911/1914. Quarto. First edition. pp. (1) 620 (2) 672 (3) 664 (4) 340. Bound in green and blue buckram, titled in gilt. A very good set of the rare first edition.
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This literary magazine was founded by Thomas MacDonagh, Padraic Colum, his future wife, Mary Maguire, James Stephens and David Houston. It was edited at various times by Houston, Padraic Colum, Thomas MacDonagh and Joseph Mary Plunkett (two signatories of the Irish Proclamation). The Irish Review is a short but significant publication with a wide focus, mainly covering Irish literature and education. The journal is particularly notable for a very high level of literary content, including poems and prose from a number of eminent authors, such as George Moore, W. B. Yeats, Thomas MacDonagh, Joseph Mary Plunkett, F. Sheehy Skeffington, Eoin MacNeill, Darrell Figgis, Edmund Curtis, P.H. Pearse, George Russell [Æ.], Oliver St. Gogarty, Lord Dunsany, Douglas Hyde, Standish O’Grady, Daniel Corkery, Forrest Reid, Eimar O’Duffy, Ella Young, George Birmingham, Seumas O’Sullivan, Roger Casement, Liam de Róiste, Piaras Béaslai, Colonel Maurice Moore, and Emily Lawless. The quality of the material which appeared 1912-1913 has been described as ‘astounding - no Irish magazine could touch it, and only a few from any era have come close’. A number of literary articles and poetry are written in Old Irish. In addition, the journal includes minor articles on economics, history, rural life, and science, contributed by prominent scholars Kuno Meyer, AE and Maud Gonne. Despite claims to represent Irish intellectual life without partisanship, the political leanings of the editor and major contributors strongly influence the outlook of the journal from June 1914 onwards. Consequently, this journal will be of interest to scholars of Irish literature, culture, and politics and to those researching the Irish intellectual movement in the early twentieth century. A very important source for the period leading up to the 1916 Rising. Illustrations Jack B. Yeats, John B. Yeats, AE, Dermot O’Brien, William Orpen, Casimer Markievicz, Mary Duncan, John Lavery, Harry Clarke, Gabriel Gifford, Sarah Purser, Jack Morrow and Grace Gifford.
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