BARRY, Sebastian. Time out of Mind and Strappado Square [Inscribed Copy]


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Dublin: Wolfhound Press, n.d. [1983]. First edition. octavo. 157, [3]. Pictorial stiff wrappers. Lengthy inscription from the poet Richard Murphy on inside cover. Some pencil lining in his hand. A very good copy. Under threat of legal action the publisher pulped virtually all the stock of this book, making it the rarest of all Sebastian Barry’s books and seldom appears on the market.
Inscription reads: “Under threat of libel from my daughter’s lawyer, Gore-Grimes, Wolfhound withdrew and pulped this pulp fiction. Sebastian went on to write much better books. Richard Murphy, 15’ October, 2007, Kynsha”.


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