Wells, Cogadh na Reann i – The War of the Worlds.

Wells, Cogadh na Reann i - The War of the Worlds.

Wells, H. G. (Herbert George) / Austin Molloy aka Austin Ó Maolaoid. Cogadh na Reann i – The War of the Worlds. Leon Ó Broin d’aistrigh. Baile Átha Cliath, Oifig Díolta Foillseacháin Rialtais, 1934. (8º). 246 pages. Original Hardcover with original dustjacket in protective collector’s mylar. The amazing science – fiction – dustjacket design by Austin Molloy. The Volume itself in excellent, absolutely mint condition. The dustjacket with some minor fraying and rubbing but in very good condition with only minor signs of external wear (tiny abrasion to spine). Very Rare, rather Scarce with the jacket !

Austin V. Molloy (aka Austin Ó Maolaoid, AóM) was born in Castleknock, Dublin, in 1886, son of John Molloy, a master carpenter, and his wife Marianne. He studied at the Dublin Metropolitan School of Art, where he became friends with Harry Clarke, and started selling cartoons to Arthur Griffiths’ Sinn Féin magazine from about 1909. His cartoons also appeared in Dublin Opinion from 1922.
From 1923 he taught illustration and layout at the Dublin Metropolitan School of Art, taking over from Clarke. Between them they taught a generation of illustrators, including George Altendorf, Olive Cunningham, Richard King, Victor Penney and John Henry.
He illustrated numerous book covers, particularly for An Gúm (″the scheme”), a government project to publish books in Irish, including translated works of English, American and European literature. He died in 1961. (Source: Irish Comics wiki)

Our price: EUR 440,-- 

Wells, Cogadh na Reann i - The War of the Worlds.
Wells, Cogadh na Reann i - The War of the Worlds.