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|Henley, Pauline. Spenser in Ireland. [Presentation copy] First Edition. Cork, Cork University Press / Educational Co. of Ireland, 1928. Octavo. Frontispiece-Fold-Out-Map of Ireland, 231 pages. Original Hardcover. Some minor signs of foxing only. Otherwise in excellent condition with only minor signs of external wear. Signed and inscribed by Pauline Henley on the endpaper: “With every good wish to a devoted lover of Ireland, Mlle. Etiennette Beuque. Pauline Henley – July 21st, 1928”. In his book: A ‘Manly Study’?: Irish Women Historians 1868-1949, N. Smith writes that Pauline Henley had previously corresponded with Etienne Beuque in the same year when Mlle. Beuque, a french writer on contemporary irish history, had asked her about Terence MacSwiney. This book must have travelled with her response to France. Excellent association copy !
Chapters include: With Grey in Ireland / Spenser as an “Undertaker” / The Poet at Kilcolman / Further Irish Influences and Allusions / The Ruin of the Plantation / Spenser and Political Thought / The Poets Descendants / Map showing Spenser’s Grant /
Keywords: Irish Women Historian, Women and Literature, Women in History, Women in Irish History, Women in Irish Society, Women Writers
|O’Connor, Mrs. T.P. Herself – Ireland. With 24 Illustrations (Photographs) on Art Paper. [Ta coinnill na lasadh aca ar mo shon-sa]. First Edition. London, Hutchinson & Co., 1917. Large Octavo. Froontispiece with “Our Lady Window” by Harry Clarke and verso “The Customs House in Dublin”, XI, 300,  pages. Original Hardcover. Very good and firm condition with only minor signs of external wear. Some occasional signs of foxing only. With the lyrics and score of “The West’s Asleep” to the pastedwons of the book.
From the introductory chapter “An Apology”: “Until I came to Ireland, the Irish question to me was a closed book, although I have heard it discussed for years. Now my opinions are, like the Faith of the people, clear and definite. It is not however of irish politics I have written, but of Ireland and the Irish, who in many ways resemble my own race, the people from the South. I have lived in England thirty years, and admire the English. I had not lived in Ireland thirty days before I loved the Irish. England appeals to the head. Ireland appeals to the heart. England is good for the body. Ireland is good for the soul. And whatever of bitterness or unforgivingness towards life I brought to these green shores is buried and put away for ever, by contact with people of indestructible Faith, unselfish purpose, and not only brave, but cheerful and even gay, endurance of poverty.” (Betty O’Connor)
Keywords: 20th century, Ireland travelled by a woman, Women and Literature, Women in History, Women in Irish History, Women in Irish Society, Women in Travel, Women Traveller, Women Writers
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