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Flann O'Brien, At Swim-Two-Birds First Edition

Lot 110/0297

Estimate EUR: €1750 - €2500
Hammer price: €0

A Twentieth Century Masterpiece O’Brien (Flann) At Swim-Two-Birds, 8vo L. (Longmans) 1939. First Edn. Black cloth, gilt lettered spine, top edge green, orig. black & green unclipped d.w. With two printed business cards loosely inserted, one for ‘Lord Noland of Santry – Myles Na gCopoleen,’ in Irish & English, & the other for ‘Myles of the Irish Times.’ Truly a finer copy than the above will be hard to find. * The exceedingly rare author’s first novel, most of the issue was destroyed in 1940 when the Germans bombed London, including Longmans’ premises.