FIRST EDITION OF THY NEIGHBOUR'S WIFE, INSCRIBED BY LIAM O'FLAHERTY
O'FLAHERTY, Liam. Thy Neighbour's Wife. London: Jonathan Cape, (1923). Octavo, original navy cloth, original dust jacket. $950.
First edition of the author's first novel, inscribed: "To Leslie Shandy from Liam O'Flaherty."
Called "the finest Irish writer of his generation" by John Banville in the Irish Times, O'Flaherty developed a style that combined an appreciation for the beauty of Ireland's natural landscape with a willingness to confront the brutality of Irish life. In Thy Neighbour's Wife, O'Flaherty writes about the Aran Islands from the perspective of a native. Ex-library, with small sticker and stamp on dust jacket flap.
Book about-fine, price-clipped dust jacket with light wear to extremities and slight toning to spine. A near-fine inscribed copy.