Dublin and London: Maunsel & Co., Ltd., 1919. First edition of O’Casey’s scarce first book. O’Casey used the Irish form of his name (O’Cathasaigh) for his early work (the initial “P” in this booklet is a misprint). This is an account of the formation of the Irish army during the Dublin strike of 1913-14, and of the part it played during World War I. Bottom corner of front wrapper torn. A very good copy in a specially made clothfolding case. Original gray printed wrappers. Small octavo. [vii], [1, blank], 72 pp. Publisher’s ads on insides of front and back wrappers. Item #8054
Ayling and Durkan A9.