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The Hostage.

Stock Code 111962

London, Methuen & Co Ltd, 1958

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Presentation copy inscribed to Paddy Joyce. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author to the actor Paddy Joyce in Irish Gaeilge to the front free endpaper, 'To Paddy Joyce - do Padraig ó seoige ó breandán ó beaicain Fágmuid súid mar ata sé Brendan Behan New Years Eve 1958'.

The Irish Gaeilge translates as, 'to Patrick Joyce from Brendan Behan we left things as they are' - a line from the Limerick Rake, an 18th-century folk song.

First edition, first impression, inscribed by the author; 8vo; some spotting to fore-edge and endpapers, else unmarked internally; publisher's black cloth, gilt lettering to spine, with the unclipped pictorial dustjacket, some rubbing to extremities, light toning to flaps at top edge and fold, else very good.

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Provenance: Paddy Joyce (author's presentation inscription).

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The Hostage.

BEHAN, Brendan.

Stock code: 111962

$3,155.00

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