William O’Brien was an Irish Nationalist, journalist, party leader, MP in the House of Commons and an influential political figure in Ireland in the Irish National movement. This 1910 book reveals the political difficulties facing Ireland at the time.


London: Macmillian, 1910. First edition. Hardback. 4to. xxxix, 478 pp. Publisher’s green cloth, lettered gilt at spine. One black and white frontispiece and seven further plates.


Condition:  Former Folklore Society library book with “Presentation Copy” blind-stamp at title-page and other stamps at front endpaper, hinges cracked at prelims but still holding, pages uncut at rear, untrimmed fore-edge browned, covers a little used, spine heavily faded, else a solid, if slightly used, very good example.


An Olive Branch in Ireland and Its History – William O’Brien