Dublin / London: William McGee / George Bell and Sons, 1880.

Price: $225.00

Hardcover. First edition, first issue (with "The 'Fountain' Badge" notice following the contents page). Large octavo. 168pp. Blue cloth decorated in gold. Owner's name and address on front pastedown, few pages are quite foxed, else a near fine copy. Ferguson "laboured tirelessly, often at great cost to his health, to promote awareness of ancient Irish culture in Victorian Ireland... He greatly influenced the young W. B. Yeats, who wrote one of his earliest essays on the older poet and continued his use of Irish legend...". [The Oxford Companion to Irish Literature, p.186].

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Item #508973 Poems. Samuel FERGUSON.