The Challenge of the Sentry and Other Stories of the Irish War. David HOGAN, pseud Frank Gallagher.

The Challenge of the Sentry and Other Stories of the Irish War

New York: Irish Industries Depot, N.d. [ca 1928]. First American Edition. A collection of short stories of the Irish War for Independence, written under a pseudonym by Frank Gallagher, a key figure in the rebel movement. Gallagher spent much of the Twenties in prison for his IRA activities and was a close associate of both Erskine Childers and Eamon de Valera. The stories in this collection were (according to a statement on verso of t.p.) originally written for The Monitor, a New York periodical for Republicans-in-exile; the book clearly appeared first in Dublin, with publication in the U.S., from the Irish sheets, soon after. The American edition is considerably scarcer, especially in jacket. Demi Octavo (19cm). Blue cloth boards, lettered in black on spine and front cover; dustjacket; 234pp. Old bump to upper corner of front board, else a fresh, Near Fine copy in a beautifully-preserved dustwrapper, unmarked and unworn, essentially Fine. First American edition, bound from the Irish sheets (printed at the Talbot Press, Dublin).

Price: $300.00