Dublin: R. Grace, 1831. First Edition. A book-length poem in six cantos on the cause of Irish Nationalism, lengthily dedicated to "The Magnanimous Sons of Irish Independence." Of the author, little is to be discovered; according to various contemporary published accounts he was either a Belfast barrister; a Dublin tutor (and early preceptor to Denis MacCarthy); an exiled Irish nationalist; and/or an Australian astronomer. The book is notably uncommon, with no copies recorded in commerce since 1925; 15 in OCLC (of which 7 in North America). Octavo (23cm). Later (ca early 20th-c.) half-morocco over patterned paste-paper boards; xx, 240pp. Binding slightly scuffed at joints and spine ends, else a tight, well-preserved copy; Very Good.