London: Jonathan Cape, 1965. 8vo. 317 pp. FIRST EDITION, THIRD IMPRESSION. Frontispiece illustration of Gogarty. Original gray cloth in dust-jacket, small tear to top front edge, otherwise an excellent copy. Item #12196
First edition, third impression. Gogarty was called by Yeats “one of the great lyric poets of the age.” A fine surgeon, politician and playwright, Gogarty was said to “embody the life of Dublin itself during one of its richest and most turbulent periods. He was the garrulous and flamboyant drinking companion of James Joyce, the exuberant and mocking wit who delighted George Moore, and a friend and inspiration to the man who was high priest of the Irish literary renaissance, William Butler Yeats.” O’Connor was appointed by Gogarty himself to write this biography, and he spent six years completing the research.