Up and at It.
Dublin. New Square Publications Ltd. 1965. 1st Edition. Hardcover. 8vo. 21cm, The First Edition, 28p., on laid paper, with 6 sketch illustrations, maroon red cloth, gilt title on black leather on the upper cover, gilt spine titles, a staple holes on the free fly, near fine ~ Signed Copy poet on title page, "The Bowens", with the author's name crossed out and signed "Brendan Kennelly", rare. Six poems featuring Kerryman, Moloney and dedicated "For all suffering Wild Men". The black comedic rantings, in the vernacular, of Moloney at various stages of drunkenness. Illustrated by John Verling*. Laid-in are contemporary newspaper clippings including a review of "Up and at It" and the announcement of Kennelly's appointment as Professor of Modern Literature at Trinity College, Dublin (1969). From the library of Desmond Bowen, Professor of Ecclesiastical and Irish History at Carleton University, Ottawa. A very rare early Kennelly publication later enlarged and entitled "Malony Up and at It. (1984). Limited 500 copies, credits the illustrations to John Velling. Item #40224