In Bohemia.

Boston: Pilot Publishing Co., 1886. First American edition. Hardcover. Includes no Australian poems, mostly Irish or American, such as Grant - 1885, about the Civil War general. Irish-born O'Reilly was dedicated to the Fenian cause, and was transported to Western Australia in 1868 on the last convict ship sent to Australia. He succeeded in escaping to America on the whaling ship "Gazelle" two years later. In the US, he became a prominent literary figure, eventually as editor of The Globe. He was also instrumental in arranging another rescue ship to Western Australia, "The Bark Catalpa". Many of his poems contain references to Australia. He is considered the first poet associated with Western Australia. 8vo, 5 + 97pp and 21pp of ads. B&w photo frontispiece. Dark brown cloth w/ gilt stamping on front and spine. A fine copy with the very slightest rubbing on extremes. Not in M&Mc. Fine. Item #4646

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