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Mitchel, John
Jail journal; or, five years in British prisons
published at the Office of the "Citizen", 1854. First edition, 8vo, pp. viii, 9-370; original pebbled-grained olive-green cloth, decorative blind-stamping on covers and spine, lozenge in gilt central on upper cover; textblock a bit toned; spine extremities and corners scuffed; otherwise good and sound. Presentation copy; inscribed in ink on the front free endpaper by John Mitchel to Mrs. Blennerhassett, dated at New York, Dec. 13, 1856. "Commenced on board the Sheatwater Steamer, in Dublin Bay, continued at Spike Island - on board the Scourge War Steamer - on board the "Dromedary" Hulk, Bermuda - on board the Neptune Convict Ship - at Pernambuco - at the Cape of Good Hope (during the Anti-Convict Rebellion) - at Van Diemen's Land - at Sydney - at Tahiti - at San Francisco - at Greytown - and concluded at No. 3 Pier, North River, New York." John Mitchel was an Irish nationalist and a member of the Young Ireland Movement. In 1850 he was arrested and transported first to Bermuda, then the Cape of Good Hope. In 1853 he successfully escaped to the United States and founded the Citizen newspaper, for which he served as the editor. In 1857 he also established the Southern Citizen. In the United States he was known for his pro-slavery advocacy. [Attributes: First Edition]
Bookseller: Rulon-Miller Books (rulonmillerbooks) [Saint Paul, Minnesota, United States]
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