Boston: The Pilot Publishing Co., 1889. Hardcover. Twelvemo (17.5 cm); vii, 315,  pp. Publisher's brown cloth stamped in gilt. Some general rubbing and wear to extremities; boards slightly cocked. Owner's name to front pastedown otherwise clean throughout. A very good copy. John Boyle O'Reilly (1844-1890) dedicated Moondyne, his most famous work, "To All Who Are in Prison," a fitting dedication from a man who spent years of his early adult life in English prisons and subsequently in a penal colony in Western Australia for his membership in the Irish Republican Brotherhood. After escaping and emigrating to the United States, O'Reilly became a noted journalist, newspaper editor, poet, and novelist in the Irish community. Moondyne is loosely based on the life of the infamous bushranger, Moondyne Joe, and O'Reilly's own experiences in Western Australia's penal colony. Very Good. Item #01021
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