Cat.No: 272749 The Blossomy Bough. Shaemas O'Sheel, taken name of James Shields.

The Blossomy Bough

New York: The Franklin Press, 1912. Hardcover. 109p., lightly-worn likely first edition of the poet's first book in plain gray boards and paper spine and cover title labels.

Third generation Irish American poet who never visited the Emerald Isle. He was active in the Irish independence movement and a communist who supported the Soviet Union yet disagreed with its foreign policies, leading his work being banned from The New Masses and other Communist publications. There is a slight discrepancy in the publication dates.

Cat.No: 272749

Price: $20.00