King Goshawk and the Birds - INSCRIBED TO WIFE O'Duffy, Eimar : Macmillan, 1926, first edition, 319 pages + adds. Signed copy. ""To My Wife With Love" & signed by O'Duffy on title page. Some decoloration & splitting of spine. Eimar Ultan O'Duffy (29 September 1893 – 21 March 1935) was born in Dublin and educated at Stonyhurst College in Lancashire and at University College Dublin. He was an influential person in the 1916 Easter Rising when he prevented Bulmer Hobson from stopping the Rising from happening by incarcerating him. Aside from his duties during the Rising, O'Duffy has been a prolific writer. His The Wasted Island, published in 1919 by Martin Lester Publication in Dublin and republished in 1920 by Dodd, Mead and Company in New York, has been regarded as his notable literary work. His wife Cathlean nee Kathleen Patricia Cruise O'Brien was the sister of Conor Cruise O'Brien. Very good copy, sections of the original dust wrapper pasted in rear + two articles pasted in, one referring to O'Duffy & one large article from the Listener about O'Duffy's works.