A hardcover first edition, Talbot Press, 1936 of Francis MacManus's historical novel, Candle For The Proud
This is a former school library copy, with a notice saying' transfered to city library' - the only library evidence is an adhesive label on the inside front cover.
The second published book of a loose hisrorical trilogy . . MacManus began writing while still teaching, first publishing a trilogy set in Penal times and concerning the life of the Gaelic poet Donncha Rua Mac Conmara comprising the novels Stand and Give Challenge (1934), Candle for the Proud (1936) and Men Withering (1939).