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Griffin, Talis Qualis; or Tales of the Jury Room.

Griffin, Gerald. Talis Qualis; or Tales of the Jury Room. First Edition, published posthumously. Dublin, James Duffy & Sons, no year [1842]. 8°. Fromtispiece and titlepage: Original steel engravings, 463 pages. Original Hardcover. Green cloth with gilt lettering and ornament on spine. Beautifully tooled boards with irish harp embossed on frontcover. Excellent condition with only minor signs of external wear. This is NOT a reprint. This is the original. FIRST EDITION. Very Rare ! Name of preowner on endpaper (W. Collins).

Includes for example the following chapters: Antrim Jack and his General / Sir Dowling O'Hartigan / The Story-Teller at Fault etc.

Gerald Griffin (12 December 1803 – 12 June 1840) was an Irish novelist, poet and playwright.
Gerald Griffin was born in Limerick, Ireland, the son of a brewer. He went to London in 1823 and became a reporter for one of the daily papers, and later turned to writing fiction. One of his most famous works is The Collegians, a novel based on a trial he had reported on, that of John Scanlan, a Protestant Anglo-Irish man who murdered Ellen Hanley, a young Catholic Irish girl. The novel was adapted to the stage as The Colleen Bawn, by Dion Boucicault. In 1838, he burned all of his unpublished manuscripts and joined the Catholic religious order "Congregation of Christian Brothers" at The North Monastery, Cork, where he died from typhus fever.
Gerald Griffin has a street named after him in Limerick City and another in Cork City, Ireland. Loughill/Ballyhahill GAA club in west Limerick play under the name of Gerald Griffin. (Wikipedia)

Bibliography of Griffin created by Juliette Maffet (Université Blaise Pascal, Clermont-Ferrand) and Beatrix Färber, School of History, University College Cork, February 2012:

Tales of the Munster Festivals. [Includes Card drawing, The half sir, and Suil Dhuv, the coiner.] First published in London: Saunders and Otley, 1827–1842. 3 vols. (London 1862).
Holland-tide, or, Irish Popular Tales. London: 1827. Saunders and Otley [Further includes The Aylmers of Bally-Aylmer, The Hand and Word, Saint Martin's Day, The Brown Man, Persecutions of Jack-Edy, The unburied Legs, Owney and Owney-na-peak.]
Holland-Tide; or, Munster Popular Tales. London: 1827. W. Simpkin and R. Marshall.
Gisippus, or, The forgotten friend: a play in five acts as performed at Drury Lane. London: Maxwell, 1842; written around 1827.
The Collegians. London: Saunders and Otley 1829. 3 vols.
The Christian Physiologist: Tales illustrative of the five Senses (including The Day of Trial. [First published under the title The Deaf Filea]. London: Edward Bull, 1830. Reprint Dublin: James Duffy, 1860.
Tales of my neighbourhood. London, Saunders and Otley, 1835. 3 vols.
Talis Qualis: or, Tales of the Jury Room. London: Maxwell and Co. 1842. 3 vols. One-volume reprint published, Dublin: James Duffy, 1857.
The Duke of Monmouth. London: Maxwell and Co.; John Cumming, Dublin; and Bell and Bradfute, Edinburgh 1842. [First published in London, 1836. 3 vols.]
The rivals; Tracy's ambition. New York: Printed by J. & J. Harper, 1830. 2 vols. [First published as The Rivals and Tracy's Ambition, London, 1829. 3 vols. ]
Die Schufreunde [=The Collegians]. Translated into German by Karl von Killinger, Stuttgart, Tübingen 1848; 2 vols. [First published in 1843.]
Life and Works of Gerald Griffin. 8 vols. London 1842–43. (Contains: Vol. 1: Daniel Griffin, Life of Gerald Griffin Esq.; Vol. 2 The Collegians; Vol. 3 Tales of the Munster Festivals; Vol. 4 The Rivals and Tracy's Ambition; Vol. 5 Holland-Tide; Vol. 6 The Duke of Monmouth; Vol. 7 Talis Qualis or Tales of the Jury Room; Vol. 8 The Poetical Works
The Beautiful Queen of Leix, or, The Self-consumed: an Irish tale. Dublin: James Duffy, 1854.
The offering of friendship: or, Tales of the five Senses. Dublin: James Duffy, 1854.
The Voluptuary cured: an Irish take. Dublin: James Duffy [1854?]
Adventures of an Irish giant. Boston: Patrick Donahoe [c. 1852? John Cronin, Critical Biography p. 142]
The works of Gerald Griffin. (New York: D & J. Sadlier & Co., [1857].)
The poetical and dramatic works of Gerald Griffin. Dublin: James Duffy [c. 1850]. Reprinted several times.
A story of Psyche. Dublin: James Duffy, 1876.
The day of trial: an Irish tale. Dublin: James Duffy.
The young Milesian and the selfish Crotarie: A tale. Dublin: James Duffy.
Poems. Dublin: M. H. Gill 1886.
The knight without reproach. Dublin: James Duffy; n.d.


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Griffin, Talis Qualis; or Tales of the Jury Room.

Griffin, Talis Qualis; or Tales of the Jury Room.

Griffin, Talis Qualis; or Tales of the Jury Room.
Griffin, Talis Qualis; or Tales of the Jury Room.
Griffin, Talis Qualis; or Tales of the Jury Room.

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