PADDY FINUCANE

A Memoir of Wing Commander Brendan Finucane DSO DFC

Signed by James Reynolds

  • Price: £ 85

Signed by James Reynolds, 1943

Published by Edmond Byrne Hackett, New York 1942. First and only edition

Very Good condition hardback book in green boards with embossed shamrock and a Very Good condition dustjacket.  The dustjacket has a tiny amount of edgewear to the corners but looks smart in a protective cover.   

This slim volume published shortly after Paddy’s death in July 1942 is a rare find on this side of the Atlantic.  It lyrically describes Paddy’s brief but meteoric life through a series of personal anecdotes without all the dry facts and detail which can be found in other books.

James Reynolds (1891 – 1957) was an Irish-American writer of non-fiction and short fiction stories. He was also a talented painter and expert horseman.

A rare signed book for a Battle of Britain collection and a heartfelt tribute to an Irish hero.