Cookies on oxfam

We use cookies to ensure that you have the best experience on our website. If you continue browsing, we’ll assume that you are happy to receive all our cookies. You can change your cookie settings at any time. Find out more Close

  • Grows vegetables
  • Fills classrooms
  • Drills wells
  • Empowers women
  • Fights poverty

Reminiscences of a Maynooth Professor

£24.99

Product description

A memoir by Kilkenny-born priest, Walter McDonald, who served on the staff of Maynooth from the last quarter of the nineteenth century to his death in 1920. The Very Rev. Walter McDonald was the son of a Irish tenant farmer. His was a strange career. He became a professor of dogmatic theology, but his first work was placed upon the Index at Rome. He failed to get an imprimatur for any of his seven theological books which he afterwards wrote; yet retained his position as director of post-graduate studies at Maynooth until his death after thirty continuous service on the college staff. His original views and fearless attitude towards authority brought him constantly into conflict with the Irish hierarchy; and in despair of finding freedom to publish his personal views, he wrote this outspoken volume of memoirs for publication after his death.
A rare, original, first edition of this book, published in 1925. This copy is in very good condition. Dust jacket in pretty good condition, with a few small tears to the top and some stains and browning. Outer black board cover in very good condition with some fading to top. Owner's name inside front cover. Inside pages very good and clean with minor foxing to the edges. A very good, tidy copy of this rare book.

Item details

Added value:
First Edition
Author(s):
McDonald, Walter
Condition:
Used: very good
Edition:
1925
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
416
Publisher:
Jonathan Cape

Standard UK Delivery (£3.95 per order)

Delivery FAQs

Free returns

within 21 days.
Returns policy

About this item

A memoir by Kilkenny-born priest, Walter McDonald, who served on the staff of Maynooth from the last quarter of the nineteenth century to his death in 1920. The Very Rev. Walter McDonald was the son of a Irish tenant farmer. His was a strange career. He became a professor of dogmatic theology, but his first work was placed upon the Index at Rome. He failed to get an imprimatur for any of his seven theological books which he afterwards wrote; yet retained his position as director of post-graduate studies at Maynooth until his death after thirty continuous service on the college staff. His original views and fearless attitude towards authority brought him constantly into conflict with the Irish hierarchy; and in despair of finding freedom to publish his personal views, he wrote this outspoken volume of memoirs for publication after his death.
A rare, original, first edition of this book, published in 1925. This copy is in very good condition. Dust jacket in pretty good condition, with a few small tears to the top and some stains and browning. Outer black board cover in very good condition with some fading to top. Owner's name inside front cover. Inside pages very good and clean with minor foxing to the edges. A very good, tidy copy of this rare book.

Added value:
First Edition
Author(s):
McDonald, Walter
Condition:
Used: very good
Edition:
1925
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
416
Publisher:
Jonathan Cape

Delivery & returns

This item will be dispatched to UK addresses via second class post within 2 working days of receipt of your order. Standard UK delivery is £3.95 per order , so you're only charged once no matter how many items you have in your basket. Any additional courier charges will be applied at checkout as they vary depending on delivery address.

You can find out more about delivery and returns in our help section.

We offer a no quibble returns policy as follows:

Wedding dresses: 14 days

Overseas returns: 31 days

Everything else: 21 days


This item is also available for international delivery by airmail, carrying a mandatory delivery charge of:

Europe: £6.50

Outside Europe: £11.50

Volunteer listed

Wonder how this unique item ended up online?

Most of the second-hand items you see online have been donated, by supporters like you, to our high street stores. Each item is then priced, photographed and listed on this site by our amazing team of volunteers from across the country.

After you have bought your item, our team of volunteers package and dispatch it from the Shop straight to you or your chosen recipient.

All profits from the sales of our goods go towards funding Oxfam's work around the world. We rely on your donations to sell online so please keep the cycle of goodness going!

To find out more about volunteering with Oxfam, please visit our how to volunteer page.

Oxfam Books & Music Wells

Oxfam is the UK's largest second hand bookseller, but it doesn't stop there. We sell a great range of donated music as well as books of all sorts. Whether it's vintage LPs or the latest modern fiction you want, we're well worth a look! We also sell Fairtrade food, Fairtrade cleaning products and greetings cards. Call us for more information. Please contact store directly for opening hours.

View Shop