George Augustus Moore (24 February 1852 – 21 January 1933) was an Irish novelist, short-story writer, poet, art critic, memoirist and dramatist. Moore came from a Roman Catholic landed family who lived at Moore Hall in Carra, County Mayo. He originally wanted to be a painter, and studied art in Paris during the 1870s. There, he befriended many of the leading French artists and writers of the day.As a naturalistic writer, he was amongst the first English-language authors to absorb the lessons of the French realists, and was particularly influenced by the works of Émile Zola. His writings influenced James Joyce, according to the literary critic and biographer Richard Ellmann, and, although Moore's work is sometimes seen as outside the mainstream of both Irish and British literature, he is as often regarded as the first great modern Irish novelist.
Edition: 2; 2nd ed.
Illustrations: Plates; By Émile Zola. Translated from the 63rd French edition. Illustrated with sixteen page engravings, from designs by Georges Bellenger.; Vol. 10 of the author's Rougon-Macquart series.; Preface signed: George Moore.
by George Moore; Inscribed by the author; "This edition is limited to one thousand and fifty numbered and signed copies of which one thousand only are for sale. This is No. ... " -- colophon
by George Moore; "... Limited to one thousand and thirty copies printed from hand-set type on Van Gelder paper. One thousand copies are for sale and thirty are for presentation. no.746." Signed by the author; The scenario for this drama was published in 1911
Benn's Essex library edition (variation of 1st ed.). Gilcher, Moore: A22-4a; by George Moore; Bound in brown cloth with gilt lettering and decoration on spine
by George Moore; "500 copies ... printed"--p. 
by George Moore.; The English Faculty Library copy is a 1925 printing, which has the comment "First published, in a limited edition only, in 1921" on the title page verso.