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ALDRIN, Buzz: Reaching for the Moon [SIGNED BY BUZZ ALDRIN]
First Edition, First Printing in fine condition. Fine in fine dust-jacket. This copy is SIGNED by Buzz Aldrin on the title page. Aldrin was one of the first two humans to land on the moon, becoming the second person to walk on the lunar surface. Reaching for the Moon was Adrin’s first collaboration with Wendell […]
325.00
ALLINGHAM, William & DOYLE, Richard: In Fairy – Land: A Series of Pictures from the Elf World.
With a poem, by William Allingham. London & Sydney: The Bodley Head, 1981. Folio. Facsimile edition reproduced from The Osborne Collection of Early Children’s Books, Toronto Public Library, by Holp Shuppan, Publishers, Tokyo, 1981. Printed in Japan. Folio. pp. [4], 31. 16 leaves of plates. Green gilt stamped cloth, spine and upper cover with gilt […]
1,250.00
BECKETT, Samuel: Come and Go (Signed Limited Edition)
BECKETT, Samuel. Come and Go. A Dramaticule. Illustrated. London: Calder and Boyars, 1967. First edition. pp. 10. Grey buckram, upper cover ruled in gilt with title and author. Edition limited to 100 copies (64) signed by the author. A fine copy in slipcase.Samuel Beckett, poet, novelist, and dramatist was born in Foxrock, County Dublin in […]
1,250.00
BECKETT, Samuel: Company (Signed Limited Edition)
BECKETT, Samuel. Company. London: Calder, 1980. Medium octavo. pp. 89. True first edition, first printing. Quarter vellum on brown linen, title and reproduced signature of Beckett in gilt. Deluxe first edition, limited to 100 copies, signed by Samuel Beckett on titlepage. This copy signed but not numbered on the titlepage. Browning to the spine. All […]
1,250.00
BECKETT, Samuel: Disjecta
BECKETT, Samuel: Disjecta. Miscellaneous Wirtings and a Dramatic Fragment
BECKETT, Samuel. Disjecta Miscellaneous Writings and a Dramatic Fragment. Edited with a foreword by Ruby Cohn. London: John Calder, 1983. First edition. pp. 178. Red papered boards, titled in gilt on spine. A fine copy in dust jacket lightly faded to the spine. L4 BC2 2B
75.00
BECKETT, Samuel: Eh Joe
BECKETT, Samuel: Eh Joe
BECKETT, Samuel. Eh Joe and Other Writings. 904 London: Faber and Faber, 1967. pp. 44. Burgundy cloth, titled in gilt. A fine copy in lightly frayed price-clipped dust jacket.
85.00
BECKETT, Samuel: Ill Seen Ill Said (Signed LIMITED EDITION)
BECKETT, Samuel. Ill Seen Ill Said. California: Lord John Press, 1982. First edition. pp. 45, [1]. Original dark blue quarter calf on blue marbled boards, title in gilt along spine. Printed in black and blue on mould-made Bugra-butten paper. Edition limited to 299 numbered copies and 26 lettered copies. This is a ‘Presentation Copy’ signed […]
950.00
BECKETT, Samuel: More Pricks than Kicks (Signed Limited Edition)
Author Title Catalog Mainhead Pub Place Price Location Summary PubDate Sort BECKETT, Samuel. More Pricks than Kicks. 904 SIGNED LIMITED EDITION London: Calder & Boyars, 1970. pp. 21, [1]. Quarter white calf on brown cloth boards, title in gilt on upper cover and on spine. Edition limited to 100 copies (No. 64) signed and number […]
1,650.00
BECKETT, Samuel: The Lost Ones
BECKETT, Samuel: The Lost Ones
BECKETT, Samuel. The Lost Ones. London: John Calder, 1979. pp. 62. Purple papered boards, titled in gilt on. A very good copy in very good dust jacket.
95.00
BECKETT, Samuel: The Lost Ones (Signed Limited Edition)
BECKETT, Samuel. The Lost Ones. Translated from the original French by the author. London: Calder & Boyars, 1972. First English edition. pp. 63. Quarter white calf on grey-brown linen boards, title in gilt on upper cover and on spine. Limited edition of one hundred copies, signed and numbered by the author (77). Top edge gilt. […]
1,250.00
BECKETT, Samuel. For to End Yet Again and other Fizzles.
London: Calder, 1976. First English edition. Crown octavo. pp. 54. Brown papered boards, titled in gilt along spine. A fine copy in fine price-clipped dust jacket. Originally published in ‘Minuit’ and together as ‘Pour Finir Encore et autres foirades’, Paris 1976. The first British collected edition of some short prose works collected and published in […]
95.00
BECKETT, Samuel. Happy Days. A Play in Two Acts.
London: Faber and Faber, 1962. First edition. pp. 48. Red cloth, titled in gilt. A fine copy in fine dust jacket.
165.00
BECKETT, Samuel. Proust (First Edition)
BECKETT, Samuel. Proust. London: Chatto & Windus, 1931. First edition. pp. [5], 72. Original pictorial cream papered boards. A very good copy in pictorial frayed and chipped dust jacket. L1 BC2 1B
375.00
BECKETT, Samuel. Stirrings Still. Illustrated by Louis le Brocquy
Signed Limited Edition New York: Blue Moon, & London: John Calder, 1988. Folio. pp. [44]. Bound in quarter vellum parchment with a natural linen and cotton cloth stamped with a motif by the artist in eighteen-carat gold, backstrip lettered in gilt. Limited edition of 226 copies, numbered one to two hundred and 26 hors commerce […]
3,950.00
BEHAN, Brendan: The Hostage Programme at the Wyndham’s Theatre on 11th June 1959.
Brendan Behan’s Hostage. Performed at the Wyndham’s Theatre on 11th June 1959.
45.00
BINCHY, Maeve: Dublin 4 [Signed by the Author]
Dublin: Ward River Press, 1986. First edition. Foolscap octavo. Pictorial wrappers. Signed presentation copy from Maeve to Kate, dated 8th May, 1982. A very good copy. Contents: Dinner in Donnybrook; Flat in Ringsend; Decision in Belfield; Murmurs in Montrose
95.00
BINCHY, Maeve: My First Book
Dublin: Irish Times, 1970. First edition.  Pictorial wrappers in near fine condition. Rare to find a copy of Binchy’s first book in such condition, which was published by The Irish Times. L3 7F
95.00
BLACKBURNE, E. Owens. Illustrious Irishwomen
BLACKBURNE, E. Owens: Illustrious Irishwomen, being Memoirs of some of the Most Noted Irishwomen from the Earliest Age to the Present Century.
Two volumes. London: Tinsley, 1877. pp. (1) x, 414, (2) vi, 360. Contemporary half red morocco over marbled boards. Spines divided into six panels by five raised bands, title and volume number in second and third, the remainder with gilt laurel wreath; red and gold endbands; red and gold marbled endpapers. Top edges gilt. A […]
375.00
BLAKE, W.O. History of Slavery and the Slave Trade in Ancient and Modern Time
BLAKE, W.O. History of Slavery and the Slave Trade in Ancient and Modern Times (The forms of slavery that prevailed in ancient nations, particularly in Greece and Rome, The African slave trade and the political history of slavery in the United States). With frontispiece and twelve full-page illustrations. Columbus: Miller, 1860. Royal octavo. pp. xvi, […]
475.00
BOWE, Nicola Gordon. Harry Clarke: His Graphic Art.
BOWE, Nicola Gordon. Harry Clarke: His Graphic Art.
BOWE, Nicola Gordon. Harry Clarke: His Graphic Art. Prospectus for the book of the same name, to be issued as a signed limited edition. 908 REFERENCE WORKS Mountrath: Dolmen Press, 1982. L4 File B 1982 REFERBOWE, Nicola Gordon.
65.00
BROWN, Dan. The Da Vinci Code [Signed first edition].
BROWN, Dan. The Da Vinci Code [Signed first edition].
SIGNED FIRST EDITION New York: Doubleday, 2003. First edition. Black paper boards, title in gilt on spine. Signed by Dan Brown on titlepage. A very good copy.  
275.00
CASH, Johnny. Man in Black [SIGNED FIRST EDITION]
Illustrated. Michigan: Zondervan, 1975. First edition. Demy octavo. pp. 244. Blue cloth, titled in gilt. Signed by Johnny Cash on titlepage. A fine copy in nearfine dust jacket with mylar cover. So many facts have come down in exaggerated form or out of context, who became a legend in his time gives you his own […]
750.00
CUSACK, M.F. The Nun of Kenmare. An autobiography.
Portrait frontispiece. London, Hodder, 1889. Crown octavo. pp. xx, 556. Light water-staining to prelims. Recent quarter morocco. Traces of old stain to lower margin of a few pages. A good copy. Very scarce. [TVR 4E]
275.00
Dahl Roald: The BFG
First edition, first impression. London: Jonathan Cape, 1982. Publisher’s original grey cloth with lettering to spine in gilt. Very good with some light toning. Previous owner’s signature scribbled out with date to front endpaper.. The original and unclipped dust jacket is very good with some edge wear, primarily to the top edge with spine foot […]
525.00
DANTE: The Divine Comedy of Dante Alighieri
Translated by The Rev. Henry F. Cary. Revised, with an introduction by Marie-Louise Egerton Castle. With chronological view of the age of Dante, additional notes, and index. London: George Bell, 1910. Foolscap octavo. pp. xxii, 515. Gilt decorated red morocco, spine divided into five panels by four gilt raised bands, title in gilt on olive-green […]
275.00
DARWIN, Charles. The Zoology of the Voyage of H.M.S. Beagle Under the Command of Captain Fitzroy During the Years 1832 to 1836. Illustrated with numerous coloured and black and white plates (some folding). Four volumes.
ROYAL GEOGRAPHICAL SOCIETY COMMEMORATIVE FACSIMILE London: Club Internacional del Libro for The Geographical Society, London, 1994. Quarto. Commemorative Facsimile Edition No. 196/1000. Volume I is signed by Dr. John Hemming, Director and Secretary of the R.G.S. Bound in half morocco with gilt border designs over marbled boards; spine elaborately tooled in gilt; marbled endpapers; green […]
850.00
DICKENS, Charles. A Christmas Carol. In prose. Being a Ghost Story of Christmas. 
Illustrations by John Leech. London: Chapman and Hall,, 1886. Reprint. Foolscap octavo. pp. [viii], 166pp +[2] adverts, plus Leech’s text illustrations and the 4 monochrome plates. Original binding of almost silken red cloth, decorated and titled in gilt to the same design as the earliest editions. Contents very clean and unmarked, with a faint pink mark to the […]
750.00
DOYLE, Roddy: Paula Spencer (Signed First Edition)
DOYLE, Roddy. Paula Spencer. 86 SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR London, Jonathan Cape, 2006. First. pp. [vi], 277. Signed by Roddy Doyle on the titlepage. L3 8F
150.00
FINDEN, Edward. The Beauties of Moore: A Series of Portraits of his Principal Female Characters, from Paintings by Eminent Artists, made expressly for the work. Engraved by, or under the immediate superintendence of, Mr. Edward Finden.
HAND-COLOURED COPY FINDEN, Edward. The Beauties of Moore: A Series of Portraits of his Principal Female Characters, from Paintings by Eminent Artists, made expressly for the work. Engraved by, or under the immediate superintendence of, Mr. Edward Finden. Borders designed by J. Marchant. With a memoir of the poet and descriptive letterpress. London, Edinburgh, Dublin […]
1,250.00
GEHRIG, Johann Martin. Gott ist die Reinste Liebe WITH FINE FORE-EDGE PAINTING – EARLY FINE VIEW OF HOBART
WITH FINE FORE-EDGE PAINTING – EARLY FINE VIEW OF HOBART     GEHRIG, Johann Martin. Gott ist die Reinste Liebe. Wursburg: 1825. 12mo. pp. 236, [4]. With half-title, frontispiece and one plate. Contemporary full green morocco, covers framed by a single gilt fillet and gilt draped curtain border. Flat spine divided into six panels, title in gilt […]
3,250.00
GILLIES, John. The History of Ancient Greece, Its Colonies And Conquests; From The Earliest Accounts, Till The Division Of The Macedonian Empire In The East. Including The History Of Literature, Philosophy, And The Fine Arts.
In Three Volumes. 117 Dublin: Printed for Messrs. Burnet, Colles, Moncrieffe, Exshaw, White, Byrne, Cash, Marchbank, M’Kenzie, Moore, Jones, 1786. Contemporary full tree calf. Covers framed by a single gilt fillet. Spines elaborately tooled in gilt. Label on front pastedown ‘Presented to the Library of the Dudley Working-men’s Conservative Club’ dated 1894. All edges green. […]
375.00
Faust by Goethe. From the German by John Anster.
GOETHE. Faust by Goethe. From the German by John Anster. With colour and black and white illustrations by Harry Clarke.
London: Harrap, 1925. 4to. First edition. pp. 254. Edition limited to 1,000 copies, signed by Harry Clarke. Recent quarter vellum on grey boards (replica binding). Faust by Goethe. From the German by John Anster. With colour and black and white illustrations by Harry Clarke. [L1 5D]
950.00
GONNE, Maud: The Coming of Lugh. A Celtic Wonder-Tale retold by Ella Young.
Illustrated by Maud Gonne. Dublin: Maunsel & Co., Ltd., 1909. pp. 16, + 4 leaves of colour illustration. Small quarto. Slate blue pictorial wrappers, lettered in silver. A fine copy. Very scarce. Illustrated with four exquisite coloured illustrations by Maud Gonne, and dedicated to her son Seaghan (Sean MacBride). Mananaun Mac Lir who ruled the ocean took the little […]
475.00
GORE-BOOTH, Eva. The Buried Life of Deirdre. With twelve illustrations [LIMITED TO 256 COPIES ONLY]
London: Longmans, 1926. First edition. Quarto. pp. xi, 64, 12 (drawings). Quarter linen on grey papered boards, title on printed label on upper cover and spine. Edition limited to 256 numbered copies. Minor wear to extremities. Top edge gilt. A very good copy. Rare. [L3 OD] COPAC locates 8 copies only. Eva Gore-Booth, the daughter of Sir Henry […]
875.00
GREENE, Graham. Our Man in Havana
An Entertainment. London: Published by The Reprint Society, 1960. Crown octavo. pp. 223. Quarter blue cloth on cream papered boards, title in red morocco label on spine. A very good copy in frayed pictorial dust jacket. [C147]
75.00
HEANEY, Seamus The Last Walk [SIGNED BY THE PUBLISHER]
Illustrated by Martin Gale. Oldcastle: Gallery Press, 2013. Medium octavo. First edition, first printing. Green linen, title blind-stamped on upper cover. One of 575 numbered copies, of which 500 are for sale. Signed by the publisher Peter Fallon. A fine copy in fine acetate dust jacket. Published posthumously, the book is a translation by Seamus […]
375.00
Seamus limited edition rare book
HEANEY, Seamus: Beowulf
HEANEY, Seamus. Beowulf. A Verse Translation. Illustrated by Becca Thorne. 122 London: The Folio Society, 2010. pp. 218. Quarter maroon morocco on dark red cloth with gilt interlacing decorative desigh, title and author in gilt on spine; maroon endpapers and endbands. Top edge gilt. A fine copy in slipcase. “The great relic of English literature […]
475.00
Seamus Heaney, Beowulf. [SIGNED]
HEANEY, Seamus: Beowulf. [SIGNED]
Beowulf. Translated by Seamus Heaney. London: Faber and Faber, 1999. First edition. pp. xxx, 106. Dark blue paper boards, title in gilt on spine. Signed by Seamus Heaney on titlepage. A fine copy in dust jacket. The great relic of English literature is the epic ‘Beowulf’. The poem is in West Saxon but was originally […]
575.00
Seamus Heaney, District and Circle. [SIGNED]
HEANEY, Seamus: District and Circle. [SIGNED]
London: Faber and Faber, 2006. First edition. Green paper boards. Signed by Seamus Heaney on titlepage. A fine copy in fine dust jacket. Seamus Heaney was born near Castledawson, County Derry, and grew up on his father’s small farm. He was the eldest in a Catholic family of nine children. Heaney attended St. Columb’s College, […]
575.00
Seamus Heaney, Door Into The Dark.
HEANEY, Seamus: Electric Light [Signed Edition]
London: Faber, 2001. First. pp. [x], 81. First edition. pp. [x], 81. Black paper boards, titled in white. Signed by Seamus Heaney. A fine copy of the first edition in fine dust jacket. Seamus Heaney (b.1939), poet, essayist and playwright, born in Co. Derry and brought up on a small farm between Toomebridge and Castledawson. […]
575.00
HEANEY, Seamus: Poems and a Memoir. [SIGNED LIMITED EDITION]
Selected and illustrated by Henry Pearson with an introduction by Thomas Flanagan and a preface by Seamus Heaney. New York: Limited Editions Club, 1982. First edition. Imperial octavo. pp. xviii, 153. Limited edition, signed by Seamus Heaney, Henry Pearson, and Thomas Flanagan. Bound in full brown morocco. Upper cover tooled in blind with an Ogham […]
1,350.00
Seamus Heaney, Station Island.
HEANEY, Seamus: Station Island.
New York: Farrer, Straus, Giroux, 1985 First American Edition. Quarter linen on cream paper boards. Signed presentation copy from Seamus Heaney, in Irish and English, dated 4th March, 1985. Also with two verses in Heaney’s own hand “for Stephen / Seamus / 4th March 1985”. A fine copy in fine illustrated dust jacket after a […]