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Ireland has been blessed with amazing Irish womem author’s in Literature, Poetry, Political and Historical works. Is this section you will find authors such as Maria Edgeworth, Sylvia Plath, Lady Gregory, Sommerville & Ross, M.F Cusack, Countess Markievicz, Lady Morgan, Edna O’Brien, Iris Murdoch and much more.Throughout our website you can also access book’s published by the Dun Emer Press founded by Evelyn Gleeson and the Cuala Press founded by Elizabeth Corbet Yeats.

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AUSTEN, Jane. Pride and Prejudice
AUSTEN, Jane. Pride and Prejudice. New York: Barnes & Noble, 2011. Demy octavo. pp. [vi], 361. Bound in crimson morocco, covers framed by a single gilt fillet with floral tools in corners. Spine divided into six panels by five gilt raised bands, title and author in gilt on blue morocco labels in the second and […]
275.00
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
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
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
Fall of the Gaelic Lords. 1534-1616. 
KILROY, Patricia: Fall of the Gaelic Lords. 1534-1616. 
KILROY, Patricia. Dublin: By Éamonn De Búrca for Edmund Burke Publisher, 2008. pp. x, 192. Illustrated. Pictorial dust jacket. No period in Irish history is quite so full of drama, heroism and tragedy as the eighty-odd years from the mid 16th to the early 17th centuries: the age of the fall of the Gaelic lords. […]
35.00
LEE, Harper: To Kill a Mockingbird [SIGNED ANNIVERSARY EDITION]
Harper Collins, New York, 1993. First edition, first printing of the 35th Anniversary edition of the author’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel. Octavo, original half cloth. Signed by Harper Lee on the half-title page. Fine in a fine dust jacket. To Kill a Mockingbird became an immediate bestseller and won the 1961 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction.
950.00
LEE, Harper: To Kill a Mockingbird [SIGNED EDITION]
SIGNED 35th ANNIVERSARY EDITION OF THE PULITZER PRIZE-WINNING NOVEL HarperCollins, New York, 1993. First edition, first printing of the 35th Anniversary edition of the author’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel. Octavo, original half cloth. Signed by Harper Lee on the half-title page. Fine in a fine dust jacket. To Kill a Mockingbird became an immediate bestseller and […]
950.00
The Bookshop on the Quay.
LYNCH, Patricia: The Bookshop on the Quay.
LYNCH, Patricia. The Bookshop on the Quay. Illustrated by Peggy Fortnum. London: Dent, 1956. First edition. pp. vi, 186. Green cloth, title in gilt on spine. A fine copy in priceclipped pictorial dust jacket. Scarce. See illustration on previous page. Patricia Lynch (1898-1972), children’s author, was born in Cork, her childhood memories began in her […]
175.00
LYNCH, Patricia. Eibhlín agus Séamus. Maighread nic Mhaicín a rinne an leagan Gaedhilge.
George Altendorf a rinne na pictiúirí. Baile Átha Cliath: Oifig an tSoláthair, 1942. Crown octavo. An chéad Chló. pp. 339. Red papered boards, titled in black. A very good copy. Scarce. [L3 3F]
65.00
MANGAN, James Clarence. The Poets and Poetry of Munster [SIGNED BY LADY GREGORY]
THE COOLE LIBRARY COPY – SIGNED BY LADY GREGORY MANGAN, James Clarence. The Poets and Poetry of Munster: A selection of Irish songs by the poets of the last century. With poetical translations by the Late James Clarence Mangan, now for the first time published. With the Original Music, and Biographical Sketches of the Authors. By John […]
775.00
MILNE, A.A. Now We are Six
London: Methuen & Co., 1927. Crown octavo. pp. xii, 104. Full burgundy morocco, covers framed by single gilt fillets; gilt vignettes of Christopher Robin playing with a train on front cover and Winnie the Pooh and piglet on lower; splash marbled endpapers; red and green endbands. All edges gilt. Boards fresh and bright. Binding firm […]
565.00
Murdoch, Iris: The Book and the Brotherhood.
Murdoch, Iris: The Book and the Brotherhood.
The Franklin Library ; Signed First Edition, Pennsylvania, U.S.A., 1988. Leather. Condition: Fine. Illustrator by Mikhail Ivenitsky. Bound in brown morocco with gold tooling. All edges gilt, ribbon place holder. Marbled endpapers. Publisher’s promotional letter included.
175.00
Ní DHUBHGAILL, C. Máire (Crissie M. Doyle). Women in Ancient and Modern Ireland.
Ní DHUBHGAILL, C. Máire (Crissie M. Doyle). Women in Ancient and Modern Ireland.
ILLUSTRATED BY GRACE PLUNKETT Cover illustration by Grace Plunkett, other illustrations from original sketches by Saibh Ní Treinseach. Dublin: The Kenny Press, 65 Middle Abbey Street, 1917. pp. 40. Pictorial wrappers. Small portion of lower right hand corner of upper wrapper missing. A very good copy. COPAC locates the TCD copy only. With chapters on: […]
350.00
O’BRIEN, Edna: The High Road
O’BRIEN, Edna. The High Road. 113 London: Weidenfeld, 1988. First edition. pp. [xii], 180. Brown paper boards, title in gilt along spine. A fine copy in fine dust jacket. L3 6F
65.00
O'FAOLÁIN, Eileen. The Children of Crooked Castle.
O’FAOLÁIN, Eileen. The Children of Crooked Castle.
An Irish Fairy Story. Illustrated. Dublin: Browne and Nolan, n.d. (c.1949). Blue faded cloth, title in red on upper cover and along spine. A good copy.
125.00
O’Brien, Edna: A Fanatic Heart. Signed Ltd First Edition.
O’Brien, Edna: A Fanatic Heart. Signed Ltd First Edition.
Franklin Center, Pennsylvania, 1984. Hardcover. First Edition; First Printing. Fine, full leather, accented in 22kt gold. Printed on archival paper with gilded edges. The endsheets are of moire fabric with a silk ribbon page marker. Smyth sewing and concealed muslin joints. This book is in full leather with hubbed spines.; Signed by Edna O Brien. […]
275.00
OWENSON, Miss. Patriotic Sketches of Ireland, written in Connaught. Two volumes.
OWENSON, Miss. Patriotic Sketches of Ireland, written in Connaught. Two volumes.
OWENSON, Miss. Patriotic Sketches of Ireland, written in Connaught. Two volumes. London: Printed for Richard Phillips, No. 6, Bridge-Street, Blackfriars, By T. Gillet, Wild-Court, 1807. pp. (1) [iii], xii, 178 (2) [iii], 162, [163-168 (books recently published by R. Phillips)]. Contemporary half calf over marbled boards, spine divided into six compartments by double gilt fillets, […]
2,350.00
PAŠETA, Senia. Irish Nationalist Women, 1900-1918.
PAŠETA, Senia. Irish Nationalist Women, 1900-1918. Cambridge: University Press, 2013. Medium octavo. pp. xii, 292. Black papered boards, titled in gilt. A fine copy in pictorial dust jacket. [TVR 7D]
95.00
PLATH, Sylvia: Ariel. Fine first edition.
PLATH, Sylvia: Ariel. Fine first edition.
London: Faber and Faber, 1965 First edition. pp. 86. Bound in modern full red morocco, covers ruled by a single gilt fillet, titled in gilt on spine. A fine copy of the rare first edition in slipcase. L1 11A
1,250.00
PLATH, Sylvia. Crossing the Water.
PLATH, Sylvia. Crossing the Water.
London: Faber and Faber, 1971 First edition. pp. 64. Bound in modern full tan morocco, covers ruled by a single gilt fillet, titled in gilt on spine. A fine copy of the rare first edition in slipcase. L1 11A
1,250.00
PLATH, Sylvia. The Bell Jar.
PLATH, Sylvia. The Bell Jar.
New York: Harper & Row, 1971. First American edition, the first to be published under Plath’s name. pp. [7], 311. Bound in modern full red morocco, covers ruled by a single gilt fillet, titled in gilt on spine. A fine copy of the rare first edition in slipcase. Originally published under the pseudonym [Victoria Lucas] […]
1,250.00
FINE FIRST EDITION London: Faber and Faber, 1971 First edition. pp. 55. Bound in modern full blue morocco, covers ruled by a single gilt fillet, titled in gilt on spine. A fine copy of the rare first edition in slipcase. [wpecpp name='PLATH, Sylvia. Winter Trees' price='1250'] €1,250.00 L1 11A 1973 PLATH, Sylvia.
PLATH, Sylvia. Winter Trees.
FINE FIRST EDITION London: Faber and Faber, 1971 First edition. pp. 55. Bound in modern full blue morocco, covers ruled by a single gilt fillet, titled in gilt on spine. A fine copy of the rare first edition in slipcase. L1 11A 1973 PLATH, Sylvia.
1,250.00
PLUNKETT, Grace. Doctors Recommend It. An Abbey Theatre Tonic in 12 Doses.
PLUNKETT, Grace. Doctors Recommend It. An Abbey Theatre Tonic in 12 Doses.
PLUNKETT, Grace. Doctors Recommend It. An Abbey Theatre Tonic in 12 Doses. Illustrated. Foreword by T.C. Murray. Dublin: At the Sign of the Three Candles, 1930. Oblong quarto. pp. [29]. Cream coarse linen, title on green printed label on upper cover. Edition limited to 500 copies. A fine copy in repaired dust jacket. Grace Vandeleur […]
950.00
RIVERS, Elizabeth: Exhibition of Drawings and Wood Cuts by Elizabeth Rivers. Held at Daniel Egan’s Gallery, 38 St. Stephen’s Green, Dublin, May 11 – 23, 1936.
Dublin: Star Ltd., 1936. Single octavo sheet folded. Small tear to margin. A fine copy. Rare. [L4BC1 File H Top]
95.00
SOMERVILLE, E. OE. & ROSS, Violet Martin. The Hitchcock Edition of Somerville and Ross.
SOMERVILLE, E. OE. & ROSS, Violet Martin. The Hitchcock Edition of Somerville and Ross.
A SUPERB SET OF THE SIGNED LIMITED EDITION SOMERVILLE, E. OE. & ROSS, Violet Martin. The Hitchcock Edition of Somerville and Ross. With a forward by Harry Worcester Smith. Sporting Works: Some Experiences of an Irish R.M.; Further Experience of an Irish R.M.; In Mr. Knox’s Country; Dan Russell the Fox; All on the Irish […]
1,265.00
STOKES, Margaret. Notes on the Cross of Cong. Illustrated with two chromo-lithographs and two cuts
STOKES, Margaret. Notes on the Cross of Cong. Illustrated with two chromo-lithographs and two cuts. Dublin: Printed at the Dublin University Press by Ponsonby and Weldrick for Private Circulation, 1895. Quarto. pp. [4], 12, 2 (lithographs). Quarter blue linen on original boards, printed in red and black. Inoffensive water stain to corner of upper cover. […]
675.00

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