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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. Emma. Illustrated by Fritz Kredel

AUSTEN, Jane. Emma. Illustrated by Fritz Kredel. Norwalk, Connecticut: Easton Press, 1983. Medium octavo. pp. xiv, 428. Full brown morocco, gilt decorated upper cover, titled in gilt; moiré-silk endpapers; gold and brown endbands.; white silkmarker. A fine copy.

175.00
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BINCKY, 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

125.00
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
EDGEWORTH, Maria. Letters for Literary Ladies.
EDGEWORTH, Maria. Letters for Literary Ladies.

“THE FEMALE RIGHT TO LITERATURE” EDGEWORTH, Maria. Letters for Literary Ladies. To which is added, an Essay on the Noble Science of Self-justification. London: Printed for J. Johnson. 1799. Second edition. Octavo. pp. v, [3], 240. Original grey papered boards, some wear to paper at head and foot of spine (binding sound), light wear to […]

2,500.00
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FOX, R.M: Rebel Irish Women

Progress House, Dublin, 1967. Soft Cover. In fine Condition: 112 pp. Illustrated. Contents include Maud Gonne, Constance de Markievicz. Eva Gore Booth, Mary MacSwiney, Grace Plunkett, Nora Connolly O’ Brien, Helena Molony, Hanna Sheehy – Skeffington, Maeve Cavanagh MacDowell, Dora Maguire, Charlotte Despard, Mother Jones. Lightly nicked at spine ends. Else v.g. Quite scarce 1967 […]

75.00
LEE, Harper: To Kill a Mockingbird [SIGNED EDITION]
LEE, Harper: To Kill a Mockingbird [SIGNED EDITION]

SIGNED 40th ANNIVERSARY EDITION OF THE PULITZER PRIZE-WINNING NOVEL HarperCollins, New York, 1999. First edition, first printing of the 40th 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 […]

1,000.00
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Louis Le Brocquy: Seeing His Way: Louis Le Brocquy, a Painter Le Brocquy by Anne Madden

Gill & Macmillan 1994, Dublin, 1994. 1/4 Calf. Condition: Fine. Signed Limited Edition. Signed limited edition. This is copy no. 76 of an edition limited to 100 copies specially bound and signed by the author on the title page. 317 pp. Quarter cream-coloured calf over off-white buckram. Top edge gilt. Includes original lithograph drawn and […]

750.00
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
MARKIEVICZ, Constance. A Call to the Women of Ireland.
MARKIEVICZ, Constance. A Call to the Women of Ireland.

Being a Lecture delivered to the Students’ National Literary Society, Dublin, under the title of ‘Women, Ideals, and the Nation’. Dublin: Fergus O’Connor, 1918. 16 pp. A very good copy of this scarce nationalist pamphlet.BF 3 H-N “Constance Gore-Booth (Countess Markievicz, 1868-1927), revolutionary, was born to an Anglo-Irish ascendancy family, and was educated at the […]

350.00
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
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. (Lady Sydney Morgan). The Wild Irish Girl, A National Tale.
OWENSON, Miss. (Lady Sydney Morgan). The Wild Irish Girl, A National Tale.

MORGAN, Sir T. Charles and Lady. The Book without a Name. By Sir Charles and Lady Morgan. In two volumes. London: Henry Colburn, Publisher, Great Marlborough Street, 1841. 12mo. pp. (1) vii, 355 (2) [iii], 357, [1 (errata)]. Contemporary half calf over marbled boards. Spine divided into six panels by five gilt raised bands, title […]

375.00
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
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
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.
STOKES, Margaret. Notes on the Cross of Cong.

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). Modern green buckram, with original printed wrappers bound in. A very good copy. [L4BC1 2]

675.00

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