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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.
275.00
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
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
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] The Liberator His Life and Times, Political and Social
Illustrated. 144 Kenmare Publications, 1872. Quarto. pp. l, 803, [27 (list of subscribers)], [8 (publisher’s list)]. Green cloth over bevelled boards. Upper cover elaborately decorated in gilt with an inter-lacing Celtic design, enclosing in the centre within an oval frame a gilt portrait of O’Connell, along with portraits of Grattan, Burke, Curran and Doyle. Spine […]
575.00
CUSACK, M.F. [The Nun of Kenmare] The Liberator: his Life and Times, Political and Social.  Two volumes. Illustrated
CUSACK, M.F. [The Nun of Kenmare] The Liberator: His Life and Times, Political and Social. Two volumes. Illustrated
CUSACK, M.F. [The Nun of Kenmare] The Liberator: his Life and Times, Political and Social. Two volumes. Illustrated. Kenmare Publications: n.d.(c.1870). pp. (1) xlviii, [2], 354. (2) viii, [4], 355-774. Bound in modern quarter calf on brown buckram boards, title and volume number in gilt on morocco labels on spines. All edges marbled. A very […]
275.00
CUSACK, M.F. A History of The Irish Nation
CUSACK, M.F. A History of The Irish Nation. Social, ecclesiastical, biographical, industrial and antiquarian. Illustrated. 110 London, Murdoch, 1876. Quato. pp. xvi, 956. Bound in contemporary full morocco, elaborately blocked in gilt with the harp of Erin, surmounted by a crown, surrounded by a cluster of shamrocks with the legend ‘Erin Go Brath’ in a […]
475.00
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. […]
29.50
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 […]
875.00
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. The Turf-Cutter’s Donkey
LYNCH, Patricia. The Turf-Cutter’s Donkey. An Irish story of Mystery and Adventure. Illustrated by Jack B. Yeats. 897 London: Dent, 1934. First edition. Post octavo. pp. viii, 245, [2]. Pictorial cream cloth with a drawing by Jack B. Yeats on upper cover. A fine copy. Patricia Lynch (1898-1972), children’s author, was born in Cork. The […]
245.00
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
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
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.