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The Celtic Revival also referred to as the Celtic Twilight was a variety of movements and trends in the 19th and 20th centuries that saw a renewed interest in aspects of Celtic culture. Artists and writers drew on the traditions of Gaelic literature, Welsh-language literature, and Celtic Art. Irish writers including William Butler Yeats, Lady Gregory, “AE” Russell, Edward Martyn, and Edward Plunkett (Lord Dunsany) stimulated a new appreciation of traditional Irish literature and Irish poetry in the late 19th and early 20th century.

 

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A.E. “The Dublin Strike. By A.E. (George W. Russell)
A.E. “The Dublin Strike. By A.E. (George W. Russell). A Plea for the Workers. A Speech delivered in the Royal Albert Hall, London, November 1, 1913, to an audience of 12,000 persons. Dublin: Irish Worker Office, Liberty Hall, Dublin, 1913. pp. 8. Printed wrappers with a portrait of the author on upper cover. Slight browning […]
675.00
A.E. (RUSSELL, George W.) Dark Weeping
A.E. Dark Weeping. With designs by Paul Nash. London: Faber, 1929. First edition. pp. 12. Papered boards, title in gilt on upper cover. Limited to 400 copies. Signed by George Russell ‘A.E.’ Wear to top of spine. A very good copy. Very scarce. L4BC2 1A
175.00
A.E. [George Russell] Vale & Other Poems.
A.E. [George Russell] Vale & Other Poems.
A.E. [George Russell] Vale & Other Poems. New York: The Macmillan Company, 1931. pp. viii, 50. Reddish brown cloth, title on printed labels on upper cover and spine. With a magnificent crayon drawing by AE of a coastal scene with a mountain, tree and sea in the background on titlepage, signed and initialled by AE. […]
875.00
A.E. Voices of the Stones (RUSSELL, George W.)
A.E. Voices of the Stones. 128 London: Macmillan, 1925. First edition. pp. vii, 61, 2 (author’s works). Blue cloth, title in gilt on upper cover and spine. A very good copy. Scarce. L4 BC2 1B
125.00
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
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
GREGORY, Lady. The Kiltartan History Book. JOHN QUINN’S COPY WITH BOOKPLATE DESIGNED BY JACK B. YEATS
Illustrated with coloured plates by Robert Gregory. Dublin: Maunsel, 1909. First edition, first printing. Crown octavo. pp. viii, 52, 4 (publisher’s list). Quarter coarse linen on blue papered boards, title on printed label on spine. John Quinn’s copy with his bookplate, designed by Jack B. Yeats, on front pastedown. A very good copy. The folk-history […]
575.00
HENRY, Francoise. Irish Art: In the early Christian period to 800; During the Viking Invasions 800-1020.
HENRY, Francoise. Irish Art: In the early Christian period to 800; During the Viking Invasions 800-1020.
HENRY, Francoise. Irish Art: In the early Christian period to 800; During the Viking Invasions 800-1020 In the Romanesque Period 1020-1170 A.D. Three volumes. Profusely illustrated with coloured and mono plates. London: Methuen, 1965/70. Revised edition. Medium quarto. pp. (1) xvi, 256, 112, viii, (2) xvi, 236, 112, viii, (3) xvi, 240, 112. Black cloth, […]
135.00
Douglas Hyde
HYDE, Douglas [An Craoibhín Aoibhinn] Ubhla de’n Chraoibh. Dánta agus Abhráin, leis an gCraoibhín Aoibhinn.
HYDE, Douglas [An Craoibhín Aoibhinn] Ubhla de’n Chraoibh. Dánta agus Abhráin, leis an gCraoibhín Aoibhinn. Baile Atha Cliath: Foillsighthe Gill agus a Mhac, 1900. Post octavo. pp. v, 54, [1]. Grey wrappers, title in red on upper cover with gilt floral decoration. Repair to spine. A very good copy of a very rare tract. O’Hegarty […]
275.00
HYDE, Douglas. The Love Songs of Connacht
HYDE, Douglas. The Love Songs of Connacht. Being the fourth chapter of the Songs of Connacht, collected and translated by Douglas Hyde LL.D., ‘An Craoibhín Aoibhinn’ President of the Gaelic League. With preface by W.B. Yeats. 134 Dublin: Dun Emer Press, 1904. pp. [viii], 128. Quarter linen on blue papered boards. Owner’s signature on front […]
485.00
HYDE, Dr. Douglas. Songs of St. Columcille [SIGNED PRESENTATION COPY FROM AN CRAOIBHIN]
Cover design by [his daughter] Una Hyde (Mrs Sealy). Dublin: Printed at the Talbot Press, 1942. First edition. pp. 28. Pictorial brown wrappers with flaps. Inscribed and signed by Douglas Hyde, dated Nodlaig, 1942. Pictorial card cover. A fine copy in presentation box.. Scarce. [L4 8D]
575.00
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
MacLIAMMHÓIR, Micheál. Diarmuid agus Gráinne [With a fine signature]
MacLIAMMHÓIR, Micheál. Diarmuid agus Gráinne. Dráma Trí nGníomh. “IN MEMORY OF THOSE GOLDEN DAYS IN GALWAY …” Oifig Díolta Foilseacháin Rialtais, 1935. First edition. Black cloth gilt. Frontispiece of a stage setting, evidently by MacLiammhóir. With a superb inscription on front free endpaper to [Prof.] Liam Ó Briain, ‘Duit-se, a Liaim, a chara ionmhuin, — […]
475.00
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
McCLINTOCK, H.F. Old Irish and Highland Dress and that of the Isle of Man [WITH ORIGINAL DRAWINGS & GALLEY PROOF]
Dundalk: Dundalgan, 1943. Quarto. pp. [xiv], 188, [32 (plates)]. Quarter linen on pictorial boards, title on upper cover. Loosely inserted are original drawings and a galley proof. A very good copy in repaired dust jacket. Scarce. €265 With chapters on pre-Norman dress as described in early Irish literature by Rev. Professor F. Shaw, S.J., and […]
375.00
George Meredith
MEREDITH, George. The Poetical Works of George Meredith
EVELYN GLEESON’S COPY MEREDITH, George. The Poetical Works of George Meredith. With some notes by G.M. Trevelyan. London: 1912. Foolscap octavo. pp. xvi, 623. Full maroon leatherette binding, decorated and titled in gilt. Inscribed ‘Evelyn Gleeson / with Joseph Fisher’s / best wishes. / Christmas 1912.’ Repair to top of spine. Top edge gilt. A fine […]
385.00
NUTT, Alfred. Et al. Popular Studies in Mythology Romance & Folklore.
No 1. Celtic And Mediaeval Romance by Alfred Nutt. No. 2. Folklore: What it is? by E.S. Hartland. No. 3. Ossian and Ossianic Literature by Alfred Nutt. No. 4. King Arthur and his Knights by Jessie L. Weston. No. 5. The Popular Poetry of the Finns by Charles J. Billson. No. 6. The Fairy Mythology […]
475.00
O’Flaherty, Liam: Insurrection
O’FLAHERTY, Liam. Insurrection. 100 London: Gollancz, 1950. First edition. pp. 254. Green cloth, title in black on spine. A fine copy in frayed but v.g. d.j. L3 7F
125.00
O’FLAHERTY, Liam: The Black Soul
O’FLAHERTY, Liam. The Black Soul. London: Jonathan Cape, 1936. Fourth edition. pp. 256, 22 (Florin Books Catalogue). Beige cloth, title printed on upper cover and spine. A fine copy in near fine price clipped dust jacket. The story of a man shattered mentally and physically by war and despairing life. L3 7F
120.00
O’FLAHERTY, Liam: The Child of God
O’FLAHERTY, Liam. The Child of God. 86 LIMITED TO 100 COPIES SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR London, Archer, 1926. First. 4to. pp. 19. Privately printed and limited to 100 numbered copies. Signed by the author. Very good in printed wraps. Extremely rare. L3 7F
485.00
O’FLAHERTY, LIAM: The House of Gold
O’FLAHERTY, Liam. The House of Gold. 129 London: Cape, 1929. First. pp. 352. Orange cloth, title in gilt on spine. A fine copy in very good dust jacket.  “Liam O’Flaherty (1897-1984), novelist, was born in Gort na gCapall on Inishmore in the Aran Islands. His father was active in the Land League and his mother […]
275.00
O’NEILL, Moira. Songs of The Glens of Antrim in a CELTIC REVIVAL BINDING
O’NEILL, Moira. Songs of The Glens of Antrim. Edinburgh: Blackwood, 1912. Crown octavo. pp. x, 61. Title printed in red and black. Bound in a Celtic revival style full brown morocco, with a Celtic interwoven shield at centre; recently bound in full brown buckram with original upper cover laid on. Top edge gilt. A rare […]
275.00
O’FLAHERTY, Liam. The Ecstasy of Angus
LIMITED EDITION SIGNED O’FLAHERTY, Liam. The Ecstasy of Angus. London: Printed for Private Circulation at the Chiswick Press – Joiner & Steele, 1931. First edition. Crown quarto. pp. 43. Full green linen. Limited edition of 350 copies (No. 173). Signed and numbered by Liam O’Flaherty on limitation page. Facsimile of the author’s signature blocked in gold […]
375.00
O’FLAHERTY, Liam. The Wild Swans and other Stories
O’FLAHERTY, Liam. The Wild Swans and other Stories. Frontispiece by P.V. Moon and a foreword by Rhys Davies. Being No. 10 of the Furnival Books. London: Jackson, 1932. Printed at the Chiswick Press. Royal octavo. pp. 60. Publisher’s note tipped in. Brown cloth, title in gilt on upper cover and spine. Edition limited to 500 copies […]
175.00
OSHIMA, Shotaro: W.B. Yeats and Japan
OSHIMA, Shotaro. W.B. Yeats and Japan. Tokyo: The Hokuseido Press, 1965. Royal octavo. pp xiv, 198. Green buckram, title in gilt on spine. Laid in is publisher’s envelope with “”improved images”” for four of the plates. Limited first edition. Complimentary slip, signed by Shotaro Oshima to Miss Aileen Harte loosely inserted. A fine copy in […]
275.00
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
POE, Edgar Allan. Tales of Mystery and Imagination. Illustrated with eight colour plates, twenty-four black and white and twenty-six vignettes by Harry Clarke.
London: George G. Harrap. New York: Bretano’s, [1923]. Imperial octavo. Black cloth with mounted plate, title in gilt on spine. A very good copy in original dust jacket with partial loss. In original box. Steenson A2.e This is a collection of twenty-nine spine-chilling tales by the master of mystery and suspense, Edgar Allan Poe. It […]
485.00
READ, Charles A. & TYNAN HICKSON, Katherine: The Cabinet of Irish Literature.
READ, Charles A. & TYNAN HICKSON, Katherine: The Cabinet of Irish Literature.
“A PRICELESS IRISH TREASURE A MINE OF BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION” The Cabinet of Irish Literature: Selected from the works of the Chief Poets, Orators, and Prose Writers of Ireland. With biographical sketches and literary notices. Preface by T.P. O’Connor. Illustrated with engraved portraits. New edition revised and greatly extended by Katherine Tynan Hinkson. Four volumes. London, […]
275.00
ROBINSON, Lennox. Two Plays. Harvest: The Clancy Name. Portrait frontispiece. From the library of John Quinn with his bookplate by Jack B. Yeats on front pastedown.
Dublin: Maunsel, 1911. Crown octavo. First edition. pp. [vi], 84, [4 (cast list of the two plays at The Abbey)]. Quarter coarse linen on pink papered boards, title on paper label on spine. Previous owner’s signature on front endpaper. From the library of John Quinn with his bookplate by Jack B. Yeats on front pastedown. […]
850.00
[SAINT ULTAN] Leabhar Ultáin. The Book of Saint Ultan.
SAINT ULTAN. Leabhar Ultáin. The Book of Saint Ultan.
[SAINT ULTAN] Leabhar Ultáin. The Book of Saint Ultan. A collection of pictures and poems by Irish artists and writers, compiled and arranged by Katherine MacCormack with numerous illustrations. Dublin: The Candle Press, and Sold for the Benefit of Saint Ultan’s Hospital by Martin Lester, Ltd., 78 Harcourt Street, 1920. Quarto. pp. 32, 8 (plates). […]
475.00
STANIHURST, Richard. Aqua Vitae: Its commodities describ’d by Richard Stanihurst, & delineated by Bridget Swinton
Dublin: Dolmen Press, 1956. Small quarto. pp. [8]. Quarto buckram on grey boards. A very good copy. An early description of Irish whiskey. The exuberance of Stanihurst’s writing is echoed in the vigorous linocuts made by Bridget Swinton. Stanihurst, Richard. Aqua Vitae: Its commodities describ’d by Richard Stanihurst, & delineated by Bridget Swinton. Dublin: Dolmen Press, […]
475.00
STEENSON, Martin Moore. A Bibliographical Checklist of the Work of Harry Clarke
STEENSON, Martin Moore. A Bibliographical Checklist of the Work of Harry Clarke. Illustrated. London: Books & Things, 2003. Royal octavo. First edition. pp. 126. Signed by the author. Fine in pictorial wrapper
75.00
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SYNGE, J.M: Some Sonnets from “Laura in Death” After the Italian of Francesco Petrarch
SYNGE, J.M. Some Sonnets from “Laura in Death” After the Italian of Francesco Petrarch. Edited and with an introduction by Robin Skelton, with portraits by Jack Coughlin. Dublin: Dolmen, 1971. Royal octavo. pp. 59. Quarter vellum on cream papered boards, title in gilt on spine. Synge’s monogram in gilt on upper cover. Limited to 750 […]
125.00
SYNGE, J.M. Queens. With nine colour reproductions of stained glass by Harry Clarke
SYNGE, J.M. Queens. With nine colour reproductions of stained glass by Harry Clarke. Notes on the panels by Nicola Gordon Bowe.  ‘Queens’ was written by Synge about 1903 and first printed in his ‘Poems and Translations’ at the Cuala Press in 1909. These poems inspired Harry Clarke to design his ‘iconographically intriguing’ frieze of miniature […]
65.00
TODD, Rev. Descriptive Remarks on Illuminations in Certain Ancient Irish Manuscripts.
TODD, Rev. Descriptive Remarks on Illuminations in Certain Ancient Irish Manuscripts.
TODD, Rev. James Henthorn. Descriptive Remarks on Illuminations in Certain Ancient Irish Manuscripts. Illustrated with four chromolithic coloured plates depicting an illuminated folio from the Book of Kells, Garland of Howth, and the Psalter of Rice March. London: Nichols, 1869. Elephant folio. pp. ii, 16, 4 (plates). Printed stiff wrappers. A fine copy. Very scarce.
345.00
WRIGHT, G.N. Ireland Illustrated from original drawings by G. Petrie.
WRIGHT, G.N. Ireland Illustrated from original drawings by G. Petrie, W.H. Bartlett, T.M. Baynes and others. With descriptions by G.N. Wright. Introduced by Maurice Craig. With bibliographical and technical notes by Leslie Hewitt. Ireland Illustrated from original drawings by G. Petrie, W.H. Bartlett, T.M. Baynes and others. With descriptions by G.N. Wright. Introduced by Maurice […]
885.00
YEATS, Jack B. Ceachta beaga Gaedhilge
YEATS, Jack B. Ceachta beaga Gaedhilge. Irish Reading Lessons. Compiled by Norma Borthwick. With illustrations by Jack B. Yeats. Books I, II, and III. Dublin: The Irish Book Company, 1906/1911. Large post octavo. pp. (I) 30, (II) 28, (III) 40. Original printed wrappers. Wear to extremities. Housed in a cloth solander box, title in gilt […]
375.00
YEATS, Jack. B: The Tables of the Law & The Adoration of the Magi
YEATS, W.B. The Tables of the Law and The Adoration of the Magi. London: Elkin Mathews, 1904. Small octavo. pp. 60, [4 (Advertisement)]. First trade edition, deluxe issue printed on thicker paper. Buff linen spine on blue-grey papered boards, lettered in black. Mild darkening to spine and extremities as usual, occasional mild foxing. An excellent […]
475.00
YEATS, W. B: A Full Moon in March
YEATS, W.B. A Full Moon in March. London: Macmillan, 1935. First edition. pp. vii, 70. Dark green cloth, title in gilt on spine. From the library of Denis Johnston, with his bookplate. A fine copy in fine dust jacket with a few nicks.  “Wade 182. Contains the plays: A Full Moon in March; The King […]
275.00
YEATS, W. B: Poems [With Tipped-In Signature of Yeats]
YEATS, W.B. Poems. London: T. Fisher Unwin, Ltd. Adelphi Terrace, 1922. pp. xv, [1], 314, [1]. Light blue cloth, with gilt-stamped design by Althea Gyles on spine and blind-stamp floral design on covers. Signed by W.B. Yeats, obviously in a hurry, on 6th December, 1922, on the back of a torn slip of paper announcing […]
1,575.00
YEATS, W. B: The Celtic Twilight
With portrait frontispiece of the author by John B. Yeats on frontispiece. 137 London: A.H. Bullen, 1902. pp. x, 235. Dark blue cloth with lettering and design in gilt on upper cover and spine. Edges untrimmed. A very good copy. Revised and enlarged edition of a work whose title Yeats later found difficult to shake […]
375.00
YEATS, W. B: The Celtic Twilight [First Edition]
YEATS, W.B. The Celtic Twilight. With frontispiece ‘The Last Gleeman’ by John B. Yeats facing title. London, Lawrence and Bullen, 1893. First edition. First issue. pp. xii, 212. Fine copy in olive-green ribbed cloth. The first edition, first issue with the publisher’s imprint in capital letters at foot of spine. A work whose title Yeats […]
950.00
YEATS, W. B: The Land of Hearts Desire
YEATS, W.B. The Land of Hearts Desire. Portland Maine: Mosher, 1903. pp. 35. Grey paper boards, title on printed label on upper cover and spine. Edition limited to 950 copies. Repair to spine. A good copy. First American edition in book form of the revised text. One of 950 ordinary copies on Van Gelder, from […]
85.00