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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
Famine
O’FLAHERTY, Liam. Famine. A novel. New York: Literary Guild, 1937. Crown octavo. First American edition. pp. 466. Titlepage printed in green and black. Bound by Gerry Kenny of Galway in quarter green morocco over marbled boards. All edges gilt. A very attractive copy of the scarce first edition. O’Flaherty’s Famine novel (which he dedicated to […]
295.00
Faust. By Johann Wolfgang von Goethe. Translated by George Madison Priest.
GOETHE. Faust. By Johann Wolfgang von Goethe. Translated by George Madison Priest. With the illustrations of Harry Clarke. A limited Edition.
Faust. By Johann Wolfgang von Goethe. Translated by George Madison Priest. With the illustrations of Harry Clarke. A limited edition. Pennsylvania: The Franklin Library, 1979. pp. [viii], 223. A.e.g. Full black morocco gilt, maroon silk marker, maroon silk endpapers. A fine copy. [L1 D6]
275.00
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
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
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
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
O’CONNOR, Frank:
O’CONNOR, Frank. The Wild Bird’s Nest: Poems from the Irish. With an essay on the character in Irish literature by A.E. 134 LIMITED EDITION Dublin: The Cuala Press, 1932. First edition. pp. [viii], 41. Quarter linen on blue papered boards. Edition limited to 250 copies. A very good copy. Rare. L4BC2
375.00
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.