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We stock a wide variety of rare children’s books by Irish and International authors. Rare and hard to find books from Irish authors such as Jack B. Yeats, Paigraig Pearse, Patricia Lynch, James Stephens, Johnathon Swift & more. Rare children’s books from international authors include Rudyard Kipling, Ronald Dhal and J. K. Rowling. Rare books relating to children in the Irish language. Rare history books for children by authors including P. W. Joyce.

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DAHL, Roald The BFG. Illustrations by Quentin Blake. [First Edition]
London: Jonathan Cape, 1982. First edition. Octavo. pp. 224. Grey cloth, titled in gilt. A fine copy in fine dust jacket. Roald Dahl is now considered one of the most beloved storytellers of the twentieth century. Dahl’s ability to twist words into a clever and creative new language is fascinating to children, and is evident in […]
Edmund O’Hara [ANON], an Irish Tale, by the author of “Ellmer Castle”.
Dublin: W. Curry, Jun., 1828. 12mo. pp. 358, [1 (plate)]. Publisher’s cloth. New morocco letterpiece and endpapers. A very good copy. Extremely rare. COPAC locates 3 copies only: NLW, TCD & Cambridge. Loeber Anon 275. Brown 26. Black 66. Wolff, 7452. Garside, 1828:3. Anonymous author. fl. 1820s. The author was probably a Church of Ireland […]
EVANS, C. S. [PERRAULT, Charles (Original French Tale)] Cinderella. Retold by C.S. Evans and Illustrated by SIGNED by Arthur Rackham.
London: William Heinemann. Philadelphia, J. B. Lippincott, 1919. First edition thus. Quarto. pp. 110, [1]. Deckled leaves. Quarter cream coarse linen on green pictorial paper boards, with design of Cinderella on stool with broom. Deep green front and back endpapers with white silhouette spread of dancing ball attendees. Edition de Luxe with an additional colour-plate, limited to 850 copies, […]

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