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ANNALS OF INISFALLEN The Annals of Inisfallen [ÉAMON DE VALERA’S COPY IN FINE DUBLIN BINDING]
(MS. Rawlinson B. 503). Edited with translation and indexes by Sean MacAirt. Dublin: Institute for Advanced Studies, 1951. First edition. Royal octavo. pp. lii, 596. Bound by Thoms in full dark blue morocco over bevelled boards, covers ruled by a single gilt fillet, spine divided into six panels by five gilt raised bands, title and […]
1,250.00
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ARNOLD, Matthew. New Poems. [Bound by Roger de Coverly in full crushed levant morocco]
ARNOLD, Matthew. New Poems. London: Macmillan, 1897. Foolscap octavo. First edition. pp. viii, 244. Bound by Roger de Coverly in full crushed levant morocco (name stamp-signed in gilt on front pastedown). Covers framed by double gilt fillets and decorative roll, border with rose garlands, gilt dots and leafs enclosing panel with oval wreath of roses […]
1,350.00
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
BALZAC: Balzac Maximes
London: Published by Arthur L Humphreys, 1912. Small quarto. pp. [iv], 197. Title printed in red and black. Bound by Hatchards of Piccadilly with their name stamped in gilt on turn-in of upper board, in full purple crushed levant morocco. Covers framed by a single gilt fillet with gilt decoration in corners; replicated on spine, […]
325.00
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BARCLAY, John. Barclay his Argenis. Or, The Loves of Polyarchus & Argenis.
BARCLAY, John. Barclay his Argenis. Or, The Loves of Polyarchus & Argenis. Faithfully Translated out of Latin into English by Kingsmill Long, Esquire. The Second Edition, beautified with pictures together with a key praefixed to unlock the whole story. London: Printed for Henry Seile at the Signe of the Tygres Head in Fleetstreet – neere […]
1,250.00
BARLOW, S. The History of Ireland, from the Earliest Period to the Present Time; Embracing also a statistical and geographical account of that Kingdom; forming together a complete view of its past and present state, under its political, civil, literary and commercial relations.
Two volumes. London: Printed for Sherwood, Neely and Jones, Paternoster-Row; John Cumming, and M. Keene, Dublin; and sold by all book-sellers in the United Kingdom. Law and Gilbert, printers, St. John’s-Square, Clerkenwell. 1814. Large post octavo. pp. (1) xvi, 476, (2) xii, 524. Modern quarter green morocco on green buckram boards, titled in gilt. All […]
385.00
BARTLETT, W.H. & COYNE, J.S: The Scenery and Antiquities of Ireland, Illustrated from Drawings by W. Henry Bartlett; The Literary portion of the Work by J. Stirling Coyne, Esq.
With 119 superb engraved plates, Two volumes. London: George Virtue. n.d (c.1840). Quarto. Easily taken as full morocco this is a quarter binding with leather spine and hard grain morocco imitation cloth on the boards. Covers framed to a panel design by five gilt fillets and a slim Shamrock roll, inner Shamrock fleurons in black […]
585.00
BECKETT, Samuel: Company (Signed Limited Edition)
BECKETT, Samuel. Company. London: Calder, 1980. Medium octavo. pp. 89. True first edition, first printing. Quarter vellum on brown linen, title and reproduced signature of Beckett in gilt. Deluxe first edition, limited to 100 copies, signed by Samuel Beckett on titlepage. This copy signed but not numbered on the titlepage. Browning to the spine. All […]
1,250.00
BECKETT, Samuel: More Pricks than Kicks (Signed Limited Edition)
Author Title Catalog Mainhead Pub Place Price Location Summary PubDate Sort BECKETT, Samuel. More Pricks than Kicks. 904 SIGNED LIMITED EDITION London: Calder & Boyars, 1970. pp. 21, [1]. Quarter white calf on brown cloth boards, title in gilt on upper cover and on spine. Edition limited to 100 copies (No. 64) signed and number […]
1,650.00
BEDOYERE, Michael De La. George Washington
Illustrated 130 IN FINE BINDING Philadelphia: J.B. Lippincott, Company, n.d. (c.1930). pp. 310. Half red morocco on patterened papered boards. Top edge gilt. A fine copy. L3 6D
75.00
BOOK OF COMMON PRAYER IN IRISH. Leabhar na Nornaightheadh Ccomhchoitchionn, agus Mhiniostralachda na Saceaimeinteadh, agus Resadh agus Dhearghnath na Heaglaise, do reir usaide Eaglaise na Sacsan; Maille ris an Tsaltair no Psalmuibh Dhaibhidh.
FIRST EDITION WITH PARALLEL ENGLISH TEXT [BOOK OF COMMON PRAYER IN IRISH] Leabhar na Nornaightheadh Ccomhchoitchionn, agus Mhiniostralachda na Saceaimeinteadh, agus Resadh agus Dhearghnath na Heaglaise, do reir usaide Eaglaise na Sacsan; Maille ris an Tsaltair no Psalmuibh Dhaibhidh. In Irish and English. London: Eleanor Everingham, at the Seven-Stars in Ave-Mary-Lane, near Ludgate, 1712. First […]
3,750.00
BOOK OF PSALMS With twenty-four coloured plates by Frank C. Papé.
London: Hutchinson, [1913?]. Quarto. pp. vi, 282. Title and text printed in red and black. Plates with tissue guards. Full vellum decorated in gilt to a floral design with a lyre in centre, titled in gilt. Edition limited to 150 copies only, signed and numbered [No. 39] by the illustrator. Decorative endpapers. From the library […]
465.00