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[SWIFT, Jonathan] Travels into Several Remote Nations of the World [Illustrations by Charles E Brock]

[SWIFT, Jonathan] Travels into Several Remote Nations of the World. By Lemuel Gulliver. With a preface by Henry Craik, and one hundred illustrations by Charles E Brock. London: Macmillan, 1894. Crown octavo. First UK printing of this illustrated edition. pp. xxx, 381, [1], [1 (Cranford Series)]. Original green cloth with the elaborate gilt designs to the upper cover […]

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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 […]

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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

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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. […]

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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

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ANDERSEN, Hans C. Hans Andersen’s Fairy Tales.
ANDERSEN, Hans C. Hans Andersen’s Fairy Tales

ANDERSEN, Hans C. Hans Andersen’s Fairy Tales. A new translation by Mrs. H.B. Paull. With original illustrations in colour and monochrome. London: Warne, n.d. (c.1905). Crown octavo. pp. 383. Dark green cloth over bevelled boards, spine and upper cover decorated in gilt and black; patterened endpapers. Occasional light foxing. A fine and very attractive copy. A new translation from […]

375.00
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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
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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 […]

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BARRIE, J.M. Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens. Illustrated by Arthur Rackham

BARRIE, J.M. Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens. From The Little White Bird by J.M. Barrie. A New Edition. Illustrated by Arthur Rackham. London: Hodder & Stoughton, n.d., [1912]. Trade edition, first impression. Quarto. pp. [viii], 126. Green cloth, gilt decorated cover and spine with title. Previous owner’s signature on front endpaper. A very good copy […]

1,675.00
BECKETT, Samuel: All Strange Away
BECKETT, Samuel: All Strange Away

All Strange Away. London: Calder, 1979. First edition. Grey cloth, title in gilt. A near fine copy in very good dust jacket. L4 BC1  

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BECKETT, Samuel: Come and Go (Signed Limited Edition)

BECKETT, Samuel. Come and Go. A Dramaticule. Illustrated. London: Calder and Boyars, 1967. First edition. pp. 10. Grey buckram, upper cover ruled in gilt with title and author. Edition limited to 100 copies (64) signed by the author. A fine copy in slipcase.Samuel Beckett, poet, novelist, and dramatist was born in Foxrock, County Dublin in […]

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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: Disjecta
BECKETT, Samuel: Disjecta. Miscellaneous Wirtings and a Dramatic Fragment

BECKETT, Samuel. Disjecta Miscellaneous Writings and a Dramatic Fragment. Edited with a foreword by Ruby Cohn. London: John Calder, 1983. First edition. pp. 178. Red papered boards, titled in gilt on spine. A fine copy in dust jacket lightly faded to the spine. L4 BC2 2B

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BECKETT, Samuel: Eh Joe
BECKETT, Samuel: Eh Joe

BECKETT, Samuel. Eh Joe and Other Writings. 904 London: Faber and Faber, 1967. pp. 44. Burgundy cloth, titled in gilt. A fine copy in lightly frayed price-clipped dust jacket.

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BECKETT, Samuel: Ill Seen Ill Said (Signed LIMITED EDITION)

BECKETT, Samuel. Ill Seen Ill Said. California: Lord John Press, 1982. First edition. pp. 45, [1]. Original dark blue quarter calf on blue marbled boards, title in gilt along spine. Printed in black and blue on mould-made Bugra-butten paper. Edition limited to 299 numbered copies and 26 lettered copies. This is a ‘Presentation Copy’ signed […]

950.00
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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 […]

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BECKETT, Samuel: The Lost Ones
BECKETT, Samuel: The Lost Ones

BECKETT, Samuel. The Lost Ones. London: John Calder, 1979. pp. 62. Purple papered boards, titled in gilt on. A very good copy in very good dust jacket.

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BECKETT, Samuel: The Lost Ones (Signed Limited Edition)

BECKETT, Samuel. The Lost Ones. Translated from the original French by the author. London: Calder & Boyars, 1972. First English edition. pp. 63. Quarter white calf on grey-brown linen boards, title in gilt on upper cover and on spine. Limited edition of one hundred copies, signed and numbered by the author (77). Top edge gilt. […]

1,250.00
BECKETT, Samuel - Waiting-For-Godot
BECKETT, Samuel: Waiting for Godot. Theatre Royal Programme

Waiting for Godot. Theatre Royal Programme. Monday, 18 June, 1956.

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BECKETT, Samuel. Proust (First Edition)

BECKETT, Samuel. Proust. London: Chatto & Windus, 1931. First edition. pp. [5], 72. Original pictorial cream papered boards. A very good copy in pictorial frayed and chipped dust jacket. L1 BC2 1B

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BECKETT, Samuel. Stirrings Still. Illustrated by Louis le Brocquy

Signed Limited Edition New York: Blue Moon, & London: John Calder, 1988. Folio. pp. [44]. Bound in quarter vellum parchment with a natural linen and cotton cloth stamped with a motif by the artist in eighteen-carat gold, backstrip lettered in gilt. Limited edition of 226 copies, numbered one to two hundred and 26 hors commerce […]

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BEHAN, Brendan: Brendan Behan’s Island (Signed Copy)

BEHAN, Brendan. Brendan Behan’s Island. An Irish Sketch-book. With drawings by Paul Hogarth. Illustrated. 914 London: Hutchinson, 1962. First edition. pp. 192. Green and brown paper boards, title in gilt on spine. Top edges red. A fine copy in fine dust jacket. Signed by the author on title page. L3 8E

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BEHAN, Brendan: The Hostage Programme at the Wyndham’s Theatre on 11th June 1959.

Brendan Behan’s Hostage. Performed at the Wyndham’s Theatre on 11th June 1959.

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BEHAN, Brendan. The Hostage

BEHAN, Brendan. The Hostage. London: Methuen, 1958. Crown octavo. First edition. pp. vi, 92. Black cloth, titled in green. A very good copy in frayed dust jacket. L3 8E

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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

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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 […]

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CARROLL, Lewis. Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland.

CARROLL, Lewis. Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. With forty-two illustrations by John Tenniel. London: Macmillan and Co., 1867. pp. [xi], 192. Half-title, publisher’s monogram on verso. Contemporary half red morocco over red cloth boards. Spine divided into five compartments by four gilt raised bands, title and author in gilt direct in the second, a rabbit in gilt in […]

475.00
Johnny Cash: The Man in Black [Autographed by Cash on tipped in bookplate].
CASH, Johnny: The Man in Black [Autographed by Cash on tipped in bookplate].

TILL THINGS ARE BRIGHTER, I’M THE MAN IN BLACK”: JOHNNY CASH’S FIRST AUTOBIOGRAPHY, INSCRIBED BY HIM. First edition of Cash’s noted first autobiography, in which he calls his life a “spiritual odyssey.” Octavo, original cloth, illustrated with 24 pages of candid photographs. Autographed by Cash on tipped in bookplate on front free endpaper, “Johnny Cash.” […]

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CHAPBOOK James Talbot; or, The Importance of Recollecting. “God sees me at all times”.

[CHAPBOOK] James Talbot; or, The Importance of Recollecting. “God sees me at all times”. Woodcut title and frontispiece. Dublin: Printed by Bentham and Hardy, Cecilia -street, 1826. 12mo. pp. 72. A fine copy in original stitched printed wrappers. Exceedingly rare. Only 1 copy located on COPAC. Chapbooks literally meant cheap books for mass circulation and […]

275.00
CLARKE, Austin.Mnemosyne Lay in Dust. With drawings by Jack Coughlin. SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR.
CLARKE, Austin. Mnemosyne Lay in Dust. With drawings by Jack Coughlin. SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR.

CLARKE, Austin.Mnemosyne Lay in Dust. With drawings by Jack Coughlin. SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR Dublin: Dolmen Editions, 1966. Cr. 8vo. pp. 52. Edition limited to 1,000 copies. Signed by the author. Fine in d.j. with small tear. L3 8C

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COGAN, Thomas. John Buncle, Junior, Gentleman

[COGAN, Thomas] John Buncle, Junior, Gentleman. Dublin: Printed by W. Kidd, for W. Whitestone, B. Corcoran, D. Chamberlaine, J. Potts, J Hoey, J. Williams, W. Colles, T. Armitage, … and C. Talbot, 1776. 12mo. pp. [4], 260. Contemporary full calf, title in gilt on red morocco label on spine. With some pencil notes. Exceedingly rare. […]

285.00
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COLERIDGE, Samuel T. The Poetical Works of Samuel Taylor Coleridge

COLERIDGE, Samuel T. The Poetical Works of Samuel Taylor Coleridge. Edited by James Dykes Campbell. London: MacMillan & Co, 1893. Crown octavo. pp. cxxiv, 667 (double column). Bound in a cameo plaquette binding à la fanfare. All edges gilt. A fine example of this magnificent binding technique. The lavish ‘à la fanfare’ style was developed […]

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COLLIS, Robert. Marrowbone Lane. A Play in Three Acts

COLLIS, Robert. Marrowbone Lane. A Play in Three Acts. Portrait of Collis after Sean O’Sullivan, R.H.A. Monkstown: The Runa Press, 1943. First edition. pp. 95. Full brown morocco, title lettered in gilt on upper cover, turn-ins gilt, splash marbled endpapers. De Luxe edition, unnumbered. All edges gilt. A fine copy. DE LUXE EDITION Hall

75.00
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COLUM, Padraic. Images of Departure

COLUM, Padraic. Images of Departure. 140 Dublin: The Dolmen Press, 1969. First edition. pp. 35. Green papered boards, title in gilt on spine. A fine copy in price-clipped dust jacket. Scarce. L3 2G

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DAHL, Roald: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, with tipped-In signature of Roald Dahl.
DAHL, Roald: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, with tipped-In signature of Roald Dahl.

New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1964. First edition, first issue. pp. [10], 162. Quarter brown cloth over cream papered boards, title in gilt along spine and in blind on upper cover; green endpapers. Signed by Roald Dahl on paper laid on half title and dated 1988. In price-clipped dust jacket, two minute nicks to jacket. […]

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DOYLE, Roddy: Paula Spencer (Signed First Edition)

DOYLE, Roddy. Paula Spencer. 86 SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR London, Jonathan Cape, 2006. First. pp. [vi], 277. Signed by Roddy Doyle on the titlepage. L3 8F

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The Commitments
DOYLE, Roddy: The Commitments (True First Edition)

DOYLE, Roddy. The Commitments. Dublin: King Farouk, 1987. Large post octavo. First edition, first impression. pp. [iv], 144. Pictorial wrappers. A fine copy. Very scarce. The true first edition published by the author who couldn’t find a publisher. The Heinemann edition appeared a year later. This is the story of The Commitments, a band with […]

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DUNSANY, Lord. Selections from the Writings of Lord Dunsany. (Inscribed Limited Edition)

DUNSANY, Lord. Selections from the Writings of Lord Dunsany. (Inscribed Limited Edition) AND SOME …… FELL ON GOOD GROUND Dublin: The Cuala Press, 1912. pp. [xvi], 99. Quarter linen on printed grey papered boards. Signed presentation copy from the author to William Roughead dated October 26th, 1912 with the latter’s bookplate. Edition limited to 250 […]

375.00
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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
FITZGERALD, F. Scott (1896-1940). Flappers and Philosophers.
FITZGERALD, F. Scott (1896-1940). Flappers and Philosophers.

FITZGERALD, F. Scott (1896-1940). Flappers and Philosophers. New York, NY: Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1920. [49841] [The jazz age]. FIRST EDITION. Octavo (20 x 15cm), pp. [8]; 269; [1]. Smartly bound in recent green full morocco, gilt titles and tooling to spine, marbled endpapers. Paper stock slightly toned as often found, but clean. A very good copy in a smart modern […]

475.00
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FRENCH, Henry W. Our Boys in Ireland

FRENCH, Henry W. Our Boys in Ireland. Illustrated. New York: Worthington, 1891. Royal octavo. pp. x, 331. Pictorial cloth, title in gilt on spine. Light wear to extremities. A very good copy. Henry Willard French, American author of fiction for juveniles and newspaper correspondent was a native of West Hartford, Connecticut. The story opens in Boston […]

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GALT, John. Annals of the Parish and The Ayrshire Legatees

GALT, John. Annals of the Parish and The Ayrshire Legatees. Illustrated by Charles E. Brock. With introduction by Alfred Ainger. London: Macmillan and Co., 1896. Crown octavo. pp. xxxiv, 334. Original turquoise cloth, spine and front board elaborately decorated in gilt to a floral design; endpapers with yellow peacock design. A very good copy.

45.00
Faust by Goethe. From the German by John Anster.
GOETHE. Faust by Goethe. From the German by John Anster. With colour and black and white illustrations by Harry Clarke.

London: Harrap, 1925. 4to. First edition. pp. 254. Edition limited to 1,000 copies, signed by Harry Clarke. Recent quarter vellum on grey boards (replica binding). Faust by Goethe. From the German by John Anster. With colour and black and white illustrations by Harry Clarke. [L1 5D]

950.00
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]

325.00
GOLDSMITH, Oliver. 'The Vicar of Wakefield y. Illustrated by Arthur Rackham.
GOLDSMITH, Oliver. ‘The Vicar of Wakefield y. Illustrated by Arthur Rackham.

GOLDSMITH, Oliver. ‘The Vicar of Wakefield y. Illustrated by Arthur Rackham. London, Harrap, 1929. Quarto. Bound in full crushed olive goatskin. Upper cover framed by double gilt fillets enclosing onlay pictorial decoration based on Rackham’s frontispiece, entitled ‘An epitaph for my wife’, a scene from the drawing-room outlined in gilt with the Vicar and his […]

1,500.00
GWYNN, Stephen. A Holiday in Connemara
GWYNN, Stephen. A Holiday in Connemara

GWYNN, Stephen. A Holiday in Connemara. With sixteen illustrations. London, Methuen, 1909. pp. vii, 320, 40 (Methuen catalogue). Fine and Scarce. L4BC3

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HALIDAY, William U. Úraicecht na Gaedhilge. A Grammar of the Gaelic Language

HALIDAY, William U. Úraicecht na Gaedhilge. A Grammar of the Gaelic Language. Dublin: Printed by John Barlow, 29, Bolton-Street, 1808. Large 12mo. First edition. pp. xv, [1], 201, [(1 errata)], engraved table of Ogham alphabet between p.178 and 179. Contemporary full tree calf, spine professionally rebacked and divided into six panels by five gilt raised bands, […]

375.00
Seamus limited edition rare book
HEANEY, Seamus: Beowulf

HEANEY, Seamus. Beowulf. A Verse Translation. Illustrated by Becca Thorne. 122 London: The Folio Society, 2010. pp. 218. Quarter maroon morocco on dark red cloth with gilt interlacing decorative desigh, title and author in gilt on spine; maroon endpapers and endbands. Top edge gilt. A fine copy in slipcase. “The great relic of English literature […]

475.00
Seamus Heaney, Beowulf. [SIGNED]
HEANEY, Seamus: Beowulf. [SIGNED]

Beowulf. Translated by Seamus Heaney. London: Faber and Faber, 1999. First edition. pp. xxx, 106. Dark blue paper boards, title in gilt on spine. Signed by Seamus Heaney on titlepage. A fine copy in dust jacket. The great relic of English literature is the epic ‘Beowulf’. The poem is in West Saxon but was originally […]

575.00
Seamus Heaney, District and Circle. [SIGNED]
HEANEY, Seamus: District and Circle. [SIGNED]

London: Faber and Faber, 2006. First edition. Green paper boards. Signed by Seamus Heaney on titlepage. A fine copy in fine dust jacket. Seamus Heaney was born near Castledawson, County Derry, and grew up on his father’s small farm. He was the eldest in a Catholic family of nine children. Heaney attended St. Columb’s College, […]

475.00
Seamus Heaney, Door Into The Dark.
HEANEY, Seamus: Door Into The Dark.

London: Faber, 2001. First. pp. [x], 81. First edition. pp. [x], 81. Black paper boards, titled in white. Signed by Seamus Heaney. A fine copy of the first edition in fine dust jacket.. Seamus Heaney (b.1939), poet, essayist and playwright, born in Co. Derry and brought up on a small farm between Toomebridge and Castledawson. […]

545.00
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HEANEY, Seamus: Poems and a Memoir. [SIGNED LIMITED EDITION]

Selected and illustrated by Henry Pearson with an introduction by Thomas Flanagan and a preface by Seamus Heaney. New York: Limited Editions Club, 1982. First edition. Imperial octavo. pp. xviii, 153. Limited edition, signed by Seamus Heaney, Henry Pearson, and Thomas Flanagan. Bound in full brown morocco. Upper cover tooled in blind with an Ogham […]

950.00
Seamus Heaney, Station Island.
HEANEY, Seamus: Station Island.

New York: Farrer, Straus, Giroux, 1985 First American Edition. Quarter linen on cream paper boards. Signed presentation copy from Seamus Heaney, in Irish and English, dated 4th March, 1985. Also with two verses in Heaney’s own hand “for Stephen / Seamus / 4th March 1985”. A fine copy in fine illustrated dust jacket after a […]

1,250.00
HEANEY, Seamus. Electric Light. LIMITED EDITION SIGNED BY SEAMUS HEANEY.
HEANEY, Seamus. Electric Light. LIMITED EDITION SIGNED BY SEAMUS HEANEY.

London: Faber and Faber, 2001. First edition. pp. [x], 81. Quarter black linen on cream paper boards, title on printed paper label on spine. Limited to 300 copies, numbered and signed by Seamus Heaney. A fine copy in slipcase.

950.00
[HEANEY, Seamus] Robert Henryson. The Testament of Cresseid & Seven Fables.
HEANEY, Seamus. Robert Henryson. The Testament of Cresseid & Seven Fables. Translated by Seamus Heaney. 120 LIMITED EDITION SIGNED.

London: Faber and Faber, 2009. First edition. Quarter blue linen on papered boards, title on printed label on spine. Limited edition of 110 copies, of which 100 are for sale. Signed by Seamus Heaney. A fine copy in slipcase.

950.00
HEANEY, Seamus. The Burial at Thebes. Sophocles' 'Antigone'. SIGNED LIMITED EDITION.
HEANEY, Seamus. The Burial at Thebes. Sophocles’ ‘Antigone’. SIGNED LIMITED EDITION.

HEANEY, Seamus. The Burial at Thebes. Sophocles’ ‘Antigone’. SIGNED LIMITED EDITION London: Faber and Faber, 2004. First edition. pp. [vii], 56. Quarter maroon linen on gold papered boards, title in gilt on background on spine. Edition limited to 250 numbered copies for sale, signed by Seamus Heaney. A fine copy in slipcase. Heaney’s translation of […]

575.00
HEANEY, Seamus. The Haw Lantern. SIGNED LIMITED EDITION.
HEANEY, Seamus. The Haw Lantern. SIGNED LIMITED EDITION.

HEANEY, Seamus. The Haw Lantern. 133 SIGNED LIMITED EDITION New York: Farrar Straus Giroux, 1987. First American edition. pp. 51, [1]. Maroon cloth, titled in gilt on black background along spine. Limited edition of 250 copies, signed and numbered by Seamus Heaney. A fine copy in fine slipcase.

575.00
HEMINGWAY, Ernest. Men Without Women.
HEMINGWAY, Ernest. Men Without Women.

New York, NY: Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1927. [53447] [Modern Literature] FIRST EDITION, with a complete number ‘3’ to p.3. Octavo (20 x 14cm), pp.[12]; 232; [8]. With the original endpapers and black cloth upper cover and spine bound in. Recent full black morocco with gilt titles and decoration to spine, and a gilt signature stamped […]

550.00
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HOOD, Thomas. Humerous Poems

HOOD, Thomas. Humerous Poems. Preface by Alfred Ainger and one hundred and thirty illustrations by Charles E. Brock. London: Macmillan, 1893. Crown octavo. First edition. pp. xxxi, 236. Original dark green cloth, spine and front board elaborately decorated in gilt to a floral design, dark green endpapers. All edges gilt. Minor wear to corners, occasional mild foxing. A very […]

50.00
HOUSTON, Mrs. Twenty Years in The Wild West.
HOUSTON, Mrs. Twenty Years in The Wild West.

Twenty Years in The Wild West; or, Life in Connaught. London: John Murray, 1879. pp. xii, 288, 32 (publisher’s list). Pictorial cloth. Signature of Isaac Latimer, dated Feb. 1880 on half title. A fine copy. Rare. No copy located on COPAC or WorldCat. An Englishwoman’s recollections of her twenty-two years of residence at Delphi, near […]

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HULME, F. Edward. Bards and Blossoms or The Poetry, History, and Associations of Flowers.

HULME, F. Edward. Bards and Blossoms or The Poetry, History, and Associations of Flowers. Illustrated with chromo-lithographic plates with tissue guards. 140 London: Marcus Ward & Co., 1877. pp. 232. Bound in green cloth by Rodman of Belfast with their label on lower pastedown. Upper cover elaborately decorated to a floral pattern framed by a […]

165.00
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 […]

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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 […]

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IRVING, Washington Bracebridge Hall

IRVING, Washington Bracebridge Hall. Illustrated by R. Caldecott. London: Macmillan & Co., 1887. Crown octavo. pp. xiv, 284, [4 (Advertisement)]. Original blue cloth spine and front board elaborately decorated in gilt with a handsome design in gilt of a young lady seated beside a tree. Bookplate of Egerton Castle on front pastedown. All edges gilt. A very good […]

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IRVING, Washington The Alhambra

IRVING, Washington The Alhambra. With An Introduction By Elizabeth Robins Pennell. Illustrated With Drawings of The Places Mentioned By Joseph Pennell. London and New York: Macmillan & Co., 1896. Crown octavo. pp. xx, 436. Original blue cloth spine and front board elaborately decorated in gilt with a handsome design in gilt of Moorish arabesques and dots. All edges gilt. […]

285.00
JOHNSON, Samuel. A Dictionary of the English Language.
JOHNSON, Samuel. A Dictionary of the English Language.

JOHNSON, Samuel. A Dictionary of the English Language: in which the Words are Deduced from their Origin and Illustrated in their Different Significations by examples from the Best Writers. To which are prefixed a History of the Language, and an English Grammar. Two volumes. 141 London: G. and J. Offor [et al.], 1824. Quarto. pp. […]

1,250.00
JOYCE, James: A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
JOYCE, James: A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man

JOYCE, James: A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man.

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JOYCE, James: Death Mask

JOYCE, James. Death Mask. Bronze, on wooden wall mount with brass plate. JOYCE, James.  “The mask is a copy of the original made by Swiss artist, Paul Speck shortly after the death of the famous author in 1941. In the early hours of January 13, 1941 James Joyce died in a Swiss hospital. His wife […]

850.00
JOYCE, James: Dubliners - Signed and Inscribed by James Joyce.
JOYCE, James: Dubliners – Signed and Inscribed by James Joyce.

SIGNED AND INSCRIBED BY JAMES JOYCE IN LONDON JOYCE, James. Dubliners. London: Jonathan Cape, 1930. Seventh edition. 255, [1], [32 (Publisher’s List)]. pp. 278. Blue cloth, title, author and publisher’s device in gilt on spine. Corners a trifle bumped, usual wear to spine ends. Inscribed and signed to John Dulanty on front endpaper: To / […]

17,500.00
JOYCE, James: Dubliners, Folio Society.
JOYCE, James: Dubliners, Folio Society.

Folio Society, 2003. hardback. Condition: Very Good in Pictorial slip-case. 230pp. hardback, octavo, brown cloth lettered gilt and cream, dust wrapper not called for, crease to top leading corner of page 105 else a very good tightly bound copy with a clean and unmarked text.    

75.00
JOYCE, James: Finnegans Wake First Edition.
JOYCE, James: Finnegans Wake First Edition.

JOYCE, James. Finnegans Wake. London: Faber & Faber, 1939. First edition. pp. [8], 628. Brick-red cloth, titled in gilt. The poet, Richard Murphy’s copy with his signature on front pastedown. A very good copy.

1,500.00
JOYCE, James: Finnegans Wake.
JOYCE, James: Finnegans Wake.

Faber & Faber Ltd., London, 1964. Hardcover. Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. 3rd Edition. Third UK edition, the first printing thereof: Owners signature persent. Per the publisher: “This reprint of Finnegans Wake has been revised to incorporate all the corrections noted by Joyce after the issue of the first edition.”

275.00
JOYCE, James: Pomes Penyeach.
JOYCE, James: Pomes Penyeach.

SCARCE FIRST EDITION Paris: Shakespeare & Co., 1927. First edition. Small 12mo. pp. [24] + errata. Original pale green papered boards, titled in black on upper cover. Price and printer in black on lower cover. With errata slip tipped in on lower pastedown. Slight sun-tanning to spine. A good copy. Pomes Penyeach contains thirteen poems, […]

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JOYCE, James: Ulysses

JOYCE, James. Ulysses. Edited with a Preface by Danis Rose. Introduction by John Banville. 144 Dublin: The Lilliput Press, 1997. The first edition of this title produced in Ireland. Royal octavo. pp. lxxxiii, [1], 739, [2]. Blue cloth, title in gilt on black panel on spine. Limited to 1000 numbered copies. Copy No. 735. A […]

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JOYCE, James: Ulysses – First UK Edition (In Fine Binding)

JOYCE, James. Ulysses. 142 “IN FINE BINDING “”LITERATURE – THE ETERNAL AFFIRMATION OF THE SPIRIT OF MAN””” London: John Lane The Bodley Head, 1937. pp. [viii], 765, [2]. Small quarto. Bound in full crushed green levant morocco, titled in gilt on spine. Homeric bow onlay in brown morocco on upper cover. Gilt ruled doublures with […]

2,500.00
JOYCE, James: Ulysses: First edition. Finely rebound in recent full blue morocco.
JOYCE, James: Ulysses: First edition. Finely rebound in recent full blue morocco.

Paris: Shakespeare and Company, 1922. First edition. Finely rebound in recent full blue morocco, double gilt rule to spine and boards, board edges and dentelles, top edge gilt, original blue printed wrapper bound in. No. 251 of 750 copies on hand-made paper numbered from 251 to 1000. Fine in matching morocco slipcase. Arguably the greatest […]

32,500.00
JOYCE, James. A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man.
JOYCE, James. A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man.

JOYCE, James. A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man. London: The Egoist Ltd, 23 Adelphi Terrace House, 1918. First English edition from English sheets. pp. [vi] 299. Edition limited to 1,000 copies. Dark green cloth, title blind stamped on upper cover, spine gilt (barely visible). Light spotting to cream endpapers, otherwise a sound […]

375.00
KAVANAGH, Patrick. Collected Poems.
KAVANAGH, Patrick. Collected Poems.

KAVANAGH, Patrick. Collected Poems. London: Martin Brian & O’Keeffe, 1972. pp. xv, [1], 202. Green cloth, titled in silver. Previous owner’s signature on front endpaper. A fine copy in lightly-frayed dust jacket. L3 8C

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KAVANAGH, Patrick. Tarry Flynn

KAVANAGH, Patrick. Tarry Flynn. A Novel. London: Martin Brian & O’Keeffe, 1975. pp. 256. Brown papered boards, titled in gilt. A fine copy in fine price-clipped dust jacket.  “The author once wrote that this book was not only the best but the only authentic account of life as it was lived in Ireland this [20th] […]

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KAVANAGH, Patrick. The Green Fool

KAVANAGH, Patrick. The Green Fool. London: Martin Brian & O’Keeffe, 1973. Second edition. pp. 350. Black cloth, titled in gilt. A fine copy in lightly-frayed price-clipped dust jacket. “Patrick Kavanagh (1904-1967) farmer, shoemaker, poet and novelist was born at Iniskeen, County Monaghan and educated locally. His first book ‘Ploughman & Other Poems’ was published in […]

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KEANE, John B. Sive. A Play in Two Acts

KEANE, John B. Sive. A Play in Two Acts. Illustrated. 914 SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR Dublin: Progress House, 1986. pp. viii, 56. Brown papered boards, title in gilt on upper cover. Edition limited to 275 (No. 187) signed by the author. Green endbands. A fine copy in lightly marked dust jacket. L4BC2 2B

275.00
KHAYYÁM, Omar. Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám. IN A FINE SANGORSKI & SUTCLIFFE BINDING.
KHAYYÁM, Omar. Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám. IN A FINE SANGORSKI & SUTCLIFFE BINDING.

THE ASTRONOMER POET OF PERSIA IN A FINE SANGORSKI & SUTCLIFFE BINDING KHAYYÁM, Omar. Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám. The First and Fourth Renderings in English Verse by Edward FitzGerald. With illustrations by Willy Pogany. London: George Harrap, 1930. Crown quarto. pp. 175. Finely bound by Sangorski and Sutcliffe in full green calf. Covers framed by […]

1,000.00
Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám. Rendered into English Verse by Edward Fitzgerald.
KHAYYÁM, Omar. Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám. Rendered into English Verse by Edward Fitzgerald. Illustrated in Colour and in Line by René Bull.

ONE OF THE MOST MAGNIFICENT ILLUSTRATED BOOKS OF THE GOLDEN AGE OF ILLUSTRATION IN SUPERB BAYNTUN BINDING KHAYYÁM, Omar. Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám. Rendered into English Verse by Edward Fitzgerald. Illustrated in Colour and in Line by René Bull. London: Hodder and Stoughton, [1913]. Large quarto. pp. [78], [10 tipped-in colour plates within gilt printed […]

1,650.00
KINSELLA, Thomas & LE BROCQUY, Louis: THE TAIN Signed by Illustrator Louis le Brocquy.
KINSELLA, Thomas & LE BROCQUY, Louis: THE TAIN Signed by Illustrator Louis le Brocquy.

Translated from the Irish by Thomas Kinsella. With one hundred and thirty-one brush drawings by Louis le Brocquy. Illustrated with maps, and three plates from the Lebor na hUidre, The Yellow Book of Lecan and The Book of Leinster. D: Dolmen Press, 1969. Folio. Lim. 1st edn. Bl. buckram. Slipcase. Fine in d.j. (1) THE […]

3,500.00
THE TAIN
KINSELLA, Thomas & LE BROCQUY, Louis. The Tain.

THE FINEST BOOK OF ITS TIME – LE BROCQUY’S MASTERPIECE KINSELLA, Thomas & LE BROCQUY, Louis. The Tain. Translated by Thomas Kinsella from the Irish Táin Bó Cuailgne. Brush Drawings by Louis le Brocquy. Dublin: Dolmen Press 1985. pp. vi, [1], 300, [4]. Small folio. Black cloth, image by Le Brocquy in white on upper […]

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KINSELLA, Thomas: Nightwalker and Other Poems

KINSELLA, Thomas. Nightwalker and other poems. 133 Dublin: Dolmen Press, 1967. pp. 24. Blue cloth, title in gilt along spine. Signed presentation copy from Thomas Kinsella to T.K. Whittaker. A fine copy with fraying to dust jacket on top of spine. L3 8F

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LESLIE, Shane. A Ghost In The Isle Of Wight. SIGNED LIMITED EDITION

LESLIE, Shane. A Ghost In The Isle Of Wight. SIGNED LIMITED EDITION London: Elkin Mathews & Marrot, 1929. pp. 31. Pictorial boards printed in green. Edition limited to 530 numbered copies set in Monotype 12-point Garamond, and printed by Robert MacLehose, at the University Press, Glasgow. Signed and numbered [163] by Shane Leslie. Spine evenly […]

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LEVER, Charles. A Collection of the Selected Works of Charles Lever.

LEVER, Charles. A Collection of the Selected Works of Charles Lever. 1. Charles O’Malley The Irish Dragoon. By Harry Lorrequer. Illustrated by Phiz (Hablot Knight Browne). Two volumes. Dublin: Curry, 1845. First edition. 2. Davenport Dunn. A Man of our Day. With illustrations by Phiz. London: Chapman and Hall, 1858. First edition. 3. The Daltons […]

950.00
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 […]

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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 […]

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MacFALL, Haldane. The Wooings of Jezebel Pettyfer. In Fine Binding.

MacFALL, Haldane. The Wooings of Jezebel Pettyfer. Being the Personal History of Jehu Sennacherib Dyle, Commonly Called Mashee Dyle; Together with an Account of Certain Things That Chanced in the House of the Sorcerer; Here Set Down. London: Grant Richards, 1898. Large 16mo. Bound by Phillip Powell-Jones in full red morocco with black, blue, green, […]

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MacLIAMMHÓIR, Micheal: All For Hecuba [Inscribed on titlepage]

MacLIAMMHÓIR, Micheal. All For Hecuba. An Irish Theatrical Autobiography. Dublin: Progress House, 1961. New and revised edition. Pictorial wrappers. Inscribed on titlepage: “Do Eibhlín Óg le meas agus le gean ó shean-charaid léi darb ainm Micheál, Nollaig 1961.”” [For young Eibhlín with respect and love from an old friend named Micheál, Christmas 1961.] A well-read […]

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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, — […]

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MacPIARAIS, Pádraic Íosagán agus Sgéalta Eile

MacPIARAIS, Pádraic Íosagán agus Sgéalta Eile. Padraic Mac Piarais do Sgriobh. Beatrice Elvery do Mhaisigh. Baile Atha Cliath: Connradh na Gaedhilge, n.d. pp. 117, [1] including vocabulary. Post octavo. With four colour plates. Stapled pictorial wrappers. Previous owner’s signature on titlepage. Spine professionally restored. A good copy. €95 The contents include four stories: Íosagán (Little […]

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MacPIARAIS, Pádraic. Bodach an Chóta Lachtna

MacPIARAIS, Pádraic. Bodach an Chóta Lachtna. Baile Átha Cliath: Connradh na Gaedhilge, 1906. Post octavo. First Edition. pp. 72. Yellow pictorial wrappers, printed in black. Previous owner’s signature on upper cover. A very good copy. O’Hegarty 49

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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 […]

475.00
MASON, Stuart. Bibliography of Oscar Wilde.
MASON, Stuart. Bibliography of Oscar Wilde.

MASON, Stuart. Bibliography of Oscar Wilde. With a note by Robert Ross. Illustrated. 113 London: T. Werner Laurie, n.d. (c.1914). pp. xxxix, 605, 1. Blue cloth, title in gilt on upper cover and spine. Top edge gilt. A very good copy. L3 1G

285.00
Sir Paul McCartney: High in the Clouds. Autographed Copy.
McCARTNEY, Paul: High in the Clouds. Autographed Copy.

SIR PAUL McCARTNEY Signed Book High in the Clouds. Signed on the half-title page by Sir Paul McCartney who made only one UK signing appearance for the book at Waterstones, Piccadilly on 14th December 2005. This book marks McCartney’s children’s book debut. McCartney is listed as the most successful musician and composer in popular music history. The book is in […]

1,850.00
McGAHERN, John. The Barracks.
McGAHERN, John. The Barracks.

McGAHERN, John. The Barracks. London: Faber and Faber, 1963. First edition. pp. 232. Red cloth, title in gilt on spine. A fine copy in near fine dust jacket. This is John McGahern’s first novel which won the Irish literary award the AE Memorial Award for 1962. It tells the story of life in a police […]

675.00
McGAHERN, John. The Dark.
McGAHERN, John. The Dark.

McGAHERN, John. The Dark. AUTHOR’S SECOND NOVEL London: Faber, 1965. First edition. pp. 191. Black cloth titled in white. A very good copy in faded frayed dust jacket, with small stain on lower cover. L3 7F

275.00
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