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MOORE, Thomas. The National Moore. Centenary Edition Including the Airs of the Irish Melodies.
MOORE, Thomas. The National Moore. Centenary Edition Including the Airs of the Irish Melodies.

MOORE, Thomas. The National Moore. Centenary Edition Including the Airs of the Irish Melodies, National Airs &c. And a Memoir by J.F. Waller. With engravings. Four volumes. London & Dublin: William Mackenzie [1879]. Quarto. Original dark green pebbled cloth over bevelled boards; front covers with gilt and black ruled borders; beautiful ornate medallion design in […]

185.00
MORGAN, Lady. France. Two volumes 1817.
MORGAN, Lady. France. Two volumes 1817.

MORGAN, Lady. France. Two volumes. 910 London: Printed for Henry Colburn, 1817. Second edition. pp. (1) xvi, [3], 4-416, (2) vii, [1 (errata)], [3], 413, clxxx. Contemporary full tree calf, title and volume in gilt on red morocco labels. Armorial bookplate of Michael Morris, Baron Killanin on front pastedown. Old stain on lower margin of […]

200.00
MORRISON, Van. Keep ‘Er Lit. (Signed LIMITED EDITION – ONE OF 250 COPIES ONLY)

MORRISON, Van. Keep ‘Er Lit. London: Faber & Faber, 2020. Demy octavo. First edition. pp. xix, [1], 242. Quarter blue cloth on orange papered boards. Edition limited to 250 copies [No. 191]. A superb copy housed in an elegant orange cloth slipcase. Keep ‘Er Lit is the second volume of Van Morrison’s collected lyrics containing […]

650.00
MULDOON, Paul. Mules (Extremely Rare First Edition)

MULDOON, Paul. Mules. London: Faber and Faber, 1977. First edition. pp. 59. Printed stiff brown wrappers. Light fading to spine. A very good copy. L4BC2 1B

250.00
Murdoch, Iris: The Book and the Brotherhood.
Murdoch, Iris: The Book and the Brotherhood.

The Franklin Library ; Signed First Edition, Pennsylvania, U.S.A., 1988. Leather. Condition: Fine. Illustrator by Mikhail Ivenitsky. Bound in brown morocco with gold tooling. All edges gilt, ribbon place holder. Marbled endpapers. Publisher’s promotional letter included.

175.00
Ní DHUBHGAILL, C. Máire (Crissie M. Doyle). Women in Ancient and Modern Ireland.
Ní DHUBHGAILL, C. Máire (Crissie M. Doyle). Women in Ancient and Modern Ireland.

ILLUSTRATED BY GRACE PLUNKETT Cover illustration by Grace Plunkett, other illustrations from original sketches by Saibh Ní Treinseach. Dublin: The Kenny Press, 65 Middle Abbey Street, 1917. pp. 40. Pictorial wrappers. Small portion of lower right hand corner of upper wrapper missing. A very good copy. COPAC locates the TCD copy only. With chapters on: […]

350.00
Ó CATHASAIGH, P. The Story of the Irish Citizen Army. (Signed by Sean O’Casey)

Ó CATHASAIGH, P. The Story of the Irish Citizen Army. 104 O’CASEY’S FIRST BOOK Dublin: Maunsel, 1919. pp. vi, 72. Printed stapled wrappers. A fine copy. Scarce. €425.00 L4BC2 2C Sean O’Casey’s first book, with his name in the Irish vernacular. The first account of the formation of the Irish Citizen Army during the Dublin […]

850.00
O’BRIEN, Edna: The High Road

O’BRIEN, Edna. The High Road. 113 London: Weidenfeld, 1988. First edition. pp. [xii], 180. Brown paper boards, title in gilt along spine. A fine copy in fine dust jacket. L3 6F

65.00
O'BRIEN, Flann. [Na gCOPALEEN, Myles] An Béal Bocht nó An Milleánach.
O’BRIEN, Flann. [Na gCOPALEEN, Myles] An Béal Bocht nó An Milleánach.

O’BRIEN, Flann. [Na gCOPALEEN, Myles] An Béal Bocht nó An Milleánach. Droch-sgéal ar an droch-shaoghal. Curtha i n-eagar le Myles Na gCopaleen. Baile Átha Cliath: Cló Dolmen, 1964. Third edition. pp. 111. Titlepage printed in red and black. Red papered boards, titled in gilt. With map of ‘An Domhan Mór’ on endpapers. A very good […]

95.00
O'BRIEN, Flann. The Hard Life. An exegesis of squalor.
O’BRIEN, Flann. The Hard Life. An exegesis of squalor.

A COMIC GENIUS O’BRIEN, Flann. The Hard Life. An exegesis of squalor. London: Hart-Davis, MacGibbon, 1961. First edition. pp. 156, [1]. Red and black papered boards, title in gilt on spine. Mild foxing to endpapers. A very good copy in a very good pictorial dust jacket. “Had I never heard of the author, and were […]

425.00
O'BRIEN, Flann. The Third Policeman (FIRST EDITION).
O’BRIEN, Flann. The Third Policeman (FIRST EDITION).

FIRST EDITION O’BRIEN, Flann. The Third Policeman. London: MacGibbon & Kee, 1967. First edition. pp. 200. Brown papered boards, title in gilt on spine. A near fine copy in near fine pictorial dust jacket. €875 This work, O’Nolan’s second novel, did the rounds with publishers and met with repeated rejections, causing him such disappointment that […]

850.00
O'CASEY, Sean. The Silver Tassie, 1930.
O’CASEY, Sean. The Silver Tassie, 1930.

O’CASEY, Sean. The Silver Tassie. A Tragi-Comedy in Four Acts. With a portrait of the author by Evan Walters. London: Macmillan, 1930. Third edition. pp. viii, 139, [1]. Quarter cloth on green papered boards, title on printed label on upper cover and spine. The play that caused his breach with the Abbey. A very good […]

35.00
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'CONNOR, Frank. A Picture Book by Frank O'Connor.
O’CONNOR, Frank. A Picture Book by Frank O’Connor. With illustrations by Elizabeth Rivers.

O’CONNOR, Frank. A Picture Book by Frank O’Connor. With illustrations by Elizabeth Rivers. 897 WITH BOOKPLATE DESIGNED BY JACK B. YEATS Dublin: The Cuala Press, 1943. Demy octavo. pp. 72, [4], 8 (A List of Books Published by the Dun Emer Press and the Cuala Press). Quarter linen on illustrated paper boards. Edition limited to […]

475.00
O’CONNOR, Frank. The Little Monasteries

O’CONNOR, Frank. The Little Monasteries. Poems translated from the Irish by Frank O’Connor. Dublin: At the Dolmen Press, 1963. First edition. pp. 43. Bound in full buckram in an edition limited to 1,050 numbered copies. Title in gilt on spine. Top edge blue. A fine copy in the original glassine wrapper in a red paper […]

65.00
O'FAOLÁIN, Eileen. The Children of Crooked Castle.
O’FAOLÁIN, Eileen. The Children of Crooked Castle.

An Irish Fairy Story. Illustrated. Dublin: Browne and Nolan, n.d. (c.1949). Blue faded cloth, title in red on upper cover and along spine. A good copy.

125.00
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

95.00
O’FLAHERTY, Liam: The Black Soul

O’FLAHERTY, Liam. The Black Soul. 110 London: Jonathan Cape, 1936. Third edition. pp. 256, 22 (Florin Books Catalogue). Beige cloth, title printed on upper cover and spine. A good copy. The story of a man shattered mentally and physically by war and desparing life. 1936 OFLAHERTY, Liam. 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’Brien, Edna: A Fanatic Heart. Signed Ltd First Edition.
O’Brien, Edna: A Fanatic Heart. Signed Ltd First Edition.

Franklin Center, Pennsylvania, 1984. Hardcover. First Edition; First Printing. Fine, full leather, accented in 22kt gold. Printed on archival paper with gilded edges. The endsheets are of moire fabric with a silk ribbon page marker. Smyth sewing and concealed muslin joints. This book is in full leather with hubbed spines.; Signed by Edna O Brien. […]

275.00
ORWELL, George: Nineteen Eighty-Four

ORWELL, George: Easton Press, Norwalk, Connecticut, 1992. Hardcover. First Edition; First Printing. Fine, Leather Bound. Book accented in 22kt gold. Printed on archival paper with gilded edges. The endsheets are of moire fabric with a silk ribbon page marker. Smyth sewing and concealed muslin joints to ensure the highest quality binding. The novel is set […]

475.00
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
PLATH, Sylvia: Ariel. Fine first edition.
PLATH, Sylvia: Ariel. Fine first edition.

London: Faber and Faber, 1965 First edition. pp. 86. Bound in modern full red morocco, covers ruled by a single gilt fillet, titled in gilt on spine. A fine copy of the rare first edition in slipcase. L1 11A

1,250.00
PLATH, Sylvia. Crossing the Water.
PLATH, Sylvia. Crossing the Water.

London: Faber and Faber, 1971 First edition. pp. 64. Bound in modern full tan morocco, covers ruled by a single gilt fillet, titled in gilt on spine. A fine copy of the rare first edition in slipcase. L1 11A

1,250.00
PLATH, Sylvia. The Bell Jar.
PLATH, Sylvia. The Bell Jar.

New York: Harper & Row, 1971. First American edition, the first to be published under Plath’s name. pp. [7], 311. Bound in modern full red morocco, covers ruled by a single gilt fillet, titled in gilt on spine. A fine copy of the rare first edition in slipcase. Originally published under the pseudonym [Victoria Lucas] […]

1,250.00
FINE FIRST EDITION London: Faber and Faber, 1971 First edition. pp. 55. Bound in modern full blue morocco, covers ruled by a single gilt fillet, titled in gilt on spine. A fine copy of the rare first edition in slipcase. [wpecpp name='PLATH, Sylvia. Winter Trees' price='1250'] €1,250.00 L1 11A 1973 PLATH, Sylvia.
PLATH, Sylvia. Winter Trees.

FINE FIRST EDITION London: Faber and Faber, 1971 First edition. pp. 55. Bound in modern full blue morocco, covers ruled by a single gilt fillet, titled in gilt on spine. A fine copy of the rare first edition in slipcase. L1 11A 1973 PLATH, Sylvia.

1,250.00
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
RACKHAM, Arthur (Illustr.). & OTHERS. Queen Mab’s Fairy Realm

RACKHAM, Arthur (Illustr.). & OTHERS. Queen Mab’s Fairy Realm. Illustrated by H. Cole, A. Garth Jones, H. R. Millar, A. Rackham, and R. Savage. London: Newnes, 1901. First edition. Post octavo. pp. xii, [2], 310. Coloured frontispiece and titlepage. Original dark blue cloth boards, decorative translucent fairy in gilt, impressed design of castle in green to upper cover; […]

475.00
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
SHAKESPEARE, William: The Complete Works

SHAKESPEARE, William. The Complete Plays. Six volumes. 144 London: The Folio Society, 1988. Royal octavo. Sumptuously bound by Hunter & Foulis in full oasis crimson morocco, covers framed by double gilt fillets, gilt fleur-de-lys in corners. Spines divided into six panels by raised bands with three gilt dots; turn-ins ruled in gilt with double gilt […]

1,500.00
George Bernard Shaw at De Burca Rare Books
SHAW, Bernard. & WINSTEN, Clare. Buoyant Billions: A Comedy of No Manners

SHAW, Bernard. & WINSTEN, Clare. Buoyant Billions: A Comedy of No Manners. In Prose by Bernard Shaw and in Pictures by Clare Winsten. London: Constable, 1949. Royal quarto. pp. 54, [3]. Quarter vellum over pictorial cloth. Of this edition one thousand and twenty five copies only have been printed. A thousand are numbered 1-1000, and […]

125.00
Shaw, George Bernard - The Intelligent Woman's Guide To Socialism and Capitalism.
SHAW, George Bernard – The Intelligent Woman’s Guide To Socialism and Capitalism.

Constable and Co., London, 1928. Hardcover. Condition: Near Fine -. xxxvi, 494, [2] p.; 24 cm. Yellow-green cloth with dark green Celtic knot design on front cover and spine; gilt-stamped spine title and decoration. Lacking dust jacket. Top page edges gilt. Green endpapers. First edition, first printing.

125.00
SHAW, George Bernard: Four Plays (The Devil's Disciple, Man and Superman, Pygmalion and Saint Joan).
SHAW, George Bernard: Four Plays (The Devil’s Disciple, Man and Superman, Pygmalion and Saint Joan).

Bernard Shaw: Four Plays (The Devil’s Disciple, Man and Superman, Pygmalion and Saint Joan) Franklin Library Greatest Books of the Twentieth Century series The Franklin Library, Franklin Center, Pennsylvania, 1978. Hardcover. Condition: Near Fine. Four of the noted playwright’s most-admired works in a single deluxe leatherbound Franklin Library edition. With sepia-toned illustrations by Stan Hunter. […]

125.00
Shaw, George Bernard: TWO PLAYS FOR PURITANS
SHAW, George Bernard: TWO PLAYS FOR PURITANS

Easton Press, Norwalk, Connecticut, 1979. Hardcover. First Edition; First Printing. Fine. Accented in 22kt gold, printed on archival paper with gilded edges, smyth sewing & concealed muslin joints. Bound In full leather with hubbed spines. A Limited Edition. ; The 100 Greatest Books Ever Written. ; 4to 11″ – 13″ tall; Original binding.

275.00
SHAW, George Bernard. Prefaces: Sociological, Political, Religious, Autobiographical.
SHAW, George Bernard. Prefaces: Sociological, Political, Religious, Autobiographical.

SHAW, George Bernard. Prefaces: Sociological, Political, Religious, Autobiographical etc. London: Constable and Company, 1934. Royal octavo. First edition. pp. viii, 802. Bound by Leighton-Straker in black, green and brown morocco with gilt decorations and ‘S’ in gilt on both covers, flat spine titled and dated in gilt, doublures ruled in gilt, brown sprinkled endpapers; red […]

575.00
SHAW, George Bernard. Saint Joan - Inscribed Limited Edition.
SHAW, George Bernard. Saint Joan – Inscribed Limited Edition.

SHAW, Bernard. Saint Joan. London: Constable, 1924. Folio. pp. vi, 183. Quarter beige cloth over blue and white patterned boards, with paper title labels. Edition limited to 750 copies only. 16 tipped-in plates by Charles Ricketts (13 in colour). Inscribed on half-title: “Inscribed for / Aislinn Dulanty / G. Shaw / Ayot Saint Lawrence / […]

950.00
SHAW, George Bernard. The Crime of Imprisonment [Signed Edition]

SHAW, George Bernard. The Crime of Imprisonment. Frontispiece caricature of Shaw and fifteen illustrations by William Gropper. New York: Published by Philosophical Library, 1946. Large post octavo. First edition. pp. 125. Quarter red buckram on black papered boards. Signed by the author on front endpaper. In frayed pictorial dust jacket. A very good to fine […]

750.00
SHERIDAN, Richard Brinsley. The Dramatic Works of Richard Brinsley Sheridan.
SHERIDAN, Richard Brinsley. The Dramatic Works of Richard Brinsley Sheridan.

SHERIDAN, Richard Brinsley. The Dramatic Works of Richard Brinsley Sheridan with A Short Account of His Life by G.G.S. Engraved frontispieces and title-pages. Two volumes. London: Bagster, 1902. pp. (1) x, 398, (2) v, 416. Titles in red and black. Armorial bookplate of George Saville. Bound by Root & Son??Half red morocco on marbled boards. […]

275.00
[SHERIDAN, Thomas] The Satyrs of Persius.
SHERIDAN, Thomas. The Satyrs of Persius.

IN FINE GRIERSON BINDING FROM THE LIBRARY OF CAPTAIN TOTTENHAM [SHERIDAN, Thomas] The Satyrs of Persius. Translated into English by Thomas Sheridan, D.D. Dublin: Printed by George Grierson, 1728. Post octavo. pp. xvi, [3], 4-101, [1]. Contemporary Irish binding of full red morocco, covers decorated with a gilt floral roll. Spine divided into six panels […]

1,650.00
SOMERVILLE, E. OE. & ROSS, Violet Martin. The Hitchcock Edition of Somerville and Ross.
SOMERVILLE, E. OE. & ROSS, Violet Martin. The Hitchcock Edition of Somerville and Ross.

A SUPERB SET OF THE SIGNED LIMITED EDITION SOMERVILLE, E. OE. & ROSS, Violet Martin. The Hitchcock Edition of Somerville and Ross. With a forward by Harry Worcester Smith. Sporting Works: Some Experiences of an Irish R.M.; Further Experience of an Irish R.M.; In Mr. Knox’s Country; Dan Russell the Fox; All on the Irish […]

1,265.00
Dracula: STOKER, Bram, True First Edition.
STOKER, Bram: Dracula. True First Edition.

STOKER, Bram. Dracula. Westminster: Archibald Constable and Company, 2 Whitehall Gardens, 1897. pp. x, 392, 16. Later issue of the first edition with advert for ‘The Shoulder of Shasta’ on page 392, followed by a 16 page catalogue dated 1898. Finely bound by The Chelsea Bindery in full mustard-yellow morocco in imitation of the original […]

6,500.00
SWIFT, Jonathan Gulliver's Travels and Selected Writings in Prose and Verse.
SWIFT, Jonathan Gulliver’s Travels and Selected Writings in Prose and Verse.

SWIFT, Jonathan Gulliver’s Travels and Selected Writings in Prose and Verse. Edited by John Hayward. Bloomsbury: The Nonesuch Press & New York: Random House, 1934. First Nonesuch edition. pp. xviii, 868. Modern half maroon calf on maroon cloth boards, title, author and year in gilt direct on spine. Original cloth backstrip bound in at end. […]

175.00
[SWIFT, Jonathan] A Tale of a Tub. To which is added, The Battle of the Books and the Mechanical Operation of the Spirit.
SWIFT, Jonathan. A Tale of a Tub. To which is added, The Battle of the Books and the Mechanical Operation of the Spirit.

[SWIFT, Jonathan] A Tale of a Tub. To which is added, The Battle of the Books and the Mechanical Operation of the Spirit. Illustrated with seven hand-coloured plates. 102 London: The Fraser Press, 1970. pp. 198, [1]. Erratum loosely inserted. Tall slim octavo. Edition limited to 1500 copies for sale, this is No. 146. Bound […]

150.00
[SWINBURNE POEMS] Selected Poems of Algernon Charles Swinburne
SWINBURNE POEMS. Selected Poems of Algernon Charles Swinburne, with Illustrations and Decorations by Harry Clarke and an Introduction by Humbert Wolfe.

WITH HARRY CLARKE’S MOST EROTIC ILLUSTRATIONS [SWINBURNE POEMS] Selected Poems of Algernon Charles Swinburne, with Illustrations and Decorations by Harry Clarke and an Introduction by Humbert Wolfe. London: John Lane The Bodley Head Ltd., 1928. Royal octavo. First edition. pp. xxxiii, 219, 11. Untrimmed. Magenta cloth. Designs and titling in gilt. Upper cover with a […]

275.00
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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, John M. In Wicklow West Kerry and Connemara.
SYNGE, John M. In Wicklow West Kerry and Connemara.

SYNGE, John M. In Wicklow West Kerry and Connemara. Dublin: Maunsel, 1919. pp. [viii], 245, [1]. Recent half green morocco on linen boards, spine divided into five compartments by four raised bands; title in gilt on red morocco label on second. A very good copy. L3 5C

175.00
The Tain: Kinsella Thomas & Louis Le BROCQUY.
The Tain: Kinsella Thomas & Louis Le BROCQUY.

KINSELLA, Thomas & Louis Le BROCQUY. 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 cover, title in white on spine. Library Edition with [all] […]

275.00
THOMSON, Hugh (Illustr.). DARTON, E.J. Harvey. Tales of The Canterbury Pilgrims

THOMSON, Hugh (Illustr.). DARTON, E.J. Harvey. Tales of The Canterbury Pilgrims – Retold from Chaucer and Others. London: Wells Gardner, Darton & Co., 1904. Demy octavo. Second edition. pp. xxiv, 365. Black cloth with stamped lettering and design of horses and trees in gilt on upper cover and rebacked spine. Mild foxing to endpapers, previous owner’s signature on front […]

125.00
THOMSON, Hugh (Illustr.). DOBSON, Austin. Tales from Maria Edgeworth

THOMSON, Hugh (Illustr.). DOBSON, Austin. Tales from Maria Edgeworth. London: Wells Gardner Darton, 1903. Demy octavo. First edition. pp. xxiv, [2], 412. Maroon cloth, title and gilt decoration on spine and upper cover. Blind decorative design to rear cover. Spine slightly faded and rubbed. Previous owner’s signatures. Top edge gilt. Thirteen-page introduction by Austin Dobson. Illustrated with fifty-one […]

125.00
THOMSON, Hugh (Illustr.). MITFORD, Mary R. Our Village

THOMSON, Hugh (Illustr.). MITFORD, Mary R. Our Village. With introduction by Ann Thackeray Ritchie and illustrations by Hugh Thomson. London: Macmillan and Co., 1893. Crown octavo. Second edition. pp. lx, 256. Original green cloth, spine and front board elaborately decorated in gilt to a floral design, green coated endpapers; green silk marker. All edges gilt. Small nick to top […]

95.00
THOMSON, Hugh (Illustr.). READE, Charles. Peg Woffington

THOMSON, Hugh (Illustr.). READE, Charles. Peg Woffington. With an Introduction by Austin Dobson and illustrations by Hugh Thomson. London: George Allen, 1899. Crown octavo. First edition, first impression. pp. li, 297, [1]. Original green cloth, spine and front board elaborately decorated in gilt to a floral design, green coated endpapers. All edges gilt. Presentation inscription on half title. Mild […]

125.00
THOMSON, Hugh (Illustr.). SOMERVILLE, William. The Chase

THOMSON, Hugh (Illustr.). SOMERVILLE, William. The Chase. Illustrated by Hugh Thomson. London: Redway, 1896. Foolscap octavo. Gilt decorated cloth. Original blue cloth, spine and front board decorated in gilt with foxhunters. Top edge gilt. A very good copy. “The Chase” is probably the most famous epic length poem and paean to foxhunting and one that most definitely helped shape […]

100.00
Tolstoy. By Henri Troyat

[TOLSTOY] Tolstoy. By Henri Troyat. Translated from the French by Nancy Amphoux. New York: Doubleday, 1967. Royal octavo. Bound by Bayntun of Bath in full crimson levant morocco with their name stamped on front lower turn-in. Covers framed by a single gilt fillet; spine divided into six panels by five gilt raised bands, title and […]

485.00
TOOLE, John Kennedy: A Confederacy of Dunces

PULITZER PRIZE WINNER TOOLE, John Kennedy. A Confederacy of Dunces. Baton Rouge & London, Louisiana State University Press, 1980. (16 x 23.5 cm). First edition, fifth printing. pp. vii, [5], 338. Cloth, in repaired dust jacket. €95 A major work of American literature, the novel depicts the satirical adventures of Ignatius J. Reilly as he […]

175.00
WALKER, Joseph C. Historical Memoirs of the Irish Bards.
WALKER, Joseph C. Historical Memoirs of the Irish Bards.

WALKER, Joseph C. Historical Memoirs of the Irish Bards; an Historical Essay on the Dress of the Ancient and Modern Irish; and a Memoir on the Armour and Weapons of the Irish. Two volumes. 141 Dublin: Printed by J. Christie, 170, James’s-Street, 1818. Second edition. pp. (1) xiv, [1], 400, [34 (Lamentations with music), 6 […]

375.00
WALTERS, L.D'O. The Year's at the Spring. Illustrated by Harry Clarke.
WALTERS, L.D’O. The Year’s at the Spring. Illustrated by Harry Clarke.

The Year’s at the Spring. An Anthology of Recent Poetry. Compiled by L.D’O. Walters and Illustrated by Harry Clarke. With an Introduction by Harold Monro. London: Harrap, 1920. First edition. Quarto. pp. 128. Beige cloth, title and decoration in blue and red on upper cover and spine. A good copy in rare dust jacket. Harry […]

275.00
The Philosophy of Andy Warhol. (From A to B and Back Again): SIGNED by Warhol.
WARHOL, Andy: The Philosophy of Andy Warhol. (From A to B and Back Again): Signed by Warhol.

New York: Harcourt, Brace, Jovanovich, 1975. pp. 241. Quarter orange buckram on yellow paper boards. Signed by Andy Warhol with his initials on half-title. A fine copy in dustjacket.

475.00
Welsh, Irvine: Trainspotting Signed Collector's Edition. Bound in full leather.
Welsh, Irvine: Trainspotting Signed Collector’s Edition. Bound in full leather.

Easton Press, 2015. Condition: Fine. 344 pp., gilt-stamped full grey leather (hardcover), moire endpapers and pastedowns, LIKE NEW. Includes certificate of authenticity, A Note About, and an unused Easton press bookplate laid in. Irvine Welsh (born 27 September 1958) is a Scottish novelist, playwright and short story writer. His novel Trainspotting was made into a […]

750.00
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Wilde, Oscar: Sebastian Melmoth.

London: Humphreys, 1904. First. Sm. Quarto. pp. [iv], 223. Bookplate on front pastedown. Bound by Hatchards of Picadilly in cont. half brown morocco gilt, light brown linen covers, brown silk marker. Original wrappers bound in at end. T.e.g. Very good. In 1895 while enjoying the success of ‘The Importance of Being Earnest’, Wilde allowed himself […]

475.00
WILDE, Oscar: The Complete Works of Oscar Wilde. Fourteen volumes.
WILDE, Oscar: The Complete Works of Oscar Wilde. Fourteen volumes.

London: Methuen, 1908. First Edition. First Collected Edition thus. Bound in original publisher’s cream cloth, titled in gilt, with gilt decorations on covers. One of an unnumbered edition of 1000 on hand-made paper. Some toning to spines, trace of cup on one volume. Top edges gilt, others deckled. Generally a fine clean set. All volumes […]

1,450.00
WILDE, Oscar. A House of Pomegranates

WILDE, Oscar. A House of Pomegranates. Design and decorations by Shannon and Ricketts. Portland, Maine: Thomas B. Mosher, 1913. Slim octavo. pp. [viii], 158. Third edition on Van Gelder paper. Cream stiff wrappers with yapp edges, decorated and titled in gilt. Limited to 925 copies only. A near fine copy. A collection of fairy tales, […]

125.00
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WILDE, Oscar. A Woman of No Importance

WILDE, Oscar. A Woman of No Importance. 144 Paris: 1903. Demy octavo. pp. [xvi], 154. Bound by Hatchards of Piccadilly in contemporary half brown morocco over pink linen boards. Spine divided into two panels by one gilt raised band, title in gilt direct in the first, gilt floral decoration in the second, year in gilt […]

375.00
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WILDE, Oscar. After Reading : Letters of Oscar Wilde to Robert Ross

WILDE, Oscar. After Reading : Letters of Oscar Wilde to Robert Ross. Westminster: Beaumont Press, 1921. Demy octavo. pp. [6], 7-59. Quarter brown over decorated paper boards, title in gilt along spine. Printed on Japanese vellum, numbered 1 to 175 and 400 copies (ten of which are not for sale) on handmade paper numbered 76 […]

125.00
WILDE, Oscar.An Ideal Husband.  First edition, first impression, one of 1,000 copies printed, 1899.
WILDE, Oscar. An Ideal Husband. First edition, first impression, one of 1,000 copies printed, 1899.

WILDE, Oscar. An Ideal Husband. London: Smithers, 1899. First edition, first impression, one of 1,000 copies printed. Quarto. pp. [xiv], 213. Armorial bookplate on front pastedown. Bound by Hatchards of Piccadilly in contemporary half brown morocco gilt on light brown linen covers, brown silk marker. Original salmon cloth bound in at end. Top edge gilt. […]

2,000.00
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WILDE, Oscar. Essays, Criticisms and Reviews.

Essays, Criticisms and Reviews. Now first collected. WILDE, Oscar. London: Privately Printed, 1901. First. Small quarto. pp. 175. Bound by Hatchards of Piccadilly in contemporary half brown morocco over pink linen boards. Spine divided into two panels by one gilt raised band, title in gilt direct in the first, gilt floral decoration in the second, […]

275.00
[WILDE, Oscar] [WILDE, Oscar] The Life of Oscar Wilde By Robert Harborough Sherard.
WILDE, Oscar. The Life of Oscar Wilde By Robert Harborough Sherard.

WILDE, Oscar The Life of Oscar Wilde By Robert Harborough Sherard. With a full reprint of the famous revolutionary article, “”Jacta Alea Est””, which was written by Jane Francesca Elgee, who afterwards became the mother of Oscar Wilde, and an additional chapter contributed by one of the Prison Warders, who held this unhappy man in […]

175.00
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WILDE, Oscar. The Sphinx.

WILDE, Oscar. The Sphinx. Woodcut illustrations. 144 London: Privately Printed, 1901. First edition thus. Small quarto. pp. [iv], 32. Bound by Hatchards of Piccadilly in contemporary half brown morocco over pink linen boards. Spine divided into two panels by one gilt raised band, title in gilt direct in the first, gilt floral decoration in the […]

595.00
YEATS, Jack B: Apparitions

YEATS, Jack B. Apparitions. Three plays. Apparitions, The Old Sea Road, Rattle. London: Jonathan Cape, 1933. First edition. Blue cloth, titled in blue on spine. From the library of Denis Johnson with his bookplate on front pastedown. A very good copy in rare illustrated frayed dust jacket. SR E With numerous illustrations including five full […]

245.00
YEATS, Jack. B: Sligo [Signed presentation copy from Jack B. Yeats]

YEATS, Jack B. Sligo. London: Wishart & Company, 1932. Crown octavo. First edition. pp. 158. Green cloth, titled in black. Signed presentation copy from Jack B. Yeats to Mrs McCarville. A fine copy in very good and rare dust jacket. “The first of the author’s novels, a pseudo-autobiographical narrative set in his boyhood home in […]

775.00
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: Last Poems and Plays

YEATS, W.B. Last Poems & Plays. New York: Macmillan, 1940. First edition. pp. vii, [1], 125, [1]. Green cloth with design by Sturge Moore, blind-stamped on upper cover, lettering in gilt on spine. Previous owner’s signature on front free endpaper. A fine copy in original dust jacket with evenly faded sun-tanning to spine, light wear […]

295.00
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 [AUTHOR INSCRIBED COPY]

YEATS, W.B. The Celtic Twilight.  Men and Women, Dhouls and Faeries.  With frontispiece ‘The Last Gleeman’ by John B. Yeats facing title. London, Lawrence and Bullen, 1893.  First edition. pp. xii, 212.  Olive-green ribbed cloth, title author and publisher in gilt on spine.  Inscribed by W.B. Yeats ‘With the author’s best regards, Feb 19. 94’ […]

6,500.00
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 Celtic Twlight

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 […]

375.00
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
YEATS, W. B: The Secret Rose

YEATS, W.B. The Secret Rose. Illustrations by John B. Yeats. 137 New York: Dodd, Mead & Company. London: Lawrence & Bullen, 1897. First American edition, issued in the same year as the English edition. pp. xi, 265, [2]. Title in red and black. Dark blue cloth, with design by Althea Gyles stamped in gilt on […]

950.00
YEATS, W. B: The Wild Swans at Coole

YEATS, W.B. The Wild Swans at Coole. London: Macmillan, 1919. First edition. pp. ix, 114. Dark blue cloth with design in gilt by Sturge Moore. A very good copy. Wade 124. Contains the first publication, in book form, of the poems in memory of Major Robert Gregory. In addition to the 29 poems first published […]

475.00
YEATS, W.B, Plays in Prose and Verse.
YEATS, W.B, Plays in Prose and Verse.

YEATS, W.B. Plays in Prose and Verse. Written for an Irish Theatre, and Generally with the Help of a Friend. 140 SCHOOL PRIZE BINDING London: Macmillan, 1926. pp. ix, 447. Bound by Bickers of London in full dark blue calf, spine divided into six panels by five gilt raised bands, title and author in gilt […]

375.00
YEATS, W.B: Fairy Tales

YEATS, W.B. Ed. by. Irish Fairy and Folk Tales. Selected and edited with introduction. Twelve illustrations by James Torrance. London: Scott, n.d. (October, 1893). pp. xix, 326, 6 (publisher’s list). Tan pictorial cloth, title in gilt on upper cover and on spine. Illustrated endpapers. Spine sun-tanned. All edges gilt. A good copy. Very scarce. Wade […]

350.00
YEATS, W.B: The Collected Poems IDEAL FOR PRESENTATION

YEATS, W.B. The Collected Plays of W.B. Yeats. Portrait frontispiece. London: Macmillan, 1934. First edition. Crown octavo. pp. vi, 617. Bound by Bumpus of London in contemporary half calf on cloth boards, with their name stamped on lower turn-in. Spine divided into six panels by five gilt raised bands, title and author in gilt direct […]

285.00
YEATS, W.B: The Hour Glass

YEATS, W.B. ‘The Hour-Glass’ and Other Plays. Being volume two of plays for an Irish theatre. ‘The Hour Glass’; ‘Cathleen Ní Hoolihan’; ‘A Pot of Broth’. 80 LIMITED EDITION OF 100 COPIES New York, Macmillan, 1904. Edition limited to 100 copies on Japanese vellum. pp. vii, 113. Fine in paper parchment in d.j. Wade 52 […]

585.00
YEATS, W.B. Later Poems, 1926.
YEATS, W.B. Later Poems, 1926.

YEATS, W.B. Later Poems. London: Macmillan and Co., 1926. pp. xiii, [1], 363, [2]. Contemporary full red morocco, flat spine with gilt decoration and title; covers framed by a thin floral roll; turn-ins gilt; red, pink, maroon, brown and green endpapers; red and gold endbands. A very good and attractive copy. The contents includes: The […]

475.00
YEATS, W.B. Poems

YEATS, W.B. Poems. Portrait frontispiece. 140 London: T. Fisher Unwin, Ltd. Adelphi Terrace, 1908. Fifth edition. pp. xiii, 301, [1]. Blue cloth, with gilt-stamped design by Althea Gyles on spine and upper cover; rose in gilt on lower. Previous owner’s signature on front free endpaper. Spine a little faded, otherwise a very good copy. Rare […]

385.00
YEATS, W.B. Stories from Carleton

YEATS, W.B. Stories from Carleton: With an Introduction by W.B. Yeats. London: Walter Scott, [1889]. pp. xvii, 302, 6 (publisher’s list). Original red cloth, gilt lettering and design in black. A very good copy. This volume is a collection of stories by William Carleton, including The Poor Scholar; Tubber Derg; Wildgoose Lodge; Shane Fadh’s Wedding […]

175.00
YEATS, W.B. The Winding Stair and Other Poems

YEATS, W.B. The Winding Stair and Other Poems. London: Macmillan, 1933. First edition. pp. ix, 101. Half-title with Macmillan monogram and address on verso. Olive green blind-stamped cloth, to a design by T. Sturge Moore. Loosely inserted are two photographs of Thoor Ballylee castle and the cottages being prepared for restoration, dated February, 1964. Small […]

1,675.00
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