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Our Poetry section houses rare books for sale from authors such as Seamus Heaney, W.B. Yeats, Patrick Kavanagh, Douglas Hyde, Thomas Kinsella, George Montague, Thomas Moore, Paul Muldoon, Frank O’Connor, J.M. Synge and old books from many more.

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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
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
CASEMENT, Roger. Some Poems of Roger Casement. With portrait frontispiece
Dublin: The Talbot Press, & London: T. Fisher Unwin, 1918. Square octavo. pp. xviii, 26. Original decorated wrappers. Spine professionally rebacked. A very good copy. Scarce. [L4BC2 2C]
295.00
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 […]
375.00
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
45.00
DAVIS, Thomas. National and Historical Ballads, Songs and Poems. [Roger Casement SIGNED]
A new and revised edition. Dublin, Duffy, 1869. 12mo. pp. 254. Green cloth, harp within a garland of Shamrocks in gilt on upper cover, title in gilt on spine. Inscribed on front free endpaper by Roger Casement “To Charles E. Stuart, King of Ballymena, Christmas 1882.” With calligraphic stamp of Roger D. Casement. A very […]
1,500.00
GOLDSMITH, Oliver. The Poetical and Prose Works of Oliver Goldsmith
GOLDSMITH, Oliver. The Poetical and Prose Works of Oliver Goldsmith. [L4 8A]
GOLDSMITH, Oliver. The Poetical and Prose Works of Oliver Goldsmith. With Life. Illustrated with engravings on steel. Edinburgh & London: Gall & Inglis, n.d. pp. xv, [1], 640. Pictorial cloth over bevelled boards. Premium Prize label awarded to Mary Hewetson, Ladies’ Seminary, Rochelle, Cork, on front pastedown. Midsummer, 1889. Minor wear to extremities. All edges […]
145.00
HEANEY, Seamus The Last Walk [SIGNED BY THE PUBLISHER]
Illustrated by Martin Gale. Oldcastle: Gallery Press, 2013. Medium octavo. First edition, first printing. Green linen, title blind-stamped on upper cover. One of 575 numbered copies, of which 500 are for sale. Signed by the publisher Peter Fallon. A fine copy in fine acetate dust jacket. Published posthumously, the book is a translation by Seamus […]
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: Electric Light [Signed Edition]
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
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 […]
1,350.00
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. Beowulf [First Edition]
Translated by Seamus Heaney. 130 London: Faber and Faber, 1999. First edition. pp. xxx, Dark blue papered boards, title in gilt on spine. Small paper label on spine. A fine copy in pictorial dust jacket. The great relic of English literature is the epic ‘Beowulf’. The poem is in West Saxon but was originally composed […]
95.00
HEANEY, Seamus. Death of a Naturalist [Amended Edition 2016]
London: Faber and Faber, 2016. Black cloth, title in gilt on spine. A fine copy in fine dustjacket. Seamus Heaney (1939-2013), Nobel Laureate, poet, essayist and playwright, born in County Derry and brought up on a small farm between Toomebridge and Castledawson. Afrer graduation from Queen’s University, Belfast he taught for a year at St. […]
25.00
HEANEY, Seamus. Door into the Dark
London: Faber and Faber, 1969. First edition, second printing. pp. 56. Black linen, title in gilt on spine. Signed by Heaney and dated at Thornbury, 1973. Bookplate of Bill Pickard on front pastedown. A fine copy in very good price-clipped dust jacket. Brandes and Durkan A5. “Heaney still has the gift of finding a new […]
1,350.00
HEANEY, Seamus. Door into the Dark [First Edition]
London: Faber and Faber, 1969. First edition. pp. 56. Black linen, title in gilt on spine.. A fine copy in very good dust jacket. Previous owner’s signature present. Heaney still has the gift of finding a new and consummate phrase to evoke physical qualities, and when these take on a symbolic resonance the result is […]
275.00
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. Field Work.
London: Faber and Faber, 1979. Demy octavo. First edition, first impression. pp. 64. Purple papered boards, titled in gilt. Signed by Seamus Heaney on titlepage. A fine copy in fine dust jacket with usual fading to spine. Price-clipped. In ‘Field Work’ (1979), many of the poems are elegiac, dealing with the personal loss of friends […]
675.00
HEANEY, Seamus. Hailstones
Edited by Peter Fallon. 89 LIMITED EDITION Dublin, Gallery Books, 1984. Edition limited to 750 copies. First. pp. 24. Blue printed wraps. Fine. A scarce and attractive item. L3 8E
125.00
HEANEY, Seamus. Human Chain [SIGNED BY SEAMUS HEANEY]
London: Faber and Faber, 2010. Demy octavo. pp. [8], 85. First edition. Brown papered boards, title in gilt on spine. Signed by Seamus Heaney on the title-page. A ‘Foyles Signed First Edition’ sticker to the lower front cover. A fine copy in fine dust jacket. The Nobel Laureate’s last collection of poetry published before his […]
850.00
HEANEY, Seamus. North
London: Faber and Faber, 1975. First edition. pp. 73. Pale blue wrappers with an illustration of a Viking ship on upper cover, title in black on spine. Ex libris Glenstal Abbey with stamp. A good copy. Brandes & Durkan. This true first edition, first printing (first impression) with no reprint statement to the copyright page […]
750.00
[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