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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
BARRY, P. Here Comes The Damn Green Flag Again!
Original Poems, Stories and Articles. Stimulating entertaining. Illustrated. Cork: Paramount Printing, (c.1945). pp. 198. Quarter red linen on stiff pictorial boards. Very good copy. Scarce. COPAC locates the TCD and BL copies only. In addition to the several national poems there are articles on: Fredericksburg – Meagher’s Brigade; Fermoy Gaelic Footballers; The Ghost of Gortnakilla […]
175.00
BEATTIE, James. The Minstrel [EDWARDS OF HALIFAX FINE ETRUSCAN BINDING]
In two books. With some other poems. By James Beattie, LL.D. To which are now added, Miscellanies. By James Hay Beattie, with an account of his life and character. London: Printed by T. Gillet, Salisbury Square, for C. Dilly, in the Poultry; and sold by A. Brown, Aberdeen, 1799. Post octavo. pp. (1) [viii], 120 […]
1,450.00
BECKETT, Samuel. For to End Yet Again and other Fizzles.
London: Calder, 1976. First English edition. Crown octavo. pp. 54. Brown papered boards, titled in gilt along spine. A fine copy in fine price-clipped dust jacket. Originally published in ‘Minuit’ and together as ‘Pour Finir Encore et autres foirades’, Paris 1976. The first British collected edition of some short prose works collected and published in […]
95.00
BROOKE, Miss [Charlotte]. Reliques of Irish Poetry: Consisting of Heroic Poems, Odes, Elegies, and Songs, translated into English Verse:
With notes explanatory and historical; and the Originals in the Irish Character. To which is subjoined An Irish Tale. By Miss Brooke. Dublin: George Bonham, Printer, South Great George’s Street, 1789. Quarto. First edition. pp. xxvi, [2], 369. Later half brown morocco on cloth boards, titled in gilt. Previous owner’s signature ‘James Arbuckle’ on tiitlepage. […]
750.00
BROOKE, Miss [Charlotte]. Reliques of Irish Poetry: Consisting of Heroic Poems, Odes, Elegies, and Songs, translated into English Verse: With notes explanatory and historical; and the Originals in the Irish Character. To which is subjoined An Irish Tale. By Miss Brooke.
Dublin: George Bonham, Printer, South Great George’s Street, 1789. Quarto. First edition. pp. xxvi, [2], 369. Later half brown morocco on cloth boards, titled in gilt. Previous owner’s signature ‘James Arbuckle’ on tiitlepage. Occasional wear to extremities. A very good copy. Very scarce. ESTC T144069. The year 1789 will be best remembered in Europe for […]
750.00
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
COWPER, William. Poems. Two volumes in one.
Dublin: Printed for P. Wogan, 20, Bridge Street, 1805. pp. [iv], 216, [viii], 212. Contemporary full tree calf, flat spine divided into panels by double gilt fillets, title in gilt on red morocco label on spine. Badge of the Feinaiglian Institution, Luxembourg in gilt on upper cover. Premium label not present. Some minor wear to extremities. A very […]
225.00
FINDEN, Edward. The Beauties of Moore: A Series of Portraits of his Principal Female Characters, from Paintings by Eminent Artists, made expressly for the work. Engraved by, or under the immediate superintendence of, Mr. Edward Finden.
HAND-COLOURED COPY FINDEN, Edward. The Beauties of Moore: A Series of Portraits of his Principal Female Characters, from Paintings by Eminent Artists, made expressly for the work. Engraved by, or under the immediate superintendence of, Mr. Edward Finden. Borders designed by J. Marchant. With a memoir of the poet and descriptive letterpress. London, Edinburgh, Dublin […]
1,250.00
FRENCH, Percy. Prose, Poems and Parodies of Percy French
Edited by his sister Mrs. De Burgh Daly. With foreword by Alfred Perceval Graves. Portrait frontispiece of Percy French. Dublin: The Talbot Press, 1955. pp. xix, 204. Black cloth, titled in gilt. A very good copy in repaired pictorial dust jacket with small stain. Most uncommon in the dust jacket, which is from a watercolour by […]
85.00
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
GOLDSMITH, Oliver. The Poetical Works of Oliver Goldsmith.
With a memoir by William Spalding. London, Charles Griffin, n.d. (c.1864). Small quarto. pp. vi, 154. 4 (publisher’s list). Lacquered binding in faux mottled calf effect with gilt decorations to covers and professionally restored spine; moiré silk endpapers. All edges gilt. A fine copy. [Cat 148 Porch]
485.00
HARTNETT, Michael. Prisoners. Illustrated by Timothy Engelland
Massachusetts & Dublin: The Deerfield Press, The Gallery Press, 1977. pp. [16]. Brown cloth, title in gilt on spine. Limited edition to 250 copies signed by the author. A fine copy in fine dust jacket. Michael Hartnett was born in Newcastle West, Co. Limerick, in 1941. His poems were first published in Poetry Ireland and Arena. […]
475.00
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, […]
575.00
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. […]
575.00
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: 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 [55] by Seamus Heaney. A fine copy in fine slipcase. L3 8E
575.00
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. 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.
1,250.00
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. Finders Keepers. Selected Prose 1971-2001 [Signed Edition]
London: Faber and Faber, 2002. First edition. pp. x, 416. Cream paper boards, title in blue on spine. Signed by Seamus Heaney on titlepage. A fine copy in dust jacket. “How should a poet properly live and write? What is his relationship to be to his own voice, his own place, his literary heritage and […]
475.00
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
HEANEY, Seamus. Sweeney Astray [Signed First Edition]
A Version from the Irish by Seamus Heaney. Derry: A Field Day Publication, 1983. First edition. Greyish-white rexine boards, drawing by Colin Middleton in black on upper cover, title in black on spine. Signed and dated by Seamus Heaney. A fine copy in fine dust jacket. A splendid version from the Irish by this acclaimed […]
775.00
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 Government of the Tongue
The 1986 T.S. Eliot Memorial Lectures and Other Critical Writings. London: Faber and Faber, 1988. Demy octavo. First edition. pp. xxiii, 172. Red papered boards, title in silver on spine. Inscribed and signed by Seamus Heaney for Robert Hamlin, dated 16 September, 1988. A fine copy in fine dust jacket. In 1981 Heaney accepted a […]
495.00
HEANEY, Seamus. The Tree Clock
Belfast: Linen Hall Library, 1990. pp. 28. Edition limited to 870 copies. Beige linen, title in blind on upper cover. Celtic design on endpapers. Fine in fine d.j. with title printed in gilt. L3 8E
275.00
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 […]
485.00
JOYCE, James. Pomes Penyeach.
London: Faber, February, 1952. Crown octavo. pp. 22. Green card stitched, in printed gray dust wrapper. Lightly suntanned. A near fine copy. Slocum & Cahoon A28 Pomes Penyeach contains thirteen poems, beneath each poem is printed in italics the place and year of composition. [Cat 148 Porch]
65.00
KAVANAGH, Patrick: Horizon. A Review of Literature and Art. Irish Number. Vol. V. No. 25, January, 1942.
Edited by Cyril Connolly. London: Horizon, 1942. Demy octavo. Bound in brown buckram with original pictorial covers bound in. A very good copy.
75.00
KAVANAGH, Patrick. Almost Everything – written and spoken by Patrick Kavanagh. LP Record.
Produced and edited by Prionsias Mac Aonghusa. Dublin: Published by Garech de Brún, Claddagh Records. 1964. Disk in fine condition in original sleeve with a picture of Kavanagh along the Canal after a design by Liam Miller of the Dolmen Press.
475.00
KAVANAGH, Patrick. Collected Poems.
EXCEEDINGLY RARE SIGNED COPY London: MacGibbon & Kee, 1964. First edition. pp. xv, 202. Natural linen, title in gilt on blue paper label on spine. Signed by Patrick Kavanagh on front endpaper. Also with previous owner’s signature. A very good copy in repaired dust jacket. Exceedingly rare signed copy.
2,250.00
KAVANAGH, Patrick. The Dancing Flame.
A Documentary Drama of the Poet in Society. By Peter Kavanagh. New York: The Peter Kavanagh Hand Press. 1981. First edition. Medium octavo. pp. vi, [2], 38. Crimson cloth, title in gilt on upper cover and spine. Limited to 500 copies. Signed by Peter Kavanagh. A fine copy. On April 12th 1952 Patrick Kavanagh and I began […]
475.00
KEALY, Willie: "Submerged in the Wonder" Some Pieces of Truth
KEALY, Willie: “Submerged in the Wonder” Some Pieces of Truth (Limited Edition of 75 Copies)
KEALY, Willie: “Submerged in the Wonder” Some Pieces of Truth (Limited Edition of 75 Copies) He has been writing poetry for more than 50 years and previously gathered a collection under the title, “50 poems – 1967/2017”, which was limited to fifty copies. This collection, “Submerged In The Wonder – Some Pieces Of Truth”, includes […]
20.00
KENNEDY, Maurice. Freebooters. A story with pictures cut by Michael Morrow.
Dublin: Printed & Published at the Dolmen Press, 1952. First edition. Small Quarto. pp. [viii], 24. Title in red and black. Quarter buckram on illustrated boards. Edition limited to 225 numbered copies [No. 53] on Irish Vellum, signed by the author. In original glassine wrapper. A fine copy in lightly frayed sun-tanned glassine wrapper. Exceedingly […]
450.00
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 […]
3,950.00