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Our specialists often buy the rarest of signed books, sometimes referred to as autographed documented content. In this section, you can view signed books by the likes of authors such as James Joyce, Samuel Beckett, Patrick Kavanagh, George Bernard Shaw, Seamus Heaney, Flann O’Brien, W.B Yeats, Jack B. Yeats, Lady Gregory, and many signed books by international authors. Historical and literary documents, autographs, original manuscripts, typed letters.


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In a series of letters to John Watkinson, M.D. With six copper engraved plates, (4 folding). London: Printed for W. Strahan; and T. Cadell in the Strand, 1777. First edition. Crown octavo. pp. xvi, 476 (including errata). Later half brown morocco over brown cloth boards, title in gilt on black morocco label on spine. Inscribed […]
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
First Edition, First Printing in fine condition. Fine in fine dust-jacket. This copy is SIGNED by Buzz Aldrin on the title page. Aldrin was one of the first two humans to land on the moon, becoming the second person to walk on the lunar surface. Reaching for the Moon was Adrin’s first collaboration with Wendell […]
Based on BL Add. MS 4817, with some variants from TCD MS 673). Together with a remnant of ‘Annals of Leacán’, AD 1443-68 translated by Dubhaltach Mac Fhir Bhisigh, AD 1666. Edited by Nollaig Ó Muraíle. Dublin: De Búrca, 2022. First edition. Quarto. pp. 679. Green leather titled and blocked in gilt. Limited to 430 […]
Cork: Mercier Press, 1955. Large post octavo. pp. [xii], 223. Cream papered boards. Signed presentation copy from the author “To my friends / Derick & Mrs. McKenna / with all good wishes / Tom Barry / 13.11.1966 Crossbarry.” Several newspaper clippings tipped in and loosely inserted, with an original photograph of the monument at Crossbarry. […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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. […]
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 […]
A General Introduction. The Parallel Passages … Philological and Explanatory Notes ; & The Psalms of David in Metre: According to the Version Approved by the Church of Scotland and Appointed to be Used in Worship [Finely Bound 2 volumes in 1] London: Samuel Bagster, 1829. Quarto. pp. [4], ii, 1352, xviii, xiii. Bound in full blind-stamped brown morocco, spine divided into […]
Dublin: Ward River Press, 1986. First edition. Foolscap octavo. Pictorial wrappers. Signed presentation copy from Maeve to Kate, dated 8th May, 1982. A very good copy. Contents: Dinner in Donnybrook; Flat in Ringsend; Decision in Belfield; Murmurs in Montrose
Black and white photograph of Liverpool FC legends Bob Paisley and M. Hughes, hand-signed. 4″x3″ [L2 Desk]
With numerous portraits and illustrations. Tralee, Kenno, 1993. Folio. Bound by Library Bindings in full green leatherette. Limited edition 170/200 copies. Signed by Bryan MacMahon, John B. Keane and Brendan Kennelly. All edges gilt. A superb production. Fine in slipcase. [Alter 1C]
BORLASE, William G. The Dolmens of Ireland - Special edition limited to 15 sets
BORLASE, William G. The Dolmens of Ireland. Their distribution, structural characteristics, and affinities in other countries; together with the folk-lore attaching to them; supplemented by considerations on the anthropology, ethnology, and traditions of the Irish people. With over 800 illustrations (including 3 colouredplates), and 4 colouredfolding maps. Three volumes. Bound in full green morocco title […]
BROWN, Dan. The Da Vinci Code [Signed first edition].
SIGNED FIRST EDITION New York: Doubleday, 2003. First edition. Black paper boards, title in gilt on spine. Signed by Dan Brown on titlepage. A very good copy.  
Dublin: Printed by John F. Fowler, 1850. 12mo. pp. vii, [1], 142. Modern quarter calf on cloth boards, title in gilt on red morocco label on spine; original wrappers bound in; stain to upper wrapper. Signature of W.W. Burton on upper wrapper and front endpaper. A very good copy. Extremely rare. No copy located on […]
Black and white postcard signed by Matt Busby. Size: 6″x4″. [L2 Desk]
Illustrated. Michigan: Zondervan, 1975. First edition. Demy octavo. pp. 244. Blue cloth, titled in gilt. Signed by Johnny Cash on titlepage. A fine copy in nearfine dust jacket with mylar cover. So many facts have come down in exaggerated form or out of context, who became a legend in his time gives you his own […]
Partridge Press, 1996. Hardcover. Condition: Fine in very good dustjacket. Signed by Charlton on the title page.
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
With bank stamps, small triangular portion neatly cut from r.h.s (perhaps where stabbed), mounted and framed. 295 x 180mm (including frame). Framed and glazed, label of Guy & Co. Ltd. Printsellers, Picture Frame Makers, 70 Patrick St., Cork, on verso. In very good condition. Tom Clarke’s signature is the rarest of all the 1916 leaders, […]
UNIQUE CONNOLLY ASSOCIATION COPY CONNOLLY, James. Labour in Ireland. Labour in Irish History. The Re-Conquest of Ireland. With an introduction by Robert Lynd. Dublin: Maunsel, 1922. pp. xxxviii, 346. A most attractive copy bound in full morocco, gilt bordered. Spine divided into five compartments by raised bands, with title in gilt in second and fourth, […]
Dublin: Moffat; London: Simpkin, 1869. First edition. Crown octavo. pp. xiv, 195. Green pebbled cloth, titled in gilt, badge of RIC in gilt on upper cover, replicated in blind on lower. Signed by C.C.H. Moriarty on titlepage. Small stain to corner of upper cover. Armorial bookplate of James Behan Murtagh on front pastedown. A very […]
DAY, Robert. Books printed in Cork XVII, XVIII, XIX, centuries.
DAY, Robert. Books printed in Cork XVII, XVIII, XIX, centuries. Robert Day, F.S.A. Cork. Titled on page 1: ‘Cork Printed Books / At Myrtle Hill 1904’. Manuscript Notebook, octavo, with forty-three pages of titles from the library of Robert Day, written in his own neat forward-slanting hand. Black leatherette, with diamond shaped engraved label of […]
Lón agus Tabhartas (Lunch and Donations) do’n Taoiseach Éamon de Valera ag Tigh Ósda, Imperial [Cork], 18adh Lá mí na Samhna, 1951. Signed by Éamon de Valera. Folded card, printed in gold at the Lee Press. 130 x 210mm. In very good condition. [L4BC1 Top File F]
Ken Smith Publishing. Yeadon, West Yorkshire. 2007 1st edition. Two volume de luxe issue. Large 8vo (178 x 252mm). Ppxiv,166. Colour frontispiece photograph of the author, colour plates of flies. Full dark red morocco gilt, raised bands. Dark red leather and cloth slipcase. Edition limited to 65 copies in total. Very fine two-volume set in […]
LIMITED EDITION SIGNED BY DONLEAVY Published by Franklin Library, 1983. Octavo. First edition; first printing. Signed by the author. Bound in full leather, spine and covers decorated in gilt. Printed on archival paper with gilded edges. A fine copy.
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
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 […]
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 […]
Dublin: Pigott & Co., 112 Grafton Street, [1902]. Folio. pp. 4. White pictorial wrappers, printed in brown. Constance Markievicz copy with her signature on upper cover. Some fraying at edges. A very good copy. Rare in this condition with a magnificent provenance. Are Ye Right There Michael is a song by the Irish composer and […]
Faust by Goethe. From the German by John Anster.
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]
Translated by Frionsias O’Súileabháin. Illustrated with woodcuts. Baile Atha Cliath, Comhartha na dTrí gCoinneal, n.d. (c.1941) 180 x 125mm., pp. [ii], 21. Pictorial stitched wrappers. Inscribed and signed by Éamon de Valera to Maurice Moynihan; also signed by the translator, Frionsias O’Súileabháin. Some mild staining to upper cover. A very good copy.  A remarkably well-sustained […]
EDITION LIMITED TO 250 COPIES ONLY GRIMBLE, Augustus. The Salmon Rivers of Ireland. With fifty-five illustrations from photographs and two maps. Two volumes. London: Kegan Paul, Trench, Trubner, 1903. Quarto. pp. (1) xv, 262, (2) xii, 272. Quarter vellum on grey papered boards, title printed on new paper labels on spine. Traces of very mild water […]
Profusely illustrated in colour. London, Glasgow & Bombay: Blackie, 1911. Royal octavo. pp. 64, 64, 62, 64, 48 (coloured plates). Grey papered boards, titled in green. Colour illustration inset on upper covers. Signed by Alexander Williams on titlepage of each volume. A few nicks to spine ends. A near fine set. Alexander Williams RHA (1846-1930) is known for […]
Being the record of “D” Company of the 7th Royal Dublin Fusiliers. Foreword by Lieut.-General Sir Bryan T. Mahon. With illustrations, maps and eight tipped-in coloured plates. Dublin: Ponsonby, n.d. (c.1917). Super royal octavo. First edition. pp. 244. With coloured frontispiece, 8 coloured plates and numerous monochrome plates including a large ‘Who’s Who section of the 259 Pals at […]
Dublin: Gallery Press, 1975. Demy octavo. First edition. pp. 35. Green cloth. titled in gilt. Signed and inscribed by the author on front endpaper. A fine copy in fine pictorial dust jacket. Michael Hartnett was born in Newcastle West, County Limerick, in 1941. His poems were first published in Poetry Ireland and Arena. In 1968 […]
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. […]
Connecticut: Easton Press, Collector’s Edition. SIGNED. 543pp. Octavo. Full red morocco leather with raised bands, gilt and black ink stamped titles and decorative borders on the spine and front cover, and an illustrated paper label on the front cover. All edges gilt. Orange moire endsheets. Silk ribbon page marker. Signed by Muhammad Ali and Thomas […]