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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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[ACHILLES] Log of H.M.S. Achilles. Commanded by Captain A.C.F. Heneage, afterwards Admiral Heneage.
[ACHILLES] Log of H.M.S. Achilles. Commanded by Captain A.C.F. Heneage, afterwards Admiral Heneage.

ACHILLES. Log of H.M.S. Achilles. Commanded by Captain A.C.F. Heneage, afterwards Admiral Heneage. Kept by F. Hammond. February 4th 1880 – November 1881. The log then continues for H.M.S. Diamond from November 1881 to March 30th 1882. Illustrated with several tipped in pen and pencil charts with signals. Small folio volume bound in full vellum […]

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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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AN OXONIAN [S. Reynolds Hole]. A Little Tour in Ireland. Being a Visit to Dublin, Galway, Connemara, Athlone, Limerick, Killarney, Glengarriff, Cork, etc. With coloured frontispiece and hand-coloured illustrations by John Leech.

A HAPPY PARSON’S BOOK WITH HAND-COLOURED ILLUSTRATIONS London: Bradbury & Evans, 1859. Small quarto. pp. viii, 220. Bound in the style of Birdsall of Northampton and London in full dark green calf. Covers decorated with double gilt fillets. Spine divided into six panels by five gilt raised bands, title and illustrator in gilt in the […]

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Andy Warhol: Autographed art book photograph of Mick Jagger.
Andy Warhol: Autographed art book photograph of Mick Jagger.

Andy Warhol (1928 – 1987) Colour art book photograph in Warhol’s 1975 painting of Rolling Stones Mick Jagger. American Painter, filmmaker and leader of the pop movement Warhol spent most of his time making individual portraits of the rich and famous. Framed, 7” x 7” Signed on the lower left hand side in black felf-tip. […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 (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. […]

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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

450.00
BORLASE, William G. The Dolmens of Ireland - Special edition limited to 15 sets
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 […]

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BROWN, Dan. The Da Vinci Code [Signed first edition].
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.  

275.00
Edmund Burke signed document
BURKE, Edmund. ADMIRALTY DOCUMENT, SIGNED BY EDMUND BURKE

Document signed ‘Camden P’ as First Lord of the Admiralty, and also by the Lord Privy Seal Lord Dorset, Edmund Burke, Charles J. Fox and by A.S. Conway. Addressed to His Grace George Duke of Marlborough, ‘Custos Rotulorum’ (Keeper of the Rolls) of the County of Oxford, informing him that as ‘His Majestys (George III’s) […]

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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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CHARLTON, Jack: The Autobiography [Signed First Edition]

Partridge Press, 1996. Hardcover. Condition: Fine in very good dustjacket. Signed by Charlton on the title page.

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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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CONNOLLY, James. Labour in Ireland. Labour in Irish History (Inscribed by William O’Brien)

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, […]

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COULTER, Henry. The West of Ireland: its Existing Condition, and Prospects.

THE ABOMINATIONS OF DERRYCOOSH Illustrated with thirty-four lithographic plates (some coloured) and one folding map. Dublin: Hodges &  Smith, 1862. pp. xii, 372, [36 (plates)], 20 (Adverts). Pebbled green cloth, title in gilt on spine, Hibernia and Britannia in gilt on upper cover and in blind on lower. Some light spotting to a few plates. […]

875.00
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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DAY, Robert. Books printed in Cork XVII, XVIII, XIX, centuries.
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 […]

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DE BURCA, Seamus: The Soldier’s Song

DE BURCA, Seamus. The Soldier’s Song. The story of Peadar Kearney. Illustrated. Dublin: P.J. Bourke, 1958. 255 pp. Signed presentation copy from the author. Cloth. Attractive copy in dust jacket. L1 BC2 1A

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DEERY Patsy: IRISH MAYFLIES: A FLY-FISHER'S GUIDE.
DEERY Patsy: IRISH MAYFLIES: A FLY-FISHER’S GUIDE.

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 […]

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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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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
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]

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GRIMBLE, Augustus. The Salmon Rivers of Ireland

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 […]

685.00
Harry-Houdini
Harry Houdini – Autographed headed note paper from his NYC residence.

Houdini purchased a four story brownstone building located at 278, West 113th Street Manhattan, New York City in 1904. The building served as Houdini’s home and base of operation up until his death in 1926. On the third floor was Houdini’s personal study and impressive library. After his death, his tremendous collection of books about […]

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HAUSER, Thomas: Muhammad Ali His Life and Times [SIGNED LIMITED EDITION BY MUHAMMAD ALI]

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 […]

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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 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, […]

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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 […]

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HEANEY, Seamus. Death of a Naturalist: Inscribed “With good memoirs of / Oxford / Seamus Heaney, / 27th March 1968.”

HEANEY, Seamus. Death of a Naturalist. London: Faber and Faber, 1966. First edition third impression. pp. 57. Blue-green cloth, title in gilt along spine. Signed and inscribed by Seamus Heaney on front endpaper “With good memoirs of / Oxford / Seamus Heaney, / 27th March 1968.” Previous owner’s signature. Original dust jacket with a few […]

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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.

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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 […]

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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] 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.

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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 […]

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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 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.

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HOGAN, David [Frank Gallagher]. The Four Glorious Years. [Signed by the Author]

Illustrated. HOGAN, David. Dublin: Irish Press, 1953. Demy octavo. First edition. pp. [xi], 404. Blue cloth, title in gilt on spine. Signed by the author with his pseudonym David Hogan on the titlepage. Top edge blue. A fine copy in near fine dust jacket. Scarce. Covering the period 1918-22, the most formative years in modern […]

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HOWARD, J.J. & CRISP, F.A. Ed. by. Visitation of Ireland

HOWARD, J.J. & CRISP, F.A. Ed. by. Visitation of Ireland. Six volumes. Illustrated with portraits and coats of arms of the numerous families. London: Privately Printed at the Grove Park Press, 1897/1918. Folio. Edition limited to 250 sets, signed by Fred Crisp. Original quarter full vellum on blue linen boards, titled in gilt on spines. […]

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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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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

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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 […]

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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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LIVERPOOL FOOTBALL CLUB: Football League First Division Champions Season 1965-1966

[LIVERPOOL FOOTBALL CLUB] Football League First Division Champions Season 1965-1966. Menu for the Celebration Dinner held at the Adelphi Hotel, Liverpool, Monday, September 19, 1966. Printed in Liverpool, 1966. Octavo. pp. 12. Thick card with Liverpool F.C. emblem in gilt on upper cover. Red silk marker tied around cover. Some staining and thumbing. Signed by […]

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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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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 […]

775.00
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
George Meredith
MEREDITH, George. The Poetical Works of George Meredith

EVELYN GLEESON’S COPY MEREDITH, George. The Poetical Works of George Meredith. With some notes by G.M. Trevelyan. London: 1912. Foolscap octavo. pp. xvi, 623. Full maroon leatherette binding, decorated and titled in gilt. Inscribed ‘Evelyn Gleeson / with Joseph Fisher’s / best wishes. / Christmas 1912.’ Repair to top of spine. Top edge gilt. A fine […]

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MILNE, Ewart. Forty North Fifty West. Cover and Six original Cuts including a Portrait of the Author all by Cecil Ffrench Salkeld

RARE LIMITED EDITION MILNE, Ewart. Forty North Fifty West. Cover and Six original Cuts including a Portrait of the Author all by Cecil Ffrench Salkeld. Dublin: The Gayfield Press, 1938. Royal octavo. First edition. pp. 54. Stiff white wrappers in pictorial dust jacket. Issued in an edition of 250 copies. A fine copy. A modern rarity. The […]

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MONTAGUE, John: A Fair House. Versions of Irish Poetry

MONTAGUE, John. A Fair House: Versions of Irish Poetry. 134 “LIMITED EDITION SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR” Dublin: The Cuala Press, 1972. First edition. pp. vii, 39. Quarter linen on blue papered boards. Signed, numbered and limited edition of 350 copies. A fine copy. L4BC2 1B

285.00
Carte de visite portrait of Thomas Moore, The Bard of Ireland. Photograph by E. Desmaisons, Paris.
MOORE, Thomas:Carte de visite portrait of Thomas Moore, The Bard of Ireland. Photograph by E. Desmaisons, Paris.

Carte de visite portrait of Thomas Moore, The Bard of Ireland. Photographs by E. Desmaisons, Paris. 62 x 103mm. In fine condition.

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Thomas Moore
MOORE, Thomas. Autographed letter signed from Thomas Moore, dated October 29th, 1829, from King Street, St. James’s, London, to Rev. Millman, St Mary’s, Reading, with integral address panel and stamp

MOORE, Thomas. Autographed letter signed from Thomas Moore, dated October 29th, 1829, from King Street, St. James’s, London, to Rev. Millman, St Mary’s, Reading, with integral address panel and stamp. One page quarto. He writes about procuring books for Rev. Millman and on his calling card attached to the letter declines an invitation to dinner. […]

475.00
MOORE, Thomas. Lalla Rookh, an Oriental Romance. First edition [WITH FORE-EDGE PAINTING].
MOORE, Thomas. Lalla Rookh, an Oriental Romance. First edition [WITH FORE-EDGE PAINTING].

WITH FORE-EDGE PAINTING THE BARD OF IRELAND AND THE TSARINA OF RUSSIA MOORE, Thomas. Lalla Rookh, an Oriental Romance. First edition. London: Printed for Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown, 1817. Quarto. First edition. pp. [iv], 405, [1]. Later full green morocco. Covers framed by double gilt fillets with floral stems and gilt dots in […]

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MOORE, Thomas. Portrait of Thomas Moore. Mezzotint. Engraved by George Raphael Ward after a painting by George F. Mulvany

[MOORE, Thomas] Portrait of Thomas Moore. Mezzotint. Engraved by George Raphael Ward after a painting by George F. Mulvany. Published London and Dublin: Ward and Mulvany, 1836. Proof – Chine applique. Image 30.5 x 24cms. Framed and glazed. In very good condition. Dedication to the Marquis of Lansdowne. George Francis Mulvany (1809-69), painter and art […]

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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
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.

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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 […]

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O’CALLAGHAN, John Cornelius. HAND-PAINTED VELLUM BINDING SIGNED BY THE BINDER – PADDY KAVANAGH.

HAND-PAINTED VELLUM BINDING SIGNED BY THE BINDER – PADDY KAVANAGH O’CALLAGHAN, John Cornelius. History of the Irish Brigades in the Service of France, from the Revolution in Great Britain and Ireland under James II to the Revolution in France under Louis XVI. With an introduction by Colonel Patrick J. Hally. Facsimile reprint of the First […]

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O’DONOVAN, Donal. Kevin Barry and his Time (SIGNED PRESENTATION COPY BY THE AUTHOR)

O’DONOVAN, Donal. Kevin Barry and his Time. Illustrated. “NO MORE LONELY SCAFFOLDS” SIGNED PRESENTATION COPY BY THE AUTHOR” Dublin: Glendale, 1989. First edition. pp. 244. Grey paper boards, title in gilt on spine. Signed presentation copy from the author dated 1989. A very good copy in pictorial dust jacket. L1 BC2 2A

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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'Neil, Thomas: Eamonn de Valera
O’Neil, Thomas: Eamonn de Valera (Siged by De Valera)

LONGFORD, The Earl of & O’NEILL, Thomas P. Eamon de Valera. Illustrated. 124 Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1971. pp. xix, [2], 499. Quarter brown buckram on marbled boards. Signed by De Valera. A good copy in frayed dustjacket. L3 7C

350.00
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
Irish Medicine
O’BRIEN, Eoin & CROOKSHANK, Anne. A Portrait of Irish Medicine.

SIGNED LIMITED EDITION OF 250 COPIES ONLY O’BRIEN, Eoin & CROOKSHANK, Anne. A Portrait of Irish Medicine. An Illustrated History of Medicine in Ireland. With Sir Gordon Wolstenholme. Photography by David H. Davison. Essays by J.B. Lyons, Peter Froggatt, J.D.H. Widdess and Noreen Casey, with a Foreword by Eoin O’Malley, President of the Royal College […]

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O’FLAHERTY, Liam. The Ecstasy of Angus

LIMITED EDITION SIGNED O’FLAHERTY, Liam. The Ecstasy of Angus. London: Printed for Private Circulation at the Chiswick Press – Joiner & Steele, 1931. First edition. Crown quarto. pp. 43. Full green linen. Limited edition of 350 copies (No. 173). Signed and numbered by Liam O’Flaherty on limitation page. Facsimile of the author’s signature blocked in gold […]

375.00
An Autographed Letter Signed from John O'Connor Power to General Ulysses S. Grant
PARNELL, Charles Stuart: Framed Display. An Autographed Letter Signed from John O’Connor Power to General Ulysses S. Grant, October 1st., 1879. Also signed and inscribed ”Chas. Stewart Parnell M.P. for County Meath”

PARNELL REBUKED BY ULYSSES S. GRANT PARNELL, Charles Stewart – Framed Display. An Autographed Letter Signed from John O’Connor Power to General Ulysses S. Grant, October 1st., 1879. Also signed and inscribed ”Chas. Stewart Parnell M.P. for County Meath”. The letter requesting to present the General with an address from the people of Ireland to […]

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PARNELL, Charles Stuart: Queen v. Parnell and Others [JOHN DILLON’S COPY]

JOHN DILLON’S COPY [PARNELL] Queen v. Parnell and Others [John Dillon, Joseph Gillis Biggar, Timothy Daniel Sullivan, Thomas Sexton, Patrick Egan, Thomas Brennan, Malachi M. O’Sullivan, Michael P. Boyton, Patrick Joseph Sheridan, Patrick Joseph Gordon, Mathew Harris, John W. Walsh, John W. Nally. Report of the Proceedings preliminary to, and of the Trial, from 25th […]

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RYAN, Desmond. The Man Called Pearse [Inscribed by Margaret Pearse]

Dublin: Maunsel and Roberts, 1923. pp. [vi], 130. Green cloth, title in gilt on upper cover and on spine. Newspaper cutting dated 2nd March 1964 featuring the author ‘Forty years a-writing’ on front free endpaper. A very good copy in repaired dust jacket. Signed by Pearse’s sister Margaret Pearse. Scarce. Margaret Pearse, sister of Padraic […]

450.00
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 / […]

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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
Sinn Fein Christmas Card 1916.
Sinn Fein Christmas Card 1916.

Sinn Fein Christmas Card 1916 Sinn Féin Series Designed by Abhuistín Ó Maolaoidh, and printed in Dublin. In colours with names of the 16 martyrs in the cover design, with the arms of the Four Provinces and in the centre within a heart Éire 1916. pp. 4, folded sheet, sewn with green ribbon. The card […]

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SMITH, Charles T. APSA. A System of Education and Faith (WITH AUTOGRAPHED POSTCARD BY GEORGE BERNARD SHAW)

WITH AUTOGRAPHED POSTCARD BY GEORGE BERNARD SHAW   SMITH, Charles T. APSA. A System of Education and Faith. London: Watts, 1937. First edition. Demy octavo. pp. xxix, [3], 581. Blue cloth, titled in gilt. Loosely inserted is an autographed stamped addressed postcard from George Bernard Shaw to the author, Charles T. Smith, dated 6.11.37. Shaw enquires “What is Apsa ? It missed […]

375.00
STEPHENS, James. Insurrections.
STEPHENS, James. Insurrections.

STEPHENS, James. Insurrections. Dublin: Maunsel, 1909. First edition. pp. 55. Quarter linen on papered boards, title printed in brown on upper cover and in ink on spine. Inscribed on front endpaper “to Joseph Plunkett / from / James Stephens” and at bottom of page Stephens relates “bought it himself JS”. Some mild soiling to upper […]

850.00
STEWART, Robert. Autograph letter signed from Robert Stewart to Dr. Frazer.
STEWART, Robert. Autograph letter signed from Robert Stewart to Dr. Frazer.

STEWART, Robert. Autograph letter signed from Robert Stewart to Dr. Frazer. Two pages octavo written on both sides. In this letter he discusses books, autograph letters and relics: “P.S. I dare say that of Balfe’s rival Rooke, composed of “Amilie and the Love test in 1837 – a true genius – old Charles Hanlon can […]

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The Hamilton Manuscripts (BOUND BY BAYNTUN RIVIERE).

BOUND BY BAYNTUN RIVIERE HAMILTON, Sir James. The Hamilton Manuscripts: Containing some account of The Settlement of the Territories of the Upper Clandeboye, Great Ardes, and Dufferin, in the County of Down in the Reign of James I and Charles I; with Memoirs of him, and of his son and grandson James, and Henry, the […]

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Two poems addressed to Adolf Hitler by Lord Dunsany, [Edward Drax Plunkett].
Two poems addressed to Adolf Hitler by Lord Dunsany, [Edward Drax Plunkett].

HITLER, DUNSANY and the ‘RED DEAN’ DUNSANY, LORD [Edward Drax Plunkett] Two poems addressed to Adolf Hitler, probably written circa 1940, original manuscripts in his flamboyant hand, probably unpublished. The poems with a manuscript covering note signed ‘D.’, on his addressed notepaper, from Dunstall Priory in England, addressed to ‘Dear Hale’. Both poems are written […]

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WALSH, Maurice: Whiskey

With a foreword by Ken Mawhinney. Frontispiece of James Cassidy’s Distillery. Dublin: Irish Whiskey Society, 2011. Medium octavo. pp. vi, 17. Edition limited to 95 copies. Signed and numbered by Barry Walsh, son of the author. Also signed by Ken Mawhinney. Green and brown marbled boards. Title and author on upper cover on an engraved […]

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

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YEATS, Jack B. A Little Fleet. RARE HAND-COLOURED COPY

Illustrated throughout by Jack. B. Yeats. London: Elkin Matthews, n.d. (1909). Foolscap octavo. Blue card covers. Ten woodblock hand-coloured illustrations with black lettering. Upper cover with a hand-coloured illustration of a boy holding a toy boat. Some toning. Repair to spine. A very good copy. The fifth and last of the superb series of children’s […]

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YEATS, Jack B. The Village. Hand coloured block-print Dun Emer/Cuala Press, Fine.

YEATS, Jack B. The Village. Hand coloured block-print by Jack B. Yeats. Dublin, Dun Emer/Cuala Press, undated (c.1907 or later). 345 x 92mm. Fine. Rare. Attractive examples, showing typical scenes of ‘life in the West of Ireland’ during the painter’s youth – scenes which could still be seen almost unchanged quite recently. Original paintings and […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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

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