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Scenery of Killarney and the Surrounding Country
WELD, Isaac. Illustrations of the Scenery of Killarney and the Surrounding Country

WELD, Isaac. Illustrations of the Scenery of Killarney and the Surrounding Country. With frontispiece, map, engraved title, one engraved folding plate and eighteen full page engravings. 142 A FINE COPY London: Longman, Hurst, 1812. Second edition. Royal octavo. pp. vii, [1], 293, [1], 18 (plates), 2 (maps). Modern quarter calf on marbled boards, title in […]

275.00
WELD, Isaac. Statistical Survey of the County of Roscommon, drawn under the directions of the Royal Dublin Society

WELD, Isaac. Statistical Survey of the County of Roscommon, drawn under the directions of the Royal Dublin Society. With folding coloured map. Dublin: Graisberry, 1832. pp. xx, 710, lxxii. Large post octavo. Modern marbled boards. Repair to folds of folding map. A very good copy. Isaac Weld (1774-1856), author, was born in Fleet Street, Dublin […]

585.00
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
WEST, Rev. Mark. Sermons on Different Subjects.

  Sermons on Different Subjects … by the Gospel in all Good Christians. With list of subscribers. Dublin: Marchbank, 1785. pp. xvi, 390 + errata. Bound by William McKenzie of Dublin in contemporary olive-green goatskin. The covers are framed with an elegant gilt Greek-key roll. Flat spine with a red goatskin letterpiece and elaborate tooling […]

875.00
[WHATELY, Thomas & OCKENDEN, William] Observations on Modern Gardening.
WHATELY, Thomas & OCKENDEN, William. Observations on Modern Gardening.

WITH LETTERS DESCRIBING THE LAKE OF KILLARNEY AND MUCRUSS GARDENS [WHATELY, Thomas & OCKENDEN, William] Observations on Modern Gardening, Illustrated by Descriptions. To which are added, I. An Essay on Design in Gardening. II Letters describing the Lake of Killarney, and Mucruss Gardens: By William Ockenden, Esq.; Late Member for Great Marlow. Dublin: Printed by […]

1,350.00
WHEELER: The War in Wexford. An Account of the Rebellion in the South of Ireland in 1798

WHEELER, H.F.B. & BROADLEY, A.M. The War in Wexford. An Account of the Rebellion in the South of Ireland in 1798 told from Original Documents. With numerous illustrations reproduced from contemporary portraits, prints, etc. Large folding map of Wexford. 134 London & New York: John Lane, The Bodley Head, 1910. pp. xvi, 343, [8], [16 […]

175.00
A History of Wexford
WHELAN, Kevin. Ed. by. Wexford: History and Society

WHELAN, Kevin. Ed. by. Wexford: History and Society. With maps and illustrations. Dublin: Geography Publications, 1987. pp. xvi, 564. Red papered boards, titled in gilt. Ronan Fanning’s copy with notes by him on rear endpapers. A fine copy in dust jacket. Excellent history by leading scholars of our day. TVR 7E (2 Copies)

165.00
oscar-wilde
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
WILDE, Oscar IMG_4806
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
Oscar Wilde at De Burca Rare Books
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
WILDE, Oscar
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
WILDE, Oscar
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
WOOD-MARTIN, W.G. The Lake Dwellings of Ireland

WOOD-MARTIN, W.G. The Lake Dwellings of Ireland: or Ancient Lacustrine Habitations of Erin, Commonly Called Crannogs. With 238 illustrations and 50 plates. 137 NATHANIEL HONE’S COPY Dublin: Hodges Figgis, & London: Longmans, 1886. Royal octavo. pp. xxi [3], 268. Green cloth, urn in gilt on upper cover, title in gilt on spine. Armorial bookplate of […]

245.00
WOODS, C.J. Ed by. Charles Abbot's Tour through Ireland and North Wales in September and October 1792.
WOODS, C.J. Ed by. Charles Abbot’s Tour through Ireland and North Wales in September and October 1792.

WOODS, C.J. Ed by. Charles Abbot’s Tour through Ireland and North Wales in September and October 1792. With a foreword by David Dickson. Illustrated. Dublin: De Búrca: 2019. pp. xxxvi, 124. Pictorial stiff wrappers with flaps. This is a previously unpublished account by Charles Abbot of his journeys through North Wales and Ireland in 1792. […]

20.00
WRIGHT, Arnold. Disturbed Dublin. The story of the Great Strike of 1913-1914

WRIGHT, Arnold. Disturbed Dublin. The story of the Great Strike of 1913-1914. With a description of the industries of the Irish capital. 104 London: Longmans, 1914. First. pp. xii, 337. Green cloth, title in gilt on spine. Minor spotting to prelims and fore-edges. Very good. Scarce. The contents includes: Industries of the Past; Industries of […]

125.00
WRIGHT, G.N. Ireland Illustrated from original drawings by G. Petrie.

WRIGHT, G.N. Ireland Illustrated from original drawings by G. Petrie, W.H. Bartlett, T.M. Baynes and others. With descriptions by G.N. Wright. Introduced by Maurice Craig. With bibliographical and technical notes by Leslie Hewitt. Ireland Illustrated from original drawings by G. Petrie, W.H. Bartlett, T.M. Baynes and others. With descriptions by G.N. Wright. Introduced by Maurice […]

575.00
WRIGHT, Thomas. Esq. The History of Ireland.
WRIGHT, Thomas. Esq. The History of Ireland.

WRIGHT, Thomas. Esq. The History of Ireland from the earliest period of the Irish Annals to the Present Time. Illustrated with beautiful steel engravings, from original drawings, executed expressly for the work by H. Warren. Tallis map of Ireland coloured in outline. In 28 original parts. London & New York: The London Printing and Publishing […]

285.00
WYLD, James. A Map of Ireland. Title in decorative letters. Below the letters is a large view, possibly of Killarney.
WYLD, James. A Map of Ireland. Title in decorative letters. Below the letters is a large view, possibly of Killarney.

WYLD, James. A Map of Ireland. Title in decorative letters. Below the letters is a large view, possibly of Killarney; above is a small harp in a sunburst, in the midst of clowds. Below the view is the legend ‘Published by James Wyld, Geographer to the Queen, Charing Cross, East London’, [1837]. Another large view, […]

1,250.00
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. Ceachta beaga Gaedhilge

YEATS, Jack B. Ceachta beaga Gaedhilge. Irish Reading Lessons. Compiled by Norma Borthwick. With illustrations by Jack B. Yeats. Books I, II, and III. Dublin: The Irish Book Company, 1906/1911. Large post octavo. pp. (I) 30, (II) 28, (III) 40. Original printed wrappers. Wear to extremities. Housed in a cloth solander box, title in gilt […]

375.00
YEATS, Jack B. The Village. Hand coloured block-print Dun Emer/Cuala Press, Fine.
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 […]

950.00
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
Three Hundred Years in Innishowen by YOUNG, Amy Isabel.
YOUNG, Amy Isabel: Three Hundred Years in Innishowen.

YOUNG, Amy Isabel. Three Hundred Years in Innishowen, being more particularly an account of the family of Young of Culdaff. With a foreword by David Dickson. Dublin: De Búrca, November 2018. 412 pages. Green buckram titled in gilt.

75.00
YOUNG, Arthur. A Tour in Ireland; with General Observations on the Present State of that Kingdom: made in the years 1776, 1777, and 1778

YOUNG, Arthur. A Tour in Ireland; with General Observations on the Present State of that Kingdom: made in the years 1776, 1777, and 1778. And brought down to the end of 1779. Engraved frontispiece. 141 London: Printed for T. Cadell, Strand; and J. Dodsley, Pall-Mall, 1780. Quarto. pp. [5], ii-xi, [1], [4 (list of subscribers)], […]

485.00
Young's Tour in Ireland
YOUNG, Arthur. A Tour in Ireland.

YOUNG, Arthur. A Tour in Ireland; with General Observations on the Present State of that Kingdom: made in the years 1776, 1777, and 1778. And brought down to the end of 1779. 139 London: Printed for T. Cadell, Strand; and J. Dodsley, Pall-Mall, 1780. Quarto. pp. [3], ii-xi, [1], [7 (list of subscribers)], 384, 168, […]

750.00
YOUNG, Arthur. Travels during the years 1787, 1788 and 1789, undertaken more particularly with a view of ascertaining the Cultivation, Wealth, Resources, and National Prosperity of the Kingdom of France

YOUNG, Arthur. Travels during the years 1787, 1788 and 1789, undertaken more particularly with a view of ascertaining the Cultivation, Wealth, Resources, and National Prosperity of the Kingdom of France. To which is added, the Register of a tour into Spain. With three folding maps, one coloured. Dublin: Printed for Messers. R. Cross P. Wogan […]

475.00
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