SOLD Hammer price €150
Signed by Author
Mc Gahern (John) Getting Through, 8vo L. 1978. First Edn., Signed by Author, Gorey 2003, orig. grey cloth & d.w. Good Rees A5. (1)More details ›
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[O’Nolan (Brian)] ‘Flann O’Brien,‘ The Hard Life, 8vo L. 1961. First Edn., hf. title, name on title, red cloth, orig. pict. d.w. after Sean O’Sullivan (some finger marks) price clipped, otherwise good. (1)More details ›
SOLD Hammer price €800
Rare First Edition
[O’Nolan (Brian)] ‘Flann O’Brien’ At Swim-two-Birds, 8vo L. 1939. FIRST EDN., some slight spotting, orig. black cloth, gilt lettered spine. (1)More details ›
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With Fine Signed Presentation Inscription
[O’Nolan (Brian)] ‘Flann O’Brien’ The Dalkey Archive, 8vo L. 1964. FIRST EDN., some cellotape marks & slight stains, orig. pict. d.w., stained somewhat. Rare.
* With fine inscription front loose blank, “To my friend Leo Flanagan. Because Skerries is unmortalised here, and you are the Lord Mayor of it, I send you this copy with my compliments, Brian O’Nolan, 23 Sept. 1864.’More details ›
[O’Nolan (Brian)] ‘Flann O’Brian,‘At Swim Two Birds, 8vo N.Y. (Pantheon) 1939. First American Edn. orig. cloth backed yellow boards, & priced clipped ptd. d.w., some discolouration, otherwise a very good copy. (1)More details ›
Kottabos – Tyrrell (R.Y.) & Sullivan (Sir Ed.) editors, Echoes fro Kottabos, sm. 4to L. 1906. First Edn. thus, uncut, orig. buckram backed boards, with fold. cloth cover, & mor. backed cloth slip case. V. good.
* From the Library of Harrison Post, inscribed & bookplate. (1)More details ›
SOLD Hammer price €3600
Fine Copy with Manuscript Poem by Yeats
Yeats (W.B.) The Secret Rose, L. (Lawrence & Bullen) 1897. First Edn. First Issue, Frontis & other illus., by John Butler Yeats, title somewhat spotted, uncut, orig. blue cloth, with profusely decor. covers & spine in gilt, after design and Althea Gyles. An exceptionally fine copy. Wade 21.
* Inscribed by Yeats on front loose blank with two lines from his poem ‘To the Rose Upon the Road of Time,’ which first appeared in The Countess Kathleen and Various Legends and Lyrics,’ 1892, as follows, “To find in foolish things that live a day,” “Eternal beauty wanders on her way.” Signed by W.B. Yeats March 1904. (1)More details ›
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Yeats (W.B.) The Wind Among the Reeds, 8vo L. (Elkin Mathews) 1899. First Edn. First Issue, without errata. Hf. title, uncut, unopened, orig. blue cloth with the Althea Gyles design stamped in gilt on both covers, gilt partly worn, otherwise a very good, clean & desirable copy. Wade 27. (1)More details ›
Limited Edition,Signed by Author
Yeats (W.B.) Plays and Controversies, 8vo N. York (MacMillan) 1924. Lim. Edn. One of 250 Copies Only Signed by W.B. Yeats, hf. title, port. frontis, illus. uncut, unopened, orig. blue cloth backed brown boards, with paper labels, & orig. cardboard slip case. V. good copy. Wade 140. (1)More details ›
SOLD Hammer price €2500
Joyce’s First Masterpiece
Joyce (James) Dubliners, 8vo L. (Grant Richards Ltd.) 1914. First Edn., hf. title, t.e.g., orig. red cloth front cover & spine bound in at end, now full purple mor., tooled edges & gilt lined spine in panels, raised bands. V. attractive copy. Slocum & Cahoon 8.
* His famous collection of short stories, The Dead, the last story in the above collection is generally considered the greatest over written in the English language. Approx. 746 copies only published. (1)More details ›
SOLD Hammer price €6700
Fine Signed Association Copy
Joyce (James) Exiles. A Play in Three Acts, 8vo L. (Egoist Press) 1921. Second Edn. One of 500 copies in dark green cloth. Slocum and Cahoon A 14.
* Presentation inscription on front loose blank read ‘To Frank Harris, James Joyce. Paris 17 September 1925,’ Very Rare. (1)More details ›
SOLD Hammer price €1700
Signed by the Author
Joyce (James) Pomes Penyeach, 8vo L. (Faber & Faber) 1933. First English Edition Printed in England, signed on title page in green ink by Joyce, in orig. printed blue wrappers, in a later custom made mor. backed oatmeal cloth box. Slocum & Cahoon A28.
* This edition appeared one year after the extremely rare limited Obelisk Press Edition.More details ›
Wilde (Oscar) De Profundis, 8vo L. (Mathuen & Co.) 1905. First Edn., hf. title, IX – 151pp. followed by 40pp. catalogue of the publisher’s announcements, dated ‘February 1905’& not ‘March 1905’ as stated in Mason, uncut, orig. blue cloth, gilt line border, & gilt title with gilt decor. after Chas. Ricketts. Mason 388. Rare. (1)More details ›
SOLD Hammer price €700
Wilde (Oscar) A House of Pomegranates, sm. 4to L. 1891. First Edn., Lim. Edn. (1000), decor. title, & other designs & illus. by C. Ricketts & C.H. Shannon, hf. title, 4 full page illus., uncut, decor. end papers (front loose end detached), orig. green cloth backed pict. fawn boards decor. in gilt with fountain, peacock etc., in a cont. custom made full mor. slip case with profusely decor. tooled gilt spine. (1)More details ›
Limited Illustrated Edition
Wilde (Oscar) The Ballad of Reading Gaol, roy 8vo L. 1924 , First Lim. Edn. 70 (450), with wd. cut frontis 6 lg. plts. & numerous other small wd. cuts, by Frans. Masereal, & orig. biographical note / slip tipped in, cloth backed boards, upr. joint worn. Scarce. (1)More details ›
SOLD Hammer price €6000
Signed Limited Edition
Wilde (Oscar) The Picture of Dorian Gray, sm. thick 4to L., N. York & Melbourne (Ward Lock & Co.) 1891. Lim. Edition, No. 51 of 250 Copies. Limitation leaf, hf. title, uncut, some spots, t.e.g., orig. boards, gilt decor. 7 lettering, some stains, rebacked paper, in a recent hf. green mor. box. V. Scarce. (1)More details ›
SOLD Hammer price €7700
Rare Signed Limited Edition
Wilde (Oscar) The Ballad of Reading Gaol, 8vo L. (Leonard Smithers) 1898. Third Edn. Limited, No. 89 of 99 Copies Only, Signed by Author. Uncut, orig. white linen backed purple cloth, with gilt design on front cover after Charles Ricketts, some spots on end papers, otherwise v. good, in a later cloth box. Fine copy of this rarity. Mason 374.
* This is the so-called ‘Author’s Edition,’ a subject of much correspondence between Wilde and Smithers. (1)More details ›
SOLD Hammer price €1600
The Definite Edn. Signed by W.B. Yeats
Yeats (W.B.) The Poems of W.B. Yeats, 2 vols., roy 8vo L. 1949. Lim. Edn. No. 221 (375). Signed by Author, On specially made paper, t.e.g., orig. green buckram with gilt circular monogram on both covers. V. good set. (2)More details ›
SOLD Hammer price €1500
Special Limited Edition, Signed
Kavanagh (Patrick) Collected Poems, roy 8vo L. (Macgibbon & Kee) 1964. Lim. Edn., No. 62 (110) Singed by Author. Green mor. backed boards, & orig. slip case. V. good Copy. Rare. (1)More details ›
SOLD Hammer price €360
Signed by the Author
Behan (Brendan) Brendan Behan’s Island. An Irish Sketch-Book, roy 8vo Random House 1962. First Edn. Signed on title page by Author. Port. frontis & plts. etc., by Paul Hogarth, orig. cloth & pict. d.w. spine somewhat faded, otherwise v. good. (1)More details ›