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Murphy (Richard) Care, 4to Killarney (Cornamona Press) 1983. Lim. Edn. No. 84 of 125 Copies, Zorgzaamheid, by Jan Eijkelboom, 4to Cornamona Press 1983, Lim. Edn. uniform marble wrappers, in orig. slip case. V. Scarce. (2)More details ›
Kavanagh (Patrick) The Green Fool, 8vo L. (Michael Joseph) 1938. First Edn. hf. title, orig. green cloth faded at top & bottom of spine, & orig. dust jacket, dam. with loss. V. Rare.
* This volume was withdrawn by Publishers due to a libel action brought by Oliver St. Gogarty. (1)More details ›
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One of 29 Copies, Signed by Joyce & his Daughter Lucia
Joyce (James) The Mime of Mick Nick and The Maggies, A Fragment from Work in Progress roy 8vo The Hague (The Servire Press) 1933. Special Lim. Edn. No. XXI of 29 Copies, signed by James Joyce & his daughter Lucia. Printed on Simili Japon of Van Gelder Zonen (paper), and with initial letter & tailpiece & the dust jacket designed by Lucia, uncut, orig. blue cloth, some minor finger marks, in a recent custom made hf. mor. box, mor. labels, raised bands in gilt. Extremely Rare. (1)More details ›
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With good Original Letter from Author
Gogarty (Oliver St.) An Offering of Swans and Other Poems, 8vo L. n.d. First Edn., orig. buckram faded; loosely inserted, a very good and newsy 2pp (single sheet) A.L.s. from author, addressed from Kildalton Castle, Port Ellen, Isle of Islay, N.B., and dated 27-VIII-24, to ‘My dear Ball.’ … ‘My boys and wife and I are here for a few weeks with our old neighbours of Connemara Talbot Clifton who was turned out when I was burned out by the distempered dogs who got out of hand for a few months – However we have made some of them pay (quiet inequably!) with their lives and the rest will get from a … . the .. they only understand.’ He speaks about one of his books, and to get one of the English edition, its a much larger print run. He speaks about his sons, ‘ yesterday my boy got 6 1/2 braces of grouse.’ … ‘My 1st boy is the 2nd best shot in his battalion of O.T.C.,’ He speaks about Tim Healy, also some discussion on medical matters, but adds, ‘I am not impressed favourably by what I saw in London. What they leave you from ‘fees’ they take form you for the nursing home expenses.’ … He finishes ‘Its hard to get a livelihood in Dublin alone.’ As a m/ss., w.a.f.
* An important manuscript letter. (2)More details ›
Fine Association Copy
[Lavery (Lady Hazel)] Sitwell (Sachaverell), All in a Summer’s Day. An Autobiographical Fantasia. 8vo N. York (George H. Doran) 1926. First American Edn., orig. cloth backed decor. boards, in a later custom made slip case.
* Inscribed on f.e.p. in pencil ‘For dearest Hazel, who alone has lightened the affliction of the strangers within the gates, from her old, new and devoted friend Osbert [Sitwell] and, from his brother the author Jan. 5, 1926,’. Lady Lavery, wife of the painter Sir John Lavery (whose portrait of her decorates the early currency of the Irish Free State), was American – born. She was a friend and perhaps mistress of Michael Collins. (1)More details ›
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Inscribed Presentation Copy, & Associated Letters
O’Brien (Edna) Some Irish Loving, A Selection, 8vo L. 1979. First Edn., some text illus., cloth & pict. d.w. Good.
* With a warm inscription on f.e.p. to [Dr.] Patrick C. Power, historian & scholar (who contributed translations of a poem and a prose passage) and with three letters to Power, two T.L.s. & one A.L.s. asking for his assistance on various points. ‘One other thing – do you know any marvellous pieces by women. Preferably prose and preferably painful. I seem to have much more stuff on men…’ As m/ss, w.a.f. An interesting collection. (4)More details ›
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Beaslai (P.) Michael Collins and The Making of a New Ireland, 2 vols. D. 1926, Second Impression, illus., cloth; Colum (P.) Arthur Griffith, 8vo, D. 1959, cloth & d.j. Good. (3)More details ›
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Heaney (Seamus) Spelling it Out, In Honour of Brain Friel on his 80th birthday. Tall 8vo Gallery 2009, Lim. Edn. (400). Singed by Author, portrait, orig. cloth. Fine Copy. (1)More details ›
Signed by the Author
Heaney (Seamus) The Spirit Level, 8vo L. (Faber & Faber) 1996. Lim. Edn. No. 167 of 350 Copies, Signed by Author, orig. cloth backed boards, & slip case. V. good. (1)More details ›
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Signed by Author
Heaney (Seamus) Death of a Naturalist, 8vo L. 1966. Third Edn., Signed on title by Author, cloth, & orig. d.w. somewhat worn, & spine faded.
* The Author’s first collection. (1)More details ›
Modern Irish Poetry etc: Kinsella (Thos.) Wormwood, folio D. (Dolmen) 1966. Lim. Edn. (350), Signed by Author, special wooden binding, also Nighwalker and other Poems, N.Y. (Alfred A. Knopf) 1968, First American Edn., d.w.; Montague (John) The Rough Field, 8vo D. (Dolmen) 1974, Signed by Author, and another sim. by same author; O’Connor (Frank) The Little Monasteries, roy 8vo D. (Dolmen) 1963 Lim. Edn. (1050); & Three Old Brothers and other Poems, L. 1936. First Edn., wrappers, scarce; Rouault (Georges) & De Brun (P.) Misere, 4to D. 1971. Lim. Edn. illus., rough cloth; & others by S. Heaney, Patrick Collins with orig. A.L., Austin Clarke, & related periodicals. As a coll., w.a.f. Interesting lot. (1)More details ›
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“A Rural Dr. Johnson”
Unique Piece of Irish Publishing History
A Modern Irish Classic
Cross (Eric) The Tailor and Ansty. The original author’s typescript of this celebrated work, as used by the printers, with various manuscript corrections, and with A.L.s. from the author Eric Cross to Gerald Goldberg, dated Oct. 1952, noting that no other copy exists either in manuscript or in typescript. Also with the original signed typescript of Frank O’Connor’s Foreword, extensively corrected in O’Connor’s hand, folded in a pocket at front. Approx. 284pp., 4to neatly presented in a home-made card binding, the typescript in excellent condition. As a typescript, w.a.f.
* Eric Cross’s book based on the conversations of his friend Tim Buckley from Gougane Barra and his wife Ansty – was at the centre of one of the major censorship scandals of the 1940’s. It was banned by the Censorship Board in 1943, apparently because of the racy nature of the Tailor’s conversation, although there is nothing in it to which any reasonable person could take exception. Frank O’Connor described the experience of reading the subsequent Senate debate as ‘like a long, slow swim through a sewage bed,’ Macmillan Dictionary of Irish Literature (1980) described the censorship decision as ‘one of the most ludicrous instances of holy narrowness in those insular De Valera years.’ O’Connor’s forward describes Buckley as ‘a sort of rural Dr. Johnson; it begins as follows:”Because my friend the tailor, gave me the freedom of his circle I have been asked to introduce him to mine. It would be an achievement if I could do it as it should be done; if I could really describe for my friends in England that little cottage in the West Cork mountains, with the Tailor sitting on his butter box, letting out his screech of a laugh, and Ansty muttering curses to herself as she moves around the kitchen, and Patsy Kit singing.. and the row of old men sitting silent on the settle with their hats on their heads, and their sticks between their knees…” A unique document.
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Rare Co. Kerry Archaeological Magazine
Periodical: Kerry Archaeological Magazine, Vol. I No. 1, – Vol. 5, No. 21, (lacking only Nos. 5 & 16), together 19 Nos., roy 8vo. Tralee & Cork, Oct. 1908 – July 1919. First Edns., illus., orig. ptd. & decor. wrappers, all very good copies. As a periodical, w.a.f. Very Scarce. (19)More details ›
Periodicals: Ardagh & Clonmacnoise Antiquarian Society, Vol. I No. 1 – Vol. 6, and vol. II No. 8 – No. 12, together 11 issues (lacking only No. 7), roy 8vo Longford 1926 – 1951. First Edns., some illus., orig. ptd. wrappers. As a periodical, w.a.f. Scarce. (11)More details ›
De Vere (Aubrey) Recollections of Aubrey de Vere, L. 1897, Third Edn., port. frontis, signed Presentation Inscription from Florence Vere O’Brien, hf. mor.; Ward (W.) Aubrey de Vere, A Memoir, L. 1907, cloth; Gunning (J.P.) Aubrey de Vere, A Memoir, Limerick 1902, First Edn., cloth; Reilly (S.M.P.) Aubrey de Vere, Victorian Observer, D. 1956, d.w.; & 2 others related. (6)More details ›
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Gore-Booth (Eva) A Psychological and Poetic Approach to The Study of Christ in the Fourth Gospel, 8vo L. 1923, cloth; the Shepherd of Eternity and Other Poems, sm. 8vo L. 1925, frontis, cloth backed boards; The House of Three Windows, L. 1926, frontis, cloth backed boards; & Poems, by Eva Gore-Booth, L. 1929., port. frontis & other portraits, cloth. All First Edns. (4)More details ›
Doyle (Roddy) Paddy Clarke Ha Ha Ha, L. 1993; The Woman who Walked into Doors, L. 1996; A Star Called Henry, Vol. I of the Last Round Up, L. 1999, all First Edns., all d.w.s; & The Commitments, 1991, paperback. (4)More details ›
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Presentation Copy from Author
Lyoyd (Humphrey) Miscellaneous Papers Connected with Physical Science, 8vo L. 1877. First Edn., inscribed on title ‘From the Author’ 4 plts., 28pp. Catalogue + 1 advert leaf at end, orig. cloth. V. good. (1)More details ›
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Co. Cork: Harvey (J.R.), & Humphries (J.D.) & Power (Dr. T.), Contributions towards a Fauna and Flora of the County of Cork,…. in the Year 1843. 8vo L. & Cork (G. Purcell) 1845. First Edn., some cont. m/ss notes & newcuttings at end, orig. cloth backed boards.
* Robert Day’s copy, inscribed by him. (1)More details ›
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Rare Military History
Co. Tipperary: Ryan (Major C.A.) Records of the Tipperary Artillery, with a List of Officers who Served in the Regiment from 1793 to 1889. 8vo Clonmel (Chronicle Steam-Printing Works) 1890. Sole Edn. 140pp. orig. cloth, gilt lettered front cover. Rare. (1)More details ›