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Yeats (W.B.) The Secret Rose: 8vo L. 1897. First Edn., blank with list of books by same author, hf. title, illus. frontis & 6 other illus. by J.B. Yeats, uncut orig. dark blue cloth, with elaborate gilt design by Althea Gyles, spine faded; & 2 others relating to John Butler Yeats. Wade 21. (3)More details ›
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Yeats (W.B.) Reveries over Childhood & Youth, L. 1916 (Edition Limited to 1000 Copies), stamped Presentation Copy, hf. title, cold. frontis after Jack B. Yeats, advert leaf at end; also the Wild Swans at Coole, L. 1919. First Edn., blank with works by author printed on verso, hf. title, uncut, orig. blue cloth, each with a different gilt design in gilt by Sturge Moore. Wade 113; Wade 125. (2)More details ›
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Yeats (W.B.) Poems, 1899 – 1905, L. & D. 1906. First Edn., blank with ‘Works by Same Author’ on verso, hf . title; also William Butler Yeats Poems: Second Series, L. & Stratford 1909. First Edn., hf. title, port. frontis, both uncut, & uniform dark blue cloth, each with matching gilt designs on spines, sim. to the Secret Rose, v. good copies. Wade 64; Wade 83.
* The second volume from the Library of Sean T. O’Kelly, President of Ireland, with his bookplate, & inscribed by him. (2)More details ›
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Fine Copy in Special Binding
With Original Letter from Author
Stoker (Bram) Dracula, 8vo L. (Westminster, Archibald Constable & Co.) 1897. First Edn., hf. title, X, (392)pp + 8pp adverts at end, in a specially designed full mor. binding by T.C. Hickman, Wymondham, & cloth slip case.
* Together with a short autograph signed note by Stoker, 2pp. (single sheet) to Robert Clark M.D., dated 23 March 1887, on Mr. (Henry) Irving’s behalf, thanking Clark for his ‘great kindness to the poor fellow of whom you have written,’ and saying Irving has laid the matter before the Committee of the Actor’s Benevolent Fund, etc. With a good signature. As a m/ss., w.a.f. Stoker was for many years private secretary to the actor-manager Sir Henry Irving. (2)More details ›
Gregory (Lady) Seven Short Plays, D. 1909; The Kiltartan Moliere, The Miser, & others, D. 1910; Irish Folk-History Plays, First & Second Series, 2 vols. N.Y. 1912; Our Irish Theatre, A Chapter of Autobiography, N. Y. 1913; The Image and Other Plays, L. 1922; & Three Last Plays, L. & N.Y. 1928, All First Edns., & cloth. Scarce lot. (7)More details ›
Russell (George) ‘A.E.’ The Divine Vision & Other Poems, 1904; The Candle of Vision, L. 1918; The National Being, Some Thoughts on an Irish Polity, D. & L. 1920; The Interpreters, L. 1922; Vale and other Poems, L. 1931; Song and its Fountains, L. 1932, d.w.; The Avatars, A Futurist Fantasy, L. 1933, and The House of the Titans and Other Poems, L. 1934, d.w. All First Edns, orig. cloth. Good. (8)More details ›
Rare First Edition
Kickham (Charles J.) Sally Cavanagh or The Untenanted Graves, 8vo D. 1869. True First Edn., hf. title with adverts on verse, engd. port. frontis, another unrelated item tipped in at end, orig. green cloth somewhat stained, gilt lettered front cover. Rare. (1)More details ›
Russell (George) ‘A.E.’ Enchantment and other Poems, N.Y. 1930. Lim. Edn. 103 (542), cloth backed boards; The Earth Breath and Other Poems, 16mo L. 1897, decor. boards; The Hero in Man, sm. 8vo Cheshire n.d., No. 1 Orpheus Series, wrappers; A Plea for Justice, D. , pamphlet; The Inner and the Outer Ireland, D. 1921, pamphlet; ‘A.E.’ Dark Weeping, 8vo L. 1929. Lim. Edn. 334 (400), Signed by author; & 2 other items. As a lot. (1)More details ›
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Healy (Rev. J.) Ireland’s Ancient Schools and Scholars, 8vo D. 1897, fold. map, later cloth; Dowling (P.J.) The Hedge Schools of Ireland, D. n.d., First Edn., cloth; Hanson (W.G.) The Early Monastic Schools of Ireland, Cambridge 1927, First, cloth; Joyce (P.W.) A Handbook of School Management, 12mo L. 1907. (4)More details ›
Martyn (Edward) The Heather Field and Maeve, L. 1899. First Edn., orig. cloth, stained; Gwynn (D.) Edward Martyn and the Irish Revival, L. 1930. First Edn., illus., with signature of ‘Francis Mac Manus,’ on front loose blank; Courtney (Sr. Marie Therese) Edward Martyn and the Irish Theatre, N.Y. 1959, First Edn., d.w.; & Robinson (L.) The Irish Theatre, L. 1939, First Edn. (4)More details ›
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Trinity Prize Bindings
Presented to Thomas Parnell etc.
Bindings: Verburgus (I.)ed. Ciceronis Opera, 8 vols. only, 12mo Amsterdam 1724, cont. mottled calf, gilt fillet borders with oval T.C.D. Arms on both covers, raised bands, gilt tooled decor. in panels, mor. labels, spine with wear, & each with T.C.D. engd. prize plate awarded to Thomas Parnell. As bindings, w.a.f. (8)More details ›
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[Luckombe (Philip)] A Tour through Ireland, 12mo L. 1780. First Edn., lg. fold. map frontis 6 pp. cat at end, recent antique calf, orig. mor. label laid down. V. good. (1)More details ›
Seward (Wm. Wenman) The Hibernian Gazetteer, being a Description of the Several Provinces, Counties, Cities, … Mineral Springs, Roads, Market, Post and Fair Towns in Ireland, 12mo D. (Alex Stuart) 1789. First Edn., fold. engd. map, cont. tree calf, professional reback, mor. label. Good. (1)More details ›
Fine Copy of First Irish Herbal
Thelkeld (Caleb) Synopsis Stirpium Hibernicarum Alphabetice Dispositarum, 12mo D. 1727. First Edn., wd. cut headpieces, text from approx. I6, showing some damp stains, cont. blind tooled panel calf, professionally reback recently, raised bands, mor. label. Ex. Rare.
* This is the first Irish herbal. (1)More details ›
First Anglo-Irish Champion of the National Cause
Molyneaux (Wm.) The Case of Ireland’s Being Bound by Acts of Parliament in England Stated, 12mo D. (Pressick Rider & T. Harbin for Pat Dugin) 1725. Second Edn., engd. port. frontis [X] 192pp orig. calf, blind tooled panels, lacks label. An exceptionally fine copy of this rarity.
* The first edition of this book was condemned by the English Parliament, and ordered to be burned by the common hangman, and is subsequently excessively rare. (1)More details ›
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Yeats (W.B.) The Celtic Twilight, Men and Women, Dhouls and Faeries. 16mo L. 1893. First Edn., illus. frontis by John Butler Yeats, advert leaf at front, hf. title, orig. cloth, spine faded, with publisher’s name in capitals at foot of spine. V. good copy. Wade 8. (1)More details ›
Gregory (Lady) The Kiltartan History Book, 12mo D. (Maunsel & Co.) 1909. First Edn., hf. title, cold. frontis & 3 cold. plts. by Robert Gregory, 4pp. cat. at end, orig. cloth backed boards, paper label; also the Kiltortan History Book, 12mo L. (Fisher Unwin) 1926, First English Edn., orig. cloth, gilt. V. good. (2)More details ›
Gregory (Lady A.) The Golden Apple – A Play for Kiltartan Children. Sm. 4to L. 1916. First Edn., cold. frontis & 7 attractive cold. plts. by Margaret Gregory, orig. decor. cloth, v. good copy.
* The artist Margaret Gregory was married to Lady Gregory’s son Robert, who was shot down in the First World War & was immortalized by W.B. Yeats in his poem ‘An Irish Airman…’ . (1)More details ›
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Signed by Author
O’Flaherty (Liam) The Fairy Goose and Two other Stories, sm. 8vo N. York (Crosby Gaige) 1927. Signed by Author on hf. title, Lim. Edn. 632 (1190), orig. cloth backed decor. boards. (1)More details ›
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Signed by the Author
Gregory (Lady Augusta) My First Play, 8vo, (Elkin Mathews & Marrot) 1930, Limited Edition (Presentation Copy) 510 (of 530), Signed on title page, cloth backed boards & d.j., worn, otherwise a fine copy. (1)More details ›