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IRISH IDYLLS

By: Barlow, Jane ; Clifton Johnson

Price: $19.95

Publisher: New York, Dodd, Mead & Company: 1897

Seller ID: 40649


xii, 317 pages; Original owner's name on ffep dated 1897, otherwise clean and secure in original decorative green cloth nineties binding with stylized shamrocks and stamping in lighter green and gilt, light rubbing. OCLC: 616340 Illustrated with photographs by Clifton Johnson, taken during a trip to the Connemara boglands of western Ireland. He made every effort to take pictures that faithfully depict nature and life as they really are amid the somber bogs of the west ... View more info

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POETRY OF IRISH HISTORY

By: Brown, Stephen J. ; [Editor]

Price: $34.95

Publisher: Dublin, The Talbot Press Limited: 1927

Edition: New Edition

Seller ID: 40642


xviii, 380, (2) pages; Clean and secure in original green cloth binding with gilt lettering and decorative stamping in darker green, bump at top edge of rear board. OCLC: 220072416 Stephen James Meridith Brown (1881-1962) was an Irish Catholic Jesuit priest, writer, bibliographer and librarian. He founded the Central Catholic Library in Dublin. View more info

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CRUSADE [ No. 109 of a Limited Edition of only 350 copies Signed by the Author ]

By: Byrne, Donn ; [SIGNED]

Price: $19.95

Publisher: Boston, Little, Brown and Co.: 1928

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 41457


Autograph; 250 pages; Signed by Donn Byrne on the limitation page. OCLC: 123180684 No. 109 of a Limited Edition of only 350 copies Signed by the Author Clean and tight in original binding of white vellum spine over purple cloth boards. Donn Byrne (born Brian Oswald Patrick Donn-Byrne) (1889 – 1928) was an Irish novelist. He was born in New York City where his Irish parents were on a business trip at the time, and soon after returned with them to Ireland. He grew u... View more info

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THE SWORD IN THE SOUL [in scarce dustjacket]

By: Chauvire, Roger ; Ernest Boyd ; James Atephens

Price: $49.95

Publisher: New York, Longmans, Green, and Co.: 1929

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 40634


291 pages; Clean and secure in original green cloth binding with red lettering and decorative stamping at spine and front cover in very good dustjacket with toning at spine and some edgewear. Translated by Ernest Boyd. With a Preface by James Stephens. Chauvire has described Ireland and the Irish with a depth of feeling and understanding rarely equalled .... [he] has wrought the soul of Ireland in this book -- its inner strife, its song and charm, the dynamic urge of ... View more info

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Irish Impressions

By: Chesterton, G. K.

Price: $49.95

Publisher: London, W. Collins & Sons: 1919

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 41923


243 pages; Clean and secure in original green cloth binding, attractive early engraved bookplate. Cloth faded at spine and top edge, endpapers toned; a nice example of the First Edition of this classic Chesterton work. "Irish Impressions is an excellent work by the legendary G.K.Chesterton. Chesterton toured Ireland in 1918, a pivotal time in Irish history, to recruit volunteers for the English cause in World War One. While Chesterton was not much of a recruiter, ... View more info

AMHRAIN MHUIGHE SEOLA Traditional Folk-Songs From Galway and Mayo

By: Costello, Mrs.

Price: $149.95

Publisher: Dublin, The Talbot Press Limited: 1923

Seller ID: 41527


Small stamp of the Irish Book Shop on Lexington Avenue in New york City where the book was originally purchased, otherwise clean and tight in original printed tan wrappers. Some light wear at spine, otherwise near fine. An excellent example of this very scarce work. OCLC: 38262414 Original lyrics, music and English translation, plus commentary in English by Mrs. Costello. According to the pianist and composer Carl Hession this collection “was one of the first public... View more info

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The Speeches of the Right Honorable John Philpot Curran Edited with Memoir and Historical Notices

By: Curran, John Philpot ; Thomas Davis (Editor)

Price: $19.95

Publisher: Dublin, Duffy: 1868

Edition: Third Edition

Seller ID: 40660


471 pages; Clean and secure in original green cloth binding with gilt lettering at spine and decorative blindstamping to both boards. John Philpot Curran (1750 – 1817) was an Irish orator, politician, wit, lawyer and judge, who held the office of Master of the Rolls in Ireland. A liberal Protestant whose politics were similar to Henry Grattan, he employed all his eloquence to oppose the illiberal policy of the Government, and also the Union with Britain. He was appo... View more info

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The Irish Nuns at Ypres

By: D.M.C. ; (Dame M. Columban) ; R. Barry O'Brien ; John Redmond

Price: $19.95

Publisher: New York, E. P. Dutton & Company: 1915

Edition: First American Edition

Seller ID: 40652


xxvii, 197 pages; Clean and secure in original green cloth binding with gilt lettering at spine and front cover, faded at spine. Edited by R. Barry O'Brien. Introduction by John Redmond. Illustrated with black and white plates. The following narrative was originally intended, as a record of the events it relates, for the use of the Community only. But, shortly after the arrival of the Mother Prioress in England, the manuscript was placed in my hands. I soon formed the... View more info

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THE LIFE STORY OF AN OLD REBEL

By: Denvir, John

Price: $249.95

Publisher: Dublin, Sealy, Bryers & Walker: 1910

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 40635


viii, 288 pages; Clean and secure in original dark green cloth binding with gilt lettering at spine, toning to endpapers, shallow bump to top edge of rear board. Frontispiece portrait with tissue guard. Quite scarce in this first edition. The Life Story of an Old Rebel presents the record of a life devoted to the promotion and propagation of the cause of Irish Nationalism in Britain. Born in County Antrim, Ireland, the author John Denvir (1834–1916) spent most of ... View more info

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A PATRIOT'S MISTAKE Being Personal Recollections of the Parnell Family, By a Daughter of the House

By: Dickinson, Emily Monroe ; [Sir William Orpen's Autograph]

Price: $174.95

Publisher: Dublin, Hodges, Figgis, and Co., Ltd.: 1905

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 40125


xiv, 243 pages; Signature of the Irish-born artist, Sir William Orpen, dated "Dublin 1906" on the upper right corner of the front free endpaper; clean and tight in Publisher's green cloth binding, corners rounded, short closed tear and wear at spine ends. Toning to two pages from newsclipping laid-in; seven plates, lacks portrait of Parnell's mother. With the ownership signature of William Orpen, Irish war artist and portrait painter. A fascinating memoir by M... View more info

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Popular Life of Daniel O'Connell -- Including the Funeral Oration of Padre Ventura at Rome, Father Burke's Sermon at Glasnevin, and Wendell Phillips' Centennial Oration

By: Donahoe, Chrysostom ; Gioacchino Ventura; Thomas Burke; Wendell Phillips

Price: $59.95

Publisher: Boston, Marlier Publishing Company: 1875

Seller ID: 40655


294 pages; Clean and tight in original green cloth binding with gilt lettering and decorative stamping at spine and front board, faded at spine. OCLC: 18712988 Daniel O'Connell (1775 – 1847), often referred to as The Liberator or The Emancipator, was an Irish political leader in the first half of the 19th century. He campaigned for Catholic emancipation including the right for Catholics to sit in the Westminster Parliament and the repeal of the Act of Union combining ... View more info

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ESSAYS MODERN AND ELIZABETHAN

By: Dowden, Edward

Price: $10.95

Publisher: London, J.M. Dent & Sons, Ltd: 1910

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 41289


vii, 380 pages; Original owner's inscription neatly written on ffep, dated 2.22.1911. Clean and tight in original green cloth binding with bright gilt lettering at spine. OCLC: 1352251 The author was an Irish critic and poet who taught Oratory and English Literature at University of Dublin. In 1878 the Royal Irish Academy awarded him the Cunningham gold medal "for his literary writings, especially in the field of Shakespearian criticism." Dowden served as commis... View more info

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TRANSCRIPTS AND STUDIES

By: Dowden, Edward

Price: $24.95

Publisher: Kegan Paul, Trench: 1888

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 41654


525 pages; Clean and tight in original cloth binding with gilt lettering at spine and front cover and decorative border stamped in blind on both boards. Cloth rubbed at corners, spine ends and edges. Bookplate on front pastedown endpaper of Roderick Stebbins (Harvard, '85), son of the Reverend Horatio Stebbins who succeeded the famed orator Thomas Starr King at San Francisco's First Unitarian Church. Edward Dowden (1843 – 1913), was an Irish critic and poet. In 18... View more info

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STORIES OF IRELAND - Castle Rackrent and The Absentee

By: Edgeworth, Maria

Price: $19.95

Publisher: London, George Routledge: 1886

Edition: Second Edition

Seller ID: 38392


Morley's Universal Library; 287 pages; Clean and tight in original gray green cloth binding with printed label at spine; spine label quite rubbed, some pages age toned, otherwise Very Good. OCLC: 3347008 Introduction by Henry Morley. Maria Edgeworth (1768 – 1849) was a prolific Anglo-Irish writer of literature for adults and children and a significant figure in the development of the novel. She was quite progressive for a woman in the 19th century, having advanc... View more info

FANTASIAS by George Egerton [pseudonym]

By: Egerton, George ; (pseudonym of Mary Chavelita Dunne Bright )

Price: $84.95

Publisher: London and New York, John Lane: The Bodley Head: 1898

Edition: First American Edition

Seller ID: 39147


156, 12 pages; Clean and tight in original brown cloth binding with gilt lettering at spine and front board. Stories include: The star worshipper; The elusive melody; The Mandrake Venus; The futile quest; The kingdom of dreams; The well of truth. Mary Chavelita Dunne Bright (1859 - 1945) was an early feminist and one of the most important of the "New Woman" writers of the nineteenth century fin de siècle. She was born in Australia to a Welsh Protestant mothe... View more info

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Carleton's Stories of Irish Life

By: Figgis, Darrell

Price: $14.95

Publisher: Dublin, The Talbot Press: 1919

Seller ID: 40659


Every Irishman's Library; xxxiv, 364 pages; Clean and secure in original green cloth binding with gilt lettering and decorative stamping in blind. Stories include: Neal Malone; Phelim O'Toole's Courtship; The Geography of an Irish Oath; Bob Pentland or The Gauger Outwitted; The Midnight Mass; The Hedge School; The Party Fight and Funeral; Denis O'Shaughnessy Going to Maynooth. View more info

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Ireland and the Land League Or, A Key to the Irish Question

By: Flatley, P. J. ; Wendell Phillips

Price: $74.95

Publisher: Boston, D. O'Loughlin & Co.: 1881

Seller ID: 40646


Irish National Library; ix, (1), 228 pages; Clean and tight in original decorative green cloth binding with decorative stamping in gilt and black, light scattered foxing. OCLC: 2566029 With an introdutcion by Hon. Wendell Phillips. The author has compiled extensive information on legislation, history, statistics, as well as arguments extracted from speeches and letters to serve as a reference manual for those interested in The Irish Question. P.J. Flatley and his bro... View more info

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FOR DAWS TO PECK AT

By: Gibbon, Monk

Price: $9.95

Publisher: London, Victor Gollancz: 1929

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 40713


Clean and tight in original binding in very nice dustjacket. Gibbon was born in Dublin in 1876 and was awarded a silver medal in the Tailteann literary competitions for his poetry. Stephen Gwynn has said of him "Monk Gibbon may already claim a place beside W. H. Davies." Some toning to endpapers, otherwise Fine. ; Experience the pleasure of reading and appreciating this actual printed item. It has its own physical history that imbues it with a character lacking... View more info

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Lectures and Essays on Irish and Other Subjects

By: Giles, Henry

Price: $19.95

Publisher: New York, D. & J. Sadlier: 1869

Seller ID: 40663


394 pages; Contents clean and secure in original brown cloth binding, cloth worn and chipped away at spine ends, rubbed at corners. Spirit of Irish History, Irish Emigration, Irish Social Character, Irish Character, Daniel O'Connell, John Philpot Curran, Gerald Griffin, Bishop James Warren Doyle, The Christian Idea in Catholic Art and Protestant Culture, Scottish Wit and Humor, The Costs of War, etc. Henry Giles (1809 – 1882) was a Unitarian minister and writer. Bor... View more info

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DEREK HILL - An Appreciation

By: Gowrie, Grey

Price: $14.95

Publisher: London, Quartet Books: 1987

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 41758


149 pages; Clean and tight in original green cloth binding in very good dustjacket with a short cloed tear at rear panel. Born in Hampshire, Derek Hill first worked as a theatre designer in Leningrad in the 1930s. His long association with Ireland began when he visited Glenveagh Castle, County Donegal to paint the portrait of the Irish-American art collector, Henry McIlhenny. Hill enjoyed increasing success as a portrait painter in the 1960s and 1970s His subjects incl... View more info