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A LAD OF THE O'FRIELS

By: Macmanus, Seumas

Price: $74.95

Publisher: New York, McClure, Phillips & Co: 1907

Seller ID: 41337

Condition: Very Good+


296, (7) pages; Former owner's name on ffep, otherwise clean and tight in original pictorial cloth binding depicting a brick fireplace with several volumes on books atop the wooden mantle; two very tiny scrapes to edge of front board. OCLC: 27796940 Seumas MacManus (c.1868–1960), was an Irish dramatist, poet, and prolific writer of popular stories, who played an important role in the rise of Irish national literature. Originally from County Donegal, Ireland, Seumas MacManus moved to the United States in 1899. Over the next five decades, MacManus travelled back and forth between Ireland ... View more info

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The Irish Ninth in Bivouac and Battle or, Virginia and Maryland Campaigns

By: Macnamara, Michael H.

Price: $124.95

Publisher: Boston, Lee and Shepard: 1867

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 40656

Condition: Very Good


Contents clean and secure in original green cloth binding with gilt stamping at spine and front cover, both boards ruled in blind; cloth worn at spine ends, some foxing to initial leaves. Frontispiece and additional illustrated plates. OCLC: 1600400 Michael Macnamara, a member of the 9th Regiment, Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, wrote this first-hand account of his regiment's history directly following the War. From author's preface: "The incidents and events which constitute the basis, and perhaps the value, of the following pages, were noted in a diary as they occurred, amid the va... View more info

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HIS SELECTED POEMS with a Study by the Editor Louise Imogen Guiney

By: Mangan, James Clarence ; Louise Imogen Guiney (editor)

Price: $99.95

Publisher: Boston, Lamson, Wolffe & Co: 1897

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 40631

Condition: Near Fine


xiii, (1), 361 pages; Clean and secure in original green cloth binding with gilt lettering and decorative stamping at spine - a lovely 1890s production. OCLC: 856870 James Clarence Mangan was an Irish poet, born James Mangan (Irish: Séamus Ó Mangáin) in Dublin in 1803; he died in 1849. He work began to appear in Dublin publications in 1818, as well as his translations of work from German, Turkish, Arabic and Irish. Unlike his early poetry, after the Famine Mangan increasing wrote patriotic poems, including works such as Dark Rosaleen, a translation of Antoine Ó Raifteiri's Róisín Dubh an... View more info

Transformed, Or, The History of a River Thief, Briefly Told

By: McAuley, Jeremiah

Price: $124.95

Publisher: [New York], Published by Himself: (1876)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 39135

Condition: Very Good


76 pp. pages; Publisher's brown cloth, both covers with an elaborate decorative pattern with floral elements forming a border around a central panel, in which the title is stamped in gilt on the front cover, spine is plain, without lettering or decoration, pale peach coated endpapers. Wood-engraved portrait of the author as frontispiece. There are two additional full-page wood-engraved plates in the text. Copyright in the name of Jeremiah McAuley, dated 1876. This copy has a brief gilt inscription on the front free endpaper, dated Christmas, 1880. Jeremiah McAuley was born in 1839 in Co... View more info

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The Society of the Friendly Sons of St. Patrick in the City of New York - 129th Anniversary Dinner March 17th, 1913 Hotel Astor

By: McCall, Edward E. ; et alus

Price: $39.95

Publisher: New York, Society of the Friendly Sons of St. Patrick: 1913

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 42081

Condition: Very Good


52 pages; Original owner's name on ffep "G. K. Laury" of Brooklyn. Contents clean and tight in original green cloth binding with gilt lettering framed by shamrock above Society's emblem. Cloth a bit faded along spine, a tiny closed tear at top edge of page 5. Frontispiece photographic portrait of then President of the Society Edward E. McCall, title page printed in black and green. Printed contents include a list of the Society's officers, a listing of the menu of the dinner served for the occasion at the Hotel Astor, the program of music performed, opening remarks, introductions and ... View more info

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THE JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN IRISH HISTORICAL SOCIETY, VOLUME XXII FOR YEAR 1923 including First Printing Press in Illinois by Annie M. Stringfiel and Chief Justice Taney and the Dred Scott Decision by Thomas Zanslaur Lee

By: McSweeney, Edward F., et al, editors

Price: $19.95

Publisher: New York, American Irish Historical Society: 1923

Seller ID: 41340

Condition: Very Good


Clean and tight in original blue cloth binding, gilt flaked from lettering at spine. Contents include The Merchant Marines by Rear Admiral William S. Benson; An Irishman took the First Printing Press into the State of Illinois by Annie M. Stringfield; American Irish in the World War by Marc T. Greene; Commodore John Barry by William L. J. Griffin; Chief Justice Taney and the Dred Scott Decision by Thomas Zanslaur Lee; Isolation is Independence by Justice Daniel F. Cohalan; The Present and Future of Corporate Taxation by Zenas W. Bliss; etc. ; Experience the pleasure of reading and apprecia... View more info

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Moses and Bacchus : a Mythological Parallel [bound with] Two Visions. The Pope and old Nick. The Pan-Anglican Synod and Bishop Colenso [AND] a small collection of periodical pieces by or concerning McSweeney

By: McSweeney, Myles ; [1814-1881]

Price: $500.00

Publisher: London, J. Burns, [1874]: 1874

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 39463

Condition: Very Good


47 & [1, ads] pages; An undated pamphlet [1874] with its original front wrapper included; full title is Moses and Bacchus : a Mythological Parallel In which it is shown that the history of the Jew Moses as recorded in the Bible, and that of the fabulous god Bacchus of the Egyptians, Greeks, and Romans, as given by the heathen poets, are identical. Also bound in is Myles McSweeney's pamphlet "Two visions. The Pope and old Nick. The Pan-Anglican Synod and Bishop Colenso." London: E. Truelove, 1867. 11 & [1, ad] pp., AND a small collection of periodical pieces by or concerning McSwe... View more info

Dhá Chéad de Cheoltaibh Uladh [An anthology of Two Centuries of Ulster Songs]

By: Morris, Henry ; [Irish: Ó Muirgheasa, Énrí]

Price: $275.00

Publisher: Cliath [Dublin], Oifig di´olta foillseacha´in rialtais: 1934

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 42012

Condition: Very Good+


[10 ff.], [13]-474 pages; Publisher's dark blue cloth, title (in Irish letters) stamped in gilt on the spine and front cover -- along with a device depicting a hand on the spine, and the original price (6/-) at the lower right corner of the front cover. The title page, imprint, preface and nearly all the text are in Irish, set in the old letters -- (the Cló Gaedhealach). The compiler and collector of these songs, Énrí Ó Muirgheasa [1874-1945], was known to English speakers as Henry Morris. He was born an Ulsterman, in Farney, the southernmost of County Monaghan’s five baronies. As ... View more info

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THE CELTIC DAWN A Survey of the Renascence in Ireland

By: Morris, Lloyd R

Price: $19.95

Publisher: New York, The Macmillan Company: 1917

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 40127

Condition: Very Good+


Bookshop label on ffep, otherwise clean and tight in original forest green cloth binding with bright gilt lettering at spine and front cover. The Celtic Dawn is a study of the several movements which ...have labored in widely varied fields to produce a new social synthesis in contemporary Ireland. ... These five movements are ... literature, the drama, the revival of Gaelic as the language of daily speech, economic and social reform, and political thought. Morris devotes most of his attention to the renacence of Irish literature and drama, but finally attempts an analysis of the synchronict... View more info

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IRISH ESSAYS Literary and Historical

By: Most Rev. John Healy

Price: $19.95

Publisher: New York, Benziger Bros.: 1909

Edition: First American Edition

Seller ID: 42115

Condition: Very Good


(vi), 125 pages; Contents clean and secure in original green cloth binding with gilt lettering at spine and front cover; paper a bit age toned. 18 illustrated plates (printed on photographic stock). OCLC 794846241 Contents include: The Four Masters. Tara, Pagan and Christian. Some Irish Graves in Rome. The Holy Wells of Ireland. The Round Towers of Ireland. St. Patrick in the Far West. Two Royal Abbeys on the Western Lakes. Grania Uaile. The author Rev. Dr John Healy, (1841–1918), was an Irish clergyman of the Roman Catholic Church. He served as Bishop of Clonfert from 1896 to 190... View more info

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The Irish Annual Miscellany - Volume 1 and Volume 2

By: Murray, Patrick (Aloysius)

Price: $159.95

Publisher: Dublin, Gerald Bellew: 1850, 1851

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 42129

Condition: Good


318; 363, (iii) pages; Volume 1: Former owners' name on ffep "John Walsh / Maynooth" otherwise clean and tight in original green cloth binding with gilt lettering at spine. Cloth has a tear at spine (with loss at title) and uneven fading to boards. OCLC: 772495220 Volume 2: Front board detached, backstrip torn missing small pieces and loose, lacks ffep and blanks before titlepage. Textblock clean and securely stitched rear board and hinge intact. OCLC 772495222 Rev. Patrick Aloysius Murray (1811–1882) was a Catholic theologian and served as Professor of Dogmatic and Moral Theology... View more info

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PORTRAIT OF A REBEL FATHER [in the scarce dustjacket ] With a Preface by Robert Lynd

By: O'Brien, Nora Connolly ; [ James Connolly ]

Price: $384.95

Publisher: Dublin, Talbot Press, Ltd: 1935

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 40700

Condition: Very Good in Very Good dust jacket


327 pages; Clean and secure in original green cloth bindingwith gilt lettering at spine in very good dustjacket rubbed at folds with some edgewear and shallow chipping (now in protective mylar cover). OCLC: 4877457 Hand coloured photograph laid-in. The author Nora Connolly O'Brien was the daughter of Irish republican and socialist leader James Connolly whose life she chronicles in this book. She too had a very active political career working for the cause of Irish independence. From the jacket: "James Connolly, the Irish labour leader, was one of the seven men who signed the proclamat... View more info

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THE GREEN BOOK or, Gleanings from the Writing-desk of a Literary Agitator

By: O'Callaghan, John Cornelius

Price: $29.95

Publisher: Dublin, Patrick Donahue: 1849

Edition: Second Edition

Seller ID: 40650

Condition: Very Good


(iv), 5-349 pages; Former owner's name "Rev. F. X. Branagan St. James, Boston." otherwise clean and secure in original green cloth binding, decorative blindstamped, cloth worn at spine ends, spine darkened, corners rounded, scattered light foxing. Pagination inconsistent as described in listing OCLC 491407. This collection of political writings and patriotic and other poems concludes with an Appendix titled -- "Is The Scotch Union An Argument For The Irish Union!" John Cornelius O'Callaghan (1805 – 1883), born in Dublin, was an Irish lawyer, historian and political acti... View more info

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TRAVELLER'S SAMPLES Stories and Tales

By: O'Connor, Frank

Price: $29.95

Publisher: New York, Alfred A. Knopf: 1951

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 41988

Condition: Very Good in Very Good dust jacket


(10), 238, (2) pages; Clean and secure in original bright green patterned boards in very nice dustjacket with a tiny bit of rubbing and some faint marks on rear panel, toned at spine and the usual toning to endpapers. Frank O'Connor was an Irish author who wrote more than 150 works. He is one of the best loved and most celebrated writers of short stories. This is a completely delightful collection of Irish stories -- warm, witty, and wonderful. They combine a cheerful irreverence (which is never blasphemy) and a cheerful approach to sex (which is never obscene) with sparkling humor and toler... View more info

DERRIANA Essays and Occasional Verses, Chiefly relating to the Diocese of Derry

By: O'Doherty, John Keys (The Most Rev. Dr. O'Doherty, Bishop of Derry)

Price: $149.95

Publisher: Dublin, Sealy, Bryers & Walker; M. H. Gill & Son: 1902

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 41499

Condition: Very Good-


320, viii p., [1] leaf of plates pages; Contents clean and tight in original dark green cloth binding with gilt lettering at spine and front cover, cloth has puckered over boards. A wonderful collection of essays by the Roman Cathoic Bishop of Derry, including Derry-Calgach, Aileach of the Kings, The See of St. Eugene at Ardstraw, The Convention of Drom-Ceat, Redmond or Raymond O'Gallagher, The Martyr Bishop of Derry, The Seasons: A Picture of Human Life, The Young Ireland Movement and its Historian, The Religious Education of the Young, The Rebellion of Sir Cahir O'Doherty; Appendices; many... View more info

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A GRAMMAR OF THE IRISH LANGUAGE

By: O'Donovan, John

Price: $199.95

Publisher: Dublin, Hodges and Smith: 1845

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 39508

Condition: Very Good-


lxxxviii, 459 pages; Contents clean and tight in original green cloth binding with bright gilt lettering at spine. Free endpapers are detached and chipped along edges; cloth is worn at spine ends (especially tail) and rubbed at corners. Faint former owner's stamp on title. John O'Donovan (Irish: Seán Ó Donnabháin, 1806 – 1861), from County Kilkenny and educated at Hunt's Academy, Waterford, was one of Ireland's greatest Gaelic scholars, historians and genealogists. In his early career worked O'Donovan for antiquarian James Hardiman researching state papers and traditional sources; he tau... View more info

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Standish O'Grady - Selected Essays and Passages

By: O'Grady, Standish

Price: $29.95

Publisher: Dublin, London, The Talbot Press Ltd ; T. F. Unwin Ltd.: 1918

Seller ID: 40638

Condition: Very Good


Every Irishman's Library; viii, 340 pages; Former owner's name on front endpaper, otherwise clean and secure in original green cloth binding with gilt lettering and decorative stamping in blind, cloth worn at spine ends. OCLC: 4859618 Standish James O'Grady (1846 –1928) was an Irish author, journalist, and historian. O'Grady played a formative role in the Celtic Revival, publishing the tales of Irish mythology. Proud of his Gaelic heritage, he was also a champion of aristocratic virtues and at one point advocated a revitalised Irish people taking over the British Empire and renaming it t... View more info

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The Irish Abroad and at Home , At the Court and in the Camp ; With Souvenirs of the "Brigade" Reminiscences of an Emigrant Milesian

By: O'Reilly, Andrew

Price: $99.95

Publisher: New York, P. M. Haverty: 1857

Seller ID: 40636

Condition: Very Good-


xii, 13-358, (2) pages; Unmarked and secure in original olive green cloth binding, cloth chipped and worn along spine, gilt flaked from spine, toning and oblong tide-mark to text block. OCLC: 58878278 Excerpt: "During those two centuries oppression and resistance, revolt and repression, rebellion and defeat, with their accompanying horrors, succeeded to each other incessantly in that land for which the Almighty has done so much and man so little. The soul sickens at the catalogue of barbarities on the one hand, and of heroic endurance on the other, presented by the history of Ireland, ... View more info

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Excursions in Thought

By: O'Toole, John ; [pseudonym "Imaal"]

Price: $14.95

Publisher: Dublin and Cork, The Talbot Press: 1924

Edition: Second Revised Edition

Seller ID: 41288

Condition: Very Good


3 p.l. & 185 pages; Publisher's dark blue cloth, printed paper labels (black lettering within red ruled rectangle) mounted to front cover and spine. OCLC: 2554980 First published in 1921; this edition has an additional essay (according to a note on the verso of the title page). A decent copy, there is a faint stain to the label on the spine. No marks, signatures, etc. Essays include What is Genius? The Century of Progress. The Mother of the Arts. The Philosophy of Revolution. etc. The author questions the notion of "progress" defined in terms of industrial achievement when it i... View more info

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Rossa's Recollections, 1838 to 1898 Childhood, Boyhood, Manhood. Customs, habits and manners of the Irish people

By: Rossa, [Jeremiah] O'Donovan ; [SIGNED]

Price: $1,850.00

Publisher: Mariner's Harbor, N.Y., O'Donovan Rossa: 1898

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 39152

Condition: Very Good


Autograph; 402 pages; Publisher's blue cloth, spine lettered in gilt. This is a particularly fine and interesting presentation copy, boldly signed and inscribed by the author - one of the most active (and extreme) of the Irish revolutionaries of the nineteenth century. The long, full title of this book of memoirs does a fair job of stating the outlines of the author's extraordinary course of life. "Rossa's recollections, 1838 to 1898. Childhood, boyhood, manhood. Customs, habits and manners of the Irish people. Erinach and Sassenach-Catholic and Protestant-Englishman and Irishman-English... View more info