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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: $99.94

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: $24.94

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: $1,949.99

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

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THE HERMIT OF THE ROCK - A Tale of Cashel

By: Sadlier, Mrs. J.

Price: $249.94

Publisher: Dublin, M.H. Gill & Son, Ltd.: 1893

Seller ID: 38433

Condition: Very Good


320 pages; Armorial bookplate, a gift inscription from mother to daughter dated Cashel/ County Tipperary/ 1936, pencil note at end. Newspaper image of Cashel Rock tipped in opposite tp, with offsetting. OCLC: 13368836 Date is approximate, not printed in book. Legend has it that the Rock of Cashel originated in the Devil's Bit, a mountain 20 miles north of Cashel when St. Patrick banished Satan from a cave, resulting in the Rock's landing in Cashel. Cashel is reputed to be the site of the conversion of the King of Munster by St. Patrick in the 5th century. The author Mary Anne Sadlier (18... View more info

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Sketches of the Irish Bar [Complete in Two Volumes] With Memoir and Notes by R. Shelton Mackenzie, D. C. L.

By: Sheil, Richard Lalor ; R. Shelton Mackenzie

Price: $49.94

Publisher: New York, Widdleton (Successor to Redfield): 1854

Seller ID: 41814

Condition: Very Good


388; 380 pages; Clean and secure in original green cloth bindings with borders stamped in blind and gilt lettering at spines, minor wear at spine ends. Richard Lalor Sheil (1791 – 1851), Irish politician, writer and orator, was born at Drumdowney, Slieverue, County Kilkenny, Ireland. He was admitted a student of Lincoln's Inn, and was called to the Irish bar in 1814. His play of Adelaide, or the Emigrants, was performed at the Crow Street Theatre, Dublin in 1814 and in 1816 performed at Covent Garden. His next play The Apostate was produced at Covent Garden in 1817, firmly establishing his... View more info

THE STATES THROUGH IRISH EYES - Autographed Limited Edition

By: Somerville, E. Oe. ; [SIGNED]

Price: $99.93

Publisher: Boston, Houghton Mifflin Co: 1930

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 39579

Condition: Fine


Autograph; 200 pages; One of an Autographed Limited Edition of 375 (of which only 350 were for sale). Clean and tight in original red linen binding with gilt bordering to the front board and gilt lettering at spine; pages unopened after page 90, unmarked throughout. OCLC: 54791259 Wonderful frontispiece (two hounds watching as their master head down the drive in an automobile) and seven full page plates (foxhunting scenes, etc.) by the author and charming vignette illustrations (chapter headings) throughout. Daughters of land-owning Protestant families in the South West of Ireland in the mid... View more info

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THE CHARM OF IRELAND

By: Stevenson, Burton Egbert

Price: $9.94

Publisher: New York, Dodd, Mead and Company: 1914

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 40124

Condition: Very Good


(xiv), 576 pages; Bookplate of former owner on front pastedown endpaper ("Mawson" in Egyptian illustration), owner's name in pancil, otherwise clean and tight in original green cloth binding with gilt lettering and decorative devices, spine slightly faded. Illustrated with b&w photographs. View more info

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The Well of the Saints - A Play

By: Synge, J. M.

Price: $14.94

Publisher: Boston, John W. Luce: 1911

Seller ID: 40666

Condition: Very Good


Clean and secure in original binding of green boards with white spine, gilt lettering, some wear at spine ends. This three-act play written by Irish playwright J. M. Synge, first performed at the Abbey Theatre by the Irish National Theatre Society in February 1905. The setting is specified as "some lonely mountainous district in the east of Ireland one or more centuries ago." J.M. Synge (1871 – 1909) was an Irish playwright, poet, prose writer, travel writer and collector of folklore. He was a key figure in the Irish Literary Revival and was one of the co-founders of the Abbey Thea... View more info

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The Tinker's Wedding - A Comedy in Two Acts

By: Synge, J. M.

Price: $10.94

Publisher: Boston, John W. Luce: 1911

Seller ID: 40668

Condition: Very Good


Clean and secure in original binding of green boards with white spine, gilt lettering, some wear at spine ends. The Tinker's Wedding is a two-act play by the Irish playwright J. M. Synge, whose main characters - as the title suggests - are Irish Tinkers. It is set on a roadside near a chapel in rural Ireland and premiered 11 November 1909. J.M. Synge (1871 – 1909) was an Irish playwright, poet, prose writer, travel writer and collector of folklore. He was a key figure in the Irish Literary Revival and was one of the co-founders of the Abbey Theatre. He is best known for his play The Playboy... View more info

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In the Shadow of the Glen

By: Synge, J. M.

Price: $10.94

Publisher: Boston, John W. Luce: 1911

Seller ID: 40669

Condition: Very Good


Clean and secure in original binding of green boards with white spine, gilt lettering, some wear at spine ends. A one-act play written by the Irish playwright J. M. Synge and first performed at the Molesworth Hall, Dublin, on October 8, 1903. J.M. Synge (1871 – 1909) was an Irish playwright, poet, prose writer, travel writer and collector of folklore. He was a key figure in the Irish Literary Revival and was one of the co-founders of the Abbey Theatre. He is best known for his play The Playboy of the Western World, which caused riots in Dublin during its opening run at the Abbey Theatre. View more info

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In Wicklow, West Kerry, the Congested Districts, under Ether

By: Synge, J. M.

Price: $14.94

Publisher: Boston, John W. Luce: 1912

Seller ID: 40670

Condition: Very Good-


215 pages; Former owner's brief inscription on ffep, otherwise clean and secure in original binding of green boards with white spine, gilt lettering, toned at spine, worn along front edge of spine. A collection of the essays written during his travels through these counties and originally published in the "Manchester Guardian" and in a quarterly Irish literary magazine, "The Shanachie". These fourteen essays are a valuable document on the inhabitants and their social conditions at the turn of the century. It also contains the raw material, fragments of folklore, patterns of sp... View more info

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FOLK-LORE AND LEGENDS IRELAND

By: Tibbits, Charles John Tibbits

Price: $49.94

Publisher: New York and London, White and Allen: 1898

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 42114

Condition: Very Good


viii, 192 pages; Contents clean and tight in original binding of blue cloth and floral patterned boards with gilt lettering at spine and gilt rules at boards. t.e.g. OCLC 619573346 Contents cover more than thirty Irish legends including The Headless Horseman of Shanacloch, Larry Hayes and the Enchanted Man, Jack o' the Lantern, Flory Cantillon's Funeral, Saint Brandon and Donagha, The Rock of the Candle, The Spectre of Erigle Traugh, Caniel the Outlaw, The Fairies and the Butler, Fior Usga, etc. View more info

THE IRISH NATIONAL INVINCIBLES AND THEIR TIMES English Edition with Appendices and Index

By: Tynan, Patrick J. P.

Price: $199.94

Publisher: Covent Garden, Chatham and Company: 1894

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 41498

Condition: Very Good+


xxxii, 591 pages; Clean and tight in the publisher's original binding of dark green cloth spine and light green cloth covered boards, bright gilt lettering at spine. Illustrated with frontispiece portrait of the author and seven additional portraits of the "Invincibles," including Parnell, Brady, Murphy, Curley, O'Donnell, Williams and Kinsella. This book is part of a story which had its defining moment twelve years before, in Dublin's Phoenix Park. In this large, old walled park near the city, two high officials of the British Goverment -- Lord Frederick Cavendish, the Chief Sec... View more info

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A COMPENDIUM OF IRISH BIOGRAPHY Comprising Sketches of Distinguished Irishmen, and of Eminent Persons Connected with Ireland by Office or Their Writings

By: Webb, Alfred ; [ signature of J. J. Clancy]

Price: $249.94

Publisher: Dublin, M. H. Gill & Son: 1878

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 40126

Condition: Very Good


Autograph; 319 pages; Inscribed on ffep "To John J. Hayes, Esq. / Boston Mass. / with the best wishes of / J. J. Clancy / Dublin: Feb. 21st, 1882" ; a short tear without loss to the upper corner of pp. 31-2, some notes in pencil on a few margins (mostly marking a few details of special American interest) and on rear endpaper, otherwise clean and tight in original green cloth binding with gilt lettering at spine cloth rubbed at extremeties. An excellent historical reference on all matters Irish. John Joseph Clancy (1847 – 1928), usually known as J. J. Clancy, was an Irish nationalist... View more info