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POETRY OF IRISH HISTORY

By: Brown, Stephen J. ; [Editor]

Price: $29.95

Publisher: Dublin, The Talbot Press Limited: 1927

Edition: New Edition

Seller ID: 40642

Condition: Very Good


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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THE SWORD IN THE SOUL [in scarce dustjacket]

By: Chauvire, Roger ; Ernest Boyd ; James Atephens

Price: $39.95

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

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 40634

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket


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 its nationalism. The novel is so intimate that one would say it could be done only by an Irishman; so objective that no Irish... View more info

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Irish Impressions

By: Chesterton, G. K.

Price: $39.95

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, he did produce this fun romp through Irish culture and history which presents a stark contrast between England and Ireland. T... View more info

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INDUSTRIAL IRELAND A Practical and Non-Political View of Ireland for the Irish

By: Dennis, Robert

Price: $59.95

Publisher: London, John Murray: 1887

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 42116

Condition: Very Good


xvi, 206 pages; Contents clean and secure in original publisher's binding of olive green cloth with gilt lettering at spine and decorative stamping to boards in black. A couple spots of color loss on front cover of binding, otherwise quite nice. OCLC 457653309 Natural resources and industries of Ireland. Dennis makes the argument that Ireland is rich in resources and those resources should be harnassed by the Irish for their own benefit. 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

Condition: Very Good+


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 his life in Liverpool, where he established a construction business and also worked for the Irish nationalist cause as journa... 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

Condition: Very Good+


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 Great Britain and Ireland. View more info

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ESSAYS MODERN AND ELIZABETHAN

By: Dowden, Edward

Price: $9.95

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

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 41289

Condition: Very Good+


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 commissioner of education in Ireland (1896–1901), trustee of the National Library of Ireland, secretary of the Irish Liberal Unio... View more info

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TRANSCRIPTS AND STUDIES

By: Dowden, Edward

Price: $19.95

Publisher: Kegan Paul, Trench: 1888

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 41654

Condition: Very Good


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 1867 he was elected professor of oratory and English literature in Dublin University. As commissioner of education in Ireland (... View more info

FANTASIAS by George Egerton [pseudonym]

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

Price: $74.95

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

Edition: First American Edition

Seller ID: 39147

Condition: Very Good+


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 mother, Isabel George, and an Irish Catholic father, Captain John J. Dunne, but spent most of her formative years in Dublin and co... 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

Condition: Very Good


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

Condition: Very Good+


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 brother were lawyers in Boston and quite active in the cause of Irish Nationalism. This book was published to rally support for... View more info

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Lectures and Essays on Irish and Other Subjects

By: Giles, Henry

Price: $14.95

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

Seller ID: 40663

Condition: Very Good-


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. Born in County Wexford to a Roman Catholic family, Giles changed his religious belief several times, becoming a Protestant and a... View more info

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TALIS QUALIS or Tales of the Jury Room

By: Griffin, Gerald

Price: $74.95

Publisher: Dublin, James Duffy & Sons: 1845

Seller ID: 40647

Condition: Very Good


(viii), 463 pages; Clean and secure in original green cloth binding with gilt lettering and decorative stamping at spine and decorative stamping in blind to boards. No date printed, but circa 1845. Posthumously published, this delightful collection of stories is set in an improbable framework. An English visitor to Ireland wanders into an empty jury room during the assizes and when the jurors suddenly return to the room hides himself in a cupboard. Their lengthy deliberations produce no verdict, so they are held overnight during which they entertain themselves with telling stories and singing... View more info

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LEGENDS, TALES, AND STORIES OF IRELAND ; Illustrated With Ten Characteristic Engravings

By: Hardy, Philip Dixon

Price: $164.95

Publisher: Dublin, John Cumming: 1837

Edition: First Edition Thus

Seller ID: 42079

Condition: Good+


Engravings; vi, (2), 328 pages; Former owner's small stamp in upper right corner on title and on page one, owners' names on front endpapers; otherwise contents are clean and securely stitched, all ten engravings present and in very good condition. Binding is olive green pebbled cloth spine over brown paper covered boards. Original printed paper spine label is chipped at edges and rubbed; cloth chipped at spine ends and along edges; boards worn at edges,(esp corners); front hinge is cracking, but still attached. The author Philip Dixon Hardy (1794 - 1875) was an Irish poet, bookseller, printe... View more info

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IRELAND AND THE BRITISH EMPIRE 1937 CONFLICT OR COLLABORATION A Study of Anglo-Irish Differences from the International Standpoint

By: Harrison, Henry

Price: $24.95

Publisher: London, Robert Hale: 1937

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 41313

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket


356 pages; Clean and tight in original red cloth binding in dusty, toned dustjacket with light edgewear. OCLC: 4271122 With statistics prepared by the intelligence branch of "The Economist." Printed "With Compliments of Robert Hale and Company" "Sent at request of the Author" laid-in. Also laid-in is an article about the book reprinted from the Manchester Guardian. This book is a well researched and well written plea for the reconciliation of the United Kingdom and the Irish Free State, in view of the looming danger of a European War, in which Irish Hostility woul... View more info

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Shamanism in the Old Irish Tradition in Eire-Ireland - A Journal of Irish Studies , Fromhar-Fall 1985

By: Lonigan, Paul R. Eoin McKiernan, (Ed. )

Price: $7.95

Publisher: St. Paul, MN, Irish American Cultural Institute: 1985

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 40629

Condition: Very Good+


Vol. XX, No. 3; 21 pages; Clean and secure in original pictorial wrappers. The Lonigan piece is a 21 page article included in this issue of Eire-Ireland - A Journal of Irish Studies (Fall 1985). Other articles include: Fatal Attraction: Irish-Jewish Romance in Early Film and Drama by Mari Kathleen Fielder; The Disappearance of Arthur Tome by J.J. St. Mark; The Inventive Famine Decade by Sean O'Donnell; Ireland's 1949 NATO Decision by Raymond James Raymond; etc. View more info

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The Confessors of Connaught, or, The Tenants of a Lord Bishop A Tale of Our Times

By: M. L. M. ; (Mary L. Meaney)

Price: $124.95

Publisher: Philadelphia, P. F. Cunningham: 1873

Seller ID: 40654

Condition: Very Good


319 pages; Clean and secure in original green cloth binding with gilt lettering at spine and gilt emblem on front cover, cloth worn at spine ends, rubbed at corners. Later printing of OCLC: 85479154 THE following story of Irish evictions for conscience' sake, is, unhappily, "an o'er true tale." The incidents on which it is founded, may thus be stated:Simultaneously with the great famine of 1846, a scheme was inaugurated, as is well known, under the auspices of certain societies in England, for the conversion of Ireland to Protestantism. It is needless to dwell on the history of t... View more info

Íosagán agus Sgéalta Eile

By: Mac Piarais, Padraic ; [ Padraic Henry Pearse ]

Price: $649.95

Publisher: Dublin, Conradh na Gaeilge: 1907

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 39146

Condition: Good+


3 p.l., 117 & [2] pages; Publisher's brown pictorial wrappers, title page printed in red and black (dated "1907"), edges of the text trimmed rough. Sectional titles to the stories with b/w illustrations & four hors-texte color plates by Beatrice Elvery (all present). The title page and text are entirely in Irish, but for a glossary (Foclóir) at the end [pp. (95) - 117]. "Only the more difficult words, or words which illustrate some peculiarity of local usage in pronunciation, vocabulary or usage, are included in this Foclóir." As a supplement to this glossary, an early ow... View more info

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THE IRISH AT THE FRONT With an introduction by John Redmond

By: MacDonagh, Michael ; John Redmond (introduction)

Price: $14.95

Publisher: London, Hodder and Stoughton: 1916

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 40651

Condition: Very Good+


158, 2 (ads) pages; Clean and tight in original green cloth binding with black lettering at spine and front cover. Includes a two page extract from "The Irish Nuns of Ypres, An Appeal." This narrative of the more signal feats of the Irish Regiments in France, Flanders, and at the Dardanelles, is based on letters of regimental officers and men, interviews with wounded soldiers of the battalions, and those invalided home, and, also, in several cases, on the records compiled at the depots. The war is the greatest armed struggle that the world has ever seen, and when we think of the he... View more info

BITS OF BLARNEY

By: Mackenzie, R. Shelton

Price: $39.95

Publisher: New York, Redfield: 1854

Edition: First American Edition

Seller ID: 40579

Condition: Very Good


vi, 7-426, 6 (ads) pages; Former owner's quote about Irish friendship in pencil on ffep, owner's name stamp "Property of L. C. Ferrris," otherwise clean and secure in original green cloth binding with gilt lettering at spine. Cloth worn at spine ends. A wonderful collection of Irish folklore and stories. An example: "The stone this is, whoever kisses, He never misses to grow eloquent: 'tis he may clamber to a lady's chamber, Or become a member of Parliament." Legends include: Blarney Castle, Con O'Keefe and the Golden Cup, Legends of Finn Mac Coul. Irish Stories include:... View more info