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Borstal Boy
London: Hutchinson, [1958]. First Edition. Octavo (22cm.); original cloth in pictorial dust jacket by B.S. Biro; 342pp.; photographic portrait frontispiece. Jacket extremities a bit worn, spine toned and slightly cocked. Irish poet's memoirs of three years spent in a juvenile detention center.
[Item #22099]
Price: $50.00
 
Borstal Boy
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The Shelbourne: A Centre in Dublin Life for More than a Century
London: George G. Harrap & Co. Ltd. [1951]. First Edition. Octavo (20.5cm.); 200pp.; original cloth in white pictorial dust jacket by Norah McGuinness; half-tone portrait frontispiece of "The Great Mrs Jury (née Margaret Cotton)"; 7 plates, additional text illustrations by McGuinness throughout. Jacket edges toned and a bit scuffed, spine...
[Item #21181]
Price: $30.00
 
The Shelbourne: A Centre in Dublin Life for More than a Century
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The Catholic Social Movement
Dublin: Office of the "Irish Messenger" 1931. First Edition. 12mo (18cm.); original cream staplebound wrappers printed in brown; 24pp. Small rubberstamped price to upper wrapper, else Fine. Forms part of the "An Rioghacht" Series. "The substance of this pamphlet appeared originally in the issues of the 'Irish Ecclesiastical Record' for...
[Item #26359]
Price: $30.00
 
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Broadside: Trial, Sentence, and Execution of Michael Barrett, Who Was Executed This Morning, at the Old Bailey for the Wilful Murder of Sarah Ann Hodkinson, One of the Sufferers of the Clerkenwell Explosion
S.i., n.d. [but London: 1868]. First Edition. Contemporary broadside commemorating the trial and execution of Michael Barrett, a Fenian nationalist who was convicted and sentenced to death for the bombing of Clerkenwell Prison in December, 1867. The bombing, which was intended to effect the escape of a number of Fenian...
[Item #28837]
Price: $1,250.00
 
5.

The African Witch
New York: William Morrow and Company, 1936. First American Edition. Octavo (21cm.); original cloth in red pictorial dust jacket, green topstain; [8],416pp. Jacket extremities rather rubbed, especially spine ends, a few closed tears, the longest to rear flap affecting author photograph without loss; top fore-edge corner of rear free endpaper...
[Item #23973]
Price: $65.00
 
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The Molly Maguires: The Origin, Growth, and Character of the Organization
Philadelphia: Lippincott, 1877. First Edition. HOWES D298. MUNN 930. A classic early account of the Mollies, reliably pro-company but still a detailed and valuable study. Small octavo; publisher’s cloth boards; gilt spine titles; [vii], ix-xi, 9-380pp; map. Spine ends and board corners lightly rubbed; faint old dampstain to bottom 1/8"...
[Item #8497]
Price: $400.00
 
The Molly Maguires: The Origin, Growth, and Character of the Organization
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Poems
New York: Macmillan Company, 1932. First American Edition. Octavo (20.5cm.); original cloth in cream price-clipped dust jacket printed in green and blue; viii,220pp. Jacket a bit toned, especially to spine, a few short closed tears and tiny chips, else Very Good and sound.
[Item #22397]
Price: $50.00
 
Poems
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The Buried Day
London: Chatto & Windus, 1960. First Edition. Octavo (22cm.); original cloth in black pictorial dust jacket; 243pp.; photographic portrait frontispiece, 11 plates. Jacket spine and rear panel extremities toned, else Near Fine. The poet's childhood memoirs in Ireland and London.
[Item #22916]
Price: $25.00
 
The Buried Day
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The Charwoman's Shadow
London: G.P. Putnam's Sons, [1926]. First Edition. Octavo (19.75cm.); original blue gilt-lettered cloth; viii,[2],339pp. Extremities rubbed, spine a bit faded and rather cocked, rear hinge broken but holding. Contemporary bookseller ticket to rear pastedown. A Good or better copy. Early novel of the fantasy genre, set in Spain during the...
[Item #21641]
Price: $75.00
 
The Charwoman's Shadow
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Jorkens Remembers Africa
New York: Longmans, Green & Co. [1934]. First Edition. Octavo (19cm.); original buckram, paper spine label lettered in green, pictorial dust jacket ; vii,[3],303pp.; jacket illustration repeated on title page. A few chips and short closed to jacket extremities, discrete tape repair to jacket verso, else a Fine copy in...
[Item #21640]
Price: $650.00
 
Jorkens Remembers Africa
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My Talks with Dean Spanley
New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1936. First Edition. Octavo (19.5cm.); original cloth in cream price-clipped dust jacket illustrated by Robert Ball, blue topstain; [8],149pp.; upper jacket illustration repeated on frontispiece, text printed within red triple-rule throughout. Jacket spine and extremities a bit darkend and dust-soiled, else Fine in Very...
[Item #21638]
Price: $150.00
 
My Talks with Dean Spanley
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Rory and Bran
New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons, [1937]. First American Edition. Octavo (19.5cm.); original cloth in off-white pictorial dust jacket; vi,320pp. Jacket spine darkened. Fine in Near Fine jacket. One of Dunsany's "Irish" novels in which the author explores the theme of the differences (or lack thereof) between humans and animals...
[Item #21639]
Price: $75.00
 
Rory and Bran
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Enchantment and Other Poems
New York: Fountain Press, 1930. First edition limited to 542 copies of which this is no. 170, slim octavo (21cm.); original linen-backed orange decorative boards, printed labels to spine and upper cover, original glassine dust jacket; 34,[2]pp.; title page printed in orange and black. Edges a touch darkened and gently...
[Item #22207]
Price: $150.00
 
Enchantment and Other Poems
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Vale & Other Poems
New York: Macmillan Company, 1931. First American Edition. Small slim octavo (20.5cm.); original cloth, blue paper labels printed in yellow mounted to upper cover and spine, matching blue dust jacket printed in yellow; viii,50pp. Rather large soil spot to upper cover cloth almost unnoticeably affecting jacket; jacket spine faded with...
[Item #22069]
Price: $30.00
 
Vale & Other Poems
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The Challenge of Socialism
[Dublin]: Editorial Board of "Review" ca. 1947. First Edition. 12mo (18cm.); original white pictorial staplebound wrappers; 21pp. Lightly toned, else About Fine.
[Item #26894]
Price: $15.00
 
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Blue Angels and Whales: A Record of Personal Experiences Below and Above Water
New York: E.P. Dutton & Co. 1946. First American Edition. Octavo (22cm.); original cloth in blue-green price-torn dust jacket; 153pp.; frontispiece, illus. by the author throughout. Jacket spine faded, some dust-soiling to extremities, old ballpoint pen note to top of upper jacket flap, rear jacket flap at one point taped...
[Item #23039]
Price: $20.00
 
Blue Angels and Whales: A Record of Personal Experiences Below and Above Water
17.

Sweet Cork of Thee
New York: E.P. Dutton & Co. 1951. First American Edition. Octavo (21.5cm.); original cloth in green pictorial dust jacket; [10],255pp.; two-toned (green and red) woodcut frontispiece, illus. throughout by the author. Jacket extremities rather rubbed with several short closed tears, old tape repair to exterior; ballpoint note to top of...
[Item #23040]
Price: $20.00
 
Sweet Cork of Thee
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Sweet Thames Run Softly
London: J.M. Dent & Sons Ltd. [1940]. First Edition. Octavo (23.5cm.); original cloth in green pictorial price-clipped dust jacket, green topstain; x,229pp.; frontispiece, text illus. by the author throughout. Jacket and boards a bit edge-worn, tiny chip to top edge of upper panel, jacket spine a bit toned, else Very...
[Item #23041]
Price: $50.00
 
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Till I End My Song
London: E.P. Dutton & Co. 1957. First American Edition. Octavo (21.75cm.); original cloth in green pictorial dust jacket; [6],234pp.; color frontispiece, text illus. by the author throughout. Jacket and cloth extremities rubbed, jacket spine and top edge of upper panel faded, spine a hint cocked; contemporary ownership bookplate to front...
[Item #23037]
Price: $20.00
 
Till I End My Song
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Till I End My Song
London: J.M. Dent & Sons Ltd. [1957]. First Edition. Octavo (22cm.); original cloth in green pictorial price-clipped dust jacket, green topstain; [8],234pp.; color frontispiece, text illus. by the author throughout. Spine cocked, a few small chips to jacket extremities, else Very Good and sound. Description of Whittenham, Berkshire, England.
[Item #23038]
Price: $25.00
 
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The Heavenly Twins
New York: Cassell Publishing Co. [1893]. First American Edition. Irish feminist novelist's first work published under this pseudonym, which would come to represent the "New Woman" prototype popular in turn of the 20th century literature. Grand, as the wife of a former army surgeon, learned of the physiological nature of...
[Item #25839]
Price: $40.00
 
The Heavenly Twins
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The Real Chief: The Story of Liam Lynch
Cork: Mercier Press, 1986. Octavo. Pictorial glossy wrappers (softcover); 192pp. Text somewhat age-toned (but not brittle), else a Very Good reading copy.
[Item #16462]
Price: $12.00
 
The Real Chief: The Story of Liam Lynch
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The Battle of Ventry Harbor; which Took Place in the Fourth Century, and Continued without Intermission for 366 Days. Being a Literal Translation from an Old Irish Manuscript
Boston: Published for the trade, 1856. First Edition. Small slim octavo (19cm.); original green pictorial saddle-stitched wrappers (upper cover a bit soiled); 48pp.; illus. Chips and tears along wrapper edges not affecting text, loss to lower wrapper bottom edge, spine ends perished; still, a Very Good copy in original, still-vibrant...
[Item #23585]
Price: $250.00
 
The Battle of Ventry Harbor; which Took Place in the Fourth Century, and Continued without Intermission for 366 Days. Being a Literal Translation from an Old Irish Manuscript
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Resistance
[N.p. Irish Republican Army, ca. 1982]. First Edition. Well-known poster distributed by the IRA in the early 1980s depicting a photograph of a balaklava-clad member of the IRA aiming a Colt SP1 against a red background, a popular Bobby Sands quote below lettered in white and reading "There can never...
[Item #26157]
Price: $450.00
 
Resistance
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An Open Letter to the Irish Working-Class Wherever Found [cover title]
Boston: James Connolly Literary Society of Boston, n.d., ca. 1922. First Edition. Correspondence from the James Connolly Literary Society of Boston to the Socialist Labor Party and the Catholic Truth Guild regarding the on-going debate on the Socialist movement. OCLC locates one copy as of November, 2015, at the National...
[Item #28169]
Price: $75.00
 
An Open Letter to the Irish Working-Class Wherever Found [cover title]


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