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Whence the "Black Irish" of Jamaica?
New York: Lincoln Mac Veagh - The Dial Press, 1932. First Edition. Hardcover. Attractive copy of Williams's scholarly volume on documenting the history of Black Jamaican's who claim Irish ancestry. "Visitors to Jamaica in the British West Indies frequently remark a seeming anomaly. In even the remotest sections of the...
[Item #35187]
Price: $500.00
 
Whence the "Black Irish" of Jamaica? AFRICAN AMERICANS, CARIBBEAN, Joseph J. WILLIAMS.
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William Allingham's Diary
Carbondale: Southern Illinois University Press, [1967]. First Thus. Hardcover. Thick octavo (23cm.); original cloth in blue and white decorative dust jacket, black topstain; xii,404pp.; portrait frontispiece. Light wear to top edge of jacket with a couple short closed tears and mild creasing, else Very Good and sound. Diary of the...
[Item #31296]
Price: $30.00
 
William Allingham's Diary. William ALLINGHAM, intro Geoffrey Grigson.
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Collected Impressions
London: Longmans, Green and Co. [1950]. First Edition. Hardcover. Octavo (22cm.); original cloth in tan decorative dust jacket, blue top stain; x,[2],269pp. Some minor rubbing to jacket extremities, else Fine in Very Good jacket. Price cancel mounted to upper jacket flap.
[Item #21188]
Price: $25.00
 
Collected Impressions. Elizabeth BOWEN.
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A Day in the Dark and Other Stories
London: Jonathan Cape, 1965. First Edition. Hardcover. Octavo (19.5cm.); original boards in purple decorative dust jacket; 320pp. Jacket extremities rather scuffed, clean splits to bottom of jacket flap folds; About Fine in About Very Good dust jacket.
[Item #21182]
Price: $50.00
 
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The Heat of the Day [Limited Edition, Signed]
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1949. First Edition. Hardcover. Limited to 500 copies. Octavo (19.5cm.); original cloth in green decorative dust jacket; [10],372,[2]pp. Jacket extremities a bit rubbed, else Fine in Very Good dust jacket. Signed by the author on limitation page.
[Item #21184]
Price: $300.00
 
The Heat of the Day [Limited Edition, Signed]. Elizabeth BOWEN.
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Ivy Gripped the Steps and Other Stories
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1946. First American Edition. Hardcover. Small octavo (19cm.); publisher's cloth in black and magenta dust jacket, magenta topstain; xiv,[2],233pp. General light edge wear to jacket extremities, spine toned, topstain almost entirely faded; still, Very Good and sound overall. Collection of twelve short stories by the...
[Item #24131]
Price: $30.00
 
Ivy Gripped the Steps and Other Stories. Elizabeth BOWEN.
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The Little Girls
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1964. First American Edition. Hardcover. Octavo (21.5cm.); original cloth in yellow decorative price-clipped dust jacket by Warren Chappell; [8],306,[2]pp. Tight, Near Fine copy in attractive dustjacket with few small shallow chips at edges and crown.
[Item #21186]
Price: $25.00
 
The Little Girls. Elizabeth BOWEN.
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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. Hardcover. 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...
[Item #21181]
Price: $30.00
 
The Shelbourne: A Centre in Dublin Life for More than a Century. Elizabeth BOWEN.
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A World of Love
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1955. First American Edition. Hardcover. Octavo (21cm.); original cloth in red pictorial dust jacket by George Salter; [8],244,[2]pp. Jacket extremities a bit rubbed, else Fine in Very Good jacket.
[Item #21187]
Price: $35.00
 
A World of Love. Elizabeth BOWEN.
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The Riddle of Erskine Childers
London: Hutchinson, [1977]. First Edition. Hardcover. Octavo (22.25cm.); original simulated cloth in black photo-illustrated price-clipped dust jacket; 351pp.; two leaves of photographs printed on rectos and versos. Jacket extremities a bit rubbed and worn, mostly to top edges, shallow chip to spine crown, corners lightly bumped, else Near Very Good...
[Item #31477]
Price: $50.00
 
The Riddle of Erskine Childers. Andrew BOYLE.
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The African Witch
New York: William Morrow and Company, 1936. First American Edition. Hardcover. 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...
[Item #23973]
Price: $65.00
 
The African Witch. Joyce CARY.
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The Riddle of the Sands
London: Rupert Hart-Davis, 1955. Reprint. 12mo. Blue cloth boards; dustjacket; 278pp. First printing of the Mariner's Library edition. Mild soil, else straight and Very Good in the pictorial dustwrapper which is price-clipped and a bit tatty, with a ca. 3/4" loss at base of front panel - just VG.
[Item #33390]
Price: $25.00
 
The Riddle of the Sands. Erskine CHILDERS.
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The Mountain of the Women: Memoirs of an Irish Troubador [Inscribed]
New York: Doubleday, 2002. First Edition. Hardcover. Memoir of the frontman for the legendary Irish group The Clancy Brothers. First Printing. Octavo (24cm); black and dark green paper-covered boards, with titles stamped in gilt on spine and Celtic knotwork embossed to front cover; dustjacket; x,294pp; illus. Inscribed on the title...
[Item #33240]
Price: $125.00
 
The Mountain of the Women: Memoirs of an Irish Troubador [Inscribed]. Liam CLANCY.
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Poems
New York: Macmillan Company, 1932. First American Edition. Hardcover. 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. Padraic COLUM.
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The Royal Irish Fusiliers 1793-1950
London: Geoffrey Cumberlege / Oxford University Press, 1952. First Edition. Hardcover. Tall octavo (26cm). Green gilt-decorated cloth boards (hardcover); [xvi], 517; illus; maps (some folding). Tight, unmarked, Near Fine copy in the original cloth, lacking the dustwrapper.
[Item #37783]
Price: $150.00
 
The Royal Irish Fusiliers 1793-1950. Marcus CUNLIFFE.
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The Buried Day
London: Chatto & Windus, 1960. First Edition. Hardcover. 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. C. DAY LEWIS.
17.

Ward Eight
New York: Harper & Brothers Publishers, 1936. Third Edition. Hardcover. Octavo (21.25cm.); publisher's cloth in yellow decorative dust jacket printed in green and black; vi,[2],329pp. Jacket uniformly dust-soiled, extremities a bit rubbed and worn, spine darkened, ownership rubberstamp of an Albert E. King to bottom textblock edge, else Near Fine...
[Item #34559]
Price: $150.00
 
Ward Eight. Joseph F. DINNEEN.
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The Charwoman's Shadow
London: G.P. Putnam's Sons, [1926]. First Edition. Hardcover. 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...
[Item #21641]
Price: $75.00
 
The Charwoman's Shadow. Lord DUNSANY, Edward John Moreton Drax Plunkett.
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Jorkens Remembers Africa
New York: Longmans, Green & Co. [1934]. First Edition. Hardcover. 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...
[Item #21640]
Price: $650.00
 
Jorkens Remembers Africa. Lord DUNSANY, Edward John Moreton Drax Plunkett.
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My Talks with Dean Spanley
New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1936. First Edition. Hardcover. 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...
[Item #21638]
Price: $150.00
 
My Talks with Dean Spanley. Lord DUNSANY, Edward John Moreton Drax Plunkett.
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Rory and Bran
New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons, [1937]. First American Edition. Hardcover. 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...
[Item #21639]
Price: $75.00
 
Rory and Bran. Lord DUNSANY, , Edward John Moreton Drax Plunkett.
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Enchantment and Other Poems
New York: Fountain Press, 1930. Hardcover. 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...
[Item #22207]
Price: $150.00
 
Enchantment and Other Poems. A. E.
23.

The National Being: Some Thoughts on an Irish Polity
New York: Macmillan Company, [1930]. Reprint. Hardcover. Unstated reprint lacking the "First Printed 1916" on copyright page. 12mo (19cm.); publisher's blue gilt-lettered cloth; [6],176pp. Boards a bit rubbed, front hinge starting to crack but holding, else Very Good or better. Irish nationalist treatise by the poet and mystic.
[Item #23726]
Price: $50.00
 
The National Being: Some Thoughts on an Irish Polity. A. E., pseud. George William Russell.
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Catalogue of Engraved Irish Portraits Mainly in the Joly Collection and of Original Drawings
Dublin: Stationery Office, [1937?]. First Edition. Paperback. Octavo (24.5cm.); original blue cloth tape-backed printed wrappers; [8],279pp. Wrappers a bit toned along extremities, the whole rather worn, cloth splitting and frayed along folds and at ends; contemporary original photographic postcard of the National Library of Ireland mounted to p. [iv]. Good...
[Item #31132]
Price: $50.00
 
Catalogue of Engraved Irish Portraits Mainly in the Joly Collection and of Original Drawings. Rosalind M. ELMES.
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The Challenge of Socialism
[Dublin]: Editorial Board of "Review" ca. 1947. First Edition. Paperback. 12mo (18cm.); original white pictorial staplebound wrappers; 21pp. Lightly toned, else About Fine.
[Item #26894]
Price: $15.00
 
The Challenge of Socialism. Benjamin FARRINGTON.


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