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1 The Life and Adventures of Kit Carson, The Nestor of the Rocky Mountains. From Facts Narrated By Himself
New York W.R.C. Clark & Meeker 1859 Later Printing. Hardcover Very Good Minus No Jacket Arthur Lumley 
New York: W.R.C. Clark & Meeker, 1859. The first "respectable" biography of Christopher Carson (1809-1868), fur trapper, scout, and guide for John C. Fremont. Carson was famous early in his life, mostly through the dime novel; yet to come was service in the Civil War and his unfortunate war on the Navajo.This is a Very Good (Minus) copy of a Later Printing, with a partner publisher added to the Title Page. The First Edition was published a year earlier by Clark alone. VERY SCARCE (no copies held, per WorldCat). Olive decorative cloth binding, blindstamped with an image of the scout and his horse on both covers; the front is filled with gilt. Kit is also represented on the spine, standing with what appears to be a Hawken rifle decorated with brass tacks. 534 pages, with 6 pages of publisher's adverts in the rear. The last page has the signature of a previous owner, dated 1859. The text is generally bright, with minimal foxing; some old floodmarks. All margins are rubbed, and the corners are rubbed to a fray. The illustrations are by the Dublin-born Arthur Lumley (1837-1912), who would become an acclaimed artist during the Civil War. The cover of the spine has split and separated, showing its newsprint backing, for about half the way down. Please note the condition issue. Although a sound copy, some minor restoration work is needed to reglue the spine. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Later Printing.. Decorative Cloth. Very Good Minus/No Jacket. Illus. by Arthur Lumley. 
Price: 175.00 USD
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2 The Mysteries of Ireland, Giving a Graphic and Faithful Account of Irish Secret Societies, & Their Plots, From the Rebellion of 1798 to the Year 1883, with Sketches of the Lives of the Leaders, Their Last Speeches Before Condemnation.
London & Halifax Milner and Company 1884 First Edition. Hardcover Very Good No Jacket 
London & Halifax: Milner and Company, 1884. An interesting, anonymous anti-Irish screed apparently issued in response to the Phoenix Park murders, ".deeds of unparalleled cruelty to man and unoffending beast.the most bloodthirsty of any on record in any nation on the face of the earth." Perhaps a bit of hyperbole, that. Copies held at the major libraries of the British Isles, but uncommon in the Trade. No publication date, but generally recognized by bibliographers as 1884. This is a Very Good copy in a variant brown cloth binding. Heavily stamped with an unfilled decorative design; spinet lettering is gilt. Clean text - a small text in double columns; 304 pages. Corners are bumped and the edges are dusty; cracked but holding well at the Title Page. A generally sound and attractive copy; important as an example of the political fervor surrounding Irish issues at this time. Size: 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall. First Edition.. Cloth. Very Good/No Jacket. First Edition. 
Price: 150.00 USD
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3 "D. 83222" (Walter Mahon-Smith) I Did Penal Servitude
Dublin Metropolitan Publishing Co. 1946 Second Edition. Hardcover Very Good Very Good Signed
Dublin: Metropolitan Publishing Co., 1946. A famous and influential prison memoir, published anonymously, using only a penal number as a pseudonym. Uncommon. This is a Very Good copy of the Second Impression, issued a year after the First Edition, in the same binding but with a different dustwrapper. Tan paper-covered boards with a yellow cloth spine; red lettering on the spine and front cover. Clean text; 243 pages. The Preface is by Sean O'Faolain. This copy has been INSCRIBED by the author to Irene Calvert (MP, 1909-2000) on the FFEP "On the occasion of her presiding at debate in Dublin," and dated in 1947. Size: 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall. Inscribed By Author. Second Edition.. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good. Dust jacket present. 
Price: 150.00 USD
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4 "H.H." (Helen Hunt; Helen Hunt Jackson) Bits of Talk About Home Matters
Boston Roberts Brothers 1882 First Edition. Hardcover Very Good No Jacket 
Boston: Roberts Brothers, 1882. Helen Hunt Jackson (1830-1885), a classmate of Emily Dickenson who, initially writing anonymously (as "H.H."), was one of the best-known novelists of the 19th Century. She became a strong advocate for Native Americans; her popular romantic novel, "Ramona," has the serious purpose of pointing out the mistreatment of California Mission Indians, and has gone through many editions. "A Century of Dishonor" is her most famous non-fiction work; although initially ignored, it is still in print today. This is a Very Good copy of a Later Printing (the First Edition was 1873) of some of her reform-minded essays (e.g., the first three chapters cover "The Inhumanities of Parents"). Maroon cloth binding, decoratively stamped with gilt lettering on the cover and spine. Clean text; 239 pages; decorative endpapers, page endges stained red. Lightly rubbed at the margins, with light bumping. A cute little book by a major figure that has relevance today. Size: 16mo - over 5" - 6" tall. First Edition.. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket. First Edition. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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5 "Hi-Regan" (John Joseph Dunne) How and Where to Fish in Ireland. A Hand-guide for Anglers
London Sampson Low, Marston, Searle, & Rivington 1887 Third Edition. Hardcover Near Fine No Jacket 
London: Sampson Low, Marston, Searle, & Rivington, 1887. (Pseudonym of John Joseph Dunne, b. 1837, wounded veteran of the Zulu War and later a prison warder.) A famous and classic treatise that went to some ten editions. This is a Very Good Plus to Near Fine copy of the Third Edition. Green and orange cloth binding with gilt lettering. Clean text; 174 pages, indexed, with an additional 32 pages of publisher's adverts in the rear. Has a fold-out map of Ireland. This is an ASSOCIATION COPY: both the dedication page and the rear panel bear the signatures of the Canadian geologist and explorer Henry Hind (1823-1908). There is a bit of rub and light fray to the corner, and a small stain on the front cover. Some minor foxing. No duswrapper; in an archival plastic protector. A nice copy of a delightful, and scarce, title. Size: 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall. Third Edition.. Hard Cover. Near Fine/No Jacket. 
Price: 350.00 USD
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6 "Hi-Regan" (John Joseph Dunne) How and Where to Fish in Ireland. A Hand-Guide for Anglers
London Sampson Low, Marston & Co. 1891 Fourth Edition. Hardcover Very Good No Jacket 
London: Sampson Low, Marston & Co., 1891. (Pseudonym of John Joseph Dunne, b. 1837, wounded veteran of the Zulu War and later a prison warder.) A famous and classic treatise that went to some ten editions, although early copies are uncommon. This is a Very Good copy of the Fourth Edition. Green and orange cloth binding with gilt lettering. Clean text; 174 pages, indexed, with an additional 32 pages of publisher's adverts in the rear. Has a fold-out map of Ireland. The paste-downs are also adverts; a worthy book for these alone. This copy shows some slight edgewear and moderate soiling. This is a possible Association Copy. There is a contemporary signature of Frank Isherwood, dated 1892, on half-title. Quercus speculates that this may be the father of poet Christopher Isherwood; he was, after all, a country squire who probably did a lot of fishing! In an archival plastic protector. Size: 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall. Fourth Edition.. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket. 
Price: 200.00 USD
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7 (Various Authors) Civil War Regiments. A Journal of the American Civil War (4 Volumes)
San Jose Regimental Studies 1990 0962810002 / 9780962810008 Limited/Numbered. Paperback Fine No Jacket Signed
San Jose: Regimental Studies, 1990. These are Fine copies (4) of the First Edition, innaugeral year, of this quarterly journal. This is a Limited Edition, issued to comemorate a conference.Tipped-in is a page that indicates a limitation of 250 copies; each volume has been signed on the limitation page by two different authors/historians. Softbound, in white wraps with black lettering. Clean texts: 87 pages, with 3 pages of adverts; 92 pages, with 4 pages of adverts; 101 pages, with 3 pages of adverts; and 99 pages, with 5 pages of adverts. Publishers materials are laid-in. Quercus will include a BONUS copy of the Journal (Volume Two, #3). Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Limited/Numbered.. Soft Cover. Fine/No Jacket. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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8 A.E. The National Being
Dublin Maunsel 1916 First Edition. Hardcover Very Good Minus No Jacket 
Dublin: Maunsel, 1916. AE, the pseudonym of George William Russell (1863-1919), was a prominent member of the Irish Literary Revival. He was a poet and a friend to Joyce and Yeats. "The National Being" is his major work on Irish nationalism, published just after the Easter Uprising. This is a Very Good (Minus) copy of the First Edition. Blue cloth binding with gilt lettering and decoration. Spine has faded but lettering is still bright. Contemporary (1916) previous-owner name on FFEP. The endpapers are tanned and there is some foxing to the prelims. The front gutter is rather weak but intact. A scarce and important work. Presented in an archival plastic protector. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. First Edition.. Hard Cover. Very Good Minus/No Jacket. First Edition. 
Price: 100.00 USD
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9 A.E. The National Being. Some Thoughts on an Irish Polity
New York Macmillan 1930 First American Edition. Hardcover Near Fine Very Good 
New York: Macmillan, 1930. Pseudonym of George William Russell (1863-1919), a prominent member of the Irish Literary Revival, friend to Joyce and Yeats. "The National Being" is his major work on Irish nationalism, originally published just after the Easter Rising of 1916. This is a Near Fine copy of the First American Edition. Blue cloth binding is clean and bright, as is the gilt lettering on the front panel. Text is clean and fresh. The dustjacket is complete and unclipped; chips at the head and foot of the spine. In a plastic protector. All in all, a nice copy of an important work, very scarce in the jacket. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. First American Edition.. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Very Good. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 100.00 USD
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10 A.E. (George Russell) Collected Poems
London Macmillan & Company, Ltd. 1926 Second Edition. Hardcover Very Good Plus No Jacket Signed
London: Macmillan & Company, Ltd., 1926. This is a Very Good (Plus) copy of the Second Edition (with the additions from 1919). Dark blue cloth binding with gilt lettering on the spine. Clean text; 373 pages, with Note; two pages of publisher's advertisements in the rear. This copy has been SIGNED by A.E. on the Title Page. In an archival plastic protector. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Signed by Author. Second Edition.. Hard Cover. Very Good Plus/No Jacket. 
Price: 350.00 USD
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11 A.E. (George Russell) The Avatars. A Futurist Fantasy
London Macmillan and Co., Limited 1933 First Edition Hardcover Near Fine No Jacket 
London: Macmillan and Co., Limited, 1933. Known by his pseudonym "AE," George William Russell (1867-1935) was both an Irish nationalist and a pacifist, an infrequent Irish combination. "The Avatars" is a later and rather uncommon work of his, a sort of mystical socialist fantasy set in a future Ireland. It is dedicated to W.B. Yeats, with whom he shared a fascination with spirituality. This is a Near Fine copy of the First Edition. Dark blue cloth binding, ruled on the front cover, with gilt titling on the cover and spine. Clean text; vii, 188 pages, with a list of Russell's works available in the rear. Bookplate on front paste-down; signature on the FFEP. A very fresh copy, lacking the dustwrapper. In an archival plastic protector.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine/No Jacket. 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall. First Edition. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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12 Abbott, Jacob Josephine
New York & London Harper & Brothers 1901 Reprint. Hardcover Very Good Plus No Jacket 
New York & London: Harper & Brothers, 1901. The prolific (some 180 books!) American author Jacob Abbott (1803-1879) was noted for his children's books, but he delved into popular history such as this. This is a Very Good (Plus) copy of a reprinted edition issued as part of "The Makers of History" series. Tan decorative cloth binding with a sword and wreath motif on the front cover, filled in brown and black. Clean text; 328 pages, very fresh and bright. A bit of foxing to the fore-edge; the spine slightly darkened and some of the lettering rubbed; else close to a Fine copy Size: 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall. Reprint.. Decorative Cloth. Very Good Plus/No Jacket. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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13 Abels, Jules The Parnell Tragedy
New York & London The Macmillan Company & Collier-Macmillan Ltd. 1966 First American Edition. Hardcover Very Good (Plus) Very Good Plus 
New York & London: The Macmillan Company & Collier-Macmillan Ltd., 1966. This is a Very Good (Plus) copy of the First American Edition (stated First Printing). Blue cloth binding with gilt lettering on the spine. Clean text; 408 pages, with Epilogue and Index. Illustrated with eleven photographs. Light sunfade along the top edge and a faint bump to the bottom front cover. The dustjacket has been clipped; shows some light edgewear and has a small closed tear on the rear panel. In an archival plastic protector.. First American Edition.. Hard Cover. Very Good (Plus)/Very Good Plus. 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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14 Ackroyd, Peter Shakespeare, The Biography
New York Nan Talese/Doubleday 2005 0385511396 / 9780385511391 First American Edition. Hardcover Near Fine Near Fine Signed
New York: Nan Talese/Doubleday, 2005. First American Edition (stated) . A Near Fine copy that has been SIGNED by the author on a plate tipped-in to the half-title page. Has some bumping to two corners; unread condition. Unclipped DJ is in an archival plastic protector. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Signed by Author. First American Edition.. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Near Fine. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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15 Adams, Alexander B. Sitting Bull. An Epic of the Plains
New York G.P. Putnam's Sons 1973 First Edition. Hardcover Very Good No Jacket 
New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1973. An excellent biography of a great Native American hero, somewhat uncommon these days. This is a Very Good copy of the First Edition. Red paper boards with an orange cloth spine. Very mildly bumped. Clean text; 446 pages, indexed. Spine is faded, but gilt lettering is still bright. Lacking the dustjacket. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. First Edition.. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket. First Edition. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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16 Adams, Andy The Log of a Cowboy. A Narrative of the Old Trail Days
Boston & New York Houghton, Mifflin and Company 1903 First Edition. Hardcover Very Good Minus No Jacket E. Boyd Smith 
Boston & New York: Houghton, Mifflin and Company, 1903. This is the best-known novel by Andy Adams (1859-1935), a fictionalized account of a cattel drive from Texas to Montana in 1885; it is considered the most accurate portrayal in a crowd of inferior western fiction. This is a Very Good (minus) copy of the First Edition. Olive brown decorative cloth binding. Gilt lettering on the spine. The front cover design is that of a cattle drive. Clean text; 387 pages. Six black and white illustrations, including a frontis, are by E. Boyd Smith; also a map of the 1882 trail. Bumped and rubbed at the margins; both hinges cracked but holding. Page 341 has come loose and is laid into place with old cello tape. Also laid-in to page 328 is a second copy of the Page 138 plate, ("Meeting the Indians"). While this seems a solid copy, it is a bit loose in feel. Size: 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall. First Edition.. Decorative Cloth. Very Good Minus/No Jacket. Illus. by E. Boyd Smith. First Edition. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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17 Adams, Gerry Cage Eleven
New York Sheridan Square Press 1993 1879823047 / 9781879823044 First American Edition. Hardcover Fine Near Fine Signed
New York: Sheridan Square Press, 1993. As the spokesman for Sinn Fein, Gerry Adams (b. 1948) has been the face of the Irish republican movement, and now is a "respectable" politician; this is his memoir of his imprisonment by the British in Long Kesh Internment Camp. This is a Fine copy of the First American Edition, rather scarce. Sage green cloth binding with gilt lettering on the spine. Clean text; 146 pages, with a Glossary of Irish slang and a publisher's advert at the rear . This copy has been SIGNED by Adams in the year of publication on the Title Page. The dustjacket is unclipped; interestingly, the original sage green colour has "faded" to a brighter green on the spine. In an archival plastic protector. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Signed by Author. First American Edition.. Hard Cover. Fine/Near Fine. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 150.00 USD
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18 Adams, Henry The Degradation of the Democratic Dogma
New York The Macmillan Company 1919 First Edition Hardcover Very Good Very Good 
New York: The Macmillan Company, 1919. The American historian Henry (Brooks) Adams (1838-1918), a presidential decendant, became a prominent "public intellectual." He was influenced by John Stuart Mill. The first trade edition of his autobiography, "The Education of Henry Adams" became a posthumous hit and has made it on to the Modern Library's 100 Best Nonfiction Books (as #1). This posthumous collection of essays has an introduction by his brother Brooks Adams. A Very Good copy of the First Edition, published one year after Henry's death. Dark blue cloth binding with gilt lettering on the spine. Clean text; xv, 317 pages, indexed. The top is dusty, the front hinge is cracked but holding well. There is mottling on the rear cover, else it would have a better condition rating. The scarce dustjacket is present. It is complete, but tattered and rubbed along the margins; chips to the head and foot of the spine. In an archival plastic protector.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good. 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 100.00 USD
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19 Adams, James Truslow Henry Adams
New York Albert & Charles Boni 1933 First Edition. Hardcover Near Fine No Jacket 
New York: Albert & Charles Boni, 1933. James Truslow Adams (1878-1949) was not related to the famous namesake political family he chronicled in two books. Although not an academic, he was well-regarded for his popular histories, and won a Pulitzer in 1929. A Near Fine copy of the First Edition. Dark brown cloth binding with gilt lettering on the spine. Clean and bright text. Evidence of sticker removal on FFEP. No dustjacket. Size: 64mo - up to 3" tall. First Edition.. Hard Cover. Near Fine/No Jacket. First Edition. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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20 Addison, Joseph The Miscellaneous Works, in Verse and Prose, Of the Right Honourable Joseph Addison, Esq; In Three Volumes. With Some Account of the Life and Writings of the Author, By Mr. Tickell
London W. Strahan, J.F. And C. Rivington, Et.al. 1777 Later Printing Hardcover Very Good (Minus) No Jacket 
London: W. Strahan, J.F. And C. Rivington, Et.al., 1777. First published by Tonson in 1726; this is a Very Good (Minus) copy of a later edition. Volume One only of the original three. Full leather calf binding, with gilt decorations on the spine. Clean text; xlvi, 285 pages; frontis portrait od Addison. Rubbed at the margins. Boards have split; the rear is holding, but the front is close to detached. Please note the condition issue. Quercus must offer this as a Binding Copy, in need of repair or restoration. The pages are very bright and clear. This would be a good candidate for a nice rebind.. Later Printing. Full-Leather. Very Good (Minus)/No Jacket. 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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