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101 Dunn, Joseph and P.J. Lennox (Editors) The Glories of Ireland
Washington, D.C. Phoenix Limited 1914 First Edition. Hardcover Near Fine No Jacket 
Washington, D.C.: Phoenix Limited, 1914. A book of essays with the intention of instilling Irish pride; certainly nationalist in tone, including one by Sir Roger Casement. This is a Near Fine copy of the First Edition. Green decorative cloth binding; gilt lettering. Fresh and clean text; minor bumping to the corners, else Fine. Bookplate of the Bishop of Providence. No dustjacket. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. First Edition.. Hard Cover. Near Fine/No Jacket. First Edition. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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102 Eason and Son The Rebellion in Dublin, April, 1916
Dublin & Belfast Eason and Son, Ltd. 1917 First Edition. Paperback Very Good Plus No Jacket Signed
Dublin & Belfast: Eason and Son, Ltd., 1917. The Easter Week 1916 uprising (mainly in Dublin) was largely unsuccessful, but the rapid execution of its leaders by the British in "Field Courts-Martial" gained sympathy, leading to insurrection, civil war, and ultimate freedom. However, the anonymous author refers to it as "the Black Week." Here is what could almost be called a souveneir booklet of the events, published by the Irish publishers Eason & Son. Exceptionally rare. This is a Very Good (Plus) to Near Fine copy of the First Edition. Brown stiff paper binding, with a drawing of Dublin's General Post Office on the front cover. 7-3/8" by 9-5/8". Clean text; 37 pages, sewn. Tipped-in are 17 photographs of the executed leaders, the resulting destruction from the warfare, and an order signed by James Connolly, executed commander of the Irish Citizen Army. The photographs are identified on their face and have the look of a postal-card; Quercus speculates that they might have been issued as such (on heavier stock) at some time. In remarkably good condition, with only occasional spotting here and there, and some waviness of the stock (falling well short of creasing). Size: 4to - over 9" - 12" tall. First Edition.. Soft Cover. Very Good Plus/No Jacket. First Edition. 
Price: 350.00 USD
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103 Eddy, Daniel C. The Percy Family. A Visit to Ireland
Boston & New York Andrew F. Graves & Sheldon and Company 1859 First American Edition. Hardcover Very Good No Jacket 
Boston & New York: Andrew F. Graves & Sheldon and Company, 1859. Daniel (Clarke) Eddy (1823-1896) was a Baptist minister who was noted for several hymns that he wrote. This is a Very Good copy of the First American Edition, part of a series of travel books he wrote for young people. Not common. Red cloth binding, heavily blindstamped on the front cover; gilt filling on the spine. Clean text; 255 pages. Illustrated with twelve steel engravings. Mildly bumped, rubbed at the spine margins, edges a bit dusty, spine slightly faded. There is a small contemporary bookseller's label on the FFEP. Not pristine, but a solid copy. Size: 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall. First American Edition.. Decorative Cloth. Very Good/No Jacket. First Edition. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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104 Elizabeth, Charlotte Letters from Ireland
New York John S. Taylor 1843 First American Edition. Hardcover Very Good No Jacket 
New York: John S. Taylor, 1843. Charlotte Elizabeth (married name Tonna, 1790-1846) was a prolific author of tracts for Protestant religious societies; she also wrote about women's rights, and here her observations on the state of Ireland and her people. First published in in London in 1838; this is a Very Good copy of the First American Edition from five years later. Uncommon. Brown cloth binding, decoatively stamped and ruled on both covers; gilt titling and decorations on the spine. Clean text; viii, 351 pages. Mild bumps; rubbing to head and foot of the spine. Two previous-owner signatures on the FFEP; on the second, some faint notations in pencil. There are some floodmarks and scattered spotting throughout, but text remains clear and readable today. . First American Edition.. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket. 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall. First Edition. 
Price: 125.00 USD
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105 Elizabeth, Charlotte Letters from Ireland
New York John S. Taylor 1843 First American Edition. Hardcover Very Good (Minus) No Jacket 
New York: John S. Taylor, 1843. Charlotte Elizabeth (married name Tonna, 1790-1846) was a prolific author of tracts for Protestant religious societies. Hostile toward the Roman Catholic Church, she also wrote about women's rights, and here, her observations on the state of Ireland and her people. First published in in London in 1838; this is a Very Good (Minus) copy of the First American Edition, from five years later. Uncommon. Brown cloth binding, decoatively stamped and ruled on both covers; gilt titling and decorations on the spine. Clean text; viii, 351 pages. Vintage bookseller label covers a signature on the FFEP; contemporary signature on the Title Page. This copy, while basically sound, has some issues: a few scribbles in pencil on the front paste-down, tear to the first page of the Preface, and quite a bit of spotting throughout. Bumped, and chips to the head and foot of the spine. However, the gilt decorative titling on the spine is still nicely bright.. First American Edition.. Hard Cover. Very Good (Minus)/No Jacket. 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall. First Edition. 
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106 Ervine, Saint John Parnell
London The Queensway Press 1928 Later Printing. Hardcover Good No Jacket 
London: The Queensway Press, 1928. This is a Poor condition copy of Saint John Greer Ervine's biography of the great, tragic Irish politician. This edition is not dated and is not in OCLC. The First Edition was published in 1925, but an Author's Note here indicates it to be post-1927. Therefore, Quercus arbitrarily assigns it a publication date of 1928 and it can be considered Scarce. 318 pages (indexed). Good Minus only condition; gutters are split front and back and starting to separate and there are some stains on the green cloth covers. Please note the condition issues; Quercus offers this as a Binding Copy, in need of repair or conservation. No dustwrapper. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Later Printing.. Hard Cover. Good/No Jacket. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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107 Ervine, Saint John Sir Edward Carson and the Ulster Movement
New York Dodd, Mead & Company 1916 Later Printing. Hardcover Near Fine No Jacket 
New York: Dodd, Mead & Company, 1916. Ervine (1883-1971) for a short time managed the Abbey Theatre and became a successful playwright and biographer. Although he was a friend of Irish nationalists, his sympathies were toward Home Rule, and he eventually supported the Unionist position. He was awarded the Tait Prize in 1956. This is a Near Fine copy of a Later Printing of the First Edition (1915). Blue cloth binding, blindstamped and filled with gilt on the spine. Clean text; 125 pages. Just a hint of rub to the margins, and the blue is a bit darker on the spine. Rather uncommon. Size: 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall. Later Printing.. Hard Cover. Near Fine/No Jacket. 
Price: 100.00 USD
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108 Figgis, Darrell Recollections of the Irish War
New York Doubleday Doran 1928 First American Edition. Hardcover Near Fine No Jacket 
New York: Doubleday Doran, 1928. Figgis (1882-1925), an accomplished Irish literary figure and ardent nationalist, had a rather chaotic personal and financial life, leading to his eventual suicide. Whatever the opinion, he remains a major figure in modern Irish history. This is a Near Fine copy of the First American Edition of his memoir of the revolution and civil war, published posthumously. A scarce title, particularly when in decent condition. No date, but issued one year after the UK Edition of 1927; in an odd bit of literary vandalism, not seen before by Quercus, the copyright page has been removed. Other than that, this gorgeous book is complete and would be graded Fine. Bright green cloth binding with gilt lettering. Clean text; 309 pages of high-quality laid paper, deckled at the fore-edge. No dustjacket. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. First American Edition.. Hard Cover. Near Fine/No Jacket. First Edition. 
Price: 225.00 USD
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109 Fitz-Patrick, W. J. The Life, Times, and Correspondence of the Right Rev. Dr. Doyle, Bishop of Kildare and Leighlin (2 volumes)
London & Dublin James Duffy & Sons & M.H. Gill & Son 1880 First Thus. Hardcover Near Fine No Jacket 
London & Dublin: James Duffy & Sons & M.H. Gill & Son, 1880. The Irish historian William John Fitz-Patrick (1830-1895) is perhaps best known for "The Sham Squire," his study of Francis Higgins, a rather shady Dublin character who may have informed upon Lord Edward Fitzgerald. His subject here is altogether more pleasant: James Warren Doyle, Bishop of Kildare & Leighlin (1786-1834), a beloved proponent of Catholic Emancipation in Ireland. These are Near Fine copies of the 1880 edition (First Edition Thus), with new material added since the original publications in 1861 and 1869 (per COPAC). An uncommon title, held in UK libraries, but not in LOC. The books have been rebound in bright red cloth with gilt lettering on the spine. Clean texts; 528 pages and 564 pages, indexed; with additional 12 pages of "Critical Opinions" of the First Edition. (It was well-received.) At one time these were library copies; they are stamped on the title page and the front paste-down. This, however, is the only treatment evident. Sound and attractive copies of an historically important work. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. First Thus.. Hard Cover. Near Fine/No Jacket. First Edition. 
Price: 150.00 USD
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110 Fitz-Patrick, William J. "The Sham Squire," and The Informers of 1798; with Jottings About Ireland a Century Ago
Dublin M. H. Gill & Son 1895 First Thus. Hardcover Near Fine No Jacket 
Dublin: M. H. Gill & Son, 1895. William John Fitz-Patrick, an Irish historian (1830-1895) wrote this rather famous book about Francis Higgins (1746-1802), a rather villanous Dubliner who may have informed on the United Irishmen. This is a Near Fine copy of the "New Edition," a First Edition Thus; the Third Edition came out in 1866. Noting the publication date, this edition was issued too late to benefit Mr. Fitz-Patrick with any profit. Green cloth binding with gilt lettering on the spine. Clean text, bright and fresh; 377 pages; edges deckled. Lacking a dustwrapper. A lovely copy Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. First Thus.. Hard Cover. Near Fine/No Jacket. First Edition. 
Price: 150.00 USD
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111 Fitz-Patrick, William J. "The Sham Squire;" and The Informers of 1798. With a View of Their Contemporaries. To Which Are Added, in the Form of an Appendix, Jottings About Ireland Seventy Years Ago
Dublin, London & New York W.B. Kelly; Simpkin, Marshall & Co.; J.W. Bouton 1866 Third Edition. Hardcover Very Good Minus No Jacket 
Dublin, London & New York: W.B. Kelly; Simpkin, Marshall & Co.; J.W. Bouton, 1866. William John Fitz-Patrick (1830-1895), Irish historian, writes here about Francis Higgins (1746-1802), a rather shady Dublin character. Strongly anti-United Irishmen, he may have informed on Lord Edward Fitzgerald (1763-1798). This is a Very Good copy of the Third Edition, "Completely Re-Cast, with New Matter, Valuable Documents hitherto Unpublished, and Illustrations from Contemporary Prints." Green cloth binding, very bright, with gilt lettering and a caricature of the squire on the front panel. Clean text; 329 pages, with a Supplemental Note and 2 pages of publisher's adverts. Approximately one-half of the text is actually an interesting "Appendix." The first 4 pages, which are further publisher's adverts, have been removed, and the Frontis is present but detached. The corners are bumped and the gutters have split but are holding. Contemporary bookplate on the front paste-down. Rather uncommon in the early editions. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Third Edition.. Hard Cover. Very Good Minus/No Jacket. 
Price: 100.00 USD
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112 Fitzgerald, Benedict Ireland and the Making of England
New York & London Funk & Wagnalls Company 1921 Later Printing. Hardcover Fine Very Good Plus 
New York & London: Funk & Wagnalls Company, 1921. Benedict Fitzgerald (b. 1881) wrote several histories on America, focusing on New York; according to the publisher "This book sheds a strange new light on the historic relations between Ireland and England." Hardly controversial, it treats the debt owed to Ireland in keeping western civilization extant after the fall of the Roman Empire. Despite having been reprinted several times (this is the Fourth), this is an uncommon book. This is a Fine copy of the Fourth Edition. Green cloth binding, ruled on the covers, with gilt lettering and a Celtic cross on the spine. Clean text; 363 pages, indexed. Previous-owner signature (1933) on the FFEP. The dustjacket is present (this is the only copy Quercus has seen in jacket) and is Very Good (Plus), with a tiny bit of edgewear and a 1/2" closed tear on the lower front cover. In an archival plastic protector. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Later Printing.. Decorative Cloth. Fine/Very Good Plus. Dust jacket present. 
Price: 150.00 USD
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113 Fitzgerald, Redmond Cry Blood Cry Erin. The Fight for the Irish Republic
New York Clarkson N. Potter 1966 First American Edition. Hardcover Fine Very Good 
New York: Clarkson N. Potter, 1966. A large-format volume that serves well as an introduction to the Easter Uprising of 1916 in Dublin. This is a Fine copy of the First American Edition. Green cloth binding with Irish design stamped in blind and gilt on the front board. Clean text ina large, very readable font; 176 pages; numerous photo illustrations. The dustjacket is complete and unclipped, but shows some edgewear, with minor chips and creases; in a plastic protector. Size: 4to - over 9" - 12" tall. First American Edition.. Hard Cover. Fine/Very Good. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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114 Fitzgerald, Thomas W.H. Ireland and Her People. A Library of Irish Biography Together with a Popular History of Ancient and Modern Erin to Which is Added an Appendix of Copious Notes and Useful Tables (2 Volumes)
Chicago Fitzgerald Book Company 1909 Second Edition. Hardcover Very Good No Jacket 
Chicago: Fitzgerald Book Company, 1909. This is a lovely set of Irish books (and the Title actually goes on for a bit longer!). Self-published, and intended for the Irish diaspora market in America, this title is actually rather scarce.Two volumes, in Very Good condition. Bright geen pebbled cloth bindings with gilt lettering on the spines. Large octavo in size; 430 pages, each volume (total weight is about 5.5 pounds). Quercus would grade these copies much higher (Fine or Near Fine) save two condition issues: volume 2 has a split to the front gutter, but is holding otherwise; and volume 2 needs to have the spine reglued. Please note the condition issues; Quercus must offer these books as Binding Copies, in need of some restoration or repair. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Second Edition.. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket. 
Price: 150.00 USD
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115 Fitzgibbon, Constantine The Life and Times of Eamon De Valera
New York Macmillan 1973 First Edition. Hardcover Near Fine Fine 
New York: Macmillan, 1973. A beautiful "coffee table" biography by a fine writer. This is a Fine copy of the First Edition (stated First Printing). Blue cloth binding with gilt lettering. One slight corner bump, else Fine. In an archival plastic protector. Size: 4to - over 9" - 12" tall. First Edition.. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Fine. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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116 Fitzgibbon, Gerald, Esq. Ireland in 1868, The Battle-Field for English Party Strife; It's Grievances, Real and Factitious; Remedies, Abortive or Mischievous
London & Dublin Longmans, Green, Reader, and Dyer & McGlashan and Gill 1868 First Edition. Hardcover Very Good No Jacket 
London & Dublin: Longmans, Green, Reader, and Dyer & McGlashan and Gill, 1868. Gerald Fitzgibbon (1793-1882) was self-educated to the extent that he graduated from Trinity College Dublin; he went on to have a distinguished career as a jurist. This is a Very Good copy of his major work, which deals "with the educational, agrarian, religious, and other questions of the hour." An uncommon title, and a primary source; his other works are scarce in the Trade. Blue cloth binding, darker on the spine, with gilt lettering. Clean text; 302 pages. Tiny label from a Dublin bookseller on the front paste-down. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. First Edition.. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket. First Edition. 
Price: 150.00 USD
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117 Fitzpatrick, Benedict Ireland and the Foundations of Europe
New York & London Funk & Wagnalls Company 1927 First Edition Hardcover Fine Very Good 
New York & London: Funk & Wagnalls Company, 1927. James Benedict Ossory Fitzpatrick (1881-1964) was an Anglo-Irish historian resident in America who expounded interesting theories regarding the Celtic gifts to the world (not to say he was incorrect). His other book on Ireland was "Ireland and the Making of Britain" (1921). An uncommon book, particularly in Jacket. This is a Fine copy of the First Edition. Bright green cloth binding. Ruled on the front cover; gilt titling and decoration on the spine. Clean text; 451 pages; indexed; with fold-out map. There is a previous-owner signature (1933) on the FFEP. The scarce dustjacket is Very Good or a bit better. Unclipped, it shows some light chipping at the margins of the spine, which has darkened. In an archival plastic protector.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Fine/Very Good. 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 150.00 USD
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118 Fitzpatrick, Benedict Ireland and the Making of Britain
New York & Oxford Funk & Wagnalls Company 1921 Fourth Edition. Hardcover Near Fine No Jacket 
New York & Oxford: Funk & Wagnalls Company, 1921. A beautifully-produced volume exploring the influence Ireland had on the development of its ultimate conqueror. This is a Near Fine copy of the Fourth Edition. Green cloth binding with embossed front panel; bright gilt lettering and a Celtic cross on the spine. Fresh and clean text. Armorial bookplate on FFEP. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Fourth Edition.. Hard Cover. Near Fine/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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119 Fox, R.M. The History of the Irish Citizen Army
Dublin James Duffy & Co., Limited 1945 Later Printing. Hardcover Very Good Plus Very Good Minus 
Dublin: James Duffy & Co., Limited, 1945. Richard Michael Fox (1891-1969) was a jounalist and historian, well-known as sympathetic to the political left; he was imprisoned during World War One for refusing conscription. His history of the socialist James Connelly's Irish Citizen Army was originally published in 1944. This is a Very Good (Plus) copy of a Later Printing (the 4th). Green paper-covered boards with a darker green pebbled cloth spine; gilt lettering on the front cover and spine. Clean text; 241 pages. Mercifully free of the foxing that seems endemic to books of this period from the British Isles. There is the Official List of ICA personnel during Easter Week 1916, the War of Independence, and the Civil War, including women and "boys." Light sun around the margins, with a crease on the rear cover. The dustwrapper retains its vivid colour, but has several rather large chips; light soil, otherwise. In an archival plastic protector. Size: 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall. Later Printing.. Hard Cover. Very Good Plus/Very Good Minus. Dust jacket present. 
Price: 125.00 USD
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120 Froude, James Anthony The English in Ireland in the Eighteenth Century (Two Volumes)
New York Charles Scribner's Sons 1881 First American Edition. Hardcover Very Good Plus No Jacket Signed
New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1881. J.A. Froude (1818-1894), a rather polemical historian who is generally regarded as an apologist for British Imperialism; certainly, he was unsympathetic to the Irish. His historical work stands in stark contrast to that of Hartpole Lecky, who was among his critics. These are Very Good Plus copies of the First American Edition, which is less common than the First Edition published by Longman's in 1872. Smooth green cloth binding with gilt lettering on the spine. Two volumes; 634 pages and 520 pages. There is a bit of marginalia, but it seems to be confined to a few pages in Volume One. A previous owner has signed an endpaper in Volume One and dated his purchase (1906). Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. First American Edition.. Hard Cover. Very Good Plus/No Jacket. First Edition. 
Price: 100.00 USD
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