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121 Moore Thomas Odes of Anacreon, Translated Into English Verse, With Notes
Philadelphia Hugh Maxwell 1804 First American Edition. Hardcover Very Good No Jacket 
Philadelphia: Hugh Maxwell, 1804. This is the first book published by Thomas Moore (1779-1852), his translation of the Greek lyric poet; four decades later Moore would be one of the most popular lyric poet of his time, with the publication of "Moore's Melodies." This is a Very Good copy of the First American Edition (preceded by editions in London and Dublin). Rather scarce. Red leather binding with gilt stampings. Marbled endpapers. Clean text; 301 pages, with an "advertisement" by Moore on the manuscript he used. There is an index of first lines. Engraved portrait of Moore opposite Anacreon on the Title Page. Contemporary (1810) notations by a previous owner. Corners are bumped and there is mild rubbing at the edges of the spine, but the covers remain bright and impressive. Spotted throughout, but still quite readable. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. First American Edition.. Full-Leather. Very Good/No Jacket. First Edition. 
Price: 250.00 USD
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122 Moore Thomas The Epicurean, A Tale. With Vignette Illustrations By J.M.W. Turner, Esq. R.A. And Alciphron, A Poem
London John Macrone 1839 First Edition Very Good No Jacket J.M.W. Turner 
London: John Macrone, 1839. This tale by the Irish musician and poet Thomas Moore (1779-1852) deals with the quest for immortality. It is paired with a poem about the Greek sophist, perhaps an answer to that of Berkeley (?). This a Very Good copy of the First Edition. Red thin leather binding, decoratively blindstamped on front and rear covers. Gilt decorations on the spine with various dancing figures (one human and several cats; also snakes and a human caught in a vortex, all quite intriguing); also titled in gilt and noted at the lower as "Turner's Illustrated Edition." Clean text; xi, 238 pages, and 67 pages. The vignette illustrations are by the eccentric romantic painter Joseph Mallord William Turner (1775-1851), who is now regarded as something of a modernist. Contemporary (1852) inscription on the FFEP, and a second signature with a bit of Greek, which signature is repeated on the reverse of the frontis illustration. (The rear endpapers have faint pencil notes/signatures that seem related.) Light occasional foxing (typically more prominent at the illustrations) but generally a nice bright text. Bumped corners. Faulted by chipping at head and foot of the spine, but the nicely bright spine decorations allow it to remain an attractive book.. First Edition. Very Good/No Jacket. Illus. by J.M.W. Turner. 16mo - over 5" - 6" tall. First Edition. 
Price: 100.00 USD
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123 Moore Thomas The Poetical Works of Thomas Moore. Complete in One Volume
New York P.F. Collier 1870 First Thus. Hardcover Near Fine No Jacket 
New York: P.F. Collier, 1870. Thomas Moore (1779-1852) was often refered to as "Ireland's National Poet;" he was one of the most popular writers of the mid-19th Century. This is a beautifully-produced compendium, the "coffee-table" book of its day and intended for the Irish diaspora in America. Large, heavy octavo. Highly decorative Victorian binding, here in a variant reddish-brown cloth (most often seen in an Irish green, of course). All the various Irish designs are filled with gilt. Clean text; 639 pages, indexed. All edges are gilt. There is no publication date, but Quercus ventures that stylistically it would be around 1860-80 (although Quercus has seen a similar edition by a British publisher that was from 1856). Due to their weight, these large Victorian volumes are often seen with split hinges, but this one is solid. Minor rubbing and bumping at the margins, else a Fine copy. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. First Thus.. Decorative Cloth. Near Fine/No Jacket. First Edition. 
Price: 175.00 USD
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124 Moore, Thomas Irish Melodies, By Thomas Moore, Esq. With an Appendix, Containing the Original Advertisements, and the Prefatory Letter on Music
London J. Power and Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown 1822 Third Edition. Hardcover Very Good Plus No Jacket 
London: J. Power and Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown, 1822. Here is a Very Good (Plus) copy of one of the most popular works of the 19th century. Thomas Moore (1779-1852) was often refered to as "Ireland's National Poet," and his works were reprinted numerous times. Full leather binding, dark green, ruled and decorated on the covers with an Irish harp in gilt; the spine has six raised bands; the title and "London 1822" are filled with gilt (as is another tiny harp as part of the scheme). All page ends are gilt. Clean text; 251 pages, with lovely illustrations throughout. Extremely bright and supple textblock, easily read and enjoyed today. The rear paste-down has a gift inscription from 1824; there are two previous-owned signatures on the front endpapers, one dated 1827. On the front paste-down there is a tipped-in piece of paper, perhaps the only discordant note here. The corners are bumped, but they originally were oval so the bumping seems immaterial. Truly a lovely little book, and uncommon to find in such a nice state. Size: 16mo - over 5" - 6" tall. Third Edition.. Full-Leather. Very Good Plus/No Jacket. 
Price: 200.00 USD
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125 Moore, Thomas Irish Melodies, By Thomas Moore, Esq., With an Appendix, Containing the Original Advertisements, and the Prefatory Letter on Music
London J.Power & Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown 1823 Fourth Edition Hardcover Fine No Jacket W.H. Brooke 
London: J.Power & Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown, 1823. One of the most popular works of the 19th century. Thomas Moore (1779-1852) was often refered to as "Ireland's National Poet," and his works were set to music and reprinted numerous times by many different publishers. This is a Fine copy of the Fourth Edition, beautifully rebound in smooth calf. Decorative stamping on the front cover in gilt;spine has seven rules and titling in gilt. New marbled endpapers. Clean text; xii, 239 pages. Beautiful engravings from designs by W.H. Brooke. A sweet little book.. Fourth Edition. Full-Leather. Fine/No Jacket. Illus. by W.H. Brooke. 16mo - over 5" - 6" tall. 
Price: 200.00 USD
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126 Moore, Thomas Lalla Rookh. An Oriental Romance
New York Thomas Y. Crowell & Co 1888 Reprint. Hardcover Near Fine No Jacket 
New York: Thomas Y. Crowell & Co, 1888. Thomas Moore (1779-1852), Irish poet , musician, and essayist, was one of the most popular artistic figures of the Nineteenth Century. This is a nice late Victorian edition. Brown decorative cloth binding, stamped in black and gilt; with gilt edges. Clean text; 290 pages, indexed; very bright and clear. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Reprint.. Decorative Cloth. Near Fine/No Jacket. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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127 Moore, Thomas Moore's Irish Melodies With Symphonies and Accompaniments By Various Eminent Authors. Characteristic Words By Thomas Moore
Boston, London, NY, Chicago, Philadelphia Oliver Ditson Company 1893 First Thus Hardcover Near Fine No Jacket 
Boston, London, NY, Chicago, Philadelphia: Oliver Ditson Company, 1893. For the musician, here is an attractive large-format compilation of Thomas Moore's music. Moore (1779-1852) has been frequently called "Ireland's National Poet." Quercus makes no such claim, due to the large number of great poets produced by that country; however, Moore certainly can claim remarkable popularity throughout the 19th Century. No household was complete without his music. Ditson first published this in 1852, in what became a sinecure. This is a Very Good (Plus) to Near Fine copy of the First Edition Thus ("Revised and Enlarged"). Green decorative cloth binding; stamped on the front cover in black and gilt (Irish harp motif, of course). Clean text; ix, 189 pages; indexed. All page edges are gilt. Very bright and fresh, uncommon in this condition (minor defects: rubbed a bit at the spine ends; corners bumped). No dustjacket.. First Thus. Decorative Cloth. Near Fine/No Jacket. 4to - over 9" - 12" tall. First Edition. 
Price: 125.00 USD
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128 Moore, Thomas The Poetical Works of Thomas Moore. A New Edition, From the Last London Edition. Complete in One Volume
Boston Philips, Sampson, and Company 1856 First American Edition. Hardcover Near Fine No Jacket 
Boston: Philips, Sampson, and Company, 1856. An extremely attractive one-volume edition of the works of the famed Irish poet and balladeer (1779-1852). This is a Near Fine copy of the First Edition Thus, the American reprint of "the Last London Edition" (which Quercus presumes to be the Longman's version of 1854). Tooled leather binding with raised bands on the spine, stamped in the blind on the covers. Marbled endpapers and gilded edges, "elegantly illustrated." Clean and freesh text; 776 pages. Minor rubbing at the tips. Moving contemporary gift inscription (dated 1857) in a beautiful Victorian hand. Due to his immense popularity, Moore's works are readilly available, but this particular edition is scarce; only six institutional holdings among the multitude. No dustjacket. This is a large, heavy octavo (close to four pounds in weight); shipping will be at cost. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. First American Edition.. Full-Leather. Near Fine/No Jacket. First Edition. 
Price: 200.00 USD
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129 Moore, Thomas The Poetical Works of Thomas Moore. Reprinted from the Early Editions with Explanatory Notes, Etc.
New York & Boston Thomas Y. Crowell & Co 1884 First Thus. Hardcover Near Fine No Jacket 
New York & Boston: Thomas Y. Crowell & Co, 1884. Thomas Moore (1779-1852), Irish poet and musician, one of the most popular artistic figures of the Nineteenth Century. This is the "Imperial Edition" of Moore's works - a Near Fine copy of the First Edition Thus. Dark green cloth binding decorated in gilt. The text is still bright and fresh. Quite a lovely volume, highly decorative. No dust wrapper; in an archival plastic protector. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. First Thus.. Hard Cover. Near Fine/No Jacket. First Edition. 
Price: 100.00 USD
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130 Moore, Thomas The Works of Thomas Moore, Esq. Complete, in Two Volumes
Philadelphia Washington Press 1827 First Edition Hardcover Near Fine No Jacket 
Philadelphia: Washington Press, 1827. Here is a beautiful set of the great Irish poet/musician's complete works; held at major research universities in both the US & UK, but very scarce on the market. Contemporary Fine Binding: leather spine and tips over marbled paper-covered boards; spine decorated with fancy gilt and black labels. Mixed state: "Lalla Rookh" in Volume I is designated the Third Edition. Clean text; 539 pages and 587 pages, with Notes and a two-page poem: "The Slave. Written at the Time of the Duke of York's Death." Volume One contains "Lalla Rookh," Moore's extremely popular Oriental romance; there is a contemporary signature on the first page; the signature in Volume II is on "Anacreon." All edges marbled. The text is exceptionally bright and soft, a pleasure to read. There is some rubbing at the margins, but that does not detract from their impressive beauty.. First Edition. Half-Leather. Near Fine/No Jacket. 16mo - over 5" - 6" tall. First Edition. 
Price: 250.00 USD
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131 Moore, Thomas (Under Pseudonym of Thomas Brown) The Fudges in England; Being a Sequel to the "Fudge Family in Paris."
Philadelphia Carey, Lea, & Blanchard 1835 First American Edition. Hardcover Very Good Minus No Jacket 
Philadelphia: Carey, Lea, & Blanchard, 1835. Published under the pseudonym "Thomas Brown," this is the work of Thomas Moore (1779-1852), who is sometimes known as the "national poet" of Ireland. Also a musician, his melodies were wildly popular in the 19th Century, and he also wrote a history of Ireland. His first book on the Fudges came out in 1818, and was very popular. This sequel, a satirical verse novel, was less successful, and copies are VERY SCARCE. This is a Very Good (minus) copy of the First American Edition. Cloth binding, originally purple but faded to tan on the spine and edges. Paper label on the spine, a bit scuffed but perfectly readable. Clean text; 178 pages, very minimally foxed. There is a previous-owner signature on the front paste-down and a second one (dated 1902) on the FFEP which has been covered with a pasted paper label. The book, while complete, is in delicate condition. The front gutter has cracked, and while everything is holding together, it should receive some strengthening. Quercus therefore offers this as a Binding Copy, in need of restoration or repair. Size: 16mo - over 5" - 6" tall. First American Edition.. Cloth. Very Good Minus/No Jacket. First Edition. 
Price: 150.00 USD
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132 Moore. Thomas The Poetical Works of Thomas Moore. Complete in One Volume. Illustrated
New York P.F. Collier 1870 First Thus. Hardcover Near Fine No Jacket 
New York: P.F. Collier, 1870. Thomas Moore, often refered to as "Ireland's National Poet," was one of the most popular writers of the mid-19th Century. This is a beautifully-produced compendium, the "coffee-table" book of its day. Large, heavy octavo in a green decorative binding with the various Irish designs filled with gilt. Clean text; 639 pages, indexed. All edges are gilt. Tipped-in at the rear is a four-page pamphlet of the publisher's current offerings. There is no publication date, but Quercus ventures that stylistically it would be around 1860-80 (although Quercus has seen a similar edition by a British publisher that was from 1856). Due to their weight, these large Victorian volumes are often seen with split hinges, but this one is solid. There is minor rubbing at the margins, else a Fine copy Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. First Thus.. Decorative Cloth. Near Fine/No Jacket. First Edition. 
Price: 175.00 USD
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133 Morgan, Lady (Sidney Owenson) The Book of the Boudoir. By Lady Morgan. In Two Volumes
Paris A. And W. Galignani 1829 First Edition. Hardcover Near Fine No Jacket 
Paris: A. And W. Galignani, 1829. Dublin-born, and not wealthy, Lady Sidney Owenson Morgan (1776 to 1781-1859) was one of the most interesting literary figures of her time, both wildly popular ("The Wild Irish Girl," 1806) and well-criticized. She had her revenge; her critics sometimes became rather nasty characters in her novels. Cagey about her exact age, contemporary portraits reveal her to be a great beauty of the day. She was perhaps a social climber; if so, she was rather good at it. This is a Near Fine copy of the First Edition. A scarce book; most copies seen are two separate volumes. Although published in Paris, the book is in written in English; her "To the Reader" makes clear that the book is intended as light reading such as might be found in a lady's boudoir, and was published through her publisher's entreaty. Perhaps he knew his market! Clean text; 268 pages. Extremely bright and clear; Quercus believes the paper has been conserved, probably at the time it was rebound in an ochre color with gilt lettering. Size: 16mo - over 5" - 6" tall. First Edition.. Hard Cover. Near Fine/No Jacket. First Edition. 
Price: 350.00 USD
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134 Morgan, Sir T. Charles and Lady Morgan The Book Without a Name
Paris Baudry's European Library 1841 First Edition Hardcover Very Good (Plus) No Jacket 
Paris: Baudry's European Library, 1841. Dublin-born, and not wealthy, Lady Sidney Owenson Morgan (1776 to 1781-1859) was one of the most interesting literary figures of her time, both wildly popular ("The Wild Irish Girl," 1806) and well-criticized. She had her revenge; her critics sometimes became rather nasty characters in her novels. Cagey about her exact age, contemporary portraits reveal her to be a great beauty of the day. She was perhaps a social climber; if so, she was rather good at it. Here is one of her later works, part of Baudry's "Collection of Ancient and Modern British Authors." Rare. This is a Very Good (Plus) copy of the First Edition. (Although in English, it was published in Paris, as many of Morgan's works were.) Marbled paper-covered boards, with leather tips and spine; gilt titling and decorations on the spine: "Baudry's Collection. 312. Lady Morgan. Book Without A Name." Clean text; vi, 375 pages. Stamp from previous-owner on the FFEP. Some light spotting throughout, but the text is very bright and supple. There is a vertical crease to the front cover, probably through dropping at some point; . First Edition. Half-Leather. Very Good (Plus)/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. First Edition. 
Price: 250.00 USD
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135 Morton, David The Renaissance of Irish Poetry 1880-1930
New York Ives Washburn 1929 First Edition. Hardcover Very Good No Jacket Signed
New York: Ives Washburn, 1929. David Morton (1886-1957) an American poet and academic associated with Amherst, here traces the development of the Irish Literary Revival. Quite an uncommon title.This is a Very Good copy of the First Edition and has been SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR (1929) on the half-title page. Green cloth binding with gilt and black lettering. The spine has tanned to brown and the top edge of the front panel is lightened with the sun. Two or three light spots on the front panel. 256 pages; clean and fresh text. The rear gutter is starting but holding well; some minor reinforcement is needed. No dustjacket; in an archival plastic protector. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Signed by Author. First Edition.. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket. First Edition. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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136 Murray, Patrick Joseph The Life of John Banim, the Irish Novelist with Extracts from His Correspondence, General and Literary
New York D. & J. Sadlier & Co. 1869 First Edition Hardcover Very Good (Minus) No Jacket 
New York: D. & J. Sadlier & Co., 1869. A biography of the Irish novelist bound with one of his works. This is a Very Good (Minus) copy of the First Edition. Despite the popularity of the Banims, their works are uncommon today, as is this biography. Green cloth binding, ruled, with a Celtic design on the front cover; gilt titling, with shamrocks, on the spine. Frontis portrait of Banim. 355 pages, with three Appendices. Bound with the biography is Banim's poem, "The Celt's Paradise." Also from 1869; vi, 90 pages, with Notes. Unfortunately, this is an ex-libris copy, with all the onerous treatments that one expects. Else that, this is a very sound and attractice copy of this scarce book.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good (Minus)/No Jacket. 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall. First Edition. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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137 Oliver, Grace A. A Study of Maria Edgeworth. With Notices of Her Father and Friends
Boston A. Williams and Company 1882 First Edition. Hardcover Very Good No Jacket 
Boston: A. Williams and Company, 1882. Biographical and critical study of the popular Irish writer, a scarce title.This is a Very Good copy of the First Edition. Yellow cloth binding with gilt lettering, Clean text; 567 pages, indexed. Moderate soiling, rubbing at the head and foot of the spine; small gouge on the rear panel; corners bumped but not frayed. The text is bright and very readable. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. First Edition.. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket. First Edition. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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138 Parnell, Thomas Poems By Thomas Parnell: Selected By Lennox Robinson
Shannon Irish University Press 1971 Rep[rint. Hardcover Very Good Plus No Jacket 
Shannon: Irish University Press, 1971. Originally published by Elizabeth Yeats in an edition of 200 copies at the Cuala Press in 1927. From a beautiful series of reprints by the Irish University press. This is a Very Good (Plus) copy. Gray paper-covered boards with a yellow linen spine. Clean text; 31 pages. There is, unfortunately, evidence of sticker-removal on the FFEP, and it has offset to the reverse. This in no way affects the rest of the book, however; still lovely. Size: 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall. Rep[rint.. Hard Cover. Very Good Plus/No Jacket. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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139 Parnell, Thomas The Poetical Works of Thomas Parnell
London Bell and Daldy 1870 First Thus. Hardcover Very Good No Jacket 
London: Bell and Daldy, 1870. The Anglo-Irish clergyman Thomas Parnell (1679-1718) was also friend to Pope and Swift (he possibly helped Pope with his Greek). This is a Very Good copy of the First Edition Thus. Part of the "Aldine Poets," the most complete survey of English poetry in the 19th century. Green decorative cloth binding, stamped, and filled with black and gilt. Clean text; 185 pages. Uncommon. There is no publication date, but Bell formed his partnership with Daldy in 1856; the binding style suggests no later than 1870. No copies in Worldcat or Copac (which dates other titles as 1866 or 1870). There are faint previous-owner signatures on the front paste-down and the half-title. Mildly bumped, and rubbed to a bit of a fray at the head and foot of the spine. A cute little book. Size: 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall. First Thus.. Decorative Cloth. Very Good/No Jacket. First Edition. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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140 Protter, Eric and Nancy (Editors) Celtic Folk and Fairy Tales
New York Duell, Sloan & Pearce 1966 First Edition. Hardcover Fine Very Good Plus Charles Keeping 
New York: Duell, Sloan & Pearce, 1966. A very nice collection of tales (not just Irish), with great illustrations. This is a Fine copy of the First Edition (stated First Printing). Illustrated by Charles Keeping; introduction by H.E.F. Donohue. Gray paper-covered boards with a green cloth spine, gilt lettering. Clean and fresh text; 209 pages. The dustjacket is unclipped; shows a bit of rubbing and minor edgewear. In an archival plastic protector. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. First Edition.. Hard Cover. Fine/Very Good Plus. Illus. by Charles Keeping. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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