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141 Healy, T.M. The Great Fraud of Ulster
Dublin M.H. Gill & Son 1917 First Edition. Hardcover Very Good No Jacket 
Dublin: M.H. Gill & Son, 1917. An anti-partition screed by Timothy Michael Healy (1855-1931), an Irish nationalist supporter of Parnell who broke with him over the Kitty O'Shea scandal and became a fierce critic. His long and volatile political career included becoming the first Governor-General of the Irish Free State. This is a Very Good copy of the First Edition. Green cloth binding, blindstamped, with the spine lettering and the price (2/6) still a very bright, gilt. Clean text; 192 pages, indexed; with 5 pages of press notices in the front.Errata slip laid-in. Bumped, with a bit of mottling to the edges of the boards, but still respectable. This is an ex-libris copy with minimal intrusions: Quercus locates three stamps, evidence of a removed pocket on the rear paste-down, and a Presentation label on the front paste-down. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. First Edition.. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket. First Edition. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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142 Henneberry, Rev. F.S. (Editor) Short History of Ireland. Adapted from A Birds-eye View of Irish History By Sir Charles Gavan Duffy, for Supplementary Reading in Our Parish Schools. Revised By the Eminent Irish Scholar Rev. P. Dillon, D.D.
Chicago The Henneberry Company 1901 First Thus. Hardcover Very Good No Jacket 
Chicago: The Henneberry Company, 1901. A cute little educational tome, abridging Duffy's book from 1882, taking the history to 1895. Duffy (1816-1903) was a founder of "The Nation," and an important voice for Irish nationalism. This is a Very Good copy of the First Edition. Green cloth binding, ruled on the front, with gilt lettering and a few shamrocks thrown in. Clean text; 156 pages. Previous-owner bookplate on the front paste-down; penciled notation and previous-owner signature on the FFEP. Size: 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall. First Thus.. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket. First Edition. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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143 Henry, R.M. The Evolution of Sinn Fein
New York B.W. Huebsch 1920 First Edition. Hardcover Very Good No Jacket 
New York: B.W. Huebsch, 1920. Robert Mitchell Henry (1873-1950) although Belfast-born, was an ardent Irish nationalist; as an advocate of Home Rule he was critical of other approaches. This is a Very Good copy of the First American Edition, less common that that issued in Ireland by Talbot. Dark brown cloth covers with blindstamped device; paper label on spine. Mildly bumped at the corners and the fore-edge, with a faint crease on the front board. Clean text; 318 pages. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. First Edition.. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket. First Edition. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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144 Hobson, Bulmer (Editor) Saorstat Eireann. Irish Free State Official Handbook
Dublin The Talbot Press 1932 First Edition. Hardcover Near Fine No Jacket 
Dublin: The Talbot Press, 1932. The Official Handbook of the Irish Free State, a publication of the Irish government. (The Free State was established by the Anglo-Irish Treaty of 1921, replacing the Republic as proclaimed during the Easter Uprising of 1916. It gave Ireland status as a Dominion, which lasted until the establishment of modern Eire in 1937.) The anonymous editor was Bulmer Hobson, an important figure in Irish Republican history. This is a very handsome book, with brightly illustrated boards done in a Celtic design. Profusely illustrated by many prominent Irish artists; over thirty chapters on all aspects of the history, culture, government, geology, art, literature, etc of the country. 324 Pages plus 150 pages of adverts in the rear. A rear pocket contains the beautiful Ordinance Survey map of Ireland, which is rarely still present. This is the best copy Quercus has seen: everything bright and crisp, with only a tiny hint of wear to the tips, else Fine. This is a delightful book to read or just admire. In an archival plastic protector.. First Edition.. Decorative Cloth. Near Fine/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. First Edition. 
Price: 500.00 USD
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145 Hobson, Bulmer (Editor) Saorstat Eireann. Irish Free State Official Handbook
Dublin The Talbot Press 1932 First Edition Hardcover Very Good (Plus) No Jacket 
Dublin: The Talbot Press, 1932. The Official Handbook of the Irish Free State, a publication of the Irish government. (The Free State was established by the Anglo-Irish Treaty of 1921, replacing the Republic as proclaimed during the Easter Uprising of 1916. It gave Ireland status as a Dominion, which lasted until the establishment of modern Eire in 1937.) Although anonymous, the editor was Bulmer Hobson, an important figure in Irish Republican history. This is a very handsome book, with brightly illustrated boards done in a Celtic design. Profusely illustrated by many prominent Irish artists; over thirty chapters on all aspects of the history, culture, government, geology, art, literature, etc of the country. 324 Pages plus 150 pages of adverts in the rear. A rear pocket contains the beautiful Ordinance Survey map of Ireland, which is rarely still present. A Very Good (Plus) copy, with a bit of rub to the margins and a bit shaken in feel. But the colours remain brilliant; truly the best of "government work.". First Edition. Decorative Cloth. Very Good (Plus)/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. First Edition. 
Price: 350.00 USD
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146 Hogan, David The Four Glorious Years
Dublin Irish Press 1953 First Edition. Hardcover Very Good Plus No Jacket 
Dublin: Irish Press, 1953. Pseudonym of Frank B. Gallagher (1893-1962), an anti-Treaty Irish republican, a compatriot of Eamon de Valera; he wrote many articles and stories for periodicals; his works are uncommon. This is his narrative of the Irish War for Independence. This is a Very Good (Plus) copy of the First Edition. Blue cloth binding with gilt lettering on the spine. Clean text; 404 pages. Frontis portrait of Hogan. Light rubbing at the margins, a bit of fade to the spine lettering, but all perfectly readable. Lacking the dustwrapper; in an archival plastic protector. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. First Edition.. Hard Cover. Very Good Plus/No Jacket. First Edition. 
Price: 65.00 USD
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147 Holt, Edgar Protest in Arms. The Irish Troubles 1916-1923
New York Coward-McCann 1961 Revised. Hardcover Near Fine Very Good 
New York: Coward-McCann, 1961. Well-written account of the Irish war for independence. Photo illustrations. A nice copy; slight edgewear and a previous owner's chop to the half-title. DJ has some slight chipping to spine & small tears to bottom front panel. In a plastic cover. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Revised.. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Very Good. Dust jacket present. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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148 Hunt, Henry M. The Crime of the Century. Or, The Assassination of Dr. Patrick Henry Cronin. A Complete and Authentic History of the Greatest of Modern Conspiracies
Chicago H.L. & D.H. Kochersperger 1889 First Edition. Hardcover Near Fine No Jacket 
Chicago: H.L. & D.H. Kochersperger, 1889. One of the more fascinating murder conspiracies/trials of the late 19th Century. Dr. Cronin, a prominent member of the Celto-American Society in Chicago, suspected of being a political informer, was murdered by members of the Clan naGael (or at least they were convicted of the crime). From the Title Page: "Apart from its value as a history of a celebrated case, the story itself is of thrilling and fascinating interest." This is a Near Fine copy of the First Edition. Although no publisher is listed, bibliographers generally accept the Kocherspergers and the assumption is made that this title was published in Chicago. Rather uncommon in decent condition, this particular copy has been rebound in tan buckram with gilt titling on the spine. 576 pages. Many line drawing illustrations. Clean and fresh text - quite supple and readable, with just light tanning at the edges of the pages. Verso of the Title Page has contemporary previous-owner names and dates (1890). Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. First Edition.. Hard Cover. Near Fine/No Jacket. First Edition. 
Price: 95.00 USD
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149 Hyman, Louis The Jews of Ireland from Earliest Times to the Year 1910
Shannon Irish University Press 1972 0716520826 / 9780716520825 First Edition Hardcover Fine Near Fine 
Shannon: Irish University Press, 1972. An important historical study, and rather uncommon. This is a Fine copy of the Irish First Edition, by the Jewish Historical Society of England (t was published simultaneously in Jerusalem). Green paper-covered boards with gilt titling on the spine. Clean text; xix, 403 pages; with appendices and index. Bookplate on front paste-down.The dustwrapper is complete and unclipped. Some light edgewear, spine somewhat darkened, and erasure on front flap. In an archival plastic protector.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Fine/Near Fine. 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 100.00 USD
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150 Inglis, Brian Roger Casement
New York Harcourt Brace Jovanovich 1974 0151783276 / 9780151783274 First American Edition. Hardcover Near Fine Very Good Plus 
New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1974. An early humanitarian, "Casement three times achieved an international reputation, and the third time he died for it" (from the dustjacket) - sentenced to death by England for his Irish nationalist activities. He remains a fascinating historical figure, and is so treated here in a biography by a well-known Irish journalist and academic. This is a Near Fine copy of the First American Edition (stated). Green cloth binding with gilt lettering on the spine. Clean text; 448 pages, index and bibliography. Light sunfade around the margins, else a Fine copy. The dustjacket is unclipped, shows some edgewear and one small tear at the foot of the spine. In an archival plastic protector. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. First American Edition.. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Very Good Plus. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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151 Ingram, T. Dunbar A History of the Legislative Union of Great Britain and Ireland
London & New York Macmillan 1887 First Edition. Hardcover Very Good No Jacket 
London & New York: Macmillan, 1887. T (Thomas) Dunbar Ingram (1826-1901) authored several books on Irish history. This is a Very Good copy of the First Edition. Reddish-brown cloth binding; ruled in black on front cover, gilt lettering on spine. Clean Text; 231 pages. Mildly bumped. Basically an attractive and sound copy, but it feels a bit loose at the spine; rear gutter is starting to crack. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. First Edition.. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket. First Edition. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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152 Irish Government The Angler's Guide to the Irish Free State
Dublin Stationery Office 1930 Second Edition. Hardcover Near Fine No Jacket 
Dublin: Stationery Office, 1930. Compiled by the Department of Lands and Fisheries and published by the Ministry of Fisheries. Contains contemporary adverts, numerous fold-out maps and charts, this lovely little handbook is a period piece that may still be useful to the fisherman! Originally published in 1924 by the Free State. This is a Near Fine copy of the Second Edition. Clean and fresh text, with typical light foxing confined to the endpapers. Olive green cloth binding with black lettering. In an archival plastic protector. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Second Edition.. Hard Cover. Near Fine/No Jacket. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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153 Johnston, Charles Ireland Historic and Picturesque
Philadelphia Henry T. Coates & Co. 1902 First Edition Hardcover Near Fine Very Good 
Philadelphia: Henry T. Coates & Co., 1902. Charles Johnston (1867-1931) was a schoolmate of William Butler Yeats and George Russell ("A.E."). He became prominent as a Theosophist and Sanskrit scholar. His book on Ireland is part travelogue, part philosophical rumination. This is a Near Fine copy of the First Edition. Winston published the same title, but Coates holds the copyright. In a lovely Fine Binding: maroon cloth, highly decorated in gilt, with an Irish harp and armor helmet on the front cover. Clean text; viii, 393 pages, with a fold-out map in the rear. The dustjacket is heavy coated maroon stock with gilt lettering on the spine; rubs to the corners and margins of the spine.. First Edition. Decorative Cloth. Near Fine/Very Good. 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 150.00 USD
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154 Johnston. Charles Ireland. Historic and Picturesque
Philadelphia The John C. Winston Co. 1902 First Edition. Hardcover Near Fine Very Good 
Philadelphia: The John C. Winston Co., 1902. Charles Johnston (1867-1931) was a schoolmate of William Butler Yeats and George Russell ("A.E."). He became prominent as a Theosophist and Sanskrit scholar. His book on Ireland is part travelogue, part philosophical rumination. This is a Very Good (Plus) to Near Fine copy of what may be a reprint. Dated 1902 on the title page, but with a 1901 copyright date ascribed to Coates, who actually published their edition in 1902. Confusing ideed, but obviously both editions were out in the same year. At any rate, the Winston publication is scarce. Presented in an exceptionally beautiful Fine Binding. Dark blue cloth with fancy gilt blindstamping, featuring an armorial Irish harp motif, ruling, and shamrock decorations on the front cover; this is repeated on the spine. Clean text; 393 pages, indexed; with a fold-out map in the rear. There is some cello tape residue on the front paste-down, possibly indicating a bookplate position at one time. Tiny bump and a tiny crease on the front cover. The dustjacket is a dark blue stiff, canvas-like stock with gilt lettering on the spine. It shows some wear on the edges and a little bit of creasing. In an archival plastic protector. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. First Edition.. Decorative Cloth. Near Fine/Very Good. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 150.00 USD
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155 Jones, Francis P. History of the Sinn Fein Movement and the Irish Rebellion of 1916
New York P.J. Kenedy 1921 Third Edition. Hardcover Very Good Minus No Jacket 
New York: P.J. Kenedy, 1921. An important work on Irish history by a friend of Arthur Griffith. This is a Very Good (Minus) of the Third (Enlarged) Edition. Introduction by the Honourable John W. Goff. 449 pages, including an index. Dark green cloth binding with green lettering on the spine. The text is clean and supple, slightly tanning. There is a previous-owner signature on the front paste-down and the binding shows moderate wear. There is a 1" split at the top corner of the spine. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Third Edition.. Hard Cover. Very Good Minus/No Jacket. 
Price: 125.00 USD
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156 Jones, Francis P. History of the Sinn Fein Movement and the Irish Rebellion of 1916
New York P.J. Kenedy 1917 First Edition. Hardcover Very Good No Jacket 
New York: P.J. Kenedy, 1917. An uncommon title. Francis (Price) Jones (1890-1975) was a friend of Arthur Griffith serves as an important source. This is a Very Good copy of the First Edition, which is uncommon. Dark green cloth binding, stamped in the blind; gilt titles on the spine, still very bright. Clean text; 445 pages, indexed. Introduction by the Irish-American poilitician John W. Goff (1848-1924). The leaves stand a bit proud due to an unsophisticated repair: the original boards have been stiffened by the addition of some cardboard. No dustjacket. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. First Edition.. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket. First Edition. 
Price: 100.00 USD
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157 Joyce, P.W. A Concise History of Ireland from the Earliest Times to 1908
Dublin M.H. Gill & Son, Ltd. 1917 Reprint. Hardcover Very Good Plus No Jacket 
Dublin: M.H. Gill & Son, Ltd., 1917. The Irish historian Patrick Weston Joyce (1827-1914) is known for his research into the origin of irish place names; he also was a prominent educator, helping to organize the National School system in Ireland. This is an abridged version of one of his most popular works, here reprinted (the 23rd Edition) in a Fine Binding. Pebbled leather with smooth calf spine and tips. Five gilt bands, gilt lettering on the spine. The front cover bears the gilt seal of the famous Maynooth Seminary, with Saint Patrick offering a blessing. All edges are marbled. Clean text; 335 pages. Sound condition; the leather is rubbed here and there but remains an exceptionally attractive volume that is surprisingly uncommon. Size: 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall. Reprint.. Full-Leather. Very Good Plus/No Jacket. 
Price: 125.00 USD
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158 Joyce, P.W., L.L.D. A Concise History of Ireland. Illustrated
New York Longmans, Green & Co 1903 First American Edition. Hardcover Very Good Minus No Jacket 
New York: Longmans, Green & Co, 1903. The Irish historian Patrick Weston Joyce (1827-1914) is known for his research into the origin of irish place names; he also was an educator, helping to organize the National School system. This is a Good only copy of the First American Edition of one of his later, and very popular, works. Green cloth binding with gilt lettering on the spine and a blindstamped representation of Glendaloch. Spine has darkened, although the gilt lettering is still very bright. Rubbed at the margins. The text is clean, with the exception of penciled notes in the endpapers. Clean text otherwise, with many great illustrations; 508 pages. With hinges cracked, the volume is weak and could use some repair (attempted in the front with some cello tape). A Reading Copy only. Size: 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall. First American Edition.. Hard Cover. Very Good Minus/No Jacket. First Edition. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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159 Kelleher, D.L. The Glamour of Dublin
Dublin & London Talbot Press & T. Fisher Unwin 1920 Later Printing. Hardcover Very Good No Jacket 
Dublin & London: Talbot Press & T. Fisher Unwin, 1920. Daniel Lawrence Kelleher (1883-1958) was a poet and playwright, but probably best known for his gudebooks. This is a Very Good copy of a Later Printing of th "New Edition" of 1919, to which he had added six new chapters. Light green paper-covered boards with a tan linenspine. The front cover features a silhouette in black of the O'Connell Monument in Dublin. Clean text; 134 pages. Endpapers typically tanned but the textblock is of better quality and remains bright. Mildly bumped and with light soil, it remains an attractive copy. Quercus would venture that this cover is a better design than the later illustrated edition. No dustwrapper. Size: 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall. Later Printing.. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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160 Kiely, Benedict Counties of Contention. Atudy of the Origins and Implications of the Partition of Ireland
Cork Mercier Press 1945 Second Edition. Hardcover Very Good Very Good Minus 
Cork: Mercier Press, 1945. Benedict Kiely (1919-2007) was a broadcaster, newspaperman, and literary critic as well as a controversial novelist (three of his were banned). This is a Very Good copy of his first book, an attempt at even-handedness as it deals with some modern Irish history that remains today, despite some improvements in the atmosphere, a bone of contention. Tan paper-covered binding with black lettering on the cover and spine. Clean text; 195 pages, indexed. This second edition appeared five months after the initial issue. Mild bumping, with the tip of the bottom front cover creased as a result. Wartime paper stock is of lesser quality, and starting to tan. The dustwrapper, a rather striking design by Jerome Sullivan, is unclipped. There is edgewear, with some creasing and chipping at the margins. In an archival plastic protector. Size: 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall. Second Edition.. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good Minus. Dust jacket present. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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