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141 Savage, M.W., Esq. Reuben Medlicott; or, The Coming Man & The Bachelor of the Albany (2 Novels Bound as One)
New York D. Appleton & Harper & Brothers 1852 First Edition. Hardcover Very Good No Jacket 
New York: D. Appleton & Harper & Brothers, 1852. Here are two First Edition novels by the Irish author and editor Marmion W. Savage (1803-1872) bound together as one: "Reuben Medlicott" (1852), his fourth novel, and his best-known work, "The Bachelor of the Albany" (1848). Uncommon to scarce. A Very Good (Minus) copy. Green cloth binding, ruled, with gilt lettering on the spine. Clean text, but with occasional spotting old flood marks throughout. viii, 448 pages and xi, 223 pages. "Bachelor" is dedicated to Lady (Sidney) Morgan. Bumped, with rubbing to the margins. The green cloth has faded to an olive hue, but the gilt on the spine is still bright. Contemporary (1855) pencil signature on the FFEP. While this as basically a sound book, the mass of two long books bound together has put some strain on them where they meet. Although still attached, the joint is definitely on the tender side. Size: 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall. First Edition.. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket. First Edition. 
Price: 150.00 USD
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142 Sheridan, Richard Brinsley The Works of the Late Right Honourable Richard Brinsley Sheridan. In Two Volumes
London John Murray 1821 First Edition. Hardcover Very Good Plus No Jacket 
London: John Murray, 1821. Sheridan (1751-1816), an Irish poet, member of Parliament, and theatre-owner, is regarded as the greatest practicioner of the comedy of manners. At the the tender age of 26, he wrote the immortal "School for Scandal." These are Very Good Plus copies of the First Edition of his works, collected and introduced by the Irish poet Thomas Moore. Marbled paper-covered boards with leather spines (recovered, probably in the late 19th century). Clean texts; 398 pages and 408 pages. Very bright and supple texts, generally free of any foxing. With bumped corners, minor rubbing, and the occasional small chip, these remain solid copies, and quite a delight to read. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. First Edition.. Hard Cover. Very Good Plus/No Jacket. First Edition. 
Price: 225.00 USD
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143 Sheridan, Richard Brinsley The Works of the Right Honourable Richard Brinsley Sheridan, With a Memoir By James P. Browne, M.D. Containing Extracts from the Life of Thomas Moore (Two Volumes)
London Bickers and Son 1873 First Thus Hardcover Very Good No Jacket 
London: Bickers and Son, 1873. Here is a late Victorian edition of the works by the famed Irish satirist (1751-1816) that includes his most famous works, "The Rivals" and "The School for Scandal." Two volumes in green pebbled cloth with leather spines; gilt lettering on the spines. Clean texts, generally bright and fresh but with some scattered spotting.; xliii, 292 pages, and 316 pages; top edges are gilt. Corners are bumped; show a bit of rubbing and flaking on the spines. . First Thus. Cloth. Very Good/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7" - 9" Tall. First Edition. 
Price: 125.00 USD
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144 Stanford, W.B. Ireland and the Classical Tradition
Dublin & Totowa, New Jersey Allen Figgis and Rowman & Littlefield 1978 Later Printing. Hardcover Near Fine Very Good Plus Signed
Dublin & Totowa, New Jersey: Allen Figgis and Rowman & Littlefield, 1978. An important work by Wiliam Bedell Stanford (1910-1984), classical scholar, Irish senator, and Chancellor of Trinity College Dublin. A Near Fine copy of the Second Printing. Green cloth binding with gilt lettering on the spine. Some tiny "dings" on the rear panel, else Fine. This copy has been SIGNED and INSCRIBED by the author on the FFEP. The dustwrapper is unclipped. A bit of edgewear and some small closed tears. In an archival plastic protector. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Inscribed By Author. Later Printing.. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Very Good Plus. Dust jacket present. 
Price: 65.00 USD
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145 Swift, Jonathan A Tale of A Tub, Written for the Universal Improvement of Mankind.To Which is Added, An Account of a Battle Between the Ancient and Modern Books in St. James's Library. With the Author's Apology and Explanatory Notes, By W. Wotton, B.D. And Others
Londopn Thomas Tegg 1811 First Thus. Hardcover Near Fine No Jacket John Thurston 
Londopn: Thomas Tegg, 1811. The "Tale of a Tub," a satire on religion, was the first major prose work of the Good Dean of St. Patrick's. This is a Near Fine copy of the first illustrated edition, with seven engraved plates by John Thurston (1774-1822), here presented in a fine leather binding by Morrell. A lovely little book, a pleasure to hold. Smooth calf with gilt blindstamping on the covers; red labels on the spine, all decorations gilt. Very minor rubbing to the corners; a split is securely held by the new endpapers. Clean text; 322 pages, with one page of "Treatises wrote by the same Author' to be "speedily published." The text is bright and fresh, with no foxing. All page edges are gilt. Size: 16mo - over 5" - 6" tall. First Thus.. Full-Leather. Near Fine/No Jacket. Illus. by John Thurston. First Edition. 
Price: 175.00 USD
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146 Swift, Jonathan Letters Written By Jonathan Swift, D.D. Dean of St. Patrick's, Dublin, and Several of His Friends. From the Year 1703 to 1740. Published from the Originals; with Notes Explanatory and Historical, By John Hawkesworth, LL.D. (Two Volumes)
London T. Davies, R. Davis, L. Davis and C. Reymers, and J. Dodsley 1767 Fifth Edition. Hardcover Very Good Plus No Jacket 
London: T. Davies, R. Davis, L. Davis and C. Reymers, and J. Dodsley, 1767. These are Very Good Plus copies of the Fifth Edition of the Good Dean's Letters. Here are two volumes only (Volume Two: 324 pages, and Volume Three: 312 pages) of the full set. Clean text, very supple, bright and readable due to the laid paper. Full leather period binding: polished calf with five raised bands on the spine. The spine is rubbed and dry; the gilt has faded but is still there. Both volumes have splits but are holding nicely. Present are three bookplates that trace ownership of these books, starting with Thomas Hawkins (1729-1772), chaplain at Magdalen College, Oxford. Size: 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall. Fifth Edition.. Full-Leather. Very Good Plus/No Jacket. 
Price: 400.00 USD
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147 Swift, Jonathan Miscellanies. By Dr. Swift
London T. Woodward, C. Davis, C. Bathurst, W. Bowyer 1751 Fifth Edition. Hardcover Very Good No Jacket 
London: T. Woodward, C. Davis, C. Bathurst, W. Bowyer, 1751. Essays by the great Anglo-Irish satirist (1667-1745) and Dean of Saint Patrick's.This is a Very Good copy of Volume 8 only of the Fifth Edition of Swift's Works. Full-leather binding with four raised bands. Rubbed and showing some age, but very sound.The "8" and other gilt stampings are still bright, but the Title panel has been rubbed a bit too much to read. Still, a better copy than is usually seen. The text is clean, bright, and supple' 375 pages. The Contents are: "The Publick Spirit of the Whigs," "The Conduct of the Allies," "Remarks on the Barrier Treaty," "Preface to .the History of the Reformation," "Proposals.Preventing the Growth of Popery," "Drapier's Letter I-II-III," and "Presentment of the Grand Jury." A solid copy. Size: 16mo - over 5" - 6" tall. Fifth Edition.. Full-Leather. Very Good/No Jacket. 
Price: 200.00 USD
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148 Swift, Jonathan Miscellanies. By Dr. Swift. The Tenth Volume
London T. Woodward, C. Davis, C. Bathurst, W. Bowyer 1751 Fifth Edition. Hardcover Very Good No Jacket 
London: T. Woodward, C. Davis, C. Bathurst, W. Bowyer, 1751. Poems by the great Anglo-Irish satirist (1667-1745). This is a Very Good copy of Volume Ten (only) of the Fifth Edition. A lovely, tiny book, in a format much in fashion during the 18th Century. Full leather binding with four raised bands; gilt decorations on the spine with a red and gilt label. Armorial bookplate dated 1757 on the front pastedown. Clean, bright, readable text; 265 pages. The front gutter has split but is holding nicely. Size: 48mo - over 3" - 4" tall. Fifth Edition.. Full-Leather. Very Good/No Jacket. 
Price: 150.00 USD
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149 Swift, Jonathan The Woirks of Jonathan Swift, D.D: D.S.P.D. With Notes Historical and Critical By J. Hawkesworth, L.L.D. And Others
Dublin J. Williams 1774 First Thus. Hardcover Very Good (Plus) No Jacket 
Dublin: J. Williams, 1774. This is a Very Good (Plus) copy of an early Irish edition, including two of the Dean's most famous essays - "The Tale of a Tub" and "Battle of the Books." Volume One only of a set. Smooth calf binding; gilt decorations on the spine. Clean text; cxxxi, 314 pages; nice illustrated Title Page. The binding is worn at the margins and has several chips. The text, however, is remarkably clear and fresh. Quercus suggests this as a good candidate for a nice rebind. . First Thus.. Full-Leather. Very Good (Plus)/No Jacket. 16mo - over 5" - 6" tall. First Edition. 
Price: 150.00 USD
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150 Swift, Jonathan The Works of Dr. Jonathan Swift, Dean of St.Patrick's, Dublin (Volume XIII)
London W. Bowyer, L. Davis & C. Reymers, and J. Dodsley 1766 First Thus. Hardcover Very Good Plus No Jacket 
London: W. Bowyer, L. Davis & C. Reymers, and J. Dodsley, 1766. Jonathan Swift (1667-1745), the greatest of satirists, in his capacity as a clergyman also wrote great sermons. This is Volume XIII only of a set that Quercus believes to be that edited by John Hawksworth, although no credit appears on the Title Page. Here collected are ten of the dozen surviving Sermons, including "On False Witness," "On Sleeping in Church," and "The Causes of the Wretched Conditions in Ireland." Desirable for its content, this volume can easily stand alone. A Very Good Plus copy, particularly nice internally, the laid paper still supple and clear, quite readable. 286 pages, with some staining to the endpapers. Polished calf binding, with raised bands, rubbed a bit, and with a tiny loss at head and foot of the spine. The gilt "13" is still apparent. Minor cracking that is holding nicely. Rare both institutionally and in the Trade, a sweet book. Size: 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall. First Thus.. Full-Leather. Very Good Plus/No Jacket. First Edition. 
Price: 200.00 USD
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151 Swift, Jonathan The Works of Jonathan Swift, Dean of St. Patrick's, Dublin. Vol VII. Consisting of Miscellanies in Verse. By Dr. Swift, Dr. Arbuthnot, Mr. Pope, and Mr. Gay
London C. Bathurst 1751 First Thus. Hardcover Very Good No Jacket 
London: C. Bathurst, 1751. Here is a cute little 18th century book by the Dean and some of his (almost) literary equals.This is Volume Seven only of Seven. Quercus has been unable to locate this edition within the usual institutional sources and must conclude that this is a SCARCE book. Full calf binding with four raised bands on the spine; labels are black and red, all filled with gilt. Clean text; 259 pages. The covers are scuffed and chipped, and the front has split. It is hoding, but only just. Please note the condition issue. Quercus offers this book as a Binding Copy, in need of repair or restoration. Size: 16mo - over 5" - 6" tall. First Thus.. Full-Leather. Very Good/No Jacket. 16mo - over 5" - 6" tall. First Edition. 
Price: 125.00 USD
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152 Swift, Jonathan The Works of Jonathan Swift. D.D:D.S:P>D> With Notes Historical and Critical By J. Hawkesworth. L.L.D. (Volume VIII Only)
Dublin J. Williams 1767 Later Printing Hardcover Very Good (Plus) No Jacket 
Dublin: J. Williams, 1767. Here is a very nice early edition of Swift, Volume Eight only of a set. Although cerrtainly appropriate, it is rather uncommon to see the Irish publishers. Smooth calf binding; five raised bands on the spine; panels in red and black with gilt lettering. Clean text; 355 pages. Unfoxed, very fresh and easily readable. The Title Page has a nice engraving of the good Dean of St. Patrick's. Mostly free of the extensive rubbing that affects most 18th-Century books. Corners bumped; with a small chip on the rear panel. A very attractive book.. Later Printing. Full-Leather. Very Good (Plus)/No Jacket. 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall. 
Price: 150.00 USD
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153 Swift, Jonathan The Works of the Rev. Jonathan Swift, D.D. Dean of St. Patrick's , Dublin. Arranged By Thomas Sheridan, A.M. With Noyes, Historical and Critical (Volume VIII only)
London J. Johnson (and 23 Others) 1803 Later Printing Paperback Very Good No Jacket 
London: J. Johnson (and 23 Others), 1803. This is a Very Good copy of "A New Edition, in Twenty-Four Volumes; Corrected and Revised by John Nichols, F.S.A. Edinburgh and Perth." The Irish actor Thomas Sheridan (1719-88) was the godson of Swift; his son would gain fame as one of the great playwrights of the day. This is Volume VIII only of the set of twenty-four, consisting of Swift's letters and some miscellaneous publications.. Original gray paper-covered boards with paper labels on the spine. Clean text; 322 pages. Bumped, and with some light soiling; page ends are browned. Unusual to find in publisher's paper boards; leather binding was more popular at the time.. Later Printing. Soft Cover. Very Good/No Jacket. 16mo - over 5" - 6" tall. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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154 Swift, Jonathan The Works of the Rev. Jonathan Swift, D.D. Dean of St. Patrick's , Dublin. Arranged By Thomas Sheridan, A.M. With Noyes, Historical and Critical (Volume XVI only)
London J. Johnson (and 25 Others) 1803 Later Printing Paperback Very Good (Plus) No Jacket 
London: J. Johnson (and 25 Others), 1803. This is a Very Good (Plus) copy of "A New Edition, in Twenty-Four Volumes; Corrected and Revised by John Nichols, F.S.A. Edinburgh and Perth." The Irish actor Thomas Sheridan (1719-88) was the godson of Swift; his son would gain fame as one of the great playwrights of the day. This is Volume XI only of the set of twenty-four, consisting of Swift's letters. Original gray paper-covered boards with paper labels on the spine. Clean text; 299 pages, some unopened. Bumped, and with some light soiling. Unusual to find in publisher's paper boards; leather binding was more popular at the time.. Later Printing. Soft Cover. Very Good (Plus)/No Jacket. 16mo - over 5" - 6" tall. 
Price: 125.00 USD
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155 Swift, Jonathan The Works of the Rev. Jonathan Swift, D.D. Dean of St. Patrick's , Dublin. Arranged By Thomas Sheridan, A.M. With Noyes, Historical and Critical (Volume XVII only)
London J.Johnson (and 25 Others) 1803 Later Printing Paperback Very Good No Jacket 
London: J.Johnson (and 25 Others), 1803. This is a Very Good (Minus) copy of "A New Edition, in Twenty-Four Volumes; Corrected and Revised by John Nichols, F.S.A. Edinburgh and Perth." The Irish actor Thomas Sheridan (1719-88) was the godson of Swift; his son would gain fame as one of the great playwrights of the day. This is Volume XII only of the twenty-four. Contains twelve of Swift's essays, including his assessment of the characters of Aristotle and Herodotus. Original gray paper-covered boards with paper labels. Clean text; 324 pages. Faint contemporary signature on the front paste-down. Covers are heavily rubbed and chipped. However, it is unusual to find these early volumes out of a leather binding; understandably, they do not survive easily.. Later Printing. Soft Cover. Very Good/No Jacket. 16mo - over 5" - 6" tall. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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156 Swift, Jonathan The Works of the Rev. Jonathan Swift, D.D. Dean of St. Patrick's, Dublin. Arranged By Thomas Sheridan, A.M. With Notes, Historical and Critical. (Volume XI Only)
London J.Johnson (and 25 Others) 1803 Later Printing Paperback Very Good (Minus) No Jacket 
London: J.Johnson (and 25 Others), 1803. This is a Very Good (Minus) copy of "A New Edition, in Twenty-Four Volumes; Corrected and Revised by John Nichols, F.S.A. Edinb. and Perth." The Irish actor Thomas Sheridan (1719-88) was the godson of Swift; his son would gain fame as one of the great playwrights of the day. This is Volume XI only of the twenty-four. Original gray paper-covered boards with paper labels. Clean text; xii, 366 pages; includes the music for "A Cantata" at the end. Faint contemporary signature on the front paste-down; one endpaper has been removed. While the text is excellent, bright and unfoxed, the covers are heavily rubbed and chipped. However, it is unusual to find these early volumes out of a leather binding; understandably, they do not survive easily.. Later Printing. Soft Cover. Very Good (Minus)/No Jacket. 16mo - over 5" - 6" tall. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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157 Swift, Jonathan Volume XIV. Containing Letters To and From Dr. Jonathan Swift, Dean of St. Patrick's, Dublin, From The Year 1703, to 1743. With Notes Explanatory and Historical
Dublin George Faulkner 1767 First Edition. Hardcover Very Good Minus No Jacket 
Dublin: George Faulkner, 1767. This is a Very Good (Minus) copy of the First Edition Thus, "correcting" Hawkesworth's London edition and including a note from the publisher explaining that Swift had offered it to him 30 years previously but the time had been politically unwise for publication. This is Volume XIV only of a set and appears to be quite scarce. (Most seen are from Faulkner's earlier edition and Quercus believes the only copy is at Trinity College Dublin). Very Good (Minus) condition. Smooth calf binding, ruled on the spine; red spine label and "14" - gilt present but rubbed. There are chips to both the head and foot of the spine. 304 pages; the text is clean and readable but is rather well-foxed Size: 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall. First Edition.. Full-Leather. Very Good Minus/No Jacket. First Edition. 
Price: 200.00 USD
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158 Swift, Jonathan Works. Containing a Collection of Tracts, Relating to Ireland; Among Which are, The Drapier's Letters to the People of Ireland: Against Receiving Wood's Half-Pence: Also, Two Original Drapier's LETTERS
Dublin George Faulkner 1738 First Thus. Hardcover Very Good (Plus) No Jacket 
Dublin: George Faulkner, 1738. This is a Very Good (Plus) copy of the First Irish Edition of the Good Dean's works. Volume Four only of an early set. Full leather binding with five raised bands on the spine; red label with gilt lettering. Clean text; 316 pages. Nice illustration opposite the Title Page, and smaller illustrations throughout. The tracts state both year written and year published. The binding is rather mottled and chipped, and the spine label is rubbed. But the textblock is really in excellent condition, very bright and supple. Quercus suggests that this would be an excellent candidate for a nice rebind.. First Thus.. Full-Leather. Very Good (Plus)/No Jacket. 16mo - over 5" - 6" tall. First Edition. 
Price: 200.00 USD
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159 Swift, Jonathan and Others Miscellanies. The Sixth Volume
London C. Davis & C. Bathurst 1745 Later Printing. Hardcover Very Good No Jacket 
London: C. Davis & C. Bathurst, 1745. Essays by the great Anglo-Irish satirist (1667-1745) and Dean of Saint Patrick's, in an edition published during his lifetime. One volume only. The multivolume set also contained works by Pope, Arbuthnot, and Gay; this contains only Swift. Full calf leather binding, ruled in gilt; fancy gilt and five raised bands on the spine. Clean text, very bright; 316 pages; marbled endpapers. Contemporary signature on the Title Page (Frances Shepheard, 1747). Chipping to the foot of the spine. The binding has split, and the front cover has separated (it is present). This is an attractive book, but please note the condition issue. Quercus must offer this as a Binding Copy, in need of repair or restoration. Size: 16mo - over 5" - 6" tall. Later Printing.. Full-Leather. Very Good/No Jacket. 
Price: 125.00 USD
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160 Sydney, Lady Morgan (Owenson) Passages From My Autobiography
New York D. Appleton and Company 1859 First American Edition. Hardcover Very Good No Jacket 
New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1859. Sydney, Lady Morgan (1781-1859) an extremely popular novelist whose work was greatly admired by many of the literary lights of the day. She was an ardent Irish nationalist, and her scenes of Irish life are well-drawn and sympathetic. Probably her best work is "The Wild Irish Girl" (1806). This is a Very Good copy of the First American Edition. Brown publisher's cloth binding, ruled and embossed; gilt lettering on the spine. Clean text; 382 pages, with two pages of publisher's adverts in the rear. Bumped corners, with just a touch of fray; foxed throughout, but a sound copy. An uncommon title, and surprisingly so considering her fame. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. First American Edition.. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket. First Edition. 
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