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141 Duff, Charles James Joyce and the Plain Reader. An Essay
London Dennis Harmsworth 1932 First Edition. Hardcover Very Good Very Good Minus 
London: Dennis Harmsworth, 1932. An early book of Joyce criticism; Charles Duff (1894-1966) notably resigned from his career at the Foreign Office due to its support for Spanish fascism (yes, Wikipedia).This is a Very Good copy of the First Edition. Includes a Prefatory Letter by Herbert Read. Green cloth binding with gilt spine lettering. Showing a bit of rub at the margins; mildly bumped; spine has faded, though the lettering is still clear. 75 pages (with Appendix). Clean text, with some pages unopened. Previous-owner period signature to the front paste-down. The dustwrapper, illustrated with a sketch of Joyce, is Very Good (Minus). It is complete but has been price-clipped. There is a stain affecting Mr. Joyce's right ear, a chip to the front panel in the lower corner, and chips at the head and foot of the spine, which has darkened (still quite readable). In an archival plastic protector. Size: 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall. First Edition.. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good Minus. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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142 Dunsany, Lord (Edward Plunkett) Alexander and Three Small Plays
New York & London G.P. Putnam's Sons 1926 First Edition Hardcover Very Good (Minus) No Jacket 
New York & London: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1926. The Anglo-Irish writer, Edward Plunkett ,18th Baron of Dunsany, was a prolific author who is noted for his works of fantasy. This is a Very Good (Minus) copy of the First Edition. Contains "Alexander," "The Old King's Tale," "The Evil Kettle," and "The Amusements of Khan Kharuda. Light red paper-covered boards with a maroon cloth spine; titled in black on the front cover. Clean text; v, 199 pages. The FFEP has been removed and the rear free endpaper has a tear. Bumped and rubbed around the margins. A solid-enough copy, but no beauty.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good (Minus)/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. First Edition. 
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143 Dunsany, Lord (Edward Plunkett) If. A Play in Four Acts
New York & London G.P. Putnam's Sons 1922 Second Printing Hardcover Very Good No Jacket 
New York & London: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1922. The Anglo-Irish writer, Edward Plunkett ,18th Baron of Dunsany, was a prolific author who is noted for his works of fantasy. This is a Very Good copy of the Second Printing (August 1922) of the First Edition. Decorative paper-covered boards in orange, yellow, and black; maroon cloth spine with a full-length paper label. Clean text; 185 pages. Rubbed and slightly darkened at the margins; the spine label has a 1/2" chip at the foot.. Second Printing. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. 
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144 Dunsany, Lord (Edward Plunkett) Plays of Gods and Men
Boston John W. Luce & Company 1917 First American Edition. Hardcover Very Good No Jacket 
Boston: John W. Luce & Company, 1917. A collection of four plays by the Anglo-Irish fantasy author Edward Plunkett (1878-1957), 18th Baron Dunsany. Part of the Irish Literary Revival, this prolific writer is an influence on such later great writers as Lovecraft, Kornbluth, Howard, and Tolkein. This is a Very Good (Minus) copy of the First American Edition. Tan paper-covered boards with a black cloth spine; titling and decorations in gilt. Within are "The Tents of the Arabs," "The Laughter of the Gods," "The Queen's Enemies," and "A Night at an Inn." Clean text; 207 pages. Charming bookplate on the front paste-down and a contemporary (1917) gift inscription on the FFEP. Very slight external wear, but the front gutter has cracked. No dustjacket; in an archival plastic protector.. First American Edition.. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. First Edition. 
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145 Dunsany, Lord (Edward Plunkett) Seven Modern Comedies
New York & London G.P. Putnam's Sons 1929 First American Edition. Hardcover Very Good (Plus) No Jacket 
New York & London: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1929. This is a Very Good (Plus) copy of the First American Edition (stated); there was a limited edition issued in England in the prior year. Light pink paper-covered boards with a black cloth spine; titling on the front cover in black. The spine features a full-length paper label with black titling. Clean text; v, 204 pages. The plays included are "Atalanta in Wimbleton," "The Raffle," "The Journey of the Soul," "In Holy Russia," "His Sainted Grandmother," "The Hopeless Passion of Mr. Bunyon," and "The Jest of Hahalaba." Mildly rubbed around the margins; the spine label has a bit of minor edgewear and a small stain. No dustjacket. A solid copy.. First American Edition.. Hard Cover. Very Good (Plus)/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. First Edition. 
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146 Edgeworth, Maria Harry and Lucy
Boston, Philadelphia, & Trenton Samuel H. Parker; Munroe & Francis; E.Littell 1825 First American Edition. Hardcover Very Good Plus No Jacket 
Boston, Philadelphia, & Trenton: Samuel H. Parker; Munroe & Francis; E.Littell, 1825. This is a Very Good (Plus) copy of the First American Edition of the Irish writer's "Works," issued in thirteen volumes; this is Volume Thirteen only. Rather uncommon, especially in octavo format. Marbled paper-covered boards with leather tips and spine; black label, rules and lettering in gilt. Clean text; 454 pages. Very bright, clear, and supple. Little or no foxing; half-inch long split to top corner of spine. Typical rubbing and scuffing to the leather, but still attractive. An early-19th century copy that remains readable and can be enjoyed today. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. First American Edition.. Half-Leather. Very Good Plus/No Jacket. First Edition. 
Price: 150.00 USD
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147 Eglinton, John A Memoir of AE
London Macmillan & Company, Ltd. 1937 First Edition. Hardcover Near Fine No Jacket 
London: Macmillan & Company, Ltd., 1937. This is a Near Fine copy of the authorized biography of George William Russell ("A.E."), Irish poet, critic, and nationalist. First Edition, published two years after Russell's death. Marbled paper-covered boards; linen spine with gilt lettering. Clean text; 291 pages, with two pages of publisher's adverts in the rear. Laid-in is a contemporary magazine clipping that explains Russell's pseudonym. Lacking the dustwrapper. Size: 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall. First Edition.. Hard Cover. Near Fine/No Jacket. First Edition. 
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148 Ellmann, Richard The Identity of Yeats
London Macmillan & Co Ltd 1954 First UK Edition. Hardcover Fine Near Fine 
London: Macmillan & Co Ltd, 1954. The second book by one of the most acclaimed American literary critics of the 20th Century. Ellman (1918-1987)) wrote one of the finest biographical studies of James Joyce and was a winner of the National Book Award and the James Tait Black Prize.This is a Near Fine copy of the First English Edition. Maroon cloth binding, with gilt lettering on the spine. Clean text; 343 pages, Notes and Index. Hints of a bump to top corners, else a Fine copy. The dustwrapper is unclipped; darkened on the spine and with very minor edgewear along the top, else Fine. In an archival plastic protector. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. First UK Edition.. Hard Cover. Fine/Near Fine. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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149 Fallon, Gabriel Sean O'Casey, the Man I Knew
Boston & Toronto Little, Brown 1965 First American Edition. Hardcover Near Fine Near Fine 
Boston & Toronto: Little, Brown, 1965. Gabriel Fallon was the Director of Dublin's famed Abbey Theatre and a personal friend of O'Casey, both important figures in the history of twentieth-century theatre. This copy in Near Fine condition. DJ is price-clipped, but only shows the slightest of edge-wear. In plastic protector. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. First American Edition.. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Near Fine. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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150 Figgis, Darrell A.E. (George W. Russell). A Study of a Man and a Nation
New York Dodd, Mead & Co 1916 First American Edition. Hardcover Near Fine No Jacket 
New York: Dodd, Mead & Co, 1916. Literary biography of an important Irish literary figure by another one! This is a Near Fine copy of the First American Edition, rather scarce, particularly in collectible condition. Published in the same year in the UK. Blue cloth binding, decoratively blindstamped, with gilt lettering on the spine. 159 pages. Minimal shelf-rub. Some foxing to the fore-edge, else Fine. No dustjacket; in an archival plastic protector. Size: 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall. First American Edition.. Hard Cover. Near Fine/No Jacket. First Edition. 
Price: 100.00 USD
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151 Figgis, Darrell A.E. (George W. Russell). A Study of a Man and a Nation
Dublin & London Maunsel & Co., Limited 1916 First Edition Hardcover Near Fine No Jacket 
Dublin & London: Maunsel & Co., Limited, 1916. A literary biography of one of the most influential figures of the Irish Literary Renaissanc; the same might be said of the author. This is a Near Fine copy of the first UK Edition (Ireland was still a colony of England at this time); it was published in America by Dodd, Mead in the same year. Dark blur cloth binding. Stamped on the front cover with "A.E>" and the Maunsel logo and "Irishmen of To-Day." Clean text; 159 pages; very fresh, just some spotting to the page-edges. Lightly rubbed. A very solid copy.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine/No Jacket. 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall. First Edition. 
Price: 100.00 USD
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152 Figgis, Darrell Children of Earth
Dublin & London Maunsel & Co 1918 First Edition. Hardcover Very Good No Jacket 
Dublin & London: Maunsel & Co, 1918. Darrell Figgis (1882-1925) mixed his literary career with a bit of gun-running and Irish nationalist politics. Controversial due to his personal and financial life, he committed suicide, leaving many interesting books unwritten. This is a Very Good copy of the First Edition of his historical novel. Olive green cloth binding with gilt lettering on the spine (still bright). Text is very clean and fresh; 303 pages.Mild bumping and edgewear, bit of mottling. Rear boards indicate some moisture in the past , which has caused a bit of splay. These defects sound worse than they display. A decent-enough copy of a scarce title by an historically important Irish author. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. First Edition.. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket. First Edition. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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153 Finneran, Richard J. (Editor) Yeats Annual No. I
Atlantic Highlands Humanities Press 1982 First Edition Hardcover Fine No Jacket 
Atlantic Highlands: Humanities Press, 1982. The first issue of this forum established for citicism and scholarship regarding the great irish poet William Butler yeats. This is a Fine copy. Tan cloth binding with gilt titling on the spine and front cover. Clean text; xiii, 259 pages. No dustjacket.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Fine/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. First Edition. 
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154 Flanagan, Thomas The Year of the French
New York Holt, Rinehart & Winston 1979 Hardcover Near Fine Very Good Plus 
New York: Holt, Rinehart & Winston, 1979. The Irish-American author's first novel and winner of the National Book Award for 1979. A clean copy of this grand novel. DJ has been clipped, shows light shelf-rubbing & soil, crease on the front flap.In an archival plastic protector. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Very Good Plus. Dust jacket present. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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155 Fowler, Helen The Blazing Straw
New York Macmillan 1962 First American Edition. Hardcover Fine Very Good 
New York: Macmillan, 1962. "A novel of insurrection and intrigue in modern Dublin." Fowler (b. 1910) is a native Australian and writes from a spiritual perspective. A Fine copy of the First American Edition, a scarce title. Gray cloth binding with red lettering. The dustjacket is bright and unclipped, but with some creasing and closed tears. Very Good. In an archival plastic protector. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. First American Edition.. Hard Cover. Fine/Very Good. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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156 Freeman, John A Portrait of George Moore in a Study of His Work
New York D. Appleton 1922 First American Edition. Hardcover Very Good No Jacket 
New York: D. Appleton, 1922. A critical study of the great Irish realist writer. Written with the book collector in mind, it is valuable for the inclusion of a descriptive bibliography and notes on the values of Moore's works at the time. This is a Very Good copy of the First American Edition. Green ribbed cloth binding with gilt lettering. The spine has darkened but is still readable. Frontis portrait of Moore with facsimile signature. 283 pages; clean but rather well-foxed throughout. Deckled fore-edge. No dustjacket. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. First American Edition.. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket. First Edition. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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157 Freeman, John A Portrait of George Moore in a Study of His Work
London T. Werner Laurie 1922 First UK Edition. Hardcover Very Good No Jacket 
London: T. Werner Laurie, 1922. A critical study of the Irish realist written with the collector in mind due to its descriptive bibliography and notes on the value at the time. This is a Very Good copy of the First English Trade Edition. Red cloth binding with blindstamping and gilt lettering on the spine. Corners mildly bumped; spine darkened but gilt still bright. Clean text; 283 pages, with some foxing throughout. No dustwrapper. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. First UK Edition.. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket. First Edition. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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158 Freeman, John A Portrait of George Moore in a Study of His Work
London T Werner Laurie 1922 First Thus. Hardcover Very Good Very Good Signed
London: T Werner Laurie, 1922. An important critical study of the great Irish realist author, often cited as an influence on James Joyce. This is a Very Good copy of the First Edition Thus, which is LIMITED to 600 copies, SIGNED by the author on a delimitation page. Issued as part of a uniform series, with a gray-green linen binding, parchment spine and paper label. 283 pages including notes and descriptive bibliography of Moore's works. Clean text; deckled edges with many pages unopened. (This title was also issued in a uniform Trade edition with a different binding.) The dustwrapper is plain, same colour as the binding, with a paper label. Minor edge-wear and a darkened spine. In an archival plastic protector. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Signed by Author. First Thus.. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good. Privately Printed. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 65.00 USD
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159 Garrity, Devin A. (Editor) New Irish Poets. Representative Selections from the Work of 37 Contemporaries
New York The Devin-Adair Company 1948 First Edition. Hardcover Very Good Minus No Jacket Harry Kernoff, R.H.A. 
New York: The Devin-Adair Company, 1948. An anthology edited by Devin A. Garrity. Photographs and biographical notes on the poets who are included. An uncommon to scarce title. Greenish-gray cloth binding with silver lettering and illustrated front board. Includes twelve woodcut illustrations by Harry Kernoff, R.H A. This is a Very Good (Minus) copy of the First Edition. Green cloth binding with a silver illustration on the front cover and silver lettering on the spine. Clean text; 209 pages, with Notes. Somewhat shaken: the rear gutter has cracked, but is holding. It has taken sun around the margins, and the spine has faded to a brown colour (the lettering remains bright). Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. First Edition.. Hard Cover. Very Good Minus/No Jacket. Illus. by Harry Kernoff, R.H.A.. First Edition. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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160 Gilbert, Stuart James Joyce's Ulysses. A Study
New York Knopf 1931 Third Edition. Hardcover Very Good No Jacket 
New York: Knopf, 1931. Early criticism of Joyce's masterpiece, written with his assistance. This is a Very Good copy of the Third Edition (published one year after the First). Orange cloth binding; moderate soiling and very mildly bumped; spine a bit darkened. Text is clean; 379 pages plus 18 page index, last page unopened. No dustjacket. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Third Edition.. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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