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Modern Literature (Irish Authors)

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141 Dowden, Edward A Woman's Reliquary
Churchtown, Dundrum Cuala Press 1913 First Edition Hardcover Very Good (Plus) No Jacket 
Churchtown, Dundrum: Cuala Press, 1913. Irish poet and Shakespearean critic Edward Dowden (1843-1913) claims to be the editor of this volume of poetry, but the Publisher has noted that "If readers desire to attribute authorship of this book to the editor, no wrong is done to anyone." This is a Very Good (Plus) copy of the First Edition, which is LIMITED to 300 copies, printed by Elizabeth C. Yeats. White paper-covered boards with a linen spine; black lettering on the spine and front cover.Clean text; 59 pages. The front paste-down has a bookplate from a previous owner and a small label from the binder, Galwey & Company, Dublin). No dustjacket; in an archival plastic protector.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good (Plus)/No Jacket. 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall. First Edition. 
Price: 225.00 USD
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142 Doyle, Paul A. Sean O'Faolain
New York Twayne 1968 First Edition. Hardcover Fine Very Good Plus 
New York: Twayne, 1968. This critical study of thegreat Irish author is (ironically) part of the "English Author Series." This is a Fine copy of the First Edition. Maroon cloth binding with gilt titling on spine and front cover which also sports an English lion rampant. Clean text; 156 pages; indexed. Very bright and clean. The dustwrapper has light surface soiling, with some edgewear and a crease; in an archival plastic protector.. First Edition.. Hard Cover. Fine/Very Good Plus. 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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143 Doyle, Roddy A Star Called Henry
New York Viking 1999 0670887579 / 9780670887576 First American Edition. Hardcover Fine Fine 
New York: Viking, 1999. Roddy Doyle is a Booker Prize winner; this is the first volume in his series on Ireland since the Revolution. A Fine copy of the First American Edition. Salmon-coloured paper-covered boards with a black spine; titled in copper. Clean text; 342 pages. In an archival plastic protector.. First American Edition.. Hard Cover. Fine/Fine. 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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144 Doyle, Roddy A Star Called Henry
New York Viking 1999 0670887579 / 9780670887576 First Edition. Hardcover Fine Fine Signed
New York: Viking, 1999. Acclaimed Irish author Doyle, a Booker Prize winner, is certainly one of the finest writers today. This is a Fine copy of the First Edition. Brown paper-covered boards with black cloth spine and copper lettering. Clean text; 344 pages. This copy has been SIGNED by Doyle (with an Irish greeting) on the Title Page.The dustjacket is unclipped; also Fine, in an archival plastic protector. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Signed by Author. First Edition.. Hard Cover. Fine/Fine. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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145 Doyle, Roddy A Star Called Henry
Toronto Knopf 1999 0676972357 / 9780676972351 First Edition. Hardcover Fine Fine 
Toronto: Knopf, 1999. The sixth novel by the Booker Prize winning Irish author. This is a Fine copy of the First Canadian Edition (stated). Green paper-covered boards with gilt lettering. Clean text; 344 pages, fore-edge deckled. The dustjacket is unclipped, also Fine. In an archival plastic protector. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. First Edition.. Hard Cover. Fine/Fine. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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146 Doyle, Roddy Paddy Clarke Ha Ha Ha
New York Viking 1994 0670853453 / 9780670853458 First American Edition. Hardcover Near Fine Near Fine 
New York: Viking, 1994. Doyle's fourth novel, which won the Booker Prize in 1993. Famously, the publisher mis-spelled "Clarke" on the dustjacket spine, dropping the "e" in the First State. A Near Fine copy of the First American Edition (stated). Black paper-covered boards with a brown cloth spine; silver titling on the spine. Clean text; 282 pages. Faint evidence of pencil erasure on the FFEP, else Fine. Some extremely slight creasing at the edges, not enough to detract from its appearance. In an archival plastic protector.. First American Edition.. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Near Fine. 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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147 Doyle, Roddy The Van
New York Viking 1992 0670845876 / 9780670845873 First American Edition. Hardcover Near Fine Near Fine 
New York: Viking, 1992. The third volume in Doyle's "Barrytown Trilogy," a picaresque tale of fish and chips and how it can all go wrong. This is a Near Fine copy of the First American Edition. Light gray paper-covered boards with a black cloth spine; red lettering on the spine. Clean text; 311 pages. The first free endpaper has been removed; else a Fine copy. The dustjacket has been price-clipped; else Fine, in an archival plastic protector. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. First American Edition.. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Near Fine. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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148 Doyle, Roddy The Woman Who Walked Into Doors
New York Viking 1996 0670867756 / 9780670867752 First American Edition. Hardcover Fine Near Fine 
New York: Viking, 1996. Roddy Doyle is an incredibly good writer who has won the Booker Prize, and this is an incredibly good novel. This is a Fine copy of the First American Edition. Orange paper-covered boards with a black cloth spine; titling on the spine in turquoise. Clean text; 226 pages. The dustjacket is Near Fine; just hints of some wrinkling at the margins of the spine. In an archival plastic protector.. First American Edition.. Hard Cover. Fine/Near Fine. 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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149 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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150 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. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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151 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. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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152 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. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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153 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. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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154 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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155 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. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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156 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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157 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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158 Farr, Florence; Shaw, Bernard; Yeats, W.B. Florence Farr, Bernard Shaw and W.B. Yeats. Edited By Clifford Bax
Dublin The Cuala Press 1941 Limited Hardcover Very Good (Plus) No Jacket 
Dublin: The Cuala Press, 1941. Correspondence by three giants of the Irish literary theatre. Not much can be said about Yeats and Shaw; but the fascinating actress/feminist Florence Farr (1860-1917) is less-known today. Among other attributes, she was a Muse for Yeats and the first actress to perform Ibsen in England. This is a Very Good copy of the First Edition, which was LIMITED to 500 copies. Not common today. Edited by the English dramatist Clifford Bax (1886-1962). Blue-gray paper-covered boards with a linen spine; paper label on the spine, titling in black on the front cover. Clean text; unpaginated for eight pages, then 85 pages. Printed by Esther Ryan and Maire Gill on Irish paper. Bumped, with some creasing to the front cover; erasures to the FFEP. Lacking the glassine wrapper; in an archival plastic protector.. Limited. Hard Cover. Very Good (Plus)/No Jacket. 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall. 
Price: 125.00 USD
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159 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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160 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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