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161 Leamy, Margaret Parnell's Faithful Few
New York Macmillan 1936 First Edition. Hardcover Near Fine No Jacket 
New York: Macmillan, 1936. Memoir of the fall of Charles Stuart Parnell by one who was present. Leamy was the wife of Edmund Leamy, writer and a Home Rule MP. Preface by Thomas F. Woodlock. This is a Near Fine copy of the First Edition (stated First Printing). Green cloth binding with gilt lettering. Clean and fresh text. Mildly foxed endpapers; tiny bit of wear at the corners, else Fine. No dustjacket Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. First Edition.. Hard Cover. Near Fine/No Jacket. First Edition. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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162 Leask, Harold G. Irish Castles and Castellated Houses
Dudalk Dundalgan Press 1964 Reprint. Hardcover Near Fine Very Good 
Dudalk: Dundalgan Press, 1964. A fascinating treatise that would serves as a wonderful tour guide to Ireland! Originally published in 1941 and revised several times, this is a Near Fine copy of the reprint (of the 1951 edition). Bright red cloth binding with gilt lettering. Profusely illustrated. Clean text; 170 pages, indexed. Endpapers are a map of the castles mentioned. Previous-owner chop to dedication page, light bumps to two corners, else Fine. The dustwrapper is copmplete, but clipped; minor edgewear and a shadow of a removed sticker on the front panel. In a plastic protector. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Reprint.. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Very Good. Dust jacket present. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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163 Lecky, Elizabeth A Memoir of The Right Hon. William Edward Hartpole Lecky By His Wife
London, Bombay, and Calcutta Longmans, Green and Co. 1909 First Edition Hardcover Near Fine No Jacket 
London, Bombay, and Calcutta: Longmans, Green and Co., 1909. The Irish historian William Lecky (1838-1903) has had a library named after him at Trinity College Dublin, where there is also an endowed chair. This is a Near Fine copy of the First Edition, an uncommon title. Dark gray-green cloth binding with titling in gilt on the spine. Clean text; 432 pages. Indexed. Frontis photgravure portrait of Lecky and four other photographs. Extremely minor rubbing to the margins; very close to a Fine copy.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. First Edition. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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164 Lecky, William Edward Hartpole The Leaders of Public Opinion in Ireland: Swift - Flood - Grattan - O'Connell
New York D. Appleton 1872 First American Edition. Hardcover Very Good Minus No Jacket 
New York: D. Appleton, 1872. Lecky (1838-1903), both a popular and a well-regarded historian wrote and published this, his first book, anonymously. He revised it for re-publication ten years later. This is a Very Good Minus copy of the First American Edition (which can also be regarded as a First Edition Thus due to the additions). Green cloth binding with gilt lettering. Clean and still-supple text with some pencil notations. Previous-owner signatures on the FFEP and Title Page; armorial bookplate on the front paste-down. There are several chips on the spine which have exposed the netting; unfortunate, since otherwise this copy would be graded much higher. A scarce title by a major academic figure. In an archival plastic protector. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. First American Edition.. Hard Cover. Very Good Minus/No Jacket. First Edition. 
Price: 95.00 USD
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165 Lees, Nora Laverock Bogs and Blarney
New York Barrows Mussey 1936 First Edition Hardcover Very Good (Plus) Very Good M. Vesey & Harry Kernoff 
New York: Barrows Mussey, 1936. Describing travels through the West country of Ireland, in particular Aran and Connemara. This is a Very Good (Plus) copy of the First Edition. Uncommon. Green cloth binding; titled in a darker gree, with an Irish harp on the front cover. Clean text; 148 pages. Very bright and fresh. Illustrations by M. Vesey and with a frontis illustration by Harry Kernoff. Lightly sunned, and with a couple of spots of fade. Previous-owner name (in Irish) on the FFEP. The dustjacket is unclipped. Spine is faded and there is chipping at the margins. In an archival plastic protector.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good (Plus)/Very Good. Illus. by M. Vesey & Harry Kernoff. 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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166 Leland, Thomas The History of Ireland From the Invasion of Henry II. With a Preliminary Discourse on the Antient State of That Kingdom (Volumes One, Two, and Three only)
Philadelphia & London Hugh Gain, Robert Bell, and John Dunlap 1774 First American Edition. Hardcover Very Good (Plus) No Jacket Signed
Philadelphia & London: Hugh Gain, Robert Bell, and John Dunlap, 1774. Irish historian Thomas Leland (1722-1785) wrote his famous history in 1773. These are Very Good to Very Good to Very Good (Plus) copies; three only of the original four volumes of the First American Edition. An uncommon to scarce title. Full leather bindings, but not matching; Volume 3 is stamped with an "L" and a "3", indicating its place in a library. Volumes One and Two are inscribed on the TP as "Medfield Library and "9" and "10." (Quercus assumes this to be the same-named Massachusetts library founded in 1786.) Clean texts; 359 pages. Texts have occasional spotting, tanning, and flood marking but generally they are excellent and can easily be read today. Externally, Volume 3 is in the best condition; the other two are heavily rubbed and chipped, although holding soundly. This edition is notable as an ASSOCIATION COPY, in that the publisher Dunlap was to print the first broadside of the American Declaration of Independence two years later. Because of the generally excellent quality of the texts, Quercus considers these rare and historically significant volumes to be fine candidates for rebinding.. First American Edition.. Full-Leather. Very Good (Plus)/No Jacket. 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall. First Edition. 
Price: 550.00 USD
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167 Leslie, Shane The Irish Issue In Its American Aspect
New York Charles Scribner's Sons 1917 First American Edition. Hardcover Very Good No Jacket 
New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1917. Anglo-Irish writer and diplomat Sir John Randolph Leslie, Bart (1885-1971) converted to Roman Catholicism and became a supporter of Irish Home Rule; he was witness to the negotiations resulting in the Treaty between Ireland and England. This is a Very Good copy of the first American Edition. Light green cloth binding with dark green lettering. Clean text; 207 pages; endpapers typically foxed. The spine has darkened, and the margins are rubbed (to a fray at the crown of the spine. An uncommon book by a witness to history. Lacking a dustjacket. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. First American Edition.. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket. First Edition. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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168 Lester, C. Edwards The Glory and Shame of England (Two Volumes)
New York Bartram & Lester 1866 First Thus Hardcover Very Good No Jacket 
New York: Bartram & Lester, 1866. Charles Edwards Lester (1815-1890) was a prolific historian, biographer, and abolitionist. He was a delegate to the Antislavery Conference of 1840, and published this critical work a year later. It was completely revised for this Second Edition (First Thus), which is less common than the original. These are Very Good copies of the First Edition Thus. Green pebbled cloth binding with gilt lettering on the spines; gilt Bartram & Lester logo on the front covers. Two volumes with clean texts; volume I is 304 pages; volume II continues the pagination to 601. Mildly bumped and rubbed; volume I is a bit darker on the spine; some light soiling. Volume I has a penciled signature (contemporary) on the Title Page, Solid, firm condition; no dustjackets, as issued. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. First Thus. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket. First Edition. 
Price: 125.00 USD
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169 Lough, Thomas, M.P. England's Wealth, Ireland's Poverty
London, New York, & Dublin T. Fisher Unwin, G.P. Putnam's Sons, Hodges, Figgis & Co., Ltd. & M.H. Gill & Son 1896 First Edition Hardcover Very Good (Plus) No Jacket 
London, New York, & Dublin: T. Fisher Unwin, G.P. Putnam's Sons, Hodges, Figgis & Co., Ltd. & M.H. Gill & Son, 1896. Thomas Lough (1850-1922) was an Anglo-Irish liberal politician and agricultural innovator. This is his only published work, an interesting economic treatise. A Very Good (Plus) copy of the First Edition. Not common. Green cloth binding with maroon spine, gilt titling on the spine. Clean text; xv, 221 pages; appendix, indexed. Fold-out charts. There is no publication date, but agreed by bibliographers to be 1896. Rubbed at the margins, and two of the preliminary pages have ink smudges; the spine has faded to a rather attractive tan colour. Front gutter has cracked but is holding.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good (Plus)/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. First Edition. 
Price: 125.00 USD
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170 Lynd, Robert If the Germans Conquered England and Other Essays
Dublin & London Maunsell and Company Ltd 1917 First Edition. Hardcover Very Good Plus Good 
Dublin & London: Maunsell and Company Ltd, 1917. The Belfast-born journalist Robert Wilson Lynd (1879-1949) was well-known in Irish literary circles. This is his fifth published book. Originally published in the "The New Statesman," Lynd's title essay achieved some notoriety when it was cited by the insurgent Irish nationalists of the Easter Uprising of 1916. This is a Very Good (Plus) to Near Fine copy of the First Edition. Green paper-covered boards with a linen spine and a paper label. 25 essays. Clean text; 158 pages, with a six-page "Selection from Maunsel's Anouncements" in the rear. Two bumps to the front edge and a bit of darkeneing to the spine, else this would be a Fine copy. There is a dustwrapper present, but it is obviously a homegrown effort, with a window roughly cut out on the spine to show the label. and is in rather rough condition. Quercus includes it, nonetheless, as it has presumably been with the book for quite a long time. In an archival plastic protector. Size: 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall. First Edition.. Hard Cover. Very Good Plus/Good. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 125.00 USD
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171 M'Gee, Thomas Darcy A History of the Attempts to Establish the Protestant Reformation in Ireland, and the Successful Resistance of That People (Time: 1540-1830)
Boston Patrick Donahoe 1853 Second Edition Hardcover Very Good No Jacket 
Boston: Patrick Donahoe, 1853. M'Gee (McGee), Irish-born in 1825, was a prominent nationalist, an editor of "The Nation," who fled to canada in 1848. He completely reversed his earlier inclinations, leading to his assassination by the Fenians in 1868. This is a Very Good copy of the Second Edition. Brown embossed cloth binding with gilt lettering on the spine. Clean text; 426 pages, including Appendices. A previous-owner inscription, in a beautiful hand (Palmer method?) on the FFEP: "Peter Connor his Book Dated this 25th day of January 1860 Native of the County Wexford Ireland." Corners bumped; general rubbing/wear, mostly at head and foot of the spine.. Second Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket. 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall. 
Price: 100.00 USD
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172 Mac-Geoghrgan, Abbe ((John) The History of Ireland, Ancient and Modern, Taken from the Most Authentic Records, and Dedicated to the Irish Brigade
New York, Boston, Montreal D. & J. Sadlier & Co. 1851 First Thus. Hardcover Near Fine No Jacket 
New York, Boston, Montreal: D. & J. Sadlier & Co., 1851. Abbe John Mac-Geoghan (1702-1763) served as a chaplain to the Irish Brigades, who served the French army for some 100 years. Translated from the original French by Patrick O' Kelly (1754-1835). This is a Near Fine copy of the First Edition Thus. There is no publ;ication date, but this is identical to another copy Quercus has seen dated 1851; we therefore assign the same date. Green pebbled cloth binding, stamped in the blind with Irish harp decoration and gilt lettering on the spine. Clean text; 630 pages, indexed. Pages still supple, unfoxed. Frontis is of Brian Boru; also reproduces the original Title Page of an earlier edition prior to the current Title Page. Very minor scuffs and bumps; this is perhaps the nicest copy Quercus has seen. No dustjacket, as issued. Size: 4to - over 9" - 12" tall. First Thus.. Hard Cover. Near Fine/No Jacket. First Edition. 
Price: 300.00 USD
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173 Mac-Geoghrgan, Abbe ((John) The History of Ireland, Ancient and Modern, Taken from the Most Authentic Records, and Dedicated to the Irish Brigade
New York D. & J. Sadlier & Co. 1851 First Thus. Hardcover Very Good No Jacket 
New York: D. & J. Sadlier & Co., 1851. Abbe John Mac-Geoghan (1702-1763) served as a chaplain to the Irish Brigades, who served the French army for some 100 years. Translated from the original French by Patrick O' Kelly (1754-1835).This is a Very Good copy of the First Edition Thus. Green cloth binding with fancy blindstamped design; filled with gilt on the spine. Clean text, free from foxing except typically on the frontis; 630 pages, indexed. Although this is an ex-libris copy, it is relatively free of the usual treatments: there is a number on the foot of the spine and penciled numbers on the reverse of the Title Page; no pockets or stamping. Minor bumping and rubbing, and a small chip at the head of the spine. A very decent copy of a book usually seen in poor condition. Size: 4to - over 9" - 12" tall. First Thus.. Decorative Cloth. Very Good/No Jacket. First Edition. 
Price: 200.00 USD
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174 Mac-Geoghrgan, Abbe (John) and John Mitchel The History of Ireland, Ancient and Modern, Taken from the Most Authentic Records, and Dedicated to the Irish Brigade. By the Abbe Mac-Geoghegan. With a Continuation from the Treaty of Limerick to the Recent Time By John Mitchel
New York D. & J. Sadlier & Co. 1869 Later Printing. Hardcover Very Good No Jacket 
New York: D. & J. Sadlier & Co., 1869. Irish patriot John Mitchel (1815-1875), after his escape from Tasmania to America, continued the 18th-century history of Ireland by the Abbe James MacGeoghegan.This is a Very Good copy of what Quercus believes is a Later Printing of the First Edition published by Sadlier. (The precedence of the various Sadlier editions is somewhat unclear, particularly since some were undated; but Quercus has seen a copy from a year earlier, and 1868 is the oldest in WorldCat.) Despite its popularity in the 19th Century, good copies are rather scarce. Brown pebbled cloth (possibly originally maroon in color) with gilt lettering on the spine; now faded. Mildly bumped and rubbed at head and foot of spine. Clean text; 629 pages, indexed. This is an ex-libris copy, but the treatments are minimal: numbering on the foot of the spine and pencil numbering on the reverse of the Title Page. No pockets or stampings. Size: 4to - over 9" - 12" tall. Later Printing.. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket. 
Price: 150.00 USD
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175 Mac-Geoghrgan, Abbe (John) and John Mitchel The History of Ireland, From the Treaty of Limerick to the Present Time: Being a Continuation of the History of the Abbe MacGeoghegan, Compiled By John Mitchel
New York, Boston, Montreal D. & J. Sadlier & Co. 1868 First Thus. Hardcover Very Good Minus No Jacket 
New York, Boston, Montreal: D. & J. Sadlier & Co., 1868. Irish patriot John Mitchel (1815-1875), after his escape from Tasmania to America, continued the 18th-century history of Ireland by the Abbe James MacGeoghegan.This copy is complete in one volume, an interesting variant by the publisher, and much less common than the illustrated 2-volume editions Sadlier published. A Very Good (Minus) copy, with the brown leather binding somewhat scuffed and chipped, and the edges dusty.The first signature is weak but holding, with the cords showing. The precedence of the various Sadlier editions is somewhat unclear, particularly since some were undated. This is the first version issued without mention of the Irish Brigades or of the original translator. Despite its popularity in the 19th Century, good copies are are scarce. No dustjacket, as issued. Size: 4to - over 9" - 12" tall. First Thus.. Hard Cover. Very Good Minus/No Jacket. First Edition. 
Price: 100.00 USD
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176 Macalister, R.A.S. Tara A Pagan Sanctuary of Ancient Ireland
New York & London Charles Scribner's Sons 1931 First Edition. Hardcover Fine Near Fine 
New York & London: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1931. Tara was the most important site of ancient Ireland and the spot where Irish kings were crowned; Macalister, a Professor of Archaeology at University College, Dublin, recounts its story as part of the conflict between the Pagan Druids and the early Christians. This is a Fine copy of the First Edition. Dark blue cloth binding, ruled, with gilt lettering on the spine. Absolutely clean text; 208 pages, with Notes, References, and Index; some pages still unopened. The dustwrapper is unclipped; just showing some slight wrinkling at the edges. In an archival plastic protector. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. First Edition.. Hard Cover. Fine/Near Fine. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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177 MacDonagh, Michael Daniel O'Connell and the Story of Catholic Emancipation
Dublin & Cork The Talbot Press Limited 1929 First Edition Hardcover Very Good No Jacket 
Dublin & Cork: The Talbot Press Limited, 1929. MacDonagh (1912-1968), was a poet and a barrister, was a co-editor with Lennox Robinson, of "The Oxford Book of Irish Verse." His father had been executed by the British for his part in the Easter Uprising of 1916. This is a Very Good copy of the First Edition. Not common. Green cloth binding with black titling on the spine. Clean text; 386 pages, indexed. Corners bumped; spine has faded to tan but all titling still bright; rubbing to the head and foot of the spine. Previous-owner signature on the FFEP; small Dublin bookseller label on the front paste-down. Although not the prettiest copy, a solid one.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. First Edition. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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178 MacDonagh, Michael Irish Life and Character
New York Thomas Whittaker 1899 Second Edition. Hardcover Very Good No Jacket 
New York: Thomas Whittaker, 1899. MacDonagh (1862-1946) was a prominent journalist who also wrote a dozen books or so. This is a Very Good copy of the Second Edition. Green cloth binding with gilt lettering on the spine. Beveled edges. Clean text; 382 pages, with two pages of publisher's adverts in the rear. Although a very attractive book, both gutters have cracked; while holding, the netting is exposed. Other than that, this voulume would have a higher grade. In an archival plastic protector. Size: 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall. Second Edition.. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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179 MacDonagh, Michael The Irish at the Front
London, New York, & Toronto Hodder & Stoughton 1916 First Edition. Hardcover Very Good Plus No Jacket 
London, New York, & Toronto: Hodder & Stoughton, 1916. MacDonagh (1862-1946) was a prominent journalist who somehow also found time to write a dozen books; this work celebrates the Irish soldiers serving hnourably in the ranks of the Empire that rules them (a complicated relationship! cf. Wellington's love for his Irish troops). This is a Very Good copy of the First Edition. Green cloth binding with black lettering. Introduction by John Redmond, M.P. Clean text; 138 pages. Appended at the rear is a two-page "Appeal" for the Nuns of Ypres. Mildly bumped. No dustwrapper. Size: 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall. First Edition.. Hard Cover. Very Good Plus/No Jacket. First Edition. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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180 MacEoin, Gary Nothern Ireland: Captive of History
NY, Chicago, & Evanston Holt, Rinehart & Winston 1974 0030124913 / 9780030124914 First American Edition. Hardcover Near Fine Near Fine 
NY, Chicago, & Evanston: Holt, Rinehart & Winston, 1974. Subtitled "Money, religion, and politics from the Boyne to Bloody Sunday." A Near Fine copy of the First American Edition. Black cloth binding with gilt spine lettering. There is a small bump or bubble on the lower front panel, else Fine. The dustjacket is unclipped, shows minor shelf wear and hints of wrinkling, 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: 20.00 USD
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