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161 Townsend, Edward W. "Chimmie Fadden," Major Max and Other Stories
New York Lovell, Corvell, & Company 1895 First Edition Hardcover Very Good (Plus) No Jacket 
New York: Lovell, Corvell, & Company, 1895. Edward Townsend (1855-1945) worked as a journalist prior to having a short career as a politician. This collection contains twenty stories featuring a stage-Irishman character resident in the Bowery district of New York, as well as fifteen other stories. Originally published in the New York "Sun" and the San Francisco "Argonaut," they are witten in dialect. Nicely bound in the decorative Edwardian style - green cloth with lettering and cover illustration filled with gilt. Clean text; 346 pages, with frontis and seven other pen-and-ink illustrations. Rubbed arounf the margins. There is a contemporary stamp on the FFEP indicating that it is from the "Boat House Library." Rather charming, and a real period-piece! Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. First Edition. Decorative Cloth. Very Good (Plus)/No Jacket. 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall. First Edition. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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162 Townsend, Edward W. "Chimmie Fadden." Major Max. And Other Stories
New York Lovell, Coryell & Company 1895 First Edition. Hardcover Very Good Plus No Jacket 
New York: Lovell, Coryell & Company, 1895. Edward Townsend (1855-1945) worked as a journalist prior to having a short career as a politician. This collection contains twenty stories featuring a stage-Irishman character resident in the Bowery district of New York, as well as fifteen other stories. Originally published in the New York "Sun" and the San Francisco "Argonaut," they are witten in dialect. Nicely bound in the decorative Edwardian style - green cloth with lettering and cover illustration filled with gilt. Clean text; 346 pages, with eight pen-and-ink illustrations. Rubbed arounf the margins. Rather charming, and a real period-piece! Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. First Edition.. Decorative Cloth. Very Good Plus/No Jacket. First Edition. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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163 Trench, W. F. Tom Moore: A Lecture, Now REvised with Additions
Dublin At the Sign of the Three Candles 1934 First Edition. Hardcover Very Good No Jacket Signed
Dublin: At the Sign of the Three Candles, 1934. Wilbraham Fitzjohn Trench (1873-1939) gave this Memorial Discourse on the occasion of the 100th anniverary of the completion of Thomas Moore's "Melodies." Trench notes that Moore was more financially successful than Wordsworth. This is a Very Good copy of the First Edition. Light gray paper-covered boards with green lettering and designs of Irish Muses on both front and back. Clean text; 47 pages. This copy has been INSCRIBED by the author on the FFEP. Laid-in is an interesting note from the author, noting that "I cannot think he got anything from his Gaelic." Also, laid in the rear endpapers is an advertising slip from the publisher. This is a rather lovely little book; a bit of tanning (1/4") to the top of the covers. In an archival plastic protector. Size: 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall. Inscribed By Author. First Edition.. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket. First Edition. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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164 Tynan, Katherine (Editor) The Wild Harp. A Selection from Irish Poetry By Katharine Tynan. With Decorations By C.M. Watta
1913 Sidgwick & Jackson LTD First Edition. Hardcover Very Good Plus No Jacket C.M. Watts 
1913: Sidgwick & Jackson LTD Here is a lovely compendium selected by the prolific Irish author Katherine Tynan, an ardent Irish nationalist and friend of William Butler Yeats. This is a Very Good (Plus) copy of the First Edition, surprisingly uncommon. Light green-gray cloth binding with a Celtic design in black. Clean text; 160 pages; illustrated by C.M. Watts, with a full-colour Celtic Title Page and Celtic ropes on all pages of text. Mild corner-bumping and light soiling. Gift inscription (1922) on the FFEP. In an archival plastic protector. Size: 4to - over 9" - 12" tall. First Edition.. Decorative Cloth. Very Good Plus/No Jacket. Illus. by C.M. Watts. First Edition. 
Price: 200.00 USD
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165 Wright, Dr. William The Brontes in Ireland. Or, Facts Stranger Than Fiction
New York D. Appleton and Company 1894 First Edition. Hardcover Very Good Minus No Jacket 
New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1894. Here we have an interesting and controversial work by the prominent Cambridge scholar William Wright (1837-1899), whose major focus was on the Middle East. The book claims an Irish origin for the Bronte family, and there have been rebuttals of his theory. This is a Very Good copy of the First American Edition, which is widely held by institutions but rather scarce in the Trade. Per Copac, an edition was published in England by Hodder in 1893. Green cloth binding with gilt decorations (shamrocks!) and lettering on the spine and front cover. Clean text; 308 pages, with eight pages of publisher's adverts in the rear. The book has minor rubbing and bumping; and there is a splay, but the book is sound. There is a period community library sticker on the front paste-down. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. First Edition.. Cloth. Very Good Minus/No Jacket. First Edition. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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166 Yeats, William Butler Samhain. An occasional Review Edited By W.B. Yeats
Dublin Sealy Bryers & Walker & T. Unwin 1903 First Edition. Hardcover Near Fine No Jacket 
Dublin: Sealy Bryers & Walker & T. Unwin, 1903. This is an "Occasional Review" edited by Yeats, appearing in that fashion from 1901 to 1908., mainly concerned with the Irish National Theatre. This is a Very Good (Plus) to Near Fine copy of the issue from September 1903. An historic publication, and not a common title in the Yeats canon. Stiff paper boards, greenish, with a paper label on the front cover. Clean text; 36 pages; with a two-page advert in the rear. The half-title also has an advert on its reverse. Frontis portrait of William Fay. Contains Notes and an essay by Yeats; a play in Irish by Douglas Hyde translated by Lady Gregory; Synge's "Riders to the Sea"; and an article on the Irish National Theatre reprinted from "The Times" of May 8, 1903. Very lightly bumped; margins slightly darkened. There is a small previous-owner name (in Irish, 1921) on the Title Page. In an archival plastic protector.. First Edition.. Hard Cover. Near Fine/No Jacket. First Edition. 
Price: 250.00 USD
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