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161 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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162 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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163 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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164 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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165 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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166 Gill, Bartholomew McGarr and the Politician's Wife
New York Charles Scribner's Sons 1977 068414851X / 9780684148519 First Edition Hardcover Near Fine Near Fine 
New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1977. The first title written by Mark C. McGarrity (1943-2002) under the Gill pen-name. The series of cases solved by McGarr and his Dublin Murder Squad eventually reached 22; several were re-issued under differnet titles (to what end this, is another mystery). This is a Near Fine copy of the First Edition.Turquoise cloth binding with silver titling on the spine. Clean text; 185 pages. A few scattered spots on the top edge, and very subtle hints of sun around the margins, else a Fine copy. The dustjacket is unclipped, with slight darkening to the rear panel. In an archival plastic protector.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Near Fine. 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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167 Gill, Bartholomew The Death of an Ardent Bibliophile
New York William Morrow and Company, Inc. 1995 0688129099 / 9780688129095 Second Printing. Hardcover Fine Fine 
New York: William Morrow and Company, Inc., 1995. Eleventh in the Irish-American author's Peter McGarr mystery series. This is a Fine copy of the Second Printing of the First Edition. Black paper-covered boards with a brown cloth spine; copper titling on the spine. Clean text; 275 pages. The dustjacket is unclipped, also Fine. In a plastic protector.. Second Printing.. Hard Cover. Fine/Fine. 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall. Dust jacket present. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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168 Gill, Bartholomew The Death of an Irish Lover
New York William Morrow 2000 0380977974 / 9780380977970 First Edition. Hardcover Fine Fine 
New York: William Morrow, 2000. 13th title in the long-running Peter McGarr series. A Fine copy of the First Edition. 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: 20.00 USD
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169 Givens, Seon (Editor) James Joyce: Two Decades on Criticism. An Augmented Edition
New York Vanguard 1963 First Thus. Hardcover Near Fine Very Good Plus 
New York: Vanguard, 1963. This is a Near Fine copy of the "Augmented Edition" of essays on Joyce by important writers and critics (such as Eliot, Farrell, Toynbee, Wilson, etc). Edited by Seon Givens (Manley) and originally published in 1948, it was her first book. This is the First Edition Thus, for which she has provided a new introduction (included is the initial version). Dark gray cloth binding. Clean text; 486 pages, with a bibliography. Very mildly bumped, else Fine. Quercus notes the decorative "experimental typography" that can be nothing other than what we call "the cloud" today. The dustjacket is complete and unclipped; shows some edgewear, and some creasing at the head of the spine. In an archival plastic protector. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. First Thus.. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Very Good Plus. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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170 Gogarty, Oliver St. John As I Was Going Down Sackville Street. A Phantasy in Fact
New York Reynal & Hitchcock 1937 First Edition. Hardcover Very Good Very Good Minus Signed
New York: Reynal & Hitchcock, 1937. "An extraordinary book by a distinguished Irish doctor, senator, wit and man of letters" - from the Introduction by Francis Hackett. Gogarty (1878-1957) was a physician, poet, and a senator of the Irish Free State, but will probably be most remembered as the prototype for "Buck Mulligan" in the masterwork "Ulysses" by his friend and Martello Tower roommate James Joyce. This is a Very Good copy of his first prose work, an early nonfiction novel of a chatty sort similar to George Moore's "Hail and Farewell" (Moore, like much of Dublin, was also his friend; the exceptions might have been Samuel Beckett and Paddy Kavanagh, who were participants in litigations). Large octavo format; red cloth binding, with a blindstamped design of two characters strolling down what is now O'Connell Street in Dublin. There are two spots of sunfade on the spine and there is fading at the margins. 342 pages of clean text. Illustrated. Tipped onto the FFEP is an AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED by Gogarty, a thank-you with mention of papers. The note is undated, but was written in New Jersey, and Gogarty had arrived in America in 1939. The dustjacket is complete, but shows some wear: chipping at the edges and several large chips on the spine and front panel. In an archival plastic protector. Gogarty's most famous, and most uncommon book, particularly with such close association with the author. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Signed by Author. First Edition.. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good Minus. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 650.00 USD
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171 Gogarty, Oliver St. John Mourning Bacame Mrs. Spendlove and Other Portraits, Grave and Gay
New York Creative Age 1948 First Edition. Hardcover Near Fine Very Good Minus 
New York: Creative Age, 1948. Gogarty (1878-1957) was the model for Joyce's Buck Mulligan in "Ulysses." He was one of the great characters, in both fiction and fact. This is a Near Fine copy of the First Edition. Maroon cloth binding with silver lettering. One corner is very slightly bumped, else Fine. The dustjacket is complete but has a large chip (1/2") at the head of the spine, and some edgewear. The spine is darkening. In an archival plastic cover. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. First Edition.. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Very Good Minus. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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172 Gogarty, Oliver St. John The Collected Poems of Oliver St. John Gogarty
New York Devin-Adair 1954 First Edition. Hardcover Fine No Jacket Signed
New York: Devin-Adair, 1954. Gogarty (1878-1957) was a poet, a physician, a politician of Republican sympathies, and a noted conversationalist. A friend of all the literary lights of Dublin, he was Joyce's model for Buck Mulligan in "Ulysses." This is a Fine copy of the First Edition. Gray cloth binding with a dark blue spine. Gogarty's signature reproduced on the front cover in blue; title on spine is gilt. Clean text; 212 pages; includes a list of poems and an index of first lines. This copy has been INSCRIBED by Gogarty on the first free endpaper and dated 1955. No dustjacket; in an archival plastic protector. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Inscribed By Author. First Edition.. Hard Cover. Fine/No Jacket. First Edition. 
Price: 100.00 USD
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173 Golden, Peter The Voice of Ireland
New York M.A. O'Connor 1916 First Edition. Hardcover Very Good No Jacket George Illian 
New York: M.A. O'Connor, 1916. Poetry of a decidedly Irish nationalist bent; includes the title "England, We Pray for Your Death." This is a Very Good copy of the First Edition. Rare. No copies Copac; LOC holds electronically. There is no publication date ("Copyright Applied For") but per WorldCat, Quercus assigns the date 1916. Tan paper-covered boards with black lettering. Green cloth spine, also black lettering. Clean text; 112 pages. Mildly bumped, mild rubbing to head and foot of spine. Size: 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall. First Edition.. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket. Illus. by George Illian. First Edition. 
Price: 150.00 USD
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174 Goodwin, Geraint Conversations with George Moore
London Ernest Benn Limited 1929 First Edition. Hardcover Fine Very Good 
London: Ernest Benn Limited, 1929. First book by the Welsh writer Geraint Goodwin (1903-1942), rather uncommon. This is a Fine copy of the First Edition; it was published in America a year later. Decorative paper-covered boards; maroon cloth spine with gilt lettering. Clean text; 180 pages. The dustwrapper is complete, with some wrinkling at the margins; front and spine somewhat darkened. Very Good condition; in an archival plastic protector. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. First Edition.. Decorative Cloth. Fine/Very Good. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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175 Gordon, Lois The World of Samuel Beckett 1906-1946
New Haven & London Yale University Press 1996 0300064098 / 9780300064094 First Edition. Hardcover Fine Fine 
New Haven & London: Yale University Press, 1996. A critical literary biography of the author who defines the modern theatre. This is a Fine copy of the First Edition in a Fine dustjacket. In an archival plastic protector. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. First Edition.. Hard Cover. Fine/Fine. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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176 Gorman, Herbert S. James Joyce. His First Forty Years
New York Viking/B.W. Huebsch 1925 First Edition. Hardcover Fine No Jacket 
New York: Viking/B.W. Huebsch, 1925. An important early critical study of the premier modernist author of the XXth century. Gorman (1893-1954), also an historical novelist, eventually wrote the first full biography of Joyce (1939). This work includes an outline of Joyce's Life, selected articles on "Ulysses," and a bibliography. This is a Fine copy of the Second Printing of the First Edition. 238 pages; clean and fresh text. Black cloth binding with blindstamping and gilt lettering on the spine; bright and clean, a pleasure to hold. Historically important and a scarce title, especially in such wonderful condition. No dustjacket; in an archival plastic protector. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. First Edition.. Hard Cover. Fine/No Jacket. First Edition. 
Price: 100.00 USD
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177 Gorman, Herbert S. James Joyce. His First Forty Years
London Geoffrey Bles 1924 First UK Edition. Hardcover Very Good Plus No Jacket 
London: Geoffrey Bles, 1924. An important early critical study of the premier modernist author of the XXth century. Herbert (Sherman) Gorman (1893-1954), also an historical novelist, eventually wrote the first full biography of Joyce (1939). The work includes an outline of Joyce's Life, selected articles on "Ulysses," and a bibliography. This is a Very Good Plus to Near Fine copy of the First English Edition. Gray paper-covered boards with red cloth spine and a paper label. There is no publication date, but per Copac and LOC, it would be 1926, two years after the American edition. Clean text; 238 pages. Discreet bookseller label on front paste-down; endpapers have typical offset. The spine label is darkened and has a tiny chip. A lovely copy of this important title, which is uncommon. No dustwrapper; in an archival plastic protector. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. First UK Edition.. Hard Cover. Very Good Plus/No Jacket. First Edition. 
Price: 150.00 USD
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178 Gorman, Herbert S. James Joyce. His First Forty Years
New York B.W. Huebsch 1925 First Edition. Hardcover Very Good Minus No Jacket 
New York: B.W. Huebsch, 1925. Herbert (Sherman) Gorman (1893-1954) wrote here one of the earliest critical studies of the great Irish modernist; later he would Uncommon except in the reprints. Black cloth binding, blindstamped, with gilt lettering. Bright text; 238 pages; unfortunately with several notes by a previous-owner (in red ink!). Corners lightly bumped; gutters are splitting but holding well. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. First Edition.. Hard Cover. Very Good Minus/No Jacket. First Edition. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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179 Graves, Alfred Perceval A Celtic Psaltery. Being Mainly Renderings in English Verse from Irish & Welsh Poetry
New York F.A. Stokes Company 1917 First American Edition. Hardcover Near Fine No Jacket 
New York: F.A. Stokes Company, 1917. The Anglo-Irish poet and songwriter Alfred Graves (1846-1931) was the President of the Irish Literary Society; he was also father to a more famous son, the classicist and novelist Robert (1895-1985). This is a Near Fine copy of the First American Edition. Decorative cloth binding; green, stamped with Celtic designs and filled with black and gilt, truly a lovely example of bookmaking. Clean text; 177 pages of fine laid paper. Tiny bookseller label on the FFEP, along with a penciled previous-owner signature. In an archival plastic protector. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. First American Edition.. Decorative Cloth. Near Fine/No Jacket. First Edition. 
Price: 125.00 USD
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180 Gregory, Lady Cuchulain of Muirthemne: The Story of the Men of the Red Branch of Ulster Arranged and Put Into English By Lady Gregory. With a Preface By W.B. Yeats
London John Murray 1903 Second Edition. Hardcover Near Fine No Jacket 
London: John Murray, 1903. Originally published in 1902; this is a Near Fine copy of the Second Edition. A Near Fine copy. Blue-gray paper-covered boards with a tan linen spine with a paper label. Clean text; xx, 360 pages, with two pages of publisher adverts in the rear. Very lightly bumped, and with some faint smudges. An unusually clean and attractive copy of Augusta's version of the great Irish epic, uncommon to scarce. In an archival plastic protector. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Second Edition.. Hard Cover. Near Fine/No Jacket. 
Price: 250.00 USD
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