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161 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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162 Gill, Bartholomew The Death of an Ardent Bibliophile
New York William Morrow 1995 0688129099 / 9780688129095 Second Printing. Hardcover Fine Fine 
New York: William Morrow, 1995. Eleventh in the Irish-American author's Peter McGarr mystery series. Second Printing. Fine in Fine unclipped DJ. Plastic protector. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Second Printing.. Hard Cover. Fine/Fine. Dust jacket present. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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163 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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164 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. 
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165 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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166 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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167 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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168 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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169 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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170 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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171 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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172 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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173 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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174 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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175 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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176 Gregory, Lady Irish Folk-History Plays (Two Volumes)
New York and London G.P. Putnam's Sons 1912 First Edition Hardcover Very Good (Plus) No Jacket 
New York and London: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1912. This is a nice set of Lady Gregory's plays, important in the development of the later Irish Revival. Two volumes with blue-gray paper-covered boards with linen spines; paper labels on the spine. Very Good (Plus) to Near Fine in condition. Includes "First Series. The Tragedies. Grania-Kincora-Dervorgilla." Clean text; 207 pages, with music, notes,and production cast lists; with three pages of publisher adverts. Spine darkened a bit and with a tiny chip to the spine label. Volume Two is "Second-Series. The Tragic-Comedies. The Canavans-The-White Cockade-The Deliverer." Clean text; 198 pages, with three pages of publisher adverts in the rear. Previous-owner signature; chip to edge of the paper label; both hinges have cracked but appear to be holding nicely. Altogether, an extremely attractive set of Lady Gregory's most interesting plays. . First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good (Plus)/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. First Edition. 
Price: 200.00 USD
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177 Gregory, Lady Seven Short Plays
New York and London G.P. Putnam's Sons 1909 First American Edition. Hardcover Very Good (Plus) No Jacket 
New York and London: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1909. This collection includes "Spreading the News," "Hyacinth Halvey," "The Rising of the Moon," "The Jackdaw," "The Workhouse Ward," "The Travelling Man," and "The Gaol Gate," as well as Notes and Music for the plays. A Very Good (Plus) copy of the First American Edition. Gleen cloth binding with a paper spine label. Clean text; 204 pages, with a two-page catalogue in the rear. Penciled signature on the FFEP. There is a tiny bookseller label, and another that is torn-off, on the rear paste-down.. First American Edition.. Hard Cover. Very Good (Plus)/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. First Edition. 
Price: 65.00 USD
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178 Gregory, Lady (Augusta) The Dragon. A Wonder Play in Three Acts
New York & London G.P. Putnam's Sons 1920 First American Edition. Hardcover Very Good Minus No Jacket 
New York & London: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1920. Lady Gregory, friend and patron to the Irish cultural renaissance, was herself a noted playwright and folklorist. "The Dragon" was first performed at the Abbey Theatre in 1919, with Barry Fitzgerald in the lead. This is a Very Good (Minus) copy of the First American Edition. Blue cloth binding with a paper label on the spine. Clean text; 133 pages, with 4 pages of publisher's adverts in the rear. Darkening around the edges and the spine. POS on the FFEP. Front hinge is cracked to expose the webbing. A very servicable reading copy; not for the advanced collector. In an archival plastic protector. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. First American Edition.. Hard Cover. Very Good Minus/No Jacket. First Edition. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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179 Gregory, Lady (Augusta) Three Wonder Plays
London & New York G.P. Putnam's Sons 1920 Later Printing. Hardcover Very Good Plus No Jacket 
London & New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1920. Lady Augusta Gregory was a founder of Dublin's Abbey Theatre, and wrote for the stage as well. This is a Very Good Plus to Near Fine copy of a Later Printing from the 1920 edition. Contains "The Dragon," "Aristotle's Bellows," and "The Jester." Blue cloth binding with a paper label on the spine. Clean text; 220 pages, with 25 pages of musical scoring in the rear. Mildly rubbed, and with a spine faded to green. The fragile paper spine label is intact. No dustjacket. A much better copy than is usually seen. In an archival plastic protector. Size: 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall. Later Printing.. Hard Cover. Very Good Plus/No Jacket. 
Price: 65.00 USD
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180 Gregory, Lady Augusta A Book of Saints and Wonders Put Down Here By Lady Gregory According to the Ols Writings and the Memory of the People of Ireland
London John Murray 1908 Second Printing. Hardcover Very Good No Jacket 
London: John Murray, 1908. Lady Augusta (Isabella) Gregory (1852-1932) was an excellent playwright and folklorist, as well as the major patron of the Irish Literary Renaissance. She was a founder of the Abbey Theatre in 1904 and co-directed it, along with John M. Synge and William Butler Yeats. This is a Very Good copy of the Second Printing (January 1908) of the First Trade Edition (October 1907). Light green paper-covered covers with a green linen spine and paper label. Clean text; 212 pages with two pages of publisher's adverts in the rear. Gift inscription (1920) on the FFEP. Mildly bumped. There is a vertical crease on the spine, and the front gutter is under a bit of strain, though holding well. These issues are commonly seen due to the heavy and stiff paper stock that Murray used; the book remains sound. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Second Printing.. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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