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181 Mackey, Herbert O. The Life and Times of Roger Casement
Dublin C.J. Fallon Limited 1954 First Edition. Hardcover Near Fine Very Good 
Dublin: C.J. Fallon Limited, 1954. A rather scarce polemical treatment of England's culpability in the trial and execution of the Irish patriot. First Edition. 144 pages, illustrated with photographs. Black cloth binding with blindstamping and gilt. The text is fresh and clear, but perhaps just starting to tan.The endpapers show some offset. Laid into the front is an article on Casement from the NY Times. Pages 24 & 25 are also offset, due to a rather unflattering newspaper article regarding Maurice Girodias's Olympic Press publication of the "Black Diaries." The dustwrapper is complete and unclipped. It is rubbed at the edges, with several small chips, and the spine has darkened. Withal, a nice copy of a scarce title. In an archival plastic protector. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. First Edition.. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Very Good. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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182 MacLeod, Catriona Robert Emmet
London & Dublin Gerald Duckworth & Talbot Press 1935 First Edition. Hardcover Very Good Plus No Jacket 
London & Dublin: Gerald Duckworth & Talbot Press, 1935. Part of the "Noted Irish Lives" series. Preface by Maurice Walsh. A scarce title. This is a Very Good Plus to Near Fine copy of the First Edition. Red cloth binding with gilt lettering. Light soil and bumps, spine slightly age-darkened; inked holiday inscription on FFEP. Text supple. No dustwrapper; in an archival plastic protector. Size: 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall. First Edition.. Hard Cover. Very Good Plus/No Jacket. First Edition. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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183 MacManus, M.J. Eamon de Valera. A Biography
Dublin Talbot Press 1947 First Thus. Hardcover Very Good No Jacket 
Dublin: Talbot Press, 1947. First published in 1944: it was reprinted twice, this one ".with further additional matter." (First Edition Thus.) A Very Good (Plus) copy; green paper-covered boards, green cloth spine with gilt lettering and the Celtic Talbot logo. Clean text; 371 pages, indexed. The FFEP has been clipped, probably to remove a signature. Mildly bumped corners. Laid-in are several clippings (one dated 1951), with some offset to the rear endpapers. Lacking a dustwrapper; in an archival plastic protector. . First Thus.. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket. 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall. First Edition. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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184 MacManus, M.J. Eamon De Valera. A Biography, with Additional Chapters By David O'Neill
Dublin The Talbot Press Limited 1962 First Thus. Hardcover Fine Near Fine Sean O'Sullivan Signed
Dublin: The Talbot Press Limited, 1962. A biography of the great Irish leader by the poet and journalist (Michael Joseph) MacManus (1888-1951). Originally issued in 1944; additional material was added in 1945, 1957, and 1962. The last six chapters were witten by David O'Neill. A Fine cppy; black cloth binding, with gilt lettering on the spine. Clean text; 412 pages, indexed. This copy has been boldly SIGNED by Eamon De Valera on the second free endpaper. laid-in is a 3"x5" campaign card for "Vote DeValera" that is in Fine condition.The dustwrapper is Near Fine. Small stain and a tiny chip on the spine, else Fine. In an archival plastic protector. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. First Thus.. Hard Cover. Fine/Near Fine. Illus. by Sean O'Sullivan. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 650.00 USD
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185 MacManus, Seumas Ireland's Case
New York Irish Publishing Company 1918 Second Edition. Paperback Very Good No Jacket 
New York: Irish Publishing Company, 1918. Seumas MacManus (1869-1960), a noted storyteller from Donegal, was not noted for his political writing. His "Story of the Irish Race" (1921) has long been popular and has been reprinted numerous times. This is a Very Good copy of an extremely scarce political pamphlet by MacManus. Issued in wraps ( Quercus believes it was not published in hard cover); 236 pages, with 4 pages of publisher's adverts in the front; in the rear 3 pages exhort the reader to political action and have reviews of MacManus lectures.The text is clean and readable; endpapers tanned, midpages at the edges. Still firmly bound, with a bit of tatter on the edges and a few chips. A true gem of modern Irish history and shows the importance of the Irish diaspora to events in the old country. Macmanus closes thusly: "The reader is requested to lend this book to an American friend who needs to know the truth about Ireland - and to continue lending it till it wears itself out doing worthy work. Both God and Ireland will bless the eager lender. And the borrower won't fail to get a whiff of the blessing." Size: 16mo - over 5" - 6" tall. Second Edition.. Soft Cover. Very Good/No Jacket. 
Price: 150.00 USD
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186 MacManus, Seumas Ireland's Case
New York Irish Publishing Company 1919 Later Printing. Hardcover Very Good Plus No Jacket 
New York: Irish Publishing Company, 1919. Seumas MacManus (1869-1960), a noted storyteller from Donegal, was not noted for his political writing. His "Story of the Irish Race" (1921) has long been popular and has been reprinted numerous times. This is a Very Good Plus copy of a political work he wrote for the Irish diaspora following the Insurrection of 1916. Uncommon to scarce. Green cloth binding with two Irish harps on the cover, filled with gilt. Clean text; 241 pages, with 2 pages of adverts in the rear offering "lecture-recitals" by MacManus. The publisher used two different papers, and after about page 190, there is tanning. Very little wear; the spine has faded to an olive brown. Signature on FFEP; offsets to the paste-downs indicate an original dustjacket, which is now lacking. Size: 16mo - over 5" - 6" tall. Later Printing.. Hard Cover. Very Good Plus/No Jacket. 
Price: 150.00 USD
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187 MacManus, Seumas The Story of the Irish Race. A Popular History of Ireland
New York The Irish Publishing Company 1922 Third Edition. Hardcover No Jacket 
New York: The Irish Publishing Company, 1922. Macmanus (1869-1960) emmigrated from Donegal to America, where he became known as a prominent storyteller. His "Story of the Irish Race" was originally published in 1921 and remains popular and in print today. This is a Very Good copy of the Third Edition (issued in the same year as the FE, it could also be called the Third Printing). Despite its popularity, copies of the early editions are rather uncommon. Dark brown pebbled cloth binding with gilt lettering. Clean text, very bright and supple; 719 pages. Mild rubbing along the edges; actually quite a nice-looking volume Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Third Edition.. Hard Cover. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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188 MacNamara, Brinsley The Clanking of Chains
Dublin & London Maunsel and Company, Limited 1920 First Edition. Hardcover Very Good Plus No Jacket Signed
Dublin & London: Maunsel and Company, Limited, 1920. The third novel published by the Irish actor John Weldon (1890-1963) under his stage- and pen-name; as well as writing novels, he was an actor and playwright with the Abbey Theatre. This is a Very Good Plus copy of the First Edition. Uncommon. Orange cloth binding with blindstamping, filled with gilt on the spine. Externally a Fine copy. Clean text; 241 pages with six pages of publisher's adverts in the rear. Typical foxing to the endpapers and the gutters are split but holding nicely. This copy has been SIGNED and INSCRIBED by the author on the FFEP and dated (Quercus believes the date to be 1932, but will take no oath on this matter). Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Signed by Author. First Edition.. Hard Cover. Very Good Plus/No Jacket. First Edition. 
Price: 200.00 USD
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189 MacNeill, Eoin Phases of Irish History
Dublin M.H. Gill & Son, Ltd. 1937 Later Printing Hardcover Near Fine No Jacket 
Dublin: M.H. Gill & Son, Ltd., 1937. First published in 1919, reflecting twelve public lectures that MacNeill gave; he is highly regarded still. This is a Near Fine copy of a later printing (Third Impression). Light green cloth binding with gilt rules and titling on the spine. Clean text; 364 pages, indexed. Very bright and fresh. This is an ex-libris copy, but the treatments are confined to the front free endpaper. (There is a charming library label with instructions to the "young Ladies.") No dustwrapper. A very solid and attractive copy despite its former status.. Later Printing. Hard Cover. Near Fine/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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190 MacNeill, J.G. Swift English Interference with Irish Industries
London, Paris, New York & Melbourne Cassell & Company, Limited 1886 First Edition. Hardcover Very Good Plus No Jacket 
London, Paris, New York & Melbourne: Cassell & Company, Limited, 1886. Swift MacNeill (1849-1926) was a law professor, parliamentarian, and politician. He supported Home Rule but sided against Parnell; he was a Member of Parliament for three decades. This is a Very Good (Plus) to Near Fine copy of the First Edition. Red cloth binding with black lettering on the front cover and spine. Clean text; 110 pages, with 14 pages of publisher adverts in the rear. The text is exceptionally bright and clear. Light soiling for its age; spine has faded to a sort of orange colour. There is a small pocket and a torn label on the last endpaper; evidently this was a library copy at some time, but this is the only "treatment" in the book. Size: 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall. First Edition.. Hard Cover. Very Good Plus/No Jacket. First Edition. 
Price: 125.00 USD
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191 MacNeill, J.G. Swift The Constitutional and Parliamentary History of Ireland Till the Union
Dublin & London Talbot Press & T. Fisher Unwin 1917 First Edition. Hardcover Very Good Plus No Jacket 
Dublin & London: Talbot Press & T. Fisher Unwin, 1917. MacNeill (1849-1926), law professor, parliamentarian, and politician, supported Home Rule but sided against Parnell; Member of Parliament for three decades. This is a Very Good Plus to Near Fine copy of the First Edition. 516 pages (indexed). Black cloth binding with blindstamped cover and white lettering. Clean text; laid paper perhaps a bit stiff. Spine lettering faded but quite readable. Faintest of bumping to corners and a bump to the fore-edge; very minor edgewear. No dustwrapper; in an archival plastic protector. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. First Edition.. Hard Cover. Very Good Plus/No Jacket. First Edition. 
Price: 100.00 USD
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192 MacNevin, Thomas The History of the Volunteers of 1782
Dublin James Duffy 1845 First Edition. Hardcover Very Good No Jacket 
Dublin: James Duffy, 1845. Thomas MacNevin (1814-1848) was associated with the Young Ireland movement and died under what some consider to have been suspicious circumstances. This is a Very Good copy of the First Edition, a rather scarce volume. Decorative paper-covered boards with black leather spine and tips. Ruled and decorated in gilt on the spine. Clean text; 250 pages, with several indices. The text is bright and supple; foxing mainly confined to the endpapers. There is a 19th-century sticker from a book binder (American) on the front paste-down, leading Quercus to speculation whether this is a contemporary rebind or custom order. The binding is rubbed and bumped, but the book remains very sound. A nice copy of work significant in the Irish struggle. Size: 16mo - over 5" - 6" tall. First Edition.. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket. First Edition. 
Price: 200.00 USD
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193 MacSwiney, Terence Principles of Freedom
New York E.P. Dutton 1921 Later Printing. Hardcover Good No Jacket 
New York: E.P. Dutton, 1921. One of the most famous books of modern Irish history, a posthumous collection. Terence MacSwiney (1879-1920), the nationalist Lord Mayor of Cork, died in Brixton Prison as a political prisoner on the 74th day of a hunger strike. This is the Third Printing of the First Edition. Green cloth binding with gilt lettering and a Celtic harp design on the front board. Clean text; 245 pages; previous-owner name, in Irish, on an endpaper. This is a Good only copy: the spine has darkened with age; there is a crease on the front board; the front gutter has separated and the webbing is exposed. Please note the condition issues. Although quite presentable otherwise, with a bright, clean text, Quercus Books offers this as a binding copy, in need of repair or restoration. Lacking the dustjacket; in an archival plastic protector. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Later Printing.. Hard Cover. Good/No Jacket. 
Price: 65.00 USD
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194 MacSwiney, Terence Principles of Freedom
Port Washington, New York/London Kennikat Press 1970 Reprint. Hardcover Fine No Jacket 
Port Washington, New York/London: Kennikat Press, 1970. A scholarly reprint, part of the series on Irish History and Culture. MacSwiney, the imprisoned Republican mayor of Cork, galvanized opposition to England by giving his life in a hunger strike. A famous volume, quite scarce in the original edition. This is a Fine copy of the reprint, lacking a dustjacket. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Reprint.. Hard Cover. Fine/No Jacket. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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195 MacSwiney, Terence Principles of Freedom
Dublin Talbot Press 1921 Second Edition. Hardcover Very Good Minus Very Good Minus 
Dublin: Talbot Press, 1921. Terence Joseph MacSwiney (1879-1920), a poet, playwright, and Irish nationalist. While serving as the Lord Mayor of Cork he was arrested and imprisoned by the British for sedition. MacSwiney's death in H.M. Brixton Prison after a 74-day hunger strike alerted and galvanized world opinion on the events in Ireland. This is a Very Good (Minus) copy of the Second Irish Edition (stated). Green cloth binding with gilt titling on spine and front cover.Clean text; xi, 244 pages, with a 30-page publishers catalog in the rear. Fading to the spine and margins. The paper stock is tanned; interestingly, Talbot's catalog paper is of a much higher quality, and has survived well. Light bumps; two pages of the Preface are disbound but present; the remainder of the book is quite sound. The scarce dustwrapper in present but presents some issues: large chips at head and foot of spine, smaller chips along the top except at the flaps; old cellotape repairs apparent on the reverse. Withal, a sound copy if not a beautiful one. In an archival plastic protector. Size: 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall. Second Edition.. Hard Cover. Very Good Minus/Very Good Minus. Dust jacket present. 
Price: 150.00 USD
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196 MacSwiney, Terence Principles of Freedom
New York E.P. Dutton 1921 Third Edition. Hardcover Very Good Plus No Jacket 
New York: E.P. Dutton, 1921. MacSwiney (1879-1920), poet, playwright, and newspaper editor, was elected Mayor of Cork during the Irish War for Independence. Arrested for sedition, he died in Brixton Prison afdter a 74-day hunger strike, which galvanized world opinion.This is a better than Very Good copy of the Third American Edition, identical to the First and Second and printed in the same year. Bright green cloth binding with gilt-filled blindstamping; Irish harp and clovers decorate the front cover. Clean text, bright and fresh; 244 pages. Light soil, gilt on spine a bit faded. Lacking the dustjacket. Size: 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall. Third Edition.. Hard Cover. Very Good Plus/No Jacket. 
Price: 150.00 USD
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197 Madden, R.R. The Life and Times of Robert Emmet By R.R. Madden, M.D., M.R.I.A. With Numerous Notes and Additions, and a Portrait on Steel. Also A Memoir of Thomas Addis Emmet. With a Portrait on Steel
New York P.M. Haverty, P.J. Kenedy, Excelsior Catholic Publishing House 1856 First American Edition. Hardcover Very Good No Jacket 
New York: P.M. Haverty, P.J. Kenedy, Excelsior Catholic Publishing House, 1856. Richard Robert Madden (1798-1886) was a medical doctor, an abolitionist, and an important historian on the United Irishmen and the Rebellion of 1798. Robert Emmet was executed by the British, but Thomas Addis was able to relocate to the United States, where he had a distinguished career as a jurist. This work was originally published in 1844 (Glasgow & Dublin) and with several reprintings after, this is a Very Good copy of the First American Edition. Blue decorative cloth binding, with floral motifs (oddly, a palm tree!) stamped in black; with the title in gilt; same format on the spine. Clean text; 328 pages, with four pages of publisher's adverts in the rear. There is spotting, heavier at the endpapers, less so throughout the text. Bumped corners, with rubbing at the crown and foot of the spine. There is a splash of what might be ink across the rear cover (nothing on the front). Still, a solid and very attractive copy. Size: 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall. First American Edition.. Decorative Cloth. Very Good/No Jacket. First Edition. 
Price: 150.00 USD
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198 Maginniss, Thomas Hobbs Jr. The Irish Contribution to America's Independence
Philadelphia The Doire Publishing Company 1913 First Edition Hardcover Near Fine No Jacket 
Philadelphia: The Doire Publishing Company, 1913. This is a Near Fine copy of the First Edition. Not common. Blue cloth binding with a paper label on the front cover; no titling on the spine. Clean text; 140 pages. While Quercus has been unable to discover information about the author, the book has been cited as a source; of value to historians or genealogists is a listing of Irish who served in the Revolutionary War. Light bumping and rub to margins of the spine; some spotting at the Preface, and a small scribble on the rear paste-down. The rear gutter has cracked, but is holding strongly.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine/No Jacket. 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall. First Edition. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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199 Mandat-Grancy, The Baron E. De Paddy at Home ("Chez Paddy")
London Chapman and Hall, Limited 1887 Second Edition Hardcover Good No Jacket 
London: Chapman and Hall, Limited, 1887. Baron de Mandat-Grancy (1842-1911) worked as a journalist and travel writer. "Chez Paddy" is sympathetic to the situation of the Irish, but he did not think rebellion would happen. His economic theories saw emmigration or protection as the only options. The review in "The Economist" (8/6/1887) calls him an "intelligent observer" and a "charming writer." Quercus notes, however, that his conservative views were more than tinged with racism in the book he wrote on America, and he enjoys some popularity among current white nationalists. This is a Good only copy of the Second Edition (stated). An uncommon title. Green cloth binding, ruled on the front cover with title in black. Gilt titling on the spine, with two shamrocks in black. Translation from the French by A.P. Morton. Clean text; xvi, 307 pages. There is rubbing at the margins, and the book is shaken due to both hinges being cracked. Please note the condition issues; Quercus must offer this as a Binding Copy, in need of repair or restoration. . Second Edition. Hard Cover. Good/No Jacket. 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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200 Marlow, Joyce The Uncrowned Queen of Ireland. The Life of 'Kitty' O'Shea
New York Saturday Review Press/ E.P. Dutton 1975 0841503745 / 9780841503748 First Edition. Hardcover Very Good Very Good 
New York: Saturday Review Press/ E.P. Dutton, 1975. Bigraphy detailing the poignant love affair between Kitty O'Shea and Charles Stuart Parnell that doomed the cause of Home Rule for Ireland. This is a Very Good copy of the First American Edition. Yellow boards with black cloth spine; gilt lettering. 334 pages; indexed. Laid-in is a newspaper article from the NY Times that has left some offset to the front endpapers.The dustjacket is unclipped, shows some minor wrinkling and rubbing at the margins; the rear flap has a split at the seam. In an archival plastic protector Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. First Edition.. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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