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181 Gregory, Lady Augusta Irish Folk-History Plays. First Series,The Tragedies
New York & London G.P. Putnam's Sons 1912 First American Edition. Hardcover Very Good Minus No Jacket 
New York & London: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1912. Volume One only, containing three plays by the founder and patron of the Irish National (Abbey) Theatre: "Grania," "Kincora," and "Dervorgilla." This is a Very Good (Minus) copy of the First Edition. Blue-gray paper-covered boards with linen spine and a paper label. Clean text; 207 pages, with 3 pages of publisher's adverts in the rear. An an ex-libris copy, with stampings and a bookplate, but no pocket; white numbering on the spine. A decent place-holder for an historically important work. No dustjacket. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. First American Edition.. Hard Cover. Very Good Minus/No Jacket. First Edition. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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182 Gregory, Lady Augusta Lady Gregory's Journals
New York Macmillan 1947 First American Edition. Hardcover Fine Very Good 
New York: Macmillan, 1947. A Fine copy of the First American Edition (stated First Edition). Edited by Lennox Robinson, covers some of the most important events of the Celtic renaissance by a founder of the Abbey Theatre. Greenish-grey cloth binding with green lettering. DJ is unclipped, shows a bit of wear with some nicks and chips at the margins. In a protective plastic cover. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. First American Edition.. Hard Cover. Fine/Very Good. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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183 Gregory, Lady Augusta Lady Gregory's Journals 1916-1930
London Putnam 1946 First Edition. Hardcover Near Fine No Jacket 
London: Putnam, 1946. Lady Gregory was a leading light (and underwriter) of the Celtic Revival; one of the founders of the Abbey Theatre in Dublin. This is a Very Good Plus to Near Fine copy of the First Edition. An historically important volume, edited by Lennox Robinson. Blue-black cloth binding with gilt lettering on spine. Lightly bumped with a previous-owner inscription (in Irish) on TP. Bookseller sticker on front panel. No DJ. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. First Edition.. Hard Cover. Near Fine/No Jacket. First Edition. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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184 Gregory, Lady Augusta Lady Gregory's Journals 1916-1930
London Putnam & Company 1946 First Edition. Hardcover Near Fine Near Fine 
London: Putnam & Company, 1946. Friend and patron of William Butler Yeats and just about every other member of the Irish Literary Renaissance, Lady Gregory was a founder of what became Ireland's national theatre, the Abbey. These journals cover the most significant years for both Irish politics and artistic endeavors. Edited by Lennox Robinson. This is a Near Fine copy of the First English Edition. Black cloth binding; gilt lettering on the spine. Clean text; 344 pages, indexed. Edges have shelf-dust, perhaps the tiniest hint of foxing to the fore-edge, else Fine. The dustwrapper is striking - illustrated by a woodcut done by Elinor Monsell for the Abbey Theatre in 1899 (much more interesting than the rather plain job done with the American edition). Not price-clipped, just a bit of edgewear, else Fine. A lovely copy, perhaps the best we have seen; in an archival plastic protector. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. First Edition.. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Near Fine. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 90.00 USD
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185 Gregory, Lady Augusta Mirandolina: A Comedy Translated & Adapted from La Locandiera of Goldoni
London & New York G.P. Putnam's Sons 1924 First Edition. Hardcover Very Good No Jacket 
London & New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1924. An adaptation of Goldoni's 1751 comedy, originally produced at the Abbey Theatre 1910, with Irish characters substituted; here recast back into the original Italy. This is a Very Good copy of the First Edition, which is scarce in the Trade. Blue cloth binding with gilt lettering. Clean text; 77 pages, including a Note by the Lady. Light wear and soil, mildly bumped, with a small tear at the head of the spine. No dust wrapper. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. First Edition.. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket. First Edition. 
Price: 100.00 USD
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186 Gregory, Lady Augusta My First Play
London Elkin,Mathews & Marrot 1930 Limited/Numbered. Hardcover Very Good Plus Poor Signed
London: Elkin,Mathews & Marrot, 1930. A very attractive small book by one of the leading lights of the Irish literary revival of the early 20th century, a founder of the Abbey Theatre. This is a Very Good Plus to Near Fine copy of the Limited Edition (530 copies) SIGNED by Lady Gregory on the Title Page. Decorative paper-covered boards with a lavender cloth spine and a paper label on the front cover. Clean text, perhaps starting to tan at the edges. Endpapers typically foxed. Numbers 500 to 530 of the printing were reserved for presentation; Quercus believes this copy to be #517, but the writing is not perfectly clear. Present is the extremely scarce dustwrapper, but it is in poor condition, having separated at both flaps and the spine; currently it is held together by an archival plastic protector. Size: 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall. Signed by Author. Limited/Numbered.. Hard Cover. Very Good Plus/Poor. Dust jacket present. 
Price: 600.00 USD
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187 Gregory, Lady Augusta New Comedies
New York & London G.P. Putnam's Sons 1913 First Edition. Hardcover Very Good No Jacket 
New York & London: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1913. Includes four of Lady Gregory's plays. This is a Very Good copy of the First American Edition. No longer common. Blue paper boards with linen spine (somewhat rubbed), paper label on the spine (which reads "New Irish Comedies"). Portrait of Lady Gregory with facsimile signature on tissue guard. Clean text. 166 pages with publisher's adverts at the end. There is a small inked date (1913) on the FFEP; laid-in is a contemporary paper bookmark. No dustjacket; in an archival plastic protector. . First Edition.. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket. 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall. First Edition. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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188 Gregory, Lady Augusta Seven Short Plays By Lady Gregory
Dublin & Boston Maunsel & Luce 1909 First American Edition. Hardcover Very Good No Jacket 
Dublin & Boston: Maunsel & Luce, 1909. Early dramatic works by a leading light of the Irish Literary Renaissance and founder of the Abbey Theatre in Dublin. This is a Very Good copy of the First American Edition. Almost turquoise green boards with a brown linen spine; deckle-edge; paper label.Corners bumped, with a small loss. Some pages are unopened. A fairly scarce title; no copies of this edition currently in OCLC. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. First American Edition.. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket. First Edition. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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189 Gregory, Lady Augusta Seventy Years 1852-1922. Being the Autobiography of Lady Gregory
New York Macmillan 1976 0025455508 / 9780025455504 First American Edition. Hardcover Fine Near Fine 
New York: Macmillan, 1976. Lady Gregory (1852-1932) was a major figure in the Irish Literary Revival and a founder of the Abbey Theatre. This is the final version of her autobiography, not discovered until 1972. Fine copy. Gray cloth binding with gilt lettering. The DJ has been clipped, else Fine. In an archival plastic protector. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. First American Edition.. Hard Cover. Fine/Near Fine. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 40.00 USD
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190 Gregory, Lady Augusta The Image. A Play in Three Acts
Dublin Maunsel & Company 1910 First Thus. Paperback Very Good Plus No Jacket 
Dublin: Maunsel & Company, 1910. One of Augusta, Lady Gregory's most famous plays. This is a Very Good (Plus) copy, in wraps, of the First Edition, much less common than the hardbound version. Greenish-gray covers with black lettering on the front; the rear cover has a list of Irish plays published by Maunsel. Light edgewear; some spotting on the fore-edge and endpapers. The Title Page has a stamp (owner?) that is dated 1911. A sound copy in an uncommon format. Size: 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall. First Thus.. Soft Cover. Very Good Plus/No Jacket. First Edition. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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191 Gregory, Lady Augusta The Kiltartan Moliere
Dublin Maunsel & Company Ltd. 1910 First Edition. Hardcover Good No Jacket 
Dublin: Maunsel & Company Ltd., 1910. Translation by Augusta, Lady gregory of three plays by Moliere: "The Miser," "The Doctor In Spite of Himself," and "The Rogueries of Scapin." This is a Good to Very Good (Minus) copy of the First Edition. Not common. Green paper-covered boards with linen spine and a paper label. The spine has darkened but is quite readable; the edges of the spine have split and are barely holding. Clean text; 231 pages. Please note the condition issue; Quercus must offer this as a Binding Copy, in need of repair or restoration. No dustwrapper.l. First Edition.. Hard Cover. Good/No Jacket. 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall. First Edition. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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192 Gregory, Lady Augusta Three Wonder Plays. The Dragon - Aristotle's Bellows - The Jester
New York G.P. Putnam's Sons 1922 First American Edition. Hardcover Very Good Minus No Jacket 
New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1922. Three later plays by the founder of Dublin's Abbey Theatre, a friend and colleague of William Butler Yeats and others connected with the Irish Literary Revival. A scarce title. This is a Very Good Minus copy of the First American Edition. Gray-green cloth binding with paper label on spine; spine darkened and moderate soil; what seems to be a paint stain on the rear board. The original cast of "The Dragon" starred Barry Fitzgerald, later a fine character actor in American movies. No dustjacket; in an archival plastic protector. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. First American Edition.. Hard Cover. Very Good Minus/No Jacket. First Edition. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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193 Grossman, Allen R. Poetic Knowledge in the Early Yeats. A Study of The Wind among the Reeds
Charlottesville The University Press of Virginia 1969 First Edition Hardcover Near Fine No Jacket 
Charlottesville: The University Press of Virginia, 1969. An exploration of the great irish poet's work in the 1890s. This is a Near Fine copy of the First Edition. Not common. Red decorative cloth binding with a rather abstract gilt representation of the reeds on the front cover and gilt titling on the spine. Clean text; 240 pages, indexed, with Notes. Previous-owner signature on the half-title; perhaps some slight fade to the spine; else a Fine copy. Lacking a dustjacket; in an archival plastic protector.. First Edition. Decorative Cloth. Near Fine/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. First Edition. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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194 Gwynn, Stephen (Editor) Scattering Branches. Tributes to the Memory of W.B. Yeats
New York Macmillan 1940 First American Edition. Hardcover Near Fine No Jacket 
New York: Macmillan, 1940. Nine essays by prominent members of the public intellectual class, one of the most interesting being that from his lady-love Maud Gonne detailing the poet's relationship with Irish nationalism. This is a Near Fine copy of the First American Edition, lacking the dustjacket. Green cloth binding with gilt lettering. Clean text; very fresh; 229 pages. Tiny bit of rub at the corners and a previous-owner signature of the FFEP, else Fine. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. First American Edition.. Hard Cover. Near Fine/No Jacket. First Edition. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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195 Hand, William Fair City
Dublin Clonmore & Reynolds 1946 First Edition. Hardcover Fine Very Good 
Dublin: Clonmore & Reynolds, 1946. Novel set in the slums of Dublin, a very scarce title. This is a Fine copy of the First Edition. Blue cloth binding with black spine lettering. The dustwrapper is Very Good Plus; complete and unclipped, just a bit of wrinkling; the rear of the jacket has been internally reinforced with tape. In an archival plastic protector. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. First Edition.. Hard Cover. Fine/Very Good. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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196 Hanley, James Ebb and Flood. A Novel
London John Lane The Bodley Head Ltd. 1932 First Edition Hardcover Very Good (Plus) Very Good 
London: John Lane The Bodley Head Ltd. , 1932. The third novel by the Anglo-Irish novelist (1887-1985) whose second ("Boy," 1931) had been withdrawn by its publisher, charged as "obscene." Hanley was regarded highly as a writer, but never managed huge popular success. This is a Very Good (Plus) copy of the First Edition. Red cloth bindingwith gilt titling on the spine. Clean text; 275 pages, with four pages of publisher's adverts in the rear. Initials of a previous-owner on the FFEP; some slight tanning of the page-ends; spine lightly faded with a bump at the crown. A solid copy, nonetheless. The dustwrapper, in a stunning design by Alan Odle, is unclipped. It shows some edgewear, with a few chips, and there are two cello-tape repairs across the spine. Better than Very Good, but less than Near Fine. In an archival plastic protector.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good (Plus)/Very Good. 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 150.00 USD
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197 Hanley, James Men in Darkness
New York Alfred A. Knopf 1932 First American Edition. Hardcover Very Good (Plus) Very Good 
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1932. An collection of five stories intended by the publisher to introduce Hanley as a major, if controversial, new talent; Knopf had published in the same year his novel "Boy," which had been withdrawn as obscene in England. First published in England by John Lane in 1931. This is a Very Good (Plus) copy of the First American Edition (stated First Edition). Less common than the English. Light gray cloth binding, with titling on the spine inred and black; the front cover reproduces the powerful image of the dustjacket. Clean text; xii, 298 pages; with a Preface by the English philosopher/novelist John Cowper Powys (1872-1963). A sound copy, with some sunfade around the margins. Small set of initials by a previous-owner on the FFEP. The dustjacket is unclipped (although it is without a price; possible an advance review copy); it shows some chipping at the head and foot of the spine, which is a bit darkened. There are tape repairs on the reverse, which are not really apparent from the front of the jacket. In an archival plastic protector.. First American Edition.. Hard Cover. Very Good (Plus)/Very Good. 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 150.00 USD
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198 Hanley, James Stoker Haslett
London Joiner and Steele Ltd 1932 Limited Hardcover Near Fine No Jacket Signed
London: Joiner and Steele Ltd, 1932. A short story or novella by the Irish author (1897-1985) that followed his novel "Boy" that was supressed in England as "obscene" (it was published without problem in the United States. This is a Near Fine copy of the First Edition, which has been SIGNED by the Author and LIMITED to 350 copies (with 50 reserved). Precedes the First Trade Edition by three years. Light tan (almost white) linen binding, with Hanley's signature reproduced on the front cover in gilt. Clean text; 38 pages. The top edge is gilt. There is a previous-owner bookplate, an attractive Deco design, on the front paste-down. Endpapers lightly tanning; else a Fine copy. No dustwrapper; in an archival plastic protector.. Limited. Hard Cover. Near Fine/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. 
Price: 100.00 USD
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199 Hanley, James The Furys
New York The Macmillan Company 1935 First American Edition. Hardcover Near Fine Very Good Plus 
New York: The Macmillan Company, 1935. Born in Dublin, the Anglo-Irish novelist James Hanley (1897-1985) received critical aclaim from the likes of T.E. Lawrence, E.M. Forster, William Faulkner, and Anthony Burgess. He was prolific, but not particularly successful financially. His novel "Boy," (1931) was suppressed in England but published without incident in the USA. This is a Near Fine copy of the First American Edition of what would become a four-volume series of autobiographical novels. Bright red cloth binding with gilt titling on the spine. Clean text; 549 pages. Some staining to the front free endpaper, which also has two small letters by a previous owner. Else, a Fine copy. The dustjacket is Very Good Plus. It is unclipped and showing only a tiny bit of edgewear. There has been tape repair to the reverse, which is not really apparent from the front; in an archival plastic protector.. First American Edition.. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Very Good Plus. 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 100.00 USD
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200 Heaney, Seamus Sweeney Astray. A Version from the Irish
New York Farrar Straus Giroux 1984 First American Edition. Hardcover Fine Fine 
New York: Farrar Straus Giroux, 1984. Heaney received the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1995; his is the first translation of the Irish epic since 1913. First published in Ireland, this is a Fine copy of the First American Edition (stated First American printing). Lime green paper-covered boards, with a tan cloth spine; gilt lettering on the spine. Clean text; 85 pages. The dustjacket is Fine, unclipped; in an archival plastic protector.. First American Edition.. Hard Cover. Fine/Fine. 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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