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201 Marx, Karl and Frederick Engels Ireland and the Irish Question
Moscow Progress Publishers 1971 First Edition. Hardcover Very Good Minus No Jacket 
Moscow: Progress Publishers, 1971. A valuable sourcebook of material by Marx and Engels that related to Ireland; there is no question that socialist thought was an interesting and prominent factor in some areas of Irish nationalism This is a Very Good (Minus) copy of the First Edition (stated First Printing). Light gray cloth binding with gilt lettering. Clean text; 518 pages, indexed. Slight sunning around the margins; lacking a dustjacket. 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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202 McCarthy, Justin A History of Our Own Times. From the Accession of Queen Victoria to the General Election of 1880 (Two Volumes)
New York Harper & Brothers Publishers 1880 First American Edition. Hardcover Very Good (Plus) No Jacket 
New York: Harper & Brothers Publishers, 1880. One of the most important works of contemporary Victorian history by the famed Irish novelist, historian, and politician. These are very Good (Plus) to Near Fine copies of the First American Edition. Two volumes in green cloth binding with gilt titling on the spines; Harper logo stamped on the front covers. Clean texts; 559 pages and 682 pages, indexed; with a 12-page publisher's catalog of "Valuable and Interesting Works for Public & Private libraries." Light scuffing and minor rubbing at the margins. The tissue guard for the frontis portrait of McCarthy in Volume One has tanned and offset a bit to the Title Page. Very sound copies of this classic work, and easily readable today.. First American Edition.. Hard Cover. Very Good (Plus)/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. First Edition. 
Price: 150.00 USD
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203 McCarthy, Justin A Short History of Our Own Times. From the Accession of Queen Victoria to the General Election of 1880
New York Harper & Bros 1884 First American Edition. Hardcover Very Good No Jacket 
New York: Harper & Bros, 1884. This is a Very Good copy of the abridged edition of the great Irish historian's famous history. First American Edition, which is uncommon. Maroon cloth binding with gilt lettering on the spine (the spine has faded to brown but the gilt lettering is still visible). Clean text; 448 pages, indexed. There is a publisher's advert for the two-volume quarto edition in the front. Rubbed at the head and foot of the spine and mildly bumped. Withal, a sound copy. Size: 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall. First American Edition.. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket. First Edition. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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204 McCarthy, Justin An Irishman's Story
New York & London Macmillan 1905 First Edition. Hardcover Very Good Minus No Jacket 
New York & London: Macmillan, 1905. This is a Very Good (minus) copy of the First Edition. Green cloth binding, ruled in gilt, with gilt lettering and a shamrock on the front cover. Clean text; 436 pages, indexed. This is an attractive volume, with the green and gilt still very bright, but both front and back gutters have cracked, so that nice binding is loose; a minor repair would make this a very servicable copy. Please note the condition issue: Quercus must offer this as a binding copy, in need of repair or restoration. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. First Edition.. Hard Cover. Very Good Minus/No Jacket. First Edition. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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205 McCarthy, Justin An Irishman's Story
New York & London The Macmillan Company 1904 First American Edition. Hardcover Very Good Plus No Jacket 
New York & London: The Macmillan Company, 1904. The Irish politician Justin McCarthy (1830-1912) was a nationalist MP. a novelist, and a respected historian. Interestingly, his son followed the same path, and this memoir is dedicated to him. This is a Very Good (Plus) copy of the First American Edition. Green cloth binding, ruled in gilt, with gilt lettering and a shamrock on the front cover. Clean text; 436 pages, indexed, with two pages of publisher's adverts in the rear. Top edge is gilt, otheres rough-cut.This is an attractive volume, with the green and gilt still very bright. Mild bumping, some pencil notes on Page Two, and a finger smudge on the page opposite the title; else a Fine copy. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. First American Edition.. Hard Cover. Very Good Plus/No Jacket. First Edition. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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206 McCarthy, Justin An Outline of Irish History
London Chatto & Windus 1883 First Edition. Hardcover Very Good No Jacket 
London: Chatto & Windus, 1883. Justin H. McCarthy (1830-1912), one of the great Victorian scholars, a novelist and historian, who also had a long political career. His "History of Our Own Times" is a classic. This is a Very Good copy of the First Edition, an uncommon book in the McCarthy canon. No publication date, but per Copac and OCLC, ackowledged to be 1883. Held by only one institution in the USA and six in the UK; not among the almost 100 McCarthy titles held by the Library of Congress. Green cloth binding with black lettering. Clean text; 127 pages plus a 32-page catalog of Chattus offerings as of December 1882. Size: 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall. First Edition.. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket. First Edition. 
Price: 100.00 USD
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207 McCarthy, Justin An Outline of Irish History From the Earliest Times to the Present Day
London Chatto & Windus 1883 First Edition. Hardcover Very Good No Jacket Signed
London: Chatto & Windus, 1883. Justin H. McCarthy (1830-1912), one of the great Victorian scholars, a novelist and historian, who also had a long political career. His "History of Our Own Times" is a classic. This is a Very Good copy of the First Edition, quite a scarce book in the McCarthy canon. No publication date, but per Copac and OCLC, ackowledged to be 1883. Held by only one institution in the USA and six in the UK; not among the almost 100 McCarthy titles held by the Library of Congress. Green cloth binding with black lettering. Clean text; 127 pages plus a 32-page catalog of Chattus offerings as of December 1882. Three small stampings indicate the copy was once held in Scotland. This copy has been SIGNED & INSCRIBED by the Author on the half-title. Moderate soil; the book is holding well, but Quercus would recommend some reinforcement to preserve this important artifact. 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: 250.00 USD
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Ireland's Cause in England's Parliament, McCarthy, Justin
208 McCarthy, Justin Ireland's Cause in England's Parliament
Boston Ticknor & Company 1888 First Edition. Hardcover Good Plus No Jacket 
Boston: Ticknor & Company, 1888. EXTREMELY SCARCE. This is an Good Only copy of the First Edition. Green cloth binding with black lettering. 132 pages with 4 pages of publisher's adverts in the rear. This is an ex-libris copy with typical stamps (indicated last check-out was 1979) and the gutters are starting to separate: although holding, the webbing is exposed. Quercus can only speculate on the reason for the deaccession of such a rare and important volume, but suspects that digitalization may be involved. Please note the condition issues; Quercus offers this book as a Binding Copy, in need of some repair and/or restoration. No dustjacket; in an archival plastic protector. Size: 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall. First Edition.. Hard Cover. Good Plus/No Jacket. First Edition. 
Price: 200.00 USD
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209 McCarthy, Justin Reminiscences (2 Volumes)
New York & London Harper & Bros 1899 First Edition. Hardcover Near Fine No Jacket 
New York & London: Harper & Bros, 1899. The Irish politician Justin McCarthy (1830-1912) was a nationalist in the Home Rule camp; he was also a very popular historian of the Victorian world. These are Very Good Plus to Near Fine copies of the First Edition. Green ribbed cloth binding with gilt lettering, showing very light usage. Two volumes, 387 pages and 424 pages, with 4 pages of (unopened) publisher's adverts at the end of the second volume. Clean text; deckled edges and gilt topedge. Thesre is a contemporary (1899) previous-owner inscription on the FFEP of volume one. Quite presentable copies; no dustjackets. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. First Edition.. Hard Cover. Near Fine/No Jacket. First Edition. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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210 McCarthy, Michael J.F. Priests and People in Ireland
Dublin & London Hodges, Figgis & Co., Ltd. & Simpkin, Marshall, Hamilton, Kent & Co., Lyd 1903 Second Printing. Hardcover Very Good Plus No Jacket 
Dublin & London: Hodges, Figgis & Co., Ltd. & Simpkin, Marshall, Hamilton, Kent & Co., Lyd, 1903. Michael John Fitzgerald (1864-1928) McCarthy was an Irish nationalist who was also anti-clerical. This is his third published book. Although Roman Catholic himself, felt that the Church had obtained too much social power, which was "antagonistic to the national weal." This is a Very Good (Plus) to Near Fine copy of the Second Impression of the First Edition. McCarthy notes that he was unprepared for the popularity of his work and did not expect to have more printings. Red cloth binding with gilt lettering on the spine and front cover. Clean text; xvi, 624 pages, with Notes and 46 black and white3 illustrations. Text is exceptionally bright and supple. Some faint stains on the spine (possibly water splatter); mildly bumped and with the spine slightly faded. A solid copy. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Second Printing.. Hard Cover. Very Good Plus/No Jacket. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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211 McGee, Thomas D'Arcy B.C.L. A Popular History of Ireland. From the Earliest Period to the Emancipation of the Catholics...Revised and Continued to the Present Time, By D.P. Conyngham, LL.D. (Two Volumes)
New York P.J. Kenedy/ Excelsior Catholic Publishing House 1903 Later Printing Hardcover Near Fine No Jacket 
New York: P.J. Kenedy/ Excelsior Catholic Publishing House, 1903. This popular history was originally published in 1863. McGee (1825-1868), an Irish nationalist, was assassinated in Canada; David Power Conyngham (1825-1883), a veteran and historian of the American Civil War, completed the work. This is a nice set of a reprint edition in Very Good (Plus) condition. Green cloth binding with gilt lettering on the spine. Clean texts; xxii, 464 pages; volume two continues pagination to 993 and has an Index. All page edges with red stain. Light bumping, very mild wear. Gift inscriptions and stamping on front paste-downs. Later chop from another owner.. Later Printing. Hard Cover. Near Fine/No Jacket. 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall. 
Price: 100.00 USD
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212 McGuire, James K, The King, The Kaiser, and Irish Freedom
New York Wolfe Tone 1915 Later Printing. Hardcover Near Fine Very Good 
New York: Wolfe Tone, 1915. McGuire (1868-1923),the "boy mayor" of Syracuse, New York, and an ardent Irish nationalist, supported an alliance with Germany against England. An extremely popular book, it was also published in the same year by Devin-Adair in a larger format; the Wolfe Tone is less common. This is a Fine copy of the Sixth Edition. Red cloth binding with gilt lettering. 285 pages. Clean and fresh text that ends: "God bless Germany! God save Ireland!" The dustjacket (which is extremely scarce) is Very Good, showing some edgewear with minor creases and chips at the margins. The price appears on the spine, and the rear panel notes that "the work is prohibited from circulation in Ireland and Canada." In an archival plastic protector. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Later Printing.. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Very Good. Dust jacket present. 
Price: 100.00 USD
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213 McGuire, James K, The King, the Kaiser, and Irish Freedom
New York Devin-Adair 1915 First Edition. Hardcover Very Good (Plus) No Jacket 
New York: Devin-Adair, 1915. McGuire (1868-1923), known as the "Boy Mayor" of Syracuse, New York, was an ardent Irish nationalist. He supported an alliance with Germany to defeat England and win Irish freedom. This is a Very Good (Plus) to Near Fine copy of the First Edition. Bright red cloth binding, with gilt titling on the spine and front cover. Clean text; 313 pages, with six pages of publisher adverts in the rear. This is a PRESENTATION COPY; laid-in is a complimentary card from the author dated March 1, 1915. There is a bookplate on the front paste-down. The middle signature, which has an illustration of the patriot Daniel O'Connell, is loose. This is a publishing defect, not a sign of wear or damage; it has never been bound in. No dustjacket; in an archival plastic protector. . First Edition.. Hard Cover. Very Good (Plus)/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. First Edition. 
Price: 100.00 USD
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214 McGuire, James K, The King, the Kaiser, and Irish Freedom
New York Devin-Adair 1915 First Edition. Hardcover Good Plus No Jacket 
New York: Devin-Adair, 1915. McGuire (1868-1923) was an ardent Irish nationalist, supporting Germany to defeat England. This is a Good only copy of the First Edition. Alternative green cloth binding (also seen in a red binding), very bright and clean. Gilt lettering and a paper spine label. Clean text; 313 pages with 6 pages of publisher's adverts in the rear. Laid-in is a duplicate spine label and there are very interesting penciled comments by a previous owner (dated in 1915, with purchase price) on the FFEP. This would be a Near Fine copy, but both front and back gutters have split. Please note the condition issues; Quercus offers this book as a Binding Copy, in need of repair or restoration. No dustjacket; in an archival plastic protector. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. First Edition.. Hard Cover. Good Plus/No Jacket. First Edition. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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215 Meehan, Rev. C,P., M.R.I.A. The Fate and Fortunes of Hugh O'Neill, Earl of Tyrone, and Rory O'Donell, Earl of Tyrconnell; Their Flight from Ireland, and Death in Exile
Dublin James Duffy & Sons 1886 Third Edition. Hardcover Near Fine No Jacket 
Dublin: James Duffy & Sons, 1886. An important biography, originally published in 1868. Reverend Charles Patrick Meehan (1812-1890) was also a poet, historian, biographer, and an editor of "The Nation." This is a Very Good Plus to Near Fine copy of the Third Edition, "Enlarged, with Notes" (First Edition Thus). Green cloth binding, ruled on the boards; gilt lettering on the spine, with a heraldic device on the front cover. Clean text; 450 pages, with Appendix and Index, and with 3 pages of "Opinions of the Press" in the rear. Tiny bit of bumping; cracked at the Title Page but holding well. Generally an excellent copy, still bright, supple, and clear to read. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Third Edition.. Decorative Cloth. Near Fine/No Jacket. 
Price: 200.00 USD
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216 Mitchel, George J. Making Peace
New York Knopf 1999 0375406069 / 9780375406065 First Edition. Hardcover Fine Fine Signed
New York: Knopf, 1999. Mitchell's behind-the-scenes account of the historic Peace Accord in Northern Ireland. A Fine copy of the First Edition, in a Fine, unclipped dustjacket. This copy has been SIGNED by the author on a tipped-in plate on the half-title (there is also a small "compliments" sticker). In an archival plastic protector. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Signed by Author. First Edition.. Hard Cover. Fine/Fine. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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217 Mitchel, John An Apology for the British Government in Ireland
Dublin O Donoghue & Company and M.H. Gill & Son 1905 First Thus. Hardcover Very Good No Jacket 
Dublin: O Donoghue & Company and M.H. Gill & Son, 1905. John Mitchel (1815-1875) the nationalist writer who founded the "United Irishman" newspaper, suffered criminal transport to Tasmania, from which he escaped and made his way to America. His "Jail Journal" is one of the most famous books in the Irish canon of prison narratives. This is a Very Good copy of an obscure Mitchel work, originally published in 1860. Quite rare; copies held by the British Library and Trinity College Dublin; no copies in USA. Green pebbled cloth with white lettering. The text is clean and bright, if a bit stiff; 90 pages, with six pages of publisher's adverts in the rear. The covers are worn, with some bubbling, and there is a chip to the lowere front edge of the spine. Size: 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall. First Thus.. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket. First Edition. 
Price: 150.00 USD
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218 Mitchel, John Ireland From the Siege of Limerick
London, Manchester, & Glasgow R. & T. Washbourne 1870 Reprint Paperback Very Good Minus No Jacket 
London, Manchester, & Glasgow: R. & T. Washbourne, 1870. Full title: "The History of Ireland, From the Treaty of Limerick to the Present Time: Being a Continuation of the History of the Abbe MacGeoghegan," perhaps Mitchel's second-most-famous work. This is a reprint of the Cameron & Ferguson edition of 1869. No publication date; Quercus arbitraily assigns it to one year later. Not often seen in wraps, and scarce. Clean text; 265 pages, with appendices. The rear panel lists some 20 "Irish Publications" produced by Washbourne for the diaspora. Very Good (Minus) condition: the light green covers have some chips and tears and have been repaired with cello tape. Please note the condition issue; due to the need for some repair Quercus offers this as a Binding Copy only. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Reprint. Original Wraps. Very Good Minus/No Jacket. 
Price: 65.00 USD
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219 Mitchel, John Jail Journal
Dublin M.H. Gill & Son UNKNOWN. Hardcover Near Fine Very Good Plus 
Dublin: M.H. Gill & Son One of the most famous and influential books of modern Irish history. Mitchel, a militant revolutionary, was convicted of sedition and transported to Tasmania by the British. Escaping to New York, he published his diary and founded "The United Irishman." It has been reprinted many times in the past 100 years. No publication date. Per OCLC, this is most PROBABLY the edition of 1950. A Near Fine copy. Green cloth binding with gilt lettering. 463 pages. Preface by Arthur Griffith. The text is fresh and clean; contemporary inscription in Irish on FFEP; light offsetting to the endpapers; corners lightly bumped. The dustwrapper is complete and unclipped, with light edgewear, showing some tan to the white areas. In an archival plastic protector. Withal, a very nice copy of an important work. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. UNKNOWN.. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Very Good Plus. Dust jacket present. 
Price: 150.00 USD
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220 Mitchel, John The History of Ireland Ancient and Modern, Taken from the Most Authentic Records, and Dedicated to the Irish Brigade. By the Abbe Mac-Geoghegan, With a Continuation from the Treaty of Limerick to the Year 1868 By John Mitchel. Revised and Continued .
New York & Montreal D. & J. Sadlier & Co. 1887 Later Printing. Hardcover Very Good Plus No Jacket 
New York & Montreal: D. & J. Sadlier & Co., 1887. John Mitchel (1815-1875) founded the "United Irishman" newspaper, suffered criminal transport to Tasmania; he escaped and made his way to America where he became an effective advocate for Irish nationalism. This is one of his most popular works, the 1758 history by Abbe (James) MacGeoghegen to which he appended his more partisan addition (it is often titled as "The National History of Ireland," as it is on the cover here). This is a beautiful Victorian edition in a decorative binding, produced by Sadlier for the Irish dispora in America. Crown octavo, a large and heavy book (4.5 pounds). Brown pebbled cloth binding with decorative blindstamping filled with gilt. 686 pages, with gilded edges. The text is clean and supple, very easy to read today. Because of the size and weight of these decorative tomes (which may be called the "coffee table books" of their day, they often survive only with significant damage. The hinges here are cracked but holding nicely. Despite bumped corners and a little rubbing at the head and crown of the spine, this is one of the nicer copies Quercus has seen. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Later Printing.. Decorative Cloth. Very Good Plus/No Jacket. 
Price: 250.00 USD
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