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201 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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202 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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203 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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204 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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205 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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206 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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207 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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208 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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209 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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210 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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211 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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212 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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213 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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214 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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215 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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216 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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217 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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218 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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219 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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220 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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