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201 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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202 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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203 Hanley, James Aria and Finale
London Boriswood Limited 1932 First Edition Hardcover Very Good (Plus) Very Good James Boswell 
London: Boriswood Limited, 1932. This is a Very Good (Plus) copy of the First Edition. Not common. Turquoise cloth binding with gilt titling on the spine.Clean text; 128 pages, some unopened. Sun fading to top of front cover and the margins of the spine. The striking dustwrapper, a wood cut by James Boswell, is Very Good. It is complete, with some edgewear; also sun to spine and margins; small chip and closed to front cover. Nonetheless, the book presents very well. In an archival plastic protector.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good (Plus)/Very Good. Illus. by James Boswell. 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 100.00 USD
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204 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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205 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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206 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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207 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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208 Heaney, Seamus Crediting Poetry. The Nobel Lecture
New York Farrar Straus Giroux 1996 First Edition Hardcover Near Fine Fine 
New York: Farrar Straus Giroux, 1996. This is a Near Fine copy of the First Edition (stated). Light yellow paper-covered boards, with black titling on the spine and "SH" on the front cover. Clean text; 54 pages; very fresh. The dustjacket is unclipped, also Fine. In an archival plastic protector.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Fine. 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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209 Heaney, Seamus Sweeney Astray. A Version from the Irish
Derry A Field Day Publication 1983 0946755035 / 9780946755035 First Ed Hardcover Fine Fine Colin Middleton 
Derry: A Field Day Publication, 1983. Seaumus Heaney (1939-2013) received the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1995. Here he rendered into English one of the great Medieval epics of Ireland. Published by the Field Day Theatre Company, which was founded by Brian Friel, another prominentt Irish author. This is a Fine copy of the First Edition. Light gray "oatmeal" cloth binding with titling on the spine in black; helmet decoration on the front cover. Clean text; x, 77 pages. The dustwrapper is also Fine; in an archival plastic protector.. First Ed. Hard Cover. Fine/Fine. Illus. by Colin Middleton. 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 150.00 USD
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210 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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211 Heaney, Seamus (Translator) Beowulf. A New Verse Translation (Bilingual Edition)
New York Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2000 0374111197 / 9780374111199 Fourth Printing. Hardcover Near Fine Near Fine 
New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2000. This is a Near Fine copy of the Fourth Printing of the First Bilingual Edition (stated). Speckled gray paper-covered boards with a black cloth spine, with silver titling on the spine. Clean text; xxxi, 213 pages, followed by Family Trees and Acknowledgements. Light rub to spine and slight splay, else a Fine copy. The dustjacket is unclipped, with a faint crease on the spine. Sticker for "Winner of the Whitbread Award" on front panel.In an archival plastic protector.. Fourth Printing.. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Near Fine. 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Dust jacket present. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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212 Henderson, Archibald Table-Talk of G.B.S. Conversations on Things in General Between George Bernard Shaw and His Biographer
New York & London Harper & Bros 1925 First Edition. Hardcover Very Good Minus No Jacket 
New York & London: Harper & Bros, 1925. An important biographic source on the great Anglo-Irish playwright. This is a Very Good (Minus) copy of the First Edition. 162 pages; clean text but previous-owner notes occasionally and on rear endpaper. Green cloth binding, lightly rubbed. Paper spine label darkened but still readable. The frontis photograph of Shaw is detached but present. A previous cello-tape repair has given way. No dustjacket. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. First Edition.. Hard Cover. Very Good Minus/No Jacket. First Edition. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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213 Henryson, Robert & Seamus Heaney (Translator) The Testament of Cresseid and Seven Fables
New York Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2009 First American Edition. Hardcover Fine Near Fine 
New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2009. The Irish poet was awarded the Nobel prize for Literature in 1995; here he offers his version of the medieval Scottish epic. This is a Fine copy of the First American Edition. Purple paper-covered boards with gilt lettering on the spine. Clean text; xix, 183 pages. The dustjacket is unclipped and Near Fine (three small scuffs on the rear panel). In an archival plastic protector.. First American Edition.. Hard Cover. Fine/Near Fine. 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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214 Herron, Shaun The Whore-Mother
New York M. Evans & Co 1973 First American Edition. Hardcover Near Fine Very Good Plus 
New York: M. Evans & Co, 1973. First American Edition of this thriller set among the Provisional Wing of the IRA. Near Fine copy has just a slight spread to the boards (no bumps). Unclipped DJ is tanning, partcularly on the spine, with a little rubbing there as well. Evidence of an old sticker removal on front panel. In Archival plastic protector. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. First American Edition.. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Very Good Plus. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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215 Herron, Shaun The Whore-Mother
London Jonathan Cape 1973 0224008951 / 9780224008952 First Edition. Hardcover Very Good Plus Very Good Minus 
London: Jonathan Cape, 1973. This is a Very Good (Plus) copy of the First English Edition of this IRA thriller. Dark green paper-covered boards with gilt titling on the spine. Clean text; 281 pages. Some staining on the top and foredge; light foxing starting on the bottom. The dustjacket is unclipped and very bright, but has some wear on the edges with small nicks & a chip to the head of the spine. In an archival plastic protector. . First Edition.. Hard Cover. Very Good Plus/Very Good Minus. 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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216 Hickey, Des & Gus Smith Flight from the Celtic Twilight
Indianapolis & New York Bobbs-Merrill 1973 First American Edition. Hardcover Fine Fine 
Indianapolis & New York: Bobbs-Merrill, 1973. Why have so many great Irish literary and theatrical figures left Ireland to achieve their artistic fullfillmenty? The answer may be here! This is a Fine copy of the First American Edition. Green paste bopards with gilt lettering. Inban unclipped, Near Fine dustjacket (with just a touch of edgewear). In an archival plastic protector. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. First American Edition.. Hard Cover. Fine/Fine. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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217 Hogan, David Dark Mountain and Other Stories
Dublin & Cork Talbot Press 1931 First Edition. Hardcover Very Good Plus No Jacket 
Dublin & Cork: Talbot Press, 1931. Pseudonym of Frank B. Gallagher (1893-1962), an imprisoned member of the Irish Volunteers. Stories written from a republican subject and slant! Works by Hogan are uncommon to scarce. This is a Very Good Plus to Near Fine copy of the First Edition. Black cloth binding with gilt lettering (now faded) on the spine. The corners are lightly bumped. Period gift inscription on FFEP. Dustwrapper is absent. 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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218 Hone, Joseph The Life of George Moore. With an Account of His Last Years By His Cook and Housekeeper Clara Warville
New York Macmillan 1936 First Edition. Hardcover Very Good No Jacket 
New York: Macmillan, 1936. A well-written early biography of the great Irish writer who was an influence on James Joyce. This is a Very Good copy of the First Edition. Blue cloth binding with dark gray spine. Edges a bit dusty, minor soiling. Clean text; 515 pages, appendices and index. Endpapers tanned at the paste-downs. No dustjacket. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. First Edition.. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket. First Edition. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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219 Hutchins, Patricia James Joyce's World
London Methuen 1957 First Edition. Hardcover Near Fine Very Good 
London: Methuen, 1957. Hutchins interviewed many who knew Joyce as part of her original research. This is a Near Fine copy of the First Edition. Green cloth binding with bright gilt titlling on the spine. Clean Text; 256 pages, indexed; 37 halftone and 2 line illustrations. The dustwrapper is Very Good or better; it has been clipped, and has some edgewear, with light wrinkling at the head of the spine. 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: 30.00 USD
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220 Hutchinson, Pearse Expansions
Dublin Dolmen Press 1969 First Edition. Hardcover Near Fine Very Good Plus 
Dublin: Dolmen Press, 1969. Near Fine copy of the First Edition. Light green cloth binding with gilt lettering. Slight splay to boards and previous owner chop on bastard title, else Fine. Unclipped DJ shows a bit of wear to the head of the spine, which is darkening; tinyl stain to middle of front panel. In an archival plastic protector. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. First Edition.. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Very Good Plus. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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