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201 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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202 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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203 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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204 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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205 Herron, Shaun The Whore-Mother
London Jonathan Cape 1973 0224008951 / 9780224008952 First Edition. Hardcover Very Good Plus Very Good Minus 
London: Jonathan Cape, 1973. First English Edition of this IRA thriller. Copy has some staining on the top and foredge; light foxing starting on the bottom. Unclipped DJ is very bright but is beginning to wear on the edges with small nicks & chips. In an archival plastic protector. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. First Edition.. Hard Cover. Very Good Plus/Very Good Minus. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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206 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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207 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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208 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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209 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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210 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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211 Hyde, Douglas The Love Songs of Connacht Being the Fourth Chapter of the Songs of Connacht, Collected and Translated By Douglas Hyde LL.D., 'An Craoibhin Aoibhinn' President of the Gaelic League
Shannon Irish University Press 1971 0716513293 / 9780716513292 Reprint. Hardcover Fine Near Fine 
Shannon: Irish University Press, 1971. Part of the beautiful series that reproduces the original printed by Elizabeth Yeats at the Dun Emer Press in 1904. Very scarce in the original, as only 300 copies were printed. Douglas Hyde, in addition to his literary work, was to be President of the Irish Republic. This is a Fine copy. Gray paper-covered boards with a yellow linen spine and black lettering on the front cover. Clean text;128 pages. The vellum dustwrapper is present, and is Near Fine, due only to two miniscule chips at the corners. Size: 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall. Reprint.. Hard Cover. Fine/Near Fine. Dust jacket present. 
Price: 125.00 USD
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212 Irvine, William The Universe of G.B.S.
New York Whittlesey House (McGraw-Hill) 1949 First Edition. Hardcover Near Fine Very Good Plus 
New York: Whittlesey House (McGraw-Hill), 1949. This is a Near Fine copy of the First Edition. Maroon cloth binding with gilt lettering. Clean text; 439 pages, indexed. Tiny spot foot of spine, else a Fine copy. The wonderfully illustrated dustjacket is unclipped; some slight nicks and edgewear, small chip to foot of spine. In a plastic protector. Large octavo (heavy book). Size: 64mo - up to 3" tall. First Edition.. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Very Good Plus. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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213 Irwin, Thomas P. Benson's Flying Column. A Story of the Anglo-Irish War
Dublin Talbot Press Later Printing. Hardcover Near Fine Very Good 
Dublin: Talbot Press Although fiction, Irwin claimed this to be a lightly-disguised factual account of the Irish Civil War of 1922-23, focused on the infamous misdeeds of the Auxiliaries ("Black and Tans") and the Irish guerilla response. Today's military would refer to a Flying Column as a Rapid-Response Force: lightly armed but highly mobile. Quercus suspects that Irwin took his title from the irregular Commonwealth force of the Boer War, whose commander was mortally wounded in 1901. An uncommon book. Originally published in December 1936; this is a Near Fine copy of the Sixth Printing. Blue/gray paper-covered boards; blue cloth spine with black lettering. Clean text;; 303 pages. Boards lightly sunned at margins; small stamp on FFEP (perhaps indicating a remainder. The dustwrapper in complete and unclipped (the 3-shilling price is actually on the spine, not the flap). Its cream-coloured paper in lightly worn, with a few light smudges. In an archival plastic protector. Size: 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall. Later Printing.. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Very Good. Dust jacket present. 
Price: 175.00 USD
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214 Jackson, Holbrook Bernard Shaw
Philadelphia & London G.W. Jacobs & E. Grant Richards 1907 First Edition. Hardcover Near Fine No Jacket 
Philadelphia & London: G.W. Jacobs & E. Grant Richards, 1907. Holbrook Jackson (1874-1948) was a journalist, publisher, and bibliophile; this is his fourth book. As a point of interest, Jackson was a Fabian Socialist, and Bernard Shaw had been his patron. This is a Near Fine copy of the First Edition (follows publication designation of Richards). Olive green cloth with gilt lettering. Small spot on bottom of front panel, some light pencil notations throughout, else Fine. In an archival plastic protector. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. First Edition.. Hard Cover. Near Fine/No Jacket. First Edition. 
Price: 40.00 USD
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215 Jeffs, Rae Brendan Behan: Man and Showman
Cleveland World Publishing 1968 First American Edition. Hardcover Fine Near Fine 
Cleveland: World Publishing, 1968. Biography by the editor and friend of the legendary Irish playwright. Fine copy. Unclipped DJ has a bit of edgewear and light surface soiling. In archival plastic protector. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. First American Edition.. Hard Cover. Fine/Near Fine. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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216 Johnson, Lionel Twenty-one Poems Written By Lionel Johnson: Selected By William Butler Yeats
Portland, Maine Thomas B Mosher 1908 Limited Hardcover Near Fine Near Fine 
Portland, Maine: Thomas B Mosher, 1908. Lionel Johnson (1867-1902) published only three volumes during his short lifetime, but he was highly regarded in the overheated literary world of the time. As an aside, history records that he made the introduction of Lord Alfred Douglas, his cousin, to Oscar Wilde. This is a Near Fine copy of an edition of his work LIMITED to 100 copies. An uncommon to scarce title. Mosher drew the first 21 poems from an 1904 issue by Dun Emer Press; Yeats had selected them from volumes printed in 1895 and 1897. For this edition, Mosher added seven others of his own choosing. The fragile vellum binding, with titling in red and black, is the best Quercus has seen. Some extrremely slight age-toning along the very top edge, else a Fine copy. Clean text; vi, 55 pages; printed on Japan vellum. Present is the even-more fragile tissue dustjacket, completely unworn. Now in an archival plastic protector. Truly a lovely book. . Limited. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Near Fine. 16mo - over 5" - 6" tall. Dust jacket present. 
Price: 200.00 USD
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217 Joyce, James A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
New York Heritage Press 1968 First Thus. Hardcover Near Fine Near Fine 
New York: Heritage Press, 1968. This is a lovely edition of Joyce's 1916 masterwork, utilizing the corrected text by Richard Ellmann; the introduction is by Hugh Kenner and it is illustrated by Brian Keogh. A Near Fine copy.Tan cloth binding with an illustration of Joyce on the front cover. 254 pages, clean and unmarked. Laid-in is a copy of "The Sandglass," newsletter from the Heritage Club. The spine label has a tiny bit of rubbing; else Fine. No dustjacket; in a maroon slipcase, as issued. Small bump to one lower corner, else Fine. Quercua notes that the Heritage Press is a great introduction to the fascinating world of fine books. Size: 4to - over 9" - 12" tall. First Thus.. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Near Fine. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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218 Joyce, James A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
New York B.W. Huebsch 1922 Later Printing Hardcover Very Good No Jacket 
New York: B.W. Huebsch, 1922. This is a Very Good copy of Joyce's great novel, one of the triumphs of 20th-Century Irish literature, the Fifth Printing of the First Edition. Blue cloth binding with blindstamped front cover and gilt lettering on the spine. Clean text; 299 pages. Tanning to the paste-downs. Binding has some wear, but remains respectable, much better than usually seen. Some rubbing to the margins (tips and spine), and when held at the correct angle, some glass rings are visible on both front and rear boards. No dustjacket; in an archival plastic protector. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Later Printing. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket. 
Price: 200.00 USD
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219 Joyce, James A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
New York Modern Library 1928 First Thus. Paperback Very Good No Jacket 
New York: Modern Library, 1928. This is a Very Good copy of the First Modern Library edition (stated) of Joyce's seminal work. Rather scarce. The Introduction is by Herbert Gorman, who wrote one of the earliest critical studies of Joyce's work. Clean text; 299 pages, with 4 pages of ML titles. Pebbled leatherette binding, rubbed at the margins. The original dark green has faded on the covers to a dark blue instead. Previous-owner bookplate on the front paste-down; period gift inscription and a tiny bookseller's label on the FFEP. The front gutter has split, but is holding nicely. No dustjacket. Size: 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall. First Thus.. Soft Cover. Very Good/No Jacket. First Edition. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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220 Joyce, James A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
New York Limited Editions Club 1968 First Thus. Hardcover Very Good Near Fine Brian Keogh Signed
New York: Limited Editions Club, 1968. This is a beautiful edition of Joyce's classic work, a typical production from the Limited Editions Club. A Very Good copy, one of 1500 SIGNED BY THE ARTIST on the Limitation Page. Light green paper-covered boards, with a green leather spine, ruled in gilt. Introduction by Hugh Kenner, with illustrations by Brian Keogh. Printed from the "definitive text of Ellmann and Anderson. Clean text; 254 pages, a delight to read; slipcased. The spine of the book has been rubbed on the bottom half, hence the reasonable cost. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. First Thus.. Hard Cover. Very Good/Near Fine. Illus. by Brian Keogh. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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