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41 Bowen, Elizabeth Seven Winters
Shannon Irish University Press 1971 Reprint. Hardcover Near Fine Near Fine 
Shannon: Irish University Press, 1971. This is a reissue/reproduction of the 1942 limited edition; a memoir, by an important Anglo-Irish author (1899-1973), who had a long and distinguished career in both literature and love. Uncommon. A Near Fine copy. Gray-blue paper-covered boards with black lettering, linen spine. Clean text; 57 pages. Small, thin stain on the front cover, else Fine. The glassine dustwrapper is present; tiny chips at head and foot. Size: 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall. Reprint.. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Near Fine. Dust jacket present. 
Price: 100.00 USD
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42 Bowen, Elizabeth The Hotel
New York Lincoln Mac Veigh/Dial Press 1928 First Edition. Hardcover Very Good Very Good 
New York: Lincoln Mac Veigh/Dial Press, 1928. This is the third book (and first novel) published by the Anglo-Irish author (1899-1973), who had a long and distinguished career in both literature and love. The jacket blurb by Christopher Morley refers to "The Hotel" as "social comedy of the most intricate merit." This is a Very Good copy of the First Edition, rather uncommon today. Black cloth binding with an orange paper spine label. Interesting decorative endpapers, a sort of flocked mauve bird motif. Clean text; 294 pages; deckled fore-edge. Moderate soiling, and the spine label seems a bit darkened. The dustjacket is unclipped; small chips at the head and foot of the spine, and at the front corners. Quite presentable; 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: 85.00 USD
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43 Boylan, Patricia All Cultivated People. A History of the United Arts Club, Dublin
Gerrards Cross Colin Smythe 1988 0861402669 / 9780861402663 First Edition. Hardcover Fine Fine Signed
Gerrards Cross: Colin Smythe, 1988. Founded in 1907, the United Arts Club has been home to many of the great Irish authors and actors over the last century, including Bernard Shaw, James Stephens, both of the Yeats, and many others. An interesting read and a scarce book.This copy has been SIGNED and INSCRIBED by the author on the Title Page. A Fine copy in a Fine, unclipped dustwrapper. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Inscribed By Author. First Edition.. Hard Cover. Fine/Fine. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 65.00 USD
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44 Brennan, Frederick Hazlitt The Irish Lullaby. Miracle in Glencurry
New York Rinehart 1950 First Edition. Hardcover Near Fine Near Fine 
New York: Rinehart, 1950. Bright binding with a bit of rubbing to the bottom of the spine. Neat previous owner name on FFEP, label on paste-down (covered by flap. Charming DJ slightly faded on spine, slight edgewear, two tiny closed tears. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. First Edition.. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Near Fine. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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45 Brophy, Brigid The Adventures of God in His Search for the Black Girl
Boston & Toronto Atlantic Monthly/Little, Brown 1974 0316109762 / 9780316109765 First American Edition. Hardcover Fine Very Good Plus 
Boston & Toronto: Atlantic Monthly/Little, Brown, 1974. "A Novel & Some Fables." Anglo-Irish author Brigid Antonia Brophy (1929-1995), a political and social activist (feminist, pacifist, animal rights, sexual liberation), quite controversial in her lifetime, now seems very contemporary. This collection of her short fiction is titled with a nod to her spiritual mentor, George Bernard Shaw.A Fine copy of the First American Edition (stated). Reddish-brown paper boards with a gray spine, copper lettering. Clean and fresh text. The dustjacket is rather striking, incorporating an orange Celtic design. Unclipped. Very close to Near Fine, Quercus grades it lower only because the black panels show what is really minor rubbing and edgewear worse than another colour would. In an archival plastic protector. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. First American Edition.. Hard Cover. Fine/Very Good Plus. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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46 Brown, Christy A Shadow of Summer
London Secker & Warburg 1974 First Edition. Hardcover Near Fine Very Good 
London: Secker & Warburg, 1974. Brown is perhaps most famed for his autobiography "My Left Foot," which was made into a very good and popular movie.This copy of the First Edition of his second novel is in Near Fine condition. The green cloth binding with gilt lettering is bright; the text is fresh & clean; previous owner name on Front Paste-down, else Fine. The DJ is unclipped but shows some wear at the edges, with some rubbing and chipping. 3/4" closed tear on lower front panel. 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: 25.00 USD
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47 Bryrne, Donn Hangman's House
New York & London The Century Company 1926 Later Printing Hardcover Fine Very Good John Richard Flanagan 
New York & London: The Century Company, 1926. (Brian Oswald) Donn Byrne (1889-1928) was born in America, but grew up impoverished in Ireland and was a native speaker. He was prolific, and his romantic novels became quite popular before his premature death in an automobile accident. This is a Fine copy of the Fourth Printing of the First Edition (36th Thousand). Bright redish-orange cloth binding, ruled and lettered in black. Clean text; 466 pages. The dustjacket is complete and unclipped. The spine and edges have darkened a bit; tiny chips at the tips and a 1/4" chip at head of the spine. In an archival plastic protector. Size: 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall. Later Printing. Hard Cover. Fine/Very Good. Illus. by John Richard Flanagan. Dust jacket present. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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48 Buck, Alan Michael Dermot of the Bright Weapons
London, New York & Toronto Oxford University Press 1939 First Edition Hardcover Near Fine Very Good Richard Bennet 
London, New York & Toronto: Oxford University Press, 1939. Alan Michael Buck wrote several juvenile books such as this - based upon Irish Mythology. This is a Near Fine copy of the First Edition. Green cloth binding, with black titling on the spine and a Celtic bird decoration on the front cover.Clean text; 199 pages; red topstain. Wonderfully illustrated by Richard Bennett. Just some slight indications of sunfade at the margins, else a Fine copy. The dustwrapper is Very Good or a bit better. The spine has darkened and there is some minor chipping around the margins. In an archival plastic protector.. First Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/Very Good. Illus. by Richard Bennet. 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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49 Byrne, Donn . And a Few With Women
New York & London The Century Company 1931 Reprint. Hardcover Very Good No Jacket 
New York & London: The Century Company, 1931. (Brian Oswald) Donn Byrne (1889-1928) was born in America, but grew up in Ireland and was a native speaker. He was prolific, and his romantic novels became quite popular before his premature death in an automobile accident. This is a Very Good copy of Byrne's first book, originally published in 1915. Brick red cloth binding, stamped and filled with black. Clean text; 309 pages. Armorial bookplate on front paste-sown. Mildly bumped, and a small area of discoloration on the rear cover. Lacking the dustjacket. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Reprint.. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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An Alley of Flashing Spears And Other Stories, Byrne, Donn
50 Byrne, Donn An Alley of Flashing Spears And Other Stories
New York D. Appleton-Century Company 1934 First Edition. Hardcover Near Fine Very Good 
New York: D. Appleton-Century Company, 1934. (Brian Oswald) Donn Byrne (1889-1928) was born in America, but grew up in Ireland and was a native speaker. He was prolific, and his romantic novels became quite popular before his premature death in an automobile accident. This is a Near Fine copy of the First Edition. Bright reddish-orange cloth binding,ruled and kettered in black. Clean text; 250 pages. Just two (miniscule) tears at the head of the spine, else Fine. The dustjacket is complete and unclipped.The spine has darkened and there is a 1/4" chip at the head; a 1" tear on the front cover is closed. In an archival plastic protector. Size: 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall. First Edition.. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Very Good. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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Brother Saul, Byrne, Donn
51 Byrne, Donn Brother Saul
New York & London The Century Company 1927 Later Printing Hardcover Near Fine Near Fine 
New York & London: The Century Company, 1927. (Brian Oswald) Donn Byrne (1889-1928) was born in America, but grew up in Ireland and was a native speaker. He was prolific, and his romantic novels became quite popular before his premature death in an automobile accident. This is a Near Fine copy of the Second Printing of the First Edition.Bright reddish-orange cloth binding, ruled and title in black. Just a wrinkle at the foot of the spine, else Fine. Clean text; 487 pages.The dustjacket is complete and unclipped; a bit of fade on the spine, else Fine. In an archival plastic protector. Size: 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall. Later Printing. Cloth. Near Fine/Near Fine. Dust jacket present. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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52 Byrne, Donn Crusade
Boston Little, Brown, & Company 1928 First American Edition. Hardcover Near Fine Very Good Plus Henry Pitz 
Boston: Little, Brown, & Company, 1928. Irish-American author Donn Byrne (1889-1928) was both prolific and popular until his untimely death in an auto accident. This is his last work, an historical romp. A Near Fine copy of the First American Edition. Green cloth binding with black and red lettering and decorations; illustrated endpapers by Henry Pitz. A period calling-card has been used as a bookplate on the FFEP. The wonderfully illustrated dustjacket (also by Pitz) is unclipped; light soiling and a small chip to the bottom of the front panel; there is a long closed tear to the rear flap. Still, a very attractive copy and a great read. In an archival plastic protector. Size: 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall. First American Edition.. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Very Good Plus. Illus. by Henry Pitz. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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53 Byrne, Donn Crusade
London Sampson Low, Marston & Co. 1928 First UK Edition. Hardcover Near Fine No Jacket 
London: Sampson Low, Marston & Co., 1928. (Brian Oswald) Donn Byrne (1889-1928) was born in America, but grew up (impoverished) in Ireland and was a native speaker. He was prolific, and his romantic novels became quite popular before his premature death in an automobile accident. "Crusade" was his last novel. This is a Near Fine copy of the First English Edition. 240 pages, with 8 pages of publisher's adverts in the rear. Black cloth binding with blindstamping and gilt lettering on the spine, which is very slightly faded. Clean text; endpapers show mild offset. No dustwrapper; in an archival plastic protector. Size: 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall. First UK Edition.. Hard Cover. Near Fine/No Jacket. First Edition. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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54 Byrne, Donn Crusade
Boston Little, Brown 1928 First Edition. Hardcover Very Good No Jacket Henry Pitz 
Boston: Little, Brown, 1928. Irish-American author Donn Byrne (1889-1928) was both prolific and popular until his untimely death in an auto accident. This is his last work, an historical romp. This is a Very Good copy of the First American Edition, lacking a dustjacket. Green cloth binding with black and red lettering and decorations; illustrated endpapers by Henry Pitz. Clean text; 250 pages. There are two stamps from what may have been a private library. Darkened on the spine; a good reading copy Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. First Edition.. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket. Illus. by Henry Pitz. First Edition. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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55 Byrne, Donn Destiny Bay
Boston Little, Brown 1928 Limited. Hardcover Very Good No Jacket 
Boston: Little, Brown, 1928. Irish novelist Donn Byrne (1889-1928), raised as an impoverished native speaker, had become a very popular writer by the time an unfortunate automobile accident ended his life. This is a Very Good copy of the First Limited Edition (350 copies) published posthumously in September of 1928, only three months after his death, Bright green cloth binding with vellum spine & tips, gilt lettering. Gilt top-edge, rough-cut on the others. Clean text; 350 pages. Very lightly soiled, a bit of wear along the edges of the boards. The rear paste-down features a discreet sticker from a New York City bookseller. No dustjacket; in an archival plastic protector. Size: 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall. Limited.. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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56 Byrne, Donn Destiny Bay
Boston Little, Brown 1929 Later Printing. Hardcover Very Good No Jacket 
Boston: Little, Brown, 1929. Irish novelist Donn Byrne (1889-1928), raised an impoverished native speaker, had become a very popular writer by the time an unfortunate automobile accident ended his life.This is a Very Good copy of the Sixth Printing of the posthumous edition, lacking a dusjacket. Green cloth binding with gilt lettering and shamrock decorations. Clean text; 350 pages. Presentation gifting card tipped to one of the endpapers. Spine and margins sunned a bit. Good reading copy. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Later Printing.. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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57 Byrne, Donn Field of Honor
New York & London The Century Company 1929 Limited. Hardcover Near Fine No Jacket Signed
New York & London: The Century Company, 1929. Donn Byrne (1889-1928), raised in an impoverished Irish family, had become a very popular writer by the time an unfortunate automobile accident ended his life. His last novel, issued posthumously. This is a Near Fine copy of the First Edition Thus, a large-paper edition that is LIMITED to 500 copies (495 for sale). Beautifully bound in vellum and fancy paper-covered boards, gilt lettering on the spine. Clean text; 435 pages, all deckle-edge. The limitation page is SIGNED by Dorothea Donn-Byrne, his wife, in her designation as his Literary Executrix. Top edge a bit dusty; else a Fine copy. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Limited.. Hard Cover. Near Fine/No Jacket. 
Price: 65.00 USD
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58 Byrne, Donn Hangman's House
New York & London The Century Company 1926 First Edition. Hardcover Near Fine No Jacket John Richard Flanagan Signed
New York & London: The Century Company, 1926. Irish novelist Donn Byrne (1889-1928), raised an impoverished native speaker, had become a very popular writer by the time an unfortunate automobile accident ended his life. This is a Very Good Plus to Near Fine copy of the true First Edition, limited to 350 copies, and SIGNED on the Limitation Page by the author. Very interesting paper-covered boards, in a rather artistic "scribble" design, with velum spine and tips; gilt lettering on the spine. Clean text; 466 pages, edges rough-cut. Small bump to bottom of front cover Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Signed by Author. First Edition.. Hard Cover. Near Fine/No Jacket. Illus. by John Richard Flanagan. First Edition. 
Price: 65.00 USD
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59 Byrne, Donn O'Malley of Shanganagh
New York & London Century 1925 First Edition. Hardcover Fine Near Fine John Richard Flanagan 
New York & London: Century, 1925. A popular romantic novel of Ireland, famous in its day (usually found in poor condition). This is an unusually Fine copy of the First Edition. Reddish-brown cloth binding with black lettering. Clean and fresh text; contemporary ink inscription on FFEP. The illustrated DJ is in Near Fine condition, with just the slightest hints of wear and a tape repair to the inside of the spine. In an archival plastic protector. Size: 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall. First Edition.. Hard Cover. Fine/Near Fine. Illus. by John Richard Flanagan. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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60 Byrne, Donn The Golden Goat
London Sampson Low, Marston & Company 1930 First Edition. Hardcover Very Good Very Good Minus 
London: Sampson Low, Marston & Company, 1930. (Brian Oswald) Donn Byrne (1889-1928) was born in America, but grew up in Ireland and was a native speaker. He was prolific, and his romantic novels became quite popular before his premature death in an automobile accident. This is a Very Good copy of the First Edition. BAL 2312. There is no publication date given, but per COPAC Quercus assigns the date 1930. Much less common than other Byrne titles. Dark blue cloth binding, ruled and titled on the front cover; gilt on the spine. Clean text; 156 pages. Extremely discreet bookseller's label on the FFEP. The dustwrapper is unclipped. Several chips at the folds and spine ends; spine tanned but all lettering still bright. In an archival plastic protector. Size: 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall. First Edition.. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good Minus. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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