QuercosBooks New, Used, and Rare Books

Quick Search

Author
Title
Description
Keyword
ISBN
Advanced Search
 
 

 
Our secure web pages are hosted by Chrislands Inc, who use a Thawte SSL Certificate to ensure secure transmission of your information.
Fully Trusted SSL Certificate
 
 
 

Modern Literature (Irish Authors)

 - 565 items found in your search
Modern Literature (Irish Authors)

Click on Title to view full description

 
61 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
Add to Shopping Cart
 
 
62 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
Add to Shopping Cart
 
 
63 Byrne, Donn The Golden Goat
London Sampson Low, Marston & Co. 1930 First Edition. Hardcover Very Good Plus No Jacket 
London: Sampson Low, Marston & Co., 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. his is a Very Good Plus 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 gray or black cloth binding, ruled and titled on the front cover; gilt on the spine. Clean text; 156 pages. Bookplate on the front paste-down, and a rather cryptic penciled note on the FFEP: "This book published under the name of a Party atBaccarat in the U.S.A." Size: 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall. First Edition.. Hard Cover. Very Good Plus/No Jacket. First Edition. 
Price: 25.00 USD
Add to Shopping Cart
 
 
64 Byrne, Donn The Wind Bloweth
New York The Century Company 1922 Later Printing Hardcover Near Fine Very Good 
New York: The Century Company, 1922. (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 Second Printing (identified by the dustjacket) of the First Edition. Bright orange binding, stamped and filled with black. Clean text; 393 pages. The front hinge is cracked, but holding strongly; else a Fine copy. The dustjacket is complete; spine and margins are faded, with a few small chips. The rear flap has been folded at some time past, and a crease remains. In an archival plastic protector. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Later Printing. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Very Good. Dust jacket present. 
Price: 25.00 USD
Add to Shopping Cart
 
 
65 Caulfield, M.F. The Black City
New York E.P. Dutton 1953 First American Edition. Hardcover Near Fine Near Fine 
New York: E.P. Dutton, 1953. A novel set in Belfast, Ireland, in 1935. This is a Near Fine copy of the First Edition (stated). Dark gray boards with blue lettering on the spine. Mild offset RFEP, else Fine. The spectacular dustjacket is unclipped and shows only a bit of wear and minor wrinkling on the spine. Lightly tanned on the flaps and rear board. In an archival plastic protector. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. First American Edition.. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Near Fine. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 40.00 USD
Add to Shopping Cart
 
 
66 Chauvire, Roger The Sword in the Soul
London, New York, & Toronto Longmans, Green and Co. 1929 First Edition Hardcover Very Good (Minus) No Jacket 
London, New York, & Toronto: Longmans, Green and Co., 1929. Roger Chaauvire (1880-1957) was a French author who taught at the National University of Ireland; he had a specialty in mythology and won several literary prizes. His works are uncommon, and Quercus believes this may be the only one translated into English and commercially published. This is a Very Good (Minus) copy of the First Edition (stated). Green cloth binding with titling and decoration (a sword through an Irish harp) in maroon; Irish harp on spine. Clean text; xii, 291 pages. The translation and Forward are by Ernest Boyd; and with a Preface by James Stephens. Rubbed at the margins; spine faded and with several tears; cracked at the half-title but holding well. No dustwrapper.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good (Minus)/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. First Edition. 
Price: 45.00 USD
Add to Shopping Cart
 
 
67 Chesterton, Gilbert K. George Bernard Shaw
London & New York John Lane, The Bodley Head 1910 First Edition. Hardcover Near Fine No Jacket 
London & New York: John Lane, The Bodley Head, 1910. The witty and prolific critic G.K. Chesterston (1874-1936) was a "friendly enemy" of GBS. It was inevitable, as he moved steadily toward a more conservative stance that led him to Roman Catholicism and beyond to anti-Semitism, that he would disagree with a Fabian Socialist. This is a Near Fine copy of a Later Printing of the First Edition, issued one year after. Blue cloth binding, ruled, with gilt lettering on the front cover and spine. Clean text; 258 pages, with six pages of publisher's adverts in the rear. Very bright and fresh. Top edge is gilt, others deckle. Light fade to the spine and some random cloth bubbling; else a Fine copy. In an archival plastic protector. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. First Edition.. Hard Cover. Near Fine/No Jacket. First Edition. 
Price: 125.00 USD
Add to Shopping Cart
 
 
68 Clarke, Austin The Collected Poems of Austin Clarke
New York Macmillan 1936 First American Edition. Hardcover Near Fine Very Good Plus 
New York: Macmillan, 1936. Austin Clarke (1896-1974) is generally regarded as Ireland's best poet in the generation following Yeats. He also was a playright, and, like Yeats, founded a theatre. He wrote three novels, all of which were banned by the Irish Censorship Board.This is a Near Fine copy of the First American Edition, identical to the English edition issued by Unwin. An uncommon title. Two years after it was published Clarke stopped writing poetry for almost two decades. Introduction by Padraic Colum. Bright green cloth binding with gilt lettering on the spine. Clean text; 319 pages of lovely prewar paper stock. Previous-owner signature on the second free endpaper, else a Fine copy, The dustjacket is complete; minor rubbing and edgewear; the spine has darkened a bit. Very presentable; in an 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: 100.00 USD
Add to Shopping Cart
 
 
69 Collis, J.S. Shaw
London Jonathan Cape 1925 First Edition. Hardcover Near Fine No Jacket 
London: Jonathan Cape, 1925. John Stewart Collis (1900-1984) was a prolific author of rural life and is now considered a pioneer ecologist. This is a Near Fine copy of his first work, a sympathetic study of the great Irish playwright George Bernard Shaw. This First Edition, rather uncommon, has a green cloth binding, ruled in blind, with gilt lettering on the spine. Very light wear. Clean and fresh text; 192 pages; attractive contemporary bookplate to front paste-down. No dustjacket Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. First Edition.. Hard Cover. Near Fine/No Jacket. First Edition. 
Price: 50.00 USD
Add to Shopping Cart
 
 
70 Colum, Mary & Padraic Our Friend James Joyce
London Victor Gollancz Ltd 1959 First UK Edition. Hardcover Fine Near Fine 
London: Victor Gollancz Ltd, 1959. Fascinating memoir of James Joyce in Dublin and Paris by two leading lights of the Celtic Revival. An important book for all who wish to know more about Joyce the man and the background/inspiration for his characters. Padraic Colum was an important poet and playwright, a founder of the Abbey Theatre. This is a Fine copy of the First Edition. Blue cloth binding with gilt lettering. The copyright line has been blacked out by the publisher. Unclipped DJ is Near Fine; just a hint of edgewear and some very light soiling to the rear panel. In an archival plastic protector/ Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. First UK Edition.. Hard Cover. Fine/Near Fine. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 100.00 USD
Add to Shopping Cart
 
 
71 Colum, Mary & Padraic Our Friend James Joyce
Garden City Doubleday & Company, Inc. 1958 First American Edition. Hardcover Near Fine Very Good 
Garden City: Doubleday & Company, Inc., 1958. Fascinating memoir of James Joyce in Dublin and Paris by two leading lights of the Celtic Revival. An important book for all who wish to know more about Joyce the man and the background/inspiration for his characters. Padraic Colum himself was an important poet and playwright, a founder of the Abbey Theatre; later he was an American academic and editor. This is a Very Good (Plus) to Near Fine copy of the First American Edition (stated First Edition), which precedes the English issue. Light greenish-blue binding with silver titling on the spine. Clean text; 239 pages. There is rubbing to the head of the spine, which is lightly faded; some rub to the corners, but they remain square. The dustjacket is unclipped; light chipping along the edges; spine darkened. In an archival plastic protector.. First American Edition.. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Very Good. 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 65.00 USD
Add to Shopping Cart
 
 
72 Colum, Padraic Anthology of Irish Verse
New York Boni & Liveright 1922 First Edition. Hardcover Very Good No Jacket 
New York: Boni & Liveright, 1922. Padraic Colum (1881-1972), Irish poet, playwright, editor of Joyce. His anthology went to several printings but is scarce these days. It was reprinted in 1986. This is a Very Good copy of the First Edition. Blue cloth binding with gilt lettering. Lettering on spine is faded. We speculate that this is probably a Review Copy, as it has a publisher's promotional photograph of Colum laid-in. No dustjacket; in an archival plastic protector. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. First Edition.. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket. First Edition. 
Price: 100.00 USD
Add to Shopping Cart
 
 
73 Colum, Padraic Balloon. A Comedy in Four Acts
New York Macmillan 1929 First Edition. Hardcover Very Good No Jacket 
New York: Macmillan, 1929. Poet and editor Padraic Colum was also one of the lights of the Irish Literary Renaissance, but relocated to America prior to the Easter Uprising, and enjoyed a long and fruitful career as an ex-pat.This is a Very Good copy of the First Edition. Illustrated paper boards in black and red with incredible artwork by Boris Artzybasheff - emblematic of the Roaring 20s, art deco, and going uptown to Harlem. 123 pages, clean and bright text. Laid-in is an advertising bookmark from Macmillan with "Baloon" as one of the featured titles.The boards show just a minor bit of rubbing on the edges and tips. No dustjacket; in an archival plastic protector. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. First Edition.. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket. First Edition. 
Price: 35.00 USD
Add to Shopping Cart
 
 
74 Colum, Padraic My Irish Year
New York James Pott 1912 First American Edition. Hardcover Very Good No Jacket 
New York: James Pott, 1912. Colum (1881-1972) was a poet, playwright, friend and collaborator of James Joyce, one of the founders of the Abbey Theatre.This is his study of the Irish Catholic peasantry; Colum was a Republican, and his last chapter deals with "the Crisis in Ireland." 15 illustrations. This is a Very Good copy of the First American Edition (no date, but published in 1912). Dark green decorative cloth binding, with gilt lettering and an Irish harp and shamrocks intertwined in the Celtic manner. Light soil, minor wear at the corners, light foxing throughout, small mark front pastedown. There is a bleached area on the rear board. Still, a very presentable copy of a scarce title by an important Irish author. No dust jacket; in an archival plastic protector. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. First American Edition.. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket. First Edition. 
Price: 400.00 USD
Add to Shopping Cart
 
 
75 Colum, Padraic Poems
New York The Macmillan Company 1932 First Edition Hardcover Very Good (Plus) Very Good 
New York: The Macmillan Company, 1932. This is a Very Good (Plus) copy of the First Edition (April, 1932). Turquoise cloth binding with gilt titling on the spine and front cover. Clean text; 220 pages; includes Notes, Index of First Lines, and Index of Titles. Small bookseller stamp and penciled signature on FFEP. Slight darkening to the margins of the front cover. Dustjacket has been clipped. The spine is darkened, with chipping to head and foot, with a larger chip to the top of the front cover. Front flap has a torn-off piece at its foot. In an archival plastic protector.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good (Plus)/Very Good. 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 65.00 USD
Add to Shopping Cart
 
 
76 Colum, Padraic The Collected Poems of Padraic Colum
New York Devin-Adair 1953 Limited. Hardcover Fine Very Good Plus Signed
New York: Devin-Adair, 1953. Originally published by Macmillan in 1932; this is the revised edition, with additional poems but in an edition LIMITED to 1500 copies for the Irish Book Club. A Fine copy; gray cloth binding with green spine. Front cover has a blindstamped facsimile of Colum's signature in green; gilt lettering on the spine.Clean text; 214 pages, with Notes. The frontis portrait of Colum is from a painting by Jack B. Yeats. This copy has been SIGNED by Padraic Colum on the FFEP. The dustjacket is unclipped, with minor edgewear; There is a small chip to the head of the spine, else Near Fine condition. In an archival plastic protector. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Signed by Author. Limited.. Hard Cover. Fine/Very Good Plus. Dust jacket present. 
Price: 125.00 USD
Add to Shopping Cart
 
 
77 Colum, Padraic The Collected Poems of Padraic Colum
New York Devin-Adair 1956 Reprint. Hardcover Very Good No Jacket Signed
New York: Devin-Adair, 1956. Padraic Colum (1881-1972) was a leading figure in the Irish Literary Revival; a poet, dramatist, and critic, both a friend and editor of James Joyce. He left Ireland before the Revolution and had a long and distinguished career in the United States. Originally published by Macmillan in 1932; this copy the Second Printing of a revised edition with new materical. Decorative paper-covered boards with a green linen spine and gilt lettering. Clean text; 214 pages, with Notes. This copy has been SIGNED and INSCRIBED by the author on the FFEP. Bookplate on the front paste-down Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Inscribed By Author. Reprint.. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket. 
Price: 50.00 USD
Add to Shopping Cart
 
 
78 Colum, Padraic The Collected Poems of Padraic Colum
New York Devin-Adair 1953 First Thus. Hardcover Very Good Plus Very Good Signed
New York: Devin-Adair, 1953. Originally published by Macmillan in 1932. This is a Very Good (Plus) to Near Fine copy of a revised edition with new material. First Edition Thus. Gray linen cloth binding; green spine with gilt lettering. Clean text; 214 pages, with Notes. This copy has been SIGNED by the author on the FFEP (interestingly, the cover has a reproduction of his signature as part of its design; no extra charge for this bonus!). The dustjacket is unclipped, but is tanned (darker on spine), with some chipping on the edges (there is one larger - 1" - chip to the head of the spine). In an archival plastic protector. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Signed by Author. First Thus.. Hard Cover. Very Good Plus/Very Good. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 125.00 USD
Add to Shopping Cart
 
 
79 Colum, Padraic The Fiddler's House, A Play in Three Acts, and The Land, an Agrarian Comedy
Dublin Maunsel & Company Ltd. 1909 First Edition Hardcover Very Good No Jacket 
Dublin: Maunsel & Company Ltd., 1909. Poet, critic, and academic Padraic Colum (1881-1972) was an important figure in the Irish Literary Renaissance; he emigrated to America prior to the Irish Revolution, where he had a long and distinguished career. "The Fiddler's House" (1903) was is first play; "The Land" (1905) was a great success. This is a Very good copy of the First edition. brown paper-covered boards with a linen spine; green titling on both; pages untrimmed. Clean text; 115 pages; frontis portrait of Colum by Jack B. Yeats. The initial production dates/cast lists are in the rear.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket. 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall. First Edition. 
Price: 65.00 USD
Add to Shopping Cart
 
 
80 Colum, Padraic The King of Ireland's Son
New York Macmillan Company 1926 Reprint. Hardcover Very Good No Jacket Willy Pogany Signed
New York: Macmillan Company, 1926. Padraic Colum (1881-1972) was a leading figure in the Irish Literary Revival; a poet, dramatist, and critic, both a friend and editor of James Joyce. He left Ireland before the Revolution and had a long and distinguished career in the United States. He had several collaborations with the great illustrator Willy Pogany. Originally published in1916; this is the second reissue of the "New Edition" from 1921, lacking the dustjacket. Green cloth binding with gilt lettering on the spine. Clean text; 316 pages. This copy has been SIGNED by both the author and the illustrator on the decorated free endpaper. The gilt lettering on the spine has faded but is still readable; covers show usage, but it remains a sound copy. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Signed by Author. Reprint.. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket. Illus. by Willy Pogany. 
Price: 100.00 USD
Add to Shopping Cart
 
< PREV  1 2 3   4  5 6 7 8 9 10  NEXT >   Skip 10 >>


Questions, comments, or suggestions
Please write to info@quercusbooks.com
Copyright©2018. All Rights Reserved.
Powered by ChrisLands.com

 

 

cookie