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81 Lever, Charles Works of Charles Lever
New York Pollard & Moss 1880 First Thus Hardcover Very Good Plus No Jacket H.K. Browne 
New York: Pollard & Moss, 1880. "The Templeogue Lever" containing three of Lever's novels: "Harry Lorrequer," "The Irish Dragoon," and "Paul Goslett's Confessions." Sixteen full-page and colored chromo-lithographs by H.K. Browne. This is a Very Good Plus to Near Fine copy of the First Edition published by Pollard & Moss. Several institutional holdings but scarce on the market. The dark brown cloth binding has gilt lettering and embossed and gilded decorations. Text is clean and supple; minor occasional foxing; neat contemporary previous-owner signature on endpaper. Quite striking - all in all a nice example of Victorian decorative binding. Size: 4to - over 9" - 12" tall. First Thus. Decorative Cloth. Very Good Plus/No Jacket. Illus. by H.K. Browne. First Edition. 
Price: 100.00 USD
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82 Little, Thomas (Pseudonym of Thomas Moore) The Poetical Works of the Late Thomas Little, Esq. (Little and Moore's Poetical Works. Volume II. Epistles, Odes, &c.
New York D. Longworth At the Shakespeare Gallery, No. 11ark. McFarlane and Long, Printers 1807 First American Edition. Hardcover Very Good No Jacket 
New York: D. Longworth At the Shakespeare Gallery, No. 11ark. McFarlane and Long, Printers, 1807. Thomas Moore (1779-1852) has often been called "Ireland's National Poet," whose works when set to music became immensely popular during the 19th century in America as well as the British Isles. This is a Very Good copy of his second published work in the very scarce First American Edition (first published in England in 1801, following the success of his "Odes of Anacreon"). Full leather binding of polished calf; gilt lettering in a black spine label; gilt ruling and decorations on the spine. Generally a clean text; xii, beginning at Page 188 and continuing to 316. Although the text is quite clear and readable, there is a scattering of spotting and flood-marks, as well as some penciled notations. The margins are rubbed, but it is sound and presents well. This is also an ASSOCIATION COPY, with the signatures, in an attractive hand, of the American artist Thomas Chambers (1808-1869).. First American Edition.. Full-Leather. Very Good/No Jacket. 16mo - over 5" - 6" tall. First Edition. 
Price: 350.00 USD
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83 Lockington, W.J. (S.J.) The Soul of Ireland
New York The Macmillan Company 1923 Later Printing Hardcover Very Good (Plus) No Jacket 
New York: The Macmillan Company, 1923. Born in New Zealand, the Jesuit priest William Joseph Lockington (1871-1948) had served in Ireland prior to his later prominence in Australia. The result was this religious journey through Ireland that was first published in America in 1920. This is a Very Good (Plus) to Near Fine copy of a Later Printing of the American edition, from 1923. Green paper-covered boards, embossed with a Celtic scroll and with dark green titling; the spine titling is gilt. Clean text; 182 pages. The Introduction is by G.K. Chesterton. Contemporary (1924) gift inscription on the FFEP. Very mild bumps and hints of rub to the foot of the spine. A nice little book.. Later Printing. Fine Binding. Very Good (Plus)/No Jacket. 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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84 Lorrequer, Harry (Charles Lever) Charles O'Malley, The Irish Dragoon
Dublin William Curry Jun. & Company 1841 First Edition. Hardcover Very Good Plus No Jacket "Phiz" (Hablot Knight Brown) 
Dublin: William Curry Jun. & Company, 1841. "Harry Lorrequer," the supposed Editor, is the pseudonym of Charles James Lever (1806-1872), an Anglo-Irish novelist whose popularity rivaled that of Dickens and Thackeray. "Charles O'Malley" was his second published novel, a picaresque Irish tale, originally issued in monthly parts. Two volumes; with illustrations by "Phiz" (Hablot Knight Brown, 1815-1882). Very Good Plus copies of the First Edition, in a lovely mid-century Victorian binding. Marbled boards, edges, and endpapers; the spine and tips are red leather, stamped and filled with gilt; raised bands and a green ribbon place-marker. Clean texts, generally bright and supple, with just a bit of tanning to the margins; 348 pages and 336 pages. Generally with only moderate edgewear. There is a more modern bookplate (ca. 1912) tipped over an earlier owner label on the front paste-downs. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. First Edition.. Half-Leather. Very Good Plus/No Jacket. Illus. by "Phiz" (Hablot Knight Brown). First Edition. 
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85 Lorrequer, Harry (Charles Lever) Charles O'Malley, The Irish Dragoon
Dublin William Curry Jun. & Company 1841 First Edition. Hardcover Very Good No Jacket "Phiz" (Hablot Knight Brown) 
Dublin: William Curry Jun. & Company, 1841. (Two Volumes.) "Harry Lorrequer" was the pseudonym of Charles James Lever (1806-1872), an Anglo-Irish novelist whose popularity rivaled Dickens or Thackeray. This is a First Edition copy of his second published novel, a picaresque Irish tale that was originally issued in monthly parts. The illustrations are by "Phiz" (Hablot Knight Brown, 1815-1882). Original publisher's green ribbed cloth and decorative binding, with the blindstamped figure of a mounted dragoon on both covers. On the spine he is standing and filled with gilt. This binding seems to be much less common than leather bindings. Clean text; 348 pages and 336 pages. Both volumes in Very Good condition, with some minor condition issues. The corners are bumped to a bit of a fray; more typical than not, the illustrations tend to be foxed. In both volumes the front gutters are starting, but still holding nicely. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. First Edition.. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket. Illus. by "Phiz" (Hablot Knight Brown). First Edition. 
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86 Lorrequer, Harry (Charles Lever) Charles O'Malley. The Irish Dragoon
Dublin & London William Curry Jr & William S. Orr 1841 First Edition. Hardcover Very Good No Jacket 
Dublin & London: William Curry Jr & William S. Orr, 1841. Two Volumes. "Harry Lorrequer" was the pseudonym of Charles James Lever (1806-1872), an Anglo-Irish novelist whose popularity rivaled Dickens or Thackeray. This is a First Edition copy of his second published novel, a picaresque Irish talethat was originally issued in monthly parts. The illustrations are by "Phiz" (Hablot Knight Brown, 1815-1882). Both volumes in Very Good condition. The marbled boards have been shelf-rubbed but the leather spines are quite nice, with a warm tone to the leather and bright gilt lettering. Moderate foxing (particularly to the plates), some penciled notations, evidence of previous moisture. This is an ex-libris copy, from Downside Abbey, home of a Benedictine order founded in 1605. But there are minimal markings: small bookplates are affixed to the front paste-downs and a call number is inked on the Title Pages. The FFEP of Volume One has been clipped. Withal, a decent set with an interesting association. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. First Edition.. Half-Leather. Very Good/No Jacket. First Edition. 
Price: 250.00 USD
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87 Lorrequer, Harry (Charles Lever) Harry Lorrequer
New York Worthington 1888 First Thus. Hardcover Very Good Plus No Jacket 
New York: Worthington, 1888. Lever's works were incredibly popular in the 19th century, and were printed by many publishers in different editions (there was no copyright protection in America). This edition is a Very Good Plus copy of the "Franklin Edition," the First Edition Thus by Worthington, not listed in WorldCat. Decorative bright red cloth binding , blindstamped, with gilt lettering on the spine. 341 pages, clean but evenly tanned. Light wear, mildly bumped, with the gutters starting to split; still holding. An attractive book; no dustjacket. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. First Thus.. Decorative Cloth. Very Good Plus/No Jacket. First Edition. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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88 Lover, Samuel Rory O'More: A National Romance
London, Edinburgh, & Dublin Richard Bentley; Bell and Bradfute; Cumming 1839 Later Printing. Hardcover Very Good Plus No Jacket 
London, Edinburgh, & Dublin: Richard Bentley; Bell and Bradfute; Cumming, 1839. "Rory O'More" is one of the most famous novels by the Dublin-born songwriter, novelist, and painter Samuel Lover (1797-1868); it remained popular throughout the Nineteenth Century. Lover did it into an opera as well. This is a Very Good (Plus) to Near Fine copy of an early printing of the First Edition, which was issued two years earlier. The Title Page states that this was "Revised and Corrected by the Author," so this might be considered a First Edition Thus. Brown cloth binding with eight rules and gilt titling on the spine . Clean text; 419 pages; extremely clean and fresh, without foxing. Quite enjoyable to read today. Size: 16mo - over 5" - 6" tall. Later Printing.. Hard Cover. Very Good Plus/No Jacket. 
Price: 150.00 USD
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89 Lover, Samuel Songs and Ballads
London Chapman and Hall 1839 First Edition. Hardcover Very Good Plus No Jacket Signed
London: Chapman and Hall, 1839. Dublin-born Samuel Lover (1797-1868) achieved great polularity with his songs and novels; he also was an artist and business partner of Charles Dickens. This is a Very Good (Plus) copy of the First Edition. Uncommon. Nicely bound in green leather; stamped, filled with gilt; darker green tips and spine. The spine has raised bands and four Irish harps.Rubbed at the margins, but no flaking. Clean text; 134 pages. Samuel Lover has INSCRIBED this copy and SIGNED it ("S.L.") on the Title Page. This is an ex-lib copy, but the treatments are minimal and probably date from the 19th Century. Quercus notes stamps on the FFEP and the rear paste-down, and there is a small pocket on the RFEP that has offset to the paste-down. A lovely little volume, and rare with the author's hand. Size: 16mo - over 5" - 6" tall. Inscribed By Author. First Edition.. Full-Leather. Very Good Plus/No Jacket. First Edition. 
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90 Mac-Carthy, Denis Florence The Book of Irish Ballads
Dublin & London James Duffy 1869 First Thus. Hardcover Very Good No Jacket 
Dublin & London: James Duffy, 1869. Denis MacCarthy (1817-1882) wrote patriotic verse for "The Nation," but his fame was dependent upon his translations from the Spanish. This is a Very Good copy of the First Edition Thus, "A New Edition, Revised and Corrected, with Additional Poems and a Preface." (It was originally published in the 1840s, and is uncommon.) Bright green decorative cloth blindstamped with an Irish harp on the front cover; filled with gilt. Clean text; 256 pages. Text is bright and unfoxed. Two small stamps by a previous owner. A cute little volume. Size: 16mo - over 5" - 6" tall. First Thus.. Decorative Cloth. Very Good/No Jacket. First Edition. 
Price: 125.00 USD
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91 Mackenzie, R(obert) Shelton Bits of Blarney
New York John B. Alden 1884 Later Printing. Hardcover Very Good No Jacket 
New York: John B. Alden, 1884. Sketches and legends of Ireland, edited by Robert Shelton Mackenzie (1809-1880). Originally published by Redfield in 1854, this popular and well-written book has been published in fifteen editions (per WorldCat); several different publishers issued it in the 1870s & 1880s. This copy is in Very Good condition. Green cloth binding with gilt lettering on the spine. Clean text; 426 pages. Laid-in is a map of Ireland "Engraved for Harper's Handbook," in respectable condition: folded, some of the creases have opened. Some penciled notations: in the front, a previous-owner signature; in the rear, in the same handwriting, is a quotation from Daniel O'Connell. Rubbing at the margins and moderate soiling; still, a solid copy if not a beautiful one. Size: 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall. Later Printing.. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket. 
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92 Mackenzie, R. Shelton (Editor) Bits of Blarney
Chicago & St.Louis Belford, Clarke & Co 1882 Later Printing. Hardcover Good Plus Near Fine 
Chicago & St.Louis: Belford, Clarke & Co, 1882. Sketches and legends of Ireland, edited by Robert Shelton Mackenzie (1809-1880). Originally published by Redfield in 1854, this popular and well-written book has been published in fifteen editions (per WorldCat); several different publishers issued it in the 1870s & 1880s. A Good Plus only copy. Attractive blue cloth binding with decorations in black and gilt. Text is bright and fresh. But there is rubbing at the head and foot of the spine; the corners are bumped and starting to fray; and the front and rear free endpapers have been removed. No DJ. In an archival plastic protector. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Later Printing.. Hard Cover. Good Plus/Near Fine. Dust jacket present. 
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93 MacPherson, James The Poems of Ossian, the Son of Fingal
Edinburgh G. Mudie 1792 First Thus. Hardcover Near Fine No Jacket 
Edinburgh: G. Mudie, 1792. This is a Near Fine copy of a late-18th century edition of Macpherson's famous pseudo-Gaelic work, a cycle of poems (supposedly from the oral tradition) that he began to publish in the 1760s. No Title Page, The volume has been reound in leather (possibly 19th or early 20th century) with gilt lettering and lines; a very attractive job, but the Title Page has been ommitted and the Preface was bound out of order! The Preface, which is highly critical of Macpherson, is dated 1792, and claims to be an improvement on the edition of 1773, due to its "good paper, elegant type, and half its former price." VERY RARE. No copies of this edition appear in WorldCat, BL, LOC, or TCD. Quercus believes this to be a two-volume set that has been republished in one. (If so, the 1792 publisher is G. Mudie, et. al.) This is really a lovely book. The text is clean, fresh, and supple, easy to read. 457 pages; minimal foxing and very light occasional staining. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. First Thus.. Full-Leather. Near Fine/No Jacket. First Edition. 
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94 MacPherson, James The Poems of Ossian, Translated By James MacPherson, Esq.
New York J.P. Peaslee 1835 Hardcover Near Fine No Jacket 
New York: J.P. Peaslee, 1835. James MacPherson (1736-1796) supposedly collected fragments of early Gaelic poetry in the Highlands of Scotland that were part of an Irish epic attributed to the son of the mythological hero Finn MacCool. Although challenged by Irish scholars of the day it remained from its original publication in 1761, one of the most popular works of the time. It was republished in many different editions by many publishers throughout the 18th and 19th century. This particular edition is uncommon. A Very Good (Plus) to Near Fine copy of an early American printing in its contemporary full leather binding. Pebbled calf, originally stained red; now faded to a warm tan on the spine. Ruled on thecovers and the spine. Spine has four raised bands and gilt lettering. All page edges are gilt; the board edges have a stamped design, also gilt. There is an engraved portrait by Sir Joshua Reynolds on the Title Page. Clean text, cxxvii, 351 pages; tanning and spotting scattered throughout, but generally a bright and supple text, esily read for enjoyment today. There is a contemporary (dated 1836) gift inscription on the FFEP, and a more modern bookplate on the front paste-down.There is a small contemporary gift inscription on the second free endpaper. The preliminary text includes: Advertisement to London Edition of 1806; Account of Various Editions; Life of MacPherson; Extract from Reid's Bibliotheca Scoto-Celtica; A Preliminary Discourse; MacPherson's Preface; A Disertation Concerning the Era of Ossian; A Disertation Concerning the Poems of Ossian; and A Critical Disertation on the Poems of Ossian. No wonder to Quercus that there are 128 preliminary pages! Lightly bumped and some minor scuffing on the front cover. Really one of the more attractive early editions Quercus has seen.. Full-Leather. Near Fine/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. 
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95 MacPherson, James The Poems of Ossian, Translated By James MacPherson, Esq. In Three Volumes (2 Volumes Only)
London William Miller 1812 Later Printing. Hardcover Near Fine No Jacket James Fittler & Henry Singleton 
London: William Miller, 1812. James MacPherson (1736-1796) supposedly collected fragments of early Gaelic poetry in the Highlands of Scotland that were part of an Irish epic attributed to the son of the mythological hero Finn MacCool. Although challenged by Irish scholars of the day it remained from its original publication in 1761, one of the most popular works of the time. It was republished in many different editions by many publishers throughout the 18th and 19th century; this particular edition is rather scarce. These are Near Fine copies of a Later Printing (Miller originally published in 1805). Small octavos with beautiful tan full-leather bindings; blindstamped and ruled in gilt. Illustrated with engravings by James Fittler from pictures by Henry Singleton. Two volumes only of the set, 245 pages and 335 pages.The text is clean and rather unusually fresh, with hardly any foxing. The frontis portrait of MacPherson in Volume One has lightly offset to the Title Page. Marbled edges and ribbon place-markers.The endpapers are marbled and show evidence of bookplate removal (the only real defect in this admirable set). Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Later Printing.. Full-Leather. Near Fine/No Jacket. Illus. by James Fittler & Henry Singleton. 
Price: 350.00 USD
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96 MacPherson, James The Poems of Ossian. In Two Volumes. A New Edition. Translated By James Macpherson, Esq. (Volume Two only)
Edinburgh & Stirling G. Mudie, et. Al. 1792 First Thus. Hardcover Very Good No Jacket 
Edinburgh & Stirling: G. Mudie, et. Al., 1792. MacPherson (1736-1796) claimed to have collected folk-poetry from the Scottish Highlands about the legendary Celtic hero Finn MacCool. Contemporary doubts about authenticity were raised, but the tales were popular and went through many editions during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. This is Volume 2 only of a 2-volume set, a Very Good copy of an edition published in both Edinburgh and Stirling by G. Mundie and ten other listed printers. Smooth calf binding, ruled in gilt on the spine with black and red labels. The text is clean and very bright; quite readable; 336 pages. The FFEP has been removed. There is a penciled name on the Title Page (Quercus believes this to be 20th-century). Opposite, on the paste-down is a contemporary (1793) name and in what Quercus believes to be a different hand, ten practiceed signatures, each one increasing a bit in size; quite fascinating as marginalia! The covers are rather worn and rubbed, and the spine has split, but the books seems sound and retains quite a bit of charm. Size: 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall. First Thus.. Full-Leather. Very Good/No Jacket. First Edition. 
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97 Mangan, James Clarence Irish and Other Poems By James Clarence Mangan with A Selection from His Translations
Dublin M.H. Gill & Son, Ltd. 1904 First Thus Paperback Near Fine No Jacket 
Dublin: M.H. Gill & Son, Ltd., 1904. Mangan (1803-1849) has been considered a political poet due to his friendship with Thomas Davis and John Mitchel, who published him in "The Nation." Recent criticism tends more to reflect his influence on literary figures such as Yeats and Joyce. In ill health, Mangan died early of cholera, and never reached his full potential. This is a Near Fine copy of the First Edition Thus - a "New Edition." A scarce title. Green paper wraps with titling on the front cover in a brighter green. Clean Text; 144 pages. Frontis photo of Mangan's birthplace in Dublin. Light sunning around the margins.. First Thus. Soft Cover. Near Fine/No Jacket. 16mo - over 5" - 6" tall. First Edition. 
Price: 125.00 USD
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98 Maturin, Charles Robert Melmoth the Wanderer. A Tale
London, New York, & Toronto Oxford University Press 1968 First Thus. Hardcover Near Fine No Jacket 
London, New York, & Toronto: Oxford University Press, 1968. Charles Robert Maturin (1782-1824) was an Irish Protestant clergyman, novelist, and playwright. He was a friend of Byron and Scott, and an active participant in the early 19th-century literary fascination with the Gothic. Popular and influential in his day, "Melmoth the Wanderer," a Faust-tale, is probably his best-known work. "Melmoth" was originally published in 1820; it was popular and influential, but now is rather obscure. Here is a Near Fine copy of a recent scholarly version, edited and with an Introduction by Douglas Grant. First Edition Thus; uncommon to scarce. Tan cloth binding; red label with gilt lettering on the spine. Clean text; xx, 560 pages, with Explanatory Notes. Slightly bumped, else a Fine copy in a very attractive format. No dustwrapper. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. First Thus.. Hard Cover. Near Fine/No Jacket. First Edition. 
Price: 150.00 USD
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99 Maxwell. W.H. The Fortunes of Hector O'Halloran, and His Man Mark Antony O'Toole.
New York & Philadelphia D. Appleton and Company & George S. Appleton 1843 First American Edition. Hardcover Very Good No Jacket 
New York & Philadelphia: D. Appleton and Company & George S. Appleton, 1843. The Scottish/Irish author William Hamilton Maxwell (1792-1850) was an early practicioner of "rollicking military fiction" such as that written by Charles Lever (cf. his "Military Novels"); he also wrote a biography of Wellington and a history of the 1798 Irish Rebellion. This is a Very Good copy of the First American Edition, issued one year after the English version. Uncommon to scarce. Tan ribbed cloth binding, decorated with floral blindstamping; gilt lettering on the spine, with a gilt figure of what Quercus supposes is either Hector or Mark Antony. Clean text; 412 pages, with 32 pages of publisher's adverts in the rear. One page is devoted to an Appleton announcement for their import service from London, Europe, and Germany, as well as "Old Books." Mild bumping, a little bit of fray at head and foot of spine; spine has split at the gutter but is holding nicely. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. First American Edition.. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket. First Edition. 
Price: 150.00 USD
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100 McCarthy, Justin Dear Lady Disdain. A Novel
New York Sheldon & Company 1876 First American Edition. Hardcover Very Good No Jacket 
New York: Sheldon & Company, 1876. An uncommon work by the Irish politician Justin McCarthy (1830-1912), also a very popular historian. Interestingly, he also wrote novels (as would his son). This is a Very Good copy of the First American Edition, issued in a decorative fine binding. Marbled paper boards and endpapers; leather tips and spine; five raised bands on the spine, filled with gilt. Bookbinder's label (Lane S. Hart) on the front paste-down. The text is clean, save for a few spots that seem to be confined to the first ten pages. Rubbed on the margins, but still attractive. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. First American Edition.. Half-Leather. Very Good/No Jacket. First Edition. 
Price: 200.00 USD
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