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81 Colum, Padraic Wild Earth and Other Poems
New York Henry Holt 1916 First American Edition. Hardcover Very Good No Jacket Signed
New York: Henry Holt, 1916. Colum, a leading figure of the Celtic Revival, was a poet, dramatist, and critic - a friend and editor of James Joyce. This is a Very Good copy of the 1916 edition (First Thus), expanding from the 1909 Irish edition published by Maunsel; it contains new material inspired by the Easter Uprising in Dublin. Green cloth binding with gilt lettering and a decorative Celtic harp on the front board. 73 pages. Some foxing throughout; rear board is starting to separate. A SIGNED, INSCRIBED, ASSOCIATION copy. Colum has quoted from one of his poems and dedicated it to the American poet Joyce Kilmer; signed and dated on the FFEP two months after the publication date. Kilmer was killed two years later at the 2nd Battle of the Marne. No dustjacket; in an archival plastic protector. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Inscribed By Author. First American Edition.. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket. First Edition. 
Price: 650.00 USD
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82 Colum, Padraic Wild Earth. A Book of Verse
Dublin Maunsell & Co., Limited 1907 First Edition Hardcover Very Good No Jacket 
Dublin: Maunsell & Co., Limited, 1907. Colum was prominently involved with the Celtic Revival and the National Theatre, where he had plays performed. This is a very Good copy of his first poetry collection, published prior to his emmigration to America, where he had a long carrer as an academic and critic. Olive paper-covered boards with a linen spine; black lettering on the front cover. Clean text; 39 pages; publisher's errata slip tipped in; previous-owner signature on the half-title. Externally excellent, with minor wear; both gutters have cracked but are holding well. In an archival plastic protector.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket. 16mo - over 5" - 6" tall. First Edition. 
Price: 125.00 USD
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83 Colum, Padraic (Editor) Anthology of Irish Verse
New York Boni and Liveright 1922 First Edition. Hardcover Very Good Minus No Jacket 
New York: Boni and Liveright, 1922. Padraic Colum (1881-1972) was an Irish poet, playwright, and an editor for his friend James Joyce. This anthology went to several printings but is uncommon these days (it was reprinted in 1986). This is a Very Good (Minus) copy of the First Edition. Blue cloth binding with gilt lettering on the front cover and spine. Clean text; 361 pages. Includes Notes, Index of Authors, and an Index of First Lines. Top-edge is gilt, others rough-cut. This copy mildly bumped with the spine lettering faded. Unfortunately, the spine has separated and needs regluing. Please note the condition issue. Quercus must offer this book as a Binding Copy, in need of resoration or repair. No dustjacket. . First Edition.. Hard Cover. Very Good Minus/No Jacket. 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall. First Edition. 
Price: 40.00 USD
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84 Conner, Rearden Shake Hands With the Devil
New York William Morrow 1934 First Edition. Hardcover Near Fine No Jacket 
New York: William Morrow, 1934. Conner's iconic novel of the Irish Republican Army, later a fine movie starring James Cagney. First Edition. This is a Very Good Plus to Near Fine copy of a relatively scarce title, rarely found in collectible condition. Black cloth binding with gilt lettering and embossed front cover. Very light bumps and some light soiling to the edges. Previous owner name on FFEP. No dustjacket; in an archival plastic protector. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. First Edition.. Hard Cover. Near Fine/No Jacket. First Edition. 
Price: 100.00 USD
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85 Conner, Rearden Shake Hands With the Devil
New York Literary Guild 1934 Book Club (BCE/BOMC). Hardcover Near Fine No Jacket 
New York: Literary Guild, 1934. Conner's famous novel of the IRA, later a notable film starring James Cagney. This is a Near Fine copy of the book club edition (printed from the same plates as the First Edition). Green cloth binding with gilt lettering and embossed design on the front cover. Minor bumping. Very bright, with a bit of fade on the spine. A quite nice copy, lacking the dustjacket; in an archival plastic protector. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Book Club (BCE/BOMC).. Hard Cover. Near Fine/No Jacket. 
Price: 65.00 USD
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86 Corkery, Daniel Synge and Anglo-Irish Literature. A Study
Dublin & Cork; London, New York, et.al. Cork University Press, Educational Co. of Ireland & Longmans, Green & Company 1931 First Edition. Hardcover Fine No Jacket 
Dublin & Cork; London, New York, et.al.: Cork University Press, Educational Co. of Ireland & Longmans, Green & Company, 1931. Daniel Corkery (1878-1964), Irish dramatist and academic, a teacher of both O'Faolain and O'Connor. This is a Fine copy of the First Edition, lacking a dustwrapper. Dark green cloth binding, ribbed, with gilt lettering on the spine. Frontis portrait of Synge. Clean text; 247 pages, with appendices. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. First Edition.. Hard Cover. Fine/No Jacket. First Edition. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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87 Corkery, Daniel The Threshold of Quiet
Dublin The Talbot Press Limited 1946 Later Printing Hardcover Very Good (Minus) Poor 
Dublin: The Talbot Press Limited, 1946. Novel by Corkery (1878-1964), Irish author and academic, a native of Cork. First published in 1917; an uncommon title. This is a Very Good (Minus) copy of a Later Printing. Orange paper-covered boards with a linen spine; black titling on the spine. Clean text; 310 pages. Slight lean, bumped, and edgewear to the paper boards. The dustwrapper is of some interest. It is that of the "Argosy and Sundial Libraries" which was in business from 1935 to 1964. Circulating libraries had been very popular in the previous century, but free public libraries and cheaper popular books were their downfall. Only the front panel of the wrapper is present; held in place by the archival plastic protector.. Later Printing. Hard Cover. Very Good (Minus)/Poor. 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall. Dust jacket present. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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88 Davis, Thomas National and Other Poems
Dublin M.H. Gill & Son 1907 First Thus. Hardcover Very Good Plus No Jacket 
Dublin: M.H. Gill & Son, 1907. Thomas Osborne Davis (1814-1845) was certainly the voice, through his poetry and writings in "The Nation," of the Young Ireland Movement; he died prior to its fruition in the Uprising of 1848. This is a Very Good Plus copy of the First Edition Thus, which is uncommon. Green cloth binding with blindstamped harp design on the front panel; gilt lettering. 96 pages, including the famous "A Nation Once Again." Contemporary (dated 1910) previous-owner signature; clean text except several small blue check-marks throughout; unfoxed. A sweet little volume, important to the Irish nationalist movement. No dustwrapper. Size: 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall. First Thus.. Hard Cover. Very Good Plus/No Jacket. First Edition. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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89 Donleavy, J.P. A Fairy Tale of New York
New York Delacorte/Seymour Lawrence 1973 First Edition. Hardcover Very Good Very Good 
New York: Delacorte/Seymour Lawrence, 1973. Donleavy's absurdist wit was never sharper than in this, his sixth published novel. This is a Very Good copy of the First Edition (stated First Printing). Green cloth binding with gilt lettering (and electric green bands on the spine), sunned a bit at the top edges. Clean and fresh text, no bumps. The dustjacket is unclipped and shows minor wear. There is some green paper offset on the inside that does not show. 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: 35.00 USD
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90 Donleavy, J.P. A Fairy Tale of New York
Livingston (MT) Eyre Methuen 1973 First UK Edition Hardcover Very Good (Plus) Very Good 
Livingston (MT): Eyre Methuen, 1973. Donleavy's sixth comic novel, about a charcter with "shy virtues." This is a Very Good (Plus) copy of the First English Edition. Dark blue cloth binding withgilt titling on the spine. Clean text; 410 pages. Some spotting/soiling to page edges; smudge on rear cover; previous-owner name on FFEP. The dustwrapper has been clipped; it shows some wrinkling at the margins; some chipping to the flaps. In an archival plastic protector. "Happiness is a big cat with a mouse on a square mile of linoleum.". First UK Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good (Plus)/Very Good. 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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91 Donleavy, J.P. A Singular Country
New York & London Norton 1990 0393027600 / 9780393027600 First American Edition. Hardcover Fine Near Fine 
New York & London: Norton, 1990. Donleavy's meditation on the state of modern Ireland; hilariously witty and slapstick funny, as is his custom. This copy of the First American Edition (Stated) is in Fine condition. White paper-covered boards with light-green linen spine, gilt lettering. Clean text; 198 pages. The unclipped DJ has just some hints of shelf-rubbing, else Fine. In an archival plastic protector. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. First American Edition.. Hard Cover. Fine/Near Fine. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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92 Donleavy, J.P. A Singular Country
Peterborough Ryan Publishing 1989 1870805011 / 9781870805018 First UK Edition. Hardcover Fine Near Fine 
Peterborough: Ryan Publishing, 1989. James Patrick's hillarious take on the quirky ways of his adoptive country. This is a Fine copy of the First English Edition. Dark blue cloth binding with gilt lettering on the spine. Clean and fresh text; 198 pages. The dustwrapper is uncut; just a bit of minor edgewear, confined to the head of the spine, else Fine. 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: 50.00 USD
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93 Donleavy, J.P. A Singular Man
New York Delacorte/Seymour Lawrence 1967 First Thus Hardcover Fine Near Fine Signed
New York: Delacorte/Seymour Lawrence, 1967. Very nice copy of the first Delacorte Press edition of Donleavy's second novel. This "bastard edition" is the same as the First Edition issued by Little, Brown in 1963. Delacorte tipped in a new title page and attached new labels to cover the original logos. A typically-complicated bit of Donleavy publishing history. Scarce. This copy has been SIGNED by Donleavy on the half-title (dated 1976). Fine in an unclipped DJ with just a hint of edgewear. In an archival plastic protector. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Signed by Author. First Thus. Hard Cover. Fine/Near Fine. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 450.00 USD
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94 Donleavy, J.P. A Singular Man
Boston & Toronto Atlantic Monthly/Little, Brown 1963 First Edition. Hardcover Near Fine Very Good Plus 
Boston & Toronto: Atlantic Monthly/Little, Brown, 1963. Donleavy's second published novel, after the iconic and picaresque "The Ginger Man." This is a Near Fine copy of the First American Edition (stated First Edition), published in a larger format than the English edition. Tan cloth binding, blindstamped on the front cover, with gilt spine lettering. Clean and fresh text. Two small spots on FFEP, assumed to be from a label or bookplate removal; fore-edge a bit dusty, else Fine. The dustjacket is unclipped, shows just minor edgewear: Very Good Plus edging toward Near Fine. An interesting design by M. Lehtola. 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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95 Donleavy, J.P. A Singular Man
London The Bodley Head 1964 First UK Edition. Hardcover Near Fine Very Good Plus 
London: The Bodley Head, 1964. The great Irish-American author's second published novel, following his classic picaresque masterpiece, "The Ginger Man." This is a Very Good Plus to Near Fine copy of the First English Edition, published a year after the American First Edition in a smaller format. Brown cloth binding with gilt lettering. The FFEP has been clipped, and there is a previous-owner chop on the half-title, else Fine. The dustwrapper is clipped, has minor edgewear. Its design follows that of the American, with an interesting drawing by M. Lehtola. In an archival plastic protector. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. First UK Edition.. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Very Good Plus. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 65.00 USD
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96 Donleavy, J.P. A Singular Man. A Play
London The Bodley Head 1965 First UK Edition. Hardcover Near Fine Fine 
London: The Bodley Head, 1965. A "black comedy of Wit and Tenderness," from the Irish-American absurdist. This is a Near Fine copy of the First English Edition, which is uncommon. Light green cloth binding with gilt lettering. Clean and fresh text; 104 pages. Includes thew Cast list for the first London presentation. The dustwrapper is unclipped, Fine; in an archival plastic protector. Size: 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall. First UK Edition.. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Fine. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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97 Donleavy, J.P. Are You Listening Rabbi Low
New York The Atlantic Monthly Press 1988 0871132370 / 9780871132376 First American Edition. Hardcover Near Fine Fine 
New York: The Atlantic Monthly Press, 1988. This is a Fine copy of the First American Edition (stated First Printing). Black paper-covered boards with a red cloth spine, which is titled in silver. Clean text; 405 pages. Tiny bit of wrinkling/soil at the foot of the spine, else a Fine copy. The dustjacket is unclipped, in an archival plastic protector.. First American Edition.. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Fine. 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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98 Donleavy, J.P. De Alfonce Tennis. The Superlative Game of Eccentric Champions. Its History, Accoutrements, Rules Conduct and Regimen
London Weidenfeld & Nicholson 1984 0297785427 / 9780297785422 First UK Edition. Hardcover Fine Fine Signed
London: Weidenfeld & Nicholson, 1984. One of the Irish-American author's most intriguing concoctions (and somewhat uncommon in JP's canon), a send-up (or is he serious? People do play the game) of the Upper Class yet again. "If God invented man, he then damn bloody well quickly invented the ball and racquet to amuse him." This is a Fine copy of the First English Edition. Light blue cloth binding with gilt lettering on the spine. Clean text; xxi, 223 pages; in Donleavy's inimitable fashion, it includes a first dedication, a second dedication, a post dedication, and an epilogue. This copy has been SIGNED and INSCRIBED by Donleavy on the Dedication Page, where he has identified himself as "The Honorable Founder." The dustwrapper in unclipped; fine in an archival plastic protector; a lovely design by Anita Turpin. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Inscribed By Author. First UK Edition.. Hard Cover. Fine/Fine. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 150.00 USD
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99 Donleavy, J.P. J.P. Donleavy's Ireland. In All Her Sins And in Some of Her Graces
New York Viking 1986 0670813184 / 9780670813186 First Edition. Hardcover Near Fine Fine 
New York: Viking, 1986. James Patrick romps us through a consideration of his adopted country with typical wit. This is a Fine copy of the First Edition. Dark greeen cloth binding with gilt lettering on the spine. Clean text; 223 pages, with many photo illustrations. Small bookseller's label on rear paste-down, else Fine. The dustjacket, featuring a view of Dublin over the River Liffey, is unclipped, also Fine. In an archival plastic p[rotector Size: 4to - over 9" - 12" tall. First Edition.. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Fine. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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100 Donleavy, J.P. Leila
New York Delacorte Press 1983 0385292600 / 9780385292603 Later Printing. Hardcover Very Good Very Good 
New York: Delacorte Press, 1983. A decent reading copy of Donleavy's rollicking further adventures of Darcy, That Dancer. Dusty top, remainder spray on bottom edge, light bumps. DJ is unclipped but has a pencil marking out the price. Light edgewear. In a plastic protector. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Later Printing.. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good. Dust jacket present. 
Price: 12.00 USD
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