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81 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. 
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82 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
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83 Colum, Padraic The Story of Lowry Maen
New York The Macmillan Company 1937 First Edition Hardcover Near Fine Near Fine 
New York: The Macmillan Company, 1937. An heroic narrative poem set in the Bronze Age by the Irish poet and classicist. This is a Near Fine copy of the First edition (stated First printing). Green cloth binding with gilt lettering on the front cover and spine. Clean text; xiii, 81 pages; very fresh and bright. Just some light rubbing to the ends and margins of the spine. The dustjacket is Very Good (Plus), with some tiny chips at the head and foot of the spine, which is darkened a bit. In an archival plastic protector.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Near Fine. 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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84 Colum, Padraic Three Men
London Elkin Mathews & Marrot Limited 1930 Limited Hardcover Very Good Good Signed
London: Elkin Mathews & Marrot Limited, 1930. A short-story by the Irish poet and folklorist (1881-1972), one of the founders of the "Irish Review" and great friend of Joyce, Yeats, Lady Gregory. This is a Very Good copy of the First Edition, which was LIMITED to 530 copies (30 for presentation) SIGNED by the Author. Decorative paper-covered boards in orange, pink, and green; orange cloth spine and paper label on the front cover. Clean text; 36 pages. The dustwrapper, which replicates the design of the binding, is present; however it has separated into several pieces, showing loss from large chips; held together with an archival plastic protector.. Limited. Decorative Cloth. Very Good/Good. 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall. Dust jacket present. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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85 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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86 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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87 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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88 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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89 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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90 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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91 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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92 Crosbie, Mary Kinsmen's Clay
London Methuen & CO. LTD 1910 Second Edition Hardcover Near Fine No Jacket 
London: Methuen & CO. LTD, 1910. This is the second work by this elusive author, who was active into the 1920s; although held by eight libraries, this is a scarce title in the Trade. First published 1910 (June 23); this is a Near Fine copy of the Second Edition, from August of the same year. Blue-green cloth binding, ruled on the front, with titling in gilt; gilt decoration and titling on the spine. Clean text; vi, 389 pages, with a 31-page publisher's catalog (("April 1910") in the rear. Endpapers and fore-edge typically foxed, with some fading to the spine.. Second Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. 
Price: 125.00 USD
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93 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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94 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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95 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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96 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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97 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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98 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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99 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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100 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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