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1 Behan, Brendan Borstal Boy
London Hutchinson 1958 First UK Edition. Hardcover Fine Near Fine 
London: Hutchinson, 1958. First UK (& true first) of Irish wild-man Behan's most famous work, an autobiographical account of his time in reformatory ('borstal") for his political activities. Made into a decent movie. Truly a beautiful copy. Fine in an unclipped DJ (with just the slightest hint of wear at the edges). 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: 500.00 USD
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2 Behan, Brendan Borstal Boy
New York Knopf 1959 First American Edition. Hardcover Near Fine Very Good 
New York: Knopf, 1959. Irish playwright Brendan Behan's great autobiographical novel, set in an English reformatory (a "borstal"). This is a Near Fine copy of the First American Edition. Gray cloth binding with silver lettering and decoration. Clean text; 372 pages. There is a crease to the FFEP, else a Fine copy. The dustjacket is unclipped; very bright and clean, but shows edgewear, with creasing and some small chips around the head and foot of the spine. In an archival plastic protector. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. First American Edition.. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Very Good. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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3 Behan, Brendan Borstal Boy
New York Knopf 1959 Later Printing. Hardcover Near Fine Very Good Minus 
New York: Knopf, 1959. The great Irish playwright's account of his youthful life in prison ("borstal") due to Republican political activity. This is a Near Fine copy of the Second Printing (stated) of the First Edition. Gray cloth binding with silver and gilt lettering. The DJ is unclipped (marked as "Book Club Edition"), with some creasing, chipping, and several small closed tears. In an archival plastic protector. A very nice reading copy of a classic modern Irish work. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Later Printing.. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Very Good Minus. Dust jacket present. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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4 Behan, Brendan Brendan Behan's Island. An Irish Sketch-book
New York Bernard Geis 1962 First Edition. Hardcover Near Fine Very Good Minus Paul Hogarth Signed
New York: Bernard Geis, 1962. A wild romp with the famed Irish dramatist. This is a Near Fine copy of the First Edition (stated First Printing). Green cloth binding with gilt lettering. Clean, bright text.The FFEP has been clipped, else Fine.This copy has been SIGNED by Brendan Behan on the Title Page and SIGNED by Paul Hogarth on his drawing facing the TP. The DJ is unclipped, but has the wear typical of this issue: wear to the edges, some chipping at the corners, and a small spot on the front panel. In an archival plastic protector. Size: 4to - over 9" - 12" tall. Signed by Author. First Edition.. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Very Good Minus. Illus. by Paul Hogarth. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 500.00 USD
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5 Behan, Brendan Brendan Behan's Island. An Irish Sketch-book
New York Bernard Geis 1962 First Edition. Hardcover Near Fine Near Fine Paul Hogarth Signed
New York: Bernard Geis, 1962. This is a Near Fine copy of the First Edition (stated First Printing). Green cloth binding with gilt lettering on the spine. Clean text; 192 pages, with wonderful illustrations by Paul Hogarth. Red topstain has a small discoloration and there is a wrinkle at the head of the spine (this may be a publisher's defect), else Fine. This copy has been SIGNED by Brendan Behan on the Title Page. The dustjacket, usually seen with bad wear, is one of the best Quercus has seen. There is some minor wear on the edges and the spine is a bit darkened, else Fine. In an archival plastic protector. Size: 4to - over 9" - 12" tall. First Edition.. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Near Fine. Illus. by Paul Hogarth. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 650.00 USD
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6 Behan, Brendan Brendan Behan's New York
New York Bernard Geis 1964 First Edition. Hardcover Very Good Plus Near Fine Paul Hogarth 
New York: Bernard Geis, 1964. Romp through the "next parish over" with the the witty Irish dramatist. This is a Very Good Plus copy of the First Edition. Illustrated by Paul Hogarth. Maroon cloth binding with gilt lettering on the spine. Clean text; 159 pages, indexed. The FFEP has a name/pricing stamp (but rather faint) from a bookseller, else a Fine copy. In a protective plastic cover. Size: 4to - over 9" - 12" tall. First Edition.. Hard Cover. Very Good Plus/Near Fine. Illus. by Paul Hogarth. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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7 Behan, Brendan Confessions of an Irish Rebel
New York Bernard Geis 1966 First Edition. Hardcover Fine Near Fine 
New York: Bernard Geis, 1966. The posthumously-published sequel to the famed Irish author's "Borstal Boy." Some slight corner bumping. First Edition. Unclipped DJ has some slight rubbing on the spine & some light nicks/edgewear. (DJ rarely found in good condition; this is quite presentable.) Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. First Edition.. Hard Cover. Fine/Near Fine. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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8 Behan, Brendan Confessions of an Irish Rebel
London Hutchinson of London 1965 First Edition Hardcover Near Fine Near Fine 
London: Hutchinson of London, 1965. This is a Near Fine copy of the First Edition. Maroon cloth binding with silver lettering on the spine. Clean text; 259 pages. Previous-owner signature on the FFEP, and an embossed chop on the half-title; else a Fine copy. The dustwrapper is unclipped; small closed tear on the rear panel; else in Fine condition. 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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9 Behan, Brendan Hold Your Hour and Have Another
Boston Little, Brown, & Company 1964 First American Edition. Hardcover Near Fine Very Good Plus Beatrice Behan 
Boston: Little, Brown, & Company, 1964. A compilation from the great Irish writer's newspaper articles of 1954-56. Grand characters and wonderful humour. A Very Good to Near Fine copy of the First American Edition (stated). Text is bright and fresh. There is a 1" square of offsetting on FFEP. The DJ is unclipped, has some light surface soil/rubbing to the white rear panel and spine, and two small inked letters, also on the rear panel. Some foxing apparent on the inside. In a plastic protector. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. First American Edition.. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Very Good Plus. Illus. by Beatrice Behan. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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10 Behan, Brendan Hold Your Hour and Have Another
Boston Little, Brown 1964 First American Edition. Hardcover Fine Near Fine Beatrice Behan 
Boston: Little, Brown, 1964. A compilation of newspaper articles from 1954-56 by the great Irish writter. A Fine copy of the First American Edition (stated), with decorations by his wife Beatrice Behan. Unclipped DJ is in Near Fine condition. Tiny bit of wear at the corners, light soil, still bright spine. In an archival plastic protector. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. First American Edition.. Hard Cover. Fine/Near Fine. Illus. by Beatrice Behan. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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11 Behan, Brendan Richard's Cork Leg
New York Grove Press, Inc. 1974 039449265X / 9780394492650 First American Edition. Hardcover Fine Near Fine 
New York: Grove Press, Inc., 1974. Last play written by the great Irish author, published posthumously. A Fine copy of the First American Edition (Stated First Printing). Edited, with an introduction, by Alan Simpson. Black cloth binding withred and gilt lettering.Jacket design by Kenneth R. Deardoff. Unclipped DJ is Near Fine; spine has faded. 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: 60.00 USD
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12 Behan, Brendan Richard's Cork Leg
New York Grove Press, Inc. 1974 039449265X / 9780394492650 First American Edition. Hardcover Fine Fine 
New York: Grove Press, Inc., 1974. The great Irish writer's third play, published posthumously. A Fine copy of the First American Edition (Stated First Printing). Black cloth binding with red and gilt lettering. Edited, with an introduction, by Alan Simpson. Jacket design by Kenneth R. Deardoff. The unclipped DJ is also Fine. In an archival plastic protector. . First American Edition.. Hard Cover. Fine/Fine. 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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13 Behan, Brendan The Hostage
London Methuen & CO LTD 1958 First Edition Hardcover Near Fine Very Good Plus 
London: Methuen & CO LTD, 1958. Brendan Behan (1923-1964) adapted this from his original version written in Irish; first performed in the same publication year of his autobiography "Borstal Boy." Both were international hits, cementing his literary reputation. This is a Near Fine copy of the First Edition. Black paper-covered boards with gilt titling on the spine. Clean text; 92 pages. Light foxing to the page ends; bookseller label and previous-owner signature on the front paste-down. Else, a Fine copy. The dustwrapper is unclipped; showing edge-wear at the margins. In an archival plastic protector.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Very Good Plus. 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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14 Behan, Brendan The Quare Fellow. A Comedy-Drama
London Methuen & Co. Ltd. 1956 First Edition. Hardcover Near Fine Very Good Plus 
London: Methuen & Co. Ltd., 1956. Brendan Behan was ".playwright, jester, wit, man with a glass in his hand, a fire in his soul, and the sword of justice in his mind." This is a Near Fine copy of the First Edition of his first book, a stunning success when performed on stage. Black cloth binding with gilt lettering on the spine. Clean text; 86 pages. Small bookseller's label on front paste-down; gift inscription on the FFEP; light bump to one corner. The dustwrapper is unclipped; shows a bit of edgewear and rubbing at the margins. In an archival plastic protector. Size: 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall. First Edition.. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Very Good Plus. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 150.00 USD
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15 Behan, Brendan The Scarperer
London Hutchinson of London 1966 First UK Edition. Hardcover Fine Very Good Plus 
London: Hutchinson of London, 1966. Behan's only novel, originally published in the Irish Times newspaper with a pseudonym in 1953. First UK edition, published 2 years after the American. A very nice book, black cloth, this copy Fine. The DJ has some slight age-yellowing, small closed tear rear panel, else NF.In plastic protector. . First UK Edition.. Hard Cover. Fine/Very Good Plus. 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 60.00 USD
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16 Behan, Brendan The Scarperer
Garden City Doubleday & Co., Inc. 1964 First Edition. Hardcover Fine Near Fine 
Garden City: Doubleday & Co., Inc., 1964. The only novel witten by the great Irish playwright. A Fine copy of the First Edition (precedes UK by two years). Unclipped DJ is Near Fine; small ink notation on front flap above price; starting to tan; else Fine. In a plastic protector. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. First Edition.. Hard Cover. Fine/Near Fine. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 65.00 USD
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