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1 Carleton, William Fardorougha the Miser:Or, The Convicts of Lisnamona
London & Belfast Simms and McIntyre 1848 First Thus. Hardcover Very Good No Jacket 
London & Belfast: Simms and McIntyre, 1848. The Irish writer William Carleton (1794-1869) was one of the most popular authors of the 19th Century, and his works were published many times by various publishers (the exact publication sequence is problematic). This is a Very Good (minus) copy of the First Edition Thus, with an introduction "written for this edition." Uncommon to scarce. Marbled paper-covered boards with leather spine and tips. The spine has ruling and gilt lettering "Irish Tales by Carleton," indicating this volume was probably part of a set. Uncommon to rare. Clean text; 288 pages, rather evenly tanned. There are two previous-owner signatures on the Title Page: one, very clear, is in ink; the other, in pencil, Quercus has been unable to read. The corners are bumped and the covers are rubbed. The spine is crackled, but remains a nice presentation due to the clarity of the gilt lettering; the front gutter is cracked, but is holding. Size: 16mo - over 5" - 6" tall. First Thus.. Half-Leather. Very Good/No Jacket. First Edition. 
Price: 100.00 USD
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2 Lover, Samuel: Jessup, George H.; Barlow, Jane; Banim, John; Carleton, William Stories By English Authors
New York Charles Scribner's Sons 1897 First Edition. Hardcover Near Fine No Jacket 
New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1897. This is a cute little volume of stories by some of the best and most popular 19th-century English writers - who actually happen to be Irish. Light brown cloth binding with gilt lettering on the spine. Mildly rubbed, light soiling. The text is clean; 180 pages. No dustjacket. Size: 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall. First Edition.. Hard Cover. Near Fine/No Jacket. First Edition. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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3 Carleton, William The Black Prophet: A Tale of Irish Famine
London & Belfast Simms & M'Intyre 1847 First Edition Hardcover Good No Jacket 
London & Belfast: Simms & M'Intyre, 1847. William Carleton (1794-1869), product of an Irish hedge school and his auto-didact tenant-farmer father, was controversial in his time. An Anglican convert, he was anti-Roman Catholic and consequently anti-nationalist. A significant, if uneven author, he published his first book in 1830 and died in alcoholic poverty.This is a Good only copy of the First Edition. Although well-held institutionally, this is a rare title in the trade. Identified as part of the publisher's "Parlour Library." Light green illustrated paper boards, with the spine mostly demolished (although fragile, the book is holding well. Clean text; 320 pages, nicely clear and unfoxed. Boards are bumped and rubbed, and although the book is in fragile condition, it is a remarkable survivor that deserves a nice rebind. Please note the condition issues; Quercus must offer this as a Binding Copy, in need of repair or restoration. . First Edition. Pictorial Cover. Good/No Jacket. 16mo - over 5" - 6" tall. First Edition. 
Price: 300.00 USD
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4 Carleton, William The Emigrants of Ahadarra: A Tale of Irish Life
London & Belfast Simms & McIntyre 1848 First Thus. Hardcover Very Good No Jacket 
London & Belfast: Simms & McIntyre, 1848. Bound together with "Fardorougha the Miser, or The Convicts of Lisnamona," also from 1848, with an introduction written by Carleton for this edition. Extremely scarce (no copies in WorldCat, Irish National Library, others). Small octavo, 309 pages and 296 pages, respectively. This is a Very Good copy, with marbled paper boards and black leather tips. Shows edgewear and some chipping to the panels. Black leather spine with five raised bands, ruled and lettered in gilt. The text is clean, with light tanning. Owner's signature of T.G. Wills Sandford, a prominent landowner in Dublin and Roscommon. A rather nice little book, and unusual thus. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. First Thus.. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket. First Edition. 
Price: 250.00 USD
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5 Carleton, William The Poor Scholar (Tales and Stories of the Irish Peasantry)
New York D. & J. Sadlier & Co. 1854 Later Printing Hardcover Very Good No Jacket 
New York: D. & J. Sadlier & Co., 1854. Carleton (1794-1869) first published his stories of the Irish peasantry in 1830, with additions later. He was a popular author, although controversial due to his anti-Catholicism; his later years were spent in poverty. Sadlier published several editions of his work. This is a Very Good copy of an unknown edition, Number VI of Sadliers "Fireside Library." The long first story identifies the volume ("Two Volumes in One") but also included are "A Peasant Girl's Love," "Talbot and Gaynor, the Irish Pipers," and "Frank Finnegan, the Foster Brother." There is no publication date, but per Worldcat, Quercus believes it to be 1854, which seems correct stylistically. Blue cloth binding, ruled on the covers and blindstamped with an Irish figure. The lettering on the spine is gilt, which also features a shamrock. Clean text; 322 pages. Contemporary award inscription on the FFEP. Although the wood-pulp paper has tanned, it is still viable and clear. Bumped at the corners; head and foot of the spine are rubbed. Despite these defects, this remains a very attractive small volume.. Later Printing. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket. 16mo - over 5" - 6" tall. 
Price: 100.00 USD
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6 Carleton, William The Works of William Carleton
New York P.F. Collier 1881 First Thus. Hardcover Very Good No Jacket 
New York: P.F. Collier, 1881. William Carleton (1794-1869) was wildly popular for his sympathetic pictures of the Irish peasant, although he was anti-Catholic and no Fenian. First Thus, Volume III only. Illustrated. No date, but per OCLC, 1881. 404 pages. Includes "Traits and Stories of the Irish Peasantry," "The Black Prophet," "Wild Goose Lodge," "Tubber Derg," "Neal Malone," and "Art Maguire." A large, impressive volume. Victorian decorative binding, brown cloth, blindstamped and gilded. Corners mildly bumped, spine darkened. Clean text, starting to tan. No dustjacket, as issued. Size: 4to - over 9" - 12" tall. First Thus.. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket. First Edition. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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7 Carleton, William The Works of William Carleton. Volume II
New York P.F. Collier 1881 First Thus. Hardcover Very Good No Jacket 
New York: P.F. Collier, 1881. William Carleton (1794-1869) is famous for his popular and sympathetic pictures of the Irish peasantry; he was, however, anti-Catholic and certainly no Fenian. This is Volume #2 only of "Collier's Unabridged Edition." No date, but per OCLC, 1881. Illustrated. 639 pages. Included are "Jane Sinclair," "The Proctor's Daughter," "Lha Dhu," "Vatentine McClutchy," "The Dead Boxer," "The Tithe Proctor," "Ellen Duncan," and "The Emigrants of Aha-Darra." This is a Very Good copy of the First Edition Thus, a large, impressive volume. Victorian decorative binding - brown cloth, blindstamped and gilded. Light bumping to the corners, spine somewhat faded. Clean text, starting to tan. No dustjacket, as issued. Size: 4to - over 9" - 12" tall. First Thus.. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket. First Edition. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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8 Carleton, William Willy Reilly, and His Dear Coleen Bawn. A Tale, Founded on Fact
Boston Patrick Donahoe 1873 First Thus. Hardcover Very Good Plus No Jacket 
Boston: Patrick Donahoe, 1873. Irish writer William Carleton (1794-1869) was one of the most popular authors of the 19th Century, and his works were published many times by various publishers (the exact publication sequence is problematic).This is most likely the first edition published by Donohoe, so Quercus tentatively identifies it as a First Thus. It is a Very Good Plus copy, and very attractive. Green cloth binding with blinstamping and gilt lettering on the spine. The text is clean and evenly toned; faint previous-owner signature on endpapers; towards the end several pages have closed tears. No dustjacket; in an archival plastic protector. Size: Atlas Folio - over 23" - 25" tall. First Thus.. Hard Cover. Very Good Plus/No Jacket. First Edition. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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