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1 Banim, John & Michael Banim's Works (9 Volumes)
New York D. & J. Sadlier & Co. 1872 First Separate Hardcover Very Good (Plus) No Jacket 
New York: D. & J. Sadlier & Co., 1872. This is a Very Good (Plus) set of the Works of Michael Banim (1796-1874) and his brother/collaborator John (1798-1842). Several of the collaborative works were first published anonymously as "The O'Hara Family." Although very popular during the 19th Century, their works are uncommon today.This set is missing Volume II, but all others are present and complete. Most are dated 1869, but one is dated 1872, and Quercus accepts that as the publication year for the set. Quarter-bound with marbled paper and green leather spine and tips; five raised bands on the spines, which are also ruled; gilt titling and decorations. Although rubbed at the margins, all are in very sound condition, and remain attractive as a set. The texts are in excellent condition: bright, clear, almost completely free of foxing. All have the small bookplate of "Rev. John J. Duffy, D.D." on the front paste-downs. The Title Pages bear a stamp from a Paulist Retreat, St. Mary's of the Lake, where Duffy was the Pastor until his death in 1888. Specific Contents: Volume I: The Peep O'Day and Crohoore of the Billhook. By The O'Hara Family. A New Edition, with Introduction and Notes, By Michael Banim, Esq., the Survivor of the "O'Hara Family."412 pages; no date.Volume III: The Mayor of Wind-Gap with Canvassing. 414 pages; no date. Volume IV: The Bit O'Writin. [18 short pieces.] 406 pages; dated 1869. Volume V: The Boyne Water. 559 pages; dated 1869. Volume VI: The Denounced. 446 pages; dated 1869. Volume VII: Peter and the Castle with The Fetches. 343 pages; dated 1869. Volume VIII: Father Connell; A Tale. 382 pages; dated 1872. Volume IX: The Ghost-Hunter, and His Family. 251 pages; dated 1869 with Clough Fionn; or, the Irish Novelist. 177 pages; dated 1869. Volume X: The Life of John Banim, The Irish Novelist; with Extracts from His Correspondence, General and Literary. By Patrick Joseph Murray. Also, Selections from His Poems. 355 pages and 90 pages; both dated 1869. . First Separate. Half-Leather. Very Good (Plus)/No Jacket. 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall. First Edition. 
Price: 350.00 USD
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2 Banim, John & Michael Peter of the Castle; and The Fetches. By the O'Hara Family
New York & Montreal D. & J. Sadlier & Co. 1867 First Thus. Hardcover Very Good No Jacket 
New York & Montreal: D. & J. Sadlier & Co., 1867. Under their pseudonym of "the O'Hara Family" the Banim's books were extremely popular throughout the 19th century. These two tales were originally published in the 1820s, and mostly written by brother John. This is a Very Good copy of the First Edition Thus, "A New Edition, with Introduction and Notes, by Michael Banim. Green cloth binding with blindstamping on the front cover (a shamrock, natch!) and gilt lettering on the spine. Clean text with occasional foxing; 343 pages, bright and supple. The binding has darkened and the corners are bumped, but still strongly bound. This is an ex-libris copy, but any library markings are absent; only a paper label on the front paste-down. No dustjacket. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. First Thus.. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket. First Edition. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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3 Banim, John & Michael The Bit O' Writin' and Other Tales By The O'Hara Family. In Two Volumes
Philadelphia E.L. Carey & A. Hart 1838 First American Edition. Hardcover Very Good Plus No Jacket 
Philadelphia: E.L. Carey & A. Hart, 1838. John Banim (1798-1842) and Michael Banim (1796-1874) have been called the "first national authors of Ireland" due to their more naturalistic writing of a people too often the subject of characterture. They wrote both individually and in collaboration, originally anonymously, as in this volume, under the pseudonym of "the O'Hara Family." These are Very Good Plus to Near Fine copies of the First American Edition (no precedence established with the English edition). Extremely scarce. Tan paper-covered boards with faded cloth spines (probably originally a purple, which in its 19th-century version was prone to fade to brown or tan). Very light soiling and mildly bumped. The fragile paper labels are rubbed but mostly there and readable. The text is clean, with mild bits of foxing throughout. Volume One (204 pages) is a bit brighter than Volume Two (216 pages). These are superior copies of an important and rare title. Size: 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall. First American Edition.. Hard Cover. Very Good Plus/No Jacket. First Edition. 
Price: 1200.00 USD
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4 Carleton, William and The O'Hara Family (John & Michael Banim) The Emigrants of Ahadarra: A Tale of Irish Life & Crohoore of the Bill-Hook and The Fetches (Two Volumes Bound as One)
London/Belfast Simms and McIntyre 1848 First Thus Hardcover Very Good (Plus) No Jacket 
London/Belfast: Simms and McIntyre, 1848. William Carleton and "The O'Hara Family" (pseudonyms of John and Michael Banim) are recognized as the first Irish authors that came from the Roman Catholic side, rather than from the Protestant Ascendency. Here is a Very Good (Plus) copy of an edition combining the Banim's first story, from 1825, with a First Edition printing of one of Carleton's most popular books. Scarce. Marbled paper-covered boards with smooth leather spine and tips. Four raised bands on the spine, with gilt ruling; black label with gilt titling. Clean texts; viii, 309 pages and 318 pages. There is a contemporary bookseller's label on the front paste-down. The FFEP bears a signature; one corner of the page has been torn off. The text is clear and supple, with only very occasional tanning; some staining to the paste-downs. Withal, an extremely attractive volume, quite significant in the development of Irish literature.. First Thus. Quarter-Bound. Very Good (Plus)/No Jacket. 16mo - over 5" - 6" tall. First Edition. 
Price: 250.00 USD
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