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Murphy

By: Beckett, Samuel

Price: $28.00

Publisher: New York, Grove Press.: 1970

Seller ID: 25195

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket


8vo - 20 x 13.5 cm.; 282 pp. A volume in the series, The Collected Works of Samuel Beckett. Beckett received the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1969. This comic novel was first published in 1938. Navy blue cloth-covered boards with silver lettering on front board and spine. A clean, tight volume. Dust jacket is lightly soiled and front flap is price clipped. View more info

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Home Movie Nights.

By: Berkeley, Sara.

Price: $4.80

Publisher: Dublin, Ireland / Saskatoon, Saskatchewan., Raven Arts Press / Thistledown Press.: 1989

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 26577

ISBN: 1851860509

Condition: Near Fine


8vo - 21.5 x 14 cm.; 62 pp. A collection of 44 poems by this Irish writer. Price sticker on the lower fore corner of the back cover, else fine. Raven Arts ISBN - 1851860509. Thistledown ISBN - 0920633595. View more info

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Penn.

By: Berkeley, Sara.

Price: $4.80

Publisher: Dublin, Ireland / Saskatoon, Saskatchewan., Raven Arts Press / Thistledown Press.: 1989

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 26635

ISBN: 1851860132

Condition: Near Fine


8vo - 21.5 x 14 cm.; 48 pp. A collection of 38 poems by this Irish writer. Price sticker on the lower fore corner of the back cover, else fine. Raven Arts ISBN - 1851860132. Thistledown ISBN - 0920633587. View more info

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For the Love of Ireland: A Literary Companion for Readers and Travellers.

By: Cahill, Susan. (editor).

Price: $6.75

Publisher: New York., Ballantine Books.: 2001

Edition: First Thus

Seller ID: 7336

ISBN: 0345434196

Condition: Near Fine


8vo - 21 x 14 cm.; xxi - 458 pp. "Cahill offers the jewels of Irish literature. Each selection is followed by traveller's advice on how to find and fully experience the place that's written about." Organized according to provinces and counties. Includes selections from James Joyce, W. B. Yeats, Seamus Heaney, William Trevor, Frank McCourt, Edna O'Brien, Roddy Doyle, Jonathan Swift, Sean O'Casey, Samuel Beckett, Eavan Boland, Nuala O'Faolain, Frank O'Connor, Joyce... View more info

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The Parchment Boat.

By: Cannon, Moya.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Oldcastle, Oreland., Gallery Press.: 1997

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 26505

ISBN: 1852352019

Condition: Fine


8vo - 21.5 x 13.5 cm.; 45 pp. Published simultaneously in both a hard and a soft cover edition, this is the first soft cover edition. Thirty poems in this collection. Moya now teaches (1997) in a school for adolescent travellers in Galway. Quite a calling. View more info

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All Souls. (Revised edition).

By: Coady, Michael.

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Oldcastle, Ireland., Gallery Press.: 2006

Seller ID: 26604

ISBN: 1852352116

Condition: Fine


8vo - 21.5 x 13.5 cm.; 138 - (6) pp. First published in 1997, revised in 2001, this the second printing of the revised edition. ". . . a compendium of poetry, story, illustration and memoir". View more info

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The Deserter.

By: Elizabeth, Charlotte. (Hannah More).

Price: $24.00

Publisher: New York., Dodd, Mead & Company.: 1876

Seller ID: 26872

Condition: Very Good- with no dust jacket


16mo - 17 x 11 cm.; 239 pp. Decorative red cloth with red lettering on gilt panels (both the spine and the front board) along with black border rules and scroll work on the front board, blind stamped border rules on the back board. All text block edges are gilt though there is very little of the gilding left now. No additional printings are noted though this is later printing as Charlotte Elizabeth, born in 1790, died in 1846 and "The Deserter" was first publishe... View more info

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Night on Hibernia.

By: Ennis, John.

Price: $6.00

Publisher: Dublin, Ireland., Gallery Books.: 1976

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 26523

ISBN: 0902996460

Condition: Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


8vo - 21.5 x 14 cm.; 61 pp. Plain glossy white wrappers with a pale blue dust jacket. Published simultaneously in a hard and soft cover ediiton, this is the first soft cover edition. The author's first book. Twenty eight poems in this collection. Publication #27 in the Gallery Books poetry series. The art work on the jacket is by Michael Kane. The dust jacket has a darkened spine and a price sticker on the front jacket flap. View more info

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Modern Irish Literature, 1800-1967: A Reader's Guide.

By: Harmon, Maurice.

Price: $4.80

Publisher: Dublin, Ireland., Dolmen Press.: 1967

Seller ID: 21918

Condition: Good+


8vo - 20.5 x 13.5 cm.; 71 pp. Green paper over boards with gilt lettering on spine. Four parts: "Irish Literature, 1800-1890", "Irish Literature, 1890-1920", "Post-Revolutionary Irish Literature", and "Irish History and Culture: Selected Bibliography". Each part is subdivided into several sub sections. The bibliographical information is restricted to author, title and first publication date only. Library markings are attachments on the fro... View more info

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Watching the Morning Grow.

By: Hutchinson, Pearse.

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Dublin, Ireland., Gallery Press.: 1972

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 26582

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


8vo - 22 x 14 cm.; 47 pp. Plain white glossy wraps with no lettering. Tan dust jacket with black lettering and art work. Published simultaneously in both a hard cover (300 printed) and a soft cover with 1700 copies printed. This is the first soft cover edition. Very mild browning to the spine and the text block edges. The unclipped dust jacket has mild wear on the head edge and a darkened spine. Two pages of notes at the back. This is publication #9 from Gallery Press. View more info

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Pentahedron.

By: Joyce, Trevor.

Price: $12.80

Publisher: Dublin, Ireland., New Writers' Press.: 1972

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 26654

Condition: Very Good


8vo - 22 x 15.5 cm.; 53 pp. Trevor Joyce's third book of poetry with 27 poems. Published in an edition of 1000 copies. From the back cover: "Pentahedron is a collection of experimental poems. The poems attempt to make language describe reality while at the same time remaining aware of itself as language, as ding-an-sich . . ." The covers show mild wear with the exception of a bump on the tail edge of the back cover and creasing associated with it. View more info

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Islandman: A Poem.

By: Kennelly, Brendan.

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Mornington, Ireland., Profile Press.: 1980

Seller ID: 26574

Condition: Very Good


8vo - 21.5 x 14.5 cm.; 36 pp. First published in 1977, this is a reprint. Illustrated with small black and white line drawings by Denis Bannister. The bottom fore corner is bumped and the spine is darkened a tad as are the cover margins next to the spine. Otherwise clean and tight. View more info

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Peppercanister Poems, 1972-1978.

By: Kinsella, Thomas.

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Winston-Salem, North Carolina., Wake Forest University Press.: 1979

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 26600

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket


8vo - 21 x 14 cm.; 159 pp. Plain white wrappers with no lettering fitted with a tan coloured dust jacket. All the poems in this collection had been previously published by the poet's own press, the Peppercanister Press. One and a bit page preface by the author along with a 23 page commentary at the back, again by the author. The page margins are very lightly age-toned or browned. The clipped dust jacket has some light wear to the folds and edges. View more info

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The Mirror in the Dusk.

By: MacNamara, Brinsley. (John Weldon).

Price: $16.00

Publisher: London, UK., Sampson, Low, Marston.: 1928

Seller ID: 26945

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


12mo - 18.5 x 12 cm.; (4) - 278 - (14) pp. Black cloth over boards with gilt lettering on the spine. Four page biographical sketch of the author by Abdrew E. Malone followed by 10 pages of publisher's adverts at the back. First published in Ireland in 1921, this is the first British edition. John Weldon (aka Brinsley MacNamara), 1890-1963, was an Irish actor and playwright and also worked as the registrar for the irish National Gallery in Dublin. This was his fourth publ... View more info

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The Chimeras: A Version of Les Chimères by Gérard de Nerval.

By: Mahon, Derek.

Price: $16.00

Publisher: Dublin, Ireland., Gallery Books.: 1982

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 26472

ISBN: 0904011321

Condition: Very Good+ in Near Fine dust jacket


8vo - 21.5 x 14 cm.; 20 pp. Plain white glossy wrappers with no lettering and a rose red dust jacket with black lettering and art work. Published simultaneously in both hard and soft cover, this is the first soft cover edition. The dust jacket has some very mild wear to the head edge and a sticker ghost on the inside of the front flap with a ghost of that same ghost on the front panel. I suppose a ghost twice seen becomes a chimera itself perhaps. View more info

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Maurice Tyrone: or The Fair Saxon. A Novel.

By: McCarthy, Justin.

Price: $64.00

Publisher: New York., D. & J. Sadlier & Company.: 1883

Edition: First Edition Thus

Seller ID: 26732

Condition: Very Good


12mo - 18.5 x 12.5 cm.; 574 pp. Dark blue cloth with ornate stampings (both gilt and blind) on the spine and the front board. McCarthy (1830-1912) was an Irish nationalist from Cork who besides being very active in politics, also wrote a few quite popular novels of which this was his first. First published in 1873, this is a reprint by Sadlier and one of their "Popular Library" series. The book shows mild wear to the externals while the gilding is dulled on the s... View more info

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Marconi's Cottage.

By: McGuckian, Medbh.

Price: $8.80

Publisher: Dublin, Ireland., Gallery Books.: 1991

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 26476

ISBN: 1852350814

Condition: Near Fine


8vo - 21.5 x 14 cm.; 110 pp. Published simultaneously in both hardcover and softcover in November of 1991, this is the first soft cover edition. The cover illustration is by the poet's son, Hugh, who was 7 years old at the time. From the back cover: "Romantic and religious, Mebdh McGuckian chronicles the conditions of her life and the loss and recovery of self in poems that are challenging, mesmerizing and rewarding". A collection of 60 poems with 1 page of ackno... View more info

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Drawing Ballerinas.

By: McGuckian, Medbh.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Oldcastle, Ireland., Gallery Books.: 2001

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 26511

ISBN: 1852352914

Condition: Fine


8vo - 21.5 x 14 cm.; 67 pp. Published simultaneously in both hardcover and softcover in July of 2001, this is the first soft cover edition. The cover illustration, "Dream", is by Felim Egan. From the back cover: "Medbh brings her radical art to bear on the long drawn-out process of change in the North of Ireland while she tries to comprehend some of the backward and forward steps and the many sacrifices and tragic gestures involved in achieving a settled stat... View more info

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The Flower Master.

By: McGuckian, Medbh.

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Oxford, UK., Oxford University Press.: 1982

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 26518

ISBN: 0192119494

Condition: Very Good+


8vo - 21.5 x 13.5 cm.; 51 pp. A collection of 41 poems by a then younger Ulster poet, her first published book of poetry. Very slight wear to the edges of the covers and the spine is tad darkened as are the text block edges. View more info

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Venus and the Rain.

By: McGuckian, Medbh.

Price: $4.80

Publisher: Oxford, UK., Oxford University Press.: 1984

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 26573

ISBN: 0192119621

Condition: Very Good-


8vo - 21.5 x 13.5 cm.; 55 pp. A collection of 45 poems by a then younger Ulster poet, her second published book of poetry. Very slight wear to the edges of the covers and the spine has a lateral crease in the middle. Otherwise clean and tight. View more info