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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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Facts about Water: New and Selected Poems.

By: Berkeley, Sara.

Price: $4.50

Publisher: Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK., Bloodaxe Books: 1994

Seller ID: 9480

ISBN: 1852242922

Condition: Fine


8vo - 21.5 x 13.5 cm.; 96 pp. Sara is a young Irish poet now living in California and has been awarded the Irish Book Award and the Sunday Tribune Arts Award for her published work. This edition is co-published by New Island Books and the Thistledown Press. View more info

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Facts about Water: New and Selected Poems.

By: Berkeley, Sara.

Price: $4.50

Publisher: Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK., Bloodaxe Books: 1994

Seller ID: 9481

ISBN: 1852242922

Condition: Fine


8vo - 21.5 x 13.5 cm.; 96 pp. Sara is a young Irish poet now living in California and has been awarded the Irish Book Award and the Sunday Tribune Arts Award for her published work. This edition is co-published by New Island Books and the Thistledown Press. 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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Patch: Memories of an Irish Lad.

By: Carroll CSC., Patrick J.

Price: $90.00

Publisher: Notre Dame, Indiana., Ave Maria Press: 1930

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 10205

Condition: Very Good in Good dust jacket


12mo - 18 x 11.5 cm.; 342 - [2] pp. Green cloth with gilt lettering on spine, now quite faded. A first edition. A variant edition has black lettering on the spine. The copyright dated 1930 is held by Rev. Eugene P. Burke. The list of other books by the same author has four and stops at "School Plays", "The Ship in the Wake" and "Ted". Minor wear to the corners and spine crown/heel with that restricted mainly to the tail edges probably due to shelf wear. The binding is ti... 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 Poetry of Seamus Heaney: A Critical Study.

By: Corcoran, Neil.

Price: $5.85

Publisher: London, UK., Faber and Faber Ltd: 1998

Seller ID: 7916

ISBN: 0571177476

Condition: Very Good+


8vo - 19.5 x 12.5 cm.; xi - 276 pp. First published in 1986, this is the revised and expanded new edition in light of Heaney's receiving the Nobel Prize for literature. A critical study of his work including his prose and translations along with his poetry. Very minor wear and scuffing to the covers. Interior is clean and the binding is solid. 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 Winner Of Sorrow.

By: Lynch, Brian.

Price: $6.30

Publisher: Dublin, Ireland., New Island: 2005

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 11042

ISBN: 1904301800

Condition: Near Fine


8vo - 23 x 15 cm.; 340 pp. Lynch, an Irish poet, script writer and critic of some note, turns his hand to fiction in this, his first novel. A fictionalized telling of the life of William Cowper, a poet of the 1700's who had a tremendous influence on such writers as Wordsworth and Jane Austen. Slight soiling on the fore edge of the text block, else fine. View more info

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The Wheel of Life: 4 One Act Plays and Other Writings.

By: MacGabhann, Brian. (Mac Gabhann).

Price: $13.50

Publisher: Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK., Glandore Publishing: 1999

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 9099

Condition: Very Good


8vo - 21 x 14.5 cm.; 84 pp. Photographic wraps with a saddle stapled binding. Signed with an inscription on 1st page by Brian: "To _____ 'Keep warm + keep well'. All the best from Brian". Foreword by Des Wilson. Contents: Part 1; "Happy Child", "Dolls on the Window", "Home", "Time and Longings". Part II; "Saturdays Streets", "The Hunger-Striker", "History", "Oh the Hatred", "Polemic Advice", "Inside", "Oh Tree". Laid loosely in is a xerographic copy of Brian's poem "The ... View more info

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Stand and Give Challenge.

By: MacManus, Francis.

Price: $18.00

Publisher: New York., Loring & Mussey.: 1935

Edition: First American Edition

Seller ID: 11893

Condition: Good+ with no dust jacket


8vo - 19 x 13 cm.; 269 pp. Green cloth with black lettering on spine and black harp on front board. MacManus (1909-1965) was born in Kilkenny and educated both there and in Dublin, graduating from University College in Dublin. He taught at the Synge Street Christian Brothers School in Dublin until he took a positiion with Radio Eireann in 1948 where he headed up the Talks and Features department until his death in 1965. The Francis MacManus short story competition sponso... View more info