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Rare Book & Manuscript Sale

Fonsie Mealy Auctioneers Important Sale of Rare Books, Manuscripts, Literature, Ephemera & Sporting Memorabilia at The Talbot Stillorgan Hotel, Dublin. Live Webcast Auction 18 Jun 2019 10:30 BST
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Stillorgan, Co. Dublin.

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  • Stillorgan Road
  • Stillorgan
  • Co. Dublin.
  • .A94 V6K5
  • Ireland

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Scarce Signed Copies MacNevin (Thos.) The Lives and Trials of Archibald Hamilton Rowan, Rev.

Lot 1

Scarce Signed Copies MacNevin (Thos.) The Lives and Trials of Archibald Hamilton Rowan, Rev. William Jackson, The Defenders, William Orr, Peter F...

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Selden (John) The History of Tythes, sm. 4to [L.] 1618. First Edn.

Lot 2

Selden (John) The History of Tythes, sm. 4to [L.] 1618. First Edn., some damp stains, later calf backed bind. (1)

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Hudson (Wm. E.

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Hudson (Wm. E.) A Treatise on the Elective Franchise and the Registration of Electors in Ireland, Under the Reform Act, sm. 8vo D. 1832. First Edn...

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Moore - The Works of Thomas Moore, 6 vols. 12mo Paris 1823. Cont. full calf, mor.

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Moore - The Works of Thomas Moore, 6 vols. 12mo Paris 1823. Cont. full calf, mor. labels, 1 spine lacking. (6)

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Clarke (Austin) Flight to Africa, Dolmen 1963; Old-Fashioned Pilgrimage,

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Clarke (Austin) Flight to Africa, Dolmen 1963; Old-Fashioned Pilgrimage, Dolmen 1967; The Echo at Coole & Other Poems, Dolmen 1968; The Bright Tem...

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Hamilton (Rev. Wm.) Letters Concerning the Northern Coast of the County of Antrim, ... In Two Parts.

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Hamilton (Rev. Wm.) Letters Concerning the Northern Coast of the County of Antrim, ... In Two Parts. roy 8vo D. 1790. Lg. fold. map frontis, 3 fol...

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Russell (Geo) 'A.E.' - The Interpreters, L. 1922. First Edn., orig. & orig. d.w.

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Russell (Geo) 'A.E.' - The Interpreters, L. 1922. First Edn., orig. & orig. d.w. Inscribed with 2 line verse & Signed in both forms; The Mask of A...

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Association Copies: Ibsen (Henrik) Ghosts: An Enemy of the People: The Wild Duck, ed. by Wm.

Lot 8

Association Copies: Ibsen (Henrik) Ghosts: An Enemy of the People: The Wild Duck, ed. by Wm. Archer, L. (Walter Scott Publishing Co.) 1907. Inscri...

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Bound Specially for 'The Uncrowned King of Ireland' Binding: [Parnell (Chas.

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Bound Specially for 'The Uncrowned King of Ireland' Binding: [Parnell (Chas. Stewart)] Scotland's Welcome to Mr. Parnell: A Souvenir of his first...

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Presentation Copy O'Leary (John) Recollections of Fenians and Fenianism, 2 vols. L. 1896.

Lot 10

Presentation Copy O'Leary (John) Recollections of Fenians and Fenianism, 2 vols. L. 1896. First Edn., 2 port. frontis uncut, orig. cloth good. (2...

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Pamphlet: [Prynne (Wm.

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Pamphlet: [Prynne (Wm.)] Romes Master-Peece or, The Grand Conspiracy of the Pope and his Jesuited Instruments, to extirpate the Protestant Religio...

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Inscribed Presentation Copy Cork Interest: Caulfield (Richard) Rotulus Pipae Clonensis, ex.

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Inscribed Presentation Copy Cork Interest: Caulfield (Richard) Rotulus Pipae Clonensis, ex. Originali In Registro Ecclesiae Cathedralis Clonensis...

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Dun Emer & Cuala Press : Hyde (Douglas) The Love Songs of Connacht,

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Dun Emer & Cuala Press : Hyde (Douglas) The Love Songs of Connacht, 8vo Dundrum (Dun Emer Press) 1904. First Edn. uncut cloth backed boards; also ...

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With Hand-Coloured Illustrations Cuala Press: Rivers (Elizabeth) Stranger in Aran, 8vo D. 1946.

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With Hand-Coloured Illustrations Cuala Press: Rivers (Elizabeth) Stranger in Aran, 8vo D. 1946. First Edn. Lim. Edn. No. 171 (280). Hand coloured...

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Toibín (Colm) The Empty Family, Viking 2010. First Edn., Signed Pres. Copy, cloth & d.w.

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Toibín (Colm) The Empty Family, Viking 2010. First Edn., Signed Pres. Copy, cloth & d.w.; also 4 other paperback volumes of the author's work, All...

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Irish Novels: Doyle (Roddy) Paddy Clarke Ha Ha Ha, 8vo L.

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Irish Novels: Doyle (Roddy) Paddy Clarke Ha Ha Ha, 8vo L. 1993 Signed; The Deportees and other Stories, L. 2007. Signed; The Dead Republic, roy 8v...

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[Otway (Caesar)] A Tour in Connaught: Comprising Sketches of Clonmacnoise, Joyce Country and Achill.

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[Otway (Caesar)] A Tour in Connaught: Comprising Sketches of Clonmacnoise, Joyce Country and Achill. Sm. 8vo D. 1839. First Edn., frontis & other ...

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Gregory (Lady) The Kiltartan Poetry Book, Prose Translations from The Irish. N.Y. & Lond. 1919.

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Gregory (Lady) The Kiltartan Poetry Book, Prose Translations from The Irish. N.Y. & Lond. 1919. First Edn., fine mor. backed boards; Seven Short P...

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Highly Important Literary Magazines Jolas (Eugene), Paul (Elliot) & others, Editors, Transition,

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Highly Important Literary Magazines Jolas (Eugene), Paul (Elliot) & others, Editors, Transition, Vols. 1, 7, 8, 9, 11, 16-17, 18, 21, 22, 23, 24,...

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Attractive Illustrated Volumes Campbell (Joseph) Earth of Cualann, roy 8vo D. 1917.

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Attractive Illustrated Volumes Campbell (Joseph) Earth of Cualann, roy 8vo D. 1917. First Limited Edn., NO. 19 of 500 Copies Only. Illustrated by...

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All Signed Copies Heaney (Seamus) Electric Light, L. 2001. First Edn.; District and Circle, L.

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All Signed Copies Heaney (Seamus) Electric Light, L. 2001. First Edn.; District and Circle, L. 2006. First Edn.,; Human Change, L. 2010. First Ed...

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Important Association Copy Heaney (Seamus) Beowulf, Translated by S.H. 8vo L. 1999. First Edn.

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Important Association Copy Heaney (Seamus) Beowulf, Translated by S.H. 8vo L. 1999. First Edn., Signed Pres. Copy, cloth & orig. pict. d.w. (1) ...

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Dolmen Press: Montague (John) Poisoned Lands, 8vo D. (Dolmen 1977) Signed Edition No.

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Dolmen Press: Montague (John) Poisoned Lands, 8vo D. (Dolmen 1977) Signed Edition No. 12 of 75 Copies Only, frontis, orig. mor. backed green cloth...

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Heaney (Seamus) The Cure at Troy, 8vo Derry (Field Day) 1990. First Edn. pict. d.w; Beowulf, Trans.

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Heaney (Seamus) The Cure at Troy, 8vo Derry (Field Day) 1990. First Edn. pict. d.w; Beowulf, Trans. by S. Heaney. roy 8vo L. 1999. First Edn., Sig...

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Irish Female Poets: Ní Chuilleanáin (Eileán) Acts and Monuments, Gallery 1972; Site of Ambush,

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Irish Female Poets: Ní Chuilleanáin (Eileán) Acts and Monuments, Gallery 1972; Site of Ambush, Gallery 1975; The Second Voyage Poems, Wake Forest ...

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Carson (Ciaran) The Irish for No, Gallery 1987; The Alexandrine Plan,

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Carson (Ciaran) The Irish for No, Gallery 1987; The Alexandrine Plan, Gallery 1998; The Midnight Court, Gallery 2005; The Táin, A New Translation ...

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All Signed Copies Heaney (Seamus) Station Island, L. 1984. First Edn.

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All Signed Copies Heaney (Seamus) Station Island, L. 1984. First Edn., Signed by Author on title page, cloth & d.w.; The Cure at Troy, 8vo Derry...

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Heaney (Seamus) Opened Ground, Poems 1966 - 1996, L. 1998, First Edn., boards; Electric Light, L.

Lot 28

Heaney (Seamus) Opened Ground, Poems 1966 - 1996, L. 1998, First Edn., boards; Electric Light, L. 2001. First Edn., cloth & d.w.; District and Cir...

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Heaney (Seamus) Death of a Naturalist, 8vo L. 1966. First Edn., orig. & orig. cold. d.w.

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Heaney (Seamus) Death of a Naturalist, 8vo L. 1966. First Edn., orig. & orig. cold. d.w.; also The Tree Clock, Belfast 1990. First Lim. Edn., One ...

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Both Signed Copies [Seamus Heaney] Brandes (R.) & Durkan (M.J.

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Both Signed Copies [Seamus Heaney] Brandes (R.) & Durkan (M.J.) Seamus Heaney A Bibliography 1959 - 2003, 8vo L. 2008. First Edn., Signed by Hean...

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Heaney (Seamus) After Summer, roy 8vo Deerfield and Gallery Press 1978. Limited Edn.

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Heaney (Seamus) After Summer, roy 8vo Deerfield and Gallery Press 1978. Limited Edn. 250 Copies only, Signed by Author, illus., cloth & d.w.; Fiel...

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Heaney (Seamus) Electric Light, L. 2001. First Limited Edn., No.

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Heaney (Seamus) Electric Light, L. 2001. First Limited Edn., No. 15 of 300 Copies Only, Signed by Author, cloth backed boards & matching slipcase....

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Signed Limited Edition Heaney (Seamus) The Riverbank Field, illustrated by Martin Gale. Lg.

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Signed Limited Edition Heaney (Seamus) The Riverbank Field, illustrated by Martin Gale. Lg. 8vo Gallery Press 2007. Lim. Edn. No. 174 of 450 Copi...

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Mc Gahern (John) Amongst Women, roy 8vo L. (Faber & Faber) 1990. First Edn. - Signed, d.w.

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Mc Gahern (John) Amongst Women, roy 8vo L. (Faber & Faber) 1990. First Edn. - Signed, d.w.; The Collected Stories, L. (Faber & Faber) 1992. First ...

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Celtic Art: Bain (George) Celtic Art - The Methods of Construction,

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Celtic Art: Bain (George) Celtic Art - The Methods of Construction, in 6 parts oblong 8vo Glasgow (Wm. Maclellan) n.d. Sole Edition, illus. thro.-...

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O'Casey's Plays: The Plough and the Stars, L. (Mac Milan & Co.) 1926. First Edn., port.

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O'Casey's Plays: The Plough and the Stars, L. (Mac Milan & Co.) 1926. First Edn., port. frontis, with orig. Photograph of the Author,loosely inser...

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All First Editions in Original Wrappers O'Casey (Seán) I Knock at the Door, L.

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All First Editions in Original Wrappers O'Casey (Seán) I Knock at the Door, L. 1939; Pictures in the Hallway, 1942; Drums Under the Window, L. 19...

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O'Casey - Krause (David) The Letters of Sean O'Casey, 1910 - 1964. 4 vols. roy 8vo L.

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O'Casey - Krause (David) The Letters of Sean O'Casey, 1910 - 1964. 4 vols. roy 8vo L. 1975 - 1992 First Edn.,; Krause (D.) Sean O'Casey the Man & ...

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Inscribed by Geo. Stephenson, Lisburn Boate (Gerard), Molineux (T.

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Inscribed by Geo. Stephenson, Lisburn Boate (Gerard), Molineux (T.) & others, A Natural History of Ireland, 4to D. 1755. 10 fold. & other plts. t...

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Wellington - Ireland: Civil Correspondence and Memoranda of Field Marshal Arthur Duke of Wellington,

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Wellington - Ireland: Civil Correspondence and Memoranda of Field Marshal Arthur Duke of Wellington, [Relating to Ireland From March 30th 1807 - A...

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Pamphlets: Irish Loyal and Patriotic Union - Publications Issued During the Year 1890, 8vo D. & L.

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Pamphlets: Irish Loyal and Patriotic Union - Publications Issued During the Year 1890, 8vo D. & L. 1890. First Edn., orig. cloth worn. As a coll.,...

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Leonard (Hugh) Stephen D. A Play in Two Acts, Adopted by Hugh Leonard from James Joyce, 8vo L. 1964.

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Leonard (Hugh) Stephen D. A Play in Two Acts, Adopted by Hugh Leonard from James Joyce, 8vo L. 1964. First Edn., cloth & d.w.; Home before Night, ...

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Faulkner's Edition of Swift - Lord Orrery's Copy Swift (Jonathan) The Works of J.S. D.D., D.S.P.D.

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Faulkner's Edition of Swift - Lord Orrery's Copy Swift (Jonathan) The Works of J.S. D.D., D.S.P.D., Vol. I - Vol. XVIII, together 18 vols. 8vo D....

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Modern Irish Athors: Mac Laverty (Bernard) Grace Notes, L. 1997. First Edn., Signed, d.w.

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Modern Irish Athors: Mac Laverty (Bernard) Grace Notes, L. 1997. First Edn., Signed, d.w.; Mc Laverty (Michael) Collected Short Stories, D. 1978, ...

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Scottish Music: Hogg (James) The Jacobite Relics of Scotland, Being The Songs,

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Scottish Music: Hogg (James) The Jacobite Relics of Scotland, Being The Songs, Airs and Legends of the Adherents to the House of Stuart. 8vo Edin....

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Binding: Moore (Thos.) Lalla Rookh, 8vo L. 1817. Ninth, with engravings by Richard Westall. Add.

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Binding: Moore (Thos.) Lalla Rookh, 8vo L. 1817. Ninth, with engravings by Richard Westall. Add. engd. title, & 5 plts. a.e.g., silk ends, tooled ...

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Bindings: Pope - Warton (Joseph)ed. etc. The Works of Alexander Pope: with Notes and Illustrations.

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Bindings: Pope - Warton (Joseph)ed. etc. The Works of Alexander Pope: with Notes and Illustrations. 9 vols. 8vo Lond. 1822. New Edn. Engd. port. f...

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Stationery Office: Report of Inquiry into the Housing of the Working Classes of the City of Dublin

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Stationery Office: Report of Inquiry into the Housing of the Working Classes of the City of Dublin 1939 / 43, roy 8vo D. 1943. Sole Edn., Folding ...

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I.T.G.W.U.

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I.T.G.W.U. - The Attempt to Smash The Irish Transport and General Workers Union, A Report of the Actions in the Law Courts, with a Historical Intr...

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Irish Poetry etc: Montague (John) The Rough Field, Dolmen 1972; The Lost Notebook,

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Irish Poetry etc: Montague (John) The Rough Field, Dolmen 1972; The Lost Notebook, Mercier Press 1987. Illus by John Verling; The Figure in the Ca...

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Hyde (Douglas) Abhráin atá Leagtha ar An Reachtuire or Songs Ascribed to Raftery, D. 1903.

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Hyde (Douglas) Abhráin atá Leagtha ar An Reachtuire or Songs Ascribed to Raftery, D. 1903. First Edn., With Signed Presentation Inscription, cloth...

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Irish Poetry: Kennelly (Brendan) & Holzapfel (Rudi) Cast a Cold Eye - Poems, Dolmen 1959. Lim. Edn.

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Irish Poetry: Kennelly (Brendan) & Holzapfel (Rudi) Cast a Cold Eye - Poems, Dolmen 1959. Lim. Edn. 250 Copies, boards. Scarce; Kennelly - The Sin...

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Limited Editions Club Publications Wilde (Oscar) The Ballad of Reading Gaol, illus.

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Limited Editions Club Publications Wilde (Oscar) The Ballad of Reading Gaol, illus. by Zhenya Gay, sm. folio N. York 1937. Lim. Edn. No. 1253 of ...

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Limited Editions Club Publications Wilde (Oscar) Salome, Drame en un Acte.

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Limited Editions Club Publications Wilde (Oscar) Salome, Drame en un Acte. Illustrations par André Derain; and Salomé, A Tragedy in One Act,... I...

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Limited Editions Club Publications Wilde (Oscar) Lady Windermere's Fan & The Importance of Being

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Limited Editions Club Publications Wilde (Oscar) Lady Windermere's Fan & The Importance of Being Ernest, with illustrations by Tony Walton, folio...

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Illustrated Limited Editions Childers (Erskine) The Riddle of the Sands,

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Illustrated Limited Editions Childers (Erskine) The Riddle of the Sands, A Record of Secret Service Recently Achieved. Illustrations by John O'Co...

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Limited Editions Club Publications London (Jack) The Sea-Wolf, illustrations by Fletcher Martin,

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Limited Editions Club Publications London (Jack) The Sea-Wolf, illustrations by Fletcher Martin, folio Hartford 1961. No. 1133 of 1500 Copies, Si...

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Contributions by James Joyce, Oliver Gogarty etc.

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Contributions by James Joyce, Oliver Gogarty etc. Periodical: The Venture, An Annual of Art and Literature, sm. folio L. 1905. First Edn., hf. ti...

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Hogarth (William) The Analysis of Beauty, lg. 4to L. (J. Reeves for the Author) 1753. First Edn.

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Hogarth (William) The Analysis of Beauty, lg. 4to L. (J. Reeves for the Author) 1753. First Edn., wd. cut device on title, device on title, 2 lg. ...

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Pochin Mould (D.D.C.) Valentia, Portrait of an Island, 4to D.

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Pochin Mould (D.D.C.) Valentia, Portrait of an Island, 4to D. (Blackwater) 1978, Signed by the Author, illus., cloth and d.j.; Carmody (Vincent) ...

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