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Poets of the Easter Rising
  1. 113. Ernest Boyd (1916 First edition) Ireland’s Literary Renaissance, John Lane Company, New York

    Original Foreword/preface by EB
    Ex library copy: Kelser College library, Melbourne, Florida, and sticker of St Joseph’s College, Mountain View.
    Seems unused. No markings. Title in gold on front cover

    €290.00

  2. 114. Ernest Boyd (1916 First edition) Ireland’s Literary Renaissance, John Lane Company, New York (2)

    Original Foreword/preface by EB
    Ex library copy: E.G. and W.A. Deacon
    Seems unused. No markings. Title in gold on front cover. Plastic dust cover.
    Very good condition.

    €290.00

  3. 115. Ernest Boyd (1922 second edition) Ireland’s Literary Renaissance, Alfred A. Knopf Inc. New York

    Preface to the new edition plus original preface
    Green cloth boards cover, binding solid, some shelf wear, slightly foxed, possibly unused with some uncut pages.

    €250.00

  4. 116. Criostoir O’Flynn (2004) The Easter Rising: A Poem Sequence, Obelisk Books: Dun Laoghaire

    Signed by the author. Original poems.
    48 page paperback in perfect condition.

    €30.00

  5. 117. Desmond Ryan (1963) The 1916 Poets: Pearse, Plunkett and McDonagh

    Greenwood Press,
    224 page hardback in small format with original dust cover.
    Comprehensive collection of poems by the 3 executed leaders.
    In excellent condition.

    €200.00

  6. 118. Multiple The Irish Review, September 1913, pages 329 – 384

    A monthly magazine of Irish literature, art and poetry.
    Published by the Irish Review Publishing Company, 12 D’Olier Street, Dublin.
    Pictures – Dermot O’Brien
    Poetry –Plunkett, Pearse, McDonagh
    Gaelic Literature – P.H. Pearse
    Literature – Mary Lavin
    Stories – James Stephens, Eleanor Farjeon
    Includes local advertisements including for St Enda’s College, Rathfarnham.
    Back cover has a long list of contributors to the Irish Review including AE, Piaras Beasley, Roger Casement, Paraic Colum, Lord Dunsany, Douglas Hyde, Harry Clarke, Grace Gifford, Nathanial Hone, William Orpen, Jack Yeats.
    Text in both Irish and English.
    Card cover in pale blue. Perfect binding.
    Slight fading of colour along edges.
    Spine slightly loosened.
    Internal pages sound.
    Definite collector’s item.

    €150.00

  7. 119. Multiple The Irish Review, July 1912 pages 225-280

    Published by the Irish Review Publishing Company, 12 D’Olier Street, Dublin.
    Contains articles on the women’s political movement in Ireland written by Hanna Sheehy-Skeffington and poems by Paraic Colum and Thomas McDonagh.

    €150.00

  8. 120. P. Colum and E. J. O’Brien (Eds) (1916 First edition) Poems of the Irish Revolutionary Brotherhood: Thomas McDonagh, P.H. Pearse (Padraig MacPiarais) Joseph Mary Plunkett, Sir Roger Casement

    Small, Maynard and Company, Boston.
    Small hardback of 71 pages. Introduction by P. Colum.
    Owner’s name: M. P. Worthington.
    Handwritten poem:
    ‘Mother Erin, I have loved thee
    With a love that knew not fear.
    And raised a hand to free thee
    At the flowering of the year
    But a hand was raised to smite me
    As I stooped to kiss thy brow –
    And the hand that would have freed thee
    By my side lies helpless now.’

    Spine damaged, edges foxed. Binding sound.

    €500.00

  9. 121. P. Colum and E. J. O’Brien (Eds) (1916 First edition) Poems of the Irish revolutionary brotherhood: Thomas McDonagh, P.H. Pearse (Padraig MacPiarais) Joseph Mary Plunkett, Sir Roger Casement (2),

    Small, Maynard and Company, Boston.
    Reprint of the original.

    €50.00

  10. 122. Multiple Irish World War 1 poets: Tom Kettle, Francis Ledwidge & John O’Donovan

    New print of original publication
    16 pages. Perfect binding. As new condition.

    €40.00

  11. 123. Gerald Dawe (Ed) (2008) Earth Voices whispering: an anthology of Irish war poetry 1914-1945,

    Blackstaff Press: Belfast.
    412 page paperbck of more than 300 poems and commentaries.
    Excellent scholarly work.

    €100.00

  12. 124. Gerald Dawe (Ed) (2008) Earth Voices whispering: and anthology of Irish war poetry 1914-1945 (2),

     Blackstaff Press: Belfast.
    412 page paperbck of more than 300 poems and commentaries.
    Excellent scholarly work.

    €100.00

  13. 125. Philip O’Leary (1994) The prose literature of the Gaelic Revival 1881-1921: ideology and Innovation

    Pennsylvania State University Press.
    526 page paperback in perect condition.
    Scholarly and academic.

    €100.00

  14. 126. Plunkett The Poems of Joseph Mary Plunkett

    Facimile of original 1919 Talbot Press Publication.
    Produced by Bibliophine. Perfect binging.
    Perfect condition.

    €50.00

  15. 127. Joseph Mary Plunkett (1911) The circle and the sword

    Mauncel and Company Ltd. 96 Middle Abbey Street, Dublin.
    Reprint of original.

    €50.00

  16. 128. Joseph Mary Plunkett (1911) The circle and the sword (2),

    Company Ltd. 96 Middle Abbey Street, Dublin.
    Reprint of original.

    €50.00

  17. 129. Proinsias MacAonghusa and Liam Ó Reagáin (1967) The Best of Pearse

    First edition, A Mercier original paperback of 192 pages.
    A selection of the writings of Pearse to trace the development of his thoughts in advance of the Easter Rising. The writings include his reflections on the education system in Ireland ( the murder machine) of the time, on religion, on the Irish sagas and heroes and on Irish literature of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.
    The book also contains scripts of plays including The Master and The Singer.
    It includes the text of the Proclamation and Pearse’s last speech at his Court Martial before his execution.
    Definitely a unique scholar’s and historians’ collection item in excellent condition.
    Unmarked throughout but with some light damage of edges and minor tear on bottom of spine.

    €200.00

  18. 130. Xavier Carthy ( 1978) In Bloody Protest: The Tragedy of Patrick Pearse

     Able Press First edition
    Paperback of 154 pages.
    Carthy re-assesses the life and death of Pearse who saw himself as a continuum in the contributions of Wolfe Tone, Thomas Davis, John Mitchell and James Fintan Lawlor to Irish independence.
    The last of even chapters asks if the Easter Rising was a terrible mistake.
    The book ends with a extensive reading list.
    Excellent unmarked copy.

    €150.00

  19. 131. Pearse The Stories of Padraic Pearse dramatised by M. H. Gaffney OP

    With an introduction by Miss M.M. Pearse TD
    The Talbot Press.
    228 pages in original binding with original illustrated dust cover.
    No publication date, possibly 1935.
    Some spotting on front and bottom pages.
    Otherwise a sound and clean version.

    €200.00

  20. 132. Ruth Dudley Edwards. (1977) Patrick Pearse: the triumph of failure

    Faber and Faber: London.
    382 page paperback. Historical perspective. Scholarly.
    In very good condition other than slight foxing.

    €100.00

  21. 133. Pearse (1979) Quotations from P.H. Pearse

    Compiled and introduced by Prionsias MacAonghusa with a foreword by Seán McBride. Mercier Press.
    62 page paper back in very good condition.

    €100.00

  22. 134. Pearse P.H. Pearse An Mhatair and scealta eile, Padraig MacPiarais do scriobh.

    1920 compilation.
    Dundalgan Press. Dundalk.
    Hardback in Irish script.
    Spine slightly damaged. Otherwise in very good condition.

    €100.00

  23. 135. Seamas O Buachalla (1979) Padraig Mac Piarais and Eire lena linn

    Cló Mercier, Dublin.
    Unique collection of photographs of the Pearse family, political gatherings up to 1970 including DeVelera and Terence O’Neill, commentaries and anecdotes.
    Unique collector’s item.

    €200.00

  24. 136. Stephens James Stephens (Ed) The Poetical works of Thomas McDonagh, Talbot Press, Dublin

    No date. Posssibly 1917.
    Green boards with ’new Era Library’ embossed on cover. Binding sound. Internally good. A little foxed.

    €150.00

  25. 137. Stephens James Stephens (Ed) The Poetical works of Thomas McDonagh, Talbot Press, Dublin (2)

    No date. Posssibly 1917.
    Green boards witn ’new Era Library’ embossed oncover. Binding sound. Internally good. A little foxed.

    €150.00

  26. 138. Casement Gertrude Parry (1918) Some poems of Roger Casement. The Talbot Press: Dublin

    Unique and sensitive commentary on the life and passions of Casement with insights from family and friends. Long narrative by Gertrude Parry.
    Small format paperback with plain paper cover.
    Unique collector’s item in good condition, but with one loose page.

    €200.00

  27. 139. Aubrey DeVere (1875) Sonnets

    Facsimile copy

    €40.00

  28. 140. Aubrey deVere (1889) Essays, chiefly literary and ethical,

    MacMillan and Co: London.
    Facilile copy of original.

    €50.00

  29. 141. William Butler Yeats (1922) ‘Easter 1916’ and other poems,

    Dover Publications, New York. Facsimile. 63 pages.

    €40.00

  30. 142. Yeats A selection from the poetry of W.B.Yeats in one volume, Copyright edition,

    Baron Bernard Tauchnittz, Leipzig.
    Preface by Yeats deddicated to Baron Tauchnitz, October 1912.
    270 pages of poems and plays in small rpint.
    Soft cover. Binding intact. Edges worn. Some foxing.

    €200.00

  31. 143. W. B. Yeats (1947) Tribute to Thomas Davis

    Cork University Press
    Preface by Denis Glynn, an unpublished letter by AE as well as the Yeats tribute.
    Definite collector’s item in very good condition.

    €100.00

  32. 144. W. B. Yeats (1947) Tribute to Thomas Davis (2)


    Cork University Press
    Preface by Denis Glynn, an unpublished letter by AE as well as the Yeats tribute.
    Definite collector’s item in very good condition.

    €100.00

  33. 145. G. S. Fraser (1954) W. B. Yeats, Writers and their Worlds: No. 50.

    Published by by Longman & G..Co.
    40 pages
    Cover has elaborate foliage illustrations in burgundy ad magnolia.
    In very good condition.
    Collector’s item.

    €60.00

  34. 146. Robert O’Driscoill & Lorna Reynolds (Eds) (1972) ‘Bealtaine’ Yeats Studies: an international journal No 2

    ‘Theatre and the Visual Arts’
    ‘A centenary celebration of Jack Yeats and John Synge’
    Irish University Press, Shannon, Ireland for University College Galway & University of Toronto.
    The Advisory Board included Denis Donoghue and Brendan Kennelly.
    Contains 7 self-portrait drawings of Jack Yeats and a postcard and letter to Elbin Matthews.
    The final item is a panel discussion recording for the university of Toronto and McMaster University 10-14 February 1971 which included W.H Auden, Jack McGann and Marchall McLuhan.
    138 pages in very good condition.
    Definite collector’s item

    €130.00

  35. 147. National Gallery Catalogue for ‘W. B. Yeats: A centenary exhibition in the National Gallery of Ireland, 1965

    The Dolmen Press, November 1965 Dublin
    One correction by hand in black ink.
    Includes 3 plates in black and white.
    Collector’s item.

    €80.00

  36. 148. W. B. Yeats (1907) The Land of Heart’s Desire

    Samuel French, New York
    Copyright 1907 to McMillan Co.
    Copyright 1934 to W. B. Yeats
    With copyright stickers.
    23 page booklet with yellow cover. Double stapled.
    Generally in very good condition.

    €80.00

  37. 149. A.E. (1915) Imaginations and other reveries

    Munsal and Company, Dublin and London.
    Collection of twenty years of AE’s writings. 255 pages.
    Blue board covers intact. Foxing on edges.

    €200.00

  38. 150. A.E. (1920) Collected Poems

    MacMillan and Company , London.
    Dark blue board covers. Some shelf wear on bottom of spine. Edges foxed.
    Contains newspaper cutting of article by M.J.McManus reviewing AE’s contribution to literature from his series: ‘Books from my library’, 17 December 1950.

    €200.00

  39. 151. AE/George Russell (1931) Vale and other poems

    Macmillan & Co Ltd., St Martin’s Street, London
    Dedicated to Séamus O’Sullivan.
    56 pages. Board covered in navy blue linen cloth with gold embossed lettering.
    Union Theological Society Library, New York
    Strong paper pages, some rough-cut edges on top and front.
    Otherwise in good condition.

    €50.00

  40. 152. A E (1933) The avatars: A futurist fantasy

    Maxwell and Co. Ltd, St Martin’s Street, London.
    Dedicated to W.W. Yeats.
    Dark blue linen cloth covers with gold lettering. Dust cover in paper with Publisher’s logo and list of works by AE.
    188 pages with some age spots at front and bottom. Otherwise in good condition.

    €80.00

  41. 153. H. Dunn (2006) The Minstrel Boy: Francis Ledwidge and the literature of his time, including five previously unpublished poems

    University Press, Dublin.
    Beautifully produced and scholarly informed book about the literature around 1916 and World War One.
    Includes copies of Ledwidge’s handwritten poems, photographs and illustrations from the Slane countryside.
    Perfect copy with dust cover.

    €100.00

  42. 154. H. Dunn (2006) The Minstrel Boy: Francis Ledwidge and the literature of his time, including five previously unpublished poems (2),

    University Press, Dublin
    Beautifully produced and scholarly informed book about the literature around 1916 and World War One.
    Includes copies of Ledwidge’s handwritten poems, photographs and illustrations from the Slane countryside.
    Perfect copy with dust cover.

    €100.00

  43. 155. Elizabeth Cassidy Olsen (2000) Francis Ledwidge: Song of the Blackbird

    Writers Club Press.
    Perfect copy gifted to Stratford Library Association by the author who is a grand-niece of Ledwidge.
    Sensitively written ‘narrative’ of the poet’s life and the contemporary family context.
    Rare insights.

    €100.00

  44. 156. Lord Dunsany (1999) The complete poems of Francis Ledwidge

    Brentano’s: New York.
    Preface by Lord Dunsany.
    Portrait of Ledwidge in army uniform in perfect condition.
    Ex Library copy: Milne Library, State University College, Geneso, NY.
    Almost perfect condition.

    €200.00

  45. 157. Dermot Bolger(Ed) and Seamus Heaney (Introduction) (2007) The selected poems of Francis Ledwidge

    New Island Press: Dublin.
    Perfect condition.

    €70.00

  46. 158. Alice Curtayne (1972) Francis Ledwidge: a life of the poet (1887-1917)

    Martin, Brian & O’Keeffe:London.
    Dedicatd to the Curtayne’s brother who was also killed at the Somme.
    Ex-library copy, Emory University, Atlanta.
    Contains photographs of Ledwidge after Gallipoli, with family in England, of Lord Dunsany, Slane Castle and Ledwidge’s cottage and his gravestone.
    Unusual scholarly and reflective work.
    Near perfect copy.

    €150.00

  47. 159. Earnan de Blaghd ( (Ernest Blythe) (1952) Tomorrow is too late: Presidential address to Coghail Naisiúnta na hÉireann, 17 May 1952

    Small booklet format of 45 pages. Cover loose. Otherwise in good condition.
    Collectors’ item.

    €50.00

  48. 160. Earnan de Blaghd ( (Ernest Blythe) (1957 ) Trasna na Bóinne

    Sairséal agus Dill, Dublin.
    Life story of Blythe in Irish with photographs of him as a boy, and of his home place in Antrim as it is now.
    Paperback in good condition.

    €50.00

  49. 161. M.J. McManus (1941) Rackrent Hall and other poems, First edition

    With a prefactory note on contemporary irish verse.
    Talbot Press, Dublin.
    61 pages. Hardback with original dust covers and plastic cover.

    €120.00

  50. 162. M.J. McManus (1939) A Green Jackdaw

    The Talbot Press, Dublin & Cork.
    Dedicated to F.R. Higgins.
    Collection of poems and verse including poets: Drinkwater, Mansfield, Belloc, Graves, De la Mere, Yeats, AE, Colum, Stephens, Lady Gregory, Seamus O’Sullivan, Austin Clarke, Brinsley McNamara.
    Binding and cover still very good. Some foxing on edges of pages.

    €150.00

  51. 163. Galloway Kyle (1916) Soldier Poets

    Published by Erskine McDonald
    Mostly UK poets
    inches by 7 inches.
    Clean and sound copy in original binding.
    Heavy paper pages with rough-cut edges.
    Buff cover with red and gold >>>>box??

    €60.00

  52. 164. Rupert Brooke (1916) 1914 and other poems

    15th Impression.
    Sidgwich and Jackson Ltd, London.
    63 pages in original binding.
    Clean and sound throughout.

    €50.00

  53. 165. Richard Brinsley Sheridan (1902 reprint of 1896 first edition) The School for Scandal & The Rivals,

    Macmillan & Co London.
    With introduction by Augustine B and illustrated by Edwin J Sullivan.
    365 pages with multiple blue and white illustrations.
    Cover in green cloth on boards, decorated in leaves and wit gold gold leaf.
    Tearing on edges of spine.
    Back board cover slightly detached to show webbing.
    Otherwise good clean copy.

    €150.00

  54. 166. W. M. Letts (1914) Songs from Leinster

    Smith and Elder, 15 Waterloo Place, London.
    112 pages in original binding of green with gold lettering.
    Very good condition throughout.
    Front page has sticker in black ink:
    Ex Libris Sar….Osborne Die XX September

    €50.00

  55. 167. Earl of Longford (1946) Yahoo: A tragedy in 3 Acts

    Hodges Figgis & Co, Dublin.
    Yahoo was first produced in the Gate Theatre, Dublin on 19 September 1033. the original cast included Hilton Edwards, Cyril Cusack and Martin Hayes.
    Costumes and sets were by Micheal MacLiamoir.
    Very good copy with some fading on the edges of the cover.

    €50.00