Softcover. NY, Aperture Foundation, 1993, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Softcover, 80 pages. A large, beautifully designed photography publication with many full page photographs in black and white and color. Glossy wraps. Many contributors.
Softcover. NY, Aperture Foundation, 1994, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Softcover, 80 pages. A large, beautifully designed photography publication with many full page photographs in black and white and color. Glossy wraps. Many contributors.
Softcover. NY, Aperture Foundation, 1995, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Softcover, 80 pages. A large, beautifully designed photography publication with many full page photographs in black and white and color. Glossy wraps. Many contributors. On Location With: Henri Cartier-Bresson, Graciela Iturbide, Barbara Kruger, Sally Mann, Andres Serrano, Clarissa Sligh.
Hardcover. London, Weidenfeld and Nicolson, 1st, 1967, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Good, Hardcover, 72 pages, illustrated throughout in b&w. Light edge wear and creases to dust jacket. Previous owner's signature on front flyleaf. Otherwise, clean and tight copy.
Hardcover. Dublin, Hodges Figgis & Co., 1st, 1908, Book: Good, Dust Jacket: None, 106 pages, 51 plates, 6 in color. Large format, bound in green cloth covers with gilt lettering. Ex-library with usual stamping and residue to end papers, sticker to bottom of spine. Covers show corner wear, top of spine frayed with a one inch tear to cloth at top. Interior of book is clean and tight. Green of cloth spine faded.
Hardcover. Belfast, Appletree Press, 1st, 1986, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, 136 pages. Hardcover. Dark green cloth boards & gilt titles to spine. Dust jacket with only marginal wear. Clean, unmarked copy.
Hardcover. London, Longmans, Green & Co., 1st, 1872-74, Book: Good, Dust Jacket: None, Three volumes in original dark green cloth. 633, 520 and 519 pages. Spine cloth frayed and separating on Volumes 1 and 2, Vol. 1 has a small chunk of cloth gone from top, chipped on bottom.otherwise books are clean and tight. NOTE: DUE TO SIZE AND WEIGHT, NOT AVAILABLE FOR SHIPPING OUTSIDE THE U.S.
Hardcover. NY, G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1st US, 1959, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Good, Hardcover, 226 pages, illustrated in b&w by Edward Ardizzone. Blue cloth with an edgeworn, chipped dust jacket. The book is a very good, clean, tight copy. White's account of life on the west coast of Ireland. The author comments on the front flap: "God knows what this book is about. I suppose it's a bit of autobiography really. But it's about living on the West Coast of Ireland, in 'the parish nearest to America' -- they all are, I mean the parishes -- and it is about the people and things there, more than about me."
Hardcover. New York, Virtue and Yorston, 1864, Book: Fair, Dust Jacket: None, Hardcover. 477 pages plus index. Black & white plate illustrations with tissue guards. Leather spine and corners. Raised bands on spine. Tear to one illustration page. Rear fly leaf almost completely torn out. Previous owner's signature on front end paper and front fly leaf. Edgewear. Wear to corners. Soiling and tears to pages. Creasing to pages and tissue guards.
Hardcover. Dublin, James Duffy, 1st , 1845, Book: Good, Dust Jacket: None, Hardcover, 250 pages. Ex-library, rebound in brown cloth with gilt lettering on spine. Residue on endpapers, Interior is clean.
Hardcover. New York, Alfred A. Knopf, 1st, 2010, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, 273 pages. Hardcover. SIGNED BY AUTHOR. Decked foreedge. Teal fabric covered, Very clean inside and out. Review from back cover, "There's a cast of characters worthy of a modern-day Shakespeare; bathetic descriptions of using the lavatory that would have had Beckett smiling; and the gods' playful pursuit of women that could be lifted straight from Ovid's The Art of Love. Banville, already esteemed for the brilliance of his language, proves in this novel to have a mastery, too, of these many colliding universes."
Hardcover. NY, Macmillan, 1st, 1924, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Hardcover, 265 pages. Brick-red cloth with black decoration, color and b/w plates by Wilfred Jones. Previous owner's inscription on half-title page, otherwise clean.
Hardcover. London, England, Collins, 1st UK Edition, 1962, 352 pages. Hardcover. Includes appendices, bibliography & index. B/w illustrations throughout. Dust jacket unclipped, has some agewear (see image). Cover boards bound in red cloth, gilt title on spine. Tanning to pages and edges from age, otherwise pages clean and unmarked. Binding tight, spine straight. In great shape. Before Columbus, before the Vikings, did Ireland's St. Brendan make a North Atlantic crossing?
Hardcover. London, Thames & Hudson, 1st, 2005, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, 256 pages. Hardcover with dust jacket. Very clean, unmarked copy still in publishers shrink-wrap. Since the invention of photography, Ireland has been a magnet for photographers, but this book is unique in bringing together the work done by the unrivaled talents of the members of Magnum. From Ireland's first attempts to forge a modern identity in the 1950s to the confident country of the twenty-first century, here is a stunning survey of a beautiful and complex place and people, through times of peace as well as troub
Hardcover. New York , Thames & Hudson, 1st, 2005, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover, 256 pages, illustrated throughout in color and b&w. Light edgewear to dust jacket. Faint foxing to top edge, otherwise a clean, tight copy.
Hardcover. Cambridge, MA, Harvard University Press, 2nd printing, 1957, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover, 73 pages. Third book in the Poets' Theatre Series. Dark blue cloth covers, white titles to spine dust jacket with b&w illustration. Slight soiling to dust jacket, clean boards, pages crisp and unmarked; a very clean, tight copy.
Hardcover. Syracuse University Press , 1st, 1991, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover, 493 pages. Remainder line and foxing to top edge, light edgewear to dust jacket, else a clean, tight copy.
Hardcover. Syracuse NY, Syracuse University, 1st, 1997, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover, 64 pages, b&w photos by Oppersdorff taken in County Kerry. Depicts the people living along country lanes in tents and barrel-top wagons, travellers - or tinkers, as they often are called. He took most of the images in the late 1960s at Puck Fair. Unread in a bright dust jacket.
Softcover. Notre Dame, University of Notre Dame Press, First Thus, 1986, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, 344 pages. Softcover. Black & white illustrations throughout including maps, photographs. Bright front cover, sunfade to rear cover. Clean, unmarked copy.
Hardcover. London, Secker & Warburg, 1st, 1996, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, 115 pages, illustrated throughout in b&w. Light edgewear to dust jacket with small closed tear to upper edge. Clean, tight copy. John Minihan was raised in Athy, Co. Kildare and has been photographing his home town and its people for over thirty years. The collection forms a portrait of an ordinary Irish county town which is gradually feeling the incursions of industry, comparative wealth and modernity. At the centre of the book is the wake of Katy Tyrrell, which Minihan photographed for two nights and three days. These photographs have been exhibited throughout the world. Here, they are accompanied by an introduction by Eugene McCabe, one of Ireland's finest writers. The collaboration between these two artists results in a timeless and moving portrait of a small Irish town. DOMESTIC SHIPPING ONLY.
New York, Harcourt Brace, 1st, 1939, Book: Good, Dust Jacket: Good, Hardbound, light blue cloth stamped in black. 155 pages. Top front cover with slight bend. Black & white illustrations by Reginald Birch. Dust jacket fair only with fading, chipping, tears. Brodart cover. The story of an Irish lad and his tin whistle that makes an old cow dance, complete with a Fairy Queen, Celtic humor and a happy ending. No markings.
NY, Lincoln MacVeagh. Dial Press, 1st US, 1924, Book: Good, Dust Jacket: None, Hardcover, green cloth with gilt lettering on spine and vignette on front cover, 290 pages. A Story of Northern Ireland before the Revolution. Rich in humor and humanity, it was one of the six novels chosen, out of thousands by Harrap, the English publisher for a cash prize. The green cloth has discoloration, washed out splotches mostly to rear cover and part of spine. The interior is clean, binding tight.
Softcover. Dublin IR, The Lilliput Press, 1st, 2005, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Softcover, 266 pages, b&w illustrations. INSCRIBED BY SANDS on the front fly leaf. 'With a Fenian fiddle in one ear and an Orange drum in the other', singer Tommy Sands was reared in the foothills of the Mourne mountains, where he still lives. As a child, he was immersed in folk music - his father played the fiddle, his mother the accordion. The kitchen was where Protestant and Catholic farmers alike would gather for songs and storytelling at the end of a day's harvesting. During the sixties and seventies Tommy was chief songwriter for The Sands Family, who played wherever they were welcome, from local wakes and weddings to New York's Carnegie Hall; his songs have been recorded by Joan Baez, Dolores Keane, Dick Gaughan and The Dubliners. He tells of his family's traditional way of life; of the turbulent days of the civil rights movement; The Bothy Band brawling in Brittany; encounters with Alan Stivell, Mary O'Hara and Pete Seeger; Ian Paisley on his radio show Country Ceili; and a 'defining moment' during the Good Friday Agreement talks, when he organized an impromptu performance with children and Lambeg drummers. The Songman is a memoir replete with warmth and wit.
NY, Henry Holt, 1st, 2002, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover in a bright, unclipped dust jacket. Four traditional Irish tales are woven throughout this touching story of Donal O'Donnell, who has kept his heart closely guarded since the death of his son, as he is unexpectedly captivated by the stories of three peddlers, which are filled with hope, healing, and magic. Color illustrations by Loren Long.