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. 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. 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. Dublin, Hodges, Figgis & Co, 1st, 1903, Book: Good, Dust Jacket: None, 240 pages. Hardcover with no dust jacket. Heavy foxing to pages, rear end paper held together with a strip of silver duct tape. Gutter cracks in multiple places. Cover boards show moderate fraying and wear. corners bumped. Light pencil markings from previous owner.
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, 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. 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.