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Hardcover. "1955. 323pp. 1st American Edition. A good copy in green cloth, with brown title on spine. Cover is slightly stained/sunned and spine ends, corners and bottom edge are starting to show signs of wear, minor foxing to endpages, small bookseller's sticker on rear end board. Dust jacket is slightly stained, with slight tearing at spine ends and general edge wear." Keywords: Irish Fiction
Condition
Used, Good
Publisher
St. Martin's Press, Inc., New Yo
Format
Hardback
Publication date
1955
SKU
KHS0070891

€ 69.30

Hardcover. 64pp
Condition
Used, Like New
Publisher
Dolmen P
Format
Hardback
Publication date
1968
SKU
KHS1003973
ISBN
9780196474861

€ 45.00

Hardcover. First edition, dustjacket
Condition
Used, Very Good
Publisher
H.Hamilton
Format
Hardback
Publication date
1979
Edition
1st
SKU
KTK0094125
ISBN
9780241899908

€ 25.00

Hardcover. It began in innocence, long ago. In 1970, in fact. On 6 February 1970 the first Gallery Book appeared – a simple offering. Another followed, and another. People started to call me a publisher. There was no plan, no fixed aim (no money!). There was a hope, and it grew, bit by bit by bit. Over the years those fledgling impulses became a mission — to launch and foster the careers of exceptional new writers, to assert and promote the dignity of the profession of writing, to demonstrate that we could produce and publish editions of poems and plays as well as anyone, and to provide a publishing home in Ireland for Irish writers. Now, forty years later, more than four hundred titles, marked by careful editing and simple, elegant design, record the achievement of Ireland’s outstanding established and emerging literary figures. The Gallery Press is recognized at home and abroad, along with the Cuala and Dolmen presses, as the pre-eminent publisher of Irish writing in the 20th century. It bears the same standards into a new millennium. .8vo. Very good copy in original cloth. Irish Poetry.
Condition
Used, Very Good
Publisher
The Gallery Press Loughcrew, Co. Meath
Format
Hardback
Publication date
1998
Edition
First Edition
SKU
KEX0277622
ISBN
9781852352080

€ 45.00

Hardcover. First edition, Very good copy, dustjacket slightly worn
Condition
Used, Very Good
Publisher
Littlehampton Book Services Ltd
Format
Hardback
Publication date
1973
Edition
0th Edition
SKU
KTK0094260
ISBN
9780575016569

€ 18.00

Hardcover. Large 8vo. illustrated
Condition
Used, Very Good
Publisher
Heritage Press
Format
Hardback
Publication date
1945
SKU
KEX0274004

€ 35.00

Hardcover. First edition, some light foxing otherwise a very good copy of this rare book
Condition
Used, Very Good
Publisher
Duckworth
Format
Hardback
Publication date
1903
SKU
KTK0094322

€ 95.00

Hardback. 138pp. 8vo. Original grey boards with black cloth spine, illustration to upper board in black, titles to upper board and spine in black. Edges bumped. Black stain on rear board. Interior is very good. Keywords: Drama; Yeats
Condition
Used, Very Good
Publisher
Macmillan and Co.
Format
Hardback
Publication date
1921
SKU
KHS0044670

€ 520.00

Hardcover.
Condition
Used, Like New
Publisher
I.U.P. facsimile reprint of original Dun Emer Press Publication
Format
Hardback
Publication date
1970
SKU
KTK0094499

€ 30.00

Pamphlet. 46pp. Cover design by Jack Yeats. Worn copy with character, damage to cover at spine leaving front and rear nearly loose, buffed edges on cover, pages remain firmly together and not damaged by cover wear, pages are slightly browned but clean with very few manuscript notes in pencil here and there. Keywords: Ireland - Poetry and prose - Fiction - Poets - Authors -
Condition
Used, Acceptable
Publisher
The Cuala Press
Publication date
1938
SKU
KEX0174050

€ 185.00

Hardcover. Very good copy dustwrapper
Condition
Used, Very Good
Publisher
MacGibbon & Kee London
Format
Hardback
Publication date
1968
SKU
KTK0094656

€ 36.00

Hardcover. 2 Vols. 19cm. Illus. Commissioning organisation: by W.J. Fitzpatrick. Gilt titled spine and crest to front boards. Cloth dulled, ends and corners rubbed, hinges cracked, inscription and notes to e p s of vol.1, plus signatures to e p and title pages. Keywords: Antiquarian, Rare & Collectable -History - Biography
Condition
Used, Good
Publisher
J Duffy
Format
Hardback
Publication date
1905
SKU
KHS0020838

€ 120.00
€ 102.00

Hardback. 1692. Title page continues: "In which their carriage towards him is justified, and the absolute necessity of their endeavouring to be freed from his government, and of submitting to their present majesties is demonstrated." 431pp. 4th Edition, with additions. Beautifully rebound in quarter leather on marbled boards. Title and tooling in gilt on spine. Very scarce in such beautiful condition. Original ffep is slightly chipped. An important discourse on protestants in Ireland after the Battle of the Boyne and the 1641 rebellion. King gives voice to the disaffected Protestant in an anti-Jacobite title which is of significant importance both in the short and medium term in Ireland. A wonderful copy.
Format
Hardback
Publisher
Printed by Samuel Roycroft for Robert Clavell at the Peacock
Condition
Used, Very Good
SKU
KHS0049399

€ 165.00

210pp. Bound in blue board. Covering is worn with bumps and scuffing to spine. Edges uncut and some unopened. Minimal foxing throughout. Keywords: Church in Ireland
Condition
Used, Very Good
Publisher
J.C. Scully
Publication date
1826
SKU
KLN0000182

€ 95.00

Hardcover. 31pp. Review copy with slip
Condition
Used, Very Good
Publisher
Fortune P
Format
Hardback
Publication date
1968
Edition
First Edition
SKU
KHS1004260

€ 60.00

Hardback. 203pp. Rebound in quarter calf with marbled boards. Title and elaborate tooling in gilt on spine. Overall a very good and attractive copy of this rare book. Contains original material and letters relating to the Famine, which had just ended
Condition
Used, Very Good
Publisher
Gerald Bellew
Format
Hardback
Publication date
1853
SKU
KHS0049393

€ 145.00
€ 95.00

Hardback. 223.pp plus 'Verbum Sapienti' 27.pp. 1719. A very nice copy, bound in leather with raised bands and gilt leather label to spine. Title: Political Survey of Ireland, with the Establishment of that Kingdom, when the Late Duke of Ormond was Lord Lieutenant; and also an exact list of the present Peers, Members of Parliament, and principal Officers of State. To which is added, An Account of the Wealth and Expences of England, and the Method of raising Taxes in the most equal manner. Shewing likewise that England can bear the Charge of Four Millions per Ann. when the Occasions of the Government require it. The Second Edition, carefully corrected, with Additions. By a Fellow of the Royal Society, [xvi], 223, [1] blank, 26 + 2 pp. advertisements, octavo, contemporary calf, slight wear to head of spine, hinges partially cracked but firm, neat ownership inscription in upper margin of title of Thomas McClure and with the fine contemporary engraved bookplate of Dive Downes (Bishop of Cork) on the front pastedown, an excellent copy, London, D. Browne, W. Mears, F. Clay, and J. Hooke, 1719. Second edition, this is an enlargement of the work originally published in 1691 as The Political Anatomy [now renamed Survey], with an additional section on 'The Present State of Ireland' (p.203-223) giving lists of the lords spiritual and temporal, the members of Parliament, and the principal officers in the government in 1719, as well as the Verbum Sapienti (p.1-26) which was included in the original edition. 'This, perhaps, is the best of Petty's works and is valuable alike for the authentic information it affords respecting the state of Ireland in the latter part of the 17th century, and for the judicious suggestions of the author with a view to its improvement' ( - McCulloch, The Literature of Political Economy, p. 211). "The Political Anatomy of Ireland was written in about 1671 after Petty's second long stay in the country. It provides a wide survey of Irish institutions and government with much statistical evidence.The Verbum Sapienti is an assessment of the wealth of a nation and its capacity to pay taxes." (- Keynes). It was probably written about 1665 and contains some of Petty's major contributions to economic thought, including his theory of value. It has been argued that this work contains the beginnings of the classical theory of wages and that Petty anticipates Ricardo's natural price of labour. Of the importance of 'Verbum Sapienti' as a foundation document in the English school of political arithmetic see Pearson, pp.61 et seq. "The first work of Petty which does deal more closely with statistical matters is the Verbum Sapienti which was first published in 1691 as an appendix to the Political Economy of Ireland, but which Petty himself says he wrote in 1665. The object of this pamphlet was to fix a valuation on the wealth of Great Britain. It is therefore essentially statistical. On the whole Petty's Verbum Sapienti is perhaps the best sample of his writings." [PEARSON, E S [Editor]. The history of statistics in the 17th and 18th centuries against the changing background of intellectual, scientific and religious thought. London, 1978, see p61 and p65]. Goldsmith 5514; Kress 3111; Keynes 38. PROVENANCE: from the library of BISHOP DIVE DOWNES with his bookplate. Dive Downes was descended from an ancient Suffolk family, son of Rev. Lewis Downes, Rector of Thornby in Northamptonshire, where he was born 16th October, 1653. He matriculated in the University of Dublin at the age of 16 and graduated in 1671. He was elected a Fellow of Trinity College in 1675. On the 24th February 1677-78 Downes was ordained deacon in St. Patrick's Cathedral and admitted to Holy Orders 5th May, 1678. He was retained by the Parliament of James 11 in 1689. By letters patent dated 18th April he was elevated to the Sees of Cork and Ross and enthroned i
Format
Hardback
Publisher
D. Browne London
Condition
Used, Good
SKU
KHS1001640

€ 2,465.00

62pp. Disbound. Some pages are stained. Keywords: Church in Ireland, Catholic Church, 19th Century Ireland, Reports, Rare and Antiquarian Books
Condition
Used, Good
Publisher
L.B. Seeley London
Publication date
1814
SKU
KON0826769

€ 395.00

Hardcover. 8vo.Very good copy in original cloth with dustwrapper . Irish Literature.
Condition
Used, Very Good
Publisher
Hutchinson
Format
Hardback
Publication date
1987
Edition
1st
SKU
KEX0279214
ISBN
9780091684600

€ 35.00

hardback. First edition, good copy in dustjacket
Condition
Used, Very Good
Publisher
Lemon Tree Press
Format
Hardback
Publication date
1976
SKU
KTK0094066

€ 35.00