Irish Literature of the 18th – 20th century
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|Ashton, Robert / Michelburne, John. Two Historical Plays: The Battle of Aughrim, or the Fall of Monsieur St. Ruth / Ireland Preserved, or the Siege of Londonderry. Dublin, C.M. Warren, No date [c.1880] 9 cm x 14 cm. 144 pages. Softcover / Original, titled brochure. Good condition with signs of external wear. Damage to corners of front page. Spotting on page edges, front and rear page and several pages within. Otherwise clean inside and intact.
Robert Ashton; author of Battle of Aughrim or the Fall of Monsieur St. Ruth, a verse tragedy in five acts, first seen in 1728; Dublin edns. of Aughrim in 1756, 1771, 1777, 1780, 1784, 1814, 1839, 1841; another in Strabane, 1785, and one in Limerick, 1819; often printed with Michelburne’s Siege of London-Derry; also wrote unprinted comedy, Love is the Conqueror, and is the prob. author of Congratulatory Poem to Dean Swift (1725), Poem in Honour of the Royal Society of Journeymen Shoemakers (1726), and Poem on the Birth-day of Her Late Majesty Queen Anne (1726), all printed in Dublin as folio sheets by a student of TCD; The Battle of Aughrim, called ‘the Ulster folk play par excellence’ (J. R. R. Adams), was revived in Camden Town, London, in 1990.” (Ricorso)
Keywords: 18th Century Literature, 19th Century, Irish Drama, Irish History, Irish Literature, Ulster
|Bolster, John / [Callanan, Jeremiah Joseph] / Sloane, Hans / Bolster’s Quarterly Magazine. Volume I. No. I (February, 1826) – Volume I. No. IV (November, 1826). Cork, John Bolster, Patrick Street, 1826. Octavo. VIII, 394 pages. Hardcover / Original Half-Leather with gilt lettering on spine. Good condition iwth some rubbing and bumpin to the boards and corners. Interior very good with only occasional signs of foxing. A very rare Cork publication with some extremely scarce, often anonymously published essays on local history, poetry etc. The publications signed with J.J.C. are by Corkonian Jeremiah Joseph Callanan. Name of 19th century preowner on endpaper: “Michael Higgins”.
Includes for example the following essays: On the cultivation of the Tritoma Uvaria, in the South of Ireland, by the Rev. S. Hans Sloane / Posthumous Letters of “Amy Grey” / Biographical Sketch of Thomas Campbell by Washington Irving / Sir Walter Scott in Ireland / The Town of Galway / A Wake in the Irish Highlands / Tiarna na clanna Mac Diarmuidh – An Irish Legend / Lamentation of Felix McCarthy / Cusheen Log / On the Last Day [Callanan] / Killarneyx during the Races / Irish County Histories / O’Driscoll, An Irish Tale / The Migration of Birds and on the Birds of Ireland / May Eve , An irish legend / The Amulet for 1827 / The Song of the Little Bird, a legend of the South of Ireland by T. Croften Croker etc. etc. etc.
Keywords: Cork, Cork Author, Irish History, Irish Literature, Irish Local History, Irish Poetry
|Brady, Philip. To Prove my Blood – A Tale of Emigrations & The Afterlife. Ashland (Ohio), Ashland Poetry Press, 2003. 8°. XX, 121 pages. Original Softcover with one dogeared corner. Inscribed and signed by Philip Brady to irish photographer John Minihan.
Keywords: Irish Literature, Poetry
|Browner, Frances. While Mem’ry Brings us Back Again. A Collection of Memoirs. Compiled by Frances Brwoner and produced by the Aisling Irish Community Center. New York, 2006. 8°. VII, 296 pages. Original Softcover. Excellent condition with only very minor signs of wear.
Keywords: Irish Literature
|Byrne, Donn [Brian Oswald Patrick Donn-Byrne]. The Power of the Dog. No.103 of a Limited Edition of only 516 copies. London, Sampson Low, Marston & Co., no year . Octavo. Portrait-Frontispiece, 473 pages. Hardcover / Original quarter vellum with gilt lettering to spine. Excellent condition with only minor signs of external wear. Private giftinscription on endpaper from 1929: “Eva M. Clarke from O.W.L. – Christmas 1929”. Donn Byrne was owner of Coolmain Castle (near Kilbrittain) until his death in a car accident in 1929.
Donn Byrne (born Brian Oswald Patrick Donn-Byrne) (20 November 1889 – 18 June 1928) was an Irish novelist. He was born in New York City in the United States where, he claimed, his Irish parents were on a business trip at the time, and soon after returned with them to Ireland. He grew up in Camlough, County Armagh, and was equally fluent in Irish and English.
Keywords: Coolmain Castle, County Cork, Irish Literature, Irish Local History, Kilbrittain, West Cork
|Corkery, Daniel. The Hidden Ireland – A study of Gaelic Munster in the Eighteenth Century. First Edition. Dublin, M.H.Gill and Son, 1925. 8°. XX, 306 pages. Original Hardcover with gilt lettering on spine. The binding with some stronger signs of wear (some staining). Signed in gaelic by the author Daniel Corkery on the 6th of August 1925 !! Very rare to find a signed copy of this book !! Gaelic name of preowner on contents page !
The Hidden Ireland, The Bardic Schools, The Court of Poetry, The Aisling, The Poets, Aodghagan Ó Rathaille / Eoghan Ruadgh Ó Suilleabhain, Brian Merriman, The Minor Poets etc.
Keywords: Irish History, Irish Literature, Signed
|Duddy, Tom. The Hiding Place. Second Edition. Dublin, Arlen House, 2014. 13,5 x 21,5 cm. 64 pages. Original Softcover. Excellent condition with only minor signs of external wear. From the library of philosopher Graham Parkes. With a dedication to him on the half title: “To Graham because the the things that link us lie beyond words 9in all their ambivalence) Lucy Weir”.
Includes for example the following chapters: The Touch; Local History; Small Holdings; Barns; In that countryl The Language of Visitors; Racing Festival; Havoc; Locals; Nearest Neighbours etc.
Keywords: Irish Literature
|Duddy, Tom. The Years. Fife, HappenStance Press, 2014. 15.5 cm x 23 cm. 80 pages. Original hardcover with original dustjacket in protective Mylar. Excellent condition with only very minor signs of external wear.
Includes for example the following poems: The Appointment / Essay on Supermarkets / Blue Chalk / Story Time / Galway Docks / the American Parcel / Syndrome / Fabulous England / Urban Calendar / Wild Geese / The Island / The Clearing etc.
Keywords: Irish Literature, Poetry, UCG
|Durcan, Paul. Going Home to Russia. Belfast and Wolfeboro. The Blackstaff Press, 1987. 13 cm x 19.5 cm. 102 pages. Original Softcover. Excellent condition with only very minor signs of external wear. Clean inside with solid binding.
Includes the following poems: Six Nuns Die in Convent Inferno / The Rape of Europa / The Beckett at the Gate / Going Home to Russia etc.
Keywords: 20th century, 20th Century Literature, From the Archive / Library of John and Hilary Wakeman [Poetry Magazine THE SHOP], Irish Literature, Irish Poetry, Poetry, Russia
|Ellman, Richard. The Use of Decadence: Wilde, Yeats, Joyce. Originally delivered at Bennington College as Lecture Six in the Ben Belitt Lectureship series. Bennington, VT, Bennington College, 1984. 8°. 25 Pages. Stapled Wrappers (softcover). Excellent condition. “The Bennington Chapbooks in Literature – Published in memory of William Troy”.
Includes for example the following chapters:
Keywords: Irish Literature, Joyce, Lectures, Literary Criticism, Literary Studies, offprint, Wilde, Oscar, Yeats, W.B.
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