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6610. W & G Baird Ltd: Last Honours to Ulster's Leader Lord Carson of Duncairn.

Belfast: W. & G. Baird, 1935. Reprinted from the Belfast Telegraph of Saturday 26th October 1935. Commemorative Booklet. 35 pp. 25 .5 x 19.5 cm. Illustrated. Purple matt card covers. Slight wear, otherwise a good copy of a scarce item. Carson was given a State Funeral in Belfast, and is the only person buried in St Annes Cathedral. 20.00


13951. Albert, TM: Tales of an Ulster Detective.

Bangor, County Down: TM Albert Publications, 1989. 96 pp. 21 x 15 cm. Sixteen humorous short stories, illustrated with b&w line drawings. In pictorial matt card covers. 10.00


18276. Anon.: Memoirs of the Life and Family of the Most Illustrious Duke of Hamilton &c....

London: (printed for T Warner), 1717. First edition. 120 pp. 19 x 12.5 cm. Portrait frontispiece. Full calf binding, with a new professionally-laid, gold-blocked spine. The title page is missing. Label for an Exeter shop, "Sold by Edward Store, bookseller in Exon". A good tight copy of a very scarce item. 175.00


6150. Arts Council of Great Britain: Daniel Maclise 1806-1870.

London: Arts Council of Great Britain, 1972 25 by 19 cms. 124 pp. illustrated, paper covers, good. The catalogue of an exhibition in the National Portrait Gallery, London and the National Gallery in Dublin 1972. A great Victorian History painter born in Cork. 10.00


18033. Baker, Joe: Hooligan to Historian The Life and Times of Joe Baker ( So Far! )

Belfast: Glenravel Local History Project, 2009. 141 pp. 29.5 x 21 cm. Biography of Belfast historian. Profusely illustrated. Pictorial semi-matt card covers. In very good condition. 10.00


6153. Barron, Rev. Robert: Memoir of William Rogers Minister of Whiteabbey Presbyterian Church Ireland.

Belfast: Religious Tract and Book Society 1898. viii+258 pp. illustrated, boards rubbed, a little shook but otherwise good. 10.00


3238. Barton, Brian: Brookeborough The Making of a Prime Minister.

Belfast: 1988. x+293pp. illustrated, d.w. The first biography and one that casts a fascinating look at the history of Northern Ireland 1921-23 and in the early years of World War 2. v.g. 10.00


12660. Behan, Dominic: Teems of Times and Happy Returns.

London: A Four Square Book, 1963. 190 + 2 pp 18 x 11 cm. Paperback. Illustrated with 14 photographs. Slight wear to edges of spine. 7.00


16981. Bickley, Francis: J.M.Synge and the Irish Dramatic Movement.

London: Constable and Company Ltd, 1912. Modern Biographies. 95 pp. 17 x 12.5 cm. Frontispiece portrait. Gold-blocked blind-stamped green boards. In very good condition. 10.00


8544. Black, Charles E. Drummond: The Marquess of Dufferin and Ava K.P., G.C.B., C.C.S.I., G.C.M.G., G.C.I.E., P.C. Diplomist, Viceroy, Statesman.

London: Hutchinson & Co. 2nd edition 1903. xiii+409 pp. illustrated, spine and rear board a little sun faded, front board has the gilt coat of arms of the Marquess, and above it the gilt creast of Victoria College Belfast. probably a school prize. 40.00


13621. Black, Gladys Houston: A Tale That is Told.

Lurgan: Ulster Society Publications, 1997. First edition. 222 pp. 24 x 14 cm. Twenty-three illustrations. Genealogical charts for Houston of Badoney, Black of Drumsurn, Steen of Bellaney, McCullough of Landahussy, Miller of Straidarran, and Douglas, Love, Loughery, and Templeton families. Glazed pictorial card covers, in very good condition. Mrs Black's family background is the Glenelly valley in Co. Tyrone. 23.00


18127. Boylan, Henry: Wolfe Tone.

Dublin: Gill and Macmillan, 1981. Gill's Irish Lives. 145 pp. 18.5 x 12 cm. Biography. References. Index. Pictorial glazed card covers. Name neatly written inside front cover, o/w in very good condition. 10.00


17677. Brunicardi, Niall: John Anderson Entrepreneur.

Fermoy: Eigse Books, 1987. xii +177 pp. 20.5 x 14.5 cm. The story of John Anderson and Fermoy, County Cork. 27 illustrations, and 2 endpaper plans. Chronology. Bibliography. Index. Pictorial semi-matt card covers. In very good condition. 15.00


12737. Buchanan, Professor R; Mitchel, N; Thompson, G; Mallory, Professor J; and Evans, D: Mourne Country Revisited A tribute to Estyn Evans.

Belfast; Ulster Folklife Society, 2005. Second Printing. 80pp. 21 x 15 cm. "Father of the Ulster Folk Museum First Professor of Geography in Ireland Archaeologist and Folklorist Writer, Artist and Broadcaster with extracts from his classic book Mourne Country. Personal memories of Gwyneth and Alun Evans". A useful biography of Estyn Evans and history of the Ulster Folk Museum. Pictorial glazed card covers. Vg condition. 10.00


18128. Buckland, Patrick: James Craig Lord Craigavon.

Dublin: Gill and Macmillan, 1980. Gill's Irish Lives. 143 pp. 18.5 x 12 cm. Biographical Note. References. Index. Pictorial glazed card covers. Occasional pencil underlining, o/w in good condition. 10.00


17676. Burls, John, editor: Nine Generations A History of the Andrews Family, Millers of Comber.

Comber: Isaac Andrews & Sons, 1958. 170 pp. 22 x 14 cm. 22 illustrations. Pictorial boards, in very good condition, in a matching very-good dustwrapper. From the manuscript of Sydney Andrews 20.00


6157. Cameron, C. A: Reminiscences of Sir Charles Cameron C.B.

Dublin: Hodges Figgis 1913. 181 pp. illustrated. Cameron was the author of A History of the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, President of that Royal College, knighted for his scientific researches and work for public health. A little wear, spine title faded otherwise good. 30.00


3347. Campbell College: The Campbell College Register 1894-1954.

Belfast: Campbell College, 1954. Fourth edition. 420pp. Illustrated, green boards. Everything you need to know about staff and pupils of this famous Belfast School. Covers a bit stained. 10.00


9145. Campbell College: The Campbell College Register 1894-1982.

Belfast: Campbell College, 1982. Fifth edition. 699 pp. Illustrated, green boards, gold crest on front cover. Everything you need to know about staff and pupils of this famous Belfast School. In very good fresh condition. Previous editions in 1913, 1927, 1938, and 1954. 15.00


17680. Clarke, Desmond: Thomas Prior 1681-1751 Founder of the Royal Dublin Society.

Dublin: Published for the Royal Dublin Society by Colm O Lochlain at the Sign of the Three Candles 1951. 60 pp. 22 x 14 cm. Frontispiece portrait, and two illustrations. Matt green covers, printed black. Spine darkened, otherwise in very good condition. 10.00


6095. Colgan, Brendan: Belfast's Original Black Man The Young Earl 1827-1853.

Belfast: The Phoenix Press, 1994. 64 pp. 29 x 21 cm. 33 illustrations . References. Good local history item. Very good condition, almost as new. 10.00


8379. Collins, Timothy: Floreat Hibernia A Bio-Bibliography of Robert Lloyd Praeger, 1865-1953.

Dublin: Royal Dublin Society, 1985. Historical Studies in Irish Science and Technology. Number Five. xiv+151 pp. 26 x 19.5 cm. Illustrated. Preface by David Bellamy. In very good condition in a dustwrapper. An excellent study of a most distinguished Irishman. The bibliography of his writing, 789 entries no less, is an important exercise in the history of Irish science. His major contribution to science was in botany but he wrote with almost equal authority on archaeology, geology, history, zoology, and even travel. 20.00


18169. Craig, Patricia: A Twisted Root Ancestral Entanglements in Ireland.

Belfast: Blackstaff Press, 2012. First edition. xxiv + 277 pp. 21.5 x 13.5 cm. family tree. 16 illustrations. Notes. Bibliography. Pictorial semi matt card covers. Author inscribed on title page, o/w in very good condition. 12.00


18757. Day, Angelique, editor: Letters from Georgian Ireland The Correspondence of Mary Delany, 1731-68.

Belfast: The Friar's Bush Press, 1991. Foreword by Sybil Connolly. viii + 302 pp. 25.5 x 17 cm. 16 colour plates, and other illustrations. Bibliography. Index. Gold-blocked blue boards, in very good condition, in a very good dw. Almost as new. 25.00


18706. Deane, Arthur: The Belfast Natural History and Philosophical Society Centenary Volume 1821-1921.

Belfast: Published by the Society 1924. (6) + viii + 212 pp. 21 x 14 cm. 43 tipped-in illustrations. Gold-blocked blue boards. Spine and boards are a little faded, but otherwise the book is in very good condition. A review of the activities of the Society for 100 years, with historical notes, and memoirs of many distinguished members. List of papers read to the Society 1821-1921. Index. The memoirs and illustrations are particularly valuable. 32.00


17489. Deane, Arthur, editor: The Belfast Natural History and Philosophical Society Centenary Volume 1821-1921.

Belfast: The Belfast Natural History and Philosophical Society, 1924. viii + 212 pp. 21 x 14 cm. "A review of the activities of the Society for 100 years with historical notes, and memoirs of many distinguished members." Inscribed on the ffep "With the Editor's compliments." Bookplate of the local historian, and prominent Belfast surgeon, Robert William Magill Strain. Forty-three mounted plates, as per the list of Illustrations, and a further mounted plate opposite page ix. Where two plates are mounted back-to-back the page is not included in the pagination. Gold-blocked and lined, textured, blue boards, with the gold a little faded, but otherwise very good. No dw. A very nice association copy, with biographies and plates of many of the leading men of letters and science in nineteenth-century Belfast. 75.00


1939. Dixon H: W H Lynn Watercolours and Building Perspectives

Belfast: May 1978 paper covers illustrated. v.g. Catalogue of an exhibition at the Ulster Museum on one if Irelands most important Victorian architects 4.00


4244. Doran, Joseph S: My Mourne.

Newcastle, County down: Mourne Observer Press, 1970s. 160 pp. 22 x 14.5 cm. Foreword by Professor Estyn Evans. Fourteen illustrations. Gold-blocked blue boards, in very good condition, in a slightly-worn dustwrapper. Mr Doran grew up in Kilkeel, Co. Down. 8.00


10714. Dougan, Dereck: The Sash He Never Wore ... Twenty Five Years On.

Newtownabbey: Lagan Books 1997. xix+215 pp. illustrated, hardback, in very good condition, in a v.g. dustwrapper. Much of the title page is occupied with an inscription from the author, autographed and dated 25th Dec. 1996. One of the great footballers of our time he played for Northern Ireland, Distillery, Portsmouth, Villa, Leicester, Wolves. 45.00


6070. Dudgeon, Jeffrey: Roger Casement The Black Diaries with a Study of his Background, Sexuality and Irish Political Life.

Belfast: Belfast Press, 2002. xx + 659 pp. 24 x 15.5 cm. For the first time all the Black Diaries are published together, including the erotically charged 1911 diary. This is a rigorous study of Casement, the public and political figure, and his private, personal, life, along with usually neglected aspects of his life, and, of course, the authenticity controversies. This is a uniquely fresh and original study of this great Irish humanitarian and patriot, hanged in 1916. 65 illustrations. Gold-blocked black boards, in very good condition, almost as new, in a very good dustwrapper. This is a heavy book - 1,600g - which may incur extra postage for shipping outside the U.K. 25.00


8546. Dufferin and Ava,The Dowager Marshioness of: My Russian and Turkish Journals.

London: John Murray ist ed 1916. vi+350 pp.illustrated, blue boards a bit rubbed and worn, ffep removed, a fair copy only. 30.00


18881. Duffy, Hugo: James Gandon and His Times.

Kinsale: Gandon Editions, 1999. 288 pp. 25 x 17.5 cm. Illustrated. Plans and elevations. Notes. Bibliography. Index. Gold-blocked black boards, in a very good dustwrapper. In very good condition, almost as new. Gandon was the architect of many of Dublin's finest Georgian buildings. 25.00


9374. Dunlop, Eull, editor, and Hanna, Robert: McIlmoyle of Dervock Pastor of Two Flocks.

Ballymena: Mid-Antrim Historical Group 1991. 180 pp. illustrated, soft covers, in very good condition. A book about this Minister in the Reformed Presbyterian Church for Ballyclare and for Dervock, famous for public speaking, preaching and story telling, he was also involved with the Ulster Farmers Union, and was an expert on sheep. 15.00


6777. Dwane, David, T: Early Life of Eamon de Valera.

Dublin: The Talbot Press Limited, 1927. xii + 236 pp. 18 x 12 cm. Yellow boards, worn, in brown back strip. The front board is printed with a portrait of Dev. Six portraits: Dev's mother; Edmund Coll who brought Dev to Ireland; his step-brother Thomas Wheelright; Patrick Coll who raised Dev; and Dev as a graduate at 22; and at 36 during the 1918 General Election. Paper has some browning. Neat inscription on front ffep. 45.00


989. Ervine, St John: Craigavon Ulsterman.

London: George Allen & Unwin Ltd, 1949. First edition. xxiv + 676 pp. 23.5 x 16 cm. 16 plates. The book has been professionally recased in gold-blocked orange boards. Four Appendices, including extensive statistics on illiteracy in Ireland. Index. Two newspaper obituaries pasted to rear free endpaper. 45.00


15009. Fitzpatrick, W.J.: A Mourne Man's Memories.

Newcastle: Mourne Observer Press, 1980. vi + 69 pp. 21 x 13.5 cm. Ten illustrations. The autobiography of this acclaimed columnist, playwright and broadcaster. Pictorial card covers, in near mint condition. 8.00


18788. Fleming, George: Magennis VC The story of Northern Ireland's only winner of the Victoria Cross.

Dublin: History Ireland, 1998. 224 pp. 23.5 x 15.5 cm. 63 illustrations. Bibliography. Pictorial glazed card covers. Name and Service Record on half-title, o/w in good condition. 10.00


3743. Fowweather, Arthur: One Small Head.

Downpatrick: Down Recorder, 1980. 288 pp. illustrations and dustjacket by Rowel Friers, foreword by Walter Love, very good, in a dustjacket with some rubbing and chips to the topfront . The first of two volumes of biography and reminiscences from this distinguished educationalist. 20.00


12203. Fowweather, Arthur: One Small Head.

Downpatrick: Down Recorder 1980. 288 pp. illustrations and dustjacket by Rowel Friers, foreword by Walter Love, in a mint dustjacket. Ffep carries a signed cartoon of Fowweather by Rowel Friers, the signature of Walter Love who wrote the foreword, as well as Paul Evans (Prod.), followed by a signed inscription by Fowweather to his wife Iza. This was Fowweather's wife's copy.The first of two volumes of biography and reminiscences from this distinguished educationalist. In very good condition. 55.00


13641. Foy, R.H. compiler: The Old Days at Carnearney an Examination of the Life and Times of Bonar Thompson the Hyde Park Orator.

Antrim & District Historical Society 1991. 88 pp. illustrated, softback, minor wear, inscription on rear of title page otherwise in good condition. Bonar Thompson was born in 1888 at Carnearney near Antrim and died in London in 1963. A socialist, an actor, writer and a truly great orator he mesmerised crownd at Hyde Park Corner. This compliation has much on his life and background in Antrim. 10.00


1675. Fraser, Ian: Looking Back.

Belfast: 1993. 34pp. paper covers Personal memories of 50 years as a Surgeon in Northern Ireland particularly at The Royal Victoria Hospital Belfast. In very fresh condition almost as new. 10.00


12124. Friers, Rowel: Drawn From Life An Autobiography.

Belfast: Blackstaff Press 1994. 216 pp. softcovers, in very good condition. On the endpaper Friers has written a dedication along with a cartoon self portrait, very charming. Friers has been one of the best cartoonists in the north of Ireland. 20.00


449. Gerard, F.A: Some Fair Hibernians.

London: 1897. 279 pp, illustrated, good. A supplementary volume to Some Celebrated Irish Beauties of the Last Century 35.00


1874. Gillespie, Gordon: Albert H. McElroy The Radical Minister 1915-1975.

Belfast: The Albert McElroy Memorial Fund 1985. A Memorial Volume 46pp. illustrated, hardback, owner inscription on front pastedown, otherwise in very good condition. Concentrates on his work in the Ulster Liberal Party, though he was also a Minister in the Non-Subscribing Presbyterian Church. 15.00


17922. Gorman, Sir John: The Times of My Life An Autobiography.

Barnsley: Leo Cooper Limited, 2002. First edition. viii + 228 pp. 24 x 16 cm. Gold-blocked green boards, in very good condition, in a vg, price-clipped, dw. 30 plates. Author-signed inscription on ffep. 12.00


7736. Gowrie, Grey: Derek Hill An Appreciation.

London: Quartet Books 1987. 25 by 28.5 cms. 150 pp. illustrated with 130 reproductions of his sketches and paintings, nearly 50 in full colour, very good in price clipped dustwrapper which is showing a little curling/rubbing wear to the rear top edge. Hill is one of our leading portrait painters but also, argues Gowrie the best painter of Irish landscapes since Jack B. Yeats. 25.00


17495. Graham, Mary: Ring the Doctor.

Dublin: Dolmen Press, 1967. One of an edition of only 500 copies. 80 pp. 21 x 14 cm. Gold-blocked red boards. In very good condition, in a dustwrapper which is rubbed at the upper spine extremity, and this has been strengthened with peelable tape. The dw is not price-clipped, but the price has been blacked out. Mrs Graham's husband was a respected Irish doctor, at one time President of the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland. A scarce title. 50.00


2078. Gray, John: William McCready of Whiteabbey 1909-1982 Diarist and Book Collector.

Belfast: Linen Hall Library, 1983. ii+35 pp. 21.5 x 14.5 cm. Portrairt. Bibliography of limited and signed editions. List of autographed letters. Mint, in illustrated card covers. 12.00


18859. Greer, David, editor: Hamilton Harty His Life and Music.

Belfast: Blackstaff Press, n.d. (1978). 161 pp. 22 x 15.5 cm. 22 illustrations. Gold-blocked blue faux leather boards. No dustwrapper. Neat signature on ffep, o/w in good condition. Chapters by John Barry, Philip Hammond, Leonard Hirsch, David Greer, Raymond Warren, Philip Cranmer, Ivor Keys, and Cyril Ehrlich, along with a Discography and List of Harty's Works. 10.00


10791. Hamilton, Mary: The Silver Road.

London: Allan Wingate 1951. 287 pp. hardback, good in a worn dustwrapper. The life of an Irish gentleman retold by his widow.- boyhood in Ireland, a crack cavalry regiment, service in the Gold Coast, farming in Ireland, the stormy years after 1914. 15.00


10709. Hanna, Ronnie: Woodrow Wilson A Presbyterian President.

Lurgan: Ulster Society Publications 1992. 85 pp. illustrated, softcovers, in very good condition. President Wilson was the grandson of James Wilson from Strabane and the son of a Presbyterian Minister. 12.00


14685. Hanvey, Bobby: The Mental.

Belfast: Wonderland Press, 1996. iii + 156pp. 20 x 13 cm. Recollections of a radio journalist, psychiatric nurse in Downpatrick, and well-known local photographer. Pictorial glazed card covers. Covers are creased. Discolouration of first and final pages. 19.50


18544. Henderson, J.W.: Methodist College Belfast 1868-1938 A Survey and Retrospect.

Belfast: Mehodist College, 1939. In two olumes. Volume 1, xi + 477 pp, Volume II, vii + 479-958 pp. Extensively illustrated. Gold-blocked navyblue boards. No dustwrappers. The original dw was plain cream cloth. Contains staff and pupil lists, biographies of those who served in WWI, etc. Photographs and family histories of many past pupils and staff. A major resource for genealogists. In very good condition, near mint. The standard history. Please note that the unpackaged weight of these two books is 2,500g. Overseas shipping will require extra postage. 30.00


10840. Hughes, A. J: Robert Shipboy Macadam his life & Gaelic proverb collection.

Belfast: Institute of Irish Studies Queens University 1998. MacAdam, 1808-95, was a distinguished Belfast citizen and Presbyterian. A successful industrialist he contributed immeasurably to cultural life in Ireland. His greatest passion was the Irish language, and he championed its study and preservation. He was a leading collector of Irish language manuscripts, folklore, songs and proverbs. He died in obscurity and is today largely forgotten. This study should foster renewed interest both in him and in the activities and cultural legacy of liberal Presbyterian Belfast in the 18th and early 19th century. "Si an dias is truime is isle chromas a cionn." - the heaviest ear of corn is the one that lowliest bends its head. 12.00


7394. Hyde, H Montgomery: A Victorian Historian being some Private Letters of W.E.H. Lecky 1859-1878.

London: Home & Van Thal first edition 1947. 19 by 13 cms. 90 pp. frontispiece portrait, edited with an introduction and notes by Hyde. These previously unpublished letters began as an undergraduate in Dublin, recount his varied travels in London and describes mid-Victorian society in London . 10.00


11960. Ireland, Denis: From the Irish Shore Notes on My Life and Times.

London: Rich & Cowan Ltd., 1936. First edition. 244 pp. 20.5 x 13 cm. White-blocked brown boards. No dustwrapper, spine faded, minor wear, otherwise very good. 12.00


16194. Jefferson, Herbert: Viscount Pirrie of Belfast.

Belfast: Wm. Mullan & Son (Publishers) Ltd., c1948. xii + 336 pp. 24.5 x 15.5 cm. Viscount Pirrie of Belfast, Shipbuilder, 1847 - 1924. Introduction by Sir Archibald Hurd. Twenty-one plates, and folding genealogy. Bibliography. Exhaustive index. Gold-blocked dark-blue boards. In a sunned, rather worn, dustwrapper. Minor foreedge spotting otherwise the book is in good condition. Fairly scarce. 80.00


18362. Jocelyn, Robert Earl of Roden: Major D.M. (John) Kennedy M.C. A Tribute.

Robert Jocelyn Earl of Roden, 1995. 242 pp. 22.5 x 15 cm. 12 illustrations. Gold-blocked maroon boards, in very good condition, in a very good dustwrapper. John Kennedy never wanted to be a soldier but to develop farming and bloodstock interests in Kildare. However he became a legend in the Irish Guards, serving in Norway, north Africa and n.w. Europe. He was killed in battle, Feb.1945. This tribute is based on his correspondence, and interviews with those who fought with him, and tells the story of his family and their loss. 18.00


12948. Kenny, Colum: Tristram Kennedy and the revival of Irish Legal Training 1835-1885.

Dublin: Irish Academic Press in association with The Irish Legal History Society 1996. xviii+270 pp. illustrated, hardback, with a dustwrapper, a little wear but good overall. Kennedy, from Londonderry, founded the modern Carrickmacross lace industry and represented Louth in Parliament. Attention is paid to the Dublin Law Institute. 20.00


5807. Kerr, W. S., Dean of Belfast: Walker of Derry.

Londonderry: Printed for the Author, 1938 144 pp. 19 x 13 cm. A biography and study of the City's Governor during the Seige of 1689. Frontispiece portrait, and one other Plate. Black-blocked red boards, with very slightly foxed yellow backstrip. Good in a rather edgeworn, dusty dustwrapper. 45.00


16833. Kinahan, Coralie: Behind Every Great Man..?

Templepatrick: Studio Press, c1992. viii+408 pp. 22.5 x 22 cm. More than just a family history or biography. Material about Castle Upton at Templepatrick, and the de Burgh family. Illustrated. Pictorial glazed card covers. In very good condition. 18.00


12119. Lady of the House: Distinguished Irish Women of the Past 100 Years.

Lady of the House, Christmas 1900. 29 by 22.5 cms. 16 pp. illustrated, paper covers, some advertising pages, the spine of the cover is wearing and detatching but otherwise very good. There are 26 women illustrated and four pages of biographies at the end. An unusual piece of ephemera, certainly scarce. 55.00


13635. Linder, Seth: The Famous Faces of North Belfast.

Belfast: 2008. 15 by 21 cms. 66 pp. illustrated, map, card covers, in very good condition. An excellent book of illustrated biographies of famous people from north Belfast. 15.00


8531. Lindsay, H. F. Selwood: David Wilson Dean of St Patrick's.

Dublin: 1961. 45 pp. 21.5 x 14 cm. Seventeen illustrations. Dean Wilson was Dean of St. Patrick's, Dublin, 1935-1950. Introduction by The Most Reverend Arthur W. Barton, D.D. formerly Archbishop of Dublin and Primate of Ireland. This is one of a few copies specially bound for the author, in dark-green boards, blocked black, and carries an autograph inscription "To my dear old friend Canon Purser Short." . 15.00


1468. Loeber Rolf: A Biographical Dictionary of Architects in Ireland 1600-1720.

London: John Murray, 1981. 127pp. d.w. v.g. This was a major achievment in the study of Irish architects and architecture. A lateral extension of Colvin's Biographical Dictionary of British Architects. 10.00


18490. Londonderry, The Marquis of: Recollections of a Tour in the North of Europe in 1836-1837.

London: Richard Bentley, 1838. Two Volumes. 22 x 14 cm. Volume 1, xii + 275 pp, 3 plates, and folded plans of St Petersburg and Moscow. Volume II, vii + 228 pp, and 2 plates. Half leather and marbled boards, marbled foreedges, six panelled spine with raised bands, and original spine labels. The binding of both volumes is seriously damaged, with loss of the leather altogether on the lower spine of each volume. There is scattered foxing and old damp stains to the bottom of the title pages, and frontispieces, as well as a couple of the plates. These are poor copies only, which we would suggest are reading copies. The Marquis of Londonderry hoped to be appointed Ambassador to Russia. 95.00


18738. Londondery, The Marquis of: The Londonderry Album Portraits from a Great house in the 1890s.

London: Blond & Briggs,1978. introduced by the Marquess of Londonderry. 96 pp. 21.5 x 25 cm. 93 illustrations. Gold-blocked brown boards, in a good, price-clipped, dustwrapper. Showing a little wear, but overall good. 12.00


10828. Long, Helen: The Life and Times of Harry Long.

privately printed 2007. 152 pp. illustrated softcovers, in very good condition. Mr Long served in the RUC, in Carrickmore and Kilrea and in Traffic division and went on to become a Minister in the Church of Ireland, serving in Belvoir outside Belfast. 15.00


17069. Loudan, Jack: O Rare Amanda! The Life of Amanda McKittrick Ros.

London: Chatto & Windus, 1954. First Edition. 200 pp. 20.5 x 13.5 cm. Eight illustrations. No dustwrapper. Amanda Ros was one of the great literary characters. Regarded by many as the world's worst novelist she saw herself as it finest. An extraordinary character by any standards. Of a letter from the bank manager she replied to him that "she had his letter before her and shortly it would be behind her". Always with a cult following her books are increasingly scarce and quite valued. Gold-blocked pink boards, no dustwrapper. Spine slightly sunfaded, otherwise a nice clean tight copy. 30.00


18850. Lyle, M.K.: Out of the Past Ulster Voices Speak.

New York...: Vantage Press, 1981. First edition. xiii + 338 pp. 23.5 x 16 cm. 53 extracts from letters written by Ulster men and women between 1778 and 1905. Gold-blocked brown boards, in a price-clipped, rather worn, dustwrapper. Bookplate of TWJ Milner on the ffep. Signed by the author on the title page. Overall in good condition. 12.00


14794. Lynch-Robinson, Sir Christopher: The Last of the Irish R.M.s.

London: Cassell and Company, 1951. First edition. 206 pp. 22 x 14 cm. Frontispiece photograph of the author. Hardback. No dustwrapper. Boards worn and spine sunned. 10.00


12703. Lyons, J.B: What Did I Die Of? The Deaths of Parnell, Wilde, Synge and other Literary Pathologies.

Dublin: Lilliput Press 1991. 234 pp. 21.5 x 14 cm. Illustrated, paperback. In good condition. 8.00


18067. MacAmhlaigh, Donall: An Irish Navvy The Diary of an Exile.

London: Routledge and Kegan Paul, 1971. Translated, by Valentin Iremonger, from the Irish "Dialann Deorai". ix + 182 pp. 21.5 x 14 cm. Pictorial semi-matt card covers. Minor wear, otherwise in fair condition. 10.00


8878. Macaulay, Ambrose: William Crolly Archbishop of Armagh 1835-49.

Dublin: Four Courts Press 1994. xii+481 pp. illustrated, map, very good in good dustwrapper though a little lightly creased at top of spine. As Archbishop of Armagh, 1835-1849, Crolly played a major role in Irish ecclesiastical and political life, paricularly over the system of national education, the Charitable Bequests Act and the Colleges (Ireland) Bill. 20.00


17977. Macauley, Thurston: Donn Byrne Bard of Armagh

London: Sampson Low, Marston & Co., 1929. xi + 179 pp. 19 x 12.5 cm. Blind-stamped black boards. No dw. Portrait frontispiece, and 15 illustrations. Bibliography. Ffep neatly removed. Tiny additions to the bibliography, in pencil. 12.00


5541. MacManus, MJ: Eamon de Valera A Biography.

Dublin and Cork: The Talbot Press Oct. 1945. 361 pp. 18.5 x 12.5 cm. Frontispiece portrait. Ffep removed, otherwise very good. 15.00


16784. Macrory, Sir Patrick: Days That Are Gone.

Limavady: North-West Books, 1983. First edition. 167pp. 21 x 15 cm. A realistic recollection of growing up in Ascendancy Ireland. 13 illustrations. Pictorial semi-matt thick card covers. No dw. The boards are shelf-worn. This was the first book published by North-West Books. 14.50


9827. Mahon, Brid: While Green Grass Grows Memoirs of a Folklorist.

Cork: Mercier Press 1998. 208 pp. illustrated, paperback, in very good condition. Mahon worlked for many years with the Irish Folklore Commission and these are entertaining memoirs. References to visitors such as Micheal MacLiammoir, Burl Ives, Walt Disney, Tolkien, Frank O'Connor, and Patrick Kavanagh. 8.00


10826. Mahoney, Thomas H. D: Edmund Burke and Ireland.

Harvard University Press 1960. 412 pp. illustrated, hardback, in good condition. An important biography. 25.00


17500. Malleson, Constance, (Colette O'Niel): After Ten Years A Personal Record.

London: Jonathan Cape, 1931. First edition. 320 pp. 20.5 x 14.5 cm. Frontispiece portrait. Folding map of Mendip Hills. Red-blocked gray-linen-covered boards. The boards are sunned. Her father was Hugh Annesley, the 5th Earl Annesley. Her mother was Priscilla Armitage Moore of Aranmore in County Cavan, Ireland. Constance married the actor Miles Malleson. A splendily-readable autobiography. 25.00


13090. Mateer, James: A Life on the Open Road.

Bangor: Edyplus Publications 1996. 231 pp. illustrated, softcovers,a pencil inscription on title page otherwise in very good condition almost as new. The story of a group of travelling actors, The Broadway Players, in the north of Ireland in the interwar period. "A fascinating account of a lost theatrical genre. An evocative story of a forgotten way of life." 8.00


7762. McDyer, Father James: Fr. McDyer of Glencolumbkille An Autobiography.

Dingle: Brandon Books reprinted 1997. 118 pp. illustrated, paperback, in very good condition, almost as new. A highly readable biography of a socialist, a radical and a priest, whose work in Donegal is a testament of a life well lived, and an important part of our social history. 16.50


6884. McGowan & Ingram Ltd: Kith & Kin - American Visit 1910 - In Warm Recollection of Our Meeting.

Belfast: McGowan & Ingram Ltd.,1910. 26pp. 30 x 24 cm. This publication comprises 24 pages of biography, following the publishers details on a tissue page, and Locke's poem "At Last". The biographies are Daniel O'Connell, Thomas Moore, Countess of Blessington, Henry Grattan, Charles Lever, Francis Sylvester Mahony (Father Prout), Richard Brinsley Sheridan, Lady Morgan, Sir Richard Steele, Reverend Theobald Mathew, Thomas Osborne Davies, and the Marquis of Dufferin and Ava KP, each biography being an illustration on one page followed by a page of text. The poem and the biographies are printed in black on a smooth creamy-yellow paper, the illustrations and texts contained in a bright red boarder. The pages are stapled into a mottled green card cover, and this is punched and attached to the printed olive green outer card cover by a silk cord. The inner block is in very good condition, apart from rusted staples. The outer card cover is showing some wear at the corners. 95.00


18521. McNeill, Mary: The Life and Times of Mary Ann McCracken 1770-1866.

Dublin: Allen Figgis & Co., Ltd, 1960. A Belfast Panorama. 328pp. 23 x 14.5 cm. 11 illustrations. Endpaper maps. Gold-blocked red boards, in good condition. No dustwrapper. Mary Ann McCracken was born into a progressive intellectual environment. Her grandfather published the Belfast Newsletter. Her father and uncles were concerned with politics, trade, and the arts. Her brother was the handsome, ill fated Henry Joy McCracken. Mary Ann was a forerunner of the Gaelic revivalists, and had a lifelong devotion to the welfare of the poor. Edward Bunting lodged in her family home. A remarkable life. 15.00


16582. Meehan, Rev. C. P.: The Fate and Fortunes of Hugh O'Neill, Earl of Tyrone, and Rory O'Donel, Earl of Tyrconnel; Their Flight from Ireland, and Death in Exile.

Dublin: James Duffy and Sons, 1886. Third edition, enlarged, with notes, etc. xx+450+(3) pp. 22 x 14 cm. Frontispiece portrait of Thomas O'Hagan, Lord Chancellor of Ireland. Gold-blocked, textured, and elaborately-lined dark-green boards. A portrait of Hugh O'Neill is pasted to the rear of the dedication page, and there is a lengthy ink inscription to the rear of the title page, otherwise in good condition. Copac lists only 9 copies, with no copy in the BL. 95.00


18754. Mitchell, Maud: The Man with the Long Hair The Spirit of Freedom in a Woman's Story.

Kerry: Glenwood Publications, 1993. 120 pp. 20.5 x 15 cm. 40 illustrations. Pictorial glazed card covers. Inscription to the inside of the front cover, otherwise in good condition. 15.00


5035. Moles: Lord Carson of Duncairn An Appreciation from the Loyalists of Ulster.

Belfast: Carson Presentation Committee, 1925. 118 pp. 21.5 x 14 cm. Illustrated. Foreword by James Craig. The back fep has some pencil details of the owner Samuel Matier of 21 West Street, Newtownards and his RIR dates, and his name and address are written, in ink, on the frontispiece. Some water staining and wear to some page edges. The two printed areas of the original wrappers have been neatly mounted on replacement wrappers. A scarce item, a tribute to Carson. 60.00


16578. Montgomery, H. R.: Thomas Moore, His Life, Writings and Contemporaries.

London: Thomas Cautley Newby, 1860. xi+208 pp. 19.5 x 13 cm. Originally three lectures at a Literary Institution, and inscribed to the London Irish Rifle Volunteers. (Henry Liddell Mongomery, 1818-1904). Gold-blocked elaborately-blind-stamped boards. A little wear but otherwise good. Copac only lists four copies of this title in UK libraries. This is the first state of the first edition. 75.00


11016. Moore, Thomas: The Life and Death of Lord Edward Fitzgerald

Glasgow: R.&T. Washbourne n.d. c.1900. Cameron & Ferguson edition. ii+283 pp. softcover, in very good condition. This title was first published in 1831. This particular edition appears not to be in the NLI. 32.00


18081. Mulloy, Sheila: O'Malley People and Places.

Co. Clare, Ballinakella Press: Co. Mayo, Carrowbaun Press, 1988. 95 pp. 22 x 15 cm. 31 illustrations. 5 maps. Gold-blocked green boards, in very good condition, in a very good dustwrapper. The O'Malleys are a predominantly, but not exclusively, Mayo family. 15.00


14559. Mulqueen, John and Wren, Jimmy: De Valera An Illustrated Life.

Dublin: Tomar Publishing Ltd, 1989. v + 61pp. 29.5 x 21 cm. Copiously illustrated with drawings. Pictorial glazed card covers. The covers show slight shelf wear. 13.50


5963. Newcomer, James: Maria Edgeworth.

Lewisburg: Bucknell University Press 1973 94 pp. paper covers, very good. A volume in the Irish writers series, monographs designed to treat individually more than 50 Irish authors. Famous for Castle Rackrent, but she produced a huge literary output. 10.00


15142. Newmann, Kate.: Dictionary of Ulster Biography.

Belfast: The Institute of Irish Studies Queen's University, 1993. viii+278pp. 24 x 16 cm. Pictorial glazed card covers. In good condition. 10.00


17306. O'Connor, T.P.: Charles Stewart Parnell A Memory.

London: Ward, Lock, Bowden, and Co., (1891). 223 pp. 18 x 12.5 cm. Frontispiece engraved portrait. Gold-blocked brown boards. Some shelfwear, otherwise good. A modest book, but scarce. 25.00


12602. O'Connor, Ulick: Oliver St John Gogarty A Poet and His Times.

London: Jonathan Cape second impression 1964. 316 pp. 22 x 15.5 cm. Frontispiece portrait, hardback, in a fairly worn dustwrapper. The standard biography. 12.00


17717. O'Raghallaigh, D: Sir Robert Kane First President of Queen's College, Cork A Pioneer in Science, Industry & Commerce.

Cork: Cork University Press, 1942. 43 pp. 21 x 13.5 cm. Four illustrations. Index. Printed on wartime paper. Pictorial matt yellow card covers, printed black. In very good condition. 20.00


17507. Office of Public Works: Iveagh Pictures Edward Cecil Guinness 1st Earl of Iveagh.

Dublin: Office of Public Works, 2009. Published on the occasion of the 2009 exhibition at Farmleigh. 96 pp. 27 x 23 cm. 77 illustrations, in colour. Bibliography. List of exhibited works. Pictorial semi-matt card covers. In very good condition. 15.00


11552. Ormsby, Frank: Northern Windows An Anthology of Ulster Autobiography.

Belfast: The Blackstaff Press 1987. ix+265 pp. hardback, in a v.g. dustwrapper. An anthology of autobiographical prose from C.S. Lewis, Patrick Kavanagh, Florence Mary McDowell, Michael Longely, Forrest Reid, Louis MacNeice, and Bernadette Devlin, among others. 7.00


15917. Paisley, Ian, Junior: Ian Paisley A Life in Photographs.

Belfast: Ian Paisley, Jnr, 2004. 106 pp. 22 x 24.5 cm. Profusely illustrated in colour and b&w. Pictorial card covers. Slight wear to covers. 10.00


6594. Parke, William K: A Fermanagh Childhood.

Belfast: Friars Bush Press, 1988. 122 pp. 21.5 x 13.5 cm. Life in Derrygonnelly fifty years ago. Thirteen illustrations. Inscription on half title, o/w in very good condition. 10.00


1947. Phillips W.A: Lecky.

Dublin: University Press 1939. paper covers, 27pp. A lecture in celebration of the centenary of Lecky's birth, delivered in the Graduates Hall Trinity College 29 Nov. 1938. g. 5.00


12389. Potter, Ella and Matheson, Winifred: Elsie Sandes and Theodora Schofield Twenty-One Years of Unrecorded Service for the British Army 1913-1934.

London & Edinburgh: Marshall, Morgan & Scott n.d. 1935. 160 pp. 18.5 x 12.5 cm. Illustrated. Introduction by The Duke of Connaught. Pictorial front cover and worn spine. Sandes was an Irishwoman who founded the Sandes homes for soldiers. Chapters include The Curragh, Ballykinlar, Magilligan, India. 15.00


18014. Purdue, Olwen: The MacGeough Bonds of The Argory An Ulster Gentry family, 1880-1950.

Dublin: Four Courts Press, 2005. Maynooth Sturies in Local History: Number 62. 55 pp. 21.5 x 14 cm. 6 illustrations. Notes. Pictorial glazed card covers, in very good condition. The house and estate are now in the care of the National Trust. 12.00


14687. Reid, Hugh: From Apprentice to Chairman.

Belfast: Hugh Reid, 1993. 53pp. 20 x 21 cm. An autobiography from the Belfast motor trade, with good material about the NI TT Races. Pictorial glazed card covers. In good condition. 20.00


18862. Reihill, Karen: George Campbell and the Belfast Boys.

Dublin and Clandeboye: Adam's, 2015. Published on the occasion of the exhibition of the same name held from July-September 2015 in Dublin and Clandeboye. 160 pp. 24 x 16.5 cm. 263 illustrations. Pictorial glazed card covers. Apart from an old fold to the fronrt cover, in very good condition. A most valuable and well illustrated study of George Campbell, Gerard Dillon, Daniel O'Neill and Arthur Armstrong - the Belfast Boys. 30.00


1591. Rock, Captain (psuedynom for Thomas Moore): Memoirs of Captain Rock The Celebrated Irish Chieftain, with Some Account of his Ancestors. Written by Himself.

London: Longman,..., 1824. 2nd edition. xlv + 376pp. 18.5 x 10.5 cm. Original boards. The front board carries the very ornate label of "Hodgson, Bookseller, Stationer and Vendor of Patent Medicines at the New Circulating Library 9 High Street, Belfast." New endpapers and spine by professional bookbinder. Plain white endpapers, and textured strip of bookbinding material which matches the boards. 48.00


2044. Russell, R.L.: The Child and His Pencil Adventures in a Country School.

London: George Allen & Unwin Ltd, 1936. Second Impression. 160pp. 18.5 x 12.5 cm. Foreword by St John Ervine. Russell was Principal of Tullygrawley Public Elementary School, Country Antrim, near Slemish. Teaching in a rural Ulster Primary School in the inter-war period. illustrated by twenty-two lino-cuts done by pupils. Lots of pupils' poems. Original fawn card covers, printed dark blue, with professionally-replaced backstrip. 25.00


10273. Scoular, Clive: James Chichester-Clark Prime Minister of Northern Ireland.

Killyleagh: Published by Clive Scoular 2000. iii+175 pp. foreword by Paul Bew, illustrated, paperback, autographed by the author on the title page. In very good condition, almost as new. Chichester Clark was 5th Prime Minister of Northern Ireland, from May 1969 to March 1971. This is the only biography and is a useful source for the period of the Troubles as well as its insights into the Unionist Establlishment. 16.50


13317. Scoular, Clive: John M. Andrews Norther Ireland's Wartime Prime Minister.

Killyleagh: Clive Scoular, 2004 vi + 172 pp. 21 x 15 cm. Illustrated. Pictorial glazed covers, with short biographies of three distinguished brothers: Thomas, Titanic's designer; James, Lord Chief Justice; and William, cricketer extraordinary. Andrew's two-and-a-half-year premiership has hitherto been largely ignored by historians. In very good condition, almost as new, autographed by the author on the title page. 15.00


18046. Scoular, Clive: Maeve de Markievicz Daughter of Constance.

Killyleagh: Clive Scoular, 2009. Reprint. 99 pp. 21 x 15 cm. 20 illustrations. Notes. Bibliography. Index. Pictorial semi-matt card covers. Signed by the author on the title page. In very good condition. 12.00


13940. Scoular, Clive: Six Famous Sons of Killyleagh.

Killyleagh: Clive Scoular, 2006. vii + 215 pp. 21 x 13.5 cm. Illustrated in b&w. The famous sons are Sir Hans Sloane, Sir Henry Blackwood, Dr Henry Cooke, Dr Edward Hincks, and the footballers Terry Cochrane and David Healy. Killyleagh is a small County Down town, about twenty miles from Belfast. Author-inscribed half-title. 10.00


16591. Sillard, P. A.: The Life and Letters of John Martin. With Sketches of Thomas Devin Reilly, Father John Kenyon, and other "Young Irelanders."

Dublin: James Duffy and Co., Ltd, 1901. Second Edition. xiii+297 pp. 15 x 10 cm. Gold-blocked and blind-stamped green boards. Prize bookplate of the College of the Immaculate Conception, Sligo, on the ffep. In very good condition. 95.00


13933. Simms, John Young: Farewell to the Hammer A Shankill Boyhood.

Belfast: The White Row Press, 1992. 144 pp. 20.5 x 15 cm. Autobiography, set in a small working-class area of Belfast, in the early 1900s. Text illustrated with sketches by William Clarke. Front cover illustration from a work by William Conor. Pictorial glazed card covers. Previous owner's name neatly written at top of half-title, o/w in very good condition. 15.00


8345. Strain, R. W. M.: Hither and Thither Gleanings from my Anecdotage.

R.W.M. Strain, 1991. 24 by 16.5 cms. 31 pp. green card covers, in very good condition. Biographical anecdotes from a great Belfast born Doctor, early days, University training, the Rotunda Hospital Dublin, R.A.M.C. Queens University , much good humour. 12.00


8461. Stuart, Madeleine: Manna in the Morning A Memoir 1940-1958

Dublin: Raven Arts Press 1984. 115 pp. illustrated, paperback, edited and introduced by Dermot Bolger. She was the wife of Francis Stuart Irish novelist who spent the war years in Germany and broadscast from there to Ireland. Good apart from some minor foreedge staining. 7.00


18860. Threshold: Threshold No 28 Spring 1977.

Belfast: The Lyric Players Thratre, 1977. John Boyd and Stephen Gilbert, editors. 133 pp. 22 x 14.5 cm. This is a special issue of Threshold devoted to Belfast novelist, autobiographer, and critic Forrest Reid, to mark the centenary of his birth. It comprises essays, critical and personal, by E.M. Forster, John Sparrow, John Bryson, George Huxley, John McGahern, Mary Bryan, James Simmons, Brian Taylor, Kenneth Jamison, George Buchanan, S. Knox Cunningham, Stephen Gilbert, Robin Perry and John Boyd. Forrest Reid's output has never gained the attention it deserves, and since there are very few critical studies of his work this issue of Threshold is all the more valuable. 4 illustrations. Pictorial matt card covers. 15.00


10790. W & G Baird Ltd: The Late Sir Robert Baird Messages of Sympathy

Belfast: W & G Baird Ltd, 1934. "The following pages comprise a list of those who sent letters and telegrams of sympathy on the occasion of the death of Sir Robert Baird 8th Oct. 1934." 60 pp. hardback, some edgerubbing and a little wear otherwise good. 35.00


15390. Walker, Brian M.: Sentry Hill An Ulster Farm and Family.

Belfast: Friar's Bush Press, 1991. Reprint, with corrections and additional photographs. xiv +182 pp. 24 x 18 cm. A portrait of two centuries of life on an Ulster farm. Profusely illustrated. Gold-blocked dark-green boards, in very good condition. In a vg dw. Number 52 of a limited edition of 100 copies, signed by author. 20.00


15389. Walker, Brian M.: Sentry Hill An Ulster Farm and Family.

Belfast: Friar's Bush Press, 1991. Reprint, with corrections and additional photographs. xiv +182 pp. 23 x 18 cm. A portrait of two centuries of life on an Ulster farm. Profusely illustrated. Pictorial glazed card covers. In very good condition. 10.00


12451. Wills, James: Lives of Illustrious and Distinguished Irishmen from the Earliest times to the Present Period

Dublin: Macgregor, Poulson, and Company, 1842. A single volume from this set. Vol IV, Part II. Pp. 241-472. 22.5 x 14 cm. Engraved plates of Sheridan and Sloan. Some wear but generally good. This volume includes Swift. 20.00


12416. Wills, James: Lives of Illustrious and Distinguished Irishmen from the Earliest times to the Present Period

Dublin: Macgregor, Poulson, and Company, 1843. A single volume from this set. Vol I, Part II. Pp. 257-496. 22.5 x 14 cm. Engraved plates of Burke and Grattan. Some wear but generally good. 20.00


7943. Wills, James and Wills, Freeman.: The Irish Nation: Its History & its Biography.

Edinburgh, London, and Dublin, A. Fullarton & Co., 1871, 1873, 1875. Four volumes bound as three. Vol. I, v+684+328pp. Vol II, v. +pp.339-730+498. Vol III, pp. 499-730+viii+709. With 31 plates of which 5 are genealogical plates of the Fitzgeralds, Butlers, O'Neills and Fitzmaurices, the remainder being portraits. (All present.) Half leather, cloth covered beveled boards, all edges marbled (faded), banded spine in six compartments, original labels, some foxing to endpapers and prelims, a little light staining to first few pages vol III. Some professional restoration to spines. They are overall in very good condition, tight copies. Whilst there is historical narrative the cooks are biography focused, political, ecclesiastical, literary etc. 165.00


10806. Winsten, S, editor: G. B. S. 90 Aspects of Bernard Shaw's Life and Work.

London: Hutchinson & C0. (Publishers) Ltd, 1946. 200 pp. 23.5 x 15.5 cm. The twenty-eight contributors are Sir Max Beerbohm, John Masefield, JD Bernal, Gilbert Murray, WR Inge, Lord Keynes, Laurence Housman, Lord Passfield, James Bridie, CEM Joad, JB Priestley, Aldous Huxley, Sir William Haley, Lord Dunsany, Maurice Dobb, Edward J Dent, Val Gielgud, Emil Davies, Roy Limbert, Daniel Jones, AS Neill, Sir Kenneth Barnes, Gabriel Pascal, MJ MacManus, JC Trewin, SI Hsiung, and HG Wells. There are two colour illustrations, and thirty-two b&w, and three line drawings. Hardback, no dw, Showing some wear to top and bottom of spine, but generally good. 12.00


11411. Wtright, David G: Yeats Myth of Self a Study of the Autobiographical Prose.

Dublin: Gill and Macmillan 1987. 127 pp. hardback, in dustwrapper, in very good condition. A study of the poet as autobiographer. A valuable study. 7.00

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