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  • PROGRAMME, AMHARCLANN NA MAINISTREACH / ABBEY THEATRE. by Abbey Theatre Co.
    Abbey Theatre Co.
    PROGRAMME, AMHARCLANN NA MAINISTREACH / ABBEY THEATRE.

    Edition: First printing.

    Dublin, Ireland: The National Theatre Society, Ltd. 1945. First edition - Program for Monday, 3rd December 1945 and the following nights for the Second Week of "The Playboy of the Western World" in 3 acts by J.M. Synge, with Brid Ni Loingsigh, Denis O'Dea, Cyril Cusack and others. Laid in is a small slip noting that Cussack had suffered an injury to his knee and asking the audience to overlook any stiffness. 4 pp stapled inside paper covers, includes many ads for local businesses.

    Condition: Very good overall in grey-green illustrated paper wrappers (stapled slightly off-center, fragile paper)

    Book ID: 63346
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  • DROWN ALL THE DOGS: A Neil Hockaday Mystery. by Adcock, Thomas.
    Adcock, Thomas.
    DROWN ALL THE DOGS: A Neil Hockaday Mystery.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Pocket Books, (1994) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The third novel in the Edgar award series featuring NYC police detective Neil Hockaday who journeys to Ireland twith Ruby Flagg to try and get more information about his father who disappeared in World War II. He visits "his last remaining relative, terminally ill Uncle Liam. But as Neil and Ruby fly into Dublin airport, back home in Hell's Kitchen, explosive events occur. A retired priest, a family friend from Neil's youth, shoots himself; a young Irish copper plunges naked to his death from an apartment; and Neil's cop pal Davy Mogaill, being interrogated about the bombing death of his Irish wife, answers by placing his own handgun…

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    New York: Pocket Books, (1994) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The third novel in the Edgar award series featuring NYC police detective Neil Hockaday who journeys to Ireland twith Ruby Flagg to try and get more information about his father who disappeared in World War II. He visits "his last remaining relative, terminally ill Uncle Liam. But as Neil and Ruby fly into Dublin airport, back home in Hell's Kitchen, explosive events occur. A retired priest, a family friend from Neil's youth, shoots himself; a young Irish copper plunges naked to his death from an apartment; and Neil's cop pal Davy Mogaill, being interrogated about the bombing death of his Irish wife, answers by placing his own handgun to his ear. While Hockaday dreams about a heroic father he never met (he died in WW II), his flesh-and-blood da's past is gradually revealed, disclosing how the Irish hatred for England allowed a group of wartime academics to embrace fascist principles." (PW) SIGNED on title page. 341 pp. ISBN: 0-671770411.

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    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 84170
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  • DUBLIN NOIR: The Celtic Tiger Vs. The Ugly American. by [Anthology, signed] Bruen, Ken, editor; Reed Farrel Coleman and Gary Philips, signed.
    [Anthology, signed] Bruen, Ken, editor; Reed Farrel Coleman and Gary Philips, signed.
    DUBLIN NOIR: The Celtic Tiger Vs. The Ugly American.

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback original.

    New York: Akashic Books, (2006). SIGNED first edition - An anthology of original stories on how writers from the US and the UK - as well as Dublin itself - view the city. SIGNED by TWO authors at their stories - Reed Farrel Coleman and Gary Philips. Other authors included are Laura Lippman, Peter Spiegelman, Eoin Colfer and more. 228 pp plus notes on the contributors, ads. ISBN: 978-1888451924.

    Condition: Very good in illustrated wrappers (significant toning to pages).

    Book ID: 79354
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  • EMERALD MAGIC: Great Tales of Irish Fantasy. by [Anthology - signed] Greeley, Andrew M., editor. Charles De Lint, Jacqueline Carey and L. E. Modesitt, Jr, signed.
    [Anthology - signed] Greeley, Andrew M., editor. Charles De Lint, Jacqueline Carey and L. E. Modesitt, Jr, signed.
    EMERALD MAGIC: Great Tales of Irish Fantasy.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: TOR / Tom Doherty Associates, (2004.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - SIGNED by THREE authors - Charles De Lint at his story "The Butter Spirit's Tithe" ; Jacqueline Carey at "Isle of Women" and L. E. Modesitt, Jr, at "The Swan Pilot." Also includes stories by Jane Lindskold, Ray Bradbury, Jane Yolen, Judith Tarr, Cecilia Dart-Thornton, Morgan Llewelyn, Tanith Lee, Elizabeth Hayden and others. Notes about the authors. 364 pp. ISBN: 0-7653-05046.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket (name on front endpaper.)

    Book ID: 57330
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  • THE CONQUEST OF FAMINE. by Aykroyd, W R.
    Aykroyd, W R.
    THE CONQUEST OF FAMINE.

    Edition: First printing.

    London: Chatto & Windus, 1974. dj. Hardcover first edition - A look at major famines over the years - in China, India, Ireland, and Russia - and of attempts to prevent them, including the Indian Famine Code of 1887 and more recently the role of the United Nations - but even as it acknowledges the activities of the rulers of India in pre-colonial days to ameliorate conditions when drought caused a shortage of food, it downplays the role of British colonialism in ignoring the plight of the people and in putting in place policies that caused massive death tolls. Photographs, references, index. vii, 216 pp. ISBN: 0-701120479.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 64714
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  • TARA ROAD. by Binchy, Maeve
    Binchy, Maeve
    TARA ROAD.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Delacorte, (1998.). First edition - 13th book by this Irish writer, a novel set in Dublin.

    Condition: Fine (a new copy) in glossy black wrappers in a colorful thin cardstock slipcase.

    Book ID: 50860
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  • ELEGY FOR APRIL. by Black, Benjamin (pseudonym for John Banville)
    Black, Benjamin (pseudonym for John Banville)
    ELEGY FOR APRIL.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Henry Holt, (2010.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Third mystery published under this pseudonym by Booker-award winning writer, John Banville. Set in Dublin, Ireland, it features pathologist Malachy Quirke and it is described as "both an absorbing crime novel and a brilliant portrait of the difficult and relentless love between a father and his daughter." 293 pp. ISBN: 978-0805090818.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 56473
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  • CHRISTINE FALLS. by Black, Benjamin (pseudonym for John Banville)
    Black, Benjamin (pseudonym for John Banville)
    CHRISTINE FALLS.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Henry Holt, (2006). First edition - First mystery and first novel published under this pseudonym by Booker-award winning writer, John Banville. Set in Dublin, Ireland, it introduces pathologist Malachy Quirke. Nominated for an Edgar Award. 340 pp. Includes a bonus audio sampler CD.

    Condition: Fine in illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 83076
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  • HOLY ORDERS: A Quirke Novel. by Black, Benjamin (pseudonym for John Banville)
    Black, Benjamin (pseudonym for John Banville)
    HOLY ORDERS: A Quirke Novel.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Henry Holt, (2013.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Sixth mystery published under this pseudonym by Man Booker-award winning writer, John Banville. Set in Dublin, Ireland in the 1950s when the Catholic Church controlled the lives of nearly everyone, it features Detective Inspector Hackett and pathologist Malachy Quirke. 304 pp. ISBN: 9780805094398.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 62038
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  • THE SILVER SWAN. by Black, Benjamin (pseudonym for John Banville)
    Black, Benjamin (pseudonym for John Banville)
    THE SILVER SWAN.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Henry Holt, (2008.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Second mystery published under this pseudonym by Booker-award winning writer, John Banville. Set in Dublin, Ireland, it features pathologist Malachy Quirke and it is described as "both an absorbing crime novel and a brilliant portrait of the difficult and relentless love between a father and his daughter." 290 pp. ISBN: 97808050815434-.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 68517
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  • THE SILVER SWAN. by Black, Benjamin (pseudonym for John Banville)
    Black, Benjamin (pseudonym for John Banville)
    THE SILVER SWAN.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Henry Holt, (2008.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Second mystery published under this pseudonym by Booker-award winning writer, John Banville. Set in Dublin, Ireland, it features pathologist Malachy Quirke and it is described as "both an absorbing crime novel and a brilliant portrait of the difficult and relentless love between a father and his daughter." 290 pp. ISBN: 97808050815434-.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 62761
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  • CHRISTINE FALLS. by Black, Benjamin (pseudonym for John Banville)
    Black, Benjamin (pseudonym for John Banville)
    CHRISTINE FALLS.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Henry Holt, (2007.) dj. Hardcover first edition - First mystery and first novel published under this pseudonym by Booker-award winning writer, John Banville. Set in Dublin, Ireland, it introduces pathologist Malachy Quirke. Nominated for an Edgar Award. 340 pp. ISBN: 0-8050-81526.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 45084
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  • A DEATH IN SUMMER. by Black, Benjamin (pseudonym for John Banville)
    Black, Benjamin (pseudonym for John Banville)
    A DEATH IN SUMMER.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Henry Holt, (2011.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Fourth mystery published under this pseudonym by Man Booker-award winning writer, John Banville. Set in Dublin, Ireland in the 1950s when the Catholic Church controlled the lives of nearly everyone, it features Detective Inspector Hackett and pathologist Malachy Quirke and his ambitious assistant in the pathology lab, David Sinclair. 308 pp. ISBN: 978-0805090925.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 71537
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  • AN ORIGIN LIKE WATER: Collected Poems 1967 - 1987. by Boland, Eavan.
    Boland, Eavan.
    AN ORIGIN LIKE WATER: Collected Poems 1967 - 1987.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Norton, (1996) dj. Hardcover first edition - Includes the poems from the first 5 collections of this Irish born writer, with some revisions bu t 'not many' according to her introduction. Index of first lines. 204 pages. ISBN: 0-393-038521.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 83594
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  • THE SWORD AND THE MIRACLE. by Bragg, Melvyn.
    Bragg, Melvyn.
    THE SWORD AND THE MIRACLE.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Random House, (1996) dj. Hardcover first edition - Epic historical novel set in AD 647 - at the dawn of Christianity in Britain and Ireland. Double page map. Author's note. 541 pp. ISBN: 0-375-500030.

    Condition: Fine in a near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 74357
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  • THE MAGDALEN MARTYRS. by Bruen, Ken.
    Bruen, Ken.
    THE MAGDALEN MARTYRS.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: St Martin's Minotaur, (2005.) dj. Hardcover first edition - The third novel in the award-winning Jack Taylor series, set in Galway Ireland. One reviewer called this series "bracing, eccentric, hard-boiled, unforgettable." 274 pp. ISBN: 0-312316453.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 61949
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  • THE GUARDS. by Bruen, Ken.
    Bruen, Ken.
    THE GUARDS.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: St Martin's, (2003.). First edition - The first Jack Taylor book, which begins after he is fired from the Garda Siochana - the Guards, Ireland's police force - "an unforgettable story that's gritty, absorbing and saturated with the rough-edged rhythms of the Galways streets. Nominated for the Edgar award, winner of the Shamus Award. 303 pp.

    Condition: Fine in glossy printed wrappers.

    Book ID: 54201
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  • THE GUARDS. by Bruen, Ken.
    Bruen, Ken.
    THE GUARDS.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: St Martin's, (2003.). First edition - The first Jack Taylor book, which begins after he is fired from the Garda Siochana - the Guards, Ireland's police force - "an unforgettable story that's gritty, absorbing and saturated with the rough-edged rhythms of the Galways streets. Nominated for the Edgar award, winner of the Shamus Award. 303 pp.

    Condition: Very good in glossy printed wrappers (crease on front cover).

    Book ID: 60672
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  • GREEN HELL: A Jack Taylor Novel. by Bruen, Ken.
    Bruen, Ken.
    GREEN HELL: A Jack Taylor Novel.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Mysterious Press, (2015) dj. Hardcover first edition - A brief novel by this award-winning writer, told in two voices: that of an American student named Born Kennedy and of Jack, who has again "hit rock bottom: one of his best friends is dead, the other has stopped speaking to him; he has given up battling his addiction to alcohol and pills; and his firing from the Irish national police, the Guards, is ancient history. . . he has taken up a vigilante case against a respected professor of literature at the University of Galway who has a violent habit his friends in high places are only too happy to ignore. And when Jack rescues a preppy American…

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    New York: Mysterious Press, (2015) dj. Hardcover first edition - A brief novel by this award-winning writer, told in two voices: that of an American student named Born Kennedy and of Jack, who has again "hit rock bottom: one of his best friends is dead, the other has stopped speaking to him; he has given up battling his addiction to alcohol and pills; and his firing from the Irish national police, the Guards, is ancient history. . . he has taken up a vigilante case against a respected professor of literature at the University of Galway who has a violent habit his friends in high places are only too happy to ignore. And when Jack rescues a preppy American student on a Rhodes Scholarship from a couple of kid thugs, he also unexpectedly gains a new sidekick, who abandons his thesis on Beckett to write a biography of Galway's most magnetic rogue" and from there things spiral into chaos. 232 pp. ISBN: 978-0802123565.

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    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 82249
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  • NELSON & THE HURUBURU BIRD. by Byrne, Mairead.
    Byrne, Mairead.
    NELSON & THE HURUBURU BIRD.

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback, not issued in hardcover.

    Bray, County Wicklow: Wild Honey Press, (2003.). First edition - A collection of poems by this Irish writer. 125 pp. ISBN: 1903090385.

    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 53898
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  • ARTEMIS FOWL: THE ARCTIC INCIDENT. by Colfer, Eoin.
    Colfer, Eoin.
    ARTEMIS FOWL: THE ARCTIC INCIDENT.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Hyperion, (2002.) dj. Hardcover first edition - The second book in this very popular - and highly praised - series. Anti-hero Artemis is a millionaire, a genius, a criminal mastermind - and only twelve years old. 277 pp. ISBN: 0-786808551.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 79749
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  • THE HABIT OF FEAR. by Davis, Dorothy Salisbury.
    Davis, Dorothy Salisbury.
    THE HABIT OF FEAR.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, (1987) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The 4th novel featuring New York newspaper columnist and part time sleuth Julie Hayes, a complex story in which Julie matures a great deal. After her husband told her that he wanted a divorce, she left their apartment in anger and confusion. When walking by a construction site she is lured to a trailer and brutally raped by two men. This crime becomes intertwined with a trip to Ireland in search of the father she never knew. Dorothy Salisbury Davis was named Grand Master by the Mystery Writers of America. INSCRIBED on the front endpaper. 278 pp. ISBN: 0-68418887.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 73247
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  • THE FOX'S WALK. by Davis-Goff, Annabel.
    Davis-Goff, Annabel.
    THE FOX'S WALK.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York Harcourt, Inc., (2003.). First edition - A portrait of an Anglo-Irish family in the midst of World War I, based very loosely on some notes in a journal which the author's mother kept, a world of great privilege but one which comes at the expense of others. The author, who now lives in the US, was born in County Waterford, the setting of this novel. 319 pp.

    Condition: Fine (a new copy.)

    Book ID: 69194
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  • THE EMERALD SEA: The Quest of Brendan the Navigator, Book Three of the Heroes of the Misty Isle. by Dengler, Sandy.
    Dengler, Sandy.
    THE EMERALD SEA: The Quest of Brendan the Navigator, Book Three of the Heroes of the Misty Isle.

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback original.

    Chicago: Moody Publishers, (1994). First edition - "Brendan has dreamed all his life of sailing to this promised land. Now his dream is coming true. But he and his fellow travelers must face the peril of the high seas, explore strange and dangerous lands, and defend themselves against terrors both physical and spiritual, before they reach their goal." 337 pp. ISBN: 0-802422950.

    Condition: Near fine.

    Book ID: 78854
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  • Dillon, Eilis
    THE SEA WALL

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 1965. dj. Hardcover first edition - Story of two young boys who are friends and must find a way of saving their homes on the island of Inisharcain off the coastof Ireland from the big wave, illustrated in black & white by W.T. Mars.

    Condition: Ex-library with very few markings, overall tight and clean in a very near fine dj.

    Book ID: 11787
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  • THE HISTORY OF THE GINGER MAN. by Donleavy, J. P.
    Donleavy, J. P.
    THE HISTORY OF THE GINGER MAN.

    Edition: First US printing.

    Boston & New York: Houghton Mifflin / Seymour Lawrence, (1994). Hardcover first edition - An account of Donleavy's struggle to create and publish the book that became a twentieth-century masterpiece: The Ginger Man. It took him 4 years to write it, and then it was rejected by 35 publishers until Maurice Girodias of the Olympia Press accepted it - only to infuriate Donleavy when he discovered that it was published as part of the often anonymous and pornographic Traveller's Companion series. Over twenty years of lawsuits followed, with Donleavy eventually prevailing, and Girodias driven into bankruptcy with the press purchased by Donleavy's wife at auction. This is "literary history combined with Donleavy's autobiography - from his childhood in the…

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    Boston & New York: Houghton Mifflin / Seymour Lawrence, (1994). Hardcover first edition - An account of Donleavy's struggle to create and publish the book that became a twentieth-century masterpiece: The Ginger Man. It took him 4 years to write it, and then it was rejected by 35 publishers until Maurice Girodias of the Olympia Press accepted it - only to infuriate Donleavy when he discovered that it was published as part of the often anonymous and pornographic Traveller's Companion series. Over twenty years of lawsuits followed, with Donleavy eventually prevailing, and Girodias driven into bankruptcy with the press purchased by Donleavy's wife at auction. This is "literary history combined with Donleavy's autobiography - from his childhood in the Bronx, education at Catholic schools, service in the U.S. Navy, and travels, to his current life as proprietor of a landed estate in the midlands of Ireland." Illustrated with photographs. 517 pp. Illustrated endpapers. ISBN: 0-395515955.

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    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket (appears unread.)

    Book ID: 76013
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  • Donleavy, J.P.
    THE DESTINIES OF DARCY DANCER, GENTLEMAN.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Delacorte / Seymour Lawrence, (1977) dj. Hardcover first edition - Novel about the coming of age of a young Irishman, the squire of Andromeda Park, a "great gray stone mansion inhabited by Crooks, the cross-eyed butler, and the sexy, aristocratic Miss Von B." 402 pp. ISBN: 0-440019036.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 80847
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  • A STAR CALLED HENRY: Volume one of The Last Roundup. by Doyle, Roddy.
    Doyle, Roddy.
    A STAR CALLED HENRY: Volume one of The Last Roundup.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: The Viking Press, (1999.) dj. Hardcover first edition - A novel about the making of an IRA terrorist by this Booker-prize winning author. 342 pp. ISBN: 0-670-887579.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 59241
    Keywords: ira, ireland, Irish writers
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  • GREETINGS TO OUR FRIENDS IN BRAZIL: One Hundred Poems. by Durcan, Paul.
    Durcan, Paul.
    GREETINGS TO OUR FRIENDS IN BRAZIL: One Hundred Poems.

    Edition: First printing.

    London: The Harvill Press, (1999) dj. Hardcover first edition - A significant collection by this Irish poet. "Durcan's must be the most capacious and generous mind in contemporary poetry: in the face of the rabid and murderous dark he finds always something or someone to celebrate." (Theo Dorgan.) 257 pp. ISBN: 1-860466079.

    Condition: Near fine in fine dust jacket (prev owner's name.)

    Book ID: 55522
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  • THE FALLING MAN by Forma, Warren
    Forma, Warren
    THE FALLING MAN

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Crowell, 1973. dj. Hardcover first edition - An unusual short novel - the story of Frank Cleary, an Irish policeman shot down in Harlem, who, as he is falling to the ground, relives not only his experiences in Harlem, but his roots in Ireland and the civil strife of the 20s. 99 pp,. ISBN: 0-690-000898.

    Condition: Fine in near fine dust jacket (a bit of toning and rubbing to the dj.)

    Book ID: 8392
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