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  • THE SPHERE OF BIRDS. by Berry, Ciaran.
    Berry, Ciaran.
    THE SPHERE OF BIRDS.

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback original.

    Carbondale, IL: Southern Illinois University Press, (2008). First edition - Irish author's first collection of poetry, which "effortlessly moves back and forth between here and there, then and now, the personal and the historic, the modern and the mythic." Winner of the Open Competition Award in the Crab Orchard Series in Poetry. Notes. 75 pp. ISBN: 9780809328383.

    Condition: Very near fine in glossy illustrated wrappers (upper corner just slightly bumped, appears unread).

    Book ID: 64886
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  • ARTEMIS FOWL: THE ARCTIC INCIDENT. by Colfer, Eoin.
    Colfer, Eoin.
    ARTEMIS FOWL: THE ARCTIC INCIDENT.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Hyperion, (2002.) dj. SIGNED 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. SIGNED on the title page. 277 pp. ISBN: 0-786808551.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 79749
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  • ARTEMIS FOWL: THE TIME PARADOX. by Colfer, Eoin.
    Colfer, Eoin.
    ARTEMIS FOWL: THE TIME PARADOX.

    Edition: Uncorrected proof (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Hyperion, (2008.). SIGNED first edition - The sixth 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. SIGNED on the title page. With a planned first printing of 750.000 copies, this advance issue is much less common than the trade edition, and especially so signed. 391 pp.

    Condition: Fine in printed gray wrappers.

    Book ID: 55811
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  • ARTEMIS FOWL: THE ATLANTIS COMPLEX. by Colfer, Eoin.
    Colfer, Eoin.
    ARTEMIS FOWL: THE ATLANTIS COMPLEX.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Disney - Hyperion, (2010) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The seventh 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. SIGNED on the title page. 357 pp. ISBN: 0-786852895.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 75855
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  • THE WISH LIST by Colfer, Eoin.
    Colfer, Eoin.
    THE WISH LIST

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Hyperion, (2003) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A stand-alone novel by the author of the Artemis Fowl series. The story of a young girl's last chance to redeem herself. SIGNED on the title page. 252 pp. ISBN: 0-786-818638.

    Condition: Fine in near fine dust jacket (price-clipped)

    Book ID: 60371
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  • THE WHITE ROAD. by Connolly, John.
    Connolly, John.
    THE WHITE ROAD.

    Edition: First printing.

    London: Hodder & Stoughton, (2002) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The fourth thriller by this Irish author. Detective Charlie Parker is finding some measure of peace in his Maine farmhouse, when an old friend in South Carolina who is defending a young black man accused of raping and murdering his white girl friend calls for his help. SIGNED on the title page. 410 pp. Illustrated endpapers. ISBN: 0-340821183.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket (light toning)

    Book ID: 89125
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  • THE REAPERS. by Connolly, John.
    Connolly, John.
    THE REAPERS.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Atria, (2008) dj. Hardcover first edition - The eighth thriller by this award-winning Irish author featuring ex-police detective Charlie Parker. 351 pp.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 64127
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  • THE REAPERS. by Connolly, John.
    Connolly, John.
    THE REAPERS.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Atria, (2008). SIGNED first edition - The eighth thriller by this award-winning Irish author featuring ex-police detective Charlie Parker.. SIGNED on the title page. 465 pp.

    Condition: Near fine in illustrated wrappers (some light toning to the pages).

    Book ID: 64061
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  • THE WHITE ROAD. by Connolly, John.
    Connolly, John.
    THE WHITE ROAD.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Atria, (2003). SIGNED first edition - The fourth thriller by this Irish author. Detective Charlie Parker is finding some measure of peace in his Maine farmhouse, when an old friend in South Carolina who is defending a young black man accused of raping and murdering his white girl friend calls for his help. SIGNED on the title page. 390 pp.

    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 62449
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  • THE WHITE ROAD. by Connolly, John.
    Connolly, John.
    THE WHITE ROAD.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Atria, (2003) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The fourth thriller by this Irish author. Detective Charlie Parker is finding some measure of peace in his Maine farmhouse, when an old friend in South Carolina who is defending a young black man accused of raping and murdering his white girl friend calls for his help. SIGNED on the title page. 390 pp. ISBN: 978-0743456388.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 62448
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  • LIFE MASK. by Donoghue, Emma.
    Donoghue, Emma.
    LIFE MASK.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Harcourt, Inc., (2004.). First edition - Epic historical novel by this Irish-born writer based on the lives of three eighteenth-century Londoners in a portrait of a world on the brink of revolution - a young widowed sculptress, an actress and Lord Derby, inventor of the horse race that bears his name - and on the rumors of a scandalous love triangle. Author's note and list of dramatis personae. 650 pp.

    Condition: Near fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 53929
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  • LIFE MASK. by Donoghue, Emma.
    Donoghue, Emma.
    LIFE MASK.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Harcourt, Inc., (2004.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Epic historical novel by this Irish-born writer based on the lives of three eighteenth-century Londoners in a portrait of a world on the brink of revolution - a young widowed sculptress, an actress and Lord Derby, inventor of the horse race that bears his name - and on the rumors of a scandalous love triangle. Author's note and list of dramatis personae. 650 pp. ISBN: 0-151009430.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 37493
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  • THE WOMAN WHO WALKED INTO DOORS by Doyle, Roddy
    Doyle, Roddy
    THE WOMAN WHO WALKED INTO DOORS

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Viking, (1996) dj. Hardcover first edition - Powerful novel of a woman struggling to regain her identity after being married to an abusive husband. Doyle won the Booker prize for his earlier novel "Paddy Clarke, Ha, Ha, Ha." 226 pp. ISBN: 0-670-867756.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 69794
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  • A SNAIL IN MY PRIME: New and Selected Poems. by Durcan, Paul.
    Durcan, Paul.
    A SNAIL IN MY PRIME: New and Selected Poems.

    Edition: First US printing, a trade paperback.

    New York: Penguin, (1995). First edition - A collection which contains this Irish award-winning poet's own selection from his work - a number of new poems as well as poems from "Endsville", "Teresa's Bar", "The Berlin Wall Cafe", and "Going Home to Russia". His poems are satirical, celebratory, and very accessible. A title in the Penguin Poets series. Glossary. 271 pp. ISBN: 0-140587209.

    Condition: Very near fine in illustrated wrappers (some light toning to the pages).

    Book ID: 69170
    Keywords: irish author, Poetry
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  • CARRY ME DOWN. by Hyland, M. J.
    Hyland, M. J.
    CARRY ME DOWN.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Cannongate, (2006) dj. Hardcover first edition - Second novel by this award-winning young writer - the story of a twelve year old boy's obsessive and dangerous desire to see the truth. Coetze called this 'both sympathetic and disturbing, . . rich in understated humor' and Ali Smith described it as 'a work of discreet brilliance.' Shortlisted for the Man-Booker Award. 334 pp. ISBN: 1841957402.

    Condition: Very near fine in a near fine dustjacket (price-clipped).

    Book ID: 58010
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  • TRANSATLANTIC: A Novel. by McCann, Colum.
    McCann, Colum.
    TRANSATLANTIC: A Novel.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Random House, (2013) dj. Hardcover first edition - Historical novel by this Irish author, one which spans the Atlantic and covers more than 150 years, telling stories tied together by several women, descendants of an Irish serving girl in the house of a publisher when Frederick Douglass was touring Ireland in 1845 and 1846. It also tells the story of two aviators - Jack Alcock and Arthur Brown - who flew from Newfoundland to Ireland in 1919, in the first nonstop flight across the Atlantic Ocean, placing their trust in a modified bomber to heal the wounds of the Great War and of George Mitchell, Irish-American-Lebanese senator, who shepherded the peace talks in 1998. Long listed for…

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    New York: Random House, (2013) dj. Hardcover first edition - Historical novel by this Irish author, one which spans the Atlantic and covers more than 150 years, telling stories tied together by several women, descendants of an Irish serving girl in the house of a publisher when Frederick Douglass was touring Ireland in 1845 and 1846. It also tells the story of two aviators - Jack Alcock and Arthur Brown - who flew from Newfoundland to Ireland in 1919, in the first nonstop flight across the Atlantic Ocean, placing their trust in a modified bomber to heal the wounds of the Great War and of George Mitchell, Irish-American-Lebanese senator, who shepherded the peace talks in 1998. Long listed for the Booker, named one of the best books of the year by Kirkus. 304 pp. ISBN: 978-1400069590.

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    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket (remainder dot)

    Book ID: 69168
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  • TRANSATLANTIC: A Novel. by McCann, Colum.
    McCann, Colum.
    TRANSATLANTIC: A Novel.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Random House, (2013) dj. Hardcover first edition - Historical novel by this Irish author, one which spans the Atlantic and covers more than 150 years, telling stories tied together by several women, descendants of an Irish serving girl in the house of a publisher when Frederick Douglass was touring Ireland in 1845 and 1846. It also tells the story of two aviators - Jack Alcock and Arthur Brown - who flew from Newfoundland to Ireland in 1919, in the first nonstop flight across the Atlantic Ocean, placing their trust in a modified bomber to heal the wounds of the Great War and of George Mitchell, Irish-American-Lebanese senator, who shepherded the peace talks in 1998. Long listed for…

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    New York: Random House, (2013) dj. Hardcover first edition - Historical novel by this Irish author, one which spans the Atlantic and covers more than 150 years, telling stories tied together by several women, descendants of an Irish serving girl in the house of a publisher when Frederick Douglass was touring Ireland in 1845 and 1846. It also tells the story of two aviators - Jack Alcock and Arthur Brown - who flew from Newfoundland to Ireland in 1919, in the first nonstop flight across the Atlantic Ocean, placing their trust in a modified bomber to heal the wounds of the Great War and of George Mitchell, Irish-American-Lebanese senator, who shepherded the peace talks in 1998. Long listed for the Booker, named one of the best books of the year by Kirkus. 304 pp. ISBN: 978-1400069590.

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    Condition: Good in good dust jacket (corners slightly bumped, overall reading wear)

    Book ID: 71586
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  • THE MANGAN INHERITANCE. by Moore, Brian (1929-1999)
    Moore, Brian (1929-1999)
    THE MANGAN INHERITANCE.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, (1979) dj. Hardcover first edition - A novel by this award-winning writer, born in Northern Ireland, who emigrated to Canada and eventually settled in California. When his marriage to a successful actress ends in failure, Jamie Mangan, "an unsuccessful poet and sometime journalist, discovers that he may be descended from James Clarence Mangan, a drink and drug-taking bohemian Irish poet of a century and a half ago, and sets out to investigate his ancestry." 336 pp. ISBN: 0-374201943.

    Condition: Near fine in very good dust jacket (short closed tear to lower edge of front cover, creasing to front flap of dj)

    Book ID: 84063
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  • THE MANGAN INHERITANCE. by Moore, Brian (1929-1999)
    Moore, Brian (1929-1999)
    THE MANGAN INHERITANCE.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, (1979) dj. Hardcover first edition - A novel by this award-winning writer, born in Northern Ireland, who emigrated to Canada and eventually settled in California. When his marriage to a successful actress ends in failure, Jamie Mangan, "an unsuccessful poet and sometime journalist, discovers that he may be descended from James Clarence Mangan, a drink and drug-taking bohemian Irish poet of a century and a half ago, and sets out to investigate his ancestry." 336 pp. ISBN: 0-374201943.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket (remainder dot, creasing to front flap of dj)

    Book ID: 88372
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