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  • LAST RESORTS. by Boylan, Clare.
    Boylan, Clare.
    LAST RESORTS.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Summit Books, (1986) dj. Hardcover first edition - Young Irish writer's third novel, the story of a woman who takes her children each summer on a vacation to an exotic Greek island to try to capture the 'ideal life.' But this summer everything is in chaos. 248 pp. ISBN: 0-671-549987.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 78678
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  • HOLY PICTURES. by Boylan, Clare.
    Boylan, Clare.
    HOLY PICTURES.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Summit Books, (1983.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Young Irish writer's first novel, a coming of age story of two sisters, set in Dublin in 1925. 201 pp. ISBN: 0-671-467506.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket (remainder mark.)

    Book ID: 49260
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  • THE ROSE GARDEN: Short Stories. by Brennan, Maeve (1916-1993).
    Brennan, Maeve (1916-1993).
    THE ROSE GARDEN: Short Stories.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    Washington, D.C.: Counterpoint, (2000). First edition - Posthumous collection of 20 short stories by this Irish-born author, 19 originally published in The New Yorker in the 1950s and 1960s, and set in both her native Dublin and her adopted home of Manhattan. Includes 6 stories which had not previously been collected. 312 pp.

    Condition: Near fine in illustrated wrappers (a bit of rubbing to the covers).

    Book ID: 72772
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  • LONDON BOULEVARD. by Bruen, Ken.
    Bruen, Ken.
    LONDON BOULEVARD.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: St Martin's Minotaur, (2009). First edition - A "dark twist on the classic story 'Sunset Boulevard' " by this award-winning Irish writer. Basis for the 2010 independent film of the same name. 250 pp,

    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 79717
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  • THE BIG O. by Burke, Declan.
    Burke, Declan.
    THE BIG O.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Harcourt, Inc., (2007) dj. Hardcover first edition - The second crime thriller by this Irish author, but the first to be published in the US - John Connolly called this one of "the sharpest, wittiest and most unusual Irish crime novels in years." 280 pp. ISBN: 978-0015101084.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 65455
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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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  • THE RESURRECTIONISTS. by Collins, Michael.
    Collins, Michael.
    THE RESURRECTIONISTS.

    Edition: First printing.

    London: Weidenfeld & Nicolson, (2002) dj. Hardcover first edition - Award winning Irish writer's sixth book, a novel set in 1979 small town America. . . "a thriller that bubbles up from the tawdry stew of its central character's fringe existence. Frank Cassidy is a clinically depressed, all-but-impoverished New Jersey man who receives word that his uncle Ward (who raised Frank after his parents were killed) has died. Frank's reaction is telling: perhaps there's a piece of Ward's Michigan farm that has been willed to him. Traveling in a succession of stolen cars, Frank gets to his snowbound destination and finds that Ward's death is shrouded in mystery; worse, Frank is implicated in the crime." 360 pp. ISBN: 1-861591950.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket (usual toning to the pages)

    Book ID: 73937
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  • THE KEEPERS OF TRUTH. by Collins, Michael.
    Collins, Michael.
    THE KEEPERS OF TRUTH.

    Edition: First printing.

    London: Phoenix House / Weidenfeld & Nicolson, (2000) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Award winning Irish writer's fifh book, a novel set in 1980s obsessed by a murder. "Truth" is the name of the moribund local newspaper. SIGNED on the title page. 297 pp. ISBN: 1-861591780.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 79576
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  • LOST SOULS. by Collins, Michael.
    Collins, Michael.
    LOST SOULS.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: The Viking Press, (2004.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Novel of psychological suspense set in a small midwestern town by this Irish-born writer, a portrait of a town in decline and its leaders desperate to hold it together. Anthony Bourdain calls this a "mesmerizing... near gothic horror." 260 pp. ISBN: 0-670-033286.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 49162
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  • DARK HOLLOW. by Connolly, John.
    Connolly, John.
    DARK HOLLOW.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Simon & Schuster, (2000.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - His second novel, featuring former NYPD detective Charlie "Bird" Parker who has returned to his hometown in Maine after the vicious killing of his wife. The first novel was the winner of the Shamus Award for best first PI novel. SIGNED on title page. 441 pp. ISBN: 0-684-857146.

    Condition: Near fine in a near fine dustjacket (top of spine slightly pushed in.)

    Book ID: 64161
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  • Donoghue, Emma
    STIR-FRY

    Edition: Uncorrected proof.

    New York: HarperCollins, 1994. First edition - Irish playwright's first novel, a Lesbian coming of age story.

    Condition: Very good+ in printed green wrappers.

    Book ID: 19035
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  • BRILLIANT. by Doyle, Roddy.
    Doyle, Roddy.
    BRILLIANT.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Amulet Books / Abrams, (2015) dj. Hardcover first edition - A book for children by this Booker award-winning novelist and illustrated by Emily Hughes. "The Black Dog of Depression has descended over the adults of Dublin. Uncles are losing their businesses, dads wont get out of bed, mothers no longer smile at their children. Siblings Raymond and Gloria have had enough and set out one night with one goal in mind: to stop the Black Dog, whatever it takes. In a chase through the streets and parks and beaches of Dublin, the children run after the Black Dog, and soon dozens, then hundreds, then thousands of kids join in their fight. They discover they have one weapon…

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    New York: Amulet Books / Abrams, (2015) dj. Hardcover first edition - A book for children by this Booker award-winning novelist and illustrated by Emily Hughes. "The Black Dog of Depression has descended over the adults of Dublin. Uncles are losing their businesses, dads wont get out of bed, mothers no longer smile at their children. Siblings Raymond and Gloria have had enough and set out one night with one goal in mind: to stop the Black Dog, whatever it takes. In a chase through the streets and parks and beaches of Dublin, the children run after the Black Dog, and soon dozens, then hundreds, then thousands of kids join in their fight. They discover they have one weapon against the Black Dog. The weapon is a word: 'brilliant'." 183 pp. ISBN: 978-1419714795.

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    Condition: Fine in a very near fine dust jacket (a new copy, but with a small peeled spot on back cover of dj from sticker removal.)

    Book ID: 77603
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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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  • Gallagher, Brian.
    THE FENG-SHUI JUNKIE.

    Edition: First printing.

    London: Orion, (2000.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Irish author's first book, a witty novel of a woman's determination to get revenge on her cheating husband. ISBN: 0-75282-550x.

    Condition: Near fine in a dust jacket (initials on front endpaper, hintof spine slant, promo sticker on dj.)

    Book ID: 30267
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  • WINTERLAND. by Glynn, Alan.
    Glynn, Alan.
    WINTERLAND.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: St Martin's Minotaur, (2010.) dj. Hardcover first edition - The second novel by this Irish writer -"about power, lies and the corrupting influence of money. . . the dark and clandestine underside of globalization." Cover praise from such diverse writers as John Connolly, George Pelecanos, Ken Bruen, Val McDermid and more. 311 pp. ISBN: 9780312539221.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket (a new copy.)

    Book ID: 57890
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  • REWIND. by Howard, Catherine Ryan.
    Howard, Catherine Ryan.
    REWIND.

    Edition: First US printing.

    Ashland, OR: Blackstone Publishing, (2019) dj. Hardcover first edition - Irish author's third thriller (her second novel was a finalist for the Edgar), a story of a murder caught on a hidden - and illicit - camera in a motel room. 259 pp. ISBN: 978-1538519707.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket (a new copy.)

    Book ID: 76982
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  • MacLaverty, Bernard
    SECRETS AND OTHER STORIES

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Viking, 1984. dj. Hardcover first edition - Irish author's first collection of short stories.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 7542
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  • DARLING KATE: And Other Poems. by McCarthy, Sean (1923-1990.)
    McCarthy, Sean (1923-1990.)
    DARLING KATE: And Other Poems.

    Edition: First printing, a slightly oversized trade paperback.

    Tralee: Anvil Books, (1972) dj. SIGNED first edition - A collection of ballads by this Irish poet. INSCRIBED on the half title page in both English and Gaelic, "For Mary McGrath {herself} who threw her welcome shadow on our doorstep..." A prolific song writer and poet, his life and work is celebrated at a festival which is held each year in his hometown of Listowel in County Kerry. 32 pp.

    Condition: Very near fine in glossy illustrated wrappers in a very good+ dustjacket (a few corners dog-eared, some rubbing and minor wear to dustjacket).

    Book ID: 54618
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  • POISONED LANDS: And Other Poems. by Montague, John.
    Montague, John.
    POISONED LANDS: And Other Poems.

    Edition: First US printing.

    Philadelphia: Dufour Editions, 1963. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Irish writer's first major collection of poetry - a selection from 10 years worth of work. Includes a few notes by Montague where 'the Irish references might be particularly unfamiliar.' SIGNED on the front endpaper. 59 pp.

    Condition: Very near fine in a very good dust jacket. (one line underlined, some age toning and light edgewear to the dj.) Very hard to find in the first edition, and especially so signed.

    Book ID: 55278
    Keywords: irish writer, Poetry
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  • THE RESCUE. by O'Brien, Edna.
    O'Brien, Edna.
    THE RESCUE.

    Edition: First printing.

    London: Hodder & Stoughton, (1983). SIGNED hardcover first edition - The third children's book by this Irish writer, one which returns "to the delightful world of Tim, the little boy whose friendship with Mattie, the mouse the magic dazzle, leads him into fantastic adventures. This time it is Mattie himself who is in mortal danger, and even with the help of a new friends, Minerva, Tim fears that all is lost." SIGNED by O'Brien on the title page, and uncommon thus. Illustrated by Peter Stevenson. Large format. 44 pp. ISBN: 0-340338962.

    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated boards.

    Book ID: 73122
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  • Plunkett, James.
    STRUMPET CITY.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Delacorte, 1969. dj. Hardcover first edition - Author's first novel (his second book, preceded by a collection of short stories), an epic story of Dublin in the years between 1907-1914, a novel which he spent over ten years writing. 533 pp. Dust jacket design and illustrations by Paul Bacon.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 21489
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  • STRUMPET CITY. by Plunkett, James.
    Plunkett, James.
    STRUMPET CITY.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Delacorte, 1969. dj. Hardcover first edition - Author's first novel (his second book, preceded by a collection of short stories), an epic story of Dublin in the years between 1907-1914, a novel which he spent over ten years writing. 533 pp. Dust jacket design and illustrations by Paul Bacon.

    Condition: Very good in very good dust jacket. (small chips at top of dj spine.)

    Book ID: 54408
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  • Ronan, Frank
    THE MEN WHO LOVED EVELYN COTTON

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Pantheon, (1989.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Irish writer's first novel, highly praised upon its' original publication in the UK.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 8979
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  • Ronan, Frank
    THE MEN WHO LOVED EVELYN COTTON

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Pantheon, (1989.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Irish writer's first novel, highly praised upon its' original publication in the UK.

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

    Book ID: 9005
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  • Ronan, Frank
    THE MEN WHO LOVED EVELYN COTTON

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Pantheon, (1989.). First edition - Irish writer's first novel, highly praised upon its' original publication in the UK.

    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 9006
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  • THE STORY OF THE NIGHT. by Toibin, Colm.
    Toibin, Colm.
    THE STORY OF THE NIGHT.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Henry Holt and Company, (1997) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Set in Argentina, in the time of the generals, this is both a suspense novel and a love story. Richard Garay is enabled by Falklands War to discard the "Britishness "he inherited from his mother and to take chances, both sexual and professional. 224 pp. ISBN: 0-8050-52119.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 59903
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  • Trevor, William.
    JULIET'S STORY.

    Edition: 3rd printing.

    New York: Simon & Schuster, 1994. dj. Hardcover - The first book for children by this prize-winning Irish novelist. ISBN: 0-671-87442x.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket (as new.)

    Book ID: 20509
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