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An Autumn in Italy

By O'Faolain, Sean

New York: Devin-Adair, 1953. Near Fine in a Very Good dustjacket. Bound in full red cloth. Both the spine and the front panel are stamped in blue. Red topstain. 207pps., plus 16 full-page photographs. There is mild rubbing to the spine-ends and a small scratch (1/4") in the cloth, otherwise clean, tight, square, and bright. All tips are sharp. The text is immaculate; no reading wear and no previous ownership markings. The dustjacket, glossy in a mylar sleeve, has a spine that is slightly sunfaded, light wear at the extremites, and a 1" tear at the top of the front panel; the original price is intact.<br><br><b><font color=#003366> "...O'Faolain takes you to Sicily and to the enchanting countyside that became so familiar to our armed forces during the [Second World] war. Whether at Naples, Capri, Palermo or Calabria, O'Faolain's originality of observation and powers of description are a delight as well as a constant literary treat. Through ancient cities and along more ancient shores...up mountains, into vineyards, cathedrals, slums, and palaces -- while one encounters the teeming populace on all sides -- 'those gay, ruthless, amoral, life-loving, cynical, kindly, and incredibly patient people who swarm on top of one another behind the coral-and-ivory facade that glitters so alluringly and deceptively in the azure sea'..."</b></font><br><br> Purchase with confidence: all books, gradings, and descriptions are rendered the care of a genuine bibliophile. Satisfaction guaranteed or all costs you've incurred will be refunded. Thanks for your interest in Nooks Of Books. . First Edition. Cloth.

$25.00

Early Christian Ireland (The Sources of History: Studies in the Uses of Historical Evidence)

By Hughes, Kathleen

Ithaca, New York: Cornell University Press, 1972. In Near Fine condition. Bound in full gray cloth. The spine is stamped in gilt. Octavo. 320pps. No dustjacket. The original owner's blindstamp is impressed at the bottom of the title page. Also the edges of the boards are vaguely faded. Otherwise clean, bright, square and soundly bound. All tips are sharp. A very nice copy.<br><br> Purchase with confidence: all books, gradings, and descriptions are rendered the care of a genuine bibliophile. Satisfaction guaranteed or all costs you've incurred will be promptly refunded. Thanks for your interest in Nooks Of Books.. First Edition. Cloth.

$30.00

Athena

By Banville, John

London, United Kingdom: Secker & Warburg, 1995. [1995]. Fine in a Fine dustjacket. Black boards. The spine is stamped in gilt. Octavo. Sage-green endpapers. 233pps. First Printing. The pages are lightly tanned due to the acid content of the stock, otherwise clean and tight with a square binding. All tips are sharp. No apparent reading wear and no previous ownership markings. The dustjacket, glossy in a mylar sleeve, is very mildly rubbed; the original U.K. price (15.99) is intact. SIGNED by the author -- without further inscription -- on the title-page. An excellent, collector's-quality copy.<br><br><b><font color+#003366> "He is a man with a hidden, complicated past -- some of it perhaps unspeakably violent, much of it spent in thrall to an almost slavish fascination with seventeenth-century Flemish art. Now he is lured, unknowing, into a scheme to authenticate a set of suspect paintings, and -- as if in payment for his work, as if from out of the paintings themselves -- a mysterious woman emerges into his life and merges with it. She seems to him to come alive only under his gaze. The mix of detachment and passion that fuels her reminds him of, and then gradually taps into, his own darkest impulses. And as their affair grows more dangerous and compulsive, he begins to sense that it is being mirrored, perhaps even prefigured, in the paintings themselves. Yet nothing forewarns him of the moment when the forgery scheme will be brought to light and its unexpected, crushing ramifications abruptly revealed."<br><br></b></font> Purchase with confidence: all books, gradings, and descriptions are rendered the care of a genuine bibliophile. Satisfaction guaranteed or all costs you've incurred will be promptly refunded. Thanks for your interest in Nooks Of Books. To assist with your decision, photos can be emailed upon request. 41-A. SIGNED by the Author. First Edition. Hard Cover.

$200.00

Mefisto : A Novel

By Banville, John

Boston: David R Godine Pub, 1989. [1989]. Fine in a Fine dustjacket. Gray boards quarterbound in black cloth. The spine is stamped in gilt. Octavo. 234pps. An excellent, collector's-quality copy: clean, tight, square, and bright. All tips are sharp. The textblock is immaculate; absolutely no reading wear and no previous ownership markings. The dustjacket, glossy in a mylar sleeve, is as new; the original price (17.95) is intact. SIGNED by the author -- without further inscription -- on the title-page. This is a Review Copy, and the publisher's review slip has been laid in.<br><br><b><font color=#003366> "A work of dazzling imagination, Mefisto assesses the price any true scientist or artist must pay to pursue his calling, and the cost the choice extracts from our mortal humanity and our ability to live fully."<br><br></b></font> Purchase with confidence: all books, gradings, and descriptions are rendered the care of a genuine bibliophile. Satisfaction guaranteed or all costs you've incurred will be promptly refunded. Thanks for your interest in Nooks Of Books. To assist with your decision, photos can be emailed upon request. 41-A.. SIGNED by the Author. First U. S. Edition. Hard Cover.

$150.00

Angela's Ashes : A Memoir
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Angela's Ashes : A Memoir

By McCourt, Frank

New York, NY, U.S.A.: Scribner's, 1996. [1996]. Uncorrected Proof. In Near Fine condition. Bound in glossy, pictorial wraps, trade-sized (pb). 358pps. There is a slight bump to the lower rear tip, otherwise as new: clean, tight, and bright. The text is immaculate; no apparent reading wear and no previous ownership markings. SIGNED by the author -- without further inscription -- on the title-page. An excellent, pre-publication, collector's-quality copy of this highly-regarded memoir: winner of both the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Critics Circle Award. ".'Angela's Ashes' is Frank McCourt's sad, funny, bittersweet memoir of growing up in New York in the 30s and in Ireland in the 40s. It is a story of extreme hardship and suffering, in Brooklyn tenements and Limerick slums -- too many children, too little money, his mother Angela barely coping as his father Malachy's drinking bouts constantly brought the family to the brink of disaster. It is a story of courage and survival against apparently overwhelming odds." Purchase with confidence: all books, gradings, and descriptions are rendered the care of a genuine bibliophile. Satisfaction guaranteed or all costs you've incurred will be promptly refunded. Thanks for your interest in Nooks Of Books. To assist with your decision, photos can be emailed upon request.. SIGNED by the Author. First Edition. Original Wraps. Advance Reading Copy (ARC).

$350.00

Selected Poems

By Gogarty, Oliver St. John

New York: Macmillan, 1933. In Very Good+ condition. Bound in full brown cloth. Both the spine and the front panel are stamped in gilt. Octavo. [xxxvi] + 177pps. No dustjacket. There is light wear to the spine-ends and a tidy gift-inscription is penned on the ffep. Otherwise clean, tight, and bright. With Forewords by A. E. (George Russell) and Horace Reynolds.<br><br> Purchase with confidence: all books, gradings, and descriptions are rendered the care of a genuine bibliophile. Satisfaction guaranteed or all costs you've incurred will be promptly refunded. Thanks for your interest in Nooks Of Books.. First Edition. Hardcover.

$40.00

Going Native

By Gogarty, Oliver St. John

New York: Duell, Sloan and Pearce, 1940. Fine in a Very Good dustjacket. Bound in full blue buckram. Both the spine and the front panel are stamped in gilt. Octavo. 294pps. Second printing. An excellent copy: clean, tight, square, and bright. All tips are sharp. No previous ownership markings. The colorful, price-clipped dustjacket, glossy in a mylar sleeve, has light wear at the extremities and a 2" scratch on the rear panel. ".Ouseley, the hero of this tale of an Irishman going native amongst the queer English, was advised by William Butler Yeats to leave Ireland and try the taste of civilization on that other island. Ouseley therefore sets forth and bravely makes the round of England -- house parties, vicars, peers, pubs, and poetry. He discovers many things -- for example, that in Belgrave Square you don't pour by the glass, you take your bottle by the neck and retire to a table; and that Scotland Yard is largely the invention of Edgar Wallace, who turned it into a kind of clubhouse for pipe-smokers. The irrepressible Dr. Gogarty has written a very serious kind of light-hearted book -- the critique of a way of life and a civilization -- a book which will probably cause a good many Englishmen to wish him quietly back to Dublin." Purchase with confidence: all books, gradings, and descriptions are rendered the care of a genuine bibliophile. Satisfaction guaranteed or all costs you've incurred will be promptly refunded. Thanks for your interest in Nooks Of Books.. Cloth.

$30.00

The Flying Swans
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The Flying Swans

By Colum, Padraic

New York: Crown. [1957]. Near Fine in a Very Good dustjacket. Bound in full blue cloth. Both the spine and the front panel are stamped in gilt. Octavo. 538pps. There is mild rubbing and fading to the edges of the cloth, otherwise clean, tight, square, and bright. The text is immaculate; no apparent reading wear and no previous ownership markings. The dustjacket, glossy in a new mylar sleeve, has a slightly sunned spine, quite shallow chipping at the spine-ends, and a 1" closed tear at the upper front tip; the original price is intact. "...With the publication of 'The Flying Swans' -- a book over ten years in preparation -- Padraic Colum has completed the most important work of his long and distinguished literary career. Out of a lifetime of experience as a poet, dramatist, folklorist, Mr. Colum has produced a novel of haunting beauty and rare dimension. 'The Flying Swans' takes for its story the boyhood and early manhood of Ulick O'Rehill. It is also the story of Ulick's family: his father, Robert O'Rehill, a troubled, dream-driven man who gave up his claim to the Moylough fortune to marry Saba, the herdsman's daughter; Saba herself with the compassion and dignity of simple people; Ulick's younger brother, Breasal, who was denied the right of every son -- a father's name. The book's powerful theme is an eternal quest: a boy's need to find himself, to reconcile himself with his heritage and to achieve manhood. Primarily, Padraic Colum is a poet, and to read his writing is to hear the impressive cadence of the Irish tongue. Through it Mr. Colum reveals his sense of the majesty and humility of life wherever it is lived -- in the stillness of an Irish village or in the busy corners of the world today..." Purchase with confidence: all books, gradings, and descriptions are rendered the care of a genuine bibliophile. Satisfaction guaranteed or all costs you've incurred will be promptly refunded. Thanks for your interest in Nooks Of Books. . First Edition. PADRAIC COLUM THE FLYING SWANS FIRST EDITIONS IRISH FICTION LITERATURE AUTHORS POETS DRAMATISTS ULICK O REHILL COMING OF AGE IRELAND 1950S DOOARD. Catalogs: Irish Literature and Heritage.

$50.00

The Feast of Lupercal

By Moore, Brian

Boston: Atlantic / Little, Brown, 1957. (1957). Near Fine in a Very Good dustjacket. Bound in black cloth with a yellow cloth backstrip. The spine is stamped in black. Octavo. 246pps. Stated First Edition. There is mild bumping to the lower tips and the spine-ends and there are a few faint specks atop the textblock, otherwise clean, tight, square, and bright. No previous ownership markings. The dustjacket, glossy in a mylar sleeve, is rubbed -- particularly along the folds -- and has modest wear with attendant creasing at the extremities; there is very little of the usual fading of the spine. The original price is intact. A nice copy of the author's second novel. ".'The Feast of Lupercal,' set in contemporary Belfast, is an exciting, readable, and profoundly moving narrative of human love and human inadequacy. Diarmuid Devine was a guilty prisoner of his own emotions and yearnings. At thirty-seven, settled in his ways, painfully shy and inhibited, he met a young girl who seemed to like him. Una Clarke, niece of a fellow instructor at a Catholic boys' school in Belfast, was warm, honest, and impulsive. But hadn't Dev heard that she was a Protestant, 'fast,' that she had been involved with a married man in Dublin? Yet Dev felt a door had opened for him. Una helped him: she asked if she might join his drama group, and Dev gratefully arranged it. In fact, he privately coached her after the others had gone, and his admiration for Una grew into something deeper. But, as it did so, and as Una and Dev were seen together more frequently, cruel gossip began to spread. Dev's fear of 'talk' led him into one agonizing mistake after another. The Feast of Lupercal was an expiatory Roman festival, celebrating the god of fertility. Although many will find in this novel an indictment of the sterility of life in Ireland, it is the figure of Diarmuid Devine that will evoke in most readers a deep human response. Brian Moore's profound compassion and his masterly style in storytelling show us, through the tragicomic figure of Dev, how much warmth and love the world can offer us -- if we are only brave enough to accept." Purchase with confidence: all books, gradings, and descriptions are rendered the care of a genuine bibliophile. Satisfaction guaranteed or all costs you've incurred will be promptly refunded. Thanks for your interest in Nooks Of Books.. First Edition. Cloth.

$75.00

A Fair Stream of Silver : Love Tales From Celtic Lore Collected and Retold

By Moray, Ann

New York: Morrow, 1965. Very Good in a Very Good dustjacket. Mustard-yellow boards quarterbound in green cloth. The spine is stamped in silver and gilt; the front panel in silver. Octavo. Green endpapers. [xv] + 206pps. There are modest touches of dustspotting to the cloth and to the page-edges. There is also a slight lean to the spine. Otherwise clean, bright, and soundly bound. The price-clipped dustjacket, glossy in a new mylar sleeve, has rubbing wear along the folds and shallow chipping at the tips and spine-ends. A nice copy of the author's second book.<br><br><b><font color=#003366> "Drawing upon the rich source of Celtic lore, Ann Moray has lyrically recreated eleven love stories from ancient Irish manuscripts and from fragments, tales and ballads found in Scotland, the Hebridean Isles, the Shetland Isles, Wales and Brittany. The fairy imagery and awareness in these time-honored tales has nothing of the 'twilight' quality so often, and erroneously, associated with Celtic literature. Rather, this Fairy Realm, or Otherworld is peopled by beings who know desire, who fight valiantly, honor friendship, have a deep sensibility to beauty in humans and nature, and who, although they are incapable of telling a lie, are not above using their powers to get their way with mortals. These people of the Fairy Mounds 'know neither old age nor death in the Land that rejoices the heart of everyone who wanders therein.' Under the skillful guidance of Ann Moray, it is a magical Land to discover and to return to for many hours of wonder and delight."</b></font><br><br> Purchase with confidence: all books, gradings, and descriptions are rendered the care of a genuine bibliophile. Satisfaction guaranteed or all costs you've incurred will be promptly refunded. Thanks for your interest in Nooks Of Books.. First Edition. Hardcover.

$50.00

The Divine Vision (and other poems)
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The Divine Vision (and other poems)

By A. E. (Russell, George William)

New York: Macmillan, 1904. In Very Good condition. Bound in full sky-blue cloth. Both the spine and the front panel are stamped in gilt. Duodecimo. Top-edge gilt. 123pps. First printing: January, 1904. No dustjacket. There is modest rubbing wear and bumping to the tips and the spine-ends and a couple of very faint smudges to the cloth. Otherwise clean, bright, and soundly bound. No previous ownership markings. A nice copy of the scarce third book of poems by the Irish nationalist, mystic, and associate of Yeats. Purchase with confidence: all books, gradings, and descriptions are rendered the care of a genuine bibliophile. Satisfaction guaranteed or all costs you've incurred will be promptly refunded. Thanks for your interest in Nooks Of Books. To assist with your decision, photos can be emailed upon request.. First Edition. GEORGE WILLIAM RUSSELL A E THE DIVINE VISION FIRST EDITIONS POETRY IRISH POETS VERSE IRELAND NATIONALISTS REVOLUTIONARIES GAELIC RENAISSANCE ABBEY THEATER ARTS SIDHE CHILDREN OF LIR CONNEMARA MYTH LEGEND FAIRIES FAIRYTALES CELTIC CELT LITERATURE LITERARY. Catalogs: Poetry, Irish Literature and Heritage.

$200.00

The Past

By Jordan, Neil

New York, NY, U.S.A.: George Braziller Incorporated, 1980. Fine in a Near Fine dustjacket. Seafoam-green boards. The spine is stamped in black. Gray topstain. Octavo. 232pps. There is very mild rubbing to the spine-ends, otherwise clean, tight, square, and bright. All tips are sharp. The text is immaculate; no apparent reading wear and no previous ownership markings. The dustjacket, glossy in a new mylar sleeve, has a 1" fully closed tear at the top of the front panel; no chips, soiling, or (other) tears. The original price is intact. An excellent copy of the Irish author's first novel, following a collection of short stories. ".In this tale of a young man's quest for the truth of his identity, static moments of private lives are projected through history and coalesce in a film-like narrative that reconstructs the lives of a society and the individuals who were formed by it. Picture postcards bearing scrawled messages, yellowed photograph albums and the rambling remembrances of an elderly woman are the tools with which the narrator must reconstruct his past and discover the roots of self. As he unravels three generations of ancestors, a compelling saga of intermingled lives and undifferentiated passions unfolds." Purchase with confidence: all books, gradings, and descriptions are rendered the care of a genuine bibliophile. Satisfaction guaranteed or all costs you've incurred will be refunded. Thanks for your interest in Nooks Of Books.. First U. S. Edition. Hard Cover.

$50.00

Penelope's Irish Experiences

By Wiggin, Kate Douglas

Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1901. Near Fine in the publisher's decorative green cloth. Both the spine and the front board are stamped in black (shamrocks) and gilt (still brilliant). 329pps. No dustjacket. There is very mild rubbing to the spine-ends and a plastic bar-code label affixed to the rear pastedown. Otherwise clean and bright. The binding is square and sound; both hinges are fine. An excellent copy of a book by the writer perhaps better known for 'Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm' (1903). SIGNED and inscribed by the author ('Never forget that your mother was a McGrill!') on a card affixed to the ffep. Purchase with confidence: all books, gradings, and descriptions are rendered the care of a genuine bibliophile. Money back guarantee. Thanks for your interest in Nooks Of Books. To assist with your decision, photos can be emailed upon request.. SIGNED by the Author. First Edition. Decorative Cloth. KATE DOUGLAS WIGGIN PENELOPE'S IRISH EXPERIENCES FIRST EDITIONS AMERICAN FICTION LITERATURE IRELAND IRISH. Catalogs: Irish Literature and Heritage, SIGNED, Literature & Fiction, U.S.A..

$120.00

Insurrection

By O'Flaherty, Liam

Boston: Little, Brown, and Company, 1951. Very Good+ in a Near Fine dustjacket. Bound in full gray cloth. The spine is stamped in red. Octavo. 248pps. Stated first edition. There is bumping to the lower tips and very faint dustspotting atop the textblock. Also, a previous owner's bookplate is affixed to the ffep. Otherwise clean, tight, square, and bright. The dustjacket, glossy in a mylar sleeve, has light rubbing wear at the extremities; no chips, soiling, or tears. The original price is intact. "...In his new novel the author of that memorable book, The Informer, writes again of Dublin -- this time of the Easter uprising of 1916. That romantic and violent episode makes one of the most colorful and fantastic stories in modern history. Re-created now by Liam O'Flaherty, it comes enormously alive again, packed with action, and with the folly and the power and the glory of mankind..." Purchase with confidence: all books, gradings, and descriptions are rendered the care of a genuine bibliophile. Satisfaction guaranteed or all costs you've incurred will be promptly refunded. Thanks for your interest in Nooks Of Books.. First Edition. Cloth. LIAM O FLAHERTY INSURRECTION FIRST EDITIONS IRISH LITERATURE FICTION LITERARY IRELAND DUBLIN EASTER RISING 1916 COLLECTIBLE USED BOOKS NOVELS. Catalogs: Irish Literature and Heritage, War, Literature & Fiction, World.

$48.00

The Green Crow

By O'Casey, Sean

New York: George Braziller, 1956. Near Fine in a Fine dustjacket. Bound in full black cloth. The spine is stamped in white and green; the decorative front board in green. Octavo. Light green topstain. 303pps. There is a faint soil-mark atop the textblock. Also, a pencil-erasure of price is at the top of the ffep. Otherwise clean, tight, square, and bright. The text and the boards are immaculate; no previous ownership markings. The dustjacket, glossy in a mylar sleeve, has very light rubbing wear to the extremities; no chips, soiling, or tears. The original price (3.95) is intact. A very nice, collector's-quality copy in a splendid dustjacket. ".Here is O'Casey -- self-styled 'green crow' -- writing on the theatre: its critics, playwrights, and productions; its failures and its future. Here, also, are four of O'Casey's remarkable short stories -- stories which capture the warm humanity that makes his plays what they are. 'The Star Jazzer', acclaimed as one of the finest short stories in the English language, is included." Purchase with confidence: all books, gradings, and descriptions are rendered the care of a genuine bibliophile. Satisfaction guaranteed or all costs you've incurred will be promptly refunded. Thanks for your interest in Nooks Of Books. To assist with your decision, photos can be emailed upon request.. First Edition. Cloth.

$60.00

James Connolly : Selected Writings

By Ellis, P. Berresford (editor)

New York, NY, U.S.A.: Monthly Review Press, 1976. Near Fine in a Very Good dustjacket. Bound in full black cloth. The spine is silver-stamped. Octavo. 317pps. First Printing. The original owner's blind name-stamp is in the lower corner of the half-title page. Also, the pages are slightly yellowed due to the acidity of the paper. Otherwise flawless: clean, tight, and square. Absolutely no reading wear. The price-clipped dustjacket, glossy in a mylar sleeve, has modest edgewear, particularly at the spine-ends and tips. There is a small abrasion amid the spine. Overall, a very nice copy. <br><br><b><font color=#003366> "James Connolly was one of the leaders of the 1916 Easter Rising in Ireland. He was named vice-president of the Provisional Government of the Irish Republic, and was Commandant-General of the insurgent forces fighting in Dublin. After the defeat of the rising by British troops, he was condemned to death by the British and executed by a firing squad, at the age of forty-eight, while strapped to a chair because his wounds did not permit him to stand. In his introduction to this volume, Ellis provides, in addition to a compact biography of Connolly, a description of his work and its place in revolutionary thought." </b></font><br><br> Purchase with confidence: all books, gradings, and descriptions are rendered the care of a genuine bibliophile. Satisfaction guaranteed or all costs you've incurred will be promptly refunded. Thanks for your interest in Nooks Of Books. X03-D.. First Edition. Cloth.

$50.00

The Ballad Of Reading Gaol

By Wilde, Oscar

New York: Dutton, 1928. In Good condition. No dustjacket. Gray boards quarterbound in black cloth. Both the spine and the front board are stamped in gilt. 124pp. The tips of the boards have considerable wear. The boards are sunned, as well. Internally, the pages are clean -- though yellowed around the edges. A half-dozen pages are torn, though not at the binding: this is tight. The beauty of this volume is in the illustrations by John Vassos; they are strange, arresting, and numerous.<br><br> Purchase with confidence: all books, gradings, and descriptions are rendered the care of a genuine bibliophile. Satisfaction guaranteed or all costs you've incurred will be promptly refunded. Thanks for your interest in Nooks Of Books.. First Edition, First Printing. Hard Cover.

$30.00

Sweeney Astray

By Heaney, Seamus

New York, NY, U.S.A.: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, LLC, 1983. First printing. Very Good+ in a Fine dustjacket. Pale green boards quarterbound in brown cloth. The spine is stamped in metallic green. 85pps. First Printing. A previous owner's brief inscription is near the top of the ffep. Also, page 41 has a crease as well as a small tear out of its lower corner (not affecting the text). Otherwise clean, tight, square and bright. The dustjacket, glossy in a mylar sleeve, is in fine condition; the white flaps are faintly dulled. The original price (13.95) is intact. A nice copy.<br><br> Purchase with confidence: all books, gradings, and descriptions are rendered the care of a genuine bibliophile. Satisfaction guaranteed or all costs you've incurred will be promptly refunded. Thanks for your interest in Nooks Of Books. X03-B.. First American Edition. Hardcover.

$35.00

The Black City

By Caulfield, M. F

New York: Dutton, 1953. Near Fine in a Near Fine dustjacket. Black boards with blue stamping on the spine. 256pp. There is a bump to one tip and a tidy "Merry Christmas" gift inscription from 1956 is on the ffep. The volume is, otherwise clean, bright, square, and soundly bound. The dustjacket has light rubbing wear at the spine-ends and several small specks of soiling to the rear panel. Altogether a colorful jacket, glossy in mylar, with no chips or tears. The original price (3.00) is intact on the front flap.<br><br> Purchase with confidence: all books, gradings, and descriptions are rendered the care of a genuine bibliophile. Satisfaction guaranteed or all costs you've incurred will be promptly refunded. Thanks for your interest in Nooks Of Books.. First Edition, First Printing. Hard Cover.

$30.00

Irish Masters of Fantasy

By Tremayne, Peter

Dublin: Wolfhound Press, 1979. Near Fine in a Near Fine dustjacket. Bound in textured purple boards. The spine is brightly stamped in gilt. 220pp. A previous owner's unobtrusive blindstamp is in the lower corner of the half-title page. Otherwise Fine: clean, tight, square, and bright. All tips are sharp. The text is immaculate; no reading wear. The dustjacket, glossy in a mylar sleeve, shows very light touches of rubbing and crinkling; no chips or tears. The original (Irish) price is intact.<br><br><b><font color=#003366> "Readers of fantasy have always been aware of the Celtic influence on the development of fantasy literature. Irish writers, in particular, have had the most profound effect on fantasy writing and especially on the macabre fantasy tale. In fact six of the giants of fantasy writing are Irish, and it is their work that is represented in this anthology. Includes entries by Charles R. Maturin, Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu, Fitzjames O'Brien, Bram Stoker, M. P. Shiel, and Lord Dunsany."<br><br></b></font> Purchase with confidence: all books, gradings, and descriptions are rendered the care of a genuine bibliophile. Satisfaction guaranteed or all costs you've incurred will be promptly refunded. Thanks for your interest in Nooks Of Books. 41-C. First Edition. Hardcover. Illus. by Jeanette Dunne.

$35.00

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