The Irish department leans heavily towards late nineteenth and twentieth century literary first editions, including signed limited editions, association copies and manuscripts.
We are very enthusiastic about the work of Samuel Beckett, Seamus Heaney, James Joyce, Patrick Kavanagh, Paul Muldoon, Flann O'Brien, Oscar Wilde and W.B. Yeats. We are also particularly adept at the dispersal of libraries, as well as literary archives and are able to provide valuations for sale or insurance.
YEATS Jack Butler (1908-1913)
Hand-coloured and black-and-white illustrations throughout by Jack B. Yeats. 84 monthly numbers, each one of 300 copies, all published. First to Seventh Years, comprising a complete set of the First Series. Each number a single Large 8vo. folded sheet of 4 pages. Dundrum, The Dun Emer Press (first number only) and The Cuala Press. June 1908 to May 1913.
CUALA PRESS (1937)
Broadsides. A Collection of New Irish and English SongsEnquire
Third series. Songs by W.B. Yeats, W.J. Turner, Oliver Gogarty, Hilaire Belloc, Dorothy Wellesley, James Stephens, Edith Sitwell, Frank O'Connor, Gordon Bottomley, F.R. Higgins, Padraic Colum and Walter de la Mare. Illustrated by Jack Yeats, Victor Brown, Harry Kernoff and Maurice McGonigal. With music by W.J. Turner, Arthur Duff, Edmund Dulac, Frank Liebich, Hilda Matheson, Art O'Murnaghan, and Hilaire Belloc. Small folio. Original quarter linen, printed label on upper cover. Dublin, the Cuala Press.
WILDE Oscar (1894)
Salome. A Tragedy in one ActEnquire
Illustrated with a pictorial title-page border, ten full page plates and a tail-piece by Aubrey Beardsley. First edition in English, first illustrated edition. "One of 500" ordinary copies (actually 750, see Nelson, of a total edition of 875. Small 4to., original blue canvas boards with a small design by Beardsley on both covers. Uncut and partly unopened. London, Elkin Mathews & John Lane.
The Blackbird's Nest. Blackbird's Nest. An Anthology of Poetry from Queen's University Belfast. Edited by Frank Ormsby. Foreword by Seamus Heaney. Afterword by Ciarán CarsonEnquire
First edition. 8vo., original quarter burgundy Antelope leather, buff speckled paper boards on 100gsm Munken Pure. Belfast, The Blackstaff Press in association with The Seamus Heaney Centre for Poetry. 2006 [
HEANEY, Seamus (2005)
The Door Stands OpenEnquire
First edition. 8vo., original handwoven and Zanders Zeta paper bound in stainless steel covers printed in black and folded inside a mixed-media silkscreen wrap, within a frame of twin glass-rods attached to a full mixed-metal spine with the poet's signature in relief and housed in a slipcase of hand-blown clear glass. Dublin, The Irish Writer's Centre.
HEANEY Seamus (2004)
The Testament of Cresseid. A retelling of Robert Henryson's poem, with images by Hughie O'DonoghueEnquire
First edition. 4to., original dark green cloth with paper label on spine and colour image on upper board. Designed and printed by Sebastian Carter at The Rampant Lions Press, Cambridge on Arches Vélin and bound by The Fine Bindery, Wellingborough. London, Enitharmon Editions.