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Anglo Irish Literature Poetry & History

Index: A - B


Biographies: A - B  C - E  F - G  H - J  K - L  M - N  O - P  Q - R  S - U  V - Z




The Oxford Book of Modern Verse 1892-1935: Chosen by W.B. Yeats: 1941


An Irish Panorama by Kees Van Hoek: Longman's, London, 1947. First Edition, 2ndImp.

Ireland's Abbey Theatre:National Press Service, Dublin, 1963. First Edition

TheIrish Uprising 1916-1922:Macmillan, New York, 1966

TheCourse of Irish HistoryEdited by T.W. Moody & FX. Martin: The Mercier Press, Cork, 1967.

First Edition Ex. Lib.

After the IrishRenaissanceby Robert Hogan:,Macmillan, London, 1968. First Edition

The Faber Book of Irish Verse edited by John Montague: Faber & Faber, London, 1974. First Edition

Soft Day-A Miscellany of Contemporary Irish Writingedited by Peter Fallon and

Sean Golden: Wolfhound Press, Dublin, 1980. First Edition

The Writers-A Sense of Ireland edited by Andrew Carpenter & Peter Fallon:
The O'Brien Press, Dublin, 1980. First Edition

A Sense of Ireland-The Arts in Ireland in 1980, published by A Sense of Ireland, 22, Wicklow Street, Dublin

Ireland:A Cultural Encyclopaedia:Thames & Hudson, London, 1983. First Edition

VikingDublin Exposed-The Wood Quay Sagaedited by John Bradley: O'Brien Press, Dublin,1984. First Edition

APortrait of the Artist as a Young Girl edited by John Quinn: Methuen, London, 1986. First Edition

NationalGallery of Ireland-Illustrated Summary Catalogue of Prints and Sculpture, 1988. First Edition

Dublinersa Pluralistic World: Twayne Masterwork Studies, Boston, 1988. First Edition

Memories-APictorial Celebration for Dublin's Millennium: Smurfit Publications, Dublin,1988. Special Edition

PoetryandIreland since 1800-A Source Book edited by Mark Storey:
Routledge, London and New York, 1988. PB

SomeDubliners Of Note:Millenium Publication by Dublin City Council, 1988. PB

Australiaand Ireland-Bi-centenary Essays edited by Colm Kiernan: Gill and Macmillan, Dublin,

1988. First Edition

ModernIrish Drama:Norton Edition, London, 1991. First Edition

MythLegend and Romance- Encyclopaedia of Irish Folk Tradition:edited by Dr. Daihi O'hÓgáin,

Prentice Hall Press, New York, 1991. First Edition

101 IrishLivesby John Chambers: Gill & Macmillan, 1992. First Edition

The Joyof Collecting by Helen Coburn:Wolfhound Press, Dublin, 1992. First Edition

AncestralVoices-The Big House in Anglo-Irish Literatureedited by Otto Rauchbauer:

The Lilliput Press, 1992. First Edition

Sruth naMaoile- Modern Gaelic Poetry from Scotland and Ireland compiled by Michael Davitt

&lain MacDhómlinaili: Canongate PressCoiscéim, 1993. First Edition

ContemporaryIrish Dramaby Anthony Roche: Gill & Macmillan Dublin, 1994. First Edition

LiteraryTour of Ireland by Elizabeth Healy: Woiffiound Press, Dublin, 1995. First Edition

Literatureand the Supernatural:edited by Brian Cosgrove The Columba
Press, 1995 First Edition PB as issued

ModernIrish Lives-General Editor Louis McRedmond: Gill & Macmillan, Dublin, 1996. First Edition as issued

FamousDubliners: Wolfhound Press, Dublin, 1996. First Edition PB as issued

Women Creating Women-Contemporary Irish Women Poets by Patricia Boyle Haberstroh: Attic Press,

Dublin, 1996.First Edition. PB as issued

FourRoads to Dublin:by Deirdre Kelly: The O'Brien Press, Dublin, 1996. First Ed. 2ndPrinting

Verse inEnglish from Eighteenth-Century Ireland edited by Andrew
Carpenter: Cork University Press, 1998. First Edition PB, Signed

Irish Public Sculpture: Four Courts Press, Dublin, 1998. First Edition

Exploringthe World of the Celts: by Simon James: Thames & Hudson, London, 1998 Firs Edition, 2ndImp.

TheOxford Book of Ireland edited by Patricia Craig: Oxford University Press, 1998. First Edition

Dictionaryof Celtic Mythology:Oxford University Press, 1998. First Edition

IrishVoices by Peter Somerville-Large: Chatto & Windus, London, 1999. First Edition

TheWhoseday Book: Irish Hospice Foundation, Dublin, 1999. First Edition

The Bookof Fairy & Folk Tales of Ireland compiled by W B Yeats:Chancellor Press, London, 2000

The KerryAnthology edited by Gabriel Fitzmaurice: Mercier Press, Dublin, 2000. First Edition

Readingthe Future-Irish writers in conversation with Mike Murphy: The Lilliput Press, 2000. First Edition PB

TheNational Concert Hall-A History:Wolfhound Press, Dublin 2000. First Edition

FourRoads to Dublin: by Deirdre Kelly: The O'Brien Press, Dublin, 2001

A Historyof Irish Theatre 1601-2000 by Christopher Morash: Cambridge University Press, 2002. First Edition

TheTipperary Gentry: Irish Family Names, Dublin, 2003 Vol. 1 First Edition

TheEncylopaedia of Ireland: Gill & Macmillan, Dublin, 2003. First Edition

The Criesof Dublin edited by William Laffan: Irish Georgian Society, 2003. First Edition

ElizabethBrophy-An Irish ImpressionistSandford Gallery/Leinster Gallery, Dublin, 2004

TheBuildings of Ireland:by Christine Casey, Yale University Press,2005,First Edition, 2nd Imp.

NewDubliners: edited by Oona Frawley: New Island Press, Dublin, 2005. First Edition

IrishTrees by NiallMac Coitir:Collins Press, Cork, 2006

Irelandby Gustave de Beaumont.  The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, Cambridge,

Massachusetts/London, England, 2006. First Edition

Dublin-A View from the Ground by Neil Hegarty: Portrait Books, London, 2007. First Edition

TheDublin Review Reader Edited by Brendan Barrington:Dublin Review Books, 2007. First Edition

W.B. Yeats Works and Days-A Book to accompany the Yeats Exhibition

at the National Library of Ireland 2006:Reprint 2007

That Island Never Found-Essays and Poems for Terence Brown: Four Courts Press, Dublin, 2007. First Edition

Earth Voices Whispering-An Anthology of Irish War Poetry-1914-1945edited by Gerald Dawe:

The Blackstaff Press, Belfast, 2008. First Edition

Great Irish Lives:Times Books, London, 2008. First Edition

GeorgianDublin edited by Gillian O'Brien and Finola O'Kane: Four Courts Press, Dublin2008. First Edition

After the Irish: An Anthology of Poetic Translation: Edited by Gregory A. Schirmer:

Cork University Press, 2009. First Edition

The Granta Book of the Irish Short Storyedited by Anne Enright: Granta, London, 2010. First Edition

ThePenguin Book of Irish Poetryedited by Patrick Crotty: Penguin Classics, London, 2010. 1stEdition

The IrishCatullus or One Gentleman from Veronaedited by Ronan Sheehan: A. & A. Farmar,

Dublin, 2010. First Edition

The Word Exchange, Anglo-Saxon Poems in Translationedited by GregDelanty: Norton, London,

New York, 2011, First Edition. Foreword by Seamus Heaney



Collected Poems: Macmillan, London, 1920. First Edition Thus.


Agee, Chris

Next to Nothing: Salt Publishing Cambridge, 2008. First Edition


Aldous, Richard

Great Irish Speeches: Quercus, London, 2007. First Edition

We Declare-Landmark Documents in Ireland's History: Quercus, London, 2008. First Edition



Labharfad le Cách- Peig Sayers: New Island, Dublin, 2009. First Edition


Arnold, Bruce
The Song of the Nightingale: Hamish Hamilton, London, 1980. First Edition

The Scandal of Ulysses: Sinclair-Stevenson, London, 1991. First Edition
Haughey-His Life & Unlucky Deeds: Harper Collins, London, 1993. First Edition
Jack Yeats: Yale University Press,1998. First Edition 2nd Imp
He That Is Down Need Fear No Fall: Ashfield Press, Dublin, 2008. First  Edition, Signed


Banville, John
Long Lankin: Secker & Warburg, London, 1970. First Edition-signed
Long Lankin: Gallery Books, Dublin, 1984. First Revised Soft Cover with DJ signed
Long Lankin: Gallery Books, Loughcrew, 1991.Reprint. PB
Nightspawn: Secker & Warburg, London, 1971.
Nightspawn: Gallery Books, Loughcrew, 1993.signed
Birchwood: Norton, & Co., New York, 1973. First American Edition, Ex-Lib.,
Birchwood: Minerva, London, 1992. {PB}
Doctor Copernicus: Seeker & Warburg, 1976. First Edition-signed
Kepler: Secker & Warburg, London, 1981. First Ex-Lib- signed
Kepler: Godine, Boston,1983. First American Edition-signed
The Newton Letter: Seeker & Warburg, London, 1982. First Edition-signed
The Newton Letter: Godine, Boston, 187. First American Edition
Mefisto: Seeker & Warburg, London, 1986. First Edition-signed
The Book of Evidence: Seeker & Warburg, London, 1989. First Edition-signed
Ghosts: Seeker & Warburg, London, 1993. First Edition-signed
Ghosts: Knopf, New York, 1993. First American Edition-signed
Ghosts: Seeker & Warburg, London, 1993. First Edition 3' Printing
Athena: Seeker & Warburg, London, 1995. First Edition {3} signed
The Untouchable: Picador, London, 1997. First Edition-signed
The Revolutions Trilogy: Picador, London, 1999. First Edition, Signed
Eclipse: Picador, London, 2000. First Edition-signed
Shroud: Picador, London, 2002. First Edition-signed
Shroud: Knopf, New York, 2003. First American Edition-signed
The Sea: Picador, London, 2005. First Edition-signed Booker Prize Winner
God’s Gift: Gallery Press, Loughcrew, 2000, First Edition-signed
Prague Pictures: Bloomsbury, 2003, First Edition.
Love in the Wars: Gallery Books, Loughcrew 2005. First Edition
Conversation in the Mountains: Gallery Press, Limited Edition of 400 copies,
April, 2008. Paintings and drawings by Donald Teskey. This is No. 364, signed
by John Banville.

The Infinities: Picador, London, 2009. First Edition


Banville, John. Literary Criticism

lmhof, Rudiger: John Banville, A Critical Introduction, Wolfhound Press, Dublin, 1989, First Edition

lmhof, Rudiger: John Banville, A Critical Introduction, Wolfhound Press, Dublin,

1997 signed by John Banville {PB}

McMinn, Joseph: The Supreme Fictions of John Banville, Manchester University Press, 1999.

First Edition {PB} signed by John Banville {see also: Irish University Review, 2006}


Bardwell, Leland
Girl on a Bicycle: Irish Writers’ Co-op. Dublin, 1977. First Edition PB, Signed
That London Winter: Co-Op Books, Dublin, 1981. First Edition, Signed
Mother to a Stranger: The Blackstaff Press, Belfast, 2002. First Edition PB, Signed
A Restless Life: Liberties Press, Dublin, 2008. First Edition, Signed


Barry, Sebastian
The Whereabouts of Eneas McNulty: Picador, London, 1998. First Edition, Signed
A Long Long Way: Faber, London, 1998. First Edition Signed
The Secret Scripture: Faber, London, 2008. First Edition, Signed

On Canaan's Side: Faber, London, 2011. First Edition, Signed


Beckett, J.C.

The Anglo-Irish Tradition: Faber, London, 1976. First Edition

A Short History of Ireland: Hutchinson, London, 1979. 6th Edition.


Beckett, Samuel {1906-1989}

Proust: Chatto & Windus, London, 1931. First Edition

Murphy: Grove Press, New York, 1957. First Edition
Malone Dies: John Calder, London, 1958. First Edition
Watt: The Olympia Press, Paris, 1958. First Edition
Three Novels: Molloy, Malone Dies, The Unnamable: Grove Press, 1959. First Edition
How It Is: Grove Press, New York, 1964. First Edition
Imagination Dead Imagine: Calder & Boyars, London,
1965. First Edition  Wraps
Molloy: Jupiter Books, London, 1966. First Thus PB
No’s Knife: Calder & Boyars, London, 1967. First Edition
More Pricks than Kicks: Calder Boyars, London, 1970. First Thus
Lessness: Calder Boyars, London, 1970.First Edition
The Lost Ones: Calder Boyars, London, 1972. First Edition
First Love: Calder Boyars, London, 1973. First Edition
More Pricks than Kicks: Picador, London, 1974. First Thus PB
Mercier & Camier: Calder Boyars, London, 1974. First Edition
Texts for Nothing: Calder Boyars, London, 1974. First Edition Ex. Lib.
The Unnamable: Calder Boyars, London, 1975, First Edition
For To End Yet Again: John Calder, London, 1976. First Edition
Four Novellas: John Calder, London, 1977. First Edition Ex. Lib.
Murphy: John Calder, London, 1977. First Edition Thus
Cascando and Other Short Dramatic Pieces: Grove Press, New York, 1978.

All Strange Away: John Calder, London, 1979. First Edition
Company: Grove Press, New York, 1980. First Edition
Ill Seen Ill Said: John Calder, London, 1982. First Edition
Worstward Ho: John Calder, London, 1983. First Edition
As the Story Was Told: John Calder, London,1990. First Edition
Dream of Fair to Middling Women: The Black Cat Press, Dublin, 1992. First Edition

Dream of Fair to Middling Women: Calder Publications, London, 1993. First Edition Thus
The Letters of Samuel Beckett 1929-1940: Cambridge University Press, 2009. First Edition
The Letters of Samuel Beckett 1941-1956: Cambridge University Press, 2011. First Edition


An Anthology of Mexican Poetry: Calder & Boyars, London, 1970. First
Edition Thus
Zone: Dolmen Press, Dublin, Calder & Boyars, London, 1972. First Edition Ex.
Collected Poems in English and French: John Calder, London, 1977. First
Poems 1930-1989: Calder Publications, London, 2002. First Edition

Waiting for Godot: Faber & Faber, London,1956. First Edition
All That Fall: Faber & Faber, London, 1957. First Edition PB as issued
Endgame: Faber & Faber, London,
1958. First Edition
From an Abandoned Work: Faber & Faber, London,
1958. First Edition Wraps
Krapp's Last Tape and Embers: Faber & Faber, London, 1959. First Edition PB
as issued
Happy Days: Faber & Faber, London, 1962. First Edition
Play: Faber & Faber, London, 1964. First Edition
Eh Joe & Other Writings: Faber & Faber, London, 1967. First Edition
Ends and Odds: Faber & Faber, London, 1977. First Edition
Rockaby and other Short Pieces: Grove Press, New York, 1981. First Edition
The Complete Dramatic Works: Faber & Faber, London, 1986. First Edition
The Complete Dramatic Works: Faber & Faber, London, 1990. PB {Working Copy}
Eleuthéria: Foxrock, Inc., New York, 1995. First Edition
Waiting for Godot, En attendant Godot: Faber & Faber, London, 2006. First Edition {Bilingual}


Proust & 3 Dialogues with Georges Duthuit: John Calder, London, 1965. First Edition Thus
Film: Faber & Faber, London, 1972. First Edition PB
The Faber Companion to Samuel Beckett: Faber, London, 2004. First Edition PB
A Student’s Guide to the Plays: Faber, London, 1985.
All I Can Manage, More Than I Could by Alec Reid: The Dolmen Press,
Dublin, 1968. First Edition


About Beckett:
Beckett at Sixty: Calder & Boyars, London, 1967. First Edition
Beckett on Beckett by Vivian Mercier: Souvenir Press, London, 1977. First Edition
As No Other Dare Fail {for Samuel Beckett on his
80th Birthday}: John Calder,
London and New York, 1986. First Edition
The Beckett Actor by Jordan R. Yung: Moonstone Press, Beverly Hills, 1987. First Edition.
Beckett Festival Program, October,1991: Gate Theatre, Dublin, 1991

Damned to Fame by James Knowlson: Bloomsbury, London, 1996. First Edition
The Last Modernist by Anthony Cronin: Harper Collins, London, 1996. First
Edition. Signed by Anthony Cronin
The Essential Samuel Beckett: Thames & Hudson, London, 2003. First PB Edition
I Not I: Royal Hibemian Academy, Dublin, 2006. First Edition

Anatomy of a Literary Revolution: Verso, London, 2006. First Edition
Beckett by John Minihan: Larry Powell Management, Dublin, 2006. First Edition PB (Very Large)
Beckett Remembering -Remembering Beckett by James & Elizabeth Knowlson:
Bloomsbury, London, 2006. First Edition
Samuel Beckett 100 Years (Centenary Essays) edited by Christopher Murray:
New Island, Dublin, 2006. First Edition

Beckett before Beckett: Souvenir Press, London, 2008. First Edition

Behan, Brendan {1 923-1 964}
The Quare Fellow: Methuen, London, 1956.First Edition
The Hostage: Methuen, London, 1958. First Edition
Borstal Boy: Hutchinson, London, 1958. First Edition
Brendan Behan's Island: Hutchinson, London, 1962. First Edition, 2nd Imp
Hold Your Hour and Have Another: Hutchinson London, 1963. First Edition
Brendan Behan's New York: Hutchinson, London, 1964: First Edition
Confessions of an Irish Rebel: Hutchinson, London, 1965. First Edition
The Scarperer: Hutchinson, London, 1966. First Edition, 2
Poems and a Play in Irish: Gallery Books, Loughcrew, 1989. Soft Cover, DJ.

About Behan
The Art of Brendan Behan edited by E.H. Mikhail: Vision Press, London, 1979. First Edition

Mother of all the Behans by Brian Behan: Hutchinson, London, 1984. First Edition
Brendan Behan, A Life by Michael O’Sullivan: Blackwater Press, Dublin, 1997. First Edition


Bence-Jones, Mark
Twilight of the Ascendancy: Constable, London, 1989. First Edition, 2nd Imp.

Twilight of the Ascendancy: Constable, London, 1993. PB Edition


Bennett, Richard

The Black and Tans: Barnes & Noble New York, 1995. First Edition, 3dImp.


Bergin Osborn
Irish Bardic Poetry: Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies, 1984


Berkeley, Sara

The View from Here: Gallery Books, Loughcrew, 2010. First Edition


Berry, Ciaran
The Sphere of Birds: Gallery Books, Loughcrew, 2008. First Edition


Bew, John

Castlereagh: Quercus, London, 2011. First Edition


Bew, Paul

Enigma: Gill & Macmillan, Dublin, 2011. First Edition


Bianconi, M.O'C/Watson, S.J.
Bianconi, King of the Irish Roads: Allen Figgis, Dublin, 1962. First Edition


Black, Benjamin {pseudonym of John Banville}
Christine Falls: Picador, London, 2006. First Edition-signed
The Silver Swan: Picador, London, 2007. First Edition-signed
The Lemur: Picador, London, 2008. First Edition
The Lemur: Picador, London, 2008. First PB Edition {Wraps}

Elegy for April: Mantle, London, 2010. First Edition

A Death in Summer: Mantle, London, 2011. First Edition


Bodkin, Thomas

Hugh Lane and his Pictures: The Arts Council, Dublin, 1956. First Edition


Boland, Eavan
Outside History: Norton & Co., New York, 1990. First Edition

In a Time of Violence: Norton & Co., New York, 1994. First Edition

Object Lessons: Carcanet Press, Manchester, 1995. First Edition
Collected Poems: Carcanet Press, Manchester, 1995. First Edition PB

The Lost Land: Norton & Co., New York, 1998. First Edition
Code: Carcanet Press, Manchester, 2001. First Edition PB

Against Love Poetry: Norton & Co., New York, 2001. First Edition
Domestic Violence: Norton & Co., New York, 2007. First Edition

The Making of a Sonnet: Norton, New York, London, 2008. First Edition


Boland, John

Brow Head: Abbey Press, Belfast, 1999. No.73 of 250 signed copies.


Bolger, Dermot
Internal Exiles: Dolmen Press, Mountrath, 1986. First Edition

The Journey Home: Viking, London, 1990. First Edition (1st re-print}
Emily's Shoes: Viking, London, 1992. First Edition
Father's Music: Flamingo, London, 1997. First Edition
Finbar's Hotel: Picador, London, 2000. First Thus
Ladies' Night at Finbar's Hotel: Picador, London, 2000. First Thus


Bowen, Elizabeth {1899-1973}
Bowen’s Court: Longman's Green & Co., London, 1942. First Edition

Seven Winters: Longman's Green & Co., London, 1943. First Edition

Ivy Gripped the Steps & Other Stories: Knopf, New York, 1946. First Edition

The Heat of the Day: Jonathan Cape, London, 1949. First Edition

Encounters: Sidgwick & Jackson, London, 1949. First Edition Thus

The Shelbourne: George G. Harrap, London, 1951. First Edition

The Last September: Alfred A Knopf, New York, 1952. First Borzoi Edition

A World of Love: Jonathan Cape, London, 1955. First Edition

A Time in Rome: Longman's, London, 1960. First Edition


About Elizabeth Bowen
Portrait of a Writer by Victoria Glendenning: Weidenfeld & Nicholson, London, 1977. First Edition


Bowman, Conor

Life and Death and In-Between: Conor Bowman, Dublin, 2004. First Edition


Boyd, Sean

Behind the Horseshow Bar: Blackwater Press, Dublin, 2009. First Edition


Boylan, Patricia
All Cultivated People: Colin Smythe, Gerrards Cross, 1988. First Edition, Signed


Boylan, Clare
Holy Pictures: Hamish Hamilton, London, 1983. First Edition


Boyne, John
The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas: David Fickling Books, Oxford, 2006. First Edition, Signed


Brady, Conor
Up with the Times: Gill & Macmillan, Dublin, 2005. First Edition


Brady, Joseph

In Monavalla: Gill & Son, Dublin, 1963. First Edition


Brennan, Maeve {1917-1993}
The Springs of Affection: Houghton Mifflin Co., Boston, 1997. First Edition
The Visitor: Atlantic Books, London, 2001. First Edition


About Maeve Brennan
Maeve Brennan-Homesick at the New Yorker by Angela Bourke: Jonathan
Cape, London, 2004. First Edition


Brennan, Robert

Allegiance: Brown & Nolan Ltd., Dublin, 1950. First Edition


Broderick, David
The First Toll Roads-Ireland’s Turnpike Roads 1729-1858: Collins Press, Cork,

2002. First Edition


Brooke, Raymond F.
The Brimming River: Allen Figgis & Co., Ltd., Dublin, 1961. First Edition


Brown, Christy {1932-1981}

My Left Foot: Secker & Warburg, London, 1954. First Edition

Down All the Days: Secker & Warburg, London, 1970. First Edition
Background Music-Poems: Secker & Warburg, London, 1973. First Edition
Wild Grow the Lilies: Secker & Warburg, London, 1976. First Edition

Of Snails and Skylarks: Secker & Warburg, London, 1977. First Edition


Brown, Terence

Ireland's Literature: Lilliput Press, Dublin, 1988, First Edition


Buckley, Vincent {1925-1988}
Cutting Green Hay: Penguin, Australia, 1983. First Edition PB. Signed


Butler, Hubert {1900-1991}

The Children of Drancy: The Lilliput Press, Mullingar, 1988. First Edition

Grandmother and Wolfe Tone: The Lilliput Press, Dublin, 1990. First Edition

The sub-prefect should have held his tongue: Allen Lane, London,

1990. First Edition

In the Land of Nod: The Lilliput Press, Dublin, 1996. First Edition


Bushe, Paddy
Poems with Amergin: Beaver Row Press, Dublin, 1989. First Edition
The Nitpicking of Cranes: Dedalus Press, Dublin, 2004 First Edition