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The Man Who Dreamt of Lobsters: Stories

By: Collins, Michael

Price: $2.00

Publisher: New York, New York, USA, Random House Inc.: 1993

Edition: First American Edition

Book ID: SCW09665

ISBN: 0679420908

Condition: Good


BU3 - A hard cover first American edition withdrawn ex-library book in good+ condition with a dust jacket in good+ to very good- condition. Stated first edition with no additional printings indicated. A tight, clean, sound copy in green paper covered boards quarter bound in black cloth with silver lettering and a graphic on the spine with very minor overall shelf wear with some light staining around the to spine edge plus the dust jacket endflaps are glued to the front a... View more info

The Run of the Country : A Novel

By: Connaughton, Shane

Price: $1.75

Publisher: New York, New York, USA, Picador USA: 1995

Book ID: SCW04089

ISBN: 0312135998

Condition: Very Good


BE5 - A trade paperback book in very good+ condition. An unread, tight, clean, sound copy in color wraps with only very, very minor overall shelf wear. A coming-of-age story of a boy in a land of tragic politics. The story is set on the border of Ireland and Northern Ireland. He runs away from home to escape the stern discipline of his father, a police sergeant who patrols the volatile borderland between Protestant and Catholic counties. The young man roams the countrysi... View more info

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The Woman Who Walked Into Doors

By: Doyle, Roddy

Price: $4.00

Publisher: New York, New York, USA, Viking Penguin: 1996

Edition: First American Edition

Book ID: SCW03878

ISBN: 0670867756

Condition: Very Good


BI5 - A hard cover first American edition book in near fine condition with a dust jacket in very good+ condition. An as new, unread, tight, clean, sound copy in orange paper covered boards quarter bound in black cloth with metallic green lettering and graphics on the spine with only very, very faint overall shelf wear. The dust jacket shows only very, very minor overall shelf wear. A story of a woman struggling to reclaim her dignity after marriage to an abusive husband ... View more info

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Flotsam and Jetsam

By: Higgins, Aidan

Price: $2.75

Publisher: Chicago, Illinois, USA, Dalkey Archive Press: 2002

Book ID: SCW11642

ISBN: 1564783162

Condition: Good


CF2 - A tight, clean, sound copy in monochrome illustrated white wraps with very minor overall shelf wear with clear plastic lamination applied to the covers plus there are the usual library stamps. label, and pocket on the top, bottom, and right outside paper edges, the inside surface of the front cover, and the last page. A collection of short prose and fiction of Aidan Higgins, one of the most highly respected Irish writers of the past fifty years. The author is a win... View more info

The Irish Writers: Literature and Nationalism 1880-1940

By: Howarth, Herbert

Price: $5.00

Publisher: New York, New York, USA, Hill and Wang: 1959

Book ID: SCW08492

Condition: Very Good


CH5 - A trade paperback book in very good- condition. An unread, tight, clean, sound copy in monochrome illustrated green and white wraps with very minor overall shelf wear plus there is some light yellowing on the outside paper edges. A critical and biographical study of six writers who were profoundly influenced by the upsurge of nationalism exemplified by the career of Parnell, Irish poltitcal leader who died in 1891. The authors discussed are George Moore, Lady Grego... View more info

Night in Tunisia, and Other Stories

By: Jordan, Neil

Price: $3.00

Publisher: New York, New York, USA, George Braziller, Inc.: 1980

Edition: First American Edition

Book ID: SCW10800

ISBN: 0807609552

Condition: Good


BC4 - A tight, clean, sound copy in textured green paper covered boards with silver lettering on the spine with minor overall shelf wear with some tape staining on the outside surfaces of the front and back boards and the front and back free endpapers from where the dust jacket was taped to the boards plus there are the usual library stamps, label, and pocket on the bottom outside paper edges, the title page, and the back free endpaper. The dust jacket shows only very mi... View more info

Works and Quirks of the Cultured Irish

By: Lennon, Sean

Price: $12.50

Publisher: Dublin, Ireland, Sceptic Tank Press: 1991

Book ID: SCW12375

ISBN: 0951848402

Condition: Very Good


BI5 - A trade paperback book in very good- condition. A tight, clean, sound cop in monochrome illulstrated green wraps with very minor overall shelf wear with some light scattered rubbing on the back cover plus there is some very light yellowing of the top and right paper edges. A collection of literary humor and satire as well as some actual biographical and historical information on Irish cultural history, particularly as expressed in 20th century literary figures and ... View more info

Carn

By: McCabe, Patrick

Price: $1.75

Publisher: New York, New York, USA, Delta/Dell Publishing: 1997

Book ID: SCW05144

ISBN: 0385315856

Condition: Good


BZ5 - A hard cover library rebound trade paperback withdrawn ex-library book in good- condition with no dust jacket. A tight, clean, sound copy in color paper laminated boards with very minor overall shelf wear plus the usual library library stamps and label on the half title page and title page plus the front endpaper has been removed as part of the library's withdrawal process plus there is some very light yellowing of the outside paper edges. A novel that is a microco... View more info

Death of a Chieftain and Other Stories

By: Montague, John

Price: $9.00

Publisher: Chester Springs, Pennsylvania, USA, Dufour Editions: 1967

Book ID: SCW08022

Condition: Good


CB6 - A tight, clean, sound copy with minor overall shelf wear, book is slightly shelf cocked, some paper and glue residue on the fixed endpapers from where the DJ was taped to the boards plus there are the usual library stamps, labels, and pocket on the top and bottom paper edges, inside surface of the front board, front and back endpapers, inside surface of the front endpaper, half title page, and dedication page. DJ has light fading on the spine, light edge wear mainl... View more info

On the Back of the Swallow

By: Morrison, Danny

Price: $2.50

Publisher: Boulder, Colorado, USA, Roberts Rinehart Publishers: 1996

Book ID: SCW07884

ISBN: 1570981019

Condition: Very Good


BC5 - A trade paperback withdrawn ex-library book in very good- condition. A tight, clean, sound copy in colro illustrated tan wraps with very minor overall shelf wear plus there are two dogeared pages plus there are the usual library stamps and label on the top outside paper edges and front endpaper. A novel set in Ireland about tragic loss, doomed love, and the relative risks of bigotry, hatred, and prejudices that homosexuality faces. 236p. View more info

A Fanatic Heart: Selected Stories of Edna O'Brien

By: O'Brien, Edna

Price: $3.50

Publisher: New York, New York, USA, Farrar Straus Giroux: 1984

Edition: First Edition

Book ID: SCW00645

ISBN: 0374153426

Condition: Very Good


CE5 - A hard cover first edition book in very good plus condition. A tight, clean, sound copy quarter bound in green cloth with blue paper covered boards and gold lettering on the spine with minor shelf wear and a gift inscription on the front endpaper.This is a collection of stories from a widely acclaimed Irish author. These are wide-ranging stoies, most of which are set in western Ireland where the author grew up. A skilled short story writer. 461p. View more info

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Yeats Is Dead!: A Mystery by Fifteen Irish Writers

By: O'Connor, Joseph (editor)

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, Alfred A. Knopf, Inc.: 2001

Inscription: Signed

Book ID: DAD 633

ISBN: 0375412972

Condition: Very Good


BV4 - An uncorrected proof paperback book SIGNED by Frank McCour on the half-title pagein very good condition that has some bumped corners, wrinkling and crease, label on the back, label stain on the front, light discoloration and shelf wear. This sinfully entertaining murder mystery, starring some of the most memorable characters in recent fiction, is the work of fifteen Irish writers, each of whom has written a chapter.The contributers are Roddy Doyle, Conor McPherson,... View more info

King David Dances

By: Stuart, Francis

Price: $3.00

Publisher: Dublin, Ireland, New Island Books: 1997

Book ID: SCW13162

ISBN: 1874597448

Condition: Very Good


BY2 - A trade paperback withdrawn ex-library book in very good conditon. A tight, clean, sound copy in color illustrated paper wraps with veyr minor oveall shelf wear with the usual library stamps, labels, and pocket on the top outside paper edges, the copyright page, and the back free endpaper. A novel by an Irish author in the form of a sort of diary of an Irish-Hungarian archaeologist who has discovered the Ark of the Covenant in modern-day Judaea. It takes the form o... View more info