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61 McGahern John The Dark
London Faber & Faber 1965 First Edition Hard Back Very Good Very Good in Protector 8V0 
A very nice copy dj just a tad edge worn but lookin very good in a removable protector.s 
Price: 337.50 EUR
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62 Moseley Charelotte The Mitfords. Letters Between Six Sisters
London Fourth Estate 2007 978-1-84115-790 First Edition, First State. Hard Back Fine Fine 8v0 Heavy Illustrated Signed by Author
A Like new copy of this now out of print and already scarce book complete with it`s advertising wrapparound that states it is a signed copy , DJ is not price clipped, it is signed by Deborah Devonshire the Duchess of Devonshire Nee Mitford & by the aurthor Charlotte Moseley on the title page, this is a first state edition with the numbers reading 1 3 5 7 9 10 8 6 4 2. 
Price: 103.50 EUR
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A General History of Ireland from the Earliest Accounts  to the Close of the Twelfth Century, Collected from the Most Authentic Records in Which New and Interesting Lights are Thrown on the Remote Histories of Other Nations as Well as of Both BRITAINS,, Mr O`halloran
63 Mr O`halloran A General History of Ireland from the Earliest Accounts to the Close of the Twelfth Century, Collected from the Most Authentic Records in Which New and Interesting Lights are Thrown on the Remote Histories of Other Nations as Well as of Both BRITAINS,
London Printed for the Author By A Hamilton 1778 First Edition Hard Back Half Leather Very Good 4to - over 9 - 12" Tall Two Vols 
A rare and very fine two volume set by O`Halloran , with dark brown leather spines divided into six compartments with gilt bands , titles and devices marbled boards, end papers with hand written in ink name of the MacDermot Coolavin Co Sligo vol 1 307 pp. Vol 2 with 416pp. plus index,has water or Whiskey damage with loss up to first 23 pages not effecting actual text only titles along the tops of pages otherwise a very fine and handsome scarce set of Irish histories. Please email for postage costs as they are rather heavy. From the private library of The MacDermot Prince of Connaught Coolavin Co Sligo. 
Price: 760.50 EUR
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64 Oliver Goldsmith She Stoops to Conquer, or the Mistakes of a Night
London Hodder & Stoughton 1914 First Edition Thus Decorated Cloth. Very Good 4to, Heavy, So a Bit Extra Post Illustrated By Hugh Thomson Signature & Inscription of Previous Owner
Another play lavishly illustrated by Thomson with 25 wonderful delicate watercolour plates (prints) & b/w vignets, 198pp. Bound in light green cloth with gilt titles & decoration on spine & profusely decorated front board . Hugh Thomson was born in Colraine Northern Ireland 1860-1920. 
Price: 211.50 EUR
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65 Oliver Goldsmith The Vicar of Wakefeild
London George Harrap 1929 First Edition Thus Hard Back Blue Buckrum Very Good No Jacket 4to - over 9 - 12" tall Arthur Rackham 
The original cloth binding is still very bright and fresh on this scarce first edition with gilt titles on the spine and front boards both with gilt roses 12 beautiful colour plates and many B&W text illustrations by the master illustrator 231pp. decorated endpapers. 
Price: 328.50 EUR
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66 Patrick Kennedy Evenings in the Duffrey
Dublin M`Glashan & Gill 1869 First Edition Hard Back Black Leather Almost Fine Ex-Library 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall 
A very scarce book mainly of Irish folk tales and stories of Irish life. Gilt titles & Libray numbers to base of spine, handsome library stamp on fpd faint embossed stamp on title page. 
Price: 202.50 EUR
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67 Patrick Kennedy The Banks of the Boro. a Chrinical of the County of Wexford
Dublin Simpkin Marshall Hamillton Kent & Co 1867 First Edition Hard Back Black Almost Fine Ex-Library 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall 
A very scarce book on the history and tales of county Wexford. A good later library binding gilt titles on spine with gilt library numbers to base, blind stamp on corner of front board library book plate to fpd of the Manchester library and trace of library pocket now removed , blind stamp to title page otherwise a very good copy indeed. 372pp. 
Price: 202.50 EUR
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Don Sebastian, or the House of Braganza, Porter, Miss Anna Maria
68 Porter, Miss Anna Maria Don Sebastian, or the House of Braganza
London Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme & Brown 1809 First Edition Half Calf Fine 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall 
A fine rare set of four volumes by Anna Maria Porter, b1780-d1832 . She was the daughter of surgeon in the Irish army who died young, her mother struggeled to bring her, her sister & brother up but the girls became authors and the brother an artist of some note. Vol 1, 358 pp, vol 2 , 303pp, vol, 3, 303pp. vol 4, 320pp. All in lovely condition with tan leather spine and corners black title & vol label gilt tiltes, ruling & bands, boards a duck egg blue with tiny gold flecks. (Charming book plate in each volume of Margaret Rutledge Nee Bruen she was married to the Rev Francis Ruttledge rector of Kilmaine Co Mayo Ireland ) RARE. 
Price: 697.50 EUR
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69 Rev .G.N. Wright,M.A. The Shores and Islands of the Mediterranean
London Fisher & Son 1839 First Edition Half Calf Very Good 4to, Heavy, So a Bit Extra Post Sir Grenville Temple, Bart, W. L. Leitch, Esq, Major Irton, & Lieut T Allen, R.E. 
A very scarce book of superb 64 steel engravings of the mediterranean towns, ports, city`s , & ruins, handsomely bound in a contemporary red leather binding with seven raised bands heavily decorated with gilt lines decorations and titles on a black label with blind decorations in the compartments, blind & gilt rulings edging the green buckrum boards. Includes the fold out map of the Mediterranean dated 1839. 156pp. 
Price: 607.50 EUR
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70 Rev Charles Williams Dogs & Their Ways.
London Geoge Routledge 1863 First Edition Decorative Cloth Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Woodcuts 
Scarce book. Original binding spine faded corners bumped. Presentation label for 1885. See more dog books on our websitevanessaparkerrarebooks.com 
Price: 63.00 EUR
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71 Robert Browning Dramas By Robert Browning.
London George Routledge & Sons 1902 First Hard Back Red Cloth Very Good No Jacket 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall Previous Owners Signature.
Some foxing through out, 480 pages of classic work. 
Price: 22.50 EUR
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72 Robert Louis Stevenson The Master of Ballantrae
London Cassell 1889 First Edition Hard Back Red Decorated Boards Very Good 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Bound in red cloth the front board has two gentlemen and the title in black, faded spine has title and crossed swords and a candlestick in black and gilt bumped corners. Lovely book plate of a former owner. 332 pp. plus adverts at rear. 
Price: 130.50 EUR
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73 Rose a Palmer The North American Indians. An Account of the American Indians North of Mexico, Compiled from the Original Souces.
New York Smithsonian Institutionseries Inc 1929 First . Patrons Edition. Vellum Very Good 8vo Thick & Heavy Extra Postage Illustated with Photographs & Colour Plates. 
A finely bound book in vellum with profuse gilt emblems & titles on front board & spine spine has been pulled at top but glued back. A handsome scarce edition. See more books on our websitevanessarparkerrarebooks.com 
Price: 67.50 EUR
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74 Rudyard Kipling A Book of Words, Selections from Speeches and Addresses Delivered Between 1906 & 1927
London Macmillan 1928 First Edition Hard Back Red Very Good Very Good 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
This selection of speeches is in almost fine condition the original dj just a tad edge worn. 299pp , t.e.g. 
Price: 89.10 EUR
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75 Rudyard Kipling A Diversity of Creatures
London Macmillan 1917 First Edition Hard Back Red Buckrum Very Good Very Good 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
A fine copy of this scarce first edition with its original dj just a little edge worn. 442 pp. t.e.g. 
Price: 112.50 EUR
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76 Rudyard Kipling Collected Dog Stories
London Macmillan 1934 First Edition Hard Back Red Cloth Very Good No Jacket 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall G L Stampa Book Plate of Former Owner.
A very bright copy with gilt title on spine and front board with sitting terrier also in gilt. 278pp. 
Price: 72.00 EUR
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77 Rudyard Kipling The Brushwood Boy
London Macmillan 1907 First Edition Hard Back Green Very Good No Dj 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall F h Townsend 
Boards a little damp stained, gilt titles to spine gilt picture of the brushwood boy crying out in a circle, 12 charming colour plates by Towsend , 92pp. printed on one side only. Book is clean bright and tight. 
Price: 40.50 EUR
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78 Rudyard Kipling The Five Nations
London Methuen & Co 1903 First Edition Hard Back Red Cloth Very Good No Jacket 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
The spine is a little sunned and the first & last few pages a little foxed as is usually the case. 
Price: 40.50 EUR
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79 Rudyard Kipling The Phantom Rickshaw & Other Tales.
London Sampson low, marston&co 1890 First English Edition Quarter Leather Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Signature & Inscription of Previous Owner
Other tales include - 1) The Phantom Rickshaw. 2) Under the Deodars. 3) Wee Willie Winkie. 4) In Black & White. 5) The Story of the Gadsbys. 6) Soldiers Three. 
Price: 76.50 EUR
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80 Rudyard Kipling The Story of the Gadsbys. a Tale Without a Plot.
Allahabad A h Wheeler & Co Indian Railway Library. No 2 1888 First Edition Pictorial Wraps Very Good 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
A very rare copy in the original paper wraps first edition first printing, one small chip on front two signs of a tear across the hinge but not very noticable , trace of a signature in blue at top of cover, very faint rear board has some brown rust staining & bottom corner missing reducing back to 5 pages not effecting text, all that said a very good copy indeed and interior is very clean & almost fine. email for photo`s. 
Price: 607.50 EUR
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