Monday, March 15, 2010

Ireland and & the Irish: Books & Map(s) for Sale: Happy St. Patrick's Day!






Legends of Kerry [Ireland]


1. Croker, T. Crofton & Sigerson Clifford - Legends of Kerry. Ireland: Geraldine Press, 1972. Soft cover Book Condition: Very Good-. Mass Market size Paperback. Edgewear/rubbing, prev owner's name on title page. Includes reproductions of the original lithographs and engravings (beautiful), and has the lithographed endpapers. "All the best loved legends of the Kingdom appear in this collection which brings together two of Ireland's most famous folk writers! Out of print. Bookseller Inventory #001829. Price: $20.

More Irish Fairy Tales

2. De Valera, Sinead - More Irish Fairy Tales. Pan Books, United Kingdom, 1979. Mass Market Paperback. Book Condition: Good. Julek Heller (illustrator). Some wear to covers from handling. "Ten more strange and wonderful stories of magical spells and emerald trees, of witches and mighty kings, from the land of pixies and fairies and the strangest of sorceries." Bookseller Inventory #001856. Price: $8.

An Irish Childhood

3. Jeffares, A. Norman & Kamm, Antony - An Irish Childhood: An Anthology. Collins, London, 1987. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. An anthology of [over 100 pieces] memories and impressions of childhood by all the best loved Irish writers, letters, poems, articles, excerpts from autobiographies and novels which gives a clear view of the dynamic tradition of Irish literature that runs from the pagan bards to the writers of today. Jonathan Swift, Molly Keane, J.M. Synge, Lady Gregory, W.B. Yeats and Flann O'Brien, Samuel Beckett, George Bernard Shaw and others. 384 pages. Previous owner's gift inscription on front free endpaper. Bookseller Inventory #002058. Price: $17.

Shamrock & the Spear: Tales & Legends from Ireland

4. Pilkington, F.M. - Shamrock & Spear: Tales and Legends from Ireland. NY: Holt, Rinehart & Winston, 1968, 1968. Hard Cover. Very Good/Good. 1st American. Illustrated by Leo and Diane Dillon. From this teeming treasury of Irish folklore, Pilkington has drawn 23 enchanting legends and tales, some romantic, some heroic, some richly com ic, but all sharing in common the supernatural forces which are nver very far away - and often step right into the lives of the characters of the tales! Cover art and illustrated throughout by Leo and Diane Dillon, who have been producing stunning illustrations for books, album covers, posters, advertisements and other media since 1957. Today they are prolific as ever. This husband and wife collab orative team are the only artists to win the prestigious Caldecott medal for childrens book illustrations two years in a row. Decorated boards with matching dustjacket, dj has some short tears and one corner-chip. 177 pages. Bookseller Inventory #000731. Price: $15.

Book with Map of Ireland

5. Praeger, Robert Lloyd - The Way that I Went: An Irishman in Ireland. Hodges, Figgis & Co Ltd, Dublin, 1947. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Light blue cloth, gilt stamped titling on spine. Includes 38 photographic plates illustrations plus 12 in-text illus and an EXCELLENT fold-out map! Chapter topics include: Ireland, Donegal, The Volcanic North, Mid-Ulster, The Silurian Region (Down, Armagh, Louth, Monaghan, Cavan), The Limestone Plateau (Leitrim & Sligo), Connemara and the Hills of Mayo, The land of Naked Limestone (Clare, East Galway, East Mayo), In the Central Plain (North Tipperary, Leix, Offaly, Westmeath, Longford, Roscommon), The Region of the Pale (Dublin, Kildare, Meath), The Wicklow Highlands, The South-East, From Cork to Limerick, The Kerry Highlands, Explanatory Note on Geological Terms, Index. 416 pages. Written by Ireland's greatest field botanist and published in 1937, this enduring celebration of the Irish landscape is the result of five years of weekends spent walking a mazy 5000 miles across the hills and bogs. Bookseller Inventory #002057. Price: $29.

Map of Ireland

6. Speed, John - KINGDOME OF IRLAND: Ireland as it was, & is Inhabited, the Site & Commodities of the Lland Described and Declared [MAP]. Bord Failte, Dublin, 1966. Map  Condition: Very Good- Color map folds open to approx 16 1/2" x 20 1/2" in size. This reproduction has the errata slip telling of the reproduction printed at Dollard Printinghouse, Dublin in 1966. Folded with color map on the inside and text pages 137 and 138 on the verso. One corner has a half inch straight-tear next to the fold that affects both edges. If framed would probably not show. An affordable facsimile edition of this rare map from Speed's "A Prospect of the Most Famous Parts of the World." originally issued London, 1676. Lower left corner states "Jodicus Hondius celavit". This famous and most decorative map of Ireland which has a double row of costumes in a left side panel, a large title cartouche flanked by winged cherubs, numerous sea creatures and tall sailing ships, a beautiful engraving technique, etc. READY TO BE FRAMED! Bookseller Inventory #A10634. Price: $50.

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