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The Irish Sword; Journal of the Military History Society of Ireland (Winter, 1982), Murtagh, Harman (editor)
21 Murtagh, Harman (editor) The Irish Sword; Journal of the Military History Society of Ireland (Winter, 1982)
Dublin, Ireland The Military History Society of Ireland 1982 Volume XV, No. 59 soft cover Very Good condition 
I am very fond of this magazine, of which I have maybe five issues. I got them all at the same time and never saw another since! The peache color cover is very clean, as are the pages and page edges with no names or writing. There's a color plate at frontis and additional black and white photographs within the text, all printed on quality coated paper. The articles include the followibng: The Irish Soldier: A Propaganda Paper; Description of a Rebel for 1798; Guns in Medieval and Tudor Ireland; Major General Sir Charles James Napier; Alexander O'Reilly, an Irish Soldier in the Service of Spain; French Eye-Witnesses of the Boyne; St. Patrick's Day, New York City, 1861. magazine is pristibne inside and out and no spine crease and no names or writing. Measures 7" x 9-1/2"". OVERSEAS ORDERS WELCOME. PLEASE CONTACT ME WITH DESTINATION FOR AN EXACT SHIPPING CHARGE. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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The Irish Sword Winter, 1974, Murtaugh, Harman (editor)
22 Murtaugh, Harman (editor) The Irish Sword Winter, 1974
Dublin, Ireland The Military History Society of Ireland 1974 Volume XI, No. 45 soft cover Very good condition 
Clean and tightly bound journal, a publication of the Military History Society of Ireland. This issue's articles include these: The Irish Transvaal Brigades; Cromwell at Drogheda; Campo Santo --The Darkling Plain 1743; A Proposed Irish Regiment and Standard 1796; Military Music, 1691; The Shannonbridge Fortifications; and Two Galleys of the Shannon 1571. Illustrated with black and white photograophs. Journal measures 7" x 9-3/4". 
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Legends of Killarney (1920's), O'Cahill, Donal
23 O'Cahill, Donal Legends of Killarney (1920's)
Killarney, Ireland Self-published 1920's eight edition soft cover Very good 
This is a charming little booklet filled with stories of the legends of Killarney published by the author and printed by the The Kerryman Limited of Tralee, Republic of Ireland. It measures 4-1/2"x7" and the cover art was rendered by Fergus O'Ryan. The booklet was likely made for the tourist trade as many of the ads are for hotels, bars, and various travel aids. The stories include, but aren't limited to: the origin of the Killarney Lakes, the legend of Muckross Abbey, O'Donaghue and the Devil; Fionn MacCumhal and the Welsh Giant, Tom Coghlan and the Leprechaun, The Maid of Ross, and The Sage of Innesfallen. 20 stories in all. 44 pages, plus ads at back. Clean as a whistle with just a tiny tear to side ege of back cover repaired by me with the tiny piece of archival tape. 
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Blarney Castle The Story of A Legend (1989), Pettit, Dr. Sean
24 Pettit, Dr. Sean Blarney Castle The Story of A Legend (1989)
County Cork, Ireland Blarney Castle Estate 1989 Card cover Fine condition 
This is a pretty little souvenir and booklet sold to travelers who wait in line to kiss the Blarney Stone and roam the beauty of the magical grounds and also its manor house. I was there once, but I skipped the Stone because my Irish grandfather always told me I will never need to do it. The idea is to get "the gift of gab", but I was born with THAT and haven't stopped talking yet! The booklet is charming with 51 pages measuring a diminutive 4"x7". Much information in a little package. 
Price: 9.95 USD
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Treasures of Early Irish Art 1500-B.C. to 1500 A.D. Plus Commentary Booklet (1978), Professor Franch Mitchell
25 Professor Franch Mitchell Treasures of Early Irish Art 1500-B.C. to 1500 A.D. Plus Commentary Booklet (1978)
Washington D.C. Metropolitan Museum of Art 1978 0870991647 / 9780870991646 Second printing Car cover Vary Good condition 
The main exhibition book is lacking in nothing. Gorgeous works of art make every page an immersion in color and design.There is much text on the pages but inside this catalog there's a separate commentary on it too.The exhibition was taken "across the pond" to the United States, though none of these major treasures ever made the trip before -- for good reason. Imagine sending the the Book of Kells, the Ardagh Chalice and the great stone cross from Dysert O'Dea. But traveled they did and returned safely to Ireland. The exhibition catalog measures 8-1/2" x 11" and has 221 pages, pus the extra booklet which covers in 14 counted pages the various eras from prehistoric gold to late medieval Ireland. 
Price: 22.95 USD
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The Irish at Home and Abroad (Two Issues Irish Genealogy, 1998), Radford, Dwight A. (editor)
26 Radford, Dwight A. (editor) The Irish at Home and Abroad (Two Issues Irish Genealogy, 1998)
Salt Lake City, Utah The Irish At Home and Abroad 1998 Volume 4, Number 3; Volume 5, No.2. soft cover Very good condition 
I wish I had more of these, but they were mixed in with a box of Ohio genealogy magazines. This magazine is a quarterly and what we have here is the third quarter issue of 1997 and the second quarter of 1998. The 1997 issue offers these articles: Richard Griffith and His Valuations of Ireland; Registration of Births, Marriages, and Deaths in Canada; Irish Emigrant Passenger List; Researching Catholic Nuns, Brothers and Priests in the U.S. For Place Origin; County Kilkenny; Irish Immigration to Argentina; Heritage Centres in Ireland; and Early Scots-Irish Research in Tennessee (1768-1840). The 1998 issue is a great follow-up to the other because the main article is "Is There More In Griffith's Valuation Than Just Names?". Other topics are Priests, Nuns and Brothers in Ireland; Irish Immigrants Among Three Minority Religions; County Clare; Irish Records of Australian Convicts; What To Do if Only the County in Ireland is Known; and Internet Resources for Irish Research. Both magazines are clean and nice. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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James Joyce Quarterly Spring 1991, Robert Spoo, Editor
27 Robert Spoo, Editor James Joyce Quarterly Spring 1991
Tulsa, Oklahoma University of Tulsa,Oklahoma spring, 1991 Vol. 28, Number 3 Card cover Fine 
I used to find these all the time, but it's been awhile since I've seen the James Joyce Quarterly. The journal measures 6" x 9" and has black and white images at the front. The articles include these: Before Ulysses -- Victorian Iconography of the Odysseus Myth; the Nautilus and the Tower; John Ruskinand and the Victorian Medievalism of James Joyce; Newman in "Oxen"; Incorporating Giacomo Joyce; Twilight in Dublin -- A Look At Joyce's"Nausiccaa"; Decoding in the Dark in "Oxen of the Sun"' Joyce, Euclid and "Ithaca"; and Sophomore Plum(p)s for old Man Moses. 
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The Haw Lantern: Poems by Seamus Heaney, 1987 1st Edition, Seamus Heaney
28 Seamus Heaney The Haw Lantern: Poems by Seamus Heaney, 1987 1st Edition
New York Farrar Straus Giroux 1987 First American Edition Hard cover Very good condition Very good dustjacket 
I love the Irish poets and buy them every time I see them. This one, Seamus Heaney, won the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1995. Heaney lived predomninately in Belfast, Nothern Ireland and then later in Dublin. He died in 2013 at the age of 74. The book measures 5-3/4" x 8-1/2" with 51 pages. There are no names or writing and no bumps to boards. The only fault is a small crease to the bottom of the spine and a bit of light toning to the top back of the jacket. The book looks wonderful in a brand new mylar cover. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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Ireland Photographs by Tom Kelly; A Book of Postcards 1996, Tom Kelly
29 Tom Kelly Ireland Photographs by Tom Kelly; A Book of Postcards 1996
San Francisco. Ca. Pomegranate ArtBooks 1996 0764900242 / 9780764900242 First printing Card cover Very good condition Tom Kelly 
This is a bound book of slightly oversized postcards -- thirty altogether and in full color throughout. Among the scenes are the Wicklow Mts.; Dunkelly, West Cork; Hungry Hill, West Cork; Croagh Patrick, County Mayo; bush and well, Couny Offally; Glendalough, County Wicklow, the Atlantic coast of County Clare; Dunmoe Castle, County Meath and more. 
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Peter Newell American Original: Artist, Illustrator, Humorist 1989, Walker, Gay
30 Walker, Gay Peter Newell American Original: Artist, Illustrator, Humorist 1989
Yale University Library 1989 card cover Very Good 
I have to admit that I had not heard of Peter Newell, but the design and graphic on this attractive exhibition catalog called out to me(in an Irish brogue!). The catalog opens at the front to reveal more art which is explained in a cute, funny verse on the back cover. The catalog itself measures 5-1/2"x9" closed and has 26 pristine pages. It accompanied an exhibit at Yale's Sterling Memorial Library from February through May, 1989. Included are a brief essay about Newell followed by lists of his body of work including his books, books illustrated for others, illustrations done for magazine articles, cartoons in magazines, and miscellanea. 
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