A Gift of Friendship:

The Gareth and Janet Dunleavy Collection of Irish History and Literature

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Abhrain Gradh Chiuge Connacht = or Love Songs of Connacht (Being the Fourth Chapter of the "Songs of Connacht") now for the first time collected, edited, and translated by Douglas Hyde.  London: T.F. Unwin; Dublin: Gill & Son, 1893.

Abhrain Gradh Chiuge Connacht

"This little work . . . of which this is the fourth chapter -- the preceding three having been printed in the now extinct Nation -- was originally written in Irish."   The Irish and English texts appear on opposite pages in this volume, which is bound in wrappers.

Archaeological Survey of the Dingle Peninsula: A Description of the Field Antiquities of the Barony of Corea Dhuibhne from the Mesolithic Period to the 17th Century A.D.By Judith Coppage with Isabel Bennett, et al. Ballyferriter: Buidhreacht Chorea Dhuibhne, 1986.

At the Grave of Fr. Sweetman: Poems of North Wexford and South Wicklow. By James Liddy. Naas, Co. Kildare: Malton Press, Ltd., 1984.

Atlas of Ireland: Prepared under the Direction of the Irish National Committee for Geography. Dublin: Royal Irish Academy, 1979.

This large volume is bound in green cloth with a gilt decoration of the armorial seal of the Irish Royal Academy. The map of Ireland appears on the endpapers.

Baudelaire's Bar Flowers. By James Liddy. Santa Barbara, California: Capra Press, White Rabbit, 1975.

Buadelaire's Bar Flowers (cover)

This volume is number 7 of 50 numbered and signed copies, from an edition of 500 designed and printed by Graham Makintosh.

Beside the Fire; A Collection of Irish Gaelic Folk Stories. Ed., Tr., and Annotated by Douglas Hyde . . . with Additional Notes by Alfred Nutt. London: D. Nutt, 1890.

Beside the Fire; A Collection of Irish Gaelic Fold Stories

Irish and English texts appear on opposite pages. A publisher’s advertisement is inserted on p. ii.

An Bliadain = The Year/ le Dubglas de h-Ide; [Sketches by Mrs. Una Sealy (nee Hyde)]. Dublin: Colm O. Lochlainn, 1944.

An Bliadain = The Year

The cover title includes the phrase, "in memoriam Aimhirgin Veterrimi Vatis Ultoniae." The back cover includes the note, "Printed for the President by Colm O. Lochlainn . . . Dublin." The pamphlet is housed in a case with the spine title, "Christmas Greetings from Douglas Hyde, 1939-1944.

Brendan Behan’s Island: An Irish Sketch-book. With Drawings by Paul Hogarth. New York: B. Geis Associates: Distributed by Random House, 1962.

This volume is the first printing, with the author’s autograph presentation, "To Janet." Bound in cloth with gilt lettering on the spine, with bookjacket.

Brendan Behan’s Island (front cover) Brendan Behan’s Island (back cover) Brendan Behan’s Island Brendan Behan’s Island

Butcher's Dozen. By Thomas Kinsella. Dublin: Peppercanister, 1972.

Butcher's Dozen (cover)Butcher's Dozen

This pamphlet is bound in a beige wrapper and printed in red and black ink. Printed by the Elo Press Ltd. This poem appeared in response to the January 30, 1972 deaths of thirteen Irish civil rights demonstrators in Derry. The author wrote in the postscript to Fifteen Dead, when the poem was republished, "The pressures were special, the insult strongly felt, and the timing vital if the response was to matter..."

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