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Beckett, Samuel, Stirrings Still (New York: Blue Moon Books in association with John Calder Publications Ltd., London 1988). Limited edition of 200 numbered copies, signed by the author and artist on colophon (26 proofs lettered A to Z hors commerce). One original two-tone sanguine lithograph frontispiece Study of Samuel Beckett, and eight original black and white lithographic brush drawings, on handmade deckle edged Velin de Rives made by Arjomari, France. Printed by the Atelier Chave, Vence. Samuel Beckett's valedictory work designed by Peter Wildbur for Barney Rosset and John Calder. Text set by Apex Typesetting Limited in Monotype Garamond 156, printed by lithography by Pierre Chave. Large folio, page size 33.3 x 22.5 cm, quarter bound in parchment by Etablissements Dermont-Duval, Paris. Natural linen and cotton boards, gold stamped in a design by the artist. Housed in publisher's matching slipcase.

Beckett, Samuel, Poems 1930-1989 (London: John Calder Publications Ltd., 2002). Limited edition of 100 numbered proofs, signed by the artist on colophon (copies 91-100 hors-commerce). One original two-tone sanguine lithograph frontispiece Study of Samuel Beckett, on Rives, printed by Pierre Chave, Atelier Chave, Vence. Bound by Kenny Bindery, Galway in quarter goatskin, raised bands, hand tooled spine, top edge gilt and marble boards. Housed in publisher's matching slipcase.

Carpenter, Andrew, ed., preface by Seamus Heaney, Eight Irish Writers (Co. Dublin: Andrew carpenter, 1981). Limited edition of 100 proofs (25 hors-commerce, additional display edition, without text, of 15 Artist's proofs). Eight charcoal drawings printed by collotype lithography of W. B. Yeats, J. M. Synge, James Joyce, Francis Stuart, Samuel Beckett, Thomas Kinsella, John Montague, Seamus Heaney. Each sheet individually signed and numbered by the artist on Rives, 32.8 x 27.9 cm, inserted in folded sheet with poem, 32.9 x 55.8 cm. Printed by Imprimerie Arte Adrien Maeght, Paris. Folio, unboun, boxed by J.F. Newman & Sons Ltd.

Clarke, Austin, Poetry in Modern Ireland, Colm Ó Lochlainn for the Cultural Relations Committee of Ireland (Dublin: The Sign of the Three Candles, 1951). Six original pen and brush illustrations. Illustrated grey wraps.

Campbell, J. J., Legends of Ireland (London: Batsfords, 1955). Fifty-seven original two-tone pen and brush illustrations. Original illustrated boards, dust jacket.

Heaney, Seamus, Ugolino (Co. Dublin: Andrew Carpenter, 1979). Limited edition of 125 copies, signed by the author, artist, designer and publisher on colophon. Two original photo-lithographs, frontis and tail, on Penshurst light toned wove, Hayle Mill, Maidstone, printed by Irish Printers Ltd. Designed by Liam Miller, text composed in 14 point Pilgrim with Perpetua titling, printed letterpress at The Dolmen Press, Dublin. Bound by Museum Bookbinders, Dublin in black goatskin, letter stampted on front. Housed in matching slipcase.

Joyce, James, Dubliners [Robert Scholes' 1967 corrected edition] (Mountrath, Co. Laois: Dolmen Editions, Dolmen Press Ltd, 1986). Limited edition of 500 numbered copies, signed by the artist on colophon (copies 401-500 hors-commerce). Ninety black and white lithographic brush drawings on white wove mouldmade rag specially made at Saint Cuthbert's Mill, Somerset, printed at the September Press, Wellingborough England by Christopher Skelton and Alan Bultitude. Designed by Liam Miller. The text is composed in Monotype cutting of the Joanna typeface designed by Eric Gill, printed in letterpress. Imperial octavo, cased in full natural Irish linen lettered in gold and stamped on each side in a design by the artist. Housed in publisher's hazel-brown cloth slipcase. Hardback/ paperback trade editions (Dublin: Lilliput Press, 1992). Shadows, PORTFOLIO EDITION, containing twenty-two lithographic drawings selected from Dubliners illustrating scenes from Joyce's Dublin. Published by Dolmen Press. Limited edition of 35 proofs on sheets of handmade Japanese paper, 32 x 45 cm. Each proof numbered and dated by the artist (10 proofs hors-commerce, 5 Artist's proofs). Printed by the Atelier Chave, Vence. Large folio, unbound with title page. Boxed by Museum Bookbinders, Dublin in natural Irish linen boards, stamped in white in a design by the artist.

Kinsella, Thomas, trans., The Táin, Dolmen Edition IX (Dublin: Dolmen Press, 1969). Limited edition of 1,750 copies (incl. 50 Deluxe copies). 123 black and white lihographic brush drawings on paper specially made by Swiftbrook Paper Mills, Co. Dublin, reproduced by line block, The National Engraving Company. Printed by Liam Browne, Dolmen Press, Dublin, bound by Hely Thom, Dublin. Designed by Liam Miller, text composed in fourteen point Pilgrim and ten point Pilgrim with Perpetua and Felix titlings. Tall octavo, black cloth boards, stamped in white in a design by the artist, illustrated dust-jacket. Housed in publisher's slipcase with papered boards illustrated in a design by the artist. Deluxe Edition, Dolmen Edition IX (Dublin: The Dolmen Press, 1969). Limited to 50 numbered copies, signed by author, artist and designer on colophon. Extra suite of 'Warp Spasm' lithographic brush drawings on three consecutive opening pages. Bound by Desmond Smith, Irish University Press Bindery to a design by Liam Miller. Vermilion oasis niger goatskin, boards stamped in gold on front and back in a design by the artist. Housed in publisher's black cloth boxed-case. Hardback Trade Edition (Oxford/New York: O.U.P., in association with the Dolmen Press Limited, Dublin, 1970). Only thirty three illustrations retained photographically reproduced from the original edition. Black cloth boards, stamped in white in a design by the artist with illustrated dust-jacket. Paperback Editions, O.U.P., Oxford/New York, 1972 (31 reprints to 2005). Thirty illus. retained. Library Edition (Mountrath, Portlaoise: The Dolmen Press, in association with the University Press of Pennsylvania Press, 1985). One hundred and eight illustrations photographically reduced by 11% from the original limited edition. Printed and bound by Leinster Leader Ltd. Black cloth over boards, stamped in white in a design by the artist with illustrated dust-jacket. Foreign Editions: Der Rinderraub, Susanne Schaup, trans. (Heimeran Verlag, Munich/Rütten & Loening, Berlin in association with the Dolmen Press, 1976). One hundred and fourteen full-scale illustrations. Tall octavo, white cloth over boards, stamped in black in a design by the artist with illustrated dust-jacket. La Razzia, Jean-Philippe Imbert, trans. (Tours: Alfil Editions, 1996). Thirty illus. retained, paperback. El Táin, Pura López Colomé, trans. (Mexico: Smurfit Group, 2001). Fully illustrated hardback and paperback editions. The Táin. PORTFOLIO EDITION, consisting of three different sets of twelve black and white lithographic brush drawings. Five 'Individual Subjects' and four chromo-lithographic 'Epic Shields' separate. Limited edition of 70 proofs (1 artist's proof), each sheet individually signed, dated and numbered by the artist - including portfolio numbers (I, II, & III). Printed by Frank O'Reilly, Dublin, on Swiftbrook paper, each sheet 54 x 38 (38 x 54) cm. Large folio, unbound with title pages and black interleaves. Boxed by Museum Bookbinders, Dublin, black boards stamped in white in a design by the artist.

Laverty, Maura, Kind Cooking, with a section on diet by Sybil le Brocquy (Published by The Kerryman for Maura Miscellanies; London: Longmans 1946 - published abroad as Maura Laverty's Cookery Book (NY & Toronto: Longmans, Green & Co. 1947). Two-tone decorations by Louis le Brocquy, cover and chapter headings.

Lambert, Gene; Theo Dorgan, eds., The Great Book of Ireland (Clashganna Mills Trust Ltd., in association with Poetry Ireland Ltd., 1991). Single volume containing work by 140 poets, 120 painters and 9 composers. One original watercolour on paper signed and dated by the artist, Image of Samuel Beckett, laid on vellum handmade by Joe Katz, opposit the poem Da tagte es by Samuel Beckett (from Echo's Bones and Other Precipitates, 1935). Calligraphy by Denis Brown. Bound by Anthony Cains. Housed in a box by Eric Pearce with Irish silver clasp by Brian Clarke.

Madden le Brocquy, Anne, Louis le Brocquy, A Painter Seeing his Way (Dublin: Gill & Macmillan, 1994). Special Edition, limited to 100 numbered copies, signed by author on title page. One original two-tone sanguine lithograph frontispiece signed, numbered and dated by the artist, Image of Self, on Rives, printed by Pierre Chave, Atelier Chave, Vence. Half-bound in vellum by Antiquarian Book Crafts, cotton board, stamped in gold in a design by the artist. House in publishers matching slipcase.

Madden-Simpson, Jeremy, The No Word Image, Richard Kearney, ed. (Dublin: Eason & Son, 1987). Limited edition of 500 copies (Hardback: 1-100, Paperback: 101-500). One original two-tone lithograph frontispiece signed and numbered by the artist, Man as Dancer. Designed by Raymond Kyne Design Associates, printed by A. Folens & Co. Ltd. Hardback: Tall octavo, grey boards with dust-jacket.

O'Grady, Desmond, The Gododdin, Dolmen Editions XXVI (Dublin: The Dolmen Press, 1977). Limited edition of 650 copies. Thirty eight black and white lithographic brush drawings on Zerkall mouldmade paper. Designed by Liam Miller, text composed in Baskerville typeface. Bound in black cloth boards, stamped in white in a design by the artist with illustrated dust-jacket.

Synge, John Millington, Stanley Sultan, ed., The Playboy of the Western World (Barre, Massachusetts: Imprint Society, 1970). Limited edition of 1950 copies. Six polychrome lithographic brush drawings, Image of Christy Mahon repeated as frontispiece, on Glastonbury Antique Laid manufactured by Grosvenor Charter Ltd., Flintshire, printed by the Dolmen Press, Dublin. Designed by Liam Miller, text composed in 14 on 16 point Linotype Pilgrim and handset Perpetua types. Tall octavo, yellow cloth boards, stamped in gold in a design by the artist. Housed in publisher's matching slipcase with wrap-around band. ---- Six Masks for The Playboy of the Western World, PILLAR PRINT EDITION. Limited to 75 copies, each sheet signed, numbered and dated by the artist. Six black and white aquatints (in descending order) Image of Christy Mahon, Michael James, Pegeen Mike, the Widow Quinn, Shawn Keogh and Old Mahon, on handmade Japanese paper, each sheet 26 x 27.5 cm, laid on Rives, 177 x 45 cm, printed by Imprimerie Arte Adrien Maeght, Paris, 1971.

Walker, Dorothy, Louis le Brocquy (Dublin: Ward River Press, 1981; London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1982). Special Edition, limited to 125 copies. One original colour lithograph frontispiece signed, numbered and dated by the artist, Study towards an Image of Samuel Beckett, on Arches paper, printed by Pierre Chave, Atelier Chave, Vence. Bound by Museum Bookbinders, Dublin in vellum and cloth boards, stamped in a design by the artist. Housed in publisher's black cloth boxed-case.