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DUBLIN CITY BOOKFAIR

Dublin City Book Fair
Easter Monday 1st April
Tara Towers Hotel
Merrion Road

(Just Past Vincents Hospital on the right)
From 11am. – 5pm.
Admission €2.00.
N.B. On arrival collect your free parking permit at desk if arriving by car.

Dear Booklover,
Our only Bank Holiday Fair of the year takes place as above and we are looking forward to welcoming our many regulars and friends. We expect to have a full house with several dealers exhibiting only on this date.
Our dealers have some very scarce items which you may find interesting, a small few of which are listed below.
Joe Collins Rare Books has in keeping with the times Plunkett, James (James Plunkett Kelly) : The Eagles and the Trumpets and other Stories

Dublin ‘The Bell’ 1954. 76pp 215x140mm original printed wrappers.

This collection of short stories is James Plunkett’s first separate publication It was issued in place of Vol.XIX, No. 9 of "The Bell" magazine. Anthony Cronin, who was associate editor of the magazine at the time and who writes the preface to this collection, praises Plunkett for the realism and modernity that he brings to an Irish fiction which had been lately dominated by the primitive, the romantic and the nostalgic.
Plunkett, James : Big Jim - A Play for Radio

Dublin Martin O'Donnell 1955 70pp 215x135mm original cloth with dust-jacket.
A fine copy of the first edition of an early work by James Plunkett which lays the foundation for the huge critical and commercial success of his novel "Strumpet City".
And a very scarce Dublin printing, 1790, of Aphorisms on Man, by John Caspar Lavater, with the fine engraved plates by P Maguire after William Blake, [who engraved the plates for the first edition of 1788].

Schull Books have a fine first edition copy of “Strumpet City”, a seminal book on Dublin , Big Jim Larkin and the Lockout of 1913 which has been adopted as “One Book for Dublin”

A Kilkenny dealer has on offer a few fairly esoteric items:- 1. The oldest profession in the world
First edition USA 1929
By Wm.J. Robinson M.D.
2. Habit and Health a Book of Golden Hints for middle age
By Guy Beddoes London 1890
3. Homes Made and Marred a Book for Working Men and their Wives
By Lucy Ellen Guernsey, Religious Society London 1873
4. The French Cook, A System of Fashionable and Ecoomicical Cookery
adapted to the use of English Families
By Louis Eustache Ude, London 1829.

Dave Downes of Dublin Bookbrowsers has :-
Two separate interesting cheques with original signatures of Charles Dickens & Michael Collins; 1st edition of Seamus Heaney’s Death of a Naturalist SIGNED by Heaney & presented to Richard Murphy who has also SIGNED & annotated the book. Plus the usual great value books at unbeatable prices.

Helen Litton, well known author has just published her latest book “Edward Daly”, Edward Daly is one of the legendary revolutionaries who participated in the 1916 Easter Rising. She traces Edward ‘Ned’ Daly’s life from childhood to commander within The Volunteers, outlining his arrest and execution at the hands of the British. Helen is launching the book at the Book Fair and will be signing copies

Refreshments are available in the HOTEL and we welcome everyone to the Book Fair. Bring along your old books for a valuation (Or simply a list) Valuations are free at the Fair to visitors.
There will be our usual ad in the Fine Art pages of the Irish Times on Saturday so do drop in and bring a friend on Easter Monday for a very pleasant browse and possibly an opportunity to find a little rarity.
N.B Venue is wheelchair friendly, no steps.
Looking forward to seeing all and hope you can make it. Any queries don’t hesitate to contact me, Eddie Murphy at 087-2567908 or Barbara O’Connell at 028-37317 or Jim Vallely at 048-37-526938.

Our website: www.dublincitybookfair.com gives dates for all of 2013.
Eddie and Kay Murphy lyonshillbooks@eircom.net

Dublin City Book Fair, Easter Monday 1st April, Tara Towers Hotel, Merrion Road. From 11am. – 5pm. Admission €2.00.


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