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The Winthrop Palmer Collection of French and Irish Rare Books:
Anthologies and Collections



Anthology of Mexican Poetry. Translated by Samuel Beckett. Complied by Octavio Paz. Preface by C. M. Bowra. Bloomington, Indiana: Indiana University Press, 1958. (UNESCO Collection of Representative Works: Latin American Series). 1st edition. (c.t.: Mexican Poetry: An Anthology).

An Anthology of Pure Poetry. Edited with an Introduction By George Moore. New York: Boni and Liveright Inc., 1924. 1st American edition. Limited to 1,000 numbered copies. This is no. 478. Signed by Moore.

Arikha. Texts by Richard Channin, André Fermigier, Robert Hughes, Jane Livingston, Barbara Rose, and Samuel Beckett. Interviews: Barbara Rose, Joseph Shannon, Maurice Tuchman. With 189 illustrations. Paris: Hermann, 1985. 1st edition.

Articulations: Poetry, Philosophy, and the Shaping of Culture. Seamus Heaney, includes Heaney's essay: "Holding Patterns...". Royal Irish Academy Cunningham Medal: 28 January, 2008. Dublin: Royal Irish Academy, 2008. 1st edition limited to 500 numbered copies. This is no. 110 of 450 signed by the President of the Royal Irish Academy.

As No Other Dare Fail: for Samuel Beckett on his 80th Birthday by his friends and admirers. London: John Calder; New York: Riverrun Press [1986]. 1st edition limited to an unspecified number of copies. This is no. 18. Ownership of Charles Monteith, one of the contributors. Includes Beckett's reminiscence: "The Capital of the Ruins".

At Six O'clock in the Silence of Things... A festschrift for James Simmons. Belfast: Lawping Publications. Portmuck, Islandmagee, Antrimi: The Poet's House, 1993. 1st edition. Signed by Simmons.

The Best Plays of 1955-1956. Edited by Louis Kronenberger. Illustrated with photographs and with drawings by Hirschfield. New York and Toronto: Dodd, Mead & Company, 1956. 1st edition. (The Burno Mantle Yearbook). Includes an excerpt of Samuel Beckett's "Waiting for Godot".

Best Short Stories from the Paris Review. Introduction by William Styron. Includes "Stones" (extract from Molloy) by Samuel Beckett. New York: E. P. Dutton & Co. Inc., 1959. "First Edition".

The Birmingham Six: An Appalling Vista. Edited by Oscar Gilligan. Dublin: Literéire Publishers, 1990. 1st edition, limited to 100 numbered copies. This is no. 63. Signed by contributors: Louis le Brocquey, Seamus Deane, Paul Durkin, Patrick Galvin, Seamus Heaney, Thomas Kinsella, and Frances Stuart. Includes an excerpt from Heaney's "The Cure at Troy"; a version of Sophocles' "Philoctetes".

Bitter Harvest: An Anthology of Contemporary Irish Verse. Selected and Introduced by John Montague. New York: Charles Schribner's Sons, 1989. 1st American edition. Uncorrected proof copy. Inscribed by Montague. Signed by Derek Mahon and Paul Muldoon at their contributions.

A Book of Irish Verse: selected from modern writers with an introduction and notes by W. B. Yeats. London: Metheun and Co., 1895. 1st edition.

The Book of Rhymers' Club. London: Elkin Mathews at the Sign of the Bodley Head, 1892. Limited to 450 copies of which 350 are for sale. 1st edition. (c.f. The Second Book of the Rhymers' Club).

Brian Bourke: Five Decades 1960s-2000s. Dublin: The Lilliput Press, 2012. Includes contribution by Seamus Heaney, Eva Bourke, Desmond Egan [et al.]. 1st edition, limited to 250 numbered copies. This is no. 93. Signed by Bourke.

The Bright Wave. An Tonn Gheal: Poetry in Irish Now. Edited by Dermot Bolger. Introduction by Alan Titley. Dublin: Raven Arts Press, 1986. 1st edition.

Broadsides: A Collection of New and Old Songs. Song by W. B. Yeats, James Stephens, F. R. Higgins, Frank O Connor, Lynn Doyle, Bryan Guiness, Padriac Colum. Illustrations by Jack B. Yeats [et al.]. Music by Arthur Duff. Dublin: The Cuala Press, 1935. 1st edition limited to 100 copies. Signed by Yeats and Higgins.

Celebration: A Salute to a Visiting Artist. Edited by Jim Fitzgerald. Dublin: Veritas Publications, 1979. 1st Edition. Signed by contributors- Seamus Heaney, Tomás Mac Síomóín, Paul Muldoon, John Hewitt, Richard Murphy, and Michael Longley. Inscribed by Brendan Kennelly and Sydney Bernard Smith.

Charles' Wain: A Miscellany of Short Stories. London: Mallinson [1933]. 1st edition limited to 95 numbered copies, 85 of which are for sale. This is no. 7. Signed by contributors- Sean O'Fadain, Liam O'Flaherty, Einnor O'Duffy, and 15 others.

Come Hither: a collection of rhymes and poems for the young of all ages. Made by Walter de la Mare and embellished by Alec Buckels. New York: Alfred and Knopf [1923]. 1st American edition. Inscribed by de la Mare. Includes poems by Oliver Goldsmith, James Clarence Mangan, Katherine Tynon, and W. B. Yeats.

Contact Collection of Contemporary Writers. Djune Barnes Bryher, Mary Butts, [et al.]. Paris: Contact Editions, Three Mountains Press, 1925. 1st edition. Includes a "work in progress" (4 pp.) by James Joyce.

Dànta idir Ghæilge agus Bhéarla. Includes "Hailstones" by Seamus Heaney. Winston-Salem, North Carolina: Wake Forest University Press, 1984. 1st edition, limited to 275 copies.

Dea Imagistes: An Anthology. New York: Albert and Charles Boni, 1914. 1st edition. Includes James Joyce's poem: "I Hear an Army."

The Dolmen Book of Irish Christmas Stories. Edited by Dermot Bolger. Ann Devlin, Brian Lynch, Pat McCale [et al.]. [Mountrath, Portlaoise] The Dolmen Press [1986]. 1st edition. Signed by Bolger.

Dove - Marks on Stone: Poems for George Mackay Brown. Edited by K. A. Perryman. Schondorf, Germany: Babel, 1996. 1st edition. Includes "A Landfall" by Seamus Heaney.

The Dublin Book of Irish Verse 1728-1909. Edited by John Cooke. Dublin: Hodges, Figgis & Co. London: Henry Frowde, Oxford University Press, 1909. 1st edition. Includes three poems by Joyce, his first anthology appearance.

Dublin Verses by Members of Trinity College. Edited by H. A. Hinkson. Dublin: Hodges, Figgis & Co., 1895. 1st edition. Includes five poems by Oscar Wilde.

Es Tu '82: An Anthology of Modern Irish Writing. [Dublin] Es Tu Press, [1982].

The European Caravan; An Anthology of the New Spirit in European Literature. Compiled and Edited by Samual Putnam, Maida Castelhun Darnton, George Reavey and J. Bronowski. New York: Brewer, Warren & Putnam, 1931. 1st edition. (Part I: France, Spain, England and Ireland). Includes four poems by Samuel Beckett, an excerpt from James Joyce's "Ulysses", and contributions by Guillaume Apollinaire, Jean Cocteau, Tristan Tzara [et al].

Evergreen Review Reader 1957-1966. Editor: Barney Rosset... New York: North Star Line, Blue Moon Books, 1993. 1st edition, 1st printing. Includes Samuel Beckett's "Dante and the Lobster" and "The Expelled".

An Examination of James Joyce. Analyses of the "Work in Progress" by Samuel Beckett, Marcel Brion, Frank Budgen [et al]. Norfolk, Connecticut: New Directions, 1939. 1st American edition. (et. Our Exagmination Round His Factification...).

The Faber Book of Irish Verse. Edited by John Montague. London and Boston: Faber and Faber [1978]. Inscribed by Montague to the Canadian writer Greg Gatenby.

Faceless Monsters. Guest Editor: Nuala Ní Chonchúir. [Dublin]: The Atlantis Collective [2010]. Original Writing. Signed by contributors: Dara O'Foghiúr, Aideen Henry, Alan Cadeen, and Máire T. Robinson.

Fairy and Folk Tales of the Irish Peasantry. Edited and Selected by W. B. Yeats. London: Walter Scott. New York: Thomas Whittaker. Toronto: W. J. Gage & Co., 1888. 1st edition, 1st issue. (The Camelot series, no. 32).

Feathers and Bones: Ten Poets of the Irish Earth. Edited by Sevrin Housen. Sacramento, California: Halcyon Press, [1981]. 1st edition. Inscribed by the editor. Includes six poems by Seamus Heaney.

15 Poems. Published by The Socialist Party, Belfast in Aid of Russian Red Cross. Belfast: Thos. Brough, Cox & Dunn, Printers, 1942. 1st edition. Inscribed by contributor John Hewitt and dated: "9.xi.76".

Fighting Tuesdays; Stories by Fourth Year Students from Larkin Community College. Foreword by Roddy Doyle. Introduction by Hugo Hamilton. [Editors: Emily Firetog, Declan Meade]. Dublin: The Stinging Fly Press & Fighting Words, 2012. 1st edition. Initiated by Doyle and signed by Hamilton.

Finbar's Hotel. Devised and Edited by Dermot Bolger. London: Picador. Dublin: New Island Books, 1997. 1st edition. Signed by the contributors: Dermot Bolger, Anne Enright, Joseph O'Connor, Hugo Hamilton, Roddy Doyle, Colm Tóibin, and Jennifer Johnson.

The First Ten Years: Dublin Arts Festival Poetry. Edited by Peter Fallon and Dennis O'Driscoll. Dublin: Dublin Arts Festival, 1979. 1st edition. Signed by contributor Brendan Kennelly. Includes two poems by Seamus Heaney.

The Four Elements. Four broadsides, each signed by the poet. Includes Seamus Heaney's "The Earth House". Wood-engravings by John O'Connor. [Cheltenham, Gloucestershire]: Printed at the Whittington Press for the Friends of the Cheltenham Festival of Literature [1990]. Edition limited to 125 numbered copies. This is no. 106. (In MC3, Heaney 2).

The Four Elements. Four broadsides, each signed by the poet. Includes Seamus Heaney's "The Water Pause". Wood-engravings by Gwenda Morgan. [Cheltenham]: Printed at the Whittington Press... [1991]. Edition limited to 125 numbered copies. This is no. 51. (In MC3, Heaney 2).

The Four Elements. Four broadsides, each signed by the poet. Includes Seamus Heaney's "The Air Station". Wood-engravings by Miriam Macgregor. [Cheltenham]: Printed at the Whittington Press...[1992]. Edition limited to 125 numbered copies. This is no. 72. (In MC3, Heaney 2).

Four Poets for St. Magnus. George Mackay Brown, Ted Hughes, Seamus Heaney, Christopher Fry. [Stromness, Orkney: The Breckness Press] 1987. 1st edition, limited to 80 numbered copies, out of a total of 100. This is no. 46. Includes holograph texts of each poem in facsimile. Signed by each poet. Includes "In Memoriam" by Seamus Heaney.

Forward into The Past: For May Sarton on Her eightieth Birthday May 3, 1992. Concord, New Hampshire: William B. Ewert, [1992]. 1st edition, limited to 150 copies. Includes "A Wave from the Distance" by Seamus Heaney.

French Writing Today. Edited by Simon Watson Taylor. Harmondsworth, Middlesex: Penguin Books, [1968]. 1st edition. Includes "from Molloy" by Samuel Beckett.

Friendship. Edited by Augustine Martin, Illustration by Ralph Steadman. [London]: Ryan Publishing [1990]. 1st edition. Signed by the illustrator. Includes 'Lessness" by Samuel Beckett.

Good-bye, Twilight: Songs of the Struggle in Ireland. Compiled by Leslie H. Daiken. Woodcutes by Harry A. Kernoff, R.H.A. London: Lawrence & Wishart. 1936. 1st edition.

The Green Room: Stories by Those Who Frequent It. Edited by Clement Scott. London: George Routledge and Songs, 1880. 1st edition. (Rootledge's Christmas Annual). "Contributor's Copy." Includes a translation from the Polish by Oscar Wilde.

Hand and Eye: An Anthology for Sacheverell Sitwell. Edited by Geoffrey Elborn. Edinburgh: The Tagara Press, 1977. 1st edition, limited to 175 numbered copies. This is no. 30. Includes "Imagine si ceci..." by Samuel Beckett and "The Otter" by Seamus Heaney.

Henry-Music. By Henry Crowder. Paris: Hours Press, 1930. 1st edition, limited to 100 numbered copies. This is no. 38. Signed by Crowder. Includes "From the Only Poet to a Shining Whore" by Samuel Beckett. (In MC3, Beckett).

Hill Field: Poems and Memoirs for John Montague on His Sixtieth Birthday, 28 February 1989. Compiled and Edited by Thomas Dillion Redshaw. Minneapolis: Coffee House Press. Oldcastle, Meathy: Gallery Books, 1989. 1st edition, limited to 26 lettered presentation copies. This is copy H. Includes "Song" by Samuel Beckett and "Fosterling" by Seamus Heaney.

Honouring the World: Poetry and Prose. Celebrating Maurice Harmon on his 80th Birthday. [Foreword by Christopher Murray]. [Cliffs of Moher, Clare]: Salmon Poetry, 2010. 1st edition, limited to 250 numbered copies. This is no. 132. Includes "The Conway Stewart" by Seamus Heaney.

How Words See: Some Twentieth-Century Poems about Works of Art. [Edited by Ann Rosener]. Menlto Park, California: Occasional Works, 1998. 1st edition, limited to 80 numbered copies. This is no. 18. Includes poems by Eavan Boland and Eamon Grennan.

Immediate Man: Cuimhnì ar Chearball ó Dálaigh. Edited by Aidan Carl Matthews. [Mountrathd, Portlaoise, Laoise]: The Dolmen Press [1983]. 1st edition. Signed by contributor Brendan Kennelly, and includes pieces by Thomas Kinsella and John Montague.

Invisible Cities: The New Dubliners. A Journey through Unofficial Dublin. Edited by Dermot Bolger. [Illustrated with photographs by Podge O'Farrell]. [Finglae, Dublin]: Raven Arts Press [1988]. 1st edition. Includes contributions by Bolger, Roddy, Doyle, Michael Hartnett [et al.].

Ireland and the Arts. Edited by Tim Pat Coogan. London: Namara Press, 1986. 1st edition. (A special issue of Literary Review). Includes "Sweeney Astray" (extract) by Seamus Heaney.

Ireland: Past and Present. Edited by Brendan Kennelly. Dublin: Gill and Macmillan Ltd., 1986. 1st edition. Signed by Kennelly.

Irish Fairy and Folk Tales. Selected and edited, with introduction, by W.B. Yeats. Twelve illustrations by James Torrance. New York. London and Felling on Tyne: The Walter Scott Publishing Co. [1893].

The Irish Fairy Book. By Alfred Perceval Graves. Illustrated by George Denham. London: T. Fischer Unwin, 1909. 1st edition. Inscribed by Graves.

Irish Fairy Tales. Edited with an introduction by W.B. Yeats. Illustrated by Jack B. Yeats. New York: Cassell Publishing Company, 1892. (The Children's Library). 1st American edition.

Irish Harvest; An Anthology of Prose and Poetry. Edited by Robert Greacen. Dublin: New Frontiers Press, 1946. 1st edition. Includes contributions by Mark Lavin, Lennox Robinson, Elizabeth Bowen, Sean O'Faolain [et al.].

Irish Love-Songs. Selected by Katharine Tynan. London: T. Fischer Unwin, 1892. 1st edition. Includes contributions by Tynan, W.B. Yeats [et al.].

Irish Poetry after Yeats: Seven Poets. Austin Clarke, Patrick Kananagh, Denis Devlin, Richard Murphy, Thomas Kinsella, John Montague, Seamus Heaney. [Portmarnock, Dublin]: Wolfhound Press, 1979. 1st edition.

The Irish Theatre: Lectures Delivered during the Abbey Theatre Festival held in Dublin in August 1938. Edited by Lennox Robinson. London: Macmillan & Co., 1939. 1st edition. Includes contributions by Robinson and Frank O'Connor.

Jack B. Yeats: A Centenary Gathering. by Samuel Beckett, Martha Caldwell, Brian O'Doherty, Ernie O'Malley, Shotaro Oshima, Marilyn Gaddis Rose, and Terence De Vere White. Edited with an introduction by Roger McHugh. Dublin: The Dolmen Press, 1971. 1st edition. (The Tower Series of Anglo-Irish Studies III). Contains Beckett's "MacGreevy on Yeats" and "Homage a Jack B. Yeats' by Samuel Beckett.

Journal d'une poésie nationale. [By Louis] Aragon. Lyon: Les Écrivains Réunis, 1954. 1st edtion. Limited to 300 numbered copies. This is no. 20. Signed by Aragon.

Literary Ideals in Ireland. By John Eglington; W.B. Yeats; A.E.; W. Larminie. London: T. Fisher Unwin. Dublin: Daily Express Office, 1988. 1st edition.

A Little Anthology of Modern Irish verse: Selected by Lennox Robinson. Dublin: The Cuala Press, 1928. 1st edition, limited to 300 copies. Includes "Sailing to Byzantium" by W.B. Yeats. Inscribed by Robinson and dated: "Sept-1930."

The Little Brown House: A Garland for Robert McGlynn. Edited by Peter Fallon and John O'Brien. Dublin: The Gallery Press, 1984. 1st edition, limited to 600 copies. Published on the occasion of McGlynn's retirement from Deerfield Academy, Massachusetts. Includes "A Winter Visit" by Seamus Heaney.

Lyra: An Anthology of New Lyric. Edited by Alex Comfort and Robert Greacen. [Preface by Herbert Read]. Billericay, Essex: The Gray Walls Press, 1942. 1st edition. Includes poems by Greacen and Roy McFadden.

Lyra Hibernica Sacra. Compiled and Edited by Rev. W. MacIlwaine. Belfast: M'Caw, Stevenson & ORR, 1878. 1st edition. Includes 4 previously unpublished poems by Oscar Wilde.

Mandeville's Travelers. Hitchin, Hertfordshire: The Mandeville Press, 1984. 1st edition, limited to 300 copies. Includes "Stone from Delphi" by Seamus Heaney.

La mer. Edited by Jean Grassin. Preface by Alain Bombard. Paris: Jean Grassin, 1969. (With the collaboration of "284 poétes contemporains". 50 illustrations. L'encyclopédie poétique, vol. 4).

Mexican Poetry: An Anthology. Compiled by Octavio Paz. Translated by Samuel Beckett. Preface by C.M. Bowra. New York: Groove Press Inc., 1985. "Review Copy". Includes publisher's notice of this book: "News from Grove Press". Also contains a publisher's review slip. Both have publication date: "June 10, 1986".

Negro. Anthology made by Nancy Conard 1931-1933. London: Published by Nancy Conard at Wishart & Co., 1934. 1st edition. Limited to 1,000 copies. Includes 19 texts translated from the French by Samuel Beckett.

New Poems 1966. Selected by C.B. Cox and A.E. Dyson. London: The Critical Quarterly Society, 1966. 1st edition. (Critical Quarterly Poetry Supplement, Number 7). Includes 2 poems by Seamus Heaney.

New Poems 1973-74. AP.E.N. Anthology of Contemporary Poetry. Edited by Stewart Conn. London: Hutchinson of London, 1974. 1st edition. Includes 3 poems by Seamus Heaney, 2 by Eavan Boland, and poems by Derek Mahan, Thomas Kinsella, and John Montague.

New Poets of Ireland. Edited by Donald Carroll. Denver: Allan Swallow, 1963. 1st edition.

New World Writing. Fifth Mentor Selection. New York: New American Library, 1954. Includes extract from "Molloy" by Samuel Beckett.

New World Writing. Tenth Mentor Selection. New York: New American Library, 1956. Includes "Yellow" by Samuel Beckett, a story by Sean O'Faolain, and poems by John Hewitt, Alain Bosquet, and Jacques Prevert.

New Writers II. London: John Calder, 1962. Includes "La Manivelle: The Old Tune" by Robert Pinget with an English adaptation by Samuel Beckett. Library has both hardcover and softcover copies, issued simultaneously.

New Writing and Writers 13. London John Calder, 1976. Includes "For to End Yet Again" by Samuel Beckett, translated by him from his original French. Signed by Beckett at his contribution.

New Writing and Writers 17. London: John Calder, 1980. Includes "Heard in the Dark" by Samuel Beckett and "Fable" by Robert Pinget.

New Writing and Writers 20. London: John Calder. New York: Riverrun Press, 1983. Includes "One Evening" by Samuel Beckett.

Night & Day: Twenty Four Hours in the Life of Dublin City. Devised and edited by Dermot Bolger. Dublin: New Island Books, 2008. 1st edition. Signed by Dermot Bolger.

Nineteen-Sixteen: An Anthology. Compiled by Edna B. Fitzhenry. Dublin: Browne and Nolan. London: Geo. G. Harrap & Co., 1935. 1st edition. Includes 3 poems by W.B. Yeats and 1 peom by A.E. Inscribed by Fitzhenry.

Nothing Doing in London One. Directed by Anthony Barnett. London: Anthony Barnett, 1966. 1st edition. Limited to 500 numbered copies. This is no. 208. Includes Samuel Beckett's "The Goad", a film treatment by Paul Joyce of 'Act Without Words II'.

Oh! Calcutta! An entertainment with music devised by Kenneth Tynan. Directed by Jacques Levy. New York: Grove Press Inc., 1969. 1st edition, 2nd issue. Contributions include Samuel Beckett's "Prologue" (later re-titled "Breath"), and one by Edna O'Brien.

The Olympia Reader: Selections from the Traveller's Companion Series. Edited by Maurice Girodias. Designed and illustrated by Norman Rubington. New York: Grove Press Inc., 1965. 1st edition, 1st issue. Includes an extract from "Watt" by Samuel Beckett, and works by Jean Genet, Raymond Queneau, and Frank Harris.

One Hundred Poems from the French. [Compiled and translated by Kenneth Rexroth]. Cambridge, Massachusetts: Pym-Randall, 1972. 1st edition. Limited to 75 numbered clothbound copies. Library has 2 copies: no. 18 (dust jacket) and no. 61. Both signed by Rexroth.

Our Exagmination Round His Factification for Incamination of Work in Progress. Paris: Shakespeare and Company, 1929. 1st edition. Includes "Dante...Bruno. Vico...Joyce" by Samuel Beckett.

Our Exagmination Round His Factification for Incamination of Work in Progress. Paris: Shakespeare and Company, 1929. 1st edition. Limited to 96 numbered copies. This copy is unnumbered. Includes "Dante...Bruno. Vico..Joyce" by Samuel Beckett.

Our Exagmination Round His Factification for Incarnation of Work in Progress. London: Faber and Faber [1936]. 1st English edition. "Printed in France." Includes the essay "Dante...Bruno. Vico..Joyce" by Samuel Beckett.

Our Exagmination Round His Factification for Incarnation of Work in Progress. London: Faber and Faber [1961]. "Introduction (1961)" by Sylvia Beach. "Second impression" of 1936 edition. Printed in Great Britatin. Includes the essay "Dante...Bruno. Vico..Joyce" by Samuel Beckett.

The Oxford Book of Irish Short Stories. Edited by William Trevor. Oxford [and] New York: Oxford University Press, 1991. Review copy. Signed by Trevor. Ownership signature of Canadian writer Greg Gatenby, dated 1991.

Oxford Poetry Broadsides [A Portfolio]. Edited by David-Antoine Williams. [Oxford: Oxford Poetry Magazine], 2005. Limited edition of 75 numbered sets. This is set no. 61. Includes poems by Seamus Heaney and Medbh McGuckian. Signed by Heaney, McGuckian, and the other poets.

A Patrick Kavanagh Anthology. Edited by Eugene Robert Platt. Dublin: Commedia Publishing Company [1973]. 1st edition. Limited to 1,000 numbered copies. This is copy no. 380. Includes poems by Brendan Kennelly, Paul Durcan, James Liddy, Derek Mahon, and Desmond O'Grady. Signed by Kennelly.

A Patrick Kavanagh Anthology. Edited by Eugene Robert Platt. Dublin: Commedia Publishing Company, 1973. 1st edition. Limited to 1,000 numbered copies. This copy is unnumbered. Includes poems by Brendan Kennelly, Paul Durcan, James Liddy, Derek Mahon, and Desmond O'Grady. Signed by Kennelly, also inscribed by Platt.

Patrick Kavanagh: Man and Poet. Edited by Peter Kavanagh. Orono, Maine: Nation Poetry Foundation, University of Maine at Orono, 1986. 1st edition. Includes 17 pieces by Patrick Kavanagh, and contribution by Desmond Egan and James Liddy. Inscribed by Peter Kavanagh and dated "May 26, 1987."

Poems of the Irish Revolutionary Brotherhood: Thomas MacDonagh, P.H. Pearse (Padriac MacPiarais), Joseph Mary Plunkett, Sir Roger Casement. Edited by Padraic Colum and Edward J. O'Brien. Boston: Small, Maynard + Company, 1916. 1st edition. Ownership signature of American poet, Harold Crawford Stearns, and dated "March 12, 1917."

Poems for Shakespeare 2. Edited with an introduction by Graham Fawcett. London: The Globe Playhouse Trust, 1973. 1st edition, limited to 100 numbered copied. This is no. 6. Includes a poem by Seamus Heaney. Signed by 13 of the contributing poets, including Heaney.

Poems for Shakespeare 6. Edited with an introduction by Roger Pringle. London: Globe Playhouse Publications, 1977. 1st edition, limited to 120 numbered copies. This is no. 13. Includes poems by John Montague and Brendan Kennelly. Signed by 14 of the 15 contributors, including Montague and Kennelly.

Poems from Ulster. By Harold Brooks, Alex Comfort, Maurice James Craig, John Gallen, Leslie Gillespie, Robert Greacen, Roy McFadden. Belfast: W. Erskine Mayce, 1942. 1st edition. Ownership signature of Irish poet, Donagh McDonagh.

Poetry Supplement. Edited by Francis Hope for the Poetry Book Society. Christmas 1965. London: The Poetry Book Society, 1965. 1st edition. Includes a poem by Seamus Heaney.

Poets' Offering: A poetry reading in aid of the measures being taken...the alleviate suffering covered by the Nigerian-Biarra conflict. Dublin: The Dolmen Press, 1968. 1st edition. Includes poems by Seamus Heaney, Austin Clarke, Thomas Kinsella and Pearse Hutchinson. Signed by Kinsella.

Pure Poetry. [Cover title]: Proof sheets of Pure Poetry by George Moore. Corrections in Moore's handwriting. Stamped at head of Introduction page: "Printed, Edinburgh. T. A. Constable. 10 June 1924."

Rainbows & Stone: An Anthology of Modern Irish Poetry. Selected and Introduced by David O'Harra and Michael Bouchier. Wicklow: Real Ireland Design, 1988. 1st edition. Includes a poem by Brendan Kennelly. Signed by Kennelly on the title page.

The Rattle Bag: An Anthology of Poetry. Selected by Seamus Heaney and Ted Hughes. London: Faber and Faber, [1983, c. 1982]. Includes eleven poems by W. B. Yeats. Signed by Heaney and dated: "3. vi. 82".

Raven Introductions 1: Aidan Murphy, Pathrick Deeley, Sean Dunne. Dublin: Raven Arts Press, 1980. 1st edition.

Raven Introductions 3. Poetry by Nualia NíDhomhnaill, Sarah Berkley, Ciaran Cosgrove, Raisin Cowman, Padraig Rooney; Fiction by Patrick McCabe and David Connaughton. Dublin: Raven Arts Press; [Gerrards Cross, Buckinghamshire]: Colin Smythe, 1984. 1st edition.

Raven Introductions 5. Designed and Edited by Dermot Bolger. Dublin: Raven Arts Press; [Gerrards Cross, Buckinghamshire]: Colin Smythe, 1988. 1st edition. Inscribed by Tom Longergan and Eoin McNamee at their contributions.

Responses. London: The National Book League and Poetry Society, 1971. 1st edition, limited to 500 numbered copies on handmade paper. This is no. 297. Includes "Servant Boy" by Seamus Heaney.

Rhyming Weavers and other country poets of Antrim and Down. Edited and introduced by John Hewitt. Belfast: Blackstaff Press, 1974. 1st edition. Inscribed by Hewitt and dated: "9. xi. 76".

Richard Aldington: An Intimate Portrait. Edited by Alister Kershaw and Frédéric-Jacques Temple. Carbondale and Edwardsville [Illinois]: Southern Illinois University Press, 1965. 1st edition. Includes contributions by Samuel Beckett.

Robert Greacen: A Tribute at the Age of Seventy. Dublin: Poetry Ireland, 1991. 1st edition. Includes poems by Seamus Heaney, John Montague, Anthony Cronin, Michael Longley, John F. Deane, Padriac Fiacc, Roy McFadden.

The School Bag. Edited by Seamus Heaney and Ted Hughes. London: Faber and Faber, 1997. 1st edition, limited to 300 numbered copies specially bound. This is no. 127. Includes poems by W.B. Yeats, Samuel Beckett, Oscar Wilde, Patrick Kavanagh.

A Sense of Ireland. Dublin: A Sense of Ireland, 1980. 1st edition. Includes excerpts from works by Samuel Beckett and 3 poetry pieces by Seamus Heaney.

The Second Book of the Rhymers' Club. London: Elkin Mathews & John Lane; New York: Dodd, Mead & Company, 1894. 1st edition. Limited to 500 copies of which 400 are for sale and 150 "also have been printed for America." (c.f.: The Book of the Rhymers' Club).

Shannonside. Edited by Gabriel Fitzmaurice. Moyvane, Kerry: Shannonside, 1982. 1st edition. Includes poems by Brendan Kennelly, John F. Deane, and Nuala Ní Dhomhnaill. Signed by Kennelly.

Shine On: Irish Writers for Shine. Edited and introduced by Pat Boran. Foreword by Miriam O'Callaghan. Dublin: Dedalus Press [2011]. 1st edition. Signed by Boran. Includes poems by John F. Deane, Brendan Kennelly, Thomas Kinsella, John Montague, Eiléan Ní Chuilleanáin and Nuala Ní Dhomhnaill.

Signature Anthology. By Samuel Beckett, Elspeth Davie, Eva Figes, Kenneth Gangemi, Aiden Higgins, Eugene Ionesco, Robert Nye, Jan Quackenbush, Ann Quinn, [and Nicholas Rawson]. London: Calder and Boyars, 1975. 1st edition. Signed by Becket at his contribution: "Still."

The Silver Branch: A Collection of the Best Old Irish Lyrics, Variously Translated. Chosen by Seán Ó Faoláin. London: Johnathan Cape, 1938. 1st edition.

Soft Day: A Miscellany of Contemporary Irish Writing. Edited by Peter Fallon & Seán Golden. Notre Dame, Indiana/London: University of Notre Dame Press, 1980. 1st edition. Includes, "The Old Tune" by Samuel Beckett and six poems by Seamus Heaney.

Some Irish Loving: A Selection. By Edna O'Brien. London: Weidenfeld and Nicolson, 1979. 1st edition. Signed by O'Brien. Includes excerpts from Samuel Beckett's "Molloy" and W.B. Yeats' "Autobiography," 2 poems by Yeats, and contributions by James Joyce, J. M. Synge, G.B. Shaw, & Elizabeth Bowen.

Soundings '72: An Annual Anthology of New Irish Poetry. Edited by Seamus Heaney. Belfast: Blackstaff Press, 1972. Includes 2 poems by Seamus Heaney, and poems by Eavan Boland, John Hewitt, Michael Longley, Derek Mahon, Paul Muldoon, and Eiléan Ní Chuilleanáin.

Spectaculum II: Sechs moderne Theaterstücke. Beckett-Brecht-Dürrenmatt-Frisch-Jahnn-Majakowski. Franfurt/M: Suhrkamp Verlag, 1959. Contains "Endspiel" by Beckett.

Spectaculum III: Sieben moderne Theaterstücke. Audiberti-Beckett-Brecht-Eliot-Lorca-MacLeish-O'Neill. Franfurt/M: Suhrkamp Verlag, 1982 c. 1960. Contains "Das letze Band" by Beckett.

Spectaculum V: Sechs moderne Theaterstücke. Beckett-Brecht-Frisch-Ionesco-Nelly-Sachs-Thomas. Frankfurt/M: Suhrkamp Verlag, 1962. Contains "Glückliche Tage" by Beckett.

Spectaculum IX: Sieben moderne Theaterstücke. Beckett-Duras-Mrożek-Shaw-Sperr-Sternheim-Weiss. Frankfurt/M: Suhrkamp Verlag, 1966. Contains "Kommen und Gehen" by Beckett.

Ten Irish Poets. By George Buchanan, John Hewitt, Padraic Fiacc, Pearse Hutchinson, James Simmons, Michael Hartnett, Eiléan Ní Chuilleanáin, Michael Foley, Frank Ormsby, and Tom Mathews. Edited by James Simmons. Cheadle, Chesire: Caranet Press, 1974. 1st edition.

Tenfold: Poems for Frances Horovitz. [s.l.: Martin Booth, 1983]. 1st edition. Includes "Song of the soul that delights in knowing God by faith" by Seamus Heaney. Signed by Heaney.

32 Countries. Photographs of Ireland by Donovan Wylie; wish new writing by thirty-two Irish writers. Edited by Robin Robertson, Mark Holborn, and Donovan Wylie. London: Secker & Warburg, 1989. 1st edition, limited to 150 numbered copies. This is no. 69. Includes contributions by Seamus Heaney, Michael Longley, Francis Stuart, Medbh McGuckian, Brian Moore, William Trevor, Brendan Kennelly, et. al. Signed by all 32 contributors.

Transition Workshop. Edited by Eugene Jolas. New York: The Vanguard Press, 1949. 1st edition. Includes 2 contributions by Samuel Beckett, 2 by James Joyce, and work by Paul Eluard, Henri Michoux, Andre Gide, Padraic Colum, et al.

Traverse Plays. Edited with an introduction by Jim Haynes. Harmondsworth, Middlesex: Penguin Books, 1966. Includes "The Old Tune" by Robert Pinget with an English adaptation by Samuel Beckett. Signed by contributor Heathcote Williams.

A Treasury of Irish Folklore: The Stories, Traditions, Legends, Humor, Wisdom, Ballads and Songs of the Irish People. Edited with an introduction by Padraic Colum. New York: Crown Publishers Inc., 1954.

A Treasury of Irish Poetry in the English Tongue. Edited by Stopford A. Brooke and T. W. Rolleston. London: Smith, Elder & Co., 1900. 1st edition. Includes 10 poems by W. B. Yeats, and poems by Thomas Moore, A.E., et al.

Twelve to Twelve: Poetry D-Day, Camden Festival 1970. Edited by Jeni Couzyn. London: Poets Trust, 1970. 1st edition. Includes "Bye-Child" by Seamus Heaney. Loosely inserted program: "Poetry D-Day."

Two Decades of Irish Writing: A Critical Survey. [Edited by] Douglas Dunn. Cheadle, Cheshire: Carcanet Press, 1975. 1st edition. Includes essays by Seamus Heaney, Michael Longley, Seamus Deane, and Tom Paulin.

Universities' Poetry Five. Edited by Tom Lowenstein and Ken Smith. London: Managing Committee of Universities' Poetry, 1963. Includes "Turkeys Observed," "Fair" by Seamus Heaney and one poem by Michael Longley.

Viewpoints: Poets Conversation with John Haffenden. London & Boston: Faber and Faber, 1981. 1st edition. Includes interviews with Seamus Heaney, Thomas Kinsella, Paul Muldoon, and Richard Murphy.

The Village Voice Reader: A mixed bag from the Greenwich Village Newspaper. Edited by Daniel Wolf and Edwin Fancher. With line drawings by Muriel Jacobs, Jules Feiffer, et al. Garden City, New York: Doubleday & Company Inc., 1962. 1st edition. Includes Samuel Beckett's "Endgame Letters" to director Alan Schneider.

Violette Nozières. Par André Breton, René Char, Paul Eluard, et al. Bruxelles: Editions Nicolas Flamel, 1933. 1st edition. Limited to 2,000 copies.

Voices at the World's Edge: Irish Poets on Skellig Michael. Editor: Paddy Bushe. Foreword: Marie Heaney. Photographs: John Minihan. Dublin: Dedalus Press [2010]. 1st edition. Signed by Bushe. Includes poems by John F. Deane, Eiléan Ní Chuilleanáin, Nuala Ní Dhomhnaill, et al.

Voices on the Wind: Women Poets of the Celtic Twilight. Introduced and Edited by Elis Ní Dhuibhne. Dublin: New Island Books, 1995. 1st edition. Limited to 300 copies. Signed by Ní Dhuibhne. Includes poems by Katherine Tynan. Accompanied by poem card: "Yeats Country" by Eilis Ní Dhuibhne. Limited to 300 copies, signed by the poet.

The Watchful Heart: A New Generation of Irish Poets, Poems and Essays. Edited and Presented by Joan McBreen. [Photographs of the poetry]. [Cliffs of Moher, Clare]: Salmon Poetry, 2009. 1st edition. Signed by McBreen.

Watching the River Flow: A Century in Irish Poetry. Edited by Noel Duffy and Theo Dorgan. Dublin: Poetry Ireland / Éigse Éireann, 1999. 1st edition. Signed by Duffy and Donoghue. Includes "Cascando" and an excerpt from "Waiting for Godot" by Samuel Beckett, "Bogland" and "Terminus" be Seamus Heaney, and eight poems by W.B. Yeats.

The White Page/An Bhileog Bhán: Twentieth Century Irish Women Poets. Edited by Joan McBreen. Cliffs of Moher, Clair: Salmon Publishing, 1999. 1st edition. Signed by McBreen.

The Whoseday Book 2000 AD. Introduction by patron Seamus Heaney. Dublin: The Irish Hospice Foundation, 1999. 1st edition. Signed by Heaney at his May 14th contribution. Limited to 87 numbered copies. This is no. 22.

The Wild Harp: A Selection from Irish Poetry. By Katharine Tynan. London: Sidgwick & Jackson, 1913. 1st edition. Includes 5 poems by W.B. Yeats, 3 poems by James Joyce, poems by William Allingham, "A.E.", James Stephens, et al.

The Wolfhound Book of Irish Poems for Young People. Selected by Birdie Quinn & Seamus Cashman. Dublin: Wolfhound Press, 1975. 1st edition. Includes 5 poems by Seamus Heaney, 5 poems by W.B. Yeats, and poems by Padriac Colum, Brendan Kennelly, Thomas Kinsella, James Stephens, Katherine Tynan, et al. Signed by Kennelly.

Worlds: Seven Modern Poets. Edited by Geoffrey Summerfield. Harmondsworth, Middlesex: Penguin Education, 1974. 1st edition. Includes 19 poems by Seamus Heaney.

The Writer's: A Sense of Ireland. Selected and edited by Andrew Carpenter and Peter Fallon. New York: George Braziller Inc., 1980. 1st American edition. Signed by contributor Brendan Kennelly. Includes "Heard in the Dark," an extract from "Company" by Samuel Beckett, and "Three Poems" by Seamus Heaney.

Writers in Revolt: An Anthology. Edited by Richard Seaver, Terry Southern, and Alexander Troochi. New York: Frederick Fell Inc., 1963. 1st edition, 1st printing. Includes "The End" by Samuel Beckett, and contributions by Iris Murdoch, Eugene Ionesco, and Jean Genet.

Zero Anthology No. 8 of Literature and Art. Edited by Themistocles Hoetis. New York: The Zero Press, 1956. 1st edition. Includes "The Smeraldina's Billet Doux" by Samuel Beckett. Inscribed by Beckett at his contribution.






Caitlyn Wrigley
Palmer Graduate Intern
10.10.2012