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MacManus, This House Was Mine. MacManus, Francis. This House Was Mine. Dublin, The Phoenix Publishing Company Ltd., no year (c.1920’s). 20 cm x 13 cm. 253 pages. Original Hardcover. Very good condition with only minor signs of external wear. [The Library of Modern Irish Fiction]

Francis MacManus (8 March 1909 – 27 November 1965) was an Irish novelist and broadcaster. Born in Kilkenny, MacManus was educated in the local Christian Brothers School and later at St. Patrick’s College, Dublin and University College Dublin. After teaching for eighteen years at the Synge Street CBS in Dublin, MacManus joined the staff of Radio Éireann (precursor to RTÉ, the Irish national broadcasting entity) in 1948 as Director of Features.

MacManus began writing while still teaching, first publishing a trilogy set in Penal times and concerning the life of the Gaelic poet Donncha Rua Mac Conmara comprising the novels Stand and Give Challenge (1934), Candle for the Proud (1936) and Men Withering (1939). A second trilogy followed which turned its attention to contemporary Ireland: This House Was Mine (1937), Flow On, Lovely River (1941), and Watergate (1942). The location was the fictional “Dombridge”, based on Kilkenny, and deal with established themes of Irish rural life: obsessions with land, sexual frustration, and the trials of emigration and return. Other major works include the novel The Greatest of These (1943), concerning religious conflict in nineteenth-century Kilkenny, and the biographies Boccaccio (1947) and Saint Columban (1963). In his last two novels, MacManus descended into the depths of theological debate: The Fire in the Dust (1950) was followed by American Son (1959), a remarkable dialogue between conflicting modes of belief which reveals the strong influence of Roman Catholicism on the author.MacManus died in Dublin 27 November 1965 at the age of 56, from a heart attack. The RTÉ Francis MacManus Short Story Award was established in his memory in 1985. (Wikipedia).

Keywords: Irish Literature

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Mais, Glorious Devon Mais, S. P. B. Glorious Devon. Third Edition. London, Great Western Railway Company, 1934. 21.5 x 14 cm. viii, 151 pages with 101 plates, 67 pen and ink sketches and 11 maps. Map of Devon on endpapers. Original illustrated softcover. Very good condition with only minor signs of external wear.

Includes the following chapters: Exeter and the Exe Valley / East Devon / Torquay and District / The South Hams / Plymouth and District / Dartmoor / Exmoor / Lynton, Westwards / Ilfracombe, Westwards / Barnstaple, Westwards / Clovelly, Westwards.
Colour plate ‘Glorious Devon’ on frontispiece.

Keywords: Travel

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Rakes of Mallow - Harriers' Point-to-Point Races. Official Race Card. Friday, 26th April, 1946. (Mallow). Rakes of Mallow – Harriers’ Point-to-Point Races. Official Race Card. Friday, 26th April, 1946. Mallow, Mallow Printing Works, 1946. 8°. 4 pages (including wrapper). Softcover / Original Brochure. Very good condition with only minor signs of wear (staining to cover). From a Mallow-collection.

Keywords: Hunt, Hunting History, Irish History, Munster, Point to Point Races

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Manning, Clonmacnoise. Manning, Conleth. Clonmacnoise. Dublin, Office of Public Works, 1994. 19.5 cm x 20 cm. 48 pages. Original softcover. Excellent condition with minor signs of external wear. Some curling of corners on cover. Inscription by preowner. Clean inside with intact binding.

Includes for example the following essays: Introduction / The Setting / Early History / The Golden Age of the Monastery / The Decline of Clonmacnoise / The Nature of the Settlement / The Churches and Other Buildings / Temple Finghin / The Nun’s Church / The Castle / The North Cross / The Ogham Stone / The Graveslabs etc.

Keywords: Church History, Irish History, Irish Interest, Irish Local History, Monasticism, Ogham

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Manning, Evelyn Wood VC: Pillar of Empire. Manning, Stephen. Evelyn Wood VC: Pillar of Empire. Barnsley, Pen & Sword Military, 2007. 16 cm x 24 cm. XIV, 265 pages. Original Hardcover with original dustjacket. Excellent condition with only very minor signs of external wear.

Includes for example the following essays: Under Fire – The Crimean War / Into Africa / Hlobane & Kambula – Defeat & Victory / Egyptian Command & the Race to Khartoum etc.

Keywords: Military History

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Mansfield, Barney Barnfather: Life on a Spitfire Squadron. Mansfield, Angus. Barney Barnfather: Life on a Spitfire Squadron. Stroud, The History Press, 2010. 12 cm x 20 cm. X, 242 pages. Original softcover. Excellent condition with only very minor signs of external wear.

Includes for example the following essays: Malta Under Siege / Operation Torch – The Final Throes / The Capture of Sicily / The Landings at Anzio / Civil War in Greece etc.

Keywords: Military History

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Manvell, SS and Gestapo: rule by terror. Manvell, Roger / Fraenkel, Heinrich (advisor). SS and Gestapo: rule by terror. The Ruthless Arms of Hitler’s Police State. New York / Toronto, Pan / Ballantine, 1978. 14 cm x 21 cm. 160 pages. Original softcover Excellent condition with only very minor signs of external wear.

Includes for example the following essays: Heinrich Himmler and the rudimentary SS / Gestapo methods of arrest and interrogation / Aushwitz: slave-labour and extermination / Aroisen: the Red Cross tracing centre etc.

Keywords: Military History

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Marcinko, Rogue Warrior. Marcinko, Richard / Weisman, John. Rogue Warrior. New York, Pocket Books, 1992. 10 cm x 17 cm. 397 pages. Original softcover Excellent condition with only very minor signs of external wear.

Keywords: Military History

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  Margolis, Howard. Selfishness, Altruism and Rationality, a Theory of Social Choice. Cambridge, London, New York, New Rochelle, Melbourne, Sydney, Cambridge University Press, 1982. 23.2cm x 15.5cm. XII, 194 pages. Original Hardcover. Very good condition with only minor signs of wear. Former library copy with all usual signs (stamps / signs). Internally bright and clean. No markings.

Author Margolis, Center for International Studies, Massachusetts Institue of Technology/ quotes from James S. Coleman and Gaetano Mosca (″The Ruling Class)”/ applying the economic “rational choice” perspective to social choice/ paradoxes/ examples of empirical situations in which the conventional model leads to paradoxical results/ three distinct components of motivation: self-interest, group-interest and participation/ Darwinian view/ a Darwinian argument/ an equilibrium condition which incorporates these three motives/ “selfish gene” arguments/ psychological sense of being in equilibrium/ the model in terms of abstract choice to how it would work in real situations/ approaches discussed/ the dynamics of group-loyalty in complex societies/ nonrational motivation/ coerced spending (taxes)/ matters prominent in the current economics literature/ demand-revealing mechanisms (″incentive compatibility”)/ an opportunity to try to follow Kuhn’s advice on the problem of “translating across paradigms/ equations such as the kind used by Downs in his “Economic Theory of Democracy”/ extended Lindahl-Samuelson equilibria/ properties of the FS model/ voting/ a series of topics treated by Downs and Olson in their path-breaking books/ argues that a wide range of social behavior can be comprehended in terms of what is, after all, a rather simple model/ there is more “inside Smith” than S-Smith and G-Smith etc.

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Thomson, Letters of a Grandmother 1732 -1735. Marlborough, Sarah Duchess of / Thomson, Gladys Scott (editor). Letters of a Grandmother 1732 -1735. Being the Correspondence of Sarah, Duchess of Marlborough with her granddaughter Diana, Duchess of Bedford. London / Toronto, Jonathan Cape, 1944. 14 cm x 20 cm. 184 pages. Original Hardcover. Good condition with minor signs of external wear. Some discolouration, slight tear at the spine.

Includes for example the following essays: Journey to Scarborough / At Scarborough Spa / London and Windsor / Summer – Autumn, 1735 etc.

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