Editions that you may view and examine in the Hesburgh Library Special Collections Department. If you would like to know more about the Irish literature collections, please ask.
This reading room is open Monday to Friday, 9 to 5. You may ask to see any books from the collection and these will be brought to you in the reading room. Here are some examples of editions that you can see:
Swift:: The Library has an excellent collection of early editions, as well as many other works by Swift. You may also see a letter signed by Swift.
Travels into Several Remote Nations of the World: in four parts. London, 1726.
Special Collections: Vault (PR 3724 .G951 M67 1726)
First edition of Castle Rackrent:
Castle Rackrent: An Hibernian Tale. Taken from the facts and from the manners of the Irish squires, before the year 1782. London, 1800
Rare Books Small, PR 4644 .C37 1800
See an illustrated editon of Joyce's Dubliners:
Dubliners. James Joyce; Illustrations by Louis Le Brocquy. Dolmen Press, 1986.
Rare Books Large (PR 6019 O9 D8 1986)
See many editions and tranlations of Merriman's The Midnight Court, including the Dolmen Press edition (Rare Books Large PB 1398 .M4 C8313 1953).
On the Bookshelves
This list will take you to the bookshelves where you will find various editions of the text you are reading, including critical editions. Explore the shelves around your book to find more books by the same author and critical works about the author's work.
Jonathan Swift: Gulliver's Travels. (Many editions) PR 3724 G... (4th floor)
Maria Edgeworth. Castle Rackrent. PR 4644 .C279
The Novels and Selected Works of Maria Edgeworth. Vol. I: Castle Rackrent/ Irish Bulls/ Ennui. PR 4642 1999
Brian Merriman. The Midnight Court. PB 1398 .M4