Terence de Vere White’s A Fretful Midge (1957). Depicted, “the birthplace of the poet Thomas Moore” (12 Aungier Street).
“Why do you come here? And why do you hang around?” Richard Allen’s seminal Suedehead (New English Library 1972), an influence on Stewart Home and Morrissey.
Now we are cowboys… Illustrations by Harry Timmins (1966).
An-tOileánach (The Islandman) byTomás Ó Criomhthain, with art by John Skelton (Helicon Teoranta 1980).
Herman Melville’s The Confidence-Man (Grove Press 1955), with a cover by the wonderful Roy Kuhlman.
Getting Even with Woody Allen (Star Books 1971). More on Woody’s typewriter here.
Here’s a How-de-do: Travelling with Gilbert & Sullivan by Martyn Green (1952).
A History of Irish Fairies by Carolyn White (Mercier Press 1976). Cover design by Debby Bell.
An all-time favourite: Michael Ende’s The Neverending Story. Cover art by Claudia Seeer [sic].