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1798: A Bicentenary Perspective.
[1798]: A Bicentenary Perspective.
Keough-Notre Dame Center., 2003. Reprinted from: . Comprises a checklist of publications since 1900 on Ireland 1790s, the United Irishmen, and the rebellion. This is only a list, with no accompanying text. — Softcover…
150.00
[CAMPBELL, Thomas] A Philosophical Survey of the South of Ireland [INSCRIBED FROM THE AUTHOR ON TITLEPAGE]
In a series of letters to John Watkinson, M.D. With six copper engraved plates, (4 folding). London: Printed for W. Strahan; and T. Cadell in the Strand, 1777. First edition. Crown octavo…
475.00
A print of the first Dail Eirean
[DAIL EIREANN] Commemorative Poster of the First Dail Eireann, 1919.
[DAIL EIREANN] Commemorative Poster of the First Dail Eireann, 1919. In the centre an illustration of the members, in the Mansion House, surrounded by medallion portraits of them all, within a Celtic border…
1,275.00
IRISH REPUBLICAN LEADERS 1916
[DAIL EIREANN] Commemorative Poster of the First Dail Eireann, 1919.
[DAIL EIREANN] Commemorative Poster of the First Dail Eireann, 1919. In the centre an illustration of the members, in the Mansion House, surrounded by medallion portraits of them all, within a Celtic border…
1,250.00
FAMINE IN IRELAND
[FAMINE IN IRELAND]
Transactions of the Central Relief Committee of the Society of Friends during the famine in Ireland, 1846 and 1847. With an index by Rob Goodbody. Dublin: De Búrca, 1996. pp. xliii, 529. Fine…
35.00
[FAMINE IRELAND] Irish University Press Series of British Parliamentary Papers: Papers Relating to Proceedings for the Relief of Distress and the State of the Unions and Workhouses in Ireland: Famine, Ireland. Eight volumes.
1. Copies or Extracts of Correspondence relating to the State of the Union Workhouses in Ireland. First, second and third series. Presented to both Houses of Parliament by Command of Her Majesty. 2. Papers…
1,250.00
[GLEESON, Dermot F. The Last Lords of Ormond. A History of the “Countrie of the Three O’Kennedys” during the Seventeenth Century. With illustrations and large folding maps of the Baronies of Upper and Lower Ormond.
London: Sheed & Ward, 1938. Crown octavo. pp. xviii, 267. Green cloth, title in gilt on spine. A very good copy. Scarce. A scholarly study of the old Baronies of Upper and Lower…
95.00
[IRISH LEADERS] An intriguing poster print, with a composition of photographs of De Valera
[IRISH LEADERS] An intriguing poster print, with a composition of photographs of De Valera
[COLLINS, Michael. De VALERA, Eamon & GRIFFITH, Arthur] Irish Leaders. An intriguing poster print, with a composition of photographs of Éamon De Valera (upper centre, in bow tie), Michael Collins and Arthur Griffith…
950.00
[MAPS ALLARD] Hiberniae Regni in Provincias Ultoniam
[MAPS ALLARD] Hiberniae Regni in Provincias Ultoniam, Connachtam, Lageniam, Momoniamq divisi Tabula acccuratissima editore Carolo Allard, Amstelo-Batavo. [1703]. Title in decorative cartouche with a figure of Hercules, with a club in his left hand…
685.00
May of Southern Ireland
[MAPS THOMSON] Ireland. Two Parts. Southern Part of Ireland
[MAPS THOMSON] Ireland. Two Parts. Southern Part of Ireland. Drawn and engraved by N.R. Hewitt, Grafton Strt. East Tottenham Court Road for Thomson’s New General Atlas, 1817. At the bottom right is…
350.00
[MAPS VISSCHER] Hiberniae Regnum tam in praecipuas Ultoniae, Connaciae, Lageniae, et Mononiae, quam in minores earundem Provincias
[MAPS VISSCHER] Hiberniae Regnum tam in praecipuas Ultoniae, Connaciae, Lageniae, et Mononiae, quam in minores earundem Provincias, et Ditiones fubjacentes peraccurat, divisum per Nicolaum Visscher Amst:Bat: cum Privileg: Ordin: General: Belfii Foederati, c…
685.00
A PROCLAMATION By the Lords Justices General and General Governors of Ireland
A PROCLAMATION Whereas disaffection and unrest still prevail in certain parts of Ireland, causing anxiety and alarm amongst the peaceful and law abiding subjects of His Majesty: NOW WE, the Lords Justices General…
750.00
A.E. “The Dublin Strike. By A.E. (George W. Russell)
A.E. “The Dublin Strike. By A.E. (George W. Russell). A Plea for the Workers. A Speech delivered in the Royal Albert Hall, London, November 1, 1913, to an audience of…
675.00
A.E. (RUSSELL, George W.) Dark Weeping
A.E. Dark Weeping. With designs by Paul Nash. London: Faber, 1929. First edition. pp. 12. Papered boards, title in gilt on upper cover. Limited to 400 copies. Signed by George Russell ‘…
175.00
A.E. [George Russell] Vale & Other Poems.
A.E. [George Russell] Vale & Other Poems.
A.E. [George Russell] Vale & Other Poems. New York: The Macmillan Company, 1931. pp. viii, 50. Reddish brown cloth, title on printed labels on upper cover and spine. With a magnificent crayon…
875.00
A.E. Voices of the Stones (RUSSELL, George W.)
A.E. Voices of the Stones. 128 London: Macmillan, 1925. First edition. pp. vii, 61, 2 (author’s works). Blue cloth, title in gilt on upper cover and spine. A very good copy…
125.00
ACADEMIAE OXONIENSIS Academiæ Oxoniensis Gratulatio Pro Exoptato Serenissimi Regis Guilielmi ex Hibernia Reditu.
[ACADEMIAE OXONIENSIS] Academiæ Oxoniensis Gratulatio Pro Exoptato Serenissimi Regis Guilielmi ex Hibernia Reditu. 119 Oxoniæ: E Theatro Sheldoniano anno Dom., 1690. Small folio. pp. [120]. Modern quarter calf on marbled boards. Early notes…
675.00
ADAIR, John: Hints on the Culture of Ornamental Plants in Ireland.
Dublin: Ponsonby, 1878. Crown octavo. Third edition. pp. xiii, 136. Original terra-cotta cloth, titled in gilt on upper cover. Ticket of Cavenagh, Bookbinder, Dublin, on lower pastedown. A very good copy. A scarce…
145.00
ALDRIN, Buzz: Reaching for the Moon [SIGNED BY BUZZ ALDRIN]
First Edition, First Printing in fine condition. Fine in fine dust-jacket. This copy is SIGNED by Buzz Aldrin on the title page. Aldrin was one of the first two humans to land on…
325.00
ALLINGHAM, William & DOYLE, Richard: In Fairy – Land: A Series of Pictures from the Elf World.
With a poem, by William Allingham. London & Sydney: The Bodley Head, 1981. Folio. Facsimile edition reproduced from The Osborne Collection of Early Children’s Books, Toronto Public Library, by Holp Shuppan, Publishers…
1,250.00
ALLINGHAM, William. The Music Master, a Love Story
IN FINE BINDING WITH WOODCUTS AFTER THE PRE-RAPHAELITES ALLINGHAM, William. The Music Master, a Love Story. And two series of day and night songs. London. G. Routledge & Co., 1855. First edition. Post…
585.00
AMERICAN DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE. The Constitution of the Several Independent States of America The Declaration of Independence
[AMERICAN DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE] The Constitution of the Several Independent States of America; The Declaration of Independence; The Articles of Confederation between the said States; and the Treaties between His Most Christian Majesty…
2,350.00
AN ENGLISHMAN [William Whittaker Barry] A Walking Tour Round Ireland in 1865. By an Englishman. With large folding map of Ireland to illustrate the “Walking Tour”.
London: Bentley, New Burlington Street, 1867. Octavo. pp. xix, [1], 406, [5]. Green cloth, sprig of shamrock in gilt on upper cover, titled in gilt. Occasional spotting, slight tanning of the paper. A…
245.00
AN EYE-WITNESS [Bishop Stock]. A Narrative of what Passed at Killala, in the County of Mayo, and the parts adjacent, during the French Invasion in the Summer of 1798. By an Eye-Witness.
Dublin: Printed. London: Re-printed for J. Hatchard and J. Wright, 1800. Printed by T. Bayliss, Hatton Garden. Large post octavo. pp. [2], 182. Contemporary half calf on marbled boards, spine divided into six…
475.00
AN SEABHAC [Pádraig Ó Siochfhradha] An Siota’s a Mhathair. Pictúir le Micheál Ó Riada. Tráighlí
[1920]. Post octavo. pp. 16. Pictorial wrappers. Exceedingly rare. [Porch C]
175.00
ANDERDON, William Henry. The Adventures of Owen Evans, Esq., Surgeon’s Mate, left ashore in 1739 on a desolate island: narrated by himself.
Edited by Rev. W. H. Anderdon. With wood-engraved frontispiece, two plates, vignettes and ornaments in the text. Dublin: John F. Fowler, 3 Crow Street. London, Burns & Lambert, Portman Street, 1863. First…
285.00
[ANDERSON, James] A Genealogical History of the House of Yvery.
ANDERSON, James. A Genealogical History of the House of Yvery.
THE PERCEVALS OF CORK [ANDERSON, James] A Genealogical History of the House of Yvery; in its Different Branches of Yvery, Luvel, Perceval, and Gournay. With plates, numerous genealogical tables and coats-of-arms throughout the…
1,250.00
ANDERSON, Sir Robert. A Great Conspiracy. An abridged edition of Sidelights on the Home Rule Movement. By Sir Robert Anderson, K.C.B., LL.D. Formerly Assistant Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis, and Head of the Criminal Investigation Department.
London: Murray, 1910 pp. viii, 118, [2]. Modern green buckram, title in gilt on red morocco label on spine. A very good copy. Sir Robert Anderson, KCB (1841-1918), was born in Mountjoy Square…
375.00
Treaty of Friendship and Alliance
ANGLO-PORTUGUESE TREATY Treaty of Friendship and Alliance between His Britannic Majesty and His Royal Highness the Prince Regent of Portugal.
[ANGLO-PORTUGUESE TREATY] Treaty of Friendship and Alliance between His Britannic Majesty and His Royal Highness the Prince Regent of Portugal. Signed at Rio de Janeiro, the 19th of February 1810. Published by authority…
285.00
Annals of Clonmacnoise: LIMITED EDITION OF 25 COPIES ONLY – Ó MURAÍLE, Nollaig. Ed. by. [Annála Chluain Mhic Nóis] translated in 1627 by Conall Mag Eochagáin (Annals of Ireland from the Earliest Period to AD 1408
Based on BL Add. MS 4817, with some variants from TCD MS 673). Together with a remnant of ‘Annals of Leacán’, AD 1443-68 translated by Dubhaltach Mac Fhir Bhisigh, AD 1666. Edited…
485.00
Annals of Clonmacnoise: Ó MURAÍLE, Nollaig. Ed. by. [Annála Chluain Mhic Nóis] translated in 1627 by Conall Mag Eochagáin (Annals of Ireland from the Earliest Period to AD 1408
NEW EDITION OF THE ANNALS OF CLONMACNOISE Based on BL Add. MS 4817, with some variants from TCD MS 673). Together with a remnant of ‘Annals of Leacán’, AD 1443-68 translated by…
125.00
Annals-Ulster
Annals of Ulster
HENNESSY, William M. & MacCARTHY, B. Ed. by.  The Annals of Ulster, otherwise Annala Senait. A chronicle of Irish Affairs from A.D. 431 to A.D. 1540. With translation, notes, and…
285.00
ANNESLEY, The Earl. Beautiful and Rare Trees and Plants.
ANNESLEY, The Earl. Beautiful and Rare Trees and Plants.
ANNESLEY, The Earl. Beautiful and Rare Trees and Plants. With seventy illustrations from photographs taken at Castlewellan. London: Country Life, n.d. (c.1903). Quarto. pp. 97, 70 (plates). Edition limited to three…
575.00
ARCHER, Lieutenant Joseph. Statistical Survey of the County Dublin
ARCHER, Lieutenant Joseph. Statistical Survey of the County Dublin, with Observations on the Means of Improvement; Drawn up for the Consideration, and by order, of The Dublin Society. With folding map of the…
365.00
Fine binding from De Burca Rare Books
ARNOLD, Matthew. New Poems. [Bound by Roger de Coverly in full crushed levant morocco]
ARNOLD, Matthew. New Poems. London: Macmillan, 1897. Foolscap octavo. First edition. pp. viii, 244. Bound by Roger de Coverly in full crushed levant morocco (name stamp-signed in gilt on front pastedown). Covers framed…
1,350.00
Arthur Griffith and Michael Collins. A Pictorial History. Cover illustration by Harry Clarke
Numerous other illustrations. Dublin: Martin Lester, Ltd., n.d. (1922). Quarto. First edition, first issue. pp. 62. Original illustrated rebacked wrappers. A very good copy. Very scarce. [TVR 1D]
275.00
A rare print of republican Thomas Ashe
ASHE, Thomas. A Story that will Never Die
ASHE, Thomas. A Story that will Never Die. Died for Ireland September 25th, 1917. The story of Ashe’s life and death, told in mainly blank verse, circa 350 lines set in four columns…
875.00
BAGENAL, Philip H. Vicissitudes of an Anglo-Irish Family 1530-1800
A Story of Irish Romance and Tragedy. With illustrations and large folding pedigree of the Irish Bagenals. London: Clement Ingleby, at the Sign of the Boar’s Head, Great James Street, 1925. Quarto. pp…
375.00
Baker, C.A. Souvenir of Ninety-Four (Australian and Malayan)
Baker, C.A. Souvenir of Ninety-Four (Australian and Malayan).
Gift Battle-Planes which helped us to Victory, August 4th 1914 to November 11th 1918 London: The Field Press, 1920. 4to. pp. [x], 148. Limited edition printed for private circulation only. The titlepage drawn…
675.00
BALZAC: Balzac Maximes
London: Published by Arthur L Humphreys, 1912. Small quarto. pp. [iv], 197. Title printed in red and black. Bound by Hatchards of Piccadilly with their name stamped in gilt on turn-in of upper…
325.00
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BARCLAY, John. Barclay his Argenis. Or, The Loves of Polyarchus & Argenis.
BARCLAY, John. Barclay his Argenis. Or, The Loves of Polyarchus & Argenis. Faithfully Translated out of Latin into English by Kingsmill Long, Esquire. The Second Edition, beautified with pictures together with a key…
1,250.00
BARNARD, Alfred. The Noted Breweries of Great Britain and Ireland
Volume I. Illustrated. 145 London: Sir Joseph Causton & Sons 1889. Crown quarto. First edition. pp. xvi, 460, [40 (adverts)]. Original dark green cloth over bevelled boards. Title in gilt on upper cover…
485.00
BARRINGTON, Daines. & BEAUFOY, Colonel. The Possibility of Approaching the North Pole Asserted
BARRINGTON, Daines. & BEAUFOY, Colonel. The Possibility of Approaching the North Pole Asserted. A New Edition, with an Appendix, containing Papers on the Same Subject, and on a North West Passage. Folding map…
475.00