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[Musical Instruments] – The Irish and Highland Harps & English and Irish Instruments.

ARMSTRONG, Robert Bruce. Musical Instruments. Part I. The Irish and Highland Harps. Part II. English and Irish Instruments. Illustrated with facsimiles, music, plates and portraits. Edinburgh: Printed by T. and A. Constable, 1904/1908. First edition. Quarto. pp. (1) xvi, 199, + errata, (2) 4, viii, 167. Blue cloth over bevelled boards, Irish Harp in gilt […]

950.00
A Collection of Broadsides & Pamphlets from the renowned Closet Press at Trinity College.
A Collection of Broadsides & Pamphlets from the renowned Closet Press at Trinity College.

[CLOSET PRESS] A Collection of Broadsides and Pamphlets from the renowned Closet Press at Trinity College, Dublin: 1. [SPECIMEN] Specimen of Printing Types barely available at Trinity Closet Press. Dublin: Printed at the Trinity Closet Press on the occasion of its Christening, November 1973, in the presence of the Sponsors School of Printing, Bolton Street […]

2,350.00
Andy Warhol: Autographed art book photograph of Mick Jagger.
Andy Warhol: Autographed art book photograph of Mick Jagger.

Andy Warhol (1928 – 1987) Colour art book photograph in Warhol’s 1975 painting of Rolling Stones Mick Jagger. American Painter, filmmaker and leader of the pop movement Warhol spent most of his time making individual portraits of the rich and famous. Framed, 7” x 7” Signed on the lower left hand side in black felf-tip. […]

950.00
BOWE, Nicola Gordon. Harry Clarke: His Graphic Art.
BOWE, Nicola Gordon. Harry Clarke: His Graphic Art.

BOWE, Nicola Gordon. Harry Clarke: His Graphic Art. Prospectus for the book of the same name, to be issued as a signed limited edition. 908 REFERENCE WORKS Mountrath: Dolmen Press, 1982. L4 File B 1982 REFERBOWE, Nicola Gordon.

65.00
Johnny Cash: The Man in Black [Autographed by Cash on tipped in bookplate].
CASH, Johnny: The Man in Black [Autographed by Cash on tipped in bookplate].

TILL THINGS ARE BRIGHTER, I’M THE MAN IN BLACK”: JOHNNY CASH’S FIRST AUTOBIOGRAPHY, INSCRIBED BY HIM. First edition of Cash’s noted first autobiography, in which he calls his life a “spiritual odyssey.” Octavo, original cloth, illustrated with 24 pages of candid photographs. Autographed by Cash on tipped in bookplate on front free endpaper, “Johnny Cash.” […]

425.00
Faust by Goethe. From the German by John Anster.
GOETHE. Faust by Goethe. From the German by John Anster. With colour and black and white illustrations by Harry Clarke.

London: Harrap, 1925. 4to. First edition. pp. 254. Edition limited to 1,000 copies, signed by Harry Clarke. Recent quarter vellum on grey boards (replica binding). Faust by Goethe. From the German by John Anster. With colour and black and white illustrations by Harry Clarke. [L1 5D]

950.00
Faust. By Johann Wolfgang von Goethe. Translated by George Madison Priest.
GOETHE. Faust. By Johann Wolfgang von Goethe. Translated by George Madison Priest. With the illustrations of Harry Clarke. A limited Edition.

Faust. By Johann Wolfgang von Goethe. Translated by George Madison Priest. With the illustrations of Harry Clarke. A limited edition. Pennsylvania: The Franklin Library, 1979. pp. [viii], 223. A.e.g. Full black morocco gilt, maroon silk marker, maroon silk endpapers. A fine copy. [L1 D6]

325.00
HARBISON, Peter. The High Crosses of Ireland
HARBISON, Peter. The High Crosses of Ireland

HARBISON, Peter. The High Crosses of Ireland. Three volumes Profusely illustrated. Volume one contains the text, volumes two and three the photographs and illustrations of comparative iconography. THE DEFINITIVE WORK ON HIGH CROSSES Bonn: 1992. Folio. Red cloth, titled in black. A fine set. Scarce. 375 L3 3E The great stone High Crosses of Ireland, […]

375.00
Illuminated Address to James Hurst, Esq.
Illuminated Address to James Hurst, Esq.

[ILLUMINATED ADDRESS] Illuminated Address to James Hurst, Esq., Secretary Sunday’s Well Boating & Tennis Club, on the occasion of his marriage. There are two hand-painted illuminated leaves and four leaves with names inscribed, within a sunken panel on thick card. The calligraphy is of the highest quality by Gilbert of Cork. With a frontispiece photograph […]

1,250.00
KHAYYÁM, Omar. Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám. IN A FINE SANGORSKI & SUTCLIFFE BINDING.
KHAYYÁM, Omar. Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám. IN A FINE SANGORSKI & SUTCLIFFE BINDING.

THE ASTRONOMER POET OF PERSIA IN A FINE SANGORSKI & SUTCLIFFE BINDING KHAYYÁM, Omar. Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám. The First and Fourth Renderings in English Verse by Edward FitzGerald. With illustrations by Willy Pogany. London: George Harrap, 1930. Crown quarto. pp. 175. Finely bound by Sangorski and Sutcliffe in full green calf. Covers framed by […]

1,000.00
Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám. Rendered into English Verse by Edward Fitzgerald.
KHAYYÁM, Omar. Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám. Rendered into English Verse by Edward Fitzgerald. Illustrated in Colour and in Line by René Bull.

ONE OF THE MOST MAGNIFICENT ILLUSTRATED BOOKS OF THE GOLDEN AGE OF ILLUSTRATION IN SUPERB BAYNTUN BINDING KHAYYÁM, Omar. Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám. Rendered into English Verse by Edward Fitzgerald. Illustrated in Colour and in Line by René Bull. London: Hodder and Stoughton, [1913]. Large quarto. pp. [78], [10 tipped-in colour plates within gilt printed […]

1,650.00
KHAYYAM, Omar. The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam. Translated into English.
KHAYYAM, Omar. The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam. Translated into English.

KHAYYAM, Omar. The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam. Translated into English verse by Edward Fitzgerald. With an introduction by A.C. Benson. Illustrated by E. Geddes. Reproduced from a manuscript written, designed and illuminated by F. Sangorski and G. Sutcliffe. London: Siegle, Hill & Co. n.d. (c.1912). Folio. pp. [92], 12 (coloured plates of illuminated manuscript). Cream […]

2,750.00
KINSELLA, Thomas & LE BROCQUY, Louis: THE TAIN Signed by Illustrator Louis le Brocquy.
KINSELLA, Thomas & LE BROCQUY, Louis: THE TAIN Signed by Illustrator Louis le Brocquy.

Translated from the Irish by Thomas Kinsella. With one hundred and thirty-one brush drawings by Louis le Brocquy. Illustrated with maps, and three plates from the Lebor na hUidre, The Yellow Book of Lecan and The Book of Leinster. D: Dolmen Press, 1969. Folio. Lim. 1st edn. Bl. buckram. Slipcase. Fine in d.j. (1) THE […]

3,500.00
THE TAIN
KINSELLA, Thomas & LE BROCQUY, Louis. The Tain.

THE FINEST BOOK OF ITS TIME – LE BROCQUY’S MASTERPIECE KINSELLA, Thomas & LE BROCQUY, Louis. The Tain. Translated by Thomas Kinsella from the Irish Táin Bó Cuailgne. Brush Drawings by Louis le Brocquy. Dublin: Dolmen Press 1985. pp. vi, [1], 300, [4]. Small folio. Black cloth, image by Le Brocquy in white on upper […]

275.00
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Louis Le Brocquy: Seeing His Way: Louis Le Brocquy, a Painter Le Brocquy by Anne Madden

Gill & Macmillan 1994, Dublin, 1994. 1/4 Calf. Condition: Fine. Signed Limited Edition. Signed limited edition. This is copy no. 76 of an edition limited to 100 copies specially bound and signed by the author on the title page. 317 pp. Quarter cream-coloured calf over off-white buckram. Top edge gilt. Includes original lithograph drawn and […]

750.00
Sir Paul McCartney: High in the Clouds. Autographed Copy.
McCARTNEY, Paul: High in the Clouds. Autographed Copy.

SIR PAUL McCARTNEY Signed Book High in the Clouds. Signed on the half-title page by Sir Paul McCartney who made only one UK signing appearance for the book at Waterstones, Piccadilly on 14th December 2005. This book marks McCartney’s children’s book debut. McCartney is listed as the most successful musician and composer in popular music history. The book is in […]

1,500.00
Carte de visite portrait of Thomas Moore, The Bard of Ireland. Photograph by E. Desmaisons, Paris.
MOORE, Thomas:Carte de visite portrait of Thomas Moore, The Bard of Ireland. Photograph by E. Desmaisons, Paris.

Carte de visite portrait of Thomas Moore, The Bard of Ireland. Photographs by E. Desmaisons, Paris. 62 x 103mm. In fine condition.

325.00
MOORE, Thomas.  Moore's Irish Melodies [ A SUMPTUOUS PRODUCTION, IN AN APPROPRIATELY ELABORATE BINDING].
MOORE, Thomas.  Moore’s Irish Melodies [ A SUMPTUOUS PRODUCTION, IN AN APPROPRIATELY ELABORATE BINDING].

A SUMPTUOUS PRODUCTION, IN AN APPROPRIATELY ELABORATE BINDING, EMBELLISHED WITH LAVISH AND REMARKABLY WELL-EXECUTED DESIGNS, IN WHAT IS UNIVERSALLY CONSIDERED TO BE MACLISE’S FINEST ACHIEVEMENT IN BOOK ILLUSTRATION MOORE, Thomas.  Moore’s Irish Melodies.  Illustrated by Daniel Maclise.  London: Printed for Longman, Brown, Green, and Longmans, Paternoster-Row, 1846.  Quarto. pp. iv, 280. Bound by Little Brown & […]

1,500.00
MOORE, Thomas. Lalla Rookh, an Oriental Romance. First edition [WITH FORE-EDGE PAINTING].
MOORE, Thomas. Lalla Rookh, an Oriental Romance. First edition [WITH FORE-EDGE PAINTING].

WITH FORE-EDGE PAINTING THE BARD OF IRELAND AND THE TSARINA OF RUSSIA MOORE, Thomas. Lalla Rookh, an Oriental Romance. First edition. London: Printed for Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown, 1817. Quarto. First edition. pp. [iv], 405, [1]. Later full green morocco. Covers framed by double gilt fillets with floral stems and gilt dots in […]

1,250.00
MOORE, Thomas. Moore's Irish Melodies.
MOORE, Thomas. Moore’s Irish Melodies.

MOORE, Thomas.  Moore’s Irish Melodies, with Symphonies and Accompaniments by Sir John Stevenson and Sir Henry Bishop.  Dublin: Gill, 1889.  Small quarto. New edition. [180 x 215mm]. pp. 261.  Bound in full contemporary crimson hard-grain morocco over bevelled boards, covers framed by double gilt fillets and gilt dotted line either side of a gilt floral […]

375.00
MOORE, Thomas. Moore's Irish Melodies. Illustrated by Daniel Maclise.
MOORE, Thomas. Moore’s Irish Melodies. Illustrated by Daniel Maclise.

MOORE, Thomas. Moore’s Irish Melodies. Illustrated by Daniel Maclise. London: Longmans, 1866. Small quarto. pp. 270. Superbly bound in full green hard-grained morocco over bevelled boards. Covers with elaborate gilt tooling to a panel design with shamrock fleurons enclosing in the centre a blocked lozenge design, with brown leather onlays. Spine divided into five compartments […]

475.00
MORRISON, Van. Keep ‘Er Lit. (LIMITED EDITION – ONE OF 250 COPIES ONLY)

MORRISON Van. Keep ‘Er Lit. London: Faber & Faber, 2020. Demy octavo. First edition. pp. xix, [1], 242. Quarter blue cloth on orange papered boards. Edition limited to 250 copies [No. 191]. A superb copy housed in an elegant orange cloth slipcase. Keep ‘Er Lit is the second volume of Van Morrison’s collected lyrics containing […]

575.00
O'Byrne, Robert: Hugh Lane 1875 - 1915
O’Byrne, Robert: Hugh Lane 1875 – 1915.

Lilliput Press, Dublin, 2000. Hardcover. Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. First Edition. xii, 276 pages + 16 of illustrations. 240x160mm. Original publisher’s cloth, spine lettered gilt, with unclipped dust jacket. ‘This is the first full life of the art dealer and patron Hugh Lane since the rather adoring 1920 biography by his aunt Lady […]

75.00
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O’CONNOR, Frank. The Little Monasteries

O’CONNOR, Frank. The Little Monasteries. Poems translated from the Irish by Frank O’Connor. Dublin: At the Dolmen Press, 1963. First edition. pp. 43. Bound in full buckram in an edition limited to 1,050 numbered copies. Title in gilt on spine. Top edge blue. A fine copy in the original glassine wrapper in a red paper […]

65.00
PLUNKETT, Grace. Doctors Recommend It. An Abbey Theatre Tonic in 12 Doses.
PLUNKETT, Grace. Doctors Recommend It. An Abbey Theatre Tonic in 12 Doses.

PLUNKETT, Grace. Doctors Recommend It. An Abbey Theatre Tonic in 12 Doses. Illustrated. Foreword by T.C. Murray. Dublin: At the Sign of the Three Candles, 1930. Oblong quarto. pp. [29]. Cream coarse linen, title on green printed label on upper cover. Edition limited to 500 copies. A fine copy in repaired dust jacket. Grace Vandeleur […]

950.00
Sinn Fein Christmas Card 1916.
Sinn Fein Christmas Card 1916.

Sinn Fein Christmas Card 1916 Sinn Féin Series Designed by Abhuistín Ó Maolaoidh, and printed in Dublin. In colours with names of the 16 martyrs in the cover design, with the arms of the Four Provinces and in the centre within a heart Éire 1916. pp. 4, folded sheet, sewn with green ribbon. The card […]

1,250.00
[SWINBURNE POEMS] Selected Poems of Algernon Charles Swinburne
SWINBURNE POEMS. Selected Poems of Algernon Charles Swinburne, with Illustrations and Decorations by Harry Clarke and an Introduction by Humbert Wolfe.

WITH HARRY CLARKE’S MOST EROTIC ILLUSTRATIONS [SWINBURNE POEMS] Selected Poems of Algernon Charles Swinburne, with Illustrations and Decorations by Harry Clarke and an Introduction by Humbert Wolfe. London: John Lane The Bodley Head Ltd., 1928. Royal octavo. First edition. pp. xxxiii, 219, 11. Untrimmed. Magenta cloth. Designs and titling in gilt. Upper cover with a […]

275.00
The Philosophy of Andy Warhol. (From A to B and Back Again): SIGNED by Warhol.
The Philosophy of Andy Warhol. (From A to B and Back Again): SIGNED by Warhol.

New York: Harcourt, Brace, Jovanovich, 1975. pp. 241. Quarter orange buckram on yellow paper boards. Signed by Andy Warhol with his initials on half-title. A fine copy in dustjacket.

550.00
WALTERS, L.D'O. The Year's at the Spring. Illustrated by Harry Clarke.
WALTERS, L.D’O. The Year’s at the Spring. Illustrated by Harry Clarke.

The Year’s at the Spring. An Anthology of Recent Poetry. Compiled by L.D’O. Walters and Illustrated by Harry Clarke. With an Introduction by Harold Monro. London: Harrap, 1920. First edition. Quarto. pp. 128. Beige cloth, title and decoration in blue and red on upper cover and spine. A good copy in rare dust jacket. Harry […]

275.00
WARREN, Geoffrey. Elixir of Life.
WARREN, Geoffrey. Elixir of Life. Illustrated by Harry Clarke

WARREN, Geoffrey. Elixir of Life {Uisge Beatha}. Being a slight account of the romantic rise to fame of a great House [John Jameson]. Decorated by Harry Clarke. Dublin: John Jameson & Son Limited, 1925. Small quarto. pp. [iv], 17. Two leaves in superb facsimile. Recent quarter linen on grey papered boards with original printed title […]

875.00

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