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[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. pp. xvi, 476 (including errata). Later half brown morocco over brown cloth boards, title in gilt on black morocco label on spine. Inscribed […]
475.00
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 on titlepage and verso of final leaf. Old ink stain on titlepage. A very good and fresh copy. “Wing (2nd ed.) O858. […]
675.00
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 and the United States of America. Published by Order of the Congress. London: Printed from the Original Philadelphia Edition … and Dublin […]
2,350.00
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 panels by five raised bands, title in gilt on olive morocco label in the second. Ticket of Steen Bookbinder, Wolverhampton, on front […]
475.00
[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 text. London: Printed by H. Woodfall, jun. 1742. pp. (1) [2], xxix, [1], 445, 3 (plates), (2) 448-533, [1], [19] mezzotint portraits, […]
1,250.00
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 Dubhaltach Mac Fhir Bhisigh, AD 1666.  Edited by Nollaig Ó Muraíle. Dublin: De Búrca, 2022. Quarto. pp. 679. Green buckram, titled in gilt […]
125.00
Annals of the Kingdom of Ireland by the Four Masters.
Annals of the Kingdom of Ireland by the Four Masters.
O’DONOVAN, John. Ed. by. Annála Ríoghachta Éireann – Annals of the Kingdom of Ireland by the Four Masters. From the earliest times to the year 1616. Edited from the manuscript in the Royal Irish Academy and Trinity College Dublin, with copious historical, topographical and genealogical notes and with special emphasis on place-names. Seven large vols. […]
685.00
ARCHDEKIN, Richard [Richardi ARSDEKIN]. Theologia Tripartita Universa, Complectens nune Bibliothecam perfecta Viri Ecclesiastici, ordine Sequenti. Tomus Primus. Controversiæ Heterodoxæ ac Scholasticæ. Tomi Secundi, Pars I. Theologia Speculativa. Tomi II. Pars II. Theologia Practica Universa. Tomus Tertius. Apparatus Practicus pro Omni Prorsus Functione Viri Ecclesiastici. Editionis Nonæ, ab Authore in singulis Partibus plurimum locupletatæ, & in novam Normam digestæ.
Venice: Apud Io. Jacobum Hertz, 1696. Quarto. pp. [xvi], 249, [7], 402, [x], 232. Title printed in red and black. Three parts in one volume with separate titlepages and pagination. Complete with half-title. Modern quarter calf on marbled boards by Paddy Kavanagh, Museum Bookbinders. Neat old library stamp ‘Clongowes Wood’ on titlepage. Some occasional foxing. […]
1,350.00
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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 praefixed to unlock the whole story. London: Printed for Henry Seile at the Signe of the Tygres Head in Fleetstreet – neere […]
1,250.00
BARRY, Edward. M.D. A Treatise on a Consumption of the Lungs
With a previous Account of Nutrition, and of the Sructure and Use of the Lungs. Dublin: Printed by George Grierson, 1726. pp. [11], 4-20, 227, [1]. Contemporary full panelled calf, title in gilt on morocco letterpiece on spine. Minor surface wear and wear to spine ends. Name torn from top right-hand corner of margin. A very good copy. […]
1,250.00
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BAYLY, Thomas. Certamen Religiosum: or, A Conference between the late King of England
BAYLY, Thomas. Certamen Religiosum: or, A Conference between the late King of England, and the late Lord Marquesse of Worcester, concerning Religion. Together with a Vindication of the Protestant Cause, from the Pretences of the Marquesse his Last Papers; which the necessity of the King’s Affairs denyed him Oportunity to Answer.  London: Printed for W. […]
3,500.00
BEER, Johann Christopher. Das Neu-Geharnischte Groß-Britannien, Das ist: Wahre Landes- und Standes-Beschaffenheit Derer drey-vereinigten Königreiche Engel- Schott- und Irrlands.
[BEER, Johann Christopher] Das Neu-Geharnischte Groß-Britannien, Das ist: Wahre Landes- und Standes-Beschaffenheit Derer drey-vereinigten Königreiche Engel- Schott- und Irrlands : Jn völliger Beschreibung ihrer Provintzen, Jnsuln, Städte, Schlösser, Festungen, Früchten, Reichthümer und Regiments-Form, Wie nicht weniger der leßwürdigsten Staats- und Kriegs-Geschichten; Bevorab Jhrer neulichsten großwichtigsten Handlungen, absonderlich aber derer bey unlängster Versetzung der Cron von […]
1,250.00
BOATE, Gerard. Histoire Naturelle d’Irlande.
Contenant une Description tres exacte de sa situation, de sa grandeur, de sa figure, de la nature de ses Montagnes, de ses forests, de ses Bruyeres, de ses Marais de ses terres labourables. Paris: Chez Robert de Ninville, au bout du Pont S. Michelle, 1666. 12mo. pp. [viii], 334, [4]. Contemporary full vellum. Some darkening […]
695.00
BOOK OF COMMON PRAYER IN IRISH. Leabhar na Nornaightheadh Ccomhchoitchionn, agus Mhiniostralachda na Saceaimeinteadh, agus Resadh agus Dhearghnath na Heaglaise, do reir usaide Eaglaise na Sacsan; Maille ris an Tsaltair no Psalmuibh Dhaibhidh.
FIRST EDITION WITH PARALLEL ENGLISH TEXT [BOOK OF COMMON PRAYER IN IRISH] Leabhar na Nornaightheadh Ccomhchoitchionn, agus Mhiniostralachda na Saceaimeinteadh, agus Resadh agus Dhearghnath na Heaglaise, do reir usaide Eaglaise na Sacsan; Maille ris an Tsaltair no Psalmuibh Dhaibhidh. In Irish and English. London: Eleanor Everingham, at the Seven-Stars in Ave-Mary-Lane, near Ludgate, 1712. First […]
3,750.00
BOUHÉREAU
BOUHÉREAU, Élie. Traité D’Origéne Contre Celse. Ou défence de la Religion Chrétienne contre les accusations des Païens.
BOUHÉREAU, Élie. Traité D’Origéne Contre Celse. Ou défence de la Religion Chrétienne contre les accusations des Païens. Traduit du grec par Elie Bouchéreau. Engraved frontispiece. A Amsterdam, chez Henry Desbordes, marchand libraire, dans le Kalver-straat, 1700. Quarto. pp. [xxx], 480; wanting final two leaves containing the errata and index to the notes (see Burnet), but […]
1,250.00
BOURK, Hubert. The Information of Hubert Bourk Gent Touching the Popish Plot in Ireland.
BOURK, Hubert. The Information of Hubert Bourk Gent Touching the Popish Plot in Ireland.
BOURK, Hubert. The Information of Hubert Bourk Gent Touching the Popish Plot in Ireland, carried on by the Conspiracies of the Earl of Tyrone. 900 London, Printed for Randolph Taylor, and are by him sold, at his House, near Stationers-Hall, [1680]. Folio. pp. [vii], 27. Very good in recent qtr. morocco. Like so much of […]
350.00
BOYLE, Roger Earl of Orrery. A Treatise of the Art of War.
BOYLE, Roger Earl of Orrery. A Treatise of the Art of War: Dedicated to the Kings Most Excellent Majesty. With engraved plates. London: in the Savoy, by T.N. for Henry Herringham, 1677. Folio. pp. [xiv], 206. Contemporary full panelled calf, spine expertly rebacked, title in gilt on red morocco letter-piece. An unusually large paper copy […]
2,650.00
BOYLE, Roger Earl of Orrery. Parthenissa, That Most Fam'd Romance.
BOYLE, Roger Earl of Orrery. Parthenissa, That Most Fam’d Romance. The Six Volumes Compleat. Composed By The Right Honourable The Earl of Orrery.
BOYLE, Roger Earl of Orrery. Parthenissa, That Most Fam’d Romance. The Six Volumes Compleat. Composed By The Right Honourable The Earl of Orrery. London: Printed by T.N. for Henry Herringham, at the Blue Anchor in the Lower-Walk of the New Exchange, 1676. Folio. pp. [4], 403, [3], 485-808 (i.e. 730, with printer’s error in pagination). […]
2,450.00
BOYLE, Roger Earl of Orrery. Parthenissa, That Most Fam’d Romance. The Six Volumes Compleat. Composed By The Right Honourable The Earl of Orrery.
London: Printed by T.N. for Henry Herringham, at the Blue Anchor in the Lower-Walk of the New Exchange, 1676. Folio. pp. [4], 403, [3], 485-808 (i.e. 730, with printer’s error in pagination). Titlepage, with publisher’s device, printed in red and black. Contemporary full sprinkled calf, spine expertly rebacked preserving early maroon morocco letterpiece. From the […]
2,450.00
BROOKE, Miss [Charlotte]. Reliques of Irish Poetry: Consisting of Heroic Poems, Odes, Elegies, and Songs, translated into English Verse:
With notes explanatory and historical; and the Originals in the Irish Character. To which is subjoined An Irish Tale. By Miss Brooke. Dublin: George Bonham, Printer, South Great George’s Street, 1789. Quarto. First edition. pp. xxvi, [2], 369. Later half brown morocco on cloth boards, titled in gilt. Previous owner’s signature ‘James Arbuckle’ on tiitlepage. […]
750.00
BUDGELL, E. Esq. Memoirs of the Life and Character of the Earl of Orrery, and of the Family of the Boyles
Containing several curious facts, and pieces of history, from the Reign of Queen Elizabeth, to the present times: extracted from original papers and manuscripts, never yet printed. With a short account of the controversy between the late Earl of Orrery and the Reverend Dr. Bentley; and some select letters of Phalaris, the famous Sicilian Tyrant: […]
245.00
BURRIDGE, Richard: Hell in an Uproar : Occasion’d by a Scuffle that happen’d between the Lawyers and the Physicians, for Superiority. A satyr.
[Dublin]: [publisher not identified] Printed in the Year, 1725. Post octavo. pp. 15, [1]. Modern wrappers. A good copy. Exceedingly rare. ESTC T36082. Foxon B586. Richard Burbage (1567-1619) was one of Shakespeare’s closest associates and his partner in their many theatre activities. They were joint owners of The Globe Theatre, together with John Heminges, Augustine […]
1,250.00
CARLISLE, Nicholas. A Topographical Dictionary of Ireland; Exhibiting The Names of the several Cities, Towns, Parishes, and Villages, with the Barony, County and Province to which they respectively belong.
The Valuation and Present State of the Ecclesiastical Benefices. The Distance and Bearing of every Place from the nearest Post-Office, and of the Post Offices from the Metropolis. Fairs. Members of Parliament, and Corporations. Charter Schools. And Assizes. To which is added, Miscellaneous Information respecting Monastic Foundations, and other matters of Local History. Collected from […]
685.00
Stranger in Ireland
CARR, John Esq. The Stranger in Ireland.
CARR, John Esq. The Stranger in Ireland A Tour in the Southern and Western Parts of that Country, in the year 1805. With 16 folding hand-coloured aquatints and engraved map of the Lakes of Killarney. London: Printed for Richard Phillips, No. 6, Bridge-Street, 1806. Quarto. pp. xv, [2], 530, 16 (plates). Contemporary full tree calf. Flat spine […]
2,350.00
CARVE, Thomas. Lyra Sive Anacephalaeosis Hibernica, In qua De Exordio, seu Origine, nomine, moribus, ritibusque Gentis Hibernicae Succincte tractatur; cui quoque accessere Annales Ejusdem Hiberniae, Nec non Rerum gestarum per Europam ab Anno 1148. Usque ad Annum1650.
CARVE, Thomas. Lyra Sive Anacephalaeosis Hibernica, In qua De Exordio, seu Origine, nomine, moribus, ritibusque Gentis Hibernicae Succincte tractatur; cui quoque accessere Annales Ejusdem Hiberniae, Nec non Rerum gestarum per Europam ab Anno 1148. Usque ad Annum1650. Editio secundo … Authore R.D. Thoma Carve, de Mobernan Tipperariensi, Sacerdote & Notario Apostolico. With seven plates, including […]
6,750.00
CERVANTES, Miguel de. The History of the Valorous and Witty Knight-Errant Don Quixote of the Mancha [TRINITY PRIZE BINDING IN RED MOROCCO]
Written in Spanish by Michael Cervantes. Translated into English by Thomas Shelton, and now printed verbatim from the 4to edition of 1620. With a curious set of cuts from the French of Coypel. London : Printed for J. Walthoe, G. Conyers, J. and J. Knapton, R. Knaplock, D. Midwinter and A. Ward, A. Bettesworth and C. Hitch, B. […]
950.00
CHAMBERS, Ephraim. Cyclopaedia: or, an Universal Dictionary of Arts and Sciences
MOUNT CONGREVE COPY CHAMBERS, Ephraim. Cyclopaedia: or, an Universal Dictionary of Arts and Sciences; … The Third Edition corrected and amended, with some additions. Illustrated with twenty-two plates (including ten folding and one double page). In two volumes Dublin: Printed for Richard Gunne … Robert Owen … Geo. Risk, Jos. Leathly, Geo. Ewing, Will. Smith, […]
1,450.00
CHANTREAU, Pierre-Nicolas. Voyage dans les trois Royaumes d'Angleterre.
CHANTREAU, Pierre-Nicolas. Voyage dans les trois Royaumes d’Angleterre.
CHANTREAU, Pierre-Nicolas. Voyage dans les trois Royaumes d’Angleterre, d’Ecosse et d’Irlande, fait en 1788 et 1789. Ouvrage dans lequel on trouve tout ce qu’il y a plus intéressant sur les moeurs des habitans de la Grande-Bretagne, leur population, leurs opinions religieuses, leurs préjugés, leurs usages, leur constitution politique, leurs forces de terre et de mer, […]
585.00
CLARENDON, Hon. Hugh of Windsor, Esq. A New and Authentic History of England from the Remotest Period of Intelligence to the Close of the Year 1767
CLARENDON, Hon. Hugh of Windsor, Esq. A New and Authentic History of England from the Remotest Period of Intelligence to the Close of the Year 1767: Containing a Particular and Circumstantial Account of Every Interesting Occurrence, and Memorable Character Relative to the Annals of Great Britain, both at Home and Abroad. Particularly, Its Origin; the […]
375.00
COGAN, Thomas. John Buncle, Junior, Gentleman
[COGAN, Thomas] John Buncle, Junior, Gentleman. Dublin: Printed by W. Kidd, for W. Whitestone, B. Corcoran, D. Chamberlaine, J. Potts, J Hoey, J. Williams, W. Colles, T. Armitage, … and C. Talbot, 1776. 12mo. pp. [4], 260. Contemporary full calf, title in gilt on red morocco label on spine. With some pencil notes. Exceedingly rare. […]
285.00
COOK, James. A Voyage to the Pacific Ocean, undertaken, by the Command of His Majesty, for making Discoveries in the Northern Hemisphere, to determine the position and extent of the west side of North America, its distance from Asia, and the practicability of a northern passage to Europe; performed under the direction of Captains Cook, Clerke, and Gore, in his Majesty’s ships the Resolution and Discovery, in the years 1776, 1777, 1778, 1779, and 1780.
Three volumes. Volumes I and II written by Captain James Cook, Volume III by Captain James King. Portrait frontispiece of Cook. Dublin: Printed for H. Chamberlaine [and 26 others], 1784. Large post octavo. pp. (1) xcviii, 421 (2) [xvi], 549 (3) [xii], 559. Contemporary full sprinkled calf, flat spines with contrasting red and olive green morocco labels. Armorial bookplate […]
1,250.00
COX, Richard. Hibernia Anglicana: or, The History of Ireland from the Conquest thereof by the English, to this Present Time.
With an Introductory Discourse touching the Ancient State of that Kingdom. Two volumes. With large folding map being an Epitome of Sir William Petty’s Large Survey of Ireland and engraved frontispieces of William and Mary. London: Printed by H. Clark, for Joseph Watts at the Angel in St. Paul’s Church-Yard, 1689-1690. Small folio. pp. (1) […]
1,850.00
CURRY, John. An Historical and Critical Review of the Civil Wars in Ireland, from the Reign of Queen Elizabeth, to the Settlement under King William. Extracted from Parliamentary Records, State Acts, and other authentic Materials. By J.C. M.D. Author of the Historical Memoirs of the Irish Rebellion in 1641. Audi alteram Partem.
Dublin: Printed, and sold by J. Hoey, and T.T. Faulkner, Parliament-street; G. Burnet, Abbey-street; and J. Morris, Fishamble-street, 1775. First edition. Quarto. pp. [iv], xxi, [3], 447, 6 (index). Modern papered boards, printed title on spine. A fine copy. Rare. [L1 5B]
575.00
CURTIS, Robert. The Irish Police Officer. Comprising the Identification, and other Tales, founded upon remarkable trials in Ireland. By Robert Curtis, County Inspector of the Irish Constabulary. Bound with: Curiosities of Detection; or, The Sea-Coast Station. Contents ‘James M’Grath; or, Time’s Changes’ and ‘The Twin Joyces.’ Two volumes in one.
London: Ward and Lock, 1861/1862. Post octavo. pp. vi, [2], 216; viii, 320. Contemporary scarlet half calf on marbled boards, title in gilt on elaborate gilt decorated spine; marbled endpapers; red and gold endbands. A small area of rubbing to the calf on the lower board. Previous owner’s bookplates on front pastedown and neat blind-stamp […]
1,250.00
DAY, Robert. Books printed in Cork XVII, XVIII, XIX, centuries.
DAY, Robert. Books printed in Cork XVII, XVIII, XIX, centuries.
DAY, Robert. Books printed in Cork XVII, XVIII, XIX, centuries. Robert Day, F.S.A. Cork. Titled on page 1: ‘Cork Printed Books / At Myrtle Hill 1904’. Manuscript Notebook, octavo, with forty-three pages of titles from the library of Robert Day, written in his own neat forward-slanting hand. Black leatherette, with diamond shaped engraved label of […]
1,250.00
DUNRAVEN, Countess & Earl of: Memorials of Adare Manor by Caroline, Countess of Dunraven, with Historical Notices of Adare by her son, The Earl of Dunraven. With duo-tone lithographs by J.R. Jobbins, and fifty-five illustrations throughout text.
Oxford: Printed for Private Circulation, By Messrs. Parker, 1865. Quarto. pp. xii, 303, 31 (plates). Green cloth, gilt armorial device on upper cover, titled in gilt. Rebacked. A good copy. Very scarce. Only the BL copy located on COPAC. Edwin Richard Windham Wyndham Quin, third Earl of Dunraven and Mount-Earl was born in London, 1812. […]
1,450.00
DUNTON, John. The Dublin Scuffle: Being a Challenge sent by John Dunton, Citizen of London, to Patrick Campbel, Bookseller in Dublin. IRELAND’S FIRST BOOK AUCTIONEER
Together with the Small Skirmishes of Bills and Advertisements. To which is added, the Billet Doux, sent him by a Citizen’s Wife in Dublin, Tempting him to Lewdness. With his answers to her. Also Some Account of his Conversation in Ireland, Intermixt with particular Characters of the most Eminent Persons he Convers’d with in that […]
2,750.00
ERIGENA [Johannes Scotus] Joannis Scoti Erigenae De Divisione Naturae.
INTELLECTUAL, SUBTLE, ALLEGORICAL, MYSTICAL ERIGENA. ERIGENA [Johannes Scotus] Joannis Scoti Erigenae De Divisione Naturae. Oxford: E Theatro Sheldoniano, 1681. Folio. pp. [xiv], 63, 66-98, 97-98, 101-104, 103-312, [iv], 88. Complete in spite of erratic pagination. The appendix with separate divisional titlepage with Latin and Greek text in parallel columns. Two parts in one volume. Contemporary […]
5,750.00
FERRAR, John. The History of Limerick, Ecclesiastical, Civil and Military, From the Earliest Records, to the Year 1787.
Illustrated by fifteen engravings. To which are added The Charter of Limerick, and An Essay on Castle Connell Spa, on water in general and cold bathing. Illustrated and folding map. List of subscribers. Limerick: A. Watson, 1787. Medium octavo. First edition. pp. xviii, 492. Dated at end of preface: Sir Harry’s Mall, Limerick, December 25, […]
875.00