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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 by double gilt fillets and decorative roll, border with rose garlands, gilt dots and leafs enclosing panel with oval wreath of roses […]
1,350.00
AUSTEN, Jane. Emma. Illustrated by Fritz Kredel
AUSTEN, Jane. Emma. Illustrated by Fritz Kredel. Norwalk, Connecticut: Easton Press, 1983. Medium octavo. pp. xiv, 428. Full brown morocco, gilt decorated upper cover, titled in gilt; moiré-silk endpapers; gold and brown endbands.; white silkmarker. A fine copy.
275.00
AUSTEN, Jane. Pride and Prejudice
AUSTEN, Jane. Pride and Prejudice. New York: Barnes & Noble, 2011. Demy octavo. pp. [vi], 361. Bound in crimson morocco, covers framed by a single gilt fillet with floral tools in corners. Spine divided into six panels by five gilt raised bands, title and author in gilt on blue morocco labels in the second and […]
275.00
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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
BECKETT, Samuel: Company (Signed Limited Edition)
BECKETT, Samuel. Company. London: Calder, 1980. Medium octavo. pp. 89. True first edition, first printing. Quarter vellum on brown linen, title and reproduced signature of Beckett in gilt. Deluxe first edition, limited to 100 copies, signed by Samuel Beckett on titlepage. This copy signed but not numbered on the titlepage. Browning to the spine. All […]
1,250.00
BECKETT, Samuel: More Pricks than Kicks (Signed Limited Edition)
Author Title Catalog Mainhead Pub Place Price Location Summary PubDate Sort BECKETT, Samuel. More Pricks than Kicks. 904 SIGNED LIMITED EDITION London: Calder & Boyars, 1970. pp. 21, [1]. Quarter white calf on brown cloth boards, title in gilt on upper cover and on spine. Edition limited to 100 copies (No. 64) signed and number […]
1,650.00
BEDOYERE, Michael De La. George Washington
Illustrated 130 IN FINE BINDING Philadelphia: J.B. Lippincott, Company, n.d. (c.1930). pp. 310. Half red morocco on patterened papered boards. Top edge gilt. A fine copy. L3 6D
75.00
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
BORLASE, William G. The Dolmens of Ireland - Special edition limited to 15 sets
BORLASE, William G. The Dolmens of Ireland – Special edition limited to 15 sets
BORLASE, William G. The Dolmens of Ireland. Their distribution, structural characteristics, and affinities in other countries; together with the folk-lore attaching to them; supplemented by considerations on the anthropology, ethnology, and traditions of the Irish people. With over 800 illustrations (including 3 colouredplates), and 4 colouredfolding maps. Three volumes. Bound in full green morocco title […]
1,250.00
CARPENTER, H. Bernard. American Character and Influence.
CARPENTER, H. Bernard. American Character and Influence. Oration delivered before the City Council and Citizens of Boston, July 4, 1883. By H. Bernard Carpenter. Boston: Printed by Order of the City Council, 1883. First edition. pp. 36. Original decorative full brown morocco over bevelled boards, covers framed by triple gilt fillets with an inner gilt […]
475.00
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
CAUSSIN, Nicholas. The Holy Court, being a comprehensive system of Moral Maxims [IN A FINE CONTEMPORARY DUBLIN BINDING]
IN A FINE CONTEMPORARY DUBLIN BINDING CAUSSIN, Nicholas. The Holy Court, being a comprehensive system of Moral Maxims, Pious Reflections, and Historic Examples: forming in itself a Complete Library of Rational Entertainment, Catholic Devotion, and Christian Knowledge. In five parts. Originally written in French by the learned and pious Nichlaus Caussin, of the Society of […]
1,250.00
CHANDLER, Edward: Photography in Ireland Limited Edition
LIMITED TO 30 COPIES ONLY IN A FINE BINDING CHANDLER, Edward. Photography in Ireland. The Nineteenth Century. Illustrated. Dublin: De Burca, 2001. Folio. pp. xii, 44 (plates), 134. Bound in full black morocco title in silver along spine; early daguerreotype camera in silver on upper cover; blue endpapers; blue and white endbands. Signed by the […]
750.00
CONNELLAN, Owen. Translated by. The Annals of Ireland, Translated from the Original Irish of the Four Masters
IN FINE BINDING BY WILSON OF DUBLIN With annotations by Philip MacDermot, Esq. and the translator. Coloured half-title and large folding clan location map. Dublin: Bryan Geraghty, 1846. Thick quarto. Bound by Wilson in contemporary full green morocco, with his engraved label Wilson / Binder / 14 Hawkins St. on front pastedown. Covers framed by […]
1,650.00
CONNOLLY, James. Labour in Ireland. Labour in Irish History (Inscribed by William O’Brien)
UNIQUE CONNOLLY ASSOCIATION COPY CONNOLLY, James. Labour in Ireland. Labour in Irish History. The Re-Conquest of Ireland. With an introduction by Robert Lynd. Dublin: Maunsel, 1922. pp. xxxviii, 346. A most attractive copy bound in full morocco, gilt bordered. Spine divided into five compartments by raised bands, with title in gilt in second and fourth, […]
950.00
COULTER, Henry. The West of Ireland: its Existing Condition, and Prospects. Illustrated with thirty-four lithographic plates (some coloured) and one folding map.
Dublin: Hodges & Smith, 1862. pp. xii, 372, [36 (plates)], 20 (Adverts). Pebbled green cloth, title in gilt on spine, Hibernia and Britannia in gilt on upper cover and in blind on lower. Some light spotting to a few plates. Lacking the telegraph map, as usual. Spine professionally rebacked. Stamp of Patrick O Gorman Tullaroan, […]
875.00
CROWE, E.E. To-Day in Ireland.
[CROWE, E.E.] To-Day in Ireland. Three volumes. London: Printed for Charles Knight, 1825. First edition. pp. (1) [ii], 291, (2) [ii], 319, (3) [ii], 305. Bound in contemporary half calf on marbled boards, title and volume number in gilt on double maroon morocco labels on elaborate gilt decorated spine. With the armorial bookplates of Richard […]
575.00
CURL, James Stevens. The Londonderry Plantation 1609-1914
CURL, James Stevens. The Londonderry Plantation 1609-1914. Chichester: Phillimore & Co. Ltd, 1986. Demy quarto. pp. 503. Sumptuously bound in full red morocco elaborately tooled in gilt, with cream leather central lozenge onlay replicating an eighteenth century Irish binding. Spine divided into six panels by five gilt raised bands, title in gilt on blue morocco […]
685.00
CUSACK, Mary Francis. An Illustrated History of Ireland: from the Earliest Period.
CUSACK, Mary Francis. An Illustrated History of Ireland: from the Earliest Period. With historical illustrations by Henry Doyle. With coloured half-title and three folding maps. 131 “London: Longmans, Green, 1871. Fifth edition. pp. [vi], 671. Bound in contemporary full red morocco. Covers framed by double gilt fillets and a wide gilt acanthus roll with an […]
375.00
DEERY Patsy: IRISH MAYFLIES: A FLY-FISHER'S GUIDE.
DEERY Patsy: IRISH MAYFLIES: A FLY-FISHER’S GUIDE.
Ken Smith Publishing. Yeadon, West Yorkshire. 2007 1st edition. Two volume de luxe issue. Large 8vo (178 x 252mm). Ppxiv,166. Colour frontispiece photograph of the author, colour plates of flies. Full dark red morocco gilt, raised bands. Dark red leather and cloth slipcase. Edition limited to 65 copies in total. Very fine two-volume set in […]
1,250.00
DUFT, Johannes & MEYER, Peter. The Irish Miniatures in the Abbey Library of St. Gall.
DUFT, Johannes & MEYER, Peter. The Irish Miniatures in the Abbey Library of St. Gall.
With 19 plates in colour and 24 in mono. Berne: Urs Graf-Verlag, 1954. Large quarto. Bound in full pigskin with Celtic design blind tooling. Edition limited to 600 copies. A very good copy. Very rare. St. Gall in Switzerland takes its name from the Irish saint, the companion of St. Columbanus, who remained behind and […]
2,875.00