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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. First edition. Quarto. pp. 679. Green leather titled and blocked in gilt. Limited to 430 […]
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. […]
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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 […]
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 board, in full purple crushed levant morocco. Covers framed by a single gilt fillet with gilt decoration in corners; replicated on spine, […]
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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 […]
London: Henry Colburn & Richard Bentley, 1827/1832. First edition. Large post octavo. pp. (1) xxvii, [1], 476, (2) xiii, 4, 474, (3) xxxvi, 436. First and second volumes have “In two volumes”. Near contemporary half brown morocco on marbled boards. Spine divided into six panels by five raised bands, title and volume number in gilt […]
With 119 superb engraved plates, Two volumes. London: George Virtue. n.d (c.1840). Quarto. Easily taken as full morocco this is a quarter binding with leather spine and hard grain morocco imitation cloth on the boards. Covers framed to a panel design by five gilt fillets and a slim Shamrock roll, inner Shamrock fleurons in black […]
In two books. With some other poems. By James Beattie, LL.D. To which are now added, Miscellanies. By James Hay Beattie, with an account of his life and character. London: Printed by T. Gillet, Salisbury Square, for C. Dilly, in the Poultry; and sold by A. Brown, Aberdeen, 1799. Post octavo. pp. (1) [viii], 120 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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
A General Introduction. The Parallel Passages … Philological and Explanatory Notes ; & The Psalms of David in Metre: According to the Version Approved by the Church of Scotland and Appointed to be Used in Worship [Finely Bound 2 volumes in 1] London: Samuel Bagster, 1829. Quarto. pp. [4], ii, 1352, xviii, xiii. Bound in full blind-stamped brown morocco, spine divided into […]
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 […]
London: Hutchinson, [1913?]. Quarto. pp. vi, 282. Title and text printed in red and black. Plates with tissue guards. Full vellum decorated in gilt to a floral design with a lyre in centre, titled in gilt. Edition limited to 150 copies only, signed and numbered [No. 39] by the illustrator. Decorative endpapers. From the library […]
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 […]
London: Chapman & Hall, 1897. Royal octavo. pp. (1) xxxvi, 312, (2) 4, 399, (3) 4, 521. Original gilt decorated buckram. Top edge gilt. A very good set. Very scarce. The first comprehensive survey, full of helpful drawings. The third volume contains an index and the material from folklore, legend, and tradition. A most attractive […]
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 […]
Being a portion of the history of Catholic Ireland by Don Philip O’Sullivan Bear. Translated from the original Latin. With John Norden’s large map of Ireland 1609-1611 in colour, depicting Clan locations, rivers, mountains, castles, etc. Dublin: Sealy, Bryers & Walker, 1903. Large post octavo. pp. xxviii, 212, [3 (List of Subscribers)]. Bound by Browne […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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, […]
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 […]
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, […]
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) […]
With coloured frontispiece and numerous plates. London: Cassell, 1954. Quarto. pp. xi, 47, 58 (plates). Blue buckram, titled in gilt along spine. Top edge gilt. A fine copy in frayed dust jacket. Scarce. [L3 10E]
[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 […]
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 […]
Translated by The Rev. Henry F. Cary. Revised, with an introduction by Marie-Louise Egerton Castle. With chronological view of the age of Dante, additional notes, and index. London: George Bell, 1910. Foolscap octavo. pp. xxii, 515. Gilt decorated red morocco, spine divided into five panels by four gilt raised bands, title in gilt on olive-green […]
ROYAL GEOGRAPHICAL SOCIETY COMMEMORATIVE FACSIMILE London: Club Internacional del Libro for The Geographical Society, London, 1994. Quarto. Commemorative Facsimile Edition No. 196/1000. Volume I is signed by Dr. John Hemming, Director and Secretary of the R.G.S. Bound in half morocco with gilt border designs over marbled boards; spine elaborately tooled in gilt; marbled endpapers; green […]
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 […]
LIMITED EDITION SIGNED BY DONLEAVY Published by Franklin Library, 1983. Octavo. First edition; first printing. Signed by the author. Bound in full leather, spine and covers decorated in gilt. Printed on archival paper with gilded edges. A fine copy.
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 […]
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 […]
WITH DRAWINGS BY MARGARET STOKES FERGUSON, Samuel. The Cromlech on Howth. A Poem. With illuminations from the Book of Kells & of Durrow, and drawings from nature by MS [Margaret Stokes]. With notes on Celtic ornamental art, revised by George Petrie. London: Day & Son, 1861. Folio. Bound in full cloth gilt by Day & […]
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, […]
HAND-COLOURED COPY FINDEN, Edward. The Beauties of Moore: A Series of Portraits of his Principal Female Characters, from Paintings by Eminent Artists, made expressly for the work. Engraved by, or under the immediate superintendence of, Mr. Edward Finden. Borders designed by J. Marchant. With a memoir of the poet and descriptive letterpress. London, Edinburgh, Dublin […]