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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, 61 pages. Condition: very good. [L1 6D]
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 in buckram gilt. It is difficult to read unmoved some of the detailed testimony contained in this [...]
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 relating to Proceedings for th Relief of Distress and the State of the Unions and Workhouses in [...]
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 ‘A.E.’ Wear to top of spine. A very good copy. Very scarce. L4BC2 1A
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 the moon, becoming the second person to walk on the lunar surface. Reaching for the Moon was [...]
By an Englishman. With large folding map of Ireland to illustrate the “Walking Tour”. London: Richard Bentley, New Burlington Street, 1867. pp. xix, [1], 406, [5]. Green cloth, sprig of shamrock in gilt on upper cover, title in gilt on spine. Repair to fold of map. A very good copy [...]
Annals of Inishfallen
ANNALS OF INISHFALLEN. The Annals of Inisfallen Reproduced in Facsimile from the Original Manuscript (Rawlinson B 503) in The Bodleian Library. With a descriptive introduction by R.I. Best and Eóin MacNeill. Dublin: R.I.A., 1933. Small folio. pp. viii, 29, [1], 58 (leaves of plates). Quarter linen on [...]
A rare print of republican Thomas Ashe
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 with a portrait of Ashe, the whole within black borders, image circa 48 x 34.5cms, verso [...]
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 and spine, gilt decoration to lower cover; floral pattern endpapers. Previous owner’s signature on recto of [...]
BARRIE, J.M. Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens. From The Little White Bird by J.M. Barrie. A New Edition. Illustrated by Arthur Rackham. London: Hodder & Stoughton, n.d., [1912]. Trade edition, first impression. Quarto. pp. [viii], 126. Green cloth, gilt decorated cover and spine with title. Previous owner’ [...]
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 [...]
With the IRA and the Fight for Freedom
BARRY, Tom. BEASLAI, P., BREEN, Dan & Others. With the I.R.A. in the Fight for Freedom, 1919 to the Truce. With location maps. 140 THE RED PATH TO GLORY Tralee: The Kerryman, n.d. (c.1930). pp. 238. Pictorial wrappers. A very good copy. The chapters include: Monaghan [...]
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
BEHAN, Brendan. Brendan Behan’s Island. An Irish Sketch-book. With drawings by Paul Hogarth. Illustrated. 914 London: Hutchinson, 1962. First edition. pp. 192. Green and brown paper boards, title in gilt on spine. Top edges red. A fine copy in fine dust jacket. Signed by the author on title page [...]
BROWN, Dan. The Da Vinci Code [Signed first edition].
SIGNED FIRST EDITION New York: Doubleday, 2003. First edition. Black paper boards, title in gilt on spine. Signed by Dan Brown on titlepage. A very good copy.  
London: Kegan Paul, Trench, 1887. Crown octavo. First edition. pp. x, 112, 44 (publisher’s list). Blue cloth, title in black on upper cover and in gilt on spine. Cranmore bookplate on front pastedown. Stamp of St. Ignatius, Lower Leeson St, Dublin on the title. Signature of Phillipa Knox on title [...]
Sir Roger Casement’s Last Speech from the Dock
[CASEMENT, ROGER] Sir Roger Casement’s Last Speech from the Dock Done into Verse. The Ideal Recitation for Volunteers. Single sheet, newspaper folio, 49.5 x 33cms, printed one side only in four columns, within black borders. Passed by Censor. Dublin: Independent Newspapers, 111 Middle Abbey St. No date, circa 1918 [...]
Dublin: The Talbot Press, & London: T. Fisher Unwin, 1918. Square octavo. pp. xviii, 26. Original decorated wrappers. Spine professionally rebacked. A very good copy. Scarce. [L4BC2 2C]
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 [...]
CHANDLER, Edward. Photography in Ireland The Nineteenth Century. Illustrated. Dublin: De Búrca, 2001. Folio. pp. xii, 44 (plates), 134. With the illustrated dust jacket. Published by De Burca Rare Books.
Partridge Press, 1996. Hardcover. Condition: Fine in very good dustjacket. Signed by Charlton on the title page.
COLLIS, Robert. Marrowbone Lane. A Play in Three Acts. Portrait of Collis after Sean O’Sullivan, R.H.A. Monkstown: The Runa Press, 1943. First edition. pp. 95. Full brown morocco, title lettered in gilt on upper cover, turn-ins gilt, splash marbled endpapers. De Luxe edition, unnumbered. All edges gilt [...]
COLUM, Padraic. Images of Departure. 140 Dublin: The Dolmen Press, 1969. First edition. pp. 35. Green papered boards, title in gilt on spine. A fine copy in price-clipped dust jacket. Scarce. L3 2G
Flann O'Brien
Bloomsbury Publishing: 1988. Quarto. 160 pp. Signed by the author “Peter Costello, Christmas 1987” Under many pen-names, including that of Flann O’Brien, Brian O’Nolan was a legend among Irish writers, creating his famous novel “At Swim-Two-Birds” while still a student, contributing a column to the “ [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
Dublin: Moffat; London: Simpkin, 1869. First edition. Crown octavo. pp. xiv, 195. Green pebbled cloth, titled in gilt, badge of RIC in gilt on upper cover, replicated in blind on lower. Signed by C.C.H. Moriarty on titlepage. Small stain to corner of upper cover. Armorial bookplate of James [...]
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 [...]
CUSACK, M.F. [The Nun of Kenmare] The Liberator: his Life and Times, Political and Social.  Two volumes. Illustrated