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Edinburgh and London: William Blackwood and Sons, 1921. pp. [2], 135, [3]. Printed wrappers. A very good copy. A highly-coloured description of a tour of duty in Ireland during the Troubles, including an eye-witness description of the IRA’s Bloody Sunday operation of 21 November 1920, when the lady’s husband was [...]
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
With a poem, by William Allingham. London & Sydney: The Bodley Head, 1981. Folio. Facsimile edition reproduced from The Osborne Collection of Early Children’s Books, Toronto Public Library, by Holp Shuppan, Publishers, Tokyo, 1981. Printed in Japan. Folio. pp. [4], 31. 16 leaves of plates. Green gilt stamped cloth [...]
[1920]. Post octavo. pp. 16. Pictorial wrappers. Exceedingly rare. [Porch C]
(MS. Rawlinson B. 503). Edited with translation and indexes by Sean MacAirt. Dublin: Institute for Advanced Studies, 1951. First edition. Royal octavo. pp. lii, 596. Bound by Thoms in full dark blue morocco over bevelled boards, covers ruled by a single gilt fillet, spine divided into six panels by five [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
London: Faber and Faber, 1962. First edition. pp. 48. Red cloth, titled in gilt. A fine copy in fine dust jacket.
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 [...]
Dublin: Ward River Press, 1986. First edition. Foolscap octavo. Pictorial wrappers. Signed presentation copy from Maeve to Kate, dated 8th May, 1982. A very good copy. Contents: Dinner in Donnybrook; Flat in Ringsend; Decision in Belfield; Murmurs in Montrose
Comprising Angling and Dyeing of Colours, with Engravings of Salmon and Trout Flies Shewing the Process of the Gentle Craft as Taught in the Pages. With descriptions of Flies for the Season of the Year as they come out on the Water. Rewritten and revised by the author. Engraved vignette [...]
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 [...]
Together with an account based on French and other unpublished records of the war in Ireland (1688-1691) and of the formation of the Irish Brigade in the service of France. Illustrated with portrait