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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 [...]
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 [...]
Numerous other illustrations. Dublin: Martin Lester, Ltd., n.d. (1922). Quarto. First edition, first issue. pp. 62. Original illustrated rebacked wrappers. A very good copy. Very scarce. [TVR 1D]
Cork: Mercier Press, 1955. Large post octavo. pp. [xii], 223. Cream papered boards. Signed presentation copy from the author “To my friends / Derick & Mrs. McKenna / with all good wishes / Tom Barry / 13.11.1966 Crossbarry.” Several newspaper clippings tipped in and loosely inserted, with [...]
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 [...]
Michael Collins and the Making of a New Ireland.
BÉASLAÍ, Piaras. Michael Collins and the Making of a New Ireland. Two volumes. A new introduction by Brian P. Murphy, O.S.B. With two portraits in full colour by Sir John Lavery, and other illustrations to each volume. This major work on Michael Collins is by one of his [...]
BECKETT, Samuel: Eh Joe
BECKETT, Samuel. Eh Joe and Other Writings. 904 London: Faber and Faber, 1967. pp. 44. Burgundy cloth, titled in gilt. A fine copy in lightly frayed price-clipped dust jacket.
BECKETT, Samuel. The Lost Ones. Translated from the original French by the author. London: Calder & Boyars, 1972. First English edition. pp. 63. Quarter white calf on grey-brown linen boards, title in gilt on upper cover and on spine. Limited edition of one hundred copies, signed and numbered by the [...]
London: Calder, 1976. First English edition. Crown octavo. pp. 54. Brown papered boards, titled in gilt along spine. A fine copy in fine price-clipped dust jacket. Originally published in ‘Minuit’ and together as ‘Pour Finir Encore et autres foirades’, Paris 1976. The first British collected edition of some short prose [...]
BECKETT, Samuel. Proust. London: Chatto & Windus, 1931. First edition. pp. [5], 72. Original pictorial cream papered boards. A very good copy in pictorial frayed and chipped dust jacket. L1 BC2 1B
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 [...]
Black and white photograph of Liverpool FC legends Bob Paisley and M. Hughes, hand-signed. 4″x3″ [L2 Desk]
The Dolmens of Ireland.
BORLASE, William G. 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 coloured plates), and 4 coloured folding maps. Three volumes. Full buckram decorated [...]
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 [...]
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 portraits from private collections reproduced in photogravure. London: Martin Secker, 1911. Royal octavo. pp. 388. Green cloth, titled [...]
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.  
Black and white postcard signed by Matt Busby. Size: 6″x4″. [L2 Desk]
With preface by Herbert O. Mackey. Dublin: Printed for Private Circulation only, 1950. Octavo. pp. 8. Brown printed stapled wrappers, printed in blue. Loosely inserted are notes on Edmund Burke’s opinion on the Penal Laws and the I.R.A.’s execution of Kevin O’Higgins. A very [...]
A historic document. Tralee: Reprinted from The Kerry Champion, August 31st, 1929. Broadsheet. 435 x 275mm. With illustration of Casement reading a book at centre. Due to the demand of the public the newspaper reprinted this instalment of the landing of Roger Casement on the Ballyheigue coast on Good Friday [...]
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 [...]
Partridge Press, 1996. Hardcover. Condition: Fine in very good dustjacket. Signed by Charlton on the title page.
Printed by Eason & Son Ltd, Dublin, 13 tipped in photos by Hogan. Dublin: Eason, [1922]. Oblong octavo. pp. 14. Pictorial stitched wrappers. Tear to lower wrapper. A very good copy. Exceedingly rare. This album tells, in pictures, the story of the trouble which took place in Dublin during the [...]
Held in conjunction with the Irish Art Competition and Exhibition, organized by the Department of Agriculture and Technical Instruction for Ireland in Dublin, Belfast, Cork. Dublin: Printed by George Roberts, 1917. First edition. pp. [iv], 64, [26 (Art- Workers’ Announcements and Adverts)]. Repair to wrapper. Upper cover illustrated by Harry [...]
With bank stamps, small triangular portion neatly cut from r.h.s (perhaps where stabbed), mounted and framed. 295 x 180mm (including frame). Framed and glazed, label of Guy & Co. Ltd. Printsellers, Picture Frame Makers, 70 Patrick St., Cork, on verso. In very good condition. Tom Clarke’s signature [...]
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 [...]
Illustrating the General Post Office; surmounted with the legend 1916 and the Arms of the Four Provinces. Dublin: Published by the Cluna Studio, [1939] for the Lord Mayor (Kathleen Clarke). Folded hand-coloured card. Attractive and in very good condition.
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 [...]
Dublin: Hodges and Smith, College-Green, 1838. Demy octavo. First edition. pp. viii, 943. Modern green buckram, title in gilt on original brown morocco label decorated with a gilt shamrock border and crowned harp at head. A very good copy. [L2 1F]
First edition, first impression. London: Jonathan Cape, 1982. Publisher’s original grey cloth with lettering to spine in gilt. Very good with some light toning. Previous owner’s signature scribbled out with date to front endpaper.. The original and unclipped dust jacket is very good with some edge wear, primarily to [...]
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 [...]
DARWIN, Charles. The Descent of Man, and Selection in Relation to Sex. Second edition, revised and augmented. Illustrated with numerous figures and drawings throughout the text. London: John Murray, 1885. Second edition, revised and augmented. Nineteenth thousand. Demy octavo. pp. xvi, 693. Publisher’s green blind-stamped cloth, titled in gilt. Modern [...]
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 [...]
Lón agus Tabhartas (Lunch and Donations) do’n Taoiseach Éamon de Valera ag Tigh Ósda, Imperial [Cork], 18adh Lá mí na Samhna, 1951. Signed by Éamon de Valera. Folded card, printed in gold at the Lee Press. 130 x 210mm. In very good condition. [L4BC1 Top File F]
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 [...]
Illustrations by John Leech. London: Chapman and Hall,, 1886. Reprint. Foolscap octavo. pp. [viii], 166pp +[2] adverts, plus Leech’s text illustrations and the 4 monochrome plates. Original binding of almost silken red cloth, decorated and titled in gilt to the same design as the earliest editions. Contents very clean and unmarked [...]
Dublin: King Farouk, 1987. Large post octavo. First edition, first impression. pp. [iv], 144. Pictorial wrappers.  Very scarce. The true first edition published by the author who couldn’t find a publisher. The Heinemann edition appeared a year later. This is the story of The Commitments, a band with [...]
[EASTER RISING] “Dublin and the “”Sinn Féin Rising””. Portraits, Documents, Pictures. Volunteer Relics, Arms & Accoutrements, Story of the Rising. Photographed by Chancellor. Profusely illustrated.” 144 Dublin: Wilson Hartnell, [1916]. Oblong quarto. Stapled pictorial cream wrappers. A few nicks to fore-edge of wrapper. A very [...]
EXTREMELY RARE IMPRESSION Hand-coloured engraving on laid paper. Drawn by J. Tudor. Engraved by James Mason. London: Published by Laurie & Whittle, n.d. (c.1780s). 29 x 44cms. In very good condition. Engraved by T. Mason, 1753. This rare impression, published by Laurie & Whittle, 55 Fleet Street, London [...]
DUBLIN’S FIGHT FOR FREEDOM Dublin’s Fighting Story 1916-1921. Told by the men who made it. With a unique pictorial record of the period. Tralee: The Kerryman, 1947. pp. 226. Pictorial wrappers. A very good copy. L4 BC2 2B
67 Golden Jubilee. Poster print, image 40.5 x 25.5cms, verso blank, supplement to the Weekly Freeman, St. Patrick’s Day, March 17 1917, showing cameo portraits of nine Fenian leaders centred around James Stephens, also including John O’Leary, Kickham, Colonel Bourke, O’Donovan Rossa etc., within a Celtic-style border. Fine [...]
FLOOD, Wm. H. Grattan. The Story of the Bagpipe. With illustrations. 98 London: The Walter Scott Publishing Company. New York: Scribner’s, 1911. pp. xx, 237. Gilt and blind stamped red cloth. Occasional light foxing. Top edge gilt, remainder untrimmed. A very nice copy. Rare. Beside side door “The [...]