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In this section, you’ll discover a substantial collection of rare books for sale relating to the History of Ireland. From the Viking Invasion, Myths & Legends, The Celts, Saints & Scholars, The Normans, The 1641 Rebellion, The Penal Laws, The 1798 Rebellion, The Act of Union, The Great Famine, old books on Young Ireland, The Catholic Emancipation, Home Rule, The Gaelic League, The Easter Rising, The War of Independence and many more antiquarian books for sale.

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USSHER, James. Gravissimae Quaestionis, de Christianarum Ecclesiarum.
USSHER, James. Gravissimae Quaestionis, de Christianarum Ecclesiarum, in Occidentispraesertim paribs, Ab Apostolorum Temporibus, ad nostram … Historica Explicatio. Editio Secunda. Hanoviae: Typis Haeredum Aubrianorum, 1658. pp. [vxi], 456. Nineteenth century half calf over marbled boards, title in gilt on black morocco label on spine, with gilt decoration to compartments. Early [...]
475.00
The Birds of Ireland
USSHER, Richard J & WARREN, R. The Birds of Ireland. An account of the distribution, migrations and habits of birds as observed in Ireland, with all additions to the Irish list. Including an Introduction and Tables showing the distribution of Birds in the Breeding Season. With coloured frontispiece, maps and [...]
225.00
VALLANCEY, Charles. A Treatise on Inland Navigation, or, the Art of making Rivers navigable.
VALLANCEY, Charles. A Treatise on Inland Navigation, or, the Art of making Rivers navigable, of making Canals in all sorts of soils, and of Constructing Locks and Sluices. Extracted from the Works of Guglielmini, Michelini, Castellus, Belidor, and others, with Observations and Remarks. Dublin: Printed for George and Alexander Ewing [...]
1,250.00
VOSTER, Elias. Arithmetic in Whole and Broken Numbers, Digested after a New Method, And chiefly adapted to the Trade of Ireland. To which are added instructions for Book-keeping. With the dignity of trade in Great Britain and Ireland … The twenty-second edition, carefully collated with the former editions. Revised by [...]
285.00
WAKEMAN, William F. Archaeologia Hibernica. A Hand-Book of Irish Antiquities, Pagan and Christian. Especially of such as are easy of access from the Irish Metropolis. Second edition. With numerous illustrations. Dublin: Hodges, Figgis, and London: Simpkin, 1891. pp. xx, 322, [7] (Publisher’s List). Original green cloth over bevelled boards, Celtic [...]
95.00
WALKER, Joseph C. Historical Memoirs of the Irish Bards.
WALKER, Joseph C. Historical Memoirs of the Irish Bards; an Historical Essay on the Dress of the Ancient and Modern Irish; and a Memoir on the Armour and Weapons of the Irish. Two volumes. 141 Dublin: Printed by J. Christie, 170, James’s-Street, 1818. Second edition. pp. (1) xiv, [1] [...]
375.00
Inauguration ODE Performed at the Opening of the National Exhibition of the Arts, Manufactures, and Materials of Ireland.
Author Title Catalog Mainhead Pub Place Price Location Summary PubDate Sort WALLER, John Francis. Inauguration Ode: Performed at the Opening of The National Exhibition of the Arts, Manufacturers, and Materials of Ireland, Cork, 10th June, 1852. Written by John Francis Waller, M.R.I.A. Composed by Robert P. Stewart [...]
475.00
Mount Usher Wicklow
WALPOLE, E.H. Mount Usher 1868-1928. A Short History compiled by E.H. Walpole. Illustrated with mono and coloured plates, plans and maps. 137 [Dublin]: Temple Press, 1928. Quarto. pp. 58, [58 (plates)]. Quarter linen on original grey papered boards, title in gilt and black on upper cover; illustration of [...]
125.00
WALSH, Fr. Paul. The Four Masters and Their Work. Dublin: At the Sign of the Three Candles, 1944. pp. [vi], 41, 2 (index), + erratum. Stiff brown paper wrappers. Title printed on paper label on upper cover, light spotting to label. Owner’s signature on half title. A very good copy [...]
125.00
WALSH, Peter A Prospect of The State of Ireland from The Year of the World 1756 to The Year of Christ 1652.
WALSH, Peter A Prospect of The State of Ireland from The Year of the World 1756 to The Year of Christ 1652. Written by P.W. London: Printed for Johanna Broom at the Gun in St. Pauls Church-Yard, 1682. 16mo. pp. [lxviii], 504, [6]. Contemporary full calf. Spine expertly rebacked [...]
685.00
WALSH, Rev. Paul. Ed. by. The Will and Family of Hugh O’Neill, Earl of Tyrone. With an Appendix of Genealogies. Dublin: At the Sign of the Three Candles, 1930. pp. 81. Grey stiff wrappers with title in printed label on upper cover. A very good copy. Scarce. A close and [...]
135.00
WALSH, Rev. Paul. The Ó Cléirigh Family of Tír Conaill. With the Ó Cléirigh Genealogies. Illustrated. Dublin: At the Sign of the Three Candles, 1938. pp. [viii], 50, [4], + folding genealogical chart. Beige stiff wrappers with printed label in green on upper cover. A very good copy. A permanent [...]
145.00
WARE, Sir James [and HARRIS, Walter]. The Whole Works of Sir James Ware concerning Ireland, Revised and improved.
WARE, Sir James [and HARRIS, Walter]. The Whole Works of Sir James Ware concerning Ireland, Revised and improved. In Two Volumes. Vol. I. Containing the History of the Bishops of that Kingdom and such matters Ecclesiastical and Civil, in which they were concerned, from the first Propagation of Christianity therein [...]
2,750.00
The Antiquities and History of Ireland
WARE, Sir James, Knt. The Antiquities and History of Ireland. Containing 1. His Inquiries into the Antiquities of Ireland, Illustrated with Copper cutts … 2. His Annals of Ireland from the first Conquest by the English … together with a Chronological Account of the most memorable Events continued from the [...]
750.00
WARE, Sir James. De Hibernia & Antiquitatibus ejus Disquisitiones.
WARE, Sir James. De Hibernia & Antiquitatibus ejus Disquisitiones. In quibus, Praeter ea quae de Hiberniâ antiquâ explicantur, Mores & Consuetudines Hibernorum, tàm veterum, quàm mediorum temporum, describuntur. Unà cum formâ Imperii eorum, Nummis, Academiis … tempore Henrici II, sub quo, Insula Anglici Juris facta est. London: Printed by J [...]
675.00
Scenery of Killarney and the Surrounding Country
WELD, Isaac. Illustrations of the Scenery of Killarney and the Surrounding Country. With frontispiece, map, engraved title, one engraved folding plate and eighteen full page engravings. 142 A FINE COPY London: Longman, Hurst, 1812. Second edition. Royal octavo. pp. vii, [1], 293, [1], 18 (plates), 2 (maps). Modern quarter calf [...]
275.00
WELD, Isaac. Statistical Survey of the County of Roscommon, drawn under the directions of the Royal Dublin Society. With folding coloured map. Dublin: Graisberry, 1832. pp. xx, 710, lxxii. Large post octavo. Modern marbled boards. Repair to folds of folding map. A very good copy. Isaac Weld (1774-1856), author, was [...]
585.00
[WHATELY, Thomas & OCKENDEN, William] Observations on Modern Gardening.
WITH LETTERS DESCRIBING THE LAKE OF KILLARNEY AND MUCRUSS GARDENS [WHATELY, Thomas & OCKENDEN, William] Observations on Modern Gardening, Illustrated by Descriptions. To which are added, I. An Essay on Design in Gardening. II Letters describing the Lake of Killarney, and Mucruss Gardens: By William Ockenden, Esq.; Late Member for [...]
1,350.00
WHEELER, H.F.B. & BROADLEY, A.M. The War in Wexford. An Account of the Rebellion in the South of Ireland in 1798 told from Original Documents. With numerous illustrations reproduced from contemporary portraits, prints, etc. Large folding map of Wexford. 134 London & New York: John Lane, The [...]
175.00
A History of Wexford
WHELAN, Kevin. Ed. by. Wexford: History and Society. With maps and illustrations. Dublin: Geography Publications, 1987. pp. xvi, 564. Red papered boards, titled in gilt. Ronan Fanning’s copy with notes by him on rear endpapers. A fine copy in dust jacket. Excellent history by leading scholars of our day [...]
165.00
The Complete Tapestry in Colour with Introduction, Description and Commentary by David M. Wilson, Director of the British Museum. Illustrated with seventy six fine full-page coloured plates and numerous monochrome photographs. London: Thames and Hudson, 1985. Small folio. First edition. pp. 234. Title in red and black. Grey cloth, titled [...]
150.00
WOLFE TONE AND NINETY EIGHT Memorial Association
WOLFE TONE AND NINETY EIGHT. Memorial Association. Membership certificate (member’s details blank), printed on card in full colour with scenes from Irish history including ’98, signature of John O’Leary in plate, 23 x 30.5cms. Guy & Co., Cork, no date. Fine copy, strongly mounted on backing board behind cream [...]
175.00
WOODS, C.J. Ed by. Charles Abbot's Tour through Ireland and North Wales in September and October 1792.
WOODS, C.J. Ed by. Charles Abbot’s Tour through Ireland and North Wales in September and October 1792. With a foreword by David Dickson. Illustrated. Dublin: De Búrca: 2019. pp. xxxvi, 124. Pictorial stiff wrappers with flaps. This is a previously unpublished account by Charles Abbot of his journeys [...]
20.00
WRIGHT, Arnold. Disturbed Dublin. The story of the Great Strike of 1913-1914. With a description of the industries of the Irish capital. 104 London: Longmans, 1914. First. pp. xii, 337. Green cloth, title in gilt on spine. Minor spotting to prelims and fore-edges. Very good. Scarce. The contents includes: Industries [...]
125.00
WRIGHT, G.N. Ireland Illustrated from original drawings by G. Petrie, W.H. Bartlett, T.M. Baynes and others. With descriptions by G.N. Wright. Introduced by Maurice Craig. With bibliographical and technical notes by Leslie Hewitt. Ireland Illustrated from original drawings by G. Petrie, W.H. Bartlett, T.M [...]
575.00
WRIGHT, Thomas. Esq. The History of Ireland.
WRIGHT, Thomas. Esq. The History of Ireland from the earliest period of the Irish Annals to the Present Time. Illustrated with beautiful steel engravings, from original drawings, executed expressly for the work by H. Warren. Tallis map of Ireland coloured in outline. In 28 original parts. London & New York: [...]
285.00
WYLD, James. A Map of Ireland. Title in decorative letters. Below the letters is a large view, possibly of Killarney.
WYLD, James. A Map of Ireland. Title in decorative letters. Below the letters is a large view, possibly of Killarney; above is a small harp in a sunburst, in the midst of clowds. Below the view is the legend ‘Published by James Wyld, Geographer to the Queen, Charing Cross [...]
1,250.00
Three Hundred Years in Innishowen by YOUNG, Amy Isabel.
YOUNG, Amy Isabel. Three Hundred Years in Innishowen, being more particularly an account of the family of Young of Culdaff. With a foreword by David Dickson. Dublin: De Búrca, November 2018. 412 pages. Green buckram titled in gilt.
75.00
YOUNG, Arthur. A Tour in Ireland; with General Observations on the Present State of that Kingdom: made in the years 1776, 1777, and 1778. And brought down to the end of 1779. Engraved frontispiece. 141 London: Printed for T. Cadell, Strand; and J. Dodsley, Pall-Mall, 1780. Quarto. pp. [5], ii-xi [...]
485.00
Young's Tour in Ireland
YOUNG, Arthur. A Tour in Ireland; with General Observations on the Present State of that Kingdom: made in the years 1776, 1777, and 1778. And brought down to the end of 1779. 139 London: Printed for T. Cadell, Strand; and J. Dodsley, Pall-Mall, 1780. Quarto. pp. [3], ii-xi, [1], [7 [...]
750.00
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