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An Original Michael Collins Memorial Card dated 22nd August 1922

A memorial card, 3.5 x 2.5″, his monochrome photograph within a thick black border. JESUS MERCY! MARY HELP! Immaculate Heart of Mary pray for him. 100 days. O Merciful Jesus, give eternal rest to his soul, 7 years. In Undying Memory of   GENERAL MICHAEL COLLINS ( Commander-in-Chief of Irish National Army) Killed in Action at Bealnablath, near Bandon, […]

750.00
Roger Casement: Memoriam Card.
An Original Roger Casement: Memoriam Card

CASEMENT, Roger Casement. Memoriam Card issued on the Centenary of the birth of Roger Casement 1864-1964, by the Casement Committee, Dun Laoghaire. I nDíl Chuimhne Ruaidhrí Mac Easmuinn 1864-1916. A fuair bás ar son Poblacht na hÉireann, 3ú Lúnasa 1916. In Irish with portrait of the Patriot, text within a black border. Verse in English […]

350.00
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BARRY, Tom. Guerilla Days in Ireland

BARRY, Commandant General Tom. Guerilla Days in Ireland. With maps and illustrations. Cork: Mercier Press, 1955. Demy octavo. Second edition. pp. [x], 223. Green papered boards, title in gilt on spine. A very good copy in frayed dust jacket. Inscribed on dedication “Is there any evidence that all the photographs are genuine?” L1 BC2 2A

65.00
Michael Collins and the Making of a New Ireland.
BÉASLAÍ, Piaras: 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 closest friends. An item which is now […]

95.00
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COMERFORD, Maire: The First Dail

COMERFORD, Maire. The First Dáil January 21st 1919. Illustrated. 141 Dublin: Published by Joe Clarke, 1969. pp. 119. Pictorial wrappers designed by Joe Comerford. A good copy. The author was present at the first and other meetings of the first Dáil Éireann. She served on one of its committees and was a nominated member of […]

50.00
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CONNOLLY, James. Labour in Ireland. Labour in Irish History (Inscribed by William O’Brien)

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, […]

950.00
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COOGAN, Tim Pat: Wherever Green is Worn

COOGAN, Tim Pat. Wherever Green is Worn. The Story of the Irish Diaspora. Illustrated. 102 London: Hutchinson, 2000. pp. xxii, 746. Fine in illustrated wrappers. “The author dedicates this work “”to the achievements of the Irish, and may reverence never descend upon us””.” 2001 COOGAN, Tim Pat. L3 7B

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DE BURCA, Seamus: The Soldier’s Song

DE BURCA, Seamus. The Soldier’s Song. The story of Peadar Kearney. Illustrated. Dublin: P.J. Bourke, 1958. 255 pp. Signed presentation copy from the author. Cloth. Attractive copy in dust jacket. L1 BC2 1A

150.00
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DEASY, Liam: Towards Ireland Free

DEASY, Liam. Towards Ireland Free. The West Cork Brigade in the War of Independence 1917-1921. Edited by John E. Chisholm. Illustrated and with maps on endpapers. 98 WEST CORK BRIGADE Dublin and Cork: Mercier, 1973. First edition. pp. x, 366, [1]. Brown paper boards. Fine in d.j. L3 7B

150.00
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DWYER, Ryle. T: Michael Collins and the Treaty

DWYER, T. Ryle. Michael Collins and the Treaty. His Differences with de Valera. Dublin: Mercier Press, 1981. pp. 172, 8 (publisher’s list). Fine in illustrated wrappers. “To the ‘Big Fella’ the signing of the Treaty between Ireland and Britain in 1921 was a “”Stepping Stone””. The ‘Long Fella’ called it Treason.” DWYER, T. Ryle. L3 […]

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EASTER PROCLAMATION: The Easter Proclamation of the Irish Republic

EASTER PROCLAMATION: The Easter Proclamation of the Irish Republic MCMXVI. Dublin: The Dolmen Press, 1960. pp. 8. Stiff papered pictorial boards. Text printed in red and black. A fine copy. L3 7B

95.00
EASTER RISING POSTCARDS A very substantial collection of 108 postcards of the leading participants in the Easter Rebellion.
EASTER RISING POSTCARDS A very substantial collection of 108 postcards of the leading participants in the Easter Rebellion.

EASTER RISING POSTCARDS A very substantial collection of 108 postcards of the leading participants in the Easter Rebellion and scenes in Dublin after the destruction of the heart of the city. Published by the noted Dublin photographers of the day: Valentines, Powells, Curran, Cashman, etc. Patriots: Thomas Ashe, Roger Casement, Eamonn Ceannt, Thomas J. Clarke, […]

2,450.00
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FOX, R.M: Rebel Irish Women

Progress House, Dublin, 1967. Soft Cover. In fine Condition: 112 pp. Illustrated. Contents include Maud Gonne, Constance de Markievicz. Eva Gore Booth, Mary MacSwiney, Grace Plunkett, Nora Connolly O’ Brien, Helena Molony, Hanna Sheehy – Skeffington, Maeve Cavanagh MacDowell, Dora Maguire, Charlotte Despard, Mother Jones. Lightly nicked at spine ends. Else v.g. Quite scarce 1967 […]

75.00
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GLEESON, James: Bloody Sunday

GLEESON, James. Bloody Sunday. Illustrated. 139 London: Peter Davies, 1962. First edition. pp. 212. Green papered boards, titled in silver. A very good copy in frayed dust jacket, with small tears. Scarce. Bloody Sunday tells the exciting story of Michael Collins’ struggle against the mighty British Empire and in particular the events of Sunday, November […]

75.00
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IRISH FREE STATE Saorstát Eireann. Irish Free State Official Handbook

IRISH FREE STATE Saorstát Eireann. Irish Free State Official Handbook. With numerous illustrations and large folding map at end. Edited by Bulmer Hobson. 96 Dublin: Talbot, 1932. pp. 324, 150 (Ads). Owner’s name on front pastedown. Very good. With chapters on: The Country and its People; The Fauna and Flora; Geology, Structural and Economic; History; […]

135.00
[IRISH WAR NEWS] Irish War News.
IRISH WAR NEWS. Irish War News.

The Irish Republic. Volume 1, No. 1, Dublin, Tuesday April 25, 1916. Newspaper, containing Padraig Pearse’s historic first communiqué from the GPO, issued at 9.30am on the morning of 25th April, announcing the setting up of the Provisional Government and naming its seven members, and urging the citizens of Ireland to support the rebellion. Four […]

1,250.00
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LYNCH, Florence Monteith: The Mystery Man of Banna Strand (Signed by Author)

[LYNCH, Florence Monteith] The Mystery Man of Banna Strand. The Life and Death of Captain Robert Monteith. Illustrated. 134 SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR New York: Vantage, 1959. First. pp. 203. Green papered boards, title in gilt along spine. Signed complimentary copy from the author. A fine copy in lightly frayed dust jacket. Scarce.  “Much has […]

225.00
MARKIEVICZ, Constance. A Call to the Women of Ireland.
MARKIEVICZ, Constance. A Call to the Women of Ireland.

Being a Lecture delivered to the Students’ National Literary Society, Dublin, under the title of ‘Women, Ideals, and the Nation’. Dublin: Fergus O’Connor, 1918. 16 pp. A very good copy of this scarce nationalist pamphlet.BF 3 H-N “Constance Gore-Booth (Countess Markievicz, 1868-1927), revolutionary, was born to an Anglo-Irish ascendancy family, and was educated at the […]

350.00
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MARTIN, F.X: 1916 and University College Dublin

McDONNELL, Kathleen Keyes. There is a Bridge at Bandon. A Personal Account of the Irish War of Independence. Illustrated. 100 Dublin: Mercier, 1972. pp. 217. Green cloth. Fine in d.j.  n outstanding book, telling the inside story of the failure of the 1916 Rising in Cork, the reorganising of the Volunteers, and the Essex Regiment’s […]

175.00
Michael Collins & Harry Boland: A very good small Republican autograph book including some 27 signatures.
MICHAEL COLLINS and HARRY BOLAND A very good small Republican autograph book including some 27 signatures.

SIGNED BY THE TWO ARCH RIVALS FOR KITTY KIERNAN’S HAND Michael Collins & Harry Boland A very good small Republican autograph book including some 27 signatures, many of them signed in South Armagh in January 1918 during the Irish by-election for the Westminster Parliament; Ed Fleming, South Armagh Election, Jan 31st 1918 with verse that […]

3,450.00
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NEESON, Eoin: The life and Death of Michael Collins

NEESON, Eoin. The Life and Death of Michael Collins. Illustrated. 139 TLS FROM ‘THE SOLE SURVIVOR OF BEAL NA mBLATH’ Cork: The Mercier Press, 1968. pp. 163, [1]. Black cloth, titled in gilt. Detailed map of the ambush at Béal na mBlath on endpapers. Loosely inserted is a most interesting two and a half page […]

475.00
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NOYES, Alfred: The Accusing Ghost or Justice fo Casement

NOYES, Alfred. The Accusing Ghost or Justice for Casement. Illustrated. 110 London: Victor Gollancz, 1957. First edition. pp. 191. Brown paper boards, title in gilt on spine. A very good copy in frayed dust jacket. Scarce. L3 7B

75.00
Ó BROIN, Leon. Revolutionary Underground. The Story of the Irish Republican Brotherhood 1858-1924.
Ó BROIN, Leon. Revolutionary Underground. The Story of the Irish Republican Brotherhood 1858-1924.

Ó BROIN, Leon. Revolutionary Underground. The Story of the Irish Republican Brotherhood 1858-1924. Dublin: Gill, 1976. pp. [viii], 245. Brown papered boards, title in silver on spine. A fine copy in pictorial dust jacket. Scarce. This is the full history of the IRB tracing the fortunes of the organisation which had a two-fold objective: to […]

145.00
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Ó CATHASAIGH, P. The Story of the Irish Citizen Army. (Signed by Sean O’Casey)

Ó CATHASAIGH, P. The Story of the Irish Citizen Army. 104 O’CASEY’S FIRST BOOK Dublin: Maunsel, 1919. pp. vi, 72. Printed stapled wrappers. A fine copy. Scarce. €425.00 L4BC2 2C Sean O’Casey’s first book, with his name in the Irish vernacular. The first account of the formation of the Irish Citizen Army during the Dublin […]

850.00
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O’BRIEN, Conor Cruise: States of Ireland

O’BRIEN, Conor Cruise. States of Ireland. 139 New York: Vintage Books, 1973. pp. 336. Green cloth, title in green on spine. Presentation inscription on front free endpaper. A very good copy. €30.00 L3 7B This work is a masterly and highly individual study of the whole complex situation in Ireland over the centuries. It is […]

30.00
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O’BROIN, Leon: Dublin Castle & The 1916 Rising

Ó BROIN, Leon. Dublin Castle and the 1916 Rising. Illustrated. London: Sidgwick & Jackson, 1970. Demy octavo. Revised edition. pp. 192. Green paper boards, titled in gilt. A near fine copy in frayed dust jacket. The story of the Rising, of the events that led up to it, and of its consequences, as seen from […]

75.00
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O’CONNOR, Frank: The Big Fellow. Michael Collins and the Irish Revolution.

O’CONNOR, Frank. The Big Fellow. Michael Collins and the Irish Revolution. Illustrated. 131 Dublin: Clonmore & Reynolds. London: Burns & Oates, 1965. pp. xii, [1], 192, 8 (plates). Black buckram, titled in gilt. Top edge red. A fine copy in frayed dust jacket. In this lengthy biography, the author brings alive the legendary figure of […]

65.00
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O’DONOGHUE, Florence: Thomas MacCurtain

O’DONOGHUE, Florence. Tomás MacCurtain. Foreword by Daniel Corkery. Illustrated. 83 Tralee, The Kerryman, 1958. pp. xiv, 226. Fine in frayed d.j. The Cork Separatist group was a remarkable combination of men of varied character and talents. Its three leaders, the men who successively commanded the Cork Brigade during the struggle for independence, MacCurtain, MacSwiney and […]

75.00
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O’DONOVAN, Donal. Kevin Barry and his Time (SIGNED PRESENTATION COPY BY THE AUTHOR)

O’DONOVAN, Donal. Kevin Barry and his Time. Illustrated. “NO MORE LONELY SCAFFOLDS” SIGNED PRESENTATION COPY BY THE AUTHOR” Dublin: Glendale, 1989. First edition. pp. 244. Grey paper boards, title in gilt on spine. Signed presentation copy from the author dated 1989. A very good copy in pictorial dust jacket. L1 BC2 2A

175.00
O'Neil, Thomas: Eamonn de Valera
O’Neil, Thomas: Eamonn de Valera (Siged by De Valera)

LONGFORD, The Earl of & O’NEILL, Thomas P. Eamon de Valera. Illustrated. 124 Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1971. pp. xix, [2], 499. Quarter brown buckram on marbled boards. Signed by De Valera. A good copy in frayed dustjacket. L3 7B

350.00
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RYAN, A. P: Mutiny at the Curragh

RYAN, A.P. Mutiny at the Curragh. Illustrated. 131 London: Macmillan, 1956. pp. xvii, 221. Green cloth, title in gilt on spine. Previous owner’s signature on front endpaper. A very good copy in frayed dust jacket. The author tells the story of the alleged ‘mutiny’ and plot against a background of bitter dissention between Conservatives and […]

65.00
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RYAN, Desmond: Michael Collins and the Invisible Army

RYAN, Desmond. Michael Collins and the Invisible Army. 98 Tralee: Anvil 1979. pp. 164. Very good in illustrated wraps.  “Men more intimate that he was with Collins have attempted as much, but in neither the most formal nor the most familiar studies has the real Collins emerged as he indubitably emerges in Desmond Ryan’s pages”. […]

25.00
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RYAN, Desmond: The Rising

RYAN, Desmond. The Rising. The Complete Story of Easter Week. 144 Dublin: Golden Eagle Books, 1966. Fourth edition. pp. [vi], 276. Green papered boards, title in gilt on spine. With map of Dublin, Easter 1916, on endpapers. A fine copy in dust jacket. The full story of The Rising from the beginnings in the Secret […]

60.00
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RYAN, Desmond. Sean Treacy and the 3rd Tipperary Brigade

RYAN, Desmond. Sean Treacy and the 3rd Tipperary Brigade. Illustrated. Tralee: The Kerryman, n.d. pp. 223, [1]. Very good in illustrated wraps. Back Sean Treacy’s years were few, his story in the main is a story of guerrilla war against the Black-and-Tans. His life, although he always carried a book in his pocket and an […]

45.00
Sinn Fein Christmas Card 1916.
Sinn Fein Christmas Card 1916.

Sinn Fein Christmas Card 1916 Sinn Féin Series Designed by Abhuistín Ó Maolaoidh, and printed in Dublin. In colours with names of the 16 martyrs in the cover design, with the arms of the Four Provinces and in the centre within a heart Éire 1916. pp. 4, folded sheet, sewn with green ribbon. The card […]

1,250.00
Michael Collins’ Own Story. Told to Hayden Talbot.
TALBOT, Hayden: Michael Collins’ Own Story. Told to Hayden Talbot.

TALBOT, Hayden. With an introduction by Éamonn de Búrca. Dublin: De Búrca, November, 2012. pp. 256, plus index. Full buckram gilt. In pictorial dust jacket. The American journalist Hayden Talbot first met Michael Collins at the Gresham Hotel in Dublin, shortly after the signing of the Anglo-Irish treaty in December 1921. In the course of […]

45.00
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TAYLOR, Rex: Michael Collins

TAYLOR, Rex. Michael Collins. Illustrated. 85 London, Hutchinson, 1958. First. pp. 352, 17 (illustrations). Fine in frayedd.j. L3 7B

125.00
The History of the Irish Citizen Army.
The History of the Irish Citizen Army.

FOX, R.M. The History of the Irish Citizen Army. Frontispiece. Dublin: Duffy, 1943. First edition. pp. ix, 241. Green cloth, title in gilt on upper cover and spine. Owner’s signature on front endpaper. A very good copy in frayed dust jacket. The Irish Citizen Army was founded on 23rd November 1913 by Jim Larkin, James […]

85.00

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