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We hope you enjoy browsing Ireland 1916-23. In this section you’ll find rare books relating to The Easter Rising, also known as the Easter Rebellion, The War of Independence and books on leaders such as Michael Collins, Artur Griffith, Thomas MacDonagh, Countess Markievicz, Books on Eamon de Valera, Joseph Plunkett, old book on Thomas J. Clarke, Seán Mac Diarmada, James Connolly, Patrick Pearse and many more.

 

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A print of the first Dail Eirean
[DAIL EIREANN] Commemorative Poster of the First Dail Eireann, 1919.
[DAIL EIREANN] Commemorative Poster of the First Dail Eireann, 1919. In the centre an illustration of the members, in the Mansion House, surrounded by medallion portraits of them all, within a Celtic border. With the arms of the Four Provinces and the City of Dublin also depicted. Dublin, MacLiam Eartnaill, 1919. 50 x 63cms. Framed […]
1,275.00
IRISH REPUBLICAN LEADERS 1916
[DAIL EIREANN] Commemorative Poster of the First Dail Eireann, 1919.
[DAIL EIREANN] Commemorative Poster of the First Dail Eireann, 1919. In the centre an illustration of the members, in the Mansion House, surrounded by medallion portraits of them all, within a Celtic border. With the arms of the Four Provinces and the City of Dublin also depicted. Dublin, MacLiam Eartnaill, 1919. 50 x 63cms. Framed […]
1,250.00
[IRISH LEADERS] An intriguing poster print, with a composition of photographs of De Valera
[IRISH LEADERS] An intriguing poster print, with a composition of photographs of De Valera
[COLLINS, Michael. De VALERA, Eamon & GRIFFITH, Arthur] Irish Leaders. An intriguing poster print, with a composition of photographs of Éamon De Valera (upper centre, in bow tie), Michael Collins and Arthur Griffith (left and right below), with a reproduction of the signature page of the Anglo-Irish Treaty of 1921, all within a green decorative […]
950.00
A PROCLAMATION By the Lords Justices General and General Governors of Ireland
A PROCLAMATION Whereas disaffection and unrest still prevail in certain parts of Ireland, causing anxiety and alarm amongst the peaceful and law abiding subjects of His Majesty: NOW WE, the Lords Justices General and General Governors of Ireland DO HEREBY proclaim that a state of MARTIAL LAW shall continue to exist throughout Ireland until further […]
750.00
Arthur Griffith and Michael Collins. A Pictorial History. Cover illustration by Harry Clarke
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]
275.00
A rare print of republican Thomas Ashe
ASHE, Thomas. A Story that will Never Die
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 blank, no publisher named, circa 1917. […]
875.00
BARRY, Commandant General Tom. Guerilla Days in Ireland [SIGNED PRESENTATION COPY FROM TOM BARRY AT CROSSBARRY]
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 an original photograph of the monument at Crossbarry. […]
875.00
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.
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 Men’s Baptism of Fire at the Ballytrain R.I.C. Post; […]
95.00
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
CASEMENT, Roger: Passages Taken from the Manuscript written by Roger Casement in the Condemned Cell at Pentonville Prison.
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 good copy. Very scarce. [L4BC1 Top File C]
385.00
Sir Roger Casement’s Last Speech from the Dock
CASEMENT, ROGER: Sir Roger Casement’s Last Speech from the Dock Done into Verse
[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. With a drawing of Casement in […]
1,500.00
CASEMENT, Roger. Appeal for the Irish School Children of Connemara
CASEMENT ON IRISH LANGUAGE & MRS TUBRIDY TEACHER AT CARRAROE To provide for them in school and support for the Irish Language. Reprint of a Letter published in the “Irish Independent” 18th April 1914. Quarto. Bifolium. pp. 4 (2 blank). In very good condition. Extremely rare. One copy listed, on WorldCat (Bibliothèque de documentation internationale […]
950.00
CASEMENT, Roger. Landing of Casement. The Authentic Narrative. Written by Austin Stack.
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, 1916. Casement had travelled to […]
595.00
CASEMENT, Roger. Some Poems of Roger Casement. With portrait frontispiece
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]
295.00
CIVIL WAR – Pictures of Dublin – After the Fighting, June – July 1922. A pictorial account of the events in the city
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 last days of June and […]
285.00
CLARKE, Tom: A paid cheque drawn on Northern Banking Co., Dublin, dated Oct. 6 1913, for £29-0-6d payable to C.G. Henry, signed Thos. J. Clarke.
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 is the rarest of all the 1916 leaders, […]
2,350.00
COFFEY, Thomas M. Agony at Easter. The 1916 Irish Uprising. With maps.
London: Harrap, 1970. Demy octavo. First edition. pp. ix, [4], 271. Green papered boards, titled in gilt. A very good copy in lightly frayed dust jacket.
65.00
Irish Treaty of 6 December 1921,
COLLINS, Michael. GRIFFITH, Arthur & OTHERS Historic Peace Treaty
COLLINS, Michael. GRIFFITH, Arthur & OTHERS Historic Peace Treaty. An attractive poster print carrying the full text of the Anglo-Irish Treaty of 6 December 1921, Clauses 1-18 and annexes, with sub-headings, with reproduced signatures and photographs of the delegates, below crossed green and gold flags with ‘FF’ device and the motto ‘Sinn Fein Abu’, the […]
1,250.00
COLUM, Padraic. Arthur Griffith
Dublin: Browne & Nolan, 1959. pp. xvi, 400. Green cloth, titled in gilt. Stamp of Zozimus Bookshop, Gorey on front pastedown. A very good copy in lightly frayed dust jacket. [TVR 7B]
65.00
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
CONNOLLY, James: Portrait of a Rebel Father.
By Nora Connolly O’Brien. With a preface by Robert Lynd. Portrait frontispiece. Dublin: Talbot & London: Rich and Cowan, 1935. First edition. Crown octavo. pp. 327. Green cloth, title in black on spine. A fine copy in rare lightly faded dust jacket. James Connolly, the Irish labour leader, was one of the seven men who signed the Proclamation […]
375.00
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, […]
775.00
CONNOLLY, James. Labour in Ireland. Labour in Irish History. The Re-Conquest of Ireland. With an introduction by Robert Lynd.
Dublin: Maunsel and Company, 1917. First edition thus. pp. xxxviii, 346. Blue cloth, titled in gilt on spine and in blind on upper cover. Previous owner’s signature and neat stamp front endpaper. Some mild foxing to titlepage. A near fine copy of the rare first collected edition. [Porch LBC 4 & ? L3 3B & […]
275.00
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 7C
35.00
CUIMHNEACHÁN: 1916 Cuimhneachán Card
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.
165.00
DAVIES, Dr. Noelle. Connolly of Ireland, Patriot and Socialist.
Caernarfon: 1946. pp. 59. Crown octavo. Pictorial wrappers. A very good copy. Scarce. Short biography, introducing Connolly’s ideas to Welsh socialists. [L4BC2 1C]
145.00
DE VALERA, Eamon: Signed Menu Card. Fianna Fáil. 1916 – Cuimhne Ceathrú-chéad Blian – 1951.
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]
275.00
Dublin and The Sinn Féin Rising
[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 good copy.  “Carty 624. Illustrated with portraits of the leaders, […]
275.00
Dublin’s Fighting Story 1916-1921
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
65.00
The Seven Signatories of the Easter Proclamation.
EASTER 1916. The Seven Signatories of the Easter Proclamation.
EASTER 1916. The Seven Signatories of the Easter Proclamation. While Ireland holds these graves Ireland unfree shall never be at peace. Monochrome print, image circa 25.5 x 35.5cms, verso blank, signed in plate Sean Mac Murchadha 1922. Showing portraits of the seven signatories with Pearse at centre, with a background of fruiting vines. Fine copy, […]
675.00
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
FOX, R.M. The History of the Irish Citizen Army. Frontispiece.
Dublin: Duffy, 1945. Fourth edition. pp. [ix], 241. Crown octavo. Quarter cloth on green papered boards, titled in gilt. Previous owner’s neat blind library stamp on front endpaper. A very good copy. [TVR 5A]
165.00
FRENCH, Percy. Are Ye Right There, Michael ? Words W.P. French. Music by W.H. Collisson [CONSTANCE MARKIEVICZ COPY – A LAY OF THE WILD WEST CLARE]
Dublin: Pigott & Co., 112 Grafton Street, [1902]. Folio. pp. 4. White pictorial wrappers, printed in brown. Constance Markievicz copy with her signature on upper cover. Some fraying at edges. A very good copy. Rare in this condition with a magnificent provenance. Are Ye Right There Michael is a song by the Irish composer and […]
875.00
GALLAGHER, Frank. Days of Fear. A Diary of Hunger Strike
London: John Murray, 1928. First edition. Crown octavo. pp. 175. Quarter black morocco on black buckram boards, title and author in gilt on spine. A fine copy. Rare. Frank Gallagher 1893-1962 [pseud. David Hogan] was a native of Cork. London correspondent of William O’Brien’s ‘Cork Free Press’, and subsequently its final editor. Although he was […]
185.00
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
GRIFFITH, Arthur: Arthur Griffith. A Study of the Founder of Sinn Féin.
Dublin: Cahill, n.d. (c. 1917). Octavo. Pictorial wrappers, with portrait of Griffith on upper cover. COPAC locates the NLS copy only. Carty 831. Griffith sought to divert the Irish from their parliamentary attempt to win self-government through legislative action. Instead, he urged passive resistance as the way to achieve Home Rule. Irishmen were to refuse […]
275.00
GRIFFITH, Arthur: Scissors and Paste. Vol. I. No. I. December 12, 1914 – Vol. I. No. 22. February, 1915.
Twenty-two issues. Dublin: Printed for the Proprietors by Patrick Mahon, 1914- 1915. Broadsheet. Published on Wednesday and Saturday. Edges frayed and chipped. No loss of text. In good condition. Rare. Arthur Griffith founded ‘Scissors and Paste’ in December 1914, after the suppression of his newspapers ‘Sinn Féin’ and Éire. Griffith, arguably the most significant political […]
1,350.00
GRIFFITH, Arthur. The Resurrection of Hungary: A Parallel for Ireland.
Dublin: James Duffy & Co., M.H. Gill & Son, Sealy, Bryers & Walker, 1904. First edition. 99 pp. Modern quarter calf, original yellow wrappers bound in. Scarce first edition. [L4BC2 2]
375.00
HOGAN, David [Frank Gallagher]. The Four Glorious Years. [Signed by the Author]
Illustrated. HOGAN, David. Dublin: Irish Press, 1953. Demy octavo. First edition. pp. [xi], 404. Blue cloth, title in gilt on spine. Signed by the author with his pseudonym David Hogan on the titlepage. Top edge blue. A fine copy in near fine dust jacket. Scarce. Covering the period 1918-22, the most formative years in modern […]
145.00
INGLIS, Brian: Roger Casement
INGLIS, Brian. Roger Casement. With illustrations and maps. 119 London: Hodder and Stoughton, 1973. pp. 448. Green paper boards, titled in gilt on spine. A fine copy in pictorial dust jacket. Few men have managed to acquire an international reputation on three separate occasions during their lives, in three different parts of the world. Roger […]
100.00
IRELAND’S APPEAL TO EUROPE. The Sinn Fein Statement of Ireland’s Case as defined by EAMONN DE VALERA and the National Council.
IRELAND’S APPEAL TO EUROPE
The Sinn Fein Statement of Ireland’s Case as defined by EAMONN DE VALERA and the National Council. The original statement to the Peace Conference paraphrased in blank verse, circa 350 lines set in four columns with a portrait of De Valera in Volunteer uniform, the whole within black borders, image circa 46.5 x 34cms, verso […]
675.00
IRELAND’S MARTYRED HEROES. Poster print showing photos of Patrick Moran, Bernard Ryan, Patrick Doyle, Kevin G. Barry, Thomas Whelan, Thomas Bryan and Martin Savage, ‘died for Ireland’
IRELAND’S MARTYRED HEROES
Poster print showing photos of Patrick Moran, Bernard Ryan, Patrick Doyle, Kevin G. Barry, Thomas Whelan, Thomas Bryan and Martin Savage, ‘died for Ireland’ on various dates in 1919, 1920 and 1921, in a shamrock border. Single sheet, 32 x 25.5cms, verso blank, no printer, no date [probably 1921]. Preserved in a mylar sleeve. Rare.
275.00
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; […]
275.00