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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]
150.00
In a series of letters to John Watkinson, M.D. With six copper engraved plates, (4 folding). London: Printed for W. Strahan; and T. Cadell in the Strand, 1777. First edition. Crown octavo. pp. xvi, 476 (including errata). Later half brown morocco over brown cloth boards, title in gilt on [...]
475.00
A print of the first Dail Eirean
[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 [...]
1,275.00
IRISH REPUBLICAN LEADERS 1916
[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 [...]
1,250.00
FAMINE IN IRELAND
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 [...]
35.00
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 [...]
1,250.00
London: Sheed & Ward, 1938. Crown octavo. pp. xviii, 267. Green cloth, title in gilt on spine. A very good copy. Scarce. A scholarly study of the old Baronies of Upper and Lower Ormond in the seventeenth century, with special reference to the O’Kennedy family. A local history – a cross-section [...]
95.00
[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 [...]
950.00
May of Southern Ireland
[MAPS THOMSON] Ireland. Two Parts. Southern Part of Ireland. Drawn and engraved by N.R. Hewitt, Grafton Strt. East Tottenham Court Road for Thomson’s New General Atlas, 1817. At the bottom right is a ‘View of the Bank of Ireland.’ With: Northern Part of Ireland. Drawn and engraved by [...]
350.00
[MAPS VISSCHER] Hiberniae Regnum tam in praecipuas Ultoniae, Connaciae, Lageniae, et Mononiae, quam in minores earundem Provincias, et Ditiones fubjacentes peraccurat, divisum per Nicolaum Visscher Amst:Bat: cum Privileg: Ordin: General: Belfii Foederati, c.1689. Title in decorated cartouche surrounded by putti and shepherds. surmounted by the arms of Ireland. At [...]
685.00
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 [...]
750.00
Dublin: Ponsonby, 1878. Crown octavo. Third edition. pp. xiii, 136. Original terra-cotta cloth, titled in gilt on upper cover. Ticket of Cavenagh, Bookbinder, Dublin, on lower pastedown. A very good copy. A scarce book on Irish gardening by a keen gardener with chapters on plants suitable for balconies, city squares [...]
145.00
Dublin: Printed. London: Re-printed for J. Hatchard and J. Wright, 1800. Printed by T. Bayliss, Hatton Garden. Large post octavo. pp. [2], 182. Contemporary half calf on marbled boards, spine divided into six panels by five raised bands, title in gilt on olive morocco label in the second. Ticket of [...]
475.00
[1920]. Post octavo. pp. 16. Pictorial wrappers. Exceedingly rare. [Porch C]
175.00
London: Murray, 1910 pp. viii, 118, [2]. Modern green buckram, title in gilt on red morocco label on spine. A very good copy. Sir Robert Anderson, KCB (1841-1918), was born in Mountjoy Square, Dublin, the son of Matthew Anderson, Crown Solicitor, a distinguished elder in the Presbyterian Church of Ireland [...]
375.00
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 [...]
125.00
Annals of the Kingdom of Ireland by the Four Masters.
O’DONOVAN, John. Ed. by. Annála Ríoghachta Éireann – Annals of the Kingdom of Ireland by the Four Masters. From the earliest times to the year 1616. Edited from the manuscript in the Royal Irish Academy and Trinity College Dublin, with copious historical, topographical and genealogical notes and with special emphasis [...]
685.00
Annals-Ulster
HENNESSY, William M. & MacCARTHY, B. Ed. by.  The Annals of Ulster, otherwise Annala Senait. A chronicle of Irish Affairs from A.D. 431 to A.D. 1540. With translation, notes, and index. New introduction by Nollaig Ó Muraíle. Dublin: De Búrca, 1998. Four volumes. Full buckram gilt in [...]
285.00
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. 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 [...]
875.00
A Story of Irish Romance and Tragedy. With illustrations and large folding pedigree of the Irish Bagenals. London: Clement Ingleby, at the Sign of the Boar’s Head, Great James Street, 1925. Quarto. pp. xii, [i], 166, xii. Original orange cloth, titled in black. A very good copy. Very rare. COPAC [...]
375.00
London: Henry Colburn & Richard Bentley, 1827/1832. First edition. Large post octavo. pp. (1) xxvii, [1], 476, (2) xiii, 4, 474, (3) xxxvi, 436. First and second volumes have “In two volumes”. Near contemporary half brown morocco on marbled boards. Spine divided into six panels by five raised bands [...]
685.00
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 [...]
875.00
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 [...]
585.00
For Establishing and Maintaining A Nightly Watch, throughout the said Town and Precincts thereof, and for other Purposes. Friday the first day of August, one thousand eight hundred, royal assent given. John Gayer, D. Cler. Parl. Belfast: Printed for the Police Committee, 1827. Octavo. pp. 68. Titlepage within black border [...]
265.00
CLEVER IRISH PEASANTS WITH NO BACKBONE London: Macmillan, 1880. Crown octavo. pp. xxi, 338, 43 (publisher’s list). Publisher’s green pebbled cloth, covers ruled in black, title in gilt on spine. A fine copy. Very scarce. William Bence Jones owned an estate of 3,800 acres at Lisselane, in the neighbourhood [...]
295.00
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 [...]
650.00
Dublin: For the Royal Irish Academy, 1913. Royal quarto. Bound by Galwey of Dublin in original quarter linen on stiff printed paper wrappers, with their ticket on front pastedown. Edition limited to 400 copies (No. 210). A very good copy. Very scarce. The original manuscript is preserved in Trinity College [...]
1,650.00
“AN ESTIMABLE MASS OF THE MOST IMPORTANT EVIDENCE” London: Longman, 1867/73. Royal octavo. Blue cloth, titled in gilt. From the Historical Institute Library, with neat stamps. A very good set. Very rare. The Carew Papers preserved in the Archiepiscopal Library at Lambeth Palace contain the most important materials for the [...]
1,675.00
With descriptive introduction and indexes by Kathleen Mulchrone. Facsimiles in collotype of Irish Manuscripts. Dublin: Published for the Commission by the Stationary Office of Saorstát Éireann, 1937. Imperial folio. pp. lxiii, [1], 315. Half dark blue morocco over linen boards, title in gilt direct on spine. Marbled endpapers. Some minor [...]
1,275.00
Gilbert Nicholson of Balrath in the County of Meath Esqr. 1669; O’Connell, Lakeview; Coote Carroll; Cavanagh; Earl of Roden, K.St.P.; James Dease of Turbots-Town; The Dean Chapter of the Holy Trinity, Dublin; Earl of Ormonde and Ossory; FitzPatrick of Grantstown Manor, Queens County; George Cavendish; Willm. Fredk [...]
650.00
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 [...]
295.00
BORLASE, William G. The Dolmens of Ireland - Special edition limited to 15 sets
BORLASE, William G. The Dolmens of Ireland. 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 colouredplates), and 4 colouredfolding maps. Three volumes. Bound [...]
1,250.00
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 [...]
1,250.00
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 [...]
165.00
Burke People and Places.
BOURKE [de Búrca], Éamonn. With clan location maps, illustrations and 50 pages of genealogies. Dublin: By Éamonn de Búrca, for Edmund Burke Publisher and Whitegate, Ballinakella Press, 2001. Fourth. pp. 173. Fine in stiff illustrated wraps. Enlarged with an extra 35 pages of genealogies. Published by De Burca Rare Books.
20.00
Illustrated with twenty-one plates (many folding) by William Cooper, Esq. Dedicated by permission to the Commissioners of Public Works in Ireland. Dublin: James McGlashan, 21, D’Olier Street, 1848. Demy octavo. pp. 111, 21 [plates (some folding)]. Blind-stamped brown cloth, title in gilt on upper cover. Ex libris Zoological Society with [...]
675.00
With notes explanatory and historical; and the Originals in the Irish Character. To which is subjoined An Irish Tale. By Miss Brooke. Dublin: George Bonham, Printer, South Great George’s Street, 1789. Quarto. First edition. pp. xxvi, [2], 369. Later half brown morocco on cloth boards, titled in gilt. Previous owner’s [...]
750.00
Dublin: George Bonham, Printer, South Great George’s Street, 1789. Quarto. First edition. pp. xxvi, [2], 369. Later half brown morocco on cloth boards, titled in gilt. Previous owner’s signature ‘James Arbuckle’ on tiitlepage. Occasional wear to extremities. A very good copy. Very scarce. ESTC T144069. The year 1789 will be [...]
750.00
London: Kegan Paul, Trench, 1887. Crown octavo. First edition. pp. x, 112, 44 (publisher’s list). Blue cloth, title in black on upper cover and in gilt on spine. Cranmore bookplate on front pastedown. Stamp of St. Ignatius, Lower Leeson St, Dublin on the title. Signature of Phillipa Knox on title [...]
385.00
Clonmell
BURKE, Rev. William Canon. History of Clonmel. Illustrated. 127 Waterford: Printed by N. Harvey & Co. for the Clonmel Library Committee, 1907. Royal octavo. pp. vi, 523. First edition. Contemporary red full morocco with the arms of Clonmel in gilt on both covers within a single gilt fillet border intersected [...]
575.00