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In this section, you can browse hand-written manuscripts relating to Ireland as well as facsimiles of some of the greatest books to have been produced in Ireland. Such as The Book of Kells, The Book of Armagh, The Annals of the Four Masters, The Great Book of Irish Genealogies, The Book of Durrow, The Yellow Book of Lecan, The Book of Ballymote, The Annals of Ulster, The Book of Leinster,

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THE MOST BEAUTIFUL BOOK IN THE WORLD THE 9TH CENTURY BOOK OF KELLS FINE FACSIMILE EDITION “THE WORK OF AN ANGELIC RATHER THAN A HUMAN HAND” Two volumes. Lucerne: Faksimile Verlag, 1990. Large quarto. Limited Edition of 1480 Facsimile copies with Arabic numbering. Large quarto; 340 leaves reproduced by Heinz [...]
8,850.00
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Edited with an introduction, translations, notes and indices by R.I. Best and H.J. Lawlor. London: [Printed by Harrison & Sons for the Henry Bradshaw Society], 1931. Demy octavo. First edition. pp. xxviii, 262. Black cloth over bevelled boards, badge of the Bradshaw Society in gilt on upper cover [...]
685.00
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Edited from a Manuscript in the Royal Library, Brussels, with a preface, translation, notes and indices. By Whitley Stokes. London: [Printed by Harrison and Sons for the Henry Bradshaw Society], 1895. Demy octavo. First edition. pp. lii, 411. Black cloth over bevelled boards, badge of the Bradshaw Society in gilt [...]
675.00
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Part I: A complete facsimile in collotype by W. Griggs, with a transcription; accompanied by an introduction descriptive of the history and the palaeography of the manuscript. Part II: Liturgical Introduction to the Antiphonary of Bangor. Edited by Warren. Two volumes. London: [Printed by Harrison & Sons for the Henry [...]
1,250.00
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Two volumes. London: Bradshaw Society, 1914. Demy octavo. First edition. pp. (1) xxxvi, 140, (2) [iv], lxxviii, 9. Black cloth over bevelled boards, titled in gilt. Bradshaw Society badge in gilt on upper cover. Spines evenly faded, minute wear to head. From the library of the English Church Union – [...]
485.00
Edmund Burke signed document
Document signed ‘Camden P’ as First Lord of the Admiralty, and also by the Lord Privy Seal Lord Dorset, Edmund Burke, Charles J. Fox and by A.S. Conway. Addressed to His Grace George Duke of Marlborough, ‘Custos Rotulorum’ (Keeper of the Rolls) of the County of Oxford, informing him [...]
1,350.00
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IN FINE BINDING BY WILSON OF DUBLIN With annotations by Philip MacDermot, Esq. and the translator. Coloured half-title and large folding clan location map. Dublin: Bryan Geraghty, 1846. Thick quarto. Bound by Wilson in contemporary full green morocco, with his engraved label Wilson / Binder / 14 Hawkins St. on [...]
1,650.00
DUFT, Johannes & MEYER, Peter. The Irish Miniatures in the Abbey Library of St. Gall.
With 19 plates in colour and 24 in mono. Berne: Urs Graf-Verlag, 1954. Large quarto. Bound in full pigskin with Celtic design blind tooling. Edition limited to 600 copies. A very good copy. Very rare. St. Gall in Switzerland takes its name from the Irish saint, the companion of St [...]
2,875.00
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Reproductions from the Manuscript in Trinity College, Dublin. With a study of the manuscript by Francoise Henry. With 126 colour plates and 75 monochrome illustrations. London: Thames & Hudson, 1988. Large quarto. Brown cloth embossed and titled in gilt. A good copy in slipcase. L3 OD
125.00
Seán Mac Diarmada
Facsimile of the last Letter written by Seán Mac Diarmada [to his old Fenian friend John Daly of Limerick], a most moving letter. ‘I expect in a few hours to join Tom and the other heroes in a better world. I have been sentenced to a soldier’s death – to [...]
975.00
Thomas Moore
MOORE, Thomas. Autographed letter signed from Thomas Moore, dated October 29th, 1829, from King Street, St. James’s, London, to Rev. Millman, St Mary’s, Reading, with integral address panel and stamp. One page quarto. He writes about procuring books for Rev. Millman and on his calling card attached to the letter [...]
475.00
O'DONOVAN, John. Ed. by. - 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 manuscripts in the Royal Irish Academy and Trinity College Dublin, with a translation and copious historical, topographical and genealogical notes and with [...]
6,500.00
SAINT ÆTHELWOLD
Two volumes. London: The Folio Society, 2001. Quarto. Bound in full brown morocco by Smith Settle over bevelled boards, blocked in gilt on upper cover and spine. Calligraphy by John Andrew. With handmade laid-paper end leaves from the Fabriano Mill. Edition limited to 1000 numbered copies [66]. Maroon endbands and [...]
1,500.00
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BOUND BY BAYNTUN RIVIERE HAMILTON, Sir James. The Hamilton Manuscripts: Containing some account of The Settlement of the Territories of the Upper Clandeboye, Great Ardes, and Dufferin, in the County of Down in the Reign of James I and Charles I; with Memoirs of him, and of his son and [...]
1,250.00
TODD, Rev. Descriptive Remarks on Illuminations in Certain Ancient Irish Manuscripts.
TODD, Rev. James Henthorn. Descriptive Remarks on Illuminations in Certain Ancient Irish Manuscripts. Illustrated with four chromolithic coloured plates depicting an illuminated folio from the Book of Kells, Garland of Howth, and the Psalter of Rice March. London: Nichols, 1869. Elephant folio. pp. ii, 16, 4 (plates). Printed stiff wrappers [...]
345.00
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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

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