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1798: A Bicentenary Perspective.
[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]

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[ACADEMIAE OXONIENSIS] Academiæ Oxoniensis Gratulatio Pro Exoptato Serenissimi Regis Guilielmi ex Hibernia Reditu.
[ACADEMIAE OXONIENSIS] Academiæ Oxoniensis Gratulatio Pro Exoptato Serenissimi Regis Guilielmi ex Hibernia Reditu.

[ACADEMIAE OXONIENSIS] Academiæ Oxoniensis Gratulatio Pro Exoptato Serenissimi Regis Guilielmi ex Hibernia Reditu. 119 Oxoniæ: E Theatro Sheldoniano anno Dom., 1690. Small folio. pp. [120]. Modern quarter calf on marbled boards. Early notes on titlepage and verso of final leaf. Old ink stain on titlepage. A very good and fresh copy. “Wing (2nd ed.) O858. […]

675.00
[ACHILLES] Log of H.M.S. Achilles. Commanded by Captain A.C.F. Heneage, afterwards Admiral Heneage.
[ACHILLES] Log of H.M.S. Achilles. Commanded by Captain A.C.F. Heneage, afterwards Admiral Heneage.

ACHILLES. Log of H.M.S. Achilles. Commanded by Captain A.C.F. Heneage, afterwards Admiral Heneage. Kept by F. Hammond. February 4th 1880 – November 1881. The log then continues for H.M.S. Diamond from November 1881 to March 30th 1882. Illustrated with several tipped in pen and pencil charts with signals. Small folio volume bound in full vellum […]

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[ANDERSON, James] A Genealogical History of the House of Yvery.
[ANDERSON, James] A Genealogical History of the House of Yvery.

THE PERCEVALS OF CORK [ANDERSON, James] A Genealogical History of the House of Yvery; in its Different Branches of Yvery, Luvel, Perceval, and Gournay. With plates, numerous genealogical tables and coats-of-arms throughout the text. London: Printed by H. Woodfall, jun. 1742. pp. (1) [2], xxix, [1], 445, 3 (plates), (2) 448-533, [1], [19] mezzotint portraits, […]

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Treaty of Friendship and Alliance
[ANGLO-PORTUGUESE TREATY] Treaty of Friendship and Alliance between His Britannic Majesty and His Royal Highness the Prince Regent of Portugal.

[ANGLO-PORTUGUESE TREATY] Treaty of Friendship and Alliance between His Britannic Majesty and His Royal Highness the Prince Regent of Portugal. Signed at Rio de Janeiro, the 19th of February 1810. Published by authority. Signed: Strangford [and] Conde de Linhares. 128 London: Printed by A. Strahan, Printers-Street, Gough Square 1810. pp. 13, [1]. Parallel English and […]

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BOOK OF FENAGH
[BOOK OF FENAGH] The Book of Fenagh in Irish and English, originally compiled by St. Caillin, Archbishop, Abbot and Founder of Fenagh, alias Dunbally of Moy-Rein, tempore St. Patricii

[BOOK OF FENAGH] The Book of Fenagh in Irish and English, originally compiled by St. Caillin, Archbishop, Abbot and Founder of Fenagh, alias Dunbally of Moy-Rein, tempore St. Patricii; with the contractions resolved, and … the original text restored. Carefully revised, indexed and copiously annotated by W.M. Hennessy and done into English by D.H. Kelly. […]

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[CHAPBOOK] James Talbot; or, The Importance of Recollecting. “God sees me at all times”.

[CHAPBOOK] James Talbot; or, The Importance of Recollecting. “God sees me at all times”. Woodcut title and frontispiece. Dublin: Printed by Bentham and Hardy, Cecilia -street, 1826. 12mo. pp. 72. A fine copy in original stitched printed wrappers. Exceedingly rare. Only 1 copy located on COPAC. Chapbooks literally meant cheap books for mass circulation and […]

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FAMINE IN IRELAND
[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 volume of the reports of […]

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[RIGHTS OF MAN] A Brief Inquiry into the Natural Rights of Man.
[RIGHTS OF MAN] A Brief Inquiry into the Natural Rights of Man.

[RIGHTS OF MAN] A Brief Inquiry into the Natural Rights of Man; his Duties and Interests: with an outline of the Principles, Laws, and Institutions by which Liberty, Equality, and Fraternity may be realized throughout the world. London: James Watson, 1852. 12mo. pp. 72. Printed wrappers. Spine rebacked. Pencil inscription on titlepage suggests ‘James B. […]

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A Collection of Broadsides & Pamphlets from the renowned Closet Press at Trinity College.
A Collection of Broadsides & Pamphlets from the renowned Closet Press at Trinity College.

[CLOSET PRESS] A Collection of Broadsides and Pamphlets from the renowned Closet Press at Trinity College, Dublin: 1. [SPECIMEN] Specimen of Printing Types barely available at Trinity Closet Press. Dublin: Printed at the Trinity Closet Press on the occasion of its Christening, November 1973, in the presence of the Sponsors School of Printing, Bolton Street […]

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A 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.
A 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 […]

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A.E. “The Dublin Strike. By A.E. (George W. Russell)

A.E. “The Dublin Strike. By A.E. (George W. Russell). A Plea for the Workers. A Speech delivered in the Royal Albert Hall, London, November 1, 1913, to an audience of 12,000 persons. Dublin: Irish Worker Office, Liberty Hall, Dublin, 1913. pp. 8. Printed wrappers with a portrait of the author on upper cover. Slight browning […]

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A.E. (RUSSELL, George W.) Dark Weeping

A.E. Dark Weeping. With designs by Paul Nash. London: Faber, 1929. First edition. pp. 12. Papered boards, title in gilt on upper cover. Limited to 400 copies. Signed by George Russell ‘A.E.’ Wear to top of spine. A very good copy. Very scarce. L4BC2 1A

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A.E. [George Russell] Vale & Other Poems.
A.E. [George Russell] Vale & Other Poems.

A.E. [George Russell] Vale & Other Poems. New York: The Macmillan Company, 1931. pp. viii, 50. Reddish brown cloth, title on printed labels on upper cover and spine. With a magnificent crayon drawing by AE of a coastal scene with a mountain, tree and sea in the background on titlepage, signed and initialled by AE. […]

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A.E. Voices of the Stones (RUSSELL, George W.)

A.E. Voices of the Stones. 128 London: Macmillan, 1925. First edition. pp. vii, 61, 2 (author’s works). Blue cloth, title in gilt on upper cover and spine. A very good copy. Scarce. L4 BC2 1B

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AN OXONIAN [S. Reynolds Hole] A Little Tour in Ireland.
AN OXONIAN [S. Reynolds Hole] A Little Tour in Ireland.

AN OXONIAN [S. Reynolds Hole] A Little Tour in Ireland. Being a Visit to Dublin, Galway, Connamara, Athlone, Limerick, Killarney, Glengarriff, Cork, etc. Illustrated with large coloured frontispiece and numerous other illustrations by John Leech. London: Bradbury, n.d. Small quarto. pp. vi, 203. Maroon decorated cloth, title in gilt on upper cover and on spine. […]

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Andy Warhol: Autographed art book photograph of Mick Jagger.
Andy Warhol: Autographed art book photograph of Mick Jagger.

Andy Warhol (1928 – 1987) Colour art book photograph in Warhol’s 1975 painting of Rolling Stones Mick Jagger. American Painter, filmmaker and leader of the pop movement Warhol spent most of his time making individual portraits of the rich and famous. Framed, 7” x 7” Signed on the lower left hand side in black felf-tip. […]

950.00
Annals of the Kingdom of Ireland by the Four Masters.
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 on place-names. Seven large vols. […]

865.00
Annals-Ulster
Annals of 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 slipcase. The important Annals of Ulster compiled by […]

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ANNESLEY, The Earl. Beautiful and Rare Trees and Plants.
ANNESLEY, The Earl. Beautiful and Rare Trees and Plants.

ANNESLEY, The Earl. Beautiful and Rare Trees and Plants. With seventy illustrations from photographs taken at Castlewellan. London: Country Life, n.d. (c.1903). Quarto. pp. 97, 70 (plates). Edition limited to three hundred numbered copies. Green cloth, title and heraldic device in gilt on upper cover ruled by a single gilt fillet. Edition limited to 300 […]

575.00
ATKINSON, Robert. The Passions and the Homilies from the Leabhar Breac: Text, Translation, and Glossary.
ATKINSON, Robert. The Passions and the Homilies from the Leabhar Breac: Text, Translation, and Glossary.

ATKINSON, Robert. The Passions and the Homilies from the Leabhar Breac: Text, Translation, and Glossary. 141 Dublin: Hodges Figgis, 1887. pp. vi, [5], 36-957, [1]. Contemporary full polished calf with original printed wrappers bound in. Covers framed by double gilt fillets, enclosing in gilt on the upper cover the badge of Glasgow University. Spine divided […]

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AUSTEN, Jane. Pride and Prejudice

AUSTEN, Jane. Pride and Prejudice. New York: Barnes & Noble, 2011. Demy octavo. pp. [vi], 361. Bound in crimson morocco, covers framed by a single gilt fillet with floral tools in corners. Spine divided into six panels by five gilt raised bands, title and author in gilt on blue morocco labels in the second and […]

375.00
Baker, C.A. Souvenir of Ninety-Four (Australian and Malayan)
Baker, C.A. Souvenir of Ninety-Four (Australian and Malayan).

Gift Battle-Planes which helped us to Victory, August 4th 1914 to November 11th 1918 London: The Field Press, 1920. 4to. pp. [x], 148. Limited edition printed for private circulation only. The titlepage drawn and illuminated by Fred Leist. Signed and inscribed by the author. Original full vellum, title in gilt on upper cover and spine, […]

675.00
BARCLAY, John. Barclay his Argenis. Or, The Loves of Polyarchus & Argenis.
BARCLAY, John. Barclay his Argenis. Or, The Loves of Polyarchus & Argenis.

BARCLAY, John. Barclay his Argenis. Or, The Loves of Polyarchus & Argenis. Faithfully Translated out of Latin into English by Kingsmill Long, Esquire. The Second Edition, beautified with pictures together with a key praefixed to unlock the whole story. London: Printed for Henry Seile at the Signe of the Tygres Head in Fleetstreet – neere […]

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BARRIE, J.M. Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens. Illustrated by Arthur Rackham

BARRIE, J.M. Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens. From The Little White Bird by J.M. Barrie. A New Edition. Illustrated by Arthur Rackham. London: Hodder & Stoughton, n.d., [1912]. Trade edition, first impression. Quarto. pp. [viii], 126. Green cloth, gilt decorated cover and spine with title. Previous owner’s signature on front endpaper. A very good copy […]

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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

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BAYLY, Thomas. Certamen Religiosum: or, A Conference between the late King of England, and the late Lord Marquesse of Worcester, concerning Religion. Together with a Vindication of the Protestant Cause, from the Pretences of the Marquesse his Last Papers.
BAYLY, Thomas. Certamen Religiosum: or, A Conference between the late King of England, and the late Lord Marquesse of Worcester, concerning Religion. Together with a Vindication of the Protestant Cause, from the Pretences of the Marquesse his Last Papers.

BAYLY, Thomas. Certamen Religiosum: or, A Conference between the late King of England, and the late Lord Marquesse of Worcester, concerning Religion. Together with a Vindication of the Protestant Cause, from the Pretences of the Marquesse his Last Papers; which the necessity of the King’s Affairs denyed him Oportunity to Answer.  London: Printed for W. […]

3,500.00
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
BECKETT, Samuel: All Strange Away
BECKETT, Samuel: All Strange Away

All Strange Away. London: Calder, 1979. First edition. Grey cloth, title in gilt. A near fine copy in very good dust jacket. L4 BC1  

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BECKETT, Samuel: Come and Go (Signed Limited Edition)

BECKETT, Samuel. Come and Go. A Dramaticule. Illustrated. London: Calder and Boyars, 1967. First edition. pp. 10. Grey buckram, upper cover ruled in gilt with title and author. Edition limited to 100 copies (64) signed by the author. A fine copy in slipcase.Samuel Beckett, poet, novelist, and dramatist was born in Foxrock, County Dublin in […]

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BECKETT, Samuel: Company (Signed Limited Edition)

BECKETT, Samuel. Company. London: Calder, 1980. Medium octavo. pp. 89. True first edition, first printing. Quarter vellum on brown linen, title and reproduced signature of Beckett in gilt. Deluxe first edition, limited to 100 copies, signed by Samuel Beckett on titlepage. This copy signed but not numbered on the titlepage. Browning to the spine. All […]

1,250.00
BECKETT, Samuel: Disjecta
BECKETT, Samuel: Disjecta. Miscellaneous Wirtings and a Dramatic Fragment

BECKETT, Samuel. Disjecta Miscellaneous Writings and a Dramatic Fragment. Edited with a foreword by Ruby Cohn. London: John Calder, 1983. First edition. pp. 178. Red papered boards, titled in gilt on spine. A fine copy in dust jacket lightly faded to the spine. L4 BC2 2B

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BECKETT, Samuel: Eh Joe
BECKETT, Samuel: Eh Joe

BECKETT, Samuel. Eh Joe and Other Writings. 904 London: Faber and Faber, 1967. pp. 44. Burgundy cloth, titled in gilt. A fine copy in lightly frayed price-clipped dust jacket.

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BECKETT, Samuel: Ends and Odds
BECKETT, Samuel: Ends and Odds

BECKETT, Samuel. Ends and Odds. Plays and Sketches. London: Faber and Faber, 1977. First edition. pp. 104. Blue papered boards, titled in gilt. A fine copy in fine dust jacket, featuring a photograph of Samuel Beckett. Contents include Not I; That Time; Footfalls; Ghost Trio; Theatre I & II; Radio I & II. L4 BC […]

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BECKETT, Samuel: Ill Seen Ill Said (Signed LIMITED EDITION)

BECKETT, Samuel. Ill Seen Ill Said. California: Lord John Press, 1982. First edition. pp. 45, [1]. Original dark blue quarter calf on blue marbled boards, title in gilt along spine. Printed in black and blue on mould-made Bugra-butten paper. Edition limited to 299 numbered copies and 26 lettered copies. This is a ‘Presentation Copy’ signed […]

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BECKETT, Samuel: More Pricks than Kicks (Signed Limited Edition)

Author Title Catalog Mainhead Pub Place Price Location Summary PubDate Sort BECKETT, Samuel. More Pricks than Kicks. 904 SIGNED LIMITED EDITION London: Calder & Boyars, 1970. pp. 21, [1]. Quarter white calf on brown cloth boards, title in gilt on upper cover and on spine. Edition limited to 100 copies (No. 64) signed and number […]

1,250.00
BECKETT, Samuel: The Lost Ones
BECKETT, Samuel: The Lost Ones

BECKETT, Samuel. The Lost Ones. London: John Calder, 1979. pp. 62. Purple papered boards, titled in gilt on. A very good copy in very good dust jacket.

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BECKETT, Samuel: The Lost Ones (Signed Limited Edition)

BECKETT, Samuel. The Lost Ones. Translated from the original French by the author. London: Calder & Boyars, 1972. First English edition. pp. 63. Quarter white calf on grey-brown linen boards, title in gilt on upper cover and on spine. Limited edition of one hundred copies, signed and numbered by the author (77). Top edge gilt. […]

1,250.00
BECKETT, Samuel - Waiting-For-Godot
BECKETT, Samuel: Waiting for Godot. Theatre Royal Programme

Waiting for Godot. Theatre Royal Programme. Monday, 18 June, 1956.

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BECKETT, Samuel Worstward Ho
BECKETT, Samuel: Worstward Ho

BECKETT, Samuel. Worstward. London: John Calder, 1983. First edition. pp. 47. Green papered boards, titled in gilt on spine. A fine copy in fine dust jacket.

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BECKETT, Samuel. Proust (First Edition)

BECKETT, Samuel. Proust. London: Chatto & Windus, 1931. First edition. pp. [5], 72. Original pictorial cream papered boards. A very good copy in pictorial frayed and chipped dust jacket. L1 BC2 1B

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BECKETT, Samuel. Stirrings Still. Illustrated by Louis le Brocquy

Signed Limited Edition New York: Blue Moon, & London: John Calder, 1988. Folio. pp. [44]. Bound in quarter vellum parchment with a natural linen and cotton cloth stamped with a motif by the artist in eighteen-carat gold, backstrip lettered in gilt. Limited edition of 226 copies, numbered one to two hundred and 26 hors commerce […]

2,500.00
[BEER, Johann Christopher] Das Neu-Geharnischte Groß-Britannien
BEER, Johann Christopher. Das Neu-Geharnischte Groß-Britannien, Das ist: Wahre Landes- und Standes-Beschaffenheit Derer drey-vereinigten Königreiche Engel- Schott- und Irrlands.

[BEER, Johann Christopher] Das Neu-Geharnischte Groß-Britannien, Das ist: Wahre Landes- und Standes-Beschaffenheit Derer drey-vereinigten Königreiche Engel- Schott- und Irrlands : Jn völliger Beschreibung ihrer Provintzen, Jnsuln, Städte, Schlösser, Festungen, Früchten, Reichthümer und Regiments-Form, Wie nicht weniger der leßwürdigsten Staats- und Kriegs-Geschichten; Bevorab Jhrer neulichsten großwichtigsten Handlungen, absonderlich aber derer bey unlängster Versetzung der Cron von […]

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BEHAN, Brendan: Brendan Behan’s Island (Signed Copy)

BEHAN, Brendan. Brendan Behan’s Island. An Irish Sketch-book. With drawings by Paul Hogarth. Illustrated. 914 London: Hutchinson, 1962. First edition. pp. 192. Green and brown paper boards, title in gilt on spine. Top edges red. A fine copy in fine dust jacket. Signed by the author on title page. L3 8E

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BEHAN, Brendan: The Hostage Programme at the Wyndham’s Theatre on 11th June 1959.

Brendan Behan’s Hostage. Performed at the Wyndham’s Theatre on 11th June 1959.

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BEHAN, Brendan. The Hostage

BEHAN, Brendan. The Hostage. London: Methuen, 1958. Crown octavo. First edition. pp. vi, 92. Black cloth, titled in green. A very good copy in frayed dust jacket. L3 8E

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BENNETT, Richard. The Black and Tans

BENNETT, Richard. The Black and Tans. Illustrated. 130 New York: Barnes & Noble, 1959. First edition. pp. 228. Quarter black cloth, on black papered boards, title in gilt on spine. A very good copy in pictorial dust jacket. €50.00  “The ‘Black and Tans’ were sent to Ireland in March 1920 by Lloyd-George’s Coalition Cabinet to […]

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BINCKY, Maeve: My First Book

Dublin: Irish Times, 1970. First edition.  Pictorial wrappers in near fine condition. Rare to find a copy of Binchy’s first book in such condition, which was published by The Irish Times. L3 7F

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BLACKBURNE, E. Owens. Illustrious Irishwomen
BLACKBURNE, E. Owens: Illustrious Irishwomen, being Memoirs of some of the Most Noted Irishwomen from the Earliest Age to the Present Century.

Two volumes. London: Tinsley, 1877. pp. (1) x, 414, (2) vi, 360. Contemporary half red morocco over marbled boards. Spines divided into six panels by five raised bands, title and volume number in second and third, the remainder with gilt laurel wreath; red and gold endbands; red and gold marbled endpapers. Top edges gilt. A […]

375.00
Leabhar na Nornaightheadh Ccomhchoitchionn
BOOK OF COMMON PRAYER IN IRISH. Leabhar na Nornaightheadh Ccomhchoitchionn, agus Mhiniostralachda na Saceaimeinteadh, agus Resadh agus Dhearghnath na Heaglaise, do reir usaide Eaglaise na Sacsan; Maille ris an Tsaltair no Psalmuibh Dhaibhidh.

FIRST EDITION WITH PARALLEL ENGLISH TEXT [BOOK OF COMMON PRAYER IN IRISH] Leabhar na Nornaightheadh Ccomhchoitchionn, agus Mhiniostralachda na Saceaimeinteadh, agus Resadh agus Dhearghnath na Heaglaise, do reir usaide Eaglaise na Sacsan; Maille ris an Tsaltair no Psalmuibh Dhaibhidh. In Irish and English. London: Eleanor Everingham, at the Seven-Stars in Ave-Mary-Lane, near Ludgate, 1712. First […]

3,750.00
[BOOK OF LINDISFARNE] Evangeliorum Quattuor. Codex Lindisfarnensis.
BOOK OF LINDISFARNE. Evangeliorum Quattuor. Codex Lindisfarnensis.

SUPERB SET – LIMITED TO 680 COPIES [BOOK OF LINDISFARNE] Evangeliorum Quattuor. Codex Lindisfarnensis. Two volumes. Olten & Lausanne: 1956-1959. Imperial folio. Bound in full and half vellum parchment with red and black lettering. Edition limited to 680 numbered copies. A fine set in slipcase. Very scarce. The inhabitants of the border country of England […]

3,750.00
The Dolmens of Ireland.
BORLASE, William G: 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 in gilt to a Celtic […]

295.00
BORLASE, William G. The Dolmens of Ireland - Special edition limited to 15 sets
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 in full green morocco title […]

1,250.00
BOUHÉREAU, Élie. Traité D'Origéne Contre Celse. Ou défence de la Religion Chrétienne contre les accusations des Païens.
BOUHÉREAU, Élie. Traité D’Origéne Contre Celse. Ou défence de la Religion Chrétienne contre les accusations des Païens.

BOUHÉREAU, Élie. Traité D’Origéne Contre Celse. Ou défence de la Religion Chrétienne contre les accusations des Païens. Traduit du grec par Elie Bouchéreau. Engraved frontispiece. A Amsterdam, chez Henry Desbordes, marchand libraire, dans le Kalver-straat, 1700. Quarto. pp. [xxx], 480; wanting final two leaves containing the errata and index to the notes (see Burnet), but […]

1,250.00
BOURK, Hubert. The Information of Hubert Bourk Gent Touching the Popish Plot in Ireland.
BOURK, Hubert. The Information of Hubert Bourk Gent Touching the Popish Plot in Ireland.

BOURK, Hubert. The Information of Hubert Bourk Gent Touching the Popish Plot in Ireland, carried on by the Conspiracies of the Earl of Tyrone. 900 London, Printed for Randolph Taylor, and are by him sold, at his House, near Stationers-Hall, [1680]. Folio. pp. [vii], 27. Very good in recent qtr. morocco. Like so much of […]

350.00
Burke People and Places.
BOURKE, Edmund: 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.

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BOWE, Nicola Gordon. Harry Clarke: His Graphic Art.
BOWE, Nicola Gordon. Harry Clarke: His Graphic Art.

BOWE, Nicola Gordon. Harry Clarke: His Graphic Art. Prospectus for the book of the same name, to be issued as a signed limited edition. 908 REFERENCE WORKS Mountrath: Dolmen Press, 1982. L4 File B 1982 REFERBOWE, Nicola Gordon.

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BOYLE, Roger Earl of Orrery. A Treatise of the Art of War.
BOYLE, Roger Earl of Orrery. A Treatise of the Art of War.

BOYLE, Roger Earl of Orrery. A Treatise of the Art of War: Dedicated to the Kings Most Excellent Majesty. With engraved plates. London: in the Savoy, by T.N. for Henry Herringham, 1677. Folio. pp. [xiv], 206. Contemporary full panelled calf, spine expertly rebacked, title in gilt on red morocco letter-piece. An unusually large paper copy […]

2,650.00
BOYLE, Roger Earl of Orrery. Parthenissa, That Most Fam'd Romance.
BOYLE, Roger Earl of Orrery. Parthenissa, That Most Fam’d Romance. The Six Volumes Compleat. Composed By The Right Honourable The Earl of Orrery.

BOYLE, Roger Earl of Orrery. Parthenissa, That Most Fam’d Romance. The Six Volumes Compleat. Composed By The Right Honourable The Earl of Orrery. London: Printed by T.N. for Henry Herringham, at the Blue Anchor in the Lower-Walk of the New Exchange, 1676. Folio. pp. [4], 403, [3], 485-808 (i.e. 730, with printer’s error in pagination). […]

1,450.00
BRASH, Richard Rolt. The Ecclesiastical Architecture of Ireland.
BRASH, Richard Rolt. The Ecclesiastical Architecture of Ireland.

BRASH, Richard Rolt. The Ecclesiastical Architecture of Ireland, to the Close of the Twelfth Century; accompanied by interesting historical and antiquarian notices of numerous Ancient Remains of that period. With fifty-four plates. Dublin: W.B. Kelly, 1875. Quarto. pp. xii, 174 (double column), [54] leaves of plates. Original blue cloth over bevelled boards, title with gilt […]

285.00
BROWN, Dan. The Da Vinci Code [Signed first edition].
BROWN, Dan. The Da Vinci Code [Signed first edition].

SIGNED FIRST EDITION New York: Doubleday, 2003. First edition. Black paper boards, title in gilt on spine. Signed by Dan Brown on titlepage. A very good copy.  

275.00
Memoirs of the Life
BUDGELL, E. Esq. Memoirs of the Life and Character of the Earl of Orrery, and of the Family of the Boyles.

Memoirs of the Life and Character of the Earl of Orrery, and of the Family of the Boyles. Containing several curious facts, and pieces of history, from the Reign of Queen Elizabeth, to the present times: extracted from original papers and manuscripts, never yet printed. With a short account of the controversy between the late […]

275.00
BURKE, Rev. William Canon. History of Clonmel.
BURKE, Rev. William Canon. History of Clonmel.

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 at corners. Spine professionally rebacked. […]

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CARLISLE Nicholas. An Index to the Transactions of The Royal Irish Academy, from its incorporation in 1786, to the present time.

CARLISLE, Nicholas. An Index to the Transactions of The Royal Irish Academy, from its incorporation in 1786, to the present time. London, by W. Bulmer, 1813, 4to. pp. [viii], 316. Ninety copies are printed for sale. Bound by Hering in cont. full calf. Covers framed by triple gilt fillets, enclosing a patterned gilt roll. Spine […]

875.00
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CARLYLE, Thomas. Reminiscences of My Irish Journey in 1849. With a preface by J.A. Froude.

CARLYLE, Thomas. Reminiscences of My Irish Journey in 1849. With a preface by J.A. Froude. London: Sampson Low, 1882. pp. vii, 263. Half green morocco over marbled boards, spine divided into six panels by five raised bands with gilt dots, title and author in gilt direct in the second and third, the remainder tooled in […]

225.00
CARR, John Esq. The Stranger in Ireland.
CARR, John Esq. The Stranger in Ireland.

CARR, John Esq. The Stranger in Ireland A Tour in the Southern and Western Parts of that Country, in the year 1805. With 16 folding hand-coloured aquatints and engraved map of the Lakes of Killarney. London: Printed for Richard Phillips, No. 6, Bridge-Street, 1806. Quarto. pp. xv, [2], 530, 16 (plates). Contemporary full tree calf. Flat spine […]

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CARROLL, Lewis. Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland.

CARROLL, Lewis. Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. With forty-two illustrations by John Tenniel. London: Macmillan and Co., 1867. pp. [xi], 192. Half-title, publisher’s monogram on verso. Contemporary half red morocco over red cloth boards. Spine divided into five compartments by four gilt raised bands, title and author in gilt direct in the second, a rabbit in gilt in […]

475.00
CARVE, Thomas. Lyra Sive Anacephalaeosis Hibernica
CARVE, Thomas. Lyra Sive Anacephalaeosis Hibernica, In qua De Exordio, seu Origine, nomine, moribus, ritibusque Gentis Hibernicae Succincte tractatur; cui quoque accessere Annales Ejusdem Hiberniae, Nec non Rerum gestarum per Europam ab Anno 1148. Usque ad Annum1650.

CARVE, Thomas. Lyra Sive Anacephalaeosis Hibernica, In qua De Exordio, seu Origine, nomine, moribus, ritibusque Gentis Hibernicae Succincte tractatur; cui quoque accessere Annales Ejusdem Hiberniae, Nec non Rerum gestarum per Europam ab Anno 1148. Usque ad Annum1650. Editio secundo … Authore R.D. Thoma Carve, de Mobernan Tipperariensi, Sacerdote & Notario Apostolico. With seven plates, including […]

6,750.00
Johnny Cash: The Man in Black [Autographed by Cash on tipped in bookplate].
CASH, Johnny: The Man in Black [Autographed by Cash on tipped in bookplate].

TILL THINGS ARE BRIGHTER, I’M THE MAN IN BLACK”: JOHNNY CASH’S FIRST AUTOBIOGRAPHY, INSCRIBED BY HIM. First edition of Cash’s noted first autobiography, in which he calls his life a “spiritual odyssey.” Octavo, original cloth, illustrated with 24 pages of candid photographs. Autographed by Cash on tipped in bookplate on front free endpaper, “Johnny Cash.” […]

425.00
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CHANDLER, Edward: Photography in Ireland Limited Edition

LIMITED TO 30 COPIES ONLY IN A FINE BINDING CHANDLER, Edward. Photography in Ireland. The Nineteenth Century. Illustrated. Dublin: De Burca, 2001. Folio. pp. xii, 44 (plates), 134. Bound in full black morocco title in silver along spine; early daguerreotype camera in silver on upper cover; blue endpapers; blue and white endbands. Signed by the […]

850.00
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CHANDLER, Edward: Photography in Ireland.

CHANDLER, Edward. Photography in Ireland The Nineteenth Century. Illustrated. Dublin: De Búrca, 2001. Folio. pp. xii, 44 (plates), 134. With the illustrated dust jacket. Published by De Burca Rare Books.

20.00
CHANTREAU, Pierre-Nicolas. Voyage dans les trois Royaumes d'Angleterre.
CHANTREAU, Pierre-Nicolas. Voyage dans les trois Royaumes d’Angleterre.

CHANTREAU, Pierre-Nicolas. Voyage dans les trois Royaumes d’Angleterre, d’Ecosse et d’Irlande, fait en 1788 et 1789. Ouvrage dans lequel on trouve tout ce qu’il y a plus intéressant sur les moeurs des habitans de la Grande-Bretagne, leur population, leurs opinions religieuses, leurs préjugés, leurs usages, leur constitution politique, leurs forces de terre et de mer, […]

585.00
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COLGAN, John: Triadis Thaumaturgae.

COLGAN, John. seu Divorum Patricii, Columbae et Brigidae, trium veteris et maioris Scotiae, seu Hiberniae Sanctorum Insulae, Communium Patronorum Acta, a Variis, iisque pervetustis, ac Sanctis authoribus Scripta, ac studio R.P.F. Joannis Colgani, in Conventu FF Minor, Hibernor. strictior. observ. Louanii, S. Theologiae Lectorius Jubilati. Ex variis Bibliothecis collecta, Scholiis et commentariis illustrata, et pluribus […]

190.00
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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 […]

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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, […]

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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 7C

35.00
The Rambling House.
COSTELLO, Willie: The Rambling House.

COSTELLO, Willie. Tales from the West of Ireland. Illustrated by Gerry O Donovan and front cover water-colour by James McIntyre. Dublin: De Búrca, 2003. pp. x, 111. Illustrated French flaps. Published by De Burca Rare Books.

15.00
COULTER, Henry. The West of Ireland: its Existing Condition, and Prospects.
COULTER, Henry. The West of Ireland: its Existing Condition, and Prospects.

Illustrated with thirty-four lithographic plates (some coloured) and one folding map. Dublin: Hodges & Smith, 1862. pp. xii, 372, 20 (adverts). Pebbled green cloth, title in gilt on spine, Hibernia and Britannia in gilt on upper cover and in blind on lower. Previous owner’s signature on half title. Recased. A very good copy. Scarce. This […]

475.00
CROKER, Thomas Crofton. A Walk from London to Fulham.
CROKER, Thomas Crofton. A Walk from London to Fulham.

CROKER, Thomas Crofton. A Walk from London to Fulham. By the late Thomas Crofton Croker. Revised and edited by his son, T.F. Dillon Croker. With additional illustrations by F.W. Fairholt. 141 London: William Tegg, 1860. pp. xx, [1], 22-256. Contemporary half black morocco over marbled boards, spine divided into six panels by five gilt raised […]

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CRONIN, Sean. Frank Ryan The Search for the Republic

CRONIN, Sean. Frank Ryan The Search for the Republic. Illustrated. Dublin: Repsol Publishing, 1980. pp. 284. Green papered boards, titled in gilt. A very good copy in pictorial dust jacket. The story of Frank Ryan, an Irish Republican, historian and veteran of the Spanish Civil War.

75.00
[CROWE, E.E.] To-Day in Ireland.
CROWE, E.E. To-Day in Ireland.

[CROWE, E.E.] To-Day in Ireland. Three volumes. London: Printed for Charles Knight, 1825. First edition. pp. (1) [ii], 291, (2) [ii], 319, (3) [ii], 305. Bound in contemporary half calf on marbled boards, title and volume number in gilt on double maroon morocco labels on elaborate gilt decorated spine. With the armorial bookplates of Richard […]

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CURL, James Stevens. The Londonderry Plantation 1609-1914

CURL, James Stevens. The Londonderry Plantation 1609-1914. Chichester: Phillimore & Co. Ltd, 1986. Demy quarto. pp. 503. Sumptuously bound in full red morocco elaborately tooled in gilt, with cream leather central lozenge onlay replicating an eighteenth century Irish binding. Spine divided into six panels by five gilt raised bands, title in gilt on blue morocco […]

685.00
CUSACK, M.F. [The Nun of Kenmare] The Liberator: his Life and Times, Political and Social.  Two volumes. Illustrated
CUSACK, M.F. [The Nun of Kenmare] The Liberator: His Life and Times, Political and Social. Two volumes. Illustrated

CUSACK, M.F. [The Nun of Kenmare] The Liberator: his Life and Times, Political and Social. Two volumes. Illustrated. Kenmare Publications: n.d.(c.1870). pp. (1) xlviii, [2], 354. (2) viii, [4], 355-774. Bound in modern quarter calf on brown buckram boards, title and volume number in gilt on morocco labels on spines. All edges marbled. A very […]

275.00
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CUSACK, M.F. A History of The Irish Nation

CUSACK, M.F. A History of The Irish Nation. Social, ecclesiastical, biographical, industrial and antiquarian. Illustrated. 110 London, Murdoch, 1876. Quato. pp. xvi, 956. Bound in contemporary full morocco, elaborately blocked in gilt with the harp of Erin, surmounted by a crown, surrounded by a cluster of shamrocks with the legend ‘Erin Go Brath’ in a […]

475.00
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CUSACK, M.F. A. History of the Kingdom of Kerry

CUSACK, M.F. A. Illustrated. Dublin: De Búrca, 1995. pp. xvi, 453, 6 (extra maps), lxxxiii. Fine in full buckram, with illustrated coloured dustjacket depicting Jobson’s manuscript map of Kerry 1598. Published by De Burca Rare Books.

45.00
CUSACK, Mary Francis. An Illustrated History of Ireland: from the Earliest Period.
CUSACK, Mary Francis. An Illustrated History of Ireland: from the Earliest Period.

CUSACK, Mary Francis. An Illustrated History of Ireland: from the Earliest Period. With historical illustrations by Henry Doyle. With coloured half-title and three folding maps. 131 “London: Longmans, Green, 1871. Fifth edition. pp. [vi], 671. Bound in contemporary full red morocco. Covers framed by double gilt fillets and a wide gilt acanthus roll with an […]

375.00
D'ALTON, John. The History of Ireland (Hand-Coloured Set)
D’ALTON, John. The History of Ireland (Hand-Coloured Set)

D’ALTON, John. The History of Ireland. From the earliest period to the year 1245, when The Annals of Boyle, which are adopted and embodied as the running text authority, terminate: with a brief essay on the native annalist, and other sources for illustrating Ireland, and full statistical and historical notices of the Barony of Boyle. […]

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D’ALTON, John. The History of the County of Dublin

D’ALTON, John. The History of the County of Dublin. Dublin: Hodges and Smith, College-Green, 1838. Demy octavo. First edition. pp. viii, 943. Modern half green morocco on marbled boards, title in gilt direct. Ex libris Cleveland Irish Literary Association with their neat stamps and label. A very good copy. John D’Alton, born County Westmeath 1792, […]

325.00
DAHL, Roald: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, with tipped-In signature of Roald Dahl.
DAHL, Roald: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, with tipped-In signature of Roald Dahl.

New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1964. First edition, first issue. pp. [10], 162. Quarter brown cloth over cream papered boards, title in gilt along spine and in blind on upper cover; green endpapers. Signed by Roald Dahl on paper laid on half title and dated 1988. In price-clipped dust jacket, two minute nicks to jacket. […]

1,500.00
DALTON, Charles Ed. by. King Charles The Second’s Irish Army Lists, 1661 - 1685.
DALTON, Charles Ed. by. King Charles The Second’s Irish Army Lists, 1661 – 1685.

LIMITED EDITION DALTON, Charles Ed. by. King Charles The Second’s Irish Army Lists, 1661 – 1685.Dublin: De Búrca, 2000. Second. pp. xxxiv, 176. Fine facsimile limited edition in quarter morocco gilt, head and tail bands, in slipcase. Signed and numbered by the publisher. The original edition was published for private circulation and was limited to […]

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DALTON, Charles: With the Dublin Brigade

DALTON, Charles. With the Dublin Brigade (1917-1921). With frontispiece and folding map. London: Davies, 1929. Crown octavo. pp. 178. Green cloth, titled in gilt. Signed by Murroe Fitz Gerald on titlepage. Spine evenly faded. A very good copy. Scarce. Charles Dalton was only 17 years old when appointed to Michael Collins’ elite intelligence unit. In […]

165.00
DAY, Robert. Books printed in Cork XVII, XVIII, XIX, centuries.
DAY, Robert. Books printed in Cork XVII, XVIII, XIX, centuries.

DAY, Robert. Books printed in Cork XVII, XVIII, XIX, centuries. Robert Day, F.S.A. Cork. Titled on page 1: ‘Cork Printed Books / At Myrtle Hill 1904’. Manuscript Notebook, octavo, with forty-three pages of titles from the library of Robert Day, written in his own neat forward-slanting hand. Black leatherette, with diamond shaped engraved label of […]

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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

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DE COURCY IRELAND, Dr. John. The Admiral from Mayo. A Life of Almirante William Brown of Foxford, Father of the Argentine Navy

DE COURCY IRELAND, Dr. John. The Admiral from Mayo. A Life of Almirante William Brown of Foxford, Father of the Argentine Navy. With coloured frontispiece, numerous illustrations and maps. 140 Dublin: By Éamonn de Búrca, for Edmund Burke Publisher, 1995. Blue papered boards, title in silver on spine. A fine copy in fine dust jacket. […]

125.00
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DE COURCY IRELAND, John: History of Dun Laoghaire Harbour [LIMITED EDITION]

DE COURCY IRELAND, John. With numerous illustrations and maps. Dublin: By Éamonn de Búrca, for Edmund Burke Publisher, 2001. First edition. pp. xiv, 184. Limited edition of 50 copies, signed by the author and publisher. Bound in full maroon levant morocco, covers with a gilt anchor and sailing ship. Spine divided into five compartments by […]

500.00
DE COURCY IRELAND, John. History of Dun Laoghaire Harbour.
DE COURCY IRELAND, John. History of Dun Laoghaire Harbour.

DE COURCY IRELAND, John. History of Dun Laoghaire Harbour. With numerous illustrations and maps. Dublin: By Éamonn de Búrca, for Edmund Burke Publisher, 2002. Second edition. pp. xiv, 184. Fine in fine dust jacket.

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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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