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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]
150.00
[CAMPBELL, Thomas] A Philosophical Survey of the South of Ireland [INSCRIBED FROM THE AUTHOR ON TITLEPAGE]
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 black morocco label on spine. Inscribed […]
475.00
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
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 […]
35.00
[FAMINE IRELAND] Irish University Press Series of British Parliamentary Papers: Papers Relating to Proceedings for the Relief of Distress and the State of the Unions and Workhouses in Ireland: Famine, Ireland. Eight volumes.
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 Ireland [fourth and fifth series] 1847-48. […]
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
[MAPS ALLARD] Hiberniae Regni in Provincias Ultoniam
[MAPS ALLARD] Hiberniae Regni in Provincias Ultoniam, Connachtam, Lageniam, Momoniamq divisi Tabula acccuratissima editore Carolo Allard, Amstelo-Batavo. [1703]. Title in decorative cartouche with a figure of Hercules, with a club in his left hand and holding the leg chains of a crouching man in his right. Behind him rises a column surmounted with the royal coat […]
685.00
May of Southern Ireland
[MAPS THOMSON] Ireland. Two Parts. Southern Part of 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 N.R. Hewitt, Grafton Strt. East Tottenham Court […]
350.00
[MAPS VISSCHER] Hiberniae Regnum tam in praecipuas Ultoniae, Connaciae, Lageniae, et Mononiae, quam in minores earundem Provincias
[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 the bottom right is a large […]
685.00
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
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 […]
675.00
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
175.00
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. […]
875.00
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
125.00
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
ADAIR, John: Hints on the Culture of Ornamental Plants in Ireland.
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, botanic gardens, yards, parks, villas, […]
145.00
ALDRIN, Buzz: Reaching for the Moon [SIGNED BY BUZZ ALDRIN]
First Edition, First Printing in fine condition. Fine in fine dust-jacket. This copy is SIGNED by Buzz Aldrin on the title page. Aldrin was one of the first two humans to land on the moon, becoming the second person to walk on the lunar surface. Reaching for the Moon was Adrin’s first collaboration with Wendell […]
325.00
ALLINGHAM, William & DOYLE, Richard: In Fairy – Land: A Series of Pictures from the Elf World.
With a poem, by William Allingham. London & Sydney: The Bodley Head, 1981. Folio. Facsimile edition reproduced from The Osborne Collection of Early Children’s Books, Toronto Public Library, by Holp Shuppan, Publishers, Tokyo, 1981. Printed in Japan. Folio. pp. [4], 31. 16 leaves of plates. Green gilt stamped cloth, spine and upper cover with gilt […]
1,250.00
ALLINGHAM, William. The Music Master, a Love Story
IN FINE BINDING WITH WOODCUTS AFTER THE PRE-RAPHAELITES ALLINGHAM, William. The Music Master, a Love Story. And two series of day and night songs. London. G. Routledge & Co., 1855. First edition. Post octavo. pp. xiii, [3], 221, [1]. With a half-title and nine woodcuts, seven designed by Arthur Hughes, one by D. G. Rossetti, […]
585.00
AMERICAN DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE. The Constitution of the Several Independent States of America The Declaration of Independence
[AMERICAN DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE] The Constitution of the Several Independent States of America; The Declaration of Independence; The Articles of Confederation between the said States; and the Treaties between His Most Christian Majesty and the United States of America. Published by Order of the Congress. London: Printed from the Original Philadelphia Edition … and Dublin […]
2,350.00
AN EYE-WITNESS [Bishop Stock]. A Narrative of what Passed at Killala, in the County of Mayo, and the parts adjacent, during the French Invasion in the Summer of 1798. By an Eye-Witness.
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 Steen Bookbinder, Wolverhampton, on front […]
475.00
AN SEABHAC [Pádraig Ó Siochfhradha] An Siota’s a Mhathair. Pictúir le Micheál Ó Riada. Tráighlí
[1920]. Post octavo. pp. 16. Pictorial wrappers. Exceedingly rare. [Porch C]
175.00
ANDERDON, William Henry. The Adventures of Owen Evans, Esq., Surgeon’s Mate, left ashore in 1739 on a desolate island: narrated by himself.
Edited by Rev. W. H. Anderdon. With wood-engraved frontispiece, two plates, vignettes and ornaments in the text. Dublin: John F. Fowler, 3 Crow Street. London, Burns & Lambert, Portman Street, 1863. First edition. Crown octavo. pp. viii, 344. Original olive green cloth, decorated in gilt. Armorial bookplate on front pastedown. Preliminaries spotted. All edges gilt. […]
285.00
[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, […]
1,250.00
ANDERSON, Sir Robert. A Great Conspiracy. An abridged edition of Sidelights on the Home Rule Movement. By Sir Robert Anderson, K.C.B., LL.D. Formerly Assistant Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis, and Head of the Criminal Investigation Department.
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, of Ulster Scots descent. He […]
375.00
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 […]
285.00
Annals of Clonmacnoise: LIMITED EDITION OF 25 COPIES ONLY – Ó MURAÍLE, Nollaig. Ed. by. [Annála Chluain Mhic Nóis] translated in 1627 by Conall Mag Eochagáin (Annals of Ireland from the Earliest Period to AD 1408
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. First edition. Quarto. pp. 679. Green leather titled and blocked in gilt. Limited to 430 […]
485.00
Annals of Clonmacnoise: Ó MURAÍLE, Nollaig. Ed. by. [Annála Chluain Mhic Nóis] translated in 1627 by Conall Mag Eochagáin (Annals of Ireland from the Earliest Period to AD 1408
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. pp. 679. Green buckram, titled in gilt […]
125.00
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 […]
285.00
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
ARCHDEKIN, Richard [Richardi ARSDEKIN]. Theologia Tripartita Universa, Complectens nune Bibliothecam perfecta Viri Ecclesiastici, ordine Sequenti. Tomus Primus. Controversiæ Heterodoxæ ac Scholasticæ. Tomi Secundi, Pars I. Theologia Speculativa. Tomi II. Pars II. Theologia Practica Universa. Tomus Tertius. Apparatus Practicus pro Omni Prorsus Functione Viri Ecclesiastici. Editionis Nonæ, ab Authore in singulis Partibus plurimum locupletatæ, & in novam Normam digestæ.
Venice: Apud Io. Jacobum Hertz, 1696. Quarto. pp. [xvi], 249, [7], 402, [x], 232. Title printed in red and black. Three parts in one volume with separate titlepages and pagination. Complete with half-title. Modern quarter calf on marbled boards by Paddy Kavanagh, Museum Bookbinders. Neat old library stamp ‘Clongowes Wood’ on titlepage. Some occasional foxing. […]
1,350.00
ARCHER, Lieutenant Joseph. Statistical Survey of the County Dublin
ARCHER, Lieutenant Joseph. Statistical Survey of the County Dublin, with Observations on the Means of Improvement; Drawn up for the Consideration, and by order, of The Dublin Society. With folding map of the County of Dublin. Dublin: Printed by Graisberry, 1801. Medium octavo. pp. ix, [2], 12-13, [8], 276, [7 (index)]. Modern quarter black morocco […]
365.00
Fine binding from De Burca Rare Books
ARNOLD, Matthew. New Poems. [Bound by Roger de Coverly in full crushed levant morocco]
ARNOLD, Matthew. New Poems. London: Macmillan, 1897. Foolscap octavo. First edition. pp. viii, 244. Bound by Roger de Coverly in full crushed levant morocco (name stamp-signed in gilt on front pastedown). Covers framed by double gilt fillets and decorative roll, border with rose garlands, gilt dots and leafs enclosing panel with oval wreath of roses […]
1,350.00
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
BAGENAL, Philip H. Vicissitudes of an Anglo-Irish Family 1530-1800
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 locates 9 copies only. Sir […]
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
BALZAC: Balzac Maximes
London: Published by Arthur L Humphreys, 1912. Small quarto. pp. [iv], 197. Title printed in red and black. Bound by Hatchards of Piccadilly with their name stamped in gilt on turn-in of upper board, in full purple crushed levant morocco. Covers framed by a single gilt fillet with gilt decoration in corners; replicated on spine, […]
325.00
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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 […]
1,250.00
BARNARD, Alfred. The Noted Breweries of Great Britain and Ireland
Volume I. Illustrated. 145 London: Sir Joseph Causton & Sons 1889. Crown quarto. First edition. pp. xvi, 460, [40 (adverts)]. Original dark green cloth over bevelled boards. Title in gilt on upper cover and spine, gilt decoration to lower cover; floral pattern endpapers. Previous owner’s signature on recto of frontispiece. Manuscript list of breweries working […]
485.00
BARRINGTON, Daines. & BEAUFOY, Colonel. The Possibility of Approaching the North Pole Asserted
BARRINGTON, Daines. & BEAUFOY, Colonel. The Possibility of Approaching the North Pole Asserted. A New Edition, with an Appendix, containing Papers on the Same Subject, and on a North West Passage. Folding map as frontispiece. London: Printed for Charles Wood for T. and J. Allman, 1818. Medium octavo. pp. xxiv, [1], 258, [4 (Advertisements)]. With […]
475.00
BARRINGTON, Sir Jonah. Personal Sketches of His Own Times. By Sir Jonah Barrington, Judge of the High Court of Admiralty in Ireland. Three volumes.
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, title and volume number in gilt […]
685.00
BARRY, Edmond. Barrymore. Records of the Barrys of County Cork from the earliest to the present time.
With pedigrees … Reprinted from the Journal of the Cork Historical and Archæological Society. Cork: Guy & Co., 1902. Royal octavo. pp. 214. Green cloth, title in gilt on upper cover. A very good copy. Exceedingly rare. COPAC lists only 3 copies. The Barrys came to Ireland in the wake of the Anglo-Norman invasion. Like […]
475.00
BARRY, Edward. M.D. A Treatise on a Consumption of the Lungs
With a previous Account of Nutrition, and of the Sructure and Use of the Lungs. Dublin: Printed by George Grierson, 1726. pp. [11], 4-20, 227, [1]. Contemporary full panelled calf, title in gilt on morocco letterpiece on spine. Minor surface wear and wear to spine ends. Name torn from top right-hand corner of margin. A very good copy. […]
1,250.00