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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
[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 […]
1,500.00
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
[DUBLIN WILLS] Appendix to the twenty-sixth report of the Deputy Keeper of the Public Records and Keeper of the State Papers in Ireland
[DUBLIN WILLS] Appendix to the twenty-sixth report of the Deputy Keeper of the Public Records and Keeper of the State Papers in Ireland. Index to the Act or Grant Books, and to Original Wills, of the Diocese of Dublin (c. 1638) to the Year 1800. And from 1800 to 1858. Two volumes. 144 Dublin: Printed […]
475.00
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
[FAMINE VOUCHER] Voucher Central Soup Depot. RARE SURVIVAL OF THE FAMINE IN CORK 80
Harpur’s Lane, Cork for ‘One Quart’. D. Donegan, W.D. Bourke, Secretary. 72 x 38mm. In good condition. A remarkable survival of the Great Hunger. During the mid-nineteenth century Harpur’s Lane gained notoriety as the site of a soup kitchen during the Great Irish Famine. The name first appears on a Smith’s map of 1750 as Harper’s Lane and it […]
1,750.00
[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
[LIMERICK] Limerick’s Fighting Story from 1916 to the Truce with Britain
[LIMERICK] Limerick’s Fighting Story from 1916 to the Truce with Britain. Told by the men who made it. Edited by Col. J.M. MacCarthy. Illustrated. Tralee: Anvil, n.d. (c.1947). pp. 205. Illustrated wrappers. Repair to upper cover and spine. A very good copy. The story of three brigades, west, mid and east and their fight against […]
95.00
[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
[SWIFT, Jonathan] Travels into Several Remote Nations of the World [Illustrations by Charles E Brock]
[SWIFT, Jonathan] Travels into Several Remote Nations of the World. By Lemuel Gulliver. With a preface by Henry Craik, and one hundred illustrations by Charles E Brock. London: Macmillan, 1894. Crown octavo. First UK printing of this illustrated edition. pp. xxx, 381, [1], [1 (Cranford Series)]. Original green cloth with the elaborate gilt designs to the upper cover […]
375.00
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 […]
2,350.00
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
An original print of Dublin after the 1916 Rebellion
AFTER THE BOMBARDMENT
AFTER THE BOMBARDMENT. The Holocaust of Ireland’s Greatest Thoroughfare. Friday Morning, 28th April 1916. Full colour print on textured paper after the painting by A. McGoogan, showing two armoured cars on the bridge, ruins on Sackville Street beyond. Dublin: Wilson Hartnell, [1916]. Image 53 x 41cms, strongly mounted on backing board behind double green window […]
375.00
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 ENGLISHMAN [William Whittaker Barry] A Walking Tour Round Ireland in 1865.
By an Englishman. With large folding map of Ireland to illustrate the “Walking Tour”. London: Richard Bentley, New Burlington Street, 1867. pp. xix, [1], 406, [5]. Green cloth, sprig of shamrock in gilt on upper cover, title in gilt on spine. Repair to fold of map. A very good copy. Rare. COPAC locates 6 copies […]
375.00
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. […]
175.00
[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
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 Inishfallen
ANNALS OF INISHFALLEN. The Annals of Inisfallen Reproduced in Facsimile from the Original Manuscript
ANNALS OF INISHFALLEN. The Annals of Inisfallen Reproduced in Facsimile from the Original Manuscript (Rawlinson B 503) in The Bodleian Library. With a descriptive introduction by R.I. Best and Eóin MacNeill. Dublin: R.I.A., 1933. Small folio. pp. viii, 29, [1], 58 (leaves of plates). Quarter linen on blue paper boards. A very good copy. Very […]
385.00
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 […]
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
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
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