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Auction of A Collection of Irish Historical Interest Books Removed From A Co. Meath Country House Including Maps, Journals, Periodicals, Pamphlets, Ephemera Etc.
Auction of a Collection of Irish Historical Interest Books removed from a Co. Meath country house including Maps, Journals, Periodicals, Pamphlets, Ephemera etc. etc.
Lot 51Ireland and the Italian Risorgimento, three lectures, 1960. An Irish Tribute to Dante, 1965. Terran Straniera, The Italians in Ireland. Kiernan, The Irish Exiles in Australia. Fitzpatrick, Oceans of Consolidation…Irish in Australia, Cornell, 1994. Exiles of Erin..Irish in Victorian London, Cornell 1979..
Lot 63Signed by Michael Hartnett and Gabriel Rosenstock, Portrait of the Artist as an Abominable Snowman, Selected Poems by Gabriel Rosenstock, Translated from the Irish by Michael Hartnett; and New Poems. Translated by Jason Sommer" Forest Book 1989. Signed by Michael O'Siadhail, Hail ! Madam Jazz, New and Selected Poems. "For May and Eugene, with thanks for your lives of devotion to show business! Hail ! Modern Jazz".
Lot 70Irish Glass] Westropp, Dudley. Irish Glass. A History of Glass-Making in Ireland from the Sixteenth Century, Revised Edition with additional text and illustrations. Dublin, 1978. Quarto. As new in clear jacket (classic standard work); Warren, P. Irish Glass. Waterford - Cork - Belfast in the age of Exuberance. 1981, best edition, revised & expanded, fine in jacket (another classic); Seaby, W. E. Irish Williamite Glass, 1965,nice. 3 vols., lovely collection.
Lot 75Assassination of Sir Henry Wilson: Illustrated London News, July 1, 1922 with 13 pages on Wilson, his life, assassination & funeral, many large illustrations; The Democrat, July 1, 1922 with article by Wilson ‘The British Soldier as I have known Him’ as well as other pieces on Wilson & his wife; Taylor, Rex Assassination. The Death of Sir Henry Wilson & the Tragedy of Ireland, 1961, 224 pages, black cloth, very good. Field Marshal Wilson, Chief of the Imperial General Staff, was shot dead on the steps of his London home by two members of The I.R.A. - a critical moment in Anglo-Irish relations..
Lot 76An Phoblacht - Republican News: Dublin, Oct. 1989 to Mar. 1991, a good run of 44 weekly issues in this period, plus 3 earlier issues. Folio, usually 16 pages per issue, photographs, excellent condition. This was the newspaper of Provisional Sinn Fein and the Provisional I.R. A. These papers provide a close and detailed view of their thinking during the Troubles. Rare..
Lot 78Civil War: Four Courts, 1922: Newspaper reports and large photos of the outbreak of the Civil War at the Four Courts and other locations in Dublin City and elsewhere at the end of June and early July 1922. Freeman’s Journal, 29 Jun.; Freeman’s Journal, 30th Jun; Freeman’s Journal July 1; Daily Mail, London, July 1; Freeman’s Journal, Mon. July 3; Evening Telegraph, Dublin, July 3; Evening Telegraph, July 4; Evening Telegraph, July 5; Daily Sketch, London, June 30 and July 1; Evening Herald, July 6; and another item. 12 items in all. An excellent record of the shock and destruction of the times..
Lot 83Dublin: Supplement on Dublin published in two sections by The Freeman’s Journal, May 24, 24 broadside pages printed in 7 columns, photos and drawings, maps, folded, but very good. Articles on such as the evolution of Dublin, Dublin as a capital, art galleries (by Thos. Bodkin), theatre (by Lennox Robinson), literary life (by J. W. Good), libraries (by J. J. O’Neill), architecture (by R. M. Butler), humour (Susan Mitchell), museums, industries, port, hydropowered electrical supply, ‘greatest cattle market in the world’, schemes for reconstruction, retailing, tourism, various manufacturing industries (shoe, brushes, bicycles, cutlery, etc.). Very interesting.
Lot 841916 Prisoners: Evening Telegraph Stop Press Edition. [15?] June 1917. “Stop Press. Release of the Sinn Fein Prisoners”. Entire first page devoted to the release listing all the released prisoners, some with photos (incl. Dev., Countess Marcievicz, W. Cosgrave). This Stop Press is only dated “June 1917” but the announcement of the release was made in Parliament on 15th June. The prisoners returned to Dublin amid scenes of jubilation on June 17th..
Estimate: €30 - €60
Lot 85De Valera, Eamonn, archive: Evening Press, 29 Aug. 1975. Announcing death of Dev. - several pages on him plus a special 4-page supplement; Irish Press, 30 August, 1975. Special memorial supplement, 18 pages on every aspect of his life & career with photos. Dev founded the Irish Press of which Evening Press and Sunday Press were divisional titles; The Irish Times, Sat. Aug. 30. With Special 12-page supplement on his life & influence, plus numerous comments on him from widely ranging quarters in the news section; Sunday Press, Aug 31, on his lying in state, tributes, & pictures. Plus Supplement 8 pages on his life & career; Sunday Independent, Aug. 31. Lying in state, articles, etc., bizarrely with a pictorial outer coloured cover on the Irish Open Golf tournament; Evening Press, 2 Sept., funeral Reports; Irish Independent, 3 Sept, funeral Reports; 3 other items incl. Irish Press, May 17 1945 on Dev’s broadcast to the nation replying to Churchill, and the separate publication of that as Taoiseach’s Broadcast to the Nation, reprinted from ‘The Irish Press’, Thursday 17th May, 1945 with photo on front cover. Excellent and probably unrepeatable collection covering a wide range of opinions of him..
Lot 87Mac Piarais, Pádraic (ed.). An Claidheamh Soluis. Leabhar X uimh. 32, B.Á.C. Deireadh Fómhair 17, 1908. Single issue, newspaper folio, worn with mainly marginal tears, no major loss, 16pp. With the usual features, folk poetry, reports from branches etc. Pearse was editor 1903-09. Now increasingly scarce.
Lot 88Freemasons: Di Gargano, Michael. Irish and English Freemasons and their Foreign Brothers: their System, Oaths, Ceremonies, Secrets, Grips, Signs and Passwords .. with Official List of Names and Coloured Illustrations. Dublin, Gill, 1876. Quarto. Parts I-III complete, 3 parts in small quarto colour printed wrappers, pp. 1-24, 25-50, 51-108. The list of names is detailed and extensive.
Lot 89Hugh Thomson. A “Tally-Ho” Idyll. A set of 5 coloured hunting prints: 1897. Image 330cm x 240cm. Charming and humorous pictures by Co Derry-born illustrator, Hugh Thomson. Thomson is best known for his illustrations of the English classics for Macmillan, especially the novels of Jane Austen..
Lot 90Hore, Philip Herbert. Ed. by. History of the Town and County of Wexford. Dunbrody Abbey, The Great Island, Ballyhack etc. From Ancient Records and State Papers in the British Museum and the Public Record Offices of London and Dublin, with translations of the Rawlinson Ms. in the Bodleian Library, Oxford, as regards Dunbrody. With map and illustrations. London: Stock, 1901. Quarto. Green cloth, wear to spine and corners. Good.
Lot 96First editions Irish interest: Terence De Vere White A Fretful Midge 1957. Pages 184. In scarlet cloth covers and original jacket; Lucifer Falling 1966. First edition, London printing. Pages 254. In orange cloth covers and original jacket; The Remainderman 1963 London first edition. Pages 206. In red cloth covers and original jacket. All clean copies with jackets. (3).