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Wed 29th Jul 2020 - 12pm
Auction Of Irish Interest Books, Maps, Posters, Interesting Ephemera Etc. To Include An Entire Collection Of Irish Historical Interest Books from the Late Peter O'Keeffe
Auction of Irish Interest Books, Maps, Posters, Interesting Ephemera etc. to include an entire collection of Irish Historical Interest Books and Research Documentation from the estate of the Late Peter O'Keeffe - former Head of Road Research at An Foras Forbaithe. The sale also includes some books which were the property of Peter's father "Robert (Bob) O'Keeffe" former teacher, renowned hurler and former President of the GAA.
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Viewing By Appointment Only.
Lot 52Orrery Papers. Edited by the Countess of Cork and Orrery. London, 1903 first edition 2 vols. large octavo, 23 plates, original blue-green cloth. Important source for eighteenth century life drawn from the papers of John Boyle (1706 - 1762), fifth Earl of Orrery and fifth Earl of Cork. He spent much of his life on his estates in county Cork, and formed an important library..
Lot 53Kellys Handbook to the titled, landed and official classes, 1905. Small thick 8vo with pictorial covers; aemarbled; 1647 pps with 18 pps of ads. Rab Tagore, Gitanjali (song offerings), NY, 1917; 15 page intro by WB Yeats. Copy owned by Fran Gregory, wife of Commander Bill Gregory (? nephew of Lady Gregory) with photograph of Commander Gregory and others in naval uniform, c1920s. (2)..
Lot 54Oddy, Jepson European Commerce … detailing the Produce, Manufactures, and Commerce, of Russia, Prussia, Sweden, Denmark, and Germany … with a General View of the Trade, Navigation, Produce, and Manufactures, of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland. London, 1805 first edition quarto 651 pages, 2 folding tables, contemporary calf, lacks folding map, dusty, some light old water staining near the front, binding very worn, deserves rebinding. Important work by a merchant member of the Russia and Turkey, or Levant Company, on the economies of north-eastern Europe, their manufactures and their trade. Considers, chapter by chapter, of industries such as the corn trade, fisheries, oil and tallow, wood, pitch and tar, iron, hemp and flax, linen, cotton, shipping, etc..
Lot 58George O’Brien, 3 vols on Irish Economic History from the library of Patrick Lynch with his signature on each: Seventeenth Century (1919); Eighteenth Century (1918); Economic History from the Union to the Famine (1921); all vg 8vo. Fine set; unusual to find all three together and from the library of a noted Irish economist and historian of the mid -20th century..
Lot 60Colby, Thomas Ordnance Survey of the County of Londonderry. Memoir of the City and North Western Liberties of Londonderry. Parish of Templemore. Limavady, 1990 second edition (facsimile reprint of 1837 edition, with a new introduction) quarto, maps and plates, numerous other illustrations, nice in dust jacket..
Lot 66Michael Byrne – Tullamore Catholic Parish: A Historical Survey. Hardcover. Tullamore Parish Council, 1987. First edition. Pages 188, folio. Illustrated photos, line drawings, map etc. In blue cloth covers and original jacket; A Short History of the Tullamore Distillery. Extract from the wine and spirit Trade Record. Leinster Leader 1961, eight page folio. Illustrated b/w photos. Both Scarce. (2).
Estimate: €60 - €80
Lot 83Five antiquarian pamphlets in modern binding. 1. Vindication of the conduct of the Irish Catholics by a Protestant Barrister. D. 1807. 70 pps. (was this Wolfe Tone?) 2. Dr Francis Moylan to the lower order of the Roman Catholic Inhabitants of the Diocese of Cork. James Haly Cork 1799, 15 pps. 3. Title page and first four pages torn with some text missing: (Edmond Burke)…to a Noble lord. L. 1796. 80 pps. 4. Report of the Trial of Lord Headfort at Ennis. 1804. (viii) 95 pps. 3rd edition. 5. Trial on an action for damages…Moses Pentland…Bernard Clarke…criminal damages..D. 1803, 2nd ed. 60 pps..
Lot 84Association copy owned by WBY’s wife, Georgie. Henry James, The Outcry, true 1st ed 1911; publisher’s list of 32 pps dated August 1911 – most copies of the first ed have Sept 1911 for this list. Text good, cover fair, spotted in places. Georgie Hyde Lees copy, signed by her October 1911 (later signature added of TCD scholar Peter Aud, January 1945). Georgie (Born 1892, married WBY in 1917) signs her name without the hyphen which she used in later years. She bought or used this book around the time that she first met Yeats. What stories it could tell!! (1).
Lot 91Microscope: Samuel Highley, London, 1854; embossed hardcover. 8vo. 303pp; Illus.,col.frontis. Cloth cover loose from cards and dull with age; very suitable for rebinding; text goo;. In "Highley's Library of Science and Art: Sect. III - Medical Science". Mary Ward, Sketches with the Microscope, reproduced from the original 1857 vol with new essays from Michael Byrne and John Feehan; OHAS 2019. Wood, The Elements of Optics, Cambridge 1818; Original Boards worn but text intact, large 8vo, rare. (3).
Estimate: €40 - €60
Lot 92Montgomery, Henry] Crozier, J. A. Life of the Rev. Henry Montgomery, Dunmurry, Belfast; with Selections from His Speeches and Writings. Vol.I. [all published] Belfast, printed by Marcus Ward, 1875 octavo, portrait, original brown cloth neatly rebacked with matching cloth spine. Rare life of the most important Presbyterian liberal in Ulster (1788-1865). This important book is an important source on his struggle with the conservative faction and prints many original papers and letters..
Estimate: €20 - €40
Lot 94Eric Knight, You Play the Red and the Black Comes Up, Scherz 1944. First continental edition (original h/b in USA in 1938 under a pseudonym of Richard Hallas, fetches up to five figures); paperback original, no hb in Europe; ‘not to be intro into the British Empire’. Card covers, 8vo, No 29 in the Phoenix Scherz series, 330 pps dull but a vg copy of a rare and much sought after book. Considered a classic of its genre by the author of Lassie come home. (1).
Lot 96Hazlitt, William Carew Four Generations of a Literary Family. The Hazlitts in England, Ireland and America. Their Friends and their Fortunes 1725-1896. London, 1897 2 vols. large octavo, green cloth. Autograph letter from W. Hazlitt dated 1918 loosely inset. On the family and descendants of William Hazlitt, writer and essayist, whose father's family, originally from Co. Antrim, moved to Tipperary and some of whom lived in Bandon, Co. Cork..