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Wed 16th Jun 2021 - 10am
Auction of a Collection of Irish Historical Interest Books, World Books, Maps, Periodicals, Ephemera. G.A.A. Interest, Signed Soccer & Rugby Jerseys Etc.
Auction of a Collection of Irish Historical Interest Books, World Books, Maps, Journals, Periodicals, Pamphlets, Ephemera. G.A.A. Interest, Signed Soccer and Rugby Jerseys Etc.
Lot 53WELD, Isaac. Illustrations of the Scenery of Killarney and the Surrounding Country. With frontispiece, map, engraved title, one engraved folding plate and eighteen full page engravings. London: Longman, Hurst, 1812. Royal 8vo. Modern quarter calf on marbled boards. Fine copy. A beautiful series of views of one of Ireland's most scenic regions. Includes views of the lakes, the surrounding mountains as well as picturesque ruins and castles. Engraved titlepage, printed by James Ballantyne & Co., depicts the Chapel of Inishfallen..
Lot 65Kinsella, Thomas & Le Brocquy, Louis. The Tain. Translated by Thomas Kinsella from the Irish Táin Bó Cuailgne. Brush Drawings by Louis le Brocquy. Dublin: Dolmen Press 1985. pp. vi, , 300, . Small folio. Black cloth, image by Le Brocquy in white on upper cover, title in white on spine. Library Edition with [all] the illustrations of the first edition, in association with the University of Pennsylvania Press. Fine copy in fine illustrated dust jacket with design by Le Brocquy. The original limited edition of 1,750 copies published in 1969 sold out within months, and had become very rare and expensive. A reduced octavo edition with only 30 of the original 130 illustrations was published in 1970, and has been many times reprinted; but the full magnificent suite of illustrations was unavailable until this Library Edition was issued in 1985. It is itself a scarce book, as the bulk of the edition was distributed to libraries worldwide, and it has not been reprinted..
Lot 67W.H. Russell. The Atlantic Telegraph. 1865. 26 tinted lithographs including 5 South Kerry views of Valentia, Portmagee etc., Original decorative gilt green cover Dublin born Russell sailed with The Great Eastern cable laying leviathan on its historic voyage from Newfoundland to Valentia. The lithographs are particularly bright..
Lot 71Tim Robinson: signed first editions The Connemara Trilogy – Connemara: Listening to the Wind (2006), Connemara: The Last Pools of Darkness (2008) & Connemara: A Little Gaelic Kingdom (2011). Tim Robinson, died aged 85 after contracting Covid-19. He was a cartographer, visual artist and writer who made a sustained study of the landscape of the Aran islands and Connemara after moving from London to the west of Ireland in 1972. A walker in all weathers, he wrote a series of influential books, and created intricate hand-drawn maps to accompany them, which were published by Folding Landscapes, the imprint he set up with his wife, Máiréad..
Lot 76Ireland and Evolution Science and Revelation; a series of lectures in reply to the Theories of Tyndall, Huxley, Darwin, Spencer etc. Belfast, Mullan. 1875. Bookplate of esteemed Irish naturalist E. Charles Nelson. Cloth. strident attacks on Darwinism by Irish naturalists, theologians, scientists..
Lot 78Sothebys of London. Hard back catalogue re sale of Thirty-Seven Manuscripts of the 9th to the 16th Century from the Western Manuscripts collection of The Chester Beatty Library on the 3rd December, 1968. Numerous coloured & b/W plates. Printed price list with sale prices & names of purchasers..
Estimate: €100 - €150
Lot 82Thirty First International Eucharistic Congress Dublin, 1932. Pictorial Record. Three Candles Press. 1932. cloth protecting original decorative wrappers and The Phoenix Park Dublin 29th September 1979. The Pastoral Visit of Pope John Paul II. Signed by ‘Dermot, Archbishop of Dublin’. 2 large format books..