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Online Auction - Collection of Irish Historical Interest Books, Maps, Journals, Periodicals, Pamphlets, Ephemera etc. Viewing By Appointment In Accordance With Current Government Guidelines.
Online Auction of a Collection of Irish Historical Interest Books, Maps, Journals, Periodicals, Pamphlets, Ephemera etc. etc. Viewing by appointment only in accordance with current government guidelines
Lot 51Irish Loyal and Patriotic Union Publications 1889. Bound collection of pamphlets and leaflets. ‘Contemptible Dastards’ Rev. Father Hughes, P. P. [Monasterevan, Three Scotch children at Barrowhouse, Imprisonment of Mr. O’Brien, M. P., Account of Olphert Estate, Falcarragh, Donegal , Clanrickarde Estate, murder at Derrybeg Chapel, Donegal, Account of Kenmare Estate , An Account of Luggacurren and Glensharold Estates, Lansdowne estates in ‘Queen’s and Kerry counties’, Coolgreaney and Clongorey Estates , Boycotting at Youghal , attack on Clare farmer, Austin Davoren, Kilcorney, Lewis & O’Grady Estates etc etc..
Lot 53Historical & Genealogical Manuscripts: Moulton, H. R. Palaeography, Genealogy and Topography. 1930 Catalogue complete with index. Quarto, 2 vols. bound together, over 450 pages printed double column listing 1000s of well catalogued (mainly English) documents, photo plates, bound in quarter leather. Astonishing itemized catalogue of a manuscript dealer. Important reference, impossible today..
Lot 58Sean MacBride, Anthony J Jordan, Blackwater Press, 1993, First Edition, Hardback in Dust Jacket. Schultz, JP Donleavy, Allen Lane, 1980, First Edition, Hardback in Dust Jacket, 44 - A Dublin Memoir, Peter Sheridan, Macmillan, First Edition, First Printing, Hardback in Dust Jacket..
Lot 59Poetry:Three Seamus Heaney titles: Death of a Naturalist. Softcover Faber 1966. First S/C. edition. Pages 57, 8vo, in card covers with some creases else fine; Human Chain. Hardcover 2010. Pages 85, 8vo. In purple cloth covers with gilt title to spine. In original jacket. Very good; Beowulf: A New Translation. Hardcover. Pages xxx, 106. In black cloth covers, and original clean jacket. Inscription to half-title page. (3).
Lot 60West, William Fifty Years' Recollections of an Old Bookseller; consisting of anecdotes, characteristic sketches, and original traits and eccentricities, of Authors, Artists, Actors, Books, Booksellers, and of the periodical press for the last half century, with appropriate selections; and an unlimited Retrospect, including some extraordinary circumstances relative to The Letters of Junius, and a chain of corroborative evidence respecting their author. Bound with: Three Hundred and Fifty years Retrospection of an Old Bookseller; containing an account of the origin and progress of Printing, Type Founding, and Engraving, in their various branches; also the origin of the earliest Books, Pamphlets, Magazines, Reviews, Periodical Essays and Newspapers; with Biographical Anecdotes and Portraits. Illustrated. London & Cork: Printed by and for the Author, 1837/35. Octavo. Original cloth, titled in gilt. Separate title to the second part, lithograph portrait frontispieces, with a further nine portraits, four plates, woodcuts in the text. Spine rebacked. V.g. Rare..
Lot 61Thomas Lough, England’s Wealth Ireland Poverty, L. 1896, 8vo, card overs. Sigerson, The Last independent Parliament of Ireland, D. 1918, small 8vo, 217 pps. O Brien, An Essay on Medieval Economic Teaching, 1967; signed copy from author George O B to economist and historian Paddy Lynch, April 1968. (3).
Lot 63Robert Longfield, The Game Laws of Ireland, D. 1868, small 8vo, 238 pss, embossed cloth cover with title on paste down. Truly lovely copy of a scarce vol. Carroll, The Garda Siochána Guide, 1954; Stout, Administrative Law in Ireland, large 8vo, 1985, 514 pps , vg. The World’s Greatest Trials, cards 1986. (4).
Lot 64Hardiman, James. History of the Town and County of the Town of Galway, from the earliest period to the present time. Embellished with several engravings (many folding). To which is added, a copious index, containing the principal charters and other original documents. Galway, 1975. Quarto. (22.5 x 29 cm). Quarter goatskin..
Lot 65Wright, Thomas Louthiana: or, an Introduction to the Antiquities of Ireland. In upwards of Ninety Views and Plans; representing, with proper Explanations, the Principal Ruins, Curiosities, and Ancient Dwellings, in the County of Louth. Dundalk, 2000 quarto, facsimile reprint of the first edition of 1748 with a new introduction, publisher's half dark tan leather, preserved in the publisher's slipcase with a facsimile of the original black and red title page on side. Both book & slipcase as new. A fine reprint on high quality paper & limited to 250 copies only..
Lot 69Dom Eugene Boylan, This Tremendous Lover, Cork, 1946 1st. McGrath, Fr John Sullivan, 1941; Bodkin, The Life of Fr John Sullivan. Hurley, Fr Michael Browne 1949. Merry in God. Suenens, Edel Quinn; Thibaut, Abbot Columba Marmion, 1949 and Abbot Marmion, edited by the monks of Glenstal 1948. (8).
Lot 70John Hume – A Biography, Paul Routledge,1997, First Edition, First Printing, Harper Collins, Hardback in Dust Jacket Bertie Ahern – The Autobiography, 2009, Signed First Edition, First Printing, Hutchinson, Hardback in Dust Jacket Gay Byrne. The Time of My Life – An Autobiography, 1989, First Edition, Gill & Macmillan, Hardback in Dust Jacket.
Lot 73Great Exhibition, 1851: The Art Journal Illustrated Catalogue: The Industry of All Nations Exhibition 1851. London, 1851 large quarto, profusely illustrated with wood engravings, extensive accompanying text and essays, full dark green leather fully gilt decorated on sides and spine, few scrapes on front cover otherwise very nice copy. A great visual source on the best in world design and manufacture shown at the greatest exhibition ever held till then..
Lot 76Irish Art lot: Patricia Butler Three Hundred Years of Irish Watercolours and Drawings, 1990. Pages 234, folio. Illustrated color and b/w; Anne Crookshank and the Knight of Glin The Watercolours of Ireland: Works on Paper in Pencil, Pastel and Paint, c.1600-1914. First edition 1994. Pages 328, folio. Illustrated colour and b/w; Roderic Knowles Contemporary Irish Art: A Documentation 1982. Pages 232, folio. Illustrated colour and b/w; S. B. Kennedy Great Irish Artists from Lavery to Le Brocquy. Hardcover 1997; and one other, all hardcovers, clean copies, in original jackets. Nice lot (5).
Lot 77Orientalist etchings: BIDA, Alexandre The Song of Songs (Revised Version) with Twenty-Six Etchings .. from Designs by Bida. London, 1886 folio plates beautifully printed in soft tones, publisher's half dark red leather. Limited to 250 copies. The French artist Bida was famed for his representations of Oriental, especially Middle-Eastern, life. Here this Biblical celebration of sexual longing provided the basis for his illustrations of young persons in pastoral settings..
Lot 78V. J. Mc Brierty, The Howth Peninsula- Its History Lore and Legend, North Dublin Round Table, 1981, First Edition in Dust Jacket. This book covers all aspect of the history of Howth with many previously unpublished illustrations. Peter Somerville Large, From Bantry Bay to Leitrim – A journey in Search for O’Sullivan Beare, Victor Gollancz,1980 S/C. William Carleton, Traits and Stories of the Irish Peasantry, Vol. 2, Colin Smythe Ltd. 1990. S/C. First published in 1844..
Lot 80Irish Peerage; Playfair, W. Peerage of Ireland British Family Antiquity; Illustrative of the Origin and Progress of the Rank, Honours, and Personal Merit, of the Nobility of the United Kingdom .... Volumes IV and V being the first and second volumes of the Peerage of Ireland. London, 1810 large quarto, 2 vols, over 1000 pages, untrimmed copy with very broad margins, modern quarter brown cloth. Very scarce. A vast amount of information. Playfair also published other volumes on other parts of the British Isles. These are the Irish volumes complete..
Lot 86World War I: Folio Scrapbook 43 x 32 cms. with 30 card leaves and half black leather binding, completely filled with photographs of the war and persons connected with it (almost all from the anti-German side) clipped from contemporary publications (most with short attached text describing them), apparently compiled in Ireland as the first image is of the Irish standard, whereas the English standard from the same source is buried inside..