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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 97Ancient Ireland – From Prehistory to the Middle Ages, Jacqueline O’Brien and Peter Harbison, 1996, 1st, Weidenfeld & Nicolson, Hardback in Dust Jacket Judging Lemass, Tom Garvin, 2009, 1st Edition, 1st Printing, RIA, Hardback in Dust Jacket. As new. Dublin – Photography by Ian Finlay and Mike Bunn, 1976, 1st Edition, Dublin Corporation, Hardback in Dust Jacket Ireland A History, Robert Kee, 1980, The Book of the major BBC/RTE Series, First Edition, Hardback in Dust Jacket. As new; JFK in Ireland, Ryan Tubridy, 2010, Harper Collins, 1st Edition, 1st Printing, Hardback in Dust Jacket. As new; The Gathering – Reflections on Ireland, 2013, The Irish Hospice Foundation, 1st Edition, Hardback in original condition; and 7 other books. (13).
Lot 100Box of Antiques/Arts Catalogues, including: Christie’s Review of the Years for 1977, 1978 and 1988. Christie’s catalogue for Russian Art, Faberge, etc. May 1986 Illustrated Catalogue for Sotheby’s Contemporary Art Auction New York 14 May 2008 and other catalogues from Adams, Bonhams, Mealys. Adams and Mealys “Independence” Catalogue 15 April 2008. Book artist Alexander Calder (1898-1976) Sold! – the Inside Story of how Ireland got bitten by the Art Bug. John Burns, Red Rock Press, 2008. Christies Collectors Guide – How to Buy Fine Wines, Phaidon, 1986, Hardback in D/J. (12).
Estimate: €20 - €50
Lot 103Engravings & Etchings: Slater, J. H. Engravings and their Value. A Guide for the Print Collector. 1900, nice copy, standard work, mine of information; Salman & Holme Old English Mezzotints. The Studio, 1910 quarto; C. G. Holme Etchings of Today. The Studio, 1929, original cloth, quarto; Delaborde, H. La Gravure. Paris; Brown, W. N. Wood Engraving. London, 1886. 5 vols.
Lot 105Walpole, Short History of the Kingdom of Ireland, L. 1887, 3 col maps present; page 279/280 tear missing text. Interesting appendices. McCarthy , Priests and People in Ireland, 2nd 1902, modern binding. Macbeth, The Story of Ireland and her Church, 1899. Taylor, Owen Roe O Neill, D. 1906. (4).
Estimate: €20 - €40
Lot 109Wilde, Oscar: The Ballad of Reading Gaol. By C. 3. 3. Oscar Wilde. London: Leonard Smithers, 1898. Fourth edition. Octavo. Quarter white cloth on mustard cloth, titles in gilt on spine, edges untrimmed. Binding a little rubbed and marked, endpapers tanned. Inscribed on front free endpaper. V.g..
Lot 110Kinsella, Thomas and 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. 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. A fine copy in fine illustrated dust jacket with design by Le Brocquy..
Lot 111German Illustrator: Retzstch, M. Gallerie zu Shakspeare's Dramatischen Werken. … Gallery to Shakespeare's Dramatic Works. In Outlines invented and engraved by Moritz Retzsch. Complete in One Volume. Leipzig, 1847 first edition complete landscape folio, 101 engraved plates, bilingual text in German and English, contemporary half red morocco, spine richly gilt. Nice copy. One of the most highly regarded German illustrators of the period..
Lot 117Nineteenth Century Irish Drama. Oroonoko a Tragedy by Southern.1750; The law of Lombardy by Jephson. 1779; Neck or Nothing a Farce 1767; The Apprentice a Farce by Murphy. 1784, The Generous Impostor by Thomas O’Beirne 1781 and The Farmers a Comic Opera by O’Keefe1789. 6 individual works published in Dublin bound in modern boards..
Lot 122Dail Eireann: Buan-Orduithe. Standing Orders. 1923. Im. I.Gnó Puibí Vol. I. Public Business, 1923. Baile Átha Cliath, Brún agus Ó Nóláin. I mBéal Feirste. I gCorcaigh. I bPortláirge, n.d. . Green cloth gilt. (13 x 19 cm). Seán Milroy's copy with his signature on front endpaper. Staining to boards..
Lot 125Margaret Dickson Falley - Irish and Scotch-Irish Ancestral Research: A guide to the Genealogical Records, Methods, and Sources in Ireland. Hardcovers 1988. Two volume set. Pages Vol 1 - xvi, 83, Vol 2 – vii, 354, 8vo. Green cloth covers with gilt title to spines. Lovely set clean, bright, and solid and without any marks or inscriptions. (2).
Lot 126Hugo Hamilton, The Speckles People, 2003, First Edition, Fourth Estate, Hardback in Dust Jacket. As new condition. Roddy Doyle, Oh Play that Thing, 2004, First Edition, First Printing, Jonathan Cape, Softcover Roddy Doyle, The Guts, 2013, First Edition, First Printing, Jonathan Cape, Softcover, John McGahern, Amongst Women, 1990, Hardback in Dust Jacket John Boyne, Stay where You Are and Then Leave, 2013, First Edition, First Printing, Double day, Hardback in Dust Jacket..
Lot 127Analysis Of The London Ball-room: In Which Is Comprised, The History Of The Polite Art, From The Earliest Period, Interspersed With Characteristic Observations On Each Of Its Popular Divisions Of Country Dances, Which Contains A Selection Of The Most Fashionable And Popular Quadrilles, Including Paine's First Set, And A Selection From The Operas Of La Gazza Ladra, Il Don Giovanni, Der Freischutz, Pietro l'Eremita, And Il Tancredi ; And Waltzes : The Whole, With The Figures Annexed To Each, Calculated For The Use Of Domestic Assemblies, And Arranged For The Piano-Forte. (Wilson, Thomas.) Published by Thomas Tegg., London., 1825; 8vo, cover stained; pps 65 of text and then pps 69-159 on music for dances: country, quatrelles and waltzes. Although showing signs of use and wear a very rare vol with much of interest. (1).
Lot 128Desmond Ryan The Rising - the Complete Story Of Easter Week. Hardcover. Pages 276. In faded green cloth covers; Ruth Dudley Edwards – Patrick Pearse – the Triumph of Failure 1990. Pages xvii, 384; Dan Breen My Fight for Irish Freedom 1989. Pages 208. Illustrated; Donal O’Donovan Kevin Barry and His Time 1989. Pages 244. Illustrated - all softcovers, clean copies. (4).
Lot 129Liam O Flaherty, Famine, 1st, NY, 1937. No dj. Ben Kiely, There was an Ancient House, 1st L. 1955, dj; newspaper cutting on BK. Terence de Vere White, My name is Norval, dj, L. 1978 (dedicated to Russell Murphy). Eric Cross, Silence is Golden, card covers, signed copy, newspaper cutting on the Tailor and Ansty. (4).
Lot 143Children’s Books: Illustrated: Carroll, Lewis Alice in Wonderland. Illustrated by Mabel Lucie Atwell. Raphaël Tuck published, coloured plates & drawings, green cloth brightly gilt; The Sleeping Beauty & other Fairy Tales, retold by Arthur Quiller Couch, Illustrated by Edmund Dulac, coloured plates; Fairy Tales of All Nations, Illustrated with original Coloured Plates. Philadelphia, 1910. 3 vols..