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Collection of Irish Historical Interest Books, Maps, Journals, Periodicals, Pamphlets, Ephemera etc. From The Library of Denis Tierney, Rathvilly, Co. Carlow & From His Father Michael Tierney
Collection of Irish Historical Interest Books, Maps, Journals, Periodicals, Pamphlets, Ephemera etc. etc. from the library a noted Celtic Scholar and also from the library of Denis Tierney, Rathvilly, Co. Carlow and from his father Michael Tierney (Professor of Greek at University College Dublin from 1923 to 1947 and President of UCD between 1947 and 1964, Cumann na nGaedheal politician and husband of Eibhlinn McNeill, daughter of Eoin McNeill). Bidding via easyliveauction.com, absentee bids, limited room bidding and limited telephone bidding.
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Lot 538Freemasonry: Redding, M. W. Scarlet Book of Freemasonry, containing a thrilling and authentic account of the Imprisonment and Martyrdom of Free Masons and Knights Templar’s for the past six hundred years. New York, 1898, full brown Morocco embossed with Masonic symbols; and Tew, Thomas William. Masonic Miscellanea, Wakefield, 1895; plus Ars Quatuor Coronatorum a rare Masonic history journal for 1981, 1983 & 1984. All rare and very good..
Lot 545Children’s Books: Harvey Darton. Children’s Books in England. Five Centuries of Social Life. 3rd. Edition revised. 1982, nice copy in dust jacket; Leslie Linder A History of the Writings of Beatrix Potter, 1971, first edition, numerous illustrations and coloured plates, nice in dust jacket. Both important reference works..
Lot 548Lady Gregory, Seven Short Plays, 1st Dublin and Boston, 1909. 210 pps. Vg copy. Signed full page presentation from Augusta Gregory, 1915 ‘to Mrs Lillie O Thomas – a thousand thanks for your kind welcome to me when I arrived, a stranger – Your friendly face was the first I saw and I hope indeed we may meet again, in your country or mine. Augusta Gregory….1915.’ An important association copy from one of Ireland’s literary icons. (1).
Lot 550Spain: Spanish Civil War: The International Brigades Madrid 1948; Preliminary Report on the atrocities in July and August 1936. Burgos; Roy Campbell, Flowering Rifles, a poem from the battlefield, 1939. (3). John Augustus O Shea (Nenagh born), Romantic Spain, 1887, 2 vols, 8vo. Portugal and Galicia, Earl of Caernavon, 1848. (total 6 vols)..
Lot 561Tyrone: Philip Robinson British Settlement in Co. Tyrone 1610-1666, offprint signed by author; W. R. Hutchinson Tyrone Precinct A History of the Plantation Settlement of Dungannon and Mountjoy to Modern Times, 1951, fine in dust jacket; The Sperrins A Hidden Beauty, 1979. 3 vols..
Lot 564O'Keeffe vs. Cardinal Cullen: Court of Queen's Bench (Ireland) Report of the Action for Libel brought by the Rev. Robert O'Keeffe, P.P. against His Eminence Cardinal Cullen, 1874 first edition, 600 pages, original cloth, sewing broken internally and spine crudely covered over in cloth, deserves repair. Important account of a case in which a Co. Kilkenny P.P. took legal action against the Catholic Church authorities. This led to his suspension and split his local community..
Lot 565Lady Gregory, The Kiltartan History Book with col ills by Robert Gregory from delft figures at a house in Kiltartan. 1st 52 pages.8vo cloth linen spine with pasted on label title. Plus a Later and expanded ed but without ills (these plates were destroyed during the rebellion of 1916). L 1926. Small 8vo with modern cloth cover and calf title strip on spine. (2)..
Lot 566O’Connell, Daniel, Trial Shaw's Authenticated Report of the Irish State Trials. 1844. Dublin, 1844 first edition almost 800 pages, contemporary half calf. A full account of the trial of O'Connell and the other Repeal Association defendants after the suppression of their Monster Meeting at Clontarf which the British state feared was a launch pad for a revolution..
Lot 576Bibliography: Wall, The Sign of Dr Hay’s Head, 1958, dj; Irish Booksellers and English Writers, 1740-1800. Ir Gov Publications 1972-1992. 3 vols of the Jn of Ir lit – various nos on Patrick Kavanagh, Lennox Robinson, Listowel Writers. Hodges Figgis Cats, no 12,14, 15, 23 in h/b. (10).