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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 100Allan, Robert: The Sportsman in Ireland. By 'A Cosmopolite'. A New edition with illustrations by P. Chenevix Trench. 1897, quarto, attractive plates (some coloured) and other illustrations, publisher's half parchment with leather title label. Shooting & fishing in the West in the 1830s..
Lot 103Scarce Irish Literature. Voices from Erenagh. Gertrude Wright, Cottage, Moneymore. Belfast. 1886: and The Humour of Ireland. Selected, With Introduction, Biographical Index and Notes by D. J. O'Donoghue; illustrations by Oliver Pasque. 1898; The Loughsiders. Shan Bullock. New York. : Father Clancy. A. Fremdling. London. 1904. 4 very good books.
Lot 10619th Century Verse: Gilbert, W.S. The Bab Ballads & More Bab Ballads, 1860s-1970s, decorative cloth; Calverley, Charles Stuart Verses and Fly Leaves, 1887; Davidson, John In a Music Hall, 1881; Gilpin, Sidney Songs and Ballads of Cumberland & the Lake Country, 1864; Adams, E. D. (editor) Sea Song & River Rhyme .. with new poem by A. C. Swinburne, 1887; and 2 others similar. 8 vols.
Lot 108(A. Stewart), Diary of an Excursion to France..1814 ..in a series of Letters. Edinburgh et al, 8vo, half leather on marble boards with marble endpapers; bookplate of John Lowe of Springfield House, co Tipperary and booksellers tickets of George Ridings of Cork. 171 99s, VG. Lovely fresh copy of a scarce work. (1)..
Lot 112Irish Binding] Milner, Joseph The History of the Church of Christ … continued by Isaac Milner .. to the Present Times. London, 1840 large octavo, finely bound in tan calf, both sides with decorative borders and the large oval gilt stamp of Trinity College Dublin, spine richly decorated in gilt in panels, engraved T.C.D. prize label on front filled in in manuscript and dated 1842. Attractive..
Lot 117Wilson, William: The Post Chaise Companion, or, Traveller's Directory through Ireland. Containing a new and Accurate description of the direct and principal Cross Roads, with particulars of the Noblemen and Gentlemen's Seats, Cities, Towns, Parks, Natural Curiosities, Antiquities, Castles, Ruins, Manufactures, Loughs, Glens, Harbours, &c. forming an Historical and descriptive Account of the Kingdom Dublin, for author, 1786 first edition engraved title page, frontispiece plate, 3 folding plates, large folding general map, modern antique-style half dark brown calf with gilt decorated spine. Excellent crisp copy of the rare first edition..
Lot 124Hall, S. C., Mr. and Mrs. Ireland: its Scenery and Character, 1841-1846-1843 3 vols, first or early editions quarto, about 450 to 500 pages per vol., numerous steel engraved plates of views and maps plus almost 500 wood engraved views through the text, bound in publisher's grey cloth with large and attractive gilt blocked designs. One of the most loved of 19th century descriptions of pre-Famine Ireland for which the two Irish authors travelled extensively to source information on each locality and its social conditions and for which they engaged the best artists..
Lot 125De Blainville, Travels through Holland, Germany and Switzerland and other parts of Europe. Dublin 1743..pirated edition ‘never yet published.’ In 2 vols, 8vo, 515 and 382 pps plus index. Mottled calf with titles missing from spine. Semple’s Journey, Spanish Post Guide c1807, LV1 pages + 208 pages of a journey through Spain and Italy to Naples. Vol 1, 1808; large scale postal road map folded of Spain (includes Portugal); small 8vo; half leather; bookplate of Thomas Rochfort; (John Millard), Journey through France c1770; vol 1 small 8vo half leather; bookplate of Thomas Rochfort. Lacks plates (4)..
Lot 131Fortune, Three Years Wandering in the Northern Provinces of China, L. 1847. 2nd Ed more important than 1st as it contains an appendix on transmitting/transporting plants to other countries and additional text on tea. 420 pps; 4 full page lithographs and ill title page; map; other b/w ills throughout. A seminal work on establishing the Indian tea trade. Prof repair to some loss on pps 415/6. Later cloth covers. A very scarce and sought-after book. Previous owner sig; bookseller ticket from Hong Kong (1)..
Lot 140The Land of Heart’s Desire by W. B. Yeats. 1916 & Mixed Marriages a play by St. John Ervine. Abbey Theatre series. 1911; The Moment Next to Nothing a play in three acts by Austin Clarke. 1953 limited edition; The Land by Padric Colum Abbey Theatre Plays. 1905: and The Whiteheaded Boy by Lennox Robinson. 5 books..