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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 51Children’s Books: The Peter Pan Picture Book. London, 1922. Beautiful coloured plates by Alice B. Woodward. Text by Daniel O’Connor, nice copy in attractively blocked cloth binding in the very rare pictorial dust jacket, jacket bit chipped; Hans Anderson’s Fairy Tales, no date, coloured plates & black and white drawings, very good. 2 vols..
Lot 58Four-volume set bound in half-vellum and marbled boards: A collection of Scarce and Valuable Tracts … chiefly such as relate to the History and Constitution of [Britain and Ireland] … principally from the Library of Lord Somers. Published 1809-1810. These are drawn mostly from the reign of Elizabeth I to that of Charles I covering a very turbulent period in Irish – English relations (The Nine Years War, The Plantation of Ulster, The 1641 Rising) and a time of upheaval in Britain itself (The Civil War). There is an extensive section given over to Thomas Wentworth, Earl of Strafford, sometime Lord Lieutenant of Ireland. Included are 8 fold-out plates at the rear of Vol II relating mostly to ‘troubles’ in Ireland. All in excellent condition.
Lot 63Spanish Inquisition - the ‘Index’ of forbidden books: Index Librorum Prohibitorum, ac Expurgandorum. Novissimus pro universes Hispaniarum Regnis Serenissima Ferdinandi VI. [Madrid], 1747 vol.2 only (of 2), folio, over 600 pages nicely printed in two columns, bound in quarter red leather by Liturgical Bookbinding Co. of Dublin for Rev. Sean Corkery who was long Librarian at Maynooth..
Lot 64The Georgian Society Records of Eighteenth century Domestic Architecture and Decoration in Ireland. Original edition 1913 reprinted with introduction by Desmond Guinness. IUP. 1973. Large format. This book, volume five of the set, contains details and photographs on Georgian houses outside Dublin. Wonderful resource..
Lot 69Hamilton, William Letters Concerning the Northern Coast of the County of Antrim. Containing such Circumstances as appear worthy of notice respecting the Antiquities, Manners and Customs of that Country. Dublin, 1790 second edition large folding map, 3 fine folding plates of views, other engraved views, modern half dark brown morocco, very good. Signed by Count Plunkett whose son Joseph Mary was executed in 1916. Second and best edition with fine plates not in the first edition and a better map..
Lot 74Egyptology: Davidson and Arrowsmith. The Great Pyramid. Its Divine Message. An Original Co-ordination of Historical Documents and Historical Evidence. Vol. I. Pyramid Records (all published). Second revised edition. London, 1925, large thick octavo, plates folding, black cloth. Binding damp mottled & scuffed, else very good. Major work..
Lot 94Tennyson, Alfred, Lord. Ballads and Other poems, 1880; Tiresias, 1885; Locksley Hall Sixty Years After, etc., 1886; Demeter, 1889; The Death of Oenone and other poems, 1892, all 5 first editions in original green cloth; Becket and other plays, 1892; Idylls of the King, 1903 both in same green cloth. All nice bright copies. 7 vols..