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Auction Of A Collection Of Irish Historical Interest Books - To Include A Jack B. Yeats Collection, A Titanic Survivor's Bible, Along With Maps, Journals, Periodicals, Pamphlets, Ephemera Etc.
Auction of a Collection of Irish Historical Interest Books - to include a Jack B. Yeats Collection, a Titanic Survivor's Bible, along with Maps, Journals, Periodicals, Pamphlets, Ephemera Etc.
Lot 49Pike, W. T. (editor) Ulster Contemporary Biographies, 1910. Quarto, original quarter green morocco with specially woven patterned damask linen sides. Short biographies of 100s of prominent citizens from all walks of life mostly with a photograph. The great, the good and aspirants. A very de-luxe production evidently intended for sale to the prosperous upper-middle classes..
Lot 58Clarendon, Edward The History of the Rebellion and Civil Wars in England, begun in the Year 1634. Dublin, 1719 3 vols. quarto, fine engraved portrait in vol. 1, original calf bindings, list of subscribers in vol. 1, handsomely printed with fine type ornaments. The first Irish edition of one of the great works of English literature and "the most valuable of all the contemporary accounts of the Civil Wars. ... His characters are not simply bundles of characteristics, but consistent and full of life, sketched sometimes with affection, sometimes with light humour" [Dictionary National Biography]. Contains much on Ireland. (3).
Lot 65Irish Family History: Lawlor, H.C. A History of the Family of Cairnes or Cairns and It's Connections. 1906, quarto, 300+ pages, numerous plates inc. coloured, large folding genealogical tables, nice copy. Rare, major history of this family from it's origins in medieval Scotland to the many branches in Co's Donegal, Tyrone, Monaghan, Louth and Derry.
Lot 72Belfast] Connolly, S. J. (editor) Belfast 400. People, Place and History, 2012, quarto; Royle, S. Portrait of an Industrial City 1750-1914, 2011; Brett, C.E.B. Buildings of Belfast, 1969, quarto, dust jacket; Walker, B & Dixon, H. No Mean City. Belfast 1880-1915 in photographs of Robert French, 1983, oblong quarto, dust jacket; Walker, B. & Dixon, H. Belfast 1864-1880. Early Photographs, oblong quarto, dust jacket; Proctor, E. K. Belfast Scenery in Thirty Views 1832, 1983, oblong quarto, facsimile reprint of the very rare original, dust jacket; Belfast Harbour Commissioners Centenary 1847-1947, fine folding maps; McComb’s Guide to Belfast .. adjoining districts of Cos. Antrim & Down, with account of the Battle of Ballynahinch, etc, 1970, facsimile edition of the rare 1861 original, folding map, dust jacket, most as new. (8).
Lot 77Colum McCann, Sundogs, 1995, Phoenix House, 1st edition, 1st printing, hardback in D/J, excellent condition. Author’s second novel. Roddy Doyle, Rory & Ita, 2002, Jonathan Cape, 1st edition, 1st printing, Hardback in D/J, as new. Roddy Doyle, Smile, 2017, Jonathan Cape, 1st edition, 1st printing, softcover, as new. Sebastian Barry, A Long Long Way, 2005, Faber & Faber, 2nd printing, softcover, good condition. Sebastian Barry, Tales of Ballycumber, 2009, Faber & Faber, 1st edition, 1st printing, softcover, excellent condition. Tales of Ballycumber premiered at the Abbey Theatre, Dublin, in September, 2009. (5).
Lot 82Wexford Harbour Improvement Bill. 1852. Quarto with 2 maps :” Wexford Harbour and The River Slaney to Enniscorthy” and “Gull Bar – Wexford harbour” bound with Captain Vetch. Improvement of the harbour of Wexford with 3 large folding coloured maps of Wexford dated 1845 and 1856. Five maps in total. Recent marbled boards..
Lot 85The Genealogy of the House of O'Reilly: The Genealogy of the very Ancient and Illustrious House of O'Reilly, formerly Princes and Dynasts of Brefny O'Reilly, now called the County of Cavan in the Kingdom of Ireland. Compiled by The Chevalier Thomas O'Gorman with a Foreword by Nikolas Gruger and an Introduction by John Killen. This extremely fine facsimile edition is limited to 225 copies: it is printed on Munken Pure paper by the award winning firm of Nicholson & Bass of Belfast - bound in half-leather - this edition is No. 28 of 225. Signed by Gruger and Killen. Linen Hall Library, Belfast, 2014. In original slipcase. Original price of €1,045 in 2014..
Lot 91Guide Books: Excellent collection of good quality guide books mainly from the 1950's and early 1960's with a few earlier such as Reichard's fine & attractive Itinerary Of Itlay or Traveller's Guide, 1891 with large maps & leather bound. Places covered include Romania, Bulgaria, Leningrad, Hungary, Poland, Belgium, Switzerland, Sweden, Itlay, Spain, Greece, East Africa, Caribbean, West Indies, Central Italy & Rome (Baedekr 1900), North Wales 1883 and 5 other UK places. Wonderful detailed view of a now vanished world. Over 30 items.
Lot 94Art History] Cartwright, J. Jean Francois Millais, 1910; Bowen, M. William Hogarth, 1936; Galt, J. Life, Studies & Works of Benjamin West, 1820, original boards; Bell, M. Edward Burne Jones, 1898; Gower, R. Sir Joshua Reynolds, 1902; Burne Jones, E. Letters to Katie, 1925; Gwynn, S. Memorials of an 18th century Painter. James Northcote, 1898; Cellini, Benvenuto Memoirs, 1922, binding worn and others 20 vols in all (20).
Estimate: €30 - €60
Lot 95Small box of albums, postcards and guides: photo albums (pc) for Sintra, Malta, Mont St Michel, early to mid 20th c. - Fontainbleau, Jersey and Guernsey, Godshill church; guides for Paris, Amsterdam, Mallorca, Versailles, Copenhagen, various UK sites plus 100s of pcs and real photos of UK and European places of interest..
Estimate: €30 - €50