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Auction of a Collection of Irish Historical Interest Books Including Maps, Journals, Periodicals, Pamphlets, Ephemera Etc.
Auction of A Collection of Irish Historical Interest Books Including Maps, Journals, Periodicals, Pamphlets, Ephemera Etc.
Lot 12Journal – Dublin Historical Record – Large collection of this journal with volumes from the ‘60s, ‘70s, ‘80s and ‘90s a total of around ninety 90. Not often for a collection of this size to come to market. All very clean copies, suitable for the collector - either trying to complete a set - or perhaps trying start one. (91).
Lot 20Buller’s Birds of New Zealand: a new Edition of Sir Walter Lowry Buller’s “A History of the Birds of New Zealand”, reproducing in six-colour offset, the 48 stone-plate lithographs by J G Keulemans from the 2nd edition 1888, now edited and brought up to date by E G Turbott. Macdonald London, 1967, Folio, fine in dust jacket I marbled paper covered slipcase. This volume contains all the colour plates from the 1888 edition..
Lot 28Clann na Poblachta by Eithne MacDermott, Softback. Up the Poll by Shane Coleman, Softback. One Spin on the Merry-Go-Round by Seán Duignan, Softback. Without Power or Glory: The Greens in Government by Dan Boyle, Softback. Charles J. Haughey: Kinsaley by Tadhg Kennedy, Softback..
Estimate: €30 - €60
Lot 32The Irish Country House by Peter Somerville; Large, Irish Houses & Gardens by Sean O'Reilly; Ireland's Wild Countryside by Eamon de Buitlear; Native Trees and Forests of Ireland by David Hickie, Dublin; Ninety Drawings by Brian Lalor and A Treasury of Irish Folklore by Padraic Colum. All in djs (6).
Lot 34Anthony Hamilton, Memoirs of Count Grammont, trans Walpole, edited Scott and Mrs Jameson; includes portraits of the Windsor Beauties. Royal 8vo, nd but circa 1890s, 408 pages. Hamilton’s work (he was b1646 in either Roscrea or Nenagh Castle where his father was Governor) first published in 1713 is regarded as a minor French Classic and remains in print down the centuries to date. Lovely copy. (1).
Estimate: €30 - €50
Lot 38W H Bartlett and J. Stirling Coyne – The Scenery and Antiquities of Ireland. Hardcover. Mercury Books London, 2003. Pages 45 folio. Illustrated with a stunning collection of plates of landscapes wooded gorges, crashing waterfalls, wind-swept seashores, dramatic mountain scenery and views of towns and villages. The Second part concentrates on ancient ruins, churches, monuments, castles and stone circles. In illustrated board covers and original jacket. Lacking front end-paper else a very clean reprint copy of the original 1842 title; also two softcovers Mark Bence-Jones Twilight of the Ascendancy 1993. Pages xvii, 327 quarto. Illustrated b/w; Tomas De Bhaldraithe Diary of an Irish Countryman 1979. Pages 158, both very clean, no marks or inscriptions. (3).
Lot 42The Famous Cities of Ireland by Stephen Gwynn, 1915; Ireland Beautiful by Wallace Nutting, 1925, Ireland Illus by Francis Walker, 1905; Ireland by Michéal Mac Liammóir, 1966, The Scenery and Antiquities of Ireland by J Stirling Coyne, 2003; and A Portrait of Dublin in Maps by Muiris De Buitlear, 2013 (6).
Lot 44Holland, Travels in the Ionian Isles, Albania, Thessaly, Macedonia, etc. 2nd ed 1819; 2 vols 8vo, half leather with marbled boards and end papers; map and all 12 plates present; title page to vol 1 missing, else vg. Lares and Penates or Cilicia and its Governors, 1853, large 8vo, repaired spine with new endpapers; folding map and numerous illustrations; 394 pps cat. All vg and rare. (3).