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Lot 43

Eoin O’Brien, Anne Cruikshank with Gordon Wolstenholme, A Portrait of Irish Medicine, D. 1984. Special ltd edition of 250 signed copies; this one out of series; bound by Antiquarian Bookcrafts in full dark red morocco; coat of arms of RCSI in full gilt on upper cover; spine embossed in white and red morocco of the barber-surgeon’s pole; gilt edge pages and silk endpapers; in leather silk slip case. Signed by President of RCSI, the authors, designer Liam Miller, Joe Kelly and binder Des Breen. Signatures somewhat marred by water staining and slight water stain on top of one preliminary page. Otherwise an exquisite copy showcasing the best of both Irish scholarship and craftsmanship. Lacks one plate
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Auction of Irish Interest Books, Maps, Posters, Interesting Ephemera etc. to include an entire collection of Irish Historical Interest Books and Research Documentation from the estate of the Late Peter O'Keeffe (former Head of Road Research at An Foras Forbaithe. The sale also includes some books which were the property of Peter's father "Robert (Bob) O'Keeffe" former teacher, renowned hurler and former President of the GAA.

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