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Saorstat Eireann. Irish Free State. Official Handbook.
First Edition. Dublin, Talbot Press, 1932. 24 x 15 cm. 324 pages plus 150 pages of advertising.Illustrated throughout. Large folded map in pocket. Colorful decorated black paper boards. Gilt title on cloth spine. Very good condition. Corners, spine and boards rubbed and bumped. Edges and end papers dust dulled. Both hinges weakened, but binding is sound. Internally bright and clean with beautiful decorations throughout. Many reproductions of Irish Art.
Irish Wild Plants. Myth, Legends & Folklore.
First Edition. Cork, The Collins Press, 2006. 23 x 15 cm. 375 pages. Illustrated in B&W and colour by Grania Langrishe. Original red cloth with gilt title on spine. In original decorated dust jacket. Very good condition. Minor shelf wear. Edges dust dulled. Internally bright and clean.
An Béal Bocht nó An Milleánach: Droch-sgéal ar an droch-shaoghal.
Third Edition. Ath Cliath (Dublin), Clo Dolmen (Dolmen Press), 1964. 18 x11 cm. 111 pages. Decorated end papers. One small drawing in text. A few red accents in text and on title page. Original bright red cloth. Hard cover. Gilt decoration on front board. Gilt title on spine. Very good condition. Dust jacket a little worn and age darkened, now protected in archival jacket. Publisher’s Note left lose inside book. Internally bright and clean.
Memoirs of the Different Rebellions in Ireland from the Arrival of the English. Also, A Particular Detail of that which broke out the XXIID of May, MDCCXCVIII, with the History of the Conspiracy which preceded it.
The Third Edition. Two Volumes. Dublin, Printed for Robert Marchbank, 1802. 20 x 12 cm. Vol.1: xviii, 583 pages. With eight fold-out maps. / Vol.2: vii, 552 pages plus 15 pages Index. With one map and a view, both foldout. New (2018) dark green half calf over decorated boards. Gilt decorations. Gilt titles on red label on spine. Pale blue end papers. Very good condition. Binding new. Edges age darkened. Occasional mild browning / foxing, mainly to first and last pages. A few minor closed tears. Map X: ‘Movement of Marquis Cornwallis’ missing from volume 2. Otherwise a very nice copy from the library of publisher Edmund Downey (not inscribed).
Curative Education. Twelve Lectures for Doctors and Curative Teachers given in Dornach from 25th June to 7th July 1924.Translated by Mary Adams.
First English Edition. London, Rudolf Steiner Press, 1972. 21 x 14 cm. 222 pages (2) with two pages of illustrations. Original green cloth in original dust jacket. Very good condition. Book and dust jacket in plastic jacket (not removable). Dust jacket is price clipped. Name of previous owner on front free end paper, otherwise bright and clean, as new.
On Her Majesty’s Secret Service.
Seventh Impression. London, Jonathan Cape, 1964. 18.5 x 12.5 cm. 288 pages. Original black textured cloth with while line decoration to front board and silver coloured title on spine. In original unclipped decorated dust jacket. Very good condition in very good dust jacket. Minor shelf wear. Edges dust dulled. Internally bright and clean. A nice copy.
Illustrious Irishwomen. Being Memoirs of some of the most noted Irishwomen from the earliest Ages to the present Century.
First Edition. Two volumes bound in One. London, Tinsley Brothers, 1877. 21 x 13 cm. viii, 414 pages / vi, 360 pages. Brown half leather over green cloth boards. Library binding with gilt title and library number on spine. Five raised bands. Red speckled edges. Very good condition. Binding rubbed and bumped. With library plate and sticker on front paste down. Small library stamps and numbers. Some age darkening and occasional mild staining. Generally a very nice copy.
Woman’s Work in Modern Society.
First Edition. Kenmare, Kenmare Publications, 1875. 19 x 13 cm. xii, 373 pages. Six pages publishers list. Original decorated cloth. Bevelled boards. Hard Cover. Gilt title on front board and spine. Gilt, black and blind decorations. Very good condition. Binding professionally repaired using original boards and spine. New decorated end papers. Boards, corners and spine rubbed and bumped, showing a few stains. Edges dust dulled. Internally dust dulled with a few stains. A child’s pencil drawing between last text page and publishers list. A closed tear to title page.
The Ecclesiastical Architecture of Ireland. Anterior to the Anglo-Norman Invasion. Comprising an Essay on the Origin and Uses of the Round Towers of Ireland, which obtained the Gold Medal and Prize of the Royal Irish Academy.
Second Edition. Dublin, Hodges and Smith, 1845. 28 x 18 cm. xxi, 525 pages. Illustrated throughout in B&W. Original brown cloth hard cover with gilt title on spine. Boards and spine decorated with blind celtic designs. Very good condition. Corners, boards and spine rubbed and bumped. Front joint starting to crack. Edges age darkened. Some fraying to front board fore edge. Name of previous owner on front paste down. Newspaper article glued to back of title page. Occasional mild foxing, otherwise a bright and clean copy.
Irish Passage Graves. Neolithic Tomb-Builders in Ireland and Britain 2500 B.C.
Limited Edition – Signed by Author. Dublin, Irish University Press, 1974. 29 x 21 cm. x, 308 pages. Richly illustrated. Quarter Morocco, hand-bound in Dublin by Paddy Kavanagh, Colin Moore and Des Smith. Gilt decorated board and spine. Gilt title on spine. Decorated end papers (map). Top edge coloured green. Very good condition. Minor shelf wear and dust dulling. A nice copy.
Realities of Irish Life. With Illustrations by his son J. Townsend Trench.
Third Edition. London, Longmans, Green, and Co., 1869. 21 x 14 cm. xiv, 411 pages plus four pages publishers list. Original dark green cloth with striking gilt decoration to front board. Hard cover. Gilt title and lines on spine. Bevelled boards. Brown end papers. Frontispiece and various full page plates throughout. One plate in colour. Large coloured folding map towards the end of the book. Very good condition. Shelf wear, rubbing and bumping to corners, boards and spine. Head and tail of spine frayed. Spine slightly warped. Front hinge starting and binding weakened, but holding. Internally slightly age darkened and mildly foxed. Two closed tears to map, but overall in very good condition. Plates complete.
The Horse. With a Treatise of Draught.
A New Edition. London, Longman, Brown, Green, and Longmans, 1851. 21 x 14 cm. viii, 581 pages plus 32 pages publishers list. Illustrated throughout in B&W. New (2018) brown cloth by Kenny’s in Galway. New decorated end papers. Very good condition. New binding. Edges dust dulled. With neat inscriptions opposite title page and a tipped in letter between pages 190 and 191. Both texts appear to be recepies for the treatment of horses. Otherwise internally bright and clean. A nice copy
Selected Poems. Lyrical and Narrative.
First Edition of this book; one of 1500 copies printed. London, Macmillan and Co., Limited, 1929. 18 x 12 cm. x, 202 pages. With a frontispiece showing W.B Yeats as portrayed by John Singer Sargent. The design of the blue art deco binding is attributed to Charles Ricketts. Original dark blue cloth. Hard cover with elaborate blind decorations to front board. Gilt title and decorations on spine. Top edge gilt. Very good condition. Minor shelfwear only. Slight rubbing and bumping to corners and spine ends. Mild foxing to edges and end papers. Internally bright and clean. Neat inscription on front free end paper. A very nice copy.
The Way That I Went.
First Edition. Dublin, Hodges & Figgis, 1937. 24 x 17 cm. xiii, 394 pages. With many B&W Illustrations and a large folding map. Original blue cloth with gilt title on spine. Fore and bottom edge deckle. Very good condition. Corners, boards and spine rubbed and bumped. Head and Tail of Spine frayed. Edges age darkened and dust dulled. End papers dust dulled and mildly foxed. Internally bright and clean.
The Mirror of True Womanhood. A Book of Instruction for the Women in the World.
Seventh Edition. Reprinted from the Thirteenth American Edition. Dublin, M.H. Gill and Son, 1900. 18 x 12 cm. xx, 410 pages. Original decorated green cloth. Gilt titles on spine and front board. Blind decorations on rear board. Very good condition. Corners, boards and spine rubbed and bumped. Edges dust dulled. Name of previous owner pencilled on front free end paper. Occasional mild foxing, otherwise bright and clean internally. A nice copy.
The Coloured Picture Book of Surprising Stories.
London, Dean & Son, [ca. 1860]. 16.5 x 13 cm. 20, 20, 18, 23, 22, 23, 23, 24, 22 plus two pages publishers list. Original dark blue cloth with gilt titles on spine and front board. Elaborate gilt and blind decorations. Red speckled edges. Very good condition. Minor rubbing and bumping. Mild fraying to spine ends. Edges and pages dust dulled. Mild ocassional foxing. A few stains. Some pages have been professionally repaired.
School Architecture. Being practical Remarks on the Planning, Designing, Building, and Furnishing of School-Houses.
Second Edition. London, John Murray, 1877. 22 x 15 cm. xxiv, 440 pages. With 300 Illustrations in B&W. Original dark green textured cloth. Hard cover with gilt title on spine. Blind decorations on spine and boards. Very good condition. Some rubbing and bumping to corners, boards and spine. Edges dust dulled. Some foxing to end papers. Internally bright and clean. Small, neat blind stamp of previous owner on half-title. A nice copy.
An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations.
Second Edition. Two Volumes. Oxford, At the Clarendon Press, 1880. 22 x 14 cm. Vol. 1: xlvii, 423 pages / Vol. 2: viii, 594 pages. Original red cloth with blind decorations to boards and gilt titles on spines. Black end papers. Very good condition. Corners, boards and spine rubbed and bumped. Some discoloration to boards of volume 1. Edges dust dulled. Front hinge of volume 2 cracked, but holding. Internally clean.
The Angler’s Guide to the Irish Free State.
Third Edition. Dublin, Published by the Stationary Office, 1937. 18 x 12 cm. xi, 264 pages. With ads, tables, several foldout maps in text block and a large backed folding map in the back. Original olive green cloth. Hard cover. Black title on front boards and spine. Very good condition. Some age darkening, rubbing and bumping and a few minor tears. Inscription by previous owner on front free end paper. Front hinge starting to crack. Internally bright and clean. Complete set of maps.
Bishop Burnet’s History of His Own Time. Vol.1. From the Restoration of King Charles II to the Settlement of King William and Queen Mary at the Revolution: To which is prefix’d A Summary Recapitulation of Affairs in Church and State from King James I. to the Restoration in the year 1660. Vol.II. From the Revolution to the Conclusion of the Treaty of Peace at Utrecht, in the Reign of Queen Anne. To which is added, The Author’s Life, by the Editor.
Two Volumes. Dublin, Printed by S.Powell / A. Rhames, for G. Risk, G. Ewing, and W. Smith / J. Hyde, R. Gunne, R. Owen, and E. Dobson, 1734. 31 x 19 cm. Vol.1: Title page, (1)-Advertisement to the Reader, (4)-Subscribers List, 464 pages, (10)-Index / Vol.2: Title, (2), (2)-Subsribers, 408 pages, 45 pages Life of the Author, 40 pages TOC & Index. Contemporary brown calf with decorations (blind and black). Five raised bands, labels with title on spine. Very good condition. Joints cracked but holding. Age darkened. Edges dust dulled. Corners, spine and boards rubbed and bumped. Some small leather losses. Label on volume 2 misses a corner. Internally very good. Small nicks and tears, faint water staining to some pages. A very nice copy.
The United Irishmen; Their Lifes and Times. By R.R. Madden, M.D., M.R.I.A. with Numerous Original Portraits.
Third Series. Three Volumes. Dublin, Published by James Duffy, 1846. 19 x 11 cm. Vol.1: xi, 418 pages with frontispiece and three plates. / Vol.2: 350 pages with frontispiece and one plate. / Vol.3: vii, 318 pages with frontispiece and four plates. New half leather over marbled boards (Kenny’s Bindery 2017). All edges marbled. Very good condition. New Bindings. Internally clean with little age darkening. Very mild foxing / browning to plates. A few small nicks and closed tears.
Britannia – Ireland Section. Includes the following sections of Camden’s Britannia: Ireland, The smaller Islands in the British Ocean, Appendix, Insertions made by Dr. Holland in his English Translation and Index.
[No title page present – possibly part of a 1695 or 1722 Edition]. Eight unnumbered pages, pages 1309 to 1526 (numbered columns: 2 columns per page), 160 unnumbered pages. Small illustrations in text and decorated chapter titles. New (2017) three quarter green leather over new boards covered in decorated paper. Gilt decorations on boards and spine. Gilt title on red label on spine. Binding by Kenny’s in Galway, Ireland. New end papers. Binding new. Internally very good with some age darkening and foxing. Minor paper losses to some corners. No title page, no maps.
R.Caldecott’s First Collection of Pictures and Songs. Containing The Diverting History of John Gilpin The House That Jack Built An Elegy on the Death of a Mad Dog The Babes in the Wood The Three Jovial Huntsmen Sing a Song for Sixpence The Queen of Hearts The Farmer’s Boy.
London, Frederick Warne and Co., Ltd., Not dated [ 1880-1890]. 22 x 20 cm. 31 / 29 / 30 / 30 / 30 / 30 / 30 / 30 pages (each story individually paged). Illustrated throughout in colour and B&W. Many full page colour plates. Original decorated cloth. Hard Cover. Very good condition. Binding starting to open, but holding. Corners, boards and spine mildly rubbed and bumped. Age darkeing and very minor foxing.
Man’s Place in Nature. The Human Zoological Group. Translated by Rene Hague.
First UK Edition. London, Collins, 1966. 21 x 14 cm. 124 pages with several Illustrations in B&W. Original black cloth with gilt title on spine. In original unclipped dust jacket. Very good condition. Minor shelf wear, rubbing and bumping. Edges and end papers dust dulled. Internally bright and clean.