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Pacata Hibernia Collection. The Publication History of the Pacata Hibernia.
First (1633), Second (1810), Third (1821) & Fourth (1996) Edition. Six Volumes. London & Dublin.
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).
London, Strahan and Co., 1869. 16 x 10 cm. xii, 379 pages. Small vignette on title page. Full calf with gilt lines on boards. Gilt decorations and title (Claribel) on spine. Marbled edges and end papers. Very good condition. Minor rubbing and bumping to corners, boards and spine. Edges dust dulled. Neat inscription of previous owner on front free end paper. Very mild foxing to end papers and title, otherwise bright and clean.
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.
The Beauties of the Press. With an Appendix containing the Speech of Arthur O’Connor, on the Catholic Question, in the House of Commons of Ireland on Monday, May 4, 1795. Also his Letter to Lord Castlereagh.
London, [no publisher – privately printed for John Stockdale?], 1800. 21 x 12 cm. vi, 602 pages, 48 pages (Letter to Lord Castlereagh). Full brown calf. Small gilt decorations to spine. Blind stamp on front board (St. Patrick Library). Good condition. Binding worn. Corners, boards and spine rubbed and bumped. Spine label missing. Ex Library: Ink writings on title page and TOC, number 394 on spine and TOC. Head and tail bands damaged. Joints cracked, but boards attached and binding sound. No front free end paper. No half title. Half of rear free end paper missing. Otherwise text block complete. Title page creased. Internally age darkened with some stains and occasionally foxed.
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.
A Memoir of the Honorable and Most Reverend Power Le Poer Trench. Last Archbishop of Tuam.
First Edition. Dublin, William Curry, Jun. and Company, 1845. 21 x 13 cm. xii, 776 pages. With a frontispiece. The (original ?) signature of Power Le Poer is seen under the frontispiece image. New (2018) red cloth. Hard Cover. Gilt title on spine. Marbled edges. New decorated end papers. Very good condition. New binding by Kenny’s in Galway. Edges dust dulled. Halft title (frontispiece) and title page water stained. Occasional mild foxing. Overall a very bright and clean copy.
A History of Boston. The Metropolis of Massachusetts, from its Origin to the Present Period; with some Account of the Environs.
Presumed first or second edition. [Boston], [Abel Bowen], [1825 or 1828]. 22 x 14 cm. 400 pages. Two ‘Plans of Boston’ (1722 and 1824), one map ‘Boston and Environs’ and 16 full page plates. Some small illustrations within text. Full calf with gilt decorations on spine. Gilt title on red label on spine. Good condition. This book has been professionally repaired and fitted with new decorated end papers (see image). Front and rear joint detached – boards held in place by end papers only. Boards, corners and spine rubbed and bumped. Head and tail of spine worn with some parts missing (see image). Title page missing. Some browning and foxing, small stains and tears.
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.
Collections on Irish Church History. From the MSS of the Late V. Rev. Laurence F. Renehan, D.D., President of Maynooth College.
First Edition. Dublin, C.M. Warren, 1861. 21 x 14 cm. xiii, 522 pages. Half Calf over Morocco covered boards. Gilt decoration of Maynooth College on front board. Gilt title and decorations on spine. Five raised bands. Marbled edges and marbled end papers. Excellent condition. Fine binding with minimal shelf wear. Edges slightly dust dulled. Internally very clean. A very nice copy.
The Suir. From its Source to the Sea.
First Edition. Clonmel, The Clonmel Chronicle Newspaper and Printing Works, Ltd., 1912. 21 x 14 cm. 83 pages plus 16 pages of Clonmel local business advertising. Illustrated throughout with many B&W photographs, sketches, map, etc. Original dark blue cloth with gilt title and authors name on front board. Small paper label with title on spine. Blind decorations on front board. Very good condition. Very minor shelf wear and age darkening. Some browning to end papers. Internally bright and clean. A very nice copy.
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.
Jew Süss. Translated by Willa and Edwin Muir.
Nineteenth Printing. London, Martin Secker, 1927. 20 x 14 cm. 424 pages. Original brown cloth with paper label on spine. Very good condition. Mild rubbing and bumping to corners, boards and spine. Some blistering on boards and spine. Four parts of the dust jacket available inside book. Edges dust dulled. Name of previous owner on front free end paper. Internally bright and clean.
The Speeches of the Right Honorable John Philpot Curran. Complete and Correct Edition. Edited, with a Memoir and Historical Notices.
First Edition. Dublin, James Duffy, 1845. 22 x 14 cm. xliv, 603 pages. With a frontispiece showing Curran. Original dark green blind decorated cloth with gilt title on spine. Good condition. Boards, corners and Spine rubbed, bumped and stained. Rear joint partially open, front and rear hinges open. Boards attached, but binding is weak. Front free end paper missing. Large inscription on front pastdown. Name of previous owner on half title (Patrick O’Donohue Vice President Grattan Club), dated 30. Oct. 48. Some lines on the back of the half title. Faint water stain on the back of the frontispiece. Internally foxed and age darkened, otherwise 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.
A Synopsis of Forensic Medicine and Toxicology.
First Edition. Bristol, John Wright and Sons, Ltd., 1933. 18 x 12 cm. viii, 152 pages. Original dark red cloth hard cover with gilt title on spine. Excellent condition. Very minor shelf wear. Edges dust dulled. Very mild foxing internally.
Charles Lever. His Life and His Letters.
First Edition. Two Volumes. Edinburgh & London, William Blackwood and Sons, 1906. 21 x 14 cm. Vol.1: ix, (2), 393 pages. Frontispiece with tissue guard. / Vol.2: (2), 407 pages plus six pages Index. Frontispiece with tissue guard. Original textured blue cloth with gilt titles on spine. Very good condition. Minor shelf wear. Edges a little dust dulled. End papers a little browned/foxed. Internally very clean. Book is uncut. Both volumes carry the Ex Libris of Castle Hacket, signed by Percy Paley and dated 1963.