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2 A selection of fine, rare and important books and manuscripts Catalogue 109 January 2014

3 DE BÚRCA RARE BOOKS Cloonagashel, 27 Priory Drive, Blackrock, County Dublin PLEASE NOTE CATALOGUE 109 January Please order by item number: Kiernan is the code word for this catalogue which means: Please forward from Catalogue 109: item/s References are required from new customers. Libraries, Universities, etc. are exempt. 3. Payment strictly on receipt of books. 4. You may return any item found unsatisfactory, within seven days. 5. All items are in good condition, octavo, and cloth bound, unless otherwise stated. 6. Prices are net and in Euro. Other currencies are acceptable. 7. Postage, insurance and packaging are extra. 8. All enquiries/orders will be answered. 9. We are open to visitors, preferably by appointment. 10. Our hours of business are: Mon. to Fri. 9 a.m p.m., Sat. 10 a.m.- 1 p.m. 11. As we are Specialists in Fine Books, Manuscripts and Maps relating to Ireland, we are always interested in acquiring same, and pay the best prices. 12. We accept: Access, Visa, Eurocard, Laser and Mastercard. There is an administration charge of 2.5% on all credit cards. 13. All books etc. remain our property until paid for. 14. Text and images copyright De Búrca Rare Books. 15. All correspondence to 27 Priory Drive, Blackrock, County Dublin. Telephone Fax web site (01) International (01) International (01) International COVER ILLUSTRATIONS: The front cover illustration is taken from item 162: The Golden Ass, sumptuously bound in 1960 by Bernard Kiernan. Item 148, Jourdain's The Connaught Rangers (the 'Devil's Own') illustrates the lower cover. The rare manuscript map, A perfect Mape and Survey of the lands of Clonmaning (item 199) adorns the inside front cover, while item 271, St. Alban's Psalter Facsimile is illustrated on the inside lower. ii

4 1. [ACT OF PARLIAMENT] Anno Regni Georgii II. Regis Magnæ Britanniæ, Franciæ, & Hiberniæ, decimo : An abridgement of an Act of Parliament made in a session begun in Great- Britain, on the first day of February, For the relief of insolvent debtors. Dublin: Printed by Christopher Dickson, pp. 16. Recent quarter morocco on marbled boards. Lower margin close shaved with partial loss. Titlepage browned. A sound copy. Exceedingly rare. 275 ESTC N60948 locates the Dublin City Public Library copy only. 2. [ALEMAND, Louis Augustin] Monasticon Hibernicum. Or, The Monastical History of Ireland. Translated by John Stevens. Containing: I. All the Abbies, Priories, Nunneries, and other Regular Communities which were in that Kingdom; II. The Time when, and the Titles under which, they were founded; III. The Name and Quality of their Founders; IV. The Provinces, Counties, Cities or Towns in which they were seated; V. The several Regular Orders to which they belong'd and the most remarkable Circumstances relating to their Foundation and Suppression; VI. Historical and Critical Observations and Drafts of their several Habits, with a Map of Ireland and eight engraved plates of the religious orders. London: Printed for William Mears, at the Lamb with-out Temple bar, pp. [xxx], 416, 8 (index), 8 (plates). Title in red and black. Contemporary full calf, spine expertly rebacked with new red morocco letterpiece. Occasional foxing. Spine expertly rebacked. For edges frayed. A very good copy. Very scarce. ESTC T Capt. John Stevens or Stephens, Spanish scholar and translator, was a Roman Catholic, and most probably an Irishman. He is said to have accompanied James II in his Irish campaigns, and to have been employed in other services by him. He is probably to be identified with the Lieutenant John Stephens mentioned by D'Alton in King James's Irish Army List, (p. 485). He was not attainted, and before 1695 had settled in London. From that time till his death in 1726, he was busily engaged in translations and historical and antiquarian compilations. He says nothing of himself in any of his numerous works, which are almost always inscribed 'Captain Stevens'. The intimate knowledge of 1

5 Portuguese and of the French and Spanish language and literature displayed in his prefaces points to a residence in Spain or Portugal. Miscellaneous as Stevens's work was, he deserves special recognition as a predecessor of Southey, Stirling-Maxwell, and Ticknor in the exploration of the rich mine of Spanish literature. Some years previously Stevens had essayed a 'revision' of Shelton's English version of 'Don Quixote'. Stevens was also a learned and industrious antiquary. In 1718 he published anonymously a folio translation and abridgment of Dugdale's Monasticon Anglicanum. He issued anonymously in 1722, Monasticon Hibernicum. This is a translation, with additions and alterations, of Alemand's Histoire Monastique d'irlande, WATERFORD AUTHOR & PUBLISHER 3. ALLEN, F. M. [Pseud. Edmund Downey] Through Green Glasses. Illustrated by M. Fitzgerald. London: Ward and Downey, pp. vi, 236, 12 (Catalogue). Publisher's green illustrated cloth over bevelled boards. All edges gilt. A very good copy. Exceedingly rare. 275 COPAC locates only 1 copy of this edition (NL Scotland). Loeber D160. Edmund Downey ( ) was born in Waterford, son of a ship owner. He was educated at the Catholic University School and John's College, Waterford. In 1878 he moved to London and worked for the publisher Tinsley Brothers and two years later became editor of Tinsley's Magazine. In 1884 he established his own publishing house, Ward and Downey. He was one of the few publishers who issued works by living Irish authors, greatly contributing to the popularisation of the Irish novel. 4. [ALPHABET CARDS IN IRISH] An unusual and attractive set of eleven printed alphabet cards in Irish featuring native Irish trees and shrubs, one per card, each showing on front a full colour sketch of a leaf-stalk with seeds or flowers, its calligraphed initial, its name in Irish and English. On rear a printed descriptive text of some 200 words in Irish only (Gaelic type), the entire on stiff cards, some variation of size but mostly circa 17 x 13cms. No printer, no overall title or wrapper, no date, apparently circa Curiously, the 'Uath' [whitethorn] card has a calligraphed initial 'H' rather than 'U', which suggests that the present collection may be a trial or proof set. A few marks or stains, a few corners turned, one card with short marginal tear just entering the printed surface. Generally in very good condition. In a binder's folder. 675 The trees featured are Ailm [Elm], Coll [Hazel], Dair [Oak], Eada [Aspen], Nuin [Ash], Oir [Broom], Peith [Elder], Teithne [Furze], Ruis [Elder], Suil [Willow], Uath [Whitethorn]. We have not previously encountered the set, or any of the individual cards. If indeed they were published, it must have been in a small edition, as the cards are quite robust and one would expect them to have survived reasonably well. If a trial set, the present collection may well be unique. 2

6 CHILDREN'S BOOK 5. [ALPHABET] An Alphabet of Irish Saints. English foreword by Sir Henry Bellingham. Irish foreword by Douglas Hyde. English Rhymes by Charlotte Dease and Irish Rhymes by "Torna" (Tadgh Ó Donnchadha). Hand coloured illustrations by Lucas Rooney. Dundalk: Dundalgan, pp. 48. Illustrated wrappers with inscription on upper cover. Occasional light foxing. A very good copy. Scarce. 235 Included are the following Saints: Adamnan, Brigid, Brendan, Columbcille, Enda, Grellan, Jarlath, Kevin, Nessan, Patrick, Sionan, Tussach, etc. etc. 3

7 A MAJOR REFERENCE WORK 6. [ANALECTA HIBERNICA] Analecta Hibernica. Including the Reports of the Irish Manuscripts Commission. No No.40, Forty volumes. Complete. Dublin: I.M.C. 1930/2007. Recent red buckram, title in gilt on spines. The last nine volumes in original printed wrappers. A fine set. Rare. 1,850 The Irish Manuscripts Commission was established in 1928 with Eoin MacNeill as first chairman. The Commission's brief was to investigate and report on existing manuscripts of historical, literary and general Irish interest and importance. This periodical was issued for the publication of these documents, reports on manuscript collections and on the contents of important manuscripts, calendars of manuscripts, descriptive catalogues, diaries, journals, lists, indexes, and papers in private hands. It is a major reference source for the students of Irish family history and genealogy. Included are family papers in private collections, transcripts of deeds, wills, documents, indentures, correspondence, landowners, surveys, manuscripts, chancery miscellanea, ancient petitions, hearth rolls, chancery warrants, reports of the Keeper of Manuscripts, Proceedings of the United Irishmen, extracts from Letter-Books, the Rawlinson Collection, MacFirbhisigh's Great Book of Genealogies and O'Clery's Book of Genealogies, etc. etc. SENCHUS MOR 7. [ANCIENT LAWS OF IRELAND] The Ancient Laws of Ireland comprising introduction to the Senchus Mor... and Law of Distress and Hostage Sureties, Tenure and Social Conditions, Customary Law and the Book of Aicill, Brehon Law Tracts, and Glossary. Edited by Robert Atkinson. With coloured folding plates from the original manuscripts. Six volumes. Dublin: Thom, Royal octavo. Quarter roan on black paper boards. Minor wear to some covers and corners. A very good set of this rare and important work. 1,650 4

8 The Senchus Mor or Ancient Laws of Ireland have their origin in the pre-christian era. They were compiled during the reign of Laeghaire, son of Niall, King of Erin, and they were completed nine years after the arrival of Patrick in Erin, i.e. 441 A.D. The earliest reference to the Senchus Mor is in the Annals of the Four Masters - "The age of Christ 438. The tenth year of Laeghaire. The Senchus and Feinechus of Ireland were purified and written". The judges were called Brehons, they had law schools and collections of laws in tracts, all in the Irish language, by which they regulated their judgements. The two largest and most important of these manuscripts that miraculously have come down to us are the Senchus Mor and the Book of Aicil, treating Irish civil and criminal law respectively. The most learned John O'Donovan and Eugene O'Curry, along with Rev. T. O'Mahony translated the various Law-tracts, in the libraries of Trinity College Dublin, the Royal Irish Academy, the British Museum and the Bodleian Library in Oxford. 8. ARCHDALL, Mervyn. Monasticon Hibernicum: or, A History of the Abbeys, Priories, and other Religious Houses in Ireland; interspersed with Memoirs of their several Founders and Benefactors, and of their Abbots and other Superiors... collected from English, Irish, and foreign historians... With engravings in gold and colours of the several religious and military orders, and maps and views illustrating the history. Edited with extensive notes by Rt. Rev. Patrick F. Moran, Lord Bishop of Ossory, and other distinguished antiquarians. Two volumes (all published). Dublin: Kelly, Quarto. pp. (1) iv, 336, (2) iv, 348. Contemporary quarter morocco over cloth boards. Title and image of Saint Patrick in gilt on spine. With neat blind stamps of the Franciscan Convent, Killarney. Some minor wear to extremities and covers with some small stains, some minor foxing to prelims. Top edge gilt. A very good set. 465 This edition, not in Bradshaw or Gilbert. Mervyn Archdall, ( ), historian, antiquarian and genealogist was a native of Dublin. After graduating from Trinity, he took a keen interest in antiquities and literary research. Having made the acquaintance of Walter Harris, Charles Smith, and Thomas Prior he resolved on collecting material for an ecclesiastical history of Ireland. His Monasticon Hibernicum first appeared in 1786, the product of forty years zealous research. "It contains many particulars which will gratify the antiquary's curiosity... It is more valuable on account of its being compiled from authentic official records " - London Monthly Review, This publication was intended as an edition of three volumes, but, the Publisher died before the third volume was completed. It was first issued in Dublin in a single quarto volume in Archdall added much extra material, as he did with his edition of 'Lodge's Peerage of Ireland'. 9. ARCHER, Patrick. Fair Fingall. Edited by Bob Browne and Jarlath Duffy. Illustrated. Fingal: An Taisce, First edition. Oblong Quarto. pp Illustrated stapled wrappers. A very good copy [ARTS & CRAFTS SOCIETY] The Arts and Crafts Society of Ireland Twelfth Exhibition in the Brown Thomas Little Theatre 24 June - 4 July, Dublin: Designed and Printed at the Dolmen Press, Small quarto. pp. [16]. Printed stapled wrappers. A fine copy. Exceedingly rare. 265 COPAC locates the TCD copy only. Not in NLI. Not in Miller. The exhibits included: Pottery and Ceramics; Weaving; Jewellery; Lace and Embroidery; Leatherwork and Bookbinding; Furniture; Wood Carving; Stained Glass; Woodcuts; Lino-Cuts; Prints; Lettering; Printing. There are also the names and addresses of 67 members and exhibitors. These include: Tate Adams and Liam Miller of the Dolmen Press, Mrs. Sheila Beckett, Michael De Búrca - NCAD, Mrs. Margaret Clarke, Grattan Freyer, Mrs. Gleeson, James Hicks, Walter Kernan, Miss K. MacCormack of Dun Emer Guild, A. Callear and Maeve P Lynam - Bookbinders, Raymond Piper, Countess of Rosse, Margaret Stokes, etc. 11. ASHE, St. George. A Sermon Preach'd at Christ's Church, January the 30th, 1715/16. Before Their Excellencies the Lords Justices, and the House of Lords. By St. George, Lord Bishop of 5

9 Clogher. Publish'd by Order of the House of Lords. Dublin: Printed by A. Rhames, for Jer. Pepyat in Skinner-Row, pp. 16. Recent quarter morocco on marbled boards. Title and final page slightly soiled, otherwise a very good copy of an extremely rare item. 575 ESTC T locates the RIA and TCD copies only. St. George Ashe ( ), D.D., a Church of Ireland cleric who served successively as Bishop of Cloyne, Clogher and Derry in the late 17th and early 18th centuries. He is remembered chiefly for his role in the supposed secret marriage of Jonathan Swift. Ashe was born in County Roscommon in He was educated at Trinity College, Dublin, where he became a Fellow, and Professor of Mathematics; he afterwards acted as secretary and chaplain to the British Embassy at Vienna. Returning to Ireland in 1692, he was made Provost of Trinity College, Dublin. He was consecrated Bishop of Cloyne in 1695, and promoted to the See of Clogher in 1697, and to that of Derry in He occasionally contributed to the proceedings of the Royal Society, of which he was a member. He died in Dublin, 27 February 1718, and was buried in Christ Church. He bequeathed his mathematical library to the College. Two years before he died, he sent his son, also St George Ashe, on a Grand Tour with Fellow of Trinity College, the philosopher George Berkeley, as his tutor. Having been conducted on one of the most extensive tours of the period, including the length and breadth of Italy, including Sicily, Ischia, Calabria and Puglia, the young Ashe died, presumably without having seen his father again, in Brussels in He was a friend of many years standing of Jonathan Swift. In 1726 Esther Johnson ("Stella") the lifelong companion of Swift, is said to have confided to her friends that Ashe had performed a secret marriage ceremony, with no witnesses, between herself and Swift in Whether or not her claim was true has been the subject of endless debate, and historians generally conclude that it is impossible to be certain one way or the other. 12. BACON, Francis. Three Essays: Of Truth; of Beautie and of Goodnesse. Swan Press, Over against the Physick Garden, Chelsea, Quarto. pp. [6], ix, [2]. Quarter linen on decorated boards. Edition limited to 50 numbered copies [No.29]. Printed in Caslon Old Black, on hand made paper, in red and black. The type was set by L.D.D. Walters and M.H.H. Walters, descendants of Francis Bacon, and the press work done by H Gage Cole. Boards slightly soiled round the edges BAGWELL, Richard. Ireland Under The Tudors. With a succinct account of the earlier history. Three volumes. Illustrated with 7 maps, coloured in outline. London: Longmans, 1885/90. pp. (1) xxiii, 414, (2) xi, 391, (3) xvii, 502, 2 (publisher's list). Armorial bookplate of Hopetoun on front pastedown. Volume three rebound in matching cloth with original back strip laid on. A very good copy. Rare

10 14. BAGWELL, Richard. Ireland Under The Stuarts. With a succinct account of the earlier history. Three volumes. London: Holland Press, pp. (1) xv, 370, (2) xi, 351, (3) xii, 388. Red buckram. Fine set in dust jackets. Very scarce. 365 This work deals at length with: Mountjoy and Carey, ; Chichester and the Toleration Question; The Flight of the Earls, 1607; Rebellion of O'Dogherty, 1608; The Settlement of Ulster; Chichester's Government; The Parliament of ; Early Years of Charles I; The Parliament of 1634; Strafford and the Ulster Scots; Wentworth's Plans of Forfeiture and Settlement; Cases of Mountnorris, Loftus and others; Strafford's Army; The Rebellion of 1641; Munster and Connaught, ; The War to the First Cessation ; Inchiquin, Ormonde, and Glamorgan; Fighting North and South - Rinuccini; The Ormonde Peace 1646; Rinuccini to Cromwell; Cromwell in Ireland, Ormonde's Last Struggles; Clanricarde and Ireton, 1651; Peace, Settlement, and Transplantation; The Restoration, etc. 15. BARROW, George Lennox. The Round Towers of Ireland. A study and gazetteer. Profusely illustrated. Dublin: Royal Irish Academy, First edition. Folio. pp Cloth. A very good copy in dust jacket. 125 There are sixty-five Round Towers in Ireland of which some part at least survive, plus two in Scotland and one in the Isle of Man. This work is the first major study since George Petrie's 'Ecclesiastical Architecture' in It has a general introductory section summarising the current state of knowledge and analysing the building techniques employed and drawing conclusions as to their date and purpose. The main part of the book is a gazetteer based on the author's own examination and measurement of each tower and a study of all the available documentary sources. 16. BARRY, Commandant General Tom. Guerilla Days in Ireland. With maps and illustrations. Cork: Mercier Press, Second edition. pp. [x], 223. Blue cloth, title in gilt on spine. Top edge green. A very good copy in worn dust jacket. 65 Tom Barry was born in the west of the 'Rebel County' in During the First World War he served with the British Army in Mesopotamia. On returning to Ireland in 1919 he became a prominent member of the Irish Republican Army, commanding the West Cork unit which he later developed into one of the leading Flying Columns of the war. The Column enjoyed remarkable success notably in the Kilmichael and Crossbarry ambushes. He opposed the Treaty and supported the Republican side during the Civil War. He also served as I.R.A. Chief of Staff in the late thirties. UNRECORDED DUBLIN PRINTING 17. [BATTLE OF AGINCOURT] A Printed Broadsheet (55 x 44.5cm). The Grand Historical and Panoramic Picture of the Battle of Agincourt, Painted by Robert Ker Porter. This Grand panoramic Picture is painted from the most correct Historical Information, on the same scale as his celebrated Pictures of the Storming of 'Seringapatam' Passage of 'Mont. St. Gothard', Battles 7

11 of 'Alexandria, Lodi', &c. and gives an accurate idea of the situation of the contending forces on that memorable Day. It contains upwards of 3000 square feet of canvas. The Picture exhibits Portraits of many of the English and French Nobility. An interesting Account of the Battle, as a Companion to the Picture, may be had at the Palace of Exhibition. The Exhibition is open Every Day, from Nine till Dusk, at the Large Wooden Building in Sackville-Street, adjoining Lower Abbey-Street, leading to the Custom House. Admittance, Two British Shillings. Printed by T. Burnside, 87 Dame-street, Dublin, circa Top right hand corner of broadsheet, expertly restored. Of the utmost rarity. 2,350 No copy located on COPAC. No copy in Ireland. The Battle of Agincourt was a major English victory in the Hundred Years' War. The battle occurred on Friday, 25 October 1415 (Saint Crispin's Day), near modern-day Azincourt, in northern France. Henry V's victory at Agincourt, against a numerically superior French army, crippled France and started a new period in the war during which Henry married the French king's daughter and then Henry's son, Henry VI, was made heir to the throne of France. Henry V led his troops into battle and participated in hand-to-hand fighting. The French king of the time, Charles VI, did not command the French army himself as he suffered from severe, repeating illnesses and moderate mental incapacitation. Instead, the French were commanded by Constable Charles d'albret and various prominent French noblemen of the Armagnac party. The battle is notable for the use of the English longbow, which Henry used in very large numbers, with English and Welsh archers forming most of his army. The battle is also the centrepiece of the play Henry V, by William Shakespeare. The Key plate shows the British attacking the French troops which are lined up on the slope of the hill below the fortress of Agincourt, which is shown in upper left; the Duke of York charges to left towards D'Albret, Constable of France, the Archbishop of Sens, and others in the foreground; Louis de Bourbon and other French nobles charge to right, assailed by British archers firing from behind a row of stakes; in the right foreground, the Earl of Suffolk's page attends his dead master; in the distance to left is the city of Calais. 8

12 Robert Ker Porter ( ), artist, author, diplomat and traveller. Known today for his accounts of his travels in Spain, Portugal and Russia, he was one of the earliest panorama painters in Britain, was appointed historical painter to Tsar Alexander I of Russia and served as British consul in Venezuela. He was one of the five children of William Porter, who was born in 1735, and was buried at St. Oswald, Durham, in September 1779, after twenty-three years' service as surgeon to the 6th (Inniskilling) Dragoons. They were descended from an old Irish family which claimed among its ancestors Sir William Porter, who fought at Agincourt, and Endymion Porter, the English diplomat and royalist. His mother was Jane, daughter of Robert Blenkinsop of Durham. She died at Esher in 1831, aged 86. Robert was born at Durham in 1777, but spent his boyhood in Edinburgh. While at Edinburgh he attracted the notice of Flora MacDonald, and, in consequence of his admiration for a battle-piece in her possession representing some action in the rising of 1745, he determined to become a painter of battles. In 1790 his mother took him to Benjamin West, who was so struck by the vigour and spirit of some of his sketches that he procured his admission as an academy student at Somerset House. His progress was remarkably rapid. In 1792 he received a silver palette from the Society of Arts for an historical drawing, 'The Witch of Endor.' The artistic precocity of 'Bob Porter' and the skill with which he wielded the 'big brush' were already fully recognised, and in 1800 he obtained congenial work as a scene-painter of 'antres vast and deserts wild' at the Lyceum Theatre; but in 1800 he astonished the public by his 'Storming of Seringapatam,' a sensational panorama, which was 120 feet in length, and is stated on the good authority of Jane Porter to have been painted in six weeks. This huge picture, borne on rollers and carried round three-quarters of a circle, was one of the first of a species which has since become extremely popular, especially in France. After its exhibition at the Lyceum it was rolled up, and was subsequently destroyed by fire; but the original sketches and the engravings of Vendramini preserve some evidence of its merits. His panoramas and historical paintings also included the 'Battle of Lodi' (1803), also exhibited at the Lyceum, the 'Defeat of the French at the Devil's Bridge, Mont St. Gothard, by Suwarrow in 1804,' to both of which explanatory handbooks were issued. Other battlepieces, in which he displayed qualities of vigour that bordered upon the crude and a daring compared by some to that of Salvator Rosa, were 'Agincourt' (executed for the city of London), the 'Battle of Alexandria,' the 'Siege of Acre,' and the 'Death of Sir Ralph Abercrombie,' all of which were painted about the same time. There was a London printing of this item around the same time with a variant title The Great Historical and Panoramic Picture of the Battle of Agincourt, the exhibition was at the Lyceum and the printer was W. Glendinning. That hand-coloured copy was acquired by the British Library in 2010 with the assistance of the National Heritage Memorial Fund, the Friends of the British Museum, the Art Fund, Mrs Charles Wrightsman, the Michael Marks Charitable Trust, and numerous individual donors. 18. BECKETT, Samuel, JOYCE, James. Et al. Our Exagmination Round His Factification for Incamination of Work in Progress by Samuel Beckett, Marcel Brion, Frank Budgen, Stuart Gilbert, Eugene Jolas, Victor Llona, Robert McAlmon, Thomas McGreevy, Elliot Paul, John Rodker, Robert Sage, William Carlos Williams. With letters of protest by G.V.L. Slingsby & Vladimir Dixon. London: Faber and Faber Limited, [1929]. Octavo. First Edition, First Printing, UK Issue. Original blue cloth, titles to spine in silver. An excellent copy

13 Contains, in addition to brief quotations from 'Work in Progress' as it had been appearing in Transition, a passage concerning Swift and blindness; p. 109, which was not later incorporated in Finnegans Wake. This early critique of Joyce's final work was published some 10 years prior to the publication of the finished novel. Part of the incentive to publish was apparently to raise funds for the perennially impecunious Joyce. A myth surrounding this work is that one or both of the two letters of protest were written by Joyce himself. However both authors existed - indeed Beach herself commissioned Slingsby. Dixon's effort - which is marvellous - was an unsolicited one by a Russian émigré who was to die in Paris in 1929, just as the book was published. 19. BECKETT, Samuel. Molloy. Paris: Olympia Press, First edition in English (following the French language edition of 1951), translated by Patrick Bowles in collaboration with the author. pp. 241, [2]. Wrappers with flaps over stiff paper. A little bit of wear at the edges and exterior hinges, but overall near fine and uncommon thus. 265 The first volume of Beckett's trilogy. Federman & Fletcher [BECKETT, Samuel] La Manivelle The Old Tune. By Robert Pinget. Texte anglais de Samuel Beckett. French and English text. Paris: Les Éditions de Minuit, pp. 62. White wrappers printed in blue and black. A fine copy BECKETT, Samuel. Waiting for Godot. London: Faber and Faber, First revised edition, first impression. Originally published in Original yellow cloth, titles to spine in red. With the dust jacket. An excellent copy in fine dust jacket BECKETT, Samuel Zone by Guillaume Apollinaire. With an English translation by Samuel Beckett. Dublin: The Dolmen Press. London: Calder & Boyars, pp. 23. First separate edition, first impression. Original japon backed black boards, title in gilt on spine. With the dust jacket. An excellent copy in the lightly rubbed jacket. 125 This translation originally printed in Transition. 23. BECKETT, Samuel. The Drunken Boat - a translation of Arthur Rimbaud's poem Le Bateau Ivre. Edited with an introduction by James Knowlson and Felix Leakey. Illustrated. Whiteknights Press Reading: First edition. Folio. pp. 33. Brown loose-weave cloth, titled in blue. A fine copy. 575 Dual language text. Nicely printed, on Basingwerk Parchment paper, with text printed in blue and black. Beckett's typescript is reproduced in facsimile, complete with tears and charring. Number 223 of 200 numbered copies (of a total edition of 300, of which the first 100 were signed by Beckett). 24. [BECKETT, Samuel] Foirades / Fizzles. Announcement of a publication of a book with five texts by Samuel Beckett and original etchings by Jasper Johns. London & New York: Petersburg Press, pp. 8, [2]. Stitched paper wrappers as issued. In fine condition

14 25. BECKETT, Samuel. RYK Stirrings Still. På dansk ved Uffe Harder. Illustrated with a fine facial portrait of Beckett. Brøndum: Small quarto. pp. 45. Black paper wrappers with flaps, title in blue on upper cover and spine. Edges untrimmed. A fine copy in protective dust jacket. Very rare BECKETT, Samuel. Comment dire; poème. Illustrations. [Jean-Jacques Sergent, Cléry- Saint-André], First edition thus. Edition limited to 100 copies. A fine copy. Rare. 165 Printed in various colours on a variety of modern papers and entirely bound by hand. Jerme Linden gave permission for the printing, one wonders what Beckett would have thought! 27. [BEDFORD PARK FESTIVAL] Artists and Architecture of Bedford Park ; and, Bedford Park Festival 1967 Programme of Events. Illustrated. London: Bedford Park Festival Committee, pp. 62. Illustrated stapled yellow wrappers. A fine copy. 25 An exhibition held at St Michael's Vicarage during Bedford Park Festival Week June The list of exhibits included many works by the Yeats family. 28. BELFORD, Barbara. Bram Stoker. A Biography of the author of Dracula. Illustrated. London: Wordsworth Editions Ltd., pp Fine in dust jacket BENCE-JONES, Mark. Burke's Guide to Irish Country Houses. Volume I: Ireland. Edited and with preface by Hugh Montgomery-Massingberd. Illustrated. London: Burke's Peerage, First edition. Folio. pp. xxxii, 288. Red paper boards, title in gilt on spine. A very good copy in dust jacket BETHAM, Sir W. Historical and Genealogical Memoir of the Family of Fleming of Slane in the County Palatine of Meath. Compiled from Public Records and other Legal Evidences, with a view to shew the origin and nature of the ancient Palatine title of Baron which existed in that family; also the origin and descent of the several Peerages, by writ or summons, directed to members of that family, which successively went into abeyance among female coparceners; and that the last Peerage so created is now in abeyance between Edward, Lord Baron of Dunsany and George Bryan, Esq. [See illustration]. Bound with: In the House of Lords. Historical and Genealogical Memoir of the Family of Fleming of Slane, in the County Palatine of Meath; Explanatory of and including the Case of George Bryan, Esq. who claims to be Lord Baron of Slane, of that part of the United Kingdom called Ireland. Together with the Claimants Petition to the King, and the Report of the Attorney General thereon. Dublin: Bentham, Folio. pp. 29. Recent quarter buckram on marbled boards. A very good copy. Very rare. 275 COPAC gives 6 locations. 31. BIELER, Ludwig. Ireland. Harbinger of The Middle Ages. Illustrated. With tipped-in coloured plates. London: O.U.P Quarto. First English edition. pp. viii, 148. Cloth, title in gilt. A fine copy in illustrated dust jacket. 95 It has been stated that: "You cannot understand the Middle Ages unless you know something about Ireland". Christianity came to Ireland while the Roman Empire stood. After its fall to the barbarians, Christian faith and culture flourished in Ireland, and radiated from there to Scotland, Northern England, and the Continent. This magnificent volume presents in text and illustrations the Irish culture of that period. 32. [BLAKE FAMILY] Letters from the Irish Highlands. London: John Murray, Albemarle Street, First edition. pp. xviii, [1], 359, [1]. Contemporary half calf over marbled boards. 'L / I / H' in gilt on spine. A very good copy. Rare. 485 One of the best contemporary accounts of social life in the West of Ireland by a member of The Tribes of Galway. Henry Blake and his English wife, Martha Louise bought Renvyle House where they farmed and ran a business. This work describes in a series of forty-nine letters: Emigration to the 11

15 Highlands; Report of the Slate Quarry at Letterguesh; Explanation of Con Acre; Balance of Good and Evil in National Character; Industry of the Female Peasantry; Influence of the Priests; Climate of Cunnemarra; Herring Fishery; General Opposition to the Laws; Unequal Distribution of Justice; Clanship; Modesty of the female peasants; Boffin; etc. A feast of descriptive articles on social life in this most beautiful part of Ireland at the beginning of the nineteenth century. 33. [BOGS IN IRELAND] The Third Report of the Commissioners appointed to enquire into the Nature and Extent of the Several Bogs in Ireland, and, the Practicability of Draining and Cultivating them. With an appendix on the bogs in Ireland. Illustrated with twenty-seven large folding coloured maps and plans. London: Ordered, by the House of Commons, to be printed, 28 April Folio (22 x 35cm). pp. 166, 27 (folding maps). Worn half calf, spine rebacked in brown buckram. Occasional foxing, otherwise a very good copy. 1,275 Due to frequent use, many of the maps have been re-folded rather carelessly, so that they project beyond the book edge. Consequently, many show signs of dust stains and browning, chiefly on the projecting outer margins. The maps' printed areas nevertheless are clean, bright and practically unscathed. Surveyors include David Aher, J. Alex Jones, Thomas Townshend and William Bald. 34. [BOGS IN IRELAND] The Fourth Report of the Commissioners appointed to enquire into the Nature and Extent of the Several Bogs in Ireland, and, the Practicability of Draining and Cultivating them. With an appendix on the bogs in Ireland. Illustrated with eighteen large folding coloured maps, sections and plans. London: Ordered, by the House of Commons, to be printed, 22 March Folio (22 x 35cm). pp. 217, 18 (folding maps). Recent quarter calf on cloth boards, with original gilt letterpiece. Armorial bookplate of Algernon George, Duke of Northumberland. Titlepage with engraved label of D. W. Smith, Esquire, and with incorrect comment in ink: "This Report is dated, April 1814". Occasional light foxing. Repair to fold of one map. A nice copy. 1,275 The maps are in good condition, with occasional light dusting to margins. Two press cuttings tipped in. The first is on page 215 from the Tyne Mercury dated March 23, 1824, reporting the proposed establishment of an association to develop the Irish bogs, and the great interest in purchasing shares in the enterprise. The other cutting is pasted on the lower free endpaper, newspaper and date unknown, but in an extract from a letter dated July 4, 1821, reporting the destruction wrought by a Moving Bog in the Clara area. Surveyors included Richard Lovell Edgeworth, Richard Griffith and Alexander Nimmo. 35. [BOND] A Printed Bond with Manuscript entries relating to Matthew Nesbitt of Derryglass in the County of Leytrim, Esqr. who was bound unto John Rowlett of the City of Dublin, Gent, in the sum of Eight hundred pounds Sterling, dated the Seventh Day of February, The condition of the same Bond was that Matthew Nesbitt was jointly separately bound unto John French of Frenchpark in the County of Roscommon, Esqr. in the sum of Four hundred pounds. Signed by Chris Glascock, Anthony Barns and Matt Nesbitt. Folio. Two pages, folded and torn at centre-folds [BOOK OF FENAGH] The Book of Fenagh in Irish and English, originally compiled by St. Caillin, Archbishop, Abbot and Founder of Fenagh, alias Dunbally of Moy-Rein, tempore St. Patricii; with the contractions resolved, and... the original text restored. Carefully revised, indexed and copiously annotated by W.M. Hennessy and done into English by D.H. Kelly. With two coloured plates. Also a supplementary volume edited by R.A.S. Macalister. Two volumes. Dublin: Stationery Office, Quarto. Second edition. pp. (1) [iv], x, 439 (2) 115. Red buckram, titled in gilt. Some fading to covers, otherwise a very good set. 475 MAURA SCANNELL CO-AUTHOR'S COPY 37. BOOTH, Evelyn Mary. The Flora of County Carlow. With the assistance of Mary J.P. Scannell. Dublin: Printed by Folens for the R.D.S pp. viii, 172. Owner's signature on titlepage; newspaper clippings on pastedowns. A very good copy in illustrated dust jacket. Scarce

16 See item BOWEN, Desmond. The Protestant Crusade in Ireland Dublin: Gill and Macmillan, First edition. pp. xv, 412. Green paper boards, title in gilt. A very good copy in dust jacket. Very scarce. 165 A study of Protestant/Catholic relations between the Act of Union and Disestablishment. It traces the growth of the Evangelical spirit among Irish Protestant Bishops and the religious controversy that followed. 39. BRABAZON, Wallop. The Deep Sea and Coast Fisheries of Ireland, with Suggestions for the Working of a Fishing Company. Illustrated with twenty-one plates (many folding) by William Cooper, Esq. Dedicated by permission to the Commissioners of Public Works in Ireland. Dublin: James McGlashan, 21, D'Olier Street, pp Patterned brown cloth, title in gilt on upper cover. Minor wear to extremities, some minor staining, otherwise a very good copy. Scarce. 475 Wallop Brabazon, a County Louth landowner, signs his dedication at Rath House, Drogheda, September, The author in his introduction states that he wrote this short account of the Irish Fisheries "for the information of persons who wished to take Shares in any of the Fishing Companies projected, which cannot fail to be a most remunerating speculation if worked under proper management". He goes on to praise the ingenious West Coast Fishermen than whom "no men can understand the fishing hook better and they supply themselves with excellent baits unknown to strangers. All they want is regular employment, which a Company would give them, by purchasing their fish at a medium price at their stores for Curing". 40. BRADY, W. Maziere. Clerical and Parochial Records of Cork, Cloyne, and Ross, taken from Diocesan and Parish Registries, Mss. in the Principal Libraries and Public Offices of Oxford, Dublin, and London, and from Private or Family Papers. List of subscribers. Three volumes. Dublin: Thom, 1863/64. pp. (1) lxxii, 359,(2) iv, 565, (3) x, 370. Recent buckram, titled in gilt on spines. A very good set. Scarce BURKE, Edmund. A Philosophical Enquiry into the Origin of our Ideas on the Sublime and Beautiful. With an introductory discourse concerning taste, and several other additions. Engraved 13

17 frontispiece and titlepage. London: Printed for Thomas Tegg, pp. viii, mo. Tegg's Miniature Edition. [2], 219. Contemporary full tree calf, gilt banded spine, title in gilt on black morocco letterpiece. Some minor surface abrasions. A Yuletide present from a husband to his wife in An attractive copy. 235 Todd 5x. Edmund Burke ( ), statesman, political essayist and brilliant orator was born in Dublin, the son of a Protestant father, and Catholic mother, Mary Nagle, direct descendant of Sir Richard Nagle, Attorney General for Ireland, tempore James II. Edmund's paternal ancestors originated in Co. Galway, thence to Limerick, where being dispossessed after the Rebellion of 1641, they eventually settled near Castletownroche, Co. Cork. Edmund was educated at Abraham Shackleton's Quaker School at Ballitore in Co. Kildare who said of Burke: "Edmund was a lad of the most promising genius, of an inquisitive and speculative turn of mind, who read much. His memory was extensive, his judgement early ripe. He was affable, free and accumulative, as ready to teach as to learn". Most scholars point to this work as the landmark treatise on the sublime. Burke defines the sublime as "whatever is fitted in any sort to excite the ideas of pain and danger... Whatever is in any sort terrible, or is conversant about terrible objects, or operates in a manner analogous to terror". He believed that the sublime was something that could provoke terror in the audience, for terror and pain were the strongest of emotions. However, he also believed there was an inherent "pleasure" in this emotion. Anything that is great, infinite or obscure could be an object of terror and the sublime, for there was an element of the unknown about them. Burke spends a great deal of time referencing the elements of terror and the sublime in John Milton's Paradise Lost, in which the figures of Death and Satan are considered sublime. The first known analysis of what we know as the literary sublime is often attributed to the Greek writer Longinus in his work Peri Hyposous (trans. On the Sublime). Longinus defines the literary sublime as "excellence in language", the "expression of a great spirit" and the power to provoke "ecstasy" in one's readers. He holds that the sublime may be found in every work, since the goal of a writer should always be to produce a form of ecstasy. 42. BUTLER, William F.T. Gleanings from Irish History. With nine maps and a pedigree. London: Longmans, pp. xv, 335. Blue cloth, title in gilt on spine. A very good copy. 135 In this work the author describes from original contemporary sources the leading features of the organisation of the Gaelic portions of Ireland at the time when the old Gaelic order was passing away, and was being replaced by English institutions. The chapters include: The Lordship of MacCarthy Mór; The Lordship of MacCarthy Reagh; The Policy of Surrender and Regrant; The Cromwellian Confiscation in Muskerry, etc. 43. CADIÈRE, Marie-Catherine. The case of Mademoiselle Cadiere against Father John- Baptist Girard, Jesuite: Wherein A. That religious is accused of having deluded the other by an abominable quietism, into the most animal excesses of lewdness; and under the veil of the highest mystial devotion, drawn six other votaries, who (like her) had put themselves under his direction into the like excesses. B. The fair plaintiff, in this case, charges the domine only with enchantment, rape, spiritual incest, abortion, and subornation of witnesses. Faithfully translated from the French original. Dublin: Re-printed. And, Sold by George Faulkner, in Essex-street, pp. [4], 5-38, 2 (List of Books, Plays, and Pamphlets, Printed and Sold by George Faulkner). Recent quarter morocco on marbled boards. A very good copy. Extremely rare. 675 COPAC locates the York copy only. Catherine Cadière, or Marie-Catherine Cadière, (born in 1709 in Toulon, year of death unknown), was 14

18 an alleged French witch. The trial of Catherine Cadiére in 1731 is one of the most famous of its kind in French history, and has been referred to many times in literature, notably in the pornographic novel Thérèse Philosophe. She was born to a merchant, whose health was ruined by the plague in 1720, and lived under the guardianship of her mother and brothers. She was interested in mysticism and religion, and became deeply influenced by the Jesuit Jean-Baptiste Girard, whom she met in She was encouraged to the belief that she suffered from holy convulsions and saintly stigmatics and spiritual visions by Girard, who presented it to be the symptoms of a saint. He visited her often, and possibly abused her sexually. Her emotional state during these experiences was described as hysterical. In June 1730, Girard was investigated for abuse and corruption, and she was placed in a convent. She was released in September The case was transferred to the court of Aix-en-Provence. Catherine was first placed in a convent in Toulon and was then taken to a convent in Aix for the trial. She was defended by Chaudon. The case drew an enormous attention from the whole of France, and Catherine was supported by parliamentarians, noblewomen, and the public in Toulon and Aix. The case was seen as a case against the order of the Jesuits, and Catherine was seen as a symbol of the corruption of the Jesuits. On 11 September 1731, Catherine Cadiére was sentenced to death. On 10 October 1731, she was declared innocent. Her acquittal and release was greeted with great rejoice from the public. She was turned over to her mother, who was to remove her to prevent chaos, so that civil order could be restored. However, the fate of Catherine Cadiére after this is unknown, and considered to be mysterious. 44. [CARLOW FISHERIES] A Printed Notice (28.7 x 23cm) issued by the Carlow Fisheries stating that "All persons found offending against the Fishery Laws will be prosecuted, and the Penalties Enforced. Penalty for taking trout or salmon, Ten Pounds, and forfeiture of nets". Printed at the Carlow 'Sentinel' and County Printing Office. In very good condition [CARLOW FISHERY] A Printed Letter (two page quarto) dated December 26th, 1844, Hollymount, Carlow, and signed by J. Fishbourne. The printed letter is a copy of the minutes of a meeting held in Carlow, on 5th December with W. Cope Cooper in the Chair. It was resolved that a Society be formed for the protection of the Fisheries in the County Carlow, and the adjacent parts of other counties, and that it be called the Carlow Fishery Protection Society. The noblemen and gentlemen, in any way connected with the district, were requested to attend a meeting to be held in the Assembly-Rooms, Carlow on the 13th February at 10 o'clock precisely. It was requested at the meeting that Lorenzo Alexander, Esqr., was to act as Treasurer and Joseph Fishbourne, of Hollymount, Esqr., as Secretary. Addressed to Cliff Vigors, Esqr. Burgage, Leighlin Bridge. With penny red stamp and dated Carlow December 29, In very good condition. Together with: A follow up printed notice (two page quarto) of the meeting held on Monday 13th February in which a large gathering of the Gentry of County Carlow attended, together with all those interested in the protection of the River Barrow and its tributaries. On the motion of John J Lecky, Esqr., seconded by William Cope Cooper, of Cooper-hill, Esqr., the chair was taken by Colonel Bruen, M.P. It was stated at the meeting that during the close season, upwards of 2,000 spanning salmon were killed annually, chiefly by spearing with lights at night on the spanning beds. A list of the rivers is given with totals of salmon killed

19 46. CARPENTER, Andrew. Natural Journey. Dublin: Printed at the Dolmen Press for The Cadenus Press, pp. [23]. Stitched wrappers, title in red and black on upper cover. Edition limited to 200 numbered copies, signed by Andrew Carpenter. A fine copy. Scarce. 375 This poem is concerned with J.M. Synge's imaginative response to events and people in his life and it incorporates some of the language of his writings. The 'setting' of the poem is the Elpis Nursing Home, Lower Mount Street, Dublin, where he died at 5.30 on the morning of Wednesday 24 March 1909, and the main persons referred to are the four women who were most important in his life: his mother, his childhood friend Florence Ross, his first love Cherrie Matheson and his financée Molly Allgood. The astrologer in the poem is Miss Annie Horniman, patron of the Abbey Theatre. 47. CARRIGAN, Rev. William. The History and Antiquities of the Diocese of Ossory. With a Preface by The Most Rev. Dr. Brownrigg, Lord Bishop of Ossory. With large coloured folding map of the Diocese and numerous other illustrations. Four volumes. Dublin: Sealy, Bryers & Walker, First edition. Quarto. Title printed in red and black. Olive green cloth. Covers framed by a blind and gilt roll enclosing in the centre the insignia of the Diocese, title in gilt on spine. One volume with a neat ex-library stamp. A fine set. Rare in this condition. 1,250 Undoubtedly the finest Irish diocesan history ever written, giving a meticulous description of the ancient kingdom of Ossory and its kings and chieftains and a history of the diocese of Ossory from the time of St. Kieran and St. Canice up to CAVOUR, Count. Thoughts on Ireland: Its Present and its Future. Translated by W.B. Hodgson, LL.D. London and Manchester: Trubner & Ireland, xi, 110. Recent green buckram with original gilt title on upper cover. A very good copy. Very scarce CHAMPNEYS, Arthur C. Irish Ecclesiastical Architecture. With some notice of similar or related work in England, Scotland and elsewhere. Profusely illustrated. London: Bell, & Dublin: Hodges Figgis, First edition. Folio. pp. xxxiii, 258, 112 (plates). Green ribbed cloth, title blind-stamped on upper cover and in gilt on spine. Owner's signature on front free endpaper. Top edge gilt. A fine copy in exceedingly rare repaired dust jacket [CHURCH OF IRELAND] A Printed Document (two page folio) commissioned by the Church of Ireland for those who renounce their Catholic faith and were seeking to join Church of Ireland, as by Law Established: "I am Convinced by the Blessing of God, and the Conversation I have late had with Protestants, of several Errors in the Doctrine and Abuses in the Practice and Worship of the Church of Rome, wherein I was Educated and have Lived hitherto; and having Examined the Doctrine and Worship of the Church of Ireland... as contained in the Catechism and Publick Offices of the said Church: I Acknowledge myself fully satisfied with the same, and therefore have resolved to leave and forsake the Communion of the said Church of Rome in those Errors and Abuses, and to joyn myself to the said Church of Ireland". Dublin: Printed by George Grierson, Printer to the King's Most Excellent Majesty, at the King's-Arms and Two Bibles in Essex-Street, In very good condition CLARE, John, Earl of. The Speech of the Right Honourable John, Earl of Clare, Lord High Chancellor of Ireland, in the House of Lords of Ireland, Monday, February 19, 1798, on a motion 16

20 made by the Earl of Moira, "That an humble Address be presented to His Excellency the Lord Lieutenant to state, that as Parliament had confided to His Excellency extraordinary powers in order to support the Laws and defeat traitorous Combinations in the Country, we feel it our duty - as those powers have not produced the desired effect - to recommend the adoption of such conciliatory measures as may allay apprehensions and discontent". Dublin: Printed, London, Reprinted, for J. Wright, pp. [iv], 46. Recent quarter morocco on marbled boards. Very good. Very scarce. 250 Not in Gilbert Bradshaw 5584 Black 2000 lists the 3rd edition. John Fitzgibbon ( ), Earl of Clare was born in Donnybrook, the son of a lawyer, originally a Catholic, who had risen from obscurity to eminence, and amassed a large fortune. Educated at T.C.D. and Christ Church, Oxford, John gained a high academic distinction. Called to the Irish bar in 1772, he soon had a very large and lucrative practice. He joined the Munster circuit, where his father's reputation as a careful and painstaking lawyer, and his owning large estates near Limerick, gave him status. He was M.P. for the University of Dublin and later sat for Kilmallock. Attorney General in 1783 and five years later Lord Chancellor of Ireland. This pamphlet was in response to the Earl of Moira's motion for an Address to the Lord Lieutenant Recommending Conciliatory Measures on behalf of The People of Ireland. Fitzgibbon resisted all attempts at reforms in politics, especially those for Catholic relief, and he took a leading role in securing the passage of the Act of Union. When Lord Fitzwilliam, a popular Viceroy, was recalled in 1795, mainly because of Fitzgibbon's influence, a Dublin mob attacked his house. He died in 1802 from effects of a fall from his horse. His funeral was followed by a jeering mob who pelted his remains with dead cats. His grandson, Viscount Fitzgibbon, the last of his line, fell in the charge of the Light Brigade at Balaclava in "SALUS POPULI, LEX SUPREMA" 52. [CLIO] Land Lessons, Irish Parliaments, and Constitutional Criticisms. Dublin: James Duffy & Sons, 15 Wellington Quay, n.d. (c.1882) pp. vi, 129. Recent brown cloth titled in gilt. Rusty staples removed. Paper repair to titlepage. A very good copy. Very rare. 375 COPAC locates 6 copies only. The chapters include: Preliminary Principles; Early Light; Governmental Growths; Common Land; Feudalism; Capitalistic Landholders; Tithe and Tenant; Eviction and Error; Irish Parliaments from 1170 to 1493; The 'Defender of the Faith' with many Wives, and the Virgin Queen Period; James I; Charles I and Wentworth Strafford - from 1626 to 1642; The General Assembly ; Cromwell, alias, "To Hell or Connaught" - from 1650 to 1689; James II and William III; Reign of the Volunteers to 1783; How the Irish Parliament was Destroyed; How the Union was Carried - Constitutional Remedies to Manufacture Rebellion and Legal Poison to Corrupt Parliament ; United Irishmen; The Crime of the Union, etc. 53. [COCKBURN, Sir George] Military Observations Respecting Ireland, its Attack and Defence: and to shew that at all events, Property should be Armed to Resist Plunder and Anarchy. Interspersed with some Political Remarks. Dublin: [s.n.], pp. [2], 88, [1]. Original worn blue wrapper to upper cover. Some corners dog-eared. Exceedingly rare. 375 COPAC locates 2 copies only (both with 101 pages). 54. COGAN, Rev. Anthony. The Diocese of Meath. From the earliest times to the beginning of the nineteenth century: with a supplementary volume entitled: Faith, Famine and Fatherland in Nineteenth-century Midlands, Perceptions of a Priest and Historian, Anthony Cogan by Alfred P. Smyth. Four volumes. Dublin: Four Courts Press, Green paper boards, titled in gilt. Spines with an elaborate intricate Celtic design in gilt. Fine in slipcase COLLES, Abraham. M.D. Practical Observations on The Venereal Disease, and the Use of Mercury. Philadelphia: Published by A. Waldie, 46 Carpenter Street, pp. [2 (adverts)], viii, 211, [2 (adverts)]. Later quarter linen on paper boards with original wrapper bound in. Some staining. A good copy. Exceedingly rare. 435 COPAC locates 2 copies only. Abraham Colles ( ) was professor of Anatomy, Surgery and Physiology at the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland. Descended from a Worcestershire family, some of whom had sat in Parliament, he was born to William Colles and Mary Anne Bates of Woodbrook, Co. Wexford. The family lived near Millmount, a townland near Kilkenny, Ireland, where his father owned and managed his 17

21 inheritance which was the extensive Black Quarry that produced the famous Black Kilkenny Marble. The father died when Colles was six years old, his mother then took over the management of the quarry and managed to give her children a good education. While at Kilkenny College, there was a flood in which a local physician's house was destroyed. Abraham found an anatomy book belonging to the doctor in a field and returned it to him. Sensing the young man's interest in medicine, the physician let Abraham keep the book. He went on to enrol in Trinity College, University of Dublin in 1790 and received the Licentiate Diploma of the Royal College of Surgeons in Abraham went on to study medicine at Edinburgh, receiving his M.D. degree in Afterwards, he lived in London for a short period, working with the famous surgeon Sir Astley Cooper in his dissections of the inguinal region. Following his return to Dublin, in 1799, he was elected to the staff at Dr Steevens' Hospital where he served for the next forty-two years. He was a well regarded surgeon and was elected as president of the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland in 1802 at the age of only twenty-eight years. In 1804, he was appointed Professor of anatomy, physiology and surgery at the college. 56. COLUM, Padraic. The Road Round Ireland. Illustrated. New York: Macmillan, First edition. pp. xiii, 492. Green cloth titled in gilt on upper cover and spine. A fine copy COMERFORD, Rev. M. Collections relating to the Dioceses of Kildare and Leighlin. Illustrated. Three volumes. Dublin: Duffy, (1883/86). pp. (1) viii, 340, (2) vi, 356, (3) iv, 419. Bound in contemporary full blind-stamped cloth with titles in gilt on spines at 'The Freeman's Journal' with their engraved rectangular ticket on the front lower pastedown of each volume: Bound at the/ Freeman's Journal/ Limited/ Bookbinding Works. Spine of volume one slightly sun-tanned, otherwise a fine set COOGAN, Tim Pat. The Man who Made Ireland. The Life and Death of Michael Collins. Colorado: Roberts Rinehart Publishers, pp. xiv, 480. Green cloth titled in red. A very good copy in dust jacket COOKE, Thomas Lalor. The Early History of the Town of Birr, or Parsonstown with the particulars of remarkable events there in more recent times. Also the towns of Nenagh, Roscrea, Banagher, Tullamore, Philipstown, Frankford, Shinrone, Kinnetty, and Ballyboy, and the ancient septs, princes, and celebrated places of the surrounding country. With photographic frontispiece of the author. Dublin: Robertson, pp. xxiv, 415. Green blind-stamped cloth, title in gilt on spine. Early owner's signature on front free endpaper. Bookplate of Percy J. Paley of Castle Hacket on front pastedown. A very good copy. Very rare. 485 With a four page list of subscribers that included the Duke of Abercorn; Cardinal Cullen; Cardinal Manning; the Duke of Devonshire; the Duke of Leinster; Sir Arthur Guinness; Sir Bernard Burke; Very Rev. Charles Vignoles; Capt. J. Eyre; Rev. S. Hayman; William O'Connor Morris; Jonathan Pim; Laurence Waldron, etc. 60. COOTE, Sir Charles of Donnybrooke. Statistical Survey of the County of Cavan, with Observations on the Means of Improvement; Drawn up in the year 1801, for the Consideration, and under the direction of The Dublin Society. With map of the county. Dublin: Printed by Graisberry and Campbell, pp. 13, [viii], 276, 7 (index). Modern half morocco on marbled boards. A very good copy. One of the rarer surveys. 1,250 The Royal Dublin Society was founded in 1731 for "improving Husbandry, Manufactures, and other useful Arts and Sciences". One of its greatest achievements was the publication of the statistical surveys for each of the counties of Ireland. The work thoroughly surveys the topography of the county, its geology, mines, quarries; its rivers, navigations, fish and fisheries; bogs and their reclamation; its agriculture... markets, farming methods... tenure and rents, population, towns and their developments... use of spirits; the schools, manufacturing industry, roads and bridges, etc. 61. [CORK'S FIGHTING STORY] Rebel Cork's Fighting Story from 1916 to the Truce with Britain. Illustrated. Tralee: Anvil Books, n.d. First edition. pp Illustrated wrappers. Fading to upper cover, otherwise a good copy [COURTOWN BALLAD] Grateful Thanks to the Fishermen of Courtown Harbour, By one whom you rescued from the saline deep, in August Being engaged at business, and from home, prevented me from waiting on you sooner. 'A Memento'. Ninety three line ballad in two columns, the first column signed and dated 'B.G., October, 1864', and the other 'C.W.'. A 18

22 broadside (23.5 x 37.5cm), printed on one side only within a decorative border COX, Watty. Watty Cox and his Publications. The Bibliographical Society of Ireland, Vol. V. No. 2. With illustration. Dublin: At the Sign of the Three Candles, pp Printed wrappers in binder's folder COXHEAD, Elizabeth. Daughters of Erin. Five Women of the Irish Renaissance. Illustrated. London: Secker & Warburg, pp Green paper boards, title in gilt on spine. A very good copy in frayed dust jacket. 65 The five colourful and dynamic women included in this work are: the stunning beauty Maud Gonne; the only uniformed woman officer in the Easter Rising, Constance Markievicz; portrait painter Sarah Purser, and the two most dazzling of the Abbey Theatre actresses, Sara Allgood and her sister Máire O'Neill (Synge's last love and inspiration). SCHOOL PRIZE BINDING 65. CREASY, Sir Edward. The Fifteen Decisive Battles of the World: from Marathon to Waterloo. Illustrated. London: Richard Bentley, pp. xix, 407. Pupil's name inscribed on front free endpaper. Bound in contemporary full calf. Covers framed by double gilt fillets enclosing in the centre the college badge in gilt. Spine divided into six compartments by five gilt raised bands, title in gilt on black morocco letterpiece in the second, the remainder tooled in gilt to a centre-and-corner design. Fore-edges gilt. Comb marbled endpapers. All edges marbled. Light fading to cover, otherwise a fine copy CROFTON, Helen A. Records of the Slacke Family in Ireland. Illustrated with the arms of Sir Owen Randal Slacke. [Dublin?] n.d. (c.1903). Quarto. pp. 60, + errata. Dark green cloth, title in gilt on upper cover. Privately printed. Presentation inscription on titlepage: "Florence Isabel Clarendon / With Mother's love / July ''. Light fading to cloth. A very good copy. Exceedingly rare. 385 COPAC locates 3 copies only. 19

23 Florence Isabel Clarendon was the daughter of Frederick Clarendon ( ) by his wife Margaret Jane Slacke ( ), daughter of the Rev. William Randal Slacke, curate of Magheralin, Co. Down. Frederick was the third son of Thomas Clarendon, linen draper and estate owner of Westmoreland Street. He was admitted to Trinity College at the age of fourteen and graduated BA in He was taken on by the Board of Public Works in October 1839 as an assistant for the erection of the Kenmare suspension bridge, and in 1841 he was engaged by the Board as an architectural assistant. However his earliest major works focused on Dublin's prison system. Arbour Hill Prison was redesigned in 1845 by Sir Joshua Jebb with Clarendon acting as executive architect, and Clarendon was also co-designer of the "Criminal Lunatic Asylum" in Dundrum two years later. He oversaw the renovation and extension of the Royal Irish Academy's premises on Dawson Street between 1852 and 1854, as their existing Grafton Street location had become overcrowded. Clarendon is best remembered for his work in Ireland's Natural History Museum on Merrion Street adjacent to Leinster House, known as the "Dead Zoo". The Royal Dublin Society had been obliged to use a public architect in order to obtain treasury funding, and the building was taken over by the State in Today the Museum forms part of the National Museum of Ireland. Clarendon provided his services free of charge to design the Mariners Hall, Howth in This then served as a Presbyterian Meeting House for over thirty years, services being conducted through the medium of Scottish Gaelic, the language of the immigrant seasonal fishermen of the village. See items 64 & CURRY, Dr. Charles E. Ed. by. Sir Roger Casement's Diaries. "His Mission to Germany and the Findlay Affair". Edited with Foreword and Preface by Dr. Charles E. Curry. Illustrated. Munich: Arche Publishing Co., pp Recent quarter linen over paper boards. A very good copy. 85 IN CELTIC REVIVAL BINDING 68. CUSACK, M.F. [The Nun of Kenmare] The Liberator: his Life and Times, Political and Social. Two volumes. Illustrated. Kenmare: n.d.(c.1870). pp. (1) xlviii, 354, 23, (2) viii, , 16 (list of subscribers and Kenmare Publishing Catalogue). Bound by Galwey of Dublin in green cloth decorated in black over bevelled boards, with their ticket (diamond shaped printed yellow 20

24 label: Galwey & Co./ Bookbinders / 22 / Eustace St./ Dublin) on upper pastedowns. Covers with an intricate interlaced Celtic design border with the arms of the four provinces in the corners, enclosing in the centre a gilt device: Hibernia with harp, a round tower, abbey, and symbols of commerce. Smooth spine, with Hibernia seated, hand on harp, and a round tower in the background, title in gilt. Spines professionally rebacked. Very scarce. A very good set. 275 Daniel O'Connell ( ), The Liberator, was born at Carhan near Cahersiveen, County Kerry to the O'Connells of Derrynane, a once-wealthy Roman Catholic family, which had been dispossessed of its lands. Among his uncles was Daniel Charles, Count O'Connell, an officer in the Irish Brigades in France. Under the patronage of his wealthy bachelor uncle Maurice "Hunting Cap" O'Connell, he studied at Douai in France. He became a barrister first at Lincoln's Inn, later transferring to Dublin's King's Inns. O'Connell devoted his life to the cause of Catholic Emancipation. SIGNED PRESENTATION COPY FROM THE AUTHOR 69. D'ALTON, John. The History of Ireland. From the earliest period to the year 1245, when The Annals of Boyle, which are adopted and embodied as the running text authority, terminate: with a brief essay on the native annalist, and other sources for illustrating Ireland, and full statistical and historical notices of the Barony of Boyle. Two volumes. With engraved half-title, plates and list of subscribers. Dublin: Published by the Author, pp. (1) xliv, 283, (2) iv, 418, 1 (list of works by the author). Recent quarter morocco on marbled boards. Signed presentation copy from the author, dated at Summer Hill, 26th April, Owner's bookplate on front pastedown. Minor foxing to half-title. Top edge gilt. A very good set. Very scarce. 675 Signed presentation copy from the author of the first and only printing of a limited edition for subscribers only. SUPERB COPY 70. D'ALTON, Right Rev. Monsignor. History of the Archdiocese of Tuam. With folding map of the diocese, and illustrations. Two volumes. Dublin: Phoenix, pp. (1) xv, 388, (2) xi, 379. Green cloth, title in blind on upper cover and in gilt on spines. Top edge gilt. A fine set. Very scarce. 550 The contents includes chapters on: Pre-Christian Times; The Introduction of Christianity; Early Christian Times; During the Danish Wars; The First Archbishops; Tuam in the Thirteenth Century; Irish and Anglo-Irish; The Fifteenth Century; The Reformation Period; Troubled Times; The Suppressed Religious Houses; Under the Stuarts; O'Queely and De Burgo; The Penal Times; The Dawn of Toleration; The Union Period; The Nineteenth Century; John McHale; The Famine and After; Proselytism and Evictions; The Closing Years; The New Regime; The Twentieth Century; The Chapter of Tuam; The Deanery of Ballinrobe; The Deanery of Castlebar; The Deanery of Claremorris; The Deanery of Clifden; The Deanery of Tuam; The Deanery of Westport; Writers of the Archdiocese. 21

25 71. DAY, Francis. British and Irish Salmonidae. Illustrated with nine colour and three mono plates, and with numerous other illustrations. London: Williams, pp. viii, 300, 12 (plates). Blue cloth, titled in gilt. With the bookplate of W.P.D. on front pastedown. Fine. Scarce DE BLÁCAM, Aodh. Gaelic Literature Surveyed. Second and revised edition. Frontispiece. Dublin and Cork: The Talbot Press Limited, n.d. pp. xvi, 390. Green cloth titled in gilt. Foyles Booksellers' label on front pastedown. A fine copy in very good dust jacket. 65 The author seeks: "to describe Gaelic literature, its interest and its charm, as they appear to the Irishman of today, and to supply a sort of chart of the literature surveyed, so that the reader will be able to distinguish the different schools and movements of Irish letters". The contents include: The Gaelic Language and its Genius; Old and Middle Irish Literature; The Fenian Cycle; Bardic Schools and Prosody; Bardic Poetry: Thirteenth to Fifteenth Century; Bardic Poetry: Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries; Other Syllabic Poetry; Early Modern Prose; The Stress Metres; The Seventeenth Century Prose Writers; The Seventeenth Century Verse; Writers of the Penal Age; Scots Gaelic and Manx Literature; A Century of Revival. 73. [DEBTORS] Observations on the Inconveniences that might have happened to the Publick, if a Bill lately depending, had pass'd into a Law, intituled, An Act for the Relief of Debtors, with respect to the Imprisonment of their Persons. Dublin: pp. 15. Recent quarter morocco on marbled boards. A very good copy. Extremely rare. See illustration. 575 COPAC locates the Cambridge copy only. 74. DERMOT, James. The Gore-Booths of Lissadell. With illustrations and genealogy chart. Dublin: The Woodfield Press, pp. (11), 367. Illustrated wrappers. A fine copy. 30 The Gore-Booths of Lissadell charts the lives and works of nine members of the family over a period of almost 200 years. Lissadell is one of Ireland's most famous country houses and in it lived one of its most fascinating families. 75. [DICKINSON, L.] The Abbey Row. Not edited by W.B. Yeats. Illustrated. Dublin: Maunsel & Co., [1907]. Quarto. p. 12. Illustrated wrappers. A fine copy. Exceedingly rare. 375 COPAC gives 2 locations only. An account of the riots which followed the production of Synge's Playboy. The format of the pamphlet is a parody of The Arrow, the journal of the Abbey Theatre, which was edited by Yeats. The illustrations are by Sir William and Richard Orpen and the cover of The Arrow which was the well known device of a young girl leading a wolfhound is here transposed into Mrs. Grundy restraining Synge. It is probable that J.M. Hone and Frank Sparrow also had a hand in this piece. 22

26 SIGNED PRESENTATION COPY FROM THE AUTHOR TO SEAMUS McCALL 76. DONAGHY, John Lyle. Primordia Caeca Poems. Dublin: Eason & Son, First edition. pp. [iv], 33, [1]. A red square design by V. Roberts on titlepage, limitation printed in red at end. Quarter linen on green paper boards, titled in black on upper cover. Label of Eason & Son Binders on lower pastedown. Edition limited to 250 copies. Signed presentation copy from the author to Seamus McCall dated March Some minor spotting, covers lightly sun-tanned. A fine copy. Rare. 275 John Lyle Donaghy ( ) poet, was born in Larne, the eldest son of a Presbyterian minister. He was educated at Larne Grammar School and Trinity College, Dublin, after which he became a teacher, in London in 1930, living there with his wife Lillian. Afterwards they moved to Dublin where they lived in a cottage owned by Joseph Campbell. Donaghy was active in theatrical activities, and founded the Phoenix Theatre in Dun Laoghaire in He published five collections of poetry, all privately printed in small editions. His work was praised in Samuel Beckett's 1934 essay Recent Irish Poetry. 77. DOWD, Rev. James. Limerick and Its Sieges. Illustrated. Limerick: M'Kern, pp. xii, 195. Green gilt decorated cloth over bevelled boards. From the library of St. Mary's College, Galway, with their neat stamp. A fine copy. Scarce

27 With chapters on: Limerick under the Danes; Under the O'Briens; Limerick ; Siege by Ireton; Siege by William III ; Siege by Ginkle ; Old Limerick; The Growth of Modern Limerick and The Neighbourhood of Limerick. 78. DOWD, Rev. James. Round About the County of Limerick: Illustrated. Limerick: McKern, pp. xiv, 339. Red buckram, titled in gilt on upper cover and spine. Some minor staining, otherwise a very good copy. Scarce DOWLING, Patrick John. The Hedge Schools of Ireland. With an introduction by the Rev. T. Corcoran. Dublin: Phoenix Publishing, n.d. (c.1935). Octavo. pp. xvii, 182. Blue cloth, titled in gilt. With bookplate of the Kilmurray Kilworth Library with stamp. Top edge blue. A very good copy. Very scarce. 165 Hedge Schools became widespread during the eighteenth century in order to provide education for Catholics who were prevented by the Penal Laws from attending schools at home or abroad. W.E.H. Lecky, the historian, wrote: "The legislation on the subject of Catholic education may be briefly described, for it amounted to universal, unqualified, and unlimited proscription". The origin of hedge schools can be traced back as far as the seventeenth century and the curriculum included Latin, Greek, Arithmetic, Irish, English, History and Geography. THE TRUE FIRST EDITION SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR 80. DOYLE, Roddy. The Commitments. Dublin: King Farouk, First edition. pp. [iv], 144. Signed by Roddy Doyle on the titlepage, previous owner's signature on page three. Illustrated coloured wrappers. A very good copy. Very scarce. 850 The true first edition published by the author who couldn't find a publisher. The Heinemann edition appeared a year later. This is the story of The Commitments, a band with a mission in bringing Soul to Dublin. 81. [DUBLIN OPINION] Fifteen Years of Dublin Opinion. Edited by Thomas J Collins and Charles E Kelly. Profusely illustrated. Dublin: Published by Dublin Opinion, Quarto. pp Beige cloth, cover framed by a red border and titled in red. A very good copy. 75 Dublin Opinion was an Irish satirical magazine, published monthly from It was founded by cartoonists Arthur Booth and Charles E. Kelly and writer Thomas J. Collins. It was a showcase for Irish cartooning with artistic contributions by Arthur Booth, W. H. Conn, Rowel Friers, Grace Gifford and many others. This volume covers the period from inception in March 1922 to October, It ceased publishing in [DUBLIN TRADE GUILD] Membership Card of the Dublin Bricklaying Trade. With an engraving of the trade guild and motto 'Labore Virtute Gloria' and the legend "We Lovers of the Bricklaying Trade - The Ancient City Card". Addressed to Patrick Connor with wax seals, dated Exceedingly rare

28 The Guild of Bricklayers and Plasters was established in 1670 by a Royal Charter granted by King Charles II. For almost two centuries the craft guilds dominated Dublin both commercially and politically. Their Members, known as 'free citizens of Dublin' possessed the freedom of the city, which gave them trading privileges and votes in all elections. They belonged to the Guild of St. Bartholomew, which was twentieth in order of precedence in the Dublin City Assembly. The Guilds jurisdiction was limited to the City of Dublin and within three miles thereof. After the Treaty of Limerick in 1691, membership was confined to Dublin persons of the Protestant Episcopalian faith. 83. [DUBLIN WICKLOW MAP] Ordnance Survey of Ireland. Dublin to Wicklow. Engraved at the Ordnance Survey Office, Dublin, under the direction of Captain Wilkinson, R.E. The Outline by James Knox; the Writing by James Aikman; the Hills by James F. White. Sheet 112. Large coloured, folding, linen-backed map, 570 x 975mm, of an area from Baldoyle to Rathdrum. Scale one inch to a statute mile. Dublin: Hodges Figgis, A very good copy DUFF, Charles. Six Days to Shake an Empire. London: J.M. Dent & Sons, pp. x, 310. Green cloth, titled in gilt. Fine in dust jacket. 65 Events and factors behind the Irish Rebellion of an account of that Rebellion and its suppression and of the final struggle for self-government. With an epilogue on the dissolution of the British Empire. IRISH MINIATURES AT ST. GALL 85. DUFT, Johannes & MEYER, Peter. Ed. by. The Irish Miniatures in the Abbey Library of St. Gall. With 19 plates in colour and 24 in mono. Berne: Urs Graf-Verlag, Large quarto. Bound in full pigskin with Celtic design blind tooling. Edition limited to 600 copies. A very good copy. Very rare. 2,475 St. Gall in Switzerland takes its name from the Irish saint, the companion of St. Columbanus, who remained behind and established a hermitage there in 612, when Columbanus moved on to Milan and Bobbio. St. Gall was a native of Leinster and of the same lineage as St. Brigid of Kildare. The great abbey that grew up at St. Gall continued to have links with Ireland and to be a regular stopping place for the early Irish pilgrim on his journey to Rome. Some of them presented manuscripts to the abbey and in the 9th century there was a special section of the library for books in Irish script. This fine publication with 19 plates in full colour and 23 in black and white contains a representative selection of what survives today. This includes all the main illuminations of the well known St. Gall Gospels, which may have been among the books donated by the Irish bishop, Marcus, who abandoned 25

29 his return journey to Ireland in order to spend his last years in the abbey. His nephew Marcellus joined the community and in the middle of the 9th century he was head of its famous school. This volume also contains a splendid introduction by the librarian, J. Duft setting out the history and character of the collection with a detailed study of the illuminations by P. Meyer. 86. DUHIGG, Bartholomew Thomas. A letter to the Right Hon. Lord Manners, &c. &c. &c. on the Expediency of an Immediate and Separate Record Commission, to Investigate, Illustrate, and Arrange the Records of Ireland. To which is annexed, Mr. Duhigg's Letter to The Speaker, in 1801, on the Assimilation of Irish with English Law, and the Arrangement of Irish Records. Dublin: Printed by Isaac Colles, South Cope-street, pp. 40 (only). Disbound. 85 COPAC locates the TCD and NLS copies only. Bartholomew Thomas Duhigg (1750?-1813), political activist, antiquarian, and barrister, was the fourth son of Bartholomew Duhigg, 'gent.', of Ballyhigh, County Limerick, who seems to have been a Roman catholic who conformed in He was called to the Irish bar in 1775 and was for a long period librarian to King's Inns, Dublin. He also held the post of assistant-barrister for the county of Wexford. The Chief Baron, Barry Yelverton, regarded Duhigg as 'a man of general reading and information, not only in his own profession but in every branch of science'. He published the first catalogue of the library of King's Inns (1801) and was instrumental in securing for that society the benefit of the Copyright Act. He also wrote an History of the King's Inns (1806). In addition to his legal investigations he appears to have studied with much care the old Irish language. He died in He was married, and had one son, an officer in the army. 87. DUNGAN, Myles. How the Irish Won the West. Dublin: New Island, pp. xv, 304. Black paper boards titled in silver. A fine copy in dust jacket DUNLEVY, Mairead. Dress in Ireland. With 129 illustrations and 8 colour plates. London: Batsford, Quarto. pp Red paper boards. Fine in fine dust jacket. Rare. 150 This is the first authoritative work on the History of Irish dress, lavishly illustrated and based on original research on primary sources, the book examines in detail the story of Irish costume from the Bronze Age to the twentieth century. Much adverse comment has been made over the centuries about the Irish style of dressing, usually by English commentators, ranging from distaste at the poverty it reflected, to annoyance at those Irish people who were inclined 'to dress above their station'. The English conquerors has always been thwarted in their attempts to impose their code of dress upon the defiant cultural heritage of the Gael. Even Henry VIII failed with his stringent laws forbidding the wearing of the Irish mantle and the use of the distinctively Irish dye, saffron. Throughout the book Mairead Dunlevy draws together contemporary illustrations and commentaries, literature and remarkable extant costumes, the oldest dating from 750 BC, to create a living picture of dress in Ireland. 89. DUNLOP, Robert. Ireland Under the Commonwealth. Being a selection of documents relating to the Government of Ireland from 1651 to Edited, with historical introduction and notes. Two volumes. Manchester: U.P., pp. (1) clxxvi, 282, (2) lxxviii, 471. Cloth, title in gilt on spine. Top edge gilt. A very good set. Scarce. 325 A selection of documents drawn from a number of volumes known as the Commonwealth Records, which were discovered by Prendergast in the Bermingham Tower of Dublin Castle. These were covered in dust and had not seen daylight for over a century. The author's intention in publishing this work was to exonerate Cromwell's policy in Ireland. Initially he was of the opinion that The Cromwellian Settlement of Ireland by Prendergast was biased and that the position taken up by Cromwell was divine retribution for the horrid and unprovoked massacre by the Irish Catholics of the English and Scottish settlers in Ireland in However the more the author sifted through the documents, the more he began to realise that apart from the religious difference between Ireland and England, the root cause of this and subsequent rebellions was England's refusal to grant an independent legislature to the Irish people. 90. [DUNVILLE WHISKEY] A large coloured poster for Dunville & Co. Ltd., Royal Irish Distilleries Distillers, Belfast. Depicting their very large warehouses, with inset views of: Duty Paid and Bonded Stores, Adelaide Street; Head Office, Arthur Street; New Duty Paid and Bonded Stores, Calender Street; Still House. No date, circa Mounted on hardboard. 64 x 43cm. In very good condition. Rare

30 Dunville & Co was a company that blended pure pot still whiskey as well as import tea in Belfast. The company was founded by John Dumvill who joined William Napier of Napier & Co. The spelling of Dumvill was changed to Dunville and in 1825 the company name became Dunville & Co. In 1837, Dunville began producing its most popular whiskey Dunville's VR. The Royal Irish Distilleries were built by Dunville in The firm won a total of 24 Prize Medals. The Prohibition caused Dunville to lose its America market and despite its repeal, Dunville did not recover sales in America. The last heir and chairmen of Dunville, Robert Lambart, died in 1931 leaving the company to its Directors and in 1936 Dunville & Co. was liquidated 91. DURCAN, Paul. O Westport in the Light of Asia Minor. Dublin: Anna Livia Books The Dublin Magazine Press, First edition. pp. 72. Illustrated wrappers. A very good copy. 135 "Paul Durcan is one of the country's leading living poets His strange, mesmerising voice wraps itself every syllable and texture of his poems, wrapping the audience into its very spell, into the very grain of the text", Michael Cunningham - Irish Times. 92. EGAN, P.M. History, Guide & Directory of County and City of Waterford. With numerous illustrations, map of the city and adverts. Kilkenny: Egan, n.d. (c.1894). pp. xiv, 840, + (ads). Recent buckram with original back strip laid on. A very good copy. Scarce FALKINER, C. Litton. Illustrations of Irish History and Topography, mainly of the Seventeenth Century; Studies in Irish History and Biography, mainly of the Eighteenth Century. With three maps; Essays Relating to Ireland, Biographical, Historical and Topographical. With a memoir of the author by Edward Dowden. With numerous maps. Three volumes. London: Longmans, 1902/1909. pp. (1) viii, 362, 32 (publisher's list), (2) xx, 433, 40 (publisher's list), (3) xx, 249. Original red, blue and brown cloth. A very good set. 375 With chapters on: The Castle of Dublin; Irish Guards; Woods of Ireland; Counties of Ireland; Contemporary Accounts of Ireland in the seventeenth century; The Grattan Parliament and Ulster; The Earl Bishop of Derry; Lord Clare, Castlereagh and Ireland in 1798; Plunket and Roman Catholic Emancipation; Sir Boyle Roche; The French Invasion of Ireland in 1798; Spencer in Ireland; Sir John Davis; Robert Emmet; List of the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in the Irish Parliament ; John Hooker's Diary ; Topography of Dublin, Youghal, Kilkenny, Drogheda, Armagh and Galway, etc. 94. FERRAR, John. The History of Limerick, Ecclesiastical, Civil and Military, From the Earliest Records, to the Year Illustrated by fifteen engravings. To which are added The Charter of Limerick, and An Essay on Castle Connell Spa, on water in general and cold bathing. 27

31 List of subscribers. Limerick: Watson, First edition. pp. xviii, 492. Modern quarter morocco on marbled boards, titled in gilt on morocco label. A very good copy. Rare. 875 Dated at end of preface: Sir Harry's Mall, Limerick, December 25, John Ferrar according to a bookplate of his own was born in His father was a bookseller and bookbinder in Limerick from 1729 to He was descended from the famous Ferrar family who followed that trade for many generations, and built a model town for their own tradesmen in Huntington, England. John's ancestor Captain William Ferrar served in Ireland during the Williamite wars. He married Marie, a daughter of Richard Lloyd of Drumsallagh, County Limerick. In addition to being a bookseller and printer, Ferrar also edited the Limerick Chronicle. Ferrar like other booksellers of his time, dealt in patent medicines and insurance. In 1774 he gives a very long list of books for sale and this includes 214 plays at 6½p each. He sold his shop in Quay Lane in 1785, but continued as an insurance agent at Sir Harry's Mall. He moved to Dublin some time before 1802 and died there. 95. FINEGAN, John. The Story of Monto. An account of Dublin's notorious Red Light District. Cork & Dublin: Mercier Press, pp. 48. A fine copy in illustrated dust jacket. 35 RARE KILKENNY PRINTING 96. [FISHERY LAWS] A Printed Broadside (28.5 x 44.5cm) of the Fishery Laws extracted from the 'Fishery Act' of the last session, which came into operation on the 10th of last August, 5th & 6th Victoria, Chap. 81. Printed at Kilkenny by A. Denroche, September 26th, Signed Joseph Greene, R.M. Of the utmost rarity. 265 No copy located on COPAC. 97. FLOOD, W.H. Grattan. Notes towards a Parochial History of the Diocese of Ferns. Waterford: Downey, Quarto. pp. xxiii, 214. Green cloth, titled in gilt on spine. A very good copy. Scarce FOLEY, Joseph E. A.P.S. The 'Taylor-Made' Fenian Essays. Federalsburg: The American Philatelic Society Inc., Eire Philatelic Association, pp. 24. Colour illustrated wrappers. Scarce FORMAN, Charles. A Letter to the Right Honourable Sir Robert Sutton, for Disbanding the Irish Regiments in the Service of France and Spain. By Ch. Forman, Gent. [Dublin]: London: Printed, and Dublin Re-printed and Sold by George Faulkner and James Hoey in Christ-Church- Yard, pp. 44. Recent quarter morocco on marbled boards. A very good copy. 475 ESTC T FRASER, Robert. General View of the Agriculture and Mineralogy, present State and Circumstances of the County of Wicklow, with observations on the means of their improvement; drawn up for the consideration of The Dublin Society. With coloured folding map of the county. 28

32 Dublin: Graisberry, pp. [xii], 3, 284, 6 (index). Untrimmed. Original blue paper boards, spine repaired, with original printed title. Early owner's signature on titlepage. Some wear and mild staining to covers. A very good copy. 435 The Royal Dublin Society was founded in 1731 for "improving Husbandry, Manufactures, and other useful Arts and Sciences". One of its greatest achievements was the publication of the statistical surveys for each of the counties of Ireland. The work thoroughly surveys the topography of the county, its geology, mines, quarries; its rivers, navigations, fish and fisheries; bogs and their reclamation; its agriculture... markets, farming methods... tenure and rents, population, towns and their developments... use of spirits; the schools, manufacturing industry, roads and bridges, etc. These surveys had little or no leavening effect on Irish agriculture unlike their Scottish counterpart, and there is inconsistency in their compilation, invariably marred by the outlook of the ruling ascendancy class, who at best show a benevolent interest in the peasantry and labouring classes. The surveys are still the only complete picture we have of the state of Ireland in regard to its agriculture, industry, and the social conditions prevailing at that time. This is one of the rarest of all the statistical surveys as only 150 copies were published [FREE CITIZEN OF DUBLIN] A letter from a Free Citizen of Dublin: to a Freeholder in the County of Armagh. Dublin: [s.n.], Printed in the year, [1753]. pp. 3-15, [1]. Unbound. Possibly lacking titlepage. 85 ESTC T [FREEMASONS] The Ceremonies of The Order of the Temple. Great Priory of Ireland. Edinburgh: Pillans & Wilson, n.d. pp. 28. Black cloth, title in gilt on upper cover. Library stamp of William Acton, 'Valetta Preceptory' inscribed on front free endpaper. All edges gilt. A fine copy FRENCH, Noel E. Battle of the Boyne With illustrations and maps. Trim: Trymme Press, pp. 44. Fine in illustrated wrappers. 25 In the year 1690 Ireland was the turning point of the European crisis. The French king Louis XIV sent over the deposed King James II to secure Ireland and eventually England as allies. William III together with other members of the League of Augsburg collaborated to prevent a Jacobite restoration in England and consequently a French-dominated Europe. The Battle of the Boyne, fought on the first of July, 1690, was a signal defeat for the Jacobites. In Ireland the battle was fought for other reasons. The Cromwellian and Scottish planters wanted to retain their confiscated lands and power. The author describes in great detail the movements of both armies and the scene on the battlefield itself. 'July the First at Old Bridge Town, Where was a glorious battle, When James and William staked a crown, And cannons they did rattle' GALVIN, Patrick. Man on the Porch. Selected poems. London: Martin Brian & O'Keeffe, First edition. pp Grey paper boards, title in gilt on spine. Fine in fine dust jacket GAMBLE, W. Two Irish Poets. Goldsmith and Moore. Illustrated. Dublin: At The Sign of the Three Candles, x 125mm. pp. [8], 70. Stiff wrappers. Fine in dust jacket. 175 The author has a deep appreciation of the poetry and philosophy of those two great figures in Anglo- Irish Literature. As a critic he is both just and generous to the poets, and demonstrates that even today the message of Goldsmith and Moore still holds true teaching for Irishmen and women. Goldsmith's three greatest poems are reprinted in full, with many of Moore's choicest and lesser known lyrics. A rare item, which like others in this catalogue, is not in our National Collections. 29

33 LIMITED EDITION SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR 106. GAUGHAN, J. Anthony. Listowel and its Vicinity. Foreword by Bryan MacMahon. With numerous illustrations, maps and folding genealogical table of the Lords of Kerry and Lixnaw. Cork: Mercier, First edition. pp Brown paper boards, titled in gilt. Edition limited to 1,000 copies, signed by the author. A very good copy in frayed dust jacket. Scarce. 385 A most comprehensive study of the north Kerry town and the surrounding countryside. SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR 107. GIBBINGS, Robert. Lovely is The Lee. With engravings by the author. London: Dent, First edition. pp. vi, 199. Cloth, titled in gilt, sailing boat in gilt on upper cover. Signed presentation copy from the author to Fr. Neary. A very good copy in repaired dust jacket. 145 Travels in Galway, Connemara, Inishbofin, Lough Carra, Inishmaan, Cork, Carrigrohane, Inchigeela, Ballingeary, Iveleary, Gougane Barra. LIMITED TO 400 COPIES 108. GIBSON, Rev. C.B. The History of the County and City of Cork. Two volumes. With map. Cork: Fercor, pp. (1) viii, 424, (2) x, 540. Green paper boards, titled in gilt. Edition limited to 400 copies. A very good set GILBERT, J.T. History of the Viceroys of Ireland; With Notices of the Castle of Dublin and its Chief Occupants in Former Times. Dublin: Duffy, pp. xxxvi, 613. Modern quarter red morocco. A very good copy. 225 In his preface the author states "In this volume, an attempt is made to embody, in attentive form, the results of a collation of printed and unpublished documents and chronicles, bearing the chief administrators of the English Government in Ireland, from its establishment, to the termination of the reign of Henry VII, in 1509" GILBERT, J.T. A History of the City of Dublin. Three volumes. Shannon: I.U.P., Second edition. pp. (1) xvi, 445, (2) vi, 372, (3) iv, 382. Green buckram, titled in gilt. A very good set in dust jackets. 275 This work is a monument to one of Ireland's greatest historians. John Gilbert arranged this book topographically giving us a history of the city street by street. With painstaking research into every possible archive he has given us an excellent account treating architecture, publishers, printers, manners and customs, seventeenth-century drinking habits, dentistry, scandals, snatches of biography of famous or odd Dubliners. This edition includes an index prepared by Diarmuid Breathnach, making this edition more desirable for the researcher GOGARTY, Oliver St. John, et al. Secret Springs of Dublin Song. Dublin: The Talbot Press. London: Fisher Unwin, First edition. pp. xi, 51. Light brown cloth, title in gilt on maroon morocco label inset on upper cover. Edition limited to 500 numbered copies. Untrimmed. A fine copy. Scarce. 275 The contributors to this book of parodies have never been fully elucidated. Gogarty certainly was one; others may include Susan Mitchell and George Russell (AE). Those parodied include virtually all the Irish poets of the time, notably Yeats. Gogarty began his literary life by sharing a tower in Sandymount with James Joyce, and featured thereafter in Ulysses as the model for Buck Mulligan. His own writing never quite lived up to that connection, but his memoirs and the best of his poems remain significant and readable. 30

34 112. GREACEN, Robert. Ed. by. Irish Harvest. A Collection of Stories, Essays and Poems. Dublin: New Frontiers Press, pp Printed green stapled wrappers. Wear to spine, otherwise a very good copy. 30 Contributors include: Michael McLaverty; L. A. G. Strong; Seán O'Faolain; Elizabeth Bowen; R.M. Fox; Lennox Robinson; Helen Waddell; Forrest Reid; Seán Jennett; Donagh MacDonagh; Mary Lavin; John Hewitt, etc GREAVES, C. Desmond. Liam Mellows and the Irish Revolution. Portrait frontispiece. London: Lawrence & Wishart, pp Blue paper boards, titled in gilt. Ex lib with stamp on titlepage erased. A very good copy. Scarce. 45 EXTREMELY RARE FISHING ITEM 114. GREENDRAKE, Gregory [H. B. Code] The Angling Excursions of Gregory Greendrake, Esq. in the Counties of Wicklow, Meath, Westmeath, Longford, and Cavan, with additions, by Geoffrey Greydrake, Esq. Dedicated to "all honest brothers of the angle". Engraved frontispiece of fishermen on Lough Dan and map of Lough Gowna. Fourth edition. Dublin: Grant & Bolton, and London: Longman, Rees, Orme, Brown, Green & Longman, pp. [iv], vi, 313, + erratum. Early owner's signature on front endpaper. Worn quarter linen on worn grey boards. Bottom half of frontispiece browned, otherwise a very good copy of an extremely rare fishing item. 475 COPAC locates 3 copies only. Westwood & Satchell 108. The author delights in leaving the city to explore the scenery, customs, traditions, and legends of the countryside of the counties visited. Since his "boyhood to the present hour, I have been passionately fond of angling..." and he describes fishing trips which brought him to such places as: the Bay of Dublin; The Scalp; Enniskerry; Powerscourt; Round-Wood; Loch-Dan; Luggela; Glendaloch; Rathdrum; Avondale; Glenmalur; Glen of the Downs; Bray; The Dargle; Kells; Lough Sheelan; Castlepollard; Lough Gouna; Blackwater; Virginia, etc. Henry Brereton Code, the author, was a spy in the pay of the Castle. He was editor and proprietor of the controversial 'Dublin Warder', in which paper the first edition appeared GRIBAYEDOFF, Valerian. The French Invasion of Ireland in '98. Leaves of unwritten history that tell of an Heroic Endeavour and a Lost Opportunity to Throw off England's Yoke. With a map, and numerous illustrations by well-known artists. New York: Somerby, pp. 192, 14 (plates). Burgundy cloth, titled in gilt on upper cover and spine. Signed complimentary copy from the publisher Charles P. Somerby to T. Kewley. Cover lightly faded, otherwise a very good copy of a scarce item HALIDAY, Charles. The Scandinavian Kingdom of Dublin. Edited with some notice of the author's life by J.P. Prendergast. Illustrated with folding maps. Dublin and London: Gill & Simpkin, Second edition. pp. cxxiii, 300. Purple pebbled cloth, title in gilt on spine. Top edge gilt. Rare

35 Charles Haliday ( ) was an Irish historian and antiquary who made significant contributions to the study of the history of Dublin, being particularly interested in the Scandinavian antiquities of the city. He was born in Carrick-on-Suir in County Tipperary in In 1812, after spending a short time in London as a clerk in Lubbock's Bank, he settled in Dublin and became a wealthy man trading in bark on Arran Quay - a business his late brother's father-in-law gave up to him. In 1832, when cholera first appeared in Dublin, he became a campaigner for improved living conditions among the city's poor, a role he was to play for the remainder of his life. The following year, he was elected a Member of the Ballast Board, a corporation for improving Dublin harbour and superintending the lighthouses on the Irish coast. He also served for many years as consul for Greece, Honorary Secretary of the Chamber of Commerce in Dublin, and a Director of the Bank of Ireland. In 1834 Haliday moved to Monkstown, County Dublin. In 1843 he bought Monkstown Park, previously the residence of Lord Ranelagh, which he demolished and rebuilt. His new house had a large library to house his growing collection of books, pamphlets and tracts on Irish history. It also included a large facade and a tower folly which both are protected structures today. Haliday was an avid collector of antiquities and compiled one of the largest private collections of Irish historical works. At his death his library comprised more than 29,000 pamphlets relating to Ireland, in addition to innumerable books, tracts, ballads, and broadsides. In 1847 he was elected a member of the Royal Irish Academy. In 1850 he began to research the history of the port of Dublin on behalf of the Ballast Board. It was this work which led him to undertake a detailed study of the city's Scandinavian history a period that had hitherto been almost entirely neglected by scholars. His vast collection of antiquities was inherited by his widow, Mary Hayes, who presented it to the Royal Irish Academy the following year. His estate at Monkstown Park has since been used as a education premises. Corrig School [Monkstown Park School] operated there from the 1880s until the early 1920s. Since 1950 it has operated as the location for CBC Monkstown Park. The city of Dublin owes its foundation to the Norsemen who established a settlement there. In the middle of the ninth century the town became an important seaport and trading centre in the Viking world. Despite the defeat at Clontarf in 1014, Viking influence continued through the eleventh and twelfth centuries. Charles Haliday died at Monkstown Park in September 1866; he was buried nearby in Carrickbrennan Churchyard. His work on the early history of Dublin, The Scandinavian Kingdom of Dublin, was published posthumously in It remains today the most comprehensive study on the social and political history, the archaeology and topography of Scandinavian Dublin. DONEGAL INTEREST 117. HAMILTON, J.S. My Times and Other Times. With Kearney's History of Drumholm. Foreword by J.C. Taffe MacDonagh. With numerous illustrations and pedigree. Ballyshannon: Donegal Democrat, n.d. (c.1952). First edition. pp. [xii], 212, + corrigenda. Signed by the author at preface. Red cloth, title in silver on spine. A very good copy. Scarce. 185 John Stewart Hamilton was born in 1864 the son of James Hamilton of Brownhall, Ballintra and a great grand-nephew of the Duke of Wellington. In 1895 he joined the Prince of Wales' Own Donegal Militia and served with them till He served on the Donegal Grand Jury and County Council. On the formation of the County Donegal Historical Society in 1946 Hamilton was one of four Vice-Presidents appointed and its President He was close on ninety years of age when he wrote his memoirs which abound with local memorabilia. He died in HARRINGTON, T. The Maamtrasna Massacre, Impeachment of the Trials. With Appendix containing Report of Trials and Correspondence between Most Rev. Dr. M'Evilly and the Lord Lieutenant. Dublin: Nation Office, 90 Middle Abbey Street, pp. ix, 48, 46 (Appendix). Original worn printed wrappers bound in recent quarter calf over marbled boards. A very good copy. Very rare. 375 COPAC locates 7 copies only. Timothy Charles Harrington ( ), a native of Castletownbere, County Cork, journalist, barrister, nationalist politician and M.P. for Kerry (1880), Westmeath (1883) and Dublin Harbour (from 1885 until his death). He founded The Kerry Sentinel in 1877, using it to further Land League agitation in Kerry. He also owned the United Ireland newspaper and was a member of a group of prominent nationalist politicians from the Bantry vicinity known as the 'Pope's Brass Band'. He wrote 32

36 this work on the Maamtrasna Massacre highlighting the plight of the wrongfully accused in the horrific murder of five members of the family of John Joyce, Maamtrasna, County Mayo (now in County Galway). Harrington was secretary and chief organiser of the Irish National League, a supporter of Charles Stewart Parnell and was largely responsible for devising the agrarian Plan of Campaign in He was on a fund-raising tour of the United States on behalf of the Plan with John Dillon when the split occurred in the Parnellite party. He supported his leader from America and continued his allegiance on his return. Harrington was strongly identified with the Land Conference negotiations which led to the Wyndham Irish Land (Purchase) Act (1903). He served as Lord Mayor of Dublin three times from He is celebrated by a statue erected in 2001 in the town of Castletownbere. See items 115 & HARRIS, Walter. Hibernica: or, Some Antient Pieces relating to Ireland. (Never hitherto made publick, No. 6. excepted). Two parts in one. Part I, containing: 1. The History of Ireland by Maurice Regan The Story of K. Richard II his last being in Ireland, written by a French Gentleman The Voyage of Sir Richard Edgecumbe A Breviate of the getting of Ireland and the Decay of the same, written by Patrick Finglass A Project of K. James I for the Division and the Plantation of the six escheated Counties of Ulster Orders and Conditions to be observed by the Undertakers A Commission of Inquiry in order to the Establishment of the Plantation Instructions to the said Commissioners A Survey of the said six escheated Counties by Nich. Pynnar A Letter from Sir Tho. Phillips to K. Charles I... To which is added, 11. An Essay on the Defects of the Histories of Ireland. Part II, containing: Hibernica Part II, or, Two treatises relating to Ireland. Containing, I. A declaration setting forth how,... the laws and statutes of England,... came to be of force in Ireland; said to be written by Sir Richard Bolton,... II. The answer of Sir Samuel Mayart... Now first published from two Manuscripts in the Possession, and by the Permission, of Walter Harris Esq. Dublin: Printed by Edward Bate, for the Editor, Walter Harris, Esq; in Clarendon Street, Folio. pp. [iv], 2 (list of subscribers), 150, [iv], 131, [1]. Contemporary full calf, spine elaborately tooled in gilt and rebacked preserving original. Title in gilt on red morocco letterpiece. All edges red. A very good copy. The two parts together are very rare. 1,250 Bradshaw

37 Walter Harris, LL.D., one of Ireland's most distinguished antiquarians, editor of Sir James Ware's works, was born at Mountmellick in the late seventeenth century. Although expelled from Trinity College in early life for participation in a riot, the degree of LL.D. was afterwards conferred on him for his services to Irish historical research and archaeology. He married Elizabeth, a great-granddaughter of Sir James Ware, thereby inheriting his valuable collection of manuscripts. The list of subscribers includes: Thomas Colley, Mathew Concanen, Rev. Patrick Delany, James Diggs Latouche, Dr. Ledwich, Rev. Samuel Madden, Rev. Mr. Sheridan, William Tighe, Humphrey Butler (ordered 20 books), etc HARRISON, Richard S. A Biographical Dictionary of Irish Quakers. Dublin: Four Courts Press, pp Black paper boards titled in gilt. Fine in dust jacket HARVEY, R. The Shannon and Its Lakes; or A Short History of that Noble Stream, from its Source to Limerick. Dublin: Hodges, Figgis, pp. xii, 194. Green blind-stamped cloth, titled in gilt. Fine. Exceedingly rare. COPAC locates 3 copies only HAYES, William & KAVANAGH, Art. The Tipperary Gentry. Volume I. Illustrated. Dublin: Eneclann, pp. viii, 248. Blue paper boards, title in gilt on spine. A fine copy in fine dust jacket. 65 With notices of the families of: Armstrong of Farneybridge; Bagwell of Marlfield; Barton of Grove, Straffan and Glendalough; Bianconi of Longfield; Butler of Cahir; Carden of Barnane; Damer of Damer House; The Grubbs of Castle Grace; Hely-Hutchinson of Knocklofty; The Langleys of Coalbrook, Brittas Castle and Archerstown; Mansergh of Grenane; Matthew of Thomastown, Annfield and Thurles; Maude of Dundrum House; O'Callaghan of Shanbally; Otway of Templederry; Ponsonby-Barker of Kilcooley; Prittie of Kilboy; Ryan of Inch; Sadlier of Sopwell Hall; Scully of Ballynaclough HAYES-McCOY, G.A. A History of Irish Flags from earliest times. Profusely illustrated. Dublin: Academy, Quarto. pp Brown arlin, title in black on spine. A fine copy. 165 Since the dawn of Irish history, numerous wars, invasions, rebellions, political movements and upheavals have plagued our land; it is therefore to be expected that the history of Irish flags and emblems is a rich and varied one. The first full-length history of the use of flags and emblems by Irishmen traces the story from archival sources through to the victory of Clontarf, the Norman Conquest, the Cromwellian and Williamite wars and follows the 'Wild Geese' to France and Spain, to Austria/Hungary, the Germanic States and as far away as South America. SIGNED LIMITED EDITION 124. HEANEY, Seamus. The Door Stands Open: Czeslaw Milosz Dublin: First published by The Irish Writers' Centre, Printed and made in Poland by The Book Art Museum, Lódź. Edition limited to 250 copies, numbered and signed by Seamus Heaney on handwoven paper. Bound in stainless steel covers, in a prepared mixed-media wrap featuring a silkscreen collage of articles from Polish newspapers in the days following the death of Czeslaw Milosz. Housed in a black card case featuring the signature of Heaney in silver. A fine copy. 1,450 Czeslaw Milosz, ( ) was born in Szetejnie, Lithuania. He was awarded the Nobel Prize for literature in 1980, fifteen years before Seamus Heaney received the same accolade. 34

38 125. HEANEY, Seamus. District and Circle. London: Faber and Faber, pp. [ix], 113. First edition. Green paper boards, title in gilt on spine. A fine copy in fine dust jacket HEANEY, Seamus. Human Chain. London: Faber and Faber, pp. [8], 85. First edition. Brown paper boards. Fine in dust fine dust jacket HEANEY, Seamus The Last Walk. Illustrated by Martin Gale. Oldcastle: Gallery Press, First edition, first printing. Green linen, title blind-stamped on upper cover. One of 575 numbered copies, of which 500 are for sale. A fine copy in fine acetate dustjacket. 235 Published posthumously, the book is a translation by Seamus Heaney of Giovanni Pascoli's L'ultima passeggiata published in Heaney's last work, a most attractive publication with colour plates by Martin Gale. "ONE OF THE MOST BEAUTIFUL PHOTOGRAPHIC BOOKS EVER PRODUCED" 128. HEMPHILL, William Despard. Stereoscopic Illustrations of Clonmel, and the Surrounding Country, including Abbeys, Castles, and Scenery. With Descriptive Letterpress. Dublin: William Curry and Company, Upper Sackville-Street. Thomas Cranfield, Grafton-Street. London: A.W. Bennett, Quarto. pp. [vii], viii-xxxiii, [1], [1-3], Engraved half title in gilt with two stereoscopic views, title printed in red and black within a decorative red border. Quarter brown morocco over bevelled cloth boards, richly decorated in gilt. Flat spine, elaborately tooled in gilt with interlacing Celtic design at spine ends, title in gilt in centre. Some minor foxing. A very nice complete copy. Exceedingly rare. 12,500 COPAC locates 5 copies only in England. The NLI copy is lacking all photographs. Dr. William Despard Hemphill was probably the most ambitious of all of the early Irish amateur photographers. A surgeon who lived at Clonmel, he produced a large number of stereoscopic photographs, taken during the summers of 1857 and 1858, of Clonmel and the surrounding countryside. He had the idea of producing a book on the area illustrated by mounted stereographs. He had been encouraged to do this by friends of his - many of whom came from the landed gentry - who were interested in acquiring copies of his photographs. Prominent among these friends was a Mrs. Osborne of Newtown Anner, a large house near Clonmel (ancestor of George Osborne, the Chancellor of the 35

39 Exchequer and Second Lord of the Treasury of the United Kingdom). The completed book was dedicated to this lady "for her admiration of photography". Books containing original mounted photographic illustrations were not new at this time, it was the only way of having photographs in printed books, as no satisfactory method had been devised up to this time of reproducing photographs. The most famous of such books was probably Fox Talbot's Pencil of Nature produced in parts in Hemphill was the first man, however, to consider the publication of a book with stereoscopic photographs. It did not work out that way in practice however. Less than a year before Hemphill was able to complete his book, another, on Tenerife by Professor Piazzi Smyth, appeared. Piazzi Smyth was the Astronomer Royal for Scotland but was better known for his researches into the Great Pyramid in Egypt, claiming its construction had some astrological mystical significance, his rather disrespectful nick-name being "The Great Pyramidiot". Hemphill insists that the photographs in his book were taken before Smyth's. The latter was able to get 36

40 his book into print in faster time because it was much smaller, it contained approximately only twenty illustrations compared with over eighty in the book on Clonmel. It came complete with a special folding stereo viewer which allowed the stereographs to be viewed on the book pages. Hemphill's book was published in 1860 by William Curry of Upper Sackville Street, the photographs being produced in London from Hemphill's negatives. As well as Clonmel it contained views of Lismore, Cahir, Cashel, Holy Cross, Mitchelstown and a series of nineteen country seats. Originally it appears to have been brought out in parts, a label on one of the stereo cards states that the book was published in numbers, each containing four views and selling for five shillings each. He mentions in his introduction that shortly after his visits to Cashel and Holy Cross, in 1857, these places were visited by the London Stereoscopic Company and others. The frontispiece of the book depicts him and his camera on the Rock of Cashel, posing beside the round tower. Hemphill's photographic book was a most magnificent and elaborate production for its time and it was Hemphill's own opinion that it was "one of the most beautiful photographic books ever produced". Copies are extremely rare, one suspects it was only distributed to the photographer's landed gentry friends and was never generally available to the public. No complete copy has turned up for sale in decades. THE DEFINITIVE WORK 129. HENRY, Francoise. Irish Art: In the early Christian period to 800; During the Viking Invasions ; In the Romanesque Period A.D. Three volumes. Profusely illustrated with coloured and mono plates. London: Methuen, 1965/70. Medium quarto. pp. (1) xvi, 256, 112, viii, (2) xvi, 236, 112, viii, (3) xvi, 240, 112, viii. Black cloth, titled in gilt. From the library of the RIA with cancel stamp. A very good set. Scarce. 165 Francoise Henry having been for a number of years on the staff of the Musée des Antiquités nationales, St. Germain-en-Laye, made Irish Archaeology her special study and was attached to the National University of Ireland. She has published many studies in Irish art, both in French and English. RARE MASTERPIECE ON IRISH HIGH CROSSES 130. HENRY, Françoise. La Sculpture Irlandaise pendant Les Douze Premiers Siècles de l'ère Chrétienne. Illustrated with one hundred and seventy one plates. Two volumes in one. Paris: Leroux, Large quarto. pp. (1) 234, 1, (2) 11, 171 (plates). Modern half black morocco on cloth boards. A fine copy. Very good with original printed wrappers bound in. Rare. 975 The tall stone crosses of Ireland were described by the American art-historian Kingsley Porter, in 1931, as being "among the remarkable manifestations of medieval art". It is difficult to write in a calm and restrained manner about this supremely excellent tome. Since Petrie's Round Towers, since Dunraven's 37

41 Notes on Irish Architecture, no such worthy contribution has been made to the scientific study of Irish Christian Archaeology. Françoise Henry's work was one of the most comprehensive studies ever carried out on the high crosses of Ireland. Speaking of which, Dr. Peter Harbison states: "it provides us not only with a detailed discussion on the sculpture and ornament of the crosses, but with a formidable array of photographs and attentive chronology as well, ranging from the 7th century, for the monuments at Fahan and Carndonagh to the 12th century crosses in Munster and Connacht". The French had developed in the 1930's a very high standard of photographic reproduction. The plates are of an excellent quality, depicting the smallest of detail of the carved stonework on these crosses, some of which have since deteriorated. Francoise Henry having been for a number of years on the staff of the Musée des Antiquités Nationales, St. Germain-en-Laye, made Irish Archaeology her special study and was attached to the National University of Ireland. She has published many studies in Irish art, both in French and English [HERVEY, John Hervey, Baron] Remarks on the Craftsman's Vindication of his two Honble Patrons, in his paper of May 22, [Dublin]: London: Printed. And, Dublin, Reprinted and Sold by George Faulkner, at the Pamphlet-Shop in Essex-Street, opposite to the Bridge, pp. 30, 2 (Faulkner List). Recent quarter morocco on marbled boards. Old ink stain to title and other pages on top left hand corner. Name clipped from bottom margin of titlepage. Very rare. 395 ESTC T locates 5 copies only. Attributed to John, Baron Hervey; also attributed to William Arnall HEWITT, John. The Day of the Corncrake. The Glens of Antrim Historical Society, First edition. Quarto. pp. 28, [2]. Green paper wrappers, stapled, title printed in black on upper cover. A very good copy. 265 With 25 of John Hewitt's poems of the Glens of Antrim. In this, the first edition John Hewitt's evocative verses are published for the first time [HISTORY SCRAPBOOK] A Scrapbook titled on spine 'Papers on Ireland'. Consisting of newspaper clippings on various aspects of Irish history and antiquity: bibliography, book reviews, Celtic and Gothic languages, auction catalogue, antiquarian research, death notices, and other subjects. A small quarto volume [c ]. Recently bound in quarter brown morocco on green cloth boards. A very good copy. 185 Articles include: The Battle of Clontarf. By John O'Donovan; First Discovery of a Passage to the White Sea; Oriental Emigration of the Ancient Inhabitants of Britain and Ireland. By General Vallency; Notice for Moore's History of Ireland; History of the Annals of the Four Masters. By George Petrie; A Gael and Cymbri; Copy of a Letter from Charles O'Conor to John Pinkerton; Half-yearly Retrospect of French Literature; Address to Major-General O'Farrel; General O'Hara; Colonel Doyle, etc HITCHCOCK, F.R. Montgomery. The Midland Septs and The Pale. An Account of the Early Septs and later Settlers [O'Connors, O'Carrolls, O'Mulloys, the Geraldines & Butlers] of the King's County and of Life in the English Pale. Dublin: Sealy, Bryers and Walker, pp. viii, 311. Title printed in red and black. Blue cloth, title in gilt on spine. A very good copy HOGG, Robert, and MOORE, Thomas. The Florist and Pomologist; A Pictorial Monthly Magazine of Flowers, Fruits, and General Horticulture. Illustrated with coloured plates. 38

42 London: Published at the "Journal of Horticulture" Office, pp Contemporary half calf over marbled boards. Some wear to spine and occasional foxing. A very good copy HOLINSHED, Raphaell. Holinshed's Irish Chronicle. The Historie of Irelande from the first inhabitation thereof, unto the yeare Collected by Raphaell Holinshed, & continued till the yeare 1547 by Richarde Stanyhurst. Edited by Liam Miller and Eileen Power with the cancels restored and the woodcut illustrations of the first edition. Dublin: Dolmen Press, Folio. pp. xxiv, 363. Edition limited to 850 copies. Cloth. A fine copy in dust jacket. With slipcase. 285 Holinshed's Chronicles of England, Scotland and Ireland, first printed in the year 1577, is one of the great historical reference-books of the sixteenth century. Leading historians of the day assisted Holinshed in the massive undertaking of editing, assembling, and expanding existing historical and topographical works. The 'learned Gentleman, Maister Richard Stanyhurst' compiled the Description of Ireland. He was the son of James Stanyhurst, the Recorder of Dublin, and a friend and collaborator of the English Jesuit, Edmund Campion. When the first edition was in preparation, the Privy Council objected to certain passages, and this resulted in a number of cancelled leaves. The original texts have been restored in this edition and are printed as appendices. A unique feature of this publication is the remarkable series of woodcuts throughout the text, and the present volume is further enhanced by the inclusion of two woodcuts from the cancelled leaves. 39

43 137. HOLLAND, Vyvyan. On the Subject of Bores: A Paper read before Ye Sette of Odd Volumes on February 26th, London: Sette of Odd Volumes, mo. Wrappers. First Edition. Number 124 of 133 numbered copies. With the author's signed autograph inscription to Betty Ward-Jackson. Manuscript corrections in Holland's own hand. Number XCV of the Sette's "Privately Printed Opuscula", issued to members. A very good copy. Rare. 125 Vyvyan Holland, OBE ( ), born Vyvyan Oscar Beresford Wilde in London, author and translator, was the second son of Oscar Wilde and Constance Lloyd. After Oscar was convicted of the charge of "gross indecency" and imprisoned, Constance changed her surname, and those of their sons, to Holland. She took the boys to Switzerland and then enrolled them in an English speaking school in Germany. Vyvyan was unhappy there. Because of this and to improve security, Vyvyan was moved to a Jesuit school in Monaco. He converted to Catholicism and subsequently attended Stonyhurst College, also run by the Jesuits. However, his brother Cyril remained at the school in Germany. After Constance's death in 1898, her relatives sought legal counsel to prevent Oscar Wilde from seeing his children again. Due to antipathy toward his father, Vyvyan Holland was denied admission to the University of Oxford, and instead studied Law at Trinity Hall at the University of Cambridge from 1905, but tiring of his studies he left the college in On 20 July 1909, Holland accompanied his father's old friend, Robert Ross, to witness the reburial of his father's remains from Bagneux Cemetery to Père Lachaise Cemetery in Paris. Aged 22, Holland resumed his study of Law and was called to the Bar of England & Wales by the Inner Temple in He began to write poetry and short stories. At the start of World War I in 1914 he was first commissioned a Second Lieutenant in the Interpreters Corps, but later transferred into 114 Battery. He was demobilised on 27 July 1919, and was awarded an OBE. His brother Cyril had been killed by a German sniper on 9 May 1915 during the Battle of Festubert. UNCORRECTED PROOF COPY 138. HOLMES, Richard. The Little Field-Marshal. Sir John French. London: Jonathan Cape, pp. xii, 416. Printed green wrappers. A very good copy. 65 Sir John French, born in Kent of a County Roscommon family, was one of the most influential soldiers of his time. He made his name as a successful commander in the Boer War, and became Chief of the Imperial General Staff in He resigned that position following the 'Curragh Incident', when senior British commanders in Ireland indicated they would not accept orders to impose home rule on Ulster, but on the outbreak of World War I he was sent to France to command the British Expeditionary Force. He was not successful in that position and was removed in From 1918 to 1921 he was Viceroy in Ireland, making few friends as he presided over the 'German Plot' arrests, the 'Black-and-Tan' campaign and a gradual weakening of British authority. In a lecture given in New York in 1922 French proclaimed: "I am an Irishman. My home is in Ireland. My heart is there. It has always been there. Some time ago, as many of you gentlemen know, I was honoured by His Majesty the King with his commission to act as his Viceroy in Ireland. Then I was an executive official; today I am a plain Irish citizen. Gentlemen... the object I had then in view remains the same today. That object is to secure obedience to constituted authority, to maintain law and order, to secure even-handed justice for all sections of the population, to protect life, property and labour, and to strive with all the strength that is in me for the happiness, welfare and prosperity of the Irish people, my own people... May I say... that the great American people, who have always sympathised with Ireland, can today best assist the Irish people by encouraging them to look forward and not backward... Gentlemen, I look forward with hope and with confidence to the new Irish Government of a Free State which shall take its rightful place in that community of Commonwealths known as the British Empire". IRISHMEN OF TODAY SERIES 139. HONE, J.M. William Butler Yeats. The Poet in Contemporary Ireland. Dublin & London: Maunsel, n.d. (c.1916). pp Blue blind-stamped cloth, title in gilt on spine. Previous owner's signature on front endpaper. Cloth a little faded at spine ends and corners, otherwise a very good copy. Scarce HUNT, John. Irish Medieval Figure Sculpture A study of Irish tombs with notes on costume and armour. I. Text and Catalogue. II. Plates. With contributions by Peter Harbison. Photographs by David H. Davison. Large folding map. Two volumes. Dublin: Irish University Press pp. (1) x, 297, (2) iv, 256. Folio. Green cloth, titled in gilt. A very good set in dust jacket

44 141. HURLEY, M.J. Through the Green Isle; A Gossiping Guide to the Districts traversed by the Waterford, Limerick and Western Railway Company's System. Illustrated from original sketches by T. O'Scully, B.A., B.E., of the Company's Engineering Staff. Second and enlarged edition. Waterford: N. Harvey & Co., Printers, pp. 135, [1]. Original illustrated wrappers, spine rebacked. A very good copy. Very scarce. 175 Contents include: Waterford Harbour, Waterford City, Duncannon, Mount Misery - Granagh Castle, Gurteen-le-Poer, Slievenamon, Clonmel to Thurles, Thomastown, Limerick, Corbally, Adare, West and South Clare, etc HUTCHINS, Patricia. James Joyce's Dublin. Profusely illustrated. London: Grey Walls Press, Quarto. First edition. pp. 101, 17 (photographs). Green cloth. Spine lightly faded. A very good copy. Scarce. 45 SPECIAL RE-ISSUE BY THE TALBOT PRESS FOR THE TRANSLATOR 143. HUTTON, Mary A. The Táin. Illustrated by Seaghan MacCathmhaoil. With plates from the 1911 edition. [Dublin: Talbot Press], n.d. (c.1948). Quarto. pp. xii, 495. Decorated brown cloth. A near fine copy. Special re-issue by the Talbot Press for the translator. Very rare. 285 This Irish Epic is told in English Verse and complemented with fine illustrations. Seaghán Pádraig Mac Cathmhaoil (John Patrick Campbell), was born Belfast in 1883 and died in New York in He was an illustrator, caricaturist, political cartoonist, watercolourist and theatre designer. He was the brother of the poet Joseph Campbell. The son of a road contractor, he attended Belfast School of Art until about 1905, and won two bronze medals in national competitions for art schools in Britain and Ireland. Influenced by Art Nouveau, Art Deco and Celtic ornamental styles, he was one of the most prominent artists of the Irish Revival, and illustrated numerous books on Irish legends and folklore. His illustrations of Donegal peasants and musicians from one such book drew comparison to the work of Jack Butler Yeats. He is perhaps best known for his illustrations for Mary Hutton's verse translation of the Táin, commissioned in 1907 but not published until the second edition in

45 144. [IRISH LINEN] Irish Linen. The Fabric of Elegance. Prepared for the Irish Linen Merchants' Association, New York. Illustrated. New York: Elliott & Nelson, pp. 31, [1]. Stapled illustrated wrappers. A very good copy. Scarce [IRISH PARLIAMENT] Acts and Statutes made in a Parliament, begun at Dublin the fifth day of October, Anno Dom In the fourth year of the reign of our most gracious sovereign Lord and Lady, King William and Queen Mary. Before his Excellency, Henry Lord Viscount Sidney, Lord Lieutenant General and General Governor of Ireland. And likewise in a Parliament begun at Dublin the twenty seventh day of August, anno Dom In the seventh year of the reign of our most gracious sovereign lord King William: before his Excellency Henry Lord Capell, Lord Deputy General, and General Governor of Ireland. And continued by several adjournments before their excellencies Charles Lord Marquess of Winchester, and Henry Earl of Gallway, Lords Justices General and General Governors of Ireland. Dublin: Printed by Andrew Crook, Printer to the King's most Excellent Majesty, on the Blind-Key near Copper-Alley, Folio. pp. [4], 230, [4], 8, [1], , [1], 3-18, [1], , [6], 7-152, [5], 3-124, [5], Contemporary full panelled calf. Spine expertly restored, preserving original back strip. Early signatures of previous owners on titlepage. Wear to corners and lower board. A very good copy. 1,650 Sweeney 2521 Wing I 330. The Acts in this publication are commonly referred to as the "Penal Laws". They include: An Act of Recognition of Their Majesties undoubted Right to the Crown of Ireland'. An Act for Encouragement of Protestant Strangers to Settle in the Kingdom of Ireland'. An Act for an Additional Duty of Excise upon Beer, Ale, and other Liquors'. An Act for taking away the Writ de Heretico Comburendo'. An Act Declaring all Attainders and all other Acts made in the late pretended Parliament to be void'. An Act to Restrain Foreign Education'. An Act for the better securing the Government by Disarming Papists'. An Act for the better Settling Intestates Estates'. An Act for the more Effectual Suppressing of Prophane Cursing and Swearing'. An Act for Banishing all Papists exercising any Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction, and all Regulars of the Popish Clergy out of this Kingdom'. An Act for the Confirmation of Articles, made at the Surrender of the City of Limerick'. An Act to prevent Protestants Inter-Marrying with Papists'. An Act to prevent Papists being Solicitors'. An Act to prevent Popish Priests from coming into this Kingdom'. An Act to prevent the further Growth of Popery'. An Act for continuing two Acts against Tories, Robbers and Rapparees'. An Act to Regulate the Taking and Exacting Tolls throughout this Kingdom and to prevent Engrossing Coals in the City of Dublin', etc [IRISH TOURS] "Irish Times" Tours in Ireland: A Descriptive Handbook for Tourists. "Olympia" Edition. Illustrated. Dublin: Irish Times, pp. 225, [1], + adverts. Publisher's brown cloth over bevelled boards, title in gilt on upper cover. Owner's signature on titlepage. Occasional spotting to prelims. Ticket of Galwey Bookbinders. A very good copy. Rare

46 The compiler tells us: "The chief purpose of the book... is to encourage and promote Tourist traffic in the most exquisite but neglected places of our island... to provide such a descriptive Guide to less ordinarily familiar spots as may increase interest in the country amongst travellers, and developed an intercourse which is expected to become more friendly and mutually more profitable". SIGNED PRESENTATION COPY FROM J.H. POLLOCK 147. JOHNSON, Lionel. Some Poems of Lionel Johnson. Newly selected with an introduction by Louise Imogen Guiney. London: Elkin Mathews, Small quarto. pp. 80, [4]. Signed presentation copy from J.H. Pollock (An Philibín), dated Christmas 1920 "This little selection from a very refined poet is now out of print / I particularly recommend pages & 52". Illustrated wrappers. Some tanning, otherwise a very good copy. 95 THE DEVIL'S OWN 148. JOURDAIN, Colonel. The Connaught Rangers: 1st Battalion, Formerly 88th Foot. 2nd Battalion, Formerly 94th Foot th and 6th Service Battalion. Three volumes. Coloured frontispieces. Profusely illustrated with plates and maps. London: Royal United Service Institution, Whitehall, Quarto. pp. (1) xxviii, 616, (2) xxiv, 546, (3) xvi, 590, 6. In original green cloth with the regimental badge in gilt on upper covers, title in gilt on spines. Spine of volume I re-backed. A very good set. 685 The Connaught Rangers, the 'Devil's Own', the 'Gallant Fighting 88th', was raised in 1793 by Colonel the Honourable John Thomas de Burgh, later 13th Earl of Clanricarde. The first gathering of recruits was under the Clanricarde standard at Portumna Castle in County Galway. It is now over two hundred years since the regiment was raised and almost ninety since its disbandment, but they are still arguably 43

47 the most famous of the Disbanded Irish Regiments, and are still held in high esteem, an honoured name, among the Regiments of the British Army. Their glorious Battle Honours, Victoria Crosses won, are the envy of all, chronicling their distinguished campaigns in Egypt, Europe, India, South Africa, and the West Indies. They served in the Great War mainly in France and Flanders, they were also at Gallipoli, the Balkans and the Middle East. HARRY CLARKE'S COPY 149. JOYCE, James. Dubliners. London: Grant Richards, First edition. pp Harry Clarke's copy with his signature on half-title. Finely rebound in recent full maroon morocco at the Chelsea Bindery. Title in gilt on upper cover and spine, with original maroon cloth bound in. Mild foxing to endpapers. Top edge gilt. A near fine copy. 8,650 Slocum and Cahoon A8. A collection of fifteen short stories written by Joyce over a three year period ( ). Difficulties in finding a publisher and Joyce's initial refusal to alter any passage thought to be objectionable kept it from being published until In a letter to his publisher written in May 1906, Joyce clearly stated his overall purpose and design in writing the stories: "My intention was to write a chapter of the moral history of my country and I chose Dublin for the scene because that city seemed to me the centre of paralysis. I have tried to present it to the indifferent public under four of its aspects: childhood, adolescence, maturity and public life. The stories are arranged in this order. I have written it for the most part in a style of scrupulous meanness and with the conviction that he is a very bold man who dares to alter in the presentment, still more to deform, whatever he has seen and heard". Harry's 'Geneva Windows' series of 1929, a celebration of the Irish literary revival, includes one panel inspired by the first poem in Joyce's 'Chamber Music' often cited as 'Strings in the Earth and Air' - Clarke worked with its second verse in his casual interpretation: Strings in the earth and air 44

48 Make music sweet; Strings by the river where The willows meet. There's music along the river For Love wanders there, Pale flowers on his mantle, Dark leaves on his hair. All softly playing, With head to the music bent, And fingers straying Upon an instrument. In a letter to "Blackie" - April 4th, 1930 (see #53 in Burns Collection - Letters Written by Harry Clarke ) and now in NLI: Addressed Hotel Regina, Paris, Clarke discusses his health and James Joyce... "If 'Ulysses' is not returned or is returned full of currants, ham bones, empty corned beef cans or barrel hoops - let me know & O.J. shall have my copy with my apologies". SCARCE FIRST EDITION 150. JOYCE, James. Pomes Penyeach. Paris: Shakespeare & Co., First edition. Small 12mo. pp. [24] + errata. Original pale green boards. Light stain to upper cover, otherwise a very good to fine copy. 475 Slocum & Cahoon A24 Pomes Penyeach contains thirteen poems, beneath each poem is printed in italics the place and year of composition. Sylvia Beach and the author were in agreement that this book should be printed as "cheaply" as possible, consistent with the book's title and brilliant concept. The original price was a shilling (twelve francs). Just as Greek blue was James Joyce's colour of choice for Ulysses, an even more special colour Irish-Calville Apple, was chosen for this edition: "Colors were emblematic and symbolic for Joyce, who was very particular about this shade of green, which unfortunately fades fast!" - (Sylvia Beach and The Lost Generation, page 263). ILLUSTRATED WITH 12 COLOURED MAPS 151. JOYCE, P.W. Et al. Irish Rural Life and Industry. With suggestions for the future. Edited by W.T.M.-F. With a foreword by Her Excellency the Countess of Aberdeen. Issued in connection with the Home Industries Section Irish International Exhibition With coloured frontispiece, maps and numerous illustrations. Dublin: Hely's, pp. xvi, 358, 2 (index), + adverts. Original paper boards decorated to a Celtic design, title in gilt with armorial shield of the four provinces. Light fading to cover, otherwise a very good copy. Very scarce. 245 The chapters included are: Old Irish Folklore by P.W. Joyce; Home Industries in Ireland a Thousand Years Ago by P.W. Joyce; The Manufacture of Lace and Crochet in Ireland by R.M. Martin; Lace and Crochet making in the Congested Districts of Ireland, under the Congested Districts Board for Ireland. A Mountain Parish: Its Past and Present (Mullaghbawn, Co. Armagh); Connemara Marble and Pebble Cutting; Flax Growing for Cottagers by O.W.H. Roulston; and many others. 45

49 152. JOYCE, P.W. Irish Names of Places. Three volumes. Dublin: Phoenix, n.d. (c.1913). pp. (1) xiv, 589, (2) viii, 538, (3) x, 598. Original cloth. A very good set. 275 This is the first work ever written on the subject, and is a marvel of industry, patience and accuracy. In the preface to the third volume, Dr. P.W. Joyce says: "Indeed my notes on this subject from all sources would be enough to astonish any person looking through them - enough indeed to alarm one at the idea of classifying and using them. The great name system, begun thousands of years ago by the first wave of population that reached our island, was continued unceasingly from age to age until it embraced the minutest features of the country in its intricate network; and, such as it sprang from the minds of our ancestors, it exists almost unchanged to this day". Dr. Joyce further states: "These volumes comprise what I have to say concerning Irish Local Names; for I have noticed all the principal circumstances that were taken advantage of by the people of this country to designate places; and I have explained and illustrated, as far as lay in my power, the various laws of name-formation, and all the important root-words used in building up the structure". Still the standard work, the third volume which is usually wanting, contains an alphabetical list of placenames with their Irish forms and translation, running to almost 600 pages KAVANAGH, Art. & MURPHY, Rory. The Wexford Gentry. Two volumes. Illustrated. Bunclody: Irish Family Names, pp. (1) viii, 239, (2) vi, 230. Blue paper boards, title in gilt on spines. Fine in illustrated dust jackets. Scarce. 175 This book deals with twenty four of the leading families of County Wexford including: Alcock, Annesley, Barrington, Blacker, Boxwell, Boyd, Boyce, Bradell, Bruen, Carew, Cliffe, Colclough, De Rinzy & Dundas, Devereux & Skrine, Donovan, Doyne, Ely, Esmonde, Goff, Hall-Dare, Harvey, Hore, Hughes, Jameson, Kavanagh, Lambert, Leigh, Levinge, Maher, Maxwell, Barry, Nunn, O'Morchoe, Power, Ram, Redmond, Richards, Stopford, Synnott, Talbot and Tottenham KELLEHER, D.L. The Glamour of the West. Bantry Bay to Lough Foyle. Dublin: The Talbot Press, First edition. pp Light brown cloth, titled in blue on upper cover and spine. Owner's signature on front endpaper. A very good copy. Scarce KENNEDY, John Fitzgerald. Photographs of John Fitzgerald Kennedy. I. Washington, March 17, 1962: I. From the Old Sod. The Irish Ambassador Thomas J. Kiernan presenting the President with the bowl of Shamrocks at the White House. II. President Kennedy greets Irish Premier Sean Lemass at the U.S. Embassy 27th June, The Premier was late for the appointment, forcing Kennedy to cut the scheduled hour-long meeting short. Following the meeting with Lemass, the President flew to a long-awaited sentimental visit to his ancestral home in Wexford. III. De Valera with famous figures: IV. Mrs. John F. Kennedy in 1964 and V. Pope John XXIII in In fine condition. Approximately 18 x 24cm

50 156. KENNEDY, John Fitzgerald. A Memory of John Fitzgerald Kennedy. Visit to Ireland 26th-29th June, Illustrated. Dublin: Wood Printing Works, [1963]. pp. 32. Pale green cloth, title in gilt on upper cover. A very good copy. Scarce [KENNEDY, John Fitzgerald] In Memoriam: J.F.K.. By George Reavey. S.n. (c.1964). Folded sheet. One of only 1,000 copies printed. Small stain to upper cover, otherwise a very good copy. Scarce. 150 Poetic tribute to John Fitzgerald Kennedy KEOHLER, Thomas. Songs of a Devotee. Dublin: Maunsel, mo. pp. 40. Errata slip. Pictorial wrappers. First edition, issued as Number Two of The Tower Press Booklets. A very good copy. Author was a friend of James Joyce. 45 SIGNED LIMITED EDITION 159. KERNOFF, Harry. Woodcuts. Foreword by Edward Sheehy. Dublin: Cahill, Quarto. pp. [76]. Grey linen, title in black on upper cover and spine. Edition limited to 220 copies, signed and numbered by the artist. A near fine copy. Rare. 675 Harry Kernoff ( ), artist, was born in London, son of a Russian father and Spanish mother. In 1914 the family moved to Dublin, where he studied at the Metropolitan School of Art and won the Taylor Scholarship in He began his working life as a woodworker in his father's furniture business, and this led him to the production of woodcuts. During his career of more than fifty years he depicted most of the literary figures of Dublin, including Joyce and Yeats, and many of the people of Dun Chaoin and the Blasket Islands. Three collections of his woodcuts were published in limited editions KERNOFF, Harry. Postcard. Castle Steps, Shop Street, Dublin. Signed by Kernoff. With a note in his hand on verso dated November 1st., 1949: "Regret I have a council meeting at 4pm Fri 4th Nov of RHA. But look in some time later or another day. Sincerely / Harry Kernoff". 9 x 24cm. Fine KIELY, Benedict. A Cow in the House. And Nine Other Stories. London: Victor Gollancz, First edition. pp Brown paper boards, titled in gilt. Ex. library with stamp. In original illustrated d.j

51 FINE IRISH BINDING BY BERNARD KIERNAN 162. [KIERNAN, Bernard. Bound by] The Golden Ass. By Apuleius. Translated by William Adlington. London: Chiswick Press for G. Bell and Sons, Quarto. One of two hundred numbered copies. Bound in 1960 by Bernard Kiernan in full light brown morocco with fifteen onlaid deep purple morocco medallions with radiating sun motif in gilt, each medallion encircled by a black morocco border. Spine divided into six compartments with onlaid grey morocco hexagons and black morocco label lettered in gilt. Burnt orange morocco doublures with gilt rays emanating from a plain central oval stagger the eyes when the book is opened. All edges are gilt. An occasional small spot of foxing. A bit of soiling to doublures. A splendid copy in a stunning binding. 5,750 48

52 49 De Búrca Ra re Books In 1904, publisher George Bell and Sons issued a beautifully designed and printed edition of the ancient classic The Golden Ass, aka Metamorphosis, by Apuleius in its 1566 English translation by William Adlington. Published in an edition of 200 numbered copies for sale, it was printed by the Chiswick Press. Few are aware of master bookbinder Bernard Kiernan ( ). Bernard Henry Kiernan took up bookbinding as a hobby in 1954 at age thirty-two. He was largely self-taught and became a member of the Guild of Contemporary Binders in 1958 and exhibited at Foyles in the same year. He was elected a Fellow of the Guild but, alas, died in 1967 at age forty-five. Bibliographer J.R. Abbey had a number of books bound by him, one of which is illustrated in The Anthony Dowd Collection of Modern Bindings (John Rylands University Library, 2002, pp ). He also bound a copy of Craig's Irish Bookbindings (the Maddock Collection). A copy of Charles Holme's The Art of the Book bound by Kiernan is found in the British Library. He was held in high regard for his original designs and tooling skills, as splendidly displayed here. His career was short, his work distinguished KILGANNON, Tadhg. Sligo and Its Surroundings. A descriptive and pictorial guide to the history, scenery, antiquities and places of interest in and around Sligo. Profusely illustrated and with maps of the county and town. Sligo: Kilgannon, First edition. pp. xxii 360. Green cloth, title and Round Tower in gilt on upper cover. Owner's signature on front endpaper. A fine copy. Scarce. 150 The chapters include: Story of Sligo; The Borough of Sligo; Lough Gill; The County of Sligo, and Industrial and Business Section [KILLARNEY] Photographic View Album of Killarney Lakes, Glengarriff and Neighbourhood. The Prince of Wales Route. 58 selected views of the most interesting subjects from Valentine's Series of Irish Views, fully described. Dundee, Edinburgh and London: Printed by Valentine & Sons, n.d. (c.1907). Oblong quarto. Gilt illustrated paper boards, blind stamped on upper cover. 'Published By Miss Reardon 68 High Street'. Repair to spine. Very good. 65 LE BROCQUY'S MASTERPIECE LIMITED EDITION TO 50 COPIES ONLY 165. KINSELLA, Thomas. The Táin. Translated from the Irish by Thomas Kinsella. With one hundred and thirty-one brush drawings by Louis le Brocquy. Illustrated with maps, and three plates from the Lebor na huidre, The Yellow Book of Lecan and The Book of Leinster. Dublin: Dolmen Press, Folio. pp Full red straight grained morocco, title in gilt on spine; decoration by Le Brocquy in gilt on upper and lower covers. Edition limited to 50 copies only. Signed by Thomas Kinsella, Louis Le Brocquy and publisher Liam Miller. A fine copy in acetate dust jacket and housed in a protective black solander box as issued. 12,000 Miller 154. In 1969, when Kinsella completed the entire translation, Liam Miller was inspired to ask Ireland's premier living artist Louis le Brocquy to illustrate the text. The result was a triumph, undoubtedly the finest Irish book of its time. This is undoubtedly the most famous book issued by the Dolmen Press and has been widely acclaimed for Thomas Kinsella's translation of the Irish epic tale, for Louis le Brocquy's vigorous brush drawings, and for its general design - Miller. The binding is possibly the finest ever executed by Paddy Kavanagh and Colin Moore at Museum Bookbindings in Baggot Street KINSELLA, Thomas. A Selected Life. Dublin: Printed at the Dolmen Press for Peppercanister, Bound in half blue morocco over light blue linen boards, titled in gilt on spine. Edition limited to 150 numbered and signed copies. A fine copy. 175 Kinsella's memorial to Sean Ó Riada. The contents include: Galloping Green: May 1962; Coolea: 6 October 1971; St. Gobnait's Graveyard, Balyvourney: that evening. THE FINEST BOOK OF ITS TIME 167. KINSELLA, Thomas & Louis Le BROCQUY. The Táin. Translated by Thomas Kinsella from the Irish Táin Bó Cuailgne. Brush Drawings by Louis le Brocquy. Dublin: Dolmen Press 1985, small folio in illustrated wrapper. Library Edition with [all] the illustrations of the first edition, in association with the University of Pennsylvania Press. Fine copy, virtually mint. 375 The Táin Bó Cuailgne the Cattle Drive of Cooley is the central story in the great old-irish sagacycle featuring the Sons of Usnech, Cuchulain, Ferdia, Maeve and the rival bulls of Connaught and

53 Ulster, culminating in the 'battle of the bulls'. The distinguished poet Thomas Kinsella began translating parts of the Táin while still a young man; short sections were published by Liam Miller's Dolmen Press in 1954 and The original limited edition of 1,750 copies published in 1969 sold out within months, and has become very rare and expensive. A reduced octavo edition with only 30 of the original 130 illustrations was published in 1970, and has been many times reprinted; but the full magnificent suite of illustrations was unavailable until this Library Edition was issued in It is itself a scarce book, as the bulk of the edition was distributed to libraries worldwide, and it has not been reprinted. See item LARMINIE, William. West Irish Folk-Tales and Romances. Collected and translated. With introduction and notes, and appendix containing specimens of the Gaelic originals phonetically spelt. London: Elliot Stock, First edition. pp. xxviii, 258, 1. Large paper edition. Recent quarter morocco on original cloth boards. Top edge gilt. Very scarce

54 This work consists of eighteen stories collected between 1884 and 1889 from the oral tradition in Galway, Mayo and Donegal. The tales were translated literally from the original Irish by Larminie and prefaced with an illuminating essay on the origin and sources of folklore. These tales were all taken down word for word, from the dictation of the peasant narrators. The contents includes: The gloss gavlen; Morraha; The ghost and his wives; The story of Bloultach; King Mananun; The champion of the red belt; Jack; The servant of poverty; Simon and Margaret; The son of the king of Prussia; Beauty of the world; Grig; The little girl who got the better of the gentleman; Gilla of the enchantments; The woman who went to hell; The king who had twelve sons; The red pony; The nine-legged steed; The phonetic text; Specimens of the tales in (phonetic) Irish; Notes. The narrators included: John M'Ginty, Valley, Achill; P. M'Grale, Dugort, Achill; Michael Faherty, Renvyle, County Galway; Terence Davis, Renvyle; P. Minahan, Malinmore, Glencolumkille, County Galway and Jack Gillespie, Glencolumkille. William Larminie was born in Castlebar in 1849, descended from a family of Huguenot émigrés. He was a civil servant and was known during his lifetime as a poet. His fame, however, rests on the work which he carried out in the field of folklore. THE EMERALD ISLE ALBUM SERIES 169. LAWRENCE, William. The Counties of Wicklow and Wexford. Fifty seven Platinatone Views with Descriptive Guide, from Photographs by William Lawrence. Dublin: Lawrence, n.d. (c.1890). Oblong quarto. Grey paper wrappers decorated and titled in gilt. Frayed. 35 Included are photographs of: Glendalough; Bray; Rathdrum; Enniskerry; The Lover's Leap, in the Dargle; Powerscourt House; The Sugar Loaf; The Devil's Glen; The Vale of Avoca; Avondale; Wicklow town; New Ross; Dunbrody Abbey; Vinegar Hill; Enniscorthy; Wexford town; Ferrycarrig; Johnstown Castle, etc., etc. "I am just returned from Wicklow, delighted with all I have seen the ruins at the Seven Churches are singularly curious; the oldest places, perhaps, where the Christian faith was taught, and which still remain standing". - Extract from letter written by Sir Walter Scott to Maria Edgeworth LEAHY, A.H. Heroic Romances of Ireland. Translated into English prose and verse, with preface, special introductions and notes. Two volumes. London: David Nutt, 1905/06. Quarto. pp. (1) xxix, 197 (2) xi, 161. Recent half green goatskin on marbled boards. A very good set. Scarce. 275 The chapters include: The Courtship of Etain; Mac Datho's Boar; The Sick-bed of Cuchulain; The Exile of the Sons of Usnach; The Combat at the Ford; Táin Bo Fraich; The Raid for Dartaid's Cattle; The Raid for the Cattle of Regamon; The Driving of the Cattle of Flaidais; The Apparition of the Great Queen to Cuchulain LESLIE, Rev. James B. History of Kilsaran Union of Parishes in the County of Louth. Being a history of the parishes of Kilsaran, Gernonstown, Stabannon, Manfieldstown and Dromiskin. With many particulars relating to the parishes of Richardstown, Dromin and Darver. Comprising a large section of mid-louth. With five maps (two coloured) and forty two illustrations. Dundalk: William Tempest, pp. xvi, Red cloth, titled in gilt. With the armorial bookplate of George Digby Scott and pencil inscription on verso of f.f.e. by James Seery. A fine copy of this scarce local history LEWIS, Samuel. A Topographical Dictionary of Ireland, comprising the several counties, cities, boroughs, corporate, market & post towns, parishes & villages, with historical and statistical descriptions; embellished with engravings of the arms of the cities, bishoprics, corporate towns, and boroughs; and the seals of the several municipal corporations. With list of subscribers. Together with: Lewis' Atlas of the Counties of Ireland. Three volumes. London: Published by S. Lewis, Large quarto. pp. (1) lxviii, 675, (2) ii, 742, (3) Atlas. Original brown cloth. Spines expertly rebacked. A very good set. 675 LIMERICK'S FIGHTING STORY 173. [LIMERICK] Limerick's Fighting Story from 1916 to the Truce with Britain. Told by the men who made it. Edited by Col. J.M. MacCarthy. Illustrated. Tralee: Anvil, n.d. (c.1947). pp Illustrated wrappers. Repair to upper cover and spine. A very good copy. 125 The story of three brigades, west, mid and east and their fight against the Occupation Forces in the county and city of Limerick. 51

55 See items 174, 40, & LODGE, John Esq. The Peerage of Ireland, or, A Genealogical History of the Present Nobility of that Kingdom. With engravings of their paternal Coats of Arms. Collected from the public Records; authentic Manuscripts; approved Historians; well-attested Pedigrees; and personal Information. Four volumes. Dublin: Leathley, First edition. Recent half calf on marbled boards. Paper repair to titlepages of first two volumes. A very good set. 650 ESTC N11875 locates 5 copies only in Ireland. John Lodge, (died c.1774) Deputy Keeper of Bermingham Tower Records, later Deputy Keeper of the Rolls was a celebrated antiquary who first published this Peerage of Ireland in The eminent Irish scholar Dr. Reeves said of him: "In the department of Genealogy he was the most distinguished compiler that Ireland has produced". Lodge in the preface states: "The work then, in itself, is the History of all the noble Families, which, at present, compose the Peerage of Ireland, together with those of their descendants, whether existing or extinct, and, as many of their ancestors, from time to time, have had a notable share in the government and transactions of the kingdom, the history thereof, so far as they were engaged, naturally fell within my intended compass, and is faithfully stated". What makes this work most invaluable is that nearly all the records John Lodge consulted were destroyed in the Four Courts in METICULOUS SCHOLARSHIP AND MIRACULOUS DEDICATION 175. LOEBER, Rolf & Magda. BURNHAM, Anne Mullin. A Guide to Irish Fiction Illustrated. Dublin: Four Courts Press, pp. cxv, Black paper boards titled in silver. A very good copy in dust jacket. 85 "This 'Guide' then, is more than a literary resource, although it is clearly that. Its value lies not just in its range and variety, not just in its exposure of our ignorance (although it helps greatly to alleviate that), but also in its power to persuade us to look again at the categories we use to describe fiction. For their frailty is exposed here, in the most severe test of received opinion that meticulous scholarship and miraculous dedication have provided in a very long time. It is proper to salute this magnificent achievement in the best way - by trying to absorb it. This will take some time" - Seamus Deane LOGAN, Patrick. Making the Cure. A look at Irish Folk Medicine. With coloured plates. Dublin: Talbot Press, pp. xiii, 178. Green paper boards, titled in gilt. A very good copy in frayed dust jacket [LONDONDERRY] Souvenir of Londonderry. Twelve tipped-in views of the city and environs. Dublin & Belfast: Published by Eason & Son, Ltd., n.d. (c.1919). Oblong octavo. Printed card cover with twine ties. Label of Emery & Son, Printers & Stationers, Londonderry on upper cover. A fine copy. Rare

56 178. LONGFIELD, Ada K. National Museum of Ireland. Guide to the Collection of Lace. Illustrated. Dublin: Stationery Office, pp. viii, 46, [22 (plates)]. Illustrated stiff wrappers. A fine copy [LOVE LETTER] Broadside. Love Letter. (14.7 x 30.8cm). Copy of a very curious Love Letter from a young man to a young woman. Engraved at head. Dublin? (c. 1850). Of the utmost rarity. 125 No copy located on COPAC. The letter begins: The great love and tenderness I have hitherto expressed for you is false. And I now feel that my indifference towards you increase Proportionable every day. And the more I see you the more you appear ridicules', and an object of contempt... Yes, Madam, I think sincerely,... You need not put yourself to the smallest trouble to send or write me an answer... Your affectionate lover, till death,... J. B... n ". The second half of the letter has a 'Certain cure for love'! 180. [LYNCH, Liam] Liam Lynch Commemoration th Anniversary of the death of General Liam Lynch, Chief of Staff Irish Republican Army. Tributes to his memory. Drogheda: pp. 32. A very good copy in illustrated wrappers LYONS, F.S.L. Charles Stewart Parnell. Illustrated. London: Collins, pp Brown paper boards titled in gilt. A very good copy in repaired dust jacket. 50 Parnell took up residence with Mrs. Kitty O'Shea in the summer of 1886, her husband Captain O'Shea broke with the Irish party and placed himself at the disposal of Parnell's enemies. Parnell appeared infrequently at the House of Commons and was virtually inaccessible to his lieutenants. He became the centre of attention of the series Parnellism and Crime which appeared in The Times during 1887, their authenticity not being checked. The series was based on forged letters by a disreputable Dublin journalist, Richard Pigott. A Special Commission was set up that would examine not only the series in The Times but Parnell's whole career during and after the Land War. On 1st March, when Parnell arrived in the House of Commons, Gladstone led the Liberals in a standing ovation, Parnell having been cleared of all the charges (although finding that he had supported boycotting) by the commission MACALISTER, R.A.S. The Archaeology of Ireland. With 16 plates and 39 illustrations in the text. London: Methuen, First edition. pp. xvi, 373, [1]. Blue cloth, titled in gilt. From the library of New College Oxford, with armorial bookplate and cancel stamp. Previous owner's signature on front endpaper. A very good copy MacCAFFREY, Rev. James. The Black Book of Limerick. With introduction and notes. Dublin: Gill, pp. cxx, 187. Maroon cloth, titled in gilt. A very good copy. Scarce. 475 The contents include: Irish Episcopal Elections in the Middle Ages; The Diocese and the Bishop of Limerick; The Writings of Gillbert, Bishop of Limerick; The Archbishop of Canterbury and the Irish Church; The Chapter of St. Mary's Cathedral; The Year of Grace; Limerick and the Bishops of the Province; The Bishop and the Roman Curia; Political Influences in the Dioceses of Limerick, etc M'DERMOT, Martin. A New and Impartial History of Ireland, from the earliest accounts to the present time. Comprising the period antecedent to the Christian era, together with a vindication of the early annals, and an introduction to the history and antiquities of Ireland. Engraved portraits. Four volumes in two. London: Printed by J. M'Gowan, Great Windmill Street, Haymarket, n.d. (c.1820). Ex libris with stamps. Paper repair (p.17 Vol. 3). Recent quarter 53

57 green morocco. Foxed. Exceedingly rare. 375 COPAC locates the Cambridge and Leicester copies only. Not in Gilbert McDONNELL, Kathleen Keyes. There is a Bridge at Bandon. A Personal Account of the Irish War of Independence. Illustrated. Cork and Dublin: Mercier Press, First edition. pp Green cloth, title in gilt on spine. Ex. lib and with previous owner's signature. A very good copy in dust jacket. Scarce. 225 An outstanding book, telling the inside story of the failure of the 1916 Rising in Cork, the reorganising of the Volunteers, and the Essex Regiment's reign of terror in West Cork , by a woman who lived through those times. Kathleen Keyes McDonnell was the wife of a Bandon miller and businessman who was one of the first supporters of the Irish Volunteers, in an area that had been a stronghold of militant Protestantism since the plantations of the late 16th century. She came from a distinguished family - Tim Healy was a relative - and her husband William was a prosperous mill-owner and trader at Castlelack near Bandon. William's father Richard was the first Catholic magistrate in Bandon. The writer tells how her life changed forever after her husband agreed to sponsor a meeting of the Irish Volunteers in late 1913, in spite of his father's opposition. Castlelack became the HQ of the Volunteer battalion, and William was arrested after the 1916 Rising, even though no shot was fired in Cork. Kathleen succeeded in having him released, but as political tensions rose again he had to leave home and go 'on the run'. Writing entirely from her personal experience, Kathleen describes the dramatic events which she saw with her own eyes as she tried to bring up her young family, her husband 'on the run', her home subject to nightly raids by Major Percival's men, and the heartbreak as their once prosperous business was driven on the rocks MacEOIN, Uinseann. Harry. The story of Harry White. With some early photographs and more recent portraits by Colman Doyle. Dublin: Argenta Publications, pp Illustrated wrappers. A fine copy. 65 Story of a leading I.R.A. veteran MacEVILLY, Michael. Seamus MacEvilly and the West Mayo Flying Column. A Family Memoir. Edited by Myles MacEvilly. Illustrated. Dublin: MacEvilly, pp. 32. Illustrated coloured wrappers. Signed by the editor. A fine copy. Scarce. 25 AUTHOR'S SECOND NOVEL 188. McGAHERN, John. The Dark. London: Faber, First edition. pp Black cloth titled in white. A very good copy in faded frayed dust jacket, with small stain on lower cover McGAHERN, John. That They May Face the Rising Sun. London: Faber, First edition. pp. [vi], 298. Black paper boards, title in white on spine. A fine copy in very good dust jacket

58 190. [McGARRITY, J.] Resistance. The Story of the Struggle in British-Occupied Ireland. Illustrated. Dublin: Irish Freedom Press, pp Illustrated wrappers. A very good copy. Scarce. 85 The chapters include: Ireland Today; Revolt in the North; They Keep Faith; Operation Harvest; Our Better Government; Guerrilla Warfare; In Preparation Election by Court Order; A Felon's Cap; The Cost is High; For Law and Order; Ulster is Ours; Out of the Past; Towards the Future MacGEOGHEGAN, Abbé. The History of Ireland Ancient & Modern. Taken from the most authentic records and dedicated to the Irish Brigade. Translated from the French by Patrick O'Kelly. With portrait of Patrick Sarsfield and engraved half-title. Dublin: Duffy, pp. (double column) 622. Recent full brown morocco, title in gilt on original black morocco letterpiece on spine. A very good copy. 375 James MacGeoghegan ( ), historian and cleric was born near Uisnech in Co. Westmeath and belonged to the family known in Irish as Cinel Fhiachach. He was a kinsman of Richard MacGeoghegan the defender of Dunboy in 1602, and Conall MacGeoghegan, translator of the 'Annals of Clonmacnoise', as well as Francis O'Molloy, author of Lucerna Fidelium. This work extends from the earliest period to the Treaty of Limerick. It combines Jacobitism with Irish patriotism, asserting the Royal title of the Stuarts while condemning England's misgovernment of Ireland, insisting on Ireland's status as a kingdom, and praising its past cultural achievements. It is dedicated to the Irish troops in the service of France and the author consulted the manuscript copy of the 'Book of Lecan', which at that time was housed in the Irish College in Paris. In his preface O'Kelly states: "One of the most important works that have ever been written respecting Ireland" MacGINTY, Blathnaid. The Game... the game is over! A Memoir. With illustrations. Dublin? pp Illustrated wrappers. Some staining. Scarce MacHALE, Most Rev. John. An Irish Translation of The Holy Bible, from the Latin Vulgate, with a Corresponding English Version, chiefly from the Douay. Accompanied with notes from the most distinguished commentators. Volume the First. Genesis to Joshua. Portrait frontis. of Archbishop MacHale. Published in Tuam. Sold by James Duffy, Dublin, Quarto. pp. viii, 388 (double column). Text within double ruled border. Green blind-stamped cloth, titled in gilt on spine. From the library of Pádhraic Ó Dubhshláine, Carna, with his bookplate. A fine copy. Rare McINTYRE, Dennis. The Meadow of the Bull. A History of Clontarf. Volume one of three volumes. Dublin: The Shara Press, pp Illustrated wrappers. Signed presentation copy from the author. A very good copy. 45 THE GREAT FITZGERALDS 195. MacNIOCAILL, G. Ed. by. The Red Book of the Earls of Kildare. Dublin: I.M.C., pp. xix, 210. Red cloth, title in gilt on spine. A very good copy. 95 The Red Book of the Earls of Kildare is a cartulary containing transcripts of some two hundred documents relating to lands of the Kildare FitzGeralds in Leinster, Munster and Connaught. The entries begin at the close of the twelfth to the early part of the sixteenth century. They were compiled by Philip Flattisbury of Johnstown, near Naas and were completed by him in [MacSWINEY, Terence J.] The Music of Freedom. By Cuireadóir. With decorated titlepage. Cork: Risen Gaedheal Press, pp. 105, [4]. Blue cloth, titled in gilt on upper cover and spine. Signature of Angela De Barra on front endpaper. Near fine. Exceedingly rare. 375 COPAC with 2 locations only. Terence MacSwiney, Lord Mayor of Cork and O/C Cork No. 1 Brigade IRA, died in 1920 on the 74th day of a hunger strike in protest at his imprisonment by the British Authorities. He was a full-time organiser for the Irish Volunteers and a close friend of Michael Collins. His long martyrdom was a turning point in the struggle for independence. DUKE OF LEINSTER'S COPY 197. MAHAFFY, J.P. Greek Pictures. Drawn with pencil and pen. London: The Religious Tract Society, Small folio. pp. 223, 1 (index), 8. Pictorial cloth. From the Duke of Leinster's 55

59 library with the Carton armorial bookplate. Small stain on upper cover, occasional foxing as usual. A nice copy MAHR, Adolph & RAFTERY, Joseph. Christian Art in Ancient Ireland. Selected objects illustrated and described. Edited on behalf of the Government of the Irish Free State by Adolph Mahr and Joseph Raftery. Two volumes. Dublin: Published by the Stationery Office, Imperial quarto. pp. (1) xxvii, 80 [plates], (2) 184, 50 [plates] + errata. Half buckram on linen. A very good copy. Rare. 465 This work traces pre-christian Celtic art in all its forms. It also attempts to answer questions on the chronology and the connections of early Celtic art with the arts of Europe. 'Christian Art in Ancient Ireland' was cultivated by the stimulating force of early Irish Christianity. The Church was, effectively, the 'raison d'être' of the adaptation of an art already known and we can sense the ever-present urge to produce something really spectacular for the service of God. With the excellent large format collotype plates of objects of Irish art, not only from the Irish museum and private collections but also from collections in Britain, Norway, Denmark, France and Belgium. RARE WICKLOW ITEM 199. [MANUSCRIPT MAP] A perfect Mape and Survey of the lands of Clonmaning it lyeth in the Barrony of Newcail and County of Wicklow containeing two 268 acres, 3 roods, and 11 perches. Surveyed by me Owen Swan. Contemporary hand-coloured map, with decorative cartouche, scale and compass. Illustrated with a pen and ink sketch of the surveyor standing by his instrument (alidade - from the Arabic 'the ruler') and with two cherubs attaching a chain from it to a tree. A charming and decorative item. In modern quarter morocco binder's folder, title in gilt on morocco label on upper cover x 35cm. A fine example. Unique. 875 Owen Swan fl Not much is known about Swan, the NLI lists three estate maps by him, made between 1693 and Two are of estates in County Armagh and the other is a "Photostat" copy of our unique map 'A perfect mape and survey of Clonmanning Co. Wicklow'. John Andrews says 56

60 57 De Búrca Ra re Books it comes from the Truell Papers, a microfilm copy is in NLI, mic. P There is also an NLI Report on the Truell Papers (Private Collection report No. 163) which describes the Truell, Yarner, Jones and Stone family papers in Clonmannan (P. of Rathnew, B. of Newcastle), Co. Wicklow. Andrews also mentions this map in Plantation Acres (1985), p It is one of two maps that show a plane table in use. The first is on a Thomas Raven estate map in 1635, and the second is the Owen Swan map in about The image is taken from an illustration in a book by William Leybourn The Compleat Surveyor (London, 1674) MARTIN, F.X. Ed. by. The Howth Gun-Running and the Kilcoole Gun-Running With a foreword by Eamon de Valera. With illustrations and maps on endpapers. Dublin: Browne and Nolan, pp. xxvi, 201. Red paper boards, title in gilt on spine. A very good copy in dust jacket. 65 On 26 July 1914 a little white yacht, overloaded with a cargo of rifles and ammunition, sailed bravely into Howth Harbour and into Irish history. It was an audacious and a perfectly timed operation carried out in broad daylight, under the eyes of officers of the Crown. THE O'DEMPSEYS OF CLAN MALIERE 201. MATHEWS, Thomas. An Account of The O'Dempseys, Chiefs of Clan Maliere. Dublin: Hodges Figgis, First edition. pp. vii, 203. Green cloth, titled in gilt on upper cover and spine. Previous owner's presentation in pencil on half title. Covers slightly faded. A very good copy. Very rare. 375 COPAC locates 4 copies only. The O'Dempseys were a powerful clan, situated in the territory lying on the borders of Laois and Offaly known as Clanmalier. The title Viscount Clanmalier was bestowed by James I of England on Terence O'Dempsey, the family being then and in the reign of Elizabeth I consistently pro-english. This was quite contrary to the stance taken by their ancestors, whose chief boasted of being one of the very few Irish leaders who defeated Strongbow in a military engagement. Their loyalty however to the catholic James II resulted in the loss of their ancient patrimony. This is an excellent study of the clan by a leading family historian [MAYNOOTH COLLEGE] St. Patrick's College Maynooth. An Album of Views and Portraits. From Maynooth College Its Centenary History Dublin: Browne and Nolan, Ltd., Quarto. pp. 63. Bound at the Education Society Press, Byculla (India) in full black morocco, titled in gilt on upper cover. 45 The most interesting illustrations from Most Rev. Dr. Healy's Centenary History of Maynooth College published separately as a souvenir marking the hundred years celebration of the founding of the College of Maynooth [MIST, Nathaniel] Mist's Closet Broke Open, or, Several Letters intercepted, in which are contain'd some old Truths new told : The letters are as follow. Caleb D'Anvers to Mist. B-ll-ke to Mist. From Oxford to Mist. Captain Johnson to Mist. From France to Mist. From Spain to Mist. From Rome to Mist. From Germany to Mist. From Rhoan to Mist. Mist to the Bishop of R-ch-er. Mist to Bingley. Mist to the Duke of Wh-t-n. Mist to Mys-Mist to Captain Johnson. Mist to a Brother Printer London: Printed, and Sold by A. Moore, near St. Paul's, pp. 16. Recent quarter morocco on marbled boards. Some browning and stains to pages. A very good copy. Very rare. 675 ESTC N COPAC locates 6 copies only. The bookseller's name in the imprint is fictitious. A collection of epigrams, ostensibly from the papers of Nathaniel Mist, the publisher. Nathaniel Mist (died 1737) was an 18th-century British printer and journalist whose Mist's Weekly Journal was the central, most visible, and most explicit opposition newspaper

61 to the Whig administrations of Robert Walpole. Where other opposition papers would defer, Mist's would explicitly attack the government of Walpole and the entire House of Hanover. He was a Jacobite of strong convictions and pugnacious determination who employed various authors writing under pseudonyms, from Lewis Theobald to Daniel Defoe, and was frequently tried by the government for sedition. His early years are obscure, and he first enters the public record and public eye as the owner of a successful printing press in As owner and master of the press, he began immediately to publish his own journals. His first effort, The Citizen, ran to only nine issues in His second effort was to take over Weekly Journal, or, Saturday's Post in December This would later, in May 1725, become Mist's Weekly Journal (the Weekly Journal published by Mist). In 1717, he attempted Wednesday's Journal, but that ran to only five issues, and The Entertainer in 1718 ran successfully to 38 issues before being taken over by another press. Mist's Weekly Journal, however, was an enormous success and reflected the editor's personal political vision MOODY, T.W. Davitt and Irish Revolution Illustrated. Oxford: Clarendon Press, First edition. pp. xxiv, 674. Black paper boards, title in gilt on spine. A fine copy in dust jacket. 65 Michael Davitt, ( ), 'The Father of the Land League' was born at Straide, County Mayo. His father was a member of a secret agrarian society and at the age of six in 1852 he saw his family evicted during the clearances that followed the Great Famine. They emigrated to Lancashire, where Michael was employed on a cotton mill; at the age of eleven his arm was badly injured by a machine and had to be amputated just below the shoulder. He joined the I.R.B. and in 1870 was arrested for his involvement in arms trafficking on a charge of treason-felony, and was sentenced to fifteen years penal servitude. Due to degrading and inhuman conditions in prison and ill health he was released seven years later. He later wrote an account of his experiences in a publication entitled, 'Leaves from a Prison Diary'. On Saturday 16th August 1879 in James Daly's Hotel, Castlebar, the 'Land League' was founded MITCHELL, Susan L. George Moore. Irishmen of Today Series. Dublin & London: Maunsel, pp Blue cloth, title in blind on upper cover and in gilt on spine. Minor spotting to fore-edge, otherwise a very good copy MORYSON, Fynes. An Itinerary. Containing his ten years travel through the twelve dominions of Germany, Boherland, Switzerland, Netherland, Denmark, Poland, Italy, Turkey, France, England, Scotland and Ireland. With plates. Four volumes. Glasgow: MacLehose, Red cloth, title in gilt on spines. A very good set. Rare. 285 Moryson's account of his travels throughout Europe was published posthumously in London in Almost one third of that book was devoted to affairs in Ireland. It is an excellent eye-witness account of the final years of Gaelic Ireland, the rebellion of O'Neill and O'Donnell, culminating in the defeat of Gaelic Ireland at Kinsale MUIR, Percy. Private Presses. An address by Percy Muir. Amsterdam: pp. 32. Marbled wrappers, title on printed label on upper cover. Signed presentation copy from Percy Muir MULLALA, James. The Political History of Ireland, from the commencement of Lord Townshend's Administration, to the departure of the Marquis of Buckingham; With Observations on the Trade and Finance of the Country. Dublin: Printed by P. Byrne, No. 108, Grafton-Street, pp. [iv], iv, 320. Modern half morocco. A very good copy. 675 ESTC T Bradshaw Dedicated to the Duke of Leinster, Mullala in the preface states: "I have chosen for my subject the most interesting period in the annals of my country, although it furnishes few materials to dignify and grace the historic page, it is however filled with eventful operations, and to relate them becomes rather an act of duty, than a claim to literary fame". An exhaustive and comprehensive view of the political state of Ireland and the mismanagement of her affairs in the latter part of the eighteenth century. Mullala gives us a firsthand account of the blatant corrupt practices of the Establishment, and asks the question why out of the three hundred members who compose the Irish House of Commons, eighty-two only are chosen by the people. George Townshend ( ) after a distinguished military career which began at the Battle of Culloden, later at Quebec under Wolfe, became Lord Lieutenant of Ireland in 1767, a post which he 58

62 held until 1772 when he was recalled. The introduction of the Octennial Act, his proposal to increase the Irish military, and his endeavours to break down the Government by corruptly granting new peerages, places, and pensions, eventually led to his demise. Robert Hobart ( ) while Chief Secretary in the Irish Administration introduced a Catholic Relief Act, named after him, which gave the franchise to the rural Forty-shilling Freeholders. This was the most far reaching stage in emancipation legislation prior to the Union. HOLY CROSS ABBEY 209. MURPHY, Rev. Denis. Ed. by. Triumphalia Chronologica Monasterii Sanctae Crucis in Hibernia - The Glorious History of The Monastery of Holy Cross in Ireland. De Cisterciensium Hibernorum. Viris Illustribus. Edited with a translation, notes, and illustrations. With 9 plates (one coloured). Dublin: Fallon, Second edition. Quarto. pp. lxxi, 315. Original red cloth, title in gilt along spine. Occasional light foxing. Ex lib with stamps. A very good copy. 235 The Abbey of Holy Cross was founded by Donal Mór O'Brien in the twelfth century. It is situated on the west bank of the river Suir about three miles from Thurles and took its name from the portion of the True Cross that was kept there. This history is taken from an original manuscript written by Malachy Hartry, a monk of the monastery in It was later owned by Walter Harris, from him it went to the Lanigan family and eventually ended up with Archbishop Croke of Cashel who gave permission for publication. It also contains a history of 41 other Cistercian monasteries throughout Ireland. 59

63 210. MUSGRAVE, Sir Richard. Memoirs of the Different Rebellions in Ireland from the Arrival of the English. A Particular Detail of that which Broke Out the XXIID of May With a History of the Conspiracy which preceded it. To this edition is added A Concise History of the Reformation in Ireland and Considerations on the Means of Extending Its Advantages Therein. Illustrated with ten folding engraved maps. Dublin: Printed by Robert Marchbank for John Miliken, 32 Grafton-Street and John Stockdale, Piccadilly, London, Second edition. pp. x, 636, 210, 8 (index), + errata. Quarto. Contemporary full calf. Spine expertly rebacked, titled in gilt. Armorial bookplate on front pastedown. Contemporary signature of Richard Gregory on page one. Occasional light foxing, otherwise a very good copy. 575 Sir Richard Musgrave ( ) was born into a Protestant gentry family in County Waterford. While nothing of his career as an M.P. was particularly remarkable it is his political ideology that has acquired a great deal of interest. The area where Musgrave grew up saw a great deal of agrarian upheaval, in the form of the Whiteboys and Rightboys, in the latter half of the eighteenth century. This unrest influenced Musgrave in his political outlook including his position on the Catholic population. His Memoirs of the Different Rebellions in Ireland is recognised as a seminal history of the 1798 Rebellion. It argues, controversially that the Rebellion was an attempt by Catholics, under the influence of the clergy, to eliminate Protestant 'heresy' in Ireland by eliminating the Protestant population. Lowndes dismissed this work as "a party work, abounding in misrepresentation". Musgrave, however, points out that although "some obloquy and abuse" had been levelled against the book and its author, he had been assured by the officers involved in the campaigns that his "military transactions have been accurately transcribed". The first edition of 1250 copies sold so quickly that the author realised he was on to a good thing. In his second edition there is much new material added, mostly in the appendix and also 'A Justification for Having Published this Work'. In this he criticises the English "It is a positive fact, that the mass of the people of England are as ignorant of the real state of Ireland, and of the causes of her disturbances and insurrections, as they are of the most remote regions in the torrid and frigid zones". The maps included are: General Map of Ireland; A Map of the North part of the County of Wexford; A Map of the South part of the County of Wexford; Ground-plan of Enniscorthy and Vinegar-hill; Elevation of Vinegar-hill; Ground-plan of Wexford; Ground-plan of Ross; Plan of the town and battle of Arklow; A Map showing the movements of the Army of Marquis Cornwallis and General Lake. 60

64 61 De Búrca Ra re Books 211. VERAX [MUSGRAVE, Sir Richard] A Broadside. Addressed to the Printer of the Dublin Journal. Single foolscap page, printed on one side only. Referring to the actions of James Caulfield, Catholic Bishop of Ferns during the Rebellion of "That doctor James Caulfield, the Catholic Bishop, and his clergy were prisoners at large in Wexford; that they were terrified but not personally insulted; that the Bishop and his clergy, on their knees, and with uplifted hands, saved some of the close prisoners, who were brought out for execution, the day before the arrival of the king's troops; and that about 20 lives mostly Protestants, were saved by them". S.n. Dublin? In very good condition. Unrecorded. Of the utmost rarity. 1,250 No copy located on COPAC. Not in NLI. Musgrave was not the only supporter of 'Protestant ascendancy' to recognise that the events of May and June 1798 provided them with a glorious opportunity to promote their political agenda. Within days of the outbreak of the rebellion, the pages of the Dublin Journal reverberated with accounts of rebel atrocities and priestly participation in support of the contention that the rebellion was a 'popish plot' against Protestantism. This claim was endorsed by Patrick Duigenan in an attack on Henry Grattan, and implicitly sustained by Musgrave himself in two publications - an anonymous defence of the stern security actions taken by the state in as necessary to 'subdue a ferocious and sanguinary spirit that would have disgraced the Tartars and Saracens' and this commentary, published under the pen name Verax in the Dublin Journal in August James Caulfield, the Catholic Bishop of Ferns, who resided in Wexford town, defended his actions during those terrible days of July in a letter to his superior, Archbishop John Troy of Dublin. He utterly refutes all accusations, falsehoods. See Dublin Diocesan Archives, Troy Correspondence (AB2/116/7 No. 73) MYERS, Albert Cook. Immigration of the Irish Quakers into Pennsylvania With their early history in Ireland. Illustrated. Baltimore: Genealogical, pp. xxii, 477. Blue cloth, title in gilt on spine. A very good copy [NATIONAL GRAVES] The Last Post. The details and stories of Republican dead 1913/1975. Foreword by Joe Clarke. Second enlarged edition. Dublin: National Graves Association, Tall octavo. pp Illustrated stiff wrappers. A fine copy. 65 CONNEMARA CALLING 214. NEAVE, Sir Digby, Bart. Four Days in Connemara. London: Bentley, pp. vi, 306. Green blind stamped cloth, titled in gilt. Light fading to covers, otherwise a very good copy. Very scarce. 395 Interesting tour of post-famine Connemara, with topographical, social and historical notices of this most scenic part of Ireland. RARE FIRST EDITION 215. NEILSON, Rev. Wm. An Introduction to the Irish Language. I - Original and comprehensive grammar. II - Familiar phrases, and dialogues. III - Extracts from Irish books, and manuscripts, in the original character. Three parts in one. With copious tables of the contractions. List of subscribers. Dublin: Printed for P. Wogan, 15, Lower Ormond-Quay, First edition. pp. xiii, [3], 159, [1], 88, 30. Modern quarter morocco on marbled boards. Titlepage in superior facsimile. Occasional light foxing. A very good copy. 145 Rev. Neilson ( ), a Presbyterian clergyman, was born in Rademon, County Down, and was educated in his father's school, Patrick Lynch's Irish school at Loughinisland, and Glasgow University. He often preached in Irish, and in this book which is an abridgement of Begley's and MacCurtain's English-Irish Dictionary, and gives us a unique record of the Irish spoken in County Down, at the turn of the nineteenth century. He was one of the first to recognise the value of 'caint na ndaoine' - the living speech of the people. In the revival of the Irish language, he was a hundred years before his time. Text and notes in English. Examples in Irish with English translations. With separate titlepage and pagination for each part. COLLINS' MAN IN THE CASTLE 216. NELIGAN, David. The Spy in the Castle. Illustrated. London: MacGibbon & Kee, First edition. pp Green paper boards titled in gilt. A fine copy in very good dust jacket. Very scarce. 225

65 David Neligan joined the Dublin Metropolitan Police during the First World War. He was to become Michael Collins' right-hand man in his intelligence network against the British Forces. At great personal risk, Neligan was able to pass vital information to Collins, who himself was leading a life of great danger from all sides. This work covers in every detail the treacheries, heroisms, excitements and dangers of that time. MAURA SCANNELL'S COPY ILLUSTRATED BY WENDY WALSH 217. NELSON, Charles. Trees of Ireland. Native and Naturalised. With numerous illustrations in colour by Wendy Walsh. Dublin: Lilliput Press, First edition. Folio. pp. vii, 247. Colour illustrated stiff wrappers. Maura Scannell's copy, with her signature on titlepage. Also with her corrections and insertions. A fine copy

66 63 De Búrca Ra re Books Mrs. Wendy Walsh, an outstanding international botanic artist who works entirely in watercolour, has designed postage stamps for Ireland and Kiribati (Gilbert Islands) and painted plant portraits for Kew Magazine. Her most noted publications include An Irish Florilegium I & II, A Prospect of Irish Flowers, The Burren and Flowers of Mayo. Her flower paintings were exhibited at the Royal Botanical Gardens, Kew, London, during the summer of 1992, and her tree paintings have been given the Alpine Garden Society of Ireland's gold award over two successive years. This book celebrates one of the most enduring and spectacular features of Ireland's botanical heritage, with thirty-one exquisitely rendered watercolours accompanied by an informative, highly researched text by a distinguished taxonomist and natural historian. The botanical paintings are the principal feature of The Trees of Ireland: each species is given its own colour plate, depicting mature foliage, flowers and fruits, summer leaf, and a winter profile silhouetted in Chinese ink. Delicate, subtle, and accurate in every detail, they are in themselves works of art. Additional chapters deal with the literature of trees, rare and champion specimens in Ireland, propagation, conservation and recording, and the natural history of Irish woodlands since the Ice Age. There are appendices on tree cultivars, recorded apple varieties, as well as a comprehensive bibliography and index NOWLAN, Kevin B. Ed. by. The Making of Studies in the History of the Rising. With map of Dublin in 1916 showing barracks, positions and outposts, British & Irish troop movements etc. Dublin: S.O pp Green cloth, title in gilt on upper cover and spine. A very good copy in frayed dust jacket. 45 With contributions by Brian Ó Cuív, Donal McCarthy, John W. Boyle, David Kennedy, F.S.L. Lyons, R. Dudley Edwards, Maureen Wall and G.A. Hayes-McCoy on subjects such as: The Gaelic Cultural Movements; The Sinn Féin Movement; Connolly, the Citizen Army and the Rising; Ulster Unionism and the New Nationalism; The Two Faces of Home Rule; A Military History of the Rising etc. LIMITED TO 250 COPIES 219. O'BRIEN, Eoin & CROOKSHANK, Anne. A Portrait of Irish Medicine. An Illustrated History of Medicine in Ireland. With numerous coloured and mono illustrations, and folder in pocket at end with charter and plates of the architecture. Dublin: Ward River, Folio. pp. xv, 307. Edition limited to 250 numbered copies, signed by the authors and the then president of the College, the late Victor Lane. Mint in full dark red morocco. The coat of arms of the Royal College of Surgeons is embossed in 22ct gold on front cover, the spine is embossed with offwhite bars. Silk end-papers and in morocco and silk slip-case. Very scarce. 675 Published to mark the bicentenary of the foundation of the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland. The history of Irish medicine is seen through the portraiture and sculpture in medical institutions in Ireland O'BRIEN, Henry. The Round Towers of Ireland or The History of the Tuath-De-Danaans. A new edition with introduction, synopsis, index, etc. Portrait frontispiece of the author. Illustrated. London: W. Thacker. Calcutta: Thacker Spink, pp. xciv, [2], 551. Title printed in red and black. Green buckram, titled in gilt on spine. Edition limited to 750 copies. York library stamp on limitation page. New endpapers. Top edge gilt. A very good copy. 145 ESSAYS IN HONOUR OF MICHAEL Ó CLÉIRIGH 221. O'BRIEN, Fr. Sylvester. Ed. by. Measgra i gcuimhne Mhichíl Uí Chléirigh. Miscellany of Historical and Linguistic Studies in honour of Brother Michael Ó Cleirigh, O.F.M. Chief of the Four Masters With large folding genealogical table and numerous other illustrations. Dublin: Assisi Press, Quarto. pp. xviii, 242. Ex lib Christian Brothers with stamps. Quarter linen on printed paper boards. A very good copy. 235 With a feast of articles by the leading scholars and academics of their day: Golden Age of The Franciscans; Muintir Ghadhra; O'Clerys in West Mayo; Irish Students in Louvain; Fr. Christopher Cusack and the Irish College of Douai; Eoghan Ruadh MacUilliam óig Mhic an Bhaird; Irish Hagiography; Geinealaigh Clainne haodhagáin; Where was Ivernis, etc. Also included is a list of the writings of Michael Ó Cleirigh. The contributors were: Myles Dillon, L.S. Gogan, Ludwig Bieler, Tomás de Bháldraithe, Seán Ó Súilleabháin, Gerard Murphy, Brendan Jennings, Pádraig Ó Móghráin, Eleanor Knott, R. Dudley Edwards, Canice Mooney, Cuthbert McGrath.

67 222. Ó BROIN, León. Ed. by In Great Haste. The Letters of Michael Collins and Kitty Kiernan. Dublin: Gill, pp. [iv], 233. Illustrated wrappers. A fine copy. 35 "The book shows a new side to Collins interesting to all students of the period and essential to a future biographer" John Bowman O'CLERY, Lughaidh. The Life of Hugh Roe O'Donnell [Beatha Aodha Ruaidh Ui Domhnaill], Prince of Tirconnell ( ). Now for the first time published from Cucogry O'Clery's Irish MS. in the R. I. A., with historical introduction, translation, notes, and illustrations by Rev. Denis Murphy, S.J. Frontispiece from the original manuscript. Dublin: Printed for the Editor by Sealy, Bryers, & Walker, Quarto. pp. clviii, 338. Red blind-stamped cloth, title in gilt along spine. A very good copy. 285 UNCORRECTED PROOF COPY 224. O'CONNOR, Ulick. Brendan Behan. With numerous illustrations. London: Hamish Hamilton, pp Printed wrappers. Stain on upper cover, otherwise a good copy. 65 RARE PRINTING OF THE NEW TESTAMENT 225. O'DOMHNUILL, huilliam. Tiomna Nuadh ar dtighearna Agus ar Slanuigheora Iosa Criosd: Ar na Tharruing go Firinneach ar Ghreigis go Goidheilg. London: A. Shacklewell, pp Contemporary full calf, spine professionally rebacked and titled in gilt direct. A very good copy. 165 THE HISTORIAN'S FOOD IS TRUTH 226. O'DONOVAN, John. The Book of Rights. Now for the first time edited with translation and notes. Dublin: Printed for the Celtic Society, pp. x, lxvii, 326. Quarter brown pebbled cloth over paper boards, title on printed label on spine. Owner's signature and bookplate on front pastedowns. A very good copy. 365 The Book of Rights gives an account of the rights of the monarchs of all Ireland, and the revenues payable to them by the principal kings of the several provinces, and of the stipends paid by monarchs to the inferior kings for their services. It also treats the rights and stipends of lesser and inferior provincial 64

68 kings for their services. These accounts are given in verse form, with each poem being introduced by a prose statement: "Entitled is the king of Ui Fiachrach Fionn To four ships with a boat Thirty women large and hardy And three drinking horns". According to the old authorities, St. Benen or Benignus was the author of the original Book of Rights. The present transcripts of it were copied from much earlier texts dating from around the period of Brian Boru. The frontispiece has the legend 'Beatha an Staraidhe firinne' - The historian's food is truth - Irish Proverb. The Irish Archaeological Society founded in 1840, the Celtic Society founded in 1845, - amalgamated from 1862 as the Irish Archaeological and Celtic Society - and the Ossianic Society founded in 1853, had all been engaged in the editing, translating and publishing of texts on the history and antiquities of the Irish nation. See items 222, 225, & O'DONOVAN, John. Ed. by. Letters Containing Information Relative to the Antiquities of the County of Roscommon. Collected during the progress of the Ordnance Survey in Illustrated with numerous maps. Two volumes. Bray: O'Flanagan, pp. Quarto. (1) xiii, 134, (2) xiii, 127. Green cloth, titled in gilt on spine. Ex lib Christian Brothers, with neat stamp. Ticket of Caldwell Bookbinders on front pastedown. A very good set. Rare, only 75 sets were printed for each county. 475 In 1829 our greatest antiquary, John O'Donovan was appointed to the staff of the Ordnance Survey of Ireland under George Petrie, a position left vacant on the death of Edward O'Reilly. It was his job to examine the ancient Irish manuscripts and records for the purpose of determining the nomenclature to be used on the maps. He travelled the length and breadth of Ireland and collected every scrap of information relative to the historic buildings and sites, often from the local historians and seanachies. This he recorded in a series of letters. These were published in 1927 in an edition of 75 copies for each of the counties surveyed O'DONOVAN, John. Ed. by. Letters Containing Information Relative to the Antiquities of the King's County. Collected during the progress of the Ordnance Survey in Two volumes in one. Illustrated with numerous maps. Bray: O'Flanagan, Quarto. pp. xxxi, 104, xvii, 81, + maps. Green cloth, titled in gilt on spine. Corner of titlepage torn, slightly affecting one word. A very good copy. Only 75 sets were printed for each county. Rare O'FAOLAIN, Sean. The Great O'Neill. A Biography of Hugh O'Neill, Earl of Tyrone, With portrait frontispiece of O'Neill and facsimile of Speede's map of Ulster on endpapers. London: Longmans, Green and Co., Second edition. pp. xii, 284. Beige cloth, title in gilt on spine. A very good copy in frayed dust jacket

69 230. [O'FLANAGAN, Theophilus] Transactions of the Gaelic Society of Dublin, established for the investigation and renewal of Ancient Irish Literature. Containing an advertisement, exhibiting the views of the association, the laws for the regulation of the society; interesting observations on the Gaelic language; with several important tracts in the original Gaelic or Irish, literally translated into English; accompanied with notes and observations; some of the poetry ascribed to Oisin. &c. &c. &c. Four parts in one volume with separate titles: Advice to a Prince, Thaddy Mac Brody, or Mac Brodin, son of Dary; being The Inauguration Oath of Donach O'Brien, Fourth Earl of Thomond... with notes and observations; Institutio Principis Carmen Hibernicum, auctore Thaddeo, filio Darri, filio Brodaei, seu Brodini; alias, Tadhg, Mac Daire, Mic Bruadeedha, no Mic Bruadin. With an Address to the Gaelic Society by Rev. Paul O'Brien. Volume I [all published]. Dublin: Printed for the Gaelic Society of Dublin by John Barlow, pp. xxvi, [2], 40, iv, [1], 6-54, [2], vii, [2], 10-35, [3], 238. Original paper boards, new paper spine with printed label. Occasional light foxing. A very good copy. Inoffensive stain to titlepage. Recent full calf. Very good. Rare. 375 Theophilus O'Flanagan ( ), a native speaker from Tulla, County Clare, obtained a scholarship to Trinity College, Dublin, where he graduated B.A. in He assisted Charlotte Brooke in compiling Reliques of Irish Poetry. He was the Society's first secretary and editor of the present work, the Society's only publication. Among its members were Edward O'Reilly and Rev. Paul O'Brien, the noted Irish lexicographers. O'Flanagan's essay on Ogham was the first article ever published by the Royal Irish Academy in their Transactions although some members doubted the existence of the stone on the South east side of Sliabh Collaun in his native county. The first part 'Observations on the Gaelic Language', was communicated to the Society by P. M'Elligott, of Limerick. The Gaelic Society was founded in 1807 for the discovery, translation and publication of early Irish manuscripts. AODH DE BLACAM'S SET WITH ANNOTATIONS 231. O'GRADY, Standish H. & FLOWER, Robin. Catalogue of Irish Manuscripts in the British Museum. Revised and passed through the press by Myles Dillon, Senior Professor, Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies. Illustrated with twenty-five plates. Three volumes. Dublin & London: Printed for the Trustees of the British Museum, 1926/53. (1) pp. xi, [1], 706 (2) 66

70 xxxvi, 634 (3) viii, 281, 25 (plates). Green buckram titled in gilt. Spine of first volume rebacked preserving original back strip. Aodh de Blacam's copy with his initials in green ink dated on front endpaper. With seven pages of references in his hand. Also loosely inserted is a letter in Irish to De Blacam from Prionséas ní Riórdáin. A very good set. 675 Aodh De Blácam (Hugh Blackham, ) was an Irish journalist, writer and editor. He was born in London the son of William George Blackham, a Newry-born apothecary, and his English wife Elizabeth (née Saunders). He was descended from a long-established protestant family in Newry. In May 1914 de Blacam moved to Ireland and joined the Enniscorthy Echo as a freelance journalist. During the Irish War of Independence he worked as a propagandist with Arthur Griffith and Herbert Moore Pim; he took over the editorship of the weekly Young Ireland from Pim in He was interned in After writing a number of books he joined The Irish Times, which he left to become editor of the Catholic Standard. He was a member of the Fianna Fáil executive and for the next quarter-century his fortunes would be linked closely to those of Éamon de Valera. De Blacam eventually settled in Ravensdale, Co. Louth, where he kept a small farm which he subsidised by his journalism. His Gaelic Literature Surveyed (1929), which displays extensive knowledge of manuscript as well as printed sources, remained the only one-volume history of Irishlanguage literature until the end of the twentieth century. He is best remembered, however, for his 'Roddy the Rover' column which appeared in the Irish Press from 1931 to This combined a literary-historical causerie with self-consciously droll accounts of 'Roddy's' country ramblings and quaint rural relatives; it was particularly popular with children O'HART, John. Irish Pedigrees; or The Origin and Stem of The Irish Nation. Portrait frontispiece. In two volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1989 reprint of 1892 (fifth) edition. pp. (1) xxxii, 896 (2) xxiii, 948. Green cloth, title in gilt. A fine copy. 165 This is the best edition of O'Hart's magnum opus on Irish families. In the preface to this work we are told that: 'all the Genealogies contained in the third edition of Irish Pedigrees, as well as those given in Irish Landed Gentry when Cromwell came to Ireland are included as well as descriptions of the armorial bearings of the families traced. Included in this volume are the genealogies of many of the Huguenot families, the French Protestant Refugees who were driven from their homes during the reign of Louis XIV. There is also an excellent appendix containing lists of Irishmen who have served in the Spanish army, Austria, Irish Legion, Irish Brigade, Spanish Netherlands, with various lists of Irish and Anglo Irish families and descendants of the 'Wild Geese' O'MALLEY, Ernie. On Another Man's Wound. Dublin: Anvil Books, pp Green paper boards, titled in gilt. A fine copy in fine dust jacket. 75 The title is taken from the Gaelic proverb "It is easy to sleep on another man's wound". Written in autobiographical form it provides an insight of life in Ireland from 1916 to It is stark, truthful and dispassionate in its statement of facts. It tells of shootings and reprisals, jailings and escapes; and introduces well-known figures of the day including De Valera, Michael Collins, Count Plunkett and Countess Markievicz O'NEILL, Marie. From Parnell to De Valera. A biography of Jennie Wyse Power With illustrations. Dublin: Blackwater Press, pp Illustrated wrappers Ó NUALLÁIN, Brian [Flann O'BRIEN] Mairead Gillan. Baile Atha Cliath: Oifig an tsolathair, Octavo. An chead chlo. pp. 97. Recent wrappers with original printed cover mounted. A very good copy. Very rare. 135 The Irish translation of Brinsley MacNamara's Margaret Gillan written in [ORMONDE, Marquess of] Calendar of the Manuscripts of the Marquess of Ormonde, K.P. preserved at Kilkenny Castle. New Series. Presented to Parliament by Command of His Majesty. Eight volumes. London: H.M.S.O., 1902/20. Maroon pebbled cloth. Spines faded and worn. From the City of York Public Library with armorial bookplates and stamps. A very good set. Very rare. 575 The letters and papers calendared in the present volumes cover the period 1572 to A large portion of the contents deal with the life and times of 'Young Jemmy Butler of Kilcash' who became twelfth Earl and first Duke of Ormond. He was the most prominent member of that ancient, illustrious though sometimes infamous House of Butler, to whose annals he contributed some of the most 67

71 noteworthy pages. Known as the 'Great Duke', an ardent supporter of the House of Stuart, he proclaimed James II in Dublin, and was six times Lord Lieutenant of Ireland. He earned the distinction of being specially exempted in Cromwell's Act for the Settlement of Ireland. He led an exemplary and honourable life, earning the respect of all. Excellent source for seventeenth century historical research covering the Irish Rebellion of 1641, the period of the Civil War in Ireland, the exile of Charles II, The Restoration, the Williamite Wars and his correspondence during his many periods as Lord Lieutenant O'RORKE, T. D.D. The History of Sligo: Town and County. With illustrations, maps and list of subscribers. Two volumes. Dublin: Duffy, n.d. (c. 1890). pp. (1) xxxviii, 516, (2) xv, 627, 6. Publisher's green cloth, rebacked. A very good copy. Scarce. 475 With the popular success of his Ballysadare and Kilvarnet, instead of resting on his laurels, Terence O'Rorke set about on an even more ambitious project, namely the writing of a history of his native county. His History of Sligo was widely acclaimed as a scholarly and detailed work, a complete and impartial record of the history of Sligo, its secular, religious, social and natural history from the earliest times down to the 1880s. One reviewer stated at the time: "Instead of copying others or regarding the authority of O'Donovan, Petrie, or the Venerable Charles O'Conor as decisive, Dr O'Rorke differs constantly from preceding inquirers, goes in every case for himself to the sources and rests his conclusions on neglected or misunderstood passages of our old annals and other writings, disregarding, for the most part, oral traditions and gossip... The verdict of posterity will be that he has left behind him a work which will entitle him to a high place among the historians of the century". 68

72 INSCRIBED BY THOMAS BODKIN 238. ORPEN, Major Sir William. War Paintings and Drawings Executed on the Western Front. With an introductory note by Arnold Bennett and a portrait of the artist. Exhibition under the direction of the Ministry of Information at the Galleries of Thomas Agnew. Together with a photograph of the artist. Piccadilly: Thomas Agnew & Sons, pp. 16. Inscribed on upper cover 'with T. Bodkin's complements'. Rusting to staples. Very good in printed stapled wrappers. Very scarce. 475 Sir William Orpen ( ), was born at Stillorgan Co. Dublin. He studied at the Metropolitan School of Art in that city, where he later taught for many years. He painted contemporary Irish portraits for Sir Hugh Lane and greatly influenced the naturalistic style of Irish painting as a teacher. He had a brilliant and prolific career. In his capacity as official British war artist in 1917 he travelled to the Western Front and produced drawings and paintings of privates, dead soldiers and German prisoners of war along with official portraits of generals and politicians. His large paintings of the Versailles Peace Conference captured the political wranglings and the vainglory of the gathered politicians and statesmen, whom Orpen came to loathe but relied upon for post-war commissions. Most of these works, 138 in all, he gave to the British government on the understanding that they should be framed in simple white frames and kept together as a single body of work. They are now in the collection of the Imperial War Museum in London. For his war work, he was made a Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire (KBE) in the 1918 King's birthday honours list. He was elected a Royal Academician (member of the Royal Academy of Arts) in One of the most successful portrait-painters of his day, who is also remembered for his amusing selfportraits. In this catalogue is listed 125 war paintings and drawings exhibited at the Agnew Gallery. Item number 42 has no listing OSBORNE, Hon. & Rev. S. Godolphin. Gleanings in the West of Ireland. London: Boone, pp. xii, 258, [2], + errata. Publisher's olive-green blind stamped cloth, titled in gilt on upper cover. Spine professionally rebacked. Owner's signature on title and dedication leaf. A very good copy. Scarce. 575 A detailed account of the condition of the peasantry in the West of Ireland in the wake of the Great Famine, treating the distressed districts, the workhouses, starving children, wholesale eviction, fisheries, tenant-right agitation and brighter prospects ahead. The author travelled extensively from Limerick, Kilrush, Ennis, Galway, Connemara, Westport, Castlebar, visiting all the unions on the way O'SIADHAIL, Micheal. The Chosen Garden. Poems. Dublin: The Dedalus Press, pp. 93. Illustrated wrappers. Inscribed presentation copy from the author O'SIADHAIL, Micheal. Our Double Time. Newcastle upon Tyne: pp Illustrated wrappers. A fine copy. 75 SIGNED PRESENTATION COPY TO VICTOR BROWN 242. O'SULLIVAN, Seumas. Mud and Purple. Pages from the Diary of a Dublin man. Illustrated by E. F. Solomons. Dublin: The Talbot Press. London: Fisher Unwin, Second edition. pp. [7], 96. Quarter linen on illustrated blue paper boards. Signed presentation copy from the author to the artist Victor Brown. Deckled edges. A very good copy in fine dust jacket. 135 Seumas O'Sullivan (James Sullivan Starkey, ) was an Irish poet and editor, a participant in the artistic ferment of early twentieth century Dublin. The dedication poem is to Oliver St John Gogarty. Victor Brown ) born in Nuneaton, Warwickshire, the son of a British soldier, his family lived in Ireland for some time during his childhood, and he settled in Dublin in his twenties. He trained as an artist and illustrated books, magazines, and broadsides for his friend F. R. Higgins and W. B. Yeats. He also designed sets for the theatre, and designed a postage stamp commemorating the 25th anniversary of the Easter Rising in O'TOOLE, Jimmy. The Carlow Gentry. What Will The Neighbours Say! Illustrated. Carlow: pp. xv, 234. Red paper boards, title in gilt on spine. Fine in dust jacket. 65 With notices of the following families: Alexander; Bagenal; Baillie; Pack-Beresford; Blackney; Cornwall-Brady; Browne; Bruen; MacLintock-Bunbury; Burton; Butler; D'Israeli; Doyne; Duckett; Echlin; Eustace; Faulkner; McMurrough-Kavanagh; K'Eogh; La Touche; Lecky; Paul; Riky; O'Grady- Roche; Rochfort; Rudkin; Vigors; Watson and Wolseley. 69

73 244. OTWAY, Caesar. Sketches in Ireland, Descriptive of Interesting Portions of the Counties of Donegal, Cork and Kerry. Dublin: William Curry, Jun. and Company, First edition. pp. xiv, 384. Later half black morocco on marbled boards, title and armorial device in gilt on spine. Armorial bookplate of John V. Stewart, Rock Hill, on front pastedown. A very good copy. Scarce. 285 Rev. Caesar Otway ( ) was born in Tipperary and educated at T.C.D. He became a Church of Ireland chaplain, and with Joseph Henderson Singer founded the Christian Examiner and Church of Ireland Magazine in 1825 and edited it for the following six years. With George Petrie he founded the Dublin Penny Journal in 1832 and wrote under the name of `Terence O'Toole', beside his more frequent pseudonym 'O.C.' He was the author of these three valuable and now scarce travel books "written in a kindly and cheerful spirit, with a keen appreciation of the picturesque; and depict a condition of things now almost past away". The author tells us in his preface that: "The following little Work is, therefore, offered to public patronage, as a result of a tour through some of the hitherto unnoticed districts of Ireland; at the same time it is fair to advise those who, taking up this publication from their Bookseller's counter, may be tempted to buy it, that a considerable portion of its contents has already appeared in the 'Christian Examiner'; and the author now offers his Sketches to the public as a sort of second edition, wherein there is much extension of subject". John Vandeleur Stewart was High Sheriff of County Donegal OTWAY, Caesar A Tour in Connaught: Comprising sketches of Clonmacnoise, Joyce Country, and Achill. With illustrations engraved on wood. Dublin: Curry, pp. xii, 442. Blind stamped cloth. Later half green morocco on marbled boards, title in gilt on elaborately gilt tooled spine. A very good copy. Scarce PEARSE, Padraic H. Collected Works of Pádraic H. Pearse: Plays, Stories, Poems; Songs of the Irish Rebels and Specimens from an Irish Anthology - Some aspects of Irish Literature - Three Lectures on Gaelic Topics; Political Writings and Speeches; The Story of a Success - Edited by Desmond Ryan - And The Man Called Pearse by Desmond Ryan; Scríbhinní; The Life of Patrick H. Pearse. Adapted from the French of Louis N. Le Roux. Translated into English by Desmond Ryan. Illustrated. Six volumes. Dublin: Phoenix, n.d. (c.1924). Cloth. Title in gilt on spines. Blind stamped Celtic design on upper covers. Covers a little faded. Internally fine [PEARSE, P.H.] The Letters of P.H. Pearse. Edited by Séamus Ó Buachalla and with a foreword by F.S.L. Lyons. London: Colin Smythe, pp. xxiv, 504. White paper boards, title in gilt on spine. A fine copy in dust jacket

74 248. PENN, William. No Cross, No Crown: A Discourse shewing the Nature and Discipline of the Holy Cross of Christ; and that the Denyal of Self, and daily bearing of Christ's Cross, is the alone Way to the Rest and Kingdom of God. To which are added the Living and Dying Testimonies of divers persons of Fame and Learning, in favour of this Treatise. The sixth edition, corrected and enlarged. Two parts in one volume. Dublin: Printed by Jo. Ray, in Skinnerrow, pp. [8], 272, [8], 175, [1]. Contemporary full panelled calf, centre panel with outer fleurons and with the initials 'I E' in gilt. Some surface wear to binding, otherwise a very good copy. 575 Wing (2nd ed.), P1332. ESTC R Sweeney Sweeney in his Ireland and the Printed Word states this is an extremely rare item: "but the text is findable in an earlier London edition. The last of six Wing printings - P 1332". This fine assertion of the quality of the Christian duty of self-sacrifice was written by Penn in the Tower of London (1st edition 1669) whence he had been committed for his book The Sandy Foundation Shaken. In this he had savaged a wide spectrum of opinion, attacking the Athanasian doctrine of the Trinity, the Anselmian rationale of the atonement and the Calvinistic theory of justification. "The second part, containing an account of the living and dying sayings of men eminent for their greatness, learning or virtue. Three of the London printings with variants are described as "Second Edition". Part 2 has separate pagination, register, and titlepage dated PLUNKETT, James. The Circus Animals. London: Hutchinson, pp. vii, 305. Green paper boards title in gilt. A very good copy in dust jacket PONTON, Mungo. Earthquakes and Volcanoes; Their History, Phenomena, and Probable Causes. Illustrated. London: Nelson and Sons, pp Bound in contemporary full calf. Covers framed by a single gilt fillet enclosing in the centre the College badge in gilt. Spine divided into six compartments by five raised bands, title in gilt on maroon morocco letterpiece in the second, the remainder tooled in gilt with a floral device. Comb marbled endpapers. A.e.mar. Glasgow Academy Premium label on front pastedown. A very good copy

75 AMUSING SKETCHES FROM THE WEST OF IRELAND 251. [POOR WANDERER] Sketches from the West End. By A Poor Wanderer. S.n. (c.1844). Oblong quarto. Stitched illustrated wrappers. Paper repair to top of upper cover and spine. Exceedingly rare. 475 No copy located on COPAC. The illustrations include: Tales of Achil; The Commissioner's spare bed; Malin Head, Sep. 9th 1844; The Halt at Glennamoy Sep ; Passage of the Geasallalgh 21 Sep. 1844; The Start for Achil Head, Sep ; Cong 24 Sep. 1844; Galway 25 Sep. 1844; Fish Market: Galway: Sep POTTERTON, Homan. Rathcormick. A Childhood Recalled. With drawings by Jeremy Williams. Dublin: New Island Books, pp Black cloth titled in gilt. A few minor stains to upper cover, otherwise very good in dust jacket. 20 SIGNED LIMITED EDITION 253. POWER, Patrick C. History of Waterford City and County. With illustrations and maps. Cork: Mercier Press, pp. xi, [1], 359. Black arlin, titled in gilt. Edition limited to 750 copies, signed by the author. A fine copy in dust jacket. Scarce

76 254. [PRESENT STATE] The Present State of Ireland: together With some Remarques Upon the Antient State thereof. Likewise a Description of the Chief Towns: With a Map of the Kingdome. London: By M.D. for Chr. Wilkinson, pp. [xxiv], 280, 3 (list of books). A fine copy in later qtr green morocco on marbled boards. Very scarce. 750 Wing P ESTC R Sweeney [PRIOR, Thomas] Tar Water, a Ballad, Inscribed to the Right Honble Philip Earl of Chesterfield: occasioned By reading a Narrative on the Success of Tar Water, Dedicated to his Lordship by Thomas Prior, Esqr. Dublin: Printed for R. James in Dame-street opposite to Sycamore-alley, Broadside (20.5 x 31cm), printed on one side only. Small hole affecting the top of two letters, otherwise a very good copy with fold marks and some browning. 875 ESTC T49871 locates 3 copies only (TCD, BL and Northampton). Not in NLI. George Berkeley ( ) Bishop of Cloyne and one of Ireland's most noted philosophers, was a strong advocate of the medicinal powers of tar-water - a juice extracted from the bark of the fir tree. Berkeley's belief that regular doses of this disgusting liquid could cure or alleviate almost any ailment stimulated many witty verses in which he and his nostrum were ridiculed. His close friend Thomas Prior ( ), founder of the RDS, sprang to his defence and published An Authentick Narrative on the Success of Tar-Water (Dublin and London, 1746). In this work, Prior recounted the stories of patients suffering from everything from dropsy to toothache and from diabetes to deafness who swore 73

77 that their symptoms had been relieved by draughts of tar-water. His pamphlet provoked more mirth among the wits, one of whom penned this high-spirited, salacious poem that he dedicated to Lord Chesterfield, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland at the time and the dedicatee of Prior's own work. The poem is anonymous, though sometimes attributed to Sir Charles Hanbury Williams. This Dublin printing of the poem is extremely rare - only three copies being recorded - and is in truly remarkable condition for such an ephemeral item; it has never been bound or cropped and is the finest example of an unsophisticated, eighteenth-century Dublin-printed broadside poem we have seen for several years [PROTESTANT SCHOOLS] A Copy of a Charter, for Erecting English Protestant schools, &c. Dublin: S.n., pp. 14. Drop title. Recent quarter morocco. Margins close trimmed, minutely effecting some letters. A very good copy. Exceedingly rare. 375 ESTC T locates the NLI copy only. Copy of His Majesty's Royal Charter. Irish Charter Schools were operated by The Incorporated Society in Dublin for Promoting English Protestant Schools in Ireland. The Charter Schools admitted only Catholics, under the condition that they be educated as Protestants. These schools were intended, in the words of their programme, "to rescue the souls of thousands of poor children from the dangers of Popish superstition and idolatry, and their bodies from the miseries of idleness and beggary". In 1731 Hugh Boulter, Primate of Armagh, submitted the findings of the Inquiry into Illegal Popish Schools by the House of Lords, which was set up "to prevent the growth of Popery, and to secure this Kingdom from any dangers from the great Number of Papists in this Nation". He advocated a school system "to teach the children of the papists the English tongue, and the principles of the Christian religion", as long as they converted to Protestantism. The same year, the archbishops and bishops of the Established Church in Ireland, among others, petitioned George II for a charter to set up schools where the children of Irish Catholics would be given free instruction in the English language and the Protestant religion. Boys would learn a trade and girls domestic skills, and maybe even be given a marriage portion, assuming they remained Protestant. At this time the Penal Laws were in full force: the Catholic clergy was outlawed, and no Catholic was permitted "publicly or in private houses teach school, or instruct youth in learning", so there was no source of education for Catholics. The charter was granted in 1733 and the king promised 1,000 per annum. The first school was opened at Castledermot on 20 acres of land donated by the Earl of Kildare. Over the following decades further finance was provided by the British government. The school system was overseen by a Committee of Fifteen who met weekly in Suffolk Street in Dublin. However, the numbers attending fell far short of expectations, despite various stratagems resorted to keep up the intake of children, such as taking beggar children off the street and taking in orphan babies. In the 1780s large discrepancies between the numbers reported to be at the schools, and the actual number found there were found and reported by John Howard, FRS. At that time there were 41 schools and four nurseries in the system. The schools were viewed with the deepest suspicion by Catholics. John Wesley visited the school at Ballinrobe in 1785, where he found children being kept in atrocious conditions. Inspections towards the end of the century showed massive abuse of the system, many children receiving little instruction but being used mainly as farm labourers or weavers and subject to squalid conditions, punishment and disease. The reputations and population of the schools continued to decrease from the turn of the 19th century until they petered out around mid-century [PROTESTANT SCHOOLS] A Brief Review of the Rise and Progress of the Incorporated Society in Dublin: for Promoting English Protestant Schools in Ireland. From the Opening of His Majesty's Royal Charter, February 6th to November 6th Dublin: Printed by George Grierson, Printer to the King's Most Excellent Majesty, at the King's Arms and Two Bibles in Essex-Street, pp. 16, [1]. Recent quarter morocco on marbled boards. A very good copy. Exceedingly rare. 475 ESTC T This work contains a list of The Charter-Working Schools in Ireland which at that time had a total of 443 pupils in 19 schools throughout Ireland including: Castledermot, Minola, Shannon Grove, Castle Caulfield, Templestown, Dundalk, Stradbally, Kilfinane, Ballinrobe, New Town Eyre, etc. It also contains the names of persons to receive Benefactions in Ireland and a listing of the total number of transplanted children of Popish Parents now in the Working-Schools in Ireland. 74

78 258. [PUBLICK AFFAIRS] A Guide into the Knowledge of Publick Affairs; both Foreign and Domestick : Being a curious miscellany, wherein will be occasionally explained whatever relates to the several potentates in the world,... Also, an account of the several orders of knighthood. London: Printed, and Dublin Re-printed, and Sold by George Faulkner, and James Hoey, in Christ-Church-Yard, pp. [i], (only). Recent quarter morocco on marbled boards. A very good copy. Extremely rare. 235 ESTC N COPAC locates 1 copy only (Free Library of Philadelphia) [RARE BOOKS CATALOGUE] Catalogue 77. A Selection of Extremely Rare and Important Printed Books and Ancient Manuscripts. Offered for Sale by William Robinson Ltd., Dealers in Rare Books and Ancient Manuscripts. London: Quarto. pp White paper boards, title in black on upper cover and spine. Minor thumb marks and small stain to lower cover. 150 Illustrated with numerous photographs of early books and manuscripts, some folding. Included in this fine collection are the first book printed in the English language, in 1475, to the second book printed in Australia, in 1805, and in the manuscript field from Anglo-Saxon writing of the eighth century to historical records of the eighteenth. There are also some early Irish books in this catalogue RAWSON, Thomas James Esq. Statistical Survey of the County of Kildare, with Observations on the Means of Improvement; drawn up for the consideration, and by direction of The Dublin Society. With large folding map of the county, folding table, single-page map, and other plates. Dublin: Printed by Graisberry and Campbell for the Dublin Society, pp. xv, [3], xlviii, 237. Modern black cloth with title in gilt on goatskin letterpiece. Occasional scattered foxing, small repair to large folding map on verso at folds. Very good. Very scarce. 485 First and only edition of the survey for Kildare. From the definitive series published by the Royal Dublin Society with emphasis on agriculture and trade statistics, with an interesting appendix which includes recipes, techniques for fermenting wines and preserving butter etc [REPAIRING ROADS] An Act for Repairing the Road Leading from the City of Dublin to the Town of Navan in the County of Meath. Dublin: Printed by Samuel Fairbrother, Stationer to the King's most Excellent Majesty, and Printer to the Honourable House of Commons of Ireland, pp. [i], 29, [1]. Recent quarter morocco on marbled boards. A very good copy. Of the utmost rarity. 675 No copy located on COPAC. Not in NLI. 75

79 See items 258 & ROGERS, Thomas Observations on the Reports laid before the Right Hon. and Hon. the Directors General of Inland Navigation in Ireland, for the improvement of Dublin Harbour... : Assisted by ten engravings with the general Outlines of a Plan for the Improvement of the Harbour of Dublin, and that at Ireland's Eye. Dublin: Printed by T. Burnside, pp. xvi, 74, 10 (folding plates). With an interesting letter written on the front free endpaper from Vice Admiral George Bowen espousing the advantages and merit of having a harbour at Ireland's Eye. There are also annotations throughout the book by Bowen. Ex lib with stamps. Some margins close trimmed with no loss of text. Recent quarter linen on paper boards. A very good copy. Exceedingly rare. 1,250 COPAC locates only 3 copies. George Bowen served in the Royal Navy during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic wars. In 1781 he was Captain of the HMS Montagu at the battle of Chesapeake. He was made Captain of the 76

80 HMS Bellona. In 1800 he was promoted to Rear-Admiral of the Red fleet. In 1807 he was in command of the HMS Hindostan. In 1810 he was promoted to Admiral of the Blue fleet RONAN, Sean G. Ed. by. Irish Writing on Lafcadio Hearn and Japan. Writer, Journalist and Teacher. Illustrated. Kent: Global Oriental, pp. xxxi, 351. Black paper boards titled in gilt. A very good copy in dust jacket. 45 Lafcadio Hearn was born in 1850 on the Greek island of Santa Maura. His father was Irish, a surgeon in the British Army. His mother was a young Greek woman of great beauty and a restless spirit. The family moved to Dublin when Lafcadio was six, and he was sent to school at Ushaw College in Durham, where he was said to have no respect for authority. While in Dublin his parents separated, his mother eloped with a native of her own country, and was never heard of again. Before he was twenty he emigrated to America and took up journalism in which he excelled, especially in New Orleans, where he remained for ten years. In the winter of 1890 he set off for Japan, on what he thought would be a journalistic tour that might last two or three years at the most. In fact, it lasted for the remainder of his life RONEY, Sir P. Cusack. How to Spend a Month in Ireland, and what it will cost. Illustrated with a large folding map of Ireland. London & Dublin: Smith & McGlashan, pp. 151, 2, + errata and adverts. Recent green buckram, titled in gilt. A very good copy. Scarce. 395 The author in his introduction encourages his English friends to spend a month in the sister country: "Go there, and in addition to finding scenery as interesting, as grand, and as picturesque as you can meet in any other part of the world, you will see a country that 'was' badly governed, but that is now rapidly evincing the happy results which flow from just laws with a peasantry who, you will learn, were degraded, but, who, at the present day, are industrious, well clad, and well fed and able to bring to their labour, material strength and intelligence. From all classes you will experience courtesy, kindness " ROOPER, George. A Month in Mayo, comprising Characteristic Sketches (sporting and social) of Irish Life; with Miscellaneous Papers. London: Robert Hardwicke, pp. vii, 175, [8]. Green gilt decorated cloth. New front endpapers. A few ink marks to corner of upper cover otherwise a very good copy. Rare. 495 COPAC locates 4 copies only. 77

81 The author in his preface tells us: "Some time ago I resided, during a portion of each year, in a wild corner of County Mayo, where I had purchased a tract of five thousand acres, and where I rented, for thirty pounds a year, on a long lease, the shooting over upwards of thirteen thousand acres and more, and which I enjoyed until Irish shootings rose in value, when I was informed that my lessor had not title whatever to the property. During this period I had many opportunities of studying the habits and customs of the 'natives', and I have embodied, in the guise of partly imaginative narrative, not of a few of my personal reminiscences". With chapters on: The Lodge; The Small Still; Grouse Shooting; My First Fish; An Irish Bull; Sea Fishing; Seal Shooting, The Eagle's Nest; The Little Pill; Long Tony; Farewell. There are also miscellaneous papers on: A Walk through the Phoenix Park; A few Practical Hints on Horse Dealing; The Blind Fisherman, etc. "THE GREATEST FIGHTER IN IRELAND" 266. RYAN, Desmond. Sean Treacy and the 3rd Tipperary Brigade. Illustrated. Tralee: The Kerryman, First edition. pp. 223, [1]. Quarter linen on blue paper boards. Wear to spine ends and corners. A very good copy. Scarce. 95 Sean Treacy's years were few, his story in the main is a story of guerrilla war against the Black-and- Tans. His life, although he always carried a book in his pocket and an ideal in his heart, was the life of a man of action RYAN, Desmond. The Rising. The complete story of Easter Week. Dublin: Golden Eagle, First edition. pp. [vi], 276. Green paper boards, title in gilt on spine. Previous owner's signature on front endpaper. A very good copy in repaired dust jacket. 45 The full story of The Rising from the beginnings in the Secret Councils of the Irish Republican Brotherhood and the foundation of the Irish Volunteers through the tense controversies of Easter Eve and the tangles of Casement's mission to Germany, the first shots at the gates of Dublin Castle and the fighting in the G.P.O. and the other locations in Dublin RYAN, Rev. Edward D.D. A Short but Comprehensive View of the Evidences of the Mosaic and Christian Codes: with a refutation of the Chief Objections of ancient and modern unbelievers.... By the Rev. Edward Ryan, D.D. With a list of subscribers and an index. Dublin: Printed by T.M. Bates, pp. [xi], vi-xx, 312. Contemporary half red morocco gilt on marbled boards. Red and gold endbands. All edges sprinkled. A very nice copy. 475 ESTC T locates 5 copies only in Ireland.. Edward Ryan, D.D. (c ), clergyman and pamphleteer, was the son of John Philip Ryan and his wife, formerly a Miss Murphy, who were possibly Roman Catholics and had a small holding at Cordangan, County Tipperary. At the age of eighteen he conformed to the Church of Ireland in 1768, received a conversion certificate from the court of chancery, and was enrolled. After being educated by a Mr. Armstrong, he entered Trinity College, where he graduated in He was curate at St. Anne's, Dublin, from 1776, vicar of St. Luke's, Dublin, and prebendary of St. Patrick's from June 1790 until his death in Although coming from a staunch Catholic family, Ryan strenuously attacked Catholicism in a History of the Effects of Religion on Mankind. It was translated into French (Bienfaits de la Religion, Paris, 1810,). Ryan devoted the proceeds of the publication to the poor of the parish of St. Luke's. A vigorous polemic against Irish Catholicism in general, and in particular arguing that the Rightboys' anti-tithe protests in Munster were a 'Popish' plot intending to subvert the Protestant establishment. Ryan accused Mr. Barber, a dissenting minister of Rathfryland of stirring up discontent among the Presbyterian community in Ireland, defended the tithe, showed little sympathy for the impoverished peasantry who bore the burden of tithe, and argued that any attempts to disestablish the Church of Ireland would lead to ignorance, irreligion, superstition, and enthusiasm. This was not a new argument in itself, but it was the first time that the Church of Ireland and 'civility' had been linked so forcefully, and was a reflection of the increased confidence of conservative Protestants in the later eighteenth century. Barber counterattacked in A reply to the Rev. Mr Burrow's and the Rev. Mr Ryan's remarks (1787) RYAN, Rev. John. Ed. by. Féil-Sgríbhinn Eóin Mhic Néill. Essays and Studies Presented to Professor Eoin MacNeill. On the occasion of his seventieth birthday, May 15th With illustrations, genealogical tables and large folding map. Preface by Dr. Douglas Hyde. Dublin: At the Sign of the Three Candles, pp. xv, (plates and figures). Blue buckram, titled in 78

82 gilt, with Celtic ornaments in gilt on upper cover and spine. With a long dedication in Irish to a previous owner. A fine copy in frayed dust jacket. Very scarce. 325 With a feast of articles by leading scholars of their day on Celtic Languages, Archaeology, Prehistory, Early and Medieval Irish History, and Folklore: Note on Cormac's Glossary; Glendalough; Magna Carta Hiberniae; Remains of Ancient Irish Monastic Libraries; The Hagiography of Leinster; Roadways in Ancient Ireland; Uí Bruicc; Feudal Charters of the De Burgo Lordship of Connaught; The Remains of Ancient Irish Monastic Libraries; Ríg na ndéssi; Meath in the 'Book of Rights', Uí Bruicc, Kings of the Deise, etc. The contributors included: Osborn Bergin, R.I. Best, D.A. Binchy, Myles Dillon, Robin Flower, Lambert McKenna, Tadhg Ó Donnchadha (Torna), Rudolf Thurneysen, R.A.S. Macalister, Joseph Raftery, Edmund Curtis, Dudley Edwards, Aubrey Gwynn, Colm Ó Lochlainn, Seamus Pender, Seamus Delargy, Sean Ó Suilleabháin; C.W. Von Sydow, etc. A major work in which the Colum Cille type was displayed most effectively, including the use of italics and small caps and everything it had to offer, with Baoithín on the titlepage. It was the largest and one of the most important works produced by the Three Candles at the time, and many proclaim this publication as his most important achievement in print. It contains at least seven languages, is well illustrated with half-tone and line material. It includes a fold out map of the Roadways in Ancient Ireland to illustrate O Lochlainn's own contribution of that title. It has two titlepages (in Irish and English), and two frontispieces (portrait of Eoin MacNeill and University College Dublin) SADLEIR, Michael. Blessington-D'Orsay. A Masquerade. With sixteen plates in gravure. London: Constable & Co. Ltd., Second edition. pp. viii, 411. Maroon cloth, titled in gilt. Spine expertly rebacked. Some wear to cloth, otherwise a good copy [ST ALBANS PSALTER] St. Alban's Psalter Facsimile. Also known as the Albani Psalter or the Psalter of Christina of Markyate. Illustrations by Jane Geddes. With a new commentary on the codicology by Peter Kidd. Simbach am Inn: Verlag Müller und Schindler, Leather bound and boxed edition. Limited to 1125 copies only. Two volumes. A superb copy. 6,500 The St. Alban's Psalter is among the most significant and richly decorated Psalter manuscripts and one of the finest volumes of English Romanesque book illumination. It is one of several Psalters known to have been created at or for St Albans Abbey in the 12th century. Both the dramatic expressiveness of the full-page miniatures and the powerful historiated initials, predominantly in half or full-page format, indicate the beginning of a fascinating new artistic form of expression, which was marked by the sound of the Psalms. It is of almost unprecedented lavishness of decoration, with over forty full-page miniatures, and contains a number of iconographic innovations that would endure throughout the 79

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84 Middle Ages. It also contains the earliest surviving example of French literature, the Chanson de St Alexis or Vie de St Alexis. Since the early 19th century it has been owned by the church of St Godehard, Hildesheim, but is now stored and administered at the nearby Dombibliothek (Cathedral Library). Thanks to this stunning facsimile edition by Verlag Müller und Schindler, the manuscript, a masterpiece of English book illumination: MS St. God. 1 of the Dombibliothek Hildesheim, Basilika St. Godehard Schnütgen Museum, Cologne, Inv. No. M694 and the single leaf from the manuscript (at the Schnütgen Museum, Cologne) are brought together in this magnificent work SALL, Andrew. A Sermon Preached at Christ-Church in Dublin before the Lord Lieutenant and Council, the fifth day of July, 1674, with a Declaration made in St John's Church in Cashel, before the Archbishop of that Province. Dublin: pp. [xxxviii], 120. Modern quarter calf over cloth boards, title in gilt on black morocco letterpiece on spine. Title a little dusted and off set A very good copy. Very scarce. 1,250 Wing S 393. Sweeney Andrew Sall ( ), Irish Jesuit, was born at Cashel, Co. Tipperary. Educated at St. Omer, he was later rector of the Irish College at Salamanca, and 'reader in the chair of controversy against heresy there', in which capacity he was licensed by the Spanish Inquisitor-General to read prohibited books. While professor of divinity at Pampeluna he was intimate with Nicholas French, who called him "unicum solatium". In October 1659 Sall was at Nantes, where he wrote a letter about the sufferings of his church in Ireland. The exact date of his return to Ireland does not appear, but he was provincial superior of the Irish Jesuits in According to Peter Walsh he subscribed to the Loyal Remonstrance of the Roman Catholic clergy. His long and varied theological studies had the effect of making him doubt whether the Church of England was not more in the right than the Church of Rome. He argued the point for six years with Thomas Price, the Protestant Archbishop of Cashel. Rumours of his intended change were in circulation about the beginning of 1674, and Sall believed his life was in danger. Price, with the mayor and 'other English gentlemen of the city of Cashel', sent a mounted party to bring him safely to the archepiscopal palace. He remained under Price's protection, and publicly challenged the Roman Catholics to resolve his doubts. On 17 May 1674, being the fourth Sunday after Easter, Sall made a public declaration of his adhesion to the Church of England in St. John's Church, Cashel, and he considered his new confession a "safer way for salvation than the Romish church". He did admit however that he would not have declared himself openly but for Essex's proclamation ordering regular priests to leave Ireland. Sall went to Dublin and preached at Christ Church Cathedral explaining his Cashel declaration. This pamphlet is a record of the events of his recantation in Cashel and his sermon in Dublin. An accomplished Irish scholar, he was employed by Archbishop Marsh in preparing Bedell's Leabhuir na Seintiomna for publication. Sall was appointed chaplain to the Lord Lieutenant, Arthur Capel, Earl of Essex, and afterwards domestic chaplain to the King. He died in 1682 aged 70. For his recantation sermon he chose as his text Matthew chapter XXIV verses [SÁORSTÁT ÉIREANN] Sáorstát Éireann. Irish Free State. Artistic Album - 35 Views. Printed in Germany, n.d. (c.1928). Oblong octavo. Very good in illustrated wrappers with silk ties. A very good copy. 65 SIGNED LIMITED EDITION 274. SEX, Susan & SAYERS, Brendan. Ireland's Wild Orchids. Orchid portraits by Susan Sex, accompanying text by Brendan Sayers. Foreword by Phillip Cribb. Together with: A suite of fifty plates signed by Susan Sex. Glasnevin: Elephant folio. pp. xvi, 184. Edition limited to 700 signed and numbered copies, signed by Susan Sex and Brendan Sayers. Bound by Antiquarian Bookcrafts in half green goatskin over marbled boards. Title in gilt along spine and on green morocco letterpiece on upper cover; green and white endbands; lilac floral endpapers. Green buckram slipcase. A fine copy. Rare. 1,250 In the introduction Brendan Sayers states: "The main purpose of this book is to provide detailed and up-to-date notes to accompany the plates that Susan has painted over the last six years the text opposite each plate is written in a non-technical style, although some scientific terms have occasionally been used. This is the first publication to deal exclusively with Irish orchids, and as they are complex in their classification, life cycles and appearance it would be a pity to limit the text. The plate notes include the current scientific name of each plant, common name, Irish name, description and details of variability, life cycle, habitat and conservation status This project began in 1996, and during that 81

85 time many hours have been spent searching for orchids in an attempt to make a permanent record of the Irish orchid flora at the beginning of the present century Orchids are alluring, mystifying and sometimes elusive. Each is fascinating in its own way". And to quote Susan Sex: "Orchids are the temperamental divas of the plant world Drawing and painting plants is a most delightful occupation and when the plant is an orchid, more can hardly be 82

86 asked for The fleeting show of many of our wild orchids can easily be overlooked. I hope the publication of this book goes some way to rectify this and draw more attention to their subtle and enigmatic beauty while they still exist to be enjoyed". Ireland's Wild Orchids is the fruit of the authors' interest in this most fascinating plant family noting the spread of pink and purple spikes across the stony pavements of the Burren in Co. Clare making their familiar pilgrimage to the damp and mossy field in the dunes of North County Dublin in the hope that the JCB's had still not reached the delicate sprinklings of green-veined orchid elegantly partnered by buttery cowslips and so on throughout the seasons SEYMOUR, Rev. St. John D. The Puritans in Ireland Oxford: Clarendon Press, pp. xiv, 240. Light brown cloth, titled in gilt. Spine evenly faded. A very good copy. Scarce SHADWELL, Thomas. The Humorists by Thomas Shadwell Dublin: Laurel House Press, Quarto. pp Decorative cloth. Edition limited to 639 copies (not numbered). Top edge gilt. Fine in slipcase. 95 This is the first production of the Laurel House Press of 69 Fitzwilliam Square, Dublin. SIGNED LIMITED EDITION 277. SHAFFREY, Patrick. The Irish Town; an approach to survival. With numerous illustrations. Dublin: The O'Brien Press, Quarto. pp Quarter morocco on green cloth boards, gilt device on upper cover, title in gilt on spine. Special edition limited to 100 copies, signed and numbered by the author. Previous owner's signature on limitation page. Top edge gilt. A fine copy SHAKESPEARE, William. Gems from Shakespeare. Illuminated Manuscript. Designed by George Parkinson. An Appreciation to Laurence Hardy, M.M., M.A., (Oxon), Headmaster, Royal Grammar School, Clitheroe Fifty-one folios. Illustrated with beautiful hand coloured scroll and floral borders, decorated capitals and watercolours. Bound in modern half orange calf over marbled boards. Title in gilt direct on spine within two gemstones. A fine copy. 1,250 83

87 279. SHAW, Henry. New City Pictorial Directory To which is added a retrospective review of the past year. Illustrated. Dublin: Henry Shaw, Octavo. Signature of John McVeigh dated 1850 on front free endpaper. Original cloth. Spine rebacked, inner joints strengthened. Some pages lightly foxed or browned. A very good copy. Exceedingly rare. 675 COPAC locates 2 copies only. The Dublin Pictorial Guide and Directory for 1850 provides a fascinating insight into Dublin life in the mid-nineteenth century. The line engravings of the city centre streets give us a unique picture of the buildings and shop fronts, exactly as they were before the major changes of the Victorian era and the savage destruction of modern times. In his introduction Henry Shaw proudly proclaimed that it was to be part of a series of yearly publications "As well as being both novel in design and execution". Certainly it was "novel" for his directory contains more than seventy line engravings of the streets, with the individual buildings depicted in considerable detail. A MIGHTY MAYOMAN 280. SHEEHY-SKEFFINGTON, F. Michael Davitt. Revolutionary, Agitator and Labour Leader. With an introduction by Justin McCarthy. Portrait frontispiece. London: Fisher Unwin, pp. xix, [1], 291. Original green cloth, title in black on upper cover and in gilt on spine. Some minor spotting and discolouration to cloth. 65 Michael Davitt, ( ), 'The Father of the Land League' was born at Straide, County Mayo. His father was a member of a secret agrarian society and at the age of six he saw his family evicted in 1852 during the clearances that followed the Great Famine. They emigrated to Lancashire, where Michael was employed on a cotton mill; at the age of eleven his arm was badly injured by a machine and had to be amputated just below the shoulder. He joined the I.R.B. and in 1870 was arrested for his involvement in arms trafficking on a charge of treason-felony, and was sentenced to fifteen years penal servitude. Due to degrading and inhuman conditions in prison and ill health he was released seven years later. He later wrote an account of his experiences in a publication entitled, Leaves from a Prison Diary. On Saturday 16th August 1879 in James Daly's Hotel (previously known as the Imperial Hotel), Castlebar, the Land League was founded. 84

88 85 De Búrca Ra re Books LIMITED TO 45 COPIES ONLY 281. SHEEPSHANKS, Beatrice. The Blue Hat and the Buffalo. Dublin: The Selerna Press, pp. [i], 8, [1]. Edition limited to 45 copies. Set in twelve point Gill Sans and printed by hand by Michael G. Freyer at the Selerna Press, 18 Fitzwilliam Square, Dublin, and finished in June, This copy is number 23. Fine in printed stitched wrappers. 275 The publisher, Michael G. Freyer lived in a flat in Fitzwilliam Square, Dublin. From approximately 1948 to 1961 he ran a bookshop in Baggot Street called the Brown Jacket Bookshop. He was approached by Liam Miller in the early days of the development of the Dolmen Press and became one of the first shopkeepers to stock Miller's publications. It is thought that he may well have become a kind of a patron to Miller and was apparently very supportive of his work with the Dolmen Press. Interestingly, a neighbouring flat mate of Freyer at 53, Fitzwilliam Square, was one, Jack B. Yeats, and they became good friends. As far as we can ascertain this book, in this very limited format is the only Selerna Press book ever published by Freyer. Freyer's Dolmen Press collection of circa 466 items is owned by Trinity College Dublin. Superb copy of an extremely scarce item, with linkages to the Dolmen Press and a personal friendship between the publisher and one who is recognised as perhaps Ireland's foremost artist SHEPARD, Leslie. and POWER, Albert. Ed. by. Dracula. Celebrating 100 years. With illustrations. Dublin: Mentor Press, pp Illustrated wrappers [SHERIDAN, Thomas] A Faithful Narrative of what happen'd at the Theatre: on Monday the 19th instant, which gave rise to the following disturbance there, with some observations upon it, humbly submitted to the consideration of the publick. Dublin: Printed and sold by Ebenezer Rider at the Pamphlet Shop in George's-lane, pp. 14. Recent quarter morocco on marbled boards. Fraying to fore edges, inoffensive water stain to top inner margin. A very good copy. Extremely rare. 675 COPAC locates the Ann Arbor copy only. No copy in Ireland. Thomas Sheridan ( ) Irish actor, theatre-manager and a teacher of elocution was born in Quilca, County Cavan, and was father of Charles Francis Sheridan and Richard Brinsley Sheridan. His godparent, Jonathan Swift, an early influence, taught him the importance of correct English and elocution. Sheridan was educated at Westminster School and Trinity College, Dublin. He made his debut as an actor in 1743, playing the title role in Shakespeare's Richard III at Smock Alley, Dublin. In the next year or two he became immensely popular, and was, at the time, the most popular actor Ireland had ever seen. He became manager of the Smock Alley theatre, before moving permanently to England with his family in There Sheridan established himself as an educator and teacher of elocution. He lived in London for a number of years, until, in 1770, he moved to Bath, where he founded an academy. This pamphlet by Sheridan deals with the infamous riots at Smock Alley Theatre in Thomas Sheridan was manager at the time and had recently banned the presence of audience members on stage and the taking of money for the privilege of going backstage. These rules were severely tested by a very drunk Trinity College student whom Sheridan reprimanded, and in the resulting row about fifty gentlemen tore up the inside of the theatre. Sheridan defends his actions and gives a very good account of what sparked the riots. RARE FIRST EDITION 284. SHIRLEY, Evelyn Philip. The History of the County of Monaghan. With coloured frontispiece and other illustrations and genealogical tables. London, Pickering, Folio. pp. xvi, 619. Armorial bookplate of William Bree. Contemporary quarter vellum parchment (rebacked) on original blue paper boards. A very good copy. Very rare. 2,350

89 Undoubtedly one of the best county histories ever written, with extensive delineations of the baronies, topography, and genealogy of the principal families of the county. The author was fortunate to have the assistance of the great Irish scholars, O'Donovan and O'Curry, and access to the State Papers which at that time warranted the sanction of the Secretary of State. Dedicated to the noble and gentle Men of Monaghan, this work in illustration of the country of the Little Hills, is respectfully inscribed by the author SHIRLEY, Evelyn Philip. The History of the County of Monaghan. With coloured frontispiece and other illustrations including genealogical tables. Bangor: Paddy O'D Fox, Second edition. Folio. pp. xvi, 619. Black cloth, title in gilt on spine. Fine. Scarce SILKE, John J. Kinsale. The Spanish Intervention in Ireland at the End of the Elizabethan Wars. With maps and illustrations. Liverpool: L.U.P., First edition. pp. xvi, 208. Mauve cloth, title in gilt on spine. A very good copy in frayed dust jacket. 35 This work, based mainly on research in the Archivo General de Simancas, tells the story of the invasion and its outcome which marked the last attempt by Spain to force a decision in the long sea war with England which had lasted since SIME, S.H. Ed. by. Idler Magazine. November, Edited by S.H. Sime. London: Small folio. pp. [6], , xii. Illustrated wrappers. A very good copy. Scarce. 135 Sidney H Sime ( ) artist, was born in Manchester in poverty. He is best remembered today for his fantastic and satirical artwork, especially in his story illustrations for Lord Dunsany. Sime became famous for his drawings in Pick-Me-Up, The Idler and the Pall Mall Gazette. After receiving an inheritance from his uncle, Sime bought 'The Idler', but the magazine failed in less than two years. There are several contributions in the magazine by Sime and a short story by Halitvack entitled 'Doctor O'Dowd and I'. Halitvack was the pen-name of Edward Raphael Lipsett ( ), a Dublin Jew, journalist, novelist and playwright who wrote impressions of the Jews in Ireland SIMMONDS, Harvey. John Quinn. An Exhibition to Mark the Gift of The John Quinn Memorial Collection. New York: The New York Public Library, pp. 22. Illustrated stapled yellow wrappers. A fine copy. Scarce. 25 John Quinn ( ) was born in Ohio, the son of a Irish baker. He made his living as a lawyer and politician in New York, and in 1903 he founded the Irish Literary Society of New York. He had lasting friendships with Lady Gregory, the Yeats family, Ezra Pound, T. S. Eliot and many other important literary figures in Ireland and the United States. His collection includes first editions, manuscript material and correspondence from James Joyce, Padraic Colum, Ezra Pound, George Moore, James Stephens, etc. 86

90 289. SMEDLEY, Edward. Erin. A Geographical and Descriptive Poem. With coloured map of Ireland and list of subscribers. London: Printed by Hamblin & Seyfang, Queen-Street, Cheapside, for the Author; and Sold by W. Ginger, College- Street, Westminster, pp. [viii], 16, (list of subscribers), 63, [23]. Royal octavo. Large paper copy in original blue paper boards. Armorial bookplate of W.T. R. Powell. Spine professionally rebacked. Very good. 375 With an attractive engraved frontispiece hand coloured map. There are also mixed engraved and etched vignettes in text SMELLIE, John. Shipbuilding and Repairing in Dublin. A Record of Work carried out by The Dublin Dockyard Co Foreword by Sir John Purser Griffith. Profusely illustrated. Glasgow: Printed and Published by McCorquodale & Co., n.d. (c.1924). Large octavo. pp Green cloth, title on gilt on upper cover and spine. A very good copy. Very scarce. 235 In his preface the author tells us: "From a modest beginning in December 1901, the Dublin Dockyard Company made considerable progress from year to year. The shipbuilding and ship-repairing plant was gradually developed and laid out on modern lines, making use of the latest type of machinery and equipment capable dealing with new construction up to 400 feet or more in length, and of executing within a reasonable time the heavier class of repair work to vessels entering the Port". 87

91 291. SOMERVILLE, E.O.E. & ROSS, M. A St. Patrick's Day Hunt. Illustrated by Edith Somerville with eight coloured plates and textual drawings. London: Constable, n.d. (1902). Oblong quarto. pp. [viii], 47. Original pictorial boards, after a design by Edith Somerville. Occasional light foxing to prelims and margins. A very good copy. 235 Martin Ross's story has been described as a "masterpiece of bravura". In its mastery of Irish idioms, and as an example of how an Irish countryman tells a story, it cannot be surpassed. The illustrations were, practically all made from life, and were in all probability character-sketches of the country people of south-west Munster. ABC OF FOX HUNTING 292. SOMERVILLE, E.O.E. & ROSS, Martin. Slipper's ABC of Fox Hunting. With 20 coloured full page illustrations by the author. London: Longmans, Large quarto. pp. 85. Original decorated cloth. Minor wear to spine ends. A very good copy. Very scarce. 575 Martin Ross created the colourful language illustrations in the novels, Edith Somerville was responsible for the impressive artwork included in the books. Most of their works contained Somerville's illustrations, displaying yet another talent of these young women. Her drawings echoed the style of the writing: scenes of Anglo-Irish aristocracy, usually in an environment extremely familiar to Somerville - fox hunting. Slipper's ABC of Fox-hunting, is a comical look at the sport she loved so much, containing twenty well-detailed drawings of hunting scenes accompanied by alphabetical and lyrical phrases about the sport. RARE HORSE BREEDING BROADSIDE 293. [STALLION FEES] A Broadside printed on one side only espousing the great qualities, pedigree and performances of New-Fashion: "Will Cover Mares, this season, at Watt's Royal Horse Bazaar, Stephen's Green, All Mares Three Pounds Five Shillings, to be Paid at First Service... New-Fashion is of a most beautiful grey colour, full sixteen hands high, of the greatest symmetry and beauty... and as a Sire cannot be equalled". Addressed to J. Vigors, Esqr., Burgage, Loughlinbridge with stamp dated March 24, 1839, with manuscript entry. Dublin: Clarke, Printer, Great Britain Street, Small hole in centre with minute loss. 28 x 44.5cm

92 See item STARKEY, J.S. and E.F. A New Year Good Wish Card from E.F. and J.S. Starkey from their Morehampton Road address. With a poem signed by Seamus O'Sullivan entitled '1939'. Single card folded. 75 Seumas or Seamus O'Sullivan, real name James Sullivan Starkey, (17 July March 1958) was an Irish poet and editor of The Dublin Magazine. He was born in Dublin and spent his adult life in the suburb of Rathgar. In 1926 he married the artist Estella Solomons, sister of Bethel Solomons. He was a friend of most of the leading literary figures in Dublin, including William Butler Yeats, James Stephens and George William Russell, but was inclined to be quarrelsome, largely due to his heavy drinking. Even the tolerant Russell admitted "Seumas drinks too much"; Yeats' verdict was: "the trouble with Seumas is that when he's not drunk, he's sober" [STATE OF IRELAND] The Evidence taken before the Select Committees of the Houses of Lords and Commons, appointed in the Sessions of 1824 and 1825, to inquire into the State of Ireland. London: Murray, pp. [viii], 580, 4 (publisher's list). Original paper boards, new paper spine with printed title. Owner's signature on upper cover. Edges untrimmed. Wear to covers. A very good copy. Exceedingly rare. 285 Goldsmiths'-Kress no Those giving evidence include: Mr. John Dunn, Rev. Michael Collins, Anthony F. Blake, Daniel O'Connell, Richard Sheil, Hugh O'Connor, Lord Killeen, Right Rev. Dr. Doyle, Most Rev. Dr. Curtis, Most Rev. Murray, Most Rev. Dr. Kelly, and Right Rev. Dr. Magaurin. SIGNED LIMITED EDITION WITH AN ORIGINAL POEM TIPPED IN 296. STEPHENS, James. Collected Poems. London: Macmillan, First edition. Quarto. pp. xxii, 260. One of 500 copies on large paper. Signed by the author. Also with holograph poem to Ray Baker Harris from the author, signed and dated by Stephens, tipped in. Contemporary half blue morocco over marbled boards. Spine richly gilt with shamrock and harp tools. T.e.g. A very good copy STOKER, Bram. Dracula. Westminster: Archibald Constable and Company, 2 Whitehall Gardens, pp. x, 392, 16. Later issue of the first edition with ad for 'The Shoulder of Shasta' 89

93 on page 392, followed by a 16 page catalogue dated A very good copy in original yellow cloth with author and title printed in red on both covers and spine. 7,500 Bram [Abraham] Stoker ( ), novelist and theatre manager was born in Dublin. Stoker inherited his love of the theatre from his father and while working as a civil servant he was the unpaid drama critic of The Evening Mail. He was responsible for the great success of Henry Irving's visit to Dublin in 1876 and two years later left Dublin and took up the position of secretary, business manager of the Lyceum Theatre in London, a post which he held for thirty years. He supplemented his income by writing a large number of sensational novels, his most famous being the vampire tale Dracula which he published in Before writing Dracula, Stoker spent eight years researching European folklore and stories of vampires. Dracula is an epistolary novel, written as collection of diary entries, telegrams, and letters from the characters, as well as fictional clippings from the Whitby and London newspapers. Dracula has been the basis for countless films and plays, the most notable of recent times being that starring Christopher Lee and Peter Cushing. Legal action followed the first film production. Florence, Stoker's widow, was neither asked for permission nor paid any royalty. Eventually the matter was resolved in her favour in Stoker wrote several other novels dealing with horror and supernatural themes, but none of them achieved the lasting fame or success of Dracula. His other novels include The Snake's Pass (1890), The Jewel of Seven Stars (1903), and The Lair of the White Worm (1911). Dracula tells the story of a vampire Count, pursued relentlessly by those who would see him destroyed. Written in diary format, the story begins with Jonathan Harker, a solicitor, being summoned to Dracula's palace in Transylvania under the guise of helping the Count secure property in London. While there, he learns Dracula's terrible secret, and Harker decides, with help from few other characters, to kill the Count. SIGNED BY BRAM STOKER 298. STOKER, Bram. Personal Reminiscences of Henry Irving. With coloured frontispiece and other Illustrations London: Heinemann, Revised edition. pp. xx, 480. Publisher's red gilt illustrated cloth, title on printed label on rebacked spine. Signed presentation copy from Bram Stoker to 'Henry Arthur Jones / from his old friend / Bram Stoker / '. From the library of Leonard Thomas with his bookplate on front pastedown. Cartoon sketch of Bram Stoker and photo of Henry Irving on lower pastedown. Some minor wear to binding. Very good

94 Sir Henry Irving ( ), actor and theatre manager was born in the Somerset village of Keinton Mandevill and christened with the name John Henry Brodribb. Early in his career he chose the name 'Irving' from his beloved American writer Washington Irving, and kept his original middle name, Henry. After his early education he became a clerk to a firm of East India merchants in London, but soon gave up this for a career on the stage. In 1851 after years playing roles at many locations he finally ended up on the stage that he would come to call home, the Lyceum. It was at this theatre that he began his partnership with Bram Stoker, and in August 1878, when Irving finally took control of the theatre, he made Stoker the Acting Manager. Stoker took care of every little detail with a slavish devotion to Irving which was so absolute that Stoker spent virtually all of his time in Irving's company. Stoker's wife, Florence, resented it fiercely. It is said that their only child, Irving Noel Stoker, grew so bitter over the lost attention that he dropped his first name. In 1905, Sir Henry Irving died, and his death caused Stoker to have a stroke, but Stoker continued to write, publishing, among others, The Jewel of Seven Stars (1903), Personal Reminiscences of Henry Irving (1906), and The Lair of the White Worm (1911) STOKER, Bram. Dracula. London: Rider & Co., Eighteenth edition. pp. viii, 404. Light blue decorated cloth. New endpapers. A very good copy SULLIVAN, T.D. Bantry, Berehaven and The O'Sullivan Sept. With illustrations and large folding map. Dublin: Sealy, Bryers and Walker, pp. xii, 94. Blue cloth, titled in gilt. Owner's signature and bookplate on front pastedown. A very good copy. Scarce. 135 The O'Sullivan clan divided into two great branches - O'Sullivan Mór and O'Sullivan Bere. The latter took the lands south of the Kenmare river, in Bere, Bantry and Glanerought. These O'Sullivans played a leading part in the troubles of Elizabeth's reign. At that time Owen O'Sullivan was Chieftain, he made his submission in 1565, and was made a Knight whereby his lands were confirmed to him (thirty-nine quarters - 4,680 acres). Chapters include: Arrival of the Milesian Invaders in Bantry Bay; The Elizabethan wars; The Desolation of Munster; O'Sullivan commences his famous retreat to the North; The English Market for Irish Heads; Religious Troubles; How the Irish suffered for their Loyalty to King Charles I; The Romantic Career of Morty Oge O'Sullivan; General John Sullivan; The Admirals Sullivan of the British Navy; The Grand Grabber, Sir William Petty, etc SYNGE, Edward. A Gentleman's Religion : in three parts. The first contains the Principles of Natural Religion. The second and third, the Doctrines of Christianity, both as the Faith and Practice. With an appendix, Wherein it is proved, That nothing contrary to our Reason can possibly be the Object of our Belief: But that it is no just Exception against some of the Doctrines of Christianity, that they are above our Reason. The sixth edition corrected. Dublin: Printed by S. Powell, for George Risk, at the Shakespear's Head, George Ewing, at the Angel and Bible, and William Smith, at the Hercules, Booksellers in Dame's- Street, mo. pp. [2], iv, [2], Contemporary full sprinkled calf, title in gilt on original morocco letterpiece. Paper repair to lower margin of some leaves at end. Fine. 575 ESTC T86233 with only 3 locations in Ireland. Dedication to John, Lord Carteret, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, signed: 'Edw. Tuam.', i.e. Edward Synge. Edward Synge, D.D., M.A., B.A. ( ) was an Anglican clergyman who served in the Church of Ireland as Chancellor of St Patrick's Cathedral, Dublin ( ), Bishop of Raphoe ( ), and Archbishop of Tuam ( ). 91

95 He was born at Inishannon, County Cork, the second son of Edward Synge, Bishop of Cork, Cloyne and Ross. Educated at Christ Church, Oxford and Trinity College, Dublin. Synge was nominated the bishop of Raphoe on 7 October and consecrated on 7 November He was translated to archbishopric of Tuam by letters patent on 8 June A renowned preacher, his works were frequently published and included an exhortation to frequent communion translated into Welsh. Amongst other achievements he established a dynasty of prominent ecclesiastics and literary figures closely integrated into the Protestant squirearchy in the west of Ireland. He died in office in July 1741, aged 82. His sons were Edward Synge (bishop of Elphin) and Nicholas Synge, (bishop of Killaloe). He was ancestor of the renowned Irish writer John Millington Synge. IN MEMORY OF LATE NIGHTS AT THE ABBEY 302. SYNGE, J.M The Well of the Saints. Dublin: Maunsel and Co., Ltd., pp. iv, 92. Presentation inscription from M.F.S. Letts to W.M. Letts "In memory of late nights in the early days of the Abbey's renown, and especially of W.G.F. Feb: 10, 1908". Cloth. Slight wear to head and tail of spine, otherwise a very good copy SIGNED LIMITED EDITION WITH FINE HAND-COLOURED PLATES 303. SYNGE, J.M. The Aran Islands. With drawings by Jack B. Yeats. Dublin: Maunsel, & London: Mathews, First edition. pp. xii, 190. Cream cloth, title in gilt on spine. Large paper edition, limited to 150 copies signed and illustrated by Jack B. Yeats with fine handcoloured plates. A fine copy. 8,650 92

96 John Millington Synge ( ), was born in Rathfarnham, Dublin, educated at T.C.D. and was a founder of the new Irish theatre with Lady Gregory and W.B. Yeats. Synge first met W.B. Yeats in Paris in 1896, where he was studying French literature and living in poverty. According to Yeats he advised Synge in lofty terms: "Give up Paris. You will never create anything by reading Racine and Arthur Symons will always be a better critic of French literature. Go to the Aran islands, live there as if you were one of the people themselves; express a life that has never found expression". He followed this sound advice and two years later Synge spent some months there. The book on offer here The Aran Islands, is a poetic and compelling account of life on the lonely, barren and windswept islands off the Galway coast. Synge recalled his first impression of them: "I have never seen anything so desolate. Grey floods of water were sweeping everywhere upon the limestone, making at times a torrent of the road, which twined continually over low hills and cavities of the rock or passed between a few small fields of potatoes or grass". It was here that Synge obtained the material for Riders To The Sea, the short tragedy that made his name. The present work is further enhanced with the enchanting drawings of Jack B. Yeats. This special edition is a milestone in the history of Irish publishing and the cornerstone of any modern Irish collection. Its production is to the highest standard in every respect; paper, print, binding, illustration and colouring. No effort or expense was spared, and it must have been a costly undertaking for a young publishing house. It is the only book published by Maunsel to include hand-colouring of an artist's work, and to our knowledge it was the first such book issued by any Irish publisher for more than half a century. The very high standard aimed at was clearly intended to make a statement about the revival of quality publishing in Dublin. It is likely that the hand-colouring was supervised by the artist himself, perhaps with the assistance of his sisters at the Cuala Press; Maunsel certainly would not have had the necessary skills in-house. ICONOGRAPHICALLY INTRIGUING 304. SYNGE, J.M. Queens. With nine colour reproductions of stained glass by Harry Clarke. Notes on the panels by Nicola Gordon Bowe. Dublin: Dolmen Press, pp. 16, 9 (colour plates). Blue cloth, title in gilt on spine. A fine copy. Scarce. 65 Queens was written by Synge about 1903 and first printed in his Poems and Translations at the Cuala Press in These poems inspired Harry Clarke to design his 'iconographically intriguing' frieze of miniature stained glass panels in brilliant colours, which is here reproduced for the first time. 93

97 305. TAYLOR, Lieut: Alex. A Map of the County of Kildare by Lieut: Alex: Taylor, of His Majesty's 81st. Regt Depicted in great detail are hills, rivers and rivulets, bogs, roads, bye roads and lanes, gentlemen's seats, woods, churches, raths, baronies, parishes, antiquities, townlands, slated farmhouses. With Explanation key. Contents by Baronies, and Distance Table in Miles. There are three copper engravings: The Bridge and Castle of Maynooth; Perspective View of the Castle of Maynooth and Aqueduct Bridge two miles north of Naas where the Grand Canal crosses the river Liffey. Scale in Irish and British miles. Title within a draped floral cartouche. Wide margins. Very slight small water stain. Six sheets. Approx. 64 x 95cmm. Housed in a blue half morocco binder's folder. Scarce. 1,450 This map was dedicated to the Duke of Leinster, and has his coat of arms on top of the dedication. Alexander Taylor, a native of Scotland, began work in that country as an estate surveyor. He came to Ireland in 1778 to assist his brother George and his partner Andrew Skinner on the road surveys which resulted in the publication of Maps of the Roads of Ireland. They also produced a map of County Louth. In 1781 Alexander joined the army as a lieutenant in the 81st Regiment of Foot; he later joined the Corps of Engineers which was more suitable for him. Two years later he produced his map of Kildare which was a milestone in that county's cartographic history, and in 1807 produced the map for Rawson's Statistical Survey of the County of Kildare. Taylor never really blended into Irish society and after half a century he was still considered a 'true Scot'. He was attacked along with his fellow countrymen, Nimmo, and Bald in an article: "surly Taylor, the paver; slim Nimmo, the scurvy; or sly little Billy the Bald; knights of the chain and compass, or mere land surveyors, transported or imported here from Scotland" THEOBALD, John. M.D. Medulla Medicinae Universae: or, a New Compendious Dispensatory. Compiled at the Command of His Royal Highness the Duke, for the use of the Military Hospital Abroad, during the late War. By the King's Physicians and Surgeons, the Surgeon-General, and Apothecary-General, to the Army. The sixth edition, with a large additional appendix. Dublin: Printed for Alexander Ewing, in Dame-Street, mo. pp. [6], 138. Recent quarter morocco on marbled boards. Paper fault to a few margins with minute loss, not affecting text. A very good copy. Exceedingly rare. 575 COPAC locates 1 copy in UK and 4 copies in North America. ESTC N See items 306 &

98 307. THOMPSON, F. Glenn. The Uniforms of Foreword by Major General Patrick F. Nowlan. With colour illustrations. Dublin: Four Courts, Oblong quarto. pp. 63. Red buckram, gilt device on upper cover, title in gilt on spine. A fine copy. 65 SIGNED BY COLUM GAVAN DUFFY 308. THOMPSON, Francis. Essays of To-day and Yesterday. London: George G. Harrap & Co. Ltd., First. pp. 78. With the signature of Colum Gavan Duffy (son of George Gavan Duffy, who defended Roger Casement) on titlepage. Wrappers with folding flaps. Untrimmed. 45 THE FIRST IRISH FLORA 309. THRELKELD, Caleb. The First Irish Flora Synopsis Stirpium Hibernicarum. Introduction by E. Charles Nelson with a glossary of Irish plant names by Donal Synnott. Kilkenny: Boethius, pp. liv, 148. In a limited edition of 585 numbered copies. This is number 98. Recent blue buckram, titled in gilt. A fine copy. 65 Dr. Caleb Threlkeld was a kindly physician, with eccentric views about Ireland and its people. His flora contains comments on patriotism, witchcraft, herbal cures and all sorts of trivia. He was the first to publish the legend of St. Patrick and the shamrock. Colgan said of him: "Nothing could be further removed from a bald scientific catalogue than the piquant medley of herbal and homily in which this medical missionary from Cumberland delivers himself of his opinion on botany, medicine, morals, theology, witchcraft, and the Irish question". This work is enhanced by Threlkeld accurately assigning the native Irish names to the plants, taken from a ms. believed to have been the work of Richard Heaton. Our copy has a four page list of subscribers (not always present) and the signature of the Irish bibliographer, Séamus Ua Casaide on the front free endpaper TILLOTSON, John. A Persuasive to Frequent Communion in the Holy Sacrament of the Lord's Supper. By His Grace John late Lord Archbishop of Canterbury. The twelfth edition. London: Printed for B. Aylmer at the Three Pigeons against the Royal Exchange in Cornhill: and W. Rogers at the Sun against St. Dunstan's Church in Fleet-street, pp. [2], 30. Recent quarter morocco on marbled boards. A very good copy. 375 Not in Wing. ESTC R At foot of titlepage: Price three pence. With marginal notes and advertisement on final leaf. 95

99 311. TIMONEY, Martin A. Ed. by. Dedicated to Sligo. Thirty-four Essays on Sligo's past. Profusely illustrated. Ballymote: Folio. pp Black paper boards, titled in gilt on spine. A fine copy. 40 A wide range of authors describe, analyse, interpret and re-interpret parts of the complex understudied, and at times misunderstood, archive of eight thousand years of Sligo's past. The illustrations draw us out into the Sligo landscape, so richly endowed with a natural beauty, archaeology and history that surrounds us all the days of our lives TISDALL, William. D.D. The Case of the Sacramental Test stated and argu'd : particularly, with Relation to the Presbyterians of Ireland. Humbly submitted to the consideration of the Nobility and Gentry of this Kingdom. By William Tisdall, D. D. Dublin: Printed by Daniel Tompson in Cole's-Alle, Castle-Street, pp. [16],56. Recent quarter morocco on marbled boards. A fine copy. Rare. 475 ESTC T90419 locates 8 copies only TÓBÍN, Colm. Dubliners. Photographs by Tony O'Shea. London: Macdonald Illustrated, Oblong quarto. pp Black paper boards, titled in white. Very good in dust jacket. 35 Through the 1980's, the Irish Photographer Tony O'Shea took pictures of the city of Dublin. The images he produced were stark and powerful. His city was not a place of famous monuments and important buildings, sanitised for the tourists. Instead, his city was made up of faces set in expression of wonder and repose, strong, watchful and alert [TOLAND, John] An Act for the better Securing the Dependency of Ireland upon the Crown of Great-Britain : To which is added, J----n T-----d, Esq; His Reasons why the Bill for the better Securing the Dependency of Ireland, should not pass London: Printed: [s.n.], pp. 14. Recent quarter morocco on marbled boards. Paper loss to margins affecting text, also with holes in text. A working copy. Rare. 175 ESTC T locates 4 copies only in Ireland. Pages 3-4 contain the text of the bill enacted as Public General Act, 6 Geo.I.c.5. Pages 5-14 contain an abridgment of John Toland's Reasons most humbly offer'd to the Honble House [TRENCH FAMILY] A Pedigree of the Trench family from Frederic De La Tranche, a Protestant, who escaped to England from the civil wars in France and settled in Northumberland in Roscrea: Henry Trench, Cangort Park, Folio. pp. 18 (printed on one side only)

100 The Trench family, according to their family memoir, were persecuted Huguenots who were driven from France and came to Ireland from Northumberland. They may, alternatively, have had Scottish origins. They bought the Garbally estate in County Galway from William Spenser, a transplanted person and grandson of the author of the The Faerie Queen. The vast majority of this work is taken up by the genealogy of the descendants of Frederic Trench of Woodlawn (Baron Ashtown) TREVOR, William. The Love Department. London: The Bodley Head, First edition. pp Blue paper boards titled in gilt. Fine in fine dust jacket. 125 The author's third novel TREVOR, William. Fools of Fortune. London: The Bodley Head, First edition. pp Fine in fine dust jacket. 65 Winner of the Whitbread Prize for Best Novel of its year USSHER SHARKEY, Joan. St Anne's: The Story of a Guinness Estate. Dublin: The Woodfield Press, pp. xvi, 117. Illustrated wrappers [WADDINGTON GALLERIES] Three Painters: Ivon Hitchens, Jack B Yeats, Roderic O'Conor. And Colour Form & Line (These words constantly recur in the minds of those interested in abstraction). July-August Waddington Galleries Exhibition Catalogue. London: Printed by Graphic Press for The Waddington Galleries, pp. [8]. Printed blue wrappers. A fine copy. 65 FINE BINDING BY CARSWELL OF DUBLIN 320. WAKEFIELD, Edward. An Account of Ireland, Statistical and Political. Two volumes. With folding plate and map of Ireland. London: Longman, Hurst, Quarto. pp. (1) [i], xxiv, 762, (2) [i], 838, 88 (index). Owner's signature on titlepage. Bound by Richard Carswell of Belfast (with their label on front pastedown) in near contemporary full polished calf to a blind panel design. Spine divided into six compartments by five gilt raised bands, title in gilt on brown 97

101 morocco letter piece in the second, the remainder tooled with a blind shamrock. Slash-marbled endpapers. Occasional foxing to prelims and margins. A very attractive set in a superb Belfast binding. 1,450 Bradshaw The author resided in Ireland and travelled throughout the country for nearly two years, for the purpose of collecting materials for this outstanding work. He goes on to state: "When I was in Ireland, I applied for information to people of every rank, from the nobleman to the peasant. To give a list of the persons to whom I am under obligations, would appear ostentatious. Those to whom I am indebted for hospitality, great kindness, and material assistance in the prosecution of my labours, will, I hope, be contented with the only return for their generosity and disinterestedness which I have it in my power to make - my warmest thanks, and lively remembrance of their favours. It will be perceived that I am indebted to the Right Honourable Wellesley Pole for many official documents, without any stipulation respecting the principles of my work; a proof of his liberality, and of his willingness that facts should be laid before the public from incontrovertible documents". Highly important source for the Socio-Economic History of Ireland. With chapters on: Name, Situation, Extent, and Divisions; Soil, Bogs, and Minerals; Climate; Landed Property; Rental, and Tenures; Rural Economy; Harbours; Light Houses; Internal Communication; Manufactures, and National Industry; Topography; Police; Commerce; Imports; In-land Fisheries; Herring Fishery; The Past State of Money and Circulating Medium; Weights and Measures; Prices; Revenue and Finance; Representation; Government; Administration of Law; Grand Jury; Rebellion of The Rising of the People; The French Invasion; Education; Charter Schools; Foundling Hospital; Church Establishment; Tithe; Religious Sects and Parties - Catholic Claims; Catholic Clergy; Catholic Population; Religious Sects and Parties in the Counties of Ireland; Population; Customs, Manners, and Habits in the Counties of Ireland; Defence, etc WALFORD, Edward. The County Families of the United Kingdom or Royal Manual of the Titled and Untitled Aristocracy of England, Wales, Scotland and Ireland. Containing a brief notice of the descent, birth, marriage, education, and appointments of each person, his heir apparent or presumptive, as also a record of the offices which he has hitherto held, together with his town address and country residence. Thirty-Eighth annual publication. London: Chatto & Windus, Royal octavo. pp. xvi, 1200 (Double and treble column), 39 (index & adverts). Recent red cloth. Ex lib. with stamps. Title in gilt on spine. A very good copy WARE, Sir James. De Hibernia & Antiquitatibus ejus Disquisitiones. Edition Secunda, Emendatior & quarta parta auctior. Accesserunt Rerum Hibernicarum Regnante Henrico VII, Annales. London: By E. Tyler, mo. pp. [xiv], 356, [vi], 99. Title in red and black. Contemporary full vellum, title lettered in manuscript on spine. Occasional brown toning to pages. A very good copy. Very rare. 875 COPAC locates 5 copies only. Sweeney 5533 lists the 1654 edition. This edition contains engraved plates by Wenceslaus Hollar: Hibernia with two hounds; Map of Ireland; Archbishoprics Armorial Shields; Harps; Coins; St. Patrick's Purgatory; Clonmacnoise; Beehive hut. The work contains chapters on: The Coinage of Ireland, from the time of the Norse invaders to the reign of Henry VII; Antiquities of Ireland; Annals of Ireland; Prelates of Ireland; Writers of Ireland, and an appendix containing the rare and admirable discourse of Sir John Davies A Discoverie of the True Causes why Ireland was never entirely Subdued Crown of England. There was also an English translation, published in a folio edition by A. Crook, Dublin, [WARE, Sir James] The Examinations of Thomas Heth a Jesuit : being a Copy of the same, as they were Registred in the Registry of the See of Rochester. Anno Dom Extracted out of the Manuscripts of Sir James Ware, Knight, deceased, late one of his Majesties Privy Council of Ireland. 98

102 [Dublin: Published by R. Ware, Esq.] Printed in the year, Quarto. pp. 8. Later quarter morocco on marbled boards. Some mild toning and foxing. Very good. Extremely rare. 965 Wing E3731. Sweeney ESTC R locates 3 copies only [Cashel, RIA, Cornell]. In 1568 we have a curious story, said to be taken originally from records in the Rochester Diocesan Registry of the discovery and apprehension, at Rochester, of a Jesuit in disguise. A certain Thomas Heth, purporting to be a poor minister, came and asked the dean to recommend him for some preferment. The dean said that he would consider his case after he had heard him preach before him in the cathedral. No fault seems to have been found with the sermon, but in the pulpit afterwards, the sexton, Richard Fisher, picked up a letter that had been dropped, and carried it to the bishop, Dr. Gest. This was directed to Th. Finne from Samuel Malta, a noted Jesuit at Madrid. Heth was brought up and examined before the bishop; he acknowledged that he had preached for six years in England, but said that he had left the hated order. He was then remanded until the case had been reported to the queen 99

103 and her council. Incriminating papers were in the meantime found among his belongings, and, at a later second examination, he confessed. He was pilloried, branded, and mutilated after the cruel manner of those days, beside the High Cross at Rochester, and was condemned to be imprisoned for life. From this imprisonment he was released by an early death WARE, Sir James [and HARRIS, Walter] The Works of Sir James Ware concerning Ireland, Revised and improved. In Three Volumes. Vol. I. Containing, the History of the Bishops of that Kingdom and such matters Ecclesiastical and Civil, in which they were concerned, from the first Propagation of Christianity therein to the present Time. Vol. II. Containing, The Antiquities of Ireland. Vol. III. Containing, The Writers of Ireland. In Two books. All written in Latin by Sir James Ware, Knight, now newly translated into English [by Walter Harris, Esq.], and revised and improved with numerous and material editions. Embellished with copper plates. Dublin: Printed for the Author, by E. Jones in Clarendon-street; & Robert Bell, in Stephen-street, opposite Aungier-street; And John Fleming, in Scyamore-alley, pp. (1) [4], 660, (2) [viii], 286, [iv], [4], 363, [5]. Contemporary full sprinkled calf, spine of volume two professionally rebacked and with double gilt labels. With the armorial bookplate of William Kemmis. Minor wear to extremities, ink stain to six leaves and splashed on lower part of fore-edge. A very good set. Lacking most of the plates. Very scarce. 675 Sir James Ware ( ), antiquary and historian, was born at his father's house, Castle Street, Dublin. Educated at TCD. He collected and studied manuscripts and charters from an early age. Knighted in 1629, he succeeded his father as Auditor-General for Ireland in 1632 and became MP for Dublin University and member of the Privy Council. During the Civil War he was imprisoned by the Parliamentarians as a Royalist and then expelled from Dublin in After a year and a half in France, Ware settled in London and pursued his studies there until the Restoration of 1660, when he returned to Dublin and was reappointed Auditor-General. From his emoluments of office he made generous contributions to widows and to fellow-royalists who had been ruined by the war, while continuing to collect and preserve valuable historical material on Gaelic Ireland. It was around this time that he employed Dubhaltach Mac Fhirbhisigh to prepare transcripts and translations from Irish manuscripts. He published a number of treatises in Latin on Irish and ecclesiastical antiquities, as well as editions of Campion's History of Ireland and Spenser's View of the State of Ireland. His son, Robert Ware, translated and re-published his works, which gained wide 100

104 circulation. The Whole Works of Sir James Ware was published in Dublin ( ) by Walter Harris who married Ware's grand-daughter. The establishment of Irish literature and history as subjects of study in the general world of learning in modern times is due largely to the lifelong exertions of Sir James Ware. Sir Frederick Burton in his fine drawing of the three founders of the study of Irish history and literature, has rightly placed him alongside his contemporaries, Michael Ó Cléirigh, the hereditary chronicler, and John Colgan the Irish hagiologist. Ware died at his family house in Castle Street, Dublin on 1 December, 1666 and is buried in St. Werburgh's Church. His manuscripts are in the Bodleian and British Libraries. William Kemmis ( ). He married Ellen Mansergh, County Tipperary, in He worked as law-clerk to the Irish attorney-general William Saurin, and was later appointed crown solicitor in criminal causes for the Dublin and Leinster circuits. Regarded by Daniel O'Connell as 'high orange', he was condemned by Lord Clarendon as overly impartial for his failure to exclude repealers from the jury empanelled for the first trial of William Smith O'Brien in In 1808 he was elected a member of the Dublin Society, his proposers being Arthur Maguire and Reverend Dr Thomas Smyth. Kemmis had an address at 45 Kildare Street, and a country estate at Ballinacor, Rathdown, County Wicklow. In 1876 the Ballinacor estate consisted of 12,747 acres in County Wicklow and Queen's County WARREN, Geoffrey. Elixir of Life (Uisge Beatha). Being a slight account of the romantic rise to fame of a great House [John Jameson]. Decorated by Harry Clarke. Dublin: John Jameson & Son Limited, Small Quarto. pp. [iv], 17. Recent quarter linen on grey paper boards with original printed title laid on upper cover. Two leaves in printed facsimile. Some light staining, otherwise a good copy. Exceedingly rare. 475 COPAC locates 2 copies only. Steenson A 7. Harry Clarke wrote in a letter presenting this work to a friend: "Here is one of the books I did for Jameson... it was made in Dublin and if you have ever had any experience of Dublin printers you will know it was only produced with great difficulty". 101

105 RARE LARGE PAPER COPY WITH FINE HAND-COLOURED PLATES 326. WELD, Isaac. Illustrations of the Scenery of Killarney and the Surrounding Country. With hand-coloured engraved frontispiece map, hand-coloured engraved title, one hand-coloured engraved folding plate and eighteen full page hand-coloured engravings. London: Longman, Hurst, Second edition. Quarto. pp. [i], vii, 224. Bound by Bayntun Riviere of Bath in straight-grained crushed dark green morocco, covers framed by gilt fillets with a wide and narrow floral roll, and with gilt shamrock fleurons. Spine divided into six compartments by five gilt raised bands; title and author in gilt direct in the second and third, year in gilt direct at heel. Fore-edges and turn-ins gilt; green splash-marbled endpapers; green and gold endbands. A.e.g. A superb copy. 2,

106 Isaac Weld ( ), author, was born in Dublin and educated at Samuel Whyte's School, Grafton Street and in Norfolk. In 1795 he sailed for Philadelphia and spent two years travelling in America and Canada, and met George Washington. In 1799 he published 'Travels Through the States of North America and the Provinces of Upper and Lower Canada' which went to three editions and was translated into French, German and Dutch. Weld visited Killarney and its lakes, and the present work is the result of that visit, illustrated with his own drawings. A member of the Royal Dublin Society from 1800, he undertook their 'Statistical Survey of Roscommon'. Sir Isaac Weld was honorary secretary to the Society for over twenty years, and after his death its members erected a monument to him in Mount Jerome Cemetery. A beautiful series of views of one of Ireland's most scenic regions. Includes views of the lakes, the surrounding mountains as well as picturesque ruins and castles WELLS, Warre B. and MARLOWE, N. The Irish Convention and Sinn Fein. In continuation of "A History of the Irish Rebellion of 1916". Dublin: Maunsel, First edition. pp. [viii], 195 pp. Original dark blue cloth, title in gilt on spine. Browning to endpapers, corners slightly bumped, otherwise a very good copy WESTROPP, M.S.D. Irish Glass. An account of glass-making in Ireland from the XVIth century to the present day. Illustrated with reproductions of 188 typical pieces of Irish glass and 220 patterns and designs. London: Herbert Jenkins, n.d. (c.1920). Quarto. pp Green coarse linen, title in gilt on upper cover and spine. A very good copy. Scarce. 235 The contents include: Glass-Making in Ireland prior to the End of the 17th Century; Dublin Glass- Houses; The Gurteens and Waterford Glass-Houses; Drumrea and Belfast Glass-Houses; Cork Glass- Houses; Newry, Ballycastle, and Londonderry Glass-Houses; Irish Glass in General [WHITE CHAPEL SERMON] The White Chapel Sermon. The true Method of Propagating Religion and Loyalty: A Sermon Preach'd in the Parish Church of St. Mary in White Chapel, on Sunday the 24th of October, in the afternoon. By Joseph Acres, Vicar of Blewberry in Berkshire. [Dublin]: London Printed: and Reprinted in Dublin, by S. Powell, for G. Risk, Bookseller at the London in Damesstreet, over-against, the Horse-Guard, pp. 16p. Recent quarter morocco on marbled boards. Some dusting to title and margins. A very good copy. Exceedingly rare. 485 ESTC N35730 locates 4 copies only WHITE, Newport John Davis. Occasional Verses. Dublin: Printed at The University Press, pp. [iii], 47. Signed presentation copy from the author to Sir R. Tate. Green blind-stamped cloth, title and author in gilt on upper cover. Fine. 125 The poems included are: The Seasons; Song of the Waves; Cromwell; Blindness; Lily of the Valley; The Grave of Swift; Glendalough; A Birthday Wish, etc WHITE, Rev. P. History of Clare and the Dalcassian Clans of Tipperary, Limerick, and Galway. With an ancient and a modern map. Dublin: Gill, First 103

107 edition. pp. xvi, 398. Green cloth, lettered in gilt. Owners' signatures on titlepage. A very good copy. 225 The Dalcassians were a Gaelic tribe, generally accepted by contemporary scholarship as being a branch of the Déisi Muman, who became a powerful grouping in Munster during the tenth century. Their genealogies claimed descent from Cormac Cas, who is said to have lived in the third century. Brian Bóruma is perhaps the best known king from the dynasty and was responsible to a significant degree for carving out their fortunes. The family had built a powerbase on the banks of the River Shannon and Brian's brother Mahon became their first King of Munster, taking the throne from the rival Eóganachta. This influence was greatly extended under Brian who became High King of Ireland, following a series of conflicts with Norse and other Irish tribes, before dying famously at the Battle of Clontarf in Following this the Dál gcais provided three more High Kings of Ireland; Donagh O'Brien, Turlough O'Brien and Murtagh O'Brien; but lost out to the longer established dynasties. From the 12th 16th centuries, the Dál gcais contented themselves with being reduced to the Kingdom of Thomond. They attempted to claim the Kingdom of Desmond for a time, but ultimately the MacCarthys held it. The Kennedys also held the Kingdom of Ormond for a time. Some of the better known septs included O'Brien, MacNamara, O'Grady, Kennedy, MacMahon and Clancy. During the 13th century Richard Strongbow's relatives the Norman de Clares attempted to take Thomond, but the Dál gcais held firm. It wasn't until the 16th century, unable to be defeated militarily, they agreed to surrender and regrant their kingdom to Henry VIII Tudor, joining the nobility of the Kingdom of Ireland. Their realm was renamed County Clare, though they remained influential. In later times, remarkable figures include writer Standish James O'Grady, who is called "Father of the Celtic Revival" and William Smith O'Brien who played a leading part in the Young Irelander Rebellion of In diaspora, prominent figures have included Marshal Patrice de Mac-Mahon, President of France, as well as John F. Kennedy and Ronald Reagan, who were both Presidents of the United States [WILDE, Oscar] Oscar Wilde: A Memoir. By Theodore Wratislaw. Foreword by Sir John Betjeman. Introduction and notes by Karl Beckson. Illustrated. London: The Eighteen Ninety Society, pp. v, [1], 21, + errata. Maroon buckram, title and decorations in gilt on upper cover. Edition limited to 500 numbered copies. A fine copy in fine d.j WILKINSON, Burke. The Zeal of the Convert. The Life of Erskine Childers. New York: Second Chance Press, pp. viii, 256. Illustrated wrappers. A fine copy. 45 "A sad and glorious saga, compellingly told and beautifully written. It is a revealing biography of an Irish patriot killed fifty years ago, is vital to understanding modern Ireland" - Cork Examiner WILLIAMS, C.W. Observations on the Inland Navigation of Ireland and the Want of Employment for its Population, with a description of the River Shannon. Suggested by the Report of the Select Committee of the House of Commons in 1830, on the State of Ireland, and the Remedial Measures proposed by them. Second edition, comprising an examination of the application of money grants in aid of public works. Illustrated with a large folding map of the Inland Navigation of England and Ireland in London: Vacher, & Dublin: Curry, pp. viii, 108. Purple cloth, title on printed label on upper cover and spine. Small nick to bottom of spine, otherwise a very good copy. Very rare

108 A UNIQUE CALLIGRAPHIC ITEM 335. [WILSON, Sarah] Friendship. A manuscript broadside in a fine copper-plate hand titled: 'Friendship / Sincerity is a precious Jewel / Memorandum. / Virtue and Honour ornament the Processor. / Learning. / Just be thy thoughts and every Word Sincere, / And know no Wish but what the World may hear. / Sarah Wilson. / Dublin. The 23th. June, Inscribed on one side only with ruled border. Repair to centre-fold. 30 x 40cm. In very good condition. Unique. 475 Sarah Wilson was the daughter of the Dublin printer and publisher, Peter Wilson WITHEROW, Thomas. Historical and Literary Memorials of Presbyterianism in Ireland ( ). Belfast: Mullan, pp. xii, 363. Name clipped from half title. Signature and small ink-stain to title, otherwise very good. Scarce WOOD, Herbert. Ed. by. Court Book of the Liberty of Saint Sepulchre within the jurisdiction of The Archbishop of Dublin Dublin: R.S.A.I Royal octavo. pp. xiii, 98. Green blind-stamped cloth, titled in gilt. A very good copy. 65 SÉAMUS Ó CASAIDE'S COPY 338. WOODS, James. Annals of Westmeath. Ancient and Modern. Illustrated. Dublin: Sealy, pp. xvi, 345. Title printed in red and black. Green cloth, lettered in gilt on spine. Signature of Séamus Ó Casaide in ink. Stamp of and pencil note by James Seery "This copy belonged to Séamus Ó Casaide Bought of Harcourt Books (Alfred Gay) 30s Some plates missing at the time of purchase, have been supplied in [photographic] facsimile by C.P. Dowling, Still Photography Dept., R.T.E.". A fine copy. Very scarce WOOLMAN, John. A Word of Remembrance and Caution to the Rich. Dublin: Printed by T. M. Bates, for R. M. Jackson, mo. pp. [3], 6-91, [1]. Contemporary full calf. A very good copy. Rare. 295 ESTC T Sabin

109 John Woolman ( ) was a North American merchant, tailor, journalist, and itinerant Quaker preacher, and an early abolitionist in the colonial era. Based in Mount Holly, New Jersey, near Philadelphia, he travelled through frontier areas of British North America to preach Quaker beliefs, and advocate against slavery and the slave trade, cruelty to animals, economic injustices and oppression, and conscription. From 1755 during the French and Indian War, he urged tax resistance to deny support to the military. In 1772, Woolman travelled to England, where he urged Quakers to support abolition of slavery WRIGHT, G.N. Ireland Illustrated in a Series of Views, of Cities, Towns, Public Buildings, Streets, Docks, Churches, Antiquities, Abbeys, Towers, Castles, Seats of the Nobility, etc. from original drawings by G. Petrie, W.H. Bartlett, & T.M. Baynes. London: Fisher & Jackson, First edition. Quarto. pp. [vi], iv, 80, 41 (plates, including engraved half-title). Contemporary half green morocco over marbled boards. Occasional light foxing. Plates with tissue guards. Some minor wear to extremities. A very good copy YEATS, Elizabeth Corbet. A list of Books Published by the Dun Emer Press and the Cuala Press Founded in Dublin in Nineteen Hundred and Three by Elizabeth Corbet Yeats. With the devices of Dun Emer by Elinor Monsell and the Cuala Press by Elizabeth Corbet Yeats. Compiled by Liam Miller. Dublin: Cuala Press, pp. [16]. Edition limited to 500 copies. Fine in wrappers. 95 RARE HAND COLOURED COPY 342. YEATS, Jack B. The Bosun and the Bob-Tailed Comet. With twenty illustrations by Jack B. Yeats. London: Elkin Mathews, pp. 24. Blue card covers with a small hand coloured illustration on the front. Each page has a hand coloured illustration. A very good copy of this exceedingly rare hand coloured edition. 575 The fourth of Yeats' plays for young people, written in the year of Halley's Comet, an attractive item, very scarce. "This title is sufficient to indicate the nature of the little book in which Mr. Yeats displays all the humour which has so characterised the series of picture books, and his facile pen has lost none of its old-time cunning" - Dublin Express [YEATS, Jack B.] Ceachta beaga Gaedhilge. Irish Reading Lessons. Compiled by Norma Borthwick. With illustrations by Jack B. Yeats. Books I, II, and III. Dublin: The Irish Book Company, 1906/1911. pp. (I) 30, (II) 28, (III) 40. Printed wrappers, staples rusted and some fraying to edges. A very good set. Rare. 675 These little books were immensely popular with children in the early years of the twentieth century, and the thirty-nine illustrations introduced Jack B. Yeats to many who would never have seen his paintings. Some of the blocks are dated from '92, when he was just twenty years old and they all show his great graphic power. Consequently, however, clean sets are very difficult to obtain, as most copies are very worn. The third part has the first-name signature of Ernie O'Malley (Éarnán) on the upper cover [YEATS, Jack B.] Irishmen All by George A. Birmingham (Canon Hannay). With twelve coloured illustrations, tipped in, from oil paintings by Jack B. Yeats. London: T.N. Foulis, First edition. pp. [viii], 225, 6 (publisher's list). Presentation inscription and owner's signature on f.f.e. Contemporary full reversed maroon calf with yapp edges. A.e.g. Paper repair to f.f.e. Very good. Rare in this binding. 150 A very successful collaboration. The subtle observation and gentle irony of Birmingham's) prose is well matched by the Yeats paintings, which date from the beginning of his work in oils. SIGNED PRESENTATION COPY 345. YEATS, Jack B. The Amaranthers. London: William Heinemann, First edition. pp. [iv], 273. Blue cloth, title in gilt on spine. Inscribed presentation copy to Mr. and Mrs. V.S. Daniel "with every good thought / from Jack B. Yeats / Dublin April 9th / 1935", on slip of notepaper laid on front free endpaper. From the Cotswold House Hotel Library, with their stamps. Some mild spotting to fore-edges. A very good copy. Rare

110 INSCRIBED ABBEY THEATRE PRODUCTION COPY 346. YEATS, Jack B. La La Noo. Title on upper cover in Jack B. Yeats' hand. Original typescript, undated (c.1942). Quarto, forty seven pages, bound in quarter black linen on thick paper wrappers. With inscription in the author's hand at bottom of final leaf: "Jack B. Yeats/ 18 Fitzwilliam Square/ Dublin/ Ireland". Occasional pencil notes to margins and with some corrections by Jack B. Yeats. Very good. Unique. 1,250 The play 'La La Noo' was published by the Cuala Press in In May 1942 Ria Mooney produced Jack B. Yeats' two-act play La La Noo at the Abbey Theatre in Dublin, the cast included Maureen O'Sullivan and Brian O'Higgins. Its fusion of a realist setting, in a pub in a remote area of the western seaboard, and a fatalistic, almost symbolic, treatment of death, owes something to Synge and something to W.B. Yeats, but it is more playful than either. This Abbey production according to the Irish Times achieved 'a mood of wonder'. Though 'not hoisted as a comedy' as Yeats noted in a 1948 BBC interview with Thomas MacGreevy, La La Noo's comedy turned into tragedy. Critics also noted the audience's approval of anti modernist speeches. Mary O'Malley recalled how the play's talk of war and death seemed to result in a production fiasco: first, a cast member resigned after losing her brother on the heels of her father's unexpected death; second, the new cast member, who was pregnant, lost the baby in a bicycling accident; third, the final replacement completed the play's four-day run and the next day lost her brother in an unusual boarding school accident. The jinx phenomenon continued: in the 1994 Toronto Irish Players' production of the play, the actor taking the part of the 'Publican' broke a rib prior to the opening! The typescript has comments in pencil by Jack B. Yeats regarding the lighting. This copy may in fact have been given to the director, Ria Mooney, by Yeats and used by her in the production. Ria was a friend of Jack and visited him regularly in his nursing home at Portobello in his last years YEATS, Jack B. Jack B. Yeats National Loan Exhibition June-July Dublin: National College of Art, pp. 43. Very good in cream wrappers, printed in purple. Scarce. 95 Profusely illustrated with reproductions of Jack B. Yeats' works including frontispiece of the artist as a boy, and a full page reproduction of his death mask [YEATS, Jack B] An Exhibition of Paintings. The Tate Gallery, 14 August - 15 September Foreword by Philip James, Director of Art. Introduction by Thomas MacGreevy. London: The Arts Council of Great Britain, pp. 16. Very good in printed wrappers [YEATS, Jack B] Jack B. Yeats Joint Exhibition of Jack B. Yeats Paintings from the collections of the Late Ernie O'Malley and the Yeats Museum, Sligo in Sligo County Library. August 2nd to 20th, Illustrated. Sligo: County Library and Museum, pp. 20. Very good in printed wrappers YEATS, W.B. The Secret Rose. Illustrations by John B. Yeats. London: Lawrence & Bullen, First edition. First issue. pp. xi, 267. Title in red and black. Dark blue cloth, with design by Althea Gyles stamped in gilt on front cover, spine and back cover. New endpapers. Spine a little dull, cloth crease to lower cover, otherwise very good. Very scarce. 750 Wade

111 See items 350, 357, & 359 HARRY CLARKE'S COPY 351. YEATS, W.B. Poems: Second Series. Portrait frontis of a young Yeats. London: A.H. Bullen, pp. vii, 162. Quarter cream linen on brown paper boards. New printed title to spine. Harry Clarke's copy with his signature in pencil dated 1912 on verso of frontispiece. Spine suntanned. Traces of stamps to front endpaper. A very good copy. 165 Wade 83. PRESENTATION COPY FROM SEAMUS O'SULLIVAN 352. YEATS, W.B. Plays in Prose and Verse. Written for an Irish Theatre, and Generally with the Help of a Friend. London: Macmillan, pp. ix, [1], 447, [1]. Olive-green blind-stamped cloth designed by Charles Ricketts. Title in gilt on spine; white end-papers with design of Unicorn. Signed presentation copy from S. O'S (Seamus O'Sullivan) to Myra. All edges untrimmed. Spine evenly sun-tanned. A very good copy. 225 Wade 136. Seumas or Seamus O'Sullivan, real name James Sullivan Starkey, ( ) was an Irish poet and editor of The Dublin Magazine. He was born in Dublin and spent his adult life in the suburb of Rathgar. In 1926 he married the artist Estella Solomons. His father William Starkey ( ), a physician, was also a poet and a friend of George Sigerson YEATS, W.B. Essays. London: Macmillan, pp. viii, 540. Olive-green blind-stamped cloth designed by Charles Ricketts. Title in gilt on spine; white end-papers with design of Unicorn. Occasional light foxing to end-papers. Spine evenly sun-tanned. Dedication 'To Lennox Robinson'. All edges untrimmed. A very good copy. 65 Wade YEATS, W.B. Poems. London: Fisher Unwin, pp. xv, 314, [1]. Light blue cloth, with gilt-stamped design by Althea Gyles on spine and blind-stamp floral design on covers. Minor wear to spine ends, otherwise a very good copy YEATS, W.B. Autobiographies: Reveries over Childhood and Youth and The Trembling of the Veil. Portrait frontispiece and illustrations by his father, J.B. Yeats and his brother, Jack B. Yeats. London: Macmillan, pp. vii, 477, [2]. Olive-green blind-stamped cloth designed by Charles Ricketts. Title in gilt on spine; white end-papers with design of Unicorn. A very good copy YEATS, W.B. Later Poems. London: Macmillan, pp. xiii, [1], 363. Olive-green blind-stamped cloth designed by Charles Ricketts. Title in gilt on spine; white end-papers with design of Unicorn. All edges untrimmed. Fine copy in very good price-clipped dust jacket

112 Wade 134. The contents includes: The Wild Swans at Coole, An Irish Airman Foresees his Death, The Song of Wandering Aengus, The Fiddler of Dooney, At Galway Races, Red Hanrahan's Song, etc., etc. DENIS JOHNSTON COPY 357. YEATS, W.B. A Full Moon in March. London: Macmillan, First edition. pp. vii, 70. Dark green cloth, title in gilt on spine. From the library of Denis Johnston, with his bookplate. A fine copy in fine dust jacket. 125 Wade 182 MERVYN WALL'S COPY 358. [YEATS, W.B.] The Arrow. W.B. Yeats Commemoration Number. Illustrated. Dublin: The Abbey Theatre, First edition. Quarto. Illustrated stapled wrappers. Mervyn Wall's copy with his signature on upper cover. A very good copy. 125 Devoted entirely to W.B. Yeats, with contributions by Austin Clarke, Edmund Dulac, Oliver St. John Gogarty, F.R. Higgins, John Masefield, etc. Illustrations by J.B. Yeats, Sean O'Sullivan, Max Beerbohm, etc. and a facsimile reproduction of a letter by W.B. Yeats YEATS, W.B. Last Poems & Plays. New York: Macmillan, First American edition. pp. vi, 126. Green cloth with design by Sturge Moore, blind-stamped on upper cover, design and lettering in gilt on spine. Slight toning to endpapers. A fine copy in fine dust jacket. 375 Wade 203. Contains the final bleak poems on which much of Yeats' modern reputation is based; a milestone in modern literature. LIMITED EDITION 360. YEATS, W.B. L'Ile d'innisfree. The Lake Isle of Innisfree. In French and English. Illustrated by Nathalie Grall. Cléry Saint-André: Éditions du Palimpseste, Small oblong octavo. pp. [19]. Printed paper boards, page sections loosely inserted as issued. Edition limited to forty seven numbered copies, signed by the illustrator. A fine copy. 175 FINE PRIVATE PRESS LIMITED EDITION 361. YEATS, W.B. Poems of Place. Introduced and edited by A. Norman Jeffares. Illustrated by Nicholas Parry. Market Drayton, Tern Press, pp. [68]. Quarter linen on illustrated boards. Edition limited to 175 copies, signed and numbered by Nicholas and Mary Parry. A very good copy YEATS, W.B. W.B. Yeats Collected Poems. Introduction by Roy Foster. Engravings by Harry Brockway. London: The Folio Society, pp. xxiii, 536. Quarter brown morocco on cloth sides, printed with a design by the artist, title in gilt on spine. Top edge brown. Fine in slipcase. 135 ADDENDA 363. [ANACREON] Hai tou Anakreontos ōdai, kai ta tēs Sapphous, kai ta tou Alkaiou leipsana. Anacreontis Carmina, cum Sapponis, et Alcaei fragmentis. Glasgow: In aedibus Academicis excudebant R. et A. Foulis, Academiae typographi, pp Contemporary full Irish calf, title in gilt on original red morocco letterpiece on spine. Armorial bookplate of Michael Kearney on front pastedown, with his signature on titlepage. A superb copy. 375 Michael Kearney ( ), Archdeacon of Raphoe, was born in Castle Street, Dublin, the son of Michael Kearney, surgeon-barber. He entered Trinity College in He obtained a scholarship in 1750, fellowship in 1757, and was co-opted a senior fellow in He held the chair of history on the foundation of Erasmus Smith from 1769 to In the latter year he accepted the college benefice of Tullyaughnish, County Donegal, and resigned both his fellowship and his professorship. He was appointed to the archdeaconry of Raphoe in Kearney was the direct ancestor of President Barrack Obama. 109

113 364. [BOOK OF COMMON PRAYER] The Book of Common Prayer, And Administration of the Sacraments According to the Use of the Church of Ireland. Dublin: Printed by the Executors of David Hay, Assignee of the late Boulter Grierson, mo. Contemporary full red morocco. Covers framed by a gilt roll enclosing in the centre a gilt panel with outer fleurons; flat spine with gilt classical tool in compartments. Armorial bookplate of Fritz Ponsonby, Grenadier Guards, also with bookplate of the author G.M. Rainbird. Early owner's signatures on front endpaper, dated 1797 and Gilding to spine lightly faded, some minor wear to heel of spine. All edges gilt. 695 Sir Frederick Ponsonby, later 1st Lord Sysonby. 'Fritz' Ponsonby was assistant private secretary to Queen Victoria, King Edward VII and King George V, and author of Recollections of Three Reigns. His only daughter Loelia Mary Ponsonby married the Duke of Westminster, with Winston Churchill was best man BOYSE, Samuel. The New Pantheon: or, Fabulous History of the Heathen Gods, Goddesses, Heroes, &c: Explained in a Manner entirely New; And rendered much more useful than any hitherto published: Adorned With Figures from ancient Paintings, Medals, and Gems, for the Use of those who would understand History, Poetry, Painting, Statuary, Coins, Medals &c. By Samuel Boyse, A. M. The eighth edition with an appendix... by William Cooke, A.M. Illustrated. Dublin: Printed for R. Cross and P. Wogan, mo. pp. xii, 284, 14 (index). Recent buckram, title in gilt on spine. Owner's signature on title and frontispiece. 295 ESTC locates 6 copies. Only 1 copy in Ireland [NLI]. Illustrated with fifteen full-page engraved plates of allegorical portraits of gods. Samuel Boyse ( ), Dublin-born poet and translator, spent most of his life in London as a hack writer living in extreme poverty. His translations of Voltaire (1738) and Fenelon (1749) however attracted the attention of Samuel Johnson who was unsuccessful in trying to raise money for his funeral. It is ironic that this book, his most popular, first published posthumously in 1753 was reprinted many times and became a standard handbook of ancient mythology in the late eighteenth century. See item 363 & BRADY, Edward M. Ireland's Secret Service in England. Illustrated. Dublin: Talbot, n.d. (c. 1928). pp Green cloth, title printed in blue. A very good copy. Very scarce BUTLER, Rev. Alban. The Lives of the Fathers, Martyrs and other principal Saints. Edited by the Rev. F. C. Husenbeth. With a preface by Rev. J.H. McShane. With coloured plates. Nine volumes. London, Dublin and Belfast: Virtue, n.d. (c.1890). Folio. Decorated cloth, embossed in gilt. A very good set

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115 368. [CAPUCHIN ANNUAL] The Capuchin Annual Edited by Fr. Senan. Illustrated. Dublin: Printed at The Sign of The Three Candles, Quarto. pp. 256, + adverts. Original stiff printed wrappers as issued. A very good copy. Exceedingly rare second volume. In very good condition DUBOURDIEU, Rev. John. Statistical Survey of the County of Down, with Observations on the Means of Improvement; drawn up for the consideration, and by order of the Dublin Society. Illustrated with a map of the county and engraved plates. Dublin: Printed by Graisberry and Campbell, No. 10 Back-Lane, pp. xvi, 319. Later half morocco on marbled boards. Map of county from second edition. A very good copy. Very scarce. 375 WOLFE OF FORENAGHTS 370. DUTTON, Matthew. The Office and Authority of a Justice of Peace for Ireland: Collected from the Books of Common Law,... digested under alphabetical titles.... By Matt. Dutton, Gent.... The second edition. With the addition of all the Acts of Parliament relating to that office, made since the second session of the last Parliament;... By Thomas Warren,... To which is added, a treatise entitled, The security of English-men's lives. Dublin :Printed by A. Rhames, for J. Hyde, R. Gunne, R. Owen, and E. Dobson, pp. [8],460, [44], 96. Contemporary full calf. Armorial bookplate and signature of John Wolfe of Forenaghts. Minor wear to head of spine. A fine crisp copy. 475 The Security of English-men's Lives has separate title and pagination, but the register is continuous. The John in question was most probably John Wolfe of Forenaghts ( ), a Freeman of Dublin. He was also a captain in the Kildare Militia in He married to Mary, daughter of William Philpot and they had eight sons and two daughters. A number of these sons attained positions of influence in Georgian Ireland but none more so than the eighth son, Arthur Wolfe, who was elevated to the peerage as Viscount Kilwarden for his support of the Act of Union in LEIGH, Samuel. Leigh s New Pocket Road-Book of Ireland, Containing an Account of all the Direct and Cross Roads; together with a Description of every Remarkable Place, its Curiosities, Manufactures, Commerce, Population, Inns, Mail Coach Routes, Fairs, and Marketdays, forming a Complete Guide to Every Object worthy of attention of Travellers. Illustrated with a coloured folding map of Ireland, a Table of the relative Distances between the Principal Towns, a plan of Dublin, and a map of the Lakes of Killarney. Third edition, considerably enlarged and improved. London: Printed for Leigh and Son, n.d. (c.1835). 12mo. pp. x, [2], 528. Modern half green morocco, title in gilt on original letterpiece on upper cover, and in gilt on spine. A very good copy. Scarce O'CONNOR, Rev. John. Essay on the Rosary and Sodality of the Most Holy Name of Jesus. Wherein the profound Veneration due to God's Sacred Name is asserted... To which is subjoined an Introduction to the Rosary of the Blessed Virgin Mary... Together with the Rosary's of the Name of Jesus and of the Blessed Virgin. The second edition with additions and cuts. Dublin: Printed for P. Wogan, No. 23 Old Bridge, pp. xii, 335. Later half calf on cloth boards. Title page soiled and some browning to pages. From Belfast Roman Catholic Library with their neat stamp and owner's name stamped on front and rear endpapers. A good copy of an exceedingly rare item. 475 No copy located on COPAC. No copy in Ireland SMITH, Charlotte. & LEE, Sophia. Elegiac Sonnets, by Charlotte Smith. With Additional Sonnets and Other Poems. With engraved frontispiece. Sixth edition. Bound with: A Hermit's Tale: Recorded by his own hand, and found in his cell. Two volumes in one. Dublin: Printed by Bernard Dornin, and J. Moore, No. 35 College Green, opposite the Statue of King William, & Dublin: Printed by J. Moore, No. 45 College Green, pp. xii, 81; [7], 8-46, [2]. Contemporary full tree calf, title in gilt on original red morocco letterpiece. Some minute surface wear to binding, otherwise a fine fresh copy. Very rare

116 ESTC T98074 locates 8 copies only & ESTC T80466 locates 7 copies only. The dedication to Richard Brinsley Sheridan in the second volume A Hermit's Tale is signed 'Sophia Lee'. With a half-title and a final advertisement leaf. Charlotte Turner Smith ( ) was an English Romantic poet and novelist. She initiated a revival of the English sonnet, helped establish the conventions of Gothic fiction, and wrote political novels of sensibility. She was born into a wealthy family and received a typical education for a woman during the late eighteenth century. However, her father's reckless spending forced her to marry early. In a marriage that she later described as prostitution, she was given by her father to the violent and profligate Benjamin Smith. Their marriage was deeply unhappy, although they had twelve children together. Charlotte joined Benjamin in debtor's prison, where she wrote this, her first book of poetry 'Elegiac Sonnets'. Its success allowed her to help pay for Benjamin's release. Benjamin's father attempted to leave money to Charlotte and her children upon his death, but legal technicalities prevented her from ever acquiring it. She eventually left her husband and began writing to support her large family. Sophia Lee ( ) was an English novelist, dramatist and educator. When her father died in 1781, she spent the proceeds from performances of her successful opera, on establishing a school at Bath, where she made a home for her sisters Anne and Harriet. "ROUTED THE REDCOATS THRO' OULD CASTLEBAR" 374. [TAYLOR, Sir Herbert] Impartial Relation of the Military Operations which took place in Ireland, in consequence of the landing of a body of French Troops, under General Humbert, in August, By an Officer, who served in the Corps, under the Command of His Excellency Marquis Cornwallis. With folding map, plan, and table. Dublin: Printed for J. Milliken, 32 Grafton-Street, pp. [ii], 69. Recent quarter linen on marbled boards. Some browning to a few leaves, otherwise a very good copy. Exceedingly rare. 1,450 ESTC T locates the BCL and TCD copies only. Sir Herbert Taylor ( ), lieutenant-general. A noted linguist, was employed by Lord Grenville as his secretary and in the Foreign Office. In July, 1798 Taylor accompanied the newly appointed Lord Lieutenant, Lord Cornwallis to Ireland, in the threefold capacity of aide-de-camp, military secretary, and private secretary. In this pamphlet he exonerates the actions of Cornwallis and the operations of the army in suppressing the rebellion. There is a detailed listing of the militias with their commanding officers, a map with the itinerary of the French and the pursuing British forces, return of those killed or wounded, names of prisoners. An excellent account of the 'Races of Castlebar' is also given. Taylor was in his later career, the first Private Secretary to the Sovereign of the United Kingdom. 113

117 PRINCIPAL SOURCES CONSULTED BEST Bibliography of Irish Philology & of Printed Irish Literature, BLACK Catalogue of Pamphlets on Economic Subjects in Irish Libraries. BONAR LAW The Printed Maps of Ireland , Dublin, BRADSHAW Catalogue of the Bradshaw Collection of Irish Books. 3 vols COPAC Online Public Access Catalogue. CRAIG Dublin CRAIG Irish Bookbinding CRONE The Irish Book Lover DE BURCA Three Candles Bibliographical Catalogue DIX Early Printed Dublin Books, New York, D.I.B. Dictionary of Irish Biography. Cambridge, D.N.B. The Concise Dictionary of National Biography ELLMAN James Joyce. Oxford, ELMES & HEWSON Catalogue of Irish Topographical Prints and Original Drawings, Dublin E.S.T.C. Eighteenth Century Short Title Catalogue. FERGUSON, Paul Map Library, TCD. GILBERT Catalogue of Books and Mss. in the library of Sir John Gilbert. GILCHER A Bibliography of George Moore. HALKETT & LANG A Dictionary of the Anonymous and Pseudonymous Literature of Great Britain. HERBERT Limerick Printers & Printing HICKEY & DOHERTY A Dictionary of Irish History Since Dublin, HOGAN Dictionary of Irish Literature. Dublin, KELLY, James Irish Protestants and the Experience of Rebellion KENNEDY, Máire Printer to the City: John Exshaw, Lord Mayor of Dublin [2006] KEYNES A Bibliography of Sir William Petty F.R.S KINANE A History of the Dublin University Press , Dublin, KRESS The Kress Library of Business and Economics in Harvard. 4 vols LOEBER A Guide to Irish Fiction Dublin, Four Courts, LYNAM The Irish Character in Print. Dublin McCREADY A William Butler Yeats Encyclopædia. McDONNELL & HEALY Gold Tooled Bookbindings Commissioned by Trinity College in the 18 th Century. McDONNELL Five Hundred years of the Art of the Bookbinder in Ireland to the Present. McGEE Irish Writers of the 17th Century McTERNAN Here s to their Memory, & Sligo Sources & MELVIN Estates and Landed Society in Galway MILLER Dolmen XXV Bibliography MUNTER A Dictionary of the Print Trade in Ireland New York, N.S.T.C. Nineteenth Century Short Title Catalogue. NEWMAN Companion to Irish History, O DONOGHUE The Poets of Ireland. Dublin, O FARRELL Who s Who in the Irish War of Independence. Dublin, O HIGGINS A Bibliography of Irish Trials & other Legal Proceedings. Oxon, O REILLY Four Hundred Irish Writers. PATERSON The County Armagh Volunteers of PHILLIPS Printing and Book Production in Dublin POLLARD Dublin s Trade in Books POLLARD Dictionary of Members of the Dublin Book Trade PYLE The Different Worlds of Jack B. Yeats. His Cartoons and Illustrations. Dublin, SLATER Directory of Ireland SLOCUM & CAHOON A Bibliography of James Joyce. London, STC A Short-Title Catalogue SWEENEY Ireland and the Printed Word Dublin, WADE A Bibliography of the Writings of W.B. Yeats WALL The Sign of Doctor Hay s Head. Dublin WARE The Works - Harris edition. Dublin WEBB A Compendium of Irish Biography. Dublin, WIKIPEDIA Online Encyclopaedia. WING Short Title Catalogue of Books Published in England and English Books Published Abroad. 114

118 EDMUND BURKE PUBLISHER A SELECTION OF FINE BOOKS FROM OUR PUBLISHING HOUSE B1. BÉASLAÍ, Piaras. Michael Collins and the Making of a New Ireland. Two volumes. A new introduction by Brian P. Murphy, O.S.B. With two portraits in full colour by Sir John Lavery, and other illustrations to each volume. This major work on Michael Collins is by one of his closest friends. An item which is now commanding in excess of four figures in the auction houses. Dublin: De Búrca, pp. (1) xxxii, 292, (2) vi, 328. The limited edition in full green goatskin gilt with a medallion portrait and signature of Collins also in gilt. Housed in a fine slipcase. It includes the list of subscribers. Last few copies. 475 The general edition is limited to 1,000 sets superbly bound in green buckram, with a medallion portrait embossed in gilt on the upper covers, and in slipcase. 95 Michael Collins ( ), was born at Woodfield, Clonakilty, County Cork, the son of a small farmer. Educated locally, and at the age of sixteen went to London as a clerk in the Post Office. He joined the I.R.B. in London. During Easter Week he was Staff Captain and ADC to James Connolly in the GPO. With The O Rahilly he led the first party out of the GPO immediately before its surrender. Arrested, imprisoned and released in December After the victory of Sinn Féin in the 1918 general election and the establishment of Dáil Éireann as the Irish parliament he was made Minister of Home Affairs and later Minister for Finance, and organised the highly successful National Loan. A most capable organiser with great ability and physical energy, courage and force of character, he was simultaneously Adjutant General of the Volunteers, Director of Organisation, Director of Intelligence and Minister for Finance. He organised the supply of arms for the Volunteers and set up a crack intelligence network and an execution squad nicknamed Twelve Apostles. He was for a long time the most wanted man in Ireland but he practically eliminated the British Secret Service with the Bloody Sunday morning operation. 115

119 Edmund Burke Publisher Michael Collins and the Making of a New Ireland is the official biography of a great soldier-statesman and the first authentic history of the rebirth of a nation. Written with inner knowledge by an intimate friend and comrade-in-arms who served with Collins on Headquarters Staff and who shared in many of his amazing adventures and hairsbreadth escapes. WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY PETER HARBISON B2. BORLASE, William G. The Dolmens of Ireland. Their distribution, structural characteristics, and affinities in other countries; together with the folk-lore attaching to them; supplemented by considerations on the anthropology, ethnology, and traditions of the Irish people. With over 800 illustrations (including 3 coloured plates), and 4 coloured folding maps. Three volumes. Full buckram decorated in gilt to a Celtic design. With slipcase. Edition limited to 300 sets, with 'List of Subscribers' The first comprehensive survey of each of the counties of Ireland. With sketches by the author from drawings by Petrie, Westropp, Miss Stokes, Windele, Wood-Martin, Wakeman, etc. The third volume contains an index and the material from folklore, legend, and tradition. A most attractive set of books and a must for the discerning collector. 116

120 Edmund Burke Publisher B3. BOURKE [de Búrca], Éamonn. Burke People and Places. With clan location maps, illustrations and 50 pages of genealogies. Dublin: By Éamonn de Búrca, for Edmund Burke Publisher and Whitegate, Ballinakella Press, Fourth. pp Fine in stiff illustrated wraps. Enlarged with an extra 35 pages of genealogies. 15 B4. CHANDLER, Edward. Photography in Ireland. The Nineteenth Century. Illustrated. Dublin: De Búrca, Folio. pp. xii, 44 (plates), 134. Fine in fine d.j. 20 LIMITED EDITION ONE OF THE RAREST OF ALL IRISH BOOKS B5. COLGAN, John. Triadis Thaumaturgae, seu Divorum Patricii, Columbae et Brigidae, trium veteris et maioris Scotiae, seu Hiberniae Sanctorum Insulae, Communium Patronorum Acta, a Variis, iisque pervetustis, ac Sanctis authoribus Scripta, ac studio R.P.F. Joannis Colgani, in Conventu FF Minor, Hibernor. strictior. observ. Louanii, S. Theologiae Lectorius Jubilati. Ex variis Bibliothecis collecta, Scholiis et commentariis illustrata, et pluribus Appendicibus aucta: complectitur Tomus Secundus Sacrarum ejusdem insulae Antiquitatum - Louvain Dublin: By Éamonn de Búrca, We have republished one of the rarest of all Irish books, with a new introduction by Pádraig Ó Riain. The edition is limited to 300 copies, and handsomely bound in blue quarter morocco, title on spine, top edge gilt, red silk marker. Fine in slipcase. 190 Lecky described this volume: as one of the most interesting collections of Lives of the saints in the world. It is very shameful that it has not been reprinted. The new introduction by Pádraig Ó Riain, contains the first published account of Colgan s recently discovered manuscript notes to the Triadis. This reprint should stimulate further the growing interest in the history of the Irish saints. 117

121 Edmund Burke Publisher B6. COSTELLO, Willie. A Connacht Man s Ramble. Recollections of growing up in rural Ireland of the thirties and forties. With an introduction by Dr. Tom Mitchell. Illustrated by Gerry O Donovan and front cover watercolour by James MacIntyre. Map on end-papers. Dublin: De Búrca, Fourth edition. pp. xii, 211. Fine in French flaps. 15 A deeply personal collection of memories and a valuable account of Irish history including cattle fairs, threshing, rural electrification, interspersed with stories of the matchmaker, the town crier, the chimney sweep and the blacksmith. Over two thousand copies sold in the first week of publication. 118

122 Edmund Burke Publisher B7. COSTELLO, Willie. The Rambling House. Tales from the West of Ireland. Illustrated by Gerry O Donovan and front cover water-colour by James McIntyre. Dublin: De Búrca, pp. x, 111. Fine in French flaps. 15 B8. CUSACK, M.F. A History of the Kingdom of Kerry. Illustrated. Dublin: De Búrca, pp. xvi, 453, 6 (extra maps), lxxxiii. Fine in full buckram, with illustrated coloured dustjacket depicting Jobson s manuscript map of Kerry Margaret Cusack s History of the Kingdom of Kerry is an excellent work treating of the history, topography, antiquities and genealogy of the county. There is an excellent account of the families of: The O Sullivans and MacCarthys; Geraldine Genealogies; The Knights of Kerry and Glyn; Population and Religion; Agricultural Information; St. Brendan; Dingle in the Sixteenth Century; Ardfert; The Geology and Botany of Kerry; Deep Sea Fisheries; Kerry Rivers and Fishing etc. LIMITED EDITION B9. DALTON, Charles Ed. by. King Charles The Second s Irish Army Lists, Dublin: De Búrca, Second. pp. xxxiv, 176. Fine facsimile limited edition in quarter morocco gilt, head and tail bands, in slipcase. Signed and numbered by the publisher. 90 The original edition was published for private circulation and was limited to twenty copies only. The editor states that he made extensive use of the manuscripts of the Marquis of Ormonde, preserved at Kilkenny Castle, the calendared and uncalendared Irish State papers, the King s Letter Books and Entry Books at the Public Record Office for the names of Officers serving on the Irish Establishment, In December 1660, Sir Maurice Eustace, Lord Chancellor, Roger, Earl of Orrery, and Charles, Earl of Mountrath were appointed Lord Justices. Under the able rule of Orrery and Mountrath the Army in Ireland was reduced and remodelled. King Charles s new army dates from 11th February, 1661 and when the Irish parliament met in May the Lord Chancellor informed the House that there were twenty months arrears due to the army. The patrons of military history while glancing at the list of officers appointed to command this army, will recognise the names of many Cromwellian field officers who had served in Ireland during the Commonwealth. One may wonder how these renegades found their way into the new Royalist levies. The answer is that these same officers not only supported the Restoration but were eager in the King s service afterwards. It transpired that many Cromwellians were retained in the Army of Ireland and had equal rights with those Royalists who had fought for Charles I and had shared the long exile of Charles II. From a purely military point of view they had learned the art of war under the most successful soldier of his time. 119

123 Edmund Burke Publisher LIMITED EDITION B10. DE COURCY IRELAND, John. History of Dun Laoghaire Harbour. With numerous illustrations and maps. Dublin: By Éamonn de Búrca, for Edmund Burke Publisher, First edition. pp. xiv, 184. Limited edition of 50 copies, signed by the author and publisher. Bound in full maroon levant morocco, covers with a gilt anchor and sailing ship. Spine divided into five compartments by four gilt raised bands. T.e.g. A fine binding from the Harcourt Bindery, Boston. 500 Dun Laoghaire harbour, recognised as one of the most picturesque in Europe, was built early in the 19th century as the consequence of an explosion of popular anger at the continuous deaths from shipwreck in Dublin Bay. The most competent and experienced navigators at that time described the port of Dublin as the most perilous in the whole world for a ship to leave or approach in certain circumstances. Thanks largely to the efficiency and foresight of Captain Hutchison, the first Harbour Master, the port built as an Asylum harbour or port of refuge, became with the introduction of steamdriven passenger and mail carrying ships the busiest port on the eastern shore of the Irish Sea, also a leading fishing port and popular yachting centre. B11. DE COURCY IRELAND, John. History of Dun Laoghaire Harbour. With numerous illustrations and maps. Dublin: By Éamonn de Búrca, for Edmund Burke Publisher, Second edition. pp. xiv, 184. Fine in fine d.j. 20 B12. DONOHOE, Tony. The History of Crossmolina. Foreword by Thomas Gildea Cannon. Illustrated. Dublin: De Búrca, Roy 8vo. pp. xviii, 627. Buckram gilt in d.j. Very scarce. 90 The author Tony Donohoe, farmer and keen local historian has chronicled in great detail the history his ancestral parish from the early Christian period to the present. This authoritative work is the result of thirty years of meticulous research and is a most welcome contribution to the history of County Mayo. In the foreword Thomas Gildea Cannon states Tony Donohoe has brought it all vividly to light in his impressive history. Using his treasure trove of published and unpublished materials, patiently accumulated over the decades, he has told the story of an ancient parish with a scholar s eye for the telling detail... has made effective use of the unpublished Palmer and Pratt estate papers to help 120

124 Edmund Burke Publisher bridge the dark gap between seventeenth-century documents detailing the changeover in land ownership from native to settler, and nineteenth-century sources. B13. [FAMINE IN IRELAND] Transactions of the Central Relief Committee of the Society of Friends during the famine in Ireland, 1846 and With an index by Rob Goodbody. Dublin: De Búrca, pp. xliii, 529. Fine in buckram gilt. 35 It is difficult to read unmoved some of the detailed testimony contained in this volume of the reports of the envoys sent out by the Central Relief Committee of the Society of Friends, who found out for themselves what was really going on during the Famine in remote country areas. B14. GLEESON, Rev. John. Cashel of the Kings. A History of the Ancient Capital of Munster from the date of its foundation until the present day. Including historical notices of the Kings of Cashel from the 4th century to the 12th century. The succession of bishops and archbishops from St. Ailbe to the present day. Notices of the principal abbeys belonging to the territory around Cashel, together with items of local history down to the 19th century. Illustrated. Dublin: De Búrca, pp. [ii], xix, 312. Fine in fine d.j. 40 Cover design by courtesy of Mr. Patrick Meaney, Cashel, County Tipperary. An important and scholarly work on one of the most celebrated places of historic interest in Ireland. In medieval times it was the ecclesiastical capital of Munster. Conquered by the Eoghanacht tribe (MacCarthys) led by Conall Corc in the fifth century who set up a fortress on St. Patrick s Rock. They ruled over the fertile plains of Munster unchallenged and their title King of Cashel remained synonymous with that of King of Munster. In law and tradition the kings of Cashel knew no superior and did not acknowledge the overlordship of Tara for five hundred years. Fr. John Gleeson ( ), historian, was born near Nenagh, County Tipperary into a wealthy farming family. Educated locally and at Maynooth. Appointed curate of Lorrha and Templederry, later parish priest of Lorrha and Knock in 1893 and Lorrha in A prolific writer and meticulous researcher, he also wrote History of the Ely O Carroll Territory or Ancient Ormond. 121

125 Edmund Burke Publisher B15. HARRISON, Alan. The Dean s Friend. Anthony Raymond ( ), Jonathan Swift and the Irish Language. Illustrated. Dublin: De Búrca, pp. xv, 175. Fine in fine illustrated d.j. 35 The book introduces us to 17th and 18th century Ireland and to the interface between the two languages and the two cultures. It is a fascinating study of the troubled period after the Battle of the Boyne, encompassing historiography and antiquarianism; contemporary linguistic study and the sociolinguistics of the two languages in contact; Swift and his friends in that context; and the printing and publishing of books in Stuart and early-georgian Ireland. A CLASSIC OF THE GALLOGLAS FAMILIES B16. HAYES-McCOY, Gerard A. Scots Mercenary Forces in Ireland ( ). An account of their service during that period, of the reaction of their activities on Scottish affairs, and of the effect of their presence in Ireland, together with an examination of the Gallóglaigh or Galloglas. With maps, illustrations and genealogies of the MacSweeneys, Clan Donald and the O Neills of Tír Eoghain. With an introduction by Professor Eoin MacNeill. Dublin: By Éamonn de Búrca, for Edmund Burke Publisher, pp. xxi, 391. Superb facsimile reprint, bound in full buckram, with head and tail bands. In coloured dustjacket depicting three galloglasses and an Irish Foot Soldier of the 16th century. 45 They were a force to be reckoned with. An English writer of the period described them as follows: The galloglasses are picked and selected men of great and mighty bodies, cruel, without compassion. The greatest force of the battle consisteth in their choosing rather to die than to yield, so that when it cometh to handy blows, they are quickly slain or win the field. They are armed with a shirt of mail, a skull, and a skeine. The weapon they most use is a battle-axe, or halberd, six foot long, the blade wherof is somewhat like a shoemaker s knife, and without pike; the stroke wherof is deadly. ANNALS OF ULSTER B17. HENNESSY, William M. & MacCARTHY, B. Ed. by. The Annals of Ulster, otherwise Annala Senait. A chronicle of Irish Affairs from A.D. 431 to A.D With translation, notes, and index. New introduction by Nollaig Ó Muraíle. Dublin: De Búrca, Four volumes. Full buckram gilt in slipcase. 285 Also available in a special limited edition of 50 sets, bound in full brown morocco gilt, signed by the publisher. 850 The important Annals of Ulster compiled by Cathal Og Mac Maghnusa at Seanaidh Mac Maghnusa, now Belle Isle in Lough Erne, were so named by the noted ecclesiastic, Ussher, on account of their containing many chronicles relating to that province. They contain more detail on ecclesiastical history than the Annals of the Four Masters, and were consulted by Br. Michael O Clery, Chief of the Four Masters, for his masterpiece. 122

126 Edmund Burke Publisher LIMITED EDITION B18. HENNESSY, William M. Ed. by. The Annals of Lough Cé. A chronicle of Irish affairs from A.D to A.D Edited and with a translation by W.M. Hennessy. With folding coloured plate of the TCD Ms. Two volumes. Dublin: De Búrca, Third. pp. (1) lix, 653, (2) 689. Bound in half green morocco on splash marbled boards. Spine divided into six compartments by five raised bands, title and volume in second and fourth, third and fifth tooled in gilt to a centre Celtic design. Green and gold head and tail bands. T.e.g. Superb in presentation slipcase. 450 These Annals were compiled under the patronage of Brian MacDermott, Chief of Moylurg, who resided in his castle on an island in Lough Key, near Boyle, County Roscommon. They begin with the Battle of Clontarf and continue up to 1636 treating on the whole with Irish affairs, but have many entries of English, Scottish and continental events. They are a primary source for the history of North Connaught. The compilers were of that noted learned family of O Duignans. The only original copy of these Annals known to exist is a small vellum manuscript which was presented to Trinity by Dr. Leland in B19. HENNESSY, William M. Ed. by. The Annals of Lough Cé. A chronicle of Irish affairs from A.D to A.D Edited and with a translation by W.M. Hennessy. With folding coloured plate of the TCD Ms. Two volumes. Dublin: De Búrca, Third. pp. (1) lix, 653, (2) 689. Superb set bound in full buckram gilt and in presentation slipcase. 110 HIS NEVER-FORGOTTEN COUNTRYSIDE ABOUT GLENOSHEEN B20. JOYCE, P.W. Irish Names of Places. With a new introductory essay on the life of P.W. Joyce by Mainchín Seoighe. Dublin: De Búrca, Three volumes. pp. (1) xl, 589, (2) viii, 538, (3) x, 598. Fine

127 Edmund Burke Publisher This scholarly edition is enhanced with a new introductory essay on the life of that noted scholar from County Limerick, P.W. Joyce by the late Mainchín Seoighe, who states: P.W. Joyce followed in the footsteps of Bunting and Petrie, of O Donovan and O Curry, reaching, however, a larger public than any of these four had reached, for the fields he laboured in were more numerous and, as well as that, he principally wrote not for scholars but for the ordinary people of Ireland, people such as he had known in that lovely and never-forgotten countryside round about Glenosheen. B21. KILROY, Patricia. Fall of the Gaelic Lords Dublin: By Éamonn De Búrca for Edmund Burke Publisher, pp. x, 192. Illustrated. Fine in illustrated d.j No period in Irish history is quite so full of drama, heroism and tragedy as the eighty-odd years from the mid 16th to the early 17th centuries: the age of the fall of the Gaelic lords. This intriguing and moving narrative recounts the passing of Gaelic Ireland when the Tudor Crown sought to subdue the island and the Irish chiefs defended their ancient territories and way of life. Beginning in 1534 with young Silken Thomas defiant stand at the gates of Dublin Castle, it tells the story of Red Hugh O Donnell s capture and escape, the rise of the Great Hugh O Neill and the bloody Nine Years War culminating in the Battle of Kinsale, and finally, the Flight of the Earls. Animated with details from The Annals Of The Four Masters and other contemporary accounts, Fall Of The Gaelic Lords is a lively intelligent book aimed at both the historian and general reader. Patricia Kilroy was born in Ireland in As one of the daughters of Seán Lester, who would become the last Secretary-General of the League Of Nations, she spent most of her childhood in The Free City Of Danzig and in Geneva. She studied Modern History and Political Science in Trinity College Dublin. She then worked with the Irish Red Cross, settling refugees from Eastern Europe who had been displaced during World War II. After marrying and while raising her four children, her interest in history continued to grow. Family holidays in Connemara sparked her interest in local history, and talking with the people of the area, as well as academic research, led to the publication in 1989 of The Story Of Connemara. That book focused on a small part of Ireland, and covered from the Ice-Age to the present day; after which she felt she would like to cover the whole of Ireland, whilst focusing on one period in time. And so Fall Of The Gaelic Lords was researched and written. Patricia lives in Dublin. B22. KNOX, Hubert Thomas. The History of the County of Mayo to the Close of the Sixteenth Century. With illustrations and three maps. Castlebourke: De Búrca, Roy. 8vo. pp. xvi, 451. Fine in fine d.j. 45 Prime historical reference work on the history of the County Mayo from the earliest times to It deals at length with the De Burgo Lordship of Connaught. Illustrated with a large folding detailed map of the county, coloured in outline. There are 49 pages of genealogies of the leading families of Mayo: O Connor, MacDonnell Galloglass, Bourke Mac William Iochtar, Gibbons, Jennings, Philbin, Barret, Joyce, Jordan, Costello, etc. 124

128 Edmund Burke Publisher LIMITED TO 200 COPIES B23. LOEBER, Rolf & Magda. Ed. by. Irish Poets and their Pseudonyms in Early Periodicals. Dublin: Edmund Burke Publisher, pp. xxii, 168. Fine in illustrated d.j. 65 Many Irish poems remain hidden in the periodicals and were published under pseudonyms. Therefore, the identity of hundred of Irish poets often is elusive. The discovery of a manuscript of pseudonyms of Irish poets made this volume possible. It lists over 1,200 pseudonyms for 504 Irish poets whose work appeared in over 500 early periodicals published in Ireland, England, North America, and Australia. Rolf Loeber and Magda Loeber are researchers at the medical school of the University of Pittsburgh. They have both extensively published on Irish history and literature. Their most recent book is A Guide to Irish Fiction (Dublin: Four Courts Press, 2006). B24. LOHAN, Máire. An Antiquarian Craze. The life, times and work in archaeology of Patrick Lyons R.I.C. ( ). Dublin: By Éamonn De Búrca for Edmund Burke Publisher, pp. xiv, 192. Illustrated. Fine in coloured illustrated stiff wraps Born in 1861, Sgt. Patrick Lyons, The Antiquarian Policeman, served with the Royal Irish Constabulary from While stationed in the West of Ireland, he developed a keen interest in documenting the fieldmonuments he noticed on his patrols. His discovery of four ogham stones led to a correspondence with Hubert Knox, a renowned Mayo Antiquarian; Lyons provided Knox with important descriptions of field monuments, contributing to 19 published papers. Out of modesty, and fear that the R.I.C. would frown on his antiquarian craze, he preferred not to be acknowledged by name, although he was much admired for his fine mind and dedicated antiquarian policework by those few with whom he shared his interest. To bring to light his remarkable work, this book draws on Lyons own notes and photographs (preserved by N.U.I. Galway and the Royal Society of Antiquaries of Ireland), archived local newspapers and an overview of the social and political history of his times. A quiet, unassuming man, Lyons died in 1954 and lies buried in an unmarked grave in his native Clonmel. His major contribution to Irish archaeology deserves to be acknowledged in print at last. Máire Lohan (née Carroll) was born in Belmullet, County Mayo and now lives in Galway city. While researching for an M.A. in Archaeology at U.C.G. she became aware of the Lyons Photographic Collection there and also of the Knox/Lyons Collection at the Royal Society of Antiquaries of Ireland, around which this book is based. She has worked with the O.P.W. in the Archaeological Survey of County Galway, lectured in archaeology at R.T.C. Galway and excavated in Galway city. She has published articles in the Journal of the Galway Archaeological and Historical Society and Cathair na Mart. This is her first book. B25. MacEVILLY, Michael. A Splendid Resistance. A Life of IRA Chief of Staff Dr. Andy Cooney. Foreword by Sean O Mahony. Illustrated. Dublin: De Búrca, pp. xix, 427. Paperback in coloured illustrated French flaps. 20 Hardback in coloured illustrated dustjacket. 50 Limited edition of 50 copies in full green morocco gilt, in slipcase. 225 The appointment of Andy (Andrew) Cooney as Chief of Staff of the Irish Republican Army (IRA) while still a medical student was the highpoint of a military career which began in 1917 and was not to end until Prior to this he had served as a Volunteer, GHQ Officer, Brigade Commander and Divisional Commander before being appointed to the IRA General Staff with the rank of Quartermaster-General in 1924 and Chief of Staff in 1925, at which time he was elected as Chairman of the IRA Executive. Cooney was to retain this post until Afterwards, he remained close to the IRA General Staff until he emigrated to the USA. 125

129 Edmund Burke Publisher Michael MacEvilly s meticulously researched life of Dr. Andy Cooney sheds valuable light on a chapter of Irish republicanism which has hitherto been seriously neglected. No student of Irish republican history can afford to ignore this book, which is also to be commended for its selection of many hitherto unpublished photographs. - Tim Pat Coogan. Michael MacEvilly narrates the life story of Andy Cooney in compelling fashion. Readers will be fascinated by the manner in which a young man combined his studies to be a doctor with his duties as an IRA Volunteer from 1917 onwards. In terms of the wider historical narrative of the period, the book, using much original source material, makes an important new contribution. It makes clear the command structure of the IRA, at both a national and local level, during the War of Independence, the Civil War and beyond. The strengths and weaknesses of individuals are also delineated with remarkable clarity. In particular new information is provided on Bloody Sunday, November 1920; the role of the IRB and Michael Collins at the time of the Treaty; and the differences between the IRA and de Valera when Fianna Fail was founded. Above all the book is extremely well researched and eminently readable. - Brian Murphy OSB. Michael MacEvilly was born in Castlebar, Co. Mayo. He was educated at St. Jarlath s College, Tuam, Co. Galway and subsequently studied Arts and Commerce at University College, Galway. He worked as an accountant and auditor in his own firm located in Dublin, and had a long association with and interest in the Irish Judo Association and the Olympic Council of Ireland. Irish history and the Irish language were Michael s major interests. This primarily stemmed from his detailed research of the history of the MacEvilly family, especially their involvement in the War of Independence of which he was particularly proud. Irish republican history was an enduring passion and he became a keen scholar and book-collector on the area. He was an active member of the Committee of the Club and was President from 2000 to Michael passed away in He is sadly missed by his family and friends. 126

130 Edmund Burke Publisher EDITION LIMITED TO 10 SIGNED SETS B26. MacFHIRBHISIGH, Dubhaltach. The Great Book of Irish Genealogies - Leabhar Genealach. Edited, with translation and indices by Nollaig Ó Muraíle. List of subscribers. Five volumes. Dublin: De Búrca, 2003/4. 4to. Bound in qtr green morocco on cloth boards. Spine divided into six compartments by five raised bands. Title and author/editor on maroon morocco letterpieces in the second and fourth, the remainder tooled in gilt to an interlacing Celtic design. White endbands. Top edge gilt. Edition limited to ten sets only, signed by the Publisher and Editor. 1,650 The great Connacht scholar Dubhaltach Mac Fhirbhisigh (c ), from Lackan, County Sligo, compiled his monumental Great Book of Genealogies in Galway at the height of the Cromwellian Wars in the mid-seventeenth century. The work has long been recognised as the most important source for the study of Irish family history, and it is also of great importance to historians of pre-17th century Ireland since it details the ancestry of many significant figures in Irish history - including: Brian Boroimhe (d.1014); Ulick Burke, Marquis of Clanricarde (d.1657); James Butler, Duke of Ormonde (d.1688); Somhairle Buidhe (Sorley Boy) MacDonnell (d.1589); Randal MacDonnell, Marquis of Antrim (d.1683); Garrett Óg Fitzgerald, Earl of Kildare (d.1536); Diarmuid Mac Murchadha (d.1171); Myler Magrath, Archbishop of Cashel (d.1622), Murrough O Brien, Baron of Inchiquin (d.1674); Feagh MacHugh O Byrne (d.1597); Rory O Conor.(d.1198); Red Hugh O Donnell (d.1602); Hugh O Neill, Earl of Tyrone (d.1616); Owen Roe O Neill (d.1649), and many, many more. Both in terms of size and significance the Great Book of Genealogies is on a par with that other great seventeenth century compilation, the Annals of the Four Masters; and O Donovan did edit a thirty-page extract from the book, making it the centrepiece of his second greatest work, The Genealogies, Tribes and Customs of Hy-Fiachrach (1844). But while quite a few other (almost invariably brief) extracts from the work have appeared in print over the past century and a half, some 90% of the Book of Genealogies has never hitherto been translated or published. B27. MacFHIRBHISIGH, Dubhaltach The Great Book of Irish Genealogies - Leabhar Genealach. Edited, with translation and indices by Nollaig Ó Muraíle. List of subscribers. Five volumes. Dublin: De Búrca, 2003/4. 4to. Full buckram gilt. Over 3,600 pages. Full buckram gilt, in presentation box

131 Edmund Burke Publisher The original text, both prose and poetry, of both works is accompanied by a painstaking English translation. But, perhaps most important of all, the edition includes, in addition to several valuable appendices, a comprehensive series of indices which provide a key to the tens of thousands of personal names, surnames, tribal names and place-names that the work contains. In fact, the portion relating to personal names is the largest Irish language names index that has ever been compiled. B28. MARTIN, Edward A. A Dictionary of Bookplates of Irish Medical Doctors. With short biographies. Illustrated. Dublin: De Búrca, pp. xiv, 160. Illustrated boards in d.j

132 Edmund Burke Publisher B29. MELVIN, Patrick. Estates and Landed Society in Galway. With a foreword by Desmond Fitzgerald, Knight of Glin. Illustrated. Dublin: De Búrca, December, pp Full buckram gilt. And a limited edition of 50 copies only in full goatskin. Standard edition 75 Limited edition 255 This work is based on a Trinity College Dublin Ph.D. thesis prepared under the direction of Professor L.M. Cullen. It investigates and describes the varied origins and foundation of estates and proprietors in Galway and how that process was affected by the political turmoils and transplantations of the 17th century. The aftermath of these turmoils in England and Ireland saw the establishment of a core number of successful estates founded largely by ambitious families able to trim their sails to changing times and opportunities. Alongside these estates there remained at the same time a fluctuating mass of smaller proprietors whose lands frequently fell to more able or business-like landowners. Penal laws and poor land quality resulted in exile sometimes temporary - for many of the older Catholic landowners. The book describes how, by the 19th century, the variously rooted strands of proprietors became bound together by the common interest of property, security and class and survived with their social if not political influence largely intact through the 19th century. The role of this large and diverse gentry class in local administration, politics, social life and as landlords is described in some detail. The size of the county and complexity of changing estate history prevents the book from being exhaustive or a complete history of all estates and gentry families. These Anglo-Irish families (the term is unsatisfactory) became largely sidelined, irrelevant and forgotten by the modern nationalist Irish state. Their numbers and variety in Galway is made clear through a large range of house illustrations. Many of the old landed class and nobility embodied values worthwhile in society. The wealthiest were patrons of much of the culture and art of old Europe. They stood for continuity, tradition, a sense of public duty, standards and refinement in manners. Many of them fostered the pursuit of outdoor sports and horseracing. They linked their frequently remote places to the wider world and they were at the same time cosmopolitan and local without being parochial. Although a declining social force they frequently held liberal attitudes against the power and dominance of 129

133 Edmund Burke Publisher state, church, and the ever expanding bureaucracy in modem society and government. Some, of course, did not always live up to ideals. - Knight of Glin. The contents include: Foreword; Preface; Introduction; Origins and Establishments of Estates; Estates and Estate Management; The Social Life of the Gentry; Marriage, Family and Careers; The Gentry as Landlords; The County and Local Roll of the Gentry; The Gentry and Politics; Ideas of Class and Historical Identity; Review and Retrospect. B30. NELSON, E. Charles & WALSH, Wendy F. An Irish Flower Garden Replanted. The Histories of Some of Our Garden Plants. With coloured and Chinese ink illustrations by Wendy F. Walsh. Second edition revised and enlarged. Dublin: Edmund Burke Publisher, pp. x, This book has been out of print for almost a decade, and in the intervening years many things have happened both in my own life and in the interwoven lives of my friends and colleagues, and gardens and their plants. I have also learnt more about the garden plants that we cultivate in Ireland. A new edition was required, and I have taken the opportunity to augment the original text. I have added a chapter on roses, based on my address to the ninth World Rose Convention held in Belfast during 1991, and I have drawn into this book, in edited form, a scattering of essays that were published elsewhere and the unpublished scripts for talks which I gave on Sunday Miscellany broadcast by Radio Telefis Eireann. I have also made corrections, and altered a few names to bring them up-to-date. In a few instances, the previously published history has been revised in the light of my more recent research - Dr. E.C. Nelson. The book is lavishly illustrated by Wendy Walsh, with 21 coloured plates (including ten new watercolours for this edition), eighteen figures in Chinese inks and nine vignettes in pencil. A MONUMENT TO ONE OF OUR GREAT CELTIC SCHOLARS B31. O CURRY, Eugene. On The Manners and Customs of The Ancient Irish. A series of lectures delivered by the late Eugene O Curry, M.R.I.A., Professor of Irish History and Archaeology in the Catholic University of Ireland. Edited, appendices etc, by W.K. Sullivan. With a new introduction by Nollaig Ó Muraíle. Three volumes. Dublin: By Éamonn de Búrca, for Edmund Burke Publisher, Bound in full green buckram, with harp in gilt on upper covers. Head and tail bands. pp. (1) xviii, 664, (2), xix, 392 (3) xxiv, 711. Fine. 235 O Curry s twenty-one Lectures on the Manuscript Materials of Ancient Irish History, delivered at the College during the terms 1855 and 1856 were published with an appendix in one volume. They are a mine of information on the subject of our Irish manuscripts and are illustrated with numerous facsimile specimens. His thirty-eight lectures On the Manners and Customs of the Ancient Irish, delivered at the University between May 1857 and July 1862 (the last one only a fortnight before his death) were published in Dublin in three volumes. These were edited with an introduction (which takes up the whole of the first volume), appendices and other material by Dr. W.K. Sullivan. O Curry s works stand to this day as a monument to one of our greatest Celtic scholars. Dr. Nollaig Ó Muraíle states: This, the single most substantial work produced by one of the great pioneering figures who laid the foundations of modern Irish scholarship in the fields of Gaelic language and literature, 130

134 Edmund Burke Publisher medieval history and archaeology, has been exceedingly difficult to come by (even in some reputable libraries) for the best part of a century. It is therefore greatly to be welcomed that it is now being made available again, by De Búrca Books - not just for the sake of present day scholars but also for the general reader who will derive from its pages much enjoyment and enlightenment about the lifestyle and general culture of our ancient forebears. B32. O DONOVAN, John. Ed. by. Annála Ríoghachta Éireann - Annals of the Kingdom of Ireland by the Four Masters. From the earliest times to the year Edited from the manuscript in the Royal Irish Academy and Trinity College Dublin, with copious historical, topographical and genealogical notes and with special emphasis on place-names. Seven large vols. With a new introduction by Kenneth Nicholls. Dublin: De Búrca, Over 4,000 pages. Large 4to. Superb set in gilt and blind stamped green buckram, in presentation box. 865 This is the third and best edition as it contains the missing years [ ] of the now lost Annals of Lecan from Roderic O Flaherty s transcript. To enhance the value of this masterpiece a colour reproduction of Baptista Boazio s map of Ireland 1609 is included in a matching folder. The Annals of the Kingdom of Ireland, Annála Ríoghachta Éireann or the Annals of the Four Masters to give them their best known title are the great masterpieces of Irish history from the earliest times to 1616 A.D. The work was compiled between 1632 and 1636 by a small team of historians headed by Br. Michael O Clery, a Franciscan lay brother. He himself records: there was collected by me all the best and most copious books of Annals that I could find throughout all Ireland, though it was difficult for me to collect them in one place. The great work remained, for the most part, unpublished and untranslated until John O Donovan prepared his edition between 1847 and The crowning achievement of John O Donovan s edition is the copious historical, topographical and genealogical material in the footnotes which have been universally acclaimed by scholars. Douglas Hyde wrote that the O Donovan edition represented: the greatest work that any modern Irish scholar ever accomplished. More recently Kenneth Nicholls says: O Donovan s enormous scholarship breathtaking in its extent when one considers the state of historical scholarship and the almost total lack of published source material in his day, still amazes one, as does the extent to which it has been depended on by others 131

135 Edmund Burke Publisher down to the present. His translations are still superior in reliability to those of Hennessy, MacCarthy or Freeman to name three editor-translators of other Irish Annals... his footnotes are a mine of information. A superb set of this monumental source for the history of Ireland. B33. SWEENEY, Tony. Catalogue Raisonné of Irish Stuart Silver. A Short Descriptive Catalogue of Surviving Irish Church, Civic, Ceremonial & Domestic Plate dating from the Reigns of James I, Charles I, The Commonwealth, Charles II, James II, William & Mary, William III & Queen Anne Illustrated. Dublin: De Búrca, Folio. pp In a fine buckram binding by Museum Bookbinding and printed in Dublin by Betaprint. Signed and numbered limited edition of 400 copies, 360 of which are for sale. Fine in illustrated d.j. 135 Compiled from records of holdings by Cathedrals, Churches, Religious Houses, Colleges, Municipal Corporations, Museums & Art Galleries. Further information has been obtained from those who deal in and those who collect Antique Silver, with special regard to Auction Sales. DE-LUXE LIMITED EDITION B34. SWEENEY, Tony & Annie, & HYLAND, Francis. The Sweeney Guide to the Irish Turf from Owners, Trainers, Jockeys, Sires, Records, Great Races, Flat & Jumping, Places of Sport, Past & Present, The Dish Spiced with Anecdotes, Facts, Fancies. Profusely illustrated with coloured plates. Dublin: De Búrca, Folio. pp Edition limited to 25 numbered copies only, signed by the partners, publisher and binder. Bound in full green niger oasis by Des Breen. Upper cover tooled in gilt with a horseshoe enclosing a trefoil with the heads of Sadler s Wells, Arkle and Nijinsky, above lake waters (SWAN-LAKE). Splash-marbled end-papers; green and cream head and tail bands. All edges gilt. With inset CD carrying the full text of the work making it possible for subscribers to enter results subsequent to In this fashion it becomes a living document. This is the only copy remaining of the Limited Edition. 1,650 Apart from racing enthusiasts, this is a most valuable work for students of local history as it includes extensive county by county records of race courses and stud farms, with hitherto unfindable details. The late Dr. Tony Sweeney, Anglo-Irish racing journalist and commentator, was Irish correspondent of the Daily Mirror for 42 years. He shared RTE television commentary with Michael and Tony O Hehir 132

136 Edmund Burke Publisher over a period of thirty-five years. Dr. Sweeney was also a form analyst with the Irish Times, and author of two previous books Irish Stuart Silver, a Catalogue Raisonné (1995) and Ireland and the Printed Word (1997), for which he was awarded a Doctorate of Literature by the National University of Ireland. His late wife Annie, a former French stage and screen ballet dancer whose film credits included L Homme au Parapluie Vert starring Fernanded and Chanteur de Mexico with Luis Mariano. For over a quarter of a century, in her role as turf statistician, she supplied the Irish Times with course facts and figures. Francis Hyland a former stockbroker turned bookmaker is currently chairman of the Irish National Bookmakers Association. A passionate racing researcher, he co-authored with Guy St. John Williams, histories of the Irish Derby and the Jameson Irish Grand National. B35. SWEENEY, Tony & Annie, & HYLAND, Francis. The Sweeney Guide to the Irish Turf from Owners, Trainers, Jockeys, Sires, Records, Great Races, Flat & Jumping, Places of Sport, Past & Present, The Dish Spiced with Anecdotes, Facts, Fancies. Profusely illustrated with coloured plates. Dublin: De Búrca, Folio. pp Bound in full buckram gilt. 95 B36. TALBOT, Hayden. Michael Collins Own Story. Told to Hayden Talbot. With an introduction by Éamonn de Búrca. Dublin: De Búrca, November, pp. 256, plus index. Full buckram gilt. And a limited edition of 50 copies only in full goatskin. Standard edition 45 Limited edition 375 The American journalist Hayden Talbot first met Michael Collins at the Gresham Hotel in Dublin, shortly after the signing of the Anglo-Irish treaty in December In the course of his working career Talbot had met many important people, but he soon realised that Collins was one of the most remarkable. He admits he had underestimated Collins before he got to know him, but Collins quickly earned his respect - not least by his habit of treating everyone, from Arthur Griffith to the lowliest of his supporters, with equal consideration and politeness. Talbot made it his business to meet Collins as often as possible and during months of close association Collins impressed him as the finest character it had ever been my 133

137 Edmund Burke Publisher good fortune to know. He valued their friendship more than any other. This work contains an invaluable insight into Collins thinking and actions during this epic period of Irish history. It deals at length with Easter Week, The Black and Tans, The Murder of Francis Sheehy Skeffington, the Treaty negotiations and his vision for the resurgent nation which, unfortunately he was given too little time to develop in practice. Rare interviews with Arthur Griffith and Eoin MacNeill further enhance this book, which has long been out of print and hard to find in the antiquarian book market. Originally published in 1922, our edition has a new introduction and an index which was not in the first edition. B37. WALDRON, Jarlath. Maamtrasna. The Murders and The Mystery. With location map and engineers map of the route taken by the murderers in 1882, depicting the roads, rivers, mountains, and houses with names of occupants. With numerous illustrations and genealogical chart of the chief protagonists. Dublin: De Búrca, Fifth edition. pp Mint in illustrated wrappers with folding flaps. 20 This is a wonderful book, full of honour, contrast and explanation driven with translucent compassion The author has done something more than resurrect the ghosts of the misjudged. He has projected lantern slides of a past culture, the last of Europe s Iron Age, the cottage poor of the west of Ireland. Frank Delaney, The Sunday Times. 134


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