Dublin Historical Record. Published Quarterly by the Old Dublin Society. Vol XIII Nos. 3 & 4, An Tostal Issue 1953.
orig. printed wrappers,
Contents include articles on "Property Taxes in Old Dublin," " Handel in Dublin," "Dubliners 1200-1500, " "The Dublin Gazette 1705-1922," "Dublin Shorthand writers," and "Belvedere House."
The Collegiate Church of St. Nicholas Galway.
(Galway: O'Gorman Ltd, nd.) (196-?)
The Life of James First Duke of Ormonde 1610-1688.
London: John Murray, 1912. In two volumes. First edition.
orig. rust cloth,
(xvi), 534; 458pp. Name o/w a near fine copy.
The Stranger In Ireland; Or, A Tour In The Southern And Western Parts of That Country, In The Year 1805.
London: Printed for Richard Phillips, .... 1806. First edition.
recently rebound with tan calf spine, marble boards, raised bands, blindstamped decoration in compartments, leather label,
(xvi), (1)-530, (2)pp.ads. Titlepage has been professionally reinforced along the outer edge, tear on p/ vii/viii has been professionally repaired, some light scattered foxing but in fact a near fine copy.
JOHN CARR [1772–1832], travel writer, was born in London on 6 December 1772. He was called to the bar at the Middle Temple but gave up the law to travel for health reasons and published accounts illustrated by his own sketches of his journeys in various European countries. After the success of The Stranger in Paris (1803) he published A Northern Summer (1805) and The Stranger in Ireland (1806)., A Tour through Holland followed in 1807. The rapidity with which he turned out his books and their superficiality began to attract comment and earned him the nickname ‘the jaunting car’. In 1807 his Irish book was satirized by Edward Dubois in My pocket-book, or, Hints for a ‘ryghte merrie and conceitede’ tour, in quarto, to be called, ‘The stranger in Ireland’. For this satire the publishers were prosecuted in 1809. Dubois had mocked not only the style of Carr's books but also their profitability to Carr and his publishers and the trial revealed that Carr had received £1900 for his four travel books. Carr lost his case. Undeterred by Dubois's satire, in 1808 he published Caledonian Sketches which in turn became the subject of a witty review by Sir Walter Scott in the Quarterly Review. His last travel book, Descriptive Travels in … Spain, appeared in 1811. Lord Byron, who had met Carr in Cadiz, refers to him in some suppressed stanzas of canto 1 of Childe Harolde as ‘Green Erin's knight and Europe's wandering star’. Carr also published two volumes of poetry and a play. (DNB)
Instructions For The Small Farmers of Ireland, On The Cropping And Culture of Their Farms By.....Recommended by The Royal Agricultural Improvement Society of Ireland.
Dublin: William Curry, 1847.
cont. self-wrappers which have been reinforced by contemporary paper along the spine which makes it impossible to tell if it was issued in self wrappers or whether it is disbound,
(36)pp. A nice copy.
COFFEY, Thomas M.
Agony At Easter. the 1916 Irish Uprising.
London: Harrap, (1970). First edition.
Name o/w fine in a nice d/w.
CONWELL, Eugene Alfred.
Discovery of the Tomb of Ollamh Fodhla (Ollav Fola) Ireland's Most Famous Monarch and Law-Maker Upwards of Three Thousand Years Ago.
Dublin: McGlashan & Gill, .... 1873. First edition.
orig. green cloth,
(x), 69pp. Lacking the front free e/paper o/w a near fine copy.
COYNE, J. Stirling, N.P. Willis, Etc.
The Scenery and Antiquities of Ireland. Illustrated in One Hundred and Twenty Engravings by W.H. Bartlett. With Historical and Descriptive Text by.....
London: Virture & Co., nd. (1842). Two volumes bound in one as issued.
orig. green cloth with decoration in gilt and black on the covers, elaborate gilt on the spine,
(iv), 124, (iv), 108pp. Bookplate, two plates supplied from another copy, one has been trimmed so the margins are approx. 1" less, some scattered foxing and slight browning in the margins of some plates, light wear to the foot of the spine but in fact a better than very good, attractive copy.
DE BREFFNY, Brian.
Ireland: A Cultural Encyclopaedia.
New York: Facts on File, (1983). First edition.
256pp. Fine in d/w.
EDWARDS, Owen Dudley.
The Sins of Our Fathers. Roots of the Conflict n Northern Ireland.
(Dublin): Gill and Macmillan, (1970). First edition.
353pp. Fine in d/w.
Historical Reminiscences of Dublin Castle From 849 to 1904.
Dublin: Sealy, Bryers and Walker, 1904. Sixth edition. (so stated).
orig. light blue cloth,
116pp. Near fine.
Sweet Cork of Thee. with engravings by the author.
New York: Dutton, 1951. Reprint.
235pp. A bit of rubbing to foot of the spine o/w a nice copy.
The Irish Question. I. History of an Idea. II. Lessons of the Election.
New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1886. First U.S. edition. (published in Edinburgh as "Speeches On ...." )
orig. yellow printed wrappers,
(58), (6)pp.ads. A fine copy.
For the Cause of Liberty A Thousand Years of Ireland's Heroes.
New York: Simon and Schuster, (2000). First edition.
cloth backed boards,
397pp. Fine in d/w.
A History of the Siege of Londonderry And Defence of Enniskillen, In 1688 and 1689, With Historical Poetry and Biographical Notes, & c. By....The Battles of the Boyne, Athlone and Aughriim, the Siege and Capitulation of Limerick by Lord MacCaulay. With a Brief Introduction by the Rev. W.M. Punshon.
Toronto: Maclear & Co., 1869. First Canadian edition.
orig. brown cloth,
xvi, 319, (1)pp. ads. Spine and perimeter of covers very slightly faded o/w this is a fine copy.
Ireland Its Places of Beauty Entertainment Sport and Historic Association.
London: George C. Harrap, (1927). "The Kitbag Travel Books."
orig. green cloth,
278pp. Very good.
The Fair Hills of Ireland. With Illustrations by Hugh Thomson.
Dublin: Maunsel and Co., 1906.
orig. medium green cloth with elaborate decoration in gilt on the upper cover and spine,
416pp. Ink stain on the lower corner (about 1 square inch) from pp.325 onwards, not affecting text o/w a nice copy.
Parnell A Biography.
New York: Frederick A. Stokes, 1937. First U.S. edition.
Fine in a nice d/w.
HEAD, Francis B.
A Fortnight In Ireland.
Auburn and Buffalo: Miller, Orton & Mulligan, 1854.
(viii), 216pp. Spine faded o/w a near fine copy.
Letters and Leaders of My Day.
New York: Frederick Stokes, 1929. In two volumes. First U.S. edition.
orig. green cloth,
356; 357-678pp. Fine.