1798: Bartlett (T.), Dickson (D.), Keogh (D.), Whelan (K.) editors, 1798 – A Bicentenary Perspective, thick 8vo D. 2003. SPECIAL EDN. No. 23 (100). Signed by all the editors, orig. cloth & slip case. (1)More details ›
Leader of the Irish Party
Redmond (John) M.P.: A comprehensive Scrapbook, with press cuttings, programmes, telegrams, photographs etc. relating to his visit to the United States in 1910, carefully compiled in a quarto mor. backed cuttings book (spine perished) and reputed to have been assembled by Mrs. Redmond. There is also a very fine original pen and ink drawing of Redmond by Krafmer on card and laid down on inside front cover. a useful compilation dating from the period when Redmond was at the height of his influence, still the unchallenged ‘Leader of the Irish People’. As an album, w.a.f.
N.B. The National Library of Ireland has some similar albums from other events in Redmond’s life, this the American Trip appears to be lacking from that series.
Provenance: Redmond Family. (1)More details ›
Inscribed Presentation Copies
Redmond Association Copies: Redmond (John E.) Home Rule Speeches of John Redmond, M.P., ed. by R. Barry O’Brien, 8vo L. 1910. Port. frontis (loose), Presentation inscription on front loose blank, ‘W.A. Redmond B.A. B.L. from affectionate Father, July 1910.’; = also Mac Donagh (M.) The Life of Daniel O’Connell, 8vo L. 1903. Port. frontis (loose). Signed in pencil on front fly leaf ‘W.A.R. Jan. 1906,’ both cloth. (2)More details ›
Signed by J.E. Redmond
John Redmond Association: Finnerty (John F.) Ireland, The People’s History of Ireland, Vol. I (ex 2) N.Y. 1904. Presentation inscription, “To The Hon. John E. Redmond, M.P. Leader of the Irish Party and People, with Compliments best wishes & respects, John F. Finerty, Chicago, U.S.A. May 3, 1904”; = “Ireland Industrial an Agricultural,” roy 8vo D. 1902, illus. Inscribed ‘J.E. Redmond’ in pencil on hf. title; = & 2 other volumes signed with initials, “J.E.R.,” all cloth, some dam. As a lot, w.a.f. (4)More details ›
Beaslai (Piaras) Michael Collins and the Making of a New Ireland, 2 vols. thick 4to D. 1926. FIRST EDN., 2 cold. frontis & 16 bl. & white illus. (complete) 1 leaf loose, orig. green cloth.
* Lt. Col. Harrington’s copy, inscribed by him in both vols., & dated 1926. (2)More details ›
Presentation Copy to Erskine Childers
Mac Manus (Seamus) The Story of the Irish Race, roy 8vo N.Y. 1922. THIRD EDN., illus., orig. cloth.
*Inscribed on front blank from S. Mac Manus of Donegal, Nov. 1933, to Mr. Erskine Childers. (1)More details ›
Liam de Roiste’s Copy
Dail Eireann 1919 – 1922: Minutes of Proceedings of the First Parliament of the Republic of Ireland 1919 – 1921 – Official Record, 8vo D. 1921, inscribed by Liam de Roiste on front free end; = also Debate on the Treaty between Great Britain and Ireland, – Official Report, 8vo D. 1921, both orig. green cloth, & v. good. Rare. (2)More details ›
Liam de Roistes’ Copy
Bureau of Military History: Roinn Cosanta: Buro Staire Mileata (Bureau of Military History) 1913 – 1921. Vol. 1 – III in 4 vols., folio (complete), covering the period from Aug. 1898 to the Anglo-Irish Truce in July 1921. Cyclostyled typescript, in orig. printed cloth backed printed boards. V. good.
* This chronology was prepared as a reference guide for the staff of the Bureau and to assist people giving evidence to the Bureau on their involvement in the War of Independence & the events leading up to it. This was never published. it is certainly the most detailed account available of events during the period, and an invaluable source for scholars.
Provenance: From Liam de Roiste’s Collection. (4)More details ›
Queen Victoria Visits Ireland, 1849
Illustrated London News: Memorable volume, covering as it does, the conditions in Ireland during The Famine, but also describing in great detail the young Queen Victoria’s visit to Ireland, profusely illustrated with pictures, events in Cork, Dublin & Belfast during her stay. Lg. folio volume consisting of Vols. XIV & XV, bound as one, April 7th – Dec. 29th 1849. As a newspaper, w.a.f. (1)More details ›
Periodical: O’Hegarty (P.S.)ed. The Separatist. A National Political Weekly. Vol. I No. 1 (18 Feb. 1922) – No. 29 (9 Sept. 1922) 29 issues complete, folio, some fold. marks, & some foxing, modern cloth backed buckram. A very good set of this exceptionally scarce periodical.
* Financed by the I.R.B., the aim of the paper was totally separatist, while accepting the Treaty as a necessary step forward to final separation from Britain. The last three issues contain extensive material in memory of Griffith and Michael Collins. It ceased after the editor became Secretary of the Irish Post Office. (1)More details ›
1916 & The Civil War in Ireland: Albums. A good collection of six folio Albums containing newscuttings, mainly relating to the history and leading personalities of the 1916 – 1922 period in Ireland. These are mostly extracted from later newspapers and magazines from about 1930 to the 1960’s, 70’s, and as late as 1990. Neatly presented, includes much interesting retrospective material especially on Collins, also others such as Cosgrave, Kevin O’Higgins, etc. etc. A very useful compilation. As a coll., of Albums, w.a.f. (6)More details ›
Home Rule: Balfour (Rt. Hon. A.J.) Aspects of Home Rule, L. 1912; = Samuels (A.W.) Home Rule: Fenian Home Rule: Home Rule All Round: Devolution: What do they Mean, D. 1911, also Home Rule Finance, 1912; = Facts of Radical Misgovernment and the Home Rule Question down to Date, D. 1909; = Home Rule Notes, Vol. I, 1911-12, all above cloth; = Pim (H. Moore) Unconquerable Ulster, 12mo no date, c. 1918; Maxwell (H.) Ulster was Right, L. n.d. d.w.; = Leech (H. Brougham) The Continuity of the Irish Revolutionary Movement, 8vo L. n.d. c. 1913; = Plunkett (Rt. Hon. H.) The Irish Question, 8vo L. 1914; = & 13 pamphlets on Home Rule & related. As a box lot, w.a.f. (1)More details ›
On my Keeping and in theirs by Louis J Walsh – a record of
experiences on the run, in Derry Gaol, and in Ballykinlar Internment
Camp, printed by Talbot Press, Dublin 1921.More details ›
Das Geheimnisvolle Shiff, August Scherl Gmbh, Berlin,1921.
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Casement’s Last Adventure, by Capt. Robert Monteith, First Battalion, Dublin Regiment, Irish Republican Army. Privately printed, Chicago 1932, first edition. Cloth, spine faded.More details ›
The Great Book of Irish Genealogies.
Dublin, De Burca 2003-4, five vols. buckram gilt, first edition.
Compiled by Dubhaltach Mac Fhirbisigh in the mid-seventeenth century, now first published with translation and indices by Nollaig O Muraile. The most important source for the study of Irish family history before 1650.More details ›
Digest of 19th Century Law Cases
The Law Reports .. for Ireland. Digest of Cases decided by Superior Courts of Common Law and Equity, Landed Estates Court, Courts of Admiralty, Bankruptcy, Probate and Matrimonial Causes .. and by the Court of Appeal and the several divisions of the High Court of Justice in Ireland, 1867-1893. Compiled by R.D. Murray and G.Y. Dixon. Dublin, Ponsonby 1899, thick quarto cloth, 2309 pp, very good copy. Presentation copy inscribed on half-title by one of the compilers.
Very useful reference work, scarce.More details ›
The Fighting Race
Joseph I.C. Clarke. The Fighting Race and other Poems and Ballads.
American News Company, New York 1911, green cloth gilt, first edition.
Signed by author. Fine copy.
The title poem, ‘The Fighting Race’, was a popular recitation in Fenian circles, and was one of Michael Collins’ personal favourites. A copy was among Tom Clarke’s prison papers, written out in Tom’s own hand. The author was born near Dublin in 1846. He resigned a position in the British Civil Service ‘from patriotic motives’, according to O’Donoghue, and went to Paris and later the United States, where he became a leading journalist. His signature is scarce.More details ›
Sinead De Valera’s copy
The Letters and Journals of Lord Byron, with Notices of his Life by Thomas Moore.
London 1875, blue cloth, revised edition with 12 illustrations.
Sinead De Valera’s copy (wife of Eamon de Valera), with her signature on title page.
Caitlín Uí Thallamhain. Sinéad. Scéal Shinéad Bean De Valera. [Biography in Irish of Sinéad de Valera). Dublin 1975.
Inscribed on f.e.p. to Traolach (Terry) De Valera, youngest son of Eamon and Sinéad.
Two fine association copies from the De Valera family.
Sinead Ní Fhlannagáin, born in Balbriggan, was a young teacher when she met Eamon de Valera, then a mathematics teacher at Careysfort, in an Irish-language evening class she was teaching in Dublin. They married in 1910, and she raised a family of five sons and two daughters while her husband spent much time in prison, on the run and as a Republican envoy in the United States. Although she did not have an easy life as a young married woman, she never complained. Later she became a beautiful and dignified Taoiseach’s wife and Presidential consort. A talented writer, she published a long series of stories for children. She never expressed views on political matters, although her brother, Michael O’Flanagan, was a die-hard Sinn Feiner who split with De Valera in 1926. (2)More details ›
George Russell, ‘AE’.
The National Being. Some Thoughts on an Irish Polity.
D., Maunsel 1916. Signed by AE on f.e.p.
‘AE’s thoughts on Ireland’s future, published a few months before everything was ‘changed utterly’ by the 1916 Rising.More details ›