Thomas Ashe 1885-1917.
Sean O Luing. I Die in a Good Cause. A study of Thomas Ashe, Idealist and Revolutionary. Anvil paperback, n.d. [circa 1967], only edition. A scarce and useful biography. There was no hardback edition, and there is no other biography in English.
Michael Collins: The Secret File
Blackstaff Press, Belfast 1997, edited by A.T.Q. Stewart.
Photographic reproduction of full contents of the secret RIC file on Collins, 1916-1920, indexed, with an introduction. Scarce. (2)More details ›
Capuchin Annual 1942 & 1966
Two commemorative issues with much useful material about the Rising, the 1942 issue with covers reattached.More details ›
Illustrated War News, May 10 1916
Includes a section on the Dublin Rising, with photographic illustrations etc. Scarce.More details ›
The Story of a Success [story of St. Enda’s].
Edited by Desmond Ryan, Maunsel 1918, popular edn.
Orig. wrappers, worn.More details ›
From the library of Sean Mac Diarmada [1884-1916]
A much worn copy of Barry O’Brien’s Ireland, 12mo cloth, 1897, from Sean Mac Diarmada’s collection, inscribed to Mac Diarmada’s grand-nephew Patrick McDermot by Patrick’s father, Sean’s nephew. A pencilled list of monarchs on rear endpaper may be in Sean Mac Diarmada’s youthful hand.
Very worn and soiled, contents page tipped in at rear, possibly incomplete, sold as an association copy, w.a.f.
With a copy of Thomas Paine’s The Rights of Man, incomplete, also from Sean Mac Diarmada’s library but without inscriptions.
Provenance: MacDermott family, by descent; Independence sale 15 April 2008.
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John Holt after Benjamin West
Engraving: The Battle of the Boyne,” showing King William on a white horse, 1800, approx. 47 x 61cm, in a good 19th Century gilt tipped oak frame. Rare. (1)More details ›
Sons of Ireland: The Illustrious Sons of Ireland, a very fine large print, proof copy by S. Lipschitz, London, a group scene, with names of each sitter printed on the mount underneath, approx. 65 x 94cm, black frame. Good. (1)More details ›
Dublin, 1878: Dublin Illustrated – Views in the City, A large original print from The Graphic, Aug. 17th, 1878, showing, Sackville St., The Four Courts, The Vice Regal Lodge, etc., approx. 39.5 x 57cm, in maple frame. An attractive item. (1)More details ›
Home Rule: A broadside Poster, “Home – Rule. Irishmen Remember if you are separated from England as to your Legislature, you must raise your own Taxes to replace those now paid by the Imperial Parliament for your Military and Police, and your Judiciary and County Courts. At Present you have no Assessed Taxes, no Excise Duties on Railways. These Exemptions amount to £4,000,000. Irish Members also will have no voice in the Imperial Parliament, an Ireland will be no more than a Colony. Think well over these Facts, and signed Cavendish H. Foster, Feb. 7, 1874. Printed one side only, no place approx. 44.5 x 28cm. Scarce. (1)More details ›
Home Rule Picture: An attractive coloured lithographic Picture displaying a view of College Green with Home Rule Rally outside, and emblematic figure of Ireland holding a harp in front, and with cameo portraits of Parnell, Dillon, Davitt and other members of Home Rule party at top, approx. 23″ x 15 1/2″, printed by Cherry Smallridge, Designers & Printers, America?, some faults, framed. As a poster, w.a.f. (1)More details ›
“God Save Ireland”
Land League Poster: The Land for the People, Monster Land Meeting will be Held on Hugh Carr’s Farm at Kilbrennon Convenient to Rochfordbridge on Sunday, 10th October, no date c. 1880’s. …the following M.P.s are invited to attend Charles Stewart Parnell, John Dillon, Thomas Sexton… . A lg. broadside poster, approx. 76 x 51cm, printed on green paper, very good, framed. V. Scarce. (1)
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Michael Collins: Beal na Blath, Co. Cork. The day after Michael Collins was Shot, A very good reproduction of soldiers standing to attention and mourners with flowers, at the scene, approx. 25.5 x 15.5cm, framed. Rare. (1)More details ›
Harry Kernoff R.H.A. (1900-1974)
James Connolly with Irish Citizen Army and Liberty Hall in Background, a woodcut 35.5 x 25.5cm, inscribed at base ‘Connolly & Liberty Hall, Dublin (executed 1916)’ and signed by Kernoff. This is one of four versions, and which this example is one of the Rarest, gilt frame, tight mount. (1)More details ›
Michael Davitt (1846-1906): A fine large coloured three-quarter length Portrait of Michael Davitt, standing in a palatial interior, with raised embellishments, possibly of American origin, approx. 66 x 51cm, in a contemporary gilt tipped maple frame. (1)More details ›
The First Dail, 1919: A very good reproduction photograph Dail Eireann, An Tarna Tionol, 10 Abran, 1919, with names of cabinet and members underneath, approx. 25.5 x 40.5cm, framed. V. good. (1)More details ›
Michael Collins: A portrait, of General Collins in Free State Uniform, approx. 51 x 38cm, apparently on enlarged photograph with some colour tinting, mounted on canvas. As a photo, w.a.f. (1)More details ›
Civil War 1922: Poblacht na h’Eireann, War News Nos. 14, 27 & 54. Three printed broadsides, for 12th & 31st July, & 7th Sept. 1922, each approx. 35.5 x 23cm, framed. V. good.
* Reporting on Cathal Brugha’s funeral, Mrs. Mc Swiney’s arrest, Castle Tactics, Reports from Republican Prisoners, and rumours of peace negotiations. (3)More details ›
Eamon De Valera, Caricatures, 1932: An attractive collection of seven very interesting caricature sketches of Eamon de Valera in various guises, each from Punch or the London Charivari, March to November 1932. Now framed as one large collage, included are:
* Trying in on the Dog,
* Trouble Astern
* The Playboy Innocent
* A Standing Menace
* The Doctrinaire’s Dilemma
* Practising the Splits
* A Freak Entry.
Overall approx. 81 x 113cm, in black frame. (1)More details ›
President De Valera and his Cabinet. Colour printed poster showing photographic portraits of De Valera and nine members of his cabinet against a four leaf clover Celtic motif border. Dublin printed circa 1932, approx. 76 x 51cm, some professional restoration at foot, no loss. Attractive item. (1)More details ›
John Terence Hickey
Aras an Uachtarain: Gates of Aras an Uachtarain, a watercolour, approx. 34.5 x 25.5, signed with initials J.T.H., gilt frame. Good. (1)More details ›